Jeff Chan ‘shocked’ by trade to Phoenix, hopes to help new team make playoffs

first_imgLATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “I’m excited and I hope that I can help Phoenix make it to the playoffs,” he said.The Fuel Masters are currently on a three-game slide as they sit on a 2-3 card in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Chan, who won two titles with the Elasto Painters, is keeping his hopes up that his entry will turn things for the better for Phoenix.“We already talked and I told them that I can do whatever they want from me. Again, I just want to help the team make it to the playoffs,” the 2012 Governors’ Cup Finals MVP said.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJeff Chan admitted he was caught off guard by the trade that sent him to Phoenix after playing eight seasons with Rain or Shine.But rather than be down, the veteran shooter is taking everything in stride as he moves forward to the next chapter of his career.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Rain or Shine set to trade Jeff Chan to Phoenix“I was shocked. But that’s how the life of a basketball player is,” Chan told INQUIRER.net in a text message on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Elasto Painters traded Chan in exchange for forward Mark Borboran and a future second round pick.The 33-year-old Chan is just grateful for his time with Rain or Shine and hopes to make the same impact as he joins an upstart Phoenix crew. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Walker fights off cramps, leads Elite to victorylast_img read more

Man United collapse allows City to go 13 points clear in EPL

first_imgA week ago, City players were filmed in their dressing room celebrating their latest victory by singing “park the bus,” mocking the term for Mourinho’s propensity to grind out results by stifling opponents with an unambitious setup.Which was just what United required in the closing moments at Leicester on Saturday, holding a 2-1 lead secured by Juan Mata’s double. Instead United imploded. Another lapse in concentration allowed Harry Maguire to stun United and grab a 2-2 draw for LeicesterFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was especially costly as City surged to a 17th successive victory with Sergio Aguero scoring twice in a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth.Chelsea’s title defense faltered again in a 0-0 draw at resurgent Everton. The third-place champion fell 16 points adrift of City. Tottenham has challenged for the trophy in the last two seasons but it was far from a contender this time. In the north London club’s first away win since September, Harry Kane’s hat trick secured a 3-0 win at Burnley and a rise into fifth place.At the other end of the standings, Stoke manager Mark Hughes claimed only a second victory in nine games. A 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion took Stoke three points clear of the relegation zone to ease the pressure on Hughes.West Brom is only a point above last-place Swansea, which drew with Crystal Palace 1-1 in the first game since Paul Clement was fired by the south Wales club.Newcastle climbed out of the relegation zone by beating fellow struggler West Ham 3-2 for a first win in 10 games. In other results around mid-table, Brighton defeated Watford 1-0, while Southampton and Huddersfield drew 1-1.FREE-SCORING CITYADVERTISEMENT View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Leicester City’s Christian Fuchs, left, and Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the King Power Stadium. APLEICESTER, England — Perhaps Jose Mourinho should have listened to the advice from Manchester United’s crosstown rivals.That’s the unbeaten Manchester City team now 13 points clear at the top of the English Premier League.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kane took his 2017 goal tally to 36 Premier League goals, matching Alan Shearer’s calendar-year record set 1995. And Tottenham still has another game to go against Southampton on Tuesday.Kane’s first came from the penalty spot after only seven minutes, with Dele Alli earning himself pantomime villain status for tumbling under a clumsy challenge from Kevin Long. Two further strikes came in the second half as Tottenham quickly recovered from a 4-1 loss to Man City a week earlier.“His contribution not only with goals, with attitude, professional, ethic, how he works, I think it’s fantastic,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone With a threat in front of goal not seen in England’s top-fight in 35 years, Man City has surpassed a century of goals in 2017.And Pep Guardiola’s 101-goal team still has another two games to overhaul Liverpool’s top-flight record of 106 goals in 1982.As well as two headers from Augero, Raheem Sterling and Danilo also netted for the leaders who are running away with a third title since 2012.This season, City has collected 55 points from a possible 57 and scored 60 while conceding only 12 times.MAN UNITED COLLAPSESJuan Mata spearheaded United’s recovery with a double that canceled out Jamie Vardy’s opener at the culmination of a lightning counterattack. But Mourinho’s side spurned chances to extend its lead and couldn’t even exploit Leicester going a man down in the 73rd minute when substitute Daniel Amartey was booked for the second time in four minutes.Then in the fourth minute of stoppage time, Maguire got ahead of United defender Chris Smalling at the far post to latch onto Marc Albrighton’s cross and stab the ball into the net.Mourinho was fuming.“I cannot stop the game and give a team talk,” the United manager said. “For the last two minutes the players had to immediately adapt, to read the game, which they didn’t so we had childish decisions in front of goal and bad decisions as it was not just about the goals we missed, or dribbling or hitting the post. It was not just about missing chances with an open goal, it was also about decisions. Easy decisions.”KANE CHASES RECORD OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Not quite there yet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Man killed in Church St robbery

first_img– unarmed security officer was unable to assistAn unidentified man was on Saturday evening killed during the commissioning of an alleged robbery on Church Street, Georgetown.The body of the unidentified man lying on the road on Saturday eveningBased on information received, about 21:30h, the now dead man was being chased by the 24-year-old suspect and went to the security officer at the Office of the Opposition Leader for assistance.The security officer who is being provided by the State as protection for Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo does not carry a gun, baton, mobile phone or a radio set; hence, she was unable to call for assistance.Upon seeing the scuffle between the now dead man and the suspect, the female guard reportedly ran and hid out of fear that the suspect might have a gun.Guyana Times understands that the victim was severely beaten and eventually strangled to death with a belt belonging to the suspect.After committing the act, the suspect attempted to escape, but he was apprehended by public-spirited citizens and handed over to the Police when they arrived at the scene sometime later in the evening.While the victim’s identity is unknown, he was of African descent and was clad in a pair of short camouflage pants, blue jersey and a pair of fawn coloured “Clarks” footwear. It is not clear what items were taken away from the victim.The suspect is expected to be charged with the capital offence of murder this week.The Guyana Police Force is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the victim, whose body is at the Lyken Funeral Home. This is only one instance of the rise in crime although the Government remains reluctant to acknowledge the fact.Several robberies have been committed over the past few days as well as a few murders. In Georgetown, an elderly woman was found murdered in her Bourda home.On the Corentyne, two men were killed while two others are missing following a piracy attack on a fishing vessel.last_img read more

Harold, Vasconcellas take top honours in race-walking event

first_imgNational race walker Debidyal Harold outclassed a large and competitive field on Sunday last when the Cavaliers Sports and Tour Club and the Guyana Hemp Industries joined forces to stage their Pre-Emancipation Day 10K race walk around the outer circuit of the East Ruimveldt Community Centre.In the senior division of the race, Harold showcased his prowess to convincingly take the first in the competition. Minutes later, Anton Vasconcellas strolled in second while Anthony Vasconcellas, Jerry Bernett and Joshua Abel occupied the third to fifth positions respectively.Aaron Vasconcellas won the junior category ahead of Crystal O’Brien, Ezekiel Coates, and Darrel O’Brien in that order.The enticing prizes for the event were donated by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Bedessee Import Inc USA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Guyana Hemp Industries Chairman Verman Bedessee.Cavaliers Sports and Tour Club Coordinator Jennifer Major said that the Club was making every effort to keep the sport sector booming despite the lack of sponsorship. Additionally, she took the time to point out that the Club was currently looking ahead to support the growth of the sport in Guyana.During the presentation ceremony, a message from CEO Bedessee disclosed that he was indeed happy to contribute to the event once again. The CEO also indicated that he was fixed on supporting race-walking events in the future, since the sport could play a key role in the healthy development of Guyanese.last_img read more

Nyanza to have new Chapa Dimba regional champions

first_imgCurrent Western Region girls’ champions Bishop Njenga from Lugari have made it through to the regional final. They will be joined by Brenda Girls from Bungoma, Kakamega’s Ibinzo Girls and Kigandole from Busia.Regional boys’ champions Mukumu are among the teams that failed to make the cut. Vihiga’s Ebbu Stars, Bukembe Friends from Bungoma, Lugari Blue Saints and The Saints from Butere-Mumias are the teams that will get a chance to fight for a slot in the national finalThe Western regional final will take place on 12th and 13th January 2019 at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega. Nyanza will host their regional final at Moi Stadium, in Kisumu a month later on 9th and 10th February.“We have had competitive qualifier games across Western and Nyanza regions and the level of competition has gone up this year. The turnout has been great with over 220 teams playing in Nyanza and over 100 games in Western. We expect the competition to get tougher as we move to other regions with Rift already playing their preliminaries,” said Morris Onyango, Tournament Regional Coordinator, NyanzaAttention will now shift to Rift Valley, Eastern, Coast, Central, North Eastern and Nairobi regions as they prepare to host their grassroots games. The competition aims at scouting for talented youth, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propelling gifted players to the national team. 1,600 teams from all over the country registered for this year’s tournament.After the regional finals, the qualifying teams will move on to the grand finale set for June 2019 in Meru where the winning teams will each walk away with KES 1 million shillings in prize money.This year an all-star team will be also selected to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides.From the inaugural season, over fifteen young players joined the Kenya Premier League and the National Super League.Regional FinalistsNyanza RegionGirls: NCEOD (Homabay), Kisii SA Ladies (Kisii), Manyatta (Kisumu), Migori Education Centre (Migori)Boys: Nyamaharaga (Kuria), Manyatta (Kisumu), Victoria Strikers (Kisii), Springs Nyamira (Nyamira)Western RegionGirls: Bishop Njenga (Lugari), Brenda Girls (Bungoma), Ibinzo Girls (Kakamega), Kigandole (Busia)Boys: Ebbu Stars (Vihiga), Bukembe Friends (Bungoma), Lugari Blue Saints (Lugari), The Saints (Butere-Mumias)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kapenguria Heroes’ Kennedy Wesonga (in Blue) showcases excellent control skills against his opponents during the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom match.NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 15 – Nyanza will have new Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom champions for both boys and girls categories after reigning title holders Ombek Red Devils and Plateau Queens failed to make it to the next round of the season 2 that is currently underway.NCEOD from Homabay, Kisii SA Ladies, Migori Education Centre and Kisumu’s Manyatta girls will be the teams that will fight for a place in the national final while in the boys’ category, Nyamaharaga from Kuria, Manyatta Boys, Springs Nyamira and Victoria Strikers from Kisii will be the teams battling for a chance to represent Nyanza in the finals.last_img read more

Viacom details its split

first_img “This is very important in setting in motion the split, which we think will be a catalyst for the stock,” Greenfield said of the company’s SEC filing Wednesday. “This document is critical in really giving investors the financial tools for understanding what the new Viacom and CBS will look like. It’s definitely a positive event for Viacom,” he said. Other industry watchers, however, doubted whether Viacom shares will see much action. “There are more strategic business units going into the CBS side, but financially, if you look at the division it’s pretty much an even breakup,” said David Miller, an analyst at Sanders Morris Harris. “If there were any surprises, the market would react. There were no surprises here.” The new Viacom will include the company’s cable and entertainment brands, including MTV Networks, BET and Paramount Pictures, while the new CBS Corp. will include CBS television, UPN, Paramount television and book publisher Simon & Schuster. Les Moonves, the current head of CBS and co-president of Viacom, will head CBS, and Tom Freston, the longtime chief of MTV and Viacom’s other co-president, will lead the new Viacom. Viacom has said it hopes that the MTV-based unit will attract investors seeking fast-growing businesses, while those seeking dividends and more aggressive share buybacks will buy shares in the new CBS Corp., whose businesses are slower-growing but still generate a lot of cash. Viacom’s move comes as another big media company, Time Warner Inc., is under pressure to take similar action amid poor stock performance. Legendary activist investor Carl Icahn has been lobbying Time Warner to spin off its large cable TV unit and buy back more of its own shares. Viacom’s decision to split up the company, in addition to addressing lackluster stock performance, also resolves the issue of who will succeed Viacom Chief Executive Sumner Redstone, who turned 82 this year. Freston and Moonves had been seen as competing for the top spot. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Shareholders of Viacom Inc. will get half a share of the new Viacom and half a share of CBS Corp. for each share they currently hold when the media conglomerate splits itself into two companies, the company said Wednesday. Viacom detailed terms of its plan to split itself into two public companies in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission but didn’t give a specific date for when it expects to finish the breakup. Shares of the company gained little, rising 81 cents to close at $31.99 Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. Viacom first disclosed it was considering breaking up the company in March amid frustration with its languishing stock price. The stock traded as high as $75.88 in July 2000 but has generally struggled since. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Analysts said Viacom’s filing contained few surprises. “It’s interesting that Viacom is sort of satisfying all the demands of shareholders with this move, but so far it hasn’t done the stock any good,” said Rob Sanderson, an analyst at American Technology Research. “It’s been pretty flat and down. I don’t think it has anything to do with its conglomerate structure, but concerns investors have about the media business.” New York-based Viacom plans to group its cable and entertainment businesses under the Viacom name and put its traditional broadcasting units under the CBS name. After the split, Viacom shares will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “VIA” and “VIA.B,” and CBS shares will trade under “CBS.A” and “CBS.” Richard Greenfield, an analyst at Fulcrum Global Partners LLC, said Viacom’s shares should get a boost once investors have time to digest details of the company’s breakup plan. last_img read more

Fittingly, series heads to Game 5

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – One game, loser goes home. Win or start the lamenting, start looking back on games like Sunday and wondering, second-guessing. The Angels lost a game they easily could have won, lost a 2-0 lead they earned in the sixth inning, fell to the Yankees 3-2 and now come home for one final game of their division series. Both teams will travel all night, try to catch some sleep on the plane and then come back to Anaheim this evening for a final Game 5. It comes back to Bartolo Colon, their sore-backed Cy Young hopeful, in something of the Randy Johnson role: This is why he’s here. Colon is the Angels’ ace, their stopper, but never before has he needed to answer such a dramatic call. Johnson is the intimidator the Yankees brought in this season largely for big postseason moments. His failure Friday left him the subject of a weekend’s worth of New York ridicule. Now it’s up to Colon to reverse the results of his Game 1 outing, when he fell to Mike Mussina and the Yankees. Colon is not here to be the loser in two division series games, troubled back or not. “It’s Game 5,” outfielder Steve Finley said. “I don’t think anything is going to bother him.” Mussina never left Orange County and has been resting there, waiting for a possible Game 5 all weekend; Colon returned Saturday. One game with two veteran, accomplished starters. One game to decide who advances to meet the White Sox the next day in Chicago. All the other division series are over. The Angels tried to also end theirs Sunday, went with the best plan, gave themselves the best chance to advance. When scheduled starter Jarrod Washburn came down with a fever and throat infection, instead of keeping Colon in New York or going with rookie Ervin Santana, Scioscia went with probably his hottest pitcher – John Lackey – on three-days’ rest. The Angels scratched out a pair of runs against Shawn Chacon, making his first career postseason start, but a tricky seventh inning and some tough Scioscia decisions did them in. The Yankees, down to their last nine outs of the season, rallied to force a dramatic final game. “They won,” outfielder Darin Erstad said. “Now we go home and play for it all.” Chacon and Lackey both threw hitless baseball for four innings. Chacon finally allowed a hit in the fifth; Lackey in the sixth. After the Angels got run-scoring hits in the sixth on Chone Figgins’ double and Orlando Cabrera’s single, the Yankees got one back in the bottom of the inning on a walk and Gary Sheffield’s single. Sheffield’s hit was only the fourth allowed by Lackey all night, but with two outs, Scioscia elected to remove him for Scot Shields. “I was a little surprised,” catcher Bengie Molina said. “He was throwing good, but (Scioscia) has been making good decisions all year.” Lackey had thrown 78 pitches, and although he still appeared strong, Scioscia decided he’d pushed it far enough on three days’ rest. Lackey said he made a small effort to remain in the game. “A little bit, but he had already called the bullpen,” Lackey said. “It was a little too late.” In the seventh, little things and decisions conspired against Scioscia and the Angels. Robinson Cano beat out an infield hit to short. One out later, Jorge Posada worked a full count and walked. Pinch-hitter Ruben Sierra singled to tie it, and Posada took third. In a tie game, Scioscia elected not to play the infield in but at normal depth. It proved a fateful decision. With Sierra running on the pitch, Derek Jeter hit a fairly slow roller to Figgins at third. Posada broke for home. Figgins fielded the ball and threw on the run, on a hop to Molina, whose tag home-plate umpire Alfonso Marquez ruled was just late on Posada. “You react the best way you can,” Figgins said. “I thought I made a good play. I got off the best throw I could. It was hit slow and I was playing back.” The Yankees went to the ultimate postseason closer, Mariano Rivera, and the final six Angels were retired in order. The Angels, who almost fell into the home-field advantage in this series, now are counting on it heavily. “We just have to play our game and not make mistakes,” Finley said. “We’re going to play hard. We’re going to play our game the way we know how. “I hope the crowd is loud.” If it is, it will be the first time this postseason. “It’s down to one game now,” Shields said. “We just have to come out and play better baseball.” The Angels need their best game now, need a game to stir memories, to build on. “We’re trying to do something new here and have all new, great memories,” Erstad said. These two teams have battled each other hard in every game. Played a series that almost demanded a dramatic final game. “The way things are going, who knows what’s going to happen?” Figgins said. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com. last_img read more

Huston Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week

first_imgSAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University senior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.Huston, a member of the women’s track and field team, won the honor for the second time this season after winning the 3,000 meters at last weekend’s Big Four Duals. She led the entire race from start-to-finish against competitors from Iowa, Iowa State and UNI and her time of 9:37.89 bested the field by nearly eight seconds. That time was also the third-fastest 3,000-meters in school history.Academically, Huston maintains a 3.96 grade point average as a biology and environmental science major. In addition to being a two-time Scholar-Athlete of the Week this season, she is a two-time MVC Elite 18 Award winner after claiming the award during the 2015 cross country season and the 2015 outdoor track season. Huston’s honor continues Drake’s extensive collection of MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards. A Drake student-athlete has won the award 16 times in the 23 weeks the honor has been awarded in 2015-16 including three weeks in which the Bulldogs swept the men’s and women’s honors.To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.2015-16 Drake Scholar-Athlete of the Week WinnersEmma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – Jan. 26Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Jan. 12Maddy Dean – Women’s Basketball – Jan. 12Graham Woodward – Men’s Basketball – Jan. 5Kale Abrahamson – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 29Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 22Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 15Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 8Rai Ahmed-Green – Women’s Track & Field – Dec. 8Kale Abrahamson – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 1James Grunert – Men’s Soccer – Nov. 24Paul Ciszewski – Men’s Soccer – Nov. 16Steven Enna – Men’s Soccer – Oct. 19Emma Huston – Women’s Cross Country – Oct. 19Reed Fischer – Men’s Cross Country – Oct. 6Ben LeMay – Men’s Soccer – Sept. 22Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Open Source: Commercialization of Open Source

first_imgCompanies like MySQL, RedHat, and SugarCRM have shown that successful business models can be built around Open Source.  Their success has convinced other companies like Sun, IBM, and even Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft to participate in the Open Source model. While corporate participation is not always in the spirit of the original intent of Open Source, often a strong corporate supporter of an Open Source project can drive acceptance and success for the project.  Adobe and others have recently found that while Open Sourcing software components and specifications usually means less control over the product direction and proprietary advantage lost to competitors, that loss may actually be small relative to revenues gained when a product gains overwhelming mind-share over its rivals.MySQL is a good example of the success possible of growing an Open Source product commercially.  The corporate infrastructure and support from MySQL AB built up around their Open Source database has been an important factor in their success.  Now IBM is providing further commercial credibility to the MySQL database.The IBM System i mid-range servers will be bundled with MySQL databases that use IBM’s DB2 as a certified storage engine.  MySQL has a module architecture that makes it possible to swap out and interchange storage engines used by the database.Many applications are being written to provide support for MySQL.  This announcement means that those applications will be able to run as-is but customers will continue to be able to store their information within DB2.   The approach also allows existing DB2 data to be exposed via the MySQL interface.In the commercial database market, DB2 competes with Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.  This deal with MySQL may broaden the use of DB2.  And from the MySQL perspective, being pre-installed on the popular line of IBM machines provides greater recognition and acceptance from enterprises.The original authors of the GPL may not have envisioned some of the twists and turns that Open Source has gone over the last decade.  Commercial Open Source sounds like an oxymoron, but the marriage of Open Source with a solid commercial supporter is becoming a combination that’s very hard to beat.last_img read more

A Passivhaus-Certified Skylight Hits the U.S.

first_imgA Brooklyn-based retailer of high-performance building components says it will begin stocking a skylight certified by Germany’s Passivhaus Institut, a move that eventually will shorten the lead time for delivery to U.S. builders to a week or less.The company, 475 High Performance Building Supply, said its first order of the Lamilux FE Energysave skylights is on the way from its German manufacturer. Once they’re in the company’s warehouse, the lead time will drop from 10 to 12 weeks to one week or less, said 475’s John Druelinger.Lamilux makes several versions of its skylights. The Energysave is one of several models that 475 will stock but the only one that has won Passivhaus certification. The others are deemed “suitable” but are not certified, Druelinger said.The Energysave has argon-filled triple glazing and an aluminum frame insulated with expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation. Check your bank balance before ordering one of these skylights, which are available in sizes from 24-in. square to 71-in. square at prices starting at $2,250.As far as 475 knows, there are no other U.S. retailers that stock Passivhaus-certified skylights.The skylight has an installed U-value of 0.148 (the glass U-value is 0.105) and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient options of 0.49 and 0.32, the retailer says.last_img read more