Earlier, Kenneth Tuzon delivered the late winner as University of Santo Tomas nailed the remaining semis slot with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Far Eastern University.A native of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, Tuzon scored his first goal of the season from a set piece in the 89th minute to power the Growling Tigers to victory.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 returnNow at 20 points, UST’s victory also eliminated idle National University (16) in the process.“We have lapses,” said Tigers coach Marjo Allado. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo clinched the top ranking in the Final Four while bundling out fierce rival De La Salle out of contention with a 2-0 victory Sunday night in the UAAP Season 79 men’s football tournament at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. A Julian Roxas’ 38th minute screamer and a stoppage time goal by rookie Sam Lim were enough for the Blue Eagles to regain their winning ways while showing the Green Archers the exit door.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball01:40Filipinos 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 MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Pero ang pinaka-importante dito ay naka-goal kami at naka-three points. We to address our deficiencies in our next game,” he added. The victory put Ateneo firmly ahead on top with 32 points. De La Salle, meanwhile, ended a streak of four straight Final Four appearances as it stayed in sixth with 15.The Tamaraws opened the scoring in the 24th minute courtesy of Mark Arranguez before Renz Gumban’s third goal of the season 11 minutes later forced the equalizer for the Tigers. ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town TNT finding ways to win despite struggles View comments
…with blinders on As we can see, the field appears to be getting rather crowded in the political sweepstakes! “Appears”!! By the time nomination day rolls around, 80% of the newbies will fall by the wayside on account of their inability to garner even the minimum number of signatures (150) in six of our 10 regions to endorse them!! But what’s troubling is that, while promising alternatives to the two big boys on the block, the newbies just insist that whatever the latter do, they can do better! Fight corruption better; create jobs better; be more gender-andyouth- sensitive, and so on, and so forth. But, from where your Eyewitness is standing, they’re missing the point. Did they ever think they may need to present a completely new paradigm from that wherein the PPP and PNC have been operating?? When Jagan appeared on the scene in the 1940s, there were all sorts of politicians already entrenched. But he looked around and realised that the new circumstance of universal franchise would shake up the old premises of politics, and he offered a new vision to incorporate the folks who’d been ignored up to then: the poor and the powerless, who now had something of value – their votes. What is the new vision of these new political wannabees to deal with the new political reality?? And what is that reality, you ask, dear reader?? Well, duh!! Just look at the news from across the world on your TV screens. See all those protests? They may have different local proximate causes, but they all boil down to the fact that the neo-liberal paradigm which had swept the globe from the 1980s has collapsed, and confusion and disorder now reign. As Gramsci noted apropos an earlier world crisis, “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” The “new” will be born only when a new vision is articulated to deal with the specific challenges roiling so many countries. Look at the protests in Chile, where the neoliberal prescriptions of “liberalisation, privatisation and stabilisation” were first unleashed. They first produced the dictator Pinochet, who killed thousands before the Holy Grail of “growth” at any cost was achieved. But, as in the other countries where the medicine was tried, there WAS growth – but at a price – severe inequalities! So while the middle class has increased, 1% of the population in Chile owns 25 percent of the wealth generated in the country!! And imagine, it’s even worse in the US!! With oil coming, where’s the new vision to prevent that happening here? …or hardball? The PNC don’t mind taking candy from a baby, nor do they mind kicking folks who’re already on the ground. As your Eyewitness showed yesterday, they practise the hardball politics of Machiavelli! Imagine, with the full panoply of AFC execs — including two sitting ministers of the Government and one former minister — declaring that the negotiations between their party and the PNC had stalled over the PM candidate, the chief negotiator for the PNC — Volda Lawrence — flatly told them she didn’t know what the hell they were talking about. Using Machiavelli’s advice to find plausible excuses for lying, Volda “only-PNC-friends” Lawrence explained that, constitutionally, Granger’s the President, and HE gets to choose his PM. Never mind the agreements. She reiterated Granger’s earlier statement: that he was “open to suggestions from all partners”!! So now a new list of six names will be suggested, and we know who Granger will choose, don’t we? The PNC person he always had in mind!! Lawrence assured the AFC that, “We’ll come out stronger than ever”. “We”, of course, is the PNC!! …with sugar GuySuCo’s falling so far behind its projected target that there’s got to be more in the mortar than the pestle can pound. Unmet targets mean no Annual Production Incentive (API) payouts for sugar workers, and that means they’ll have a very bleak Christmas. Take that, PPP supporters!!
After listening to a bail submission by Defence Attorney Euclin Gomes for Nikita Poole, the Kitty woman who was early last month reportedly found with ganga hidden in her pillow, Magistrate Judy Latchman further remanded her to prison.Poole was taken into Police custody and later charged when Police allegedly found the cannabis hidden in her pillow during a raid in the area.The 24-year-old woman, of Stanley Place, Kitty, Georgetown, denied that the drug found belonged to her when she first appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan. It is alleged that she had 252.5 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking on August 8, 2017.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore had told the Court that Police were at the time conducting a raid when Poole’s premises were searched.The woman reportedly attempted to hide the ganga in her pillow; however, it was unearthed by the law enforcement officers.As such, she was arrested and charged with the present offence and was remanded on her first court appearance.In requesting bail for his client, Gomes told the Court that Poole was not a flight risk and would not fail to report to the Police Station if it was a condition of her bail.However, the request was denied and Poole was further remanded to prison. The case will continue on September 29.
CHICAGO – Treating a mother’s depression can help prevent it and other disorders in her child, say researchers in a provocative study that may influence family health care. It’s the first time doctors have documented what might seem like common sense, but the results have potentially big public health implications, the study authors and other experts say. “It’s a very dramatic and important finding,” said co-author Dr. A. John Rush, a psychiatry professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Depression runs in families and has a strong genetic component, but environmental factors can trigger it. Results indicate that for children of depressed mothers, that trigger is sometimes their mothers’ illness acting up, said lead author Myrna Weissman, a researcher at Columbia University and New York Psychiatric Institute. Effective treatment for mothers could mean their children might avoid the need for prescription antidepressants, the researchers said. “Depressed parents should be treated vigorously. It’s a two-fer – the impact is not only on them but it’s also on their children,” Weissman said. In the study, those children whose mothers’ depression disappeared during three months of treatment were much less likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety or behavior problems than those whose mothers did not improve. The results are “very plausible and very convincing and very useful,” said Dr. Nada Stotland, vice president of the American Psychiatric Association and a psychiatry professor at Rush Medical College in Chicago. “Our society gives a lot of lip service to how important mothers are, but in fact we don’t always appreciate just how profound their effects on their children are,” said Stotland, who was not involved in the study. While mothers often tend to put their own needs last, this research “is a good argument for them to take care of themselves first,” she said. “It’s a little like putting your own oxygen mask on first on the airplane. If you can’t breathe, you can’t help anybody.” The study appears in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association and involved 114 women assessed after three months of treatment. Of the 114 child participants, aged 11 to 12 on average, 68 had no psychiatric disorder when their mothers began treatment. Thirty-eight women went into complete remission from depression during treatment, which for most was Forest Laboratories’ antidepressant Celexa. Forest supplied the drug and several study authors have financial ties to other antidepressant makers, but the study was funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Vincent Aboubakar celebrated with the opposition on Wednesday night 1 Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar is making headlines for all the wrong reasons – he went and celebrated his team’s defeat on Wednesday night.That’s got to hurt…The Portuguese side lost 3-1 to Besiktas, in their Champions League group stage opener, and the 25-year-old Cameroon forward went to celebrate with the Turkish team instead of his own.Aboubakar spent last season on loan at Besiktas – hence the link – but his current teammates are sure to be more than a bit disappointed at his actions.His return to training could be very awkward. Check out the video below.
1 Adrien Silva remains ineligible for Leicester despite signing for the Premier League club on deadline day Adrien Silva has returned to his homeland as the Portugal international remains unable to play for Leicester City.Silva, the midfielder, is not allowed to train with the Foxes after FIFA blocked his £22m switch from Sporting Lisbon because his documentation was received by the FA 14 seconds after the transfer deadline passed.Leicester are still yet to hear whether the deal will be ratified and Silva will continue to sit out when they host Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.The 28-year-old has trained with the fitness coaches as the club formalise an appeal but Silva has returned home for now.Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare said: “He has gone back to Portugal for the time being. He is an expecting father so he spent a bit of time with his family at the weekend. Then we will see what the process brings from now on.“The conversations I’ve had with him so far are very brief but of course in the back of his mind the World Cup will be a concern. But I think he is more interested in finding the right solution for here and now.”To add to Shakespeare’s selection issues Jamie Vardy is a major doubt for the Foxes after coming off in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Huddersfield.The striker suffered a groin injury after scoring the equaliser from the spot and may not play with Liverpool due to return to the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.Shakespeare said: “Jamie hasn’t trained, we’ll give him every opportunity. He has a tight groin and he has had continuous treatment since. He won’t be one to risk so we’ll assess it tomorrow.”
A satellite image of the deep-water Port of Ngqura, and the surrounding infrastructure of the Coega Industrial Development Zone. (Image: Google Earth)South Africa’s new deep-water harbour, the port of Ngqura near Port Elizabeth, launched operations last week when its first commercial customer, the MSC Catania, docked at the port.The port is an integral part of the Coega Industrial Development Zone, a new initiative that aims to boost the regional economy of the Eastern Cape province.The 300-metre long and 13-metre deep ship was used to test vessel operators’ skills in offloading and handling containers. After months in training, two teams of operators – with a third on standby – succeeded at their first commercial offloading, using the port’s state-of-the-art Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes. The MSC Catania loaded and off-loaded 275 containers, with an average of 19 containers handled per hour.“We are pleased to report that it was all smooth sailing today in terms of portside operations at Ngqura,” Tau Morwe, chief executive of Transnet Port Terminals, said after the inauguration on 4 October.“This experimental start-up indicates we are ready to take the port to the next level.” Transnet Port Terminals is a division of Transnet, the parastatal company that runs South Africa’s national transport infrastructure.Alleviating container congestionThe Ngqura Port, which lies at the mouth of the Coega River in Algoa Bay, is the country’s eighth and latest commercial port development.It has an advantage over other ports in Africa in that it is a deep-water port with a depth of between 16 and 18 metres. This means it can accommodate new generation container vessels and will allow Transnet to increase capacity for container volumes.The improved infrastructure will relieve container congestion in the South African port system, while attracting additional transhipment cargo. Transnet says the new port is the solution to South Africa’s lack of container capacity that has been strained by a considerable growth in container traffic.A Transnet statement explained that the Ngqura container terminal will have the capacity to accommodate “Ultra-Mega” ships carrying 6 000 to 10 000 TEUs – 20-foot equivalent units, a measure used for capacity in container transport. It will be able to handle more than 100 container moves per ship working hour, with sufficient stack and berth capacity to cater for future growth up to 2-million TEUs. The terminal also boasts good inland connectivity for import and export traffic through road and rail.Transnet has to date invested more than R10 billion (US$1.36-billion) to develop the state-of-the-art port and associated infrastructure. This includes a world class two-berth container terminal (and a further two berths under construction), a two-berth multipurpose terminal and a one-berth liquid bulk terminal.The new port is also a safer alternative for ships wanting to avoid the Somalia coast, which has recently been plagued by pirates.It could also serve as a “feeder” or “loading centre” for other destinations. The container node would function as a hub where large freight ships could unload their cargo for further distribution by road, sea or rail to other destinations in Africa.Economic development and tradeThe port is considered the most modern harbour in Africa. Although sub-Saharan Africa has a number of smaller ports, these are only suitable for medium-sized ships. It will not only boost the economy of the Eastern Cape; it is also an important development for trade in South Africa and the rest of Africa as a whole.Building economist Dr Johan Snyman said the new harbour development is a rare construction project. Although the upgrading of some of South Africa’s other harbours is underway, Ngqura is the first new harbour development in many years.Rob Jeffrey, a director and senior economist at Econometrix, said that the promotion of industrial development at the Coega Industrial Development Zone would have a considerable impact on the underdeveloped Eastern Cape. It is likely to boost the gross regional product of the province and significantly increase growth in the Nelson Mandela Metro area, the broader municipality into which Port Elizabeth falls.“This is substantial for such a relatively underdeveloped area, which is currently heavily reliant on the motor industry,” Jeffrey said.He added that the development could also lead to a permanent increase in skills in the economy, particularly in local communities.“It would affect a substantial number of people faced with few alternatives in a province with an extremely high unemployment rate, which has been measured in excess of 25%. The unemployment rate in adjacent Greater Motherwell has been placed at over 30%.” Motherwell is a sprawling urban settlement outside Port Elizabeth that also forms part of the Nelson Mandela Metro.The port development will also directly create employment in the region. Transnet Port Terminals said in a statement that R4-billion (US$490-million) invested by 2002 created employment for 50 627 people – the equivalent of 12.6 jobs per R1-million (US$123 000) invested.For the R5.1-billion (US$625-million) spent by 2007, 66 213 jobs had been created, this time 12.9 jobs for each R1-million invested. To date, almost R9.8-billion (US$1.2-billion) has been invested in the Ngqura port.The port development also holds positive secondary benefits for other product groups such as agriculture, fishing, construction, transport (including storage), financial and business services, electricity and gas as well as wholesale and retail business.Jeffrey pointed out that Coega and its port is ideally located to kick-start local and regional economic development of the area. He explained that some of the planned projects within the Coega development are capital-intensive and technologically advanced. This will result in an inflow of skilled people to the province and substantial education, training, upgrading of skills and development of small businesses.“This will contribute to population growth and wealth generation, the benefits of which flows down into the less skilled population,” he said. The developments will also cause an increase in purchasing power, as the average remuneration per worker of such large projects is generally higher than the region’s average.He cites Richards Bay as an example of the Coega’s potential impact in the region in years to come. Richards Bay evolved over a period of 30 years from a small fishing village into one of South Africa’s premier industrial districts. Today, together with the nearby town of Empangeni, it has a total population exceeding 50 000. The area has over 5 000 businesses, is the third most important region in KwaZulu-Natal and has had an economic growth rate higher than the average for the country and the province.“This gives an indication of the type of expansion that can take place once the initial key industries are in place and act as a nucleus or a magnet, which can attract other upstream and downstream industries,” Jeffrey said.Power tugsTransnet has also announced that the deep-water port is expecting the delivery of one of its three new tugboats in mid-October this year. Currently, it is undergoing sea trials in the Port of Durban. An additional two new tugboats will also be delivered in April and May next year. Each tugboat has an approximate cost of R120-million, and capable of a 70-ton bollard pull. They are regarded as the most powerful harbour tugs in South Africa.Rail operationsRail operations at the new port have also received a stamp of approval. In September, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) ran a test train on the Ngqura main line, and was declared safe for operations.According to a statement from TFR, this is an important step in preparation for the planned commercial launch of the new port and its container terminal this month.TFR is still confident that all its operations are on target for the completion of the Ngqura rail terminal, marshalling yard, and main line construction to the hinterland. There are currently four operational lines in the marshalling yard and the remaining five should be available by March next year. The new marshalling yard infrastructure can accommodate up to six trains daily per direction, and the hinterland will have a design capacity of two trains per day. The hinterland capacity will be increased as volumes increase, depending on financial and business viability.The rail route will connect the new port to the City Deep rail terminal in Johannesburg in Gauteng province via Beaconsfield in the Northern Cape. Transnet has refurbished 400 container wagons and will utilise its 7E locomotive fleet for traffic on the line, which has a designed capacity of six trains per day, each with 50 wagons.
marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The rel=”me” link, for example, has enabled services like the Google Social Graph API to string together semantically marked-up profile pages owned by a single person across multiple different sites and social networks. That makes it easy to draw a picture of who a person is across different services they use, because their profile pages link out to their blogs or Twitter accounts, for example, using the rel=”me” link relation.That kind of cross-site functionality could be built for everything from bookmarks to content licenses to payments and more if the IETF’s new web link relations markup proliferates. Tags:#news#NYT#Semantic Web#web The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has published a Request for Comment on a proposed standard for link relations across multiple web formats. From rel=”stylesheet” to rel=”bookmark,” rel=”payment,” and rel=”me,” according the the consensus of the IETF community members, link relations are now first class citizens with a centralized Registry where they can be found. The IETF is a nearly 25 year-old Internet standards body.What does that mean? “Web linking is the most fundamental web building block,” says Yahoo! standards wonk Eran Hammer-Lahav. “Typed links – links with a clear semantic meaning – existed on the web since the very beginning, but for the most part lacked any generally acceptable definition… Agreeing on what a link type means across formats is critical for a semantically rich web, in which links are used to provide a richer user experience, as well as better search and automation features.”Above: Seven of the forty two Link Relations currently included in the RegistryIETF RFC 5988 is the document authored by Yahoo’s Mark Nottingham for the IETF that explains the standard and this is the registry where you can find the 42 relations that have been accepted so far. Hammer-Lahav continues:“What the new RFC does is establish a registry and a simple process for defining new link relation types across formats (HTML5, XRD, Microformats, HTTP headers, ATOM, etc.).“What is important about the new registry is its lightweight approach, allowing most stable documents to be used as reference specifications for new relation types. The process is used as a sanity check, and not as another bureaucracy slowing down innovation.”Hammer-Lahav says the HTML5 community has been particularly active in submitting Rels for inclusion in the registry. See also the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group’s HTML5 rel directory. (Details)Rich links, expressed across multiple languages, in a standardized semantic format, promise to act as a platform where programatic analysis can be performed on scale – making it far easier than ever before to bring together diverse resources from all around the web to create new experiences for application users.Below: The Firefox extension Identify uses the rel=”me” code to string together all the social networks a person uses when looking at their profile on a single network. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Louisiana is known for a lot of great things—think seafood and southern Hospitality—but the state is also becoming a hotbed of healthcare IT development. The nickname Silicon Bayou has been tossed around a few times to describe the great innovation going on in the region. For example, the second CajunCodeFest kicks off tonight in Lafayette and will be the largest healthcare developer forum in the United States. Last year, more than 275 people attended the event, with 115 participants from 15 states and three countries. This year, teams from all over the country are expected to participate in the 27-hour coding competition that provides participants the opportunity to transform “data” into healthcare solutions. The data released will be used to create solutions that encourage patients to “Own your Own Health” to make knowledgeable and informed decisions about their healthcare. Heavy hitters from the health IT world will be on hand, including Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Intel is proud to be a sponsor and it should be a great event that moves healthcare information technology forward. Follow us on Twitter @IntelHealthIT as we will be live tweeting and sharing photos, and watch for a recap after the event that will hightlight the winners and innovative technology. The hashtag is #CCF2. What questions do you have?
Today I begin a series of blogs which take an in-depth look at the issues surrounding what is commonly known as ‘Bring Your Own Device’, with a focus on the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector in EMEA. Bring Your Own Device or BYOD, is the catch-all phrase attributed to the use of personal technology devices in a corporate environment for business use.I’ll look at the scale of BYOD in specific territories, get under the skin of exactly why this trend has taken off over the past few years and dig into the detail of the opportunities and costs of allowing a BYOD culture to develop within your healthcare setting. I’ll conclude the series with some practical advice on how advances in technology can help you safeguard your systems and data. I’d also be interested to get your views too (leave a comment below or tweet us via @intelhealth), whether you’re a clinician working at the sharp end of care delivery and benefiting from using a personal device at work, or you’re an IT administrator tackling the often thorny and complex issue of implementing a BYOD policy in your organisation.Cost of Data Breaches in EMEAProviding context to the scale of BYOD across EMEA inevitably means looking at the cost of data breaches but I’d stress that not all of the consequences of allowing BYOD are negative, as I’ll explain in a later blog. A great point of reference though is the Ponemon Institute, which has produced detailed reports on the cost of data security breaches for many years. £2.54 50% UK 48% £74 Negligence Cause (%) Ave perCapita Cost 31% £95 27% 30% Brazil 21% £98 40% System Biz Process Failures (%) CriminalAttacks (%) 22% 30% 23% £36 £2.21 46% 31% 50% UAE/Saudi Arabia France £104 31% 29% 27% £2.24 £1.32 £0.83 £71 £2.02 38% N/A OrganisationalCost (m) Japan 38% £71 /Germany Australia Country 20% 46% £1.42 *Source: 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study (country specific -. December 2014 – Ponemon InstituteThe table above shows the significant costs associated with data breaches across a number of sectors including pharmaceuticals, energy and public (which includes health). BYOD sits under the term ‘Negligence Cause’ in the table above and for some countries in EMEA it accounts for a significant portion of overall breaches. The organisational costs are significant and reflect not only the consequential increase in investment to safeguard security weaknesses but also fines levied by national and pan-regional government.I’ll drill down into specific examples of Bring Your Own Device in healthcare in more detail in the future but as a brief indicator we know, for example, that in England the National Health Service (NHS) suffered 7,255 personal data breaches over a 3 year period. These breaches of healthcare information security include data being lost, stolen or inappropriately shared with third parties, and in the case of inappropriate sharing this often includes a workaround using a personal device.Opportunities presented by Bring Your Own DeviceThe negative comments around BYOD and associated costs to healthcare organisations as a result of data breaches often mask what are some fantastic upsides. I’m keen to emphasise in this series that with the right security solutions, both at rest and in transit, and across the entire network-client-device continuum, there are significant advantages to healthcare organisations in allowing individuals to use personal devices at work.I hope this first blog has piqued your interest in what is a hot topic within the health and life sciences sector across the EMEA region. If you’ve successfully implemented a BYOD policy in your healthcare organisation or you want to highlight why and how you are using your personal device to deliver better patient care we’d be grateful to hear from you.It would be fantastic to share some great examples from EMEA to help our community learn together. If you want to be the first to know when the next blog in this series will be published then sign-up to our Health and Life Sciences Community.David Houlding, MSc, CISSP, CIPP is a Healthcare Privacy and Security lead at Intel and a frequent blog contributor.Find him on LinkedInOpens in a new windowKeep up with him on TwitterOpens in a new window (@davidhoulding)Check out his previous posts