Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China Whiff! MLB sets strikeout record for 12th straight season FILE – Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics adjusts his face mask during the second half against the Phoenix Suns at TD Garden on December 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Kyrie Irving is hurt before his Nets career even begins.Irving sustained a left side facial fracture after being elbowed during a pickup game, and the Nets said Wednesday the All-Star point guard is listed as day to day.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna MOST READ LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Irving was hurt Tuesday in one of the final workouts before the team opens training camp. The injury came less than an hour before general manager Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson were scheduled to address the media, and Atkinson instead skipped the press conference to accompany Irving for evaluation.Brooklyn opens training camp on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Irving was signed in July after two seasons in Boston. He has had to wear a mask previously during games to protect a facial fracture, including early in the 2017-18 season after he was elbowed by former teammate Aron Baynes. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw ‘People evacuated on their own’ San Beda, Letran clash one last time for NCAA Season 95 crown Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study View comments
Several communities are set to benefit from improved electricity distribution with the construction of new substations and the expansion of existing ones.Acting GPL CEO Renford HomerPlans are moving apace to construct new substations in Parika, East Bank Essequibo; Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara; Kuru-Kuru on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway; and Williamsburg, Corentyne, Berbice.According to acting Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Incorporated Renford Homer, “This will bring relief to residents from those communities who for years awaited proper electricity distribution.”Homer made this disclosure during an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), where he revealed that the substations at Kingston and Sophia, Georgetown; Columbia and Good Hoop, East Coast Demerara; Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara; and Number 53 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, will also be expanded to improve service to residents in those communities.GPL is currently awaiting Cabinet’s approval for the construction of the substations which are expected to commence early in 2017.“Towards the end of 2017, one or two of those substations should be constructed, in conjunction with the line hardware that is required. We are assiduously working to move forward,” Homer explained.The construction of substations can run for a minimum period of one year and the company has already started the process, with tenders already out for bidding.Tenders are open for the expansion of the current substations. “We’re just short of a couple of days of seeing the tenders close, and we have to go through that process of evaluation and have the contract awarded by December,” the acting CEO said.These substations will assist the power company in improving the level of services offered, Homer said. “We are shortening the lengths of the conductors that feed the various areas, it makes isolation and management easier and it also helps in the reduction of losses,” Homer explained.GPL has engaged consultants who are knowledgeable in transmission designs, to provide assistance and advice in this regard.Earlier this year, GPL had disclosed that it planned to upgrade, extend and build substations to improve the overall distribution of electricity countrywide. A total of $543 million has been allocated in the 2016 Budget for the development of substations.
0Shares0000Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger at The Emirates in London, on April 2, 2017© IKIMAGES/AFP Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, April 2 – Embattled Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger declared his love for the club after his side fought back to earn a 2-2 draw against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Sunday.Leroy Sane’s fifth-minute goal and Sergio Aguero’s drilled effort saw Arsenal fall behind twice in the first half, but Wenger’s men hit back on each occasion via Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi. The result followed a sequence of four defeats in five Premier League games that had seen Wenger come under fire from a sizeable contingent of disgruntled Arsenal fans.“I am professional and I have shown great loyalty in the past. I love this club,” Wenger told television reporters at the Emirates Stadium.Wenger, who is reported to have been offered a new two-year contract by Arsenal, is yet to make an announcement about his future, but once again said he would make his intentions known “soon”.“I don’t know how long I will be here,” he said.“I am clear in my head, that’s the most important thing. The decision will be soon.”Hailing his side’s character, he said: “We were not completely at our best because of the pressure, but we showed mental strength and did not lie down.”Arsenal remain seven points below fourth-place City, albeit with a game in hand, meaning there is work to do if Wenger is to steer the club into the Champions League for the 19th season running.The result prevented City from recapturing third place from Liverpool and left them 11 points below leaders Chelsea, who welcome Guardiola’s side to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.“They were better in the second half, but it’s OK. There’s time to improve,” said Guardiola.“We didn’t play in the first half. After the goal we forgot to play. The desire went.“In the second half we played more. We suffered a lot in the first half because we did not make those passes together.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has announced that Old Fort residents, affected by the Landslide, may be able to apply for support for the cost of replacing fridges and freezers.The Canadian Red Cross and the B.C. Government will be offering financial assistance to help cover replacement costs.According to the PRRD, financial assistance for spoiled food replacement is also available.- Advertisement -For more information and to see if you are eligible, you can visit the Regional District’s website.
The manager’s plans could be further hit with news that other players, one of whom is believed to Steven Davis, may not be available. “We will have everyone out there tomorrow morning trying to get through the last session. If that’s the case I should have a fully fit group to pick from. Gerrard said that a training session on Saturday will be decisive for the players concerned. “It’s important that they say to us, ‘Yes I’m 100 per cent and ready’ because it’s going to be a tough challenge on Sunday against a good team. “But that could go either way.” “Borna did a light session today,” Gerrard said. “He did three-quarters of that. We’re very hopeful. “We’ve still got one session left,” he said. “I’ll give you that we’ve got one or two carrying knocks but that’s normal coming off a tough game on Wednesday night. “We’ve still got to do one more session tomorrow so Borna and a few more who were carrying knocks from Aberdeen will be given as late as possible to give themselves the best chance to make themselves available. “There is a possibility it could go further than the 90 minutes so the players need to prove to me in the session that they are ready and show me too. Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed that Borna Barisic has yet to prove his fitness for the League Cup final, and other Rangers stars also have injury concerns. “Borna needs to be ready to do himself justice and to find his best level. He has to think about the supporters and the team and not make a decision on ego.” “I’ll know more tomorrow. If the last session was today I’d definitely be saying we have one or two doubts but we’ve still got 48 hours before the game, there’s more treatment to be given so I’d say I’m more hopeful sitting here right now. Barisic has emerged as a key player for Rangers this season but a foot injury ruled him out of the midweek clash with Aberdeen and Gerrard is crossing his fingers that the Croatian left-back is available to face Celtic at Hampden on Sunday.
Severe Thunderstorm warnings began coming in to WSLM this afternoon before 1p as the severe storm cell – which ranged as far north as Terre Haute and as far south as Hopkinsville, Ky and back to St. Louis – moved through the region. At one point the storm had storm warnings for Washington, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Crawford, Martin and Dubois Counties and quickly spread into areas of North Central Kentucky and eastern Indiana and Ohio. The Salem Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded to multiple trees down around the county. A tree blew down on North Main Street in Salem, sending area homes into darkness just after 2p. At one point, Duke Energy reported almost 4200 customers without power, including Walmart and St. Vincent Hospital.As of 4p, the number for Duke outtages had dropped to 3,900 customers. Jackson County REMC reported this afternoon that 7,618 customers were without power in its coverage area, including about 1,000 in Washington County. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Emergency Management Agency reported that the following roads had power lines and trees down:Highway 150 near Orange County LineState Road 56 near Livonia Hardinsburg Livonia RoadIntersection of Cox Ferry & Mulberry StreetNorth Main Street in Salem near Emma StBecks Mill Road135 North and Pump Station RoadRADCLIFF Road Garrison Hollow RoadFranklin School RoadState Road 335 & Elmer Martin RoadQUAKER RoadCox Ferry and Elrod LaneBlue River Road near 6218Jackson Street in Salem Bee Line and Hitchcock RoadState Road 56 west near Blue River Woods. Please use caution when traveling and STAY AWAY from downed POWER LINES. According to Duke Energy, over 50,000 customers are without power in Southern Indiana as strong storms moved in from Illinois this afternoon, knocking down power lines and trees.The hardest hit areas, according to Duke Energy are in Bloomington, Bedford and Columbus. Duke Energy is still assessing the damage. There is no current estimate on when power will be restored. High winds on the front end of the storm that passed through the area blew over a sign at the Washington County Justice Center this afternoon.
Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Bless the OpenStack crowd for taking the trouble to figure out the exact moment when it becomes cost effective to run your Amazon Web Services workload in a private cloud ($7,644/month, as Brandon Butler reports). If only that number mattered.See also: Amazon’s Cloud Is The Fastest-Growing Software Business In HistoryAfter all, public cloud computing has never really been a matter of shaving hard costs associated with compute and storage. Instead, public cloud computing is a matter of developer convenience and, ultimately, productivity. That isn’t something that shows up in the $7,644 number.Apples And OrangesPrivate cloud vendors seem to be stuck in the past, selling a vision of IT cost savings in a world that increasingly bypasses IT. Even the most cursory glance at the data for Shadow IT—all those computational installations that happen without centralized approval from the IT department—tells us that enterprises route around IT. See also: Shadow IT: Far Bigger, Less Manageable And More Important Than You ThinkIn fact, Gartner projects that 38% of technology purchases already happen outside IT, a number that will balloon to 50% by 2017. In light of this reduced relevance for IT, bean-counting server costs seems antiquated and counterproductive. Rather than focus on cutting IT costs, savvy enterprises are looking for ways to grow revenue. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst points out that infrastructure is “100% cost-driven,” with no upside to cutting costs. Whereas if companies “double the productivity of their developers,” he goes on, they can develop money-making apps and thus “can grow revenues and the bottom line…. That’s where CIOs SHOULD be focusing.”Making Developers HappyWhile self-serving, this has been Amazon’s message from the beginning. AWS executives have long pilloried the very idea of “private cloud” as inimical to true cloud productivity. Amazon Web Services SVP Andy Jassy pillories private clouds, arguing that If you look deep into what [private cloud vendors] are offering, you will see that it’s basically an internal data center that is virtualized and has some management tools. Organizations that have private cloud systems will have missed out on all the advantages and benefits of going into the cloud.Modern enterprises need to embrace this new reality. IDC, long a conservative ally with IT, is now singing the developer song in a new report:”Developers, developers, developers, developers!” (thank you, Steve Ballmer) will be the most strategic mantra for third platform competitors in 2014—for the next two decades, the biggest winners in the industry will be those that can capture the hearts and minds of this next generation of innovators over the next two years. Miss the developers, miss the market.To attract developers, enterprises must shift how they think about technology. Smart enterprises recognize that software doesn’t make developers productive; rather, developers make software productive. The more flexible the hardware and software licensing developers get to use, the stronger their productivity. While this definitely means more public cloud resources, it also entails open source, as ActiveState’s Bernard Golden writes:NoSQL, Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenShift will power third-platform applications. All rise from open source, becoming comfortable with open source is a core capability for the future—and by comfortable, I mean understanding the dynamics of open source and being involved in its relevant communities. This isn’t a world of simply viewing an open source vendor as a less expensive version of a proprietary software company.Again, the emphasis that developer-centric computing isn’t about lower costs. It’s about improving output, which is a function of flexibility. The Future Is EphemeralPrivate cloud vendors, like proprietary software vendors before them, want enterprises to believe that there’s value in permanent ownership. But given how fast technology is moving, being saddled with hardware and software “assets” is a liability. It constrains innovation because it dampens companies’ ability to iterate, as AWS data science GM Matt Wood told me:Those that go out and buy expensive infrastructure find that the problem scope and domain shift really quickly. By the time they get around to answering the original question, the business has moved on. You need an environment that is flexible and allows you to quickly respond to changing big data requirements. Your resource mix is continually evolving—if you buy infrastructure it’s almost immediately irrelevant to your business because it’s frozen in time. It’s solving a problem you may not have or care about any more.Will the price of such iteration-friendly infrastructure sometimes cost more? Of course it will. But that’s measuring costs without offsetting them with productivity gains. In the modern enterprise, developers are the determining factor in whether you succeed or fail. That may cost more than $7,644 per month. But that’s beside the point.Lead image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Matt Asay Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#ActiveState#Amazon Web Services#Andy Jassy#Bernard Golden#developers#Jim Whitehurst#OpenStack#private cloud#public cloud#Red Hat How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud
Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics LATEST STORIES Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Turner added: “Don’t disrespect us, this coaching staff or USA Basketball as a whole, but respect the world basketball is an international game, these countries are talented.”Turner said that the US team “sacrificed so much for our nation” and deserved recognition after many American players — among them the NBA elite — turned down the call.“We’re also the ones who stepped up to the plate when others stepped down,” he wrote.“We qualified our nation for the Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT “We got some work to do to rebuild a legacy that was left before us, were on the wrong side of history indeed.”Wednesday’s quarter-final loss to France was the United States’ first defeat in the tournament for 13 years and raised doubts they will be able to defend their Olympic crown in Tokyo next summer.Then on Thursday they were beaten by Serbia in a dead-rubber “classification” match — they were down 32-7 after the first quarter but recovered somewhat to eventually go down 94-89.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast United States players line up for a consolation playoff game against Serbia for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Dongguan in southern China’s Guangdong province on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The U.S. will leave the World Cup with its worst finish ever in a major international tournament, assured of finishing no better than seventh after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation playoff game on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)A key member of the US team dumped out in the Basketball World Cup quarterfinals has hit out at the “disrespect” and “slander” directed at the deposed champions.Myles Turner of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers made an impassioned defense of Team USA after they were beaten for the second time in as many days on Thursday in China.ADVERTISEMENT NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX MOST READ Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature From 1-12 top to bottom this team this roster has sacrificed so much for our nation. our summers, our bodies, our mental. We came up short can’t nobodies more upset than us but I refuse to tolerate any Slander for our play you cannot question our heart— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) September 12, 2019 ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA NCAA: JRU fends off EAC The world and Olympic champions will conclude their World Cup on Saturday against Poland and the best finish they can achieve is seventh place.Writing on Twitter, the 23-year-old center said: “We came up short, can’t nobodies more upset than us, but I refuse to tolerate any slander for our play, you cannot question our heart, our character or are (our) spirit.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotel Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments
The Austrian Open happened by chance for Parupalli Kashyap but it could well be the divine intervention the seasoned campaigner needs at this stage of his career. Kashyap would have competed at a higher-level Swiss Open but forgot to mark the tournament while rushing his entry to the federation. As it panned out, the last date of Swiss Open was gone by the time he realised his mistake.”There was no other tournament in February and I badly wanted to play because I need competition. I have been feeling good about my game since the India Open. The Austrian Open was my only opportunity, so I immediately went for it,” Kashyap told Mail Today on his return to home after winning the title in Austria, his first international trophy in nearly three years.”It always feels good to stand on the podium, be it at any level. Though it was a Challenger tournament, it tested my physical and mental strength. I played some close matches against decent opponents and won from tough situations. Winning is a habit and it has given a big boost to my confidence.”Kashyap has spent more than a decade in international circuit but still looks for improvement; he is constantly evaluating his game. It is more important at a time when he is trying to make a comeback to top flight badminton. For three years now, Kashyap has gone through the painful cycle of injuries, recovery and then the lingering thought of giving up the sport, which every athlete comes face-to-face with at some point in their career. Post 30, it becomes the toughest decision for an athlete.advertisement”I used to constantly think about it (retirement),” admitted Kashyap.”There could be several examples of players battling it out and extending their careers, be it Federer or Lin Dan or Lee Chong Wei, but then there are also examples of people quitting. Everything plays in your head and eventually you have to hear your own voice. I surrounded myself with positive bunch of people,” he said.”I was doing well in training at the academy. The body was feeling good, so why think that I am a 30-year-old? It is just a number. Yes, you have to be smart with your training and diet. It was a matter of facing more competitions and getting that touch back. In badminton, the more you hit the shuttle, the better you become.”Playing at a lower level brings with it a different set of challenge. “When you are playing the Challengers, you have to prepare for two matches a day. I trained for two sessions to prepare for Austria. Thanks to Gopi sir, he was there to guide me. He has been making a different schedule for me because I cannot be clubbed with the rest in the national camp.””In my career, I have always struggled to finish close games. But in Austria, I was able to do that. I figured out ways in my game to do that. I would test all these things at higher level tournaments. But it is exciting to keep learning. You need to try and find things to keep getting better because others are also getting better.”Kashyap, who is a defending Commonwealth Games champion, will miss the event in Gold Coast as he has not found a place in the team. His ranking spiraled down and he is looking to reach the top 30s by second week of May so that he can play the Super Series events. For the time being, Kashyap is happy his decision to not quit the sport has proven right. He can now go full throttle and enjoy his second wind, for who knows his best is yet to come.