NLEX sweeps Alaska, enters semis for first time

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Kevin Alas led all scorers with 18 points, including an acrobatic drive that extended the Road Warriors advantage, 87-83, with 1:12 to go. Alas also grabbed nine rebounds.The Aces, who drew a beastly effort from Calvin Abueva, missed their last five attempts from the field inside the final three minutes.Abueva wound up with 17 points and 16 rebounds for Alaska, which had 24 turnovers and shot only 4-of-20 from downtown.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tigresses on wrong side of history as Lady Warriors finally end skid Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City NLEX’s Kevin Alas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX booked a historic trip to the semifinals after sweeping Alaska following an 87-83 win in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Michael Miranda emerged as the unlikely hero for the Road Warriors, who arranged a best-of-seven semis duel with No. 2 Magnolia beginning Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Miranda reentered the game with 3:20 left in the game after replacing JR Quiñahan, who fouled out, and scored five unanswered points, a 3-pointer and two free throws, that put NLEX ahead for good, 85-80, with 2:06 remaining.He finished with 12 and three rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We knew before the game that Alaska was going to get back at us a lot harder than in our first game. Our luck held up and the team deserves the credit,” said Yeng Guiao, who is only in his second season as NLEX’s head coach.“They really wanted this. They’re very hungry to make the semifinals and make our fans happy, make our supporters happy, our management happy. This bunch of guys were able to at least get to the farthest level that we can get.”last_img read more

5 Reasons Why RSS Readers Still Rock

first_imgWe use Fever internally at ReadWriteWeb and I just today downloaded my6sense onto my iPhone. As an aside, note that two of those apps (Feedly and my6sense) integrate Twitter as well as RSS feeds.3. Tracking TwitterIt’s not necessarily an either/or situation between RSS Readers and Twitter. Lynne Pope from New Zealand pointed out (comment 44) that she uses Google Reader to track some Twitter accounts: “Time zone differences mean a lot of good information can be missed in a tweet stream. Pulling the important streams into a reader means the information is readily available.”4. Mobile NewsA number of people remarked that they commonly read their feeds via a mobile version of an RSS Reader. Something for those of us who are sick of being tied to PCs to do more of, perhaps. Bill (comment 46) wrote:“I use NewsRob on Android to pull the most recent 250 articles from Google Reader via my home wifi. Then I walk out the door and head for the commuter train, where I will read my feeds while other poor souls are stuck with the newspaper. Same on the way home and late at night when I’m rocking the baby to sleep.”5. Categorized NewsPerhaps some of us are finding RSS Readers difficult to use nowadays because we don’t use them efficiently. If you spend some initial time setting up your Reader and categorizing your feeds, then chances are you will get a lot more out of it. Randy Orrison (comment 78) described a good use case that you may want to emulate:“I have folders in Google Reader for the blogs that I check every day, new release feeds for software I use (I could never remember to check all 20+ websites regularly), and down at the bottom of the folder list feeds from busy aggregators (like TechMeme) and news sites (like the BBC).”ConclusionReading through all 160+ comments on my post restored some of my faith in RSS Readers. Viva la read/write Web! I’m going to test out some of the tools people suggested, find new ways to integrate Twitter streams with my RSS feeds, read more on my iPhone using my6sense and other services, and do some re-ordering in my Google Reader.What are your thoughts now about RSS Readers, given the discussion summarized here? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#NYT#RSS & Feeds#RSS Readers#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Recently I wrote about the decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news. I noted that while many people still use RSS Readers, usage has decreased due to the emergence of real-time and social flows of information via Twitter, Facebook and other such services. The post sparked a fascinating discussion, with over 160 comments. What I learned from that discussion is that while the RSS Reader market is indeed in decline, there are still a number of compelling use cases for RSS Readers. Not to mention new tools worth checking out. So in this more optimistic post, I list 5 reasons why you should continue to use RSS Readers.My conclusions in the previous post still stand: 1) Google now dominates what’s left of the RSS Reader market; and 2) RSS reading is a very fragmented experience circa 2009/2010 due to Twitter, Facebook, start pages like Netvibes, Firefox bookmarks, and more. However, a lot of commenters wrote that they still use RSS Readers each and every day. Here are the main reasons why:1. Control over Information FlowRSS Readers allow users to control their flow of information, whereas it’s impossible to keep up with the Twitter firehose of real-time information. Mathew Ballad (comment 11) put it well:“I tend to check Google Reader multiple times a day. While I do keep up with bigger news through Friendfeed or Twitter, I like to keep up with multiple Graphic Design blogs, tech blogs, entertainment blogs, photography blogs and Apple blogs on my own. I just can’t see myself ditching RSS Readers for something that I really don’t have much control over.”It’s not just about controlling your stream of daily news. Many people have feeds that they just don’t want to miss. Tim Bray has a folder of feeds in NetNewsWire that he feels is “unacceptable when I don’t at least glance at everything those people have to say.”Some people would argue that it’s a thankless task trying to control your RSS Reader. I am one of those people and I long ago gave up trying to keep my ‘unread’ count at zero. Indeed nowadays I don’t even try to mark as ‘read’ my email – using Gmail, I just let it all flow in and mark the ones I should reply to with stars. On a similar point, RSS pioneer Dave Winer remarked (comment 80) that Google Reader “has the wrong view of RSS.” In a follow-up post, he wrote that “fundamentally, Google Reader views RSS as email,” by which I think he means users feel compelled to read everything in it. His view is that “reading every story is a meaningless concept” and that RSS Readers need to find a way around this issue.2. Evolving User InterfacesSome readers are expecting RSS Readers to transform their UIs in 2010, in particular for “processing life and news streams in the same interface.” (Marco A Torres)This has already happened to a degree in Google Reader, which has many nice social sharing features. @businessquests (comment 57) called Google Reader “a monitoring and intelligence tool enabled by tagging and publication of tag-based RSS feeds.” Eric (comment 19) agreed, commenting:“I use it [Google Reader] not only as a constantly evolving newspaper, but to share and to create new snippets using the “Note in Reader…” bookmarklet. I also subscribe to others’ interests and see what they have marked to share with me.”Eric also noted that he gets breaking news in Google Reader, thanks to its support of the real-time standard PubSubHubbub.However a number of people complained that Google Reader isn’t evolving fast enough in terms of user experience. I would put myself in that camp too. So, like me, you may want to check out some new feed reading innovations. Feedly (one of our Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2009), Fever (one of our Top 10 RSS & Syndication Technologies of 2009) and my6sense (an iPhone app – our review) are 3 apps that received multiple mentions from our readers. richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

‘Not much changed’ – Zidane boosted by clinical Madrid

first_imgPrimera División ‘Not much changed’ – Zidane boosted by clinical Real Madrid Dom Farrell 12:25 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ZinedineZidane - cropped Getty Images Primera División Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Gareth Bale Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruña Deportivo La Coruña A 7-1 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna was not out of keeping with Los Blancos’ recent struggles, the manager insisted Zinedine Zidane did not feel Real Madrid’s performance in a seven-goal demolition of Deportivo La Coruna was radically different to those from more underwhelming results of late.Adrian Lopez opened the scoring after 23 minutes for relegation-threatened Depor but doubles from the excellent Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nacho sat alongside a fine Luka Modric strike in a comprehensive 7-1 triumph for Zidane’s under-fire side.Victory was particularly welcome following La Liga losses at the Santiago Bernabeu against Barcelona and Villarreal, not to mention Copa del Rey struggles versus Numancia and Leganes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Nevertheless, Zidane maintained similar routs might have been enjoyed with sharper finishing over the course of recent outings.”I don’t know if much has changed,” he told a post-match news conference. “The result, of course, as it was a big win.”That’s the difference. In our general play we played very well against Villarreal.”What changed today is the result, that we scored the chances we made. Nothing else.”We all needed a game like this. To score seven goals is not done every day. In the end, I am happy for that.” -up at the Bernabéu!#RMLiga | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/NpMRwpRlQX— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 21, 2018Zidane had Bale, Ronaldo and Karim Benzema all fit and at his disposal, although the French striker was made to wait on the bench before being fielded in tandem with his celebrated forward colleagues for the first time in 273 days.Benzema’s introduction in place of youngster Borja Mayoral was whistled by a section of the Madrid faithful and Zidane added: “We know we can play in many different shapes. Today was 4-3-3 with Gareth and Cristiano wide, and Borja. And it worked for us.”We can change shape, but the most important was the attitude we showed.”Zidane’s men remain fourth in La Liga and are next in action in the home leg of their Copa quarter-final with Leganes, where they hold a slender 1-0 advantage courtesy of Marco Asensio.last_img read more