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Groves to conclude big day of sport

first_imgHammersmith boxing prospect George Groves will round off a busy day of local sport.The unbeaten 23-year-old defends his British and European super-middleweight titles against experienced Liverpudlian Paul Smith at Wembley Arena this evening.Chelsea fan Groves will be hoping for a pre-fight morale booster when his team face struggling Blackburn at Ewood Park this afternoon.After recent problems on and off the pitch, the Blues are looking to get back to winning ways following back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.The league leaders are coming.Troubled Blackburn are in the bottom three but a win would take them to within a point of Fulham, who play Tottenham tomorrow.QPR face a tough task today, with leaders Manchester City visiting Loftus Road.And in League One, Brentford are away to Sheffield Wednesday.Our non-League teams are also in action, with Hayes & Yeading travelling to Stockport in the Conference, while Hampton & Richmond will attempt to climb off the bottom of Conference South when they host Eastbourne.Elsewhere, Harrow Borough are at home to AFC Hornchurch in the FA Cup second qualifying round, with Wealdstone facing a tricky away tie against Margate.In rugby union, Premiership leaders Harlequins travel to face fourth-placed Bath.Then tonight, Groves takes on former British champion Smith in a Bonfire Night showdown that could pave the way for a world title shot in 2012.Groves is provisionally scheduled to enter the ring at around 10.45pm and the contest is live on BoxNation (Sky channel 456) or can be watched online by clicking here.You can also follow us on Twitter for updates from Wembley.last_img read more

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Brand South Africa & CNBC Africa Special on the Thought Leadership Breakfast at WEF Davos

first_imgOn the morning of 20 January 2016, Brand South Africa together with CNBC Africa hosted an exclusive Thought Leadership Breakfast in Davos – Switzerland, under the theme “Will the 4th Industrial Revolution Benefit South Africa and Africa?”This discussion aimed to contextualise how industrialisation plays a crucial role in achieving the economic growth and social development visualised in South Africa’s National Development Plan and the continent’s Agenda 2063. This gathering saw international government leaders as well as global CEOs deliberate on the role that industrialisation can play in growing South Africa and Africa, in a CNBC Africa hosted panel.That being said – kindly be advised that the Brand South Africa and CNBC Africa Special on the Thought Leadership Breakfast at WEF Davos will air this afternoon (Thursday 28 January 2016) at 13h00 on CNBC Africa Channel 410.The key note address was delivered by the Minister of Trade and Industry – Dr Rob Davies, and panellists included Nicky Newton-King – the Johannesburg Stock Exchanges’  (JSE) CEO; Vasi Naidoo – the Chairman of the  Nedbank Group; Ben Kruger – the Joint-Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group; as well as Geoffrey Qhena – the CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).Team South Africa concluded a successful programme in Davos assuring investors of policy certainty and economic stability:Team South Africa led by President Jacob Zuma – leveraged the presence of international business, analysts and politicians in Davos to assure the global community of the country’s commitment to maintaining policy certainty, fiscal discipline, macro-economic stability and the promotion of inclusive growth and development.  South Africa reiterated that the National Development Plan, the 9 point plan for economic recovery and Operation Phakisa were being implemented with a view to ensuring economic and social growth and development.ABOUT WEF:For over four decades, the World Economic Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme. The theme of the Meeting this year was ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution’The Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas. Over 2,500 leaders from business, government, international organisations, civil society, academia, media and the arts participated in the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland from 20 to 23 January 2016.last_img read more

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USDA launches interactive data tool to help rural communities address the opioid crisis

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched an interactive data tool to help community leaders build grassroots strategies to address the opioid epidemic.“Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural America in addressing this monumental challenge,” Hazlett said. “Local leaders in small towns across our country need access to user-friendly and relevant data to help them build grassroots solutions for prevention, treatment and recovery.”The opioid misuse Community Assessment Tool enables users to overlay substance misuse data against socioeconomic, census and other public information. This data will help leaders, researchers and policymakers assess what actions will be most effective in addressing the opioid crisis at the local level.The Community Assessment Tool is free and available to the public. It can be accessed on USDA’s Rural Opioid Misuse Webpage or at opioidmisusetool.norc.org.USDA’s launch of the Community Assessment Tool closely follows President Trump’s declaration of October as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Approximately 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017; 49,000 of those deaths involved an opioid. Many of these deaths have been fueled by the misuse of prescription pain medications. The severity of the current opioid misuse crisis requires immediate action.Rural Development partnered with the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis at NORC at the University of Chicago to create the Community Assessment Tool. NORC at the University of Chicago is a non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business and policy decisions. Today, government, corporate and nonprofit organizations around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge. The Walsh Center focuses on a wide array of issues affecting rural providers and residents, including health care quality and public health systems.last_img read more

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Should Entrepreneurs Have Their Own National Holiday? Why Not?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… chris cameron Tags:#events#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Supporters can cast their vote by visiting EntrepreneursDay.org and signing a petition aimed at President Obama by logging in with their Twitter account. Do keep in mind, however, that doing so will automatically tweet your support out on your account, but that’s a small price to pay to help raise entrepreneurial awareness.Many notable entrepreneurs have already signing the petition, including WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, Jason Fried of 37Signals, video blogger Andrew Warner of Mixergy and Babak Nivi of Venture Hacks. Also included on the list of supporters is former New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson, and Babson College President Leanard Schlesinger.Much like the Startup Visa movement, this petition for a national holiday seems like a no-brainer for fans of entrepreneurship. Why should we want to spread information and resources to as many people as possible? Why shouldn’t we recognize entrepreneurs for their achievements on a national stage? If you can find a discernible downside to this, please let us know about it in the comments below. Otherwise, go sign the petition and help entrepreneurs get the national recognition they deserve. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts In the recent months, entrepreneurship has been a hot topic in Washington. From the proposed Startup Visa, to Senator Dodd’s financial reform strategies and even to the overall need for more job creation – many agree that entrepreneurship will play a large role in turning this country’s economic woes around. But one group in support of entrepreneurship is asking for something a little different from the President: a national holiday.Siamak Taghaddos, co-founder of Grasshopper, a virtual phone system built for entrepreneurs, proposed this morning that March 20th, 2011 should be the first annual National Entrepreneurs’ Day in honor of all the good that has come to the nation through entrepreneurship. After all, this nation was build by entrepreneurs who took a risk on a crazy venture called America, so why shouldn’t entrepreneurs have their own day?The purpose of having a day for entrepreneurship isn’t only to honor and remember the great entrepreneurs of our past, but to also band together in support for improving the future of the country’s forward thinkers. Taghaddos believes a day to honor the achievements of the nation’s entrepreneurs could serve to drive the country back toward economic prosperity.“Entrepreneurs are America’s real ‘bailout’ in the sense that by investing in them and their ventures, we would stimulate a real economic turnaround,” writes Taghaddos. “Whether or not you agree with the politics, entrepreneurship is a vital part of any economic stimulus.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Social Media Era Set to Peak in 2012

first_imgRelated Posts If the above chart is to be believed, social media overtook web 2.0 in popularity at the end of 2009. I’m inclined to trust this data, as it matches other data sources we have reported on in ReadWriteWeb over the past couple of years – for example a Nielsen Online report from March 2009 stating that people spent more time in 2008 using social media than on personal email.The ‘news references’ chart (the secondary chart below the main one) is also interesting. It shows that over 2009 news media organizations used the term ‘social media’ far more than ‘web 2.0.’ Partly that’s because ‘web 2.0’ has always been an awkward term for anyone outside the tech world to understand (“You mean there were two Webs?”). But it undeniably also shows that the term ‘social media’ began to be bandied about in news media a lot in 2009. And not coincidentally, that’s when Facebook and Twitter became very popular in the mainstream.Nowadays, it’s hard to walk anywhere in a metropolitan center without seeing the logos of both Facebook and Twitter. Last week I was in New York and snapped a photo of a local eatery promoting its Twitter account at the counter. OK, this was New York. But I am seeing both Facebook and Twitter being increasingly used by a wide variety of businesses – online, on TV and in the real world. The rise of social media is impacting many industries, including news media itself. Kistner points to a Hitwise study which showed that Facebook is sending more traffic to news sites than Google. This isn’t necessarily true for all news sites (Google is still ReadWriteWeb’s biggest traffic source, for instance), but Facebook and Twitter have become significant drivers of traffic for most news organizations.I’m inclined to agree with Kistner that there is at least another year or two of growth in social media adoption, so 2012 sounds like a good bet for social media to peak.What do you think, will 2012 be the peak for social media? Or will the Social Media Era last for even longer than the Web 2.0 one? Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Features#New Media#NYT#Social Web#Trends#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos richard macmanus Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Social media is going to rule the Web until at least 2012 – according to a post by Justin Kistner, a Social Evangelist at web analytics company Webtrends. Kistner also claims that Facebook has become the king of social media. In a panel at a Portland event today called Lunch 2.0, Kistner said that the current era of the Web “is Facebook’s game to lose.” Data from Google Trends suggests that the term ‘web 2.0’ became popular in 2005 and peaked in mid-2007 (as measured by how many times the term was entered as a search term in Google). Towards the end of 2008 ‘social media’ started to get popular and then rose steeply in 2009.last_img read more

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The Incredible Litepanels Astra 6X LED Fixture and You

first_imgPortabilityA great perk of the Astra series is its form factor and portability. If you’re a traveling filmmaker, the Astra 6x is an exceptional option, offering portability and ease of use on set. Now, I’m a big fan of the ARRI Skypanel series; however, traveling with those fixtures is a challenge. The Astra 6X overcomes this. However, you do sacrifice output from the fixture in comparison to an ARRI Skypanel. With many softbox options for the Astra, keeping it compact and getting a pleasant light quality is not a challenge.QualityWith a 95 CRI, the Astra 6X is perfect for any production. The light is fully dimmable from 0 – 100% with no color shift. If you’ve ever dimmed tungsten fixtures, you know how color shift can be an issue with dimming; however, this is not the case with the Astra 6X.Also, in comparison to other LED fixtures of similar build, the Litepanels feature some of the strongest construction. This will ensure that the light will last you a long time and find itself on many of your sets.Image via lightpanels.Functionality/ OutputWith optional bi-color functionality, the Astra 6X gives you options regarding the variety of light fixtures you can use on set. You’re not locked into daylight or tungsten only. This light also packs a punch. It’s comparable to the output of a 2000W softlight or a 1,000W hardlight equivalent. Earlier Litepanel fixtures would not allow you to diffuse your LED fixtures with heavier diffusions like some 216, 250, or even silk. The 6X solves that problem.LED lighting has evolved immensely in just the few years it’s been on the market. The Astra 6X is a huge step into the future of LED lighting. It’s portability, output, and quality make it a strong contender to be on your next set. Looking for more information on LEDs? Check out these articles.Are the Days of Tungsten Lighting Over?The Future of LED Lighting with the ARRI Skypanel In August, Litepanels released the Astra 6X. We took an in-depth look at this LED fixture, and it may be the perfect tool to have on set.Cover image via Litepanels. Litepanels LED lights have been a staple in the industry since the infancy of the LED light revolution. Their latest release, the Astra 6X, is an impressive LED fixture bound to find its way onto many film sets .EvolutionLED lighting has come a long way in the last six years. When Litepanels first debuted, they didn’t feature a great deal of output. However, what they did have was the potential for this lighting technology to really take off and transition the industry into a more efficient future. The Astra 6X is the next step into the future for Litepanels. It features six times more output than the original Litepanel fixture.last_img read more

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Moreno, PH Archers hope to put gold-less past behind them

first_imgPH Archery team. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—For Youth Olympic Games champion archer Luis Gabriel Moreno, studies will take the back seat for the time being.The 2014 YOG champ—in tandem with Chinese Li JiaMan—said he took a sabbatical from his marketing course at La Salle to prepare for the Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT “It will be just for one term,” said Moreno, who, along with 15 other members of the Philippine archery team, sees action starting Wednesday.He admitted feeling the pressure to perform after the country went home without a gold in Singapore two years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“For me personally I will just try to remember what I practice and hope for the best,” he said.The team had five international trips, including a week-long training camp in San Diego before competing in the World Cup in Salt Lake City in the United States. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Sepak takraw targeting 2 golds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Also comprising the team are four-time champion Amaya Paz-Cojuangco, who delivered the lone silver two years ago, and two-time Olympian Mark Javier.Completing the lineup are Rogelio Miguel Tremedal, Joseph Benjamin Vicencio, Niron Brylle dela Cruz, Florante Matan and Earl Benjamin Yap in the men’s team.The women’s squad is also composed of Pia Elizabeth Angela Bidaure, Nicole Marie Tagle, Jennifer Chan, Kim Concepcion, Kareel Meer Hongitan, Mbigail Tindugan and Mary Queen Ybanez.Two gold medals will be at stake in compound events Wednesday at Synthetic Turf Field, KL Sports City. ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

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UAAP volleyball: After another loss to UP, La Salle vents ire on NU

first_imgView comments ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgivingcenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles READ: UP sweeps La Salle in UAAP elimsNow La Salle is tied with first game winner University of Santo Tomas at 6-3, just below league leader Ateneo (7-1).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Lady Bulldogs, who dragged the Lady Spikers to a four-setter in the first round, were nowhere near that form as they absorbed their seventh defeat in nine games.RELATED VIDEO Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Another early exit as Novak Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–La Salle handily defeated National University, 25-20, 25-18, 25-10, to regain its winning ways Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.The three-time defending champions leaned on team captain Desiree Cheng, who banged in 17 points aside from providing direction they lacked in their previous game where they surrendered in three sets to University of the Philippines Lady Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantslast_img read more