A Tribe Called Quest Announces Red Rocks Date In August

first_imgA Tribe Called Quest will be hitting the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, Colorado. The performance will be part of the hip-hop group’s tour announced last November, which Q-Tip noted would be their final tour as an ensemble before ultimately packing it in “for the rest of our lives” following Phife Dawg’s death in March of last year. Tribe will perform Red Rocks on August 10th, which will be the first and potentially last time A Tribe Called Quest plays the epic venue. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM via AEG.last_img

Lyon roars as Aussies crush New Zealand to sweep series

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneySYDNEY (Reuters) – Spinner Nathan Lyon took 10 wickets for the match as Australia underlined their absolute dominance of New Zealand with a crushing 279-run victory in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday to sweep the series 3-0.The hosts were utterly ruthless with bat and ball throughout the series and dismissed New Zealand for 136 having declared on 217 for two after lunch to hand the Black Caps an unlikely victory target of 416.New Zealand had arrived with some confidence they could repeat the singular feat of the triumphant 1985–86 tourists from across the Tasman Sea but will return well beaten after injury and illness ravaged the squad.With captain Kane Williamson and batsman Henry Nicholls missing because of a flu bug, New Zealand had no answer to the fearsome pace of Australia’s quicks and the guile of Lyon’s spin. Lyon, aided by paceman Mitchell Starc’s 3-25, cleaned up the tail on a deteriorating pitch to finish with 5-50 to add to his 5-68 in the first innings.After New Zealand had slumped to 22-4, Colin de Grandhomme scored a gritty 52 and BJ Watling 19 off 108 balls and at one stage it looked like a fifth day might be needed for the first time in the series. But with Matt Henry unable to bat because of a broken thumb sustained earlier in the match Lyon ended the resistance under the SCG lights when he had Watling caught by Pat Cummins.“It’s a great summer for the Australian Test side and it’s very special to be part of it, to win tests at home and be very clinical in all wins, very impressive,” off-spinner Lyon said. “To take 10 on my home deck in front of friends and family is pretty special but every chance you get to put the Baggy Green on is for me a dream come true.”Ross Taylor scored 22 runs for the tourists to take his career tally to 7,174 and overhaul Stephen Fleming as New Zealand’s highest Test scorer. It was a rare glimmer of light for the visitors and five balls after passing that milestone Taylor had his off stump removed by a peach of a delivery from Cummins, the world’s top ranked test bowler.“We were outplayed in all departments,” said Williamson. “We were good with the ball in hand but with the bat we couldn’t be good for long enough … Frustrating and disappointing coming here after playing some good cricket for a long period of time.”PROLIFIC BATTINGEarlier, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne had produced more of the prolific batting that has helped carry Australia to five thumping victories in five tests against Pakistan and New Zealand in their home summer.Warner secured his 24th Test century with an exhibition of batting on his home ground for 111 not out as the hosts looked to quickly inflate the lead of 263 with which they started the day. The opener, born a few hundred metres from the SCG, hit 154 and 335 not out against Pakistan in the first two Tests of Australia’s home season but had failed to get past the half-century mark in five innings in the New Zealand series.The left-hander looked unlikely to repeat those failures on Monday after resuming on 23 with Australia 40 without loss and he reached the milestone with three runs through mid-wicket off 147 deliveries. Three balls later Labuschagne, who had joined Warner after Joe Burns was caught and bowled by Todd Astle for 40, passed the half-century mark for the seventh time in Australia’s five home tests this year.Australia captain Tim Paine declared after Labuschagne, who scored a maiden double century in the home side’s first-innings 454, was caught at long for 59.Warner finishes Australia’s five home Tests with 786 runs at an average of 131, while Labuschagne’s glorious summer ended with a tally of 896 runs at 112 and both man of the match and man of the series honours. “I’m very lucky no doubt to be captaining this group, it’s a special team,” said Paine.“Batting has become very consistent with Marnus leading this year and Steve (Smith) and David back … it’s pretty simple leading this side at times.”Labuschagne was handed a rare penalty by umpire Aleem Dar for running on the wicket but it never looked like the extra five runs being added to New Zealand’s first innings score of 251 would make a difference to the outcome.SCOREBOARDAUSTRALIA 1ST INNINGS 454New Zealand 1st innngs 256Australia 2nd innings o/n 40 for no wickwtDavid Warner Not Out 111Joe Burns lbw Todd Astle 40Marnus Labuschagne c Tom Latham b Matt Henry 59Extras 3b 3lb 0nb 0pen 1w 7Total ; 217-2 decl (52.0 overs)Fall of Wickets : 1-107 Burns, 2-217 LabuschagneDid Not Bat : Smith, Wade, Head, Paine, Cummins, Pattinson, Starc, LyonBowling: Matt Henry 12 – 2 – 54 – 1 (1w), Colin de Grandhomme 13- 1 – 43 – 0,Neil Wagner 9 – 1 – 37 – 0, William Somerville 10 – 0 – 36 – 0, Todd Astle 8 – 1 –41 1 5.12NEW ZEALAND 2nd inningsTom Latham lbw Mitchell Starc 1Tom Blundell c Nathan Lyon b Mitchell Starc 2Jeet Raval c Tim Paine b Nathan Lyon 12Ross Taylor b Pat Cummins 22Glenn Phillips c Tim Paine b Nathan Lyon 0BJ Watling c Pat Cummins b Nathan Lyon 19Colin de Grandhomme c Joe Burns b Nathan Lyon 52Todd Astle c James Pattinson b Nathan Lyon 17William Somerville b Mitchell Starc 7Extras 3b 1lb 0nb 0pen 0w 4Total (47.5 overs) 136 all outFall of Wickets : 1-3 Blundell, 2-4 Latham, 3-22 Raval, 4-22 Phillips, 5-38 Taylor, 6-107 de Grandhomme, 7-128 Astle, 8-136 Somerville, 9-136 WatlingDid Not Bat : Wagner, HenryBowling : Mitchell Starc 9 – 3- 25 – 3, Pat Cummins 11 – 3 – 29 – 1,James Pattinson 6 – 3 – 8 – 0, Nathan Lyon 16.5 – 4 – 50 – 5,Marnus Labuschagne 5 – 0 – 20 – 0.last_img read more

Will WOTUS move to the courts?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Following Barack Obama’s veto of the, Clean Water Rule, previously known as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, Senate Republicans were unsuccessful in an effort to override the president on the issue last month. The Senate fell eight votes short of the 60 required for cloture. In that vote, Senators Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin broke with fellow Democrats and supported the effort, reflecting the longstanding opposition from each to the rule and what it means for their constituents.The next step in addressing concerns with WOTUS will be the court system. There is already a nationwide stay on the Clean Water Rule issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit until the court can adequately review the scope and reach of the rule.“We are all for safe, clean water, but we already have the rules and regulations in place to do that. We are all for environmental regulations if they make sense, but WOTUS is about grabbing property rights. That is why we are fighting it,” said Collin Woodall, with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “This one does not make sense. We are using the courts to fight this and I believe have a good chance of getting the courts to strike this down.”As the presidential debate unfolds in the coming months, Woodall emphasizes consideration of the candidates’ view on the Clean Water Rule and other environmental issues.“When you look at this presidential election year you need to consider their environmental viewpoints. Those are going to continue to be some of the bigger things we are worried about. They have been a focus of the Obama Administration. Even when you start looking at the Republican candidates, some of them have some interesting views on things like global climate change,” Woodall said. “We are going to be watching that pretty closely and it is an issue that could help define the next administration.”last_img read more

Will The Semantic Web Have a Gender?

first_imgRelated Posts marshall kirkpatrick As machines learn to understand what the web means, what perspective will they understand it from? Who is teaching them? “Objective” descriptions of the world and the relationships in it can cause real problems, particularly for people with little power in those relationships. How will the emerging Semantic Web understand relationships and what will that mean for us as human users?Editor’s note: In this series, called Redux, we’re re-publishing some of our best posts of 2009. We hope you enjoy reading them again and we look forward to bringing you more Web products and trends analysis in 2010. Happy holidays from Team ReadWriteWeb!Austrian researcher Corinna Bath argues that there is a real risk that the semantic web of the future will be built with the perspectives and assumptions of male computer scientists baked-in unconsciously – at the expense of everyone else.Background Corinna Bath is currently research fellow at the “Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society” in Graz, Austria. She’s now working on engaging the several decades old study of gender and technology with the emerging world of the semantic web.What is the semantic web? We define it as a paradigm that makes the meaning of particular web pages understandable by machines – not just in full text searches or keyword categories, but in terms of which concepts are central to a given page and the relationships between them. The semantic web is hot. World Wide Web founding father and W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee says all the pieces are now in place for a semantic web to emerge.So is it a boy or a girl?When You Assume, You Make an…Corinna Bath did an interview last week for the Austrian Semantic Web Company where she articulates her concerns about gender and the semantic web. Unfortunately, the interview is extremely academic in language and tone – so we’ll try to explain her arguments here.Her first argument is that the architects of the semantic web need to be very careful about the assumptions they carry into the creation of categories of relationships. Bath draws a historical parallel with the first phone books, where listings were organized by the names of the husband in each household. That appeared to the authors to be the logical way to do it at the time. It wasn’t until after years of feminist political organizing led to general cultural change that the phone books changed. Why is this important? Because systems like the phone book help color our view of the world we live in and are the building blocks of basic inequalities.Too often, Bath argues, “binary assumptions about women and men are not reflected [upon] or the (gender) politics of [a particular] domain is ignored. Thus, the existing structural-symbolic gender order is inscribed into computational artifacts and will be reproduced by [their] use.”Right: The Semantic Web made me grow this beard. Semantic web t-shirt via SpreadShirt. For example, the Dublin Core ontology concerns Documents. It consists of a list of elements that can be used to describe a document, including “creator,” “contributor,” and “isReferencedBy.” Are there types of relationships that aren’t included on the list but are important to an accurate understanding of a document? There probably are, and different perspectives could help articulate what those relationships might be. For example, some feminist critics argue that the Western cannon of almost every type of literature is full of work that men didn’t give women appropriate credit for. Some argue that Albert Einstein’s wife deserves substantial credit for his theory of relativity – should that be included in semantic markup wherever the book is cataloged? How should that relationship be described? Calling her a contributor would be controversial and wouldn’t really capture the history – a new category may be needed.There are no shortage of ways to describe documents, events, people or concepts. The roster of people who will participate in the creation of a standard way to describe them will become increasingly important as machine learning becomes more important in our every day lives. Failing to take this seriously, Bath argues, could lead to the silencing of “minority views, quieter voices, and allows the dominant voice to speak for everyone, which seems highly problematic.”Is Categorization Itself The Right Solution?The semantic web today is based largely on what are called “triples” – sets of subject, predicate and object. For example Marshall Kirkpatrick [subject], loves [predicate] Punkin’ the Tabby Kitten [object]. (Hypothetical, I don’t have any kittens and please don’t send me any.)This way of describing things isn’t beyond question, however. As Bath argues:Even the modeling concepts themselves should be questioned as Cecile Crutzen suggest, since e.g. the class concept and the inheritance concept lack to represent social processes, because of limited formal expressiveness for conflict, change and fluidity. Such an ontology abstracts from human sociality, situated action and real meaning construction processes.In other words life aint so simple: people change, conflicts and context matter and things in this world don’t just get their meaning by one object bumping into another, one event leading to another, child inheriting traits from a parent, etc. Computer logic may necessitate simplification of some of life’s richness – but this is nothing to take lightly. We’re talking about helping computers understand meaning and that is not a simple or trivial matter.Is Knowledge Only The Absence of Doubt?Bath calls into question “computer science modeling that rests on the Cartesian epistemology,” or the belief that way we know that we really “know” something is by having no doubt about it.If our semantic markup reading robot finds markup asserting that a certain relationship exists and does not find any markup asserting that it does not exist – ought we conclude that we’ve determined the truth of the matter? Particularly if not all perspectives on the matter have been taken into consideration in even formulating how the situation is described, then an assertion that a particular object has a certain property or two subjects have a particular relationship may be woefully inaccurate in describing reality. There are a lot of things people disagree about and there’s a lot of knowledge that people deny for political convenience. The absence of doubt is not sufficient basis for determination of truth. Repeated attempts to disprove a theory make a much better basis for working knowledge. Or, as political blogger Karoli Kuns said to NPR’s Andy Carvin this morning when Carvin asserted otherwise, “I’d argue that tag dissent balances folksonomies, not undermines.”Let’s talk about “working knowledge” and stop whispering about “truth”, before the robot children hear us.Philosophy Aside, What Does This Mean?It means that as the language we use to communicate meaning to machines develops, we’d better watch out who is building it and what perspectives they take into consideration. Unconsidered assumptions could lead to a real disconnect between the meaning that machines know of the world and they way that millions of other people experience it.Bath isn’t suggesting that the semantic web should be rejected, quite the opposite in fact. “I am convinced,” she says, “that the perspectives I tried to sketch here can contribute to build better semantic systems or even prevent them from failure in function or on the marketplace.”She has her own explanation why this is important: “With the use of the Internet we are already witnessing a radical change in practices of how knowledge is represented, stored and spread. In the future most of our work and life will involve the manipulation and use of information. It will crucially depend on the epistemologies, concepts and leading metaphors of the Semantic Web, which direction the semantic “human-machine reconfigurations” (Lucy Suchman) will take.”That’s a nice way to say that we need to work hard to avoid creating fascist robots that exercise a homogenizing influence on diverse human experiences. There are people who are doing semantic web work in directions that take this into account, but it’s something worth considering for all of us.Disclosure: The author has consulting relationships with a number of pre-launched semantic web companies. Tags:#Analysis#Features#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Ysa Jimenez emerges as reliable 3rd option for UST vs UE

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Golden Tigresses such as Dimdim Pacres and Caitlyn Viray who have stepped up to provide offensive lift and UST has found another one willing to take the jump in Ysa Jimenez.UST easily handled University of the East in straight sets, 25-20, 25-20, 25-16, on Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum and it was a game that saw Jimenez show up as a capable third fiddle.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“Every game I’m always there to back the starters up and if ever the team needs me I just think to myself that I have to contribute, if coach (Kung Fu Reyes)  gives me a chance then I don’t want to break that trust,” said Jimenez in Filipino.Jimenez, who usually comes in as a substitute for Pacres in the opposite hitter role, had a career game with 10 points and was instrumental in sparking UST’s run in the third set. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Krauss Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas has a couple of offensive constants in Cherry Rondina and Eya Laure but that doesn’t meant that the star duo would always be the team’s focal point.There have been several players that have risen as the team’s third option in offense especially when Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini suffered a knee injury four games into the Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Quarters duel vs KaTropa not about Terrence vs TNT, says Romeo View comments The rookie tied the set at 11 with a block then followed it up with a well-placed attack for UST’s 13-11 lead and it was from there that the other Golden Tigresses started to wrap things up.Jimenez said it’s important for the other players in the team to support Rondina and Laure especially on the offensive aspect since the two stars shouldn’t always carry UST.“It’s important for us role players to always be there so that it’s not just Eya and Ate Sisi who’s carrying the load and that they should know that we’re always here,” said Jimenez. “If somebody has to step up we’re always here. It’s not just me because my other teammates should also contribute, especially my co-rookies.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos: Atletico point doesn’t mean a lot

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos: Atletico point doesn’t mean a lotby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was left frustrated with their 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid.Los Blancos went into this weekend as LaLiga Santander round as leaders and Ramos wanted them to prove their strength by beating Los Rojiblancos.”These games against Atletico are very physical,” he said to Movistar afterwards.”It’s one of the most difficult stadiums we have to visit throughout the season and it’s important to keep a clean sheet.”But in attack it’s hard to create chances because they don’t leave much space.”This point doesn’t mean a lot because we wanted three.”Madrid have improved at the back in recent weeks, and Ramos admitted it’s something they’ve been aware of.”It’s something we’ve been working on, being forceful,” he explained.”Everything adds up and I think we’re enjoying a good spell.” last_img read more

Video: Oklahoma State’s LeBryan Nash Slammed Home One Of The Best Dunks Of The Year vs. Texas

first_imgLeBryan Nash throws down nasty dunk vs. Texas.Add LeBryan Nash to the list of players who have slammed home a basket that should be considered for the mythical dunk of the year award. During Oklahoma State’s game against Texas in Austin, the Cowboys’ forward basically dunked over Longhorn guard DeMarcus Holland. Check it out: This angle makes it even more impressive:Oklahoma State and Texas are currently in the second half of their contest. The game is being televised on the Longhorn Network.last_img