first_imgWestern Bureau:A second-year medical student from Kenya and a Jamaica public service employee took top honours in the second running of the Black River 5K Run/Walk race on Sunday.Edgar Muganzi strolled away with the top male award after crossing the finish line in 18 minutes 30.18 seconds, while the top female prize went to Juliet Reeves, who stopped the clock in a respectable 27:49.26.Muganzi said after his race that he was delighted to have finished first in his inaugural attempt.”This was a beautiful course. I had no problems with it, and I am very happy to win here,” he said.”I am just so happy to perform and add my part in raising funds for the treatment of cancer,” Muganzi added.Eighty-seven runners and walkers took part in the event, an almost 50 per cent increase in registration over last year, and a pleased David Morris, president of the Black River chapter of the St Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, stated as much.”I am of the impression that this was a great event, but we put in a real effort to get the word out, and it’s definitely much improved from last year. It’s a growing event that we are proud to be part of,” Morris said.Part proceeds from the event will go towards assisting the Black River branch of the Jamaica Cancer Society.Muganzi was chased across the line by Marcell Stewart in 18:57.65, while Anthony Danvern was third.In the women’s section, first-time entrant Reeves of Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, won ahead of Elinor Daniel, 28:15.04, and Kadian Myers, 36:08.08.Carl Barrett took care of business in the men’s walk, posting 37:16.39. Jon Pierre Cavannah was second with Anthony Graham in third.Cecile Barrett was the female walk winner, with Marsha Alexander taking second, just in front of Janette Kaloo.last_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I have to say sorry for being late,” he said in an interview. “Traffic in Manila can be sometimes bad.”For the NLEX Road Warriors, it wasn’t bad enough.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Standhardinger still got to the venue in time to punch in a career-high 36 points and grab 11 rebounds to lead the Beermen to a 125-112 victory over the Road Warriors Saturday in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Filling in for the injured reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, Standhardinger hardly looked like a guy who played late Friday night in Jakarta for Team Philippines in the Asian Games, hitting 14 of his 17 shots from the field. On his way to the arena, San Miguel Beer’s Christian Standhardinger got caught in traffic and arrived at the game late.ADVERTISEMENT After the struggling to shake off the Batang Pier at the start of the fourth, the Hotshots went on a 17-5 run that Mark Barroca capped with a left corner triple that put Magnolia up 94-71 with 5:26 left in the game.Magnolia.s Paul Lee and NorthPort’s Stanley Pringle, Standhardinger’s teammates in the Asian Games, sat out the match. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lady Falcons, Lady Tams stay alive, force KO duelscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I have to appreciate Christian despite the fact that he was tired from the Asian Games and he was really playing well there,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. “The Asian Games gave him a lot of exposure and what he did today was similar to what he did there.”The Beermen peeled away in the third period with a 15-2 run to build a 20-point lead after Standhardinger’s jumper.AZ Reid, returning as an import for the Beermen, added 30 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists while Alex Cabagnot chipped in 23 points, six boards, and nine assists.Magnolia notched its second straight win after sinking NorthPort, 104-87, in the other game.The Hotshots took sole ownership of second place with a 2-0 record behind the league-leading Aces (3-0), while the Batang Pier are still winless after three outings.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

first_imgNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gets doused after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)ATLANTA (AP) — That super shootout everyone expected turned into a defensive standoff. The New England Patriots showed they can win that type of championship game, too.So after Tom Brady led one classic drive to win the Patriots their record-tying sixth Super Bowl, he perfectly summed up the 13-3 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Rams.ADVERTISEMENT “Finally got a touchdown and the defense played the best game of the year,” Brady said.In a season in which all sorts of offensive records were set, this Super Bowl rewrote the defensive record book.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“How about our defense? How about our defense?” he said. “They played unbelievable.”So well that their leader linebacker Dont’a Hightower, joked they had extra incentive. “This whole year, it was the biggest team win, the biggest team Super Bowl that I’ve ever been a part of,” said Gronkowski, who could be headed for retirement.Brady, who has won four Super Bowl MVP trophies, wasn’t particularly sharp — except when throwing to Edelman. He was the steadiest offensive player on the field.“It just matters that we won,” Edelman said. “It was a crazy year. We had a resilient bunch of guys.”Brady passed Hall of Famer Charles Haley to become the only player with six Super Bowl titles.All those suspicions about the Patriots declining this season became moot as the defense made the 24-year-old Goff look awful and turned All-Pro running back Todd Gurley into a nonfactor.It wasn’t a typical New England championship win. The 2 1/2-point favorite Patriots moved the ball well, ran down the clock, but made uncharacteristic gaffes on offense. Goff and the Rams made more.“I think we expected to score a lot more points than that,” Goff said. “It sucks that’s the way it worked out, but we’ll use this as a learning experience.”A painful one.LA’s second-ranked offense managed 57 total yards for the first half. The Rams were completely overmatched on the line and were particularly unable to handle the elusive Edelman, who had seven receptions for 93 yards.Coach Sean McVay, whose Rams never had been blanked in a first half, let out a long, deep sigh just before halftime, recognizing how badly his team was manhandled, even though it trailed just 3-0. LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Benefits of township living Rude welcome Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ “I’m tired of hearing about Brady,” he said with a laugh. “I won one today — we all got one. It feels good for us to get it all. Shout out to him getting his, but this is a team game and it feels good to win.”But the defense still needed vintage Brady for one drive. He threw two perfect passes to Rob Gronkowski to set up rookie Sony Michel’s 2-yard score — the only touchdown in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever. That put New England up 10-3. A late field goal clinched it 13-3.No Super Bowl had gone into the fourth quarter without a touchdown. This one did, tied 3-3 — even though these teams had combined to average over 60 points a game.When the Patriots needed a score, Brady, the oldest winning quarterback in a Super Bowl at 41, completed four straight passes, including a pair covering 47 yards to Gronkowski. The second, on which the star tight end beat two defenders, ended at the Los Angeles 2, the only time either team was inside the 20-yard line. Michel ran off left tackle for his sixth postseason touchdown.“He knows to trust in me and throw that ball,” Gronkowski said, “and I’m going to grab it.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Julian Edelman, the outstanding receiver who missed the 2017 season with a knee injury, was the game’s MVP with 10 receptions for 141 yards.With 4:17 left, All-Pro Stephon Gilmore picked off an ill-advised pass by Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who seemed overwhelmed by the big stage all night, at the New England 2.Stephen Gostkowski made a 41-yard field goal with 1:12 remaining, completing a 72-yard march that took more than three minutes off the clock and included 26-yard runs by Michel and Rex Burkhead.It was a workmanlike conclusion for the Patriots (14-5), whose losses all came away from New England. They beat the top two offenses in the Chiefs and Rams (15-4) in the postseason, and tied Pittsburgh for most Super Bowl titles.“We’re a relentless team,” Hightower said after New England allowed the fewest points in a Super Bowl (tied with Dallas in 1972 against Miami). “We didn’t give up. A lot was thrown at us. When we play like we did tonight, we can’t be beat.”The Rams, who reached the NFL championship game with the aid of a major officiating error in the conference title victory at New Orleans, never really threatened to reach the end zone.“Last time I checked, defense wins championships,” Rams running back C.J. Anderson said.At 66, Bill Belichick became the oldest winning Super Bowl coach. The Patriots beat the Rams, then representing St. Louis, to begin their dynastic run in the 2002 game. They also have beaten Carolina and Philadelphia (2004 and ’05, the last back-to-back championships); the Seahawks in 2015; and the Falcons in 2017 in the only overtime in Super Bowl history.They have lost three times, including to Philadelphia a year ago. New England is the first team since the 1972 Dolphins to win a Super Bowl the year after losing one.How the Patriots accomplished it was atypical. The 10-point margin was their biggest in winning a championship. MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station LATEST STORIES OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments It was the lowest score at halftime since Super Bowl 9, which Pittsburgh led 2-0 over Minnesota.McVay, the youngest Super Bowl head coach at 33, admitted he was outcoached. He had no answers as Gurley, coming off knee issues, managed 35 yards rushing, Goff went 19 for 38 for 229 yards and was sacked four times. Brandin Cooks, a Patriots receiver last season, did have eight receptions for 120 yards.“They did a great job. I’m disappointed that I didn’t do a better job of adjusting,” McVay said. “I know there is a handful of decisions that I’m going to wish that I could have back, for sure.”KICKING GAMEGostkowski’s 46-yard miss wide left in the first quarter was the first unsuccessful field goal in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Falcons, by an NFL player all season.The Rams’ Johnny Hekker had a 65-yard punt in the third quarter, the longest in a Super Bowl. It was his eighth punt of the game — with 1 1-2 periods remaining — the most for LA in McVay’s two seasons in charge.Greg Zuerlein tied it with 2:11 left in the third quarter on the first drive on which Los Angeles gained more than one first down. His 53-yarder was the second-longest field goal in a Super Bowl.COIN TOSSMcVay deferred after winning the coin toss. In their previous two playoff games, the Patriots marched right downfield to a touchdown with the opening kickoff, setting an immediate tone. This time, after Cordarrelle Patterson’s 38-yard kickoff return and four successful runs, Brady’s first pass was tipped by receiver Chris Hogan and cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. Linebacker Cory Littleton made a diving interception. It was the first time Brady was picked on his initial throw in a postseason game.INJURIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award New England lost safety Patrick Chung on the third play of the second half when his right forearm was caught between Gurley’s shoulder pad and the helmet of teammate Jonathan Jones. Chung writhed in pain before walking off with an air cast on.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgIt was one of the greatest matches of Faustino Asprilla’s career and the Newcastle fans inside St James’ Park on 17 September 1997 are never going to forget the night Barcelona were beaten 3-2. 2 2 Barca had Luis Enrique, Luis Figo and Rivaldo in their line-up, but the popular Colombian put them all to the sword with a memorable hat-trick, which was even more impressive considering he had been enjoying himself in South America shortly before the game.“I’d been away on international duty, but instead of going back to Newcastle I went to my ranch and had a party with lots of girls,” he told the current issue of Four Four Two. “Kenny Dalglish was furious,” he added.However, he found himself in the starting XI and grabbed the chance with both hands, scoring a penalty and then heading in two Keith Gillespie crosses.“I will never forget the Newcastle fans singing my name. I didn’t understand them as it was in Geordie, but I could still tell that they were really happy!”Signed from Parma in 1996 for £6.7m, Asprilla scored 18 goals in 63 games for the club before returning to the Italian club in 1998.Four Four Two is out now. Faustino Asprilla scores against Barcelona shortly after enjoying a big party last_img read more

first_imgDisability rights campaigners from Donegal and Thomas Pringle TD are a step closer to cementing a historic change for people with disabilities across Ireland.The Dáil has this week passed a motion brought forward by Deputy Pringle to secure a right to access a personal assistance service for disabled people.The motion calls on the government to legislate for funding a personal assistance service for those who need it in Ireland.  It also requests the Dáil to legislate to provide for the establishment of a Commissioner for Independent Living within the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The motion was welcomed and unanimously agreed upon in the Dáil on Wednesday.Speaking afterwards, Thomas Pringle TD said: “I want to thank the Centre for Independent Living in Donegal Rosaleen Bradley, Frank Larkin and Vicky Mathew who have been very supportive of the motion and who continue to campaign for the rights of people with disabilities in Donegal.“While I welcome the overwhelming support in the Dáil for my motion it’s time the Government shows its support with action by legislating to establish a Commissioner for Independent Living tasked with the necessary functions to enable the right to access a personal assistance service for people with disabilities in Ireland.”“While we have a Personal assistance service in Ireland, it is chronically underfunded, inconsistent and incomplete, restricting the lives of many disabled people and their desire for independent living,” Pringle explained. “I know that many disabled people can attest to this in the context of Donegal as people in rural Ireland face extra barriers to independent living with the added restriction of limited access to transport, education and employment.“Many thousands of people in Ireland have access to a Personal Assistance service, yet many more than that remain without. Currently, only 0.3% of disabled people have access to a personal assistant service.“For those who do get it, the service remains limited and access is restricted due to lack of funding. Since 2008 funding for PA hours has not increased and disabled people have been witnesses to the constant degradation of support services as Governments past and present continue to outsource service provision in this country. It can depend where you are on the waiting lists, which Health are you live in in the case of CHO1 for Donegal access to health services is even more restricted and under resourced.“I welcome the support for this motion as it continues my work on rights-based initiatives which I believe is the only way we can achieve progress in this country and the only way we can eradicate inequality, disadvantage and the barriers which disable people in society.”Donegal’s disability advocates at the heart of Pringle’s successful Dáil motion was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgThe BBC News has a picture of a baby frozen mammoth that was found intact in northwest Siberia.  The article says it is one of the best-preserved frozen mammoths ever found, complete with eyes, fur, and trunk.  One investigator said, “In terms of its state of preservation, this is the world’s most valuable discovery” of a mammoth.    “It was discovered by a reindeer herder in May this year,” the article said.  “Yuri Khudi stumbled across the carcass near the Yuribei River, in Russia’s Yamal-Nenets autonomous district.”  The carcass has been sent to Japan for detailed study.    Some are wondering if this specimen will allow the extraction of DNA for resurrecting the great beasts that died out thousands of years ago.  The number of carcasses out there must be great, because “scientifically valuable Siberian mammoth specimens were being lost to a lucrative trade in ivory, skin, hair and other body parts.”  Investigators are worried that “more carcasses could be falling into the hands of dealers than are finding their way to scientists.”  There are even fossil marketing websites that advertise mammoth parts for sale.    How did this mammoth die?  The article speculates, “What caused their widespread disappearance at the end of the last Ice Age remains unclear; but climate change, overkill by human hunters, or a combination of both could have been to blame.”  MSNBC posted a picture and video of the specimen surrounded by eager scientists.Two unlikely possibilities do not add up to a likely possibility.  Would climate change freeze a baby mammoth on the spot?  The herds would have migrated out of the area unless something very sudden and spectacular happened.  Neither would thousands of mammoths have frozen if hunters left them for dead.  No; the widespread distribution of these mammoths frozen so completely that eyeballs, fur and stomach contents are often preserved are a silent testimony to a global, catastrophic event.  Mammoth remains have been found from Alaska clear across northern Russia.    Creationists, without the blinders of evolutionary geology hindering their view, have thought about the connection of these frozen mammoths to a worldwide flood.  One detailed and compelling analysis was done by Dr. Walter Brown at the Center for Scientific Creation.  Copiously illustrated and referenced, it makes for a good read and think.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgNorth West, strategically located between Botswana in the west and the economic powerhouse of Gauteng in the east, is known as the Platinum Province for the wealth of the metal it has underground. It also offers a sophisticated tourist industry and agricultural abundance.Grader at work at a platinum mine outside Rustenburg in North West. (Image: Brand South Africa)John YoungNorth West Province has rich mineral and agricultural resources. Known as the Platinum Province for the large concentration of platinum mines in the greater Rustenburg area, other productive mining sectors include gold, diamonds, dimension stone, granite and cement.North West province overviewGallery: North West provinceNorth West provincial governmentNorth West Development CorporationEducational excellence is promoted by outstanding research done by North West University, which has three campuses.North West Province is bordered on the west by Botswana and the province of Gauteng to the east. The Vaal River runs along the province’s south-eastern border with the Free State, and the province also shares borders with the Northern Cape to the south and Limpopo in the north.Mining and manufacturingThe contribution of the mining sector to the gross regional domestic product (GRDP) of the province amounts to 30.4%, government services contributes 10.8%, and finance and business services 12%. Trade accounts for 10% and manufacturing 5.8%.Manufacturing capacity is concentrated in the larger towns in the north-east and eastern regions of the province. The economy of the town of Rustenburg is closely linked to the fortunes of platinum mining, with the sector contributing 77% of the city’s gross geographic product.The major manufactured products of the province are fabricated metals, food and beverages and non-metallic metals. Mining-related engineering works are prevalent near mining operations, while companies in the automotive and automotive-supply industry are active in Brits.The Rustenburg Local Municipality announced in 2010 that the city was the fastest- growing city in Africa.Rustenburg Local Municipality: www.rustenburg.gov.zaAgricultureThe North West is a major producer of maize and sunflower seeds and many other agricultural products. About one-third of South Africa’s maize comes from the province, as does 15% of its wheat.The dry western part of the province is home to beef cattle, game ranching and hunting, with Vryburg being a major centre for cattle auctions. The well-watered eastern and north-eastern regions can carry many kinds of crops, many of which find themselves on the tables of the citizens of the nearby urban centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria.The agricultural sector generates large-scale storage and logistics operations, particularly in Klerksdorp, Vryburg and Brits.InfrastructureThe Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) project will cost R3-billion and transform the city’s economy. About 200 000 passengers are expected to use the system.Rustenburg Rapid Transport: www.rustenburgrapidtransport.co.zaThe Platinum Spatial Development Initiative aims to develop all areas on the N4 highway that links South Africa’s most densely populated areas with the town of Lobatse in Botswana. By developing nodes along the logistical corridor, the aim is to stimulate economic development. Rustenburg stands to benefit from increased traffic along this route, which is ultimately intended to link Namibia and Mozambique.Investing in manufacturingStrong efforts are being made to attract investment into the manufacturing sector of the North West by a variety of groups, with provincial investment agency Invest North West in the forefront. The priority is to add value to the province’s raw materials. The mining industry lends itself to various forms of spinoffs and beneficiation projects, like catalytic converters for motor vehicles, but there is also tremendous scope for the development of agri-processing, as the province is so rich in agricultural produce. Leather for car seats is an obvious example.TourismNorth West’s tourism offering is varied and comprehensive. The emphasis is on the bushveld experience, with major assets being the Pilanesberg National Park (a provincial facility) and the Madikwe Game Reserve, which contains many luxury private lodges. The North West Parks and Tourism Board runs a further 12 smaller parks and reserves.Two Unesco World Heritage Sites are located at Vredefort Dome (where a meteorite hit the earth about two million years ago) and Taung, where the discovery by an archaeologist of a skull in 1924 is regarded as one of the most significant of all time.The complex of hotels at Sun City in the Pilanesberg offers a range of accommodation, from the last word in luxury to family accommodation. There are two very good golf courses at Sun City.The annual Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted at the Gary Player Country Club, helps to put North West Province in the international spotlight There are campuses of North- West University in Potchefstroom, Mahikeng and the Vaal Triangle.Tourism North West: www.tourismnorthwest.co.zaSun City International: www.suninternational.comNedbank Golf Challenge: www.nedbankgolfchallenge.comGeographyThe province falls in a summer rainfall area and the vegetation mostly comprises bushveld. The Magaliesberg is the only significant mountain range in the province. It runs for about 130km between Rustenburg and Pretoria in the northeast part of the province.Three of South Africa’s major water catchment areas run through the North West Province: Limpopo, Orange and Vaal. The rivers and irrigation schemes (particularly centred on the Crocodile, Harts and Vaal rivers) support extensive commercial agricultural enterprises, small-scale farming and game ranching.North West Province’s landmass of 116 320km² comprises just less than 8.7% of South Africa’s, while a population of 3.5-million makes up 6.8% of the national population.TownsThe main towns being Mahikeng (the provincial capital), Potchefstroom, Rustenburg, Brits and Klerksdorp. Klerksdorp, which has gold mining and manufacturing capacity, is the largest city in terms of population, with about 423 000 people living there.TraditionsA number of traditional communities in North West Province are active participants in the modern economy. The best known among these is the Royal Bafokeng Nation, with diverse holdings in 18 companies ranging from telecommunications to short-term insurance, and assets worth more than R30-billion, but there are several other Setswana-speaking communities that have shares in mining companies active in North West.Many of the complex share-ownership and black empowerment deals have led to tension and court disputes between companies and communities – and indeed between groups within communities – but the great mineral wealth of the area presents a great opportunity for the upliftment of poor rural people.The Bafokeng number around 300 000, of whom about half live to the north-west of Rustenburg, with the capital city of Phokeng being the administrative centre. The source of the community’s wealth is the mineral-rich land they own.Royal Bafokeng Nation: www.bafokeng.comThis is an edited version of an article published by Frontier Market Network. Republished here with kind permission. 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first_img Leverage AI to work smarter. Thanks to the rise of companies like Amazon and Netflix, consumers expect flawless digital experiences at the click of a mouse. However, most companies don’t have the clout, savvy, or business know how to scale. DAM and CMS work together to provide seamless experiences that scale.Digital asset management systems (DAM) are becoming vital to success. Content management (CMS) has become a nightmare, requiring expert assistance or software. Your digital asset management systems and content management are both the key to your company productivity.Forty percent of consumers are turned off by poorly written content.About 30 percent get frustrated with bad design or awkward interfaces. And three in five of the consumers say these issues have to do with a brand. It is essential to keep track of and follow consumer trends that will reveal what current thoughts are on CMS and DAM.Personalization is key to better brand appeal with clients and customers. More than 50 percent of consumers say they are more likely to buy from a brand that personalizes its message to them. Non-personalized marketing campaigns see lower response rates.But for mid-sized businesses, offering a perfect experience to every customer, every time, is a real challenge.These companies don’t have the same marketing resources as their multi-billion dollar peers. Additionally, founders and employees at mid-sized organizations often wear many hats, making it difficult and time-consuming to deliver personalized experiences consistently.Luckily, mid-sized companies can scale content creation and delivery while still saving time and money. Investing in content management systems (CMS) and digital asset management (DAM) is a must.Content management systems developed alongside the internet.Maybe you are a new business blogger, but for those who have been in business for many years — a CMS is critical. Consider one early example — Blogger, a first adapter of providing a CMS service; this blog-publishing service debuted in 1999.CMS offers users a system to help them create, edit, organize and publish content on the web.Today, companies utilizing CMS can centralize the management and publishing of all content across channels, which helps streamline workflows. CMS also enables companies to access and deploy digital content simultaneously across platforms, and gauge the performance of their content in real-time.To access the right content at the right time, though, marketers need to couple their CMS with digital asset management software.Coupling helps companies quickly find and retrieve content, such as photos, videos, and logos, and then publish that content and track its performance.If you’ve ever used Google Drive to store and then post a video or share a file with a friend, you’ve used and shared digital asset management software. You will want a digital assets management system for your business.Some great examples of more substantial business or enterprise digital asset management systems look to:Adobe Experience Manager AssetsBynderCanto CloudinaryStylelabsWidenBrandfolderA few examples of popular content management systems would be:WordPressJoomlaDrupalMagento (for ecommerce stores)Squarespace WixHere are three ways DAM and CMS work together to provide seamless experiences that scale. Remote Working Culture: The Facts Business Owne… Tags:#AI#cms#content management#DAM#digital asset management#digital assets#website AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Many mid-sized companies create and store content in silos.A campaign offer will differ slightly depending on whether consumers will view it on desktop, mobile, or Facebook. With the right CMS and DAM solutions, companies can centralize content creation and make updates across all channels simultaneously. Manually updating for each channel is no longer an option in this climate of entire business optimizations.Using both systems together can boost a company’s bottom line, as can what’s referred to as “asset reuse” when assets are reused across multiple engagements.Research shows that companies that don’t use DAM solutions spend over $44,000 more to manage assets. Conversely, when properly employed, DAM solutions can save companies close to $189,000 in just five years.Just look at Motorola. Before adopting a DAM solution, employees at the telecommunications company spent 20 minutes, on average, tracking down, converting, and disseminating each image they used. Employing a DAM solution to quickly locate these images saved the company $600,000.Today’s customers want efficient, personalized, digital experiences. Brands of all sizes can deliver. They just need a CMS — and they need to give a DAM. Increase productivity.center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Save money. karthik muralidharan At firms that don’t use CMS, making changes to a website is difficult and time-consuming. Marketing department employees most likely can’t make these changes on their own. Request assistance from colleagues in the IT department and there’s no telling how long it might take.We all rely on IT and devs to handle all these requests. The simple fact remains, the IT teams are slammed with much more urgent priorities.With the right CMS, marketers can quickly implement website changes on their own, without relying on IT.As a result, marketers can push out new content and experiences much faster. A small digital optimization won’t cut it anymore. Reducing reliance on IT departments isn’t the only way to increase productivity.Consider how much work it currently takes to locate and reuse digital assets. Over 80 percent of companies say the most significant challenge they face when utilizing digital assets is simply tracking down that content.Watch blogging information by Morgan Quinn, a digital content manager. Quinn reports that brands that employ DAM solutions locate digital assets five times more quickly than their peers. Artificial intelligence can enhance the capabilities of DAM solutions, thereby giving mid-sized firms the ability to find and deliver content to large consumer segments quickly.“Smart tagging,” for example, uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to automatically tag videos and photos.With smart tagging, marketers don’t have to spend hours trying to organize content and come up with the best descriptions for them. Simply building AI into their DAM solution can provide a solution for them.Consider the story of Silicon Labs, a semiconductor equipment manufacturer with about $800 million in annual revenue. Silicon Labs deployed Adobe Experience Manager to tag and track 5,000 technical documents. This project also included the tagging and tracking of images and photos, their management, and the delivery of experiences.It used to take Silicon Labs a week to make changes to its website since marketers often had to wait for the IT department. Now, changes take just 20 minutes.Adopting a company-wide DAM solution and CMS to manage all your content may seem daunting, but the benefit for smaller firms is immense. Increasing efficiency and reducing time to publish marketing research and give critical insights in content provides new and exciting experiences. Silicon Labs is a prime example here, with its marketing team consisting of only three people.last_img read more

first_imgThe police in southern Assam’s Cachar district have arrested a 25-year-old man for posting obscene cartoons featuring President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Facebook.Jarir Ahmed Barbhuiya, a resident of the district’s Kalain, was arrested on Thursday afternoon after a complaint was lodged against him in Silchar police station.The district’s Superintendent of Police Rakesh Roushan said Barbhuiya had posted the cartoons four days ago. “They featured the President, PM, CJI and others,” he told The Hindu.Officials said local people who found the posts obscene had shared the link for the Cachar police to take action. Following the arrest, the district administration has asked social media users to desist from forwarding or sharing the cartoons.last_img read more

first_imgSex could be the reason for the soccer teams powerful performances in the World Cup, as per a new survey by website Quartz. Pamela Supple, who’s a sex and relationship counselor from Sex Therapy Australia, explained that being intimate helps men connect and relax by letting loose a lot of “feel-good” hormones and chemicals, News.com.au reported. But it should be kept to a half-hour or an hour time period, which is apt for a sportsperson body to rejuvenate and feel fresh, followed by 8-9 hours sleep, as overdoing the activity could leave one very tired, she added. It should be noted that while all the eight teams that remain in the battle of 2014 FIFA World Cup, have permitted intimate contact between players and their partners for some extent, the teams namely Russia, Chile, Mexico and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which have been eliminated had clearly banned sex.last_img read more