The ecosystem that’s assembling around Apache Hadoop* is starting to sound like a zoo, with Giraph graph analysis, Pig data manipulation, and Hive data warehousing. Now, along comes Project Rhino. This member of the menagerie promises to be the toughest of all, and that’s a good thing – because Project Rhino has a big job ahead of it: building a multi-level, coherent security envelope around Apache Hadoop.The good news about Hadoop is that it enables organizations and enterprises to collect, store, process, and analyze a new range of vast, unstructured data sets.However, the bad news is that Hadoop is not just one monolithic technology but a collection of individual components and technologies that operate together. How much does Apache Hadoop, as it comes from open source, partake of enterprise-grade data privacy and security? Not very much. To get Hadoop ready for the enterprise will require reinventing an enterprise-strength security infrastructure that protects all the facets of Hadoop. And that demands multiple layers of security— including firewalls, API gateway defenses, authentication, authorization, and data-protecting encryption —all working together, woven into the core texture of Hadoop itself.This is Project Rhino: an ambitious open source initiative to interweave security into Hadoop from the inside out and the outside in. We are building the security capabilities that will allow Apache Hadoop to serve as an enterprise-grade operating environment for data processing and data analytics.We won’t achieve all the goals of Project Rhino overnight, but we are making great progress. For instance, protecting data with traditional software encryption is computationally expensive, and can really drag down performance when encryption software confronts the vast amounts of data in stored in Hadoop. Intel has developed Intel® Data Protection Technology with Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI), a hardware-based encryption technology that offloads cryptographic functions onto Intel® Xeon® processors to deliver near real-time encryption for massive data sets. Hardware-powered encryption allows Hadoop to protect sensitive information without incurring a performance penalty. To learn more about how Intel AES-NI helps deliver low-overhead, enterprise-class data protection to Apache Hadoop, read this white paper. Consider attending the Project Rhino sessions at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2013 in San Francisco next month. Intel’s Bing Wang, security technology product manager, will demo and present new test results that showcase significant performance improvements for big data encryption using Intel AES-NI. For more information on Bing’s sessions, check out these links: Hands-on Lab: Security and Intel®Distribution for Apache Hadoop* Software, and Protect Your Big Data with Intel Xeon Processors and Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software.To learn more about the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software, go to hadoop.intel.com. Give the Intel Distribution a test drive: Download a free, 90-day trial and experience the power of hardware-assisted security and enterprise grade performance for Apache Hadoop big data processing.Follow Tim and the Hadoop community at Intel at @TimIntel and @IntelHadoop.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal fullback Bellerin: Ceballos more than a teammateby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal fullback Hector Bellerin says Dani Ceballos is “more than just a teammate”.The pair played together for Spain U19 and Spain U21 and have linked up this season at the Emirates, with Ceballos joining on loan from Real Madrid.”My boy Dani Ceballos has signed on loan. I’ve been talking to him for a while and he’s been asking me for advice and stuff,” Bellerin said in his vlog, filmed in July but released on Monday.”We’re more than just teammates, you know, we get on really well off the pitch and he’s one of them players that although we’ve never played together in the same team we keep in contact and when we used to meet up with the national team on the Monday we always used to meet up on Sunday and go for dinner together and stuff with a few other players.”We have a really good relationship and I’m very happy he’s going to be here. I’m going to take care of him with whatever he needs and I’m sure he’ll be a great addition.”
zoom Qatar-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Qatargas signed a new sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with UK’s gas supplier Centrica to deliver up to 2 million tonnes of LNG per annum to Centrica until 2023.The company said that the LNG would be supplied from Qatargas 4, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum (70%) and Shell (30%), via Qatargas-chartered Q-Flex and Q-Max LNG vessels.The ships would deliver the LNG to UK’s Isle of Grain Terminal from Qatargas 4, which has a production capacity of 7.8 million tonnes-per-annum.Qatargas initially entered into a three-year contract with Centrica to supply LNG from June 2011.The parties then entered into a further four-and-a-half-year contract, with the latest five-year contract extending the agreement until December 2023.“This agreement underscores Qatargas’ reputation as a safe and reliable supplier of LNG. Furthermore, this agreement has the potential to positively contribute to the United Kingdom’s energy security for years to come,” Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Qatargas Board of Directors, said:
NEW DELHI: With most exit polls predicting a clean sweep by BJP in the national capital, the AAP on Monday alleged that opponents planned to manipulate EVMs ahead of counting of votes on May 23 and asked the Election Commission to provide additional security at a counting centre in South Delhi. “I have strong reasons to believe that the political adversaries will attempt to open the strong rooms and manipulate or replace the machines as a handful of such incidents have been seen in the past,” AAP leader Raghav Chadha said in a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarChadha, who is AAP’s South Delhi candidate, said such incidents have taken place in the past as well. “Alarming as it may be, this would not be the first time that an attack on the electoral system may take place,” he said. Chadha also sought the appointment of another independent observer by the poll watchdog and a bar on unnecessary movement in and around the premises. “We request that the CRPF security at Jijabai Institute where South Delhi’s EVMs are housed be tightened. It is further requested that additional CRPF personnel may be deployed to keep watch over the strong rooms around the clocks,” he said. In the letter AAP urged to provide additional security at a counting centre in South Delhi, alleging that political opponents plan to manipulate EVMs ahead of the announcement of poll results on May 23. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaThe letter comes days after an AAP delegation met EC officials as well as the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer alleging that polling diaries of the South Delhi constituency were manipulated. AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj had alleged that around 200-250 presiding officers were called to the EC office over the last two days and asked to “change sensitive information in the polling diaries”. The Delhi Chief Electoral Officer’s Office (CEO) has said it would inquire into the allegations.
NFL commissioner Roger GoodellThe NFL Players Association is not accepting commissioner Roger Goodell’s harsh suspensions in the New Orleans Saints bounty program case — or his seemingly all-encompassing power. Indeed, the union is fighting back.The Players Association filed a pair of grievances Thusday challenging Goodell’s authority to suspend four players for their involvement in Saint’s bounty system.In the first, filed with arbitrator Shyam Das, the NFLPA argues that Goodell is prohibited from punishing players for any conduct prior to August 4, when the current collective bargaining agreement took effect.“In connection with entering into the 2011 CBA, the NFL released all players from conduct engaged in prior to the execution of the CBA, on August 4, 2011,” the grievance says.The section of the CBA cited by the union is a covenant not to sue — an agreement in which the NFL and its teams pledged not to file lawsuits against the union and its members “with respect to conduct occurring prior to the execution of this Agreement.”But the league said that section of the CBA was not intended as an agreement to excuse player conduct that put player safety at risk, or conduct detrimental to the NFL.The NFLPA further argues that even if that argument fails, the appeal of the player suspensions should be heard by Ted Cottrell and Art Shell, the hearing officers for on-field conduct violations, rather than by Goodell as an off-field conduct issue.In the second grievance, the NFLPA argues that arbitrator Stephen Burbank, who serves as the “system arbitrator” for the league and its players’ union, has the authority to rule on the players’ conduct, rather than Goodell.According to the NFLPA grievance, the bounties, as non-disclosed payments to players, are a collective bargaining issue under the jurisdiction of the arbitrator and not Goodell.
Baseball14.7%43.1%29.4%12.8% Kyler Murray, a student-athlete at the University of Oklahoma, is facing a very good dilemma right now. Murray plays outfield for OU’s baseball team, and he was taken ninth overall in the MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Murray also plays quarterback for Oklahoma’s football team — and he’s currently the heir apparent to the No. 1 overall pick in April’s NFL draft, Baker Mayfield, under center.Murray won’t have to choose between baseball and football right away, but eventually, he will have to pick a path for his athletic future. (Or at least, the immediate future.) What’s a two-sport star to do?Murray is already in lofty company as a multi-talented athlete, since few players have ever been good enough to potentially start at QB for a top college team while also hearing their name called among MLB’s top 10 draft picks. But if you were in Murray’s position, which path — baseball or football — tends to offer the most success, historically speaking? This decision could mean the difference between Murray becoming the next Russell Wilson or the next Drew Henson.To help do the math on Murray’s decision, I used wins above replacement1In this case, an average of the versions found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com. to measure the careers of similar baseball players and Approximate Value2Pro-Football-Reference.com’s rough gauge for NFL productivity. to measure the careers of similar football players.3Specifically, I used a weighted sum of a player’s value produced in the first 10 years of his career, giving a player 100 percent credit for his value in his best season, 90 percent credit for his second-best season, 80 percent credit for his third-best season, and so forth.Who counts as “similar”? For baseball, I looked at college hitters since 19654The first year of MLB’s amateur draft. who were drafted between picks No. 5 and 15 overall. For football, I gathered data since 19905Roughly when the modern era of college offenses really began. on college quarterbacks who started6By which I mean, played regularly enough to be the team’s QB of record on Sports-Reference.com’s seasonal passing leaderboards. for a team that ranked in the preseason top 10 going into the year. (AP hasn’t released its preseason rankings for 2018 yet, but the Sooners seem like a safe bet to be included.) Because I looked at the first 10 years of a player’s career, those who were drafted by MLB or started at QB in college after 2008 were not included in the study.Broadly speaking, these groups represent Murray’s current status in each sport. I then broke their careers down into four categories based on their WAR/AV: “never made it” (players who never played a game in the big leagues),7According to Pro-Football-Reference.com’s data, this includes players who were on rosters or practice squads but never actually set foot on the field for a down of a regular-season or playoff game. “scrubs” (guys who played in the bigs but weren’t regulars and had little impact), “decent” players (those who were regulars but not stars) and “good/great” players (generally All-Star level players and above). Here’s how the players comparable to Murray ended up panning out in the pros: Football43.2%39.1%13.0%4.7% SportNever made ItScrubDecentGood/Great Which sport should Kyler Murray choose?Probability of reaching various performance levels in MLB or NFL for players similar* to Kyler Murray, by sport chance of reaching level * Similar players in baseball are college hitters selected between no. 5-15 in the draft (since 1965). In football, they are starting QBs for a team ranked among the AP’s preseason top 10 going into the season (since 1990).Performance metrics cover the first 10 years of a player’s career.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, Fangraphs, The Baseball Cube, Pro-football-reference.com, sports-reference.com/CFB Neither path to stardom is guaranteed; in both cases, more than 50 percent of comparable players either failed to play in the big leagues at all or made a minimal impact once there. But the chance of washing out completely are much lower — by a factor of about three — for highly drafted baseball prospects than for college quarterbacks at top programs. Likewise, the odds of stardom, or simply having a solid career, are much higher for baseball players like Murray than for football players like him.As my research has shown in the past, college hitters (like Murray) tend to be very reliable picks relative to the rest of baseball’s draft crapshoot. Meanwhile, top-level starting college QBs can range from Tom Brady and Peyton Manning to Gino Torretta and Thad Busby. Add in Murray’s MLB draft signing bonus (the No. 9 slot carries a value of about $4.8 million), the higher average salary for MLB vs. the NFL in general (even the average QB makes only about a half-million dollars more per year than the overall MLB average) and the concerns that Murray’s height — he’s 5-foot-10 — might prevent him from playing quarterback in the NFL, and it seems obvious that Murray should pick baseball.In fact, to cut down on the injury risk, perhaps Murray should forgo football next season, even though the NCAA does allow players to retain their amateur status in football after signing in baseball. (I realize the temptation to put up ridiculous, Mayfield-esque stats in Oklahoma’s offense is difficult to resist.)Of course, if he doesn’t want to choose, Murray can always take the Tim Tebow path — the Mets are always looking for former QBs who are turning back to baseball in the twilight of their athletic careers.
Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell delivers a pass as she crashes into a defender during the Buckeyes game against the Boilermakers on Feb 18. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 14 Ohio State women’s basketball team closed out its final home game of the season with an 88-54 victory against Northwestern. The Buckeyes have won five straight home games, and seven of their last eight games overall.A 19-4 run midway through first quarter saw Ohio State (23-6, 12-3 Big Ten) jump out to a 28-13 first-quarter lead to keep Northwestern (10-19, 3-12 Big Ten) at bay early.Redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun finished the quarter with eight points after she shot 3-for-3, and 2-for-2 from 3. Ohio State finished the quarter hitting its last six field goals, helping it to take its 15-point lead heading into the second quarter. Calhoun finished with 14 points and 3 assists.Senior guard Kelsey Mitchell led the team with 22 points, while redshirt senior forward Linnae Harper added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.Following Ohio State’s first quarter success, it built from there and cruised the rest of the game. It held a 50-28 advantage heading into the second-half, in large part due to its shooting success at 61 percent and steady defense.The Buckeyes’ lead increased as high as 29 points with a 7-0 run in the third quarter helping to extend the lead. A 9-0 run by Northwestern cut the gap to 20.Leading 66-42 heading into the fourth quarter, Ohio State outscored Northwestern 22-12 in the closing quarter to put the game away. It limited the Wildcats to just 21.4 percent shooting in the fourth quarter with Ohio State securing its seventh straight conference win.In their final home game, the Buckeyes shot 60 percent and outscored Northwestern 48-28 in paint points. Northwestern junior forward Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah recorded her 17th double-double. She led the team in scoring and rebounds with 23 points and 14 rebounds. The Wildcats were limited to 35.5 percent shooting and turned the ball over 19 times. As a result of those turnovers, Ohio State outscored Northwestern 14-2 in fastbreak points. Ohio State concludes its regular-season play with a game against Penn State at noon Sunday. The Buckeyes won the previous meeting against the Nittany Lions this season 94-64.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl is happy with his club and praised a huge collective fight as Southampton that gave his team a valuable point during a 0-0 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.He adds that his team was not easy to score against as they defended well.“It’s an important point for us and I’m very happy that we gave such an amazing fight today. I think it was awesome how much passion and willingness the players gave in this game,” he reflected as quoted in club’s official website.“It was an amazing job they did today and we deserved to take one point against a very good Chelsea.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“The match plan was not easy to put on the pitch but if we do it for 95 minutes and we have the freshness then we are not so easy to score against and we can defend very well. The players always try to make sure there are plenty of people around the ball which is hard work but against the ball we did an amazing job.“It was important for our supporters that they saw a team on the pitch who is fighting for their lives and I think we showed that in every minute of the game.“The table at the moment is not so important. I know that we have taken an important point against a big team, which is not so easy here.“The others have to come here and we now have played Manchester City and Chelsea and we’ve taken one point which is ok.”
Bayern Munich have suffered a blow ahead of their return to action at Hoffenheim next week with the news that Arjen Robben will likely be unavailableThe 34-year-old winger is currently struggling with a thigh injury and hasn’t featured for Bayern since their 5-1 Champions League win over Benfica on November 27.As a result, Robben missed Bayern’s last five Bundesliga matches of 2018 and revealed at the club’s winter training camp in Qatar that he will likely miss at least one more.“Training was fine today,” Robben told Sky on Thursday.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“This week hasn’t been like I imagined. I will not be ready in time for the Hoffenheim game. I have to see from day to day.”Robben, who will leave Bayern at the end of this season, has managed five goals and two assists in 15 appearances across all competitions this season.Fellow veteran winger Franck Ribery is a doubt himself for Bayern’s trip to Hoffenheim after suffering a hamstring injury.