first_imgHomeCES 2015 Vid Feature video: AT&T Developer Summit 2015 Related contentRelated contentShare VideoShare Video Play Video Powered by THEOplayer 2021.1.3Close Related ContentClose ShareMobile World Live brings you coverage of the operator’s big event here in Las Vegas. AT&T focused heavily on its efforts in the Internet of Things (IoT) space, also making a strong commitment to WebRTC as a tool to enable the development of innovative voice services. Playing onSubtitlesLanguageSettingsQualityAutomatic Automatic HDSpeedNormalQualityAutomaticSpeed0.250.5Normal1.251.52Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%PlayPlayMuteMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00LiveRemaining Time -0:00 Watch in VRWatch in VRdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionsSubtitlesSubtitlesUnavailable UnavailableLanguageLanguageSettingsHDSettingsFullscreenFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDone Previous ArticleGovernments must do more to drive innovation – CEANext ArticleCES Day 2 video highlights AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 JAN 2015 UnavailableUnavailablelast_img read more

first_img Subscribe by Email By Paul Gotham on November 9, 2017No Comment Print This Post Connect on Linked in Follow on Facebook Wade Thompson (9) netted the golden goal in double overtime as Byron-Bergen/Elba edged Bishop Kearney, 1-0 the Section V Class C regional qualifier. (Photo: DAVID BOWEN)By PAUL GOTHAMThe Byron-Bergen/Elba boys’ soccer team climbed to the top of the NYSSWA Class C rankings on October 16th. This weekend in Middletown, New York the Bees will look to punctuate their season with the program’s first NYSPHSAA title.“They definitely feel this is where they belong,” Bees’ head coach Ken Rogoyski said by phone earlier this week.  “They feel confident. They’re ready to prove it this weekend.”Byron-Bergen/Elba (19-1-1) will meet Lake Placid (VII) in Saturday’s semifinal. The Bees take a five-game winning streak into the match, a stretch in which they have not allowed a goal.“This team plays very well together,” Rogoyski added. “They also play with a lot of heart. This might not be the most skilled team, but they’re the best team at playing together and playing with heart. They back each other up. They’re there for each other. Everyone is doing all the little things just right. They deserve that number one ranking just because of how we play together.”Led by Genesee Region and Section V Class C Player of the Year, Kyle Chambry, Byron-Bergen/Elba has outscored its opponents 69-11 this season. Chambry has collected 24 of those tallies. The senior back has assisted on another 12.“He is truly a defender who can score,” Rogoyski said of Chambry who ranks eighth in Section V individual scoring. “He’s the player who every keeper wants in front of him as a defender, but every opposing keeper is worried about. He is the one defender who the opposing keeper is scared of who is also the  favorite of the team goalkeeper.”Junior Wade Thompson has 15 markers and 22 assists while sophomores Kyle Foeller (six goals/three assists), Rick Hubbard (three goals/two assists), Greyson Huntington (seven goals/two assists) and Sam Pringle (nine goals/five assists) balance out the attack. Senior Adam Swapceinski has three goals and 10 assists.For Sutherland, Winning Means Staying TogetherMcQuaid’s Defense Is Anything But A 50/50 Chance“We might not individually be the best group of 11 individuals to show in Middletown this weekend, but we will be the best, solid team to show up,” Rogoyski noted.Senior goalkeeper Brandon Kropf has made 132 saves on the season, and the Bees have allowed multiple in just four separate contests. As Rogoyski notes that is significant based upon Byron-Bergen/Elba’s schedule.“We play some really, really tough teams that have great players, great high-quality players and excellent coaches. Every game we had to really work at.“The Genesee region league is one of the toughest leagues…There are 28 Class C teams. A team coming out of Section V is really vetted…Once you become a Section V champion, you then have the difficult task of playing an additional game, the state qualifier which is another vetting process. By the time you enter the state tournament and we’re playing Western Regionals, you are one heckuva team.”Byron-Bergen/Elba is making its first state semi-final appearance as a combined program. The Bees went to the final four in 2005 under then-head coach Will Fitzpatrick. Rogoyski was the program’s JV coach at that time.Lake Placid (6-8-2) is also looking for its program’s first state title.SEE THE COMPLETE BRACKET HERE. “I tailor every game,” Rogoyski said about preparing to play the Bombers. “Our plan for every game is designed by who our opponent is. We tweak things and go at it differently. We will do what it takes to win the game. We will play the game that’s necessary to beat our opponent.”Pierson/Bridgehampton (XI) will play Lansing (IV) in the other semifinal. A year ago, Lansing lost to World of Inquiry (V), 2-1 in the state semis. North Salem (I) went on to win the title in double overtime, 2-1.“The Section V teams that enter the [state] tournament didn’t get there by luck. They had to win way too many games against way too many good opponents. Every team that enters the state tournament from Section V is a solid top-four team in the state no doubt.”Byron-Bergen/Elba and Lake Placid will kick off at 1:30 p.m.  Kyle Chambry, Lake Placid, Rick Hubbard, tournament Byron-Bergen/Elba ready to stake its claim added by Paul Gotham on November 9, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters center_img Share on Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. 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first_imgmaroke/iStock(CHICAGO) — Negotiations are resuming in the Chicago teachers’ strike after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to accept a tentative deal with the city but continued striking over makeup days for the time they spent on the picket line.After 10 days striking, the union requested that the school system schedule makeup days for time lost during the strike, but Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has rejected the request. As a result, classes remained canceled again on Thursday.In a press conference, Lightfoot lambasted the union, accusing Sharkey of constantly moving “goal posts” in making a deal to end the strike. Lightfoot described the union’s demands as an ultimatum.“What we have is a take it or leave it demand — that’s not a starter for a conversation,” she said.Lightfoot said the city would “not pay teachers for striking,” adding that shortening students’ holiday vacation or summer vacation to make up for the strike days are not options because families had already planned their lives around the planned school year.“We believe this is an agreement that will produce real, lasting benefits in our schools. It’s a contract we can believe in. It has meaningful improvements in class size, in staffing and in a number of other features which we believe will help transform public schools in Chicago,” union president Jesse Sharkey said after announcing the agreement Wednesday night.“There’s one issue, however, that’s an important issue,” he said. “Our union does not have a return-to-work agreement. Our delegates told us in no uncertain terms they were not going back to work unless there was a provision made for making up the instructional days that have been lost over the last ten days. Our members want to return to work. Everyone was clear about that. However, the mayor of the city of Chicago has said that we will not be able to make up lost instructional days.”“Not once during that 3 1/2 hour meeting did they raise compensation for strike days — not once. The issue never came up,” Lightfoot said in response. “I’ve been clear from day one that CPS would not make up any strike days. And at this late hour, we are not adding any new issues.”Despite the mayor’s insistence, Illinois state law says that after nine days, district students are required to make those days up in school, according to Chicago ABC station WLS. Under those rules, at least two days of school will be added to the end of the year based on how long the strike has gone on to this point.Teachers are not paid for lost days that are not made up.The Chicago Teachers Union represents the city’s 25,000 teachers and educational support staff. The strike, in the nation’s third-largest school district, has kept more than 360,000 students out of school. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgNigeria may soon have a law that will prescribe capital punishment for kidnappers.Kidnapping for ransom is becoming rampant in the country and the Nigerian Senate now says it will commence the process of enacting a law that will punish convicted kidnappers with the death penalty.But there is still no public agreement on the issue.CCV’s Deji Badmus reports.last_img

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 VERO BEACH, FLORIDA – Unlike the NBA, NHL and MLB, blockbuster trades in the NFL have always been few and far between.The last whopper of a swap in pro football was probably way back in the 1950s, when the Los Angeles Rams sent NINE players to the Chicago Cardinals for Ollie Matson, an electrifying running back. RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS Browns quarterback Josh McCown throws during the team’s minicamp on June 2. | APcenter_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES NFL Since then, most personnel changes by teams have involved the signing of free agents and the drafting of rookies.But the times they are a-changin’.NFL ballclubs this offseason conducted a whole slew of head-spinning trades, many involving stars in their sport.Philadelphia shipped its alltime leading rusher LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for promising young linebacker Kiko Alonso.The Eagles didn’t stop there, either. They also exchanged starting quarterbacks with St. Louis — Nick Foles for the Ram’s Sam Bradford.Meanwhile, New Orleans swapped perennial all-pro tight end Jimmy Graham for stellar Seattle center Max Unger.Also, Baltimore shipped Pro Bowl nose tackle Haloti Ngata, the cornerstone of its defense, to Detroit.And the list goes on and on.No player is indispensable any more, it seems.This rare trade activity, combined with a late draft and longer free agent signing window, created unprecedented personnel upheaval leaguewide.Now that the dust has finally settled and training camp rosters are set, MAS will attempt to make sense of all the off-field action.Here are his thumbnail evaluations of each ballclub’s KEY offseason moves.First, those teams MAS feels deserve kudos for their efforts.■ Cleveland — Best move was one it didn’t make: Browns didn’t give up on quarterback Johnny Manziel.One 2014 start at the helm of the NFL’s most bland offense is not enough to call Johnny Football another mistake by the lake.Cleveland added veteran signal-caller Josh McCown, who is serviceable and will fill the QB gap until Manziel grows into the starting role.■ Washington — Drafted three offensive lineman to give quarterback Robert Griffin more time to throw and better protection from yearly injuries.■ Detroit — Addition by subtraction. Lions let dominant but knuckleheaded defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh walk rather than break the bank by re-signing him.One man does not a defense make.MAS loves drafting of explosive runner Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska) who should bring more balance to pass-happy Lions O.■ San Diego — Similarly, ex-Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon provides a legit ground threat to relieve offensive burden on QB Philip Rivers.■ New York Giants — Added ex-New England running back Shane Vereen to spice up moribund G-men offense with his shiftiness toting the leather and pass-catching skills.■ Minnesota — Hung onto standout runner Adrian Peterson, who could and maybe should have told Vikings to shove it, after the club betrayed him by caving in to public pressure during his child abuse travails.QB Teddy Bridgewater will only get better with solid run game to count on.■ Atlanta — When you’re last in almost every defensive category you had better revamp defensively, which is what the Falcons did.Drafting linebacker Vic Beasley and signing a slew of D lineman were prudent moves.Also, tabbing Tevin Coleman (ex-Indiana standout) could fill running back void.■ Chicago — Selection of rangy and speedy wideout Kevin White in draft and adding FA slot receiver Eddie Royal may give QB Jay Cutler the targets he needs to snap out of his prolonged funk.■ Green Bay — Found hidden gem of the draft by selecting UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley in fifth round.MAS loves this guy’s toolbox. Packers can afford to bring him along slowly, like they did with Aaron Rodgers.Pack is set at QB for the next 15 years.■ St. Louis — Rams may have moved past San Francisco and Arizona in the NFC West with addition of QB Foles and drafting of huge missing piece, rugged ex-Georgia running back Todd Gurley.Next, the ballclubs who rolled the dice with likely boom-or-bust additions.■ Buffalo — If McCoy, who jitterbugged too much last season and became a clubhouse lawyer in Philly, will do more one-cut running and zip his lip, he may end up a steal.QB Matt Cassel, with the right talent around him, could stabilize the Bills signal-caller position.Guard Richie Incognito, he of Miami bullying infamy, can give offensive line a needed boost, if he can halt his habitual looney bin behavior.■ Tampa Bay and Tennessee — Drafting a franchise quarterback at the top of the first round is never a sure thing. Will Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota be a Peyton Manning or a Ryan Leaf?■ Miami — Signed ex-Lion Suh to an exorbitant contract ($114 million over six years). The move will stabilize their D but could leave Dolphins salary cap-strapped for years.■ Philadelphia — Traded for a more talented but injuryprone QB in Bradford and is gambling ex-Cowboy DeMarco Murray’s north-south running style is a better fit for its high- octane offense.However, these experiments could blow up in mad scientist Chip Kelly’s face.Now for the front offices who deserve a tsk, tsk! for having bad offseasons.■ Kansas City — Zero TD catches by Chiefs wide receivers last season. Only proven wideout added was Jeremy Maclin, who was on the decline with Philly.■ Indianapolis — Back to the Future? Signed 32-year-old running back Frank Gore and receiver Andre Johnson, 34 in July. Already wobbling wheels could come off both at anytime.Meanwhile, the Colts didn’t do enough to strengthen a defense that was a sieve against better NFL offenses.■ Arizona —The league’s most boring offense remained that. No playmakers added — just ex-San Francisco guard Mike Iupati, who isn’t enough to juice up Cards O by himself.Have the No-Doz handy when ‘Zona has the ball.■ Dallas — Let standout RB — and high-character player — Murray flee to Philly so it could save enough dough next season for “Drama Queen Dez” Bryant (who has already talked of skipping regular season opener if a new deal is not done by July).Prediction: Bryant-induced aspirin costs will exceed Murray savings.Replaced Murray with Darren McFadden, explosive but brittle as your Mom’s china.■ New Orleans — Traded away Graham and wideout Kenny Stills. Drew Brees can say goodbye to 5,000-yard passing seasons.The activity of the rest of the NFL teams can be summed up in one word: Meh, meaning the moves they made were not team-changing or -completing.And that’s always the objective every offseason, no matter how different this recent one may have been from those past.Contact MAS at: [email protected] last_img read more

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Kei Nishikori, RBC Tennis Championships, Diminik Koepfer Kei Nishikori hits a return to Diminik Koepfer on Thursday in the RBC Tennis Championships in Dallas. | KYODO The 28-year-old started out in strong shape when he broke his opponent’s serve in the third game of the first set, but he gave up the next game. Nishikori bounced back in the second set when he took the first four games, but struggled later on as he handed the next three games to his opponent.“I was able to bring my rhythm up bit by bit,” Nishikori said. “There were times in the second set where I struggled, but I was able to nail my strokes and my serves got better.”“I think I’m doing better than my previous match. I want to work harder,” he said.Nishikori will face world No. 234 Jason Jung of Taiwan in the semifinal. KEYWORDScenter_img RELATED PHOTOS DALLAS – Kei Nishikori reached the semifinals of the RBC Tennis Championships on Thursday by beating Diminik Koepfer.Nishikori, who dropped to world No. 27 after a five-month injury layoff, defeated Germany’s Koepfer 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 in a tough 1 hour, 35 minute match at the ATP Challenger Tour event. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more