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GCP database portfolio: ready for enterprise | August Google Cloud Platform Newsletter

Bigtable, Datastore, and SQL are now available in more regions—now with a guaranteed SLA.
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Kubernetes: how Borg was assimilated—and liberated.
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Friday, July 22, 2016

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Rio's filthy, polluted waters obstruct practice runs for Olympic sailors, as boats collide with trash, dead animals and more

Friday, July 22, 2016 by: Daniel Barker
Tags: Rio Olympics, rowing events, water pollution

Rio Olympics
(NaturalNews) Of the many challenges facing athletes in the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, perhaps none is more daunting than what is likely to be encountered by those competing in sailing and rowing events.

The problem is with pollution and floating rubbish in the water where these competitions will be held. Not only is there an issue with the huge amount of floating debris in Guanabara Bay – which may cause logistical problems for sailors – but there are potential health risks as well, due to raw sewage and other contaminants present in the water.

A pair of Australian sailors, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, who happen to be the favorites in the 470 class sailing competition, say that the debris is hampering their training efforts in the weeks leading up to the Games.

Belcher and Ryan said that the floating rubbish could also affect the actual competition, if greater efforts are not made to clean up the bay before the competitions begin.

The massive amount of floating trash, which includes everything from dead animals to discarded furniture, is causing the sailors to have to stop at times so that they can clean debris from their boat's foil (rudder) before continuing to sail.

"Two or three times a day we would be caught up with rubbish on our foil," Belcher told the Australian Associated Press. "We need to stop, slow the boat down completely and raise our foils."

Belcher said he hopes that things will improve before the Games begin, but expressed fears that the rubbish could have a big effect on the medal race, despite assurances on the part of organizers.

'There's all sorts of rubbish'

Belcher and Ryan have encountered the same problem in previous racing events held in Rio. In fact, the pair almost lost their gold medal-winning lead in a 2014 Rio race when they were forced to stop and clean debris from the boat.

The pair have made nine trips to Rio over the past three years, encountering chairs, coolers, plastic bags and aluminum cans while racing, but they say they have seen improvements, particularly in Marina da Gloria, where raw sewage was a major problem until recent cleanup efforts were carried out.

Belcher said:

"Inside the marina there's been a dramatic improvement, it's much more pleasant than having a raw sewage outlet where you launch your boat.

"But the water is still polluted and there's a lot of rubbish. We're hoping organisers can clean that up as we get closer to the Games.

"There's all sorts of rubbish - dead animals, furniture, plastic bags, a lot of coke cans."

The water pollution problems in Rio are not limited to the bay and marina, however. Last year, water samples taken from the lagoon where rowing and canoeing events will be held, detected high levels of microbial contamination.

U.S. rowing team will wear anti-microbial training suits

Fear of contracting illnesses from the contaminated water has prompted the U.S. rowing team to acquire specially-designed antimicrobial training suits to protect them.

The one-piece suits are made with an anti-microbial finish, and are also designed to be water-repellent. The maker, Boathouse Sports, says that the suits may be adopted for the actual racing events if the team likes the way they perform in training.

Between the fears of water pollution, floating debris, questionable food, Zika virus and rampant Rio crime and violence, the 2016 Summer Games could turn out to be as dangerous and challenging as any Olympic competition the world has ever seen.

Hopefully, the city will be sufficiently cleaned up and ready for competition when the Games begin on August 5.

The participating athletes and their fans will find out soon enough ...


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Fwd: Introducing the Cloud Natural Language API | July Google Cloud Platform Newsletter

Reveal the meaning of text through syntax, sentiment, and structure.
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Cloud Natural Language: from text to context.
Now apps can grasp meaning—and even user sentiment—with natural language recognition.
What's the conversational economy? It's bots. Lots of bots.
Sarah Guo from Greylock Partners offers a comprehensive overview of the bot boom. Read about its implications for everything from app development to cloud adoption.
MongoDB study finds cloud is critical to innovation.
C-suite execs now see cloud as crucial to maintaining an edge—and lack of innovation as a greater threat than security.
High time for low code.
Low code promises to let developers cherry-pick the best features and APIs across several providers. Will "functional PaaS" allow companies to focus on building better technologies and gain competitive advantage?
Build your own gaming analytics solution (podcast).
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The illustrated children's guide to Kubernetes.
Have the intricacies of container technology eluded you? Maybe you've had difficulty explaining what you do to friends and loved ones. Either way, we've got the guide for you. Watch the cartoon.
Get BigQuery up and running for SEO—or any large-scale dataset.
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GCP gets serious about enterprise.
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Enterprise-ready, Kubernetes 1.3 rolls out on Google Container Engine.
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Not just a data center: the Oregon Cloud Platform region is now online.
The newest GCP region is operational in Oregon with Tokyo soon to follow. With greater availability, customers across the Western U.S. can expect a 30-80% reduction in latency. Take a 360° tour.
Query all of GitHub on BigQuery. Free.
Thanks to a new collaboration, you can now analyze all of GitHub's more than 2.8 million open-source repositories in Google BigQuery public datasets. Dig in with 1TB/month free on BigQuery.
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