Mighty Sports-PH rips Indonesia, inches closer to Jones Cup crown

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Benefits of township living LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The best team after the single-round robin eliminations will be declared champion.“That’s the moment we are waiting for, we need to win that for the country,” Mighty Sports owner Alex Wongchuking said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In his best game so far, veteran Joseph Yeo finished with 14 points after making his first three field goals.Aaron Black, son of multititled Meralco coach Norman Black, even joined the fray by burying back-to-back triples on the way to eight points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDespite limited minutes, Eugene Phelps and Renaldo Balkman paced the Charles Tiu-mentored squad with 19 and 17 points, respectively.With its sixth straight win in as many matches, Mighty-GFG now only needs to beat host Taiwan-A on Saturday to regain the title it won in the club’s initial foray in the annual tournament three years ago. MOST READ Mighty Sports-Go for Gold Philippines cruised past Indonesia, 94-66, to move closer to the William Jones Cup crown on Friday at Xinzhuang Gym in Chinese Taipei.The Philippines’ representative to the annual meet went for the kill in the third quarter, where they built a commanding 71-43 advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Ular shines as Letran pips Perpetual ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division View commentslast_img read more

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Kevin Alas to celebrate 28th birthday with return from 2nd ACL injury

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Vietnam aims for 4 karate gold medals at SEA Games 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NLEX guard Kevin Alas is set to return on Wednesday against NorthPort after recovering from a second ACL injury. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—League-leading NLEX is getting scarier each game.After showing great resolve in coming back from 26 points down to stun Magnolia on Sunday, the Road Warriors are set to welcome back their other star guard in Kevin Alas.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ Alas, who forms a deadly backcourt tandem with Kiefer Ravena, will make his keenly-awaited comeback from a second ACL tear on Wednesday against NorthPort in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Interestingly, Alas is making his return on his 28th birthday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTS Almazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I’m happy and excited, but mostly feeling blessed because I’ve waited for so long,” Alas said in a text message to INQUIRER.net Tuesday night.“Here I am again getting the chance to play the game that I love.” The 27-year-old Alas hurt his right knee back in February against Meralco just five games into the 2019 Philippine Cup.Alas, who was supposed to play last Sunday in NLEX’s come-from-behind win over Magnolia after getting the green light from his doctors, is suiting up just time for the Road Warriors’ final stretch before the playoffs.NLEX is currently on top of the standings with an 8-1 record, having won five straight games.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs studylast_img read more

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Shriners donate to help hospital purchase critical-care equipment

first_imgPresident Doug Bonk and long-serving member Chuck Campbell were at the hospital that afternoon to present Jerimy Earl, communications and events coordinator for the Hospital Foundation, with a cheque for $1,500. Bonk said the money was raised through a combination of provincial gaming grant funding the club receives, as well as various raffles and other events throughout the year, and was donated to the hospital because of the Shriner’s focus on helping children in critical or ongoing need of medical attention, and specifically, on children with disabilities.“I think we can say that the money goes to a good cause when it goes to the hospital,” said Bonk.Shriners International is a fraternal fellowship based on Masonic principles that boasts about 340,000 members from 194 chapters across the globe. The organization is probably most recognizable by the red, felt hats that members wear.- Advertisement -The donation was for the Hospital Foundation’s “Lights for Life 2011: Health for the Holidays” campaign, an effort to raise money for two a paediatric ultrasound abdominal probe and a carbon dioxide monitor for critical care at the hospital. The first piece of equipment is used to diagnose abnormalities in various internal organs of a child and can also be used for imaging during emergency procedures, while the second piece is used to collect detailed respiratory measurements during critical stages of care.“This donation by the Shriners marks over $45,000 they have donated to benefit the Hospital Foundation over the last 10 years, so we’re incredibly grateful for their continued support, and it is always nice to see those hats around Christmas!” said Earl.For more information on the fundraising campaign and how to get involved, Jerimy Earl can be reached at 250-784-7355 or dcdhfoundation@northernhealth.ca.  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Homeless plan raises optimism

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The nonprofit group operating Santa Clarita Valley’s winter homeless shelter is watching closely how the $100 million outlined in a county plan to fight homelessness will trickle down. Santa Clarita Community Development Corp. officials said the emergency shelter on Centre Pointe Parkway has hosted more than 40 adults and children in recent months. SCCDC President Tim Davis saw potential benefits from the county plan. “I see several places where we can refer our clients to these expanded programs for more benefits,” he said. The county Board of Supervisors, which approved the plan in a 4-1 vote Tuesday, asked other county officials to identify $80 million to be spent on a Homeless and Housing Program that will develop emergency transitional and permanent housing, though the details have yet to be determined. “We’re following that very closely,” Davis said. “The details of the $80 million portion (are) so vague right now, we just don’t know.” The rest of the $100 million will be allocated to programs including five transitional centers, one in each supervisorial district, and a housing database. “We could get some collateral benefits,” Davis said. The 40-bed shelter on a county Department of Public Works equipment yard currently houses about 30 people. About 10 others in families with children are staying at local motels, Davis said. He attributed the increase – from a total of 30 in mid-January – to recent wet weather and growing awareness of the shelter, which has been at the same location for two years. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, cast the lone dissenting vote. Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell said Wednesday the supervisor objected on several grounds, including using Sheriff’s Department funds and, in his opinion, not adequately focusing on mental-health treatment. “Supervisor Antonovich believes homelessness must be addressed, but there are many other ways,” Bell said. Bell also defended a defeated motion that would have given municipal governments the right to veto placement of the proposed homeless centers. The search for a shelter location in the Santa Clarita Valley has been an endless source of controversy, as both city and county officials navigate through NIMBYism that has delayed the shelter’s opening year after year. Last month, city and county officials announced a joint task force to resolve the problem. “That’s not the job – to make it easy,” Bell said. “The job is to work with the community to make it happen. … Sometimes it’s more difficult than others, but the task force we’ve initiated will hopefully make the process easier.” Antonovich also extended the county equipment yard shelter’s closing date from mid-March to April 16 – Easter Sunday. County government provided the additional $40,000 in operation costs, Davis said. The shelter cost the Santa Clarita Community Development Corp. about $275,000-$300,000 this year, compared with about $250,000 last year. The group needed extra funds to modify new trailers, as the pair used last year were dismantled upon closing and unavailable. Task force member Linda Malerba said the group, which includes Santa Clarita Councilman Frank Ferry, is scheduling its first meeting. “We’re just checking on everybody’s availability,” said Malerba, director of the Santa Clarita chapter of Lutheran Social Services. “I’m very optimistic that the county and the city are looking to resolve it, so that’s a good thing.” The nonprofit group helps shelter residents make the transition from homelessness. “We’re busier than ever,” Malerba said. “We’ve had a lot of success with people getting jobs and housing. … I think we can at least match our 38 percent (transition) from last year.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (661)257-5253 last_img read more

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Crystal Palace star out for around a month with knee injury

first_img1 Zaha has scored four goals this campaign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha faces around a month on the sidelines.The Ivory Coast star, who has scored four goals this season, suffered a knee injury during last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle.The news is a major blow to Palace’s survival hopes, not least because they have not won a league game without him since September 2016.There were fears the Eagles could be without their talisman for the rest of the season, but manager Roy Hodgson said: “The good news is he’s a very quick healer.“He and the medical staff are working very hard to get him back on the field as soon as possible.“He won’t play at Everton on Saturday, and it may take a few weeks more than that. But we hope it won’t be as long as all that.“We’ll take it on a match-by-match, week-by-week basis and get him back on the field as soon as we can.“He’s not out for the rest of the season. If he recovered in a week or two it would be a fantastic effort from his point of view.“We may have to wait a month or so for him, but it’s not certain. All the time the possibility and chance exist to get him back, we’ll do that. He’ll be pushing the medical people to come back as soon as possible.”Zaha himself confirmed the news that he will miss a chunk of Palace’s relegation battle.He wrote on Twitter: “After seeing a specialist over the last few days, I can sadly confirm that I will be on the sidelines for the next few weeks. Thank you to the fans for all your support and I hope to back playing again as soon as possible!”Zaha is added to a lengthy injury list for Hodgson, who is also without Bakary Sako, Jeffrey Schlupp, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Martin Kelly, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Connor Wickham and Julian Speroni.Deadline-day arrival Alexander Sorloth, the 6ft 4in striker signed from FC Midtjylland, could be pitched in for a debut against Everton at Goodison Park.last_img read more

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Band wins fifth straight state title

first_img“We start off in 100-degree weather, and last week it was 38 degrees with wind chill. People don’t understand that these kids out there every morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. giving it all they have.” John Turner, an assistant principal at Hart, is also the father of a 16-year-old who plays the flute. From sowing flags, to lugging heavy band equipment, parent support has been important to the band’s success, he said. “Our parent support is huge and has really made the band a success,” Turner said. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“It takes up a bulk of our time, but we learn to work around it,” Bhogal said. “Its all worth it though, just to put another banner up in the band room.” Band director Anthony Bailey said that, while the win was wonderful, it was not a complete surprise. “We work hard all year long; this doesn’t just happen overnight,” Bailey said. “I tell (the band) all the time, `Championships are won when the stands are empty.”‘ Bailey added that some people don’t realize the dedication that is required to play in a high school band. The band begins preparing for its season of competition, as well as for football season, as early as July. NEWHALL – Hart High School’s superstar marching band has done it again. The band won its fifth consecutive title, taking first place this weekend in the State Band Championship’s division 4A – the most competitive division for larger bands. “We are the only band in Southern California to win five years in row, and we just want to continue that,” said clarinet player Surak Bhogal, a junior. For Bhogal and the rest of his bandmates, this win did not come easy. At least 12 hours of rehearsal a week, and months of preparation, helped to prepare the band, which gets extra practice by playing all the band music for the NBC series “Friday Night Lights.” last_img
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Charitable donations remain steady in Southland

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeThe San Gabriel-Pomona Valley Red Cross chapter reported receiving $125,000 – $3,000 more than was donated last year, said Don Weller, business and community development director for the chapter. The Los Angeles County chapter of United Way took in $58 million, up $1 million from a year ago. As the holiday season comes to a close, officials are reminding people that the need for charitable donations does not. And while holiday giving is an important collection time for many nonprofits, they don’t count on it alone to fill their coffers, officials said. Philanthropy analyst Daniel Borochoff said that while many people consider the holidays as the most profitable time of the year for charities, that is not necessarily so. “Giving takes place year round, not just during the holidays,” said Borochoff, president of Chicago-based American Institute of Philanthropy. Local charities are finishing their count of holiday donations and most numbers are up compared to last year. While the Salvation Army saw a decline, local chapters of the United Way, Red Cross and the San Gabriel Valley Boys and Girls Club report an increase in donations. The Salvation Army in Whittier said contributions are down 29 percent. Last year, it collected $24,500, but this year, collections totaled only $19,000. “This decline concerns us,” said Joseph Cabral, spokesman for the Whittier Salvation Army. The San Gabriel Valley Boys and Girls Club reports that November and December are among the organization’s worst months in terms of receiving donations. The Salvation Army reports, however, that those are their best months. Even so, the organization saw a 4 percent decline compared to last year’s revenues from its annual Red Kettle drive, in which volunteers ring bells and ask for donations from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. “We’re seeing an increased number for requests for help from individuals,” Cabral said. “Gas prices are up, rents are up, and heating bills are up. Low-income individuals are really feeling the heat.” Nationwide, the Salvation Army offers $350 million in Christmas assistance to about 6 million people. The Salvation Army’s Pomona chapter saw donations drop 25 percent. Last year, the group collected more than $52,000, compared to $37,000 this year. Judy Spiegel, interim president for the Southern California Grantmakers, said several issues impact individual and corporate donations. Some nonprofits campaign heavily during November and December and depend on individual donors, some who change their giving habits based on economic factors such as higher gas prices. Some organizations, however, choose to donate later in the year because they follow a fiscal year instead of a calendar year. And some scramble to get donations in by Jan. 30, in time to potentially get a tax break. “People are giving through their heart and they chose to give to things important and meaningful to them, but how much and timing is very closely tied to more pragmatic issues,” she said, such as how they could benefit from it or how much money they have to give. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Sterling’s passionate defence of Silva: ‘I don’t feel there’s any racism in it’

first_img“He’s not in the wrong for me but at the same time I can see where people think it’s wrong and we just need to be smarter on social media.“We understand in this day and age anything you say and anything you do can quickly be judged and it’s really just a sad situation in this moment in time.“There’s not one moment he uses a negative term to speak about his skin colour so that’s the most important thing. He tried to make a joke and that joke wasn’t the best, but we’ve got to move on and understand it was not intentional.”John Barnes joined talkSPORT’s Kick Off on Thursday to challenge people’s views of what they consider racist, insisting that he doesn’t find the post offensive and others shouldn’t either. “Bernardo is not way inclined. It was a joke between two friends” Raheem Sterling has backed team-mate Bernardo Silva over the racism row on social media.More: https://t.co/4XcOhJvqhk pic.twitter.com/IYPIypjOOr— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 29, 2019“He’s not referred to his skin colour, he’s not referred to his lips. In both the pictures they’ve both got small heads, you know. The most important thing for me is he didn’t refer to a colour.”Sterling has emerged as one of the most prominent voices on racism in football following a string of incidents which plagued the game last season.Silva has since written to the FA to apologise for his post, while Mendy penned a personal statement to the governing body defending his team-mate.Sterling added: “I feel it’s really sad to see someone like Bernardo, the whole week, be kind of down about it because he’s not that way inclined. I keep going on about it, they’re really good friends, it’s really sad to see. Raheem Sterling has leapt to the defence of Manchester City team-mate Bernardo Silva amid the controversy surrounding his tweet about Benjamin Mendy.Anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out have called for the FA to act after Silva posted a picture of Mendy next to a black cartoon character from the Spanish chocolate brand Conguitos last weekend. Getty Images – Getty Twitter Silva and Mendy both started the Everton game on the bench 3 City boss Pep Guardiola has been forced to defend the Portugal international on numerous occasions this week, insisting the post was not racist, and following the 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday, Sterling echoed his manager’s thoughts.“I don’t feel there’s any racism in it,” Sterling told Sky Sports.“It’s a situation between two friends, Bernardo and Mendy, as everyone knows. I can see exactly the point where some people can get touchy-feely on it but I feel in that situation Bernardo made a joke to his friend. Sterling netted his side’s third goal at Goodison Park Getty Images – Getty Raheem Sterling on same level as Messi and Ronaldo, says Trevor SinclairExplaining his views to Hugh Woozencroft and Darren Lewis, the 79-cap England hero said: “Why are they offended by that picture?“I know the ramifications historically, I know about the cartoon, I know everything that goes on and about how black people are disenfranchised… the point I’m trying to make is we have to change the narrative.“I should be able to look at a carton of a jet black man with big lips and not feel that is negative. Why do we feel that’s negative? Because historically that has been the narrative, but we have to change the narrative. 3 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:40Loaded: 6.20%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 3 Silva is being investigated by the FA over this tweet he sent to Mendy last_img read more

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New Spurs boss Mourinho to face Man United and Chelsea before Christmas

first_img November 23:  West Ham (Away) – Premier LeagueNovember 26: Olympiakos (Home) – Champions LeagueNovember 30: Bournemouth (Home) – Premier LeagueDecember 4: Manchester United (Away) – Premier LeagueDecember 7: Burnley (Home) – Premier LeagueDecember 11: Bayern Munich (Away) – Champions LeagueDecember 15: Wolves (Away) – Premier LeagueDecember 22: Chelsea (Home) – Premier League So, the Special One is back.Jose Mourinho was appointed as Tottenham’s manager on Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked.And he is set for a baptism of fire at the north London club, with clashes against his former clubs Chelsea and Manchester United to come before Christmas. Mourinho takes over a Tottenham side sitting 14th in the Premier League table.While he did little to endear himself to the Man United faithful and has been sacked from his last three jobs, he boasts one of the best records of success of any manager in world football.Mourinho has won eight league titles across Europe, has lifted both the Champions League and Europa League twice and won cup competitions in England, Italy, Spain and Portugal.His predecessor at Tottenham, Pochettino, was hugely popular at the north London club but never captured any silverware during his five-and-a-half year reign.Mourinho will now set about turning Tottenham into trophy winners. 1 Mourinho will return to Old Trafford a year after being sacked by the club Tottenham’s upcoming fixturescenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:41Loaded: 9.81%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Mourinho’s reign will start in the Premier League on Saturday at West Ham, with talkSPORT bringing you live and exclusive commentary of the 12:30pm kick-off.Then just three days later he will be introduced to the Spurs crowd for the first time when the club host Olympiakos in the Champions League.Spurs will also be at home on Saturday, November 30, with Bournemouth the visitors.And just two weeks into the job – on Wednesday, December 4 – Mourinho will be back at Old Trafford with his new club 12 months after being sacked by Manchester United.The 56-year-old led United to League Cup and Europa League titles after replacing Louis van Gaal in May 2016.But his style of play failed to win over the fans and, having spent £400m on new players, he was axed in December 2018 with the club sitting 19 points behind then Premier League leaders Liverpool.After facing his former club, Mourinho then leads Tottenham into battle against Burnley before a visit to Bayern Munich, the club’s final Champions League group game.Tottenham then visit Wolves on December 15 before Mourinho comes up against another of his clubs, Chelsea.Mourinho managed the Blues across two spells, winning three Premier League titles, and is the most successful manager in their history. Getty Images Ally McCoist is concerned how the Tottenham squad will react to Jose Mourinho’s appointmentSaturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including West Ham vs Tottenham at 12:30pmlast_img read more

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MokaFive’s Secure, Cloud-like Data Vault for iPad, iPhone Aims to Please Users and IT

first_imgTags:#cloud#Products A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… scott fulton Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts “If you have the entire MokaFive solution, MokaFive Live PC contains your entire corporate desktop,” explained Padmanabhan. “So you will have user data files on your corporate desktop, which will be backed up to your data center. And the data center will contain the golden copy of all your data, which is then synced down to the iPad for viewing purposes.”It’s the cloud… kind of. In fact, Padmanabhan uses the metaphor “bubble” to describe it instead, and it’s a word she’s chosen carefully. You can pop a bubble; and there are circumstances where either you or IT may need to pop this one.“Let’s say I drop my iPad into a pond, or completely lose it. My data is still recovered and intact. I can just go get a new iPad, the corporation will restore the data for me, and I’m up and running… [Now] let’s say I join the company, I’ve got my MacBook Air, and my iPad. When I walk in, [IT] will provision a MokaFive Live PC with a full virtual desktop onto my MacBook Air, and then they will deploy MokaFive for iPad. Now, I can have both environments completely in sync. But they are always controlled centrally, from the management console. And the policies that they establish for me from the central management console apply to both environments. So three months later when I leave, they can just find my username in Active Directory, and say, ‘Wipe all instances of the corporate environment.’”It’s provisioning and deprovisioning of resources accessible from the user’s choice of equipment (in this case, clients that carry big, bright Apple logos) without the IT department having to touch those clients.The problem IT departments have had recently with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and cloud-based storage is that sensitive corporate documents persist when people leave the company (which, as Padmanabhan implied, happens disturbingly often these days). The COO tells me that the complete MokaFive environment, which now includes both the Live PC hypervisor for Macs and the new iOS document management tools, are designed to leave zero traces of corporate data, in case the proverbial bubble has to be popped.“We wrote our own encryption, and we do not even save the encryption keys in the PC,” said Padmanabhan, citing the number of times Apple ID has found itself subject to breaches. “We presume that the device that you have could be your personal device or a corporate-issued device. We have to assume fundamentally that it’s untrusted. And if you’re presuming the device is untrusted, then you have to make sure the encryption is actually saved in a way that won’t depend on any device locks. The application itself has a built-in passcode and password locking, you can authenticate with Active Directory and, if needed, you can also tie in with two-factor authentication. You can also have application-level passcodes.”If a new contractor comes into a company and is issued the same Mac that a previous employee had, then IT can provision a new MokaFive “bubble” on that system without the new employee potentially encountering traces of data from the old employee. “The big advantage is you do not depend any more on trying to manage the whole device in order to actually manage the records,” she continued.“Our value proposition to the CIOs is, manage what matters. Devices are immaterial,” she asserted. “What matters is your intellectual property… The MokaFive solution also tries to take user needs into account. “The most popular solutions for iPads and tablets in the market are mobile device management (MDM) solutions,” Padmanabhan said. “And the fundamental problem with MDM is, they take over the management of the entire device. Now, as an iPad user, I can tell you, I don’t like it if IT is seeing what books I read or videos I see or applications I’m using. I just want them to manage what is relevant to the company. So this way, there is true separation of the personal and corporate world. Really, we are able to bring those two worlds on a single device, yet keep it safe, secure and, most importantly, private.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… This morning, managed desktop provider MokaFive is launching a new approach to solving two of the most pressing issues facing IT and security professionals: the infusion of consumer devices – notably the iPad – into corporate data centers; and enterprise workers turning to consumer cloud storage services like Dropbox and Box.net to save and share corporate data – both coming without IT’s control or supervision.As it turns out, MokaFive for iOS is not a Windows or Mac virtualization platform for iPad, as many had expected. From the IT department’s perspective, it may actually be better: a secure storage platform that enables corporate data saved from the corporate PC at work and the notebook PC at home, to be viewable and manageable on an iPad.As company COO Purnima Padmanabhan explained to ReadWriteWeb, MokaFive for iOS makes an iPad or iPhone into a bridge between the two clients – work PC and home PC, especially when that work PC contains a MokaFive virtual “Live PC” environment. But that bridge will be manageable by corporate policy.last_img read more

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