Chan to Phoenix

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings The Painters have never been the same ever since Guiao left Rain or Shine at the end of last season to take up a job at rebuilding NLEX.Chan said he is grateful for his time with Rain or Shine and hopes to make an impact with his new team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’m excited and I hope that I can help Phoenix make it to the playoffs,” the 33-year-old Chan said.“I told [the team] that I can do whatever they want from me,” the 2012 Governors’ Cup Finals MVP added. “Again, I just want to help the team make it to the playoffs.” Before Chan, the Rain or Shine management let go franchise player Paul Lee, practically hours after news of the Guiao transfer to NLEX broke.Lee is now with Star and a big part of the Hotshots’ future.What Lee is to the Hotshots is what Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia hopes he can get from Chan, a native of Bacolod who had an outstanding collegiate career at Far Eastern U.“I hope he can have the same impact with us like what Paul Lee has with Star,” Vanguardia said even as he also sees Chan’s arrival as a chance for Matthew Wright to learn a thing or two about being one of the best outside guns in the league.The Painters had also dealt away JR Quiñahan to GlobalPort before the Batang Pier made a deal a few months later that reunited him with Guiao at NLEX.Rain or Shine won last season’s Commissioner’s Cup with Pierre Henderson-Niles as an import but bombed out in the quarterfinals of its title defense.The Painters and Fuel Masters are still awaiting approval of the trade from the office of commissioner Chito Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View comments ‘Busy’ Duterte can’t join athletes sendoff LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Chan has career averages of almost 11 points, 2.9 rebounds and two assists. He played for Gilas Pilipinas several times, including the 2013 Fiba Asia in Manila where the country finished second to Iran.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rain or Shine dealt away another vital piece of its two PBA championships under former coach Yeng Guiao on Monday as it sent Jeff Chan to Phoenix Petroleum in exchange for Mark Borboran and a second-round Draft pick.Chan, the 10-year shooting guard, will thus make his appearance for a third PBA team after being acquired by the Elasto Painters from Red Bull around 2009, when Guiao was starting to form what would become one of the league’s best squads.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

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Back from the dead, Aces stay in playoff hunt

first_imgMOST READ San Miguel ends Ginebra’s 7-game run That mentality was in full display in the game against the Picanto as Alaska pulled itself back from 10 points down.Abueva was at is best, doing a little bit of everything including getting into Kia import Geron Johnson’s head.With Johnson losing his focus, Alaska capitalized with its import Buck Henton and starting point guard JVee Casio coming through down the stretch.Abueva admitted that Johnson’s aggressiveness caught the Aces by surprise.“We were rattled,” he said. “We knew we needed a win, but we struggled getting any momentum in the first three quarters. But in the fourth quarter, everything clicked and that was when we were able to show our energy and hustle. All we wanted was to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Winning start Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Calvin Abueva. PBA IMAGESAfter Alaska’s 0-6 start in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, the players know that they have no choice but to play like there’s no tomorrow.Not only are the Aces’ campaign this conference is hanging in the balance, but so are their careers as well.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend However, if there’s one positive thing their slump gave the Aces, it’s that they can’t take any team lightly.“Before, we’re a bit overexcited. We felt that we could beat anyone, but we were wrong. We realized that it’s not going to be easy,” said Abueva. “Now, I think we’re being more solid. We’re getting our momentum back and I hope we continue this.”Alaska stakes its three-game winning streak against Meralco.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Our captain (JVee Casio) said that a lot of us have expiring contracts. So if we want to get extended, get a raise, we have to make it to the playoffs,” said Calvin Abueva in Filipino.That explains the heightened sense of urgency of the Aces for the past three games as they snapped their inglorious 14-game losing skid dating back to last conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlaska has now won three straight games with its latest victory at the expense of Kia, 102-94, on Sunday.“We’re willing to die just for us to play well and make it to the playoffs,” the energetic forward said. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ View commentslast_img read more

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Morocco Denies Withdrawing as Cup Host

first_imgMorocco has not withdrawn as host of the African Cup of Nations, the minister of information said on Thursday, denying reports that fears over the Ebola outbreak caused the country to give up the tournament.But Mustapha Khalfi, who was also the official government spokesman, said Morocco still wanted the event in January postponed because of the Ebola threat, forcing a conflict with organisers that may still see Africa’s top football tournament moved just three months before kickoff.The Confederation of African Football has insisted the January 17-February 8 African Cup must go ahead as planned on those dates, and repeated its stance on Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press.CAF has apparently reached out to at least two other countries to ask if they would step in at short-notice if Morocco refuses to host on the original dates.Ghana’s sports minister said on his official Facebook page that his country was approached to possibly host, and CAF also asked South Africa if it could be on standby, according to a CAF letter to the South African Football Association which was published in the South African media.Morocco feels large groups of football supporters and other travelers from West Africa – where Ebola has killed more than 4,500 people in its worst outbreak ever – would put it at risk.”There is no way we can be lenient with the health and safety of the Moroccan citizens,” Khalfi said at a government media briefing on Thursday, and repeating Morocco’s request for the cup to be postponed. He didn’t say when Morocco wanted it postponed to.Khalfi was repeating concerns expressed by Morocco’s health ministry, which originally advised Moroccan authorities to request a postponement from CAF.CAF has canceled all football in the three worst affected Ebola countries – Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone – until further notice, but says it is following the advice of the World Health Organisation that travel bans will not help curtail the outbreak.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2 bodies found in West Berbice

first_imgThe bodies of two persons were discovered at their respective homes on the West Coast of Berbice on Thursday morning; one being in an advanced stage of decomposition.Forty-year-old Krishna Persaud was discovered lying on a bed in his Lot 185 Fourth Street, Section A, Bushlot, Berbice home.The discovery was made by the man’s daughter after neighbours had reported that a stench was coming from the building.Neighbours told Guyana Times that for several days, a stench was in the air and had become unbearable by Thursday morning.“We get the smell but we nah follow up the thing and last night, it get lil more heavy. We think all kinda thing (about what the smell could be). We say was a dog or maybe the burial ground (nearby) get a tomb that break, you know, and the smell coming this way,” a neighbour related.However, on Thursday morning, one of the immediate neighbours complained that the stench was too high to tolerate and that they could not even sleep the night prior.Dead: Panchawattie ManicSuspicions then arouse among the neighbours after they realised the smell was coming from Persaud’s home. Upon checking they saw that the door to Persaud’s home was locked from the inside, hence, residents became convinced that something may have happened to Persaud in his house.“We didn’t fight up (to go in the house or anything), we just check around for he. Then me nah know who tell he daughter and the girl come and we go by the window and open the louvers and see the man inside,” Ramo (only name given) told Guyana Times.At the time of the discovery, Persaud’s body was covered in maggots. Residents recalled last seeing him on Sunday but up to Thursday, had not realised he was missing.The house where the decomposed body of Krishna Persaud was foundThe 40-year-old man lived alone ever since his father passed away about a decade ago. Police are waiting on the results of an autopsy before they go further with the investigation.Meanwhile, a few villages away at Bath Settlement, the body of a 66-year-old woman was also found lying on her bed after neighbours broke into her Lot C 43 Pitt Street, Berbice home.Neighbours said Panchawattie Manic, called “Memo”, usually gets up at 05:30h every morning. However, when she was not seen by neighbours, they decided to break their way into the house at about 07:30h.According to neighbours, Manic was last seen at about 19:30h on Wednesday evening when she left a neighbour’s house.Manic lived alone in the upper flat of the house, while her brother lived the in the lower flat. Police are also awaiting the results of an autopsy in this case before proceeding with the investigation.last_img read more

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Furious Kerr accuses Simba of player tapping

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr giving out instructions to his players during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Bandari on March 3, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27- A furious Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has threatened to report his former Tanzanian Premier League employers Simba SC of player tapping with reports emerging the side is angling a move for Francis Kahata just a day after signing Meddie Kagere.Kerr said he has received reports that there are a number of players the Tanzanian champions want to fish off from K’Ogalo, something that hasn’t gone down too well with him. “I am very disappointed because there are rules to be followed and if Simba want a player from Gor Mahia, then they have to follow the right channels. I have heard they are making agreements with Francis (Kahata). He still has one year to run in his contract and if they want him, they should talk to the club,” Kerr said.He added; “If they want Francis, they should be ready to spend millions and millions of dollars. They will not get him on the cheap. I am not happy with how they are doing things and if they continue this way, then I will have no choice than take action.”Kagere moved to Simba for a reported Sh7mn sign on fee as a free agent with his contract having expired.The departure took the club by surprise as they were in talks with the Rwandese over renewing his contract, but he was spotted in Dar es Salaam putting pen to paper.Meddie Kagere celebrates after scoring against Tanzania’s Simba SC in Gor Mahia’s 2-0 win in the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Meddie’s contract was over and I can’t blame him for making the move. He was free to make his choice. What I am disappointed of is how he did it. He lied to the chairman. I knew that he was in Rwanda, but next minute, he is in Tanzania signing a contract. But I wish him all the best in his new venture,” the tactician noted.According to Tanzanian press, Kahata has been one of the players high on Simba’s wishlist with the midfielder having rediscovered his form over the last two seasons, playing a pivotal role in Gor’s success.Arch rivals Young Africans (Yanga) were also said to be highly interested in the play-maker.Simba seem to be getting back at Kerr who was overjoyed early this month when he led Gor to beating them 2-0 in the final of the Sportpesa Super Cup with Kagere scoring one of the two goals.The Tanzanian champions are known not to be shy in spending money with their billionaire owner Mo Dewji said to be a man who can go at any lengths, including financial to land his targets.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shares a joke with Simba SC stand-in coach Djuma Massoud before their SportPesa Super Cup final on June 10, 2018 at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKagere’s departure has left Gor with a sour taste in their months and with less than 72 hours before the transfer window shuts, the club is faced with a headache on how to replace the talisman.“It’s a bit tough because with three days, mid-season, how do you get a very good striker. I am still looking; maybe I will get one, maybe I won’t. We just need one striker, nothing more. But I am glad with how the players are doing now. We won 5-0 against Posta and that was a great response from them,” the coach said.The record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions have been linked with a move for Ugandan midfielder Erisa Ssekisambu, but Kerr is non committal on whether or not they will sign the player.Meanwhile, there are reports of unrest within the Gor Mahia camp with players said to be disappointed in terms of monetary appreciation especially after their Super Cup win and progression to the CAF Confederation Cup final.Gor are set to play Sony Sugar at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu this Friday before switching their attention to the CECAFA Kagame Cup in Tanzania.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Porto v Chelsea FC: Five players who can heap misery on Mourinho

first_imgFor full match commentary of Porto v Chelsea, keep it talkSPORT from 7pm on Tuesday 29 September.With Chelsea’s dip in form continuing against Newcastle at the weekend, the pressure is still on manager Jose Mourinho.On Tuesday night he returns to his homeland to face Porto, the club he led to Champions League glory in 2004, in the same competition, knowing victory is a must.But the Portuguese giants will be no pushovers as they look to defeat the Premier League champions.They’ve got plenty of stars in their side after a summer of spending, although Jackson Martinez, Danilo and Alex Sandro were sold for big money.So who do Chelsea need to watch out for as they take on Porto at the Estadio do Dragao? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above for five stars who could heap misery on Jose Mourinho… 5 5. Yacine Brahimi – The Algerian ace could give Branislav Ivanovic a real scare if he’s fit enough to start on Tuesday night. The rapid midfielder has got a bag full of tricks and pace to burn and was a steal of a signing at just €6.5m from Granada in 2014. A knee problem could see Brahimi miss out and Jose Mourinho would breathe a sigh of relief. 5 5 4. Maxi Pereira – The Uruguayan right-back will be the man Eden Hazard tries to evade tonight but Pereira won’t let him have an easy ride. He’s tenacious and won’t hold back if the Belgian is within tackling distance. Watch out for him going forward too, he hit five goals last season for former side Benfica. 3. Ruben Neves – A talented ball-player, Neves will be trying to make things tick for Porto. He’s just 18 years old but shows incredible maturity and if the Blues don’t get to grips with him, he could dictate the game. Don’t dismiss him as a plodding defensive midfielder, though, as he’s also got plenty of flair. 5 2.Giannelli Imbula – A €20million signing from Marseille in the summer, Imbula is capable of turning defence into attack at the drop of a hat. He’ll be looking to break up play and scuttle the ball forward. He’s a capable passer too so the Blues will do well to marshal him. There are reports, however, that Imbula is struggling to adapt, leading torumours of Tottenham and Southampton rekindling their interest. 5 1. Jesus Corona – Spritely winger Corona can play on either flank and is full of trickery and, perhaps more importantly, confidence. The 22-year-old has already netted three times for Porto this season following a move from FC Twente in August and is linking up well with his new team-mates. Nicknamed ‘Tecatito’ after a beer sold by ex-club Monterrey’s owners, he could have Jose Mourinho drowning his sorrows by the end of the night.last_img read more

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City charges animal group

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “By encouraging and condoning violence and terror, the Animal Defense League has made itself an outlaw organization,” Delgadillo said. “While the protection of animals is a worthy cause … the Animal Defense League has openly condoned terrorist acts and tactics and fanned the commission of violence.” Dr. Jerry Vlasak, an ADL-LA officer named along with his wife, Pamelyn Ferdin, in the complaint, called it ridiculous and a waste of taxpayers money. “Many of the charges we admit to doing, they’re perfectly legal in this free country of ours,” Vlasak said. “They include things like holding public officials responsible for their corruption and mismanagement, lies and a cover-up of horrific animal abuse, (and) vocal picketing, which is what our country’s forefathers lived and died for.” The 19-page complaint outlines a two-year intimidation campaign that includes posting pictures of animal control officers on its Web site – superimposed with bull’s eyes or bullet holes. VAN NUYS – Controversy continued to cloud the Department of Animal Services, with the city filing criminal conspiracy charges Friday against an animal rights group accused of terrorizing municipal workers and their families. The 14-count complaint charges the Animal Defense League-Los Angeles of conspiring to harass, intimidate and terrorize Animal Services Department employees. The ADL-LA has publicly acknowledged a lengthy intimidation campaign against the department and its employees that some credit for the firing late Thursday of General Manager Guerdon Stuckey. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said he plans to seek the breakup of ADL-LA or a court injunction prohibiting further harassment. He will also seek to impose a $120,000 fine. It also says the ADL-LA condoned the violence and destruction advocated by an underground “domestic terrorist organization” known as the Animal Liberation Front. Vlasak, the acknowledged media spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front, created a national sensation this year when he suggested on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that any means – including murder – was justified in the defense of animals. The complaint comes a day after Villaraigosa fired Stuckey after he refused the mayor’s demands to resign. Villaraigosa insisted he did not cave into the demands of animal rights activists, who were vocally opposed to Stuckey. “I’ve given Mr. Stuckey five months to lead and succeed and I can tell you that in those five months, he’s been unable to demonstrate that he’s willing to do either,” he said. “That’s why I’ve made the decision to fire Stuckey, pure and simple.” Sources familiar with negotiations between Villaraigosa and Stuckey said Stuckey claimed he had been promised job security by aides to former Mayor James Hahn, who hired him. They also said Villaraigosa refused to agree to Stuckey’s demands for a severance payment of more half of his annual salary of $155,034. “What he was asking for was too much,” the source said. “The mayor decided he wouldn’t go along with that. So, he ended up with nothing.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man accused of attacking motorists is remanded in custody

first_imgA man who attacked a number of motorists who were stuck in a traffic jam in Letterkenny after he had just been released from prison has been remanded in custody.Francis McConnell appeared by videolink before Letterkenny District Court this morning. It follows a series of incidents on Tuesday during which motorists were attacked in their cars in Letterkenny.A number of motorists sitting in their cars at Oldtown Bridge had their vehicles attacked just after 7.30pm.Although nobody was physically injured during the attacks, a number of motorists queued in traffic had their vehicles damaged.McConnell, aged 30, of no fixed abode but from Letterkenny, was arrested a short time later by Gardai after an alleged assault close to a McDonald’s fast-food outlet in the town.He was still wearing his grey prison tracksuit when arrested and brought to Letterkenny Garda station where he was detained.The accused appeared before Judge Deirdre Gearty where he was charged with criminal damage of a number of cars, assault and public order offences.Solicitor for the accused Patsy Gallagher again asked for all the necessary medical treatment to be given to his client.Mr Gallagher claimed “My client tried to get psychiatric help when he was released from prison yesterday morning but it is my understanding that he was refused.”Judge Gearty agreed to adjourn the case and remand McConnell in custody until next Thursday, August 15th to allow for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.She commented “This has been a very serious sequence and again we have separation of responsibilities – this is a very difficult situation where prison service approached it in a certain way and health services saw it differently.”Man accused of attacking motorists is remanded in custody was last modified: August 8th, 2019 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:attackdonegalFrancis McConnellletterkennyMOTORISTSlast_img read more

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Editor’s Note: Welcome To The New ReadWrite

first_imgWelcome to the new ReadWrite. Today we are relaunching this legendary tech site with a new name, a new design and a new approach. I’m thrilled to be joining ReadWrite as the site’s new editor-in-chief, and to be teaming up with Fredric Paul, a veteran tech journalist who is our new managing editor. And I’m very excited to tell you about our plans.Change, For The BetterFirst: I know change is scary. But if you’re one of ReadWriteWeb’s devoted long-time readers, please know that we remain committed to delivering the kind of smart, thoughtful analysis that you’ve come to expect from the site since its inception in 2003. We hope to build on that legacy and add to it.As for our new name, the rationale for the change is pretty simple. Technology has evolved beyond the Web, and we’re adapting to keep up with the changing digital media landscape.The new design is fresh, clean and modern, and easy to navigate. The top box lets us highlight a story that we think is really important, and enables us to run big, beautiful photos and illustrations. Tags:#Op-Ed#ReadWrite dan lyons Related Posts Tablet FirstWhat you might not notice at first is that the site has been rebuilt with a tablet-first approach, meaning that instead of starting with a PC and browser as our reference and then scaling that design down to mobile devices, our designers and engineers used mobile as a starting point and worked out from there. We’ve built a proprietary publishing system called Orion that has been developed under the direction of the experienced and talented John Vars and Eric Dahl.You’ll find that as you move across your various devices – laptop/desktop, tablet, smartphone – the site seamlessly adapts itself to where you are, rearranging itself as if by magic. It’s incredibly responsive and smooth, and boasts slick new features like variable scrolling, contextually aware smart feeds, deeper social integration and improved navigation. This new design was dreamed up and brought to life by our creative director, Alex Schleifer, and the world-class designers and engineers on his team.ReadWrite’s Expanded CoverageBut all that stuff has to do with how you read. Let’s talk about what you read. We have a great core staff of writers, and over time you’ll start to see some evolution in the tone and scope of our coverage.We’re doubling down on mobile, because that’s where the action is. The mobile computing wave is the biggest thing that’s happened in the 25 years that I’ve been writing about technology. But it’s more than that. Mobile devices combined with social networks are evolving into a new mass medium that will displace television and define our age.As for the tone: We want to turn our writers loose and let them write from the heart, in ways that are more personal, passionate, provocative and fun than ever before. We want ReadWrite to be a lively place filled with wit and energy, a place where you find great stories told in a convincing, engaging way, with brains and a point of view.We also plan to bring in a wider mix of voices, inviting interesting people from across our industry to share their ideas and opinions. These will include entrepreneurs, investors, authors, academics, industry executives and, most of all, readers.The best thing about digital publishing is that the audience can be part of the show. We really want to find ways to turn readers into contributors, so that ultimately the site belongs to them as much as to us. In our vision of success, ReadWrite becomes not so much a publication as a conversation. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Say Media ConnectionReadWriteWeb was launched in 2003 by Richard MacManus, a visionary writer and pioneer of online publishing who built a devoted global following. Richard remains a hero to us, and every day we remain mindful of the need to live up to the standards he set.Last year ReadWriteWeb was acquired by Say Media, a forward-looking media company from San Francisco that operates a stable of properties including XOJane, Dogster, Catster, Remodelista and Gardenista. Say Media started out as an advertising network, so it understands the business side of the equation as well as the importance of powerful content that keeps readers coming back for more. Also part of the Say Media family (we call ourselves “Sayers”) is an incredibly talented engineering team behind our award-winning Orion publishing platform. As the media business increasingly becomes a technology business, teaming up with this kind of visionary talent gives us a huge advantage. We’re able to optimize the way you view the site to ensure an amazing experience online and on mobile devices.SAY’s management roster reads like an all-star team of digital publishing. These folks really get the Internet. Our CEO and co-founder, Matt Sanchez, is a techie who studied engineering and computer science at Yale. Our president, Kim Kelleher, was previously the publisher of Time magazine. (Yes, that Time magazine.) See why we’re excited?The History Of Dan LyonsAs for me, I’m joining from Newsweek, where I was technology editor. Before going to Newsweek I spent a decade at Forbes. I also created The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, in the persona known as Fake Steve Jobs. Fake Steve will not be making any appearances on ReadWrite. But his spirit of candor and irreverence remains part of everything I write.So: we are blessed to have the best of both worlds. We have a great brand built on the legacy created by Richard MacManus; and we have the support of a smart, growing, tech-savvy parent company. Now it’s up to us – and to you – to figure out what ReadWrite will become next. The only way to find out is to leap into the digital stream and start experimenting. Some stuff will work, some stuff won’t. We’re pretty sure you’ll tell us which is which.We promise you that we will do our best to find great stories, to be entertaining, witty and passionate, to write from the heart, to tell you what we really think, to admit mistakes when we make them and to deliver the best coverage of the digital revolution that we can. We hope you will come along with us and become part of creating the future.last_img read more

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BJP leader, senior cop arrested in Assam cash-for-job scam

first_imgAssam Police have arrested three persons, including a BJP leader and a senior police official for trying to influence the probe into the cash-for-job scam which has rocked the State, an official said on Monday.Vice-president of ruling BJP’s Darrang unit Sailen Sarma Barua, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) of Duliajan Kabita Das and businessman Surajit Chaudhury were held last night, Dibrugarh district superintendent of police Gautam Bora said.“We have arrested DSP Kabita Das last night. She has already been taken to Guwahati and is being interrogated,” Mr. Bora said. “Two more persons were arrested from Darrang and Guwahati. One is Sailen Sarma Barua who is the vice-president of ruling BJP’s Darrang unit and an advocate from Mangaldoi and the other is a businessman named Surajit Chaudhury,” he added.According to official sources, the duo was trying to influence the probe by meeting judges at the Guwahati High Court. The Dibrugarh Police is investigating the scam at the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) in which a total 67 people including the former APSC chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul and over 55 civil services officials have been arrested.On July 18, another 19 officers of Assam Civil Services (ACS), Assam Police Services (APS) and other allied services of the 2016 batch were held. APS officer Pallavi Sharma, the daughter of BJP MP R.P. Sharma, was among them. In November last year, former Congress Minister Nilamani Sen Deka’s son Rajarshi Sen Deka was also arrested for allegedly landing a job through unfair means.Dibrugarh police had earlier arrested 35 government officials in the scam, including the prime accused Paul, Commission member Samedur Rahman and Basanta Kumar Doley and Assistant Controller of Examinations Pabitra Kaibarta.last_img read more

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