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Gilas kicks off campaign with closed-door camp

first_imgPrince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Injured cadets Matthew Wright (knee) and Russel Escoto (knee) are expected to appear but not participate, while naturalized big man Andray Blatche remain with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association.The Gilas 5.0 is preparing for the regional tourney set on May 12 to 18 at Smart Araneta Coliseum, where it seeks a seat in the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon in August.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Part two of UA Circuit challenge held last weekend MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Philippines vs France in a FIBA OQT match at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe newest iteration of the Gilas Pilipinas opens its buildup with a closed-door training camp this month.National team coach Chot Reyes announced the news on his Twitter account @coachot on Tuesday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing LATEST STORIES He wrote: “Gilas campaign officially kicks-off with 3-day training camp fr March 14-16 w all members of the national pool invited. #LabanPilipinas ❤”June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, and Calvin Abueva lead the 25-man strong pool where Reyes will draw the roster for the 2017 Seaba Championships in May.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAlso expected to join the training camp in Tagaytay are Terrence Romeo, Paul Lee, Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Almazan, Troy Rosario, Art dela Cruz, Jonathan Grey, Bradwyn Guinto, LA Revilla, and Norbert Torres.Rookies Mac Belo, Jio Jalalon, Kevin Ferrer, Roger Pogoy, Ed Daquioag, Carl Bryan Cruz, Mike Tolomia, Von Pessumal, Arnold Van Opstal, and Fonzo Gotladera also get their first stint together with the PBA veterans. 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon View commentslast_img read more

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2018 When Work Works Winners Leverage Workplace Flexibility Yielding Positive Results

first_imgSHRM Honors 97 Organizations for Effective Workplace Practices  Workplace learning, customized workflex, mentorship, a positive work culture, and employee-based innovation are just a few of the exciting workforce trends becoming a reality for employees of the 2018 When Work Works (WWW) Award winners.The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently announced the 97 winners of the award. Recipients represent 35 states and Washington, D.C.“Each of the 2018 When Work Works Award winners tells a different story about how it created a dynamic, positive and effective workplace culture,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and CEO of SHRM. “But there are common themes among all winners’ practices. They are committed to workplace flexibility, mentoring and training employees, and having at the heart of their organizations an appreciation of the value of individual workers.”The WWW award honors these organizations that have created effective workplaces grounded in evidence-based components outlined in the SHRM’s Effective Workplace Index. The components directly link a flexible, positive workplace culture with positive returns on employer investment, such as increased retention, productivity, and a more engaged workforce. The Effective Workplace Index is based on SHRM’s National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW). The six components of an effective workplace include Autonomy; Work-Life fit; Supervisor Support for Work Success; Satisfaction with Wages, Benefits and Opportunities for Advancement; Job Challenges and Learning Opportunities, and a Culture of Respect, Trust and Belonging.This year we are shining a light – or “Flex Lights” – on each winning workplace’s notable offerings and accomplishments. Here are some of the Flex-Lights from a few of this year’s winners:Worldwide101, New York, N.Y. – Working virtually and employee autonomyCenter for Information Warfare Training (Navy’s Credentials Program), Pensacola, Fla. – Workflex customization and workplace learningThe Autumn Group, Windham, N.H. – Half day FridaysTake Flight Learning, Marlton, N.J. – Diversity and workflex customizationiHire, LLC, Frederick, Md. – Unlimited PTO and recognition/celebrationsNPC Research, Portland, ME – Family friendly workplaceHarvest Group, Rogers, Ark.– Promotion of five core valuesCorner Alliance, Inc., Washington, D.C. – ‘Employees are the greatest asset’ and a culture of trustPurple Ink LLC, Carmel, Ind. – Flexibility = nearly 100% retentionIsthmus Engineering, Inc., St. Paul, Minn. – Workflex customization at every turnAlexander & Company CPAS PSC, Owensboro, KY – Traditional Workflex that WorksTowerPinkster, Kalamazoo, Mich. – “Culture Advisory Action Team” and “Work-life Balance Program”Henry & Horne, LLP, Tempe, Ariz. – Employee Autonomy, workplace learning and workflex customizationBDO USA, LLP, Tampa, Fla. worksite – “Flex Leads” and “BDO Parents”Fortune Title Agency Inc., Roseland, N.J. – “Fortune Family” and unique teambuilding eventsN2 Publishing, Wilmington, N.C. – Culture of respect and trust and on-call pediatriciansMahoney, Ulbrich, Christiansen & Russ P.A., St. Paul, Minn. – Generous workplace learning and employee-centered cultureCross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., Little Rock, Ark. – Flexible work schedules and professional development supportCobec Consulting, Inc., Washington, D.C. – “Months of Awesomeness” and ‘work feeling like home’Oklahoma Public School Resource Center, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla. – Unique teambuilding and professional developmentBen’s Bells Project, Tucson, Ariz. – “Kind Colleagues” and “Kind Notes”These organizations understand that workplace flexibility helps build great cultures and contributes to the success of employees and business.Selection for the WWW award is a two-step process, including an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices and a confidential employee survey on the key ingredients of an effective and flexible workplace. Also considered are employees’ real-life experiences at their worksites. Applicants are measured against the norms from SHRM’s National Study of Employers and the NSCW.To learn more about the awards, visit an interactive map that lists winning organizations by state and a list of winners by name. Also see Trends Emerging from 2018 When Work Works Award Winners.last_img read more

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Popular Chicklets: Make Your Popularity Known With These Chicklets

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting ReadBurnerGoogle Reader is one of the most popular feed readers out there. One of the best features of Google Reader happens to be the “Shared Items” feature. Sites like ReadBurner and RSSmeme aggregate these shared items and from the looks of these sites, there’s a ton of sharing going on. ReadBurner offers chicklets for just about every page on the site. Keep up with the number of items shared for an author, source, or a user. Just head to any of the aforementioned pages and you’ll see a chicklet ready for the taking in the top right corner. Share Your PopularityThere you have it. These are three of the most popular chicklets out next to the FeedBurner chicklet, which we already sport here on ReadWriteWeb. The point of showing them off is not only for narcissistic purposes, but in a way, they can help to make your authority known. You can share your growth with your community and they in turn will be just as happy as you to help your numbers to grow. So we’d like to ask you, what chicklets are you showing off on your blog corvida 1 For any blogger, your first chicklet was probably your RSS subscriber stats via FeedBurner. For some, this chicklet marked the beginning of a long journey ahead. It was a sign that your blog was prospering and someone out there was listening. Now, your prosperity and popularity doesn’t have to be limited to just your blog. Here are a few chicklets from popular sites and services to show off on your blog.Twitter Our beloved Twitter now has a chicklet for users to display the number of followers on their blog using TwitterCounter. TwitterCounter displays your stats just like FeedBurner and allows you to see your growth (or loss) over the a period of time.PlurkPlurk, the underdog that no one’s quite sure about yet, also has a follower counter. However, those who are using Plurk and sport hard earned high karma stats can now wave that work around too with a Plurk karma counter that comes in 3 flavors. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Product Reviews#RSS & Feeds#Trends#web last_img read more

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5 Biggest Data Breaches of the First Half of 2019 Affect Billions of People

first_imgThe first six months of 2019 have seen enough data breaches to affect at least a few billion people. The leaked data includes influencers’ phone numbers, security audit logs, student records, banking data, medical records, and much more.“Assume that if you are online, your data has already been leaked. Criminals can use that data to lure you into a sophisticated phishing attack or influence your votes with personalized ads,” said Daniel Markuson, a digital privacy expert at VPN provider NordVPN. The US remains the most popular target country for data breaches and hacks, but they’ve been happening all over the world according to Markuson.Here are the five largest data breaches and leaks of the first six months of the year 2019:- Sponsor – 1. Collections #1-5 (approx. 3 billion accounts)Collections #1-5 was a megaleak containing around 3 billion users’ records. Cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt discovered links to all these databases being shared on a hacking forum. This is the biggest selection of compromised data ever, collected over time from several other breaches.Collection #1 appeared on the dark web in January. It is said to contain addresses and passwords from over 2,000 previous data breaches, which includes the emails and passwords of 770 million people. It appeared on the cloud service MEGA and was available for download via torrent magnet links. Collection #1 contained over 12,000 files and “weighs” more than 87 gigabytes.A few weeks later, a megaleak titled Collections #2-5 containing approximately 25 billion unique records and roughly 2.2 billion unique usernames and passwords became available on the internet. It was distributed through hacker forums and torrent sites. Collections #2-5 amount to 845 gigabytes of stolen data. As with Collection #1, most of the stolen data come from earlier thefts, like the breaches of Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Dropbox. Same as with the first batch of data, most of it came from years-old leaks.2. Cloud Service Leak (2.3 billion files)At the end of May, researchers from the Photon Research Team at Digital Shadows discovered that 2.3 billion files were accessible online due to configuration errors. The data was public across data-sharing and cloud services, online storage services, and companies’ servers. These files included medical scans, credit card details, payroll files, intellectual property patents, and at least 11 million photographs, many of which were considered private images. They went public on a Japanese photo-sharing platform called Theta360. Fortunately, the company reacted quickly and sealed the leak over the next 24 hours.3. Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram (2.1 billion users)This list would not be complete without Facebook and its companies. They are responsible for a whopping 2.1 billion users’ data getting breached or leaked.In April, a cybersecurity firm called UpGuard found and reported that two third-party Facebook app developers—Mexico-based Cultura Colectiva and an app called At The Pool— stored a total of about 540 million Facebook user data entries on unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers. This included “comments, likes, reactions, account names, FB IDs, and more” from millions of Facebook users.In May, Facebook-owned WhatsApp was breached. Hackers found and exploited a security flaw that left its users vulnerable to spyware. The exact number of victims is unknown, but the app has 1.5 billion users, all of which could have been affected. An Israeli government surveillance agency called the NSO Group designed the spyware. It could turn on a device’s microphone and camera, gain access to emails and messages, and collect location data.In the second half of May, the contact details of nearly 50 million Instagram users became accessible on a massive unsecured online database. The breached data contains the personal information, such as emails and phone numbers, of high-profile influencers, celebrities, and brand accounts. The database itself was on an Amazon server and was not password protected. It was traced to a Mumbai-based marketing company called Chtrbox.4. Internet of Things: Orvibo (2 billion records)The most recent breach on the list happened at the beginning of July. Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, researchers from vpnMentor, discovered that a user database belonging to a Chinese company called Orvibo, was left openly accessible online. Orbivo runs an Internet of Things management platform. Its database contained over 2 billion logs, including, among other things, users’ passwords, email addresses, geolocation details, and, most disturbingly, reset codes. They could be used to reset passwords and email addresses leaving the users locked out of their accounts forever.5. Breaches and Collections by Gnosticplayers (over 1 billion accounts)A hacker called Gnosticplayers has been putting batches of hacked data on a darknet website called Dream Market since mid-February. He stole 1.071 billion credentials from 45 companies by the end of May, a goal he was aiming for.The hacker requested varying sums of bitcoin in exchange for the stolen info and promoted the data in the mass media. He claimed that his two main goals are money and the “downfall of American pigs.”Gnosticplayers released the stolen information in six rounds, which varied in size and price. It contained data from various apps and companies and included users’ full names, email addresses, passwords, location data, social media pages, etc. Some of the affected companies paid fees so that their information would not be released.One of the largest Australian tech companies, Canva, was affected the most. The company did spot the hacker and managed to close their database server, but not before he stole 139 million users’ data including login information, real names, addresses, etc. 61 million of the passwords were hashed with the bcrypt algorithm, one of the most secure algorithms today. The remaining 78 million accounts used Google tokens, which let users sign up for the service without a password.Why did he do it? According to the hacker himself, sometimes he put the data for sale just because the companies didn’t encrypt their users’ passwords. “I just felt upset at this particular moment, because seeing this lack of security in 2019 is making me angry,” the hacker told ZDNet.Dishonorable Mention: Medical and Financial InstitutionsIt was a difficult half-year for medical and financial institutions as well. A lot of security incidents were relatively small, but the overall number raises concerns. Only few to mention:In June, nearly 12 million patients were exposed in a Quest Diagnostics data breach.The next day, LabCorp disclosed that the same hack also impacted 7.7 million of their customers.American Medical Collection Agency’s security breach was by far the worst. It exposed personal and financial information of over 20 million people.Unfortunately, a lot of financial institutions also suffered from similar attacks. Just a few examples:In June, data on 2.7 million individuals and 173,000 businesses was stolen by an employee of Canada’s largest credit union, Desjardins. Names, social insurance numbers, age, addresses, emails, and phone numbers were compromised.Hackers infiltrated Chile’s ATM interbank network, Redbanc, after tricking an employee into downloading a malicious program.In February UK-based Metro Bank became the first major bank to suffer from a new type of cyber intrusion that intercepts text messages with two-factor authentication codes.What It Means to Digital PrivacyThese breaches and leaks are more dangerous than they might seem at first. The frequent cyber-attacks could be numbing the public to the privacy risks they represent.“Due to frequent cyber-attacks and data leaks, people are becoming less attuned to privacy risks,” explained Daniel Markuson. “This may lead to a careless attitude towards their own personal safety, and that would mean more severe damage for all internet users.”Billions of people were affected only this year. It’s evident that internet users can’t trust companies and even government agencies to keep their data safe. Therefore, according to Markuson, users must take cybersecurity into their own hands. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Obi Racoon S401, Fox S453 up for grabs via online channels

first_imgObi Mobile’s latest offerings, the Racoon S401 and Fox S453 smartphones are now up for grabs via various online retail stores at a price tag of Rs 4,190 and Rs 5,418 respectively. Both the smartphones were earlier listed on the company’s official website without any details regarding pricing and availability.The Obi Racoon smartphone features a 4-inch WVGA TFT display with a 480×800 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek (MT6572) processor along with 512MB of RAM. It comes with 4GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It sports a 5MP rear camera with LED flash as also a 2MP front-facing camera.  Connectivity options include: 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth. The smartphone decks in a 1500mAh battery that can deliver up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 180 hours of standby time, according to the company.Meanwhile, the comparatively pricier Obi Fox S453 smartphone comes with a larger 4.5-inch FWVGA TFT IPS display with a 480×854 pixels resolution. It is powered by the same 1GHz dual-core MediaTek (MT6572) processor and comes with similar 1GB of RAM. It also comes with 4GB of internal storage, also expandable up to 32GB via microSD. The dual-SIM device runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and packs in a larger 1600mAh battery. It boasts of a 5MP rear camera with LED flash along with a 2MP front camera. Connectivity options here include: 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth.advertisementBoth the Obi Racoon S401 as well as the Fox S453 have been listed in white colour alone.last_img read more

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Art Briles’ Daughter Posts Lengthy Note On Facebook About Her Dad’s Firing From Baylor

first_imgFacebook post by Staley Lebby about Art Briles.Staley Lebby“I just stopped crying long enough to be able to write this.” That’s how Art Briles’ daughter, Staley, began her lengthy note on Facebook regarding her father’s firing from Baylor. It was announced earlier today that Briles, who had been the head coach of the Bears’ football team since 2008, was being fired amid the program’s sexual assault scandal. Here’s her full note. Art Briles daughter, Staley Lebby, posts her thoughts on facebook about her father’s firing at #Baylor. pic.twitter.com/TbCq4iEGWS— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) May 26, 2016Staley Lebby is married to Jeff Lebby, the Bears’ passing game coordinator and running backs coach. It is unclear if he will remain on staff. She is not alone in her feelings about Briles’ firing, either. Many Baylor players took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with the school’s decision.last_img read more

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$1.2 Billion Allocated to Rehabilitate KMA Infrastructure

first_imgAn additional $1.2 billion has been allocated in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, to continue the rehabilitation of infrastructure across the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA), which was damaged during the passage of Tropical Storm Sandy in 2010. The work, being implemented by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, under the Tropical Storm Nicole – KMA Drainage Project, seeks to restore and protect critical sections of damaged infrastructure; reduce challenges and vulnerabilities; and improve flood mitigation efforts. Activities undertaken between November 2010, when the project started, and February 2013, included completion of 60 per cent of the scheduled drainage rehabilitation works. The remaining 40 per cent is being targeted for completion during 2013/14. The project, being jointly funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Caribbean Development bank, is slated for completion in August. The Estimates will be considered by the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, beginning April 9. By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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THE ROCK KEVIN HART JACK BLACK AND NICK JONAS ARE ALL IN

first_imgAdvertisement And now he’s in Alberta filming a follow up to thisSo are his “Jumanji” co-stars in Alberta too? I think so!.Kevin seems to be the only one, besides the Rock, posting about being here…but it’s only on his Insta story…so the evidence is gone every 24 hours.  If you see/run into them while they’re here, send us pics!!Gregg Reynolds – GlobalNews.ca On Tuesday, thanks to Instagram, we found out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in Calgary.We also found out from our friends at Global News that he’s there to start working on the new “Jumanji” movie and they’ll be primarily in Kananaskis, Alberta.ICYMI:  Dwayne was actually recently announced as one of Time Magazines 100 most influential people!Introducing the 2019 #TIME100 https://t.co/1WeH62z2pQ pic.twitter.com/iBKrhSl9D0— TIME (@TIME) April 17, 2019 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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