Wizards’ Thomas Bryant has a game for the record books

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “MVP, by far, by far,” Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who had a triple-double with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists, said when seeing Bryant’s stat line from the night’. “That’s my boy. He plays his tail off every minute.”Going back to Washington’s game against Houston on Wednesday, Bryant is 19 for 20 from the field and has made his last 16 shot attempts.The Wizards play at Indiana on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s amazing,” Bryant said. “I had no idea throughout the game and I had no idea after the game until people started telling me about it.”They will be telling him about this one for a long time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBryant became the fifth player to have a 14-for-14 game or better, joining Payton, Bailey Howell, Billy McKinney and Wilt Chamberlain. Howell was 14 for 14 for the Baltimore Bullets — the Wizards’ franchise — against San Francisco on Jan. 3, 1965, and McKinney was 14 for 14 for Kansas City against Boston on Dec. 27, 1978.Chamberlain had four such games — he was 15 for 15 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 20, 1967, an NBA-record 18 for 18 against Baltimore on Feb. 24, 1967 and 16 for 16 against Baltimore again on March 19, 1967, recording all of those for Philadelphia. He was 14 for 14 for the Lakers against Detroit on March 11, 1969. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) dunks over Phoenix Suns guard Jamal Crawford, right, during triple overtime of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Thomas Bryant’s perfect night was something the NBA hadn’t seen in nearly a quarter-century.Bryant’s 14 for 14 effort from the floor in Washington’s triple-overtime 149-146 win over Phoenix on Saturday night was the first such game in the NBA since Gary Payton had the same shooting numbers in Seattle’s win over Cleveland on Jan. 4, 1995.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom James Harden scores 39, leads Rockets past Spurs Bryant scored 31 points on Saturday, more than he had posted in any other two NBA games of his career. He easily exceeded his previous career-highs for points (was 16), field goals (was five) and field goals attempted (was eight).Bryant was 3 for 3 in the first quarter, 1 for 1 in the second quarter, 2 for 2 in the third quarter, didn’t take any shots in the fourth quarter, 4 for 4 in the first overtime, 3 for 3 in the second overtime and 1 for 1 in the third overtime.The previous high for shots made without a miss in a game this season was 12, by Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis against New York on Oct. 31.“I had no idea,” Bryant said. “I was just in the flow of the game. I just let the game come to me. Then as soon as I felt that I was in a rhythm, I just went out and took it.”Bryant was also 3 for 3 from the foul line — adding to his perfect night. Of the others to go 14 for 14 from the field or better in a game, only Payton also didn’t miss from the foul line, as well.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Starr Computer launches new surveillance software

first_imgStarr Computer has partnered with a Brazilian company, Digifort Inc, to launch a surveillance software and video-monitoring intelligence in Guyana.According to Digifort Vice President Arie Hornreich, as Guyanese prepare for the next phase of oil and gas production, they must take into consideration the more sophisticated crimes that will begin to occur.Digifort Vice President Arie HornreichTo prepare for such a challenge, he suggested that Guyana be proactive with technology solutions.“Growth is great but it also attracts the element that lives side-by-side with the good— which is bad. What we try to do at Digifort is create software that allows for the decision-makers and security; it can be a private company, it can be a government, to be able to have the right tools in order to perform their job more efficiently. Cameras can do a lot more work than people because cameras can multitask,” he said.He explained that the Crime Prediction with Artificial Intelligence software has become a tool to improve the ability of people and countries to react to situations faster.“Up to a few years ago, security was based basically in reactive, in the sense that we learn from mistakes because we would watch the video, put playback and see what had happened but that doesn’t really resolve the situation if there was somebody killed. Because, ok, we learned but was it worth learning through a life of somebody already lost?” he asked.Besides, he said, “Video nowadays in the industry is directing its self more towards the proactive approach, meaning what kind of approach can we create to allow the decision-makers in the industry to be able to not sometimes prevent, but respond a lot quicker to an event that could take a lot more lives?”He further demonstrated how the software works on huge data gathering to predict a criminal’s behaviour, facial biometry, among others.“We are detecting a facial signature, that facial signature is very unique to the person, and the most important thing is not only are we capturing those people in the database, but we can actually also compare them to a positive or negative list. So in the negative list situation, you will say this is Joan Smith and you could actually say he is being looked for the crime of, so that’s the data that we will provide,” he explained.The software also has a mobile application that works with both iPhone and Android and will allow persons to have full control of their security system even if they are in another country.Meanwhile, it is used in many developed countries, malls, airports, and schools to detect weapons and for licence plate recognition.It is now available at Starr Computer Inc.last_img read more

TWO DONEGAL WOMEN CHARGED WITH ARSON OF DANA’S BROTHER’S HOME TO BE PSYCHOLOGICALLY ASSESSED

first_imgTwo women charged with setting fire to houses belonging to John Brown, the brother of singer Dana are to have psychological reports carried out on them.Letterkenny court.The two women, from Newtowncunningham, had their cases mentioned at Letterkenny Circuit Court today. The first woman, Donna Kildea, 29, is charged with arson at Colehill, Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011.The other woman, Stacey Doran, who is 29, faced two charges.Ms Doran, of Ballybegley, Newtowncunningham, is accused of arson at a property on Main Street, Newtowncunningham on April 15, 2011, the property of John Brown.She is also charged with arson at Colehill Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011, also the property of Mr Brown.Both barristers representing the women, Ms Grainne McMorrow and Mr John McLaughlin, asked for psychological assessments for their clients.Judge John O’Hagan remanded both women to appear again at Letterkenny Circuit Court again on December 9th.Mr Brown did not appear in court for the case today.At a previous hearing at the District Court Ms Kildea’s solicitor Ciaran O’Gorman applied for legal aid for counsel.He said that “these offences can attract a term of imprisonment of up to 14 years and in this case we are talking about damage caused of between €120,000 and €150,000.”TWO DONEGAL WOMEN CHARGED WITH ARSON OF DANA’S BROTHER’S HOME TO BE PSYCHOLOGICALLY ASSESSED was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtsDonna KildeaJohn BrownStacey Doranlast_img read more

Southampton vs Chelsea: Confirmed teams, kick-off time and live commentary

first_img live cricket Getty 🚨Here’s your #SaintsFC team to face #CFC this afternoon in the #PL… pic.twitter.com/6ijl9s6jRh— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 7, 2018 KO KINGS Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade PLANS It’s a different story for the Saints, who look set for another long and difficult campaign under Mark Hughes.Since an excellent win at Crystal Palace they’ve failed to kick on and are looking for a first home win over Chelsea since 2013.What time is kick-off?This Premier League clash at St Marys is set for Sunday, October 7.Kick-off on the South Coast is at 2.15pm.Last season the Blues won a terrific contest 3-2, after fighting back through goals from Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud.How can I listen on talkSPORT?We will have live coverage of this game as our Sunday feature on talkSPORT.Use our web player or mobile apps if you’re on the move, whilst you can also find us on your DAB Radio and 1089AM. ANOTHER ONE What is the team news?Ross Barkley comes back into the Chelsea side, with Mateo Kovacic dropping to the bench in the only change to the team which drew 1-1 with Liverpool in their last Premier League fixture.Chelsea confirmed XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Willian, Giroud, Hazard. Subs: Fabregas, Pedro, Caballero, Kovacic, Zappacosta, Cahill, Morata. MONEY Canelo, Joshua and Wilder pick up prestigious Ring Magazine awards for 2019 Frank Warren names four dream fights he wants to make in 2020, including Fury vs AJ Here is your Chelsea team to play Southampton today! 💪 #SOUCHE pic.twitter.com/MFxz66gsbU— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 7, 2018Southampton hand Manolo Gabbiadini his first Premier League start of the season, while Jan Bednarek and Alex McCarthy come into the team.Southampton confirmed XI: McCarthy, Bednarek, Hoedt, Yoshida, Cedric, Hojbjerg, Lemina, Bertrand, Redmond, Ings, Gabbiadini. Subs: Vestergaard, Long, Davis, Austin, Romeu, Gunn, Targett. South Africa vs England first Test live on talkSPORT 2 Chelsea face Southampton on Sunday looking to extend their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.Maurizio Sarri has enjoyed an impressive start to life in England, with the Blues having won five of their opening seven games, drawing the other two. SPORT LATEST Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib officially announced with date and venue confirmed Mark Hughes’ side are struggling to put a run of results together 1 The most unbelievable UFC knockouts of the decade, with McGregor, Silva and Holm CELEBRATION last_img read more

PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING WINS TOP MAGAZINE AWARD

first_imgThe Team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing have been awarded Best Salon in Ulster and Best Colourist in Ulster by Ireland’s leading Celebrity Magazine RSVP.The salon says the prestigious recognition belongs to “YOU” – their fantastic clients as without “You” this would not have been possible.“We know we can achieve lots more together! RSVP have just informed us that we have been shortlisted for their National Award of Best Salon in Ireland as voted by the people.” RSVP Magazine describes Patrick Gildea Hairdressing as the Perfect Hairdressing Experience in Ulster.“RSVP have found the perfect hairdressing experience in beautiful Co Donegal. Patrick Gildea Hairdressing ‘Centre of Excellence’ is without doubt a five-star hairdressing experience. A team that oozes passion, energy and strive for excellence in innovative hairdressing. A salon with the highest number of qualified ‘Master Colour Technicians’ than any other independent salon in Ireland is some achievement and without question they truly encapsulate the prestigious Best Salon in Ulster title”The winner of the Best Colourist Ulster Title Jordan McPhilemy is described by RSVP as a stylist with stunning colouring techniques.“The team of Master Colour Experts at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are so focused on education that they have more Master Colour Technicians than any other independent Salon in Ireland. Patrick leads a team of brilliant expert colourists who continue to develop exceptional techniques and have a passion for hair colour. RSVP’s best colourist in Ulster Jordan McPhilemy, is just one example of the immense talent in the team. Jordan’s stunning colour techniques make her worthy of this wonderful award”Patrick said they are delighted that our hard work has been recognised in one of Irelands leading celebrity magazines, it is a great reflection on the experience that we deliver to all our clients. “A very special thank you to the whole team who work so hard to deliver the best experience in Ulster for all our clients. We would greatly appreciate if all the great people in Donegal could get behind us and vote for us in the People’s Choice online poll for Salon of the Year; it would be fantastic for our team and our clients.”For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of attending the “Centre of Excellence” yet, you can expect the best Hairdressing experience in the North West where you are treated like a special guest. The luxurious salon provides a haven for clients who can fully relax in a beautiful surroundings being taken care of by a highly talented, friendly team of professionals who are constantly training to develop their skills even further. It just goes to show you don’t have to go outside Donegal to get the highest standards of hairdressing in an award winning salon!Why not have your favourite salon name in lights….vote for them here http://rsvpmagazine.ie/poll-best-in-hair-2015PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING WINS TOP MAGAZINE AWARD was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalPatrick Gildea HairdressingRSVP magazinelast_img read more

TV tonight: Warriors feted on Sports Illustrated awards show

first_imgTV picks for Thursday, Dec. 13WATCH THIS:“Thursday Night Football” (5:20 p.m., Fox, NFL Network and Amazon Prime): The Thursday-night schedule wraps up with a big game between Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs and Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers, in KC. Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman, along with reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink, call the action from Arrowhead Stadium.“Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Awards” (6 p.m. PT, NBCSN): All hail the Golden …last_img

SA, Western Sahara strengthen ties

first_img28 June 2013 South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosted her Western Sahara counterpart, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, for talks in Pretoria on Thursday. The two signed three memorandums of understanding on diplomatic consultations, financial contribution toward the construction of a youth sport development complex, and financial contribution towards the humanitarian landmine assistance programme in Western Sahara. “The signing of these agreements will further solidify the strong relations that already exist between South Africa and Western Sahara,” Nkoana-Mashabane told reporters after the meeting. The two ministers also agreed on the need to increase humanitarian support to the Saharawi refugees, who continue to live in harsh desert conditions due to the non-resolution of the conflict in the Sahel region in north Africa. “The current difficult security situation in the Sahel region may also have a negative impact on Western Sahara, and there is a need to urgently convene a referendum to allow Saharawis to choose their destiny,” Nkoana-Mashabane said. South Africa’s policy on Western Sahara is based on the principles of self-determination, decolonisation, the promotion of human rights and international law. Nkoana-Mashabane reaffirmed South Africa’s view that the issue of Western Sahara was a question of decolonisation and the inalienable right of people to self-determination, in accordance with the United Nations Charter. “We note with concern the deteriorating human rights situation in the Western Sahara occupied territories, where gross atrocities have been committed against the Saharawi human rights activists and prisoners of conscience by the Moroccan occupying security forces. “As such, we reiterate our call that the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara be expanded to incorporate a human rights monitoring mechanism.” Nkoana-Mashabane also deplored the continued illegal exploitation of mineral resources in the Western Sahara occupied territories, which is not permitted by international law, given that Western Sahara has the status of Non-Self-Governing Territory, as per Chapter 11 of the UN Charter. The United Nations has been involved in efforts to find a settlement in Western Sahara since 1976, when fighting broke out between Morocco and the Frente Polisario after the Spanish colonial administration of the territory ended. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

FAQs on the Oscar Pistorius trial

first_imgThe North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, where the Oscar Pistorius trail is being heard. (Image: SABC) • Constitutional Court +27 11 359 7400 info@concourt.org.za • South Africa’s justice system • Oscar and the photo of the witness • Pistorius trial: open justice or trial by media? • A media guide to the Oscar Pistorius trial • The media and open justiceShamin ChibbaSouth Africa’s hybrid legal system consists of Roman-Dutch civil law, British common law, and customary law inherited from the indigenous population. Oscar Pistorius’s trial will follow a procedure similar to English law for criminal cases, without a jury. As is the practice in South Africa for serious crimes, the Paralympian will appear in the High Court in Pretoria and the trial will be overseen by one judge, Thokozile Masipa. She has appointed two assessors, Janet Henzen-du Toit and Themba Mazibuko, to help her with the verdict.Here is a list of FAQs to help familiarise you with the South African justice system in relation to the Pistorius trial.1. What is Pistorius being charged with?Pistorius is facing charges of premeditated murder and the illegal possession of ammunition after shooting Reeva Steenkamp, his partner, to death through the closed bathroom door in his house on 14 February 2013. He claimed to have mistaken her for an intruder. In December last year two additional charges were added to the trial, for separate incidents of illegally discharging a firearm through the sunroof of a car, and under a table at a restaurant.2. Pistorius’s case is considered a Schedule 6 offence. What is a Schedule 6 offence and what sentence does it carry?Schedule 6 offences relate to premeditated murder; killing of a law enforcement officer; killing as a result of rape or robbery with aggravating circumstances; robbery with the use of a firearm that results in grievous bodily harm; rape; gang rape; and rape of a person under 16 years, or a mentally or physically disabled person. If found guilty, the suspect receives a life sentence, which is a minimum of 25 years . He will only be eligible to apply for parole after serving that term.3. What happens to Pistorius if he is found guilty of premeditated murder?This will depend on the offences of which the accused is convicted. The new(ish) minimum sentencing provisions contained in schedules 1 and 2 to the Criminal Procedure Act 1977 provide in the case of premeditated murder for life imprisonment.4. If proven not guilty of premeditated murder, what will he be charged with?He can be found guilty of a lesser charge of culpable homicide based on negligence. This is because Pistorius claims he fired his gun in self-defence, thinking there was an intruder behind the bathroom door. If the judge believes him, he may receive either a non-custodial sentence or face up to 15 years in prison.5. If Pistorius is found guilty of premeditated murder, what are his appeal options?An accused person who is convicted in the High Court may appeal to either the Provincial Division (to be heard by a Full Court of three Provincial Division judges) or directly to the Supreme Court of Appeal.However, the accused needs to apply, in the first instance to the judge who passed sentence for permission to appeal. If the judge is of the opinion that there is a reasonable prospect that another court may come to a different conclusion, leave to appeal will be granted. If not, leave to appeal will be refused. If refused, the accused may then petition (apply) to the Supreme Court of Appeal (to be dealt with by two judges on the record of the proceedings) and they may grant leave to appeal or refuse the petition.An accused may appeal ultimately to the Constitutional Court, who will decide whether to entertain the appeal.According to Johannesburg legal advisor, Kajol Singh, Pistorius’s appeal will purely be based on whether new facts, which would prove his innocence, come to light.6. How was the judge appointed?The Judge President (or senior judge on duty) generally decides on the allocation of cases to the various judges. This may involve a consideration of the importance of the case, the seniority of the judge concerned or even a specialist knowledge which the judge has of the law to be applied. Having said that, all judges are required to be able to hear and decide any case put before them.7. Why is the trial being held before the High Court?The High Court in South Africa hears serious cases related to civil matters involving more than R100 000 and criminal cases deemed too serious for the Magistrates’ Court. Though Pistorius’s trial can be heard in the Magistrate’s Court, the High Court is in a better position to hear such a high profile case which will attract media attention. Cases in the High Court are usually presided over by one judge. As with the Pistorius trial, the judge may appoint two experienced and often retired advocates or magistrates, to assist in the case if it is a very serious crime. They are referred to as assessors.8. What is the role of the assessors?For the Pistorius trial, Judge Masipa appointed Janet Henzen-du Toit and Themba Mazibuko as her assessors. They are there to help her make a decision. The assessors will sit with Judge Masipa during the proceedings and listen to all the evidence presented to the judge. At the end of the case they will present their opinions to Judge Masipa. However, she is allowed to override them.On the Legal Brief website, Professor Annette van der Merwe, a criminal procedure law expert at the University of Pretoria, said the two assessors could overrule the judge when it comes to a verdict on the facts in a majority finding. This means that if the two assessors were to rule in favour of murder, or the judge and one assessor were to rule so, that verdict would be the accepted one. The same would apply if two of them were to rule in favour of an acquittal.9. What is the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)?The NPA is the newly established prosecuting authority for the whole country and replaces the system of attorneys-general for each of the divisions of the High Court. It has the power to prosecute criminal proceedings on behalf of the state and carry out functions incidental thereto.The officers of the NPA have their professional independence guaranteed by the Constitution to keep them free of interference by the politically connected, rich or powerful. The NPA is responsible for drafting the indictment, but prosecutors are obliged to act with objectivity and protect the public interest, and must ensure that the rights of an accused to a fair trial are protected.At the trial level they will ensure that the defence is given a copy of the contents of the police docket, further particulars of the charge which may be requested, and more. Essentially the NPA is in charge of the prosecution process, doing whatever is necessary to prosecute the case to finality. It is headed by the director of public prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana, who was appointed by President Jacob Zuma in August 2013.10. What is the NPA’s role in this particular case?Being the nation’s prosecuting body, the NPA is tasked with trying to prove that Pistorius is guilty of intentionally murdering Steenkamp. According to Singh, the NPA has to prove that all elements of murder, including intentional and unlawful killing of another human being, were present in order to prove he is guilty. “Criminal law is tricky because the prosecutor has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect killed the victim. The facts have to prove intention,” said Singh.11. How is Pistorius trying to prove his innocence?The Paralympian is trying to prove that the killing was due to negligence. He claims he had no intention of killing Steenkamp as he suspected an intruder had entered his home. According to the Criminal Law Act, South African courts have traditionally applied the following test to determine whether the accused had been negligent:Would a reasonable person, in the same circumstances as the accused, have foreseen the reasonable possibility of the occurrence of the consequence, or the existence of the circumstance in question, including its unlawfulness?If so, would a reasonable person have taken steps to guard against that possibility?If so, did the accused fail to take the steps which he should reasonably have taken to guard against it?12. In what language will the case be heard?The trial has been predominantly heard in English so far, with some witnesses opting to testify in Afrikaans. However, the judge and lawyers have used English as the preferred medium.13. How does the court cater for witnesses testifying in Afrikaans?Interpreters have been appointed to translate between Afrikaans and English.14. How much weight does witness testimony have in comparison to forensic evidence?This depends on the evidence, and is difficult to give a general answer – more obvious where the accused denies being present at the scene but the fingerprint or DNA evidence provides otherwise.Where ballistic experts testify, and their evidence conflicts with the viva voce evidence, the court will have to decide which is more probable. If, however, only one side provides expert scientific-type evidence the court may be forced to accept that evidence where not rebutted. There are no easy answers to this question.last_img read more

Ohio’s Crop Progress — August 22nd, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Timely Rains Improve ConditionsRains reached across the state, boosting soil moisture levels and helping conditions for some crops according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 3.4 days available for fieldwork for the week ending August 21st . According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 26 percent of the state was rated as in “moderate drought”, down significantly from last week. None of the state is under “severe drought.” Rain did not do much for corn condition which remains nearly the same, mainly due to the advanced state of the crop. Soybeans benefited a lot from the moisture and setting pods is now nearly complete. This has been the most rainfall seen in weeks for many areas but has come too late for some crops.Read the full report herelast_img read more

A First Look at Apple’s Massive Data Center

first_imgIt is speculation at this point what Apple is planning to do with the data center and how it will leverage cloud computing.From Data Center Knowledge:The most interesting question is whether Apple needs a much larger facility to support growth in its existing services, or is scaling up capacity for future offerings. One of the leading theories about the size of the NC project is that Apple is planning future cloud computing services that will require lots of data center storage.In December, Apple acquired Lala, the music service. There has been speculation that the acquisition was meant to help Apple get into the cloud-based music world. That could mean that people would access their iTunes accounts from an online service. It is also possible that Apple is getting into the online video space. To offer such a service would require data centers on the magnitude of what Apple is building in Maiden. A first peek at Apple’s new data center in Maiden, North Carolina, shows a massive complex that demonstrates the huge commitment Apple may be making to cloud computing.According to Data Center Knowledge, the $1 billion data center is 500,000 square feet in size, nearly five times the size of Apple’s 100,000 square foot facility in Newark, New Jersey.The data center is considered a major part of Apple’s cloud computing roll out. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#Data Centers Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts last_img read more