first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism UFC officially strips inactive McGregor of 155-pound title View comments LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “He’s been excellent,” LeBron James said. “He’s been an extension from our head coach and we’re all working toward the same goals and it’s great to have him. He’s been a head coach in this league for years as well so it’s great to have that security blanket.”Drew’s main job during Lue’s absence was to keep the team and now the coaching staff has to figure out lineup rotations in advance of the playoffs.Cleveland’s roster has been in nearly constant flux because of injuries and other issues. Forward Kyle Korver played Tuesday for the first time since leaving the team on March 19 to be with family following his brother’s death in Iowa. Also, starting point guard George Hill has missed the past two games with a sprained left ankle.“It’s been a really trying stretch,” Drew said. “Given what we’ve already gone through this season, you know, as a team you can only take so much. The way our guys have persevered over these last 10 says a lot about the character of this team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lue, who has been away from the team since March 19 so he could focus on his health, has been cleared to resume his duties, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.Lue had been experiencing chest pains, insomnia and other symptoms when he agreed to take a leave of absence from the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions. Lue’s illness is among several setbacks this season for the Cavs, who have encountered numerous injuries and revamped their roster with three trades in February.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 40-year-old Lue is coming back with four games left in the regular season and the Cavs clinging to the No. 3 seed in the postseason. After hosting the Wizards, the Cavs will play at Philadelphia and play the New York Knicks twice next week.Lue recently returned in an advisory capacity and has been at home games, but stayed behind the scenes at Quicken Loans Arena. He has been attending the team’s shootarounds for the past week and working his way back into a normal routine. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “He’s kind of been gradually getting back into it,” associate coach Larry Drew said before Tuesday’s win over Toronto. “I can see that the guys have already embraced him. So it’s just a matter of him being more hands-on now once he does get back.“Just from what I’ve seen, it looks like everybody has rolled their sleeves up and just waiting for the day he comes back so they can get to work. Right now, it looks no different than when he left.”Lue is in his third season with Cleveland. He replaced David Blatt midway through the 2016 season and guided the Cavs to an NBA title, the first for any of Cleveland’s three major pro sports franchises since the Browns won an NFL championship in 1964.While Lue was away, the Cavs went 8-1 under associate coach Larry Drew, a former head coach who smoothly handled the transition and kept the Cavs from falling in the standings.Drew refused to take any credit, but Cleveland’s players acknowledged his steadiness has been important.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue yells instructions to players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Cleveland. Lue is expected to attend the team’s game against New Orleans on Friday, March 30, 2018, but not sit on the bench. Lue has been on a medical leave and missed the past six games (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — Tyronn Lue is rejoining the Cavaliers’ disjointed season.Cleveland’s coach is expected to return from a medical absence and be back on the bench Thursday night against Washington, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgJackie Chan has blogged about the importance of his Build A School For A Dollar project.“Every time I come back to Hong Kong, I get to see all the Build a School donations that children from all corners of the world send to me,” he blogged on his official website. “Some of you might be asking – why are they sending me money? Well, many years ago, I made a request to all the children around the world and started the Build a School for a dollar project. If everyone donates their pocket money or spare change to me, no matter how much or how little, even just one dollar, I will match every dollar with another dollar and use all your donations towards charity.“Over the years, my office has continuously received donations from children all over the world. This time, I saw that a group of students from Germany drew many Chinese paintings and auctioned them off as a charity fundraising event for my Build a School for a Dollar project. In the end, they raised $650 Euros and sent it to my office. Also, a group of children from America amazingly wrote a Chinese letter to me. I was so surprised! All donations received by these young children, and my promise to match every dollar with another dollar, will all be used towards building another Dragon’s Heart school.“I’m so happy to receive your continual support towards charity over the many years. You are the peace and hope of our future! Thank you all for making this world a better place and more heartwarming!”Find out more about Jackie Chan’s Build A School For A Dollar project here.Source:JackieChan.comlast_img read more


first_imgSupporters of Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People`s Party (CHP) react during his last election rally in Istanbul on 22 June 2019. Photo: AFPIstanbul went back to the polls on Sunday in a re-run of the mayoral election that has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s continued popularity at a time of economic trouble.Election authorities annulled the first vote in March after Erdogan’s party alleged corruption in a count that showed the ruling AKP’s candidate had narrowly lost.Polling stations opened at 0500 GMT and the 10.5 million registered voters have until they close at 1400 GMT to elect the new mayor.Critics say Erdogan simply did not like the March 31 result, after a little-known former district mayor, 49-year-old Ekrem Imamoglu, snatched victory for the opposition by just 13,000 votes.The city of 15 million is Turkey’s economic powerhouse and has been a crucial source of patronage for Islamic conservatives since Erdogan himself won the mayorship a quarter-century ago.But Imamoglu, of the secular Republican People’s Party, has become a household name since being stripped of his victory.He has vowed a “battle for democracy” and used an upbeat message under the slogan “Everything will be fine”, in stark contrast to the usual aggressive name-calling of Turkish politics.He will again face Binali Yildirim, a mild-mannered Erdogan loyalist who oversaw several huge transport projects and served as prime minister.Fearing fraud, the opposition has mobilised an army of lawyers from across Turkey to monitor Sunday’s election, with the Istanbul Bar Association unfurling a huge banner at their headquarters that reads: “Stand guard for democracy”.Lose-lose situationThe March election showed Erdogan’s party remains the most popular in Turkey, adored by millions for overseeing dramatic growth, fiercely defending the country’s interests abroad and allowing religious conservatives a seat at the table.Secular opposition Republican People`s Party `CHP` candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu addresses supporters during a re-run election rally in Istanbul on 22 June 2019. Photo: AFPBut double-digit inflation and rising unemployment have dented Erdogan’s reputation for economic stewardship.Analysts warn he faces a “lose-lose” situation on Sunday: an embarrassing second defeat, or a victory that the opposition will claim was stolen out of their hands.The re-run has also infuriated voters by forcing them back to the polls for the eighth time in just five years.The controversy may explain Erdogan’s relative silence, with no repeat of the tireless rallying last time, when he made 102 appearances in just 50 days.Last weekend, he dismissed the Istanbul vote as “only a change in the shop window” since the AKP already runs almost two-thirds of the city’s districts.The Kurdish factorThe AKP has still gone to great lengths, calling on conservative voters who abstained in March.It has also tried to win over Kurds, who number in the millions in Istanbul and have been angered by the suppression of Kurdish rights in recent years.Yildirim travelled to one of the main Kurdish cities of Diyarbakir this month and uttered the word “Kurdistan” — a taboo in Turkey.There have even been signs of dialogue with the jailed leader of the Kurdish insurgency, Abdullah Ocalan, who has spent 20 years in near-total isolation on a prison island.Ocalan was able to issue a statement this week, calling on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party to remain neutral in the Istanbul election, though they continue to back the opposition.Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of the main opposition Republican People`s Party (CHP), addresses his supporters during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, on 22 June 2019. Photo: ReutersAnalysts say Erdogan, who has won every election since 2002, should never be counted out.But a second loss in Istanbul would undermine his image of invincibility and possibly embolden rivals such as ex-prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is said to have toyed with founding a new party.last_img

first_imgKolkata: Two renowned confectioneries in Kolkata have been asked to maintain hygiene during their cake mixing process.On Tuesday, Deputy Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) visited the two confectioneries and found their factories and shops to be unhygienic. The process of serving food is also not safe. According to Ghosh, KMC inspected several bakeries and confectioneries as Christmas and New Year are knocking on the door. Citizens usually buy cakes from these renowned confectioneries to celebrate the festive season. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe also informed that a total 23 bakeries and confectioneries has been marked for having an unhygienic environment. They will served improvement notice on Wednesday. If they do not comply as per the notice and follow the rules mentioned in the Food Safety and Standards Act properly, steps would be taken. “We found two renowned confectioneries where workers work with bare hands. We told them to use gloves. But one of the owners said it is not possible to properly mix cake using gloves. If gloves cannot be used then they should sanitise there workers in a proper way,” said Ghosh. Deputy Mayor instructed the bakeries and confectioneries to use gloves while serving as well. The utensils for keeping food should be sanitised accordingly.last_img read more


first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 5 min read Author Dave Eggers scared millions with The Circle, his tale of AI-driven surveillance that’s since become a movie starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. And why not? Decades of science fiction have trained us to believe machines will eventually replace humans in everything — even when it comes to marketing.Related: 10 Ways to Use Chatbots for Marketing and SalesThere is some basis for this belief. Machines have already replaced some learnings to make marketing more efficient. For example, online algorithms like the ones used in Google ads have made it easier to determine purchase intent and predict when prospects are ready to buy. Machines are brilliant at processing data that represents purchase signals. But, what they miss is context about buyers’ existing brand perceptions and the motivations behind their purchase decisions.Context: The key to creating meaningful brand experiencesAnything that informs motivations is context. Let me give you a personal example. I may be searching for signs of a failing hard drive or for good deals on a lightweight PC. To Google, these searches will likely signal that I’m in the market for a computer. What sort of computer will it choose to show in an ad?Maybe Google knows I’m in marketing, I work at a tech company and I live in a creative hub — Austin, Texas — all of which might increase the odds of me being in the market for a Mac. What kind of Mac, though? A check of my search history likely reveals I frequently hunt for good airfares when traveling for business, which leads Google to present me with travel-friendly laptop options.A new, souped-up MacBook sounds great … for just about anyone else but me. I’ve just never been an Apple guy; my brand loyalties lie elsewhere, which is crucial context when presenting me with an offer. Despite the purchase signals I was sending, my brand preferences were overlooked and the ad was essentially a waste of time. So, how can we expect AI technology to create and execute a full marketing campaign if today’s algorithms aren’t even equipped to display an effective ad?Related: AI Is Taking the Art Out of SalesThe challenge for marketers: Injecting context, interpreting dataThat doesn’t mean machines that process data and interpret buying signals are unimportant. But, they still lack context about buyers’ existing brand perceptions and whether or not those perceptions can be influenced. They also lack the ability to define what experiences should be created to reach buyers that are receptive to your message.Sure, machines can provide data to help marketers find prospects that might be in the market for their product. They can also help inform micro-decisions to more efficiently run and promote campaigns. But, they’re not equipped to create personalized brand experiences that can grab your attention.To effectively reach and engage buyers, an understanding of their current perceptions and past experiences with your brand is required. That’s why the creative exercise of developing impactful experiences that take prospects further down the funnel, from awareness to consideration, is still better informed by marketers than machines.Related: Chatbots Can Help Your Team But They Can’t Replace Your TeamArtificial intelligence for a data-driven futureBut, if you think about it, context is just another layer of data so there could be a future where machines expand their algorithms to better understand how customers and prospects perceive brands and consume experiences.For example, let’s say you’re launching a new brand campaign to reaffirm your commitment to customers. Using a model that examines certain behaviors, such as browsing history, Google searches, social media interests and more, AI technology might be able to tell you which customers are more likely to jump ship to a competitor and need a little more attention. But, what experiences should be created to effectively reach the customers at risk? That question should still be answered by a human being.Plus, the privacy implications for harnessing this sort of data for AI are vast. Look at Facebook for example. What if my likes and dislikes, and the time and place I clicked on content that interests me, were made public? What if my friends that share my interests were made public as well? Suddenly, machines would be infused with an extra layer of context — context provided by the personal elements of my life.Related: Survey Finds Marketers Know All the Important Tech Trends But Aren’t Prepared for Any of ThemBut, I might not like that, and it may encourage me to share a manufactured or curated version of myself while hiding the parts I want to remain secret. Or, I may choose to stop sharing anything at all.All of which brings us back to the human experience. Machines are capable of ingesting and processing and making some limited meaning out of more data today than ever before. That’s good, but it may not get us as any closer to our customers.Why? Because data and signals are nothing without context, and context is informed by our existing perceptions and motivations that can be easily hidden. Until AI can perfectly replicate the artful act of human engagement and then make educated decisions about tapping into those motivations, marketers will not be replaced. Today’s machines can’t do all that, and it’ll likely to be years, or even decades, before they can.Related Video: The Only Online Marketing Metric That Actually Matters Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. October 2, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more