New light source shines at Brookhaven National Laboratory

first_imgProspects were looking bright today at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz dedicated the lab’s new $912 million National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), which will be the brightest synchrotron light source in the United States and—within a certain energy range—the world.“The research performed at NSLS-II will probe the fundamental structure of novel materials and help drive the development of low-cost, low-carbon energy technologies, spark advances in environmental science, and spur medical breakthroughs,” Moniz said.The NSLS-II will produce extremely intense beams of x-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared light, allowing researchers—including biologists, chemists, and environmental scientists—to peer into the nanoscale, probing the properties of materials at resolutions approaching 10 nanometers. Scientists will use the facility to study high-temperature superconductors, next-generation silicon chips, and biological proteins on the smallest scales. 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Researchers will conduct their first studies using the facility’s seven available beamlines, but engineers plan to add 25 additional beamlines over the next 5 years. Although the construction of NSLS-II and its initial beamlines were supported by DOE’s Basic Energy Sciences program, funding for additional beamlines will come from other agencies, including DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research program, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. When fully complete the facility will support more than 4000 users each year with up to 70 beamlines.Initial data from the machine are looking very promising, said NSLS-II Director John Hill. “It’s a gorgeous machine,” he said. “People are just so excited to see all their hard work pay off.”last_img read more

Years later, Roger Federer still on top

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Federer was on his way, just like so many times before.“It’s always very, very challenging to play him,” Cilic observed.Wasn’t always that way at the very beginning, actually. Yet it very much is, all these years later. So let’s recall what Federer said at the All England Club on the day he collected his very first Grand Slam title, all the way back in July 2003.“I hope,” Federer said, “it’s not going to be my last.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSeems silly nowadays, doesn’t it?Because there he was, nearly 15 full years later, tears dotting his cheeks as he spoke to an adoring Australian Open crowd after beating 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in Sunday’s final in Melbourne. Holding his most recent prize, Federer declared, “The fairy tale continues.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Source: Pistons finalizing deal to acquire Blake Griffin Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting And there’s the longevity, which is particularly impressive in light of the recent injury woes for the younger members of tennis’ elite: Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka.At 36½, Federer is now the second-oldest man to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era — Ken Roswell won Australia in 1972 at 37. And after going more than four years without a trophy, he’s added three in the span of four appearances at majors (he skipped last year’s French Open and sounds like someone contemplating doing so again in a few months’ time).“I don’t think age is an issue, per se. It’s just a number,” he said Sunday. “But I need to be very careful in my planning, really decide beforehand what are my goals, what are my priorities. I think that’s what’s going to dictate how successful I will be.”Federer was asked how long he thinks he can continue playing at this level.“No idea. Honest, I don’t know. I have no idea. I’ve won three Slams now in 12 months. I can’t believe it myself,” he said. “I just got to keep a good schedule, stay hungry, then maybe good things can happen.”Take a look at the way Federer earned his sixth Australian Open championship, tying the men’s record for most in history, to go along with his unprecedented eight Wimbledons, five U.S. Opens (tied for the most in the professional era) and one French Open.After letting a lead slip away and getting outplayed by Cilic the fourth set, Federer faced some danger in the opening game of the decider in the form of two break points.“Momentum,” Cilic would say later, “was on my side.”Right when nerves would figure to be most frayed, Federer was steadier. On the initial break chance there, Cilic got a look at a 104 mph second serve and dumped a forehand return into the net. On the next, Cilic pushed a forehand return wide off a 119 mph first serve up the “T,” and Federer yelled out in Swiss German. Two points later, Federer conjured up a cross-court backhand winner that clipped the outside of a line to cap a 15-stroke exchange and grab that game.In the next, Cilic double-faulted twice and Federer took advantage, breaking en route to a 3-0 lead. And that was pretty much that. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC It’s hard to decide what is most remarkable about Federer’s career.Cilic’s take?“The passion to compete, season after season, especially at this high level,” said the man who has lost two of the last three Grand Slam finals to the Swiss maestro. “Also, being able to challenge himself, first physically and then mentally, as well, to be at the top almost every single week.”The sheer volume of it all does stand out. Federer has won exactly 10 percent of the 200 major tournaments contested in the professional era. Before Federer started collecting his 20, the most any man managed to accumulate was the 14 for Pete Sampras; he now stands No. 3, behind Federer and Rafael Nadal with 16.There’s also that constant work to evolve and improve, most notably during his recent renaissance by adding versatility to his backhand side with a flatter, more powerful shot than his long-preferred slice.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Switzerland’s Roger Federer poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the men’s singles final at the Australian Open against Croatia’s Marin Cilic in Melbourne, Australia Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Used to be that Roger Federer simply could not win a match, let alone a championship, at major tournaments.That might be hard to imagine now that Federer owns 20 Grand Slam trophies. But you can look it up: He lost in the first round on three of his first four trips to Wimbledon, and three of his first five appearances at the French Open.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Chinese gymnast Teng Haibin pulls out of London 2012

first_imgChina’s 2004 Athens Games champion Teng Haibin has pulled out of the London Olympics gymnastics competition with an arm injury. Teng, the 2004 gold medallist who missed out on the Beijing Games, picked up the injury during the team’s training in Northern Ireland. His place will be taken by Guo Weiyang.Teng burst into tears after realising his Olympic dream was over, Xinhua reported.”It’s a challenge for us in the London Games with a series of injuries hampering our effort to win the team title, but I haven’t lost confidence in the Chinese team,” he said.China’s head coach Huang Yubin said: “Once one bad thing happens, many other things become more difficult. Now, I’m very worried about the Games.”China’s men won seven of eight golds in the men’s artistic gymnastics events in Beijing but have played down their chances of a repeat in London.last_img read more

On Basketball: This first round of playoffs sorely lacks playoff drama

first_imgDrama is in very short supply so far in these playoffs. Close games? Few and far between (more on this later). Ratings? They’re down double-digit percentages from last year, a massive hit that suggests casual fans aren’t watching if LeBron James — out of the playoffs for the first time since 2005 — isn’t playing. Tickets? There were seats on the secondary market available for Monday’s Milwaukee-Detroit game for as little as $18.That’s $18, by the way, to see a Bucks team that was the best team in the NBA during the regular season. The Bucks have the likely MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo. Pistons fans had to have known it would be their team’s last home game of the season. And it was, with Milwaukee winning in a rout to finish off a four-game sweep.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA predictable one, at that.The divide between the haves and the have-nots in the NBA looks like a canyon right now. Unless San Antonio takes two of the next three against Denver, or someone rallies from 3-1 or 3-0 down, the eight higher-seeded teams will all win in the first round for the first time since 2008. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles On the one hand, that means the second-round matchups could be really good. Boston-Milwaukee. Golden State-Houston. Philadelphia-Toronto. None of them are set yet, but they would all be fascinating if they happen.“You take control of a series by winning games on the road,” Golden State star Stephen Curry said. “We’ve been able to do that.”This past weekend, all the higher-seeded teams took control by winning away from home. Road teams went 4-0 on Saturday. Road teams went 4-0 again on Sunday. That’s never happened in NBA history. And with lower seeds not cashing in on home-court advantage, this first round might wind down real fast.Boston swept away Indiana. Milwaukee swept Detroit. Houston could sweep Utah on Monday night. Philadelphia, Golden State, Toronto and Portland all have a chance to win in five games. Entering Monday, only one series — Denver vs. San Antonio — was assured of going six games. There might not be a single Game 7 in the first round. The last time that happened was 2011.Fans might want the drama that comes with close games, long series, back-and-forth tussles. Players, of course, don’t mind going without. There have been moments, of course. Portland-Oklahoma City has given us flashes of Damian Lillard vs. Russell Westbrook. And Brooklyn-Philadelphia had some on-court shenanigans, plus Nets general manager Sean Marks somehow getting into the referee locker room to complain and a Nets owner tweeting to the league’s chagrin.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) defends against Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as he drives up court in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)ORLANDO, Florida — If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it’s this: They won’t have to watch any more first-round games.For that, they should be thankful.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hot tempers, yes. Great games, not so much.“Not worried about it or paying attention to anybody else right now,” said Toronto guard Danny Green, whose team is up 3-1 over Orlando. “We’re focused on us and Orlando. We don’t skip steps here. We can’t think about the next series. We haven’t won this series yet. Can’t even think about the next series. Orlando’s our focus. They deserve all our focus. They’re a pretty damn good team. And we’re not looking ahead because we haven’t beat them yet. The job’s not finished.”Out of the first 31 games in these playoffs, road teams have gone 17-14. That’s absurd.And just two of the 31 games have been decided by three points or less. The average margin of victory so far in these playoffs: 14 points per game.So there’s been lopsided games, and for the most part, lopsided matchups. By Wednesday, most of the second round might be set. By Thursday, the first round might be completely done. There’s a chance this could be the fastest first round since the NBA made the opening matchups all best-of-sevens in 2003.The earliest the second round can start is Saturday.Here’s hoping the intrigue ramps up around then as well.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SYKES Philippines dominates Manila and Cebu Inter-BPO Basketball Leagues DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

10 Proven Ways to Speed Up Weight Loss

first_imgAcross the world, obesity has tripled between the years of 1975 and 2017 with about 1.9 billion adults being overweight. Of these, over 650 million adults were obese. Staying healthy today requires a lot of commitment and time which, unfortunately, is something that most of us do not have much of.We bring you 10 ways to optimize the weight loss regime you follow so that you can stay healthy and happy!10. Eat before eating.A recent study has found that eating a bowl of soup before a meal can help curb your appetite. A probable explanation would be that as you wait for the soup to cool, you have to eat it slowly, giving your brain, your hormones, and your stomach enough time to coordinate a message of “fullness.”9. Spice up your food.Love spicy food? If yes, then we have some good news. Eating spicy food can temporarily boost your metabolism by up to 8%, thereby boosting the calorie-burning pace of your body. Also, it has been observed that eating spicy food encourages people to eat slowly, which is good for your metabolism.8. Eat healthy snacks.Eat more — but not at mealtimes. Yes, you read that correctly. In your weight-loss process, it is likely that you have stretched the time between your meals. While this might sound logical, it is likely that waiting until you’re extremely hungry will make you eat more before you feel satisfied. Also, you are likely to eat quickly which is something that’s definitely not recommended.Keep healthy snacks like sunflower seeds, almonds, sliced apples, whole wheat crackers, and low-fat cheese on hand and eat them every few hours.7. Sleep more.Getting proper rest is very important for your body to function well. A study found that people on a diet consumed 6% fewer calories when they got enough sleep.6. Drink a lot of tea.8 glasses of water a day is a fad. You should still be drinking water, but just drink when you are thirsty. For other occasions, tea is the better option. Tea (particularly green tea) contains many antioxidants and can help lose weight. As an additional benefit, green tea helps protect against cancer too.5. Embrace the color blue.Research has shown that people tend to eat less when eating on plates with a higher contrast in colors between the plate and the food. Researchers have found that people eat 33% less in a blue room.4. Stop multitasking.When you multitask, your mind is not focused on just one subject and it keeps moving between various subjects including the thought of food and eating. This can make you forget that you are on a diet and make you unconsciously dig deeper into your snack drawer.3. Laugh!Laughter gives the body a small aerobic workout. It causes the heart to beat faster which increases blood circulation in the body. Intense laughing for about an hour burns almost as many calories as weight lifting for 30 minutes.2. Sleep in the cold.While we sleep in the cold, the body burns fats stored in the belly to keep the body warm. A study published in the journal Diabetes showed that people who slept in rooms with a temperature of around 66° burned 7% more calories than those who slept in warmer rooms.1. Switch off the lights.It may sound weird, but it’s true. Researchers at the Ohio State University found that staying in dark places can make the body lighter.Sourcelast_img read more

6 Ways To Brand Your Business With Content

first_img When companies spend thousands of dollars developing a specific brand name or logo, they do so for a reason. This simple personification of the company’s image is often the one shot that businesses have to give their potential customers a quick and simple view into their business practices, goals and services. A company brand builds trust and credibility as well as focuses on specific demographics to drive traffic. Date and time: Never forget that the words you use to express your company are your portal to a prospective customer’s world. You must show them how you can make their life easier, more profitable, happier and more productive. If you can convey this message in all aspects of your content-driven marketing campaign, you can be successful in convincing your customers of how valuable you are to them. More than anything, treat your content with great care. The value of your content to your consumers can create a brand that people want. However, if your content is produced poorly, it could spiral your business into mediocrity. ‘t quite as easy with content. You must use your content to express yourself to your chosen demographic in a way that they will understand. Our online order form takes mere seconds to fill out. What are the distinguishing features of your services? What do you offer that your competitors cannot match? Are you a small business that can treat clients with personality or are you a super-business that prides itself on speed? Nail down the unique aspects of your business and your brand can be created with effective and interesting content. Have someone else read your work. It is best to use a professional editor. However, having a few employees or friends read your work can bring some hidden errors to the surface. Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:30pm EST  Your Credentials Product or Service Selection Consider whether this is a true statement. If you have multiple fields requesting payment information and order confirmation, this statement is probably not true. It may seem like a very small detail; however, honesty and clarity are always better than sales pitches. Tell your potential customers what information they will need before ordering. Take the image that you want to present to the public seriously, no matter what that image may be. When you talk to another person face-to-face, you have a distinct advantage. You can exchange ideas, ask questions, receive feedback and formulate your pitch based on what you know they want. A Originally published Apr 14, 2010 10:30:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 . You can also follow Corry on Your Resources 1. Avoid Hyperbole In Your Business Content BrandSome hyperbole is fairly obvious when it creeps from casual conversation into web site content. However, hyperbole can also creep into business content without you knowing it. These are broad statements that any company with a solid business plan could use to promote their services. They may not be as obvious as statements like “I could sleep for a century” or “Making this web site will kill me.” However, they can often be just as detrimental. Consider some examples: 3. Make Your Content Match Your Brand Use lists and short paragraphs. Readers will most likely be scanning your content to get the main ideas. Use these ideas as your headers and create content that can be easily summarized. Image:Depending on the strength and focus of your content, you might find that consumers begin to associate specific attributes with your business. By focusing on your image, you can quickly delegate your competition into a category that most people would consider bland. Suppose that you are a business that sells surfboards primarily to an 18-24 college student demographic. Beyond taking social media seriously, your content should be designed to grab their attention and convince them that you are their best choice. Try doing the following in this market: Reserve your spot now We offer quick and easy customer service that is accessible to everyone. 5. Focus on Your Company’s ImageTake into account how you want your visitors to view you as a company as well as how you are currently viewed in the industry. Every piece of content on your web site needs to define who your company is and what you offer that caters to your market’s individual needs. Some key talking points could include: 6. Leverage Your Key Content Branding ApproachesChoose some aspects of your business that you can use to create a specific vision of how your company values certain fundamentals of good business. Try choosing from the following when drafting content: Why should content be any different? In fact, branding your business with content is a way to show your web site visitors that you are the only solution to their problem. If you are in a competitive market saturated with “only solutions,” you need to, at the very least, use content to show your New Media thought leader, Brian Solis, will share how to implement and manage a Social Media Optimization (SMO) program. isn Personality:Try to highlight the aspects of your business that make you human. Many companies use pictures of their employees to reveal personality. However, it might be a good idea to use content in the same way. Try including personal profiles written in the first person. You can also include quotes from your employees to highlight what they enjoy about working with your company. copywriters. For more great information about improving the quality of your web content, visit Corry’s Content Writing Blog potential customer Character:Who are you? Where do you come from? What are your stances? Be honest and authentic. One wrong move in trying to be something that you are not could destroy your company image. Check your content for spelling and duplicates. Don’t simply rely on a spell checker. Read your content several times over a period of a few days to catch every error that you can find.center_img Content Marketing cliff1066™ However, this SEO 2. Discover the Strengths of Your Business and Use ThemAbove all, the content on your web site should have a purpose and it should drive home the reasons why potential customers should buy from you. Perform some research and discover what your business does best. More often than not, such research reveals regional strengths. Without knowing it, you might be the only business in the area that sells a specific product. This could set you up to offer same-day delivery to your region. That is a selling point that sets you apart from your competition. Your content should highlight that aspect of your business. Customer Service Value Outsource your content. Sometimes it’s better to admit that you are not a writer and trust a professional writer to handle your content. If you have the funds in your budget and value the image of your company, it is best to make sure that your content brand is written well the first time. Knowledge that You Bring to the Table Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Use clever and humorous language designed to grab the attention of your audience. Topics: Use simple sales pitches to which college students can relate.  Region From Which You Operate can more easily decide whether they trust you or not when they are actually looking you in the eyes. why you are their very best solution. Avoid listing too many facts and statistics. These will often turn your demographic off. Technology that You Use Live Webinar: Social Media Optimization Is The New SEO With Brian Solis Twitter. Photo Credit: 4. Create Flawless ContentNothing turns web readers off faster than content saturated with spelling or grammatical errors. Such mistakes show that you did not feel the need to invest much time or money into the face of your business. This can have a detrimental effect on the image of your company’s reliability and credibility. Check and recheck your content for errors and make sure that it stays focused and centered on your main ideas. Follow these steps for error-free and professional content: Speed of Your Service Do a prewrite. What information will you include in your content? How will you structure your words to be the most effective? What research materials will you use? potential customers Corry Cummings is the owner of Content Customs, which is a professional team of How? This statement is nowhere near specific enough to brand your business with content. Almost every business could make this claim – and many do. Exactly what about your customer service makes you special? Can you post any specific testimonials or statistics about your service?  to increase your visibility in social media! Include personal statements about your experiences with a product. Tools Available to You The following is a guest post by Corry Cummings, owner of Content Customs. Your Business Experiencelast_img read more

34 Awesome Twitter Ideas for Engaging Your Prospects

first_img Social Media Engagement Topics: Originally published Sep 20, 2011 5:00:00 PM, updated July 28 2017 This is an excerpt from our new ebook, 100 Inbound Marketing Content Ideas. For more tips like these for your blog and Facebook page, download the ebook here.Engaging your community of prospects on Twitter is an essential way to show a human face behind your brand and let your customers know you care about them. Answer their questions and provide them with content they find useful, and you’ll build the trust you need for a loyal following. But how can you keep the relationship with your Twitter followers fresh?Here are 34 ideas and tips for you to use for your own Twitter community to keep them engaged and coming back for more.Responding to Followers1. Check your @replies regularly with a Twitter client. Reply to your users’ questions.2. Assign tweets to an appropriate team member who can answer followers’ question if you cannot.3. Offer to email with community members if they have further questions.4. Have a blog post answering FAQ’s that you can refer to. Link to it regularly.5. If you work in a regulated industry, pre-write 140-character responses to common questions that are pre-approved by stakeholders. This will enable you to still engage in real time with those who are asking questions.6. Use “@Reply” in the very beginning of a tweet to someone if you only want your followers who follow them to see the tweet. Add words or a character in front of the @reply if you want all of your followers to see the tweet.7. If a conversation turns into a heated debate, know when to take it off of @reply and use direct messages (DMs).8. Thank people who comment on and share your blog posts.9. Thank people who share your webinars and ebooks.10. Write as you would write in regular conversation. Use emoticons and exclamation points. Write in first person. (Examples: “I’m sorry.” “We’re excited.”) It shows that an actual human is behind the Twitter account.Twitter Tools11. Find and follow your competitors’ followers using FollowerWonk. Learn from them, and tweet the types of content and hashtags they care about.12. Use a separate Twitter app on your phone for your personal account and for your business’ account to avoid posting content meant for your personal account on your business account.13. Add UTM codes to your tweets to track your referring traffic from Twitter in Google Analytics.14. If you’re tweeting as part of a webinar or Twitter chat, kindly alert your followers and recommend that, if they don’t want to see your tweets, to use Proxlet to mute you.15. Use SocialBro to identify demographic information about your Twitter followers. Learn factors like nationality and gender, and participate in relevant holidays. (Example: Happy Boxing Day to our Canadian followers!)16. Measure your click-throughs on the links you share with bitly. Replicate the kind of language you use in those tweets to increase engagement from your followers.17. Don’t wait for Google Alerts. Maintain and monitor a Twitter list (in a Twitter client) of the actual publications and companies that matter most to your industry and community. When news breaks about your industry, you’ll be the first to share it. This builds authority.Sharing Your Content18. Post tweets of your blog posts. Use a variety of headlines, and test what drives the most click-throughs.19. Schedule tweets of blog posts on the weekends, as people read on the weekends, too. Also, post tweets of blog posts at night, as this targets people in other time zones.20. If your blog post is a list of tips, offer one tip with a link to the post as a “teaser.”21. If you feature tools or other companies in your blog posts, Cc them on the tweets to let them know so they retweet your content.22. If you have evergreen content on your blog, don’t be afraid to schedule tweets of those older blog posts. A few months later, they will still be valuable to your audience, and your readers may have missed them the first time.Incorporate Other Platforms23. Let your Twitter followers know about a great contest or discussion happening on your Facebook page or LinkedIn group, and invite them to be a part of it. Don’t beg for Likes and members, though. (It’s annoying.)24. Share your email newsletter on Twitter. Invite people to sign up for your newsletter by sharing a link to the landing page where they can sign up.25. Do a Twtpoll. Ask your followers a question, and use the results for blog content.26. Participate in relevant Twitter chats related to your community.27. Don’t cross-post your content to Facebook and LinkedIn. They are different platforms; treat them individually.28. If you’re working on a blog post, ask your community members for help. Reach out to them, and ask for their tips. It shows there’s a person behind the Twitter account.Create Original Tweets29. Offer a daily tip just for your Twitter followers.30. Tell a joke or a riddle.31. Use pictures. Show what you’re working on. Offer a behind-the-scenes look. Take a picture at a conference or event.32. Ask your followers a question or for their opinion on a relevant topic. Collect the tweets with Storify, and use them for a blog post.Follow Friday33. Use #FollowFriday to shine the light on your most engaged community members.34. Do a “special edition” #FollowFriday and give it a theme. Group special community members together for a specific reason, trait, or contribution to the community.How do you engage your audience with Twitter? Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to share this post! 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BJP stars shining, reveals exit poll

first_imgThe current election has been a star-studded affair with many new faces from the world of Bollywood and sport throwing their cap into the political fray, from Gautam Gambhir and Sunny Deol who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to Urmila Matondkar making her electoral debut with the Congress party.But what’s the chance of them likely winning? The India Today- My Axis India exit poll has some interesting answers.Most celebs who joined the BJP recently seem to be riding to success on the back of Modi wave 2.0.Actor Sunny Deol, who is contesting from Gurdaspur, and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who is contesting from East Delhi, seem to be cruising to easy wins in their constituencies. The same is true for first-timer and singer Hans Raj Hans (North-West Delhi) and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishen (Gorakhpur).Actors and sitting MPs Hema Malini and Kirron Kher too are projected to win from their constituencies of Mathura and Chandigarh, respectively.However, BJP candidate Jaya Prada could lose to Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh and so could Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav to SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh. The chances of two other BJP veterans are doubtful as they both face tough battles in their constituencies- Union minister Smriti Irani against Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and BJP MP Manoj Tiwari against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in North East Delhi.The Congress too had roped in some stars for the current election but their chances of winning seem dismal. Actor Urmila Matondkar is likely to lose from Mumbai North while boxer Vijender Singh Beniwal is also predicted to lose in South Delhi.advertisementThe fortunes of veteran actors and MPs Raj Babbar and Shatrughan Sinha, who switched from the BJP to the Congress recently, are also in the dark as the exit poll forecasts they could both lose, the former from Fatehpur Sikri and the latter from his seat of Patna Sahib.The stars don’t seem to favour the Sinha family as Shatrughan’s wife, Poonam, who joined the Samajwadi Party to fight against Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lucknow, is also likely to lose.But the tale is most interesting in West Bengal where the Trinamool Congress (TMC) went all out to woo voters by gathering as much celeb power as it could.Two of its newest members, Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty are good bets to win from Basirhat and Jadavpur. However, Moon Moon Sen isn’t likely to win against BJP candidate Babul Supriyo in Asansol, while Satabdi Roy faces a tough fight against BJP leader Dudhkumar Mandal in Birbhum.Another BJP candidate and actor Locket Chatterjee is also predicted to win in Hooghly. The only celeb who’s contesting as an Independent is actor Prakash Raj but he’s likely to lose.READ | Will star power help celebs grab power this election season?ALSO READ | Exit poll 2019: Check India Today-Axis My India exit poll for seat by seat resultALSO WATCH | India Today-Axis My India poll predicts thumping win for NDAlast_img read more

Perfecting the Sponsored Content Pitch for Advertisers: 3 Must Haves

first_img Originally published Oct 22, 2015 7:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Business Pitches As you consider implementing a sponsored content offering, it’s important to remember that like any other type of ad inventory, sponsored content won’t sell itself. Rather you need to have a sales team well-equipped to sell inbound to new and existing advertisers who may be less familiar with the methodology or benefits behind it.Internally, adopting an inbound methodology involves different areas of the business, including stakeholders from your marketing department, audience development or circulation team, editorial team, and beyond. Perhaps most important however, sales is a key piece of implementing any new advertiser program. This team is on the front line talking to potential advertisers and often the only opportunity your company has to drum up new business.Remember, just because your company has bought into inbound and sponsored content as a strategy doesn’t mean your advertisers have. But, shifting from more traditional advertising offerings to those involving inbound and sponsored content may involve a significant learning curve on the part of your sales team, and will likely require a good level of retraining. You need to spend time re-training your sales team to sell inbound campaigns by identifying what’s in it for the advertisers. Once they’ve gotten this, here area few ways you can really polish that pitch.Polishing the Sponsored Content Pitch1) Know Your Advertisers’ LanguagePublishers and their sales team need to be able to speak in terms that are understood by, and resonate with, their advertisers. Therefore, your team needs to have a firm grasp of the marketing funnel and how it works, what campaign ROI metrics advertisers care about, and which audience insights matter to advertisers (whether it’s purchase intent, demographics, or another set of metrics). For instance, while many publishers value—and therefore sell—reach and audience demographics, what advertisers fundamentally care about is how that’s going to increase their MQLs and sales prospects. In other words, think about how you can best sell what advertisers care about most, and don’t leave it up to their team to guess or draw conclusions. They might guess wrong.2) Be Able to Sell Your DatabaseNo, your sales team isn’t literally selling your list. But your readers are one of your biggest assets. Your sales team needs to have a much deeper understanding of what’s most valuable about your readers in the eyes of advertisers. What are they clicking on? What’s their most common job role or level? How long do they stay on your site? Which readers have converted on an offer before? All of this information helps you identify the people in your database with real purchase intent to highlight for advertisers, and can be presented in a number of ways—personas, charts, or even infographics.3) Know How to Map Your Content to the Buyer’s JourneyMake sure your sales team understands the buyers journey, especially as it applies to your readers and your advertisers. From there, they should be able to explain in detail what each piece of content you provide is, and how it aligns with that readers’ purchase decision process. Your sales team should also be able to communicate specifically how each reader will be nurtured from one stage to the next. In this conversation, if you’re able to include any funnel metrics you have available—conversion rates, expected ROIs etc—you’re in a good spot. Make sure to talk about the different types of offerings your company has (ebooks, guides, white papers, etc), what goals each achieve, and how your editorial team creates them.BONUS: Use Case StudiesWhat better sales tool could you have but great examples of how you’ve run these campaigns before, and how successful they’ve been? Put together case studies that advertisers can easily see replicated for themselves. Include highlights of things like MQL identification, cost per MQL, advertiser conversion rates, or net ROI so advertisers can see the possible impact it may have on their own bottom line.Selling sponsored content and inbound is a big shift for many publishers, and an even bigger shift for their advertisers. The best tool in your belt to get these programs up and running is a well informed and trained sales team. There may be a little more investment in the beginning, but these programs can pay out in dividends in the long run.  Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

The Pros & Cons of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Other Social Networks [Infographic]

first_img Originally published Apr 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM, updated June 30 2017 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Nowadays, social media is one of the main channels used by companies to reach their target audiences. But with so many different social networks available, how do you choose which will work best for you?It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.For example, recent research has shown that teens and millennials are moving away from Facebook and into other social networks like Instagram and Snapchat. So if you’re primarily targeting teens, you may want to focus your resources on building a stronger presence on those networks.Click here to learn about using social media in every stage of the funnel.To learn more about each social network’s strengths and weaknesses, check out the infographic below from Visage. It’ll cover the key stats, pros, and cons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Snapchat. Acknowledging these can help you create and publish the most engaging content possible on the networks that work for you.184Save184Save Topics: Facebook Marketinglast_img read more

Fact or Fiction: The SEO Edition [Quiz]

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! Just when you thought you were up-to-date on the latest SEO best practices, an algorithm change or a new expert post has you questioning yourself. Sound familiar?It’s true, the world of SEO is spinning faster than ever, and for every new strategy, an old one becomes obsolete. As inbound marketers, it’s our job to stay informed of these changes, while continuously questioning the status quo.With the help of Matthew Howells-Barby, HubSpot’s Director of Acquisition and in-house SEO expert, we took a look at our SEO strategy and decided to share it with all of you in our free SEO Tutorial.Click here to get everything you need to get your website ranking in search.Is your team still focusing on keywords rather than topic clusters? Do you have an active backlink strategy? See how you and your team fare in the new world of search engine optimization by taking this 10-question quiz.Fact or Fiction: The SEO Edition Originally published Jan 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM, updated April 27 2018 Topics: SEOlast_img read more

45 Visual Content Marketing Statistics You Should Know in 2019

first_imgAt the end of every year, we like to read through some of the major reports on inbound marketing, content marketing, social media, and online behavior.It’s amazing how fast things can change in just one or two years, and 2018 has a breadth of surprising statistics to reflect on.This year, we’ve seen the continued importance of visual content emphasized by the changes that occurred across almost every major social network, including Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. At the same time, videos have become powerful tools for brands looking to communicate more easily with their readers, and virtual reality (VR) is finding its place as a marketing tool in numerous businesses. To help you keep pace with these trends, let’s take a look at some visual content marketing statistics that demonstrate the impact visual content has on reach, engagement, and sales. You can jump to the following categories to see statistics related to that category:General Visual ContentVideoEmerging Visual MarketingInfographicsSocial Media(Want to learn more about content creation, strategy, and promotion? Take our free Content Marketing Certification course.)Access 195+ Marketing Design Templates45 Visual Content Marketing Statistics You Should Know in 2018General Visual Content Statistics1. 32% of marketers say visual images are the most important form of content for their business, with blogging in second (27%). (Source)2. 80% of marketers use visual assets in their social media marketing. Video (63%), alone, has also surpassed blogging (60%) in usage as a social media marketing asset. (Source)3. When people hear information, they’re likely to remember only 10% of that information three days later. However, if a relevant image is paired with that same information, people retained 65% of the information three days later. (Source)4. 11% more B2C marketers than B2B marketers say visual content is the most important type of content today. (Source)5. 51% of B2B marketers prioritize creating visual assets as part of their content marketing strategy. (Source)Source: Content Marketing InstituteVideo Marketing Statistics6. Mobile video usage has increased by nearly 10 million daily viewing minutes in the last two years.  (Source)7. Cisco projects that global internet traffic from videos will make up 82% of all consumer internet traffic by 2021.  (Source)8. 70% of YouTube viewers watch videos for “help with a problem” they’re having in their hobby, studies, or job.  (Source)9. 43% of B2C marketers say pre-produced video is the most successful type of content for marketing purposes.  (Source)10. Globally, YouTube is consumers’ leading source of video content, at 83% (Facebook is second, at 67%).  (Source)11. Video streaming has increased significantly in the last several years. The live-streaming platform, Twitch, saw an increase of more than 13 million average daily streaming hours between 2012 and 2017.  (Source)12. 62% of B2B marketers have rated video as an effective content marketing tactic.  (Source)13. Using the word “video” in an email subject line boosts open rates by 19% and clickthrough rates by 65%.  (Source)14. In a 2018 HubSpot survey, 54% of consumers wanted to see more video content from a brand or business they support.  (Source)Source: HubSpot ResearchEmerging Visual Marketing Trends15. As of 2018, 35% of marketers use live video.  (Source)16. Live videos on Facebook have an engagement rate of 4.3% compared to 2.2% for non-live videos.  (Source)17. 90% of all video plays on Twitter take place on mobile devices.  (Source)18. Videos 20 minutes in length or longer account for 55% of total video consumption time on smartphones.  (Source)19. Magnifyre found that 29% more people viewed a 360-degree video than the same video in traditional format.  (Source)20. 85% of adults consume content on multiple devices at the same time.  (Source)21. According to the Lowes home improvement store, how-to videos that were shown in virtual reality (VR) had a 36% higher recall by viewers compared to people who only viewed the YouTube video.  (Source)22. According to a 2018 survey, 82% of respondents expect people to focus on developing augmented reality (AR) experiences for smartphones.  (Source)23. Gaming, education, and healthcare are the top three industries expected to invest the most in VR technology for business growth.  (Source)Source: Perkins Coie LLCInfographic Stats24. Eye-tracking studies show internet readers pay close attention to information-carrying images. In fact, when the images are relevant, readers spend more time looking at the images than they do reading text on the page.  (Source)25. Infographics can increase web traffic by up to 12%.  (Source)26. Infographics have had the biggest increase in usage among B2B marketers in the last four years — now at 65%.  (Source)27. People following directions with text and illustrations do 323% better than people following directions without illustrations. Take content marketer Ryan Robinson’s guide on how to start a blog as an example, where he teaches readers the process of building a blog through a combination of text, illustrations and infographics.  (Source)Source: NeoMamSocial Media Stats28. Tweets with images receive 150% more retweets than tweets without images.  (Source)Source: Buffer29. In an analysis of over 1 million articles, BuzzSumo found that articles with an image once every 75-100 words received double the social media shares as articles with fewer images. (Source)30. Facebook posts with images see 2.3X more engagement than those without images.  (Source)Source: Buzzsumo31. The equivalent of 110 years of live video is watched on Periscope every day.  (Source)32. There are more than 500 million Instagram users active every day. (Source)33. 67% of marketers consider Facebook their most important social media platform. (Source)Source: Social Media Examiner34. 85% of videos on Facebook are watched without sound.  (Source)35. More than 500 million Facebook users are watching videos on Facebook every day.  (Source)36. Snapchat users watch 10 billion videos per day.  (Source)37. Snapchat users share 9,000 photos per second.  (Source)38. 52% of marketers report seeing their organic reach on Facebook decline in the last year.  (Source)39. 92% of the videos on Facebook are published as Facebook native videos.  (Source)40. Snapchat has 187 million daily active Snapchat users as of 2018.  (Source)41. 8% more B2C marketers than B2B marketers are interested in learning more about Pinterest as a visual content platform.  (Source)42. Shopify users referred by Pinterest spend an average of $80 compared to the Facebook referral average of $40.  (Source)Source: Jeff Bullas43. Over 80% of pins are re-pins compared to 1.4% of tweets retweeted.  (Source)44. YouTube reaches more 18+-year-olds during prime-time viewing hours than any cable TV network.  (Source)45. Half of YouTube subscribers between the ages of 18 and 34 would drop whatever they were doing to watch a new video from their favorite channel.  (Source)  Don’t forget to share this post! Visual Content Originally published Aug 16, 2018 11:59:00 PM, updated July 22 2019 Topics:last_img read more

Real Madrid January transfer news LIVE

first_img“He is a Madrid player and what he wants is to finish his career here. I do not see him playing anywhere else.”Read the full story right here on Goal! ‘Keeping Kane will be difficult’Harry Kane Golden Boot 21052017Tottenham may see their hand forced by Harry Kane at some stage if Real Madrid and Manchester United rumours persist, Christian Ziege has warned.“He has the option to change [clubs] in the Premier League or if he wants to have experience away from the Premier League. At some stage, if he wants to move on, it will be difficult to keep him.”Read the full story right here on Goal!James tells Mina to join MadridJames Rodriguez ColombiaJames Rodriguez has attempted to convince his countryman Yerry Mina to join Real Madrid instead of Barcelona, according to Don Balon , Mina is in talks with Barcelona over a move but the Bayern Munich midfielder, who is on loan from the Blancos, is trying to get Mina to change his mind.  It appears that Rodriguez’s pleas are falling on deaf ears, however, as Mina reportedly is still on the verge of signing with the Blaugrana. Man Utd to swoop for KaneHarry Kane Tottenham BurnleyManchester United are ready to hijack Real Madrid’s move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, according to Don Balon , via the Manchester Evening News . Kane is in high demand after establishing himself as one of Europe’s best goalscorers, and the Red Devils have emerged as the main rivals for a potential Madrid bid. Chelsea and Manchester City are also reportedly interested in signing Kane, but Man Utd are seen as the biggest threat to Madrid.Hazard rejects second contract offerEden Hazard ChelseaEden Hazard has rejected Chelsea’s second offer of a new contract, according to RMC . The Belgium international’s current deal runs through 2020, but the Blues are offering fresh terms to prevent Real Madrid from swooping for Hazard.Antonio Conte is reportedly furious with Hazard’s refusal to sign a new deal, which would have made the Belgian the highest-paid player in Chelsea’s history. Inter to offer Icardi new dealMauro Icardi InterInter sporting director Piero Ausilio says the club could offer Mauro Icardi a new contract to fend off interest from Real Madrid.Icardi signed a five-year contract at San Siro in October 2016, but his red-hot form could mean the Serie A side will have to offer another raise to keep him at San Siro. The Blancos are reportedly planning to trigger a €110 million release clause in the 24-year-old’s contract this summer to seal his signature. Read the full story on Goal!​ Kepa not given permission for Madrid medicalKepa Arrizabalaga Athletic ClubAthletic goalkeeper Kepa may have travelled to Real Madrid for a medical but if so, he was not given permission to do so. “I have no idea if he did a medical, I don’t know what to tell you,” Ziganda told reporters on Friday.When asked whether Kepa had been given permission to have a medical at Madrid, Ziganda responded: “Of course he didn’t.”Read the full story on Goal!​ PSG to include Cavani in Ronaldo bidParis Saint-Germain are willing to use Edinson Cavani as a makeweight in their bid to sign Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, claims El Confidencial .Ronaldo’s long-term future at Madrid is uncertain as the current Ballon d’Or holder reportedly wants to be made the world’s best-paid player, if he is to sign a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.The Portuguese has long been a target for PSG, who would be keen to form a powerful attacking trident of Ronaldo, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.And, to help reduce the cost of the deal, along with persuading Madrid to sell Ronaldo, the French giants are prepared to include Cavani as part of their offer.David Luiz offered to MadridDavid Luiz ChelseaDavid Luiz’s representatives have offered the Chelsea defender to Real Madrid, in addition to Barcelona, reports Mundo Deportivo .The Brazil international is looking to leave Chelsea during the January transfer window, so that he can play regularly before the World Cup in Russia in the summer.Barcelona have already twice turned down the chance to sign the centre-half, with Madrid also offered the opportunity of a deal. Arsenal have also been linked with a January approach for Luiz.Kepa passes Madrid medicalKepa Arrizabalaga Athletic BilbaoAthletic goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has passed a medical ahead of a move to Real Madrid, reports Onda Cero .Kepa has agreed a six-year contract with Madrid and is keen for the transfer to be finalised now, rather than at the end of the season.Arsenal eye up Vazquez moveLucas Vazquez Real Madrid Levante LaLigaArsenal want to sign Real Madrid attacker Lucas Vazquez as the replacement for Alexis Sanchez, claims Don Balon .Alexis is desperate to leave Arsenal in the transfer window and wants to join Manchester City now, rather than wait to complete a free transfer at the end of the season when his contract expires.A string of names has been mooted to replace the Chilean, with Madrid’s Vazquez now an option for Arsene Wenger, who feels the Spaniard has the qualities to compensate for Alexis’s departure. Transfers Real Madrid January transfer news LIVE: Zidane wants Liverpool star Salah Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:13 1/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Real Madrid Primera División Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane considers his January transfer window options Real Madrid set to bid for SalahMohamed Salah’s early-season success with Liverpool has led to interest from Real Madrid, OK Diario reports. Zinedine Zidane’s men have misfired offensively this season and are looking for solutions in front of goal, with the Egypt star touted as a possibility after an explosive beginning to life at Anfield.Madrid are aware that a deal during January will be complicated but are set to return in the summer. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Zidane certain Ronaldo will stay at MadridCristiano Ronaldo, Real MadridReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will stay put, despite recent speculation that the forward is unsettled at the Santiago Bernabeu,”I cannot imagine a Real Madrid without Cristiano,” he said ahead of the club’s La Liga match at Celta Vigo on Sunday.last_img read more

Ohio State Safety Jordan Fuller Ejected vs. Nebraska After Questionable Targeting Call

first_imgJordan Fuller was ejected on this play.Every week, there are a half-dozen questionable targeting calls that lead to ejections in college football. We just saw another in the Ohio State vs. Nebraska contest.Early in the second quarter, with Ohio State leading 16-7, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez attempted to find tight end Kurt Rafdal across the middle. Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller attempted to tackle Rafdal, leading with his shoulder. Rafdal didn’t make the catch and fell to the ground, right as Fuller hit him.Fuller wound up hitting Rafdal in the head/neck area. It was called targeting. The call was held up and Fuller was ejected.It certainly doesn’t look like Fuller was being malicious. But that’s the rule these days. Here’s the play:Ohio State’s Jordan Fuller was ejected for targeting. pic.twitter.com/cccZ7MKgzd— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) November 3, 2018Jordan Fuller gets ejected for confirmed targeting on Kurt Rafdal. In Fuller’s place, Brendon White enters at safety next to Shaun Wade. Tough play for Fuller with Rafal falling down during Adrian Martinez’s short pass on 1st-and-10 from Nebraska’s 11 but Ohio State buckles down. pic.twitter.com/BENkyNqQek— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) November 3, 2018Jordan Fuller has been ejected for targeting. #OSUvNEB pic.twitter.com/xQ02smkkrr— The Lantern (@TheLantern) November 3, 2018Ohio State, after a rough start, has scored 16 unanswered points and holds a 16-7 lead midway through the second quarter.last_img read more

Nebraska Releases New Statement Regarding RB Maurice Washington

first_imgNebraska's flag waves in the wind.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: A flag of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flys before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)In the wake of the recent report that Nebraska running back Maurice Washington was the subject of an arrest warrant in California, the school appears to have been carefully getting all of the facts straight. Now, Nebraska has released a new statement providing an update.On Thursday evening, the Nebraska athletic department revealed how and when it was informed of the charges Washington is facing. The department revealed that it was first made aware of the situation in September 13, 2018 – more than two years after the event allegedly took place, and several months after the investigation apparently began.According to Nebraska, it was unaware of what the issues concerning Washington were in September. Via Corn Nation:On September 13, 2018, the UNL Police Department informed the Nebraska Athletic Department that the Nebraska Attorney General’s office was seeking to talk to Maurice Washington. UNLPD also provided contact information for Jamie Vaughn, Executive Associate Athletic Director-Compliance, to the Nebraska Attorney General’s office. UNLPD did not know the nature of the inquiry.The school revealed that it spoke to an investigator in the matter and ultimately introduced Washington to an attorney.The statement goes on to say that the school was first made aware of the exact nature of the charges on February 8, 2019, when Michael Bott of NBC Bay Area revealed that he would be publishing a story on the issue. Bott revealed to Nebraska that the charges were for felony child pornography and for misdemeanor “revenge porn.”Washington was Nebraska’s third-leading rusher in 2018, rushing for 455 yards on 77 carries and adding another 221 yards receiving.It remains to be seen if the school intends to impose any disciplinary measures on Washington.Stay tuned.[Corn Nation]last_img read more

Nick Saban Facing Some Criticism For How Long He’s Playing His Starters

first_imgNick Saban crossing his arms.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during warm ups prior to the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against the Washington Huskies at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama should have its game against Ole Miss well in hand. Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide lead 59-24 late in the fourth quarter.It is hard to second guess Nick Saban, with what he’s done with the Crimson Tide. One can very reasonably argue that he’s the best college football coach of all time.That doesn’t mean he’s infallible, though. Tonight, he’s catching a bit of heat for leaving his starters in well into the fourth quarter.It wasn’t until the Tide’s most recent drive, which began with just over five minutes left in the game, that backup quarterback Mac Jones led the second string onto the field. Tua Tagovailoa led Alabama on a final touchdown drive to get to 59 points that ended with just over seven minutes left in the game. For those who have Alabama -37.5, the effort is likely appreciated (even if the Tide may fall short of covering that spread). That is definitely not at the top of Saban’s mind, though.Others don’t love that he had the Alabama starters out there so late, risking injury in what was clearly garbage time.Bama got all the starters playing 10 mins left in the 4th up 28. Saban’s an asshole lol— C-32 (@CeeBoogie) September 28, 2019Time to take out the starters…ha ha, I’m so sure Saban wants my two cents😂😂😂 #RollTide— HardwickMom (@HardwickMom) September 28, 2019He’s still in with less than 8:00 left in the game and a 35 point lead. This is the one criticism I’ve had of Saban. He leaves his starters in for too long— Chris Smith (@TideFalcon) September 28, 2019Luckily, it doesn’t sound like there were any major issues, aside from an injury to Henry Ruggs much earlier in the game.Tagovailoa was incredible, completing 26-of-36 throws for 418 yards and six touchdowns. He ran for a seventh score, and was responsible for every offensive touchdown scored by the Crimson Tide.Alabama will move to 5-0 ahead of next weekend’s bye.last_img read more

Kitson Town All-Age Installs New Prefects and Celebrates National Heroes

first_img “Don’t believe that if you waste today, there will be much opportunity for you tomorrow. Some might be able to bounce back, but some won’t. What you waste today, you might not get it tomorrow,” The St. Catherine-based Kitson Town All-Age School, installed its new prefects and celebrated the work of the National Heroes, during a special function held on Wednesday, October 16, on the school grounds.The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) participated in the celebrations, presenting the institution with several publications on Jamaica’s Heritage.In her charge to the new appointees, Principal, Nerica Powell-Hay, said the prefect system is designed to empower and to assist the students in their leadership journey.“We, at the Kitson Town All-Age School, believe that you are an important asset to our institution. This opportunity will propel you to new heights. We promise to travel alongside you as you develop your strength, and explore new ways to enhance your self-awareness,” she stated.She told them that they were elected to represent the entire student body and encouraged them to do well and motivate others. “Lead by example and be trustworthy. This quality will endear you not only to your teachers, but also to your classmates. Have a support system that includes your parents, classmates and your teachers, they have your best interest in mind, and they will push you to success,” Mrs. Powell-Hay advised.In his address, past student at the school, and Reporter at the JIS, Garfield Angus, who presented the publications on behalf of the agency, encouraged the student leaders to emulate the country’s heroes and stand for what is right, even if this will make them unpopular among their peers.He also urged the students to make good use of their educational opportunities.“Don’t believe that if you waste today, there will be much opportunity for you tomorrow. Some might be able to bounce back, but some won’t. What you waste today, you might not get it tomorrow,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, Bishop Rowan Edwards, who was the guest speaker at the function, encouraged the students to have a clear vision for their future.“You have to plan towards your future; the future of your school, the future of your family, the future of everything that surrounds you. You have to make sure that your vision is intact. The National Heroes, they were looking way ahead, that’s why they put up the fight that they did. They fought hard to make sure that this country becomes what they wanted to see. Now, they are all gone, we who are here have to be thinking what we want for our future, so your vision is important,” he stated. The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) participated in the celebrations, presenting the institution with several publications on Jamaica’s Heritage Meanwhile, Bishop Rowan Edwards, who was the guest speaker at the function, encouraged the students to have a clear vision for their future. Story Highlightslast_img read more

New Justin Bieber exhibit in Stratford filled with personal memorabilia from his

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Fans have already snapped up many of the tickets to Stratford Perth Museum’s Justin Bieber exhibit, opening Feb. 18. – Chris Pizzello/AP/File Facebook “We really didn’t believe how big he got so quick,” says his grandfather, Bruce Dale. “It was just amazing.” Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Justin Bieber’s grandparents stand next to the steps of the Avon Theatre in his hometown of Stratford, Ont., where they remember him busking even before he turned 10.“He was raising money to take his mom on a trip to Disney World… and he did,” says Diane Dale, Bieber’s grandmother. “He made a lot of money sitting here on the steps. He was good.”Viral videos of him performing on the steps of the theatre are what helped Bieber get noticed by his talent manager Scooter Braun and become one of the best-selling artists in the world soon afterwards. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan undergoes heart surgery

first_img(Minister John Duncan (right) with Chief Clifford Bull (left) and Janelle Manitowabi (centre) at the grand opening of Lac Seul’s new Obishikokaang elementary school. (INAC/Photo)APTN National NewsOTTAWA–Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan underwent heart surgery on Tuesday, according to a message posted on the Indian Affairs website.Duncan was in hospital for heart valve replacement surgery to replace a congenital heart valve defect, the message said.“Minister Duncan is in good health and will be recuperating at home for the next few weeks,” the message said.Heritage Minister James Moore will take up Duncan’s portfolio in the interim.“Minister Duncan looks forward to coming back and assuming his responsibilities as minister of Indian Affairs,” said the message. “Minister Duncan is thankful for all the kind wishes he has received as he recovers.”National Chief Shawn Atleo, who is at a special chiefs assembly in Gatineau, Que., said he had only heard the news today and hoped Duncan recovered quickly.last_img read more