Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Cone passes up on Jalalon: ‘Ferrer’s the guy we’re looking for’ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Jio Jalalon joins the Star Hotshots during the 2016 PBA Draft. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJio Jalalon is considered as the best collegiate point guard in the draft, but as his professional career starts to unfold the former Arellano University star will soon find himself battling for precious minutes.Star drafted Jalalon with its pick in the special draft and the speedster joins the team’s loaded backcourt that has Paul Lee, Mark Barroca, Justin Melton, and RR Garcia.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus The 24-year-old Jalalon, though, is not the person to look at the negatives and instead just wants to look at the benefits of joining a guard-laden team. “Kahit ang dami naming point guard, siguro kung ano lang ipapagawa sa akin ni coach gagawin ko talaga,” said Jalalon. “Siguro yung malaking experience na gusto kong matutunan lalo na kay Mark Barroca, Paul Lee, RR Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“Gusto kong makuha yung mga techniques nila.”And just as any other draftee, Jalalon is just ecstatic he’ll get to put on a PBA jersey in few weeks time. We are young EDITORS’ PICK “Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam kasi dati ito yung team na pinapanood ko talaga nung nandoon pa si Tim Cone, kaya sobrang saya ko na kinuha nila ako,” said Jalalon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas View comments
27 November 2012 Two South African sparkling wines, Pongracz Rose Brut and Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rose, made it onto the top 10 “Best Sparkling Wines in the World” list at the 2012 Effervescents du Monde competition held in Dijon, France earlier this month. Effervescents du Monde is a competition where over 100 judges select the best sparkling wines from 660 entries coming from 25 countries around the world. The Top 10 2012 actually includes 19 wines as “some wines are rigorously equal” and could not be excluded from the list, Effervescents du Monde said in a statement. The winners were announced at the event hosted from 14 to 16 November. The competition’s ambition is to “award reliable and representative medals each year, reflecting the founding motto of Effervescents du Monde: diversity, quality and high standards”. “In 2012, Spain, Italy and Switzerland obtained many medals. These three countries [were] very closely followed by Brazil, Chile, South Africa and Portugal,” competition organisers said. The competition is in its 10th year, and aims to highlight the efforts made by sparkling wine producers and encourage scientific research and knowledge about these wines. It was certified by the French consumer protection agency and the European Union in 2003. “To be amongst this illustrious line-up of the best sparkling wines in the world in the land of Champagne, is a wonderful recognition for our Pongracz team and we are particularly proud of the recognition for our Rose,” said winemaker Elunda Basson. “The 2012 edition has been a success, with growth in participation showing that there is increasing interest in international, quality-based competitions,” Effervescents du Monde said. SAinfo reporter
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus Tags:#web#Web Office This week Read/WriteWeb will be featuring a series of posts about the Web Office. Let’s start by summarizing what exactly is a Web Office. In a June post we mentioned that a Web Office suite should have, at the least, the following apps in it: email, calendar, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations. These are the core products of Microsoft Office, the dominant office suite package. You could also make a case for apps like contacts manager, task manager or even project management to be in the core products, but we’ll keep things real simple. Here’s how the main Web Office contenders shape up:Web Office Suite: Core Products Note: Zimbra and Microsoft Office Live don’t have separate names for their appsIt’s certainly over-simplifying, but it helps to get a sense of where all the main players are in creating a basic Web Office suite. Google Apps has everything but Presentations, but that is rumored to be here soon after recent acquisitions in that space. Zoho has the most complete offering so far, including many other apps not listed (Meeting, Wiki, etc). Zimbra also has an impressive offering – like Google it is only missing Presentations. ThinkFree has the main productivity apps, but it doesn’t have email or calendar.A note about Microsoft. Currently it has a number of different offerings, all under the ‘Office Live’ banner – there are 7 products listed on this page, including Office Live Premium and Office Live Groove. But as yet, no sign that Microsoft will risk its massive desktop Office revenues, by offering an online office suite. Indeed, that may never happen – as Microsoft attempts to create a desktop/online hybrid around its ‘services’ strategy. There are signs though that Microsoft is at least experimenting – earlier this month they announced a free, ad supported version of Microsoft Works, its ‘lite’ office suite. However it isn’t a browser-based office offering, as was rumored last year.Here’s this week’s poll: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Below is a guest blog from Alice Borrelli, director of Global Healthcare Policy for Intel. During today’s forum, hosted by Intel Corporation, The Aspen Institute and Bipartisan Policy Center, we will discuss how the promise of technology solving society’s complex goals will rely, in part, on how we manage the information explosion. And, nowhere is the challenge more evident than in personalized medicine where the human genome consists of 3 billion DNA based pairs. Intel and our partners are compressing processing time for genome sequencing to accelerate targeted and personalized medicine. In a new policy paper — Compute for Personalized Medicine — Intel gives seven policy recommendations that will accelerate the usage of this critically important health information. We invite policy makers to join us in the quest to make genomics information accessible and clinically useful by considering the following recommendations: 1. Share the Data: Create and ensure the interoperability of technical standards for managing and sharing sequenced data in research and clinical samples.2. Show me the Evidence: Determine clear guidelines for data sharing from clinical trials.3. Streamline privacy regulations: Harmonize existing privacy laws to protect patient data while offering a pathway to maximizing the research data available today.4. Show me the Money: Provide reimbursement models for clinical use of genomics and predictive modeling.5. Clarify the Regulations : Provide guidance to reduce the regulatory overlap between CMS and FDA.6. Protect My Predictions: Ensure that current genomic privacy laws provide adequate coverage for non-discrimination.7. Bring it Now: Integrate the scientific discoveries into everyday clinical usage.What questions do you have?
With summer seasons getting ready to start across the country, it’s time to make sure you are in the right gear for the season. Touch Football Australia’s (TFA) sponsors, X-Blades, KooGa, Hyper-Active and BodyScience have all the equipment you need for the summer season. X-BladesX-Blades is the official footwear supplier of TFA and has a large range of boots for both children and adults. To visit their online shop, please visit – www.bladesfootball.com.auKooGaKooGa is the uniform supplier of TFA and have a wide range of styles for team uniforms. To visit their website, please click on the following link – www.kooga.com.auHyper-ActiveHyper-Active is the merchandise supplier for TFA and have been involved with Touch Football for over 25 years. To view their range, please visit their website – www.hypertouch.com.auBodyScience TFA compression supplier, BodyScience, has all your needs when it comes to compression gear. Through their Club Direct program, BSc can personalise your club’s compression gear to have your logos and colours. For more information about this, please contact Ryan Brustolin at BSc by emailing email@example.com. Stay tuned to the TFA website for more information in the coming weeks. Related LinksSummer Touch Gear
Arsenal keeper Leno: We must continue to take risksby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says the club will continue to take risks playing out from the back.Sokratis’ poor pass deep in defence allowed Tom Cleverley to make it 2-1 in Sunday’s draw with Watford, who eventually scored again to steal a point.But Leno says it is vital for his team to take risks in order to beat the opposition press.”It is still a process we have to work on,” said Leno. “We try to take the risk because if we beat the press of Watford, then there is a lot of space for our strikers.”In the first half, we did it very well but in the second we didn’t create too many chances from playing out from the back.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Ohio State Upset RecruitJamel Dean, a four-star defensive back who enrolled early at Ohio State this winter, will be leaving the Buckeyes’ program, Eleven Warriors first reported earlier today. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound cornerback has dealt with multiple knee injuries over the past couple of years and was not cleared by Ohio State’s medical staff. He has not been practicing with the Buckeyes spring. Dean, ranked the No. 32 cornerback in the 2015 class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, will be leaving OSU altogether. The situation greatly upsets Dean’s high school coach, according to a report by Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com.HS coach of Ohio State’s Jamel Dean tells NEOMG he is angry over treatment of departing freshman http://t.co/mQBfvM3noP— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) April 8, 2015From Cleveland.com’s report: The high school football coach of Ohio State freshman Jamel Dean feels the Buckeyes are denying Dean his place on the team over a typical injury.“It’s ridiculous,” John Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Wednesday. “It’s totally wrong to do this to an 18-year-old kid who should be in high school, who you talked into coming up there early.“You can’t treat people this way.”Dean tore his ACL during his junior season at Cocoa High School in Florida, but played a full season as a senior. He re-injured his knee prior to the Semper Fidelis All-American Game in January. Dean was one of four players in the 2015 class to enroll early in Columbus. Ohio State has yet to comment on the situation. The Buckeyes open their season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. [Cleveland.com]
Psychologist who specialises in Child and Adolescent Development, Camile Swapp, through her organisation, Swapp and Associates, will host the inaugural Joyful Learning Seminar on Sunday, May 5 at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Story Highlights “Joyful Learning is a way of life; it is not a programme. It is about recognising children’s development and how that impacts learning and how learning affects their growth,” she said. Speaking with JIS News, Mrs. Swapp explained that Joyful Learning is a “call to action on how to support and meet our nation’s children, teens and young adults’ biological, emotional, social and spiritual needs so as to improve their life chances”. Psychologist who specialises in Child and Adolescent Development, Camile Swapp, through her organisation, Swapp and Associates, will host the inaugural Joyful Learning Seminar on Sunday, May 5 at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Speaking with JIS News, Mrs. Swapp explained that Joyful Learning is a “call to action on how to support and meet our nation’s children, teens and young adults’ biological, emotional, social and spiritual needs so as to improve their life chances”.“Joyful Learning is a way of life; it is not a programme. It is about recognising children’s development and how that impacts learning and how learning affects their growth,” she said.The seminar targets educators, therapists, coaches, parents and others who influence children and older youth.Mrs. Swapp will be the keynote speaker at the seminar. Other presenters include Child Psychiatrist in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ganesh Shetty; Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kai Morgan; National Mathematics Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Tamika Benjamin; and Programme Director for the Community Renewal Programme, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Charles Clayton.The four-hour event will be moderated by Broadcast and Media Communication Specialist, Elaine Wint.Focus areas for the session are how learning occurs biologically; school entrance age and maturation; emotional development and how these should determine improved public policies; and appropriate practices from learning institutions and homes. These areas will be further explored in a panel discussion – Joyful Learning and Youth’s Wellness.Mrs. Swapp argues that Jamaica needs to inject far more joy in the discussion and practice of teaching and learning, as there is a perception that learning is not fun.The Joyful Learner aims to educate school staff, parents and guardians, and other caretakers of children, adolescents and older youngsters on how they can get this age group to have a joyful learning experience and achieve success in academics and other areas of their development.For further information and registration, interested persons may visit: www.thejoyfullearner.org; facebook: @swappandassociates or call 876-536-3228, 876-909-2244 and 876-505-6267.Sponsors for the Joyful Learning Seminar are Café Blue, Island Net, Aerotel Aeronautical, LifeSpan Water, Choose Life International and Iya Limited.
OTTAWA – The Supreme Court will not hear the long-running case of a hockey referee who was seriously injured during a minor-league game in Manitoba.Derrick Henderson was officiating a 2002 peewee game in Brandon when he collided with a player during a line change and was left with permanent neck and back injuries.While all sides acknowledged the collision was unintentional, Henderson sued the team’s coach for negligence.The trial judge sympathized with Henderson’s injuries, but ruled the collision was an unfortunate accident for which no fault could be found.The Manitoba Court of Appeal upheld that ruling, so Henderson asked the Supreme Court for a review.The high court on Thursday denied the referee’s application for leave to appeal.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday expressed anguish over the “systematic attack” on the judiciary and said time has come to tell the rich and powerful of this country that they are “playing with fire”. The apex court was hearing claims made by an advocate that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogi on allegations of sexual harassment. The court said it will pass an order at 2 pm. A special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said it is anguished with the way the judiciary has been treated for the past 3-4 years. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The way this institution is treated in last few years we must say that we will not survive if this will happen,” a bench also comprising Justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta said. “There is a systematic attack, systematic game to malign this institution”, the bench said. The bench observed that so many things are “going on in the air” and it requires definite probe. “Don’t think that Supreme Court can be remote controlled by anything on earth, whether money power or political power,” the bench said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday In an apparent reference to controversies that plagued the top judiciary last year, Justice Mishra also observed that truth has not come out yet. “People should know the truth. This is going on and this has to stop,” the bench said and observed, “Do the rich and powerful of this country think that they can remote control the Supreme Court.” It is pertinent to mention here that in an unprecedented presser on January 12 last year, four senior judges of the apex court — CJI Ranjan Gogoi, then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices J Chelameswar, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — had raised a litany of problems, including assigning of cases in the top court, and said there were certain issues afflicting the country’s highest court The apex court also said Thursday that so many things are going around in the judiciary and when somebody tries to fix it, the person is maligned. “We have come to this extent of blackmailing. You don’t know what is going on,” the bench said without elaborating. The court said eminent jurists like Nani Palkhivala, Fali S Nariman and K Parasaran have made this great institution and now everyday news of bench fixing come to the fore. The bench said that four-five percent are bringing bad name to this institution and “we are worried as judges why we have come to this? We are very concerned.” “The day has come that we rise and tell rich and powerful persons of this country that they can’t do it. You are playing with fire,” the bench said, adding, “Everyday, everybody is trying to influence us.” The bench made it clear that it would see whether the claims of advocate Utsav Singh Bains, who has alleged a larger conspiracy to frame the CJI on allegations of sexual harassment and attempts oof fixing benches in the top court, are true or not. The stinging observations by the bench came after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that instead of an inquiry, an SIT probe should be ordered into allegations levelled by Bains. At the outset, Bains filed an additional affidavit in a sealed cover in the court in support of his claims. The bench then asked Attorney General K K Venugopal about the issue of privilege claimed by Bains over certain communications being protected under provisions of the advocate’s act. Venugopal, while referring to provisions of law, said there was no lawyer-client relationship in this case as Bains has filed affidavit in his personal capacity and thus he cannot claim privilege over certain communications. Senior advocate and President of Supreme Court Bar Association Rakesh Khanna also told the bench that the court has the power to summon any document related to the case and Bains cannot claim privilege over certain communications. “In any case our power to inspect documents is always there,” Justice Nariman said. Senior advocate Indira Jaising, who is appearing in person in the matter, told the bench that they should clarify there is no connection between the hearing of affidavit of Bains and the separate inquiry committee proceedings on allegations of sexual harassment against the CJI. “This is a very serious allegation that the system of bench fixing was adopted and when they failed, some fixer roaming around has tried to do this,” the bench said. “You don’t understand what we are up to. You don’t know what is there in the sealed cover,” Justice Mishra told Jaising. Jaising, however, told the court that there must be an investigation into credentials of Bains so that it could be clear that he has come to court with clean hands. Bains had filed an affidavit following the unprecedented hearing on Saturday during which Justice Gogoi had said some “bigger force” was behind the sexual harassment allegations as they wanted to “deactivate” the CJI’s office. The hearing on April 20 in the case, titled as a matter of “great public importance touching upon the independence of judiciary”, was held after stories were published on some news portals about sexual harassment allegations levelled by a former employee of the apex court against the CJI.