Currently living his career dream, My Dream hit maker Nesbeth continues to see his stocks soaring, with his song selected as the current theme song for the upcoming Jamaica vs Costa Rica World Cup qualifier. The Reggae Boyz vs Costa Rica CONCACAF World Cup qualifier will get under way on Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m. inside the National Stadium It will be the third match in the semi-final round of qualifiers for the Jamaicans and the first of back-to-back matches against the South Americans. With the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) looking for maximum attendance at the National Stadium, Nesbeth’s highly revered hit single has been chosen to rally crowd support. “For this game, we are pretty happy that the rising popular artiste Nesbeth is partnering with the federation, with his latest song My Dream, which represents the nation’s dream,” said Janice Rose-Brown, director of operations, PR and events, Jamaica Football Federation, at an InStat software technology media briefing held at the JFF secretariat. “We all know that the theme for the World Cup campaign is, ‘Russia wi seh’, and in that light we know that it is the goal and the dream of the entire nation. Therefore, we are very, very pleased that for this game, because although the overall theme for the campaign is ‘Russia wi seh’, for each particular game, we have specific objectives reflected in whatever themes we choose,” she continued.
There’s a telling scene in “American Gangster” in which a New York undercover cop turns in $1million found in the trunk of a numbers-runner’s car. In the film, the honest cop would have gotten a warmer reception from his fellow vice had he been a convicted pedophile. He had obliterated the encased-in-stone, unwritten rule among dirty cops that it’s OK to scam, steal or outright snatch dirty money from crooks, and other cops won’t squeal. As it turned out, this was mostly screen stuff. It was later revealed that the cop who refused to grab the filthy cash turned out to be the norm, not the exception among his undercover peers. Most New York cops played it straight as an arrow when it came to dealing with dirty money. They did it without having to publicly tell how they spent every cent they made. I’m not sure if any of the five Los Angeles Police Commission members checked out this film, but they are plowing ahead to adopt a very tentative and even shakier plan that requires LAPD gang and narcotics officers to disclose every nit and jot of their personal finances. The rationale is twofold. Full disclosure is supposedly the final part of the tormenting ordeal to get the LAPD out from under the federal consent decree, and full disclosure apparently is the only thing that supposedly will satisfy the federal judge who’s overseeing implementation of the decree. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonFederal judge or no, in this case the full-disclosure rule is a classic example of a well-intentioned police reform that will do far more harm than good. No other big-city police department imposes this heavy-handed requirement on its officers. That includes the cities that have been under consent decrees like L.A.’s, and eventually got them lifted. There is absolutely no fail-safe guarantee that the public disclosure of an officer’s bank accounts, mortgage payments and tax returns can be protected from the prying eyes of anyone who seeks access to their financial transactions. Nor is there reason to think it would uncover and weed out dirty cops. The cops who took bribes, payoffs and snatched the cash of dealers and bookies in New York didn’t sprint to their bank and dutifully fill out a deposit slip and deposit their dirty cash in their equally very easily subpoenaed bank account. The best example that the commission’s overly broad full-disclosure rule would do nothing to nail bad cops is the case of Rafael Perez, the LAPD poster boy for dirt and abuse in the department’s undercover ranks. There is no evidence that Perez took his dirty stash and became a respected investor in stocks, bonds, CDs and REITs. He’d have been crazy to do that anyway. That would have instantly set off loud bells and whistles in Internal Affairs, in the D.A.’s Office, and among federal prosecutors. The Police Protective League predictably hit the ceiling when the commission announced that it might enact the disclosure rule. The league warned that the move could trigger a mass police stampede out of the gang and narcotics units. More than 500 officers would transfer, retire or try to get on with other police departments, they claim, wrecking the morale of the officers left behind. The league’s bluster will and should go nowhere. It makes a potential bad situation even worse. This is the kind of rhetoric that’s made me a fierce critic at times of the league for its much too often reflexive blind eye to police misconduct, and its loud defense of officers who commit abusive acts. But on the full disclosure rule, the league is certainly right to wage a political fight against it. The loss of dozens, let alone hundreds, of good officers who have played a big role in the plummeting of crime in Los Angeles to the lowest level in the past decade would be a disaster. Graft and corruption are anathema to police departments that rely on their reputation for integrity and honesty. That means zero tolerance toward corruption. The way to ensure that is the same way the department combats police misconduct – through rigorous screening of new officer candidates, tough performance evaluations, tight supervision and management, and strict and prompt discipline for officers who break the department rules and the law. The rules and the law in this case are crystal clear. Graft is a crime that must be vigorously punished. In fact, police officers who are tempted to tap the illicit till should be even more vigorously punished. After all, they’ve taken a public oath to serve. A full financial-disclosure law that, in effect, discloses nothing won’t make any officer who forgets that oath any less amnesiac. The Police Commission should think hard about what a full disclosure rule will but mostly won’t do. Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst and a frequent contributor to the Daily News.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Arcata >> Humboldt State athletic director Duncan Robins announced that longtime assistant coach Sarah Ingram has been named the head coach of the Lumberjack track and field and cross-country programs on Wednesday.“Sarah is a talented, motivated coach who is committed to HSU and her student-athletes,” said Robins. “We are excited to have Sarah, a homegrown talent, leading our track & field and cross country programs.”Ingram is entering her seventh season with the HSU programs after serving as …
chris cameron A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Perhaps you have some spare time on your hands, or perhaps you just want to do good for others from the comfort of your desk chair. Either way, a great way to fulfill these needs is to participate in crowdsourcing – community driven conglomerations of small efforts by large crowds of participants. The simplest form of crowdsourcing are online wikis like the open-source encyclopedia Wikipedia, and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), but there are hundreds, if not thousands, of other great examples. Here are a few great ways to get involved in the wonder of crowdsourcing.This Innovation Series is brought to you by Lexus.Map the WorldOpenStreetMap is what would result if Wikipedia and Google Maps made a baby. The open-source, wiki-based mapping project is leveraging crowdsourcing to create highly detailed, highly accurate maps of the world. The easiest way to get involved is to locate your community on the map and start adding items like parks, businesses, streets, landmarks and other objects to the map. Adding items is as simple as editing Wikipedia articles (which is really easy, if you haven’t tried it).Do you know of a hiking trail in your area that you can’t find on OpenStreetMap? If you want to create an accurate representation of that trail, you can take a GPS device out with you on your next hike and capture the exact coordinates as you walk. Then simply hook up your GPS tracks-compatible device to your computer and upload it to OpenStreetMap.Curate the News Do you know how to find good journalism and want to share a curated list of high-quality stories with the rest of the world? NewsTrust, a growing community of over 15,000 consumers, journalists and educators provides a platform for users to rate and share news stories based on “facts, fairness, context and other core journalistic principles.” So stop yelling at your TV when you don’t agree with Glenn Beck or Keith Olbermann and help the community by curating the news.Use Social Media, Provide Rich DataOne of the best and easiest ways to participate in crowdsourcing is to simply use social media and share information on the Internet. By sharing your thoughts on Twitter, which will be come infinitely more intelligent with the launch of annotations, you can contribute to the fire hose of real-time data that researchers use every day to check the pulse of the world. Similarly, participating on services like Yelp help people crowdsource restaurant reviews. How else would I have known where to find a clam chowder bread bowl on the east side of San Francisco? The real power lies in the data beneath the surface of various forms of social media. As mentioned above, Twitter annotations will create rich metadata from the billions of messages sent each day, but other services like Flickr have loads of metadata included with each photo. Photo data can not only include information about who took the photo, when and where, but also information about the camera, the lens, the shutter speed and lots of other photography-related metadata. Using this data, mashups can and have been made that creatively integrate Flickr photos to reveal fascinating information.Start Your Own Project If these projects don’t float your crowdsourcing boat, create your own! If you want to help raise money for charity, Crowdrise is a great platform to get your efforts off the ground. Founded by actor Edward Norton, Crowdrise lets users create projects, share them on social networks, collect donations and send those donations off to charities. “Charities get the cash, the world is a better place, and everyone likes you more,” the site says.If that’s not up your alley, try checking out one of several lists of crowdsourcing projects out there to participate in. There is an excellent list containing hundreds of examples up on the shared workspace platform PBworks where you’re sure to find something to your liking. If you still want to try your hand creating your own project, check out Wikipedia’s lists of recent projects for inspiration.Photo by Flickr user Ian Ransley. Tags:#Lexus#Sponsors#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
“There’s no such thing as perfect volleyball,” she said. “We just have to look at things that we’re still missing” and improve on them.UP head coach Godfrey Okumu has an inkling on what the Lady Maroons need to work on.“We had many unforced errors and we should correct that,” he said, pointing to the 42 points UP gave UE through unforced errors. “Our defense was up to standard. And when we focus we play well.”UE had a seven-point edge off unforced errors, yielding 35 to UP. But mostly, the Lady Warriors’ defense was also up to the task, especially in the back row, where UE kept several UP kill attempts in play.That defense backstopped an offense that was shouldered mostly by springy Judith Abil, who peppered UP with 20 points. In the middle of UE’s defense was skipper Kath Arado who said the Lady Maroons did a good job of trying to keep her out of play.ADVERTISEMENT “This isn’t the best UP team,” she said in Filipino, after the Lady Maroons weathered quite a storm before hammering out a 25-12, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12 victory over University of the East on Saturday at the start of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.“We’re just trying to become a better version of UP,” she added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Lady Maroons need a sense of urgency, too. In the offseason, they played like a team rushing to fulfill a potential people saw when Molde and fellow stars Tots Carlos and Justine Dorog joined the squad. They won two offseason titles heading into this UAAP season.But at the Filoil Flying V Centre Saturday, UP wobbled like an inexperienced squad and trailed after three sets before relying on Molde, Carlos and Dorog to see off scrappy UE. “I wasn’t receiving any attacks since the first set so I kept trying to find good positions for myself because nothing came my way,” Arado said in Filipino. “I got fired up and I think … UP’s game plan was to really avoid me.”Arado also summed UE’s newfound confidence despite finishing poorly last season—proof that the Lady Warriors no longer think of themselves as just another easy schedule on their opponents’ calendars.“We have 13 more games and some additional in the Final Four,” Arado said. “We just didn’t have it in the end; we ran out of gas.”UE had UP on the ropes in the opening match of Saturday’s doubleheader—Far Eastern University dismantled National U, 22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-12, in the second game—and the Lady Maroons needed to gut out a strong fourth set to stay alive.It went back-and-forth at the start of the fifth set, before Jessma Ramos and Molde exchanged hits for a 10-7 lead.Molde finished with 23 points to lead the Lady Maroons while Carlos and Dorog had 17 points and 12 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Thirdy hopes to crack Gilas roster Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Isa Molde has seen better versions of University of the Philippines’ women’s volleyball team before.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes
German cable operator PŸUR, formerly known as Tele Columbus, has launched what it says are more flexible offers for internet, TV and telephony.The operator is offering internet access with speeds of up to 200Mbps for €30, without the need to sign up for TV. subscribers can also take a 400Mbps service for €40, including the cost of a WLAN router.A phone connection is available for €1, with calls to fixed-line German numbers available for €5 a month.PŸUR is also offering two new mobile contracts. The company is offering mobile with 1GB of data for €15, while 3GB raised the price to €25. The company charges €10 for sending the SIM card to subscribers. PŸUR offers mobile telephony through an agreement with low-cost network provider Drillisch.In TV, PŸUR is offering 130 digital and 35 analogue TV channels for €10 a month, including box rental.