Google reviewed all requests for user data and pushed back on “overly broad ones” to protect the privacy of users, it added.The Washington Post newspaper reported earlier on Friday that Google would stop responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong authorities, implying the company would now treat Hong Kong effectively the same as mainland China in such dealings.The national security law has drawn criticism from the administration of US President Donald Trump and further raised US-China tensions after Washington’s decision to end the former British colony’s special status under US law.Read also: Over 2,500 games removed from Apple’s China App Store after loophole shuts: Data firmGoogle notified Hong Kong police on Thursday that it would direct officials to pursue any requests for data through a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the United States, which involves routing through the US Justice Department, the Washington Post reported.In July, Facebook Inc, Google and Twitter Inc suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong.Tech companies have long operated freely in Hong Kong, a financial hub where internet access has been unaffected by the firewall imposed in mainland China, which blocks Google, Twitter and Facebook.Topics : Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would no longer provide data in response to requests from Hong Kong authorities following the enactment of a new national security law imposed by China.The US tech giant had not produced any data since the sweeping new law took force in June and would not directly respond to such requests henceforth, it added.”As always, authorities outside the US may seek data needed for criminal investigations through diplomatic procedures,” Google said in an emailed statement.
“We would not reach where we are nowwere it not for these external audits that we willingly submit to. This isinstrumental in ensuring that our vision to be a globally leading institutionproviding high quality training and education be met,” according to Sebastian. JBLFMU denied reports it could berecommended for closure due to alleged non-compliance with Maritime IndustryAuthority (MARINA) regulations and European Maritime Safety Agency Audit(EMSA). “In fact, this would be the third timethe agency has audited the university and as of the past two audits, we havehad no problems meeting the standard,” said Sebastian.Audits are opportunities for improvement, he added. Other maritime schools set for EMSAaudit are the Asian Institute for Maritime Studies in Pasay City, PhilippineMerchant Marine School in Las Piñas City, Our Lady of Fatima University inQuezon City, University of Cebu-Maritime Education and Training Center,Philippine Maritime Institute in Bohol, BIT International College in Bohol,PNTC Colleges in Manila, and Philippine Merchant Marine Academy in Zambales. “The story was taken out of contextand was published with lacking information,” stressed Sebastian. “More so, for a maritime educationalinstitution,” said Sebastian. This year, the EMSA audit will be fromFeb. 24 to March 13. ILOILO City – The closure of John B.Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU), a top maritime school in thecountry based here, could displace thousands of students. But “there is notruth to it,” according to its chief executive officer Dr. Ronald RaymondLacson Sebastian. A national newspaper reported MARINAas having said during a recent hearing of the House of Representatives’Committee on Transportation that 61 of the 91 maritime schools in the countryhave been recommended for closure for failing to meet the InternationalConvention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping forSeafarers. JBLFMU has always been open to EMSAaudits, according to Sebastian. For his part, Sebastian said, “We areconfidently committed to producing globally competent professionals in theservice of maritime. This we do to continue the legacy of my grandfather,Captain John B. Lacson, a legacy to make the maritime profession honorable andnoble.”/PN “The MARINA recommendation for closureof the 61 schools is a different matter to the EMSA audit where JBLFMU ismentioned. We have always been compliant to MARINA standards and in fact weremain a benchmark for maritime education for the agency,” stressed Sebastian. According to Captain Luis Evidente,executive assistant to the CEO of JBLFMU, the last time their school wasaudited by EMSA, results showed it did not have deficiencies, but other schoolsdid. CHED will issue a compliance report tothe school concerned and such school has to act on it, said Evidente. “Angpinakadulo nyan, if ‘di pa rinacceptable, the school may be closed down,” said Evidente. Evidente agreed. “This is why ang status sang John B. Lacson as a university, we are at Level 4. We haveautonomous campuses that produce thousands of very successful graduates. We areconsidered one of the top maritime schools in the country,” he said. The MARINA evaluation, on the otherhand, is another matter, said Evidente, but the closure of schools withdeficiencies is “not outright”, he stressed. EMSA is a European Union (EU) agencycharged with reducing the risk of maritime accidents, marine pollution fromships and the loss of human lives at sea by helping enforce standardspeculiar to the EU. He also said the Commission on HigherEducation (CHED) plays a part in the evaluation process. JBLFMU has been given Level 4accreditation by the Philippine Association of Colleges andUniversities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCUOA), the highestaccreditation in the country for an educational institution. In the case of JBLFMU, said Evidente,the most recent MARINA evaluation showed the university having no majorproblems or deficiencies. CHED and MARINA will then check ifthere has been satisfactory compliance. Since JBLFMU is one of the leadingmaritime schools in the Philippines, a country which is a major provider ofmanpower to EU vessels, EMSA regularly audits the university, Evidenteexplained. MARINA did not identify these schoolsthereby fuelling speculations and anxiety. JBLFMU has campuses in the cities ofIloilo and Bacolod.
Larry G. Denham, 71, of Brookville, was born on May 7, 1948 in Batesville, and died on Monday, March 30, 2020. He was the son of the late Grover and Edith (Jones) Denham. Larry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie Faye Denham (Brandenburg); six siblings: Jeanette, Ronald, Sandy, Beverley, Wayne, and Patty; three children: Lisa (Clyde) Gordon of Owentown, KY, Buddy Denham of Brookville, IN, and Angela (Kenneth) Cox of Laurel, IN; twelve grandchildren: Kristi, Andrew, Kati, Ashley, Woody, Natasha, Hannah, Derick, Damon, Kenneth II, David, and Shayna; and twelve great-grandchildren: Trey, Zayden, Bryson, Paisley, Ziah, Bailey, Keegan, Nelly, Otto, Cooper, Hudson, and Edith.Larry and Bonnie enjoyed many vacations all over but their favorites were the mountains of Tennessee and Myrtle Beach with their children and especially their oldest grandchildren. Larry enjoyed his Monday night rides with the Brokeass Bikers and taking pictures of everything and anything, mainly of his family and friends. Through his many motorcycle adventures he traveled to 49 of the 50 states and across Canada. The only reason why he didn’t ride the 50th state is he couldn’t physically drive there. In the summer when he wasn’t on his Harley, he was poolside with the ones that he loved the most, his wife, his children and grandchildren.Arrangements to celebrate Larry’s life will be held at a later date. For more information or to send condolences or memories, go to www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Staff assisted the family with the arrangements and are honored to serve Larry’s family.
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Italy’s football federation has begun to draw up medical guidelines for a possible restart of Serie A, which has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The FIGC said its medical committee held a video conference on Wednesday to “analyse and define a guarantee protocol for football in the event that sports activities are allowed to resume.” Serie A was roughly two-thirds of the way through the season when it was interrupted and the FIGC wants to complete the campaign to reduce financial damage. It has said it is prepared to continue until September or October if necessary. Italy has been one of the world’s worst hit countries by the coronavirus outbreak and its death toll rose to 15,362 on Wednesday with a total of 124,632 cases. A number of Serie A footballers are among those who have been infected. “If and when we should get the green light for a gradual re-start, the world of football must be ready,” said FIGC president Gabriele Gravina. “Given the role that football plays in Italian society, I am convinced that we can make an important contribution to the whole country.” It said the protocol would include which tests should be conducted on players who have had the virus with “particular attention to the respiratory and cardiovascular system.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19FIGCGabriele GravinaSerie A
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is set to join Toronto FC on Monday, according to reports in Canada. The Toronto Sun has reported that “Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe will be unveiled as TFC’s newest Designated Player Monday morning”. No direct mention of Defoe appeared on the club’s own official website, but an image on the home page carries the words “It’s a bloody big deal”, accompanied by Monday’s date. Press Association That link leads to a video, posted by Toronto FC on YouTube and described by the Toronto Sun as “a cheeky (club) marketing campaign”, of a man in a white polo shirt sitting in what resembles an English cafe. The man drinks from a cup of tea before spitting the drink out in shock at what he has seen on a television screen, before Toronto’s logo appears beside him. Should Defoe head to Major League Soccer, he will do so following 15-and-a-half years in English football and nine with Tottenham, split across two spells which have yielded 142 goals. That tally leaves him fifth among the club’s all-time leading goalscorers. He has scored nine this season, two in September 24’s Premier League win over Aston Villa with the rest coming in the Europa League. He has struggled to break into the starting line-up under coaches Andre Villas-Boas and his replacement Tim Sherwood, though, with Roberto Soldado and most recently Emmanuel Adebayor preferred.
Elsewhere around the majors:— The Angels ended the Athletics’ nine-game winning streak as Mike Trout ripped a solo homer in the eighth inning to lead Los Angeles to a 10-9 victory. Trout homered twice for the Angels, who also received two-run blasts from Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN’) and Shohei Ohtani (SHOH’-hay oh-TAH’-nee).— Lance McCullers carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of the Astros’ 6-4 win over the Giants. The no-hit bid ended when Donovan Solano hit a two-out double to run his hitting streak to 15 games. Michael Brantley laced a two-run double, Carlos Correa drove in a pair and Martin Maldonado (mahr-TEEN’ mal-doh-NAH’-doh) smacked a solo homer for Houston.— Six pitchers combined on a four-hitter to carry the Padres past the Dodgers, 2-1. Austin Hedges tied it with a fifth-inning homer and Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth.— Didi Gregorius (greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) launched a grand slam and Bryce Harper blasted a three-run shot in the Phillies’ 13-8 pounding of the Braves. Aaon Nola allowed one run and two hits while striking out 10 in eight innings of his first victory since last August. TENNIS-US OPEN WITHDRAWALSFormer champ pulls out of US OpenNEW YORK (AP) — 2004 U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is adding her name to the growing group of players withdrawing from the Grand Slam tennis tournament because of the coronavirus pandemic.Three of the top seven women in the rankings, including No. 1 Ash Barty, have pulled out of the U.S. Open. So has defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal.PRESIDENTS CUP Update on the latest sports Associated Press Ayton sat out the first quarter after missing his coronavirus test on Sunday. He tested negative on Monday and helped the Suns dominate after they carried a 37-23 deficit into the second quarter.Phoenix was 26-39 when the season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Suns now find themselves within 1 1/2 games of a Western Conference playoff berth.In Monday’s other NBA action:— Chris Boucher scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Raptors defeat the Bucks, 114-106. Rookie Matt Thomas scored a season-high 22 points and Norman Powell added 21 for Toronto. Bucks forward and reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) missed the game after undergoing oral surgery. — The Lakers’ three-game losing streak is over after Kyle Kuzma (KOOZ’-muh) drained a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds in a 124-121 thriller over the Nuggets. LeBron James pumped in 29 points, dished out 12 assists and hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Anthony Davis had 27 points and Kuzma 25 for Los Angeles. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSMountain West delays football seasonUNDATED (AP) — Will there be any college football this season? — Jimmy Butler returned from a foot injury and contributed 19 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals in guiding the Heat to a 114-92 romp over the Pacers. Derrick Jones scored 18 off the Miami bench and the Heat kept T.J. Warren to 12 points on 5 for 14 shooting in 29 minutes. —The short-handed Mavericks rallied from a 22-point deficit in the second half to stun the Jazz 122-114. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavericks with 27 points and Seth Curry added 22. The Mavericks’ biggest comeback since 2016 means they still have a slim shot at earning the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.NHL-PANTHERS-TALLON OUTTallon, Panthers part waysUNDATED (AP) — The Florida Panthers will have a new general manager next season, making the announcement that Dale Tallon is leaving the franchise after 10 years. MLB-INDIANS-FRANCONAFrancona returns to Indians bench TuesdayUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will return to the team Tuesday against the Cubs after missing more than a week so he could deal with a gastrointestinal condition. Francona has missed Cleveland’s past eight games with the gastrointestinal issue, which has bothered him since spring training. The 61-year-old skipped the Indians’ weekend trip to Chicago to get extra rest. In other MLB news: — Kole Calhoun cracked a solo homer and had three RBIs as part of the Diamondbacks’ 12-8 pounding of the Rockies. Ketel (keh-TEHL’) Marte and David Peralta (peh-RAHL’-tah) each had four of Arizona’s 18 hits.— Nico Goodrum was 4-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in the Tigers’ fourth consecutive win, 5-1 against the White Sox. JaCoby Jones smacked a two-run, inside-the-park homer in the seventh to cap the scoring.— Kevin Kiermaier hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning and Manuel Margot (mahn-WEHL’ mahr-GOH’) had four of the Rays’ 16 hits in an 8-7 decision over the Red Sox. Kiermaier had three RBIs as Tampa Bay won for the fourth time in five games.— Eddie Rosario belted a grand slam in the third inning and the Twins stopped a four-game skid by downing the Brewers, 4-2. Randy Dobnak allowed a run and four hits over five innings to move to 3-1.— The Mariners rolled to a 10-2 win at Texas as Kyle Seager crushed a grand slam and Kyle Lewis added a three-run shot. Dylan Moore added a solo shot and three RBIs to back winning pitcher Justin Dunn, who gave up two runs over six innings. — President Donald Trump has joined Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (sas) and a number of coaches in the push to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown. A growing number of athletes have spoken out in support of saving the season. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says the Wolverines have shown players can be safe after they return to school. Sasse wrote a letter to Big Ten school presidents and chancellors saying that players will likely be safer with football than without, because of the “structure and discipline of football programs.”— Old Dominion is canceling its fall sports season because of the coronavirus pandemic. President John Broderick said he knows student-athletes and fans will be disappointed, but playing “posed too great a risk.” MLB-SCHEDULENats batter Matz and MetsUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Nationals entered Monday’s action with a .236 batting average and were ranked next-to-last in the majors with 10 home runs. The defending World Series champs broke out in a big way by pummeling Steven Matz and the New York Mets. Tallon’s contract as president of hockey operations and general manager expired July 1. It was extended by Panthers owner Vincent Viola to get through the remainder of a season that was stretched out by the coronavirus pandemic. The Panthers were eliminated from the playoffs on Friday, falling to the New York Islanders in four games. In other NHL news:— The Rangers won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery and will have the first overall pick, giving them a shot at selecting Alexis Lafreniere. The Rangers were among eight teams that lost in the qualifying round of the playoffs with a chance to claim quite a consolation prize. The league’s bottom seven teams ended up not winning the first phase of the lottery in June. — The Hockey Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction because of the pandemic. The ceremony was to have taken place Nov. 16 in Toronto. The 2020 class was announced in June and featured forward Jarome Iginla, winger Marian Hossa (HOH’-sah), defensemen Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, Canadian women’s goaltender Kim St. Pierre and longtime general manager Ken Holland. August 11, 2020 — Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. Kelly hasn’t allowed a run over 6 1/3 innings in seven games this season, allowing five hits and five walks. Lefty Adam Kolarek was recalled from the alternate training site to replace Kelly.NBA-SCHEDULEBooker’s 35 help Suns top Thunder, remain perfect in restartLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have continued their stunning winning streak since the NBA restart.The Suns are 6-0 at Lake Buena Vista following a convincing 128-101 thumping of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Devin Booker dropped in 35 points and Phoenix center Deandre Ayton finished with 10 points and six rebounds in just over 17 minutes. — Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano says Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón made a crude remark about his mother that prompted a benches-clearing incident Sunday. Laureano said Cintrón began jawing at him when Laureano reacted angrily after being hit by a pitch from Houston rookie Humberto Castellanos. Athletics manager Bob Melvin wants Cintrón punished harshly by Major League Baseball.— Diamondbacks ace Madison Bumgarner has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain. The left-hander allowed six runs on five hits in two innings against the Padres on Sunday to remain winless since signing a five-year, $85 million deal. The four-time All-Star has a 9.35 ERA after Sunday’s start.— Indians starter Mike Clevinger will be quarantined and undergo testing after violating COVID-19 protocols during the team’s weekend trip to Chicago. On Sunday, Indians right-hander Zach Plesac (PLEE’-sak) was sent home from Chicago in a rental car after he went out with friends following his start on Saturday, a violation of the team’s code of conduct.— The Rays have placed right-hander Charlie Morton on the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in his pitching shoulder. The move comes one day after Morton was removed from a start against the New York Yankees in the third inning. Morton is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in four starts this season. — Mets hurler Marcus Stroman has opted out of the rest of the season due to concerns over the pandemic. Stroman was recovering from a torn calf muscle and was in line to possibly make his season debut next week against the Marlins in Miami. He is scheduled to become a free agent after the season and is the second Met to opt out of the season, joining outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH’-nehs SEHS’-peh-dehs). The Mountain West has become the second FBS conference to postpone its football season, punting on the fall with an eye toward playing in the spring.A person involved in the decision told The Associated Press the Mountain West would not play any sports in the fall. The 12-team Mountain West joins the Mid-American Conference as leagues from the highest tier of NCAA Division I football to bail on the fall season and hope to make a go of it in the spring. The Mountain West features Boise State, Air Force and San Diego State, each of which were ranked at some point last year.A Big Ten spokesman said no votes on fall sports had been taken by its presidents and chancellors as of Monday afternoon, and the powerful Southeastern Conference made clear it was not yet ready to shutter its fall season. However, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey posted on Twitter that he doesn’t know if college football can be played during the COVID-19 pandemic. In other college sports developments: MLB-CARDINALS POSTPONEMENTSMore cancellations for the CardinalsST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals continue to have their schedule altered after eight players tested positive for the coronavirus.Major League Baseball has announced that the Cardinals’ scheduled Thursday doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers has been postponed. MLB and the Cards believe it is prudent to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. MLB has seen 29 games postponed by the coronavirus, 15 involving the Cardinals. All-Star catcher Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina is among the Redbirds who have tested positive for COVID-19. Asdrubal (as-DROO’-bul) Cabrera homered twice as part of the Nats’ 17-hit attack in a 16-4 thrashing of the Mets. Cabrera was 4-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored for the Nationals, who had scored just four runs in dropping their previous three completed games.Trea Turner and Juan Soto also homered for Washington.Matz was reached for eight runs over 4 1/3 innings, six days after the Nats tagged him for five runs in just three innings.Winning pitcher Patrick Corbin held New York to one earned run over six innings.Mets infielder Luis Guillorme (gee-OHR’-may) worked a perfect ninth. Royal Montreal Golf Club to host 2024 Presidents Cup.MONTREAL (AP) — The oldest golf club in North America will host the 2024 Presidents Cup.Royal Montreal Golf Club was founded in 1873 and held the Presidents Cup in 2007. The U.S. won that edition in which Canada’s Mike Weir beat Tiger Woods in a Sunday singles match.Royal Montreal will become the second international venue to host the Presidents Cup more than once, joining The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia.
Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Related Articles Share This summer’s Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) hasn’t even been on our screens for two weeks, but it has already enticed British gamblers. Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told SBC that: “CBB is as popular as ever with punters” adding that “despite it running for a much shorter period than the ‘normal’ version of the show, the amount of bets we’ve taken so far leads us to believe that we could end up seeing twice as much interest in this series as we did in the series just gone.”When the doors to the Big Brother house flung open on launch night, Shaun Williamson was a heavy favourite, however, the markets have gone south for the Eastenders’ star, who now finds himself a 10/1 outsider. The new 4/1 front-runner is Sandi Bogle, nonetheless, nothing is in the bag yet for the Gogglebox legend as she is closely followed atop the betting by former Girls Aloud star, Sarah Harding.Apati told SBC: “Shaun entered the house as favourite but in truth Sandi hasn’t had to do all that much to leapfrog him into that spot.“We have her down as the people’s housemate and she’s considered the most relatable celeb in there which has clearly had an impact on the odds thus far.“As far as market movers go, Sarah’s name springs to mind immediately. Her odds have been up and down since entering but the support she’s had from the public has been fantastic, forcing our traders to slash her odds even further – making her the clear second favourite at 4/1 as things stand.” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Submit
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena High School and Alpena Community College partnered up to build a bridge between exiting high school students and incoming college freshmen by making, what they call, a connection. That was the theme for this year’s conference. WBKB has more on what took place.Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WBKBTV/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/WBKB11 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wbkbtv/AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious United Way of Northeast Michigan Welcomes New Director: Sonya ThomasNext Alpena’s Summer Movies By The Bay Returns Friday With A Roar
Bechem United CEO Kingsley Osei Bonsu says new coach Manuel Zacarias will be on probation for three months. The Portuguese trainer arrived in Accra last Saturday to seal the move which will see him replace coach Kwame Opuni.But Kingsley Bonsu popularly known as Lord Zico says past experiences with expatriate coaches have triggered their decision to put Zacarias on probation.He will be on probation for about three months and if everything goes on well we will sign him,” he told Joy Sports in an exclusive interview“We are taking this decision because of past experiences- at first expatriate coaches we hired wanted us to relocate from Bechem because they felt the facilities here were not up to what they worked with from wherever they are coming from.“That aside a coach will come and you will see he will not have respect for management or even the technical team he will be working with so based on this past experiences we have taken a decision that he will be on probation.” Zacarias has coaching experience from Bahrain where succeeded with a top-flight side but had scouted for FC Porto and acted as assisted manager at Nacional in Portugal. He also managed Braga’s second string side in the Portuguese second-tier league.His experience on the African continent includes managing Guinean side CI Kamsar. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports