first_imgLATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town “I’ll be able to join practices again by Saturday or Sunday,” he said in Filipino.The energetic Alaska forward sat out Thursday’s evening session at Meralco Gym just three days removed from him incurring a busted lip after an inadvertent collision with teammate Almond Vosotros last Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThat injury needed eight stitches on his upper right lip, rendering him inactive for Gilas practices and Alaska’s game against Phoenix on Friday.“I’ll rest first. It’s no joke getting hit in the mouth,” he said. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test View comments Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Blackwater import Greg Smith joins Gilas practice Still, Abueva expects to suit up next week once he gets the doctor’s clearance by early next week.He is slated to suit up for the Luzon All-Stars in Lucena on April 28 before joining the Gilas squad in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu on April 30 for the 2017 PBA All-Star Week.“I miss practicing with Gilas and I also miss Raymond (Almazan),” Abueva said within his teammate’s earshot before turning serious. “It’s a different experience here with Gilas because this is really a family.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Calvin Abueva, nursing a busted lip, sits out Gilas practice Thursday night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas may very well see a masked beast soon.Calvin Abueva shared that not even a busted lip could stop him from joining the national team pool practices as he looks forward to wearing a mask as soon as this weekend.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgHere are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester United are ready to meet Neymar’s £173million buy-out clause in the summer, according to Spanish website Sport. FULL STORY HEREChelsea could allow Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid this summer. (Marca)Meanwhile, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez could be set for a move to Bayern Munich. (Daily Star)Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has reportedly agreed to join Chelsea, having turned down a move to Arsenal last season. Reports claim the 22-year-old met Gunners boss Arsene Wenger in a Paris hotel last year, but decided against joining the Premier League club. (French Football)Tottenham target Max Meyer admits there is a “50-50” chance he will leave Schalke this summer. The 21-year-old midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to White Hart Lane. (ZDF)Midfielder Moussa Sissoko has insisted he does not want to leave Spurs in the summer despite struggling to make the grade at the north London club. (London Evening Standard)Manchester City winger Jesus Navas, 31, is a summer target for former club Sevilla. (Daily Mirror)Southampton are lining up a £20million move for Liverpool’s exiled centre-back Mamadou Sakho, who is currently on loan at Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has refused to rule himself out of the running to replace Arsene Wenger as manager of the Gunners. (Canal+)Former Man United boss Louis van Gaal could be set for a surprise return to management, with Holland keen to speak to him following Danny Blind’s sacking. (The Independent)And here are the latest headlines:Under-pressure Scotland boss Gordon Strachan ‘needed’ win over Slovenia, Charlie Adam tells talkSPORT2018 World Cup: ‘It’s going to take a massive effort to qualify’, former Wales boss John Toshack tells talkSPORT Arsenal BOOST! Barcelona drop interest in defender Hector Bellerin over £45m asking priceTottenham transfer latest: Spurs offered Croatia star Marcelo Brozovic as Inter Milan step up interest in Erik LamelaTransfer ALERT! Arsenal set to battle Atletico Madrid for in-demand Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this summerLiverpool transfer report: Barcelona to offer Ivan Rakitic as part of deal for Reds maestro Philippe CoutinhoTransfer ALERT! Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata wants to join former boss Antonio Conte at Chelsea – reportsLeeds United transfer latest: Whites face competition from Valencia to sign IFK Norrkoping’s Linus Wahlqvistlast_img read more

first_imgWOODLAND HILLS – A high-performing charter school with a history of permit violations is being probed for allegedly padding its attendance to boost state funding. On Friday, Los Angeles schools Inspector General Jerry Thornton acknowledged a sweeping investigation into Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School. The investigation follows written complaints from former teachers and parents outlining ethical violations at the K-8 school that include false attendance and mishandling of state funds. Thornton declined to comment on the investigation. Ivy Academia husband-and-wife founders Eugene Selivanov and Tatyana Berkovich denied all allegations of wrongdoing at the school. “Absolutely false,” Berkovich said after classes ended Friday. “These charges are totally false. We have the paperwork to prove it.” In a separate case, the Woodland Hills academy is under fire by the city for noise, attendance and other conditional use permit violations at its Fallbrook Avenue campus. A hearing is set for Tuesday in a planning and land use management committee. “This particular school has caused a number of problems with the community,” said Councilman Dennis Zine, whose office has received a flood of letters from Ivy Academia parents who pulled their kids from the school. “All of a sudden these letters come in, the inspector general is involved, where does this thing end?” Los Angeles Unified School District board member Jon Lauritzen, who pushed through a resolution calling for greater oversight of charter schools, declined to comment during the investigation. The charter school got off to a rocky start in fall 2004 by conducting classes off campus while awaiting final permits to open its De Soto Avenue campus. For two years, the academy boasted the highest academic test scores of any independent elementary charter school in Los Angeles. The business-oriented school, now building a new library and gymnasium, intends to nearly double its 538 students by 2011. But after an administrative shake-up this spring that included the termination of Principal Christina Gordon, dozens of parents withdrew their children. “The academics were incredible, my children were doing phenomenally well,” said Candyce Leisen, 46, an early supporter who pulled two children last spring. “But the directors told too many lies. … There’s a lot of smoke over at Ivy.” The inspector general is investigating allegations made by former parents and teachers regarding Ivy Academia administrators that include: Altering teacher attendance cards last year to increase state funding. The school receives $6,400 per student each year. Using supplies purchased with state funds for use at the founders’ private preschool and kindercare programs. Steering fire marshals away from children taught in unsafe areas, then lying to them. Including false information about the school on grant applications. Parents said they were upset that Ivy Academia administrators violated their own charter by failing to include parents and teachers on the governing board. The city planning committee will discuss a history of noncompliance that includes 44 more students than are permitted, in addition to ongoing noise violations and other issues at its Fallbrook campus. “The applicant’s intent to be a good neighbor has not been successfully accomplished … ,” Linn Wyatt, an associate zoning administrator with the city, wrote in a May report. Berkovich acknowledged violations but said state guidelines for charter schools mandated certain educational practices. She also accused parents of spreading “evil rumors” about the school. (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgGeneral Motors Corp. hopes Tiger Woods will drive sales of it new entry, the Buick Enclave, into the crossover market. Buick pitchman Woods will be in Pasadena tonight to help the company introduce the vehicle and possibly snag a bigger share of a market with vast growth potential and attractive demographics. The sleek-but-powerful Buick Enclave marks the automaker’s latest and, some say, most promising effort in that direction while reviving a brand that has been losing customers for years. The vehicle debut is being held in conjunction with the L.A. Auto Show, which will open to the press Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“This is the best evidence to date of how great a Buick can be,” Buick General Manager Steve Shannon said at a recent event introducing the media to the Enclave, the highly polished six-seater. It’s the first time Woods is participating in the introduction of a major product. The Enclave is one of at least three new midsize crossover vehicles coming out of GM in the next few months. It will hit showrooms this summer; GM has not yet said how much it will cost. GM is looking to the Enclave to steal buyers from other automakers. Shannon said the company expects up to 40 percent of Enclave customers to have bought their last car from another company. But the competition is tough – and growing. The crossover phenomenon began when Toyota Motor Corp. came out with the RAV4 in 1996 and Honda Motor Co. the CRV in 1997. GM appears to have hit the mark with the Enclave, said Erich Merkle, an auto analyst with IRN Inc. in Grand Rapids, Mich., and a frequent critic of GM. He said the vehicle is perfectly proportioned and avoids design flaws of Buick’s past. “This is the first time I’ve been able to say this about GM,” he said. “They have a really attractive vehicle that will stand out in the marketplace.” Crossovers blend the ride and style of passenger cars with the functionality of sport utility vehicles. With U.S. sales of crossovers expected to grow from 2.5 million this year to 3.5 million by 2010, GM would like the segment to take up the slack from shrinking sales of medium and large SUVs. GM has about 14 percent of the crossover market but expects that share to grow considerably with the new models. BUICK ENCLAVE Among its features: A 275-horsepower 3.6 liter, V-6 engine mated to Buick’s first six-speed automatic transmission. Electronic stability control, a rollover sensing system and side-curtain air bags for all three rows. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgRaheem Sterling wants to speak with the Football Association and the Premier League over the summer to discuss the next steps in combating racism and discrimination within the game.The England forward believes social media boycotts and gestures such as wearing t-shirts during warm-ups are ‘not enough’ to make a stand and has called for ‘harder punishments’ such as nine-point deductions for racist incidents. Raheem Sterling spoke candidly in an extended interview with the Wall Street Journal MOST READ IN FOOTBALL 2 Speaking at length at the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival in New York, Sterling – fresh from capping off a remarkable season with City by sealing a domestic treble said: “You can get caught up with training every day, and games every two, three days, so you don’t really have a lot of time to be out speaking to people.“But in my off time and holidays, if I can get around and speak to the Football Association and the people in the Premier League, and see how we can look about doing things better in the future, for sure I’ll be there in person to try and do that.” Soccer star Raheem @sterling7 talks athlete activism and shares his perspective on the sport’s future at The #WSJFuture Of Everything Festival.— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 21, 2019The 24-year-old has emerged as a leading figure in the campaign against racism, regularly speaking out on the issue in the public domain.After he was allegedly racially abused by spectators at Chelsea in December, Sterling used Instagram to criticise the media for the way they report on black players.He said he was then contacted by football authorities with ideas about the campaign, but did not agree with their approach. Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions JIBE Sterling, 24, wants to meet with the FA and Premier League to combat the issue of racism in football SORRY revealed “After the situation at Chelsea they came to me with an idea but I did not agree with the idea,” he added.“It was a social media blackout. I said I simply don’t agree with what you want to put out.“It is a social media post that’s going to happen for one day. In two days’ time it will all be forgotten about.”In April, the Professional Footballers’ Association launched the #Enough campaign, which saw footballers in England and Wales boycott social media for 24 hours to protest the way the social networks have handled cases of online abuse.But Sterling has said he wants to see stronger punishments those on the receiving end would not be able to ignore. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea latest whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker TROPHY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST getty 2 “Teams getting (points) deductions, teams getting kicked out… this is when people start taking it seriously,” he explained.“If I go to a football game and I support Manchester United, for example, I don’t want to be the person that lets my team down by saying silly remarks in a stadium.“If you know your team is going to get deducted nine points and not win the league, you are not going to say these racist remarks even though you shouldn’t have it in your head.“Fining a club £5000 or a fan £300 doesn’t do anything.” getty talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LIVE ON talkSPORT England Women vs Denmark Women (Saturday, 1pm) – talkSPORTNewport County vs Tranmere (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Sunderland (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORTlast_img read more

first_imgHe has handed first senior call-ups to Paul Hanlon, Ryan Christie and Jason Cummings.Mackay says everyone will be treating the fixture with importance as they search for new international leaders and heroes.“We have got a longer build up to Euro 2020 and there is going to be two or three friendlies in the lead up to that,” he said.“It gives people the opportunity to grab their chance. I remember back in the day in my own career I managed to get two or three friendlies before I played a full qualifier and it certainly helped. Malky Mackay says next month’s friendly against the Netherlands is crucial when it comes to shaping the Scotland side of the future.The stand-in boss is taking temporary control after the Scottish FA decided not to renew Gordon Strachan’s contract following the failed 2018 World Cup bid.With the next competitive fixture not until next September, Scotland are now on a mission to reshape the squad with younger, less experienced players in time for the UEFA Nations League and Euro 2020 qualifiers.Mackay has included nine players who were not a part of the original squad named for the Slovakia and Slovenia double header earlier this month. “It helps people bed in quicker and it gives them a chance to stake their claim going forward. It’s about making sure there’s a strength and a core to the team.”Mackay added: “Make no mistake, it might say friendly at the top of the page but footballers don’t go out and play that and I certainly don’t.“It is a chance for players to make their mark. We absolutely want to make sure we qualify for Euro 2020 and to give us the best chance of that means a group now need to come together and platy regularly over the next nine months before we go into the September qualifier.“It gives players a chance to stake their claim and gives players who are fundamentally part of the group a chance to step forward and become leaders.”last_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts richard macmanus This is why Microsoft wants to be a media company!So in summary, Yahoo as usual is making all the right noises. Focus on userexperience, building platforms, user generated content, etc. Of course as GregSterling noted, “The theory is right on, executing is very hard.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Yesterday Yahoo! held their Analyst Day – the188-page slide presentation is here(12MB). There’s too much in the preso for any one mind to fully comprehend, but here are thethings that stood out for me…Yahoo’s Big Bets for the Next 5 YearsSee slide 16:1. Next Generation Experience –> a.k.a. a customer focus, the user experienceThey listed a progression of user experiences, from the Directory in the early years,to Content Verticals, to Web-based Services (communicate), Social Media (communities) andmulti-device (“I want to have access to my stuff wherever I go and on anydevice” — e.g. Yahoo! Go).2. Monetization3. Platforms4. Beyond the Browser – a particular focus on Yahoo Go and mobile (see slide 51, whichstates Yahoo has a “Mobile Leadership Position”)Media Group prioritiesSlide 58:2006 Priorities: Create Superior User ExperienceBuild robust platformsDevelop key strategic relationshipsMaximize user generated contentBuild core brand extensionsLotsa Mollah!Slide 170 – The Internet Ecosystem: Roughly An $80 Billion Global Industry Tags:#web#Yahoo A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Microsoft#Product Reviews#web center_img frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In November, Microsoft released a major update to its Windows Live online services. Today, Microsoft also released the new versions of its Windows Live Essentials desktop tools that accompany the online services. The Windows Live Essentials suite includes updates for Live Mail, Live Messenger, Live Writer, Live Photo Gallery, Live Movie Maker, Live Toolbar, Office Outlook Connector, and Windows Live Family Safety. There are also a two new additions: Windows Live Sync and the Office Live Add-In. Silverlight is now also part of the Live Essentials suite.Connecting the Desktop to the CloudAll of these applications are meant to complement the Windows Live online experience and work closely together. You can, for example, use Windows Live Sync to keep your online and offline photo albums in sync. Live Sync has replaced FolderShare.We tested the new versions of the Live Essentials for the last few weeks and all of them represent a major update to the older versions. Even if you don’t typically use the Microsoft’s Live services, installing the Live Photo Gallery, for example, is well worth a try thanks to its seamless integration with Live Photos and SkyDrive. This new version compares quite well with Google’s Picasa 3 and also lets you upload photos to Flickr. Photo Gallery also ties in with other Microsoft tools like Auto Collage or PhotoSynth.Windows Live Writer, on the other hand, is more of an evolutionary update, but it is the favorite blogging client for a lot of us Windows users here at RWW and the update makes handling media files a lot easier.Also worth a look are the enhanced Live Toolbar and the Windows Live Messenger, which has received a major facelift. The Live Toolbar (IE only) now displays your updates from the Windows Live online services, including new messages and pictures from friends. You can also use the toolbar to sync your IE7 and 8 bookmarks between different computers. Software Plus ServicesThe real selling point for the Live Essentials suite, however, is how well all the apps play together, both online and offline. Live Photos, for example, can use your Live Messenger and Hotmail contact lists for tagging faces, or the Live Messenger connecting to your status updates on your Live Profile page. The one Live Service that has remained behind, though, is Live Mesh, which seems to be on its own development track. We assume, however, that it will be merged into the Live services at some point.last_img read more

first_imgOver the past few years, IT has really had to begin developing a new partnership with its users. With rapid changes in technology, and the needs as well as demands of employees, IT has had to create new flexibility and greater choice for workers. Intel IT has been at the forefront of this evolution with our bring-your-own program as well as other initiatives. In this podcast, Lisa Spelman, Director of Employee Computing Platforms at Intel IT, explains how IT has changed its relationship with our company employees, and how effective user centered IT helps drive business growth and productivity.last_img read more