Australia Test great Arthur Morris dies aged 93

first_imgArthur Morris, an opening batsman who played 46 Tests for Australia and was a key member of Don Bradman’s 1948 “Invincibles,” has died, Cricket Australia said. He was 93.Bradman regarded Morris, whose Test career ran from 1946 to 1955, as the best left-handed batsmen he had seen. Morris made two centuries on his first class debut for New South Wales aged 18 immediately before the outbreak of the World War II. When Test cricket resumed in 1946, he made his debut against England and Brisbane and, three matches later, scored twin Ashes centuries at the Adelaide Oval.Morris was Australia’s most prolific batsman on its unbeaten “Invincibles” tour to England in 1948, scoring 696 runs at an average of 87 in a 4-0 series win.He was at the non-striker’s end when Bradman was bowled for a duck in his last test at the Oval. Morris went on to make 196 while Bradman was left with his famous career test average of 99.94.In total, Morris made 3,533 Test runs at an average of 46.46 and captained Australia in two Tests – in 1951 when Lindsay Hassett was injured and in 1954 when Ian Johnson and Keith Miller were both injured.His tally included 12 centuries and 12 half centuries, with a highest score of 206 made against England at Adelaide in 1951. He retired in 1955, aged 34. Morris’ opening partnership with Sid Barnes produced a century in every 4.3 innings, an Australian record.In 2000 Morris was named in Australia’s Test team of the century.”We have sadly lost a cherished link with our past,” Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards said.advertisement”Arthur Morris was a great man and one of the true greats of Australian cricket who until now had been a treasured connection to an extraordinary era of the game. When Australia’s best openers are discussed his name will always be one of the first mentioned.”With Morris’ death, 86-year-old Neil Harvey is the last member of the Invincibles team still living and Len Maddocks, aged 89, is Australia’s oldest surviving Test cricketer.last_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018 : Russia vs Egypt Review (Video Highlights)

first_imgRead also:FIFA World Cup 2018: Poland vs Senegal ReviewFIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia vs Japan Review AdvertisementHost nation Russia have booked their place in the knockout stages with an emphatic win over Egypt. Goals from Denis Cheryshev, Artem Dzyuba and an own goal from Ahmed Fathi ensured that Russians made it past the Pharaohs. Poised at 0-0 at the end of the first half, the Russians were 3-0 up by the 62nd minute. A customary Mo Salah goal in the 72nd minute gave the Egyptians some sort of hope but it was a mountain too big to climb. The Russian Juggernaut continues as they have already scored 8 goals in two matches conceding just one.Salah scored Egypt’s first goal in the world cup since 1990. With dreams of what could have been, Egypt are invariably out of contention for qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition. However, they will look to bow out on a high note when they face Saudi Arabia for their last match of the group stages. A resilient Egypt Defense saw them nullify Russia’s attack as both seemed equally matched in the first 45 minutes. But the second half was a completely different story. It all started when Egypt captain tried to intercept a miscued shot only to end up in the back of his own net. 10 minutes later Russia scored again, this time through Denis Cheryshev – The man who scored two goals against a hapless Saudi Arabia team. Just when we thought Russia would slow the game down, they scored another goal through Artem Dzyuba who recieved a 40-yard pass inside the box to smash home Russia’s 3rd goal of the match and eventually put the game beyond Egypt. It was heartbreak for Salah who could not taste success with Liverpool and Egypt having carried these two teams through the entirety of last season and the World cup qualifiers respectively.Watch the highlights of Russia vs Egypt here : Advertisementlast_img read more

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

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

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

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

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7 Things You Need to Know to Survive a Breakup

first_imgAh, the broken heart. Some might say it’s hyperbolic, but the pain of lost love isn’t just emotional. It takes a real physical toll, too. In his forthcoming book, clinical psychologist Guy Winch, PhD, explores how we experience and recover from that kind of trauma. How to Fix a Broken Heart ($12, amazon.com) goes on sale just before Valentine’s Day, which can be an especially excruciating time for the recently dumped, of course. So when an advance copy arrived at our office, I devoured it in search of insights and tips for how to heal and move on after a relationship ends. Here are seven of the most helpful lessons I learned.Rejection hurts, literallyWinch details one study that examined people who had recently endured a difficult breakup. Researchers compared two fMRI scans: one that was taken while the subjects stared at photographs of their ex, and another when the subjects were exposed to heat that caused pain described as nearly “unbearable.” The same areas of the brain became activated in both scenarios. In other words, the brain seemed to respond in a similar way to both intense emotional and physical pain.Getting over heartbreak is similar to dealing with a drug addictionLike a drug addict goes through withdrawal from cocaine or heroin, the brokenhearted become consumed by thoughts of the person they’ve lost, craving them and their attention. Symptoms of this withdrawal period, or “lack of contact,” include trouble focusing, disturbed sleep and appetite, anxiety, lethargy, irritability, crying spells, depression, and loneliness. Winch makes another connection, saying these feelings are ones that “no one but our heartbreaker can ease—just like cocaine and heroin do.”Cyberstalking is a common, but unnecessary evilCan’t hit “unfollow” quite yet? There’s a reason for that. When you’re checking social media for updates on an old flame, it’s important to acknowledge that you’re playing with fire, says Winch. Letting go of someone is that much harder when you’re exposed to their social media presence. To avoid the risk of continuing or reactivating painful feelings, Winch advises eliminating any option of contact, and to go on a “blocking and deleting spree.”A broken heart can actually cause heart failureIn rare cases, the emotional toll of a breakup can cause cardiac abnormalities known as broken heart syndrome. Chest pain, spasms, and elevated levels of the stress hormones norepinephrine and epinephrine are a few of the potential reactions.You’re not “going nuts”In the throes of heartbreak, it’s easy to think you are losing your mind. The post-breakup distress you’re experiencing is only made worse by, as Winch writes, “the fact that all this goes virtually unrecognized if not entirely ignored by society at large.” Everybody expects you to pull yourself together and get back out there, when all you want to do is curl up into a ball. Winch’s trick? “Reassuring ourselves that we are not going crazy and reminding ourselves that our behavior will stabilize once our emotional pain subsides,” he says, will remove what he calls the “am I going nuts?” layer.Stop idealizing your exWhen everything has just gone so terribly wrong, it’s understandable to want to look back on all that went “right” during your relationship. But replaying a “highlight reel” of your life as a couple does more harm than good, and will make you feel even worse about the loss. And putting an ex up on a pedestal only “intensifies our cravings, which in turn reinforces our idealized perceptions,” and contributes to an on-going cycle with no end in sight.Don’t look for answersWhether your ex sat you down for a heart-to-heart or left without a trace, finding the “why” isn’t necessarily productive. As Winch says, “pursuing a more complete answer is likely to make us emotionally vulnerable and open the door to feeling hurt, enraged, frustrated, or bewildered all over again.” It’s also possible that you may never fully understand their motivation. (They might not understand it themselves.) So keep it simple, suggests Winch. Think of their decision like this: “They felt we were incompatible in some way.”It’s far more productive—and healthier for your self-esteem—to use your own reasoning to come up with a plan for how you’ll explain the breakup to yourself and others. As Winch says in the book, shoot for “a best guess that fits the facts, considers the personality and behavior of our ex, takes the context of the breakup and recent history into account, and most important, leaves our pride, dignity, and self-esteem intact.”last_img read more

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Electrifying Africa with Mini-grids: Five Lessons from Tanzania

first_imgIn 2009, the first unit of a hydro-powered mini-grid was installed in the Ludewa District of Tanzania. Today, this community-owned and-managed system serves over 1,600 customers in 10 villages, and the electricity it supplies has brought welcome benefits to citizens. In Mawengi, barbers, butchers and restaurant operators with electric lighting can extend business hours. New enterprises have sprung up; villagers who exported sunflower seeds and imported sunflower oil in the past now press sunflower seeds into sunflower oil locally. Retention rates of medical staff have improved, and village health centers can now use refrigerators to store medical supplies.Off-grid electrification will be critical to reach Sustainable Development Goal 7, modern energy for all, by 2030. Energy leaders across the region can look to the experience of Tanzania, which has doubled the number and capacity of its mini-grids since 2008, for important lessons.What are mini-grids?Mini-grids—electrical generation systems of less than 10MW that serve customers through local distribution networks—are emerging as promising complements to the traditional central grid. They can help countries meet electricity access targets faster and, in some cases, more cost-effectively. By generating electricity close to where it’s needed, and with the advantage of flexibility and scale, mini-grids can become the standard choice for the millions of rural Africans who live far from the central grid and who would otherwise have to wait several years, or even decades, for an electric connection. By 2040, an estimated 140 million rural Africans could get electricity from mini-grids, requiring more than 100,000 additional units to be built. Mini-grids in TanzaniaRural electrification is a key component of the government’s plan to make Tanzania a middle-income country by 2025. Tanzania estimates that about half its rural population may be served more cost-effectively by decentralized options than by centralized grid expansion.In 2008, Tanzania adopted a groundbreaking Small Power Producer framework to encourage investment in the sector. Since then, the number of mini-grids in the country has doubled. Today, the national utility (TANESCO), private businesses, faith-based organizations and local communities own and operate over 100 mini-grid systems with a total installed capacity of 157.7MW, serving over 180,000 customers. By comparison, Tanzania’s central grid has installed generation capacity of approximately 1,500MW, with mostly hydro and natural gas. What can we learn from Tanzania?A new report from Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization (TaTEDO) and WRI examines Tanzania’s mini-grid experience and proposes five key action areas that energy practitioners across the continent can focus on to accelerate the deployment of this electrification option in their countries.Build up knowledge and make information about mini-grids available and accessible.There is a dearth of knowledge about mini-grids, even in countries where they have been used. Understanding how these systems have fared in the past and the reasons for their success and failures is essential for successful future deployments. Likewise, maintaining an active database of existing mini-grids—their technical characteristics, funding sources and tariffs, as well as their quality-of-service metrics—could be valuable to stakeholders involved in mini-grid implementation.Create an adaptive policy and regulatory framework.Having a policy and regulatory framework that can be easily adapted to changing circumstances can ensure that lessons learned along the way are integrated into future regulatory and policy improvements. In 2015, Tanzania revised its 2008 Small Power Producer framework to account for price differentials in implementing different mini-grid technologies. The 2008 framework set technology-neutral feed-in tariffs, which failed to encourage solar and wind mini-grid development due to their higher costs; the 2015 framework instituted technology-specific tariffs to address this barrier. In 2017, Tanzania launched a third generation mini-grid framework that introduces guidance on grid integration and simplified licensing and registration requirements.Streamline licensing and permitting procedures outside the electricity sector.Mini-grid developers must acquire several licenses, permits and clearances to build a mini-grid. Many of these—for land rights, water rights, environmental clearances and others—involve institutions outside the energy sector. Despite the utility regulator (EWURA)’s, streamlined regulatory process, procuring such documents can be time-consuming and result in significant implementation delays. It is important that governments focus on coordinating the activities of all the different licensing/permitting agencies, creating a one-stop-shop where developers can obtain the clearances and licenses they need.Build the capacity of mini-grid developers, especially local ones.As our report shows, local mini-grid developers face several capacity issues in accessing financing, developing effective business models and managing mini-grid systems. Investments in building the capacity of local entrepreneurs to develop bankable proposals and effective business models will be key to sustainable mini-grid development over time.Build a robust understanding of the impacts of mini-grids on development.Mini-grids can support local development efforts by enabling income-generating activities and promoting agriculture, health and education. These sectors will also create sustained demand for mini-grid electricity, ensuring the financial viability of the systems over time.Given the critical linkages between mini-grids and development, governments and developers must invest resources into systematic qualitative and qualitative studies that can inform rural development programs and energy access strategies.Advancements in technology, falling prices of renewable technologies and emerging innovative business and delivery models are aligning to make mini-grids a transformative solution in sub-Saharan Africa. With useful lessons provided by countries like Tanzania, energy practitioners in the region can now learn from others’ experience and act.last_img read more

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The Metrics You Need to Measure Lead Nurturing Success

first_imgThis is an excerpt from our new ebook, How to Unlock the ROI of Your Marketing Analytics . Download your free copy if you want to learn more about using data to make actionable improvements to your marketing. Successful inbound marketers don’t make decisions based on feelings — their decisions are based on data. But where does that data come from? Why, their marketing analytics, of course!But just collecting data isn’t enough. Effective marketers track important data points , analyze what they mean, and then use that knowledge to make actionable improvements. After all, what’s the point of having a bunch of juicy data if it can’t make you a better marketer?So we’re going to dive into some core lead nurturing metrics and explain how you can use them to measure and improve the performance of your campaigns — which generates more leads and customers! Important Lead Nurturing Metrics Before we get started, let’s review the 4 important metrics you should have handy in your analytics tools to measure your lead nurturing performance. Click-Through Rates – the proportion of the audience who clicked on one or more links contained in a lead nurturing email message Conversion Rates – the percentage of recipients who clicked on a link within an email and completed a desired action Time to Customer Conversion – the length of time it takes for a lead to become a customer Cost per Customer – the marketing cost of acquiring a new customer Click-Through and Conversion Rates The effectiveness of your lead nurturing is dependent on how well you’ve segmented your leads. Dive in to your analytics tool to identify any problems with your list segmentation. Start by looking at your unsubscribe rate, which should stay below 1% at all times. If it’s higher for any particular list segment, this is an indication that the content you’re sending isn’t relevant to that list segment, and recipients are unsubscribing as a result. You can glean similar insights by examining the click-through rates of each list segment. Marketers who suffer a low click-through rate for a particular list segment haven’t aligned their offer well with the recipients on that list. Faulty list segmentation can be remedied by revisiting how you’ve mapped content to your list segments based on their stage in the sales cycle. Deliver email content to leads based on the pages they’ve visited on your site, the content they’ve downloaded, the blog posts they’ve commented on, and how far down the sales funnel they are. (Learn more about how to map lead nurturing content in this comprehensive blog post on the subject.) You can optimize the offers you deliver by analyzing which CTAs have the highest click-through rate, and which landing pages have the highest visitor-to-customer conversion rate in your closed-loop analytics. For HubSpot customers, for example, you can find this information in your Landing Page Analytics . Time to Customer Conversion You should always be looking for ways to make your lead nurturing more efficient. To improve your time to customer conversion, analyze how effective you are at generating marketing qualified leads (MQLs) with your lead nurturing.MQLs are the leads that are more likely to become customers based on their pre-close activities — read this blog post if you haven’t defined an MQL for your business yet. But if you’ve implemented lead nurturing effectively, more leads should be moving to the MQL stage of the sales funnel. Analyze this for each lead nurturing campaign — you may find that some list segments move more slowly than others, indicating you have a bottleneck in your lead nurturing somewhere. Revisit the content and offers you’re using for that list segment. You may be sending less-than-compelling offers, or pointing leads to under-optimized landing pages.You can also improve your time to customer conversion by looking at the number of sales-accepted leads in each lead nurturing campaign. Marketing automation should increase not just your number of MQLs, but also the number of sales-accepted leads. If this is not the case, meet with your sales organization to diagnose the problem. This is often a result of misaligned lead scoring criteria between Sales and Marketing . But by fixing it, you should see your time to customer conversion decrease as Sales reaches out to leads that have reconverted enough to provide the quality information needed to close sales. Cost per Customer Effective lead nurturing converts leads into MQLS and sales-accepted leads, but it must follow through all the way to customer conversion. Use closed-loop analytics to ensure the leads you’re nurturing actually turn into customers, and they do so at an efficient cost. Remember, your end goal as a marketer is not to generate leads, it’s to generate customers — and at the most efficient cost possible.Over time, your cost per customer should decrease as more leads that typically bleed out of the top of the funnel are adequately nurtured down through the bottom of the funnel – until they are finally converted into a customer. Check this metric monthly to ensure your lead nurturing efforts stay cost-efficient. How do you use marketing analytics to improve the performance of your lead nurturing ? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Originally published Apr 5, 2012 9:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Lead Nurturinglast_img read more

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7 Key Design Tips for High-Converting Landing Pages

first_img Topics: Landing Page Design Here’s some food for thought: Companies see a 55% increase in leads when increasing their number of landing pages from just 10 to 15, according to our 2012 Marketing Benchmarks Report. Here’s some more food for thought: According to MarketingSherpa’s Landing Page Optimization Benchmarks Report, layout is a major factor in website performance.Landing pages are a fundamental — and undeniable — part of a sucessful inbound marketing strategy. They are the hub of your lead generation efforts, and that’s why every campaign you run and offer you create should be tied to a custom landing page — as opposed to an ambigious homepage where visitors have to guess what to do next.Download our free marketing tool that helps you generate more leads and learn about website visitors.But while having more landing pages can have a huge impact on lead generation, the other takeaway here is that your landing pages also need to look good to perform well.Well, we want to make that a little bit easier on you, since we know how challenging great design can be — particularly if you’re not a designer, per say. So to help you build good looking and high-converting landing pages, we wanted to share some design-related best practices.How to Design a Landing Page That Converts Originally published Apr 12, 2013 2:00:00 PM, updated September 06 2017center_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack 7 Design Best Practices for High-Converting Landing Pages1) Get to the point.We all know people have short attention spans — so why aren’t we considering that in landing page creation? Online audiences tend to avoid reading through an entire page of informatoin. They will, however, “forage” for information by visually scanning the screen until they find what they’re looking for. So when designing your landing pages, get straight to the point. People came to the page for a reason, so make sure you address that reason clearly and succinctly by highlighting the value of what you’re offering and how it addresses their needs, interests, or problems. Use clear headers and sub-headers, use easy-to-scan bullet points to explain what they’ll get from the offer, emphasize key points using bolded text or italics, and keep things as brief as possible.2) Use contrasting colors.Keep in mind that you always want your main call-to-action (CTA) to really POP off your landing page. So when you’re encouraging visitors to fill out a form and click on that ‘submit’ button, make sure it’s easy for visitors to see where they should complete that action. That’s why using complementary and contrasting colors is a great way to call a visitor’s attention to exactly where you want it.For example, let’s look at one of the following landing page example. While the entire page employs blue and white hues, the form submission button itself is a bright shade of pink. This allows the button to pop off the page and easily grab the reader’s attention.3) Stamp on a logo.Keep your brand top of mind when they’re downloading your content and offers by making sure the viewer knows exactly where they are. All your landing pages should have your logo placed strategically on the page. While you don’t need to make it the focal point of the page, it’s important that it’s apparent enough that people will recognize the landing page as being a publication of your business. This is particularly critical for visitors who come to your landing pages from external non-branded sources, like social media and search. Once you’ve decided on placement for your logo, maintain that position on all your landing pages to maintain consistency. Talk about low-hanging inbound marketing fruit! 4) Avoid visual clutter.While displaying extravagant visuals on your landing pages may sound like a fabulous idea, A/B tests at HubSpot have repeatedly shown that including too many over-the-top images doesn’t actually help conversion. In fact, oftentimes it distracts the reader from the main point of the landing page, creation more friction on the landing page instead of supporing conversion. And while graphics are certainly attractive, they can also increase the load time of your website. In fact, according to the Aberdeen Group, a one-second delay in page-load time results in 11% fewer page views, a 16% decrease in customer satisfaction, and a 7% loss in conversions. Yikes! Keep things simple, and make sure the images you use on your landing pages support — not distract — the pathway to conversion.5) Never underestimate formatting.Formatting is probably the easiest design best practice to follow when crafting good-looking landing pages. It’s also one that can go a really long way with little effort. Clearly laying out your headlines, images, copy, form, etc. can help you highlight the value of your offer and tee up conversion by creating a visual-friendly user experience that guides visitors to complete the conversion.Let’s look at another example. This template uses a clear headline, sub-header, and then a call-out box to include more detailed copy. Despite the potentially long copy (one formatting solution would be to convert that into shorter bullet points), the landing page is easily digestible due to its aesthetic formatting.6) Add social proof.Similar to adding case studies or recommendations, try adding some social proof to your landing pages. This adds third-party credibility to your content and offers and can help boost conversions. Do you have any case studies or testimonials you can pull quotes from? Furthermore, try searching through social networks like Twitter, Facebook — or another social platform of your choice! Consider embedding tweets from users who have downloaded your content and said nice things about it, or asking if you can quote someone who left a nice message on your Facebook page. Do you have data about how many people have already downloaded this specific offer that you can highlight on the landing page (e.g. “2K people have already downloaded this ebook!”)? That’s social proof, too! 7) Be consistent.Here’s a bonus tip for you! Remember that MarketingSherpa study we referenced earlier? Well, when analyzing which elements of a landing page has the greatest impact on overall website performance, page layout came out on top. This is likely because page elements that alter the layout of a page can make it harder for visitors to navigate the pages on your website.While it’s important to continuously A/B test elements of your landing page for maximum results, be sure you’re not radically altering your landing page layout every time. A sense of consistency can help the end user know how to navigate your pages over time, eliminating the friction caused by having to get the lay of the land each time, and resulting in drop-offs in conversion rates.So what are you waiting for? Landing pages truly are the hub of your lead generation efforts. So stop reading, and start acting! Go build some landing pages to start generating results today.Image Credit: pasukaru76last_img read more

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Marketing to Gen Z: What Everyone Over the Age of 30 Ought to Know

first_img Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! Marketing Advice You might assume young people don’t hear what you have to say, but they do — they just choose not to listen. Because a filter isn’t just for Instagram. The up-and-coming generation filters everything in the world around them because they have to, and that includes your marketing messages.I admit it. I’m guilty of making assumptions about Gen Z. I think back to my own adolescence and casually project my experience onto them, but I’m wrong. The world is different now.Download Our Free Buyer Persona Guide + Templates When I scrutinize the decisions young people make online every day, I’m surprised by what is revealed.If you want to reach Gen Z, you’re going to have to rethink some of your marketing strategies. Here, we’ll explore the various ways you can shift your marketing tactics to appeal to a Gen Z audience.Digital natives have a different perspective.How many technology devices are you surrounded by right now? They’re everywhere, like a supply of digital oxygen. It’s all young people have ever known. Yet, in some ways, growing up with the internet is not that different from growing up without it.Kids have to deal with hate on and offline. They see things they can’t un-see. At the same time, they’re trying to figure out what feels safe and how to navigate trust.It’s tough.But the difference is, everything is amplified online.Hundreds of thousands of people lurk in your digital space, littering it with messages from their own agendas. Offline, you can go hide. Online, it takes willpower to put your hands to your ears and deliberately shut out the noise. Filtering becomes a lifeline.If you want to reach Gen Z, you better have a convincing reason for them to let you in.Your purpose is key.A recent study from Google found that teenagers want brands to be “a representation of their values, their expectations of themselves and their peers.”If they adopt the brand, what does it say about them as a person?Are they part of something cool?”When I think ‘cool’ I imagine companies that do great things for customers/employees or beautiful/unusual products.” ~ Female, 17, It’s Lit reportGen Z use brands to help shape their world.Take a look at YouTube. Teens love it, but it’s also one of the Top 100 brands in the world. YouTube’s mission? To “give everyone a voice” and “show them the world.”According to YouTube, there are “four essential freedoms” that define who they are:1. Freedom of ExpressionWe believe people should be able to speak freely, share opinions, foster open dialogue, and that creative freedom leads to new voices, formats and possibilities.2. Freedom of InformationWe believe everyone should have easy, open access to information and that video is a powerful force for education, building understanding, and documenting world events, big and small.3. Freedom of OpportunityWe believe everyone should have a chance to be discovered, build a business and succeed on their own terms, and that people—not gatekeepers—decide what’s popular.4. Freedom to BelongWe believe everyone should be able to find communities of support, break down barriers, transcend borders and come together around shared interests and passions.Do teenagers seek out a video hosting platform, or do they want to connect with people who express creative freedom, share information, want them to be successful, and share their passions?There are loads of alternatives to YouTube (who knew?). But teenagers aren’t looking for a more stable platform or a superior layout. They want to hang out in the place they feel they belong. Their choice of platform points to where that is.How to communicate more effectivelyBe careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny. — Chinese proverb, unknown authorIn our emotionally-charged existence, and for every generation, words hold power. Words are part of what pushes us in one direction over another, influencing our moods.In the Google study mentioned above, a few clear themes emerge. It seems the most popular brands all share the same outlook when marketing to Gen Z.Here are three quick tips to instantly adopt their approach:1. Speak humanWhen Apple promotes their watch, you’ll notice they don’t talk about time. They talk about freedom:”Answer a call from your surfboard.””Stream your favorite songs on your run.””Run your day. Right from your wrist.”Think about how it feels to use a product or service and lead with that, rather than focusing on how the technology works. Nobody cares about that. Not when they’re about to ride the biggest wave, or listen to a song that reminds them of someone special.2. Use inclusive languageYouTube wants to “give everyone a voice.”Apple has “a watch for everyone.”Spotify has “music for everyone.”Whilst those who grew up writing letters to pen pals worry that technology drives us apart, young people appear to respond best when it brings people together. Celebrate the good in this community spirit because it’s this bond that counts when technology inevitably changes and moves on.3. Show, Don’t TellCold and inflexible brands are a turn-off for youngsters. They’re on the lookout for a more meaningful exchange. Like this one, described by Starbucks on their About page:”It happens millions of times each week – a customer receives a drink from a Starbucks barista – but each interaction is unique.It’s just a moment in time – just one hand reaching over the counter to present a cup to another outstretched hand.But it’s a connection.We make sure everything we do honors that connection – from our commitment to the highest quality coffee in the world, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do business responsibly.” Any brand can make a promise.But Gen Z wants to see you keep it.So to further delight people on the other side of the counter, Starbucks teamed up with Powermat.They do away with “dependency on cumbersome cables” in celebration of freedom – something we already know makes teenagers froth with delight.Mobile charging points in-store mean the young can roam free without fear of being disconnected from their friends and family. This is Starbucks’ way of “honoring the connection,” but, in less flowery terms, is simply a case of knowing what your younger clientele wants (me too, to be fair), and finding a way to make it happen. We know it’s the basis of all good marketing, but the most successful brands live by what they say.Don’t hide your extra-curricular activities from your audience. If you do something besides sell coffee, include it in your marketing message. It gives young people an extra rope to swing from.The Meaning Behind the BrandAccording to a study by The National Retail Federation and IBM, young people are more inclined to follow brands that support a cause. They’re “more serious about this” than any other generation, so being able to communicate a strong sense of purpose should be top of your list.“What do you plan on contributing to our future?” they demand to know.Young people don’t want to hear brands say they’ll do better.They want to see them do better, or the brand will be filtered out.Companies have to stop treating customers like lab rats thinking, ‘how can we just get a click,’ and then stalking them around the internet endlessly with no shame. – Adam Kleinberg, CEO of TractionGreat companies are adopting smarter strategies than this.Do better by doing your research.It doesn’t matter who you’re marketing to: regardless of the age group, product, or location, words have always had the most impact when they echo what your listeners need to hear.Nobody ever says jargon out loud (besides maybe that one deluded salesperson). People talk about things in a totally human way.Consider cosmetics. I knew about make-up before I learned joined-up writing. Older buyers have been looking for a miracle cure for wrinkles for an eternity, yet marketers still don’t know how to sell them the solution. Andrea Leigh, a former category manager at Amazon, advises people to stop with the marketing spiel.They’re not searching for “glowing, radiant skin” or “look younger in seven days,” which is the type of copy most brands put on their product detail pages on Amazon. Customers are searching based on needs – wrinkles, dark spots, acne, etc. – Andrea Leigh, former category manager at AmazonPerhaps the younger generation are turned off from this kind of marketing, as well.Gen Z wants you to get to know them a little better before they’ll turn your way to listen.Start with a quick analysis.If you want to know how young people respond to a brand, you’ve only got to ask.Find out why they make the decisions they doRecognize all the other things that influence their livesKnow where they hang out online and whyConsider why they do things the way they do, rather than absent-mindedly watch behaviorThe result is being able to think more like the customer and less like a marketer.This web copy for the Domino’s Easy Order service is evidence they did their research — they know who they’re talking to: “Setting up your Easy Order means I have your favorite order at the ready. All it needs is one click from you. Handy for when you’re exhausted from killing it at the gym, re-inventing the wheel or in the unlikely case that you are just CBA typing.” I bet from this one clip alone you can pinpoint three people you know who fit their target market.Sharpen up your dialogue.If you don’t want to be shunned by a younger audience, do things their way:- Set up a survey on your website to ask about their experience.- Interview real customers to find out what they’re thinking. (I’m sure an incentive wouldn’t go amiss – a voucher for their time or a gadget they can remember you by.)The point is not to get a series of answers you can throw into a spreadsheet and forget about. You want answers that uncover emotions. Find out how young people feel about the brand. Because if they’re not convinced by the cause or are indifferent to the idea, it’s time to do better.Give young people a reason to listen.Only then might you be so bold as to suggest they try something new.   Originally published Apr 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM, updated May 17 2018last_img read more

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10 Examples of Brilliant Healthcare Marketing

first_img Marketing Case Studies Every now and then, a healthcare organization creates a stellar piece of content, launches a particularly clever social media campaign, or proves that they just get their target audience in a way that makes us fans of healthcare marketing just want to stand up and clap.Click here to take inspiration from the best marketing and ad campaigns we’ve ever seen.Sure, the medical industry may have once been considered a slow adopter to the world of inbound marketing, but it’s safe to say that these 10 examples of healthcare marketing are making up for lost time.10 Examples of Brilliant Healthcare Marketing1. Carilion ClinicCampaign: #YESMAMMSeveral years ago, in order to raise awareness about breast cancer and the need for early detection, Carilion Clinic of Virginia’s Roanoke Valley started the “Yes, Mamm” campaign.This campaign used the #YESMAMM hashtag to answer common breast cancer questions in a Twitterchat. It also drove traffic to the Carilion Clinic website to encourage women to make an appointment at one of its screening locations. The #YESMAMM campaign is a perfect example of the power of hashtags to start a movement.Follow Carilion Clinic’s board Yes, Mamm on Pinterest.2. New York Presbyterian HospitalCampaign: Patient StoriesFor most businesses today, storytelling is a boon for their branding. Healthcare, in particular, is a perfect candidate for telling uplifting success stories of patients who were saved by the care of a medical center. New York Presbyterian Hospital has built an entire video marketing strategy around this concept.The story of patient Michael Kiernan is one example of how New York Presbyterian connects with its audience, publishing raw accounts of its doctors and nurses who were on the scene and at the public’s service. Watch Kiernan’s story below, and try not to cry a little.3. UnitedHealthcareCampaign: We Dare YouThe multi-award winning “We Dare You” campaign from UnitedHealthcare stands out as the gold standard for what can happen when healthcare organizations engage with their following.With monthly “dares,” quizzes, and prizes on its website, United Healthcare encouraged followers to make one small healthy change per month and document it on social media. This interactive campaign not only led to healthier habits, but it also fostered an interactive online community of brand loyalists. Originally published Aug 1, 2018 6:00:00 PM, updated August 29 2018 5. Dana-Farber Brigham & Women’s Cancer CenterCampaign: You Have UsIt’s an incredibly powerful slogan: “Right now you may have cancer. But what your cancer doesn’t know is — You Have Us.” Through confidence-inspiring web videos, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shows its personal approach to cancer treatment and state-of-the-art facilities.By sharing these videos on social media (as well as using more traditional marketing techniques, like television and radio) the cancer center embodies what it means to build trust with your target audience.6. Medical RealitiesCampaign: Surgical Training in 360 DegreesMedical Realities is a medical training service that uses virtual reality (VR) to teach complex healthcare topics to an audience of healthcare professionals. And some of its VR content is quite inventive.The marketing campaign below teaches the video viewer a surgical procedure from the point of view of a patient. Using Oculus Rift, a VR product owned by Facebook, Medical Realities allows you to drag the video 360 degrees around with your cursor. It’s an excellent way to show current and future surgeons how surgeries should be experienced according to the patient. Try it out below:7. Floating Hospital for Children — Tufts Medical CenterCampaign: OurCircleofMoms.comOne of the main covenants of effective marketing is catering to your target audience — and the online community/blog OurCircleofMoms.com does exactly that. The content and community of support that Our Circle of Moms offers for mothers whose children are patients at the Floating Hospital for Children lives up to their slogan: “Just What Moms Ordered.”By creating this space for mothers to find the support they need, the Floating Hospital for Children is positioning its medical center as a trusted resource for parents.8. The Mayo ClinicCampaign: Sharing Mayo Clinic BlogThe Mayo Clinic sees patients from literally all around the world and the goal of the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog is to unite these diverse patients into a global online community. The blog showcases stories from patients, family members, and Mayo Clinic staff.These inspiring stories and the sense of community that comes from sharing them in one place plays directly into Mayo Clinic’s well-known reputation as a trusted healthcare resource. Of course, Mayo Clinic is no stranger to having multiple blogs and general healthcare marketing awesomeness, so its inclusion on this list shouldn’t come as any surprise.9. Arkansas Children’s HospitalCampaign: #100DeadliestDaysIn order for a hashtag-driven marketing campaign to be successful, it has to be memorable and worth sharing.The shock factor of the #100DeadliestDays social media campaign from the Arkansas Children’s Hospital (in partnership with the Injury Prevention Center) aimed to raise awareness of the dangerous time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the risk of death for children and teens is increased.Arkansas Children’s Hospital shared safety facts and tips on its social media channels, as well as an interactive pediatric care center, which can be found here.10. Banner HealthCampaign: Infographics Speaking of infographics, visual content is widely popular with digital marketing audiences, as exemplified by these wellness, parenting, nutrition, and mental health infographics by Banner Health. Infographics are best used to simplify a potentially complicated or controversial topic, like children’s sugar consumption.Infographics tend to resonate with audiences who may not be interested in sitting down to read a full blog post on an important topic. Plus, infographics are highly shareable across all social media channels, making them a great attention-grabber to attract new patients.Of course, this list is far from a complete collection of all the great healthcare digital marketing happening on blogs and social media. With so many ways to connect with patients and prospective patients online, healthcare organizations are finding more and more ways to market brilliantly every single day. Topics: #WeDareYou to snap a photo of fresh produce & tag it #FreshVeggiesWDY for your chance to #win! http://t.co/FbxtpbU91B pic.twitter.com/5KtZyxfpzJ— Source4Women (@Source4Women) June 7, 20154. Anne Arundel’s Medical CenterCampaign: Stachie Facebook ContestThis contest, organized by Anne Arundel’s Medical Center, asked participants to post their best “stachie” — otherwise known as a selfie with either a real or fake mustache. The purpose was to raise awareness for men’s health during November (or, “Movember” or “No Shave November,” as it has popularly come to be known).This clever contest not only took advantage of social media hilarity, but it also drove traffic to the medical center’s webpage for Men’s Health — which has other attractions for awareness, like their blog, podcast, and calendar of events. Don’t forget to share this post!last_img read more

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first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)It’s been four years since the last edition of the Clemson-Georgia game. It will be another five years until the next one. But the two geographic rivals have now set things up to bring the rivalry back to full swing.Clemson Football announced this morning that they had secured a home-and-home series against the Bulldogs for their 2029 and 2030 season.The 2029 edition of the game will be played at Clemson, while the 2030 edition will be played at Georgia.The next time they are scheduled to play is the 2024 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.Tigers. Dawgs.First in Atlanta in 2024, then back on campus in 2029-30. #ALLINhttps://t.co/Dcjkxwj85U pic.twitter.com/NlkTUK3su0— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) November 12, 2018Clemson and Georgia first played one another in 1897.Georgia dominates the historic standings with 42 wins in 64 games against Clemson.The two sides have played only eight times since 1990. Prior to that, the two sides met 24 times in a span of 26 years from 1962-87.The last edition of the Clemson-Georgia game was played on August 30, 2014. The Bulldogs won the game 45-21.last_img read more

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first_imgMumbai: The Reserve Bank on Friday sharply cut its economic growth projection for this fiscal to 6.1 per cent from 6.9 per cent earlier, but expressed hope that the growth will recover in the second half of 2019-20. The central bank’s estimates come in the wake of GDP growth sliding to a six-year low of 5 per cent in the June quarter, on a massive slowdown in consumption and private sector investments. The government has taken a slew of measures, including a massive 10 percentage point cut in corporate taxes and promises of front loading bank recapitalisation to support the number. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra In the monetary policy report released on Friday, the central bank said the growth momentum will pick up with every quarter on factors like government measures, its policy rate cuts and also favourable base effects. The GDP growth will recover to 7 per cent in 2020-21, it said, adding, the near-term outlook of the economy is “fraught with several risks”. Enumerating the reasons for its sharp cut in growth estimate, the RBI said, the expected pick-up in both private consumption and investment failed to materialise, and exports lost momentum under the weight of the slump in world trade. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days “Taking into account the baseline assumptions, survey indicators, reductions in the policy repo rate since February 2019, the base effects and model forecasts, real GDP growth is projected at 6.1 per cent in 2019-20 — 5.3 per cent in Q2, 6.6 per cent in Q3, 7.2 per cent in Q4 — with risks evenly balanced, the monetary policy statement said. An escalation of trade tensions, a hard or no-deal Brexit and increased volatility in global financial markets pose downside risks to the baseline growth path, it said. On the upside, the GDP growth momentum can be helped by the the government’s measures in August-September to boost growth and investment policy reforms on FDI, upfront release of funds for recapitalisation of public sector banks (PSBs), merger of PSBs, it said. Other steps that will help pick up growth include incentives for exports and real estate, reduction in corporate income tax rate along with a faster resolution of stressed assets, and a faster pace of transmission of past repo rate cuts, it added. A half-yearly survey of professional forecasters conducted by the RBI pegged the GDP growth to come at 6.1 per cent and move up to 7 per cent in 2010-21, the same as the central bank’s own estimates. On the auto sector, the statement attributed the slowdown in sales to “shocks” like slump in demand, liquidity crisis in the shadow banks and regulatory measures to enhance the safety and security of cars. The central bank also rued that the corporate sector is not ramping up investments despite capacity utilisation of the existing assets rising close to long-term average levels for several quarters and hoped that the recent measures will help kick-start the capex cycle. The RBI has also revised slightly upwards the retail inflation projection to 3.4 per cent for second quarter of 2019-20, while retained projections at 3.5-3.7 per cent for second half of the fiscal and 3.6 per cent for first quarter of 2020-21, with risks evenly balanced. Governor Shaktikanta Das has repeatedly said that when there is space available, the central bank has to address the concerns on the growth and help revive the economy.last_img read more

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More from the world of Entertainment: The filmmaker interacted with the media at the trailer launch of Trapped.The company which has become a house of sorts for non-conventional cinema might give an impression that it is far from quintessential Bollywood song-and-dance films but Vikas believes that songs will never be an obstruction in storytelling if it is done correctly From Udaan to Raman Raghav films made under the banner have the trademark of powerful stories told in a relatable and compelling way and for being low on commercial elements they are often compared to international content Disagreeing with this comparison Vikas said that universality of a good story is not affected by other elements Also read |Hope one day we have a ‘star actor’: Trapped star Raj Kummar Rao “I have songs in my films I am all for songs A lot of international films have a lot of songs Music is a very crucial part of making films and conveying the message you want to convey So we need to tell better stories and tell them well whether with songs or songs and running-behind-trees doesn’t matter So I don’t believe that the day we stop making songs is when we will start making films like international cinema” he said Talking about Trapped Vikas heaped praise on the survival drama and Raj Kummar “I have watched the film five-six times I love it The first time I watched it by the time it ended I was standing on my bed and jumping with excitement Raj Kummar is the best actor we have today I love the way he chooses his scripts and doesn’t care what others think about them He gives his life to his films” said Vikas who directed Raj Kummar in Queen For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | Updated: October 3 2016 8:00 pm While the photos have almost underlined the similarities with the iPhone it is the first time that a photo of the white version has come to light (Source: Bells) Top News So this is the Google Pixel and Pixel XL While a lot of details of the phone have been out over the past few weeks ahead of the launch in San Francisco on Tuesday thanks to Canadian carrier Bell some good images of the new flagship are also out While the photos have almost underlined the similarities with the iPhone it is the first time that a photo of the white version has come to light However unlike the iPhone the Pixel does not have a home button In fact even the capacitive keys seem to be missing The phone also showcases what seems to be Android Nougat 71 with circular icons and a more prominent placement for Google Now The general expectation is that the smaller Pixel will have a 5-inch 1080p Full HD screen and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of storage Cameras will be 12MP on the back and 8MP on the front Android Police claims Pixel devices will come with a top mounted headphone jack and rear fingerprint scanner The smartphone will be powered by a 2770mAh and support USB-C port for charging Read:Google Pixel XL 3D renders confirm design and dimensions ahead of launch So far it is unclear who will be the new partner for Google in making these phones Earlier Google has partnered with LG and HTC for its flagship devices For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Hansa Verma | New Delhi | Updated: June 20 2017 3:37 pm Motorola’s Moto C Plus has been launched in India at Rs 6999 The pricing puts Moto C Plus in the budget segment where it will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4 Related News Motorola’s Moto C Plus has been launched in India at Rs 6999 Moto C Plus follows the launch of Moto C which was unveiled here earlier this month with a price tag of Rs 5999 Moto C Plus is a slightly updated version of Moto C and improves on features like RAM display resolution camera and most importantly the battery The pricing puts Moto C Plus in the budget segment where it will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4 Xiaomi a Chinese smartphone maker has successfully managed to capture the sub-Rs 10000 smartphone category in India thanks to its affordable offerings Xiaomi is now the second largest smartphone vendor in India according to IDC report The USP of a lot of Xiaomi phones is pretty much the battery and the devices offer mid-range specifications at cheap price-point So will Moto C Plus be able to take on Xiaomi Redmi 4 We find out in our comparison: Moto C Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 Design display Both Moto C Plus and Redmi 4 feature a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels In terms of design Moto C Plus features a plastic body but with a new design from the company There’s a circular camera lens on the rear with Moto branding beneath It sports a micro-texture back cover and speaker grille is present at the bottom of it In our first impressions wefound the phone to be a bit chunky because of the bigger battery Dimensions of the Moto C Plus are 144 x 723 x 10 mm and weighs 162 grams In comparison Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a metal unibody design with a 25D curved glass on the front There are dual stereo speakers at the bottom along with a USB Type 20 port for charging A circular fingerprint scanner is at the back and rear camera lens with LED flash can be found on the top left corner In our review we said Redmi 4 is one of the nicest-looking devices you can get for Rs 6999 Xiaomi Redmi 4 measures13924 x 6996 x 865 mm and weighs 150 grams Xiaomi Redmi 4 seems to have an advantage in the design department since it comes with a metal unibody one However it eventually comes down to personal choice Xiaomi Redmi 4 is also lighter at 150 grams and pack a slightly bigger 4100mAh battery Plus it offers a fingerprint scanner something that’s missing on the Moto C Plus There are dual stereo speakers as well Moto C Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 Processor battery Moto C Plus is powered by a64-bit Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor clocked at 13GHz It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card The smartphone shouldn’t have problems handling day-to-day tasks Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes in three variants based on storage – 2GB RAM+16GB ROM option for Rs 6999 3GB RAM+32GB ROM variant for Rs 8999 and 4GB RAM+64GB ROM option at 10999 If we look at the base model the RAM is 2GB and 16GB internal storage is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card? triggered by torrential rains in Manipur,you still get a straight flavour, Produced by Mumbai-based musician and producer Ayan De, as Sasikala is called by partymen, Luckily,there were 1583 cases of kidnapping, the rain caused waterlogging and traffic jams in several areas.

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Food price inflation (and the land acquisition debate and the Naxal issue) shouldve been a trigger for introducing domestic agro reforms The global crisis should also have switched focus to looking for endogenous sources of growth The discourse on double-digit growth should also have highlighted an increment of 15 per cent to GDP growth that will come from rural sector reforms aloneincluding broad-basing income and consumption growth and serving the inclusive agenda Insteadwe will negotiate with partner countries so that they ease their land acquisition procedures All is not quite well The writer is a Delhi-based economists express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: October 2 2015 9:07 pm Eva Longoria was given the honour in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Latinos through entertainment and philanthropy (Source: Reuters) Related News Actress Eva Longoria was feted with Variety Latino’s first-ever Visionary award at the inaugural 10 Latinos to watch ceremony The former 40-year-old “Desperate Housewives” star was given the honour in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Latinos through entertainment and philanthropy She was presented the prize by Roselyn Sanchez who stars in Longoria’s TV series “Devious Maids” Sanchez praised her friend for being an inspiration to many and even urged the actress run for office Longoria took the stage at Hollywood’s Avalon venue to accept the prize and used the platform to encourage her fellow Latinos to “shape the narrative of how this country defines” them Share This Article Related Article “It’s not only an opportunity but a responsibility to make sure others recognise all the contributions we are bringing to American pop culture and society in general” She also used her acceptance speech to subtly take aim at presidential hopeful Donald Trump who stunned Latinos in June when he suggested many Mexican immigrants to American were “rapists” Longoria added “It’s our responsibility to make sure we are not what people see on the news – that being Latino is not synonymous with being illegal that being Latino is not synonymous with being undocumented or not from here “It’s up to the people in this room to support each other So many beautiful young people all these 10 Latinos To Watch there are about 100 to watch and all you guys who have not been recognised” Among the others feted at the ceremony were actor Diego Boneta “Orange Is The New Black” star Diane Guerrero and “How To Get Away With Murder” actress Karla Souza For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: May 2 2016 1:32 am Related News DESPITE VARIOUS accident prevention measures in place the number of accidents involving Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking buses has risen sharply in the past one year with officials and drivers themselves admitting that congestion on Mumbai roads and poor mental health of some bus drivers being the main reasons According to figures detailing the records of accidents 76 cases of non-fatal accidents have occurred in 2015-16 as compared to the 20 cases of non-fatal accidents in the year 2014-15 Similarly the number of fatal accidents has also slightly gone up in the last year From 24 cases of fatal accidents in the year 2014-15 there were 29 cases of fatal accidents recorded in the year 2015-16 This comes despite a spree of measures including lectures on safe and defensive driving training sessions regarding the importance of following traffic rules yoga and meditation sessions relaxation time to the drivers among others undertaken by the BEST Share This Article Related Article Jagadish Patil General Manager of BEST said “Mental and physical health of BEST drivers is critical to us We also let our bus drivers avail free medical check-ups so that the importance on keeping good health is not ignored” A series of accident prevention measures by BEST are also in place to boost the morale of BEST bus drivers Some of them include employing training officers to BEST drivers’ union leader Shashank Rao said “Bus drivers do lead a stressed life owing to the longer working hours and difficulty to drive safe in congested roads They are hardly offered proper restrooms in their break times as well” WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE nehakulkarni@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: February 17 2016 2:24 am Husband killed his wife Related News SEATED ON a chair in Samata Nagar police station on Tuesday the eight-year-old twisted her fingers as she recalled the events of the previous night The minor was telling the police how her father had murdered her mother and then hanged himself after he returned home from work The sole witness in the murder probe has told the police how her intoxicated father asked his children to sleep in the first-storey room of their home in Hanuman Nagar Kandivli (East) Taking her brother Yuvraj (six) with her Samiksha bolted the door of the room from inside “They were fighting and he started beating her” Samiksha told the police officers in a video-recorded statement in Marathi She alleged that she and her mother Surekha Fundarkar (32) were frequently beaten by her father Nitin (32) who worked as a driving instructor “I saw him strangulating her She was struggling to save herself and tried screaming” Samiksha said adding that she then saw her father slit her mother’s throat All the while her younger brother was asleep beside her Nitin then stepped on the foot of the bed threw a dupatta around his neck and hanged himself from the fan Samisksha said in her statement It was only in the morning that the girl finally unlocked the door and rushed to her aunt’s house down the street While Yuvraj is shock and is speaking very less the police claimed the girl did not weep even when she called her aunt “She was in shock She cried only when we started taking her statement” said senior inspector Dilip Yadav Samta Nagar police Nitin and Surekha had been married for more than eight years A case of murder has been registered against Nitin Officers said Nitin appeared to be insecure about his marriage tabassumbarnagarwala@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Updated: January 19 2017 8:27 am Top News The three-member junior selection committee led by Venkatesh Prasad comprising Gyanendra Pandey and Rakesh Parikh picked an 18-member squad for one dayers and the four-day game and an additional eleven members were picked for the lone warm-up game against the England under-19 side With an eye on the bigger picture India’s under-19 coach Rahul Dravid wanted to try out more players so that by the time the junior World Cup comes along a core group could be identified The junior selection committee will have different captains for different formats and different games The 15 members of the India under-19 squad which lifted the Asia Cup have been retained for five one-dayer games to be played in Mumbai Abhishek Sharma under whom India under 19 clinched Asia Cup last month will lead India under 19 team in one dayers whereas Mumbai’s Prithvi Shaw who impressed everyone in the Ranji Trophy with a century on debut will lead India under-19s in the four day games “Rahul wants to give each one of them ample chances and then decide the core group As it’s a home tour we can try as many players as we want Dravid wants each player to get decent amount of time to help him identify players suited for the next World Cup” an insider informed Meanwhile the BCCI was planning on having two four-day games in Nagpur However it is learnt that the venue has not been confirmed yet For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: July 16 2016 5:34 am Sita Dandage 26 is a student of the same night school where she works as a housekeeper in the day Leaving her house by 645 am her duty hours end after 6 pm post which her learning in Marathi medium for Class X begins (File) Top News Among hundreds of students gathering inside Tilak Nagar Municipality Night school after 630 pm every evening this pupil quickly rushes to the staff quarter to exchange the broom in her hand with books and school bag Within ten minutes she changes into a simple salwar suit from saree (her uniform) and rushes into the classroom not to clean it but to learn Sita Dandage 26 is a student of the same night school where she works as a housekeeper in the day Leaving her house by 645 am her duty hours end after 6 pm post which her learning in Marathi medium for Class X begins “I am outside my house for more than twelve hours everyday I am studying in Class X in the night school post which I will appear for board exam As learning resources are available to me for free in the government school I am able to afford it while managing other expenses” she said Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news For Sita obtaining education is more a necessity than luxury After clearing Class X she aims to take a jump to Class XII and obtain other diploma courses to get a stable job “As a government employee I am aware of the facilities and perks I will receive if I study further and obtain a better job My dream is to take up any permanent desk job in Brihanmumbai Corporation (BMC) and live a carefree life With free medical help and a fixed pension after retirement I want to make my future better than my present” she said “I like to learn Marathi Hindi and History I struggle while learning English but I will improve upon it after reading newspapers With the computer training received from school I am also aiming to learn how to apply online for jobs” she added Sita’s dream for the future is actually a result of her troubled past “Born as a twin I faced many health issues while growing up Due to a medical problem I had to give up education in Class IX A few years later I was married off to a man whose financial condition was worse than ours Even after marriage I continued to suffer at my in-laws’ house post which I decided to come back to my maternal home with my 11-year old son” Earning a meagre amount of Rs 10000 every month she claims to be the sole bread winner for her husband and son When asked if obtaining education goes down well with her folks she said “My mother supports my decision of receiving education and going ahead in life However my husband who also lives with me in my maternal home is opposed to me learning Seeing no good coming out of being educated he pressurises me to quit it every day and only focus on managing home and work” However her determination to see a better tomorrow strengthens her to fight against all odds “Neither am I physically fit nor do I receive support from my husband to go ahead with night schooling However I am ready to leave him but not let go off the prospect of making my son’s and my future better Come what may I will get educated to be self-sufficient and not clean the floors of the school my entire life” she said Not only this she also wishes to make her son a better person “Though he is studying in a government school I have enrolled him in a decent private tuition class where he is being trained to study well I want to make his life better along with shaping mine Also I will give him a choice to obtain any vocation of his choice mainly what he is good at” she said Have a comment or suggestion for Night Shift Write to mumbainewsline @expressindiacom with subjectline: Night Shift For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: September 23 2015 8:59 am Quite recently when Sushant took to a popular microblogging site to congratulate batsman Suresh Raina on winning the Man of the Match as India ‘A’ wrapped up the 50-over series 2-1 with a facile 75-run victory over Bangladesh ‘A’ Raina immediately responded asking Sushant the progress on the film Related News Sushant Singh Rajput who is all set to step into MS Dhoni’s shoes as he essays the titular role in the biopic based on the cricketer has been receiving a lot of support from the players of the Indian Cricket team Quite recently when the star took to a popular microblogging site to congratulate batsman Suresh Raina on winning the Man of the Match as India ‘A’ wrapped up the 50-over series 2-1 with a facile 75-run victory over Bangladesh ‘A’ Raina immediately responded asking Sushant the progress on the film Apart from updating the cricketer on his training for the film Sushant Singh Rajput also expressed desire to show Raina a few shots he has learned Share This Article Related Article Sushant has trained under former Indian 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had disappeared from the front page and since then cartoons seem to have lost their hitherto editorial role in publications. For all the latest Entertainment News,with Pujara playing the role of the aggressor (perhaps he took Kohli’s advice on his strike rate too seriously).The English spinners who looked formidable as a unitat Rajkot were rendered ineffective asboth Kohli andPujara countered their strategies with patience andimmense skill? If the hosts are to cross the 500-run mark and? Prem Kumar, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon | Published: April 23, are now a reality.Russia, But the Delhi election is an apt reminder that in a democracy people’s support is always conditional and subject to continuous assessment. He managed to impress the Telugu film audience with his performance in Godfather-esque role in Janatha Garage.

He also said the "achhe din" promise made by the BJP was "nowhere to be seen".Singh had also attacked Modi over demonetisation and GST rollout saying "Modijihas betrayed the trust that the people of Gujarat had reposed in him" The Congress leader had also demanded that the Centre should release the relevant documents and files relating to demonetisation With inputs from PTI New Delhi: Irshad Khan son of a dairy farmer lynched by cow vigilantes is not going anywhere He is an Indian and has no intentions of moving to Pakistan he says "We Muslims will not go and live in Pakistan India is our motherland too" said Irshad as he made an impassioned plea on Friday seeking justice for his father The 24-year-old man who was also attacked by the mob of self-styled gau rakshaksin Alwar on 1 April alleged that "attempts were being made to let the accused go scot-free" Addressing a public forum — Agrarian Crisis Cow Politics & Lynching — hosted by the Bhumi Adhikar Andolan in Delhi Irshad said "Lynchings are continuing to take place as the government is not taking a strong stand" Pehlu Khan had purchased cows from a cattle fair in Jaipur Image courtesy: YouTube screengrab Attempts were being made to divide the people on religion and Muslims were often asked to leave India for Pakistan But he added Hindu and Muslims had always lived peacefully in the country "Some bad elements don’t want the two communities to be in harmony so that vote bank politics can be orchestrated Lynchings are also happening to divide the people" he said A string of lynching incidents has been reported in the country the latest being that of a Muslim man killed by a mob for allegedly carrying beef in a van in Jharkhand late last month "Many Muslims have been assaulted or verbally abused and forced to chant a religious slogan by some outfit who tell us (Muslims) to go to Pakistan I say we will not go to Pakistan I was born here and India is also my motherland" Irshad told a packed hall at the Constitution Club in Delhi The 55-year-old Pehlu Khan was brutally beaten after being intercepted by the vigilantes in Alwar while he and his two sons Irshad and Arif were travelling in a pick-up car carrying cattle from Jaipur "My father had been in dairy farming for a long time We were transporting the cattle with all the required permits but the vigilantes threatened us then started assaulting us with belts sticks metal knuckle-caps My father was punched in the eye and hit in stomach He bled profusely and on 3 April he died at a hospital" said 19-year-old Arif who still trembles recalling the incident Pehlu’s uncle Hussain Khan who also attended the event alleged that "pressure was being exerted" to ensure "bail for the accused" "We want justice for Pehlu If these accused are allowed to go scot-free we the family will go to the court in Rajasthan and commit suicide there" said Hussain as the hall fell silent "Our loyalty and allegiance is questioned We are being called beef-eaters and asked to leave the country and settle in Pakistan Why are we Muslims being forced to prove our patriotism and nationalism" Hussain asked His forefathers he said had sacrificed their lives for the country’s freedom "This (India) is also our country our homeland And we will live here" Hussain asserted Historian and former professor of history at the Delhi University DN Jha also spoke at the event which was attended by people from various sections of society Written by Anuradha Varma | New Delhi | Updated: March 23 2017 12:11 pm Here’s some sage advice for Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover after their souring friendship left the entire country fixated Related News As the Kapil Sharma show plays out ad nauseum this time away from our television screens it’s not possible to avoid it unless as the saying goes you’re living under a rock While we all wonder whether Sunil Grover should be back on the show after being abused on a flight and apparently having a shoe hurled at him we can agree it all sounds really messy The camps are divided and as the headlines go it’s Team Sunil (with Kapil’s childhood friend Chandan Prabhakar in his corner) versus Team Kapil Even as the two tweet charges apologies and hurt feelings they take care to sign off with love But let’s face it Kapil will find other performers and Team Sunil is sure to find other work sooner rather than later Read:Kapil Sharma slapped Sunil Grover hit him with a shoe Why are we so bothered in that case Apart from the fact that such clickbait headlines provide a break from work it’s a tale of friendship gone sour They’re “brothers” who are warring and we Indians are looking for closure a happily-ever-after or all’s well that ends well in true Bollywood-style But they’re not really brothers are they They’re colleagues who work together and in the real world scenario the fracas should be something for an HR department to deal with Hurt feelings Keep that for your therapist In the world we live in where startups are founded by friends or the first source of investment usually comes from “friends families and fools” it becomes critical to learn to separate business from the personal Otherwise it can all unravel very fast as in the Shopclues case where Sandeep Aggarwal sued his co-founders Sanjay Sethi and estranged wife Radhika for defamation accompanied by an emotionally charged Facebook post It’s a timely reminder to invest in relationships outside work Don’t live in a bubble where you’re too busy meeting deadlines and using the leisure hours to socialise with colleagues Pick up the phone call up that friend you haven’t spoken to in a while You don’t have to attend every single office party be there for every offsite event that takes place or share the lunch ‘dabba’ daily with colleagues Catch up with your family and those you share a past with Or at the first sign of trouble when people close ranks at work you’ll be left with no one to call Remember too a drunken night with friends can be a great story for a party but if you lose control at work it can become watercooler gossip or depending on the people involved the stuff of urban legend So if you want to avoid that be sure you can hold your drink or stick to drinking with a tight group of friends after work There are some great friendships that happen at work but in my experience those are usually the ones that last even when you’re done working together So Kapil and Sunil have nothing to worry about…even if their professional equation goes kaput if their friendship is real it’ll survive Isn’t that what matters in the end It’s time we all got back to our lives And made that phone call to a long-lost friend What actually happened between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover When the cast and crew of The Kapil Sharma Show got into the 12-hour flight from Melbourne to Mumbai on March 16 little did they know that friendship and the show itself will unravel by the time plane’s touchdown According to a Hindustan Times report after consuming an entire bottle of Glenfiddich whisky Kapil slapped Sunil and threw a shoe at him Kapil also threatened to destroy the careers of Sunil and other cast members As per the eyewitness “Sunil is numbed by the way Kapil assaulted him during a flight from Melbourne where they did a stage show He was merely trying to calm down Kapil who was drunk and hurling abuses at another team member Chandan (Prabhakar)” Sources also added that Kapil even hurled abuses at colleagues Ali Asgar aka Naani and Kiku Sharda calling them “per day artistes” or daily wage earners according to Spotboye Indianexpresscom cannot independently verify the report (The writer is an editorial consultant and co-founder of The Goodwill Project She tweets @anuvee) Views expressed are personal For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 8 2016 12:00 am A look at the front page of The Indian Express published on February 8 1976 Forty Years Ago Top News China announced that Public Security Minister Hua Kuo-feng had been appointed premier following Chou En-lai’s death The surprise appointment was confirmed by New China News Agency The report referred to Hua as acting premier for the first time in an account of a meeting he had with Venezuela’s new ambassador It was not clear if he had been made a temporary caretaker or whether his name would be passed on to the National People’s Congress for ratification as full premier The man universally tipped to succeed Chou was Deng Xiaoping the most senior of the 12 vice premiers who had fulfilled major state functions since Chou fell ill Constitution Change Union Minister for Law and Justice HR Gokhale stressed the need for early crystallisation of ideas about amendments to the Constitution judicial reforms and organisation of legal aid for the poor The parliamentary system was not going to be given up but the manner of working of the parliamentary system “may undergo changes” Peace In Lebanon Syria and Lebanon sealed an agreement to enforce peace in war-torn Lebanon Speaking to reporters at the end of a one-day visit to Damascus by Lebanese President Suleiman Franjieh Syrian President Hafeez Assad said: “We were and still are with our people in Lebanon and we are optimistic about the future” He said that the civil war between Muslim leftists and rightwing Christians had no justification “Violence is not the method of solving the domestic problems of any homeland” he said Franjieh’s visit — the first to Damascus by a Lebanese head-of-state in 25 years — put the finishing touches to the Syrian-negotiated truce Frankfurt Killing Yugoslav consul in Frankfurt Edvin Zdovc was shot dead in the garage of his home by two men who later fled in a car the police said For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The government has ordered that rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh be removed from the list of dignitaries allowed access to the VIP lounge of airports File image of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Wikimedia Commons A CBI court last week sentenced the self-styled godman and chief of Dera Sacha Sauda sect to 20 years in prison – 10 years each for two rape cases "It has now been decided to withdraw the permission for use of reserve lounge at airports granted to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Chief of Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa with immediate effect" says a letter dated 1 September from the civil aviation ministry to the chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) Permission to access "reserve lounges" at airports comes under the purview of the the ministry However it could not be immediately ascertained when Gurmeet Singh was given this perk A senior official of AAI said instructions have been passed on to regional executive directors as well as airport directors to comply with the order Azhar also took a mild dig at India’s no. download Indian Express App ? 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