Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK The lopsided scores were a surprise considering that Donaire recovered from a severe beating in the ninth to put Magdaleno on the retreat the rest of the bout.Visibly dejected, Donaire acknowledged the crowd then left the ring in a huff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“We definitely won the fight,” said Donaire.“Losing this never crossed my mind. I controlled the second half. I can’t believe it.” 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ Jessie Magdaleno hits Nonito Donaire, of the Philippines, during their WBO junior featherweight title boxing match Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS—Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. failed to put Jessie Magdaleno down and yielded his WBO junior featherweight crown in the undercard of “The Legend vs The Champ” at Thomas & Mack Center Saturday night (Sunday in Manila).Though Donaire took the last three rounds, the three judges thought otherwise as they scored it 116-112 twice and 118-110—all for Magdaleno.ADVERTISEMENT Ismael Salas, Donaire’s Cuban trainer, also rapped the result, saying: “We won the fight. I don’t understand the scoring.”Donaire, now 37-4 with 24 knockouts, also won the seventh round before Magdaleno took over in the eighth and ninth where the Mexican unloaded crisp body shots.Magdaleno, who posted his 24th straight win with 17 knockouts, started strong, beating a tentative Donaire to the punch in the first two rounds before absorbing a stinging combination in the third.Having found his range, Donaire went on attack mode in the fourth round, forcing Magdaleno to backpedal.Donaire’s barrage left a small cut on Magdaleno’s left eye, which was successfully closed by cutman Miguel Diaz at the break.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH In the sixth round, Magdaleno landed body shots on Donaire, who plodded on in the hope of landing a big shot that never came.Magdaleno reportedly went to Donaire’s locker room later, telling the five-division world titlist that he was a great champion.Donaire then asked: “We do a rematch?”There was no answer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway 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 Roach disappointed after losing KO bet BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine
“It has been a privilege to serve on one of the subcommittees for the past five years, and I look forward to this new leadership role,” Knabe said. “As I often say, homeland security begins in the hometown,” he said. “Locally, we have accomplished much since 9/11 to increase the preparedness of our local cities and unincorporated communities from the threats of terrorism and natural disasters.” CANDIDATE MIXER: Ralph Pacheco, who is seeking re-election to the Whittier Union High School District Board of Education, will hold a complimentary beer and wine tasting party from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Vinatero Wine Shop, 6531 Greenleaf. For information call (562)946-1410 or (562) 322-3118 or e-mail email@example.com REPUBLICAN MEETING: Matt Welch, assistant editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times, will speak at the 7:30a.m. Friday breakfast of the Southeast chapter of Lincoln Clubs of Los Angeles County. The event will be held at Geezer’s Restaurant, 12120 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, write LACLC, 6055 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 228, Commerce, 90040, or call Peter Bylsma, (323) 215-4500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org COUNTY REPORT: Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe will speak at the 11 a.m. Friday lunch meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations call Carole Gardner, (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; or e-mail email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Clinton leads all of her Democratic primary opponents by large margins in California, with the support of 49 percent of Democrats, according to the latest Field poll. Behind her are U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, with 17 percent and John Edwards, the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee, at 10 percent. APPOINTMENT: Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe has been appointed by President Bush to serve on the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the council is his primary group of advisers, providing advice and recommendations on homeland security issues. It is comprised of experts from state and local governments, first-responder communities, academia and the private sector. The council also has five independent subcommittees that focus on specific issue areas, including border security, emergency response and private-sector needs. Knabe has served on the council’s State and Local Officials Senior Advisory Committee. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Assemblyman Charles Calderon has endorsed New York U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton for president. “We need a new vision and direction for America that we can trust,” said Calderon, D-Industry. “Hillary will bring a new and different view of domestic and world issues, but it will be one guided by her 35 years of experience,” he said. “I believe in Hillary Clinton. She gives me hope for the safety and future of our country.”
Michalski improves by four shots over first roundBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterVERONA — Columbus Catholic/Spencer senior Ben Alt shot an 83 at the second day of the 2016 WIAA State Boys Golf Tournament to finish in a tie for 23rd place in the Division 2 field at University Ridge Golf Club.Alt, who shot a 79 and was tied for 13th after Day 1, had an 11-over-par score on Tuesday to tie with Thomas Longbella of Chippewa Falls McDonell/Eau Claire Regis for 23rd, 15 shots behind winner Matt Bachmann of Sheboygan Falls.Bachmann had an even-par 72 and a 3-over-75 to finish the two-day tournament at 3-over and won by three strokes over Jacob Michel of Lodi.Alt only had two pars on the front nine and shot an 8-over-par 44. He finished strong with a 3-over 39 on the back nine with six pars and three bogeys.Waukesha Catholic Memorial won the D-2 team title with a score of 15-over-par 621, 12 shots ahead of Madison Edgewood Sacred Heart.Marshfield junior Derek Michalski wrapped up his play at the state tournament with a 9-over-par 81, four strokes better than his opening round 85 on Monday. Michalski finished at 22-over par and in an eight-way tie for 75th place in Division 1.Emmet Herb of Middleton rolled to the individual title in D-1, shooting a 6-under-par 138 (68-70) on the par 72 course. He won by seven shots over Harrison Ott of Milwaukee Marquette and Matt Tolan of Eau Claire North.Michalski had a pair of birdies Tuesday — on the fourth and 18th holes — and seven pars on his round of 38-43.Both Alt and Michalski were playing in their first state tournaments.Milwaukee Marquette won the team title in Division 1 with a score of 22-over 598, eight shots ahead of Middleton.Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs won the Division 3 team title with a 53-over-par 629, 27 shots in front of second-place Cochrane-Fountain City. Tyler Leach of Spring Valley won the individual title with a two-round total of 2-over-par 146, six shots ahead of Patrick Treichel of St. Mary’s Springs.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Lil-lets We are Woman is one of the major partners in the Caring 4 Girls along with the City of Ekhuruleni, Bongani Mountain Lodge and uMkhosi woMhlanga (The Zulu Royal Reed Dance) innitiativeRichard Mabaso, founder of the Imbumba Foundation, has been pushing the envelope when it comes to playing his part in bettering the lives of those living in rural and poverty-stricken areas around southern Africa.Having grown up in a poor village in the province of Mpumalanga, Mabaso has an intimate understanding of the difficulties faced by people caught up in the vicious cycle of poverty and this, in part, is why he is so hell-bent on making a difference.The Imbumba Foundation delivers community development programmes, such as its Caring 4 Girls programme, to areas where they are most needed.The Caring 4 Girls programme helps get menstrual hygiene products to girls, as they often miss out on school without access to these. The programme is supported by partnerships and fundraising initiatives.TREK4MANDELA“What we decided, in 2012, was to come up with a concept that would not only make every day a Mandela day but something that would be more tangible and so we launched a programme called Trek4Mandela,” says Mabaso.Trek4Mandela creates mass awareness about the challenges faced by girls in underprivileged schools during their menstrual cycles and raises funds to buy menstruation hygiene products.The first Trek4Mandela expedition kicked off in July 2012 with Sibusiso Vilane, the first black African to conquer Mount Everest, joining Mabaso to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. Their trip was their contribution for Mandela Day’s 67 minutes of activism.The expedition was a success, raising enough funds to buy more than the targeted 67 000 sanitary pad packs.“The bigger picture is to use Trek4Mandela as something that will talk to the echoes of making every day a Mandela Day … so we don’t wait for July anymore; we’re educating people about Mandela Day so it can be an everyday thing,” says Mabaso.Since Caring 4 Girls began its operations the organisation has moved from strength to strength and over the past two years has distributed more than 130 000 packs of sanitary pads and touched the lives of more than 10 000 girls, with the numbers steadily on the rise.“Through this programme we are not only able to provide sanitary protection to the girls but we then build their confidence in knowing that during that tough or challenging time of the month they are supported,” explains Mabaso.Partners in the initiative include Lil-lets We Are Women, the City of Ekhuruleni, Bongani Mountain Lodge and uMkhosi woMhlanga (The Zulu Royal Reed Dance) to support more than 30 000 girls.As part of its work with the City of Ekhuruleni, Caring 4 Girls visited Winnie Mandela Secondary School in Tembisa on 28 February to hand over 20 school uniforms and sanitary pad packs, provided by the mayor’s office and the Imbumba Foundation, to pupils.Mondli Gungubele, executive mayor of the City of Ekhuruleni, and his mayoral committee joined Mabaso at the school.Mondli Gungubele (right), executive mayor of the City of Ekhuruleni, and his mayoral committee joined Mabaso (left) at the school and pledged to support the school in their development (image: Mathiba Molefe)During his address to the students the mayor promised to take the secondary school under his wing and pledged his office’s support, saying, “We, as a city, took a view that whilst education competence is a provincial and a national phenomenon, as a city we are responsible for education, all South Africans are responsible for education.“To date we have adopted three schools in Ekhuruleni to test the relationship and the programmes that we have involving the environment and sports, as well as addressing social issues like pupils not being able to go to school because they cannot afford sanitary pads.“The time spent away from school because of this impacts heavily on the child’s education.”Winnie Mandela Secondary School principal, Eddie Kekana, says, “Through this particular partnership and through the adoption of the school by the mayor we are actually very optimistic of greater things to come out of this institution.”Thsegofatso Rebetse, a female Grade 11 pupil at the school said, “I’m glad that the mayor didn’t forget us; I’m also happy that Mr Mabaso came to help the girls in our school and I hope that I can be one of the learners that will make the school very proud and lift the name of the school.”LEARNING TO SAVE WITH IMBUMBAThe Imbumba Foundation and the Caring 4 Girls programme have also partnered with the Banking Association of South Africa‘s flagship financial literacy programme, Teach Children to Save South Africa, to promote saving among the country’s children.“Our partnership with the Imbumba Foundation goes back to 2012 when we met in Soweto at the launch of Mandela Day,” says Fikile Kuhlase, senior general manager in the association’s socio-economic growth and development division.“The concept of Caring 4 Girls spoke to what we would be interested in supporting and as a banking industry body we would be more interested in issues surrounding financial literacy and financial inclusion and Caring 4 Girls allows us to look at the social inclusion aspect.”“Through this partnership with Teach Children to Save South Africa we are now able to develop not only a girl child but both a girl and a boy child,” Mabaso adds.PLAY YOUR PARTThis July you can join Mabaso and Vilane as they drive and climb through Botswana, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania, on the way to Mount Kilimanjaro, to pay respect to democracies that played a role in shaping South Africa’s freedom.Mabaso says, “Join Trek4Mandela as we celebrate 20 years of democracy; we are uniting Africa and the world through the living legacy of Madiba.”To participate in this year’s Trek4Mandela call Mabaso on +27 (0) 73 5577 2189 or +27 (0) 35 797 3800.To find out more about the Imbumba Foundation, Caring 4 Girls and their many partners, visit the organisation’s website or call or send an email to Mabaso.
3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair joe brockmeier 1 Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Hadoop seems to be on everyone’s minds this year. It’s certainly a hot topic for Forrester’s James Kobielus, who’s recently released several reports on Hadoop – including a best practices guide aimed at enterprises. Hadoop is still pretty young, so Kobielus first starts with a couple of challenges facing early adopters. The big challenges, according to Kobielus? An immature market, evolving core specifications, a need for custom coding and a lack of a widely adopted “stack” for Hadoop.Does this sound at all familiar? If you followed the early days of Linux, you should be feeling a bit of Déjà vu here, because this was exactly the sort of thing analysts were saying around 1999 to 2002 (give or take) about Linux. It’s not wrong, per se, but it shouldn’t stand in the way of adoption. Best PracticesThat said, Kobielus does have some good advice for best practices when adopting Hadoop. For example, Kobielus says that companies need to build staff skills – even a “center of excellence” that has training with MapReduce and connections to the Hadoop community. He also waves companies away from “science projects” with Hadoop, or adoption that lacks business value. In short – don’t jump on the Hadoop bandwagon just because it’s the Next Big Thing. Another recommendation from Kobielus that companies should heed is to avoid “overbuilding” the Hadoop cluster if a smaller cluster does the job. And make sure that you can combine Hadoop “silos” at a later date. Says Kobielus, “most of these companies’ Hadoop clusters implement a common stack of Hadoop subprojects, from the storage layer on up. This architectural approach facilitates subsequent convergence of silos as well as easy promotion of MapReduce and other jobs between the silos. Yahoo, in particular, has architected its Hadoop clusters to minimize the interoperability glitches that might result from silos.”And if you don’t have the in-house expertise, Kobielus guides companies towards cloud/Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers like Amazon and Appistry. If you want in-house control, but lack expertise, there’s also a slew of commercial options – but you’ll need to do plenty of research before settling on one.No doubt, quite a few ReadWriteEnterprise readers have had some hands-on experience with Hadoop in production already. I’d be curious what best practices you have to share. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
Paid 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.
In the below video interview, I talk with David Chou, Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer with Kansas City, Missouri-based Children’s Mercy HospitalOpens in a new window. In addition to his work at Children’s Mercy, he helps healthcare organizations transform themselves into digital enterprises.Chou previously served as a healthcare technology advisor with law firm Balch & Bingham and Chief Information Officer with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also worked with the Cleveland Clinic to build a flagship hospital in Abu Dhabi, as well as working in for-profit healthcare organizations in California.Precision Medicine and Genomic Medicine are important topics for every hospital CIO to understand. In my interview with David Chou, he provides the hospital CIO perspective on these topics and offers insights into what a hospital organization should be doing to take part in and be prepared for precision and genomic medicine.Here are the questions I asked him if you’d like to skip to a specific topic in the video or check out the full video interview embedded below:What’s the CIO’s perspective on precision medicine and genomics?Opens in a new windowWhat do you need to do to prepare your organization for the shift to precision medicine?Opens in a new windowWhat are some examples of where precision medicine-based care is already a reality?Opens in a new windowWho should lead precision medicine efforts?Opens in a new windowWhere do you think precision medicine is headed? What should CIOs expect to see happen ten or 20 years down the road?Opens in a new windowAre smaller healthcare players going to be able to participate in precision medicine and automation, or will they be shut out?Opens in a new windowDo you think precision care and genomic medicine are going to become the standard?Opens in a new windowWhat’s the most exciting thing you see happening in precision medicine, and how are you going to take advantage of it?Opens in a new windowWhat’s your approach to balancing on-premise storage and cloud storage?Opens in a new windowWhat would say to someone who thinks that talk of precision medicine is all hype?Opens in a new window What are you doing in your organization when it comes to precision and genomic medicine?