Kates drives Lancers to comeback victory

first_img St. John Vianney’s Katie O’Reilly tosses up a shot in the lane over Rumson-Fair Haven defenders during the A Central Division game in Holmdel on Jan. 6. The Lancers staged a fourth-quarter comeback and beat the Bulldogs in overtime, 54-47, to remain undefeated. ERIC SUCAR staff St. John Vianney High School had 5.2 seconds and the length of the court to go if they were going to avoid a defeat against rival Rumson-Fair Haven.Two clutch free throws by RFH’s Ashley Cooper had given the Bulldogs a 47-45 lead with 5.2 seconds left in the Jan. 6 game in Holmdel between a pair of undefeated teams.For the final play of the game, the Lancers put the hall into the hands of senior point guard Jackie Kates, and she delivered, breaking the hearts of the Bulldogs, who had played so splendidly all game and seemed poised to pull off the upset.Kates would dribble the length of the floor and put up a layup that hung on the rim momentarily before it dropped through the cylinder as the buzzer went off. The game was moving to overtime, and the Lancers had all the momentum, having overcome a six-point deficit in the final 1:16. They would hold the Bulldogs scoreless in the four-minute overtime and pull off the great escape, 54-47. St. John Vianney’s Jaclyn Gallagher (bottom) dives for a loose ball in front of Rumson-Fair Haven’s Nicole Isaacs (top) during the Jan. 6 A Central Division game played in Holmdel. SJV remained undefeated, pulling out a 54-47 overtime victory. ERIC SUCAR staff On the final play of regulation, Kates said all she was thinking about was taking the ball to the basket.“It was the end of the game, there was nothing to do but go to the basket,” she said, adding that when she saw a Rumson defender sliding over to defend Lancer teammateAngela Esposito in the corner, “I knew the layup was going to be there.”Bulldog head coach George Sourlis said Kates’ play showed what she is all about.“She made a great play,” said Sourlis. “She showed why she’s a great player. We talked about defending her, but she slithered through and made a great shot.” After Kates’ basket gave the Lancers a second life, they took full advantage of it, holding the Bulldogs scoreless.Kates admitted that the Lancers had to draw upon all of their championship experience to pull this victory out.“We got together and said, ‘We can do this,’ ” she pointed out. “We were down six [45-39], and it was a matter of what can we do from here. We had to forget about the past mistakes.”What the Lancers did was get a field goal from Esposito that made it 45-41. The Bulldogs were called for a five-second violation under the Lancer basket, and St. John Vianney got the ball right back. Kates drove to the hole and passed the ball to Missy Repoli, who swished a three-pointer from the corner, and just like that it was 45-44 with 53 seconds left.SJV got the ball back with 36 seconds left, and Aaron Zimmerman was fouled on her shot attempt. She made the second of her two shots to tie the game at 45-45.Cooper, outstanding for the Bulldogs all game, drove hard to the basket and was fouled with 5.2 seconds left. She made both free throws, with neither touching iron, and Rumson had what looked like the winning points. That is, before Kates went coast-tocoast and delivered a crushing blow to the Bulldogs.Sourlis was more than pleased with the game his team played but bemoaned the fact that the Bulldogs had left the door open by missing free throws late.“I thought we played a great game,” he said. “To beat the champs on their floor, you have to do all the little things. We missed two front ends of one-and-ones [in the final 1:20]. We pride ourselves on our foul shooting.” Cooper led all scorers with 20 for the Bulldogs, and teammate Nicole Isaacs had 13. Rumson fell to 7-1 in the loss.Kates led SJV with 17. Katie O’Reilly had 16 points and Repoli had 10. The Lancers improved to 7-0 with the A Central Division victory.For SJV’s four seniors — Kates, Repoli, Zimmerman and O’Reilly — the win was another example of what championship experience can do for a team. They have been together for four years, have won a Tournament of Champions title and went to a second TOC final last year. They know pressure and how to respond.“We trust each other,” said Kates. “We have a special bond. We know where we’re going to be on the floor instinctively. We have something special.” Rumson brought out that something special in the Lancers, and the good news for basketball fans is that these two outstanding teams will see each other again on Jan. 31 in Rumson (5:30 p.m.) for the second of their A Central Division match-ups. Defeating Rumson in overtime BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer last_img read more

New City boss Guardiola aims to prove himself in England

first_imgNew Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has no intention of ditching the methods that brought him success in Spain and Germany and wants to prove it is possible to win in the Premier League by playing attractive football.Guardiola won two Champions League trophies, three La Liga titles and two King’s Cup crowns as Barcelona coach before two domestic doubles followed at Bayern Munich.He took over at City from Manuel Pellegrini, who guided the club to one Premier League title and two (Capital One) League Cups in his three years in charge.“I have no preconceptions at all about coming to England or the football in the Premier League. I want to learn as much as possible,” he said in an interview on CityTV.“I have an idea of how we will play, but when I arrived in Germany with Bayern Munich, I had some ideas of how the team would play but changed them as I went along.“I know how hard the Premier League is and some people have said that I will find it hard to play the football I like to play in England, so I said to myself, ‘Why not?’ That’s why I’m here – because I want to try,’” he added.Guardiola will take his first training session on Monday as he prepares for his City debut against Bayern on July 20 at the Allianz Arena before taking his new squad to Asia for their pre-season tour and he was fully aware of the task ahead of him.“We have to find a way to win and if we win one game, the next week we will say, ‘OK, let’s try and do the same things this week’ – and if we win again, we’ll say, ‘let’s do the things that won us those two games’ and so on,” he said.“I’ve been told it will be hard to do that in the Premier League but we did it at Barcelona and Bayern Munich and people may say, ‘Yes, that’s because it was Barcelona and Bayern – it won’t be possible to do that in England’ and I just say OK, let’s try.”Guardiola was presented to about 7,000 City fans on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium where he conducted a question and answer session and was asked if he would sign Lionel Messi.The Spaniard replied: “He’s not a bad player this guy. Messi has to stay in Barcelona for the rest of his career.”last_img read more


first_imgSophomore standout Lucia Stafford won the women’s 1500m in 4:25.19, over five seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Full ResultsThe University of Toronto Varsity Blues track and field team hosted their first home meet of 2018, the Sharon Anderson Memorial Meet, on Saturday, January 6 at the Athletic Centre Field House. Story Links Rookie Emily Branderhorst tied for second in the high jump, clearing 1.60m, while transfer student Tess McDonald finished second in the triple jump (11.35m). Anthony Kwan won the men’s 60m hurdles in 8.55 seconds, followed by teammates Philippe Johns (8.78) and Steven Wilkens-Reeves (9.03).center_img Alexander Bimm placed second overall in both the 600m (1:22.92) and 1000m (2:31.85). Jake Carroll was fourth in the 1000m in 2:34.10. Veteran Brittany Salmon was third in the pole vault, clearing 3.75m, while Michelle Corallo finished sixth in the women’s 60m hurdles (9.46). In the field, Ezana Debalkew won the men’s weight throw with a distance of 16.19m, while Kevin Kiezun placed second in the shot put, throwing 10.97m. Alex Lau earned a second-place finish in the men’s pole vault, clearing 4.25m.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

PM visits Berbice storm victims, promises relief

first_img…as residents stage protestPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Friday visited residents of Berbice who were earlier this month devastated after a freak storm damaged several houses at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB). He promised them relief.However, as the Prime Minister entered the village, he was confronted with a group of protestors protesting the Government’s position on the sugar industry and what they described as failed promises to residents of Berbice.Meanwhile, Nagamootoo met with the residents and informed them that the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is making arrangements for assistance to be given those affected.Repair work being carried out at the home of Sheila Harrichan, whose house collapsed during the freak storm“The CDC will go around and ask contractors and businessmen to help. This is the time when the carpenters and the contractors have to come forward to help the community,” the Prime Minister explained to the residents.Speaking with reporters after the meeting with residents, Nagamootoo said it was the CDC that requested his presence and also the presence of several representatives from the Region’s administration to be a part of the visiting team, which he eagerly accepted.According to the Prime Minister, there is an eagerness coming from the Guyanese population to assist — something he is pleased about.During Friday’s visit to the village, several items, which include blankets, were distributed to victims by the CDC.Nagamootoo noted that similar efforts are being made to reach out to storm victims in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Region Ten (Upper Demerara/Upper Berbice).Presently, efforts are being made also by the CDC to assist countries affected by the hurricanes. A planeload of foodstuff, medication and water has already been shipped, while efforts are being made to airlift larger quantities, and in the long-term sending building material by sea.last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with anxieties, panic attacks, depression and fears, will meet, 2 p.m. at Los Angeles County Mental Health offices, 349A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3956. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court-approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court-approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. FRIDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a games potluck, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a main dish, salad or dessert and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or 723-3237. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Admission: $3 for club members, $5 for nonmembers. Dance lessons, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $2. Call (661) 945-3734 or 267-5551. Swingtime will host swing, waltz, ballroom and salsa dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $3. Call (661) 400-3166. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Kathy Darnell at (661) 265-1839. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat, and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a pre-Halloween potluck and dance party, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Costumes are optional. Bring a main dish, salad or dessert and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or 917-1428. Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group will meet in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host brunch, 1 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 1649 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 by Friday. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 946-5156.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

History lesson

first_imgTHE Ambassador Hotel school comes with a lot of history, both the good and the bad. But the ground breaking for the mid-city school this week puts to rest the worst memories of years of legal battles with preservationists and public money misspent. The once-grand hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, the site of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination four decades ago, will soon be a school in one of the city’s most impacted areas, relieving overcrowding from nearby schools and saving an L.A. landmark from some possible ignoble use. Despite the headaches, the Ambassador school will surely stand as one of the district’s most creative uses of space. The LAUSD, led by school-builder Supt. Roy Romer, took a crumbling historic eyesore and envisioned a school that honors and preserves a precious local icon. What better way to learn an L.A. history lesson than to be surrounded by it? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’last_img read more

Apple’s Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner Is Still Hackable, But Don’t Panic

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#fingerprint#hack#iPHone 6#Lookout#Marc Rogers#security#spoof#touch id selena larson For the second time in two iPhone releases, mobile-security firm Lookout has tested and bested the security of Touch ID. Touch ID lets users unlock the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus just by putting their fingerprint over a sensor on the home button. By requiring a fingerprint to unlock the device and make purchases within the App Store, with Apple Pay, or through third-party developers, Apple is trying to make your data and information more secure. So what happens if it’s hacked? Lookout’s principal security researcher Marc Rogers hacked Touch ID on the 5S last year, and now he’s done it again. Through a CSI-like process, he was able to unlock an iPhone 6 using a fake fingerprint made of glue. With such a fingerprint facsimile in hand, an attacker could theoretically take over someone’s iPhone to make purchases or steal the owner’s photographs, email, texts or other personal information. It sounds like a plot from a prime-time crime drama—and so it’s probably only a matter of time until iPhone fingerprint hacks hit the big screen. While the thought of someone accessing your phone with a copied fingerprint might make you uncomfortable, don’t worry. Accessing a device the way Rogers did takes significant skill, time and effort. And, as we reported last year, a malicious attacker can’t use a finger that’s, well, detached from your body.Rogers says consumers shouldn’t worry too much about the potential for duping the system.“I don’t see this to be a risk to consumers in any way because I don’t think criminals are sophisticated enough,” Rogers said in an email interview. “It is difficult to make these fingerprints—think of Touch ID as being the equivalent of a door lock. It’s there to stop the average criminal from getting access, or in the case of Touch ID, claiming they are you.”Not only does a potential hacker need a clear print from their target that can be lifted by using super glue fumes and fingerprint powder, they will also have to get access to lab equipment to photograph, print, and then cast the fingerprint using chemicals and smearing it with glue. Unless you have access to a crime laboratory, the equipment is prohibitively expensive.Through the experiment, Rogers discovered that there’s virtually no measurable improvement in the fingerprint sensors between the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6, except that he got fewer “false negatives,” on the iPhone 6, meaning the reading was clearer.Even though Rogers is impressed with the technology, he says Apple could do more to keep devices secure. Some improvements, he says, could include limits on the number of unlocking attempts a device will allow, a fallback to a passcode when the device hasn’t been used for a specific amount of time, and “best practices” suggested by Apple which may include using different fingers for different authentication.“I was hoping to see improvements in the Touch ID sensor that show Apple is working to come up with a solution that cannot be fooled as easily,” he said. “However, while I can’t say Apple isn’t working on this, I don’t see any significant signs of improvement in this version despite the fact that it is now going to be used for payments.”Lead photo by Selena Larson for ReadWrite; iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S image courtesy of Lookoutcenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Developers united in their focus on IoT and AI

first_imgRyan Matthew Pierson How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Follow the Puckcenter_img A recently published survey by the Evans Data Corporation shed light on a growing trend in the world of technology development. It showed the high-profile shift in focus of data-driven corporations towards artificial intelligence, robotics, and the Internet of Things.This survey, which included 1,441 developers, found that of all the industries impacted by big data analytics, the Internet of Things was ranked at the top with 15.1% followed closely by telecommunications and professional scientific services at 10% each.Among data mining app developers, robotics, automobiles, and entertainment were being focused on by over half of those surveyed. The sensors used in IoT technologies offer data mining applications valuable insights that go beyond the data traditional systems could obtain.For example, a fitness tracker or a smartwatch will monitor and track all sorts of things. Your footsteps, times of day you are most active, heart rate, diet through associated food tracking functionality, and more.For a data miner, this is all absolutely valuable information. Advertisements can be targeted even more specifically and companies will be able to get a much clearer picture about who you are and what your needs are as a consumer.This is why 45% of respondents indicated that IoT development is very important to their overall development strategy.Two-thirds of developers expect to deploy cloud-based apps soonThe survey also uncovered that 66.9% of developers are expected to create and deploy cloud-based apps within the next 12 months. Cloud-based applications provide an extraordinary amount of flexibility and access to data. They also enable developers to add functionality on the fly without having to make sweeping changes to hardware. Cross-platform compatibility is also a chief advantage of cloud-based application development.Now in this new era of big data gathering and parsing, there needs to be a new generation of artificial intelligence to make sense of it all. Companies like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are actively working on artificial intelligence.The age of simple algorithms and gathering information from what a user types into a keyboard is quickly giving way to a new age, filled with devices that gather and report information about us and our lives automatically to servers housed in giant data centers we never even see.Developers are working on technologies today that will create a more connected, more automated world. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#AI#developers#Evans Data#Internet of Things#IoT#robotics last_img read more

New Cloud Magazine Tackles Big Data, Hadoop, HPC on Demand, and More

first_imgThe latest issue of Journey to Cloud, Intel’s cloud computing eMagazine, is hot off the presses and ready to download. In this issue, we explore key topics like alternative solutions for big data scale-out storage, Hadoop, next-generation cloud management, cloud security, HPC on demand, and more.Now more than ever, companies are faced with big data streams and repositories. Aggregating, reading, and analyzing large amounts of structured, multi-structured, and complex or social data is a big challenge for most enterprises. In articles by Intel insiders and industry experts, you’ll learn how to meet the challenges with next-generation technologies.Download the new magazine here. To learn more about how companies worldwide are finding solutions to their toughest enterprise IT issues, visit us on Intel.com  or iTunes.  And to keep up to date on the latest business success stories, follow ReferenceRoom on Twitter.last_img read more

‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier loses fight with cancer

first_imgJoe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his rival’s shadow, died on Monday after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.The family issued a statement confirming Frazier’s death late Monday night.The boxing icon won an Olympic gold medal in a brilliant career that spanned almost 20 years but he was best known for fighting Ali in a famed 1970s trilogy of bouts, including the epic Thrilla in Manila.He had been under home care after being diagnosed a couple of weeks ago with the advanced liver cancer that took his life.Frazier, nicknamed Smokin’ Joe, captured two major heavyweight titles while taking on all comers, including Ali, George Foreman, Jerry Quarry, Joe Bugner, Oscar Bonavena and George Chuvalo.Frazier was a huge part of the heyday of boxing’s heavyweight division in the 1970s. He finished his storied career with 32 wins (27 knockouts), four losses and one draw. His four losses came at the hands of just two other legendary fighters from that era: Ali and Foreman.Multiple world champion Manny Pacquiao heard the news after arriving on Monday night in Las Vegas for his title fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday. “Boxing lost a great champion, and the sport lost a great ambassador,” Pacquiao said. Frazier was the first man to defeat Ali, with a unanimous 15-round decision in 1971 at Madison Square Garden, in a bout dubbed the ‘Fight of the Century’ that was watched by an estimated TV audience of 300 million.advertisementFrazier’s business manager Leslie Wolff said the fight had passed down through three generations and caused Frazier’s fan base to skyrocket.Frazier and Ali went on to fight twice more.Ali won a unanimous 12-round decision in a 1974 rematch at the Garden and famously completed the trilogy, winning the Thrilla in Manila in 1975 by stopping Frazier after 14 rounds in their epic fight in the Philippines.Frazier’s trainer Eddie Futch stepped in to halt the brutal slugfest after the 14th round. Futch had to hold back Frazier who could barely stand but wanted to continue the fight into the 15th round.”Closest thing to dying that I know of,” said Ali after the fight.Frazier won the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association heavyweight titles in 1970 by stopping Jimmy Ellis in the fifth round of their fight at Madison Square Garden. He defended the title four times before running into the bigger and stronger Foreman in 1973.Frazier began his career with 29 consecutive wins before suffering his first loss, and losing his heavyweight title, when he was knocked down six times in two rounds by Foreman in 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica. The two fought for the second time in 1976, with Foreman hitting Frazier so hard with one left hook that he lifted Frazier right off his feet.last_img read more