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first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Tough test up for Neil Etheridge LATEST STORIES Meralco shoots for its first winning streak in the conference at 4:30 p.m. against GlobalPort, which tries to rebound from its first loss in the last three games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “That’s not a question for me,” coach Alex Compton said of Abueva, who asked to leave after warming up. “For us, it’s family first and [PBA] franchise second. We obviously missed Calvin, but the other guys stepped up.”The Aces led practically from the start and sealed their 4-2 slate after the Elite helped doom themselves in the fourth period by missing seven free throws going into the final minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMagnolia also streaked to a fourth straight win later in the night after holding off TNT KaTropa, 91-83, for 5-2 and solo second place.The Texters dropped to a level 3-3 card after their first loss in the last three games. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Mac Belo goes up for a shot. PBA IMAGESSuperstar power forward Calvin Abueva left in a huff after Alaska had started its game against Blackwater, needing to take care of an emergency family matter.His Aces family, though, took care of the Elite in a Petron Saturday Special Game on Saturday night, 88-84, as Alaska notched a fourth straight win and sustained its pursuit of the leaders in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Blackwater, after touching off crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra’s three-game losing streak with one of the upsets of the conference two weeks ago, is now also in the same tailspin and dropped to 2-4 overall.“As great as Calvin is, I don’t think we have ever relied on one guy,” Compton said. “That’s why we are a team. Did we miss him? Yeah. But the other guys stepped up.”Kevin Racal, probably the best defender in the Alaska roster after Abueva, was one of four players in twin digits for the Aces, hitting 12 of his total inside the first three periods.Rookie Jeron Teng hit the biggest triple of the night coming in the final 64-second mark that made it 86-80.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer versus Barangay Ginebra gets going Sunday, with the three-time defending champion Beermen seeking to extend a five-game winning streak and add to the Gin Kings’ woes in the 6:45 p.m. game.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgEx-Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin has lauded manager Tim Sherwood for his decision to bring Stiliyan Petrov back to the club in a coaching role.Fan favourite Petrov made 186 appearances for the Villans between 2006 and 2012, before being forced into an early retirement following a battle with leukaemia and earlier this week Sherwood announced that the former midfielder would be joining his coaching team.When asked about the Bulgarian’s return to Villa Park, Dublin said: “He’s absolutely buzzing and I think Tim [Sherwood] and Villa couldn’t have employed anybody better, he’s an absolute genius at what he does”.And Dublin was also extremely positive about ex-Spurs manager Sherwood’s prospects with the West Midlands club following a midweek victory over rivals West Brom.He added: “If anybody is going to encourage Villa to go forward with a positive mind, with a winner’s mentality, you’ll do well to find anyone more positive than Tim Sherwood”.last_img read more

first_imgA new Irish junior record for Mark English Letterkenny in Belgium tonight winning in 1. 47.09 erasing the old mark set in 1996 in Sydney by James Nolan a time of 1.47.55, writes Patsy McGonalge.It is also a new Donegal senior record.Elsewhere earlier today John Kelly Finn Valley set a new Celtic record winning the Celtic Games shot at 17.56 a record that had stood to Sean Breathnach ,Galway for 17 years . Victories in the Celtic games also for Kate Mc Gowan ,Tirconnaill, hurdles,; Fellan Mc Guigan ,Finn Valley, hammer; and Blaithnaid Patton Finn Valley in high jump. ATHLETICS: BRILLIANT ENGLISH SETS NEW IRISH JUNIOR RECORD was last modified: August 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgEMOTIONAL TRIP: Falcarragh woman Marie McFadden has just returned from a life-changing trip. Marie sponsors a child in Swaziland through the World Vision programme. “It was so encouraging to see how Irish sponsors contribute to health care and education in such a poor part of the world,” she said.POOL CAMPAIGN: Donegaldaily.com is getting behind the campaign to save Buncrana swimming pool. The facility needs more funding to stay open and it is a fantastic resource for people in the town. Visit their facebook page to pledge your support.AWARD: Brave Ballyshannon man Pat Ward, 72, and his grandson Dean, 24, have been given a top gong after saving the life of an angler at Creevy Pier last October. The pair won the Seiko Just In Time Rescue Award. GARDA PROTEST: Sinn Fein’s Padraig MacLochlainn is supporting a protest in Dublin today against proposed closure of garda stations.SHOW: Naomh Brid GAA Club are hosting a fashion show in the Central Hotel in Donegal Town this Saturday. Doors open at 7pm.BUTCHER’S BEST: Liam and Edmund Walsh have picked up a top award for their beef. The Donegal Town butchers were crowned Northern Spiced Beef Champions by the Association of Craft Butchers.STAGE PRESENCE: Students at Colaiste Cholmcille take to the stage tonight for their production of the hit musical ‘Hairspray’. More than 150 students at the Ballyshannon school are taking part. The show runs each night at 7pm until Saturday. FAIR PAY: The Carrick Country Market returns this Saturday from 11am to 1pm at the Old School in the village. Packed with lots of locally-produced products, it’s not to be missed.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comAROUND THE COUNTY: DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: November 23rd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AROUND THE COUNTY: DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEFlast_img read more

first_imgBeds back at Dungloe Hospital.Community spirit in West Donegal has scored a major victory after it was revealed that five beds will reopen at Dungloe Hospital within a week.A deputation consisting of local people and public representatives met with the HSE management recently to discuss the issue.It followed a public protest meeting about the closure of beds at the facility. The restoration of beds has been welcomed by MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher.The deputation included Fr Matt Mc Inenary,Local Cllrs David Alcorn, Marie Therese Gallagher, Charlie Yank Boyle, Kathleen Brennan, Pat Glackin, Frank Campbell, Pat Nora Gallagher and Pat the Cope Gallagher.The Trade Unions IMPACT and SIPTU were represented at the public meeting and played an important role in securing this positive outcome.Arrangements for employment of staff has now been finalised and the new arrangement will be in place shortly The reduction of beds in Dungloe from 35 to 25 was necessary to comply with patient/staff ratio as set down by HIQA.It was a priority of the deputation to have all 10 beds reopened however in order to achieve this objective it will be necessary for the Minister to relax the embargo on employment.Minister Dinny Mc Ginley has arranged a meeting with Minister Reilly and it is hope that this will take place as soon as a mutually suitable date can be arranged COMMUNITY VICTORY AS BEDS TO REOPEN AT DUNGLOE HOSPITAL was last modified: July 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bedsdungloe hospitallast_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s beat the Rangers 8-0 on Friday night to remain two games ahead of Tampa Bay and Cleveland for the first wild-card spot.Chad Pinder hit his first home run, a three-run jack, since Sept. 6, which came as the A’s finished the May 19 suspended game against the Detroit Tigers.Mark Canha and Marcus Semien hit RBI doubles in the third and fourth innings to extend the A’s lead. Canha hit his 25th home run of the year in the fifth to extend the A’s lead to 6-0. A Ramón Laureano RBI …last_img read more

first_imgAn example of how data can be framed as success or failure, depending on the reporter’s spin.Tilting A PlanetTheory cannot explain a highly-inclined “hot Jupiter” around a star. At least New Scientist is honest about it. Its coverage leaves the mystery unexplained: “Weirdly tilted planet knocks formation theory out of line,” reporter Joshua Sokol writes. “A freshly discovered off-kilter exoplanet is knocking our best theory on how such beasts form out of line.” He leaves the case of HATS-14b, with its “whopping 76 degrees” inclination compared to its star’s axis, as an anomaly. The very guys who came up with the “tidal theory” to explain planetary alignments are stuck. But then they have another anomaly:In another new paper, Winn and Gongjie Li of Harvard University address another flaw in the traditional idea. Once the star’s gravity grabs hold of a hot Jupiter’s atmosphere, the same forces that pull a tilted planet into line should cause the planet’s orbit to decay, eventually leading to the star gobbling it up. This means planets aligned this way shouldn’t stick around for long, but that can’t be true because we see them out there.Winn isn’t sure his theory can fully explain the discrepancy. “I happen to be the one that proposed this whole tidal story,” Winn says. “But I’m not especially wedded to it.”Tilting Our MoonRefreshing honesty. But then Nature, Science, and Space.com got into storytelling mode about another tilting anomaly—our moon’s inclination—invoking unseen rocks as the agents of tilt. “The Moon’s current orbit is at odds with theories predicting that its early orbit was in Earth’s equatorial plane,” Nature begins, but then quickly spins a yarn. “Simulations now suggest that its orbit was tilted by gravitational interactions with a few large bodies.” How convenient to toss unseen factors into a computer model to make a system work! A paper in Nature conjures up “collisionless encounters” with planetesimals – they left no trace. Maybe the bodies are like ghosts that left behind only a frightened thing on the run. Science is supposed to be about things you can see, detect, or measure.Science Magazine leapfrogged off that tale right into a whopper: “The findings solve a longstanding mystery and may also explain why Earth’s crust is unexpectedly rich in gold and platinum: When some of these small planets slammed into Earth, they delivered a payload of precious metals.” Space.com‘s reporters, of course, can’t be expected to know any better than to regurgitate what the big guys at Nature & Science say, drawing in boilerplate about Theia and other mythological creatures capable of doing any miracle required to keep naturalism viable. That’s their job, after all.Don’t just wag your head. They’ll never hear that. You’ve got to laugh out loud. Be nice to Sokol, though. He tried to be honest. Thank Fraser Cain at Universe Today, too; he agrees we need our moon for habitability, even though he is a Darwin addict. “It looks like the moon is important after all,” the copy on PhysOrg says. “Important to the geology of Earth, and important to the evolution of life itself.” Perhaps this implies that Darwin’s theory is moonstruck. (Visited 53 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgSouth Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup™ put to rest, once and for all, the idea that Africa is incapable of hosting world-class events of this magnitude. Fifa gave the country a near-perfect 9 out of 10 for the show it put on – here are just some of the reasons why:Take a bow, South Africa!John Carlin, author of Playing the Enemy, says all the stories about the 2010 Fifa World Cup being the 1995 rugby World Cup all over again, about healing racial wounds, uniting the fractured nation and so forth, were off the mark. “It was much, much better than that.”SA’s World Cup ‘near-perfect’: FifaAs Fifa president Sepp Blatter gave South Africa a near-perfect 9 out of 10 for its hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, analysts said the spin-offs of improved perceptions abroad could have a long-lasting impact not only on South Africa and its development but on the continent as a whole.Pride for Africa as Spain strike goldOnly 12 kilometres separate Spain from Africa at their closest point, and they were united in celebration at the finish of a 19th Fifa World Cup that sent a fault line of happiness stretching all the way from Bloemfontein to Barcelona.South Africans the ‘true stars’: ZumaThe people of South Africa were the “true stars” of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, uniting to prove to the world that the country and the continent was capable of hosting a world-class event, says President Jacob Zuma.South Africa’s World Cup wins heartsThe aftermath of hosting what has been hailed by one and all as a successful 2010 Fifa World Cup will no doubt leave South Africans with a massive hangover. However, the tournament has given them a new sense of pride, confidence and optimism, and opened a new chapter not only for the hosts but for the African continent.World Cup: Cape Town takes a bowAs Cape Town played host to the semi-final clash between the Netherlands and Uruguay on Tuesday night, the city bid farewell to its 2010 Fifa World Cup journey. For the city residents, it has been a memorable month that will live with them long after the tournament.Durban a hit with World Cup fansSouth Africa’s “Surf City” was the place to be on Friday as fans streamed in by the thousands for one of the most anticipated matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup group stages, Brazil versus Portugal. While the match itself did not live up to the hype, the city of Durban certainly did.SA the ‘plan B’ of future World Cups“There is not a single part of this World Cup where we have not been able to go beyond the level of past World Cups,” Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said at the halfway mark of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “South Africa will become the ‘plan B’ of any future World Cup.”South Africa’s 2010 tourism harvestSouth Africa is set to reap lasting tourism rewards from the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with visitors pouring into the country in numbers, from new as well as traditional markets, and responding to the country’s offerings – and the energy and warmth of its people – with surprise and delight.Special courts key to World Cup successOne of the great successes of the 2010 World Cup – and there have been many – is how the special courts set up for the tournament have succeeded in dealing with the criminal activity that is part-and-parcel of hosting an event of this magnitude.World Cup so far ‘a success story’As the 2010 Fifa World Cup approaches the half-way mark, initial glitches have been ironed out and the competition is progressing magnificently, says Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan, adding that interest will only increase as the tournament progresses.Volunteers: World Cup’s unsung heroesWhile the on-field action draws the crowds, it is the thousands of hard-working volunteers busy in the background, making sure that each match runs with operational precision and professionalism, that should also be awarded a trophy.African welcome wins players’ heartsWhatever their fortunes on the pitch, players from the competing nations at the 2010 Fifa World Cup are enjoying the experience off it. The temperatures might be low, but the visiting teams are feeling the warmth of the African spirit.Huge crowds at World Cup fan festsFifa Fan Fests, organised at 16 venues around the world, played host to more than a million supporters during the first six days of the biggest sporting party in the world – with maximum capacity reached in almost every venue each time the respective national team played.Cup visitors enchanted by South AfricaThe world’s attention is focused on the southern tip of Africa as the greatest football showpiece plays itself out on the fields and in the streets of South Africa. But once the final whistle has blown on 11 July, it seems as though a lot of happy fans will be coming back to the country.Record SA audience for opening matchThe opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup between hosts South Africa and Mexico drew a record South African TV audience. The tournament is also getting good viewership ratings in North and South America, Europe and China.Soccer City one of world’s best: BlatterThe majestic Soccer City Stadium, venue for both the opening and final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, has won rave reviews from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who described it as “a five-star stadium” and one of the most beautiful in the world.South Africa’s ‘quantum’ football stadiumThe Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban’s spectacular 2010 Fifa World Cup venue, has scored not only an engineering first for an African stadium with its majestic arch. It has also become the world’s first “quantum” stadium.2010 stadiums: mission accomplishedAfter six years of sustained hard work and intense global scrutiny of their ability to deliver, South Africa’s nine host cities have produced 10 World Cup stadiums – matching and exceeding international standards – which will soon be known to television viewers the world over.last_img read more

first_imgDmitry Reshetchenko is a Junior Outreach Specialist for Diceus, a technology partner for developing enterprise solutions. He is passionate in his belief that a partnership with IT blogs is of great importance. Dmitry works mostly with Tech blogs. AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Dmitry Reshetchenko Tags:#contact information#CRM#customer experience#emails and blogs#GDPR#GDPR Standards Related Posts Are you planning to get a new customer retention management (CRM) platform for managing all your customers? Here’s a short explanation on how to make this process legal and safe.GDRP protects users from unauthorized data collection and further processing for commercial purposes. If you have a customer retention management program that is not really done correctly, you are likely not going to comply with the GDPR standards with your CRM.The first thing to consider is choosing a custom solution for your CRM.What’s the best way to handle this situation? How will you implement and pick up the right CRM for your startup or business. Begin by choosing a custom solution for your CRM. If you have a startup with a limited budget, you may be confused with this variant.You may need a company familiar with what has to be done to comply with the GDPR in order to attain the qualifications that you wish to have in your organization.You’ll want to analyze the software development costs to get the CRM that will meet your requirements without any extra paid functionality. This is the minimum you will want to do in your organization for cost and time efficiency.GDPR compliance and CRM.If you need to collect user data but you are not aware of all the GDPR standards, you will want someone who can give you a short guide to its essentials:GDPR is for all companies from tiny startups to huge corporations.It’s valid for all residents of EU no matter where you are located and where the data is collected.Personal information comprises a name, address, phone number, family status, habits, interests, etc.You will need to comply with GDPR standards if you keep any of the user data.In any business, you will want to become familiar with what it all means. Even if you store a person’s name and email address, you should comply with the GDPR right away. Privacy issues should be considered at the beginning stages of designing the architecture of the future CRM platform you will use. It’s good to hire experienced individuals who have had a similar experience in the past with building a site or the part of business that will manage your CRM.If you don’t want to create an IT team in your company, you can choose the variant of outsourcing to the Ukraine. You will get a custom solution with a specific set of features for collecting, storing and processing user data. You can also legally manage the data and grant limited access to your sales team.Learn how to collect user data with a CRM.You should have specific purposes for using the information that people leave on your website or in your applications. Purposeless collection of the information is restricted by GDPR standards. How can you set a clear purpose? For example, you may want to send regular newsletters and blog posts. Newsletters and blog posts are a legitimate purpure for which your customers will be signing up and giving their permissions.You should be able to prove that people from your contact list have accepted your proposal to send them something. This means you have their opt-in form clicking on the permission to send emails — or how you will use their data for some specific reasons. A CRM platform should be able to record this approval to let you provide what your customer is asking for and their permission profile — on demand.If you have a person in your contact list for sending newsletters or anything else, you should provide people with the opportunity to make any updates to their profiles. For example, you may add a link to updating subscription preferences at the bottom of the email.A link to unsubscribe from your newsletter or site should be in a prominent place on your site. Obscure buttons on your site are not a savvy business move; hidden buttons cause a lot of mistrust among your clients and customers.You can also add opportunities to let subscribers choose what kind of content they choose to receive from you. It’s obvious that people won’t unsubscribe from valuable newsletters and content. But your customers and clients will be gone in a snap if you turn your emails into spam and send them too often. A good CRM system can improve your email marketing campaigns — and all areas of your business.Processing user data with CRMWhen you have a huge database, you can create a 360-degree customer overview to enhance your marketing strategy or to build a new one. The more you know about your clients the more value you can offer to them. So how can you process this valuable information in a legal way that will benefit both of you — you and your client?CRM lets you process huge amounts of data at once. You may have a few categories of users and maybe you have decided to make some updates to their information. If you need user approval to make these updates — it will be easy to send a notification email — see the click-through rate and the open rate.You will analyze the behavior of your clients and how they are likely to react to your request. Is your client or customers more likely to approve or decline your proposal to collect and process their personal information? You can quickly change your offer if you see a large number of unsubscribed users. You can analyze at what stage your customers balk on your site and change how your site is set up at this point on the site. Or you can change what you are offering or rearrange the campaign you are running.The bottom lineCRM is compliant with GDPR if you are honest with your clients and you have clear purposes for using information that you get. SaaS CRM will let you save money by not having to rent servers or hire IT experts for maintaining your platform work. Nothing is difficult with custom solutions and can provide you with clear productive solutions so that you will have the time to spend growing your business. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T…last_img read more

first_imgDistressed by the pathetic state of a village in Dholpur district, devoid of basic infrastructure to sustain life, a medical student here has launched a campaign to improve the living conditions for about 350 villagers. As the village falls within the Municipal Council’s jurisdiction, it is deprived of the benefits of schemes designed for panchayats.No roads, no powerSituated on the banks of Chambal river, the nondescript Rajghat village – about 5 km from the Dholpur town – has no roads, electricity supply, water pipelines or basic medical facilities. The lone government primary school has only a few students. When the sun sets, the village is covered in utter darkness.Ironically, the villagers living in the vicinity of the river have no access to clean drinking water. They drink highly polluted water directly from Chambal, where the animal carcasses can be seen floating. In this scenario, the bachelors in Rajghat are unable to find brides and only two persons have got married in the last 20 years.Ashwani Parashar, a final year MBBS student in Sawai Man Singh Government Medical College here, told The Hindu on Wednesday that he was shocked to see the condition of Rajghat when he visited the village first time last year. “Seventy years after Independence, this village is covered in darkness and despair. My immediate response was to launch a campaign on social media.”The 22-year-old medical student, whose hometown is Dholpur, was aghast to know that the villagers collecting water from Chambal faced an added risk of attack by crocodiles. Incidents of men and children being dragged away by crocodiles were reported in the past, but the villagers risk their lives as there is no other source of water.Fundamental rightAshwani said the lack of basic infrastructure not only depicted the State governments failure in Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s home district, but it also amounted to violation of the villagers’ fundamental right to dignified life under Article 21 of the Constitution. With this plea, he has moved a public interest litigation in the Rajasthan High Court, which has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and others.Earlier, Ashwini’s letter to the Prime Minister’s Office was forwarded to the State government with no tangible results. He has since launched a social media campaign with hashtag #SaveRajghat, which has drawn the attention of some philanthropists and non-government organisations.“With the help of donors and crowdfunding, we intend to install a solar energy-based electricity system and a small solar water filtration plant in Rajghat. We also gave utility items and clothes to poor people in the village,” said Ashwini.last_img read more