How Your Nonprofit Can Stand Out in an Election Year

first_imgWith debates, caucuses, and primaries flooding the public’s attention, it can feel like it will be even more difficult to connect with donors (and raise funds!) this year. Many nonprofits might wonder if there is a magic formula for standing out during an election year.There is, but it’s more common sense than magic. Nonprofit advisor Joan Garry collected some great insight from fundraising and marketing experts on this very topic. Be sure to check out her recent roundup of advice, which includes my own take on the subject:In 2016, just like every other year, your fundraising appeals and donor communications should seek to strengthen your relationship with supporters. You can do this by speaking to them in a way that is more personal and highly relevant.Here are four ways to better connect with your supporters and stand out in a crowd:Plan consistent, compelling communication.Want to be first in line for a charitable gift? Start now and create a meaningful dialogue with your donors. Regular outreach that evokes the reasons why your supporters care about your work will help build a relationship that will pay off when it comes time to send your next appeal. (Learn how to create your own editorial calendar.)Get the right message to the right donors.Do your campaigns feel generic or custom-made for your donors? Create a basic marketing strategy for each segment of donors based on why, when, and where they give. The more tailored a message, the more it will stand out in a sea of mass communications. This is always important, but will be even more so in 2016. Yes, it’s a little more work, but with the right data and tools, your job will be easier and your results will be significantly better. (Network for Good’s easy-to-use donor management software can help!)Focus on the impact a donor’s gift has—and will have.When you tell the story of how your work gets done, keep your donors at the heart of it. Consider how many  ways you can highlight how your donors make a difference for your cause, your beneficiaries, and your community. Tell authentic stories about your work so your donors can feel their impact come to life.Help donors see themselves in your work and let them feel like part of your team.This is where political campaigns shine, so follow suit. Generate a sense of community with social proof and the leverage the pull of identity. Illustrate these powerful concepts when you ask for a gift through your nonprofit’s donation page or during peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.last_img read more

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Report: Real Madrid 4 Girona 2

first_imgSergio Ramos scored twice as Real Madrid earned a 4-2 lead in a pulsating first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final at home to Girona.Anthony Lozano gave Girona an early lead at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday, but Madrid battled back thanks to Lucas Vazquez’s equaliser and a Ramos penalty.Another spot-kick saw Girona equalise, Alex Granell stepping up to convert after Marcos Llorente needlessly handled the ball in the box, but Ramos and Karim Benzema struck late. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Madrid’s captain rose highest in the box to crash home a header from Marcelo’s cross and Girona’s hopes were dashed when Benzema slotted in a Vinicius Junior cross.Madrid forced a trio of early corners, but Girona took the lead with their first attack in the seventh minute, Raul Garcia given too much space on the left to deliver a cross Lozano met on the volley.The hosts soon levelled, though, Benzema sending Alvaro Odriozola clear in the right channel to pull back a low pass that Vazquez placed home.Madrid led in the 42nd minute, Ramos beating Gorka Iraizoz with a Panenka from the spot after Vinicius’s feet were too quick for Lozano on the edge of the box.PANENKA!@SergioRamos #RMCopa | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/uiENvppe58— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 24, 2019Benzema clipped the post before the break but when Llorente thrust out his hand to deflect a cross Girona made the tie all square, Granell confidently smashing his penalty beyond Thibaut Courtois.Vinicius was involved again as Madrid regained the lead in the 77th minute, getting into space on the left to tee up Marcelo for a cross Ramos was never going to miss.Madrid were not finished, however, and substitute Isco threaded a pass through for Vinicius, who slipped a low cross into the box that Benzema gobbled up to give Santiago Solari’s side a two-goal cushion. What does it mean? Madrid showing signs of improvementSantiago Solari’s side crave elusive momentum and they needed Ramos to bail them out yet again, but a clinical close to the game put them in control. Eusebio Sacristan’s Girona may have caused an even bigger shock had leading scorer Cristhian Stuani started the game, but having knocked Atletico Madrid out in the last round they will still feel they have a chance.Vinicius growing into leader of Madrid’s attackReplacing Cristiano Ronaldo was always going to be a huge challenge for Madrid, but Brazilian winger Vinicius is continually enhancing his stature at the Santiago Bernabeu. He won the penalty that saw Madrid take the lead and was a constant threat off the wing with his pace and tricks, setting up Benzema for the last goal of the game.Llorente’s moment of madness could be costlyWhat Llorente was thinking when he stuck out an arm in his own penalty box is hard to imagine, with the young midfielder fortunate his error – committed just seven minutes after coming on for Casemiro – has not cost Madrid a first-leg lead. He has been one of the major successes of Solari’s spell, but with Toni Kroos returning to fitness after over two weeks out he may be spending more time on the bench.What’s next?The second leg will be played in a week, but before then Madrid go to Espanyol on Sunday in LaLiga, with Girona hosting Catalan neighbours Barcelona earlier on the same day. read morelast_img read more

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13 days agoSami Hyypia: Liverpool fans never forget title winners

first_imgSami Hyypia: Liverpool fans never forget title winnersby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League title winner Sami Hyypia has promised Jurgen Klopp’s stars a ­lifetime of hero-worship if they lift the Premier League title this season.Hyypia reckons the street scenes that followed their Champions League triumph against Tottenham in June will feel like a small knees-up ­compared with the mayhem that will erupt if Jurgen Klopp’s team are crowned league champions. “Everyone remembers you when you win trophies – even 15 or 20 years on,” said Hyypia.“When I’m back in Liverpool, everyone mentions that night in Istanbul in 2005 – something like that stays with the fans. No one forgets those achievements.“That’s why this city will go crazy if they manage to win the title this year.“When we won in Istanbul, the club hadn’t won the ­European Cup for 21 years, so there was great emotion. It was a huge release.“And it will be the same next May if we win the title – because it’s been so long. There will be wild celebrations and also a place in history for the players. It will be special.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Belize Announces World’s First Nationwide Hide-and-Seek Competition

first_img Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart Editors’ Recommendations Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts If you’re a child of the ‘80s, you no doubt spent countless hours exploring The Oregon Trail, falling asleep reading comic books in your treehouse, and dreaming of the day when everyone would have their own personal jetpack. However, was there anything better than a serious game of hide-and-seek? Well, if you, like we, are still living in a blissful state of arrested development, the game is still just as awesome today. Next month, Belize is launching the most epic game of hide-and-seek ever — a world-first where the entire country will serve as the playing field.The premise is simple. This November, five contestants will head to Belize for a week-long, all-expenses-paid trip. Four “hiders” will be chosen to enjoy the more relaxing side of the competition by laying low at secluded, off-the-beaten-path resorts throughout the country. The “seeker’s” experience will be far more adventurous. They’ll be paired with an expert Belizean guide to track down the hiders, in between bucket-list-worthy adventures like spelunking the caves at Chiquibul and snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef. If the seeker can successfully locate all four hiders within their seven-day stay, they’ll win the game. Although, if everyone’s scoring a free trip to Belize, it seems like everyone comes out a winner.Belize is a fitting stage for a nationwide game of hide-and-seek. It’s one of the smallest and most diverse countries in the Americas. Half of its total land mass is occupied by dense jungle and much of the remaining half is lined with the most beautiful beaches in the world. The country boasts thousand-year-old Mayan ruins, jaguar-rich hiking trails, a 240-mile coastline dotted with more than 450 islands (known as “cayes”), and diving with whale sharks along the second largest barrier reef on the planet.Aerial of the Blue Hole, Lighthouse reef, Belize Matteo Colombo/Getty ImagesIn a press release, Karen Bevans, director of rourism at the Belize Tourism Board, said, “Belize is a curious place, and we are always looking for ways to evoke a child-like curiosity in travelers … we look forward to showcasing all that Belize has to offer in the context of this beloved children’s game.”The competition is open to U.S.-based applicants through Monday, September 8. Just send an email to hideandseekbelize@gmail.com with the subject “Hider” or “Seeker” and explain why you’re the perfect fit. Visit the official Belize Tourism Board site for full details. The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer last_img read more

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Regular Diesel Fuel Dyed Red

first_imgEffective Monday, June 17, the regular diesel fuel supplied by Petrojam Limited will have a red colour.The change is in preparation for the introduction of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) to the market on Monday, June 24. ULSD will be of a light yellow (straw).Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, Manager of Safety, Environment and Quality (SEQ) at Petrojam, Leon Jarrett, explained that the introduction of the ULSD fuel is in response to market demand to provide diesel that is compatible with newer models of diesel engines that are being manufactured with improved emission-controlling devices.He explained that the introduction of ULSD fuel is of primary significance to owners of vehicles with advanced emission control systems that are designed to use that grade diesel fuel.“These vehicles cannot operate at peak efficiency using the high sulphur diesel. This is why the introduction of the low sulphur diesel fuel to the marketplace is so important,” he stated.He said that the cost for the ULSD would be just slightly higher than the current grade being used, but noted that the benefits will out-weigh the increased cost, as ULSD vehicles emit less harmful exhaust fumes, thereby improving air quality.He noted further that ULSD will improve the overall performance of vehicles designed for its use, offer better mileage over gas, and will decrease maintenance and service schedules.Contact: Rodger Hutchinsonlast_img read more

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Retiring Spain star Torres eyes future coaching role

first_imgTokyo: Spanish World Cup winner Fernando Torres said Sunday his body could no longer cope with the physical demands of football after announcing his retirement from the game. But the 35-year-old, once one of the deadliest marksmen in the world, would not rule out a future in coaching. The former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea striker finished his career at Japanese club Sagan Tosu after joining the J-League side last year. “I have a high demand of myself – I always want to be honest and perform at the level I think I should,” said Torres, who scored Spain’s winning goal in the 2008 European championships and played a key role in their 2010 World Cup triumph. “Knowing my body and listening to my body, I think, especially mentally, that time (when I can’t perform at the top level) is not far and I wanted to end my career in a good way before that happens. “I always gave everything I had and I still will give in the next two months,” added Torres, whose last game will be against former Spain team mate Andres Iniesta’s Vissel Kobe on August 23. Torres tweeted his retirement on Friday, saying: “After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career.” He left Atletico last summer to play in Japan after returning to his boyhood club in 2015 but has struggled with form and injuries. Torres, dubbed “El Nino” during his heyday, played 334 times in total for Atletico, scoring 111 goals. He made 142 appearances for Liverpool, finding the net 81 times in his prime, before joining Chelsea where he scored 45 goals in 172 matches for the London club. Asked about the future, Torres told a news conference in Tokyo he would continue in an advisory role for Sagan, likely identifying Spanish youth players for the Kyushu club. He also did not rule out becoming a manager or coach back in Europe. “I just need time to spend with my family and think about my next step — I don’t know if it will be coaching or managing,” said Torres, who named his former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard as the best he had ever played alongside.last_img read more

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Parents will face music if their children are caught driving

first_imgGurugram: In order to reduce the cases of underage driving the Gurugram, traffic police is mulling over the idea to book the parents of minors if they are caught driving by the law enforcement officials.In the last two years, over 1,400 minors have been fined for underage driving in the city. If implemented It will be the first time in recent years that police will take such a step. However, this is not for the first time that this kind of initiative has not been followed in other cities. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIn the past Chennai, Hyderabad and Jaipur have implemented this form of programme and have achieved a fair amount of success in reducing the number of road accidents that were caused due to under-age driving. “Parents of minors who are caught driving will be called to the spot to pay the fine and they will be booked under the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, 1988,” said Himanshu Garg, DCP (traffic). “Most of the minors are accelerator-friendly and they often break traffic rules leading to accidents,” a police official said, adding that the guardians of the juvenile drivers will now be held responsible for their offences under the MV Act. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsPerpetrators will be charged under Section 180 (allowing unauthorised persons to drive vehicles) and Section 181 (driving the vehicle without possessing a driving licence) of the Act. There are strict penalties for underage driving. The punishment includes imprisonment for three months, or a fine ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 5,000 or both. Despite such strict penalties under-age driving continues to be one of the major reasons for road accidents in the city. “Why do you have to go to so far. In posh areas of Golf Course Road and MG road, you can easily see minors driving autos and public buses thus causing a lot of risk to the commuters. It is unfortunate but the law enforcement officials have not been very strict with underage drivers,” said Rashmi Sachdeva, a city resident.last_img read more

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VANCOUVERS ROGERS CROSS RETURNS TO TV WITH CBCS CORONER

first_imgA busy actor for two decades, Roger Cross has had recurring roles on shows like Taken, The L-Word, The X-Files, 24, Continuum, and Arrow, to literally name just a few.Now, Cross can be seen as Det. “Mac” McAvoy in CBC’s new TV drama Coroner, which debuts Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. and stars another Vancouver actor, Serinda Swan.The series wrapped in late November, so Cross had a bit of time recently to answer some questions. Facebook Login/Register With: Q: Do you still have family in Vancouver?A: Most of my immediate family still lives in Vancouver.Q: What comes to mind when you think of Vancouver and first moving here from Jamaica at age 11?A: Fresh air and beauty. It was a much smaller city when I first moved here, a few million years back, but you can still see the natural beauty of this city.Q: What is on your must-do list when you come back to Vancouver?A: Besides seeing family, I love going to Riddim & Spice and getting some Jamaican food. The family and I also love going on walks and hikes. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Online cannabis dispensaries join in on Black Friday sales

first_imgOnline cannabis dispensaries are the latest to cash in on the holiday shopping frenzy, with some offering dramatic markdowns or novelty products as the season known for consumer spending gets underway.Several online cannabis stores are holding Black Friday sales for the first time this year in an effort to stay competitive and draw new customers in what they call an increasingly competitive market.Savings typically range from 10 to 35 per cent, though some deals advertised go as high as 45 per cent off.The sale of medical marijuana has been legal for years, but selling cannabis for recreational purposes won’t be allowed until next summer, with each province setting its own rules.Under current rules, only producers who are licensed by Health Canada are allowed to produce and sell cannabis to those with a prescription.Storefront and online dispensaries that are not licensed are illegal. Brick-and-mortar dispensaries in some cities, including Toronto, have been the target of police raids in the last year, which has led some of them to shut down. Many, however, continue to operate.Eric Chan, manager of the Vancouver-based Canada Weed Dispensary, said jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon seemed like a simple way to spur sales.The company, which verifies customers are over 19 and have a prescription for medical marijuana, has seen a spike in traffic on its site since it announced a 25-per-cent markdown on all stock, he said.But he said it’s too early to see whether that translates to a big bump in sales. “It’s only 10 a.m. here and most of these guys I believe are probably just getting up,” he said.For SESH Cannabis, a months-old online dispensary based in Toronto, slashing prices for Black Friday seemed like a good way to draw attention to a fledgling company, said founder Anthony Sesh.“You kind of have to create a big splash just because there’s so many other storefronts doing sales similar to this as well too, so that’s why we kind of opted for 25 (per cent off), some other stores are doing 10-15, in order to make an impact,” he said.“We want to make that impact and we want to gain customers,” he said.Cannabis activist Jodie Emery, who is out on bail on drug-related charges, said that as the industry grows and businesses multiply, “trying to compete and differentiate from everyone else means offering great deals or clever discounts of some kind.”It can also mean getting creative with products, she said, pointing to a recent crop of cannabis advent calendars that has turned into an unexpected hit.“It’s super clever and fun and the consumer definitely demands it, and that’s why the businesses offer it,” she said.last_img read more

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Aurora Cannabis reports Q4 revenue expected to be between 50M and 55M

first_imgCompanies in this story (TSX:ACB) EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it expects to report second-quarter revenue of between $50 million and $55 million.Analysts had expected revenue at the marijuana producer to total about $67 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Aurora says the result for the quarter is up from $11.7 million in the same quarter a year ago and better than the $29.7 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30.The increase was driven by the start of the adult consumer use market in Canada in October and shipments of medical cannabis to Aurora’s base of roughly 71,000 patients in Canada.The company says its production capacity is now about 100,000 kilograms per year, up from 70,000 kg in November.Annual production capacity is expected to grow to 150,000 kg by the end of the current quarter, with Aurora scheduled to release is full quarterly results on Feb. 11. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Max 8 grounding China Canada tensions hit Air Canadas bottom line

MONTREAL — Air Canada topped expectations in its latest quarter, but said Monday the Boeing 737 Max grounding and political tensions between Canada and China weighed on its results.“The impact on our unit cost is expected to increase the longer the grounding persists, particularly heading towards the busy summer season,” chief financial officer Michael Rousseau said.He cited a reduction of seat capacity of between three per cent and four cent due to the grounding, which continues across the globe as the Max jetliner’s flight control system remains under scrutiny following two deadly crashes. Down to Business podcast: Turbulent times for Canadian airlines? — with guest Ed Sims, CEO of WestJet WestJet forced to suspend Halifax-Paris flights and some domestic routes to deal with 737 Max grounding Air Canada scrubs 737 Max jets from schedule through July as cost concerns rise Less fuel-efficient replacement aircraft and the cost of extended plane leases will also hurt the bottom line, Rousseau said.Chief commercial officer Lucie Guillemette said Canada’s ongoing dispute with China stemming from the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou last year has hurt travel demand between the two countries.“However, reallocating capacity from China to other markets has helped mitigate the impact,” she said on a conference call with investors Monday.Air Canada cancelled a total of 8,000 flights last quarter, 1,600 of which were on its higher-revenue mainline routes — a 40 per cent increase in mainline cancellations from the first quarter of 2018, chief executive Calin Rovinescu said.The airline’s 24 Max 8 jetliners comprise about 20 per cent of its narrow-body fleet and carry between 9,000 and 12,000 passengers per day, he added.Adjusted cost per available seat mile, a key industry metric, increased 3.2 per cent. The rise was caused in part by the grounding, which affected the final 18 days of the first quarter, executives said.Safety concerns continue to hang over the Max aircraft after Boeing said a safety alert sensor malfunctioned on an Ethiopian Airlines flight last March and a fatal Lion Air crash off the coast of Indonesia in October. The two flights, both on Max 8s, killed a total of 346 people, including 18 Canadians on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight.The Montreal-based carrier said Monday it earned $345 million or $1.26 per diluted share for its first quarter, compared with a loss of $203 million or 74 cents per diluted share in the same quarter a year ago.Air Canada said the results included foreign exchange gains of $263 million in its most recent quarter compared with foreign exchange losses of $197 million in the first quarter of 2018.On an adjusted basis, the airline said it earned $17 million or six cents per diluted share in the quarter compared with an adjusted loss of $26 million or 10 cents per diluted share a year ago.Operating revenue rose to $4.45 billion compared with $4.07 billion in the first three months of 2018.Analysts on average had expected a loss of 18 cents per share and revenue of nearly $4.39 billion for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. read more

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Thousands of women assaulted new fighting in eastern DR of Congo UN

At a briefing in Geneva, WFP spokesperson Christiane Berthiaume said the agency believed that these incidents were just the tip of the iceberg.On a web site erected by the UN Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the occurrence of rape in conflict is shown to take place in every current war, but the DRC is singled out.”In many war situations, violence against women has reached incomprehensible levels of brutality and cruelty. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where hundreds of thousands of women are thought to have been raped since 1998, sexual mutilation and even cannibalism were reported in 2003, with armed groups particularly targeting Pygmy women for cannibalism and genocide,” according to a UNIFEM fact sheet.UNIFEM said impunity for war crimes that target women because of their gender must end and wartime rapists must be tried and punished.Between 2,000 and 4,000 Congolese were on the run in the eastern region, meanwhile, after fighting broke out on Friday between a Congolese Mayi-Mayi militia and a Rwandan rebel group in South Kivu province, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.”Humanitarian agencies are reportedly overwhelmed by the sudden influx and concerted efforts are underway to respond to IDP (internally displaced persons) needs,” OCHA said in a news release.The new displacement was occurring shortly after a joint team, drawn from UN humanitarian agencies, had visited South Kivu on an assessment mission, OCHA said.In a regional population of about 375,000, IDPs numbered 76,500, while 49,500 other people had just returned from five to seven years in exile, OCHA said.Providing food was a problem. “Although the region is very fertile, many people refuse to resume cultivation of their fields, the systematic pillage of crops having become a common practice among armed groups,” the Office said. “Malnutrition was clearly visible among populations the mission could visit.”The mission recommended urgent distribution of seeds and tools, but in conjunction with food aid to prevent recipients from eating the seeds. Roads would have to be repaired to allow the transportation of harvests from fields to markets, OCHA said. read more

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Arsenal refusing to give up on topfour hopes

first_imgArsenal assistant manager Steve Bould has revealed that the club have not given up on the prospect of finishing in the top four this seasonThe Gunners are currently in sixth place and 13 points outside the Champions League spots in the league standings with Arsene Wenger’s looking increasingly likely to fail to qualify for UEFA’s biggest club competition for a second consecutive season.But, while acknowledging that it will be very difficult, Bould has refused to write Arsenal out of the chase and believes that the only thing they can do now is focus on themselves.“Look, it’s tough. The manager said it’s tough and of course it’s tough. We’re not stupid. But you never know. Winning games is much better than not if we’re going to win a Europa League final. To win games now is better for us, so the more games we can win now the better the season becomes and what happens in the end is what happens.” said Bould, according to arsenal.comJose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The English coach has refused to single out the Europa League as their main priority now, despite the competition being the only real prospect of securing Champions League football for next season.“I’m not sure we have, no. As far as I’m concerned it’s a big game on Sunday for us. We could do with a win. We need to pick up a win, we need to play well and get players fit again and get a full squad and see where we go from there.” answered Bould.Before the international break, Arsenal had overcome a terrible run of form to win their previous three matches. The Gunners will host Stoke City at the Emirates on Sunday.last_img read more

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August two wheeler sales How Royal Enfield Honda Scooters Hero Motocorp Yamaha

first_imgRoyal Enfield motorcycle sales grew 30 percent in August 2016, though exports registered a slightly lower rate of growth, according to Eicher Motors, which makes the motorcycle, in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges on Thursday. Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI), Yamaha and Hero Motocorp also reported high growth.Royal EnfieldThe company sold 54,735 units last month in the domestic market, up 31.5 percent from 41,600 units in the corresponding month last year, while exports registered a growth of 30 percent at 986 units, according to the regulatory filing.For the four-month period ended August 2016, sales of Royal Enfield motorcycles stood at 2,56,582 units, up 35 percent from 1,89,733 two-wheelers sold in the corresponding period last fiscal.Eicher Motors shares were trading almost flat at Rs. 22,744.95 on the BSE at around 12.12 p.m.Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI)The company sold 4.92 lakh units in August 2016, up 24 percent from 3.95 lakh two wheelers in August last year. Domestic sales rose 25 percent to 4.66 lakh units from 3.73 lakh units in August 2015, while exports jumped to 26,074 units from 22,060 two wheelers shipped last August, the company said in a statement. Yamaha IndiaIndia Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. sold 74,868 two wheelers in domestic sales (including Nepal) August this year, 22 percent more than 61,440 units sold last August. Hero MotocorpSales grew 28 percent in August this year to 6.16 lakh units as against 4.80 lakh two wheelers sold last August. New launches are in the offing to drive sales in the coming months.”The company will launch 15 new products across segments in its domestic and global markets this fiscal, out of which three motorcycles will be introduced in the domestic market before the festive season. These include the new Achiever 150cc motorcycle and the Super Splendor and Passion PRO with the Hero patented i3S technology,” the company said in a statement.The industry will gauge the impact of the migration from the current taxation regime to the Goods and Services Tax, tentatively by April 1, 2017.”Too early to do calculations until (GST) Council fixes the rate. I have my doubts on the April 1, 2017 deadline for GST (Goods and Services Tax), though we have done our homework,” Hero MotoCorp CMD and CEO Pawan Munjal told reporters on the sidelines of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’ (Siam) 56th annual conference on Wednesday, according to IANS.last_img read more

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Victorias Secret Angel Stella Maxwell goes braless in public supermodel flaunts assets

first_imgModel Stella Maxwell presents a creation during the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China, November 20, 2017.REUTERS/Aly SongVictoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell sure knows how to grab attention, whether, on a runway or a red carpet, the beautiful model always manages to look stunning.And Stella remained true to form when she attended the launch of Liam Payne’s Hugo collection at Wriezener Karree in Berlin. The model went braless in a plunging silver dress. The 29-year-old also donned a glittering silver necklace that drew further attention to her cleavage.Stella Maxwell went solo for the event. Stella and actress Kristen Stewart have reportedly reconciled and are a couple again. However, the “Charlie’s Angels” star and the Victoria’s Secret Angel had recently broken up. Their breakup was reported shortly before last Christmas, with an E! insider dishing: ‘Kristen and Stella are still in touch, but decided it was best to see other people.’  Kristen Stewart attends the screening of ‘Blackkklansman’ during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2018 in Cannes, France.Getty ImagesWe have to say that Stella didn’t look like she needed anyone on that red carpet as she oozed glamour with every pose she struck. The source added: ‘They started to disagree on things and it stopped being fun. Kristen went to Germany to film and they realized that the relationship had run its course and they needed a change.’Kristen Stewart will next be seen in the Charlie’s Angels reboot directed by Elizabeth Banks and co-starring Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. Kristen has dated quite a few celebrities, her most famous ex being Robert Pattinson, who was recently cast as Batman. Stella Maxwell and Kristen seem to be back together but it looks like they might be taking things slow. Both Kristen and Stella have their own commitments, one of the reasons they broke up. We wish Stella and Kristen well. You can check out the pics here:last_img read more

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Baylor St Lukes Unveils Plan To Fix Blood Handling Problems That Led

first_imgBaylor St. Luke’s Medical Center will adopt new policies and training programs following a series of staff mistakes involving blood labeling, the hospital announced Tuesday.More than a hundred blood handling issues are detailed in a deficiencies report issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The report was prompted by a patient death late last year. St. Luke’s president Doug Lawson released the report Tuesday along with the hospital’s plan to correct the problems. Lawson wrote he was releasing the report in the interest of “full transparency” and that he found the review “deeply disappointing.”The hospital plans to implement a more rigorous verification process when collecting and labeling blood samples, along with new safeguards in the hospital’s laboratory so improperly labeled samples are not accepted.Lawson said the hospital will improve the process for escalating patient safety concerns to the leadership team and will roll out a new training program for nurses, staff and physicians.The changes come ahead of the first full-site inspection of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center since a Houston Chronicle and ProPublica investigation revealed problems within the hospital. The investigation led to additional scrutiny of patient outcomes at St. Luke’s by federal regulators and a suite of changes on the hospital’s leadership roster.St. Luke’s leaders have detailed areas in need of immediate attention ahead of the inspection. Those areas include the way staff communicate patient orders, make documentation and adhere to universal hospital protocols.In his letter Tuesday, Lawson said he expects the review to reveal additional problems, pledging to leave “no stone left unturned” as the hospital moves forward. Sharelast_img read more

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Gameloft develops Duo Gamer Apple certified Bluetooth game controller

first_imgThere are many different Bluetooth controllers that allow you to play games on your tablet or phonea in a much more natural way and without covering the screen. However, Apple has never certified one of these controllers before for iOS devices. In fact, current Bluetooth controllers for Apple devices just trick iOS into thinking the controller is a Bluetooth keyboard in order to make them work.Well the Duo Gamer controller has arrived to change that. It has been created by game developer Gameloft and is the first to carry Apple certification. It comes with a stand to place your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch on, but there’s a catch to this product — it only plays Gameloft apps. So no, you can’t play Angry Birds or Temple Run using the Duo Gamer, you can only play Asphalt 7, Modern Combat 3, Brothers in Arms 2, NOVA 3, and Order & Chaos at the moment.There will be more compatible games released later on, but the Duo Gamer costs $80, which is way more than the cost of all these games combined. Not many people are going to fork out $80 just to play five games when they could do that on a much cheaper solution and the only difference would be that the controller wouldn’t be Apple certified.Worst of all, the battery inside isn’t even rechargeable via USB like most accessories these days. It requires two AA batteries to use it, they do at least supply you with your first two. You can also use an Apple Digital AV Adaptor to hook up your iProducts to a larger monitor to view your Gameloft games on, if you so wish.The Duo Gamer will be avaliable to buy from October 5 in Apple Stores, Target, Best Buy, and on Amazon, but at that price and with only Gameloft app support, we can’t see the Duo Gamer selling very well.via Forbeslast_img read more

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Fuel pumps to shut doors go for strike on June 18

first_imgKolkata: Refuelling stations will remain closed on June 18, as the West Bengal Petroleum Dealers’ Association has called for a strike, protesting against the alarming hike in petrol and diesel prices. They also demanded petrol and diesel to be brought under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST).In the past nine days, petrol and diesel prices have increased almost every day. In this time period, the price of petrol has gone up from Rs 77.50 to Rs 79.53. Similarly, the price of Diesel has gone up from Rs 68.68 to Rs 70.63. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsWith the abrupt increase in the price of petrol and diesel, the sale of the same has gone down significantly. So, owners of refueling stations, who are members of the association, have decided to go for a strike on June 18.They will be submitting a deputation to senior officials of the oil companies in the state. Besides raising the issue of the drop in sales due to abrupt hike in the prices of petrol and diesel, they will also protest against the alleged short supply of fuel in tankers. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedTushar Kanti Sen, president of the association, said: “Since we have come to know that some taxi owners’ associations have also called for a strike protesting against the same on June 18, we have decided to go for the strike on the same day.””Initially, we will go for a strike for one day and the agitation will be intensified if the prices of petrol and diesel do not come down,” he said.It is being apprehended that the abrupt hike in the prices of petrol and diesel is also going to leave an impact on the prices of essential goods. A section of bus owners have also started demanding a hike in fare and they would also go for an agitation over the issue. It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had expressed concern in this connection on Sunday and tweeted: “We are very concerned about the rising prices of petrol and diesel. This will certainly affect prices all around. Common people, farmers and many others will suffer.”The prices of essential goods would also go up, as the transportation cost will increase. The truck owners would also start asking for more fare to transport goods and it will directly leave an effect on the prices of essential commodities. It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress workers had also staged a protest in connection to the same issue on Monday.last_img read more

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