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OKS points at UAE as brawl instigators

first_imgA 2-0 win over UAE was supposed to bring about a celebratory mood but just the opposite happened after unwanted aggression led to a free-for-all towards the end of the match that led to the match officials calling the match to an end earlier than they would have wanted.As the match went into added time in the second half, UAE’s Mohammad Khalfan inexplicably launched a high kick on Adib Zainuddin and that sparked the brawl that ensued. Both sets of players got involved and matters spilled out onto the technical area as well.The 90 seconds that followed was action-packed with both camps either losing their heads or trying to stop the matter from escalating. An UAE official was also caught on camera taking a chair in full wrestling style and tried slamming it on Malaysian players. Article continues below 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! The fallout from it saw a Malaysian official with red marks on his back after he rushed in to stop the particular UAE official. Another Malaysian official also suffered heavy bruise to his right eye after he was hit when trying to restrain the situation.Ong was less than impressed with what had happened and blame it on pride that led to the match becoming increasingly hostile over the course of the 90 minutes The Malaysia U23 head coach is adamant that it all stemmed from the opposition and that his boys had to react to what happened.”When you play against the Middle East countries, they are used to beat us. But when we are on top of them, this is what normally happen. But at the end of the day, the boys have to learn. When we are leading 2-0, we don’t want this to happen.” “In a real game situation, it’s definitely not going to help us. Where probably action will be taken. So we must understand the situation where we can’t afford to have this kind of situation to happen that can kill our hopes to go further.”You can see that the incident all start from the opponent (UAE). We have to defend ourselves and our officials have to defend our players. Somethings that we need to do to protect whoever we can. We didn’t provoke anything. If we do provoke, yes I can accuse my players,” said Ong after the match.Ong also went on to reveal that none of the players are seriously hurt immediately after the incident but further checks and inspection will be done to ensure that remains the case.Football Association of Malaysia have already submitted a full report to Asian Football Confederation after overnight discussions were held with UAE Football Association. The governing body of Asia will now have to decide just what kind of punishment that will be handed out to Malaysia and UAE.last_img read more


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IPL 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar blames low score, dew for defeat vs Mumbai Indians

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has blamed the dew factor and small total responsible for the title-holders’ four-wicket defeat against hosts Mumbai Indians in Wednesday’s Indian Premier League game here.”I don’t think there was anything wrong with our batting. They tried their best. It was just one of those days when you play your shot and it goes to the fielders. We were 79 without loss in 10 overs which was a good start but 158 was not enough as dew was there,” Bhuvneshwar said at the post-match press conference. (Kohli declared fit, available for Mumbai Indians tie on Friday)”It was difficult to defend. Although it’s the average score in T20, but on this ground it was below average. It’s very difficult to bowl when dew sets in. It’s not an excuse.”We needed to get 2-3 wickets in power play,” said the swing bowler, who returned with impressive figures of 3 for 21 when most other bowlers of his team struggled in the conditions.Put in to bat, Sunrisers got off to a sluggish start, accelerated a bit, but then lost their way once opener and skipper David Warner got out, trying to repeat a reverse-sweep off Harbhajan Singh after having hit the offie for a six in the previous ball.Sunrisers kept on losing wickets at regular intervals after Warner was dismissed to a stunning, two handed diving catch by wicket keeper Parthiv Patel. (Parthiv reaches 2000 runs in IPL)But Bhuvneshwar sought to downplay the shot, saying the attempt did not come as a surprise as Warner tries it in net sessions too.advertisement”If he bats for 20 minutes five minutes he bats right handed in nets. It was not surprising. It was an amazing shot.AB (de Villiers) plays these shots,” said Bhuvneshwar.Sunrisers score was 81 when Warner departed in the 11th over, but they quickly slumped to 123 for four and could not post a challenging total.ROHIT, POLLARD FAIL AGAINChasing the small score, Mumbai’s senior batsmen captain Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard did not score big.But other batsmen led by opener Parthiv Patel (39) and later Nitish Rana took Mumbai past the line.Rana scored a 36-ball 45, thus narrowly missing his second successive half century in the tournament, hitting two sixes and three fours.BHUVI BACK MUSTAFIZURBangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman, playing his first game, gave away plenty of runs (34) without completing his quota.But Bhuvneshwar defended Mustafizur and said he was a key member of the squad and was certain to return to form.”He will bounce back, it’s just one odd game. He was one of our main bowlers last year. There’s nothing we can talk to him. He just had an off game. We are pretty sure he will come back,” said Bhuvneshwar.He also brushed aside queries whether Mustafizur had recovered sufficiently from his recent injury when asked about the player’s fitness.”He played, that means he is fit,” Bhuvneshwar retorted.last_img read more


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Samsung Galaxy J3, J5 (2017) spotted on certification sites

first_imgSoon after announcing the most awaited flagships of the year, Samsung is apparently working on announcing J3 and J5 2017 variants very soon. Both the smartphones have been lately spotted on certification websites, which provides a rough picture of how the devices might look like, and also illustrates the specifications that the smartphones are expected to pack.Samsung J3 (2017) received Wi-Fi certifications on Thursday. After which, the smartphone is now spotted on GeekBench benchmarking website with the model number – SM-J330F. Both the listing shows almost the similar specifications that the J3 (2017) model is expected to come packed with.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) quick review: One for the roadIn terms of the specifications, the GeekBench listing reveals that the Samsung smartphone is expected to come with 2GB RAM and Exynos 7570 SoC 1.45 GHz quad-core processor and further run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. It also reveals that, on the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is expected to come with a 5-megapixel camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel selfie snapper on the front, right above the display.However, as per the Wi-Fi certification, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) will support 2.4GHz single-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity options.Other speculations reveal that the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) will come with a 5-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixel resolution. While on the storage front, the smartphone will pack 16GB of internal storage. No details on if the storage space can be further expanded or not. On the connectivity front, the device is expected to come with several options like – 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro-USB port.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Xiaomi Mi 6: Top specs shootoutOn the other hand, Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) cleared FCC. The smartphone comes with a model number SM-J530F. The device before FCC was spotted on GeekBench and GFXBench as well and revealed a rough sketch of specifications that the smartphone is expected to pack.In terms of the specifications, J5 (2017) will come with a 4.8-inch display. Further, the smartphone will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and powered by octa-core Exynos 7870 processor clocked at 1.59GHz. The GeekBench listing further reveals that Samsung Galaxy J5 (20170 variant will come with 16GB of internal storage, coupled with 2GB of RAM. While on the optics front, J5 2017 will sport a 12-megapixel camera on both rear and front. No further details on the launch and price of either of the smartphones have been revealed.last_img read more


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Asian Wrestling Championship: Bajrang Punia wins India’s first gold

first_imgBajranj Punia won the first gold medal for India at the Asian Wrestling Championship by defeating Lee Seungchul of South Korea in the final of the men’s 65 kg Freestyle division here on Saturday.Bajranj staged a superb comeback after conceding the lead to dominate the second and final round and script a comprehensive 6-2 win.Photo Credit: PTI Sarita added to cheer for the sizeable home crowd as she took silver in the women’s 58 kilogram category earlier in the day.Sarita lost 0-6 to Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the final.Sarita’s performance added to the best ever showing by Indian women wrestlers at the continental showpiece event as they finished with four silver and two bronze medals.Bajrang’s performance was the only bright spot in an other wise disappointing performance by the Indian wrestlers in the freestyle events so far.Lee took the lead in the fast paced opening period when he took two points with a takedown. That prompted the Indian to go on the offensive and he almost forced a takedown but the hooter announcing the ned of the round saved Lee.The Indian dominated the second round right from the start. He took his first point with a push out before taking the lead by earning two more points with a takedown.The Haryana grappler continued with his fast, aggressive style forcing the jaded looking Korean to continously defend himself from conceeding more points.Bajrang produced another takedown with around 30 seconds left prompting the judges to award him two more points. But the Korean coach decided to appeal against the decision with a counter appeal coming in from the Indian coaches.advertisementAfter studying the television replays, the judges decided to award three points to the Indian. That forced the Korean to go on the attack in the last 30 seconds in a desperate attempt to avoid defeat.But Bajrand held on comfortably to ensure victory.”The tournament has been running for the last 2-3 days but we did not get a gold. I wanted to win the gold and there was a lot of expectation from me as well,” Bajrang said after the win.”The coaches had worked hard before this tournament and they expected me to win gold. They had told me that I could win gold if I gave my best efforts,” he added.”There was lot of pressure on me. We are playing at home and although it does put pressure, we also got a lot of help due to our home conditions. I want all four Indian wrestlers who are competing tomorrow to win gold medals.”The 23-year-old from Jhajjar district of Haryana thanked his coaches Jagminder Singh and Sujit Mann along with his mentor 2012 Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt for their guidance and support. Dutt was present in the Indian technical area during the final.”He (Yogeshwar) has always supported me. He is with me during most of my bouts. He is an Olympic medallist and can easily spot out my flaws. That helps me a lot.”My coaches Dronacharya Award winner Jagminderji and Arjuna Award recipient Mannji are always with me during the day and we spend the entire day in training. Both of them have played at the Olympics and have a lot of experience which helps me a lot,” Bajrang said.Earlier, Sarita had to be satisfied with the silver following a 0-6 reverse to Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan.Sarita was faster off the blocks and was the more aggressive wrestler in the early stages. She almost opened the scoring in the first minute but the Kyrgyz showed excellent technique to wriggle out.Aisuluu weathered the initial wave of aggression from Sarita and took four points with a takedown followed by a fitley move.The second period was a more sedate affair with Aisuluu increasing her lead by two points with another takedown.”I had taken silver in the previous Asian Championship as well, so I wanted to produce a better performance.”I was mentally prepared for this bout. I wanted to give my 100 percent and win the gold medal,” Sarita said later.last_img read more


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Three Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament: Germany outclass India 2-0

first_imgHosts Germany overpowered the Indian Men’s Hockey Team to win 2-0 in an action-packed encounter to end their campaign at the 3 Nations Invitational Tournament as winners here on Tuesday.Germany previously won 2-1 against Belgium, drew 2-2 with India and lost 2-5 to Belgium in their opening match to finish with seven points while India earned four points from their outing.Though India began well and won a PC as early as the 2nd minute of the match, the German defence was too good to break for young dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh, who had scored a double in India’s 3-2 win against Belgium on Monday.The following minutes of the first quarter saw Germany, the bronze medalists at Rio Olympics, showcase an improvised execution of attack and ball possession to take early control of the match.They came up with different variations to make space in the striking circle and found success with Thies Ole Prinz perfectly deflecting the ball into the post in 7th minute to take Germany’s score to 1-0.Though they earned a PC seconds before the first hooter, Germany couldn’t convert the shot as India keeper Akash Chikte came up with a good save.India played the second quarter patiently, rotating the ball between themselves waiting for an opening in the German defence.Despite several circle penetrations, it took till the 29th minute for the real chance to materialize as India bagged their second PC of the game. The opportunity went amiss though and the first half ended with 1-0 advantage to Germany.advertisementAfter a goalless third quarter, India continued to stand up to the German challenge, getting closer each time to finding a breakthrough.An opportunity came by with a little over three minutes left for the final hooter when India won another PC but Harmanpreet Singh’s fiercely struck flick was defended by German goalkeeper denying him an equalizer.With time ticking away rapidly, India pulled out their goal keeper to play with an extra attacker but could not materialize.Germany, meanwhile succeeded in pumping their second goal into the post in the 60th minute, thanks to Timm Herzbruch and took home a well-deserved victory.last_img read more


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Mercedes-Benz inaugurates refurbished 3S dealership at Kalina

first_imgMumbai, Jun 9 (PTI) German luxury car maker Mercedes- Benz today inaugurated its state-of-the-art 3S (sales, service and spares) dealership in suburban Kalina here which has come at investment of Rs six crore.Mercedes-Benz India currently has 11 dealerships across the city, including five by Shaman Wheels. Mumbai accounts for about 20 per cent of the car makers total sales in the country. Overall, the company has 86 dealerships across 41 cities in India.The luxurious 3S dealership was inaugurated by Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Roland Folger and Shaman Wheels Pvt Ltds Managing Director, Amar Sheth, a release said.Spread across 44,000 square feet area, the showroom has an exquisite S Lounge besides 49 bays, including supporting bays for service and repair.”Mumbai remains an important market for Mercedes-Benz contributing nearly 20 per cent to our overall sales annually. With this entirely refurbished 3S luxury car dealership, we aim to cater to the incessantly burgeoning luxury car market in the city,” Folger said.The company is confident that its ever-growing customer base will now enjoy a hassle free ownership experience, he added.The Kalina dealership is expected to cater to the adjacent suburbs such as Santa Cruz, Kurla, Chembur and Ghatkopar as well as Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) business district.”Mercedes-Benz has always believed in the growth story of India and the company has been adding value to the narrative of strengthening the brand presence across the country. Its strategic initiatives like this in network expansion enhances our growth story even deeper in the market,” he added.advertisementShaman Wheels is the first dealership of Mercedes-Benz in Mumbai to boast of the exclusive S Lounge created for the customers of the high-end Mercedes-Maybach and the S-Class luxury sedans, the company said.”Shaman Wheels has been associated with Mercedes-Benz for the last eight years and we are extremely pleased to continue this strong relationship. We now have a 3S outlet, which is the largest in Mumbai and incorporates the latest elements of modern interior architecture that reflects modern luxury,” Sheth said.Mercedes-Benz India product portfolio comprise the locally produced Maybach S 500, S-Class, E-Class, CLA luxury sedans and the GLA, GLE and GLS luxury sports utility vehicles.The CKD GLC was its ninth product added to the local production portfolio.Its completely-built imported cars portfolio includes the A B and E class, S-class Coupé, C-class Cabriolet, E- class Cabriolet, S-class Cabriolet and the S 600 Guard and a range of other Guard vehicles, among others.The product portfolio also comprises the iconic off- roader Mercedes-AMG G63 as well as a wide range of other Mercedes-AMG performance cars. PTI IAS NRBlast_img read more


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Aamir Khan spends last day in Rome with family

first_img(Eds: correcting headline)Mumbai, Jul 22 (PTI) Superstar Aamir Khan took time off from his shooting schedule of “Thugs of Hindostan” to spend some quality time with his family.The 52-year-old actor, who was in Malta to film the first schedule of the Yash Raj Films project, flew to Rome for a vacation.He posted two pictures on Twitter. In the first photograph Aamir posed for a selfie with wife Kiran Rao and in the second picture the couple were seen with their son Azad.In the pictures, Aamir was seen sporting the movies look. The actor has got his ears and nose pierced for his role.Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharaya, “Thugs of Hindostan” also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh. PTI SHD SSNlast_img read more


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Dominant Real Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

first_imgReal Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory that underlined their new status as Spain’s dominant force.Marco Asensio followed up his brilliant late goal in Sunday’s first leg with a stunning effort from 30 metres in the fourth minute that proved a punishing blow for the Catalans.Karim Benzema struck before halftime to seal the victory and Barcelona left the Spanish capital with home supporters’ chants of ‘champions’ ringing in their ears.Real, last season’s Spanish and European champions, dominated throughout, toying with Ernesto Valverde’s side and showing no sign they were missing suspended forward Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale who was on the bench.Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both hit the woodwork but it was a bleak display for Barcelona, leaving Valverde with plenty of holes to patch before the start of the league this weekend.”We’re not in our best moment, not on the level of the team or the level of the club. It’s the first time we’ve felt Madrid are superior,” Barcelona defender Gerard Pique told reporters.Real, meanwhile, have started where they left off last season, by adding more silverware to their bursting trophy cabinet.They clinched the European Super Cup last week with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in Macedonia, adding to an already remarkable haul for coach Zinedine Zidane since he took over in Jan. 2016.ASENSIO IMPACTWith Ronaldo banned for shoving the referee in the first leg, Asensio was given a starting spot and made an instant impact.advertisementThe 21-year-old curled a brilliant strike into the top left corner from distance that left keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen bewildered.”The first was beautiful, but this one was, too. The other was harder because of the path (it took),” Asensio told reporters.”I’m going to work to have the maximum minutes possible out there. I’m very happy on a personal level and for the collective, too.”The second goal had been coming, with Lucas Vazquez striking the post minutes earlier, and it eventually arrived when Marcelo sent in a low cross which Benzema finished with aplomb in the 38th minute.After that Madrid controlled the game, stroking the ball around their opponents and conserving energy for the challenges ahead.”We have started the season well, there’s a long way to go,” said Zidane. “It will be very difficult but we are happy. The first half was spectacular.”last_img read more


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360i Press Release: 360i Named to Advertising Age’s 2010 “Agency A-List”

first_img360i has been named one of the “Top 10” agencies in the world on Advertising Age’s highly selective Agency A-List, a distinction that honors the very best agencies across all categories. The annual list, released today, ranks 360i as #6. For this award, Ad Age ranked agencies based on how well the work worked, as well as the magnitude of new business growth and how the company is driving overall innovation within the industry.For more, please click here to view the complete article over on Advertising Age.last_img read more


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$40,000 Raised for Sandy Relief (And We’re Not Done Yet)

first_imgWe haven’t seen much by the way of snow this year, but last week – thanks to the help of all of you – our staffers faced blizzard conditions. Since launch, our #TwinterWonderland holiday card has raised more than $40,000 for Sandy relief – but we’re not stopping there.Until the New Year, we’ll continue to count all #TwinterWonderland tweets as $5 donations. And though we’re not stationed in the globe anymore, we’ve compiled some our favorite moments to share.Thanks for keeping the snow falling and the donations rising.last_img read more


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Ad Age Ranks 360i Top Digital Agency for Second Straight Year

first_img360i has been named the top digital agency on Advertising Age’s A-List for the second year in a row, and No. 3 overall agency of any kind in the country. Creativity Magazine has also placed us on their coveted Creative Innovators of the Year list for the first time in our history.Citing a “stellar year,” Ad Age praised a strategy that is “keyed by fundamentals” – and bolstered by breakthrough work. Ad Age’s A-List ranks the top 10 agencies in the country among all specialties (traditional, digital and everything in between). This is the second year in a row that 360i has been named the top-ranked digital agency on the A-List, and fourth year in a row that we’ve been honored in the A-List issue.We have also been named to Creativity Magazine’s Innovators of the Year list. In judging the breadth of our creative work from 2013, Creativity called 360i a “well-rounded creative force fine-tuned for the social age.”This recognition comes on the heels of 360i being named Adweek’s Digital Agency of the Year, MediaPost’s OMMA Agency of the Year and Mashable naming us Best Digital Agency.We are incredibly honored by these accolades – and see them as a testament to the hard work of our people and their never-ending pursuit of excellence on behalf of our clients.And of course, honors like these are simply not possible without the trust and creativity of our clients and partners. We look forward to channeling our passionate curiosity about clients’ businesses into even bigger things in the future.Congratulations, again, to our team and to our valued partners.*****Read full Ad Age article: http://bit.ly/1cMXTapRead full Creativity article: http://bit.ly/1eMCKK2last_img read more


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Weekly Hot Jobs: Browse 360i’s Latest Openings

first_imgGreetings, job-seekers. As our agency grows and evolves, we’re constantly on the hunt for top talent to help us create powerful campaigns on behalf of brands like Coca-Cola, Oreo, HBO, SUBWAY, Toyota and more. (Browse our full client roster here.)Right now there are more than 60 open positions across our offices. If you embody passion, purpose and perseverance, and think you have what it takes to join a top 3 agency in the U.S. for two years running (per Ad Age), drop us a line and apply at the links below.Data Scientist – Atlanta360i’s Advanced Analytics team in Atlanta is hiring a Data Scientist responsible for developing marketing models and data analysis to drive business insight for our clients. If you’re into business intelligence and looking for a new adventure, jump to the job posting and apply today.Social Publicist – New YorkIf you’re a creative mind with strong “people” skills and a background in PR, we invite you to apply to join our growing Influencer Marketing team. At 360i, social publicists are tasked with actively engaging online influencers, creating conversations and building brand affinity. Apply here.Integrated Account Manager – New YorkWe’re hiring an Account Manager to work on one of the agency’s largest integrated accounts. This role will have significant client exposure and will partner with agency teams across insights, strategy, creative, influencer marketing, analytics and media. Apply here.Senior Media Manager, Paid Social – New YorkWe’re hiring a Senior Media Manager to run paid social campaigns across Facebook and Twitter. Candidates should possess a deep understanding of self-serve platform tools (e.g. Power Editor) and demonstrate a passion for the evolving social media landscape as it relates to advertising. Apply here.Senior Analyst, Insights & Planning – New YorkThe 360i Insights & Planning department is looking for an exceptional Senior Analyst to lead development of innovative, customized research solutions for some of the world’s most successful brands. Apply here.Account Supervisor – New York360i is looking for an Account Supervisor to take a lead role in the development of digital marketing strategies and implementation for a key client. Candidates should possess a passion for delivering broad-based marketing solutions as well as superior project management skills. Apply here.Web Analytics Specialist – Atlanta360i’s Conversion Practice is developing next-generation marketing capabilities that will redefine digital marketing. We’re looking for the kind of creative analyst who can extract every nugget of information from data sets and have the ability to implement dynamic content. If this is you, head over to the job posting to apply.Technical Operations Lead – Atlanta360i is looking for a Technical Operations Lead to serve as the agency’s expert on ad technology and collaborate closely across clients and teams to manage paid media from research, project management and implementation aspects. Apply here.SEO Strategist– AtlantaWe’re looking for a seasoned SEO Strategist to join the 360i team in Atlanta. This role requires a deep understanding of SEO, a natural sense of curiosity and proven experience in developing SEO strategies. If you’ve got a passion for the evolving search engine landscape, then this is the opportunity for you. Apply here.last_img read more


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Author and Bravo Star, Jill Kargman On Marketing to Modern Day Moms

first_imgJill Kargman is an author, life-long New Yorker, and star of Bravo’s hit comedy series Odd Mom Out. Her creative output, whether for her novels or her on screen character Jill Weber (a parody of herself and her family), reimagines how society and marketers think of modern day moms, Upper East siders and even ‘socialites’, a characterization she openly dislikes. This month, she’ll be speaking at 360i’s annual client summit. Ahead of her planned session on “embracing the unconventional,” we chatted with Kargman about such marketing misrepresentations, how she’s been able to maintain her unconventional personal brand, her life on set and much more.When it comes to marketing to the modern day mom, Kargman says marketers should be doing it differently, “I think they should understand moms are not out-to-pasture, uncool, asexual mom-jean-wearing hags with tapestry vests. The generation gap is closing and we are cooler than they think!” She continued to say that more broadly, the largest societal misconception about moms is “that we bear children and now suddenly care about detergents and floor cleaner and being the perfect mom.”Maintaining personal style and brand identity is an important part of Kargman’s message, if only because her own so starkly contrasts the mom-jean-wearing, floor scrubbing stereotype she describes. In her new book, Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave, Kargman routinely compares herself to Morticia, matriarch of the Addams Family, due in part to her obsession with skulls, but also her pale visage and signature black on black ensembles. She writes, “When I turned forty, I decided I was not going to put myself out to fashion pasture… I bought investment ‘pieces’… and never bought the trend, only my vroom-vroom vampire look…It’s who I have always been and I’m not growing out of it, even when I’m seventy.”Her character on Odd Mom Out sports the same look, complete with Kargman’s real-life tattoos and painted black nails, alongside the highly stylized, Stepford-esque mothers of New York’s Upper East Side.  In the book, Kargman writes that her hope is that the show “make[s] people – not just moms! – guffaw by holding up a mirror to one contingent of the mom population, the epicenter for extreme parenting.”The show definitely dallies in the extremes, as is evident by Kargman’s best and worst days on set. “The best day was when I had Paul Stanley KISS makeup and the star on my face. [There were] so many giggles and I loved the portrayal of a mom as out of control. The worst was [our shoot in the] Hamptons which was a 16-hour day in 40 degree weather acting like it was 80.”To hear more from Kargman, check out her new book, Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave, available now for pre-order on Amazon.com.last_img read more


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Giving Back and Leveling the Playing Field: A Q&A with 360i Chairman Bryan Wiener

first_imgSeven years ago we formed a partnership with Harlem Children’s Zone, a pioneering nonprofit with the goal of ending generational poverty in Central Harlem that has made an indelible impact on our agency and thousands of deserving students in Harlem. Each year we lend our expertise in digital marketing by hosting seminars, workshops, and mentorship programs for students of all ages as well as awarding a four-year scholarship to Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications to a deserving HCZ high school senior. We sat down with 360i Chairman Bryan Wiener to learn more about how this partnership began and where it’s headed in 2018. 360i: Tell us how the partnership with Harlem Children’s Zone came to be. How did you find out about the organization, and what drew you to them?Bryan Wiener: In 2010 I went to a conference called Google Zeitgeist, a series of intimate gatherings of top global thinkers and leaders that explores some of the big ideas that have the potential to change our world. Geoff Canada, HCZ’s President and CEO at the time, spoke about the crisis in education in underprivileged neighborhoods and how we weren’t doing enough as a country to invest in the future of our youth. The whole conference was incredibly inspirational, but he far and away stole the show. When I boarded my flight later that afternoon, by fate, he was sitting in the seat next to me. I learned so much more about Harlem Children’s Zone, and he learned more about what we do here at 360i. His feeling was that education is a mechanism, it’s not an end game; it’s a means to go get high earning jobs that then change the fate for underprivileged families. It dawned on me that there was untapped opportunity in the advertising and digital marketing space to do just that. I felt like, through exposure and training, 360i could play a meaningful role in helping HCZ get closer to its goal of ending generational poverty. And we got started immediately, brainstorming with HCZ how we could be most helpful, and it has expanded every year since. 360i: 360i has been partnering with HCZ for 7 years. How has the partnership taken shape? What programs are offered?BW: We’ve been able to offer educational seminars, training sessions, mentor programs, internships, and even a college scholarship to The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. During the holiday season we also help wrap holiday gifts for young children in the community so that they have something to open on the holidays. It’s a ton of fun and it’s become somewhat of a tradition here at 360i. My hope is that all of these efforts will allow us to create a real legacy for an expanding group of students at HCZ that will lead to long careers in marketing and communications. This is a long term play – the only way to really make an impact when we’re talking about high school students. 360i: You mentioned that 360i provides a college scholarship to a deserving HCZ student each year. Tell us a little bit about how this part of the program began, and the impact it’s had.BW: As an organization, we recognized that we can’t change the world for everyone – we don’t have the means or the scale. But we can do our part in bringing more opportunity to groups of kids who have grown up without access to a lot of resources. We felt a college scholarship was the ultimate educational opportunity. Each year, we select an HCZ student who has demonstrated excellence inside and outside the classroom, and we send them to one of the best communications school in the country with a four-year scholarship. The reality is that many students who go to college will have immense debt hanging around them like an anchor, and we wanted to ease that burden. Along with the scholarship, they’re able to leverage 360i’s connections to help them access internships during their college career. At the end of the day, the scholarship, and really all of our work with HCZ, is about leveling the playing field. 360i: What’s been a particularly memorable moment or personal experience you’ve had while working with HCZ?BW: A few years ago I went to HCZ Promise Academy, which is one of their two charter schools, to see the first class that entered as kindergarteners graduate high school. What really made this a shining moment for me was that these kids had a 100% college acceptance rate. Amazing! The joy in that room was hard to describe – these students and their families were celebrating a tremendous accomplishment. My own son is graduating high school this year, and I’m so proud, but graduation and advancing to college was always a given for him, we never questioned it. But the students from HCZ’s Promise Academy were fighting against the odds and many never saw graduation as something they were entitled to or guaranteed. And for many of these students, they became the first in their family to even get to college. Standing in that room that day, I felt a whole new level of gratitude that was incomparable to any graduation I’ve ever been to. 360i: How do you see the partnership evolving in 2018 and beyond?BW: Towards the end of 2017 we piloted a mentorship program that we plan to launch again this fall. We pair 360i employees with current college students that have been through the various HCZ programs, and we work with them on everything from interview skills, personal and professional branding, and anything else they might need as they begin exploring the professional world. We’ve gotten amazing feedback from our 360i mentors and their students, so we’re making that program a priority in 2018. As far as the future goes, we want to level the playing field as much as possible, so we’re in it for the long haul and we’ll continue supporting these students for many years to come. Feeling inspired? Check out this video on our partnership with HCZ or visit hcz.org for more information.last_img read more


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Salad Stats: The Financial Impact of a Fresh Favorite

first_imgMy birthday is on Halloween, so every year I get super excited. I plan what my costume will be, decide how I want to celebrate and text all my friends to let them know. Last year, I was finally able… Full Story,Technology has transformed the way we dine out in groups. Gone are the days when friends take turns treating each other to nights on the town. Now that apps make money accessible everywhere, tabs are paid down to the cent… Full Story,Occupation: Copywriter Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 29 Location: Indianapolis, IN Paycheck (BiWeekly): $2,100/mo after HSA and 401(k) removed Monthly Expenses: Rent: $462.50 Car lease: $300 Insurances: $85 All other expenses Utilities: $200/mo Pet supplies: $30/mo Phone: $50/mo Streaming services: $15/mo… Full Story,Occupation: Digital advertising Age: 30 Location: San Francisco Bay Area Income: $5,200 month net post 401K, health insurance / HSA, and taxes Total Debt: $0 Monthly Expenses: Rent and utilities: $1,800 Auto: $275 including car insurance Internet/mobile: $120 10:00 am:… Full Story,The holidays are time for family. Here are some fun ideas from our friends at Quotacy on how to make the most of this holiday season with your loved ones, with a bit of humor. ?   With the rise… Full Story,Occupation: Social Media Manager Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 26 Location: Indianapolis, IN Paycheck: $2,500/month after health/vision insurance deductions Monthly Expenses Rent: $700 Car Insurance: $65 Renters Insurance: $16 Utilities: $75 (Internet, Electric, Gas) Dental Insurance (not through work): $15 Hulu:… Full Story,On November 30th, The Financial Diet is kicking off their nationwide book tour for The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide To Getting Good With Money in New York.  Join us when the tour hits your city and don’t forget… Full Story,Occupation: Data Analyst Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 31 Location: Menlo Park, CA Paycheck (BiWeekly): $1,700 after auto-savings, 401k, ESPP purchase, renters & auto insurance and health care removed I have everything removed automatically as I have trouble with in-the-moment spending…. Full Story,Occupation: Account Services & Freelance Writer Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 39 Location: Longmont, CO Paycheck (3): $4,700/mo includes salary and three freelance clients (side hustles) Monthly Expenses Rent: $900 Car loan: $275 Credit card payment: $450 All other expenses… Full Story,If you’re still in college or a recent grad working with a limited budget, the idea of implementing a healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming and very expensive. If you aren’t careful, you might find yourself shelling out lots of cash… Full Storylast_img read more


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Pain at the Pump: A Visual Guide to How Increasing Gas Prices are Burning Away the American Pocketbook

first_imgMy birthday is on Halloween, so every year I get super excited. I plan what my costume will be, decide how I want to celebrate and text all my friends to let them know. Last year, I was finally able… Full Story,Technology has transformed the way we dine out in groups. Gone are the days when friends take turns treating each other to nights on the town. Now that apps make money accessible everywhere, tabs are paid down to the cent… Full Story,Occupation: Copywriter Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 29 Location: Indianapolis, IN Paycheck (BiWeekly): $2,100/mo after HSA and 401(k) removed Monthly Expenses: Rent: $462.50 Car lease: $300 Insurances: $85 All other expenses Utilities: $200/mo Pet supplies: $30/mo Phone: $50/mo Streaming services: $15/mo… Full Story,Occupation: Digital advertising Age: 30 Location: San Francisco Bay Area Income: $5,200 month net post 401K, health insurance / HSA, and taxes Total Debt: $0 Monthly Expenses: Rent and utilities: $1,800 Auto: $275 including car insurance Internet/mobile: $120 10:00 am:… Full Story,The holidays are time for family. Here are some fun ideas from our friends at Quotacy on how to make the most of this holiday season with your loved ones, with a bit of humor. ?   With the rise… Full Story,Occupation: Social Media Manager Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 26 Location: Indianapolis, IN Paycheck: $2,500/month after health/vision insurance deductions Monthly Expenses Rent: $700 Car Insurance: $65 Renters Insurance: $16 Utilities: $75 (Internet, Electric, Gas) Dental Insurance (not through work): $15 Hulu:… Full Story,On November 30th, The Financial Diet is kicking off their nationwide book tour for The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide To Getting Good With Money in New York.  Join us when the tour hits your city and don’t forget… Full Story,Occupation: Data Analyst Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 31 Location: Menlo Park, CA Paycheck (BiWeekly): $1,700 after auto-savings, 401k, ESPP purchase, renters & auto insurance and health care removed I have everything removed automatically as I have trouble with in-the-moment spending…. Full Story,Occupation: Account Services & Freelance Writer Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 39 Location: Longmont, CO Paycheck (3): $4,700/mo includes salary and three freelance clients (side hustles) Monthly Expenses Rent: $900 Car loan: $275 Credit card payment: $450 All other expenses… Full Story,If you’re still in college or a recent grad working with a limited budget, the idea of implementing a healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming and very expensive. If you aren’t careful, you might find yourself shelling out lots of cash… Full Storylast_img read more


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4 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom

first_img“4 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom” was provided by MoneyTalksNews.com.When considering the option of becoming a stay-at-home mom (or dad!), there is more to consider than just the loss of a paycheck. In fact, when you do the math, being a stay-at-home mom might actually save you money.Sometimes you can’t put a price on things — and the intangible benefits of being a stay-at-home parent is certainly one of them — at least it is to me.According to the most recent Census Bureau report, there are approximately 5.1 million stay-at-home moms in America. That equates to a little more than one out of every five married-couple family groups.Being a stay-at-home mom isn’t for everyone, though. After all, not only is it one of the most difficult jobs in the world, but it doesn’t come with a paycheck, either.According to a Salary.com study, if the average stay-at-home mom did get paid, her annual compensation in 2012 would be $112,962.Interestingly enough, a similar study by Salary.com in 2011 found that stay-at-home dads put in roughly half the time their female counterparts do. As a result, their compensation – assuming they actually got a paycheck – would only be $60,128 annually.But I digress.My mom was a stay-at-home parent and I still marvel at all the things she used to do: cooking, cleaning, shopping, paying bills, yard work, running errands, and shuttling me and my sister all over town – even when she wasn’t feeling well.My mother was responsible for a lot of our home maintenance, too. For example, when the walls needed a fresh coat of paint, she was on it. I even remember one year she spent the entire summer painstakingly stripping and restaining all the woodwork in our house (and there was a lot of it).I also have very fond memories of enjoying an after-school snack while I filled my mother in on the details of my day. After all these years, those moments are still fresh in my mind and, let me tell you, they are truly special.Needless to say, after debating the pros and cons of one income versus two, my wife and I decided to go the stay-at-home-mom route about 14 years ago. Yes, we’ve since forfeited well over a quarter-million dollars in lost salary over that time – but it’s a decision neither of us regrets.If you’re thinking about being a stay-at-home parent, here are a few financial tips and considerations you’ll need to keep in mind:Determine your expensesFor some families, the benefits of having an extra paycheck are often almost completely offset by additional taxes, childcare, and other work-related expenses. Even so, before making the jump from two incomes to one, you’ll first need to evaluate whether you can live within the confines of a reduced income.If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to determine all of your non-discretionary expenses – like your mortgage, utilities, insurance, groceries, and retirement contributions. Be sure to set aside money to handle unexpected expenses like car repairs or unexpected medical issues. Once you’ve done that, you’ll know how much you have left for the discretionary spending, like vacations and entertainment.Don’t forget to subtract your work-related expensesRemember, by staying home, you’ll end up saving money by eliminating work-related costs like childcare, commuting expenses, clothing, and lunches. And because you’ll have the time to cook more meals at home, it’s possible you’ll be eating out less, which leads to even more savings.Consider your alternativesIf you’ve cut your expenses to the bone and still can’t seem to make the bottom line work, don’t despair. There are alternatives to making it work, even while both parents are still working. For example, perhaps one parent can take advantage of 4-day/10-hour shifts or working part-time, and some people have enough flexibility with their work schedules to allow one parent to be home with the children while the other works.Don’t stop networkingBecause job loss is always a concern in a one-income family, it’s important that stay-at-home parents continue networking after leaving the workforce. Stay in touch with your old co-workers and business partners and, if you haven’t already done so, create a profile on an online professional networking site, like LinkedIn.Being a stay-at-home mom can be extremely rewarding, but it’s not a choice that works for every family. However, if you do want to stay home with your children and are in a position to make it work, following these guidelines will help make the endeavor a success. Post navigation Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Relatedlast_img read more


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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Low

first_imgHow much do you pay for heating? Depending on where you live, it’s a good chunk of money during the wintertime. Even though we live in the South (in lovely Raleigh!), we’re not immune to getting some cold weather.   With winter coming… Full Story,Tips to help turn those homebuying dreams into reality. From outstanding credit card debt to massive student loans, financial difficulties are barring more and more millennials from becoming homeowners. While the vision of buying a first home may seem hopelessly… Full Story,When most people imagine buying a house, they think about how many bedrooms they need or what kind of porch they want. When they think about homebuying costs, they decide how much to put down and what their maximum home… Full Story,One of my favorite shows is Sex and the City. Those women lived glamorous lives I could only dream about. And, Carrie, a writer, was living my dream life as a famous writer in Manhattan. One of the storylines that… Full Story,Last year, my husband and I were packing up our Denver apartment to prepare for our move back to his home state of Indiana. We’d put an offer in on a house and had only given ourselves a couple of… Full Story,A few years ago Dave Munson and his family decided to move from their 5,600-square-feet, 8-bedroom house in the city of San Antonio, Texas, to a smaller, unique living situation: tents. Well, fancy, upscale tents that total 2,000 square feet… Full Story,It’s a well-known fact that your personal environment affects your mental health. If you live in a beautifully decorated home with plenty of plants and green space nearby, your risk for anxiety and depression is lower. If you spend your… Full Story,My husband and I were so excited to buy our house. We’d been renting since college and were eager to have our own place. Finally, no one could tell us how many dogs we could have or how many posters… Full Story,Last summer, I was forced to relocate out of my cozy, bungalow-style apartment in West L.A. Living in one of the most unaffordable rental markets in the U.S., I was resigned to the fact that, to enjoy my ideal setup… Full Story,When you buy a home, you’re making an investment in yourself and your future. You’re building  financial stability, equity, and experience. You have a place to call your own and you can customize the space just how you want. As… Full Storylast_img read more


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Free Ways to Market Your Freelance Services

first_imgThe average person may see anywhere between 4,000 and 10,000 ads in a single day. From binge-watching your favorite shows to checking the pile of coupons in your mailbox, advertisers have inundated our lives. Most of the ads we see… Full Story,Dressing up for Halloween is one of the best parts of the holiday, especially if you’re a creative person. But buying a Halloween costume can get expensive, with many costing more than $50 a pop. And unless you plan to… Full Story,You may not find it on an official calendar anywhere, but Friendsgiving is a newer holiday that has gained popularity in recent years. Much like Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving is a time to gather around the table with loved ones in the… Full Story,My birthday is on Halloween, so every year I get super excited. I plan what my costume will be, decide how I want to celebrate and text all my friends to let them know. Last year, I was finally able… Full Story,Not much of a football fan? Don’t know what all the cheesehead hat-wearing and face paint-smearing is all about? Skip hanging out at the local sports bar or sitting in the stands at a game, and put on your entrepreneurial… Full Story,Living paycheck to paycheck can feel like an endless scramble. Rent is due on the first but your paycheck won’t clear until the second. On top of everything, you need to pay for groceries, a bus ticket, and utilities before… Full Story,Decision fatigue is the decline in energy and focus you experience after making too many decisions. This mental drain causes your brain to abandon your willpower in order to seek more immediate rewards, which leads to poor decision making and… Full Story,If you ask a random person on the street what they do, chances are they have a lot of slashes and hyphens in their job titles. In this day and age, if you don’t have multiple sources of income… Full Story,Do you consider yourself a financially responsible young adult? Personally, I like to think that my finances are mostly in order. Rent, student loans, car payments—everything big is blocked off nicely. If the math works out right, I have a… Full Story,In the financial world, nothing evokes feelings of terror quite like the word “bankruptcy”. It’s become synonymous with a complete and utter collapse of one’s finances – a black hole that’s almost impossible to climb out of. When you declare… Full Storylast_img read more


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Frugal Foodie’s Guide to Preserving Summer Produce

first_imgThe average person may see anywhere between 4,000 and 10,000 ads in a single day. From binge-watching your favorite shows to checking the pile of coupons in your mailbox, advertisers have inundated our lives. Most of the ads we see… Full Story,Dressing up for Halloween is one of the best parts of the holiday, especially if you’re a creative person. But buying a Halloween costume can get expensive, with many costing more than $50 a pop. And unless you plan to… Full Story,You may not find it on an official calendar anywhere, but Friendsgiving is a newer holiday that has gained popularity in recent years. Much like Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving is a time to gather around the table with loved ones in the… Full Story,My birthday is on Halloween, so every year I get super excited. I plan what my costume will be, decide how I want to celebrate and text all my friends to let them know. Last year, I was finally able… Full Story,Not much of a football fan? Don’t know what all the cheesehead hat-wearing and face paint-smearing is all about? Skip hanging out at the local sports bar or sitting in the stands at a game, and put on your entrepreneurial… Full Story,Living paycheck to paycheck can feel like an endless scramble. Rent is due on the first but your paycheck won’t clear until the second. On top of everything, you need to pay for groceries, a bus ticket, and utilities before… Full Story,Decision fatigue is the decline in energy and focus you experience after making too many decisions. This mental drain causes your brain to abandon your willpower in order to seek more immediate rewards, which leads to poor decision making and… Full Story,If you ask a random person on the street what they do, chances are they have a lot of slashes and hyphens in their job titles. In this day and age, if you don’t have multiple sources of income… Full Story,Do you consider yourself a financially responsible young adult? Personally, I like to think that my finances are mostly in order. Rent, student loans, car payments—everything big is blocked off nicely. If the math works out right, I have a… Full Story,In the financial world, nothing evokes feelings of terror quite like the word “bankruptcy”. It’s become synonymous with a complete and utter collapse of one’s finances – a black hole that’s almost impossible to climb out of. When you declare… Full Storylast_img read more