QPR v Burnley: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgBurnley are Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first opponents as QPR boss.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 12 December 2015Referee: Stuart Attwell (Nuneaton, Warwickshire)Match in a nutshell: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink takes charge of his first QPR game against Sean Dyche’s Burnley.Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Clint Hill (knee), Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Armand Traore (calf)BURNLEYRuled out: Ashley Barnes (knee), Lukas Jutkiewicz (knee) Possible line-upsQPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Sandro, Faurlin, Fer; Phillips, Austin, Hoilett. Subs from: Smithies, Angella, Yun, Tozser, Henry, Doughty, Luongo, Chery, Petrasso, Emmanuel-Thomas, Polter, Grego-Cox.Burnley: Heaton; Darikwa, Keane, Duff, Mee; Boyd, Barton, Jones, Arfield; Vokes, Gray. Subs from: Gilks, Lowton, Anderson, Ward, Taylor, Ulvestad, Marney, Kightly, Hennings, Long. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: W W L D L (7 points)Home: W D W D W (11 points)Burnley total: L D D D W (6 points)Away: D D W D W (9 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 8; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Chery 4, Phillips 4; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1, Hoilett 1, Polter 1.Burnley: Gray 9; Taylor 4; Keane 3, Vokes 3; Arfield 1, Boyd 1, Darikwa 1, Hennings 1, Jones 1, Mee 1.Last five meetings10 January 2015: Burnley 2 QPR 16 December 2014: QPR 2 Burnley 01 February 2014: QPR 3 Burnley 326 October 2013: Burnley 2 QPR 015 January 2011: Burnley 0 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Burnley 2 wins, 2 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on FacebookFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Alfonzo McKinnie to return vs. Cleveland

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book.CLEVELAND – The development will not be as anticipated as Stephen Curry’s return earlier this week. But for a Warriors team both clawing for wins and healthy bodies, they received a dose of good news.Warriors reserve wing Alfonzo McKinnie will be available Wednesday when the Warriors (16-9) play the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-18) after missing the past nine games because of a …last_img read more

Office Apps Are Coming, Microsoft Says, Just Be Patient

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts markhachmancenter_img Microsoft’s Office Store still feels more like Goodwill than a Target – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to Microsoft. If you think there are too few apps in the Office App Store, a Microsoft executive begs to differ. And as Microsoft moves closer to Office 2013’s business launch on Feb. 27, the company expects more apps to be added both by the company itself as well as third-party developers.Following the consumer launch of Office 2013 in January, the App Store’s cupboard might have been considered somewhat bare. In total, there are about 200 apps within the Office Store, according to Richard Riley, a director at Microsoft, whose responsibilities include both SharePoint as well as the Office App Store.Riley won’t commit to a number of apps that would be added to the Office App Store, but he promises that there will be “much more than the 200” that are there now. “In terms of momentum and as we go through, I think in the next six months or so we’ll see that momentum pick up and carry forward,” Riley says. “I don’t feel bad where we are. I really don’t.”(See also Microsoft: Buy Office 365, Not Office 2012. Or You’ll Get Left Behind)Last July, Microsoft outlined the development model for Office 2013, the current version of Office  – a subscription version, known as Office 365, is also available. Both Office 2013 and Office 365 replaced the familiar Microsoft Basic for Applications with a Web-based language model that essentially takes an XML file and combines it with a Web app, using familiar Web languages like CSS, HTM, and JavaScript. Since the app runs outside of Office, if it breaks, only it crashes – not Office.While the reliance on Web languages might have made a bit difficult for traditional Office developers, the approach theoretically opened up Office to a vast number of Web developers who may have never developed for Office before.Microsoft’s Attempts To Jumpstart Office App Development“Historically, if you wanted to build something for Office, like if you wanted to build an an add-in for Word, you would have to have all of the Visual Studio add-ins for that have to understand C++, have to understand .NET wrapper code – there was a learning curve there,” Riley says. “Like most developers these days, if it was different; you had to go spend time and figure out how to use it. That barrier no longer exists. If you understand how to write for the cloud app model, if you understand how to write Javascript and HTML, you understand REST, you can pretty much get started immediately without having to go wade through a big reference book and how to get going.” Riley says Microsoft has been bringing existing Office developers, as well as developers new to the platform, into “jumpstart events,” where the company puts dives deep into the technology. Afterward, the developers go away, develop, and then return for an “acceleration day,” where those developers receive assistance to push those apps into the store.“We can now credibly talk to a ton of new developers that historically would have ignored us,” Riley says. “And actually go to them with a very credible technology story, but also a really significant market opportunity… when you look at all of the Office and SharePoint licenses in existence today, there is an opportunity for a developer to make a difference, to make a ton of money off of the back of the Office or Sharepoint store.”Riley said that he considers Microsoft to essentially be in the middle of the Office launch, where the consumer edition was released first and then businesses will be encouraged to sign on at the end of the month. “We haven’t finished launching from an app perspective,” he says.It might be reasonable to think that Microsoft would have launched the App Store with a number of launch partners, big-name software developers whose products would instantly have added cachet to Microsoft’s rollout. Riley doesn’t agree. No-Name Apps Are OK“I think it depends on how you look at it,” Riley explains. “You don’t need big names to add value to a product. Would no-name graphics capability that you could get for free from the App Store, to make your Excel spreadsheet sing, and get a pat on the back from your boss, be more useful than a big-brand-name thing that wouldn’t get you the same result? So we have the quality here, and in my experience, we don’t need a laundry list of famous icons.”Fair enough. Unfortunately, when asked to highlight some of the “no-name” apps that could make Office “sing,” Riley turns back toward the Bing apps that Microsoft had launched previously. The hope of Microsoft’s Office 2013 model is that it can combine live data sources from the Web into Office documents, such as combining sales data from a customer relationship management database with the Bing maps web service to create a more effective sales report. Riley promises that here will be a growing number of apps within Excel that help users visualize data. And there are hopeful signs: the Microsoft Oscar plugin for Excel, an Olympics medal tracker, an ESPN fantasy-football app. Riley also makes the point that corporations will write and publish their own internal apps that general Office users will never see.Still, Microsoft needs more. When asked, for example, if there is any app that could take advantage of the datasets hosted by the U.S. government on data.gov, Riley replies that isn’t aware of any. He then adds he would make a note to see what would be needed to make those sources available.Of course, there’s a larger question: For all of its reach, is Microsoft’s Office simply too small a platform for those developers used to the huge installed base of iOS, Android and all of the other Web platforms? For a small app developer like Gliffy, no. Others may not see it that way, though. Opening Office to the Web allows more developers to enter Office. Only time will tell if they see it as a lucratie marketplace, or as a closet. Tags:#apps#Excel#Microsoft#Microsoft Office Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

Pirates top Heavy Bombers for 3rd place

first_imgLATEST STORIES And even though the Pirates played for the third-best spot in the tournament, head coach Topex Robinson wanted his team to play as if it was their last game.“We’re not looking at this game as a third or fourth place game, I told them this is part of the season and I told them to not fall into the trap that this is just a game for the third place,” said Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Pirates pressed on early against the Heavy Bombers’ offense to come away with nine steals and that constant pressure led to eight turnover points for Lyceum.CJ Perez led the charge for the Pirates with 14 points, seven rebounds, and three steals while Harry Nzeusseu had 12 points and 14 boards. MOST READ Ervin Grospe had a game-high 17 points to lead JRU. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum of the Philippines University ended its campaign in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup on a high note after it upended Jose Rizal University, 82-75, for third place Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates were firmly in control of the match never conceding a lead since the opening tip and the Heavy Bombers were forced to play on their heels against Lyceum’s constant attack.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? Mapua beats Ateneo for Filoil juniors title; NU wins bronze World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more

Ireland squad

first_imgIreland will have a tough outing against the big teams but skipper William Porterfield can take heart from the fact that there are teams they can beat in this World Cup.Skipper William Porterfield is a compact left-hand batsman, who has five ODI hundreds to his credit. He can bowl a bit when required. Kevin O’Brien and Niall O’Brien and Boyd Rankin are the other names to watch out for in the Irish squad.Squad: William Porterfield (captain), Andre Botha, Alex Cusack, Niall O’Brien (wk), Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Nigel Jones, John Mooney, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Albert van der Merwe, Gary Wilson (wk), Andrew White, Ed Joyce.last_img read more

Virendra reviews N Bengal law and order

first_imgDarjeeling: West Bengal Director General of Police Virendra was in North Bengal to review the law and order situation of the region.On Thursday, the top cop held review meetings in Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar. On Friday, he held a meeting with the remaining districts in Siliguri. Later talking to mediapersons, DGP Virendra said: “It is a routine general review meeting. The law and order situation is all right. West Bengal has a 10 crore population and around 2 lakh cases. It is one of the most peaceful regions of the country.” Appealing for public cooperation in maintaining law and order, the DGP said: “Law always takes its own course. Do not take law in your own hands. If there is any law and order problem one should apprise the police of it.” Answering questions regarding the Hills, DGP Virendra said: “The Hills are peaceful. There is no law and order problem.”last_img read more