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first_imgWhere did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Mbala banners UAAP Season 79 top performers Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA View comments EDITORS’ PICK Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports NU Lady Bulldogs are the UAAP champions anew. Photo by Bong LozadaNational University completed its unblemished run to a third straight title, embarrassing De La Salle, 96-72, to sweep the championship round of the UAAP Season 79 women’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Lady Bulldogs are undefeated for three straight seasons, racking up an impressive 48 straight victories.ADVERTISEMENT Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “What makes this sweet is we’re 48-0 and we got the three-peat,” said Lady Bulldogs head coach Pat Aquino who is also the commander of Perlas Pilipinas. “I hope we can do that again, I’m just happy we got the third championship for NU.”Finals MVP Gemma Miranda led the Lady Bulldogs with 25 points and 13 rebounds while fellow outgoing senior Afril Bernardino added 18.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliJack Animam owned the paint for NU as she finished with 16 points and 18 rebounds.Snow Penaranda recorded a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Lady Green Archers.last_img read more

first_imgNorth Carolina has more solar capacity than any state in the country with the exception of California, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. But solar-energy advocates say it’s a power source that could “go dark” if a bill quickly advancing through the state Assembly becomes law.Called the “Competitive Energy Solutions for NC” bill, House Bill 589 claims to integrate renewable energy into the existing power grid. However, Rita Leadem, assistant director of the group NC Warn, said consumers need to read between the lines.“It opens the door for Duke Energy to attack net metering for rooftop solar customers,” she said, “including potentially adding fees or changing the rates that are paid to those customers for their electricity.”Net metering credits solar customers for the excess electricity they produce and add to the power grid. The legislation would change that, and limit the building of new solar arrays to periods when the existing power grid can’t keep up with demand. The state Senate is now considering the bill.Duke Energy, the state’s primary electricity provider, has claimed that solar farms are flooding the grid with power on sunny days. However, Leadem and others have said that instead of limiting solar growth, the state needs to update the power grid to keep up with newer, cleaner energy.“When that resource is rapidly decreasing in price every year, ” Leadem said, “why would we want to limit that potential for the clean, renewable resource and the jobs that it could create for this state?”North Carolina largely has benefited from a federal law passed in 1978 and known as the Public Utility Regulatory Policy, which required utilities to buy renewable power from independent producers if it costs no more than electricity from conventional power plants. This legislation would circumvent that law.The bill’s text is online at ncleg.net.last_img read more

first_imgHere’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Is your information architecture costing your e-commerce web shop millions in lost sales?Jun 2, 2017 by Trond LyngbøSolid information architecture is a key ingredient in any successful SEO program, as it can help or hinder search engine crawlers. Columnist Trond Lyngbø provides tips for e-commerce sites looking to optimize their site structure.Social bookmarking pioneer Delicious heads to the dead poolJun 2, 2017 by Matt McGeeRecently acquired by Pinboard, the site will stay online but will stop taking bookmarks on June 15.Don’t be tardy! Back-to-school searching starts in July — plan campaigns nowJun 2, 2017 by Purna VirjiIt’s not too early to start planning your back-to-school campaigns. Columnist Purna Virji from Bing suggests some ways to help you win over back-to-school searchers and stay a step ahead of the competition.The marketing career advice that no one gave meJun 2, 2017 by Travis CaldwellAccording to contributor Travis Caldwell, there are some things you just have to learn the hard way: If you’re not moving up, you’re moving back.Google confirms it will start blocking ‘annoying’ ads on Chrome next yearJun 2, 2017 by Ginny MarvinA new report will notify publishers when ads on their sites don’t meet the Better Ads Standards and enable them to take action before ads are blocked on their sites.Finally getting (Linked)In on the retargeting actionJun 2, 2017 by Laura CollinsLinkedIn’s official rollout of Matched Audiences in April highlighted new audience targeting options. Columnist Laura Collins explains why retargeting works and why advertisers should be taking advantage of the changes.AOL launches SDK-based header bidding for mobile appsJun 2, 2017 by Barry LevineThe company says this is the first such offering that lets apps readily jump on the header bidding bandwagon.The future (and present) of programmatic TVJun 2, 2017 by Grace KayeColumnist Grace Kaye takes a look at the current state of programmatic TV advertising and predicts what we can expect to see within the next few years.Report: Google’s Chrome ad blocker coming to both PC and mobile ‘within 6 months’Jun 1, 2017 by Greg SterlingAds on sites that don’t follow Coalition for Better Ads guidelines will be blocked.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:Business IssuesWill Pinterest’s Visual Search Efforts Benefit From a Touch of Bing?, AdweekContent Marketing5 Challenges That Come with Managing Content, CopyPressedAsk a Content Strategist: Does Thought Leadership Mean Anything to Regular People?, ContentlyWhich Industries Have the Best Content Marketing?, ContentlyCopywriting, Design & Usability3 Lesser Known Image Management Tips in WordPress, WPExplorer5 Popular Infographic Templates and Why They Work so Well, MarketingProfs8 Writing Lessons from Everybody Writes by Ann Handley, MarketoDomaining2017 New Domain Research & Tactics, The DomainsDomain-name registration problems are going to become a lot worse when we run out of names, QuartzOne Way I Come Up With Domain Name Ideas, Domain InvestingE-CommerceAmazon has quietly turned its mobile app into a weird and wonderful ecommerce arsenal, MashableReport: E-commerce fraud declining overall, but not for department stores, Retail DiveWal-Mart Asks Employees to Deliver Packages on Their Way Home, BloombergEmail Marketing50 summer subject lines + 3 tips for sunny copywriting, VerticalResponse BlogGeneral Internet MarketingAd fraud: a guide to detection and combat, 3Q DigitalDisruptive Marketing to Generation X, Y and Z Q&A, Bing AdsGen Z Power List: Meet the Brands, Platforms and Creators That Teens Love, AdweekHas Influencer Marketing Effectively Become Clickbait?, AdAgeHow Green is Your Marketing Strategy?, MarTech AdvisorThe Little-Known Personalization Strategy that’s Taking the Web By Storm (And How to Use It), Kiss MetricsThe New Revolution of Public Relations and Your Brand, CompukolWhich Digital Marketing Channels Deliver the Best ROI, MarketingProfsInternet Marketing IndustryIntermarkets Selected as Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2017, Market WiredMarTechHow Content Marketing Technology Can Solve Your Sales Enablement Woes, ContentlyIt’s Not You, It’s Me: When to Break Up with Your Marketing Automation, MarTech AdvisorVendors Need to Shape Up Because Publishers Don-t Need Ad Tech, MarTech AdvisorMobile/Local MarketingAre Website Builders the Next Big Growth Market in Local?, Street FightSocial MediaAll Your Snapchat Advertising Questions Answered, Content Marketing InstituteFacebook Introduces Developer Circles, Facebook for DevelopersFacebook reportedly has a teen-friendly chat app in the works, EngadgetMaster Instagram Stories With These Tips and Tricks, Wall Street JournalNow You Can Add a Top Hat or Puppy Ears to Your Instagram Photos and Videos, AdweekSandwich chain Potbelly is testing its Facebook ads to see if they make people happy, DigidaySnap’s Spectacles are now available in Europe, TechCrunchVideoHow to Add Live Video to Your Webinars – and Why It Works, MarTech AdvisorNo Matter How You Define It, Generation Z Can’t Live Without YouTube, Tubular InsightsPeriscope Users Can Now Connect to Their Facebook and Google Accounts, AdweekThe Freelancer’s Guide To (Finally) Tapping Into YouTube, Fast CompanyWill YouTube Live’s Streaming Video Growth Overtake Twitch?, MediaKixYour Content and Making Money from Advertising on YouTube, YouTube Creator BlogFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: Google ad-blocking news, LinkedIn’s Matched Audiences & more Posted on 3rd June 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Marketing Day: Google ad-blocking news, LinkedIn’s Matched Audiences & moreYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Google ad-blocking news, LinkedIn’s Matched Audiences & morelast_img read more

first_imgThe Virginia Supreme Court has held that the imposition of a Business, Professional, and Occupational License (BPOL) tax is unconstitutional as it applies to a duty-free retailer’s international export sales.The retailer sells duty-free merchandise at Dulles Airport in Loudoun County, where it operates several stores. For domestic travelers, it charges sales tax and the purchaser immediately takes the item. When the sale involves a bonded imported item, the domestic passenger pays an import duty.International travelers, on the other hand, must present a passport and boarding pass to the cashier in the shop. The cashier swipes the boarding pass on the register to record the information that is on the boarding pass. The retailer does not charge sales tax on international export sales and does not collect any import duty. Instead of receiving the item immediately, the traveler is given a receipt or ticket. Then a runner delivers the item to the buyer at the jetway before boarding, and the traveler hands the ticket to the runner. If the traveler does not collect the item, the retailer voids the sale and returns the merchandise to the store. International sales represent over ninety percent of the retailer’s sales.The retailer claimed that applying the BPOL tax on the gross receipts of its international sales violated the Import-Export Clause of the U.S. Constitution.The Court ruled that the BPOL tax is indistinguishable from the prohibited gross receipts tax in Richfield Oil Corp. v. SBE , 329 U.S. 69 (1946). Therefore, the BPOL tax as applied to the retailer’s export goods in transit constitutes an impermissible duty on an export in violation of the Import-Export Clause of the U.S. Constitution.Dulles Duty Free, LLC v. County of Loudoun, Supreme Court of Virginia, No. 160939, August 24, 2017 , 206-379Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

first_imgSamsung has apparently hit a serious roadblock that might see the South Korean tech giant delaying the launch of its new ‘A’ series of smartphones. A new report by SamMobile suggests that the company’s newly unveiled Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones won’t be launched globally during November, as planned earlier. The reported delay has been attributed to the fact that the metal casings being produced for the range’s full-metal unibody design have failed to meet the desired quality requirements. Notably, Samsung joins the bandwagon of full-metal unibody smartphones with its A-series. However, buzz has it that only about 50 percent of the smartphones manufactured came out ‘right’ as per Samsung’s set standards. Hence, the delay in launch.With that said, Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy A3 and A5 smartphones in China as per schedule in November, suggests the same report. The company is also reported to launch the series in ‘select markets’ soon enough.   The Samsung Galaxy A5 features a 5-inch Super Amoled display with a 720pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset) coupled with 2GB of RAM. It sports a 13 MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing snapper. It comes with 16GB intbuilt storage (expandable). It decks in a 2300mAh battery.The Galaxy A3 on the other hand features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 540×960 pixels resolution.  It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It sports an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It comes with 8GB internal memory (also expandable). It decks in a 1900mAh battery.advertisementlast_img read more

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