Heart Walk has new meaning for Green after stroke-like incident

first_img “My head was hurting and my speech was slurred,” Green said. “I don’t know what all happened but they called 911 and my son. He said to take me to the hospital in Troy,” Green said. “I don’t know how to explain what I was feeling. But something was wrong and I was scared.”Green was recommended to a neurologist and all the tests that were run came back okay, Green said.But the effects of the TIA lingered.“I have trouble moving my feet,” she said. “I can’t pick them up. I went to Health Action and that helped but I was not as motivated at home as I was there. I’m going to Silver Sneakers and I walk on the treadmill and I can pick my feet up better. Every day, I try to do a little more. I see how important it is for me to exercise. Even if I didn’t have a stroke, I was warned. I have to do all I can to be heart healthy. Some people don’t get a warning. I was lucky.”Green said when communities come together in support of the Heart Walk people become more aware of heart disease and what they can do be heart healthy.Everyone is encouraged to participate in the 2019 Pike County Heart Walk from 5 until 7 tonight at the Troy Sportsplex. The walk will include a light meal, entertainment, door prizes and information booths. There is no admission charge. Email the author Heart Walk has new meaning for Green after stroke-like incident Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? 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By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Skip Book Nook to reopen February is American Heart Month and the primary focuses are on heart attack and stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.That’s the message that will be stressed tonight at the 2019 Pike County Heart Walk fundraising event from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Troy Sportsplex. Everyone is invited to come and participate in the Heart Walk and other activities and learn more about ways to prevent heart attack and stroke. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “My doctor keeps telling me that I didn’t have a stroke,” Green said. “He said I had a TIA.”A TIA or transient ischemic attack is when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a short period of time. A TIA can mimic stroke-like symptoms, which usually appear and last less than 24 hours. While TIAs usually don’t cause permanent brain damage, they are a serious warning sign that a stroke may happen in the future.“I didn’t have stroke; I had a TIA but it has affected my walking and made me realize how important it is for me to eat healthy and exercise – to take care of myself,” Green said. “It was my warning.”The day of her TIA in late 2018, Green was at work and felt a little strange. She went to Byrd Drugs and got lunch. When she got back to the library, she realized something was happening to her. You Might Like Rep. Wes Allen crafts bill to give new rules oversight Rep. Wes Allen, R-Troy, has crafted legislation aiming at giving the legislature oversight of some new regulations by state agencies…. read more Published 11:13 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2019last_img read more

Sammy lifts Peshawar Zalmi to Pakistan Super League title

first_imgLAHORE, Pakistan, (CMC) – Captain Darren Sammy’s cameo proved critical as his Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiator by 58 runs in a final overshadowed by security concerns, to lift the Pakistan Super League title here Sunday.In the first high profile match played here in eight years, Zalmi tallied 148 for six off their 20 overs at the Gaddafi Stadium, with opener Kamran Akmal sustaining his good form with 40 and Sammy arriving at the back end to deliver a stroke-filled unbeaten 28, and earn Man-of-the-Match honours.In reply, Gladiators never recovered from a dodgy position of 13 for three in the fifth over and crumbled to 90 all out in the 17th over.Lahore fans express their delight at cricket’s return to Pakistan,.Zimbabwe’s Sean Ervine, drafted in for the final, top-scored with 24 while captain Sarfraz Ahmed chipped in with 22, but they were just two of three players in double figures.Following the final which was played under tight security amidst fears of a terrorist attack, Sammy praised Pakistani superstar Shahid Afridi for influencing his decision to play in the championship game.“To me it’s just more than a game. It first started in the draft. Lala (Afridi) made the big announcement that I would be the captain,” the two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain said.“This trophy means a lot. Lala influenced my decision to come here. I felt tonight I brought a lot of smiles in Lahore and Peshawar. It is an amazing day. We thought with the new ball we did well. If we get 150-160 it would be a good total. We did get to 148 and our bowlers have been doing well this tournament.“The Peshawar is not just a cricket team, we do a lot for the fans, the foundation. Thanks to the PCB, and the PSL. I am glad I came to experience the atmosphere here. Even though Peshawar came out on top, cricket was the real winner in Lahore.”Gladiators were without their main stars, Englishmen Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright and Tyman Mills all of whom refused to play in the final over security fears.Former West Indies and current Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder, Rayad Emrit, along with Ervine and South African Morne van Wyk, were drafted in as last minute replacements.Sent in, Zalmi were powered by Akmal who put on 42 for the first wicket with Englishman Dawid Malan (17) and a further 40 for the second wicket with West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels, who made 19 from 17 deliveries with two fours and a six.When Zalmi lost five wickets for 30 runs in the space of 40 balls, Sammy arrived to blast a four and three sixes off just 11 balls – in a 36-run, unbroken seventh wicket partnership with Barbados-born England all-rounder, Chris Jordan (8 not out), to give Zalmi momentum late on.Seamer Emrit was the best bowler with three for 31 from his four overs.Gladiators were never in the run chase after losing their first three wickets cheaply and their best stand came between Ervine and Anwar Ali (20), with the pair posting 35 for the sixth wicket.Once the partnership was broken, the last five wickets fell for 18 runs with all-rounder Emrit finishing on six not out.last_img read more


first_imgHOLLENDORFER REPRESENTED BY THREE FILLIES IN FIELD OF NINE, ENCHANTING LADY & RATTATAPTAP TRY TWO TURNS FOR THE FIRST TIME & MOTION’S WELL-ACCOMPLISHED TURF RUNNER RAINHA DA BATERIA TO MAKE INITIAL DIRT START ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2015)–A sharp second in the Grade I, one mile Las Virgenes Stakes Jan. 31, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Light the City, Bob Baffert’s comebacking stakes winner, Enchanting Lady, and trainer Jeff Bonde’s Rattataptap head a competitive field of nine 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth.Light the City, one of three Hollendorfer entrants, stalked the pace in the Las Virgenes and missed by a half length in her first try around two turns at odds of 7-1. A first-out maiden special weight winner going six furlongs on Aug. 24 at Del Mar, Light the City took Santa Anita’s six furlong Anoakia Stakes in her next start on Oct. 12. A Kentucky-bred filly by Street Sense, she was a well beaten fifth as the 5-2 favorite two starts back in the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs Jan. 3.Owned by Cheyenne Stables, LLC, Light the City has two wins, a second and a third from five starts and has earnings of $166,900. She’ll be ridden back by Kent Desormeaux.Hollendorfer will also be represented by Achiever’s Legacy, who was third, beaten 3 ½ lengths by Light the City in the Las Virgenes. A Kentucky-bred filly by City Zip, Achiever’s Legacy was a first-out maiden special weight winner going five furlongs on turf at Gulfstream Park on June 27. Purchased privately following the maiden score, she was a handy winner of the seven furlong Desi Arnaz Stakes three starts back on Nov. 16 at Del Mar.An even fifth in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet at Los Alamitos two starts back on Dec. 13, Achiever’s Legacy would benefit from a fast pace on Saturday. Owned by Campbell, Cellucci, Horowitz and partners, she is 7-2-0-2 overall with earnings of $132,060.Hollendorfer is also well represented by Fox Hill Farms’ Glory, who employed front-running tactics in the mile and one sixteenth California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 7, missing by a neck under Russell Baze at odds of 4-5. She was a two length maiden special weight winner two starts back going 6 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita and can be expected to be on or near the early Santa Ysabel lead Saturday.Baffert’s Enchanting Lady, idle since a runaway 6 ¼ length win in the 5 ½ furlong Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita June 22, was brilliant in victory and is training as though she could be sitting on a top performance first-off the bench. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Tale of the Cat, Enchanting Lady is owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., and was purchased for $650,000 at Ocala Breeders 2-year-olds in training sale last March. She’ll be making her third career start and is expected to show plenty of early speed in her first two-turn assignment.An impressive 4 ¾ length allowance winner going six furlongs on Jan. 29, Rattataptap, by top sire Tapit, has an abundance of speed but appears tractable in what will be her first start around two turns. A first-out maiden special weight winner from off the pace going 6 ½ furlongs at Del Mar Nov. 29, she was distanced after breaking poorly at 4-1 in her second start, the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 3. Owned by Mark DeDomenico, LLC, Jerry Durant and Michael House, Rattataptap has two wins from three starts.A dedicated deep closer, trainer Graham Motion’s Rainha Da Bateria was a Grade III winner going 1 1/16 miles on turf four starts back at Keeneland Oct. 8 and comes off a troubled third, beaten two lengths at 6-5, in the one mile turf Blue Norther Stakes Jan. 1 at Santa Anita. Although there’s no doubt about her ability to route, the Broken Vow filly will try the main track for the first time Saturday. Owned by Three Chimneys Farm, Rainha Da Bateria is 6-2-1-1 with earnings of $184,160.A first-out maiden special weight winner going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Feb. 1, Warren Williamson’s homebred Curlin’s Fox retains the services of Mike Smith and is conditioned by Carla Gaines. Trainer John Sadler will send out Virginia-bred Stellar Wind, an 8 ¾ length maiden special weight winner going a flat mile at Laurel on Dec. 18. She was purchased privately by Hronis Racing, LLC following the Maryland win, which was her second career start.Although still a maiden after eight starts, trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Danette was third, beaten five lengths, four starts back in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Chandelier Stakes and subsequently fifth, beaten just 1 ½ lengths in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1.The complete field for the Grade III Santa Ysabel, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race program Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Danette, Fernando Perez, 119; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith, 119; Enchanting Lady, Martin Garcia, 119; Achiever’s Legacy, Gary Stevens, 119; Rainha Da Bateria, Tiago Pereira, 121; Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 119; Rattataptap, Rafael Bejarano, 119; Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza, 119, and Glory, Drayden Van Dyke, 119.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more

Compact maize mill to draw small players

first_img15 April 2013The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the local arm of Swiss company Buhler Group have launched a compact mobile mill to help establish a commercially viable small-scale maize milling sector in South Africa.“This is a game-changer. It will introduce new technology to bring new players into the sector,” the DTI’s Garth Strachan said at the launch of the mill in Johannesburg on Friday.Designed by the Buhler Group, the two-ton per hour Isigayo Compact Mill comes pre-assembled in two containers, can be installed quickly and easily, requires minimal training to operate, and has a low start-up cost. It is targeted at small and medium millers as well as commercial maize farmers, small farming communities, entrepreneurs, governments and NGOs.The new mill is in line with the small-scale maize milling initiative which forms part of the government’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). The initiative aims to introduce competition into a highly concentrated sector, to promote industrialisation, and to improve food security in the country by reducing the cost of maize meal by at least 20%.In December, the government launched the small-scale Kuvusa Maize Mill outside Durban, and announced plans to open more small-scale mills in rural locations in 2013.Maize is the most important crop in South Africa, as it is both the major feed grain and staple food for the majority of the population.According to the DTI, up to 37% of the consumer price of maize meal is accounted for by transport and logistics costs, with maize being grown in rural areas and transported to urban and peri-urban areas for milling before being transported back to rural consumers.Speaking at Friday’s launch, Strachan expressed the government’s appreciation to Buhler for having expanded their operations in South Africa, saying this represented a vote of confidence in South Africa.“The production sector in the South African economy is a priority for this government,” Strachan said, adding that foreign direct investment into the country’s manufacturing sector was robust, while a large proportion of the R12.5-billion in tax incentives granted by the DTI over the last two years had gone to the agro-processing sector.Buhler Group CEO Calvin Griender said the Isigayo mill would not only create jobs, develop skills and provide affordable and improved nutrition, but would also empower and generate income for entrepreneurs and existing small-scale millers.During Friday’s launch, Buhler and the Foundation for African Business and Consumer Services (Fabcos) signed an agreement that will see Fabcos buying 24 of the new mills.Fabcos deputy president Phillip Usiba said after the singing that a new company, Homegrown, would provide start-up millers with a constant supply of maize while undertaking to buy their maize meal from them.SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Server-Side Javascript: Back With a Vengeance

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A framework that’s taking advantage of all this is node.js, or just “Node” to its friends. Node is interesting because it requires scripts to explicitly close the connection; if they don’t close it, the connection just stays open and the script can handle events as they come in, usually by sending more information down to the browser. Less than a year old, the project already has a strong community and numerous derivative frameworks and applications. A similar model has been used in other frameworks, like Python’s twisted, but Javascript may turn out to offer a neater syntax for this kind of thing. By daring to be different and using javascript for what it’s best at, Node is shaping up as a framework to watch. The speed of Node apps is likely to give Javascript serious cred among server-side developers.The Cloud. Of Course, the Cloud!No article on server trends could ignore the famous cloud. How does javascript work in virtualised computing environments? With a suitable engine, you can certainly set up an environment manually using amazon EC2, google app engine, or similar cloud hosts. However, you can do it easier than that with some of the other solutions around. Joyent took a big bet on Javascript when it acquired Reasonably Smart earlier this year; the host now offers a dead-simple runway to host Javascript scaleably. Aptana, the company behind the Jaxer platform described above, does likewise.Something’s Going on HereBefore we get too excited about this trend, I should make one thing clear. Conspicuous by their absence are the real-world server-side Javascript apps. There don’t appear to be many sites running Javascript in the server at this time. Probably the most popular site powered by Javascript is EtherPad, the real-time collaborative notepad from AppJet, the company acquired by Google last week. This is a cautionary example, because AppJet launched as a cloud-based server-side Javascript framework before dropping it to concentrate on Etherpad. Aptana has also announced they are pulling back on Jaxer due to difficulties monetising it. Maybe this is more of a statement about cloud hosting revenue models than server-side Javascript, but it’s worth asking how other attempts to propagate server-side Javascript will fare.One of the critical success factors will be a comprehensive standard API; it’s a prerequisite to a vibrant ecosystem of interoperable components, and with a range of engines to run on. We now have the seeds of that with commonJS. Another factor is best practices for using the language; again, we’ve already discovered much of that as a side benefit of the Ajax revolution. Frameworks like Node, which build on Javascript’s unique characteristics, are building on those to establish best practices for server-side Javascript. Reuse of both knowledge and practices will give Javascript its best chance yet to stand up as a viable alternative to the usual server-side suspects.Although Javascript is a far better language than was previously assumed, its syntax still has plenty of quirks. If we restrict ourselves to the subset of Javascript found in all the major browsers today – and arguably it makes sense to do so – it’s arguably lacking certain features of other server-side languages. Those other languages are free to evolve autonomously; in contrast, Javascript’s fate is heavily determined by standards bodies, browser manufacturers, and the patterns around how users upgrade their browser.In this sense, the language’s strength – shipping with every browser – is also an Achilles’ Heel. That said, the language may well prove “good enough”. The benefits of “one language all the way down” may outweigh the cost in many cases. The will is stronger than ever to make server-side Javascript a reality, and it’s translating into a visible surge of activity in the web community. There’s the promise of code reuse and the possibility of cutting in half the number of programming languages involved in building a typical web application.Many smart developers have gravitated towards Javascript in recent years, as a means of producing world-class front-end apps. The attention has progressed our understanding of the language. Should server-side Javascript go mainstream, a third wave of Javascript developers will be joining the community and enriching the ecosystem.Photo by Dmitry Baranovskiy 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Last month was Javascript season in Europe, with twoconferences dedicated to the language that powers interactive web applications, and a third, which featured it heavily. If a common theme emerged, it was the buzz about Javascript leaping out of the browser to serve other domains, and the noise has only become louder in the aftermath.Of all the applications outside the browser, server-side Javascript is the most alluring for reasons described in this post. An idea that would have had you laughed out of the room a few years ago is edging towards reality.Javascript outside the browser? Some of the applications are graphical user-interface platforms similar to the browser, e.g. Adobe Air, television sets. With other applications, there’s not even a graphical user interface. For example, some have suggested using it as a general-purpose Unix scripting language.This guest post was written by Michael Mahemoff, who works at Osmosoft as lead web developer and blogs regularly for Ajaxian and on his his personal blog, Software As She’s Developed. You can follow him on Twitter.The Perfect StormServer-side Javascript isn’t a new phenomenon; Netscape stuck Javascript in the server way back in 1996, right after they introduced it to the world as a browser technology. Interest soon waned, and the language was confined to the browser for the most part. Even there, it didn’t get a whole lot of respect and was frequently dismissed as a hack language capable of no more than annoying alert boxes and gratuitous ticker tape animations.But suddenly, serious web-based applications started sprouting up. GMail, Google Maps, and JotSpot (kind of a Google Docs predecessor) were all running inside the browser. They weren’t supported by Flash, nor ActiveX, but Javascript manipulating the browser’s Document Object Model (DOM). The term “Ajax” was coined to describe these applications, and a community flourished. A few years on, Javascript has become the world’s most popular programming language by some accounts. Not so surprising when you consider its special status as the standard language shipped with all major browsers. It’s the web’s lingua franca. While most web developers have a favourite, primary, language for server-side work, they converge on Javascript when it comes to the browser. Javascript today can be compared to the English language: it’s arguably the most popular language as long as you count basic competency, not just outright fluency.Given that you’re already using it in the browser, why not stick it in the server too? One language all the way down makes it easier for a single programmer to work on either side of the wire; there’s less of a mental shift. For project managers, the trend would make it easier to move developer resources between the front end and the back end if a common language is used on both. Many in the developer community now recognize Javascript as a respectable language, with understood patterns for effective use. In fact, many of Javascript’s negatives were a case of misdiagnosis: the problem was really the browsers’ DOM (Document Object Model) APIs, not the language itself. Take those out of the equation and you’re left with a solid language capable of tackling diverse problems.There’s also a promising reuse story for this “dual-side Javascript” scenario. Take form validation for example. Right now, it’s common to write the same logic in two different languages. In Javascript, you write a validator to give the user immediate feedback inside the browser, and in a language like PHP, you write a validator to ensure data integrity once the form data has been uploaded to the server. But once you switch to Javascript on the server, you just need to write a single validation routine at both ends. Under some styles of development, you can also arrange for a function in the browser to directly call another function inside the server; the code is smaller and simpler to write, not being bogged down in the technical details of transferring data across the network.Javascript performance has also moved forward in leaps and bounds, thanks to browser competition. Firefox’s Javascript engine, Spidermonkey, increased in speed by a factor of 20-40x. Safari’s underlying engine – Squirrelfish, aka Nitro – posted similarly impressive gains (see chart below), and Google Chrome came on the scene last year along with its highly optimized V8 Javascript engine, a very real contender in the “fastest Javasript engine” stakes. Server-side Javascript also dovetails nicely the new breed of NOSQL databases. Being web-native, these databases tend to communicate in HTTP, and in some cases JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is the message format. Javascript libraries already include support for exactly that kind of interaction and programmers are familiar with them. Some of these NOSQL systems go beyond data persistence and into the zone of full-fledged Javascript application environments.Towards A Mature Server-Side EcologyIn the simplest case, all you need to run server-side Javascript is a Javascript engine to plug a web server into. There are plenty of open source options here; the choice will come down to the language its implemented in, which affects the kind of environments it can run in, in addition to the usual factors like performance and level of support. Many Javascript platforms run on the Rhino engine for example, and Rhino is built in Java; this means that they can easily integrate with Java components. Thus, you can build the entire user-interface in Javascript – including a thin UI layer on the server – and still have it backed by a conventional enterprise Java stack. Helma is one prominent example of this architecture.Once equipped with a Javascript engine, you can write simple CGI scripts as you would with any other language – read the request, write the response. In practice, you’ll also want good library support to get anything useful done. Some environments do come with libraries, and you can also make use of existing libraries developed for browser-based Javascript. What will really make the biggest impact, though, is industry-wide standardisation. To that end, there’s a strong grassroots movement underway to converge on a complete API: CommonJS is defining an API for file access, networking, unit testing, and so on, as well as declaring how these components should be packaged for easy import. Multiple efforts are implementing the nascent spec in several major Javascript engines (Rhino, Spidermonkey, V8, EjScript). One open-source platform complying with CommonJS is Narwhal. It has considerable momentum and runs on several of the Javascript engines.CommonJS is raising the level of abstraction for server-side Javascript and allowing developers to use patterns familiar from high-level servers in other environments. Writing a web server no longer means hand-coding the lower-level cruft. Thus, you get a framework like Jack, which is similar to Python’s WSGI and Ruby’s Rack. Jack’s based on the idea of fine-grained “middleware” libraries, able to be composed and reused, and there’s a separate project, Nitro, to build such components for Jack. So Nitro builds on Jack, and Jack builds on CommonJS. This is an example of the ecosystem beginning to emerge in server-side Javascript.Use the Force! Building on Javascript’s StrengthsIn the previous section, I treated Javascript as just another language with all the usual server-side abstractions and the well-trodden path towards modularity and reuse. That’s not a bad thing at all, since we also benefit from the synergies of running the same language in the browser and the server mentioned earlier. Where things get really interesting, though, is with frameworks that exploit Javascript’s unique characteristics.It’s easy to get carried away with Javascript’s efficacy as a regular scripting language, so let’s remind ourselves that its roots are inside the browser. What the browser has, that a generic web framework doesn’t, is the Document Object Model (DOM). This is the browser’s model of the web page’s contents. What if we gave Javascript access to a DOM?DOM access is a key feature of the Jaxer environment. It gives scripts access to an entire server-side Firefox instance. Developers can therefore manipulate content as they would in a client-side application, and output the resulting page. This overcomes one of the objections with Ajax apps, which is “what if the user has turned off Javascript?”. The page still comes out as plain old HTML. That’s a lot of power, and the patterns for using this kind of thing are not yet fully understood, but it has plenty of potential for exploration. There are also potentially great benefits for testing client-side applications if you can simulate an entire browser instance. jQuery founder has been working on a product called env.js. Where Jaxer is essentially an entire Firefox instance, env.js is an attempt to build a simulation of the browser environment from scratch, under active development. It’s too early to say if its scope will stretch beyond testing and into the realm of server-side Javascript.DOM manipulation may be one characteristic thing about Javascript we can exploit, but there is also another (related) thing: event-handling. The language was more or less designed to respond to user events, so it has a great model for handling them that is familiar to any Javascript programmer worth their salt.For most server-side programmers, event-handling capability will yield a big fat “who gives a damn?”. Server-side scripts don’t sit around waiting for events to come in. They usually just look at an incoming request, deal with it, and send out a response. Then they exit as soon as they can. All good stuff, but there’s a completely different paradigm possible. It’s part of the trend towards the real-time web and the design pattern known as Comet.With Comet, the server holds on to the connection for a while, and continues to stream out information intermittently to the browser. The typical example is a two-way chat – as soon as one guy says something, the Comet server sends the message to the other guy. This is event-driven programming all over again, and compared to the usual suspects on the server, Javascript is well-placed to support this paradigm. Related Posts Tags:#web#Web Development guest author 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

PNP, AFP clinch semis berths

first_imgPNP stayed on top with Armed Forces of the Philippines, which also secured a semifinal slot in a dominant win against Judiciary, 82-68.Army Col. Oliver Vesliño led AFP with 16 points, while Gen. Mel Feliciano and Col. William Gonzales combined for 27 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSenate kept its bid alive after eliminating Bureau of Customs, 88-67, behind Lino Ong, Sen. Sonny Angara and Warren Tan, and tied DOJ and Judiciary at 2-2. —KRISTOFER PURNELL, CARLO ANOLIN MOST READ Bali Pure stays alive in PVL Finals, forces Game 3 WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Philippine National Police picked up a third win in four games after beating Department of Justice, 88-82, to clinch a semifinal berth in the UNTV Executive Face-Off tournament held over the weekend at Pasig City Sports Center.Supt. Anthony Padua led the PNP Responders with 32 points, while Dexter Vitug added 28 points.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View commentslast_img read more

Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to spearhead Argentina’s Copa America campaign

first_imgArgentina national football coach Lionel Scaloni has announced his roster for the upcoming Copa America, which will be led by Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero.Manchester City’s forward Aguero has not played with the national team since last year’s early FIFA World Cup exit in the round of 16 at the hands of France, who went on to win the title, reports EFE news.Aguero also made the Argentina squad for the first time under Scaloni.Although Angel Di Maria’s name was also called for the national team but he is unlikely to play due to injury.River Plate’s defender Milton Casco was named for the national team for the first time.Surprisingly, Scaloni ruled out Gabriel Mercado and Mauro Icardi, who have been called up regularly.The Copa America is scheduled to be played between June 14 and July 7 in Brazil.Argentina plays in Group B alongside Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar.Argentina is set to start its 2019 Copa America campaign against Colombia on June 15 and then will play Paraguay four days later and wrap up the Group Stage against Qatar.The 23-man squad is as follows:Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Esteban Andrada and Agustin Marchesin.Defenders: Renzo Saravia, German Pezzella, Juan Foyth, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna , Milton Casco and Ramiro Funes Mori.Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Guido Rodriguez, Giovani Lo Celso, Roberto Pereyra, Rodrigo De Paul, Paulo Dybala, Exequiel Palacios and Angel Di Maria.Forwards: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Lautaro Martinez and Matias Suarez.Also Read | Tanvie Hans slowly and steadily reaching her football dreamAlso Read | Women’s Football World Cup ticket buyers blame FIFA for allocating non-adjacent seatsAlso Seeadvertisementlast_img read more

Open Trans-Tasman Men’s Open – Game 2 Report

first_imgNew Zealand have squared up the Trans-Tasman Mens Opens series in a tight and tense affair that went down to the wire.The Kiwis jumped out of the blocks to score in the opening set of the match through Ashton Robinson before Dylan Hennessey picked up from where he left off in game 1 strolling over to even things up six minutes into the contest.The visitors hit the lead shortly after when Scott Buckley squeezed through a hole on the short side to push the score out to 2-1. As was the case for most of night the Kiwis responded and they did so with a classy pass from Shaq Stone to Michael Cavanagh.Stone’s pass was classy but Pete Norman’s response was just as sublime as he hit Jordan Marshall-King on the chest to give the Australians a 3-2 half time lead.Shaun Francis had a chance to extend the lead 4 minutes into the second half but couldn’t hang onto a difficult chance on the right wing. Stone made the Aussies pay at the other end when he laid it on for Reihana Soutar-Finch and when Pamatatau the Kiwis suddenly found themselves in front approaching the final quarter of the match.With the score sitting at 5-4 a controversial repeat set to the Australians gave Hennessey the chance to tie it up which he did with a deft pass to Jordan Marshall-King. With the clock ticking into the last minute Michael Cavanagh broke the deadlock for the Kiwis who held on in the frenetic final moments to set up a thrilling finish to the series in tomorrow’s final test of the series.last_img read more

10 months agoNew Inter Milan chief Marotta cools Conte rumours

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say New Inter Milan chief Marotta cools Conte rumoursby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Inter Milan chief Beppe Marotta denies he’s in talks with Antonio Conte.The former Chelsea boss is being linked with Luciano Spalletti’s job at Inter.Marotta said, “I said Spalletti is a very good Coach, who did well throughout his career, so we’ve got to let him work. “I want to underline he too came to Inter last season, climbed into some important positions after a long time out, so must be left to work with calm.“It is up to the club to make the right moves on the market and work with the Coach and all together to form a winning project.” last_img read more

Big 12 Getting Crushed For Reportedly Considering Splitting Football Into 2 Divisions

first_imgBig 12 expansion fpiBig 12.The Big 12 dropped some interesting news Friday, announcing that starting in 2017, the league will bring back a conference championship game, despite the fact that it is staying at 10 schools. It was also announced by commissioner Bob Bowlsby that the league is considering moving to two five-team divisions and keeping its round robin scheduling. If you’re thinking that doesn’t make a ton of sense – you aren’t alone. College football fans and analysts are mocking the league for what seems like a pointless exercise. Why have divisions if you already play every other team? Couldn’t that potentially leave the league without its two best teams in the title game?What’s the point of divisions if doing round-robin? The Big 12 is clueless https://t.co/En2GE7PZ9D— Jason Brown (@JasonBrown96) June 3, 2016“two five team divisions”One one hand, that’s dumb.On the other hand, the Big 12 East featuring WVU, ISU, Kansas, KSU, and someone.— Smoking Musket (@SmokingMusket) June 3, 2016So the Big 12 is going to five-team divisions. What is the point if the league is still playing a round-robin schedule?— Bobby La Gesse (@BobbyLaGesse) June 3, 2016If the Big 12 is going to have divisions, here’s how I recommend splitting the teams. pic.twitter.com/AYwXG73eeE— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 3, 2016“Sorry, TCU, we know you and OU both finished 8-1 in our round robin, but 6-3 WVU is going to the title game b/c they’re further north.”— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) June 3, 2016Entire idea of a championship game was because all teams did not play each other in bloated leagues..— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) June 3, 2016Love that the Big 12 is switching from round robin to two 5-team divisions with 5 crossover games.— Ben Swain (@TheBenSwain) June 3, 2016The only thing that will make the Big 12’s potential 5-team divisions better is to name them Leaders and Legends— Matt Brown (@MattBrownCFB) June 3, [email protected] axis and allies— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) June 3, 2016We’ll see if the Big 12 changes its mind. This likely isn’t the last we hear on this topic.last_img read more