Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Raptors went up by two, but Wall pulled the Wizards even with a layup that drew a goaltending call, then put the hosts in front to stay by feeding Markieff Morris for a layup off the glass. As the final seconds ticked away, Wall held up two fingers on each hand. Yep, it’s 2-2, and the home team has won every game so far.Toronto will host Game 5 on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDeRozan started 0 for 6, before winding up with 35 points, six assists and six rebounds. Kyle Lowry scored 19 points for Toronto.The Raptors led by as many as 12 in the second quarter and were up 51-40 at halftime, led by DeRozan’s 15 points. Washington shot only 34 percent in the half, including 1 for 7 on 3s. Tied up: Giannis’ tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Washington’s Otto Porter Jr., 0 for 4 with one point in the first half, scored eight in the first 3½ minutes of the third quarter, including a pair of 3s, helping Washington eliminate what had grown to a 14-point deficit. He and Beal drove the hosts’ offense, and when the latter hit a 3 midway through that period — his fourth make on four tries from beyond the arc up to then — Washington held its first lead of the evening, at 66-65.The Wizards hit 5 of 6 tries on 3-pointers in the third quarter and matched their first-half output by scoring 40 in the period, which ended at 80-all.Toronto scored the first eight points of the final quarter, but Washington quickly responded, and it went back-and-forth the rest of the way.TIP-INSRaptors: Now 0-4 all-time in Game 4 when up 2-1; have never led a playoff series 3-1. … Starter OG Anunoby limped off late in the second quarter with what appeared to be a right ankle problem after Wizards C Martin Gortat landed on him under Washington’s basket. Anunoby returned after halftime. … Backup PG Fred VanVleet sat out yet again with an injured right shoulder. VanVleet has appeared for only three minutes in this series, all in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42) during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out, having a hand in 10 of Washington’s last 14 points and finishing with 27 points and 14 assists as the No. 8 seed Wizards came back to beat the No. 1 Toronto Raptors 106-98 Sunday night and even their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at 2-all.The game was tied at 92 with about five minutes left when Beal — who led Washington with 31 points — drew his sixth foul on a play in which he and DeMar DeRozan collided while Toronto had the ball. Beal raced along the sideline, put his hands on his head, then returned to the Wizards’ bench area and threw a red towel before being restrained by teammates.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Wizards: Won their eighth consecutive playoff home game; only the Golden State Warriors, with 11 home wins in a row, have a longer active streak. … Wall entered Game 4 averaging 26.7 points and 12.7 assists in the series. He could become only the third player in NBA history to put up 25 points and 10 assists per game in multiple postseasons, joining Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook.‘MILLENIAL FIGHT’There were none of the sort of contretemps that marked Game 3, when Morris tangled with Anunoby and shoved an official less than three minutes in — drawing a $25,000 fine from the NBA on Saturday — and, later, Wall and Serge Ibaka got in each other’s faces until a Wizards security guard got involved.Wizards coach Scott Brooks, a point guard in the league in the 1990s, joked about how heated things got.“I don’t know if that would be considered a fight when I played,” Brooks said. “It was maybe a modern-day millennial fight.”UP NEXT:Game 5 is at Toronto on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’
After days of public outrage over the treatment of a pupil, who was shamed after he turned up to school in Indigenous attire for Culture Day, Mae’s administration has agreed to apologise to the nine-year-old boy.This was during a meeting held on Monday afternoon at the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) Head Office, which saw APA Executive Director Jean La Rose; GIS Specialist & Forest Policy Officer Michael Mc Garrell; Communications & Visibility Officer Nicholas Peters; Mae’s Schools Director Stacey French and Administrator Lucinda Mc Curdy; and the boy’s parents, Jason Chacon and Karen Small, as well as other stakeholders sitting down to discuss the incident.Karen Small recounts the incident during a meeting with representatives from the APA and Mae’s SchoolsAccording to a statement from the APA, French agreed to apologise to the boy and his parents, but made no commitments on a public apology.“After some back and forth on the matter, and with the APA stressing on what culture really means to Indigenous peoples in Guyana, the school’s director agreed that she would apologise to the young man on the turn the incident took and the trauma that he experienced shortly after,” the missive from the APA detailed.However, the Association pointed out that a public apology was necessary, since not only the boy and his family but the Indigenous people were hurt by this incident, which has been denounced across the country.Monday’s meeting, which was organised by the APA, was the first time the boy’s parents had come face to face with the school’s administration since the incident and Small, the mother of the child, was able to recount directly to the school’s top administration how the incident took place and to express her concerns about its impact on the nine-year-old. She also took the opportunity to highlight some inaccuracies contained in a statement released by the school on the incident.Meanwhile, the school‘s representative also said that she too was not happy about inaccurate media reporting that the child was not allowed to enter the school. However, the APA pointed out that the issue was bigger than whether the child was allowed entry or not, it was a matter much larger that deemed a people’s culture as “inappropriate” which in turn resulted in the child feeling that he should dislike his culture after being made to feel uncomfortable in his ethnic dress.Moreover, the organisation posited that the incident should be used both as a teaching and learning opportunity for the students and faculty of the school. To this end, the APA offered to help the school in sensitising students and others on larger issues affecting Indigenous peoples and their role in society.The school has agreed to host a session in collaboration with the Association to inform students and faculty of Indigenous culture and overcoming the negative stereotypes which continue to exist.Nevertheless, the APA sees the outcome of the meeting as a step in the right direction towards not only resolving this particular incident, but also addressing cultural prejudices that may persist today.Apart from this meeting, the school’s officials also met with representatives from the Ministries of Education, Social Cohesion, and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs on Monday.
2 Jose Mourinho to Manchester United – it is now surely a case of when rather than if.The Portuguese boss is set to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, less than a week after the club’s first FA Cup success since 2004. The 53-year-old and agent Jorge Mendes are in negotiations with the Red Devils and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, so what is the latest? Here, talkSPORT has the info…Terms agreedAccording to Sky Sports, Mourinho and Mendes have agreed terms with Woodward, successfully negotiating contract length and salary for the former Chelsea boss.Image rightsThe main issue so far has been agreeing terms on image rights and the two parties are set to meet in London on Wednesday to iron out the finer details. The contract cannot be signed before these issues are resolved and some of these include Mourinho’s deal with Jaguar – United’s shirt sponsor is car manufacturer Chevrolet – and the fact the two parties have different watch partners. Other existing commercial deals, however, such as Adidas, the sportswear giant with a 10-year kit deal with United, has Mourinho as a global ambassador.According to the Independent, Chelsea still own the rights to Mourinho’s name and that ownership will expire in 2025. That news has complicated the deal slightly, but is unlikely to lead to a breakdown in negotiations. TransfersDuring Tuesday’s discussions, Mourinho was keen to get assurances on player recruitment and the Red Devils’ transfer strategy, the London Evening Standard reports.Their previous attempts to sign players has reportedly been delayed while they get the go-ahead from their owners in America and the Portuguese wants a similar level of backing in transfers Sir Alex Ferguson was given. 2 Jose Mourinho outside his London home on Tuesday Rui FariaMourinho’s right-hand man, Faria has been his assistant at Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid and he is set to follow him to Old Trafford. The 40-year-old was seen with Mourinho outside his London home in Monday, fuelling speculation they will team up once again. What next for Ryan Giggs? The Welshman is contracted at Old Trafford, but where will he fit in Mourinho’s plans if he wants Faria as his number two? That is a question that may also pop up towards the end of negotiations. READ MORE: Paul Scholes calls for Ryan Giggs to STAY at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho
DONEGAL fishermen are opposing barmy new EU laws aimed at banning the practice of throwing fish they can’t sell back overboard.They say they have no choice in the matter…and the EU fails to understand anything about the industry, particularly off the Donegal coast, where fishermen inevitably net species they don’t want and then return them to the sea.The Federation of Irish Fishermen has welcomed the publication by the country’s Marine Institute (MI) and Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) of the “Atlas of Demersal Discarding,” described as an atlas of discarding profiles by the Irish demersal fleet with a “toolbox” of mitigation measures. FIF say the document clearly identifies the complex nature of discarding and provides a range of workable and stock specific potential solutions rather the “simplistic and populist” approach adopted by barmy EU Fisheries Commissioner Damanaki.FIF Chairman Seán O’Donoghue said: “This atlas is a positive step by Ireland in addressing in a meaningful way the extent of discarding in certain demersal fisheries and in putting forward a range of options for reducing discards. Discards must be tackled with a view to their reduction to the lowest practicable level on an EU-wide platform – not just by Ireland.”FIF has “trenchantly” expressed the view that Commissioner Damanaki’s stated objective for the future Common Fisheries Policy of banning discards and forcing fishermen to land fish which has no prospect of sale – which would then have to be transported great distances to be processed as fishmeal – is totally unacceptable, uneconomic and most importantly will not contribute to the sustainable exploitation of stocks.“The Commissioner’s approach demonstrates only a superficial and PR-driven approach to the issue. The EU measures taken must of course address conservation issues but also must be practical and allow the fishing fleets operate in an economic manner,” they say. A key component of the Atlas, say FIF, is the substantial treatment given to modifications to fishing gears and other measures to reduce discards. Irish fishermen already have taken a “leading role” in promoting such measures:For FIF say seasonal closures for cod fisheries off the North coast (Greencastle Box) and off the South-east coast (Celtic Sea Box), promoted and supported by the Irish industry are proving highly beneficial with a resultant major improvement in Celtic Sea cod stocks for example and whose value is accepted scientifically at EU level.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved.The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comFISHERMEN OPPOSE BARMY EU FISH-DUMPING LAWS was last modified: November 8th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:barmy EU lawsdonegalfishermen
The holy well looks super since its recent refurbishment.St Bridget’s Well has always held a special place in the hearts of the people of Drumkeen.The community recently held their annual car wash to raise money for refurbishments to the shrine.And that refurbishment has been highly-praised by all members of the local community. Pictured at St. Bridget’s well Drumkeen is the caretaker Joseph Brennan with John Mc Laughlin and Aidan Guthrie both from the local community group.THEY’VE DONE VERY ‘WELL’ FOR ST BRIDGET IN DRUMKEEN was last modified: July 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDrumkeenSt Bridget’s Well
Southard’s department serves about 200,000 of the county’s 300,000 severely mentally ill people. An estimated 6 percent to 11 percent of the population has a serious emotional disturbance or mental illness, including 686,000 children and adults in the county. The pending release of the funds comes as a panel of child welfare experts raised “serious” concerns in August that the county has failed to provide mental health services to thousands of foster children, with many winding up in group homes and psychiatric hospitals. A federal judge appointed the experts as part of two lawsuit settlements in the last several years that required the county to improve mental health treatment in its child protective system. Melinda Bird, managing attorney at the Los Angeles office of Protection and Advocacy Inc., one of the public interest firms that filed the lawsuits, said the state and especially the county lag significantly behind other jurisdictions in their ability to provide community-based mental health services. “We remain concerned that the state and the county are not looking at the underlying system failures in the way they use Medi-Cal dollars and this is a key issue because the … dollars are intended to supplement those,” Bird said. William Tower, California director of the 74,000-member American Family Rights Association, called on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in July to order an investigation into the abuse of foster children with dangerous psychotropic drugs. Tower said Tuesday he is concerned about the expansion of mental health services under Proposition 63 because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings that some psychotropic drugs can lead children to contemplate committing suicide. “What they are doing is just throwing drugs at kids and it’s hit or miss,” Tower said. “If you read the black labels on the sides of those bottles, it would scare anybody to death. They are making them worse rather than helping them. It petrifies me that they are using these people as guinea pigs when they are using our tax dollars to experiment on people.” But Southard said medications given to foster children are reviewed and approved by a judge. “And we had (University of California, Los Angeles) do a study on the use of medication among our public mental health system and what they found was a slight undermedication,” Southard said. “They felt we didn’t use quite enough medication.” Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Following voter approval of an income tax on millionaires, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to spend $280 million over the next three years to overhaul the region’s underfunded mental health system. The board’s vote allows officials to begin selecting private agencies that will provide mentally ill people with treatment, housing and job training. “If we do this right, it should make a significant, positive impact on turning this situation around,” said Marvin Southard, director of the county Mental Health Department. “In five years, I would expect that Skid Row would look different as a result of what we are doing and we would have many more residential facilities than we have now for people with severe mental illnesses.” The funds – totaling $750 million a year statewide and up to $1 billion when federal matches are included – are the result of Proposition 63, approved last November, which levies a 1 percent income tax on people earning more than $1 million a year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The extra funding comes three decades after former Gov. Ronald Reagan closed most of the state’s mental hospitals and a decade after the county closed about 20 mental health clinics due to budget problems. The hospitals and clinics were never reopened and thousands of mentally ill people now live on the streets. Southard said he expects the state to release the funds in January – if it approves the county’s plan on how to spend the money. Initially, about half the $90 million in annual funds will be used to provide housing for 4,500 severely mentally ill people, including many who are now homeless or in jail. The other half will be used to provide mental health and other services to more than 52,000 people, including foster children, youth in the county’s probation system and juvenile halls, and people who rotate through the county’s psychiatric emergency rooms. The plan also calls for providing services for an additional 100,000 family members and individuals with less severe conditions.
Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D., gave the keynote address to the Golden Bridges Conference in Boston yesterday. In his address, the Minister explored the rich connections that Ireland and Boston share, including the regional links that have been developed between Massachusetts and North-West Ireland.The Minister spoke of the significant regional developments in the establishment of local government structures in the North-West of Ireland which have been supported by the Government and the Northern Ireland Executive through the Fresh Start Agreement. Speaking at the conference, Minister of State McHugh said:“These new partnership structures developed by Donegal and Derry City and Strabane District Councils will aim to foster a new relationship with both Dublin and Belfast and deliver real benefit for all citizens. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, represented the Irish Government at the Talks that led to the Fresh Start Agreement in November 2015 and committed to working with the Northern Ireland Executive to establish a North West Development Fund to assist the work of the Councils.”“The Irish Government has already allocated €2.5 million to the Fund and I am hopeful that the Northern Ireland Executive will provide its match funding very soon and the Fund can begin to develop proposals to realise the full potential of the North West region.”The Minister also emphasised how pressing issues impacting on Irish communities can be best addressed in close partnership with members of the Irish diaspora. The Government is committed to facilitating their important contribution through its Diaspora Policy – Global Irish. During his visit to the Boston Minister McHugh also took the opportunity to meet with the Irish American community, exploring how best to harness community links and build ever greater ties between the State of Massachusetts and Ireland. The Minister also met with the Mayor of Boston Martin Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. The Minister used these meetings to raise the important issue of immigration reform:“Availing of all opportunities to raise the issue of immigration reform with influential figures in the US, I pressed upon Mayor Walsh and Governor Baker the plight of the undocumented Irish, many of whom live in the Boston area, stressing the priority the Government attaches to this issue and our two-pronged approach of seeking to regularise the undocumented while also pursuing a dedicated quota for legal immigration from Ireland.”Over the course of his visit the Minister also met a number of key Irish community organisations supported by the Government’s Emigrant Support Programme, including the Irish Cultural Center of New England, the Irish Pastoral Center and the Irish International Immigration Center. The Minister acknowledged the difference that Government support, with the assistance of the Consulate of Ireland in Boston, had made to the diaspora community in the city stating:“The Emigrant Support Programme, as we see here, has made a substantive difference to the lives of the Irish communities overseas, enhancing their welfare and wellbeing, connecting them with their cultural heritage and supporting and sustaining support networks, including our business networks. Since its inception in 2004, the Programme has provided over €138 million to over 220 organisations in 27 countries.”Minister McHugh was also guest of honour at the Annual American Ireland Fund’s Boston Gala and held meetings with Worchester University aimed at extending and strengthening cooperation between third level institutions in Ireland and in Massachusetts. In advance of his visit to Kenya at the end of November, the Minister also met with the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Programme to discuss conflict resolution and related issues. McHugh meets Boston Mayor and Massachusetts Governor to discuss immigration reform was last modified: November 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
6 March 2012South Africa’s Kevin Anderson captured the second ATP Tour title of his career on Sunday when he defeated Australia’s Marinko Matosevic 6-4, 7-6 to win the Delray Beach International Championships. Previously, Anderson lifted the South African Open title in Johannesburg in 2011.“It feels fantastic. It’s my first one in the United States, which is great,” Anderson told the ATP Tour’s website.“I feel apart from South Africa, this is my new home. My wife Kelsey was here for the weekend.”Former winnersFormer winners of the title include, among others, Lleyton Hewitt, Stefan Koubek Tommy Haas, Mardy Fish, and Juan Martin del Potro.The victory lifted Anderson up to 30th in the world rankings and came not long after he had slipped a little to 37th a month ago after being sidelined by an injury.The tall South African was seeded seventh for the tournament in Delray Beach and had to overcome some tough matches to make it through to the final. It all began relatively easily with a 6-4, 6-1 over Austin Krajicek, but in the second round Anderson faced Xavier Malisse, the champion in 2005 and 2007. The match went to three sets, with Anderson claiming a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory.Wonderful contestIn the quarterfinals, Anderson faced fourth seed Andy Roddick. In a wonderful contest, the South African star fought back from a set down and saved three match points on his way to a superb 2-6, 7-6 (11-9), 6-4 win.Anderson’s reward was a semi-final showdown with top seed and world number 11 John Isner. Like the showdown with Roddick, the match pitted two big servers against one another.Tie-breakerIt proved to be a very tight contest, but Anderson broke Isner once in the first set and the big American served a double fault in the second set tie-breaker, which was enough for Anderson to triumph 7-5, 7-6 as Isner dropped a tie-breaker for only the second time in 11 tie-breakers this year.Anderson faced Marinko Matosevic in the final after the Australian became only the second player in the 20-year history of the event to make it through qualifying to the title-decider. The Croatian-born player had scored some impressive wins himself on his way to the last two.He solved the problem of the big-serving Ivo Karlovic in the first round, winning 6-3, 6-4, and then defeated sixth-seed Alexander Bogomolov 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.Winning streakIn the quarterfinals he saw off 2010 champion Ernests Gulbis 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 to set up a semi-final match against Israel’s Dudi Sela. After a very hardfought contest, Matosevic emerged a 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 victor to take his winning streak to 12 matches.After his victory in the final, which lasted just short of two hours, Anderson said his mental approach had played a big role in his success. He told the ATP Tour: “I think at the end, I felt I was mentally composed throughout [the tournament]. I didn’t let any patches of bad tennis affect my mindset [this week].”‘I think we have done well’On court, after receiving the winner’s trophy, Anderson paid tribute to his coach, Louis Vosloo, saying: “Thanks for all the patience. Each day I try to work as hard as I can. I know I can be pretty difficult sometimes, but I think we have done well, so let this be the second [title] of many.”He also thanked his parents for the opportunity that they had given him to play tennis and thanked his wife of three months Kelsey, whom he met when both were students at the University of Illinois.“Thanks for coming out, I love you, and I’m so glad you were here to share this with me,” Anderson said to her.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Caption Contest 15 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeOctober 21, 2010In “Community”Through Twist of Geocaching Fate, #PSNoBoundaries Photo Contest Brings International Space Station Travel Bug to Geocaching Block PartyJuly 8, 2015In “Community”Geocaching Caption Contest 6 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJune 18, 2010In “Community” PoteauPets – February WinnersGeocaching goes hand-in-hand with snapping a few shots of the wildlife and your adventure along the way. And sometimes combining two passions like photography and geocaching pays off. Check out some of the early winners in Minelab’s Ultimate Geocaching Hunt photo contest. Seven geocachers have already won the photo of the month award, including WherzaWiggTherzaWay and JonesPosse.PoteauPets won the February Minelab photo contest for their sweet father-daughter portrait under the caption of “Love is in the air for this father/daughter pair.” PoteauPets enjoy geocaching as a family, and usually find caches in rural areas near where they live. “We truly LOVE geocaching and the time we spend together ‘on the hunt’ as a family,” said Dana of PoteauPets. “My husband likes the ‘evil hides’ while on the other hand, my daughter and I enjoy the cemetery caches. Our daughter loves to keep up with the trackables.”The Adventurers in Michigan won the March contest with their snowy photo of the Minelab geocoin and a metal detector. “Winning the contest for that month was a complete surprise,” said David of the Adventurers. David and his girlfriend/best friend enjoy discovering trackables and going geocaching everywhere and in all seasons. Another winner, Gary of JonesPosse, came away with a pocketed vest. He wore it to Geowoodstock XI and during a three-day hike along the Appalachian Trail for his 6,000th find.Adventurers – March winnerThere are still nearly three months left to enter the monthly photo contests and earn a chance to win a trip to Mexico. For more information on Minelab’s Ultimate Geocaching Hunt, visit the Minelab Geocaching page. When you’re ready to enter, go to the Minelab Facebook Photo Contest page.Monthly prizes include a $400 Minelab coupon, a Minelab hat & vest, and all monthly winners will still be eligible for the grand prize: a Mexican cruise for two!The Minelab “Ultimate Geocaching Hunt” photo contest is solely sponsored by Minelab, Inc., a subsidiary of Codan, LTD. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Canada who are 18 years and older at time of entry. Entry period for the contest commences at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on November 13, 2012 and expires at 11:59 PM (CST) on November 13, 2013. Void where prohibited. For details and restrictions, see the Official Contest Rules.Share with your Friends:More
3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#apache#GitHub#GPL#licensing#Open Source#Software Freedom Law Center Related Posts Not content to stop there, however, we seem to be entering a new phase: the no-license model. As free-software advocate Glyn Moody notes, “the logical conclusion of the move to more ‘permissive’ licences [is] one that permits everything.”While Moody talks about public domain software, the GitHub generation seems to be less fussy about legal mechanics.The GitHub License Black HoleAs Aaron Williamson, senior staff counsel with the Software Freedom Law Center, presented at this year’s Linux Collaboration Summit, the vast majority of projects on GitHub don’t appear to carry any license terms at all. (The Register‘s Neil McAllister offers a great summary.) GitHub has become the gathering point for modern open-source development, so it’s hugely significant that a mere 14.9% (219,326) of the 1,692,135 code repositories Williamson scanned had a file in their top-level directories that specified a license. In other words, the vast majority of code on GitHub isn’t necessarily open source. Or proprietary software. Or, well, anything. It’s just code.Redmonk analyst James Governor nailed this trend in 2012, arguing that “younger devs today are about POSS – Post open source software.” For such developers, Governor holds, licensing and governance are an afterthought: the code is all. Both Gartner and Forrester find that open source is booming precisely because developers want flexibility.Less licensing = more flexibility.Is Licensing Necessary?Not that this approach is unproblematic. Outercurve Foundation board member Stephen Walli posits that such “promiscuous” sharing without governance and licensing will lead to “software transmitted diseases.” But it’s unclear that the GitHub generation cares. Maybe they will. Maybe they’ll wake up and smell the need for licensing. Or maybe the project/company they create will attract the interest of a would-be buyer, and suddenly source code hygeine will matter. A lot. As a Black Duck study shows, open-source compliance is becoming an increasingly common question in mergers and acquisitions: But all is not lost. Berkholz analyzed a wide array of projects to determine the interplay between project size and licensing. As he summarizes, “as projects grow, they tend to sort out any licensing issues, likely because they get corporate users, professional developers, etc.”License rebels, in other words, tend to become less rebellious as their projects mature.Ultimately, then, we almost certainly don’t face an industry meltdown stemming from uncertain code provenance. Instead, we have a highly permissive license culture that helps to foster the development of code in the early phases of open-source development, which graduates to Apache-style licensing as projects catch on. Lawyers can rest easy.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. For years, the software industry has been trending away from so-called ‘copyleft’ licenses like the GNU General Public License (GPL) and toward permissive, Apache-style licensing. Given the rising importance of developers, this isn’t surprising: developers just want to get work done without being bogged down by license requirements. It’s perhaps not surprising, therefore, that permissive Apache licensing may simply be a way station on the road to no licensing at all.That’s what GitHub seems to be telling us, anyway.A Trend Toward Extreme PermissivenessEarly in the life of free and open-source software, copyleft licensing reigned supreme. But for years, permissive licenses like BSD and MIT have been climbing, as Redmonk analyst Donnie Berkholz nicely pictures: Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Matt Asay Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…