Catalan looking for blazing start in 2018

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Rene Catalan (right). photo from ONE CHampionshipRene Catalan is riding a three-fight winning streak, and the 39-year-old plans to stretch it to four in 2018, all in the name of the Philippines.Catalan (3-2)  started his MMA career with two straight losses but has since strung together an undefeated run that he will put on the line when he faces Xuewen Peng in Jakarta on Jan. 20.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I am exerting a tremendous amount of effort in training, I want to keep on winning,” said Catalan of his fight in the ONE: Kings of Courage card.“I am inspired to win my match this coming Jan. 20 because I am representing the Philippines, It is always an honor to fight for my country. My goal in this bout is to win and bring pride to my nation.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCatalan is not only gunning for his fourth straight win, but he’s also hoping to get a shot at the ONE Strawweight World title, a strap that Alex Silva holds.“My goal is to compete for the ONE Strawweight World Championship, I know before I get to that stage, I still have a lot of work ahead of me,” said Catalan. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alab Pilipinas falls to Singapore at home LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

4 homeless after N/A fire

first_imgA fire believed to have been started by a man of unsound mind destroyed a two-storey house at Glasgow New Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam leaving four persons homeless.The fire started at around 10:00h in the lower flat of the wooden and concrete building, located at Lot 945 Glasgow New Housing Scheme, which was owned by two pensioners, Jean and Esie Benjamin.According to reports, the son of the pensioners, Surdat Williams, who is of unsound mind and who occupies the lower flat of the building, had a disagreement with his 17-year-old niece on Friday.Guyana Times was told that following that disagreement, the niece went into the upper flat of the building and locked herself inside.However, in an effort to gain access to the teenager, the suspect reportedly used dried coconut shells and lit the fire.The distraught young woman spoke to this newspaper and relayed that she only moved in with her grandparents a few months ago. She said her grandmother suffered a stroke and as such she was there to take care of her. The teen did not disclose what she and her uncle were arguing about, but noted that after he lit the fire, it quickly spread to his bedroom.The shaken teen further revealed that she managed to escape unhurt after jumping over a verandah from the upper flat of the building. Her grandparents who are out at the time of the incident disclosed to this publication that by the time they returned home, the house was completely destroyed.In anger, Esie Benjamin told this publication, “He lucky l aint see him before the Police.”The community of New Amsterdam was alerted to the fire after a gas cylinder exploded. However, by the time the New Amsterdam Fire Service responded with two units, the house was fully engulfed.The suspect was taken into Police custody.last_img read more

Olympic Torch visits Fort St. John

first_imgThe Prince George native says she just concentrated on holding the flame high, and simply soaking-in the once-in-a-lifetime experience.The City also unveiled a metal carving styled after the Olympic torch on Sunday.  The sculpture is expected to be permanently displayed outside the Enerplex.Stay tuned for more reaction, photos, and stories.  Do you have a photo or video you’d like to share?  E-mail Photo:  Ross H. MacLean carries the Torch into Centennial Park – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caBy Jon Zacks- Advertisement -Residents of Fort St. John turned out in droves, as the Olympic torch passed through the Energetic City on Sunday.Thousands of cheering fans lined the relay route and watched Elks speed-skater Jamie Lee take the flame for a spin around the outdoor oval.  93 year-old Ross H. MacLean lit the cauldron at Centennial park, where Premier Gordon Campbell addressed the crowd, while kids played hockey on the snow and slithered down the winding ice-slides.Fans also signed good-luck cards for the two Fort St. John athletes heading to the Vancouver Games – Denny Morrison and Michelle Kelly – with free hot chocolate to help warm up chilly bodies.Bryanna Birks was one of the torch bearers, and said the experience exceeded her expectations. [asset|aid=2456|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1dbdbac0674ac124527257085a3096db-bryanna-exciting_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThe strength of sterling against the euro means there has never been a more attractive time to shop in Donegal. Donegal’s largest menswear store, Evolve Menswear, located in the Letterkenny Retail Park is offering a staggering 45% allowance on sterling to its Northern customers.In recent weeks, owners, Mark and JP McCloskey have seen a massive increase in customers travelling to Letterkenny from the North who are taking full advantage of the savings to be had. Mark McCloskey told Donegal Daily, “We have compared our prices against UK competitors and we are cheaper by about 15-30 percent. During the weekends, the car park here in the Letterkenny Retail Park is 50% Northern Ireland car registrations”.“It’s a terrific time for people to travel to Letterkenny from Derry, Strabane, Omagh and Northern Ireland in general. Letterkenny has a lot to offer shoppers and with the unbelievable strength of the sterling right now, people are wise to avail of these savings”.Evolve Menswear is the leading menswear supplier in Donegal for men of all ages, offering clothing and footwear from tops brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, G-Star, Penguin, Vans, Adidas Originals, Petrol, Fred Perry, and they are the experts in suiting and wedding hire.  A WHOPPING 45% ALLOWANCE ON STERLING AT EVOLVE MENSWEAR LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Businessevolve menswearFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgSam and Neil in happier times.A young Donegal lad with severe epilepsy has put out a heartfelt appeal to find his best friend and dog Sam.Neil Daniel has been left heartbroken since his beloved collie dog went missing on Sunday night last.The 10 year old boy is lost without his faithful companion whose company he finds therapeutic. Sam has been missing from the Gleneely area near Culdaff since Sunday night at about 11pm.He is a black and white collie but mostly white, he has one black eye and one white eye.He is distinctive in that his front right leg has a shaven patch on it following recent treatment by his vet.Neil’s mum says he is just devastated at losing Sam saying they went everywhere together. “Sam is such a very friendly dog who is loved by all children who are all very upset,” she said.A reward has been offered for the safe return of Sam. Anyone who may have seen him or who may know where he is should telephone or text 0862154587. HEARTBROKEN NEIL PUTS OUT APPEAL TO FIND HIS BEST FRIEND ‘SAM’ was last modified: May 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:culdaffDOGdonegallostNeil Danielsamlast_img read more

Search for MH370 widens

first_imgThe search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has now been expanded deep into the southern hemisphere off the south-west coast of Western Australia.An armada of 10 planes has arrived in Perth Western Australia to search for the missing Boeing 777.Malaysian investigators say Flight MH370 was deliberately diverted during its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 and then flew on for up to seven hours.Investigators suggest hijacking, sabotage, or pilot suicide, and are examining the backgrounds of all 227 passengers and 12 crew members. They are also looking into backgrounds of ground crew.Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has not ruled out finding the plane intact.“The fact that there was no distress signal, no ransom notes, no-one claiming responsibility, there is always hope,” said Mr Hishammuddin.Australian search authorities says that they have evidence that the missing plane may be off WA and major search assets have been re-deployed to Perth from Malaysia.Leading the search is the US Navy’s latest sub hunter the P8A Poseidon. It’s a commercial plane but with a sting!The Boeing P-8A is based on the world’s biggest selling plane, the 737, but comes with a suite of electronics and armaments designed to find and destroy the most elusive submarines and ships.It can fly for 7,500km and has been strengthened to make 60 degree turns and operate just 60m off the ocean.And once it has detected the enemy it can launch an array of bombs or missiles – in fact 10,000kgs of them.These include torpedoes, depth charges, SLAM-ER missiles and Harpoon anti-ship missiles.It has the very latest in communications with over 10 separate radios and data links across the VHF, UHF, HF and SATCOM spectrums.Like the Lockheed Orion it is designed to replace the P-8A has advanced sensors and mission systems which include advanced multi-mode radar, a high definition electro-optic camera, sonar buoys and an acoustic system.However, rather than hunt submarines the P-8 and the four Lockheed P3 Orions will be searching for metal debris, such as tail or wing of MH370 Boeing 777 that may be floating on the water.They will also be using their underwater detection ability to search for a large object. The P-8 can cover an area of 38,850 square kilometres in a nine-hour flight.Watch Geoffrey Thomas on Channel 7 Sunrise: read more

6 Awesome Apps Begging to Be Developed

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Y Combinator’s getting pretty fancy with their very detailed Request for Startups idea, which was somewhat like their “Startups We’d Like to Fund” post of yesteryear. Basically, rather than suffer through the dissatisfaction of loving the apps they’re with, the good folks at the aforementioned accelerator program decided to give developers a little insight on what their startup wishlist might look like.Never ones to be outdone, we at ReadWriteWeb have labored intensely and discussed among ourselves to produce this app wishlist. We can’t offer funding, but it would make us picky little Internet geeks terribly happy if someone developed any of the six apps listed below. You know, while we’re waiting for the flying cars and food replicators.1. Real-Time Mobile & Web Sports AppAs it stands, jocks and geeks still sit at opposite ends of the cafeteria. As with other verticals not typically in the geek milieu, sports have too long been ignored in terms of technology, support, and bleeding the sweet, sweet revenue from sports fans’ pockets. The sports channels and leagues each have their own bloated, useless apps, but somebody needs to create an agnostic web and mobile application to deliver real-time data, the parameters of which would be user-determined. All of this data is readily available online, ready to be queried by the right script kiddie. Sports fans need up-to-the-instant scores, game developments, news on teams and players, and stats relating to fantasy league play. If you can get the gambling angle, too, through resources such as the Sports Data Query Language, then you have a real money-maker on your hands. In fact, we’re not even sure why we’re telling you this rather than developing it ourselves. We must be gluttons for poverty.2. Full-Length Movies on MobilesIt’s a matter of time, we’re sure, before you look next to you on a subway and see a guy watching V for Vendetta on his iPhone. Movies are getting quicker to stream and more mobile, and mobile video display is a quickly-aligning Rubik’s cube. A combination of the right coding technology, the right player, and the right partnership with a giant such as Hulu or Netflix could allow some lucky startup to charge the pants off of mobile users per movie. Plus, it’d be a great trick to keep the kids quiet in restaurants or church or wherever, and who, parents and non-parents alike, can’t get behind an idea like that?3. Multiplayer Augmented Reality Social GamingA few months ago, we found out what Crash Corp was up to, and that bee has been in our bonnet ever since. Augmented reality mobile gaming is definitely the frontier of its space. It’s a gamble getting gamers away from their hotly-defended consoles, their PCs laden with expensive video cards, and all the games and ways of game playing they know. That would be, shall we say, a game changer. Ha ha. But we feel the coolest, most hardcore application of AR gaming can be achieved through multiplayer, socially enhanced, RPG-type games as opposed to the kind of casual games that isolate rather than connect users and don’t tend to induce hours of Mountain-Dew fueled play. Something like foursquare is the embryonic, interface-free, back-end concept for what mobile gaming will become. We predict that in five years, all gamer geeks will have farmer’s tans. Also, the addition of semi-virtual currency in marketing promotions that are location- and proximity-based make AR mobile a brand’s most fantastic dream.4. Real-Time Social Streams as Gesture-Responsive, Dimensional DisplaysIt’s 2009. We don’t have any flying cars. We don’t have a moon colony. We’ve waited this long, and we want SOMETHING, damn it. Give us our Minority Report-esque gesture-controlled holographic displays, or at least a BumpTop-like 3D app that can handle concepts such as relative size and weight of discussions, apps, and other users. With existing apps such as Seesmic Desktop and its ilk becoming real-time and constantly present, we see our entire social graph’s firehose glutting the data stream with absolutely too much information until it truly becomes the time-waster the mainstream claimed it was all along. We now need an app that can imaginatively and radically simplify statuses and microblogging and how we receive and parse them, and we’re talking TED-level imagination. Why anyone that brilliant would want to work on social media projects is anyone’s guess, but hey, it’s our wishlist.5. Shopping App for Thrift StoresWe can’t believe some hipster hasn’t picked up on this already, but someone ought to develop a web and mobile app specifically for thrift stores, kind of like TheThriftShopper, but much more than a directory. We want to see locations, reviews, sales and specials, pics of good finds, and a social community for organizing ugly sweater parties! With the revolving door that is any second-hand shop’s inventory, it’s probably not reasonable to ask for an Internet of Things-type cataloging program — yet. But it would be simple and fun enough to use certain APIs to create this kind of mashup.6. Personal Inventory and Shopping AppWe’ve seen several trade-and-barter apps lately, such as NeighborGoods and OurShelf, that allow users to catalog items they already own and request those they need. And there are a few good shopping applications, such as Alice, out there, both in terms of inventory control as well as social shopping. But coming back to the Internet of Things, what we want is more inclusive and integrated than anything we’ve seen yet. We would like someone to develop a way to manage multiple home shopping lists, including groceries, book/DVD wishlists, etc., that sync with retailer inventories and send mobile alerts. It would also require a mobile app that allows shopping to be completed and automatically updates web-based lists accordingly. Eventually, this is the kind of tech that could be used to create truly smart shopping carts, as well.As incredible as it may seem, there are corners of the Internet upon which the RWW team has not stumbled. If you know of any good apps that fit these categories, be sure to let us know in the comments!Also, if you’ve got a wishlist of your own, feel free to share below. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img jolie odell Tags:#Features#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Alcatel-Lucent Acquires Programmable Web – Well-Known Source For APIs

first_imgTags:#cloud#cloud computing#news A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… alex williams Alctel-Lucent is acquiring mashup pioneer Programmable Web, a developer favorite, known in social technology circles as the premiere sources for APIs.The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Programmable Web will operate independently of Alcatel-Lucent as a subsidiary of the company. Its service will be available to Alcate-Lucent customers. Founder John Musser said Programmable Web will expand its services to do deeper coverage of the API universe.Programmable Web is the leading source for APIs. It’s a comprehensive resource for Web services. It serves as a directory, a news source and a catalog. But perhaps its largest value is as a community. Developers comment and rate the 2,000 APIs that are part of the service. it’s blog is written by a group of knowledgeable writers such as Adam DuVander, whose book about developing maps on the Web will be published this summer. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The calibre of that community is a big benefit to Alcatel-Lucent, which provides a platform for network operators and developers. The company is seeking developers to use its platform for developing mobile applications that customers can offer as a service. By attracting high quality developers, it can in turn encourage service providers to expose its network assets — such as identity, preferences and presence. Application developers can then in turn use that information in its own services.Alcatel-Lucent talks a lot about the ecosystems that are emerging in the developer word and how the vitality of an API is dependent on a community culture.They believe that by fostering community they can help expose the platform’s network capabilities to a far larger community of developers than is possible today. The goal is to serve as a Switzerland of sorts, focusing on being neutral more than anything else.The challenge comes with bringing two disparate communities together. And there are the additional hurdles that come in a market that is increasingly competitive. IBM, Amazon, VMware, Microsoft Windows Azure and a host of others are competing with Alcatel-Lucent either directly or indirectly.Post iPhone WorldMichael Cote, an analyst with Red Monk, says that the Programmable Web acquisition is an enticement for carriers to learn more about the services they can provide customers. It also provides developers with another reason to use the end-to-end service that Alcatel-Lucent is developing.But these are still early days and carriers practically print money. They need enticing to some degree. Inversely, the carriers are playing catch up to some degree. Cote says that carriers need to learn how to compete in the “post iPhone,” world. It’s a market that is more about the “i” than the phone. Alcatel-Lucent can help be a bridge. They’re a traditional company that customers can trust.That’s a different world for the carriers, which still make the lions share of its revenues from core traditional services. They sell minutes or SMS messaging. But as more people use smartphones, the demand for apps will scale. Apps in many respects will serve as a differentiator for the carriers. Laura Merling, vice president of Alcatel-Lucent’s global developer strategy. points out that the market is still young and fragmented. For instance, customers are now asking about how open APIs can connect to cars, homes and other devices. By providing a resource like Programmable Web, customers can learn more about the APIs available. They will also get access to analytics about the APIs, providing another window into the market. We are moving to a world where APIs provide a way for connecting any kind of device. Services like Programmable Web act as a content network and a directory that gets its strength from the community it serves.By acquiring the company, Alcatel-Lucent has the opportunity to provide it customers with a way to see a path in the rapidly unfolding API marketplace.Disclosure: Alcatel-Lucent is a sponsor of ReadWriteWeb. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Quick Tip: Applying LUTs to Footage in Premiere Pro

first_imgStep 2: Select Your LUTFor Input LUTsYour next step all depends on what type of LUT/Look you want to apply to your footage. If you’re trying to apply an Input LUT, you should navigate to the Basic Correction tab in the Lumetri Color Effect, select the menu next to Input LUT, and select Browse. You can now browse to find the input LUT on your computer.For LooksIf you want to apply a LUT to stylize your footage, you will need to use a Look. To access a .look file saved on your computer, simply navigate to the Creative Tab in the Lumetri Color Effect, select the menu next to Look, and select Browse. You can now browse to find the Look on your computer.Looking to download free LUTs for your footage? Check out our Understanding LUTS in Color Grading post.Have any tips for working with LUTs in Premiere Pro? Share in the comments below. Need to apply a LUT to your footage? No problem. Here’s how it’s done in Premiere Pro.If you’re not already familiar with the term, a LUT is an algorithm used to change the colors of a video. LUTs can be used for a number of different purposes, from correctly displaying ‘flat’ footage to exporting video for film printing. In the following post we’ll take a look at how to use LUTs in Premiere Pro.Using LUTs in Premiere ProStep 1: Apply the Lumetri Color EffectFind the Lumetri Color Effect in the effects and preset browser. Apply it to your footage or adjustment layer. Premiere Pro uses two terms for LUTs: Input LUT and Look. Here’s a quick breakdown of the two LUT terms mean in Premiere Pro.Input LUT: An Input LUT tells Premiere Pro to interpret footage in a certain way. Typically an Input LUT will be applied to flat log footage in order for it to display with the correct colors.Looks: A Look is a LUT designed to change the color style of a clip. For example, if you wanted to give your footage a ‘Blockbuster’ look, you might apply an orange and teal Look/LUT.last_img read more

A Senate Inquiry is Investigating Dowry Related Abuse in Australia

first_imgAn Indian-born woman, who agreed to speak with SBS if her voiced was disguised, says she plans to share the darkest memories of her year-long marriage with Australia’s inquiry into dowry abuse.She says the dowry linked to her wedding led to horrendous abuse at the hands of her former husband.“He was continuously abusing me, torturing me. At times, he used to beat me, asking me for more dowry. I cried. At times, I even felt like dying. But then I’d just think of my parents, my family, and I just gathered all my strength and said, ‘No, I cannot give up.”Read it at SBS Related Itemslast_img