Bruins enjoy seed

first_img“I’m playing,” Aboya said. “There’s no pain at all, but it’s still a concern mentally.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two years ago, UCLA and was gone before the first day was over. Last season, a late-jelling UCLA team rolled into the Pac-10 Tournament, then steamrolled its opponents en route to the title. Now, having entered the season as the hunted only to emerge as the league’s regular-season champion, the top-seeded Bruins will open play Thursday against either No.8-seed California or No.9-seed Oregon State (they play tonight) in an ideal position. Of those three teams – Oregon, Stanford and Washington – the Bruins could face two of them en route to a possible championship repeat. Fourth-seed Oregon plays fifth-seeded Arizona in Thursday’s first game, with the winner meeting the winner of the UCLA-Cal/Oregon State game. Stanford and Washington are on the other side of the bracket, meaning UCLA could only face those schools in the title game. The Huskies provide UCLA’s most recent motivation. The Bruins dropped a 61-51, uninspiring decision at Washington on Saturday. of the Pacific-10 Conference tournament Collison’s slump: UCLA point guard Darren Collison was working on his shot during an individual workout before Tuesday’s practice, trying to shake a slump that ended with Saturday’s 2-for-15 effort at Washington. Collison is shooting 27.5 percent (11 for 40) in his past four games. Before that, he was shooting 54.3 percent from the field. Aboya ready: Bruins reserve center/power forward Alfred Aboya went through most of practice Tuesday and said he would be ready to play in the Pac-10 Tournament. Aboya missed the loss at Washington with a bruised knee. center_img “You gotta love it because that’s the best position for you,” UCLA junior guard and Pac-10 Player of the Year Arron Afflalo said. “In my eyes, it gives us the inner confidence that we are the best. We did win this conference outright, well- deservingly, and not to be cocky, but to be confident, and how to straddle that line, and understand that if we don’t come to play, with that type of bull’s-eye, we’ll be beat. “There’s three teams in this conference that beat us this year, so we’re beatable.” last_img read more

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Neymar to miss Man Utd tie, out for 10 weeks

first_img“After detailed analysis by specialists, a consensus was reached of a conservative treatment of Neymar’s injury to the fifth right metatarsal,” the French champions said.“Informed of this recommendation, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian international striker agreed with this protocol. As a result, Neymar is expected to return to the field within 10 weeks.”Neymar suffered the injury in PSG’s 2-0 French Cup win against Strasbourg last week, and his coach Thomas Tuchel had already all but ruled the 222 million-euro ($264m) forward out of the first leg against United at Old Trafford on February 12.The second leg of that tie is scheduled for March 6, and the timeline announced by the club means he could just make it back in time for a quarter-final first leg, due to be played on April 9 and 10. The second legs are set for the following week.“Paris Saint-Germain sends its strongest support and encouragement to Neymar Jr. to overcome this injury, with the courage and determination that the player has always shown,” the club added.– History repeating –Neymar suffered the injury in a challenge from Strasbourg midfielder Moataz Zemzemi © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEWhile Neymar will now sit out a crucial period in PSG’s season, there has also been concern back in Brazil, which will host the Copa America in June and July.An operation would have put Neymar’s participation in that tournament at risk, as well as effectively ending his club season.Brazil coach Tite and national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar have been in Paris this week to visit Neymar, who suffered a fracture to the same right foot at the end of February last year.He underwent an operation, performed by Lasmar, and returned just in time for the World Cup in Russia last June.Then, the injury ruled him out of the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid, hampering PSG’s hopes of overturning a first-leg deficit.They went on to lose that tie 5-2 on aggregate to the eventual winners.Neymar’s new injury is a major boost to United, who are unbeaten since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho in the dugout.It is also a blow to PSG’s ambitions of going all the way in Europe after years of disappointment in the Champions League since the Qatari takeover of the club in 2011.Neymar has scored 20 goals this season in 23 appearances, including five in the Champions League group stage.There will now be a greater dependence on Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani in attack, and Neymar’s injury comes just as the Ligue 1 leaders are also sweating on the fitness of key midfielder Marco Verratti, who has an ankle injury.Fellow midfielder Adrien Rabiot has been frozen out over his refusal to sign a new contract, but PSG yesterday completed the signing of Argentine international midfielder Leandro Paredes from Zenit Saint Petersburg.Paredes signed on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a reported fee of 47 million euros ($54 million), and the club are also keen on the Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar will miss both legs of PSG’s Champions League tie against Manchester United after being ruled out for 10 weeks with a metatarsal injury © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Jan 30 – Neymar will miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain’s upcoming Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United after the French club confirmed on Wednesday that the world’s most expensive player would be out for 10 weeks with a metatarsal injury.However, Neymar will not undergo an operation, with PSG saying the Brazilian had instead agreed on “a conservative treatment” that could see him return in time for the Champions League quarter-finals in April should they qualify.last_img read more

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NEW DUNGLOE BAKERY IS SPREADING THE LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

first_imgResidents in Dungloe are being given one sweet treat this Valentines Day!Scrummylicious Bakery located in the Old Chapel are spreading the love by dishing out the ‘Scrummylicious Love Bite Cupcake’ free to all their customers.Scrummylicious Bakery and Tearoom opened its doors at the end of last year and has quickly become the ‘go to’ for locals and visitors wishing to satisfy their sweet tooth, serving up an array of products ranging from traditional breads, scones, cookies and pastries. But undoubtedly it’s the Scrummylicious Cupcakes that are fast gaining fame, with an array of 26 flavours being dished up, in the quaint surrounding of the old church.Owner Michelle Boyle decided today’s the day to make sure some love is spread around Dungloe.“We make our cupcakes from scratch everyday including any decorations we use and it’s definitely a labour of love,” she said.“Everyone loves cupcakes, and with it being Valentines Day we decided to return the love by treating all our customers on Valentines Day to the ‘Scrummylicious Love Bite” Cupcake. “We love making them and our customers love eating them, we all deserve a treat now and then and we think Valentines Day is the perfect day to treat our customers.”And before you ask….No. We don’t know if Michelle is spoken for!********Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – spreading the love to more than 30,000 readers worldwide EVERY DAY!Fall in love on: https://twitter.com/DonegalDailyNEW DUNGLOE BAKERY IS SPREADING THE LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY was last modified: February 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NEW DUNGLOE BAKERY IS SPREADING THE LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAYlast_img read more

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BASKETBALL ACADEMY MOOTED AS CLUBS MEET TO DISCUSS PLAN

first_imgThe North West Area board of Basketball Ireland would like to invite you to attend a meeting in The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Thursday 27th March 2014 at 8pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the possibility of setting up a Basketball Academy aimed at underage players in the North West. This is the only item on the agenda and the meeting should last no more than 2 hours.It will be an open forum where we can all bounce our ideas off each other with the overall aim to improve basketball in the North West both at a club and school level. “We have all travelled to various parts of Ireland for different competitions and we have seen that, while now and again we produce a team that can compete in a national competition, we don’t do it on a consistent basis.“We have to try to change this and an Academy would seem to be an ideal starting point for the development of underage basketball in our area.“An Academy involving players from all schools and clubs would surely further the development of basketball in the North West.“We would like as many coaches/clubs/schools to attend as possible with no limit on the number of representatives from clubs or schools.” All are invited on 27th March.BASKETBALL ACADEMY MOOTED AS CLUBS MEET TO DISCUSS PLAN was last modified: March 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Basketball Academydonegallast_img read more

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Making work safe – Meet the team behind Donaghy Safety Training

first_imgThe name Neil Donaghy has been synonymous with Safe Pass training and health and safety in general for almost 20 years in Donegal.The second generation of Donaghy has brought new ideas and services to the business and has ensured that the Donaghy name stays at the forefront of health and safety in the north-west of Ireland.But where did it all start? And where is it headed? Neil DonaghyNeil DonaghyOriginally from Co. Derry, Neil’s path to construction health and safety saw him learn his trade from some of Ireland’s largest builders at the time, as a Foreman with McNamara Construction and subsequently a safety officer for P. Elliot and sons, Neil was involved in the delivery of some of Ireland’s most recognisable buildings.When approached to deliver a pilot one-day health and safety course by CIF and FAS, Neil grasped the opportunity and so Donaghy Safety Training was born. Since 1999 Neil and his wife Deirdre have provided unmatched service to the construction industry in theSince 1999 Neil and his wife Deirdre have provided unmatched service to the construction industry in the north-west and further afield. “The late 90’s and early 2000’s was an exciting and challenging time for construction in Ireland. The pace of construction had begun to rapidly increase and health and safety became real issues for contractors large and small. We wanted to make the same level of health and safety advice available to everyone and at a cost that everyone could afford,” he said.Darren DonaghyDarren DonaghyThe mantel is now passing to the younger generations and Neil’s son has added his considerable experience to the business.With a background in construction and hands-on experience on site as a Civil Engineer, Darren brings a depth of real construction knowledge that few health and safety advisors can offer.“Being able to relate to the problems that operatives have on site is our biggest advantage,” says Darren. “We always try to ensure that our solutions for clients are cost-effective and project sensitive – there is no bottomless pit of money in 99% of construction businesses” he adds. Darren is usually found where he is happiest – on site, ensuring that operatives are safe and that the environment they work in ensures they return home safely. His hands-on construction experience means that he understands the processes on site and can offer real-world advice and solutions to on-site problems.Donaghy Safety Training Limited has been involved in the delivery of key infrastructure projects, commercial developments and renewable energy projects ensuring timely and safe delivery on every project.“We engage with our clients early in the process and help them plan works to avoid costly delays and unforeseen outlays surrounding health and safety,” Darren explains. “If the client isn’t making money, neither are we and that arrangement just doesn’t work for either side”The Donaghys are ably supported by a strong team of employees and associates. The nine-strong team now serves the entire island of Ireland, Scotland and the greater United Kingdom. The family-run business is the biggest provider of health and safety training in the north-west and takes pride in its ability to provide a total one-stop health and safety shop.From Safe Pass to Plant Training and from Method Statements to Machinery Certification, Donaghy Safety Training does it all.“We owe our continued success to our team, they provide the service that our clients have come to expect and that’s what makes us so popular with clients old and new,” says Neil.And Darren agrees: “Our success is based on our people but also on having great clients to work with every day. We wouldn’t be the success we are without the loyal clients who support us.”Making work safe – Meet the team behind Donaghy Safety Training was last modified: October 13th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Darren DonaghyDonaghy Safety TrainingdonegalengineeringNeil Donaghysafetytraininglast_img read more

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Media Club South Africa top 10 photos of the week

first_imgGet a taste of what’s on offer when you register with Media Club South Africa, with our weekly photo essay on the best photography from the site’s free image library.The image library is a free public service provided by Brand South Africa – there’s no catch. To view the library, and download photos in high resolution, all you need to do is register with the site. Registration is quick and easy, and gives you immediate access to the photos.But remember you can only republish images if you credit Media Club South Africa, including a hyperlink to the site if they’re published on the web. If you don’t credit the site you are liable for financial damages as set out in the image library terms and conditions of use.Here are our top 10 photos of the week, and where they can be found in the library.ABOVE: Phakisa shaft headgear catches the sun at Harmony Gold Mine in the town of Welkom in Free State province. Gold mining is one of the generally rural province’s main industrial activities.Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo in the image library at Business & Industry 20. (Register and log in first.)ABOVE: A summer thunderstorm brews over the Maluti Mountains in the east of Free State province. The landscape is marked by flat agricultural plains rising to sandstone mountains on the border of the Kingdom of Lesotho, a high and remote mountainous country entirely surrounded by South African territory.Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at Countryside 19.ABOVE: Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fisherman use handlines to catch bottom fish off Cape Point south of Cape Town in Western Cape province. The fish they catch is mainly of a species known as hottentot, or black bream, as well as panga.The tip of Cape Point, the southernmost end of the Cape Peninsula, can be seen rising above the ocean in the top left of the photo, with its lighthouse just visible. False Bay lies between Cape Point and the promontory to the right, behind the back of the boat. Photo: Rodger Bosch Find this photo at South Africa at Work 20.LEFT: Cattle graze outside the village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province, watched by Vuyani Sidubule, a young man wearing the clothes and white body paint of manhood initiation according to Xhosa tradition.Qunu is the home of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president, international statesman, and symbol of peace and reconciliation worldwide.Mandela grew up and went to school in Qunu, and tells in his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom how during his childhood in the village he looked after his uncle’s cattle, played with friends, splashed about in swimming holes, and slid down the “sliding stone”. This land still belongs to the Mandela clan.In the village of Qunu you can find the second Nelson Mandela Museum (the first is in the Eastern Cape city of Mthatha) and Mandela’s Eastern Cape home. You can view photos of both at Buildings & Structures 12. Photo: Rodger Bosch Find this photo at People 14.ABOVE: Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, Gauteng province. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff Find this photo at 2010 Fifa World Cup 9.LEFT: Vines in close focus in the richly biodiverse indigenous forest of the Tsitsikamma National Park on the border of the provinces of Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.Tsitsikamma is a a subtropical rainforest bisected by the Storms River, which breaks into the sea at the Storms River Mouth. Photo: Rodger Bosch Find this photo at Nature 12.ABOVE: A bakkie – a South African pickup truck – speeds along one of the the straight and seemingly endless roads of the Northern Cape.The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province, taking up a good third of the country’s land area. But it is generally arid and uninhabitable, with a population of some 2% of the national total. It is a starkly beautiful part of the country, and well worth a visit.The roads stretch out as far as the eye can see, with a flat landscape giving way to the ragged Richtersveld Mountains in the north – an area that has been named a World Heritage Site.Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at Infrastructure 19.ABOVE: The suburb of Sea Point in Cape Town, with the Lion’s Head mountain peak seen in the background, and a summer sky above.Lion’s Head is to the right of Table Mountain, when viewed from the Cape Town harbour. To the left of Table Mountain is Devil’s Peak.Photo: Jeffrey Barbee Find this photo at Cities 3.LEFT: Sitting alone at the top of a hill outside the Northern Cape town of Sutherland, the Southern African Large Telescope, or SALT, is the largest optical telescope of its kind in the world.The telescope forms part of the Southern African Astronomical Observatory installation in Sutherland, a town chosen by astronomers for its high elevation, clear skies, and remote night skies unpolluted by any lights from human development.Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at Buildings & Structures 11.LEFT: After South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, the new government went on a concerted drive to build cheap and affordable housing for the country’s poor, under its Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP).Small, packed in straight rows and painted a rainbow of colours, these “RDP houses”, as they have come to be known, are a distinctive feature across the South African landscape. These RDP houses are on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee Find this photo at Development 7.To download these and some 2 000 other free high-resolution photos, register with Media Club South Africa. And don’t forget to read the Media Club South Africa image library terms and conditions of use.If you have queries or comments about the image library, or need help, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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Despite Tough Talk, Google Still Censoring in China

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#international#NYT#web On January 12 Google claimed that hackers from China had attempted to break into its infrastructure, in order to access the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. Because of those hacks, along with other malware attacks on Gmail accounts and ongoing concerns about the Chinese government limiting free speech on the Web, Google said in its blog that it was “no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn” and that it would discuss with the Chinese government operating “an unfiltered search engine.” If unsuccessful, Google said that it might close down or cut back its operations in China.It’s now over 6 weeks since Google’s original blog post, but there are no signs that the company has stopped censoring its search results in China – let alone shut down Google.cn.Chinese Government BlamedImmediately after Google’s post, reports circulated that the Chinese government was behind the attacks on Google and over 30 other companies. Security company Verisign iDefense claimed that the attacks came from either agents of the Chinese state, or those acting on their behalf. According to a podcast from veteran East Asia correspondent for The World, Mary Kay Magistad, Google appeared to unblock search terms and content after their announcement – at least for a short time. She said that search results seemed unfiltered for about 3 hours and then “came and went” in an intermittent way, which she thought was because “China’s censors scrambled to keep up with Google changing the game.”Despite Magistad’s report, Google said on January 14 that Google.cn was still censoring its results to comply with China’s law and protect its employees there.A New York Times report came out on January 18, claiming that “at least two foreign journalists living in Beijing have had their Google e-mail accounts hacked”. The Times also noted that several human rights advocates in China had their Gmail accounts compromised. Among those was Ai Weiwei, an artist and prominent blogger in China.China Attacks “Irresponsible” AccusationsDespite so much media attention in the West, on February 9 we wrote that Google had not made any moves to withdraw its Chinese search operations. What’s more, censored results were still appearing on Google’s Chinese portal, Google.cn. This week, Western media reported that U.S. authorities had tracked down the hacker who wrote the code behind the attacks on Google last month. However, he was not blamed for launching the attacks. The man was said to be a freelance security consultant with ties to the Chinese government and military. These latest reports appear to have angered the Chinese government. According to Chinese news site Xinhua, China has denied government links to cyber attacks against Google. Xinhua quotes China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang as saying that the various accusations against China were “irresponsible and calculating.” The interpretation was slightly different in China Daily, which translated Qin Gang as saying that the accusations against China were “irresponsible and have ulterior motives.”In an editorial, Xinhua editor Mu Xuequan adds, “The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and some other newspapers have published articles indicating that cyber attacks targeting Google and several other U.S. companies were from China. Such allegations are arbitrary and biased.”According to the Wall St. Journal, Google is about to “resume discussions” with the Chinese government.Conclusion: Google Isn’t Winning This Battle The upshot is that Google has actually done very little since its announcement on January 12. It may have modified the censor settings for a few days, but they’ve been complying with the Chinese government ever since. Talks are resuming, but despite Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s claims that it will “apply some pressure” to China, it doesn’t seem likely that the Chinese government will back down. Will Google need to eat some humble pie and continue the status quo of a censored search engine in China? Schmidt’s comments over the past month indicate that Google doesn’t want to leave China, so that’s the probable scenario – despite all of its big talk in January. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanuslast_img read more

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Hey, E-Commerce Entrepreneurs! Aren’t You Forgetting Someone?

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#e-commerce#marketing#small business#social media#social networks#startups The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification rudy defelicecenter_img Guest author Rudy DeFelice is CEO of Bizinate.com, a consulting firm that helps young firms get their social-media sea legs.Over 20,000 e-commerce stores are opened every week in the United States. Most of them will fail. And most of those that crash will have one thing in common – they neglected to tap their best audience.Turns out that it’s not what they are selling, but to whom they are selling, that matters most.Finding Your Best AudienceIt has long been understood that social phenomena – fashion, a new band, a viral video – spread through relationships. In fact, Malcolm Gladwell talked about influencers in his seminal book, The Tipping Point. Influencers spot and adopt trends and through their adoption influence others in their social sphere to do the same. (Further schooling about the spread of ideas through early adopters can be found in Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing The Chasm.)The common thread in these teachings is that ideas are best cultivated by planting a few seeds in the right fields. Only certain fields are receptive to a given seed, with the exception of weeds, which no one wants. So you can’t just scatter seeds to the wind and expect them to take.What does that mean for the 20,000 e-commerce stores that open each week? It means the first, most important, markets are their own social circles. These are the fields in which they should plant their first seeds.People who know you – who trust your judgment and care about your success – are your early adopters. These may be friends, family, your broader personal network or professional acquaintances. But you should have a strategy devoted to tapping this market and enabling them to spread your message.Why Is Your Social Network So Critical?Today, it is so easy to buy almost anything. Search for your product or service and you’re likely to find millions of results. How do you cut through the clutter?A primary differentiator in a purchase decision is the customer’s feelings toward the merchant or brand. When you can buy anything anywhere, the relationship with the merchant matters.Major brands spend millions of dollars to simulate a relationship with consumers. But with your own social and business networks, you already have an authentic relationship.It’s an important asset, so taking advantage of that authentic relationship is the most powerful first step to success in your own e-commerce business.Of course, you can simply open your store and hope that people find you. That’s what everyone else does. And that’s the problem – you’ll be lost in the great mass of options. Instead, you should have an affirmative market strategy, one in which you’re reaching out to a core group of people that know you, and trying to set a viral chain in motion. If you make those people happy, they’ll spread the word to their networks and you’ll be on your way.How To Reach Your Best MarketFortunately, it’s never been easier to reach your best market. As the wide variety of choices has made connection between a buyer and seller increasingly more important, various social-media tools and social behavior have made it much easier to reach people and tap that connection.Consequently, a couple simple steps can get you in touch with this important market and should be part of your strategy.1. Get Personal With Social-Media Tools. There have been few areas in marketing that have created more confusion than how to use social-media tools. There are certainly benefits to blogging and accumulating Facebook fans, but those are very hard to trace, and if they lead to transactions at all, it is usually over a long time.Still, the tools are quite valuable for reaching large numbers of people you know. In a few strokes you can reach a whole network. The average Facebook member has 256 friends. That means your message can be in front of 256 people, and depending upon their response, their friends, almost instantly.2. Say Something New. It is said in retail that the product stays the same, so the audience must change. Unless the audience stays the same, in which case the product must change.In tapping your social network, a relatively constant audience, you’ll need to continually change the product. That can be an actual change of the product – let’s say you expanded your inventory by adding new products or added some products that complement your services business (an IT-service company that is now selling electronics, perhaps).Alternatively, perhaps there is something new to say about your existing products – an upcoming holiday or change of seasons makes an existing product relevant in new ways. The important thing is, when you’re tapping a constant audience over time, you must say something new and of value to that audience.Your goal is to build awareness first from people who know you, trust you and have an interest in your success. Leveraging your broader social network and tap your best source of customers. If you live up to your promise with this group, they will help you spread your message to the rest of the world.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts last_img read more

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Steve Kerr speaks out on US shootings, Obama White House visits

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “My novice analysis was it was not a particularly well-played game, but again, the result was the desired one for Liverpool fans,” Kerr said. Kerr, guiding the defending champions in the NBA Finals for the fifth year in a row, said he hopes a younger US generation that has lived under the fear of mass shootings might force a change in American gun-ownership laws.“The young generation, the March For Our Lives generation, has really inspired me,” Kerr said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“So I offer my support to them and to all young people, and hope that we can create a change where we don’t all have to walk around scared we’re going to get shot in our country.”Police say the shootings Friday at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia, were by public works department engineer DeWayne Craddock. Kerr said he was not aware Obama would attend until “a little while” before he spoke to the media and recalled the Warriors’ visit to Obama’s White House after the team’s 2015 NBA crown as a great moment.“The White house visit, for sure, after the 2015 championship,” Kerr said. “That was quite a thrill to visit there and have the whole team there. It was a treat to experience that.”What went unsaid was the team’s decision not to visit US President Donald Trump in the White House after winning the NBA titles the past two seasons.No visits to TrumpWarriors star guard Stephen Curry said after Golden State’s 2017 title that he wouldn’t go to the Trump White House. A White House invitation was later rescinded by Trump after Curry and others had already said they wouldn’t attend.That prompted NBA star LeBron to call Trump a “bum” on Twitter and add, “Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”Last year, Warriors stars Curry and Kevin Durant and James said during the finals they would not attend a White House celebration if their team won.Kerr called Trump a “blowhard” and “ill-suited” to be president in 2017.Kerr was an 18-year-old college freshman in January 1984 when his father Malcolm, then president of American University of Beirut, was shot in the back of the head.As a player, Kerr won five NBA titles, three with the Chicago Bulls and two with San Antonio. He has coached the Warriors to three titles in four seasons and seeks another this year.Kerr, a Liverpool supporter, did strike a lighter tone in congratulating the club for beating Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wears a “Vote for our Lives” shirt to a news conference before Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (Neil Davidson/The Canadian Press via AP)Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Sunday urged Americans to vote for gun-control candidates in the wake of a US shooting rampage that left 12 dead and four wounded.The tragedy spurred action by Kerr, whose university president father was fatally shot in 1984 in Lebanon by a Shia militia known as Islamic Jihad.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Kawhi Leonard’s 34 not enough in Game 2 LATEST STORIES 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess According to the Washington-based Gun Violence Archive monitoring group, it was the 150th mass shooting, with four or more people shot or killed, in the United States this year.Kerr, whose Warriors are facing the Toronto Raptors for the NBA crown, wore a T-shirt with the message “Vote For Our Lives” on the front to a pre-game news conference ahead of Sunday’s second game of the best-of-seven championship series.“The shirt has everything to do with the tragedy in Virginia Beach a couple days ago and how devastated so many families are and so many people are,” Kerr said.“The shirt is a reminder that the only way we can get out of this mess is to actually vote, and to vote for people who are going to be willing to create some change in our gun laws in our country.”Kerr’s remarks came only minutes before the tipoff of a contest in Toronto which former US President Barack Obama was slated to attend.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

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LG V30 spotted on GeekBench with Snapdragon 835 processor, Android Nougat and more

first_imgBack in May, Google confirmed LG’s next flagship phone with come with Daydream support out-of-the-box and an OLED screen. Rumours hint that LG V30 (the successor of the last year’s LG V20) could be the company’s next flagship phone. Reports are also such that LG could launch the smartphone the V30 sometime around the month of September. Although the launch timeline is just a rumour for the time being, but what can be assured is that LG V30 launch is nearing as the smartphone has now been spotted on GeekBench.The GeekBench listing reveals almost the complete specs of the upcoming LG V30. The listing hints that the smartphone may come with the latest Android Nougat OS (version 7.1.2) and powered by Qulacomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. Being said that, LG V30 could be the first ever smartphone by then company to feature the latest processor. There are also reports that LG is also working on the successor the LG G6, aka LG G7, and rumours hint that the flagship phone may be powered by Snapdragon 835 also.Just a week ago, Onleaks posted some images of a smartphone, which is supposedly of the LG V30. The renders reveal that the upcoming flagship phone by LG – the LG V30 is going to sport dual cameras on the back, which is already seen on several LG phones already. The two cameras at the back sits horizontally, below which is the fingerprint sensor.Also Read: LG V30 renders leak, shows horizontally placed dual camares at the backadvertisementLooking at the renders, it can be assumed that the LG V30 could possible come with a display screen of 6-inchs. The images further show the phone lock button at the right panel, which indicates that the volume rockers will sit on the left edges. The smartphone looks pretty much sleek in design, and fits a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top edge of the handset.The alleged LG V30 is also rumoured to come with wireless charging support and OLED display, suggests some previously leaked rumours. A recent report from Korea citing industry sources states, “Most OLED screens produced at LG Display’s Gumi E5 plant in the second half will be used for its sister firm LG Electronics’ smartphones, starting with the V30.”Apart from the LG V30, the company is reportedly working hard on the successor of this year’s LG G6. The LG G7. Rumours are that Qualcomm and LG are in talks to incorporate the latest Snapdragon 845 processor in the LG G7. According to Aju Business Daily an industry official says, “The adoption of the Snapdragon 845 for LG’s next flagship phone seems inevitable, considering the emerging virtual reality and augmented reality solutions require more powerful data processing capability.”last_img read more

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