26 Sep

PLEASE EXPLAIN: UN wants Haitian authorities to explain legislative council election results

first_img 15 Views   no discussions Share Share NewsRegional PLEASE EXPLAIN: UN wants Haitian authorities to explain legislative council election results by: – May 13, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has called on the country’s electoral authorities to explain “as soon as possible” why their results from three districts in recent legislative elections do not match the figures of local and international observers.In a statement, MINUSTAH said it took note of the final results announced on Tuesday by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) in the 18 districts where the original results were contested.The Council set up a special office to re-tabulate and verify the results in those cases, in cooperation with observers from Haiti’s National Human Rights Defence Network (RNDDH), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).The OAS/CARICOM Mission (JEOM) has also said it has taken “note” of the release of the results but expressed concerns over the procedures adopted in arriving at the results.MINUSTAH noted that in 15 of the 18 cases, the office’s results matched those of the observers, but not in the cases of the districts of Jacmel, Belladère and Vallières/Carice/Mobin-Crochu.“In the interests of transparency and in order to legitimize these results, MINUSTAH calls on the CEP to post as soon as possible the decisions of its special office and to explain to all concerned parties, including the candidates, the reasoning that led to these decisions.”MINUSTAH also called on Haitians to refrain from violence during the post-election phase and to work together to reconstruct the country, still reeling from last year’s catastrophic earthquake.President-elect Michel Martelly is scheduled to be inaugurated on Saturday after he won the run-off round of polls earlier this year and he spoke by telephone this week with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.A high-level UN delegation, led by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, will attend the inauguration.CARICOM Chairman and Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is expected to lead a delegation to the inauguration.last_img read more

25 Sep

Siblings fall in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Two persons were nabbedin a buy-bust operation in Barangay 2. The suspects were detained in thedetention cell of Police Station 2. Eight sachets of suspected shabuweighing about six grams valued at around P50,000 were seized from Jan MarkDela Cruz, 26, and his brother Raymart, 23, a police report showed. Jan Mark and Raymart – both residents ofthe village – were caught after they sold a sachet of suspected illegal drugsto an undercover officer for P300 around 5:20 p.m. on March 20, it added.center_img An antidrug officer inspect items seized from brothers Jan Mark and Raymart Dela Cruz, who were nabbed in a buy-bust operation in their residence in Barangay 2, Bacolod City on March 20. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO Charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed againstJan Mark and Raymart./PNlast_img read more

22 Sep

El-Clasico: Real, Barca clash in Madrid

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Venue: Santiago Bernabeu Kick off: 9PMBarcelona make the trip to the Bernabeu to face Real Madrid holding a two-point advantage at the top of the La Liga standings. When Real sat at the top of the standings several weeks ago, Zinedine Zidane still found himself coming in for criticism with his side less than convincing in some of their victories. With just one win coming from their last five in all competitions, which includes defeats in the Copa del Rey and Champions League, Zidane has come under further scrutiny from a demanding fanbase. Although a win over their great rivals will change the mood at the Bernabeu, a second successive loss in La Liga will leave Barcelona five points clear with just 12 matches remaining. When taking the manner of their setback against Man City into consideration, Zidane will feel that today’s showdown has come at the perfect time for his players to prove their worth. Karim Benzema has 18 goals to his name for the season, but the experienced Frenchman has now gone five games without finding the back of the net. The fact that Real have struggled since the 32-year-old’s drop-off in the final third highlights their reliance on the frontman, putting the onus on one of his teammates to step up with Eden Hazard seemingly out until the summer through injury. While Gareth Bale has found himself in and out of the team in recent months, you have to go back to October 5 for the last time that the Wales international contributed a goal or assist for the Spanish giants. Having only featured as a substitute against Man City, it may take a big occasion such as the one today to act as the catalyst for the 30-year-old to rediscover his touch in a Los Blancos shirt. Like his counterpart in the dugouts, Quique Setien felt the weight of responsibility on his shoulders when replacing Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona manager in the middle of January. However, after an indifferent start to life at Camp Nou, Setien has witnessed Barca record three successive wins in La Liga, a streak which has taken the club back into first place. Their unbeaten run was extended on Tuesday night with a 1-1 draw away at Napoli in the Champions League last 16, putting the Catalan giants in a position to take advantage in next month’s reverse fixture. There will be those who still have reservations about the former Real Betis man, but the 61-year-old deserves plenty of credit for improving results when having to contend with numerous selection issues. Although the arrival of Martin Braithwaite has boosted numbers in the final third, Setien is having to manage the workload of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. The pair have chipped in with six of Barcelona’s last eight goals, strengthening the argument that the club could miss out of silverware this season should either man join Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez in the treatment room. Despite concerns over a defence which have kept just three clean sheets in 10 matches since Setien’s appointment, there is a feeling that Barcelona will always have a chance of victory with their star attacking duo on the pitch. That said, Griezmann’s best work this season has come from the left flank, rather than down the centre in the role he is expected to occupy on Sunday night. Real Madrid possible XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Benzema, Bale. Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Firpo, Arthur, Busquets, De Jong, Vidal, Messi, Griezmann.Tags: FC BarcelonaLa LigaQuique SetienZinedine Zidanelast_img read more

19 Dec

Photo library: Infrastructure 13

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas-to- liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas-to- liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas-to- liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas-to- liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas-to- liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas-to- liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas-to- liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas-to- liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas-to- liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image INFRASTRUCTURE 13: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

18 Dec

Google SA seeks top pupil doodler

first_imgYoung football fans may soon see their logo adorning the home page of Google South Africa.(Image: Doodle4Google) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ali MerifieldCorporate Communications, AfricaPractice+27 11 022 6561RELATED ARTICLES • Google with South African flair • Young footballers in Cape Town • Google Earth zooms in on SA • Google to put Africa onlineJanine ErasmusGoogle South Africa is getting in on the 2010 Fifa World Cup action by inviting local school children to enter their football-themed Google logo into an international Doodle4Google competition and stand a chance not only to win enticing prizes, but to have their entry displayed on the search engine’s home page.Based on the original Doodle4Google competition of 2005 in the UK, the new edition carries the theme of “I love football”.With the World Cup just weeks away, children between the ages of four and 17 from 18 countries will stretch their creative muscles to design a logo that shows how sport, and football in particular, transcends borders and cultures and brings people together.Participating African countries include Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. They are up against youngsters from Australia, Czech Republic, the UK, US, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.Past winners may enter, but they aren’t eligible to win.Former head of Google South Africa Stephen Newton expressed his excitement about the upcoming football tournament that will inspire hundreds of children to reach for new creative heights. “Google is about the people who use it, and this is a great opportunity for South Africans to shape the way Google looks for a day.”Tough competitionEntries will be evaluated by a group of creative heavyweights, and assessed for creativity, artistic prowess and effective communication of the theme, while taking age into account.Overseas, they include Google webmaster Dennis Hwang, Paige Braddock of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Susan Brandt of Dr Seuss Enterprises, Andy Harkness of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Keith Malone of Lego, and Bob Pauley of Pixar Animation Studios.The distinguished South African judges include irreverent cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, television personality Lebogang Mzwimbi, and Sandra Fivaz, who edits the Sunday Times ReadRight supplement.The panel is responsible for short-listing 10 finalists. A public vote, held between 1 and 7 June via the internet and text message, will determine which of the hopefuls go through to the international round.The winner of each national competition will take home a laptop and a framed copy of their artwork. Like the other country winners, the top South African artist will also enjoy the excitement of having his or her design displayed on Google South Africa’s home page for a full day during the World Cup.This is potentially huge exposure for the young winner, as millions of people will access the search engine to keep up to date with the football extravaganza.The South African winner will then go forward to battle it out with the other 17 international winners. All the national winners will appear on the competition’s website and will be subject to the same public voting process between 21 and 28 June.The grand prize is a 10-day trip in South Africa for the winner and three other family members. The overall winning entry will dominate the global home page for the whole of 11 July, the day of the World Cup final and the culmination of years of anticipation for football fans around the world. Here it will be seen by a massive online audience.The global runner-up will win two VIP tickets to a Premier League football game of Google’s choice, in the UK. Both prizes cover international travel costs – where necessary – as well as domestic trips and accommodation.Children wishing to enter the South African competition don’t have to be citizens, but must at least have permanent resident status.Only one entry per child is allowed, and the competition closes at 9am on 3 May 2010. Contestants can find all the necessary details on the South African competition website.Young creative mindsThe annual Doodle4Google competition is open only to school children, who are invited to submit their own Google doodle, based on the chosen theme. In the US, which is not participating in the “I love football” competition, the current theme is “If I could do anything, I would…”The winning entry is chosen by a public vote, and it is then featured for 24 hours on the country-specific Google home page. Besides the UK and US, competitions have been held in a number of countries including Australia, New Zealand, China, Egypt, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and the Netherlands.However, this is the first time that Doodle4Google is taking place at an international level as well as national, and the first time that African countries are participating.Google doodles are variations on the official Google logo, usually involving a clever manipulation of the letters of the search engine’s name. They are used to commemorate special events such as Valentine’s Day, the Olympics or Earth Day, the birthdays of remarkable human beings such as Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Darwin, Michael Jackson and Beethoven, or holidays such as Christmas and Easter.Other momentous revelations, such as Nasa’s confirmation of water on the moon, have also been celebrated in a doodle.Clicking on a Google doodle leads to a list of Google-indexed links relating to the event.The doodle was first used in 1999 when a little stick figure was seen behind the second “o”, to celebrate the annual Burning Man art event in Nevada, which was attended by a few Google staff members that year. Since then more than 300 American and 700 international doodles have appeared on Google home pages around the world.Ali Merifieldlast_img read more

18 Dec

African cycling team takes on Europe

first_img2 May 2013These are exciting times for South African cycling. The country’s first ever Professional Continental cycling team, MTN-Qhubeka powered by Samsung, is making waves in Europe, the hot-bed of world cycling, and it’s making history along the way.Team principal Douglas Ryder, who retired from competitive cycling a decade ago, was one of South Africa’s leading riders in his time. Even before his cycling career was over, he formed his first team, Lotus Development. That morphed into IBM Lotus, then Microsoft before becoming MTN-Microsoft in 2007.In 2008 it became MTN-Energade, and in 2011 it evolved into MTN-Qhubeka after 50 percent naming rights were given to the non-profit organisation that is about mobilising people on bicycles in return for work done in their communities.MTN-Qhubeka is made up primarily of South African cyclists, but also includes team members from Eritrea, Rwanda, Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Ethiopia, Algeria and Germany.Making an impact internationallyFormer German road race champion Gerald Ciolek scored the team’s biggest win yet in the Milan-San Remo Classic in March, overcoming snow and rain to take victory in the race ahead of favourite Pete Sagan, who excelled with three stage wins in the Tour de France in 2012, and Fabian Cancellara, a multiple world time trial champion, the winner of the race in 2008, and a leader for 28 days in the Tour de France during his career.“We’ve had an incredible amount of support internationally, and it just shows how big the sport is internationally,” Ryder told SAinfo this week. “When Gerald won the Milan-San Remo, we were on the front page of La Gazzetta della Sport, Italy’s biggest sports newspaper. We were on the front page of Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium. We were in the Korean Times in Korea. It was phenomenal.“In South Africa, people don’t really understand what we achieved, what winning a World Tour race, one of the five ‘monuments’ of cycling, means,” said Ryder. “It wasn’t shown live on TV, which was really sad.”The five monuments – Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Giro di Lombardia – are considered to be the oldest and most prestigious one-day races on the calendar.First black South African in World Tour“The fact that we started Songezo Jim, the first South African ever of colour to race a World Tour race, got as much exposure as we got on Gerald winning, which just shows the impact that had on world cycling, because it had never happened before – and it was hardly mentioned in South Africa.”Songezo Jim, aged 22, first rode a bicycle at the age of 14, by which time he had already lost both of his parents. He was recently profiled by CNN’s Human to Hero series, during which he revealed his dream: to ride in the Tour de France by 2015.A week after the Milan-San Remo, Tsgabu Grmay, a 21-year-old rider on MTN- Qhubeka, became the first Ethiopian cyclist to ever win a pro race when he won a stage in the Tour of Taiwan in which he also finished second overall.“You know how good they are at their running,” Ryder said. “From an Ethiopian point of view, that starts to change the way they think, and they can see that they can achieve in another sport. That is so powerful on the ground.”Making history, inspiring othersRyder continued: “MTN-Qhubeka is a historical team, being the first African registered team – with 70 percent of its riders from Africa – to race on the World Tour.“It just shows that there is a need for our team, and it is an inspirational team, and it is a team that South Africans will follow, like they followed Barloworld, even though Barloworld was only South African sponsored, and it was British-registered and an Italian team that had only three South Africans on it.“We have 15 riders from South Africa and Africa and only six Europeans.”Yet the MTN-Qhubeka story is about much more than cycling alone, as their motto “Mobilising change in Africa – one bicycle at a time,” suggests.Through Qhubeka, which means “keep on going”, children are able to earn bicycles by two methods, both of which are good for the environment and their personal surrounds: if they grow 100 saplings or collect 1 200 kilograms of recycling, they are rewarded with a Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycle, designed by World Bicycle Relief and built locally to handle the harsh African conditions.The cycling team is also about showing the world that Africa has the ability and the ambition to excel on the sport’s world stage. MTN-Qhubeka is the front-runner, and, listening to the team members talk, they know they are part of something bigger than a cycling team alone.‘We have to spread our story’Directeur Sportif Jens Zemke has held a similar position with other cycling teams, but there is something exciting and new about MTN-Qhubeka. “We have to spread our story,” he said in a recent YouTube video. “It has never happened before that a team from Africa has competed as this level.“We are not a bobsled team. We are very competitive. If we show up at these races, we will do something for sure,” Zemke said. “We want to spread that story that with our beneficial background, with Qhubeka bringing one-million kids on bikes, it’s a story that we have to tell.”Star sprinter Gerald Ciolek, also interviewed for the video, commented: “It’s a different team. I think there’s more to the team. It’s not only about winning races and going to races. We want to put people in Africa on bikes.“We want to make cycling more famous in Africa and show the world that an African team can be successful, so for sure we want to be successful in winning races, which could make us more interesting for the race organisers, but first of all there’s a point about us doing something different,” Ciolek said.Ryder believes the team has plenty to offer from a marketability point of view as well. “There are a billion people in Africa, and I think that the more they put our team into races in Europe, the more that they’ll see the support of what our team races for, which is the bikes for kids, mobilising kids on bikes in Africa.“We are unique as a team in that sense. I think when the media sees and the race organisers see the following of our team as we hit Europe with our yellow and black clothing that looks like the African sun, I do believe that we’ll be wanted by everybody.”Developing an African world championRyder also has an underlying dream. “We want to develop an African world champion,” he said.That thinking is based upon the success of African athletes in long-distance running. Africa has long dominated world long-distance running, so why should it not do the same in cycling?Getting to Pro Continental level – one of only 20 teams in the world to achieve that status, including a number that have competed in the Tour de France – has not been an overnight thing. That achievement has come about due to long-term planning and hard work.“We focused on putting a core staff together, that knows what is going on, and understands the sport in its total sense,” Ryder said. “And then we focused on training riders and coaching riders to race at the international level.“For the last five years, we’ve had dedicated coaching on our team. We’ve used powermetres, the best in the business, the SRM, so we know what the international standard is. For the last five years, we’ve been training our riders for international racing, and not to race 100 kilometre races as we do in South Africa.“I’ve had some coaches say to me I’m over-training my riders, but we never trained our riders for local conditions. We are always training our riders to be able to race internationally.”Aiming for the Tour de FranceThat approach proved successful in 2012, when Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg won 15 races in Europe. Others may have been surprised, but not Ryder and the team; they understood the planning and hard work that went into those victories.To help pave the way, Ryder tried to make the best of opportunities the team was offered. “Whenever we got invitations, we would go [to Europe].”Looking ahead, he said: “We have a full three-year programme of taking an African team and South African registered team to the Giro d’Italia and World Tour races.”Beyond that, Ryder wants to see MTN-Qhubeka become the first South African team in the Tour de France.Lithuanian rider Ignatas Konovalovas, also interviewed for the YouTube video, said he believes the team has the ability to achieve that standard. “We have a strong team, not only because of our European riders, not only because we have Ciolek on board, but also of the local riders. They are strong.”“The thing that MTN-Qhubeka does from the Qhubeka side, the charity programme, is also very important. That is what can bring more attention, more sponsors for those kind of things,” Konovalovas added.“We can change people’s mind and they can learn more about Qhubeka, about the problems there are in the world. It’s not only about sport.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

15 Dec

What does GDPR European Union law mean for your business?

first_imgToday’s consumers are more powerful than ever before, and get every bit of information that they can before they make a purchase. The Internet is helping them greatly, and most of the buying is done online. The pace is so rapid that it won’t be long before online purchases are more common than offline ones.What does this mean for businesses?You have to unify your marketing and sales channels so that you can understand your consumers better, and can offer them a personalized cross-channel experience. Customer experience is the trick to mastering this. And so, you must come up with ways that allow you to improve and offer a seamless customer experience across all channels, so much so that you outdo your competitors if you want most of the market share.Consider the examples of Apple, Amazon, and other giant retailers out there. What are the common elements in their marketing and sales campaign? Following potential leads and consumers over multiple channels and sending them personalized messages. They have advanced analytics systems in place that give them insight, which are then used for delivering a better customer experience than before.As of now, current technologies allow businesses to control their clients’ data. But all this is going to change next year when new laws are enforced in the European Union, .referred to as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A law that gives consumers control over their own data and companies must become aware of these new policies, understand the manner in which they will be affected, and take necessary steps to achieve compliance.Understanding the New LawThe GDPR law shifts data control in favor of clients, and using that control, they will be able to decide which companies can store and use their personal data. They’ll be able to specify the exact manner in which their data could be used by businesses.The GDPR StandardsAs a part of becoming compliant, businesses have to meet GDPR standards.Implement correct data management policies.Understand and know clients’ rights in light of the new law. Accordingly, you should be able to take appropriate action at the request of your client.Clients’ Rights The GDPR law gives the following rights to all clients.Submit a formal request to access their personal information, which a company has.Rectify their data and restrict the company from processing it.Ask a company to completely remove their data.Withdraw consent for any reason at any time.Obtain and reuse their data across different platforms for individual purposes.Building Trust and Gaining Client Consent are ImportantOrganizations should manage their processes efficiently so that they can become compliant. They must understand and mitigate risks, while simultaneously building trust with clients and gaining their consent. This should be a key focus because without client consent, no business is allowed to take any kind of action with personal information for anything other than contractual or legal obligations. When they do get it, they will be able to collect, use, process, and store the data, but only how the clients want them to.Consequences of Not ComplyingWhat if businesses decide to ignore all this and not bother with compliance? Data Protection Authorities have several measures to enforce GDPR provisions, ranging from a reprimand to a ban on data processing altogether, and fines up to four percent of the global annual turnover.And it doesn’t end here; you will lose client trust, and may well end up damaging your reputation. All of this will affect your other potential and new customers as well, and they may decide not to buy from you, meaning you will lose both leads and money. Data breaches for instance cause a permanent 1.8% drop in stock prices due to reputational damage (Oxford Economics and CGI).What are the challenges involved?It is absolutely essential to maintain client trust and stay compliant, and this is true irrespective of the industry you operate in. But let’st take a look at some of the challenges involved.Challenge #1: Locating InformationYou are compliant to GDPR when you can respond to clients, letting them know what information you have on them. But the problem is that most of you may not even be aware of where you store this data, which may prevent you from responding promptly if clients want their data to be removed. Consider the banking industry for instance, where they usually have files and files of data, dating back to over 10 years ago; the old records wouldn’t even be digital. Thus, you may find it difficult to quickly locate clients’ data.Challenge #2: Managing Data Streams Businesses usually have numerous data streams to handle, and when working towards compliance, managing these effectively will be a challenge. Also, since you would need clients’ consent, you may not be able to use any sensitive details in any of your application systems; it all depends on how the clients want you to handle their data.What solutions can an organization implement?Achieving GDPR compliance means that businesses should take several steps at their end. These can be defined as follows at the highest level.Locate and document the processing of personal data, and make it transparent to your consumers.Ensure that personal data can be accessed, transported, and deleted so that you can quickly respond to clients’ requests.Store all personal details in a manner which complies with GDPR.Gain protection from data breaches, and minimize the risks involved.Monitor and manage data continuously to ensure that GDPR standards are being met.Protecting Client’s DataProtecting clients’ data is crucial if you want to gain their trust. Protection by Design is a recommended approach because it promotes privacy and compliance through the data lifecycle. The two most common techniques are pseudonymization and data minimization.Pseudonymisation lowers risks by translating data into not-directly personal identifiable information. It remains personal data because you can still combine it with other pieces of data, such as a translation of the pseudonyms. But without this additional information, the data remains anonymous if it would fall into unwanted hands. Data minimization, on the other hand, is a technique that lowers risks by using only that what is strictly necessary to fulfill the intended purpose. This way datasets remain as small as possible, lowering the chance for unintended use or damage in case of a data breach. When privacy risks are minimized, your clients trust you more and are assured that their data will remain secure throughout the process.Implementing the Technical InfrastructureYour infrastructure should be compliant, controlled, and portable. Collect data only for specific purposes, and give your customers the right to object. The information which you do gather should be stored in a self-controlled environment and subjected to protection regulations. You can also implement a data governance solution to get deeper insight into the entire lifecycle. This will also help you in building a searchable catalogue of all information while developing an access and control point for data related tasks.Minimizing the RisksReview your current processes, and create documentation on personal data your company handles and the methods through which you obtain it.Bring data protection officers or DPOs on board so that they can help you define personal data and achieve compliance.Use data stream manager applications to handle all your data streams. Doing so, you will be able to process these streams in real time, allowing you to respond to clients’ requests more quickly.Want more useful information on GDPR? Follow Ronald van Loon and Janus de Visser to stay updated with the latest on GDPR, understand your role, and learn the tricks to gain compliance. 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28 Nov

Real Madrid take on Bayern Munich in Champions League face-off

first_imgReal Madrid won the first leg 1-0 against Bayern Munich at BernabeuBayern Munich seems to be going through a bumpy ride right in the crucial part of the season.Dominant until a few weeks ago, Pep Guardiola’s team has been less-than-convincing in some recent matches.In the Champions League, Real Madrid takes a 1-0 lead into the second leg of the semifinals on Tuesday and will seek to use Bayern’s recent weakness in defending against counterattacks to its advantage.With 14 titles between them, nine of them Madrid’s, these are two of the most successful Champions League teams. Bayern is hoping to become the first team to retain the title.Here are five things to know about Tuesday’s match:THE RIBERY FACTORFranck Ribery adds an element of the unexpected to Bayern’s game.The mercurial France winger makes Bayern’s game more difficult to figure out. His dribbling and goal scoring often make the difference. The problem is, Ribery has been far from stellar in recent weeks.Ever since losing out in the Ballon d’Or vote (Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the title), Ribery appears to be in a sulking mood. The sensitive Frenchman has had little impact in recent matches, including the first leg in Madrid.Ribery may have woken up just in time. In Saturday’s 5-2 win over Werder Bremen, Ribery scored a goal and played a role in two in what was his best game in weeks. Coach Pep Guardiola was seen encouraging one of his key players on the touchline.advertisement”You know how important he is for this club, for the players. He played with aggression (against Bremen). He was playing like he was angry, and he needs that … He needs to be angry with himself,” Guardiola said Monday.”He’s always fighting, fighting, fighting. He’s one of the best players in Bayern’s history. We need him and a good performance to reach the final.”POSSESSION IS GOOD, GOALS ARE BETTERPep Guardiola’s mantra about controlling possession is coming under scrutiny following a few unconvincing performances. Bayern dominated in Madrid, especially in the first half, but lost the game to a perfectly executed counterattack finished by Karim Benzema.Werder used the same game plan: while Bayern spent most of the first half passing the ball around, Werder used the two chances in had off fast breaks to score two goals, a 100 percent efficiency. Bayern turned the game around in the second half, when some of its regulars came off the bench.Bayern has conceded eight goals in its last three Bundesliga games at home and was ripped apart 3-0 by Borussia Dortmund’s counter game. It is the only one of four semifinalists to have conceded in the first leg.”Madrid is a fast team. If you lose the ball you have to get back into position straight away. They’re one of the fastest teams in the world,” Guardiola said. “I know (Madrid coach Carlo) Ancelotti’s mentality and I rate his football. I can’t imagine he will defend the result for 90 minutes.”Of course, we know what we need. We need more than one goal to progress. We also have fast players but they are always in a position to hurt us.”MADRID’S NEMESISMunich has not been good to Real Madrid before. Bayern has eight wins against Madrid at home, with one draw.Madrid has a terrible record in Germany: two wins with 19 defeats and six draws. But Real Madrid eliminated two German sides in the two previous rounds this season, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund. Madrid won 6-1 at Schalke, but lost 2-0 in Dortmund and came close to being eliminated.Madrid and Bayern have met in European Cup semifinals five times, with Madrid coming through only once, in 2000. In the most recent matchup, Bayern won on penalties in 2012.The last two times Real Madrid won the title, it defeated Bayern – in the semifinals in 2000 and in the quarterfinals in 2002.RAMOS’ REDEMPTIONIf there is one Real Madrid player more than any other who will be eager to play well at Bayern Munich it is defender Sergio Ramos.Ramos, who has lifted several trophies with Madrid and the World Cup with Spain, suffered perhaps his lowest moment as a football player when he missed a spot kick in a penalty shootout against Bayern two years ago at the same stage in the Champions League.Bayern went through to the final after goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Kaka’s spot kicks before Ramos launched his try well high over the bar at the Santiago Bernabeu.advertisement”It was hard but you have to put it behind you, look forward and leave bad memories behind you,” Ramos said. “These moments define your professional career. We hope everything goes well and that I can finally play in a Champions League final.”ELUSIVE 10th:Real Madrid has been seeking that elusive 10th European Cup title since 2002, and missed out the last two seasons by falling in the penultimate stage.Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti oversaw Milan’s home and away wins (both 2-1) over Bayern in the 2002-03 group stage, then overcame the German side 5-2 on aggregate in the round of 16 in 2006. In the following season, Ancelotti’s Milan got past Bayern in the quarterfinals.”At this stage in the competition the psychological aspect is more important than tactics,” Ancelotti said. “We have to be strong mentally in order to do our best to reach the final.”last_img read more

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South Queensland Sharks claim Golden Boot

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9 months ago​Southampton eyeing Brentord duo Watkins and Mepham

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Southampton eyeing Brentord duo Watkins and Mephamby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton want to sign two players from Brentford.According to Sky Sports, boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has scouts checking on Ollie Watkins and Chris Mepham.No bid has been made, while Brentford would want north of £20 million for both of them.Watkins has seven goals this season in 25 games, while Mepham is a central defender who is comfortable on the ball.At only 21, he is seen as a great prospect in the position, while he would compliment the style Hasenhuttl is attempting to instill at the Saints. last_img read more