We are young Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Seven former Tamaraws were picked in the recent Rookie Draft, and they didn’t waste any time making an impact for their respective teams.Mac Belo headlines the list, averaging 21.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in leading Blackwater to a historic 2-0 start. He was also named the first PBA Press Corp Player of the Week for the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliRoger Pogoy also did his damage for TNT, posting 12.0 markers and 3.0 boards through two games.Mike Tolomia also had a rousing start for Rain or Shine, firing 11 points, four rebounds, and two assists while Alaska’s Carl Bryan Cruz had 20 markers and 14 boards in his first game. Read Next From L-R: Carl Cruz, Mac Belo, Roger Pogoy, Mike Tolomia, Russell Escoto. Photos by PBA IMAGES/INQUIRER.netIf there’s one guy who isn’t surprised with the way PBA rookies from Far Eastern University are performing, it’s certainly coach Nash Racela.“I’m happy for all the FEU players. They’re all playing really well and representing the FEU program,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Ferrer motivated to bounce back after quiet debut EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Racela feels that these standout performances is a reflection of the quality of FEU’s basketball program.“I’m happy to see that they’re playing just like college players. Normally when you’re a rookie, you always hesitate when you start your career. But when you watch all of them, it’s nothing. How they played in college, how they played in the D-League, it’s the same which is really good because they’re making an impact,” he said.Racela is proud with how far his former players have gone, saying that as much as the players have helped FEU, they have also helped themselves to get where they are today.“It worked both ways. FEU helped them and they helped FEU,” he said. “The important thing right now is they’re reaping the benefits of their hardwork.”ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA
Cullowhee native, Smoky Mountain High School and Florida State alumni Cal Raleigh had a tremendous month playing baseball for the Advanced A Modesto Nuts affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. First of all Raleigh was a member of the California League North Division All Star team. He followed that up by being named the California League Player of the week twice. Last week he slammed three homers, knocked in six runs, and stole two bases. In the last ten games he is has a .344 batting average. The Modesto Nuts are playing the San Jose Giants this week, a team they trail by just two games in the league standings.
Photo: NASA Hurricane Florence has already been a major contributor to more than 2000 flight cancellations across the US as it delivers pounding rain and strong winds to the mid-Atlantic states.The downgraded category 1 hurricane started pummeling the Carolinas Thursday (US time), leaving hundreds of thousands without power amid warnings of dangerous storm surges and flooding.It made landfall Friday morning near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, and was moving slowly westward.Storm surges of 10ft above normal levels had been reported by 11pm Eastern Time Thursday and remained a worry in some areas Friday.The biggest concern, however, was flooding triggered by heavy rainfall of up to 40 inches (10cms) in some areas.Doppler radar indicated winds near 70mph (110kmh) Friday with higher gusts and the storm had been further downgraded to tropical storm.“Gradual weakening is expected tonight,” the US National Hurricane Center said in its 5pm Friday update. “Significant weakening is forecast over the weekend and into early next week while Florence moves farther inland.”US airlines began the arduous process of canceling flights before the hurricane, initially feared to reach the US as a monster category 4 storm, arrived.SEE More pictures of Florence from space.Initial expectations were that it could affect flights into Charleston International. Officials at the South Carolina airport closed Charleston to all air traffic Wednesday evening, September 12. Closures were also announced for Fayetteville, Jacksonville and Wilmington.Florence also triggered cancellations at a far busier North Carolina airport: Charlotte-Douglas International (CLT).According to CLT, the North Carolina airfield is the sixth busiest airport in the world offering more than 160 nonstop destinations around the globe.CLT oversees more than 700 departures and landings each day and is served by seven domestic carriers and three foreign flag carriers.The airport is also American Airlines’ second largest hub and the second largest airport on the East Coast. What happens at Charlotte has a ripple effect throughout AA’s system.American said on Thursday it had canceled 820 flights from September 12 to September 16.The US Federal Aviation Administration late Wednesday issued advice to travelers warning of cancelations and delays in the direct path of the storm as well as in its aftermath.“Once Hurricane Florence makes ground fall, airports may be listed as “open” but flooding on local roadways may limit access to airports for passengers, as well as the employees who work for the airlines or at the airport,” it said.“As a result, every aspect of your trip to the airport, including parking, checking in, getting through security and boarding may take longer than usual.“As always, check with airlines about the status of your flight before you leave for the airport.” Major carriers provide flight status updates on their website.”Just how long the disruption will be is up to the extent of the havoc Florence sews in her devasting journey along the United States’ Middle Atlantic coastline.Here are websites for major US airlines:Southwest AirlinesDelta AirlinesUnited AirlinesAmerican AirlinesJetBlueAlaskaSpiritFrontierAllegiant
The 4K 1/1.8″ Compact Lens family created by Theia Technologies, a high-resolution imaging technology specialist, was recognized by the judges of the annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of experts from system integrator and end-user companies.Theia was honored with a bronze-level award. Theia’s family of 4K 12 megapixel resolution lenses provide 112 to 7 degrees HFOV offering 4-10 mm and 12-50 mm focal ranges. Covering 1/1.7″ 4K imagers, while resolving the smaller 1/2.3” sensor pixels, both offer IR correction for day/night cameras. At 64.5 mm long by 59 mm diameter, they’re the most compact for comparable 4k lenses to facilitate use in domes, bullets and small enclosures. They are offered in fully motorized, manual, DC auto-iris, P-iris, CS/C and board mount combinations.“Theia is honored to once again be recognized for innovation in imaging technology,” said Mark Peterson, vice president of advanced technology for Theia Technologies. “We strive to design and develop unique and innovative lens technology and related products which provide excellent value to the markets we serve. We are delighted that industry continues to recognize our contributions.”- Sponsor – “This prestigious program allows Vision Systems Design to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry,” said Alan Bergstein, publisher of Vision Systems Design. “Our 2016 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry.”The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria: • Originality • Innovation • Impact on Designers, Systems Integrators, End Users • Fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed • Leveraging a novel technologyThe 2016 Visions Systems Design Innovators Awards Honorees are featured on the June issue of Vision Systems Design magazine. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The City of Palo Alto, Calif. and mobile workspace-finding app LiquidSpace have teamed up for an exciting step in public co-working. The Palo Alto City Library will make rooms available on LiquidSpace in a 3-month pilot. This is the first instance I can find in the U.S. of a public facility using a location-aware mobile app to reduce its unused capacity.Co-working is the new normal, and city governments could drive lots of high-tech productivity if they make their latent space available to flexible, remote workers. Palo Alto is an obvious place to start, but every city in the world should start thinking like this.The partnership began this week. Two of the library’s study rooms, with room for around 10 people, are available on LiquidSpace, a free iPhone app that lists available workspaces in business centers, hotels, offices or co-working spaces. During the pilot, the library will assess whether it will benefit the public, as well as the library itself. If so, it will work with other city departments to expand the program to other facilities.We like the looks of this. Coffee & Power, another remote working story we’re watching, has figured out how to make a win-win out of helping private spaces open up to remote workers. LiquidSpace is doing a civic service by pushing municipal governments to open their doors to co-workers, too.If you want to learn more about this topic, Phil Shapiro wrote a cool post about co-working in public libraries in PCWorld.Do you work remotely? Share your experiences in the comments. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jon mitchell Tags:#e-commerce#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Embarrassment of Riches: Other RecommendationsWhile Square may be a leader, an incredibly diverse set of companies has entered the field of mobile payments.Google Wallet is a potentially disruptive option. Essentially, Google Wallet is an NFC-enabled digital app that stores financial information, loyalty cards and deals. But since its release in 2011, many mobile carriers have blocked the app from running on their networks as they work out NFC solutions of their own. And Google Wallet is available only on select Android devices. With some justification, PayPal loves to think of itself as a leader in mobile payments. Storing information on the buyers smartphone, PayPal can be used to purchase both physical and digital goods. It also offers NFC money transfers between people just by bumping smartphones. While PayPal may be one of the largest digital payments providers, it still lacks widespread presence in retail stores. Other dongle providers that compete with Square include Intuit’s GoPayment, Verifone, Erply and others. An interesting startup in San Francisco called Mobeam uses light to beam payment information into a barcode scanner. One of the fastest growing startups in the mobile payments ecosystem is LevelUp from Boston-based SCVNGR. It is working toward the concept of “interchange zero” where it does not cost merchants anything to transmit payments. Dwolla, out of Des Moines, Iowa, offers an interesting ecosystem for local mobile payments. Jumio and Card.io allow merchants to use a smartphone camera to scan credit cards for payments. Meanwhile, some of the biggest companies in the world are working on mobile payment solutions. A partnership between T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon is working on an NFC solution called Isis. Amazon offers its “1-Click” purchasing through mobile phones for both physical and digital goods. The major transaction companies including MasterCard, American Express and Visa are all working toward some type of digital wallet.Even with all the competition, though, Square’s unique combination of features, ease of access and competitive pricing make it today’s leader. But the mobile payments space is still evolving rapidly and who will ultimately rule the future of currency remains very much up in the air. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#e-commerce#mobile#Mobile Payments Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Mobile payments. The phrase has hit the popular conscious over the past several years as smartphones have permeated the lives of people around the world. Pay for anything you want without a plastic card, without cash, without your checkbook. Just use your smartphone to buy anything you want. There are many different ways to make payments or receive payments with a mobile device. We give our recommendation for the best mobile payments option below. Many Ways to PayThe tem “mobile payments” encompasses many types of transactions. Large companies and enterprising startups all claim to offer the brightest and best in mobile payments – with very different offerings. So a little context is required before we can single out the best mobile payments app. The various tiers of mobile payments can be broken into two high-level groups: 1. The ability to buy digital goods with your mobile device. Fundamentally no different than buying a digital product through your computer but often with a different payment structure – such as the ability to charge it through your carrier. Digital goods could include apps, music, e-books or video subscriptions, among other items.2. The ability to buy physical goods with your mobile device. The end goal: total disruption of the cash-based transaction ecosystem. This could include the ability to accept credit cards from smartphones or making the smartphone the actual vehicle of payment. Then there are the different ways to perform mobile transactions:Carrier Billing: Charging a digital or physical good through your mobile carrier bill.Near Field Communications (NFC): Financial information is stored on a device and transactions are made through a “tap” between the smartphone and a point-of-sale system. QR Codes/Code Scanners: As with NFC, payment information is stored on the device or can be accessed through the device from the cloud. But with QR codes, either the merchant scans the code on the buyer’s phone with another smartphone or tablet, or the buyer’s phone uses its own LED sensors to “beam” out information that a barcode scanner can read.Mobile Card Readers: Often referred to as “dongles,” these devices plug into a smartphone or tablet and let merchants swipe credit cards.Stored Payment Information: This is when a company holds buyers’ credit card information in its system and allows them to easily purchase physical or digital goods through “one click.” Amazon and PayPal are leaders here, but Google and Apple also store user information to allow payments on mobile devices. Mobile Wallets: This generic term covers mobile payment services that store payment information on or through a device. They typically offer other services, such as loyalty programs, coupons, deals and offers (which are all technically different things). A mobile wallet can use any type of payment system to make the transaction.Given all of the above, we applied the following criteria to determine our recommendation for the Best Mobile Payments App:Must be able to purchase physical goods.Must have a mobile wallet component.Must be as ubiquitous as possible – supporting, at the very least, Android and Apple’s iOS. Must have the potential to fundamentally change how payments are made. Our Recommendation: SquareSquare, a company created by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, helped start the mobile payment phenomenon. When it first hit the market, Square was primarily a dongle solution. The dongle (called a “Square”) plugs into the headphone jack of a smartphone or tablet and through an app lets merchants accept credit cards on their devices. The dongle concept is simple and very powerful. It boils down to giving the masses the ability to make and receive digital payments from anywhere. That could be the local farmers market or an out-of-the-way bike shop on your favorite path. All that the merchant needs is a smartphone and some type of data connection. Square (and its many dongle competitors) is ushering in a new era of transactions that makes cash (which is still how about 85% of all transactions are made) irrelevant. While Square started as a dongle, it has evolved a much richer feature set to lead the way in mobile payments. The Square Register turns an iPad into a point-of-sale system, while the Square Card Case integrates loyalty cards that can be used for payments through the register. Consumers can even make payments through their smartphones at a merchant that has a Square Register just by coming in and saying their name. Square and the merchant have the consumer’s financial information on file, and making a payment is as simple as saying “charge it to my account.” Think of it like having an open tab at your neighborhood pub. For consumers, Square is a free app on iOS and Android. For merchants (or anybody who wants to accept credit cards with their smartphone), the dongle and app are free with an industry-competitive 2.75% fee per transaction. dan rowinski
Uber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacy The ReadWrite reviews team provides reviews on the latest and greatest technologies, services, and products.For all review inquiries please email [email protected] The ReadWrite team likes to test the latest and greatest products and technologies to produce unbiased reviews for our audience to enjoy. All that reviewing can sure get tiring though, so we’ve decided to reward ourselves by reviewing a product that would let us rest. Yes, we’re going to tell you guys about the Allswell Supreme mattress. And yes, it was supreme.Who’s Allswell?There’s no question there’s been an explosion of the “mattress-in-a-box” companies hitting the market with their products. One of the newer additions to the mix is Allswell. The company was started in 2018 and is operated under the Walmart umbrella. The brand stands alone but is owned wholly by Walmart.Honestly, the ReadWrite team couldn’t believe this luxury, premium product came from Walmart. That said the disruptive prices is something we come to expect from the everyday low price leader.Allswell is Walmart’s first direct-to-consumer brand and has hit the market hard by leveraging Walmart’s distribution channels. The company mainly sells mattresses, with three tiers of comfort: The Allswell, The Luxe, and The Supreme.Allswell has no brick and mortar locations, but that’s really not necessary these days, right? Allswell will ship the mattress directly to your door, for free, vacuum-sealed in a box. When the mattress arrives, you’ll simply unbox and leave for 24-48 hours for the mattress to fully inflate.Allswell SupremeHow’s the Sleep?The Allswell Supreme boasts all the bells and whistles of a “supreme” mattress. It’s a hybrid coil and memory foam mattress with a built-in euro-topper, anti-microbial and enhanced heat conductivity properties, and quantum coil edge support on all four sides. I know what you’re thinking…what does any of that mean?Like many of you, the ReadWrite team isn’t vetted as mattress geeks, so it’s tough to judge based on all those buzz words. We just know what we like when we try something out. What we can say is the Supreme mattress is exceptionally comfortable. If you prefer a firmer sleep surface, the mattress will be a perfect match. We can’t speak for the other two models (The Allswell and Luxe), but for the Supreme, the firmness is balanced beautifully with the plush euro-topper and memory foam.Our sleeper is about six feet, 180 lbs. and tried the mattress in multiple sleeping positions side, back, and stomach. The mattress is definitely optimal for a side-sleeper, but there were no negatives that stood out for other sleeping positions.Soft, but not squishy. We liked it — a lot.So What’s is it Going to Cost Me?The Allswell Supreme mattress is the most expensive bed in the Allswell line. See pricing below for a Queen mattress for the three different models:Allswell – $345 USDThe Luxe – $645 USDThe Supreme – $985 USDUnfortunately, ReadWrite hasn’t been able to test all the luxury mattress brands out there, so we had to do a bit of research when comparing these prices. As far as bells and whistles go, the Allswell Supreme has just about everything you’d find in a top of the line mattress. From a pricing standpoint, Allswell stands at the lower end of the high-end mattress brands.The question we asked ourselves was – how much better could it be and how much would that cost me? There are brands out there that offer advanced features like liquid heating and cooling, adjustable bed-frames, and other features but if you’re just looking for a place to lay your head at night — those may not be necessary. Especially not for an extra $2000-$3000.Allswell Mattress Layers — hop on the Allswell site and look at the other impressive features.Final ThoughtsWe haven’t tried every mattress out there so we can’t compare the Allswell against their competitors from experience — yet. What we can say is that our experience with Allswell was fantastic. Shipping was a breeze, the box came undamaged to our doorstep, and the sleep has been wonderful. The price point is fair considering the quality of the mattress and is comparable to mattresses with a similar set of features.On top of that, Allswell offers a 100-day money-back guarantee if you do find any issues with the bed. To those of us who like to do the reviews — a money-back guarantee makes all the difference. Backed by Walmart, lets us know we won’t be stuck with a product if we hate it. Thankfully, no problems here — the Allswell mattress is a great product. We’re excited to see what other products the Allswell team will roll out in the future. Until then, we’ll continue to catch some ZZZs! A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas ReadWrite Product Reviews Related Posts CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… Blueair 680i Air Purifier: Clean Air For Your H…
New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler may miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right leg during his team’s 102-97 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.An organization official announced the player’s injury Wednesday, adding that X-rays showed no ligament or nerve damage and surgery is not necessary at this time. Chandler went down after colliding with Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker in the first quarter. He has a small fracture in the fibula in his lower leg.The Knicks (1-) are off to slow start after taking the Atlantic Division title last season – the team’s first time winning that title since 1994.The 7-foot Chandler will be missed on the Knicks defense and rebounding at the rim.“He’s a big piece to what we do,” coach Mike Woodson said after the game.
North County checkpoints lead to multiple drunk driving arrests overnight SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Two separate North County drunk driving checkpoints each led to one arrest, authorities said Saturday.Both checkpoints were conducted late Friday.Police in Escondido arrested one person for driving under the influence of a combination of drugs and alcohol at a checkpoint at East El Norte Parkway and Ash Street, Escondido Police Lt. Michael Kearney said.In Encinitas, one person was arrested at a checkpoint near the intersection of South Coast Highway 101 and Chesterfield Drive on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy Brenda Sipley.Police at the Escondido checkpoint issued a total of 33 citations for various infractions including driving without a license, on a suspended license or without insurance, Kearney said.Sheriff’s deputies in Encinitas gave out 25 citations for the same offenses at that city’s checkpoint, Sipley said. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 21, 2018