WALES ran in nine tries in a devastating attacking display to demolish Italy 67-14 on Saturday and finish a disappointing Six Nations campaign on a high.The Welsh, beaten 25-21 by champions England last weekend, will finish second in the standings while Italy come bottom after losing all five matches.“We are still disappointed with last week and we owed it to the fans,” Wales captain Dan Lydiate told the BBC.“We still gave away some soft tries but the boys played their hearts out and I couldn’t ask for anything else from them,” added the flanker who was leading the side in place of the injured Sam Warburton.“Two bad halves of rugby let us down in this championship and let’s hope we learn from that and we never start again like we did in the game against England.”Scrumhalf Rhys Webb barrelled over from close range to open the scoring for the hosts, celebrating his first start since sustaining a serious leg injury before last year’s World Cup.Italy scrumhalf Guglielmo Palazzani was sin-binned for falling offside and flyhalf Dan Biggar crossed for the second Welsh try before centre Jonathan Davies finished off a flowing move under the posts to stretch the lead to 27-0 at halftime.Centre Jamie Roberts, winger George North and fullback Liam Williams touched down as Wales cut loose in the second half and replacement flanker Ross Moriarty added two late scores before Gareth Davies completed the rout.Palazzani and centre Gonzalo Garcia grabbed Italy’s consolation tries.“We lost against a great team in Wales which shows the young guys must work on this defeat and get better for future,” Italy captain Sergio Parisse said.“The campaign was really difficult, every team gets injuries but for us it is maybe much more difficult because we don’t have the depth but no excuses, from June we have another staff and maybe things will change.”
Cristiano Ronaldo took his obsession with his image to new heights as he examined his bloodied face on the mobile phone of a Real Madrid doctor while walking off the pitch towards the end of Sunday’s 7-1 win over Deportivo La Coruna.Ronaldo scored twice against Deportivo to help ease Real’s recent crisis but paid a heavy price for his second goal in the 84th minute as opposing defender Fabian Schar kicked the Portuguese forward in the face as he leapt to net his side’s sixth goal of the game.Ronaldo, who once claimed people were envious of him “because I’m rich, handsome and a great player”, was left with his entire face drenched in blood and required treatment on the pitch immediately after scoring.The club’s doctors declared him unable to continue for the remainder of the game even though Real had used their three changes. As Ronaldo walked towards the dressing room his main preoccupation was with how his face looked.He asked one of Madrid’s medical staff if he could use his phone and was seen using the mobile’s screen to scrutinise his face, which was left as red as the shirt of his former club Manchester United.
Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ LATEST STORIES “We didn’t have a match and played for fun,” Woods said. “I was testing drivers and fairway woods and changed some settings. I think he enjoyed seeing the difference in shots when you experiment.”Woods has some knowledge about US Presidents and their golf games. The 79-time PGA Tour winner played alongside current US President Barack Obama in February 2013 and has also played alongside two other former US leaders.“I’ve now had the privilege of playing golf with Mr. Trump, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and I appreciate the opportunity,” Woods said.Woods also recounted how Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan was co-opted by the US Ryder Cup team to give him a personal boost during his layoff when he served as assistant captain last September, helping the team beat Europe at Hazeltine to reclaim the trophy.Woods noted every player was wearing a jacket with a red T-shirt underneath.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely “What most impressed me was how far he hits the ball at 70 years old,” Woods said in a posting on his website blog. “He takes a pretty good lash.”Woods didn’t go into details about conversations with Trump, purportedly a 2.8 handicapper, over the South Florida layout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Our discussion topics were wide-ranging; it was fun,” Woods said. “We both enjoyed the bantering, bickering and needling. I also shared my vision for golf and what I’m trying to do.”Woods made it sound like he didn’t take any money off Trump, who is set to be inaugurated as the 45th US President on January 20. ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ MOST READ 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “They all stood, unzipped the front, and the T-shirt read, ‘MAKE TIGER GREAT AGAIN,’” Woods said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, The Bahamas on December 4, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPTiger Woods said Thursday he was impressed with how far US President-elect Donald Trump can hit a golf ball at age 70 in his first public comments about the December 23 round.The two played at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach about three weeks after Woods, a 14-time major champion and former world number one, made his comeback from a 16-month layoff following back surgery.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: NBA mascot spoofs Mariah Carey’s ‘failed’ performance Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint
LATEST STORIES Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas PLAY LIST 01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Jun Manzo has no regrets over fouling out in his final game for UP Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study A campaign can have plenty of turning points, but for University of Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo and the rest of the Growling Tigers, the foundation to their run to the championship round of UAAP Season 82 opposite two-time defending titlist Ateneo was laid following a loss in a closed-door exhibition game.ADVERTISEMENT Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ There was hardly any fanfare in UST’s duel with National U’s Team B as the Tigers were playing just a few weeks after missing out on the Final Four for the third straight season.The spotlight was entirely on the Ateneo-University of the Philippines finals series, which the Blue Eagles won via a sweep for their second straight crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Losing that game made Ayo realize the work and sacrifice that his team had to put in to achieve their goals this season.“We just worked so hard for this,” Ayo said, after the Tigers’ 68-65 conquest of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons sent them to a finals duel with Ateneo starting Saturday. “I don’t want that type of celebration. Some members of the coaching staff—even my wife (Minajoy)—was crying, but I told her: ‘Mommy, we haven’t achieved anything yet.’”That’s just Ayo’s way of making sure that his Tigers keep growling in hunger.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We invested so much of our time and effort. We started on Nov. 28 last year when Ateneo won the championship, we lost to the Team B of NU, which isn’t even in the UAAP. That’s when I told the team how much work we were going to put in.”Ayo recounted how he brought 10 of his players to his hometown of Sorsogon during the Christmas break so they could train and bond.“We worked and worked,” Ayo said. “Ten of the players spent their Christmas break in Sorsogon. We didn’t actually have that Christmas break. We were practicing twice a day. All those struggles, all those distractions, everything, prepared us for this game [against UP].”As he sat at a packed postgame press conference at Mall of Asia Arena, though, Ayo refused to take satisfaction on what his team has achieved so far.“I saw the team was celebrating so I was a bit worried because they looked contented,” Ayo said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Donegal people are having the least number of babies in the entire country!Pregnancy rates are down across DonegalFigures just published by the Central Statistics Office has shown that the birthrate around the country is down considerably.And couples in Donegal are having the fewest numbers of new babies. Overall the number of babies born in the first quarter of this year was down by 9% on the same period last year.But Donegal has recorded the lowest birth rate at 11.4 per 1,000 population.The figures show there were 17,563 births registered in the first three months of the year compared to 19,313 last year.This represents an annual birth rate of 15.3 per 1,000 of the population, some 1.6 below the birth rate for the first quarter of 2012. Fingal, the local authority area for north Dublin, recorded the highest birth rate of 19.6 per 1,000 population. DONEGAL COUPLES AREN’T NAPPY AS BIRTHRATE DROPS was last modified: August 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:babiesbirthratedonegalDown
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Still, these four measures, plus a separate clean-water bond that also appears on the November ballot, would come at a steep price — $43 billion in new debt, some $2.8 billion in annual payments and a 30-year price tag of about $84 billion — at a time when the state can arguably least afford it. California already has a roughly $5 billion structural deficit, and revenues will almost surely decline as the housing market cools off.That said, one virtue of bonds is that they force politicians to pay for the state s top priorities first. When government leaders are locked into paying back investors for infrastructure improvements, that s money they can t waste elsewhere.Voters, then, face a tough choice: Do we take on more debt, thereby putting the state in greater financial straits? Or do we continue to ignore our infrastructure needs, and put our environment, our economy and our quality of life — in some case, our lives themselves — at risk?There s no easy answer, except to say that Californians must choose wisely, striking a balance between investing in our future and mortgaging ourselves to the hilt. Some needs are simply more vital — and some bonds more worthy — than others. Below are our recommendations:Proposition 1B: Traffic is the bane of California commuters existence, and California s pitifully inadequate transportation system is a job and air-quality killer. Proposition 1B, which would provide $20 billion in traffic relief, is essential. Vote yes. FORTY-FIVE years ago, the state of California spent as much as 60 percent of its budget on infrastructure and capital improvements, and the investment showed. The state s schools, freeways and other public facilities were the envy of the world.Since then, Sacramento has increasingly found other uses for those funds, from a swelling state bureaucracy to expansive social programs. Now, if Sacramento spends money on capital improvements at all, it s almost entirely with borrowed money. And after decades of inadequate investment, our once-proud infrastructure system is crumbling.Our freeways are a crowded mess. Our schools, like our prisons, are overcrowded. Our water system hasn t kept up with the growing population. And our inadequate levees are begging for a Katrina-style disaster.A bipartisan coalition of state leaders, including Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature s top Democrats, have responded to California s infrastructure crisis by creating a package of bonds to address some of the state s key needs. These leaders deserve credit, especially during an election year, for putting partisanship aside in order to address critical issues that cannot be ignored any longer. Proposition 1C: Although California clearly lacks affordable housing, it s an issue best handled by local governments, which are more attuned to local needs. Los Angeles, for example, is addressing this problem through its own Measure H. And proponents of Proposition 1C — which would provide $3 billion for housing statewide — made minimal effort to ensure that it would fund smart growth, which is to say, it could have the unintended effect of undermining Measure 1B s traffic relief. Vote no.Proposition 1D: Seeing that L.A. residents have already invested $14 billion in new schools locally, it s hard to see why we should support this $10 billion bond to subsidize other parts of the state that have failed to make the same investment. Vote no.Proposition 1E: The $4 billion that this measure would pay to strengthen levees and control floods could, for some, be the difference between life and death. And paying for the consequences of disastrous flooding later would be far more expensive than taking precautionary measures now. The lesson of New Orleans couldn t be more clear. Vote yes.Proposition 84: This $5.4 billion bond would fund a wide array of water-related projects — some important, some pork, and some redundant in light of the flood-control funding in Proposition 1E. While no one denies the need to care for and expand California s water supply, voters have already approved numerous water bonds in recent years, and this one doesn t make the best possible use of the money available. This is a need that can, and should, be put off for another year. Vote no.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
REVEALED 2 Rodgers has emerged as a target for Leicester ADVICE Leicester City have lined up Brendan Rodgers as their new manager should Claude Puel be sacked, according to reports.Puel, the Frenchman, is under serious pressure at the King Power Stadium with fans calling for his head.Leicester currently sit eighth in the Premier League, but their festive defeats of Chelsea and Manchester City papered over cracks which started to show in the opening days of the new year. no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REPLY Rodgers has enjoyed exceptional success at Celtic Rodgers is currently midway through his third season at Parkhead and is hoping to win his third successive domestic treble.The Northern Irishman joined Celtic a year after being sacked by Liverpool, with Rodgers also having Premier League experience with Swansea. Latest Football News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars RANKED REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury He guided Swans into the top flight, and his impressive style of play in the first division earned him a move to Anfield.Rodgers almost became the first manager to guide Liverpool to a Premier League title, but results at the end of the 2013/14 season – including the famous ‘Steven Gerrard slip’ match – meant Manchester City pipped them to the crown.The 45-year-old has previously been linked with a return to English football, with Arsenal reported to have considered Rodgers as a replacement for Arsene Wenger before they hired Unai Emery prior to the start of this season. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow The Foxes first lost to League Two Newport County to be knocked out the FA Cup, before suffering a defeat at Southampton’s hands over the weekend.Leicester chiefs are now considering giving in to fan pressure and dismissing Puel, with the former Monaco player set to be axed should the Foxes lose to Midlands rivals Wolves on Saturday.And, according to The Sun, Leicester have identified Celtic boss Rodgers as their ‘prime target’ to replace Puel. BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card
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jodi mardesich Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Hoping to lure cloud developers to the iCloud platform, Apple on Monday unveiled CloudKit, which gives developers “effectively free, with limits” storage for server-based apps. “You’ve gotta pay somebody to host it all,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president for software engineering. Before CloudKit, that somebody was Amazon, Google, or Microsoft.At first glance, it sure sounds like it. CloudKit scales based on the number of users, and developers get up to a petabyte of assets an application relies on (such as images, user data, and other resources), one terabyte of database storage, and “all the bandwidth you could use,” Federighi said. Apple details what it gives developers free: Tags:#Apple#cloud#CloudKit#WWDC 2014 Cian Clark, a developer, blogged that CloudKit sounds great, but cautioned about one “glaringly obvious point” that developers shouldn’t ignore—the potential for vendor lock-in:Storing data with CloudKit comes with huge risks of Vendor Lock-In which should not be overlooked, and as the data storage needs of an application expand, it’s worth considering the use of an mBaaS rather than relying on Cloud Kit alone for storage needs. If the queue for the CloudKit presentation at WWDC is any indication, developers are anxious to learn more. Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Related Posts This sounds pretty generous compared to Amazon’s free tier for its cloud services, or Google’s free tier. It’s not a direct comparison, however. Amazon limits its free services to a specific number of hours, which Apple doesn’t, and its free tier data storage for various services is measured in megabytes and gigabytes, while Apple is talking about offering up to a petabyte for assets and a terabyte for storage. Googles gives developers up to 5GB of storage. However, despite the virtually free cloud services, Apple isn’t really competing with Amazon or Google in the war for cloud developers. What Apple appears to be doing is keeping the iOS developer ecosystem vibrant, said Quinton Alsbury, co-founder and president of product innovation for Roambi.“I really think it’s an attempt to keep innovation iOS centric, and keep the new ideas and new developers doing their first versions on iOS,” he told me. Most developers, especially small shops, write their first apps for iOS. Not having to worry about server-side components, such as authentication, “makes it even easier,” Alsbury said.CloudKit “helps developers eliminate the need for writing server code and maintaining servers,” Apple said in a press release. CloudKit gives developers a client-side programming model, and server side functions like app logic, iCloud authentication, asset storage, database storage, search, and notifications, Federighi said.In its iCloud Design Guide, Apple lays out its approach:A user never needs to think about syncing and your app never interacts directly with iCloud servers.Apple’s new appeal to cloud developers harkens back to its old, familiar mantra: “It just works.” That’s a great pitch for consumers, but will it appeal to developers, especially those who expect to tinker with server instances, virtual machines, and operating systems on cloud platforms like Amazon’s, Google’s, or Microsoft’s?A pre-release iCloud Design Guide for incorporating iCloud into your app explains the benefits of designing for iCloud:iCloud is a free service that lets users access their personal content on all their devices—wirelessly and automatically via Apple ID. iCloud does this by combining network-based storage with dedicated APIs, supported by full integration with the operating system. Apple provides server infrastructure, backup, and user accounts, so you can focus on building great iCloud-enabled apps. Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Sync, a serious problem for iCloud developers currently, is another issue Apple promises to tackle:The core idea behind iCloud is to eliminate explicit synchronization between devices. A user never needs to think about syncing and your app never interacts directly with iCloud servers. When you adopt iCloud storage APIs as described in this document, changes appear automatically on all the devices attached to an iCloud account. Your users get safe, consistent, and transparent access to their personal content everywhere.Developers are thrilled at the prospect of integrating their apps more tightly with iOS and iCloud. “With extensibility in iOS 8, we’re excited to bring our users more options and the ability to seamlessly access all of their Box files right from within their favorite apps, eliminating the need to create additional copies,” Aaron Levie, Box founder and CEO said in a statement. “This is a major milestone for the Post-PC enterprise, and a bellwether moment for openness. “In yesterday’s keynote, when Federighi demonstrated saving a document to the cloud, the options for cloud storage included iCloud, Microsoft OneDrive, and Box. Noticeably absent from this cloud storage integration? Dropbox.Could it be in part because of Apple’s history with Dropbox? Steve Jobs notoriously called it a “feature,” and integration with iCloud certainly makes it look that way. Or could it be because Samsung bundles Dropbox with its devices, and gives away free storage? I contacted Dropbox for comment; a spokeswoman said that “we don’t have anything to share at this time.”What’s The Security?Apple also talked up the security aspects of iCloud. Via iCloud authentication, customers can sign in with their iCloud Apple ID without sharing personal information.In typical Apple fashion, it glossed over details, such as the type of security CloudKit uses for user authentication. The iCloud Design Guide barely mentions authentication. However, an Apple support knowledge base article divulges a little more:When you access iCloud services using Apple’s built-in apps (for example, Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps on iOS or OS X), authentication is handled using a secure token. Using secure tokens eliminates the need to store your iCloud password on devices and computers. Even if you choose to use a third-party application to access your iCloud data, your username and password are sent over an encrypted SSL connection.Developers are still waiting for the details, but initially, several developers commented that free storage is not enough in a cross-platform development world.
Batala (Pb), Aug 8 (PTI) Unidentified persons looted Rs 7.15 lakh from ATM of a private bank located at Kala Afgan in Gurdaspur district.Branch manager Ajay Puri in his complaint said the assailants entered the ATM cabin after breaking the wall from the back side. Then they broke the cash dispensing machine and decamped with the cash.Police said a case has been registered and an investigation is underway. PTI CORR CHS DBS RG DBS