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?

by t i g

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.)

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Staging a Perfect Conference

Conferences are regarded as extremely important business events with great opportunity for people to socialise and network with one another. Some firms hold conferences quite frequently while others hold them annually. Staging a perfect conference is extremely important since a poorly organized conference can lead to negative publicity. The entire process of staging a perfect conference requires months of planning as it involves managing, organizing and coordinating different activities before and after the conference. To avoid hassle, the majority of companies prefer to hire the services of professionals to deal with all the aspects and details of staging a perfect conference.

Conference staging specialists handle all details of the conference including the conference speakers, catering and refreshments, conference promotion, venue, visual effects, commuting, accommodation and transportation for out-of-town delegates, conference equipment, and the conference timings. According to conference experts the best time to start a conference is 9am with two coffee breaks during the conference. Most experts agree that the speech length of conference speakers should be limited to somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes.

The venue of the conference matters a lot, it should be easily accessible and easy to commute to, with a friendly and relaxing environment. The venue should have well-trained event staff, and good conference equipment with the latest technology and should also have leisure facilities for conference delegates. Most importantly, the visual effects of the conference should be given a lot of priority since visual effects can change the mood of the participants.

Conference venues that use power-point presentations with old technology are not as visually appealing as conferences that use latest technology with animated images and elaborate set designs to keep the audience attentive and interested. Searchme4, a UK based online business directory provides a list of conference staging companies to choose from for all your conference staging needs. London Bridge Hotel , Bethel Convention Centre, Lyngford House Conference Centre are some of the conference centres in the UK that are listed in our directory.

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Ronaldo Affectionate Farewell Conference

The evening of February 14 Ronaldo with the Football Shirt with his two sons to the Corinthians club located in the Corinthians to the training field and teammates goodbye after Ronaldo appeared in the conference site, officially announced his retirement news. In the conference, Ronaldo can not help falling tears. Ronaldo said his decision to retire, said the torture he had suffered injuries, but these have not let him cry, his strong restrain their emotions in an attempt to the best stance to face the media, and hundreds of millions of the attention of his fans. But it is the fans that word Ronaldo touched the hearts of the most vulnerable part. “I want to thank my family, thank all the people who criticized me, for in my life who helped me grow, to thank all my fans in Brazil, they bless me, I cried with me, crying, “Ronaldo thanked the owner, and then choked voice said,” and the Brazilian fans, I especially want to thank the fans of Corinthians (voice began to choked), because I have never seen such passion, such a enthusiastic fans with football shirts.”

Ronaldo with the Premier League Shirts has been difficult to control the mood, he cries, the sound is no longer stable. When the lens is pointed at his face, his eyes the tears are so marked. Ronaldo finished twitching almost incoherent words during the following: “I want to thank the club president; I would like to not help the team into the Copa Libertadores with my club football shirts, said a public apology. I want to say is my President Brother, I’m here a really good experience; it is amazing, I will continue to move forward, and has been linked with the club. in the future you will often see me at the scene to refuel the Corinthians. “

Although Ronaldo is the fuse of retirement to lead the team he has not reached the South American Libertadores Cup with his club soccer jersey, but Ronaldo did not tell any one injury and Corinthians Corinthians fans say. Ronaldo at the press conference began by saying: “I made many lifetime friends, and I do not remember setting an enemy.” Love to the depths of man named Ronaldo clank also falling tears, maybe it all melted into the color is too sad, but that feeling is how real – because love you too, football! Lover’s tears flow for you but – because love you too, Ronaldo! Ronaldo with the Man U Kits was officially announced through the press conference the decision to retire. A few hours later, the Brazilian national team coach Mano – Menezes personal website published by Ronaldo with the Man U Shirts caused by an open letter deploring Ronnie make retirement decisions.

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5 Soccer Drills

by skpy

To be competitive in today’s game it imperative you put away the old outdated training methods. Running long distances can be slowing you down and may be burning off the muscle you need for bursts of speed and power. Soccer players need strength and conditioning exercises that both closely resemble the actions of their body and muscles that perform during the game and mirror the energy systems that are used in a game!

Here are 5 soccer drills to help your power and speed.

1. The Box Drill – Use cones placed 6 yards apart in a square. Start at one cone and run forward to the next cone. Perform a drop step circle around that cone. Perform a shuffle step to the next cone. Perform a drop step circle around that cone. Backpedal to the next cone. Perform a drop step circle around that cone. Shuffle step to the original starting cone. Perform a drop step circle around that cone. Run diagonal to the next cone. Perform a drop step circle around that cone. Shuffle step to the next cone. Perform a drop step circle around that cone. Backpedal to the original starting cone.

2. One Leg Squats – One leg squats is another excellent leg strength exercise. Stand on a platform and lower one leg off until you are just below parallel and then stand back up using the other leg. Work up to 3 sets of 10 for each leg.

3. Uphill Sprints – Uphill sprints will help you develop power. NFL All-Time leading rusher Emmitt Smith was a big proponent of hill sprints. Beach runs in soft sand are also really good for developing acceleration. Make 10 yard sprints with plenty of rest in between.

4. Zig Zag Ball Handling Drill – In this drill you will set up cones in a zigzag pattern at about 5 yards apart. The closer together the cones, the more difficult the drill. Next you will line up at one cone and dribble the ball to the next cone and cut around the cone and on to the next, then you dribble the ball back to the beginning. Take a short rest and repeat.

5. Groin Conditioning – Metabolic conditioning (intervals) should always remain at the end of a training session that incorporates “explosiveness”. If you fatigue the athlete with conditioning, you can’t expect the athlete to perform explosively and you may even compromise safety. Like all other aspects of the program, in order to develop “groin-specific” adaptations, you must incorporate lateral movement into the conditioning drills.

This means short, high-intensity intervals that include lateral shuffling, crossovers, and sprints into and out of lateral movement. Intervals can range from 10 to 60 seconds (or more). Rest intervals will vary, but one option is to rest an equal amount of time to the work interval.

5-10-5 yard shuttle using lateral movement for a set period of time
5 yard shuffle for a set period of time

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NASCAR Supernovas – Junior and Busch

People are fascinating. I am biased towards the ones in auto racing. Let’s face it: that is what I surround myself with, so that is my frame of reference. Human beings are by far, to me, the most interesting piece of the motorsports puzzle.

In any realm, it is people who make the spark and the interest. Politics can be a very dry and clinical topic to study. One can read about laws and policies and crave some caffeine product. But let’s read about how different people with varied beliefs interpret and practice our politics and then we have some interesting subject matter.

Religion falls into the same category. Pick up a textbook and read a few chapters written centuries ago regarding another civilization’s beliefs. Good readings if that is what you are into. However the attention commanding material in usually about how citizens can read the same book, yet come to multiple conclusions about the same written lesson.

Switch scenes to our favorite sport we all know and love and people provide the most captivating topics. Business and machinery help stir the NASCAR pot. Men and women add the spice and flavor.

Week after week, race after race, new chapters are written. No two are exactly alike. In 2009 two men stand head and shoulders above the crowd for attention. They command it from the time the race haulers enter speedway grounds late in the week, to the time those same haulers are making the long journey down a dark interstate back to some race shop after completing a weekend’s work.

And their time in the world’s critical crosshairs was not earned from what they might do, but from what they already have done. Both drivers have entered the zone of “what will happen this race?” because of what has already occurred.

Circumstances have brought Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to where he is today. He is a man with a tremendous namesake. Second and third generation athletes live under a microscope and a heat lamp. Only unquestioned success brings relief. Ask a Manning brother.

Junior was brought into racing not just as a driver, but also as a son. He was a late model racer with a team his father owned. He was employed as a then-Busch Series driver by a team his father owned. He was brought to the Cup level with a team his father owned. And the day after Dale Earnhardt died was, very sadly, the news story that garnered the sport the most attention it ever received.

Front-page headlines about the Earnhardt passing were carried in newspapers that absolutely ignored auto racing. NASCAR’s most recognizable name was gone. Millions of fans and non-fans mourned the loss. This man was also a father. And one of his sons was left to carry the sport’s torch whether he was ready or not.

“Big E” was the guy who was introduced in pre-race ceremonies and nobody in the grandstand was using the seat they paid for. Some cheered. Others booed. All reacted. His presence was enormous.

Junior’s Nationwide resume shows two championships and twenty-two race wins. The Cup Series’ victory lane has had him as the guest of honor on eighteen occasions. He resigned from Dale Earnhardt Incorporated at the 2007 season’s conclusion.

His driving tenure for Hendrick Motorsports began in 2008, arguably Sprint Cup racing’s strongest team. The championship car has come from Hendrick’s effort the past three consecutive years and eight times total since Jeff Gordon’s initial crown in 1995.

Joining Hendrick Motorsports was supposed to have his best chance of success, but it has not gone according to plan
Now Junior has his best chance for success being with a quality racing team. He also is under more scrutiny than ever for the same reason, being with a quality racing team. So far in 2009 Earnhardt’s three stable mates have won races and are within the top ten in the title standings. The number eighty-eight stands out for its lack of performance compared to the five, twenty-four and forty-eight.

A recent crew chief change has legions of Dale’s fans chopping at the bit for a strong on-track improvement. Junior Nation’s large membership has had their patience tested.

If any of the above details were not part of the story, Dale would not be the center of attention that he is.

Kyle Busch entered the sport with another famous last name. Busch’s older brother Kurt entered NASCAR’s Truck Series in 2000. His move was quick to the Sprint Cup Series, entering events later that same year. He won the tour’s championship in 2004 and was regarded as a top driving talent. His attitude and personality did not endear himself to fans in the same matter as the third generation Earnhardt racer. Kurt had his collection of followers, and his detractors.

Guilt by association was what Kyle had to deal with from the people who did not like his older brother. There were some that took an anti-Kyle stance prior to his ever turning an upper level NASCAR wheel. His full time Sprint Cup career began in 2005 with the Hendrick organization.

Some of his attitude and behavior endeared him to his following of fans. It alienated him to others. The younger Busch brother’s driving talent became evident to everyone who watched him closely.

His personality comes out and appears in bright lights most weekends. Controversial moments have drawn battle lines between Busch supporters and Busch bashers. “Rowdy” has made comments after near wins that criticize his crew and other drivers, whomever he feels negatively impacted the victory effort. He does not bite his tongue and says what he thinks.

Busch’s actions, such as his guitar-smash in Nashville, polarize both media, fans and competitors alike (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR).

There are observers who praise the fact that a Sprint Cup driver actually gives his opinion and shows emotion, and not just rattles off sponsors and gives a sound bite whenever a microphone is put in front of him. Others jump to the other side of the fence and do not like Kyle’s style or substance. Witness the differing opinions after the recent Nashville Nationwide Series guitar-smashing incident.

The cherry on the cake that intertwines the two drivers is the fact that Rick Hendrick had Kyle Busch driving in his group. They agreed to part company and move on to other relationships. Busch filled a seat with Joe Gibbs Racing. The driver chosen to move under the HMS driver umbrella was Dale Earnhardt Jr. It reads a little like a “Seinfeld” episode, where random occurrences often are tied together at the conclusion of the show.

Auto racing trade paper op-ed pages and radio call in shows have three topics every week. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, and whatever actually happened on the speedway. The first two have their fans and detractors wound up. Plenty are eager to wave the flag and cheer, or look for the opening to knock the legs out from either.

Something pretty strong has to happen to steal a piece of the fan’s debate. And it has at times. Carl Long’s penalty is a good example. Carl Edward’s spectacular crash at the spring Talladega race is another. But they are only temporary diversions. Eventually the hot topics come back around to our two lead characters.

This article is part of that phenomenon. We listen to the fans and watch what happens on the racetrack. There is no escaping the bench racing topics that keep coming up. I wonder what big story will come up that will eventually displace our current discussions? I know I will really enjoy watching. Racing has lots of characters and lots of stories waiting to happen. I can’t wait.

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Basketball For Confidence

by Mr ATM

My uncle was a paraplegic and his accident occurred when he was relatively young, 34 years old. Prior to his accident he was not involved in basketball his favorite sport was motor-cross racing. He was not a competitor but he was very influential in the managerial side of motor-cross events. After his accident he needed a new challenge and he eventually met up with a group of people who also needed a new challenge in their life and they found it in wheelchair basketball.

Basketball is a great sport and is open to so many different cultures and lifestyles including those who have disabilities. There are few people who have a disability that get involved in sporting activities. There are many physical therapeutic and psychological advantages available to people with disabilities who involve themselves in sports activities and wheelchair basketball is a great sport for many people who have a disability. Wheelchair basketball is just one of these options out there. Playing wheelchair basketball can help with issues such as self confidence but not only that, it allows the opportunity for interaction with others.

Many people are also aware that wheelchair basketball is played at an international level. The beginning of wheelchair basket ball is said to date back to the World War II where after the war there were so many serviceman that had been confined to wheelchairs. Then in 1946 those veterans got together in the sport and played their first game. The sport of wheelchair basketball has eventually grown to the way it is today to become a very popular sport all over the world.

The rules of wheelchair basketball are very similar in that they follow the rules of the International Basketball Federation where the games are played on a regulation court and with the 10-foot basketball hoop. Many of the rules were adapted such as the players are not allowed to touch the wheels of their wheelchair more than two times after receiving the ball or dribbling the ball. Then before they are allowed to handle the wheels they must bounce pass or shoot.

International competitions for wheelchair basketball are held all over the world today. The sport of wheelchair basketball is included in the Paralympic Games and has been since 1950. The Paralympics are held every 2 years. There are is also the wheelchair basketball prize of the Gold Cup and currently the countries that are most prominent in the sport are Canada, Australia, USA, Japan, Netherlands and England.

There are many countries that now have mixed teams. Mixed teams comprise able bodied players as well as disabled players. This form of basketball is very quick and as with most sports also highly competitive. The games are very exciting and great entertainment for spectators as well. Wheelchair basketball is enjoyed by the players of course as well as their fans, which makes it a great sport for those who are disabled but wish to remain competitive and of course enjoy sports.

For my uncle this was a great change to the way he viewed his life and after his accident which left him despondent for many years he gained a new lease on life. He did not attend the Paralympics but he certainly enjoyed watching the games with his new found friends and he loved to be able to be physical again on the court amongst those friends. He still plays as a Golden Oldie for a local team in his city but they have a mixed team for the Golden Oldies and it is great to see those with a disability encouraging those without disabilities to get the hang of wheelchair basketball. Who knows what kind of person he would have been if he did not have the opportunity to become part of the wheelchair basketball team.

Michiel Van Kets submits articles for Abso-bloody-Lutely, a general web directory. The articles cover topics like sports and basketball. Reviewing tons of submissions each and every day is a lot of work, especially when offering it for free. But of course a directory needs listings, so that’s just the dedication it takes.

Best Conference Room Projectors

If you are looking for conference room projectors for your business, you will be amazed at the technology of these machines and how beautiful your presentations will look to your audience. These days, projectors are essential to businesses and to personal needs as well.

Projectors are an audiovisual equipment to help sell an idea or product. You will discover a wide variety of models and features to fit your needs. The most popular projector is the video. It will have many features for your decision making as well as models, lamps, brightness, lens and resolution. The conference room is great for a video projector. When you are choosing one for your conference room, usually the lighter models as opposed to the heavier ones will perform better. Conference room projectors are brighter and adjustable for any size room, especially the larger rooms. You may need additional accessories for certain models such as a computer or laser pointer. What is really amazing is some of these models are less than three pounds. A long time ago, projectors were big and heavy. Its great that there so many varieties to choose from these days. And, actually, portability is a major demand from sales people who need to travel to present to their business clients. Using a three pound projector may not be such a bad idea to have.

Now you will still have your 100 pound machines which are really great for huge auditoriums. It is a very powerful projector that is very capable of handing different resolutions and images. It will also come with all of your accessories to complete your presentation.

When you are searching for this wonderful tool, it is best to look for the highest quality such as brightness, type of lamp and projection surface. Brightness is vital. If it is not bright enough, images will tend to be blurry. When choosing your lamp, low wattage is the best way to go. It will save money and will last longer. Typically, the lamp will usually last from 1,000 to 4,000 hours. For the projection surface, either a white or gray background screen will produce better quality images than using walls.

Now that you have some information on conference room projectors, search for them online and you will be able to find the right projector that will fit your budget and needs Once you have this wonderful tool, you will be able to have beautiful presentations and your business clients will be impressed.

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Elevator Conference of New York

The Elevator Conference of New York was established in 1993 with the purpose of joining contractors, consultants, suppliers, and other professionals into a single association. The conference enables members to collectively perform research, communicate education and information about the elevator industry, and learn of the many ways to help provide and promote safety within the vertical transportation industry. New York City was a prime location for the ECNY as it is home to many businesses that depend on elevators and escalators to safely transport individuals from floor to floor.

The idea for the ECNY was proposed by Nick Kassetas, an industry salesman who was already part of other regional elevator industry organizations. He wondered why New York City did not have their very own elevator industry to help promote safety for people working within the elevator industry. After long discussions and meetings with several other engineers and associates involved within the elevator industry, it was finally decided to establish the ECNY. Along with the final decision to found the ECNY, the by-laws that the association would follow were created and accepted. 20 individual members originally comprised the ECNY, and since the beginning of its establishment the member count has grown tremendously. Thanks in no small part to its communication with the Department of Buildings of the City of New York and its continuous education programs, at the present time the ECNY has 60 individual members and 70 corporate members.

The ECNY organizes many events each year, in addition to holding regular meetings. These special programs range from Technical Meetings, the ever-popular Mystery Dinner and ECNY Dinner Dance, Continuing our Buildings NY and Technical seminars, and other informative events.

In 2009 the ECNY presented the Safe-T Rider Program, which was a profound success. The program was formulated and presented to properly educate children on the correct ways of using elevators, escalators and other types moving walkways. The program used a character known as “Safety Cat” to help present this information in an entertaining and child-friendly way. Not only were rules and ideas of how to properly use elevators presented, but a question and answer session and review of the safety rules was also incorporated into the presentation. Along with teachers and the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, the ECNY continues to provide these educational presentations throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

Within the ECNY many committees have formed. These committees include: Code Standards and Safety, Communication and Public Relations, Dinner Dance, Finance, Liaison, Meetings and Protocol, Membership, New York City Department of Buildings, Planning, Scholarship, Technical/Information/Presentation, and Website committees. All of these committees help to maintain the structure of the ECNY and it is because of these committees that the ECNY has been such a tremendous success.

The ECNY is host to many distinguished members. Kenneth V. Breglio is the President of ECNY, accompanied by Vice President Bobby Defrancesco. Treasurer Andrea Magaziner and Secretary Douglas Gilman also comprise the list of ECNY members. Among the Directors affiliated with the ECNY are Brad Hunt, Jack Morgan, James Duffy, Nicholas J. Montesano, and Robert Cuzzi.

Wilson Castrillon has been in the elevator industry for over 25 years. In the 1990s he received his NYC Department of Buildings inspector’s license and his QEI Certification. In 1999 he started his own elevator consulting business providing design, engineering, and