Some of the journalists in yesterday’s training session.ActionAid-Liberia in collaboration with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) with support from the European Union (EU) on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 began a three-day intensive training for 20 journalists in Monrovia.The training is to strengthen the capacity of 10 media institutions, which include radio, print, and online news outlets to document and report on SGBV cases, harmful traditional practices and others sensitive issues around women’s rights at national and sub-national levels.It brought together Journalists from Montserrado, Margibi and Gbarpolu counties under the theme, “Enhanced Protection from Sexual and Gender-based Violence for Women, Girls and Sexual Minorities in Liberia.”The project also aims at having improved coordination amongst media organizations to promote quality reporting on SGBV cases and dissemination of sexual reproductive health reporting, and anti-SGBV messages.ActionAid Head of Programs and Policy, Patience Lanford, said the training intends to help media practitioners to report on SGBV cases and harmful traditional practices.“The media plays a very crucial role at local and international levels that is why this training is being done to hold actors and stakeholders to account when it comes to women issues,” Lanford said.Lanford said educating the media to report on SGBV and harmful traditional practices is important, because they better relate to members of the public, and help them understand that women rights must be respected.ActionAid Program Coordinator, Jestina Kanneh, said the program will cover 52,176 women, girls and sexual minorities in eight communities across the three of the 15 counties over a period of three years.She said the project seeks to build civil society’s capacity for rights-based development, and to enhance the promotion from sexual violence and other forms of SGBV, including rape, domestic violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation for women and girls across the country.Madam Kanneh said the project is expected to target women; girls and key population increased confidence to report on challenge sexual violence and other forms of SGBV within communities, while gaining improved economic independent and to the efficiency of community justice mechanisms have improved.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya doesn’t regret anything after the Golden Stags’ disappointing 78-73 loss to Lyceum in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.“That was everything that we could’ve given, and that was the gameplan,” said Macaraya in Filipino. “We let them shoot from outside but they made those shots.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I really can’t say anything bad against my team because they played good defense.”San Sebastian’s scheme worked for the most part as the Pirates attempted just 14 shots at the basket with seven going in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLyceum’s offense came mostly from jumpers with the Pirates converting 19 of their 45 attempts, but the final jump shot was the one that took out the Golden Stags.Jesper Ayaay caught a pass from Reymar Caduyac and hit a gut-wrenching triple from the left corner with 26 seconds left that gave Lyceum a 77-70 lead. Munsayac unsure of severity of ankle sprain MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Despite the loss, Macaraya was still proud of his team’s effort and for sticking to the gameplan he prepared against the Pirates.“I’m very proud of my team because they didn’t give up, they fought until the very end,” said Macaraya whose team slipped to a 1-2 record.
Tottenham defender Danny Rose insists it’s no coincidence that manager Mauricio Pochettino is frequently linked with taking charge of Real Madrid and Manchester UnitedUpon his appointment in 2014, Pochettino has converted Spurs into one of the Premier League’s best teams after three successive top-four finishes.Despite not spending anything in the last transfer window, Spurs have continued their strong form this season and sit just six points adrift of leaders Liverpool in the league table in third-place.The Lilywhites also booked their spot in the Champions League knockout stages this week by edging out Inter Milan for second-place in Group B due to a superior head to head record.Therefore, Rose believes that Pochettino deserves to be linked with such high-profile managerial positions like Real and United.“It’s no coincidence that every day you read Real Madrid want him or United want him,” said Rose, according to The Guardian.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s exactly what he deserves. What he has done here in the last four or five years has been amazing.“He has transformed how others think of us outside the club and he has transformed how we think of ourselves and how we approach big games.“The belief he gives everybody is just amazing. For example, Kyle Walker-Peters made a mistake in Barcelona but it will not affect what the manager thinks of him.“He will stick with Kyle no matter what. That’s the sort of man he is: once you win his trust it will take an awful lot to break that. He has been amazing for myself and this club, and we hope he is here for a very long time.”Spurs will host Burnley at Wembley on Saturday in the Premier League.
Now playing: Watch this: 31 Photos Tech Industry Take a ride with Google at CES 4:29 1 Join us on Google’s small world-style theme park ride… Google set up an Assistant-themed ride at CES. James Martin/CNET Google brought its own version of “It’s a Small World” to CES.The ride, which opened Tuesday at Google’s massive booth outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, is part of a big promotional blitz the search giant is making around the Assistant, the company’s digital helper software, like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri.So yeah, a ride about software. To Google’s credit, the company is self-aware about the absurdity. Before riders get into their seats, a voice over the PA system welcomes them to an experience that’s “part ride, part marketing stunt, let’s be honest with ourselves.”Here’s how the whole thing plays out. Riders wait in line where they meet Grandma, who talks to the crowd. Then they are ushered into a room where they hear the story for the ride. You’re with Dad as he tries to rush through his errands and buy a cake for Grandma’s 91st birthday. Share your voice Tags Comment Here’s Grandma. James Martin/CNET The slow-moving ride takes you through Dad’s day: His rambunctious kids run through the house, he gets stalled in traffic, then gets caught in a downpour. Through it all, he gets help from none other than… the Google Assistant. Dad says things like “Hey Google, navigate to bakery,” and “Send Jane my ETA.”Then he goes to a French bakery where the baker only speaks French. Which is a good time to use the new Assistant interpreter mode, literally announced today. As the ride moves along, you can see the Google Assistant jumping into action on a screen on the dash of the ride cart. At the end of the ride, you get your picture taken.Traffic, amirite? James Martin/CNET The attraction punctuates Google’s elaborate showing at CES. The world’s largest tech conference is more important to the search giant than ever as it pushes devices to consumers that compete against the likes of Amazon, Apple and Samsung. Google said its presence at this year’s show is triple the size it was last year. Google declined to disclose how much it cost to produce and build the ride. Elsewhere at the conference, the company plastered the words “Hey Google” — one of the trigger phrases for the Assistant — over one of the main entrances of the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as on the city’s monorail. Google also has an army of human “Google Assistants,” dressed like a cross between painters and snowboarders in all white, roaming the show floor. At the show, Google made a slew of announcements, including a new smart clock manufactured by Lenovo and a new platform that aims to make it easier for device makers to add the Assistant to their gadgets. CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. CES 2019 Google Assistant Google Alphabet Inc.
Post a comment 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Netflix Netflix mind-bender Altered Carbon gets Marvel actors for season 2 Take a five-hour bubble bath with Big Mouth’s Hormone Monstress Jessica Jones season 3 on Netflix: Everything we know so far TV and Movies The OA Part II returns with Brit Marling’s character teaming up with PI Karim Washington (Kingsley Ben-Adir) to solve an alternate universe mystery. Netflix When we first meet the wounded heroine Prairie (Brit Marling) in season one of Netflix’s sci-fi series The OA, we see what happens when a mad scientist named Hap (Jason Isaacs) kidnaps people and use them for dangerous experiments to test the boundaries of life and death.By the end of the first season, we’re left wondering if Prairie (who renames herself OA — which stands for Original Angel) and her fellow captors ever really figured out how to transport themselves to other dimensions.Or if it was all a fictional adventure she made up to cope with being tortured for seven years. 50 Photos Tags Share your voice “We think of Part II as very much a noir,” The OA co-creator Zal Batmanglij told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday. “We wanted to come in through the character of a cynical detective. That’s why we thought, ‘What better place than San Francisco and the tech world to set a noir today?'”The returning cast includes Jason Isaacs, Emory Cohen and the late actor Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead), who played Prairie’s adoptive father in season 1. Wilson filmed his role for The OA Part II before dying from leukemia last October.The OA Part II premieres on Netflix on March 22. Now with The OA Part II, we see Prairie/OA again but as an alternate-universe version of herself as a wealthy Russian heiress who lives in San Francisco. This version of her was never kidnapped or experimented on.In the new trailer for The OA Part II posted on Wednesday, we see OA team up with PI Karim Washington (Kingsley Ben-Adir), who is looking for a missing teen named Michelle Vu. OA and Washington find themselves drawn to a house in San Francisco’s wealthy Nob Hill neighborhood that’s connected to the disappearance of several other teenagers. 0 More Netflix shows
This story appears in the July 2012 issue of . Subscribe » The iPad is quickly replacing the cash register in many small businesses–and why not? When paired with a card reader, the affordable tablet provides storefronts with real-time tweeting and tagging capabilities and a seamless way to connect multiple registers and locations through the cloud. Outfitted with the technology below, entrepreneurs can finally say goodbye to those ancient, bulky and pricey POS systems.Uzibull Flex for iPadPhoto courtesy of Uzibull1. All strapped inUzibull Flex for iPad ($60) Best suited for heavy-duty restaurant or warehouse use, the Uzibull Flex has a thick, silicon skin that protects iPads from bumps and drops, plus shoulder and hand straps for easy carrying. Thick air pockets absorb heavy impact but also recess the dock connector and headphone jack deep into the case, so card readers won’t fit while the protective cover is on.Intuit GoPaymentPhoto courtesy of Intuit2. Swipe and saveIntuit GoPayment(Prices vary per plan)This dongle (and app) can be used on iOS or Android smartphones and tablets; it also syncs with QuickBooks accounting software. Funds are generally available within three days, with no transaction fees, and up to 50 employees can link to a single account, making it ideal for small businesses.Griffin KioskPhoto courtesy of Griffin3. Stand and deliverGriffin Kiosk ($199 to $299)Perfect for reception areas, this mount secures and protects the iPad for customer use. It comes in a desk/wall version, which elevates the tablet 12 inches off a counter, and a 4-foot-tall floor model. Steel tubing conceals a 3-meter, 30-pin-to-USB cable that powers and connects the iOS device.iPad Enclosures Gravity FlipPhoto courtesy of iPad Enclosures4. Hinge benefitsiPad Enclosures Gravity Flip($279, as pictured)The iPad’s small size makes it an easy target for theft. Gravity Flip locks in and raises the tablet 10.25 inches off the tabletop, keeping the device secure while easing eye strain. Made to order in many configurations, the Flip earns its name from a hinge that flips the tablet from cashier to customer so shoppers can sign for their credit card payments.Which mobile payment app is right for you?Best for the cash-starved: Square typically makes funds available the next business day.Best for accounting geeks: Payments on the Intuit system integrate seamlessly with QuickBooks. There is no monthly fee for the pay-per-transaction plan; high-volume users may opt for the $12.95 per month plan to get lower swipe and keyed rates.Best for social media mavens: SalesVu integrates with Facebook, which allows businesses to promote their deals online as well as process sales remotely. Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now August 7, 2012 3 min read
Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 5 min read How can you succeed as an independent app developer when there is already more than a million apps in the Apple and Google Play App stores? Having interviewed more than 300 app entrepreneurs, I’ve rounded up the best tips from some of the most successful indie app developers to help you find success in today’s ever-changing mobile app space.1. Study the bad apps.Klicktock’s Matt Hall, the developer behind Crossy Road, suggests that you study not just the successful apps, but the horrible ones, too. Ask yourself what the app did wrong and make sure you don’t duplicate that same mistake.Many people only study the top of the charts. Studying the bottom of the charts, however, will help you realize what not to do.Related: A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App2. Increase output, decrease time.Focus on creating simple apps that can be published in roughly six to eight weeks. This allows you to test many different ideas and create a portfolio of apps, which in turn will increase your likelihood of success.3. Design is everything.Philipp Stollenmayer, from kamibox, had two of his games featured by Apple in consecutive weeks and says, “design is everything.” Clean, flat, iOS 8 design with a good app name and a superbly designed icon increases the likelihood that Apple will feature you.4. Build something you are passionate about.Build something that you want to solve with such immense conviction that the energy that you put into it will shine through and kick start the early traction and positive reviews.It’s important to treat yourself as the most important user of the app. This internal driver should compel you to create something amazing. Remember, some of the top developers would still be creating apps even if they didn’t get paid.5. Invalidate your idea.As contradictory as it sounds, be passionate but don’t fall blindly in love with your idea. Research the competition and do a thorough analysis of the market to make sure it’s something worth building.Don’t focus exclusively on research that supports your idea. Look for reasons why the app is a bad idea.Related: 5 Development Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Mobile App6. Create something simple.It’s important to get ease of use just right and have the app do things that will simply delight users. Your goal is an app you can hand to someone who has no clue what the software does but within seconds they figure out how it works.7. Be persistent.The most notable successes took at least ten years — they weren’t overnight achievements. Be passionate about what you are making. Stay persistent and continually learn with each new version update and each new app published.8. Don’t seek investment.Dan Counsell, founder of Realmac Software, suggests that indie developers should not seek investors but instead “build it in their spare time, be independent and most of all build something useful.”9. Find a technical partner.It’s all about having a small core team that is literally in the same room with you. Having a technical co-founder allows you to bootstrap a minimum viable product to the market with someone who is invested in the idea. People with great ideas don’t always have deep pockets.10. It’s not too late.Focus on solving a problem, designing the solution well and somehow making someone’s day more enjoyable or easier. It’s not too late to find success in the app stores.Related: 5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App11. Do one thing well.Focus on doing one thing really, really well. Make sure that one thing is substantial and meaningful to a lot of people. Don’t try to be everything to everyone. Don’t try to solve a problem that doesn’t exist for real people. The best apps solve everyday problems for people.12. Don’t overlook distribution.Distribution is a big challenge for any app. You can build a phenomenal product, but still have difficulty getting it to users. Figure out where your users are and get in front of them.13. Be clear about your goals.Carter Thomas of Blue Cloud Solutions, suggests that you “sit down for a day or two and be honest about why you are getting into the mobile space.”Whether you want to develop an app that changes the world or create a portfolio of apps that allows you to leave your corporate job, having a clear goal in mind will help you find the right direction to take in the app store.14. Just start.Dhanush Balachandran, founder of Sortly, suggests that if you’ve been thinking about building apps to “just do it.”Don’t overthink the initial process. The experience of building your first app and getting it in the app stores is by far the most important thing. The process of submitting an app and getting approved is complicated, so start with something simple and get that experience under your belt.15. Believe in your idea.There’s not a lot of difference between a really good idea and a really bad one. If it’s a great idea, but no one has thought of it, people might think it’s a little off at first. Do your homework on the idea, take a long look in the mirror and think about what you are really willing to invest in this idea. Then, jump in with both feet and assume success.Related: How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. June 24, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min read August 4, 2016 Facebook is consolidating some of its hardware research, currently performed around the world, into a single 22,000-square-foot lab in Palo Alto, Calif.Named Area 404 in a nod to hardware engineers who were searching for a space to collaborate with their worldwide colleagues but couldn’t find one, it will handle the majority of Facebook’s modeling, prototyping and failure analysis.Area 404 is the latest indicator that Facebook is set on a path that will take it far from its roots as a social media platform. The new space offers tools familiar to those who have worked in other fabrication facilities, like milling machines, lathes, fabric cutters and microscopes.Some of those conventional tools will be dedicated to implementing Facebook’s rather unconventional plans to bring Internet access to currently unconnected communities worldwide. Some of the development and testing for the company’s OpenCellular access points will move to Area 404, as will research to support Aquila, Facebook’s giant Internet-beaming drone.Area 404 is focused mostly on building computing hardware, some of which is designed to support software that will ultimately show up in the company’s apps. That includes developing modular sleds and shelving for the servers that power Big Sur, Facebook’s artificial intelligence research.The facility will also host teams developing new virtual reality hardware and technology, including the Surround 360 camera rig and prototypes of future Oculus VR headsets.Beyond its lathes and milling machines, Area 404 will act as a kind of nerve center for Facebook’s aspirations. By consolidating research in one place, the company that started in a Harvard dorm room is flexing its design muscle, and showing it isn’t afraid to consolidate research in its core products with out-of-left-field initiatives. This story originally appeared on PCMag Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »
JAPAN — Sometimes, a little TLC goes a long way.Japan is schooling the rest of the world on how to properly handle luggage at airports. In a video that’s making the rounds on social media, a female airport employee is seen wiping down suitcases with a white cloth as they come through on the baggage carousel.Talk about service!It’s not clear which airport the video was taken at, but signs written in Japanese indicate that it’s somewhere in Japan.The care that this woman takes to clean suitcases is in stark contrast to how Luton baggage handlers were offloading luggage just last month. In a video taken by a passenger, the Luton employees were seen kicking and carelessly tossing suitcases onto a transport vehicle. Posted by Tags: Airports, Japan, LOL, Video Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Travelweek Group You won’t believe how Japan treats your luggage at airports Share << Previous PostNext Post >>