AFL teams need support

first_imgThe academic team comprises of young talented males who are in primary and high school but have been playing senior footy mainly in the reserve grade, while the secondary team comprises of players selected from secondary schools in Port Moresby.In the training session this month, the players have been kept together in preparation for next year’s season as the team will be traveling out but are waiting for the green light from Queensland AFL.Coach William Yogomin said the team’s challenge is basically to do with sponsorship as a couple of young players are coming outside of Port Moresby and the club is not capable of handling the cost.“I would like the business houses to come out and see what is happening to the youths’ sports and we would like to see the corporate sponsors back the youth sport.”The captain of the academy team, Benedict Popal, shared the positive results he experienced while playing in AFL.“I went to Australia in 2017 for PNG’s Binatangs under 14 and in 2019, I went to Gold Coast to play for the state championship and I stayed for 2 weeks there and I was selected there again to play for the Queensland state.”The captain of the secondary team, Demas Bailey, said most of the players in the secondary team do not have any idea about AFL but getting involved is a way forward in familiarizing themselves with the game.“Some of us don’t really know what AFL is but because of the influence of some of our friends, we are getting involved in it and we are looking forward to discovering the game itself.”The junior grade team and the secondary team are seeking assistance from corporate houses in preparation for the 2020 season.(Article by Albert Moses – third year UPNG Journalism student)last_img read more

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Arches are golden again for McDonald’s investors

first_imgCHICAGO – It wasn’t so long ago that the McDonald’s fast-food empire looked as stale as a burger left under a heat lamp too long. Sales were decreasing, new products weren’t catching on and McDonald’s Corp. was vilified by consumer activists, nutritionists and others as Americans got fatter and fatter. Even its seemingly bulletproof stock staggered to barely $12 a share in 2003. Now, thanks to a combination of improved menus, better marketing and deft management, business is cooking like never before. The comeback may not be news to anyone who has queued up at a McDonald’s drive-through recently. But the fact that the sales resurgence not only continues to sizzle after more than four years but has spread internationally is a surprise to experts. “A couple of years ago everyone was down on them,” said Bob Goldin, an analyst at Chicago-based food consultancy Technomic Inc. “Now it’s hard to find people who are really hard critics of the company.” The latest evidence of the brand’s renewed popularity came last week when the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company said August same-store sales rose a stellar 8.1 percent worldwide and exceeded the year-earlier total in U.S. restaurants for a 53rd straight month. Recent product introductions – premium coffee, snack wraps and salads – all contributed to the domestic surge. Anti-Americanism over the Iraq war hasn’t eaten into global sales, either, despite the golden arches’ close association with Uncle Sam abroad. The increase was 12.4 percent in its Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa restaurants and a noteworthy 6.1 percent in Europe, where the turnaround didn’t take hold until recently. “Consumers’ attention span is pretty short,” said Lakshman Krishnamurthi, a marketing professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. “As long as you have a good product that people like, people are going to go and eat it.” Even shareholder activists have gone quiet after having the company on the defensive over its lagging stock price. Its stock has soared to all-time highs above $55 since it announced its largest-ever dividend increase Sept. 13 and pledged to return $15 billion to $17 billion to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks by the end of 2009. Targeted in recent years by lawsuits claiming its food contributes to child obesity, McDonald’s remains vulnerable on nutritional issues. It took a public skewering from several books and movies: “Fast Food Nation,” “Super Size Me” and “Chew On This.” McDonald’s lagged behind competitors and has moved slower than promised in switching to a cooking oil free of trans fat for its fries – a change it has yet to complete. But industry observers credit it for adding healthier products such as entree-sized salads, fruit and yogurt parfait and grilled chicken sandwiches instead of just crispy, as well as apple slices and juice for kids. “Let’s be honest, their business is still driven by burgers, fries and cokes,” said Goldin. “But consumers have options when they walk into those restaurants.” Even a public health advocate who has called McDonald’s fries nutritionally “disastrous” and cringes at McGriddles breakfast sandwiches has grudging praise for the company’s changes. “I think McDonald’s has recognized that nutrition is a very important issue to parents and others,” said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. “While they’ve added some junky foods to their menu, they’ve also added some healthier foods.” McDonald’s also has heavily promoted its healthier menu choices even if salads are far outsold by double cheeseburgers.Those moves may all be clever marketing, but they’re also a sign of McDonald’s increasing responsiveness, according to industry observers.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Dems dwelling on details; GOP short on specifics

first_img Edwards’ education plan includes a provision to raise teacher pay in high-poverty areas; Clinton’s 10-point recovery plan for the Gulf Coast includes a proposal for a federal-state-local board that would hire thousands of workers and apprentices; Barack Obama’s environmental platforms includes a proposal to help automakers with health care costs if they participate in a program to build more hybrids. In general, the GOP candidates have been content to snipe at the Democrats’ specifics while avoiding putting out too many of their own. It may be that the Democrats feel more emboldened to detail policy proposals because the political climate tends to favor their more activist approach right now. The Democrats, Smith said, believe “the tide is in their favor and there’s less risk in being more specific.” Democrats may fault the Republicans for a lack of ideas, but there is strategic merit to holding some political cards close to the vest. “If you’re not specific, then people can imagine that you’re going to do what they would like,” said Gary Jacobson, a political scientist at the University of California, San Diego. The question is how long voters will allow candidates to be coy about exactly what they would do. It is not just on traditionally Democratic issues such as health care and the environment where the details divide with Republicans is evident. Republicans are tending toward broader generalities on their own turf, too, such as tax policy and national security. Fred Thompson, a relatively new entrant to the race, says he wants “fundamental tax reform” and promises to develop “a comprehensive solution to the pending fiscal crisis.” He says he will make “hard choices” to safeguard security. What choices? Details to be determined on all three. Giuliani lays out his campaign’s thrust in the tight verbiage of “12 Commitments.” He carries them with him on a wallet card. One by one, he is talking about the different commitments in greater depth, but there have not been a lot of details in the details. When he rolled out his health care plan, for example, he gave no cost estimates. Romney, who helped pass a Massachusetts health care plan as governor, goes out of his way to stress that he would not impose the same structure on everyone, preferring to broadly encourage “the free market way, the private sector way, the individual responsibility way – the American way.” The Democrats are holding back some details of their own, and for understandable reason. Ron Pollack, executive director of the nonpartisan group Families USA, said the lesson of failed health care overhaul efforts stretching back 70 years is that Congress and various groups with a stake in the outcome need to feel they have a role in developing a solution. “It’s important not to offer every single detail and comma and period,” said Pollack. “You don’t present Congress with a 1,300-page bill with every detail.” Len Burman, director of the private Tax Policy Center, said it is important for candidates not to get too specific about their tax proposals during the campaign because that is when they are most susceptible to pressure to give away the store. “Elections are a really bad time to make tax policy,” Burman said. “The candidates want to reach out to their voting blocs,” not warn people about the difficult economic pressures the country must confront. Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, one of the Democratic candidates trying to break into the top tier, said all the focus on details is well and fine, “but it shouldn’t end there.” “The debate has to be about more than the details of your plan,” he said. “They have to sense something deeper about your ability to then do something about it.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential contender Bill Richardson was discussing his health care plan recently when he paused to toss out a question and a request. “How will I pay for it? Ask me!” He was asked and quickly obliged with an answer. The Democrats who are running for president are flush with policy proposals, position papers and fact sheets. The leading Republican contenders, not so much. Rudy Giuliani has his “12 Commitments.” Mitt Romney has his “Strategy for a Stronger America.” John McCain still serves up his “straight talk.” But, whether by design or default, they leave far more to the imagination than do the Democrats in discussing the big issues. For the Democrats, it is as if one candidate lays out a plan and others feel compelled to answer with their own. In contrast, the Republicans are more inclined to hold their fire. “Democrats are trying to prove who’s the most committed,” said Steven Smith, a political scientist at Washington University in St. Louis. “Vagueness is seen as a sign of weakness.” John Edwards set the bar for Democrats when he released his detailed health care plan in February. When Hillary Rodham Clinton released hers last week, Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, pointedly noted that Clinton was “the last one out of the box.” “And then for her to come up with one that looks like John’s, it’s almost as if she hasn’t been willing to have the courage independently to be a leader on these things,” Elizabeth Edwards said. On a host of issues, the Democrats wade deep into the weeds. last_img read more

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Arsenal boss says second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina is world-class

first_img Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on second-choice shot-stopper David Ospina: ‘World-class – our future goalkeeper’ 1 Arsene Wenger has backed David Ospina to one day replace Petr Cech as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper.The 27-year-old has not featured for the Gunners since making a costly mistake in the 3-2 Champions League defeat to Olympiacos in September.That loss left Arsenal’s hopes of getting into the latter stages of the competition hanging in the balance and saw Cech installed as the undisputed number one across both the Champions League and Barclays Premier League.The former Chelsea stopper has since gone on to break the Premier League clean sheet record and has drawn plenty of plaudits for his form as Arsenal squeezed through in Europe while moving clear at the top of the league.But Wenger is ready to bring Ospina back in from the cold after confirming the Colombia international will start Saturday’s FA Cup third-round clash with Sunderland.“I think he can be the goalkeeper of the future here as well,” the Arsenal boss said of Ospina.“With Petr Cech getting older year after year, he may get more games as well…I believe that Ospina is not treated fairly. If you look at the whole of 2015, everybody neglects he played six months.“I personally think he is world-class. I did not take Petr Cech based on the performances of Ospina. Petr Cech was just an exceptional opportunity where it was difficult to say no. It was not because I was unhappy with Ospina.“I was very happy with Ospina. It was just an opportunity to say no would not have been right. Unfortunately, Ospina has been punished by that decision. I rate him highly.“True he had a bad season because he has that mistake (against Olympiacos) and when you do not have many opportunities and you have one bad catch, everyone is after you.”Arsenal are looking to retain the FA Cup and lift the trophy for a third season in succession but it was Wojciech Szczesny who kept goal in the 4-0 win over Aston Villa in May as Ospina was preferred in the league campaign.This season, with Szczesny now on loan at Roma and Cech firmly established as first-choice, Ospina’s chances are likely to be limited to the FA Cup – something Wenger admits is a difficult decision.“My job is to make decisions and selections,” he added.“That of course is not always very popular but at the end of the day you just want to make the right decision, knowing that sometimes it is a 50/50.“I can give you the last example. I did not play Laurent Koscielny against Bournemouth, Gabriel comes in and scores, he nearly scores two goals.“Against Newcastle, I decide to play Koscielny – which is unfair towards Gabriel – Koscielny comes in, scores and we win 1-0.“Who can predict that? The first decision was unfair and at the end of the day the decision was right because Koscielny scored but even me, 30 years in the job, I didn’t know that before the game.“When you have two good players you have always a chance to make the right decision.”last_img read more

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Spencer girls basketball edges Marshfield Columbus Catholic

first_imgRockets now 2-0 in Cloverbelt EastBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — Sydney Kind scored 16 points, and Macie Weber added 12 to lead the Spencer girls basketball team to a tight 47-45 win over Marshfield Columbus Catholic in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Thursday night at Spencer High School.The game was close throughout as Spencer held a 22-21 lead at halftime and prevailed by two at the end.Spencer (2-1, 2-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division) won despite shooting just 6 of 24 from the free throw line and 20 of 64 from the field.The Dons were just 12 of 65 shooting and missed 14 of their 28 free throw attempts.Jess Trad had 17 points to lead the Dons (1-3, 0-1 Cloverbelt Conference East Division).Both teams return to action Tuesday. Columbus hosts Loyal, and Spencer plays at Granton in Cloverbelt Conference East Division matchups.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com)Rockets 47, Dons 45Columbus Catholic 21 24 – 45Spencer 22 25 – 47COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (45): Jess Trad 5-15 3-4 17, Abby Baierl 2-7 3-4 9, Marissa Immerfall 2-16 3-10 7, Kendra Baierl 0-5 4-8 4, Morgan Albrecht 2-10 0-0 5, Bailey Neider 0-9 1-2 1, Sierra Litwatis 1-5 0-0 2, Natalie Pospyhalla 0-7 0-0 0, Maren Seefluth 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 12-65. FT: 14-28. 3-pointers: 7-24 (Trad 4-8, A. Baierl 2-5, Albrecht 1-7, Neider 0-1, Pospyhalla 0-3). Rebounds: 55. Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: Immerfall, Neider. Record: 1-3, 0-1 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.SPENCER (47): Sydney Kind 7-20 1-3 16, Macie Weber 6-13 0-1 12, Nadia King 2-7 0-5 4, Lexi Baehr 1-5 3-7 5, Liz Endreas 1-5 1-5 3, Kallie Reckner 1-5 1-2 3, Courtney Buss 1-5 0-1 2, Jessica Becker 1-2 0-0 2, Katie Fleischmann 0-0 0-0 0, Sabrina Vircks 0-0 0-0 0, Sadie Mercier 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 20-64. FT: 6-24. 3-pointers: 1-6 (Kind 1-3, Buss 0-1, Baehr 0-2). Rebounds: 56. Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 22. Fouled out: Weber. Record: 2-1, 2-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.last_img read more

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Semantic Web: What Is The Killer App?

first_imgThis is certainly interesting but the question is will people care? Can the end consumer tell the difference? Unlikely. TodayWikipedia contains definitive references on a vast number of topics. Like Google, it is easy to search and find relevant information, and as a result, peopleare not likely to be in need of a better Wikipedia. With Twine the situation might prove to be different, because personal knowledge managementis an important problem. The first question is: Are their enough people who want to be efficient in managing personal knowledge? I think the answer is increasingly likely to be “yes.” And the second question is: Does knowing the semantics of knowledge help you build the best application? At the very least Twine has to beat del.icio.us bookmarks and ideally needs to do for personal knowledge management what Highrise is doing for CRM.But beyond the execution, there is still another problem. For a semantic knowledge base to be the killer app it needs toignite imagination and capture people’s hearts and minds. This is not likely to happen. We appreciate libraries, we can notlive without them, but we take them for granted. Knowledge has been commoditized thanks to Google, Wikipedia, and the blogosphere,and is perceived as abundant and unexciting. For this reason Semantic Databases are not likely to be the killer apps — but theymight become a stepping stone towards one.Semantic Search An early candidate for the killer app in the semantic web category was search. FirstHakia and more recently Powerset marketed the idea that a semantic search engine, one that is based on the understanding of naturallanguage, can beat Google. On top of having the pressure to deliver qualitatively better results,Semantic Search companies also have to, at least approximately, solve the problem of natural language understanding,which as we discussed earlier is a very difficult one. Whatever it is, it needs to layer an understanding of semantics on top of a consumer application.The consumer application needs to be so cool and so viral that people will be open to learning that it is poweredby semantic technologies. In that case, it will be possible to further market applications as Semantic Web apps. Consumers will understand that if one Semantic Web application has potential, so might others. In math, this is calledproof by induction. In marketing this is called creating a market. In any case, it needs to be done.In this post, we analyze several existing and potential applications of semantic technologies and look for the killer app.Natual Language Understanding Since the beginning, the Semantic Web has been associated with Artificial Intelligence. The ideaof representing information in structured form so that computers can “understand it” and then solve complex problems was oneof the keystones of the Semantic Web vision. The problem is that representing billions of existing web documents as RDF is a ratherdaunting, if not impossible task. An alternative would be to “teach” computers natural language. If an application could read the pagethe way we read it and interpret what it says, the annotations would not be necessary.Natural language processing has been the Holy Grail of AI for awhile now. However, it is a very difficult problem, because humansare born with the innate ability to understand language and we learn it not in a vacuum, but in the context of life. Certainly if we couldreplicate that with computers, it would be amazing and it would be the killer app. The problem is that this is not on the horizon. TheSemantic Web technologies of today are not able to represent natural language in its entirety, and this is not really even their goal. Even if we could represent each page completely, there is still the matter of interpreting structure into semantics, which is the magicthat our brain does so well and so easily.Genie In The Bottle Related to natural language understanding, is another idea that is not on the horizon. John Markoff called it“the perfect vacation.” I call it the “Genie in the Bottle” to illustrate the impossibility of this.There is a misunderstanding about the Semantic Web which is floating around, which equates the Semantic Web with ability to solve really hard problems. It is simply not true.For example, if you go to a new travel agency and ask them to book the perfect vacation for you, the travel agent will not be ableto do it, because she does not know you. In order to find the perfect vacation there needs to be constraints: where you’ve been before,who you are going with, what you like to do, what is your budget, etc. Finding the “perfect” vacation is not a one shot deal, it is a process,which leverages iteration and memory.True, with the Semantic Web the information is structured, but it does not mean that the computer can necessarily solve complex problems.These are two completely different things. Just because you have a map, does not mean that you know the best way to get from point A to point B. Having a map is necessary, but it is not sufficient, you need the algorithm to find the best path. There is a big difference between asking what is the capital of France and what is the cheapest airfair today to fly from New York to Paris. And the even harder question is: Where should I go on vacation next? Computers are not going to give us an instant, perfect answer to this question anytime soon, if ever. Again, this would be the killer app, it is just not likely to happen.Semantic Knowledge Databases So what is realistic and possible today? The first in the list of growing applicationsare Semantic Knowledge Databases. The two examples that we will look at here are Freebase and Twine.While Freebase is focusing on building essentially a semantic equivalent of Wikipedia, and Twine is focused on a personal semantic database,both are databases, both focus on knowledge management, and both are Wikipedia-like. The advantage of these databases over Wikipedia is thatthey represent information in a structured way and support queries. To understand the difference, take a look at the Alicia Keys pageon Freebase and on Wikipedia.At first glance they are very similar, but Freebase “knows” that Alicia Keys is a blues singer and it then knows other blues singers.For Wikipedia, blues is just another page, not a music genre. So Freebase can potentially answer a question of listing all blues singers, while Wikipedia can not. alex iskold 1 Where things stand right now, it does not look like search is the killer app for semantics. The understandingof natural language does not seem to give you a noticeable edge in getting better search results. At least in the comparisons that we have performed earlierthere is no major difference. The statistical algorithm deployed by Google is precise and good enough, which is why it has been the clear leader in web search for the past 8 years. To unseat Google will require more than incremental improvement in search, it will likely take a paradigm shift andthe creation of a different web experience. Below, we discuss how “discovery” could possibly take a bite out of the pie, but as of nowGoogle’s algorithm remains good and strong.Social Graph After Tim Bernes-Lee posted his thoughts on the Social Graph, a discussion began on the web in which people wondered if the Social Graph is in fact the Semantic Web. This, however, is a gross misinterpretation of the post. The Social Graph is not the Semantic Web, nor is itthe killer app of the Semantic Web. They are just two separate concepts. The confusion comes from the fact that they both are Mathematical Graphsor a Network. The underlying structure of both consists of nodes connected by links. Many thingsin the nature and society are networks, so it is not surprising that meaning and people fall into this category.If anything, it is more correct to say that the Social Graph is a subset of the giant, all encompasing Semantic Web. Knowing how peopleare connected is important in order to solve the perfect vacation problem. After all, a perfect vacation should be taken togetherwith perfect friends, right? But jokes aside, the Social Graph is an interesting and important trend for 2008, however, it is not really related to Semantic Web.Shortcuts Increasingly, we are seeing a new breed of Semantic Applications, which we generalize as shortcuts.This category includes SnapShots from Snap, BlueOrganizer and SmartLinks from AdaptiveBlue, Shortcuts from Yahoo!, and In-text search from Lingospot.What is common between all these technologies is that they leverage the simple semantics of the content to deliver additional information.In the case of Snap and AdaptiveBlue, the semantics is defined by the URL, while Yahoo! and Lingospot perform text analysis.Regardless of the method, all of these technologies deliver related information via Ajax popups. That is, they leverage semantics topull the information from the web. This is essentially discovery or reverse search. When the user is looking at a book there is a previewwith a brief description and the cover image, when the user encounters a stock symbol he is presented with a stock chart, analysis andadditional links to the company, when the user is looking at a music album there is a play button, and when the user encounters a moviethere is an ability to watch the trailer in place. The shortcuts remove the need to search, instead, the related content from the web comes right into the page.Today’s shortcut technologies are simple and still in their infancy, but they are among the most successful examples of semantic applications.However, we can not call them the killer app for several reasons.First, people perceive them as advertising, which is not the point.Snap certainly made an early push into ads, but this is not a representation of what these technologies will look like in the future.Second, in their current implementation, all of these technologies are utilities. For the same reason that people are not going to getemotional about personal knowledge management, they will not be emotional about shortcuts. Shortcuts will also be taken for granted.Yet, shortcuts hold the most promise. With a few more iterations these technologies are going to get slicker and more precise.They will leverage content and micro-context to reduce the amount of search. They will become more personalized based on userbehavior. And once this happens it will be a big deal. Full Disclosure: Alex Iskold is the founder and CEO of AdaptiveBlue.ConclusionWe are still waiting for the killer app for Semantic Web, something that can get viral and turn semantics intoa marketing term. Problems like natural language understanding still remain difficult to solve, and the solutions do not appear to be on our horizon right now. It also appears thata semantic search engine, at least based on the ones we have seen to date, does not have a substantial advantage over Google.We are seeing the rise of early Semantic Knowledge Databases, but while we expect them to get better and more interesting,they are more likely to be the stepping stones to the killer app, rather than the app itself.In the mean time, we are seeing the rise of shortcut technologies, which leverage the basic semantics of the content,like URL and simple context analysis, to deliver relevant information, links, and media directly into the page. While still very early,these technologies hold the most promise because they are simple and useful. We expect that the next generation of these technologiesin conjunction with personalization will deliver an interesting alternative to search — contextual discovery. We will discussthis alternative in more detail in a future post.Now tell us what you think the killer app for Semantic Web will be? Which of these technologies do you think is the most promising? Tags:#Semantic Web#Trends#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts The Semantic Web has been in the making for some time and people think it is nearing maturity.We have written about this trend extensively, with our two most notable posts being an analysis of the challenges of the classic bottom-up approach and the promise of the new top-down one. Regardless of how the Semantic Web will come about, for it to flourishit needs to hit the mainstream. There is no way that consumers will appreciate the elegance and mathematical soundness of RDF and OWL. People don’t care about math, they care about utility and even more, about fun. What the Semantic Web needs, then, is a killer app.last_img read more

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Facebook warns Pages it is downgrading posts that use exaggerated health claims to promote products

first_imgFacebook warns Pages it is downgrading posts that use exaggerated health claims to promote productsYou are here: Facebook announced on Tuesday it has made ranking updates to its News Feed algorithm, aiming to reduce posts that contain exaggerated or sensation health claims, as well as posts that promote or attempt to sell products or services based on health-related claims.“We know that people don’t like posts that are sensational or spammy, and misleading health content is particularly bad for our community,” wrote Facebook Product Manager Travis Yeh, “Pages should avoid posts about health that exaggerate or mislead people and posts that try to sell products using health-related claims.” Why we should careMarketers managing Facebook Pages for healthcare products or services should be mindful of the messaging they are using on the platform. To determine if a post should be downgraded, Facebook gave the following clarification: “We consider if a post promotes a product or service based on health-related claim — for example, promoting a medication or pill claiming to help you lose weight.” Facebook said it is identifying phases commonly used in these types of posts to predict which may include sensational health-related claims, and then demoting such posts lower in the News Feed. Facebook’s example offers a pretty broad measuring stick in terms of how its algorithm is downgrading posts with health-related claims. It’s safe to say any posts from Pages that include exaggerated health claims or misleading content will be moved further down the News Feed. The company said the ranking updates fall in line with its previous moves to reduce low-quality content and clickbait headlines. More on the news The algorithm updates were rolled out last month. Facebook said it does not anticipate Pages will see any significant changes to their distribution of content within the News Feed because of this update, barring those that may be trying to use exaggerated or misleading content around health-related claims. In March, Facebook announced it was reducing the News Feed and Search rankings for groups and Pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations. The post Facebook warns Pages it is downgrading posts that use exaggerated health claims to promote products appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Facebook warns Pages it is downgrading posts that use exaggerated health claims to promote products HomeDigital MarketingFacebook warns Pages it is downgrading posts that use exaggerated health claims to promote products Posted on 3rd July 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsThe California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019Lytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th 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 2019last_img read more

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Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

first_img(AP) – President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people in the country illegally.In a late-night tweet Monday, Trump says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin the removal process next week. He tells his Twitter followers, “They will be removed as fast as they come in.”An administration official says the effort will focus on people who have been issued final deportation orders by federal judges but remain at large in the country.Trump has threatened a series of increasingly drastic actions as he tries to stem the flow of Central American migrants crossing the southern border, which has risen dramatically on his watch.Immigration is expected to be a central issue of Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, which officially launches Tuesday.last_img read more

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One arrest during Callaway County murder investigation

first_imgA man is murdered in Callaway County.Deputies found 49-year-old James Newsom dead at a home on Erin Drive in Readsville east of Fulton on Wednesday morning.They spotted Michael Hatfield, 47, not far from there and arrested him. That Readsville man is now accused of second degree murder and armed criminal action.last_img

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Marinerong Pilipino holds off Zark’s rally

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Joseph Terso (left) of Marinerong Pilipino and Jayvee Marcelino of Zark’s LPU chase after the loose ball. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBanking on its experience, Marinerong Pilipino stamped its class over the retooled Zark’s Burger-Lyceum with a tight 94-92 victory in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Skippers built a 17-point lead, 56-39, with 7:57 remaining in the third quarter but needed misses from Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez in the final minute and free throws from Rian Ayonayon in the final 25.6 seconds to post a safe 89-85 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “They’re still feeling their way in the system, but the good thing is that they were able to deliver when called,” said Banal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Perpetual claims solo 3rd PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Renzo Subido paced Marinerong Pilipino with 20 points, five assists, and three rebounds, while Ayonayon scattered 15 points, three boards, and two assists.Gab Banal also tallied a double-double of 14 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, and four steals—but committed 10 turnovers. Papot Paredes got 12 of his 14 points in the first half, where the Skippers established a comfortable lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingMarinerong Pilipino staged a 12-0 finishing kick in the first half to erect a 47-35 halftime lead on the way to that 17-point third-quarter edge.The Skippers’ depth was in full display in the game between the early favorites as coach Koy Banal had the luxury of fielding top rookie selections Alvin Pasaol and Abu Tratter late in the second half. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

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