Mary Kom powers into semifinals of World Boxing Championships; assures herself record breaking 8th…

first_imgAdvertisement With a 5-0 unanimous victory over Ingrit Valencia, MC Mary Kom reached the semi-finals of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in the 51kg flyweight category. In her quest for the seventh World Championships title, Mary became the only boxer, to win eight medals at the prestigious tournament. While another Indian pugilist, Manju Rani, beat Kim Hyang Mi to enter the 48kg semi-finals assuring India of a medal.Advertisement “I am very happy to have secured a medal but I would be looking to make it better by reaching the finals,” said Mary Kom after the bout.Advertisement “It was a good bout for me and I will now try to improve on this performance in the semi-finals,” she added.The #HallOfFame will now read the mammoth achievements of @MangteC as the winner of the highest no. of medals at the #aibaworldboxingchampionships.Advertisement Kudos Champ!🔴Mary Kom🇮🇳-8 🔴Félix Savon🇨🇺-7🔴Katie Taylor🇮🇪-6What a moment for India. Take a bow!#PunchMeinHaiDum #boxing— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) October 10, 2019Following this victory, Mary Kom will now take on the second-seeded Turk Busenaz Cakiroglu in her semi-final bout on Saturday.Cakiroglu the reigning champion of the European Championships and European Games defeated Cai Zongju of China in her quarterfinal bout, moments after Mary ‘s impressive victory in Ulan-Ude on Thursday.The Manipuri on the other hand, arrived in this tournament with six golds and a silver medal in her kitty but this is the first time she secured a world medal in the 51kg category. Previously Mary had finished in the quarterfinals in this division and this latest achievement adds another feather to the Indian boxing legend’s cap. Advertisementlast_img read more

Editor’s Pick: Six Reasons to Stick with Your Startup

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#web richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img We’re starting a new feature on ReadWriteWeb, called ‘Editor’s Picks.’ As founding editor of the site, every weekend I’ll pick out 2-3 posts from the past week which I thought were particularly good and worth highlighting. We’ll start with a post by Jolie O’Dell in our ReadWriteStart channel, which is a subsite devoted to early stage startups and geared towards entrepreneurs. Jolie wrote an inspirational post entitled Six Reasons to Stick with Your Startup: Survival Stories from the Trenches. You can click on the previous link to read the whole post, which I encourage you to do. I’ve also pasted a few highlights below…Jolie wrote:Starting a new tech company is a labor of love. Particularly in the beginning, when funds are low, expectations are high, and the product is still a twinkle in the developer’s eye, stressful situations under external pressures can lead to pull-the-plug moments. When we interviewed Pandora founder Tim Westergren last week, he shared his personal brush with startup death: In 2007, it seemed that the music-streaming site would have to declare bankruptcy and close shop. Pandora’s success is one reason to stick with your own startup. Here are six more.[…]Thirty-Seven Cents and a Heart Full of Hope AdrenalineGrocio founder Gerald Buckley went so far as to share the exact dollar amount of his worst fears realized:“I was $0.37 away from closing it up. Literally, that was all I had left in the bank account. There wasn’t enough to pay next month’s legal bills.”However, a dramatic turn of events saved him and his startup at the last minute. “In mid-November, Grocio won top prize in a local business model competition sponsored by the City of Tulsa and a local bank. That put $30K in the bank (non-equity, non-debt). Then the state of Oklahoma awarded us $100K matching funds (again, non-equity, non-debt). Money became less an issue and allowed us to focus on execution.”Although the economy began changing the equation once again last fall, Buckley encourages other startups, “I’m going to have the startup bug all my life, I think. NEVER give up if you really believe!”Read the full post… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Battle of the Social Magazines: Why NewsMix Won’t Beat Flipboard

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The latest social magazine iPad app to hit the market is NewsMix, a $2.99 app that does much the same thing as the increasingly popular Flipboard. So how much chance does NewsMix have to usurp Flipboard? It’s the same chance that online RSS Readers had of usurping Bloglines back in 2004-05, when Bloglines was first to market with a new type of news reading product. Virtually nil.Just as Bloglines was the first browser-based RSS Reader to gain traction, Flipboard was the first magazine-style iPad reader to gain a following in 2010. Bloglines became the dominant RSS Reader in 2004-05, mostly because it was first to market with a decent product and it scaled well. OK, Bloglines eventually lost the plot when it got acquired by and allowed Google Reader to usurp it. The same fate may occur to Flipboard, if/when it gets acquired. But one thing’s for sure, it won’t be NewsMix that beats Flipboard.The reason is pretty simple: NewsMix offers much the same feature mix as Flipboard. There’s nothing astoundingly new here. Some of what NewsMix offers is slightly better. It puts content into better context, for example creating headlines and opening paragraphs for tweets (Flipboard just displays the tweet). Some of what Flipboard offers is better than NewsMix, for example Flipboard’s ability to create custom sections. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Both products are visually slick, which as users we’ve come to expect in an iPad app modeled after a digital magazine. This is clearly a trend in the ‘news reader’ market currently, iPad apps that are visually appealing and which integrate social media services like Facebook and Twitter. NewsMix and Flipboard both pull content in from the likes of Twitter and Facebook, as well as allow users to ‘share’ it out again via those same services or via email. NewsMix does a particularly good job with its video and photo sections, which are separated out and highlighted on the main page. It’s a nice idea, because sometimes you just want to relax and watch a video… or look at a photo of a bathing hedgehog.Even if this is a fairly oranges and oranges comparison, the fact that NewsMix does not allow the user to customize their sections is a big minus. I like how Flipboard allows me to create a special section based on my Twitter list for RWW staff, for example. In NewsMix I cannot do that. To become a default news reader application on the iPad in this day and age, the app has to allow the user to customize what they see. NewsMix should rectify this.I also prefer the Flipboard user experience, the page-turning UI is wonderful and feels more fluid when browsing. Perhaps that’s because I’ve become familiar with it, over time. Again, another advantage the first mover has. Innovative companies like Flipboard introduce a new type of product and, if it gets traction, they end up setting expectations about what such products should deliver.It’s healthy though to see more “social magazine” apps come onto the market. Other apps in this space worth keeping an eye on include Pulse News Reader, Reeder, FLUD, TweetMag and the upcoming Betaworks app (currently in private beta) Right now the activity is all iPad focused, but 2011 is expected to be a big year for tablets in general. So we’ll see other apps like Flipboard and NewsMix coming to Android tablets, Windows tablets, and more before the year is out.For now I’m sticking with Flipboard and I’m betting most of Flipboard’s current users will too. If you’re an iPad user, which app are you using for news reading? Related Posts center_img richard macmanus Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#New Media#NYT#RSS Readers#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Curry scores 40, Warriors rout Wolves in Shanghai

first_imgWARRIORS 142, TIMBERWOLVES 110Golden State shot 60 percent from the field (51 of 85) and 61 percent (20 for 33) from behind the arc.Rookie Jordan Bell made all five shots and scored 11 points, while Draymond Green also scored 11.Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 points and Jimmy Butler had 15.The Wolves poured in 44 points in the first quarter, but Tom Thibodeau’s club yielded quarters of 36, 40 and 38 points over the first three periods.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next Portland scored 43 points in the second quarter.Blake Griffin and Serbian star Milos Teodosic each scored 15 for the Clippers.Teodosic made four 3-pointers despite dislocating his left pinkie finger.DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 14 rebounds.Danilo Gallinari (left mid-foot sprain), Austin Rivers (strained right glute) and Sam Dekker (strained left oblique) sat out.SPURS 122, NUGGETS 100LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and the Spurs handed the Nuggets their first loss of the preseason.San Antonio shot 57 percent from the field and 3-point range, going 16 of 28 behind the arc.Rudy Gay and Danny Green each scored 11 points in a little more than 20 minutes.Pau Gasol and Patty Mills rested, as reserve Bryn Forbes scored 20 points. NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES WIZARDS 102, CAVALIERS 94Bradley Beal scored 11 points in limited action and the Wizards improved to 3-0.Beal played nine minutes and fellow guard John Wall logged just 7 1/2. Jodie Meeks and Carrick Felix scored 12 points off the bench to pace Washington.The Cavaliers rested LeBron James and nearly all their regulars in Washington and fell to 0-3. Jeff Green had a series of dunks and led Cleveland with 19 points.Also sitting for Cleveland were Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Jae Crowder and Tristan Thompson.Kay Felder started at guard and had 12 points and 11 assists, Kyle Korver had 11 points, and Turkish rookie Cedi Osman finished with six points, six assists and five rebounds.TRAIL BLAZERS 134, CLIPPERS 106Damian Lillard scored 35 points, CJ McCollum added 20 and Portland rang up 70 points in the first half in Los Angeles.Lillard was 13 for 13 from the free throw line. He and McCollum each made four 3-pointers.Maurice Harkless was 6 for 6 off the bench and scored 16 points, while Jusuf Nurkic finished with 13 points and nine rebounds. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Thunder hold off Australia’s Melbourne United MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AP FILE PHOTOStephen Curry finished off his China trip with a performance ripped right out of his MVP highlight reel.Curry scored 40 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 142-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday in Shanghai for a split of their two-game series in China.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nikola Jokic had 19 points and seven rebounds for Denver.Gary Harris scored 15 points after agreeing to a four-year, $84 million extension.Paul Millsap was just 2 for 11 from the field and scored 13 points, while Will Barton came off the bench for 16 points.Point guards Jameer Nelson and Emmanuel Mudiay were a combined 2 for 11. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was the Warriors’ first win of the preseason and came like so many of their victories of the last three years, filled with Curry’s incredible shot-making and playmaking.The 2015 and 2016 NBA MVP was 13 for 20 from the field, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range, and added eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKlay Thompson added eight 3-pointers and 28 points, while Kevin Durant scored 22.Andrew Wiggins had 19 points for Minnesota, which won’t play again in the preseason.last_img read more

Oppo Find X brings a 6.4-inch true bezel-less display, motorised cameras at Rs 59,990

first_imgOppo finally announced the Find X flagship for the Indian market on Thursday at an event in New Delhi. The Find X is the first smartphone in the Find-series since seven years and it is every bit as futuristic as you expect it to be. Oppo has crammed in a number of 2018 trends which includes a full-screen, bezel-less display on a phone that’s almost entirely made up of glass. But what sets the Find X apart from pretty much every other Android flagship today is that there is no notch to be found here. What you get instead is a whopping 93.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio, a motorised camera system and some flagship-grade hardware, all for Rs 59,990.Oppo announced that the Find X will cost Rs 59,990 and will be available in Glacier Blue and Bordeaux Red. The flagship will go on sale starting August 3 on Flipkart and across offline stores in India. Pre-orders for the phone will begin on July 25 on Flipkart. The e-commerce site will also offer gift vouchers worth Rs 3,000 on purchase of the Find X. The company also announced a special Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition that comes with 8GB + 256GB configuration and SuperVOOC fast charging.The Oppo Find X brings what the company calls a Stealth 3D Camera, which is a slider mechanism that raises the three cameras from the top of the phone in about 0.5 seconds when unlocking using 3D facial recognition and whenever you need to use the camera app. Unlike the little pop-up selfie camera on the Vivo NEX, the Find X has the whole top of the phone slide up revealing the front camera, dual rear cameras and a bunch of other sensors that include infrared camera, dot projector and flood illuminator. This allows for what Oppo calls 3D Structured Light Face Recognition Technology which unlocks the phone with greater accuracy and safety compared to ordinary facial recognition tech.advertisementThe Find X has a 3D glass design that curves around the sides and edges similar to the Galaxy S9. It sports a tall 6.4-inch 1080p+ OLED display with a panoramic arc screen and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The Find X also brings the best hardware you can find inside a 2018 Android phone which includes a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The Find X runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Colour OS 5.1 and is backed by a 3,730 mAh battery with support for VOOC fast charging and Type-C port. Notably, the special Lamborghini edition comes with a smaller 3,400mAh battery and supports SuperVOOC fast charging.The cameras fitted in the slider mechanism includes a 25-megapixel AI-enhanced front sensor with 3D portrait lighting features an Animoji-like feature that Oppo calls Omoji. The dual rear camera setup includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor with OIS. While the Find X looks stunning and is everything one would want from a 2018 flagship, we’ll know how the motorised system works and whether it is capable of surviving everyday wear and tear after an in-depth look.last_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Rafa Benitez: We need more in attack

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez: We need more in attackby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says they need to improve their attack next month.Benitez was frustrated after their 0-0 draw with Fulham.He said, “We have to put into perspective where we were at the beginning and we are now playing against teams like Fulham and Wolves who have spent a lot of money during the summer.”But we carry on with a group of players who have been doing really well for us, fighting every game, but sometimes in these types of games you can see we need a little bit more and that is what we are looking for.” last_img read more

10 months agoWolves boss Nuno: Keeping Mitrovic quiet key to defeating Fulham

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: Keeping Mitrovic quiet key to defeating Fulhamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno says keeping Aleksandar Mitrovic quiet is key to defeating Fulham.Nuno knows that stopping the 24-year-old, who has netted 13 times for club and country this season, will be key to Wolves’ hopes on Boxing Day.“Last season in that moment he was a player who really helped them to get promoted,” Nuno said. “Their performance was fantastic and he is a very good player. I think he is one of the strikers who plays better with his back against the goal and we have to work on that.”Last season he created a lot of problems, especially because he was man to man with our last reference of defence. We have to balance better.” last_img read more

Videos: Jay Williams Won’t Wear UNC Gear, Unveils Cam Newton Jersey To Pick Tar Heels Over Notre Dame

first_imgClose-up view of Brice Johnson's jersey.CHAPEL HILL, NC – JANUARY 05: Players of the North Carolina Tar Heels wear a patch on their jersey to remember ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott, who recently passed away from cancer and was an alumni of the University of North Carolina before their game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Dean Smith Center on January 5, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The basketball edition of College GameDay is attempting to make Jay Williams its version of Lee Corso. This season, Jay has been making his pick for the games the crew travels to by unveiling a jersey from under his suit at the end of the broadcast. Today, GameDay went to South Bend for Notre Dame vs. No. 2/1 North Carolina. Williams, a former Duke point guard, wouldn’t go so far as to pick the Irish to make the upset, but he also refuses to wear UNC gear, so he called a bit of an audible for his jersey choice.North Carolina is embracing the pick anyway.Apparently, @RealJayWilliams got the #OneCarolina memo.#GoHeelsGoPanthers #KeepPounding— UNC Tar Heels (@GoHeels) February 6, 2016That seems like a fair compromise.last_img read more

Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing.A Santa Barbara County jury found Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline guilty of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanour charges, including killing marine mammals and protected sea birds.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement that Plains’ actions were not only reckless and irresponsible but also criminal.“Today’s verdict should send a message: if you endanger our environment and wildlife, we will hold you accountable,” he said.Plains said in a statement that the jury didn’t find any knowing misconduct by the company and “accepts full responsibility for the impact of the accident.”“We are committed to doing the right thing,” the company said.The company said its operation of the pipeline met or exceeded legal and industry standards, and believes the jury erred in its verdict on one count where California law allowed a conviction under a standard of negligence.“We intend to fully evaluate and consider all of our legal options with respect to the trial and resulting jury decision,” Plains said.The company is set to be sentenced on Dec. 13. Because it’s a company, and not a person, Plains only faces fines, though it’s unclear how steep the penalties could be.Plains had faced a total of 15 charges for the rupture of a corroded pipeline that sent at least 123,000 gallons (465,000 litres) of crude oil gushing onto Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, northwest of Los Angeles.Plains pleaded not guilty to the charges and accused prosecutors of criminalizing an unfortunate accident.But federal inspectors found that Plains had made several preventable errors, failed to quickly detect the pipeline rupture and responded too slowly as oil flowed toward the ocean.Plains operators working from a Texas control room more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometres) away had turned off an alarm that would have signalled a leak and, unaware a spill had occurred, restarted the hemorrhaging line after it had shut down, which only made matters worse, inspectors found.The spill, two weeks shy of Memorial Day, closed beaches with popular campgrounds for two months and put a crimp in the local tourist economy and fishing industry.It also crippled the local oil business because the pipeline was used to transport crude to refineries from seven offshore rigs, including three owned by Exxon Mobil, that have been idle since the spill.Last year, Denver-based Venoco, declared bankruptcy, in part because it wasn’t able to operate its platform. The state is now responsible for plugging and decommissioning Veneco’s wells at an estimated cost of $58 million. That doesn’t include the eventual cost to remove the enormous structure.Plains apologized for the spill and paid for the cleanup. The company’s 2017 annual report estimated costs from the spill at $335 million, not including lost revenues.It is seeking approval to repair or rebuild its corroded pipelines.The company still faces possible fines from the U.S. government and also faces a federal class-action lawsuit by owners of beachfront properties, fishing boat operators, the petroleum industry and oil workers who lost jobs because of the spill.The pipeline that spilled has been shuttered but Plains has applied to build a new one in the same location.Kristen Monsell, oceans legal director with the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement that Plains can’t be given “a second chance to spill again.”“It’s time to get dirty, dangerous drilling out of our oceans, out of our coastal areas and out of our state,” she said.___Associated Press writer Brian Melley contributed to this report.last_img read more

Liquefied Natural Grains Beer Festival this September at Lido Theatre

first_imgTaking place will be demonstrations, food pairings, speakers, games, and music as you sample the region’s best brews.A happy hour session will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with an evening session to run from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.Tickets are $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door and is a 19+ event.Some of the proceeds will support local Rotary projects in Fort St. John.The Liquefied Natural Grains Beer Festival is taking place September 20 at the Lido Theatre.For more information, you can visit the Lido Theatre’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 1st Annual Liquefied Natural Grains Beer Festival is coming this September to the Lido Theatre.The Festival is an opportunity for you to discover your new favourite made-in-Northern B.C. beer.According to event organizers, the event will feature over 24 flavours from nine breweries coming from Fort St. John, Prince George, Quesnel, Valemount, Smithers, and Dunvegan, Alberta.last_img read more