The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Gen Z: Past Recession Not Impacting Current Credit Activity Next: Single-Family Rental Experts to Assemble in Dallas Tagged with: Prices Rent About Author: Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Prices Rent 2020-02-03 Seth Welborn Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Investor Update: Non-Traditional Renters Take Over Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Investor Update: Non-Traditional Renters Take Over Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago High-income households have driven rental demand since 2010, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). Households with incomes of $75,000 and above accounted for more than three-quarters of the growth in renters (3.2 million) from 2010 to 2018, while demand for middle- and low-income rentals have dealt with increased demand and reduced inventory.Rental markets have seen further constraint by more people who would traditionally by homes. Adults aged 35-64, married couples with children, and older adults are all more likely to rent than historically, and families with children now make up a larger share of renter households (29%) than owner households.“Rising rents are making it increasingly difficult for households to save for a downpayment and become homeowners,” said Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Research Associate at JCHS. “Young, college-educated households with high incomes are really driving current rental demand.”Natural disasters have played a role in the rental squeeze as well. According to the report, 10.5 million of the country’s 43.7 million renter households live in zip codes that incurred at least $1 million in home and business losses due to natural disasters between 2008 and 2018. Additionally, 8.1 million renter households report that they do not have the financial resources to evacuate their homes if and when a disaster strikes.Whether buying a home or renting a home is more affordable often depends on the type of market. While buying is the more affordable option in just a little more than half of U.S. counties, it tends to be the less affordable option in more dense metro areas, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest Rental Affordability report.Overall, buying is more affordable in 53% of the 855 counties ATTOM Data Solutions tracks.The single-family rental investment market is poised for continued growth. On March 24-25, 2020, the Five Star Single-Family Rental Summit will unfold at the Four Seasons Resort & Club at Las Colinas in Dallas, bringing together industry experts for focused discussions on the future potential of this sector. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. February 3, 2020 836 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
By Joe Prince-WrightMICHY BATSHUAYI isn’t playing regularly at Chelsea following his $40 million from Marseille this summer, so maybe this rumour makes sense.A report from Corriere dello Sport in Italy states that Serie A giants Inter Milan are lining up a move for Batshuayi, 23, in January as they look to offload Mauro Icardi.Inter’s captain hit out at his own fans in a new autobiography and with banners of protest against him last weekend, plus Inter’s fans cheering when he missed a penalty kick during the 2-1 defeat to Cagliari it is clear he may need an escape route soon despite being Inter’s leading goalscorer.Both Arsenal and Napoli have been interested in signing the Argentina striker in the past and Icardi was linked with a move throughout the summer but decided to stay on at the San Siro. Following the latest incidents, it seems increasingly unlikely his future remains in Milan.As for Batshuayi, the Belgian has impressed whenever he’s been given minutes by Antonio Conte but with Diego Costa red-hot (and fired up, according to this report) it seems unlikely that he’ll become a regular at Stamford Bridge anytime soon.Yes, Batshuayi only arrived at Chelsea this summer and seems already to be a fans favourite, but it is obvious he wasn’t their first choice as a new striker with Alvaro Morata coming out and saying Chelsea pushed hard to sign him this summer.Batshuayi scored three goals in his first three appearances for Chelsea but hasn’t scored in the six since then and he hasn’t started a game in the Premier League. (Yahoo Sports)
Former world champion, Joshua Clottey says Joseph Agbeko has the ability to return to world championship status in his March 8 IBO bantamweight title bout with Colombian Luis Melendez at the Accra Sports Stadium.Joshua Clottey became a world champion in 2008 after he put American Zabdiel Judah to the sword in Las Vegas, Nevada to claim the vacant IBF Welter weight Title.Speaking to JOY Sports, the experienced Clottey hinted Joseph Agbeko’s tough punching is an asset that would come handy in ensuring he wins this all important bout .“He has power punches already, and all he needs to do is, add more punches especially his favorite four combinations. I have watched him severally and i know he would beat Melendez “he said.Despite having a fight record of 28 wins, Joseph King Kong Agbeko has been inactive since failing to snatch the IBF and WBC silver bantamweight titles from Mexican-American, Abner Mares in December 2011, but his long time pal added he is buoyed to win because of the home support he will get on the March 8 at the Accra sports stadium.“This is a world title fight. There is no way the Columbian can win here in Accra. All his fans would be around because it’s been such a long time since we saw a fight of this magnitude. So am positive he would win.” This would be the first World title bout to be staged in Ghana after Azumah Nelson’s win against Sidnei dal Rovere in 1988 and is being put together by Fresh King Entertainment.
But the Englishwoman hit back to surge into the last 32, where she will meet Chris Dobey.It has been a remarkable week for Sherrock with even tennis legend and women’s sports pioneer Billie Jean King taking note of her achievement.“Congratulations to Fallon Sherrock, the first woman in history to win a match in the World Darts Championship,” tweeted the American in midweek.“Fallon earned more for this first-round win than she would have earned from winning the women’s championship.”Sherrock was runner-up to Lisa Ashton in the women’s world championship four years ago.She is just the fifth woman to feature in a men’s championship, following Gayl King, Anastasia Dobromyslova, Ashton and Suzuki.On Saturday, there more plaudits for Sherrock.“Never enjoyed darts as much as tonight @Fsherrock you absolute hero,” tweeted former England cricket star Andrew Flintoff.Last-32 opponent Dobey congratulated the trailblazer.“Very much looking forward to my game on the 27th congratulations @Fsherrock on yet another great performance,” the 29-year-old tweeted. ‘I can win title’: Sherrock strikes new blow for women at world dartsLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Fallon Sherrock, the first woman to win a match at the world darts championship, reached the third round with a stunning bullseye finish on Saturday and confidently predicted she could win the tournament.The 25-year-old saw off world number 11 Mensur Suljovic of Austria 3-1 in her second-round match at London’s Alexandra Palace.On Tuesday, she had made history as the first woman to win a match at the men’s PDC world championship when she came from behind to beat 77th-ranked Ted Evetts 3-2.When asked if she could win the tournament, Sherrock told Sky Sports: “Why not? I have won two games, I am just going to take each game as it comes but there is nothing to say that I can’t. I am going to try.”Sherrock was just one of two women players in the 96-strong field at the event held inside the raucous 10,000-capacity venue.The other qualifier, Mikuru Suzuki, lost 3-2 to James Richardson in her first round tie last weekend.“I have just proved that we (women) can beat anyone,” added Sherrock.“I have beaten two of the best players in the world. If that doesn’t show that women can play darts, I don’t know what does.”“I’m speechless. With everything that has been going on the last couple of days I have just been focusing on my finishing because I know that I can score.“I’m still waiting for it all to sink in. I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight. It’s amazing, when that dart (at bull to win) went in it was a sigh of relief.”On Saturday, she missed only five doubles in a superb performance against Suljovic.Sherrock won the first set before the Austrian levelled. Share on: WhatsApp
Facebook99Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesIt’s hard to believe we are past the two-month mark since we at Joint Animal Services and many other organizations, had to make the difficult decision to close our doors to the general public and learn how to navigate a world with COVID-19.I have been so proud of the way our staff and foster homes have handled this uncertain and ever-changing time, maintaining a steadfast commitment to ensuring the health and welfare needs of the animals who depend on us.It is vital that as we prepare to relaunch our programs and services, we continue to keep our staff and volunteers healthy so that we can be here for the animals.This is why we will be taking a thoughtful and measured approach to our staged relaunch, with the following principles guiding every decision:Staff and volunteer health and safetyAnimal welfareCommunity healthWe know people are eager to return to a sense of normalcy in their lives with their pets – we are too. But we also recognize that if we rush to open, we could jeopardize the health of our staff and greater community. Although we’re prepared to be flexible, we want to avoid having to go backwards at any point, which could compromise the care of our shelter animals who have nowhere else to turn.Staff will continue to be available by phone Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Beginning June 2, 2020 Joint Animal Services will be open by appointment during our regular business hours: Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the following services:AdoptionsLicensingStray Drop OffsReclaimsOwner SurrendersOwner Requested EuthanasiasField Service Officers will address calls and complaints seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.To learn more about ways to donate, please go to the Animal Services website. Critical items can also be purchased directly from the Shelter’s Amazon Wish List and shipped directly to Animal Services. Please note that we are only able to accept unopened bags of food at this time.For information about local impacts of coronavirus on humans and guidance for keeping yourself and others healthy, please follow the dedicated page on the Thurston County Health Department website.
Tags:#start#StartUp 101 sramana mitra 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts On Jan. 6, 2011 we hosted our 64th free One Million by One Million (1M/1M) strategy roundtable for entrepreneurs, and the first for this year. We started this week’s roundtable with a discussion of all the resources we have brought together over the last three years to help entrepreneurs, including a comprehensive curriculum for entrepreneurship development on a large scale. This curriculum is based on the various questions entrepreneurs have asked me over these 64 sessions, spanning financing, positioning, customer acquisition, marketing, sales, channel, and various other early stage, startup-related issues. As usual, then, I worked with three entrepreneurs working on specific businesses..Mava ConsultingFirst up today was John Bertoni with Mava Consulting, who is setting up a part-time sales force for companies to use without having to invest the fully loaded cost of a direct sales rep per geography. John has rightly observed that many small companies, as well as foreign companies trying to get into the United States, have limited budget, and could use 25% of the time of a sales rep in each geography, say, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. So, effectively, at the cost of one full-time sales rep, they can access coverage in four different regions. I like the idea, and recognize the problem. John already has a couple of customers, and needs about 50 customers to get to $1M in annual revenue. I offered to help him market his services through 1M/1M, since his target customer base overlaps rather nicely with the 1M/1M community.Juju BandNext Julie Acevedo presented Juju Band, a newborn navel protection band to cover the umbilical cord for about eight weeks from birth. Drawing on traditions in the Latin American community, Julie and her partner are bringing to market a very specific product to address a very specific pain, and I believe she can build a very successful e-commerce business based on this idea. In 1M/1M, we have extensive expertise on bootstrapping e-commerce businesses, and will be happy to help her navigate the paths of customer acquisition, inventory, merchandising, and financing. To begin with, today, I gave her a set of immediate action items, including starting a blog, a PPC campaign with some ideas on how to position her keywords, as well as some guidance on merchandising.Ancient TomorrowThen J.J. Yosh presented Ancient Tomorrow, a concept for a TV show drawing upon ancient wisdom to unearth alternative energy innovations used by ancient cultures. Very cool concept, designed by an energy scientist, upon which J.J. wants to develop a mystery show. He has written a first season with nine episodes, and has built some relationships on the production side. He is looking for financing for the show. My knowledge of television show financing is limited, although a friend of mine was the COO of Magical Elves, a Hollywood production company that has produced Top Chef and Project Runway. I’ve had several conversations over the years on TV show financing, and the basic formula is that you have to get a network to finance your show. This means, you have to convince a network that focuses on your topic – in this case, A&E, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, or perhaps History Channel – to buy into your concept, and agree to fund the production. And that is what I advised J.J. to pursue. In the Entrepreneur Journeys methodology, we focus on customer validation as early as possible. In the case of J.J’s business, the customer is the Network. Unless he can get a network to buy in, there will be no point in producing the show. Finally, I spent the last part of the session on the methodology that we teach in 1M/1M, as well as few minutes on Trends. In fact, in the discussion on JuJu brands is yet another validation of the verticalization and niche-ization of the Internet. This week, I published an article called The Top 10 Vertical and Social Web Trends where I have discussed this at length. I am pretty convinced that the Web will get increasingly more verticalized where appropriate and localized, and niche businesses will do very, very well. This is my core assumption on Web 3.0. In 1M/1M, we have a huge emphasis on helping today’s Web entrepreneurs navigate their ways into a Web 3.0 tomorrow. It is clear to me, after doing these strategy sessions for over two years, that entrepreneurs need a lot more training on positioning and go-to-market, financing strategies, including alternative financing besides venture capital. As such, I have created video lecture modules with case studies in the 1M/1M premium lounge on these topics with very specific guidance on what analysis to perform and how. The easiest way for me to teach a large number of entrepreneurs some of these basics is to have you spend 30-40 hours on the curriculum I have created, and then have you come work with me on refining your strategies and positioning at the private roundtables. I have thought a lot about how to make an entrepreneurship education and eco-system scalable and accessible to a vastly larger number of people. The answer to that question, I believe, is the 1M/1M Premium Lounge. You can listen to the recording of today’s roundtable here. Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for the next roundtable here. Sramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M), an educational and incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond, build $1 trillion in sustainable global GDP, and create 10 million jobs. She is a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and strategy consultant who writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is the author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Photo by yirsh Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Uber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacy Related Posts I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and founder of The Digital Project Manager, one of the fastest growing online resources for digital project managers. I’ve been in the industry for over 10 years at top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from video virals to CMS, flash games, banner ads, eCRM and eCommerce sites across automotive, utility, FMCG, and consumer electronics brands. 4 Ways You Can Make Your Workplace an Engine of… Building an exceptional marketing team has always been a trying task unto itself. Happy marketing teams will come to the table with invigorating ideas, thought-provoking questions, and a ready-to-hustle attitude. As a project manager, you want to keep your “big ideas” people happy so that they continue to produce the best work possible.Leading a top-notch marketing team with a fleet of remote, or partially remote, workers adds a host of new challenges to the mix. CNBC reports that up to 70% of employees now work remotely at least once a week. That means on top of daily face-to-face issues present in any place of work, you must also consider distance-specific problems like communication, daily task management, and the sharing of resources.That being said, your company will actually benefit by making your team happy. The American Psychological Association did a study that found that happiness actually leads to success. Similarly, a Stanford study notes that positive emotions make you better at motor control, memory, problem-solving, focus, and attention. Knowing this, you can’t afford an unhappy team.How to go about managing a remote marketing team and making them happy isn’t an exact science. Experimenting with different strategies and digital solutions will eventually reveal the formula that works best for you and your team. In saying that, there are some basic steps you can take to get the ball rolling.1. Foster CommunicationIf you want to keep your remote marketing team happy, make sure communication is convenient and seamless. Make sure everyone knows one another by name and face, even if they work across the world from one another. There are different avenues of communication you need to consider for remote marketing teams:E-CommunicationKnow your e-communication strategies and convey the best way for remote marketing teams to reach you and reach one another. Teams that can’t communicate will be unhappy for various reasons. They may feel isolated and uninspired, on one hand, and on another, they may feel frustrated that they keep hitting communication roadblocks while trying to manage complex task lists. In order to keep your team happy, come up with some basic communications guidelines, like what kind of messaging system is best for what kind of message. Is email better for longer queries, while in-app comments are best for quick updates? Make sure your remote marketing team doesn’t feel like they are running in circles or repeating themselves ad nauseam when trying to post a project status, update, or question.Face-to-Face CommunicationWhile this might mean the occasional in-person work retreat or meeting, it doesn’t have to be so drastic (or expensive). Tools like Skype and Google Hangouts are the new “face-to-face.” There is no real replacement for face-to-face communication and your remote marketing teams will be happy that you’ve made an effort to be present. We can be doing a thousand things while firing off another email or text-based communication, but face-to-face communication asserts that all of your attention is on them. Your remote marketing team will be happy to know that they can reach you (or one another) in this manner when back-and-forth emails are ineffective or cumbersome.Emergency CommunicationSomething went wrong, it’s the middle of the night, and your team needs to start working on a fix pronto. What’s the line of communications for taking action fast? You need to set your remote marketing team up for success in order to maintain a level of happiness and wellbeing even in times of crisis. In fact, remote teams will be particularly put to the test when under pressure. Keep your team happy by putting emergency protocol into place before there is an incident, not during.You will also want to clarify the best modes of communication should part of your team need an unexpected few days off due to medical issues or a family emergency. Making sure your team is taken care of both at their best and at their worst moments will make them feel supported, secure, and therefore happier. Setting your team up on Slack or Hipchat could be just what everyone needs to feel prepared.2. Provide Job ResourcesAny marketing team needs a host of different software, free and paid, in order to succeed at their job. They might need research tools, analysis tools, project management systems, communication software, and a host of other things. When working with a remote marketing team, you’ll need to invest in ways that keep your projects connected and organized. This will keep your remote marketing team happy—as well as yourself.Marketing Project ManagementMarketing project management tools, like 10,000ft or Clairzen, will keep your marketing team happy because everything they need to get the job done is found in one place. This prevents tab-hopping between different products that each do a tenth of what your marketing team needs. By cutting out unnecessary administration, like copy-pasting the same data across different disconnected elements, your team will be freed up to focus on more important tasks. What kind of software your teams needs depends on their day-to-day agenda, which only you and your team know. Do you need time and expense tracking? Project management? Reporting dashboards? Resource management? Invoicing? Something else altogether? Do your own marketing project management software comparison to decide what your team needs most to keep them happy, efficient, and productive.Use Portfolio Planning ToolsYou want your team to keep growing and succeeding, obviously. And most of them probably want that, too. But an ever-scaling portfolio of projects and programs can get unwieldy and overwhelming, particularly when managing a remote team that can’t pop into your office with questions and concerns as the business grows and develops. In order to keep your remote marketing team happy, you may need to invest in portfolio planning tools in order to navigate growth and new projects in an accessible, trackable manner. This is like taking a high-level view of all the projects and programs that are in your network. Being able to “see the big picture” is important for making your remote marketing team feel like they are an integral part of the company and not just another brick in the wall.Professional Development Opportunities Investing time, resources, and training into your remote marketing team will emphasize that you see them as a cohesive whole. Remote workers may feel disconnected to the company because they aren’t in the office every day, using desk space and drinking the free coffee. It’s important to offer them training and development options, just as you would an in-house worker. While there are many benefits to being a remote worker, it also means giving up your personal space, computer or laptop, cell phone, and so on, for work, which would otherwise be provided by the company if you were on-site. Acknowledge this by offering different development resources to your remote marketing team. They will be better employes for taking a digital marketing course or going to a conference in their area of expertise. Webinars are another way to bring everyone together for a learning session that can make them feel happier and supported as employees, no matter the distance. Encourage Work-Life BalanceWork-life balance can be tough with remote marketing teams because hours are often flexible, personal technology is often tied to work (work email on a personal smartphone, for example), and there are no locked doors to people from “coming in” on a weekend or holiday. While you can’t force your remote marketing team to unplug and take a break, you can do a few key things to ensure that they have a proper work-life balance.Health and Wellness Seeing as you are managing a remote team, having a gym facility “at the office” doesn’t make a lot of sense. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t offer your team some sort of health and fitness benefit. Whether this is through health insurance options or other avenues, make sure that your team can focus on their mind and body wellness when needed. Exercise has a host of positive benefits, one being that it boosts your mood. Making exercise, and other health amenities, readily available to your team encourages them to engage in activities that are natural mood boosters. Other options you can consider include: message coverage in health care packages or expensing standing desks for the staff.Events, Tickets, and PerksAnything that encourages members of your team to take a night off to rest, relax, and have fun, will contribute to them feeling happier. A monthly raffle for concerts, sporting events, or even a simple night at the movie theater, can make people feel valued. Anything that shows you have gone out of your way to treat your team will instill feelings of gratitude and contentment. Not only will they appreciate a free gift but they will appreciate the time you took out of your busy day to organize a fun event. Small gestures like this will not be lost on your team. If your team works in vastly different locations, you can also consider giving away a Ticket Master or Amazon e-giftcard. Let People Unplug Encourage “unplugging” for designated holidays and let people know that it’s okay not to check their email on vacation. Taking breaks to recharge will not only make your employees happier but will result in them doing better work. Put plans into place for appropriate coverage so that team members can take a vacation without feeling pressured to check-in to do tasks no one else can handle in their absence. Like I mentioned in the “Communication” section above, being able to reach one another in case of an emergency is still important. However, know what is an actual emergency and what merits taking people away from their family dinner or holiday plans. Also, don’t forget to lead by example. If you are working around the clock, even weekends and STAT holidays, then your team may be pressured to, as well. ConclusionMost project managers want their teams to be happy. What some people don’t realize, though, is that happiness must be achieved and earned. Big companies like HubSpot, Netflix, and Google have already realized the value of happy employees, as they were rated as the companies with the “happiest employees” in 2018. If these tech and marketing giants see the benefit of boosting employee happiness, then shouldn’t you too? If you still don’t know where to get started, try asking your employees for feedback: What do they need to feel happier and more satisfied in their work life? What can you do to improve their day-to-day workload? What are some things they struggle with as a remote employee, and how can the company help them to overcome these things?Do they have enough tools at their disposal? Are the tools they have working well?How do they feel about their current work-life balance? What is one thing they would change at the company if they could?Do they feel like they are being heard and valued? Use what you learn to build an e-workplace that caters to the needs of its employees, just as it would an important customer or client. Happy remote marketing teams produce better work. Give some of these suggestions a try and watch the boost in morale that they may inspire. CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas Ben Aston
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Ball, the No. 2 overall pick this year who is a week shy of his 20th birthday, took over down the stretch, scoring eight points in a 2 1/2-minute span. His final basket during that run, a floating layup, put Los Angeles ahead 130-122 with 1:35 to play.But the Suns came roaring back behind Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker, whose 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left cut it to 131-130. Brandon Ingram made one of two free throws to give Phoenix one last chance and Warren was fouled by Ingram on an inbounds play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe free throw was off the back of the rim, though, and the Lakers survived.Bledsoe scored 29 points, 17 in the fourth quarter. Booker also flirted with what would have been his first career triple-double, finishing with 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Warren added 24 points, 17 in the second quarter. Ingram scored 25 points for Los Angeles. View comments Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Booker was called for a flagrant one when he fouled Brewer hard on a layup with 6:02 left in the third quarter. Larry Nance Jr. jumped into the fray and put a shoulder into Booker, who responded with a shove. Booker and Nance both were assessed technical fouls.The play came during an 13-2 Lakers outburst that put Los Angeles on top 95-85 after Nance stole the ball from Booker with both players on the floor and flipped the ball to Lopez for a layup with 3:03 to play in the third quarter.The Lakers boosted the lead to 111-99 on Clarkson’s basket with 10:28 to go.TIP INSLakers: Luol Deng, who started Thursday’s opener, was inactive. … Ball had three points, nine assists and four steals in his debut Thursday night. … The Lakers locked arms as they stood for the national anthem.Suns: In the second quarter, Warren was 6 for 7 from the field and 5 for 6 from the foul line. … Booker was flattened under the Phoenix basket by Brook Lopez in the second quarter. He was slow to get up but stayed in the game. ..The Suns play their next five on the road. Their next home game is Nov. 6 against Brooklyn.UP NEXTLakers: Host New Orleans on Sunday night.Suns: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures to teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — Lonzo Ball barely missed a triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in his second NBA game and the Los Angeles Lakers held on to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-130 on Friday night.The Suns had a chance to tie it with 1.2 seconds to play, but T.J. Warren missed the first of two free throws. That meant he had to miss the second intentionally and hope for a rebound, but the Suns couldn’t get a decent shot off before the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next With young stars, Cubs likely not fading after NLCS loss Both teams were coming off of season-opening blowout losses.The Lakers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 108-92, and Phoenix was routed by Portland 124-79, the most one-sided loss in Suns history and most one-sided season opener ever in the NBA.From the opening tip Friday, it was a fast-paced, often sloppy, game with not much attention to defense.Phoenix used a 13-2 run to go up 55-49 with 7:09 left in the half and the Suns stretched it to 67-58 on another 3 by Booker with 3:34 left in the half. But the Lakers scored the next seven, five at the free throw line.Warren responded with consecutive baskets, but Ingram had the last laugh, a 3-pointer with eight seconds to play to cut Phoenix’s lead to 73-70 at the half.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort
Apple is now seeding the second beta build of the iOS 12.1 for developers giving us some more details about what the next major update to iOS 12 will bring to the table. The iOS 12.1, it seems, will pack lots of features, some that were promised by Apple previously. Most notably, the iOS 12.1 will bring over 70 new emojis and Group FaceTime to iOS devices. Apple’s newly launched iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will, more specifically, be able to make use of dual-SIM functionality and real-time depth control while shooting portrait shots.”More than 70 new emoji will be coming soon to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, including new characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food,” Apple said on its official blog. The new emojis are in line with the Unicode Consortium’s 11.0 set standardised in February.While new emojis are always fun, the iOS 12.1 will let iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users make use of their new dual-SIM feature. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max (and iPhone XR) are the first iPhones ever to support dual-SIM connectivity albeit with a twist. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR support one standard SIM card and a second eSIM which is essentially an electronic SIM card. This means only users who are subscribed to compatible networks will be able to use eSIM in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. In India, eSIM is offered by Airtel and Jio.advertisementFurther, the iOS 12.1 update will let iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users control the depth effect in their portrait shots in real-time. Currently, these phones only let you tweak depth information after taking a shot.Additionally, the new update will also reportedly bring a fix to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max ‘chargegate’ issue wherein users of the said iPhone were reporting a failure to charge their iPhones unless they woke up the devices.ALSO READ: iOS 12 announced at WWDC 2018, here’s how to get it now