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Dogboe defends featherweight title with first round KO

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Chelimo slams heat, pollution after Asiad marathon gold Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Isaac Dogboe. Photo taken from Top Rank (@trboxing) Twitter accountIsaac Dogboe retained his WBO junior featherweight title with a first round knockout of Japan’s Hidenori Otake at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.Dogboe, of Ghana, dominated Otake knocking him down twice before knocking him out after just two minutes and 18 seconds of work.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Dogboe improved to 20-0 with 14 KOs as he floored Otake the first time with a left to the head. Otake beat the count but was unsteady on his feet when the fight resumed.Dogboe pressed the attack, easily landing combinations before finishing Otake off with a vicious right uppercut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 37-year-old Otake dropped to 31-3-3 with 14 KOs as his nine-fight winning streak came to an end. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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Redlands finishes unbeaten

first_imgLoma Linda currently holds the third-place spot in the Christian League. MIRAMONTE LEAGUE Bonita 59, Diamond Ranch 57 Sophomore center Chris Cunningham had 14 points and 12 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the visiting Panthers (16-9, 6-2) against the Bearcats. MAJESTIC LEAGUE Packinghouse Christian 78, Lake Arrowhead Christian 35 Junior guard Joel Pulliam scored 24 points with nine assists and senior forward Spencer Hirsch added 15 as the Bears (12-9, 8-2) defeated the visiting Eagles 4-14, 2-8). MT. BALDY LEAGUE Don Lugo 57, Montclair 53 Eric Sanabria scored 15 points as the Conquistadores (10-18, 6-5) defeated the Panthers in a tiebreaker game to advance to the playoffs for the first time in two years. The same scenario occurred to the teams last year, when Montclair won. Nate Ambriso scored 15 points for Don Lugo. SIERRA LEAGUE Chino Hills 56, Ayala 27 Nick Turner scored 24 points as the Huskies (21-6, 9-1) defeated the Bulldogs for their first outright league title in school history. Diamond Bar 59, Chino 48 Senior Mickey Dolentes scored 20 points, including six three-pointers as the Brahmas (16-11, 6-4) defeated the Cowboys to clinch a playoff spot. Jonathan Black scored 10 points for Diamond Bar. Alfred Martinez scored 21 points for Chino. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Alex Wolpe and Chris Duncan each scored 12 points as Redlands defeated Yucaipa, 76-35 in Citrus Belt League boys basketball Thursday night. The Terriers (21-4 overall, 13-0 league), winners of the CBL title, have won 17 of their last 18 games. Redlands East Valley 87, Rialto 63 John Howard-Holcombe scored 19 points and grabbed 21 rebounds as the Wildcats (17-9, 8-5) defeated the Knights. center_img Eisenhower 65, Carter 49 Nicholas Carter scored 15 points and Kauri Black and Alex Varner each had 13 points to lead the Eagles (13-13, 6-7) past the Lions. Andrew Bock scored 18 for Carter. CHRISTIAN LEAGUE Loma Linda Academy 56, Western Christian 22 Steven Catalon scored 20 points as the Roadrunners (19-7, 5-3) defeated the Lancers. last_img read more

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South African vehicle sales strong in 2011

first_img11 January 2012South African new vehicle sales remained strong in 2011, with figures released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) on Tuesday showing a 15.6 percent increase in total industry vehicles sales, to 570 012 units for the year.2011 proven to be a very successful year for the country’s vehicle industry due to high demand as a result of low interest rates, increased corporate activity and a number of new entry-level models entering the market.For the month of December 2011, Naamsa data also shows an 11 percent year-on-year increase in total industry vehicle sales, to 43 790 units.Chris De Kock, executive head of sales and marketing at WesBank, notes, however, that these figures exclude sales figures from one vehicle manufacturer. “If we assume that this manufacturer sold a similar number of vehicles in December 2011 as were sold in the previous month, we would actually be looking at year-on-year growth in December 2011 of around 16 percent.”WesBank book data also recorded an increase in credit applications in December 2011 to 91 091, compared with 88 429 recorded in the same period a year earlier.“This positive consumer trend was also reflected across other book data, with a further reduction in the replacement cycle and an increase in the new versus used car purchase ratio,” De Kock said.“Looking forward, we expect moderate growth on these figures in 2012 as a result of price increases feeding through and the likelihood of a rise in interest rates.“However, if market sales in 2012 match those seen last year, the industry should be reasonably happy.Sapalast_img read more

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Facebook’s New Privacy Policies: Live Blogging the Press Call

first_imgJust one privacy settings page from now on.A new transition tool will explain the new settings and recommend settings. It will suggest that users open up so their experience is richer. This tool will be rolled out in test format next week, figuring out which is most effective in communicating. Facebook is holding a press webcast and phone call this morning regarding upcoming changes to its privacy policies and features. It’s an ongoing story we’ve been following closely but as we wrote on Monday in our in-depth coverage of changes underway: Given the change underway and the company’s move to lobby governments around the world in favor of its privacy philosophy, we think it would be a good idea to have a more thorough public conversation about what that philosophy is.This morning’s call could be an important chapter in that conversation. We’ll be live blogging it below starting at 10am PST but we begin by laying out what we think the big questions are. Please feel free to contribute your questions in comments; we’ll likely get a chance to ask the company one question on the call. It could be yours.These are complicated and important matters. We’ll be live blogging the official presentation when it begins below these short discussions of what we think are the big questions. You can skip to the live blogged updates using this link.What Is Facebook’s Definition of Privacy?Facebook’s official privacy policy has long stated that you are in control of the information you chose to share. What does that mean, though? Until last week all users really only had two big choices about the visibility of their content: it was either public to everyone or visible to all their friends. Visibility to networks, like your school or city, was one of many complicating factors in a situation that confused most people. Saying that users have control over their information on Facebook has seemed like a stretch. It is very important to many Facebook users that at the very least, people not be given access to their information without approval.As we discussed earlier this week, though, real life doesn’t work like that – all public or all private. Our contemporary understanding of privacy in the real world supports the idea that some information can be shared with certain people in certain circumstances and remain private as long as that context is maintained. Facebook’s latest privacy option, so far rolled out only to users who have their default profile privacy set to public, is to allow shared updates and content to be visible only to certain people a user is connected to on Facebook. “This is my status update, but only let friends from work see this one, or don’t let family see this one.” It’s a radical change but one that makes a lot of sense. It’s not well implemented so far but it indicates a more sophisticated understanding of privacy on the part of Facebook.Right: Chris Kelly is Chief Privacy Officer & Head of Global Public Policy at Facebook and a candidate for the California Attorney General’s Office.Facebook has recently hired lobbyists in the US and the EU to advance its privacy philosophy. We hope to get more clarification on today’s call.How Will Facebook Resolve the Tension Between Open and Closed?We interviewed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in March 2008 and asked him about Data Portability, the movement calling for online information to be made transferable from site to site so that features and customization can be built on past activity and so users can truly own the data they created through that activity.Some people see data portability as functioning like the ability to move money from one bank to another based on quality of competing services. Your information is like your cash deposits. Other people see data portability as a threat to privacy; they are more concerned about being able to limit visibility of their information and they are willing to keep that information locked in to a particular website that does a good job protecting it.Zuckerberg said then that privacy is an essential pre-condition to data portability. Unless users know their wishes for keeping information private will be respected, they are unlikely to produce much information online that could be made portable. That makes sense. Zuckerberg also made statements in that interview a year and a half ago that foreshadowed last week’s changes to support more granular sharing.In the end, he told us that: “We are philosophically aligned [with the data portability movement]. We are pushing in our own way to make the world a more open place. It’s going to be good when it happens.”As Facebook has extended its grasp on user data around the web through Facebook Connect, the company’s system that lets you sign into other sites using your Facebook credentials, it has become clear that the company wants to be a full-service stop that users will not withdraw their data from. Unfortunately, that lock-in makes it even more important that users’ privacy wishes are respected – there’s no where else they can go without going social-history bankrupt.Some amount of increased openness is in Facebook’s best interest though, even in the short term. From global public search on the site (ala Twitter) to giving advertisers and application developers more access to user data in order to continue innovating – there is reason for Facebook to open up some. There are probably far more people in Iran using Facebook to publish information about the conflict there than there are Iranians using Twitter, for example, but outsiders can’t see those Facebook messages so Twitter is getting all the attention.How will Facebok resolve the tension between the pull towards openness and the importance of letting users hold their information close to themselves?How Can Users Trust Facebook?After the addition of the newsfeed angered a huge number of Facebook users on privacy grounds (it was kept, wisely, anyway) and after the Beacon advertising debacle sent news of Facebook users’ retail activities out to their friends (that was cut way back) – how can Facebook users trust that changes to the labyrinthine privacy texture of the site will be made in their best interests? Trust is going to be especially important as Facebook moves into online payment processing. You’ll likely be buying not just gag gifts on Facebook, but goods and services on-site and off using Facebook like you do PayPal today. If you trust Facebook, that is.Live Blog: Beginning at 10AM PSTLiveblog linkWatch this space and feel free to contribute your questions about privacy and Facebook in the comments section below.10:08 – The call is late in starting. Why? None of your business! (Privacy joke there.)10:13 – The call begins with Brandee Barker, director of communications. Giving a preview of new test features rolling out over the next few weeks. Designed to give better control over what gets shared and who it gets shared with.10:15 – Official blog post about today’s announcements will go to press in about 30 mins, go live on the Facebook site at 11:00.Chris Kelly says that privacy controls enhance the mission of sharing. Control, simplicity and connection are the three concepts he’ll discuss. Over time, privacy settings with too much complexity have complicated things too much.A few weeks ago people thought that the Facebook payment system was going to require payment for Facebook. (?) This isn’t going to effect what information gets shared with advertisers, FB still believes users control what info advertisers get.Control. When users control who gets the information, they share more. Regional networks are gone. Education and work networks are still valuable but regional networks caused confusion and loss of control. [That’s a shame, but will be less confusing.]FB believes that when tools are simple, more people will appreciate and use them. People have been confused about what they are sharing. [Everything sounding pretty right on so far.]Users will now have one privacy control tool throughout the site, with 4 or 5 options. Everyone, authenticated networks, friends of friends, confirmed friends or customized. [Customized should be higher priority imho. Saying specific things to specific people is the most common form of human communication.] Tags:#social networks#web marshall kirkpatrick There are two kinds of users, people who want to set granular controls and those who want one broad setting and trust everything will work out well.Users will sign into the site, they’ll see the transition tool, then they’ll see a confirmation screen and an opportunity to change. They’ll be able to set individual privacy on each post from the publisher.Presentation over, now question time! Here’s my question: it feels like you’re leaning toward encouraging sharing publicly, everyone is the first option on the list and specific things to specific people (“custom”) is under emphasized. Is that true and will outside developers get access to more of this data being shared more openly?I got to ask my question first. Here was the reply:They want to highlight the option to share with everyone publicly, it’s a difficult tension but we’re trying to highlight the option. We want people to be as open or as public as they want to be. Many people who are in networks search for friends but have a hard time telling the difference between people with similar names. We want to encourage people to be more open because we want to help people find and connect with eachother. By giving the post by post control you have the option in real time. Totally failed to discuss my question about access to the data by 3rd party developers!Next question: What is the definition of “everyone?” That is being defined as broadly as possible and will ultimately be indexable on and off-site. Next question clarifies about indexing by the major search engines: “not at this time, it is something we’re talking about.”We want people to become sensitive to what it means to share as broadly as possible, even though at roll out we’re not broadcasting things as broadly as possible.Jeremiah Owayng asks about why people say they care about privacy but don’t use the settings. Reply: we think it’s because the settings are too complicated. We’re working on making it simpler and making changes real-time.[Facebook exec keeps talking about “real time” information, but it seems like a loose and vague use of the term.]Question: Creepy friend recommendations, how do they happen? How does all this play into the open stream initiative and the bottom line.Answer: People granted permission to use email contact import, but you can x out recommended contacts. We have not and will not share user information without user permission.Carolyn McCarthy asked a question about the impact of regional network removal on local advertising. [boring! 😉 ]They say they are trying to reflect privacy settings already expressed in other situations. [I don’t believe that.]And…that’s the end of the call. Now time to think about what we heard! Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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