Freedom of information threatened by website blacklisting and recriminalization of defamation

first_img Receive email alerts July 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of information threatened by website blacklisting and recriminalization of defamation Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News —-Драконовские меры нового закона по отношению к Интернету и уголовное наказание за клевету: шквальный огонь по свободе информацииВ среду нижняя палата российского Парламента – Государственная Дума – большинством голосов в третьем чтении приняла новый закон, позволяющий создавать «черный список» Интернет-порталов. Это вызвало опасения о потенциальной создания цензуре и фильтрации информации в Сети в будущем. Проект закона должен быть принят верхней палатой российского парламента, Советом Федерации, далее для вступления в силу его ратифицирует президент РФ Владимир Путин.Основные поправки «информационного закона» нацелены на защиту пользователей Интернета, в частности, несовершеннолетних, от контента, содержащего «вредную» информацию. В «черный список» попадут сайты, «содержащие порнографию, экстремистские идеи, подстрекающие к суициду или употреблению наркотиков». Остальные сайты будут подвергаться юридической проверке. «Репортеры без границ» уверены, «что данный проект закона вызывает много сомнений из-за невнятных формулировок, пассивного отношения российских властей и масштаба контроля информации, который просто пугает. Мы очень надеемся, что внедрение данного «черного списка» сайтов не откроет дорогу системной фильтрации в исполинских объемах, которая спровоцирует волну цензуры против российской оппозиции и критических умозаключений».Российская страница международного портала Wikipedia (www.ru.wikipedia.org) закрылась 10 июля в знак протеста и выражения своего несогласия с проектом закона. «Представьте себе мир без свободного знания!». Данная акция протеста против нового закона, который может привести «к созданию усиленной цензуры информации в Интернете», затронула также крупнейший поисковик Яндекс: в среду 11 июля сайт решил изменить свой традиционный слоган «Найдется все», убрав слово «все» и утверждая, что стоит бояться нецелесообразного использования закона.Статья 4 закона не уточняет критерии, согласно которым тот или иной сайт будет внесен в «черный список», и расплывчато определяет значение слова «неблагоприятный». Таким образом, стоит бояться блокировки порталов, тем более если владелец сайта не успеет изъять «плохое» содержимое в течение 48-ми часов. В этом случае сайт будет заблокирован. В итоге информация, на которую не распространяется действие закона, также будет недоступна. Неопределенность царит и в том органе государственной власти, который был создан для определения сайтов для «черного списка». Любое универсальное решение начала процесса фильтрации должно быть отклонено. Блокировка Интернет-сайтов должна происходить в четко очерченных рамках, по принципу прозрачности и только по решению суда. Специальный уполномоченный ООН по продвижению и защите права на свободу самовыражения и свободу мысли Франк Ля Рю отмечает в своем отчете от мая 2011 года, что необходимо ввести «строгие, но дееспособные ограничения для распространения информации в Интернете, за исключением особых и исключительных обстоятельств, в соответствии с международными стандартами».Господин Ля Рю также отмечает, что «хранение данных пользователей, ответственных за создание и распространение нежелательной информации, является серьезным препятствием на пути к осуществлению права на свободу мысли и самовыражения, так как это приводит к чрезмерной частной цензуре, в большинстве случаев без соблюдения принципов прозрачности и соответствия закону».Представитель Организации по безопасности и сотрудничеству в Европе (ОБСЕ) Дуня Мятович, ответственная за свободу СМИ, пропросила власти отложить принятие проекта закона и представить его на публичные дебаты с участием экспертов. Госпожа Мятович также потребовала пересмотреть наказание за клевету в России, «которое идет в разрез с общепринятыми нормами в регионе ОБСЕ».В результате этим же вечером парламентарии приняли в первом чтении поправки, предложение партией власти «Единой Россией» и предусматривающие новые наказания за клевету (см. http://www.duma.gov.ru/news/273/180195/). Однако наказания за преступления для прессы были предложены Государственной Думой еще в ноябре 2011 года. Согласно тексту нового закона (проект закона № 106999-6), который будет еще обсуждаться во втором и третьем чтениях, клевета теперь подлежит наказанию до 5 лет лишения свободы или штрафом в 500 000 рублей (12 500 евро). Международная правозащитная организация Репортеры без границ призывает подписать петицию со стороны коллектива независимых российских журналистов, требующую отменить принятие данного проекта закона (принять участие в подписании петиции возможно здесь). Эти два законопроекта появились как когда Кремль стремится прибегать к помощи Государственной Думы, где доминирует партия власти, чтобы протолкнуть законы, которые могут быть использованы против российской оппозиции.«Репортеры без границ» заявляют: «Мы настоятельно требуем отклонить во втором чтении этот драконовский законопроект. В то время как весь мир прогрессивно уменьшает наказание за клевету, подобный шаг назад в России является как нельзя символичным. Принятый вместе с серией сайтов для «черного списка», созданием астрономических штрафов за незаконные демонстрации и жестоких рамок для Некоммерческих Организаций, получающих финансирование из-за рубежа, данный текст законопроекта усиливает впечатление нового витка репрессий российских властей».Россия является страной «под наблюдением» согласно последнему отчету «Враги Интернета», опубликованном в марте 2012 года «Репортерами без границ». Государство находится на 142-ом месте из 179 стран в последней версии Индекса свободы прессы, созданной также Репортерами без границ. Tекcт по-русски в PDF и нижеThe lower house of the Russian parliament, the Duma, yesterday approved a bill on third reading that will allow the authorities to compile a website blacklist, fuelling concern about Internet filtering and censorship. The bill will have to be passed by the upper house and ratified by President Vladimir Putin before it takes effect.The bill (Draft Law No. 89417-6), which amends the Law on Information, is intended to protect children from content regarded as particularly “harmful.” Websites “containing pornography or extremist ideas, or promoting suicide or use of drugs” could be placed directly on the blacklist without referring to a court. In other cases, a court’s approval would have to be obtained first.According to Global Voices, once a website appeared on the list, the site’s hosting-provider would have 24 hours to notify the site-owner, who must then delete the offending data. If the owner fails to act, the hosting-provider is required to shut down or delete the site itself. In the event that the hosting-provider fails or refuses to act, it joins the registry and then web-providers must cut off access to that entire hosting-provider. Anyone included on the blacklist then has three months to appeal the decision in court.The bill imposes a “collective punishment” on Internet users since it could render law-abiding websites and legitimate websites inaccessible.“We are alarmed by this bill’s ambiguities as the Russian’s government record on news and information control makes us fear the worst,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We suspect that the implementation of this blacklist will open the way to abusive filtering and blocking of online content, with the aim of censoring the Russian opposition and government critics.”Wikipedia’s Russian-language site (ru.wikipedia.org) suspended operations on 10 July in protest. Its home page showed a bar across Wikipedia logo and the words: “Imagine a world without free knowledge.” This protest against a bill that could lead to “extrajudicial Internet censorship” was taken up by the Yandex search engine, which placed a bar across the word “Everything” in its slogan “Everything will be found.”The bill is vague about the specially created federal body that would select the targeted sites. Point 4 of article 5 of the bill also fails to give a precise definition of “harmful” content or sufficiently precise reasons for adding a site to the blacklist. Over-blocking is likely. Any generalized filtering system must be opposed. In a May 2011 report, United Nations special rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression Frank La Rue said the flow of information via the Internet should be restricted only “in few, exceptional, and limited circumstances prescribed by international human rights law.”La Rue’s report added that: “Holding intermediaries liable for the content disseminated or created by their users severely undermines the enjoyment of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, because it leads to self-protective and over-broad private censorship, often without transparency and the due process of the law.”The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s media freedom representative, Dunja Mijatovic, reacted to the vote by urging the authorities to “suspend the bill and put it out for public discussion with the participation of experts on the issue.” She has also criticized the recriminalization of defamation in Russia, which, she said, “runs against the overall trend in the OSCE region to decriminalize speech offences.” This was in response to the Duma’s passage of a separate bill on first reading yesterday evening that would reverse last November’s decriminalization of media offences by the Duma. Proposed by the ruling United Russia party, Draft Law No. 106999-6, which still has to be approved on second and third reading, would again make defamation punishable by sentences of up to five years in prison or a fine of 500,000 roubles (12,500 euros). A coalition of independent Russian journalists has launched an online petition for the withdrawal of this bill. It is available here in Russian. Reporters Without Borders urges Russian speakers to sign it.These two bills have come at a time when the Kremlin seems to be turning increasingly to the Duma, which is dominated by the ruling party, to give it the tools to crackdown on various kinds of opposition.“We urge the Duma’s members to reject this draconian bill on second reading,” Reporters Without Borders said. “With the entire world gradually decriminalizing defamation, it would send a terrible signal if Russia moved in the opposite direction. Combined with website blacklists, sky-high fines for illegal demonstrations, and grotesque regulations for NGOs that get foreign funding, this new bill’s sudden passage suggests a headlong rush towards much more repression.”Russia is one of the countries that have been placed “under surveillance” in the latest Reporters Without Borders report on “Enemies of the Internet,” issued last March. It is ranked 142nd out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Follow the Duma debates (live)Watch a video showing journalists’ demonstration in front of the Duma today (Source : Novaya Gazeta) June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further May 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation News News May 5, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders to host WikiLeaks mirror site

first_img RSF_en December 21, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters Without Borders to host WikiLeaks mirror site Organisation Reporters Without Borders will begin tomorrow to host a mirror website for the US diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks. Its address will be wikileaks.rsf.org.“This is a gesture of support for WikiLeaks’ right to publish information without being obstructed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We defend the free flow of information on the Internet and the protection of sources, without which investigative journalism cannot exist.”By publishing the US diplomatic cables, WikiLeaks made a large amount of hitherto unpublished material available to five leading international newspapers and the general public. The harassment and attempts to close WikiLeaks represent an attack on the “democracy watchdog” role to which article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights refers. The European Court of Human Rights has on several occasions stressed that this role entails the protection of sources and the absence of government measures designed to silence these sources.As is often the case with investigative journalism, laws were broken to obtain the documents that were passed to WikiLeaks, and which WikiLeaks has made available to leading news media. In theory, this means that WikiLeaks, and the media that have been cooperating with it, could be regarded as accomplices. But Reporters Without Borders points out that the European Court on Human Rights has ruled that the notion of “complicity” does not apply when it can it be said – as it can in this case – that the release of such documents serves the general interest and the public right’s to be informed.Reporters Without Borders is hosting a WikiLeaks mirror site in the name of the free flow of news and information. We are doing this solely as part of the partnership that WikiLeaks has established with news media. This partnership will be constantly reassessed in the light of WikiLeaks’ activities and the content it offers in the future. center_img News Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

The Importance of Robots, VR and IoT to Channel Partners in 2018

first_imgLast month we celebrated one year of the new and improved Dell EMC channel partner program. And what a year it was! We learned a lot during this time and I’m pleased to say we have listened to the feedback from our channel partners and customers and actioned it.We’ve kicked off 2018 on a high by announcing improvements that will continue to increase the benefits for our valued partners. With a new rebate structure and a competitive MDF strategy, we have shown our intention to always to reflect on our offering and continue to make the program simple, predictable and profitable for our partners. Locally, we hosted our first Partner Advisory Board of the year; it’s a great event where we drive truly meaningful conversations that allow us to continually invest and improve the program. But these ongoing changes are just one part of the strategy that helps our partners remain successful.At the end of 2017, Dell Technologies predicted 2018 to be the year that human-machine relationships reach new levels. So, what does this mean for our channel partners? Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will dominate the conversation. Just this week, an Australian school revealed it was using a robot to teach alongside a teacher. The AI capabilities of the robot provide a two-way experience that goes above and beyond a child using a mobile device. The potential for AI to disrupt all industries is here and we are about to jump in head first. It’s important to ensure that your business is not only aware of what can be achieved using the technology but also have the technical understanding of the infrastructure changes needed to create a modern data centre.Advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing are progressing faster than we anticipated. This extra processing and analytical power is already changing the way we live with more connected homes and cars, and greater consumer expectations in almost every industry.One of my favourite customer stories of last year is about Tassel and our partner Intuit Technologies. Using IoT to farm more data on how their salmon pens were performing seemed like a straightforward solution. By predicting multiple variables, the team was able to produce better outcomes for the business. But to run the IoT, Tassel needed to upgrade its IT systems, which is where Dell EMC came into the mix. We provided the hyper-converged infrastructure required to store, manage and automate all the extra data the IoT element was producing, allowing for a real-time decision-making process. This journey had two parts to success and we encourage our partners to become experts in both.As we continue to see these incredible use-cases and explore new ways of working with technology, our partners need to remain ahead of the curve. Immerse yourself in the possibilities that can be achieved so, when the time comes, you can help to bring these incredible use-cases to life.With Dell Technologies World and our annual Global Partner Summit taking place next month in Las Vegas, we encourage all our partners, resellers and customers to join us. In an action-packed agenda, we’ll explore the latest technology trends with our experts, hold workshops and training on our full product portfolio, and share great stories from our customers. It promises to be an inspiring week with lots of insightful discussions. What are you waiting for? Find out more information and register for the event here.last_img read more

Weekly Update: Continuing Budget Negotiations, Recognizing Job Creation, Joining Governors to Protect Health Care, Applauding Education to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Supporting Bipartisan Inspector General Bill

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf July 14, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Excited to announce that @clarionu will offer an Opioid Treatment Specialist certificate — a great step in helping to combat this crisis. pic.twitter.com/aaiqRPYGyo— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) July 12, 2017 Weekly Update: Continuing Budget Negotiations, Recognizing Job Creation, Joining Governors to Protect Health Care, Applauding Education to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Supporting Bipartisan Inspector General Bill The Blog,  Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf announced that he would allow the bipartisan supported budget appropriations bill to become law without his signature. The governor encouraged the General Assembly to continue working with his administration to find sustainable revenue to fund the budget.This week, CNBC recognized Pennsylvania for improvements in business development and education. Creating and encouraging job growth in the Commonwealth is a top priority for Governor Wolf. On Wednesday, he announced new manufacturing jobs coming to Luzerne County through a new location for Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc. On Thursday, the governor announced new jobs coming to the City of Erie with the expansion of Logistics Plus, Inc.On Thursday, a revised version of the Senate Republican health care bill was released. Governor Wolf released a statement on his disappointment that Senate Republicans have ignored a group of bipartisan governors who had expressed their concern over coverage cuts that are included in the proposed health care bill.Continuing the fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic is a priority for Governor Wolf and his administration. The governor joined officials from Clarion University on Tuesday to announce the university’s new Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate program. Governor Wolf expressed that education is a powerful force in the fight against the epidemic and hoped that many would take advantage of the new educational program.In the spirit of bipartisan compromise, Governor Wolf announced on Tuesday that he would sign Senate Bill 527. The bill codifies the Office of Inspector General and sets forth the duties of the office. The governor thanked Democratic and Republican members of the legislature for coming together to amend the bill to ensure that the Office of Inspector General serves the Commonwealth with efficiency and accountability.Governor Wolf’s Week, July 9 – July 15, 2017Monday, 7/10/17Governor Wolf Will Let Budget Become LawTuesday, 7/11/17Governor Wolf Will Sign Compromise Office of State Inspector General BillWednesday, 7/12/17Governor Wolf Announces 50 New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Luzerne County Through New Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc. LocationGovernor Wolf, Clarion University Announces Opioid Treatment Specialist CertificatePennsylvania Recognized for Business Ranking Improvement after Advances in Business Development and EducationThursday, 7/13/17Wolf Administration Announces More Pennsylvanians Using Online Voter Registration Than Paper FormsGovernor Wolf Announces Logistics Plus, Inc. to Expand and Create 44 New Jobs in the City of ErieGovernor Wolf: Washington Republicans Continue to Ignore Bipartisan GovernorsFriday, 7/14/17Governor Wolf Statement on Death of Trooper Michael StewartGovernor Tom Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Michael P. StewartGovernor Announces Secretary Kathy Manderino Leaving Department of Labor and Industry to Join Pennsylvania Gaming Control BoardHighlights from The BlogOne Woman’s Fight With the Opioid Epidemic Shows Life-Saving Impact of MedicaidHighlights from TwitterFor so many like Charlene, treatment is a matter of life and death. Yet the GOP health plans would limit treatment options. Unconscionable. pic.twitter.com/9flQv0C3DU— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) July 12, 2017last_img read more

Dutch schemes ‘falling short’ on implementing diversity

first_imgScheltema said pension funds should be more persistent in recruiting female trustees, and urged women to consider taking up a board seat “as pension funds are very interesting from a governance point of view and offer many part-time jobs”.She stressed that not all board members had to be financial experts, and that other competences, such as communication, administration, and financial housekeeping, were also needed.The monitoring committee also highlighted problems with communication in several areas. A quarter of the pension funds it surveyed hadn’t accounted for how far they had come in reaching goals mentioned in their vision, strategy, and mission.Scheltema said pension funds had communicated “fairly” about the possibility of rights discounts, but said that there was room for improvement. She cited her own uniform pension statement as “not being the best example of clarity yet”.In the interview, the chair of the monitoring committee also noted that 40% of the pension funds hadn’t contributed to the survey.“Some of them had a sound explanation, pointing out for example that they were busy with a merger, but others haven’t provided clarity about why they hadn’t co-operated,” the FD quoted her as saying.Scheltema acknowledged that pension funds were already facing an enormous administrative burden, but stressed that the committee had only made inquiries about a “limited number” of the 83 norms of the code.The code for pension fund governance was introduced in 2014, and received legal backing in the same year. Dutch pension funds are still falling short in implementing diversity requirements contained in the Netherlands’ code for pension fund governance.The monitoring committee responsible for the code concluded that there was room for improvement regarding the representation of women and younger participants on pension fund boards.It found that no more than 55% of the 150 surveyed schemes had appointed a female trustee, while just 33% had a board member aged under 40.In an interview in Dutch financial news daily Het Financieele Dagblad (FD), Margot Scheltema, the committee’s chair, emphasised that the introduction of diversity onto pension funds’ boards was happening “far too slowly”.last_img read more

Alecta poaches Skandia CIO for new real assets chief role

first_imgThe appointment of Brändström is part of an organisational change at the Stockholm-based pension fund, involving the creation of a Real Assets department, which will be sub-divided into International Real Assets and Real Estate Sweden.Lena Boberg has now been appointed as Alecta’s new head of Swedish real estate, and is coming to the company from her most recent job of chief executive officer at ICA Fastigheter.Meanwhile, Frans Heijbel will continue to lead International Real Assets.Boberg has been CEO of Västerås-based property firm ICA Fastigheter since 2011, having joined the firm in 2007. Her previous jobs include that of chief financial officer of Skandrenting AB, and one of her current roles is supervisory board member of Ancore Fastigheter, which is jointly owned by ICA and Alecta.Alecta told IPE that the pension fund’s real assets allocation – the vast majority of which is in real estate – had been growing over the last few years to around 10% in 2019 from about 7% in 2016.This development was the main reason for creating the new role of real assets chief, the spokesman said. Sweden’s biggest pension fund Alecta has lured Skandia Investment Management’s chief investment officer to switch sides and head up its rapidly-growing real assets operation, amid indications from the fund that the expansion of its property and infrastructure allocation has much further to go.Axel Brändström is set to join Alecta this month in the newly-created role of head of real assets, having worked at rival Skandia for almost 15 years, according to a spokesman for Alecta.The news follows the departure of Fredrik Palm, Alecta’s former head of real estate, on 25 September last year, and his temporary replacement by Danor Ghersinich, who had previously been responsible for the fund’s directly owned properties.Palm, who headed up the the SEK928bn (€88bn) pension fund’s real estate operation since 2013, left to start his own business.last_img read more

Gardai investigate overnight housefire in Inishowen

first_imgGardai are investigating the cause of a housefire in Inishwowen overnight.The blaze broke out at a home at Magherabeg, Tooban and caused extensive damage.Nobody was hurt in the blaze. Garda forensic experts are at the scene of the fire this morning in a bid to determine the cause of the blaze.Gardai investigate overnight housefire in Inishowen was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:InishowenMagherabegToobanlast_img read more

Chelsea assess Ba ankle injury

first_imgDemba Ba will have an ankle injury assessed by Chelsea’s medical staff on Monday.The Blues striker came off at half-time during the 2-1 victory over Sunderland and was replaced by Fernando Torres.It is not yet clear how significant the injury is, but Chelsea expect to know more in the next 24 hours.They can ill afford to be without the former Newcastle man given their packed fixtures list.Their hectic schedule continues with Thursday’s match away to Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.Ba is ineligible for the game as he has played for Newcastle in this season’s tournament.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

CloudCamp for Haiti: How the Cloud Can Help Aid Efforts

first_imgalex williams 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair CloudCamp for Haiti! Organizers are conducting a virtual unconference next week and using it as fundraiser to raise money for the people of Haiti, victims of one of the worst natural disasters in modern history.In an interesting twist, the organizers will use the online event to focus on how the cloud can be used in real-life recovery projects like the aid efforts going on in Haiti. The cost to attend is $25. All donations will go toward relief efforts.The online event is next Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT), and runs until 2 p.m. with a half-hour wrap up following the sessions.Want to help this good cause and join the conversation about cloud computing and relief efforts? Sponsorships go for as little as $50.CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of cloud computing technologies exchange ideas. Discussions are open. The goal is to advance cloud computing. The event is for beginners and experts alike. End users, IT professionals and vendors are encouraged to attend. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Clutch Fonacier shoots NLEX past San Miguel

first_imgYap, Rain or Shine finally beat Star “Larry is vintage from eight years ago. He’s playing well for us, not only the leadership but also the scoring,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.Fonacier unleashed eight of his 16 points in the fourth period as he went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, on top of four rebounds and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAaron Fuller led NLEX with 26 markers, 22 boards, two steals, and two blocks, while JR Quiñahan got 17 points, 10 rebounds, and one assist — that being the tip that led to Fonacier’s backbreaking three-pointer.“It’s so hard to believe that we beat San Miguel in a tight game. We are developing some maturity and composure in the end game and it’s a good sign for us,” he said. “The more important thing is we got our sixth win which, in our calculation, makes us clinch a spot the quarterfinals.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Larry Fonacier. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLarry Fonacier drilled the two clutch 3-pointers in the last two minutes to help NLEX escape Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, 103-100, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The veteran marksman drained the go-ahead triple with 1:46 to play and followed it up with another three from the top of the key to put the Road Warriors up, 101-97, with 23.9 left.ADVERTISEMENT NLEX 103 – Fuller 26, Quiñahan 17, Fonacier 16, Mallari 10, Tiongson 8, Alas 7, Soyud 7, Baguio 5, J. Villanueva 3, Lastimosa 2, Al-Hussaini 2, Taulava 0.SAN MIGUEL 100 – McKines 28, Lassiter 19, Santos 19, Cabagnot 19, Fajardo 6, Ross 4, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Espinas 2, Heruela 1, Tubid 0.Quarters: 25-24, 48-39, 68-70, 103-100. Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Facing a four-point lead in the final minute, Alex Cabagnot didn’t want the game to slip away from San Miguel, banging a corner three in the last five seconds of the game.The window remained open for the Beermen after Alex Mallari muffed his freebies, but Fonacier and Fuller stifled Cabagnot’s last-second jumper to preserve the victory.Wendell McKines topped San Miguel with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists, while Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, and Arwind Santos all had 19 markers apiece in the loss.NLEX broke the game open early, 25-10, but San Miguel kept coming back before the Road Warriors finally took the driver’s seat late in the third quarter, 70-68, setting up the nip-and-tuck battle to the finish.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next View commentslast_img read more