A’s-Rangers postponed due to rain, Marco Estrada pushed back

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas — Rain may have been the only factor standing in the way of Khris Davis hitting another home run.Thunderstorms in the Dallas area caused a postponement of the second game of a three-game series between the A’s and Texas Rangers Saturday night. The game will be made up June 8 as a traditional doubleheader with the A’s already scheduled to be in Texas that weekend for another three-game series.Davis will have to wait until Sunday afternoon to continue his tear at Globe Life …last_img read more

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South Africa writes off R1bn Cuban debt

first_img8 December 2010 Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has announced the cancellation of a R1-billion debt owed by Cuba to South Africa as part of a new trade agreement between the two countries. Davies, who was accompanying President Jacob Zuma on a two-days state visit to Cuba, said on Tuesday that the debt had become a “hindrance” to trade and economic development between Cuba and South Africa. The debt was incurred during the 1990s, when Cuba purchased diesel engines from South Africa. He said South African businesses demanded cash in advance because the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of the department could no longer insure Cuba’s orders as it had exhausted its credit limit. “We are re-opening the credit lines so that we can start trading actively again,” Zuma said. Apart from cancelling the debt, South Africa has also offered Cuba credit line package guarantees to the value of R70-million rand and a further R40-million rand to support Cuba with seeds and fertilizers following the hurricane that devastated Cuban agriculture in 2008, About R100-million from the African Renaissance Fund will be made available for purchases from South Africa. It is envisaged that this package will help to reinvigorate trade and investment between the two countries. South African exports to Cuba had fallen from R82-million in 2008 to a mere R1-million this year. South Africa and Cuba have strong relations dating back to the struggle against apartheid. In another landmark agreement, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma signed an agreement on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, official and service passports. The agreement entitles Cuban and South African citizens holding such travel documents to enter and remain in the respective countries for up to 90 days without visas. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Weekly Wrap-up: Make-my-baby.com Scam, iPhone 5 “Completely Redesigned,” Learn to Program with Hackety Hack, and More…

first_imgThis week’s top story was Marshall Kirkpatrick’s analysis of Facebook’s third biggest advertiser, which, allegedly, was a Bing affiliate scam. After the story broke, Facebook denied any connection to it and Bing shut it down right away. It’s a story that got more convoluted as the various players responded to the allegations – which always makes for fun reading.In location news, visitors to 9-11 locations in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania can use an app to listen to oral histories from first-responders. The top real-time Web story was that Collecta is ending its API. And one of our biggest Internet of Things stories of last year is finally here: IPv4 addresses are about run out. In 10 days, to be exact. Read on for more.Top Stories of the Week Facebook’s 3rd Biggest Advertiser is (Allegedly) a Bing Affiliate Scam (With Updates)Report: iPhone 5 will be “Completely Redesigned”Facebook Now Shares Phone Number & Address With Third-Party AppsLearn to Program with Hackety HackFacebook Suspends Phone & Address Sharing FeatureMore coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebDownload Our Latest Free Report: Engaging Online Communities The countless individual interactions people make online have introduced a new level of complexity in marketing. These “gestures” come in the form of likes in Facebook, replies in Twitter or subscriptions to blogs. Other gestures may be a link to a site or a check-in on a location-based network. Engaging Online Communities takes a look at how the modern enterprise must set up the right systems so it can keep track of the gestures that people make and perform analytics on the data. You can download and view Engaging Online Communitieshere.Location Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google Hotpot Keeps Improving, Now Offers Filtered Searches by Friend9-11 Oral Histories Saved and Shared via Smart Phone 3 Young Companies That Knocked It Out of the Park in 2010100 Job Openings in the Windows Azure Group and What They Say About Steve Ballmer’s Latest MoveDo We Need a Yelp for the Enterprise?ReadWriteStartReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is a resource for startups and entrepreneurs. The Valley Lacks Flexibility, Not TalentWhat’s In a Name? Is a Hip Startup Name Important?Never Mind the Valley: Here’s NashvilleReadWriteCloudReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. What Percentage of iPhone Owners are on iOS4?Mobile App Market: $25 Billion by 2015Bloomberg Confirms Playstation PhoneEnjoy your weekend everyone!Subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-upYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting ReadWrite Sponsors Related Posts Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups The Growth of Linked DataWhat Would 10 Petabytes Look Like? [Infographic]5 Twitter Lists to Follow About Cloud ComputingReadWriteBizReadWriteBiz is a resource and guide for small to medium businesses. More Location coverageReal-Time WebCollecta Ends its API, Says “We’re Changing”More Real-Time Web coverageInternet of ThingsThis Week in Internet of Things: 11 More Days Until IPv4 Addresses Run OutKinect Official Software Dev Kit Coming From Microsoft, Report SaysMore Internet of Things coverageCheck Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook using the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes.ReadWriteEnterpriseReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to enterprise 2.0 and using social software inside organizations. Learn to Program with Hackety Hack3 Tutorials to Check Out This WeekJQuery Upgrade Causing Trouble for Twitter?ReadWriteMobileReadWriteMobile is dedicated to helping its community understand the strategic business and technical implications of developing mobile applications. Sitting All Day is Risky. Is a Standing Desk Right For You?5 Ways Small Businesses Can Use QR CodesAre Distributed Teams Less Effective?ReadWriteHackReadWriteHack is a resource and guide for developers. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Liverpool loses at last-place Swansea 1-0 in big EPL shock

first_imgMOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron’s numbers sliding while Cavaliers slip in standings Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHcenter_img NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next LATEST STORIES Liverpool nearly grabbed an equalizer in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time, when Roberto Firmino headed against the post and substitute Adam Lallana’s shot on the rebound was deflected over by the lunging Mawson.“Last weekend feels like it was half a year ago,” Klopp said. “It’s not what I’m interested in. I’m frustrated and angry.”Swansea stayed in last place but was tied on 20 points with West Bromwich Albion, three off safety.Fourth-place Liverpool was only two points ahead of Tottenham in the race to secure one of four qualification spots for next season’s Champions League.Liverpool hadn’t lost in the league since Oct. 22, a 4-1 defeat at Tottenham.ADVERTISEMENT Liverpool’s Sadio Mane reacts on the pitch, during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Liverpool, at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)SWANSEA, Wales — A week after inflicting Manchester City’s first loss in the English Premier League, Liverpool lost at last-place Swansea 1-0 on Monday and ended its 18-match unbeaten run in all competitions.Alfie Mawson’s 40th-minute strike secured one of the most surprising results of the season on a night Liverpool’s usually lethal attack toiled at Liberty Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “If you put a Formula One (car) in London at 4 o’clock in the traffic, the Formula One (car) will not run very fast like it should,” Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal said. “It was exactly what we should do to play Liverpool — put them to play the way they don’t like.”It was a far cry from Liverpool’s devastating display in its 4-3 win over runaway leader City eight days earlier when Juergen Klopp’s team didn’t seem to miss the departed Philippe Coutinho, who joined Barcelona for 160 million euros ($192 million) this month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLiverpool could have done with Coutinho’s creativity against a Swansea side that defended stoutly, stifling Mohamed Salah for the most part, and took its only real chance.From a Swansea corner from the right, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk could head the ball only back into the danger area where it hit the shins of Federico Fernandez. His central defensive partner, Mawson, shot on the turn from eight meters and it flew into the corner past goalkeeper Loris Karius. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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Jahlil Okafor helps Pelicans stun Rockets in 1st game since Anthony Davis’ trade demand

first_img“Everything was hard tonight because we weren’t stopping them, and when that happens obviously we paid the price,” D’Antoni said.The Pelicans snapped a three-game skid amid the Davis drama. Davis’ agent also said the star big man won’t sign an extension with the team, a move that earned Davis a $50,000 fine because the league office said he violated a collectively bargained rule prohibiting players or their representatives from making public trade demands. Davis chatted with teammates while watching the game from the end of the bench.“That’s going to play out the way it plays out,” Gentry said. “I don’t talk about it very much. I think it’s out in the public now, and I think everything that needed to be said has been said.”The Rockets led by as many as 15 early, but the Pelicans used a 13-5 run in the third quarter to get within 83-81 with about four minutes left in the quarter. Okafor had four points in that stretch and Holiday added a 3-pointer.TIP-INSPelicans: Julius Randle missed his third straight game with a sprained right ankle. … Darius Miller had 14 points. … Frazier added 15 points off the bench.Rockets: Holiday is the first guard in NBA history with at least 17 points, six rebounds, seven assists and six blocks in a game. … Chris Paul had 10 points and nine assists in his second game back after missing 17 with a hamstring injury. … Kenneth Faried had 19 points and 11 rebounds. … Eric Gordon scored 17 points and made four 3-pointers.THEY SAID ITHoliday on his career-high six blocks: “It’s my inner Anthony (Davis), man.”HARDEN’S SCORING PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Holiday had 19 points, eight assists, six rebounds and a career-high six blocks for New Orleans.“Obviously beating a team of this caliber and doing it on their home floor is rewarding,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. “I just think that the guys that we put out there they play extremely hard.”New Orleans used an 8-2 run to make it 114-102 with 3 1/2 minutes left. Holiday had six points for the Pelicans in that span, and Houston missed seven straight shots.The Rockets got going after that, using a 12-4 spurt — with 10 points from Harden — to get within 118-114 with 22.4 seconds left. Kenrich Williams missed two free throws after that, but Harden turned the ball over, and Houston opted to foul Tim Frazier.He made one of two free throws to extend the lead to five with 12.1 seconds remaining. Harden was fouled on a 3-pointer and made two of three to cut the lead to three with 6.3 seconds left, but Holiday made two free throws to secure the victory.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “It wasn’t no drama to us,” Okafor said. “A.D.’s here. He took us all to dinner last night. There’s not really any drama for us. I know there’s a lot of noise on the outside, but in the locker room we’re still all together. We still love A.D. He still loves us. … So we’re all great.”New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis watches from the bench during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)Harden extended his streak of 30-point games to 24, but he had a tough shooting night, making 11 of 32 overall and going 6 for 18 from 3-point range. He had 11 rebounds, six assists and four steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHouston coach Mike D’Antoni credited Holiday for making things tough on Harden.“Jrue Holiday is probably one of the best defenders in the league, if not the best,” he said. “Obviously he did a heck of a job on him.” Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Dennis Schroder scores 18 in 4th to rally Thunder past Magic Tuesday was Harden’s 11th straight game with at least 35 points, which is the fifth-longest streak in NBA history. He averaged 43.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 7.6 assists this month. In 14 games in January he scored 610 points, to become the first player to have 600 or more points in a month since Michael Jordan did it in March of 1987.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Denver on Wednesday night.Rockets: Start a four-game road trip at Denver on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor (8) dribbles as Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Houston. New Orleans won 121-116. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON— If the drama between Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans is frustrating his teammates, it didn’t show in their return to the court Tuesday night.Jahlil Okafor scored 27 points and the short-handed Pelicans overcame a big early deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 121-116 in their first game since Davis’ agent said the five-time All-Star wants to be traded. Davis sat out his fifth straight game with a sprained left index finger, but Okafor and Jrue Holiday rallied New Orleans despite 37 points from Houston’s James Harden.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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