Malaysia survives Singapore for 1st win in Seaba

first_imgSwing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Liaw Chee Huei added seven markers and six boards in the low-scoring affair, which saw Malaysia shoot 30 percent from the field and the Singapore going on a paltry 23 percent clip.The Malaysians blew a 31-20 lead with 8:53 remaining in the third quarter as Delvin Goh, Leon Kwek, and Wong Wei Long rallied the Singaporeans to within two, 43-41, with 25.6 left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundChan Kek Thai split his freebies which left the door wide open for Singapore, but Wong and Hanbin Ng flubbed their potential game-tying treys before Liaw iced the game with a split from the charity stripe.Goh paced winless Singapore (0-3) with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Chun Hong Ting. PBA IMAGESMalaysia had to survive a late scare from Singapore to win, 45-41, for its breakthrough victory in the 2017 Seaba Championship Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Chun Hong Ting exploded for 18 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks as Malaysia posted its first win in four outings.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Poulter completes surprising turnaround at Players Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle The scores:MALAYSIA 45 – Ting 18, Liaw 7, Chan 5, Choo 4, Ong 4, Heng 3, Choong 2, Teo 2, Ang 0, Chin 0, Liew 0, Mak 0.SINGAPORE 41 – Goh 14, Kwek 7, H. Ng 6, J. Ng 5, Wong 5, Liew 2, Lim 2, Cheok 0, Chia 0, Lim 0.Quarters: 15-13, 26-20, 35-30, 45-41.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Morata winner sends Real top, Atletico beaten

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s forward Alvaro Morata celebrates a goal on October 23, 2016 © AFP / Curto de la TorreMadrid, Spain, Oct 23 – Real Madrid took advantage of Atletico Madrid’s first defeat of the season at Sevilla to move to the top of La Liga as Alvaro Morata struck a late winner to secure a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.Steven N’Zonzi struck Sevilla’s winner 17 minutes from time to seal a 1-0 win at a soggy Sanchez Pizjuan. Real lead Sevilla by a point and Barcelona and Villarreal by two at the top of the table.Atletico, who started the weekend top, slip to fifth, three points back on their city rivals.“We are not going to have easy matches and we will have to fight until the end,” said Real boss Zinedine Zidane.“That is the message I transmit to my players and today we believed and didn’t give up in the difficult moments.”Madrid couldn’t have hoped for a better start when Enric Saborit’s slip allowed Isco to tee up Karim Benzema for a simple finish after just seven minutes.However, Real’s defensive deficiencies surfaced once more when Athletic levelled in scrappy fashion as Javier Eraso’s tenacity won the ball inside the Madrid box for Merino to slot home.Cristiano Ronaldo suffered another off night in front of goal and was even jeered by the Bernabeu crowd when shot straight at Gorka Iraizoz with Isco and Benzema begging for a cut-back for a tap in.Sevilla’s midfielder Steven N’Zonzi celebrates a goal on October 23, 2016 © AFP / Cristina QuiclerReal were handed a lifeline when Inaki Williams blazed over with just Keylor Navas to beat early in the second period.Zidane turned to Morata off the bench 15 minutes from time.And the Spanish international ensured Real didn’t drop points at home for a third consecutive La Liga game as he bundled Gareth Bale’s low cross home at the near post.Athletic still had the chance to snatch a point, but once again Williams misfired when clean through on goal to the relief of the Bernabeu.And Real should have had a third with the last action of the match when Ronaldo selfishly went for goal and was again denied by Iraizoz to the fury of the supporting Toni Kroos.Vietto haunts AtleticoAtletico were also left to rue not taking their chances in the first-half as on-loan Atletico striker Luciano Vietto came back to haunt his parent club.Villarreal’s forward Cedric Bakambu (L) celebrates a goal with teammates on October 23, 2016 © AFP / Jose JordanKevin Gameiro shot straight at Sergio Rico and Angel Correa wastefully wide before the break.The in-form Samir Nasri smashed against the post before Jan Oblak made a remarkable save to prevent Vitolo opening the scoring on the volley from point-blank range as Sevilla started the second-half strongly.Vietto endured a woeful debut campaign at Atletico last season after a 20-million-euro ($21.8 million) move from Villarreal and was used as a makeweight in the deal that brought Gameiro to Atletico in the summer.However, he clipped a fine ball over an uncharacteristically static Atletico defence for N’Zonzi to run through and slot coolly past Oblak.“It is an important win at home against such a strong side like Atletico,” N’Zonzi told BeIN Sports Spain.Yet, the Frenchman refused to accept Sevilla are now serious title contenders alongside Atletico, Barca and Real Madrid.“It is still very early and it is a long season.”Atletico’s already difficult task was made even tougher when Koke was sent-off for a second booking 13 minutes from time.Villarreal remain just two points off the top in fourth thanks to Cedric Bakambu’s injury time winner against Las Palmas.Kevin-Prince Boateng’s stunning volleyed effort fired the visitors into a half-time lead, but Nicola Sansone levelled from the penalty spot before Bakambu snatched the points at the death.Earlier, former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas struck twice as Celta Vigo smashed Deportivo la Coruna 4-1 in the Galician derby to move into the top half of the table.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Boy dragged from tent and killed by bear

first_imgAMERICAN FORK, Utah – A black bear that snatched an 11-year-old boy left such a straight cut in the nylon tent his family thought he had been abducted at knifepoint. “Something’s dragging me!” the boy screamed as he was pulled by his sleeping bag from the tent during a Father’s Day outing in the Utah mountains, his father told a campground host. The boy was found mauled to death about 400 yards away, hours later in the pitch darkness of a spruce forest dwarfed by 11,749-foot Mount Timpanogos, the second-highest peak in the Wasatch Range. The boy, his mother, stepfather and a 6-year-old brother were sleeping in a divided tent Sunday night at the head of American Fork Canyon, about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. The male bear was shot dead after a chase by bloodhounds that lasted nearly 10 hours Monday, and wildlife officials said DNA tests confirmed it was responsible for the fatal mauling. The bear “didn’t want to go easy,” said Luke Osborn, a wildlife specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who fired the fatal shot hours after the bear had been wounded in a leg.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Without a flashlight and wearing flip flops, the stepfather gave up a search and left the primitive tent site off a dirt road to drive to a campground a mile away. “He was pounding on my trailer door. He said somebody cut his tent and took his son,” said John Sheely, host of the Timpooneke campground on national forest land. Sheely drove 10 miles down American Fork canyon to alert authorities by pay phone. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they too thought they were dealing with a kidnapping. That changed when a dog followed a trail of sleeping bag scraps and clothing and found the boy’s severely mauled body. “The mother was broken up in tears and hanging onto to the other boy,” Sheely said. Forest Service officials said it was the same 300-pound black bear that harassed another group of campers in the same spot earlier Sunday. last_img read more

Veterans Days events set

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Whittier: The Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., will be celebrating all veterans from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Veterans are encouraged to bring in memorabilia to display during the celebration. The movie “Letters from Iwo Jima” will also be shown. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For information call (562) 464-3370. SUNDAY Monterey Park: City officials and American Legion Post 397 will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. in front of City Hall, 320 W. Newmark Ave. The event will include the presentation of a wreath at the city’s War Memorial, as well as patriotic music and speeches by local elected officials. For more information, call (626) 307-2541. Pico Rivera: Winners of the annual “Voice of Democracy” Audio Essay Competition will be invited to share their essays at the Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Monument at Rosemead Boulevard and Mines Avenue. The theme for this year’s program was “My Role In Honoring America’s Veterans.” The winners were judged on originality of essays, delivery and content. For more information visit vfw.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Several local cities will remember veterans – living and dead – at Veterans Day observances. From solemn ceremonies featuring survivors of World War II and other veterans to family style picnics, residents can attend the events honoring those who have served. Below is a list of area Veterans Day activities: FRIDAY last_img read more

Four families left homeless in fatal fire

first_imgPASADENA – As flames leapt from the second floor, Jaime Hernandez climbed onto the roof of the wood-framed house and smashed a window. “Rojas! Rojas!” he screamed as fire shot out the window and the intense heat drove him back. It was too late. His brother, 39-year-old Rojelio Hernandez, a carpenter everyone knew as “Rojas,” and his mother, 62-year-old Teresa Alvarez Rodriguez, were found early Saturday morning, huddled behind the metal front door of their second- story home at 44 Yale St. They ran to the door and started banging on it. Just as Davenport was about to kick it down, someone opened it. The two then ran inside and began scooping up children and taking them out, they said. “It was smoky, like a movie scene,” Davenport said Monday. “Christmas decorations started popping and busting. I was letting them know they need to come outside. I said, `The house is on fire. You’ve got to move fast.’ ” “I was scared because I’d never seen nothing like that before,” Williams said. “I just wanted to make sure the family was OK. “My thing was, I’d been living next door for two years now,” she said. “I have a pretty good connection with the family.” Williams and Davenport both belong to a new residents’ group, Neighborhood Outreach Workers, or NOW, which aims to quell violence and help out in the community. “I wish there was something more I could do to help them out,” Williams said. “It hurts me because they don’t have a place to live right now.” Ben Green, chief executive officer of the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, said one of the agency’s volunteer Disaster Action Teams was dispatched to the site Saturday morning. He said four households, including members of families living behind the main house that caught fire, lost electricity and water service. The disaster team provided them with food and vouchers for housing and clothing. “They have their pajamas on,” he said of the victims. “They’ve got two kids going to high school that don’t have clothes. It’s embarrassing for them, so we give them vouchers so they can pick out what styles they like.” The Red Cross can only offer housing vouchers for 24 hours after a weekday fire, 48 hours if the fire happens on the weekend, Green said. Because the front house was destroyed – fire officials estimated damages at $300,000 – the family of 11 that lived downstairs needs additional housing assistance, officials said. Susan Perez, a Red Cross case manager, said the family was looking Monday for an apartment. The Red Cross will consider paying their first month’s rent, she added. Two of the children, a boy, 12, and a girl, 9, attend McKinley Elementary School, where officials were trying to help the displaced family. The siblings have two younger brothers, ages 3 and 4, and a 14-year-old sister who attends Wilson Middle School in Pasadena, said Olga Manzanero, McKinley’s community assistant. “They want to find an apartment where they can start a new life,” she said. “Right now, we’re gathering clothes and goods for them.” Anyone wishing to help the fire victims can call Lorena Montoya, (626) 795-2591, or log onto www.doorofhope.us/index.html. molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“The fire was fast – it spread in minutes. We think they tried to get out, but the metal door got stuck. It wouldn’t open,” Hernandez said Monday as he stared up at the charred remnants. Both his brother and his mother had arrived in the United States eight months ago from Mexico, hoping to “make a better life here,” said Hernandez, who lives one house away. Fire Department investigators were working Monday to find what caused the blaze, spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. It could have been even worse, Hernandez and other neighbors said. Eleven other people who lived in the apartment downstairs, including five children, managed to escape. Some of the children were rescued by 19-year-old neighbor Keona Williams and her friend, Tyre Davenport, 22, who said they saw the flames and ran over to help. Williams said Davenport was dropping her off at her house, which is next door, when the two saw the flames. last_img

Quartz Hill finds valley competition

first_img“It almost worked out better for us,” he said. “To get another competition (in April) is a good thing. The way the whole season has played out has been good. It’s going to come down to the end and that’s the way it should be.” Battle of the sexes: Although Highland’s girls have generated the most attention with the addition of talented club swimmers Sara Pino and Jenna Poitras, Thibault isn’t overlooking the Bulldogs’ boys’ team in the race for A.V. Invitational bragging rights or the league title. “If they want us, they’re going to get a shot,” Thibault said. “(Highland coach Mike Timperio) has done a great job, and they’re an awesome team, but our guys certainly aren’t going to lay down. “It’s going to come down to who has the biggest pool of talent, from the No. 1s all the way down to the Nos. 2s and 3s. It’s going to be our big guns against their guns and our little guns against their little guns.” The anticipated Highland challenge has forced Thibault and Quartz Hill girls’ coach Jennifer James to create a more intense atmosphere in practice. “These kids have been killing each other going at it (in recent weeks),” Thibault said. erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHighland’s boys and girls on Thursday defeated Palmdale to improve to 4-0 in league action. The Bulldogs conclude the regular season with meets Wednesday against Lancaster and April 26 against Quartz Hill. Quartz Hill swims Wednesday against Palmdale and April 19 against Lancaster before the Highland showdown. “I think our meet against Highland is going to be the most exciting meet in the valley in years,” Thibault said. “Iron sharpens iron. In the past – no disrespect to the rest of the league – but we didn’t have a lot of competition. “If we can have that type of challenge or that type of atmosphere every week, it would be great. Until we get that, us coaches still have a lot of work to do.” The A.V. Invitational initially was scheduled for March 11, but snow flurries the day before and the morning of the meet forced postponement. Thibault believes the month-long wait has only added intrigue for the coaches and athletes. In years past, Quartz Hill High would have to venture outside of the Antelope Valley to find quality competition to swim against in preparation for the Southern Section Div. IV finals. The Rebels are scheduled to compete April 22 at the Royal Invitational in Simi Valley, but they won’t have to wait that long for a real test. Coach Mark Thibault believes one of Quartz Hill’s biggest challenges has emerged in its backyard. Following convincing Golden League victories over Littlerock, Knight and Antelope Valley, the Rebels will get their first look at Highland at next Saturday’s Antelope Valley Invitational at Eastside Pool. “The whole season has been like this big build up,” Thibault said. “It’s the perfect scenario for me as a coach. “It’s awesome. I’ve had parents and kids from other teams coming up to me talking about us and Highland. It’s just a cool thing for the whole aquatic community.” last_img read more

Every Premier League squad’s average age from oldest to youngest

first_img 20 20 13. The average age of Everton’s squad is 28.0 years old 20 20 6. The average age of Arsenal’s squad is 27.4 years old 20 9. The average age of West Ham United’s squad is 27.5 years old 20 20 16. The average age of Crystal Palace’s squad is 28.4 years old =7. The average age of Manchester United’s squad is 27.4 years old 15. The average age of Leicester City’s squad is 28.3 years old 20 20 20 5. The average age of Bournemouth’s squad is 27.3 years old 20 20 20 3. The average age of Southampton’s squad is 26.5 years old 2. The average age of Liverpool’s squad is 26.4 years old In the 2016/17 Premier League season, which team has the youngest squad?Tottenham Hotspur have been praised this term for their youthful approach to the game, with Mauricio Pochettino favouring the promotion of academy players and the signing of youngsters over the arrival of established stars.Elsewhere, doubts remain at Manchester City over their ageing squad, though Pep Guardiola has been moving to add more youth to the team via the transfer market.So, just which teams are the youngest and which are the oldest? talkSPORT have taken a look at the data and reveal the average age of every Premier League squad, ranked from oldest to youngest.Click the right arrow, above, to find out the results… 20 =7. The average age of Middlesbrough’s squad is 27.4 years old 4. The average age of Sunderland’s squad is 27.2 years old 17. The average age of Manchester City’s squad is 28.9 years old 18. The average age of Stoke City’s squad is 29.3 years old 20 10. The average age of Chelsea’s squad is 27.5 years old 20 20 12. The average age of Swansea City’s squad is 27.9 years old 20. West Bromwich Albion’s squad is the oldest in the Premier League, with an average age of 30.0 years old – click the right arrow to see the rest of the results 20 14. The average age of Burnley’s squad is 28.2 years old 20 19. The average age of Watford’s squad is 29.6 years old 11. The average age of Hull City’s squad is 27.9 years old 20 1. Tottenham Hotspur have the youngest squad in the Premier League, with an average age of 25.7 years oldlast_img read more

Man pleads not guilty in the stabbing death of cousin

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Then, he apparently grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Del Real in the neck, said officials. Gomez then ran from the house after the stabbing, but was later arrested. Relatives said Gomez is schizophrenic. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST WHITTIER – A man accused of stabbing to death his disabled cousin pleaded not guilty in Whittier Court on Wednesday. Louis Albert Gomez, 22, also known by an alias of Gray Maria, is charged with killing Mara Del Real, 19, with a kitchen knife on June 22 in her home in the 7300 block of Ridgeview Lane. A judge ordered Gomez to return to Whittier Court on Aug. 10, when a date will be set for his preliminary hearing. Relatives said Gomez is Del Real’s cousin. He reportedly visited her house at about 4 p.m. and asked if he could take a shower.last_img read more

‘Bolton takeover was the most complicated I have ever dealt with’

first_img“There were many times when I wondered whether it would be possible, but there was never a moment when I wasn’t committed to getting it done,” he told talkSPORT.“I just hoped that everyone would see sense and all the stakeholders did their best to make sure this great club didn’t go under.“There were a number of very complicated issues. We had to deal with many different stakeholders so we could get them on board and save this great football club. on target The man who helped secure the future of Bolton claims the takeover which saved the club was the most complicated he has ever dealt with.Joint administrator Paul Appleton last night revealed the Trotters had successfully been bought by Football Ventures to end fears of liquidation.The deal concludes months of uncertainty, which included several failed takeover bids from former Watford owner Laurence Bassini, and Appleton admits there were moments when he feared the worst. But Appleton believes Football Ventures are the right people to lead the rebuild at the Macron Stadium, pointing out their commitment to rescuing the club.He added: “It really was a rollercoaster. It was an unbelievable three months. The fact that they were still there at the end says it all.“The staff and the players will be paid all the money they are due, not only for August but also for the time prior to the administration. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:17Loaded: 7.21%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas deals Bolton were placed under administration by Ken Anderson LATEST Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Getty Images – Getty 3 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Getty Images – Getty “We thought we were on the home straight on numerous occasions, then for whatever reason, something would get in the way.“There were at least three occasions when we thought we were ready to complete.“I’ve been doing this for 33 years and I’ve never seen anything so complicated in my life. “Today the fans can celebrate that we got it done and they’ve got fantastic new owners who are fully funded and have the ability to take the club forward and return the club to its former glory.”After a prolonged period of financial turmoil under the ownership of Ken Anderson, with staff and players left unpaid for months, fans will naturally be nervous about any new owner.This is compounded by the tragic recent expulsion of neighbours Bury from the EFL, a fate which Bolton narrowly avoided. Getty Images – Getty stalemate rookie error Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more 3 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 3 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta latest Bury had their Football League membership revoked Football Ventures have completed their takeover of Bolton OFF Bury fan ‘broken hearted’ after club’s expulsion from EFL is confirmed“They are the right people to lead this club. I think Bolton fans should be excited. They’ve got the 12 point deduction and the season hasn’t gone too well [so far]. Hopefully this weekend can be the start of new things. They’ve got some fantastic plans.“I’m very conscious of the Bury situation, but I’m glad there was at least some good news in that part of the world last night.”last_img read more

GDPR: Will the US Respond with Similar Federal Regulations?

first_imgDoug Merritt, CEO of Splunk, said that “I think it’s imperative that human beings understand that there is economic opportunity in your data. But for government to tax corporations and try to give it back to people, I think that would actually darken the clouds and not open up the sky. What the government can do is set up regulatory frameworks and consequences for non-adherence. What I’d like to see within those frameworks is something in there about how I can broker my data. I think we all should expect that.” Cindy Provin, SVP Entrust Datacard and General Manager nCipher Security, said that “what’s clear is that businesses are facing increased pressure to understand exactly how data is protected at every point during its lifecycle, in order to assess the vulnerabilities in their systems and processes. While it’s often challenging for businesses to take a holistic view of data protection, especially when multiple sources and technologies are involved, it’s necessary from a legal, financial, and frankly reputational, standpoint.” The GDPR has influenced the thinking of many states in the US to implement regulations around data privacy protections. California signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act, a GDPR-like privacy law. Alabama passed a law that imposes penalties on businesses that collect personal information without authorization. Other states like Vermont, Virginia, Oregon and Louisiana have put into law privacy laws. Rob Perry, vice president at ASG Technologies, said that “the most impressive accomplishment of GDPR has been its role in kick-starting the data privacy awareness revolution. From the introduction of the California Consumer Privacy Act to the reconsideration of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, the first year of the GDPR put the wheels in motion to create a globally safe, secure data landscape.” GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, the EU data protection and privacy law has been in effect for more than one year. What is the likelihood that a similar law would be enacted in the United States? Some are encouraging the federal government to take a bigger role. State-by-state regulations makes it very difficult for businesses to stay abreast of privacy requirements. Julie Brill, Microsoft’s corporate VP and deputy general counsel, said that “laws currently on the books are simply not strong enough to enable the FTC to protect privacy effectively in today’s complex digital economy. Now it is time for Congress to take inspiration from the rest of the world and enact federal legislation that extends the privacy protections in GDPR to citizens in the United States last_img read more