Andrew Suarez struggles as Giants drop fourth straight

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Pillar raced diagonally back toward center field and dove to rob Kevin Cron of an extra-base hit in the top of the first inning, a play that allowed the Giants to double up Adam Jones at first base.It was the Giants’ most memorable play Saturday — a catch of the year candidate — and even then, it didn’t come without some bad luck. After an official review, it was determined Ildemaro Vargas had touched home plate for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ second run of the inning …last_img read more

What People Say About ReadWriteWeb Events

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Real-Time Web#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img marshall kirkpatrick Team ReadWriteWeb will be in New York City on June 11th to host our 3rd public event, the Real-Time Web Summit. It will be an East Coast version of the successful ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit we held in Mountain View last October. Earlier this month we were in Mountain View again for the ReadWrite Mobile Summit, which also rocked.Our events bring together a few hundred of the smartest, most interesting developers, businesspeople and visionaries in key emerging areas of the Internet industry. They follow a format that is unorthodox but deeply thought provoking (as that’s how we like to roll) called the Unconference. This expert-moderated but participant-led event format makes ReadWriteWeb events some of the most high-value in the industry. You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Check out what some attendees have said:These events end up changing peoples’ work in big ways. The Google engineer who transformed the Google Feed API into a real-time push to the browser (see our scoop about it this week) decided to do so after being inspired by our last event. We’ve spoken with at least one real-time startup that secured high-profile investor backing after making connections at that event as well.Here’s a few thoughts about our last real-time web event:John Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks: “The RWW Real-Time Web Summit was excellent – friggin’ great in fact. I hauled a handful members of my team across country for it and my only regret was that I didn’t bring more of them. I’m looking forward to the next one.”Laura Fitton, founder of venture-funded Twitter app directory OneFourty:“There were a lot of investors there and it was a great dialogue between startups and investors. The unconference format was great because it got away from the bogus who-is in the real-time Web, and made it who-wants-to-be. You didn’t have to be big and influential to get your ideas across – if it was a good idea then it got heard. It wasn’t just Twitter, it was many things real time, defined pretty expansively.”That event was great, but our next event may have been even better. Here are a few thoughts shared by participants in that one.Michael Nguyen, patent lawyer at Fenwick & West: “I loved it so much, it was probably one of the most participatory, engaging and thought provoking experiences I’ve ever had at a conference. And as a lawyer I go to lots of them.” Violet Blue, sex educator and author: “It was the best best best event I’ve been to in years, and I mean it. To be frank, I almost left ten minutes after I arrived, thinkingthat I was completely out of place. Turns out I was exactly in the right place all along. I left feeling completely energized about media, innovation, women in tech, new social models, and have so many new ideas about what I want to do next and what I want to get involved in. What I really didn’t expect was to walk away with a pretty clear picture of what the future of mobile media (and social media) looks like. Now I’m staring at invites to keynote at a couple of tech events this year and hoping they’re a fraction of the win that was the RWW Mobile Summit.”Ted Morgan, CEO of Skyhook Wireless (the company that powers wifi location tracking in the iPhone):“The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit was a fantastic event to interact with all the key players in the mobile world during an intense day of participant driven sessions.”Phil Hendrix, analyst at the Institute for Mobile Markets Research: “The topics that were suggested were very useful and the discussions themselves were quite interesting. We had a good mix of individuals who were contributing different perspectives, there was good back and forth that made the discussions very productive. Another highlight was the Speed Geeking demo hour. Even though they were compressed, 5 minutes or so, that was really just right – great format, the selection of companies was good. Durring the hour there were 8 or 9 companies. It was a great experience, well worth it. Unconventional format, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I registered. They assured me it would be a productive day and indeed it was. I was delighted to come out and spend the day and would certainly do it again.”Does this sound good or what? Don’t miss your chance, register for our next event now. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Cheteshwar Pujara continues purple patch with third successive Test hundred

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara slammed his third consecutive Test hundred and 10th overall as he and Virat Kohli shepherd India to a commanding position on day one of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam. (Scorecard)After opting to bat on a turning track, India were in for an early scare after England pacers Stuart Broad and James Anderson removed openers Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay to reduce the hosts to 22/2.However, Pujara along with captain Kohli, who is playing in his 50th Test match, helped India overcome the early losses with an unbeaten third wicket stand of 226 runs to hand India the control. (Pujara’s hundred in hometown brings a smile on his father’s face)Kohli too notched up his 14th Test ton off 154 balls, hitting 12 boundaries. Kohli was unbeaten on 151 and Ravichandran Ashwin on one as India reached 317/4 at the close of day’s play.The stylish 28-year-old Pujara ably negotiated Broad, Anderson and Woakes’ early spell, taking some blows to his body. The right-hander was equally comfortable against the English spinners, managing to find the gaps with ease and hitting some fine shots.Pujara, whose knock was studded with 12 fours and 2 sixes, survived a close call when England appealed and later used a review to get him out leg before off Moeen Ali on 54. The replays showed that the ball was hitting his pad outside the line of off-stump.Pujara, who brought up his fifty off 113 balls, reached his hundred off 184 balls with a six off Adil Rashid over deep midwicket. (Why Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara have been India’s best over the last decade)advertisementThis is Pujara’s second double hundred partnership in the ongoing series. Pujara was eventually out for 119 when he edged a shorter, wider delivery from Anderson to Jonny Bairstow behind the wicket. The Saurashtra batsman has been in fine form, hitting 124 in the first innings of the drawn Rajkot Test. Pujara also forged a 209-run stand with Vijay in the match.Pujara was criticised for his slow strike rate on the tour of the West Indies earlier in the year but Anil Kumble had already reposed enough faith in Pujara and insisted he was crucial to India’s Test plans. Against New Zealand, Pujara repaid that faith by slamming 373 runs at an average of 74.6 including three fifties and a hundred.Pujara’s performance improved tremendously after he was dropped in the third Test against West Indies earlier this year.Till the West Indies tour in July, Pujara had scored 2482 runs in 35 Tests at an average of 46.83 and at a strike-rate of 48.20. However, after the tour, Pujara has played in five Tests, scoring 634 runs at an average of 79.25 and at a strike-rate of 53.32.  .@cheteshwar1 celebrates as he brings up his 10th Test century @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016last_img read more

Canada has options to bolster competitiveness without corporate tax cuts

first_imgOTTAWA – In its search for ways to blunt threats to Canadian competitiveness, the federal government could avoid the pricey move of cutting corporate taxes by turning to an increasingly discussed option: allowing all companies to immediately write off new equipment purchases.For months, the Liberal government has been under pressure from corporate Canada to respond to a U.S. tax overhaul that many fear will lure business investment south of the border.The Trump administration’s changes include loosening regulations and significant tax reductions for businesses, which have created fears Canada has lost some of its advantages as an investment destination.Many stakeholders in the Canadian business community have been vocal about the need for Finance Minister Bill Morneau to introduce corporate tax cuts of his own as a way to maintain the country’s edge.There are, however, also recommendations Morneau take a close look at a change in the recent U.S. tax package that will enable American companies to immediately write off the full cost of new machinery and equipment. Canada already offers this provision for its manufacturing sector and there are calls for it to be broadened to cover all industries.Business leaders, including RBC president and CEO Dave McKay, have suggested replicating this change in Canada would be a good way to help keep investment dollars from flowing south of the border. McKay has insisted that investment has already started to leave Canada.Some experts believe this kind of measure should be coupled with cuts to business taxes.But others think tax reductions may not be necessary at all, so long as the government addresses other competitiveness issues.Matching the accelerated capital deduction is one way to keep up with the U.S., said Bruce Ball, vice-president of taxation for Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.In fact, Ball argued that many of Canada’s options aren’t actually tax related, or could perhaps only include a small tax reduction.Moves like this could also help the government avoid absorbing what would likely be the far greater revenue hit of lowering corporate taxes.“The problem is you always want to be making sure what you give up, potentially, in revenue is actually going to change behaviour,” Ball said.“In other words, you’re not going to give a tax break to someone who’s going to do what they’re going to do anyway.”The business community will likely have to wait several months before the government announces any decision on how it intends to support competitiveness.The Finance Department says it will continue with its “detailed analytical work” over the coming months to better understand the impacts of the complex U.S. reforms, which it notes are still being drafted. The minister will continue discussing the issue with business leaders and the public before making a decision how to respond, his spokeswoman, Chloe Luciani-Girouard, wrote in an email.Royce Mendes, director and senior economist for CIBC World Markets, said given the fact it’s still early for the impacts of the reforms to appear in the economic data, he sees some merit in Ottawa’s wait-and-see approach as a way to avoid immediately following the U.S. “down the rabbit hole of tax cuts.”Mendes also pointed to the less aggressive step of allowing accelerated depreciation for eligible capital expenditures, similar to the U.S. change, as a way of inducing capital spending.Support, Mendes added, could also come from the Bank of Canada in the form of lower interest rates, which would help encourage more corporate borrowing and maintain a weaker exchange rate that by itself can help raise the country’s competitiveness.Last month, the Bank of Canada estimated the U.S. reforms could lower business investment by about three per cent from 2017 to the end of 2020. The bank said this would drop the level of economic growth by about 0.2 per cent by the end of 2020.But when it comes to the accelerated depreciation option on its own, there are worries it wouldn’t do enough to help Canadian competitiveness.Jack Mintz, a University of Calgary tax-policy expert, said the incentive would only help certain types of businesses, while companies in a loss position wouldn’t be able to take full advantage of it.Canada, he said, offered accelerated depreciation for all sectors for many years, up until the mid-1980s.“We really need to remember our lessons from many years ago that accelerated depreciation works, but it’s limited in its impact and it also creates a lot of problems for the system when it becomes very commonly used,” Mintz said.“The best response to (the U.S. changes) is lowering your corporate rate a bit to take some of the pressure off.”Morneau himself has been criticized for not including specific measures in his February budget to help offset the U.S. changes. He’s under pressure to move quickly.“We do believe that Canada’s competitive,” Morneau said Thursday during an appearance before a parliamentary committee.“We do know, however, that there’s always more work to be done… We do see competitiveness as much more than trade, and that’s very important, (and) much more than taxes, although that’s very important.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Report Ohio State AD Gene Smith appointed to College Football Playoff committee

Ohio State Vice President and Director of Athletics Gene Smith announces a $42-million renovation project to Ohio Stadium during a press conference at the Ohio Stadium Recruit Room on March 29. Credit Michael Huson | Campus EditorOhio State Senior Vice President and Athletic Director Gene Smith has reportedly been named to the College Football Playoff committee. According to Heather Dinich of, Smith will replace Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez on the committee.Smith also currently serves on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee, starting in 2015 through 2018.From 2007-2011, Smith served on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament selection committee, and was chairman of the committee his final year of 2011.Smith has served as OSU’s athletics director since 2005. Alvarez, along with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Furman and Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson.Smith is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and played football at Notre Dame University. He won an Associated Press national championship in 1973 with the Fighting Irish. He was also on the coaching staff for the 1977 national championship team. read more

Buckeyes creating a survival mentality during Fall Camp

Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones (12) waits to have the ball snapped to him during a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28. Jones and the Buckeyes are set to begin a tough week of practices for Fall Camp.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State Buckeyes are getting ready to enter survival mode as Fall Camp will intensify next week with eight practices. Coach Urban Meyer said the team is not where they need to be just yet, but they are progressing day-to-day. For now, Meyer’s main goal is to preserve the overall health of the team, which means avoiding injuries at all costs.“I hope number one, and our prayer every morning is safety of our players, health of our players because you see it across the country right now,” Meyer said. “Man, I hit and FOX Sports and CBS, I pull down these Internet sites and I hit them real fast to see what’s going on across the world and you see a young guy get hurt, I don’t think the world realizes how much time goes into that, and that’s the number one thing is health of your players.”Meyer noted that the team made it through the first week virtually unscathed, with only two notable injuries.Junior H-back Dontre Wilson had a small tweak to the broken foot that caused him to miss the final six games of last season. Meyer said it is nothing major and he expects him to return to practice on either Monday or Tuesday.Redshirt freshman cornerback Marshon Lattimore is sidelined with a minor hamstring injury. Meyer downplayed Lattimore’s injury as well. He said he expects the Cleveland, Ohio, native to be back practicing this week.Meyer is looking forward to seeing how his players lean on each other during next week’s practices.“Number two is you want to make it real hard and all the walls are broken down so they bleed, we call it bleed on each other, and that means just it’s just that whole (G.K.) Chesterton quote we live by. The soldier doesn’t fight because of the hatred that’s in front of him, he or she fights because of the love of those behind him, and that’s what we’re trying to create right now. It’s a survival mentality. This week is a tough one, real tough.”Redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones is looking to utilize the increased practice schedule to separate himself from redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett. Jones stressed that the upcoming week is important for every player donning the scarlet and gray.“This week is really going to be a gut check for everyone in the program,” Jones said. “To really see if you love football like you think you do.”Jones, who’s in the midst of an intense quarterback battle with Barrett, spent media day holding his 9-month-old daughter Chloe in his arms as she teethed away at her dad’s “12 Gauge” wristbands. He said juggling being a father and student athlete has been tough act to balance.“Being a father, a football player and a student at the same time, not just a football player, being a quarterback, you know that’s the difference between just being a football player,” Jones said. “So much of the game is mental, and so much of the game is film study, so it’s definitely tough. It should be easier now because she just moved back down here yesterday.”Although a strenuous slate of practices are on the horizon for the Buckeyes, the players are trying to take their mind off it and enjoy themselves when the time is right.Junior safety Tyvis Powell said the team likes to cut loose once they have the chance.“Absolutely, we definitely know how to have fun,” Powell said. “I think we got that part locked down. When it’s time to get serious, we get serious. But when we got some free time, and it’s time to enjoy ourselves, we actually know how to do that to. It’s just the best of both worlds.”The players displayed exactly what they mean by enjoying themselves, when a player came up from behind redshirt senior Braxton Miller and dunked on with a toy basketball hoop as he spoke to the media.Senior linebacker Joshua Perry said that the team is trying to stay loose through camp but remain focused for their season opener on Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.“We have a focused team, but we are not too uptight,” Perry said. “One thing people say is you win one (championship) and you get uptight. We don’t feel that way right now.” read more

Klopp insists his focus are on picking up points not goals

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he won’t pressure his players to rack more goals, with his focus on picking up on points.The Merseyside club leapfrogged Premier League champions Manchester City to go top of the table after a 4-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday.Klopp’s men are three points clear of the Citizens but Pep Guardiola’s side can regain their advantage with a win against Tottenham on Monday night, because they possess a better goal difference than Liverpool but Klopp insists closing that gap is not on his mind.He said, according to Mirror Football: “At this stage it makes no sense to think about things like that.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“You have to score as often as possible. Against Cardiff, we have plus three but you can never lose respect for the other team.“Of course, you want more and we will have will have games where we score more if we are greedy.”“It is not too likely that it will happen again next week but it will happen from time to time if we stay in a good shape.”“We chase goals. That’s their nature, they want to score goals. You don’t have to put pressure on them.“First, we have to collect the most points and if we can do that then everything is fine. If not, we have to think differently.”last_img read more

Mertesacker on Reiss Nelsons performance in Hoffenheim

first_imgArsenal’s academy manager Per Mertesacker says 19-year-old Reiss Nelson who is spending 2018-19 season on loan with Hoffenheim is setting a fine example for young prospects to follow.The teenage sensation began to impress in Hoffenheim but not to the surprise of the manager who insisted there are differences between PL and Bundesliga and claims Hoffenheim is the club for bringing up young players.“It was the best decision for him to go there,” Mertesacker told the official matchday programme via Gunners website.“When you compare the Bundesliga to the Premier League, there are similarities but there are differences.“At the moment the Bundesliga suits him, and he went to a club where they are used to bringing up young players, educating young players and giving young players a chance in their first team. He has a young coach who will educate him and give him an insight.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Reiss is getting out of the comfort zone he was in at Arsenal, so the loan system should work brilliantly for us. Some Bundesliga clubs are very interesting for us and the way he could make an impact at Hoffenheim was by starting on the bench but then scoring immediately.“Through scoring those goals, he gained trust from the coach, from the fans, by learning some German and earning the right to start and make an impact.“I think he has done a brilliant job but that all fell into place because he wanted to go. He had a great opportunity but you need to take these opportunities and make sure you learn from those moments. Instead of being a first-team player between the under-23s and the first team, this is something different.“It’s difficult to manage and I’m really pleased and glad that it’s worked right now for him. We have other prospects we really need to think about. What’s their best path towards making an impact for our first team? There are different ways, different challenges.“Those are individuals. But I feel we are in a good place right now and those situations show us how big an impact a loan can make on a player. We need to select wisely.”last_img read more

FA plead for information after cocaine abuse reports

first_imgThe FA has released a statement on Friday reiterating their stance on drug use among footballers after reports alleged cocaine use by an England international.Newspaper reports on Thursday claimed that an England international took cocaine during a pre-Christmas team party, but the identity of the player has been sealed.The FA, however, refused to respond specifically to the claims, but have implored anyone with evidence of allegations of drug use to contact them or the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).“The FA operates one of the most comprehensive national anti-doping programmes in the world.” An FA spokesperson told Sky Sports.“In partnership with UK Anti-Doping, we have targeted research and intelligence-led programme in place to identify potential doping risks in the game.LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea sprays his team with Champagne following his sides victory in The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)Religious leaders are happy after FA’s champagne ban Manuel R. Medina – April 24, 2019 The traditional celebration will change starting this year after the Football Association has abandoned the tradition of awarding the winners with a case of champagne.“Although incidents of doping in English football are very rare, it remains a priority for The FA to find and sanction anyone found taking performance-enhancing or recreational drugs.“We encourage anyone with information about any anti-doping violation in football to report it to The FA, via, or to UK Anti-Doping by visiting:”last_img read more

Listen To Trent Reznor Atticus Ross Haunting Halloween Theme

first_img Trent Reznor Reworks Eerie ‘Halloween’ Theme listen-trent-reznor-atticus-ross-haunting-halloween-theme Listen To Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross’ Haunting ‘Halloween’ Theme Email Facebook NIN frontman teams with GRAMMY-winning partner for a disturbingly modern take on the ‘Halloween’ themeTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 13, 2017 – 7:30 am Among the creepiest pieces of music ever composed, John Carpenter’s main theme for 1978’s Halloween represents a perfect example of the seamless marriage of music and film. As if the theme couldn’t get any more disturbing, GRAMMY winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have reinterpreted the odd time-signature-based horror theme, giving it an eerie modern makeover.Reznor and Ross’ version is among the tracks on Carpenter’s previously announced anthology, a set featuring both his classic film compositions and some newly recorded versions. Carpenter is also set to launch a mini tour to promote the project, kicking off Oct. 29 in Las Vegas. “To me, music is something you do to enhance the film,” Carpenter told the Los Angeles Times about his composition philosophy. “I didn’t think of it as an end to itself. I thought, ‘OK, I’m going to support the image.’ It was always utilitarian. I never thought that anybody would pay much attention to it.”John Carpenter To Play Movie Themes On Tour Twitter News last_img read more