Prospect Smith to fight for first pro title

first_imgHarrow boxer Mitchell Smith is poised to fight for his first professional title.Smith, an ABA champion in 2011, is set to face Scott Moises for the southern area super-featherweight belt on 21 September.The bout will be at the newly named Copper Box Arena, which staged handball and modern pentathlon during last year’s Olympics.Moises, 25, from Norfolk, has a record of 7-7-1 and has been nominated to face Smith for the vacant title after champion Michael Devine opted to move up to lightweight.Smith (6-0) will be in action for the first time since a blistering first-round stoppage of Gavin Reid at Wembley Arena in April.He was due to fight at Wembley this weekend but had to withdraw for medical reasons.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fulham boss confident after Khan talks

first_imgFulham head coach Rene Meulensteen has held talks with club owner Shahid Khan and insists he has been given the American’s full backing.Meulensteen’s struggling side are bottom of the Premier League, having lost eight times in 11 league games since he took over from Martin Jol in December.The Whites’ 13-year stay in the top flight is in serious jeopardy and they face daunting fixtures against Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea in the coming weeks.Meulensteen has spoken to Khan.But Meulensteen believes his position is safe.He said: “I have been in contact with him. We are keeping good dialogue and he has given me his full support.“He told us to remain focused and optimistic. There are points to play for in the remaining games and we need to rise to the challenge.“It’s important to get the owner’s support but it’s even more important that I know the job I need to do with the players. That is what will turn things around.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Giants-Padres preview: Zaidi wasting little time shaking up roster

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–If Padres left-hander Eric Lauer does a double take when looking at the Giants lineup on Monday, it will be easy to understand why.Lauer was the pitcher who faced the Giants on Opening Day in San Diego when San Francisco started rookie Connor Joe and inexperienced newcomer Michael Reed in the corner outfield spots.Fewer than two weeks into the season, Lauer is again facing the Giants, but neither Joe nor Reed will be in the starting lineup. Neither will be at the ballpark, …last_img

Anti-corruption courses in African business schools could help end graft

first_imgEducation could be a valuable weapon in Africa’s fight against corruption. Three business schools – in Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa – already offer anti-graft coursework, and the results are positive.A billboard in Namibia spread the message of the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission, or ACC. Anti-corruption education, the authors say, must become a priority in African classrooms. (Image: Philip Schuler, World Bank)Shiv Tripathi and Ganka Daniel Nyamsogoro, Mzumbe UniversityCorruption touches our lives every day. It happens across the private sector as well as the public service in the realms of housing, education, health and agriculture. Its influence reaches dangerously further, too: it directly threatens sustainable development.Corruption takes many forms. This makes it almost impossible to definitively calculate its cost, though one estimate suggests that corruption amounts to more than 5% of global GDP.Research by the World Bank shows that about US$1-trillion is paid in bribes worldwide each year. Africa is home to several of the most corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International’s Corruption perception index.Corruption also makes it difficult for societies and economies to develop. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions in the world and it, along with the rest of the globe, is now gearing up to meet the sustainable development goals. Most of these goals are sadly vulnerable to corruption, whether in the realm of poverty eradication, access to health care or affordable energy.Education could be a valuable weapon in the continent’s fight against corruption. Three business schools in Africa are already putting this theory to the test by introducing an anti-corruption programme, sanctioned by the United Nations, into their classrooms.We piloted and researched their experiences for our new book, which outlines how anti-corruption education can be professionalised in business schools around the globe.The business of fighting corruptionResearch tells us that corruption can hamper the ability of a business to run well and profitably. It can affect the entire business supply chain and ultimately lessen an enterprise’s contribution to broader social and economic development.One estimate suggests that about 80% of Africa’s job creation and its economic output depends on small and medium enterprises.These are just some of the reasons that we believe anti-corruption education belongs in business schools. If the continent can produce business leaders who are able to identify and act against different forms of corruption, it will make a huge difference to economic growth and the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals.There is no single correct approach to embedding anti-corruption issues in education, but a great deal can be learned from available frameworks. One of these is the UN-sanctioned Principles for Responsible Management Education Anti-Corruption Toolkit.The toolkit was developed by a group of nearly 40 management scholars from around the world. The project was funded by the Siemens Integrity Initiative and the first draft was launched in 2012. It has since been tested and refined at 14 business schools in India, Eastern Europe, Europe, South America and Africa.The toolkit is continuously updated. It offers case studies and research about corruption which can be introduced into a classroom for discussion. It also has a section dedicated to teaching methods, which helps to guide those lecturers who have never tackled this complex topic before.In Africa, the toolkit was piloted in three different schools, which each applied it to different courses. Nigeria’s Lagos Business School adopted its contents into the MBA programme curriculum. Stellenbosch University in South Africa tested it through an ethics course for managers. At Mzumbe University in Tanzania, it was used in regular postgraduate level courses and in executive education programmes.At Mzumbe, the toolkit was used to start discussions about how integrating East Africa could minimise corruption and how to deal with ethical dilemmas in cross-cultural settings. The toolkit also provided material for a 12-hour programme that taught established professionals about ethical compliance in procurement.Other pilot sites used the toolkit to link the impact of corruption to a particular business context. Students were encouraged to share their own experiences and to envision the adverse impacts their crooked business decisions might have on their own and others’ quality of life.Feedback from the students was very positive at all pilot business schools.Sharing the lessonsThe major challenge for anti-corruption education lies in its integration with existing curricula. Students enrol for higher education seeking knowledge and the skills they’ll need to follow a particular career path. They will respond best to being taught about anti-corruption measures if they know this will be useful in their working lives. If businesses want to minimise corruption, they must emphasise ethical values and skill sets when recruiting business schools graduates.Beating corruption will require a collective effort from more than just business schools and corporate leaders. But anti-corruption education has an important role to play in this fight. It must become a priority in African classrooms.Shiv Tripathi is professor of Business Management, and Ganka Daniel Nyamsogoro is associate professor and dean, at Mzumbe University. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.last_img read more

How Does the Cloud Affect Podcasting?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting I am moderating a discussion about podcasting this morning at the Webvisions conference here in Portland, Oregon. My interest in podcasting these days centers around how cloud computing is affecting the medium, so I thought it would be fun to explore the issue with the podcasters assembled for the event.But, first, how about you? How is podcasting being affected by the advent of cloud computing? I will be taking questions from the online audience. To ask a question, please comment here or use the tag #wv2010. You may also direct questions to the Twitter account: @podcasthotel.So, what are the factors in the cloud that affect podcasting? Here are a few top-level views.CollaborationServices allow for deeper levels of collaboration on everything from commenting to the actual production of a show. Wikis, distributed social networks and even production tools provide a level of collaboration in the cloud that did not really exist back in the early days.For example, GarageBand has a number of Web counterparts such as Ohm Studio. Ohm is designed for music production but as Podcasting News points out, it can easily be used to develop podcasts, too. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Related Posts StorageThe cloud provides a number of options for storing media. Cloud services can sync files, keeping them at minimal cost. This serves as one way to keep costs down.Amazon, for instance, offers, CloudFront. From Amazon:Amazon CloudFront delivers your static and streaming content using a global network of edge locations. Requests for your objects are automatically routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance. Amazon CloudFront works seamlessly with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) which durably stores the original, definitive versions of your files. Like other Amazon Web Services, there are no contracts or monthly commitments for using Amazon CloudFront – you pay only for as much or as little content as you actually deliver through the service.Dynamic RangeAs Josh Bancroft says, it’s the ability to use media anywhere, any time on any device. And that provides flexibility and a greater dynamic range of hardware capabilities.That means Josh can justify a 17-inch MacBook Pro he keep at his house but can also access any media from his iPad or iPhone. Where before, in a device-centric world of storage, he would have had to compromise on what gave him more portability.Podcasting is going through some interesting changes. The business is more viable, which is due in part to the lower costs and greater distribution that social networking provides. alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Labour department gets new building complex

first_imgNew buildings for Labour Department were inaugurated at Melmonavoor in Anaicut constituency in Vellore district. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami inaugurated these 12 office building under one roof through video conferencing programme from the Secretariat on Friday.Built at a cost of ₹4.25 crore, the building comprises the offices of Joint Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner (Conciliation ) I, Assistant Commissioner (Conciliation) II, Assistant Labour Commissioner (Enforcement), Assistant Commissioner (Social Defence Scheme)-Vellore, Labour Deputy Inspector-Vellore, Labour Assistant Inspectors Division 1 to 4, Stamp Inspector 1 and 2.Additional Labour Commissioner, A. Yasmin Begum lighted the traditional lamp to mark the inauguration at the new sprawling complex. Joint Commissioner (Labour) B. Madhavan, Public Works Department Executive Engineer, S. Sankaralingam, were part of the event.last_img read more

Crunchman Alex Cabagnot left in awe of Mark Nonoy’s clutch heroics

first_imgColombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag “When he shot that three-pointer I had to stand up from my seat,” said Cabagnot in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “Coach Chris [Gavina] and I talk about encouraging and you know we shot a lot of three-pointers [11-of-44].”“The best thing we could do in encourage and when he shot that shot there was no doubt in my mind, especially coach Chris’ that it would go in,” added Cabagnot.Nonoy said that his sudden outburst just came out of nowhere especially when he scored just seven points in the first three quarters.“I don’t know where that came from and I think I had that confidence from my coaches and I was actually surprised that I did that,” said Nonoy who finished with 23 points.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Alex Cabagnot has hit numerous clutch shots for San Miguel in the PBA that it has gotten hard to keep track.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gerry Abadiano determined to deliver NU Bullpups another NBTC crown LATEST STORIES MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting And his resume of late-game heroics has made him appreciate another man’s work even more.Cabagnot was serving as the assistant coach for Team Hustle in the 2019 NBTC National Finals Division I All-Star Game when he bore witness to the greatness of Mark Nonoy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTeam Hustle trailed 76-75 against Team Heart midway through the fourth quarter when Nonoy decided to go mental.Nonoy went on a personal 14-6 run capped off with a booming three-pointer against two defenders for the 89-82 lead with 34.7 seconds left in the game. Cabagnot was no doubt in awe of Nonoy but he knows the incoming collegiate freshman for University of Santo Tomas still has a lot to work on.“He still has a lot to improve but he’s under a good program and a good coach,” said Cabagnot who also works as an assistant for University of the Philippines. “The best thing he could do is listen to the coach, to the elders around him, and also to the alumni.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more