first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Forest Loss, Forests, Governance, Illegal Logging, Illegal Timber Trade, International Trade, Rainforests, Tropical Forests Article published by Genevieve Belmakercenter_img As Myanmar works to restructure to private sector management of the country’s forestry and timber resources, reports of illegal logging are surging.Until now, a government entity called the Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) has been managing forestry resources and overseeing the export of timber products.Myanmar instituted a domestic logging ban from 2016-2017 that forbade private export of timber resources, but it did little to stop illegal activity.Since April of this year alone in just one of the country’s seven regions, there were 276 reported cases of illegal logging, along with 656 tons of seized timber and 59 vehicles. As Myanmar works to restructure its national timber authority and adopt a new fiscal calendar, the Southeast Asian country continues to struggle to control illegal logging. The country’s forestry management agency, Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) announced earlier this year it plans to restructure under private sector management.Myanmar ended a one-year ban on domestic logging for export on anything other than MTE-stamped and stockpiled wood in 2017. The MTE has claimed that the illegal harvest and export of both prized teak and non-teak wood was “drastically reduced” during the ban.It was reportedly largely ineffective.In-country journalists and other eyewitnesses on the ground point to continued trafficking seizures and millions in payoffs believed to have been made to Burmese officials at just one border crossing with China. In addition, according to the Tropical Timber Market Report, there could be complex legal ramifications if plans to restructure the forestry department as a corporation within the government go through. The earliest the changes would into effect beginning in 2020.Over the past 15 months since the end of the logging ban, there were 1,425 registered cases of illegal logging just in the centrally located Magway Region, according to officially released data. That’s more than 2,600 tons of illegal timber ferried mostly toward border points by 345 trucks.It’s believed that teak and other types of timber are smuggled along a regular route through the area that traverses into Malaysia and Thailand via a series of townships in the restive northern Rakhine State.There are no estimates of numbers of unregistered cases in the region. It’s also not clear why data for the country’s other seven regions were not announced. Full statistics and information about the country’s overall illegal logging situation are nearly impossible to obtain because a fair amount of illegal activity is nearly impossible to track.A villager from Mahu poses with his chainsaw in front of one other source of meager local income: a mat made of dry bamboo. Photo by Ann Wang for Mongabay.Much of Myanmar’s illegal logging work is done at the individual and village level. Some villages are so well-organized that each participating person has a specific job and efforts to conceal illegal activity are coordinated and well-organized.Myanmar recently announced that the change in its fiscal calendar would include a transitional period from April-September. Its new fiscal year will start to run from October-September.Officials have told local media that since April 2018 alone, the Magway Region Forestry Department reported 276 illegal logging cases, 656 tons of illegal timber, and 59 vehicles. 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first_imgIn a country where the greedy win and the needy lose in regard to receiving scholarships, I recently rocked myself gently when I rediscovered a report — in a box in my office — that I had gathered from Guyana National Archives in 1999 but, for some reason, did not return to it.This report, labelled “British Guiana Report of the Immigration Agent General for the year 1920”, contains some amazing information about the population of British Guiana in 1920, the year that indentureship was abolished, as well as on an Indian lad named Balgobin Persad. I believe this report deserves an analysis, not only to show what was going on in British Guiana at that time, but also to support my continuous call for compensation for wrongs (denial of land, confiscation of unclaimed remittances and return passages, brutality on and beyond the plantation yards, and so on) meted out to indentured Indians.To contextualize: In 1920, the resumption of immigration from India to British Guiana was still in the future, since deputations of three sound persons were coming to the colony to investigate the conditions and report back to the Government of India. These individuals were: Diwan Bahadur Kesava Pillai, Deputy President of Madras Legislative Council; G.F Keatinge, Director of Agriculture, Bombay; and Venkatesa Narayan Tewary, of the Servants of Indian Society. Meanwhile, about 270 immigrants who had served indenture elsewhere — like in Natal, South Africa — landed in the colony, while 1,782 Indians arrived from India, paying their own passage, and 1,485 departed. Among the latter group or returnees, there were 60 paupers and 50 lepers, revealing the underbelly of the indenture system, which strangely continues to be a closet secret in Guyana. The Indian population in 1920 was 124,546 out of an estimated 300,000 total population of the colony. An estimated half of the Indian population was still residing on the estates, indicating that a majority of these Indians gave up their return passages for a piece of land to stay in British Guiana, but never received land.Put bluntly, they paid for land but never received any. They remained on the former indentured yards, paying for basic housing and other amenities.What also seems interesting to me is the educational status of Indian children, since the perception – real or imagined — was that Indian children did not attend school because (1) they were used to work in fields to bring in supplementary income; (2) Indian girls stayed away from school to learn domestic chores, so that they would be prepared to meet or find suitable Indian husbands through arranged marriages; (3) the school system was too westernized and inconsistent with Indian customs and values; (4) Indians saw no ideal reason to send their children to school in British Guiana, since they had intention of returning to India. Nonetheless, in 1920, of the 8,484 registered Indian children attending schools, 4,144 were in Preparatory; 2,412 in Lower; 1,439 in Middle; and 489 in Upper. Daily attendance was 4,532. This attendance was low, and got invariably lower as the level of education in the colony climbed. My maternal grandmother, who was born at No. 67 Village, Corentyne in British Guiana in 1902, never attended school.Out of this dismal educational reality of Indians, Balagobin Persad caught my attention. His father, Bani Thakur, was an indentured labourer who arrived in British Guiana in 1884 and was indentured to Plantation Enmore as No. 19,459, The Bruce 1884. He was nineteen years old. Thakur eventually became a small shopkeeper at Golden Grove Village, East Coast Demerara. His mother Bifwah (one name given) was born in the colony and was given the No. 462 with a Birth Register 1870, which I think was the year she was born. This means that she was fourteen years older than her husband Thakur, which is an analysis for another column.Balgobin Persad was born on November 19, 1898, and was given the No. 1416 at Plantation Enmore. I am not sure if he ever worked on the plantation. In 1910, at age of twelve, Persad won the Primary School Scholarship and entered the Queen’s College. In 1916, at the age of eighteen, he won the Guiana Scholarship and entered University of Cambridge. I do not have any more information on this young man, but would like to know whatever happened to him, particularly since he was one of those early models of Indian educational success who were born in the lowest end of the plantation system. Unfortunately, his experience has been drowned out by names such as the Luckhoos and the like. I suspect this young man studied at night using an oil-wick bottle lamp, blocking the breeze with one hand and turning the pages with the other. Balgobin Persad’s story forces me to make this conclusion. I am convinced that minor histories have not failed to meet the significance of history, nor have minor histories been buried in the depths of major eventful history. Instead, minor histories are waiting to be discovered and be told. 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first_imgFrom all indications, the current issue regarding the United States’ ban on Guyana’s catfish is nowhere close to being resolved. The ban, which was instituted by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) against Guyana earlier this year, came as no surprise since the mediocre approach to such issues has now become a norm in this country.Veterinary Public Health Unit Director, Dr Ozaye Dodson had said the imposition from the US export market was just a temporary technical barrier to trade. He had posited that the country fell short of the US standards in three areas: first, on the issue of the presence of inspectors; secondly, there was insufficient documentation detailing verification of each step in the sanitation and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) process and thirdly, there was insufficient documentation specifying how the industry manages adulterated catfish products.When questioned a few days ago about the present status of the ban, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder was reported in this newspaper as saying that efforts are being made to remedy the situation. However, he has not provided any detail as to how far Guyana is at the moment as it relates to being in compliance with US regulations; nor did he provide any definite timeline as to when he hopes the ban would be lifted. According to Holder, these negotiations are largely being done by the Public Health Ministry. As such, he admitted he is not entirely up to date with where the matter is.Certainly, this ban has had, and is having, a huge negative impact on the industry and the people who depend on it for a living. The economic reality is the fisheries sector employs over 16,000 fishermen and fish farmers, and a further 6000 in processing and marketing. Thousands more depend directly or indirectly from fishing-related occupations, such as boat building, accessories supply, and maintenance services etc. It must also be mentioned that the fishing industry in Guyana represents approximately US$70 to $80 million annually; and it is believed that the ban on catfish is currently costing the country approximately US$1.2 million.The effects of the ban have been felt by all who are involved in the sector. Some are of the opinion that the coalition Administration is not doing enough to address the concerns of the fishing industry regarding the ban; given that officials here were notified of the USA’s pending changes to export regulations since November 2015. The Government, despite having received notice of these changes, failed to communicate effectively with the stakeholders of the fisheries sector, many of whom have invested heavily in this area. From all indications, the Government had received an extension until February 3, 2018, to bring Guyana into compliance with the new export regulations but was unsuccessful in doing so.So far, very little information is being fed to the various stakeholders regarding the ban and there is a great deal of uncertainty as to the future of the sector. We believe that it would be beneficial if the Agriculture Ministry convened an urgent meeting with all the relevant stakeholders so as to update them on the present status of the dialogue with the US authorities and seek their input as to what role they could play in ensuring that Guyana meets the requirements of the US.Additionally, the Government must ensure the relevant legislation is enacted as it relates to the export of the various species of fish to other countries, particularly the US. The assistance of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) could be sought with the aim of ensuring that Guyana is well placed so that we do not find ourselves in this situation again.It could be recalled that Opposition Member of Parliament Gail Teixeira had used the opportunity during the consideration of the 2019 Budget estimates to question Minister Holder as to whether the Government has any plan to draft legislation to assist Guyana in becoming compliant; here again there was no definite answer to when this would be done.Our hope is that in 2019, more serious efforts will be made at all levels, and with the involvement of all stakeholders, in ensuring that Guyana becomes compliant with the necessary regulations to allow the continuation of export of catfish products. The lackluster and careless approach to important matters such as the matter at hand, must be a thing of the past if Guyana were to move forward.last_img read more

first_imgBy Lee Bowman SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE New research shows that therapy that includes the parents of teens suffering from bulimia is twice as successful in helping adolescents overcome the eating disorder than those undergoing psychotherapy alone. “Parents are in a unique position to help their adolescents, yet treatments typically exclude them from the process,” said Dr. Daniel Le Grange, lead author of the study, published Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry. “Now we have the evidence that we need to bring them back in.” Bulimia nervosa occurs in an estimated 1 percent to 2 percent of teens; another 2 percent or 3 percent experience some symptoms of the disorder, which can also include using inappropriate weight-loss methods, use of laxatives and obsessive exercising. In addition to digestive problems, the disorder can cause mineral imbalances in the body that affect the heart and kidneys, swelling of the salivary gland and the loss of dental enamel through repeated exposure to gastric fluids while vomiting. LeGrange said parents of bulimic children have often been made to feel guilty about intervening: “What parent would step aside and play a minimal role in treatment if their child was diagnosed with cancer? Nor should they if a child has an eating disorder.” While the family-based approach was more successful, the researchers say it’s unclear whether the family involvement or the focus on eat behavior was the most important factor.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LeGrange, director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of Chicago, and colleagues did a comparative trial involving 80 patients, ages 12 to 19, diagnosed with bulimia or with severe symptoms of the disorder, which is characterized by binging on and purging food. Forty-one of the patients were randomly assigned to family-based treatment, the rest to supportive psychotherapy that seeks to address issues that may have triggered the disorder. In family-based treatment, parents and sometimes siblings attend clinic sessions with the patient and are trained to take an active role in the home, encouraging healthy eating and monitoring the patients during and after meals. The study showed that 40 percent of teens whose families were included in the treatment program had stopped binging and purging at the end of a six-month treatment session, compared with only 18 percent who received therapy on their own. Six months after the treatment ended, 30 percent of those getting family-based treatment were still avoiding the dangerous eating habits, compared with 10 percent in the psychotherapy group. last_img read more

first_imgDD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWSThank you from “Playmatters”“PLAYMATTERS” is a resource which is currently being developed at The Rosses CDP building in Dungloe. The aim of PLAYMATTERS is to provide a safe suitable environment where parents/carers can engage in quality play activities together with their children throughout the week whilst simultaneously accessing information and support from their peers and child care professionals in relation to their children. The service is currently in its infancy but already engages with over 30 families regularly through its Monday morning group “The ArT BoX”. “PLAYMATTERS” would like to thank everyone who helped out and/or took part in its recent fundraisers which raised a total of €347.00. This money will be used to develop the resource. If you have young children and are about the town between 10 – 12 on Mondays please feel free to drop into the ArT BoX for a bit of fun and a cup of tea. Looking forward to seeing you all there.  St Patricks Day Fundraising in BurtonportThe St Patricks Day celebrations in Burtonport – which was organised by a group of local ladies: Roslyn Sharkey from Cruit, Maria Ferry from Tullyillion & Kathleen Boyle, Jackie Nicholas, Donna Dawson and Breege Ward from Keadue, managed to raise a total of €3800 after all outstanding bills for the day have been paid. The committee are therefore delighted to be able to present both the Burtonport Festival Committee and The Local Lifeboat Committee with cheques of €1900 each.The celebration which goes from strength to strength each year have taken place annually this past eight years and has been supported by both the entire Rosses business community and by ordinary community members alike. This year the crowds were entertained by the local Keadue and Crickamore bands, by two traditional bands “Cundy & Crew” & “Trad Na Nog” , two schools of Irish Dance – Mc Nellis Cunningham/Eilish Boyle & Claire Gallagher schools of dance and the children from Acres national school. The committee would like to sincerely thank everyone for their continued support and hope that it continues in the years ahead The Old Railway Walk – Easter fundraising“Thank you” to everyone who helped out in any small or large way to make our Easter fundraiser such a success. Despite very cold weather we had a great turnout for both the walk/run and the hunt. Over the weekend we raised a total of €533 Euro. This money will be used to continue with the work plan currently being undertaken by the committee. For regular updates, events and various maps of the walk please link into our facebook page “Burtonport Old Railway Walk. Siuloid An Sean Bhothar Iariann”. Thank you all very much. Tir Chonaill Rugby ClubThank you to everyone who supported our recent fundraiser by purchasing lines for a beautiful Easter cake baked by Mary Grace Harley. The cake was won by a member of the Sharkey family @Mace Dungloe and raised a total of €530 for the club. Thank you. The club have training sessions every Saturday morning @10 0 clock for u8s, u10s and u12s and @11 for u13s. There is also a senior section to the club and details can be found on facebook at “Tir Chonaill RFC”. There are only a few training sessions left this season but if you or your child are interested in joining the club next season come on down and watch a training session where any of the coaches available will be happy to talk to you. DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: April 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

first_imgThe official launch of the Donegal Junior Football League 2019/2020 season took place this evening in the league’s Headquarters at Diamond Park ,Ballyare. The event was well attended by League officials, clubs representives , Sponsors and members of the local Press. Chairperson John Joe McCafferty welcomed all present and thanks everyone for attending what is an important event for the League ahead of another season and he wished all the clubs the very best for the coming season.                               The league’s PRO Gary Foy paid tribute to all the businesses that continue to support the league by way of sponsorship , especially Mr. Brian McCormick of Brian McCormick Sports and Leisure , it’s main Sponsor for many years who was present at the launch but also all the other people who have been so loyal to the league and he encouraged all clubs to support the league’s Sponsor.                             Fixture Secretary Christina 0 Donnell gave a summary of last season’s statistics and informed the meeting that 37 clubs , an increase of one , and 49 teams , an increase of two , will take part this season .                                                                 She also outlined the make-up of League and Cup competitions with Two Divisions in the Saturday league , Three in the Sunday league , with two internal and four external Cup competitions. Charlie Collins reports from Diamond Park , Ballyare. The draw for this season’s Vodoo Venue Cup also took place at the meeting. Preliminary Round ;                                                                                                     1. Strand Rovers    V     Copany Rovers                                                                               2. Castlefin Celtic  v  Drumkeen Utd                                                                                  3. Kilmacrennan Cel.   V   Oldtown Cel.                                                                            4. Glencar Cel.   V    Cappry Rvs. First Round ; Kildrum Tgs   V   Fintown Harps  Kilmac / Oldtown  v  Castlefin / Drumkeen.                                                                         Drumoghill Cel   V    Arranmore Utd                                                                                Glencar / Cappry   V   Drumbar Utd                                                                                            Milford Utd     V   Strand / Copany                                                                                          Donegal Town   V   Glenea Utd                                                                                                Dunlewey Cel   V    Keadue Rvs                                                                                              Cranford Utd    V    Ballybofey UtdDonegal League season 2019 / 2020 launched. was last modified: September 4th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgThe Next Generation Security Leader (NGSL) program was developed by the Security Executive Council (SEC) in collaboration with industry thought leaders and security practitioners to create a curriculum intended to guide the next generation of strategic thinking.Approved and tested on six continents with the industry acclaimed University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of International Business, this program delivers: • A strategic business approach to all-hazards risk mitigation • Access to the latest research and proven practices presented by our Solution Innovation Partners • A collaborative influence platform that benefits Security leaders and their functional colleagues such Human Resources, Operations, Marketing, and Finance • A persuasive value proposition for your organization including the modeling and creation of a program case study for senior executives. • Access to a highly leveraged network of current and former risk and security executivesMany security practitioners have relied on the 3 C’s – compliance, crisis responseand complacency – in lieu of continuous improvement. Francis D’Addario, emeritus faculty for Strategic Influence and Innovation for the Security Executive Council and former vice president of Partner and Asset Protection for Starbucks Coffee,states: “In this atmosphere of global risk, our sometimes poor decisions have resulted in a short supply of long-term security results producers and successors. Our next-generation leadership maybe our last, best chance to compensate for dwindling resources.”- Sponsor – “Our research shows that much of a security leader’s success revolves around communication and receptiveness,” says Kathleen Kotwica, EVP and Chief Knowledge Strategist for the Security Executive Council.Approved for up to 9 CPE credits with ASIS International, attendees will come away from this conversation with actionable ideas they can interject into their programs.This is an event for security practitionerscreated by security practitioners. To learn more about NGSL and to see the agenda for the next event, please visit: https://www.securityexecutivecouncil.com/spotlight/?sid=29527. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgThe mobile middleware server handles system integration, security, communications, scalability, and cross-platform support.The mobile client application connects to the middleware server and drives both the user interface and the business logic on the device and supports many operating systems and devices.We believe as more HTML5 and library-enabled code modules are developed in our environment, the need for the MEAP might diminish, although we see it as being absorbed, not eliminated.For more information about our efforts, read IT@Intel’s recent white paper, “Delivering Cloud-based Services in a Bring-Your-Own Environment.” Here at Intel, we are actively integrating employee-owned devices—including smartphones, tablets, and PCs—into our enterprise environment. In addition, we now deliver 80 percent of our newly developed business services through our own enterprise private cloud. We plan to increasingly use a mix of private and public cloud-based services, called hybrid cloud, in implementing solutions over the next few years.In my role as IT Chief Technology Officer, I have observed parallels and interdependencies between our adoption of IT consumerization, which provides employees with a wider range of choices for compute capability, and the advent of cloud computing, which offers businesses additional options for IT services. Intel IT is coordinating our cloud computing efforts with our bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives, to enable us to reap maximum business value from both.We feel that both cloud computing and BYOD are important enablers for our agility and enterprise velocity. But historically, application development has been a rigid process that can slow agility, especially in the areas of larger enterprise systems such as ERP. To increase our ability to develop applications and deliver services quickly—and to a wide range of devices—we are implementing a pace-layered approach utilizing a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to help us abstract away our slower-to-evolve applications, such as our ERP system, from our quicker-moving capabilities, such as new supply chains to support new business. By being able to connect existing services faster, it also allows us to implement better capabilities such as transforming our shopping carts into purchase orders.This pace-layered approach matches the pace the platform needs to evolve with the pace the business needs to move by abstracting the front-end functionality away from the back-end systems. For example, a service may rely on data stored in our ERP system, but to deliver the service to a tablet, we need to develop a new user interface (UI). By abstracting the front end from the back end, we can quickly develop the UI without having to disturb the underlying data structures and associated business rules.We have also implemented a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP), to help us use SOA more efficiently with mobile devices. A MEAP is a comprehensive suite of products and services that can help reduce complexity and connectivity problems associated with deploying an application across multiple devices. In general, a MEAP-based solution consists of two components.last_img read more

first_imgLike they did when they played NLEX and Kiefer Ravena, when they devastated TNT KaTropa on the road, when they nipped Meralco, and when they bamboozled Phoenix Petroleum on opening day.“They have the killer’s instinct and their confidence is very high,” Jarencio said of his foes as the Batang Pier try to climb above .500 for the first time here.“But we have been on a run of our own and the last two practices were very good,” Jarencio said. “It will be tough. But we’re ready for a tough game.”Jarencio is particularly wary of four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, whom he describes as the “best player in the league,” and expects Kelly Nabong to step up once again and give his GlobalPort a Chinaman’s chance against the Beermen.“Kelly did his share against (Greg) Slaughter (of Barangay Ginebra),” Jarencio said. “And as long as he can do his share on defense against June Mar, we will have a good chance.”ADVERTISEMENT So thin, Jarencio knows, that the tiniest of errors will crack it.“We have no room for mistakes,” Jarencio told the Inquirer over the phone as the Batang Pier try to put the first blemish on the Beermen’s record in the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“We have to be 100 percent in everything we do against them, on offense, in defense,” he went on, even as he raved about how cohesive his team has been in the last two weeks of the conference despite their biggest star, Terrence Romeo, continuing to sit it out. “It has to be total team effort (on our part) and flawless execution.”San Miguel will come into the game with a four-game winning streak and, knowing how the Beermen are when a serious challenge is on the other end of the court, they are expected to respond to any GlobalPort upset plans with great efficiency. PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid 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 MOST READ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Cellar-dwellers Meralco and KIA Picanto tangle at 4:30 p.m. with the Bolts seeking to snap a three-game slide and the Picanto shooting for a second straight win.KIA will come into the game minus Eric Camson, who was fined P30,000 and suspended a game for exchanging blows—and starting the fight—with Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan last Friday.Almazan was also canned a game and fined P20,000, the same penalties slapped by officer in charge Willie Marcial on NLEX’s Mike Miranda, who kicked San Miguel’s Chris Ross in the groin in their game over the weekend.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Pido Jarencio admitted that his GlobalPort crew is currently on a hot streak.But he also knows exactly what he and his Batang Pier will be up against, and how thin the ice they will be skating on against powerhouse three-time defending champion San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT Pacio unfazed by last-minute opponent change SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more