Electric Picnic and I: Sylvester is ‘Phelan’ excited for this year’s festival

first_img Council Previous articleSix potential candidates for the vacant Laois Ladies manager’s jobNext articleHere is all of Friday’s stage times at the Electric Picnic Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! My favourite part of the Picnic is the undeniable happy vibe about the place over the three days.4. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve seen/experienced at the Picnic, and in your shop?There are many unusual things about Electric Picnic, I guess that’s what makes it special. At our location, at the artists’ entrance, we meet lots of celebrities, who generally appear very unlike themselves after hours of partying and even sometimes after being drenched in the rain.5. Describe your typical Electric Picnic weekend?We have established relationships over the years with transport companies who need lunches and food at short notice, servicing drivers and staff, so typically we are responding to customers who we are very glad to see again.6. What one thing would you change about the Picnic if you could?What would I change? I should admit to actively campaigning to get punters onto the street. From the business perspective, shops need customers. Electric Picnic is wonderful but the business is transacted mainly within the concert grounds. I will continue to push for more pedestrian traffic and more exits for customers.7. What are you most looking forward to this year?I’m most looking forward to meeting perennial friends, some of them celebs, always good to catch up.8. What’s the best act you’ve ever seen at the Picnic?The best act I’ve seen has to be ‘Madness’ – showing my age now!9. Who’s the most famous person you’ve come across at the Picnic and the most famous to visit your shop?We’ve too many celebrities to mention. Typically most of RTÉ turns up in the shop. Jerry Fish says he loves our food. Our friend Gavin Duffy, of Dragons Den, often appears. One or two ‘A’ listers who visit from Ballyfin Demesne like to remain anonymous.10. What flies off the shelves in the shop over the course of the weekend?Biggest sellers in the shop are water, coffee, tobacco and sandwiches.11. As a local businessman, what does an event of this scale mean to the town of Stradbally?Electric Picnic means a lot to the town of Stradbally. But, one must remember that, undoubtably Stradbally means a lot to Electric Picnic too. I’m delighted for the success of the event, and particularly for my neighbours, The Cosby Family.However, local businesses must fund exorbitant commercial rates and prohibitive employers costs. I believe local businesses must be acknowledged and accommodated. Businesses are the life-blood of the town.12. If there was one bit of advice you would give to any rookie Picnic goer, what would it be?Bring plenty of money!SEE ALSO – Electric Picnic and I: Meet the two men who were first through the gates in 2004 Facebook By Sean Hennessy – 31st August 2018 TAGSElectric and IElectric Picnic 2018Stradbally RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Pinterest Facebook Electric Picnic and I: Sylvester is ‘Phelan’ excited for this year’s festival WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Sylvester Phelan Sylvester Phelan is a well known shop owner and business man around the area of Stradbally.But for those who are once a year pilgrims to the Electric Picnic, his shop, the Grand Stand, will be the first port of call for a good hangover cure.From tea and coffee, to water and power packs, Sylvester has got you covered when it comes to Electric Picnic essentials, and he has let us have a peek into what the festival means to him. Home Lifestyle Electric Picnic Electric Picnic and I: Sylvester is ‘Phelan’ excited for this year’s festival LifestyleElectric Picnic Twitter 1. What is your involvement/relationship with the Electric Picnic?I have no direct involvement with Electric Picnic, but I operate a convenience store adjacent to the VIP entrance at Main Street Stradbally.2. What’s your earliest Electric Picnic memory?My earliest memory of Electric Picnic is of the first concert, when concert goers were allowed onto the street. I remember the street thronged with people at four in the morning.3. What’s your favorite part about the Picnic? Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

Manulife launches two new multifactor ETFs

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Horizons ETFs to absorb AlphaPro Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Companies Manulife Asset Management Manulife Investments, a division of Toronto-based Manulife Asset Management Ltd., announced that two new multifactor ETFs have closed their initial offering of units and began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday. The new ETFs, Manulife Multifactor Canadian SMID Cap Index ETF and Manulife Multifactor U.S. Small Cap Index ETF, are subadvised by Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of Austin, Tex.-based global investment manager Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. The new funds, which are both available in unhedged and hedged versions, join a suite of multifactor ETFs announced by Manulife earlier this year. Management fees range between 0.50% and 0.60%. “Manulife Investments is focused on creating a holistic suite of value-added investment products for Canadians,” says Bernard Letendre, president, Manulife Investments, in a statement. “These two new offerings to our ETF platform, managed by Dimensional Fund Advisors, helps move us closer to that goal.” The indices that these ETFs are designed to track were developed by Dimensional, a pioneer of multifactor investing, using Dimensional’s proprietary Index Memory technique. Read: Manulife launches new suite of four multifactor ETFs Photo copyright: timbrk/123RFlast_img read more

Walmart eyes e-commerce gains from TikTok deal

first_img Apps HomeAppsNews Walmart eyes e-commerce gains from TikTok deal Instagram expands shopping to video Microsoft backs Epic Games in Apple clash E-commerceMicrosoftWalmart Related Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Previous ArticleT-Mobile adds 5G to REVVL lineNext ArticleQualcomm, Ericsson aggregate TDD, FDD for 5G center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 27 AUG 2020 Walmart joined hands with Microsoft to make a bid for troubled social media app TikTok, CNBC reported, in a move aimed at boosting its e-commerce business.Details of the arrangement were not provided, but Microsoft said previously it was exploring a purchase agreement with TikTok parent ByteDance which would “result in Microsoft owning and operating TikTok”, with other US investors invited to participate “on a minority basis”.In a statement to CNBC, Walmart said the app could provide “an important way for us to reach and serve omnichannel customers, as well as grow our third-party marketplace and advertising businesses”.Various media previously reported TikTok conducted a few tests of shopping features on its platform in late 2019 and early 2020, but the company has yet to make those tools widely available.The news of Walmart’s interest came as Reuters reported ByteDance was nearing a deal to offload TikTok’s US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand operations for between $25 billion and $30 billion.Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump ordered ByteDance to sell TikTok’s US business within three months, claiming the parent’s ties to China posed a national security risk. Besides Microsoft, Oracle and Twitter were also floated as potential suitors. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Microsoft blasts Apple in game streaming row Tags Author Diana Goovaerts last_img read more

Arsene Wenger set to take over managerial duties at AC Milan?

first_imgAdvertisement blpzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs77fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E896cav( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zeniWould you ever consider trying this?😱ial9Can your students do this? 🌚qyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Long time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ‘close’ to making his managerial debut in Italy, as giants AC Milan line-up the Frenchman as a replacement for current boss, Gennaro Gattuso. Advertisement Without a team after leaving Arsenal at the end of last season, Wenger has been linked with various managerial positions which included Paris Saint-Germain but it seems the Milan brass want the Frenchman in to help improve their standing in the league after a subpar start.Under-fire Milan boss Gattuso is hanging on to his job despite a recent upturn in form, winning six of his last eight games, but cumulative results have been far from what billionaire businessman Paul Singer, who took control of Milan in June and has already recruited ex-Gunners chief executive Gazidis to take up a similar role at the San Siro, has been expecting, as he eyes a return to Champions League football. However, the Elliot Management Corporation owner is keen to replace Gattuso with the Frenchman.Advertisement Despite a rough end to his tenure at the Emirates Stadium, many consider Wenger as one of the best managers ever and many are excited to see him lead the way for a club like Milan. Wenger has been linked with the sporting director gig at Paris Saint-Germain amid reports of unrest between Antero Henrique and head coach Thomas Tuchel, but might opt for the management stint, as he was quoted saying, “I believe I will start again on 1 January. I don’t know yet. I am well rested and ready to work again”.Wenger led the Gunners to three Premier League titles, seven FA Cup triumphs and the 2006 Champions League final, where they lost to Barcelona in Paris.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Jobs growth urgency

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON THE Cardinia Shire needs to attract over 12,000 new businesses to the area over the next two…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Jigsaw Galway get tee’d up for their annual golf fundraiser

first_imgIt is €100 to enter a team of four and to reserve your tee time contact Loughrea Golf Club on 091 841 049.  There is a fantastic selection of prizes including the top prize which is a stay for 2 in the fabulous Lough Erne Resort in Fermanagh, which includes a round of golf on the Nick Faldo designed course and a complementary spa treatment.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The 2nd annual Jigsaw Galway Am Am golf fundraiser is taking place in Loughrea Golf Club on Wed 20th to Fri 22rd July.   This 4 ball stableford competition is organised by Galway hurler and Jigsaw Ambassador David Collins and is proudly sponsored by MJ Conroy Ltd.last_img read more

Google Has Changed Political Debate Forever

first_imgWhen I was on the high school debate team, about 15 years ago, using the Internet was considered strange, if not cheating. We used photocopy machines, print magazines and academic journals almost exclusively. That time in the world’s history is now gone forever.When Sarah Palin and Joe Biden debated in front of one of the largest TV audiences in US election history last week, the two candidates might not have been Googling for facts during the debate, but millions of people watching the debate were. Today Google released some information about what kinds of things viewers were searching for as that debate unfolded, minute by minute. It is amazing both that viewers were able to do such a thing, in real time, and that we’re able to watch what people are searching for. The internet in general, and Google in particular, has substantially augmented this important part of public life.The collective search history provides an interesting look at the world’s reaction to what the candidates are saying. Google points out, for example, that one of the hottest searches of the night was “define:maverick.” I wouldn’t mind learning more about the word maverick myself but I’m struck by the evidence that so many people know the search protocol define: and are comfortable using it in a dynamic situation! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Other interesting, popular search queries mentioned in Google’s blog post today included:meaning of theocracywindfall profits taxnucular vs nuclear, nuclear pronunciation, palin nucular, and even nukular“When Senator Biden offered a civics lesson (“Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States, that’s the Executive Branch”) many people checked, and learned that Article I of the Constitution describes the legislative branch of the U.S. government. The executive branch is described in Article II. Others just searched directly for the role of vice president and vice president duties.”It’s pretty incredible to know that these topics resonated enough with the public that they sought to learn more about them online. That people were even curious enough to ask is encouraging (at least for someone hoping the Democrats will win). Another technology that changed the debate experience was Current’s live video stream with a Twitter overlay, which we wrote about immediately after the first Presidential debate.The candidates may not have used online search while they were debating, but we sure hope they will every day they are in office. It’s changed fundamentally our relationship with politics and we hope that politicians can keep up. Maybe they can even take the lead. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC

first_img Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC Anselm Hannemann 2018-08-17T11:57:10+02:00 2018-08-17T12:41:01+00:00Building technology and software has become a very responsible job. People trust the products we create, and they can have a significant impact on their lives, too. Considering this, we not only need to think about inclusive solutions, but also stand up and advocate for ethics, reliability, and security. It’s a position that gives us power.Eric Meyer published an article elaborating the problems which an HTTPS-only web is bringing along. In it, he reveals that developing countries suffer a lot from this development as they often have bad internet connections and, due to the encryption, they now experience more website errors than before. Ben Werdmüller jumped in and published the article “Stop building for San Francisco” in which he points out one of the biggest problems we have as developers: We use privileged hardware and infrastructure. We build experiences using the latest iPhones, Macbooks with Gigabit or fast 4G connections but never consider that most people we’re building for use devices and infrastructures that are far from being that well-equipped. Making the web more secure is a great idea, beyond question, but we should also keep in mind the consequences that the latest tech and our design decisions might have for others.NewsTypeScript 3.0 was released with a couple of convenient language features and fixes.Implemented in Chrome since quite a while already, Client Hints are an amazing feature. To improve privacy, the functionality of Client Hints for responsive images changed with Chrome 67. Colin Bendell explains the differences and why Client Hints are so useful for performance.Developers have been asking a lot about Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) and how to debug websites with it enabled. Now the WebKit team shares the ITP Debug Mode which gives you a lot more flexibility and tools to track down issues.Starting in October, most browsers will distrust Symantec TLS certificates entirely and, thus, block access to websites which still use them. Please update your certificate if you haven’t already.The latest version of Chrome (68) brings a new “not secure” notification when visiting HTTP pages. Be aware of this and upgrade your sites accordingly. Also new in Chrome 68 are the new Page Lifecycle API, a great new API for page events, as well as the Payment Handler API. HTTP cache is now ignored when requesting updates to a service worker, bringing Chrome in line with the spec and other browsers. Apart from that, the cursor values grab and grabbing are now unprefixed in the new version — finally.With so much happening on the web, what should we really pay attention to? At SmashingConf New York 2018 we’ll explore everything from PWAs, font loading best practices, web performance and eCommerce UX optimization, to refactoring CSS, design workflows and convincing your clients. With Sarah Drasner, Dan Mall, Sara Soueidan, Jason Grigsby, and many other speakers. Oct 23–24. Check the speakers →GeneralIf you’re building for Open Source, you need to decide which license your project should use. Now there’s a new option, the Just World License. It’s for developers who “agree in general with the principles of open source software but are uncomfortable with their software being used as part of efforts to destroy lives, our environment and our future”.Deep-learning machines are a big topic these days, but some people are exploring even better algorithms that outperform deep-learning machines easily at video games.Drew DeVault’s “Simple, correct, fast: in that order” is a great reminder to set priorities straight in web and software development.Jonathan Fulton wrote a handy resource called “The basic architecture concepts I wish I knew when I was getting started as a web developer”, which is a great web architecture 101 and foundation for newcomers in our industry.UI/UXEthics for Design is a project where twelve designers and researchers from eight European cities discuss the, sometimes harmful, impact of design on our societies and what designers can do to work for the good of all and not just a few.ToolingPrashant Palikhe wrote a long story about the art of debugging with Chrome’s Developer Tools, which I can highly recommend as it’s a very complete reference to get to know the developer tools of a browser. If you use another browser, that’s not a big problem as most tools are quite similar.WebP is an image format with a couple of nice features and likely one of the best-known new formats besides the common JPEG/PNG ones. However, creating WebP images can still be a challenge, so Jeremy Wagner wrote a guide on how to convert images to WebP.Douglas Creager introduces the new Network Error Logging which allows you to instruct user agents to collect the same set of information that would appear in your server logs.Many of us are addicted to communication tools like Slack. The folks from Wildbit decided to shut down Slack for a week — with a significant effect on how they work. An interesting case study about how we tend to get too comfortable with a useful tool and don’t use it as we should anymore. From time to time, it’s important to reset our minds.Dennis Reimann published the first stable version of UIEngine, a workbench for UI-driven development.SecurityA new Observer is around: The ReportingObserver API lets you know when your site uses a deprecated API or runs into a browser intervention. So far, it’s available in Chrome 69. You could easily use this to send errors that previously were only available in the Console to your backend or error handling service.Web PerformanceDo you remember QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections)? The protocol engineered by Google that they use internally and that is shaping up quite well for larger use? While the IETF is currently standardizing the format towards the end of the year, Cloudflare engineers now share their experience from testing it.A QUIC handshake only takes a single round-trip between client and server to complete, whereas TCP and TLS usually need two. (Image source)HTML & SVGWhen you have user-generated content, you often don’t know if you have just one element or a list of elements to output. At Colloq, we wanted to do semantics right and built a system that allows us to output a p tag when only one element is in the container, otherwise a ol/ul list with various list items.AccessibilityDave Rupert shares the A11Y Nutrition Cards, a project that attempts to digest and simplify the accessibility expectations when it comes to component authoring.Skip links are quite common accessibility features. Hampus Sethfors now wrote an article on why many of the links are still broken and how to fix them properly.JavaScriptOne year after they introduced their Progressive Web App, Zack Argyle from the Pinterest engineering team takes a look back. It’s important to note why they decided to build a PWA: “Our mobile web experience for people in low-bandwidth environments and limited data plans was not good”. But the results for them are amazing to see.Philip Walton introduces the new Page Lifecycle API which helps us determine page states in the browser more easily via events, such as the page being in the background (not visible), active, frozen or even terminated.Whoops, you all know eval() in JavaScript is bad, right? That’s why we usually forbid its usage in Content Security Policies. But Remy Sharp reminds us that there’s a line of code which is equally bad for security.Addy Osmani researched the cost of JavaScript in 2018 and now shares evidence that every byte of JavaScript is still the most expensive resource we can send to mobile phones because it can delay interactivity significantly. This is a problem especially for not so capable phones that are widely used outside the tech industry.Hidde de Vries explains how we can make page titles accessible in JavaScript Single Page Application.What’s the real cost of JavaScript? One of the findings from Addy Osmani’s research: It takes a low-end 2018 phone 32 seconds longer than an iPhone 8 to process JavaScript for CNN.com. (Image source)CSSMax Böck explored a few CSS Grid techniques to build the layouts of tomorrow with relatively simple code.Sara Soueidan explains how we can build inclusive toggle switches with modern HTML and CSS.Jen Simmons shares common CSS Grid mistakes and how to solve them.Ethan Marcotte explains the still relatively new fr-unit that we mostly use for CSS Grids.Work & LifeParis Marx wrote about why he thinks digital nomads are not the future. He argues that location independence is only possible because of communication infrastructures built with public funds and that it’s not fair to abuse them.This week I learned how useful it can be to think outside the box and how remote work and pursuing your hobby can help solve technical challenges.It’s not the first time a company is testing a 4-day workweek. However, it’s great to see how the concept can be established successfully and with benefits for both — the employees and the work done.Going Beyond…Tobias van Schneider wrote about why the Sagmeister-Walsh studio is so successful by staying small and why dreaming big but staying small is so important for creative thinking.Ben Werdmüller shares his thoughts on how different it has become to start a business when you’re, for example, in San Francisco. This is a story where $117,000 are considered a “low income” in San Francisco and how this limits ideas.Jeremy Nagel makes us think about the impact of our open-source code: As developers we tend to believe that making our code freely available is an amazing move but we forget that we make it available to bad players as well — to coal miners, to pollution-contributing companies, to those who use people to get rich while mistreating them, to those who rip you off indirectly. It’s not that you can’t do anything about it; you have to be aware of these issues and apply a better license or add a dedicated statement to your code.India has a big plastic waste problem. Since a couple of months, a couple of fishers don’t ignore the plastic problem anymore but collect all the waste in their nets instead, and bring it back to the shore where it’s used to build roads. A great idea of making use of trash efficiently. (cm)From our sponsors: Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUICYou are here: Posted on 17th August 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharecenter_img HomeWeb DesignMonthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019last_img read more

Robin’s Kickstarter Splash Points To Users’ Smartphone Storage War

first_imgRelated Posts Nextbit is not just any Kickstarter startup. The company, formed by Google and HTC alumni, unveiled its Robin smartphone earlier today and, as of this writing, nabbed more than half of its crowdfunding goal on the first day. So far, more than 1,100 backers have pledged upwards of $400,000 towards the $500,000 target, making Robin’s launch look like an inevitability. The reason for its success seems to stem from a very clear and straightforward message that cuts to the heart of a common complaint from mobile users: lack of storage. See also: Why Android Won’t Save BlackBerry, And BlackBerry Can’t Help AndroidCalled “the only cloud-first smartphone” by its makers, the device runs a customized version of Android that automatically offloads photos, apps and more, and stashes them online. Google’s mobile OS is already very cloud-centric, from Gmail to Google Photos. But Robin takes it another step further.  Storage WarsThe speed with which the Robin’s Kickstarter campaign has taken off can’t simply be down to the discounts on offer for early birds—it shows users really don’t want to worry about local storage any more.Our mobile devices increasingly manage to do more these days, which also means that people store more on them. But built-in phone storage can be expensive, as larger capacity models run at a premium. Meanwhile, features like SD card support are quickly going out of style, in favor of unibody designs unmarred by things like unsightly card slots or removable back covers. See also: Chip, The $9 Computer, Could Fuel An Explosion Of New ApplicationsRobin attacks this problem as its raison d’être. The device is more affordable than the full retail cost of other premium smartphones, at $399 (full price, though some $349 tier offers are still available at the present moment). For the money, it offers 32GB and 100GB of online space. That cloud storage is key. Rarely opened apps automatically dispatch themselves to the cloud, with their icons grayed out until you need to use (and download) them again. It also backs up full-sized photos over Wi-Fi. There’s another benefit of this approach. Like Google’s marketing approach for its Chromebooks, Robin’s promotional video practically says, “Don’t worry if you drop it in the drink [or see your dog chew on it], because you can just pick up where you left off.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJntCtPfgokThe phone boasts distinctive looks as well: Users can pick from a Mint or Midnight color theme, and the handsets come with a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display. Devs, Start Slimming Those AppsNextbit’s success points to the frustrations today’s mobile users put up with, and if this marks the beginning of a trend, then many app makers may have to consider more lightweight approaches to building their software and services. Users likely lose patience first with large apps or apps that cache a lot of data. Games can be some of the worst culprits, and the category could explode further still, if trends like virtual reality explode. But really, any kind of media application is also most probably a storage hogger (particularly if it doesn’t have a strong cloud component).Consumers are clearly nonplussed at having to pay so much for larger phone-storage capacity, just to manage their apps and photos. While, it’s too soon to say if Robin’s tactic hits on the right formula to solve this dilemma, early signs look good. The approach itself, however, is not entirely revolutionary—in fact, it’s somewhat similar to the approach Google and Apple are already taking. An Android or iPhone user can now quickly retrieve apps, contacts, emails and photos with a single sign in on a new phone, even if the process isn’t as intuitive or as seamless as Nextbit is trying to make it. iTunes, Google Play, as well as third-party apps like Netflix and Spotify, already keep content in the cloud and download it as needed. What the Robin brings to the table, though, is an intelligent, automatic clear-up process that saves users the effort of doing the same job manually. Or at least, that’s the claim. Cloudy MattersFor tech makers, cloud storage may seem like the answer to some major problems, but it’s not a panacea. It can come with its own set of issues for them and their users—such as available bandwidth, data use, cost and connectivity. Still, if Nextbit’s early Kickstarter popularity proves anything, it’s that developers need to work on syncing solutions that operate like magic—without leaving users with a huge data bill or a buffering icon at the end of it. That’s not easy. As of 2015, plenty of users still want that local, offline option despite their storage woes—Amazon beat Netflix to the punch with an offline mode earlier today—and that’s likely to continue until high speed Internet access becomes more ubiquitous and inexpensive. Meanwhile, Google and Apple will probably watch Nextbit’s rise with interest. So don’t be surprised if iCloud and Google Drive become even more essential to their respective platforms in the years to come.Images courtesy of Nextbit Why Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W… These Mistakes Can Derail a Legacy Software Con… How AI is Learning to Play with Wordscenter_img david nield Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Tags:#Android#cloud#mobile#Nextbit#smartphones#The Robin 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