PowerPlay

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PowerPlay

A decision support system from Cognos that summarizes information for management. It combines EIS and DSS features in an integrated environment, and its Transformer creates multidimensional views of information. It runs on Windows clients and VMS and Unix servers.
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"Teams have systems when they are playing on the penalty kill and all you can do on powerplays is get shots on goal.
Of greater concern to coach Mark LeFebvre was the number of powerplays conceded - nine to Cardiff 's eight.
In ODIs, instead of three, there will be two blocks of Powerplays. In an uninterrupted innings, the first Powerplay will be restricted to the first 10 overs with only two fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle.
On the 30-minute mark, he was joined in the away penalty box by forward Toms Hartmanis but the Vipers were able to resist the overlapping powerplays. Vipers'' netminder Charlie Effinger made another 13 saves during the middle period to keep his team in the game.
Bruce's shot which beat Effinger was one of just five for the Clan in the period while, despite having two powerplays, Vipers managed only six shots in the opening 20 minutes.
"Your PowerPlays are really crucial, everything can change if you play well to the Black Flag."
The scoring system is Stableford (off full handicap) and players have to select three holes from the first eight to be used as PowerPlays. That means the player has the chance to double their score on that hole, should they shoot nett birdie or better.
"We kept working hard and getting powerplays because of our work, and I thought in the third period they looked the tired team, not us."
The Vipers went into the game weekend bottom of the penalty-killing table and it was no surprise that their special teams failed to do their jobs on both occasions during the first period that the Capitals operated powerplays.
Golfers must take three "PowerPlays" in their first eight holes and score double Stableford points for net birdies or better.
Despite having two powerplays the Vipers only hit six shots on target in what was a scrappy opening 20 minutes.
Just 17.1 per cent of powerplays end with the lamp being lit - only Hull, who are consistently feeble with the man's advantage, are worse.