Redknapp: Zamora’s condition is so bad he can’t sit down at half-time

first_imgHarry Redknapp says Bobby Zamora’s hip condition is so acute the QPR striker cannot sit down at half-time during games.The Rangers boss, who also says Zamora suffered ligament damage when he recently picked up an ankle injury, believes he is a crucial player in the battle to stay up.Redknapp said: “Bobby needs a hip operation and has torn an ankle ligament but has played through it.“At half-time we have to keep him on the move. If he sits down it will seize up.“He can’t get into his car after the game. It’s a nightmare for him trying to get in.”Zamora played 72 minutes of Saturday’s 3-1 win against Sunderland – a result which maintained Rangers’ fighting chance of avoiding the drop.And Redknapp is desperate for the former West Ham man to get through the all-important run-in to the season.“He’s a proper bloke. You want him in your squad,” Redknapp declared.“He’s good for the team, talks to the boys and is an influence in the dressing room – and you need characters like that.”See also:Zamora gives QPR a scare but is passed 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Christmas turkey: Warriors falter despite LeBron James injury

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND – The Warriors could not show enough excitement for a nationally televised game against a marquee opponent in the Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors also could not take advantage of Lakers star LeBron James leaving midway through the third quarter with a strained left groin.The result: the Warriors spent Christmas Day laboring through a 127-101 loss by looking nothing like the team that won three NBA …last_img read more

Should Apple Care That Facebook’s iPhone App Developer Has Quit?

first_imgguest author 1 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#web “Time for me to try something new. I’ve handed the Facebook iPhone app off to another engineer, and I’m onto a new project.”This guest post was written by Elia Freedman.The ProblemApple’s App Store is a mess for small and independent developers. Very few developers are making even a livable wage, and the approval process is a black box.Let’s start with making money. Pinch Media reports that the average iPhone application has netted (for the developer) a grand total of $8,500, and 80% of developers have made less than that. That’s not per month – which would be a starting point for a two-person team – but rather total revenue earned.And as reported a few thousand times, the approval process is a black box. For the most part, developers don’t know whether their app will be approved or in what timeframe, making the entire experience a nail-biter.Should Apple Care?Well, of course, Apple should care. Apple should be inclusive of its community and encourage small developers to grow and make a living from developing for the iPhone. Apple rightly views the App Store as a competitive advantage and should continue striving to keep its developers in-house.On the other hand, Apple is not responsible for marketing and selling for its developers. The App Store is a distribution medium, not a marketing and sales platform. Apple has a system in place for enabling customers to quickly and easily purchase and download software for their devices. And it has been a massive success, with over two billion downloads.The difference, though, is that the apps that Apple needs in the App Store most – gaming and entertainment titles – are getting in. And they are being developed by some of the biggest brands in the world. After all, the iPhone and iPod Touch are, first and foremost, entertainment devices.Note that these big brands do not face the same problems as the rest of the developer community. Many have contacts deep in Apple, are magically ushered through the review process in a few days and get great placement on Apple’s virtual store shelves. Electronic Arts, for example, has no public rejection stories and currently has titles throughout the list of top grossing apps, suggesting that it is in the top 10% for App Store revenue generation.And so, Joe Hewitt has quit the App Store. It’s a great show of unity for small developers, but Apple has clearly linked successful applications to big brands, and those brands continue to clamor for iPhone presence.Guest author: Elia Freedman is the CEO of Infinity Softworks, the leading provider of software calculators with over 15 million distributed. In its 13-year history, Infinity Softworks has developed applications for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows, Palm OS and Windows Mobile. Elia writes about tech, mobile and running a business on his blog, eliainsider.com and at Twitter as eliajf. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting News reverberated through the developer community that long-time and highly prominent community contributor Joe Hewitt has quit developing the iPhone Facebook application. While Joe said that Apple has the right to do what it wants, he does not agree with its policies and has chosen to move on. Joe posted this tweet in the afternoon of November 11th: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

Hitting the Brakes on Canada’s Retrofit Program

first_imgWe’ve grown accustomed to complaining about the slow pace of implementation of government programs, but every now and then civic leaders address with lightning speed what they see as program successes and failures.Quick action, though, doesn’t necessarily mean folks still can’t complain.Take, for example, the Canadian government’s decision last week to end, on a few hours’ notice, bookings for the home-energy audits that the federal agency Natural Resources Canada requires before homeowners can participate in its ecoEnergy Retrofit-Homes Program, which provides grants of up to $5,000 ($4,990 U.S.) for homeowners who make energy efficiency improvements to their properties. The rest of the program remains intact: those who managed to book an audit before the deadline, and those whose homes have already had pre-retrofit audits, have until March 31, 2011, to make the improvements and have their home audited a second time to confirm that the work was done correctly.Canada’s Conservative government announced that pre-retrofit audit bookings would end at midnight on Wednesday, March 31. But it was the timing of the announcement – at 5 p.m. Wednesday, seven hours before the decision was to take effect – that drew criticism from political opponents, homeowners, and companies that specialize in retrofit work.Feeling ambushed“They are saying they are not killing it since it still technically goes until March, 2011,” one member of the Parliament of Canada, Liberal MP David McGuinty, told the Toronto Globe and Mail. “But if you haven’t got your energy audit done by tonight at midnight, you are out of luck. There is no rebate for you. It’s a completely arbitrary date. We have never heard this date before.”The move was especially puzzling to many because, the paper noted, Canada’s federal budget promoted the program as recently as March 4, when the budget was officially released. “Due to unprecedented demand under the ecoEnergy Retrofit–Homes program, the Government is allocating a further $80-million to support additional retrofits by Canadian homeowners,” the budget documents said.Most Globe and Mail readers who commented on the story expressed disappointment in the quick cutoff. “This has got to be the sneakiest government I have ever seen in this country. Obviously (Prime Minister Stephen) Harper doesn’t believe in climate change and this is just another one of his ways to make sure nothing is done about it,” wrote one. “Turning off the lights on this program is a shame. There should be six months notice of cancellation. They cannot be serious about this,” wrote another.Audit and retrofit companies also were among those perplexed by the sudden end to audit bookings, CBC News reported.Stephen Farrell, owner of Calgary-based Verdatech Energy Management and Consulting, told the CBC that his company had been doing audits all over Alberta province but will now have to lay off about 25 of the 40 people who work for him.“This was funded by stimulus spending, which is about creating jobs. We did that, and now, we’re having to take away those jobs,” Farrell said. Added Nick Weran, owner of Edmonton-based City Furnace Replacement: “I’m sure that it will slow down business … I know some people who have been waiting to get the audits done. Hopefully, they had them booked.”last_img read more

Avery Johnson out as Alabama basketball coach after 4 seasons

first_imgAlabama also set single-season total and per-game attendance records at Coleman Coliseum during his tenure. But a lackluster performance in the 80-79 overtime loss to Norfolk State was the final blow after late-season stumbles kept the Tide from making another trip to the NCAA Tournament.Johnson’s hiring made a splash for a program often overshadowed by Nick Saban and football. As a player, he helped the San Antonio Spurs win an NBA championship in 1999. He also played for Golden State, Seattle, Denver, Dallas and Houston during a 16-year professional career.He was named NBA coach of the year after leading the Dallas Mavericks to their first appearance in the finals in 2005-06. Johnson coached the Mavericks for four seasons and the Brooklyn Nets for two-plus seasons.Alabama was his first college coaching job.Tide associate head coach John Pelphrey will serve as interim head coach.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Johnson’s buyout under a contract extension reached in August 2017 would be $8 million.“It was an honor and privilege to work with these young men and their families,” Johnson said in a statement. “This was an opportunity of a lifetime, and we truly enjoyed our experience at Alabama.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The former NBA point guard and head coach led the Tide to a 75-62 record in four seasons, including a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2018 that broke a six-year drought. Alabama lost five of its last six games this past season, including a first-round upset by Norfolk State in the NIT on Tuesday night.Johnson had success on the recruiting trail, landing five-star prospects in Collin Sexton and current freshman Kira Lewis Jr. Sexton left after one season and was an NBA lottery pick.center_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Google Philippines names new country director Inquirer top 7 UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 6 Byrne said this “was not an easy decision,” but expressed optimism that it would be an attractive job.“There are so many desirables here at the University of Alabama, and the brand itself gives all of our teams the ability to recruit nationally,” he said. “This is such a great place, and people want to be part of it.” Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Alabama head coach Avery Johnson watches the action in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Avery Johnson brought attention, more fans and several highly rated recruits to Alabama’s basketball program. He could not, however, win enough to stick around.Athletic director Greg Byrne announced Sunday that Alabama and Johnson “made the decision to mutually part ways” after his fourth season coaching the Crimson Tide.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

UP ‘mentally stronger’ after 1st round losses, says Tots Carlos

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag “The first round really helped us to be mentally stronger but there’s more to improve,” added Estrañero.With the win, UP got into a quadruple tie with University of Santo Tomas, La Salle, and Far Eastern University for the No. 2 seed in the tournament with all teams holding identical 5-3 records.Carlos said that there is no other way around it and that they just have to win if they want to get out of that logjam.“We have to win the games if we want to get to the Final Four,” said Carlos, who had 13 points against the Lady Spikers. “I’m confident that the team is mentally strong so we just have to work on the physical aspect of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Coach still hoping last-place Adamson makes Final Four MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines needed a realization in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and boy did it happen.The Lady Maroons swept defending champion De La Salle, 25-16, 26-24, 25-19, Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo in what could be a turning point for Diana Carlos and the rest of the team.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img UP suffered two straight losses at the tail end of the first round and its win over Adamson University wasn’t the most convincing of victories after the Lady Maroons dropped the first set before eventually taking the match 25-27, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21.“We were struggling in our past games but we realized something against La Salle that we can win in straight sets,” said Carlos in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCaptain Ayel Estrañero added that UP’s losses to Ateneo and National University did them more good than bad since it made them a tougher squad mentally to go further into the season.“I think the losses we had in the first round are the main reasons why we’re mentally strong,” said Estrañero. “We were not in our perfect mental state but it was something we learned a lot from and it also made us realize how stronger we can be if we just try to help each other and just be mentally tough inside.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Air Force Growth Should Continue beyond 2016 James Says

first_imgIn her last six months in office, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said she would keep both the Pentagon and Congress focused on the need to boost the service’s end strength to as many as 325,000 airmen.The Air Force’s active-duty end strength is slated to increase from its current level of 311,000 to 317,000 by October, but to relieve an overworked force and to expand capabilities in cyber and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, additional personnel will be needed, James said.“I am absolutely certain that we need somewhere on the order of 321,000 to 325,000 active-duty airmen,” James told Air Force Times last week. “It would be fantastic to have more than that. If we could have that many, though, I think it would go an enormous way to helping with some of the strain that we are feeling.”Additional personnel would help address the severe shortage in maintainers, an occupation that is about 4,000 airmen short. An increase in end strength also would boost the number of pilots and other personnel needed to fly unmanned aerial systems, as well as cyber and nuclear missile airmen.In May, then-Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said the Air Force needs between 40,000 and 60,000 additional airmen to fulfill all of the missions it is being asked to carry out. “Every problem we have in growing, in modernizing, increasing mission capability, is manpower related,” Welsh said.James said reaching an active-duty end strength of 325,000 is an achievable goal, according to the story. “It is a blend of what I consider to be realism, as well as what I think will go a long way to helping our Air Force regain some readiness health,” she said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

PFAS Update Navy to Test Wells outside NAS Jacksonville Risks Posed from

first_imgThe Navy will begin testing drinking water wells outside of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., this month for the presence of contaminants found in firefighting foam. Previous testing of the groundwater in those areas revealed concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) significantly higher than the lifetime health advisory levels EPA issued in 2016. Officials say water used on the base is safe as that water comes from wells that are more than 1,000 feet deep and testing has not detected the presence of the contaminants, reported the Florida Times-Union. … A study released last month by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection found that fish in waterways near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst had significant amounts of PFAS in their bodies, prompting the agency to warn residents about the risk associated with consuming fish in lakes and creeks with elevated levels of the chemicals. The tests raise the potential that humans can be exposed to the contaminants through paths other than via drinking water, but a spokesman for the joint base said it had no immediate plans to test fish in local waterways for PFAS, reports the Intelligencer. “For off-base areas, sampling at this time is limited to drinking water, and surface water only to the extent that it becomes a drinking water source,” said Maj. Brian Wagner. Photo courtesy of pxhere.com Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more