49ers’ Dwight Clark the focus of new NFL Network profile

first_imgLate 49ers legend Dwight Clark will be the subject of “A Football Life” profile premiering on the NFL Network at 5 p.m. PT Friday on the NFL Network.The hour-long program, produced by NFL Films, features Clark’s final on-camera interview, as well as interviews with former teammates, including Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Roger Craig, Brent Jones and Keena Turner. Also interviewed: former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo and team president Carmen Policy, wife Kelly Clark and others.Among …last_img read more

Oxford University reflects on SA’s freedom journey

first_img24 April 2014 Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will deliver the keynote address at a high-level academic conference reflecting on South Africa’s first 20 years of democracy at Oxford University in the UK on Friday. The two-day event will be preceded on Thursday evening by a special performance of Matthew Hahn’s The Robben Island Bible, with a post-performance reception sponsored by Brand South Africa. Friday will open with a series of panel discussions, followed by Motlanthe’s address in the afternoon, and in the evening a plenary session involving Wits University vice- chancellor Professor Adam Habib, political analyst and commentator Professor Xolela Mangcu, former Constitutional Court judge Kate O’Regan and former leader of the opposition Tony Leon. The plenary will be chaired by award-winning South African writer and scholar Jonny Steinberg. Further panels, including sessions looking at the African National Congress (ANC) in power and South Africa’s upcoming national election, will take place on Saturday, along with a number of new book launches.Motlanthe on working visit to UK Deputy President Motlanthe, who kicked off a four-day working visit to the UK on Wednesday, will also be the guest of honour at the South African High Commission’s Freedom Day reception. He is also expected to engage with high-level business people, as well as attend a meeting with representatives of the South African Diaspora during his visit. According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa and the United Kingdom “have long-standing historic relations that cover a wide spectrum and have a far-reaching impact. “The United Kingdom is one of the important sources of foreign direct investment into South Africa from Europe, with total investment for the period January 2009 to June 2012 at R44.3-billion,” the department said in a statement on Tuesday. “In 2012, the United Kingdom was South Africa’s seventh-largest export market. It also continues to be one of the important sources of long-haul tourists to South Africa.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

‘Humble’ Pumas move atop Liga MX

first_imgLiga MX Pumas atop Liga MX but staying humble after two victories Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 1 year ago 08:49 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nicolas Castillo Pumas Ronaldo Schemidt Liga MX Pumas Pumas v Atlas Atlas After finishing dead last in the Apertura, Pumas are atop the league after two weeks, but new manager David Patino knows there’s still plenty to do The Liga MX leader after Jornada 2 is a surprising but familiar face. Pumas’ 3-1 win over Atlas on Sunday afternoon means coach David Patino’s men are one of just two teams to take all six points out of the first possible six. The other, Leon, has scored fewer goals and sits second. Far less important than being the superlider after two weeks is how Patino has Pumas fans dreaming again.The former Pumas forward has rejuvenated the current crop of Pumas’ forwards, with Nicolas Castillo already up to four goals in two games and Matias Alustiza adding one today as a reward for his strong work alongside the Chilean.The two wins were different. Pumas needed an aggressive comeback at the Estadio Hidalgo to top Pachuca after falling behind 2-0 early last week. It was obvious Sunday that they weren’t going to make the same mistake. Jesus Gallardo found Castillo in the sixth minute with a gorgeous pass from his left foot. Castillo brought down the ball and beat Cristopher Toselli to give the home side the early lead. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player #NoTeLoPierdasG⚽⚽⚽L de Nicolás [email protected] 1-0 @atlasfc #Jornada2 #Clausura2018 #LIGABancomerMX⚽ #SienteTuLiga ⚽ #AbrazadosPorElFutbol pic.twitter.com/4yVdEKp0r2— LIGA Bancomer MX (@LIGABancomerMX) January 14, 2018It again was Castillo creating issues for the opposing defense on Pumas’ second goal. The 24-year-old pressured Atlas right back Juan Vigon into a poor pass for Leiton Jimenez. The Atlas center back coughed up possession and Castillo pounced, setting up Alustiza and sending Pumas into the halftime break with a two-goal lead.Nicolas Castillo Pumas Juan Vigon AtlasCastillo confirmed the victory by winning and converting a penalty just after the hour mark as the Estadio Universitario was able to celebrate a victory for the first time since Oct. 17, 2017. Pumas didn’t let go of the momentum with even Ravel Morrison’s beautiful goal from a free kick failing to dampen their enthusiasm.#NoTeLoPierdasG⚽⚽⚽L de Ravel [email protected] 3-1 @atlasfc #Jornada2 #Clausura2018 #LIGABancomerMX⚽ #SienteTuLiga ⚽ #AbrazadosPorElFutbol pic.twitter.com/ld61n9ZZdn— LIGA Bancomer MX (@LIGABancomerMX) January 14, 2018After all, this once-great team – the runner-up as recently as the 2015 Apertura – finished dead last in Liga MX in the recently concluded Apertura. Patino took over as the interim coach after Paco Palencia was fired, but sticking with the former Pumas player seemed like a move of convenience more than brilliance after Patino ran off a few draws but also struggled to get victories. The early results in this tournament say otherwise – that while Palencia wasn’t a young Mexican manager who has what it takes to lead Pumas into a successful new era, the 50-year-old Patino is.The attack is thriving with Castillo getting a boost from Alustiza playing behind him and with Marcelo Diaz and David Cabrera in the midfield looking to get the ball forward after winning it. At the back, Alejandro Arribas looks like an improvement at center back next to Luis Quintana, though the Spaniard had to leave Sunday’s game with an injury.It’s the first time since the 2011 Apertura that Pumas have won their first two matches, but Patino isn’t getting ahead of himself.”I’m really happy with the two matches, but this is just getting started. We’re not going to (celebrate prematurely) or change our style,” Patino said after Sunday’s win. “Humility above everything and work. That’s it.”Staying humble is at the center of Patino’s model, but Pumas’ fans will have extra swagger around Mexico City and beyond this week. Their team is in first place, and they’re dreaming of big things once again.last_img read more

Minister Shaw Pleased with Private-Sector Interest in Former Sugar-Cane Lands

first_imgMinister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says he is pleased with the interest from the private sector in the use of former sugar-cane lands for agricultural ventures.He said that the Ministry completed an audit of Government-owned lands managed by the SCJ Holdings Limited and “invited private-sector investors to partner with us by leasing the lands no longer needed for sugar-cane production to cultivate appropriate crops”.“I am pleased to inform you that the response, to date, has been very favourable, and we look forward to getting these lands into production in the shortest possible time,” he noted.“Our vision is to see our irrigable lands in full agricultural production, where we can provide high-quality, primary and value-added products for both the local and international markets, including CARICOM and the tourism industry,” he added.He was speaking at the opening of the Caribbean Urban Forum 2018 at the University of Technology on Wednesday (June 27).Minister Shaw said that events such as the Caribbean Urban Forum can help with spreading the message of the need to have more private investments in agriculture, not only in Jamaica, but the entire region.The Caribbean Urban Forum, being held from June 27 to 29, is designed to address specific policy issues within the Caribbean urban sector and further advance land-use planning and urban management within the region.More than 200 participants from countries across the region are in attendance, including land-use practitioners, policymakers, academics and allied professionals interested in urban and management issues within the Caribbean.last_img read more

Recent signed law from Rep Farrington enhances child pornography penalties

first_img Categories: Farrington News,News 19Dec Recent signed law from Rep. Farrington enhances child pornography penalties Proposal set in motion in wake of Larry Nassar scandalLegislation proposed by state Rep. Diana Farrington enacting sentencing guidelines within new penalties for possession, production and distribution of child pornography was recently signed by the Governor.Under previous law, an individual who knowingly possessed or sought to gain possession of sexual material involving children could be guilty of a felony punishable by up to four years in prison. House Bill 5661, now Public Act 374 of 2018, imposes a 10-year maximum sentence for the new crime of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material.The proposal also has a 15-year maximum for distributing, promoting or financing the distribution of the material and a 25-year maximum for producing the material.“The heinous acts of Larry Nassar pressed us into action. We needed to work quickly and effectively to keep our children safe,” said Farrington, of Utica. “I’m pleased we were able to come together and roll out solutions that will harshly penalize individuals who engage in this awful behavior and hopefully prevent such incidents from occurring again.”In addition to Nassar’s sexual abuse while working in a variety of different medical capacities, one of his lesser publicized offenses was his vast collection of child pornography. An FBI raid revealed that Nassar was in possession of at least 37,000 images and videos of child pornography. This material allegedly depicted children as young as infants, as well as personal videos of himself sexually assaulting girls under the age of 12. Nassar pleaded guilty to three federal charges related to child pornography in federal court.Farrington’s bill was one of five signed as part of ongoing, bipartisan Nassar-related efforts that have taken place during the 2018-19 legislative term.last_img read more

Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts

Facebook may remove content, add warnings if content may be disturbing to some users while not violating standards, or notify the police in case of a “specific, imminent and credible threat to human life” Responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.Despite this, the group said fake profiles still make up 3-4 percent of all active accounts.It claimed to detect almost 100 percent of spam and to have removed 837 million posts assimilated to spam over the same period.Facebook pulled or slapped warnings on nearly 30 million posts containing sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech during the first quarter.Improved technology using artificial intelligence had helped it act on 3.4 million posts containing graphic violence, nearly three times more than it had in the last quarter of 2017.In 85.6 percent of the cases, Facebook detected the images before being alerted to them by users, said the report, issued the day after the company said about 200 apps had been suspended on its platform as part of an investigation into misuse of private user data.The figure represents between 0.22 and 0.27 percent of the total content viewed by Facebook’s more than two billion users from January through March.”In other words, of every 10,000 content views, an estimate of 22 to 27 contained graphic violence,” the report said.Responses to rule violations include removing content, adding warnings to content that may be disturbing to some users while not violating Facebook standards; and notifying law enforcement in case of a “specific, imminent and credible threat to human life”.Improved IT also helped Facebook take action against 1.9 million posts containing terrorist propaganda, a 73 percent increase. Nearly all were dealt with before any alert was raised, the company said. Explore further Sarcasm needs human touch”It may take a human to understand and accurately interpret nuances like… self-referential comments or sarcasm,” the report said, noting that Facebook aims to “protect and respect both expression and personal safety”.Facebook took action against 2.5 million pieces of hate speech content during the period, a 56 increase over October-December. But only 38 percent had been detected through Facebook’s efforts—the rest flagged up by users. The posts that keep the Facebook reviewers the busiest are those showing adult nudity or sexual activity—quite apart from child pornography, which is not covered by the report.Some 21 million such posts were handled in the period, a similar number to October-December 2017.That was less than 0.1 percent of viewed content—which includes text, images, videos, links, live videos or comments on posts—Facebook said, adding it had dealt with nearly 96 percent of the cases before being alerted to them.Facebook has come under fire for showing too much zeal on this front, such as removing images of artwork tolerated under its own rules.In March, Facebook apologised for temporarily removing an advert featuring French artist Eugene Delacroix’s famous work “Liberty Leading the People” because it depicts a bare-breasted woman.Facebook’s head of global policy management Monika Bicket said the group had kept a commitment to recruit 3,000 more staff to lift the numbers dedicated to enforcing standards to 7,500 at the start of this year. © 2018 AFP Facebook apologised in March for temporarily removing an advert featuring French artist Eugene Delacroix’s famous work “Liberty Leading the People” because it depicts a bare-breasted woman Facebook details policing for sex, terror, hate content It attributed the increase to the enhanced use of photo detection technology.Hate speech is harder to police using automated methods, however, as racist or homophobic hate speech is often quoted on posts by their targets or activists. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts (2018, May 15) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-facebook-million-fake-accounts.html Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces “community standards” against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech. read more