Scoreboard roundup — 6/20/18

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUECincinnati 5, Detroit 3Toronto 5, Atlanta 4Oakland 12, San Diego 4Baltimore 3, Washington 0AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 12, Chicago White Sox 0N.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 5Houston 5, Tampa Bay 1Minnesota 4, Boston 1Texas 3, Kansas City 2NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 4, St. Louis 3Chicago Cubs 4, L.A. Dodgers 0San Francisco 6, Miami 5Colorado 10, N.Y. Mets 8Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. June 21, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 6/20/18center_img Beau Lundlast_img

Libraries to implement new security practices

first_imgThe new policy is being piloted at USC’s three most heavily visited libraries: Doheny, Leavey and VKC libraries. Catherine Quinlan, dean of USC Libraries, plans to expand the policy to other campus libraries. (Ankit Mukherjee | Daily Trojan)Beginning Sept. 4, everyone entering Doheny, Leavey and VKC libraries will be required to show a valid ID.This change comes after two years of a close review of the security practices of libraries across USC campuses, according to Catherine Quinlan, the dean of USC libraries. The review followed security concerns at college libraries nationwide, which prompted Quinlan to look more closely at library security policies. Currently, Leavey Library policy requires students to present their USCards to gain access to the library after 9 p.m. According to Quinlan, students who forgot their IDs were becoming “quite aggressive.”“It was increasingly concerning to me that I was putting our student [workers] at risk by not providing more professional security support for them,” Quinlan said. “So that really caused the change this year.”With the change, USC students, faculty and staff must scan a valid USCard before entering any of the three libraries, similar to the current process required to enter Leavey Library after 9 p.m. The libraries will still be open to public access. Those not affiliated with USC will be required to present a valid government photo ID or an ID from another school or university, which will grant them access to the libraries until 9 p.m. People without a USCard or other accepted forms of identification will be required to request a temporary library pass at Doheny Library at the time of their visit.The review, which examined peer institutions’ library security policies, was conducted in conjunction with the USC Department of Public Safety and the Provost’s Office. Hugh Thomas McHarg, the associate dean of strategic initiatives in USC libraries, also worked closely on developing the new identification policy.“Our libraries are large and busy places,” McHarg said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “It’s our responsibility to maintain a welcoming environment that is also secure and productive for everyone who uses the libraries.” McHarg believes this new identification process will serve as a deterrent as well as help the University respond to security concerns. The new policy is being piloted at USC’s three most heavily visited libraries, but Quinlan plans to expand a similar requirement to the rest of USC’s more than 20 libraries. She welcomes student feedback to aid in improving the policy throughout the semester. “Our intention really was … to make this a safe and secure environment in which our students and all of our users can be productive,” Quinlan said, “not to be obstructionist.”last_img read more

XBRL: Accounting Geeks Get Radical

first_imgbernard lunn Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#NYT#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts It is not often that something as deeply geeky as XBRL gets onto the front page of Wired magazine. Daniel Roth’s superb article about radical transparency raised the profile of those four letters. What could be more boring than an XML standard for accountants that has been around for a decade? On the other hand, what could be more exciting than something that might disrupt and recreate the deeply broken global financial system? I spent two days at the XBRL US National Conference in New York to find out the reality, which is somewhere in between.The Ultra-Fast XBRL 101For XBRL newbies, here are a few key facts and some links for further research:XBRL stands for eXtensible Business Reporting Language.It is an open standard based on XML, created by an accountant named Charlie Hoffman. Read some quick facts here.If you tag something consistently, software applications can more easily analyze the data and present more useful information. Yes, that sounds like the semantic Web, and we all know that has faced the chicken-and-egg problem (i.e. not enough content is semantically tagged yet). But imagine a semantic Web standard for which governments around the world tell companies that they have to tag data that way.XBRL gained attention in the US when the SEC mandated that public companies report their financial results in XBRL (starting with companies that have a market cap over $5 billion). That has been going on for two quarters now, so all parties are getting real-world experience with XBRL.But XBRL traction is greater in other countries, especially Japan, Australia and Holland, where it is being used to standardize and simplify reporting to government regulators. In the UK, companies report to the taxman using XBRL.The Twitter hash tag is – you guessed it – #xbrl.Why XBRL May Be RevolutionaryThe best analogy for XBRL is the barcode in the retail world. The analogy works because it may take a while to happen… but when it does happen, everything will change. Imagine every number with a standardized tag telling a computer what it is.Here are the revolutionary implications of XBRL:A year ago, the global financial system suffered a cardiac arrest.That scared a lot of people. The patient now walks around the hospital grounds and occasionally forces a healthy smile. But most close observers recognize that the patient is far from healthy and is still indulging in cigarettes and double cheeseburgers. This heart attack affects us all. Radical transparency, to shine a light on those toxic assets and murky financial pools, is the best long-term cure. And XBRL, along with political will, is key to that radical transparency.Ordinary investors don’t trust the stock market.It feels like a casino where the roulette wheel is fixed. That is bad for all players in the economy. We need people to trust numbers again and to invest patiently in great companies that grow and pay for their kids’ tuition and their own retirement. That patient investment will help great companies grow and help those companies create good jobs. That is the way the stock market is supposed to work, and a few idealists think it could work that way in the future. Jane Q. Public needs access to analytical tools that are currently reserved for Wall Street insiders, and she has to have confidence in the numbers. Private investors need to be served by truly independent analysts who charge transparently. XBRL can play an important role in that.The cost for a company to report to government regulators is ridiculously high.This is a hidden tax on jobs (except for accountants!). The time and money spent on this could be used more productively. What if government agencies agreed on a single way to file reports using XBRL? This is happening today in Australia and the Netherlands.There is a major disconnect between the three types of reporting (i.e. to investors, to regulators and to internal management).The third type is what really drives business. These are the “business intelligence” and MIS tools and dashboards that managers rely on to help them run the business. What if one set of numbers could drive all three types of reports auto-magically? We are a long way from this, but the vendors leading the XBRL charge are creating the platforms that will enable this in the future.Today’s Reality CheckThe New York conference was about XBRL in the US, so we will keep the current analysis to what is happening here.The basic reality is that large public companies are obeying the SEC’s mandate by reporting in XBRL. No surprise there: they have to do it.So, they are spending some money to prepare these XBRL-compliant reports, by purchasing vendor tools and outsourcing the work. Some are doing it enthusiastically, anticipating the many downstream benefits. Others are doing it just to check off the box. This is hardly the best year for a new cost with an uncertain ROI. The same bean counters who are asking everyone to cut costs are asking for bigger budgets… “To do what, exactly?”That’s the problem. The returns are very unclear, and they are certainly more than a couple of quarters away, and most managers are thinking pretty short-term these days.The returns are unclear because investors are not using XBRL data in any meaningful way yet. It’s a chicken-and-egg problem. Not enough XBRL data exists yet for serious analysis.Many markets have chicken-and-egg problems. This particular one is easier to forecast because – without stretching the analogy too far – the government (via the SEC) is ordering the chickens to lay eggs.What the Future Will Likely BringThe future is always uncertain, but in this case we can predict a few things with some degree of certainty:More companies will report their financial data using XBRL, because they have to. So, vendors will find ways to make this increasingly easy and low-cost.XBRL will be used in the Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) market, because this is the market where we, via the government, own a lot of toxic assets. The technology to do this is available, and the politics indicate that it will happen.XBRL will be used in the bonds market to enable new forms of credit rating, because the current credit rating agencies clearly failed at their job, and the government will want to do something about this.What Is Still Very UnclearWhat new mechanisms, vendors, tools and services will emerge to make this data useful for investors, both individual and institutional?How will this impact the fast-growing $8.8 billion market for business intelligence systems.What will happen when the US government makes a bigger push for transparency using XBRL as leverage? The SEC’s mandate is a great start. But other countries are ahead of the US in XBRL adoption, and the Obama administration is making a big push for data transparency via data.gov and other initiatives. So, we are likely to see more in this area, but precisely what will happen is unclear.center_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

NBA: Anthony sees no problem playing power forward with Thunder

first_imgMaliksi’s scoring prowess delivering results for Blackwater Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Anthony’s strong physique would also help ease his transition better, as George was not really fond of playing the four during some stretches when he was with the Indiana Pacers.Still, Anthony relishes the chance to play for a legitimate contender and credits today’s “position-less” basketball for allowing him to pair up with both George and Russell Westbrook.“Now, it’s just whoever,” he said. “You have two-guards playing center now, guys 6-foot-5 playing center. So, it really doesn’t matter at what position it is, what spot out there, as long as you fill those spots.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “I have no problem with playing the four,” Anthony, who mostly suited up at small forward for much of his 14-year NBA career, told ESPN’s Royce Young. “I actually like that, I actually embrace that. And for this team, I think it will be better.”Although he has never considered himself a typical “stretch four,” the 10-time NBA All-Star said he’s used to playing the position, citing his earlier years with the Denver Nuggets as an example.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’ve been playing the four almost all my career,” he added. “Even in Denver…we kinda started going playing that small ball, putting me at the four, picking up the pace. We kind of started that.”The move comes as no shock to most fans, as the Thunder also managed to land superstar Paul George in the off season, who would likely take up the small forward slot. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Carmelo Anthony (7)  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)After laughing off a reporter’s query as to whether he’s willing to come off the bench for his new team, Carmelo Anthony said he had no problem sliding to the power forward position for the Oklahoma City Thunder.The team’s head coach, Billy Donovan, recently made it known that the 33-year-old superstar would indeed be filling in at the four position full-time.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Gameslast_img read more

10 months agoNeves proud playing with Moutinho at Wolves

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Neves proud playing with Moutinho at Wolvesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRuben Neves admits he’s enjoying playing with Joao Moutinho in the Wolves midfield this season.It has been a thrill for Neves to partner his compatriot after growing up a fan and ball boy at Porto, where Moutinho starred.Neves told the Mirror: “It was really special when he signed here. When I was younger I saw Moutinho playing and he was very good.“He was a reference for me as a ball boy and now to play with him, it is unbelievable.”Swapping Champions League football for the English second tier may have seemed an unusual move but he had his reasons: “The Championship allows you to grow as a player. It is very competitive.” last_img read more

Former Louisville G Chris Jones Recommends Kentucky’s Trey Lyles Not Mess With Cincy’s Octavius Ellis

first_imgKentucky's Trey Lyles plays in NCAA Tournament.It’s getting a bit intense inside the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Early in the second half of No. 1 Kentucky’s game against No. 8 Cincinnati, Wildcats’ freshman forward Trey Lyles got into it with Bearcats’ forward Octavius Ellis. There was some shoving and trash talking; Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison was called for a technical foul during the mini-scrum. Former Louisville guard Chris Jones, who was dismissed from the program earlier this month, recommends Lyles not mess with Ellis. Trey don’t want those problems lol foreal— Chris Jones (@iAM_UNGUARDABLE) March 21, 2015Jones really isn’t in a position to be giving advice about anything, but this is something Lyles might want to listen to. One of the few things that could doom Kentucky is a lack of composure.last_img read more