10 killed as jeep hits tree in Punjab

first_imgTen pilgrims were killed and 13 injured when the jeep they were travelling in dashed into a tree here on Thursday, police said. The deceased included two children and three women, they said. The pilgrims were returning to their homes from a shrine in Himachal Pradesh when the accident occurred near Dhobi Ghat here. Police said as per preliminary investigations, cause of the accident appears to be driver losing control over the vehicle after which it hit the tree. The injured, who belonged to a village in Dasuya sub-division here, were hospitalised. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh expressed deep shock and grief over the accident.He announced an ex-gratia of ₹1 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased.last_img read more

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Assam polls: Campaign for 1st phase ends

first_imgAssam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.The high-voltage campaign for 62 Assembly constituencies in Assam going to the polls in the first phase on April 4 ended here today with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing two rallies.The campaign was high pitched on the last day despite a bandh call given by the Paresh Barua-led anti-talk faction of ULFA to protest the Prime Minister’s visit, bad weather in some areas and the World Cup cricket final with candidates making hectic last minute efforts to woo the voters in the constituencies spread over 13 districts.An electorate of 85,09,011, comprising 43,91,895 males and 41,17,116 females will decide the fate of 485 candidates (447 males and 38 female) including Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.A triangular contest between the ruling Congress, BJP and AGP is likely in most constituencies which include 15 in the Barak Valley, five in the two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills district, eight in Sonitpur and the remaining 34 in Upper Assam districts of Dhemaji, Golaghat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur and Jorhat.The ruling Congress though burdened with an anti-incumbency factor is expecting to enter the Assembly for the third consecutive term with the Prime Minister, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee among others batting for Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s achievements during the last 10 years.The BJP, in particular, put in an aggressive campaign with almost all senior national leaders including former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, party president Nitin Gadkari, Leaders of Opposition in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, former party President M Venkaiah Naidu, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda.advertisementThe AGP’s campaign was muted with Party President Chandramohan Patowary and former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta pitching in for candidates in the party strongholds.The BJP brought in the glamour quotient with Bollywood stars Hema Malini and Shatrughan Sinha and television star Smriti Irani campaigning in different constituencies while the Congress had only Raj Babbar to canvass for the party.The issues on which the different parties campaigned were varied with Congress leaders highlighting the development of the state, various schemes introduced during the last 10 years, initiating peace talks with ULFA and utter chaos and economic mismanagement during AGP rule.The BJP and AGP harped mostly on corruption issues, particularly on the multi-crore funds diversion scam in North Cachar Hills, and alleged failure of the Congress to solve the issues of foreigners’ influx, flood, erosion and neglect of the weaker sections, particularly the tea tribe community.The banned ULFA, which has been calling for a boycott of all polls for the last three decades, has not done so this time with a section led by Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa coming for talks but Paresh Barua anti-talk faction has threatened Congress workers.Political parties, however, did not make insurgency a major issue in the just concluded poll campaigning.Among the prominent candidates in the fray in the first phase are Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi from Titabor, Assembly Speaker Tanka Bahadur Rai from Barchalla, Deputy Speaker Pranati Phukan from Naharkatiya, Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi from Margherita, PWD Minister Ajanta Neog from Golaghat, Culture and Sports Minister Bharat Narah from Dhakuakhana, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Nurjamal Sarkar from Bishwanath, Public Health Department Minister Dinesh Prasad Goala from Lakhipur and Handloom and Law Minister Pranab Gogoi from Sibsagar.BJP state unit President Ranjit Dutta from Bihali, former AGP President Brindabon Goswami from Tezpur, controversial sitting independent MLAs and former ULFA militants Jiten Deuri from Bokakhat and Kushal Dowari from Thowra, and ASDC leader Mohit Hojai, currently in jail in connection with NC Hills funds diversion scam, are also in the fray.In the first phase, the electorate will exercise their franchise in 11,264 polling stations. A total of 2,033 booths have been identified as hyper sensitive, 2,985 sensitive and 817 hamlets as vulnerable.Altogether 346 companies of central paramilitary forces have been deployed for the polls with 65 to 75 per cent of polling stations, including most of the critical ones will be covered by the central paramilitary forces and the rest by police, micro-observers and video-cameras.– With PTI inputslast_img read more

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PVL: PetroGazz seals semis berth after quick win over Motolite

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—PetroGazz quickly wore down Motolite, 25-19, 25-15, 25-15, Saturday night completing the Final Four cast of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.The Angels didn’t give the Power Spikers a chance to get on their feet as Wilma Salas and Janisa Johnson scored at will to ensure their 9th win in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA: Magnolia shuts down Meralco for 5 straight wins Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess But most importantly, PetroGazz will enter the Final Four as top team and will face BanKo Perlas in the best-of-three semifinals.Creamline and PacificTown-Army will battle in the other semis duel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We connect on all level, so it’s easier for us to be playing together,” said Johnson. MOST READ World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup View commentslast_img read more

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10 quotes that best describe Kumar Sangakkara

first_imgGrace, elegance, style and that defines Kumar Sangakkara. There are only few batsmen in world cricket who have these skills and Sangakkara is definitely one among them. Arguably, Sangakkara is miles ahead of some of the best in the sport.Not only he is an intelligent cricketer on the field, but also a humble person off it. His fabulous speech for the Cowdrey Lecture is a fine example.The ongoing Test at Colombo is his final international game. He made his international debut in Galle and now retires as cricket’s one of the most successful players.The legend who has given so much for the game, has taken back only good memories and accolades and here are some of the best quotes that best describe him as a cricketer.Also read: Full farewell speech of Kumar Sangakkara I admire Kumar Sangakkara, both the batsman and the man. That speech that he made at lords for the cowdrey lecture, it was not only an intelligent speech, but also a brave one. It didn’t surprise me becase that’s the way he has played his cricket. He is a deep thinker on the game and he is a man I would love to see involved in the game because cricket brains like his are much needed. I hope that he doesn’t finish of his contributions to cricket – Ian Chappell.Sometimes you come up short against a guy who plays as well as that and you don’t feel quite so bad – Alastair Cook.advertisementWhenever Sri Lanka have won games it’s been on the back of Sangakkara’s runs and Murali’s bowling – Rahul Dravid.He has been a fantastic world-class cricketer. His consistency was pretty amazing. It was the sign of a world-class cricketer – Sachin Tendulkar.Let me put it straight. Kumar Sangakkara is the best batsman Sri Lanka has ever produced – Mahela Jayawardene.His records speak for himself. He is a phenomenal player, one of the most technically correct batsmen I have played with – VVS Laxman.In Test cricket I look up a lot to Kumar Sangakkara. I love his approach towards the game. I get a thrill bowling to him – Saeed Ajmal.I have almost got on my knees and begged him not to retire – Angelo Mathews.Keepers stand up to medium pacers and they have done it to an exceptionally high level but Sangakkara, he has been outstanding – Adam Gilchrist.If  I had to pick a batsman in world cricket to bat for my life, I would pick Kumar Sangakkara – Paul Farbrace (England team’s assistant coach)last_img read more

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J-K CM takes stock of development works in Srinagar

first_imgSrinagar, May 14 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today took stock of ongoing works of restoration and up-gradation of infrastructure in the summer capital.Mehbooba took stock of ongoing works of sports infrastructure, besides obtaining a firsthand appraisal on measures being taken to streamline vehicular traffic, a spokesperson said.The Chief Minister first arrived at the multi-facility sports centre at Raj Bagh, known as ?Gindun?, where she took note of the progress on repairs of structures that were damaged in the floods of 2014, he said.Over the slow pace of work, the Chief Minister said it would be very difficult for the state sports council to deliver the projects on time.”Our youngsters have huge appetite for sports and unless we restore the necessary infrastructure which enables them to compete at higher levels, we won?t be able to nurture their talent,” she said.At Batmaloo, Mehbooba sought cooperation from shopkeepers and vendors to help in de-congesting the city centre, the spokesperson said.She also assured the vendors that Srinagar Development Authority would identify land within the city centre for their relocation so that they are able to earn their livelihood with dignity.”We need to restore public spaces for smooth movement of vehicles, which will ease hardships faced by commuters and pedestrians,” she said.Expressing concern over delay in completion of the second bridge near Qamarwari despite availability of funds, the Chief Minister said the people residing in the area have to face huge traffic jams, thus putting them to several hardships.advertisementShe fixed a deadline of March 31, 2017 for completion of the work.Mehbooba directed for expediting beautification of Jhelum Riverfront at Chattabal Wier, which could become an attractive sightseeing spot for tourist who would prefer a river cruise in the old city, the spokesperson said.The Chief Minister also visited L D Hospital where she interacted with patients and attendants, most of whom “expressed satisfaction” with the delivery of service. PTI SSB DIP RG DIPlast_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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How to Furnish Your Apartment on a Budget

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Post navigation Furnishing an apartment can get pricey, and if you’re decorating on a budget, you’re probably looking for ways to save.However, if you go too cheap, your purchases will fall apart and you’ll waste money in the long run.Here are some tips for how to save intelligently when furniture shopping for your apartment bedroom:Have a PurposeWhat is it you’re buying the furniture for? Are you looking to refurbish used pieces for a unique bedroom set? Are you hoping to get something that will last you a lifetime?Answering these questions will determine the approach you take to shopping. No matter what your intent, you’ll want sturdy pieces that you can potentially sell down the road.You may not ever plan on selling your furniture, but when life requires you to move, you may not have room to take things with you.Find a Good SourceWhere you buy your bedroom furniture will impact what you do with it. Buying it new from a designer store most likely indicates you aren’t planning on altering the piece.However, if you want to take something old and make it new and fabulous, a thrift store is the way to go. Here are some things to look for when thrifting for your bedroom furniture:Wood Types: Solid wood is the sturdiest, as it is one continuous piece. It looks great and is generally more expensive.Solid wood furniture is susceptible to scratches and water rings, so carefully inspect pieces before purchasing.Veneers are pieces that have a cheaper wood covered with a nicer wood. These items are less sturdy but also more affordable.Particle or composite woods are made of wood pieces that are mixed with adhesive and pressed together. These don’t look as nice and won’t last long.Check Function: Open drawers and cabinet doors to be sure they function well. They should not stick or fall out. Check knobs and handles to see if they are screwed tightly.Of course, if you’re customizing the furniture, you may want to replace hardware anyhow.Avoid Nails and Glue: Furniture that is put together with nails and glue isn’t as strong as properly joined pieces.Look at the ends and corners of the dressers and nightstands that you find.Check Springs: If you’re looking to purchase an armchair for your bedroom, make sure the springs are all functional.You shouldn’t be stabbed when you sit down, nor should you sag.Research OnlineA perk of buying bedroom furniture online is that you can look at customer reviews.Did other buyers get good use out of the piece or did it fall apart? Was the color the same in real life as it was online? Were all the parts in the box when it arrived?Avoid a headache by reading about pieces before purchasing.Cutting CornersWhile you want your furniture to be well-built, there are a few places you can skimp.For example, rather than going all out for down cushions, opt for a spring-and-polyfoam core topped off with a layer of down. You can also buy furniture with less durable fabric.No matter what type of fabric your furniture is covered in, it will wear out. You can always reupholster later.“How to Furnish an Apartment on a Budget” was provided by Rent.com. Rent.com is the only free rental site that helps you find an affordable apartment, gives you tips on how to move and then says, “Thank you” with a $100 Rent.com Visa Reward Card. last_img read more

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7 Clear Signs Your Child Has Head Lice

first_imgWhile they might give you the creepy crawlies, head lice shouldn’t be cause for panic. Still, you’ll want to spot them early. Here’s how.You got a warning letter from their schoolMost schools and childcare centers will send a note home to parents as soon as a fellow student has been discovered with head lice. Don’t panic: Experts say lice are virtually harmless. They don’t carry disease or indicate poor housekeeping; they’re simply a parasite transmitted via head-to-head contact. Lice can’t jump, hop, or fly (though they can become projectiles through static electricity), and altering your child’s routine to avoid them is unnecessary. Instead, discourage your kid from sharing hair supplies and hats, and from touching heads with others.They’re constantly scratchingOne of the most obvious head lice symptoms is an itchy scalp. The tickling sensation is the result of an allergic reaction to louse saliva, and is most common around the top of the head, neck, and ears. Itching may not occur for two to six weeks after an infection. Children might also report feeling a moving sensation, which occurs as a result of the tiny insects crawling through their hair.They’ve had trouble sleepingThis head lice symptom goes hand-in-hand with itchiness: Because lice are most active at night, children might experience more itchiness in the evening and have trouble falling asleep. If you notice your child twisting and turning at night, or acting irritable from a lack of sleep, you might want to check his or her scalp. They’ve got dandruff that just won’t let upLice eggs (or nits) can often take on the appearance of dandruff (and vice versa, so make sure you’ve diagnosed your child correctly by taking them to a professional before starting treatment). Nits are oval in shape and about the size of a knot in thread; they’re usually yellow or white in color and latch onto hair shafts about a quarter-inch from the scalp. So how can you tell them apart from dandruff, hair-product residue, dirt, and other harmless lookalikes? They won’t budge. “They can look just like a grain of sand, and they’re not easily removed from the hair,” Paradi Mirmirani, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, told Parents.You see small red bumps on their necklineAnother one of the many head lice symptoms are any signs of irritation around the neck, scalp, ears, and shoulders. Red bumps in these areas can hint at intense scratching, which can occasionally lead to infection. They’ve got swollen lymph nodesIf broken skin from frequent scratching results in infection, you might notice the lymph nodes behind your child’s ears and on his or her neck become tender and swollen. Consult your doctor on this one. Your child might need a round of antibiotics.You see physical evidenceBecause lice are tiny (about the size of a sesame seed) and their eggs even tinier, physical evidence can be hard to spot. Pick up a lice comp (or a very fine-toothed comb) and wet your child’s hair. Slide the comb from scalp to end, checking its teeth after each swipe. A magnifying glass might be necessary. If you do find lice, don’t panic. Once you notice that your child has head lice symptoms contact your doctor, who will give you medication and treatment instructions. Sourcelast_img read more

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10 Things That Show Your Relationship Can Last a Lifetime

first_imgAt the beginning of any relationship, people tend to think that it’s going to last forever. Later, to our regret or happiness, real life puts everything in its place. However, there are universal ways to find out whether your relationship is going to be everlasting or not.Bright Side collected information about 10 factors in your relationship that can predict whether you’ll live happily with your partner all your life. However, you should understand that not having matches with all of them, is not a reason to be upset — everything is very individual. At the end of the article, there’s a bonus that will help you distinguish true love from a simple crush or infatuation.10. You have approximately the same social status.At the beginning of any relationship, these differences usually go unnoticed because we are deeply in love and don’t notice inconsistencies. But think about the fact that your partner was brought up in a different way, he or she has a different attitude about the simplest things and, because of this, doesn’t understand you fully. Of course, if people want to be together they will learn to adjust and learn from each other. Nevertheless, it will be much easier to cooperate if the environments you were brought up in were somewhat the same.9. Your sense of humor is alike.Isn’t it amazing when you understand what your partner’s jokes are all about and when you see that this person likes your jokes too? Sometimes a sense of humor is the very thing that helps to sustain a healthy family life. So if you’re on the same wavelength, there’s a 90% chance you’ll have a successful and happy life together!8. You have the same views on parenting.When a couple has made a decision to have a child, it means that their relationship is stable. However, there are some hidden issues here too — you might be thinking that one child is enough, while your partner might be insisting on having two kids or you might have different expectations for their healthcare. It’s better to discuss these things beforehand (not necessarily on the first date) to have an idea of what you’ll have to deal with in future.7. Your attitude about finances is the same.It’s very difficult for people who are not used to planning their budget to find a common language with those who relate to every purchase with a big sense of responsibility. The topic of finances is very delicate and that’s why it’s better to live your life with a person who shares your interests. Otherwise, that might become the #1 reason for arguments.6. You have the same opinion about household chores.To avoid a situation where your life is chaotic because of unshared household duties, it’s better to live with this person for at least one month before getting married. If you’re a perfectionist who keeps all your belongings organized and your partner doesn’t know how to find the closet in your home, it’s something to think about. Will you be able to stand everlasting arguments because of a messy house?5. You share the same state of mind in the intimate sphere.This one is simple — you won’t be excited if you find out that your intimate needs are not fulfilled regularly. It’s better to wait for a while until the euphoria from being in love cools down and analyze how much your libidos match.4. You have the same priorities in life.It’s very difficult for two people with different priorities to live together. If your wife wants to dedicate herself to managing the home and you were not considering being the only person working in the family, then you’ll have to look for a compromise. If you are not ready for this arrangement, then it could be a good topic to consider before you start the relationship.3. Both of you are ready for a common future.If you are ready for a family life but your partner keeps putting off the moment of kneeling and asking you to marry him, it can be very disappointing. At the beginning of a relationship, it’s better to look closer at your partner and find out whether he has the same priorities as you do. Does he want the same things as you do? If the answer is yes, then you can start the relationship without any doubts.2. You feel interested when you’re together.When you have been in a relationship for a long time, you start feeling as if you know your partner inside out. At this stage, it’s very important to spend time together to keep each other engaged and interested. For instance, you can go to the movies together, have a candle-lit dinner, or an evening walk — any activity that will make both of you feel comfortable.1. You are not trying to change each other.This idea relates to those people who, at the beginning of their relationship, think, “I don’t like his character much, but I’ll be able to change him.” You won’t. You’ll probably be able to inspire him for some change, but if there’s something that you really don’t like and you think that you’ll be able to correct it, don’t start the relationship at all. How would you feel if someone was trying to make you into a different person?Bonus:The main factor determining whether you are in true love or are currently having a crush is the feeling of possession. When in love we have a great desire to be a part of our loved one’s life. We try to spend as much time as possible together, sometimes even ignoring our partner’s desire to stay alone. Additionally, some people tend to get offended when their offer to spend some time together gets declined, even if the reason for this is important. True love never causes this feeling of “ownership.” It implies showing empathy, compassion, and care every time your partner asks for it. There’s no place for jealousy and it’s all about showing respect for your loved one’s wishes.Sourcelast_img read more

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Can MSK Prasad’s selection committee pick team for last two England Tests?

first_imgFollowing Thursday’s Supreme Court order on Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reforms and revised constitution, there is ambiguity surrounding the status of the national selection committee.After suggestions from multiple stakeholders in Indian cricket, the court upheld the need to revise the strength of the existing national selection committee from 3 to 5.One legal view on the same suggests the existing three member selection committee chaired by MSK Prasad will have to be revised.”Until the elections to the BCCI take place, the COA is empowered to consult with the Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising of reputed former international cricketers and to constitute a Committee of Selectors consistent with the criteria,” the order says.The national selectors have to meet this month to pick the Indian Test team for the last two matches against England.With leading speedsters Bhuveneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah undergoing injury rehab, the selectors have currently only picked the team for the first three Tests.Even the junior selection committee will have to meet soon to pick an Indian U-19 team for a preparatory tournament for the Asia Cup.BCCI COA member Diana Edulji told India Today that any further decision on the matter will be based on legal advice.”We have not to rush into things. The legal will be looking into the order. And we have to get the new constitution under TN society. It will take some time. As and when we get legal advice, we will decide. If we have to take urgent steps, we will do so,” she said.advertisementThe court order explicitly has a mention of provision for COA to seek clarity for compliance. “The Committee of Administrators is at liberty to submit a further report for such future directions as may be warranted and to secure compliance,” says the order.last_img read more

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How Inbound Marketing Works, From Start to Finish [INFOGRAPHIC]

first_img Originally published Feb 20, 2012 9:00:00 AM, updated August 27 2017 Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Inbound marketing is no cakewalk. Marketers who are embracing inbound have a variety of different channels and tactics to master, including content creation, SEO, social media, lead generation, lead management, and analytics. It’s no wonder that marketers new to inbound end up feeling overwhelmed and wondering what to tackle first.Learn how to run more impactful, measurable marketing campaigns.Luckily, our friends over at inbound marketing agency IMPACT Branding & Design recently pulled together an infographic that helps inbound marketers understand the entire inbound process from start to finish — from getting found online, to converting visitors into leads and customers, and then measuring the entire funnel. Well done, IMPACT, you captured the inbound process beautifully! 2K+Save 2K+Save Inbound Marketing How well is your business following the inbound marketing process?last_img read more

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The Resources You Need to Be a Social Media Marketing Star [In Under 100 Words]

first_img Topics: Social Media Strategy Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack  Source: http://www.thewholebraingroup.com/center_img Many businesses find social media overwhelming – there are so many networks available, and they’re always adding new features for you to learn and integrate into your plan. If you don’t have a full-time team of social media experts at your disposal, your success depends on creating a simple and sensible strategy that fits your resources and goals.Here are a few steps you can take to focus your energy:1. Define your target audience.If you haven’t already identified and documented your buyer personas, start by defining the key demographics of the audience you’re trying to reach – age, gender, occupation, income, hobbies and interests, etc. Think about the challenges they’re faced with, and what problems they’re trying to solve on daily basis. Try to focus on the 3-4 types of people that represent the majority of your buyers – don’t get hung up on all the exceptions, or you’ll never get started!2. Start blogging.Fresh content is the linchpin of a successful social strategy, so you’ll need to commit to creating fresh, quality content on a consistent basis. Brainstorm a list of the most common questions you hear from your prospects, and commit to writing at least one new blog post a week focused on addressing these questions. 3. Create educational content.Consider creating downloadable content like ebooks, checklists, videos, and infographics that address your buyer’s pains. If the content is truly helpful and educational, people will be more likely to share it on social media and extend your reach.4. Focus on a few key social channelsMost small businesses don’t have the bandwidth to establish and sustain a great social media presence on more than a handful of channels. It can also be overwhelming to learn the rules of engagement on a bunch of different networks at one time.Here’s a video by HubSpot Academy explaining all the possible social channels to which you might post content on behalf your business.So, start small. Research key networks to learn where your target audience is most likely to spend time, and focus your effort on building, nurturing, and sustaining a community there before moving on to another channel.5. Develop a recipe card to guide you.Social media isn’t an exact science, so you need to establish a consistent posting and engagement schedule to start seeing results. Start by developing a reasonable recipe card you feel comfortable sticking to. Set goals for how frequently you’ll post content and engage your followers, and hold yourself accountable to following your recipe. (Get a free social media content calendar here to organize your efforts.)6. Measure your results.There are a million things you can track related to social media, so start by looking at how much traffic is being driven to your website or blog from social media. Watch your posts to see what people are responding to, and look for trends related to particular topics or keywords that generate more interest than others. Once you have a sense of what’s possible, set goals for key metrics and start keeping a scorecard to measure your progress. Be sure to chose metrics that are easy to gather – if it’s too time-consuming to track, you’ll fall off the wagon!Net new fans and followers# of interactionsVisits to your site from social7. Adjust your tactics.Unless you’re a celebrity, social media doesn’t start working overnight. It takes time to build a following, establish yourself as an influencer, and start seeing results.  You’ll need to experiment a bit to find the right combination of channels, content, and messaging that works for your audience. Over time, you’ll be able to adjust your recipe card, content, and personas based on the information you’re gathering – which will help you fine tune your strategy and generate more consistent results!Still overwhelmed? Try using the Whole Brain Group’s handy Sensible Social Media Checklist for Businesses – newly updated for 2016 – to get yourself organized. Originally published Feb 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM, updated August 09 2017last_img read more

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Important Lead Generation Lessons Learned from Over 1/4 Million SlideShare Views

first_img Originally published Jun 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM, updated June 20 2017 Examples of SlideShare CTAs that Actually Convert from Chad PollittAbove are examples of what CTA slides can look like. All but the last CTA are just JPGs so the buttons don’t work. You’ll want to make sure your buttons do. If you want more examples feel free to check out my SlideShare account. I’ve retired some of the really old stuff, but there are plenty of goodies still in there.SlideShare referral traffic has more inherent trust in you.How would I know this? Easy, look at the conversion rates below. These are Relevance.com conversion rates since November of 2012 for social media channels. Meaning – if someone clicked on any link to our website on social media this was the percentage of people that converted on a landing page.Here’s the thing — If someone is going to trudge through 30, 50, 100 slides and get to the end, they clearly liked the content and found it helpful. Otherwise, they would jump ship before the end, never see the CTA, and never become referral traffic.I’ve experimented with placing CTA slides in the middle of decks and they don’t perform nearly as well as the ones at the end. Besides, you want to give the content consumer a chance to get through the deck before they click away. They might not trust you enough to click through to your landing page yet, let alone fill out your form.Slide embeds on bylines and guest posts on popular sites get a ton of views.Below is a chart of all of the traffic sources to my presentations. Sometimes these presentations are from speaking appearances, but sometimes I’ll create one just for a post. There’s a reason why almost 75% of the traffic comes from embeds and referral sources. Anytime I get the chance to write for HuffPo, Guardian, Moz, Social Media Today, etc. I try to include an embed of a presentation.This serves three purposes — more visibility, a baked-in CTA (many of the sites I write for don’t like overtly written CTAs, but have no issues with one in a deck), and the slide view count is a way to monitor how many people are reading the article.With the embedded deck I can go back to SlideShare and get a rough estimate as to how many people read the article I wrote on Moz without having to ask them how many views it got. While Moz does indeed show 30 days of analytics via a link below the comments section, SlideShare gives a lifetime view count.SlideShare will feature your deck on its homepage if it’s good.Here’s where I have to rely on my gut since I don’t know exactly how SlideShare determines which decks are considered to be featured on the homepage or in a category. Since I’ve had four decks featured on the homepage and four more featured in the marketing category I have a hunch.If you can get your deck embedded on a highly traveled website within 24 or 48 hours of uploading someone at SlideShare takes notice of its popularity. I believe it’s at this point they determine whether or not to feature it in a category or the homepage. This has held true with all of my decks that have been featured.If SlideShare isn’t a channel you use to drive leads, I highly recommend you make it one. The numbers don’t lie — it’s arguably the most efficient social media lead generation tool on the Internet. Making a presentation can be a lot of work, but if you repurpose it well and get it out there it can sure be worth the effort.Now let’s see what I can learn in the next quarter million views …Editor’s Note: a version of this post first appeared on Inbound.org, HubSpot’s community for inbound marketers.  Lead Generation According to DMR Stats, SlideShare users add more than 400,000 new presentations per month. The site receives 159 million page views per month, and has more than 70 million users.And it’s one of the most underutilized lead generation tools we marketers have in our quiver.Sure, it has a paid lead capture form, but even without it, organic calls-to-action (CTA) work beautifully. Plus, with the embed feature, you presentations are highly portable and easily placed in blog posts, bylines, and on social media.Out of the 30-plus decks I’ve posted, four of them have been featured on the SlideShare homepage. That helps drive a considerable amount of visibility and referral traffic. While I can’t tell you exactly how to get featured there, I do have a few ideas.The icing on the cake, perhaps, is that incoming traffic from a CTA slide can convert at incredible rates — much higher than any other social media platform. Here are some analytics from a new deck after just a few days live:Here are the lessons learned in more detail:Always end with a top to mid-funnel CTA slide.As content marketers it is our duty to provide our content consumers with what to do next. If someone is going to take the time to read, watch or listen to our content we owe them the next step. As a result, it is absolutely prudent to include a top to mid-funnel CTA at the end of the presentation.There’s a reason to put it at the end, too, but more on that shortly.Also know that the lower the CTA is in the funnel, the less conversions you’re going to get. Having a CTA to sign up for a free demo will get far less action than offering up an ebook. Social Media Topics: Don’t forget to share this post!last_img read more

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How We Octupled Image Search Traffic to the HubSpot Blog in 1 Year

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! Topics: 3. The Search Insights ReportHubSpot’s “Search Insights Report” is a quarterly manifestation of our SEO strategy, delivered directly to the blog team every three months. These reports consist of more than 200 blog post topics, all rooted in searches for which we want to appear on a SERP, that our writers take up and publish over the course of 90 days.And although we have obviously made deliberate moves to capture more image traffic over the last year, the radiative effect these reports have on our website traffic can’t be overstated.For one, as we create these search insights reports every quarter, we’re tapping into topics that are increasingly being found in image form. There’s even data to support this — here’s a five-year trend line showing an increase in Google Image search for all queries related to “marketing”:Source: Google TrendsHere’s one for all searches related to “sales”:And, finally, for “customer service”:Conveniently, these three topics reflect the target markets of three of our blog properties: the Marketing Blog, the Sales Blog, and the Service Blog. But image traffic has gone up across the board, which means more traffic from image searches has become a byproduct of our new SEO strategy — one that has continued to grow as we capture more space on SERPs we didn’t have before.Plus, having a document that distills all of our potential content topics, and aligning the content team with this document, has earned us ranking on some of the most competitive search engine real estate we’ve ever seen. It stands to reason we’d see a little (alright, a lot) more image traffic as a result.It’s easy for marketers to attribute website traffic increases to good SEO, but these results ultimately aren’t possible without the time, creativity, and good judgment put into the content itself. Blog Optimizationcenter_img Cliché: A picture is worth a thousand words.Fact: HubSpot’s pictures are worth 120 thousand clicks.Last year, my colleague Karla Cook gave our readers a 3,000-word peek behind the curtain into a new SEO strategy we implemented at the beginning of 2018. That strategy, which was designed to fix a traffic plateau across the blog, increased our organic traffic by 25% year over year — to eight million organic pageviews per month. This is about three million new organic views we didn’t have at the beginning of 2018.Where that traffic is coming from is equally exciting.Access Now: 22 SEO Myths to Leave Behind This YearAs I said, our new SEO strategy launched our organic blog traffic to heights it had never been to before. But that strategy had another, somewhat unintended consequence for us.While we increased our total organic traffic by 25% from last year, we increased our image search traffic by … wait for it … 779%. This refers to traffic that comes from people who conduct a search in Google, or a similar search engine, and click on an image result that leads to the HubSpot Blog.”Pics or it didn’t happen, Braden.” As you wish:Source: Google Search ConsoleTake a look at the royal blue tile in the chart above. Between April 2018 and April 2019, HubSpot literally increased its organic traffic from 14,100 organic views per month to 124,000 organic views per month — a nearly 8X lift.Our image traffic accounts for just under 2% of our blog’s total monthly organic traffic, which, in the scheme of things, is not all that significant. But even though the vast majority of our organic traffic still comes from web search (the written blogs themselves), our image traffic’s rate of increase (779%) is vastly disproportionate to that of our total blog traffic (25%).And let’s be honest, 2% of 8 million is nothing to sneeze at.But what made the difference, if not just our new blog-aligned SEO strategy?Image SEO Best Practices That We LearnedAs it turns out, we had a few other tricks up our sleeve along the way that gave our images some extra juice on the search engine results pages (SERPs), all of which are just good best practices in commercial content creation.1. Optimized Alt TextIn the HubSpot COS, we’ve almost always filled in image alt text fields with text that (tries to) describe the image it’s associated with. Last year, though, we started taking alt text way more seriously.Rather than automatically fill image alt text with the image file name — something the HubSpot COS conveniently does for you so this field isn’t left blank — we now optimize each image we embed with the keyword the blog post is targeting. Then, we add language that puts this keyword into context that reflects the image it’s describing.For example, if we’re embedding the image below into a blog post about “college courses about SEO,” our alt text might look something like this:”Marketing professor showing college student SEO on her computer screen”Now, let’s modestly estimate that one in three HubSpot blog posts (33%) have at least one image embedded on them, not including the article’s featured image. HubSpot publishes (or republishes) approximately 260 blog posts every three months. If we were to extrapolate this alt text process for 33% of these blog posts, that’s at least 87 images that can potentially capture new organic traffic for us every quarter.And if the average blog post targets a keyword that receives 3,500 searches per month — a rough estimate based on the HubSpot Marketing Blog’s editorial calendar — that’s a landscape of 304,500 searches per month to which we’re adding more HubSpot content (87 images x 3,500 searches per month). In other words, we’re putting ourselves inside hundreds of thousands of Google Image galleries we weren’t ranking in before.Read more about our team’s approach to alt text in this blog post.2. Branded Images & TemplatesAt HubSpot, we create a ton of valuable resources for our readers to download, ultimately making them a qualifiable lead for the business. However, there are still a ton more resources our readers want for which we necessarily don’t have a lead generation strategy but still garner valuable organic traffic. And these resources appear in image form on many SERPs that are important to us.These resources include inspiring business quotes, resume templates, sample emails, and even image thumbnails that appear in Google’s featured snippets.To identify these images, the SEO team analyzed where HubSpot was getting most of its image traffic already, and categorized these sources into image types. Then, we worked with HubSpot UX designer Amanda Chong and the rest of our creative team to develop original HubSpot image templates for each image type.These new image templates allowed the blog team to effectively “brand” various images they might not otherwise embed into a blog post and add alt text for each image using the style described above to expose it on the right SERPs. Here are a couple examples of these branded images now live on HubSpot content: Originally published Sep 12, 2019 7:30:00 AM, updated September 12 2019last_img read more

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Jacqueline Fernandez beats Kim Kardashian in sports bra and biker shorts for gym look

first_imgJacqueline Fernandez recently took off to Sri Lanka to ring in her 34th birthday with her friends and family in the island country. The diva even shared stunning images from the holiday with her fans on her Instagram account, giving us major vacation goals.Now the diva has taken off to Australia for work and she recently shared pictures of her getting ready for workout on the gram.For her workout routine, Jacqueline opted for an all-black look and we are totally in love with her effortless style. Keeping it simple, Jacqueline wore a black sports bra, sheer mesh top and paired it with black printed biker shorts. She is giving us the perfect Kim Kardashian vibes in her athleisure ensemble. After all, the resurgence of the biker short trend happened because Kim Kardashian, the reality TV star, started sporting the body-con bottoms outside of the gym.To give a chic twist to her ensemble, she tied her mesh top in a knot on the front side. We totally love these small details. For her glam, Jacqueline opted for a casual vibe and went with open tresses, dewy make-up and nude lips.On the work front, Jacqueline may be seen in the remake of the 1982 classic Arth. According to reports, the actress has been cast for the role Smita Patil played in the original film directed by Mahesh Bhatt.ALSO SEE | Jacqueline Fernandez spends birthday eve on Sri Lankan beach with close friends. Watch videoadvertisementALSO WATCH | Jacqueline Fernandez gets candid about Indian clothing and her love for diamond jewellerylast_img read more

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Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes bails England out of trouble with 7th Test hundred

first_imgBen Stokes brought up his seventh Test century before England declared on 258-5, setting Australia an improbable victory target of 267 in the second Ashes Test with 48 overs to play on Day 5.Stokes scored 115 not out, hitting three sixes and 11 fours, as the hosts added 162 runs to their overnight score to give themselves a chance of securing an unlikely victory in the rain-affected match which would level the series at 1-1.After resuming on 96-4 following another rain delay, Stokes and Buttler dug in to take England to 157-4 at lunch.Buttler fell for 31 to Pat Cummins after the interval, but Stokes went on the attack and brought up his seventh Test century, adding 97 with Jonny Bairstow who finished on 30 not out.The hosts have 48 overs to bowl out Australia, who are bidding to win the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001.The Aussies meanwhile, will be without the services of Steve Smith in their 267 chase after the former captain was ruled out of the rest of the match due to “delayed concussion”.Smith was ruled out of the remainder of the second Test due to a “delayed concussion” after the blow that he suffered on the back of his neck while batting on Day 4 of the ongoing match against England at Lord’s.Marnus Labuschagne has been confirmed as Smith’s concussion replacement. This is the first time a concussion replacement will be used by a team in Test cricket after this new rule was approved in July this year by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Smith also became the first player ever to be ruled out of a Test match due to a delayed concussion.advertisementOn Saturday, a nasty bouncer from Jofra Archer, bowled at close to 90mph, hit Smith on the back of his neck just below the helmet, causing him to fall flat on the pitch. He was taken off the field after the Australian team doctor Richard Shaw examined his condition on the field.Also Read | England vs Australia Ashes 2019 Live Score 2nd Test Day 5Also Read | Steve Smith first player ever to be ruled out of a Test due to delayed concussionAlso Read | People who booed Steve Smith at Lord’s not cricket fans: Mitchell Johnsonlast_img read more

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Former New Zealand rugby league trainer Nick Webb tops Team India trainer’s shortlist

first_imgNick Webb, who has worked with New Zealand women’s cricket team and Auckland-based rugby league outfit Warriors, has topped the three-man shortlist for the Indian cricket team’s strength and conditioning coach’s job.The second and third names in the shortlist are Luke Woodhouse and India’s S Rajnikanth, the last one being the supposed choice of some of the top Indian players.However, sources in the know of things told PTI that unless there is a “miracle”, Rajnikanth will not get the job as he came third in the practical assessment at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.”Since the formalities of the appointment will be completed by CEO, we can’t say Webb has got the job. But obviously he is the top choice and once the terms of appointment is finalised, he will be on board,” a senior BCCI official, privy to developments, told PTI.The 32-year-old has also worked with New Zealand’s first-class side Central Districts, also known as Stags.His last assignment was with the New Zealand women’s national team ‘White Ferns’.It is learnt that the selectors and former Bengal and East Bengal football team trainer Ranadeep Moitra assessed the candidates during practical examination.”One of the things that weighed in favour of Nick was the fact that he has been associated with a National Rugby League (NRL) team Warriors in New Zealand. He was found to be most suitable to take the benchmark that Shankar Basu had set to a different level,” said the official.The tests at the NCA were conducted with U-19 campers being divided into batches of six players each under every aspirant.advertisement”Webb’s communication and trouble shooting skills was considered as the best among the top three. As far as practical knowledge went, all three were on par,” the official informed.That Webb is only 32-year-old was also factored in as he will be able to match the players during training sessions.Also Read | I owe the hat-trick to captain: Jasprit Bumrah tells Virat Kohli after Jamaica heroicsAlso See:last_img read more

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Jamaica Test: Would have liked to get the hat-trick against India, says Kemar Roach

first_imgWest Indies pacer Kemar Roach said that it was a good feeling to take the wickets of India batsman KL Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli on successive deliveries in the second innings of the ongoing Test match at Sabina Park in Jamaica.”It was a good feeling. Obviously, the Indian batting line-up is very strong, so to be on a hat-trick against those guys is obviously a good feeling. I’d have liked to get it, but a little more luck the next time it hits on the stumps and it will go my way, but I am pretty happy for what happened,” Roach said in the post-match conference here.In the second innings, Roach scalped three Indian wickets while he was able to get hold of one wicket in the first innings.After having a lead of 299 runs, India got off to a bad start in the second innings as Mayank Agarwal (4) was caught plum in front and as a result, he was adjudged leg-before wicket. India did not lose any more wicket and they went to the lunch break with the score of 16/1.After the break, Windies bowlers were able to keep the run-rate in check as they did not give loose balls for India to dispatch for boundaries. The team from the Caribbean was able to scalp two prized wickets in succession as both KL Rahul (6) and Virat Kohli (0) departed cheaply.Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara (27) put up a brief 21-run stand, but skipper Jason Holder had the latter caught at third slip, reducing India to 57/4.advertisementRahane and Hanuma Vihari ensured India did not lose more wickets and the team went to the tea break with a score of 73/4, leading Windies by 372 runs.After the interval, both batsmen scored at a brisk pace and further consolidated the lead for the Indian team. The duo brought up their individual fifties and took the lead past the 460-run mark.With the score at 168/4 in the second innings, skipper Kohli decided to declare India’s innings, setting Windies a target of 468 for the win. Rahane and Vihari were involved in an unbeaten stand of 111 runs. The two remained unbeaten on 64 and 53, respectively.”It’s flattened out a bit more. It’s not as bouncy as it was the first couple of days. There is still enough there for the bowlers. Still, have to apply yourself as a batsman and have to grind and get that score, but I think once you get in it gets way easier – so it’s all about the guys being positive and grinding and obviously getting the score,” Roach said.In pursuit of 468, Windies got off to a poor start as the side lost its opener Kraigg Brathwaite (3) in the third over of the innings. Ishant Sharma had Brathwaite caught at the hands of wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant.John Campbell (16) was also not able to stay at the crease for a long time as he was sent back to the pavilion by Mohammad Shami as he had him caught at third slip, reducing Windies to 37/2.Shamarh Brooks and Darren Bravo saw off the day without any more hiccups and Windies ended the day at 45/2, still, 443 runs away from the target.Also Read | India vs West Indies: Hanuma Vihari joins Sachin Tendulkar in elite list after 2nd innings fifty in JamaicaAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s backing gives me lot of self belief: Jasprit BumrahAlso See:last_img read more

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‘Pogba would be better at City or Spurs’

first_imgPaul Pogba ‘Pogba would be better at City or Spurs than Man Utd’ – Ince Chris Burton 01:49 3/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Paul Pogba Manchester United Getty Paul Pogba Manchester United Premier League A former Red Devils star believes the £89 million midfielder is struggling to produce his best in England as he does not suit Jose Mourinho’s system Paul Pogba is not suited to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United and would be “a better player” at Manchester City or Tottenham, says Paul Ince.Questions continue to be asked of an £89 million addition at Old Trafford and his contribution to the collective cause.There have been flashes of brilliance from the France international since returning to England in the summer of 2016, but they have been countered by all too frequent displays of inconsistency. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Pogba is now seeing his future called into question, following a recent benching, and Ince concedes that the 24-year-old is the wrong fit for a side which places more emphasis on defensive strength than free-flowing Premier League rivals.The former United midfielder told Paddy Power: “Pogba has been made a scapegoat for the way the team are performing, when he’s the one being played out of position. But he isn’t the only problem.“If you put the Frenchman into Manchester City’s team, or even Tottenham’s team, you’ll see a better player.“I don’t believe that the way Jose Mourinho has United playing is suited to him.“Alexis Sanchez looks as though he’s trying to do everything at once, there’s no connection between the players.“When you look at Spurs, there are players who work together so well, like [Harry] Kane, [Christian] Eriksen, [Mousa] Dembele and Son [Heung-min].“They link up together – but it all feels disjointed in the Manchester United attack. They don’t know how to play with each other.”Paul Pogba better at City or Spurs Paul InceInce added on the Pogba poser: “Let’s get one thing straight. Pogba is not a defensive midfield player. But at the minute, he doesn’t fit in the team and the balance isn’t right.“I’d go as far as to say that [Romelu] Lukaku, Sanchez and Pogba all on the same pitch just isn’t working out at the minute.”Gary Neville recently told Goal that Pogba cannot be considered to fill a “world-class” talent bracket at Old Trafford, and Ince has echoed those comments.He said: “David De Gea is the only world class player at Manchester United – Paul Pogba isn’t there yet. Him and Anthony Martial have the potential to be, but there’s still some way to go.“Fans of the club have an expectation of how they expect the team to play – and they just aren’t doing it at the minute.“If United carry on playing the way they are, and forcing Pogba to play as a defensive player, you’re going to get supporters turning against you.”last_img read more

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