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 Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its immaculate slate against Ateneo in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament after a hardfought five-set win, 17-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Bulldogs, who improved to 7-4, were the only ones who have defeated the Lady Eagles this season. ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix taps ‘rim protector’ McKay in place of Puerto Rico-bound Phelps MOST READ He inserted Gayle Valdez in the final two sets to allow them to focus on the offense and keep them fresh in the fifth period.“I’m just happy they were able to deliver in the crucial moments,” said Gorayeb.NU, though, paid the price of leaving off its liberos in the first three sets as Ateneo scored 20 service aces compared to its nine.The Lady Bulldogs, though, retaliated with an aerial assault, outscoring the Lady Eagles 13-5 in blocks.Santiago led all scorers with 25 points while Aiko Urdas and Jorelle Singh combined for 23 points for NU.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Jaja Santiago put the Lady Bulldogs at match point, 14-11, with an emphatic kill but it was a Lady Eagle’s handiwork that handed NU the victory when Jhoana Maraguinot’s attack went long.NU head coach Roger Gorayeb said their win against Ateneo, which gave them sole ownership of the third seed, was a huge step for them if they want to finish in the top four of the ladder.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 return“This is a huge win for us because right now we have to beat everyone we play against,” said Gorayeb whose team struggled in the first half of the season. “We fell short early in the tournament so we have to accumulate wins to finish either third or fourth.”Gorayeb, after taking out his liberos in the fourth set of their win against University of the East, started the game against Ateneo utilizing only attacking players. LATEST STORIES Jhoana Maraguinot had 18 points to lead Ateneo while Kat Tolentino added 17.Jia Morado, who’s been the catalyst to Ateneo’s offense, finished with 47 excellent sets, nine more than NU’s Jasmine Nabor. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos
Dear Editor,Guyana is in a crisis caused by obtuse interpretations of its constitution— an obstinate administration is refusing to accept the consequences of losing a motion of no-confidence in the legislature. All Guyanese know that delay tactics are being employed to postpone mandatory General and Regional Elections. This is not the first time in our short history we have been faced with an obstinate administration. In 2014, when faced with certain defeat (by 33 votes to 32), then President Donald Ramotar prorogued Parliament from November 10, 2014 to February 28, 2015. Under pressure from civil and diplomatic entities, Ramotar set a date for election seventy one days into prorogation and announced dissolution of Parliament for a later date to allow for a full period of claims and objections in the electoral process. Prorogation is the formal term for the period between the end of one parliamentary session and the start of the next. In contrast to dissolution, prorogation is a personal prerogative power formally in the hands of the President. Crucially, the consent of MPs is not required.During those seventy one days, the utterances of representatives of various foreign nations make for interesting reading.Fifty nine days into prorogation (8.1.2015), the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office Minister, Tobias Ellwood, said “The UK Government views with concern the continued prorogation of Parliament by His Excellency President Ramotar and calls for its earliest possible resumption. Parliament is required by Guyana’s Constitution and the Commonwealth Charter; it provides the necessary checks and balances and enables citizens’ voices to be heard. The suspension of Parliament therefore means that an essential element of a functioning democracy has been put on hold”.Sixty seven days into prorogation (16.1.2015), Chargé d’Affaires at the US embassy in Georgetown Bryan Hunt said “…I look forward to the announcement from President (Donald) Ramotar as to when the electoral campaign will begin and as I (said) we’re already discussing very actively with the Government, with the Guyana Elections Commission, with other stakeholders as to how the United States can play a constructive role in making sure that process moves forward and we see a return to a parliamentary democracy, a Parliament that is elected by the Guyanese people to move the country forward,”.Yesterday (10.7. 2019), marked 200 days since the Granger administration fell to an actual No-Confidence Motion. Many actors have been constrained in response because of respect for the Judicial process. It will be interesting to see how they react after Guyana’s final appellate forum, the Caribbean Court of Justice, delivers its orders on Friday, July 12. In sport, all one can hope is for consistency from any referee to ensure a fair and level playing field. I look forward to see how the whistle is blown in the coming weeks. Respectfully,Robin Singh
Chelsea star Eden Hazard 1 Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has denied reports he has advised Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid.Hazard has endured a frustrating domestic season so far, having failed to hit the net in 17 appearances for the Blues.The 24-year-old was instrumental in Chelsea’s Premier League title win last season but his dip in form this year has led to rumours suggesting he has fallen out with Jose Mourinho.Real, who see Hazard as the natural successor to Cristiano Ronaldo, are interested in signing the playmaker next summer but Wilmots insists he will have no influence on the star’s future.“I do not need to intervene there,” he told Belgian broadcaster RTBF.“Eden is old enough to make his choices.”
1 Liverpool take on Newcastle United Sunday afternoon Liverpool take on Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, hoping to continue where they left off from their League Cup thrashing of Southampton mid-week.Such was their fine attacking display in the 6-1 victory over the Saints, that it seems that supporters cannot wait for kick off at St James’ Park.And many have had their say on who they want to see make Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI, with the German’s diamond formation certainly leaving an impression.Have a read below of the players and formation that Liverpool fans want to see against the Magpies.
1 Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has poured cold water on claims that reported Chelsea and Manchester City target Douglas Costa wants to leave Bayern Munich.The winger revealed in a recent interview that he is a big fan of the Premier League, dubbing it the best division in the world.Both Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in the Brazilian and his latest comments are only likely to have given them more hope a deal can be done.But now Ancelotti has moved to dampen any talk that Costa could be out to leave Munich in the summer.“I didn’t read the interview, but I speak to him regularly, he is satisfied to be here,” said Ancelotti.“When it comes to the happiness or the sadness of the player, there are agents who maybe want to put pressure on the club, who want to be more involved.“I have a direct relationship with the player. He’s happy to stay here, he is involved and that counts for me. I think the interview came more from the agent than from the player.” Chelsea and Manchester City target Douglas Costa
Finn Harps moved to within two points of seventh-placed Bohemians thanks to a 2-1 defeat of the Gypsies on Friday.Harps keeper Ciaran Gallagher made his 200th appearance for the club in the game.He spoke with Ocean FM’s Darragh Cox on Sunday Sport…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Ciaran-Gallagher-on-200th-Appearance.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
Heller scores Tigers’ lone goalBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSCHOFIELD — D.C. Everest scored four times in the second period to pull away from Marshfield and went on to beat the Tigers 7-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys hockey game Thursday at Greenheck Ice Arena at D.C. Everest High School.Max Heller scored 1:16 into the game for Marshfield before the Evergreens put up seven unanswered goals.J.J. Berdal had a hat trick and an assist for D.C. Everest (14-6, 5-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference).Haydon Roy-Peterson had 52 saves in goal for the Tigers.Marshfield (7-11-1, 1-7-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference) plays a nonconference game at Waupaca on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Evergreens 7, Tigers 1Marshfield 1 0 0 – 1D.C. Everest 2 4 1 – 7First period: 1. M, Max Heller, 1:16; 2. DC, Ryan Begley (Seth Jaglinski), pp., 8:32; 3. DC, J.J. Berdal, 14:56.Second period: 4. DC, Jaglinski (Begley), 6:42; 5. DC, Ben Weller (Austin Fietzher, Berdal), 12:50; 6. DC, Berdal (Dalton Weller, Begley), 14:17; 7. DC, Berdal (Brendan Hoover), 16:48.Third period: 8. DC, Hoover (Jaglinski, Mike Sackmann), 11:29.Saves: M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 52; DC, Michael Janke 11.Records: Marshfield 7-11-1, 1-7-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; D.C. Everest 14-6, 5-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Operator-led mobile commerce initiative Isis announced today that it has formed relationships with all four major payment networks here in the U.S.: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. That means Isis’s upcoming mobile wallet has taken a big leap forward in terms of supporting all the ways people choose to pay, whether by credit card, debit card or even prepaid accounts.Isis, which uses a wireless chipset-based technology called NFC, will enable people to use their phones to pay for transactions at point-of-sale, just by tapping or waving their phone.Partnering with all four networks is an important milestone for the company, which had originally planned to launch with just Discover and Barclays U.S. But in May, the coalition, led by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, abruptly changed its course. Instead limiting its partnerships, it opened up to all – meaning all banks, all OEMs and mobile platforms, all payment networks, all card issuers and all operators. Anyone who wanted in, was in.According to Jaymee Johnson, Isis’ Marketing head, the change meant that Isis would be the “connective tissue” that would work to bring the payments, mobile and retail industries together at last, all of which needed to be involved in order for NFC, as a technology, to really take off. sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#news#web NFC, for those unaware, is a wireless technology that enables data transfers over short distances. It’s rapidly becoming the backbone of mobile payments and mobile wallet platforms, including those from Visa and Google, to name a few.With Isis, not only will NFC support payments at point-of-sale, it will also support the ability to redeem mobile coupons and use store loyalty cards, among other things.Isis will roll out to its first test markets, Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah, in the first half of 2012. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
It remains to be seen just how a “Watched” button will impact on my usage of GetGlue. Perhaps I will continue using GetGlue – after all, I rejected Amazon’s Kindle social network in favor of ‘the little guy’ Goodreads.Why is Facebook’s proposed media sharing similar to Tumblr? Because the main reason people use Tumblr – and don’t forget it has grown exponentially over the past couple of years – is to “blog” media that they come across. The attraction of Tumblr and similar services like Posterous is that it’s so quick and easy to blog. Even so, many millions of people will never use Tumblr because they have no desire to have a blog. But many of those same people use Facebook. It’s a short step from sharing a YouTube video on Facebook – which nearly everyone on Facebook has surely done at some point – to clicking a button saying that they’ve watched a movie, or read a book, or listened to a song. So suddenly millions of people will be sharing media they otherwise wouldn’t have done. Which may become a threat to Tumblr, because then the network effects of sharing media will move to Facebook’s platform. In other words, today Tumblr is the social media service of choice for sharing bits of media. Tomorrow, that may be Facebook.3. Google Plus will need to match this… and it’s more than capable of doing so.Given my recent posts about the battle between Facebook and Google Plus, the ‘Read, Watch, Listen’ services look set to one-up Google Plus. Although who better to implement their own ‘Watch’ button than the owners of YouTube? Also Google has its own services that cover reading and listening – Google Books, Google Reader, Google Music and others – so they have a great opportunity to integrate all of those into Google Plus.I’m looking forward to seeing the details of this new set of media sharing features on Facebook. The above is hopefully food for thought prior to the actual announcement, so let us know what you think. richard macmanus Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos According to reports, Facebook’s f8 developer conference this coming Thursday will have the motto “Read. Watch. Listen.” Other than reminding me of a certain tech blog’s name, this motto excites me because of the promise it holds that Facebook will fully embrace multimedia. But that has some major implications, which will affect many in the Web ecosystem. In this post we highlight 3 of the biggest potential implications.To summarize the developments so far. TechCrunch reported that there will be three new buttons announced: “Facebook users will be able to click Read, Listened, Watched on content in their news feed. And soon, “Want” as well.” Meanwhile All Things D reported that “Read” partners include big online publishers such as Yahoo, “Watch” will be “a range of Web video sites” and “Listen” will be music services. This is in addition to previous reports that Facebook will integrate media services, such as music startups Spotify and MOG, into Facebook profiles.The upshot of all of this is that Facebook is embracing sharing media on its platform, after a long time largely focused on people interactions. The social networking aspect won’t go away of course, it’s simply being extended to enable people to share what they’re consuming.With that in mind, here are 3 big implications should Read, Write, Listen buttons be implemented as expected.1. Facebook embraces third party content, after previously rejecting it – but this time Facebook is in control! The first thing that struck me about the mooted new media sharing buttons is how it makes third party content a significant part of your Facebook experience. One year ago, I was complaining here on ReadWriteWeb about how Facebook was removing third party widgets (a.k.a. “boxes”) and tabs from Facebook users’ profiles. The widgets and tabs held information about which books you were reading, the latest movies you’ve watched, music you’d listened to…. wait, is this sounding familiar? While some of that data continued to flow through your Facebook news feed, it became less prominent and more ephemeral once boxes and tabs disappeared.So third party content is set to become, once more, an important part of your Facebook profile. But this time Facebook controls the data. If you’re clicking a Facebook ‘read’ button, then the data you enter belongs to Facebook – although it’s likely that third party services will be able to access and use it. That’s a significant point: Facebook will be in control. Although third parties will benefit greatly from this too. Music sharing services like MOG or Spotify – both confirmed partners in Facebook’s plans – will get their services in front of a vast audience.2. Watch out GetGlue & Tumblr.While details of how this will be implemented won’t be revealed until f8 later this week, the concept alone has striking similarities to two Web trends that have become increasingly popular over the past year: curating and checking in to media. That’s been exemplified by two startups in particular this year: Tumblr and GetGlue.Here’s how Facebook’s new buttons will probably work (and yes this is speculation, but it won’t be too far off). Say you’re watching a movie via Netflix in your living room. You’ll have your smartphone and/or iPad handy, so as the final credits roll you’ll enter the movie name in Facebook and click a “Watched” button. Or you may be able to do this via Netflix’s website. You can see that this use case is very similar to how GetGlue and other media check-in apps work. Indeed I currently share my GetGlue check-ins onto Facebook, like so: Tags:#Facebook#New Media#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#conferences#SXSW 2012#twitter#web john paul titlow The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Today may be the last day of the interactive portion of South By Southwest, but the larger conference is still a few days away from being over. The music festival is just getting started today and the film sessions are ongoing until this Saturday. In the meantime, you’ll have to continue to endure an incessant flood of SXSW-related tweets and other social updates, like it or not. Just how thoroughly is the Austin-based festival dominating your Twitter stream? In the first 48 hours of the event, there were more than 224,000 tweets containing “SXSW.” Even though attendees make up only a tiny percentage of total Twitter users, an estimated 65% of all people who use the microblogging service were exposed to SXSW-related tweets during the first two days. The figures illustrate just how much Twitter has grown since its launch in 2006. It was the following year, at South By Southwest no less, that the service began to catch on among early adopters. Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit