Canadian media personality Mike Bullard is seen in this undated photo. (Mike Bullard / Facebook) Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Comedian Mike Bullard facing three new chargesThree new charges have been laid against Toronto comedian Mike Bullard who has faced past allegations of stalking and harassment.Toronto Police arrested the former talk show host on Wednesday, laying breach of recognizance and attempt to obstruct justice charges. Police declined to elaborate on the nature or circumstances of the charges. READ MORE Police arrest comedian Mike Bullard and lay 3 new charges against himComedian Mike Bullard’s legal troubles worsened this week after Toronto police laid three new charges against him.The former TV and radio talk show host was arrested and charged Wednesday with two counts of fail to comply with previous bail conditions and attempt to obstruct justice.A bail hearing was held Thursday at the College Park courthouse where Ontario Court Justice William Wolski released Bullard on $10,000 bail. READ MORE
Tennis fans were disappointed this weekend when Serena Williams backed out of the Italian Open before her semifinal match. Clay has perennially been her worst surface. Williams said backing out was the best way to prevent any further injuries—just before the summer stretch of the French Open, Wimbledone and the U.S. Open—after she had been complaining about pains in her lower back.“I [felt] a little bit of ache and pain and don’t want to go out there and start compensating and eventually hurt something else,” Serena told reporters.Serena’s withdrawal means that Li Na, the reigning French Open champion, will automatically advance to the finals in Rome.According to Williams this isn’t the first time her back has been a problem since she began playing in the Italian Open. Earlier this week she was reported saying, “It was feeling a little stiff and I don’t think this is the right moment to force [it]. I just want to relax and get ready for the next few months.” The decision has put an end to Serena’s streak of 17 consecutive victories. According to ESPN, several other players are nursing injuries as well, but there is no word out yet on whether there will be more withdrawals from the Italian Open.“Everyone. I’m sooooo sad and sorry I had to pull out of what has become my favorite tournament in Rome,” Serena tweeted. “Everyone has become so nice here in Rome and the tournament director is amazing. I will be here next year for sure.”Li Na will go on to compete with Maria Sharapova, the defending champion of the Rome Final, or Angelique Kerber of Germany.
#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 28, 2016 – Former PNP Leader, former Chief Minister and PNP Opposition Leader in the House of Assembly, Hon Charles Washington Misick has issued statement on the holiday season, reminding that it is a time and opportunity of great reflection and introspection. The all island elected member said, and I quote… “ Reflect on the events of the last twelve months and how it has shaped the lives of us all. In that regard we have much to be thankful for as our beloved Turks and Caicos continues to prosper, and be peaceful albeit new concerns about increased crime. Introspective as we look-back over our own behaviour and actions to discover consistencies and contradictions regarding our calling to ‘Love mercy and do justly’ and to walk in humility before our God.” Hon Misick expounds by saying that , “as we face a new year, we will continue to experience triumphs and despair at the personal and national level, and that in it, we must resolve to summon the courage to face these, girded in the faith of our fathers pledging our commitment first to God and our loyalty to country above self and all others.” You can read the full message at MagneticMediaTV.com. Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo
Tags McLaren Preview • 2019 McLaren Senna: Refined brutality Car Culture 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More about 2019 McLaren Senna Share your voice 81 Photos 0 Post a comment 2019 McLaren Senna: A 789-horsepower race car for the road More From Roadshow Finally, a McLaren that I can afford. Lego Not all of us can afford a genuine, 789-horsepower McLaren Senna — and after all, each of the 500 copies has already been sold. But for just one 50,000th of the price, you can get a 5-inch-long recreation in the form of the new Lego Speed Champions Senna set.Where the genuine McLaren Senna requires about 300 hours of labor to assemble by hand, the Lego version apparently takes a lot less time, with the set consisting of just 219 pieces. The Senna’s shape has been faithfully recreated, with details like its roof snorkel, massive rear wing and striking, aerodynamically optimized nose all produced in plastic bricks. The paint scheme is a menacing Victory Grey with orange accents. There are different wheel designs, in case you want to change up the car’s look, and the Senna’s clear windshield can be removed.The rear wing, diffuser, taillights and other details are all recreated on the scaled-down Lego Senna. McLaren The included minifigure wears a McLaren racing suit with Pirelli sponsorship branding. Also included is a wind-tunnel fan, a reference to the Senna’s incredible aerodynamic performance that yields 1,764 pounds of downforce. Sadly, unlike the genuine article, the Lego model does not include a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine, so it’s unlikely that the model car will be able to rocket to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds.McLaren has previously teamed up with Lego to offer Speed Champions versions of the P1 and 720s, both of which the carmaker says sold out quickly. The Senna set is on sale now for $15. Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the services featured on this page McLaren Lego
Image released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department of Marilou Danley in connection to a shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. Photo: ReutersThe investigation into the motives of a Las Vegas retiree who killed 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern US history turned on Tuesday to the gunman’s girlfriend in the Philippines, where she turned up after the massacre, authorities said.Stephen Paddock, who killed himself moments before police stormed the hotel suite he had transformed into a sniper’s nest on Sunday night, left no clear clues as to why he staged his attack on an outdoor concert below the high-rise building.But law enforcement authorities were hoping to obtain some answers from a woman identified as Paddock’s live-in companion, Marilou Danley, who Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said was a “person of interest” in the investigation.Lombardo, who said on Monday Danley was believed to be in Tokyo, told reporters on Tuesday she had been located in the Philippines and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in the process of trying to bring her back to the United States.“We are in conversations with her,” he told an afternoon news briefing. He reiterated police had no other suspects in the shooting itself.Danley, an Australian citizen reported to have been born in the Philippines, had been sharing Paddock’s condo at a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada, about 90 miles (145 km) northeast of Las Vegas, according to police and public records.Investigators were examining a $100,000 wire transfer Paddock, 64, sent to an account in the Philippines that “appears to have been intended” for Danley, a senior US homeland security official told Reuters on Tuesday.The official, who has been briefed regularly on the probe but spoke on condition of anonymity, said the working assumption of investigators was that the money was intended as a form of life insurance payment for Danley.The official said US authorities were eager to question Danley, who described herself on social media websites as a “casino professional,” mother and grandmother, about whether Paddock encouraged her to leave the United States before he went on his rampage.The official said investigators had also uncovered evidence that Paddock may have rehearsed his plans at other venues before ultimately carrying out his attack on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from the 32nd floor suite of the Mandalay Bay hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.ARSENAL RECOVEREDFresh details about the massacre and the arsenal Paddock amassed emerged on Tuesday.Police said Paddock strafed the concert crowd with bullets for nine to 11 minutes before taking his own life, and had set up cameras inside and outside his hotel suite so he could see police as they closed in on his location.A total of 47 firearms were recovered from three locations searched by investigators – Paddock’s hotel suite, his home in Mesquite, and another property associated with him in Reno, Nevada, according to Jill Snyder, special agent for the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).Snyder said 12 of the guns found in the hotel room were fitted with so-called bump-stock devices that allow the guns to be fired virtually as automatic weapons. The devices are legal under US law, even though fully automatic weapons are for the most part banned.The rifles, shotguns and pistols were purchased in four states – Nevada, Utah, California and Texas – Snyder told reporters at an evening news conference.A search of Paddock’s car turned up a supply of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer that can be formed into explosives and was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of a federal office building that killed 168 people, Lombardo said earlier.Police also confirmed that photos widely published online showing the gunman’s body, his hands in gloves, lying on the floor beside two firearms and spent shell casings, were authentic crime-scene images obtained by media outlets. An internal investigation was under way to determine how they were leaked.Video footage of the shooting spree on Sunday night caught by those on the ground showed throngs of people screaming in horror, some crouching in the open for cover, hemmed in by fellow concert-goers, and others running for cover as extended bursts of gunfire rained onto the crowd of some 20,000.Police had put the death toll at 59 earlier on Tuesday, not including the gunman. However, the coroner’s office revised the confirmed tally to 58 dead, plus Paddock, on Tuesday night.More than 500 people were injured, some trampled in the pandemonium. At least 20 of the survivors admitted to one of several hospitals in the area, University Medical Center, remained in critical condition on Tuesday, doctors said.The union representing firefighters disclosed that a dozen off-duty firefighters who were attending the music festival were shot while trying to render aid to other spectators, two of them while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on victims.“This is a true feat of heroism on their part,” said Ray Rahne of the International Association of Fire Fighters.WHAT DROVE GUNMAN?But the central, unanswered question to the bloodshed was what drove the gunman’s actions.Federal, state and local investigators have found no evidence that Paddock had even incidental contacts with foreign or domestic extremist groups, and reviews of his history showed no underlying pattern of criminal behavior or hate speech, the homeland security official said.While investigators had not ruled out the possibility of mental illness or some form of brain injury, “there’s no evidence of that, either,” the official said.Paddock’s brother, Eric, has said he was mystified by the attack.“It just makes less sense the more we use any kind of reason to figure it out,” Eric Paddock said in a text message on Tuesday. “I will bet any amount of money that they will not find any link to anything … he did this completely by himself.”He said the family did not plan to hold a funeral for his brother, who was not religious, saying it could attract unwanted attention. He described his brother as a financially well-off enthusiast of video poker and cruises, with no history of mental health issues.President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that Paddock had been “a sick man, a demented man.”GUN DEBATE STIRREDThe attack stirred the fractious debate about gun ownership in the United States, which is protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution, and about how much that right should be subject to controls.Sunday’s shooting followed the massacre of 26 young children and educators in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, and the slaying of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando last year.The latter attack was previously the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.Democrats reiterated what is generally the party’s stance, that legislative action is needed to reduce mass shootings. Republicans, who control the White House and both chambers of Congress, argue restrictions on lawful gun ownership cannot deter criminal behavior.“We’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by,” said Trump, who strongly supported gun rights during his presidential campaign.Paddock seemed unlike the troubled, angry young men who experts said have come to embody the mass-shooter profile in the United States.Public records on Paddock point to an itinerant existence across the US West and Southeast, including stints as an apartment manager and aerospace industry worker. He appeared to be settling in to a quiet life when he bought a home in a Nevada retirement community a few years ago.
India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy when they square off against Australia in the third Test of the four-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday.Having lost the first two Tests, India would be aware that another loss would help Australia reclaim the coveted trophy they are competing for.But despite the ominous stare at another humiliation and the lopsidedness of the contest that the 2-0 scoreline suggests, it hasn’t been all too easy for the hosts. On the contrary, the series has seen an intriguing contest. The Adelaide Test produced a compelling battle on the backdrop of utmost grief and sadness following the untimely death of Phillip Hughes. Brisbane was an extension of that competitiveness. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaFor Australia, it’s simply a matter of producing more of the same at Melbourne despite having to rejig the winning combination due to the absence of the injured Mitchell Marsh. The 25-year-old Joe Burns will take his place, as is fit-again pacer Ryan Harris instead of Michell Starc.Australian skipper Steven Smith on Thursday cleverly intensified the mind games, saying that India are “whingeing and complaining among themselves”, turning the focus towards the visitors’ on the question of sledging. Also Read – Endeavour is to facilitate smooth transition: Shastri“At the moment, the Indians are doing that themselves. They’re doing a lot of whingeing and complaining among themselves. They’re doing it all for us. Hopefully that can hinder them this week,” he said.India though have more pressing issues to address, beginning with the form of opener Shikhar Dhawan and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma, whose only ‘contribution’ so far has been to fire up opponent pacer Mitchell Johnson with some unsolicitated sledging. He seemed clueless in the middle, a far cry from his record-breaking One-Day International (ODI) knock of 264 at the flat track of Eden Gardens. DhawanÂ’s tour has taken a similar route, with no worthwhile contribution with the bat. But more alarming is the shambolic way in which his arm injury of a spurred up Johnson delivery was handled, giving birth to a petty controversy that threatens to unsettle the team, as a fallout of the usually astute skipper’s surprising ‘unrest’ comment.Dhoni was quick to downplay the effects of his revealing comment, saying reports of a dressing room disquiet were “made up stories”, also defending his team’s ploy of sustained chattering on the field.“There haven’t been any formal complaints from our side so far. If I respond to that, it won’t be an adequate response. I feel a bit of chirping is good on the field. That’s what makes cricket interesting. If the guidelines are followed, I’m not really bothered. The chirping has nothing to do with our performance.”India failed to grab the initiative at the Gabba when Australia were 247 for six, and allowed the tail to wag doggedly, missing a wonderful opportunity to set Australia a more imposing fourth innings target. That should be more painful than the defeat, as they did all the hard work diligently to show that Australia are vulnerable if subjected to pressure.
May 10, 2016 4 min read A data breach can happen to any organization, and it’s a growing concern among companies both large and small. According to this cyberattack infographic, an IBM study revealed that the average consolidated cost of a data breach is approximately $3.8 million, a 23 percent increase from 2013. According to that same graphic, the Identity Theft Resource Center found that approximately 22 percent of breaches are due to insider theft, and 12 percent are simply a matter of accidental exposure.You can keep your company and your employees safe from these dangerous data breaches by ensuring that employees are aware of a few tried-and-true data security best practices. Here are some of the most important ones: Related: 8 mostly free best practices for Tightening Internal Data Security1. Practice good access control.Without good access control protocols, company information remains at risk. Each organization should have a firm policy on password strength and password update policies. Convey the importance of keeping those passwords private, and make sure your employees adhere to minimum password requirements.Employees should also lock their computers when they are away from their desks. If you have employees accessing your network remotely, make sure that you know exactly when they are doing so, and why.2. Avoid scams.A good email filter may be the first defense against phishing scams, but it should not be the last. Educate employees on what phishy emails look like, and make sure they know which ones to avoid opening. Remind employees to never open attachments from unknown senders and to never provide sensitive business data to unfamiliar individuals outside the company. Spell out what information is and is not acceptable to divulge over the phone, in an email, or in-person to those of unfamiliar status within the organization and outside the company.Related: Protecting Your Business From the Phishing Scam3. Implement hardware and software restrictions.It’s important to place limitations on the types of installations and downloads that employees are allowed to perform on company computers. Employees should not be allowed to install or download any software on company technology that is not previously reviewed and authorized. Explain to your employees the importance of avoiding freeware and shareware and how this type of software can become a threat. What may appear to be an innocuous download for work purposes can easily introduce a virus to your network and expose sensitive business data.Related: How to Create Security Awareness at Your Company4. Manage mobile devices.Mobile devices pose additional risks, as data can be easily exposed outside of the office. Off-site devices can be subject to mobile malware, eavesdropping, unauthorized access, theft and loss. Set expectations with employees as to their mobile conduct when accessing company data while on the road. If you allow employees to connect personal mobile devices to company Wi-Fi connections, make sure those connections are separate from the general organization network.Almost half of American companies experienced some sort of data breach of in 2013. It doesn’t take an expert hacker to view, take possession of, or exploit personal, intellectual or financial data. In fact, according to a Forrester Research report, most mobile data breaches are caused by employee negligence.Security training can be a challenge without explaining the importance of security measures and adequately communicating how these measures effect the company and the employee. By implementing a few best practices and making sure that data security is of principal concern to everyone within your organization, you can keep your employees educated and your sensitive company data safe from prying eyes. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » 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.
Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Listen Now If you want your business to take off and scale, you need to embrace data from day one. Scratch that: Don’t merely embrace data. Put a ring on it and shout a resounding, “I do!”Here’s why: As the landscape grows increasingly more data-centric, it’s better to become data-savvy from the get-go. Think about it: The fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach might work early on because of your great instincts; but what happens when you have to train a sales team? Can you systematically give team members the instincts or judgment that you’ve spent decades honing? That might work in some cases, but it isn’t exactly repeatable or consistent from person-to-person. Simply put, it’s not an effective long-term strategy.Ultimately, at some point, you’ll need to create a systematic approach to marketing and sales. Would you rather do that right at the beginning of your business so you can grow seamlessly, or would you rather try it later on, when your overhead is higher, and you’re already juggling 20 different priorities? The answer should be pretty clear.One strong solution: a predictive analytics system that actually works. It’s data-driven and based on a number of factors, so there’s a consistent, repeatable way for your business to identify the best leads to pursue. That’s where predictive marketing technologies come in, and can shave years off your development curve. Here’s how the process looks.1. Start with what you know — intent.Has a customer been to your website? Has he or she clicked on an email marketing campaign? Start with the information you know, and make sure you use it. Too many companies have tons of great information kicking around on some CRM software that they aren’t using properly. Instead, use all of that information with the intention of creating a score for a lead — a single number that makes it easier than looking up all the information separately.YouEarnedIt, a peer-to-peer employee engagement company, offers a vast library of educational content. That content doesn’t simply exist to inform an audience; it also informs them.Using HubSpot, YouEarnedIt’s marketing team is able to track visitors from their origination point to the website, building individual profiles of the ebooks, whitepapers, webinars and blog posts they interact with. This system allows the sales team to form a unique understanding of each lead’s intent through specific areas and topics of interest, as well as the lead’s company profile, in one streamlined system. That in turn lends itself to a more effective and informed sales approach.Related: 4 Marketing Analytics Tools That Are Shaping the Industry2. Sprinkle in a little bit of what you don’t know: predictive analytics.Depending on whom you’re working with, you could even end up with data beyond where you started. Take Mintigo as an example. When scoring leads, that company also relies on big data of its own — meaning, financials — to understand how much a business is spending on Google AdWords, staff, hiring, etc. This kind of data will allow your company to dial things in that much more tightly, and fill in the gaps in your own approach.Bombora is a B2B data analytics company that pulls from a cooperative of partners, including news and commerce sites, and provides data related to a potential lead’s company size and revenue, functional area, industry, professional group and seniority. Advertisers and agencies are then armed with data from outside of their owned channels that is predictive of purchase and paints a clearer path to their specific needs and intentions.Related: What My Nocturnal Toddler Can Teach Us About the ‘Internet of Things’3. Target accounts and score the leads with account-based marketing (ABM).ABM is where the magic happens, and this is why it’s incredibly important to find out how your leads are being scored. Many software packages have a closed system, meaning it inputs data and churns out lead scores.While this is certainly better than nothing, it’s not ultimately what you want.What data is behind the selection of accounts for ABM and lead-scoring models? You want to know how accounts are being selected, and leads are being scored, to make sure that the system actually works. By knowing the why behind the machine-learning models, you can target your segments, content, campaigns and even conversations with prospects to increase effectiveness and customer satisfaction.This is the part where you can input all those instincts and wisdom and experience you’ve gained. Weigh key factors more strongly so you can get your team the best possible information to succeed. Think of it as copying your decision-making skills onto a computer so that your team can access those skills whenever they want without having to knock on your door to ask your opinion.Many of the skills needed to get an idea off the ground aren’t the same as those needed to scale a business from infancy to maturity.Related: Don’t Make These 3 Technology MistakesSo, in the end, you might have a great idea. You might be a fantastic marketer or salesperson by yourself. But, as you begin to add people to your team, you need to have systems in place that help your people think and work as effectively as if you were doing it yourself.That’s where a data strategy comes into play, and it’s really only one of a thousand ways to systematize your business to succeed, so you can spend time working on your business and not in it. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. September 7, 2016 How Success Happens 5 min read
Two days ago Apple revoked Facebook’s Developer Certificate that barred Facebook employees from using the early versions of Facebook apps such as Instagram and Messenger, and other day-to-day activities on their iPhones. However, yesterday Apple announced that it has restored Facebook’s enterprise certificates. A Facebook spokesperson told The Verge, “We have had our Enterprise Certification, which enables our internal employee applications, restored. We are in the process of getting our internal apps up and running. To be clear, this didn’t have an impact on our consumer-facing services.” Apple also blocked Google’s developer certificates after it got to know of a similar data-collection drill via Google’s Screenwise Meter app. Early versions of Google Maps, Hangouts, Gmail, and other pre-release beta apps stopped functioning. Also, employee-only apps such as the Gbus app for transportation and Google’s internal cafe app stopped working.. However, the Google services and apps were restored later yesterday. Google also announced that it had disabled the app a day before their certificates were blocked. Prior to revoking Facebook’s Developer Certificates, Apple had warned in a statement, “any developer using their enterprise certificates to distribute apps to consumers will have their certificates revoked.” Alex Fajkowski, an iOS developer, discovered that other companies including Amazon, DoorDash, and Sonos all distribute beta versions of their apps to non-employees. Following this, “Apple may be forced to take action against these apps, or to even revamp its entire enterprise program in the future”, The Verge reports. Read more about this news on The Verge. Read Next Firefox now comes with a Facebook Container extension to prevent Facebook from tracking user’s web activity Facebook researchers show random methods without any training can outperform modern sentence embeddings models for sentence classification Stanford experiment results on how deactivating Facebook affects social welfare measures
Share Tags: LOL << Previous PostNext Post >> DUBAI — A gas leak led to the emergency landing of a Transavia Airlines last week. But in a surprising – and hilarious – turn of events, the leak wasn’t coming from the plane but rather from an unsuspecting elderly man.While flying on Flight HV6902 from Dubai to Amsterdam, the flatulent man in question couldn’t help but release a few stink bombs, enraging two of his male seatmates who huffed and puffed through it all. They complained to the airline crew who reportedly did nothing to clear the air, and became increasingly aggressive until the pilot was forced to issue them a warning.The situation intensified, leading to a fight on the plane and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing at Vienna airport. There, police boarded the flight and removed the two men, along with two sisters who were sitting in the same row as unfortunate bystanders.The women, who are of Moroccan and Dutch descent, are now taking Transavia to court for racial profiling.More news: Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?“We had nothing to do with the whole disturbance. We distance ourselves from that. The blunt attitude of the Transavia flight attendants was wrong from the start of the flight,” Nora Lachhab, 25, told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. “Do they sometimes thing that all Moroccans cause problems? That’s why we do not let it sit.”She added: “We had no idea who these boys were, we just had the bad luck to be in the same row and we didn’t do anything. All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up.”The budget airline claims the sisters were also involved in the fight and has since banned all four passengers from future flights. And the man who prompted the whole situation with his fart bombs? He got to stay on the flight.No reports whether he passed the remaining time to Amsterdam by passing gas, but the odds are good. Travelweek Group Posted by Man’s farting leads to mid-flight brawl and emergency landing Thursday, February 22, 2018