first_imgMichael Juico. PBA IMAGESWangs Basketball coach Pablo Lucas is staying optimistic as his team awaits its fate in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“I hope so,” he said in Filipino when asked if he believes that his side can still make it to the quarterfinals. “The standings are still too close.”ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur The Couriers missed a chance to clinch a quarterfinal seat as they suffered a monumental collapse against Marinerong Pilipino, 83-82, on Thursday to finish their eliminations campaign with an even 5-5 slate.But with victories over teams that are still in the thick of the race of the playoffs, Lucas has his reasons for keeping the faith even with Wangs’ outside chance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Wangs Basketball beat Racal, 93-84, and topped Centro Escolar University, 88-87, but fell in close defeats to Batangas, 81-79, and Marinerong Pilipino.“It’s tough that we’re going to depend on the other teams, but it’s a good thing that we were able to invest in our five wins and in the end, we’re all be having identical records,” he said. O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him free  MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Lucas thinks that the Couriers’ tight losses will be beneficial for his crew if they do end up with a seat in the top six.“If we make it, I’m sure that the team will have a better run because we already learned our lessons. If we make it to the quarterfinals, I believe that we have a chance to advance to the semis,” he bragged.Nonetheless, Lucas is already content with what the team has achieved after setting a franchise-best record since it joined the PBA D-League in 2013, thanks largely to the contributions of guys like Robbie Herndon, Michael Juico, and Chris Bitoon.“This is already history for Wangs. We learned a lot in the years that we’ve joined and we can’t bring back the past, but we’re just hoping for the best,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

first_imgWINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is backing down from a plan to stop publishing notices of everything from environmental protection changes to public health orders in newspapers.Cathy Cox, the minister for sport, culture and heritage, says the government realizes it was moving too fast, and will not enact the relevant sections of an omnibus bill now before the legislature.The plan, announced last year, quickly ran into opposition from newspaper publishers and others.Kate Jackman-Atkinson, editor of the Neepawa Banner, said the change would leave people in the dark about issues such as when pesticides are being used in their area.The bill would also have eliminated mandatory newspaper notices of proposed changes to ecological reserves, hearings of human rights complaints and more.The notices would have only been required in the Manitoba Gazette, the government’s official catalogue of legal notices which is available online.But critics said most members of the public don’t know about the gazette and would not check it regularly.“It’s no secret that newspapers make money from publishing (government) notices, but that’s not why I think this is a bad idea,” Jackman-Atkinson wrote in a recent column.“I think these changes will make it harder for Manitobans to be informed about the issues that will have an impact on their lives.”Cox said the Progressive Conservative government has heard the message.“Everything will remain as it was before,” Cox said.“I’ve listened to a lot of Manitobans … so based on what we’ve heard, we know that this is a little bit of uncharted waters here and we were moving too quickly.”The legislative process — passing the bill as-is, but not enacting the sections affecting newspapers — will leave the government the option of imposing the changes at a future date, but Cox indicated the status quo will remain for some time.“Obviously, I don’t know what things are going to look like in 50 years — I mean, everything may be online — but we are saying right now we are pausing, we are listening to Manitobans, we’ve moved to quickly.”When it first proposed the changes last year, the government said it was simply keeping up with the times by moving public notices to the internet.It is also in the process of making the Manitoba Gazette available for free. Accessing the gazette currently requires a subscription of $100 a year.last_img read more

first_img “Hearst has invested in some of the most robust Millennial-focused digital video networks—from BuzzFeed and Vice to AwesomenessTV and Complex—and we are excited to add Verizon as a partner to continue to build and invest in this space,” says Neeraj Khemlani, co-president of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, in a release. “It’s the dawn of a new era of video brands for the next generation of viewers and in Verizon, we have found a partner with unparalleled ad, video and mobile technology that will accelerate the launch of new digital video channels for this mobile-first audience.” Details on the partnership are still limited, but in a release, Hearst revealed the roll out will begin with two channels, and Seriously.TV. will be a multiplatform digital video channel that will feature news, documentaries and scripted and unscripted series. Seriously.TV will focus more on light, comedic content, with multiple daily updates. Both channels are expected to go live prior to NewFronts in May. Hearst has stepped up its already-aggressive digital strategy for targeting millennials. Wednesday, the company announced it’s reached a partnership agreement with Verizon to create, develop and distribute mobile content for the highly coveted audience segment.last_img read more

first_imgWhat qualities of Kajal and Anushka get thumbs down from Prabhas? Saaho star answers.PR HandoutPrabhas has been giving interviews non-stop as part of the promotions of his latest movie Saaho in multiple languages. The actor is encountering a lot of questions about the movie and around his rumoured affair with his Baahubali co-star Anushka Shetty.Amid all the questions related to Saaho and personal life, Prabhas was asked to say positive and negative points of actresses like Kajal Aggarwal and Anushka Shetty in an interview with a Telugu news channel.Kajal (in Darling and Mr Perfect) and Anushka (in Baahubali series, Mirchi and Billa) are the two actresses who had the best on-screen chemistry with Prabhas.Talking about Kajal Aggarwal’s positive aspect, he said that she is beautiful and has a lot of “energy”. He thought for a moment and revealed that he disliked her “dress sense” earlier. “Sometimes, she had average dressing sense. It was earlier… but now it is good. [sic]” he said.On asking the same questions about Anushka, he gave a thumbs-up for her height and hailed her beauty, while complaining that she does not attend calls on time.In the same interview, Prabhas revealed that the 39-year old is not comfortable doing lip-lock scenes. On a funny note, the actor said that he does not want to break the hearts of his female fans which is the reason why he has remained single.When asked about his favourite actors, Prabhas took the names of Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in Bollywood and Chiranjeevi-Rajinikanth from South Indian films.Prabhas’ latest movie Saaho is releasing on 30 August in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam languages. He has paired up with Shraddha Kapoor in Sujeeth-directorial flick.last_img read more

first_img 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. January 10, 2005 Hopefully by now, you’ve learned how to protect your business from such internet dangers as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other dastardly computer infections. But many of you may be totally unaware of the latest and greatest Internet plague known as “phishing.”Phishing is the deceptive practice that involves a scam artist-known as a “phisher”-sending out legitimate-looking e-mail messages that appear to be sent by well-known banks, credit card companies, online retailers and even internet service providers. The point is to trick unsuspecting people and businesses into giving out confidential financial data such as passwords, social security numbers and even bank account numbers.Here’s how a typical “phishing expedition” works:You receive an e-mail that contains a “serious looking” subject line like these:”Warning: You Must Update Your Account Information Immediately”or”Notice: Your Account Will Be Suspended”The subject line may even contain the name of a real bank, credit card company or other legitimate business. Once you open the e-mail, you notice that it contains official-looking logos, graphics and other indications that the e-mail is legitimate and has been sent from the actual company named in the e-mail.The phishing message will then tell you there’s a problem with your account or service that requires you to verify certain information such as your password, account code, federal tax ID number or social security number. Or the message will ask you to click over to a website that again contains very official-looking logos and graphics. The text on the website page will similarly ask you to provide confidential information to “verify” your account information.If you respond to the phishing e-mail or website as requested, you or your business-being the “phish”-will have swallowed the bait. The phisher now has you hooked and can immediately use your confidential information to loot your bank account, run up tremendous charges on your credit cards and, in some cases, engage in complete identity theft.Before you think that phishing isn’t that big a deal, know this: Experts believe phishers are able to dupe as many as 5 percent of the people they send e-mails to, people who fully respond and give up their valuable and confidential information without a moment’s hesitation.So what can you do to prevent phishers from hooking you and your employees?1. Be sure to alert all your employees who have internet access to be on the lookout for phishing messages. Your employees shouldn’t even open the suspect e-mail but rather should immediately report it to the person in charge of technology for your company for further handling.2. Company policy should require that none of your employees be authorized to give out any confidential or financial information over the internet without first receiving approval from you or someone you’ve assigned this task to. This policy would cover any “nonroutine” online banking, account or credit card inquiries or transactions that your business may make. Remember, phishers routinely hijack the names of well-known banks and credit card companies to lure people into responding, so employees should suspect even legitimate-looking e-mails.3. Make sure your internet browser software, your internet security software, your anti-virus software and your anti-spam software is up to date at all times. One particularly nasty phishing expedition occurs when a phisher uses a virus or Trojan horse to install a “key logger” program on your computer which allows the phisher even easier access to your confidential information.4. Have the person who reviews your bank, credit card and debit statements be on the lookout for any unusual transactions that may be the result of a successful phishing expedition.If you find out too late that your business was hooked by a phisher, here are some of the actions you should consider taking at once:1. Immediately contact all your credit and debit card companies, banks and other financial institutions and, if necessary, cancel your existing accounts and open new ones. Remember that your liability for unauthorized use of your credit cards, bank accounts and other financial accounts can depend on how quickly you report the fraud.2. Depending on just what type of information was given to the phisher, consider contacting the three major credit reporting companies:Experian,Equifax and TransUnion Corporation to explore your options. These may include placing a fraud alert on your file and requesting a free copy of your credit report to check for any unauthorized transactions or accounts.3. Carefully review all your current account statements and then fax or e-mail a detailed explanation of any suspicious or fraudulent activity to the vendor, bank or credit card company involved.4. If you know or believe that the fraud is extensive, you should consider contacting local law enforcement to file a criminal report as well as the FBI’s Internet Fraud Complaint Center.Unfortunately, reports of phishing expeditions are on the rise and continue to be a real problem for many banks, credit card companies, online vendors and internet service providers, not to mention their customers. It goes without saying that you and your business should take these and other precautions to be ahead of the curve regarding this latest internet plague.To paraphrase a once-popular ad, when a phisher drops his well-baited hook in front of your business, you should be prepared to simply say, “Sorry, Charlie.”Note: The information in this column is provided by the author, not All answers are general in nature, not legal advice and not warranted or guaranteed. Readers are cautioned not to rely on this information. Because laws change over time and in different jurisdictions, it is imperative that you consult an attorney in your area regarding legal matters and an accountant regarding tax matters. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This week’s need-to-know social-media news.LinkedIn’s stock took a tumble on Thursday after company executives said in a conference call that it expects second-quarter revenue to fall below analyst estimates. The company is forecasting revenue of between $342 million and $347 million, as opposed to the average previous analyst estimate of $359.3 million. LinkedIn is expected to report Q2 earnings in August. The news caused LinkedIn’s stock to drop 10 percent, to $181 per share. Nevertheless, unlike other social media companies such as Facebook and Zynga, LinkedIn outperformed Wall Street expectations in the previous eight quarters. Its first-quarter revenue this year was nearly $325 million, far greater than the $189 million the company earned in the first quarter of 2012.LinkedIn rolled out mobile ads for the first time last month, hoping to reach the increasing number of users who are accessing the site with their phones and tablets. But the company said Thursday that its advertising business will experience moderate, rather than rapid, growth. “We’re seeing some encouraging early signs, but it’s off a very small scale right now,” said LinkedIn’s chief financial officer Steve Sordello. — ReutersGoogle integrates social activity from apps into search results.Google is beefing up its search engine results with user data collected from mobile apps, Seth Sternberg, product management director for Google+, said Tuesday at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City. Since February, Google+ users have been able to use their Google+ accounts to sign into apps such as music player SoundCloud and movie site Fandango. Google has been collecting data about user activity on these apps, and in a few weeks will begin displaying this data in search results. For instance, when you search for Fandango, Google will now display the most popular movies of the moment based on activity in the Fandango app. “We’re making it easy to discover what other people are doing around the Internet when they’re doing a search on Google,” said Sternberg. — CNETTwitter’s Vine app adds new video feature.Twitter’s Vine app for iOS — which allows you to record six seconds of video — released an update this week allowing you to record video with the iPhone’s user-facing camera. Previously, you could only shoot video with the camera facing away from you. Using the app, business owners could deliver brief “face-to-face” messages to their customers, or give fans a peek behind the scenes of the business’s operations. People have already been putting the app to some creative uses. In February, a journalist used Vine to create a playful “resume” while looking for a job. No doubt there are many more uses waiting to be thought of by entrepreneurs and consumers alike. — AllTwitterYouTube users now watch six billion hours of video per month.Google announced that its mammoth video service YouTube now streams six billion hours of video each month. In a blog post, the company pointed out that this usage totals “almost an hour [of video] a month for every person on Earth.” Last May, YouTube users were watching around three billion videos per month, the company said. As YouTube continues to enjoy explosive growth and launches original short films and web series built around Hollywood stars — such as last year’s Serena, featuring Alfred Molina and Jennifer Garner — the platform becomes increasingly attractive to advertisers. — GigaOmWarren Buffett joins Twitter.Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive of investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, opened a Twitter account on Thursday. His first tweet — “Warren is in the house” — has been retweeted over 33,000 times. Within 24 hours, he had amassed nearly 290,000 followers after only two tweets. His second tweet included a link to a recent essay he wrote for Fortune magazine about the importance of women to America’s economy. — SocialTimes May 3, 2013 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

first_img Source: The Associated Press Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Share July ranks as the busiest month in Las Vegas airport history << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Las Vegas, Trend Watch LAS VEGAS — Aviation officials in Las Vegas say July was McCarran International Airport’s busiest month ever.Data released Monday by the Clark County Department of Aviation show more than 4.3 million people flew in and out of Sin City’s airport last month. That’s 3.8 per cent more than in July 2016.Of the passengers that walked through McCarran in July, more than 3.9 million travelled with domestic carriers, while almost 319,000 travelled with international ones.The Department of Aviation has tallied more than 28.1 million passengers through July. That’s 2.4% more than during the same period last year.Of the top five airlines serving McCarran, only American Airlines saw a decrease in passengers over the year.McCarran saw 47.4 million passengers in 2016. The annual record of nearly 48 million was set in 2007.last_img read more

first_imgWith file from The Canadian Press Wednesday, May 22, 2019 That really was Celine Dion floating inside Bellagio’s fountain LAS VEGAS — No, it wasn’t a mirage floating atop the Bellagio Hotel’s fountain. Celine Dion really was sailing across the water at the bow of a small replica of the ‘Titanic’.The publicity stunt was part of the Canadian songbird’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment, a popular feature on ‘The Late Late Show’ starring TV host James Corden. In addition to their ‘remake’ of the iconic scene in ‘Titanic’, the 15-minute sketch included scenes of the two celebrities driving around Sin City, singing Dion’s biggest hit songs, and even giving away her shoes to passersby.Upon being picked up my Corden in his car, Dion jokingly said, “I just have a day off once a year and you caught me on that day.”From there, Dion sets forth across the strip with Corden at the wheel. She pounces on every opportunity to answer his questions with the hook of a classic pop song.“Are you excited for this?” he asks as Dion responds with the chorus of the Pointer Sisters hit “I’m So Excited.”A few minutes later, he challenges the songstress to imbue the viral kids song “Baby Shark” with the stirring emotion she’s known for, complete with her trademark chest pound.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthCorden eventually brings up Dion’s colossal shoe collection, which she estimates at between 3,000 and 5,000 pairs. Corden interjects with rumours it’s closer to 10,000.“Maybe. I didn’t want to say it,” Dion admits. When asked where she stores them all, she said, “I have a place in Las Vegas — let’s call it a warehouse.”Corden then pressures her to part ways with a few shoes he’s tucked in the backseat. She reluctantly obliges, passing them out to starstruck passersby on the street.The segment ends with the pair pulling into the Bellagio Hotel and Casino for a grand finale of ‘My Heart Will Go On’, each of them dressed as title characters Jack and Rose in an iconic scene from the blockbuster ‘Titanic’.As she and Corden stand at the bow of a small replica of the Titanic floating in the hotel’s sprawling fountain, Dion caps off the performance by dropping a replica Heart of the Ocean blue diamond necklace into the water.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backDion wraps up her Vegas residency in June. It’s set to be followed by a world tour that kicks off in Quebec City on Sept. 18. Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Bellagio, Celine Deonlast_img read more