NU can’t afford any letup, says Santiago

first_img“There are still four more games and we can’t afford to relax in the final stretch,” said Santiago after their game at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We just have to be consistent to win those games.”NU and UST are on a predicament where one slip can potentially cause a downward spiral.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFar Eastern University and University of the Philippines, both at 5-5, are still in contention for the third and fourth spots that are currently owned by NU and UST.Santiago said the Lady Bulldogs just have to take things one step at a time to retain their position. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jaja Santiago of National University towers over UE blockers during their game in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / STNational University skipper Jaja Santiago said on Sunday the Lady Bulldogs can’t afford to be complacent as the elimination round of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament nears its end.NU turned back University of the East in four sets 25-15, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, and improved to 6-4 to move into fourth spot behind University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebucenter_img ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Read Next View comments LATEST STORIES Taggart a good fit for ROS, says Chan Santiago added they don’t want to put too much on their shoulders and they just have to play each game while improving as a team.“There’s really not that much pressure but I think we just have to improve as a team,” said Santiago who had 23 points in the match. “We just have to polish our service and receive and we have to take it step by step.”The Lady Bulldogs, numbers-wise, are the worst in the reception department with an efficiency rating of 22.54 percent. NU is also the worst team in terms of digs averaging 12.12 digs per set. In comparison, La Salle is the best receiving team with a 41.86 percent efficiency and UST has the best diggers with the Golden Tigresses averaging 16.26 a set.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Shinya Aoki set for ONE lightweight title defense against Christian Lee

first_imgComelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Japanese icon submitted former champion Eduard Folayang in the main event of ONE: A New Era on March 31 in Tokyo and he will be less than two months into his championship reign when he faces Lee to defend the gold on May 17 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.Both fighters don’t just share the same stable since they also had successful matches against Team Lakay fighters in their previous fights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsREAD: Shinya Aoki puts Eduard Folayang to sleep to take ONE lightweight beltAoki (43-8) carries a four-fight winning streak with all those matches ending in the first round either via technical knockout or submission. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far MOST READ Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ MANILA, Philippines—Shinya Aoki is set to defend the ONE World lightweight championship against fellow Evolve MMA star Christian Lee in ONE: Enter the Dragon in the stable’s homeland of Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US No. 1 Bucks: Milwaukee clinches top spot in the NBA Lee (11-3), meanwhile, tries to extend his winning streak to three with his past two victories ending in first round technical knockouts.Lee scored a technical knockout first round victory against Edward Kelly on Jan.19 in ONE: Eternal Glory in Jakarta.READ: After brutal battle, lightweight rivals Eduard Folayang, Shinya Aoki share dessertAlso included in the card is the ONE Championship debut of Sage Northcutt as he takes on Cosmo Alexandre.Northcutt (11-2) is considered as one of the fastest rising starts in the sport having won his first seven professional fights before losing to Bryan Barberena on Jan. 30, 2016.ADVERTISEMENT The 23-year-old welterweight has since bounced back from the defeat and is carrying a three-fight winning streak against Alexandre (7-1) whose won his last seven fights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments 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 awardlast_img read more

Kenya Sevens trip to Safland uncertain

first_img0Shares0000Kenya Sevens in Paris 7sNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Kenya Sevens pre-season has been dealt with a major blow after reports indicate the team might fail to compete at Safland Sevens tournament in Namibia on November 11-12.According to a member of the technical bench, the development has been necessitated due to financial constrains. This comes only three days after the Kenya Sevens team pulled out from the Assupol Sevens tournament that was scheduled to be held in South Africa citing visas hitch.“We might fail to travel. Chances are very high that we might fail to compete in the tournament. It is 50/50,” a technical bench official told Capital Sport on Tuesday.The team is set to head to Nanyuki on Wednesday for a 10-day camp in what looks like inadequate preparations for the team ahead of the new HSBC Sevens World Series season that gets underway with the Dubai Sevens on the weekend of December 2.Head coach Innocent Simiyu is yet to trim his provisional squad of 43 players with 18 set to be contracted by Kenya Rugby Union for the busy 2018 season that will see the team compete in World Series, Commonwealth Games and World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Whittier youth heading to D.C.

first_imgOne day he hopes to be a doctor or a nurse, like his uncle, he said. He will be attending the program, March 17-23, along with three other students in the Whittier area, said officials from the program. “He’s a great son apart from being a great student,” said Rivera, Esquivel’s mother. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3032 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Joseph Esquivel is a boy of few words, but his dimpled smile says it all when he describes being accepted to the “People to People” leadership forum in Washington, D.C. “I’m really excited to see the monuments,” Esquivel said of his first trip to the nation’s capital. The 11-year-old honor roll student from East Whittier Middle School will attend the weeklong event, joining some of the world’s brightest pupils. The People to People program’s fall and spring seminars hosts kids from around the world, giving tours of congressional buildings and national monuments. From Capitol Hill to the Smithsonian Institution, Jamestown and Arlington Cemetery, kids will participate in small-group discussions and exercises aimed at teaching leadership skills. The program started by President Dwight D. Eisenhower 50 years ago targets students who excel in school. Esquivel’s A- and B-status report card is one of the reasons he was chosen, said Terry Rivera, Esquivel’s mother. Esquivel was selected after his sixth grade social science and English teacher, Elizabeth Sanchez, nominated him. His love of history coupled with his natural ability to help others is why family members are cheering him on in his education. last_img read more

Chelsea fans think this player should be told to fight for his place when he returns from injury

first_imgAfter four miserable months, Chelsea’s mood has finally been lifted after victory over Norwich City was followed by a convincing defensive display in the goalless draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.And there is further positive news for the Blues.Thibaut Courtois, who has been sidelined for the past three months since undergoing knee surgery in September, could be available for selection against Bournemouth on Saturday evening.However, while his return will strengthen the reigning Premier League champions, many supporters are not so keen on the Belgium international instantly returning to the starting line up with Asmir Begovic having been superb in his absence.Have a read of what Blues fans have had to say, on Twitter, below. Thibaut Courtois and Asmir Begovic 1last_img

Voodoo Venue Picture Special: Are you this week’s winner?

first_imgVoodoo Venue, Donegal’s No 1 nightspot, provided another series of stellar nights out this weekend. At Voodoo, revellers have the opportunity of sampling the sounds of Voodoo Lounge, Voodoo Club and Voodoo Vintage, that diversity which caters for all ages is what ultimately makes Voodoo Venue so unique in the entertainment industry.Every week, Voodoo in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving ONE lucky reader that has been pictured enjoying themselves a wonderful prize.This week Voodoo Venue are giving away a €50 voucher to use in any part of the entertainment venue. You can enjoy all the bars, dance areas, or get some delicious food in HOUSE Wine Bar & Tap Room.The lucky winner is circled in purple below, congratulations!Simply contact Voodoo via their Facebook page to claim your prize NOW.  Voodoo Venue Picture Special: Are you this week’s winner? was last modified: December 12th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame to be Removed

first_imgShare This!©Rikki NiblettAnother attraction is closing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame is being removed.While many didn’t know that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame even existed, it was something unique to come across and browse through as you walked near the Hyperion Theater. The plaza area features rows of bronze sculpted heads of famous actors, television personalities, and more. Personalities featured in the exhibit included Oprah Winfrey, Betty White, Bob Newhart, Lucille Ball, Andy Griffith, and of course, Walt Disney. Most of the time, people just stopped here to take photos with their favorite celebrities.The Orlando Sentinel shares that the busts will be returned to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.This section of the park will soon feature a food and beverage marketplace, which should be available for Guests to enjoy by Thanksgiving.last_img read more

2015 Internet Trends from Code Conference

first_imgOver the past 20 years, Internet penetration around the world has grown from less than one percent of the population to 39 percent, mobile phone usage has increased from one percent to 73 percent, and user control of content has increased significantly. At today’s Code Conference Mary Meeker gave her annual Internet trends report, sharing data and insights about mobile growth and our Internet usage with charts and graphs. I’ve been reading her reports for several years; it’s fascinating to see the changes over time. I was interested to see how the Internet user population is more evenly distributed across continents/countries in 2014 compared to 1995.Key takeaways from her presentation:Internet user growth and smartphone subscription growth are strong, but slowing compared to prior two yearsGlobal Internet Usage (data traffic) growth is strong, due to mobile and videoInternet usage (engagement) growth is solid, with mobile users spending three hours a day per user compared to less than one hour five years agoMobile Internet advertising is growing 34 percent year over year, while desktop is decelerating to 11 percentVertical viewing on mobile has increased to 29 percent compared to 5 percent five years agoSlack has overtaken business communications, replacing email and messaging tools12-24 year olds remain trendsetters87 percent of millenials say their smartphone never leaves their side, night or day84 percent of cell phone users get turn-by-turn navigation while driving20 percent of security breaches come from insiders with malicious intentHigh-skilled/knowledge-based jobs in the United States grew twice as fast since 1983, while other jobs grew just 1.3X34 percent of millenials prefer to collaborate online at work as opposed to in-person or via phone (vs. 19 percent for older generations)Internet connectivity has increased to 84 percent of the population compared to nine percent in 1995Smartphone connectivity has increased to 64 percent of the population compared to 18 percent in 2009In terms of big Internet markets, China is first in sheer mass while India is first in new usersThe top five global Internet public market leaders are Apple, Google, Alibaba, Facebook, and AmazonMeeker’s report is available on the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers website as a slideshow or a PDF version. Check out her “Ran Outta Time Thoughts” section at the end of her presentation with key design concepts and design elements that have made a difference, as well as the US healthcare trends.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedTakeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends ReportFor the first time, more than half of the world population is online. In 2018, 51 percent or 3.8 billion people, were active online, up from 49 percent or 3.6 billion people in 2017, according to a report released last week. At the 2019 Code Conference, analyst and investor Mary…In “Internet”21% of Mobile Users Start Scrolling If Page Has Not Loaded in 9 SecondsTwenty-one percent of mobile users start scrolling if a page has not loaded in nine seconds. And the 50 percent of people who scrolled have moved down 250 pixels, according to The Mobile Overview Report (MOVR) released this week. The scrolling behavior has implications for designers and developers; headlines and…In “Mobile”One in Ten Americans Own a Smartphone, But Don’t Have Any Other High-Speed Internet ConnectionFor one in ten Americans, a smartphone is their only access to the Internet. No broadband service is available at home other than their smartphone data plan, according to the U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015 report. Released earlier this week, the report is based on a series of surveys conducted…In “Internet”last_img read more

Ethics and Compliance: Culture Trumps Compliance

first_imgA decade after business scandals like Enron and Worldcom, have businesses become any more ethical?Over the last decade many businesses have bulked up on the implementation of Ethics and Compliance (E&C) programs as a way to outwardly demonstrate that they are businesses which operate fairly and honestly.  But a study by LRN finds that there is often little correlation between the size of the budget or per-capita costs that businesses spend on their E&C program and the effectiveness of those programs.  LRN evaluated and ranked E&C programs based on how effectively employee behavior can be positively changed when viewed from the perspective of ethics.The LRN report found that many  businesses set up E&C programs and overly focus on meeting compliance requirements.  Dov Seidman, founder and CEO of LRN, said that “traditional approaches to ethics and compliance have had a narrow focus on avoiding losses from litigation and punitive government action.  Our survey shows the long-term economic value of building a culture animated by a mission and set of values that inspire workers to collaborate, innovate, and fully contribute their character and creativity at work day after day.”The LRN report identifies five characteristics that typically distinguish companies that have the most effective ethics and compliance programs:Celebrates ethical leadershipAdapts to changing business needsFocuses on employees as a key element of risk assessmentSupported by senior managementApplies and considers risk data when making decisionsWhat are the top ethics and compliance risks that businesses face today?  The LRN report identified the top risks as data privacy (74 percent), conflicts of interest (70 percent), electronic data protection (68 percent), and bribery and corruption (62 percent), and social media (41 percent).last_img read more

The Web, WikiLeaks, and the Create-Your-Own-Facts Kit

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now scott fulton We live in an era where it is feasible to manufacture things that seem like truths, and someone is always in the business of trying. If someone were to leak the entire contents of my active e-mail file, all 4.5 GB of it, onto some public wiki for the inspection of the entire world, folks would marvel at the astounding volume of all the bits of seemingly urgent, potentially life-threatening information I have somehow managed to ignore. There are apparently dozens of fellows who worked at, or for, or near Apple who have taken some secret with them out the door and have launched a startup with it. And it is absolutely amazing, the number of distressed foreign ambassadors who need my help in dislodging millions of dollars from American bank accounts.You would think there was some kind of automated filter, an analysis system to separate the manufactured truths from the real ones. Indeed, industrious programmers are working to build systems that do precisely this. The problem is, more industrious folks are working even harder to devise methods to thwart such systems. The fake facts industry is becoming more clever than the real facts industry.Noble truthIn Salon last Sunday, contributor Glenn Greenwald suggested that Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private held in prison on suspicion of leaking secret documents that made their way to WikiLeaks, should be lauded as a hero for bringing certain alleged war atrocities to light. (I use the word “alleged” because, as a practicing journalist, I have an old habit of labeling unproven facts.) “In general, whoever leaked those cables has done more to publicize the corrupt, illegal and deceitful acts of the world’s most powerful factions — and to educate the world about how they behave — than all “watchdog” media outlets combined,” Greenwald wrote. “In sum, whoever leaked those cables is responsible for one of the most consequential, beneficial and noble acts of this generation.”Noble, maybe, but more likely unknowing. No one really knows if Manning even read one percent of the documents he was leaking. If he were to have skimmed through a handful of them, like a fellow perusing 4.5 GB of someone else’s e-mail, he might have come across one memo. It begins like this: “Excellency, I have the honour to address you in my capacity as Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 2004/37. I would like to draw the attention of your Government to information I have received regarding a raid conducted by the Multinational Forces (MNF) on 15 March 2006 in the house of… a farmer living in the outskirts of Al-Iss Haqi District in Balad (Salah-El-Din Governorate).”It hit me as I read this document for the first time that, had my e-mail spam filter been trained on its containing folder, it would have been identified as spam. It has the style, meter, and mannerism of every pitch I’ve ever received, addressed to “Dear Mr. Kind Sir,” pleading with me to help recover $15 million in lost foreign aid from some safety deposit box in Cleveland.This document is, of course, the one uncovered by a McClatchy reporter amid the multitude of WikiLeaks items, purporting to tell the story of a U.S. raid on an Iraqi home where occupants as young as 5 were handcuffed and executed. The revelation of this story is credited with having convinced Iraqi authorities to discontinue the extension of legal immunity to U.S. troops after December, which may have prompted Pres. Obama’s decision last week to withdraw remaining troops from Iraq before then.Greenwald, also a practicing journalist, properly peppered his op-ed with plenty of “if’s.” Nothing about this set of circumstances is certain.Blind justiceThe revelation of this and other secret and private memos is being heralded as the truth being set free. Yet if I were an attorney rather than a journalist, and I were representing the United States in a court of law, I would have no trouble implanting the seed of reasonable doubt within a jury of 12. Sure, these documents have the right labels, they look very official, they tell a convincing tale. But, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, take a good look at the defendant, Bradley Manning, this disgruntled, disaffected, disillusioned private, a man with an axe to grind, and tell me with absolute certainty that you trust him as an authority.Many writers have taken the media at large to task for not having reported on these latest revelations. “Report,” in the modern era of the Web, often means to take information that someone else has reported, and repeat it. Thus WikiLeaks was such a reliable source in its early going, at least insofar as automatically generating headlines. Imagine, if you will, a machine that does your journalism for you!We stand on the precipice of an era where nothing we read is certain, where the authenticity of anything that fails to surrender its own self-eminence by inserting “if” and “alleged” at the proper points, is automatically questionable. The public dissemination of truth is upheld as a fundamental American principle. But up until now, the responsibility for its upkeep has been outsourced.Suppose WikiLeaks were to survive its latest travails, emerging from near-bankruptcy perhaps by virtue of a PBS-style pledge drive featuring appearances by The Temptations and Liberace. At what point would someone, perhaps inspired by Stephen Colbert himself, cleverly engineer a method to insert elements of manufactured truth-iness into WikiLeaks’ document stream? Maybe it hasn’t happened yet, but you can’t imagine someone hasn’t already tried.And what then? What if the modern emblem of truth, this latter-day Matt Drudge, were to become impregnated with spam in the public eye? Who do we trust, and who gets to decide?Second sourceThis is the danger of entrusting any single source as authoritative without the checks and balances to back it up. Last year, writing for the Washington Post, Ted Koppel brilliantly summarized this dilemma. “We are no longer a national audience receiving news from a handful of trusted gatekeepers,” he wrote. “We’re now a million or more clusters of consumers, harvesting information from like-minded providers.”There was plenty of response from folks taking Koppel to task for, as they described it, whining because it no longer means anything to be an “anchorman.” Folks take pride in tearing down towers of authority wherever they see them, and have no pity for those affected by the ruin.But in the absence of authority and authenticity, and the presence of influences and disruptions from all directions, the clear and present danger is that people can choose their own sets of facts. Paul Revere can triumphantly warn the British not to confiscate our firearms, and the shots heard from Lexington and Concord can resonate throughout New Hampshire. If it’s inconvenient for the Constitution to have actually said something about freedom of religion, we can just click “Edit.” Arab Spring can be triggered by the iPhone and Facebook. Heroes can be invented or dissolved at will. Inconvenient truths can be deleted and alternate truths inserted. Massacres can disappear, atrocities can be cleansed, history can be corrected. What raid? What Iraqi village? Winston Smith can do his work in the light of day.If we are to continue to hold certain truths to be self-evident, then we as a people cannot be selective as to how we apply them. At some point, when we’re finally through disrupting and occupying stuff, we need to rebuild a source of trust for our progeny. Because we’re leaving behind an awful mess.The opinions expressed here are those of Scott M. Fulton, III, who is solely responsible for his content. 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