Students aged 8 – 11 can take part in a game at the east arena from 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., students aged 12 – 15 can then follow suit in the east arena from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., while students 16 and over are asked to come into the west arena from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.”In addition to this, public skating hours on the Oval have been extended by two hours,” the centre writes in a press release. “This session will run from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This skate is open to all members of the public and helmets are encouraged.”The centre adds, “There will be co-ed drop in hockey for children and youth ages 8+. Please note that there is no required skill level to participate in drop-in hockey, but full gear must be worn.”- Advertisement -There are fees associated with these activities, with the youth rate (6 – 18) at $2.50 for skating and drop-in sessions.For more information, contact the city’s Recreation Programmer at 250 794 3262.
Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Miocic sets UFC heavyweight record, beats Ngannou to retain title LATEST STORIES Romanban and Monica Sevilla had eight points apiece to lead the Lady Pirates (1-4). John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ “I told them that if they can finish the game quickly while not acting too rash then do it, if they can build a lead and run away with it then do it,” said Javier in Filipino. “Our best set was the third because they did what I told them to do.”Arellano was well ahead late in the third set, 19-7, before the Lady Pirates scored on a couple of lucky breaks that cut the lead to 19-9.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Chiefs then, scored five straight points before substitute Glydel Liu, who only played in the third set, finished the match with a well-placed kill.Arellano had four players in double-digit scoring with Necole Ebuen putting up 11 points while Mary Esguerra, Andrea Marzan, and Regine Arocha each having 10 points. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Read Next FILE – Arellano University Lady Chiefs celebrate a point against the JRU Lady Bombers in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University stayed perfect in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after a masterful win over Lyceum, 25-16, 25-17, 25-11, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Chiefs improved to a league-leading record of 5-0, with second seed San Beda at 4-0, and head coach Obet Javier was very much pleased with how his team followed the game plan.ADVERTISEMENT
Actress-anchor Mandira Bedi looks a killer in a pro-fake leather ad for animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.The caption for the ad is “Sometimes It’s Cool to Be SoFake”. In the ad, Mandira sports a flashy spiked faux leather jacket by Sukriti Grover and celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani’s collection SoFake.”Sapna has shown us through her designs that it’s cool to be SoFake. Through her clothes, she has shown that you can have looks that can kill without killing anybody,” Mandira said in a statement.Known for its unique structured shapes and striking black, white and grey tones, SoFake will soon be on display at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.
Councillors and Poor Relief Officers in Westmoreland have been provided with modern technology to enable them to more effectively carry out their work.Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, handed over 13 tablet computers to the Councillors, including Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Bertel Moore, during a special sitting of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation on November 9.He encouraged the Councillors to embrace the technology, noting that the tablets would enable them to reduce the use of paper and keep pace with their counterparts in other technologically savvy countries.Mr. McKenzie also presented the Poor Relief Department with a computer and printer, and gave each of the four officers a tablet computer.“Gone are the days when a Poor Relief Officer goes out there and walks with an exercise book. The tablets will allow the officers to be able to work in a way that all they need to do is touch a button, scroll and find the information of the persons that they are working with,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, the Minister informed that new living quarters will be built for the matron of the Savanna-la-Mar Infirmary.“The Ministry will be coordinating with the superintendent and the building department to come up with the new design for the construction of the new matron quarters at the infirmary,” he said.He noted that once the drawings and costs are submitted, efforts will be made next year to obtain the resources from the Equalisation Fund and from property taxes to build the new lodgings.The Minister urged the Councillors to reinforce their commitment towards good governance, and to work with the Poor Relief Officers to safeguard the welfare of the less fortunate in their communities. Story Highlights Councillors and Poor Relief Officers in Westmoreland have been provided with modern technology to enable them to more effectively carry out their work. The Minister urged the Councillors to reinforce their commitment towards good governance, and to work with the Poor Relief Officers to safeguard the welfare of the less fortunate in their communities. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, handed over 13 tablet computers to the Councillors, including Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Bertel Moore, during a special sitting of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation on November 9.
See it Tags 23 Photos Steam What’s better than bragging about your favorite game winning an award? Getting a discount on it. Lucky for you, you might be able to do both soon. Valve has announced that voting for the Steam Awards kicks off on Dec. 20, the same day as its annual Winter Sale. Steam sales may be a long running tradition, but the awards aspect is relatively new, having only started up in 2016. Back then, they were a little tongue in cheek, featuring categories like “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug,” and “Best Use Of A Farm Animal.” This year seems a bit more straightforward, with categories for Game of the Year, Best Developer and Better with Friends. There’s also some fuzzy math involved — PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds may have officially hit version 1.0 this year, but thanks to Steam Early Access, it’s been available since 2017.Either way, here’s the full list of contenders and categories: Nominees for Game of the YearPlayerunknown’s Battlegrounds Monster Hunter: World Kingdom Come: Deliverance Hitman 2 Assassin’s Creed OdysseyNominees for VR Game of the YearThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR VRChat Beat Saber Fallout 4 VR Superhot VRNominees for Labor of LoveDota 2 GTA V No Man’s Sky Path of Exile Stardew ValleyNominees for Best EnvironmentThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Subnautica Shadow of the Tomb Raider Far Cry 5 Dark Souls IIINominees for Better with FriendsCounter-Strike: Global Offensive Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Payday 2 Dead by Daylight Overcooked! 2Nominees for Best Alternate HistoryWolfeinstein II: The New Colossus Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Hearts of Iron IV Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI Fallout 4Nominees for Most Fun with a MachineEuro Truck Simulator 2 Rocket League Nier: Automata Factorio Space EngineersNominees for Best DeveloperCD Projekt Red Ubisoft Bethesda Rockstar Games Digital Extremes Ltd. Square Enix Capcom Paradox Interactive Bandai Namco Entertainment KleiAs for the Steam Sale, Valve hasn’t given any official clues as to what the discounts will be — but it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see some of the award nominees go on sale during the week. Share your voice $29 Mentioned Above Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The best video games of 2018 The best games of 2018: CNET’s top picks 2:59 See It Walmart Tomb Raider $6 Preview • 0 Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Gaming Video Games Steam
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Data is not a new conversation, yet small businesses still have many misconceptions about how data may be valuable to their business. In the past, only large brands could afford to implement data into their business efforts. Today, however, data is accessible to businesses of all sizes — including yours. Overlooking this new reality occurs far too often and for all the wrong reasons. With this in mind, it is imperative for small businesses to finally overcome the various misconceptions about data and their businesses. Misconception No. 1: Human touch outweighs anything automated. Entrepreneurs are a unique breed that deliver passion, excitement and cognitive abilities unlike many of their corporate peers when it comes to nurturing a business. The human touch that they offer is undoubtedly a significant aspect of what makes many entrepreneurs successful — yet this same human touch can potentially inhibit success if it is employed at the expense of data collection.Related: The Hidden Advantages Data-Drive Sales Teams Have“One of the most common misconceptions is that people believe they will always outperform computers in their decision-making process. That may have been the case in the past, but with the complexity of today’s markets and the advancement of technology, this assumption no longer holds true,” says Victor Rosenman, CEO of Feedvisor.Expanding on this, Rosenman shares what many of us already know but too often need to be reminded.“All business owners are constantly required to make critical decisions, and the most effective decisions are not based on gut feelings, but on facts and data.”With a reported 28 million small businesses in America, there is too much competition to dismiss the value that data can bring to your business. Combined with human touch, data is a powerful asset that small businesses should leverage instead of dismiss.Misconception No. 2: Revenue will not be enhanced due to data. Small businesses come in all forms, but the common denominator is that they need to make money. Using data — including artificial intelligence — small-business owners can save time and money when applying data solutions to their businesses. Related: The Secret to Outpacing Your Rival? Competitive Insights.“Artificial intelligence gives small-business owners and entrepreneurs the ability to run a lean operation. There are solutions in AI that range from automated call software to market intelligence to retail inventory management and even to sales, such as Salesforce’s Einstein software recently launched using IBM’s Watson technology. The key here is automation, as AI can speed up or eliminate manual processes altogether. Ultimately, these tools offer insights into operations and keep costs low while enabling businesses to function at a much higher level, and see higher revenue as a result,” explains Igor Gorin, CEO of Astound Commerce.Using data, companies can analyze what has taken place within their businesses, leveraging the findings to make future decisions. With this in mind, relying solely on human instincts is a risky proposition.Misconception No. 3: Data should immediately solve problems. Instant gratification is nice, but instant gratification isn’t always the solution.“The view of cognitive systems as brains that automatically solve any problem is a popular misconception. These tools are ideally suited to do things like scale human expertise and augment human intelligence,” IBM’s Brandon Buckner recently explained.Keeping what Buckner says in mind, consider how technology can support your business rather than take the lead. Technologies such as Watson Explorer — which is a platform that gives businesses access to various data touchpoints to help drive business performance and growth — is an example of how businesses can benefit in their decision-making and ROI thanks to using technology. Using data, small-business owners can then make stronger decisions on future business strategies. Related: Death to Automation: Bring Back the HumansMisconception No. 4: Data is too broad for niche businesses. Strategizing ideas will always be on an entrepreneur’s to-do list, and it’s these moments that often shape the future of businesses. Yet too often, small businesses neglect to use data to also help shape their future, a mistake that can be both costly and potentially fatal.“Entrepreneurs are people of conviction with big ideas. Unless their service or product revolves around data, data analysis probably isn’t their expertise. Without a specialist within the business, data gathering and analysis is often pushed to the side for priorities that are more directly connected to bringing a product or service to market . . . which is a shame because data can help an entrepreneur make the necessary pivots to improve a business very early on. One of the things we’ve seen from the Fiverr marketplace is a sharp increase over the last year in data analysis services, growing 243 percent year over year,” shares Brent Messenger, global head of community at Fiverr.com, an online marketplace offering tasks and services beginning at just $5 per job performed.With data analysis services such as those available at Fiverr.com being both affordable and easy to access, the costs involved with data can no longer be an excuse for niche market businesses. In fact, data can sometimes even be free for small businesses, which leads us to our final misconception.Related: From Corner Office to Field Ops: 4 Ways to Make Data More ActionableMisconception No. 5: Collecting data will cost too much money. Not much is free nowadays, but fortunately you can collect data for free with Google’s web-traffic monitoring tool Google Analytics, which provides all types of data about website visitors and traffic sources. Using this, businesses can extract data to reveal valuable information including how audiences engage on their websites, origins of website traffic and more.Expanding on the value of data for small businesses is Dan Wilkinson, chief commercial officer of 1WorldSync, who explains that “small businesses are often under the assumption that they should be managing their company and customer data themselves through manual processes to save on the costs of a data provider. Many entrepreneurs take this task upon themselves, spending massive amounts of time and resources inputting, updating and exchanging data with customers and partners. What they don’t realize is that by investing in a solution that can collect and distribute content for them, they can expand their network of partners, eliminate errors and enhance consumer trust.”Related: 4 Things You Can Do to Make Data Work For YouAs Wilkinson points out, time is money — and often it takes spending money to both save time and gain opportunities to make more money. Keeping this in mind, there are many resources available that are small business friendly without breaking the bank. Among them are Tranzlogic, InsightSquared and IBM’s Watson Analytics — all of which offer valuable ways for small businesses to strengthen their overall business efforts through data. Finally, as you begin to introduce data into your own small business, consider the core reason that data is essential. It all directs back to your customers and target market.“It’s important to start with the customer in mind and find tools that give you insight into that customer’s journey to purchase,” says Mark Sullivan, director of demand generation at CallRail.When used correctly, data becomes a powerful tool for driving efficiency, accuracy and increased revenue for your business while also helping to better understand your customer, target market and competition.From increasing customer loyalty to improving inventory management to strengthening B2B relationships, let data help you along the way in your unique small business journey. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 7 min read March 17, 2017