Hardaway powers Hawks to long-awaited OT win over Spurs The 32-year-old Folayang topped women’s champion Angela Lee, featherweight king Marat Gafurov, bantamweight titleholder Bibano Fernandes and Ev Ting for the recognition.A fast-rising star, the 20-year-old Lee won the atomweight title after outlasting Mei Yamaguchi last May. Lee totes a perfect 6-0 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Senators to proceed with review of VFA READ: Worth the wait: Folayang cops ONE lightweight title, stops AokiThe three-time SEA Games gold medalist in Wushu went 3-0 last year, scoring unanimous decision victories over Tetsuya Yamada and Adrian Pang before a second-round stoppage of Aoki.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngIt was a bounce back year for Folayang, who, prior to his unbeaten streak, suffered a brutal knockout loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in December 2014.READ: Written off at first, Folayang pens own story with ONE title win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eduard Folayang: Discipline leads to longevity PLAY LIST 02:58Eduard Folayang: Discipline leads to longevity01:44One Championship Fire & Fury Open workout02:17Eduard Folayang hopes to leave lasting legacy01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Photo from ONE ChampionshipFilipino MMA champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang was named ONE Championship’s Fighter of the Year just a month after celebrating his first world title.Folayang won the ONE lightweight belt, stopping Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in spectacular fashion in Singapore that capped the Baguio City native’s undefeated campaign in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market This morning, Hulu and Disneyannounced that Disney will join NBC Universal, News Corp., and Providence Equity Partners as a joint venture partner and equity holder of Hulu. Thanks to this, Hulu will now be able to feature shows from ABC’s prime-time lineup like “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Private Practice,” as well as shows from ABC Daytime and SOAPnet. Hulu will also now feature a select number of programs from the Disney Channel and library titles from Disney. We heard a number of rumors about this deal in the last few days, so this announcement doesn’t come as a great surprise. Neither Hulu nor Disney disclosed the financial terms of the arrangement, but according to most reports, Disney will take a 30% stake in the joint venture. Disney will also get three seats on the Hulu board.Hulu = Online TV? Hulu was already on the brink of becoming the de facto standard for watching TV shows online, and adding Disney to its line-up only consolidates this position. Advertisers have been flocking to Hulu, and while it is getting some serious competition from TV.com, which is owned by CBS (which doesn’t have a deal with Hulu), this new deal should give it a nice boost in the next few months.It should be noted that ABC’s own online player features 720p HD versions of all its major prime-time shows, something that Hulu currently doesn’t offer, so to get the best quality, users will still have to go to ABC.com. CC-licensed image used courtesy of Flickr user Raymond Brown. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
One year ago President Obama challenged government agencies to become more transparent and make publicly available data which the government had collected. On January 21, 2009, President Obama said:“My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.”A major goal of the Open Government Initiative is to make data sets of information collected or generated by the government available for public access. Government data sets have been posted to the web site data.gov. A survey by Socrata found that there is strong support for government open data. Over the past two years since Obama announced the Open Government Initiative, a lot of progress has been made. 67.9 percent of citizens and 92.6 percent of government employees say that opening up information known by the government to the public is the right thing to do. Citizens in particular said that they have a great interest in having access to government financial and public safety data.To date, 48.1 percent of federal government agencies have already released at least one data set, and 55.6 percent have said that they believe that their organization has a mandate and the will to release data which they control. There is a strong belief that private sector developers will be able to take data released by the government and with it be able to develop useful applications. 61.4 percent of citizens and 88.3 percent of government employees said they think that entrepreneurs and software developers will be able to transform the data into popular online resources. 43.6 percent of developers say that they are interested in government open data because they feel that their contributions will be able to make a significant impact on people’s lives.
MONTRÉAL, Dec. 14, 2017 – Quebecor announces the launch of a new, user-friendly website tailored to the needs of customers, investors and the media. The quebecor.com site has been entirely rethought and redesigned to reflect the organization’s character, with new features and fully responsive design. Facebook Advertisement “Quebecor is a leader in digital media,” said Hugo Delaney, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications of Quebecor. “We wanted to offer visitors to our website optimized navigation and quality content, just as our brands do. Today, we have a modern platform that offers original multimedia content and promotes sharing on social media. At the same time, it presents Quebecor’s activities and its commitment to the community in a new light.”New website tells our story Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Quebecor’s new website is a showcase for its activities in all areas: telecommunications, media, culture, sports and entertainment. The intuitive design allows fast access to information and the content goes straight to the point, without attempting to replace the websites of Quebecor’s subsidiaries.Original visuals that reflect the Corporation’s image and its industry are prominently featured. Examples include a homepage video produced by Romeo & Fils.Streamlined, efficient experience for investorsSpecial attention was paid to providing investors and analysts with easy access to financial documents and enhancing their general browsing experience. For example, users can now import full information on financial events directly into their personal calendars, access webcasts or check Quebecor’s stock price in near real-time.Expanded press roomIn addition to the Corporation’s official press releases, the press room now includes a Latest News section. “Press releases still have their place but having a news section gives us more flexibility in terms of the content we post and lends the 400 organizations we support every year greater exposure,” Mr. Delaney explained.The site also includes a powerful search engine and suggests related content based on users’ interests.Project teamThe redesign of Quebecor’s website was managed by its Public Affairs and IT departments, with support from Savoir-faire Linux.Product manager, design and web integration: Gabriel MarchesseaultCopywriting and design: Ariane LareauProject management: Victoria Nguyen and Karine RobillardBusiness needs analysis: Minh-Chau ChungProduct manager, finance: Nellie BaladiConcept development: Michel AugerOperational development: Xavier LopezIT infrastructure architect: Fadi MatniIT project manager: Marc LamarcheAgency: Savoir-faire LinuxAbout QuebecorQuebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor’s subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.Quebecor (TSX: QBR.A, QBR.B) is headquartered in Québec. It holds an 81.53% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs more than 10,000 people in Canada.A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.Visit our website: www.quebecor.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Quebecor
BERLIN — Germans hoping to do some New Year’s shopping may find themselves without the cash to do so amid a strike by security van drivers.The ver.di union said Tuesday it’s urging 12,000 employees of firms that distribute cash to banks and stores to walk out on Jan. 2, the first regular day of business in Germany in 2019.Cash remains the preferred method to buy many items in Germany and cards are often rejected in smaller stores and restaurants.The union wants hourly pay to rise 1.50 euros ($1.72) or 250 euros ($289) a month, and the pay gap between workers in eastern Germany and western Germany closed by 2021.The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government.The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 per cent, but that reflected a surge in jobseekers— a positive for growth.Average hourly pay improved 3.2 per cent from a year ago.The health care, food services, construction, and manufacturing sectors were the primary contributors to last month’s hiring.The strong job gains suggest that the tumbling stock market has yet to depress expectations that the economy will expand for a 10th straight year. Still, growth is likely to slow as the stimulus from last year’s tax cuts wane.Josh Boak, The Associated Press
A map showing forecasted weather systems at 5:00 p.m. Friday. Photo by Avalanche Canada/Environment Canada Earlier today, Environment Canada upgraded a special weather statement for the Peace Region to a rainfall warning, which remains in effect.Bands of moisture wrapping around the area of low pressure will produce heavy rain beginning later Thursday afternoon, particularly along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains across Williston Lake and the Peace Country.Widespread rainfall totals of between 50 and 70 mm are expected by Friday night with the higher amounts likely near Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge.Recreational locations in higher terrain and Highway 97 through the Pine Pass could see total rainfall amounts exceed 70 mm.Additional rainfall amounts are expected Friday night followed by a clearing trend on Saturday as the weather system departs into the Prairies. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the B.C. Peace Region today.Environment Canada says that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms, which may be capable of producing heavy rain, high winds, and hail.According to meteorologists, the thunderstorms could cause rainfall rates of up to 25 millimetres per hour, hail of up to two centimetres in diameter, and wind gusts of up to 90 km/h. There is some uncertainty regarding rainfall amounts for urban areas over the Plains such as Fort St. John and Dawson Creek. A slight shift in the storm track could shift heavy precipitation north or south of the populated centres.Thunderstorms will also play a large role in the weather this weekend with locally intense downpours, gusty winds and lightning.
CAIRO – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood faces its toughest trial in decades after being declared a “terrorist” group following a spectacular fall from power, with its leaders imprisoned or on the run.The 85-year-old Islamist movement, which was the most well-organised opposition group during decades of dictatorship despite being banned, stepped out of the shadows after the 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year-rule.It won a string of polls culminating in last year’s presidential election, when its candidate Mohamed Morsi became Egypt’s first freely elected leader. Morsi’s rule saw the movement grow increasingly unpopular, however, as critics charged him with mismanaging the economy and betraying the democratic hopes of the 2011 “revolution” by allegedly consolidating power in the hands of the Brotherhood.On July 3, the military toppled and detained Morsi following mass protests demanding his resignation.Since then police, who have always viewed the Islamists as a threat, have been settling scores in a crackdown that has killed more than 1,000 people, mostly Islamists, and imprisoned thousands, including Morsi and the Brotherhood’s top leadership.The military-installed government signalled a widening of the crackdown Wednesday when it declared the Brotherhood a terrorist organisation and blamed it for a suicide bombing at a police compound already claimed by a Sinai-based jihadist group.The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna as a grass-roots movement opposed to colonialism and Zionism and committed to bringing an increasingly secular Egypt back to Islam.In the group’s earlier days it was more radical, and in the 1940s was implicated in a string of assassinations, including the 1948 killing of Prime Minister Mahmud Fahmi al-Noqrashi following a crackdown on the group.Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser brutally repressed the Brotherhood in the 1950s and 1960s, leading to the emergence of more radical Islamist groups now seen as precursors to Al-Qaeda.But the Brotherhood itself officially renounced violence decades ago and embraced social outreach and grass-roots political activism, eventually taking part in the deeply flawed elections held under Mubarak despite being officially banned since the 1950s.The Brotherhood amassed a following of hundreds of thousands, including non-Islamists who came to rely on its social programmes as public services worsened under an increasingly corrupt and unpopular state.The Brotherhood’s embrace of electoral politics distanced the group from Al-Qaeda and other radical Islamists, who view the ballot as un-Islamic, but the Brotherhood’s leaders may rethink their approach following the abrupt termination of Morsi’s presidency.Its leaders and cadres are no strangers to prison, having been persecuted under three presidents, but the latest crackdown is already the worst in a half-century, and looks set to widen further.