Former judge to probe BHU violence

first_imgThe Banaras Hindu University on Tuesday formed a high-power inquiry committee headed by a retired judge to probe the incident of lathicharge on protesting students and arson in the campus, which left several students, journalists and policemen injured.Meanwhile, Varanasi Divisional Commissioner Nitin Gokarn in his probe report submitted to the government is said to have blamed the BHU administration for not handling the incident, particularly the complaint of the molestation victim, in a sensitive manner and indicted the varsity for not taking timely action. The report submitted to Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, however, has not been made public.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had ordered the Divisional Commissioner and Varanasi ADG Vishwajit Mahapatra to probe the incident that took place on Saturday night.Promises actionBHU Vice-Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi said an inquiry committee headed by retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice V.K. Dikshit had been formed to probe the incident. Mr. Tripathi said the committee would shed light on ‘all aspects’ of the incident. “Whatever the recommendations of the committee, the University will take action on it,” he said.He said he would comment on the commissioner’s report after reading it.Amid speculation that the government had ordered a judicial probe, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Shrikant Sharma said only two existing probes stood in the BHU case — one by the ADG-Divisional Commissioner and the other by the District Magistrate of Varanasi. Mr. Sharma, however, told The Hindu that the CM had taken a serious view of the BHU incident and “to prevent such incidents in future, he appealed to the vice-chancellors of universities in U.P. to establish communication with students and identify those involved in cases of eve-teasing and take action against them.”A fine arts student of the BHU was molested by bike riders while she was returning to her hostel on Thursday evening. The victim alleged that instead of helping her the security guards on campus blamed her for not walking carefully in the dark while the warden questioned her character.Angered by this, scores of students, girls and boys, gathered at the main gate of the BHU for a protest which turned violent on Saturday after police lathi-charged the protesters, who the administration claimed included ‘anti-social elements.’last_img read more

ScienceShot: Hawaiian Paradise for Dolphins and Whales

first_imgEighteen species of odontocetes—the toothed whales and dolphins, which include sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins—call the Hawaiian Islands home. But until now, little was known about where most of these 18 species dwell in these waters, what depths they prefer, and their population numbers. A team of scientists has helped fill in the blanks via a unique, 13-year survey made in small boats, ranging in size from 5.5 to 18 meters. Over the years, they covered 84,758 kilometers of survey lines, spotted 2018 odotocetes, and photographed as many of them as possible to ensure that each species was correctly identified. The slideshow above shows some of the rarer species. The team reports its findings online today in Aquatic Mammals. Knowing which cetaceans live where in the ocean and at what depths is important, the scientists say, in order to mitigate any problems that may occur from human activities, such as aquaculture, energy development, and Naval training exercises. Most troubling, the survey revealed that many of the cetaceans have strong preferences for living at specific depths. For instance, bottlenose dolphins and spinner dolphins were most often found in very shallow water (less than 500 meters), while striped and Risso’s dolphins and sperm whales preferred deeper waters (over 4000 meters). It’s unlikely, the scientists note, that aquaculture ventures will find a place free of fish-stealing dolphins, because they occupy such a range of depths. Similarly, the U.S. Navy will have trouble finding areas in Hawaii that don’t overlap with cetaceans, such as beaked and melon-headed whales, and pygmy killer whales, that are adversely affected by the type of active sonar used in training exercises. They live at the full range of depths that the Navy’s sonar uses, too.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Lionel Messi hurt again as Barcelona beats Villarreal 2-1

first_imgThis jewelry designer is also an architect Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ The victory helped Barcelona rebound from two recent setbacks and move to fourth place in the league standings, one point behind leader Granada, which earlier Tuesday drew 1-1 at Valladolid. Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid have the same 11 points as Granada, but both teams have a game in hand.Barcelona lost 2-0 to Granada on Saturday, and was held 0-0 by Borussia Dortmund last week in its first Champions League match of the season.Griezmann opened the scoring with a header from a cross by Messi in the sixth minute for his third goal since joining Barcelona in the offseason.“We are still far from our best, but with time, as we play more matches, we will keep improving,” Griezmann said.Arthur added to the lead with a powerful shot from outside the area in the 15th, and Cazorla pulled one back for the visitors in the 44th, also from long range.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP: Ateneo closes in on 1st round sweep, fends off UE LATEST STORIES MOST READ Messi, who on Monday won his sixth FIFA player of the year award, didn’t return for the second half because of an apparent left leg muscle problem.“When something happens to Messi, it seems that the world comes to a halt,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “But it looks like it’s only some minor pain in his abductor (muscle). We replaced him as a precaution. We don’t want to take any risks.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Barcelona did not immediately give an official medical report on Messi’s problem.Arthur also scored for the Catalan club, while Santi Cazorla pulled Villarreal closer just before halftime. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Messi hurt his left leg less than half an hour into the match. The playmaker left the field and doctors attended to his leg for few minutes before he eventually returned and finished the half.Messi, who had been nursing a right calf injury he picked up in the preseason, played his first minutes of the season when he came off the bench in the second half of the match against Borussia Dortmund last week. He also came off the bench in the second half of the loss at Granada.Messi was replaced by Ousmane Dembele, who has also been injured and made his first appearance since the league opener.Teenage sensation Ansu Fati also entered the match in the second half, replacing Luis Suárez. The change improved Barcelona but eighth-place Villarreal kept threatening throughout the match.“We stayed alive until the end but couldn’t come up with we equalizer,” Cazorla said. “We played well, but unfortunately we leave without any points.”Barcelona has conceded at least once in all six league games. Its three victories have come at home — against Real Betis, Valencia and Villarreal. It drew at Osasuna and lost the opener at Athletic Bilbao.Also Tuesday, Real Betis came from behind to defeat Levante 3-1 at home, moving to ninth in the 20-team standings.On Wednesday, Athletic Bilbao visits Leganés, while Real Madrid hosts Osasuna. Seventh-place Atlético Madrid plays at Mallorca. P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Becoming his own man Barcelona’s Lionel Messi walks on the pitch after getting hurt during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)MADRID— Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann gave a glimpse of what the duo can achieve for Barcelona, but the partnership didn’t last long because of another injury to Messi.The Argentina star set up Griezmann’s opening goal in the 2-1 win over Villarreal at Camp Nou Stadium on Tuesday, but then had to be replaced at halftime of his first start after a long injury layoff.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View commentslast_img read more

Crushed by Student Loans? Move to Niagara Falls

first_imgHas an organization or university offered you an opportunity with a stipend? Whether it’s an internship or apprenticeship, a stipend is a set amount of money that helps offset living expenses. This fixed amount is financial support provided while you’re… Full Story,Truth is, there is a lot to be excited about when it comes to college: new friends, a new routine, (college parties!), and more independence. But along with all these perks, it’s also time to start thinking about your finances…. Full Story,A routing number is a unique number that identifies a specific banking institution. Each routing number is made up of nine digits. Routing numbers are sometimes referred to as an American Banker’s Association routing transit number or an ABA RTN…. Full Story,It’s stressful enough having a car loan over your head and staying on top of your monthly payments. But what if you have an upside-down car loan — in other words, the amount you owe on your set of wheels… Full Story,When you’re trying to get your financial house in order, it’s easy to get lost in the specifics. You might stress about how to adjust your budget, where to find some extra cash for the holidays or what funds to… Full Story,Shortly after graduating from New York University with a Master’s degree, Melanie Lockert turned to food stamps, as she worked her way out of $81,000 in student loans. “There were a lot of emotions around carrying that debt. It caused… Full Story,Traveling is one of the best things in life, and luckily, low funds don’t have to dash your dreams of enjoying an epic adventure. A wealth of destinations—both in the U.S. and abroad—are so affordable that even hardcore penny pinchers… Full Story,While we don’t yet have flying cars that collapse to the size of a suitcase, pneumatic tubes that transport us from room to room or machines that automatically bathe and clothe us in the morning, every day we’re getting closer… Full Story,Times have changed since Grams and Gramps were your age, looking to settle down and buy their first home. But today the house with the white picket fence—or that trendy loft in downtown—isn’t completely out of the question if you… Full Story,We recently hosted a Twitter chat as part of our #RealTalkSeries. And let’s just say, things definitely got real. Many of you joined us to discuss “taboo” and cringe-worthy money questions such as how to improve a bad credit score,… Full Storylast_img read more

8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Hate Junk Food

first_imgIf unhealthy, processed food, is sabotaging your weight loss efforts, outsmart junk food cravings with these clever tricks.Why do we crave unhealthy food?As explained in the recent New York Times Magazine piece, “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food,” there’s no denying that junk food cravings are powerful, physiological reactions—and, apparently, carefully and strategically developed by food manufacturers. Many of our favorite supermarket snacks are made with the “perfect” amounts of added sugar, salt, fat, and other chemicals designed to make us want more. But you can steer clear of processed food by eating as many healthy, whole foods as possible, and the less junk food you eat, the less you want. Practice the five-ingredient ruleIf there are more than five ingredients on a food label—a red flag for food processing—don’t buy it. (Or if you do, consider it a treat instead of an everyday purchase). This is an easy way to avoid impulse buys like flavor-blasted chips or pre-made cookies when food shopping.Aim for three colorsA 2012 Cornell study found that people prefer three food items and three different colors on their plates, compared with more or less of either category. So instead of reaching for a candy bar, snack on nuts (loaded with healthy fats), fruit slices, and a small square of dark chocolate to get a healthy variety of colors, textures, and nutrients.Break your routineIt only takes a few weeks to form a habit. So if you always associate 3 p.m. with a trip to the vending machine, start a tradition to walk around the block for five minutes instead. This may kick your craving altogether.Make healthy food your treatOne of the best, easiest desserts? Stash red grapes in the freezer, and cap off dinner with something sweet without kick-starting sugar cravings.Keep the healthy stuff handyStore healthy foods you want to eat more front and center in your fridge and out on your countertops. Snack foods are so easy to dig into—you just rip open a bag. If you had, say, red peppers all sliced and ready to go, they’re all the more tempting to dip into hummus.Know your trigger foodsWhether you’ve got a sweet tooth for chocolate and red velvet anything or love salty treats like pretzels, know the foods that send you down the spiral of junk food binging. You’ve already accomplished half of the battle by identifying them. Keep them out of the house.Gross yourself outOne surefire way to consume less processed food is to learn more about what you’re really eating. Here are a few that make us cringe: Those frozen “grilled chicken” breasts get their marks from a machine infused with vegetable oil. The preservative BHA is added to processed food like Tang, Kool Aid, and breakfast sausage even though Health and Human Services consider it a likely carcinogen. The vitamin D3 added to many yogurt brands is manufactured from sheeps’s grease. And the “natural flavor” in BBQ Baked Lays is made with milk and chicken powder. Yuck!Chew more than you needAdam Melonas, renowned chef and founder of UNREAL candy (along with Nicky Bronner, a 15-year-old determined to “unjunk candy”) shared this smart tip: “If you can make people chew more, they’ll eat less.” Next time you sneak in a treat, chew slowly and consciously. Wait until you finish one bite to take the next.Sourcelast_img read more

What Does a Content Career in Marketing Look Like?

first_img Topics: If you choose this route, it may be tempting to start thinking of yourself as an artist. In fact, writers may have the same impulse. But if you’re working in the context of marketing, you’ll grow your career faster and further if you shake this alluring label, and think of yourself as a business person. Our content is not art, it’s achieving a business end. That doesn’t mean it lacks flair, but it does mean it’s not serving personal purposes. Content creators will find 1) more, better content is created, and 2) others are more excited to work with them when they are less fussy, and more objective with their output. Originally published Apr 23, 2013 1:00:00 PM, updated July 28 2017 I graduated from college with a degree in Renaissance literature and European history.Needless to say, I was qualified for nothing.But I thought maybe a career in academic publishing made sense, and wouldn’t be that hard to come by.Quite wrong, evidently (and in retrospect, quite obviously). A few months later, following a deafening silence from every publishing company in the area, I had me some bills to pay. So I took a job doing some copywriting and copyediting in a marketing department. I had no intention of growing a career in marketing, but it’s the closest I could get to getting paid to “use my words.”Skip ahead some years, and here I am with a career in content, and a career in marketing. At the same time. I often say that, for a content geek, I was born at the exact right time: A few years earlier and I wouldn’t be working in content at all, a few years later and I would have missed the initial content wave in the inbound marketing industry. But luckily, content is fueling inbound marketing right now. That means there’s this whole field where “marketing” and “content” intersect that’s developing right before our eyes, and we have the opportunity to shape it.So I thought it would be good to try to lay out exactly what that career path looks like so anyone starting out, in the thick of it, trying to grow their career in it, hiring for it, or trying to mentor employees can get some idea of what they could be doing. Here’s what I see the opportunities being right now for anyone who is working in this world, or anyone who wants to get into it. WritingMost obviously, a marketer’s career in content (or a content creator’s career in marketing) can take the form of being a writer. You could establish yourself as a jack of all trades — not a bad place to begin if you’re just getting started and trying to find your super power — but as your career progresses, you might consider specializing if you want to stay in a writing function. This specialty could take a few forms; here are some of the most popular:Short-Form Content: things like blog posts, tip sheets, copy for emails, newslettersLong-Form Content: things like whitepapers, ebooks, or even real books (the ones you can hold in your hands … or download on your tablet)Content for an Industry or Persons: specializing in a certain audience, like the C-Suite, or analysts, or perhaps gaining expertise around a particular industry, like manufacturing, insurance, or pharmaContent Format Types: Carving out a niche in specific content format types, like ebooks and whitepapers, research reports, or webinarsWhether you choose to be a generalist or a specialist, focus on creating the highest quality content. While cranking out a high volume is certainly important — dilly dallying around doesn’t cut it when a bottom line is at stake — it doesn’t matter how much you create if the quality is poor.(Note: Regardless of where your career progresses, I firmly believe everyone should start or have some experience in the writing role. It’s extremely difficult to do anything else in this blog post well without a foundation in writing. Remember, even designers will have to work with copy and copywriters.)Design and Multimedia ContentContent creators working in marketing are ideally, at the very least, comfortable with visual content. But marketers less comfortable with the written word are able to grow a career specializing in visual content. Just like those pursuing a marketing career centered around writing, this may include many different tracks:Static visual content, like infographics, data visualizations, or visual social contentVideo content, perhaps even podcastingInteractive content, like the hottest new thing to hit the content waves, parallax scrollingGamification of contentAll marketers have a need for visual content professionals, and many are used to outsourcing that design work, sometimes much to their chagrin. Specializing in the field could give you a leg up on others in the content field, and endear you to colleagues, bosses, and interviewers who aren’t used to working with someone with advanced design chops. Marketing Jobs Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Again, I urge writers working in a marketing function to follow this advice, as well. You can have opinions, but keep them rooted in professional experience, not personal proclivities.EditingIf you’ve mastered the writing function, you may find a career in editing to your liking. I say this comes after the writing function because it’s extremely difficult to be a great editor without having writing skills. This doesn’t mean editors are necessarily better writers than those making a career in writing — sometimes it’s the exact opposite, in fact. But the best editors have gotten their hands dirty as writers in the past, understand how to fill a blank piece of paper with content, can establish a brand’s positioning within a piece of content, and have self-edited and been edited before.In short, not all writers are editors, but all editors should be, or have been, writers.This is a fantastic career path for anyone working in a company that’s more progressive on the inbound marketing wave. They’ll typically think of their content as a commodity, and act as if they’re their own publishing house, or even a media company. You may also find editorial roles within marketing agencies. In both cases, you may find it beneficial to specialize as one would in the writing track discussed in the first section of this post.Content TrainingContent training is a natural offshoot of the editorial role. Depending on the size of your organization, it may be coupled with the editing role or its own position. Again, this is more typically seen in organizations that think of themselves as publishing houses or media companies (even if, by the technical definition, they are not).Content training is a bourgeoning field in marketing for two reasons:Marketing departments need a high volume of high-quality content.There aren’t a lot of people who are equipped to deliver it. Yet.As such, organizations are in the position to have to train and transform their employees into content creators. Often, the people best equipped to do this are those who have spent time in the writing and editing functions, because they’re able to lead by example, and provide critical, specific feedback on precisely what a person needs to do to improve their content creation.Project ManagementProject managers abound in many other fields; why not content? Well, many organizations and marketing agencies already employ excellent project managers, and this career path is a rewarding one for those who want to be close to content, but not up to their ears in words, semicolons, and track changes. These folks will have a few key skills:Organized and deadline-orientedGood communicator, both with internal employees, clients (if applicable), and contractors, freelancers, and vendorsAble to identify the difference between high- and low-quality contentCan ascertain which writers, designers, editors, researchers are the right fit for certain projectsHas enough familiarity with different content types to assess time and budget for project completionThis is an incredibly rewarding career within the marketing and content industries because you still have that feeling of having created and shipped something successful, plus your skills are easily transferrable.Content Channel Measurement, Analysis, and GrowthWhen content and marketing intersect like they do in our inbound marketing world, it’s easy to forget that you can grow your career down the (gasp!) marketing path, too! For example, you might want to spend time considering how content on one channel — say your blog — integrates with content on another channel, like social media. How do you market, and remarket, the content you already have? How do you market individual channels, like your blog? That’s right, your blog does marketing for you, but you also have to market your blog. Same goes for all the other channels on which content lives, and markets for you.Considering how email, social media, blogging, PR, and all the other channels and assets you use for content can be scaled, used more effectively, and generate more ROI, is a career that’s excellent for those with content chops, and a love for and interest in inbound marketing.I’m sure there are other opportunities out there for marketers that want to specialize in content. What other ideas do you have for those looking to shape a career in inbound marketing, as well as content? Image credit: Marilyn Roxielast_img read more

10 Things That Take a Webinar From Good to Great

first_img Webinars For many marketers, webinars prove to be very fruitful, as the tactic can often be a boon for their lead generation efforts. While a number of marketing pros out there are undoubtedly … well … pros at holding informative webinars, the truth is there’s a hefty amount of work that needs to go into planning them in order to see great benefits.The lead-up to a webinar requires other facets of inbound to come into play — everything from getting a speaker to join the webinar, to planning blog and social posts to promote it, to developing the actual topics and focus for the event.I bet you’re asking yourself if there’s a checklist of sorts out there that can assist you in your webinar planning. Well, look no further, as below, I’ve outlined 10 areas you should focus on to ensure you and your team are fully prepared to put on a high-quality, successful webinar.Download Now: Free Webinar Planning Kit1) Interact with your audience before the webinar.I can’t stress enough how imperative it is to get your audience excited before the webinar! Tweet to a hashtag for the event, write blog posts promoting it, and ask for people to post their questions or comments beforehand.Also, if you have some type of giveaway or special feature during the webinar, start the buzz early!Last year, we gave away a free ticket to INBOUND, our inbound marketing conference, to one person on our webinar who tweeted to the hashtag before, during, and after the webinar. This helped give us something to get the buzz really going around the webinar.2) Create a kick-ass deck.To keep an audience engaged for 30 minutes to an hour, you’ll need to give them something nice to look at. So, make your slide deck is visually appealing.Create image-heavy slides that relate to the topic you are discussing. Using copy on slides is fine — if done correctly. Don’t simply write a paragraph on a slide in black and white. Instead, make sure the copy adds to the presentation. Stick to one color palette throughout the webinar deck, and try not to make it too busy. Take a look here to see what a blase, paragraph-only slide looks like (on the left) and what one with color and images (in other words, one that’s got some life to it) looks like (on the right):3) Use a hashtag dedicated to the webinar.As mentioned in the first section, you’ll want to use a hashtag through the webinar process that is unique to your webinar. Using a lesser-known hashtag will help ensure all tweets with the hashtag are about your webinar.For example, we used #TwitterQA for our webinar with Twitter in January that was mainly a Q&A with an executive from Twitter.We use a webinar hashtag well before the webinar to create a community of people with something in common. During the webinar, we use the hashtag to interact with the audience, answer technical questions, and gather questions for the Q&A portion. Finally, after the webinar, we use the hashtag to follow up on any unanswered questions and send additional information. 4) Have one or more awesome speakers.Nothing is worse on a webinar than a monotone speaker who puts the audience half asleep. Have someone on the webinar who is personable, energetic, and an expert in the topic you plan on discussing.Additionally, if you have more than one speaker, have them play off of each other, making the webinar a discussion instead of two different monologues.5) Use speaker and company Twitter handles.While the webinar is being run by you and your organization, you’ll still want to allow your audience to interact with the speaker(s) as well, so be sure to make their Twitter handle(s) known, both in your promotions, as well as throughout the webinar presentation.Not only does it give a personal touch to your webinars, but also think of all the new followers you could get!6) Have at least one host or moderator.Getting one or more speakers to join your webinar can really liven the conversation, but that convo can lose track pretty quickly if no one is assigned to moderate the discussion.Simply put, a webinar host can help with the flow of the presentation. This person introduces the speakers, asks any questions that come up during the webinar or Q&A, and concludes the event. If any problems arise, this person can address them easily, without causing the speakers to get off-topic. 7) Try out various types of media.You’ll also want to consider a variety of media types for your webinar.Do you have a short video or animation that will help your demonstrate your point? Does sharing your screen temporarily help get a point across? Would a downloadable checklist help your audience follow along with your discussion? Think about how you can complement your webinar with other forms of media, either during or after the webinar.Recently, we hosted a webinar with Guy Kawasaki that was 100% screen-sharing. Guy walked us through his daily social media activities, down to how he takes screenshots and posts them on Twitter! Talk about a highly interactive webinar. 8) Perform a thorough sound check.Even in today’s world, technical problems happen with software. Do your best to avoid them when on the air live by testing your webinar platform ahead of time.For instance, if you’re going to be sharing your screen or switching controls, have a pre-webinar dry run where speakers can practice before doing it live. It’s always best to find out where mistakes could occur before the actual webinar so you don’t waste your time or that of your guest speaker(s).9) Take other time zones into consideration.When choosing a time to host your live event, keep in mind that not everyone will be in your time zone. HubSpot is located in Eastern Standard Time, so we try to host webinars at a time that works for other areas around the country and across the globe.For example, though 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST often works for us, it may not suit our European audience well, so we’ll need to find a time that works for both of us.10) Find a quiet place to talk.Don’t underestimate the importance of the physical location of your webinar. I sit next to a sales team who are on the phone all day. If I tried to host a webinar from my desk, the audience would hardly be able to hear me! Thus, I make sure to find a quiet (sound proof is even better) room elsewhere in the office.If you have multiple people speaking in the same room, make sure to have a high-quality speakerphone. To avoid any technical problems, I avoid using the wireless internet when at all possible and test everything beforehand! Don’t forget to share this post! 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Life is enjoyed when you have difficulties to overcome: Model Gabriella Demetriades

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Born and raised in South Africa and now enjoying her modelling and acting career in India, Gabriella Demetriades recalls the time when it was hard to stay away from her family in a new country. However she believes that life is enjoyed the most when there are tough times to overcome.”I think that life is enjoyed when you have the difficulties to overcome, it makes the sweet sweeter. I found it very hard to be away from my family and I had to overcome being alone. “Also focusing on one thing has always been a challenge as I really have multiple passions, I was lucky that along the way I remained the focus,” she told IANS over an email from Mumbai when asked if being an international face, it was a challenge for her to start her career in a new country. Being a South African model and actress, Gabriella was a Miss Indian Premier League (IPL) Bollywood 2009 contestant and was chosen as one of FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women In The World” contenders. She acted in a promo song of Malayalam movie “Red wine” with the song ‘Neelakasham kaividum’. She also appeared in a music video opposite Aditya Narayan, in his single “Tu Hi Pyar Hai” along with appearing in the movie “Sonali Cable”. She has been roped in as a part of fitness brand HRX family along with another model, Diva Dhawan With this association, the brand is set to grow its HRX family with some of India’s flagbearers of fitness and fashion.From the runway to the gym, Diva and Gabrielle push the limits to break boundaries and prove that nothing is impossible. They are seen in HRX womenswear campaigns.An active sports enthusiast and entrepreneur, Gabriella has taken the fitness path to compensate for her packed lifestyle. She is also in the news for datingadvertisementactor Arjun Rampal. Calling India her second home, she said: “India is now home as I’ve been here for 10 years but South Africa is a beautiful place and the outdoor lifestyle is beyond. All my family is still there and it holds a very special place for me. I love the outdoors and working out outdoors so I miss that a lot about South Africa. I always wanted to be in fashion.”I started out styling and then modelling just sort of happened. It’s been fantastic as it’s led me to my path of being a brand owner,” she said.–IANSnv/bglast_img read more

Watch: Chris Lynn leads the victory chant after KKR demolish RCB in Bengaluru

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders are back to winning ways in the Indian Premier League thanks to the brute power of Andre Russell, who single-handedly took the team over the line against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.Andre Russell led a brutal assault on the RCB bowlers as he smashed 48 not out off 13 balls to help the Knight Riders complete their 206-run chase at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru and clinch the second spot in the points table with their third win in four games.Russell’s victory lifted the mood in the KKR camp as they bounced back from the Super Over defeat in their previous match against the Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla.KKR have a special victory chant which they recite after every game they win in the IPL. They got a chance to celebrate again on Friday night with Chris Lynn leading the way.Lynn, who roared back to form himself with his 31-ball 43 vs RCB, always leads the victory chant which is followed up by the rest of his teammates and support.”Playing for KKR means everything”Scenes from the dressing room after #RCBvKKR #VIVOIPL #IPL2019 #KKRHaiTaiyaar pic.twitter.com/uTKDH3HpABKolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 6, 2019Kolkata Knight Riders had needed 67 runs from 26 balls when Andre Russell walked into the crease. The visitors were losing a bit of momentum as captain Dinesh Karthik was struggling to get the big ones after Nitish Rana departed for a quickfire 37.However, Russell tore into the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling attack, smashing three sixes in the 18th over and four more in the 19th over. Tim Southee conceded 29 runs in the penultimate over and KKR gunned down the total with five balls to spare after one of the most brutal onslaughts T20 cricket has ever witnessed.advertisementTalking up his power-hitting abilities, Russell said he no longer believes any cricket ground across the globe is big enough for him. The KKR all-rounder revealed he had thought Australian grounds were too big but that he had surprised himself when he hit a few Down Under.It was all about hitting only SIXES – Dre Russ@Russell12A speaks to @TridentSportsX about his six fest and moments like these which he trains for in the nets. Interview by @RajalArora. @KKRiders #VIVOIPL #RCBvKKRFull Interview – https://t.co/YAhS497sax pic.twitter.com/oQxx9BxRoEIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 6, 2019″A few grounds in Australia and then I surprised myself there by hitting a few into the stands. No ground is big enough for me I guess, I just trust my strength and trust my power. I have good bat speed. I trust that as well,” Russell said after claiming his third man-of-the-match award this season.Also Read | Andre Russell’s mantra for success is simple: Hit as many sixes as possibleAlso Read | Andre Russell is a billion dollar man for KKR: Chris Lynn after KKR stun RCBAlso Read | Andre Russell after destroying RCB with 7 sixes: No ground big enough for melast_img read more

The Character Count Guide for Blog Posts, Videos, Tweets & More

first_img Originally published Apr 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM, updated October 16 2019 Featured Resource: 6 Free Blog Post TemplatesPost BodyWhen it comes to the length of blog posts, there are a few different items to consider. For example:According to Medium, posts with an average read time of seven minutes captured the most attention.The average reading speed of native English-speaking adults remains commonly cited as 300 words per minute, according to research conducted in 1990.At that reading rate, the ideal post length is 2100 words.That aligns with research previously conducted by Capsicum Mediaworks, which indicated that, on average, the top 10 results for most Google searches are between 2,000 and 2,500 words.Source: Capsicum MediaworksThat means that this ideal word count can address goals around both readability and SEO. But that’s just the actual body of the post. Plus, when we looked at our own blog on organic traffic, we found that the sweet spot was 2,250–2,500 words.But that’s just the post body — let’s have a look at the other areas of text that comprise a full blog post.TitleThe length of your title depends on your goals, and where it will appear.Let’s start with SEO. Do you want this post to rank really well in search? It turns out, that often has to do with the dimensions of each entry on a search engine results page (SERP). For Google, titles of search results are usually contained at a length of 600 pixels — which Moz measures as being able to display the first 50-60 characters of a title tag. So, if you don’t want your title to get cut off in the search results, it might be best to keep it under 60 characters. But when in doubt, you can double-check the length of your meta description and title tags with this handy tool from SEOmofo, or you can use Moz’s title tag preview tool.Then, there’s optimizing your title for social sharing. On Twitter, for example, consider that each tweet has a limit of 140 characters — however, if you include an image, that doesn’t count toward the limit. But consider that even the average shortened URL takes up about 23 characters — that leaves you with about 116 characters left for the title and any accompanying text.In our own analysis at HubSpot, we found that headlines between 8–12 words in length got the most Twitter shares on average, while headlines with either 12 or 14 words got the most Facebook Likes.Meta DescriptionA meta description refers to the HTML attribute that explains the contents of a given webpage. It’s the short description you see on a SERP to “preview” what the page is about.Moz notes that Google seems to cut off most meta descriptions — which are sometimes called snippets — after roughly two lines of text — though there’s some conjecture that, like title tags, it’s actually based on pixel count. In any case, it amounts to about 160 characters, though this particular outlet recommends keeping it at 155.Again, you can double-check the length of your meta description and title tags with this handy tool from SEOmofo.2) FacebookQuick reference:Status updates: 63,206-character maximum | Ideal length is 40 charactersVideo: 120-minute maximum | Ideal length is two minutes Ideal Length OverallLike so much of what we’ve covered, it seems that when it comes to the overall length of a tweet, aim for short and sweet. (See what we did there?) That’s resonated in research conducted by social media scientist Dan Zarrella, who found that tweets with 120-130 characters showed the highest click-through rate (CTR):Source: BufferThe same goes for hashtags. While they can technically be any length up to 140 characters, remember that people will want to accompany the hashtag with other copy. Short hashtags are always better. Ideally, your hashtags should be under 11 characters — shorter if you can.Also, in a single tweet, stick to one or two hashtags, and definitely don’t go over three. Buddy Media found that all tweets with hashtags get double the engagement metrics than tweets without any. But tweets that kept the hashtags to a minimum — one or two — have a 21% higher engagement than tweets with three or more.Source: BufferVideosYou can post a video on Twitter by importing a video or recording it using the Twitter app. In any case, the maximum video length is two minutes and 20 seconds.4) LinkedInProfilesHere’s a handy list of some of LinkedIn’s most important profile character maximums, according to Andy Foote:Professional headline: 120Summary: 2,000Position title: 100Position description: 2,000 (200 character minimum)Status Update: 600 characters — however, Foote also notes that, “if you select to also post on Twitter from LinkedIn, only the first 140 characters will show on your Twitter post.” Featured Resource: How to Engage Your Facebook Audience Status UpdatesFacebook’s character limit on status updates is 63,206. However, that’s far from ideal, says HubSpot Social Media Marketing Manager Chelsea Hunersen. “The social gurus will throw around the number 40 characters. That data seems to be backed up by BuzzSumo’s ranking of HubSpot’s own Facebook Page.”But why 40, specifically? “Ideally,” Hunersen says, “you’ll want to use the copy in a status update to provide context for whatever you’re linking to.” That said, she notes, the copy of the status update itself isn’t as important as the copy in the meta title or meta description that gets pulled in when you insert a link into your post. That’s right — social media posts have their own meta data too.”Often, people look at the image of the article and then directly down at the meta title and meta description for context clues,” she explains. “A lot of people don’t realize you can change those.”Even on Facebook, it’s still best to keep your meta title to fewer than 60 characters, and to 155 for meta descriptions. There are some resources available to those familiar with coding that let you play around with social media metadata character counts, like these templates. But unless you’re a developer, we recommend keeping it short and sweet.VideoWhile Facebook allows a maximum of 120 minutes for videos, we wouldn’t advise posting anything that long, unless you’re doing a special, social-media-only screening of a full-length film.According to research conducted by Wistia, two minutes is the “sweet spot” — even a minute longer than that shows a significant drop in viewership. “Engagement is steady up to [two] minutes, meaning that a 90-second video will hold a viewer’s attention as much as a 30-second video, the research reads,” so “if you’re making short videos, you don’t need to stress about the difference of a few seconds. Just keep it under [two] minutes.”Source: WistiaHowever, optimal length can vary depending on the topic. “If you produce something as catchy as BuzzFeed and Refinery29 are putting out there, it can be up to five minutes long,” says Hunersen.Regardless of the length of your video, Hunersen reminds us that all Facebook videos start without sound, meaning users have to make a conscious decision to stop scrolling through their feeds and unmute the video. Facebook videos should be visually compelling from the get-to, make sense without sound, and be engaging enough to encourage the user to stop and watch.3) TwitterQuick reference:Tweets: 140-character maximumDoes not include images, videos, polls, or quotes tweetsIdeal length is 120-130 characters Social Media Campaigns Topics: Featured Resource: How to Use LinkedIn for Business & MarketingOriginal ContentWith LinkedIn’s publishing platform, users can now compose and share original written content with their networks, or publicly. Of course, that comes with its own character counts, according to Foote:Post headline: 100Post body: 40,0005) InstagramQuick reference:Bio: 150-character maximumHashtags: Maximum of 30Captions: Ideal length is under 125 charactersSince Instagram is, first and foremost, a platform for sharing photos and videos, the primary focus is typically your visual content. However, it’s always helpful to provide some context, and let users know what they’re looking at.Given that, here are some helpful character counts for the text you include with your visual content:Bio: 150Hashtags: Up to 30CaptionsWhile Instagram doesn’t seem to specify a maximum total number of caption characters, it does note that, within users’ feeds, the caption is cut off after the first three lines. For that reason, it’s advised to limit captions to 125 characters. However, don’t leave out important information just for the sake of keeping your entire caption visible. Instead, frontload it with crucial details and calls-to-action, leaving any hashtags, @mentions, or extraneous information for the end.As for Instagram Stories, there doesn’t seem to be a ton of detail on character limits there, either. However, because the text overlays the visual content — which is the focus — don’t obscure too much of the photo or video with a caption.6) SnapchatQuick reference:Character limit: 80 per postSpeaking of not obscuring visual content — that brings us to Snapchat.Instagram Stories was, many believe, an effort to emulate the features of Snapchat, to create an opportunity for users to share quickly-disappearing photos and videos. And again, because the focus here is on the visual, you’ll want to prevent distracting viewers from it with too much text.According to Teen Vogue, Snapchat’s character limit is 80 per post, which is more than double its previous 31-character limit. And, if you’re looking for more guidance, just look to this particular app’s name, and remember the “snap” element of it — a word that implies brevity — and try not to ramble. Here’s a great example of how SXSW uses its captions efficiently:7) YouTubeFeatured Resource: YouTube for Business – A 30-Day RoadmapHere we have yet another network that’s focused on visual content, leading some to incorrectly assume that accompanying text — like titles and descriptions — don’t matter as much.That’s not entirely false — as a video-hosting platform, YouTube should primarily be used to showcase a brand’s quality videos. However, like any other visual content, it needs context. People need to know what they’re watching, who it’s from, and why it matters.Unfortunately, YouTube doesn’t appear to provide any specific parameters over its character counts — except for your channel description, which according to the official help site is limited to 1,000 characters. But other than that, it seems that the only guideline available is the alert display that lets you know, “Your [title or description] is too long,” if you’ve entered too much text in either of those fields.In this case, we would advise taking the same approach as adding text to support your visuals on Instagram and Snapchat. Like the former, a video’s description is cut off after the first line or two, so frontload the most important descriptors and CTAs, leaving extra details for the end.Show Your CharacterAs you set out to determine the length of your text, regardless of the platform, remember to do so with the user in mind. Many of these channel-mandated character limits are established for that reason — to keep audiences from getting bored or overwhelmed.Like anything else in marketing, however, it’s never an exact science, despite the best data. We encourage you to follow these guidelines, but don’t be afraid to experiment if they don’t always work. Test different amounts of text within your various channels, and keep track of how each post performs. From there, you can make decisions about which types of content, as well as its accompanying titles and descriptions, are the most well-received from your audience.How do you approach text with different online channels? Let us know in the comments.This post was originally published in January 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. When it comes to writing text for your blog and social media posts, many marketers wonder, “But what’s the character limit?” It’s never a simple question — sometimes, it’s answered by parameters established by certain channels. And on other occasions, it’s more a question of what’s ideal.For example, you probably know the character limit for a tweet is 140, but did you know that the ideal length is actually less than that? (Hold tight — we’ll explain why.) While we’ve written before about optimizing your actual content, we thought it would be helpful to gather the numbers of character limits — both enforced and ideal — for different online channels, all in one place.Click here to download our free ebook on how to start a successful blog for your business or project.Below, you’ll find a more detailed guide to character limits and ideal character counts for posts on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, SnapChat, and YouTube.The Length & Character Count for Everything on the Internet1) Blog PostsSource: MediumQuick reference:Post length: 2100 wordsTitle: Under 60 charactersMeta Description: Under 155 characters Don’t forget to share this post! Featured Resource: How to Use Twitter for BusinessLength of TweetsMarketers everywhere rejoiced when Twitter finally eased up on its character count parameters, and such media as images, videos, and polls, as well as quoted tweets, ceased counting toward its 140-character limit.Still, the “Quote Tweet” feature remains available, providing even greater character-saving measures. That happens when you press the rotating arrow icon to retweet a post, and then add a comment in the text box provided. You’ve still got 140 characters all to yourself to comment. Hashtags: No more than twoVideos: Maximum length is two minutes and 20 secondslast_img read more

What Makes People Distrust Your Business? [Infographic]

first_imgHere’s the thing: Many, many businesses are perfectly trustworthy — including yours, we hope. But in a world of events like headline-making data breaches, how do you get customers to see you that way?Let’s have a look at microbusinesses as a starting point. While most of them don’t account for major, household names, according to Paychex, they comprise over 75% of private-sector employers in the U.S. — and more than one in every 10 U.S. jobs. In other words: These small-to-midsize businesses are, if you’ll excuse the schmaltz, at the very core of a major economy.Download Now: Free Brand Building GuideBut the term “bootstrapping” is used so frequently within their world for a reason. When microbusinesses are first starting out, and if they maintain smaller teams, resources can be limited. There might not be a major PR firm to construct professional messaging, for example — the messaging that screams, “We are a trustworthy brand!”In that case, how do these businesses build trust among their target audiences — and what gets in the way of it?These infographics from Paychex tell a very interesting story and incorporate easy-to-digest data from its survey of over 1,000 relevant customers to gain insight on the above questions. Have a look to discover that story, and see how you can apply it to your own business efforts.95Save95Save95Save95Save95Save95Save95Save95Save95Save95Save95Save95Save Email Marketing Mistakes Originally published Oct 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM, updated October 31 2017 Topics: Don’t forget to share this post!last_img read more

Ajax Amsterdam fans barred from attending Champions League game at Chelsea in November

first_imgAjax Amsterdam have been banned from selling tickets to their fans for next month’s Champions League game at Chelsea following crowd trouble in their match at Valencia, European soccer’s governing body UEFA has said.UEFA fined Ajax 50,000 euros ($55,615) due to the behaviour of their fans during a 3-0 win at Valencia earlier this month and an additional 18,000 euros for improper conduct of the team.The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided … to ban AFC Ajax from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition match, UEFA said in a statement on Thursday.The Dutch champions, who were given 30 days to contact Valencia and settle damages caused by their supporters at the Mestalla Stadium, said in a statement that they would ask UEFA for more information.Group H leaders Ajax travel to Stamford Bridge on Nov. 5.UEFA have also banned Eintracht Frankfurt from selling tickets to their fans for their Europa League trips to Standard Liege on Nov. 7 and Arsenal on Nov. 28.Frankfurt were charged with various offences related to crowd trouble as well as a late kickoff in their 1-0 win at Vitoria Guimaraes earlier this month.last_img read more

Mourinho: Lukaku not a machine

first_imgManchester United ‘Lukaku not a machine’ – Mourinho sees striker feeling the strain but rules out rest Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 00:35 12/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Romelu Lukaku José Mourinho Southampton Premier League Manchester United v Southampton The Red Devils boss has pointed out that a £75 million signing has gone above and beyond this term after seeing the striker’s errors criticised Romelu Lukaku is suffering from the strain of his ever-present Premier League appearance record at Manchester United this season, according to manager Jose Mourinho.Lukaku scored seven goals in as many Premier League matches in a flying start to his United career at the beginning of the current campaign.The £75 million signing from Everton has since contributed only three more in 13 subsequent appearances, while his defensive errors from set-pieces proved costly during the recent 2-1 derby defeat to Manchester City and a 2-2 home draw against Burnley last time out. Article continues below 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 Speaking at a news conference ahead of Saturday’s match with Southampton, Mourinho suggesed the physical toil undertaken by Lukaku as United’s only senior striker until Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s recent return from injury has gone unappreciated.”People don’t have to be grateful to Romelu – I have to be,” he said. “Not you [reporters], not the supporters, not the pundits – I have to be.”Twenty matches in the Premier League, 90 minutes. For a striker, for any player, it is absolutely incredible.Manchester United Premier League minutes“But if you are a central defender or a holding midfielder, if you are in a position where you can control your energy and your positional play, you can resist, you can survive.”For a striker in the Premier League to play 20 matches, 90 minutes, I have to be very grateful for his personality and his character.”Has he been unlucky in our box in recent matches? He was in the picture – it was not just him – but he was in the picture in some of the last goals we concede.”Is it a consequence of a player who needs a little rest or just a consequence of the moment and the occasion?”But the guy is fantastic for me and for the team and gives absolutely everything. I have no criticism.”Mourinho was then asked whether he would look to rest Lukaku and replied, “No. I can’t.””[Lukaku] is physically a monster but he is not a machine and I think he is feeling it.”last_img read more

Bobo preserves home run

first_imgSydney FC 2 Newcastle Jets 2: Bobo preserves unbeaten home run Iain Strachan Last updated 1 year ago 00:44 1/4/18 Sydney FC - cropped Getty Images Sydney FC remain unbeaten at home in the A-League since April 2016 after Bobo snatched a point in a 2-2 draw with Newcastle Jets. Bobo’s late equaliser helped Sydney FC retain their eight-point lead over Newcastle Jets in a clash between the A-League’s top two on Wednesday.Andrew Nabbout headed the visitors in front when he connected with a cross from former Melbourne Victory team-mate Daniel Georgievski in the 10th minute at Allianz Stadium.Milos Ninkovic netted a stunning leveller six minutes later, receiving Bobo’s pass to burst into the area before dancing past two Jets defenders and lifting the ball over goalkeeper Glen Moss. Article continues below 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 Joseph Champness restored the Jets’ lead when he beat Andrew Redmayne from a corner in the 62nd minute.But Bobo salvaged a point for Graham Arnold’s title-holders, nodding home Adrian Mierzejewski’s cross with three minutes remaining in normal time to notch his eighth goal in the last four games. Leaving it late!Adrian Bobo = a very valuable point for @SydneyFC.@FOXFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/fv0fliPL9c— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) January 3, 2018The result prevented Sydney from recording an eighth successive victory, but they remain firmly in charge at the summit after 14 matches of the season, and have not lost at home in the league since April 2016. read morelast_img read more

Bayern Munich troll Man Utd after Robben volley

first_imgBayern München Bayern Munich troll Man Utd after Robben volley Ronan Murphy 01:17 1/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Arjen Robben Bayern Munich 07042010 Getty Bayern München Manchester United Al Ahli v Bayern München Al Ahli Club Friendlies Premier League WTF Videos A stunning strike from the Dutchman evoked memories of the crucial strike which knocked United out of the 2010 Champions League Bayern Munich have trolled Manchester United by comparing Arjen Robben’s brilliant volley against Al Ahli to the goal that knocked the Red Devils out of the Champions League in 2010.Robben netted Bayern’s third in a 6-0 friendly demolition of the Qatari side, smashing home Arturo Vidal’s outswinging corner from the edge of the box. The goal was very similar to the 74th minute strike by the Dutchman in April 2010 which saw Alex Ferguson’s side knocked out of the tournament on away goals.Back in April 2010, Bayern were trailing 3-1 at Old Trafford after a 2-1 quarter-final first-leg victory in Munich before Franck Ribery’s corner was volleyed past Edwin van der Sar by Robben. Bayern went all the way to the final that season, beating Lyon in the semi-final before coming undone in Madrid as Inter Milan lifted the trophy thanks to a double from Diego Milito. 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 Bayern’s Twitter account paid tribute to Robben’s classic goal, trolling United in the process by writing “Is it 2010? @ArjenRobben produces a piece of Old Trafford magic to fire #FCBayern 3-0 in front!”Is it 2010?@ArjenRobben produces a piece of Old Trafford magic to fire #FCBayern 3-0 in front!#MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/eKArzmaPDe— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) January 6, 2018The Bavarians’ friendly victory over Al Ahli on Saturday also saw Sandro Wagner net his first goal for the club since his transfer from Hoffenheim, heading home in the 39th minute. Corentin Tolisso doubled the lead after half-time before Robben’s excellent volley increased the advantage.Goals from Kingsley Coman, Niklas Dorsch and Niklas Sule sealed the victory as Jupp Heynckes’ side prepare to resume their Bundesliga season with a trip to Bayer Leverkusen on Friday, January 12.last_img read more

Athlon Sports Says Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez Is A Top-10 QB This Year

first_imgAdrian Martinez warms up for Nebraska.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers warms up before the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska enters the 2019 season with increased expectations in Year Two under Scott Frost. Quarterback Adrian Martinez is a big reason why.Landing Martinez was viewed as a coup for Frost, who scooped the four-star signal caller up shortly after being hired in December 2017. After enrolling early and earning the starting job as a true freshman, Martinez showed plenty of promise last season.Some pundits were clearly impressed with what they saw. Athlon Sports released its rankings of the 130 starting quarterbacks in college football earlier today.Martinez checks in at No. 9, right behind Big Ten counterparts Justin Fields (Ohio State) and Shea Patterson (Michigan). The continued development of Martinez is a big reason why coach Scott Frost’s team should take a big step forward in 2019. Martinez did not play as a high school senior due to injury but showed no rust in his freshman season. The California native connected on 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,617 yards and 17 touchdowns to just eight picks. Martinez finished second on the team with 629 rushing yards and chipped in eight scores on the ground. With a full offseason to develop under Frost, look for Martinez to contend for All-Big Ten honors this fall.Slotting Martinez in the top 10 seems pretty bold, though he deserves to be ahead of Fields based off their current track records.No matter where you put him nationally, there is no reason why Martinez shouldn’t be one of the best quarterbacks in the Big Ten in 2019.You can view Athlon’s full rankings here.last_img read more

Agriculture Minister Calls on Jamaicans to Invest More in Idle Lands

first_img Speaking at the St. Mary Agricultural Show at Gray’s Inn Sports complex, Annotto Bay, St. Mary, on Monday (April 2), Mr. Shaw said more investments from Jamaicans are needed in the agricultural sector, “so that we can ensure food security and decrease our importation to satisfy the demands of our local market”. New Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has reiterated calls for Jamaicans to invest more in farming on idle lands across the island. New Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has reiterated calls for Jamaicans to invest more in farming on idle lands across the island.Speaking at the St. Mary Agricultural Show at Gray’s Inn Sports complex, Annotto Bay, St. Mary, on Monday (April 2), Mr. Shaw said more investments from Jamaicans are needed in the agricultural sector, “so that we can ensure food security and decrease our importation to satisfy the demands of our local market”.“In Jamaica, we are too blessed with so many acres of idle lands. We have got to put them into production,” the Minister emphasised.“I am tired to see idle lands [of which] a lot was in sugar, and all over the world, sugar is a declining business, but even in sugar, we can rationalise our sugar lands and make them produce more efficiently while we make other lands available for use,” he added.The Minister pointed out that numerous hectares of idle lands already have irrigation, which investors will not have to worry about before planting.“Plenty of the idle lands are between St. Catherine and Clarendon. There are 18,000 hectares that are idle, and 70 per cent already has irrigation,” he noted.Mr. Shaw also called on more Jamaicans to set up small gardens in their back yards, as is done in other developed and developing nations.“Last week, I went to a conference in Argentina in a place called Mendoza, and when I was flying across the South American continent (Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina), all I could see is production. Everywhere, something was being produced, whether grapes or corn…Where you don’t see crops growing, you see cattle. When I fly over Jamaica, I am tired to see idle lands,” he said.The Minister pointed out that countries such as Guatemala, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic export a lot of fresh vegetables and processed foods to the United States, and Jamaica needs to do more of this.Mr. Shaw said since he has been working in the capacity of Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, he has been impressed by the interest, involvement and initiatives of youth in agriculture.“I’ve seen so much initiative and enterprise. I’ve seen so many young entrepreneurs who are committed to doing something and devising new products from our locally produced material, and this is how we are going to move in Jamaica, from poverty to prosperity,” he said.The St. Mary Agricultural Show was being held for the 32nd year, under the theme ‘Climate Smart Agriculture, the Key to Food Security’.Annually, the event is hosted to bring farmers from the parish of St. Mary, neighbouring parishes and other stakeholders together, where ideas for innovation are shared, along with the introduction of new technology, which they can incorporate in their practice. “I am tired to see idle lands [of which] a lot was in sugar, and all over the world, sugar is a declining business, but even in sugar, we can rationalise our sugar lands and make them produce more efficiently while we make other lands available for use,” he added. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Tourism Revenue Grew By 12.1 Per Cent in 2017

first_imgMinister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says revenue from the tourism sector grew by 12.1 per cent in 2017, delivering $62.2 billion to the local economy.Mr. Bartlett, who was speaking in the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, today (May 8), also reported that the sector is seeing an increase in employment.He noted that in 2017, tourism accounted for 8.9 per cent of the labour force, employing 122,500 workers, and generated indirect employment for another 250,000 workers.“These figures once again underscore the well-known fact that tourism is vital to the fulfilment of Vision 2030,” the Minister told the House, adding that the Ministry is committed to attracting five million tourists by 2021, the generation of US$5 billion in earnings, total direct jobs of 125,000, while adding 15,000 rooms.Mr. Bartlett said the sector is expanding at an “unprecedented pace” and remains poised to outperform the growth target of five per cent in five years, noting that for two consecutive years, tourism exceeded the five per cent projected annual growth.Last year, 4.3 million tourists visited Jamaica’s shores, with the country making history with 500,000 new visitors to the island in a single calendar year. Revenue grew in the sector from US$2.1 billion in 2016 to approximately US$3 billion in 2017.Mr. Bartlett said the Ministry will continue to give support to the security forces, and that more than $1 billion has been committed through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to ensure that “our destination remains safe and secure”.last_img read more

IHC Merwede Reorders DBR Generators

first_imgzoom DBR Generatorsets will supply emergency/harbour diesel generator sets for six new pipelaying vessels under construction at IHC Merwede in the Netherlands for Subsea 7 and SapuraKencana.The order for the custom engineered units, generating up to 1,875 kVA, follows DBR’s successful delivery of three similar generator sets for IHC Merwede in 2013.“We are very pleased that our work last year has resulted in this large new repeat order from our client IHC Merwede,” said DBR Managing Director Herwin Roodenburg.“These are custom built units, completely engineered to client specifications and for operating safely and reliably in Brazilian waters.”For each of the six new generator sets, DBR selected Mitsubishi diesel engines and either 800 kVA Leroy Somer, or 1,875 kVA AvK generators.The delivery includes cooler and control panels, and the units can operate in up to 50ºC air on temperature.DBR will engineer the equipment to Lloyd’s Register and IMO-2 specifications.The first of the six new generator sets was successfully FAT tested at DBR’s test bench and already delivered earlier in 2014. The delivery of the next custom built units will continue in 2014 and 2015.Based in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands, DBR provides customized solutions in the field of power supply for ships, offshore platforms and onshore applications. June 3, 2014last_img read more

2 MTC mechanics killed 6 injured as bus rams wall

first_imgChennai: Two mechanics of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation died on the spot and six of their colleagues were injured when an MTC bus rammed the wall of the room they were resting in here early on Sunday, police said.The incident occurred at around 12.45 AM at the bus depot in Vadapalani area when the six mechanical engineers of the Corporation were sleeping in the building, they said. Two of them, Bharati (32) and Sekar (48) died on the spot, while the others were admitted to the Government Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Kilpauk Medical College Hospital. The bus driver, who escaped unhurt, has been arrested, police said. Transport department principal secretary J Radhakrishnan visited the area and took stock of the incident. He also visited the injured at the hospital. Later, speaking to reporters, he said it was too early to arrive at a conclusion on the reasons for the accident. “I was told the bus driver is an experienced man”, he said.last_img read more