Devastated Ade sorry for red mist

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, November 18 – Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has apologised for being sent off in his side’s 5-2 thrashing by Arsenal in the north London derby.Having given Spurs an early lead at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, the former Arsenal striker was shown a straight red card in the 18th minute following a wild, two-footed challenge on Santi Cazorla. Arsenal fully exploited their numerical advantage, quickly drawing level through Per Mertesacker and then racing into a 4-1 lead with goals from Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Cazorla.Gareth Bale replied for the visitors before Arsenal winger Theo Walcott completed the rout in injury time.“I completely understand my sending off changed the entire outcome of the game and I whole-heartedly apologise to my team-mates, the manager and all the Tottenham fans for letting them down,” Adebayor told British newspaper The Sun.“But I must stress that my challenge was not malicious in any way whatsoever.“I was genuinely trying to win the ball and probably stretched my foot out a bit too far in the heat of the moment.“Nobody could have felt more devastated than me as I walked off the pitch.“I so much wanted to help Tottenham win and thought for a moment that I’d actually set that win up when I scored, but football changes so quickly.“One minute a hero, the next a villain.”Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas admitted that referee Howard Webb made “the right decision” to dismiss Adebayor and said that he would not be punishing the Togolese forward.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Storm Watch: Electricity outage hits almost 200 homes in Donegal

first_imgAn electrical fault has been reported in Bundoran this Friday morning as Donegal is hit by the high winds of Storm Erik. Up to 179 homes and businesses are without power in the area.ESB crews are working on the fault and are expecting to have power restored by 1.30pm Friday. Meanwhile, ESB networks are warning the public to never approach fallen wires: “If you come across fallen trees be aware that there may be fallen wires. Please DO NOT APPROACH as the wires could be live and would be extremely dangerous. Please stay clear and phone ESB Networks immediately on 1850 372 999 , 021 238 2410.”A Status Orange wind warning is in place for Donegal throughout the day until 6am Saturday morning.Are you #StormErik ready ? – Click here for more information on how to prepare for storms— ESB Networks (@ESBNetworks) February 7, 2019 Storm Watch: Electricity outage hits almost 200 homes in Donegal was last modified: February 8th, 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

Best of Instagram

first_imgShare This!We’re traveling all around the parks this week–which photo was your favorite?If you’re new to this series, we post highlights from our Instagram page, along with a top comment or photo featuring YOU, our subscriber.Enjoy!June 24, 2019June 26, 2019June 27, 2019June 28, 2019June 29, 2019June 30, 2019Top Follower of the Week!I’d love to see more parades back in parks, and this one was so unique!Should this post inspire you to give our Instagram page a follow, I’ll leave the link right here: read more

‘Shelf-help guide’ to buying local

first_imgBy Anne Taylor13 November 2013Want to buy local, but don’t know how? Ute Kuhlmann has put together a “South Africa’s first shelf-help guide”, listing more than 1 000 South African products and profiling more than 300 brands.Categories in Happiness in a Handbasket include food and drink, clothes, shoes, bags and jewellery, baby and child goods, personal care products, office equipment, household appliances, as well as cars and bicycles.“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local. That’s really the same thing.” – Ute KuhlmannKuhlmann, who published the book herself, says on her Facebook page that by following her guide, “you’ll support South African jobs, lower your carbon footprint and discover great local products”.Also included is a guide to markets – great places for organic, local produce – a colour-coded guide to help you find out if goods are imported or not, information about working conditions and the impact of some common products on the environment.Happiness in a Handbasket Facebook pageContact [email protected] to buy the bookAlso available from Cape Town stores: Blank Books, the Ethical Co-op, and the Book Loungelast_img read more

Virgin says it’s ready to start Japan services late March

first_imgVirgin Australia Airbus A330 business class Virgin Australia says it will be ready to begin services to Japan on March 29  if it is given one of two daily landing slots available at Tokyo’s Haneda airport.The airline plans to use an A330-200 to start the new Brisbane-Haneda daily service and says preparations have been underway for many months.It would partner with All Nippon Airways, giving it a good foothold in the market.But here’s an obstacle: rival Qantas has put in a bid for both slots.Virgin argued in its submission to the International Air Services Commission that its new service had the potential to deliver “significant and sustained benefits for travelers and Australian exporters, boosting tourism and trade flows between the two countries”.READ: Jetstar pulls out of regional New Zealand“The Japan market represents an excellent strategic fit for Virgin Australia, as a destination with a strong growth outlook for both inbound and outbound travel and which appeals to our leisure and corporate customers alike,’’ it said.“The greatest public benefits are likely to be realized by splitting the available capacity between Virgin Australia and the Qantas Group.“Such an outcome would facilitate increased competition, choice and more capacity than if both daily frequencies were allocated to the Qantas Group as it has requested.“This would create intense competition between ourselves, the Qantas Group and the other carriers serving the route, thereby promoting the object of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992.”Virgin said it would add 200,750 seats to the Japan route, injecting up to 110,960 more seats than the Qantas proposal, and the entry of a fourth airline group would place downward pressure on airfaresThe partnership with ANA includes plans for reciprocal codeshare services on sectors between and within Australia and Japan.Virgin said this provided the best opportunity for dispersal of Japanese visitors between the eastern and western seaboards, given ANA was the only airline offering flights between Perth and Tokyo.It would also allow it to offer “new and enhanced product and services” on the route including in-flight wi-fi and a better checked baggage allowance than Qantas.The airline rejected as unfounded any suggestion it would not be able to start services by March, noting it has strong incentives to make sure that happens.“Given we have already announced our intention to serve Haneda, we would sustain significant reputational damage if we did not commence flights on time,’’ it said.“In addition, we are investing substantial funds in establishing the new route which would be foregone if the capacity was not utilized. “last_img read more

Is It Time To Retire the ‘Social Graph?’

first_imgRelated Posts Yesterday, when talking with Richard and Marshall about Google’s plans to open up many of their services that deal with personal and social information, I made this remark: “Also, as an aside, I’d like to express my severe dislike for the term ‘social graph.’”I first remember hearing about the term “social graph” in May while Mark Zuckerberg was on stage announcing the Facebook Platform. That probably wasn’t the first time the term was used, but it seems to be the time it entered our collective conscience and started being used with more regularity. At the time, I remember thinking to myself, “wait, what’s a social graph?” It seems I wasn’t alone in my confusion. The social graph is a reference to graph theory, which in general, if I understand correctly, models connections between things. There’s really nothing wrong with this term, but it’s math or computer science phraseology and doesn’t do very well as a marketing term, in my opinion.As Dave Winer points out in a post yesterday, most instances of the term “social graph” floating around the web since May are interchangeable with the term “social network” — they mean more or less the same thing:“Now if you showed that diagram to most educated people, they probably would call it a network, and before we talked about social graphs we called them social networks, and you know what — they’re exactly the same thing, and social network is a much less confusing term, so why don’t we just stick with it? (Answer: we should, imho.) So if you don’t want to sound like an idiot, call a social graph a social network and stand up for your right to understand technology, and make the techies actually do some useful stuff instead of making simple stuff sound complicated.” — Dave WinerNot everyone agrees with Winer. Robert Scoble posted a response today in which he says that your social network is who you know, while your social graph is who you’re connected to based on interests, location, work, etc. “The Social Graph is NOT my social network,” Scoble writes. “My Social Network is my friends list. But the Social Graph shows a LOT more than that.”Scoble might be right. Or Winer might be. But semantic arguments aside, I think the first commenter on Scoble’s post sums it up nicely:“When I first heard the term social graph my thought was ‘what now?’, graph did not resonate at all. It still doesn‚Äôt.” — PXLatedEveryone already understood what a social network was — it’s a term we’ve been using for years. Everyone knows about networking. When you go schmooze with your peers at a party you’re networking, not graphing. Most people don’t get “social graph” the way they do “social network.”As Tom Morris, a commenter on Nick Carr’s post on the debate says, “The fact is that the phrase ‘social network data’ describes everything that ‘social graph’ does without having to explain graph theory to those who don’t understand it.” Yes! Social graph may be a valuable way to talk about this stuff with mathematicians, but it is still a poor choice as a marketing term. I think it’s time we retire it (at least in anything that isn’t targeted toward computer scientists) and return to saying social network. How about it? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… josh catone 1 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Think global but send hyperlocal email communications

first_imgThink global but send hyperlocal email communicationsYou are here: Brands around the globe face a common challenge: scaling their communication and providing enough engaging content to keep customers coming back. The bigger the brand gets, the more it runs the risk of creating distance – oft-times literal distance – from the customer. Achieving scale is hard and means putting systems in place that can seamlessly deliver the brand’s message uniformly across countries and time zones.However, when you stop and think about it for a moment, achieving global scale by turning a blind eye toward your local audience neither creates awareness nor delivers an authentic, targeted message. Brands that are tone deaf to people in their own backyard run the risk of a swift and merciless backlash in the marketplace.Location, Location, LocationThere are some ways that brands can become smarter about where their customers are. Knowing, at the very least, the specific geography, if not ZIP code, of a consumer that signs up but doesn’t convert means that you can deliver content geared for that locality which, given the richness and diversity of our cultural landscape, can make the difference between delighting a potential customer or losing them permanently. Here’s why location matters when it comes to email marketing:IP Geolocation: Although problematic, IP Geolocation can be a powerful tool to better localize content and offers. Under GDPR, IP addresses are considered personally identifiable information (PII). Although there’s a legitimate use case for storing the IP address for purposes of anti-abuse/fraud mitigation, geolocating that IP address to localize offers would be a violation. If a marketer obtained consent under CASL – the Canada Anti-Spam Law, one of the strictest laws in the world regulating commercial electronic messages – then geolocating an IP address to improve the localization of offers and content would be permissible. According to U.S. laws, there are no prohibitions for geolocating IP addresses for marketing purposes. As a matter of fact, according to the M3AAWG Best Communication Practices guidelines, storing IP addresses as part of proving opt-in and consent should be a requirement. The important thing to understand is that the IP address could help localize marketing efforts. However, there are limitations based on where the recipient is based. GDPR covers everyone living in the EU and goes well beyond just email marketing.Ask for ZIP code: There’s a delicate balancing act that happens with all opt-in forms – ask for too much information and our diminished attention spans cause us to leave the page because it’s too burdensome to fill out. However, this may be your one opportunity to find out more about your potential new customer. Be bold, ask them to tell you where they live, but don’t make it a requirement if you’re concerned about decreasing the number of sign-ups.Preference centers: Having a good, well thought out and laid out preference center where a subscriber can adjust messaging frequency and cadence, and also express interest by product/brand/service/etc., is a great way of establishing that and locale. Occasionally sending an email asking people to fill out their preference center isn’t a bad idea either.Conversion data: Whether you’re collecting point of sale data or mobile checkout data when you ship something, you at least know something. Use this data as a means of better focusing the content you produce to keep customers coming back. Again, the most significant risk you run is being toned deaf to what’s happening in a given region, state, city or county.Brick and mortar: When people visit your store, marketers can leverage in-store mobile technologies combined with a transactional email to learn where their customers shop and what they are buying. Mobile apps harnessing in-store beacons and promotions have a high bar to access them. Shoppers would need to have the app, agree to receive push notifications and, depending on whether or not the technology is Bluetooth-enabled, possibly share their location. The richness of the data gained from this, however, is second to none and greatly beneficial to a customer’s shopping experience. Any interactions with the app can be followed up with emails reminding shoppers of their in-store experience and purchases to deliver higher levels of value to the customer in both the physical and digital realms.It’s not just the ‘where’Localization is much more than just where a customer is located. Localizing content and offers means taking into account local languages, cultural differences and currency. Contextualizing content based on location is only the start of achieving a truly hyperlocal rapport. Localization should include key considerations such as:Time zone: It’s generally understood that most recipients in China check their email using a mobile device, therefore, sending email during the night in China is considered bad practice as it runs the risk of waking people up. In this case, localization includes respecting the Chinese time zone.Currency: Just getting a mobile website and the content of the email “right” isn’t enough to localize and serve a given world market. Most Indians have a hard time making purchases using foreign currencies. Anyone hoping to do business in India should ensure they can accept and process rupees. By not giving people the option to purchase in their local currency, you’re bound to lose a great number of potential customers due to currency and exchange fees alone.Language: It’s not enough to just know where someone lives; it’s critical to know their preferred language for messaging as well. Globalization facilitates a more free and easy flow of people across international borders. Assuming that someone living in a given region based on IP geolocation or identifying region by way of mobile country codes can be massively flawed. If your website comes in multiple languages, that’s certainly great! However, do your email communications extend and complement your multilingual site with a similar experience in the inbox? They definitely should.Extended SMTP: A definition of protocol extensions to the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), the Internet Engineering Task Force published RFC 6531 to update the SMTP spec to SMTPUTF8, which now includes the internationalization of email addresses. People all over the world can now have an email address in their local language! Although the uptake has been slow, it is now possible to see email addresses in Russian Cyrillic, Japanese Kanji and any number of other foreign characters.Start small and work your way upPut simply, localizing content and offers is hard. It requires equal amounts of customer input and technology to achieve a truly local experience for a global brand, or a brand just starting their global expansion. Start by asking your customers what they want and learning what level of information they’re willing to share with you to receive a more personal and culturally sensitive experience. You don’t have to achieve hyperlocal websites per geography on day one. That will not only strain the budget but is certain to be a complete disaster as localization is a true learning process that requires patience, sensitivity and care when it comes to abiding by local laws and customs.The post Think global but send hyperlocal email communications appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Think global but send hyperlocal email communications HomeDigital MarketingThink global but send hyperlocal email communications Posted on 18th March 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde: Murillo needed due to emergency situation

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde: Murillo needed due to emergency situationby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says a deal for Jeisson Murillo was due to an “emergency situation”.The defender has arrived on-loan from Valencia.For the coach he was a must because the team was in an emergency situation and needed “a centre back with experience”. “It was an emergency situation. We were looking for a player with experience, who knew La Liga. A priority,” explained Valverde.Valverde said he is also pleased with the summer signings. Of Arthur and Lenglet he said “they fit in very well and have moulded absolutely with our style.” On Malcom he said: “He has not played as much as the others but we hope that he will help us. He’s a winger, a different player, with a big future ahead of him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Has Overtaken Urban Meyer As The College Football Twitter King

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer rules the college football world on the field. Jim Harbaugh now rules the college football Twitterverse.As pointed out by Maize n Brew, SB Nation’s Michigan blog, the Wolverines’ new head coach is now the most-followed college football coach on Twitter. Ohio State’s coach held the top spot until a couple days ago. As of 1:30 p.m. E.T. Thursday afternoon, Harbaugh is at 269K, Meyer is at 263K. Why has Harbaugh gained so many followers? He’s kind of a nut. Attacking this day with Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 15, 2015Thought of the day – What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive! – Sir Walter Scott— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 7, 2015Urban Meyer, meanwhile, probably (definitely) doesn’t even run his own Twitter account. So this isn’t a fair fight.last_img read more

Florida Signee Jachai Polite Is “Way Better” Than Auburn’s Byron Cowart, Per High School Teammate

first_imgAn interior view of the Florida Gators football stadium.GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 15: A view from the end-zone as the Tennessee Volunteers take on the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 15, 2007 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Tennessee 59-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Byron Cowart was a five-star recruit and the No. 1 defensive end in the country last year. His first year at Auburn was a disappointment, but he was an elite high school player. According to a teammate of 2016 Florida signee Jachai Polite, the Gators are getting an even better player. Marcus Tatum, an offensive tackle heading to Tennessee, went up against Cowart at a UCF camp, and doesn’t thinks Polite is better across the board. From SEC Country:“Jachai is way better than Byron Cowart, by a lot. I went against Byron when I was a sophomore at the UCF camp and I was kicking his butt on a sprained MCL. I played right tackle and he was this big-name guy.“When I go against Jachai, it’s a different story. He’s got better moves than Byron, better pad level, better speed, everything. In that same camp, things just clicked for (Jachai) and he was dominating. That’s really when he started becoming a beast.”Pretty strong words there. Polite was not nearly as highly rated as Cowart, rated three stars by 247Sports. Of course, that only means so much. It Tatum is right, Florida may be getting a very nice player.[SEC Country]last_img read more