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first_imgCrucial mistakes cost Hull City three points, according to manager Steve Bruce, as his side were defeated 3-0 at home to Newcastle United.Three league defeats in a row now sees the Tigers sitting in the relegation zone and the 54-year-old admitted his players simply weren’t good enough against their opponents.And the boss insisted they must give more if they are to stave off the threat of demotion to the Championship.“As I’ve said repeatedly at this level, you can’t make the mistakes we made – for the first two goals in particular,” said Bruce. “Unfortunately in the last couple of games we’ve bought it in to our game.“Confidence and a little bit of spirit is what we need to rediscover. We’ve got some good players here who aren’t performing to the level that I’m used to seeing. That’s what being a Premier League footballer is all about, you have to find the resilience or the spirit that a club like ours needs.“It’s frustrating as we’ve had 18 shots and 12 on target, where they’ve had four on target and scored three – there lies the difference.”last_img read more

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… According to Good Technology‘s final report on new enterprise smart phone activations in 2010, Android is holding steady. Good sells a popular device management solution for non-BlackBerry devices. It reports rapid adoption of the iPhone and iPad in the enterprise. But Android is holding its own as well, with nearly 30% of overall new activations and 40% of new smartphone (ie, non-tablet) activations.It’s important to stress, however, that Good does not support BlackBerry devices so this is in no way an indication of how these devices are being adopted relative to RIM’s products. Also, this data only tracks new activations. klint finley Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#mobile As you can see, Apple‘s not exactly losing steam in the enterprise. But Android now has a steady showing, and it’s especially strong in the handset arena. Ovum predicts that Google will eventually hold the biggest share of the tablet market. We’ll see.Things look grim for Microsoft. But with Windows Phone 7 is still brand new. And Good notes: “We do not expect the platform to disappear anytime soon, as many organizations in the Government/Public sector remain heavy users of Windows Mobile.”As Good previously reported, iPad use is most common in the financial sector. Since it last released data in November, health care has seen a bit of a jump and is now the second biggest industry for iPad use. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

first_imgTrends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Tags:#advertising#AI#artificial intelligence#automation#brand awareness#freelancer#Gig Economy#marketing Related Posts Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Fresh off Super Bowl LIII, there’s no doubt that competition is on the minds of agency leaders — and not because they’re all diehard New England Patriots or Los Angeles Rams fans.The Super Bowl is the proverbial holy grail for advertisers, and a few industry giants have even taken to leaking commercials early or releasing teasers online to build up more hype. With more than 100 million pairs of eyes tuned in, a 30-second commercial spot can cost more than $5 million.Even if your business isn’t big enough to pursue a Super Bowl ad, just tuning in to the conversations and analysis of the commercials being released can be enough to spark your competitive spirit. Whether you aired an ad or not, remember that keeping your edge is about more than one commercial shown during a coveted time slot. Staying competitive means implementing new initiatives now instead of waiting to act.Many companies larger than yours have lost their positions at the top by resting on their laurels. Others, like Blockbuster and Circuit City, have disappeared altogether. If you’re not evolving, you’re falling behind. By taking the following proactive approaches to secure your position at the front of the pack, you’ll not only see short-term success, but you’ll also be laying the foundation to stay relevant in the next decade and beyond.Expand your ’employee’ definitionThe workforce is changing, with some experts estimating that more than 50 percent of workers will be freelancing in the next 10 years. Given that flexibility and accessibility, all agency leaders should keep freelancers in the forefront of their mind when making staffing decisions and exploring ways to improve efficiency. Project management tools like Trello can help you coordinate the efforts of your dispersed workforce, while messaging platforms like Slack or Kik will keep the channels of communication open.It will be equally critical to take advantage of automation opportunities as technologies like artificial intelligence come within reach of small businesses and large companies alike. Business leaders outside the manufacturing sector might imagine that robots have nothing to offer their companies, but AI can turn unruly quantities of data into insights and schedule your meetings, while chatbots can revolutionize customer service efforts. For instance, when officials for the city of San Francisco couldn’t handle the sheer quantity of procurement requests, they brought in a team to develop a chatbot capable of understanding about 1,000 user questions and providing roughly 400 immediate answers.You’ll need to prepare your team to work well with freelancers and robo workers. For instance, discussing what successful communication with freelancers looks like is imperative, considering that poor communication is often the cause of unsuccessful freelancer relationships. In addition, remember that your AI solution is only as good as the team implementing it. Consider courses and workshops that will increase your team’s knowledge of AI. For example, Andrew Ng, formerly the head of Google’s AI division, is offering an online training course that will introduce businesspeople to machine learning and pattern recognition.Know your customers better than they know themselvesThere’s no doubt that having insights about the future will help your business stay competitive. Unfortunately, the world doesn’t give marketing and sales leaders a crystal ball. While you can’t know exactly what the future holds, your customers can let you know what their pain points are through feedback and surveys — and that’s information that can spark your next great innovation.As Steve Jobs once put it, “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” He had extraordinary success in offering customers something they didn’t even know they needed — until they saw it, of course. So how do you get to know customers better than they know themselves? All businesses have access to data that can help with this goal; monitoring conversations happening on social media, for example, will give you insight into customer preferences. With this information, you can craft offerings that your customers don’t even know they want yet.When it comes to sales, “next best offer” is a useful tactic. Amazon, which is thought to be the originator of the NBO technique, utilizes a recommendation engine that shows shoppers items they may be interested in based on their page visits, searches, and past orders. NBO processes will be key if you want to remain competitive in an increasingly digital world because they offer as much as 10 times the response rate of a generic campaign. If you’re not giving your customers your next best offer as they’re interacting with you, you’re missing out.Know when to take risks and when to play it safeAt one time or another, we’ve all been told to “think outside the box.” While that can be good advice, remember to take a dose of realism with those big ambitions. It’s vital to know which initiatives or opportunities are worth taking a risk on — and which should give you pause. Brett Hyman, CEO and founder at NVE Experience Agency, recommends that you “lean into creativity just enough to push the boundaries of possibility, but never to the point that you cannot confidently deliver what you present.”Striking the right risk-reward balance is key, so develop a process for assessing risk. Start by gathering as much information as you can about the risk you’re considering. Don’t forget to consult your team members — it can be easier for someone who’s in the weeds to recognize the possible negative outcomes of going down one path over another. You’ll have the variety of perspectives this process requires if you’ve built a multidisciplinary team of creatives and non-creatives.After gathering information, ask yourself what other opportunities will be at risk if you take — or don’t take — the opportunity in front of you. And weigh the risk of taking the specific opportunity against the risk of doing nothing. When taking a risk doesn’t turn out the way you’d hoped, take time to reflect on what went wrong. Failures are learning experiences that can help you strike the right risk-reward balance in the future.Instead of pinning all your competitive hopes on a Super Bowl ad that gets everyone talking — for about 10 minutes — start looking to the future. Focus on making your team more efficient through freelancers and robo employees, understanding your customers, and knowing when to take risks. These three areas will help you stay competitive in an ever-changing landscape this year. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Digital Marketing Jobs in the Government Sectorlast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsLake St. Martin First Nation was swept away in the 2011 spring floods. The buildings were wiped out, and all of the community members were evacuated.A new, temporary village is being built while the people of Lake St. Martin wait in hotels in Winnipeg. But they say their stay is becoming uncomfortable.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler finds out why.last_img

New jobs offered to homeless Veterans by Back 2 Work program

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  Two years ago, CalTrans began a veterans outreach program and used ‘Back 2 Work’ to supply three roadside cleanup crews here in San Diego.Today marked the program’s expansion here and now seven crews dedicated to highway trash and debris pickup and the local Back 2 Work coordinator want even more. KUSI Newsroom, June 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom New jobs offered to homeless Veterans by ‘Back 2 Work’ program Posted: June 20, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Language in the House version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill requiring DOD to trim its headquarters budgets and personnel by 20 percent over five years garnered a strong objection from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which claimed the provision was unnecessary.The bill stipulates that the streamlining initiative generate $10 billion in savings and calls for the department to prepare an accurate baseline accounting of defense headquarters budgets and personnel, and detailed information on planned reductions in management headquarters.The department, however, already is carrying out a plan to reduce headquarters personnel, according to OMB’s “Statement of Administration Policy” issued Tuesday for H.R. 1735. That effort should be implemented by FY 2019, but has projected savings of only $5.3 billion.OMB also said the proposed language is “overly restrictive” because it targets the national capital region and exempts DOD civilians whose salaries are funded through the defense working capital fund, which collects funding through user fees. “This could have a profound impact on personnel and cause arbitrary across-the-board cuts,” the agency said.The bill would preclude the department from slashing personnel through a superficial accounting exercise.“Any reduction in personnel should not be implemented as an across-the-board cut, but rather should be strategically designed to retain critical functions, capabilities, and skill sets — including but not limited to depots and the acquisition workforce — and eliminate unnecessary or redundant functions or skill sets that do not benefit or support mission requirements,” the legislation states.The Pentagon also cannot claim savings by moving employees or responsibilities to other sections within the agency, reported Federal Times.“Such reductions shall be strategically designed to retain critical functions, capabilities, and skill sets. Management, functions, programs, or offices shall be moved to the lowest appropriate organizational level,” according to the bill.The headquarters streamlining language was one of dozens of provisions the administration objected to that collectively triggered a veto threat from the White House.last_img read more

Discovering life through melodies

first_imgMelodies that are soothing tend to be remembered by connoisseurs and to showcase the best, Atul productions is coming up with the lushness of classical Indian music in a live show titled-’Mousiqui – A musical interpretation of life’ at Siri Fort Auditorium in the national Capital.Atul Productions in association with A & G Partners, promises to enthrall the music lovers with their 35-member troupe of exemplary singers, musicians and dancers. The show is planned as a series of 10 events in important Indian cities starting with its grand opening in Delhi followed by Kolkata, Bangalore, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bhopal, Chandigarh and others. Through a grand event at Assi Ghat, Varanasi around Vijayadashami this year, ‘Mousiqui’ will take the audience through musical interpretation of the five stages of life.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The experience includes the serene seven notes of sur, the mystic melodies of raaga, the rejection and acceptance of unconditional love, the competitive spirit of Jugalbandi and the never-ending search for the supreme. This transcendent live music performance by musicians, singers and dancers will take Indian music and dance aficionados on a soul enriching experience.In the presence of elite dignitaries and classical music connoisseurs, Mousiqui will be unveiled with all the musical chords in a perfect harmony.Created by Sajjad Ali Chandwani, the festival –’Mousiqui – A musical interpretation of life’ is one of its kind. The composer Sajjad Ali is the grandson of legendary Ghulam Mohammed (Music Director of the film Pakeezah) and comes in with an experience of over a thousand international performances of similar shows in countries like France, UK, Canada etc.last_img read more

Vastu a deciding factor in real estate

first_imgWhile our entire focus is on how economic slow down and demonetization has engulfed the growth of real estate market, we are completely ignoring another crucial factor which is constantly and silently dominating the fate of real estate as well. Vastu experts. We as Indians are prone towards making impulsive emotional investments. Today, even as tenants look out for a residential apartment, office space or retail spaces, their first concern is Vastu. But if Vastu is considered as a bioplasmic architectural science, which has tools to help balance the five elements of nature controlling our life, then science should make things simple rather than complex and non-progressive, isn’t it? Or are we operating from fear psychosis factor by the so-called Vastu experts? Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTo understand how the Vastu hysteria created by these so-called Vastu experts can be resolved, Nilangshu Haldar – a renowned Maha Vastu expert from Kolkata and an independent Vastu consultant who works closely with numerous established developers in the city – came forward to clarify a few facts.Haldar clearly explains that Vastu corrections can be done on three levels. “If we happen to miss the corrections at the first level or the second level, we can still make the changes at the third level and these corrections will give us the same success rate at any level,” explained the Maha Vastu expert. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHe further elaborates, “The first level of Vastu correction is made at the time of purchasing of land. As uneven lands are trimmed and pruned to get a shape – it could be rectangular, square or even L-shaped. The second level is where an amalgamation of modern architecture and ancient Vastu-shastra work hand-in-hand to create a Vastu friendly construction with an attractive project design. Here again, the designs always depend on various factors like construction ROIs, facilities to be provided in the projects, to name a few. Hence, it is not always possible to keep the Vastu compliance as per the desire of the end users. Still, corrections can be made at the third level with colours and placement of various Vastu tools. Therefore, when people say “Is building ka Vastu thik nahi hai (the Vastu of this building is not good)”, then we should not forget that corrective measures are also available, with our Vedic science of Vastu-shastra.” In fact, there are other important details to be seen while choosing a property than to just be a Vastu fanatic. The material used for constructions, the foundation of the building, local infrastructural development and many other things needs to be considered before investing in a property. There are shopping malls, commercial complexes residential buildings that are vacant. Is it because the Vastu is not correct? Or is it just our inner fear created by external forces in the form of Vastu experts? If that’s the case, then what did the Vastu expert do at the first and second level? To all of these questions, Nilangshu replied, “An experienced and knowledgeable Vastu consultant should be well versed with the remedies to Vastu problems”. Among the real estate agents, competition developers, and rival property brokers, it has become a common practice to malign a property by spreading false rumours about a property – which in turn, creates difficult implications on the overall consumption in real estate.Originally, Vastu-shastra was used to make life prosperous and successful. But now, even with various real estate websites educating the prospective buyers about Vastu, fear and indecisiveness is increasing in our choices. The concern here is not Vastu, but the obsession that is creating a parallel corrupt industry by these so-called Vastu experts. It’s high time we wake up and use our intelligence, and use Vastu to our advantage.last_img read more