La Salle outlasts FEU in five; surprising Adamson downs UP

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle’s championship poise again came in full show. —AUGUST DELA CRUZLa Salle coach Ramil De Jesus didn’t like how his Lady Spikers let the game almost slip.But then again, De Jesus thought it might be the kind of match the defending champions needed.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Lady Falcons soared to their second straight win for a 2-1 card, already eclipsing their one-win total from Season 79, while the Lady Maroons slipped to their second straight loss and a 1-2 record.“It feels good, because last year was really tough for us and only winning one game it was hard so getting our second win, we’ve already our record and it feels good,” said Adamson coach Air Padda. “It shows that there’s been growth in the program and our team is not a pushover from last year.”With the Lady Falcons up two sets to none and holding a 23-18 lead in the third, Diana Carlos managed to score two straight points to cut the margin to three, 23-20, and give UP a semblance of fight.Carlos’ back-to-back hits prompted Padda to call time, and Jema Galanza calmed her mentor down with a pinpoint kill that went through UP’s defense and put the Lady Falcons at the 24-20 match point.UP’s Marian Buitre then gave Adamson the win when she failed to get the ball over from her side of the floor.Adamson had eight service aces in the first set alone. After trading blows with FEU for a 5-5 tie in the fifth set, the Lady Spikers turned up the heat and went on a 10-2 run to end the match with Michelle Cobb connecting with Desiree Cheng for the sharp kill.La Salle’s first semblance of disparity in the fifth set was its 12-6 lead when Aduke Ogunsanya brushed off Jeanette Villareal’s attempt.La Salle already had a 24-22 advantage in the third set and needed just one point to finish off FEU. But Kianna Dy’s first attempt to end the match went out of bounds.Dy’s second attempt got blocked and Villareal denied Ogunsanya that gave FEU the 25-24 lead before Bernadeth Pons calmly scored the Lady Tamaraws’ 26th point of the third set.Adamson, though, wasted no time and stunned University of the Philippines, 25-9, 27-25, 25-20, in the other game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Awaiting Pacquiao’s ring return La Salle survived Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, to streak to its third straight win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“I always tell the team that even though they got the first two sets, we will lag behind in the third set,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “It’s fairly easy to score the first 24 points, but it’s very difficult to get that last one.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“These five-set matches are good because we can already see what needs to be fixed and it’s really a test for the team’s character.”The Lady Spikers, who tied National University on top at 3-0, sent the Lady Tamaraws skidding to their second straight loss after an opening-day win. View commentslast_img read more

NADA to ask London dope control team to test Indian athletes

first_imgIn order to avoid a repeat of Monika Devi doping scandal-like incident before the Olympics, the National Anti-Doping Agency has tested the urine samples of all the athletes except for a few who have been based abroad for training, its Director General said on Wednesday.NADA Director General Mukul Chatterjee said on Wednesday that all the Indian athletes, except for a few who have been based in foreign countries for training, have undergone mandatory dope testing.He said those athletes who have been based in foreign countries for training for some time would be tested by the Olympic Doping Control Team when they checked in at the Games Village in London.”It’s mandatory that all the athletes will have to be tested three months prior to any mega event. That we have done for all the athletes except for a few who have been based in foreign countries for training like Vikas Gowda and Om Prakash Karhana,” Chatterjee, who took charge recently, said.”The Doping Control Team under the London Games Organising Committee has the authority to do the dope testing.So we have requested the LOGOC to ask the doping control team to test the Indian athletes, who have not been tested by the NADA, when they checked in at the Games Village,” he said.”These are out-of-competition tests. They will also undergo the in-competition tests to be done by the doping control team during the Games,” he added.Gowda is based in the United States while Om Prakash has been training in Hungary for the last two years.advertisementWeightlifter Monika Devi was caught for doping just hours before she was to board the flight for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.Her ‘B’ sample, which was tested in a Tokyo laboratory on the recommendations of T.S. Krishnamurthy Commission which probed into the doping scandal, had also returned positive for banned drugs.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Hard to say Etienne Sabinos not my favorite player

As a product of Miami, Fla., linebacker Etienne Sabino said he was not familiar with Ohio State. Now in his redshirt senior season, Sabino is starting for the Buckeyes. He’s one of first-year coach Urban Meyer’s favorite players. In OSU’s 17-16 victory against Michigan State on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., Meyer said Sabino had “a hell of a game.” Sabino, who recorded eight total tackles, one pass breakup, two quarterback hurries, one tackle for loss, and one sack against the Spartans, was named defensive player of the game by Meyer during the coach’s weekly Monday press conference. Meyer wasn’t the only one who took note of the captain’s play. “(Sabino) played exceptionally well to me. He made a lot of good plays,” said redshirt junior defensive back Corey Brown. Notably, the linebacker’s sack came at the end of the third quarter and during a crucial time in the game. After the Buckeyes’ offense scored a touchdown to take a 17-13 lead against MSU, it seemed that OSU had not only seized the game’s lead, but also its momentum. Looking to respond, the Spartans returned the ensuing kickoff to their 31-yard line and drove the ball to the 50-yard line. The Spartans offense stalled, though after an incomplete pass from redshirt junior quarterback Andrew Maxwell and short run by junior running back Le`Veon Bell. Facing a 3rd-and-7, Maxwell dropped back to pass before Sabino burst into the backfield and brought down the Spartan quarterback for a 7-yard loss. The play forced MSU to punt and kept the momentum on the side of the Buckeyes. “I just want to give all the credit to the people around me,” Sabino said. “I think our defensive line did a great job making my job easy and the back end did a great job covering allowing us to get pressure. I think it was a good defensive effort.” Meyer said he’s not only impressed with Sabino’s play, but also said he has a different relationship with him compared to other players. “It’s hard for me to say he’s not my favorite player on this team,” Meyer said. “I have conversations with him like I would a coach. I listen to him. I usually don’t listen a lot, and then I listen to him.” Sabino said his relationship with and respect for Meyer helps him be honest with the former Florida Gators coach. “The thing with coach Meyer is honesty … I keep it real with him, he keeps it real with me,” Sabino said. “So I think he respects that and we have that respect for each other.” The Florida native, however, has experienced ups and downs during his career since coming to Columbus in 2008. Sabino arrived with high expectations as the No. 1-overall high school inside linebacker in the country, according to’s recruiting rankings. But during his freshman and sophomore years, he never started a game and only made six tackles and one sack. In 2010, he sat out for the season and redshirted after losing a position battle to former OSU linebacker Andrew Sweat. Last season, though, Sabino saw time in all 13 of the Buckeyes’ games, collecting 62 total tackles, two sacks and seven tackles for loss. Sabino only started five times for the Buckeyes last year. But this year might be a different story as Sabino has started in all five of OSU’s games under Meyer. “He hasn’t played a lot. I didn’t realize that until I went back and did a study on it,” Meyer said. “He’s been a classic underachiever. Now he’s a leader. He’s a grown man,” As of the Buckeyes’ game against the Spartans, Sabino is second on the team in tackles with 36 total stops and has amassed two sacks, two tackles for loss, one interception and one forced fumble. “Sometimes things don’t pan out as fast as you want them to happen, but it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish. So that’s my motto,” Sabino said.


first_imgSeptember 21, 2009 SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCE ENGINEERING Five students and two professors from Drexel University visited Arcosanti to prepare research materials for a class to be taught at Drexel this fall, entitled “Sustainable Water Resource Engineering”. The class, comprised of over 20 graduate and undergraduate students, will use Arcosanti as a case study and prepare design alternatives for “Critical Mass Arcosanti’, a population of approximately 500 people. Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, formed a new interdepartmental program, Drexel Engineering Cities Initiative (DECI) (, with a focus on “the engineering of cities, policy development, and the creation of environmentally sustainable urban habitats that function for people and society.” [Photo from left clockwise] Dr. Franco Montalto, Nicholas Kuzmyak, Chad Carreras, Dr. Eugenia Ellis, Kimberly DiGiovanni, Mengling Shen, and Alisha Goldstein. [photo: Anna Tran & text: Scott Riley] The students studied many aspects of our water system, and attended presentations from Foundation staff. Cliff Hersted presented materials on water rights and the Agua Fria Watershed, Tomiaki Tamura discussed the Lean Alternative, Kim Young Soo presented the 3D site plan and renderings, and Scott Riley provided information on wells, the water distribution system, and Arcosanti water use. Several Arcosanti residents and workshoppers attended three evenings of activities: two lectures provided by Drexel professors Franco Montalto and Eugenia Ellis, and a Town Hall on Water Use. The Cosanti Foundation and Arcosanti residents will continue to work with Drexel staff and students throughout the 11-week class. Anyone interested in further information is welcome to contact Scott Riley at Dr. Franco Montalto: Five students enrolled in this term’s Sustainable Water Resource Engineering class travelled this September for a one week field visit to Arcosanti, an experimental city located in the desert, one hour north of Phoenix, Arizona. The city, with population of just under 100, was designed by Architect Paolo Soleri in the 1970’s to test out his theory of Arcology – an integration of ecology into architecture. Soleri’s goal was that the city expand to house 5000 people, yet achieving that goal has proven to be a challenge. One of the major constraints has been water availability which, in the US Southwest, is constrained by precipitation variability, climate change, population growth, and a legacy of water rights regulations, not all of which have been fully adjudicated. Students in this fall’s Sustainable Water Resource Engineering class will explore these issues and propose design strategies for Arcosanti at population 500 (known by Paolo Soleri as Critical Mass). The course, co-taught by Dr. Franco Montalto and Dr. Eugenia Ellis, will feature readings and discussions addressing various components of the contemporary global water crisis (water wars, water privatization, climate adaptation, urban water challenges, etc.) The design project will become the forum for students to articulate a practical response to the question: “How can engineers integrate lessons from around the world into their everyday work, and to the technical solutions they propose?” [photo: Anna Tran & text: Scott Riley, Dr. Franco Montalto]last_img read more

Iden colleagues reveal Action Plan with focus on Michigans economy job growth

first_img Categories: Iden News 05Feb Iden, colleagues reveal ‘Action Plan’ with focus on Michigan’s economy, job growth State Rep. Brandt Iden joined his colleagues today in announcing key initiatives for the upcoming legislative session.House Republican lawmakers outlined their top priorities as the new legislative session gets under way. Iden said a continued focus on fostering job growth and creating a good environment for entrepreneurs will create a stronger economy for Michigan.“Michigan’s economy has vastly improved over the last four years under Republican leadership.  I look forward to working with my colleagues as we keep our collective foot on the gas to keep Michigan moving forward,” said Iden, R-Oshtemo. “Creating an environment which allows for greater innovation as well as providing more access to the necessary training to fill positions in the skilled trades will put more people back to work and offer greater opportunities for future generations.”The GOP’s Action Plan for the new legislative session can be viewed at read more

Netflixs international subscriber base is expecte

first_imgNetflix’s international subscriber base is expected to grow by almost 10 million in 2015 to reach 26.36 million by the end of the year, according to Digital TV Research.According to Digital TV Research’s Global OTT TV & Video Forecasts, Netflix will have 69.9 million subscribers globally by December 31, up 28% year-on-year. International subscribers are expected to account for 9.58 million of these, up 57% year-on-year. Digital TV Research expects the UK to be the biggest international territory, with 4.942 million subscribers, followed by Canada with 3.95 million and Brazil with 3.338 million.Other European territories are experiencing mixed rates of growth. After the UK, the Netherlands will remain the SVoD provider’s leading European market, with 1.6 million subscribers, followed by Sweden with 1.463 million customers.Germany and France will trail behind the leaders somewhat, with 1.208 million and 1.15 million subscribers respectively, according to Digital TV Research. Recent European launch market Spain is expected to contribute 150,000 customers to the total.last_img read more

Bitstamp Expected to Resume Trading Within Hours

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters Bitstamp Expected to Resume Trading Within Hours Add to Queue Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Reuters Bitstamp, one of the largest exchanges for the digital bitcoin currency, said on Wednesday it expected to resume trading within 24 hours after suspending operations because of a security breach on Sunday.Customers would not lose money because of the breach and security would be increased, said Damijan Merlak, one of Bitstamp’s two Slovenian founders.Bitstamp had suspended its service after the breach resulted in the loss of around 19,000 bitcoins with a value of some $5 million.”Trading will resume as soon as the new infrastructure will be in place and tested. We expect that is likely to happen within the next 24 hours,” Merlak told Reuters in an emailed message on Wednesday.”In the future we will strengthen security measures while the most important thing for clients is that they will suffer no financial damage as that will be covered by our company,” Merlak added.He gave no further details of the problem.Last February, Bitstamp claimed that developers had come up with a solution to thwart cyber attacks against its platform after Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest bitcoin exchanges, lost an estimated $650 million worth of the virtual currency when its computer system was hacked.The Bitstamp breach represented a small fraction of its total bitcoin reserve and the majority was held in secure offline systems, the Slovenia-based firm posted on its website on Tuesday.Bitstamp had said it believed one of its wallets, which store the digital credentials for a customer’s bitcoin holdings, had been compromised.It had notified all customers after learning of the breach, requesting them not to make any deposits to previously issued bitcoin deposit addresses.Bitcoin, the best-known virtual currency, started circulating in 2009. Unlike conventional money, bitcoin is generated by computers and is independent of control or backing by any government.A bitcoin is currently worth $276.80 BTC=BTSP.Merlak is one of two Slovenians who founded Bitstamp in 2011. The company has made its two founders millionaires, according to the Slovenian media.(Reporting By Marja Novak; editing by Keith Weir) Next Article Bitstamp Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Register Now » 2 min read January 7, 2015 –shareslast_img read more

RIP to the VCR

first_img Editorial Director Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Dan Bova Image credit: Ian Waldie | Getty Images July 21, 2016 R.I.P. to the VCR Entrepreneur Staff Innovation –shares 4 min read Nietzsche wrote, “God is dead.” Whether or not you agree with the cheerful German, there is another powerful three-letter entity that no one can deny has met its maker: the VCR.Japanese consumer electronics company Funai Electric, the last remaining manufacturer of VCRs, announced that by August they will permanently shut down their production lines. Never again will a blinking—12:00! 12:00! 12:00!—clock need to be set. Never again will a tracking wheel be fiddled with to stop static from messing up an already pretty terrible picture. Never again will we blow into a machine with the hope that it might make the aforementioned terrible picture .00002% less terrible.Does it make anyone else feel really old that an innovation that was developed during our lifetime has unequivocally been declared obsolete?Related: 6 Pieces of Old Tech that Sold for Big Bucks at AuctionNow I know that VCRs are hardly the only innovation that has come and gone (New Coke, we hardly knew ye), but this one hit me particularly hard because of just how big a deal VCRs were when they first came out. I wanted a VCR so badly and had to wait forever to get one. This is mostly because my parents are mean and horrible people. (Okay, fine, I guess it’s because they were selfishly spending their money on things like food and shelter for me and my brother, but still, we were the last ones on our block guys!)VCR technology existed since the 1950s, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that the machines became affordable to regular folk. When I first learned of their power, my little legs buckled contemplating the new world that was about to open up for me: So even though we are stuck in traffic coming home from grandma’s house, this thing will allow me to watch the new episode of Family Ties and not wait 8 months for the re-run? And hold on, I can watch movies in my house? Over and over again? And I can watch R-rated ones without having to sneak past an usher? And even though my parents won’t let me stay up late enough to watch the mini-series V, I can “tape it” and watch the baby get born with a lizard tongue tomorrow morning during breakfast?All the answers were yes. What a time to be alive.Related: I Call B.S. on this Motivational PosterIt’s amazing, in retrospect, how convenient it seemed to be able to get movies from Blockbuster Video. Today I get annoyed scrolling through Netflix and Hulu searching for “something good,” and I don’t even have to be wearing pants while I do it. In the VCR times, you had to drive to a store (wearing pants) with the full knowledge that there was a 99% chance that the movie you wanted to rent wouldn’t be there. And you were fine with that! Conan the Barbarian is out? Fine, I’ll try whatever the hell Time Bandits is. Who cares? It’s a movie in my house!Related: 5 Old Technologies that are Still ThrivingI know that Blockbuster has been gone for some time, but it does seem sad that the phrase “Be kind and rewind” will officially go the way of the Mayan calendar. I asked my 9-year-son Gus if he even knew what the phrase meant.“Um, if you’re already being mean, start being nice?”No Gus, that isn’t the answer, but given our current domestic and global politic climate, not the worst advice.So here’s to you, VCR. You gave me so much and asked for so little. All you needed was someone to set your clock and to blow on your heads every once in a while to clear away the dust. Enjoy your cloud in innovation heaven. Tell Discman we say hello.  Add to Queue Next Article Register Now »last_img read more

Vidyard Releases 2019 Video in Business Benchmark Report Uncovers Latest Trends on

first_imgFindings Show That Businesses Are Producing More Videos Than Ever, Average Video Length Is Down 33% While Average Viewer Retention Rate Is up 13%, and More Businesses Are Augmenting Their Video Strategies With In-House Content Creation and Advanced Video Analytics Vidyard, the leading video platform for businesses, has released its third annual Video in Business Benchmark Report revealing the latest trends and benchmarks in video content creation, publishing, viewer engagement, and analytics by business-to-business (B2B) organizations. By analyzing first-party data from more than 324,000 videos published over a 12-month period, Vidyard uncovers vital insights on how businesses are using online video content to support their marketing, sales and customer experience programs.Findings from the new report show that the average length of videos is trending shorter and shorter while audiences are opting to engage in videos longer. Organizations in high-tech, professional services and media, entertainment and communications are most prolific with video while businesses with more than 5,000 employees and less than 200 employees lead the way in video publishing. The most recent year also showed a sizeable increase in the number of companies moving toward using a mix of internal and external video production resources to meet the shifting expectations of buyers, and the number of companies using intermediate or advanced video analytics has significantly increased.TL;DR– Your Key Takeaways from the 2019 Video in Business Benchmark ReportAverage business video length is trending shorter year-over-year: In 2018, the average length was 4.07 minutes long, 33% shorter than 2017’s 6.07 minutes.Business audiences are staying tuned longer: 52% of viewers watched all the way through to the end of the video across all viewing sessions. This is up from 46% who would do the same in 2017. 68% of viewers watch a video to the end if it’s less than 60 seconds.Mid-week is the most popular time for business video views, with Thursday seeing the most views overall. Viewing peaks in the morning, regardless of the day of the week, typically between 9 and 11 a.m. PST (12 to 2 p.m. EST).Desktop viewing still dominant for business video engagement: The majority of video views still take place on desktop (87%), but mobile views continue to increase. This year, 13% of business video views happened on mobile, a small increase from the previous year’s 11%.Smaller companies accelerate video content creation: Businesses with 31-200 employees published a staggering 510 new videos on average in 2018, second only to large businesses with more than 5,000 employees. More small and medium-sized companies reported using both internal and external video production resources to help them scale video creation while also producing higher quality content. 52% are using both vs. 37% in 2017.Video analytics see increased adoption in business: In 2018, 85% of companies reported using some form of video analytics. The use of intermediate or advanced video analytics has increased significantly, by 19% over the previous year.Marketing Technology News: Will Salesforce Customer 360 Arrival Push CRMs and DMPs Out of Equation in 2020?According to The Forrester Tech Tide : Video Technologies For Customer And Employee Experience, Q1 2019, companies use video to engage their employees, serve their customers, and entice their prospects. Video conveys emotions and information, unlike any other medium. The report goes on to note that financial services companies cut support time with video and that enterprises enable faster and more effective collaboration with video. More than just an entertainment medium, video powers a business’ ability to inspire, collaborate and communicate.Video Creation and Publishing: Your Size Doesn’t MatterMany industries are relying on video content to power marketing, sales, communications, and support. On average, the report found that the high tech, professional services, and media, entertainment and communications industries created more videos than other fields. Types of videos range from promotional content to educational videos to content for sales enablement.Unsurprisingly, companies with more employees produce more videos on average. The largest enterprises (5,000 employees or greater) created an average of 538 videos throughout the year. However, these organizations are closely followed by the opposite finding: smaller businesses with between 31 and 200 employees who produced an average of 510 videos, suggesting that they’re taking a scrappier approach to their video production strategy, and see video as an important way to compete with larger businesses.Resourcing Your Team: Production of Video ContentMore companies are hiring employees to create video content or helping their existing staff get skilled up in video production. This year, there was an increase in small and medium-sized companies moving towards using a mix of internal and external resources for video production than the previous year (52% using both, versus 37% in 2017). Meanwhile, enterprise organizations are relying more on their employees to create video content, with 38% of that content being produced internally, and another 38% using a mix of internal resources alongside agencies, contract employees, and freelancers.When it Comes to Video Length, Shorter is Better. Or is it?In 2018, the average video length was 4.07 minutes long, 33% shorter than 2017’s 6.07 minutes. This trend continues back to 2016 when the average length was 13.14 minutes! This may suggest that businesses are recognizing that shorter videos help to maximize engagement, or perhaps it’s a reflection of the types of content they are now producing.When it comes to viewer engagement, unsurprisingly, videos that are less than 60 seconds have the highest completion rate. However, videos that are between 2-4 minutes had a higher completion rate than videos that are between 1-2 minutes in length, suggesting that longer-form videos meant to educate buyers can still command attention!The most common types of videos are webinars, demos, and social media videos. Explainer videos, product videos, and customer videos are also popular formats. More than ever, businesses are using video throughout the customer journey. They recognize the power of video to explain to potential customers what they do, what they offer, and how it helps them. The popularity of webinars suggests that there’s also a thirst among brands’ audiences for longer-form educational content.Marketing Technology News: Eggplant Expands Test Automation Across Entire LifecycleVideo Publishing and Promotion: Your Times and Dates Matter For Maximum EngagementBusiness-created video content is viewed more mid-week, and weekdays continue to be more popular than weekends. Audiences watched more business video content Thursdays than any other day of the week (22%). In close succession, Wednesday (18%) and Tuesday (17%), with Monday and Friday tied at 15%. Saturday and Sunday trail behind significantly, holding only 7% and 6% of viewers respectively. Video views peak between 9 and 11 a.m. PST (12 to 2 p.m. EST) on weekdays.Video Analytics: Understanding Your Video Performance and ImpactVideo analytics help companies better understand the performance of their video content, beyond just view counts. As companies produce more and more video content, it’s important for them to understand who is consuming it and how it is impacting revenue, rather than just how many views each video received. In 2018, 85% of companies reported that they’re using some form of video analytics. More organizations than ever before (43%) are taking advantage of the insights available through intermediate and advanced video analytics—a 19% increase over the previous year.The 2019 Video in Business Benchmark Report was created and produced by Vidyard. These findings are based on the analysis of first-party data collected from more than 324,000 videos published by Vidyard customers over a 12-month period, from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. It also includes anonymized aggregate viewership and engagement data from all video streams during that period. The results have also been compared to consistent data sets from the previous year’s benchmark report to offer insight into year-over-year trends.Marketing Technology News: WebEngage Partners with Kenscio’s Email Management Solution Business Benchmark Reportbusiness-to-businessMarketing Technology NewsNewsVideo Analyticsvideo content creation Previous ArticleIntroducing Nimble 5.0, Simple Smart Relationship Manager for Office 365 and G Suite Teams That Puts The “R” Back Into CRMNext ArticleEvergage Named a Strong Performer Among B2B Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) by Independent Research Firm Vidyard Releases 2019 Video in Business Benchmark Report; Uncovers Latest Trends on Video Creation, Publishing, Engagement and Analytics Across B2B Markets Globe NewswireJune 24, 2019, 4:25 pmJune 24, 2019 last_img read more

Quad Helps Accelerate the Future of Commerce Announces Strategic Partnership With the

first_imgQuad/Graphics, Inc. announced that it has made a strategic investment and entered into a long-term partnership with the dtx company (“dtx”), a leader in the direct-to-consumer economy. dtx is announcing a new direct-to-consumer ecosystem, UNBOX, which helps consumers directly discover and access brands, and helps brands get direct control over their customer relationships, customer acquisition costs, and customer data. Through this partnership, Quad will support their multichannel ecosystem through data-driven, connected experiences.“We are the ideal marketing partner for these brands as we can help them create personalized, multichannel programs that accelerate their business, efficiencies and outcomes.”Quad’s capabilities seamlessly span from concept creation, to print and production, through distribution of content to consumers’ homes, experiences and devices. This uniquely connected platform helps multichannel customers in the direct-to-consumer space achieve faster customer acquisition and scale.Quad can help direct-to-consumer brands acquire and retain customers by:– Creating personalized, multichannel customer experiences through better use of data.– Uniting the speed of online media and the proven ability of offline media to increase response rates and drive traffic.– Getting to market faster by efficiently creating, producing and distributing content to consumers’ homes, experiences and devices.– Maximizing their return on marketing investment through the use of a uniquely integrated marketing, communications and production platform. Marketing Technology News: New ISG Study Focuses on Digital Business Services“We’re tremendously excited to announce this strategic investment and long-term partnership with dtx and UNBOX. We share a common vision for supporting the next generation of great brands and the direct-to-consumer economy,” said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO of Quad. “We are the ideal marketing partner for these brands as we can help them create personalized, multichannel programs that accelerate their business, efficiencies and outcomes.”“Today’s consumers want instant and direct access to brands, and direct-to-consumer brands want instant and transparent access to consumers in an environment that allows them to manage their brand, customer acquisition costs, and data. With Quad’s help, we can provide an ecosystem that is a matchmaker, not a middleman,” said Tim Armstrong, Founder + CEO of the dtx company and UNBOX. Armstrong formed dtx in February 2019. He was formerly the CEO of Oath and AOL, and held leadership roles at Google.Marketing Technology News: AccuWeather Continues Rapid Expansion with Relocation of Global Office in New York CityThe strategic investment and long-term partnership with dtx is another example consistent with Quad’s 3.0 strategy to accelerate commerce and create a more vibrant, connected world.Quad has been making strategic investments over the past few years to transform the Company into a marketing solutions partner, including the hiring of high-level marketing talent, partnering with Rise Interactive through a controlling ownership interest, and acquiring Ivie & Associates in 2018 and Periscope in January 2019 to strengthen Quad’s overall integrated services offering.Quad solves its clients’ most complex marketing and process challenges by finding a better way to engineer fast, quality, connected experiences. This is referred to as Colorful Engineering.Marketing Technology News: Kochava Expands In APAC Region customer experiencesdtxMarketing Technology NewsNewsQuadUNBOX Previous ArticleTactical Marketing Automation Announces Master List Creation Tool for Act-On SoftwareNext ArticlemGage Collaborates with Oracle Marketing Cloud to Deliver Optimized Omni-Channel Marketing and Make Mobile Marketing Easier Quad Helps Accelerate the Future of Commerce, Announces Strategic Partnership With the dtx Company Business WireJuly 11, 2019, 3:39 pmJuly 11, 2019 last_img read more

News Corp reports loss on writedowns weakness in newspapers

Rupert Murdoch and son Lachlan Murdoch, seen at a conference in 2017, share the title of executive chairman at News Corp, the newspaper-focus unit in the family’s media empire Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper-focused News Corp on Thursday reported a loss in the past quarter, as results were hit by a writedown in the value of its Australian television operations and declines in print advertising revenues. News Corp reports profit jump to $87 mn Explore further Citation: News Corp reports loss on writedowns, weakness in newspapers (2018, May 10) retrieved 18 July 2019 from The New York-based media group said the loss in the quarter ended March 31 was $1.1 billion, mainly from a markdown in value of Foxtel and Fox Sports Australia.Overall revenues for the fiscal third quarter rose six percent to $2.1 billion, helped by increases in digital real estate operations and book publishing.The newspaper operations—which include The Wall Street Journal, The Times and The Sunday Times of London as well as Australian titles—saw mixed results.Revenue for the newspaper unit grew two percent, helped by circulation and subscription gains at The Wall Street Journal. But ad revenues were down three percent, reflecting weakness in the print advertising market, notably in the US and Australia.The Journal saw the number of subscribers hit 1.49 million by the end of March, with 409,000 at the company’s Australian newspapers. The Times and The Sunday Times digital subscribers rose to 230,000.”At our mastheads, digital audience expanded at a time when premium news has become more important to readers and advertisers,” chief executive Robert Thomson said.”The digital ecosystem is clearly evolving and regulators in many countries are grappling with the profound impact of unprecedentedly powerful digital platforms.”The CEO has long been a vocal critic of platforms such as Google and Facebook over their growing roles in the news business.Thomson called for an “algorithm review board” to oversee digital platforms to “ensure that there is no algorithmic abuse or censorship, commercially or politically.”The company—which Murdoch split off from his media-entertainment group in 2013—includes the HarperCollins book publishing group, online services including the website, television and publishing operations in Australia, The Wall Street Journal’s parent Dow Jones and News UK titles in Britain.Murdoch, 87, retains the title of executive chairman with his son Lachlan. The two hold the same roles at 21st Century Fox, the part of the family empire which includes major television and film properties.News Corp shares fell slightly on the results, which were mostly in line with expectations. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 AFP read more

This Common Sugar Substitute Can Be Deadly for Dogs FDA Warns

first_img 20 Weird Dog and Cat Behaviors Explained by Science 11 Ways Your Beloved Pet May Make You Sick Originally published on Live Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndohear.comThese German hearing aids are going viralhear.comUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndo You should always be careful about what you let your dog eat — case in point, a common sugar substitute found in everything from chewing gum to peanut butter can be deadly for man’s best friend, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This week, the FDA warned pet owners about the dangers of xylitol, a type of sugar alcohol that is sometimes found in sugar-free foods. Although the substance is safe for humans, it can be poisonous for dogs. Over the last several years, the agency has received reports of dogs being poisoned by eating foods that contain xylitol. Many of the poisonings occurred when dogs ate sugar-free gum, the FDA said. But xylitol can also be found in other food or consumer products, including sugar-free candy, breath mints, baked goods, sugar-free (or “skinny”) ice cream, toothpaste, cough syrup, and some peanut and nut butters. [These 7 Foods Cause the Most Pet Deaths]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  When dogs eat xylitol, it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and causes a rapid release of insulin, the hormone that helps sugar enter cells. This insulin spike may cause dogs’ blood sugar levels to plummet to life-threatening levels, a condition known as hypoglycemia, the FDA said. In humans, xylitol isn’t dangerous, because it does not stimulate the release of insulin. Signs of xylitol poisoning in dogs — including vomiting, weakness, difficulty walking or standing, seizures, and coma — typically occur within 15 to 30 minutes of consumption, and deaths have occurred in as little as 1 hour, the FDA said. To protect your dog, the FDA recommends checking food labels for xylitol, particularly if the product is advertised as sugar-free or low sugar, said Martine Hartogensis, a veterinarian at the FDA. “If a product does contain xylitol, make sure your pet can’t get to it,” Hartogensis said in a statement. This also applies to products you might not think of as food, such as toothpaste, which your dog might still attempt to eat. And if you give your dog peanut or nut butters as a treat or vehicle for pills, you should also check the label to make sure the product doesn’t contain xylitol, the agency said. 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Dog Ownershiplast_img read more

Tourists safety is our responsibility Minister

first_imgPrahlad Singh Patel takes charge as the Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge)   –  Twitter/ @pspoffice Safety of tourists is the responsibility of the Ministry as well that of citizens, Minister of Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel said, soon after taking charge.“The country should be respectful towards the tourists and it is the responsibility of the Ministry to create such an environment for them,” said Patel.He added that the Ministry will work to fulfil the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘New India’ by simultaneously investing in and strengthening its cultural roots, and promoting the tourism sector.The five-time MP, Patel represents Damoh Lok Sabha Constituency in Madhya Pradesh. He has been a member of several parliamentary committees in the 16th Lok Sabha.“The works which were done in the last five years shall be taken forward at a much greater pace and in time-bound manner,” said Patel. “Being a highly employment generating sector, the proper branding/promotion of the country’s culture and tourism is required and for this the support from all stakeholders is needed,” he added. COMMENT COMMENTS tourism ministers (government)center_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on June 05, 2019 SHARElast_img read more