Call for measures against radical pro-government groups as well as pro-autonomy militias after reporters attacked in La Paz

first_img Follow the news on Bolivia Reporters Without Borders hopes that a visit by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will prompt gestures on behalf of press freedom and calls for the same firmness with radical pro-government groups as with regional militias when they are responsible for threats and violence against the media. News Organisation June 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for measures against radical pro-government groups as well as pro-autonomy militias after reporters attacked in La Paz RSF_en BoliviaAmericas News Help by sharing this information to go further June 12, 2020 Find out more Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile News News Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment Receive email alerts Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom February 1, 2018 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hopes that no time will be lost in arresting Adolfo Cerrudo, the head of the Popular Civic Committee, a radical pro-government group whose activists threatened and physically attacked journalists working for privately-owned TV stations on 4 June in La Paz. The press freedom organisation also hopes that a four-day visit to Bolivia by representatives of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that begins today will help to elicit significant gestures by all political sectors in support of basic rights and freedoms, including press freedom.“We previously asked the opposition political parties to publicly disown regional militias such as the Unión Juvenil Cruceñista that physically attacked state media or allegedly pro-government media during the recent pro-autonomy referendums (see 2 June release),” Reporters Without Borders said. “In the same way, we now call on the government to act with the utmost firmness with the Popular Civic Committee activists who were guilty of attacks on private-sector journalists,” the organisation added. “By attacking press freedom, these radical groups are trying to create as much disruption and polarisation as possible before the national referendum scheduled for 10 August.”The latest violence took place when journalists went to cover a demonstration by Popular Civic Committee activists led by Cerrudo outside the office of the Ombudsman in La Paz on 4 June to demand the release of Robert Lenín Sandoval López, who is accused of violence against government representatives and other offences.Christian Rojas, a reporter with the privately-owned TV station Cadena A, told Reporter Without Borders: “When we arrived at about 8:15 pm, Adolfo Cerrudo recognised me and said, ‘Tell your boss that we are going to kill him and if you don’t tell him, you will suffer the same fate’.” Cerrudo was alluding to Cadena A’s news editor, Jorge Tejerina.Rojas added: “When my cameraman, Erick Condonera, started recording, Cerrudo called his companions. They pushed him against a wall, surrounded him and threatened him. ‘Stop filming,’ they shouted. ‘Stop filming. We are going to screw the media’.” ATB cameraman Mario Martínez said he was also threatened by Popular Civic Committee activists but was not hit.During a demonstration he led in March, Cerrudo threatened to rape a woman reporter working for the daily La Razón, which is owned by the Spanish press group Prisa. Journalists’ organisations have notified the authorities about attacks against the media by Cerrudo on 16 November, 6 March, 24 April and 4 June.Teresa Vera, a member of the public prosecutor’s office in La Paz, said she has ordered an investigation into the allegations against Cerrudo. La Paz police chief Víctor Hugo Escobar said he was waiting for orders to arrest him. And Cadena A has initiated proceedings against him.The National Press Association (ANP), which groups newspaper owners and editors, has protested twice. In a press release on 5 June, it condemned an attack on Marianela Paco Durán of Radio Aclo (a privately-owned station that tends to toe the government line), who was threatened with being burned alive on 24 May in the southern city of Sucre, and the sabotaging of state-owned Canal 7 Televisión Boliviana in Trinidad, in the northern department of Beni, during a pro-autonomy referendum there.And in an open letter to President Evo Morales about the 4 June violence, the ANP called for Cerrudo’s arrest. Other organisations such as the La Paz Association of Journalists (APLP) have also issued appeals for Bolivian journalists to be able to work freely, regardless of the nature or political tendency of the media they work for. November 18, 2016 Find out more BoliviaAmericas last_img read more

Students explore sustainable research, education opportunities

first_imgAny student who followed the green footprints in LaFortune Student Center ended up at this year’s Sustainability Undergraduate Research and Education Expo hosted by the Campus Coalition on Research and Education for Sustainability (CREST). This is the third annual event for the coalition, made up of the Environmental Change Initiative, the John J. Reilly Center, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) and the sustainability minor, through which students found various opportunities for getting involved with sustainability on campus. Emma Farnan | The Observer “We hope students can get a better understanding of sustainable practices across campus,” managing director of ND Energy Ginger Sigmon said. As a result, the Expo brought together groups and organizations dealing with research, education, outreach, internships and resources, according to Sigmon. While most groups are Notre Dame-affiliated, there are a few external groups. This variety attracts students with all types of interests, she said. Freshman political science major Bennett Rogers attended the Expo to gather information, as he is looking into a minor in sustainability.“I want to do farm law,” Rogers said. “It’s my dream. I think it is important for me to have a background in sustainability, especially if I am going to work with farmers in the future.”Freshman Tommy Jegier said he came to the Expo because he is looking into a minor in energy studies, and because he was inspired by his earth focus class to learn more about sustainability.“I’m here because I’m passionate about helping the environment and getting involved,” he said. “This was a great place to get information.”According to sophomore Student Energy Board member Tansy Wang, students are encouraged to look at ways to be sustainable outside of research. Wang said the Board aims to emphasize ways to get involved with sustainability and to make renewable energy more of a prominent resolution.Rachel Novick, director of the minor in sustainability, said the minor, which has a mix of students that represent a good make-up of Notre Dame students, is a good resource for students to learn more about sustainability and renewable energy.“The goal of the sustainability minor is to have students develop as leaders and make change in whatever field they go into,” she said. Tags: Campus Coalition on Research and Education for Sustainability, CREST, ND Energy, sustainability, Sustainability Undergraduate Research and Education Expolast_img read more

Tom Schaudel: LI’s Restaurateur and his Influence on Local Dining

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Tom Schaudel at Jewel in Melville. (Photo by Jim Lennon)A red electric guitar is slung over Tom Schaudel’s shoulder and his faded jeans tremble as he taps his feet to the beat of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.” Schaudel’s trademark bandana is conspicuously absent as his four band mates—two guitarists, a bassist and a drummer—rock on alongside him.Schaudel, one of Long Island’s top restaurateurs, is grinning while leading the quintet through the Southern rock classic, his wrist rhythmically down-strumming as if he’s chopping up a Chilean sea bass destined for his frying pan. Between jabs, he bursts out the chorus triumphantly, like the uncorking of an aged wine bottled up far too long.The performance is in celebration of Peconic Bay’s wineries, and there’s no one more worthy to grace the stage and energize the crowd. The celebrity chef has developed an incredible following throughout his four decades as the Island’s most recognizable culinary artist, nourishing thousands along the way and resurrecting countless restaurants with his Midas touch while sweating away 200,000-plus hours in the kitchen. To him, it was time well spent.“I’m totally in love with restaurant culture,” says Schaudel, who embarked on his 45-year-long journey when he took a job at a restaurant to save money for an amplifier and was instantly intoxicated by the food’s aroma. “It’s the one place in the world where I feel like I belong.”Now 60, he continues to hit the high notes. At his newest incarnation, Jewel in Melville, he recently talked about food and music, with his back to a massive wine collection while his clientele devoured what’s left of their lunches. Behind his shoulder decorative lamps hung upside down disorientingly from the ceiling. Around his forehead is an orange bandana that confirms he is, indeed, Tom Schaudel.Schaudel owns four Long Island restaurants and a catering business including Jewel. His impact is undeniable, say industry leaders.“He really is what Long Island restaurateurs strive to be,” says Long Island Dining Alliance President Donna Trapani. “He’s certainly that person who’s impacted the food industry, not only with the amount of restaurants that he has opened, consulted for or even been the chef for—he has taken owning restaurants to another level.”“He’s really considered Long Island’s top chef, no question,” she continues. “Honestly, to me, he’s an empire builder.”“A lot of people would just see the name Tom Schaudel and that’s enough for them to go,” agrees Mario Saccente, executive vice president of the Long Island chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association. “He is one of very, very few on Long Island that his name means you should try his restaurant. Just by his name alone, his restaurant is worth visiting.”With 40 years in the business, Schaudel has weathered his fair share of failure and success, also witnessing some of the most bizarre customer behavior imaginable, as documented in his book Playing with Fire: Whining & Dining on the Gold Coast.Through it all, Schaudel’s passion remains the food.“It’s the color of the fresh vegetables, the fish and the thin-skinned lemons that still get me out of bed in the morning,” he says romantically. “It’s not all the other stuff that comes along with this…it’s truly the product that I get sweaty about. I’m still addicted to it.”Schaudel’s obsession has its limits, however. At one point, he cocks his head back, opens his mouth and mimics snoring while describing a meeting with his accountant.“[I’d] rather be at the dentist,” he says.And though his consulting work is renowned, the chef admits at times he had trouble convincing his counterparts to act on his advice.“I’ve been at this 45 years, so I know something,” insists Schaudel. “For them, when it doesn’t work out they say, ‘I paid you do to this.’ It wasn’t worth the money for me at that point; I rather just deal with my own stuff.”Whether he wants to admit it, Schaudel has left an indelible mark on the local restaurant industry.“He’s always one step ahead of everybody,” Trapani says. “He brings local ingredients, which is one of the newest trends. If Tom is bringing something to the table, most people will follow what he’s already instituted.”If one thing does get under Schaudel’s skin, it’s eaters who refuse to expand their palates and thus, limit their options.“I’m more concerned about the wussification of America,” he says. “I mean, we’re afraid of everything now: We’re afraid of gluten, ‘I can’t eat this, I’m allergic to sauté, I can’t eat the other thing, this makes me fart, that makes me fat, that makes me old.’ It’s food, man. You’re really missing out on a lot of fun by limiting yourself.”Despite the lofty praises, newspaper and magazine profiles, appearances on television and even his own wine, Schaudel remains grounded. To him, he’s just like any other Long Islander.“At the end of the day, what is this?” he says. “I own a restaurant, so what? In the scheme of things, it’s not world peace, it’s a fucking restaurant, it’s food. If I die tomorrow Long Island somehow will go on.”He considers what just came out of his mouth, and adds, “Hopefully they’ll stop for a day or two.”Undoubtedly, they’ll continue to imitate him.From The Chef’s MouthHere are some of restaurateur Tom Schaudel’s favorite dishes from his restaurants, in his own words.Coolfish6800 Jericho Tpke., Syosset516-921-3250www.tomschaudel.comSeared Chilean Sea Bass with Lobster Fricassee, Sauteed Spinach and Smoked Tomato Relish: “This dish literally paid for my house. It’s been the most popular one I’ve ever done for whatever reason. I think the bass marries well with the richness of the lobster sauce and the smoked tomato relish has enough acid to cut through to add balance.”Jewel400 Broadhollow Rd., Melville631-755-5777www.jewelrestaurantli.comWarm Octopus Salad with Potatoes, Red Onion, Capers and Grapes: “I love octopus in all kinds of preparations but especially with these ingredients. In Asian cuisine the goal is to hit on all five tastes, and this dish seems to do that for me. There’s the savory taste of octopus and the potatoes, the salty-bitter capers, the sourness in the merlot vinaigrette, and the sweetness of the grapes. It just bounces off the tongue and gets better with every bite.”a Mano13550 Main Rd., Mattituck631-298-4800www.amanorestaurant.comTom’s Carbonara: “Here I did a riff on an old Italian favorite. We added local trevisio lettuce, smoked duck and copious amounts of black pepper to a traditional carbonara prep with, what I believe to be, a very interesting result.”A Lure62300 Main Rd., Southold631-876-5300www.alurenorthfork.comSteamed Lobster: “A Lure sits in the Port of Egypt marina overlooking the Peconic Bay. There’s an outside deck that seats 100 people in the summer and, for me, that’s the A Lure experience. I love sitting out there, looking at the bay, and eating a perfectly steamed lobster with nothing but lemon and butter.”Ross-SchaudelCatering andEvent Planningwww.tomschaudel.comGrilled Striped Bass with Satur Farms Sweet Corn, Farro, and Roasted Tomato-Olive Vinaigrette: “Striped Bass is one of my favorites of the local fishes. The snow-white flesh is complimented by the vinaigrette and the corn screams ‘Summer.’ The farro adds a toothsome quality and beautifully absorbs all the different flavors.”last_img read more

Kenya appoints French coach

first_imgKenya’s new coach Sebastien MigneNairobi, Kenya | AFP | Frenchman Sebastien Migne has been named Kenya’s new football coach, filling a post left vacant by the February departure of Belgian Paul Put.Migne, 45, signed a three-year deal and arrives from Congo-Brazzaville where he helped guide the national side to its first African Cup of Nations since 2000.“It’s a new challenge for me. This is a new country, but I am ready from next Sunday to see the local players and start work immediately,” said Migne.His first task is to ensure Kenya’s qualification for the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon. In the group stage, Kenya has been drawn against three-time champions Ghana as well as Ethiopia and Sierra Leone, with both winner and runner-up qualifying for the finals.“We have a big challenge with Ghana,” said Migne, whose Congo side drew with the Black Stars in September before being defeated in the second leg.Migne previously worked as an assistant to French manager Claude Le Roy for nine years.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Battleship New Jersey Announces Appointment of Azzolina Jr. to Board

first_imgThe board of the Home Port Alliance (HPA) for the USS New Jersey, America’s most decorated battleship, appointed Joseph Azzolina Jr. to its board of trustees.“Today is truly a historic day for the Home Port Alliance and the Battleship New Jersey,” said Rodney Sadler, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Battleship. “We have added an outstanding trustee, who will carry on the legacy of his father, captain Joseph Azzolina, former state senator/assemblyman who served on the New Jersey and was a key player in the effort to bring her back to her home state. Joe wants to continue the preservation and maintenance of the Battleship New Jersey as a legacy to his father’s relentless efforts on her behalf.”Azzolina said, “To follow in the footsteps of my father on the board of trustees for this great battleship is truly an honor. I look forward to continue the work that the board, staff and volunteers of the battleship have accomplished and to further expand the mission of this museum and memorial.”Azzolina, currently vice president of Food Circus Super Markets, based in Middletown, formerly served as a board member of the USS Battleship New Jersey Foundation.“Joe brings strong business and strategic planning experience, strengthens our relationship with the state, and opens some important doors for partners and supporters in Central and Northern New Jersey,” said Phil Rowan, executive director of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, who made the announcement.Opened to the public as a floating museum in October 2001, the Battleship New Jersey has undergone extensive restoration efforts, bringing history to life for visitors during daily guided tours of the Iowa-class ship ­– one of the largest battleships ever built – throughout its nine decks. A living testament to all of the brave men and women who have fought, and still fight for American freedom, The Battleship New Jersey has become an integral part of the revitalization of the Camden waterfront.The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial offers guided and audio tours daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day. Families can spend a unique overnight adventure aboard the battleship. The award-winning Overnight Encampment Program offers families, Scouts, and youth organizations the chance to experience a night on board the ship. Guests enjoy dinner and breakfast served from the crew’s galley, a ride on the 4D Flight Simulator, a tour of the ship and the chance to sleep in the bunks once used by the crew of the USS New Jersey.Additional information about the ship is available by calling 866-877-6262 or 856-966-1652 or by visiting www.battleshipnewjersey.org.last_img read more

COMMUNITY ALERT UPDATE: AREA OF CONCERN WIDENED

first_imgCOMMUNITIES in Milford, Ramelton, Rathmullan, Fanad and the surrounding areas are being warned that criminal gangs with a record for burglaries are in the area today.It’s understood Gardai have stepped up patrols in these areas as a result of reported suspicious activity this morning.Several men in two white vans who have been suspected of previous robberies have been spotted in the area. The men are likely to approach home owners with excuses about why they are in the area, may pretend to be seeking directions or ask to use toilets.Communities are urged to check on relatives and elderly neighbours.The men should not be approached.The Milford Garda station can be contacted on 074 91 53114.  COMMUNITY ALERT UPDATE: AREA OF CONCERN WIDENED was last modified: September 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:community alert warningFanadMilfordRameltonRathmullanlast_img read more

Powerful SA team for Canoe Marathon Worlds

first_img19 June 2014 A powerful South African team, which includes a number of world champions, was named to contest the 2014 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships on Wednesday. The event takes place in Oklahoma City from 23 to 28 September. A host of big-name competitors made a charge for a spot on the plane to the USA when they recently took part in the biggest South African Canoe Marathon Championships ever and it was three-time canoe marathon world champion Hank McGregor who won the men’s K1 title, as well as the K2 crown with his partner Jasper Mocke. Tough competition With the criteria stating that the top two in each of the senior and junior events would be selected for the South African team, reigning under-23 K1 world champion Andy Birkett missed out on a K1 selection. However, he and partner Greg Louw earned selection in a K2. Although Birkett and Louw were third in the South African Championships, they gained selection due to former Junior and under-23 world champion Grant van Der Walt being unavailable for the Tour. “Grant has been studying recently and so he hasn’t been focusing on his paddling, which meant that he made himself unavailable for selection,” Brett Austen Smith, the Chairman of the South African Canoe Marathon Committee, said in a statement on Wednesday. “That ultimately meant that we could include Andy (Birkett) and Greg (Louw) in the side to go to Oklahoma. “This really highlights the depth in the senior men’s canoe marathon discipline [in South Africa]. With a world champion unable to make the men’s K1 team, that just shows the strength that we possess,” he added.Women’s line-up The women’s team will be made up of one K1 competitor and two K2 pairs, with Olympic bronze medallist Bridgitte Hartley being the only women’s K1 and Abby Adie and Laura O’Donoghue making up the one K2, with under-23 K1 hopeful Jenna Ward and Hayley Arthur partnering up in the second women’s K2. “Bridgitte was in a class of her own in the K1 final,” Austen Smith said of the Natal Canoe Club star’s South African Championships victory by over four minutes. “The depth in women’s canoe marathon paddling is not where it was a year ago and this is something we as a Committee need to address in the build-up to 2017,” he explained. In the Junior Girls’ category, the winning boat won’t be going to Oklahoma as, unfortunately, the junior K2 team made themselves unavailable for selection because one of the girls, who is still in the under-16 age category, has a hectic schedule. Having recently been to the African Youth Games in Botswana, she is also set to head to China in August for the Youth Olympics. “It is a little disappointing not being able to see them race at World Champs,” Austen Smith said. Nonetheless, the South African team, ranked fifth in the world last year, remains very strong and Austen Smith is confident that there are good paddlers coming through, with the under-23 age group being one to watch from a men’s point of view, he said.‘World-class’ “The Under-23 men are very strong this year and I think that both Brandon van der Walt and Stuart Maclaren are world-class paddlers and I believe that we can do really well there,” he opined. “We will be strong in the seniors again, as well as the masters. We will send a very strong field to the World Champs in the masters’ categories, and this year should be no different, although it is not the biggest team we have sent to a World Champs,” Austen Smith concluded.SA WORLD CANOE MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM Senior Men Hank McGregor (K1, K2), Jasper Mocke (K1, K2), Andrew Birkett (K2), Greg Louw (K2) Senior Women Bridgitte Hartley (K1), Nikki Russel (K1), Abby Adie (K2), Laura O’Donoghue (K2), Jenna Ward (K2), Hayley Arthur (K2) Nikki Russel Under-23 Men Brandon van der Walt (K1), Stuart Maclaren (K1) Under-23 Women Jenna Ward (K1), Brittany Petersen (K1) Junior Boys Bryan Leroux (K1, K2), Louis Hattingh (K1, K2), Jean van der Westhuizen (K2), Stuart Bristow (K2) Junior Girls Julia Trodd (K1), Martine Beukes (K1) Masters Team Marion Young (K1, K2), Gustav Smook (K1, K2), Gustav Radloff (K1, K2), Katarzyna Lapacz (K1), Hilde Lapere (K1), Lee McGregor (K1, K2), Alan Hold (K1, K2), Chris van den Berg (K1), John Evans (K1, K2) Len Jenkins Snr (K1), Nigel Briggs (K2), Cathy Doherty-Bigara (K2), Linton Hope (K1) SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Celebrating the legacy of Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela-Mandela

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 3 April 2018 – Brand South Africa mourns the passing of Mama Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela-Mandela, who succumbed to a long illness on Monday 2 April 2018, at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.Born in Bizana in the Eastern Cape in 1936‚ Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela- Mandela, fondly known as Mama Winnie, was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician. She moved to Johannesburg from the Eastern Cape in Bizana to study social work and in 1957 she met the lawyer and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela and they were married a year later.As a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, she held several government positions, including Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology. A member of the African National Congress (ANC) political party, she served on the ANC’s National Executive Committee and headed its Women’s League.Madikizela-Mandela retained popular support within the ANC over the years and was known to her supporters as the “Mother of the Nation”.Brand South Africa’s CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela expressed his sadness saying “It is truly with great sadness to have lost the Mother of the Nation. We are forever grateful for the role she played in securing our freedom. We indeed need to celebrate her legacy.”“Winnie Mandela was a target of massive disinformation by STRATCOM, an Apartheid smear campaign machinery, yet she remained true to the ethos of the liberation struggle. Long live the Republic”; further adds Dr Makhubela.Mandela family spokesman‚ Victor Dlamini said, “The Mandela family are deeply grateful for the gift of her life and even as our hearts break at her passing, we urge all those who loved her to celebrate this most remarkable woman”.“As the national government we have declared that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will have a national funeral on 14 April,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa while addressing mourners outside Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Soweto.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5071Mobile: +27 81 704 1488Email: [email protected]last_img read more

This App is Rated R: Mobile App Stores to Institute App Rating System

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The CTIA Wireless Association announced this afternoon that it will add a new voluntary App Rating System to its list of industry guidelines. Participating app stores will allow parents to block access by children to apps rated suitable for adults only. It seems likely that new adult apps will thus be made available as well. From the sacred to the profane, effective content ratings and guidelines could create a safe haven for all kinds of new apps and commerce to flourish.No such ratings system has been built yet, but the organization announced today the availability of a Request for Proposals for outside vendors to build it. The guiding principle will be that app creators will submit information about the contents of their apps at the time of submission to participating app stores and then the ratings would be applied automatically. No list of which app stores will participate is available yet, but the organization’s membership includes both Apple and Google, among many others.CTIA uses the number 800,000 to reference the large number of apps at issue. That’s substantially higher than the number of apps included if you add up the iTunes and Android Marketplace numbers together (that would be 500,000). In other words, it seems that the organization is hoping or presuming that Google and Apple will participate. It seems unlikely that the system would be announced without some favorable consultation of those two most relevant members of the association.This Could Get ComplicatedWhile a system intended to protect childeren by offering app ratings sounds like a good idea, it also sounds like it could become complicated. Voluntary ratings could prove ineffective, for one thing. The line between what’s appropriate or innapropriate for children is also a subjective one. Wherever the line gets drawn regarding innapropriate content, you can probably expect someone to protest it.Dirty dirty apps don’t seem like a big problem today, either. Perhaps that’s just because there’s no way to keep the kids safe so they all get nuked from iTunes. It seems likely that app producers and marketplaces would like to draw a line in order to cash in on apps that are on the other side of it. The industry may also be creating voluntary parental control ratings proactively in order to pre-empt a non-voluntary, independent ratings system created by government or other parties. Crazy Days Are Over?In seperate but realted news, members of the US Congress today asked Apple to remove from its app store crowd-sourced traffic tracking apps that allowed users to alert eachother to the location of drunk-driving police check-points.In as much as it’s been a self-policed Wild West out there in app land so far, those days may soon come to an end. Where there is rule of law, they say, there can be scalable commerce.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#conferences#CTIA 2011#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Vanguardia owns up to Phoenix failed quarterfinals bid

first_imgLATEST STORIES “This is all part of the journey and we are really humbled by this experience,” said Vanguardia after Phoenix lost to San Miguel 109-107 at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.“I take full responsibility. We will learn from this and we’ll move on to become a better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPhoenix was able to enter the playoffs in the first two conferences of the season finishing as the sixth seed in both the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cups, but it was in the Governors’ Cup that Vanguardia’s team took a dip.And with the 2016-2017 season over for Phoenix, Vanguardia now looks at the future with a eye on the upcoming draft. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix, potentially, has the fourth pick in the draft and Vanguardia says they’re looking to add Filipino-German big man Christian Standhardinger.The 6-foot-8 bruiser, however, won’t play in the PBA in the first six months of the season as he is under contract with the Hong Kong Eastern Lions in the Asean Basketball League.“The first three teams may not like him [Standhardinger], because he’s not going to play for the first six months,” said Vanguardia. “We’re willing to wait.”Vanguardia also looks at NCAA standouts Rey Nambatac of Colegio de San Juan de Letran and San Beda’s Robert Bolick and Davon Potts to fill up their backcourt spots.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix had a decent start in the PBA Governors’ Cup winning its first two games, but everything went downhill when the Fuel Masters strung together nine straight losses, effectively dashing any hope for a spot in the quarterfinals.The team’s 11th-place finish was the worst since head coach Ariel Vanguardia took over, and he knows there’s no one to blame for their dismal finish but himself.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges #KicksStalker: Adidas tries to woo Antetokounmpo with a van of sneakerscenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more