Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Dodgers’ Machado stands out for lack of hustle again Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We just have to focus on what we did right and what we did wrong against Ateneo. We still have four games. I’m just gonna look at our game against UP and not the remaining games.” 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University’s chance to gatecrash the Final Four party is slipping away as the Bulldogs languish in seventh place with 3-7 card.NU head coach Jamike Jarin though, isn’t ready to wave the white flag just yet with NU still has only four games left in the eliminations to pick up the pieces.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Super rookie Dave Ildefonso, who has been consistent all season long averaging 15 points per game, and Clemente were impressive anew although their performance were still not enough for NU to get past Ateneo, 64-79, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Ateneo clinches Final Four spot, dominates NUTheir efforts, though, certainly did not go unnoticed.Jarin said such takeaways will help his team in the coming seasons, especially that these young talents still have four playing years to further improve their game.“That’s the scary part for the opponents of the UAAP,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Blue chip rookies Dave Ildefonso and John Lloyd Clemente are just among the reasons why Jarin stays with a positive outlook amid his team’s struggles this season.“They’re still rookies and you can see the big upside with these two,” said Jarin of Ildefonso and Clemente.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“For JLC (Clemente) and Dave, you can see the future not only for NU but also for Philippine basketball.”Clemente, a one-time champion and two-time Mythical Team member in the juniors level, waxed hot from deep on 5-of-8 shooting and put up 25 points that came with eight boards. View comments
Where: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! What: The Carl Rosa Opera Company returns to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center with its acclaimed production of the Gilbert and Sullivan musical comedy “The Pirates of Penzance.” With West End star Rosemary Ashe – the original Carlotta in “The Phantom of the Opera” – this award-winning revival features new costumes, staging and design. Sponsored in part by superpages.com. For tickets and information, call the LPAC box office at (661)723-5950 or visit www.lpac.org. The Lancaster Performing Arts Center is part of Lancaster’s Parks, Recreation and Arts Department. When: 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29
Having a backup plan — whether in life or in fishing — is always a good idea. In fishing, having a solid plan B can sometimes save the day, or even a season. For Eureka anglers, heading offshore to fish for salmon, halibut or rockfish is always plan A. With no salmon season and lots of wind and rough seas to squash any thoughts of heading out the jaws, we’re pretty darn lucky to have the California halibut fishery within Humboldt Bay as our offshore alternative. It has certainly saved a lot …
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The three adventurers with their Ukranianhostess Olga. Exploring a field of giant sunflowersin Prague.(Images: 1 000 Traveling Names blog)MEDIA CONTACTS • Shannon Davis1 000 Traveling Names and a Donkey+27 74 107 5550RELATED ARTICLES• SA trio en route to Mongolia• Celebrities on sale for charity• African adventure for local woman• SA woman conquers the Seven Summits• SA comics team up for charityMediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterThree South African women who set off on a daring expedition six weeks ago to cross Europe in the 16 000km Mongol Rally from the UK to Mongolia to raise money for charity, have successfully completed their journey.The goal was an ambitious one: to travel through up to 14 countries (depending on the route) and cross four mountain ranges and three deserts without any support vehicles.The local team, consisting of Joanne Theron, Shannon Davis and Gene Arundel, started their adventure on 23 July 2011 in London. Their goal was to raise money for two charities: the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation and the Pink Drive Campaign.The South African team went all out to represent South Africa on their journey. They distributed scarves and flags supplied by Brand SA and they even branded their vehicle “SA”.Everything about the team was unusual, from their name to their chosen mode of transport. The team was officially known as 1 000 Travelling Names and a Donkey (a reference to their mascot), and was sponsored by Brand South Africa, among others.To add more excitement to the trip, the local team decided to undertake their journey using an ambulance as their mode of transport. They decided to donate the vehicle to the people of Mongolia as a contribution towards the creation of a national ambulance service in the country.Mongolia’s poor economic status and lack of funds for public services has left the country short of emergency vehicles. A large number of Mongolian citizens live a traditional, nomadic lifestyle, which means they have to travel long distances to get to a hospital.An improved ambulance service would help to save many lives and improve the quality of life of the residents of the country.Happy memoriesAlong the way, the trio met many interesting people, experienced many random acts of kindness and made happy memories: a Russian lady they met in a bar who took it upon herself to ensure they had the correct maps so that they didn’t get lost on route to their next destination; a run-in with Ukrainian police; playing in a field of sunflowers in Prague; and attending a Kazakh wedding in Kazakhstan.They were first class ambassadors for their country while on their travels, spreading South African generosity, warmth and cheer to whomever they met along the way.“We were extremely proud to fly our flag high for South Africa and to be ambassadors for our country. Thanks again for all your support,” says Team South Africa.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nine months after the full implementation of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance 209 and 213, America’s pig farmers continue to demonstrate their awareness and commitment to doing what’s right on the farm. Since the rules went into effect on Jan. 1, the National Pork Board has received only two calls into its farmer call center requesting clarification or information on the rule change.“America’s 60,000 pig farmers are keenly aware of the change occurring on farms, and they were clearly ready, willing and able to meet the requirements of these new rules,” said Terry O’Neel, board president and a pig farmer from Friend, Nebraska. “To have just two calls into our call center tells me that the requirements are being met and our two-year proactive education plan has paid off.”FDA guidance 209 and 213 ends the use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion and increases veterinarian oversight for on-farm antibiotic use through the Veterinary Feed Directive and prescriptions. All human medically important antibiotics administered to pigs in feed and water must have direct veterinarian oversight. This strengthens an already strong veterinary-client-patient relationship between pig farmers and their veterinarians. Both also take proactive pig management and biosecurity steps to increase the health of pigs and reduce the need for antibiotics.Close to home, O’Neel recently completed the USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) survey on his pig farm. The survey reviewed written antibiotic-use records from July through December 2016. During the survey with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture veterinarian, it was revealed that O’Neel had reduced his antimicrobial use.“We’ve improved our herd health practices on our farm and are already seeing a reduced need for antibiotics, all while improving our pigs’ health,” O’Neel said. “Third parties who try to evaluate antibiotic-use policies do not account for or understand the real change underway on today’s farms.“Veterinarians and farmers work every day to protect the health and welfare of their pigs, reduce antibiotic use and lower the carbon footprint of pork production to raise the safest food possible. It is truly a delicate balance for America’s pig farmers and it is perplexing when others try to set arbitrary limits on antibiotic use that are actually detrimental to animal health, the environment and food safety.”Among the highlights of the Pork Checkoff’s 2017 work includes building new collaborative relationships with third parties focused on understanding antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic stewardship initiatives. In 2017, the National Pork Board took part in workshops with other agriculture industry stakeholders and a multitude of agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGO) representing environmental, consumer, retail, foodservice and allied industries.“We are working to develop universal standards on antimicrobial stewardship,” said Heather Fowler, director of producer and public health at the National Pork Board. “It begins with succinctly defining ‘stewardship’ so all of the players can build programs that are consistent across the board and where success is measurable.”Part of the effort will also focus on antibiotic resistance — a complex issue that affects both veterinary and human medicine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 47 million human prescriptions are not medically necessary, at least 30% of all prescriptions written. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that antibiotic resistance is a pressing health problem and is why pig farmers are committed to doing their part in defining antibiotic stewardship.The National Pork Board is also continuing its work with Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, to develop a models and metrics platform to demonstrate overall reduction in on-farm antibiotic use.“We’re in the process of finalizing the 2016 antibiotic usage benchmark data for the U.S. pork industry right now,” Davies said. “This will be an essential tool to improve understanding of antibiotic prescription practices and will better educate pig farmers on using antibiotics correctly to keep animals healthy.”Other 2017 projects include:Hosting a live webcast which brought together experts in farming, veterinarian medicine and the retail and foodservice industries. More than 60,000 viewers attended the event online and 400 pork producers were in the live studio audience. A replay of the broadcast can be viewed online at: RealChangeOnFarms.org.Participating in a panel discussion at the annual Global Ag Investing conference in New York City to address the shared responsibility of antibiotic use in both animal and human health.Hosting an Iowa farm tour with 20 journalist fellows of the National Press Foundation.“Farmers understand their commitment to antibiotic stewardship and are making changes to their practices based on sound research and a commitment to animal welfare,” O’Neel said. “Consumers can rest assured that medically important antibiotics are no longer used for growth promotion.”For more information on the National Pork Board’s efforts to assist farmers and others who want to learn more about responsible on-farm antibiotic use, visit pork.org/antibiotics.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Browsers#news#web mike melanson It looks like Microsoft has moved to the “sticks and stones” method for handling public relations gaffes. As we reported yesterday, France joined Germany in suggesting that its citizens switch from Internet Explorer to, well, anything else. Now, Microsoft’s UK security chief, Cliff Evans, has responded by saying that switching to other browsers will only open you up to more security vulnerabilities than staying with Internet Explorer.That’s saying a lot for the browser implicated in the Great Google Caper of 2010 and we have multiple security experts who said a lot on why it just isn’t true.In a conversation with TechRadar, Evans said that “the net effect of switching [from IE] is that you will end up on less secure browser” and that “there are broader risks and issues with other browsers.” Internet Explorer: The Reigning Champ of Security?These statements just didn’t ring true in our ears, so we got in touch with Thomas Kristensen, the chief security officer for Secunia, a company that specializes in looking for security vulnerabilities.“In my opinion the browsers aren’t the real problem for most users,” Kristensen told us. “The main concern for normal users is by far all the third party programs, such as programs from Adobe, Sun, Apple, and many other vendors, which are being exploited.”Browsers, whether Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, update themselves requiring little if any user involvement, he said, so most vulnerabilities are taken care of. With other programs, however, updates often sit waiting for “months and even years before they update.” Kristensen did concede, however, that the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Opera currently have no un-patched vulnerabilities and are therefor a more secure choice compared with IE, while offering the same caveat.“The normal user faces the almost same risk whether they run IE, Firefox, or Chrome if they haven’t updated all their software,” said Kristensen. Vincent Steckler, CEO of anti-virus software provider Avast, agreed that Evans’ statement didn’t really add up.“Other browsers may also have vulnerabilities but to suggest that changing browsers can increase vulnerability is not correct,” he told us this morning. “It is changing from the known to the unknown – while it may not increase your protection, it will not decrease it.”IE 6: The Gift That Keeps On GivingSo, while Evans’ statement doesn’t really hold much water according to security experts, he does note later in the TechRadar article that “the reality of the risk is minimal, even if you have IE6; you would have to go to a website running the exploit.”On this point we can find some agreement. Michael Sutton, VP of security research at security provider Zscaler, notes that a switch may be a wasted effort, except for in one case.“Switching browsers in response to a single vulnerability is a wasted effort. All browsers have vulnerabilities,” said Sutton. “So what happens when you switch to Firefox and they announce a critical vulnerability? The larger story here is that the attack succeeded by targeting users running IE6 – an 8-year-old browser.”Whether you switch browsers or not, there is one thing for sure – you need to stop using Internet Explorer 6 already. In the end, though, it doesn’t come down to running an ancient browser, as the vulnerability may go well beyond that.“Currently it is evident that running IE6 on XP or Windows 2000 is a very bad idea, and any other browser would be a better choice for XP and Windows 2000 users,” Kristensen told us. “It is also evident that there is an unpatched vulnerability in IE7 and IE8 which may or may not be exploitable on Vista and Windows 7.”We have to admit, the French may be right on more than red wine and food. Go get yourself a copy of Chrome, Firefox or Opera if you haven’t already. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Real Madrid wing-back Marcelo: Don’t go over the top about Iscoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid wing-back Marcelo has no doubts about the commitment of Isco.The midfielder is being linked with a move in January.”We all know his quality,” said Marcelo when talking about Madrid’s No. 22.”For me, he is the one [in our squad] with the most quality on the pitch.”Sometimes players play more, sometimes less, there are different moments.”We should not go over it so much.”Isco is with Madrid to the death, like all the players.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say