Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Despite Meralco’s eight-day layoff, coach Norman Black refused to blame rust for his side’s lackluster showing in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 1 on Friday.“We got outplayed tonight. It didn’t have to do anything with rust. I think we had three more days of rest than they had so I don’t see a big deal as far as that’s concerned,” said Black after the 102-87 loss to Ginebra in the series opener.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients “Going into Game 2, we have to make sure we get good looks with the basket.”Game 2 is on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But Black knows exactly where things went downhill for the Bolts.READ: Keys to Victory: Ginebra-Meralco Finals seriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We shot poorly from the perimeter today,” he said. “Uncharacteristically, we took so many three-point shots. I think we took about 35 and we only average 21 a game. We give them credit for the defense at the same time, it was bad shot selections on our part.”What caused Meralco’s first quarter downfall was its measly 2-of-17 shooting from three as Ginebra established control early and took a 49-35 halftime lead. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next One final huddle: Beth Celis, 73 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Though the Bolts were able to hit those three-pointers in their third quarter rally, their 8-of-24 sniping, which translates to 24-percent, was still way below their average of 37 percent, a league-best.READ: Ginebra ousts TNT, faces Meralco in PBA Finals rematchBlack reminded his wards to be more intelligent in their shot selections, saying that just because the Gin Kings’ defense are giving them space to shoot a three, it doesn’t mean that they should always go for it.“They’re sagging, but you don’t have to take three-point shots because they’re sagging. Ginebra continues to make the extra pass and get a little bit closer to the basket. We can actually do the same thing. We’ve been doing that the entire conference long and I have no idea why we mixed it up into shooting a lot of threes,” he said.READ: ‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight
Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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’ 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 City LATEST STORIES Saguisag is imploring both sides to have a “trouble-free” Game 2.“I’m appealing to all parties, and that includes coaches, spectators, athletic directors, and the like for a trouble-free Game 2,” he said.Ateneo shoots for a sweep on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Ateneo guard Matt Nieto is down on the floor after taking an inadvertent elbow from La Salle big man Ben Mbala late in the first half of Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 mens basketball Finals. Nieto sustained a cut above his left eye. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netUAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag will be laying down the law before Ateneo and La Salle take the court again Wednesday with the UAAP Season 80 title duel getting has heated as ever.Saguisag is looking to summon select players from both teams on Wednesday following videos of unsportsmanlike acts surfaced online.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA UAAP finds no referee bias in controversial La Salle-Adamson game “We’re still reviewing the videos,” Saguisag said in a text message.Saguisag did not divulge the names of the players, but videos have circulated online over the past days that saw La Salle players doing unsportsmanlike acts through the course of Game 1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOne video shows La Salle’s Abu Tratter seemingly hitting Ateneo’s Raffy Verano with a punch in a rebound play, while another shows young Archer Ricci Rivero giving a cheap shot to Vince Tolentino after the Blue Eagle attempted a free throw.The physicality in the championship series opener also saw Ben Mbala inadvertently elbow Matt Nieto in the face that left the Ateneo bloodied after sustaining a cut over his left eye. MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort
It was the year of the San Miguel Corp. triple crown in the PBA.San Miguel Beer retained the Philippine Cup title, Barangay Ginebra captured the Commissioner’s Cup championship, and Magnolia won the Governors’ Cup crown.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The PBAPC is naming its first Lifetime Achievement awardee in Alaska team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu.The group has also named awardees for Mr. Quality Minutes (Vic Manuel), Defensive Player of the Year (John Paul Erram), Game of the Season (Barangay Ginebra-Rain or Shine 3OT), Breakout Player of the Season (Chris Tiu), Scoring champion (Stanley Pringle) and Order of Merit (June Mar Fajardo, Paul Lee and Manuel).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion And it was a feat credited largely to SMC sports director Alfrancis Chua.The PBA Press Corps recognized Chua’s effort in the rare feat—this marked the first time in the PBA that all three SMC teams won titles in one season—and will hand him the Danny Floro Executive Award on Jan. 21, during the group’s 25th anniversary of its Annual Awards Night presented by Cignal TV at Novotel Manila Araneta Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsChua joins his boss, Ramon S. Ang, in the ranks of those who have won the prestigious award, a list that includes Manny V. Pangilinan, Wilfred S. Uytengsu, Danding Cojuangco, Raymund Yu and Terry Que, Ricky Vargas, Renauld “Sonny” Barrios, Rene Pardo, Buddy Encarnado, Elmer Yanga, Simon Mossesgeld, George Chua, and the late Jun Bernardino and Henry Cojuangco.Only the prestigious Virgilio ‘Baby’ Dalupan Coach of the Year is yet to be announced, with Leo Austria, Tim Cone and Chito Victolero battling for the trophy bearing the name of the late “Maestro” of Philippine coaching. Fact & Fancy: It’s devotion vs delusion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Howe admits Defoe talks planned over Bournemouth futureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits he plans talks with Jermain Defoe about his future.Crystal Palace and Sheffield United have been reported as potential loan suitors for the England international, while Defoe’s former club Sunderland have also shown an interest. Asked whether Defoe would be part of his squad after the January transfer window, Howe replied: “It’s a difficult one to answer.“I couldn’t give an absolute clear black and white answer to a lot of the players in the squad. The ones who aren’t playing regularly are very keen for football.“I will have to sit down with Jermain and have that conversation.“He is someone we hold in such high regard and has done such a great job here in many different ways.“Even before the game against Chelsea, he was talking to Lys (Mousset) and giving Lys his experience and guidance. That for me is like gold dust.“He has trained very well, his attitude and conduct has been first-class. Let’s wait and see.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Heurelho Gomes happy to have played on with Watford this seasonby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHeurelho Gomes is happy to have played on with Watford this season.The Brazilian goalkeeper claimed he was 99 per cent certain he would be hanging up his gloves at the end of last season, but that the Hornets convinced him otherwise.He told Voetbal Primeur, “Last year I was sure that I was going to stop.”Not because I was not fit anymore, but because I was mentally tired. We reached the cup final against Manchester City, but we lost it. I had it again the hunger to play. If I had to go to another club, I would have stopped. Watford said: no, we want you to stay longer.”
Details on the operation of Calgary’s new Central Library cafe are expected Tuesday morning.Other milestones for the East Village will also be included in the announcement. Councillor Druh Farrell will attend the event, along with members of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and the Calgary Public Library.The new library is expected to open later this year.Tuesday’s announcement takes place at the St. Louis Hotel at 11 a.m.
TORONTO – Rogers Communications Inc. saw its first-quarter profit soar from the same time last year as its wireless division experienced a growth spurt that exceeded analyst estimates.The wireless, cable, internet and media company’s net profit was $425 million, up 37 per cent from $310 million in the comparable period last year.Adjusted earnings grew even more, rising by 45 per cent to $477 million, while total revenue was $3.63 billion, up eight per cent from $3.37 billion last year.The net profit reported by Rogers, under a new accounting standard that it adopted for this year, amounted to 83 cents per share, up from 60 cents per share.Growth in consolidated EBITDA, earnings before taxes and other items, was 11.1 per cent — above the consensus estimate of 5.9 per cent.More than half of total revenue for Rogers was from the wireless division, which was up nine per cent to $2.19 billion.Rogers chief executive Joe Natale told analysts in a conference call after the results were released Thursday afternoon that the overall wireless marketplace, including the company’s rivals, appears to have had healthy growth during the quarter.In addition, he said, Rogers made progress in reducing the loss of customers — or churn — by proactively looking for ways to retain customers and investing in improvements at its call centres.“If you look at what we’ve been focused on, we’ve been focusing on doing a better job of managing our base of customers and really kind of looking through our base and looking at retention — proactive retention opportunities,” Natale said.He said the investments in systems “will continue to pay dividends for us.”Among the wireless performance metrics that contributed to the quarter was 95,000 net postpaid additions — compared with 60,000 a year earlier — and reduced postpaid churn of 1.08 per cent, down from 1.1 per cent a year earlier.The consensus estimate had been for about 55,000 net postpaid additions and churn of 1.13 per cent.The first quarter’s wireless results were a stark contrast to the fourth quarter, when 72,000 net subscriber additions were below estimates.Natale said estimated on a Jan. 25 analyst call that technical problems in December, during a seasonally important period, had cost Rogers about 35,000 net additions to its subscriber base in the fourth quarter.Rogers has one of Canada’s three national wireless networks, operating under the Rogers, Fido and Chatr brands.It also owns the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team through its media division and one of Canada’s largest cable TV networks, based mostly in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.Natale said revenue growth at the Rogers media division — which was up 12 per cent from a year ago to $532 million — was primarily due to sports.Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B)
New Delhi: Scheduled commercial banks’ reliance on bulk deposits is likely to increase if credit growth is higher than that of deposit, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said Monday. As per the rating agency, the system level credit growth of 12.9 per cent year-on-year continues to outpace deposit growth at 9.3 per cent, thereby intensifying competition for deposits among banks. This is based on RBI’s quarterly statistics on deposits and credit of scheduled commercial banks for December 2018 Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIn third quarter of this fiscal, state-owned banks have seen credit growth of 8.4 per cent and deposit growth at 4.9 per as compared to the year-ago period, implying that they could also compete to recoup some of the deposit market share loss that they have conceded to private banks over the years. “With private banks seeing continuing strong credit growth at 22 per cent year-on-year in third quarter of 2018-19, they are likely to solicit deposits even by offering higher rates,” Ind-Ra said. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsIt believes that if credit growth continues to outpace deposit growth, “then scheduled commercial banks’ reliance on bulk deposits is likely to increase which could lead to a higher cost of funds along with increasing volatility in the asset-liability structure of banks”. During April-February 2018-19, deposits raised by banks were up 24.6 per cent as compared to the year-ago period even as the outstanding amount was up only 3.6 per cent at Rs 1.78 lakh crore, it said. The rating agency said the longer term trend of market share shift from public sector banks (PSBs) to private banks continued to play out in the last 12 months.
Manchester United’s full-back Ashley Young rues their 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and believes Jose Mourinho’s side deserved all 3 points.Young put in an impressive performance as he stopped Chelsea’s dangermen Eden Hazard and Willian in the flanks, but is unhappy after United second-half comeback was cancelled out by a Ross Barkley equaliser in the 96th-minute.“I think we have to look at the positives,“ Young told MUTV.“I think we deserved to win it, especially when we got back into the game and we really did get on top, but this is what we have to do [against Juventus].“We have to go into the game looking to start on more of the front foot, especially at home. That’s the way we have got to do it, like we did in the second half against Newcastle and for 60, 65 minutes of this game against Chelsea and as long as we play that way then I am sure we will get the right result.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Young felt on another day the Reds could have put the game to bed in the second half and come away with the well-deserved three points.“It’s one of those things, we are just disappointed in the dressing room,” he continued.“But we have to take the positives from the game and I think the way we played in the second half especially, we were fantastic at times.“On another day we could have scored a third goal, but it wasn’t meant to be. It comes off the post, David saves it, it goes back to their man and they score. It is disappointing, but we have to take the positives from the game and kick on from here.“There were spaces for us to play in, especially in the first half when we got the ball to our front three and we actually said it was fairly easy to get it to them, but that end pass, that cross or that [final] shot is what we needed to improve and we did that in the second half. Like I say, on another day we could have gone on to get another goal, but it wasn’t meant to be.”
Mauricio Pochettino refused to give an answer over why Manchester United have improved since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager.The Tottenham Hotspur boss is the bookies favourite to be named the next permanent manager at Old Trafford but insists he’s not focused on what’s going on at United ahead of their Premier League clash this Sunday.“I think from the distance it’s so difficult,’ Pochettino said, according to Daily Mail.“Of course I cannot be unfair with both managers. After Mourinho, the reality is that they’ve won five games in a row.”“Always you know that when a new person arrives, or manager, it’s like refreshing the atmosphere at the club, and for many players that maybe didn’t play with another manager, it’s an option to play more.”Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s a new voice that motivates you. But of course I’m not going to judge. It’s so unfair to judge Ole because he’s won five games or lost five games.”“It’s not fair to judge in both ways and it’s not fair to judge Mourinho’s job. Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world. For different reasons that I don’t know, cannot perceive, his relationship stopped with the club.”“Of course for me only I am focused on trying to win the game on Sunday. Because we know that we need the three points to be in that race for the Premier League, to be in the top four, for the end of the season to be there.”“I have huge respect for Mourinho and of course for Solksjaer. I cannot talk about what happened and what is happening.”
During her keynote at New York Magazine Day, Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore revealed more details about the publisher’s Time Inc. University, a sort of in-house adult education program for Time Inc. employees, with classes taught by its upper executives. Here, via a company e-mail, is a list of who’s teaching what in Time Inc. University’s “Learn from a Leader” series:A Lesson in Teamwork and StrategyAnn Moore [Time Inc. CEO] will teach a class titled A Lesson in Teamwork and Strategy. You’ve got brains, a shiny new set of skills and enough drive to take over the planet. Think you can do it all yourself? Then this is the class for you, designed to help multi-talented, resourceful employees at the start of their careers understand how collaboration, working in groups and setting a smart strategy can lead to success. It is open to staff with less than five years experience in the workplace. True Confessions: The Stuff No One Ever Taught MeJim Kelly [ex-Time editor] will teach a class titled True Confessions: The Stuff No One Ever Taught Me, an idiosyncratic guide to what you can learn only on the job. Topics will include, but not be limited to, balancing a staff’s desire for independence vs. a hunger for direction, the perils of managing up, how making one staffer happy can make everyone else miserable, the three most common mistakes journalists make, how one e-mail can ruin your life and the best way to come up with a mission statement. True Confessions: The Stuff No One Ever Taught Me is being offered to senior editorial staff only.Are You Ready To Be The Boss?Martha Nelson [People Group president] will teach a class titled Are You Ready To Be The Boss? This class is designed to help participants evaluate their readiness for more responsibility and whether or not they really want that job. It is being offered to senior editorial staff only.Brand Speak: Fluency GuaranteedGrant Schneider [chief marketing officer for the lifestyle group] will teach a class titled Brand Speak: Fluency Guaranteed. This class will help employees understand the importance of brand positioning, how to develop a distinctive brand platform and how to best leverage the brand’s differentiation within a competitive environment. Grant will present a case study showcasing a brand’s blueprint in action. His class is open to all Time Inc. employees.The Ten Most Common Blunders An Editor MakesDick Stolley [People magazine’s launch editor] will teach a class on The Ten Most Common Blunders an Editor Makes, including how they occur, how to prevent them and, if that’s not possible, how to survive them. The Ten Most Common Blunders an Editor Makes is being offered to senior editorial staff only.Moore said she’s asked 300 Time Inc. executives to come up with ideas for classes, and that she hopes to open them to advertising agency execs wishing to enroll in the near future.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, February 5, 2019:#1) Afternoon Concert At Windsor PlaceWindsor Place (92 West Street) is opening its doors to the public for a a free concert with Dan Hart at 2:30pm in the Activity Room. Dan Hart is a singer and guitarist with a repertoire of hundreds of songs from the 1920s through the 1970s. He has performed professionally for more than 30 years from coast to coast and in Europe. Whether on stage or strolling with his guitar, his music and personality have won loyal audiences everywhere. His ever-growing repertoire is entirely memorized; you won’t see him with a music sheet!#2) Boutwell Early Childhood Registration Information MeetingWilmington Public Schools is hosting a meeting to discuss what is involved in the Preschool/Kindergarten registration process, program overview, screening process and programs/services provided by Special Education. The meeting for Boutwell families is at 6pm for preschools and 6:30pm for kindergarten at the school.#3) Wilmington Board of Health MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Wilmington Finance Committee MeetingThe Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. An FY2020 budget review, revenue, and general government will be discussed. Read the agenda HERE.#5) Wilmington Planning Board MeetingThe Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in the Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
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2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff East Liberty, Ohio Wentzville, Mo. 8 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything is better with 707 horsepower Georgetown, Ky. Wentzville, Mo. Car Industry Car Culture Honda Accord (excludes hybrid variants) Lansing, Mich. 6:25 Lincoln, Ala. 2 3 Honda Pilot Lincoln, Ala. 4 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Take the fast way home Honda Passport 5 Honda Odyssey Share your voice Lincoln, Ala. GMC Canyon 81 Photos 7 Comments Bowling Green, Ky. Cars.com’s 15 most American vehicles Honda Ridgeline Belvidere, Ill. Marysville, Ohio 9 Jeep Tags Acura RDX 15 13 Claycomo, Mo., and Dearborn, Mich. San Antonio, Texas 12 Jeep Cherokee 6 Toyota Avalon (excludes hybrid variants) Ford F-150 Make/Model 2019 Maserati Levante GTS: Heart of gold East Liberty, Ohio Chevrolet Camaro At the end of all its research, Cars.com came up with a list of the 15 most American vehicles that a consumer can purchase. Now, thankfully this isn’t a list of the “Most ‘Merican cars” because that would just be a bunch of pictures of people in Firebirds doing burnouts in front of Dairy Queen.Topping out the Cars.com list for 2019 is the Jeep Cherokee. It’s screwed together in Belvidere, Illinois out of lots of American-made and sourced parts. We like the Cherokee because it’s more capable off-road than most compact crossover SUVs, and it’s got a simple-to-use infotainment system. Now you can like it because it contributes the most to the US economy.Enlarge ImageHonda’s long-serving Odyssey family hauler clocks in at no. 2 on the Cars.com list, beating out the likes of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Camaro. Honda The next three vehicles on the list come from Japanese manufacturers — or, if you want to get specific, one Japanese manufacturer. This makes sense because Honda was an early participant in the rise of SUVs and minivans in the US and America’s “Chicken Tax” made importing these vehicles from the home market wildly unfeasible financially. Rounding out the top five is America’s sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. The ‘Vette has been built in Bowling Green, Kentucky since time immemorial and will likely continue to be so for eons to come, even with the engine living behind the driver instead of in front of them. The Corvette has always been something of an oddity in US manufacturing with its extremely early adoption of fiberglass construction, and that’s helped to keep things close to home.What you won’t see on Cars.com’s list are any European manufacturers. Why is that? It’s not for lack of US vehicle production. BMW’s plant in Spartanburg is massive, as is Mercedes-Benz’ plant in Alabama. Volvo has a new US facility too; our own Andrew Krok has even been there. The key to their not making the list likely lies in the smaller sales volume they achieve (being luxury brands) and a lower percentage of American parts.So, if you’re out car shopping and you’re feeling particularly patriotic, don’t forget to check out what your friendly local Honda and Toyota dealers have on the lot, in addition to the usual domestic suspects. Now playing: Watch this: Chevrolet Ford Honda Jeep Toyota Acura Acura MDX (excludes hybrid variants) U.S. Assembly Plant Location(s) 28 Photos Roadshow’s favorite American-built vehicles 2019 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is a classic drop-top 14 More From Roadshow 10 Chevrolet Corvette Toyota Tundra Rank 7 The world is a complicated place, and that maxim also trickles down to the automotive industry. People like to “vote with their dollar” but doing so can be tricky with so many traditionally American manufacturers producing their vehicles overseas and so many foreign automakers building their US-market vehicles right here in the USA.So, what are you — as a consumer — supposed to do if you want to buy American? Maybe, more importantly, which vehicle can you buy that will have the most significant positive impact on the American economy? These are serious questions, but the folks from Cars.com decided to crunch a lot of numbers and get to the bottom of it, and it published the results on Tuesday. 1 Lincoln, Ala. 11 Chevrolet Colorado
A relative of a Palestinian who was killed by Israeli troops east of Khan Younis, reacts at hospital in the central Gaza Strip on 20 July 2018. Photo: ReutersPalestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier along the Gaza border on Friday, said the Israeli military, which launched dozens of strikes into Gaza that killed four Palestinians, including three Hamas fighters.The soldier was the first to be killed on the Gaza front in active duty since a 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, an Israeli army spokesman said. He was on “operational activity” when he and colleagues came under fire, the military said.At least four Palestinians were killed in later Israeli strikes, according to Palestinian medical officials. Hamas, the armed Islamist movement which controls Gaza, said three of the dead were its fighters. The fourth was a protester, local residents and medics said. At least 120 Gazans were wounded.Egyptian security officials and a diplomat from another unnamed state were holding contacts with Hamas and Israel in an effort to restore calm and prevent further deterioration, a Palestinian official told Reuters. Gaza was relatively quiet after midnight, residents said.A Palestinian official said: “Egypt has managed to restore calm through talks with the two sides in Israel and in Gaza … We hope it lasts.”Israel said its aircraft and tanks had struck dozens of targets belonging to Hamas and across the Gaza Strip, including a drone warehouse, aerial defence systems and observation posts.”The event that happened today is something that we cannot tolerate and cannot allow to become a routine norm, that’s why we retaliated and that’s why we continue to target military targets belonging to Hamas,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman.Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu held emergency discussions with cabinet colleagues and military chiefs about the escalation, which follows four months of Palestinian border protests.After dark on Friday, the Israeli military said that Gaza militants had launched three rockets into Israel, of which two were intercepted by its Iron Dome defence system.Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman issued a statement after holding a phone conversation with Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations’ envoy to the region.”If Hamas continues with rocket launches, the results will be far more severe than they can imagine. Responsibility for the destruction and for human life will be on Hamas,” a statement quoted Lieberman as saying.Mladenov said on Twitter that “Everyone in Gaza needs to step back from the brink. Not next week. Not tomorrow. Right NOW! Those who want to provoke Palestinians and Israelis into another war must not succeed.”Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who holds little sway over Hamas, called for international intervention to prevent an escalation of the violence, his office said.- Kite Attacks -Earlier, Hamas defied Lieberman’s calls to stop launching incendiary balloons from the coastal enclave and he threatened to order a military offensive to prevent them.Fires caused by kites and helium-filled balloons have ravaged farmland in Israel in recent months.The tactic has become popular during the months-long Gaza border protests known as ‘The Great March of Return’, in which Israeli security forces have killed more than 140 Palestinians.Palestinians are protesting to demand the right to return to homes and villages they fled or were driven from during the conflict surrounding the creation of the modern state of Israel in 1948. But more recently some Gaza officials said the protests would end if Israel lifted an economic blockade of the Strip.Israel says Hamas has been orchestrating the demonstrations to provide cover for militants’ cross-border attacks. Hamas denies this.Khalil Al-Hayya, Hamas’s deputy chief in Gaza, said the kites would continue to fly. “In the face of Zionist threats, we say the resistance will continue, the marches will continue and its tools will continue to vary and take different forms, including the kites,” he said.Hayya also said on Friday that Hamas was holding two Israeli soldiers that Israel had declared killed in action during a 2014 war in Gaza.He said they would be returned only as part of a deal similar to that in 2011 under which captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was released in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinians jailed in Israel.”Your soldiers are still in our hands … The occupation (Israel) will not see them until they pay the price, just like they did for Shalit,” Hayya said.
Share COURTESY OF PRECOURT SPORTS VENTURESAn artist’s rendering of a soccer stadium at McKalla Place in North Austin.The Austin City Council voted to move ahead in negotiations with Major League Soccer and Precourt Sports Ventures to build a 20,000-seat stadium near the Domain.The 7-4 decision came after about five hours of discussion during a special session Wednesday. Council members worked through several amendments related to parking, transportation, affordable housing and youth soccer programs. “I can’t wait until we are all wearing the same jersey,” Mayor Steve Adler said before the vote. In addition to Adler, Delia Garza, Pio Renteria, Greg Casar, Ann Kitchen, Jimmy Flannigan and Kathie Tovo voted yes. Under the deal, Precourt, which owns the Columbus Crew, would build the stadium on the property and then rent it back from the city.Precourt announced last fall that it wanted to move the MLS team from Ohio to Austin, citing poor business conditions in Columbus. Precourt initially asked for a stadium site on parkland near Lady Bird Lake, but after pushback from the community and others, it settled on McKalla Place, a 24-acre site in North Austin.The council’s vote on the stadium has created a lot of drama over the last 10 months.Council Member Leslie Pool led a charge against the proposed location, bringing other issues like affordable housing and transportation into the debate. When the deal was set for a vote in July, she asked council to consider alternative proposals for developing the McKalla Place site. Just before the vote Thursday, she added a number of amendments to the terms city staff had negotiated, forcing a vote to be postponed until today.Today’s vote is not the end of the discussion. The city must also decide if the deal will be handed over to staff for final approval or if council will get the final OK. Also unknown is when the stadium contract will be finalized and where the Crew will train and play during the next MLS season.Austin is the largest U.S. metro region without a top-tier professional sports team.
Microsoft plans to introduce two new webcams next year. One feature is designed to extend Windows Hello facial recognition to all the Windows 10 PCs. The other feature will work with the Xbox One, bringing back the Kinect feature that let users automatically sign in by moving in front of the camera. These webcams will be working with multiple accounts and family members. Microsoft is also planning to launch its Surface Hub 2S in 2019, an interactive, digital smart board for the modern workplace that features a USB-C port and upgradeable processor cartridges. PC users have relied on alternatives from Creative, Logitech, and Razer to bring facial recognition to desktop PCs. The planned webcams will be linked to the USB-C webcams that would ship with the Surface Hub 2, whichwill be launched next year. Though the Surface Hub 2X is expected in 2020. In an interview with The Verge in October, Microsoft Surface Chief, Panos Panay suggested that Microsoft could release USB-C webcam soon. “Look at the camera on Surface Hub 2, note it’s a USB-C-based camera, and the idea that we can bring a high fidelity camera to an experience, you can probably guess that’s going to happen,” hinted Panos in October. A camera could possibly be used to extend experience beyond its own Surface devices. The camera for Windows 10, for the first time, will bring facial recognition to all Windows 10 PCs. Currently, Windows Hello facial recognition is restricted to the built-in webcams just like the ones on Microsoft’s Surface devices. According to Windows watcher Paul Thurrott, Microsoft is making the new 4K cameras for Windows 10 PCs and its gaming console Xbox One. The webcam will return a Kinect-like feature to the Xbox One which will allow users to authenticate by putting their face in front of the camera. With the recent Windows 10 update, Microsoft enabled WebAuthn-based authentication, that helps in signing into its sites such as Office 365 with Windows Hello and security keys. The Windows Hello-compatible webcams and FIDO2, a password-less sign in with Windows Hello at the core, will be launched together next year. It would be interesting to see how the new year turns out to be for Microsoft and its users with the major releases. Read Next Microsoft urgently releases Out-of-Band patch for an active Internet Explorer remote code execution zero-day vulnerability NYT says Facebook has been disclosing personal data to Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and other tech giants; Facebook denies claims with obfuscating press release Microsoft open sources Trill, a streaming engine that employs algorithms to process “a trillion events per day”
Yesterday, the Linux Foundation announced that Mapzen, an open-source mapping platform is now a part of the Linux Foundation project. Mapzen focuses on the core components of map display such as search and navigation. It provides developers with an open software and data sets that are easy to access. It was launched in 2013 by mapping industry veterans in combination with urban planners, architects, movie makers, and video game developers. Randy Meech, former CEO of Mapzen and current CEO of StreetCred Labs, said, “Mapzen is excited to join the Linux Foundation and continue our open, collaborative approach to mapping software and data. Shared technology can be amazingly powerful, but also complex and challenging. The Linux Foundation knows how to enable collaboration across organizations and has a great reputation for hosting active, thriving software and data projects.” Mapzen’s open resources and projects are used to create applications or integrate them into other products and platforms. As Mapzen’s resources are all open source, developers can easily build platforms without the restrictions of data sets by other commercial providers. Mapzen is used by organizations such as Snapchat, Foursquare, Mapbox, Eventbrite, The World Bank, HERE Technologies, and Mapillary. With Mapzen, it is possible to take open data and build maps with search and routing services, upgrade their own libraries and process data in real-time. This is not possible with conventional mapping or geotracking services. Simon Willison, Engineering Director at Eventbrite said, “We’ve been using Who’s On First to help power Eventbrite’s new event discovery features since 2017. The gazetteer offers a unique geographical approach which allows us to innovate extensively with how our platform thinks about events and their locations. Mapzen is an amazing project and we’re delighted to see it joining The Linux Foundation.” Mapzen is operated in the cloud and on-premise by a wide range of organizations, including, Tangram, Valhalla and Pelias. Earlier this month, Hyundai joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and the Linux Foundation for innovation through open source. It was a cross-industry effort for bringing automakers, suppliers and technology companies together to accelerate the development and adoption of an open software stack. Last year, Uber announced that it is joining the Linux Foundation as a Gold Member with an aim to support the open source community. Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation said, “Mapzen’s open approach to software and data has allowed developers and businesses to create innovative location-based applications that have changed our lives. We look forward to extending Mapzen’s impact even further around the globe in areas like transportation and traffic management, entertainment, photography and more to create new value for companies and consumers.” According to the official press release, the Linux Foundation will align resources to advance Mapzen’s mission and it will further grow its ecosystem of users and developers. Read Next Newer Apple maps is greener and has more details Launching soon: My Business App on Google Maps that will let you chat with businesses, on the go Atlassian overhauls its Jira software with customizable workflows, new tech stack, and roadmaps tool
<< Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Blair Hirtle has been named the new Account Manager for Western Canada for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).Hirtle has extensive experience in the tourism and travel industry having worked for Tourism Whistler, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Pr1me Strategies. His background includes a number of roles in marketing, sales and community relations.In his new role he will be responsible for managing the travel trade activities for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and promoting tourism in Western Canada. He will be based in Vancouver but his territory extends from Manitoba west to B.C. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Tags: Las Vegas [PEOPLE] LVCVA appoints Blair Hirtle as new Account Manager, Western Canada Share Travelweek Group Posted by