49ers Garoppolo hurt, defense routed in Chiefs home opener

first_imgKANSAS CITY — Jimmy Garoppolo’s fourth-quarter knee injury overshadowed all else that went wrong in the 49ers’ 38-27 loss Sunday to a high-powered Kansas City Chiefs team.Garoppolo got hurt on a third-down scramble to the Chiefs 7-yard line, where he endured a helmet-to-helmet collision with cornerback Steven Nelson with 5:17 remaining.Garoppolo slowly walked back to the 49ers sideline, and after being evaluated in the medical tent, he was carted into the locker room as the Chiefs (3-0) …last_img read more

Play Your Part episode 16: get involved

first_imgYou can get involved with Shalate Teffo of the children’s home, Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng; Sandi Mazibuko of FabroSanz; and Sakina Mohamed of the Greater Rape Intervention Project, here:Shalate Teffo (pictured) and her mother, who is known as Mama Assie, take in orphaned and neglected children, who they raise as their own. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterAsnath Teffo, mother of Shalate Teffo, founded the children’s home, Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng, in Olievenhoutbosch, a township outside Midrand in Gauteng.The NPO is featured on episode 16 of Play Your Part, which airs on Saturday, 30 December 2017.The episode airs at 18:00 on SABC2.Here’s how you can get involved with the good work of the guests on this episode:Shalate TeffoTeffo runs Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng with her mother. They give a home to and care for destitute children. There’s a particular focus on children facing challenges such as child-headed homes.Contact detailsEmail: [email protected] or [email protected]: @ShalateTeffoFacebook: Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng “Little gifts of home”Sandi MazibukoSandi MazibukoMazibuko started with a fashion label, Fabrosanz, which evolved into the House of Fabrosanz. It hosts lifestyle events such as style and beauty workshops, empowerment seminars and pop-up shops.Mazibuko initially did the design and sewing of the clothes herself, but later created jobs – she now only designs and her team does the cutting and sewing.Contact detailsEmail: [email protected]: houseoffabrosanz.com/homeTwitter: @FabroSanzFacebook: FabroSanz CreationsSakina MohamedSakina MohamedMohamed is the CEO of the Greater Rape Intervention Project (Grip) in Nelspruit.Grip, which was established in 2000, helps rape survivors and actively supports and enhances the work of the police, the National Prosecuting Authority, and the departments of Health, Justice and Social Development.Contact detailsEmail: [email protected]: www.grip.org.zaFacebook: GRIP Nelspruit 2000Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Geocaching Employee Spotlight: Product Owner & Avid Geocacher, Ben Hewitt

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Employee Spotlight: Tom, Veep of Marketing & MerchApril 10, 2016In “Community”Geocaching HQ Employee Spotlight: Senior Software Developer, Dave (Wilson)May 8, 2016In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 14): Geocaching® app updatesMay 21, 2018In “Community” This is part of a series of blog posts shining a spotlight on the people of GeocachingHQ. We hope to show you the “geo-who” behind the “geo-what”. 🙂What is your name?Ben HewittYeah, but what’s your Username?benandjayme (shared with my wife!) Jayme, Ben, and Signal the Frog at a Geocaching EventHow did you come up with your username?Hmmmm… it’s not the most creative username, but it’s certainly representative of the two of us! What is your job title?Product Owner Bryan, Ben, and Jayme at Geocaching Block Party 2014What does your job title actually mean? In other words, how do you explain what you do to someone that has no idea what you do?I’m one of the six members of HQ’s Product team. As a team, we’re responsible for identifying and defining the best new features to add to Geocaching.com and the official mobile apps. “Best” is a lofty and sometimes tough to define goal, so we’re constantly striving to create features that are good for the community, good for the game, and good for the business. Individually, I’m responsible for managing the flow of design and development work that passes through one of our three product delivery teams at HQ and for helping making sure that the team meets our timeline and quality commitments.Ben is a firm supporter of DNF PrideTell us about your geocaching style (exotic locations / quality over quantity)?I love to use geocaching to explore new places. One of the things I’ve really come to appreciate after almost 8 years of geocaching is that exploration and discovery are always just around the corner. I’ll always love flying across the world and discovering a new country or culture, but I’ve had just as many amazing experiences discovering new places just a few blocks outside of my well-worn everyday routines.What’s something that surprises you about geocaching – whether it’s the game itself, working at headquarters, or anything else?I’m always amazed at how many different ways geocachers come up with to play this game. Any time you think you’ve got it down (“THIS is geocaching”), some new and unexpected geocache or trackable experience will surely come along to defy your definition. I love that about this game!Ben and his baby girl geocaching last summerWhat’s the best piece of geocaching advice or information you ever learned?An oldie-but-goodie that I do believe: it’s not about the numbers! Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Sponsor Post: 5 Must-Haves For A Successful Hybrid Cloud Implementation

first_imgrww sponsor 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#Sponsors#web Editor’s note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.Businesses have spent millions of dollars to create optimized data centers that contain important business policies and corporate data. At the same time, functional users are racing to adopt the cloud model for application dev/test, migration, training and IT sandbox purposes. IT leaders are often faced with the pressures of enabling users with cloud-based architectures while allowing for secure and safe access to corporate data and policies.Hybrid cloud computing can relieve those pressure points, deliver business agility and reduce operating costs. However, implementing a successful hybrid cloud requires a careful and thoughtful approach. Below are five must-have requirements for a successful hybrid cloud implementation.Self-Service InterfaceEnterprises have a wide range of functional users that require cloud resources for ad-hoc use cases including development and testing, application migration, software evaluation, consulting, support and training. Solutions like Skytap Cloud provide users with a self-service solution so that they can be agile, productive and effective. At the same time, IT owners are provided with self-service admin capabilities to set-up approved templates, security rules, VPN access policies, budget visibility and control.Before you choose a cloud service, be sure to try the self-service aspects so that both IT and functional users can use the service effectively. The promise of cost savings and agility associated with cloud computing can only be realized if a cloud solution meets both needs.Before you choose a cloud service, be sure to try the self-service aspects so that both IT and functional users can use the service effectively. The promise of cost savings and agility associated with cloud computing can only be realized if a cloud solution meets both needs.Secure Cloud ArchitectureEnabling a hybrid cloud solution requires a thoughtful and pragmatic approach to security. The solution must include operational security measures across data center security, physical security, access security, virtual data center security, compute (virtual machine) security, network security, storage security, and operations security. In addition the data transport between the cloud and your data center must be secured with an iPSec VPN connection. Last but not least, the solution must allow for OS file system level data encryption so that your user data is secured at rest.Configurable Role-Based User Access Control (UAC) Enabling sophisticated user access control (UAC) is a key requirement for enterprise adoption of Hybrid cloud based solutions. Users within an enterprise often have different permission levels depending on their role. An administrator may have the right to view a complete audit trail of activity in a virtual data center, whereas an offshore tester may only have access to a sandbox test environment to complete specific test cases. Most cloud providers only offer a limited set of user access controls. Make sure the solution you evaluate offers a rich UAC model with the ability to set fine-grain permissions for different levels of access to a virtual data center. In addition, you should be able to create sandboxes and publish for vendors or consultants with no access to the corporate network.Cloud Policies, Quotas and Charge-backsThe ability to enforce enterprise IT policies with cost controls and charge-back billing to internal groups are key requirements for most IT organizations. Most infrastructure providers offer no advanced cost control capabilities or the ability to isolate usage to internal groups for charge-back. Make sure the solution offers cost control capabilities, such as auto-suspending resources when not in use to save costs. In addition, the solution must ensure quotas can be applied to individuals and organizations to cap usage. Finally, the solution should enable IT policies to be enforced globally, such as approved subnet ranges for virtual data centers and the ability to prevent assignment of public IP addresses to virtual machines.Snapshots and CollaborationMost enterprise applications comprise of multiple interconnected services. Providing the ability to snapshot an entire virtual data center becomes important to encapsulate these applications and enable entire IT environments to be replicated accurately and quickly. Snapshots are especially useful when diagnosing performance issues, architecture change or software bugs, as an entire application stack can be suspended at the point of failure for debugging. It is also useful to save a “golden image” for rapid deployment at a later date.In a hybrid cloud configuration, the VPN connections and associated security policies that these applications use must persist across snapshots. Without this capability, users and IT will spend a lot of time on manual set-up and change management work. Cloud-based virtual data centers are not only dynamic in nature but can be used by distributed teams for collaboration. IT professionals can be prototyping a new network installation and need to share it with a security expert for review, or a tester can find a bug that’s very hard to replicate, snapshot the VDC and share it with a developer for debugging. Hybrid cloud solutions should include collaborative sharing and workflow capabilities. Without a doubt hybrid cloud computing architecture holds a lot of potential to deliver agility, cost savings and IT productivity to all enterprises. By paying a close attention to these five must have requirements, IT organizations can ensure their cloud journey is secure and successful.Sundar Raghavan is chief product and marketing officer at Skytap, a leading provider of cloud automation solutions. Sundar is responsible for overall product direction, marketing strategy and execution. He is an industry veteran with a successful 18-year career in product and marketing roles at Google, Ariba, Arbor Software (now part of Oracle), and Microstrategy.Photo by avanzero 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more