Fournette leads LSU over Texas A&M, 23-17

first_imgCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — When Leonard Fournette barreled over a Texas A&M defender and scored in the second quarter, the Aggies had to know it was going to be a long night.But that was only the start of a big game for the LSU freshman.Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal LSU’s 23-17 win Thursday night.Fournette’s highlight-reel play gave the Tigers their first points since an overtime loss to Alabama on Nov. 8. He ducked his head and plowed over Howard Matthews on a 22-yard touchdown run that tied it at 7 with 4:33 left in the first half.LSU coach Les Miles knows exactly what he’d do if the 230-pound Fournette was ever heading toward him.”I would get out of the way,” Miles said.Fournette shrugged off his big play, saying it was a normal run.”Coach kept telling us if you have one person free, make them miss,” he said. “I tried to my best ability to make them miss.”Fournette bounced back from a tough game — he had five carries for just nine yards in a loss to Arkansas.Texas A&M was driving late when Kyle Allen threw an ill-advised pass, thinking the Tigers had jumped offside. Collins grabbed the ball, ending the Aggies’ last chance.Coach Kevin Sumlin said Allen did exactly what he is coached to do on that play.”That’s part of what we do,” Sumlin said. “When we have someone in the neutral zone our center snaps it and we have a free play. We try to take advantage of that.”The victory gave LSU (8-4, 4-4 SEC) eight wins for the 15th straight season, the longest streak in school history. The Tigers have won four in a row over Texas A&M (7-5, 3-5).LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings had a career-best 119 yards rushing as the Tigers piled up 384 yards on the ground, their most against an SEC team since 1997. Jennings also threw for 107 yards and a touchdown.His yards rushing were the most for an LSU quarterback since 2010.”We put it in the game plan for me to have a couple of runs,” Jennings said. “The offensive line did a great job of run blocking and I just followed those guys.”The Tigers led by 10 at halftime and added two field goals in the second half.Allen was 17 of 27 for 144 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Trey Williams had 62 yards rushing and a score for Texas A&M.The Aggies were playing on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2011, when their yearly matchup with Texas ended with their move to the SEC from the Big 12. It was the first game on the holiday for LSU since 1983.Aggies freshman Speedy Noil jumped and grabbed the ball off a defender’s helmet for a nifty 27-yard touchdown reception that pulled A&M to 20-17 with 6:42 left.Colby Delahoussaye’s 43-yard field goal pushed the lead to 23-17 with 2:07 to play.The Aggies had a third-and-23 late in the third quarter when Collins was called for pass interference, giving them a first down at the LSU 20. A&M’s offense stalled after that and the Aggies settled for a 34-yard field goal to cut the lead to 20-10 early in the fourth.The Tigers extended their lead to 20-7 with a 27-yard field goal in the third quarter.Delahoussaye missed a 22-yard field goal try in the first quarter and Trent Domingue kicked for most of the game until Delahoussaye connected late.Domingue’s 39-yard attempt with less than 10 minutes remaining was wide right.The game was tied at 7 when Jennings found John Diarse wide open in the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.Noil fumbled the ensuing kickoff and it was recovered by Duke Riley, giving LSU the ball at the Texas A&M 19.Texas A&M’s Armani Watts was ejected for targeting after a hit on Malachi Dupre, leaving the ball at the 9. But LSU settled for a 31-yard field goal by Domingue to make it 17-7 at halftime.The Aggies took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when Williams ran untouched for a 41-yard touchdown. That score was set up by an interception by De’Vante Harris three plays earlier.Aside from that drive, Texas A&M couldn’t do much offensively in the first half and had just two first downs and 23 yards passing at halftime.last_img read more

Searches continue in Buncrana for missing woman

first_imgSearches are resuming today for missing pensioner Jean McGaghey who went missing in Buncrana last Sunday. Search and rescue teams started the operation at around 10:30am on Saturday morning along the Buncrana coastline.Ms McGaghey, 72, was last seen at around 4:30pm leaving the Drumard Park area of Derry before driving on Buncrana Road six-days ago. A red Ford Fiesta was found on the Buncrana beach shortly before 9am on Monday morning.Gardai, Civil Defence members and the Rescue 118 helicopter will be assisted by several multi-agency searches.The Lough Swilly RNLI, Donegal Mountain Rescue, Greencastle Coastguard and divers from the Sheephaven Sub Aqua Club will focus on Lady’s Bay area.Searches continue in Buncrana for missing woman was last modified: November 24th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaBuncrana BeachBuncrana roadDerryGardaimissingmissing womanlast_img read more

General Motors recalls 1.55 lakh Spark, Beat, Enjoy cars in India

first_imgGeneral Motors is launching a safety recall of nearly 1,55,000 units of its three small cars – Chevrolet Spark, Beat and Enjoy – manufactured between 2007 and 2014 to rectify a potential safety issue with the remote keyless entry system.The remote keyless entry accessory allows owners to open their cars without a traditional mechanical key.This is the biggest voluntary recall effected by General Motors in the country. The auto manufacturer has informed the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) about the recall.History of auto recalls in India The recall for the three cars, the Chevrolet Spark, Beat and Enjoy, is only for those vehicles fitted with remote key-less entry accessory made by AutoCop. According to GM, a defective battery wiring can cause a short circuit and holds the potential of sparking off a fire in the vehicle.General Motors will modify the battery wiring harness free of cost at designated centres and the process will take approximately two hours.General Motors had earlier recalled 1,14,000 Tavera sports utility vehicles in 2013.last_img read more

HubSpot TV – Inbound Marketing Explosion with C.C. Chapman

first_img Learn more about inbound marketing and how to combine blogging, SEO and social media for results.  Special Guest Vatican 2.0 inbound marketing kit 23000% increase in DVD sales since YouTube Channel launch!!! Blog vs. Podcasting what’s more fun? Whats more effective? USPS delivering mail 5 days per week Today Gov. Deval Patrick visited HubSpot because we tweeted so much! State of Inbound Marketing C.C. Chapman Marketing Takeaway – Fewer people are sending snail-mail which calls into question the long term viability of direct mail and the postal system.   Tell us how social media is like fishing. How long have you been blogging? podcasting? How did you get started? Cut your lead costs by 3x by using inbound marketing. Originally published Jan 31, 2009 2:15:00 PM, updated July 04 2013 Inbound Marketing Kit How do you find the time to create so much content? Bacon Explosion Inbound marketing means lower cost per lead – almost 3 times lower Myspace finished dead last – least useful for business Marketing Tip of the Week: About the same spending on inbound and outbound marketing The Advanced Guard Download our  Marketing Takeaway: Giving away free content does not decrease sales! (Show Length: 29 minutes 7 seconds)  Marketing Takeaway: Yes another reason why you should be doing more inbound marketing and less outbound marketing. Small businesses are the most aggressive inbound marketers – allocating bigger % of budget to blogging, seo and social media The Advanced Guard Episode #25- Marketing Takeaway: If the pope can be on YouTube, your old established company with lots of history and tradition can too. of Marketing Takeaway: Create delicious salty smokey content.  .  Inbound Marketing Closing HubSpot 1K Customers Party! Febuary 19th! Intro How to interact on Twitter – @karenrubin @mvolpe @cc_chapman Within social media, blogging is viewed as the most effective technique January 30th, 2009 Topics: Remember to subscribe in iTunes – 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

Six Marketing & Community Lessons From a New York City Hotel

first_img Roger Smith Hotel – thanks!!! I had a great time and will definitely be staying at RSH again (and recommending it to others!)” 6. Be Curious @RSHotel ), the hotel’s new media marketing manager, said in a telephone interview that he will soon be using Twitter to target people who have mentioned “beer” and “NYC” on Twitter. His goal? To invite beer enthusiasts to a . Wallace is planning the same marketing strategy for an upcoming wine-tasting event. @1indienation Adam Wallace ( 5. Aim at User-Generated Content – The hotel has had great success with their , “If you could equip your customers to be excited, passionate carriers of your story, why wouldn’t you try a few things and see what worked?”  Photo credit: The Roger Smith Hotel’s music mix honoring the hotel. In her mix she gave a shout-out to the chef at the hotel’s restaurant 3. Show Real Faces discussions. You should also be ” Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack 1. Interact With People ‘s 2,328 (as of today) Twitter followers. She is part of an online community that receives the hotel’s good morning wishes along with updates about upcoming events and special deals. And she gladly responded to this social hospitability, ” YouTube channel Webinar: Twitter for Marketing and PR Want to learn more about using Twitter for Marketing and PR? to their recent guest, Courtenay Bird. brewery dinner – Community conversations constitute a central part of any outreach campaign. Roger Smith has been successful interacting with people on showing the many faces of the Roger Smith community. In Wallace’s words, by “putting a face to it” people understand the hotel environment and provide valuable feedback. Thus, small and independent businesses have the power to compete with bigger corporations. for tips and tricks to drive inbound marketing using Twitter. podcast – “Keep it more about the stories,” advised Wallace. The Roger Smith Hotel, for instance, maintains an entire website, Topics: knocking down the old school walls of customer service @courtenaybird ” 2. Tell Stories wrote Flickr – Don’t be afraid to experiment. That’s how the Roger Smith built its media presence. As Chris Brogan, another Roger Smith guest . Her music message with Latin, jazz, reggae, and dance tunes can inspire anyone who wants to feel the hotel’s vibe. Social Media Glad you got home safe. I hope all was great during your stay! It was all our pleasure!” tweeted and quirky articles about art exhibits, restaurant deals and, naturally, ” and allowing space for more efficient communication with past, current and potential customers. Bird is one of the – User-generated content — reviews, comments, tweets, podcasts — greatly influences customer decisions. For example, Roger Smith Twitter follower, Rachael Depp ( Roger Smith Life ) recently put together a @adwal Originally published Jun 9, 2009 11:54:00 AM, updated October 01 2013 . The social networking tool helps the hotel promote its events and offer special Twitter deals. As a result, the Roger Smith reaches a new audience and drives traffic to its website. RSHotel You can follow this example by actively blogging, uploading video clips, tweeting and participating in campaign 4. Optimize Different Channels , which revolves around sharing stories and engaging the community. “Do not see it as just advertising because it is not. It is an open communication,” explained Wallace. It aims at offering transparency rather than, as Wallace put it, “blasting people with sales.” Facebook Flickr Photostream photo stream), a Roger Smith Life Download the free webinar social media is a hub for photos, articles, video materials, Twitter news and events. It features a photo gallery (as well as a . In other words, it uses a range of content channels to offer a true taste of the hotel’s culture. The Roger Smith, an independent New York City hotel with about 110 employees, uses social media to increase its brand awareness and provide great customer service. Here are six lessons you can learn from the Roger Smith’s success: Twitterlast_img read more

5 Time Saving Tips to Increase Your Productivity

first_img Topics: and as a speaker, author and Lean Office expert, Audrey helps individuals and companies increase their productivity and efficiency. “Eternal Clock” Image: Because I speak on the topic of personal productivity, email management and lean office, my radar is always up in discovering faster and more efficient ways of doing things. 

Today, I’d like to share with you 5 tips that I’ve shared with my sales coaching clients. Email Shortcuts When I receive email confirmations for upcoming travel (airline, hotel and rental car), I immediately drag these e-mails from my Inbox directly to the departure date on my calendar. Now all of my travel details are just where I need them. To scroll through a screen-length of emails just press the spacebar. Pressing the “T” key will return you to the Top of your emails and the “B” key will move you to the Bottom of your email list. When reading an email press the “R” key to Respond. During PowerPoint presentations you can easily produce a black screen by pressing the “B” key. Pressing it again will bring your PPT back. Repeat after me: “B for Black; B for Back”.  If for some reason you wanted a white screen, just press the “W” key. And for the curious, pressing “O” will NOT bring you an orange screen. Organized Audrey Travel Confirmations If you travel a lot you probably find yourself constantly double checking to make sure you’ve got all of your electronic gadgets with you. Using a product like Built’s Cargo Travel Organizer to stow items helps me visually see that I’m remembering everything I left the office with. In MS© Outlook, did you know you can link to a contact from within an appointment on your calendar? It’s extremely handy for phone meetings or blocked projects requiring contact with others.center_img Robbert van der Steeg Travel Gadgets This is a guest post written by Audrey Thomas.  She is the founder of PowerPoint Shortcut When setting up a new appointment, look in the lower left-hand corner of your appointment screen. You’ll see the “Contacts” button. Click on it and your Address Book(s) will pop open. Double-click on your contact name, linking it to your appointment. 

Now when your appointment rolls around you can easily open up your contact’s information without leaving your calendar view. Blackberry Shortcuts Originally published Mar 9, 2011 8:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Join me on March 17 for my session during the Sales Productivity Summit and I’ll give you a whole bunch of tips to help you save time and money! Productivity 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

How to Optimize Your Google Shopping Data Feed

first_img product_type value that Google offers As with any reviews, this helps to build consumer confidence in your listings which will in turn improve click through rates on Google Shopping. Optimizing your product_type column enables Google to place your products in the appropriate categories and funnel more qualified leads to your store.  Make sure that your product_types are formatted correctly before submitting your Google Shopping feed. Add the ‘>’ symbol to the end Optimize Keywords in Product Titles and Descriptions . Including robust keywords in your product titles and descriptions can help to improve your visibility on Google Shopping.  Make sure that you’re sending compelling product descriptions that utilize the keywords that will drive traffic to your ecommerce site. Add the following columns to your Google Shopping feed Troubleshoot Data Feed Errors Confirm that this is the product you want the UPC for Perform a somewhat generic search for one of your products on Google Shopping Add Rich Snippets to your Google Shopping Feed Add Trusted Merchant Reviews Add UPCs to the GTIN column in your Google Shopping feed and you’re all set.   Google Checkout Include Custom Attributes Enhance the appeal of your product listings on Google Shopping by including rich snippets to your data feed.   Rich Snippets are basically product reviews that are displayed alongside your products.  If your webpages have individual product reviews, then you can include this info in your data feed to Google Shopping. Advertising products on Google Shopping is a great way for ecommerce merchants to generate new leads and compete for traffic and sales outside of Google’s Organic Search.  Just as a site owner would optimize his webpages for SEO, there are steps that ecommerce merchants can take to optimize their data feed and improve their return on Google Shopping. “How To Promote Your Products On Google” If you rank well for keywords organically, chances are you’ll rank well for them in Google Shopping as well. ViewPoints Click the Compare Prices button for the item that corresponds to the item you’re looking for SEO Resources for their products, but they can still submit additional product information via custom attribute columns.   Address and fix the listed issues Optimize the Product_Type Column Click on the Data Quality tab to see errors and warnings that have been flagged by the Google Product Search team Add the rel=”canonical” link element to each one of your product pages Add more specific categories from your internal categorization until you’ve reached the desired level of detail Let Google know that you’re submitting Rich Snippets in your data feed CPC Strategy This sounds like common sense, and it is, but it requires a certain level of attention that many ecommerce merchants just aren’t giving to their Google Shopping feeds.  Make sure to log in to your Google Merchant Center frequently to make sure that your data feed isn’t being rejected or resulting in errors. presented by CPC Strategy’s CEO, Rick Backus, and HubSpot. Depending on market competition and availability of UPCs for your products, adding UPCs to your data feed can improve visibility on Google Shopping.  By adding UPCs to your data feed, your listings will be included on comparison pages with bigger sellers that often outrank product listings from smaller sellers. instead.    register for the upcoming webinar entitled Leverage keywords that you already rank well for in Organic Search tips for finding useful keywords for your site Ecommerce merchants should be confident in the level of customer service they offer.  Start collecting surveys from customers in order to build your brand and improve your visibility on Google Shopping. Product_Review_Count Here are Insert a “c:” in front of the column title The following article is a guest post by David Weichel of CPC Strategy. To learn more about Add UPCs Enhancing your product titles and descriptions with this kind of keyword data will help your listings to compete on Google Shopping’s results pages.   If you don’t have UPC values stored away in a database somewhere, try researching your products on Google Shopping to see if you can find them.  Here’s how: Originally published Jun 16, 2011 1:57:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Product_Review_Average So, your custom attribute column should look like this:”c:custom_attribute_name” Identify and include keywords that you should be competing for. Start with the most relevant, detailed Topics: list of required and recommended attributes Below is an example of a Rich Snippet in Google Shopping’s OneBox. To create a custom attribute column for your Google Shopping feed, all you need to do is: Log in to your Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Scroll down to the Details section where you’ll find the UPC, Brand and Part Number Adding merchant reviews is a surefire way to improve visibility on Google Shopping in the long term.  Positive reviews help to establish consumer confidence and are looked upon favorably by Google Shopping’s ranking algorithm. Google Merchant Center Including this basic review info enables Google to display Rich Snippets for your listings in Google’s OneBox results.  If you have product reviews on your site, all you need to do is: If Google’s taxonomy is not quite as specific as your store’s internal categorization, you can extend the taxonomy tree to include your level of detail.   Add the desired column with the appropriate column title and values Merchants are also encouraged to include multiple product_type values if your items qualify.  You can do this by simply placing each value within double quotations and separating them with a comma. Below are a few major US review sites trusted by Google: Making sure that you’re submitting quality data is essential to running a successful campaign on Google Shopping.  Whenever you are making changes to your data feeds, you should make sure that the new changes aren’t creating any issues in the Google Merchant Center.  All a merchant’s efforts to improve and optimize his data feeds for Google Shopping are futile if it only results in more errors and poorer data quality. Google provides eCommerce merchants with a Including the custom attribute information in your data feed enables your products to show up for more long tail searches on Google Shopping. The Product_Type column is Google’s taxonomy, or category, column.  Ecommerce merchants will often fill this column with their own internal categorization.  While these values are considered valid, we’ve seen notable improvements in traffic by simply adhering to Google’s unique product_type valueslast_img read more