Odds & Ends: Spend Christmas With Adam Jacobs & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.   Spend Christmas With Adam JacobsIt’s a whole new world for Aladdin’s current headliner Adam Jacobs. The Broadway fave’s debut solo album, Right Where I Belong, featuring a compilation of songs by Tony and Oscar winner (and Aladdin scribe) Alan Menken, will drop on December 13. Numbers covered include “Go The Distance” (Hercules), “Santa Fe” (Newsies), and “Suddenly Seymour” (Little Shop of Horrors, in duet with Jacobs’ sister Arielle Jacobs). Music direction and arrangements for the album were provided by James Abbott. The perfect stocking stuffer for any discerning Main Stem fan!Real Men to Depart Off-BroadwayReal Men: The Musical, Nick Santa Maria’s off-Broadway tuner about men juggling their balls every day, will close prematurely on December 12; the production had been set to run through January 2, 2016 at New World Stages. Directed by David Arisco, the 90-minute romp will officially open on December 10. Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.Anika Noni Rose & Forest Whitaker Set for RootsStage fave Anika Noni Rose, the Broadway-bound Forest Whitaker and more, will join the previously reported Tony and Emmy winner Laurence Fishburne in a remake of Roots. According to TV Line, names additionally boarding the A+E Networks’ event series include Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Mekhi Phifer and James Purefoy. The adaptation of Alex Haley’s 1976 novel and reinterpretation of ABC’s 1977 miniseries follows the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants. Roots will bow next year.Oona Laurence’s New TrailerFormer Matilda star Oona Laurence’s career continues to hit new heights. After the honorary Tony winner’s big starring role opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw, comes the below trailer for her next project, Ross Partridge’s Lamb. Based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam, the road trip film premiered at SXSW 2015 and will open theatrically in the Big Apple and Los Angeles on January 8, 2016, followed by VOD on January 12. In case you were wondering, Oona is 13 years old. Anyone else wondering what on earth they’ve been doing with their time?! Adam Jacobs View Commentscenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Feds detail progress on pandemic preparedness

first_imgDec 29, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – In a recent update on pandemic influenza preparedness planning, the US government reported meeting more than 90% of a long list of objectives it set for itself about 6 months ago.The report charts progress on a wide range of preparedness measures, from shoring up laboratory capabilities to planning for distribution of critical medical supplies and preparing checklists for various sectors of the economy.In May, federal officials released the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza: Implementation Plan, a 228-page document describing how the government will cope with an influenza pandemic. The statement was a follow-up to the HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan, released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in November 2005.The status report, released Dec 18, covers 104 tasks that were to be completed within 6 months of release of the implementation plan. The tasks fall into 6 categories: international efforts, transportation and borders, protecting human health, protecting animal health, law enforcement and public safety, and institutions.Of the 104 tasks addressed, 96 have been completed, and 8 are in progress, the report says. The introduction notes that even though most of the 6-month goals have been met, work on many of the tasks is continuing.Jeff Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit public health advocacy group, commended federal officials for meeting most of the 6-month benchmarks in the pandemic plan.”This first phase of the federal pandemic preparedness plan moved at full speed ahead,” he said in a Dec 18 TFAH press release. “It has been an historic government-wide effort, and the release of the results demonstrates a serious commitment to transparency and accountability, allowing Americans to see how well their tax dollars are being spent to improve preparedness for a major health emergency.”The status report shows that overall progress is being made, even though media reports on pandemic flu have waned, Chris Logan, a senior policy analyst with the National Governors’ Association, told CIDRAP News. The status report is useful for state officials because it raises questions they need to be thinking about. “It’s not just the obvious stuff, it’s the implications of decisions that people need to be aware of and thinking through,” he said. “To the extent these documents help people think through the potential second- and third-order effects, they’re helpful.”Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), publisher of the CIDRAP Web site, said he applauds the Bush administration for issuing a progress report on pandemic preparedness. “But we really have to ask ourselves the hard question ‘What does it mean to be prepared?’, and right now, I don’t think we have a clue,” he said.It’s difficult to determine if the country is better prepared now than it was 6 months ago, Osterholm told CIDRAP News. He said officials need to start the difficult task of prioritizing preparation measures. “We’ve got to do a better job of understanding the key factors that will get us through a pandemic,” he said. “If there are 10 major factors and 100 little ones, you can get 90 done, but if you don’t get the 10 major ones done, you’re not prepared.”Osterholm said one problem with the status report is that it reflects a US-centered view of pandemic planning. “What happens to the world will happen to the United States because of the global just-in-time economy,” he said.A number of the activities discussed in the report are summarized below.International effortsThe federal government has informed 2 million US citizens living abroad about the latest developments in avian and pandemic flu, mainly through the US government’s main pandemic flu site, and has provided additional information through US consulates and warden networks.Also, federal officials have developed a policy for contributing to international medication stockpiles and deploying antiviral medications. The government reviewed whether or not US stockpile contributions should require liability limits, but officials found that there’s not an urgent need to propose such arrangements.The US Agency for International Development (AID) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed a model compensation program for farmers affected by animal influenza outbreaks, which will be launched in early 2007 with partners at the World Bank, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Indonesian government.Work is continuing on an international strategy to contain pandemic influenza outbreaks, and the US has provided $400,000 to the World Health Organization to host workshops on proper transport of influenza samples to reference laboratories.The US State Department, along with the Department of Commerce and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drafted a pandemic preparedness checklist for US companies that have overseas operations. Three major business organizations are reviewing the checklist, and once completed, the document will be posted on the government’s pandemic flu Web site.Transportation and bordersHHS and the departments of Homeland security (DHS), Transportation, and Labor (DOL) developed a pandemic planning checklist for the travel industry and workforce protection guidelines for airline crew members and other people who may come in contact with people and cargo from pandemic-affected areas.To ensure that all border and transportation stakeholders receive accurate and current information about quarantinable diseases, HHS, USDA, and other departments reviewed the current protocol and added several groups to the notification chain.Policy recommendations for air, land, and maritime entries and exits, including response plans and screening, were developed by HHS with assistance from 5 other federal departments.Federal security forces have been briefed by the Department of Justice and DHS about protecting shipments of critical supplies and facilities and are developing contingency plans to carry out the security responsibilities.Protecting human healthHHS, with the Department of Defense (DOD), the Veterans Administration, and medical specialty societies, developed a guide to help community planners address mass-casualty care with scarce resources. The document was released in November and is posted on the Web site of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.To coordinate and communicate effective messages to the public about pandemic flu, HHS and several other federal agencies and local officials enlisted and trained a wide range of influential community spokespeople who will be available to speak on the pandemic crisis. Risk communication strategies are also planned for local public health, community, and tribal leaders. Several government agencies have also help develop risk communication strategies (“message maps”) on avian flu, pandemic flu, antiviral medications, and vaccines.One topic of interest to state officials is the possibility of broadening the Food and Drug Administration’s Shelf Life Extension Program to state stockpiles of antiviral medications. The program allows the federal government to keep medications beyond the expiration date under certain conditions. However, federal officials determined that including state stockpiles in the program is not currently feasible.Logan said that decision is a concern for states. The federal government is providing a 25% subsidy to help states build their own antiviral stockpiles, but the drugs have a listed shelf-life of 5 years and can be used only for pandemic flu, not for seasonal flu, he said. “If a pandemic doesn’t happen before the end of the shelf-life, you have to throw the antivirals out. . . . And then states will have to go out and buy replacement antivirals for their stockpiles. That’s obviously an issue of concern for the states.”To boost vaccine production in the event of an influenza pandemic, HHS explored current production capacities of US vaccine producers and in June issued a request for proposals to retrofit their facilities to produce pandemic vaccines in an emergency.Smooth, efficient allocation of medical equipment such as ventilators and gloves is a key part of a pandemic response, and HHS and other government agencies have developed and tested a plan to distribute critical materials. The plan was tested in October, and will undergo further trials through March 2007.To speed the genetic sequencing of viral isolates during a pandemic, HHS set a goal of releasing the findings to GenBank within 1 week of diagnosis confirmation at the Institute for Genomic Research. Complete viral genome sequences can now be obtained from a clinical sample in 3 days, and HHS, with the Association of Public Health Laboratories, can publish sequence data on a human H5N1 isolate within 1 week.There were other accomplishments on the laboratory front. HHS improved access to standardized influenza reagents for use in tests and research; it can now distribute the reagents within 3 business days of a request. HHS, along with other government agencies and partners, has supplied all members of the US Laboratory Response Network with reagents and protocols to conduct tests using real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). These labs are prepared to use RT-PCR to identify and confirm pandemic flu strains within 24 hours.HHS, using DOD threat-reduction modeling tools and software from other agencies, has developed a real-time epidemic analysis and modeling system for public health use and emergency preparedness.The National Disaster Medical System has developed a strategy for deploying medical assets, such as materials and mobile medical units, held by DHS and HHS. Several federal agencies also developed a “Pandemic Influenza Playbook” that describes what public health and medical capabilities the federal government has available to support state responses to pandemic influenza.Protecting animal healthFederal agencies, with the assistance of states, launched a wild-bird testing program for H5N1 avian flu in August along with an electronic reporting system, and is working on a response strategy if such an outbreak occurs.In assessing the abilities and needs of federal animal research facilities, the USDA and DHS identified problems at a key animal influenza research facility. The departments completed a study of the facility’s deficiencies, along with plans to address its needs.Because of the risk of an avian flu outbreak in birds, several government agencies have prepared three messages based on three scenarios that can be used to deliver clear, coordinated information to the public. Federal departments, with the assistance of industry groups, have also developed food safety messages that can be customized and distributed if an avian influenza outbreak occurs.Law enforcement and public safetyThe Department of Justice, along with HHS, DHS, DOL, sponsored a forum in May for criminal justice officials on best practices to meet the challenges they may face in a pandemic outbreak. Information from the forum is available on the Web site of the Bureau of Justice Assistance. In addition, a consortium of criminal experts was convened in conjunction with the forum to guide ongoing criminal justice planning efforts.To address emergency response issues, DHS and several other government agencies will host a forum in February for selected federal, state, local, and tribal officials. The group will review interim guidance and adopt a national pandemic flu planning model.Checklists for law enforcement personnel and emergency responders on issues such as prepandemic vaccination have been developed by HHS and DOL. The documents, which were reviewed by police unions and other professional organizations, also include planning checklists for correctional facilities.InstitutionsGovernment officials have developed preparedness exercises with private-sector partners, and templates of the exercises are available for use by other interested groups. Business continuity guidance was developed and published on the government’s pandemic flu Web site.Interim guidance on environmental management and cleaning practices, including the handling of potentially contaminated waste materials, has been developed. The guidelines are intended for healthcare facilities, homes, schools, and businesses.Unfinished tasksEight of the tasks were not completed by the 6-month deadline, and the report notes that work on each is continuing. They include measures to:Draft a report analyzing the pros and cons of invoking the Defense Production Act to procure medical countermeasures during a pandemicImprove the speed of mortality surveillance through the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting SystemEstablish a protocol for state governments on how to request federal military assistance under the Insurrection ActAdopt and test a planning and preparation model for emergency response systemsPublish interim guidance on environmental management of pandemic flu virusesPublish final pandemic planning guidelines for critical infrastructure owners and operatorsHelp critical infrastructure entities conduct collaborative exercises to test essential functions and identify critical planning, response, and mitigation needs.See also:Summary of progress, National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza: Implementation Planhttp://www.flu.gov/professional/federal/stratergyimplementationplan.htmlNational Strategy for Pandemic Influenza: Implementation Planhttp://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/homeland/pandemic-influenza-implementation.htmlHHS Pandemic Influenza Planhttp://www.flu.gov/planning-preparedness/federal/hhspandemicinfluenzaplan.pdfDec 18 TFAH press releasehttp://healthyamericans.org/newsroom/releases/release121806.pdfNov 2006 AHRQ report “Providing mass medical care with scarce resources: a community planning guide”http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/mce/mceguide.pdflast_img read more

Miller Time: Freshman hoping for chance

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald PhotoAfter a record-setting career at Totino-Grace High School where he was the go-to guy, true freshman Brandon Miller takes a backseat for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team as a reserve. While at Totino-Grace, Miller accumulated more goals than anyone else in the program’s history and led the Eagles to two Minnesota Class ‘A’ championships. During his senior year, he led the state in scoring, thus earning the title of Minnesota’s Class ‘A’ Mr. Soccer. But now in college, Miller knows that D-I soccer is a whole different playing field. “I mean it’s an adjustment, that’s for sure,” Miller said. “I played every minute for my high school games and my club games — it’s definitely a change, but I’m still learning. [So] I just like to come in and do what I can [during my opportunities] on the field.”Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman would concur.”For any freshman going in at the Division I level, you have to understand that it is a step up,” Rohrman said. “A lot of times there is going to be a lot of guys, two, three years your senior, that have adjusted and have put a stamp on it and made a name for themselves already, so it’s difficult to step in as a freshman and not only earn playing time, but earn quality playing time and contribute the way that he has.” When given the opportunity, Miller has excelled. In his 11 collegiate games, he has recorded 4 points, including his first career goal that came just two matches into the season. Even though Miller has scored dozens of goals throughout his club and youth soccer playing days, this one was truly special. “To be honest [that first goal] felt really good,” Miller said. “It felt better than any goal up to this point because it’s [my first] goal at the D-I level … we were winning at the time 2-0 and there were only a couple minutes left, so it wasn’t that big of a deal [regarding the final outcome], but to me, it was great to get over that hump of contributing. It definitely built my confidence to take on people and go at people.”Last spring Miller took his game to Spain with the Olympic Development Program. The experiences gained from that tournament helped Miller hone his skills and prepare for the NCAA-level of soccer.”The way they play soccer is so much different,” Miller said. “I’m used to, coming from Minnesota, we would like to kick it and run onto it and stuff like that. But over in Spain, they’re all about the quick play and the combinations and keeping control of the game in order to keep the other team tired and work them more. I think that helped me a lot [in preparation] for college because it gave me a good sense of what college soccer was going to be like.”Not only has Miller had to adjust to a much higher level of soccer, but as a true freshman, he had to adjust to the college experience as well. “College life is definitely different just because there’s so much more going on, especially playing college soccer,” Miller said. “There’s something going on everyday and it’s such a big commitment.” The dual commitment of both school and soccer may become cumbersome, but the ever-ready Miller is up to the challenge and hopes that with the hard work he plans to put in, he’ll be regarded as one of the top scorers once again.”I would love to be a top goal-scorer [at some point],” Miller said. “I’m still learning, but hopefully it will come. I’m going to keep working.”Until that time comes, Miller is content with his role providing a lift off the Wisconsin bench. He knows that he is an invaluable part of the team and that his hustle, athleticism and quickness can make all the difference for Wisconsin’s chances in the Big Ten and the NCAA tournament. “He’s a great kid and a great fit, not only soccer-wise, but just as a person,” Rohrman said. “There’s no question that he fits into our program, and he has been a wonderful addition.”last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Reminder there is no school Monday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Sept. 4, 2015:Friday•Football at Augusta, 7 p.m.Saturday•Junior Varsity at Conway Springs, 9 a.m.Today’s Lunch– Chicken Pattie, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Green Beans, Pineapple chunks, Hot Roll and Milk.Tuesday’s Lunch: Taco Soup, Tortilla Chips, Fresh Broccoli, Chilled Pears, Snickerdoodle and Milk.Today’s News*Reminder: There is no school on Monday.*Seniors- If you have a 28 or better ACT score and a 3.5 or better GPA,  you could be a candidate for the new Fort Hays State University Honors College. To find out more about the honors college please visit their website at www.fhsu.edu/honorscollege/.*Senior Boys- If you would like a Senior Shirt please see Julian or Wesley. The cost is $10 or $12 for 2x and up.*Seniors Girls- If you are interested in a Senior Shirt, there is a sign-up sheet in the office. See Allison McCue if you have any questions. Deadline to order is September 11th.*Junior Class, if interested in class t-shirts- you can pick up order forms in the office. Return the forms to Brecken Lawrence or Kayma Brand by September 8th.*Any baseball players that can meet on Monday @ 6:30 to learn long toss-please be there.*Students- Please add money to your lunch account before school starts. Food Service will not accept your check during lunch time.*The theme for the football game tonight @ Augusta is Red out, Come out and show your Crusader spirit.* Seniors: If you are thinking about making Emporia State University your college of choice, be sure to go to their website to view scholarship and admissions information. The website is www.emporia.edu/admissions/scholarships.The college will be hosting four Black and Gold Visit Days Oct. 9 and 24th and No. 6th and 20th. These visits include admissions and scholarship information, and residence hall and campus tours.* Students: If you are in need of school supplies, please see Mrs. Brown in the counselors office.*Sophomores and Juniors, Are you interested in taking the PSAT? The cost is only $14 and the test date is Wednesday, October 14th @ 8:00 a.m. If you are interested, please come see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselors office before September 21st.*Thursday, September 10th Staff Sergeant US Army Recruiter Benjamin Osborne will be in the commons during lunch.*Freshman- Don’t forget to turn in your Student Network Agreement. You can turn the forms  into the office.*Are you interested in joining the big red machine drumline? The WHS marching band is looking for members to participate in the percussion section of the marching band. No experience is needed. If interested, talk to Haley Farley, Kyle Robbins or Mr. Olson.*Students: If you are participating in a fall sport, you must pay your $25.00 Sports Fee before your first game.Guidance office news:College visits during lunch:Tuesday, Sept. 8th- Emporia State Univ.Wednesday, Sept. 9th- Bethany CollegeThursday, Sept 10th- Cloud County CCTuesday, Sept 22nd- Pittsburg StateWednesday, Sept 23rd- Cowley County CCThursday, Sept. 24th- SouthwesternWednesday, Sept 30th- Fort HaysFriday, Oct 2nd – Kansas State UniversityMonday, Oct 5th- Wichita State UniversityThursday, Oct 15- Baker UniversityFriday, Oct 16th- University of KansasThursday, October 22, Friends UniversityMonday, Nov. 2nd- Hutchinson CCFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Mbeki to mediate between ICC, Sudan

first_imgMbeki’s appointment follows the ICC’s decision last week to issue a warrant of arrest for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Bashir has rejected the arrest warrant. During the session, the AU’s Sudanese ambassador, Mohieldin Ahmed Salim, called on all AU members to withdraw from the ICC, by pulling out of the Rome Statute that established the world’s first permanent war crimes court, in protest against the warrant. “South Africa has never countenanced any acts of impunity,” Dlamini-Zuma told journalists. “However, South Africa supported the decision of the AU to defer the issuing of the warrant of arrest against President Bashir by a year to give the peace processes in the Sudan a chance.” According to the UN, the decision will, if implemented, cause irrevocable damage to humanitarian operations there. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has meanwhile appealed to Sudan to reconsider its decision, taken in response to last week’s arrest warrant announcement, to fire 13 international aid groups aiding an estimated 4.7-million people in Darfur. AU special session The African Union (AU) has appointed former South African president Thabo Mbeki to chair a committee to investigate human rights violations in Darfur, as well as to mediate between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Sudan. Aid groups 9 March 2009center_img Dlamini-Zuma said the ICC’s decision to issue the warrant was regrettable, and that South Africa has accepted the AU’s initial response to the ICC’s decision. Many African leaders have expressed fear that Bashir’s indictment will destabilise the fragile Darfur region. The Darfur conflict started in 2003 when ethnic minority rebels took up arms against the Arab-dominated Khartoum government, complaining of discrimination and neglect in the Darfur region. The six-year conflict in Sudan has killed more than 300 000 people. Arrest warrant ‘regrettable’ The AU had hoped the ICC would delay the charges against Bashir for a year, fearing his indictment would destabilise the situation in Darfur, and has since held a special session to find ways to halt the issuing of the warrant. South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in Pretoria this week that Mbeki, who brokered the deal for Zimbabwe’s political rivals to share power following last year’s disputed elections, would have the role of mediating between the ICC and Sudan. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Open Thread: Old Fogeys v. Young Whippersnappers, Ageism in Tech

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#Open Thread#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odellcenter_img In the past, we’ve talked a bit about issues of gender and technology, but today, this blog post brought another important aspect of tech and discrimination to our attention.We polled some of our friends on Google Buzz and asked whether ageism is something they’ve seen at work or that has effected their lives. And the responses were interesting – although some say they try to be as even-handed as possible, others said that age discrimination exists at both ends of the spectrum, especially when it comes to landing a job.Let us know your experiences and opinions in the comments.What Experts SayA 2001 article from CIO started a conversation about ageism in IT. The response was dramatic. “Within days of being asked ‘Do CIOs Discriminate Against Older Workers?’ about 200 readers had posted answers; a majority of them gave a resounding yes… workers age 55 and older make up only 6.8 percent of the IT workforce.”A couple years later, a 2003 study from the International Journal of Selection and Assessment explored how older and middle-aged programmers fared in the tech workforce. Results showed “that age was negatively associated with both annual salary and job benefits levels.”But in 2009, another study showed what could have been seen as a turning tide. “The study, ‘The Coming Entrepreneurship Boom,’ found that… the United States might be on the cusp of an entrepreneurship boom – not in spite of an aging population but because of it… The average age of U.S.-born technology founders when they started their companies was 39.”What People on the Ground SayPerhaps the graying set are doing well as entrepreneurs, but what about when they apply to be programmers, information architects, web designers or other traditionally “young” jobs?In a lively conversation on our Buzz account, Aaron Hayes told us that ageism is alive and well, saying, “I turned 40 this year, and even though I can write Python circles around some… [and] have run several of my own small businesses – somehow, because the metabolic process of my cells has been occurring for several solar rotations beyond a subset of unspoken rules, I can be dismissed by some as a viable candidate for a startup.“And this apparently because people that have experience clearly can’t have youthful enthusiasm, or passion.”Even though, as Ruggero Domenichini said in the same thread, older employees might have “less ego, nothing to prove, been through failure [and] lived more.”And person after person said that they had either hired older programmers and been totally pleased with their fit and performance or – in one case – not hired someone because of age and regretted it ever since.What Do You Say?We’re interested to know what your experience has been, either as a younger startup exec faced with hiring decisions or as an older programmer working in IT.On a personal level, I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the older techies in my life – especially as I begin to earn a few gray hairs of my own. My old-as-dirt dad is a fabulous network engineer, and a lot of the best developers and entrepreneurs I know have lived long enough to have a mature, realistic and stable view of their abilities, the ecosystem and their colleagues.And in an amendment of the famous “Never trust anyone over 30” quotation, I’d have to say I’d gladly take the word of a 50-year-old who knew his stuff over a 25-year-old entrepreneur starting his first company. And the hypothetical 25-year-old would do well to take his older colleague’s advice seriously, as well.As always, let us know what you think in the comments. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

SEAG caging in small venue? SBP won’t take it sitting down

first_imgLATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash “We will ask the help of Mr. (Ricky) Vargas (the Philippine Olympic Committee president) on this matter.”According to the report, the MOA Arena is unavailable because of prior bookings.“Maybe Mr. Vargas can talk to [the Phisgoc] and ask what happened,” he said.The SEA Games will happen after the World Cup in China, and Panlilio admitted that the SBP still doesn’t have a final composition of the team that will play in the biennial conclave.The Philippines has won all but two of 19 cage golds in the Games, finishing second to Malaysia in 1979 in Jakarta and in 1989 in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Harvey Carey hits milestone, plays 700 games with TNT “We need bigger venues for Philippine games,” SBP president Al Panlilio, who is already in Shenzhen for the World Cup draw that will happen on Saturday, told the Inquirer over the phone, expressing dismay as to why this decision was arrived at.“If it would be a game between Myanmar versus Malaysia, which no one will watch, maybe that could be played in a small venue,” Panlilio said. “But if it’s a Gilas game, our countrymen will definitely watch that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesReports have come out on Thursday that the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) had failed to secure the MOA Arena for the cage competition, putting the games instead at Filoil Flying V Centre with a capacity of just over 5,500 fans.And this is a development that does not sit well with Panlilio and the entire national basketball team leadership. View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony The Filipinos have won the last 12 editions ever since that debacle in Malaysia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Basketball, the sport which this country embraces like a religion, will be played in a small venue when the Philippines hosts the Southeast Asian Games later this year.But the ruling Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) won’t take that sitting down and will do everything it can to remedy that.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Netflix announced a programming deal with US produ

first_imgNetflix announced a programming deal with US producer and distributor Lionsgate today for its soon-to-launch UK and Ireland service.The agreement, which gives the content streaming and DVD service exclusive rights to Lionsgate TV series and movies in the first pay TV window, was widely reported late last year, but only confirmed today.
The deal covers new Lionsgate titles The Expendables 2 and The Hunger Games and library fare including Reservoir Dogs and Saw.last_img