South Korea World Cup visit to Pyongyang confirmed

first_imgHuge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption FILE – North Korea’s fans celebrate during the World Cup Group H qualifying soccer match between North Korea and Lebanon at the Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed that it will play its upcoming World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang, allaying concerns that the Oct. 15 game would be moved elsewhere.In an official announcement, the Korea Football Association (KFA) in Seoul said it had been informed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that North Korea will host the Group H game as scheduled.ADVERTISEMENT Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna It will be only the second visit by the South Korean men’s team to Pyongyang, following an international friendly that took place in 1990.The KFA says, “On Monday, an official of the AFC had a meeting with the vice-president of the North Korean Football Association in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The North Korean federation said they will treat our team just the same as the other teams in Group H.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4A first competitive meeting in Pyongyang would be symbolic as the two countries are still technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.During qualification for the 2010 World Cup, North Korea chose to host games against South Korea in Shanghai. Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees East Asia League eyes home-and-away format Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown North Korea sits on top of the group with two wins from its opening two games in the second round of Asian qualification, including a win in Pyongyang against Lebanon. South Korea has played only one game so far, winning 2-0 in Turkmenistan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Germany and France lead betting for World Cup glory – CORAL DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The qualifiers are almost over and the World Cup is less than a year away, so today the Breakfast boys looked ahead to see who are the current favourites ahead of next summer’s tournament in Russia.Holders Germany are the current 5/1 favourites to claim back-to-back World Cup wins, with a strong France side 6/1 second favourites.Brazil are 6.5/1 for the trophy, with Spain 7/1 and Argentina – who sealed their spot with a crucial victory over Ecuador in their final qualifying game – 10/1.Belgium are 14/1, with England and Portugal on 18/1 and Italy 20/1.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Technology: The Key is Getting IT to talk with Business

first_imgA few weeks back we reported that there were growing rifts between IT and Legal groups within companies over issues that require close cooperation between the two groups, like on projects related to compliance or eDiscovery.  Now there’s another report, this one coming from a survey taken of Canadian organizations, that says that large companies with their bureaucracy and hierarchy are stifling good relations between IT and other business groups.The survey in Canada involved 268 different IT professionals and covered topics like risk and data management.  On the topic of how well IT can communicate with the business executives in the company, 37 percent said that they felt that they just didn’t have enough clout to be able to start up a discussion with a c-level person about concerns around data and data risks.32 percent of the IT professionals survey said that just the structure of their organization made change very difficult.  And 28 percent said that they aren’t being given the budget that they’re requesting for their data management activities.  19 percent said that they were basically satisfied with the way that things were and had no problem with the business structure or communications in their organization.The conclusion of the survey is that IT professionals need to try to speak up more.  They need to prepare.  They need to be able to explain clearly to a c-level type what possible data risks their organization might be facing, what the possible consequences are, and explain what the recommended plan for addressing the data and data risk problems is.last_img read more

Twitter Annotations Not Coming Soon, After All

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… This spring at Twitter’s first developer conference Chirp the big splash was a forthcoming feature called Annotations. The feature will allow publishing software to annotate Tweets with a wide open variety of metadata, which could then be read and analyzed by other software. Annotations are going to be big, if and when they launch. At Chirp it was said that the Annotations feature would launch in the second or third quarter of this year. Now the company’s developer advocate, Taylor Singletary, said today on the Twitter developers list that it’s not going to work out that way. “We haven’t yet announced a release date,” he said in response to an inquiry, “and it’s still a ways in the future while we tackle some other projects.” We’ve got an inquiry in with Twitter asking what that means, but it seems clear that the company is slammed with technical challenges, has other priorities and wrongly estimated the roadmap for this very important part of the platform. (Update: see below.)Here’s how Annotations will work. It will allow publishing software to mark-up tweets with any kind of characteristic or namespace (local weather when and where a twit did tweet, for example) and any kind of value – cloudy with a chance of meatballs, for example. Twitter messages are fairly rich with metadata already and incredibly easy to analyze and build on top of, but Annotations would open that up so far the sky’s the limit.It’s worth mentioning that Twitter’s unveiling of Annotations at Chirp happened around the same time as, and was widely compared with, Facebook’s launching of personalized content widgets and tentacles expanding all over the web, among other things. Facebook shipped its announced project, for better or for worse.Twitter is BusyIn another email on the same list today, Singletary said that the processing of white-listing applications to ping Twitter’s servers with a production-level frequency was clogged with backlog, growing more critical in its evaluations and being re-evaluated.A whole world of independent developers, empowered with the ability to read and write data, will inevitably build cooler things than even the smartest company in the world. It’s one of those laws like a room full of monkeys and typewriters. And it’s the core value proposition of Annotations, too.Meanwhile, Twitter launched an official recommendation feature today that’s frankly, not nearly as exciting as the kinds of recommendation capabilities that independent developers have built (see Mr.Tweet or Twellow, for example). Hopefully the API for this feature will be turned into more fabulous things. A whole world of independent developers, empowered with the ability to read and write data, will inevitably build cooler things than even the smartest company in the world. It’s one of those laws like a room full of monkeys and typewriters. And it’s the core value proposition of Annotations, too.Numerous advertising technologies have been rolled out since Chirp as well. Annotations is a hugely ambitious strategy, and the squabbling over namespaces and standards was one that Twitter said it was going to let the market work out on its own. That made some people quite unhappy.We’ve asked Twitter for clarification on the revised Annotations roadmap and will update this post with the company’s response.Update: A Twitter spokesperson responded to our inquiry and said that yes, Annotations will launch. “We’ll still launch Annotations. The team that was working on Annotations is currently focused on our number one priority, which is site stability.” No doubt Annotations could themselves pose scalability challenges. They could at least blow our minds, if not a series of related servers.Below is an image of what each Tweet looks like under the hood right now, before annotations. (Click for full size view.) Each of those fields is powerful, but inflexible and defined by the company. Imagine a new one that’s open to being defined however a publishing tool sees fit. That’s the vision behind Annotations. Tags:#news#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Google Announces Flow Visualization for Analytics

first_img“It shows time, it shows motion, and it tells a story,” Wojcicki said. “But I can’t drill down. It’s static. I can’t make it dynamic.” To make this kind of visualization useful for Google Analytics, it has to have adjustable filters. “What happened to the people who had horses? What happened to the people who spoke Russian?” Flow Visualization lets site owners drill down to Australian visitors or IE 7 users that way. Tags:#conferences#Google#web#Web 2.0 Summit 2011 Today at the Web 2.0 Summit, Google’s SVP of advertising, Susan Wojcicki, announced a new feature for Google Analytics called Flow Visualization. It allows sorting by categories like Web browser or country, and it shows the flow of those various categories from left to right, moving around the site.It’s like a tree of information, with the branches flowing and merging as users move from page to page, action to action. Wojcicki and Phil Mui from the Analytics team also demonstrated real-time analytics, announced last month, along with a premium version of the product. Google also announced nine more languages for Analytics today.What does Web 2.0 mean to you? Comment for a chance to win a $500 home office upgrade. Brought to you by HP Input/Output. Google took inspiration from the 19th century chart and made it dynamic. The new Flow Visualization shows the march of users across a site, but it can be sorted to look at specific kinds of users. Web administrators can compare users on different browsers or systems, or from different referrers or countries, to see how their experiences differ on the site.These new features provide a new way to use the goals administrators can set with Google Analytics. The Flow Visualization will show which users reached site goals and which ones didn’t. Read more about these new ways of reporting analytics on the Google Analytics blog.Check out the Web 2.0 schedule and watch day 3 live here. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jon mitchell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don’t know which half.”– John WanamakerGoogle took inspiration from Charles Joseph Minard‘s 1869 graph of Napoleon’s campaign in Russia:last_img read more