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Rajon Rondo returns to Lakers practice, LeBron James back next week

first_imgRondo has played only 14 games in an unlucky 13th NBA campaign, averaging 8.4 points, 6.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds after signing as a free agent last July.He served a three-game fighting suspension and missed 17 games after breaking a bone in his right hand after undergoing surgery, playing only three games in five days before going out with his Christmas injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThat was the same game where four-time NBA All-Star forward LeBron James suffered a groin strain that has seen him miss 12 games as well.The Lakers ruled James out through Saturday’s game at Houston but said he was cleared to return to practice next week, opening the door for a possible return for a rematch with the Warriors on Monday in Los Angeles. “He seems to be in good spirits,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “He’s got another test tomorrow to get some more information on it. I think we’ll get good news back.”If James misses the Rockets and Warriors games, the 14 consecutive game absence will be the longest such run of his 16-season NBA career.James, 34, ranks sixth in NBA scoring with 27.3 points a game in addition to 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists for the Lakers, who at 25-21 own the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history (FILES) In this file photo taken on October 20, 2018, Rajon Rondo of the Los Angeles Lakers directs his teammates during a 124-115 loss to the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, California. – Rondo was cleared by team medical staff to resume full-contact workouts after missing 12 games with a sprained finger, the NBA club announced on January 18, 2019. (Photo by Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo was cleared by team medical staff to resume full-contact workouts after missing 12 games with a sprained finger, the NBA club announced Friday.The 32-year-old guard, who helped Boston capture the 2008 NBA title, suffered a right ringfinger injury in the Lakers’ Christmas Day triumph over the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors and underwent surgery three days later.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: PBA players digging ‘Kyrie 5’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Commitment key for women’s team

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Volleyball federation president Peter Cayco said they will release the national team roster this month as the team prepares to participate in several international meets.Cayco said the team will compete in the Asian Women’s Clubs on April 27 to May 5 in Tianjin, China, and in the Asian Seniors on Aug. 17 to 25 in Seoul, South Korea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThose tournaments, plus the Southeast Asian Games this year and the players’ club commitments, will fill the schedules of the volleyball stars, thus Delos Santos wants them to be really committed to the national team.“So far everyone showed up [in the tryouts],” said Delos Santos. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Officials said sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat, who missed the tryouts because they are seeing action in the tough Japan League, will be included in the national pool.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Uncharacteristic losing skid in All-Filipino Cup lights a fire under San Miguel MOST READ More than talent, skill and popularity, national women’s volleyball team coach Shaq delos Santos is looking for commitment from players looking to represent the country.“[W]e are looking at their commitment and willingness to tough it out because we have a busy year ahead,” said Delos Santos Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

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Works to commence on Mazaruni, Georgetown prisons

first_img…Ramjattan claims budget allocations will never be enoughWith approximately $1.5 billion dedicated specially towards expansion and rehabilitation of the prison infrastructure, works are expected to commence in 2018 to expand the Mazaruni Prisons and rebuild the destroyed Georgetown Prisons.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Saturday told reporters that while he would have liked to have been allotted a larger sum for the ministry, he is nevertheless happy with the amount which is going to be directed into upgrading major prison infrastructure.An artist’s impression of the New Mazaruni PrisonsThe entire Security Sector received a total of $30.7 billion from Budget 2018, of which $1.8 billion has been provided to cater for the Prison Service‘s operational costs — a 4.6 per cent increase over Budget 2017.However, the Public Security Minister explained that while no minister would ever be satisfied with what has been allocated their ministry, every minister has to be cognisant of the finances available to Government.“I did indicate to the (Finance) Minister that I would need lots more (money) because, as I said, we need lots more rehabilitation; lots more brand new buildings; lots more assets; and indeed, you’re never satisfied…“(But) we have to understand the Finance Minister’s position, (which) is that this is the amount of money he has, and we have to be collegial in understanding his predicament too. As a matter of fact, he has jumped it up higher than last year, in view of the demands; but we are not going to get exactly what we want, because the revenue stream is not there,” Ramjattan explained.In his 2018 Budget presentation, made two weeks ago, Finance Minister Winston Jordan posited that Government has risen to the task of addressing the long-term needs of the security sector, particularly as those needs relate to the prison services following the massive Camp Street Prison fire and subsequent jailbreaks. “This wanton act of violence and mayhem threatened our national security. It is an experience that has illuminated the state of dysfunction and disarray into which our security services had fallen over the past two decades…This catastrophe has forced us, therefore, to undertake a comprehensive examination of the security sector. It has resulted, also, in the diversion of scarce resources to address both the immediate security and management concerns, as well as the judicial and other related systems,” the Finance Minister had said in his Budget speech.Following the July 9th events, Government revealed plans to expand the Mazaruni Prison – a project that would cost some $2 billion, but which would streamline the local prison system as well as reduce the overpopulation.Jordan had stated that $1.5 billion had been allocated to the prison sector specifically for works to be on the critical prison infrastructure. These works, he noted, would include the expansion of the Mazaruni Prison to accommodate 400 inmates, or 61 per cent more than its current capacity; as well as commencing the rehabilitation of the Georgetown Prisons in the New Year.In addition, the Finance Minister noted that over $150 million have also been allocated to purchase surveillance equipment, body scanners, and beds, among other items; while provisions have been made for the strengthening of the Prison Service‘s capacity for case management, as well as rehabilitation and reintegration.He revealed that, in 2018, a study would be conducted on appropriate treatments for substance abuse as a health issue within the criminal justice system. The findings from this research will inform interactions with the Judiciary, as Government assists in developing policies to reduce over-reliance on imprisonment.Probation services would also be strengthened to support this paradigm shift, Jordan had stated.last_img read more

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Just under $19,000 raised at 2014 Bowl for Kids’ Sake

first_imgThe event was held under a “Back to the 80’s” theme with local businesses and children taking part. Five schools participated in the school challenge with Bert Ambrose Elementary raising just under $2,000.Next for Big Brothers Big Sisters is the Rooftop Challenge in September which is their group’s annual recruitment for volunteers. Members of Big Brothers Big Sisters will be camping at the top of the North Peace Leisure Pool for 36 hours or until they receive 25 volunteer inquiries.Anyone wanting to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters can call 250-787-9674. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Helicopter crash kills student; one survives

first_imgCASTAIC – A helicopter crashed into a creek bed south of state Route 126 Saturday, killing a student pilot and injuring an instructor, county fire officials said. The two-seat Schweizer helicopter, operated by Van Nuys Airport-base Group 3 Aviation, clipped a power line, but it was not clear whether that caused the crash or if the helicopter cut the cable while coming down, officials said. “They do a lot of training out here,” Los Angeles County Fire Department battalion chief Joseph Lindaman said. “When you’re flying, (the wires) are hard to see. Helicopters often run into the wires.” It was not immediately known which of the helicopter’s occupants was piloting. The victims’ names were not immediately released, and the cause of the crash was under investigation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The crash was reported about 2:15 p.m. near 28200 Henry Mayo Drive, also known as Route 126, in the wash about three miles west of Interstate 5. Rescue workers arrived at the wreckage to find a 25-year-old man dead and the instructor critically injured. The instructor was airlifted to County/USC Medical Center. John Pinkerton, who was staying at an recreational vehicle park within a half mile from the crash site, recalled hearing a loud noise before his electricity went out. “I thought it was somebody slamming a garbage can,” said Pinkerton, 70, of Omaha, Neb. About 1,465 homes lost power. Power was mostly restored within several hours, Southern California Edison spokesman Gil Alexander said. The crash site is near the former Indian Dunes off-road park, where actor Vic Morrow died in a 1982 helicopter crash during production of “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 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

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Live Blogging from Google: Launch of Google Buzz

first_img10:52: Sergei Brin takes the stage. Fangirl here is very excited. Q&A starts. Buzz could integrate with Wave – a lot of functionality is inspired by Wave. 10:51: Buzz will launch at 11 a.m., when it will begin to roll out to Gmail users. Journos here will get it first. For the rest of Gmail users, they’ll get Buzz within a few days.10:50: Google is launching Buzz as an enterprise product soon, as well. “It will change the way businesses work around the world.” Wasn’t Wave supposed to do that? 11:11: The event is over! Time to chase people down and ask some more pointed questions. Stay tuned to RWW for ongoing analysis.11:08: Developers, here’s the Google Code page for Buzz’s APIs.11:06: Will Buzz results appear high in Google search results? They’re not doing anything special to promote those results, but users can search within Buzz. And all posts are indexed in real time.11:04: Buzz is live. 11:02: Buzz will pull in tweets, and will publish to Twitter as a Twitter client in a later version. The team has put a lot of spam controls in place.10:58: Will Google’s social products succeed? Brin says he’s seen a lot more productivity from using Google Buzz internally. Horowitz says the approach – creating something useful, not just entertaining – is different from “anything else I’ve tried.”10:56: Buzz user feeds will be available via PubSubHubBub/XML. Google will be releasing APIs. Google intends to make it as open as possible. They also want to integrate Buzz with other Google products such as the homepage. 10:39: You can use Buzz from Google’s mobile homepage, mobile apps, and from a new Google Maps app for the major platforms.10:37: Location is a powerful signal for relevancy. In the digital world we have not yet elevated location as a powerful signal. Computers speak latitude and longitude, but humans have a hard time interpreting this information.10:35: Mobile: “You are going to love the new product experiences we will launch today.” Consume and use Buzz on your mobile. One of Google’s great insights was pagerank, which gave websites relevancy. Now, we need to find relevancy in social expressions on Twitter and other social networks. “It’s easy to start drowning in this.” How do we find relevancy in the real world? What signals do we use? Related Posts 10:45: Mobile Buzz will have a “nearby” setting to see posts and pics from folks around you. Makes the product a bit of a Foursquare/Yelp competitor?10:42: Buzz allows for mobile posting by voice. The user speaks, and Google transcribes the audio into a geotagged text post.10:40: You can use Buzz from Google’s mobile homepage, mobile apps, and from a new Google Maps app for the major platforms. These apps will translate latitude and longitude into “real locations.” Buzz will take its best guess and ask for confirmation. It’s tied in with Place Pages. 10:32: Google Buzz will have @replies with auto-complete. Users who are @ replied will receive inbox notifications.10:29: When a user posts to Google Buzz, he can share publicly to followers and his Google profile, or privately to his existing Gmail groups or custom groups. Notifications of shares and comments will appear in a user’s inbox with a special Buzz icon next to those items. Comments will appear in real time.10:25: The Buzz tab will be located right below your inbox tab. Gmail will “know” who your friends are. The social stream features Yahoo! Meme-like content previews and will play nicely with Flickr and YouTube. Pictures will open in a lightbox-type UI. Shared links will feature headlines and thumbnails.10:22: Buzz will surface your social graph by having you auto-follow the people you email and IM with the most. It will have a rich and fast-sharing experience for multimedia sharing. Sharing will be public and Google-indexed, or private – just depending on how users choose to share. It’ll be integrated with your inbox in a way that goes beyond normal email. Finally, it will filter out the garbage and leave “just the good stuff.”10:20: Google is launching Google Buzz, a Google approach to sharing. Todd Jackson is the product manager, and he reveals that it’s built into Gmail.10:15: Google VP Product Marketing Bradley Horowitz kicks off the event: “I’ve got something exciting… We’re going to talk about sharing.” He’s talking about finding the right audience for your content, real-time sharing and tools for attention management.10:13: Wondering how much trouble I’d get in for casually paging through the slide preso on the podium laptop before the event starts… Probably not worth the scoop.10:00: The event’s a wee bit late kicking off, but Dodge is chatting about his work with Google Apps. He says the product range is already quite broad; they’re working now to create a deeper set of features.9:48: The music is pumping and the luminaries are trickling in and getting caffeinated. I’m sitting next to Jeremiah Owyang and Don Dodge. Tags:#Features#Google#web center_img This morning, Google is announcing some exciting new features for two of its most popular applications.Team Red, as we affectionately call ourselves, is present at the Googleplex in Mountain View, and we’ll be live blogging the event, giving you, dear reader, a fascinating play-by-play. Stay tuned for updates! The event will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific (UTC -8). Just refresh this post to see new content as events unfold.Additional on-the-fly research and images from RWW journalist Frederic Lardinois.ReadWriteWeb’s full coverage and analysis of Google Buzz:Live Blog From AnnouncementAnalysis: Open Data StandardsAnalysis: Geo-Social NetworkFacebook & Google BuzzComparison to FriendFeedEnterprise ApplicationsBuzz Hacks & TipsThe Missing FeaturesGoogle Makes Changes to Buzz Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… jolie odell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Nothing To Worry About In These Dismal Apple Supply Chain Reports

first_imgdan lyons The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Wall Street analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital has built some kind of “Apple Monitor” thing where he monitors the health of the various companies in Asia that supply Apple with parts. For some reason, in February, the whole sector fell off a cliff, Business Insider reports.White says business at key Apple suppliers dropped 31% in February, a lot worse than the usual 8% drop in February. In fact it was “the worst February we have on record,” White reported.Hon Hai, which owns Foxconn, Apple’s big manufacturing partner, also had a 25% drop in February, White reported.Reading Tea LeavesThis fits with other previous reports on Apple suppliers like one where Citigroup said demands for iPhones and iPads had slumped, based on reports on the supply channel. And the one where Digitimes said Apple had cut component orders. Or the one where the Wall Street Journal reported Apple had cut orders for phone parts, which we at ReadWrite also wrote about.But back in January, one brave voice – Apple blogger John Gruber, aka the world’s smartest man – declared the whole thing to be bullshit. There was nothing wrong with Apple. Apple was doing fine. Apple was the most bestest busiest profitablest company in the history of the world. As history has shown us, any organization that claws its way to the top will remain there forever. Thus Apple would never ever see its growth rate decline. Apple would never fall short of expectations. And if Apple failed to meet Wall Street expectations, it was not because Apple had a bad quarter, but because Wall Street got the numbers wrong. Because Wall Street bad, Apple good. Wall Street stupid, bloggers smart. Anyone who says otherwise is either a corrupt short-selling shill or a moron.I had to admit, the power of Gruber’s logic was overwhelming. And I think the same line of reasoning applies now. Who cares if all of Apple’s suppliers suddenly saw their sales fall sharply in February? What does that have to do with Apple? How do you take some random numbers from companies you’ve never heard of that are located halfway around the planet and then apply what’s happening to them to Apple? Pay No Attention To That Analyst Behind The ScreenOh, sweet, sweet, innocent Apple, the beacon of innovation and all that is good and wonderful and pure. Why do these malcontents feel the need to smear you? Who is this analyst, Brian White of Topeka Capital? Has anyone ever heard of him? And what is Topeka Capital? Is it even a real company? Why have I never heard of them before? Are they some kind of shell corporation created by hedge fund managers and short-sellers to bash Apple and manipulate the stock? Frankly I don’t trust anything they say. Bottom line: Everything is fine. Nothing to worry about. Apple is doing great. Now go back to sleep and have another sweet dream about the iWatch, which is going to change your life. Totally. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#iPad#iPhone last_img read more

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Mailbox Takes Its Email App To iPad, With Android Waiting In The Wings

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … What has Mailbox founder Gentry Underwood and his team been up to since selling the email-app maker to Dropbox for a reported $100 million in March?Mostly working on new versions of the product – like an iPad version of the app, which is coming out Thursday morning on Apple’s App Store.Like the original iPhone version, which attracted a million users at breakneck speed, Mailbox for iPad lets you swipe messages off to the right or left to handle them. A short swipe to the right archives them, while a long swipe deletes them; a short swipe to the left “snoozes” messages for later reading, while a long swipe puts them in folders based on actions: “to read,” “to buy,” or “to watch.”Mailbox for iPad doesn’t change that basic concept for email handling, but it does add a column to let you read messages alongside a list of messages in your inbox. Tags:#App Design#Dropbox#email#Mailbox#mobile apps Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Resisting Design TemptationReadWrite sat down recently with Underwood to talk about the challenges of rethinking an app originally meant for smartphones for tablets. Underwood, a former designer at Ideo, had lots of thoughts.“[Tablets] are these weird hybrid devices that sit in between,” said Underwood. “They’re part luxury mobile phone, and they’re part makeshift desktop experience.”That made it harder, not easier, he said.“Constraint is the friend of design,” Underwood said. “It’s easier for us to create a simple mail experience [for the phone]. We have to resist the temptation to take all these pixels and put in all these bells and whistles.” The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement That echoes comments recently made by Luke Wroblewski, creator of a polling app called Polar. For Polar’s Web version, Wroblewski left the center of the screen largely blank, rather than alter the app’s core function—because filling up pixels didn’t add to the user’s experience.Dropbox founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi have given the Mailbox team permission to ignore suggestions from their new colleagues for cool new features, Underwood said. When Underwood showed Houston and Ferdowsi mockups of all the design suggestions and asked what the Mailbox team should work on, Houston told him, “That’s something you have to answer. What’s best for the customer?”Putting Gmail On NoticeWhat would be really exciting, though, is an Android version. Underwood acknowledged that Mailbox was working on Android next, but didn’t reveal any specific plans for the product.(See also How Google Is Wooing Developers To Make Apps For Android First.)Anyone familiar with Android, though, can see clearly where Mailbox is headed – and why it would be a killer app, challenging Google’s Gmail on its own turf.That’s because Android’s notification system is superior to the notification functions built into Apple’s iOS mobile operating system in a key way: Developers, if they choose, can add functional features to the notifications that drop down on the screen, allowing users to take actions without having to launch into the app.For Mailbox, that would likely mean that its swipe-right-or-left convention for email handling could be ported into notifications, allowing users to swiftly handle emails as they come in without leaving the task they’re working on. (I suggested this to Underwood, but he declined to comment on the notion.)Dealing with email purely through notifications is not something that Mailbox could do today on Apple’s iPhone or iPad. But it’s such a logical extension of the email app’s design brilliance, it’s unimaginable that Underwood and team aren’t thinking about it.Photo by TechCrunch owen thomaslast_img read more

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Tormentor on the prowl: Chris Gayle

first_imgChris Gayle has not really come to the party in a big way at the ICC World T20, but that did not affect his confidence one bit.In the second semi- final against Australia, Gayle rose to the challenge blitzing a 41- ball unbeaten 75.His innings took the men from the Caribbean to a total of 205, putting the match out of reach for the Australians, to a large extent. True to form, Gayle told the Sri Lankans in no uncertain terms that there was not much point in having any title aspirations on Sunday.It is amazing to think that such a destructive player did not feature in the Windies side till very recently. Gayles differences with the West Indies Cricket Board have their seeds in the 33- year- old Jamaicans match- winning ability in the Twenty20 format, due to which he is the biggest drawcard in any domestic league.As has been the case between Kevin Pietersen and the England and Wales Cricket Board, the blame for their absence from international cricket has to be shared by the player as well as administrators.If one looks at Gayles approach to batting in T20, he seems to have realised in the last couple of years that 20 overs is still a long time to bat. He takes two or three overs to get set and gauge the nature of the pitch. He does not swing wildly at deliveries and picks one or two every over to have a go at.Once he gets the ball anywhere near the middle of his enormous bat, there is no ground big enough in the world to contain him. Gayle averages 39.04 in T20 Internationals.A strike rate of 148.32 clearly proves that he rarely gets caught in the deep while going for his big shots.advertisementlast_img read more

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