Bonus in the bag

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Bolick, who exploded for 50 points the last time the two teams met last month, had 11 points this time, but the mercurial guard also dished out nine assists, opening up opportunities for teammates, particularly Jayvee Mocon, whose double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds led the way for San Beda.The Lions can lock up the top seeding if they sweep their next two games, which also include a duel with the dangerous Perpetual Help Altas, who nearly scored an upset in their first round meeting.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 Chriss“We just have to use these last elimination round games to simulate the feel of the playoffs,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “We have to treat these games seriously and get momentum heading into the Final Four.”Mocon shared Fernandez’s sentiment: “We have to use this win as a springboard for the Lyceum game especially for our bench players.” Lyceum also secured a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs after a 77-64 triumph over St. Benilde, which bowed out of contention for a Final Four spot after dropping to 8-8.The Pirates’ victory automatically gave Perpetual Help the last spot in the Final Four.The Pirates leaned on CJ Perez and Reymar Caduyac down the stretch to put away the Blazers.Perez, who struggled against Letran on Tuesday, had 17 points, while Caduyac scored six of his 10 points in the final two minutes for the Pirates, who face the Lions in their final elimination round assignment next week.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES San Beda didn’t need an eye-popping performance this time from Robert Bolick.But the Red Lions proved dominant just the same as they pummeled the Arellano Chiefs, 90-52, on Thursday night to clinch a twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four of the NCAA Season 94 basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix, SMB in key faceoff View commentslast_img read more

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San Gorgonio’s season cut short

first_img“They played the same way they did the first time we played them, except they had 15 games to improve on,” San G. coach Ty Stockham said. “They play tough nose total defense.” San G. got within five points when Julius Armon made a long 3-pointer to make it 30-25 with 35 seconds left in the half. Armon led the Spartans with 15 points, getting 10 points in the second quarter. Senior Alex Jacobs, who had a 19-point per game average entering the contest, was held scoreless in his last game for San G. by the Nighthawks’ relentless man-to-man defense. “It’s just sad that it had to end this way,” Jacobs said. “We put so much time in. We had high expectations, but I’d have to say overall it was a lot of fun.” Junior Marcus Williams scored 14 points and Knox finished with 10 points and seven rebounds for San G. San G. (19-8) managed to get within 58-53 when Regis Knox connected on a 3-pointer with 2:24 left in the game, but Murrieta Valley hit 7 of 7 free throws in the final minute to clinch the win and advance to a first-round playoff game at Redlands on Friday. The Spartans defeated Murrieta Valley 66-57 in December. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img SAN BERNARDINO – Sophomore Bryce Lenhart scored 27 points and helped Murrieta Valley defeat San Gorgonio 68-58 in a CIF-Division II-AA boys basketball wild-card playoff game Wednesday. Murrieta Valley (17-10) increased its lead to 45-27 after Zack Sewitsky hit two 3-pointers early in the third quarter. Sewitsky finished with 16 points. last_img read more

DTI secures R28bn in investment

first_img20 April 2011The Department of Trade and Industry has helped to conclude R28-billion in investment in South Africa’s economy and aims to facilitate R115-billion in investment over the next few years, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.Briefing journalists in Cape Town on Tuesday following his budget vote speech in Parliament, Davies said the R115-billion target was part of a performance agreement that he signed with President Jacob Zuma last year.Davies said that of the R28-billion which had already been committed, R13-billion was in the automotive sector, with much of the remainder in business-process services.There had also been plenty of interest in infrastructure projects and “green” industries, he said.Investment partnersHe said Trade Investment South Africa (Tisa) had offices across the world which helped to facilitate investment deals, and in some cases Davies himself met with potential investors.“When we go abroad with these state visits, we convey to investors from other countries we are visiting information about the investment climate in South Africa,” he said.The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as well as the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) played a critical role in investments, he said, both financially and in terms of their partnership value.Davies said the department and the President’s Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) advisory council were also debating how to strengthen links between small and big businesses by overhauling the enterprise development element.Strengthening big, small business linksUnder the BEE scorecard, businesses that assist black-empowered or black-owned enterprises with mentoring or business support, grants, interest-free loans or early payment, can score BEE points.Davies said the current debate was whether to take away points from the overall scorecard for not supporting black businesses.He said the private sector needed to be more actively involved in supporting black entrepreneurs, rather than handing money over to a fund or incubator that then carried out a support intervention on their behalf.“In Asia, you find that small and big businesses have a symbiotic relationship, and big businesses get a lot of input from small businesses, and then you don’t want a lot of bad inputs, so you actually work to ensure that your suppliers are able to improve their capacity, their technology,” Davies said.Improving small business supportIn his budget vote speech, Davies said the department had set up an advisory group to help improve the government’s small business support (SMME) programmes.He said the ramping up of incubation programmes had already been identified as a move that would benefit small enterprises, but he said partnerships would have to be cemented.“We will accordingly be seeking more active partnerships with business, and are looking at ways to tweak BBBEE programmes, as well as direct SMME programmes to develop the necessary synergies.”He said the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) was planning to roll out support for 250 incubation schemes over the next five years, as the first phase towards a target of 1 000 small business incubators.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Movember means MUST-cache

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Article written by Janelle SaylorIncognito ammo canAs men around the world started to grow their facial hair in honor of Movember, we wondered about mustache-themed caches, trackables, coins, and geocachers that could be out there. And we found facial hair from a can is pretty popular. Most geocaches encourage people to use a mustache in the geocache to share a picture of themselves, stache’d up, on the geocache page. Here are some of our furriest finds:‘Stache Caches:GC415QR Movember – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada GC57VAQ Moustache Cache – Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States TB5XQY3 “the Mustache made me do it” traveled 3,392 miles before finally landing on the upper lip of its owner TB4XPHF – Ridiculously Large MustacheGeocoins:Oh these soup strainers are clever…TB665G3 Geocoin Club November 2013 – Movember Geocoin even comes with a handy spot for inserting a “photo-op” stick. GC3F6P2: Facial Hair – Redmond, Washington, United States And finally, no blog about geo-staches would be complete without an honorary mention of Mr. and Mrs. Mysterious, aka TheVillans who bill themselves as, “the most feared geocaching team on the planet!!!” This dastardly duo caches in disguise leaving a comic book and a calling card in their wake. Muhahahaha!!TheVillansHow do you Must-cache? Share your photos in the comments and tell us about your fall-foliage and folic-y fun. :-{) SharePrint RelatedTake a stachie with a mustCACHEOctober 31, 2016In “Community”Nottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug RaceSeptember 12, 2011In “Community”Shop Geocaching April 2012 NewsletterApril 2, 2012In “GeoTours” Trackables:What about “a’sttaching” one to a Travel Bug then acquiring a few fun photos along the way?TB214CA PCTM – Picture Crazy Travel Mustachelast_img read more

Samsung Makes A Big Play for the Mobile Enterprise

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now alex williams Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Samsung is taking aggressive steps to reach deep into the enterprise with plans for a suite of mobile collaboration applications and partnerships with the likes of Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and a host of others.The collaborative tools including enterprise email, instant messaging security, mobile device management, unified communications, customer relationship management, salesforce automation and business intelligence.Samsung is working with its channel partners to provide the applications. It’s another form of bundling, really, providing options for what products an enterprise customer may want to include on devices for its employees.Partners include Cisco, Formotus, Microsoft, Spring Wireless, Sybase and Wipro. Oracle, SAP and IBM are expected to be added later this year. The approach allows people, for instance to use Ciscco’s WebEx for mobile conferencing. According to, Samsung will release the devices this year as it makes deals with mobile carriers. The company will also support Android on some of the devices. Additionally, Samsung will offer offer enterprise applications on the LiMo platform and its own Bada mobile operating system.The mobile market seem to be getting religion. Application environments are emerging. The Alcatel-Lucent news is a case in point. Carriers puffed their chests at the World Mobile Congress by offering their own platform they call the “Wholesale ApplicationsCommunity,” intended to be a write-once, read anywhere environment.It’s striking how long it has take the mobile industry to catch up. Samsung seems to be taking a bit more of a modern approach with its partnerships. Regardless, it’s clear that 2010 is the year of the mobile enterprise. Tags:#enterprise#news#Products last_img read more

What’s Up With WhatsApp: Big Growth, Big Questions

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts brian proffitt Tags:#messaging#whatsapp Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is claiming that his company’s popular messaging app has more monthly users than Twitter and conveys more messages than Facebook.At the D: Dive Into Mobile conference Tuesday, Koum told attendees that WhatsApp currently processes eight billion inbound and 12 billion outbound messages… daily. If these stats are accurate, WhatsApp’s traffic is twice as high as Facebook’s estimated 10 billion messages per day. Koum also claimed that WhatsApp had more than Twitter’s estimated 200 million users per month, though he didn’t go into detail.In a lot of ways, this success makes sense. First, WhatsApp is pretty much the most-used platform-independent messaging app, sitting on a variety of mobile platforms. Having a communication platform that can chat indiscriminately between iOS, Android and BlackBerry users is definitely going to attract a lot of interest.The cost doesn’t hurt, either. The app itself is free on Android, with unlimited service for free the first year. After that, it’s $0.99/year for the service, which is still unlimited. iOS users have to plunk down the 99 cents for their app up front.Defining SuccessKoum’s comparison to Twitter is interesting, but it’s really just apples and oranges, since Twitter has never really taken off as a real-time two-way messaging service. It’s more of a broadcast-something-and-sometimes-have-brief-interactions service.The Facebook comparison, though, is far more interesting. Facebook Messenger is a perfect gateway mobile app, one of the better ways to get users engaged with Facebook on mobile devices. If WhatsApp is eclipsing Facebook, that’s a lot of traffic Facebook is missing.Is WhatsApp really on top? There are other cross-platform messaging services, notably Skype and Google Talk. Skype seems to be enjoying a very nice growth rate with voice-over-Internet traffic, but it is not clear how the Microsoft-owned service’s text-based messaging traffic is faring.Google Talk is well-integrated with Android and other platforms, too, but Google’s whole messaging system may be undergoing a unification with the hush-hush Babel Project. So, we’ll have to wait and see what will come of that, if anything.(Check out The Anti-SMS: Kik Texting App Adds Image/Video Sharing.)Then there are independent services like Kik that directly compete with WhatsApp, some offering the ability to share such things as video and sketches in addition to text.Signs On The HorizonWhatsApp’s success has been noticed, too. Last winter, the company was the subject of possible acquisition rumors by Facebook and Google. The company denied those rumors, but there’s still a lot of interest in such an acquisition, since the instant-growth of that kind of messaging traffic would be a very nice boost for either company.(See WhatsApp Denies Facebook Deal Rumor – But It Still Makes Sense.)Ultimately, that could be a mistake, since if WhatsApp users wanted to use Facebook or Google to communicate via text messages, they probably already would. I have a sense that following any acquisition, WhatsApp might see a big decline in user numbers – especially if the new owner were to impose ads as a monetization scheme.Messaging has always been a difficult service to figure out. Users are confronted with closed, competing networks and have to decide which services they need to subscribe to so they can communicate with the most friends and family. Unified messaging clients are out there, but none will take care of every service. The loyalty to a given apps seems to always depend more on how many contacts are in-network than features of the app itself, especially when cost is taken out of the equation.WhatsApp seems to be enjoying its success for now, but how will it fare when the Next Big Thing comes along to capture the fickle attentions of messaging users or the user’s friends? The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Audio Cast with Rose Straeter MA, RLC, IBCLC and Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski

first_imgThis post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn. by Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDNWhat a great webinar, April 26 with Rose Marie Straeter, MA, RLC, IBCLC Breastfeeding-Nature’s Best.If you missed this webinar, you could still obtain CPEU by listening to the recording located on the event page.Listen to this audio chat with Rose Marie Straeter, MA, RLC, IBCLC  and Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski to get insight into how to help your clients feel comfortable breastfeeding.Rose Straeter audio cast with Dr. Karen Chapman-NovakofskiThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirms its recommendation of breastfeeding exclusively for six months. After six months infant foods can be introduced with breastfeeding continuing for one year. Breastfeeding and human milk are the standards for infant feeding and nutrition.  According to the AAP, breastfeeding results in improved infant and maternal health outcomes.The Center for Disease Control (CDC) “Breastfeeding Report Card” highlights the progress of achieving the breastfeeding goals outlined in Healthy People 2010 and 2020.  The overall rate of breastfeeding according to National Immunization Survey data are 75%. However, this varies significantly by sociodemographic and cultural differences.  The breastfeeding rate of the Hispanic or Latino population was 80.65%, the non-Hispanic or African American population was 58.1%.  The rate of breastfeeding in low-income mothers receiving Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was 67.5% but with higher income mothers the rate was 84.6%.  Mothers younger than 20 years were less likely to breastfeed than a mother over 30.With all the benefits of breastfeeding, how do we as providers encourage mothers to breastfeed?References:American Academy of Pediatrics, March 2012, Volume  129/Issue 3 Policy Statement Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk.   accessed April 28, 2016last_img read more

Blast in firecracker unit kills 8

first_imgEight persons died and five were injured in an explosion in a firecracker manufacturing factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Budaun district, police said on Friday.The factory is located at village Rasulpur under the Civil Lines area of the district, 275 km from the State capital.“Seven persons were confirmed dead in the explosion,” said SSP Ashok Kumar. A police statement later updated the figure to eight.The factory had a licence to manufacture firecrackers, the officer said. The explosion caused the roof of the small factory to collapse on the workers inside, police said. The dead included the operator Sanju, 40.A government spokesperson said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had announced ₹2 lakh ex-gratia compensation for the families of the deceased and ₹50,000 for the grievously injured.last_img read more