Shroder, Howard power Hawks past Knicks in overtime

first_imgNew York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) is fouled by Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) in overtime of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Atlanta.APATLANTA, Georgia—Dennis Schroder scored 27 points, Dwight Howard added 16 points and 22 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks took advantage of Carmelo Anthony’s second-quarter ejection to beat the New York Knicks 102-98 in overtime on Wednesday night.Derrick Rose finished with 26 points for New York, but the star point guard fell as he was dribbling near the Knicks’ basket and lost his footing with 6 seconds left in overtime and Atlanta leading by one.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MMA: Nunes predicts win ahead of Rousey comeback fight PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ Schroder followed with a pair of free throws to make it 100-97. Kristaps Porzingis, who scored 24 points, was fouled as he shot a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession, but he made just one of three free throws to end the suspense.The Hawks had lost three straight and six of seven at home. They are just 7-14 since beginning the season 9-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports View comments Senators to proceed with review of VFA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exerciselast_img read more

Knutson is Bowhunter Freestyle Champion

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffAbigail Knutson is one of the National Field Archery Association Indoor National champions.MARSHFIELD – Pittsville High School freshman, Abigail Knutson is the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Indoor National champion for Bowhunter Freestyle in the Young Adult Female class.Knutson earned the title in Cincinnati, OH, during the NFAA Indoor Nationals tournament held March 15-17 at the Duke Energy Center.Abbi competed against young adults, ages 15-17, from Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, and Texas in the Flight 1 group, edging out Wisconsin’s Madeline Kruger with scores of 596-595.last_img read more

“Facebook Helped Me Win,” Claims Politician

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Features#Trends#web sarah perez 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts In Tampa, Florida, one of the cities that comprises the megalopolis known as the Tampa Bay area, home to Busch Gardens, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and only minutes from beautiful beaches on the Gulf Coast of Florida (oh, and this author’s stomping grounds, too), a local politician is giving credit to Facebook for his recent win in the primaries for the local County Commission. On Facebook, the crowd is still very young, with an average age of 22.96 as of this February. Typically, the youth vote, although coveted, could not be counted on thanks to low turnout of young voters at the polls. However, this small time local election may prove to be one of the first examples of the huge impact Gen Y can have on the political process. Now that many members of Gen Y are of voting age, their sheer numbers can no longer be ignored by politicians. The biggest generation since the baby boomers, Gen Y has been poorly characterized by some as lazy, unfocused, and self-centered – a generation that would just as soon stay home with mom and dad than go out and climb the corporate ladder. While it may be true that Gen Y has the good financial sense to maximize their time in rent-free accommodations, they are certainly proving themselves the opposite of lazy when it comes to involvement, be it social involvement, community involvement, or political involvement. Considering this recent “Facebook-powered” win, it could be that this generation is all talk and all action, too.According to Rearden Killion Communications, the St. Petersburg advertising firm that handled the campaign of Kevin Beckner in the District Six democratic primary for the Hillsborough County Commission, the Facebook effort comprised of content, video production, and media buying valued at around $7000. There was also a Facebook app which let supporters put a campaign button on their own pages and provided a link to Beckner’s page. The overall effort increased Beckner’s Facebook group membership by 50 percent. In this local election of this County Commissioner, you have to wonder if this is a hint of things to come in the upcoming presidential election here in the U.S. The Obama campaign has defined themselves by the way they have embraced technology. From blogs to social networks to even SMS text messages announcing the VP, the campaign is “a revolutionary shift in our country’s political media ecology,” says Andrew Rasiej over on techPresident. Although it has yet to be seen whether or not the use of technology will propel Obama into the Oval Office, the results of this local election prove that there is merit to targeting the online crowd and asking for their vote.(Image credit: Zappowbang)last_img read more

OpenSocial: One Year Later

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification It’s been a little over a year since Google announced OpenSocial, a common API for social applications across multiple websites. It’s an aggressive undertaking: an underlying technology designed to help all developers add intelligent social features to their offerings more quickly and easily, regardless of the types of sites they’re developing. To commemorate the first year, OpenSocial fans recently gathered at MySpace for a celebration and an update on the progress over the past 12 months. The verdict? The concept of OpenSocial has traction – and hundreds of millions of users currently benefiting from it. The goal of OpenSocial – according to David Glazer of Google – is to get to the point where users “can do anything you want with anyone you want anywhere you want.” In other words – from the open Web standpoint – social activities shouldn’t be relegated to particular sites or applications. Rather, they should be part and parcel of every site on the Web.A Good StartAt the time of launch, ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick was cautiously optimistic about the potential for the new offering, but ultimately skeptical about the proprietary nature of the introduction, stating:“Perhaps the culture of control and mega-corporate blessing is the only thing that the big players participating could comprehend. In that case, it’s probable that OpenSocial will likely be more closed and more anti-social than many of us would like.”But that corporate blessing – while ripe for cynicism – has had some positive impact, as well. For the development community, Google’s initiative to embrace the concept of the open Web marked a turning point for distributed social media technologies, like OAuth. What once was the bailiwick of a small cadre of loosely assembled developers suddenly became technology that was more accessible to a wide variety of developers. And that availability brought the concept of “opening the social Web” to a more mainstream – albeit still leading-edge – audience. For the first year, OpenSocial has seen tremendous uptake in the online community. The list of organizations developing apps reads like a who’s who of social sites: AOL, Bebo, hi5, Google, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Orkut, Yahoo!… even Friendster. With the heft of those sites, OpenSocial is currently projecting a total reach of more than 600 million users, worldwide. That includes more than 300 million apps. But it’s not always obvious as to what’s built on OpenSocial and what’s not. It’s somewhat hidden as underlying technology – and that may be working in its favor by allowing developers to deliver social functionality as if it were their own.Not bad for the first year.Gorillas in the MistBut for all the positive uptake of OpenSocial, there are two very obvious names – application development gorillas in their own right – currently missing from that list of early adopters. Facebook is still a question. As is Microsoft. Obviously, those two companies have both the open Web and a relationship of their own with which to deal. In any case, both Facebook and Microsoft are purported to be involved in the OpenSocial discussion, but it’s still not clear where they will land as time goes on. Whatever happens in this dance, it’s hard to fathom that the open Web will truly reach its potential without the active participation of Facebook and Microsoft. And that – ironically – makes the pursuit of “openness” very strategic and very proprietary for all of the companies involved.But what’s the Web without a little drama?What’s Next?Last month, LinkedIn launched a series of partner-built applications that leveraged OpenSocial. This release is a perfect example of the types of collaboration that the APIs are designed to facilitate, and we’re only likely to see more in the coming months.In terms of organization, the OpenSocial Foundation, the group designed to help manage the development community around these APIs, has recently solidified its leadership for the coming year. No doubt, we will begin to see more from the Foundation as these Directors begin working together.But the real question for the next year is: will it be more of the same or will other players continue to adopt OpenSocial? Will we get a step closer to the “anything, anyone, anywhere” goal or will it be another year of destination sites leveraging OpenSocial to extend existing functionality?It’s hard to say. OpenSocial has momentum and some demonstrable results – not to mention a little drama to keep things interesting. That bodes well for the open Web – and for users. We’ll just have to wait and see how we will benefit from OpenSocial in the coming year – and remain hopeful that the “open” continues to get more open. Tags:#social networks#Social Web#web Related Posts center_img rick turoczy 1 The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Part II: Oh, the Places You’ll Go…

first_imgCreating an effective awareness campaign begins with raising your own awareness. In Part I of this series, our focus was on the importance of being aware of the corporate culture in which your awareness campaign will be created. Once you’ve made key leadership aware of your plans – and even invited them to join you in developing them – it’s time to start thinking about the audience the campaign will target.Know Your AudienceOh, you may think you already know your audience. They’re the ones you’ve identified as a gaping void in need of filling with expanding knowledge and improved performance, aren’t they? But what we’re talking about here is getting to know them at a deeper level:What type of materials will resonate with them?How will information be delivered in such a way that they will understand it?What platform will keep them the most engaged?How often do they need to receive information?Will they require incentives to keep them interested?Will the content or tone need to be geared to specific groups within the company?Will you aim to reach everyone with a single message?Will the message need to be in a language other than English in certain regions in order to ensure every associate understands the same message?Understanding the complexity of your intended audience will help build both credibility and engagement. Consider doing a simple 5-8 question survey and/or conducting a few focus groups, and your direction may soon become clearer.- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Three arrested in Moberly

first_imgPolice search a home in Moberly, and end up putting three people under arrest.It happened Monday morning when Moberly Police had a warrant to search a home near Kehoe Avenue and Kennedy Drive.They arrested Steven Sartain, as well as Michael and Charity Harper on a variety of charges.Sartain is accused of molesting a child under age 14, while the Harper’s each face child endangerment and drug possession charges.last_img