A’s offense, bullpen picks up Trevor Cahill to complete sweep of Rangers

first_imgOAKLAND — Even on days the A’s don’t plan on utilizing the “bullpenning” strategy, it seems to be working out that way lately.A day after Edwin Jackson’s start lasted just three innings, Trevor Cahill struggled to throw strikes and turned in his shortest outing of the season. But the A’s offense and bullpen bailed out the right-hander to complete a sweep of the Texas Rangers in Sunday’s 7-3 victory, bringing the A’s within 2 1/2 games of the Yankees for the top wild card spot with 18 …last_img read more

Bochy maximizing expanded Giants’ bullpen, team preparing to stretch starting rotation

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.LOS ANGELES — With the Giants clinging to a narrow 1-0 lead in the late innings on Saturday against the Dodgers, one of Bruce Bochy’s pitchers expressed a desire to take the mound.Bochy had to remind Johnny Cueto that he’s not yet a member of the active roster.Cueto will make his 2019 season debut with a Tuesday start against the Pirates at Oracle Park, but the veteran right-hander was so engrossed in Saturday’s game …last_img read more

SA’s 20th marine protected area

first_img14 October 2008 The town of Stilbaai and its people still depend on having access to the sea and estuary and there is a proclaimed harbour utilised by both commercial and recreational fishers and recreational boaters. The coastline also contains well-preserved stone fish traps (visvywers), which are considered to be living evidence of how the original coastal inhabitants historically fished the area. Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk this week promulgated the Stilbaai Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Western Cape province, making it South Africa’s twentieth such protected area. “The declaration of a restricted zone will also allow specific protected sandy terrestrial and marine areas to join, thereby shielding the natural coastline more fully, which is important in the light of climate change and its resulting phenomena,” an Schalkwyk said in a statement this week. Variety of marine habitats “It is significant that the entire Goukou estuary lies within the MPA, as this will help provide urgent protection for the estuary,” Van Schalkwyk said. “As the MPA will encompass both estuarine and marine habitats, it will provide enhanced shelter for formerly abundant but now overexploited species like kob, which use both environments.” Line-fishing for locals SAinfo reporter According to Van Schalkwyk, the new Stilbaai MPA encompasses a variety of marine habitats, including a large sandy bay to the east, smaller rocky bays to the west and the mouth of the Goukou River in the centre of the area. Van Schalkwyk said the Stilbaai MPA will offer complete protection from fishing and bait collection to approximately 75% of the Goukou estuary and 20 square kilometres of ocean in the Skulpiesbaai restricted zone in the west and the larger Geelkrans restricted zone in the east. The remainder of the MPA compromises a controlled zone in which fishing will be allowed. In the estuarine part of the controlled zone, which stretches from the mouth to just upstream of the Olive Grove Dam, recreational fishing as well as bait collecting on the eastern bank will be allowed. “These areas will assist in the recovery of populations of depleted fish species and their sustainable utilisation outside the restricted area,” Van Schalkwyk said. “Rare and endemic species and their habitat will also be protected in the sea and estuary.” In the marine area of approximately 12 square kilometres opposite the mouth, recreational fishing and some forms of commercial fishing, like traditional line-fishing but not trawling, are allowed. The new protected area will provide protection to a variety of marine and estuarine habitats, which in turn will assist in the recovery of populations of depleted fish and other endemic species.last_img read more

OR Tambo Airport ‘ready for Afcon final’

first_img7 February 2013 The management of OR Tambo International Airport say they are ready to cater for the influx of passengers into the country for the final of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Following their victories in Wednesday night’s semi-finals, Nigeria and Burkino Faso will do battle in the final match of the 2013 Afcon finals at the National Stadium in Johannesburg at 8pm on Sunday, 10 February. Wednesday’s semi-final losers, Mali and Ghana, will play off for third place at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. With the last four teams coming from the West Africa bloc, OR Tambo International Airport General Manager Tebogo Mekgoe said they didn’t anticipate any hassles in processing the outflow of football fans after the tournament. “We have a lot of processing capacity and great experience in terms of events management at OR Tambo Airport, so we are ready for the potential inflow of football fans for the Afcon finals,” Mekgoe said. “With the robust plan that we have with our stakeholders at the airport, we are confident that there will be no issues in processing the high volumes of football fans into the country, and this plan will also be used when they depart after the tournament,” he told SAnews on Wednesday. Asked about challenges at Africa’s biggest and busiest airport, Mekgoe said the issue of delayed flights had to be dealt with in order for the airport to continue to be rated among the best in the world. Mekgoe said he was also working on an ideal collaborative plan with all the airport stakeholders, with a view of improving services. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Transcending Moore’s Law: Is This the Most Important Chart in the Technology Business?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Analysis#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Moore’s Law, the observation that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit has doubled every two years, explains the exponential growth in computing power that enables all the innovation we web-heads love so much. Futurist Ray Kurzweil argues that the exponential growth of computing power extends beyond the history of the integrated circuit, though. Exponential growth in computing happened as a result of innovations prior to the circuit board and it will continue after the integrated circuit’s dominance has been surpassed, Kurzweil believes.Steve Jurvetson, one of the best-known technology investors in the world, has posted an updated version of Kurzweil’s visualization of the history of exponential growth in computing. In his thought provoking discussion of the phenomenon, Jurvetson calls this “the most important chart in technology business.“photo by Jurvetson (flickr)“What Moore observed in the belly of the early IC [integrated circuit] industry was a derivative metric,” Jurvetson writes, “a refracted signal, from the bigger trend, the trend that begs various philosophical questions and predicts mind-bending futures.”What will be the next big leap in computing technology? From a hardware perspective I won’t even venture to guess, but it sure is exciting to think about what those technologies will enable. Many things we’d love to see done today remain too processor intensive, from advanced Augmented Reality implementations to broader real time services and machine learning. Ultimately, we can only make clumsy guesses about the killer apps of an exponentially more powerful computing platform – that’s the point.When calculations per second increase exponentially, fundamentally new things become possible. It’s one of those fascinating quantitative changes that cross the threshold of creating qualitative change.For every frontier explored there is baggage brought from home, of course. About this chart, Union Square Ventures associate Andrew Parker asks “how much does a newer medium pull from an older medium in terms of design paradigms?” (That makes us want to cry for the poor limping US Patent Office, now facing layoffs of all things!)Mind bending is right. What does this chart, that Jurvetson calls the most important in the technology business, bring to your mind – innovation loving readers of ReadWriteWeb? Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Portland

first_imgPortland Entrepreneur Josh Friedman knows as well as anyone how hard it is to raise funding. Friedman took the skills he’d learned from Intel and applied them to start Eleven Wireless and startup co-working facility Nedspace. Says Friedman, “It was hard as hell to raise money and at the time I was pretty well connected.There’s a gap in funding resources for Portland entrepreneurs looking to raise between $25,000-250,000 dollars and it needs to be addressed…While our Angel investors are great, they simply aren’t doing the volume to take chances on early-stage companies.” Friedman is looking to expand Nedspace to ten additional cities in 2010 and is rumored to be raising a seed fund for Portland-based startups. Says Friedman, “If it wasn’t exciting here I don’t think I’d live here. I really believe in my heart and soul that Portland can be the best city in the world to start a business. The fact that it’s a cheap to live, in addition to being a clean and cool place makes it a good place for entrepreneurs. If we combine that with the right investors, people will move here in droves.” Says Rick Turoczy, “In some ways this whole town is an incubator. People here view technology as an artistic pursuit and they like to muck about in coffee shops and co-working facilities. In the 15 years I’ve lived here it’s the most cohesive and collegial community yet. This sort of creative spirit doesn’t always come with a business plan, but as more companies like Jive and JanRain get funding, we’re starting to see the developers and VCs get on the same page.”Additional ResourcesOregon Entrepreneurs Network: OEN helps Oregon and SW Washington-based entrepreneurs manage their early-stage companies. The group’s programs include the Portland Angel Network, Women’s Investment Network and Oregon Angel Fund. The group also hosts conferences including Angel Oregon and Venture Northwest as well as a series of business-related PubTalks on the second Wednesday of every month. Portland Ten: Portland Ten is an incubator program where companies buy into their own development and make a goal to reach to $1M in revenue by Oct, 2010. Coworking Portland Wiki: This wiki keeps a list of local co-working spaces and requests for shared spaces. Beer and Blog:On Fridays between 4-6pm Portland residents meet up at the Green Dragon to share in their mutual love of beer, blogs and all things Portland. If you’ve got more resources for the Portland area let us know in the comments below. Photo Credit: Stu Seeger Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting RWW’s Never Mind the Valley series:AustinBangaloreBeijingBostonBoulderIsraelLondonLos AngelesNew YorkPortland 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Turoczy explained, when Tektronix and Intel hung their hats in Oregon, scores of great developers and technologists found themselves settling the once sleepy blue collar region. As employees broke off to start new ventures, a startup community was born out of it. Concurrently, the open source communities and iPhone communities sprung up. Entrepreneur and Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton manages to keep a foot in both the open source community and the iPhone community. While Urban Airship focuses on building out iPhone infrastructure for developers, Kveton is also well known for working with Oregon State University to start the Open Source Lab – the first state-wide open source development curriculum. Coupled with the fact that O’Reilly’s OSCON and the Linux creator Linus Torvalds call the region home, Oregon’s developers understand the value of shared knowledge and community. When asked how the open source movement has shaped Oregon’s entrepreneurs, Kveton replies, “Portland has a live free or die attitude. We engage in community and unlike other groups we really share our knowledge.” The majority of ReadWriteWeb’s team calls Portland home. Agrees Marshall Kirkpatrick, “There’s a very supportive community, lots of very creative people and a great history of geekery.  People interested in open source, wikis, RSS and mobile apps will find some of the most influential developers and companies in the world available to connect with in Portland.”Raven Zachary is one such developer. Zachary helped start BarCamp Portland, Ignite Portland, iPhoneDevCamp and still serves on the board of Legion of Tech – a group that organizes Oregon-based tech events. Through his work as the President of Small Society he’s built iPhone apps for a number of influential campaigns including the Obama ’08 iPhone app. When asked what he thinks of Portland he explains, “Portland attracts people – people who want to stay here and ideally work for local businesses. We have a huge population of telecommuters in this city working for out of state employers, many in California. The talent is here, the greater challenge is the receptivity of investors to bet on Portland-based tech companies.” When asked what shapes Portland’s startup culture, Silicon Florist blogger Rick Turoczy named 3 defining aspects of the industry – hardware roots, open source projects and iPhone development. Turoczy has been in Oregon for the past 15-years and started Silicon Florist as a way to cover the region’s early stage startup scene alongside other Portland tech sites like Mike Rogoway’s Silicon Forest blog and Strange Love Live. Since then he’s watched his town grow into a bustling tech hub and enjoyed every minute of it. ReadWriteWeb caught up with Turoczy and a few other Portland influencers to get a feel for the scene. Tags:#Never Mind the Valley#start#startups last_img read more

Riding Wade’s wave, Heat snap 5-game losing streak

first_imgMiami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) talks with coach Erik Spoelstra during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Miami. Wade was traded back to the Heat from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. The Heat defeated the Bucks 91-85. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — A quiet night for Dwyane Wade on the stat sheet still produced plenty of loud moments in his first game back with the Heat.Wade received a standing ovation when he entered the game off the bench in the first quarter and the crowd roared when he came up with a key block late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pyeongchang organizers looking into ‘possible attack’ on internet, Wi-Fi 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Nextcenter_img “I was telling Spo (coach Erik Spoelstra) after the game that I actually felt normal,” Wade said. “He said he felt a little weird seeing me on the bench to start the game, but I actually felt normal. Once the game starts, it becomes a game and you get into it.”Johnson scored 19 points and Whiteside scored 12 points and had 16 rebounds. Bam Adebayo added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Josh Richardson chipped in 16 points for Miami, which received the jolt Wade hoped with his arrival.“What a terrific day, the last 24 hours and then to culminate in a win like this after five straight losses, it’s what our organization needed for the moment,” Spoelstra said. “Obviously it was special to have Dwyane back in uniform, back on our side in front of the home fans. It felt exactly the way it should. It felt normal. It felt like home. It felt like family. It felt all the things you came to expect with Dwyane.”All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Bucks, who lost for just the second time in nine games under interim head coach Joe Prunty.“It was a good atmosphere to play the game,” Prunty said. “You would expect that, something you would anticipate.”The Heat trailed 9-0 to start the game, with fans growing restless to see the return of the franchise’s favorite son. They chanted, “We want Wade!”ADVERTISEMENT There were other moments throughout as Wade’s mere presence got a rise out of Heat fans, and teammates Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Johnson led the way to a 91-85 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday that snapped a five-game losing streak and capped a celebratory night.“It felt like a playoff game,” Whiteside said. “The fans were in an uproar. It felt like a playoff game and Miami was just rocking. It hadn’t felt like that in a while here.”Wade scored three points on 1-of-6 shooting with two assists, one rebound, a key late block, and four turnovers in 22 minutes. He was acquired in a trade from Cleveland on Thursday. Wade played 13 seasons and won three NBA championships with the Heat before leaving for Chicago as a free agent in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I would love to go 6 for 6, but I was just trying to get used to everything so I wasn’t worried about that,” Wade said.“I was worried about getting the win. I felt like I did some positive things on the basketball floor and I felt like I did some negative things on the basketball floor, but I tried to make winning ways defensively and offensively when I got an opportunity and that’s what it’s all about. I’ll definitely get better and I’ll definitely score the ball more and all of those things at some point. Tonight I thought was a success because we got the W.”Even with the anxiety and excitement circulating the arena, Wade was relatively calm and free of nerves. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “The chants kind of started a little too early,” Wade laughed. “I was like no, not right now, not right now.”Wade entered midway through the first quarter and received a standing ovation from the crowd. He immediately made an impact throwing a lob to Whiteside for a dunk on his first possession as the fans roared.Minutes later, Wade took his first shot, a 3 from the right wing, and drilled it bringing the crowd to its feet.“This is kind of environment we’ve got to get used to playing in,” Wade said. “It was good. From start to finish the crowd was amazing. I definitely miss this crowd. I saw a lot of familiar faces.”There were other moments in the first half, too. A no-look alley-oop pass in transition to Johnson for a dunk and another lob to Whiteside for a dunk.“It was exciting,” Whiteside said. “He’s a Hall of Fame talent. His IQ is amazing so he knows when to look at the spots and knows when to throw it and make the right decisions.”Milwaukee was able to cut the deficit to 85-78 with 1:28 left.More “We want Wade” chants rang out in the closing minutes with Wade on the bench as the Bucks inched closer. Eric Bledsoe hit a 3 to pull the Bucks within 85-81.After a turnover by Richardson, Wade blocked a layup attempt by Bledsoe and Wayne Ellington drilled a 3 to help seal the victory.“I got a chance to time it and it felt like old times,” Wade said. AFP official booed out of forum TIP-INSBucks: John Henson (hamstring) returned after a one-game absence. Henson was hit with a technical foul in the first quarter when he slammed the scorer’s table in frustration. … The Bucks are allowing 95.4 points in Prunty’s nine games as interim head coach.Heat: Kelly Olynyk (left shoulder strain) missed his second consecutive game. . The Heat were able to include Wade and Luke Babbitt, who was acquired in a trade on Thursday, in their new “Vice” intro video with Wade smiling at the end drawing a loud cheer from the fans. . Goran Dragic was presented with the Euroscar European Player of the Year award before the game.LEBRON HAPPY FOR WADELeBron James weighed in on Wade returning to the Heat:“I’m happy as hell for D-Wade. He gets to go back home and that’s how it should be. I’ve always felt like that’s where his heart and his mind was and I think it’s going to be great for him. I look forward to seeing the footage of him being announced tonight back in Miami. But, obviously, it’s always, when it’s your brother and you’re around him every day and he has to go back . but at the end of the day, it wasn’t tough. We’re both 15 years in the league. We know how the business is and more importantly, we see each other all the time, anyway. So, get out of here, D-Wade.”UP NEXTBucks: Visit Orlando on Saturday.Heat: Visit Toronto on Tuesday. View commentslast_img read more

Castro-led TNT routs Meralco, nears semis

first_imgDown big early, Meralco battled back to pull to within striking distance in the third quarter before Castro led a fourth-quarter breakaway that pushed TNT’s lead to as high as 24.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabagnot leads BPC stats race; Ratliffe paces imports Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast PBA IMAGESJayson Castro scored a game-high 25 points and TNT blasted Meralco, 102-84, to move one win away from the semifinals in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Castro did it all as he also finished with six rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks for the KaTropa, who will go for a sweep in their best-of-three quarterfinals series on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT “I think offensively, we were just blessed to have contributions from almost everybody today. It doesn’t normally happen, but at least today, it really helped us, guys contributing,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “Defensively, I think it was very decent today, made it hard for Meralco to make their shots.”TNT had five other players with at least nine points. Import Joshua Smith posted 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field that went with three rebounds and three assists in only less than 19 minutes off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKaTropa big men Kelly Williams and Mo Tautuaa combined for 23 points and 16 rebounds while Troy Rosario and RR Garcia tallied nine points each.Chris Newsome led the Bolts in scoring with 21 points as Alex Stepheson managed just nine points on 4-of-11 from the field and 16 rebounds.last_img read more

2012 SA State Cup

first_imgThe Touch Football South Australia (TFSA) State Cup will be held this Sunday, 2 December at the TFSA Playing Fields in Adelaide. Teams from City Touch, Mallee and Adelaide University will battle it out in the Mixed division, with games to commence at 10.00am. For more information, please visit the TFSA State Cup website – www.sastatecup.mytouchfooty.com To keep in touch with Touch Football South Australia on State Cup day, please join them on their Facebook and Twitter pages:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballSA Twitter – www.twitter.com/TouchFootballSA Related Links2012 SA State Cuplast_img read more