Azkals draw with Yemenis, stay on top

first_imgLearning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Winning start MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 The Yemenis proved dangerous on the counter-attack as they exploited the Azkals’ inability to recover defensively off set pieces.Defender Mudir Al Radaei gave Yemen a shock lead in the 27th minute with a diving header off a corner kick, stunning the crowd of close to 3,000 at Panaad.Phil leveled three minutes later with a trademark free kick, scoring from 30 yards out—a goal similar to his strike against Tajikistan last June and Indonesia last December in the Suzuki Cup.But Yemen always proved dangerous on the break and the visitors pulled ahead again in the 55th minute with a well worked counter-attack completed by Abdul Al-Matari.James forged another equalizer with a header off a Manny Ott delivery in the 71st minute.ADVERTISEMENT Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend NCAA bans Bolick, 3 others for fracas Philippine Azkals  Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netBACOLOD CITY—The Philippines picked a precious point after fighting back from a goal down twice to salvage a 2-2 draw against Yemen, Tuesday night in the Asian Cup qualifier at Panaad Stadium here.Brothers Phil and James Younghusband made a memorable return to the stadium where they made their international debuts 12 years ago, scoring in each half as the Azkals stayed on top of the group with seven points, two ahead of the Yemenis, whom they will face on Oct. 10 in Doha, Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was a bittersweet result for the brothers in particular as they took delight in the goals they scored, yet felt a tinge of disappointment over their inability to pick up maximum points against a team that struggled to even reach this bustling city.“We’re a bit disappointed not to get three points, but the team fought hard until the end,” said Phil Younghusband who jacked up his tally to 47 international goals. “We can still take a lot of positives from this game. We’re still top of the group and hopefully get a better result next time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendGoalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who produced some spectacular saves at the start of the match and late in stoppage time shared Younghusband’s sentiments.“Slightly disappointed but we need to take the positives out of the game,” said Etheridge. “It’s a draw. It’s not a loss and we keep a good unbeaten record going and we look forward to the next game in Doha next month.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Former drug lord’s bodyguard remains in custody

first_imgThe ex-body guard of a popular convicted drug lord remains in custody as Police continue their investigation into the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Ryan Anthony Sergeant at the Rio Night Club on Monday last.A source close to investigations revealed that the Police had applied to the High Court for an extension to further detain the Queenstown resident and this was granted.However, that extension comes to an end today; and as such, the case file is expected to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the way forward. The man in custody was seen leaving the night club with a firearm in his hand and he remains tight lipped.On the other hand, during initial investigations, one of the men who was arrested with two illegal firearms at a house in Hadfield Street, Georgetown, on Monday, was placed before the court and remanded to prison. The female who was arrested during that operation was released.Sergeant, 19, of Lot 2530 Layton Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was shot and killed while another teenager remains in a critical state at the Georgetown Public Hospital. The injured teen is Jeffrey Ferrel of North Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown.Sergeant was shot once to the jaw during an exchange of gunfire, which started in the night club and ended outside.Jeffrey Ferrel, of North Ruimveldt, was also shot and injured during the gun battle. After the shooting, the now dead man was picked up by his ‘gang members’ and dropped off at the Woodlands Hospital. It was reported that Ferrel, who is now hospitalised, was involved in an altercation with one of the suspects who in turn left the club with another friend and a female companion.Further reports stated that after the trio left, they were followed by Ferrel and the now dead man and the argument resumed.During the argument, the suspect whipped out a gun and discharged several rounds, hitting Ferrel to the neck and shoulder. Attempting to rescue his shot friend, Sergeant was shot to the jaw. The suspects then fled the scene.It was during the review of the surveillance footage, the three suspects were positively identified.last_img read more

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Loney in unfamiliar territory

first_imgVERO BEACH, Fla. – James Loney was talking, laughing and trying to be analytical after the first game of Wednesday’s Grapefruit League day-night doubleheader, so there was no doubt he was alive. But the dark, orange circles ringing his eyes made him look like one of the zombies from Night of the Living Dead. The Dodgers first-base prospect was wearing sunglass-tinted contact lenses, one of the latest innovations in optical wear. But even on a blindingly bright afternoon when the Dodgers fell, 11-1, to the 2006 champion St. Louis Cardinals before 4,525 at Holman Stadium, those uber-cool shades didn’t help Loney see any more clearly into his immediate future. Loney played the entire game and went 3 for 3 with a walk, which raised his spring average to .421 and his on-base percentage to .500. He also played the first five innings in right field, his first appearance there this spring, but in no way his last, and he had looked utterly lost in the process. In the first, Loney got a late jump on a fly ball by Scott Rolen, allowing it to fall in front of him for a key hit in what became a four-run inning for the Cardinals. Loney later let another catchable ball hit by Rolen fall just to the foul side of the line and then broke in on a routine fly ball by Gary Bennett that flew over his head and rolled to the wall. In fairness to Loney, it was a bad afternoon to be playing an unfamiliar position. “I don’t think this was a fair day to judge him,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. “It was windy, and it was a tough sky.” Still, the ability to play multiple positions might end up being a deciding factor in whether Loney – the man who came to spring training perched more squarely on the proverbial bubble than any other Dodgers player – makes this club. “They haven’t really talked to me about it, but I want to do the best I can do out there,” said Loney, 22, the club’s first-round pick in the 2002 amateur draft. “What I need to work on is (tracking) balls hit from that angle. center_img When we take fly balls in practice, the guy hitting them is standing in the outfield with us. So one thing I want to start doing is having somebody hit me more fly balls from home plate.” Closer Takashi Saito, who has been limited in running but not in throwing by a strained right calf, finally made his spring debut, pitching a scoreless fifth inning. The double by Bennett that Loney misjudged was the only hit allowed by Saito, who didn’t get to test his calf because he wasn’t involved in any defensive plays. Although he had previously said the camp roster probably wouldn’t be pared down until after the final split-squad on March 15, Dodgers manager Grady Little now says that first round of cuts might come later this week. tony.jackson@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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CLONMANY’S MARTINA WINS €25,000 ON LOTTO SHOW

first_imgMartina Callaghan from Clonmay, Co. Donegal won €25,000, including a luxury holiday, at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event held at the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan on Saturday 26 July 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, game show host; Martina Callaghan, winning player and Harry Cooke, Head of Operations, The National Lottery. The winning ticket was purchased in SuperValu, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyDONEGAL woman Martina Callaghan has something to cheer about today – she’s just won €25,000 including luxury holiday on a lotto game show.She won the cash on RTE’s Money Spinner TV programme.Martina is a retired factory worker.  She is from a family of six: James Anthony, Margaret Theresa, Veronica and John, who live in the area and brother Marius who lives in England with his wife Margaret and daugher Narelle.  She is close to her grandnieces and grandnephews Amy, Liam, Chloe, Lucy, Niamh and Eamer. Martina normally puts her nephews and nieces names on the Scratch Card but for some unknown reason she put her own name on this particular Scratch Card for the first time ever and had the luck to be drawn!Martina walks every day. She loves listening to country and western music, especially Big Tom. She would have travelled everywhere to see him – that’s her Garth Brooks! She last saw him live last October.Her grandniece Chloe gave her a teddy bear to bring with her for luck when spinning the wheel.“I can’t believe it, I still feel I’m chatting about somebody else.” Martina hasn’t even thought about how she will spend her winnings as she just felt so lucky to be a Money Spinner contestant. CLONMANY’S MARTINA WINS €25,000 ON LOTTO SHOW was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:clonmanyMartina CallaghanMOney Spinnernational lotteryRTETVlast_img read more

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Recent Mexican immigrants rare in hospital E.R.’s

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Where only 12 percent of U.S.-born whites were uninsured, 22.5 percent of Mexican-Americans lacked health insurance. For recent immigrants, that number is much higher – more than 67 percent were uninsured. “This reveals gaps in worker based health insurance,” said Steven Wallace, one of the study’s authors and associate director of UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research. “Latinos are more likely to work for smaller companies and industries including construction or service where hours offered don’t quality for health insurance.” This could become a problem during a public health crisis, researchers said. Without health insurance, sick persons put off visiting a doctor. If they contract a contagious illness such as avian influenza, it could put everyone at risk. The 34-page-study – which looked at immigration patterns and health care access nationally – also found that 37 percent of recent Mexican immigrants depend on clinics rather than doctors. In comparison, 15 percent of U.S.-born whites rely on clinics. While 10 percent of recent Mexican immigrants visited emergency rooms in 1999 and 2000, 20 percent of U.S.-born whites did. Researchers based their report on 2004 U.S. and Mexican census data and a 2000 study from the Centers of Disease Control. The study considers recent immigrants living in the U.S. 10 years or less. “Mexicans aren’t using as much health insurance as they could be because they are not friendly linguistically,” said Xochitl Castaneda, director of the California Mexico Health Initiative at the University of California. “Many of these clinics are also overwhelmed with people.” Rachel Uranga, (818) 713-3741 rachel.uranga@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mexican immigrants rely heavily on health clinics but use emergency room services less often than most white Americans, a study released Thursday found. The joint study by the University of California and the National Population Council of Mexican Governments of Mexico bucks long-held perceptions that recent immigrants make more frequent emergency room visits. “Mexican immigrants when they come here, they don’t get here with the idea of using public services,” said Fabian Nuez, speaker of the California assembly and a son of Mexican immigrants himself. “They come here to contribute something.” Still, even after living in the United States for generations, Mexicans tend to have lower rates of health insurance coverage than U.S.-born whites. last_img read more

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IN PICTURES: Inaugural corporate games close with glamour at awards dinner

first_imgThe Corporate Games Awards dinner took place at Royal Suits in Bugolobi on Saturday. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)KAMPALA – Saturday 29th November 2019, at Royal Suites Bugolobi is where the first and glamorous awards dinner of the Corporate Games 2019 season was held.Without any doubt, the dinner was one that left those in attendance bubbling because of the organization and arrangements that were exhibited.Corporate Games happened every first Sunday of the month at Mandela National Stadium, their official home stadium.For the record, the games were introduced in February and have had a wonderful 9 months. The companies which took part, participated in various games that were Involved football, Netball, tag of war, basketball, darts, cycling, target shooting, soccer, chess, three legged race, athletics to mention but a few.Saturday’s dinner was kicked off by awarding all companies that participated in the 2019 season with certificates of participation. Every company that’s was involved in the games at least got recognition.That was then followed by special recognition of companies that excelled in different areas besides just the games.The best private award was taken by Uganda Baati. The best MDA award was taken by Ministry of finance planning and economic development. Uganda National Meteorological Authority went home with the Raising Star 2019 award. Strategic Partner award was pocketed by Mandela National Stadium and the strategic media award was taken by Next media company. The spotlight award went to ORYX Energies while Uganda Industrial Research Institute clinched the Impact award. The leadership award 2019 was taken home by Uganda National Bureau of Standards. And finally the Chairman’s award was given to Orion Transformers and engineering.After nine months of action packed games, it was also a night that the best overall performers of the season got recognized as followsSoccer winners – Fiduga Uganda LtdBasketball – UMC Victoria hospitalNetball – FidugaChess – UMC VictoriaVolleyball – Ministry of science technology and InnovationTag of war – Joint Medical StoreThree-legged race – Fiduga Uganda LtdSack race (women) – FidugaSack race (men) – FidugaWood ball – SCD DarlingPaint ball – SCD DarlingCycling (men) – SCD DarlingCycling (women) – Fiduga Uganda LtdAthletics4×4 – SCD Darling200M (men) – EFC Uganda limited200M (women) – Fiduga100M (men) – SCD Darling100M (women) – FidugaFiduga Limited were crowned the overall winners of the Corporate Games 2019 season after dominating in almost all the games. SCD Darling were the first runners up with Royal Van Zanteen clinching the third spot as second runners up.The Next Media CEO and also Guest of honor during the awards Kin Karrisa graced the occasion with a lot of praise for the Corporate Games. The games were also graced with the Commissioner planning from the Ministry of finance, Brigadier Sentongo and Brigadier Shillingi from the UPDF, FUFA was represented by the Director of Communications Mr. Marsha Ahmed, in attendance was the Executive director Uganda National Metrological Authority, and the Director red paper publications Mr. Johnson Musinguzi.The master of ceremony was the exceptional Ben Mwine who kept the guests entertained.The chief guest Mr. Kin Kariisa, in his remarks he said that Corporate games have proved to be authentic and proven because of their strictness of making sure that companies use only their employees in the games.“These games improve immunity and also avoid the very many small diseases we get due to less exercise of the body. I really want to thank Corporate Games Uganda for putting up these games.” Karrisa said. We at Next media (NBS TV, Sanyuka TV) are willing and ready to give all the support needed for the upcoming 2020 season. He added.Next Media CEO Kin Karisa was the chief guest at the dinner.Next Media (NBS TV, Sanyuka TV) were among the Corporate Games sponsors for the 2019 season. UMC Victoria Hospitals gave medical insurance to all the Corporates on the pitch. Media support was from– Sanyuka TV, NBS TV, UBC TV, Kwese TV, Red Pepper. Node Group, the PR agency that managed the PR and Marketing of the games. NEC Uzima water as the games’ official water partners for the games. Ashton Events the events managers, Baliks photography our official photographers and of course Mandela National Stadium our official home stadium.The closing remarks of the function were from the Chairman of the Corporate Games Ian Rumanyika who said that It had been a busy nine months for 2019 season with a lot of new things at the start of every month. It was all about fun, networking and entertaining games.Ian said.“Corporate Games Uganda Limited believes in having a variety of games so all your staff are not left out. We had Football, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cycling, Wood ball, Chess, Athletics, Tag of war, sack race, paint ball shooting, swimming, darts and the three legged race in the 2019 season.”“Discipline is a pillar and reason CG has succeeded this year. We encourage companies to also ensure staff follow the set guidelines. He added.“Corporate games was a dream that was harvested out of the desire to have a strictly corporate platform to network professionally through sports. One thing am sure of is that sports is corporate decision making. What you have joined as a brand has numerous benefits that you should continue to look for. Don’t withdraw next year. More opportunities for your brand and staff will be enormous.” Mr. Rumanyika concluded.Rumanyika speaking at the dinner on Saturday.Ian also said that as Corporate Games Uganda, they pledge to always give companies the best sports product for their staff. We believe in inspiring Corporates Through Sports.The list of companies that participated in the first ever season of the games-Ministry of science, technology and innovation-Ministry of science, technology and innovation-EFC MDI Uganda Limited-Uganda national meteorological authority-Uganda industrial research institute-Uganda national bureau of standards-Uganda Baati-Orion transformers and engineering-NRMO-Cavendish University-Oryx energies-Ministry of finance, planning and economic development-Royal van Zanten-Fiduga Uganda ltd-Scd Darling-Mengo Hospital-Umc Victoria hospital-Uganda National Council of science and technology-Mandela national stadium-Red pepper Uganda-Kwese tv-NEC Uzima water-Next media services-Uganda national council for science and technology-Ashton Events-Joint medical store-UBCComments Tags: Corporate GamesIan RumanyikaKin Karisalast_img read more

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Donegal people the most unlikely to get jailed new figures show

first_imgPeople in Donegal are the least likely to be sent to jail.Along with neighbours Leitrim, new figures show that we are the most law-abiding in Ireland last year.New figures show that 7,484 people were jailed during 2017, an enormous fall on previous years. The number plummeted in 2017 after new legislation meant far fewer people went to jail for non-payment of fines.Now a county-by-county analysis of committals shows how residents of one county were up to four times more likely to be jailed than those in others.Limerick, terrorised for so long by the hated Dundon family including Dessie, Wayne and John, had by far the highest imprisonment rate with 237 people per 100,000 of population sent to jail last year.By comparison, the rate in two other counties was almost a quarter of that with 60 per 100,000 people imprisoned in Donegal and 59 per 100,000 in Leitrim. The actual number of people committed to prison from some counties is remarkably low with just 19 people with a Leitrim address jailed last year. For Sligo and Roscommon, it was just 48 each.Other counties with high rates of imprisonment included Dublin where the committal rate was 185 for every 100,000 residents.Altogether, 2,490 people, who had given an address in the capital, were sent to jail with around 15 per cent of that total made up of women. Carlow and Longford also had higher than average rates of imprisonment with rates of 179 per 100,000 of population and 176 respectively.Donegal people the most unlikely to get jailed new figures show was last modified: June 29th, 2018 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:donegaljaillast_img read more

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Tablet Shootout: Surface Vs. iPad Vs. Nexus 10 [Video]

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Is Crypto the Missing Ingredient for Universal Basic Income?

first_imgOver the past few decades, a growing suite of technologies and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) has given rise to a significant trend toward automation in almost every industry imaginable. Depending on who you ask, though, that trend is either going to lead to a future filled with leisure and comfort, or one where 40% of today’s workforce finds themselves displaced and unable to find work. Like most complex subjects, though, the truth is probably somewhere in between the two extremes.While it is undoubtedly true that automation will introduce efficiencies that lower the prices of consumer goods and the daily necessities of life, there are also no guarantees that displaced workers will be able to navigate the shift from their current careers into a new one within the revamped high-tech economy. In truth, it’s a virtual certainty that many people won’t be able to make that shift – after all, not everybody has what it takes to be a programmer or to understand the deep complexities of artificial intelligence.It’s also possible that the expected displacement of workers will be just a preview of what’s to come later, as AI makes further advances and becomes capable of eliminating even more jobs. That possibility has caused endless debate in political and social circles around the world, as decision-makers grapple with finding a solution to the coming jobs apocalypse.Preparing For Economic UpheavalFor some, the answer is a simple one: provide each and every person with a guaranteed income that they’re free to spend in any way they wish. It’s a concept known as universal basic income (UBI), and it’s already being tested in various places around the world.Proponents of the scheme claim that by guaranteeing every person an income that’s sufficient to cover their basic needs, they’ll be free to pursue whatever activities they choose, be it the new world of leisure that automation cheerleaders foresee, a retraining program to reenter the workforce, or something else altogether – like becoming an artist or starting a business of their own.On the other hand, opponents of UBI insist that it will become little more than a giveaway that encourages people to be wasteful; to live off of the fruits of others’ labor. They claim that the disincentives to work created by UBI mean that it will create a more severe shortage of the kinds of labor that machines still can’t replace, like sanitation workers, police officers, electricians and the like – basically the blue-collar workers not yet under threat of automation.On top of that, they argue that any UBI scheme will cause a cascade of escalating tax rates on whoever is still participating in the workforce, and as more people flee the higher taxes, the pressure to raise them more to maintain benefit levels will grow exponentially.A Solution Hiding in Plain SightIt’s easy to understand, and agree with, both sides of the UBI debate. It makes sense that providing an income stream for displaced workers would alleviate some of the problems created by automation. It also makes sense that it’s going to be challenging to create a revenue stream large and stable enough to pay for it without damaging the broader underlying economy. What if, however, there was a way to create a UBI scheme that didn’t require taxation or a government-provided revenue stream?As it turns out, the broader technological revolution that’s been underway for the past few decades may have created a solution: data. If you look at today’s most successful businesses, like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, you’ll find that their public-facing product lines and technological innovations aren’t what is fueling their bottom lines. Instead, they’re all making billions of dollars collecting, exploiting, or selling data – vast quantities of it – all harvested from their billions of users worldwide.If the individuals generating all of that data had some way to maintain control of it and monetize it instead of ceding control of their data to corporate ownership, that would create instant, individual revenue streams that could underwrite a wide-scale implementation of UBI. The only problem is coming up with a system capable of managing such an enormous global flow of information and maintaining secure data rights management without spending more than the scheme itself would yield.Now it seems there may already be a solution for that, too.Enter the BlockchainPhoto: Olivier Le Moal / Adobe StockWhile the cryptocurrency craze that spread throughout the world in recent years has abated, the technology that made it all possible is still developing and being adapted for countless other uses. That technology, known as the blockchain, is an encrypted, decentralized digital ledger system capable of storing data of all kinds and authenticating access and changes to that data at an enormous scale. It’s exactly the kind of thing you’d need to manage a secure global data marketplace to create the type of UBI system mentioned above.There is one critical flaw in most blockchain implementations that prevent it from being used for an application as sprawling as managing all user-created data on the internet in real time – transaction speed and cost. Since the beginnings of Bitcoin, most blockchain solutions have struggled to scale up, experiencing huge transaction processing backlogs that drove up the fees associated with processing those transactions. That happened because the original versions of blockchain required every single transaction to go through a distributed validation process, which requires massive computing power and time.Scaling up the BlockchainTo deal with that problem, various refinements to the original blockchain have been proposed, such as the lightning network, which functions as a peer-to-peer side channel that helps keep transactions between parties off of the leading network until it’s time to reconcile the users’ accounts. That kind of setup does help, but not enough to operate a global data marketplace that would demand constant high-volume micro-transactions that may involve hundreds of thousands of parties at once.Another potential solution to blockchain’s scaling problem is the use of sharding, which, as the name suggests, involves splitting up the stored data into much smaller pieces so that no single node has to maintain a complete copy of the blockchain. The current implementations of this technique, however, still require that every node preserves a record of completed transactions, limiting the total possible transaction throughput.A Solution Made for UBINow, however, there appears to be a blockchain implementation that’s tailor-made for uses as a global UBI system. The system, known as Harmony, takes sharding one step further – allowing just the nodes with the appropriate shards of data to handle each transaction, rather than involving the whole network. The process, which they’ve named “Deep Sharding”, would allow their blockchain network to conduct multiple simultaneous transactions without any bottleneck. With such a system, the only limitation on throughput would be network speed and the number of participating nodes.In the case of a global data marketplace that would fund a true UBI program, every participant could theoretically operate a node to lower the overall transaction cost. Doing so would make it possible to operate a data marketplace that was efficient enough to process the transaction volume needed while leaving enough profit left over for the participants to draw a stable income – and all of it without raising taxes on anyone.The Way ForwardNow that the technology needed to create a global UBI system that allows every individual to reap the profits generated by their own data exists, the only remaining hurdle is to construct a legal framework that guarantees each individual ownership of their own data. It’s a change that won’t happen quickly since it’s that same data that feeds the bottom lines of today’s biggest companies, but it’s one that makes perfect sense.There’s already been a movement toward the rights of individuals to control their own data. The recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) passed by the European Union already contains provisions that have begun a shift towards personal ownership and control of data. Right now, that means that European citizens can exercise control over how and when their data is collected and used, but they still lack the means to monetize the process.As time goes on, there’s a good chance that the GDPR will have a ripple effect in the rest of the world, accelerating the pace of legislation meant to put individuals in control of what should, by all accounts, be their private property. Once that happens, and indeed if the political will exists to go a little further – granting complete and unassailable ownership of data to the individuals that generate it – it’s easy to foresee a day when the technology that kicked off the crypto craze will serve as the medium through which real, universal basic income may be achieved. When that day comes, the whole of humanity will be able to embrace the AI and automation revolution, free from economic insecurity and ready to go forward into a future where everyone has a share of the profits they so rightfully deserve. Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… Andrej Kovacevic Andrej is a dedicated writer and digital evangelist. He is pursuing an ongoing mission to share the benefits of his years of hard-won expertise with business leaders and marketing professionals everywhere. He is a contributor to a wide range of technology-focused publications, where he may be found discussing everything from neural networks and natural language processing to the latest in smart home IoT devices. If there’s a new and exciting technology, there’s a good chance Andrej is writing about it somewhere out there. Related Posts How Blockchain Changes Nowadays Business Security Tags:#GDPR#UBI#universal basic income Why is Bitcoin Soaring? ToyBox and PlayTable Partner Together For Block…last_img read more

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