Baron ‘confident’ going into fourth career UAAP finals

first_imgDozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town View comments Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Majoy Baron. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn terms of the ratio of playing years to finals appearances, De La Salle middle blocker Mary Joy Baron is a perfect four of four.Baron is entering her fourth straight UAAP women’s volleyball finals after the Lady Spikers took care of University of Santo Tomas, 25-14, 25-20, 24-26, 25-13, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape testcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Reyes, UST exit Final Four with heads held high Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ And it’s almost natural that Baron, who is the reigning Best Blocker in the league, is on a high for her forthcoming fourth title series.“Personally, I’m confident because we’re also the champions from last year,” said Baron Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “It’s really a great feeling to defend the crown and the finals is a different landscape because the intensity changes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnBaron, though, has experienced early heartbreak in her first two trips when La Salle lost to Ateneo twice before the Lady Spikers redeemed themselves and won Season 78.And as far as finals preparations go, Baron knows too well how to not let their guard down. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ll study and prepare whoever we’re going to face, as a team we’re confident on whoever we face,” said Baron.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Saajid Husani – risk taker, innovator, photographer

first_imgSaajid Husani is a risk taker, an innovator, a photographer unlike any other with lots of edge who says his job is his hobby and he wouldn’t mind doing it for the rest of his life.One of the first local photographers to use drones to elevate his work, Husani had a different path planned for his life than photography, as after graduating from the West Demerara Secondary School, he successfully pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Guyana. But in his third year, when a “random Facebook friend” offered him his first paid job in photography, his hobby became more than a pastime, as he decided to follow what made him happy and started a photography business.Describing his business as “art first, business second”, he explained that his philosophy was to focus “on the craft itself and the business aspect will follow”. The approach seems to be paying off, as the response has been “tremendous”. The De Willem native, who currently resides on the East Coast of Demerara, says he is very grateful for the support he gets from thousands of Guyanese. From weddings to commercial shoots with Rafieya Husain, Miss World Guyana 2014 and Miss Universe Guyana 2017, Husani has covered a wide range of subjects, utilising myriad techniques. In fact, he says pushing himself to keep delivering better quality all the time is the goal of Saajid Husani Photography.Of his entrepreneurial endeavour and the lessons learnt along the way, he said, “It’s a long and tiresome journey, no shortcuts, but it’s all worth it.”The artist, who says willingness to sacrifice is the most important quality of an entrepreneur, noted that he drew inspiration from other entrepreneurs and “a lot of things”, adding that his dream mentors, whom he has all met, are local Guyanese people “since they are the ones who worked right here and made it big”. He further revealed that his mother was his biggest influence and he wished he could be half the person she was.The 23-year-old advised aspiring entrepreneurs to “have good composure when dealing with problems, and be willing to put in all your time, cause it’s not simple, a 9-5 business when it comes to entrepreneurs”.“Whenever something has to get done, time of the day is irrelevant,” he declared when questioned about his most productive times during the day.Such moments of intensity break through Husani’s relaxed yet edgy exterior; when coupled with his professionalism, they offer a glimpse of his complexity and many nuances.Noting that it was a slow upward climb for his business in Guyana’s present economy, Husani said more local startup groups where entrepreneurs could engage and communicate with each other freely were needed.Questioned about his definition of success, the photographer, whose ready sense of humour was quite evident, laughingly said “eating what I want when I want”, before turning serious: “…it’s to look at what you do, feeling content with what you have accomplished in the time you did it.”Contact: 641-1622, www.facebook.com/Saajid.Husani.Photography/last_img read more

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Vendors protest removal from Stabroek Market Square

first_imgA group of angry vendors, who were removed from the Stabroek Market Square, where they ply their tradeVenders protesting outside City Hall on Fridayon a daily basis, staged a protest outside Ministry of the Presidency before marching down to City Hall on Friday.The Mayor and City Council is removing them temporarily to the vacant lot south of Parliament Buildings so that the market square can be cleaned. However, vendors feel that this move is “unfair” and “disrespectful”.At the protest, vendor Arrisa Richmond told Guyana Times that she was not at the meeting when the agreement was made and noted that the area where City Council wants to send them is “not prosperous.” The single-parent of three also stated that she intends to return to vend at Stabroek despite the four-month removal which City Council has imposed.“They seh come Sunday fuh clean [and] I coming an give dem a hand fuh clean… but I will be going back there to vend on Tuesday right on because they seh they want de place look nice for Jubilee; I want piece ah de Jubilee money, too,” Richmond stressed.Other vendors vowed they will not be taken for granted and some noted they would not go anywhere.“I am not moving from there, I am selling out here 22 years… Jagdeo used to call we in and talk to us whether he like we or not. Jagdeo used to deal with we and is he put we there; we vote for a change and this is what we get?” questioned a vendor in anger.She stated, “No vending, no Jubilee”, and noted that vendors intend to continue their protest actions.“We is de government backbone, we put everybody weh they deh right now, and we deserve better treatment than this,” a male vendor expressed.After locking the gates, City Council tried to ease the tensions when Deputy Mayor Sherrod Duncan came out to speak with the vendors.“We’re all very concerned about the vendors there. We all want you folks to earn a good living, that’s why we’re saying we’re not ceasing vending on the whole but we want to be able to take care of that square. We understand all the concerns, the thieves, the junkies… that is why we are in a massive push for the reorganisation of that square,” Duncan told the crowd.Despite his attempts to calm the gathering, the protestors continued to vent their anger over the current management of City Hall.On Thursday, Town Clerk Royston King during a meeting with some 400 vendors said that they would be removed for four months to facilitate a clean-up exercise as part of an overarching plan to secure the integrity and health of Stabroek Market Square.In the agreement City Hall imposed, it was stated that a “massive clean-up” exercise will take place on Sunday May 1 and vendors, who have stalls in the municipal markets, were asked to return and occupy those stalls. Should these vendors fail to do so, it will result in the “repossession of those facilities.”“Vendors, who are plying their trade at the Stabroek Market Square and contiguous areas would be temporary relocated to a plot of land south of the Parliament Building. The Council would provide lighting, 24 hours security, and sanitary facilities,” the Council had noted.At the meeting Thursday, King told stakeholders that land is adequate for all the vendors especially those who reside on the periphery of the square. Vendors had raised concerns over the plot of land identified. They had questioned if there would indeed have enough space for all of them to ply their trade.City Council had however stated that all vendors at the meeting supported the plans.last_img read more

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‘What Sam Allardyce said really gets up West Ham fans’ noses!’

first_imgDo you fancy becoming a football pundit? Take a listen to the clip above and give it your best shot hereWe’re looking for a new football pundit and, whoever becomes our ‘People’s Pundit’, they could do worse than listen to the passion of West Ham fan Terry.He called talkSPORT to vent his frustration at the Hammers’ performances under Sam Allardyce, and you can hear Terry’s views in the audio clip, above.“What really got up my nose is that he came and said ‘The players were tired’ [after the 4-0 FA Cup defeat to West Brom],” Terry told Drivetime host Adrian Durham. “That is one thing a football fan hates to hear a manager say.”“What that club needs is a new face to come in and a breath of fresh air.“We need a big name manager to come into West Ham,” continued Terry, suggesting Michael Laudrup and Slaven Bilic as possibilities.“When I heard the name Harry Redknapp, I nearly crashed my cab!” he explained. Not in a million years do we want him back.”What do you think of Terry’s view? Do you possess the same passion for football and think the nation should hear your views?This is your chance to prove how good a football pundit you could be! talkSPORT has teamed up with The Carlsberg Fan Squad on a mission to find Probably The Best Pundit in the World… with probably the best prize too!The winner will become part of the on air talkSPORT team, live from a Premier League ground on the final day of the season!Get recording your entries now and also keep an eye out for the People’s Pundit van, which is now on tour to catch all of your punditry skills outside UK football grounds!It’s a fantastic opportunity! So head to www.thepeoplespundit.co.uk to find out more now.last_img read more

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Animator brought characters to life

first_imgJerry was borrowed for the mostly live-action musical “Anchors Aweigh,” dancing with Gene Kelly in a scene that become a screen classic. After MGM folded its animation department in the mid-1950s, Hanna and Barbera were forced to go into business for themselves. With television’s sharply lower budgets, their new cartoons put more stress on verbal wit rather than the detailed – and expensive – action featured in theatrical cartoons. Like “The Simpsons” three decades later, “The Flintstones” found success in prime-time TV by not limiting its reach to children. The program, a parody of “The Honeymooners,” was among the 20 most popular shows on television during the 1960-61 season, and Fred’s shout of “yabba dabba doo!” entered the language. The Jetsons, who debuted in 1962, were the futuristic mirror image of the Flintstones. “It was a family comedy with everyday situations and problems that we window-dressed with gimmicks and inventions,” Barbera once said. “Our stories were such a contrast to many of the animated series that are straight destruction and blasting away for a solid half-hour.” Funeral arrangements were pending, Miereanu said. In addition to his wife, the animator is survived by three children from a previous marriage, Jayne, Neal and Lynn.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Joe Barbera, half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team that produced such beloved cartoon characters as Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear and the Flintstones, died Monday, a Warner Bros. spokesman said. He was 95. Barbera died of natural causes at his Sherman Oaks home with his wife, Sheila, at his side, Warner Bros. spokesman Gary Miereanu said. With his longtime partner, Bill Hanna, Barbera first found success creating the Tom and Jerry cartoons. The antics of the battling cat and mouse went on to win seven Academy Awards, more than any other series with the same characters. The partners, who had first teamed up while working at MGM in the 1930s, then went on to a whole new realm of success in the 1950s with a witty series of animated TV comedies, including “The Flintstones,” “The Jetsons,” “Yogi Bear,” “Scooby-Doo” and “Huckleberry Hound and Friends.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeTheir strengths melded perfectly, critic Leonard Maltin wrote in his book “Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons.” Barbera brought the comic gags and skilled drawing, while Hanna brought warmth and a keen sense of timing. “This writing-directing team may hold a record for producing consistently superior cartoons using the same characters year after year – without a break or change in routine,” Maltin wrote. “From the Stone Age to the Space Age and from prime time to Saturday mornings, syndication and cable, the characters he created with his late partner, William Hanna, are not only animated superstars, but also a very beloved part of American pop culture. While he will be missed by his family and friends, Joe will live on through his work,” Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry Meyer said Monday. Hanna, who died in 2001, once said he was never a good artist but that his partner could “capture mood and expression in a quick sketch better than anyone I’ve ever known.” The two first teamed cat and mouse in the short “Puss Gets the Boot.” It earned an Academy Award nomination, and MGM let the pair keep experimenting until the full-fledged Tom and Jerry characters eventually were born. last_img read more

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Cape Town Convention Centre expands

first_img5 May 2011The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is set for a R4.5-billion expansion that will include the creation of 10 000 square metres of retail space, a hospital, an office tower, numerous basement parking bays and the regeneration of Founder’s Garden.Funding to create a “convention precinct” is being sourced from the CTICC, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Provincial Government, and the development will create more than 8 000 jobs annually by 2018.According to CTICC chief executive Rashid Toefy, there is a strong business case for the expansion, which will unblock construction and development opportunities in the precinct and have a multiplier effect on the economy.A recent feasibility study by the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business on the impact of the expansion found that its contribution to the national economy could rise from the current R2.3-billion to over R5.1-billion annually.Successful public-private partnershipThe centre was developed in 2003 at a cost of R565-million, with funding from the City of Cape Town, the provincial government and SunWest. The City contributed R284-million of that, giving it a 50.18% majority shareholding and making the centre a municipal entity.While it was originally envisaged to be a loss leader with the city merely covering its operating costs, the centre has outperformed those expectations be becoming a profit centre in its own right.“Both operating and capital costs are being recovered, it has paid rates, never needed any further funding from [the city council] after the original investment and has even been in a position to pay a dividend although this has never happened,” said Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for economic development and tourism, Felicity Purchase, at the announcement in Cape Town last week.“It is a wonderful example of a successful partnership between business and government.”The City approved funding of R550-million towards this venture over the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 financial years, as well as R150-million for the purchase of various land parcels and related statutory processes.Destination of choice in AfricaSince opening its doors in 2003, the centre has contributed to the creation of more than 53 000 direct and indirect jobs and has made a cumulative contribution of over R14-billion to the national gross domestic product (GDP) and over R4-billion to gross geographical product (GGP).The CTICC is already the leading convention centre in Africa. At present it is ranked 35th in the world, but aims to be in the top 10.“The CTICC has over the years become the flagship events and conference venue in the City,” said Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato. “I am certain that the expansion will bolster the City’s goal to be the destination of choice in Africa.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Boeing says MCAS pilot messages involved simulator still under test

first_imgPhoto: Boeing Boeing believes an interchange between two pilots about aggressive MCAS software related to an incomplete simulator program and says it briefed regulators about the now controversial 737 MAX flight control changes “on multiple occasions”.The release of messages between the pilots sent the company’s share price tumbling on Friday after the US Federal Aviation Administration demanded an urgent explanation about why it was only now seeing the exchange.Boeing said in a statement released Sunday that it understood and regretted the concern the release of the messages by technical pilot Mark Forkner had caused, particularly to the FAA and other regulators.In the exchange, Forkner says the MCAS ” is running rampant in the sim” and worries about unintentionally misleading regulators.Forner, who has since left Boeing, was involved in the development of training and manuals for the MAX.READ: Pilot MCAS messages plunge Boeing into fresh crisisThe release comes at a delicate time for the manufacturer as it continues to deal with the regulators on getting the grounded MAX fleet back in the air.“It is unfortunate that this document, which was provided early this year to government investigators, could not be released in a manner that would have allowed for meaningful explanation,’’ Boeing said.“While we have not been able to speak to Mr. Forkner directly about his understanding of the document, he has stated through his attorney that his comments reflected a reaction to a simulator program that was not functioning properly, and that was still undergoing testing.“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this exchange, and are committed to identifying all the available facts relating to it, and to sharing those facts with the appropriate investigating and regulatory authorities. “Boeing said it engaged in an extensive process with the FAA to determine pilot training requirements for the 737 MAX 8, part of “a complex, multiyear effort that involved a large number of individuals at both Boeing and the FAA”.“In that regulatory process, Boeing informed the FAA about the expansion of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) to low speeds, including by briefing the FAA and international regulators on multiple occasions about MCAS’s final configuration,’’ it said.“The process also included evaluation of MCAS in low-speed configurations for both training and certification.“The simulator software used during the November 15 session was still undergoing testing and qualification and had not been finalized, but it, too, provided for MCAS operation at low speed.“Separately, a low-speed version of MCAS was installed on the airplanes used for training-related flight testing that the FAA administered in August 2016.“And FAA personnel also observed the operation of MCAS in its low-speed configuration during certification flight testing, beginning in August 2016 and continuing through January 2017.“We understand entirely the scrutiny this matter is receiving, and are committed to working with investigative authorities and the U.S. Congress as they continue their investigations. “last_img read more

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Loss Prevention and the Pharmacy: Holding the Keys to the Medicine Cabinet

first_imgMost practitioners would agree that there is more to loss prevention than simply ‘minding the store’. With the meteoric growth of online and mobile payments, LP professionals are increasingly stretched beyond the traditional bricks and mortar.But what about loss prevention issues surrounding the pestle and mortar—the ancient method of preparing healing compounds?This is more specifically an area of concern for Luke Hudman, head of profit protection for Celesio U.K., the leading international wholesale and retail company that also provides supply chain services to the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector. He is an outspoken advocate of a more holistic approach to curing loss; and argues that there is more to the science and management of loss prevention than the mainline retail space which, he argues, is focused upon to the exclusion of almost everything else when people talk about asset protection.- Sponsor – A Different Forum“If you watch television or read articles on loss prevention, it is always focused upon retail and shoplifting because that is the popular perception of what the problem is,” said Hudman, who holds the keys to the multi-billion euro drugs cabinet for brands, including AAH Wholesale Pharmaceutical, Lloyds Pharmacy, BetterLife, Evolution Healthcare, Wilkinson’s Healthcare, DrThom and John Bell & Croyden.“You listen to organisations such as the British Retail Consortium and the issues are all retail-orientated, so it feels that the pharmaceutical sector is almost a poor relation. Yet the role we undertake is more far-reaching, complex, and challenging,” said Hudman, who has recently joined the ORIS Health, Beauty and Pharmacy LP Forum to lobby for greater sector recognition.“The heads of pharmaceutical loss prevention should have a place to come together and share best practice, information, and intelligence, and lobby on matters of national importance because our business touches everyone’s lives.”For Hudman, who looks after 1,647 over-the-counter (OTC) retail outlets located in doctor’s surgeries, health centres, and the High Street, and nineteen wholesale branches, the job is more than simply keeping the balance sheet healthy for the board, although that is a major consideration. His role and that of his seven-member team calls upon the “second opinion” of powerful external forces in what is the most regulated market in the world – from the third party manufacturers to the dispensing pharmacists.The supply chain has to be, by its very nature, robust because of the constant threat and inherent dangers caused by the unaccountable loss of prescription stock. Questions are not only asked by the business, but by the Home Office, which regulates the wholesale supply chain, and the GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council); both of whom have powers to audit a company’s policies and procedures. And this can take place at any time, not just when stock goes missing.“It is a bit like an OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education) inspection report. They come, they audit us, and they leave a detailed report of their findings. This is the daily reality of the licensing and distribution of the stock we manage,” said Hudman.Managing the SystemWorking with medicines presents specific challenges, but it keeps the role interesting.“There is never a dull moment in our role because of the diversity of challenges that we, as a team, face daily. We could be looking at some data-mining anomalies in a small community retail unit, or a stock management inaccuracy in one of our larger dispensaries, or a wholesale branch.”The task is made even more challenging with the relationship with the National Health Service (NHS) and the complex invoicing and charge-back procedures, all of which have to balance against individual pharmacies and the stock files.In addition, the pharmacies are not run by retailers, but pharmacists—the highly-trained and regulated individuals who have fantastic product knowledge and customer care skills, but their stock control management may be in need of some support and guidance from the profit protection team.Again, this is a training requirement for Hudman and the team, who are there as a support function to the business to help pharmacists and wholesale branch managers better manage everything from their outlets to their out-of-date drugs. This is because it is more than an issue of profit and loss (P&L). It is about having important medicines available for patients at the right time, and managing brand reputation.“We also monitor stock movement in relation to drug trends and the markets for them in the public domain. For example we can trigger alerts if we notice unusual movements in those ‘drugs of choice’ and act accordingly,” he said.“If certain types of medicines become the currency of choice, we work with the Police, DAT (Drug Action Team), and other agencies to move one step ahead of the game. This could be that we need to identify unusual stock movement, which could be an anomaly in the system or the potential to be a dishonest colleague that we need to investigate.“There are desirable products, so we keep an eye on stock movement to make sure the supply and demand remains legal. Here, one of our jobs is to sort the malicious from the non-malicious losses.”To many people the issue of needle-exchange schemes where recovering addicts visit health centres and pharmacies to swap hypodermics would seem to pose serious crime issues. For Celesio, however, this is one of the more straightforward parts of the role; in part due to the risk profile of the job and offering full protection for their colleagues working in these pharmacies.“The process is now so slick that it is like every other prescription. We obviously monitor the situation and can deploy additional resources to protect our colleagues, but it is not a major issue for me or the team compared to some of the other challenges in the business,” said Hudman.Stringent DocumentationAll of Celesio’s loss prevention strategies are intelligence-led and rely on comprehensive reporting with either its own home developed spreadsheets or those developed in conjunction with third-party suppliers, including IntelliQ, the data-mining software employed throughout its EPOS estate.“We have created our own reporting system that highlights stock movement of products that we know are desirable,” said Hudman.Holding the keys to the drugs cabinet is clearly a major undertaking that goes beyond managing traditional P&L and shrink and into broader areas of risk, brand protection, and legal compliance. It is not about designer clothes and hand bags, but often expensive designer drugs that have an even higher street value and could create major health risks if they found their way into the wrong hands. Pharmaceutical loss prevention is therefore not just about retail shrink, but in fact, the last line of defence between the legal and the black markets.This article was first published in LP Magazine EU in the Summer edition 2014 and updated in May 2016. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Marketing Day: Simply Measured’s new API, Twitter news & OTT programming

first_img HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Simply Measured’s new API, Twitter news & OTT programming Posted on 13th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Marketing Day: Simply Measured’s new API, Twitter news & OTT programmingYou are here: Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Feed your search marketing obsession at SMX EastJul 12, 2016 by Marketing LandYou can register for SMX East anytime and get the latest, greatest SEO and SEM tactics. But why wait? Register now and save $300!Simply Measured offers “first social measurement API” for marketersJul 12, 2016 by Barry LevineAggregating feeds from multiple social networks, the API goes beyond the company’s current reports and provides standardized data for queries.3 common mistakes made in do-it-yourself PPCJul 12, 2016 by Pauline JakoberTrying to manage your business’s paid search advertising on your own? Columnist Pauline Jakober outlines some common pitfalls to avoid.Twitter will tell brands more about people who see their tweets, visit their sitesJul 12, 2016 by Tim PetersonTwitter is opening Gnip’s Audience API so that any brand can access demographic and interest data about anyone who sees its tweets or visits its site.7 lessons to jump-start your digital marketing in AsiaJul 12, 2016 by Eli SchwartzLooking to expand your business to Asia and not sure what to expect? Contributor Eli Schwartz shares insights gleaned from living and working overseas.MarTech Landscape: What is OTT programming and why does it matter?Jul 12, 2016 by Barry LevineOver-The-Top is a rapidly changing term, but it signifies a permanent change in how people consume content.Redefining success: 3 dangers of email conversion inflationJul 12, 2016 by Chad WhiteDon’t label everything and anything a conversion. Columnist Chad White says you need to focus on the right metrics to get a better understanding of your campaign performance over time.Google rolling out Showcase Shopping Ads – PLAs for broad product queries – and other Shopping updatesJul 12, 2016 by Ginny MarvinAhead of the holiday push, Google is debuting a new ad and landing page format for retailers to show users more products.As publishers see rising returns on video, Facebook is getting more of their ad campaignsJul 12, 2016 by Ginny MarvinA new survey shows publishers remain wary of relinquishing control of their video revenue to third parties. Most are not participating in Instant Articles, for example.3 reasons your content isn’t getting shared — and how to fix themJul 12, 2016 by Jayson DeMersYou’ve put time and effort into your content, but it’s not getting the traction you’d hoped for. What can you do? Columnist Jayson DeMers helps identify the underlying issue and suggests solutions.Twitter’s live TV lineup grows with three Bloomberg weekday showsJul 12, 2016 by Tim PetersonBloomberg will air three of its weekday news shows live on Twitter, and the companies will share the resulting ad revenue.In-app purchases dwarf ad revenues, as iOS App Store exceeds $71 billionJul 11, 2016 by Greg SterlingOnly 5 percent of app users make in-app purchases, yet they drive much more publisher revenue than app-based advertising.Facebook’s testing another ad-free Pages design for desktopJul 11, 2016 by Tim PetersonFacebook is testing a new look for its desktop Pages that drops right-hand ads and repositions the page’s cover photo, profile photo and navigation bar.Recent Headlines From Search Engine Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Search News & Information:Mobile marketing AMPlification: Content, performance and measurementEarned engagement and fragmented audiences: kickstart your process in the enterpriseRotating ad copy: What traffic are you missing out on?Google offers new hotel search filters, deal labels and airline price trackingGoogle rolling out major change to PLAs for broad product queries, among other Shopping updatesOnline Marketing News From Around The Web:Affiliate Marketing3 Tips to Use Affiliate Links on Pinterest, www.socialmediaexaminer.comAnalytics5 Things to Consider when Migrating Data Analytics to the Cloud, www.martechadvisor.comMaximising the use of your data for digital marketing, www.branded3.comMeasuring ROI Still the Top Struggle for Social Marketers, www.emarketer.comThe Biggest Challenges of Measuring Content Marketing ROI, www.marketingprofs.comBusiness IssuesBiz Stone throws his weight behind the Polaroid Swing motion photo app, techcrunch.comFacebook Taps Office 365 While Developing Own Workplace Service, www.wsj.comGoogle Gets Extension to Respond to EU Over Android Antitrust Charges, www.wsj.comGoogle just scored a bunch of new property to make its crazy dream campus come true, www.recode.netContent Marketing6 Ways to Improve Your Content’s Sharability, www.copypress.com8 Companies That Get Content Marketing, www.internetmarketingninjas.comAre You Missing this Vital Ingredient In Your Content Strategy?, unbounce.comDoes Your Content Answer Searchers’ Questions?, contentmarketinginstitute.comMissed 2016 Content Marketing Opportunities, heidicohen.comWhat a Content Marketer needs to know about Pokemon Go, www.cornwallseo.comWhat Makes Visual Content Go Viral?, www.convinceandconvert.comConversion OptimizationData-Driven CTAs for Each Stage of Your Sales Funnel, blog.kissmetrics.comHow to Build a High-Converting Marketing Funnel, www.marketingprofs.comHow to Build Strong Customer Relationships to Boost Retention, blog.crazyegg.comCopywriting, Design & UsabilityHow to Write with Power and Authority, Even if You Feel Like a Nobody, www.copyblogger.comDomainingBuy it or lose it? 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first_imgChief District Medical Officer, Kendrapara, Binayak Chief District Medical Officer, Kendrapara, Binayak Prusty said the deaths were attributed to low birth weight, lack of pre- and post-natal care, premature delivery and absence of timely medical care during institutional deliveries. “There are 130 sanctioned posts of doctors. However, as many as 54 posts are lying vacant. Vacant posts include eleven paediatric specialist posts. We have written to the government for deployment of more doctors. Hopefully, our request will be addressed,” the CDMO said. “The ground realities are grim. Governmental health service has abysmally failed to cater to the needs of sick people spread over nine blocks of the district,” said BJPs Kendrapara district wing president Duryadhan Sahu. “Given the state of affairs, it is apparent that health is no longer on the priority list of state government. Poor people are left to fend for themselves as health centres and dispensaries are left unmanned. Its the small children and pregnant women who are suffering the most,” said Debendra Sharma, Kendrapara district wing chief of Congress. As many as 154 infants died in different hospitals in the tribal-dominated Kandhamal district between April and July while over 60 newborns were reported dead within two weeks in Cuttack. PTI COR SKN CR KIS PSlast_img read more

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