Stratford wrestling blanks Marathon

first_imgTigers win three matches by pin, two by tech fallBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARATHON — Stratford won seven matches by pin in a 77-0 shutout of Marathon in a Marawood Conference wrestling match Thursday at Marathon High School.Max Schwabe (120 pounds), Jordan Becker (145), and Mason Kauffman (152) each won by pin for the Tigers.Derek Marten (132) and David Marquardt (170) won by technical fall, Dylan Schoenherr (182) won by major decision, and Manny Drexler (106) won with a 5-1 decision for Stratford.Stratford will compete in a triangular, along with Two Rivers, at Luxemburg-Casco on Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Stratford 77, Marathon 0106: Manny Drexler (S) def. Dane Klinger 5-1.113: Kolton Daul (S) won by forfeit.120: Max Schwabe (S) pinned Nathan Franke in 5:11.126: A.J. Schoenfuss (S) won by forfeit.132: Derek Marten (S) won by technical fall 15-0 over Fernando Zavaleta.138: Jake Drexler (S) won by forfeit.145: Jordan Becker (S) pinned Mitchell Putnam in 3:42.152: Mason Kauffman (S) pinned Addison Sedivy in 1:29.160: Kade Ehrike (S) won by forfeit.170: David Marquardt (S) won by technical fall 16-0 over Jordan Schneeberger.182: Dylan Schoenherr (S) won by major decision 9-0 over Kaden Callaway.195: Aiden Hoffman (S) won by forfeit.220: Kamren Bornbach (S) won by forfeit.285: Tyson Kauffman (S) won by forfeit.last_img read more

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Powerset and hakia – Quest For The Semantic Web

first_imgThis week I spoke with Barney Pell, CEO of Powerset; and Melek Pulatkonak, COO of hakia. In both (separate) conversations we discussed how the Semantic Web is getting very close. The Semantic Web as defined by Tim Berners-Lee is: “a universal platform for the exchange of data, information and knowledge.” I think Barney and Melek would agree, that the only thing preventing the Semantic Web so far has been an inefficient use of horsepower – or a lack of it.Speed, Power and Getting ThereSemantics is expressed meaning in language, code or “other” representations of information. My discussions with Barney and Melek revealed the fundamental differences in architecture and philosophy between hakia and Powerset. The index systems of the two companies are fundamentally different, as is their philosophy – but their goals and visions are remarkably similar. They are also different in the way they apply what I term horsepower to natural language search. Like the symbolism of Shelby vs. Ferrari,¬ñ it is possible for different approaches to achieve a desired result – given enough horsepower.Hakia has built their search in-house, refining and sculpting the QDex indexing system (like an Enzo Ferrari). Their view is that processing power should be maximized with super efficiency, via fuzzy logic and advanced semantics. Powerset, on the other hand, utilizes basically the same inverted indexing system as Google – but backed by natural language and immensely powerful processing that essentially ¬ìoverpowers¬î the long tail query (like the GT 500). This is a vast oversimplification, but the elements involved reveal the larger story.Technology (horsepower), communication (language) and people make up the semantic Web. The Web has not been lacking “language”, but the adequate application of processing power. As Barney said: “Even five years ago we did not have the processing capability to even attempt this, but five years from now these answers will seem elementary.” Google’s system below, currently consumes massive horsepower with comparatively limited results – at least according to hakia and Powerset! Diagram of Google’s inverted index and search (courtesy –changturtle)Unbending HumansBarney described the relationship between people and computers as people being “bent” around or adapted to technology in order to utilize it. With the advent of services like Facebook, programs and applications are beginning to ¬ìunderstand¬î each other. Everyone reading this has been ¬ìforced¬î by technology to conform to varied ¬ìbending events¬î, in order to use it. Barney explained this idea by calling Facebook and the iPhone true innovations approaching total ¬ìcommunity engagement.¬î Barney also said that ¬ìFacebook will become one of the primary communications platforms of the future.¬î Given this new perspective, I could not agree more because Facebook is one heck of a representation of information for a social network. Essentially, hakia, Powerset, Facebook and others are bending the machines to engage humans. And in a way, Facebook is the semantic Web in a microcosm – but in it’s infancy.Semantics and Search?Search is a critical part of our daily lives, but the interface has changed very little over the years. We define search as the act of typing in a query on Google and getting results. This is a type of search, but how many other kinds of ¬ìsearches¬î do we perform? In an earlier article, Josh Catone wrote about Yahoo!¬ís contention that search will not determine the future of the Web. Josh rightly asked if Facebook and MySpace might be better positioned if ¬ìpersonalization¬î was to be the future of the Web.ConclusionI should make it clear that neither Barney nor Melek really consider themselves as “Google Killers”. Powerset and hakia are not in a race either against each other or to overtake Google, but they are on a quest for better Web communication and engagement. Both efforts emphasize the necessity for ¬ìthe system¬î to be able to universally understand and handle data without ambiguity. Viewing Facebook and others as functional repositories of semantic data is essential in seeing the long view. Whether we are talking about object oriented data, textual semantics or complex algorithms, the semantic Web is about making people ¬ìbend¬î less for technology. Tags:#Analysis#search#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts phil butler 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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CyberSecurity: Top-One-Percent Most Active Users Responsible for Most Security Risks

first_imgUsers are your biggest threat to cybersecurity.  A recent study by CloudLock found that key users often dominate application and data storage usage, and that it makes sense to focus on training the power users on security and best-practices.  CloudLock refers to these most active users as the top 1 percent.The CloudLock study found that the top 1 percent of users were responsible for 75 percent of cybersecurity risk in enterprises.  The study suggests that a cost-effective way to dramatically reduce risk was to focus on the behavior of those top one percent users.  These top one percent usually include super-privileged users, system administrators, software architects, and machine-based identities with application access.User behavior can increase cyber risks.  Dangerous behaviors include things like sharing files, downloading apps that contain malware, clicking on phishing links, reusing passwords, and sending out plain-text passwords.  For example,  the CloudLock study found that 70 percent of file sharing was with non-corporate identities.Gil Zimmermann, CloudLock CEO, said that “Cyber attacks today target your users — not your infrastructure. As technology leaders wake up to this new reality, security programs are being reengineered to focus where true risk lies: with the user.  The best defense is to know what typical user behavior looks like — and, more importantly, what it doesn’t.”last_img read more

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Get the MarTech Guide to GDPR here

first_img HomeDigital MarketingGet the MarTech Guide to GDPR here The team at MarTech Today has put together a comprehensive guide to help marketers understand not just what GDPR is, but also how it is being implemented and enforced, whether or not their companies will be impacted and how to prepare. Sound like your cup of tea? Get your free copy to discover answers to the following questions:How does GDPR affect American businesses?What does GDPR entail?How will GDPR be enforced?What are the common misconceptions?Download the guide now!Psst… Like the guide? You’d fit right in at MarTech! Join us April 23-25 in San Jose, California, for an unparalleled learning opportunity. We even have a special GDPR workshop taking place Monday, April 23. View rates and register today!The post Get the MarTech Guide to GDPR here appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Get the MarTech Guide to GDPR here Get the MarTech Guide to GDPR hereYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 6th April 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more

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Have a tough decision to make on drivers for the 2012 season: Mallya

first_imgSahara Force India’s team principal Vijay Mallya said on Sunday that it would be tough for him to decide his driver’s line-up for the 2012 season.Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta are eager to learn their future with the Silverstone-based team and this prompted Mallya to say that he would announce his team in two week’s time before the next race in Abu Dhabi.”Regarding my decision about the 2012 drivers, I have said this week that I will give an answer to the drivers before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. I already have three excellent drivers, who are all in the running, and the decision ahead will not be an easy one,” said Mallya, after Sutil’s ninth place finish at the Sunday race here earned points for the team.Di Resta, who made an impressive debut in 2011, is likely to retain his seat along with test driver Nico Hulkenberg. Di Resta has also been hailed as the season’s most impressive rookie.The 28-year-old Sutil, who has driven for the team since it was known as Midland in 2006, also has a strong possibility to be retained because of the sponsorship money he brings with him. Sutil has also been linked with a move to the struggling Williams team.Mallya, however, said that he doesn’t need a paid driver. But Sutil is confident of racing next season in Formula One regardless of Mallya’s decision.last_img read more

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