APOEL, AEL to play behind closed doors (updated)

first_imgFirst division clubs APOEL and AEL will play behind closed doors following their supporters’ conduct during a January 11  match they played against each other.The football federation’s  judicial committee decided that AEL would have to play one game without spectators, and APOEL two, after their fans hurled flares and invaded the pitch during the match that was played in Limassol.APOEL was handed an extra ban because its supporters hurled “dangerous objects.”Play was suspended for 20 minutes after APOEL scored the opening goal early in the first half. Home team AEL rallied in the second half and went on to win 2-1.last_img read more

A-Rod not on initial U.S. roster

first_img On Saturday, the AL West champions agreed to multiyear contracts with outfielder Juan Rivera and infielder-outfielder Chone Figgins. Both players had filed for arbitration. Dontrelle Willis avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a $4.35 million, one-year contract with the Florida Marlins. Willis went 22-10 with a 2.63 ERA last season and finished second to St. Louis’ Chris Carpenter in NL Cy Young Award balloting. He gets a large raise from the $378,500 he made in 2005. He would also earn a $50,000 bonus if he starts 35 games in 2006. The Houston Astros and slick-fielding shortstop Adam Everett avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $1.9 million, one-year contract Monday. Everett hit .248 with a career-best 11 home runs and 54 RBI last season. He started all 14 games during Houston’s postseason run to the World Series. The 29-year-old Everett is a career .253 hitter with 27 homers and 140 RBI. Relief pitcher Jeff Nelson agreed to a minor-league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, who need a middle man to replace injured Al Reyes. The Texas Rangers and catcher Rod Barajas agreed to a $3.2 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. Barajas set career highs in batting average (.254), home runs (21) and RBI (60) in 2005, his first full season as a starter. He threw out 21 of 65 runners trying to steal. Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Oliver Perez bypassed salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth approximately $1.9 million. Perez made $381,000 while going 7-5 with a 5.85 ERA last season, when he was sidelined for nearly two months with a broken toe after he kicked a laundry cart in frustration following a June 26 start in St. Louis. The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to one-year contracts with new first baseman Lyle Overbay and pitcher Scott Downs on Monday, avoiding salary arbitration with both players. Court decides A criminal court refused to hear a defamation brought by Italian cyclist Filippo Simeoni against Lance Armstrong. Judicial officials said Monday the statute of limitations had expired in the case against the seven-time Tour de France winner. The court said Simeoni’s lawyers misinterpreted French law. Armstrong, quoted in an April 2003 report in the online edition of French daily Le Monde, contended that Simeoni had agreed to testify against doctor Michele Ferrari in exchange for a lesser penalty if the Italian rider were accused of doping by the sport’s governing body. Ferrari received a suspended jail sentence for a year in October 2004 for sports fraud and malpractice. Ferrari once advised Armstrong but the star cyclist cut his ties with him after the doctor was convicted. Armstrong faces a March 7 trial in Italy on civil charges of defaming Simeoni. Armstrong is being investigated for pursuing the Italian during a stage of last year’s Tour de France and reportedly threatening him for testifying about doping in a trial of Ferrari. Students end record game Students from Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Duke and North Carolina completed their 2 ½-day basketball game Monday, finishing with an expected world record for the longest continuous game. Duke won 3,688-3,444. The game began at 8 a.m. Saturday and ended at 6 p.m. Monday, marking 58 straight hours in Fetzer Gymnasium on the loser’s Chapel Hill campus. The 24 students from the two schools nearly doubled a pair of similar reported world records. The Guinness World Records’ Web site listed the record as 30 hours, 12 minutes set in Nebraska in 2004. Game organizers said they were later informed by Guinness of a more recent record of 33 hours, 35 minutes, set in Germany last April. They passed both marks Sunday. The students also competed to raise the most money for the Hoop Dreams Basketball Academy, a nonprofit that uses basketball to help improve the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. Organizers said the marathon raised nearly $60,000, short of their $80,000 target. Briefly USC freshman point guard Ryan Francis bruised his knee while bumping into a teammate at practice Monday and will undergo an X-ray today as a precaution. Listed as day-to-day, he walked with a slight limp off the practice court. — Matthew Kredell Four months after Ty Votaw left as commissioner of the LPGA Tour, he joined the PGA Tour on Monday in a new position as executive vice president of international affairs. Votaw’s move to the PGA Tour had been in the works for the last several months. “Ty brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the tour and is widely regarded as a true leader in the golf industry,” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. Ivan Ljubicic agreed to be a player-captain when Croatia begins defense of its Davis Cup title against Austria next month. Nikki Pilic and Goran Ivanisevic turned down the job, said Radimir Cacic, head of the Croatian Tennis Federation, on Monday. Ljubicic helped Croatia win the Davis Cup for the first time last month. He will lead the team only for the Feb. 10-12 matches, Cacic said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Provisional rosters of up to 60 players for each country are due today at 3 p.m., and the final 30-man rosters for the tournament will be chosen from those 60-player pools. Any player not on a provisional roster by today cannot participate in the event, so Rodriguez was running out of time to decide which country to play for or whether to play at all. Alex Rodriguez was missing from the initial United States roster for the World Baseball Classic on Monday night, and the two-time MVP had one day left to decide whether to participate. As expected, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Derek Jeter and Ken Griffey Jr. were the biggest names among the 42 players picked by Team USA on Monday. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The New York Yankees third baseman, eligible to play for the United States and the Dominican Republic, said last month that he intended to play for the Dominican team, then said he wouldn’t play at all because he didn’t want to offend either country. John Lackey agreed to a $3.76 million, one-year contract with the Angels, bypassing salary arbitration. The 27-year-old right-hander went 14-5 with one complete game in 33 starts for the Angels last year. He led the team’s starters with a 3.44 ERA and 199 strikeouts. Lackey was 8-1 with a 2.57 ERA in 15 starts after the All-Star break. “John has been an integral part in the success of our pitching staff,” general manager Bill Stoneman said. “We look forward to another impressive season from him.” last_img read more

FURTHER WATER RESTRICTIONS DEPEND ON THAW

first_imgA NUMBER OF AREAS in Donegal could lose water supplies later this evening.Council officials will decide if areas served by the Lough Mourne supply should be switched off to conserve dwindling supplies.Those hit by water restrictions could once again include Convoy, Castlefin,  Raphoe and Lifford. Supply has also be turned off to the Twin Towns area and the Rosses and Gweedore areas in recent nights.Council officials believe many people are running taps in an effort to avoid burst pipes.FURTHER WATER RESTRICTIONS DEPEND ON THAW was last modified: December 26th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City mulling adult club standards

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Planning Commission members will meet Dec. 11 to determine whether to approve the ordinance as is, recommend changes, or move it on to the City Council for consideration. The commissioners also could opt to delay taking action. The proposal originally came before the commission on Sept. 25, but the panel has voted several times to postpone any action on it. “Santa Fe Springs is trying to find an ordinance that balances the needs of the community and land use concerns with the need to provide reasonable arrangements for alternative-use sites,” said Deborah Fox, an attorney hired by the city to advise on the adult-business law. Any new ordinance, however, would not apply to the Spicy Gentlemen’s Club, which opened on Slauson Avenue this summer without informing city officials it featured nude dancers. Although officials have sent a cease-and-desist letter to Spicy’s owner Edwin Kwong, the city has taken no further action. Meanwhile, Kwong has hired famed strip-club defender Roger Jon Diamond as his attorney. SANTA FE SPRINGS – Officials have met with dozens of city commissioners and committee members to explain the details of a proposed ordinance that would regulate where adult businesses could open in Santa Fe Springs. Paul Ashworth, assistant to the director of planning and development, said he has spent the past two months briefing commissioners and committee members. Planning Commission members must be clear about the ordinance as they will be voting on it. The proposal would bar any new adult-oriented business, such as strip clubs or adult book stores, from opening within 500 feet of any school or residential area. It would not, however, require a similar “buffer zone” for churches. “City Council wanted to make these presentations because it is an important issue to the community as a whole and it was also an issue that was the target of some misinformation,” Ashworth said. “If the city has a better location for him and would guarantee that he could operate there, he would consider it. But it would have to be a guarantee,” Diamond said. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mobile: Small Businesses Leverage Mobile for Competitive Advantage

first_img94 percent of small and medium-sized (SMB) business owners say that they can’t live without their mobile devices.  They report higher efficiency when using their smartphones, tablets and notebooks.  67 percent say that their company would competitively lose out if they did not use mobile devices.  And 60 percent say that mobile devices improves company-internal communications, such as between staff members and managers, and also external communication with customers.  Those are the results of a recent report on mobile technology from CDW.Other findings of the report include:28 percent of small businesses say they have mobile web sites23 percent say that they market their business with text messaging17 percent of companies say that they offer mobile coupons14 percent offer mobile appsJill Billhorn, CDW vice president for small business, said that “CDW’s report says that small business users consider productivity and business apps on mobile devices to be game changers that make them more efficient and competitive.  They want still more apps to help them manage unique aspects of their businesses, and the prospect is for dramatic growth in tablet use. That expanding demand, though, also means there is a growing need for solutions to manage and secure mobile devices.”last_img read more

How to Crack Passwords in the Cloud with Amazon’s Cluster GPU Instances

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid klint finley As we reported earlier today, Amazon is now offering a Cluster GPU Instance. Security blogger Thomas Roth decided to find out how quickly the system could be used to crack SHA1 hashes. He was able to crack 14 hashes with passwords ranging in length from one to six characters in 49 minutes. “This just shows one more time that SHA1 is deprecated,” he writes. “You really don’t want to use it anymore!” Roth shares his process in this post. In the comments he notes the cost of cracking the passwords was only between four and five dollars.Last summer, mainstream media outlets like the BBC began reporting what security company Elcomsoft had known for years: GPUs are highly efficient password cracking machines. Roth used CUDA Multiforcer, an open source GPU-driven brute force password cracker, in conjunction with Amazon’s cloud service to crack his hash file. The passwords Roth cracked were very short, and I don’t have any clear information on how long longer passwords would take.The real threat, as explained in Economist blog post, isn’t the possibility of hackers brute forcing individual computers or web services (limiting the number of times a user can enter an incorrect password before being locked out effectively protects against this), but in criminals acquiring databases of password hashes and using tools like this to decrypt them.The National Institute on Standards and Technology Computer Security Resource Center recommended in 2006 that federal agencies cease using SHA1 and upgrade to SHA2, but it’s been argued that very short passwords encrypted in SHA2 would be just as vulnerable to brute force attacks as SHA1.Photo by Anonymous Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#How To last_img read more

Marketing Day: In-house SEO, featured snippets & Facebook targets spammers

first_img Posted on 1st July 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:The value of an in-house SEOJun 30, 2017 by Eugene FeyginDoes your business really need an in-house search professional? Columnist Eugene Feygin explains what an in-house SEO can bring to the table, and why it’s worth the investment for many organizations.Featured snippets: Optimization tips & how to ID candidate snippetsJun 30, 2017 by Brian UsseryContributor Brian Ussery breaks down featured snippets, explaining his observations and offering tips for pursuing the coveted “position zero.”2017: The year in social marketing so farJun 30, 2017 by Tim PetersonFrom Snap’s IPO to Facebook’s ad breaks to Instagram’s Stories, here are 2017’s biggest stories in social so far.Facebook targets individual spammers with latest news feed tweakJun 30, 2017 by Tim PetersonFacebook has identified a small group of spammers and will penalize links that those accounts share more than the average Facebook user.No longer brick-and-mortar vs. online retail: Customers view a ‘single lens’Jun 30, 2017 by Allan HaimsDespite the ease of online shopping, consumers still crave the tactile experience of physical stores. Columnist Allan Haims explains how retailers can unify their channel strategies and take a best-of-both-worlds approach.How Life is Good built a content-first app with an 89% retention rateJun 30, 2017 by Blaise LuceyColumnist Blaise Lucey takes a look at how lifestyle brand Life is Good developed an app that focuses on content, not just sales — and why it keeps users coming back for more.Snaps launches a Marketing Cloud for chatbots, messaging and emojisJun 30, 2017 by Barry LevineNew York City-based company is offering a self-service platform so marketers can target users with automated conversations.LISTEN: Danny Sullivan reflects on 21 years covering the search industryJun 29, 2017 by Matt McGeeIn this week’s podcast, our outgoing co-founder Danny Sullivan talks about the beginnings of his career documenting the search marketing industry, how SEO has evolved and why he’s stepping away now.Voice search and SEO: Why B2B marketers need to pay attention nowJun 29, 2017 by Nate DameVoice search is being adopted for a variety of purposes, and columnist Nate Dame makes the case that its influence on B2B decision-makers is growing as well. B2B marketers, be prepared!Surviving and thriving at an SEO conferenceJun 29, 2017 by Dave DaviesHitting the search conference circuit this year? Columnist Dave Davies has tips and advice for making the most of the experience.Calling all B2B sellers and marketers: Business as usual is holding you backJun 29, 2017 by Sonjoy GangulyAre you clinging to outdated marketing approaches and technologies? Columnist Sonjoy Ganguly says it’s time to shake things up and unlock ABM’s potential.Force-feed your marketing funnel nowJun 29, 2017 by John SteinertContributor John Steinert explains how SiriusDecisions’ Demand Unit Waterfall serves as a wake-up call for marketers who are looking to find real, active demand in their markets and rapidly funnel it to sales.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:AnalyticsCan Benchmarking Your Ad Spend Change How You Calculate Your Social ROI?, SocialbakersFacebook Metrics: New Ways to Measure Ad and Page Engagement, Jon Loomer DigitalBusiness IssuesAquila’s successful second flight: Another step forward in bringing the world closer together, Facebook CodeGermany to fine Facebook and YouTube €50m if they fail to delete hate speech, TelegraphGoogle’s New Diversity Chief to Tackle Slow Pace of Change, Wall Street JournalContent MarketingContent Marketers: What’s Happening in Hiring, Content Marketing InstituteCopywriting, Design & UsabilityLean UX Design for Startups – A Walkthrough, Crazy EggThe Psychology Of Colour In Marketing, KoozaiDomainingGoogle no longer bolding keywords in domain names, Domain Name WireShould businesses use a brandable name or a descriptive one?, Domain Name WireE-Commerce‘Disturbingly slow’ e-commerce site load times turning away shoppers, Retail DiveNike-Amazon deal may hurt sporting goods retailers: analysts, ReutersEmail Marketing5 Tips for Your Next Email Blast, Constant ContactCreative Ways to Make your 4th of July Email Campaign Stand Out, MarTech AdvisorThe One Email You Should Always Be Sending – No Matter What, AWeber CommunicationsGeneral Internet MarketingGet The Benefits of a Remote Digital Marketing Team: Follow These 5 Steps, Small Biz TrendsIn Defense Of Digital Media, AdExchangerMarketing 101: What is a hamburger menu?, MarketingSherpa BlogSix inconvenient truths about influencer marketing, EconsultancyThe Definitive Guide to Data-Driven Marketing, Duct Tape MarketingInternet Marketing IndustryAppLift’s Newest Fraud Report Reveals Global Mobile Programmatic Fraud Distribution Patterns, Market WiredMobile Advertising Leader Kargo Names Adam Irlando VP, Programmatic, KargoMobile/Local MarketingExpanding Find Wi-Fi Globally, Facebook NewsroomSocial Media5 Social Media Campaign Tips to Fire up Your July 4th Outreach, MarTech Advisor8 Stats That Snapchat’s Ad Sales Team Is Using to Woo Car Brands, AdweekContext Controls and 28 Other Marketing Highlights from June, Facebook for BusinessCreative Impact Analysis and Optimization for Instagram, AdweekDear Mark Zuckerberg: If you want to build community, open your Facebook Groups API, VentureBeatFacebooks ads: How SMBs can get enterprise results, VentureBeatGrowing Your Practice on Facebook, Part 6: A Facebook Success Story, Search InfluenceInstagram is replacing LinkedIn as a potent hiring tool, QuartzInstagram: Here’s How to Save Posts From Your Instagram Stories, AdweekIs Instagram The New Yelp? Restaurant Marketing Meet Social, MediaKixIs Reddit on the verge of becoming a bigger player in digital advertising?, EconsultancySnapchat expands Discover in France with Vogue, MTV and Society, DigidayTop 10 Powerful Moments That Shaped Social Media History Over the Last 20 Years #SMDay, The Buffer BlogTwitter inks live stream deals for Wimbledon, Comic-Con coverage, and more, TechCrunchTwitter is looking for ways to let users flag fake news, offensive content, The Washington PostWhich Social Media Network is Right for Your Business?, Constant ContactVideoAmazon’s new video device, Echo Show, is getting publisher attention, DigidayCross-Channel Video Analytics from Simply Measured, Simply MeasuredForrester: 94% of 18 to 29-year-olds stream content online, Mobile MarketerWhy mobile video ads must work fast, Mobile MarketerYouTube & Facebook Reach New Milestones, Ignite VisibilityFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: In-house SEO, featured snippets & Facebook targets spammers Marketing Day: In-house SEO, featured snippets & Facebook targets spammersYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: In-house SEO, featured snippets & Facebook targets spammers Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

Globalport slips past Magnolia in close preseason contest

first_imgAfter 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Stanley Pringle then capitalized on a Magnolia turnover and score a mid-range jumper with 1:02 left in the fourth that increased Globalport’s lead to five, 82-77.Magnolia’s Aldrech Ramos cut the deficit to two, 82-80, after a three-pointer with 13 seconds left, but Stanley Pringle’s free-throw line split with 5.4 seconds left ensured the victory for the Batang Pier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPringle finished with 18 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, and two steals for Globalport while Ryan Araña and Kelly Nabong added 16 and 14 points, respectively.Ramos had 15 points to lead the Hotshot scorers while Ian Sangalang and Mark Barroca added 14 apiece. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pre-season game between Globalport Batang Pier vs Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA.phGlobalport mustered a last gasp win over Magnolia in an PBA preseason game, 83-80, Thursday at Claret School in Quezon City.The Batang Pier scored five unanswered points with less than two minutes remaining in the game with Kelly Nabong first hitting a three-pointer at the 1:44 mark to give Globalport an 80-77 buffer.ADVERTISEMENT Malditas save PH from shutout Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments LATEST STORIES From Bong to Kiefer: Taulava has come full circle with the Ravenas The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Rafael Nadal’s participation in 2017 Barcelona Open confirmed

first_imgThe organising committee of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday confirmed the presence of Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal in next year’s edition of the tournament, which will see his 13th participation in the ATP World Tour 500 series event. (Latest Tennis stories)Nadal, who dropped to the ninth position on the ATP rankings due to injury, will return to the clay courts for the 65th edition of the Barcelona Open, which is scheduled to be held from April 22 through April 30, 2017, reports Efe.The Spaniard is the tournament’s defending champion, after he defeated Japanese player Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 in the final of last year’s edition.last_img read more

The 4-step guide to turning one-time event participants into lasting donors

first_imgDid you know that the average participant in your fundraising races or walks recruits three to four donors for your cause? Unfortunately, most organizations do little to cultivate these new supporters, writing them off as tangential. Are you doing all you could to embrace these friends of friends?Think about doing more, says a new eBook from Event360. Their guide outlines a four-step process for identifying, engaging, qualifying, cultivating and converting event donors.“>“While an event donor’s motivation to support an organization is often secondary to that of supporting the event participant, these donor motivations can be changed—from having an affinity to participant to having an affinity to cause and organization,” says the guide.So how do you do that? Treat event donors the same say you would treat a friend of a friend. The burden is on you to pursue a deeper relationship and engage them outside of their relationship with the event participant. If you do not take the first step, chance are the relationship will never move beyond their support of the event participant, according to Event360.Be sure to:1. Learn as much as you can about these friends of friends. Collect contact information.2. Engage them. Show the donor that you want to get to know them with plenty of communication. You’re not yet making an ask, you’re setting the stage for the ask.3. Qualify and cultivate. Single out interested potential supports and offer them a variety of ways to help.4. Convert. Make the ask! Check out the guide for great tips on how to do this and each of these steps. It’s free!last_img read more