League-leading Beermen hold off Bolts

first_imgShanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes San Miguel head coach Leo Austria was pleased with how his team played despite coming off a Christmas break. “The game we’ve shown tonight is the game we want to have,” said Austria whose Beermen are on a two-game win streak. “We want to be consistent and if we’re consistent we get good results, so I’m thankful to the players because they were focused.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliMeralco managed to keep three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo at bay with the big man putting up a pedestrian, by his standards, 11-point, 14-board double-double.It was San Miguel’s perimeter offensive that dealt Meralco the heavy blows with Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot providing the 1-2 punch as they put up 21 and 20 points, respectively, to lead the Beermen. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Serbian coach braces for tough 2017 season Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel ended its 2016 on a high after fending off Meralco, 101-86, to strengthen its hold of the top spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Beermen improved to a league-best 5-1 while the Bolts are at a sorry 2-4 as they absorbed their third straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK Chris Newsome led the Bolts with 16 points and 12 rebounds but turned the ball over 11 times.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports View commentslast_img read more

MySpace Evolves – Developer Platform Details, Partnerships, Growth Figures

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#news#web richard macmanuscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… This evening News Corp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, and MySpace CEO and co-founder Chris DeWolfe, were the featured speakers at the Web 2.0 Summit. It is the two year anniversary of the News Corp acquisition of MySpace, so there was some discussion on the growth of MySpace and how it is evolving. The pair also discussed, in a roundabout way, aspects of the upcoming MySpace Platform. Here are some of the highlights of the discussion, with thanks to MySpace for a lot of the background information. Also see TechCrunch’s coverage, as they have been following this news since the rumors first surfaced a few weeks ago.Developer Platform Details RevealedTonight MySpace confirmed they will launch a developer platform in the “near term”. DeWolfe and Murdoch cited the “original openness and personalization of the MySpace community” as being integral to MySpace’s success to date. They also noted that MySpace helped develop the widget eco-system. During the discussion, DeWolfe seemed a little cagey about the concept of openness, but (under pressure from the mighty Marc Canter’s questioning) admitted that it is “largely a good thing for users.” In the end DeWolfe caved to Canter’s persistent questions and said that yes they’ll open up! But of course it remains to be seen whether they will, truly.It was revealed tonight that MySpace will formalize relationships with the developer community and “roll out a new platform in the coming months”.¬ï The steps to MySpace’s developer platform strategy will include:1) In the coming weeks MySpace is launching a catalogue of all widgets and tools available on MySpace;2) In “several months” they will make industry standard APIs available through a new platform where developers can try new things in a sandbox environment;3) MySpace users will have the opportunity to participate in an opt-in beta test program, to determine usability;4) Users will vote and ultimately determine which of the third party widgets get tightly integrated into MySpace;5) MySpace will formally introduce the best widgets into the community, with what they term “highly developed integration”.¬ïSkype partnershipThe discussion touched on the MySpace partnership with Skype, which we covered earlier today. Murdoch and DeWolfe noted that Skype is a great example of how they will work with partners to extend the MySpace community into other applications on the Internet. Through this partnership, DeWolfe said, the Skype community can now access their MySpace network and content through the Skype client (and visa versa). DeWolfe at first seemed to imply that this was a form of “openness”, but that was quickly shot down by Marc Canter and Battelle.MySpace Music / Sony BMG¬ïThis week MySpace announced a licensing agreement, their first with a music label, with Sony BMG Entertainment. This furthers the “MySpace Music platform”, which incidentally was very noticeable in a MySpace party I attended tonight in San Francisco. The party featured some excellent art work and interactive displays of MySpace pages for prominent bands and musicians — it reinforced that music was what made MySpace popular, and makes it much ‘cooler’ than Facebook to the young demographic.The deal is for MySpace and Sony BMG to share in sponsorship and advertising revenues. Sony BMG will license “music videos, select audio material, and other content”, so that it’s available on its artists¬í MySpace profile pages. There will also be other promotion by MySpace of Sony BMG artists.MySpace opens San Francisco Office ¬ïThe party I attended tonight was a celebration of the new SF office, which will house developers, engineers, sales people.¬ï Murdoch said tonight, in answer to a direct question from John Battelle about what he thinks of Silicon Valley, that the valley is full of innovation and disruptive ideas. So the SF office will enable MySpace to “be closer to that action”. It will also of course give MySpace access to the abundent engineering talent available in the valley — watch out Google, Yahoo! and startups! Above pic by Don LoebMySpace Growth¬ïMySpace is currently active in more than 20 international markets, and they have another 10 on the way – including Russia, India and Poland. Their international HQ will now be London. Also according to the company, MySpace is the number 1 social network in Europe and it¬ís the most trafficked site in the United States. They are reportedly adding 300,000 new users each day. ¬ïWhen News Corp acquired MySpace, the company had 10 million unique users – MySpace currently has 110 active global monthly users.Geeks & Media People Mixing!Excellent growth and as I mentioned above, MySpace continues to be a favored destination for musicians and music fans. Facebook comes from a college crowd, but MySpace is younger, hipper and – if it delivers on the platform promises – may start to appeal more to developers too. Indeed, at tonight’s party it was a strange experience seeing geeks with glasses (I was one of them) mixing with trendy and beautiful people. A.k.a. technology mixing with media. Perhaps that’s a sign of things to come with the MySpace platform! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Chief Human Resources Officers will be the Next Security Champion in the C-suite

first_imgHR and security? Don’t be surprised. Although a latecomer to the security party, HR organizations can play an important role in protecting assets and influencing good security behaviors. They are an influential force when managing risks of internal threats and excel at the human aspects which are generally snubbed in the technology heavy world of cybersecurity. At a recent presentation given to the CHO community, I discussed several overlapping areas of responsibilities which highlight the growing importance HR can influence to improve the security posture of an organization.The audience was lively and passionate in their desire to become more involved and apply their unique expertise to the common goal.  The biggest questions revolved around how best they could contribute to security.  Six areas were discussed.  HR leadership can strengthen hiring practices, tighten responses for disgruntled employees, spearhead effective employee security education, advocate regulatory compliance and exemplify good privacy practices, be a good custodian of HR data, and rise to the challenges of hiring good cybersecurity professionals.  Wake up security folks, the HR team might just be your next best partner and a welcomed advocate in the evolving world of cybersecurity. Twitter: @Matt_RosenquistOpens in a new windowIT Peer Network: My Previous PostsLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/matthewrosenquistOpens in a new windowMy Blog: Information Security StrategyOpens in a new window Pivotal Role of HR in CybersecurityOpens in a new window from Matthew RosenquistOpens in a new window last_img read more

The High Stakes Game of Health Data Analytics

first_imgPaid content supplied by John LynnWe’ve all had the experience where our smart phone or a consumer email list sends us an alert “customized to our preferences” that misses the mark. Experiences like these and many others teach us that we should be careful about how we use and trust data since the data could be wrong. That’s an extremely important lesson for healthcare as we enter a new world of healthcare reimbursement where what we get paid will largely be driven by data.  Done correctly, healthcare will lower costs, improve care, and better serve even the most vulnerable patients on the back of high quality data analytics. Done incorrectly, healthcare will treat the wrong patients, increase costs and miss helping the patients that need healthcare the most.  This is the high stakes game of health data analytics.Healthcare is currently being engulfed by data from every angle.  While this is extremely challenging, we’re seeing examples of successfully using the data to improve healthcare. For example, one university medical center used predictive analytics developed from a dataset of over 250,000 patient admissions to create an early warning system which can identify high-risk hospital ward patients and improve ICU triage decisions as much as 48 hours in advance. This is why healthcare data analytics is so important and essential to the future of healthcare.  The right data analytics at the right place at the right time is going to save lives and money.Stan Huff, CMIO at Intermountain, likes to share an experienceOpens in a new window they had in their hospital. When evaluating different treatments for patients at their hospital they found that one treatment would cause problems in 4 in 100 patients while an alternate treatment would only cause problems in 3 in 100 patients.  It turns out that the human mind can’t comprehend a difference in quality of 4 in 100 versus 3 in 100. However, computers can tell that difference.  This is the heart of health data analytics and illustrates why we need appropriately research health data analytics to assist in care.The challenge is that there are thousands of treatments, protocols, approaches, analytics, etc that need to be tested and evaluated for their efficacy. No one organization will be able to evaluate every healthcare analytic out there. We’re going to need to create a way to share health data analytics findings across organizations so that everyone benefits.We’re starting to see this type of sharing happening between healthcare organizations. Some organizations are doing it in an open source manner on the back of the FHIR protocol where any organization can take their work and implement it in their organization. Others are creating commercial platforms where a healthcare organization’s research can be commercialized and shared with other organizations. Both models can work, but we need hundreds and thousands of more organizations and people involved in this health data research and sharing if we really want to extract all of the benefits health data analytics can provide.  While cognitive computing and neural networks is showing promise, we still need humans to assist in the process.What’s particularly interesting about this high stakes “game” of healthcare data analytics is that those that are most successful are going to define what the future of healthcare will look like. Health data scientists’ analytics discoveries are going to create a standard of care that will be required of every healthcare organization.  It could literally be considered malpractice for someone to practice medicine contrary to what the health data says about a patient. Sure, there will be exceptions to the data analytic, but there will have to be some strong mitigating reasons to ignore the analytics and proceed down a different care path.The beauty of health data analytics is that we have a tremendous opportunity to improve care and lower healthcare costs. The scary part of health data analytics is that we could get it wrong and patients could lose their lives.last_img read more

Central Alberta RCMP officer charged with sexual assault pleads innocence

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – A central Alberta RCMP officer charged with two counts of sexual assault as well as breach of trust has pleaded not guilty.The plea on behalf of Const. Jason Tress was made by an agent in Red Deer court.Tress, who is 30 and an eight-year member of the force, faces three separate accusations by different women between 2012 and 2016.Two of the alleged cases happened while he was on duty — one at the Red Deer RCMP detachment and the other in rural Alberta.Tress was suspended last August, a month after an investigation began, and will remain off-duty until his charges are resolved.He has been elected to be tried by judge alone, and a preliminary hearing is set for next May.There’s been no indication whether the charges involve women who were being held in custody.Tress was charged in March after an investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team police watchdog.(RD News Now, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Atleo on the campaign trail for another term

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s election season for Canada’s First Nations.The race is on for the position of Assembly of First Nations National chief.Current National Chief Shawn Atleo kicked off his campaign in Vancouver flanked by supporters in a show of force.APTN National News reporter Tina House has this story.last_img