UAAP women’s hoops: UST claims solo 2nd, La Salle stops skid

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. University of Santo Tomas took sole possession of the second seed early in the UAAP Season 80 women’s basketball tournament after stopping Far Eastern University, 73-67, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Jem Angeles put up 21 points to pace the Golden Tigresses who improved to 3-1, half-a-game behind leader National U that holds a 3-0 card.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WWE legend Rick Flair vows to ‘never drink again’ after near-death experience Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Anjel Aries was a reliable second option for UST as she finished with 18 points while Sai Larosa did the dirty work with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double.Valerie Mamaril had 21 points to lead the 2-2 Lady Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the other game, De La Salle snapped its three-game losing streak after taking down University of the Philippines 76-64.Charmaine Torres and Marga Dagdagan combined for 33 points to lead the Lady Archers against the 0-4 Lady Maroons. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidelast_img read more

Arcata boys and girls claim road wins at rival Mack

first_imgThey were cheering “A’s house” in McKinleyville as time expired.The Arcata High School boys basketball team handed conference Big 5 leader McKinleyville their first conference loss of the season, 76-55 in front of a raucous crowd Friday night.McKinleyville (14-6, 4-1) stormed out to an early 10-2 first quarter lead before being reeled in by Arcata (13-9, 3-2). By the end of the first, it was visiting Arcata who assumed control with a 16-12 lead just before the first quarter buzzer sounded.Arc …last_img

Fighting fake DVDs – with fakes

first_img19 May 2006South Africa’s Anti Piracy Foundation has come up with a inventive new weapon in the fight against pirated DVDs – fake pirated DVDs.According to the Financial Mail, the new campaign involves joining pirate vendors at street corners to sell fake discs, but with a twist. Only when the buyers of the fakes play the DVDs will they realise they’ve been fooled.After a few moments of the genuine movie, a message appears on the screen: “Thank you for buying this DVD. Your R40 has been donated to the Anti Piracy Foundation. Piracy is a crime.”Advertising agency TBWA Hunt Lascaris, which developed the campaign, says that while the bold strategy is risky, it’s necessary to combat the problem of copyright theft.“This issue demands some edginess in the advertising to make a strong point,” TBWA group CEO Mike Bosman told the Financial Mail.Across the world, DVD piracy costs the film industry some R50-billion a year. In South Africa, pirated movie sales account for 60% of the country’s DVD market, costing the industry an annual R500-million.To combat the problem, the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (Safact) – a member of the Anti Piracy Foundation – has been set up to educate consumers about piracy, conduct raids and inspections, and help prosecute offenders. Safact represents film distributors Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro, international film studios and others, including Sony Playstation.Safact’s film and print adverts draw the connection between piracy and theft, with a pay-off line that describes the ordinary citizen who buys pirated goods as a “South African crime supporter”. The new campaign takes the message further, with a real financial consequence people who support piracy.“For the campaign to really drive home, people had to be shocked into changing their behaviour and stop buying fake products,” TBWA creative director Damon Stapleton told the Financial Mail.Another objective is to disrupt the pirate market. “By flooding the market with our copies, we should make people hesitant to buy pirated discs as they might get one of ours.”Already, students dressed as street vendors have taken to the streets of Johannesburg to sell fake pirated copies of South Africa’s Oscar-winning movie Tsotsi. The film’s huge popularity has meant it’s currently the most pirated in the country, selling for as little as R50.But while people who buy the fakes have no legal recourse, they won’t lose out completely. According to the Financial Mail, they can exchange the fake DVD at a Nu Metro or Ster Kinekor cinema for a ticket to see the real thing.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

May beef exports shatter value record while pork exports trend lower

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. beef exports set a new value record in May while also increasing significantly year-over-year in volume, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). May pork exports were lower than a year ago, though January-May totals for U.S. pork remained ahead of last year’s pace.Beef export volume was 117,871 metric tons (mt) in May, the sixth-largest on record, valued at a remarkable $722.1 million, which surpassed the previous monthly high (March 2018) by a healthy 4% and was 24% higher than a year ago. Through the first five months of 2018, beef exports were up 10% in volume to 547,157 mt while export value was $3.32 billion, 21% above last year’s record pace.Exports accounted for 13.6% of total beef production in May, up from 13% a year ago. For muscle cuts only, the%age exported was 11.1%, up from 10% last year. For January through May, exports accounted for 13.5% of total beef production and 10.9% for muscle cuts – up from 12.8% and 10%, respectively, last year.Beef export value averaged $313.39 per head of fed slaughter in May, up 18% from a year ago. The January-May average was $317.69 per head, also up 18%.Following a record performance in April, May pork export volume was 217,209 mt, down 2% from a year ago and reflecting smaller exports of variety meats. Export value was $562.5 million, down 3.5%. For January through May, pork export volume was still 3% ahead of last year’s record pace at 1.08 million mt, while value increased 6% to $2.85 billion.Exports accounted for 27.8% of total pork production in May, down from 29.5% a year ago, while the percentage of muscle cuts exported fell about one percentage point to 24%. For January through May, the percentage of total production exported was slightly below last year at 27.5%, while the percentage of muscle cuts exported increased slightly to 23.7%.May pork export value averaged $55.05 per head slaughtered, down 6% from a year ago. The January-May per-head average was $55.57, up 2% from last year.Exports of U.S. lamb were 998 mt in May, up 57% from a year ago and the largest volume since December 2015. Export value was up 10% to $1.8 million. For January through May, exports increased 43% in volume (4,455 mt) and 15% in value ($9.1 million). While much of this growth was driven by larger variety meat exports to Mexico, muscle cut exports increased year-over-year to the Caribbean, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Singapore, the Philippines and Taiwan.last_img read more

Do You Know How You Won?

first_imgHow did you win your last deal? Why did you win that deal?Was it because you had the lowest price? If that is your company’s strategy that is a good and proper reason. But it isn’t likely that this is how you won (even if you believe that price is what causes you to lose).Was it that your solution was so much better than any of your competitor’s that you were the obvious choice. Let’s assume it was. Let’s presume that your solution was the greatest value. How did you create that differentiation? What made it worth paying more to obtain?Was this prospect a dream client? Did you pursue them because you knew you had the ability to produce that value?What did you do to help your dream client work their way through their buying process? How did you create value in helping them to understand their needs? Is what you did there different than what you believe your competitors did? What did you do to help your client with their needs?What did you do during the presentation and proposal stage that drove up the value of your solution? What did you do in all of the later stages that drew a line between you and your competitors? Did you win in the boardroom or was it something you did earlier?How much of your win was due to the relationship you created? How much trust do you believe you generated and what impact did that have on your winning the opportunity? How did you create that trust? What did you do that helped to you build consensus, to gain the support of their team?How much of the decision to choose you and your solution did you control? What did you do to make that happen? Why did your client want to work with you? Specifically?last_img read more

New Whitmer commission wastes time money LaFave says

first_img08Jun New Whitmer commission wastes time, money, LaFave says Categories: LaFave News State Rep. Beau LaFave today said he was disappointed in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to squander more taxpayer dollars on Line 5 studies, rather than continue negotiations to reach a deal with Enbridge.“I am deeply disappointed that in addition to wasting precious time during peak construction season when significant progress could be made getting Line 5 off the Straits’ floor and safely into a tunnel underground, Gov. Whitmer now sees fit to waste taxpayer dollars on a sham closed-door commission that will undoubtedly be packed with her own political allies,” said LaFave. “A study of this exact issue was already conducted in 2017 that showed an energy pipeline underground is the safest—I repeat, safest—and cheapest way to deliver the energy resources all Michiganders are counting on, whether it’s to heat their homes or to transport and produce the commodities they use every day.”The study, conducted by Dynamic Risk, evaluated six possible alternatives to the current Line 5 and ultimately concluded that housing the tunnel 100 feet below the floor of the Straits inside a utility tunnel was the safest option.“The governor can’t simply toss out facts she doesn’t happen to like,” LaFave added. “Other methods, like trucking, would put the stress of 2,150 additional tanker trucks on our roads. In addition to denial of these realities, a commission unilaterally controlled by the governor’s office is completely lacking in transparency.”LaFave noted he has asked the governor for a meeting for months, and she has refused to meet.LaFave also said he was disappointed in Whitmer’s failure to offer decisive leadership on the issue when Whitmer walked away from negotiations earlier this week.last_img read more

Ofcom CEO Sharon White UK regulator Ofcom has said

first_imgOfcom CEO Sharon WhiteUK regulator Ofcom has said that it “consider[s] it appropriate to examine any implications of a change of control over Sky for its holding of broadcast licences”.The regulator said it will outline the timing of its own look at whether Sky is fit to hold a broadcast licence in the UK when it becomes clear if state for culture, media and sport Karen Bradley is going to ask for an investigation into the proposed acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox on public interest grounds.Ofcom’s move follows Bradley’s separate statement on March 3 that she is minded to intervene on the grounds of media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards.Ofcom said that while a public interest assessment called for by Bradley and its own responsibility under the Communications Act to asses whether broadcast licensees are “fit and proper” are separate legal processes, the issues the regulator considers as part of the public interest assessment may “overlap” with its own consideration of whether Sky is “fit and proper” to hold a licence in the event of 21st Century Fox taking over the 61% of the company that it does not already own.A group of UK cross-party politicians last month called for Ofcom to launch a review of the proposed merger based on 21stCentury Fox CEO James Murdoch’s suitability to hold a UK broadcasting licence.The group, led by former Labour leader Ed Miliband, has written a letter to Ofcom CEO Sharon White calling for the regulator to carry out a test of whether Murdoch is a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a broadcast licence.Ofcom carried out a test of whether Sky should hold a broadcast licence in 2011 at the height of the phone-hacking scandal that scuppered the bid by News Corp to take control of BSkyB, as the pay TV operator then was.Bradley this week said she is minded to intervene on two public interest grounds – media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards. Investigations on the grounds of media plurality are justified to ensure that there is a sufficient plurality of persons with control of the media enterprises serving audiences in the UK, while commitment to broadcasting standards relates to the need for media enterprises and their controllers to have a genuine commitment to the attainment of broadcast standards objectives.Shadow culture secretary Tom Watson yesterday weighed in to the debate, pushing Bradley to investigate the acquisition on media plurality grounds and also asked whether Ofcom would conduct a ‘fit and proper’ investigation before approval of the merger was completed.Making the case for the acquisition, Murdoch last week said that 21st Century Fox’s consolidation of Sky will provide a major boost for creative industries in the UK as well as Germany and Italy.Speaking at the Deloitte Enders Media & Telecoms 2017 & Beyond conference in London, Murdoch also said consolidation was necessary to ensure that Sky could continue to compete with the internet giants that are now playing a growing role in the media business globally.last_img read more