League-leading Beermen hold off Bolts

first_imgShanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes San Miguel head coach Leo Austria was pleased with how his team played despite coming off a Christmas break. “The game we’ve shown tonight is the game we want to have,” said Austria whose Beermen are on a two-game win streak. “We want to be consistent and if we’re consistent we get good results, so I’m thankful to the players because they were focused.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliMeralco managed to keep three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo at bay with the big man putting up a pedestrian, by his standards, 11-point, 14-board double-double.It was San Miguel’s perimeter offensive that dealt Meralco the heavy blows with Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot providing the 1-2 punch as they put up 21 and 20 points, respectively, to lead the Beermen. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Serbian coach braces for tough 2017 season Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel ended its 2016 on a high after fending off Meralco, 101-86, to strengthen its hold of the top spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Beermen improved to a league-best 5-1 while the Bolts are at a sorry 2-4 as they absorbed their third straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK Chris Newsome led the Bolts with 16 points and 12 rebounds but turned the ball over 11 times.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports View commentslast_img read more

Survey: Latinos more unified on immigration

first_imgIn the wake of mass pro-immigration rallies and harsh public debate, a survey released Thursday shows Latinos feel more discrimination but also more politically united. “Clearly both the marches and the immigration debate have made deep impressions on Latino public opinion,” said Robert Suro, director of the Pew Hispanic Center and co-author of the study on Latino attitudes toward immigration. The national survey of 2,000 Latinos – taken by phone between June 5 and July 3 in both English and Spanish – provided a peek into the varied feelings Latinos have about immigration. While splits remained among different ethnic groups’ generations and natives versus non-natives, nearly two-thirds believed the marches ushered in a new social movement. And about three-quarters – regardless of birthplace – said it would inspire political participation in the November elections. “This is terrible news for Republicans. Their Hispanic outreach policy is headed to being dashed on the rocks,” said Antonio Gonzalez, president of William C. Velasquez Institute, a nonpartisan think tank on Latino voting patterns. House Republican backing of an immigration bill to build a 700-mile wall along the border and criminalize illegal immigrants has spurred distrust among Latinos, the fastest growing portion of the electorate, he said. Latinos likely will make up 6 percent of votes cast nationally during the midterm elections, but in key states such as California – home to some of the largest pro-immigrant street protests – their share could be as much as 20 percent. But some say the report masks deep political divisions. “I am very skeptical of the report,” said Al Rodriguez, a second-generation Mexican/Puerto Rican who founded You Don’t Speak For Me, an anti-illegal immigrant group supporting tighter borders. “This report makes it look like we are supporting illegals and we are working to have them stay here. We are not.” Among those surveyed, nearly half supported allowing more immigration from Latin America. But among native-born Latinos, there was far greater support for beefing up border patrols, building fences and creating a government database for employee identification. Moreover, twice as many native-born Latinos said illegal immigration harms the economy – and Puerto Ricans and Cubans were twice as likely to agree as Mexicans and other Latinos. Despite the differences, nearly half – 44 percent – of native-born Latinos and two-thirds – 66 percent – of those foreign born said they would participate in a march if it occurred in their hometown over the weekend. “There’s this ethnic consciousness rising,” said Fernando Guerra, director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University. “People fail to realize that U.S. born-citizens feel that when people are picking on immigrants, they are picking on Latinos.” Manuel Pacheco, a 44-year-old Guatemalan immigrant, said the immigration debate has sparked some tensions at work, where he hears co-workers talking about immigrants taking away their jobs. “Everything, starts with the color of your skin. To them, we are all the same.” rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“There’s a certain sense of unity that came from the marches, seeing that people can come together,” said Ana Ortiz, a 32-year-old Puerto Rican-born waitress living in Los Angeles. “This was like you got to take care of your brothers.” But Gabriel Escobar, co-author of the report, said it’s unclear whether the momentum will translate into votes come November, with the outcome largely depending on community groups’ ability to harness the momentum. A quarter of respondents said neither Republicans nor Democrats had the best position on immigration. Sensitive to the sway Latino votes could have, dozens of immigrant-rights groups have launched summer voting drives while key Republicans, like Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and White House strategist Karl Rove, are reaching out to Latinos. But the survey shows though political affiliation has changed little, those who believed the Republican Party had the best position on immigration dropped from 25 percent to 16 percent. last_img read more

Microsoft Releases Open Source Blogging Platform

first_imgfrederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Channel 9 has a short interview with the developers that describes some more of the software’s features and the history of its development.Given that Microsoft uses Oxite to run its own Mix Online site on top of Oxite, it must surely be a stable and powerful platform, especially for sites with multiple blogs. However, it definitely would be too early to say that Microsoft is competing with WordPress, Typepad, Drupal, or Joomla. There still seem to be a lot of missing pieces and we are not even sure yet if Oxite features an extension architecture that third-party developers would be able to develop for. However, it’s nice to see Microsoft release this project under an open source license, even if it is at least partly for self-serving reasons. ASP.NETThe major roadblock for a lot of potential users, however, is that Oxite is an ASP.NET application, and most standard hosting services run Linux servers, which can not run ASP.NET. This, of course, makes sense, given that Oxite is also meant to be a demo for the ASP.NET MVC framework, but it will surely disappoint a lot of users. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Today, Microsoft released an alpha version of its own open source content management system, Oxite. The source code for the software is available under the Microsoft Public License. While Microsoft mostly describes Oxite as a blogging platform, the Oxite team also points out that you could use it as a content management system to develop more or less any type of site. Oxite currently powers Microsoft’s own Mix Online and also uses some recycled parts from Channel 9 .Some of the major features of the software include support for Gravatars, pingbacks, trackbacks, RSS feeds, commenting, and the MetaWebLog API (so you can use your favorite blogging client to post to your Oxite blog directly). Tags:#NYT#Product Reviews#web last_img read more

Pumaren decries ‘crucial’ calls in Adamson loss: Refs shouldn’t decide the game

first_img‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ ‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon PLAY LIST 01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blue Eagles earn Final Four spot, down Tamaraws Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors The first was Ben Mbala’s block on Sarr which looked to be a goaltend violation, in Pumaren’s eyes and the video replay, and the second was the foul call on Jerie Pingoy as the Adamson point guard wrestled the ball away from Kib Montalbo.“I don’t want to sound like a sour grape but it showed there were a couple of calls that were questionable.”With the loss, the Soaring Falcons fell to a 6-4 card but stayed at the third spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Adamson coach Franz Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren said the Falcons’ 80-74 loss to defending champion De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament came down to crucial calls.“We shouldn’t let the referees decide the game,” said Pumaren Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Arguably the biggest controversial call of the game was Papi Sarr getting called with a three-second violation with 49 seconds left in the game with the Soaring Falcons down by only two, 74-72.What made the call questionable was that official call was a three-second violation while the baseline referee called an offensive foul on Sarr.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“First of all I don’t think that was a three-second violation,” said Pumaren. “That was crucial, the refs made the decision.”A couple of more plays in the third quarter also left Pumaren bewildered. View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner: We must forget about table, results, whatever

first_imgHuddersfield boss Wagner: We must forget about table, results, whateverby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner has urged his players to focus only on themselves ahead of facing Manchester United.Wagner’s team having won only once at the John Smith’s Stadium this season, scoring four goals in 10 games.He said: “We have to make ourselves independent from what is around us, from the table, results, whatever.”We are exactly where everybody predicted us so this makes no sense to think about it and get affected by it.”We are only able to collect points and to be competitive if we perform on our highest level. This is what we’ve done in recent weeks and this is what we’ve done in the second half (against Southampton), where we looked competitive.”In the first half we didn’t perform at our level, we were not competitive and we were 2-0 down.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Gov’t to Increase ICT Use in Schools

first_imgThe Government, during this fiscal year, will be increasing the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the education sector, as part of efforts to bridge the digital divide and enhance knowledge.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, during the opening of an ‘ICT in Education’ capacity building workshop on Monday, April 22, at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), St. Andrew.He said that additional information on the initiative will be provided by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, during his upcoming contribution in the Budget Debate.Minister Thwaites noted that while the focus will be on students, teachers and administrators will be required to increase their capabilities in the use of the technology to allow for effective integration. “How it (ICT) is received and how well it is used depends very much on the outcome of capacity building among our teachers and among our administrations in education and indeed, the public at large, because the insertion is not mainly for students, although that obviously will be the main focus, but also for the entire community,” he stated.Rev. Thwaites said the Government is committed to increasing the penetration of ICT in schools, as the prism through which quality education, transformed content and methods of delivery are going to be delivered and achieved.“The insertion of information technology into education is not just for the higher forms but must go to the primary level and indeed wherever possible into the early childhood level, so that habits are formed and the competencies are developed,” he stated.He noted that Jamaica has a strong ICT platform, and commended all the stakeholders, who have played a critical role in bridging the digital divide and fostering the advancement of knowledge in the island.“This is the kind of partnership we need. The state cannot do it all; it is important that not only do we have the financial but the technical collaboration of our partners…to advance what is the most fundamental concern of the Jamaican state and the Jamaican people and that is the advancement of knowledge,” he stated.In his remarks, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Representative for the Kingston Cluster Office and the Caribbean, Robert Parua, said his organisation is committed to advancing the objectives on digital inclusion; universal access to information and knowledge; and quality and education for all.The workshop, which ends on April 25, is being organised by the Ministry in collaboration with UNESCO.By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more