Josh Urbiztondo sparks Alab Pilipinas rout of Wolf Warriors

first_imgFILE – Josh Urbiztondo celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas picked up where it left off after dumping the Zhuhai Wolf Warriors, 105-95, to stay unbeaten in the 2019 Asean Basketball League Sunday night at Lapu Lapu Sports Complex in Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Same old Manny Pacquiao in LA LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Big men Mike Bell and Chen Cai combined had 20 points apiece for the Warriors, who remained dead last in the standings with a 1-9 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Renaldo Balkman and Ethan Alvano scored 21 points each while Josh Urbiztondo came off the bench and fired 12 of his 19 points in the second quarter where Alab broke the game wide open.Urbiztondo, the former PBA veteran, hit four 3-pointers in the second quarter to help Alab establish a double-digit lead. He also collected six rebounds, two assists and one steal in less than 14 minutes of action.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionLeague-leading Alab, which shot the lights out from downtown with 16 triples, rolled to its fifth consecutive win.Ray Parks chipped in 12 points, three rebounds and two steals while PJ Ramos had a quiet night with seven points and 11 rebounds for the Philippine side. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

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Safety and Security Unit of Education Ministry Gets Support of US$3 Million

first_img The Safety and Security Unit of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has been boosted with a US$3 million support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the Ministry/USAID Partnership For Safe School project.Through the project, the Unit will increase the number of hand held metal detectors to 500, and walk through scanners to 30 for the 2018-2019 school year. Funding has also been provided for perimeter fencing, installation of cameras, capacity building training as well as support to uniformed groups.Addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’, today (September 13), Director of the Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Coleridge Minto, said that through the partnership, more than 300 students from across the island also benefited from a special therapeutic behaviour modification camp, held in July under the theme: ‘Chance, Choice and Change’.He explained that the Ministry’s prime objective is to implement the necessary measures to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones through a multi-layered and multi-sectoral approach, utilizing both public and private partnerships, supported by legislation and policies where necessary.According to ASP Minto, the Ministry’s position in treating safety and security in school should be seen as a holistic approach and not left up to an individual.“As a consequence, the Ministry has mandated that a Security and Safety Committee be established in each school. This committee comprises both internal and external partners who should develop and implement a security and safety plan,” he said.The Ministry has completed the procurement, printing and distribution of 6,000 Safety and Security Manuals and have begun distribution to the schools.The Safe School Policy involves a paradigm shift in the area of student behaviour and discipline. It emphasizes prevention and early intervention strategies in dealing with the social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties experienced by some students. The Safety and Security Unit of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has been boosted with a US$3 million support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the Ministry/USAID Partnership For Safe School project. Story Highlightscenter_img Through the project, the Unit will increase the number of hand held metal detectors to 500, and walk through scanners to 30 for the 2018-2019 school year. Funding has also been provided for perimeter fencing, installation of cameras, capacity building training as well as support to uniformed groups.last_img read more

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EU Delegation Stages Short-Film Competition

first_img She said that participants will be asked to tell creative and compelling short stories about the partnership and linkages between the EU and Jamaica through film. Story Highlights Young film-makers will have the opportunity to participate in a short-film competition being sponsored by the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica and EU member states. Young film-makers will have the opportunity to participate in a short-film competition being sponsored by the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica and EU member states.Head of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, made the announcement on the opening night of the 2019 EU Film Festival on June 3 at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.She said that participants will be asked to tell creative and compelling short stories about the partnership and linkages between the EU and Jamaica through film.Themes include gender equality, empowerment of women, maternal health, marginalisation and exclusion, poverty reduction, climate action, justice and youth empowerment.To enter the competition, persons must be between the ages of 15 and 24 years and must be Jamaican nationals.Ambassador Wasilewska said that a special workshop on making short films will be held during the first week in July. She is encouraging creative young people to participate.“I look forward to seeing their submissions. It would be very interesting to see how the relationship between Jamaica and the European Union is seen by young people, and I am sure we have a lot to learn from that,” she noted.Further details of the competition will be posted on the EU website at https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/jamaica_en and social media page at www.facebook.com/euinjamaica/.The film festival, from June 3 to 9, is hosted jointly by the EU Delegation to Jamaica and EU member states.Films in this year’s event come from Belgium, Germany, Ireland, France, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Austria, Poland, Romania, Latvia and Italy.Twelve movies will be shown, free of charge, over the seven days of the festival.Screenings will be held at venues in the Corporate Area, St. Elizabeth and St James.The films cover a variety of issues including immigration, discrimination, love, women in sports, persons with disabilities, diversity, among other themes. Head of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, made the announcement on the opening night of the 2019 EU Film Festival on June 3 at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.last_img read more

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Fire truck shortage shuts down Big South Airport ICA promises no penalties

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Related Items:fire truck, Intercaribbean Airways, south caicos airport, trevor sadler Recommended for you Turks and Caicos airline, ICA, now flies to Havana Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 May 2015 – No fire trucks at the South Caicos airport and it has forced a two day closure of the airport and a cancellation of flights into that southern island. InterCaribbean Airways, General Manager Trevor Sadler yesterday issued an apology for the sudden stoppage of their flights promising no penalties. “We at InterCaribbean Airways apologize for the inconvenience this cause, however the circumstances are beyond our control. We will work to assist you in moving to an alternate flight date without penalties or change fees.” The Turks and Caicos Airports Authority ordered that closure.last_img read more

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JeanMichel  Aulas enjoying battle for second place

first_imgOlympique Lyonnais President Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed he’s enjoying the battle for the second position in the French Ligue 1.Lyon played out a 2-2 draw against LOSC Lille, both of which are currently in the three-man battle for the second position in the French league.Loic Remy gave Lille the lead in the 17th minute before Nicolas Pepe doubled their lead. However, goals from Bertrand Traore and Moussa Dembele ensures Bruno Genesio’s men took a point from Stade Pierre-Mauroy.Lyon, who also played out a 2-2 draw against Manchester City on Tuesday to help bolster their chance of making the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League this season, are looking to improve on their third-place finish last season, and Aulas insists a draw is a fair result.Lyon president Aulas tells PSG to keep Neymar at all costs Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Jean-Michel Aulas believes Paris Saint-Germain must do whatever it takes to retain Neymar despite the player’s desire for a summer move.“A draw away against a direct opponent for the European places is a good result,” he said, according to The42. “We saw a good match and a very good Olympique Lyonnais (performance).”Meanwhile, Lille boss Christophe Galtier also revealed that he’s pleased with the result, despite his player’s frustration.“There is automatically a feeling of frustration among the players,” said the Lille coach. “In the end, I’m happy with this point.”last_img read more

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Tata Motors will look to turn around India ops focus on CV

first_imgClose Saying that it is making an “earnest effort to turn profitable” after India’s largest truckmaker posted standalone losses for four straight quarters, Tata Motors Chairman N Chandrasekaran said on Tuesday that the domestic business, particularly the CV segment has suffered due to a challenging environment as also the company’s sub-optimal execution and market misses.An Economic Times (ET) report said on Tuesday that Chandrasekaran, who was addressing shareholders of the company at a AGM for the first time after taking over as chairman, expressed regret over the company’s inability to pay dividends due to losses incurred by its domestic business and said it is working “with tremendous urgency” to deal with the matter.”I know that from a shareholder’s perspective it is disappointing that the company has been unable to pay a dividend in light of its significant losses in the standalone business,” Chandrasekaran said. Tata Motors is working with “tremendous urgency” to remedy the situation, he said, while trying to reassure the shareholders, the financial website Moneycontrol.com reported on Tuesday.”Looking ahead, we expect the business environment to remain dynamic and unpredictable. Our clear focus is the turnaround of the domestic business,” he said at Tata Motors’ Annual General Meeting here today.”I am optimistic about the future – it may be challenging but at the same time, it offers many positive opportunities for both Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover,” Chandrasekaran said. Showroom attendants polish a Jaguar vehicle at a Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Mumbai. Tata Motors, which owns the Jaguar brand, said on Tuesday that the company’s commercial vehicles business has faced a challenging and uncertain environment this year due to changeover to the GST regime, demonetisation and an unexpected Supreme Court ruling on BS 3 to BS 4 migration. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA – Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT)ReutersMoneycontrol noted that Chandrasekaran’s comments were along the lines of a roadmap laid out by the automobile maker’s management. Tata Motors Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Guenter Butschek had said on Monday that the company planned to cut costs, focus on new launches and improve supply chain in order to turn the standalone business profitable in the current financial year.Chandrasekaran said that in 2016-17, Tata Motors’ standalone gross revenues was at Rs 49,100 crore, up 3.6 per cent from the previous year. The loss after tax, on a standalone basis, was Rs 2,480 crore compared to Rs 62 crore in the previous year.Challenging prospects for CV businessThe ET report said that Chandrasekaran pointed out reasons for the dismal performance of the company’s domestic business. The commercial vehicles (CV) business faced a challenging and uncertain environment due to changeover to the GST regime, demonetisation and “unexpected Supreme Court ruling on BS 3 to BS 4 migration”, he was reported as saying.”On the other hand, the company’s performance also suffered due to sub-optimal execution and market misses. We have continued to lose market share in the commercial vehicles business, reaching 44.4 per cent in March this year from a high of nearly 60 per cent, five years back,” he said in the ET report.Chandrasekaran noted that Tata Motors’ CV volumes have remained more or less constant at around 3,20,000 vehicles, over the past three years, while the operating costs have gone up over time. This had impacted the performance of the company this year. On plans to reverse the situation, Chandrasekaran was quoted by ET as saying, “In CV, we are focused on ensuring that all product launches happen within our laid down timelines without any delay, changing the trajectory of our market share curve and start gaining market share, and serious cost improvement plan.”The management team is working on these on a priority basis, he said, adding that the team led by Guenter Butschek is working together to deliver a strong execution led operating performance. Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran says that Tata Motors is streamlining the end-to-end visibility of its supply chain and focusing on accelerating the timeline of delivery of new products to the market. ” width=”660″ height=”auto” tw=”1200″ th=”840″ />Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran says that Tata Motors is streamlining the end-to-end visibility of its supply chain and focusing on accelerating the timeline of delivery of new products to the market. On the passenger vehicles segment, he was quoted as saying that the company has improved its domestic market share but costs have been going up due to investments in current and future portfolios.”We are excited by the prospects of Nexon, which we will launch in September this year,” Chandrasekaran said. Tata Nexon: All you need to know last_img read more

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Top 5 cybersecurity trends you should be aware of in 2018

first_imgCybersecurity trends seem to be changing at an incredible rate. That poses new opportunities for criminals and new challenges for the professionals charged with securing our systems. High profile  attacks not only undermine trust in huge organizations, they also highlight a glaring gap in how we manage cybersecurity in a rapidly changing world. It also highlighted that attackers are adaptive and incredibly intelligent, evolving their techniques to adapt to new technologies and new behaviors. The big question is what the future will bring. What cybersecurity trends will impact the way cybersecurity experts work – and the way cybercriminals attack – for the rest of 2018 and beyond. Let’s explore some of the top cyber security trends and predictions of 2018: Artificial Intelligence and machine learning based cyber attacks and defenses AI and ML have started impacting major industries in various ways, but one of the most exciting applications is in cybersecurity. Basically, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms can learn from past events in order to help predict and identify vulnerabilities within a software system. They can also be used to detect anomalies in behavior within a network. A report from Webroot claims that more than 90% of cybersecurity professionals use AI to improve their security skills. However, while AI and machine learning can help security professionals, it is also being used by cybercriminals too. It seems obvious: if cyber security pros can use AI to identify vulnerabilities, so can people that seek to exploit them. Expect this back and forth to continue throughout 2018 and beyond. Ransomware is spreading like fire Storing data on the cloud has many benefits, but it can be an easy target for cyber criminals. Ransomware is one such technique – criminals target a certain area of data and hold it to ransom. It’s already a high profile cyber security concern. Just look at WannaCry, Petya, Meltdown, and Spectre, some of the biggest cyber security attacks in 2017. The bigger players (Google, AWS, and Azure) of the cloud market are trying to make it difficult for attackers, but smaller cloud service providers end up paying customers for data breaches. The only way these attacks can be reduced is by performing regular back-ups, updating security patches, and strengthening real-time defenses. Complying with GDPR GDPR (General Data Protection) is an EU regulation that tightens up data protection and privacy for individuals within the European Union. The ruling includes mandatory rules that all companies will have to follow when processing and storing personal data. From 25 May, 2018, General Data Protection (GDPR) will come into effect where important changes will be implemented to the current data protection directive. To mention a few it will include increased territorial scope,stricter consent laws, elevated rights and more. According to Forrester report 80% companies will fail to comply with GDPR out of which 50% would choose not to, considering the cost of compliance. Penalties for non-compliance would reach upto €20m or 4% of worldwide annual turnover, whichever is greater. The rise of Cyberwar Taking current cybersecurity scenario into consideration, there are high possibilities 2018 will be the year of international conflict in cyberspace. This may include cyber crimes on government and financial systems or their infrastructure and utilities. Chances are cyber-terrorism groups will target sensitive areas like banks, press, government, law-enforcement and more similar areas. The Ashley Madison attack – which involved attackers threatening to release personal information about users if the site was not shut down – shows that ideological motivated attacks are often very targeted and sophisticated with the goal of data theft and extortion. The attack on Ashley Madison is testament to the fact that companies need to be doing more as attackers become more motivated. You should not be surprised to see cyber-attacks going beyond financial benefits. The coming year can witness cyber crimes which are politically motivated that is designed to acquire intelligence to benefit a particular political entity. These methods can also be used to target electronic voting system in order to control public opinion. These kind of sophisticated attacks are usually well-funded and lead to public chaos. Governments will need to take extensive checks to ensure their network and ecosystem is well protected. Such instances might lead to loss of right to remain anonymous on the web. Like everything else, this move will also have two sides of the coin. Attacking cyber currencies and blockchain systems Since Bitcoin and Blockchain were booming in the year 2017, it becomes a crucial target area for hackers. Chances are attackers may target smaller blockchain systems who opt for weaker cryptographic algorithms to increase performance. On the other hand, the possibility of cryptographic attack against Bitcoin can be minimum. The major worry here would about attacking a block with minimum security practices, but eventually that block could lead to larger blockchain system. One of the major advantage for attackers here is they don’t really need to know who the opposite partner is, as only a verified participant is authorised to execute the trade. Here, trust or risk plays an important part and that is blockchain’s sweet spot. For example: Receiving payments in government issued currencies have higher possibilities of getting caught but there is a higher probability of succeeding in cryptocurrency payments. Well, this may be the end of this article but is not an end to the way things might turn out to be in 2018. We still stand midway through another year and the war of cyberthreats rages. Don’t be surprised to hear something different or new as malicious hackers keep trying newer techniques and methodologies to destroy a system. Related links WPA3: Next-generation Wi-Fi security is here The 10 most common types of DoS attacks you need to know 12 common malware types you should knowlast_img read more

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This is Europes least visited country but also one of its most

first_img Thursday, September 21, 2017 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> This is Europe’s least visited country but also one of its most beautiful NEW YORK — Anyone who’s ever been to Europe during the peak summer months is familiar with long lineups and huge crowds. But there’s still one country that’s refreshingly still void of tourists and yet boasts spectacular medieval fortresses, gorgeous mountain views and delectable food: San Marino.According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, this micro-state located in north-central Italy welcomed the fewest amount of tourists in 2016, with just 60,000. But this doesn’t mean the country isn’t worth visiting – on the contrary, with so few tourists and so many beautiful attractions, now is the best time to visit.Guaita, the First Tower of San MarinoCentral square of San MarinoKnown for its cliff-top castles, San Marino is the world’s fifth smallest independent country, measuring just 61 square kilometres. Within its borders, it’s home to such jaw-dropping sights as Guaita, an iconic 11th-century fortress perched atop Monte Titano (San Marino’s highest peak), De La Fratta, a historic tower featuring a small weapons museum, Palazzo Pubblico, where the changing of the guard takes place every day, and the imposing Basilica di San Marino, built in the early 19th century and home to the relics of St. Marinus.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesThere are also several noteworthy museums for history buffs, like the Wax Museum, which contains 100 wax figures of historical character, and the Museum of Curiosities, where visitors can marvel over such oddities as 60-centimetre clogs and the world’s longest fingernails.So if your clients are looking to travel off the beaten path in Europe, be sure to tell them about San Marino. But tell them to go quickly, because chances are this ‘hidden’ gem won’t stay hidden for long.center_img Tags: Italy Share Posted bylast_img read more

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In keeping with Arcosantis traditional eventnigh

first_imgIn keeping with Arcosanti’s traditional event-night experience, the evening began at 5 pm with an after-hours tour of Arcosanti, this time led by Arcosanti’s ecotourism coordinator, naturalist Anne-Marie Vaduva. [photo: Steven Bochinski, text: Kate Bemesderfer] At 6 pm, attendees gathered in the Cafe at Arcosanti for a sold-out 6-course meal created by Chef M. Ali Sadiqi and his team of dedicated staff and volunteers.  With a menu of such culinary delights as classic Caprese sald with Arcosanti basil, fresh trout, roast potatoes with truffle oil, and a sweet polenta souffle with chocolate-hazelnut sauce, it was a full house of satisfied palettes![photo: Conrad Strano-Mcanany, text: Kate Bemesderfer] This year’s Vivaldi Festival brought together a wonderful array of performers and artists: soprano Eileen Mager, pianist GayNell Cronin, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, painter Jim Covarrubius, Terpiscore Dance Company, Zona Flamenca with Bernadette Gaxiola, and glass artists Joshua Dopp and Brigid O’Malley.[photo: Conrad Strano-Mcanany, text: Kate Bemesderfer] May 21, 2014On Saturday, May 17th, Arcosanti hosted the 17th edition of the Arizona Vivaldi Festival, an annual event presented by Arts Renaissance Initiative.  The festival began earlier this month with events in Phoenix, is a celebration of “the maestro’s magic in song, dance, dinner and glass.” [photo: Sue Kirsch, text: Kate Bemesderfer] Following dinner, guests had the opportunity to see a live Venetian glassblowing demonstration (and a rare glimpse inside the Arcosanti Lab Building) with Joshua Dopp and his Highway Hotshop, a portable glass studio.  Josh’s demonstration highlighted a weekend of glass-working activities at Arcosanti that included his 3-day workshop and fellow glass artist Brigid O’Malley’s afternoon presentation on architectural glass–keep an eye out for a glass workshop with Brigid at Arcosanti this fall.  As part of the evening, one of Joshua’s pieces was raffled off to raise funds for the Arcosanti community–the lucky winner turned out to be one of the stars of the festival, Eileen Mager! More about the glass workshop in Friday, 5/23/2014 report.[photo: Conrad Strano-Mcanany, text: Kate Bemesderfer]Around 7:30, the audience settled into the Colly Soleri Music Center Amphitheater for the concert itself, which began with a tribute to Paolo Soleri from festival organizer and ARI founder Michel Sarda. With great humor and scholarship, Eileen Mager guided the audience through a selection of Vivaldi arias, Terpiscore Dance Company transformed orchestral pieces into modern movement, Thula Ngwenyama enchanted us with her Stradivarius renditions of several works, Zona Flamenca infused classical music with the energy and passion of flamenco, and Jim Covarrubius created an original painting (also raffled off to a lucky audience member at the end of the night) live onstage as the concert unfolded.[photo: Steven Bochinski, text: Kate Bemesderfer]With its unique constellation of inter-disciplinary, cross-cultural and trans-historical interpretations of one of the world’s great composers, the Arizona Vivaldi Festival remains one of Arcosanti’s premiere events–we look forward to next year’s iteration![photo: Steven Bochinski, text: Kate Bemesderfer]last_img read more

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