Osaka retires with injury, Bertens reaches WTA semifinals

first_imgNaomi Osaka of Japan, left, receive medical times while competing against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during their women’s singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)SINGAPORE — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka finished her debut appearance at the WTA Finals on Friday with an injury and an 0-3 record.Osaka was trailing Kiki Bertens 6-3 when she retired from the match with an upper left leg injury.ADVERTISEMENT Bertens was awarded a straight-set victory and has advanced to the semifinals.Osaka, the only woman from Japan to win a Grand Slam title, went off court to receive treatment on the injury after the eighth game while trailing 5-3. She lost her serve at love in the ninth game and then decided to stop.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBertens qualified for the season-ending WTA Finals when No. 1 Simona Halep withdrew from the tournament with a lower back injury.In the late match, Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber will play for the final semifinal spot. The winner will advance. LATEST STORIES Before playing for NCAA crown, Lyceum Pirates face another hurdle—exams 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 View comments Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova reached the semifinals from the other group on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Cop remanded on rape charge

first_imgPolice Constable Mark Otto was on Friday remanded by Georgetown Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on a rape charge alleging he had sexually penetrated a child under the age of consent in May 2017 at Roxanne Burnham Gardens inMark OttoGeorgetown.The prosecution is contending that the 23-year-old peace officer was in a relationship with the 15-year-old when the incident occurred.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to the defendant being placed on bail, and the matter was adjourned to March 28.The matter was held in camera.last_img

Govt stifling economic drivers in Regions 5, 6 – Nandlall

first_img…says BBCI toll increase a clear “political gimmick”Former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall believes the actions of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration has negatively impacted the two major economic activities in Berbice, which in turn has significantly reduced spending power and may even be the reasons behind the Berbice River Bridge not earning revenues. Following previously failed talks with Government, the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) last week went ahead and announced new toll increases. These include $8040 for cars and minibuses; $14,600 for pickups, small trucks and four-wheel drive vehicles; $27,720 for medium trucks; $49,600 for large trucks; $116,680 for Art trucks; $1680 for freight, and $401,040 for boats passing through the bridge.The new tolls are to take effect from November 12 and according to Chairman of the Bridge Company, Dr Surendra Persaud, who is a close associate of AFC, it has nothing to do with the impending Local Government Elections (LGE) which will be held on the same day. He explained that the Bridge Company has incurred losses in excess of GY$2.8 billion, and has never paid dividends to its ordinary shareholders.However, Nandlall has posited that the blame of the Bridge Company experiencing huge losses squarely lies at the feet of Government for destroying the economy of Regions Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).“The driving economic forces of Regions Five and Six are the sugar and rice sectors. The Government is closing down the sugar sector and is killing the rice sector by imposing VAT (Value-Added Tax) on agricultural equipment and increasing the rates and rents for rice lands by several hundred per cent,” he stated.According to the former Attorney General, the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agriculture Development Authority (MMA-ADA) is unable to maintain the infrastructural dams in the rice cultivation areas while the Drainage and Irrigation Authority, along with MMA, have completed neglected the drainage system in the rice industry.“All of this culminates in economic stagnation in these two regions so there is no money circulating and this obviously will have a negative impact on the revenue generated by the bridge. In short, people simply are travelling less so we go right back to the Government being responsible,” Nandlall contended.He went on to call the proposed toll increases a “political gimmick” and an “electoral stunt” being engineered by the coalition Administration, noting that a number of factors can support this reality. Political gimmickNandlall stressed that there was no way Government, through its Infrastructure Ministry, did not know about the increases when the subject Minister, David Patterson, and the BBCI Chairman are executive members of the AFC party.“When the announcement was made by Dr Persaud, Minister Patterson came out with a statement that he is unaware [of the toll increases]. One has to be extraordinarily gullible to believe that Dr Persaud would not have communicated his decision to his party colleague before making it public. So when Minister Patterson came out claiming ignorance, it was laughable,” Nandlall stated.He further posited that it is also a strain on the intellect of the average Guyanese to accept that the bridge company sought and obtained legal advice from a reputable senior counsel to raise the tolls when only the minister can levy an increase in the toll.Furthermore, the Opposition parliamentarian outlined that it cannot be coincidence that the proposed increases are scheduled to take effect on the same day Local Government polls will be held.“Is it that no other date could have been chosen? And simultaneously, it cannot be a coincidence that there is a plethora of comments both from the Government and the paid PR personnel, both in the press and social media, blaming the People’s Progressive Party for the increase,” he continued.This entire fiasco, Nandlall noted, was staged to drive fear into the people of Berbice with this mammoth increase.“Then we will see the Government stepping in like a knight in shining amour and quash the increases, and take credit for it so as to garner votes especially from these two regions because they sense that they would be soundly thrashed at the Local Government Elections,” he stated.The proposed toll increases have been the subject of much criticisms with Government saying that it would not accept.However, outspoken political activist and former Presidential Advisor Ramon Gaskin is suggesting a total buyout of the bridge company by Government so as to resolve the issue.The BBCI, in which the National Insurance Scheme has majority voting rights on the Board of Directors, was forced to push for the increase in tolls in order to protect its investment. To this end, Gaskin suggested that an alternative can be for Government and the NIS to solely own the bridge, thus buying the shares from all the other shareholders.On the other hand, one of the shareholders told this newspaper that it recognises that BBCI is in serious financial jeopardy, given that debts have reached maturity and few options are available to stave off bankruptcy.Another noted that if an agreement cannot be reached, them it is recommended that the Government buy back the bridge and compensate investors in keeping with the financial model and other investment documents. (Vahnu Manikchand)last_img read more

Mourinho blasts ‘lack of personality’ in FA Cup win

first_img0Shares0000Snow joke: Man United overcame the extreme weather at Old Trafford to beat Brighton 2-0 in the FA Cup quarter-finals © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 18 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho blasted his under-performing side once more despite reaching the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday as goals from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic saw off Brighton 2-0.Tottenham Hotspur also booked their place in the last four in more emphatic fashion thanks to Christian Eriksen’s double in a 3-0 win at Swansea to make light of Harry Kane’s absence through injury. Mourinho reacted to the criticism of his cautious approach in crashing out of the Champions League 2-1 at home to Sevilla on Tuesday by making five changes, with star names Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba among those left on the bench.However, the Portuguese didn’t get the response he wanted as another uninspiring display produced just two shots on target.“I didn’t like the game,” said Mourinho. “I am not happy with the performance at all but I’m happy with the result.”Mourinho singled out Lukaku and Matic for praise on Friday in a staunch defence of his record since taking charge of United.And it was the Serb midfielder who again drew plaudits from Mourinho amid stinging criticism of his team-mates.“I want more personality in the team because many, many times I felt that Matic was an island of personality of desire, of control, surrounded by lack of personality, lack of class, lack of desire,” added Mourinho.Matic teed up Lukaku for the opener eight minutes before half-time as the Belgian powered home the 25th goal of his debut season.Brighton had plenty of chances to get back in the game after the break as Pascal Gross fired inches wide and Jurgen Locadia forced stand-in United goalkeeper Sergio Romero into a save that established number one David de Gea would be proud of.But they were made to pay for their profligacy as Matic headed home Ashley Young’s free-kick eight minutes from time to ensure the 12-time winners will be present for the semi-finals at Wembley in five weeks’ time.– Excellent Eriksen –Earlier, Spurs proved they can thrive without Kane as Eriksen’s double either side of Erik Lamela’s second goal of the season sent them into the last four.With talismanic striker Kane sidelined for several weeks due to ankle ligament damage, Mauricio Pochettino’s side received an inspirational performance from Eriksen at the Liberty Stadium.“Eriksen was fantastic, so important for us,” said Spurs boss Pochettino.Harry who?: Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen shrugged off the absence of Harry Kane with two goals in the 3-0 win over Swansea © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS“Every season he takes one step up, today he was fantastic. He is so consistent.”Tottenham, chasing their first silverware under Pochettino, are back in the Wembley semi-finals after losing to Chelsea at that stage of the competition last season.And the Argentine hailed the depth of his squad without Kane and with Dele Alli featuring as just a late substitute.“If you watch the last three games, we won with a different starting eleven and now today too,” he said.“What is important is that everyone is available to play and the team is not affected by the names. We keep the same way, the same dynamic and that is so important.”Swansea never got going on a freezing afternoon in south Wales and can now concentrate on trying to preserve their Premier League status.The visitors went ahead in the 11th minute through a wonderful strike by Eriksen as the Dane curled the ball past Kristoffer Nordfeldt from the edge of the box.Lamela produced an equally impressive finish in first-half stoppage time as the Argentinian skipped past Tom Carroll and calmly passed the ball into the corner of the goal before Nordfeldt had time to move.Just past the hour, Spurs sealed the victory when the hard-working Lucas Moura played the ball back to Eriksen, who claimed a deserved second goal with a low shot from the edge of the box that had sufficient power to go through Nordfeldt’s hands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Spurs dent Man United’s pride, Southampton’s Champions League winner and more tough quiz questions

first_img1 Premier League quiz Burnley v Man City is live on talkSPORT on Saturday 14 March from 5pm and Chelsea v Southampton is live and exclusive on Sunday 15 March from 1pm.But as usual there are plenty of other fixtures, which are likely to set fans’ pulses racing. Tottenham travel to Old Trafford to take on Man United, who sit in fourth place and are three points ahead of Spurs.LISTEN LIVE TO LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION HEREAt the bottom of the table Sunderland take on Aston Villa and Everton will hope to move away from the relegation zone when they take on Newcastle.About | Privacy | Termslast_img

Redlands holds on to beat Miller, 60-57

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The game was tight nearly the entire way, until Redlands opened a fourth-quarter lead that was as large as eight as late as the final minute, when Josh Green’s basket made it 60-52. The Terriers had trouble closing out the victory. Steven Durant made a traditional three-point play with 27 seconds to play and after Redlands turned the ball over on the inbounds pass, it was suddenly a three-point game on a basket by Eric Ellis (18 points) with 22 seconds to play. Despite the fact that Redlands missed the front end of two one-and-ones in the final 21 seconds, Miller (8-9, 1-2) could get no closer. Ellis missed a layup after the first missed free throw and Jury’s chance after getting the ball from Ellis following the second miss failed to connect. “This victory means a lot,” Redlands coach Brad Scott said. “This is my fifth year and I think it’s the first time we’ve beaten them here (at Miller). We have road wins at Rialto and here in the first week.” FONTANA — Miller’s frantic finish came up a little short. Jonathon Jury’s three-point attempt as time expired rimmed in and out as Redlands held on to beat Miller 60-57 in a Citrus Belt League contest at Miller High School on Friday night. “He’s one of our better shooters, even though he’s only a sophomore,” Miller coach John Romagnoli said of Jury. “He almost made it.” The shot nearly capped an improbable comeback when it appeared the Terriers (10-4 overall, 2-0 CBL) had the game in hand. center_img While Redlands had trouble closing it out, the Terriers did make some critical shots in the fourth quarter. After the final three minutes of the second quarter, neither team led by more than four points until Redlands went on an 8-0 run midway through the fourth quarter. Back-to-back three-pointers by Mike Soliman (19 points) and Trevor Nash (11 points) gave Redlands a 54-46 lead with less than three minutes to play and forced the Rebels to play catch up. Romagnoli believes a difference in the game might have been the fact that Miller was tired from playing its third league game in four days, including playing Redlands East Valley the night before. Redlands changed its previously scheduled home game against Eisenhower from Thursday until next week when the schools are back from vacation. “The last minute, it looked like they had good legs,” Scott said of Miller. While Scott was pleased with the win, he would like to see more consistent play. Redlands scored only one point in the final 6“ minutes of the first half, but the Rebels were only able to score 10 points during that time, tying the score 24-24 at halftime. Both teams were scoreless in the final 2:29 of the half. “We’ll play great for eight minutes, then poorly for three or four,” Scott said. Ellis had 11 points in the first half to lead Miller, but he picked up his third foul 2:22 before halftime. He missed most of the third quarter and didn’t score until 5:03 remained in the game. “We probably held him out for too long,” Romagnoli said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO ATTEND 23RD ANNUAL FINN VALLEY AGRICULTURAL SHOW THIS WEEKEND

first_imgFEAURES: The 23rd annual Finn Valley Agricultural Show will take place this Saturday 27th June at the Russell Brothers Farm, Kilcadden, Killygordon, Co. Donegal.A huge crowd is expected to attend the popular show which attracts people from all over Donegal and across the border in Derry and Tyrone. It is a family orientated event which means there is plenty for all the family to do at the event.Organisers have provided another superb show and are hoping the weather stays good over the weekend and that they have another successful agricultural show.A spokesman for the Finn Valley show told Donegal Daily, “We work hard to make this a family fun day, with many attractions including our famous Donkey Derby and free amusements area for the children as well as the usual Sheep, Cattle, Poultry, Horse and Pony Classes.“This year we are excited to announce that the Show will be hosting the Cash Jumping Competition on Sunday 28th June in the Show Field, the first time to be hosted in Co. Donegal. HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO ATTEND 23RD ANNUAL FINN VALLEY AGRICULTURAL SHOW THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Agricultural showBusinessFeaturesfinn valleynewsNoticeslast_img read more

McCONALOGUE CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF ‘DISGRACEFUL’ FARM ASSIST CUTS

first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has called on Fine Gael and Labour to rethink their ‘disgraceful and highly discriminatory’ changes to the Farm Assist payment.The Fianna Fáil Deputy said the changes to the qualification criteria for Farm Assist introduced in the Budget have already had an enormous impact on the most vulnerable farmers in Donegal to the point that for many, it’s simply not worth their while continuing to farm.“These changes, which were introduced by the Social Protection Minister Joan Burton in Budget, came into effect at the beginning of this month. The 1,554 farmers affected in Donegal have seen a huge cut in their income as a result,” said Deputy McConalogue “Donegal has the second highest number of farmers dependent on the Farm Assist payment in the country. Low-income farmers depend on this payment to keep their farms in business. I have spoken to some local farmers who have now seen the full impact of the changes and are genuinely fearful about their livelihood as a result.“Perhaps it’s a case that Dublin Minister Joan Burton simply did not understand the devastating impact that this cut would have on the farming community in Donegal.“But the Government representatives here, including Minister Dinny McGinley and Deputy Joe McHugh, must see just how harmful this will be to the local agriculture industry.McCONALOGUE CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF ‘DISGRACEFUL’ FARM ASSIST CUTS was last modified: April 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Scientists Invade Religion

first_imgScience and religion, those uneasy combatants in turf wars, do not get equal treatment in the media.  The referees in the science news media frequently overlook invasions by science into religious territory, but fail to heed calls of foul by the invaded.World religion:  Last month in New Scientist, Kate Douglas theorized about what an “ideal religion” would look like if humans could start one from scratch.  She acknowledged that religion is “good for some things” like a sense of community and promotion of happiness, but she accepted the speculations of researchers who treat religion as something that can be classified like plants, focusing on outward ritual activity instead of epistemology.  (The article was posted, after all, on New Scientist.)    From there, Douglas speculated about how an ideal world religion would promote a blend of physical activities like chanting and dancing “to stimulate the release of endorphins” and “social cohesion”  It could even include few tame myths to keep people coming back.  It would even be polytheistic: “With many gods and great tolerance of idiosyncratic local practices, the new religion will be highly adaptable to the needs of different congregations without losing its unifying identity,” she continued.  “The religion will also emphasise worldly affairs – it would promote the use of contraceptives and small families and be big on environmental issues, philanthropy, pacifism and cooperation.”  She even proposed a name for it: Utopianity.Free willy nilly:  Theologians have debated free will for centuries; does science have a better position to provide answers?  New Scientist has posted several articles recently about the subject.  In one, MacGregor Campbell promoted the answer from some secular neuroscientists that free will is an illusion.  The short article includes a video beginning with a cartoon of a tea-party patriot SUV waving American flags, whose owner turns out to be a murderer.    The video states without criticism that “every choice you have ever made was predetermined billions of years ago at the moment of the big bang” accompanied by a cartoon of evolutionary progress.  It continues claiming our brains are lying to us, and that murderers (like said tea party patriot) are not responsible for their actions.  As scientific justification for these radically deterministic views, the narrator says, “Many neuroscientists think that what we call free will is just the result of electrical and chemical signals in the brain, explainable ultimately by the laws of physics.”  (No critics were called on to point out that the narrator was predetermined to say that, or that laws of physics are not composed of matter.)    The narrator continued, with apparent scientific authority, to opine that belief in free will and moral accountability is a useful fiction, because “a society that doesn’t believe in free will would suck.”  It ended by advertising the April 16 issue of New Scientist, with its cover story, “Free will: the illusion we can’t live without.”    In a follow-up article on New Scientist that showed the same video, freelance writer Dan Jones again gave the scientific edge to neuroscientists who present the “manifest truth of determinism”.  He made matter-of-fact statements claiming materialism is scientific truth, such as Francis Crick’s remark, “you are nothing but a pack of neurons.”  Jones did acknowledge that when people are taught that free will is an illusion, their ethics, altruism and values plummet.  But he never questioned the materialistic view; he just presented arguments that belief in free will is so ingrained, we will probably not have to worry about an amoral society.Convert the Muslims:  In another article in New Scientist, Michael Bond interviewed “scientist imam” Usama Hasan, who thinks Muslims need to talk about evolution.  “I want Muslims to question creationism, says the physicist and imam who has had death threats for supporting evolution.”  As could be expected, there were no calls for any scientists to question Darwinism.Experimental cheating:  Psychologists at the University of Oregon used human guinea pigs to measure the effect of one’s view of God on the propensity to cheat.  The write-up on Medical Express includes a video that tried to correlate cheating on a sample test with the student’s view of God as forgiving and loving or God as vengeful and punishing.    According to the results, “students who specifically perceived God as punitive, angry and vengeful showed significantly lower levels of cheating.”  Nowhere did the press release question the ethics of this kind of experimentation – or its validity as a scientific investigation.  Should a priest, rabbi or preacher have evaluated the psychologists instead?Psychological swearing:  Swearing isn’t a sin; it’s good for you.  That was the message of an article on PhysOrg taken from the Los Angeles Times based on experiments at Keele University, England.  The “researchers” found that swearing helped subjects endure pain when their hands were immersed in ice water. The “experimental research” described above begs some epistemic questions on several levels.  Are moral experiments on human guinea pigs ethical?  Do they generate knowledge, or merely reinforce the researcher’s bias?  Are psychological investigations of religion scientific?    A rare article that questioned the validity of psychological/psychiatric research was posted recently on Medical Express, “Rethinking Psychiatry” by Candace O’Connor.  She started by noting the difference between positions of the American Psychiatric Association today and that of a few decades ago, when “Everywhere, psychiatry departments were dominated by psychoanalysts, who focused on Freudian theory.”    She quoted George E. Murphy, who said, “I remember one meeting, when I told a psychiatry professor about a study I had read showing that no two psychiatrists could agree better than chance on diagnosis,” implying the obvious: “our diagnoses don’t mean anything.”  Since then, instead of relying on Freud like a modern Moses, the field has tried to live up to “evidence-based approach to clinical psychiatry.”  She seemed supportive the latest iteration of the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), but ended by quoting a psychiatrist eager to keep asking questions: “We want to keep reminding people that we haven’t done enough and to keep asking: ’Where is the next thing coming from?’”  (See 02/17/2010.)    Admirable as that inside-skeptical spirit may be, it leaves open the possibility, illustrated by the evolution from DSM-II to DSM-V, that the “next thing” may undermine today’s current thing.  By contrast, religions tend to be stable over centuries, an observational fact that may lead to questions about science’s pretensions of epistemic authority.The presumption that science can study religion and answer ultimate questions is a kind of religion itself.  Instead of the gamesmanship between the Science Building and the Arts and Humanities Building, academics need to realize they are fallible human beings, not purveyors of absolute truth.    The secular materialists who honor themselves as “scientists” disqualify themselves, when making claims about free will and the “ideal religion,” by committing the self-refuting fallacy.  If beliefs are determined, so is their belief in determinism.  It cannot make any independent claims to validity or truth.    The ideal religion proposed by Kate Douglas sounds a lot like the end-times mythology predicted by the Apostle Paul (2 Timothy 3:1-5).  Prediction is supposed to be valued in science.  Here’s a prediction 2,000 years old that was right on.    Notice also that Paul did not have to keep revising and repudiating his documents like the APA does.  Since the observational evidence for Paul’s validity appears superior to those who have disqualified themselves by shooting their own feet, it seems justified to take seriously Dr. Paul’s advice, “Avoid such people” (2 Timothy 6:5) and “Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called ‘knowledge,’” (I Timothy 6:20-21).(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Manage Your Task Lists Collaboratively With Flow

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Web workers and small teams are always on the lookout for really solid, affordable productivity apps, especially when it comes to task management. Although the field may already seem crowded with popular products like Remember the Milk, Things and Producteev, there’s one more that’s worth checking out, called Flow.Flow is a new task management Web app that comes from MetaLab, a design firm that specializes in very slick, app-like interfaces for Websites, desktop and mobile applications. Accordingly, Flow is particularly well-designed, with a clean interface and the feel of a desktop app. In terms of features, it offers the usual: entering and managing tasks, deadlines, tags, and the ability to enter new tasks via email. What’s a little different about Flow, at least compared to something like Remember the Milk, is that it can be used collaboratively, as well as on an individual basis. Team members can be added and tasks can be delegated to them. Rather than a static list of to-do items, each task can be commented on by team members. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… john paul titlow In Flow, task lists can be broken down by “project,” but that’s about as far as things go in the direction of project management. Flow isn’t trying to be a substitute for more robust productivity suites like Basecamp and Highrise, but by the time it comes out of beta, it may give other task managers like Things and Remember the Milk a run for their money.One common shortcoming in some of these to-do list managers is cross-platform compatibility. For those of us who work off of several devices each day, a Web-based desktop solution is not enough. We need native or Web apps for iPhone, Android, iPad and Blackberry for these tools to truly be useful. Remember the Milk, for example, has iPhone, Android and Blackberry versions, but its iPad app is still under development. Meanwhile, Things is really impressive, but it’s only available for Mac and iOS and it’s not cheap. So far, Flow is only available as a Web app, but they’re working on an iPhone version, which is “almost done” according to a recent tweet from MetaLab. Flow is currently in private beta, but you can sign up for an invite here. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#biz#Reviews last_img read more