Gymkhana and Family Fun Day

first_imgfor Port Mourant Turf Club on April 9Berbicians are in for a threat as Vybz Nation and Port Mourant Turf Club host a Gymkhana and Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 9, at the Port Mourant Race Track. The day’s events will see five horse races covering six furlongs each. The races include H Class and Lower; J Class and Lower; L Class and Lower; Non Starters Race and Kangal Race.Other attractions include Horse Cart Races, Running; Donkey Race; Motorcycle Race; Bun-Eating Race; Beer Drinking, and there will be free rides for the children. Several other activities are planned to engage children during the course of the day, among which are the carousel, bouncy castle, trampoline, slides, swing, and many more.The first 100 children to this event will each get a free kite. Apart from the fun in the sun, there will be live performances by former Chutney King Bunty Singh, along with Trevon Vobes and Kady Kish. Adding some flavour to the event will be Deejay Dauren from Shocking Vibes and Deejay Dellon from Chromatic Sound.Admission to the event will cost $1000 for adults and $500 for children. The event is promoted by Stag Beer and Red Square Vodka. Action starts at 12:00h.last_img read more

SEA Games: Jermyn Prado bags gold for PH in cycling time trial

first_imgJermyn Prado is the third gold medalist for the Philippines in cycling. Photo by Cedelf Tupas/INQUIRERTAGAYTAY – Cycling delivered its third gold to the Philippines’ haul after Jermyn Prado ruled the women’s individual time trial in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games here.Prado, who hails from Pagbilao, Quezon, took the gold after completing the 23.1-kilometer course in 44 minutes, 44.742 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas The Philippines’ other bet in the women’s ITT, Marella Salamat, checked in at seventh spot in 45:59.275.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Her victory comes after the sweep of the mountain bike downhill events by John Derrick Farr and Lea Belgira in Laurel, Batangas last Tuesday.Wait well worth it for Farr, BelgiraFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) ‘People evacuated on their own’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations View comments Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesdaycenter_img LATEST STORIES Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down From tragedy to jubilation for Malaysia lawn bowler Singapore’s Yiwei Luo finished just under four seconds behind Prado at 44:48.518 to take the silver, while Phetdarin Somrat of Thailand settled for bronze (44:58.152). MOST READlast_img read more

SEA Games: Another gold for PH kickboxing team as Saclag delivers

first_imgThailand reports case of coronavirus from China Jean Claude Saclag of the Philippines (red) connects a left side kick to the chest of Malaysia’s Mohammad Mahmoud (blue) in the kickboxing match of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. EDWIN BACASMAS/INQUIRERMANILA, Philippines–The Philippines added three more dabs of luster to its kickboxing campaign in the Southeast Asian Games.Jean Claude Saclag and Gina Iniong each delivered gold medals, while Karol Maguide a bronze in their respective matches Tuesday night at Cuneta Astrodome in PasayADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img The other medalists were Jomar Balangui and Renalyn Dacquel, who saw action Monday.The Filipinos, who were mentored by Team Lakay’s kingmaker Mark Sangiao, accounted for a total of three golds, two silvers, and a bronze.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee SEA Games: Aries Toledo shrugs off hamstring woes for decathlon gold Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down MOST READ ‘People evacuated on their own’ Saclag carved out a 3-0 decision over Malaysian foe Mahmoud Mohammed in the -63.5kg low kick, while Iniong bested Apichaya Mingkhwan, also 3-0, in the -55kg kick light to add to Jerry Olsim’s golden finish the night before.SEA Games: Team Lakay’s Jerry Olsim strikes gold in kickboxingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 Maguide, for his part, put on a spirited stand against Laos’ Phan Cheuangvanheuang, 2-1.last_img read more

Roma starlet could be on the move – Arsenal to reignite interest?

first_img1 Antonio Sanabria Arsenal target Antonio Sanabria is set to leave Roma this month.The 18-year-old centre-forward turned down interest from the Gunners last January when he left Barcelona, choosing instead to join Sassuolo.However, that move didn’t last long and in the summer transfer window he was snapped up by Roma.Sanabria, who is about to temporarily leave the Serie A club to play for Paraguay in the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship, is set for another switch after the tournament ends on February 7.Deportivo la Coruna are keen to take the teenage striker on loan, a year after it was reported that the Arsene Wenger was ready to meet his £2.5m release clause in a deal that could have gone up to £4.5m.This season Sanabria has been an unused sub in 11 Serie A matches and the youngster is desperate to leave for a club where he will be given more first team opportunites.last_img read more

The most tweeted about football matches of the year so far revealed

first_img 10 10 5. Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City – The first Premier League Mourinho v Guardiola Manchester derby on September 10 was tweeted about 1.7 million times =6. Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal – The first leg of the Gunners’ Champions League rout on February 15 was tweeted about 1.4 million times =6. Arsenal 1-5 Bayern Munich – 1.4 million tweets were sent about the second leg of the Gunners’ 10-2 Champions League defeat on March 7 10 10 Barcelona completed arguably the greatest sporting comeback on Wednesday night, beating PSG 6-5 after losing the first leg 4-0.The result at Camp Nou ensured Barca progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with Sergi Roberto scoring the all-important winning goal.Social media was ablaze with activity during the game, peaking with the frenetic final minutes of the match – and it has been revealed the clash was the most tweeted about football game of the 2016/17 season.So, what other matches make up the top 10? Click the right arrow, above, to discover the most tweeted about football matches of the season… 9. Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool – 1.3 million tweets were sent about the Premier League draw on January 15 =6. Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool – The Reds won at the Emirates on the opening day of the Premier League season (August 14), and 1.4 million tweets were sent about the match 3. Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid – On December 2, 2.5 million tweets were sent about the 1-1 El Clasico draw in LaLiga 4. Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United – Jose Mourinho’s humiliating Premier League return to Stamford Bridge on October 23 was tweeted about 1.8 million times 2. Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Barcelona – PSG’s Champions League destruction of Barca on February 14 was tweeted about 2.7 million times 10 10 10 10 10 10 10. Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea – click the right arrow to see the most tweeted about football matches of the season – The Gunners’ Premier League win on September 24 was tweeted about 1.2 million times 1. Barcelona 6-1 Paris Saint-Germain – 6.1 million tweets were sent about Barca’s Champions League comeback against PSG, making the March 8 clash the most tweet about football match of the 2016/17 seasonlast_img read more

Residents call out city on cell tower

first_imgWHITTIER – Until May 25, Darrel and Edith Thede had never been to a Planning Commission or City Council meeting. That was destined to change. They became almost instant activists when they received a May 25 letter about a proposed installation of a cell phone tower at Palm Park. The Thedes and several residents from the area began working many hours a day to bring about public pressure to oppose the tower. They phoned, e-mailed and sent letters to the city and all five council members in opposition to the 60-foot tower. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesWhile unsuccessful at the Planning Commission level, the issue will be on Tuesday’s City Council agenda for a public hearing. For Edith Thede, the issue of radiation from cell phone towers has been one in which she has been interested since she was a teacher, counselor and assistant principal for the Los Angeles Unified School District. “We were concerned about radiation from the beginning,” she said. “For example, we were always told to put your computers away from the way kids are facing.” The Thedes soon joined with others, including Pat and Paul Lara and Margot Diaz. “I received that letter and I saw red,” Diaz said. “I was furious. I thought about the lives that would be jeopardized and the wildlife. Birds can’t adapt to fake trees. They run into them and fall to their death.” The proposed cell phone tower will be disguised to look like a tree. It was after the Planning Commission when the residents turned up their lobbying efforts. They asked people to call City Hall and council members, relying on the new ways of reaching elected officials. “We didn’t do a petition because that’s not the latest savvy thing to do,” Diaz said. “We e-mailed City Hall and we had fliers with e-mails addresses and phone numbers of council members.” Council members noticed the interest. “With their petitions, they’ve shown they have significant backing and a lot of people hold that opinion,” Councilman Owen Newcomer said. “We’ve gotten that message clearly.” Council members said they aren’t bothered by the lobbying effort. “I would be more bothered if they hadn’t done this if they have a concern,” said Councilman Greg Nordbak, who asked for the public hearing. Nordbak said he asked for the hearing because there was a perception by the residents they hadn’t been heard. “That’s a bad perception,” he said. “I don’t know what the outcome will be, but we need to hear them.” The residents will make their pitch on the issue of health, wildlife, noise from the tower and graffiti. The residents will face an uphill battle in terms of their main issue – health effects. Federal law doesn’t allow cities to make decisions based on health concerns if towers meet Federal Communications Commission guidelines. The study by DTech Communications found that the proposed cell tower would have emissions of .4 percent of the FCC limit. In addition, most scientific studies seem to show little if any harm from radiation effects from cell phone towers. An American Cancer Society paper says the energy level of radio waves is low, radio wave lengths are unlikely to be concentrated on a small bit of tissue and there’s not much exposure. “Public exposure near cell phone towers is not significantly different than background levels of radiation in urban areas from other sources, such as radio and television broadcast stations,” the document states. “For these reasons, cell phone antennas or towers are unlikely to cause cancer,” it said. A study also found that the noise from tower will be below city limits. In addition, Jeff Collier, director of community development, said that wildlife would face no more problems from a tower than they would from a tall building. But no matter what happens Tuesday, the residents say they will continue fighting the tower. “We’re not giving up,” Diaz said. “We can’t be complacent as a community. We have to speak our minds and tell the City Council.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want 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

Spongecell Promote: The Event Management Platform

first_imgLast August we called Spongecell “the most intuitive of the online calendar apps,” and picked it as one of our 10 Must Have Online Office Apps. Since then, though, a lot has changed. Spongecell is no longer just a personal calendar, but rather a full-scale event management platform aimed at businesses with complicated event calendars. Last week I caught up with Spongecell CEO Ben Kartzman and Chief Strategy Office Marc Guldimann to learn a little bit more about what the company is up to.With Google Calendar now dominating the online personal calendar space, Spongecell decided to take a different approach to the market. Spongecell reworked their product and launched “Spongecell Promote” in March 2007, a full event-marketing platform provides publishing, messaging, and reporting tools to event organizers. After seeing that they were getting more traffic via embedded calendars than via the personal calendar service that had been their main product, Spongecell decide to shift gears completely and make Promote their core offering.Website Calendar by SpongecellAbove is a sample Spongecell calendar widget.The service compares somewhat to Evite, but Kartzman stressed that Spongecell isn’t focused on one-off events like birthday parties — though the product could be used that way — but rather hopes to help organizations or event managers who run a large number of gatherings to manage their entire calendar.Spongecell’s service has three main components: josh catone 1 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Product Reviews#web Publishing: Each event gets a web page that allows people to RSVP, comment, get directions, etc. Event pages can be syndicated to MySpace, Facebook, Eventful, Upcoming and elsewhere via widgets.Messaging: Spongecell lets users spread the word about their event via SMS and email. About 2 million emails are sent out each month via the service.Reporting: Event managers can use Spongecell’s reporting features to track their email and SMS blasts and guest lists.Spongecell’s calendar widget has about 12,000 installs and serves 2 million pageviews each month, Kartzman told me. About 25% of those come through the app’s RESTful API, which allows developers to create custom calendar applications. Parenting site lilaguide.com, for example, uses the API to power its event section and has customized it so that parents can add events to the site’s calendar.ConclusionSpongecell has already landed some pretty big clients for their platform, including CNN, but plans to expand into new markets over the coming year as part of an ambitious plan to become the event marketing management platform for any industry.Spongecell may no longer be a must have office application — if you’re looking for a simple calendar, try Google — but it is now a very well made and versatile platform for running an online event calendar on any web site. Deciding not to compete with Google was probably a smart move for the company, which now has a much better chance of cornering their intended market. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Cloud Computing: Microsoft Increases Licensing Costs for non-Azure Cloud Vendors

first_imgMicrosoft has recently announced new licensing changes that target competing cloud vendors that run Microsoft software in the cloud. The Register summarized the license changes, saying that “many software deployments that are currently allowed will no longer be permitted on dedicated cloud services from the listed providers. Microsoft is making it harder or in some cases impossible to bring your own licences, forcing customers either to rent the software via SPLA (Service Provider License Agreement), or to purchase licences with software assurance, an annual service charge. “ Starting October 1st, 2019, the changes will go into effect, making the use of Microsoft software significantly more expensive to run on non-Azure clouds like AWS, Google and Alibaba. Rob Enslin, Google Cloud President, tweeted that “Shelf-ware. Complex pricing. And now vendor lock-in. Microsoft is taking its greatest hits from the ’90s to the cloud.” The reaction was similar from Amazon AWS. Werner Vogels tweeted “It is hard to trust a co. who raises prices, eliminates benefits, + restricts freedom of choice. “last_img read more

Can Gowalla’s Disney Deal Help Location Check-Ins go Mainstream?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Location#mobile#Op-Ed#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces frederic lardinois Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Location-based social check-in apps were the hot topic earlier this year, but things have markedly cooled down in this segment. Facebook’s Places product threatens all of the smaller competitors like Foursquare and Gowalla, which never quite managed to get mainstream traction. Things have been especially quiet around Gowalla, but the company just announced a major new deal with Disney. Gowalla will now feature locations and newly designed stamps and badges for all of the major Disney Parks in the United States. Can this deal help Gowalla go mainstream?Numbers Can Only Go UpLooking at the latest check-ins from Disney’s park in Anaheim, CA, it’s clear that check-ins at the parks could use a boost and that location-based services still have a long way to go. Only 10 people used Gowalla to check in to the main park in the last 24 hours. Two people checked in at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride – one of the most popular attractions in the park. Compared to Disney’s park in Orlando, FL, these numbers are actually quite high. Only one person checked in to Space Mountain in the last two days.Judging from these numbers, Gowalla can only profit from this partnership, which also includes the sale of actual pins in Disney’s stores across the parks. But by tying its product so closely to these destinations and experiences, chances are that those who encounter Gowalla because of this deal will only think of it in context of this Disney experience and aren’t likely to continue to use it outside of the parks. Also, while collecting badges would be fun for the younger kids in the group, chances are that they are far too preoccupied with everything else that is going on in the parks to worry about checking in. For most adults, these badges aren’t enough to motivate them to check in consistently (especially without coupons and other discounts). Will Disney’s Mainstream Appeal Rub Off on Gowalla?As ZDNet’s Larry Dignan notes, “there’s nothing more mainstream than Disney World. Disney could introduce Gowalla and geolocation services to a much broader population.” While that is true, we have to wonder if the broader population will care about checking in to attractions or if most visitors to Disney’s Parks would rather just enjoy the rides without having to deal with their phones. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Study Predicts Growing Use Of Social Media In Healthcare

first_imgMen are more likely than women to turn to Facebook and other social networks for healthcare purposes, according to a survey by accounting firm PwC.Not surprisingly, the survey of 1,000 adults found that younger people were more likely to use social media than older people for healthcare purposes. Overall, nearly a third of respondents, and 50 percent of those under the age of 35, had used social media for healthcare purposes, which can range from registering a complaint to looking up informational videos on YouTube.The PwC report concluded that social media would continue to be a factor for healthcare providers and consumers, saying that healthcare is “no longer social media’s wallflower.” At the same time, however, ambiguous regulations, privacy concerns and a host of other factors all limit how patients and healthcare providers use social media to make decisions.But once these hurdles are overcome, the PwC report said, social media “will open new opportunities to improve health delivery and outcomes.”Facebook (18 percent) was the most popular site for people searching for healthcare information, followed by YouTube (12 percent) and blogs (nine percent). Related Posts Tags:#health#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dave copeland Yet social media does little to dictate which providers patients choose: just five percent of respondents said they would be swayed to choose one hospital over another because it had a social media presence, compared to the 30 percent who said they would choose a hospital based on its privacy policy.There are still some barriers keeping big swaths of the healthcare industry on the sidelines when it comes to social media, including what the PwC study called “elusive” FDA guidelines that make it difficult for pharmaceutical companies to use the platform to connect with consumers.The survey also touched on privacy and security concerns, noting that half of all healthcare organizations had a privacy or security breach within the past year, and the potential for breaches could increase as more companies utilize cloud computing and look for ways to share information amongst different providers. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more