Morant, Garland, White top list of point guards in NBA draft

first_imgCHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MAY 16: Ja Morant speaks with the media during Day One of the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 16, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFPJa Morant, Darius Garland and Coby White make up a clear top tier of point guards in next week’s NBA draft, though one has barely played in the past year.Morant was an NCAA Tournament star for Murray State, while White blossomed into a one-and-done talent driving North Carolina’s fast-paced attack. But there’s more uncertainty with Garland after he appeared in just five games at Vanderbilt due to injury.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ CONCERNS: The biggest question is how well he regroups from surgery to repair the meniscus injury in his left knee suffered against Kent State on Nov. 23. Even with a full physical recovery, Garland has lost a year’s worth of development and growth at the college level. That could set up for a slower NBA transition, both in knocking off rust and gaining full-speed trust in his repaired knee.COBY WHITE, North CarolinaThe 6-5 guard has the ability to score from anywhere — and in bunches.STRENGTHS: White was an instate recruit who set a North Carolina prep career scoring record, then steadily developed as the Tar Heels’ floor leader to make himself a top-tier NBA prospect. He averaged 16.1 points with the ability to push in transition, score in traffic or separate for a shot against tight defense. He set a UNC freshman record for made 3s while also becoming the first freshman in program history to crack 30 points three times in a season — proof that he can get rolling in a hurry and illustrating why coach Roy Williams called him “the best scoring point guard that I’ve ever coached.”CONCERNS: White can hit from anywhere but could be a bit more efficient, shooting just 42% from the floor and 35% from behind the arc. He will need to make more strides defensively and build on improvements made over the course of his freshman season.OTHERS TO WATCH:— JORDAN BONE: The 6-3 junior from Tennessee is a second-round prospect who nearly doubled his scoring average last year (13.5 points, up from 7.3) and had a program-record 2.91 assist-to-turnover ratio.— CARSEN EDWARDS: Size is a concern (6-0) but Edwards sure can score. The likely second-rounder averaged 24.3 points at Purdue and was dominant in the NCAA Tournament by going for 42 points in a rout of reigning national champion Villanova and then 42 more in an overtime loss to eventual champion Virginia in a regional final.— AMIR HINTON: The 6-5 junior could be an intriguing second-round flier after averaging a Division II-best 29.4 points at Shaw.— TY JEROME: The 6-5 junior is a tough-nosed competitor for a Virginia team that claimed its first NCAA title. He could go late in the first round with his ability to play on or off the ball, defend and hit from outside. — SHAMORIE PONDS: The 6-1 junior from St. John’s could go in the second round with his scoring ability (19.5-point career average).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Gambles by Masai Ujiri pay off with NBA crown for Raptors Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines PLAY LIST 02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire 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 Morant could go No. 2 overall to Memphis, while Garland and White are top-10 prospects. Beyond them, there could be a long wait to hear another point guard called Thursday night.Here’s a look at the top prospects:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsJA MORANT, Murray StateThe 6-foot-3 sophomore offers athleticism, offensive punch and playmaking ability capable of providing an immediate jolt to any team. View comments STRENGTHS: Morant made a rapid rise to dominance with scoring (seventh nationally at 24.5 points) and in setting up teammates (national-best 10.0 assists) as a fearless competitor. His skills were on full display in matchups against power-conference teams Alabama (38 points) and eventual Final Four team Auburn (25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists before posting the NCAA Tournament’s first triple-double since 2012 (17 points, 11 rebounds, 16 assists) in a rout of Marquette. It’s also worth noting that Morant improved his shooting percentages across the board, notably by going from 29.2% on 3-pointers as a freshman to 36.3% last year.CONCERNS: Even with the strong power-conference performances, he spent most of the year dominating mid-major opponents. Morant has shown potential to be a solid defender, though that sometimes took a backseat amid his heavy offensive load and he’ll need to improve. Additionally, he must take better care of the ball (10 games with at least seven turnovers, including two with 10).DARIUS GARLAND, VanderbiltThe 6-2 freshman displayed his potential before going down with a knee injury 2 minutes into his fifth college game.STRENGTHS: He arrived on the college scene as a McDonald’s All-American with an offensive game blessed with deep shooting range. He averaged 19.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists while shooting nearly 53% from the field and 48% from behind the arc (11 of 23) in those four full games. That included 33 points on 12-for-18 shooting with five 3-pointers against Liberty.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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EPL: Manchester City seek early psychological lift against Chelsea

first_imgThe destination of the Premier League trophy will not be decided when current champions Chelsea meet their immediate predecessors Manchester City on Sunday, but the winners will get a welcome psychological boost for the long campaign ahead.Also read: Courtois to miss Man City game after losing red card appeal The meeting between two of the main title contenders has come early in the season but three points are three points whether they are won in August or May.If Manchester City take them they will already be five clear of Chelsea whereas last season they never got their noses in front of Jose Mourinho’s side.City began their campaign with an easy 3-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Monday with Yaya Toure looking back to his imperious best, scoring the best goal of the season so far with City’s second from the edge of the box.Also read: Arsenal erred, Chelsea held in first weekend of new EPL season Toure’s excellent display and an equally emphatic statement of intent from City’s captain Vincent Kompany were both in contrast to many of their performances last season.”I know what I have to do and I don’t care what people say about me. I’m not back — I’ve always been there,” a defiant Toure said at the Hawthorns.His manager Manuel Pellegrini, who has just signed a new deal with the club, did say Toure had had problems last season following the death of his brother Ibrahim, when Toure struggled in matches against the top sides.advertisementSo he will be under scrutiny when Chelsea visit on Sunday.INDIFFERENT STARTChelsea made an indifferent start with a 2-2 draw against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge but much of the focus since has been on the curious aftermath of the match with Mourinho banning the club’s first team doctor Eva Carneiro from the bench.Mourinho was unhappy that Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn went on the pitch to treat Eden Hazard near the end.Chelsea were down to 10 men following the dismissal of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and because the medics had come on to the pitch, Hazard had to go off before he could resume playing, leaving Chelsea with nine men on the field.That incensed Mourinho and his banning order has made headlines since but what should concern him more was the way his team played.Courtois will miss Sunday’s game with newly-arrived deputy Asmir Begovic taking his place.last_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo Admits That He is Not ‘100 Per Cent’ Fit

first_imgLisbon: Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Sunday that he is not at “100 percent” after reacting angrily to twice being substituted by Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri earlier this month.The 34-year-old scored his 99th international goal on Sunday as reigning champions Portugal qualified for Euro 2020 with a hard-fought 2-0 win in Luxembourg. “I wasn’t 100 percent and I’m still not,” he said. “In the last three weeks, I have played at a slightly reduced capacity.”But when it comes to sacrificing myself for my club and my national team, I do it with pride.”Sarri said Ronaldo had a “little knee problem” after replacing him during Juventus’ 1-0 win over AC Milan last weekend, despite media reports that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had left the stadium before the end of the match.”I don’t like to be replaced, no one does,” added Ronaldo. “I tried to help Juve even when injured.”Juventus are back in action with a visit to fifth-placed Atalanta in Serie A on Saturday. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. cristiano ronaldoEuro 2020 QualifiersfootballItaly First Published: November 18, 2019, 4:19 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Law needed to ban firearms at weddings: BJP member

first_imgNew Delhi, May 11 (PTI) Voicing concern over rising incidents of deaths in celebratory firing during marriage ceremonies, BJP member Prabhat Jha today demanded a law to ban carrying of firearms on such occasions.During the Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, he noted that several incidents have been reported wherein people were killed in celebratory firing during marriage ceremonies.Recently a bridegroom was killed in such a firing, he said, adding such incidents were taking place in several parts of the country.On one single day in April, 40 cases of celebratory firing were reported from different parts of the country. In one incident five persons lost their lives, he said.Jha also said that those firing shots are drunk and “their intention is not to kill anyone”.With an aim to put a check on such incidents, Jha demanded that there should be a law to ban carrying of guns and revolvers at marriage functions.Jhas proposal was supported by members, including from the main Opposition party.SP member Ram Gopal Yadav, however, added that at times people are killed intentionally also. PTI NKD DVlast_img read more

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Shattered dreams

first_imgJerwin Ancajas’ dreams of landing big TV fights will have to wait a little longer.That is after his scheduled eighth title defense against Jonathan Javier Rodriguez was canceled after the Mexican challenger failed to get his US visa on time.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Until the visa snafu ensued just two days before he was set to face Rodriguez on Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.Gibbons said Rodriguez’s failure to obtain his visa prevented the Mexican from getting a medical license in the State of California.“The issue was being dealt with by immigration lawyers,” Gibbons told the Inquirer. “Things happen.”The IBF junior bantamweight champion Ancajas is already in the United States for the past week, as he has left nothing to chance in hopes of closing out the year with an explosive victory and be noticed by the US market as a legitimate crowd-drawer.ADVERTISEMENT Ancajas’ camp scrambled on Friday to move the fight to Mexico, but Sean Gibbons, chief of copromoter MP Promotions, said everything’s still up in the air at the moment.“Nothing yet,” said Gibbons, when asked regarding plans to reschedule the fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe fight was supposed to be carried by ESPN, which would have been the perfect vehicle for Ancajas to penetrate the picky US market and command big fights in the division in the future.Ancajas, the stylish, 27-year-old southpaw, is hoping to clear the junior bantamweight division and set up a big-stage encounter with superstar Juan Francisco Estrada. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Under-22 Azkals bow to Busmen View commentscenter_img What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rice industry paralysis Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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8 Promotional Videos You Might Actually Enjoy Watching

first_imgThere’s an interesting double standard that has emerged with video advertisements.We loathe the commercial breaks that interrupt our regularly scheduled programs, and we despise the pre-roll ads that play unsolicited before our selected internet videos. However, Scott Reese, CEO of blurblQ, explains that when consumers have choice in viewing ads, the video completion rate is well over 80 percent. These successful advertisements don’t interrupt passive consumers with boring brand messages — they attract active viewers due to the quality of their content. People not only seek out these video ads, but they share and discuss them with their networks.There are a few examples of these successful video ads I’m about to share with you — but first, let’s lay out why so many video ads fail:They don’t focus on quality content and engagement …One of the primary reasons video ads fail, regardless of whether they’re TV ads, pre-roll ads, or digital video promotions, is that they focus on their brand message rather than quality content and engagement.Quality content offers consumers something more than simply a promotional message. Quality content appeals directly to interests of the target audience, often offering some form of education or entertainment value. The goal of advertising should be to create something unique and useful — something worth talking about and sharing with others. If you create remarkable content, consumers will flock to it and share it with their online networks, allowing you to attract and engage millions of active viewers.They interrupt rather than attract …Advertisements that may be fantastic in terms of content can still fail if they don’t allow consumers to select when and how they view those videos.Social networking sites act as filtering agents — filling our feeds with content that members of our network have endorsed, and offering suggested content based on our interests and preferences. Consumers have come to expect and value this control and personalization. As a result, they have also come to despise ads, like TV and pre-roll ads, that do not ask for their consent or that are not specifically relevant to them. Even more significant is that these user-initiated ads seem to have the strongest positive impact on consumers. According to a study by Nielsen and Sharethrough, user-initiated ads showed higher brand lift than pre-roll ads for all of the campaigns tested in the study. The research also showed that the user-initiated ads generated 82 percent brand lift among those who viewed the ads while pre-roll units generated just 2.1 percent brand lift for those exposed to the ads. Examples of Outstanding Online Video Ads, Promotions & PlugsThe companies that have learned these two lessons have managed to attract millions of viewers online. Below are some of my favorite examples of those types of ads and promos. I’ve watched each of these videos 5 times while writing this blog and I’m still fighting the urge to re-watch them and to search for additional videos that these advertisers have created. That’s the power of remarkable content.Pepsi MaxPepsi Max decided to use athletes for their talents rather than simply as highly paid props. As a result, Pepsi Max has managed to create video campaigns that attract millions of viewers with each new installment. I can admit that I eagerly await the release of new ‘episodes’ for each of these campaigns.The Test Drive Campaign Let Me Take You to the Mountain Video Marketing AirbnbThis company decided to take the engagement idea to a whole new level. They decided to use Twitter to direct a short story and Vine to shoot the video. They crafted a storyline that highlights their brand’s mission and then broke the script down on Twitter inviting consumers to create the Vines that would eventually be compiled to make the final film. Here is a YouTube video of what Airbnb and people around the world created together. DoveDove has created a brand based on the idea that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Their YouTube ads showcase this idea rather than their specific products. It’s both captivating and powerful. Originally published Mar 18, 2014 4:00:00 PM, updated February 01 2017 GoProGoPro uses YouTube videos filmed entirely with GoPro cameras to fuel word of mouth about their products, and to encourage others to go out and film themselves. Their videos feature real people using GoPro cameras to record remarkable, first-person footage of extreme sporting endeavors.GoPro: Red Bull Stratoscenter_img Healthcare.govPresident Barack Obama, “Community Organizer,” appeared on “Between Two Ferns” for an interview with Zach Galifianakis to plug Shortly after the video was posted on, the site became the #1 source of referrals to are you favorite online video advertisements?  Topics: The Uncle Drew Campaign Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack EvianEvian’s slogan is “live young.” Their YouTube ads have found an entertaining way to showcase their brand with the campaign “baby&me.” I watched this one a few times simply because I liked the song they use in the video.last_img read more

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Why You Should Create More “Boring” Content

first_img Content Creation Originally published May 1, 2015 6:00:00 AM, updated July 28 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 I started my content journey the same way many other marketers do: Trying to “go viral.”Some of the posts I created were “72 Content Ideas for Fill Your Pipeline” and “50% of Searches Have Never Been Made Before.” Posts like these filled me with false hope — they got thousands of hits and brought attention to my site, but did absolutely nothing to move the needle on my company’s monthly revenue (which was still $0). Download 195+ visual marketing design templates to use for social media posts, infographics, and more. Then one day, out of sheer exasperation, I tried a different approach. Instead of just trying to get hits I decided to answer a real question that a real potential customer had asked me.I run a quiz building platform, and the person had asked, “How do I make one of these personality quizzes I see on Facebook?” I thought no one really cared to read a technical guide on how to create a quiz, so I had ignored the request. However, when I hit that point of desperation, I decided to try writing a response “How to Make a Personality Quiz.” The result? We landed our first paying customer through that article.In fact, the week after that article went up, four people signed up and paid for Interact. And since then, more than 500 paying customers have come our way just from articles like the “How to Make a Personality Quiz” article.The personality quiz article is what I call “boring content” because it won’t be up-voted on any forums or shared on social media — the general internet reader couldn’t care less. But the thing is, to a very specific person who needs to make a quiz for their marketing, that article is extremely valuable, and answers the exact question they need answered. These people also happen to be a great fit for our business.If you’re looking to start creating more “boring” content for your business, keep on reading. I’ll show you how you can identify, build, and grow a base of “boring” content that has much better ROI for your business.How to Create Better “Boring” ContentFind “Boring” IdeasJust like I had to make the transition from making “click-bait” content to creating “boring” content, you’ll have to go through your own process to start creating helpful (but maybe not that interesting) posts. There are a few methods to make this change easier.ListenThe reason it took me so long to embrace “boring” content in the first place was because I just wasn’t listening to the questions people were asking. No, I didn’t cut people off when they were talking to me or anything like that, but I didn’t do anything about answering the questions they were asking. Once I started really listening and answering questions through my content, the wheels began to turn.Now 90% of our really useful content ideas come directly from questions our prospects and customers ask. I no longer disdain questions; I welcome them as opportunities for creating content.Set Up InterviewsThe questions people ask you out of the blue will be helpful for identifying easy wins in “boring” content, but to really dig into the specifics of what people want help with, you need to talk with them for an extended period of time.To this day I reach out to customers and offer my help. Then, I’ll ask what kinds of questions they have about our product. I have yet to do a phone call and not walk away with a new idea for an article.Look in Your Analytics and Keyword ToolsOne day I was checking out my analytics (as all marketers do), and I noticed someone had arrived on an article I wrote about embedding quizzes with the hyper-specific term: “Can I embed a quiz on Wix?” In response, I wrote an article called “How to embed a quiz in Wix.” Simple, right? To date, that article has over 600 views, and it only took a few minutes to prepare.I now consistently look at the terms people use to find our existing content to find opportunities for writing more articles.The other place to look for ideas is the Google Keyword Tool. This one is more useful for validating an idea than finding new ones. If someone asks you a question and you want to know if there’s search volume to back up an article on that question, just type the question into the tool. (Editor’s Note: HubSpot customers, you can also use the Keywords App to find suggestions and track your progress on those keywords.) Make “Boring” Content InterestingI call “boring” content boring because it is not traditionally interesting, that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyable to read. Here’s my method for making “boring” content absolutely fascinating for the right audience.Start by Going LongMost marketers have seen the serpIQ graph below showing how top SERP’s are dominated by long-form content. It’s a staple of blog posts advocating long-form content.But just because something is recommended for an industry doesn’t always mean that it will work for your company. So I wanted to see if the findings of serpIQ could be backed up by my own content. I divided all the posts into various categories by length and checked their SERPs. In general, my long-form content does have higher rankings:Now this doesn’t mean that just creating a long article about a random subject will automatically get you a higher ranking, but I do think it points to the fact that Google likes articles that fully explain a topic rather than just brushing over the facts.This might seem like a difficult thing to do given that “boring” content feels, well, boring. However, you can make your “boring” content fun to read by using some other techniques traditionally preached in the content marketing world.Use Real ExamplesOne of the best ways to answer a question is by showing how someone else solved that problem. For example, whenever I need to make a point about how to do something in my articles, I use a real example from a real company that did a good job. That way I can weave their narrative into the post to make it more memorable and instructive.Add Visual ExamplesWith “boring” content you are often answering complex questions using words. One great way to simplify your content and make it useful to the reader is by visualizing examples and explanations.There’s a stat going around that visual information can be processed 60,000 times faster than text. That may or may not be true, but I know that visuals make your articles more fun to read, which is a good thing when you are creating something called “boring” content.Use Real NumbersAccording to a study by Conductor, readers most prefer headlines with numbers in them — so that can be a great tactic you can use to engage people in “boring” content. Build a Long-Term “Boring” Content StrategyOnce you begin to create “boring” content, you’ll find that the easy questions to answer will be gone quickly. There has to be a strategy in place for consistently finding new content ideas. Here are three ways to continually find winning ideas.Keep a List of QuestionsEvery time someone asks you a question there is an opportunity to create a new “boring” post. I believe in something called the 10X rule, which means that if one person asks a question, there are at least ten others who have the same question — they just didn’t ask it. Think back to your days in school: How many times did you wait for someone else to ask a question you had?People still do that in the real world, so keeping a list of questions people ask ensures your idea queue is always full. I put every question in a new Trello card and have a number next to each question that represents the number of times that particular question has been asked.Take a Big Question and Break It Down Into More Specific IdeasSometimes when you begin to unravel a question it reveals a bunch of other questions that can be answered with content. Below I created a mind map of how I created eight blog posts based on the original “How do I make a personality quiz?” question. Some of the secondary ideas apply to specific industries, some apply to specific parts of personality quizzes (like the questions), and some are compilations of the best personality quizzes. Eight blog posts from one idea? Not too shabby.Have a Schedule and Stick to It”Boring” content is not always viral content. You won’t be able to create one “blockbuster” post and rely on it to drive immediate, massive results. You need to consistently publish “boring” content several times a week to make an impact. VC Tomasz Tunguz calls it the “compounding returns of content.” I actually mapped out every single blog post I’ve published on a chart below to show how consistent, helpful content can build traffic over time.As you can see, most posts get fewer than 10 page views per day, but they are very consistent because that traffic is primarily coming from search for very long-tail terms. However, when you look at how many lines there are, it begins to really add up. That traffic is consistent over time and creates a base of visitors that you can rely on.Have a Call-to-Action on Each PostEvery post you create should link to a landing page or product page that’s very specific to the topic of the post — it helps increase conversions. For example, I’d want to have a CTA to “Make a quiz for your Weebly site at Interact” on a post about putting quizzes inside Weebly.I wanted to see just how big the discrepancy was between my “boring” posts and my “click-bait” posts was when it came to clickthrough, so I installed Crazy Egg and tracked the link clicks. The results were astounding: “Boring” content had a 28% clickthrough rate to the main site, whereas the general interest “click-bait” posts only achieved a 3% clickthrough.The reason for this massive difference is just relevance. The “boring” articles are more closely related to what my company does, so the clickthrough to the site is incredibly higher than my general interest articles.Now Over to YouIf you’re like me and have tried creating fun “click-bait” content with no success, give “boring” content a try. The process is simple enough: Start by answering questions, create articles that are interesting to read for the small group of people who will read them, and then create a long-term strategy for sourcing and building out a “boring” content strategy. last_img read more

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17 Great Conversation Starters to Break the Ice at Networking Events

first_img Topics: Networking Originally published Sep 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM, updated June 25 2019 With fall on its way, the countdown to September’s INBOUND 2019 event is in full-swing. Every year, thousands of marketers and their peers gather to learn, inspire, and network. That last one — networking — gets a lot of us pretty excited. After all, it’s how 85% of people say they’ve landed a job. And personally, if I’m really into an event and I’m feeling super energetic, I love to network. But I don’t always feel so peppy. Then what?Sometimes, we have to fall back on an arsenal of conversation starters. It helps to spark a discussion, even when it’s taking every ounce of willpower you have not to go home, turn on Netflix, and order sushi.We’ve got your back. Here are some of the conversation starters that we’ve tried and have seen succeed. Bookmark them for your next networking event.Access 80 Professional Bio Templates + Examples.Listen to the audio version of this post:17 Great Conversation Starters to Break the Ice at Networking Events1) “Hi, I’m ‘X.'”It actually works. Just be sure you have something to follow your introduction, so that you don’t end up staring at each other in silence. And as you’ll see, that’s the key to most conversation starters — be ready with a follow-up. Saying “hi” is just your way to get the ball rolling, so be sure you can keep the exchange going and take it to the next level.(Note: Please use your first name, instead of “X.”)2) “Are you having issues with the Wi-Fi?”Good news: The answer is almost always “yes.” Plus, I don’t know about you, but I think we all have war stories of when the internet stopped working for us at the worst time — those are always great conversation starters.3) “That [food or beverage] looks great. Where did you find it?”This question can offer a few different answers. The person might just tell you where they got it, or they could go into a description or a comment on the quality. Not sure where to go from there? Tell them about a place where you once had the best version of whatever they’re drinking or snacking on. But frame it as a question — “Have you ever been to Hawaii? I once had the best fish tacos there.”This technique also works with neutral compliments, like telling someone that you love their laptop bag or jacket. Most people enjoy receiving positive feedback, and will probably follow up with a story about where or how they got it. (And if they don’t follow up, ask them about it — remember, keep the conversation going.)4) “Do you know if there’s a coat check?”I always like to leverage the communal confusion that occurs at every event. When you first arrive, no one really knows what they’re doing. But anyone who does will jump at the chance to be “in the know.”5) “I can’t believe how cold/hot/beautiful it is today.”Talking about the weather sounds so cliché, but it actually works — especially if people are visiting from out of town. Maybe someone from sunny California, for example, is traveling to Boston for INBOUND this year. Of course, that would require you to ask the person where they’re from, first. But once you have an answer, you can even make a joke about it — “Boy, I bet you’re glad you left Los Angeles behind for a few days of chilly New England weather.”6) “Are you here with colleagues?”If someone you’re speaking with is at the event with a group of people, that can allow your circle to expand — if you’re proactive about it. You can tactfully express interest in meeting someone’s co-worker by asking what the different roles are on that person’s team, and responding with something like, “You know, I’ve always wanted to learn more about X. Would you mind introducing me to your colleague who works on that?”But if that person is flying solo, you can generate some empathy as a fellow lone wolf. That doesn’t mean you should cling to that person the entire time, but a “me, too” is always nice. Just be sure not to leave it at that — follow up with an idea of where to meet some of your fellow cohorts, like mentioning that there’s supposed to be a great breakout session later.7) “You guys look like you’re having the most fun over here. Mind if I join this conversation?”Of course, you’ll probably want to say that to people who actually look like they’re having a good time. And really, who’s going to say “no” to that? If they do, chances are, you’ll want to find another group to hang out with, anyway.8) “Are you here to see anyone in particular?”If you’re both interested in meeting the same people or seeing the same sessions, this question will help you establish that common ground. Regardless of the answer, you’ll learn more about each others’ goals and reasons for attending the event, which promotes an exchange of ideas and knowledge. And that can create opportunities, even after the event is over — you never know when that person might need your expertise down the line, or vice-versa.9) “Did you all come here together, or did you meet here?”This question is a great one when you’ve joined a group of strangers. It also opens up the conversation to everyone in the group, instead of limiting it to the people sitting right next to you. And the more people chatting, the better — it’s another opportunity for you to learn about everyone’s goals and exchange ideas.10) “Well, while we’re here, I might as well introduce myself.”If the event is big enough, chances are that you’ll have to wait in line for something — a keynote, the restroom, or food, to name a few. And, as the least patient person on the planet, I can attest to the effectiveness of using that time to do something other than focusing on how slowly the line is moving. Put that energy toward something productive, like meeting the people around you. 11) “Did you hear X speak?”Being at the same conference, sessions and speakers are guaranteed common ground, so use that to your advantage. It’s a great starting point that can go in a lot of different conversational directions — did you see that person speak at a different event? Did you read their work? What did you think of the talk?12) “Have you ever been to X down the street? I’ve really wanted to check it out.”This question is a great one when you’re attending an out-of-town event. If there’s a restaurant there that you’ve heard good things about, you can ask locals and visitors alike if they want to check it out, too.And if you’re a local yourself, and you’re chatting with visitors, you can recommend that they see the place while they’re in town. Mention that you haven’t been there in a while, or that you’d love to go back. If there’s a shared interest in going, you can suggest heading over together or sharing a cab.But if they’re not interested in going to that particular venue, ask them if they can recommend where to go, or if there’s another place they wanted to check out. You could suggest heading there together, too, but make sure you’re not being too pushy — sometimes, people really just want to take a break to be alone, so don’t take it personally.13) “Are you speaking at this event?”Be sure to have a quick follow-up if the answer is “no” — like asking if any of that person’s colleagues are speaking, or which sessions they plan on attending. Questions like that can prime you to learn more about what the person does, and how you might be able to learn from each other.But if the answer is yes — jackpot. That’s a great opportunity to ask them what they’re speaking about, and what made them so interested in the topic. And be sure to mention you’re looking forward to attending, and what you hope to learn from it.And if that person already spoke, but you missed it — “Bummer,” you can tell them. Just be sure to ask if there’s somewhere you’ll be able to watch it online, or when their next speaking engagement is.14) “Is this your first time at this event”If the answer is “yes,” use that to make the person feel like an expert, without overwhelming them. Ask them for insider tips on how to make the most of the event, what was different about it last year, and what they’re hoping to do this year. That can lay the groundwork for uncovering shared interests.But first-timers can empathize with you, and you can even ask them some of the same questions, like what made them come to the event in the first place and how they’re liking it so far. You’re still opening up the conversation to a potential “me, too” moment, and might find an opportunity to participate in a session together.15) “Did you understand what the speaker meant when she said, ‘X’?”This question creates a great opportunity to start chatting with some of the people who were sitting next to you during a session, instead of silently/awkwardly shuffling out when it’s over. If you legitimately didn’t understand something, don’t be embarrassed — it might have confused other people, too. Brainstorming different interpretations of a talk can actually be kind of fun — it gives you a chance to be creative and possibly share ideas with someone who has a fresh perspective.And even if that person did understand what was confusing you, asking them to explain it might accomplish a little bit of ego-stroking. But keep the conversation going — especially if you actually want to learn more about what that person has to say.16) “I’m tired of talking to my colleagues — I see them all the time. What are you guys talking about?”This one is a spinoff of a pickup line from comedian Pete Holmes’ podcast. His original version was, “I’m tired of talking to my friends, what are you guys talking about?”It’s a line that’s effective in a number of scenarios, because it’s most likely true. It’s not that you don’t like your colleagues — but as long as you’re surrounded by new people, why not gain some of that fresh perspective I mentioned earlier? It shows an interest in getting to know the folks who are there, and sets the tone for you to exchange funny office stories, which is always a great icebreaker with someone unfamiliar.17) “Alright, I’ve got an awesome marketing joke for you.”This only works if you actually have an awesome marketing joke. Luckily, my colleague Corey Wainwright wrote a list for you here, so you’re all set.Ready to Network?Sometimes, we joke that if all else fails, you can just say to the person standing next to you, “I need a drink!” If it’s been a long day, it’s likely that the person will agree with you, and might even be interested in joining you. (But please, drink responsibly — all of your great conversation starters will go to waste if you end up overdoing it.) The point is, as long as you’re being appropriate, you can start a conversation about nearly anything. And if it helps to know, I thought I’d mention that my personal favorite icebreaker is the use of those neutral compliments I went over in #3. I figure, if it worked with a celebrity chef I once met at an event, it’ll work at INBOUND, right?We can’t wait to see you there — grab your tickets, and be sure to say hi. Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2014 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

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first_imgBayern Munich 0 Hertha Berlin 0: Lewandowski’s run ends as leaders are held at home Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 00:27 25/2/2018 robertlewandowski - cropped Bongarts Bayern Munich saw their winning run end at 14 games as they drew a blank at home against Hertha Berlin. Robert Lewandowski failed to score for a record 12th successive Bundesliga home game as Bayern Munich’s winning streak ended with a 0-0 draw against Hertha Berlin.Fresh from scoring five against Besiktas in the Champions League on Tuesday, Bayern drew a blank for the first time since a 3-0 European defeat at Paris Saint-Germain that cost former manager Carlos Ancelotti his job.Lewandowski – who had tied Jupp Heynckes’ scoring record with a goal against Schalke last time out on home turf – had opportunities to continue his streak at the Allianz Arena, only to be thwarted by Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein. 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 The visitors also defended in stoic fashion as they played the role of party poopers to perfection, in the process recording a third successive clean sheet on their travels.Despite their failure to secure a club record 15th straight victory, Bayern still extended their lead at the summit to 20 points, albeit nearest rivals Borussia Dortmund can cut into that gap when they host Augsburg on Monday.#FCBBSC — FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) February 24, 2018 When the teams had met in Berlin last October, Bayern surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 in their first outing following the departure of Ancelotti.Heynckes wasn’t in charge on that occasion, but the veteran coach has engineered such a stunning turnaround in the club’s on-field fortunes that it’s now a case of when, rather than if, Bayern secure a record-breaking sixth successive Bundesliga title.The 72-year-old – who missed the home win over Schalke on February 10 due to illness – recalled Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben as he shuffled his pack on Saturday, though all eyes were firmly focused on Lewandowski’s record attempt.The Poland international twice went close to creating history before the interval, with Jarstein keeping out a close-range header before then combining with defender Jordan Torunarigha to snuff out a one-on-one opportunity set up by Thomas Muller’s first-time throughball.Home matches of Robert Lewandowski for @FCBayern this #Bundesliga season:#FCBSCB #MiaSanMia — Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) February 24, 2018 Torunarigha was also in the right place to hack clear when Mats Hummels inadvertently deflected Javi Martinez’s driven cross towards the goal, while Ribery carelessly blasted over as Bayern endured a frustrating first 45 minutes.Jarstein continued to keep Lewandowski at bay after the break, anticipating well to grasp hold of a curling attempt on one of the few occasions the forward had escaped the attentions of the impressive Torunarigha.David Alaba saw a curling free-kick from 20 yards out turned away in acrobatic fashion as Bayern’s frustrations grew with each passing minute the game remained scoreless.Heynckes sent on Kingsley Coman, Sandro Wagner and Arturo Vidal in an attempt to find a breakthrough, though when the first of the three substitutes quickly picked up an injury, Bayern were effectively reduced to 10 men for the remainder of the contest.Still, Robben saw a set-piece strike kept out by Jarstein during stoppage time as Hertha held firm through to the final whistle to claim an unlikely point.  read morelast_img read more

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Guardiola explains continued ribbon protest

first_imgManchester City ‘Before a manager I’m a human being’ – Guardiola explains continued ribbon protest Sacha Pisani 06:52 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Guardiola - cropped Getty Images Manchester City Guardiola Arsenal Arsenal v Manchester City League Cup Premier League The Catalan boss was in a defiant mood after wearing a yellow ribbon during City’s Carabao Cup triumph, despite being charged by the FA Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he will continue to wear a yellow ribbon in solidarity with political prisoners in Catalonia after doing so defiantly in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.Guardiola was charged by the Football Association (FA) on Thursday for wearing the ribbon after Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart were placed in custody as part of the crackdown that followed last October’s referendum on Catalan independence – a poll the national government in Madrid deemed to be illegal.The FA deemed it a political message but former Barcelona boss Guardiola was in a defiant mood following City’s 3-0 victory over Arsenal – his first piece of silverware since moving to England. 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 “I accept if I broke the rules. I accept the fine,” Guardiola, who has until March 5 to appeal the charge, told reporters.”I am a human being and there are four guys in prison plus another guy who is outside Catalonia – if he comes back, he will go to jail.”They’re being accused of rebelling – to be that you have to have weapons and they don’t have weapons, they have just the votes in the ballots.”That’s why I said he’s always with me until the last.Thank you!¡Gracias!Gràcies!@PepTeam— PepTeam (@PepTeam) February 25, 2018″It’s not about politicians, it’s about democracy. Before I’m a manager I’m a human being.”I think England knows very well what it means. You did Brexit, you let the people have an opinion.”You allowed Scotland to have a referendum if they’re going to stay or not and after the people vote – that’s what they’re asking [in Catalonia] and they are in jail right now.”last_img read more

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AET Wins Four More DP2 Shuttle Tankers from Petrobras

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: AET Petroleum tanker owner and operator AET has extended the partnership in the DP2 shuttle tanker sector with Petrobras, the Brazilian petroleum corporation.AET,  a wholly owned subsidiary of MISC Bhd, has been awarded a contract to own and operate four specialist DP2 Suezmax shuttle tankers on long-term charter by Petrobras. These new vessels will be in addition to the two AET DP2 ships currently on charter in the Brazilian Basin for Petrobras.The four 152,000 dwt DP2 shuttle tankers will be built by an unnamed Korean shipyard, and once delivered in 2020, will be employed by Petrobras for operations in international and Brazilian waters.The vessels, compliant to IMO NOx Tier 3 requirement, will be installed with a ballast water treatment system. Each will be equipped with high power thrusters and generators fully capable of operating in harsh weather conditions.“AET’s focus on increasing its presence in the shuttle tanker business is consistent with the MISC Group’s priority of developing its portfolio of assets that generate long-term secured income on a recurring basis. This award goes to prove that growth remains possible for MISC despite the present challenging operating conditions for tanker operators,” Yee Yang Chien, President/Group CEO, MISC Berhad and Chairman, AET said.“AET’s latest success in the shuttle tanker segment is another step forward in the MISC Group’s commitment in expanding its business presence in the Brazilian oil and gas industry, that includes the fast growing FPSO market.”last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata:In a relief to former Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the Calcutta High Court granted anticipatory bail to the senior IPS officer in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam on Tuesday, saying it was not an appropriate case for custodial interrogation. A bench comprising justices S Munshi and S Dasgupta said if Kumar was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the case, he would have to be released immediately on bail by an appropriate court on two sureties of Rs 50,000 each. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Observing that Kumar had cooperated with the central probe agency, which is investigating the case, the bench said it was not an appropriate case for custodial interrogation of the petitioner. It directed Kumar, who is currently the Additional Director General of the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID), to cooperate with the investigating officers. It also directed Kumar to make himself available before the investigating officers in the case for questioning on a 48-hour prior notice by the CBI. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen On September 21, a pre-arrest bail plea of the IPS officer was rejected by the Alipore District and Sessions Court. The CBI has issued multiple notices to Kumar since May 27, asking him to appear before it for questioning as a witness in the Saradha chit fund scam. However, he did not appear before the CBI investigators and sought more time on every occasion, citing various reasons. The Saradha group of companies allegedly duped lakhs of people to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore, promising higher rates of return on their investments. The IPS officer was part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the West Bengal government to investigate the scam, before the Supreme Court handed over the case to the CBI in 2014, along with other chit fund cases. The Saradha chit fund scam was unearthed in 2013 during Kumar’s tenure as the Bidhannagar Police commissioner. In January, the Centre and the West Bengal government were locked in an unprecedented standoff after a CBI team reached Kumar’s official residence for questioning him but had to retreat as the local police detained its officers. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came out in Kumar’s defence and started a sit-in protest against the Centre’s move. The Supreme Court had, on February 5, prevented the CBI from taking any coercive action against Kumar and directed him to cooperate with the agency for questioning at a “neutral place”. He was then quizzed by the agency for nearly 40 hours over five days at its office in Shillong in February. The apex court had, on May 24, refused to extend the protection from arrest to Kumar, which it had granted to him earlier, and asked him to approach the Calcutta High Court or the trial court for seeking relief in the case. The CBI had then summoned Kumar on May 27 for questioning in connection with the Ponzi scheme, against which he had moved the Calcutta High Court. A vacation bench of the high court had, on May 30, granted Kumar an interim protection from arrest and coercive action by the CBI. The protection was extended from time to time. The high court had, on September 13, vacated its interim order granting Kumar protection from arrest. It had also rejected his prayer for quashing the CBI notice that sought his appearance for interrogation in the case.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while inaugurating the Alipore Bodyguard Line Durga Puja on Chaturthi stressed on the close cooperation between the police and people which makes the festival a grand success.The theme there is empowerment through education. “The club volunteers work with the police to assist the pandal-hoppers. The cooperation between the volunteers and police makes the Puja a huge success,” she said on Wednesday. “The police work throughout the year and it is the responsibility of the state government to look after their families and ensure that they do not face any problem.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBanerjee inaugurated the Durga Puja at Suruchi Sangha organised by state Sports and Youth Affairs minister Aroop Biswas. She also inaugurated the Durga Puja at Alipore Sarbojonin and Kolahal. She also did Chandi Paath and prayed for peace and universal brotherhood. There were long queues infront of Ekdalia Evergreen, one of the most popular Pujas in South Kolkata, organised by Subrata Mukherjee, the state Panchayats and Rural Development minister. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMukherjee said: “We stick to the traditional style of Ma Durga and do not follow the current fashion of theme puja. Over the years, the club has earned such goodwill that hundreds of visitors have already visited our pandal on Chaturthi (Wednesday.” The theme in Ekdalia Evergreen is “Save Water Save Life”, a slogan given by the state government to conserve water. People in huge numbers thronged Suruchi Sangha and Chetla Agrani. “On Chaturthi, such footfall is unprecedented,” said Swarup Biswas. Pandal-hoppers started visited Tridhara from Wednesday afternoon. The final touches are still being given to the pandal. “It may rain during the Pujas and so we do not want to miss even a moment and hence, we have ventured out,” said Swagata Konar, a resident of Rajpur in South 24-Parganas. She, along with her friends, plans to see all the important Pujas in South Kolkata. The police and volunteers faced a trying time to control the Puja revellers at Sreebhumi. Badminton player P V Sindhu with her coach Pullela Gopichand inaugurated the Sreebhumi Sporting Club Durga Puja pandal on Wednesday. Sujit Bose, Minister of State for Fire and Emergency Services, said: “People from the neighbouring districts come to see our pandal. We have made elaborate arrangements so that they can visit the pandal comfortably.”last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Heavy rains pounded the national capital on Thursday evening, resulting in water logging, traffic congestion and brief suspension of flight operations at the Delhi airport.Hailstorm was also reported in some parts of Delhi, the weather office said. The Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD said there was a low pressure area over Haryana that resulted in heavy rains over the National Capital Region. Mahesh Palawat, Vice-President (Meteorology and Climate Change), said there was a cyclonic circulation over Punjab and Haryana. High humidity coupled with temperatures that have been rising since the last two days led to the formation of clouds, a normal phenomenon in pre-monsoon and post-monsoon time. According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature recorded at 5.30 pm was 34.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal, and the minimum was 23.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarHumidity levels oscillated between 83 and 55 per cent. The IMD said the Safdurjung observatory recorded 35.2 millimetres rain while the Palam observatory saw 20 millimetres. The RMC termed the rainfall “moderate”. The spell that lasted for nearly two hours saw water logging in several parts of the city. The Traffic Police reported congestion and water logging at Moolchand underpass, Tilak Bridge, Hyatt Hotel, Bhikaji Cama Place, MB road, IGNOU road and Sainik farms. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaFlight operations at the Delhi Airport were suspended for 24 minutes due to extremely heavy rains accompanied by strong winds in the evening, senior airport officials said. Four flights were diverted from the airport during this period, they said. Airlines such as Vistara and SpiceJet warned their passengers on Twitter that due to the bad weather in Delhi, their flights might get affected. “Runway operation was suspended between 7.56 pm and 8.20 pm on Thursday due to heavy rains in Delhi. Four flights were diverted during this period,” the officials said.last_img read more

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Ashwin joint fastest to 350 Test wickets alongside Muralitharan

first_imgVisakhapatnam: India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday became the joint fastest to take 350 wickets, matching Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan’s feat in his 66th Test. Ashwin, who had taken his 27th five-wicket haul in the first innings of the opening Test against South Africa, castled Theunis de Bruyn with one that turned back sharply from wide outside the off stump for his milestone wicket on day five here. “Obviously, this things happen over a period of time, we can’t plan for any of these things. I am very lucky in terms of where I got in my career, in terms of racing up in all these records. But it is important to stick to the process and basics, keep it as simple as possible,” Ashwin told Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju The 33-year-old took just five balls to provide India the breakthrough in the morning session with South African chasing an improbable target of 395 runs. Talking about his preparation, Ashwin said: “I want to keep it as straight forward and simple as possible. I want to be as prepared as possible, trying to tick all the boxes ahead of a game, trying to be in the best possible mental and physical space getting into a match. “All these are things that I play inside my head and be as prepared as possible getting into a game,” added the wily off-spinner, who has answered his critics with a stellar show in the first Test of the home season. Ashwin, who played his first international game since December 2018, warmed the bench in the two-Test series in the West Indies in August-September with Ravindra Jadeja being the preferred choice. Ahead of the first Test, skipper Virat Kohli had said that Ashwin remains India’s go to spinner in home conditions.last_img read more

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