Homestead-Miami statement: Hurricane damage not expected to impact title weekend

first_imgWhile much of Florida sustained some damage from Hurricane Irma, Homestead-Miami Speedway confirmed Monday that it expects to be fully functional and ready to host NASCAR’s Nov. 17-19 Ford Championship Weekend.The speedway said Monday that it suffered “minor” damage in the weekend storm that affected so much of Florida.“During the course of Hurricane Irma, Homestead-Miami Speedway sustained minor and cosmetic damage to non-essential parts of the speedway,’” the speedway said in a statement issued Monday afternoon. “None of this damage is expected to impact our ability to host Ford Championship Weekend.“We are working with city and county officials to fully assess the situation, as all of South Florida was affected by this event.  We are ready to assist local officials in Miami-Dade County with any available resources to aid the community in the recovery efforts from the storm.“We will have further updates as more information becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone throughout the state of Florida and elsewhere who have been impacted by this hurricane.”Much of the race track’s history is associated with this newsworthy weather. Miami businessman and Homestead-Miami Speedway founder Ralph Sanchez broke ground at Homestead in 1993 in the wake of Hurricane Andrew, which devastated the area a year earlier, but has served as an inspiring hurricane-associated history since.Not only was the facility built after a major hurricane but it survived 2005’s Hurricane Wilma and has continued to host NASCAR’s championship weekend for the past 15 years.Daytona International Speedway, located up Florida’s East Coast, confirmed it suffered “moderate damage” from the storm, calling it “cosmetic” in nature and reassuring it will not affect the track’s schedule, including NASCAR’s 2018 season-opening Feb. 18 Daytona 500.On Tuesday, Homestead-Miami Speedway tweeted out a video of the track.last_img read more

Lampard slams VAR after controversy in Spurs’ win against Chelsea

first_img REVEALED getty Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Frank Lampard was not happy with the decision against his former club REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Frank Lampard would have equalised against Germany if technology was used 4 Frank Lampard firmly believes Harry Kane was offside in the build-up to his match-winning penalty against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final.The video assistant referee overruled an offside flag in the moments leading to Kane’s spot-kick, which gave Tottenham a 1-0 victory in the first leg at Wembley.But rather than clearing things up, the technology has caused confusion in some quarters, with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri providing an alternative angle which appeared to show Kane leaning into an offside position.And Chelsea legend Lampard was also left unimpressed, claiming the system has a long way to go before it becomes a viable option in the Premier League. MONEY huge blow center_img Sky Sports The angle appears to show Kane in an offside position 4 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Latest Football News Chelsea will consider themselves unfortunate to be trailing at the halfway stage of their two-legged semi-final.The Blues dominated for large spells at Wembley and Sarri was left feeling a sense of injustice over Kane’s winner.“From the image from our camera, Kane was offside, clearly offside,” Sarri said. 4 4 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE “If we don’t, then we shouldn’t be going to VAR and seeing what they say.“For the referee’s sake, as much as anyone, because they’re culpable when they have a second look and still seemingly might have got it wrong.“So there’s a lot of work to be done.”“I do think once it’s right, and as good as it can be, there will be a lot more positives than negatives.” Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Sarri takes another look at the penalty incident “But it’s not important. I think it’s more important that the linesman stopped the run, he didn’t follow the ball.“So for the players on the pitch, it’s clearly offside. He had a big influence on our defenders.“At the moment I think that English referees are not able to use the system.”“I do think once it’s right, and as good as it can be, there will be a lot more positives than negatives.” “It was offside! As I watched it on TV, I thought he was offside,” he told talkSPORT.“Even though the line seemed to say he was on, the angle was slightly off, and I felt that the lean was enough to be offside.“That’s not so much a Chelsea bias, I joke a little bit, but of course it needs to be absolutely as good as it can be, and at the moment it’s not.MORE: Harry Kane was OFFSIDE and we have the camera angle to prove it, claims Maurizio SarriLampard certainly would’ve benefited from the use of technology during his playing career, most notably when his ‘equaliser’ against Germany at the 2010 World Cup was not given despite clearly crossing the line.And while the Derby boss remains an advocate for VAR’s introduction to English football, he warns against anything but a full-proof system.“I still think it has to come in and I’m still a fan of it, but with that decision, it’s a good sign for all of us here that if there are adjustments to be made then make sure we get it 100% right.last_img read more

Technology: Top Technologies in 2013 for Information Management

first_imgGartner recently named the top nine technology trends that they see will have an major impact in modernizing information management (IM) in 2013. Regina Casonato, managing vice president at Gartner, said that “Information is one of the four powerful forces changing the way business is done.  Significant innovation continues in the field of information management (IM) technologies and practices driven by the volume, velocity and variety of information, and the huge amount of value — and potential liability — locked inside all this ungoverned and underused information.” Big DataModern Information InfrastructureSemantic TechnologiesThe Logical Data WarehouseNoSQL DBMSsIn-Memory ComputingChief Data Officer and Other Information-Centric RolesInformation Stewardship ApplicationsInformation Valuation/Infonomicslast_img read more

Free Dropbox Forensics Tool

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Dropbox Reader is a set of Python scripts for forensic investigators. The scripts provide investigators with information about a particular Dropbox user’s account and activities, such as the registration e-mail, Dropbox identifier and most recently changed files.Dropbox Reader was created by Cybermarshal, the computer forensics wing of ATC-NY.Here’s a list and description of the tools from the product website: read_config script outputs the contents of the Dropbox config.db file in human-readable form. This includes the user’s registered e-mail address and Dropbox identifier, software version information, and a list of the most-recently-changed files.read_filecache_config script outputs configuration information from the Dropbox filecache.db file. This includes information about shared directories that are attached to the user’s Dropbox account.read_filejournal script outputs information about Dropbox synchronized files stored in the filecache.db file. This includes local and server-side metadata and a list of block hashes for each Dropbox-synchronized file.read_sigstore script outputs information from the Dropbox sigstore.db file, which is an additional source of block hashes.hash_blocks script produces a block hash list for any file. This block hash list can be compared to the block hashes from read_filejournal or read_sigstore.dropbox_contains_file script hashes one or more files (as per hash_blocks) and compares the resulting block hash list to the files listed in filecache.db (as per read_filejournal) and reports whether the files are partially or exactly the same as any Dropbox-synchronized files. klint finley Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#saas last_img read more

Sergio Aguero: The one-man army revives Man City’s EPL title hopes

first_imgSergio Aguero scored twice in Manchester City’s 4-1 rout of Sunderland in EPLAfter a series of poor results in the Premier League, defending champions Manchester City saw themselves hanging by a thread as far as making the Champions League playoffs were concerned. It was surely ‘mission impossible’ with the Manchester club hosting the German crusaders Bayern Munich in the all-important fixture.With their back against the wall, Manuel Pellegrini’s side embarked on a journey that would later become one of their crucial wins this year. The start was exciting for City until Pep Guardiola’s brigade went up 2-1 at half-time.The fans were gutted, players out of motivation and manager absolutely bamboozled. If City were to beat the Germans at home, it would have to be a miracle – something only Sergio Aguero is capable of.The Argentine rose to the occasion and pumped in two late goals to complete a pulsating hat-trick that saw Man City go clear off their German counterparts. The Blues, who managed to keep their Champions League dream alive with an emphatic 3-2 win, found their saviour in Aguero.Aguero’s performance, since that game against Bayern, has turned the tide for Man City – both in Premier League and European Cup. Following their stellar show at the Etihad, the Cityzens went on to sink Southampton 3-0 while their latest triumph came against Sunderland.The Argentine forward has now taken his tally to 14 goals after he scored a brace in City’s 4-1 win over Sunderland on Thursday. At a time when the likes of last season’s star performers Yaya Toure and David Silva were struggling to find the back of the net, Aguero’s prime form has raised the lowly spirits of Manuel Pellegrini’s men.advertisementThe latest win has guided the Sky Blues to second spot in the league standings, six points behind leaders Chelsea. With the crucial half of the season underway, City appears to be the favourites to give Jose Mourinho’s men a run for their money in the title race.It was also Aguero who had snatched the title from Alex Ferguson’s Man United after scoring an extra-time winner in 2013. And, it seems City will once again have to rely on the Argentine’s prolific form to beat high-soaring Chelsea to the title this season.last_img read more

2nd Test: Dale Steyn joins 400-wicket club as Bangladesh finish Day 1 on 246 for 8

first_imgSouth African bowlers made regular inroads to leave Bangladesh at 246-8 at the end of the first day of the second Test on Thursday.Fast bowler Dale Steyn (3-30) and part-time offspinner JP Duminy (3-27) led the charge sharing six wickets.Bangladesh made decent progress despite Steyn reaching the 400-wicket milestone, dismissing opener Tamim Iqbal early to leave Bangladesh 12-1. But the Proteas turned the match by claiming five wickets for 92 runs in the last session.Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was the highest scorer with 65. Mominul Haque scored 40 while Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah contributed 35 each.Fresh from a rain-hit drawn first Test which was largely dominated by the hosts, Bangladesh was unfazed by the early dismissal of Tamim, their most successful batsman at the moment.Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque shared 69-run partnership to back the side until Duminy halted the progress with a double strike, dismissing the pair in consecutive two overs. Mominul was undone by the extra bounce as he attempted a late-cut while Kayes misjudged the length to be hit in front.Also read: Watch Dale Steyn play street football in the rainMominul hit six fours in his 87 balls while Kayes sent the ball three times across the boundary rope.Rahim and Mahmudullah combined for 94 runs to frustrate the South African bowlers. But the last session proved to be decisive for the visitors, whose fast bowlers found the reverse swing in the dry surface to unsettle the Bangladeshi batsmen.The decline began with the dismissal of Mahmudullah, who was induced by the hint of reverse swing off Steyn. Mahmudulla tried to flick it away but ended up offering a catch at short mid-wicket.advertisementPart-time bowler Dean Elgar, however, dealt the massive blow, dismissing Rahim with one that spun sharply to kiss the glove of Rahim before wicket-keeper Dane Vilas held on for the catch.Rahim hit seven fours in his 125-ball 65, his first test half-century after 11 innings.With the bowlers getting the reverse swing, South Africa didn’t opt for a new ball despite being due after 80 overs. However, Morne Morkel piled a host of misery on Bangladesh by removing Shakib Al Hasan.Styen then took the wicket of Mohammad Shahid to force the umpires close Day 1.last_img read more