first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Richardson was ejected as part of that outburst, which started after he thought he got fouled moments earlier and nothing was called. It was a frustrating night in many respects for the Heat, who lost 113-97 and fell to 6-10 on the season.“I can’t really do anything about it at this point,” said Richardson, who spoke with NBA officials by phone earlier Monday to give his side of the story before the discipline was meted out. “I’m just going to learn from it and go forward.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHeat coach Erik Spoelstra lauded Richardson’s competitiveness but did not give him a pass for throwing something into the crowd — and stressed that things have to start changing for Miami soon. The Heat play host to Brooklyn on Tuesday night.“There’s some behavior that’s unacceptable,” Spoelstra said. “Throwing something into the stands, no matter how you look at it, is unacceptable. The competitive frustration right now, everybody should be feeling that. This should not be something that’s just deemed OK. It’s not. And we have to change it.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson, left, Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, center, and Heat center Hassan Whiteside are unable to come up with a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MIAMI — Josh Richardson’s shoe toss was predictably costly.The NBA fined the Miami Heat guard $25,000 on Monday, one day after he threw one of his sneakers several rows into the stands midway through the fourth quarter of a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao teases Floyd Mayweather rematch after January bout Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Richardson is Miami’s leading scorer this season, averaging 20.1 points through the season’s first 16 games.Also Monday, the Heat revealed that point guard Goran Dragic had fluid drained from his right knee and is expected to miss the next three games, including a two-game trip to Chicago and Toronto. Dragic may be able to return Nov. 27 when Miami plays host to Atlanta.___ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more


first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. ALAMEDA — The Raiders have claimed former Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer off waivers.Kizer was waived by Green Bay on Saturday with Tim Boyce earning the job to back up Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay opted to keep two quarterbacks.When the Raiders reached their initial 53-man roster, they had three quarterbacks — Derek Carr, Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman. Kizer makes four. General …last_img read more


first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.) During Klay Thompson’s first season in the NBA, he earned a few nickels north than $2.1 million, according to basketball-reference.com.“My first check in the NBA — it makes me uncomfortable to talk about it, but it was $35,000,” Thompson said during a recent appearance on Uninterrupted’s show Kneading Dough with host Maverick Carter. “It was more money than I could think of.”Time has proven Thompson was more …last_img read more


first_imgYou can get involved with Dex Kotze, Carol Bouwer and Tony Gum, the guests on Play Your Part episode 11, here:Dex Kotze’s NPO Youth 4 African Wildlife works with youth to create global conservation ambassadors. (Image: Youth 4 African Wildlife)Brand South Africa reporterDex Kotze, a businessman and conservationist, is one of the guests on the Play Your Part television series, episode 11, which will be aired on Saturday, 25 November 2017.This episode is part of a 26-series, broadcast on SABC 2.Here’s how you can get involved with this week’s guests and their initiatives:Dex KotzeKotze, a member of The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), in July led a group of YPO members and their families in participating in and funding the collaring of eight elephants and geotagging of five rhinos.This initiative was for scientific research via Elephants Alive, an NGO that works under the leadership of Dr Michelle Henley in the Associated Private Nature Reserves west of the greater Kruger National Park.Contact detailsWebsite: youth4africanwilflife.org and FacebookTwitter: @DexKotze and @Y4AwildlifeEmail: dex@youth4africanwildlife.orgTony GumTony Gum. (Image: Design Indaba)Artist in learning Tony Gum held a solo exhibition, Ode To She, at Christpher Moller gallery in Cape Town in September this year. The blogger and visual artist is known for her eccentric style. She often pays homage to traditional African wear in her art.Contact detailsTwitter: @tony_gumFacebook: Tony GumCarol BouwerCarol Bouwer. (Image: Cape Town News Magazine)Bouwer’s company, Carol Bouwer Productions, is the custodian of the Mbokodo Awards and African Odessey. It celebrates women in various disciplines in the arts. The company also produces the women’s talk show, Motswako, which is aired on SABC.Contact detailsWebsite: cbproductions.co.za and mbokodoawards.co.zaFacebook: AskMotswakoPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For those in previous generations, getting a handle on understanding the purchasing behaviors of the Millennial Generation can be somewhat vexing. At no point in recent generations has there been a more stark generational difference. This is largely due to changes in technology, a tough job market when entering the workforce and an increasingly global culture of inclusion and acceptance.“Millennials believe in fairness, inclusivity, access, and discovery. I define ‘Millennial’ based on mindset. You can look at a millennial by birth based on birth year — born in the late 70s to the late 90s — or you can look at it based upon behavior,” said Jeff Fromm, president of Future Cast and co-author of multiple books about marketing to Millennials. “You can find Millennials in their 50s who share those values, use mobile technology and are consumers of content. They are just as likely to pay for that coffee at Starbucks with their mobile phone as a Millennial-aged consumer is today.”While these generational differences may be of little consequence to some in the big scheme of things, people trying to directly market products are finding out how important these differences can be. The purchasing power of the Millennial Generation has quickly become noteworthy to savvy marketers. This has significant agricultural implications.“Millennials have a big interest in food, food culture and where their food comes from. They want access to information and that creates a lot of opportunities for smaller brands that are a lot of times more agile and nimble to create innovative products, provide more access to the sourcing of their products and get a small premium for those unique products,” Fromm said. “It’s a new day where small brands can compete more effectively than the big brands. Brands that get it right create huge sales volume potential around appealing to what Millennials value.”This trend can have tremendous implications for agriculture, particularly for small direct marketers who can sell products that provide the stories, information and experience millennial shoppers are seeking.”While these factors matter more to Millennials than previous generations, price is still important.“Price is hugely important, but Millennials are the ultimate day traders. They will pay a small premium for brands they love and then they will trade down to private label when they don’t see the value. Brands that do it right are able to get that small premium for their products,” he said. “Price is important, but there are ways to compete for Millennial affinity and earn it by using content, technology and other factors that would cause them to love your brand.”One way to appeal to Millennials is to provide an experience that they value.“Experience can mean access to being able to visit my favorite farm where I get my favorite products or it can mean inspired content from small brands that understand the best way to use their products,” Fromm said. “Experience is a way to create affinity and it is certainly important for the Millennial culture that has a desire to discover and learn and is collecting experiential currency along the way.”To find more from Fromm, visit Millenialmarketing.com.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification One of the most popular activities on the microblogging service Twitter is sharing links. However, this activity is also one of the most dangerous, too. Ever since Twitter gained in popularity, hackers and spammers have been using the service to direct traffic to their unsavory websites. For the end user, clicking on those bad links could result in, at best, an annoyance as they’re directed to some spammy website or, at worst, a full-on malware attack on their PC. Today, it appears that Twitter is starting to do something about the problem. According to security firm f-secure, Twitter is now blocking malicious URLs from being posted to their service. With the new malicious URL protection built into Twitter, you’re no longer able to posts links to known malicious websites. If you try to do so, you’ll receive a message reading: “Oops! Your tweet contained a URL to a known malware site!” The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts sarah perez Since the company has not made any official announcement about the new protection, it’s unknown at this time if Twitter is using a particular service to provide the lookup capabilities for the malicious URL identification or if they are managing this process in-house. If we had to bet, though, we would go with the former. Maintaining a current “block list” for malicious websites would be a major undertaking for the startup. It’s more likely they’ve partnered with a security company of some sort to provide this service or are using a publicly available API, such as Google’s Safe Browsing API, which checks URLs against Google’s blacklist. The need for this type of protection on Twitter is more than apparent. As of late, the service has been overrun by those wanting to use it for their own nefarious purposes. Besides just getting their links posted to Twitter itself, hackers have managed to get their malware links into Twitter’s trending topics, too. There have also been instances where the Twitter accounts of high-profile users, like Guy Kawasaki for instance, have been hacked and have then been used to push malware links out to their unsuspecting followers.Good, But Not Good EnoughUnfortunately, there’s a major issue with how Twitter is blocking malicious URLs. They’re not parsing shortened links. Because of Twitter’s 140-character limit, URL-shortening services have become the de facto standard for link sharing on Twitter. This functionality is built into numerous third-party client applications as well as into the Twitter web interface itself. Shortening a malicious link would be by far the easiest way to post a dangerous malware-laden link to Twitter – and likely the method hackers would use anyway. If Twitter does not parse all the shortened links users attempt to post, then they don’t really have a good shot at keeping malware links off their service.Luckily for Twitter end users, the default URL-shortening service, Bit.ly, began warning users of malware last month. Although it still permits users to shorten and post links to malicious sites using Twitter, anyone clicking on the link will receive a message: “Warning – this site has been flagged and may contain unsolicited content. The content of this web page appears to contain spam, or links to unsolicited or undesired sites.”Well, at least that’s something. While we’re glad to see Twitter taking steps to make their service a more secure place for sharing links, we hope they’ll soon start parsing URLs, too. Otherwise, this new protection won’t be that much help in the end. Tags:#Features#NYT#twitter#web last_img read more


first_imgThe administration in southern Assam’s Cachar district has ordered a magisterial probe into the leakage of data related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC).Files with names of people within the Silchar Sadar circle had been leaked out before the complete draft was published on July 30. “Two executive magistrates and a State civil service officer have been tasked with investigating the leakage and submit a report within 48 hours,” Cachar Deputy Commissioner S. Lakshmanan told newspersons on Wednesday.He said the investigators would soon zero in on one of the NRC Nagarik Seva Kendras in the circle where the mischief might have been done.Information pertaining specifically to the Madhurband area of Silchar had been leaked out 24 hours before the complete draft was published. An FIR was lodged in the local police station and a computer shop raided.A grouping of 11 Left and democratic political parties and a forum against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on Wednesday said some forces within and beyond Assam were trying to derail the NRC exercise by giving it a communal slant.last_img read more


first_imgKutch, India’s largest district, is in the grip of one of the worst droughts. The western and northern Banni areas of this Gujarat district have been without rain for the third continuous year.“Our data of over 12 years shows that during this drought the migration of the Maldhari tribal herders with their livestock has been very high,” says Ramesh Bhatti, programme director of Sahjivan Trust, Bhuj.“In their quest for water, people of Sheth Vandh in Banni get together, pray and start digging. Those in the surrounding villagers also join in,” says Abdul Rauf Mutwa, a local leader. Why has drought hit the Maldharis of Kutch so hard this year? Before Partition, the Maldharis used to migrate to Sindh during droughts, recalls Jumma Sama, a former sarpanch of Ratadia village.The drought has not spared Khadir island along the India-Pakistan border either.Jilubha Sodha of Dholavira in Khadir, who runs a cattle camp, says water from a branch canal of the Narmada project would be very valuable at such times, but it has not yet reached the area.(Images and text by Vijay Soneji)last_img read more