Sixers 113, Warriors 104: Warriors no longer unbeatable

first_imgOAKLAND — Steve Kerr is right. The Warriors are not unbeatable.The Warriors lost to the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-104, on Thursday at Oracle Arena, a surprising development considering two things. The Warriors (36-15) snapped an 11-game winning streak. They also looked nothing like the team that had showed dominance during a span that last 26 days.“We weren’t there mentally. We weren’t there competitively,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We got what we deserved.”Other than that, the Warriors …last_img read more

Instagram Is Sorry, But It Has To Make Twitter Worse

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Instagram disabled Twitter Cards. Now, when you click an Instagram link from Twitter, you might see a cropped, weird looking preview instead of the whole picture. That’s because Instagram wants to just send you straight to its website, but Twitter won’t let it, so now you have to click twice. Isn’t Web 2.0 just the best? Do you know what Twitter Cards are? I don’t blame you. Here’s the gist: When you view a tweet on Twitter’s official apps or site, and it contains a link to a photo or article or other piece of media, the publisher can build a little preview that displays right on Twitter, so the person clicking it doesn’t have to leave Twitter and go to the original. Why would publishers want that? I don’t know.As we can now see with Instagram, the alternative to building nice-looking Twitter Cards is a vastly crappier, “pre-Cards” version of a similar experience. On the desktop version, you can carefully click the URL and go straight to Instagram.com, but not on mobile. So you either build Twitter Cards, and the user doesn’t click through to your site, or you look crappy on Twitter, and the user gets pissed off for having to click another time.At LeWeb on Wednesday Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom apologized to users, acknowledging that the changes are “really confusing,” but explaining that this is “the correct thing for our business to do at this time.”And it is. For Instagram users, of whom there are many, we want to click through to Instagram.com so we can like or follow someone on Instagram. This Twitter crap is an obstacle. Twitter has every right to create that obstacle and keep people on its property, but that doesn’t mean it’s “fun” or “delightful” or one of those other Web 2.0 words.Twitter has been messing with Instagram for months. It cut off the ability for Instagram users to find their Twitter friends on the service in July. Last month, the New York Times reported that Twitter is building its own Instagram-style filters. Systrom has to insist otherwise on stage, of course, but this spat has been going on for a while. In a stupid, juvenile way, Instagram is justified in striking back.But we actual Web-using humans do not care about this fight. We don’t care about companies fighting. We want our things to work well and be fun. In a less cynical world, we could have a better experience for sharing photos of our lives with each other. I should get over that, though.This kind of slap-fighting between companies is what we get for paying for these communication services by letting them mine our eyeballs. It’s the status quo. If we don’t like it, we could try paying for it and see how that goes.UPDATE: 12:26 p.m.: This article has been corrected to clarify Twitter’s functionality. Initially, it reported that you can’t click straight through to Instagram.com from a tweet. On mobile, this is true. On the desktop Web, however, you can click the URL and go directly to Instagram.com, but clicking elsewhere on the tweet still expands the image in line. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Instagram#twitter Related Posts center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… jon mitchell A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Hapur lynching: petitioners can approach trial court, says Supreme Court

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Tuesday gave petitioners in the Hapur lynching case liberty to approach the trial court and draw its attention to statements made by two brothers of the victim before a chief judicial magistrate about the brutal crime allegedly committed by cow vigilantes in June last year.A Vacation Bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told advocate Vrinda Grover, counsel for petitioner and witness Samaydeen, that instead of directing the Uttar Pradesh police to file a supplementary chargesheet, it would be “appropriate” to permit the petitioners to directly apprise the trial court about the statements made by the brothers, Saleem and Nadeem, under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure before the Hapur chief judicial magistrate on May 15.Saleem and Nadeem are the brothers of Qasim Qureishi, a 45-year-old meat trader, who died after he took a severe beating along with Samaydeen from cow vigilantes on June 18, last year.The duo were assaulted on the pretext that they were transporting and butchering cows.In August, the Supreme Court had refused to buy the police version that the lynching was a “road rage” incident which turned fatal. The statements made by Samaydeen and some others before the magistrate had shown the case in its true light — a mob lynching premised on a false rumour of cow slaughter.The video footage of the lynching and an expose by the NDTV channel in which one of the accused allegedly talked about the assault and even denying water to one of them had created a furore.last_img read more

Afridi bowls the best spell by a captain in World Cup

first_imgPakistan skipper Shahid Afridi bowled the best spell by a captain in any world cup match on Wednesday to sink Kenya at Hambantota as Pakistan registered their first win in the World Cup.Afridi finished with figures of 8-3-16-5 on Wednesday. Priviously, Kapil Dev of India held the record. He had finished with figures of 5-43 runs against Australia during the Prudential World Cup in 1983, which India eventually won.Shahid Afridi also secure the best figures by any Pakistani bowler in a World Cup encounter.Earlier, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram owned that record. He had captured 5-28 in a match at Kimberley against Namibia during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.Incidentally, Akram had completed his 500 ODI career wickets in that match.last_img read more

Wimbledon targets using serve clock at 2020 tournament

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Lewis says the clock would be “not a rule change, just a visible device on the court to manage the rule.”Players have 25 seconds to prepare after a point for the next first serve. They are first warned, then assessed a fault for the second violation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWimbledon will have a 38 million pounds ($49.5 million) prize fund this year and give the men’s and women’s singles champions a 4.4% raise to 2.35 million pounds ($3.06 million).First-round losers get a 15% raise to 45,000 pounds ($58,600). FILE – A detailed shot of a serve clock is seen in Louis Armstrong Stadium prior to the start of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 24, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA/AFPLONDON — Wimbledon is “highly likely” at the 2020 tournament to introduce a serve clock for players that debuted in Grand Slams at last year’s US Open.Tournament CEO Richard Lewis detailed the timetable at a news conference on Tuesday which announced a near-12% raise in prize money for the July 1-14 edition.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ PBA D-League: Metropac-San Beda clobbers Trinity, rises to 1st place tie with CEU Wimbledon’s No. 1 court will have a new retractable roof and increased capacity of 12,345.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

JAMAICA Nurses Charged to Play Greater Role in Promoting Public Health

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, March 1, 2018 – Kingston –  Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has charged the nation’s nurses to prepare to play a greater role in promoting and protecting public health.  He noted that nurses, given the regular and frequent contact they have with people, are in a unique position to promote healthy lifestyles and advise persons against habits that can endanger their health.“The nursing profession has to prepare itself… (for nurses) to be greater advocates for the cause of public health and wellness in our society,” he said.The Minister was addressing the launch of Nursing Now, a global campaign aimed at promoting the profession, held on Tuesday (February 27) at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St. Andrew.  The initiative is geared at, among other things, raising the status of nurses globally, and maximising the contribution that nursing makes to universal health coverage and women’s empowerment and economic development.Its key partners are the World Health Organization (WHO), International Council of Nurses, the United Kingdom (UK)-based Burdett Trust for Nursing, and nursing organisations across the globe.Minister Tufton, in endorsing the campaign, said it is going to reinforce the value of the nursing profession to public health locally, in the region and internationally.  He noted that the impact of nurses is greatest at the level of primary healthcare; the preventative side of health, which is a major thrust of Governments globally.“It is a good time to highlight, to reinforce that importance, in order for us to take note and to do more to promote the interest, role and the contribution of a very crucial sector in the delivery of public healthcare,” he said.Dr. Tufton said the initiative will enable “greater empowerment of our nurses and provide them with the ability and the capacity to prepare themselves to provide greater leadership, as an important response to the public health challenges the country faces”.last_img read more

Official vanishes with Tk 140m

first_img*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam. A civil servant named Setaful Islam has disappeared allegedly after embezzling Tk 140 million meant for compensation for the people affected by the government’s land acquisition, reveals an investigation.Setaful Islam, an administrative cadre officer of the 24th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS), was posted as land acquisition officer at Kishoreganj deputy commissioner’s office.With sacks and vehicle, Setaful Islam went to the Sonali Bank in Kishoreganj branch in December to withdraw the huge sums of cash, witnesses told investigators. Once the matter came to the notice of the authorities and his colleagues, Setaful Islam disappeared from the scene.He could not even be reached over phone for comments as his cell phone remained switched off.The cabinet division, in a letter, asked the immigration department to halt Setaful if he tries to flee the the country.Setaful Islam embezzled the money, instead of distributing it as compensation packages among the respective people, shows the investigation.It says a total of Tk 50 million was allocated for land acquisition purposes in Kishoreganj in recent times.However, a cheque of the said amount signed by the accounts officer was deposited as salaries for employees of the land acquisition section of the district on 5 December.Record shows, Setaful Islam withdrew a total of Tk 49.40 million in two phases — on 6 and 7 December.The rest Tk 600,000 was sent to an organisation named Tapan Industries.In cheque books, the recognition of the cheque recipients was not found, according to the investigation. Some 13 cheques went missing. Instead of distributing cheques among the land owners, these were given to unnamed persons. In this way, he has allegedly embezzled over Tk 88.60 million more.He prepared a cheque to embezzle Tk 100 million more. As the matter was exposed, he fled, said the investigation.Auditor supers SM Jaman and Golam Haider of Kishoreganj district accounts office, accounts officer Sirajul Islam and a section of officials at Kishoreganj branch of Sonali bank are also responsible for embezzling the money.Dhaka additional divisional commissioner Nurunnabi said the money was embezzled in collusion with the bank officials and the district accounts office.”How did the bank give so much money in Setaful’s name?” Nurunnabi questioned.Denying the allegation, bank manager Md Mahbubul Islam Khan said, “The money was given as the land acquisition officer was delegated power to operate the account. We are bound to give the money as he submitted the required documents.”When asked, the bank manager said Setaful along with car, a few companions and sacks came to the bank and took the money.District accounts officer Sirajul Islam also denied the allegation.”I have properly verified the cheque. He was supposed to give details after the disbursement of compensation money. I could not anticipate that he would do such an act of disbelief,” the official said.Additional divisional commissioner Nurunnabi said, “I think the bank is involved in the incident. The district accounts office can’t approve the cheque.”Dhaka divisional commissioner M Bazlul Karim Chowdhury, in a letter, asked the public administration ministry to take departmental, legal and administrative actions against this officer.”I have never seen such a dreadful and dishonest person in my whole career. I have requested the Anti-Corruption Commission to file a graft case against him,”Dhaka divisional commissioner’s office and Kishoreganj district administration have investigated the case of Setaful’s money embezzlement.Land was acquired for implementing different development projects. The land ministry is assigned to accomplish this task. Affected people are to be compensated for land acquisition and cheques of compensation money are sent to the district administration in advance.On 3 December 2017, Setaful Islam was transfered to Pirojpur. Later, he was tranfered as aditional deputy commissioner to Sherpur. After lobbying, he was able to cancll his transfer order. As per his choice, he was transfered to Pirojpur as land acquisition officer.He could not be traced in Kishoreganj or in Pirojpur.Speaking to Prothom Alo, deputy commissioner of Pirojpur Abu Ahmed Siddique said, “Setaful Islam was not seen after his joining in Pirojpur.””I have heard he was appointed as ADC of Bhola,” Siddique added.”I have seen the appointment of Setaful in a circular on the website, but not practically.”last_img read more

Snap Taps Amazon Exec Jeremi Gorman HuffPost CEO Jared Grusd

first_imgIn addition to these two executive additions, the company also announced a slate of additional hires on Wednesday:Jean Gonié, director of EU policy (previously director of public policy at Amazon) (started in October)Alston Cheek, director of platform partnerships (previously partnerships manager at Apple) (started in October)Steen Strand, director of product design – Snap Lab (previously COO and president at ICON Aircraft) (started in October)Ted Suh, head of music partnerships (previously VP digital music at ByteDance) (started in August)Kristin Southey, VP of investor relations (previously senior VP of finance and investor relations at Athene) (started in late July)Snap has been under fire from investors for its inability to grow its user base in the face of ever-growing competition from Facebook. The company lost 3 million daily active users in its most recent quarter, but has seen ad sales accelerate. It’s stock traded below $7 on Wednesday, which translates to a market capitalization of around $8.75 billion. Popular on Variety Snapchat corporate parent Snap has poached Amazon advertising executive Jeremi Gorman as its new chief business officer while also appointing former Huffington Post CEO Jared Grusd as its new chief strategy officer.The two executives are effectively replacing Snap’s outgoing chief strategy officer Imran Khan, who had announced his departure in September.“I’m proud to have Jeremi and Jared join our team, where they will play an important part in shaping the next chapter for Snap,” CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in an email to Snap employees.Gorman had been with Amazon for close to seven years, and most recently led the e-commerce giant’s global advertising sales. Before that, she worked in ad sales for Yahoo and Variety.Grusd had been leading HuffPost as CEO for the past three years. Before that, he worked for four years as Spotify’s general counsel and global head of corporate development. Other previous stints included executive positions at AOL and Google.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more