29 Nov

Global Cebu, Ceres Negros seek AFC history

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR The tie is hanging in the balance at 2-2 with Home United enjoying an edge on away goals.Ceres hosts Malaysian champion Johor Darul Ta’zim at Panaad Stadium on Wednesday with the Busmen taking plenty of encouragement from their performance in the first leg.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAlthough they lost, 2-3, in the first leg at Larkin Stadium in Johor Bahru, the Busmen picked up two away goals, which means that a 1-0 result in the second leg will give them a spot in the Asean zonal finals of Asia’s second tier club football competition.“We are so happy with this result because maybe the semifinal is open,” Ceres Negros top scorer Bienvenido Marañon, who has eight goals so far in the competition, said on the club’s official website, ceresfootball.com. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “We have to win, they have to defend the result, and I think we can for sure do very good in Bacolod in front of our own supporters.”The Busmen have an impressive home record in the competition this year, scoring 11 goals from three matches, highlighted by a 6-2 drubbing of Vietnamese side Hanoi FC.Aguinaldo’s absence due to suspension is a huge blow to a Global side that is looking for more solidity in the backline.Compensating for Aguinaldo’s absence is the return of Brazilian Wesley Dos Santos from suspension.Global captain Misagh Bahadoran has already recovered from injury and could figure prominently for Global which will be playing its fourth match in two weeks on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img IronKids usher in 5150 weekend “Our focus has been on rest and recovery the past couple of weeks because of our difficult schedule,” said Global coach Marjo Allado. “It’s going to be tough playing against Home United, but we are confident with the players that we have on Tuesday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games There will be little room for error when Philippines Football League clubs Global Cebu and Ceres Negros attempt to make history in the AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinals starting Tuesday.Having conceded a late equalizer in the first leg at Rizal Memorial Stadium two weeks ago, Global travels to Singapore to face Home United again on Tuesday night at Jalan Besar Stadium without top Filipino centerback Amani Aguinaldo.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 athleteslast_img read more

27 Nov

Can’t believe we won Pro Kabaddi League: Abhishek Bachchan

first_imgBollywood actor-producer Abhishek Bachchan, whose Pro Kabaddi League franchise Jaipur Pink Panthers won the final match against U Mumba, says the victory feels like a dream.”Last night feels like a dream. Can’t believe that we won the Pro Kabaddi League. All the hard work of the boys, coach and staff came through,” Abhishek posted on Twitter Monday.Abhishek enjoys the moment of victory.”Thank u all for the unbelievable support!Any sport is made by the fans and Kabaddi has awesome fans! Thank u for supporting @JaipurPanthers,” he added.His team won against Ronnie Screwvala-owned franchise U Mumba, 35-24 in an enthralling final of the eight-city franchise-based Pro Kabaddi League here Sunday.Abhishek seems to be taking a keen interest in the country’s sports scenario. He was also recently unveiled as the team owner of the Chennai franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) during the official launch of the glamorous football league.last_img read more

19 Nov

Egyptian becomes first amputee to swim across Red Sea Gulf

first_imgAn Egyptian adventurer has become the first amputee to swim from Egypt to Jordan, crossing a 20-kilometre (12.4 miles) stretch of the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba last month in under nine hours.Omar Hegazy, a 26-year-old banker, lost his left leg two years ago in a motorcycle accident he said left him with an identity crisis.But Hegazy regained his strength through training and was able to take up sports he had enjoyed before his accident, including rock-climbing and snorkelling.”I used to lead a very active lifestyle… I didn’t know what I was anymore or how I was going to live,” he said.”I like exploring, adventuring and doing things for the first time.”Hegazy raised funds for the swim through local sponsors and audiences tracked his progress across the coral-rich gulf through a Twitter hashtag he created to raise awareness about people enduring mental and physical disabilities.”I see life in near-death experiences and I want to (bring people along for the ride),” he said.last_img read more

16 Nov

CCEA approves setting up of residential schools for tribals

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 17 (PTI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Monday gave its in-principle approval for setting up of Eklavya Model Residential Schools in every block with more than 50 per cent Scheduled Tribes population and at least 20,000 tribal persons.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a financial cost of Rs 2,242.03 crore during2018-19 and 2019-20 for rolling out the revamped scheme, an official statement said.The CCEA has further approved constitution of an autonomous society under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs similar to Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti to run the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) and upgradation of the already sanctioned EMRSs on need basis with unit cost subject to a maximum of Rs 5 crore per school.It also approved setting up sports facilities in 163tribal-dominated districts at a unit cost of Rs 5 crore each by the year 2022.”A total of 102 such blocks are already having EMRSs. Thus, 462 new EMRSs will be established in these blocks across the country. The new scheme envisages increase in construction cost of EMRSs from the current Rs 12 crore toRs 20 crore to improve the construction quality and ensure better facilities for the students.”The recurring cost will be enhanced to Rs 1,09,000 per student per year from the existing Rs 61,500 per student per year from 2019-20 onwards,” the statement stated.An additional 20 per cent cost would be provided towards construction cost in North East, hilly areas and areas affected by Left Wing Extremism.EMRS is an excellent approach for imparting quality education to Scheduled Tribes (ST) children. Apart from school building, including hostels and staff quarters, playgrounds, computer labs and teacher resource rooms are also included in the scheme. This initiative will benefit ST students immensely, the statement said.advertisementBy focusing on specific intervention to cater to the educational needs of STs, their quality of life is expected to improve to the level of the rest of the social groups and a visible impact by the 2021 Census, it added.PTI PLB SRYlast_img read more

16 Nov

Cricket fan dies in Bihar while watching thrilling IND vs NZ match

first_imgA man from Kishanganj district in Bihar died of a heart attack while watching the cricket match between India and New Zealand on Wednesday. His family has claimed that the 49-year-old man died of “excitement or shock” while watching the World Cup semi-final match.The victim was taken to a hospital when he was unable to breathe. “He was rushed to hospital by his family when he was unable to breathe. The family says he was watching the match which caused an excitement. Maybe he got a shock,” a doctor of a hospital said.Bihar: A man from Kishanganj died allegedly due to heart attack while watching #INDvsNZ match y’day. Doctor (pic 2) says,”He was rushed to hospital by his family when he was unable to breathe. Family says he was watching match which caused an excitement.Maybe he got a shock.” pic.twitter.com/2akY6Fh26m— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2019In two separate instances, India’s shock defeat against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup’s semi-final claimed the life of a sports enthusiast in West Bengal, while another tried to commit suicide in Odisha.Unable to bear cricketer MS Dhoni’s run out, Srikant Maity apparently suffered a heart attack and died, police said on Thursday.The 33-year-old owner of a cycle repairing shop at Sekenderpur in West Bengal’s Hooghly district fell unconscious immediately after watching Mahendra Singh Dhoni being run out in the cricket match at Manchester in England, police said.Police said that MS Dhoni’s exit was the turning point of the crucial match, which Srikanta was watching on his mobile phone at his shop. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.advertisementAnother man, identified as Sambaru Bhoi of Singhbhadi village, attempted suicide in Odisha’s Kalahandi district by consuming poison after watching the match on television along with his friends on Wednesday evening.Sambaru Bhoi was confident that India would win the semi-final match against New Zealand and had even argued with his friends about it, said Odisha police quoting the man’s parents.Also Read | Dutee Chand wins 100m Gold in historic victory for India. Proud of you, says BollywoodAlso Watch | Nobody can win 100 out of 100 matches: Sachin Tendulkar after India crash out of World Cuplast_img read more

20 Oct

Technicians Studio Private Limited Amendment Bill passed in state Assembly

first_imgKolkata: The Technicians’ Studio Private Limited (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed at the state Assembly on Tuesday empowering the state government to constitute a new statutory authority like Board for the purpose of vesting better superintendence, direction, control and management of the affairs and business of the studio. The Board named West Bengal Board for Technicians’ Studio is aimed at simplifying its operation and making provisions for better control of the state government over the affairs of the Studio. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”There are some statutory obligations like GST, Income Tax which the technicians have to comply with . The Board will compile these factors to ensure that the technicians’ interest are upheld in a proper manner,” said Indranil Sen, Minister of State for Information and Cultural Affairs while placing the Bill at the Assembly. Sen also reiterated that the Mamata Banerjee government has ensured that political interference do not come in the way of the functioning of the studios and the film industry at large. He clarified that the Bill is for Technicians and has nothing to do with the Tollywood artists. The Board consisting of seven members will be headed by a Chairman who shall be the Minister in charge of Information and Cultural Affairs (I& CA) department or any other minister appointed by the Chief Minister. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The Board will also consist of a vice chairman appointed by the state government and members in the form of secretary I & CA , secretary of Finance department , joint secretary of I& CA , one officer below the rank of joint secretary of I &CA and three other persons from the film or television industry in the state as nominated by the state government. Set up in 1952, the technicians associated with this studio are facing a lot of hardships, including problem with their wages. The state government wants intervention to address the grievances.last_img read more

18 Oct

Indian Army destroys Pak post in retaliation after jawan martyred in ceasefire

first_imgJammu: Indian Army on Saturday retaliated strongly, destroying a Pakistani post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir after a jawan was martyred in Pak firing. The jawan, identified as Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa, lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri district. Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing at around 6:30 in the morning with small arms and mortar shells. Indian forces hit back hard, destroying a Pakistani post opposite the Rajouri sector. The exchange of fire between the two sides is still underway, army sources said. (With inputs from DNA)last_img read more

17 Oct

Sir John A Macdonald statue vandalized again in downtown Montreal

first_imgMONTREAL — Vandals have spray painted a Sir John A. Macdonald statue in downtown Montreal once again.Montreal police noted the spray paint early today at the imposing bronze monument to the country’s first prime minister located at Place du Canada in downtown Montreal.Activists calling themselves #MacdonaldMustFall group claimed responsibility, saying the vandalism comes on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination promulgated by the United Nations and was done in solidarity with other worldwide actions against racism.Critics have argued that Macdonald’s role at the head of a government that created the Indian Act and established the residential school system, as well as his racist comments about Indigenous Peoples, are reason to remove monuments to him.The Montreal group claiming responsiblity says the statues dedicated to Canada’s first prime minister must be removed from public spaces and moved to archives or museums.The statue has been hit several times in the past two years, most recently around Christmas.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

13 Oct

Suncor names shifts Mark Little to role of chief operating officer

first_imgCALGARY – Suncor Energy has named Mark Little as chief operating officer at the oilsands giant, shifting him from his current role as president of upstream operations.The company says he will be responsible for all operations and many of its corporate services as Suncor looks to push for efficiencies at both its own operations and at its majority-owned Syncrude facilities where he is chair of the board of directors.Suncor (TSX:SU) says Little has been with the company since 2008 in a variety of roles, including leading the integration between Suncor and Petro-Canada and more recently leading upstream operations including oilsands, conventional exploration, and production worldwide.The company says Little will assume the role on Dec. 1 as Suncor looks to achieve first oil at its Fort Hills oilsands mine.last_img read more

12 Oct

Iran allowed to continue advanced nuclear research

first_imgWASHINGTON — White House releases details of Iran nuclear deal amid calls for transparencyThe White House has released a summary of the deal reached between six major world powers and Iran to curb its nuclear program. Iran has denied it wants to use the program to eventually build nuclear weapons but agreed to scale it back after the international community applied strict financial sanctions.It allows Iran to continue research and development on its nuclear centrifuge technology, announcing the conclusion of technical talks on the implementation of an interim deal pausing Iran’s nuclear program. The deal, signed  in Geneva in November, is to go into effect on Monday and to last for six months while Iran and the P5+1 – the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany – attempt to negotiate a comprehensive agreement to end the long-standing crisis.The agreement is seeking to hold the most advanced parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an easing of western economic sanctions on Iran. Iran has accepted to halt 20 percent of enriched uranium until January 20 and start diluting half of its uranium stock of which 20% was already enriched, according to the deal.The White House summary said a “Joint Commission” had been established by experts from Iran, P5+1 countries and the EU as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to monitor the implementation of the agreement. Some of the limited and temporary easing of sanctions against Iran will include the release of $6 billion in relief which is a small part of total $100 billion that will still be restricted.The Undersecretary of the US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has informed the lawmakers regarding the details in a closed meeting. Some congress members said the plan is already increasing their concerns. Republican senator Lindsey Graham, known as the most critical of Obama administration’s foreign policy claimed “I am more worried than ever after the briefing,” IAAE has asked to keep the technical details secret, according to White House spokesman Jim Carney.last_img read more

7 Oct

PGE reaches 11B deal with California wildfire insurers

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of insurers say they have reached an $11 billion settlement to cover most of the claims from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California.The utility said in a statement Friday the tentative agreement covers 85% of the insurance claims, including a fire that decimated the town of Paradise.A group of insurers said in a separate statement the settlement is well below the $20 billion the insurance companies had sought in bankruptcy court.PG&E Corp. on Monday released a plan to offer nearly $18 billion to victims, insurance companies and cities and public entities in California that battled fires sparked by electrical equipment.PG&E sought bankruptcy protection in January because it said it could not afford an estimated $30 billion in damages.The Associated Press read more

6 Oct

UN official calls for cancellation of debts owed by poorest countries

“The 50 least developed countries (LDCs) are unduly burdened by heavy debt. These countries have been facing the challenge of a huge, unsustainable debt service payment,” said Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the UN’s High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.”In fact, many of them are paying more towards debt servicing than their earnings in exports. Consequently, their economic growth and development has been stunted. Only debt cancellation would free the resources needed in LDCs for investment in health, education and for fulfilling basic needs of their populations.”His appeal came as finance ministers from the seven richest, most industrialized countries gathered in London to prepare for the G8 summit, which would include the Russian Federation, next September in Gleneagles, Scotland. The United Kingdom is this year’s chair of the group.British Prime Minister Tony Blair has pledged to put a spotlight on Africa’s problems during his chairmanship.”I believe that an agreement to cancel the debt of the 50 least developed countries, 34 of which are in Africa, will go a long way in helping these most vulnerable countries become self-reliant members of the international community,” Mr. Chowdhury said. read more

6 Oct

UN helps Guinea to avert waterborne epidemics after heavy flooding

Seeking to prevent cholera and typhoid outbreaks following severe flooding in the Kindia region of Guinea, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will distribute water purification tablets and help local authorities take other measures to treat the water supply.“Despite warnings from the local authorities, people continue to consume contaminated water and food recovered from stagnant ponds,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today. “The local people are less and less able to confront the situation and their means of subsistence decrease further each day.”Some 1,200 people were directly affected by flood damage. “The large amount of stagnant water renders the people particularly vulnerable to illnesses such as malaria and acute respiratory ailments,” OCHA added. Health care, water treatment, food, blankets, kitchen utensils are among the priority needs for Kindia, 135 kilometres inland from Conakry, the capital, and the Government does not have sufficient means to respond, OCHA said, adding that it had released $55,000 from its Emergency Cash Grant mechanism. These funds will be used by the UN World Health Organization (WHO), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Guinean Red Cross to buy food and non-food supplies. read more

2 Oct

Week one about more than just Ohio State versus Bowling Green for

Urban Meyer smiles at a press conference after the Fiesta Bowl. Credit: Lantern File Photo.Every head coach in the NCAA has gotten his start somewhere, whether it be with a Power Five school, in a lower division or with a high school from across the nation. For Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, the college where he got his start as a head coach will be his first opponent of the season.The Buckeyes will be facing off against the Bowling Green State University Falcons to kick off the 2016 season. While there is a stark difference in the Associated Press rankings for both teams (OSU comes in ranked sixth in the nation while BG sits well-outside the top 25 at No. 93), the game is more to Meyer than just a test against an unranked opponent.In his opening statement at Monday’s press conference, Meyer had nothing but praise for his former team.“I want to say a couple of things also about a great school we’re playing this week, Bowling Green,” he said. “Paul Krebs, a former Buckeye, was an assistant AD who hired me — what was it — in 2001. And I took the job at Bowling Green. I wasn’t sure what to do, and I took home the media guide.”Although it took some time to adjust to the pressures of leading a Division I team, Meyer enjoyed a high level of success with the Falcons.In the year prior to his arrival, Bowling Green had finished the season 2-9, which was the sixth year in a row the team finished below a .500 winning percentage.“It’s one of the really neat experiences, zero expectations,” Meyer said. “And that’s, obviously, you don’t experience that much anymore.”Regardless of the lack of expectations when he arrived, the team turned around immediately. In the two years Meyer was at the helm, the team finished 8-3 and 9-3, respectively.In his first year, Meyer was named the Mid-American Conference coach of the year. Before he started in his first head coaching position, the Ashtabula, Ohio, native realized many fans were far from optimistic, a reflection of the early rankings of the 2001 season.“I think we were 129, or 119 or something like that. That was our ranking,” Meyer said. “I thought, ‘You have to be blanking me’ when I saw that. I didn’t know there were 129 teams or 119 times, 120 teams.”To start the season, Bowling Green faced Missouri in 2001. The Tigers were in a similar scenario as the Falcons. After a string of disappointing performances, they were under the direction of a new coach, Gary Pinkel.Even though the Tigers had finished 3-8 in the year prior, a mere one game better than the Falcons, Meyer was wary of how his first game at the helm of a college team would go.“We sat there. I looked at Shelley, ‘What if we lose every game we play, because who knew?’ She said, ‘I bet you win tomorrow.’ I looked at her, and I said, ‘We have no freaking chance of winning this game tomorrow,’” Meyer said. “Something happened in the middle of the night. I remember waking up, our staff and our players thought they’d win it, and they did.”The trip down memory lane for Meyer brought a smile to the Buckeyes’ coach during the presser. Although the team across the field of the Scarlet and Gray on Saturday will be approached as an adversary, there is more behind the matchup than just the previews and the box score.OSU is scheduled to face Bowling Green on Saturday at noon in Ohio Stadium.Correction 9/3: Original edition of the article listed Meyer as a native of Toledo. He is a native of Ashtabula, Ohio. read more

25 Sep

Minibus drivers charged with causing death of brothers in Den Amstel

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBus drivers to be charged with causing death of Den Amstel brothersJuly 4, 2018In “latest news”$200,000 bail for Minibus Driver accused of killing PedestrianOctober 3, 2014In “Crime”Minibus driver remanded for causing death of Corentyne schoolboyFebruary 17, 2016In “latest news” Two minibus drivers were on Thursday placed on $300,000 bail each when they appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court to answer to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.The court heard that on June 26, 2017, while on the Den Amstel public road, Mohendra Rambowar, 31, of Tuschen Housing Scheme and Devon Headley, 27, of Tuschen Housing Scheme drove their vehicles in dangerous manners, causing the death of 28-year-old Shemon West and his 19-year-old brother, Shalum Allen, both of Fellowship, West Coast Demerara.The duo were placed on $150,000 bail, for each charge.The case was adjourned to September 12, 2018, pending the completion of the police report.INews had reported that on the day in question, the two brothers were returning home on a pedal cycle from the Leonora Police Station after uplifting car documents, when they met their demise.Preliminary investigations revealed that a minibus bearing registration number BVV 8882 had stopped to put off passengers and as the two brothers were in the process of overtaking, the vehicle suddenly drove off.However, in the process, its right-side front hit the left handle bar of the bicycle thus causing the two men to fall onto the roadway.It was at this time another minibus with registration plates BVV 7042, which was heading in the opposite direction, drove over them.The teen reportedly died on the spot while his brother, a father of two, succumbed at the Leonora Cottage Hospital. read more

15 Sep

Former Margate commissioner convicted of public corruption charges

first_imgMARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) – A former city commissioner of Margate has been convicted of public corruption charges.On Monday, David McLean was found guilty of seven felony charges, including bribery, unlawful compensation, official misconduct and theft.The jury found that McLean received cash payments from his business’ landlord in exchange for political favors.McLean is set to be sentenced in March.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

3 Sep

18m Dhaka dwellers may be affected by Chikungunya

first_imgIllustration of Chikungunya. Prothom AloAt least 1.8 million people are feared to be infected with Chikungunya in the capital this year. One in 10 people in the city are at risk of the mosquito-borne fever, says a study.The study, based on three surveys conducted by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) in 2011 and 2013, says around 10 per cent of the people in Dhaka city are at risk of being infected by Chikungunya, said professor Mahmudur Rahman, former director of the IEDCR.According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, around 18.24 million people live in Dhaka city.Of them, 10 per cent, around 1.8 million, are at risk of being infected by Chikungunya.IEDCR director professor Meerjady Sabrina told Prothom Alo, “I don’t agree with the statement that one out of 10 people in Dhaka city may be affected by Chikungunya.”She, however, declined to comment further about this. The IEDCR conducted a survey over mobile phone in July this year.Some 4,775 dwellers of the city were contacted with this survey and some 357 people said that they suffered from Chikungunya fever.A Dhaka Medical College Hospital associate professor said, there are Chikungunya patients in almost every family of Dhaka city now. So, it is not inaccurate to say that 10 per cent Dhaka dwellers have been suffering from the disease. *This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossainlast_img read more

2 Sep

Application For PostHarvey Homeowner Assistance Program Available

first_img Share David Goldman/APMaria Rocha places debris outside her home in a neighborhood that was flooded by Hurricane Harvey in Beaumont, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.The application for the Homeowner Assistance Program is now available in all eligible Hurricane Harvey affected counties, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced Monday.The Texas General Land Office (GLO) allocated $1.098 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for rehabilitation and reconstruction of thousands of owner-occupied single-family homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.Homeowners in Harris County and the city of Houston will be able to apply for similar programs funded by direct allocations.Bush noted that “with more than $1 billion allocated to it, this is the largest single program designed to help rebuild the lives of thousands of Texas families.”ChecklistThe GLO recommends that potential applicants review the Homeowner Assistance Program Checklist to have all applicable documents ready prior to applying. Interested homeowners should visit http://recovery.texas.gov/hap to apply online or download a printable version of the application.Potential applicants can also find in-person assistance at regional Homeowner Assistance Program offices serving their area. In addition to a main office in each region, each county will have at least one application drop off location or satellite office.Additional satellite offices and application intake locations may be announced in the future. For assistance, interested participants can email cdr@recovery.texas.gov or call 1-844-893-8937.For implementation of this program across 48 eligible counties, the GLO allocated funds into six regions, with the majority of funds being directed to the most impacted counties and zip codes within each region as prescribed by HUD requirements. Each region will retain its allocation until the available funds are awarded to homeowners in those regions.Applicants are potentially eligible for assistance within their region if they owned their home, it was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, and it was their primary residence, among other eligibility factors.First-come, first-serve basisThe applications will be considered for award on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to the priorities outlined in the Regional Housing Guidelines.last_img read more

30 Aug

This Is What the Internet Will Look Like in 2025

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read Tomorrow, the World Wide Web turns 25. To mark the occasion, the Pew Research Center asked a range of entrepreneurs, researchers, writers and developers, among others, for their predictions about what the it will look like in 10 years.Their responses, unsurprisingly, run the gamut from hopeful and excited to darkly pessimistic. Depending on the person, the web will make the world a fairer, more connected and knowledgeable place or transform it into a fragmented cesspool of greed where terrorism is a daily reality.However, most experts do agree that as it ages, the World Wide Web will become more pervasive as well as seamlessly accessible. Emerging technologies, including wearable and embedded computing, will enable us to easily connect (or perhaps never disconnect) from a cloud of sophisticated, intelligent and cheap (maybe even free) processing power.Here are a range of predictions for what the web will look like at 35.Related: ‘Future of Now’: The Convergence of Social Media, Crowdfunding and TechMore integrated. “The Internet will shift from the place we find cat videos to a background capability that will be a seamless part of how we live our everyday lives. We won’t think about ‘going online’ or ‘looking on the Internet’ for something — we’ll just be online, and just look.” — Joe Touch, director at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences InstituteCheaper and more insightful. “When the cost of collecting information on virtually every interaction falls to zero, the insights that we gain from our activity, in the context of the activity of others, will fundamentally change the way we relate to one another, to institutions, and with the future itself. We will become far more knowledgeable about the consequences of our actions; we will edit our behavior more quickly and intelligently.” — Patrick Tucker, author of The Naked Future: What Happens In a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?“We will grow accustomed to seeing the world through multiple data layers. This will change a lot of social practices, such as dating, job interviewing and professional networking, and gaming, as well as policing and espionage.” — Daren C. Brabham, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern CaliforniaA more detailed recorder of daily life.“We’ll have a picture of how someone has spent their time, the depth of their commitment to their hobbies, causes, friends, and family. This will change how we think about people, how we establish trust, how we negotiate change, failure, and success.” — Judith Donath, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and SocietyRelated: The Internet of Things: New Threats Emerge in a Connected WorldFragmented. “The Internet will generate several new related networks. Some will require verified identification to access, while others will promise increased privacy.” — Sean Mead, senior director of strategy and analytics for Interbrand“The Internet will fragment. Global connectivity will continue to exist, but through a series of separate channels controlled by a series of separate protocols. Our use of separate channels for separate applications will be necessitated by security problems, cyber policy of nations and corporations, and our continued attempts to find better ways to do things.” — Ian Peter, pioneer Internet activist and Internet rights advocateDark and hierarchical. “Everything — every thing — will be available online with price tags attached. Cyber-terrorism will become commonplace. Privacy and confidentiality of any and all personal will become a thing of the past. Online ‘diseases’ — mental, physical, social, addictions (psycho-cyber drugs) — will affect families and communities and spread willy-nilly across borders. The digital divide will grow and worsen beyond the control of nations or global organizations such as the UN. This will increasingly polarize the planet between haves and have-nots. Global companies will exploit this polarization. Digital criminal networks will become realities of the new frontiers. Terrorism, both by organizations and individuals, will be daily realities. The world will become less and less safe, and only personal skills and insights will protect individuals.” — Llewellyn Kriel, CEO and editor in chief of TopEditor International Media Services“Yes, the information we want will increasingly find its way to us, as networks learn to accurately predict our interests and weaknesses. But that will also tempt us to stop seeking out knowledge, narrowing our horizons, even as we delve evermore deep. The privacy premium may also be a factor: only the relatively well-off (and well-educated) will know how to preserve their privacy in 2025.” — An anonymous respondentRelated: Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global March 11, 2014 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

29 Aug

Mozilla recommends a Firefox extensions that appears to be a copycat

first_imgMozilla recommends a Firefox extensions that appears to be a copycat by Martin Brinkmann on July 25, 2019 in Firefox – 33 commentsMozilla maintains a list of recommended extensions for the Firefox web browser that it highlights on the official Mozilla AMO add-ons website and also in Firefox in various ways.The system used to select these changed recently from featuring extensions on Mozilla AMO to a stricter system. The new system accepts extensions only if they meet requirements; some of these are self-explanatory, e.g. that extensions need to be safe, but some are not.One of the main differences to regular extensions offered on Mozilla AMO is that recommended extensions are reviewed manually each time a new version is uploaded to Mozilla’s site (and initially as well). Other extensions are reviewed after the fact only, if at all.One of the recommended extensions, AdBlocker Ultimate, appears to be a copycat extension. Twitter user Rémi B. published the following message on Twitter today:Why is @firefox recommending an extension which seems to be a copy-pasting from another extension and potentially in copyright infringement? @AdBlockUltimate claims to be open-source and GPLv3 so I installed and checked the sources using the debugger.The code of the extension is very similar to AdGuard, a very popular content blocking solution. Rémi found mentions of AdGuard throughout the code of AdBlock Ultimate that suggest that code was copied from AdGuard. The AdBlock Ultimate extension has more users than Adguard currently; Adguard has about 322k users, AdBlocker Ultimate 418K.Raymond Hill, creator of uBlock Origin and uMatrix, reported the AdBlock Ultimate extension in 2017 but nothing came out of it. In the report, he stated that the “extension is essentially a copy of Adguard extension for the core code, and essentially a copy of ABP for the user interface aspect”, and that he thought that Firefox users donating to extension developers would surely want to donate to the original developers.One of the main objections is that the extension is recommended by Mozilla (AdGuard is not). It seems like a strange choice considering that the recommended extension appears to use AdGuard code.Mozilla employee Gian-Carlo Pascutto responded to the thread stating that the organization is looking into it. The response time was very quick this time.  One possible outcome of the “looking into it” could be that Mozilla removes the recommendation.The situation resembles another blunder by Mozilla that happened in 2018. The organization recommended a privacy extension back then in a blog post on the official Firefox blog that had a “phone-home” feature built-into the extension.Now You: What is your take on all this?SummaryArticle NameMozilla recommends a Firefox extensions that appears to be a copycatDescriptionOne of the recommended extensions for the Firefox web browser may turn out to be a copycat extension; the original is not recommended by Mozilla.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more