320 file papers for Tripura polls

first_imgA total of 320 nominations from different political parties and Independent candidates have been filed for the February 18 Assembly elections in Tripura, official sources said on Friday. Of them, the nominations of 307 candidates were found valid after a scrutiny held on Thursday, the sources said. “Thirteen nominations were rejected of which five were dummy candidates of the BJP and the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura and one of the Trinamool Congress. The rest were from Independent candidates,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer Debasish Modak said. Another Additional CEO Tapas Ray said the first phase of mock poll training for the officials engaged in election works was completed in five districts out of the total eight and the training for the rest three districts would be held soon. The dates are yet to be finalised, he said. Besides, trainings for police officials, expenditure monitoring and IT applications are on, he said.last_img read more

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic tight-lipped about future at Sweden training camp

first_imgSweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has remained tight-lipped about his future at club and international level, telling reporters on Wednesday that he would let them know his plans when he was good and ready. (FULL SQUADS: SPAIN | ENGLAND | GERMANY | FRANCE | CZECH REPUBLIC | PORTUGAL)Rumours linking the 34-year-old free agent to Manchester United and Malmo, as well as speculation that he would announce the end to his international career, have gathered steam but a relaxed Ibrahimovic opted to avoid discussing his future.”I want you to still write a lot of stories, so I get excited when I see them, because I want to see who is making up the best story,” he told reporters at Sweden’s training camp, where the side are preparing for the Euro 2016 finals in France.”When I’m tired of it, I’ll let you know where I will go.”‘NOT INTERESTED IN SWEDISH LEAGUE’The striker did manage to refute a suggestion that he might play half a season for Swedish league leaders and his first club Malmo before joining another side at the beginning of 2017.”I’m still not interested in the Allsvenskan (Swedish league). I’m too good for the Allsvenskan,” he stated, without giving any more hints about his next destination after he completed four trophy-laden seasons with French champions Paris St Germain last month.Speaking in the west coast town of Bastad where the Swedes are training ahead of their final pre-tournament friendly against Wales, Ibrahimovic stonewalled questions from reporters about his post-Euro 2016 plans.”It’s nothing I’ve thought about, nothing I’ve invested any energy in,” he said when asked if he intended to bring his international career to a close.advertisementSweden’s all-time leading goal scorer did, however, reveal that he was back in full training following a calf muscle injury that caused him to miss the 0-0 draw with Slovenia in Malmo on Monday.’NO SAFETY CONCERNS AT EURO’With the U.S. State Department issuing a warning about possible attacks in Europe during events like the European Championship, Ibrahimovic said he would not be unduly worried.”After the tragic events in Paris (last November), the security has been heightened considerably, you see military guys on the street,” he explained.”Ahead of this championship I know that they have stepped it up a lot. One doesn’t want something to happen. I believe the security will be in place.”I hope that the people can enjoy the football, the players can enjoy playing football, and even those sitting at home — let them enjoy it. I hope it will be a pleasure,” he said.Sweden have been drawn in Group E of the June 10-July 10 tournament alongside Belgium, Italy and Ireland, who they play first at the Stade de France on June 13.last_img read more

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

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

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You Can’t Publish That! 3 Wiki War Stories and What You Can Learn From Them

first_imgHas an organization or university offered you an opportunity with a stipend? Whether it’s an internship or apprenticeship, a stipend is a set amount of money that helps offset living expenses. This fixed amount is financial support provided while you’re… Full Story,Truth is, there is a lot to be excited about when it comes to college: new friends, a new routine, (college parties!), and more independence. But along with all these perks, it’s also time to start thinking about your finances…. Full Story,A routing number is a unique number that identifies a specific banking institution. Each routing number is made up of nine digits. Routing numbers are sometimes referred to as an American Banker’s Association routing transit number or an ABA RTN…. Full Story,It’s stressful enough having a car loan over your head and staying on top of your monthly payments. But what if you have an upside-down car loan — in other words, the amount you owe on your set of wheels… Full Story,When you’re trying to get your financial house in order, it’s easy to get lost in the specifics. You might stress about how to adjust your budget, where to find some extra cash for the holidays or what funds to… Full Story,Shortly after graduating from New York University with a Master’s degree, Melanie Lockert turned to food stamps, as she worked her way out of $81,000 in student loans. “There were a lot of emotions around carrying that debt. It caused… Full Story,Traveling is one of the best things in life, and luckily, low funds don’t have to dash your dreams of enjoying an epic adventure. A wealth of destinations—both in the U.S. and abroad—are so affordable that even hardcore penny pinchers… Full Story,While we don’t yet have flying cars that collapse to the size of a suitcase, pneumatic tubes that transport us from room to room or machines that automatically bathe and clothe us in the morning, every day we’re getting closer… Full Story,Times have changed since Grams and Gramps were your age, looking to settle down and buy their first home. But today the house with the white picket fence—or that trendy loft in downtown—isn’t completely out of the question if you… Full Story,We recently hosted a Twitter chat as part of our #RealTalkSeries. And let’s just say, things definitely got real. Many of you joined us to discuss “taboo” and cringe-worthy money questions such as how to improve a bad credit score,… Full Storylast_img read more

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Top 10 Money Mistakes New Grads Make

first_imgGetting physically fit takes discipline, effort, and more than a little energy to get to where you want to be. Regularly moving your body and sticking to a fitness plan isn’t easy, and doing so is certainly commendable—and comes with… Full Story,Table of Contents Benefits of Working During Retirement Phased Retirement Types of Employment Recommended Jobs for Seniors  Resources for Seniors  Retirement looks different for everyone. Some people dream of playing golf and visiting their grandchildren, while others see it as… Full Story,A study conducted by Charles Schwab just last year found that three in five Americans live paycheck to paycheck, yet only one in four has a written financial plan. In fact, the majority of Americans are hesitant to receive any… Full Story,Life is unpredictable. Some days aren’t all sunshine, like when your car breaks down or your house needs a repair. These situations happen to everyone. That’s why it’s important to save while things are going well, so you can cover… Full Story,Structure is the key to growth. Without a solid foundation – and a road map for the future – it’s easy to spin your wheels and float through life without making any headway. Planning allows you to prioritize your time,… Full Story,Car accidents are not only scary but also a monumental hassle. That’s largely thanks to what comes after the accident itself.   After an accident, you’ll likely have to spend ample time on the phone with your insurer. Then there’s dealing… Full Story,If you’re a furloughed government employee, you are likely feeling a good deal of stress and uncertainty about how to manage your finances during the government shutdown. While missing a paycheck is a financial moment no one wants to experience,… Full Story,Buried underneath paying bills, digging out of a debt hole, and saving for your kids’ college is the marathon of money goals: retirement. Cue the fantasies of spending your days at a leisurely pace, working on The Great American Novel—at… Full Story,When I’m on top of finances, I’m all up in my money management apps, checking my balances and the swift progress I’ve been making on my savings goals. But when things aren’t going so hot? I’m like an ostrich with… Full Story,With all of today’s home-based tech gadgets and virtual personal assistants, smart homes are quickly becoming ubiquitous. And with high demand for connected products, so too comes ease of use, accessibility and affordability.   But as with all expenses, it’s important… Full Storylast_img read more

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Dear College Freshman: What I Wish I’d Done for My Finances

first_imgIn less than a week I will officially be a college graduate! These four years have quickly gone by and have given me a glimpse into budgeting. In the curriculum at my university, everyone took an “introduction to finance” class. Although the class was helpful, it didn’t give me everything I needed to know finance-wise for when I graduate and enter the “real-world.”About six months ago I came across the Mint app and I wish I had learned about it years ago. Like most college students, I am on a budget. I have been using the app to examine what I spend my money on, help pay for utilities, and see where I can cut back on other frivolous spendings.During the first couple of weeks of having the app, I kept hearing co-workers talk about what all Mint had to offer. After sitting down and really digging into the app, I realized that Mint could have been a life-saver for when I didn’t pay my utilities on time in college! I then began categorizing all of my transactions weekly, so I could see my weekly spendings.Thanks to Mint, I realized I have an addiction to online shopping. From Madewell to Nordstrom Rack, I love them all. I now have a budget set on the app to let me know each month when I have reached my budget on clothing. I also was able to set this up to see what I spend on restaurants, coffee shops, groceries, and on alcohol & bars.I wasn’t surprised when more than half of my wheel showed up as gas and basically the other half was food. Right now I have an internship where I am driving an hour or so back and forth every other day from Muncie, IN to Indianapolis, IN. I knew I would be spending a lot of money on gas, but Mint makes it easy to visualize how much of my money really is going towards gas.I know for a fact that I will continue using Mint even after I graduate and I truly suggest it to everyone. After realizing how much the app helped me, I wanted to share it with others.The first person I called was my sister who is six years older than me. I was shocked to find out she’s been using it for over a year! I thought I was the cool one, but she proved me wrong! I also decided to tell all my sorority sisters about the app as well and I know quite a few of them ended up downloading the app and have been consistently using it like I have.I highly suggest this app to incoming freshmen in college. It is an app that can help you transition into college and into the “real world.” Before I downloaded this app, I thought I knew where all my money was going by just looking at my monthly bank statements. I realized being able to actually see where my money is going in real-time, rather than in a monthly statement, has taught me to be more aware of my spendings and budget more effectively. Rachel is an avid cat lover, and is a new public relations graduate from Ball State University who’s looking forward to starting her career. She is a proud Hoosier who enjoys rooting on her hometown teams, spending time with her family and telling stories in great detail. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Post navigationlast_img read more

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10 Things Dentists Always Do to Prevent Tooth Decay

first_imgTooth decay can make for complicated, expensive, and painful dental visits. Here’s what dentists do to stay out of the dental chair.Use a fluoride toothpasteNew York City-based dentist Lana Rozenberg, DDS, recommends giving your toothpaste label a read to make sure it contains fluoride. “Fluoride toothpaste protects from demineralization—which is when bacteria in the mouth combine with sugars to produce acid,” she says. “This acid can erode tooth enamel and damage our teeth.”Brush your teeth twice a day with an electric toothbrushScott Asnis, DDS, the founder and CEO of Dental365, explains that keeping your pearly whites clean will ward off nasty bacteria. Dr. Asnis says studies have proven that electric toothbrushes clean teeth significantly better than regular ones. “Most electric toothbrushes have features that prevent brushing too hard, which, in turn, prevents accidentally damaging teeth and gums and causing gum recession,” he notes. “As gums recede, the roots of the teeth become exposed resulting in hot and cold sensitivity, bone loss, and an increased risk of dental caries.”See your dentist at least once a yearDo fear going to the dentist? You’re not alone. One study estimated that up to 15 percent of Americans hesitate to schedule checkups thanks to a dental phobia. If you fall into this category, bring it up with your dentist (or find a new one), recommends dentist Haissam Dahan, DMD, MSc, PhD: “By going to your dentist regularly, they can find small or new cavities and offer treatments that can prevent cavities from getting bigger. These options can be a fluoride treatment, sealants to prevent cavities from growing, or using silver diamine fluoride which can stop cavities from growing.”Consider a sealantIf you’ve had countless fillings and root canals, you might want to consider a sealant that protects your teeth from bacteria. Robert Bryce, DDS, suggests talking to your dentist about applying a resin to the grooves of your teeth; this is an occlusal sealant, and it makes it tougher for bacteria to take up residence.Be mindful of medicationsYour prescriptions can have some unexpected side effects, like harming your teeth, warns oral surgeon and author Ira Kamp, DDS. He recommends paying extra attention to your dental health when you get a new Rx. “Most medications cause dry mouth, and a dry mouth makes you more prone to cavities,” he says. “If you are taking medications that dry your mouth, practice thorough oral hygiene several times a day including after you eat, drink plenty of water, and talk to your doctor about your medications.”Eat healthy food with low sugarDo your belly and your mouth a favor by cutting back on the sweet treats. Dr. Rozenberg says low-sugar, healthy food helps ward away the plaque that wrecks the enamel on your teeth. “Each time you eat a sugary snack, your teeth are under siege for the next 20 minutes,” she says.Floss once a dayYes, it’s a pain to wiggle floss between each of your teeth every day. Dr. Asnis has a saying: “You only have to floss the teeth you want to keep.” Flossing prevents bone loss and cavities in the dark recesses of your molars that your toothbrush can’t reach. If you’re an adult and still can’t figure out how to use floss, don’t sweat it and take this advice instead: “Take a longer piece than you think you need, wrap it around your pinkie and ring fingers to hold the floss while using your thumb and index fingers to better control the floss,” he recommends. Add more calcium to your dietYou already know that calcium helps strengthen your bones, but did you know it can help prevent tooth decay? (Teeth are actually stronger than bones, after all!) Dr. Rozenberg says this essential mineral is vital for your smile; make sure your diet has plenty of milk and yogurt, leafy greens like broccoli and bok choy, canned fish with bones, almonds, and Brazil nuts.Use mouthwashBefore you hit the sack or head out the door for the day, take a swish of fluoride mouthwash to cleanse all the nooks-and-crannies that you can’t get to on your own, recommends Dr. Asnis. Fluoride rinses help build up your enamel (that’s especially helpful if you happen to have sensitive teeth). “Research shows alcohol and alcohol-free mouthwashes are both very effective at removing plaque and the bacteria that produce it,” he explains.Choose high-fiber foodsFiber is vital for digestion and your heart; it can also help fight tooth decay, says Dr. Rozenberg. You can get fiber from supplements, she says, but you can also shift your diet to include more high-fiber foods. “Good sources include dried fruits such as dates, raisins, and figs, and fresh fruits, like bananas, apples, and oranges. Other options include veggies, such as beans, Brussels sprouts, and peas, along with peanuts, almonds, and bran,” she explains. Sourcelast_img read more

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4 Reasons States and Utilities Should Continue Reducing Power Emissions, Despite Clean Power Plan Stay

first_imgOn February 9, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP, which aims to reduce states’ power sector emissions, is being challenged in the D.C. Circuit appeals court by a number of states, corporations and industry groups. Importantly, this “stay” was not a ruling on the merits of the CPP; the D.C. Circuit court will hear arguments on the merits of the case on June 2nd. The stay will last until the case is fully resolved, likely by the Supreme Court in 2017 or 2018.Despite the stay, EPA is continuing to provide states with tools and support to comply with the CPP and cut emissions from their power sectors. Many states have affirmed that their plans to comply with the CPP remain unchanged, and numerous utilities have stated they will continue reducing carbon pollution.Here are four reasons why states and utilities should continue reducing emissions from their power sectors:1) Experts say the Clean Power Plan is on firm legal ground.The Supreme Court has said three separate times that the EPA has the authority to regulate carbon pollution, and experts say the Clean Power Plan is legally solid. The temporary stay gives parties time to make their case before the D.C. Circuit before states formally implement the plan. By continuing to prepare for the CPP, states will have time to design smart strategies and maximize economic benefits from investments in energy efficiency and clean energy.2) Most states have renewable and energy efficiency targets that require stronger action to achieve.Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have renewable portfolio standards (RPS), and 26 states have energy efficiency standards or goals. To meet these existing policies and targets, states will need to strategize how to drive additional emissions reductions and increase investments in clean energy. Actions taken now (or in the future) to achieve these existing targets can count toward states’ CPP compliance, effectively killing two birds with one stone.3) Efficiency and renewable energy can save states money and create jobs.Energy efficiency has long been a cost-effective way to reduce the need for carbon-intensive electricity. According to reports by public utility commissions, utilities, program administrators and others, energy efficiency programs have typically saved customers at least $2 for every $1 invested. For example, Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission found that the state’s utilities not only exceeded their targets during the first phase of its energy efficiency program, but that the investments made will result in a net $2.5 billion in cost savings. Program evaluations by the Michigan Public Service Commission for the years 2010–13 estimated that every dollar invested in the state’s efficiency programs will return $3.55–$4.88 in savings. The life-cycle savings of programs implemented in 2013 alone are expected to reach nearly $1 billion.Similarly, renewable energy has never been a smarter investment for states. Wind turbine prices have been declining since 2008, while average solar PV prices have been falling since 2007 and are expected to continue their decline over the next several years. What’s more, at the end of 2015, Congress voted to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar projects, making these options even more affordable. NREL recently found that extending these credits would result in almost 55 GW of new wind and solar generation capacity between 2016 and 2022 beyond what would have occurred due to the Clean Power Plan alone. The Rhodium Group projected even more—more than 90 GW between 2016 and 2022.The renewable energy sector has also been creating jobs. The U.S. solar industry now employs almost 209,000 workers, and has been adding workers at a rate almost 12 times faster than the economy at large. The latest estimate from the Department of Energy finds that the U.S. wind industry supported more than 73,000 jobs in 2014, a 30 percent increase over 2013.4) There is strong demand from companies for greater access to renewable energy.As of 2013, 60 percent of the Fortune 100 had set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and buy clean energy. In 2015 alone, companies signed 3.4 GWs of renewable energy purchases, tripling 2014’s total. Additionally, Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates corporate buyers made up about 40 percent of the power purchase agreement market in 2015.Corporate energy buyers are also sending an increasingly powerful message to their service providers, customers, utility regulators and elected officials that they are an active partner in transforming the power sector. In fact, 51 companies have signed on to the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles seeking access to 42 million MWh of new renewable energy by 2020 – enough to power nearly 4 million U.S. homes.Moving ForwardThe Bush Administration was sued successfully by several states and environmental groups for failing to address GHG emissions, and the Supreme Court has reaffirmed EPA’s obligation to regulate emissions under the Clean Air Act three times since 2007. This history shows us that it’s not a matter of if the Supreme Court allows EPA to move forward with the CPP, but when. States would be wise to get out in front of forthcoming power sector regulations, rather than play catch up later. Doing so would also allow states and utilities to continue take advantage of market trends while harnessing economic opportunities for citizens and other energy consumers.last_img read more

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Google+ to Lead to the Comeback of Google’s Realtime Search

first_img Technical SEO , whose data Google had been accessing to deliver accurate real-time results. Without Twitter’s data, the feature was subpar, resulting in its discontinuation. Image Credit: Google Fellow Amit Singhal revealed Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack that the Google Search team is actively working on bringing Google Realtime Search back to search results, after its hiatus that began in July. The service had been revoked due to Google’s failure to come to an agreement with Realtime Search During a recent search panel in California, Thought you could put Because of its inclusion in Google search results, social media participation is more important for marketers than ever. For businesses with a lackluster social media presence, the re-emergence of Realtime Search should be a wakeup call. Marketers should take the time to social media optimization So why the Realtime revival now? Simple: Google+. was Google’s way of including relevant posts and data from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other social media services in real time.center_img Originally published Aug 4, 2011 3:05:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 In addition to the re-introduction of Realtime Search, Singhal also indicated that Google is also working on adding a search function to the Google+ stream, which it currently lacks and is one of Google+’s most requested features. build a solid social media presence and actively update social media accounts with fresh, keyword-optimized content for a better chance of getting indexed in real-time results. What the Realtime Search Comeback Means for Marketers Twitter In addition to other social sources, with the real-time data that Google+’s social network can provide, Google believes the feature can again be robust enough to re-introduce to search results, even without data from Twitter.  Topics: Bruce Clay, Inc. on the back burner because of Google’s discontinuation of Realtime Search? Think again. How is your social media presence faring? If you feel like it’s nothing to write home about, it might be time for some dedication to your own social media revival.last_img read more

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The Painful Truth About Outbound Marketing Kittens [Humor]

first_imgKittens are so darn cute and fluffy, so it’s not hard to understand how they could convince people do stupid things. Outbound marketing is one of them. Sure, on the outside — just like kittens — outbound marketing seems harmless. It’s the way businesses have approached marketing for years, and it’s all many marketers know how to do. But what about that other school of thought regarding kittens, which refers to those fluffy little balls of fur as “evil with a cute face”? They’re maniacal. They’re deceptive. They’re just plain evil. The same school of thought can be applied to outbound marketing. Seemingly harmless on the outside, but evil and deceptive on the inside. It’s expensive and ineffective, and it doesn’t take advantage of how people make purchasing decisions today.Now, while we may not be as cute as kittens are, we inbound marketers are definitely smarter. We know that outbound is evil and that inbound marketing is the best choice for driving traffic to our websites and generating leads for our businesses.It seems that these outbound marketing kittens are just downright tricksy… Don’t let these cute kittens convince you to fall for outbound marketing. Come on…you know better than that. 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:center_img Inbound Marketing Originally published Sep 28, 2011 12:00:00 PM, updated July 03 2013last_img read more

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How to Run a Successful Time-Based Crowdfunding Campaign

first_img Originally published Sep 23, 2013 4:00:00 PM, updated February 01 2017 from the Trevor Project’s campaign to fund their new texting service.  Topics: Nonprofit Fundraisingcenter_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 Without a doubt, crowdfunding has been gaining mightily in popularity during the last few years.In a previous webinar we hosted with StayClassy, we detailed the ins and outs of crowdfunding (also known as peer-to-peer fundraising), the different types of peer-to-peer campaigns, and how several of StayClassy’s nonprofit customers have seen huge success using its fundraising platform to raise money online.We also took it a step further and focused on the four phases of time-based peer-to-peer campaigns (vs. rolling campaigns), which we’ll go over in-depth in this post.But first off, we tackle a very important question: What exactly is the different between rolling and time-based campaigns?Rolling vs. Time-Based CampaignsRolling, or year-round, campaigns are great types of campaigns in which to utilize inbound marketing tactics. This kind of campaign revolves around supporters’ life events, such as charity: water’s birthday campaigns, in which individuals choose how and why they fundraise for your organization. Implementing this type of campaign could help your organization drive traffic to its site and encourage direct online donations.Meanwhile, time-based campaigns focus around an event or specific time period — usually between six and eight weeks — that has a specific theme, such as a holiday campaign or one that funds a specific program to build a certain number of schools in one country. This campaign type has a tangible result and/or goal and is carried out to build a community around your organization, provide great internal team collaboration, and require a targeted communication strategy.It’s very beneficial to run both of these types of campaigns simultaneously throughout the year, as doing so can keep a steady stream of funds coming into your organization and maintain engagement with your supporter base.The Four Phases of a Prosperous Time-Based CampaignNow that you’re aware of the two main types of campaigns your organization can develop, let’s dive into StayClassy’s four phases of a time-based peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.Phase One: PlanningThis phase is all about getting organized and preparing to launch your campaign. It’s a really easy step to skip, but it’s an essential one to complete. Whether you spend one week or six months preparing, there are five things you must do prior to launching your campaign.1) Set Clear Goals for CampaignBegin by defining what you’re trying to fund, whether it’s a tangible program, like building five wells in Uganda, or a more diffused use of funds, such as support for your staff for the next year. Make sure you estimate the expenses for the campaign as well as your base of support, including your email list, social following, active donors and fundraisers, and core supporters and evangelists. On average, 3-5% of your email list will convert into fundraisers.2) Establish Campaign ThemeThis includes the title, elevator pitch, marketing communications framework, what exactly you’re funding, and if there are any activities involved. Also, decide if your theme is going to be results-based or activity-based.For example, The Trevor Project ran a campaign to fund its new texting service vs. the Decibels Foundation’s campaign earlier this year to raise awareness and funds. For the campaign, the group had people wear a T-shirt for one week with the phrase “Stink Week” on them to increase awareness of hearing loss.It’s easier to rally people around a campaign that has a tangible outcome because you can show the impact of the funds raised and people feel much more a part of the campaign if they’re actively doing something to involve themselves. 3) Design Campaign, Fundraising, and Checkout PagesYou then want to make sure you create a cohesive experience that’s branded to your organization. Your supporters and donors should feel like they’re involved in something that is led by you.Moreover, a study shows that branded checkout pages receive 25% larger average donations than generic checkout pages, so you want to keep the brand consistent to maximize your conversion rates. Make sure to highlight your theme and use images and even videos on your pages to connect with your audience emotionally. 4) Offer Campaign IncentivesEveryone loves free stuff, so offer gear or other swag to push people to action. Try saving these for the middle of your campaign, though, when there may be some campaign blues. You could turbo-charge a specific period in the campaign by offering a free T-shirt, perhaps with every donation made within a certain time frame.Incentives are also great for when fundraisers reach certain levels. Highlighting those individuals with a leaderboard on your website or campaign page is a great idea to promote some friendly competition.5) Create Majority of Campaign Collateral Prior to Phase TwoIt’s vital to prepare your onboarding email series (which we’ll cover in the second phase), stories of individuals that have been impacted by your mission, new incentive announcements for mid-campaign, and default copy, videos and photos before your campaign launch.You will be creating some collateral during the campaign, including fundraiser stories, campaign updates (videos/email) and finishing your email series. But, the more you can get done ahead of time, the less stressful and more effective your campaign will be.Phase Two: RecruitingThis phase is all about bringing people to your campaign. There are two parts to this phase: the soft launch and the hard launch.The soft launch is the much more personal phase of recruiting. It’s typically one week in which you recruit your core supporters, including yourself (lead by example), past power fundraisers, younger committed supporters, evangelists and passionate volunteers. Use personal emails and/or phone calls to reach these individuals. Your messaging should make them feel special — like part of the inner circle that will make sure this campaign is successful.The hard launch is when you open your campaign up to the masses. This is typically one week and includes a two-to-three-email series. The first email should be a direct call-to-action to join the campaign. Then, the second email should include a personal story of a person affected by your efforts and/or mission, with a link to your blog. After this, a third email with a direct CTA to join the campaign should be sent.During this week, you’ll also want to capitalize on your website traffic, including a CTA on your homepage about the campaign. It’d also be best to promote through your social channels, but don’t just ask people to join over and over again. Rather, incorporate some of the stories you prepared during the planning phase to draw people into your campaign. Phase Three: EngagementThis phase is the longest part of your campaign, running on average for five weeks. This is also the most flexible time of your campaign. The first thing you want to do is segment your fundraisers into two groups: active fundraisers (those who have raised at least $1) vs. inactive fundraisers (those who haven’t raised any money).Be sure to engage inactive fundraisers first. Provide them with some encouragement and tips to make the first ask to their networks to support their personal fundraising campaign.Then, show your power fundraisers some love. These can be celebrities, community leaders, or anyone that is especially passionate about your campaign. They are people you can count on to raise 2-10x more than everyone else fundraising for the campaign.Tyler Oakley, from the Trevor Project’s campaign to fund their new texting service, is a great example of a power fundraiser.Send personal emails and even make phone calls to thank them and let them know their impact on the campaign so far.During the middle period of your campaign, it’s possible you’ll have a lull in engagement and fundraising. This is when you need to get creative. Here are three top-notch tips for boosting engagement and donations during this time.1) Use Your ContentThis is when you need to use the content you created in phase one, including video addresses from leaders in your organization or anything funny and engaging to invigorate your supporters and keep them inspired.2) Roll Out Corporate-Matching CampaignYou can also use this period to launch any corporate sponsorships that you’ve received. Roll out these large donations as a matching campaign, using messaging like “Your donations count double if you give during this period thanks to X company.”3) Offer New IncentivesProviding additional incentives is also a great idea during this period, as it gives you something new to talk about. A prime example: Invisible Children gave away a trip to Uganda in the middle of its 25 Campaign. Phase Four: The FinishThis is the last week of your campaign. While you should focus your efforts on the most active fundraisers, you will see a lot of donations come in during this week. Thus, you should plan to have a two-email series go out this week. The first email should let everyone know it is the final week of the campaign, so they can do their final outreach. The second ought to thank everyone involved in the campaign a few days before it ends.If you start this last week way behind your goal, think of something outside the box to encourage high engagement and a large amount of donations.Invisible Children had one of its employees volunteer to live in a human-size cage in its office until the group reached its goal, which it live-streamed online with a banner that read “Free Timmy.” The organization equated different donation amounts to things that Timmy could get, such as a pillow and blanket or a hot meal. Needless to say, the group reached its goal.Tying Everything TogetherPeer-to-peer fundraising presents a tremendous opportunity to raise funds and grow your supporter base. But remember this: To get the most out of it, you have to put the effort in. Planning, persistence, and a willingness to adapt are essential to maximizing the benefits of peer-to-peer fundraising for you organization.Does your organization run any peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns? Share you stories below!Image credit: Howard Lakelast_img read more

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Education Budget 2019: National Sports Education Board to be set up under Khelo India

first_imgUnion Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday stated that the government will set up National Sports Education Board under the Khelo India programme.”To popularise sports at all levels, National Sports Education Board for development of sportspersons to be set up under Khelo India,” Ms. Sitharaman said while presenting the Union Budget 2019-20 in the Parliament.What is Khelo India initiative?Khelo India is an initiative of the Government of India to strengthen the sports ecosystem by encouraging mass participation and promotion of excellence.Budget 2019: Government To Launch ‘Study In India’ InitiativePresenting the Union Budget, Sitharaman said that regulatory system in higher education will be reformed and a Higher Education Commission will be set up.She said no Indian institute figured in top 200 of world university rankings five years back.”Concerted efforts have been made to boost education standards. Three institutes – two IITs and IISc (Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru) are in top 200. We will continue making concerted efforts,” she said.She said Rs 400 crore has been earmarked for Rs. 2019-2020 under the head ”World-class institutions”.Read: Over 31,000 students take admission in DU after second cut-offlast_img read more

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6 Ways to Make Your Commute a Lot Less Stressful [Infographic]

first_img Topics: Originally published Mar 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 175Save It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Monday. It’s raining. And the subway is uncomfortably crowded. In fact, it’s so crowded that I’m desperately trying to grip the pole with one measly finger, while strategically shielding my nose from the morning breath coming from the man to my right. Isn’t commuting a pain?Whether you’re traveling 20 minutes or well over an hour, making your way to and from work can take a big toll on your mood. Between traffic jams, unexpected delays, car troubles, and inclement weather conditions, people often find themselves having to get out the door even earlier to account for extra travel time. (If you’re not a morning person, this can be seriously stressful.)So what can you do to reduce commuter-induced stress? The folks at Auto Insurance Center put together the following infographic to help you apply a more mindful approach to your commute. 175Savecenter_img Work Life Balance 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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7 Free Career Aptitude Tests You Can Take Online Today

first_imgWhether you’re a recent graduate or someone considering a career change, career aptitude tests can offer unique insight regarding jobs best-suited for your skillset and personality.Best of all, the career aptitude tests are objective measures of your interests — so you can avoid awkward career conversations at family parties like, “My neighbor Bill is hiring for a financial analyst. I know you want to be a writer, but it’s a start.”Figure out the next steps in your career with a customized plan for future growth. Click here to get started. Here, we’ve compiled seven of the best career aptitude tests you can take online for free, so you don’t waste time applying for jobs you wouldn’t enjoy. If you feel unfulfilled in your current role, or if you’re tired of hearing what you “should” be doing at family parties, read on.Best career aptitude tests123 Career TestPrinceton Review Career QuizMy Next Move O*NET Interests ProfilerMyPlan.comMAPP Career TestCareer Strengths TestPathSource Originally published Sep 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM, updated September 18 2018 Topics: 1. 123 Career TestIt’s important to find a job that suits your personality and makes you feel passionate about what you do. Occasionally, you might feel tempted to take a job for money or status, rather than truly considering if your personality would fit well in the work environment or job itself.123 Career Test is a simple, five-to-ten minute assessment of your career personality. You simply look at pictures of people doing work-related tasks, and choose “yes” or “no” in regards to whether you could see yourself enjoying that task. 123 Career Test is based on Holland Code personality types, and will tell you which work environments and occupations best suit your career personality.2. Princeton Review Career QuizSimilar to 123 Career Test, Princeton Review’s Career Quiz offers examples of people doing tasks, and asks you to choose which one you’d rather do. However, while 123 Career Test shows you pictures, Princeton Review’s test offers phrases such as “I would rather be a tax lawyer” or “I would rather be a newspaper editor”. If you’d prefer words over images, this test is the better option for you.The test consists of 24 questions. At the end of the test, you’ll be assigned a color based on your perceived interests and style — then, Princeton Review offers potential careers well-suited for people in your color category. While not as diligent as some of the others in this list, the results are nonetheless useful indicators of potential paths you might take.3. My Next Move O*NET Interests ProfilerSponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, the O*NET Interests Profiler asks you 60 questions regarding various work activities. After you provide a level of interest for each task, ranging from “strongly dislike” to “strongly like”, the tool identifies your career interests and suggests potential career paths.Best of all, the O*NET Interests Profiler allows you to filter your career path search based on how much preparation is necessary, so you can find jobs for which you’re currently qualified.4. MyPlan.comA company is only a good fit if it matches your values — but sometimes, particularly if you’ve never worked in a corporate environment, it’s hard to identify those values. MyPlan.com offers a free values assessment that identifies your work values, which can help you narrow your search when it comes to both positions and companies.The test separates work values into six separate clusters. Once you’ve completed the test, you are assigned one of those clusters — then, you’re shown a list of 739 occupations, ranked by how well each position matches your personal values. If you’re unsure which industry best suits your values, this test might offer some useful initial insights.5. MAPP Career TestThe MAPP Career Test (Motivational Appraisal Personal Potential) provides you with insights regarding your career motivations, and then offers you a list of ten industries best-suited for you. Additionally, the MAPP Test matches you with specific careers in their database of over 1,000 roles, helping you narrow your job-hunting scope.The MAPP test has been taken by over 8 million people since 1995, and is offered in six different languages. The test has undergone reliability testing by psychologists, and results are correlated to the Strong Interest Inventory®. While some of the other tests in this list offer general personality or value assessments, this one matches you with specific roles. If you’re interested in more literal or concrete advice, this is a good test to take.6. Career Strengths TestSearching for jobs requires a certain level of self-awareness, but oftentimes, it can be difficult to remain open-minded and unbiased when considering your own strengths and weaknesses. The Career Strengths test, a collection of assessments developed by the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation for Oprah, evaluates your strengths when it comes to skills varying from numerical reasoning to concept organization.After completing the four quick tests, you’re given a list of multiple jobs that require your skills. This is a good test for identifying your job strengths, and limiting your career search to roles best-suited for your skills.7. PathSourcePathSource created a free career assessment app for those of you who prefer using your smartphone over a desktop. Once you input personality characterists and interests, PathSource provides you with a list of potential career options, and includes information such as lifestyle and income expectations for each potential role. Additionally, the app offers 2,600 informational interviews, showcasing an insider’s view from people in various professions.PathSource also provides a database of careers related to various academic majors. If you’re a recent graduate and are unsure which career paths you can pursue with your major, this is a helpful tool.center_img Job Search Don’t forget to share this post!last_img read more

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How to Conduct a Twitter Audit of Your Account in Under 20 Minutes

first_imgTwitter Follower AuditThere’s a reason “audience” is listed first in terms of what a Twitter audit should accomplish. Without followers, your voice has no volume. A Twitter audit needs to focus on audience insights to ensure you’re publishing the most relatable content for your intended audience.In your “Audience” tab, you’ll see a large amount of data for your audience breakdown.While there is plenty of information to digest here, focus on what is helpful for your business. If there is a large decrease or increase in followers on a certain day, reference your audit report to see what you tweeted. Your audience was likely responding to something you said or did — and you can rectify the situation if their reaction was negative.Where are your followers located? Are you engaging in regional or global conversations? If you’re missing the mark on this, start paying attention to what’s happening where your audience is.Here are some additional steps to take when auditing your Twitter account:1. Review your budget and calculate ROICalculating Return on Investment (ROI) has everything to do with user traffic. Ultimately, you’re using Twitter to bring in new customers, so it’s vital to see if your audience is growing month by month, engaging with your content, finding your website, and ultimately converting into a customer.Depending on your KPIs, there are different ways to calculate ROI. If you’re looking to create sales leads, a Visitor-to-Lead Rate can be pulled through an analytics tool like HubSpot or Google Analytics. Here, you can close the loop between your Twitter marketing efforts and sales — making the entire process more inbound.2. Twitter Visitors / Twitter Leads = Visitor-to-Lead RateThis is a foolproof way to ensure your social tactics are bringing people to your website. You can set goals by deciding on the number of leads you want to generate monthly. Then, divide that number by the number of business days in that month –that will give you your daily goal.Remember, Twitter can be used for more than just creating a positive brand image. You should be testing and analyzing your content regularly to understand how vital Twitter is to your conversions and sales.You shouldn’t be investing a ton of time and effort on Twitter unless you can measure the results of your activities. Be smart about the way you prioritize your marketing initiatives, and keep an eye on the specific benefits this social network can offer your business.3. Sort Out the DetailsThese are the elements outside of metrics that are just as important to organize. For this reason, you’ll want to know who has access to your account. Your social strategy may fall apart if everyone in your organization has access to the password. Mistakes happen. Make sure you have people taking care of your account from the inside. Do this quickly by clicking the account name on your Analytics page, and selecting “Edit access to your account”. You should also be changing your password regularly for privacy.Additionally, have you updated your logo lately? What about your messaging? Remember to change your profile logo and your bio as well, so your branding is consistent.4. Lastly — repeat!An audit isn’t just a one-time thing. The social landscape is constantly changing, so auditing should become regular maintenance for your Twitter account.Try setting a quarterly audit goal to make sure you’re keeping in tune with your audience, you’re producing content that is engaging, and your actions result in good ROI. Regular audits are also extremely helpful in outlining your overall strategy and goals. Originally published Apr 2, 2019 7:00:00 AM, updated October 02 2019 Twitter Marketing Topics:center_img With 275 million monthly active users, Twitter is an undeniably good tool for engaging with an audience and expanding your brand’s online reach.But it can be tricky to know whether you’re truly successful on the site — which is when a Twitter audit comes in handy.While auditing your business’s Twitter account doesn’t sound fun, if you’re using Twitter for business, it’s necessary to have a deep understanding of your content and performance.Social media marketing is constantly changing and growing. Even if you think you’re 100% certain of the role Twitter plays for your business, it’s necessary to check in with your performance and audience to optimize your presence, especially since business presence on Twitter outranks YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat.Click here to access a free Twitter for Businesses kit.What is a Twitter Audit?A Twitter audit is a diagnosis of your account. It helps you analyze the performance of your Twitter account by looking at your audience, analytics, content types, posting times, and consistency, as well as overall sentiment.Since auditing your Twitter account is something you should be doing regularly, it shouldn’t take up a ridiculous amount of your time. That’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide on conducting a Twitter Audit in under 20 minutes.A Twitter audit should answer the following questions:Who is our audience?What types of content are we posting?What types of content does our audience enjoy?Is our posting consistent?When are our followers active?Are we seeing a Return of Investment (ROI)?What can we do to improve our presence?Who has access to our account?Ultimately, there are two things your audit should cover — traditional metrics, and general sentiment. Metrics measure if your marketing efforts are driving business results, and sentiment lets you know how your audience feels both about your business, as well as your content and presence online.How to Download Your Twitter Audit ReportThe first step to conducting a Twitter audit is to gather your data. Once you’ve logged into your Twitter account, click your profile picture in the top right corner.Select “Analytics” from the drop-down menu.You’ll be automatically taken to a new tab on your desktop. This is your data dashboard. At the top, you’ll see your analytics broken down into Home, Tweets, Audience, Events, Videos, and Conversion Tracking.In the “Tweets” section, you’ll see a breakdown of your Tweet Activity, as well as a button to “Export Data” at the top right. Choose your date range, and export.Now you have a document that breaks down each of your tweets from your chosen time period. Here, you’ll find your engagement rate, profile clicks, URL clicks, follows, and more. You’ll also be able to see your promoted tweets’ data.The next step is to create an audit document to put your Twitter’s data. This will help you track your metrics over a long period of time. Google Sheets is an easy and effective way to do this. Just copy and paste your document’s data into the sheet, and create a new page each month.Laying each month out side-by-side will make evaluating post performance easy, and allow you to determine the subtle differences in your copy, as well as which content performs best.Next, we’re going to dive into how to find your audience demographics. Don’t forget to share this post!last_img read more

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13 Examples of Re-Engagment Emails for the Subscribers You Miss

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! Originally published Oct 13, 2019 11:22:00 PM, updated October 14 2019 A whopping number of emails hit your subscribers’ inboxes each day. With so much competition for attention, it’s inevitable that a percentage of your subscriber list will lose interest in and stop engaging with your email marketing campaigns. It may not seem like a huge deal, but as a great percentage of your list stops engaging, the greater the risk you run of damaging your sender reputation and your email deliverability rates.So, how can you address this issue? By creating special re-engagement emails targeted directly at your “inactive” subscribers.Re-engagement emails play a vital role in the email lifecycleMarketing Sherpa reports that, on average, marketers lose 25% of their email list each year (simply to attrition). Therefore, list retention should be an absolute must for all email marketers.Download Now: Email Marketing Planning Template When done well, re-engagement emails can reduce list churn rates and boost incremental engagement. In terms of deliverability, re-engaging your inactive subscribers can enhance or at least help you maintain inbox placement rates for your emails. Often, if your overall engagement levels drop significantly, ISPs are more likely to consider you a low-quality sender, block, and make your engagement problems even worse.So what does an effective re-engagement email look like? Here are 10 examples to inspire your next campaign effort.10 Re-engagement Email Examples to Woo the Inactive Subscribers1. Lowe’s This re-engagement email draws attention to the improvements in their products since the last subscriber engagement. They have tactfully highlighted how more than 5 million members are using their services. Social sharing buttons are clearly visible in the email footer — hoping to push more engagement in other channels as well.2. AnimotoAnimoto sends out a simple question: Do you still want to hear from us? Their focus is on allowing subscribers to update their email preferences through a prominent CTA button that directs them to a preference center.3. BirchBoxWe all love surprises. BirchBox makes use of that emotional instinct in their re-engagement emails. They provide subscribers with two interesting options — a very rewarding way to re-engage!4. GrammarlyGrammarly re-engages inactive subscribers by presenting them with a “Wrinkle in Time” badge. The prominent CTA button ‘GO’ tempts the users to use their service again. They also promote their premium version at the bottom of the email and hint at a special price as well.5. PathPath is a photo-editing app that showcases all their new features to entice inactive subscribers. The ‘Update Now’ CTA stands out and drives engagements by pushing subscribers to update their app.6. ReturnPathReturnPath builds a brief background for the re-engagement and allows the subscriber to choose the types of communications they wish to receive. They demonstrate how the preference center works and end the email with two cute illustrations accompanied with related CTA buttons for options for engagement.7. SurfStitchThis re-engagement email attempts to feature everything that an inactive subscriber might have missed. They include a provision for the subscriber to adjust email frequency. And they don’t miss out on this opportunity to remind subscribers of their value propositions at the bottom (free express delivery, return policy, and customer service).8. Urban OutfittersThis re-engagement email by Urban Outfitters is a perfect blend of humor and emotional appeal. It’s brand-appropriate, and likely stands out very well from their normal marketing emails.9. Paul MitchellPaul Mitchell starts off their re-engagement email with an emotional ‘We hate goodbyes,’ informing the subscriber that it’s the last email to them. They include their products in a sad or worried face and drive readers prominently to a CTA to stay subscribed.10. Asthma FoundationNon-profit organizations can use re-engagement emails effectively as well — especially when it comes to convincing previous donors to demonstrate their generosity once more. This email by the Asthma Foundation deftly illustrates asthma triggers and quickly goes into persuasion mode to get the subscriber to make another contribution.11. Planet FitnessSometimes the easiest way to re-engage someone is by offering them a great and exclusive deal. In this email Planet Fitness offers a discounted deposit for people who re-join their gym within a certain period of time. Their usual deposit it $10 for a non-commitment subscription, so they’ve offered a 90% discount in the example below.12. HootsuiteHootsuite regularly sends emails to inactive customers that tell them what’s changed since they’ve logged in last. The company also explains how and why its changes, recommended by customers, have improved the platform.In this humble approach, Hootsuite admits that its a growing platform that wants to hear from its customers and that it has improved on things that might have caused the inactive user to leave. We Miss You EmailWe Miss You emails one obvious way that some brands might reach back out to previous customers or website users. Rather than calling out someone for being inactive or not visiting a site in a while, “We Miss You” can sound like a nice way of saying, “We care about customers that haven’t returned back. Example 13, below, shows how this can be effective. 13. HBO ShopIn this email, HBO Shop, the official HBO store shows inactive old customers the new products its now offering. The email also nicely admits that the HBO store misses the customer. Like Planet Fitness, HBO Shop also aims to reward previous customers for returning to the store with a 20%-off welcome back promo code.Get ready to re-engage.Subscriber inactivity is a fact of life. How you handle it makes all the difference. Take these subscribers as an opportunity to try new content and innovative approaches to see how you can bring your old customers back and get you new sales.Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published in December 2017, but was updated in October 2019 for comprehensiveness. Topics: Email Designlast_img read more

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Jordan Sterns Landed the Perfect Fit in Kansas City

first_imgJordan Sterns wore three uniforms in my mind since Thursday when the NFL Draft began in Philadelphia.He was a New Orleans Saint, a Seattle Seahawk and a Kansas City Chief.In New Orleans, I imagined him looming in the background behind a bevy of talented but underperforming safeties in Jarius Byrd and (specifically) Kenny Vaccaro. In Seattle, Sterns was part of the Legion of Boom, waiting his turn behind Earl Thomas, one of the men he models his game after.But to me, Kansas City was perfect for a player who will undoubtedly earn his way onto the roster if not the field.Even with the Chiefs picking Leon McQuay III, a safety from USC, the difference in grade from McQuay to Sterns is 0.11 out of 10, according to NFL.com. Although their ratings are almost identical, their play is contrasting.McQuay is a great athlete. Tests well. Good ball skills. Fluid and fast. A true center fielder.Sterns is an all right athlete. Plays better than he tests. More of an inside-the-box safety. Below average in space, but instinctual and gritty.McQuay’s biggest weakness is his lack of awareness at times, which is one of Sterns’ greatest assets.Scouts pointed to Sterns’ tackle number, leading Oklahoma State three straight seasons in the category, but it wasn’t until he opened his mouth that teams started to understand what kind of player they might get.“He’s the type of player you want in your locker room,” a regional scout for an NFC East team told NFL.com. “He has to prove he’s the type of player you want on your sideline. Has to play up near the line. His instincts are nice.”Those are the kinds of guys Kansas City plays. Good guys. Out-of-trouble guys. And if they aren’t good, Kansas City makes them good.Sterns is also in one of the most fertile grounds in all of the safety realm. Feb. 28, Eric Berry became the highest-paid safety in the league at $78 million over six years. Berry is probably the most complete safety in the NFL with the ability to play center-field in a cover 3 and also to crack down on a running back hitting the gap.Berry, Ron Parker and Daniel Sorensen will have their brains picked from a lot of rookies, but you have to imagine Sterns might be in their minds the most. He has the itch to improve, as a player, as a teammate, as a man. That was something he picked up and perfected at OSU.He was a chief in Stillwater, and now he is a Chief in Kansas City. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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Where to watch all UK TV football this week

first_imgPremier League Live football on TV: UK match schedule this week, online streams & free to air websites Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 25/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ronaldo, Hazard, Messi Getty Premier League UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League FA Cup Primera División Bundesliga Serie A Ligue 1 If you are planning to take in some live football on television this week, Goal has a comprehensive guide to what’s on Trying to figure out what football is being shown live on TV this week? Look no further!There is plenty of action taking place across the globe, not least in Europe’s top leagues, with some interesting match-ups that are bound to get you excited.The Champions League and Europa League continued in midweek, with the likes of, Man Utd, Arsenal and Celtic all taking to the field. 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 Premier League returns at the weekend, though it is not a full card of games as Arsenal face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.To help you choose what to watch, Goal has taken a look at all the football on TV in the UK today, tonight and this week, including some that you can watch for free and live stream. All live football matches on UK TV this weekFriday, February 23, 2018Sunday, February 25, 2018 Match Competition Kick-off time (GMT) Channel Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League 08:00 BT Sport 2 Villarreal v Getafe La Liga 11:00 Sky Sports Red Button Ajax v ADO Den Haag Eredivisie 11:30 Sky Sports Mix / Sky Sports Red Button Crotone v SPAL Serie A 11:30 BT Sport 3 Pune City v Goa Indian Super League 12:00 BritAsiaTV Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD Aberdeen v Celtic Scottish Premiership 13:30 Sky Sports Football Feyenoord v PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Mix / Sky Sports Red Button Sassuolo v Lazio Serie A 14:00 BT Sport 3 Bordeaux v Nice Ligue 1 14:00 BT Sport ESPN Man Utd v Chelsea Premier League 14:05 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport 2 Athletic Bilbao v Malaga La Liga 15:15 Sky Sports Red Button Lyon v St Etienne Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport ESPN Arsenal v Man City Carabao Cup Final 16:30 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event RB Leipzig v FC Cologne Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 2 Juventus v Atalanta Serie A 17:00 BT Sport 3 Carmarthen Town v Aberystwyth Town Welsh Premier League 17:15 S4C Valencia v Real Sociedad La Liga 17:30 Sky Sports Red Button Sevilla v Atletico Madrid La Liga 19:45 Sky Sports Football Roma v AC Milan Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1 PSG v Marseille Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 3 Portimonense v FC Porto Primeira Liga 20:15 FreeSports How to watch football for free in the UKRaheem Sterling Manchester CityThere are a number of games throughout the week that can be watched live for free on a variety of different channels.National broadcasters such as BBC, BBC Scotland and S4C occasionally show matches from the UK, with a few available to watch this week.Free-to-air channel Freesports shows games from Portugal’s Primeira Liga and Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League, while BritAsia TV broadcasts games from the Indian Super League.See the table below for the free games on UK TV this week. Match Competition Kick-off time (GMT) Channel Pune City v Goa Indian Super League Feb 25 | 12:00 BritAsiaTV Carmarthen Town v Aberystwyth Town Welsh Premier League Feb 25 | 17:15 S4C Portimonense v FC Porto Primeira Liga Feb 25 | 20:15 FreeSports Furthermore, highlights from all Premier League matches are shown on BBC One’s Match of the Day programme, which generally airs on Saturdays at 22:30 .On Channel 5 , you can watch highlights from the Championship on Football on 5: The Championship , which airs on Saturdays at 21:00 .Sky Sports News , which regularly shows clips and highlights from games, is available to all Sky and Virgin Media subscribers regardless of package.How to legally stream football in the UKAlexis Sanchez Manchester UnitedAs well as being able to watch football on TV in the UK, fans can stream games live online and using various apps.Sky TV customers, for example, can access the Sky Go facility, which allows users to stream matches live and on demand on any mobile, laptop or tablet device.BT Sport, similarly, offer the BT Sport app , through which customers can stream games live and on-the-go on a variety of devices.The likes of Sky Go and the BT Sport app are generally available for most Apple iOS and Android devices.Furthermore, for games that are broadcast on BBC, viewers can opt to use the BBC iPlayer , which is a streaming service compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and a host of other platforms. 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VIDEO: Amazing World Football Cup win

first_imgConIFA World Football Cup VIDEO: Abkhazia’s amazing World Football Cup win Goal 22:16 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy ConIFA World Football Cup Videos It was standing room only in Sukhumi as the hosts hit a dramatic late equaliser before an incredible penalty shootout victory Two years ago, Abkhazia were celebrating something very special after a remarkable come from behind victory over Panjab saw them secure the 2016 CONIFA World Football Cup.The hosts twice looked out of the game – firstly when they were trailing 1-0 in the 86th minute, and again when they were two penalties down in the shoot-out.But a stranger-than-fiction turn of events saw Abkhazia equalise to send the game to spot-kicks, and then complete a penalty great escape to triumph in Sukhum. 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 Relive the drama by watching the video above.last_img read more

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KMRCL takes up schemes to help children elderly persons tackle trauma

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL) has taken up schemes for children and elderly persons staying at hotels, to help them overcome the trauma of the Bowbazar mishap that took place due to tunnel boring of East-West Metro.The initiative comes after a section of the residents claimed that they were not getting proper facilities in the hotels where they have been evacuated after the mishap. KMRCL has also received complaints that children are going to school skipping breakfast in the hotels. “We received a few calls mentioning that school children are not getting breakfast on time. So, they are compelled to go to school without the same. Our officials have taken stock of the situation and have resolved the issue,” said A K Nandy, general manager (Administration), KMRCL. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt might be mentioned that two residents of Syakra Para Lane have died due to shock (heart attack) as they witnessed their houses crumble due to the East-West Metro project work. The elderly persons, identified as Anjali Mullick and Ganesh Prakash Gupta, breathed their last at a hospital. Anjali, who was a resident of 2/1 B, Syakra Para Lane for the last 70 years, died on September 11, while Ganesh, a resident of 10 Syakra Para Lane, died on the previous day. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe 86-year-old used to live in a four-storey building. At around 4:30 am on September 1, the KMRCL officials had asked Ganesh and his family members to vacate the crumbling house. KMRC has formed a trauma care unit for regular health check-up of the elderly persons who were shifted to hotels. “Two doctors have been appointed for the trauma care unit. They are visiting the elderly persons regularly at the hotels,” Nandy pointed out.last_img read more

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