Ranks #1 for Combined Computer Categories; Ranks In World’s Top 5 Across All Industries Alongside Google (#1), Apple (#2) and Facebook (#3)Most people believe that Steve Jobs will be remembered as one of the world’s greatest innovators. Jobs is known for purportedly saying that, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Having spent the majority of my career around innovation and intellectual property, I agree.In my role at EMC, I follow the world of patents closely; and it is a great honor for me to announce that IEEE’s Patent Power 2015 Scorecards has recognized EMC’s patent portfolio as being one of the very best. IEEE’s Patent Power 2015 Scorecards, their annual roundup of who has the most valuable patent portfolios, was posted on November 30, 2015. IEEE derives their Pipeline Power score by benchmarking the patent portfolios of more than 6,000 leading commercial enterprises, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies worldwide. They take the size of an organization’s patent portfolio, as measured by the number of U.S. patents it has been granted in the most recent full year, and weight it based on a number of other metrics that reflect the growth, impact, originality, and generality of the organization’s patent portfolio.For Computer Software, Computer Systems and Computer Peripherals & Storage categories combined, EMC is ranked #1 – ahead of HP, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.When viewed across all industries and all geographies, EMC stands in rare air as well with the global elite. EMC ranked #5 overall – in good company alongside Google (#1), Apple (#2) and Facebook (#3).My hat is off to EMC’s engineers who continue to innovate in extraordinary ways and our patent attorneys who continue to obtain high-quality patents at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and in patent offices worldwide. Looking at the numbers, EMC has approximately 5,900 patents issued by the USPTO, of which EMC Information Infrastructure owns approximately 5,000. EMC has approximately 4,500 U.S. patent applications pending as well. These numbers are a reflection of the great team effort.This gives EMC an incredible competitive advantage in the ability to develop and deliver consistently the best technologies to our customers to help them with their digital transformations and journeys to the hybrid cloud.What might be overlooked in all this achievement is worthy of a closing mention. EMC’s reputation for attracting the best and brightest talent in a highly competitive market has a direct lineage to a relentless, company-wide focus on and investment in innovation. These IEEE Scorecard rankings are further proof that EMC’s innovation engine is robust and thriving.
Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has received a letter of award (LoA) from an undisclosed customer for a proprietary data acquisition survey in south-east Asia. The total contract value of the survey is estimated to be in excess of USD 20 million.Based on the letter of award, the company has started mobilization of the BOA Thalassa vessel.Subject to final contract award, EMGS expects to start the survey in the first quarter of 2019.
The Wisconsin men\’s hockey team will take on Rochester institute of Technology for a berth in the national championship game.[/media-credit]ST. PAUL, Minn. — Depth. Experience. Goaltending questions. Performing in the big games.Those are all themes that have been beaten into the ground when talking about the Wisconsin men’s hockey team this season. And the Badgers got a couple more weeks to get sick of talking about them, as they beat St. Cloud State 5-3 in the West Regional championship March 27th, and advanced to the Frozen Four in Detroit.All three factors were on display in a game that wasn’t quite sealed until an Aaron Bendickson empty-net goal with 1:08 to play. SCSU pulled to within 4-3 after UW goaltender Scott Gudmandson allowed a soft goal to squeak by at 17:10 of the third period.But as they have all season, when the game was on the line, the Badgers stood their ground and ensured they wouldn’t blow what was a 3-1 lead.The depth and experience were on display as senior forward John Mitchell got two goals, including the game winner. Mitchell hadn’t scored since Jan. 29 at Minnesota-Duluth, and had just five goals coming into the game.Both goals came at pivotal points in the game, as the Neenah, Wisc. native poked one five-hole to put UW up 4-2 less than three minutes after SCSU’s Jared Festler scored shorthanded to make it a one-goal game.Mitchell also went five-hole on Husky starter Mike Lee to start the scoring just 2:31 into the game.“The second one was just a great individual effort with Andy Bohmbach, he was able to get the puck out front,” Mitchell said. “Again, I drove to the net and was able to slip it five-hole.”Mitchell’s first goal was just one of three UW tallies in the first period, as senior tri-captain Blake Geoffrion scored and sophomore defenseman Jake Gardiner – there’s the depth again – netted just his sixth goal of the season.This was just one night after UW’s big guns – Geoffrion, Michael Davies and Brendan Smith came up big, totaling five points between the three of them in a win over Vermont.“When you get down to this time of year, you are looking for offense from anybody and everybody,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said.The quick start resulted in Lee being pulled 15:21 into the game in favor of Dan Dunn. Last Friday, Lee was unstoppable, shutting out the Badgers in the WCHA Final Five semifinal. UW didn’t get anything going until the third period in that game, and the Badgers seemed well aware of how important it would be to start like they did.“I think the key to the game tonight was the start of the game,” Eaves said. “Getting the early lead – we’ve talked about for a long time with our team… about having a great start is ultimately a pivotal time of the game and we were able to get that tonight.”Also in Wisconsin’s favor was the fact St. Cloud State went to double-overtime against Northern Michigan the night before. The Huskies deflected questions about the effect of playing an extra 20:23 of hockey in the previous game though.“This time of year, teams have got to overcome that kind of stuff,” SCSU captain Garrett Raboin said. “You’ve got to play through that – it happens to a lot of teams, a lot of games go to overtime.”While Wisconsin’s depth and experience showed up in a big-time game yet again, Gudmandson was also not at his best all game. Tony Mosey’s goal to make it 4-3 just made it between the post and Gudmandson’s left leg, a soft goal in a crucial point in the game. Gudmandson also gave up a rebound to allow the Huskies’ shorthanded goal.But again, in a big game, the Badgers were up to the task. They showed it in coming back to win the Camp Randall Hockey Classic against Michigan back in February, and before that in taking three points from then-No. 1 Denver at the Kohl Center.The Badgers were quick to respond when scored on, despite their own special teams woes – they went 0-for-6 on the power play. The UW penalty kill returned the favor though, holding SCSU scoreless on seven power plays.In the end, the fast start and stand-your-ground finish were enough to send UW to its first Frozen Four since winning the national title in 2006. The Badgers will face upset-minded RIT, which took down top-seeded Denver and third-seeded New Hampshire to be the first team to clinch a spot in Detroit.“Wisconsin earned the victory,” SCSU head coach Bob Motzko said. “Almost start to finish, and they played one resilient hockey game.”“It feels incredible,” Geoffrion said. “I know a lot of seniors have worked since our freshman year, coming after a championship team and seeing how those guys work and how hard they work.“So for us to get the opportunity to possibly go to the national championship game is an incredible feeling right now, but the job’s not done yet.”
Mike Messere was never one to bask in the glory of individual accolades. The thought of personal pride violates every principle he believes in. The West Genesee head boys’ lacrosse coach prefers to deflect all of the credit for the success of his program to his players and coaching staff. Even after becoming the all-time winningest high school lacrosse coach, Messere remained steadfast in his core beliefs, praising others rather than himself. ‘It means a lot of kids and a lot of coaches have done a lot of work for a long time,’ Messere said. ‘It’s about our program and the individuals that won those games through the years. It’s something for them to be very proud of.’ Messere won the 748th game of his head coaching career against Oswego last Thursday, moving him past former Ward Melville/Mount Sinai head coach Joe Cuozzo for the most wins by a high school lacrosse coach in history. The record is a testament to the 68-year-old Messere’s expectation of commitment and structure from his players and assistant coaches that have led to unrivaled success for West Genesee since he became the Wildcats’ head coach in 1976.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The West Genesee head coach’s newest mark is among a laundry list of numerous honors and accomplishments during his 36-year career. Messere has won 15 New York state titles and 29 Section III championships. He led the Wildcats to 91 consecutive wins between 1981 and 1984 and was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1994. Messere’s West Genesee program has served as a launching pad for hundreds of collegiate and professional lacrosse careers. Messere has coached 96 players that have gone on to become collegiate All-Americans. Current Syracuse players Tim Desko, Ryan Barber, Joe Fazio, Collin and Dylan Donahue, and Luke Cometti all played for Messere at West Genesee. All his success on the sidelines can be traced back to his simple, team-first philosophy. ‘He’s more for the individuals on the team playing as one big unit,’ West Genesee junior midfielder Ted Glesener said. ‘He really discourages playing as an individual out there.’ Messere emphasizes unity as a primary component in West Genesee’s formula for success. It filters throughout Messere’s entire program and forms the foundation for many long-standing traditions and a sharp disciplinary code. Each year, players must meet specific standards before they can step foot on the lacrosse field. ‘They have to make a commitment, they have to have a strong effort every day, and they have to do a lot of hard work,’ Messere said. ‘You don’t get anywhere without hard work, and they understand they have to sacrifice a lot of things, get good grades, all those terrible things.’ Every player is held accountable and must be committed to the cause. Players are required to have good grades before they step on the lacrosse field. Messere assesses players’ performance in school at the midpoint and end of each marking period. Players with low grades are forced to meet with assistant coach Bob Deegan after school to improve their performance. Each player’s appearance is important as well. They are not allowed to have long hair. And as a part of the team’s uniform, each player wears high white socks just below the knee to symbolize that no individual is more important than the next. ‘I think what he’s done is he’s created a climate where kids know from day one this is what you’re going to have to do, and it’s teaching first,’ Deegan said. ‘You have to be a good kid, that’s the bottom line. You have to be a good person.’ Barber, a former player at West Genesee, described Messere as a disciplinarian, but he said that most of the running is done with the ball in the stick. He said he can count on two hands the number of times he had to run sprints during his high school career. Running for the sake of running is only performed in the most extreme circumstances. Otherwise, the arduous tasks are done during drills in an effort to build up each player’s skill sets. Messere has always focused on teaching first. In 1975, Messere founded and developed the Shove Park Recreational Lacrosse Program, which is still instrumental in garnering interest for lacrosse in the Camillus community. The summer program begins teaching children as young as 7 years old the fundamentals of the game. Many former West Genesee players return home and contribute as coaches in the program, helping to develop the next generation of lacrosse players in the community. ‘We’re one of the first ones around, even in the country, that had a large program like that to bring up our youth,’ Messere said. ‘We’ve had some outstanding players that have graduated from West Genesee and gone on to college to be so successful, come back and teach in the program through the years.’ The intensive summer program has been crucial to West Genesee’s success as many go on to play for Messere in high school. By the time players reach Messere at the high school level, their bad habits have already been corrected. ‘He has a great respect for the game and his players as we do him,’ said Barber, whose brother, Tim, is a captain for the current West Genesee team. ‘He’s a great teacher and some of the things I learned from him I kind of took for granted at the time, but now that I’m older, I realize the life lessons that he’s given us are pretty remarkable.’ At 68 years old, Messere is still giving life lessons while finding success on the lacrosse field. The Wildcats are currently ranked No. 23 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Top 25 Rankings. West Genesee lost its first game of the season Saturday to Jamesville-DeWitt, dropping to 8-1 on the season. Glesener said the energy at practice is as high as ever as the Wildcats strive to win their 16th state championship under Messere. The players have bought into Messere’s teachings and results have followed. ‘Usually, we’re sprinting around everywhere because he has a high energy and we feed off him,’ Glesener said. ‘Even at his age, he’s still running around demonstrating drills and could probably beat me in a footrace.’ His passion for the game and commitment to the cause has led to another successful team on the field this season. And his current players feel privileged to contribute to Messere’s historic feat. But Messere has already moved on from his most recent accomplishment. There’s no need to remain fixated on his record-setting triumph. With the end goal of the season still within sight, Messere is still preaching the same message to his players that he has for 36 years. ‘You just say you need to take care of what happens today and then the next day,’ Messere said. ‘You don’t want to ever be looking too far. You have your goals, you want to set those and then you focus on the step-by-step approach.’ [email protected] Published on April 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
NBA trade rumors: Heat have inquired about deal for Wizards’ Bradley Beal The Cavaliers will likely try to move Tristan Thompson and his contract, according to ESPN.With one season remaining on the five-year, $82 million deal he signed in 2015, the Cavaliers have a good trade piece in the defensive and rebounding specialist. Thompson averaged 10.9 points and 10.2 rebounds this season, but was limited to 43 games because of injuries.With an expiring contract, Thompson gives teams a chance to either pick him up and let him go into free agency or buy him out. Related News The question is only whether he is dealt before the season or at the deadline.Odds are it will come closer to the deadline, but he could be moved during the offseason.Cleveland also reportedly could move John Henson and there’s a possibility Kevin Love is dealt, as well. NBA trade rumors: Grizzlies explore Andre Iguodala market; Rockets, Mavs interested NBA trade rumors: Timberwolves could move Jeff Teague, Robert Covington Henson has one year left on his deal while Love has four years and $120 million left.The team wants to see how Love performs in John Beilein’s system this year before dealing him, though, so that might be a bit of a longshot.The money will also make him difficult to deal, but he is 30 years old so he could have a good future ahead of him.
After Meunier’s opener, Nkunku put the game beyond Metz before the half-hour mark with two low finishes.He was unlucky not to get a hat-trick, a header from Angel di Maria’s cross on the stroke of half-time disallowed for a marginal offside call.However, Mbappe did make it 4-0 before the interval by scoring after being set up by Marco Verratti.Captain Silva headed in late on to complete the scoring, as Paris maintained their perfect record at home in the league this season.Second-placed Monaco won 3-1 at Strasbourg on Friday with Stevan Jovetic, Rony Lopes and Fabinho getting their goals.– Lille fans invade pitch –Third-placed Marseille go to Toulouse and fourth-placed Lyon host Caen on Sunday.Elsewhere, hundreds of angry Lille supporters invaded the pitch at their Stade Pierre-Mauroy after their struggling side drew 1-1 at home to Montpellier.Some of the pitch invaders tried to attack the young forward Nicolas Pepe, who had scored their goal, before making their way towards the players tunnel, below where club directors were watching on.Stewards eventually managed to keep back the supporters, who are unhappy at the way their team’s season is going — Lille are in the relegation zone, with Christophe Galtier struggling to turn around the fortunes of the side after Marcelo Bielsa was sacked late last year.Nantes moved back up to fifth, which is likely to be enough for a European place, after beating Troyes 1-0 with a late Emiliano Sala goal, his 12th of the season.They replace local rivals Rennes, who came from behind to draw 1-1 with Saint-Etienne.Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain brushed aside bottom club Metz 5-0 in Ligue 1 on Saturday to ease some of the pain of their Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid in midweek.Twenty-year-old Christopher Nkunku scored twice for PSG at the Parc des Princes, with Thomas Meunier, Kylian Mbappe and Thiago Silva also on target.The result restores PSG’s 14-point lead over reigning champions Monaco at the top of the table with just nine games left, keeping them on course to reclaim the title.A clean sweep of the domestic trophies for the third time in four seasons is on the cards, although that will not completely make up for the disappointment of another underwhelming campaign in the Champions League.Tuesday’s 2-1 home defeat against Madrid condemned them to a second consecutive exit from that competition in the last 16 and effectively ended any prospect of Spanish coach Unai Emery still being in charge next season.Emery, who was jeered by some sections of the home support, had to somehow lift his side for this game, with PSG missing suspended leading scorer Edinson Cavani as well as the injured Neymar.“Everyone knows that we are disappointed, that we disappointed the fans, but we are trying to move forward again,” said Mbappe.“One match is not going to allow us to forget everything. Digesting what happened is difficult but we are professionals, so we need to turn the page and move on.”Belgian right-back Meunier, who came in for Dani Alves and opened the scoring inside five minutes, added: “It was an excellent reaction after the elimination.“It is very positive. Mentally it does us good, and it allows us to put Tuesday almost definitively behind us.“There is no point living with regrets. We have three trophies to go and win still and that is the most important thing,” added Meunier, whose side are through to the French Cup semi-finals and play Monaco in the League Cup final at the end of this month.
Graham said Sunday that co-offensive coordinator Calvin Magee, tight ends coach Tony Dews and secondary coach Tony Gibson have left the program to pursue other jobs.A day earlier, the Panthers became bowl eligible with a 33-20 win over Syracuse.“You play an entire season to earn the opportunity for one extra game—a bowl game,” Graham said. “Our team is excited for the chance to put that Pitt helmet on one more time for the BBVA Compass Bowl. Birmingham is a great college football town. We’re looking forward to our visit and playing SMU in front of a national ESPN television audience.”Pittsburgh is making its fourth straight postseason appearance out of the Big East while coach June Jones has led SMU to three bowls in a row.The two teams have split their first five meetings, 2-2-1. SMU, out of Conference USA, won their only other postseason matchup 7-3 in the 1983 Cotton Bowl.SMU had a five-game winning streak after an opening loss to Texas A&M.“We are happy to be playing in the BBVA Compass Bowl and to get a chance for our eighth win,” said Jones, who is seeking win No. 100. “Our kids have worked hard this season and will be excited to take on a quality program like Pitt on national TV.”(For tickets and travel package information, call the Panthers Ticket Office at (800) 643-PITT.) CAPABLE BACK-UP—Pitt freshman running back Isaac Bennett had seven catches including one for a touchdown in the Panthers 33-20 win over Syracuse. (Courier Photo/William McBride) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)—Pittsburgh will face SMU in its second straight trip to the BBVA Compass Bowl with coaching issues again. Bowl officials announced the matchup Sunday for the Jan. 7 game at Legion Field.Pittsburgh beat Kentucky 27-10 last season in the first game after coach Dave Wannstedt was forced to resign. Now, his replacement, Todd Graham, must replace three assistants.