More flooding likely along lower Missouri River this week

first_imgOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More flooding is likely along the Missouri River after heavy rains and flooding upstream in South Dakota.The National Weather Service says some moderate flooding is likely this week along the river between Sioux City, Iowa, and Rulo, Nebraska. Some parts of South Dakota received as much as 7 inches of rain over two days.The Missouri River is expected to crest later this week after rising significantly. The floodwaters may even cover parts of Interstates 680 and 29 and force some road closures.The flooding may be worse because several levees that were damaged by flooding in the spring haven’t been repaired yet.In western Iowa, Pottawattamie County emergency manager Doug Reed says everyone living near the river should prepare now and monitor conditions this week.last_img read more

Andrew Drinkard Serves as Legislative Page

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the House Democratic CaucusRep. Chris Reykdal and page Andrew DrinkardAndrew Drinkard served as a legislative page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by Rep. Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater), Andrew is the son of Sue and Paul Drinkard of Olympia. Andrew took care of a variety of responsibilities while receiving a unique hands-on learning experience at the state capitol. Click here for more information about the House Page Program.last_img read more

Hawks, Desert Dogs fighting to stay alive in KIJHL Conference Finals

first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks hope to use home ice to extend the Kootenay Conference Final Playoff Series Tuesday in Fruitvale.The Hawks currently trail Kimberley Dynamiters 3-1 in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference Final after posting a 4-3 double-overtime win Sunday in the Bavarian City.Mitch Foyle scored his second of the game on the power play in extra time to send the series back to the West Kootenay. Kimberley jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the series after posting two surprising wins in the Hawks’ Nest — 3-2 in overtime and 6-3.Sunday, Beaver Valley was able to solve Kimberley netiminder Tyson Brouwer, who has stymied the Hawks through the first three games of the series — despite the Hawks out shooting the Nitros in every game.Beaver Valley holds a 148-90 shots advantage in four games.Game time Tuesday is 7 p.m. in the Hawks’s Nest.If a Game six is needed, it will be played Wednesday in Kimberley.In the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Final between Osoyoos and Kamloops, the Storm leads the series 3-1 with Game five Tuesday in the South Okanagan.last_img read more


first_img            TIM YAKTEEN, BIG SCORE, WINNER: “I think he can handle more distance. I definitely don’t think distance will be any concern. I think he showed that he’s not one dimensional today. He doesn’t have to come from completely out of it.“The pace was substantially faster today, the first part of the race, and Flavien kept him a little closer but it didn’t seem to compromise his kick. He still had a pretty good kick.“I would love to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.” JOCKEY QUOTES            FLAVIEN PRAT, BIG SCORE, WINNER: “Since he won the first time out, I’ve thought he was a good horse. Last time, I guess I was a little too far behind the rest of the field and had to wait a little bit to get through. The winner that day (Bowies Hero) is a good horse. My horse was running at the end, but I just couldn’t catch him.“Today I took my time and put him right there, even though the pace was pretty fast. I wanted him right there and he always shows a good turn of foot.“The Breeders’ Cup is what we’re looking for.” TRAINER QUOTES GEORGE KRIKORIAN, OWNER/BREEDER, BIG SCORE:  “The way he’s been running, we thought he’d run well today.  We’ll definitely point him now to the million dollar race (Grade I, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita Nov. 4).  These horses by Mr. Big are showing a lot of promise.  I moved him to E.A. Ranches in Ramona for this year and he was bred to 39 mares.  If he keeps going the way he is, he could be the best son of Dynaformer (deceased) at stud.”             NOTES: The winning owner is George Krikorian of Torrance, CA.last_img read more

Jordan Clarkson being tapped for Gilas squad for Asian Games

first_imgFILE – Jordan Clarkson during one of his practices with Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas needs a lift in the coming Asian Games and Jordan Clarkson can definitely provide the star power to fill in the gaps.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is now actively preoccupied in bringing the Filipino-American from the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the men’s basketball team in the Games scheduled Aug. 18-Sept. 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said he was briefed by SBP officials on the proposed plan to include the 6-foot-5 guard in the lineup.“Clarkson will be a great addition to the team in the Asian Games. I was told that they are now working on getting him in time for the competition,’’ Marcial told the Inquirer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES But bringing over Clarkson, who holds a Philippine passport, will be quite tricky for the SBP.The local basketball federation should first get the approval of the Cavaliers and work around a schedule that will not run in conflict with Clarkson’s commitments in the NBA.“It’s an option we are exploring,’’ said SBP president Al Panlilio in a text message.Once approved by the Cavaliers management, the Philippine Olympic Committee will seek the blessings of the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) to facilitate Clarkson’s accreditation.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Beefed up by PBA players and naturalized center Marcus Douthit, the Philippines placed seventh in the previous Asian Games in 2014 held in Incheon, South Korea.Though Gilas was depleted after figuring in an ugly brawl with the Australian men’s basketball team, the suspensions levied by the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) on 10 Filipino players will in no way affect the country’s participation in the Asian Games. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Beasley: New Lakers vets can form solid core around LeBronlast_img read more

Social? Really? Folks – It’s About the Data

first_imgThe question I always come back to when I hear the term Enterprise 2.0 is one that I think my buddy Dennis Howlett would ask. I mean, who gives a flying trombone? That’s not really how Dennis would say it. I will let him express himself in his own words about why anyone in their right mind would pay for anything with a high price tag that has a big fat social label on it.Here’s what gets me. We get so wrapped up about collaboration concepts and the nuances of social. In this upside down world, social is a term that is more commonly use to describe enterprise architecture than it is about sharing a beer with your mates.Really? Is that what we are talking about? No.It’s about the data and how apps are built in the most efficient manner possible. I was reminded of this during last week’s Gillmor Gang when they talked about Google and Microsoft’s search quarrels. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Its software architecture is designed for desktops, not servers. That’s an issue that forces it to be a solutions oriented company like IBM.The jury is still out about Facebook but the company has built a data infrastructure that has set it apart from almost any other competitor in the world. It’s UX extends the metaphor of the gesture in a way that companies such as seek to emulate.Howlett grumbles and groans about the social fever that makes enterprise managers look more like a court believing the emperor really is resplendent with jewels.But I say try this:Turn the context to data and you will see companies in a different light. It will give a fuller perspective about how these companies build applications. That’s better than labeling them into some abstract category that people scratch their heads about between tweets.Look at modern applications and you see the difference that data makes. We layer activity stream technologies into interfaces that presents data in streams that we use to share information. That’s as important as using data to predict sales for a service or spotting new banks of customers. You have to talk with people. That’s part of doing business.So, let’s think about this a bit differently. We can argue endlessly about the promises of social business and Enterprise 2.0. Fine. I will argue all night over dinner about the merits of language and metaphors for getting what you want in the market.But I think we can have a fuller conversation about the market by looking at companies through a data prism more than if we create a tempest in a tea cup about the social way we want to be.Perhaps we just don’t communicate that well. And that’s why we so insist to talk about being social. Personally, I’d prefer the social life to fit between my tweets. It’s more fun that way, isn’t it? Back and forth they argued. Steve Gillmor said search is not even hot anymore. I have to agree. Search is being replaced by data as what now defines success. Google, Facebook and Microsoft are competing to give the best UX that presents contextual information in a cost efficient manner to the end customer. Google’s architecture holds up under scrutiny. It’s built on Big Tables with MapReduce layered on top. Every app on Google runs on that same stack. That means for affordable apps that can leverage a pooled compute infrastructure. That’s powerful.Microsoft? They have cost issues with their online services. The losses keep piling up. The online services group is on track to lose $3 billion. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img alex williams Tags:#Analysis#enterprise Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Apple Officially Announces September 10 Press Event

first_imgIt’s official: On September 10, Apple will hold a press event at which it’s expected to announce a new iPhone (or two). “This should brighten everyone’s day,” the official invitation reads. Apple will hold the event at its Cupertino campus at 10 a.m. PT. No word on whether Apple will stream the announcement, which will likely include the new iPhone 5S and possibly a 5C budget version.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#iOS 7#iPhone#mobile#now center_img readwrite Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Ateneo bounces back, brushes off Lyceum for 2nd win

first_imgMOST READ “Definitely we’re happy about the win and it’s always good to win,” said Lady Eagles captain Bea De Leon. “I think we started out really slow, really poorly and the energy on the court on the second set was very slow but we picked it up.”“The third set was still close but I knew my teammates were alive so I knew we could hold on.”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 shutoutMaddie Madayag led all Ateneo with nine points while De Leon, Pauline Gaston, and Jules Samonte had eight points apiece.Although Ateneo trailed, 36-26, in scoring spikes, it made up for the lost points with 12 service aces and enjoyed the 31 errors committed by the Lady Pirates. Rocelyn Hongria had a game-high 12 points for Lyceum. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beermen hold off Picanto behind Fajardo’s 41 points FILE — Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo got back to its winning ways in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after dumping Lyceum in three sets, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Eagles, who lost to Far Eastern University in four sets, improved to 2-1 and claimed sole possession of the second spot in Group A while the Lady Pirates slipped to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 View commentslast_img read more

Ayo rues La Salle defense in loss to UP

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “Desiderio already did that to us back in Davao so we prepared ourselves for that but the players didn’t respond,” said Ayo. “UP just did the things it usually does but the thing was we didn’t execute our game plan.”“Maybe they’re fatigued because this is our third game in a week and with the system we have on both ends of the floor where we always push the tempo and keep running I think the kids just lost gas.” MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’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 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  La Salle coach Aldin Ayo. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle head coach Aldin Ayo was adamant that University of the Philippines didn’t do anything special in their game on Saturday in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.Ayo cited his team’s inability to defend UP’s shooters and cutters that led to the Green Archers’ stunning 98-87 loss to the Fighting Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UP tied the league record for most 3-pointers made with 16 set by University of Santo Tomas in 2010, while also scoring on 11 uncontested shots.“Those 3-pointers wouldn’t have happened had we played proper defense,” said Ayo at Mall of Asia Arena. “Our big men didn’t help our little guys and the little guys just stood there. UP didn’t do anything exceptional.”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 shutoutAyo said it was his scouting report on UP when they last played in the Kadayawan Cup during the offseason in Davao.And Ayo knew UP guard Paul Desiderio, who had a career-high 30 points, is capable of scoring in bunches. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Ravena impresses in Fiba Asia Champions Cup View comments LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

Durant delivers on both ends, Warriors top Cavaliers

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kevin Love had 31 points and a season-best 18 rebounds, while James contributed 20 points, six rebounds and six assists in a rivalry missing one key piece: Warriors star Stephen Curry, who missed his eighth straight game with a sprained right ankle.Thompson scored 24 points and Draymond Green had a triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. It was Golden State’s 12th win in 13 games after its 11-game winning streak was snapped by Denver on Sunday (Manila time).Warriors rookie Jordan Bell traveled with 2:13 left and James tied it. Bell made up for that mistake with a key offensive rebound and pass to Thompson for his fourth 3.James’ 3-pointer with 10:39 left pulled Cleveland within one, but Green answered with a 3 and Andre Iguodala scored two of his nine points the next time down. In another key sequence, Durant blocked Tristan Thompson’s shot with 6:23 to go and dunked moments later.No surprise, the up-tempo, running rivals provided high entertainment once again. The Warriors last June captured a second championship in three years against James and the Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I forgot all about it,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said with a chuckle.The teams will see each other again soon, playing Jan. 15 in Cleveland.KD requested James for his defensive assignment, to which he explained simply, “I just like guarding my position.”The Cavs, having won six of seven and playing for the first time since Thursday, had their run of scoring at least 100 points end at 26 games.The Warriors were at nearly full strength again aside from Curry, who could return this week once he goes through some scrimmages at practice.Center Zaza Pachulia was available but didn’t play after sitting out seven consecutive games, while Shaun Livingston came back after missing four games with a sore right knee.Bell — who addressed the sellout crowd at midcourt moments before tipoff — started at center and had eight points and six rebounds.SHOOTING WOESThe Cavs’ 31.8-percent shooting was the lowest by a Warriors opponent in nearly four years, since Charlotte shot 31.2 percent from the field on Feb. 4, 2014.“We just didn’t make shots,” Lue said. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View comments Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after blocking a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APOAKLAND, California — LeBron James drove to the basket in the waning seconds and Kevin Durant swatted away any chance Cleveland had at a Christmas Day comeback.Durant pumped his fist again and again, emphatically shook his head and pounded his chest in delight. It looked a lot like the dominant Durant from the NBA Finals six months ago.ADVERTISEMENT A REAL RIVALRYSure, this one felt a little strange without Curry or Kyrie Irving, now in Boston.“Golden State-Cavaliers, that’s a big game, no matter who’s playing, who’s out,” Lue said.“It will be weird, without Steph, without Ky, especially the battles we’ve had over the last three years. So both teams look different.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr knows just the uniforms are enough to get everybody going — and this marked the third straight Christmas matchup between the franchises, alternating home floors based on who won the title.“It’s always great to play the Cavs, they’re an awesome team,” Kerr said. “LeBron is so amazing and it’s so fun to feel the energy in the building when the two teams get together. Neither team will look the same as we will even a month from now because Steph and Isaiah Thomas both should be back, hopefully they’ll both be back. … But it doesn’t even matter sometimes, just the two uniforms in the same building gets people going.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Lue isn’t yet ready to guess when Thomas will return following his right hip injury. “He is progressing very well,” Lue said. “The most important thing is that he is getting to practice and playing 5-on-5 and having a chance to experience feeling well after it and not having soreness.” … Cleveland is 19-3 since Nov. 11, including 8-3 on the road.Warriors: Durant averaged 32 points over his seven previous Christmas Day games. … Golden State played its fifth consecutive Christmas game and seventh in eight. … The Warriors were 10 of 37 on 3s after they went a dismal 3 for 27 from 3-point range in losing to the Nuggets. … Kerr began his pregame session by thanking all of the arena staff and Golden State employees for their service and for working on the holiday. … Thompson’s holiday sneakers might have stood out most: neon green on the left foot, neon pink on the right. Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIEScenter_img Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:33 left, Durant delivered on both ends of the floor, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Cavaliers 99-92 on Monday (Tuesday Manila time) in a festive holiday rematch of the past three Finals.“There’s just so much joy in the arena today because it’s Christmas and we all feed off of that,” Durant said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderDurant’s block against a driving James with 24.5 seconds left went to official review and was ruled clean. Durant finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots.“He’s one of the leaders in shot blocks a game and obviously he had five tonight, so he’s been doing a heck of a job of first of all taking the individual matchup and protecting the rim, too,” James said. 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