first_img atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: October 28, 2019, 3:28 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. The upcoming Indian Super League 2019-20 fixture will be played between FC Goa and Bengaluru FC on October 28, Monday. The match 9 will be a repeat of last year’s final where both sides locked horns and Blues emerged victorious. The Indian Super League 2019-20 FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC fixture will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa. FC Goa, who registered a comfortable victory 3-0 in their inaugural encounter, will look to continue their winning run as they host Bengaluru. Meanwhile, reigning champions Bengaluru FC will eye to dominate the turf from the very first minute. If we look into their previous encounter then both the sides have met five times and the Blues have won on four occasions and the Gaurs have only one victory to their name. The ISL 2019-20 FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC match will commence at 7:30 pm.Ahead of their encounter, Goa head coach Sergio Lobera said that his side is ready to take the Bengaluru challenge on Monday night. “The Chennaiyin game is the past and we need to look forward to the next match against Bengaluru FC. Last season, Bengaluru were very good, but we finished with the same number of points on the table. For us, it’s a big challenge playing Bengaluru FC. Because, I think probably Bengaluru are the best team in the league,” Lobero told the press at the pre-match conference. On the other hand, Bengaluru FC Head coach, Carles Cuadrat termed their opponent as a ‘wonderful team.’ “Goa is always a very demanding visit because they have a wonderful team. It’s very similar to us that they have been with the same team for a long time.”This year total 10 teams are participating in the tournament. The teams are Odisha FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Bengaluru FC, ATK, NorthEast United FC, Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, Jamshedpur FC.Indian Super League 2019-20 FC Goa probable Line-up vs Bengaluru FC: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai, Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh, Brandon Fernandes, Seiminlen Doungel, Ferran Corominas, Manvir SinghIndian Super League 2019-20 Bengaluru FC probable Line-up vs Goa FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Juanan, Rahul Bheke, Nishu Kumar, Ashique Kuruniyan, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Raphael Augusto, Dimas Delgado, Udanta Singh, Manuel Onwu, Sunil ChhetriWhat time will Indian Super League 2019-20 FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC match start?The ISL 2019-20 FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC match is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. The match between the FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC will be at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC match on TV?The FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC match on live streaming?The live streaming of FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC, Indian Super league 2019-20 will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. last_img read more

first_imgNew Zealand captain Brendon McCullum wanted to celebrate his 100th consecutive Test on Friday but instead it was his Australia counterpart Steve Smith on a high after day one of the first Test.Smith won a pivotal toss that helped his bowlers skittle the hosts for 183, and he then scored 71 to lead Australia to 147 for 3 in reply. Australia bowled first on a green pitch at the Basin Reserve and McCullum was out for a seven-ball duck as New Zealand found itself in almost irreversible trouble at 51 for 5 within the first hour. Brendon McCullum set for another milestone Corey Anderson (38), No. 9 Mark Craig (41 not out) and No. 11 Trent Boult (24) offset some of the damage by putting on 86 for the last three wickets, but New Zealand was still out in only 48 overs and before tea.The Bain Reserve wicket was a touch green, but did not seam too much. Most New Zealand were too cautious, playing from the crease where they were easily done by slight movement.The first seven wickets in New Zealand’s innings fell to catches behind the wicket, four to keeper Peter Nevill. The bowlers’ domination continued when Australia lost openers Joe Burns (0) and David Warner (5) inside the first three overs to be 5 for 2, but Smith turned the tide as he joined Usman Khawaja in a 127-run partnership for the third wicket.Smith was dropped by Craig at slip when on 18 and was fidgety at the crease until the pitch calmed down and he could play with more confidence. He appeared set for a century when he gave Craig another chance and the spinner claimed a sharp return catch.advertisementKhawaja finished 57 not out and Adam Voges was 7 not out. There was one last drama before stumps when Voges was bowled by Doug Bracewell off a no ball which television replays showed was a mistake by the umpire.Australia bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Peter Siddle were outstanding in their opening spells. Hazlewood took 3-25 from his first eight overs and Siddle 2 for 6 from five. They shared the first seven wickets before spinner Nathan Lyon took the last three.Hazlewood finished with 4 for 42 to lead a depleted attack. Already down on strength with the retirement of Mitchell Johnson and injury to Mitchell Starc, Australia lost James Pattinson to shin soreness before this match.Pattinson’s place was taken by Jackson Bird who played his first Test since 2013 and went wicketless. Siddle had 3 for 19 after 11 over and finished with 3 for 37. Anderson stemmed the tide of New Zealand wickets with an innings of 38 in 144 minutes which included partnerships of 37 with BJ Watling and 40 with Craig.The 10th-wicket stand between Craig and Boult featured three sixes by Boult off Lyon. That took him to 16 for his Test career; the most ever by a No. 11 batsman.”We didn’t bat great and they bowled pretty well under the conditions,” Anderson said. “We’ve seen it greener here definitely and it was almost a second-day Basin wicket where it just did enough to get the nick.”They’ve put on that big partnership between Usman and Steve and we have our work cut out for us.”Australia began its innings shakily. Burns went to the fourth ball of the first over and Warner two overs later, both caught behind off Tim Southee who returned from an almost six week injury break.last_img read more

first_imgZico insists Barcelona ace Messi doesn’t need World Cup to be legendby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveZico insists Barcelona ace Leo Messi doesn’t need to win the World Cup to be considered an all-time great.Despite his enormous success with Barcelona, the biggest prize in international football has eluded Messi so far, with Argentina only reaching the final in one of the four World Cups the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has appeared at.Zico told Omnisport: “Football is a collective sport and many times it doesn’t depend on you playing well. It depends if the team is playing well.”Sometimes you decide games, but you can’t decide a competition.”So, Messi’s merit is not undone because he hasn’t won a World Cup. “[Johan] Cruyff didn’t win any World Cup and was one of the great players of history and he will always be. And many others the same. “It is too much me, and not us. If you take a young man he doesn’t ask about your career, he asks: ‘Have you been the best in the world? Have you been the best of this, or that?’.”Everything is based on being the best. Football is a collective game, not and individual game.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgArgentina’s Copa America adventure may have ended with their heads held high, but once again it was shown that the Albiceleste fall short when it comes to challenging for major honours.With a host of new faces in the squad and captain Lionel Messi in far from optimal form, the team coached by Lionel Scaloni stumbled through to the knock-out phases in Brazil. A single win against Qatar along with a stalemate played out with Paraguay and defeat to Colombia in Group B was not exactly impressive, yet it was just enough to seal a quarter-final place.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare There, they finally gave fans something to cheer, dispatching dogged Venezuela 2-0 to book a mouth-watering Superclasico in the last four. But while hosts Brazil were given a few scares along the way, goals from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino meant that, unlike in 2015 and 2016, there would be no final appearance for Argentina. While the third-place play-off still remains for Messi and Co., thoughts have already turned towards what will come after the Copa. A significant part of this inexperienced side should still have a role to play when World Cup qualifying kicks off in 2020 – others, however, may have played their last match for the Albiceleste. GOALKEEPERSEverton Armani Brasil Argentina Copa América 02072019The No.1 shirt seems to have settled on the back of one player over the last 12 months. Franco Armani is yet to excel between the posts for Argentina, but the River Plate star has proved dependable enough and will hope to retain his place beyond the Copa. Armani’s place is by no means secure, though. Behind him America star Agustin Marchesin and young Udinese talent Juan Musso were his deputies in Brazil, and will hope to put pressure on the shot-stopper in the short and medium-to-long term, respectively. Musso, 25, is considered one of the best bets for the future in the Argentina ranks and is likely to add to his single cap as the nation uses the rest of 2019 to prepare for qualifying. There could also be room for Esteban Andrada of Boca Juniors, who was forced to miss the Copa through illness. Behind that quartet the options are scarce. Geronimo Rulli has never quite managed to follow through on his early promise, while Tottenham reserve Paulo Gazzaniga has also been considered under Scaloni. Could there be a way back for Sergio Romero ? The Manchester United man has been entirely overlooked by Scaloni but, at 32, is younger than Armani and could come back into contention if there is a change of coach post-Copa. His lack of first-team action, though, will continue to be used against him despite the keeper’s enviable track record at major competitions for his country.IN: Andrada, Romero.OUT: Marchesin.DEFENCEOtamendi Argentina Colombia Copa AméricaOnce more, Argentina’s backline proved the side’s Achilles heel when it most counted. Brazil benefited from two huge defensive mistakes to score in Belo Horizonte and much work will have to be done in that sector to restore the Albiceleste to international football’s top table. Of the current squad, Renzo Saravia and Nicolas Otamendi fared worse than most. Saravia was erratic at right-back and ended up losing his spot to Tottenham rookie Juan Foyth , while Otamendi showed an alarming lack of speed during a calamitous campaign, while his distribution was often atrocious.With Ramiro Funes Mori also likely to face the chop after failing to play a single minute in Brazil, Argentina are not exactly blessed with alternatives in the back four. Gabriel Mercado could benefit from Saravia’s woes to regain his place on the right, while young centre-back pairing Emanuel Mammana and Lisandro Martinez are perhaps best-placed to enter the fray. IN: Mercado, Mammana, Martinez.OUT: Saravia, Otamendi, Funes Mori.MIDFIELDANGEL DI MARIA ARGENTINA LUIZ GUSTAVO BRAZIL 14112015Of all the Argentina players who failed to shine at the Copa, the case of Angel Di Maria was perhaps the most telling. Brought back from the international wilderness after a year out just before the tournament, the PSG winger was immensely frustrating and consistently among Argentina’s worst performers. At 31, and with memories of his finest displays for the Albiceleste rapidly fading, it may be time to once and for all close the door on Fideo. The rest of the midfield was sharply divided between those who took advantage of the Copa to advance their Argentina cause, and those who fell flat. Leandro Paredes , the side’s new midfield marshal, Rodrigo De Paul and, to a lesser extent, Giovani Lo Celso, fall in that first group and look set to remain in the Albiceleste’s plans for years to come.The jury is still out, though, on Guido Pizarro , who received just 23 minutes in the entire Copa, while Marcos Acuna never stopped working to give the team balance and defensive cover, even if his individual contributions were limited.On the other side, the likes of Guido Rodriguez and Roberto Pereyra failed to shine and will most likely be ditched as Argentina explore other options in the middle of the pitch. Among those may be Manuel Lanzini , Santiago Ascacibar and young Superliga pair Exequiel Palacios and Matias Zaracho , who both fell victim to injury and were unable to make the plane to Brazil.IN: Lanzini, Ascacibar, Palacios, Zaracho.OUT: Di Maria, Rodriguez, Pereyra.ATTACKLionel Messi Argentina 2019Barring injuries or other misfortune, Argentina’s attack should pick itself for the forseeable future.Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero formed a promising partnership over the last three games of the Copa America, scoring three of the nation’s last four goals to take them into the semi-finals. Behind them remains Lionel Messi , who if Tuesday’s fiery criticisms of the refereeing against Brazil are anything to go by, will not be repeating his retirement announcement of three years ago after defeat to Chile. While that first-choice trio seems set, there should be plenty of competition behind them. Matias Suarez was the fourth striker in Brazil, a curious choice who barely featured and, we trust, will not be repeated.Mauro Icardi should come back into contention once his interminable soap opera with the Inter board is resolved, while Angel Correa and Gio Simeone are two young faces hoping to play themselves back in contention after being overlooked for Brazil.IN: Icardi, Correa, Simeone.OUT: Suarez.COACHScaloni Argentina Guatemala Amistoso 08092018Despite battling through to the semi-finals, Lionel Scaloni’s future at the Argentina is far from certain once the team makes its way back from Brazil. A complete coaching novice at senior level, the former Deportivo and Lazio defender looked way out of his depth at the start of the Copa. And while results improved, some of his decisions betrayed his inexperience, particularly up against an old warhorse like Tite with almost 30 years of tweaking tactics under his belt. The substitutions against Brazil for one did nothing to aid Argentina’s fightback and unbalanced the Albiceleste at a crucial time.The decision on Scaloni’s future will be made by AFA president Claudio Tapia and Argentina manager Cesar Luis Menotti shortly after he returns to Buenos Aires. Early indications suggest he may well stay in the job, for lack of other options rather than any great confidence in his work so far at the helm. If Scaloni is removed , Gabriel Heinze , currently impressing with Velez Sarsfield, is a popular choice to succeed him; while Marcelo Gallardo is also coveted following his two Copa Libertadores titles with River, but would be tough to acquire, given his commitment to the Millonarios.last_img read more

first_img Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish If you grew up in an Italian-American family, feast of the seven fishes was no doubt part of your Christmas Eve tradition. No one is exactly sure where the number came from — some say seven represents the sacraments, but other families will prepare 10 for the stations of the cross or 13 for Jesus and the apostles. The tradition of eating fish on Christmas Eve stems from the practice of fasting, but it’s turned into quite the extravagant spread in most households.Whether you’re Italian or not, feast of the seven fishes is a delicious holiday meal that everyone should experience at least once. We’ve gathered recipes from our favorite chefs around the country so you can prepare this celebratory dinner for your friends and family this holiday season.While you’re whipping up all these recipes, listen to our cooking playlist (or maybe our playlist of Christmas tunes that don’t suck?). You may need one of these holiday cocktails too.Halibut Collar Hot PotPhoto by Ezra Pollard Photo by Ezra Pollard(By chef Sean Telo of 21 Greenpoint)Ingredients for broth:2 lbs fish bones (Telo likes fluke racks but you can use whatever you like)1 gallon water2 sweet white onions, large dice1 head of celery, large dice4 long hot peppers, torn into large pieces6 wild bay leaves1 sheet sugar kelp or kombuWhite distilled vinegarIngredients for hot pot:1 halibut collar, cleaned and cut in half with a hatchet1 small bunch of tatsoi, torn1 rib yokatana (Asian greens)2 small diced radishes2 small diced hakueri turnipsMethod:Place all the ingredients for the broth into a stock pot and bring to a very low simmer. The trick is to never boil or even simmer to hot because you want the broth to go low and slow for about three hours.Strain the broth once it tastes delicious. Season with white distilled vinegar and salt.Grill the skin side of the halibut collar until well charred, then transfer into a cast iron pot with the radishes, yokatana, and tatsoi.Add enough broth to touch the bottom of the collar but not submerge it. Simmer until all ingredients are cooked through, and serve.Shrimp Ceviche(By chef Aaron Sanchez of Johnny Sanchez; Terrazas de los Andes Wines Brand Ambassador; makes 30 two-ounce tasting portions)Ingredients:3 lbs peeled shrimp3 habanero chiles, grilled or roasted16 ounce can coconut milk4 limes4 oranges1 bay leaf1 tsp coriander seeds3 tbsp salt8 cups waterExtra virgin olive oilFresh lime juiceChives, choppedCilantro, chopped.5 cup rice wine vinegar.5 cup pickled onionMethod:In a sauce pot, combine the water, salt, bay leaf, coriander seeds, two of the oranges, and two of the squeezed limes; bring to a boil.In a bowl or container set up an ice bath with ice, water and the remaining two squeezed limes and orangesAdd the shrimp to the boiling water and let cook for about 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to the ice bath and let cool. Dice.In a blender, combine the grilled or roasted habanero chiles, rice vinegar, can of coconut milk, and juice of one lime. Purée until smooth. Pour just about a cup of this mixture over the diced shrimp; add about 2 tablespoons of evoo and juice of one lime. Add some of the chopped cilantro and sea salt to taste.Mix well and serve in a bowl garnished with pickled onions, chive and cilantro. Pairs best with Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Torrontés.Saffron Grilled Octopus Salad(By chef Mario Alcocer of Visconti Ristorante & Bar)“I like this dish because it involves more work than just putting a mix of lettuce on the table,” Chef Alcocer said. “On special occasions, especially once every year, it’s my belief to put your best effort forward by being adventurous and enjoying dishes that would make the feast of the seven fishes a special day to remember.”Ingredients for grilled octopus:1 4-pound whole octopus3 bay leaves1 white onion, cut in quarters)4 garlic cloves roughly smashed15 saffron threadsIngredients for salad:3 bunches kale, chopped into bite-size pieces1 large head fennel, shaved with a mandolin or thinly sliced.5 red onion, sliced and resting in ice water.5 lb Brussels sprouts, shaved.25 lb pancetta, cut and cooked until crispyIngredients for vinaigrette:4 cups orange juice1 oz Dijon mustard2 oz lemon juice8 oz extra virgin olive oil.5 oz chili flakesLarge pinch of dried oreganoMethod:In a large pot, place octopus, white onion, garlic, bay leaves tomato juice and saffron. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add enough water to cover the octopus and cook on low heat. Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour. Let the octopus cool then cut it into large pieces that would stay on the grill.To make the vinaigrette, place orange, lemon juice and mustard into a blender. At a low speed, start pouring in olive oil to create an emulsification. Add water if needed. Season with oregano and chili flakes.Preheat the grill. Toss octopus with salt and olive oil. Place the octopus on the grill and sear on both sides. Let cool. Cut and toss with some of the vinaigrette and let it marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.Toss lettuce, red onions and Brussels sprouts with vinaigrette and place on a large platter. Toss the octopus, fennel and pancetta with the remaining vinaigrette and place on top of the salad, making sure the octopus is evenly distributed. Serve.Black Cod Livornese with Clams, Potato Gratin, and Caviar(By chef Rodney Murillo of Davio’s; serves four)Ingredients for black cod:Four 7 oz pieces black cod12 clamsSalt to tasteOlive oilIngredients for livornese sauce:1 pint olive oil1 pint shaved garlic2 shallots2 quarts chopped San Marzano tomatoes1 quart white wine1 cup lemon juice2 quarts clam stockBunch of rosemarySalt and pepper to tasteIngredients for potato gratin:15 yukon gold potatoes, thinly sliced1 quart heavy cream2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated (separated)Salt and pepper to tasteMethod:Pan sear the cod on high heat, skin side down, for 30 seconds; flip and sear for another 30 seconds.Add clams to the pan. Cook in 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 5 minutes. If the clams haven’t opened yet, remove the fish from the pan and let it rest. Continue to cook the clams until they open.In saucepan, sweat the olive oil, shaved garlic, and shallots. Add tomatoes. Add white wine and reduce. Add lemon juice and reduce. Add clam stock and reduce. Add rosemary, salt, and pepper, and let simmer for five minutes.In a bowl, mix together potatoes, cream, 1 cup parmesan, salt, and pepper. In a buttered baking dish, layer potato mixture and additional parmesan cheese until you have multiple layers. Bake covered with foil at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 min. Take foil off and bake for another 15 minutes until golden brown on top and center is soft when pricked with a toothpick.Plate cod, clams, Livornese, and potato gratin. Garnish with flying fish caviar.Sardines with Winter Radish and Preserved Lemon(By chef Michael Kaphan of Farmer & the Fish; serves six)Ingredients for vinaigrette:75 grams preserved lemon9 grams Italian parsley10 grams fresh thyme leaves1 small garlic clove10 grams capers1 cup extra virgin olive oil.5 cup fresh squeezed lemon juiceRemaining ingredients:12 sardines, rinsed and gutted2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 lemons, thinly slicedAssorted radishes (daikon, watermelon, black, breakfast or red), sliced thin on a mandolinMethod:For the vinaigrette, combine all ingredients in a blender and puree for one minute.Arrange the sliced radishes on six plates. Place sliced lemon on a pan and place one sardine atop each slice.Lightly drizzle with olive oil and broil for 1-2 minutes. Flip sardines and return to broiler until skin begins to change color and belly bones start to show.Place two sardines on each plate prepped with radish and drizzle with preserved lemon vinaigrette. Serve.Don’t forget dessert!Article originally published on December 19, 2016. Editors’ Recommendations 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summerlast_img read more

first_img Twitter @ThomasMulcair@CJAD800CJAD 800About Bell Media RadioBell Media Radio is Canada’s top-ranked radio broadcaster, with 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across Canada, including Virgin Radio, Canada’s #1 ranked contemporary hit radio network, along with top brands TSN, ÉNERGIE, CHUM 104.5, Rouge fm, and QMFM. Bell Media Radio stations are all part of iHeartRadio Canada, the company’s best-in-class customizable digital listening experience and live events brand. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities and is a leader in innovative programming. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Across Canada, Bell Media Radio is the largest radio provider and is ranked first in people reached and hours tuned.About CTV News ChannelCTV News Channel is Canada’s 24-hour all-news network. CTV News Channel draws on the vast resources of Canada’s #1 news organization, CTV News, to deliver breaking news the second it happens from communities across Canada and around the world. CTV News Channel is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more information about CTV News Channel, visit http://www.ctvnews.ca/ctv-news-channel. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: “We are very excited to have The Honourable Tom Mulcair join us on a regular basis to contribute his analysis of the biggest breaking political news of the day,” said Chris Bury, Program Director, CJAD 800. “As a former party leader, MP, and MNA, Mr. Mulcair has spent decades as a leading voice in Canadian politics. He brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective that will be of interest to our listeners.”“We’re looking forward to welcoming Mr. Mulcair and his invaluable insight to the team at CTV News Channel,” said Lis Travers, General Manager, CTV News Channel. “Following Labour Day weekend, viewers will see Mr. Mulcair bring his vast knowledge of Canada’s political landscape to the desk alongside our veteran anchors, Don Martin and Beverly Thomson.”In addition to his new role as a political analyst, Mulcair has joined the Université de Montréal as a visiting professor in the political science department, effective this summer. He also serves as chair of the board of non-profit organization Jour de la Terre Québec.CJAD 800 delivers breaking news, weather, traffic, and insightful commentary on the top stories and issues that matter most to Montréalers. Listeners across the country can tune in to CJAD 800 through the iHeartRadio Canada app.Social Media links Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement MONTRÉAL (July 17, 2018) – iHeartRadio Canada’s CJAD 800 in Montréal announced today that The Honourable Tom Mulcair joins the station as a political analyst beginning Tuesday, Aug. 28. Mulcair contributes his thoughts on Canadian federal politics as well as Québec provincial politics twice daily on CJAD 800 at 7:35 a.m. ET on THE ANDREW CARTER MORNING SHOW and at 5:05 p.m. ET on THE AARON RAND SHOW. Beginning this fall, Mulcair will also make regular appearances on CTV News Channel’s marquee daily political program POWER PLAY as well as twice weekly appearances on CTV News Channel alongside anchor Beverly Thomson.Mulcair is a former provincial cabinet minister and the former leader of the New Democratic Party, where he served as Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons. From 1994 to 2007, Mulcair was the Member of the National Assembly of Québec for the riding of Chomedey. He served as Québec Minister of the Environment from 2003 to 2006.“I am thrilled to be joining the top-flight news team at CJAD 800. With a provincial election on the horizon, we’ll have a lot to talk about starting this summer,” said Mulcair. “Politics is our second favourite sport in Québec and CJAD 800 and CTV News have always fielded a winning team. I look forward to sharing my own views and learning the priorities of listeners and viewers.” Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar And Jack Gillum, The Associated Press Posted Oct 30, 2013 9:15 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – An internal government memo obtained by The Associated Press shows administration officials were concerned that a lack of testing posed a “high” security risk for President Barack Obama’s new health insurance website.The Sept. 27 memo to Medicare chief Marylin Tavenner said a website contractor wasn’t able to test all the security controls in one complete version of the system.Insufficient testing “exposed a level of uncertainty that can be deemed as a high risk,” the memo said.The memo recommended setting up a security team to address risks, conduct daily tests, and a full security test within two to three months of going live.At a congressional hearing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the site’s security certification is temporary, but asserted consumers’ personal information is secure. Gov’t document: Lack of testing posed high’ security risk for health website read more

by Russell Contreras, The Associated Press Posted May 23, 2016 9:16 am MDT Last Updated May 23, 2016 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This Sunday, May 22, 2016 photo shows the newly refurbished Shuler Theater in downtown Raton, N.M. The theater is one of many theaters in rural New Mexico towns being revitalized thanks to a state initiative. A New Mexico economic development program, similar to efforts in Iowa and Illinois, seeks to save the often-forgotten theaters in small cities and towns with help on refurbishing buildings and grants for new digital projection and sound equipment. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras) New Mexico joining effort to rehabilitate historic theatres RATON, N.M. – For years, the Shuler Theater in this once-booming New Mexico mining town sat empty in a desolate downtown. It had long passed its heyday as a hot spot for Italian immigrants and Hispanic workers who visited to take in a travelling show or a newly released movie.But today the 101-year-old Raton venue again is attracting audiences from as far as Trinidad, Colorado just across the state line for variety shows and will soon be ready to screen any Star Wars movie. That change comes as New Mexico is joining other states in pushing an initiative to revitalize downtown districts in isolated, small towns by rehabilitating aging, historic theatres.An economic development program, similar to efforts in Iowa and Illinois, seeks save the often-forgotten facilities like the Shuler Theater with help on refurbishing buildings and grants for new digital projection and sound equipment. With state funding, cities can develop new business plans and retool theatres’ dusty interiors so they can become main attractions in rural areas, New Mexico Economic Development Department Secretary Jon Barela said.“These theatres are part of our history,” said Barela, who went to a small theatre in Las Cruces as a child. “They are beautiful architectural gems and they are anchors of the community.”Since January 2013, the state has set aside around $100,000 each for eight theatres, Barela said.Like refurbished small theatres in other states, New Mexico officials believe reviving theatres in ranching towns and small cities near American Indian reservations will help create jobs in struggling downtown districts and spark excitement in entertainment deserts. Some, such as El Morro Theatre in Gallup, New Mexico, are located along the iconic Route 66 next to the Navajo Nation while others, such as the Lyceum Theater in Clovis, sit just across the New Mexico-Texas state line.The theatres serve as places audiences can take in a newly released film or play.Barela said he came up with the idea about reviving theatres after visiting Raton’s Shuler Theater and learning about planned renovations. Hours later, he was in Clayton and hearing about the closing of its theatre. Residents in the northeastern New Mexico community would be forced to travel around 80 miles to see a movie, he discovered.Barela said he had no idea that similar publicly and privately funded programs were taking place in other states.For example, the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Downtown Resource Center announced last year a pilot program aimed at rescuing performance venues in historic buildings in seven rural communities. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency also has helped historic theatres like the 500-seat Phoenix Opera House in Rushville.Ken Stein, president of the League of Historic American Theaters, said a historic theatre in a small city has the potential to sustain 27 full-time-equivalent jobs and generate around $84,000 in revenue for state and local governments.Bill Fegan, who helps run the Shuler Theater in Raton, says the revamped venue is already helping the city’s downtown. This week, a new Italian restaurant opened. “We have people walking around downtown when we have shows,” Fegan said. “It feels alive.”Tabatha Lawson, executive director of Lovington Main Street in Lovington, New Mexico, said the newly refurbished Lea Theatre is keeping residents in town for entertainment. “Some residents are so excited because they remember coming here as kids,” Lawson said. “And they end up telling us about their first kiss.”___Follow Russell Contreras on Twitter at http://twitter.com/russcontreras. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/russell-contreras. read more

first_imgSonic Drill Corp (SDC) is partnering with two companies already serving the Australian and New  Zealand markets to bring its award-winning sonic drilling technology to customers ‘down under’. At the beginning of 2013, SDC was contracted by Drilltechniques, a Comacchio dealer based in Queensland, to convert a Comacchio MC900P into a sonic drill. Working closely with Drilltechniques and Comacchio engineering, the MC900P was fitted with a full-capacity Sonicor 50K drill head, high speed coring head and upgraded hydraulic system/controls. The rig went to work at the end of February 2013 at a geotechnical project in Christchurch, New Zealand, but also has potential markets in mineral exploration.An SDC trainer and technician was on site to commission the rig and provide training in correct sonic drilling techniques.  The company said that the commissioning was a great success and the client was extremely pleased with the performance of their new rig and the high quality core samples it generated. “This project is an example of what three great companies can achieve by working together,” says Kevin Reimer, sales and operations manager at SDC.  “High quality Comacchio rig, advanced SDC sonic technology and Drilltechniques worldclass service and support.” Reimer adds that SDC is looking forward to building more machines with Drilltechniques and Comacchio for the Australia and New Zealand markets.last_img read more

first_imgMap of SylhetA man was killed in a clash over a land in Tilakpur village of Biswanath upazila on Wednesday morning, reports UNB.The deceased is Abdur Rob Mia, 38, son of late Rashid Mia of Tilakpur village, said Shamsuddoha.Rob Mia had enmity with his cousin Ashik Mia over a piece of land. Recently the victim received a court verdict in favour of him.On Monday morning, when he tried to take the possession of the land, his cousin along with his associates attacked him, leaving Rob injured, said police quoting locals.Critically injured Rob Mia was taken to Osmani Medical College Hospital on Tuesday morning where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday morning.last_img

first_imgFakhrul, Rizvi, KhasruA sedition case has been filed against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and its standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury on Monday, reports UNB. AB Siddique, president of Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, filed the case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate H M Toaha.After hearing, the court ordered Tejgaon police to investigate the allegation.Earlier, a reported audio clip of a telephonic conversation between BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and an unknown boy over intensifying the ongoing student movement went viral on Facebook and YouTube on Saturday.last_img

first_imgThe Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform Feb. 3–8.The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will return to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street N.W., on its annual American tour. Based in New York City, the modern dance company was founded by the late Alvin Ailey in 1958. The company pulls from Ailey’s southern roots, choreographing movement to slave spirituals, jazz, and folk music. This year at the Center the company will debut “Odetta,” a piece choreographed by Matthew Rushing in memorial to singer Odetta Holmes, “the voice of the Civil Rights Movement.”  Tickets range from $30 – $125. The show runs from February 3- 8.Master classes available. http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/DPDSElast_img

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared rural Bengal as Open Defecation Free (ODF) and said the target has been achieved much ahead of the schedule. She further added that the state government will now focus on solid waste management.Banerjee in a post wrote: “I am happy to share with you that rural Bengal is now open defecation free. Govt of India has confirmed our achievement which was our mission towards a cleaner and greener environment and safe living. 1.35 crore households have been covered under this Mission Nirmal Bangla programme. Our next focus would be solid waste management. My best wishes to all.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to the information available with the Panchayats and Rural Development department, in Mission Nirmal Bangla, the department had provided toilets to 65.96 lakh households since 2013-14 taking the total to 135.35 lakh households with toilets as found during the baseline survey. All villages, Gram Panchayats, blocks and districts are now Open Defecation Free. It may be recalled that Nadia was the first district in the country to be declared ODF by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateSenior officials of the Panchayats and Rural Development department said now the biggest job would be to create awareness among the rural people to ensure that they use the toilets. Some NGOs have been deployed to conduct awareness campaigns along with the P&RD department. Maintenance of the toilets will be another important issue as no money will be given if the toilets become defunct. The state government is now emphasising on solid waste management. The Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department has asked all the municipalities and civic bodies to segregate garbage at source.last_img read more

first_imgMajor League Baseball was not impressed with Roughned Odor’s viral beat down of Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. On Tuesday, Odor was suspended 8 games for his role in the fight.Bautista was suspended one game for his slide that instigated the brawl.  According to MLB, both Bautista and Odor will appeal their suspensions.A total of of 6 players were suspended for their role in the brawl and the retaliation that followed.  11 players were fined.Here’s Colin’s take on the Bautista/Odor Brawl:last_img

first_img Want to use Wi-Fi while you’re doing business on the road? Click here for news for you. 14 min read July 1, 2003 4 Ways to Begin There are a number of ways to kick-start your involvement with Wi-Fi, depending on your current business situation, your level of technical proficiency and your ultimate goals for your business:1. Leverage your planned or existing location. If you currently own (or plan to own) a business that provides a high-traffic, high-loitering location (such as a coffee shop, a barbershop or a laundromat) you can add Wi-Fi services to enhance your core business, generate incremental sales and increase traffic to your location. With today’s many pre-configured access points (including Boingo’s Hot Spot in a Box), going wireless is as easy as getting a DSL or cable Internet connection and plugging it in to the Hot Spot device.2. Extend your current line of business. If you already work in computer networking, selling Wi-Fi is an easy way to increase revenue opportunities and expand your customer base. If you’re in the start-up phase, consider including this option in your plan. The easiest way to start is to partner with a turnkey systems provider, but you can also devise your own system using off-the-shelf components or building from scratch. Any company that needs a network is a potential wireless network customer.3. Deploy hot spots as a hot-spot operator. If you don’t have your own locations or network installation business, but your strengths are in negotiating with business owners and maintaining those relationships, you can explore the turnkey hot-spot solutions available today. These operate much like Wi-Fi franchises for the hot-spot operator and allow the entrepreneur to establish a branded local service that can be sold into local business and target venues.4. Become a wireless Internet service provider (WISP). If you are more technically proficient and want to get into the business on a deeper level, consider developing your own turnkey solution that can be re-sold to hot-spot operators looking for quick and easy ways to deploy public Wi-Fi locations. This involves developing a hardware device that combines a Wi-Fi access point, a network access controller, a DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) server and a small Web server. You’ll also have to integrate that equipment with back-end authentication, authorization and accounting software/services for the hot-spot operator. That requires knowledge of RADIUS (remote authentication dial-in user service) authentication protocols and network management systems, and the willingness to establish a full-fledged service offering with support and network operating center oversight.Got Wi-Fi? If you’ve decided to install a broadband connection in your place of business, you can add a public hot spot to help offset the cost, but you may need to upgrade your service and add some hardware. Here’s how: 1. Request three usable IP addresses from your broadband provider. Sometimes called a /29 (slash-29) space, it includes eight IP addresses (three for systems and five usable addresses). The three you’ll use are for the DSL or cable modem/router, the router/firewall and the hot-spot device. Learn More Maximizing Your Return Ready to roll out a hot spot? Using one of the turnkey products already on the market is the accelerated path to Wi-Fi involvement. Even with limited technical proficiency, you can become a hot-spot operator, and the hardware costs have come down significantly–$300 to $700 today, compared to $1,000 to $2,000 a year or so ago.Ready-to-go solutions include the Hot Spot in a Box from Boingo Wireless, FatPoint from FatPort, the Routing Access Point from NetNearU and the Hot Spot Controller from Pronto Networks. Each solution provides a slightly different set of features. Some are more customizable, some provide better revenue-sharing opportunities, some are easier to set up and maintain, and some include marketing and promotional help. All these solutions include roaming agreements with one or more major aggregators–so you can capitalize on business travelers passing through town who need Internet access.Whether you’re choosing a turnkey hot-spot solution or developing your own, you need to consider roaming arrangements with hot-spot aggregators as a fundamental part of the value proposition. Roaming is essential to attract the 27 million business travelers who take laptops on the road. Traveling employees need to know they can connect in any hot spot without joining a new network.Roaming partners publish up-to-date directories of partner locations so customers always have the most current list of hot spots, and some roaming partners like Boingo publish that directory directly to the software on users’ laptops. Increasingly, Wi-Fi customers are looking for roaming locations when they choose hotels and airports for travel. If you haven’t ensured a roaming deal, you won’t be in the database when that traveler is looking for a connection in your town.Finally, some roaming providers will pay you a cash bounty for new customers you sign up for their service. This can be a great revenue stream, so ask about customer acquisition bounties when choosing a hot-spot solution.Covering All the Bases Deep Blue Wireless in Menlo Park, California, is making money from Wi-Fi on a spectrum of services. Founder Alan Gale, 39, explains the business: “As a hot-spot operator, we seek out and establish relationships with location owners and deploy a wireless solution. As a wireless Internet service provider, or WISP, we seek out customers who gain access at those locations.” There are five parts to the Deep Blue business model: public hot spots, public access kiosks, tech services (like faxing, printing and voice), residential broadband and consulting. “We’re integrating all these things together,” says Gale. “And we’re layering tech services over access to increase revenue per user.” The company stays focused on core business issues by using Pronto equipment and back-end services, to keep the technical complexities to a minimum. Gale knows the wireless industry is still evolving. He’s seen even well-funded wireless companies close their doors. “But we’ll survive by being smart and not moving too quickly with the rollout. We get rid of bad locations and tweak our pricing and offering for each new market.” The company’s networks attract more than 1,000 unique logins per month and generate 400,000 network minutes. Deep Blue hopes to hit $1 million in sales this year. -D.W. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. What makes a good hot-spot location? The best is someplace with a built-in audience and a high number of repeat customers. You should put less emphasis on using Wi-Fi to draw new crowds, as the added promotion will probably cost more than it’s worth. Find locations with established foot traffic, especially if they’re also high-loitering locations where people sit for a while–like coffee shops, train stations and airports. Or target a premium location along the travel ribbon, where businesspeople on the road gather–airports, hotels, restaurants adjacent to hotels and so on. Wireless is invisible, so no matter what, make sure you put up signs to promote the hot spot.Understanding more about Wi-Fi users can help you identify the best places to locate a hot spot. There are three primary kinds of Wi-Fi users:Business travelers: They’re constantly looking for ways to connect to their homes or offices to get e-mail and access to files. According to the Department of Transportation, there are 27 million business travelers with laptops traversing the United States. Some of these users buy the connectivity themselves, and some are on enterprise connection plans. No matter how you decide to get into Wi-Fi, you will have a vested interest in getting people to sign up and log on to the network. That will require marketing. Hundreds of thousands of people pass through hot spots each day and don’t realize that a broadband Internet connection is available. Every day, almost 150,000 people go through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, 100,000 through Denver International Airport and 75,000 through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport-three of the largest hot spots in the country. Yet in-terminal surveys show few people know the network is there.You can’t see Wi-Fi, and neither can your customers. You have to actively promote it in the venue. Placing highly visible signage where customers can see it–in the window, on the tables, near the cash register–can dramatically increase hot-spot activity. Even in premier locations, a noticeable drop in sign-ups and connections have been noted on the days that the owner/operator forgot to place the sign in front of the hot spot.If you remember when mobile phones were monstrous “car” phones hard-wired to vehicles, then you can see where Wi-Fi is today. At that time, people couldn’t imagine having a small, handheld phone they would carry and talk on everywhere they go. Today, small omnipresent Wi-Fi devices are on their way, and their owners will be looking for wireless connectivity.Imagine the prospect of earning a nickel or even a penny for every minute of local cellphone traffic if you had placed a cellular tower on the top of your business office during the last wireless revolution. There’s a new opportunity just as compelling but much less expensive to get into with wireless data. Entrepreneurs can benefit by establishing hot spots and providing the cellular towers of Wi-Fi. With hardware manufacturers’ dedication to proliferating wireless devices of every kind imaginable, it won’t be long until everyone is carrying Wi-Fi devices and looking for Wi-Fi networks in order to get connected. Now is an ideal time to start putting the network in place for all those people in search of Wi-Fi.The Surf’s Up Rick Ehrlinspiel, 44, founded San Francisco-based Surf and Sip Inc. in 2000. After just three years, the company is already recognized as one of the largest hot-spot operators in the country, with nearly 250 locations in the United States and more than 100 in the United Kingdom. Funded with about $1 million in angel capital, Surf and Sip designed and deploys a proprietary hot-spot device, plus its own back-end network monitoring, authentication and billing services. “We worked with an engineer to build this device–an access point and server together in one box, about the size of a DVD jewel case,” says Ehrlinspiel. “We brought our costs down to about $200 per location.” Early on, Surf and Sip recognized that people wanted Internet access at cafes and other hot spots, but few folks actually carried laptops with them. The solution? “Rental laptops,” says Ehrlinspiel. “Without the revenue stream from rental machines, we’d have had no value proposition to the shop. There were just too few wireless users, and I wasn’t going to sit here for three years while people decided to bring laptops with them.” With just five employees, the combination of access and equipment seems to be working for Surf and Sip. Says Ehrlinspiel, “We have some coffee shops that gross $2,000 a month, and we split that revenue with the shop owners.” -D.W. Whether you want to turn your existing retail business into a Wi-Fi hot spot or make that part of your start-up plan, it can be a relatively low-cost proposition. If you partner with aggregators like Boingo Wireless or with hot-spot operators like NetNearU, Pronto Networks or Surf and Sip, you don’t even need a technical background or much day-to-day involvement in the network’s operation. A wireless network can help drive traffic to your location, give you digitally acquired insights into customer preferences, and even be used as a medium for advertising or merchandising your other goods and services.By partnering with hot-spot owners and operators, Boingo alone has already built a roaming network of more than 1,400 hot spots in airports, hotels, coffee shops and other high-traffic locations in 300 U.S. cities. But according to Boingo’s research, there are nearly 2 million potential hot-spot locations in the United States. Your business could provide one or more of those sites.Even if you don’t have a location, you can still participate in the Wi-Fi opportunity by making a business out of installing and maintaining hot spots, or offering other value-added services to hot-spot operators and wireless users. Partners like those already mentioned can help you launch your business. Many companies, including Colubris Networks, Nomadix and Vernier Networks, provide hardware that makes rolling out hot spots a breeze. Whether you want to turn your existing retail business into a Wi-Fi hot spot or make that part of your start-up plan, it can be a relatively low-cost proposition. 2. Add an Ethernet switch. This allows you to split the DSL or cable broadband service for multiple uses. Something like the NetGear FS-105 will run $30 to $40. 3. Add a router with integrated firewall. This separates and protects your private network from the public hot spot and provides an additional DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) station for assigning private IP addresses, so you can expand your private LAN at will. It’s about $50 to $60 for an SMC Barricade. 4. Choose a hot-spot device. Like the router/firewall, this contains a DHCP server as well as other functions–an access control device to keep unauthorized users off the Internet and a Web server to provide local login pages for your service. These can run from $300 to $700. -S.D. Location, Location, Location This story appears in the July 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Local subscribers: They use public Wi-Fi in addition to or as a substitute for broadband and visit the same hot spot (such as a particular coffee shop) several times a week. Most local Wi-Fi plans have unlimited access for around $20 to $30 per month, so this is less expensive than installing cable or DSL at home for $40 to $50 per month.Occasional surfers: These users catch a few minutes here and there but don’t have a set pattern. The cost of the connection isn’t important to them because they don’t connect frequently enough to incur huge charges. To generate consistent sales, though, you’re better off targeting other users.The Comeback Corp. CEDX Corp. has been installing all kinds of networks since 1997. Founded by Craig Plunkett, 40 (pictured, using Wi-Fi on the go), the company has designed and installed both wired and wireless networks. Despite losing his largest account in the World Trade Center attack, Plunkett says the company will hit sales of half a million dollars this year. The East Northport, New York, company rebounded from 9/11 due in large part to its expertise with Wi-Fi networks. CEDX uses the highly flexible NetNearU Wi-Fi access point hardware to roll out networks for both public hot spots (typically owned by CEDX) and private corporations. Once in place, Plunkett uses the back-end services of NetNearU to provide exceptional customer service. With a Web-enabled monitoring system, CEDX can watch the activity and status of each hot spot on every network it has deployed. Plunkett is quick to share one secret of his success: industry partnerships. “Besides NetNearU, we also have partnerships with the local carriers,” he says. “They point us to new accounts, and we install their services. We resell DSL, e-mail services and Web hosting, plus we do Web development. We really aim to be a one-stop shop.” -D.W. If you’ve been watching the technology industry at all lately, you’ve likely heard the word “Wi-Fi.” Over the past two years, it has quickly moved from a relatively obscure technology in the land of network administrators to one of the hottest growth opportunities in the tech sector.Wi-Fi is fast becoming the industry standard for wireless networking and is being used in homes and businesses to untether the network and provide more flexibility. In public spaces, Wi-Fi provides consumers and business travelers with wireless Internet access at broadband speeds. Wi-Fi adoption is accelerating as manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Intel, Sony, Toshiba and others are equipping laptops, PDAs and other electronic devices for wireless network connections. There are already millions of devices–in a variety of different styles and formats–looking for Wi-Fi networks to latch on to.While the use of Wi-Fi in homes and offices is skyrocketing–to the delight of equipment manufacturers–there also are broad-based entrepreneurial opportunities providing wireless Internet access in public spaces. Because it complements their main lines of business, established and well-financed companies like AT&T, IBM, Intel, T-Mobile and Toshiba have various partnerships and plans to install tens of thousands of “hot spots” (public Wi-Fi locations) across the country–and perhaps hundreds of thousands around the globe. But the key link in that value chain will inevitably be the small to midsized businesses that already own the venues where this service can be provided. Getting Started Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

first_img Are push notifications getting too pushy? Or are they the perfect ingredient to spice-up app engagement — when used sparingly?Related: Grow Your Business by Using Push Notifications EffectivelyAccording to a recent study by Blueshift, personalized mobile push notifications receive a 2,770 percent increase in engagement compared to generic push notifications. Users today demand more than mobile outreach: In the face of endless advertisements and alerts, they want information relevant to their personal situation, location and habits.That’s why, with big players such as Facebook getting deeper into the personalized push race, entrepreneurs are scrambling to figure out how to make users feel that personal connection and continue to engage with their apps. Successful launch days are just the first battle in the war to win repeat users, and too often, companies see their engagement flat-line about a month after release.Considering that each user has dozens — if not hundreds — of apps on his or her device, strategic notification campaigns can make the difference between long-term success and the fast lane to obscurity. The question is, what’s the best way to create such a campaign?Keep it personal to keep users engaged.Repeat users are at the core of any mobile product. They drive revenue and demonstrate value to investors. Even more importantly, frequent users usually turn into brand advocates, preaching an app’s benefits to friends and helping to build a far-reaching, long-lasting user base.When user engagement starts to flag, the following steps can bring them back to the table — offering customers the chance to rediscover why they downloaded the app in the first place:Understand the user process. Every company knows what its app does, but what does the typical user flow look like after the initial exploration is through? After people set up their accounts and spend some time navigating the software, how do they take advantage of the app to make their lives better? Considering that 23 percent of users abandon an app after a single use, understanding what the remaining 77 percent want from it on a regular basis is critical to continued success.Identify touchpoints. Where and when do users interact with the app or the device, and where are the best opportunities to remind them to engage? Shopping apps should have wish lists and credit card storage, which will create opportunities for reminders and sales. Social apps should notify users of friends’ activity. Games can offer bonuses, challenges and special events. Taking advantage of information that users volunteer is one of the easiest ways to understand what those users want and provide relevant notifications.Related: Push Notifications – Finally a Non-Annoying way to promote your appThink beyond the phone. Standard OS push notifications are important, but multiple avenues exist to reach users. Smartwatch notifications and emails can also play integral roles in reminding users to engage. Saturating users with notifications from all sides comes off as annoying, but with a delicate touch, multichannel reminders make a tremendous difference in retention numbers.Find the sweet spot of notification frequency. Like any marketing diet, push notifications require balance. Too few pushes and people forget the app, but when there are too many, they will disable or delete it. The number of acceptable notifications depends on the app, but users seem to respond best to weekly notifications rather than daily or monthly ones. An iterative approach often works best to achieve this balance, so many companies start small after their launch and slowly ramp up to keep users coming back.Keep notifications smart. A person with 500 friends on a social app probably doesn’t want a push notification every time someone else signs on. Notifications that adapt to individual user circumstances, such as recent activity or a lack thereof, are more effective at retaining interest without becoming overbearing. Companies that track better mobile metrics regarding user activity are more likely to provide smarter notifications and keep users coming back.Related: 3 Ways to Put More Nudge Into Your Push NotificationsSmartphone users do have short attention spans, but with the right reminders in the right place, they don’t have to stay gone forever. By spending more time understanding the user experience and providing relevant, timely notifications, companies can keep their apps relevant longer and bring back the users that might have otherwise stopped paying attention. December 2, 2016 Register Now » 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

first_imgAccording to the tweet posted by official Gab account, last week, Coinbase banned Andrew Torba’s (Founder at Gab, the social media platform), Coinbase merchant account. Gab’s business account on Coinbase was already closed in December, as per the report by blockchain blog Breaker. In November Gab was banned by BitPay, the cryptocurrency payment processor. In August 2017, Gab was banned by Google and the company removed the app from the Google Play store for violating the company’s hate speech policy. Last year in July, Microsoft threatened to stop hosting the site after a pair of anti-Semitic posts were published on the website. In 2017, Gab was banned by Apple and removed from Apple store because of the objectionable content. Just two months ago, even GoDaddy banned Gab for breaking the domain registrar’s rules against hosting violent content. Other companies like Medium, Stripe and Shopify have also banned Gab. Possible reasons for getting banned Gab has described itself on its website as a “social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online. All are welcome.”According to blockchain blog Breaker, one of the major reasons why it is hard for Gab to get a payment processor is its reputation for being the social network for users banned from mainstream platforms because of hate speech. As per a report by the New York Times, last year in October the alleged shooter, Robert Bowers in Pittsburgh used Gab to post a final message before attacking the synagogue. Post which, Torba stated that the Pittsburgh shooter doesn’t represent the broader user base of Gab. Paypal also banned Gab after the Pittsburgh incident. The official logo of Gab also got some controversies around it because of the green frog which is similar to Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that became popular for racist memes. As per a post by Cointelegraph, last year, in April, the Coinbase merchandise shop of the anonymous international publishing nonprofit WikiLeaks had been closed due to a terms of service violation. Users have given mixed reaction to this news. Few users are not happy about this and are questioning Coinbase on restricting freedom via censorship. Many users got banned and are unhappy because of that, they are now comparing Coinbase with other platforms like Gemini and Cex.io. Coinbase users are now agitated and even planning to close their accounts on Coinbase. Some are also planning to get their bitcoins off Coinbase. According to few users the idea of bitcoin is freedom and the whole idea of bitcoin exchange would get ruined with Coinbase’ strategies and is anti-freedom. Users are are now looking forward to Decentralized Exchange, a cryptocurrency exchange without the central authority. Users are awaiting Skycoin’s first working decentralized exchange which is built directly into their software wallet. Skywire, Skycoin’s flagship app is expected to launch sooner. Skywire will build a decentralized internet that will be fully encrypted and censorship proof. Users are also angry at Brian Armstrong, the founder of Coinbase and they are labelling him as a hypocrite as he talked about economic freedom and his latest move differs from it. Few users think that the decision taken by Coinbase was wise enough and it makes sense to ban platforms like Gab. Check the official announcement on Twitter. Read Next Social media platforms, Twitter and Gab.com, accused of facilitating recent domestic terrorism in the U.S. Coinbase Commerce API launches Coinbase looking to replicate Facebook’s platform strategy with support for more digital assetslast_img read more

first_imgNo related posts. Seven Canadian environmental and human rights groupssent a strongly worded letter Tuesday to Infinito Gold mining company CEO John Morgan demanding he end the company’s “decade-long harassment of the people and the government of Costa Rica.”MiningWatch Canada, Sierra Club Canada, Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine and four other groups asked Infinito Gold to withdraw an April 4 threat to sue Costa Rica for $1 billion over its loss of a mining concession at Las Crucitas, an open-pit mine site near the Nicaraguan border, a press release stated on Tuesday.“Infinito Gold has tried to portray itself as the victim of a capricious court system. In reality, the Calgary-based company has tried to strong-arm Costa Rica’s judiciary into overturning two Supreme Court rulings (2010 and 2011) that upheld the country’s ban on open-pit mining. The courts told the Canadian company it could not develop the Crucitas mine, and told Infinito to pack up and go,” a statement issued by MiningWatch Canada said.On April 4, Infinito Gold sent a letter to Costa Rican Foreign Trade Minister Anabel González demanding the government “allow local franchise Industrias Infinito SA (IISA) to resume full operations of the Crucitas mine located in San Carlos, Alajuela, which was closed after the approval of an amendment to [the country’s] Mining Law that banned open-pit mining in the country.” IISA’s spokeswoman Yokebec Soto said at an early April press conference that the company “believed the investment was guaranteed, because our company was invited to the country to develop the mine.”The Canadian company already has invested $92 million in the project, and it claims to have lost $1 billion in potential profit, Soto said.The company said it would file a $1 billion lawsuit for breach of the Costa Rica-Canada Free Trade Agreement, as outlined in protocols of the Bilateral Investment Treaty, approved by both countries.On Jan. 30, 2011, the Costa Rican Supreme Court’s Civil and Administrative Law Branch annulled the mining concession and upheld a ban on open-pit mining, approved after an amendment to the country’s Mining Code was adopted in 2010.“Instead of leaving, the company ratcheted-up a campaign of intimidation, attempting to censor a University of Costa Rica course focused on the mining project and launching defamation suits against two professors and three other Costa Ricans who have spoken out publicly about the potential impact that this mining activity could have on a fragile environment,” the MiningWatch Canada statement said.The group also claimed that in 2012, Costa Rica asked the Canadian government to “provide information about an alleged US$200,000 donation to then-President Oscar Arias’ Arias Foundation in 2008, coming from Canada, and made just days before Arias decreed that the Crucitas mine was to be considered ‘in the national interest.’” “Canada’s Department of Justice responded to this request in early February of this year, but has refused to comment on the information provided. The Costa Rican government suddenly announced last week that the long-time head of the Arias Foundation had been named as its Ambassador to Argentina,” the statement added.MiningWatch Canada spokesman Jamie Kneen said the company’s actions have “seriously damaged Canada’s reputation in Costa Rica, a country that is a favorite destination for Canadian eco-tourists.”“Today’s letter calls on Infinito Gold to drop all legal actions against Costa Rica and its citizens and to leave the country. It also calls on the Canadian government to immediately divulge what it knows about the questionable payment made to the Arias Foundation in 2008,” Kneen said.Tico Times editor David Boddiger contributed to this report. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgHe said Chua seemed unfazed by her imprisonment: “He was quite happy to stand by while she suffered the consequences.”One of Chua’s victims was a 44-year-old multiple sclerosis patient being treated for a mild chest infection, who was pronounced dead eight hours later after being treated with a saline ampule containing large amounts of insulin.The other was an elderly man also with a chest infection, who was put on a saline drip contaminated with insulin. He died 10 days later.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The father of two wrote “there’s a devil in me” and that there were certain things he would “take to the grave.” Prosecutors said he took his frustrations out on his patients.Chua was found to have injected insulin into saline bags and ampules. Other nurses who were not aware of the tampering then used the bags and ampules, leading to insulin overdoses.The nurse was cleared of a third murder charge but convicted of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to that patient. Other patients recovered after receiving similar insulin overdoses.Hospital officials first contacted police in July 2011 after finding contaminated vials of saline and “unexplained” low blood sugar levels in some patients.After finding the vials contained high levels of insulin, police launched a formal investigation.Prosecutors first charged another nurse, 27-year-old Rebecca Leighton, with a variety of crimes but the case against her was dropped due to insufficient evidence.Chua was not charged with the murders and poisonings until March, 2014.Manchester Police Chief Peter Fahy on Monday apologized to Leighton for the time she spent in jail after she was charged. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Top Stories Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security system LONDON (AP) — A medical mystery that began four years ago with unexplained deaths in a British hospital ended Monday when a nurse was convicted of using insulin to murder two patients.The 49-year-old nurse was also convicted of trying to poison 20 other patients during what police called a reign of terror at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of London.In a note found by police, Victorino Chua described himself as “an angel turned into an evil person.” Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more