MIRA, one of the UK’s leading automotive engineering facilities, has been awarded Enterprise Zone status, significantly boosting its bid to become Europe’s most advanced, independent transport development facility.The announcement has generated additional momentum for MIRA’s plans to expand and develop its West Midlands facility, enabling it to create more than 2,000 jobs over the next 10 years and provide R&D operations for businesses across the globe.“Securing Enterprise Zone status for MIRA Technology Park (MTP) means a great deal to this development, crucially, it significantly enhances our international competitiveness,” said George Gillespie, MIRA Chief Executive Officer. “One of the core aims of the MTP is to help attract inward investment from international transport and automotive businesses, as well as creating thousands of jobs for our region. Becoming an Enterprise Zone makes the MTP a very commercial and compelling location – particularly for overseas companies looking to establish a European research and development centre.”Construction work has already commenced on the first MTP building which, once complete, will cover 87.5 hectares, providing an ideal platform for transport technology businesses to establish their R&D operations. Further work on the rest of the MTP facility is scheduled to begin early next year, with the phased upgrading of key infrastructure and construction of the first of the new R&D centres.Commenting on the development’s Enterprise Zone status Councillor Stuart Bray, Leader of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, said “I am delighted to hear that the MIRA Technology Park in Hinckley has become an Enterprise Zone – one of only 11 in this second phase. This is fantastic news for the local economy as it will transform economic prospects across Hinckley and Bosworth and the surrounding area, attracting new businesses, bringing fresh investment and creating more jobs. I welcome this announcement and would like to pay tribute to everyone at MIRA, the LEP and the Borough Council who supported this bid.”To find out more about the R&D investment in UK automotive click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
An 8-0 finish?Playoffs?Seriously?The chatter among players began moments after the win over San Diego and has only been amplified with a bye week to rest their bodies and minds. Despite a 2-6 record that has them standing 13th out of 16 teams in the AFC entering Week 10, the Ravens still have their sights set on the playoffs as they trail current No. 6 seed Pittsburgh by 2 1/2 games.Few outside the Baltimore locker room think qualifying for the postseason is anything but crazy talk, but that’s perfectly fine with the Ravens.“That’s why it’s going to feel so much greater when we finally make it,” cornerback Jimmy Smith said. “Coming back from this type of record and this season and the first eight [games], it’s going to feel that much greater when we make the playoffs. Let’s make some history.”Unrealistic? Absolutely. Insane? Perhaps.But I still like it.Recent Ravens teams haven’t exactly oozed swagger like those from yesteryear, and that was even before they lost their two most demonstrative leaders — Terrell Suggs and Steve Smith — to season-ending injuries in the first half. Players know the odds are wildly against them, but believing you’re good enough fits into that winning equation — whether you actually are or not in the end.Doubting talent and coaching is fair, but questioning the effort of these Ravens doesn’t mesh with all six of their losses coming by just one possession and a combined 30 points. A team that’s mailed it in doesn’t compete on a weekly basis, making the post-bye confidence an encouraging sign for better results with a more favorable schedule in the second half.Of course, how much better is the real question, and that can only be answered on the field.“We have to earn our way to have that conversation for sure,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “But I expect our guys to have high expectations. The standard here has been high. We’ve set a high bar here for a long time, and we’re proud of that. We have high expectations, so we’re not going to let those expectations go. We’re not pleased with where we are — just like the fans aren’t pleased, coaches aren’t pleased, players aren’t pleased. Nobody in the organization is pleased with where we are, and we’re very determined to turn it around.”We’ve all heard how the Ravens could be better than their 2-6 record. Given the small margin of defeat in those six losses, it’s fair to acknowledge the possibility, but let’s not forget those two victories could have easily turned into defeats as well. The eternal optimist would be stretching further to say the Ravens could be 6-2 or better than the pessimist would be in pointing to the possibility of a winless record through eight games.Even if you believe that the Ravens were unlucky in the first half of the season, that doesn’t mean a run of good fortune is on the way. With Baltimore having a poor defense and an average offense lacking reliable pass-catchers — even before Smith’s Achilles injury — for Joe Flacco, predicting much better than a .500 record in the second half of the season would be based more on blind optimism than what we watched in the first half of 2015.But players and coaches certainly don’t have to feel that way.“The mindset is 1-0. Take care of what we have to take care of this week,” said running back Justin Forsett, who “definitely” thinks the Ravens can still make the playoffs. “We’ll just do our part and control what we control. Hopefully, at the end, we’ll be where we want to be.”Even if the Ravens were to somehow run the table to finish 10-6, there’s no guarantee of even that being good enough as they needed help in Week 17 a year ago to make the playoffs with that same record. Rebounding from 2-6 is an incredible long shot, but who said the Ravens or their fans need to be grounded in reality, especially with eight games to go?Does Harbaugh think the Ravens can make history as the first team to start 1-6 and make the NFL playoffs under the current format?“Of course we can. We’re planning on it,” Harbaugh said. “We’re very optimistic about what’s in front of us, our future. We love our players, love the way they work, love the enthusiasm that they had today coming back and getting ready for Jacksonville.“We’ll take it one day at a time, one game at a time.”That’s all the Ravens can do, but some extra bravado can only help their near-impossible cause.
more and more companies need to do network marketing, and now is not to do the problem of network marketing, but how to do a good job, because this is the era of the internet. Guardian yuan Kun found a very common phenomenon: recruitment enterprise or potential business customers to detailed marketing plan, how to do this?
for traditional businesses, we all want to do the Internet, so go to the recruitment of Internet marketing staff. However, a large part of the enterprise is not to recruit people, but to get marketing programs. When the Internet practitioners to apply, we mostly talk about their marketing ideas, the framework of the entire marketing. The recruitment of enterprises will ask specific implementation methods, a little bit of a very detailed.
if it is a marketing company, there are always some potential customers will ask, what you did before the case, you have done a case scenario (detailed program, you can get rid of customer information) to us. Or is it possible for you to give us a detailed plan, and we can work together.
whether the traditional enterprises recruit people, or potential customers find the marketing company, generally can be said for the case (such as we have done, what the customer specific solutions) is generally not to see (because the enterprise idea is very simple, just want to take a look at our program details, see if you can copy). If we give the details of the program, the enterprise is also what we do? They copied the good will not be grateful, bad copy will feel that the program is useless. The guardian, Kunming found that if we don’t give a detailed plan, the answer is your business.
Internet people have very strong spirit of sharing, so the level of thinking something to share more, most of the enterprise itself has certain marketing thinking, and learn some methodology for marketing, can talk about their own ideas and thoughts. For marketing companies, most of us will provide enterprises with the framework and ideas.
if the other party does not understand, they will say: your program framework useless, because it can not be implemented, can not be landed. If the other side (for example, marketing thinking, learning methodology), your program framework is useless, because I can do. For marketing companies, given a detailed program, the other can not understand how to copy.
scene above a lot of companies have done, in order to deceive the detailed marketing program. Many marketing companies, especially individual studios have been cheated. If you encounter such a situation, as a marketing company or internet marketing practitioners, how do you do? Guardian Yuan Kun gives two suggestions:
one, ignore each other directly. In general, this is to deceive the program, not really want to recruit or want marketing services. We can ignore it.
two, direct quotation to each other. Our marketing program
As of tonight, Facebook has launched a new beta version of the site in Persian, in order to further enable the flood of news that has poured out of Iran in the wake of that country’s contested election last week. As Twitter became the star platform for Iranians to convey breaking news from on the ground, Facebook has been quiet by comparison. Now, by releasing an edition in the official language of Iran (also colloquially called Farsi), its attempting to capture some of the revolutionary self-expression that has thus far passed it by.Playing Catch-upAdding a Persian version is a noble effort, but it’s a week too late to aid in documenting the fiercest of protests, and is unlikely to shift attention either in Tehran or abroad. Whatever the language, Facebook pales in comparison to other social mediums currently in use for speedy transmission of events. To Iranians, Facebook is likely to be neither as familiar a publishing medium as blogs, nor relatively easy to access in the face of crackdowns (like Twitter is).Persian Facebook might be viable for something with a longer-term vision, with groups and causes being better for cohesive political organizing than an amalgamation of hashtagged tweets. But for now, Facebook is decidedly ill-suited to helping Iranians to speak to the world. Is Persian Necessary At All?Even if it existed prior to the protests, a Persian Facebook may not actually be so helpful in supporting Iranians during a time of political strife.With one of the largest and most active blogospheres in the world, Iranians are not hurting for tools to express themselves politically and culturally online. They’re just hurting for free access to them, which Facebook may not be able to provide considering it was blocked shortly before the election, and may even remain so.As far as Twitter and other platforms go, the vast majority of those tweeting from within Iran are doing so in English. Adding a private, Persian-language social network to the mix isn’t likely to aid those with the aim of communicating with the rest of the globe. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit steven walling Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#news#NYT#social networks#web