President Trump blasts LaVar Ball on Twitter regrets getting LiAngelo out of

first_img Advertisement White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino ripped LaVar on Twitter yesterday, which probably got the President’s antennas up.Wannabe @Lakers coach, BIG MOUTH @Lavarbigballer knows if it weren’t for President @realDonaldTrump, his son would be in China for a long, long, long time! #FACT— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) November 18, 2017There’s so much wrong with this situation on all sides. LaVar Ball sounds like a jerk for not being gracious for the President’s role in getting his son out of potentially serious jail time in China, but it’s also low rent for the President to be responding to some loud mouth basketball dad in any way, or tweeting impulsively in general.One thing’s for sure, this feud isn’t over yet. LaVar Ball just had a massive free marketing opportunity fall into his lap. You think he’s gonna let it go? Hell no. Stay tuned. Donald Trump has Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin to worry about, but today on Twitter, The President of the United States went on the attack against LaVar Ball, after Ball made comments downplaying Trump’s role in securing the release and return of his son, LiAngelo, following his arrest in China for boosting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store.“What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” – LaVar BallA pissed off Trump took to the Twitter machine to take a direct shot at Ball, and express his regret for getting his son out of potentially serious jail time in China.Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017last_img read more

VIDEO The Ball brothers combined for 60 points against a Lithuanian JV

first_imgThe Ball brothers are off and running with their professional careers in Lithuania, and after being held scoreless in their debut against a real team, they combined for 60 points – LiAngelo had 31,  LaMelo, 29 – against some inferior competition in The Big Baller Brand Challenge Games.The Big Ballers got plenty of breakaway dunks in this one, but to be fair, the other team looked like a JV team from the suburbs.Here are the highlights. Don’t scroll through trying to find any defense.  It’s not happening. Be honest with yourself. This isn’t close to DI competition.last_img read more

Colin Mike Tomlin deserves criticism but shouldnt be fired

first_img Advertisement The Steelers fired offensive coordinator Todd Haley yesterday, following a disappointing home playoff loss, and many others would like the organization to go a step further and fire Mike Tomlin. Colin has been hard on Tomlin, and has frequently criticized his teams for running too high on emotion and lacking attention to detail, but he disagrees with those that want him axed.Even though Tomlin has historically struggled to beat the Patriots, and mismanaged the final seconds of their crucial Week 15 loss to New England, Pittsburgh finished with 13 wins, and were an instant replay reversal of a Jesse James TD catch away from having home field advantage throughout the playoffs.Colin understands the frustrations with Tomlin, but it’s unfair to call for his job just because he doesn’t stack up to Belichick and the Patriots. No one does.“There’s not utter dysfunction… Jesse James’ touchdown is given to them, they’re playing Tennessee and they’re hosting New England.” — @ColinCowherd says the Steelers will be fine— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 18, 2018last_img read more

Green Web Hosts

first_img 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story appears in the November 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Plenty of environmentally conscious entrepreneurs already re-cycle paper and computers. They might even drive hybrid vehicles and look for ways to reduce the impact of their businesses on the earth. And now there are ways to continue that philosophy on the internet by getting onboard with a green web-hosting provider. That’s right–we’re talking solar- and wind-powered websites.Affordable Internet Services Online Romoland, California, is a green web-hosting service that has been using solar power since 2001. They have 120 solar panels mounted on the roof of their data center, solar tubes providing light during the day and a large bank of batteries storing the power to keep their servers running at all times. “We wanted to help the environment, but we also wanted to get rid of our growing electric bill,” says technology manager Phil Nail. They’ve attracted a variety of clients from around the world that feel strongly about the environment and want to demonstrate that commitment to their web customers.A really good green web-hosting provider should offer all the amenities of any other host. Look for a company that performs regular backups, monitors its servers and has good uptime. Using a green provider doesn’t have to cost more, either. AISO, for example, offers packages starting at $9.95 per month. Some other leading providers to look into are EcoSky, wind-powered Locomotive Mediaand Solar Data Centers.Expect this niche to stay small. Says Nail, “I don’t see any of the large companies going this route because of the amount of solar panels they would need to generate enough electricity.” Still, entrepreneurs looking for a green hosting alternative have several options to choose from. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. November 1, 2005 Register Now »last_img read more

Welcome to the Neighborhood

first_img Ever since Apple first released its now iconic iPhone in the summer of 2007, the purported “iPhone killers” haven’t measured up for entrepreneurial types who prefer to buy their mobile real estate in Apple’s edgier neighborhood. Palm’s new Pre aims to change that. Tech blog Gizmodo called it “the most important handset to be announced in two years,” while Playboy deemed it “lust-worthy.”It’s likely that die-hard Palm aficionados will quietly worship its security features and ability to sync with Exchange and open PowerPoint attachments. But in the company of their hipper, iPhone-toting friends, they’ll brag about the Pre’s slick, compact design and demonstrate how they can jump between functions. The Pre not only plants the Palm in Apple’s neighborhood–it busts through Steve Jobs’s front door and makes itself at home. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. This story appears in the July 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 1 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free June 16, 2009last_img read more

Apple at the Core of AdMobs Success

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the April 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » March 12, 2010 Mobile advertising network operator AdMob, the focus of Entrepreneur’s Innovators department last month (“The New Advertising Age,” March 2010), credits much of its growth to the release of new devices by Apple (notably the iPhone and the iPod touch) that create more demand for and consumption of mobile advertising. This annotated chart tracks how traffic on AdMob’s mobile ad network has expanded in step with Apple’s milestones. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 1 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Building Your LinkedIn Network

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Enroll Now for Free September 20, 2012 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. image credit: ShutterstockIn his book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, author Ted Prodromou describes how to best to leverage the networking site as a business tool. In this edited excerpt, the author details the two methods of building connections on LinkedIn.How many connections should you have on LinkedIn? I’m asked that question frequently, and there isn’t a magic number that works for everyone. LinkedIn isn’t a popularity contest where the person with the most connections wins. LinkedIn is about building relationships and connecting with others, which is very different than the monologue communication of Twitter.There are two distinct approaches to networking on LinkedIn. The first, which is used by most LinkedIn members, is called strategic networking, where you focus on quality, not quantity. Strategic networkers usually have less than 500 people in their network and keep in touch with about 100 to 150 people in their network. They have a deep connection with a small number of people.The other approach, which is often used by sales representatives and recruiters, is called open networking; this is where you cast a very wide net. Open networkers often have thousands of connections in their network because their business is a numbers game. The more people in your network, the easier it is to find someone to fill an open position or outreach customers for a sale. As an open networker, you have a limited connection with a lot of people.Most people know hundreds of people and often have more than 500 contacts in their online address book. The question is: How many of those contacts do you correspond with on a regular basis? Some people think they correspond with about 20 percent of their professional network on a regular basis. The reality is that you don’t have time to correspond with 20 percent of your professional network on a regular basis if you have more than 500 people in your network.Related: 5 Ways to Use Your Network to Grow Your BusinessA number of studies have tried to determine the optimal size of a professional network. Some conclude that we can only maintain a stable social network of 100 people, while others suggest we can maintain stable social networks of up to 300. The generally accepted number is 150.Maintaining a stable social network means we know everyone in our network and maintain regular contact with each and every individual. To maintain a larger social network requires more restrictive rules, laws, and enforced norms, so you are almost being forced to maintain these relationships.Do you maintain a regular relationship with 150 people? If you work for a medium to large-sized company and count your co-workers, you probably do; if you work for a small company, you may not. If you own your own business, you should be communicating with 150 people regularly to generate leads or find opportunities.The average number of connections for LinkedIn members is around 60 people, according to a Nielsen study. I see many members with more than 500 connections. When you view their profile you will only see “500+ connections.” Once you are connected with that person, you will be able to view a list of their connections and can connect with anyone on the list because you have a second-degree relationship with them. A great way to expand your network is by connecting with appropriate second-degree relationships. Use your invitations wisely because LinkedIn gives you 3,000 invitations, after which you have to request more. It shouldn’t be a problem, since you’re trying to keep your network manageable.Related: 6 Steps to Better Networking for Young EntrepreneursOpen networkers on LinkedIn are often called LIONs, an acronym for “LinkedIn open networkers.” LIONs seek to actively increase their connections by sending out and accepting connection invitations. LIONs, in general, accept invites from anyone, so it’s relatively risk-free to invite a LION into your network.Most LIONs take pride in touting their specific number of connections; it’s similar to the way celebrities compete to have the most Twitter followers. The majority of LIONs believe that bigger is better, and that large networks lead to more opportunity.There is no official LinkedIn designation for a LinkedIn open networker. It’s an unofficial designation coined by people willing to connect with anyone to grow their network as large as possible. If you want to be recognized as a LinkedIn LION, you can add LION to the end of your name in your profile or in your profile headline.Being a LION can have its drawbacks. Unfortunately, with any website or online tool that gets popular, people start abusing its popularity. We’re starting to see a steady stream of Tweet spam where people are creating thousands of fake Twitter profiles that automatically re-Tweet Tweets from popular Tweeters.We’re now seeing similar tricks on LinkedIn with fake LinkedIn profiles. Beware if you receive an invitation from a profile with no LinkedIn connections, no picture or a company name or logo. It’s probably a machine-generated profile or someone who isn’t on LinkedIn for the right reasons. If someone isn’t willing to provide their name and fill out their complete profile properly, they aren’t fit for your network.Related: Richard Branson on How to Network. Hint: Early and OftenThis article is an excerpt from Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, available from Entrepreneur Press. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

Googles Eric Schmidt Posts Advice on Switching From iPhone to Android

first_img Google Chairman Eric Schmidt published step-by-step instructions on Sunday for people switching from the iPhone to an Android device.Schmidt penned a post that he shared publicly on Google+ titled “Eric’s Guide: Converting from iPhone to Android.” In the detailed note, Schmidt writes, “Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android. The latest high-end phones from Samsung (Galaxy S4), Motorola (Verizon Droid Ultra) and the Nexus 5 (for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface. They are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user!”He continues: “Like the people who moved from PCs to Macs and never switched back, you will switch from iPhone to Android and never switch back as everything will be in the cloud, backed up, and there are so many choices for you.”Related: Tell Us: Are Anti-Google T-Shirts a Good Look for Microsoft?The guide then offers a four-step process including how to set up your Android phone, update your iPhone or iPad, connect your music to Google on your Mac, and remove a SIM from the iPhone to place in the Android.A wordy Schmidt offers a ton of advice on how to make the switcheroo. Next up on advice from Schmidt is an upcoming management advice book titled No Adult Supervision Required: How To Build Successful 21st Century Companies, which is due out in the fall of 2014. Register Now » Related: Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup? November 25, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min readlast_img read more

Will Virtual Marketplaces Disrupt Your Industry Next

first_img Alcohol distribution. Bevspot is changing how large commercial purchasers of wine and spirits receive their products with its easy-to-use marketplace boasting transparent pricing and a predictable supply. High-end strategy consulting. Marketing and design work is outsourced to professionals in virtual marketplaces (think 99designs). There’s no reason firms won’t outsource strategy consulting in the future. Office space. With the rising popularity of co-working spaces and remote work, there’s a growing market for flexible office space. WeWork and PivotDesk are carving out this space. Soon, you’ll book a workplace from your smartphone as easily as a hotel room. Appointment scheduling. StyleSeat is becoming the OpenTable for booking hair-styling appointments online based on availability, price and recommendations. Appointment marketplaces may spring up in other industries. July 18, 2014 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free Talent acquisition. For decades, headhunters and large consulting firms controlled the world’s best brains. America’s largest companies (including GE and Microsoft) are cutting out the middleman and using virtual marketplaces to gain access to talent. TaskRabbit and Handybook have created a market for commodity physical labor, while Behance, Guru and Fiverr host freelancers in creative industries. Personal transportation. Uber and Lyft have changed spontaneous personal transportation, and Bridj is generating mass transport routes based on supply and demand. Vacation rentals. The hospitality industry will never be completely transparent, but the market for vacation rentals, rooms and hostels has been disrupted by Airbnb, HomeAway and Hostelworld, which allow users to view options side by side, compare prices and read reviews. Ten years ago, hailing a taxi with your phone was unthinkable. Today, this service does not just exist — it’s thriving. Uber is a go-to for city dwellers, and it’s one of many virtual services redefining stagnant industries.Virtual marketplaces have changed the way people do business and created new opportunities for startups to overtake larger, well-established companies. Business leaders can’t afford to ignore these opportunities.Matching supply with demand is no easy task. But this changed in 1995, when eBay revolutionized the market for used goods. Seemingly overnight, people who’d been discarding unwanted items were selling them for serious cash, and various goods’ prices dropped because buyers had a viable alternative.Related: A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic)Likewise, StubHub matched supply with demand for event tickets. A ticket resale market existed, but opaque pricing and bizarre regulations created massive margins for scalpers. StubHub changed the landscape with a single, easy-to-use connection between ticket sellers and buyers.Here are a few industries that have been reimagined with the advent of virtual marketplaces: Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now How leaders can create disruptive solutions. For a lot of industries, this is uncharted territory. The arrival of easy-to-use, low-cost virtual marketplaces threatens many companies as their fat margins, opaque pricing and sparse supply disappear.Related: On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name InvestorsFor leaders, the time to assert themselves in the space is now. Here’s how to get started:1. Offer customers something they need. When you create a service, center it on a single pain point your customers experience. What keywords do they search? Use Google AdWords to capture the people already looking for what your marketplace sells.2. Take offline experiences online. Find a way to take an inconvenient service (such as finding a web developer or dentist) online.3. Create an easy-to-use platform. A virtual marketplace needs to be convenient, but also easy to understand and user-friendly. That’s why people will return and recommend it to others.4. Offer choices. It’s not enough to offer one option. Your service must provide several high-quality options that can be filtered by preference.5. Provide helpful examples. Project ideas and case studies help people understand how your service can work for them.6. Enlist the help of influencers. Make thought leaders and celebrities your advocates. An influencer’s endorsement can be worth much more than an advertisement.Ready to brainstorm? Ask what your company offers, then consider how you can make it more convenient and seamless. Convenience is why virtual marketplaces exist and why they’ll grow exponentially in the next few years.Someday, people will rent physical assets, real estate and people’s time in mere seconds. Businesses will only employ individuals who are mission-critical — everyone else will sell their skills directly to the end user.The possibilities provide new opportunities for your company to connect with customers and offer something truly groundbreaking.Related: How to Disrupt an Industry in Three Steps This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 4 min read While no industry remains untouched, a few have been sluggish to transition to seamless, transparent virtual marketplaces:last_img read more

One App Gave This Gourmet Food Company the Tech Reboot it Needed

first_img Register Now » This story appears in the December 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 2 min read 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. December 6, 2016 When Janice Whiting purchased Gourmet Dreams in 2004, the meal-delivery and catering business was still using a manual credit card swiper and a fax machine. And crazily enough — considering the business is located in Silicon Valley and Whiting has a high-tech marketing background — it stayed pretty much that way until 2014. She’d been focused on the culinary side and couldn’t afford a major tech overhaul. But as her four-employee business got busier, ordering and accounting became time-consuming for Whiting — and a turnoff for her customers.Related: Why Are Companies Using Outdated Systems?The FixGourmet Dreams had been operating like it was 1999: Customers had to download an order form, print it out and submit it via either fax or email. Then Whiting herself manually processed credit card orders and keyed data into QuickBooks accounting software. Eventually she decided to replace all this with 3DCart, e-commerce software she chose because it integrated simply with her company website and QuickBooks, and provided a simple online shopping cart to handle ordering, payment and shipping. The ResultsIf Whiting hadn’t upgraded to 3DCart, Gourmet Dreams “wouldn’t be in business” today, she says. The time she spends on orders, accounting and invoicing each week has shrunk from a day and a half to just a few hours, allowing her to focus more on cooking food and building the company. Since the switch, revenues have gone up roughly 20 to 30 percent annually in the past couple of years. And 3DCart doesn’t take much to run: She pays $36 a month (prices start as low as $20), and unlike some of its competitors, the platform doesn’t charge transaction fees.Related: The Service That Helped an Ecommerce Site Fix Its Shipping WoesA Second OpinionThere are many e-commerce options for small businesses, including Shopify, Volusion and BigCommerce. They can look similar, but they’re not, says Dean Peckenpaugh, a Houston-based e-commerce consultant. “The big questions are: What other third-party systems [such as accounting software] can they plug into? And can the platform be implemented without a developer?” he says. Beyond that, look for — at minimum — a platform with integrated, streamlined shipping and payment tools, plus templates that allow you to customize the look and feel of a website’s cart and individual product pages. last_img read more

Heavyduty Pumps Market Extensive Analysis of Key Driving and Restraining Factors

first_img“Surge in prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and increase in administration of prophylactic cancer vaccines drive the global cancer vaccines market. In addition, rise in investments and government funding in the development of cancer vaccines supplement the growth. The preventive (prophylactic) vaccine segment accounted for more than half of the total revenue in 2017 and will maintain its dominance by 2023.”According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the Global Cancer Vaccines Market contributed $4.81 billion in 2017 and is estimated to garner $12.81 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 17.7% from 2017 to 2023. The report offers a detailed analysis of the key segments, top investment pockets, changing dynamics, market size & estimations, and competitive scenario.Increasing administration of prophylactic cancer vaccines coupled with launch and approval of new cancer vaccines drive the global cancer vaccines market. However, high cost for development of cancer vaccines due to frequent need for upgradation in manufacturing technology and longer timelines required for manufacturing a vaccine restrict the market growth. On the contrary, increasing transition from prophylactic to therapeutic cancer vaccines and high growth prospects in the emerging markets would present opportunities in the cancer vaccines market.Download Sample Copy of this Report @ (prophylactic) vaccine segment to maintain its dominance by 2023The preventive (prophylactic) vaccine segment accounted for more than half of the total revenue in 2017 and will maintain its dominance by 2023. However, the therapeutic vaccine segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 20.2% from 2017 to 2023.North America to maintain lead position by 2023The market across the North America region accounted for two-fifths of the market in terms of revenue in 2017. However, the market across the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 19.6% during the forecast period. The report also explores the other regions including Europe and LAMEA.Recombinant segment to lead throughout the forecast periodThe recombinant segment accounted for nearly one-third of the total revenue in 2017 and will maintain its dominance by 2023. However, the dendritic cells segment is projected to register the highest CAGR of 18.6% from 2017 to 2023.Cervical cancer segment to maintain its dominance by 2023The cervical cancer segment accounted for more than three-fifths of the market in terms of revenue in 2017. However, other indications segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 18.8% during the forecast period.Adults segment to maintain its dominance by 2023The adults segment accounted for more than three-fifths of the market in terms of revenue in 2017. However, the pediatrics segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 19.3% during the forecast period.  Leading market playersThe key market players explored in the research include Merck & Co., Inc., CSL Limited, AstraZeneca Plc. (Medimmune, LLC.), Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline Plc., Astellas Pharma Inc., Pfizer Inc., Sanofi Pasteur, Sanpower Group, and Aduro BioTech Inc.Check discounts available on this report @ usAllied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small & medium enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one stop solution from the beginning of data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients to understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company amplies client’s insight on the factors, such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligent support to aid the clients to turn into prominent business firm. Cancer Vaccines Marketlast_img read more

How to Tag Files to Tidy up Your Windows 10 Files

first_imgWindows Search is a valuable, if underutilized tool. It’s great at finding simple things, those that have file names or meta tags that aid the operating system in uncovering what you’re looking for. But, let’s be realistic here, that’s not most things. Luckily, there’s an overlooked system for organizing your files — without requiring an intricate system of sub-files and folders — that could do the trick, if only you knew it existed.This works with any type of file in almost any location. For this example, though, we’re going to clean up a folder of images by adding searchable tags.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Open File Explorer. Click Downloads. Remember, you can actually use this trick on just about any file or folder in Windows. So, you don’t have to follow along to a tee here, you can improvise using the folders and files of your choice. Right-click the file you’d like to tag and choose Properties. Switch over to the Details tab. At the bottom of the Description heading, you’ll see Tags. Double-click to add your own tags. Add a descriptive tag or two (you can add as many as you’d like). You can add more than one tag by separating the two with a semicolon. Press Enter when you’re done. Press OK to save the change. How to Use Microsoft Excel Like a ProHow to Use Microsoft Word Like a ProHow to Use Windows 10 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

RegistryChangesView monitor Windows Registry modifications

first_imgRegistryChangesView: monitor Windows Registry modifications by Martin Brinkmann on July 13, 2017 in Software – No commentsRegistryChangesView is a brand new portable application by Nirsoft for Windows that you may use to monitor the Registry for changes.The program has been designed to take Registry snapshots, and compare these snapshots to list all changes that have been made to the keys and values included in both snapshots.This can be very useful, for instance to find out which changes the installation of a program makes to the Registry, to monitor a particular key or value that you are interested in, or to reveal the Registry keys responsible for changes that you may in the Windows user interface.Obviously, it is also possible to use the tool to revert changes, so that it works like a limited version of System Restore in this regard as well.RegistryChangesViewThe software program is portable, which means that you can run it from any location without installation.It displays a configuration window on start. The very first thing you need to do on the first start of the program is to create a Registry snapshot.This is a straightforward process, and results in a copy of the Registry being saved to the program folder.You may create new snapshots whenever you want, and may compare any snapshot that you have created to the “current state” of the Registry, to another snapshot, or a shadow copy.For comparison, you need to make sure the direction is correct, and that the hives that you want compared are selected.As far as direction is concerned, you can compare the first data source with the second, or the other way round.Most Registry hives are selected by default with the exception of SAM and Security. You may remove hives from the comparison; doing so may be beneficial, as it reduces the list of changes usually.RegistryChangesView compares the two snapshots, and lists all keys that have changed in the main program window afterwards.Each key is listed with its full path, change type, value name, type and value before and after the change (if available), and other information.The application uses the typical Nirsoft layout; this means that you can sort the data with a click on a table column header, use the built-in search to find characters of interest, or export the data.You may right-click on a selection to either open it in the Registry editor, or to save the data to a Registry file.It is unfortunately not possible to run restore operations directly from RegistryChangesView. This means that you will have to open the Registry using it to restore values or types manually if you need to do that.Similar programs to RegistryChangesView are What Changed, Registry Alert, or RegFromApp.VerdictRegistryChangesView is a powerful program to monitor the Registry for changes. If you want to use it to monitor changes, it is best to create the first snapshot before the changes are made to the system.The program is easy to use, offers basic report generation and data saving options on top of that. An option to restore keys directly from the program would be useful, but is not supported.Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 4 votes Software Name RegistryChangesviewOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Odio is a nice looking but basic radio player

first_imgOdio is a nice looking but basic radio player by Martin Brinkmann on January 02, 2019 in Software – 21 commentsOdio is a cross-platform Internet radio player that can be run on Windows, Mac, and Linux devices natively to play radio streams.Internet users don’t need programs necessarily to play radio; some online sites and stations, e.g. the Shoutcast directory, offer direct playback in all modern browsers.Many media players, for instance my favorite music players AIMP and MusicBee, support radio playback as well.Users who prefer standalone programs for Internet radio playback have lots of options as well: programs like RadioMaximus, Screamer Radio, or Pocket Radio fall into that category.Odio is another standalone Internet Radio player. The Electron-based program offers all the advantages and disadvantages that come from being based on Electron: the program is cross-platform but fairly heavy for a radio player.Functionality-wise, it has the basics covered but there is definitely room for improvement. You may browse stations by country, language or tag, or use the built-in search functionality instead.The program supports a good number of stations both in popular and niche genres.Once you have found a station you may hit the play button right away to start playback; there is virtually no delay between hitting the play button and the start of the stream: good.Playback offers basic media playback controls but is fairly limited: one thing you may notice is that Odio does not display song or artist names.  Not all stations include metadata in their streams but the majority does.You may add a station to the library for quick access. There is also a recently viewed page to look at radio stations that you played previously.Closing Words and verdictOdio’s functionality ends at this point. While that may be sufficient for users who just want playback functionality, its functionality pales when compared to top of the class Radio programs such as StreamWriter which offers all that Odio offers and that much more: from adding radio stations to recording Internet radio streams and even maintaining a wishlist of songs to record when they are played on radio stations.Odio is responsive and it works as a program to stream Internet radio; it may work better for users who don’t want to use a browser to play Internet radio, but the lack of features means that it is less attractive than other radio players.Now You: Do you listen to Internet Radio? Which program(s) do you use?Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 3 votes Software Name OdioSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Nations Taking A Stand Against Imported Plastic Waste

first_imgClose Many nations are now taking a stand against the piling of plastic imported from other countries. Some countries are placing stricter rules and even bans, while others are directly shipping the waste back to the origin countries.Imported Plastic WasteIt used to be the norm for larger nations to send their recyclable plastic waste to other countries, particularly developing countries. It was a cheap way to get rid of waste, prevent the piling up of garbage, and meet recycling targets. On the part of the recipient countries, it was also a source of income. The European Union is the largest exporter of waste, while the United States is the top single country exporter.However, many of the recipient countries are recently taking a stand against imported plastic waste. The problem is that only a small percentage of the waste actually gets recycled, and many of the imported waste were found to be contaminated with non-recyclables. These non-recyclables end up either having to be burned or piling up in waterways in landfills, causing health and environment problems. All ⓒ 2018 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Ads by Amazon Ads by Amazon Search China BanThe problem was highlighted after China’s ban on waste imports. Until January of 2018, China imported most of the world’s waste, but the nation implemented a ban because of contamination and pollution concerns. Since then, they only accepted recycled plastic waste that is 99.5 percent pure.After the ban, the waste that was usually sent to China was sent to other countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, and South Korea. Unfortunately, the waste being sent to said countries are still not completely recyclable, and still posed health and environment threats.Action Against Waste ImportsRecently, the Philippines returned tons of mislabeled waste to Canada, while Malaysia will be returning 3,000 tons of waste back to their origin countries. Other countries also implemented new rules such as Thailand’s temporary ban on imported plastic waste. Malaysia has also revoked import permits, while Vietnam is planning to ban all imports of plastic waste by 2025.Just this past May, after a two-week convention, the United Nations announced that 187 countries agreed to restrict the shipment of hard-to-recycle plastics to developing nations. Should any country wish to send waste to another country, they have to secure a permit from the recipient country’s government first.The legally binding agreement is expected to take effect within a year, with the hopes of giving the plastic trade some transparency, and of helping to control the global plastic waste problem. TAG Plastic Waste, Import ban, Garbage DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Bestsellerlast_img read more

Instagram is investigating hacked accounts promises new 2FA features

first_imgInstagram says it is “aware that some people are having difficulty accessing their Instagram accounts” and that it is investigating the “issue” that’s caused hundreds of users to lose access to their accounts.The blog post comes one day after Mashable reported that hundreds of accounts have been hacked in recent days.The company did not comment on how many accounts have been affected, but its latest statements suggest that it is widespread. In a blog post published Tuesday evening, the company urged users to revisit their security settings and enable two-factor authentication on their accounts. Instagram also says it will be improving its 2FA settings, an update it previously confirmed last month. Right now, Instagram relies on text messages for 2FA, which is less secure than methods that use an authenticator app. Several users have told Mashable their accounts were recently hacked despite having 2FA enabled. “We’re working on additional two-factor functionality with more to share soon,” the company says.Of course, tougher security settings won’t help those who have already lost access to their accounts. Mashable has now heard from more than 100 users whose accounts have been hacked — most of whom have had little luck regaining access through Instagram’s support system. For these cases, Instagram now says users who have contacted Instagram support will get a response “soon.”“We have dedicated teams helping people to secure their accounts. If you have reached out to us about your account, you will hear back from our team soon,” Instagram says.The source of the hacks is still unclear, but the attacks appeared to surge earlier this month. There have been hundreds of reports of hacked accounts on social media since the beginning of August and Mashable has heard directly from more than 100 people whose accounts have been accessed. Many users also report email addresses with .ru domains are linked to their accounts after they lose access. You can read more about Instagram’s security tips here.Has your Instagram recently been hacked? You can reach the author at karissa [at] Instagram has acknowledged a wave of reports that people have lost access to their accounts.Image: mashable/lili samsBy Karissa Bell2018-08-15 01:57:08 UTClast_img read more

CFE says blackouts on Isla Mujeres due to increase in demand

first_imgIsla Mujeres, Q.R. — The Superintendent of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for northern Quintana Roo, Gonzalo Paredes Plancarte, acknowledged that the blackouts on Isla Mujeres are due to electrical overloads from an increase in demand.The increase in demand is from an increase in tourism and general growth of the island. He explained that there is an ongoing maintenance program and review of submarine lines that supply electricity to the entire island and even though the life span of the lines are still valid, there have been failures that have left the island without electricity.The official acknowledged that they are planning to replace some accessories and the submarine lines, which could be budgeted into this year.“The demand for electricity has gone up,” he said adding that emergency plants have been brought in to operate in times when the demand for electricity is higher.“At the moment, we have the capacity to supply electricity to Isla Mujeres, but I repeat the submarine lines are in perfect condition and if they are replaced, it is not because they are in bad condition,” he commented.He insisted that the recent failures were not because the cables failed, but due to an external incident by third parties for which they have a lawsuit in progress.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tulum hotel robbery ends with arrests in Puerto Aventuras

first_imgLast week, the hotel Generations Riviera Maya was also robbed of its payroll cash. There were no arrests reported. Officials have not said if the two robberies are related. 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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Four hooded people entered the Be Tulum hotel where they proceeded to pull video surveillance wires before robbing the hotel of its payroll. Employees of the hotel say the four left with 15,000 in cash and two computers. Once the car stopped, all four bailed, however, one was shot in the leg by federal police. Two of the four were arrested. Taken into custody were 32-year-old Santana P.C. and Adriana P.C., also 32. Another male and female in the car did manage to evade police. Police were alerted to the robbery around 1:00 p.m. that the four had fled the area in a blue car and were seen heading down the highway toward Playa del Carmen. Federal police were quick to organize a highway operation at Puerto Aventuras with municipal police creating a roadblock. According to Daniel Hernández Gutiérrez, head of the Municipal Police in Tulum, all the assailants were identified in the surveillance video of the hotel as multiple offenders. He said the vehicle has also been linked to other crimes.center_img Photo: Policía Municipal Solidaridad Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — A robbery that took place in a Tulum hotel has ended with arrests in Puerto Aventuras. Other surveillance cameras inside the hotel did capture the four as well as the vehicle in which they were traveling. The vehicle was spotted along the highway entering the municipality of Solidaridad which led to a federal police chase that finally ended in Puerto Aventuras. last_img read more

AlImdaad spread warmth this winterAlImdaad spread warmth this winter

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Al-Imdaad Foundation launched its Operation Winter Warmth programme on Monday in the uThukela District.Blankets and warm hats were distributed in the jurisdiction of Alfred Duma Local Municipality.Operation Winter Warmth is an annual initiative of the Al-Imdaad Foundation which ensures that blankets and other winter accessories reach communities in need.Al-Imdaad Foundation teams conducted two distributions as part of the launch of Operation Winter Warmth in the district.The first distribution took place at Thembesizwe Primary School and was attended by Mayor Vincent Madlala as well as uThukela District Mayor Siphiwe Mazibuko. The teams distributed 50 hygiene packs and 100 warm hats to learners at the school as part of the programme.The second distribution took place at the Emachibini Hall in the rural Umhlumayo area and was also attended by the district mayor. At this distribution, the focus was on the elderly, and 100 blankets and 30 walking sticks were distributed to senior citizens from the area.By working together with local authorities, Al-Imdaad was able to reach out with warmth to the young and old of the uThukela District.Similar distributions have also been undertaken by Al-Imdaad teams in other provinces and areas, including the Western Cape, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Coastal KwaZulu-Natal.For more information on the Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Operation Winter Warmth initiative or to sponsor a blanket, please visit or call 0861786243Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Stove sets kitchen alight

first_imgClick on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Why not join us there? A small fire broke out in a house yesterday afternoon (January 19) in Khwaja Road.It is alleged that the fire broke out due to oil that was forgotten on the stove. The fire quickly spread and destroyed the stove.The flames were put out before emergency personnel could arrive at the scene.The ceilings in the kitchen were also burnt, turning them a black, smoky colour.The entire house was filled with smoke and residents were seen cleaning up broken pieces of glass from the stove.Public Safety and the Ladysmith Fire Department responded to the scene.Residents working together to clean up the kitchen.DID YOU KNOW? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more