The big thing that must happen if the Warriors are to come back from a 3-1 deficit

first_imgTORONTO — The Splash Brothers can’t do it alone.Not down 3-1. Not against this Raptors team.So as the Warriors head into Game 5 looking to win the first of three consecutive games necessary to claim the title, the big question amongst many is “who will be the third member of a Big Three?”Because if the Warriors don’t get that third scorer to show himself in Game 5, there won’t be a third-straight title. Through the first four games of these NBA Finals, Toronto’s defense has …last_img

Ohio Farm Bureau takes part in Equine Affaire

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment Ohio Farm Bureau will be participating in the Your Farm Forum in the Bricker Annex during the Equine Affaire April 11-14 at the Ohio Expo Center.At 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, OFBF staff will present on Current Agricultural Use Value at a seminar titled “CAUV: How to qualify for and save on property taxes through Ohio’s ag use program.” At 3 p.m. staff will cover Ohio’s ag district program and how this “right to farm” law assists with farm liability concerns.For a full list of all the activities at the event, click here.Equine Affaire, Inc. was founded in 1993 with the goal of creating a first-class, education-oriented horsemen’s exposition. The mission of Equine Affaire is to host events that improve the horse management, training, and riding skills of current horsemen; promote communication and cooperation within a widely diverse national horse industry; provide an introduction to the world of horses; and showcase the finest horses and riders representing a variety of horse breeds and equestrian disciplines in a non-competitive environment.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Did Google Blow It with the Google News Redesign?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Update: The previous version can still be accessed at news.google.ca (Thanks Bob!). Earlier in this week we covered the new version of Google News. It’s normal to see a backlash against a redesign (see the reaction to Facebook redesigns for instance), but reaction to Google News’ new layout has been resoundingly harsh. So far, Google isn’t offering an option to revert back to the old version, unlike it did with its last major Gmail update. It seems Google’s attempt to balance personalization and serendipity left fans of both unhappy.The biggest complaint lies in the new layout itself, which users say is harder to scan. Previously, Google News had a three column top section with a two-column grid of stories below. Users could customize the arrangement of sections and a few sections were viewable at once, depending on the size of the monitor. The new layout has a wide center column with a “river of news” presentation of the primary Google News sections and unchangeable side columns containing newer features like trending topics, FastFlip, local news and Spotlight. Depending on the monitor used, only one section may be viewable at a time in the center column. New Google News layoutAmong users who value customization, the ability to rank news certain sources up or down (except, apparently, Associated Press) or arrange topics vertically in the center column does not make up for the rigidity of the other sections. One large annoyance that some users reported, including our researcher Deane Rimerman, is the disappearance of custom sections created in the old version of the site, leaving users to re-create each section. We were also unable to find an option to have news alerts sent by e-mail, though we could still create RSS feeds of searches. Users can still setup and mange news alerts through Google Alerts.Previous version of Google NewsOne Google News user, who commented on our original post, told us via e-mail: “I had Google’s news in one column, prioritized the way I liked it, and sections in the other, prioritized the same way. If I was looking for something professionally related, I could scan the one column; if I was taking a break and wanted to see the rest of the news, I could scan the other.” With all news in one column, this isn’t an option anymore.Those who value serendipity say they benefited more from the old layout with several blocks of stories on different subjects on the screen at once than from the new layout. Spotlight should be the serendipity engine of the site, but the long, image-less list of headlines is below the fold on most monitors. It’s more like a cluttered stack of newspaper clippings stashed off to the side of your desk than a showcase of stories you might otherwise miss.The reaction to the new layout may signal a preference for dashboards over river of news views. Last year RWW’s Marshall Kirkpatrick eulogized enterprise RSS. A couple people mentioned, with prescience, dashboards as the possible vector for future RSS adoption. In November of last year, Netvibes landed a deal to bring its dashboards into Sage‘s ERP software. It’s reasonable to expect consumers to have similar preferences – after all, Netvibes started as a consumer oriented service.So did Google blow it? Amber Case, a UX designer for Vertigo, says “Interfaces should not suddenly change. That’s the equivalent of suddenly remodeling a favorite neighbor bar without telling anyone, except that the architecture was so different that the bathrooms are in a different place.”Case thinks users will get used to the new layout, but for now it’s an agitation. “Now people have to navigate around glaciers of functionality that can’t be moved. It’s better to have an empty ocean that people can create their own islands of usefulness, and their own bridges between them,” she says.Many users say they’re looking elsewhere for a news portal. Good Noows is cited often as an alternative to Google News, and Ask News has a layout very similar to the previous version of Google News.Google News Fail macro generated with roflbot, new Google News screenshot via Google News, old Google News screenshot via Spy Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img klint finley Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#Google#Real-Time Web#web last_img read more

Youth Congress calls for dialogue to introspect defeat

first_imgAfter it’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, Congress organisations in the State are set to introspect on what went wrong. The State unit Youth Congress has called for an open dialogue on June 3 to introspect the results. Former and curent office-bearers of the party’s student wing National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Youth Congress are among those who have been invited to voice their opinion to find out where did the party go wrong and to discuss the future strategy.“Though Lok Sabha elections results are shocking for the Congress, we humbly accept the mandate given by the nation. The Congress is going through a difficult phase and youth need to stay united in same old fighting spirit in such adverse political circumstances,” said Satyajeet Tambe-Patil, president, Maharashtra Youth Congress.Mr. Tambe-Patil said it is time for the young workers of the Congress to come together and put a formidable fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. “It is our duty to ensure that Congress comes back to power in the State and for which we have to decide the future strategy,” he said, adding that the meeting will discuss how to go forward for Assembly polls and which programs should be highlighted in front of the people.“Assembly polls are different than the Lok Sabha polls. We have invited all the workers to ensure the focus is back on party organisation and to let everyone talk as openly as possible. It will bring out some negative points which can be tackled in the course of time as well,” he said.last_img read more

Boxers in limbo say AIBA as IOC mull Tokyo 2020 exclusion

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES “Boxers from around the world who have been training for years towards their Olympic dreams continue to be left in the dark about where, when and how they can qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games,” an AIBA statement said on Thursday.“AIBA has provided not one, but four comprehensive reports over the course of the last year to the IOC for review.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“(So) it is very surprising that the IOC are unable to provide a conclusive decision regarding boxing’s Olympic future at this time,” the statement said.Boxing’s inclusion in Tokyo depends on the outcome of an investigation into AIBA by the IOC, which has presented the body with a list of 41 questions via audit firm Deloitte. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Javee Mocon last-second tip lifts Rookies-Sophomores past Juniors View comments FILE – (R-L) Cuba’s Joahnys Argilagos, USA’s Nico Miguel Hernandez, Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov and Colombia’s Yurberjen Herney Martinez pose with their medals after winning in the boxing matches in the Rio Olympics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZThe under-pressure International Boxing Federation (AIBA) criticized on Thursday the IOC’s decision to wait until late May before delivering their verdict on the sport’s Olympic fate as it fights for its place on the 2020 Tokyo roster after a storm of corruption allegations.AIBA said the International Olympic Committee’s refusal to comment on a wide-ranging audit for nearly another two months left their members “in limbo”.ADVERTISEMENT Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Krausscenter_img “The matter is being studied and we will make no comment for the moment,” IOC spokesperson Christian Klaue said on Thursday.“We will file a full report at the IOC Lausanne executive committee meeting on May 22,” he added.Gafur Rakhimov stepped down as head of AIBA last week, which the IOC deemed as merely the first step in a long march towards the required standards.AIBA made a plea to the IOC on Wednesday, saying “significant progress” had been made on their accounting and claiming that the body would collapse without IOC support.The IOC has suspended AIBA’s Olympic qualification and may take control of that process itself.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Ducking and weaving for its survival, the AIBA says it should be given the chance to turn things around.“Considering where we were one year ago, AIBA has made significant progress towards reducing its debt and has gone from a negative cash flow,” AIBA executive director Tom Virgets said in a report.Virgets said of the report that the AIBA “is dependent on the Olympic dollars” for its survival.Relations between the IOC and AIBA were hit hard at the 2016 Rio Olympics when 36 officials and referees were suspended amid allegations of bout fixing.An internal investigation by AIBA has raised serious questions about the judging at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with particular suspicion falling on a French official.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more