Nature Backpedals Over Stem-Cell Hype

first_imgAfter Nature printed an upbeat press release last month that stem cells could be extracted without killing an embryo (see 08/25/2006), critics found that the experiment did indeed kill the embryos.  Also, it turns out none of the stem cell lines survived, and that more than one cell had been extracted from the embryos, contrary to claims made in the press.    Associated Press reported (see Fox News) that Advanced Cell Technology was accused before a Senate hearing of misrepresenting its research and of hyping a technique before it was shown to work.  Nature Science Update wrote a response apologizing for the misrepresentation.  They said that even though the article contained the facts about the destruction of the embryos in its supplementary material, it should have clarified that the research only showed that the technique might work in principle.Only the scrutiny of the public is going to prevent abuse in the stem-cell gold rush.  Nature was originally praised for coming up with an “ethical” way to harvest embryonic stem cells, but look how ethical it turned out to be.  There is big money and ambition shoving ES research on this country, in spite of the fact that it has no track record (while adult stem cell research is already saving lives).  Don’t expect the researchers or science journals to act in morally responsible ways when eyes are glazed over with dreams of fame and prize money.    There is a detailed analysis of stem cell hype and politics in Ann Coulter’s recent best-selling book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 24 July 2010

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting We’re always on the lookout for upcoming Web tech events from around world. Know of something taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.You can import individual events in the Events Guide into Google Calendar using the link beside each entry, or download the entire thing as an iCal file (which is importable into Google Calendar, Outlook, Windows Live Calendar, etc.) or even view it as a world map.19 – 23 July 2010: Portland, OregonOSCON 2010 If the first years of OSCON were about opening the minds of big business to the philosophy of open source, are the years ahead about opening the minds of the open source community to the possibilities of its future? As open source becomes fully integrated into the corporate environment, OSCON helps to define, maintain, and extend the identity of what it means to be open source.OSCON focuses on the substance of technology, not the shadow, filtering the information that most merits attention and preparing participants for curves and challenges in the coming year and beyond. OSCON is the place to be inspired and challenged, renew bonds to community, make new connections, and find ways to give back to the open source movement. OSCON has also become one of the most important places to make open source related announcements, and to unveil projects and products. For more information, visit July 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaTomorrow’s Web San Francisco Tomorrow’s Web aims to bring young people together to learn from each other and provide unique real life networking opportunities. Each conference has a strong lineup of keynote speakers, as well as expert panels and workshops.Tomorrow’s Web San Francisco is being held at Kicklabs, 250 Brannan Street, San Francisco. Kicklabs is San Francisco’s home to the best and the brightest startups in the business; a perfect venue to hold the first US Tomorrow’s Web Conference. Key speakers at Tomorrow’s Web 2010 San Francisco include Abby Laporte (Abby’s Road), Daniel Brusilovsky (Teens in Tech), Brian Wong (Follow Formation) and Chris Leydon (TinyGrab).Tickets for attendance for both Tomorrow’s Web 2010 San Francisco and London, are now available for purchase and booking.7 August 2010: LondonTomorrow’s Web London Tomorrow’s Web aims to bring young people together to learn from each other and provide unique real life networking opportunities. Each conference has a strong lineup of keynote speakers, as well as expert panels and workshops.Tomorrow’s Web London will take place on August 7th 2010 and is being held at the Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. Park Crescent Conference Centre is located right in the heart of London’s buzzing tech scene, overlooking the magnificent Regents Park; an easily accessible venue. Key speakers at Tomorrow’s Web 2010 London include Christian Owens (Branchr), James Gill (GoSquared), Josh Buckley (MiniMonsters) and Jonathan Grubin (MiniG Media Ltd).Tickets for attendance for both Tomorrow’s Web 2010 San Francisco and London, are now available for purchase and booking.24 August 2010: New York CityFundingPost Summer Venture and Angel EventFundingPost has hosted 165-plus sold-out venture events in 19 cities over the past 9 years. At our next NY event, the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!We will be discussing trends in Early-Stage Investing, hot sectors, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists, both before the panel & after the panel at the Cocktail Party! Register here.31 August 2010: Sydney, AustraliaReal World Mobile AIMIA and VentureOne are delighted to announce the Real World Mobile event to be held in Sydney on Tuesday 31st August. And on Day Two, we present a series of case studies – extended in length and coverage. Key topics will be covered with the emphasis on how mobile transforms: location and commerce; social networking; TV/video and games; customer experience – real world voice of the consumer; advertising and marketing including search & measurement; apps and augmented realityIncluded in the program is a live panel of consumers, facilitated by Oliver Weidlich, Mobile Experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to question them: What is their experience of their mobile/s – how do they interact with content, apps, advertising and brands on mobile? What do they like and dislike? What are the real issues they have? What will they respond to in the future? Register here.13 – 14 September 2010: Sydney, AustraliaOpen Source Software Pacific-Asia ConferenceOSSPAC is focused on helping enterprises of all sizes – businesses and government – learn how open source software can be used to reduce costs and increase efficiency in a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective way. Even though it provides plenty of technical sessions, the main audience for OSSPAC is IT managers, project leads, and executive management who are looking at leveraging open source in their organizations. We’re offering over 30 sessions on topics ranging from Cloud Computing to the Economics of Open Source. For more information, please visit Engage customers across emerging channels. Learn how empowered employees can better serve customers using social, cloud, mobile, and video technologies.Innovate by harnessing the power of collaboration. See how leading organizations are using organizational models, tool sets, and new skills to accelerate innovation with collaboration platforms and tools like social networks.Accelerate your strategy while balancing risk and return. Learn to optimize processes and tools like enterprise content management, eDiscovery, search, and intranet portals to mitigate risks and maximize information discovery, use, and re-use.Register here.18 October 2010: Washington D.C.Digital East 2010DE10 will feature over 50 leading industry speakers addressing best practices on topics including Social Media, Online Advertising, E-commerce, Cloud Computing, Web Analytics, Search, Email and more. When registering, use the code RWW50m for 20% off. Related Posts Blake Chandlee, VP & Commercial Director, EMEA, FacebookNicki Kenyon, Vice President, Digital Marketing APMEA, MasterCardReynold D’Silva, Global Brand Marketing Manager, UnileverPooja Arora, Brand Manager, P&GThomas Crampton, Asia-Pacific Director, 360 Digital Influence, Ogilvy Public Relations WorldwideLito S. German, Marketing Director, BMW Group AsiaRanjeet-Shandu Singh, Digital Project Manager, Ogilvy One SingaporeDerek Yeo, Head of Marketing, Tiger Airways29 – 30 September 2010: New York CityLocation-Based Marketing SummitLocation-Based Marketing Summit is the leading event for Fortune 1000 companies seeking to maximize marketing, commerce and business strategies using location-based services. Attendees receive focused, practical and valuable industry insight that can be immediately utilized in developing a location-based strategy. We give you an inside look at the location based marketing activities of major brands. Hear from companies who’ve made the journey and learn from their experiments and activities. Location-Based Marketing Summit helps you cut through the hype and separate buzz from success. Speakers include VaynerMedia, New Jersey Nets, Tasti D-lite, Deep Focus, Adweek,, Yelp, SimpleGeo, Geodelic, and more. Use our special ReadWriteWeb promo code RWWVIP to save an extra $100 off registration. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… How do you measure the maturity and the effectiveness of the security and risk management practice and build a road map for the future?How do you build a data security architecture to protect information no matter who has it and where it rests?How can you apply enterprise risk management disciplines to information security?How do you embed security throughout the network, not just on the perimeter?Register here.22 – 23 September 2010: SingaporeSocial Media World Forum AsiaSocial Media World Forum Asia is back for 2010. The event will be taking place at the larger venue – The Suntec Conference Centre – before the F1 Singapore night race. Two days of interactive and engaging conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, exhibition hall, workshops and networking. Speakers include: Transform delivery organizations. See how organizations apply Lean and Agile to rethink how they align with and deliver against current and anticipated business strategies and demands.Drive innovation. Learn how to improve delivery flow and drive software innovation to bring greater business differentiation and higher customer and constituent satisfaction.Thrive in a dynamic business and technology world. Identify new practices and technologies that organizations use to design, deliver, and measure breakthrough and sustainable business value.Business Process professionals will learn to:Drive business process management into the organization. See how organizations embrace business process management (BPM) to deliver sustainable business value.Empower employees to make change. Learn what skills, disciplines, and technologies organizations utilize to accelerate innovation and change.Differentiate customer and constituent service experiences. Discover how organizations put the customer first to design and deliver breakthrough customer service and support processes.Register here.7 – 8 October 2010:Washington, D.C.Content & Collaboration Forum 2010 Today, the people in your organization have unprecedented expectations for driving better, faster business outcomes using content and collaboration technologies. Harnessing the trends that underlie those expectations in order to drive real business outcomes — like revenue growth, reduced operating expense, and improved return on assets — requires IT to assume a new leadership position. On top of building engaging Web experiences to drive revenue and reduce service costs, Content & Collaboration (CC) Professionals must optimize portal, search, collaboration, and eDiscovery strategies that enhance employee productivity while mitigating risks. CC professionals require a new set of skills to address the culture, process, and technology changes amid this groundswell of business technology expectations. To capitalize on these changes, CC professionals at the Content & Collaboration Forum 2010 will learn to: 16 – 17 September 2010: BostonSecurity Forum Forum 2010 As the global economy recovers in 2010, Security & Risk professionals must continue to balance tactical and technical responsibilities with the long-term strategic objectives of the business. To achieve this goal, you must aspire to transform your security organization from a reactive silo of technical security expertise to a proactive information risk management team. You must also adopt the same objectives and measures of success as the business. This year’s Security Forum Forum 2010 will focus on: 1) evaluating the maturity and effectiveness of the security organization; 2) laying out a road map for architectural optimization and innovation; and 3) ensuring that the right skills, incentives, and metrics are in place for the long-term success of the security program. Key questions that this forum will answer: ReadWrite Sponsors High-level Panel Sessions on important topics encompassing China’s Entrepreneurial EcosystemThe Morning Market, giving firms the opportunity to showcase their businessesOver 20 unique entrepreneurship workshopsGala Dinner and Award Ceremony for the CE Entrepreneurship Ecosystem AwardsOver 45 investor presentations and one-on-one meetings with VC’s, PE’s and Angel InvestorsFor further information, visit – 29 October 2010: ChicagoConsumer Forum 2010 More than 10 years ago, just a few industries scrambled to cope with new Web-based, consumer-empowering tools like comparison shopping engines and direct banks. Now it’s Twitter, YouTube, and foursquare. These tools have put more power in the hands of individuals than ever before. Whether you are running an online-only firm or one business unit of a global firm, Forrester’s Consumer Forum 2010 will provide specific answers to the critical issues of consumer change and empowerment that are confronting all consumer-facing companies today. The time to unleash your employees and transform your company is now, and this event will showcase ideas, best practices, and case studies to help you do it. As an exciting addition to this year’s Consumer Forum, we’ll be featuring content and ideas from Forrester’s new book, Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business, by Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler, slated for release just weeks before the event. Key questions this forum will answer: 25 – 27 October 2010: Beijing, ChinaThe China Mega-Forum for Entrepreneurship & Innovation China Entrepreneurs presents The China Mega-Forum for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Gathering more than 1000 professionals over the course of three days, this forum will place attendees at the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in China. Joined by more than 400 elite high growth ventures, 200 prominent investment firms, and 60 premier-level speakers, attendees will be immersed into a full schedule of high-level content and unparalleled networking. Highlights include: 5 October 2010: New York CityFinovateFallFinovateFall will return to Manhattan on Tuesday, October 5 to showcase dozens of the biggest and most innovative new ideas in financial and banking technology from established leaders and hot young companies. The Fall event is the original and largest Finovate and features a single day packed with our special blend of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) and intimate networking time with top executives from the innovative demoing companies.FinovateFall is a unique chance to see the future of finance and banking before your competition and find the edge you need in today’s market. Early bird registration rates are available.7 – 8 October 2010: Washington, D.C.Business Process And Application Delivery Forum 2010 As an Application Development & Delivery or Business Process professional, your efforts not only serve the business but also empower your business to succeed despite rapid change. But every day brings faster-changing business dynamics. Business Process And Application Delivery Forum 2010 will arm you with the knowledge, insight, and practices you need to meet demanding expectations from your CEOs, COOs, CxOs, agency heads, and directors and deliver the kind of breakthrough and sustainable business value you know your organization must achieve. Application Development & Delivery professionals will learn to: Tags:#Events Guide#web How has the rise of empowered consumers changed customer relationships with B2C firms?What kinds of leaders do you need at your firm that can help unleash employees to solve customer problems?Which firms have best tapped into the creativity of employees to serve empowered consumers?How are consumers using their mobile devices for product research and decisions?What is the role of social media in engaging customers across channels?What impact will pervasive video and connectivity have on customers?What new opportunities exist for firms to connect with empowered consumers?How do firms create metrics and incentives that measure and promote employee empowerment?What new organizational models best empower employees to serve customers?Register here.2 November: LondonMobile Cloud Computing World ForumMobile Cloud Computing World Forum will provide a full perspective of mobile cloud computing and SaaS from business value through integration and implementation and to the emergent trends in the industry. Get the scoop on the latest products, meet with clients and drum up new business with valuable leads. Meet some of the best known mobile cloud computing and SaaS professionals in person and exchange your experiences.Show Highlights include:1 day conference and exhibition on Enterprise Mobile Cloud Computing and Enterprise AppsHear from leading case studies on how they have integrated mobile into their working practicesLearn from the key players offering Mobile products and servicesBenefit from our pre-show online meeting plannerNetwork in our combined exhibition and catering areaEvening networking party for all attendeesTo book now or for more information visit November 2010: Lausanne & Geneva, SwitzerlandCloud and ICT 2.0 Summit The European Tech Tour Association is launching its newest vertical event with its inaugural Cloud & ICT 2.0 Summit, the Catalyst of the Cloud Computing Industry in Europe. Its focus is on celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe and on raising global awareness for the top 25+ European start-up companies in the cloud computing field that are making their mark in the industry.The Cloud ICT & 2.0 Summit is interested in European Cloud Computing companies with the potential to become global leaders in their market. The deadline for company applications is September 3, 2010. Register here now.29 – 30 March 2011: LondonSocial Media World Forum EuropeSocial Media World Forum Europe: Two days of interactive & engaging conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, exhibition hall, workshops and networking.Social Media World Forum Europe is continuing to evolve and deliver an event which is second to none, ensuring our audience receive the maximum potential from attending our shows. New for 2011 we have introduced interactive panel discussions, live streamed debate sessions, collaborative learning, break-out group discussions, open Q&A portions in every session, open workshops, with group discussions and interactive zones within the exhibition hall. We have introduced the Online Marketing Toolbox Workshops, educating in all elements of the online marketing mix, such as SEO, Paid Search, Affiliate, Mobile & Apps. The perfect toolbox to complete your online marketing strategy.Download this entire events calendar in iCal format. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

inMarket orders a round of beacons; coming to a bar near you soon

first_imgInternet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#AMI Entertainment#beacon#CES2017#inBar#inMarket Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck David Currycenter_img Related Posts Mobile beacon solutions firm inMarket dropped a new platform for entertainment venues at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017.The new ambient intelligence platform, called inBar, lets venue operators tap into consumer’s mobiles and connect them to “second-screen experiences,” including:Control of smart jukeboxes, including entrance musicRide-hailing options after three hours at the barFast food options after 2 amExtra swipes on a dating appDrink specials for fantasy sports playersNo word if it’ll help with ill-advised texting late at night.inMarket has partnered with AMI Entertainment, a major supplier of jukeboxes, TVs, and other electronics to bars and other venues. It will begin to deploy beacons to 25,000 entertainment venues in the U.S. that use AMI equipment over the next few months.Can be tailored to specific localesMore experiences could be added to inBar to fit a certain brand event or venue. inMarket has worked directly with clients, like Energizer or Heineken, in the retail world; inBar allows brands to penetrate consumer smartphones while in the bar, cinema, or club.“We’re laying the foundation of the connected bar of the future, while enabling hyper-contextual advertising on premise.” said inMarket CEO and co-founder, Todd Dipaola. “We have six years of experience digitally connecting consumers and brands at retail capacity and we’re excited those experiences to bars with AMI as an amazing partner.”See Also: Estimote Mirror combines smart beacons with TV displaysinMarket has already shown its ability to make customers spend money. On the Black Friday weekend, the beacon supplier said it influenced $14.5 billion in sales. The beacon supplier hopes inBar can do the same for clients, by providing experiences that make consumers spend more money in the right places.The new platform will be shown off at CES 2017 and is set to be deployed shortly afterwards in thousands of venues. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

Khali aids Mahal to retain WWE title at WWE Battleground

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ ONE fighter Batolbatol passes away MOST READ It was already a tough draw for Orton, with the Singh brothers interjecting themselves numerous times in the match but tried his best to fend off the interference. He even punched Samir Singh out of his way and forced the latter to crash to the announce table on the outside.But the number’s gain was just too much to fight through, with Mahal keeping the title in his grasp.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the night’s other matches, John Cena bested Rusev in their flag match, finishing his Bulgarian foe with an Attitude Adjustment on a pair of tables before erecting the flag of the USA on the podium.Kevin Owens also reclaimed the WWE United States Championship after turning AJ Styles’ crossface into a pin to stun his fierce rival. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ In the kickoff show, Aiden English beat Tye Dillinger after nailing the Director’s Cut. IDL The New Day became the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions, topping The Usos after Kofi Kingston nailed Jimmy Uso with the Trouble in Paradise, followed by Xavier Woods connecting with the Elbow Drop.Natalya also earned her title shot at SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi after outlasting four other contenders in their five-woman elimination match.The Queen of Harts got her knees up on Charlotte’s moonsault and followed it with a small package to drive the latter’s head to the bottom turnbuckle, scoring the pinfall. Becky Lynch, Lana, and Tamina were also part of the match but got eliminated early.Baron Corbin disqualified himself in his match against Shinsuke Nakamura, nailing the King of Strong Style with a lowblow before attacking him with his Money in the Bank briefcase and connecting with the End of Days in a post-match attack.Sami Zayn gained a measure of retribution against Mike Kanellis, hitting the Helluva Kick for the three-count.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Jinder Mahal successfully defends his WWE Championship, outlasting Randy Orton in their Punjabi Prison match with the aid of The Great Khali. Photo by WWE.comThe Great Khali made his shocking return and assisted Jinder Mahal to successfully defend his WWE Championship against Randy Orton in their Punjabi Prison match Sunday (Monday, Manila time) at WWE Battleground in Philadelphia.With the Viper sensing victory, the Indian giant came out and rocked the outer cell to force Orton back in the prison. There, Khali choked Orton from the outside, allowing Mahal to climb out of the cell and win the match.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

Warriors, Spurs try to forget blown chances for 2-0 leads

first_imgLATEST STORIES No lenten break for PH teams with tough task ahead in Fiba 3×3 World Tour Masters Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan rips his jersey as he heads to the bench after drawing his second personal foul against the Denver Nuggets early in the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The Golden State Warriors are trying to regain the lead in a series they probably still can’t believe is tied.Same with the San Antonio Spurs, who like the Warriors know they are facing an opponent who won’t stay down no matter how far they fall down.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles A look at Thursday’s games:76ERS AT NETSTied 1-1. Game 3, 8 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: After dropping the opener and leading by only one at halftime of Game 2, the 76ers finally looked like favorites by pouring in 51 points in the third quarter to roll to a 145-123 victory. Now they go to the home of the Nets, who have won Game 3 in their last three playoff series dating to the first round in 2014.KEEP AN EYE ON: Joel Embiid. Even limited by knee soreness, he has double-doubles in both games to give him nine in his first 10 postseason games. Only Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson had more.INJURY WATCH: The Nets are listing veteran forward Jared Dudley as probable. His defense played a key role in the opener but he missed Game 2 with right calf tightness.PRESSURE IS ON: Brooklyn’s starters. The bench helped carry the Nets after a slow start in Game 1, but the hole was too big to climb after the dismal beginning to the second half of Game 2.NUGGETS AT SPURSSeries tied at 1. Game 3, 9 p.m. EDT, NBATVNEED TO KNOW: With their Game 2 win, the Nuggets snapped a five-game skid to the Spurs in the playoffs that dated to 2007. They couldn’t afford to fall 2-0 given the Nuggets have dropped 13 straight in San Antonio. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img PRESSURE IS ON: Golden State’s defense. The Warriors allowed 85 points in the second half of Game 2, too much even for their potent offense to overcome.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated KEEP AN EYE ON: Gary Harris. Sure, Murray scored 21 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and big man Nikola Jokic just missed his second triple-double of the series, but Harris chipped in 23. He flies under the radar.PRESSURE IS ON: Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan. The tandem combined 55 points, but may need to take their game to an even higher level — if that’s possible. “We had control of the game. We just let the fourth quarter get away,” Aldridge said. “We didn’t execute defensively as well as we had the other three quarters and we let those guys get going a little bit.”WARRIORS AT CLIPPERSTied 1-1. Game 3, 10:30 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: Lou Williams, the favorite for Sixth Man of the Year, is averaging 30.5 points and 10 assists in the series. Fellow reserve Montrezl Harrell has scored 25.5 points on 20-of-24 shooting.KEEP AN EYE ON: Durant and Patrick Beverley. Beverley’s antics in defending the 6-foot-9 Durant are fun to watch, and having some success. Durant took only eight shots in Game 2 and coach Steve Kerr wants him to be more aggressive.“The guy is the most skilled basketball player on planet earth,” Kerr said. “There’s nobody who can do what he can do. It’s the playoffs. Defenses are more locked in, they’re playing everybody tougher. I don’t know how many shots he got the other night, seven, eight. Absolutely he needs to be more aggressive. It’s the playoffs. He can get any shot he wants any time. I want to see him get 20 shots, 30.”INJURY WATCH: With DeMarcus Cousins lost to a torn left quadriceps muscle, Andrew Bogut will step in to start for the two-time defending champions. He re-signed last month for a second stint with the franchise after playing for the 2015 champions and the ’16 team that won 73 games before losing to LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 7 of the finals.“This is why we got him, just in case,” Kerr said.In addition, Kevon Looney will see increased minutes. He scored a career-high 19 points on 6-for-6 shooting in Game 1 filling in for Cousins, who won’t require surgery for the injury. The big man returned in January from a nearly yearlong absence recovering from surgery for a torn left Achilles tendon. The Clippers’ historic comeback against the Warriors, followed by Denver’s potential season-saving surge against the Spurs, made that clear.So things are all even in those two Western Conference first-round series, which resume with a pair of Game 3s on Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPhiladelphia and Brooklyn play the other Game 3 of the night in an East series that also is tied at a game apiece.Golden State would be up 2-0 if not for the Clippers’ colossal comeback — or the Warriors’ colossal collapse — on Monday night in Game 2. The Warriors led by 31 in the third quarter before Los Angeles charged back to win 135-131 after the biggest rally in NBA postseason history. The Warriors won Game 1 by 17, appeared headed toward an even easier win in Game 2, and yet go into Game 3 basically starting from scratch.“If you were up 30 with a quarter and a half to go, you just lose out of nowhere, it’s like somebody ran up to you and punched you in the guy and ran away,” Kevin Durant said. “It’s shock. I don’t even know how to explain it.”The seventh-seeded Spurs took the series opener against a Denver team that was an NBA-best 34-7 at home during the regular season. San Antonio then was up 78-59 late in the third quarter of Game 2 before Jamal Murray’s 21-point fourth quarter carried the Nuggets to a 114-105 victory.At least the Spurs, unlike the Warriors, can regroup in their home building, where the Nuggets haven’t won since 2012.“It’s definitely not ideal to have a lead and then blow it like that,” Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge said. “We came in and definitely played a pretty good first half, but you know when you come on the road in the playoffs and you win one game on the road, that’s great. So we’ve got to go home and try to take care of business.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more


first_imgExamples of the photos taken by Sporting Images at the 2005 Youth World Cup can be viewed in the 2005 Youth World Cup photo gallery. Simply click on ‘gallery’ on the left hand side of the homepage and then scroll down to number 7: Youth World Cup. There are several pictures on display here. All photos will also be available for purchase and viewing at from next Thursday onwards. Simply follow the links to Touch- Youth World Cup on their website.last_img

2012 NSW Junior State Cup Results

first_img10’s Boys – McCall Cup Wests Magpies 13 defeated Wagga Wagga 410’s Girls – Tirado CupWagga 11 defeated Wollongong 012’s Boys – Zabielo CupBalmain 7 defeated Berkeley Vale 212’s Girls – Vassallo CupManly 3 defeated Wagga Wagga 214’s Girls – Taylor CupManly 9 defeated Berkeley Vale 214’s Boys – Yiangou CupParramatta 7 defeated Penrith 216’s Boys – Wall CupRyde Eastwood 7 defeated Parramatta 616’s Girls – Toohey CupParramatta 3 d Berkeley Vale 018’s Boys – Galea CupBankstown 9 defeated Manly 218’s Girls – Rose CupManly 9 defeated Easts Roosters 6Manly won the Club Championship ahead of Wagga Wagga and Berkeley Vale.Highlights from the event have started to be uploaded to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel. Highlights including ‘Plays of the Day’, the 18’s Boys and Girls grand final highlights as well as daily highlights packages have been added to the channel and can be found by clicking on this read more

10 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso acknowledges sack pressure

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso acknowledges sack pressureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso acknowledges he was under pressure ahead of victory over SPAL.There was talk he could be sacked if they lost.Gattuso said, “The Milan jersey and history of this club naturally means people expect more, including the club owners, Leonardo and Paolo Maldini too.“This team can give more, even if we have many young players who need to gain experience. Every time we look as if we’re ready to make the step up to the next level, we fall down, and that’s where we have to improve.“We also have to deal with players who can make mistakes and the San Siro crowd does not let anything go, but remember this is a tough league.“All I can bring is honesty. We look each other in the eyes with respect and clarity every day, as those are the elements we need to sort things out.” last_img read more

Video: Porn Star Mia Khalifa Outlines The Reasons That Braxton Miller Should Transfer To Florida State

first_imgCardale Jones throwing a pass at an Ohio State football practice.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: Quarterbacks J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes watch alongside Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes as Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the offense for the Ohio State Buckeyes Gray team against the Scarlet team at Ohio Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Noted Florida State fan Mia Khalifa, who is also one of the world’s most famous adult film stars, has been trying to recruit Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to play for her Seminoles for weeks now. Last Friday, Khalifa tweeted at Miller in an attempt to persuade him to finish his college career in Tallahassee. Apparently she needed more than 140 characters to outline the reasons that the Buckeye star should make the move to FSU, so she put together a video for her full pitch. Among her pitches are Florida’s beaches and vacation spots, which he can’t find in Ohio, Jimbo Fisher’s coaching acumen, the ability to beat Clemson, and, of course, the girls of Florida State. She also makes sure to play it safe when it comes to NCAA. We’re not sure if this will help sway Miller at all, but it certainly can’t hurt.last_img read more

Which NFL Teams Really Have the Toughest And Easiest Schedules in 2014

The NFL released its 2014 schedule Wednesday night, confirming the dates and locations of all 256 matchups (and ending your chance to enter the St. Louis Rams’ schedule-guessing contest, even though you had no chance of winning). With the slate solidified, you can probably expect to see more of the standard strength-of-schedule analysis that averages the 2013 winning percentages of a team’s opponents. Unfortunately, those numbers aren’t especially useful, because they assume each team will be exactly as good in 2014 as it was in 2013; in reality, NFL teams vary quite a bit from season to season, and our ability to predict which ones will and won’t be good in a given year is extremely limited.For example, going into the 2013 season, the Detroit Lions were expected to have the league’s second-hardest schedule based on the 2012 records of their opponents. So, what ended up happening? According to the strength-of-schedule component of Pro-Football-Reference’s Simple Rating System, Detroit actually had the league’s easiest slate of opponents last season.In cases like this, a better tactic is to make regressive predictions. We can use a regression formula to predict each team’s 2014 Simple Rating from its ratings over the previous two seasons, while building in plenty of regression to the mean to reflect our limited knowledge. If we base each team’s projected 2014 strength of schedule on these regressive predictions (while also taking into account a 2.5-point home-field advantage depending on where the game is being played), we arrive at the following projected schedule strengths for 2014:The biggest differences between our projected SOS numbers and the NFL’s official rankings center around a handful of teams in the AFC East and NFC South. The AFC East’s record was better in 2013 than it had been in 2012 — despite posting a poorer point differential — while the NFC South had a better record in 2012 than in 2013 (mainly because the Atlanta Falcons’ record declined so much in 2013).Because the regression is looking at two years’ worth of data (albeit weighing results from 2013 about 2½ times as strongly as those from 2012), it expects Atlanta to be roughly an average team in 2014 — not the 4-12 team it’s perceived to be by the NFL’s official SOS metric — which feeds most heavily into the SOS ratings of Atlanta’s divisional foes in Carolina, Tampa Bay and New Orleans.Meanwhile, the two-year regression is skeptical about the AFC East having as good a record in 2014 as it did in 2013. It’s not so much about the AFC East’s improved out-of-division win-loss record in 2013 (it was 22-18 outside the division in 2013, only a modest improvement over its 19-21 record in 2012), but more about the way the division’s records didn’t match up with its teams’ point differentials. According to Football Outsiders, AFC East teams’ actual wins exceeded their pythagorean wins by 3.9 victories in 2013, including 2.6 for the New York Jets alone. Research has shown that such overachievement is rarely sustainable, so our regression method would be expecting a decline for the Jets (and the division as a whole) in 2014.Such a regression-based system is far from perfect; for example, it doesn’t even know about which players changed teams in the offseason between 2013 and 2014. (But even methods that try to account for such wrinkles do a relatively poor job of prediction compared with simple metrics like our regression.) In other words, the above SOS rankings are going to be wrong — but they’re almost certain to be a more accurate gauge of each team’s schedule difficulty in 2014 than the official rankings that only tap into last year’s records. read more