Favorable draw for Malditas in AFC Asian Cup

first_imgMOST READ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIt was always going to be a tough draw either way for the Philippines in the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup. But the  Malditas got a slice of good fortune when they landed in Group A together with Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand, host Jordan and 13th ranked China in their maiden appearance in the prestigious tournament in April next year.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Still, they will be facing their toughest test yet in the Asian Cup, where the Top Five teams will actually make the Womens World Cup in France in 2019. Philippine Football Federation president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta hopes the country will rally around the Malditas as they seek a World Cup berth next year.“We are happy with the outcome of the draw and look forward to the opportunity to bring honor to our country,” said Araneta, who has taken charge of the preparations for the tournament. “We call on all true supporters of Philippine Football to come together to help make the World Cup Qualification a reality. In 2010, the Miracle in Hanoi brought us all together to support the men’s national team. Now is the time for Women’s football to take us to the next level.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The draw held at the King Hussein bin Talal Convention Center in the Dead Sea last Saturday night saw former World Cup winner Japan, Australia, Korea Republic and Vietnam in Group B. But with three of the four top-ranked teams in the competition in the other group, the Malditas’ chances of surviving the group stage actually look good. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseMalditas co-captain Inna Palacios is upbeat of the team’s chances following the draw.“We see light and hope to make the next round,” said Palacios. “But again, it’s not going to be an easy journey. It never will. Proper preparation is crucial here.” Ceres, Global forge PFL Finals duel Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Erik Karlsson scratched late from Sharks game with injury

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. — Erik Karlsson’s injury appears to be more serious than Sharks coach Pete DeBoer originally thought.Karlsson left the ice early during Sharks pregame warmups in Tampa Saturday, getting scratched just before the puck dropped in his team’s game with the Tampa Bay Lightning.Karlsson is dealing with a lower-body injury that kept him off the ice for a large chunk of the third period of the Sharks win over the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday. After the game, DeBoer said he limited …last_img read more

4 common mistakes customers make when transitioning to cloud hosting

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Richard Parker How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Amazon Web Services#AWS#cloud services#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#Microsoft If you use a computer to conduct business, then you’ve probably heard of cloud hosting. Also called “cloud computing,” cloud hosting is a digital network that lets business owners save their files, computer applications, and other resources on a remote server.The most obvious advantage of cloud hosting is that you can access your data from any Internet-enabled device. Other benefits include:Project teams can collaborate in real-time using the same files and computer applications;Cloud storage tends to be cheaper than buying several high-end hard drives;And if your computer or hard drive gets destroyed or stolen, you will still have access to the data you saved on the cloud.Depending on how you intend to use the cloud, migrating to cloud hosting is relatively easy. However, some business owners make mistakes that cost money, prevent them from taking full advantage of the cloud, or worst of all, cause them to lose their data.Here are four mistakes to avoid if you plan to migrate to cloud computing:Mistake #1: Choosing the wrong cloud hosting service providerIt is critical that you choose a reputable cloud hosting service provider. Before you transfer all of your files to a remote server, read online reviews to find out if past customers have lost their data.The demand for cloud computing has motivated plenty of fly-by-night entrepreneurs to offer inexpensive cloud hosting. But if your provider doesn’t back up your data and something happens to the server, you could wind up losing your saved resources.Ask your cloud hosting provider if it backs up its servers – and how many backups there will be of your work.You should also find out if your data will be encrypted when you upload or download it from the cloud. The most secure hosting providers require that the browser or app you use to access the cloud has an encrypted connection before you can download or upload content. Look at the padlock next to the URL to confirm that is says “https://”.Another important question is, “Will my data be encrypted?” You can probably find out by reading the hosting provider’s terms of service. You should not store sensitive content on the could unless it is encrypted.Mistake #2: Not taking full advantage of cloud hostingThe cloud is a versatile system, but many business owners fail to take full advantage of its benefits. Cloud hosting can help you save time and reduce expenses by optimizing your business processes.If you choose a reputable cloud hosting provider, then you won’t have to back up content you save on the cloud. So be sure to transition every possible digital resource to the cloud to minimize your storage backup responsibilities.If you work from both your home and office, then you don’t constantly need to transfer data from one computer to the next. Your content will be readily accessible on the cloud using any Internet-enabled device.Also, keep in mind that you can give clients and employees access to select files and applications on your cloud server. This offers a range of benefits – for example, employees can collaborate in real-time, and clients can monitor the progress of digital projects.Mistake #3: Underestimating the amount of bandwidth you need If you don’t purchase enough bandwidth, then your applications will run slower. Fortunately, cloud storage is cheap, and you can scale your bandwidth up or down depending on your specific needs. If you really want to cut costs, then you can compress files and use data deduplication, which eliminates redundant data.Mistake #4: Not making a full transition to cloud hostingMany business owners are reluctant to abandon their tried and tested business processes. It’s not easy to trust a third party hosting provider with your sensitive data, but if you do your research and ask the right questions – as outlined in “Mistake #1” – then your digital resources will be secure.Whether you manage dozens of employees, run a brick-and-mortar store, or work as a freelancer, you could probably improve efficiency and reduce your expenses by migrating to cloud hosting. Be sure to avoid these four mistakes, and you’ll be able to enjoy the many benefits of cloud computing. Richard Parker is senior writer at https://www.equities.com/user/Richard & https://www.theselfemployed.com/profile/richardparker/ . He covers industry-specific topics such as Entrepreneurship, Data/Security, Startups, Industrial, Growth Equity Community, Smart Cities, Connected Devices & Smart Homes. last_img read more

Cotter McCready sponsor package reforming wage garnishment laws

first_img Categories: McCready News 18Sep Cotter, McCready sponsor package reforming wage garnishment laws Changes offer added protections to employees, employersThe Michigan House today passed a two-bill package to cut bureaucratic red tape involving the state’s wage garnishment laws and strengthen the overall economy, announced state Reps. Kevin Cotter and Mike McCready.House Bills 5390 and 5391 provide comprehensive wage garnishment reform, which will reduce administrative burdens on employers, compensate employers appropriately for administering garnishment and limit the liability of employers.“This legislation is about making sure Michigan’s workers, businesses—small and large alike—and creditors are treated fairly,” said Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant. “I’ve talked to many small business owners, and they’ve told me how quickly they can become liable for another’s debt. It’s taken a lot of work to make this legislation a reality, but it is a common-sense reform we need.”HB 5390, sponsored by Cotter, makes a writ of garnishment of wages, salary, commissions or other earnings valid only if the writ is served on the garnishees in accordance with Michigan court rules.“We want to safeguard employers from wage situations that can escalate extremely quickly,” said McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills. “Any Michigan employer or small business that gets stuck with an employee’s substantial debt will have trouble getting back on its feet. We need to look after our economy’s recovery in big and small ways, so I’m glad to see this preventative legislation is being seriously considered.”HB 5391, sponsored by McCready, makes provisions that if an employer is ordered to pay any part of an employee’s debt, the employer will have the ability to deduct that amount from the employee’s regularly scheduled wage payments.HBs 5390 and 5391 now head to the Senate for consideration.###last_img read more

3 year old girl killed in the war on drugs in the

first_img SharePrint Pictures of some of the victims of Duterte’s “War on Drugs”Pictures of some of the victims of Duterte’s “War on Drugs” Last month, a three-year-old girl became one of the youngest victims of the war on drugs, after she was shot dead in a raid near Manila. Police said she had been used as a human shield by her father, but the family disputes this.Meanwhile, on Thursday The United Nations passed a resolution to probe the killing of thousands of people in the Philippines, in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs”.The resolution, led by Iceland, was adopted by a narrow margin at the 41st session of the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva.  Eighteen countries voted in favour, 14 against, including China, and 15 abstained.Icelandic ResolutionThe Philippine government says police have killed about 6,600 people in shootouts with suspected drug dealers since Duterte was elected in 2016 on a platform of crushing crime, but rights activists claim the toll is at least 27,000.Iceland’s ambassador Harald Aspelund told the forum that they have put forward a balanced text with a very modest task – simply requesting the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to prepare a report for discussion by June next year.The resolution calls on national authorities, including the Filipino government, to take all necessary measures to prevent extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances.The Philippine delegation lobbied against the resolution.Paying justiceEllecer “Budit” Carlos of the Manila-based rights group iDefend said that the resolution is not just a step towards paying justice for the thousands of families of victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines but is also a collective message sent out to those who have praised Duterte.Philippine activists say tens of thousands are being killed as police terrorize poor communities, using cursory drug “watchlists” to identify suspected users or dealers, and executing many in the guise of sting operations.Police deny that, saying all their killings were in self-defence.Duterte’s spokesman, Salvador Panelo, questioned the validity of the resolution not backed by the majority of council members.  He said that Filipinos overwhelmingly backed the president’s unique leadership and approach.Asked by reporters in Manila whether he would allow UN investigation, Duterte said, “Let them state their purpose and I will review it.”Panelo said that if the president permitted the probe and if it is carried out impartially, it would only result in the humiliation of the investigators and those who backed the resolution.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more