Bips, Esha Gupta, Tamanna sport bikinis in Humshakals

first_imgIn Sajid Khan’s “Humshakals”, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta and Tamannaah will be seen sporting bikinis.Apart from selecting the right kind of bikini for themselves, the trio has worked really hard to get the perfect body to carry the two-piece ensemble well.Hot bodies! Esha, Tamanna & Bips look colourful in their skimpy bikinis.A source said: “Bipasha, Esha and Tamannaah will be seen sporting bikinis in one sequence in the film. They have carried it effortlessly. Sajid has always had a bikini sequence in his films and ‘Humshakals’ is no exception.””The sequence will surely add an oomph factor to the film,” the source added.The movie also stars Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor.Produced by Vashu Bhagnani and presented by Fox Star Studios, the movie will release June 20.last_img read more

Chelsea chairman met fans amid accusations of racism

first_imgChelsea’s chairman Bruce Buck spoke to fans as they entered the away end ahead of the team’s 2-1 away win over Brighton, as the club seek to put a halt to leaving themselves open to more accusations of alleged racism. Steve Atkins, Chelsea’s director of communications and public affairs, was with Buck as the duo were keen to see their club avoid making the headlines for matters off the pitch for the third match in a row.Raheem Sterling was allegedly racially abused on the pitch during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, with four supporters being suspended pending a further investigation involving both the club and the Metropolitan Police. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A section of Chelsea’s travelling support in Hungary was then heard making anti-Semitic chants in relation to their rivals Tottenham, as the Blues drew 2-2 against MOL Vidi in the Europa League.UEFA has set a precedent to punish clubs found guilty of discriminatory chants by a partial stadium closure for upcoming games in the competition, with a verdict likely to be reached early this week. Chelsea fans have also been pictured in Budapest, where the club’s midweek game took place, with a flag featuring a Nazi symbol although authorities believe that imagery didn’t make it inside the Groupama ArenaThe club’s owner Roman Abramovich is a Russian Jew and has led efforts from Chelsea beginning in January to educate fans on antisemitism. The campaign has worked alongside Kick It Out, the UK based anti-discrimination charity, to provide resources for English clubs to identify racist language used by fans.The campaign also organised a trip for 150 people who were a mixture of club staff, stewards and fans to learn about the Holocaust with trips to Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps.Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas and Maurizio Sarri have all reiterated the club’s stance that racism should not be tolerated. It has been a week where off-pitch matters have overshadowed the success on the pitch. Chelsea made a midweek statement where they questioned the “brainpower” of the offenders and they told them that they had “shamed the club.”last_img read more

360i Press Release: 360i Bolsters Executive Leadership Team with Appointments of Maicon, Malko and Perkins

first_imgNEW YORK — September 8, 2014 — 360i has elevated three executives to newly-created C-Suite positions that support the agency’s ongoing growth and expansion. Effective immediately, SVP of Strategy Lee Maicon becomes Chief Strategy Officer, VP of Marketing and Operations Amanda Malko becomes Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of Finance David Perkins becomes Chief Financial Officer. These executive leaders will take on expanded responsibilities as the 700-person agency continues to grow its position as the leading agency partner for digitally-centric marketers.“More marketers are turning to us to help them develop the right go-to-market strategies in an increasingly complex media landscape, and Lee, Amanda and Dave have all had an indelible impact on continuously evolving our agency to meet this demand for true digitally-centric communications leadership,” said Sarah Hofstetter, CEO of 360i.The executive promotions come after a year in which the agency developed both digital and through-the-line programs for clients like Clinique, HBO, Toyota, Scotts Miracle-Gro and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. This year also marks major new business wins for the agency, including being named integrated media buying and communications planning for Pernod Ricard USA.Maicon will oversee strategy and planning at 360i, fuelling the agency’s leadership in combining data, insights and creativity to help brands engage consumers and achieve their goals. Since joining the agency in 2010, he has developed 360i’s strategy capabilities and built a diverse and fast-growing team of integrated strategic and creative problem solvers, while helping clients better organize and align their marketing to take advantage of shifts in technology and consumer behavior. His impact on clients and the agency is evident in his involvement in key new business wins; in the storied work 360i has done for its clients; and in his significant contributions to building 360i’s culture of curiosity.As CMO, Malko will lead 360i’s positioning, branding and communications, to differentiate 360i and attract great clients and talent. She will also continue to oversee the agency’s new business strategy. Since joining the agency in 2007, Malko has played a key role in building 360i’s business and reputation as a leading digital agency recognized for its innovative work and thought leadership. She led the agency to evolve its reputation from search and social to attract more robust strategic partnership opportunities with brands, while positioning 360i to win the industry’s most prestigious recognitions and awards.As CFO, Perkins will oversee the agency’s finance, IT and legal operations. Since joining 360i in 2013, he has advanced and streamlined the agency’s financial operations and delivered efficiencies as the company grows. Perkins brings strong financial and through-the-line operational experience to 360i. Prior to 360i, he served as SVP and Director of Finance & Operations at RAPP New York where he oversaw the creation of standardized systems to improve agency efficiencies and workflows, and he was a Vice President and Finance Director at Digitas.“Building out our executive leadership team keeps us poised to continue evolving our capabilities and the caliber of work we produce for our clients, and I’m confident that Lee, Amanda and Dave will help take our agency and our clients to the next level,” added Hofstetter.last_img read more

3 Ways to Dispute Items on a Credit Report

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related In the early 70’s the Fair Credit Reporting Act (hereafter “FCRA”) was enacted as a way to set guidelines regarding credit reporting industry practices, procedures and consumer protections.That Act has evolved over time, and thanks to multiple amendments the current version gives consumers a variety of options when it comes to challenging information on their credit reports.Those options are:The Most Common Method – Direct to Credit BureauBy far the most common way consumers challenge information on their credit report is by filing a dispute directly with one or more of the national credit reporting agencies; Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.You can file a direct-to-bureau dispute via the credit bureaus’ websites, a letter or over the telephone.When the credit bureaus receive your communication they are obligated by the FCRA to show the offensive item as being “in dispute.” They are also obligated to contact the furnishing party, normally a bank or collection agency, and verify the accuracy of the information in dispute.This process cannot take longer than 30 to 45 days and if the mistake is on all three of your credit reports then you have to repeat this process–times three.The form sent by the credit bureaus to banks and collection agencies is called an “ACDV”, or automated consumer dispute verification form. This form is normally sent electronically via a system called e-OSCAR.The Not So Common Method – Direct to FurnisherIt’s not a huge secret but consumers are also allowed to file disputes directly with the party that furnished the allegedly incorrect information to the credit bureaus.So, instead of trying to reach someone with the credit reporting agencies all you have to do is call your bank or the collection agency and let them know you are disputing the credit reporting of some item and you want it corrected.When you file your dispute direct-to-furnisher, they are also obligated to communicate to the credit bureaus, all of them, that you are challenging the item and the alleged mistake is properly noted as being “in dispute.”The furnisher also has the same obligation to perform an investigation. If they determine that the item is in fact incorrect, a correction must be sent to all three of the credit reporting agencies.This process is called “carbon copy.”The form sent by the banks and collection agencies to correct their credit reporting is called a “UDF”, or universal data form. This form is also normally sent electronically via the e-OSCAR system.The New Kid on The Block – Via the CFPBLast year, the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rolled out a credit reporting agency complaint database. You can find it here.If you’ve already filed a dispute directly with the credit bureaus, you can file a concurrent dispute via the CFPB’s credit report complaint database.When you file a dispute with the CFPB you’re essentially “connecting” it to your dispute with the credit bureaus.  You’re asked to provide extensive identification information (they find you) and exactly what you’re disputing and what outcome you believe is reasonable.I’ve spoken with consumers who have used the CFPB credit reporting dispute process and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive.John Ulzheimer is the President of Consumer Education at, the credit blogger for, and a contributor for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.  He is an expert on credit reporting, credit scoring and identity theft. Formerly of FICO, Equifax and, John is the only recognized credit expert who actually comes from the credit industry. The opinions expressed in his articles are his and not of or Intuit. Follow John on Twitter. Post navigationlast_img read more

What’s the Proper Social Media Etiquette? [Marketing Cast]

first_img Topics: Weekly Marketing Cast In today’s episode of the Social Media The Value of Giving Should you follow back somebody who follows you on Twitter? Should you comment on the Facebook updates of your connections? These questions form a social media etiquette that businesses deem suitable when building relationships online. Inbound Marketing There Isn’t One Right Way Giving can empower businesses, drawing them closer to their target audience and creating evangelists. There is a lot you can give to your community–give them attention, free content, recognition… For instance, if someone leaves a comment on your blog, comment back. If they follow you on Twitter, follow them back. “A lot of this giving is a real challenge for many businesses because we are just not used to it. We are not used to that interaction,” says David. center_img Originally published Jul 11, 2011 9:00:00 AM, updated July 08 2013 , we discuss what the social media etiquette might include: People make the analogy between social media and a cocktail party for a reason. You need to have a conversation with people–not just talk to them or try to sell something. Engage people in the way that you would like to be engaged if you were in a virtual cocktail party.  Make It a Cocktail Party A lot of companies make a mistake thinking that there is one right way to communicate online, notes David Meerman Scott. That’s the way it used to be–us talking to our audience. While this is not necessarily going away, it’s important to recognize the existence of a two-way communication. Social networking allows for the formation of a dialogue, which can be vibrant and spontaneous. What else would a social media etiquette include? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

The Social Media Manager’s Guide to Staying Organized

first_img Social Media Marketers Originally published Oct 17, 2014 6:00:00 AM, updated August 26 2017 Managing social media accounts for a brand, no matter how big or small, is not easy — and one of the biggest and most consistent challenges is staying organized.Between managing social promotion goals from different departments, staying up-to-date on social mentions and trends, and posting relevant and engaging content on a regular basis, being a social media manager can sometimes feel like herding cats.How on earth do busy social media managers keep their ducks in a row? We asked the people who run social media for their brands from across the United States for their best tips on staying organized. Here’s what they shared with us — use these tips both to keep order and stay sane.1) Keep an updated content calendar.Planning out social media posts is time-consuming, so keeping track of it all with a content calendar can help cut down on time. “I keep an updated content calendar that includes all our social networks and the types of content we’ll be posting on each one,” says Georgie Morley, Creative Communicator at Bai. She then creates both a daily and weekly to-do list based on the calendar. “I make sure there’s flexibility because something always comes up — you have to be prepared to fight some fires.”(To help you plan your updates and coordinate social campaigns more easily, here’s a free social media publishing template.)2) Schedule social posts ahead of time and in bulk.Scheduling posts saves a lot of time, and it allows you to focus on other parts of your job instead of being constantly distracted by the need to publish at certain times of day.HubSpot Social Media Manager Robyn Showers tweets from the @HubSpot account 24 or more times per day, not including replies to other Twitter users. To save time, she uses Social Inbox to schedule tweets in bulk by uploading them from a spreadsheet. (HubSpot customers: Learn how to use the bulk scheduling tool here.) “I also tend to schedule Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ posts several days ahead of time,” says Showers.3) Use the free app Wunderlist to sync your to-do list across all your devices.Social media managers would be lost without their to-do lists. Oftentimes, the question is: What’s the best to-do list app out there? “Wunderlist,” says Showers without hesitation. “It’s just a simple to-do app, but it syncs between my work computer, my home computer, and my cell phone, and allows me to drag and drop tasks between days or categories as well as set alerts and due dates.”You can also share lists with colleagues, add notes to make sure all your ideas are captured, and turn emails into to-do list items by simply forwarding them to the app. And did I mention it’s free?4) Know where to look for timely and relevant content.What’s trending right now? What content are people posting on each other’s Facebook walls? Which news stories are people talking about? These are all questions social media managers need to be thinking about — not just when they arrive at work in the morning, but all day long. By staying on top of rising trends, social media managers can properly newsjack, which can bring terrific spikes in traffic to your website.How do you stay on top of it all when things are changing so fast? First, sign up for an RSS reader like Feedly and subscribe to industry news sites and blogs that post on industry trends and topics. In addition to your RSS feed, Tina Yip, Social Strategist at Big Spaceship, suggests using free aggregation tools like this live trends dashboard to keep you updated at-a-glance at what’s buzzing on Twitter, Instagram, Google, YouTube, Vine, BuzzFeed, and Tumblr. 5) Maintain an “Inbox Zero” mentality.For most people, high productivity comes from closing out of email for several hours at a time. This couldn’t be less true for social media managers who need to stay alert to incoming requests.Over at JetBlue, Laurie Meacham and the social media team do a particularly fantastic job at staying on top of Twitter mentions in addition to social post requests from their marketing, public relations, operations, and customer commitment teams. How do they do it?”I maintain the ‘Inbox Zero’ mentality so I know what’s new and what needs my action,” says one member of the JetBlue social team. “That way it doesn’t get lost in mountains of unimportant emails or assignments.” It can be easy to lose important emails below the fold, so it’s important to read emails as they come in, and then sort and label them appropriately. Another member of the JetBlue social team suggests keeping your sound on so you can hear every time you have a new notification.6) Have a dedicated “Social Content” folder in your email.As a social media manager, one of your many jobs is to collect all of the content your company creates, sift through it, and create bite-sized social posts your audience can digest quickly. But with so much incoming content and promotion requests, how do you make sure you don’t overlook or forget about the important stuff?When it comes to sifting through and bookmarking content, Former HubSpot Social Media Manager Brittany Leaning suggests creating a specific folder in your email dedicated to social content, and then having a routine for putting new content in and removing published content from that folder.When Leaning was Social Media Manager, she had a Gmail folder called “Social Content” where she put any emails she received about HubSpot-related things that required promotion — in addition to general inspiration for her next social post. Many of these included brand new ebooks, upcoming webinars, upcoming product launches, or marketing collateral from other companies that she thought the HubSpot audience would appreciate. (Want to make your own “Social content” folder? Gmail users can learn how to make folders for your emails here. Alternatively, you could create a separate inbox for social content entirely using Gmail’s Multiple Inboxes feature — learn how to create multiple inboxes here.)When it came to publishing content from those emails, Leaning says: “My routine consisted of going through every single HubSpot blog post that was published in the last week, and scheduling the evergreen posts for the following week. I’d do the same thing with all our relatively new evergreen efforts. This would keep the social publishing machine going while I looked for opportunities for newsjacks or other time-sensitive content.”7) Create a spreadsheet for social promotion requests from your team.To minimize the number of social media promotion requests you get via email and instant messaging, Showers suggests creating a shared Google spreadsheet so members of any department can request a promotion without having to search you out (unless it’s time-sensitive, of course). In HubSpot’s social promotion request spreadsheet, requesters can enter a suggested send date, recommended message, link, their name, and the associated campaign name if applicable.8) Use Canva to make batches of similar images.Canva is a wonderfully simple image editing tool that social media managers can use to create images for posts on social media. It’s especially useful for creating multiple images for one campaign so you can organize them all in one place.Showers uses Canva to create images in bulk for HubSpot’s campaigns on social. “Anytime we run a campaign to promote an ebook, webinar, or other valuable piece of content, I want to have at least five creatives to test on Twitter,” she says. To create those creatives, she only has to design one image on Canva, then she uses the “copy” tool (shown below) to copy the image — then, she can make small tweaks like changing the text while keeping other design elements the same.Showers also uses Canva for Facebook and Pinterest images, but the “copy” feature is most useful on Twitter because of the higher post frequency.9) Organize your windows and tabs in a specific order every day.When you’re juggling your email, calendar, social streams, post requests, links, and so on and so forth, you can easily lose track of which tab is where. One member of JetBlue’s social team suggests keeping windows and tabs open in a specific order that you’ll get used to and memorize quickly.The JetBlue team also suggests getting into the habit of closing out of tabs as soon as you’re done with them. “We get sent so many links that, if I’m not careful, I’ll have 30 articles open as well as Fly-Fi selfies and pictures of suitcases with wheels and zippers missing.” If someone tweets a link at your brand, once you’ve addressed that tweet, close out of the link. This also helps ensure your toggle bars never get so crowded that you can’t easily see updates as they happen.10) Set a time limit for each task.Social media managers tend to have jam-packed schedules that don’t allow them to do one task for too long. “It’s easy to get lost in the endless streams of to-dos, research, and meetings,” says Yip, “so it’s important to schedule time limits for each task so you can stay focused and not spend too much time on one.”And finally, says the JetBlue social team, “Don’t forget to blink!”We want to know: How do you stay organized on social media? Share with us in the comments below! Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

8 LinkedIn Profile Photo Mistakes That Make You Look Unprofessional [Infographic]

first_img489Save This post originally appeared on HubSpot’s Sales blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales.In the age of selfies, bad photography runs rampant. Duck lips, bathroom pictures, too close close ups — the list of photography faux pas is seemingly endless.A poorly angled selfie or two (or 100) might not be so bad on Facebook. But put those same pictures on LinkedIn, and watch your connection accept rate take a nosedive.  The following infographic from Sales For Life visually depicts the top eight LinkedIn profile picture no-nos, from using an out of date photo to posting a snapshot of your cat. (Note: Photos of your cat are acceptable on all other places on the internet.)While it’s important to have a picture — your profile is 11 times more likely to be viewed if you have a photo — it’s just as important that it’s not one of these.489Save Originally published Jul 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 Social Media Failscenter_img Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Rethinking Social Media Marketing: How to Use a Behavior Based Approach For Content on Social Media

first_img Social Media Marketing Don’t forget to share this post! Topics: Companies today are grappling with how to best market to consumers on various social networks. How can they better identify the types of content that will perform the best on each network? To answer that question (and better inform HubSpot’s own social strategy), HubSpot Research and the University of Virginia teamed up to survey consumers and analyze existing branded content to produce a framework that helps brands identify the types of content that performs best on a given social network. This post is an overview of a longer report published by HubSpot Research.Download Now: Free Social Media CalendarUnderstanding Behavior and Content OptionsWe first needed to understand the primary behaviors people take on each social network – after all, people use Twitter very differently from a network like Instagram or YouTube. Through consumer surveys, we identified five key behaviors: bridging, bonding, communicating, discovering, and taking action. Based on our data, we tied the most prevalent behaviors found on each of the six social network we studied (see figure 1).Figure 1. Prevalent Behaviors on Social NetworksWe understood behavior; now we needed to categorize the themes of content that we typically find on social media. Our research identified eight distinct categories of content commonly made by brands (see figure 2). These content categories build on HubSpot’s existing social content framework in which content broadly reflects consumers’ identity (Identity content), provides information to consumers (Info/Utility content), and elicits an emotional response from consumers (Emotional content). A given piece of content may have characteristics of multiple categories, but may be more associated with one of the eight categories than others. Figure 2. Content Categories Using the content category framework, the team at UVA tested various branded content on consumers to understand what type of content performed best for the five core behaviors exhibited on social networks. Our resulting guide below can help companies best orient the content they create for social networks, to better reflect the reasons why people are on the network in the first place.Figure 3: Behaviors and the Content that Performs BestOur survey findings show that people not only generally prefer different types of content as a function of their reasons for using a platform, but their behavioral response to brand content is driven by these various motivations. Integrating the survey results with the actual performance of campaigns in market, we are able to assess the relative effectiveness of content categories for each channel and suggest the optimal content for driving intended behaviors. Consistent results across the HubSpot survey and the HubSpot campaign data, as well as survey results for the content from various other organizations and product categories, allow us to broadly identify patterns of content category effectiveness for companies across channels. For complete details on the best and worst performing content types on each network, check out figure 4 below.Figure 4. Content Performance by ChannelWant to see the entire study? Click here to read more.  Originally published Dec 19, 2018 7:00:00 AM, updated April 25 2019last_img read more

10.2-inch iPad 2019 now on sale in India: Price, specs and availability details

first_imgApple’s newest entry-level 10.2-inch iPad was first announced at the company’s iPhone 11 event last month and is now on sale in India. The 10.2-inch iPad comes in both Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + Cellular models in the country and replaces the 6th-Gen iPad. The tablet brings a traditional bezel-full design with Touch ID and support for keyboard and Apple Pencil. It also ships with the latest iPadOS operating system.The 10.2-inch iPad (2019) has been launched in India with a starting price of Rs 29,900 for the 32GB Wi-Fi-only model. It also comes in a 128GB Wi-Fi-only variant priced at Rs 37,900. Meanwhile, the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad is available at Rs 40,900 while the 128GB storage version for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model is priced at Rs 48,900.Apple’s new 10.2-inch iPad (2019) is available in Silver, Space Grey and Gold colours and is available on Flipkart and Amazon India. On Amazon India, customers can avail No Cost EMI options, 10 per cent instant discount of up to Rs 1,750 with ICICI Bank Credit and Debit Card, and Credit/Debit EMI transactions.On Flipkart, customers can buy the 7th-Gen 10.2-inch iPad with No Cost EMI plans, 10 per cent instant discount on SBI Credit cards and extra Rs 2,500 off on select credit and debit cards.10.2-inch iPad 7th-Gen specificationsApple’s new entry-level iPad sports a 10.2-inch (2160×1620) Retina Display with 500 nits peak brightness and is powered by the A10 Fusion chipset with an M10 co-processor. It is available in 32GB and 128GB storage options. The 7th-Gen iPad comes with stereo speakers and promises to deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for web surfing, watching videos or listening to music.The 10.2-inch iPad (2019) offers an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.2-megapixel selfie camera for FaceTime. The tablet ships with iPadOS, which is a forked version of iOS 13 that is designed to offer better functionalities on the iPad. iPadOS brings a redesigned home screen with the Today widget now available on the main page, improved multitasking experience with Split View and the ability to switch between multiple apps using Slide Over.ALSO READ | Apple likely to launch new iPad Pro, iPhone SE 2 and AR Glasses in early 2020last_img read more

9 months agoLille threaten Fiorentina plans for West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang

first_imgLille threaten Fiorentina plans for West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiangby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille have made a late move for West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang.The former Spain U21 international was all set to join Fiorentina, however the deal stalled over the says Fiorentina were happy to meet West Ham’s €10m asking price, however refused to match their demand to pay the total fee up front.This has opened the door to Lille to come forward with a counter offer.LOSC see Obiang as a readymade replacement for PSG target Thiago Mendes. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

ESPN’s Early Prediction For Nebraska-Ohio State Game

first_imgOhio State players tackling a Nebraska football player.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 5: A gang of Ohio State Buckeyes defenders drop De’Mornay Pierson-El #15 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers for a one-yard loss in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State heads to Lincoln next week for what could be a possible Big Ten Championship Game preview against Nebraska. Saturday’s game is so big that College GameDay will be there hosting their weekly event.The Buckeyes are coming off a dominating, 76-5 home win over Miami (Ohio). There have barely been any moments this year where Ohio State has looked vulnerable. Quarterback Justin Fields has been making a strong case for the Heisman Trophy, but faces his first big true road test this weekend.The Huskers, meanwhile, have kept most of their games a lot closer than fans have liked. Despite a 3-1 record, they have failed to impress in any of their games against mostly lesser opponents. They trailed Big Ten minnow Illinois for all but nine minutes Week 4.ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Nebraska-Ohio State game. ESPN’s computer model believes that Ohio State is a near-lock to win this game. The computer model gives the Buckeyes an 89.8-percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.Going into the 2019 season, Nebraska may have seemed like the toughest game on Ohio State’s schedule before Michigan. But with the way the Huskers have looked through the first few weeks, the task doesn’t seem nearly as daunting now.The Nebraska-Ohio State game will be played on Saturday at 7:30 PM EST and will air on ABC.last_img read more

Scorpio Tankers Slips Further into the Red

first_imgzoom Monaco-based tanker owner Scorpio Tankers has reported a widened net loss for the fourth quarter of 2017, reaching USD 41.5 million, when compared to the same quarter from 2016 when its net loss was USD 29.7 million.For the full year, the company’s net loss stood at USD 158.2 million, considerably higher when compared to the USD 24.9 million loss booked for the previous year.“During the fourth quarter of 2017, we incurred some additional costs and reductions in revenue from the integration of the NPTI fleet. We believe that these steps were important in order to better capitalize on the improving product tanker market fundamentals. This improvement is being reflected in higher asset values and higher spot and forward time charter rates,” Emanuele Lauro, Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the board, said.The integration of NPTI fleet incurred Scorpio USD 3.1 million of additional costs as a result of technical management transitions and resulted in delays as the cargo tanks were cleaned.In addition, for a portion of the quarter, certain of these vessels operated outside of the Scorpio pools in the spot market at below market rates before regaining their vettings, the company said.The tanker owner added that it has raised USD 99.5 million in an underwritten public offering of 34.5 million shares of common stock, including 4.5 million of additional shares,  at an offering price of USD 3.00 per share. The offering closed in December 2017.In addition, the company said that it has closed on the previously announced finance lease arrangements for STI Onyx and STI Amber in October and November 2017, respectively, which raised USD 15.2 million in additional liquidity after the repayment of debt.During the quarter, Scorpio took delivery of three MR product tankers that were under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard: STI Donald C Trauscht, STI Esles II and STI Jardins.Since the beginning of this year, the company has entered into two time-charter agreements.In January, the company inked a one-year charter for a 2012-built MR product tanker at USD 14,000 per day. Scorpio has an option to extend the charter for an additional year at USD 14,400 per day.In February, the shipowner inked a six-month charter on a 2013-built, LR2 product tanker at USD 14,300 per day, with an option to extend the charter for an additional six months at USD 15,310 per day.Both vessels are expected to be delivered before the end of March 2018.last_img read more

Public Consultation of Sewage Disposal Regulations

first_imgNew technology, more flexibility and a shorter approval process are some of the things being considered under proposed septic sewage disposal regulations. Kerry Morash Minister of Environment and Labour is encouraging Nova Scotians to participate in the 30-day consultation on on-site sewage disposal regulations. “The proposed changes improve turnaround time for the applicants and free up more time for our staff to inspect these systems,” said Mr. Morash. “This is a good example of the department’s commitment to better regulation for Nova Scotians, while at the same time increasing environmental protection.” Currently, the department requires an approval for on-site sewage disposal systems. The proposed regulations will streamline system approvals, allow qualified persons to install on-site systems and make use of technological advances. The proposed regulations were updated after a successful pilot program was held in the Department of Environment and Labour’s Bedford and Bridgewater offices in 2005. The turnaround time for approvals was shortened from an average of 18 days to four days or less. The shorter process allows owners to proceed immediately when they use a qualified person for installation. The department then focuses on auditing key files and inspecting the work in the field. The pilot determined that the formal review and approval process for on-site sewage disposal systems could be more efficient. The change allows more flexibility, without affecting consumer and environmental protection. Mr. Morash said the pilot program decreased the amount of time staff had to spend on paper work and, in turn, increased field inspections. Inspections conducted during the pilot revealed the on-site systems were properly installed and that environmental protection was intact. More information on the pilot program is available on the website at or by calling 1-800-567-7544. An on-site sewage disposal system includes a septic tank, disposal fields and interconnecting pipes, as well as a holding tank, an outhouse, or a system that meets the specifications established by the department. Responses to the proposed regulations can be sent to On-site Sewage Disposal Regulations Review, Policy Division, Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour, P.O. Box 697, 5th floor, 5151 Terminal Rd., Halifax, N.S. B3J 2T8. Comments may also be faxed to 902-424-0575, or e-mailed to . The deadline for responses is Monday, March 6.last_img read more

Présentation de la Médaille du souverain pour les bénévoles

first_imgLe lieutenant-gouverneur Arthur J. LeBlanc a présenté la Médaille du souverain pour les bénévoles à 13 Néo-Écossais durant une cérémonie à la Résidence du gouverneur, aujourd’hui, 25 octobre, à Halifax. Les personnes qui ont été honorées aujourd’hui sont : Beaucoup des nouveaux médaillés ont travaillé bénévolement pendant des décennies pour nombre d’organismes de bienfaisance et d’autres types d’organismes. Entre autres choses, ils ont aidé des enfants qui avaient un handicap intellectuel ou développemental, ils ont fait du bénévolat auprès du mouvement des cadets, ils ont aidé à la préparation de déclaration de revenus et ils ont participé à la restauration d’un cimetière. « Au nom de la reine et de tous les Néo-Écossais, c’est avec grand plaisir que je présente la Médaille du souverain à ces personnes exceptionnelles qui ont donné de leur temps pour aider les autres, a déclaré le lieutenant-gouverneur, Arthur J. LeBlanc. Elles donnent un bel exemple à suivre, et leur travail offert bénévolement contribue à faire de la province un merveilleux endroit où vivre. » Créée en 2016 par David Johnston, qui était gouverneur général à l’époque, la Médaille du souverain pour les bénévoles reconnaît les réalisations exceptionnelles de Canadiens qui, partout au pays, font du bénévolat dans une vaste gamme de domaines. En tant qu’honneur officiel du Canada, la Médaille du souverain a remplacé le Prix du gouverneur général pour l’entraide. Basée sur l’esprit de ce prix, elle continue la tradition de rendre hommage au dévouement et à l’engagement des bénévoles. Wendy Boyd, de Bedford Darryl Cook, de Bridgewater Kenneth Donovan, de Sydney Lloyd Harris, de Florence dans la Municipalité régionale du Cap-Breton Joanne Hauser, de Truro Christine Jamieson, de Hammonds Plains Leigh Joiner, de Lower Sackville Angus McDonald, d’Halifax Brian O’Brien, d’Halifax Kathryn Patterson, de Dartmouth Vincent Penney, de North Sydney Stanley Salsman, d’Halifax Henry Taylor, de Sydneylast_img read more

Tracy Lawrence To Headline David Worleys Annual Tennessee River Run

first_imgDarryl Worley’s Annual Tennessee River Run events will span July through October this year, as volunteers celebrate the 14th year of raising money for the Darryl Worley Foundation.Worley will host Wade Hayes, Lorrie Morgan and Tracy Lawrence in downtown Savannah for this year’s main concert Saturday, Oct. 3.This year’s concert will have a second stage showcasing Alyson Greene, Bryan Moffitt, Kirstie Lovelady, Brassfield Aly and Dead Horse during set changes, so entertainment will be nonstop.“There is new energy going into the planning of all the Tennessee River Run events this year,” said C. Seth Sumner, Savannah assistant city manager. “We hope to provide quality entertainment at reasonable prices, so families will come out and help raise money for the foundation to serve our neighbors in need.”Events continue with TRR Boat Poker Run Saturday, Aug.15, at Pickwick Landing State Park. In September, a golf tournament, a bass tournament and a 5K run will lead up to the main events in Savannah Oct. 2 through Oct. 4.Worley will perform with country artists Mark Narmore, Walt Aldridge, Wynn Varble and Jim “Moose” Brown on the lawn of the historic home of Savannah Mayor and Mrs. Bob Shutt Friday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. This follows TRR Songwriters’ Events held in Murfreesboro and Jackson in July.At 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, some downtown streets will be closed to traffic as set-up for the concerts begin on Main Street in Savannah. “The city will provide shuttles from parking areas to Main Street, making things more convenient. We want to have the day be open and as welcoming as possible with kids’ games available outside the gated area,” said Sumner. “We hope families will come out and enjoy the games and vendors.”Worley will open the concert at 2:30 p.m. with a special set of songs. Country music artists Hayes, Morgan and Lawrence will follow Worley’s opening performance on the main stage. Tickets are $20 per person; entry is free for children 12 and younger.Known for his patriotism and support for U.S. troops, Worley has had 20 hit singles and six albums. A Hardin County native, Worley created the Tennessee River Run to raise funds to support area residents in need. Worley said the events bring great entertainment for the people of West Tennessee. “We have worked to refine it in ways that bring in even more for the charity, which is the bottom line,” he said.The Darryl Worley Foundation serves nonprofits, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center. This year the foundation will help Hardin County Middle School implement The Leader in Me, a curriculum that encourages leadership skills in all students. The Foundation is currently working with area agencies to plan a wellness center to support drug and alcohol addicts and their families.Event and ticket information is available read more

Inuit plan says climate change cant be separated from social issues

first_imgThese snowmobiles should be sitting on snow at this time of year in Iqaluit but there was an early snow melt this year. Photo: Kent Driscoll/APTNThe Canadian PressClimate change affects all parts of life in the North and any plan to deal with it must be just as wide-ranging, says a strategy document released Friday by Inuit leaders.“This is something that isn’t just a policy area for us,” said Natan Obed, head of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which wrote the strategy. “It also is a life-and-death situation for people who are still inextricably linked to the environment.”The Arctic is warming twice as quickly as the rest of the planet and that means the Inuit need their own plan to deal with it, Obed said.Accompanied by federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna in Inuvik, N.W.T., Obed released a 48-page outline that says climate change can’t be tackled without addressing many of the other problems Inuit face.“We have often been seen as the canary in the coal mine, often brought forward to tell the world about how the Arctic is changing, but that’s usually where it ends,” Obed said in an interview before the plan was made public.“Inuit have decided we are going to seek a partnership with the government of Canada and start to adapt any way we can through co-ordinated action.”McKenna, who promised an initial million-dollar contribution to implement the plan, agrees Inuit need their own approach.“You don’t want climate policy for Inuit being designed in Ottawa,” she said.The plan deals with much more than melting sea ice. It calls for renewed infrastructure _ from civic buildings to airstrips to waste facilities _ that is threatened by permafrost melt. It also recommends turning away from aging, carbon-intensive diesel generators that power northern communities.It insists climate change amplifies social problems and can’t be considered apart from them.“The climate risks we face compound the social and economic inequities we have endured for generations,” the document says.McKenna acknowledged that.“It is everything from health and well-being to food to infrastructure to energy. And that is a much smarter way of going to tackle a really challenging problem.”The plan includes specific recommendations to reform building codes and practices in the North to incorporate Inuit knowledge. It also calls for spending on air and marine transport and improved telecommunications.It asks for power utilities, designed and controlled by Inuit, that build on renewable energy such as hydro, solar and wind. It says more research is needed into sustainable energy practical for the Arctic and extra funding is needed for energy-efficient housing.Hunters should be supported to ease food insecurity and increase safety of those travelling on the changing landscape, the plan suggests.It would take at least a decade to follow through on all the plan’s recommendations, Obed said. But some items are more pressing.“The infrastructure needs and the (housing) retrofits are definitely going to be needed in the coming years. Those investments are going to cost a lot of money.”McKenna said the government is aware of the need, but she wouldn’t make any promises.“Clearly, there are broader needs in terms of infrastructure and getting communities off diesel,” she said. “We need to look at these investments and we need to look at the health and well-being of Inuit economic prosperity through a climate lens as well.” read more

Shopkeeper who was burnt alive dies

first_imgGurugram: Abdul, the shop owner who was burned alive on May 4 due to an altercation over supplying of cigarettes has succumbed. His murderer is still at large.The 58-year-old had suffered 80 per cent burns when a man in the inebriated state set Abdul’s kiosk on fire while he was sitting in it. The incident took place on in IMT Manesar after a fight over outstanding payment for cigarettes, police said. “When Abdul asked the suspect to clear his debt for two cigarettes and a beedi, he started arguing and tried to steal money from the cash box. Before the victim could react to the sudden attack, the suspect started throwing petrol from a bottle he was carrying and set Abdul’s kiosk on fire,” sub-inspector Tejpal, IMT-Manesar police station, said. The victim’s son, Mohammad Imtiaz, said the suspected tempo driver was in an inebriated condition and had planned the attack as he was carrying a petrol bottle with him on Saturday. “The night before, when he was abusing my father and refusing to pay for the cigarettes, my father did not indulge him and kept quiet. He then went across the street and asked a fruit vendor to give him bananas for free. He got into an altercation and was slapped twice by the vendor, following which he left,” Imtiaz said. On Saturday, Imtiaz said an hour after his father opened his shop, the accused man created a ruckus and after trying to steal from the cash box, threw petrol on the kiosk and set it on fire. “My father was engulfed in flames due to the combustible items in the kiosk. We put out the fire with help from neighbours and rushed him to a private hospital in Manesar. Later, he was referred to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi where he lost his life,” said Imtiaz.last_img read more

Call for staff representatives for search of the Dean Faculty of Applied

A permanent staff member is required to serve on the advisory committee for the search for the Dean, Applied Health Sciences.To be selected, you must be a permanent staff member working in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences who does not directly report to the Dean.If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email Luaine Hathaway at stating your name, department and reason for your willingness to serve.**LISTING OF MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY SEARCH COMMITTEESVice-President, ResearchJack Lightstone – President’s Office (Chair of the Committee)Ana Sanchez – Applied Health SciencesDanny Cho – BusinessMichelle McGinn – EducationNota Klentrou – chair, Senate Graduate Studies CommitteeTamara El-Hoss – HumanitiesUwe Brand – Mathematics & ScienceChristine Daigle – Social SciencesKaren Bordonaro – Professional LibrarianTabasum Akseer – Graduate StudentMeaghan Rusnell – Senior Advisor, Government RelationsTom Saint-Ivany – Senior AdministratorJohn Suk – Board of TrusteeRoelof Makken – Board of TrusteeDean, Mathematics & ScienceMurray Knuttila – Provost – Committee ChairGary Pickering – Biological SciencesTomas Hudlicky – ChemistrySheridan Houghten – Computer ScienceFrancine McCarthy – Earth SciencesThomas Wolf – Mathematics & ScienceShyamal Bose – PhysicsFiona Hunter – Centre Biological SciencesSusan Sydor – Elected Senator from another FacultyEric Humes – Graduate StudentSergio Paone – Senior Demonstrator, (permanent staff member) read more

UNAIDS piloting new mobile platform to better inform HIV patients improve health

The four-month pilot project in Abidjan is part of a collaboration between the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the telecommunications operator Orange. This project “will allow countries to benefit from state-of-the-art technology that is cost-effective and simple to use, to ensure they can provide the highest quality of services for people living with and affected by HIV,” Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, said in a press release. By using a web-based platform, Orange Mobile Training EveryWhere (M-Tew), healthcare workers will be able to communicate via text messages, calls and voice messages, with people enrolled in care. The people involved in the pilot project are those most affected by HIV in Abidjan, according to the press release, including 300 sex workers and men who have sex with men. All information collected is said to be anonymous and fully confidential. Some of the goals are to improve HIV services to ensure that patients remain in care and treatment, as well as to break down stigma and discrimination. The creators also said that the programme will collect and analyse data, in order to identify gaps and take action to improve the quality of care. The Côte d’Ivoire Government has said it is supportive of the programme, which would help it achieve a reduction in HIV prevalence to below one per cent by 2020. In addition to the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene and the Autonomous District of Abidjan, UNAIDS and Orange Côte d’Ivoire are also collaborating with civil society partners. If successful, the project will be rolled out to other areas of Abidjan, and could be expanded to other priority countries in the region. read more

The same bitter taste Like the football team OSUs mens basketball team

The Ohio State men’s basketball team was undefeated — it had gotten 24 wins in as many games — and with a 15-point second-half lead at Wisconsin, the Buckeyes’ unblemished record seemed safe. Barring a furious comeback, coach Thad Matta’s Buckeyes were prepared to move to 25-0, furthering what stands as the second-best start in school history. A furious comeback, however, was exactly what the Badgers had in store. Junior guard Jordan Taylor’s 21 second-half points fueled a 15-0 run that erased OSU’s lead, and, along with hot shooting from several other Badgers, Wisconsin beat the Buckeyes, 71-67, on Saturday. The loss, which was OSU’s sixth in as many tries at Wisconsin’s Kohl Center under Matta, ended the Buckeyes’ reign as the nation’s only unbeaten team. “You come on the road; you shoot 54 percent; you shoot 88 percent from the free-throw line; you outrebound your opponents; you only have seven turnovers; and you feel pretty good,” Matta said following the loss. “They had to play, for that stretch, damn near perfect to get us — and they did.” It was the first time since March 26 that Matta and the Buckeyes left the court on the losing end. That loss, a 76-73 loss to Tennessee in last year’s NCAA Tournament, ended any chance OSU had at what could have been its first championship in more than 50 years. Ten months, 23 opponents and 25 games later, the Buckeyes lost again. But unlike after the last one, OSU gets to keep playing. “It’s a bad, bitter taste in your mouth, especially when we had a lead like that and thinking that we had the game in our hands,” fifth-year senior forward David Lighty said Saturday. “But I mean, it’s just on to the next one.” That mentality, Matta said, is one that both he and his players have embraced all season long. One in which neither Matta nor his players think about anything but the game at hand, and one that doesn’t allow for sulking, despite the loss of a perfect season. The Buckeyes’ 11-1 record in Big Ten play still has them atop the standings, two games ahead of Wisconsin and Purdue. Beginning Tuesday at home against Michigan State, OSU has just six games standing in the way of what would be its second consecutive regular-season conference title. That title, as well as both the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament, is what the Buckeyes have been eyeing all along. “When we get back, we start preparing for Michigan State and away we go,” Matta said. “The goal of this basketball team, as we set out, was not go undefeated. I think we’ll see our character and how we recover when we come into practice (Sunday).” Though the next several weeks will tell for sure, Matta said he suspects his no-longer-unbeaten Buckeyes will be just fine. “We never talked about being 24-0; we just tried to talk about playing better basketball,” Matta said. “I told our guys we have to pick ourselves up and get ready to go. I think they’ll do that. I really do.” read more