‘A hell of a night’: Emotional Derrick Rose savors his career-high 50

first_imgJames’ clutch free throw lifts Lakers to win over Mavericks “I played my heart out,” Rose said. “My teammates told me before the game, just play my game. And tonight was a hell of a night.”That it was, by every possible measure.Rose became the fourth player already this season — it’s barely two weeks old — to score at least 50 in a game, joining Blake Griffin, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.”[it means] everything, man. I work my ass off.” @drose discusses the historic night with @fsnorth pic.twitter.com/Y9u3DCUDSk— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 1, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to handle personal matter The Wolves mobbed Rose on the floor when it was over. They doused him with water in the locker room. And around the league, players couldn’t wait to show him love.“What he gives to his mind and body just to play one game is something I watched being his teammate,” said LeBron James, who played with Rose in Cleveland last season. “When you talk about perseverance, that is the true definition of it. … Even when a superhero is knocked down, he is still a superhero at the end of the day. And Derrick showed why he is a superhero.”“Every Basketball fan in the world should feel good for DRose,” wrote Miami guard Dwyane Wade, also Rose’s teammate in Cleveland. “Tonite was an example of never giving up on yourself and when others believe in you. Amazing things can happen. I’m smiling like i scored 50! Congrts to a good dude!”Houston star Chris Paul weighed in, as did Bulls great Scottie Pippen.“Hard work is undefeated,” wrote Portland’s CJ McCollum.An outburst like this seemed, at best, improbable for Rose, considering he hadn’t even topped 35 points in any game since that MVP season.Thibodeau coached Rose in Chicago, and has seen him at his best and his worst. He knows the adversity, the struggle, everything Rose has gone through for the better part of the last decade.“The only thing that really matters to him is that you win,” Thibodeau said.It’s been a rocky season already for the Wolves, who have been dealing with the Jimmy Butler saga since before camp — Butler didn’t play Wednesday, with the team calling it a break for needed rest. Butler requested a trade prior to the season but remains on the roster. None of that seemed to be on anybody’s mind when the final horn sounded against the Jazz. Rose was all that mattered.And a night like this, he said, was worth the wait.“It’s all just coming together,” Rose said. “But it took six, seven years.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Or March.Or April.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 ChrissHe was hurting, always in and out of the lineup, never in rhythm. Those problems, all his years of problems, seemed so long ago Wednesday night, when Rose was better than ever — finishing with a career-high 50 points that lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 125-122.READ: Rose turns back clock, scores career-high 50 as Timberwolves beat Jazz Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Only this time, the emotion was all joy.READ: Derrick Rose signs with Minnesota, reunites with Thibodeau“I know the person that he is, the character that he has,” Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. “And it shines through.”Rose has dealt with four knee surgeries, needed to take time away last season to figure things out while dealing with ankle issues, was forced to sit out nearly two full seasons when he should have been in his prime.A night like this showed what is still possible.“In every story, there’s a beginning, a middle and an end,” Thibodeau said. “And I think the end is going to be great for him.”Rose tried to play it cool afterward, then acknowledged that he was still “jittery as hell” — and that was about an hour after the game.“It means everything,” Rose said. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Minnesota Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose composes himself before a television interview after he scored 50 points, a career high, against the Utah Jazz in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 128-125. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)During the 2017-18 regular season, Derrick Rose didn’t score 50 points in all of January.Or February.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

PPDI records $277M profit for 2017

first_imgPower Producer and Distribution Incorporated (PPDI) on Thursday announced that not only did the company surpass all performance guarantees, but it was able to rake in a whopping $277 million profit for 2017.PPDI was established back in 2016 and carries the responsibility of operating and maintaining power plants for the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).The announcement of its massive performance was revealed during a meeting hosted by the agency.Chief Executive Officer of Power Producer and Distribution Incorporated Arron FraserThe company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Arron Fraser, told media operatives that, “For the year ending December 31, 2017, we were able to earn a profit for that year of $277 million. That profit was supported by a revenue of $2.3 billion. Total expenses for the year was $1.9 billion. Additionally, we contributed to coffers of the nation by paying taxes of $108.5 million”.Fraser added that the company invested significantly in an inventory so that the company could increase its reliability and availability of the power plants. In fact, at the end of the year PPDI had invested $464 million in inventory, he said.The CEO was keen to note that the company’s value at the end of the year stood at $809 million, as cash and cash equivalents included $186.7 million. “We had cash and cash equivalent of $186.7 million, total assets at the end of the year was $809 million and that was supported by total shareholders’ equity of $277 million and the liability side, we had accounts payable of $378.6 million, related party of $44.6 million and provision for taxation of $108.5 million. All total, the company’s value at the end of the year was $809 million,” he explained.While giving an update on the company’s physical performance, it was explained that the Board established several sub-committees, including an audit and finance, tenders and procurement and human resources and technical committee.With regard to the power plants PPDI is responsible for managing, the officials said that, “For all four plants we gave guarantees of 92 per cent which is a widely accepted industry standard. At Garden of Eden, it was 93.57, Kingston Plant (1) that was 93.57, Kingston Plant (2) which had four of the five engines overhauled in 2017 we had 88.52 (per cent). At Vreed-en-Hoop where there was significantly less scheduled major overhauls, we were able to have the engines available 98.23 per cent of the time”.Meanwhile, the Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, boasted of the power agency’s impressive performance, lauding it for its hiring practices as well as its outstanding service.He said, “We have surpassed all of our targets with our maintenance programme. The finances are audited by the Auditor General’s office so, therefore, I will lay this report in Parliament whenever that convenes next”.PPDI is a State-owned company that operates and maintains four power plants on behalf of Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL).It was contracted to operate and maintain the four power plants on behalf of GPL.These power plants were previously operated and maintained by Wartsila Operations Guyana Inc (WOGI).PPDI is responsible for a total electrical output of 106.7 megawatts of installed power generation capacity within the Demerara to Berbice Interconnected System. The four power plants under PPDI’s management are Garden of Eden (22 MW), Kingston number 1 (22MW), Kingston number 2 (36.3 MW) and Vreed-en-Hoop (26.4 MW).The technical boundary of the company’s operations is limited to 13.8 Kilovolts Switch Gear (outgoing feeder) of the power plants. Thereafter, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) has the sole responsibility for the transmission and distribution of electricity throughout the Demerara to Berbice Interconnected System.As part of the Operations and Maintenance Agreement, PPDI offers performance guarantees to GPL that is based on the industry’s key performance indicators: availability, plant heat rate and lube oil consumption.last_img read more

RCMP arrest man in connection with gas station robberies

first_imgFort St. John RCMP say they have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with a pair of robberies at the Shell gas station at Totem Mall over the last five days.RCMP say they were called to the station Tuesday afternoon around 3 p.m., after receiving reports a man stole money from the cash register and fled the scene on foot, according to a release.Officers, assisted by the K-9 unit, searched the area and were able to locate the suspect in a nearby apartment, who was arrested and taken in to custody.- Advertisement -Officers then obtained a search warrant for the apartment and found clothing they believe connect the suspect to a robbery that happened at the same Shell station on June 19.The man, who has not yet been identified, is due to make his first court appearance today.last_img read more

Oxlade-Chamberlain ‘likely to miss whole season’

first_img“The estimated length of his lay-off was not revealed at the time at the request of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who did not want the news to distract from the Reds’ ongoing Champions League run and the excitement surrounding it,” said a Liverpool statement.Manager Jurgen Klopp told liverpoolfc.com that he was aware that the former Arsenal star would likely be unavailable for the 2018/2019 season.!It feels like now is an appropriate time to tell people that for Ox this coming season will be about focusing on recovery and rehab,” said Klopp.“We have known this from pretty much the day after he got the injury and after the successful surgery, we were sure of it. I hope everyone treats this information responsibly. There has been no change, no setback – it’s exactly on the schedule we expected and planned for. The new information is that we’re now giving more detail publicly.“It is typical of Ox that he didn’t want the news to overshadow the end of the season and, to be quite honest, we thought we could wait and tell people at an appropriate time.“His recovery has started superbly well. If we do see him back this season it will be a bonus.”Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool last summer from Arsenal in a £35million deal but the injury ruled him out of the Champions League final against Real Madrid and the World Cup with England.“It is so important — because of how valuable and important he is to what we are looking to do here in the coming seasons — that the focus is on doing this right and not rushed. Ox is completely on board with this approach.“He is such an outstandingly good person and someone who even when not playing is integral to the heartbeat of (training centre) Melwood.“I cannot wait to have him back with us for matches, but we will wait for him and we will show the patience that is required to make sure he comes back ready to continue where he left off: as one of the most outstanding performers in European football in that moment.”Klopp has already boosted Liverpool’s midfield ahead of the new season by signing Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is treated on the pitch during the Champions League semi-final against Roma at AnfieldLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 18 – Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the whole of the forthcoming season, with the Premier League club saying Wednesday that they were already aware of the grim scenario.The 24-year-old suffered multiple knee ligament damage during the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Roma in April and underwent successful surgery eight days later.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL OFFERING CLINICAL TRIALS TO CANCER PATIENTS

first_imgLetterkenny University HospitalLetterkenny University Hospital is one of 20 hospitals in Ireland that currently offer clinical trials to cancer patients.The information was released to mark International Clinical Trials Day which takes place today.Dr Karen Duffy, Consultant Oncologist and Mary Grace Kelly, Oncology Research Nurse in Letterkenny University Hospital have been involved in running ICORG clinical trials since 2009.The trials are coordinated nationally by ICORG (All Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group). This group was set up in 1996 by cancer consultants around Ireland. The aim was to create more research opportunities for patients by putting a formal structure in place to make Ireland a more attractive location to international cancer research groups and the pharmaceutical industry.Since it was established in 1996, more than 15,000 patients have participated in more than 350 cancer trials. During 2015, 20 hospital based research centres around the country were working on 154 ICORG trials involving 6312 patients; 66 were open and recruiting patients and 88 were in the follow up stage. 98% of all cancer treating specialists in Ireland are members of ICORG.Mary Grace said that many people in Donegal have participated in clinical trials.“We also have links with all of the other cancer centres around the country and can refer patients to those centres for consideration in a trial that may only be running in a particular hospital”. Last night at the Mansion House in Dublin, ICORG launched their “Just Ask!” campaign on the eve of International Clinical Trials Day. This campaign is to encourage patients who have cancer, and indeed their families, to ask their healthcare professionals if there are any cancer trials underway or planned that might be suitable for them. Additionally on the night they announced a re-branding and are now called Cancer Trials Ireland.Dr Karen Duffy, Consultant Oncologist at Letterkenny University Hospital said that by taking part in a cancer trial patients help to test new ways to detect and treat cancer.“New and more effective approaches cannot be developed without cancer trials”, she said. “All cancer treatments used today were once tested through a cancer trial. Trials are really important for finding new ways to prevent, find and treat cancer, and help improve the quality of life for people with cancer”.The value of drugs used during cancer trials provided by industry free of charge between 2012 and 2014 is estimated at €18M.We would encourage anybody who would like to find out more about cancer trials going on at Letterkenny University hospital or around the country to contact a member of our trial team. We would be delighted to answer your questions. LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL OFFERING CLINICAL TRIALS TO CANCER PATIENTS was last modified: May 20th, 2016 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:cancerclinical trialsdonegalLetetrkenny University Hospitallast_img read more

DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS CHALLENGE MINISTER OVER ‘WIND FARM JOBS’

first_imgDonegal campaigners have issued a direct challenged to Government Minister Pat Rabbitte over the value of wind farms in the county.Ernan O’Donnell is chair of the Glenties Windfarm Information Group (GWIG) and has challenged the Government over claims that widespread turbines would financial benefits or jobs to the county.Mr O’Donnell said he wanted to challenge “the repeated assertions of Mr. Pat Rabbitte that wind farming will create jobs.” He went on: “The jobs Mr. Rabbitte promises will not benefit the areas where the wind farms are located.“In wind farm locations there will be no jobs, where jobs might have been created in other industries – tourism, building etc.“So jobs is good news for the banks, insurance companies and investment firms – all of which could be located abroad – as well as in the engineering and industrial design offices in Germany, China and Denmark, where the turbines are manufactured.”And he insisted the turbines and wind farms have the potential devastate job creation in the areas – like Glenties – where they are created. “Wind farms will create a no-investment zone where they are located,” said Mr O’Donnell.“Existing jobs in tourism and its spin-offs, will be adversely affected. Communities will be destroyed, riven and sundered by ill feeling  – mainly brought about by the secrecy/furtiveness of confidentiality clauses – the modest income coming into the community through wind farms is compromised because of the land owners profiting at their neighbour’s expense, which has a long lasting, detrimental effect on community relations.“Because land owners are prevented from speaking, by confidentiality clauses in their contracts, the hurt felt by neighbours cannot be addressed, which would be the first step towards healing. Rural communities, rural retreats, carbon credits, wildlife sanctuaries, etc, etc. will all be sacrificed to create jobs elsewhere.“In the construction phase to date, local employment has consisted of lorry loads of stone for roads. ‘Outside’ contractors lay the roads, hardstand bases, turbine bases and erect the turbines.“As with the ‘present austerity measures’ …..fewer and fewer will get richer and richer, while more and more will get poorer and poorer. “Maybe further evaluation would, in the long term, be beneficial,” he added.DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS CHALLENGE MINISTER OVER ‘WIND FARM JOBS’ was last modified: March 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS CHALLENGE MINISTER OVER ‘WIND FARM JOBS’Glentieslast_img read more

Volleyball Adds Callan Holmes During Spring Signing Period

first_img“I am really looking forward to adding Callan to our roster and getting her in our gym,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “She has a great swing that will allow her to score in our league and she adds a wicked serve that will challenge most serve receive units.  Beyond that, she has been consistent in the back court both as a defensive player and in serve receive.” DES MOINES, Iowa – Callan Holmes, a 5-11 outside hitter, has joined the Drake University volleyball team, head coach Darrin McBroom announced April 17. In high school, she was an academic all-district selection three years in a row and a member of the Dean’s List at both Towson and Hill Junior College. Originally from Lorena, Texas, Holmes was a TPGA first-team all-state selection for Lorena High School as a senior and the district ‘Hitter of the Year’ as well as the team MVP. Hill joins a roster that returns 10 student-athletes from the 2017 team that made history with its first Missouri Valley Conference Tournament appearance since 2010. That appearance came following one of the most successful regular seasons in program history as the team’s 23 wins were the third most in program history and most since 2010. Additionally, the team’s 12 conference wins were the second most by the program in an 18-game MVC schedule. She earned those same honors in both her sophomore and junior season and helped Lorena to district, area and bi-district titles three years in a row before making history with a regional title as a senior. “Off the court, it was clear on her visit that she also had the right traits and qualities to fit perfectly in the team culture that we have established,” McBroom added. “I think we are getting a total package player in her.” Holmes comes to Drake after spending the last season at Hill Junior College in Hillsboro, Texas, where she was first-team all-conference and led the team in kills with 294 and aces (53) while collecting 177 digs in 31 games. Prior to that, she spent her freshman season (2016-17) at Towson University. She will have two years of collegiate eligibility remaining at Drake.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Paidah on the road in search for maximum points

first_img Tags: Dickens OkwirmaroonsPaidha Black AngelsStarTimes Uganda Premeir League Paidha defeated Nyamityobora in their last game (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League.Maroons Vs PaidahPrisons Grounds LuziraTuesday @4; 30PMLUZIRA – Luzira based club Maroons FC hosts struggling Paidah Black Angels at the Prisons Grounds in one the five games in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday.The two clubs are struggling for form with Maroons having managed just four wins in 20 matches and Paidha Black Angles just two victories.Paidha Black Angels is fresh from that 2-0 home win at the newly reopened Bar Okoro stadium in Zombo against Nyamityobra FC while Maroons was held by Express at home courtesy of late Odur strike.Team news.Maroons FC will have Pius Obuya, Solomon Walusimbi, Ronald Orombi, Felix Okot, Herman Wasswa Nteza, Samson Abbey Mutyaba, Dan Wagaluka, goalkeeper Emmanuel Akol and Brian Majwega to get a home win against Paidah.The Arua based will have Dickens Okwir who scored twice against Police if they are to get an away win this season.Okwir will need the backing of other experienced players like Shaban Wasswa, Jackson Nsubuga and Patrick Arua for inspiration.Isaac Otto might not feature for Maroons FC because of an injury, as for the visitors they have no injury claims.Match facts.This is going to be the second encounter between the two clubs,Maroons having held Paidah 1-1 in the first game at Green Light Stadium in Arua.Maroons is 13th on the log with 16 points and Paidha Black Angels is rock bottom of the standings with 12 points, same as Nyamityobora FC.Comments last_img read more

South Africa’s hospitality sector ‘poised for growth’

first_img23 June 2014 South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years on the back of rising room rates and growing tourism numbers, according to a report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) last week. PwC’s “South African Hospitality Outlook: 2014-2018” projects that the overall occupancy rate across all sectors in South Africa will rise to an estimated 58.4% by 2018, with total room revenue expected to reach R28.7-billion, a 10.7% compound annual increase over 2013. Occupancy rates for South Africa’s hotels are projected to increase from 58.9% in 2013 to 71.1% in 2018, overtaking guest houses, bush lodges and guest farms to become the leading category once more. “One of the most significant developments in 2013 in the South African hospitality industry was the rise in average room rates, which increased 8.4%, well above the 5.9% rate of inflation,” PwC leader of hospitality and gaming Nikki Forster said in a statement. Despite the recent economic uncertainty, the total number of foreign overnight visitors to South Africa rose by 3.9% in 2013, down from the 10.2% increase in 2012, but still reflecting continued growth in foreign travel to South Africa. “Tourism is considered to be a key element in South Africa’s economy, and is recognised in the National Development Plan as an important driver of economic and employment growth,” Forster said, adding that growing tourist numbers were expected to fuel growth in the accommodation industry across the African continent during the next five years.Hotel accommodation According to the report, overall spending on rooms of all categories in South Africa rose by 14% to R17.3-billion in 2013, reflecting an increase in “stay unit nights” and an 8.4% rise in the average room rate. Stay unit nights for hotels rose 4.8% in 2013, whereas stay unit nights for guest houses and guest farms fell 4.5%. The overall occupancy rate across all sectors rose to 52.6% in 2013. Although guest houses and guest farms had the highest occupancy rate at 60.5%, it was the only category to show a decline in 2013, having posted an occupancy rate of 65.3% in 2012. Hotels accounted for 71% of total accommodation revenue in 2013, with PwC predicting that this share would rise to 73% by 2018. The pick-up in hotel occupancy rates has stimulated new activity in South Africa’s hospitality industry, with a number of major hotel chains in the process of upgrading facilities, renovating their properties or making plans to open new hotels. The report estimates that by 2018 there will be about 63 600 hotel rooms available, up from 60 900 in 2013. South Africa’s overall room capacity is projected to increase at a 1.3% compound annual rate to 123 400 in 2018, from 115 700 in 2013. Guest houses are expected to be the fastest-growing category in respect of the availability of rooms, averaging 3.7% compounded annually, with slower growth in other areas. Cruise industry South Africa’s cruise industry, according to PwC’s report, consists of spending by South Africans on cruises originating or departing from the country. The number of cruise passengers from South Africa totalled only 153 000 for the entire 2013/14 season, compared with 13.1-million stay unit nights for hotels in South Africa in 2013, the report found. Durban is the leading cruise port in South Africa, accounting for about 70% of cruise passengers, with Cape Town being the next largest. The average cruise cost R13 365 in 2013/14, comparable to the cost of a week at a five-star hotel in Cape Town. Cruise prices locally were nearly 30% less than the global average of R18 525, in part reflecting the popularity of shorter and less expensive cruises to local destinations, as well as lower incomes in South Africa. PwC projected that the number of cruise passengers would increase to 186 000 by 2018/9. Although the number of passengers is expected to decline in 2014/15, the occupancy rate is projected to increase, to 85.2% from 74.6% in 2013/14, as supply falls faster than demand. Passenger capacity is affected by the number and size of ships serving the market, the number of cruises per season, and the quality of cruise terminals. Transnet National Ports Authority is in the process of soliciting and evaluating for new cruise terminals in Durban and Cape Town. “The construction of world-class terminals will improve boarding, which will enhance the cruise experience and encourage cruise lines to increase the number of cruises they offer in South Africa,” Forster said. Total cruise revenue is expected to increase by a projected 9.4% compounded annually, rising to R3.2-billion in 2018/19 from R2-billion in 2013/14. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Hot Jobs: Virtualization Pros are in Big Demand

first_imgTags:#cloud#Trends Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Driving the enterprise this year is a quest for efficiency and flexibility. To determine the actual direction, one needs quantifiable information that proves certain trends have merit.The want ads are a great resource for seeing what types of investments are being made by companies. This year, people with virtualization skills are in big demand, followed by -you guessed it – cloud computing.Forrester Research is predicting that IT spending will jump about 8% but hiring will lag.According to a post on CIO.com, Wedbush Securities, a Wall Street analyst firm, sees projects involving virtualization, Windows 7 and enterprise software as high on the corporate priority list.In 2008, Dice.com ran an average of 85,000 job listings. Then Lehman Bros. collapsed and the job market fizzled. Jobs posted took a drop in 2009, falling to a low of 47,000. Today, the count is up to 50,000 and is expected to increase over the span of the year.The fastest growing skills are for virtualization, which is at about 2,000 ads, up 21% compared to last year. Cloud computing is showing popularity, too. Last year there were zero jobs posted.This year there are more than 300.Large companies from a number of industries are hiring virtualization pros, showing the demand is not just from technology companies.IT managers realize that virtualization pros can manage more servers than their counterparts. For example, CIO.com cites a study that found one administrator manages 65 physical servers. The average for virtual servers is 77. That’s not a huge increase but it can help save IT dollars that can be used to prove whether other growing trends deserve attention. alex williamscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more