Alderville First Nation Mountie heads to France for special ceremony at Vimy

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsA Mountie from the Alderville First Nation was invited to France for a special ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the World War One battle at Vimy Ridge.The trip is a special one to the RCMP corporal and the community of Alderville.afrancis@aptn.calast_img

Dominion Energy plans 220 turbine offshore wind project

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast.The company told The Associated Press ahead of a public announcement that the project would include about 220 wind turbines in federal waters it has already leased 27 miles (43 kilometres) off Virginia Beach.If approved as proposed, Dominion says the approximately $7.8 billion project would produce more than 2,600 megawatts of wind energy by 2026, enough to power 650,000 homes.“This is, to us, big news. It’s a big step for us to accomplish our carbon reduction goals,” said Mark Mitchell, vice-president of generation construction for Richmond-based Dominion.The project has been years in the making. Dominion already has an offshore wind pilot project underway, which state regulators approved last year despite their concerns about its cost and risk to customers.Dominion envisions beginning ocean survey work on the commercial-scale project in 2020, submitting a construction and operation plan in 2022 and starting the first phase of generation in 2024, with 880 megawatts coming online. Additional phases would come online in 2025 and 2026.Each of those three phases is expected to cost about $2.6 billion, Mitchell said, though he added the company expects that estimate to drop as the offshore wind industry becomes better established in the United States.A single five-turbine wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island, opened in late 2016 and is the only operating offshore wind farm in the U.S., though other projects along the East Coast are in various stages of development. Mitchell said none would be as large as what Dominion is proposing.Dominion officially started construction in July on the two turbine, 12 megawatt pilot project. Though the turbines aren’t expected to be installed until next summer, Mitchell said the pilot project — the first to be installed in federal waters under the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s process — had offered important insights that will apply to the commercial project.“They were really important to learn exactly how to go about the process, the timing of the process, what the expectations were,” Mitchell said.An energy regulation overhaul in 2018 that Dominion helped push into law makes it easier to get approval for renewable energy projects like the offshore wind project while giving Dominion increased flexibility in accounting for costs and virtually guarantees that it won’t be ordered to give customers refunds or lower rates.Environmental groups in Virginia have generally supported greater development of offshore wind and have previously criticized Dominion, saying the company was moving too slowly.Sarah Rankin, The Associated Press read more

Final 622 WWE RAW rating number is down from last week

first_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership goes up, WWE remains at the No. 1 spot on Tuesday Facebook Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Twitter The 6/22 WWE RAW drew a final 2.63 cable rating with an average of 3.67 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.59 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.61 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.81 million viewers.This is down from last week’s show that drew a 2.83 rating with 4.12 million viewers.As reported earlier, RAW tied for No. 2 for the night on cable.Source:, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Velvet Sky Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisiscenter_img WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Now Playing Up Next Khloe Kardashian wanted therapy with Tristan Thompson WhatsApp Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Now Playing Up Next Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot)last_img read more

Paul Heyman talks with Brock Lesnar about his return to the UFC

first_img Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Now Playing Up Next Facebook Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Videos Articles WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Google+ 2018.05.08 Tenacious D Videos Articles Videos Articles Bobby Lashley Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa Now Playing Up Next Paul Heyman Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar Will Wrestle At SummerSlam Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Twitter Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWill Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Paul Heyman has posted an interview with Brock Lesnar as part of his Heyman Hustle series discussing his return to the UFC at UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas.Lesnar talks at length about his decision to return to Mixed Martial Arts and how this may be the healthiest he has ever been competing for the UFC.You can check out the full interview below courtesy of the Heyman Hustle. Now Playing Up Next Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Torontolast_img read more

Move in day for new Wounded Warrior Home

first_imgMove in day for new Wounded Warrior Home May 19, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDani Ruberti was live with Mia Roseberry, founder of Wounded Warrior Homes, to look at the newest home built for veterans.For more information on Wounded Warrior Homes: center_img Posted: May 19, 2018 , last_img read more

Business execs set Fly In at Pearson

first_imgAbout a dozen VIPs from around the country and abroad will be feted at a Vancouver dinner later this month, with private pilots flying in to greet them. Despite the high visibility of the Pearson Field gathering, which will include 200 other guests, the weekend visitors with impressive business credentials will keep a low profile. Their hosts assume that these investors and top-level corporate leaders would prefer anonymity as they check out the metro area’s potential as a place to do business.The business executive Fly In will take place Sept. 23-25, and the economic development organization Greater Portland Inc. expects a dozen or more top business executives to check out the region’s business opportunities. Beyond a small number of events such as the Pearson Field dinner, tours and activities will be personalized by local executives, who are acting as hosts to the high-level guests, says Susan Bladholm, the economic development organizations’s marketing vice president. Those committed so far are from the high-tech, software, green construction, solar, and venture capital industries. They’re coming both from the United States and Asia, Bladholm says.Ron Arp, a Clark County public affairs consultant also working on the event, says the Fly In is unusual in its ambition. It’s typical to invite business prospects one or two at a time rather than as a group, he says.last_img read more

31 of employers are aware of the new taxfree childcare scheme

first_imgLess than a third (31%) of employer respondents are aware of the new tax-free childcare scheme due to come into effect from early 2017, according to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).Its Labour market outlook: focus on working parents report, which surveyed 1,050 senior HR professionals, also found that 21% of respondents have received requests from male employees to take shared parental leave since April 2015, and 19% do not know if their organisation has received any requests.The research also found:30% of respondents report that their organisation proactively promotes flexible-working options to employees who have caring responsibilities.68% of respondents believe that the participation rate of women with young children at work would improve if the free childcare that is provided for three and four year-olds was also available for children up to two years old.27% of respondents believe that extending shared parental leave to grandparents is a positive step, and 11% of respondents feel employers need more time to get accustomed to managing shared parental leave for parents before extending it to grandparents.25% of respondents think shared parental leave for mothers and fathers is a good idea but extending it to grandparents is a step too far, and 21% believe extending shared parental leave to grandparents is a good idea in principle but will create a considerable administrative burden in practice.4% of employers plan to enhance their maternity pay policy over the next two years, 67% will make no changes, and 28% do not yet know.7% of respondents intend to enhance their paternity pay policy in the next two years, 62% will make no changes, and 30% are not yet sure.56% of respondents who work for organisations with at least one new father eligible for shared parental leave say no new fathers have taken it up, and 39% report that between 1% and 20% of eligible employees have taken it up.67% of respondents with at least one new mother eligible for shared parental report that none have taken it up, and 23% report that between 1% and 20% of eligible employees have taken it up.Rachel Suff, employment relations adviser at the CIPD, said: “Shared parental leave was a milestone for gender equality when it was introduced last year. However, the complexity of the rules and the financial gap between statutory maternity pay and statutory shared parental pay in the early weeks are clearly outweighing these positives in reality. Government needs to look at what at what steps can be taken to ensure shared parental leave can bring a step change on the ground in the UK.“At a time of greater economic and labour market uncertainty, we need a national childcare strategy developed by government in collaboration with employers, so that parents with younger children have better opportunities to return to work after having a baby. Employers need to review their support for carers, before they lose valuable talent from across their workforce.”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for May 5 Suspected Drunk Driver Hit Run Mulch Fire

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, May 5, 2018:Tewksbury Police asked Wilmington Police to help look for a Wilmington resident involved in an incident at Maverick’s Bar & Grill in Tewksbury. Tewksbury Police eventually located the resident. (12:22am)An Oakdale Road resident turned in bullets to police. (8:09am)A caller reported that when a driver got into his truck, beer cans fell out and he could smell a strong odor of alcohol. Police were unable to locate vehicle. (10:06am)Police assisted the Fire Department with a mulch fire on Andover Street. (1:30pm)A hit and run, causing minor vehicle damage, took place in the lot behind the Public Safety Building. (5:54pm)A caller reported that while stopped on a red light on Route 62, a vehicle pulled up next to her and the driver said, “watch out next time.” Driver drove into North Reading. Police transferred caller to North Reading police. (8:57pm)Police were out with an individual sleeping in a vehicle in the Windsor Place parking lot. Party said he pulled over to use his phone and fell asleep. A field sobriety test was conducted and driver was sent on his way. (10:13pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Apple customers spend more on apps than Googles

first_img reading • App Store publishers pull in more cash from Apple than Google Play, report says Despite its publishers pulling in more, Apple was sued this month by a California-based app developer over its App Store fees.Donald R. Cameron and Pure Sweat Basketball filed a complaint against Apple in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Apple conducts anticompetitive practices in its App Store, including a 30% commission rate, minimum pricing mandates and a $99 annual developer fee.”Apple blatantly abuses its market power to the detriment of developers, who are forced to use the only platform available to them to sell their iOS app,” Steve Berman, the attorney representing the proposed class of developers, said in a press release June 4. “In a competitive landscape, this simply would not happen.” Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Apple app consumers are outspending their Google counterparts. Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images Apple’s top app publishers are making around 64% more in gross income than those on Google Play, according to mobile app analytics firm Sensor Tower. During the first quarter of 2019, the report said the top 100 App Store publishers made $83.8 million in average gross income, while Google Play’s top publishers saw around $51 million.People are continuing to spend more money on apps, too. Consumers spent $130 million during the quarter, compared with $33.9 million during the same quarter five years ago. Since 2014, Google Play has seen consumer spending rise 289%, while the Apple App Store has seen it grow by 291%, Sensor Tower said.average-revenue-app-publishers Sensor Tower App Store publishers made even more when it came to non-gaming apps, out-earning their Google Play counterparts threefold, the report shows. People spent $23 million on non-gaming apps via Apple last quarter, and only $7 million on Google Play.When it comes to gaming apps, Sensor Tower said the disparity is a little smaller, with App Store consumers spending $70 million and Google Play consumers spending $48 million in the quarter.”The difference in average spending between the App Store and Google Play was closest here — but still greatly in favor of Apple,” Sensor Tower said. Apple Google Play app award winners revealed ahead of I/O Apple Watch getting its own App Store Mobile Applications Mobile Apps Phones Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Google Play Apple Tagscenter_img See All Share your voice • More on App Store and Google Play Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 1 Commentlast_img read more

49 Voices Grant Deussing of Anchorage

first_imgThis week we’re hearing from Grant Deussing in Anchorage. Deussing is a graphic designer and student worker at UAA.Download AudioGrant Deussing of Anchorage (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)DEUSSING: My father was a principal that moved around often. I’ve lived in Galena, Nanwalek, Anchor Point, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Anderson Juneau. I also lived up in the Bush like Noatak and Noorvik. I’ve gotten every region in Alaska just about under my belt.The state nickname itself, the “Last Frontier”, I really like the fact that we haven’t become super populated with humans yet. It’s a very nice place. I really wanna keep it that way.Anchorage is the hub right now so I’m kinda like living in the city, but if I had money and a place of my own, I’d probably live out in the middle of nowhere and just be a hippie living off the land, sustaining myself.You know, people get their conceptions of Alaska based off movies like Snow Dogs and reading about like Antarctica, and they just correlate ‘snowy place’ and cold with Alaska. I’ll show them pictures of like Denali in the fall or summer and they’re like, “Oh my gosh! It’s green.” Or I’ll show them pictures of Anchorage, “Oh my gosh! Those aren’t pet polar bears that you ride around.” Yeah, it’s a Ford. Same thing. They’re synonymous.There’s obviously a bunch of misconceptions, but I keep it. I want to keep it the Last Frontier. It’s a little selfish of me to try to deter people from coming here, but hey.When I lived up in the Bush in Noatak, I decided to go on a week-long kayak trip with my father. Well above the Arctic Circle, in the middle of nowhere. We landed on a river bed. And right when we landed, there was a bear. And I was probably 10 or 11 at the time, and this bear bluff-charged me and my father and there was one other guy, my dad’s friend. So there’s three people in the middle of nowhere, and we’re getting bluff-charged by a bear the minute we land. So that was a reality check. Only in Alaska would you see this much wildlife and get charged by a bear. I mean, obviously, I would’ve taken the bear. But for the bear’s sake, it was only a bluff charge.You know, no matter how flat you make a pancake, it’s always got two sides. There are benefits to having more people here and there’s benefits to not. I’ve lived in cities and I’ve been to big cities like New York City, Philadelphia, areas like that. It just gets so congested with people. It really takes away from the environment. I don’t want Alaska to become just a memory.last_img read more

Alaska Marijuana Control Board nixes onsite consumption

first_img(Creative Commons photo illustration by Chuck Grimmett)The state’s Marijuana Control Board was set to regulate the consumption of marijuana at licensed retailers. If it had been approved, Alaska would have been the first state in the nation to allow on-site consumption.But that’s now moot.Listen nowA 3-2 majority voted Thursday (Feb. 2) to shelve the regulations after the control board’s staff said public notices contained errors and a decision would have to be postponed for at least another 30 days.Control Board member Mark Springer of Bethel said he worried how the feds would react to marijuana consumption in public. Pot remains illegal under federal law.“We don’t want to draw a whole lot of attention to what is going on in this state with marijuana,” Springer told fellow board members. “We don’t want a million people getting off a cruise ship in Juneau saying, ‘Oh yeah, it’s great. We’re going to go over a half-dozen stores and smoke marijuana,’ because it will draw a big spotlight on us.”The control board has received dozens of public comments — many of them negative — ahead of its third meeting where it considered the rules.Both Nicholas Miller of Anchorage and Brandon Emmett of Fairbanks — who are on the board as representatives of the industry — voted to keep the initiative alive.After the vote, business owners from Alaska’s fledgling legal marijuana industry said they were dismayed by the decision.Tara Bass is the owner of The Remedy Shoppe in Skagway, the state’s first licensed retail marijuana store. She said renovations had already been made in anticipation of the new rules.“They’re putting everybody in violation that’s gonna be here consuming and it’s sad,” Bass said. “We prepared it to be an outdoor consumption area so it would be plenty ventilated and it’s just interesting that they’re not giving people a place to go.”The Alaska Marijuana Industry Association had lobbied for a legal way for customers to consume on the premises. Executive Director Cary Carrigan said retail outlets will need to regroup and rethink their strategy before bringing the issue back to the board.“What I’m gonna do is push the membership to put forward solutions,” Carrigan said in an interview. “To not just say, ‘I want on-site consumption!’ How do you want it? And how are you going to accomplish that? And how do you make it so it’s not a health concern, so it’s not a public issue, so it’s not something that’s blowing smoke in everybody’s face, so to speak.”Voters in Alaska approved legalizing marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and over in 2014. But it’s fallen to the five-member Marijuana Control Board to write the regulations of how to manage lawful consumption in the state.last_img read more

Hard cash Tata Steel MD takes home Rs 817 crore in fiscal

first_imgRails ready for shipment are seen at the Tata Steel rails factory in Hayange, Eastern France, September 25, 2013. The factory was bought in 2007 by Tata Group. REUTERS/Vincent KesslerTata Steel Managing Director (India and South East Asia) T V Narendran took home a salary of Rs 8.17 crore in 2016-17, an increase of 11.87 per cent from Rs 7.3 crore in the previous year, news agency PTI said on Sunday, quoting from the company’s annual report.Group Executive Director (Finance, Corporate and Europe) Koushik Chatterjee’s remuneration for the last fiscal too increased by 10.06 per cent to Rs 8.09 crore from Rs 7.36 crore in 2015-16, it added.During the year, there has been no exceptional increase in remuneration for key managerial personnel (KMP), Tata Steel said in its Annual Report 2016-17.Non-executive directors Ishaat Hussain and D K Mehrotra received Rs 1.30 crore and Rs 75.20 lakh, respectively during the year.Company Secretary Parvatheesam K received a hike of 24.98 per cent with his remuneration rising to Rs 1.53 crore last fiscal, as compared to Rs 1.22 crore in the preceding fiscal.Tata Steel, which saw its net loss widen to Rs 4,168.57 crore last fiscal from Rs 497.09 crore in the previous year, said the average percentage increase in salary of its employees, excluding the KMPs, in 2016-17 was 6.60 per cent.Independent directors of the company, except for Nusli Wadia who was voted out from the board by shareholders in December last year, saw their remuneration rise between 6.28 per cent and 77.95 per cent.According to Tata Steel’s annual report, independent director Jacobus Schraven who retired in February, drew Rs 75.60 lakh, up 17.39 per cent.Subodh Bhargava, who also retired in March, received Rs 1.20 crore, an increase of 6.18 per cent, while Mallika Srinivasan’s remuneration jumped by 77.95 per cent to Rs 93.60 lakh, it added.Another independent director O P Bhatt had a remuneration of Rs 1.29 crore during the fiscal, up 16.44 per cent from the previous fiscal.Similarly, Andrew Robb had a remuneration of Rs 77.70 lakh, up 13.27 per cent the previous fiscal, the report said.The two had received Rs 1.17 crore and Rs 54.10 lakh respectively in the preceding fiscal.last_img read more

How to Create MobileFriendly Lead Generation Forms

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Customer onboarding is by far the most important goal of online presence. The problem is that when dealing with mobile traffic, you are limited to small screens and mobile device functionality. Creativity becomes necessary to get around the issue. You only have one chance to make a good impression, yet you have to get your message across.Related: 5 Ways to Be More Mobile-Friendly in 2017Why care?Mobile traffic is rapidly on the rise. A1QA claims that in 2014 the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the world’s overall population and estimates there will be 11.5 billion mobile devices by 2019. Marketing Land reports that mobile now represents 65 percent of all digital media time. Furthermore, by 2019, mobile advertising is estimated to represent 72 percent of all U.S. digital ad spending.According to Email Monday, mobile email opens have grown by 180 percent in the last three years. That being said, it’s no longer a case of asking whether mobile optimization is important. It’s clear that it is. The question is how to optimize for mobile devices to convert your mobile site visitors into buyers or subscribers.KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid.The first bit of advice is the most basic, and something that we should keep in mind in all steps of the mobile-friendly design process — keep things simple. Lead generation forms are already running the risk of being crowded and over stimulating. They can take focus from the general UI of the website or act against the intuitive nature of gesture movements and brand choices.When you have your first version, take some time to go through your lead generation form properly. Try and keep a fresh perspective, as though you were a user who had never seen it before. Do you find the form cumbersome? Does it look good and clean? Is the information well organized and easy to understand? Is there a step you wouldn’t have needed explained, or that was redundant?Simplify the forms based on these questions, until you have stripped it down to the minimum.Related: Goodbye, Forms, We’re Done Filling In Your BlanksAvoid being aggressive.Having too many sales prompts can really work against you. No one wants to be aggressively sold to. If you put in too many overlay purchase reminders, you are not likely to get those sales. The user will probably just leave and find an alternative that doesn’t invade their headspace.Keep in mind that pop-up calls-to-action may affect your mobile rankings too. Since January of this year, Google has been penalizing sites that use intrusive popup forms for mobile users.Opt-in forms that cover the main content, either immediately after the user navigates to a page from the search results or while they are looking through the page, have been defined as intrusive. Google doesn’t want to send mobile users to pages that provide a poor user experience.Use event triggering to serve your lead generation forms to people who kept browsing your website or asked for more information. Don’t serve aggressive calls-to-action immediately after a user lands on your web page.Use alternative calls-to-action.In many cases, you simply must have a form on a mobile devices, but a much more obvious call-to-action for a smart phone is “Call now.” Phones are made for calling, and that’s what many phone users will be more inclined to do.Use calls-to-action that encourage visitors to call instead of filling out a form. Don’t forget to make all phone numbers clickable on your site. This way you’ll make it easy for mobile users to perform an action and get in touch with your company. Here’s very clear instruction on how to create “Click to Call” call-to-action from Google.Related: 17 Essential Tools for Entrepreneurs Use tools.Here are some tools for better-performing mobile lead generation forms.Use Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test to run a quick preview of how your web page looks on mobile device. You’ll still need human testers to go through your website, but this tool gives a good starting point.Set up a business monitoring dashboard using a tool like Cyfe to monitor mobile traffic and conversions. Cyfe lets you import all types of Google Analytics stats (including conversion reports) as well as imports lead generation reports from Unbounce. You can then monitor all the reports from a single dashboard.Set up mobile-only lead generation forms using tools like Hellobar or Sumo.Are your lead generation forms perform well on mobile devices? It’s time to test! March 25, 2017 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

First Chrome extension with JavaScript Crypto Miner detected

first_imgFirst Chrome extension with JavaScript Crypto Miner detected by Martin Brinkmann on September 19, 2017 in Google Chrome – 41 commentsGoogle’s automatic verification system for Chrome extension uploads to the official Chrome Web Store is a wreck; less than a day after the Steam Inventory Helper incident, another Chrome extension was found to abuse user trust by using user systems for crypto currency mining.The most recent version of Steam Inventory Helper transfers any page a user visits in Chrome to a third-party server. The free browser extension SafeBrowse on the other hand runs a crypto mining module in the background while it is enabled in the browser and while the browser is open on the system.SafeBrowse’s main purpose is to skip forced intermediary advertising pages from services such as or Linkbucks.The most recent update of the browser extension includes a crypto miner that runs in the browser automatically. It uses the computer’s processing power — CPU — to mine cryptocurrency.Chrome users who have installed the browser extension may have noticed that CPU usage is going up whenever Chrome is open. Those with proper firewall protection may have noticed that connections are made to the domain quick look at the source code of the Chrome extension SafeBrowse confirms that connections are made to the site.The rise of in-browser crypto mining seems inevitable.  One of the longest standing torrent indexing sites, The Pirate Bay, was found to run a crypto miner on its website as well this month.Torrentfreak broke the story, and a quick analysis of the Pirate Bay’s code revealed that it too used the JavaScript miner provided by Coin Hive.Now it is the first Google Chrome extension that mines crypto currency while the extension is installed, and it seems likely that it won’t be the only one that will make use of such an option.While there is nothing wrong with crypto mining in the browser, other than that it is highly ineffective as it relies solely on the processor, it becomes a huge issue if the mining is not user initiated but enforced automatically either on visit or when an extension is installed.The first anti-mining browser extension was released recently. No Coin is designed to block known mining domains, but it may not work properly if the mining comes from an extension and not from a website.Anyway, if you have installed SafeBrowse for Chrome, it is probably a good idea to uninstall the browser extension at this point in time.Google needs to change its stance on the store’s verification process for new extensions and extension updates. Mozilla, a much smaller organization, does this a lot better as it has a manual review policy in place for all new and updated Firefox extensions.SummaryArticle NameFirst Chrome extension with JavaScript Crypto Miner detectedDescriptionThe free browser extension SafeBrowse runs a crypto mining module in the background while it is enabled in the browser and while the browser is open on the system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Guatemala president faces mounting pressure in scandal

first_imgThe protest march was led by university students, but drew a broad cross-section of Guatemalan society.Even fast-food restaurants joined in — McDonald’s and Domino’s Pizza shut so their employees could march.“All our restaurants will remain closed. We are joining in the change reshaping our country,” said a message posted to the Twitter account of McDonald’s Guatemala.“This is a historic march. The president is a coward who no longer represents national unity,” said student Iván Castillo.The Guatemalan Comptroller General’s office said it would allow employees to leave work for the march.It urged Pérez Molina to step down, saying he must go “to preserve the peace in Guatemala in the face of demands from diverse sectors of the population.”That came hours after the Public Prosecutor’s Office called on him to resign “to stave off the inability to govern that national instability could cause.”Elsewhere in Guatemala, protesters blocked highways with picket lines, shutting down at least 10 major roads in the north and west of the country.Graft hotlineThe scandal was first uncovered by a United Nations commission set up to investigate high-level corruption in the Central American country.U.N. investigators say Pérez Molina, ex-vice president Roxana Baldetti and a raft of other top officials operated a scheme in which businesses paid bribes to clear their imports through customs at a fraction of the actual tax rate.The scandal has been dubbed “La Línea,” for the hotline investigators say importers would call to access corrupt officials.Baldetti, who resigned in May, has been arrested and charged with siphoning off some $3.8 million between May 2014 and April 2015.A judge ruled Wednesday that she must remain in jail pending trial.The probe has also netted the head of Guatemala’s Tax Administration, his predecessor and several dozen other agency officials.The heads of the central bank and Social Security Administration were also arrested in May over a separate corruption case uncovered by the U.N. commission.The scandal has prompted an exodus from Pérez Molina’s Cabinet as ministers seek to distance themselves from the president.Six of his 14 ministers have resigned in recent days, along with several other top officials.Pérez Molina has not been seen in public for five days.With many Guatemalans exasperated with their political leaders, some have called to postpone the elections until sweeping reforms are implemented in the country of 15 million people, 53.7 percent of whom live in poverty. Facebook Comments GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Guatemala’s Congress launched an investigative committee Thursday to consider revoking President Otto Pérez Molina’s immunity, as thousands of protesters called on him to resign over a swirling corruption scandal.Pérez Molina has been left increasingly isolated since U.N. investigators accused him of running a massive fraud scheme at the national customs service, a scandal that has already felled his former vice president and caused nearly half his Cabinet to resign in protest.Shouting “Resign now!” thousands of Guatemalans took to the streets in the capital in a show of outrage at the conservative president, 10 days from elections to choose his successor.The 64-year-old retired general, in office since 2012, cannot run for re-election under the Guatemalan Constitution.He has apologized for the fact the graft happened on his watch, but denies involvement and has rejected calls to resign before his term ends in January.Carrying signs with messages like “Otto the Thief” and “Corruption is sucking our lifeblood,” protesters vented their anger against the entire political establishment, after weeks of increasingly disturbing allegations of high-level graft.Read all The Tico Times’ coverage of the recent turmoil in GuatemalaThe five-member Congressional committee considering lifting Perez’s presidential immunity, which was chosen by lots, comprises three opposition lawmakers and two from Pérez Molina’s coalition.It was formed after the Supreme Court gave the green light to prosecutors’ request for impeachment proceedings.The committee has 60 days to make a recommendation to the full chamber on revoking his immunity, which would require the backing of at least 105 of the 148 lawmakers.A similar vote failed earlier this month — but that was before Pérez Molina had been formally accused of involvement in the corruption.Even McDonald’s joins in Related posts:In Guatemala, Pérez Molina claims US conspiracy behind corruption prosecution In Guatemala, anti-establishment presidential candidate benefits from corruption scandals Guatemalan legislative commission recommends lifting President Pérez Molina’s immunity Guatemala top prosecutor Thelma Aldana speaks out against corruption and impunitycenter_img McDonald’s apoya a Guatemala y cierra sus restaurantes el día de hoy.— McDonald’s Guatemala (@McGuate) August 27, 2015last_img read more

Jet Airways Bangkok Airways signs new code share agreement

first_imgJet Airways has continued to expand in Southeast Asia, by signing a new code share partnership with Bangkok Airways. Jet and Bangkok Airways will jointly market and sell each other’s flights between Mumbai and Bangkok, under this new arrangement.Raj Sivakumar, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways stated, “Established as the second largest economy in Southeast Asia, Thailand has seen exponential growth in trade and tourism, attracting travellers from across the world including India. These code share flights will offer wider and convenient travel options to our esteemed guests travelling between India and Bangkok for business and leisure. This new partnership reinforces our commitment towards developing a robust network across regions.”Peter Wiesner, Bangkok Airways Senior Vice President – Network Management said, “The code share services will allow customers to have better frequency to connect to Bangkok. We believe this partnership will offer a unique advantage for Jet Airways’ passengers who will enjoy our unparalleled services which include: free lounge access, in-flight meal and many more. I am confident that this will also strengthen Bangkok Airways’ extensive code share scheme of 17 code share partners including Jet Airways.”The partnership with Bangkok Airways comes just a week after Jet expanded its code share agreements with two other Southeast Asian carriers, Garuda Indonesia and Vietnam Airlines.last_img read more

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first_img July 29, 2019 by Beth Here’s How You Can Make A Difference The Next Time You Visit This Iconic Mountain Town One of the very best parts of traveling to new destinations is the opportunity to appreciate the landscape. And yet, some forms of travel can actually harm the environment if people aren’t mindful of their impact. Fortunately, thanks to the organization called Pledge For The Wild, travelers can make a big difference at a low cost. Tan Yilmaz / Getty Images Pledge For The Wild, also known as Pledge Wild, is a group of beloved mountain towns in the west that are committed to preserving their natural landscapes. These collective efforts will not only increase conservation but the understanding that the natural habitat is in need of protection. Christian Heeb / Getty Images Pledge Wild encourages visitors to donate $1 per hour spent outside to the environmental nonprofit of their choosing. If you’re looking for ideas, the website lists a few organizations they love. Click here to learn more about this incredible campaign.Have you visited Bend, Oregon recently? We’d love to hear about your experience there! Jeffrey Murray / Getty Images The campaign encourages visitors to Bend, Oregon, as well as Bozeman, Montana; and South Lake Tahoe, California to donate just $1 per hour they spend outdoors. Posted in Travel News last_img read more

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