By Dan Gelston The Associated Press Mon., Sept. 3, 2018 NEW YORK—Kei Nishikori was so crushed about missing the U.S. Open last year, he couldn’t even watch the tournament. Nishikori’s season was over with torn tendons in his right wrist, and he knew how much he’d ache to play if he flipped on the TV. “I didn’t really want to see any matches,” he said. A year later, Nishikori might want to catch some U.S. Open highlights. Read more: Serena Williams reaches quarterfinals at U.S. Open Article Continued Below Rosie DiManno: Raonic breaks down in U.S. Open heavyweight battle Venus and Serena Williams help inspire diversity in tennis He’s starring in them. The Japanese standout still has some soreness in the wrist he hurt in August 2017, but it hasn’t slowed him down in his return to Flushing Meadows. Nishikori, the 2014 runner-up, beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 on Monday to reach the final eight … [Read more...] about Nishikori will face Cilic in U.S. Open quarterfinals
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MANILA, Philippines – Despite having played in just four PBA conferences, Justin Brownlee is already on his way towards being one of the greatest imports that the league has ever seen. This, according to Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone, who has seen Brownlee power the Gin Kings to three PBA titles in the last six conferences. Brownlee replaced Paul Harris as Ginebra's import in the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup, and went on to lead the Gin Kings to the championship that conference. He returned in 2017 to spearhead their title-retention drive, then steered them to the 2018 Commissioner's Cup crown last week. "You know, he epitomizes everything you want in an import, he really does," Cone said of Brownlee, who averaged 31.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.7 steals in their six-game conquest of San Miguel Beer in the finals. "I just can't think of a more complete import in terms of being able to do it offensively, being able to do it defensively, being able to … [Read more...] about News Is Ginebra’s Brownlee among the greatest imports ever in the PBA?
HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday (Aug 1), with Shanghai and Hong Kong sharply lower following reports the US was planning to more than double planned tariffs on China.The region started on a positive note, tracking a Wall Street lead on hopes China and the US would resume talks to resolve their deepening trade war. Healthy corporate earnings also provided support.Bloomberg News reported that Washington and Beijing were looking to discuss the tariffs row that has fuelled fears of an all-out trade war between the world's top two economies.That came after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last week that "some quiet conversations" had taken place, adding that the US was open to discussions "any time China is willing to seriously negotiate".However on Tuesday reports said the White House was considering raising to 25 per cent from 10 per cent its planned tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods.Tariffs on US$16 billion of Chinese imports are due in coming weeks, … [Read more...] about Asian stocks mixed as traders keep tabs on China-US trade row
You don’t need to be technical to land a job at one of the top tech companies. But for those who develop their technical skills, the rewards can be vast. In Glassdoor’s latest report, the company broke down the highest-paying tech jobs in the industry, based on average salary. It could give you a good sense of what to focus on, if you’re interested in pursuing a job in Silicon Valley and beyond. Here are the top 10: 10. Information security engineer: $131,300 source Thomson Reuters An information security engineer works to protect the company’s data and other assets from hackers and other malicious parties. That could be through strengthening encryption or generally working to close any security gaps in the company’s infrastructure. 9. DevOps engineer: $137,400 source Joe Raedle/Getty Images A DevOps (development and operations) engineer is a specialized role that involves delivering a lot of code, quickly. 8. Enterprise … [Read more...] about These are the 10 highest-paying jobs in tech, according to Glassdoor
source Mozilla It’s conventional wisdom that Google’s Chrome web browser is often the culprit when your computer slows down. Chrome is often known as a “memory hog,” as it seems to always consume a big chunk of your computer’s RAM. That can often lead to a pretty noticeable performance drop, even on high-end powerhouse PCs. A quick RAM recap: It’s your computer’s short-term memory, where it keeps tabs on apps that you’re using. In Chrome, more more open tabs and extensions means more RAM usage, which in turn means a hit to performance. As recently as November 2017, Mozilla has emerged as a beacon of hope for web users, with a claim that its latest version of the Firefox web browser uses 30% less RAM than Chrome, at least on Windows. In theory, that means Firefox users should be able to run 30% more open tabs and extensions than Chrome before their computers slow down. However, from my experience on both a Mac and … [Read more...] about Google Chrome’s number-one competitor claims it fixes one of the biggest problems with Chrome — here’s how to see if works for you