Warriors’ Draymond Green to play vs Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Warriors forward Draymond Green will play in Monday’s game against Charlotte Hornets two days after spraining his left ankle against the Houston Rockets.“He’s good to go,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr.So is Warriors veteran guard Shaun Livingston, who will play despite nursing left hamstring tightness. Warriors second-year forward Jordan Bell will sit, though, after missing practice on Sunday because of the flu.Kerr said that Bell has stayed at the team hotel in Charlotte, but …

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Internet Explorer, WebGL and a Return to the Bad Old Days

first_imgMost of the response from Microsoft’s competitors regarding “native HTML” is mockery. Some of that is deserved – it’s clearly a marketing buzzword. But where are the substantive responses to Microsoft’s performance claims? Demos aren’t evidence of better performance, and the overall value of a browser is about more than a bunch of fish in a virtual aquarium. But how does the performance of Microsoft’s browser hold up? And more importantly: what does Microsoft’s approach mean for open standards and the future of the Web?What exactly is “native HTML5”? InfoQ has a post looking into it a bit and concludes that it’s about more than just performance: it’s about deep integration into the OS. I’m not too worried about that at this point though. What about Microsoft’s claims – is its implementation on HMTL5 in IE9 and 10 legitimately faster than Chrome or Firefox? My informal testing of IE9 and the IE10 Platform Preview are inconclusive. OF course, IE smokes its competitors with its own demos. But there’s not really enough HTML5 in the wild to make a real-world comparison.So what about standards? If IE can do things that other browsers can’t, what does that mean for developers? If IE’s HTML5 is better, can other browser makers catch-up?Here’s something I haven’t seen discussed in relation to the native HTML5 announcement: WebGL, a standard that enables hardware accelerated 3D animation in HTML5 (you can see some examples here). Unlike WebSockets and other unfinished specs, WebGL is now a complete specification with support from every other major browser. Microsoft, however, has no plans to implement WebGL.Here’s the statement the company gave us this week:Browser vendors are implementing WebGL as a way to get partial hardware acceleration after developers rewrite their code. With Internet Explorer 9, developers receive GPU-powered hardware acceleration without rewriting a single line of code which we feel is a better outcome. We look at the real world patterns of the things developers are building today and want to build tomorrow, and balance this against the risk with including things that will likely change in the future. Sometimes there seems to be a race going on to try to make headlines “by claiming to be first” to implement specifications. We don’t think that is healthy. Interoperability is not about being first. Instead, we wanted to provide a stable platform for the web. We focused on building test suites with the W3C for specs that were considered “done”, but where there were real interoperability gaps. These are not that the “sexy” problems that get talked about.With HTML5Labs.com we are focusing on creating a world-class environment for developer to experiment with emerging web specifications. As an example, we have updated our WebSockets implementations 5 times in just three months.Notice the Websockets mention. Microsoft is obsessed with Websockets, it even created one of those text-to-speech animations to developers how horrible Websockets is and how Microsoft is protecting them from unfinished standards. But it’s a classic misdirection. OpenGL is not Websockets.And judging from the comments on the IE10 announcement on the official IE blog, developers want WebGL.Internet Explorer General Manager Dean Hachamovitch told CNET last year. “I think it’s different markup. You’re telling developers, ‘Go write something else.’”In other words: Microsoft thinks it knows what developers want better than they do. I suppose it’s the Steve Jobs approach – maybe it will work for them. Native HTML is arguably “better,” and maybe Microsoft can force other browser makers to support hardware acceleration and lower level OS integration to speed up rendering and animation without the need for WebGL.That, or Microsoft is ignoring an accepted standard in favor of its own technology – and setting the groundwork for the “bad old days” of Web fragmentation all over again. I wrote earlier about the mixed messages Microsoft is sending – on the one hand saying that developers should be able to write markup once and run it anywhere, and on other saying developers should create alternate versions of their sites for non-IE9+ browsers.It’s a shame. IE9 and 10 look to be great browsers. But the harder I look at what Microsoft is doing, the harder it is to believe that its browser strategy is developer friendly.Combine this with Chrome’s Native Client and the ongoing war over a video codec standard and I think we’ll see a return to the bad old days soon.Disclosure: Microsoft paid for Klint Finley’s travel and lodging to attend MIX, and MIX is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#Analysis#hack last_img read more

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TNT pulls even, turns back Ginebra in semis game 2

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president But that also allowed Rice to have fresh legs in the fourth period. He committed his fifth foul at the 4:58 mark of the fourth period but he had already done his part scoring 12 of his team-high 21 points. “It was really hard especially having only a day to prepare and then we had to travel so it’s really hard for the players,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad redeemed itself after getting ripped, 121-94, in Game 1.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 shutout“We gave them the whole morning of Tuesday to rest. The team left in the afternoon and then we just had viewing. Good thing the players were able to absorb it quickly and make the necessary adjustments.”The KaTropa took an 18-point lead early in the second quarter but the Gin Kings kept coming back and were down by only nine before Rice knocked down a quick release 3-pointer over Justin Brownlee for a 95-83 advantage with 5:59 remaining. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title PLAY LIST 01:40Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title01:00Chris Ross credits teammates for near triple double33:18PBA 3ON3 042616 GAME 1 TNT VS NLEX GAME 2 ROS VS GNB01:37Protesters 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight PBA IMAGESBATANGAS CITY — TNT overcame early foul trouble by import Glen Rice Jr. and held off Barangay Ginebra, 103-96, to tie their 2017 Governors’ Cup semifinals series at 1-1 Wednesday night at Batangas City Coliseum.Rice picked up his fourth foul with still 3:00 left in the first half that kept him out until the start of the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Alvin unleashed: After scoring 49, Pasaol hopes for 50 next time Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy carried TNT in the third quarter in the absence of Rice. The three outscored the Ginebra, 27-22.Castro had 20 points, 11 coming in the third, that went with 10 assists. Rosario added 16 points and eight rebounds while Pogoy chipped in 14.The pivotal Game 3 is on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee finished with a game-high 25 points on top of 10 rebounds while LA Tenorio collected 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists as he dazzled his fellow Batangueños.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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At 37, Venus Williams looking for a 6th Wimbledon title

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Dy: We don’t think of ourselves as reserves El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ On Saturday, she’ll be playing for the Venus Rosewater Dish for the ninth time in her 20th Wimbledon appearance.“There’s still a lot to be done. I have one more match that I’d like to be the winner of,” Williams said. “I have to go out there and take it and play well.”The person on the other side of the net also has experience playing in the last weekend on Centre Court. The 23-year-old Muguruza played for the title in 2015, losing to Venus’ little sister, Serena Williams.Serena isn’t at Wimbledon this year because she is pregnant and taking the rest of the season off. But Venus will likely be checking in with her for some advice ahead of Saturday’s match.“Serena did play her in a final,” Venus said. “I definitely will ask her. I’m sure she’s going to give me hopefully some things that will make a difference for me in the match.”ADVERTISEMENT “I’m definitely in the position I want to be in,” Williams said. “It’s a long two weeks. Now, knocking on the door for a title. This is where I want to be.”Williams has quite a history at the grass-court major, winning her first Grand Slam title in London in 2000. The last of her seven majors came at the same place in 2008.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsShortly after that, in 2011, Williams announced she had Sjogren’s disease, an energy-sapping illness that also can cause joint pain. She missed some big tournaments, and made several early exits at the majors.But she has bounced back, playing some of her best tennis over the last 12 months. She reached the Wimbledon semifinals last year, and the Australian Open final this year. 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And she’s expecting the same kind of atmosphere despite the unfamiliar opponent.“I don’t think it’s going to be different. A final is a final,” Muguruza said. “Only one’s going to win. … The racket has to talk.”Besides her experience on the court, Muguruza will also have some experience behind her off it. She has been working with 1994 Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez recently.“I think she’s helping me to deal with the stress of the tournament, because it’s a long tournament,” Muguruza said. “So she just knows how to prepare, how to train, what to do.“Not that I’m doing something different, honestly. But to have her by my side gives me also this little confidence on having someone that has won before.”Williams and Muguruza have played each other four times before, and the American has won three of them. They have never before played on grass, though.“It’s good that she’s played her before, and that she’s beaten her. So she knows what’s to come,” Martinez said of Saturday’s match. “She just has to play tennis, and not worry about who’s favored or who isn’t favored. She needs to think about the next point and nothing else.”When Martinez won at Wimbledon for her only major, she beat 37-year-old Martina Navratilova in the final. Williams is the oldest Wimbledon finalist since then.Age, however, seems to be an advantage for Williams.“I think it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to play well and to be strong and have experience,” Williams said. “So I think experience can either work against you or for you. I like to think it’s working for me.” Venus Williams of the United States returns to Britain’s Johanna Konta during their Women’s Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — Even at 37 and with five Wimbledon titles to her name, Venus Williams still has that overwhelming desire to win.And she’s showing it again this year at the All England Club, where she will face Garbine Muguruza on Saturday in her ninth Wimbledon final.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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World Championships: Wayde van Niekerk retains world 400m title

first_imgWayde van Niekerk retained his world 400 metres title in dominant fashion on Tuesday as he stormed to victory in 43.98 seconds but there was almost as much interest in the empty lane alongside him where Botswana’s Isaac Makwala should have been.South African Van Niekerk, the Olympic and defending champion and world record holder, ran a controlled race and was even able to ease down over the final strides as he secured the first half of what he hopes will be a 400/200m double.Steven Gardiner, 21, of the Bahamas was a clear second in 44.41 and 20-year-old world junior champion Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar blasted through at the end to snatch bronze in 44.48.Makwala, third-fastest in the year this season, was scratched from the race earlier on Tuesday having also been withdrawn from Monday’s 200m heats after vomiting before he got on to the track.He insisted he wanted to run but IAAF officials ruled him out for public health reasons and refused him entry to the stadium amid a swathe of nanovirus and gastroenteritis cases that have affected about 30 athletes from a selection of countries.In his absence, Van Nierkerk looked an even shorter-odds favourite and duly delivered, barely seeming out of breath when he crossed the line with his thoughts already turning to the 200m.”I’ve got a good team to help me recover and its back to work tomorrow,” he said.Van Niekerk had huge sympathy for Makwala.”It was definitely a heartbreaking moment,” he said. “I saw him just before the 200 heat and the only thing I could think of was just wrapping my arms around him and telling him he should get well soon.advertisement”As much as we want to win gold medals, we also want to go out there and have best guys on the track with us. It’s such a massive pity. He’s a strong athlete, I’ve seen him break through a lot of challenges. So I have a lot of sympathy for him.”I wish I could give him my medal to be honest, but this is sport. We need to go out there and fight for our opportunities and it could’ve happened to any one of us. We all have tough times, we just need to get up and fight harder.”Long-striding Gardiner, who set a national record 43.89 in the semis, could not quite reproduce that on a cold London night but looks equipped to challenge Van Niekerk in the future.Haroun, who switched nationality from Sudan to Qatar two years ago, was last with 70 metres to go but edged past Baboloki Thebe of Botswana (fourth) and Jamaica’s Nathon Allen (fifth) in the final metres.Fred Kerley had scraped into the final as a fast loser but finished last as the United States failed to medal in the event for only the second time since the championships began in 1983.last_img read more

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16 days agoAC Milan director Maldini welcomes Pioli appointment

first_imgAC Milan director Maldini welcomes Pioli appointmentby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Paolo Maldini has welcomed the appointment of new coach Stefano Pioli.Pioli arrives to replace Marco Giampaolo.”Pioli isn’t a gamble,” said Maldini.“We want to be leading lights this season, we don’t want to write this season off.“I thank Giampaolo for his professionalism. Three months ago, we were here talking about him, but this was a considered and shared choice.“If we go back in time, he was the right choice for a young team, but it just didn’t work. I defended Giampaolo because that was the right thing to do.“We have 31 games in front of us. We can still turn things around this season. We don’t want to still be waiting to become competitive in 10 years’ time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Bob Huggins’ Daughters Tweeted Rape Jokes About Maryland’s Dez Wells Sunday Night

first_imgBob Huggins's daughter tweets about Dez Wells.Maryland and West Virginia rarely play each other in basketball, so there isn’t much of a rivalry between the two programs that border each other. After Sunday night’s NCAA Tournament Third Round game, though, maybe one is going to heat up. The No. 5-seeded Mountaineers defeated the No. 4-seeded Terrapins in a contest in Columbus that featured a lot of trash talking and some pretty physical play. There appears to be some hatred of Maryland stemming from the family of WVU coach Bob Huggins, too. During and after the game, Twitter accounts seemingly belonging to Huggins’ daughters, Jenna Leigh and Jacqueline Huggins, tweeted rape jokes about Terrapins’ senior star Dez Wells. Jenna Leigh Huggins, who is listed as West Virginia’s “program assistant,” later deleted those tweets and made her Twitter account private. Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 10.59.49 AMHuggins’ other daughter, Jacqueline, tweeted a similar joke. The tweet was still online as of Monday morning. “NO MEANS NO DEZ!” –@JennaLeigh44— (@JacqueHuggins) March 23, 2015Wells was expelled from Xavier in 2012 following a sexual assault allegation. Those allegations were deemed unworthy of prosecution, though, and Wells sued the school. The lawsuit was settled out of court “in a matter satisfactory to the parties,” according to the Washington Post. West Virginia is set to face Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on Thursday.last_img read more

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Jay Williams Says Kentucky Got “Hosed” When It Comes To Seeding

first_imgUNC cheerleader walks through College GameDay live-shot.Jay Williams DukeAfter splitting the regular season title in the SEC, Kentucky and Texas A&M both reached the league’s tournament final – setting up what seemed like an all-important showdown regarding NCAA Tournament seeding. Well, that’s what we thought.The Wildcats knocked off the Aggies Sunday, taking home the trophy. But somehow, when the brackets were unveiled just hours later, Texas A&M was given a 3-seed, while UK landed on the 4-line. John Calipari, per usual, went off. It turns out some of the ESPN guys agree with him.College basketball analyst Jay Williams went as far as to say that Kentucky got “hosed” by the committee. . @KentuckyMBB got hosed. No way #BBN wins their conf tourney & share of the regular season & get a 4 seed while Texas A&M gets a 3 seed.— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) March 13, 2016It’s hard to disagree here. Most thought that at worst, Kentucky would get a 3-seed, and at best, a 2-seed. The NCAA Tournament selection committee continues to baffle everyone, year after year.last_img read more

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More Stars Join Comic Relief Danceathon

first_imgComic Relief can reveal that even more celebrities have pledged to join the line-up for the Comic Relief Danceathon, a six hour non-stop dance frenzy, held on Sunday 8th March at The SSE Arena, Wembley to raise money for Red Nose Day 2015.Additions to the already glittering line up include Comic Relief stalwart Davina McCall and presenter Caroline Flack, who recently danced home with the highly coveted Strictly Come Dancing Glitterball trophy. Property presenter Kirstie Allsopp also pledges to get in on the action, joining her will be dancing DJs Gemma Cairney, Edith Bowman and Sara Cox. Also confirmed to take part are Paralympic medallist Ade Adepitan MBE and wildlife presenter and Strictly star Steve Backshall.Strictly Come Dancing professionals Aljaz Skorjanec, Ian Waite, Janette Manrara, Natalie Lowe and Robin Windsor will also be hot footing it to Wembley to help keep fundraisers on track throughout their epic endurance boogie.These celebs will join the already jam packed line-up previously announced including Claudia Winkleman, Arlene Phillips, Chelsee Healey, Rachel Riley, Rufus Hound, Zoe Ball, Jo Whiley and Got to Dance’s Adam Garcia and Kimberly Wyatt.Places for the star studded Wembley event are limited, but those who can’t make it can still dance along on the BBC Red Button wherever they are, in sitting rooms, village halls and local gyms across the country – all to raise money for Red Nose Day.Caroline Flack said: “Dancing on Strictly was the best experience of my life and I think that the Comic Relief Danceathon is going to be such an amazing experience for everyone taking part. I would urge the lovely public to come and bust some moves with me at Wembley or grab a load of mates and put on their own Danceathon at home. It’s going to be so much fun, so the more people around the UK get involved, the better!”Over 2,000 fundraisers will dance non-stop at the fun filled Wembley event with thousands expected to take part across the country on the BBC Red Button. Participants will be able to get their groove on to a range of genres including 70s disco, 80s power, 90s rave as well as pop, soul, ballroom and musical theatre.The money raised by the Comic Relief Danceathon will be spent right here in the UK, and across Africa, helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn their lives around.For more information about the Comic Relief Danceathon head to www.rednoseday.com/danceathon.last_img read more

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