Total dominance

first_imgAlyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake LATEST STORIES Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open View comments Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Water Defenders suffered their second straight defeat.BaliPure looked on its way to a third-set comeback, but at 9-6, it committed three straight errors that allowed a telling 8-0 run by PetroGazz.Jeanette Panaga led the Angels with 16 points, while Paneng Mercado added nine. Setter Djanel Cheng had five points aside from making 17 excellent sets.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ Bambol sees top 3 finish for Filipinos in SEAGcenter_img Alyssa Valdez finished wih 16 points for the Cool Smashers, who roared to their third straight victory while dealing the Red Spikers a second straight defeat.Earlier, PetroGazz finally got back on track as it drubbed BaliPure, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt was a big relief for the Angels, champions of the recent Reinforced Conference, who opened the conference last week with a defeat at the hands of the BanKo Perlas Spikers.“Fortunately today we were able to minimize our errors, hope this is a start for us to level up our game,” said PetroGazz coach Arnold Laniog. ONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft MOST READ OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Creamline had no trouble picking up its third win even as PetroGazz got to score its first as they drubbed separate opponents Sunday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.The defending champion Cool Smashers took a far easier route, dropping just 32 points in a rout of hapless Chef’s Classics, 25-12, 25-5, 25-15, to remain unbeaten and firm up their hold of the solo lead in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind herlast_img read more

Manchester City target Leroy Sane could be sold in the summer, admit Schalke

first_img Leroy Sane Manchester City target Leroy Sane will not be poached by Barcelona – but he could be sold in the summer.The Schalke starlet is the Bundesliga’s brightest star and is wanted by most of the Champions League’s top clubs.City were initially told he would cost at least £40m but that figure is inflated and, due to a clause in his contract, he could move for £26m in the summer.Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt was asked if the 20-year-old could discreetly agree terms with Barca ahead of a summer move and instantly dismissed the speculation.“Of course not, because the player has a contract until 2019,” Heldt said.“But one can assume that teams are already positioning themselves.“It will certainly be a topic in the summer and the club will then deal with it.” 1last_img read more

Swansea forward reveals role he played in Aston Villa transfer over the summer

first_img Jordan Amavi joined Marseille on loan for the 2017/18 season with the option to make the transfer permanent Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew has revealed he told former Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi to join Marseille.Amavi moved to the French club from Villa this summer on loan with a view to permanent switch.Plenty of other clubs were chasing the defender, though, including Spanish side Sevilla.But now Ayew, who spent five years at Marseille before playing with Amavi at Aston Villa, has explained he told the 23-year-old to go to the Ligue 1 club.“Amavi had told me about the options that he had,” Ayew told SFR Sport.“I told him to sign for Marseille. I was happy for him, because he is someone who deserves a good club, because he is a very good player.” 1last_img

Every beak will count in census

first_imgSANTA CLARITA — Daniel Cooper wrote the book on birdwatching in Southern California. Literally. And in the author’s “Important Bird Areas of Southern California,” he includes the Santa Clara River as among the most fascinating habitats for endless species of birds. Cooper, who lives in Rhode Island, is in town this week and will take part Wednesday in Santa Clarita’s Audubon Christmas Bird Count, one of hundreds of counts across the nation. “The Santa Clara River is, of course, one of the most spectacular natural ecosystems left in Southern California,” Cooper, an environmental consultant, said in an interview last week. On Wednesday, seasoned birdwatchers and novices are invited to come out at dawn to document the birds found in the area, particularly along the Santa Clara River. The group will meet at dawn in Valencia. Similar Audubon Society bird counts will be done over a three-week period nationwide. “The effort is to connect people with some of the natural communities that are out there — get out in nature,” Cooper said. “We want to help them build their appreciation for things natural in the area.” This is the fourth year of the local count. Participants should bring jackets, binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Novices will be teamed with experts, and all will meet for lunch at Hart Park to tally their discoveries. (Those who want their finds published in the society’s annual count are asked to pay $5.) “There are golden eagles out there; I’ve had prairie falcons fly over me,” Cooper said. “There are road runners running around the city of Santa Clarita. You just have to learn to look for them.” Last year, birders were surprised to see a rare painted redstart, “a really spectacular bird from Mexico,” spotted in Newhall Park, Cooper said. “It was totally unexpected, and what was really interesting is that five others were wintering in L.A. this year, and all of them have returned. We’re not sure if the Newhall one did. We’ll look for it.” Last year, about 130 species were spotted locally by about 30 people. “It’s good for people who haven’t done it before because you see birds in your yard and never have a chance to find out what they are,” Cooper said. “We just want to get people out. People who go to the mall and play tennis are our targets.” — Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want 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

‘It’s not a decision we have to take now’ – Bielsa throws Leeds future into doubt

first_img gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REPLY getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Norwich have already booked their place in the top flight, and if Leeds drop points against Aston Villa today – a match which is LIVE on talkSPORT 2 – Sheffield United will do the same.Leeds are looking almost certain to face another play-off campaign, which comes at a bad time given their recent poor form.And if the Elland Road club fail to climb out the EFL and face a 16th straight season outside the top flight, Bielsa could leave. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow Marcelo Bielsa has cast doubt on his future as Leeds manager by refusing to confirm whether he will remain in charge of the Elland Road club should their promotion bid fail.Leeds have been one of the front-runners for promotion for much of the season, but their form over the past few weeks has all but stopped them securing a top two finish and automatic promotion to the Premier League. BEST OF Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED shining no dice Leeds hiring Bielsa was a real coup, but the Elland Road club may still end the season without promotion Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 According to the Daily Mail, there is a break clause in Bielsa’s contract should the Whites fail to win promotion, meaning the only way to guarantee he remains with the club is reaching the Premier League.Leeds have the option to retain the Argentine, however, but he refused to confirm whether he will stick around ahead of Sunday’s visit of Aston Villa.“It’s not up to me and I don’t have any more response to that,” Bielsa said. “It’s not a decision we have to take now and it’s not the right time to give my opinion.Leeds vs Aston Villa live on talkSPORT 2: Full commentary and free streamLeeds finish their campaign next weekend with a trip to already relegated Ipswich, with West Brom, Aston Villa and Derby currently residing in the other play-off places.Middlesbrough and Bristol City also remain in with a shot of finishing in the top six. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more

GreasePocket: Greasemonkey for the iPhone

first_imgWe love us some Greasemonkey, the Firefox plug-in that lets users run simple scripts on top of their favorite web pages to add new functionality or remove unwanted distractions. At first blush Greasemonkey might seem more technical than many users feel comfortable with, but running the scripts is really just like adding a plug-in to a plug-in. Give it a try with Gina Trapani’s Better Gmail 2, the top social media scripts we wrote about in May or Hao Chen’s awesome FriendFeed scripts.But what about the iPhone? Greasemonkey on the iPhone would be the ultimate interface hack for what’s got to be the best interface available today. Enter GreasePocket, an experimental effort to provide just that.GreasePocketGreasePocket is a personal project of MIT grad Ishan Anand, a developer at NextMobileWeb and the technical editor of the Wrox Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming.It’s a proof of concept stage framework for adding user scripts to web pages in Safari on the iPhone and it debuted at last weekend’s iPhone Devcamp.The RoadmapAnand says he’s working after hours to open source GreasePocket and hopes that the one big problem it faces can be solved by the right person. Specifically, Anand hasn’t figured out how to seperate GreasePocket scripts from 3rd party website javascript in Webkit on the iPhone. That means big security holes, like the ability for 3rd party sites to detect your location using your iPhone’s GPS without your knowledge. Back in 2005, Greasemonkey developers fixed two holes like this in the Firefox userscript frame work but Anand hasn’t found a solution yet for the iPhone.High HopesInterface design is a fabulous art form, but it’s impossible for web sites to be built in such a way that it suits every user and it’s unlikely that any individual designer can think of all the awesome features that a world of developers writing user scripts can.If blogging was the key step in the democratization of content production, user scripts represent the democratization of user interface design. Would Apple let an app like this into the iPhone App store? Not in its current state, that’s for sure. Anand says there doesn’t seem to be a compelling reason for Apple to expand its APIs to allow user scripts to run in a separate container, either, other than to help GreasePocket function.That actually seems like a very compelling reason to us. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Browsers#Mashups#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Gnip CEO on the Challenges of Handling the Real-Time, Big Data Firehose

first_imgTags:#cloud#Real Time Last fall, Twitter announced a partnership with Gnip, making the latter company the only commercial provider of the Twitter activity stream. And although the “firehose” metaphor has been beaten to death, says Gnip CEO Jud Valeski, it still holds true.Valeski spoke today at Gluecon about the challenges of handling the firehose – what it means to process high volume, real-time data streams and to be able to do so “in a consistent and predictable manner.”Recent statistics demonstrate just how high a volume this Twitter data really is. Twitter is seeing around 155,000,000 tweets per day. At about 2500 bytes on average for each tweet, do the math and calculate that Twitter (and Gnip) are truly handling an immense amount of data – about 35 Mb per second – and handling it at a sustained rate.Valeski spoke today about how this big data stream doesn’t work with “the pipes we’re used to.” Rather than the typical http services with “standard, highly nascent TCP connections,” this sort of real-time big data streaming is a very different scenario – something skin to video streaming. Furthermore, the connections can no longer be nascent and small. They are “full blast connections.” Also the processing dynamics are different as well; the synchronous GET request handling just doesn’t work. Valeski says that it requires “big guns and budget” if you want to consumer technology at this volume, which provides a challenge in itself but also when you want to be able to offer processing or filtering for customers who don’t have the big guns, the budget or even the desire for the volume. It’s an optimization challenge, says Valeski, pointing to the network infrastructure itself as something that isn’t really able to handle the volume.But the challenge is also the dearth of tools to handle streaming big data. While a number of tools have been developed to handle static big data sets – tools like Hadoop, for example – “the equivalent for streaming data sets isn’t there,” says Valeski. “Everyone is building custom stuff right now,” he added, urging people to build the tools to deal with these kinds of streaming big data problems. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watterslast_img read more

North Carolina Discusses Sourcing of Software Service Contract Renewals

first_imgNorth Carolina created an exception to local sales tax sourcing rules for renewals of software service contracts. Sourcing a renewal to the address where the buyer received the software is acceptable if:the customer relocated the software serviced under the contract; andthe retailer did not know the customer moved the software.North Carolina guidance discusses the sourcing exception for renewals of service contracts for prewritten computer software.Sourcing Exception, Lack of Bad FaithSourcing a renewal to a customer’s old address is not sourcing in bad faith when the customer did not inform the retailer that the software is in a new location.For example, a retailer of service contracts for prewritten computer software makes a sale. The purchaser provides an address where the software covered by the service contract is located. That address in Franklin County in North Carolina The retailer sources the sale to Franklin County.Later, the purchaser moves to New Hanover County in North Carolina. It then renews the service contract using the same payment method and address that was used in the original purchase.The retailer may source the sale of that renewal to Franklin County because the retailer is unaware that the software is now located in New Hanover County.Important Notice: Principle of Sourcing the Renewal of a Service Contract for Prewritten Computer Software, North Carolina Department of Revenue, September 10, 2018, ¶202-806Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Innovations for the Next Era of Data-Centric Connectivity

first_imgMost people are familiar with Intel’s unmatched performance in processor innovation. In this new age of data-centric innovation, the ability to connect and communicate data is ever more critical. This is why Intel has extended our silicon foundation to meet the needs of the datacenter network.Today at Intel’s Data Centric Innovation Summit, I had the opportunity to discuss what I see as a renaissance of data center connectivity. In this new era, cloud providers, communications service providers, and enterprises are all fundamentally changing their approaches to network infrastructure in order to deliver high performance across distributed compute systems. Network connectivity is the backbone of modern data infrastructure, and Intel’s connectivity strategy reflects its criticality.Every day, more and more data is moved into, across, and between datacenters—resulting in reshaped network requirements. As both connected edge devices and cloud adoption grow, customers are evolving their architectures to optimize for high bandwidth and low latency—thereby ensuring faster communications to scale system performance. Network solutions that deliver this are truly essential to ensuring a smooth, consistent experience for system end-users—regardless of which server or datacenter may hold their data. Computing power is vital, but communications fuels the engine with data.Intel’s Datacenter Connectivity strategy provides end-to-end capabilities to meet our customers’ data movement and network infrastructure needs. Our portfolio delivers complete connectivity solutions. We are established leaders in ethernet and fabrics: Our industry-leading ethernet solutions, already the foundation of most data networks, and our high-speed fabric (Intel® Omni-Path Architecture) enables clusters of nodes to tackle issues of vital importance, like genomics analysis for cancer research. We’re also truly disrupting datacenter networks with Intel® Silicon Photonics, the ground-breaking technology that can move data at lightning speed across massive data centers.EthernetIntel® Ethernet Network Adapters, Controllers, and Accessories enable agility within the data center to move data efficiently and cost-effectively. More than 30 years of innovation, comprehensive compatibility testing, and worldwide availability have made Intel® Ethernet products customers’ top choice for server network connectivity.At the Summit today, I was proud to disclose our new SmartNIC product line and its first product, code-named Cascade Glacier. As compared to foundational NICs, SmartNICs provide more flexibility, functionality, and scalability to accelerate workloads, such as virtual switching, storage, and network security. Customers using SmartNICs can take advantage of much more flexible configuration and programmability than can be achieved using foundational NICs along with much larger flow tables. Cascade Glacier is especially exciting as it is first SmartNIC ever to support VM live migration without requiring special drivers. Cascade Glacier is sampling now and will be in production by Q1’19.Silicon PhotonicsIn order to scale bandwidth and remove network infrastructure constraints, cloud service providers, like Facebook and Google, are looking for ways to achieve higher-speed connectivity in a power- and cost-effective way. Intel is already a leader in silicon photonics technology, which is a combination of two of the most important inventions of the 20th century—the silicon integrated circuit and the semiconductor laser. With this combination, we integrate light onto Intel’s silicon platform—utilizing the bandwidth and reach of optical connectivity on the scale and technology capability of silicon. Intel® Silicon Photonics can move data at lightning speed across these massive hyperscale data centers (in some cases, these datacenters span the size of eight football fields).Omni-Path ArchitectureIntel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA) is our high performance fabric solution for node-to-node interconnect. I am truly really excited to see that Intel® OPA is being utilized in 50% of 100Gb nodes in top 500 supercomputers in the world. Intel® Omni-Path Architecture fabric enables the massive compute that helps scientists and researchers solve some of today’s toughest challenges.As compute becomes ever-more distributed and data traffic continues to grow, having the right end-to-end connectivity strategy is increasingly critical. With our leading silicon foundation, customer focus, and unmatched ecosystem, Intel is in a unique position to innovate and deliver scalable, end-to-end networking solutions that capitalize on the rapid growth of hyper-scale data centers. I look forward to delivering the solutions that fuel our data-centric future.Learn more about our family of products here.last_img read more