Crippled Ceres extends lead

first_imgUndermanned Ceres-Negros survived a late onslaught by Global Cebu to hack out a thrilling 4-3 win on Saturday night and extend its lead at the top of the Philippines Football League to nine points at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.Stephan Schrock and Mike Ott struck two goals each as the Busmen grabbed maximum points sans injured key players Bienvenido Marañon and Manny Ott.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Busmen coach Risto Vidakovic gave Amani Aguinaldo a rare start and Ceres hardly looked troubled defensively in the first half, which ended 3-nil. But goalkeeper Toni Doblas had to leave the match due to an injury at halftime.Daryl Roberts pulled two goals back for Global early in the second half, before Mike Ott restored the two-goal cushion that allowed Ceres to win and be nine points up on Kaya-Iloilo. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Close calls for Clutch, All-stars Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

Investing in Alpha Geeks, Hackers, and Hobbyists

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img “Good ideas” can come from a variety of sources of inspiration. But according to Bryce Roberts, the Managing Director of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, “disruptive ideas” in technology often come from “hobbyists, hackers, and alpha geeks.” In a blog post today, Roberts lays out some of the investment themes and signals that are of particular interest to him and his partners, Mark Jacobsen and Tim O’Reilly. Citing Tim O’Reilly, he writes that “Over our years watching the alpha geeks, we’ve concluded that many big technology revolutions don’t start with entrepreneurs, but with hobbyists having fun. Think the Wright Brothers and others who enabled the age of flight, the Homebrew Computer Club that helped birth the personal computer industry, the early web sites that were built with no expectation of financial return, the open source developers who wrote code, as Linus Torvalds admitted ‘just for fun.’”What the Kinect Hacks SignalThe explosion in the numberofhacks for Microsoft Kinect demonstrate just this sort of disruptive innovation. As Roberts points out, although the Kinect is a “slict little peripheral” for the Xbox 360, it really does have a specific intended use. However, with the open-sourcing of the drivers, that initial intended use seems, quite frankly, the least interesting thing about the Kinect. To that end, hobbyists and hackers have developed some really amazing new applications.As the Kinect demonstrates, when expensive and proprietary hardware and software becomes more accessible, affordable and open source, it provides the opportunity for “hobbyists, hackers, and alpha geeks” to really expand what’s possible.Roberts asks the important question of how something like the Open Kinect projects can actually signal trends – for tech and for investment. He writes, “We look at what these hackers do in their spare time then try to find possible connections between them and any underlying trends they’re trying to expose. For instance, what do these Kinect hacks have in common with something like Google’s self driving car? They could be pointing to a trend among alpha geeks of exploring machine vision. If so, we ought to look at what immediate investment opportunities may be available directly in the field; but also, what pieces of infrastructure need to be in place for this trend to be fully realized at scale.”Looking to the alpha geeks – their hobbies and side projects – as a signal to future trends and technology movements is fascinating. And of course, it prompts the question: what are you working on this weekend? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#tips last_img read more

Mind Rocks: Women achievers share their mantras of success

first_imgIn a country which obsesses over its men’s cricket team, it was refreshing to see the stage at the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2014 being shared by four women who have made the country proud on the sports field.Veteran cricketers Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami are fresh from playing a key role in the historic triumph in England in their first Test after eight years. “Beating England in England was a thrilling experience and the whole team celebrated wholeheartedly afterwards,” skipper Mithali said. Jhulan credited her family for the success she has achieved in the sport. “My father is an avid cricket lover and encouraged me to chase my dream,” said the bowler.Wrestlers Geeta Phogat and Babita have inspired with their feats on the mat. “Earlier, people used to pass comments in our village but now they appreciate our efforts,” Geeta said.last_img read more

LDRA: verification and certification environment for 2nd generation IMA

first_img Continue Reading Previous Cypress and Semtech collaborate on LoRaWAN solution for smart city applicationsNext Rohde & Schwarz: new signal generators set standards in the class up to 6 GHz LDRA and Lynx Software Technologies extended their partnership to integrate the LDRA tool suite with the LynxSecure Safety Bundle announced this week. The LDRA tool suite is already available for use with the LynxOS family of operating systems, including LynxOS-178, for the development and verification of high and mixed criticality embedded applications. As the market shifts towards the 2nd generation of Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA), LDRA is prepared to support avionic system integrators with their test, verification, and certification requirements.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Pippa Middleton Cycles For British Heart Foundation

first_imgBritish Heart Foundation ambassador Pippa Middleton joined 22,000 cyclists on the London to Brighton Bike Ride, supported by Tesco, during the weekend.Pippa Middleton and her team at the finish line at BrightonCredit/Copyright: TwitterPippa and her team, along with thousands of BHF supporters, gathered over the weekend at Clapham Common before setting off on the 54-mile route taking them from city to coast as part of Europe’s largest and oldest charity bike ride.The event was initially launched in 1975 by street performer Robert Stredder and his partner who wanted to organise a bike version of the London to Brighton car rally. Since then ride has grown from 36 riders in the first year, to over 22,000 cyclists in 2015.In the event’s history, over 800,000 cyclists from all over the UK have taken part in the ride and helped to raise over £65m for BHF’s life saving research into heart disease.“I am thrilled to be involved in this milestone year of the London to Brighton Bike Ride,” said Pippa. “There was such a great atmosphere at Clapham and I can’t wait to get down to Brighton and see all my fellow riders cross the finish line.“This event is testament to the fact that cycling is such an inclusive sport that everyone can enjoy. Through the money raised, the BHF can continue to help the millions of people affected by coronary heart disease – the UK’s single biggest killer.”As part of her fundraising activity, Pippa has teamed up with London based designer, Tabitha Webb to create a limited edition dress and scarf. All profits from the sale of the items will help fund essential research.You can also sponsor Pippa through her JustGiving page.Source:British Heart Foundationlast_img read more

New Film Highlights Bob Marleys Sister And Her Struggle With Complex Regional

first_imgCharles Mattocks, a celebrity chef and Emmy-nominated actor, announced the release of his new documentary film, Trial by Fire, that explores the effects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD), a nerve disorder that causes excruciating pain, skin problems, swelling and, in some cases, death.Trial by Fire, directed by Mattocks, stems from his efforts to help his mother, Constance Marley – a sister of Reggae legend Bob Marley – as she suffers with CRPS.This movie exposes the suffering of millions and the need for further education, research and treatment options for those that live with what has been described as one of the most painful diseases. While there have been some new developments to treat the disease, not enough progress has been made, necessitating the medical community to focus more attention in order to find better treatments and a cure.Charles Mattocks said, “The film’s message not only touches my life personally, but tens of thousands of others around the world who are suffering. I hope the film can draw attention to the disease and explore the latest developments on the causes and treatments, as well as the challenges patients face each and every day.”“It has to be told,” Laurie Tankleff, who has CRPS, said. “I have suffered with this disease for over 10 years. Several years ago I was in a wheelchair for several months until I met Dr. Donald Krieff (a neurosurgeon), Dr. Glen Brooks (an anesthesiologist and ketamine infusion specialist) and Dr. Enrique Aradillas-Lopez (a neurologist). This movie highlights the struggles that I, and millions of others, go through daily. The medical community and society need to see this movie.”The film has been selected among thousands of submissions for the NYC Indie Film Festival, the Miami Film Festival, the Hollywood, Florida Film Festival and The Online Film Festival. The film is being shown at the Hollywood Film Festival on February 11, 2016, and The New York City Independent Film Festival on April 27, 2016.Find out more about the movie here.last_img read more

Alan Cumming Honored With PETAs Humanitarian Award

first_imgAlan Cumming was presented with PETA’s Humanitarian Award at a special bash on Sunday at South Florida’s gourmet vegan eatery, Sublime Restaurant & Bar.The Cabaret and Good Wife star was recognized for his efforts to help animals, including by calling on the controversial Miami Seaquarium to free the marine park’s lone orca, Lolita, just last week; starring in PETA’s Not a Dairy Queen pride poster campaign advocating for plant-based treats; and appearing in the group’s vegetarian icon postage stamp series, among other compassionate actions.“Alan Cumming is more than living proof of the energy and youthfulness that come from going vegan — he’s a tireless advocate for animals,” says PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews. “As his cheeky PETA campaigns show, he’s not afraid to turn heads if it means inspiring others to make kind choices.”Earlier last week, PETA selected the Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and Sublime landed the top spot, winning the Best Vegan Sweet Treat Award, thanks to its decadent Chocolate Nirvana cake.last_img read more

Ggn family threatens mass suicide over police inaction

first_imgGurugram: Mohammad Sajid and his family that was subjected to physical violence on the day of Holi in Gurugram’s Bhoop Singh area, has now threatened to commit mass suicide over police inaction. The family has accused district police and civil administration of favouring the goons and have claimed that they are being pressured to withdraw the FIR. “The matter is in public domain. Everyone knows how goons have deliberately attacked us in a preplanned manner. Still, the district police are not helping us and allowing alleged attackers and their family members to threaten us to withdraw the FIR,” said Mohamad Akhtar, one of the victims.”They come to our house and abuse our women and girls. If the district administration and police will not help us to bring justice in this case, we will go for mass suicide,” Akhtar said. The victim’s family has submitted a memorandum to Sohna SDM for a speedy trial. “The local police have registered FIR against two youths of our family in a bid to put pressure on us,” Akhtar said. Meanwhile, Gurugram (South) DCP Himanshu Garg said that both the groups were involved in the altercation. The police had arrested 10 persons for attacking the family on March 21. There was a change in events when there was a cross-FIR was filed against the family. This riled the family to an extent that even planned to leave the city till they were stopped in doing so by the top police officials. The Muslim family in Gurugram that was attacked by a mob of 12-20 people on the day of Holi (March 21) with rods and sticks. The family had been living in Gurugram for the past 15 years. According to the FIR registered at Bhondsi police station, the incident took place when Sajid’s relatives had come to visit on Holi. In the complaint, Sajid’s nephew, Dilshad, alleged that they were playing cricket in a vacant plot near the house when some boys confronted them and said, “What are you doing here? Go to Pakistan and play.” When Sajid intervened, one of the two men on the bike slapped him, Dilshad alleged. In the moments that followed, the duo was joined by several others, allegedly armed with sticks, rods and swords, who barged into the family’s home, attacked them and stole their valuables. Videos recorded by the victims show them trying to close the door to the terrace, even as the accused try to break it down. In the video, a group of men can be seen beating up a man with rods and sticks, while another lies in the corner, even as two women plead with the attackers to stop.last_img read more

Sensex snaps 4-day winning streak, drops 180 pts

first_imgMumbai: Breaking its four-day rising streak, the BSE Sensex dropped about 180 points Wednesday on profit booking and forecast of below-normal monsoon this year. Despite a strong rally in global equities, Indian market failed to sustain at lifetime highs led by losses in oil and gas, telecom, metal and healthcare stocks. After swinging nearly 450 points, the 30-share Sensex settled 179.53 points, or 0.46 per cent lower at 38,877.12. The broader NSE Nifty too pared early gains and ended 69.25 points, or 0.59 per cent, down at 11,643.95. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Benchmark indices gave up all the early gains and ended in red after Skymet predicted below normal monsoon for this year, said Sunil Sharma, Chief Investment Officer, Sanctum Wealth Management. “This news comes just a day before RBI is expected to cut rates by 25 bps and adopt a pro-growth stance. However, expectation of poor rainfall and already slow economic growth alongside subdued inflation may pressurise RBI to go for a higher rate cut, thus surprising the street positively,” Sharma added. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is holding a three-day meeting between April 2 – 4 for the first policy statement for 2019-20. SBI was the biggest loser in the Sensex pack, shedding 2.40 per cent, followed by Yes Bank, Bharti Airtel, L&T, Sun Pharma, M&M, ICICI Bank, ONGC, RIL, Asian Paints, Vedanta and HUL, which lost up to 2.37 per cent. On the other hand, Maruti, HCL Tech, HDFC, Tata Steel, PowerGrid, Hero MotoCorp and TCS ended with gains of up to 2.78 per cent. Sectorally, the BSE oil and gas, telecom, capital goods, energy and healthcare indices fell up to 2.06 per cent. Broader indices too ended in the red, with the BSE Midcap and Smallcap slipping up to 0.87 per cent. Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net buyers in the capital markets, putting in Rs 543.36 crore Tuesday, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold equities to the tune of Rs 437.70 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed. In Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 1.22 per cent, Korea’s Kospi rose 1.20 per cent, Japan’s Nikkei ended 0.97 per cent higher and Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.24 per cent. In Europe, Frankfurt’s DAX was up 1.33 per cent, Paris CAC 40 rose 0.74 per cent, while London’s FTSE slipped 0.04 per cent in early deals. The benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.53 per cent to USD 69.74 per barrel. Meanwhile, the rupee appreciated 30 paise to 68.44 against the US dollar intra-day.last_img read more

Podcast The Incredible Ronda Rousey The MLB Trade Deadline And A Doping

If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Aug. 4, 2015), we discuss whether mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey is unbeatable. We also talk about the winners and losers coming off the MLB trade deadline, as well as leaked data suggesting that one-third of medals at endurance events in the Olympics and at World Championships between 2001 and 2012 might have gone to athletes with suspicious blood-test results. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week: What if you broke a world record by accident?Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on the show:Andrew Flowers on Ronda Rousey fighting like an outlier.Rousey’s controversial stance on trans fighters in her sport.Neil Paine and Nate Silver break down the MLB trade deadline using the brand-new “Doyle Number” metric.58 prospects at the trade deadline.Large-scale allegations of doping among endurance athletes.The International Association of Athletics Federations president calls the allegations a joke.Significant Digit: 2 — the number of times swimmer Katie Ledecky has broken her own world record, this week. Hot Takedown read more