Bitstop Joins Baguio Ict Conference

Philippines, Baguio City (October 05, 2010)- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) and in line with government’s role to develop and promote the Next Wave Cities in support of the Information Technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry, conducted a Strategic Planning Workshop last September 27, 2010 in Baguio City (Hotel Veniz).

Many participant joined the said conference. The participants came from LGU Cabanatuan City, Balanga Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Dagupan City, San Fernando La Union, Vigan City, Baguio City, DTI, Decorp, PoroPoint Management, Globa Holdings, PLDT, DMMMSU, CLSU, Tarlac Electric, Lorma Colleges and Bitstop. By this it showed there was a lot of participant interested to this.

The workshop which gathered stakeholder from different various cities in Region I, II, and III which were able to provide an overview of the Next Wave Cities (NWC) Program including its objectives and role of being a stakeholder. Can able to conduct s SWOT analysis using the said NWC Scorecard to overview the capabilities and readiness of cities in the field of hosting investment for the Information Technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry. The stakeholder can also able to formulate a Plan of Action for their concerned cities.

SWOT analysis is a strategic planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or in a business venture. It involves specifying the objective of the business venture or project and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieve that objective. The technique is credited to Albert Humphrey, who led a convention at Stanford University in the 1960s and 1970s using data from Fortune 500 companies.

A SWOT analysis must first start with defining a desired end state or objective. A SWOT analysis may be incorporated into the strategic planning model. Strategic Planning, has been the subject of much research.

Strengths: characteristics of the business or team that give it an advantage over others in the industry.
Weaknesses: are characteristics that place the firm at a disadvantage relative to others.
Opportunities: external chances to make greater sales or profits in the environment.
Threats: external elements in the environment that could cause trouble for the business.

Identification of SWOTs are essential because subsequent steps in the process of planning for achievement of the selected objective may be derived from the SWOTs.

The expected output of the workshop was achieved. Each of the representatives was successfully presented and shared their SWOT analysis, particularly in the area of talent, infrastructure, cost and business environment.

Wilson Chua
Bitstop Network Services Inc.
East AB Fernadez Avenue East Gate Plaza
Dagupan City Pangasinan

What are the Different Types of Lacrosse Sticks?

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Lacrosse Sticks

The lacrosse stick is the single-most important piece of equipment for a player on the field. It is a tool that is as unique as its sport, and one that can be employed in an endless number of ways. From passing and scoring to defending and goalkeeping, a well-handled lacrosse stick is just as important without a ball as it is with one.


Lacrosse heads are roughly triangular in shape with rounded edges and a narrowing from top to bottom — or from scoop to pocket. Heads are strung with either lace weaving or netting to contain the ball. For positions of attack and defense, heads are generally the same. Most measure between 6 1/2 and 10 inches at their widest point, and no more than 10 inches long. The side walls are limited to 2 inches in height, and have openings to allow for quicker movements. Goalie heads are larger, measuring 10 to 12 inches wide and up to 16 1/2 inches long. Most lacrosse heads are constructed of plastic for rigidity, durability and light weight, though wooden heads are also used. Laces and netting consist of leather, linen or synthetics.


Shafts are the handles of a lacrosse stick, and their length will vary by position, though a lacrosse stick’s total length is measured from the outside edge of the head to the base of the shaft. An attack stick, or short stick, is 40 to 42 inches long, while a defense stick, or long stick, measures 52 to 72 inches in length. A goalie stick is 40 to 72 inches long. Most shafts are hexagonal in shape and made of metal alloys, carbon, composites or wood. As with heads, shafts should be lightweight, strong and durable.


Brine, STX, Maverik and Warrior are all major manufacturers of lacrosse equipment, (though Maverik does not offer goalie heads). Brine (1922) and STX (1970) have been making lacrosse equipment for decades, while Warrior (1992) and Maverik (2005) are relative newcomers. Each of these manufacturers is constantly experimenting with new products, materials and technology — as well as heeding advice from players — to create cutting-edge equipment.


It’s important to know the rules governing stick lengths and head dimensions in the league in which you’re playing, as they will vary depending on the level of competition — youth, high school, college, etc. (The lengths provided here meet NCAA compliance.)

If you would like to browse a credible webiste that displays dependable lacrosse heads and other lacrosse equipment, visit Lax World’s website