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European clubs call on Fifa not to expand 32-team World Cup

first_imgThe 220-member ECA’s research said European clubs employed 76 percent of players at the 2014 World Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes FILE- In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a news briefing ahead of the draw for the soccer Confederations Cup 2017, in Kazan, Russia. APNYON, Switzerland—Europe’s top clubs are calling on FIFA President Gianni Infantino not to expand the World Cup from its 32-team format.European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the number of games played each season “has already reached an unacceptable level.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Senators to proceed with review of VFA PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise EDITORS’ PICK Rummenigge says he wrote to Infantino on Friday, ahead of a possible Jan. 10 expansion decision by the FIFA Council.Infantino wants 48 teams at the 2026 World Cup, adding 368 players committed to national-team duty for at least one month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliA bigger and more lucrative World Cup would help fulfill Infantino’s election promises to FIFA’s 211 member federations.Rummenigge says “politics and commerce should not be the exclusive priority in football.” Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Leonard scores 26, leads Spurs to 108-101 win over Celtics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports View comments Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are younglast_img read more

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Different strokes…

first_img…on changing the worldWell, your Eyewitness saw the obligatory genuflection to Gandhi at the Promenade Gardens – just as it was done since it’s unveiling back on Oct 2, 1969. The reminder of the prophet of non-violence was probably erected to encourage us to stay off the path of going at each other with hammer and tongs – since that’s what we’d done earlier in the decade in a virtual civil war. Cheddi had said he was a Gandhian, but it hadn’t helped.Interestingly, that technique found more fertile ground in the American South with Martin Luther King, who presented a different option to Malcolm X’s “Burn baby, Burn” tactic to bring attention to America’s seething race problem. It’s a pity the FBI and the CIA didn’t learn anything from King – since his deployment of Satyagraha preceded our 1960’s riots. And we know the FBI kept a careful surveillance on him!!But if our local politicians – who’d gone along and executed the CIA-instigated riots – learnt anything, it wasn’t about “truth force” or suchlike. No sir. After the ‘60’s riots’, “choke and rob” was unleashed in Georgetown in the 1970’s to keep the opposition in line. Gandhi’s message of turning the other cheek didn’t cut much ice with those fellas. By the 80’s we’d moved on to “kick down the door bandits” who’d upped the ante in the infliction of gratuitous violence. More lessons to Opposition supporters even as the speeches on Gandhi’s greatness continued unabated.With the change of government in 1992, extreme, violent hate speeches became the norm and finally it all exploded on Jan 12, 1998, when hundreds of Indian Guyanese were beaten and violated in the streets of Georgetown. The Gandhian message still hadn’t taken hold – but the speechifying didn’t let up. “An eye for an eye will leave everyone blind!” we were told.The violence went to even greater heights (or lows??) in the new millennium. Buxton became an armed state within a state that took on the Guyanese state. Policemen lives were snuffed out like flies and bodies of suspected “bandits” started to litter the roadsides. Gandhi’s philosophy was isolated. That extended violent period – the longest in Guyana’s history didn’t end until a full decade later – in 2008, after the last of the leaders, Fineman Rawlins and his gang, were gunned down. But not until three massacres had sent the nation into shock.It’s been eight years since Fineman’s demise. Can we hope that finally those who have grouses might want to settle them peacefully?Has Gandhi’s “eye for an eye” warning kicked in?…for Colombian guerrilla warBut if we Guyanese bemoan the lack of receptivity to the Gandhian path of settling disputes peacefully here – think about what just happened in Colombia. There, leftist guerrillas under their organisation FARC, have been fighting the government for over FIFTY-TWO YEARS!! Where over 260,000 persons have been killed. Now you’d think Colombia was ripe for peace, no? The world thought so!But no! After a peace deal was brokered and signed by the government and FARC, it was taken to the people to be ratified in a referendum. And guess what vox populi said… NO PEACE! CONTINUE THE WAR!! Now what’s going on here? “Vengeance” is going on… that’s what. While the vote was very close – just a 0.25 per cent difference between the two sides.The decision gives a whole new meaning to the word “winner” since more people will die unless some face saving way out is brokered. U2’s Bono and Beatles’ Ringo Starr failed to stay the victory of the “Yes to war!”Maybe we could send our statue of Gandhi to drum up support for “his way”??…on natural disastersWith Hurricane Matthew approaching Jamaica and Haiti… your Eyewitness is reminded of the retort by the Guyanese who was complimented for having no natural disasters in Guyana.“We had Burnham!” It shut up his WI friend.last_img read more

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Essential principles in collective bargaining

first_imgDear Editor,The restoration of collective bargaining in the public service between the public authority and the Guyana Public Service Union is a welcome development. This is observing the treaty obligations flowing from the International Labour Convention No 151 – Labour Relations (Public Service) 1978, ratified by Guyana in June 1982. This Convention provides for the protection of public employees’ right to organise and collective bargaining, procedures for dispute settlement through negotiations, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. Convention 151 confers similar rights flowing from Convention No 98 – Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining, applicable to the private sector.The public authorities need to be mindful of International Treaty obligations of International Labour Conventions, ratified by Guyana, and national laws on the conduct of labour and industrial relations, including Trade Union Recognition Act Chapter 98:07, No 33 of 1997 which imposes an obligation on the union and employer to bargain in good faith and enter into negotiations with each other for the purpose of collective bargaining.The principles and practice of good faith bargaining in collective bargaining requires the practice of industrial diplomacy of mutual respect, and trust in civil encounters, including:* Adequate preparations on both sides for serious negotiations.* A determination by both sides to forge mutual agreements.* That the negotiating parties have a full mandate to agree on all issues on the negotiating table without frequent adjournments to consult higher authority. The negotiating teams should come to the table knowing fully the absolute limit of concessions and acceptance.* The public service negotiating team should be given the absolute percentage or dollar amount of the wage bill for increases in salaries/wages and allowances which it can distribute and concede through the cut and thrust of negotiations.* Negotiations are private, confidential processes, and should be free from premature media publicity and before the conclusion of full agreement or otherwise.* Communication to the media during the course of negotiations, if necessary, should be by joint releases.* All cost items of salaries/wages and allowances, etc should be on the negotiation table to determine the total increase in employment costs to the national treasury.* It is prudent to treat all negotiating items – salaries, wages, allowances, etc as a total package with the understanding that agreement on a single item is subject to agreement on all cost items, to avoid a more costly piece-meal approach.Lack of good faith bargaining constitutes the power approach in labour negotiations including: building up expectations of staff with unrealistic proposals at general meetings, agitation in the media before dialogue/discussions, ‘negotiating’ in the media, misinformation to the media, unnecessary threats of industrial actions, external influences and pressures, public demonstrations, public agitation, illegal actions, political and external lobbying during the course of negotiations, and personal attacks on the integrity of the members of either negotiating team or on the union or public authority.The parties should be aware that four possible approaches can be adopted by either or both parties in labour negotiations and in the management of labour conflicts:Avoidance approach: failure or refusal to deal with the issue; settlement by chance.Power approach: coercion to force the other side to concede; settlement by force, industrial actions – strikes, lockouts, etc.Rights approach: independent standards of right or fairness; settlement by a labour tribunal, arbitration or by a court of law.Consensus approach: the best and preferred approach which endeavours to reconcile, compromise or accommodate. The superiority of the consensus approach reflects settlement by the parties through direct negotiations or conciliation/mediation, or another mutually agreed means for final resolutionOne would expect the parties in the public sector would set a good example to the national community by eschewing of the power approach and employing the consensus and rights approaches in good faith encounters. There is also the assistance of a third party through Conciliation/Mediation, and finally, in the event of failure of the earlier processes, arbitration or a national commission review with recommendations to the National Assembly which provides the funds.Sincerely,Samuel J Goolsarranlast_img read more

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Hurricane Felix’s rain, winds slam Grenada

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Hurricane Felix gathered strength Saturday and pounded Grenada with heavy rains and winds, snapping small boats loose from their moorings and toppling utility poles on its route toward the Caribbean island of Aruba. The storm was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane Saturday evening, with sustained maximum winds near 75 mph. It was expected to strengthen even further as its outer bands started hitting the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao late Saturday or early today. A hurricane watch was issued for the three islands late Saturday. Tropical Storm Henriette, meanwhile, was moving out to sea after dumping rain on Mexico’s Pacific coastline. In Acapulco, the storm loosened a boulder that smashed into a home, killing three people. A teenager and her two brothers were also killed when a landslide slammed into their house in a poor neighborhood of the glitzy resort. Felix swept over Grenada on Saturday, knocking local radio and TV stations out of service and toppling utility lines. No injuries were immediately reported, but the storm ripped roofs off at least two homes and a popular concert venue was demolished. Orchards were left in ruin. Felix became the sixth named storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season early Saturday, spawning thunderstorms and downing trees in Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean islands reported only minor damage. Forecasters said satellite loops showed the storm was steadily expanding in size. In Aruba, residents stocked up on groceries, flashlights and window-reinforcements. Tourists crowded the airport to catch flights out before the storm arrived. “This kind of weather doesn’t usually make it to Aruba, so people are definitely worried,” said store cashier Mark Werleman.last_img read more

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Arsenal target Draxler told he ‘will never play for Wolfsburg again’ – Reports

first_imgArsenal have been handed a big boost in their pursuit of long-term target Julian Draxler, with reports in Germany claiming the midfielder is set to leave Wolfsburg in January.According to Bild, the 23-year-old has been dropped from the side to face Bayern Munich and has been told he will not play for the Bundesliga club again.The Gunners have been strongly linked with a move for Draxler even since missing out on signing him in the summer.After just 12 months at Wolfsburg, Draxler asked to leave for a ‘top European club’ during the off season but was eventually made to stay.However, he now looks set to get the move he desires, with reports in Germany claiming his Wolfsburg career is effectively over.Speculation over Draxler’s future has been rife over recent weeks, with Juventus also thought to be chasing his signature.Meanwhile, having denied Draxler’s request to leave in the summer, sporting director Klaus Allofs recently admitted Wolfsburg may now consider selling the playmaker.And it seems the rumours have turned his head, with club chiefs growing tired of his negative behaviour and apparently banning him from the first-team squad.Wolfsburg fans have also turned on their star man, with Draxler receiving boos from supporters in recent games for his apparent lack of loyalty to the club.“I don’t think I need to tell anybody what [being booed] does to a person – It certainly doesn’t help you,” the Germany international said recently.“I can understand the fans though – they have every right to do that. I said in the summer the way I feel and I stand by that.”Draxler joined Die Wölfe from Schalke for a club-record £25.5million in 2015, and it is claimed they will demand at least £30m from any club who wish to sign him in the upcoming transfer window. 1 Draxler was dropped to the bench for Wolfsburg’s previous league game – a 3-2 defeat to Hertha Berlin last_img read more

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Boys’ basketball keeps on top amid turbulence

first_img“I’m feeling great,” Collins said. “I’m able to get out once in a while and sneak to a movie. I’ve been kicking back and watching a lot of baseball, too. The Vikings will have the next month or so off and will resume practice once school begins on Aug. 17, a date Collins has targeted for his return as well. “My assistants have done an excellent job while I’ve been gone,” Collins said. “I can’t wait to get back again and do my part.” sean.ceglinsky@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesAll told, 10 upperclassmen graduated in June, and finding replacements for the production as well as the leadership has proved to be a daunting task thus far. Mickey Crockett, Ralph Anumba, Shane Vereen and John Otavka return with limited varsity experience and Vereen hasn’t been able to play much over the summer due to his commitments with the football team. “We’ve had some different guys doing some different things this summer,” Hayes said. “We’re not worried about wins and losses right now anyways. That’s secondary.” “We were looking for growth and development. We took steps forward in that regard. It was a great learning experience for everyone.” Rocket update: Collins, 52, was released from Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills a little more than a week ago and is good condition following surgery. The Valencia High boys’ basketball team has had its share of ups and downs over the past two months, beginning with the loss of several key players to graduation and ending with the absence of coach Rocket Collins, who was hospitalized for hernia surgery two weeks ago. The Vikings, however, persevered and ended the summer on a good note, advancing to the consolation championship of this past weekend’s UC San Diego Tournament before losing to Corona del Mar of Newport Beach. “Looking at the big picture, we did well,” said assistant coach Greg Hayes, who assumed added responsibility in Collins’ absence. “We found a way to get things done.” Valencia’s starting five for the 2005 season consisted of Teddy Goetz, D.J. Kakonde, Erick Sevilla, Chet Wyche and Kevin Delange, all of whom were seniors, along with super-subs K.C. Arbogast and Jason Nicholson. last_img read more

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Paring down resolutions to ‘yes’ and ‘no’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Borrowing from the writers of “Friends,” I thought the headline for this blog should cut right to the chase: that elusive, yet desired clutch on whatever we are pursuing or is chasing us, good or bad; it’s jumping into the deep end feet first and hoping like crazy that we come out when the lifeguard is still on duty. The New Year is a good time to talk about commitment because many people still make resolutions: lose weight, stop smoking, be nicer, be stronger, stop procrastinating – you get my drift. I stopped making resolutions a long time ago because the reality of them disappearing under the dust of January was harsh. You mean well after overloading on goodwill toward men, but before you know it, it’s tax time and you’re as grumpy as Scrooge off his meds. This year, I’m making a commitment to two things: “yes” and “no.” “Yes” means that positive things I will do this year will stay high on my list. I need to make health (yes, weight) a priority and look after the mental side, too. I need to write more. I need to do things I’ve “meant to” but haven’t crossed off My Life List. I need to devote more time to the literary and artistic side of my family, as well as help my daughter and her fiance plan their wedding because yes, my baby is getting married in 2008. Did I mention the need to do more writing? I’m hoping the words “book” are mentioned in next year’s blog, if my commitment to “yes” stays true. “No” means that I have to hold fast to my priorities and not succumb to the guilt or pleas of forces like new committees, events or volunteering. I have my favorite causes and they have received divided attention this year because it’s hard to say “no” to people who ask for my help. I don’t like saying no, but this year, I commit to learning how to say it better and stronger. Committing to “no” means not having to live under someone else’s standards when I’ve been working on my own for half a century.Sounds harsh, but I know there are several people reading this who are seeing “no” as a good thing. It comes down to two basic premises: yes, I will and no, I don’t have to. Both work. Try it sometimes. Might help get you through the confetti of 2007. Oh, and Happy New Year! last_img read more

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Keeping Your Career On Track: Get Rid of the Moles

first_imgOriginally published on HR Ringleader blog. From time to time, I receive emails and messages from people asking how to deal with workplace situations.  Over the last couple months, a theme is emerging around colleagues who try to derail your career and how to respond.This reminded me of a few years ago, before I moved, when I had moles in my yard.  Well, maybe one highly-motivated mole.  At any rate, when I stepped outside to walk my dog, I noticed that my entire flowerbed had pockets of earth pushed up.  As I walked around, I also noticed that although it was hard to see, portions of the yard had tender spots of earth pushed up.  The mole.  The mole was managing to dig under what appeared to be a normal surface to create a series of tunnels that would derail my entire yard. It was amazing to me that one small animal could do so much damage, virtually undetected.So frustrating.Interestingly, the workplace is no different.  In every workplace, there are people who behave like moles.  They are often quiet about it, but they scurry around derailing your hard work at every turn.  They do this using various tactics ranging from non-response to ignoring work assignments to intentionally creating chaos.  Having worked in HR most of my career, I have seen all types of workplace moles.  The most curious thing is that they go undetected and unchecked, for awhile, just like the mole in my yard.  But, if you look close, there are signs.  There are cracks in the earth around you.So, back to some of the questions I received.  What do you do if you have a mole impacting your job?  There are a few tactics:Do nothing- Sometimes, we freeze when faced with danger.  Believe me, a mole is one of the most dangerous things to your career if you’re not prepared.  Depending on who the mole is, meaning their level in the organization, doing nothing may be your only viable option.  And like many types of people who bully others, some are diffused when ignored.  So, this tactic can actually work.  The issue is if the person gains fuel to their fire by your inaction.  If that happens,  you may have to up the ante.Confront the mole–  While most of us think we can do this, at least we can when we’re only facing ourselves in the bathroom mirror, confrontation is difficult for many people.  When you confront someone, first, you need to make sure you’re right.  Meaning, are you correct that the person is sabotaging your career.  Are you just sensitive or paranoid?  Maybe.  Before confronting the mole, make sure that you have all the facts.  Things like time, dates and specifics on things that the person is doing to undermine you.  Only then will a confrontation make sense.  Also, think ahead to whether it will make a difference.  Do you want to take on a battle, because confrontation can lead to one.  This leads us to the next tactic.Fight the mole– My favorite, but the most difficult, is fighting the mole. I believe in good winning out over evil.  I believe in karma and that anyone sabotaging your career is desperate to hid his/her own poor performance, so karma will come back around and hurt their career.  That said, if you fight, be prepared for one hell of a battle.  Things WILL get ugly.  Both of you may look bad to leadership.  You may “win” the day, but may still lose in the long run.Walk away-  Ultimately, this is sometimes the only thing that will work.  Consider if this is a person you want to spend a majority of your time with or not.  Life is short.  Our hours at work are long.  Do you really want to spend time thinking about this person and defending yourself and your good name?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  There is no shame in walking away for a better situation.In the end, it really depends on what your goals are, how the person is viewed, what their goals are, and what is at stake.  The message is to weigh all the options calmly before you try to eradicate your moles.last_img read more

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Data Management: Burn the Tapes!

first_imgContinuous Data Protection (CDP) or continuous backup refers to the automatic real-time versioning and tracking of every change made to data, and the ability to rollback to a snapshot of the data at any point in time.With CDP, every time data is written to disk, it is also being written asynchronously to a second location. Every transaction and data update in the enterprise is tracked and time-stamped, creating the ability to later zoom into a data storage snapshot of the enterprise data at any point in time. CDP obsoletes the need for scheduled backups and creates an approach to backup that doesn’t have discrete widely spaced snapshots.Because hard disks are used as the backup medium, recovery is quick. If data is accidently lost or the system becomes infected with a virus, rolling back to any previous point in time is easy, and it may take as little as seconds after a failure to get a system back into its pre-fault state. Compared to tape backup and the labor involved to ensure backups are done correctly, CDP is significantly easier and has much greater reliability.This kind of technology is coming just in time to help as enterprises are pumping out ever more data and 24-hour global work days are making it ever more difficult to find a ‘good’ time to schedule backups. CDP is clearly a technology that is attractive to system administrators.Enterprises are beginning to put CDP to the test. Forrester says that currently 20 percent of businesses are using CDP and they expect that the number will increase to 35 percent by 2011.Currently 70 percent of backups are still done with tape and 29 percent are done on disk. In two years the numbers will be 43 percent disk and 57 percent tape. And by 2011, 60 percent of backup will be on disk.The Forrester report predicts that the greatest growth in enterprise data will come from messaging and collaboration, particularly space needed for email and IM.Storage and the technologies around it are finally getting hot after many years of slow growth and very slow technology change. CDP is just one category in storage that is set to explode.last_img read more

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Build more emotionally engaging experiences with a personalized data strategy

first_img HomeDigital MarketingBuild more emotionally engaging experiences with a personalized data strategy Related postsThe California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019Lytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Consumers are demanding more from brands than ever before – more relevant, consistent and personalized experiences across devices and channels. And as a result, brand marketers are facing increased pressure to understand, anticipate and deliver on these shifting expectations.Just because marketers know where their audience has been online, doesn’t mean they understand what consumers want. Planning a trip to Austin? You Google it once and get retargeted with flight deals for weeks after already purchasing a ticket. Brands can inadvertently alienate customers by relying on old, one-dimensional audience segments and fatiguing them with content they’ve already seen or no longer want.A successful audience management strategy requires fresh, emotionally engaging content. Brands can do this by moving away from traditional segments and toward real-time, individualized data to elevate the digital experience. Here are three audience management strategies marketers can use to supply new and captivating content.Get the full picture of your audienceDeveloping a holistic understanding of your audience – their intent, interests and behavior – is the single most important factor in building more meaningful customer relationships. Create multi-dimensional audience segments using first, second and third-party data sources to achieve a 360-degree customer view and level of hyper-personalization that helps foster lifelong brand loyalty.Using the trip to Austin example, a marketing platform that can ingest multiple data sources would have captured that the flight ticket had already been purchased. As a result, the customer would be best served with recommendations for restaurants and tourist destinations in the Austin area rather than flight deals and rental cars. It’s important to take the personalization even further. For example, if the customer bought just one ticket to Austin, they may be planning a work trip or meet-up with friends, whereas if they had bought four, it’s likely the trip will be more family-oriented. These factors are important to track and analyze as they will inform vastly different experiences.A model is only as good as the data it’s fed and combining multiple data sources (CRM database, analytics data and partner data) will help you build a complete audience profile and surface more intelligent insights that add real value for your audiences.Harness up-to-the-minute insights using a holistic customer viewNow that you have a holistic view of a customer using multiple data sources, you must analyze and act upon real-time audience data to deliver the right content at exactly the right time. Using stale information can lead to content that is overly generalized at best and irrelevant at worst.For example, the customer that had been looking at flights to Austin may have changed their mind — recent visits from a partner’s travel site shows they are interested in Mediterranean food. Updating your audience profiles based on real-time individual behaviors will reveal preference changes as they happen. Then, it’s as simple as updating their profile – or combining (perhaps Austin AND Mediterranean?) – to ensure it is yet again complete, enabling you to send them content that adds value and promotes engagement.Activate your audiencesYour audience segments are only as valuable as the experiences you use them to deliver. Often, brands use different systems for marketing and advertising making it nearly impossible to reach the same audience across channels – and if you do, odds are they could be delivering different messages to the same audience. Plus, many of these systems may have segmentation capability, however, with the systems not connecting to each other, the segments in each system may have overlapping customer data.As a consumer, brands that reward my loyalty with personalized offers are the ones I keep going back to. If a brand gives me points for subscribing, following and downloading their app, I’ll do it…if, and only if, they work to personalize their content. That said, I don’t want to see offers for the same women’s jeans from my favorite department store across every channel. Providing personalized incentives that add value across different touch points are what keep me coming back for more.This isn’t a lesson just for B2C brands. Even B2B software companies are building loyalty by tailoring outreach with relevant content like e-books to the right audience on the right platform at the right time.The best way to reach the same audience across multiple platforms is to build an authoritative definition of your high-value audience segments, and equally important, a seamless way to engage them across channels, from email; to display ads; to social; to voice.Avoid becoming the Monday morning spam by consistently updating your audience management strategy to keep consumers engaged. Churning out fresh, emotionally engaging content personalized to the consumer is essential. To do so, marketers must keep audience profiles updated and informed by multiple data sources to have the best view of the customer. Then it’s as simple as letting the experience drive the loyalty to keep them coming back for more.The post Build more emotionally engaging experiences with a personalized data strategy appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Build more emotionally engaging experiences with a personalized data strategy Build more emotionally engaging experiences with a personalized data strategyYou are here: Posted on 29th December 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more

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Marketing Day: Scaling website analytics, future of agencies, marketers and IoT in 2019

first_img Posted on 18th January 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Scaling website analytics, future of agencies, marketers and IoT in 2019 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:Get proven SEO & SEM tactics – attend SMX in San Jose in 2 weeksJan 17, 2019 by Marketing LandIn 2019, A.I., voice assistants, mobile-first, video, and visual search will reshape the picture of successful search marketing. Smart marketers who want to stay sharp in the New Year are attending SMX® West in San Jose, January 30-31… less than two weeks from now.Crawl, walk, run and fly: The 4 stages of scaling website analyticsJan 17, 2019 by Jeffery ChealIt’s time to identify where you are with your data practices and learn how to get to the next stage of your website analytics process.What working with tech brands taught me about the future of agenciesJan 17, 2019 by Ming ChanAs brands become more tech-integrated and act more like nimble startups, agencies must provide the agility, velocity and production processes to be successful.Here’s why you should take a deep dive into data to optimize your conversionsJan 17, 2019 by Laura RobinsonA thorough audit of tracking tools can improve your CRO framework because knowing your platform will help you think about how to best use it for your specific business strategy.How are marketers using IoT in 2019?Jan 16, 2019 by Robin KurzerTell us your IoT plans in our short poll; we’ll share the answers in a future story.Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:New Salesforce tools let marketers create mobile apps without developersJan 17, 2019 by Barry LevineNow, marketers and admins can create and publish iOS and Android apps with pre-built components and a few clicks.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:CEO Activism: Inside Comms and Marketing, Weber ShandwickFacebook poaches Google’s AR/VR engineering lead to take over Portal team, TechCrunchHow Twitter Will Ensure Brand Safety For Video Advertisers In 2019, AdExchangerMarketing Psychology in 2019: Make Your Mark Digitally, MarketoMerkle Launches 2019 Marketing Imperatives, A CMO’s Roadmap to People-Based Marketing, Business WireOmnichannel Customer Experience: How Much Is too Much?, CMS WireRemoving Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior from Russia, Facebook NewsroomWhat makes an email bounce? What marketers need to know, My EmmaThe post Marketing Day: Scaling website analytics, future of agencies, marketers and IoT in 2019 appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Marketing Day: Scaling website analytics, future of agencies, marketers and IoT in 2019 Marketing Day: Scaling website analytics, future of agencies, marketers and IoT in 2019You are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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INRIX pings – then helps you avoid – millions of cars

first_imgTags:#Audi#autonomous vehicles#Autotelligence#BMW#Ford#INRIX#INRIX Traffic#IoT#Lexus#Mercedes-Benz#Porsche#Tesla#Waze Related Posts 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Trevor Curwin IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… INRIX has relaunched a completely redesigned version of its INRIX Traffic app that harnesses a network of over 275 million vehicles and other sensors to make your commute that much easier.Available worldwide today – in both iOS and Android flavors – INRIX Traffic learns your preferences to take the guesswork out of driving. It integrates your calendar and learns your driving habits to create a personalized itinerary that includes automatic alerts, anticipated trips, favorite destinations and preferred routes.INRIX Traffic uses a massive crowd-sourced network of millions of connected cars and devices to generate the most accurate map and best real-time information in the world. It will proactively monitor road conditions to alert drivers of ideal departure times, changes to arrival times and optimal routes to frequent or scheduled destinations based on real-time traffic.“We designed (this) with one specific vision – to help drivers move through their daily lives as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Bryan Mistele, INRIX’s president and CEO. “Users want an app that is accurate, personalized and smart enough to work proactively for them, so we’ve integrated several highly advanced technologies into one all-encompassing app.”The app uses the crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap (OSM) for its map data. By leveraging the power of global user-generated content, OSM quickly adapts to the ever-changing road network, and lets INRIX deliver high-quality mapping and turn-by-turn navigation for free and without ads.INRIX Traffic app showing you the best way home INRIX Traffic adds more data than WazeWhile traffic apps like Waze create a community by allowing users to report of accidents, police presence and road work and allow that data to be used to plan routes, their system can be gamed. If you want to re-route traffic from your street, for example, all you need to do is have enough Waze users report a traffic jam, and the traffic disappears.But the same world-class data technologies INRIX delivers to its automotive customers – including Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Porsche – also powers INRIX Traffic. The firm’s connected-car services include real-time and predictive traffic, off-street parking information and drive-time alerts.The app is built on Autotelligent, the company’s new software development kit and integrated cloud platform that provides machine learning and route monitoring. Autotelligent can be integrated into products in multiple industries such as automotive, enterprise and mobile“Our new app delivers the most cutting-edge technology available in a nav app today,” said Mistele, adding that the firm will continue integrating features from its product portfolio into future versions of the app.At relaunch, INRIX Traffic is available in eight languages in 16 countries across North America and Europe, including Canada, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States, with additional countries coming soon.last_img read more

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India sweeps TT team event at CWG after men beat Nigeria for gold

first_imgRacewalkers Khushbir, Manish manage 4th, 6th place on CWG debut × Published on Weightlifter Pardeep claims silver at CWG 2018 Sanjita Chanu claims her second consecutive CWG gold medal CWG 2018: Record-breaking Mirabai snatches India’s first gold COMMENT CWG 2018 India’s Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Harmeet Desai before the Men’s Table Tennis semi-finals match during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, on Monday.   –  PTI RELATED Indian shooters happy with their performance at CWG 2018 sport SHARE SHARE EMAIL April 09, 2018 India swept the table tennis team events of the Commonwealth Games as the men matched the women to claim a memorable gold with an emphatic 3–0 win over Nigeria in the final today. It is the first time since the racket sport’s induction into the Commonwealth Games’ programme that India has topped both categories. After Manika Batra-led India to a historic triumph over Singapore yesterday, the Sharath Kamal led men’s outfit too beat the team from the city state 3–2 in the semifinals, played earlier today.Kamal, who has four CWG gold medals to his name now, set the ball rolling by beating Bode Abiodun in the opening singles. The experienced Indian was sluggish to start with, losing the first game. From the second game onwards, 48th-ranked Kamal was his usual self, unleashing forehand drives on either side of the table. His power and range of strokes was too hot to handle for the Nigerian as Kamal completed a 4-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 win.Just like his senior teammate, G Sathiyan too fumbled in the first game but bounced back in style to outplay 2002 CWG singles gold medallist Segun Toriola 10-12, 11-3, 11-3, 11-4. India was now one step away from the gold and 46th-ranked Sathiyan teamed up with Harmeet Desai to cross the finishing line. The Indian duo defeated Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 to complete a memorable triumph.”It’s amazing (feeling) and gold on the debut is a great feeling. It will take time to sink in. It’s the best moment for me and I hope to continue this form in the singles too,” Sathiyan told PTI  after team’s win. “I was moving fantastically, my legs were fast and my mind was fast. I was playing my best game. I was quicker on my first attack and timing the ball well. Bode is older and a bit slower and he likes to put more balls on the table so I varied the speed so he had no time to adjust his shots. I was serving and receiving very well,” he added.An ecstatic Deasi is hoping for a hero’s welcome when they return home. “We didn’t expect both teams to win, we were very motivated and had nothing to lose. When we return to India we’re going to be heroes, having won the gold medal for both the men’s and women’s team events,” Desai said. “We were well prepared and the game went as we had planned. Nigeria is a very tough team to play against. This is sweet revenge for losing the bronze medal match in Glasgow 2014,” he concluded.With individual and doubles medals still on offer, India’s performance is already a marked improvement from its disappointing showing in Glasgow four years ago when it just managed just a silver in men’s doubles. It was none other than Nigeria who beat India for bronze in the previous edition.Kamal, arguably India’s finest ever player, was also part of the men’s team which won the gold in the 2006 Melbourne edition. India’s unprecedented effort at the Gold Coast Games is also a fair reflection of the sport’s fast improving standard in the country. As many as six players are in the top-100 of the men’s world rankings and two in the women’s standings.Today’s final against Nigeria was rather straight forward for the men as compared to the semifinal against Singapore, against whom they had to work much harder. The Indian side also benefited from the absence of world no. 26 Aruna Quadri, Nigeria’s highest-ranked player. Toriola is ranked second highest at 166. India’s Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Harmeet Desai before the Men’s Table Tennis semi-finals match during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, on Monday.   –  PTI “When we return to India we’re going to be heroes” COMMENTS SHARElast_img read more

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Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed dead in helicopter tragedy

first_img Srivaddhanaprabha had written himself into Leicester folklore as he oversaw the fairytale success of the 2015-16 season, as the Foxes defied 5000-1 odds to be crowned champions of England. The Thai billionaire had bought the club in 2010 for 57 million. “In Khun Vichai, the world has lost a great man. A man of kindness, of generosity and a man whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he so successfully led. Leicester City was a family under his leadership. It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision for the club that is now his legacy,” the statement added. Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff identified as Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz were confirmed by Leicestershire Police to be dead in the tragedy. Leicester’s Tuesday League Cup clash against Southampton and the development squad fixture against Dutch outfit Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup on Tuesday have been postponed in light of the incident. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever Leicestershire: Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on Sunday confirmed to be among the five killed in the helicopter crash following his team’s Premier League draw against West Ham United. “It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium. None of the five people on-board survived,” a statement from the club read.Related News Teammates told me not to shoot, says Vincent Kompany Frank Lampard: Chelsea left far too many spaces vs Leicester pic.twitter.com/hQSR0IDWWg — Leicester City (@LCFC) October 28, 2018 Jamie Vardy’s pregnant wife Rebekah shares romantic photo with him on Instagramlast_img read more

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A set to go on sale in India today

first_imgThe recently announced Xiaomi Redmi 4A is set to go on sale starting 12PM today, exclusively on Amazon India and Mi.com. Priced at Rs 5,999, Xiaomi Redmi 4A was launched in three colour variants in India – Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold. However, for now, only Dark Grey and Gold colour options will be available, while the Rose Gold variant will be available starting  April 6 only on Mi.com.Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a 5-inch full HD display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 processor which comes paired with Adreno 308 GPU.Also Read: Xiaomi’s ultra-affordable phone Redmi 4A lands in India, costs Rs 5,999Storage wise, Redmi 4A comes packed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via an external microSD card. Further, the budget smartphone is backed by a decent 3,120 mAh battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system which comes coupled with MIUI 8.On the optics front, Redmi 4A sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, a f/2.2 aperture, while on the front the smartphone fits a 5MP selfie shooter. Connectivity wise, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A includes several options like — Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and a microUSB port.This is the first time that Redmi 4A will be put for sale in India. On this occasion, Amazon India has come up with several launch day offers. It is offering 10 per cent cashback to the IndusInd Bank both debit and credit card holders purchasing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4A via website, mobile site or app. Adding on to the offer, Amazon is also providing Rs 50 discount on official Mi cases.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) spotted with Android 7.0 Nougat, 13MP rear cameraAfter the Xiaomi Redmi 4, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is set to unveil the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime in India, confirms the company VP, Manu Kumar Jain. Announced in China previously, the Redmi 4 China variant comes with a 5-inch full-HD screen along with 2.5D curved glass and runs on Android Marshmallow-based MIUI. The base variant of the Redmi 4 features Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It comes paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB in-built storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.last_img read more