Griesbach pours in 24 points for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterGREENWOOD — Sammy Griesbach scored 24 points, and Macie Frueh added 13 as the Stratford girls basketball team rolled past Greenwood 61-42 in a nonconference game Thursday at Greenwood High School.The Tigers led 26-18 at halftime and built on their lead from there as they improve to 13-4. Greenwood drops to 2-12.Andie Zuelke added 10 points for Stratford, eight coming in the second half.Stratford is at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 61, Indians 42Stratford 26 35 – 61Greenwood 18 24 – 42STRATFORD (61): Savannah Schillinger 2 3-4 8, Taya Nett 2 0-0 4, Sammy Griesbach 11 2-3 24, Macie Frueh 5 2-4 13, Olivia Burrows 0 0-0 0, Chelsey Gliniecki 0 0-2 0, Kaylee Hollatz 1 0-0 2, Andie Zuelke 4 2-2 10. FG: 25. FT: 9-15. 3-pointers: 2 (Frueh 1, Schillinger 1). Rebounds: 25 (Schillinger 7, Griesbach 7). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: Zuelke. Record: 13-4.GREENWOOD (42): Kassidy Lamovec 2 2-3 6, Kaylee Meyer 2 0-0 4, Kaitlyn Fleischmann 0 0-0 0, Kelly Nielsen 2 3-7 7, Renee Hendrich 1 0-0 2, Kristyn Nigon 1 4-4 6, Ashley Walker 2 0-0 4, Lexi Hinker 1 0-0 2, Kaylee Learman 3 3-4 11. FG: 14. FT: 12-18. 3-pointers: none. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-12.
For Oregon property tax purposes, the exemption for property consisting of solar, geothermal, wind, water, or methane gas systems is not allowed for tax years beginning after July 1, 2023. Formerly, the law was not allowed for tax years beginning after July 1, 2017.Ch. 542 (H.B. 2760), effective 91 days following adjournment sine die
It’s still illegal to grow marijuana in Missouri…especially if you don’t own the land where you plant the pot.Audrain County authorities this week charged three men with drug manufacturing and trespassing.Investigators found the grow operations in rural areas north of Centralia and southeast of Laddonia.The suspects are 57-year-old Lindall Keeter and 67-year-old Maurice Nolan of Auxvasse, and 69-year-old Robert Haynes of Mexico.
From May 16-18, SAP SAPPHIRE NOW and the ASUG (Americas’ SAP Users’ Group) overtook Orlando with one of the largest global tech conferences of the year. SAPPHIRE NOW is so large because SAP technologies—particularly the SAP HANA in-memory database—are so prominent in global business. SAP is at the center of an ecosystem of technology partners, and has worked closely with Intel for nearly 30 years, particularly in the joint engineering that developed – and continues to extend – the SAP HANA* platform. Intel also had a large presence at the show and we had our own announcements and demos to share in support of the long, rich relationship between Intel and SAP.As I wandered the show floor and marveled at all the technological wonders on display—an eye-popping tableau of robots, drones, and even a virtual wind farm—I had to remind myself that behind all these breakthroughs was SAP, a company not so long ago known mostly for vast and imposing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Today, SAP straddles the cutting edge of technology, a leader in bringing artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning to business.In fact, the longest lines in Orlando (and that’s saying something) were to get into the SAP Leonardo* exhibit. Leonardo is the name given to SAP’s digital innovation system, and is made up of SAP’s technologies for artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, analytics, IoT and blockchain, all of which can be embedded in applications to create new data-driven intelligent systems. If you wonder how these new technologies will apply to your business, just keep your eye on SAP. By transforming itself into a pioneer of applying these advanced technologies to business, SAP continues to position itself as a leader in digital transformation.Intel Executives Star in SAP SAPPHIRE KeynotesDuring Tuesday’s keynote address,Opens in a new window Diane Bryant, president of Intel’s Data Center Group, walked on stage to join Bernd Leukert, a member of SAP’s Executive Board for Products and Innovation. Diane announced the Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable familyOpens in a new window, a new foundation for secure and agile multi-cloud data centers. The new scalable processors, which will be available in mid-2017, are optimized for SAP HANA and have been benchmarked with performance gains up to 1.59x higher over the previous generation Intel processor family when running in-memory SAP HANA workloads. Additionally, Diane announced that SAP HANA is now certified to support up to six times more memory on the new Intel Xeon processor scalable for four- or eight-socket configurations than the typical four-year-old system in general use today. This makes the new Intel platform ideal to meet the increasingly complex demands of big-data, in-memory workloads in modern data centers.Intel’s Diane Bryant onstage at SAP SAPPHIRE with SAP’s Bernd Leukert, discussing the new Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family.But wait, there’s more. Diane also announced a new generation of Intel dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs) based on 3D XPoint™ technologyOpens in a new window to help overcome the traditional I/O bottlenecks that slow data flows and limit application capacity and performance. Historically, memory has been small, volatile and expensive, but Intel’s new DIMMs with persistent memory, due to launch next year, are about to change that. Intel persistent memory shifts the memory paradigm by putting more data on nonvolatile media closer to the processor, and in a more affordable manner. Not only does larger memory promise faster processing and therefore faster results, it also reduces downtime during outages and restarts because data can persist in-memory.Lisa Davis, Intel’s VP of IT Transformation, presented the first public demo of the new DIMM technology. Watch my Periscope videoOpens in a new window of Lisa’s presentation, showing a prerelease version of an Intel Xeon Scalable platform operating with 192 gigabytes of DRAM and 1.5 terabytes of Intel persistent memory, running a development version of SAP HANA. On a dashboard above the stage, we watched as the platform ran several thousand simultaneous SAP HANA user sessions, displaying how the system used DRAM for operations like inserts and deletes, which require high read/write access, and used Intel persistent memory for capacity and persistence of the main memory fragment. By targeting the right kind of memory to the right kind of operation, Lisa’s demo showed how the new DIMM system is able to handle large data capacity while maintaining high overall performance. This opens the prospect of entire databases remaining permanently in memory for super low latency computing.In-Booth Demos Showcase IoTIntel also hosted a number of demos at its SAP SAPPHIRE booth. Watch my PeriscopeOpens in a new window of an emergency response demonstration using drones, Intel® RealSense™ imaging technologies and SAP Leonardo Edge consoles. The demo shows how imaging technologies can track human activity to provide surveillance and coordinate rescue in disaster scenarios. Read more about the Intel, SAP Leonardo and Wind River Helix* IoT edge management solution hereOpens in a new window.We also demoed SAP HANA Express* Predictive Maintenance and Service (PdMS) on Intel® NUC, which showed how the small form factor NUC computer is able to provide predictive maintenance in an IoT network via VMware and 3DXpoint technologies.Intel also published a use case in conjunction with SAP SAPPHIRE. Read SAP and Intel Co-innovation Enables Global Cloud Migration to the SAP HANA PlatformOpens in a new window to learn how SAP was able to increase workload density and reduce operational costs by porting all its SAP Business ByDesign* customers to a SAP HANA platform powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v4 family. Remarkably, the migration was implemented with almost no impact on customers’ abilities to operate their businesses without interruption, other than the brief scheduled downtime during non-business weekend hours.Connect with me at @TimIntelOpens in a new window and #TechTim for the latest news on Intel and SAP.
ROME—On Saturday, Massimo Inguscio will take over from engineer Luigi Nicolais as president of Italy’s largest research organization, the National Research Council (CNR). Inguscio, a well-known optical physicist at the University of Florence, has experience leading smaller research bodies, most recently Italy’s National Institute of Metrological Research, but heading the multidisciplinary CNR will be a step up. He will have an annual budget of about €1 billion and more than 8000 employees in his charge, many of whom are unhappy at being continually handed short-term contracts.“Inguscio is an excellent scientist and also a very good manager,” says Giovanni Bignami, a former president of Italy’s National Institute for Astrophysics here. “But he will have his hands full dealing with personnel. He will have to talk to the unions while also making himself heard in the ministry.”ScienceInsider talked to Inguscio on Tuesday, a day after research minister Stefania Giannini had tapped him for the new job. 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Q: Italy spends only about 1.25% of its gross domestic product on research. Does CNR struggle for funding?A: Almost all of the CNR’s budget is used to pay salaries and basic expenses such as electricity, which means there are virtually zero funds for research. Twenty years ago there was money to upgrade existing facilities or to buy new equipment, be it a new magnet or modern tools for nanotechnology. But now we can’t do that.Q: The government’s 2016 budget contains €100 million for about 850 new university researchers. Is that a good sign?A: It is a welcome, if small, reversal compared to the general trend of decreasing finances. But these resources must be used wisely. In Italy there is no multiyear strategy. Hirings can be blocked for many years and then unfrozen suddenly. That leads to people being recruited just because they are on a temporary contract, and not necessarily because they are the best person for the job. In fact, current employment law stipulates that new jobs must be filled by people who have previously won a place on a public waiting list, even if they did so 10 years ago. That has nothing to do with research.Q: What do you intend to do about that?A: Research managers must be free to choose people on the basis of merit. The presidents of research institutions are asking the government to start up a process of tenure track, as happens in other countries. New recruits would go through a trial period, and if they prove themselves good enough [they] would then gain a permanent position. We need to have a serious hiring policy that doesn’t rely on personal contacts.Q: Many Italian scientists work abroad. Is that a serious problem?A: I am not worried about the brain drain, it is normal that people go overseas to work. The problem is that researchers don’t come to Italy. The movement is only in one direction.Q: Can the flow be reversed?A: Three years ago I became director of the CNR’s physical sciences department. While there, new efforts were made to attract foreign winners of Consolidator Grants awarded by the European Research Council, but of about 10 people that we hoped to recruit only one came. Someone comes not only because there is a place and a wage but also because they can hire postdocs and get projects up and running. I hope that the government can restart Italian research on the basis of excellence and meritocracy.Q: There have been protests against the second round of a nationwide research assessment program known as the VQR. Some scientists say the procedures penalize those, for example, who favor teaching over research. How do you view this issue? A: I think the VQR is of fundamental importance. It allows us to allocate funds to places that merit them and therefore to hire good people. It is a new methodology and there are bound to be errors, but some people are trying to sabotage the system by withholding their research papers from the evaluation. That doesn’t seem a very intelligent thing to do because they will be deemed to be inactive and so reduce funding for their institutes. If the system has problems, we have to try and fix it. Vittorio Tulli