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first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img In case your RSS Reader got the better of you over the working week, here’s a snapshotof last week’s Read/WriteWeb posts. The big web tech stories were Times Reader, Zune,Yahoo Mail Beta, iTV. Here are summaries of all our posts this week:New YorkTimes Reader Launches – NY Times releases the beta of its new desktop app, promising a better Webreading experience. Built with Microsoft WPF technology.NetvibesClaims 5 Million Users – despite Netvibe’s 5M user base (is that return users?),we’re still a way off start pages being mainstream tools.Zune –Social Networking Differentiates It From iPod – while the new Microsoft iPod-like device will offer social music sharing viaWiFi, questions remain over its DRM.Yahoo!Mail Beta Release – Exclusive Podcast With Ethan Diamond – Yahoo opens up the betafor its Ajax-powered web email, which has desktop-like user experience and great featuressuch as calendar and RSS Reader integration.Apple’s iPodSuccess Won’t Be Repeated With iTV – 30 people commented on this, most of them makinggood cases for Apple succeeding with iTV.The Web VCChart – Alex Iskold’s well-researched and beautifully designed chart of Web VCinvestments. Keep the comments coming in, because we’re going to do an update realsoon on the chart.Poll:Do Personalized Start Pages have a viable future? – 52% say yes, 46% no and 2% don’tknow what start pages are.VCs onWeb Technology: Judy Gibbons from Accel – this is well worth a read if you’re abudding entrepreneur in the Web space. Judy has 25 years experience in the computerindustry, so her advice should be noted.What NewWeb Technology Has Apple Unveiled? – a wrap of Apple’s announcements this week,including movies on iTunes and an as-yet unreleased device (currently named iTV) thatwill enable you to view video content on your television.Sharpcast’sDesktop/Web Synchronization – Soon For All Types Of Files – this is what NextGeneration Web Technology is all about; solving a big pain point (synching files/data between PC, mobileand other devices) and making it all seem easy.Smartpox: BarCodes For The Web – Read/WriteWeb was the first publication to cover the oddly namedSmartpox, which offers barcoding technology to connect the online and offline worlds.Top Web Appsin Brazil – continuing our very popular series on international Web markets, wediscovered that Brazil Internet users are very community-minded and social. And yes, alot of them use Orkut.WorldInternet Penetration Now 16% – Asia Growing Fast! – China and Asia in general aremaking great progress in Internet penetration. Despite the US and countries such as myown being above 65% penetration, much of the world is closer to 10-15% or lower. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Doctor sentenced to 40 to 175 years in jail for sexually assaulting gymnasts

first_imgRobredo: 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 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Cliff Hodge return a shot in the arm for Meralco Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Nassar’s “decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable.”“It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again. You have done nothing to control those urges and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingNassar found competitive gymnastics to be a “perfect place” for his crimes because victims saw him as a “god” in the sport, a prosecutor said Wednesday, shortly before the former doctor was to be sentenced for years of molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young women.“It takes some kind of sick perversion to not only assault a child but to do so with her parent in the room,” prosecutor Angela Povilaitis said. “To do so while a lineup of eager young gymnasts waited.”center_img View comments MOST READ 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’ She described the “breadth and ripple” of Nassar’s sexual abuse as “nearly infinite.”“What does it say about our society that victims of sexual abuse have to hide their pain for years when they did nothing wrong? What does it say about our society when victims do come forward … and are treated as liars until proven true?” Povilaitis said.Nassar turned to the courtroom gallery to make a brief statement, saying that the accounts of more than 150 victims had “shaken me to my core.” He said “no words” can describe how sorry he is for his crimes.“I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days” he said as many of his accusers wept.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Larry Nassar is brought into court Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, 54, has admitted sexually assaulting athletes under the guise of medical treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which as the sport’s national governing organization trains Olympians. He already has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography. Under a plea bargain, he faces a minimum of 25 to 40 years behind bars in the molestation case. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)LANSING, Mich. — The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: “I just signed your death warrant.”The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Larry Nassar’s victims were able to confront him face to face in a Michigan courtroom.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridlast_img read more

Portugal beat Argentina in friendly with Ronaldo vs Messi a sideshow

first_imgRaphael Guerrero of Portugal (left) celebrates with Ricardo Quaresma after scoring the only goal against Argentina. (AP Photo)’Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi’ got top billing at a packed Old Trafford but it was a lesser light who scored as Portugal scraped a 1-0 friendly win over Argentina on Tuesday.Raphael Guerreiro headed the winner in added time after a second half riddled with substitutions and missing the excitement factor provided by the game’s two biggest players who did not reappear after halftime.With Messi and Ronaldo on the field, Argentina showed what coach Gerardo Martino is looking for from his team, a quick-passing possession game with fast thrusts forward.They dominated the opening half-hour in which they could have scored at least twice, the first chance a shot from Angel Di Maria, playing at the home of his club Manchester United, that skimmed the outside of the post after he was set up by Messi.Argentina’s closest effort was in the 11th minute when Messi beat the offside trap to reach a through ball on the right and came in at a tight angle, his low shot from the edge of the six-yard box beating Beto but glancing off the post and back into play.As the half-hour approached, Messi crossed, Javier Pastore headed and Beto dived to save before Ronaldo raised the decibels in the stadium when he backheeled a neat pass to Bosingwa then raced into the box to take the right back’s cross but his shot after two dummies went over the bar.advertisementIt was the signal for Portugal to come out of their shell for the last 15 minutes of the half and put the Argentine defence under pressure but Martino’s side managed to play their way out of trouble.After a lukewarm start to the second half, Di Maria had a shot from outside the box saved by Beto before Carlos Tevez came on for Gonzalo Higuain to boos from fans of his former team Manchester United but he did not make an impact.The game failed to pick up its first half rhythm and quality, despite an end-to-end flow, thanks to the high number of substitutions as every player in the two squads appeared to be getting a chance to play.Portugal looked like they wanted it more towards the end and a lucky bounce set up Ricardo Quaresma to cross from the right and give substitute Raphael Guerreiro a free header for the only billing at the goal.last_img read more