first_imgSEATTLE — Matt Chapman is pretty sure he knows what got him his initial chance in the big leagues.The A’s third baseman showed, once again, why he’s considered among the best defenders at his position Monday night with a diving grab into foul territory and a rocket to first base that robbed Seattle’s Mitch Haniger of at least a double.Chapman came up limping on the play but quickly brushed the A’s trainer and his manager aside, telling them he was fine.He proved it by making the other two …last_img read more

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… According to Good Technology‘s final report on new enterprise smart phone activations in 2010, Android is holding steady. Good sells a popular device management solution for non-BlackBerry devices. It reports rapid adoption of the iPhone and iPad in the enterprise. But Android is holding its own as well, with nearly 30% of overall new activations and 40% of new smartphone (ie, non-tablet) activations.It’s important to stress, however, that Good does not support BlackBerry devices so this is in no way an indication of how these devices are being adopted relative to RIM’s products. Also, this data only tracks new activations. klint finley Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#mobile As you can see, Apple‘s not exactly losing steam in the enterprise. But Android now has a steady showing, and it’s especially strong in the handset arena. Ovum predicts that Google will eventually hold the biggest share of the tablet market. We’ll see.Things look grim for Microsoft. But with Windows Phone 7 is still brand new. And Good notes: “We do not expect the platform to disappear anytime soon, as many organizations in the Government/Public sector remain heavy users of Windows Mobile.”As Good previously reported, iPad use is most common in the financial sector. Since it last released data in November, health care has seen a bit of a jump and is now the second biggest industry for iPad use. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

first_imgTags:#New Media#web Related Posts Media market watcher paidContent put the subscription number into context. The Times of London instituted a paywall last year and after eight months had 79,000 subscribers. But overall, it lost 90% of its online readership according to The Guardian. The Financial Times instituted a paywall in June, 2010 and has 224,000 paid digital subscribers.So, for being a month in, 100,000 subscribers does not look that bad for The New York Times. Revenue on those subscribers could reach as high as $20 million, depending on the type of subscription an individual signed up for. Considering the newspaper spent between $25 million and $40 million (depending on who you believe) on creating the paywall, it looks like a decent return on investment in the early going.“In mid-March, we introduced Times digital subscription packages in Canada and globally at the beginning of the second quarter, and we are pleased with the number of subscribers we have acquired to date, as initial volume has meaningfully exceeded our expectations,” said said Janet L. Robinson, president and CEO, according to Yahoo Finance.As paidContent points out, there are still a number of variables to consider when looking at the number of paid Times subscribers. What happens when the promotional period ends and rates go up? What about plans on different devices? There are a variety of plans users can subscribe to such as iPad-only or Web-only. We might not know the answers to those questions until later this year when we see more subscription numbers from the Times.Disclaimer: ReadWriteWeb and The New York Times are syndication partners. dan rowinski Since instituting its metered paywall in late March, The New York Times has 100,000 paid subscribers to it website, according to a Times’ article on its own earnings statement.The number does not include print subscribers, who get access to unlimited articles on the website, or promotional launch offers, according to a tweet from Times’ senior VP of corporate communications, Robert Christie. The article states, “For the first time, the Times Company provided information on how digital subscriptions were faring. The company said that since it started limiting the number of articles readers could read on NYTimes.com for free, it has signed up more than 100,000 subscribers. While it said the program was still too young to judge a success, ‘early indicators are encouraging.’”Currently, Times readers can access 20 stories a month for free on NYTimes.com before hitting the paywall. There are exceptions to what counts as a “click”; stories accessed through Facebook, for example, are not counted as a clicked story. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

first_imgAmitabh Bachchan fans who were bored to see him as an old man with a dull dressing style since the past few years have a reason to rejoice. In his forthcoming film Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap , one would see Big B in a jazzy avatar.We hear that Bachchan senior has tried to give a personal touch to his extravagant appearance on screen.He will be seen in scarves, jazzy shirts, designer denims, branded glares and he would be sporting two watches.This, we hear was a suggestion by Bachchan himself.”We had decided a flashy look for Amitabh. When the unit was working on his outfits and other accessories, he came with his idea that he would sport two watches,” a source from the unit said.Not many know that AB is very fond of wrist watches and is sometimes spotted wearing two at a time! So when he turned up wearing two watches on the first day of the movie’s shoot, he left everyone amused by this unique style.Director Puri Jagannadh instantly agreed that in the entire film, he would have his character sport two watches on the wrist, considering his role is that of a flamboyantly stylish old man.Needless to say, Big B was more than happy to mix some of his own personal style with his on screen one.The superstar would surely be liked by his fans for carrying such a quirky style with elan.last_img read more

first_imgApple is unveiling its latest iPhone on Wednesday, but its older phones will get a software upgrade as well. A new operating system sports a different mapping service and a built-in bond with Facebook.Apple has said that its iOS 6 software will sport more than 200 new features, though some won’t be available on all devices. It will be a free upgrade for iPhones released since 2009, as well as last year’s and this year’s iPad models. It will also work with newer iPod Touch devices.With the launch of new iPhone, Apple is expected to provide details as to when the software update will be available for older phones.Here are some highlights of iOS 6:Apple’s mobile devices will have a mapping program, built in-house.New Maps application In the past, Apple has given prominent billing to Google Inc.’s mapping app. But the two companies have increasingly become rivals as people buy more devices running Google’s Android operating system. Google also has been keeping some features, including turn-by-turn directions spoken aloud, exclusive to Android.Apple’s new Maps application will have a voice navigation feature. It will have real-time traffic data and offer alternative routes as traffic conditions change. It will also include “flyover” three-dimensional images taken by helicopters hired by the company to fly over major cities. Google has been dispatching its own planes to produce similar 3D images.Apple’s map program will be integrated with its Siri virtual assistant so that you can ask for directions and pose other questions.FacebookThe new software promises better integration with Facebook. The upgrade will enable you to log into Facebook just once, and then you will be able to post to the social network from a variety of apps. You can also post about websites directly from Apple’s Safari browser.Facebook will be integrated with Apple’s online app store so that you can declare that you “like” specific apps there, as well as songs and movies in iTunes. Events in Facebook’s calendar and birthdays of Facebook friends will also appear on your phone’s calendar.Enhancements to SiriIOS 6 will have enhancements to Siri, which interprets voice commands and talks back to the user. It is also coming to the iPad for the first time. Siri, introduced last October with the iPhone 4S, is supposed to get better at fielding questions about movies, restaurants and other things.Apple says it is partnering with Yelp Inc. so that Siri can include ratings and prices of restaurants when you ask her about places to eat. The company is also partnering with OpenTable Inc. to make reservations. Siri will now be available in more languages and more countries.Apple also says it’s working with car manufacturers to let you use a button on the steering wheel to talk to Siri, allowing you to keep your hands on the road. Apple says General Motors Co., BMW AG and Daimler AG’s Mercedes are among the automakers that have promised to offer Siri integration in the next 12 months.CallsApple’s new software will give you more options for preventing messages and text notifications from disturbing you at night.You can control how and when you get back to people. If you can’t call someone back right away, you can set a reminder to call that person back later or have a text message sent directly to the caller.There’s a “call when you leave” feature that reminds you to call back when you are leaving a building or office. The phone can detect when you are leaving.New Passbook feature Apple’s new Passbook feature will be a central place to keep your boarding passes, tickets and gift cards.When you get to a Starbucks, for instance, the device will bring up your gift card if you have one and if you have the location feature turned on. Likewise, when you get to a movie theater or baseball stadium, the ticket will pop up. Passbook will also alert you to gate changes and flight delays once you have a boarding pass stored.Passbook could be the foundation for a new digital commerce hub for Apple, especially if the iPhone 5 includes a “near-field communication” chip that enables payment information to be transferred by tapping a device on a terminal at a checkout stand. A few Android phones use this technology to process payments with a feature known as Google Wallet.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFederer’s chances were slipping away quickly, and he received a warning after angrily hitting the ball into the upper reaches of Philippe Chatrier as Nadal romped to victory.Thiem, Djokovic held up by rainThiem would have been the happier of the two to resume playing on Friday, leading by a break in the third set after sharing the opening two with Djokovic.The pair will instead restart their match at 1000 GMT (12:00 local time) on Saturday, before the women’s final between Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova and Australian eighth seed Ashleigh Barty.The skies brightened almost immediately after play was ended for the day at 1645 GMT (18:45 local), and at least another two hours of play could have been accommodated.“I believe that we have hit rock bottom but the good thing is that the only way now is up,” said former women’s world number one Amelie Mauresmo.Top seed Djokovic had been increasingly frustrated with the conditions on court with high winds kicking up the clay.He even summoned the tour supervisor at one stage to complain about the severity of the conditions.Tournament organisers said that fans holding tickets for the semi-final will be fully refunded as they will not be valid for Saturday. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The third seed now has an stunning 92-2 win-loss record on the Paris clay, having beaten Federer for the sixth time in as many French Open meetings despite difficult, windy conditions.“This court can be windy, can be difficult,” added Nadal. “Today was a little bit too much.”Nadal also leads his overall head-to-head against Federer 24-15, and 14-2 on clay after ending a run of five straights losses to the 37-year-old.He could also move to within two of Federer on the all-time Grand Slam title winners’ list with an 18th major on Sunday.A tally of just nine games meant it was Federer’s heaviest defeat in a Grand Slam match since managing only four against Nadal in their famously one-sided 2008 Roland Garros final.ADVERTISEMENT Nadal made only 19 unforced errors, crushing 33 winners as Federer struck 25, although that amount could easily have been doubled against any opponent other than the 11-time champion.The defeat leaves Federer still waiting for a first victory over Nadal on clay since 10 years ago in Madrid.It was 2009 champion Federer’s first French Open campaign since 2015, after skipping the clay-court season for two years in order to be better prepared for Wimbledon.“I think I surprised myself maybe how deep I got in this tournament and how well I actually was able to play throughout,” he said.Topsy-turvy startA topsy-turvy start saw the Spaniard race through the first three games before Federer broke back as the wind played havoc with the players’ serves from one end.But Nadal grabbed a 4-2 advantage in a marathon sixth game as Federer, looking to become the oldest Grand Slam finalist since Ken Rosewall at the 1974 US Open, dumped a forehand into the net.The crowd were roaring on Federer as he saved a set point, but gasped in appreciation of a rasping Nadal backhand winner which clinched the opening set.The Swiss turned on the style to take the first two games of the second set, only to be broken straight back as Nadal curled a trademark forehand up the line.The key moments came towards the end of the second set, when second seed Nadal managed to hold under severe pressure to level at 4-4, before putting the pedal down to break despite having trailed 40-0.The defending champion confidently served out the set to love to move one step closer to the final. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In big trouble: Warriors down 3-1 in NBA Finals Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess The second semi-final was suspended until Saturday due to rain, with Thiem leading 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 as he looks to reach a second straight Roland Garros final.The decision to end play drew extra ire towards the tournament organisers, after they had been labelled a “disgrace” for moving the women’s semi-finals away from the showpiece Chatrier court.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, logisticsIt will be Nadal’s 12th appearance in the championship match, which he has never lost before.“In front (of me was) probably my biggest rival in my career with all the story that we shared together,” said Nadal. “So that always makes the match a little bit more special and unique.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Spain’s Rafael Nadal (R) hugs Switzerland’s Roger Federer (L) after winning their men’s singles semi-final match on day 13 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 7, 2019. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)Defending champion Rafael Nadal powered past Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals on Friday, to move within one victory of a record-extending 12th Roland Garros title after handing his “biggest rival” his worst Grand Slam defeat in 11 years.The 33-year-old produced a masterful performance to get past Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the last four on Court Philippe Chatrier and set up a final clash with either world number one Novak Djokovic or Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgHeadshot of an Ohio State student.ohio state student broken neck osu.eduosu.eduEarlier this week, tragedy struck Ohio State’s campus when junior Austin Singletary passed away following the school’s annual Mirror Lake jump. Initial reports suggested that he’d been pulled from the water after suffering from cardiac arrest. Those reports now appear to have been incorrect.According to The Columbus Dispatch, the Franklin County coroner has “tentatively” determined that Singletary actually died of a broken neck – specifically, a C-5 vertabra fracture. Here’s more:The autopsy, which was done on Thursday, revealed a fracture of the C-5 vertebra, which would lead to paralysis of the arms, legs and diaphragm, causing death, said Coroner Anahi Ortiz. She said the injury was consistent with him hitting his head on something hard, such as the bottom of the lake or a rock.Ortiz said Singletary survived for about two hours before dying at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. She added that the results are “very preliminary” and could be modified once Singletary’s medical history is completely reviewed and toxicology results — which would show any drug or alcohol use — are available. That’s expected to be complete in about six weeks.As noted, the findings aren’t definitive. But as you can imagine, it’s becoming more and more likely that the 2015 jump will be the last. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Singletary’s family and friends.last_img read more

first_imgThe third dispatch marks the completion of the Phase 3 program and the end of the Mussorie component of the six-week Induction training–and it’s time to cover the Valedictory address, as well as some of the key highlights in the week that went by. More than the academic component, it was the cultural programs, sports meet, photographs, musings, and general bonhomie and the sense of celebration with the visiting family members that marked the last few days–and it is perhaps difficult to encapsulate everything in this column. Its best, therefore, to call it Mile Sur Mera Tumhara! Also Read – A special kind of bondLet me begin with a skit at the cultural program in which the anchor took the voice of the ‘spirit of LBSNAA’ which welcomes and sees off every batch of officers that comes and spends some time at the Academy. For mid-career and induction training programs, officers come across batches and many get to meet each other for the first time, but the spirit of LBSNAA binds them together in a unique esprit de corps, and they go back as friends for a lifetime. When two programs run together, the bonding cuts across batches–for they share many common experiences both inside and outside classrooms. In the mid-career programs, the Academy encourages participants to bring their families–it adds life, colour and vigour to the campus and the bonds of friendship get deeply entrenched. Also Read – Insider threat managementThe Valedictory address to the Phase 3 was delivered by Shatrughan Singh, the Chief Information Commissioner of Uttarakhand, and the ex-Chief Secretary of the state. In his seminal address which drew substantially from Yuval Noah Harari’s trilogy of Homo Sapiens, Homo Deus and Twenty-One lessons for the twenty-first century, he talked about how technology was likely to disrupt almost everything about governance and society that we are currently familiar with. The problems, or rather issues facing the planet are well beyond the ken of national governments–for issues like Climate Change, global migration and social unrest are not confined to any particular region–and need global answers. Even national governments will have to deal with a new set of issues: how will the political leadership deal with issues of access to drugs and therapies that reverse ageing and terminal illnesses and create options like ‘death on demand’, or Biblical longevities! Will these therapies be driven by markets, in which case the largest numbers will be excluded–but if the state decides to extend the benefits, like other freebies, substantial budgets will go to this. How will pension funds cope with having to dole out payments, month after month, ad infinitum? And while one set of technologies will extend the human life, the others–like robotics and Artificial intelligence–will make most of the redundant jobs. Many of the jobs that we know today–from drivers to doctors, from teachers to technical assistants to pimps and plumbers would become irrelevant! How will society deal with an economy which has no shortages, but also a very large section which is ‘unemployable’, and vulnerable to political demagogy which will rise as expectations soar–and ‘expectations’ can always outwit the best delivery systems which new technologies can put on offer! Governance will certainly be under strain on account of changes in global power equations–the US and Europe will no longer be able to set the agenda for global governance, and the Bretton Woods instruments which set the terms for the monetary and development architecture will have to take a back seat. Will India be able to join China in defining the emerging world order? While we are certainly better prepared as we have strong strengths in IT and BT–but what about our strategic thinking? Do we have what it takes to be centre stage? Certainly, food for thought for officers who are just about to enter the ‘policy space’ in both the Centre and states. The theme for the address at the Induction training program was on Sardar Patel and the establishment of the IAS. There were many in India who wanted to do away with a centralised, powerful and networked bureaucracy like the ICS–and wanted the provincial services to replace the ICS. However, it was Patel who, as the Home Minister in the Interim Cabinet, stood his ground and ensured that the country got a first-class civil service in which the best and brightest could contribute to nation-building. In the meeting held on October 21/22, 1946, eight of the eleven provinces (with the exceptions of Punjab, Bengal and Sind) favoured the establishment of an All India service. Incidentally, in this conference, there was a thought that as law and order was a state subject, the IP (the predecessor to IPS) may be provincialised. However, it was finally decided that the IPS should also be recruited centrally by the Federal Public Service Commission, and the Extremal Affairs Ministry also agreed to recruit diplomats through the same exam. It was only at his insistence that Article 311 became a powerful instrument to ensure that the bureaucracy could perform its functions without fear or favour. He was clear that if the civil servant did not have the freedom and independence to speak its mind to the political executive, the very edifice of governance would suffer. Patel’s role in integrating all the 500 odd princely states which held 48 per cent of India’s area and 28 per cent of its population was also highlighted. But for his insistence on a common instrument of accession for all the states–irrespective of their gun salutes and their separate treaties with the Crown of England–the process of getting them all together would have been quite complicated. The Academy is now gearing up for the JCM (Joint Civil-Military Program) on National Security. This program brings together officers of the rank of Joint Secretary and above in civil services and their equivalents in Defence, Police and CPMFs to discuss the broad gamut of national security in all its aspects, and sessions will feature lessons from Kargil to cybersecurity, India and her neighbourhood, including the high seas, left-wing extremism, energy and food security, et al. More on this in the next column! (Dr. Sanjeev Chopra is Director, LBSNAA, Mussoorie, and Honorary Curator, Valley of Words: Literature and Arts Festival, Dehradun. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

first_imgThe U.S. president is lashing out on several fronts.As he prepared to travel to Canada, he ramped up his blast of Canada on Twitter this morning over what he says are unfair trade practices.Just after 6 a.m., Trump used the social media platform to accuse Canada of charging U.S. customers astronomical tariffs on dairy products.“They didn’t tell you that, did they? Not fair to our farmers!,” his Twitter feed states.The latest series of tweets by Trump follow posts he made last night — including his accusation that his host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being “indignant.”In today’s postings, Trump says he is heading to Canada for G7 talks that will mostly centre on the longtime, unfair trade practices aimed at the United States.“Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries. If it doesn’t happen, we come out even better!,” he states.Trump’s comments on agriculture, his imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as broader disagreements on trade, climate change and the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, are setting the stage for some tense G7 talks.Trudeau addressed the president’s Twitter blasts while visiting Quebec’s Saguenay region on Thursday.“I’ve been firm, I’ve been clear, but I don’t think descending into insults is right for the way Canada engages with the world,” the prime minister said.Trudeau said he would continue to stand up for Canadian dairy producers and the country’s supply management system.Trudeau said he and Trump have disagreed over Trump’s call for Canada to open up its supply management system, which protects dairy, poultry and eggs farmers, during the difficult ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.In the last week, Trump and Trudeau have exchanged tough words over trade after the U.S. imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and Europe. Canada has countered with a plan to impose tariffs of its own on U.S. metals and other consumer goods.Trudeau has worked hard to find common ground with the unpredictable president, but the personal bond he has tried to forge has been strained.He has called Trump’s imposition of the tariffs “irresponsible” and “insulting” because the two countries have fought as allies in Second World War, Korea and Afghanistan.Trudeau and his fellow G7 leaders will try to persuade Trump to reverse the duties when they meet him during the summit.“We will continue to demonstrate that we’re interested in defending Canadian interests and, on top of that, it turns out I’m defending American interests because these tariffs they’re putting forward are going to hurt American workers as well,” Trudeau said Thursday.“So, if I can get the president to actually realize that what he’s doing is counterproductive for his own goals as well, then perhaps we can move forward in a smarter way.”— with files from Associated Press Just hours after issuing a series of aggressive messages about global trade and Canadian dairy practices, Donald Trump has arrived in Quebec to attend some of the G7 summit — his first visit to Canada as U.S. president.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hosting the world’s most powerful countries at the two-day summit in La Malbaie, in Quebec’s Charlevoix region.For the past week, it was an open question in official Ottawa whether Trump would actually show up, given his recent trade actions against the other G7 countries and his increasingly antagonistic comments about their approach to international relations.He is not expected to stay till the end of the summit.He will miss the final session on climate change on Saturday and instead fly directly from Charlevoix to Singapore to meet the leader of North Korea in a much-anticipated summit.Trudeau has said the Quebec summit offers the G7 leaders an opportunity to find solutions to their many differences.But Trump is provoking his fellow G7 leaders by calling for Russia’s reinstatement in the group, after it was kicked out for invading Ukraine four years ago.“Why are we having a meeting without Russia in the meeting?” Trump said at the White House just before departing.“They should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”That comment has Trump squarely offside with this fellow G7 leaders, including Canada, who view Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and its meddling in western elections as a major international security concern.last_img read more