Top seed Foton not looking too far ahead

first_imgPH among economies most vulnerable to virus 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 Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine But Usher is confident they will still end up where they want to.“Heading? To the championship.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Foton Tornadoes. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWith the first seed in the bag, Ariel Usher and Foton Tornadoes are not looking that far ahead yet.Usher downplayed the team’s league-best, saying it’s the championship that will cement their status as the best club in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT PBA: Globalport toys with Mahindra for first season opener win Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young MOST READ Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 EDITORS’ PICK “We keep on saying we haven’t won anything yet, we got the no.1 spot but we haven’t won anything yet, so we’re focused on the semifinals and the finals,” said Usher.The Tornadoes stopped Petron in four sets, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-14, on Thursday to finish the elimination round with a 9-1 slate while the Blaze Spikers settled for second with an 8-2 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliFoton awaits the winner of the sudden death match between RC Cola Army and Generika.“We have a good chance against either of them and we are focused on that game first,” said Usher. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas View commentslast_img read more

Immigrant Community Increasingly Targeted by Scammers

first_imgScammers are targeting North Carolinians, with the state ranking 16th in the country for numbers of scam reports to the Federal Trade Commission. While older people have long been assumed to be targets of con artists, consumer advocates say immigrants also are falling victim to crimes like identity theft and imposter phone calls and emails.Attorney David Tarpley says scammers know they’re dealing with people who aren’t familiar with how things are done in this country.“They may not understand everything they’re told, but they still go along with it,” says Tarpley. “The other reason is, they’re not as used to the customs they’ll encounter in the U.S., the way things are generally done and not done.”Debt collection scams, identity theft and imposter scams top the list of complaints in the Tar Heel State. Charlotte, Fayetteville and Greensboro have the highest number of reports.Experts advise against providing personal identifying information to callers who claim to be from a bank or a creditor, as this is not normal practice for legitimate agencies.Monica Vaca, associate director of the Division of Consumer Response and Operations with the Federal Trade Commission, advises against letting any caller spur you into immediate action, regardless of what they claim the consequences are.“Sometimes it sounds really scary,” says Vaca. “Sometimes it sounds like you’re in trouble, or somebody else is in trouble. Take a moment, pause, talk to somebody about this call – because sometimes, just saying it out loud helps you realize that this is a scam.”She also cautions people to be suspicious of callers who use threats of violence or harm, say they will publish a list of names of people who don’t pay their debts, or use obscene language. And reporting these instances can help authorities track scammers and warn others about them. One place to start is the state attorney general’s consumer protection hotline, at 877-5-NO SCAM. (877-566-7226)last_img read more