Railways told to pay relief to woman who lost legs

first_imgThe Bombay High Court has asked the Railways to take a decision on granting compensation to a woman, who lost both her legs while trying to board a moving train at the Khandala station two years ago.A division bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Anil Memon, while hearing a petition filed by the victim, Sejal Ladola, recently directed the Railways to decide on the compensation in the light of the peculiar circumstances of this case and posted the matter for final disposal on Monday.The Railways raised a technical issue and argued that the woman had an alternative remedy to approach the Railways Claims Tribunal to seek compensation.Chased robbersThe victim claimed that thieves entered her compartment at 3 a.m. on February 9, 2015, and ran away with her purse when the Secunderabad-Rajkot Express train she was travelling in made a scheduled halt at the Khandala station. Ms. Ladola got down from the train and chased the robbers, but she aborted the attempt when the train started moving. However, she slipped while attempting to board the train, losing both her legs in the mishap.Following the accident, Ms. Ladola filed a petition, demanding compensation for her treatment on the grounds that the Railways had failed to provide security to train passengers during night hours. The court noted that the petition had raised a basic issue about the alleged failure of the Railways to provide security to the passengers travelling in night trains.last_img read more

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SP students’ wing bags top post in AU elections

first_imgThough they lost ground this year, the student wing of the Samajwadi Party continues to be the leading force in the prestigious Allahabad University Students’ Union elections, results for which were declared in the early hours of Saturday.The Samajwadi Chatra Sabha grabbed two posts, president and joint secretary. However, the National Students’ Union of India of the Congress sprung a surprise as it also bagged two posts, vice-president and cultural secretary, in what is its best performance in over a decade.One seat fore ABVPThe student wing of the RSS-BJP, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, was restricted to a single seat, general secretary, which it had also won in 2017.The SCS had secured the post of president, vice-president, joint secretary and cultural secretary of the central varsity last year, winning four out of the five posts.The counting of the polls turned controversial as the hostel in which the winning candidate for the president’s post —Uday Prakash Yadav of the SCS — is living was set on fire by miscreants. Senior Superintendent of Police, Allahabad, Nitin Tiwari said that six to seven rooms in the Holland hostel were set on fire and that all items inside Mr. Uday Yadav’s room were gutted.The room of last year’s president Awanish Yadav, also of the SCS, was also gutted, while his car was set on fire. Several motorbikes were also gutted.The police are probing the case and an FIR will be registered.Mr. Uday Yadav alleged that police laxity had led to the incident, which he said tarnished the tradition of the Central varsity. The SCS alleged that the losing ABVP was behind the incident.“This is not an ordinary incident. But the police administration is silent because the BJP, known for its misuse of government machinery, has been dealt a cracking defeat,” said Mr. Uday Yadav, who is a first-year law student from Deoria.last_img read more

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NBA: Injured Spurs star Leonard to miss pre-season

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next “He is expected to miss the entire 2017 pre-season,” the Spurs said on Twitter.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said earlier Leonard was still undergoing intensive rehab on the injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He’ll probably miss the beginning of preseason or a good deal of preseason, and we’re not going to put a timetable [on a return],” Popovich said.“But he’s working at it, and we’ll get him back as soon as we can.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs stands on the court during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017, in Oakland, California. AFP FILELos Angeles, United States — San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire NBA pre-season as he struggles with a right thigh injury, the team said Saturday.A Spurs statement said Leonard was suffering from a “right quadriceps tendinopathy” and there was no set timetable for his return.ADVERTISEMENT Barriga heads Filipino pugs sweep in China Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City It is unclear when Leonard sustained the injury. Leonard was sidelined during the 2017 playoffs after suffering an ankle injury in the Western Conference semi-finals against Houston.He aggravated that injury in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, ruling him out of the remainder of the series, which the Spurs lost 4-0. /cbb Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Letran, Arellano stay in F4 hunt

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Rey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere was no way Rey Nambatac was leaving Letran with a stunning defeat.Nambatac, who is set to turn pro late this month, bailed the Knights out with crucial baskets down the stretch for a thrilling 66-60 victory over the St. Benilde Blazers that forged a playoff for a Final Four berth in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next But a loss by the Stags will make the showdown between Arellano and Letran on Friday the decider for the last Final Four spot. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The lefty guard finished with 18 points, including a three-point play with 20 seconds remaining that helped the Knights finish with a 9-9 record at the end of the elimination round.“I have some unfinished business with Letran,” said Nambatac.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I want to make the Final Four then the finals and hopefully get a championship again. I’m not thinking that this was my last game. I just went all out as soon as I entered the court.”With Arellano beating Mapua, 81-64, earlier to also finish with a 9-9 record, the Chiefs and Knights will face off in a stepladder playoff for the last Final Four spot in the event that San Sebastian prevails over Perpetual Help this Thursday.center_img MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Surging Ateneo eyes repeat vs NUlast_img read more

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Olympic figure skating unveils new, modern soundtrack

first_imgOnyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Many skaters, such as James and Cipres, wound up choosing covers over an original. They may like the lyrics or message of a song but they also want it to have a different rhythm or feel.Two-time world champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada wanted “With or Without You” for their short program, but they decided U2’s original was a bit monotone. Their choreographers unearthed a little-known cover by singer-songwriter April Meservy that worked better for their routine.“There are people who are like, ‘Why aren’t they skating to the original?’ But if you listen to the original, it doesn’t lend itself well to a figure skating program,” Radford explained. “April’s version just has more ebb and flow, and it just works better for us.”Worked out well for Meservy, too. An anonymous donor provided funds for her to travel from the U.S. to South Korea and watch Duhamel and Radford perform to her rendition on Olympic ice.“‘With or Without You’ is a popular song,” Duhamel said, “but we always try to find unique versions of things. We try to veer off the path and pick obscure versions of songs.”That’s what German skater Paul Fentz thought he was doing when asked his choreographer to find a 1950s-style jazz tune, and wound up doing Paul Anka’s version of the Oasis hit “Wonderwall.”Fentz performed to it during his short program for the team competition last week, and he quickly became a trending topic on social media as fans debated whether it was cool or cringe-worthy.“That’s the risk you take,” said Fentz, whose free skate set to music from “Game of Thrones” ought to win back some skeptics. “I know the Oasis song, I really like it. But it wasn’t like I was trying to make something new or something. I just wanted something a little smoother.”The Austrian pairs team of Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer will perform to the well-known song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” when they step on the ice Wednesday for their short program.Rather than the pop-fueled original by The Proclaimers , though, Ziegler and Kiefer chose a soaring version by the cast of “Sunshine on Leith” — a British musical set to the Scottish duo’s music. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers James’ 37 lead Cavaliers past Thunder Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres went in another direction.Yes, the French pairs team chose the 1960s hit for their free skate last year, and will bring it back for their Olympic program Thursday. But rather than the melodic version performed by Simon and Art Garfunkel, they opted for a haunting, heavy metal cover by American rock band Disturbed .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was our coaches who found it,” James told The Associated Press. “They were like, ‘We really think it could be a hit.’ And Morgan listened to it and was like, ‘I don’t like it,’ because we weren’t used to it. And I was like, ‘OK, let me see if I can get into this.’ I thought it could be amazing, and I was like, ‘Morgan, let’s trust them.’ And we were so right to have trusted them.”That’s because the stirring rendition, coupled with the pair’s dramatic program, became such a fan favorite that they replaced this season’s program with it for the Pyeongchang Games. Jeff Buckley’s popular version of the Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah” will make an appearance, but so will two covers by K.D. Lang , including the one chosen by pairs favorites Han Cong and Sui Wenjing.“We have so much more music to choose,” Fentz said. “Many skaters picked Ed Sheeran or something, and you can’t skate to Ed Sheeran without lyrics. You can’t pick that.“With lyrics,” Fentz said, “it’s just better.”center_img Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France perform in the pair skating short program team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — When the International Skating Union made the popular decision to allow lyrics in all performances, the Paul Simon classic “The Sound of Silence” seemed like it would be a natural choice.The folk tune is light and airy and fits neatly within the confines of traditional figure skating.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “When you have a powerful voice and words to express,” James said, “it changes everything.”Now, nobody is throwing tradition out the window. Fans still will see four Olympic programs set to “Carmen” and three to “Swan Lake.” Two programs are set to the figure skating staple “Moonlight Sonata,” including one by ice dance favorites Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron.But the decision by skating’s governing body after the 2014 Sochi Games to allow lyrics in all disciplines expanded the breadth of what is available, and skaters have taken broad liberties with it.Ed Sheeran and Coldplay will provide popular soundtracks to the rest of the Olympic skating scene. The rock bands Imagine Dragons and Snow Patrol, English vocalist Benjamin Clementine and pop musicians Lorde, Christina Aguilera and Adele also have music in the mix.“At the beginning, people were just choosing random music,” Cipres recalled, “but after some time I think people realized it didn’t work. You have to choose your music carefully.”ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Comebacks are much more difficult than debuts, says Ashish Nehra

first_imgBack in the national team after being ignored for almost five years, veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra on Sunday said it is tougher to make a comeback than making a debut.The 37-year-old last played for India in the semifinal of the victorious 2011 World Cup campaign against Pakistan. After missing the final due to a finger injury, he was overlooked for nearly five years before being recalled for the three-match T20 series against Australia last month.”It’s very difficult to make a comeback. Comebacks are much more difficult than debuts. I’ve made a comeback after 36,” said Nehra at the open media session before the Indian team’s departure to Bangladesh for the Asia Cup. Also read: MS Dhoni loses cool over retirement query He said it was tough for the pacers to keep performing.”It’s not easy for pacers to keep performing day in and day out. There will be pressure. You have to keep working hard. I train to play international cricket, not aim to play only domestic cricket,” said Nehra.Since his return to the T20 side, Nehra has picked seven wickets in six matches against Australia and Sri Lanka.”You don’t play many T20Is. IPL is a great help for us when it comes to T20 cricket. You get used to it as a bowler. You just practice according. It’s not a big deal for me. I’m somebody bowling up front or one or two overs in the death. The more you play, the better you become,” he said.advertisementOn his chemistry with young pacer Jasprit Bumrah, Nehra said, “It’s a good experience. It is not that I always tell him the things. We are two completely different kind of bowlers…Different actions. We’re having a good partnership. Hopefully, we can do well in next couple of months.”Nehra feels that everyone has to contribute on the field whether he is a junior or a senior.”I don’t believe in that but everybody has to contribute. On the field, I always try to talk to Hardik (Pandya) and I’m happy to do that job. Everybody has seen what Bumrah and Pandya have done recently,” said Nehra.last_img read more

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Making the Best of Low Interest Rates: An NPR Interview with MintLife’s Matthew Amster-Burton

first_imgOne of the biggest tests for investors — and, for savvy investors, one of the biggest opportunities — is how they behave when the market gets rocky. There are essentially two things every investor can do when the market suffers a… Full Story,There are a number of reasons why it might be tempting to cash out your hard-earned 401k savings before retirement. From hefty car or home repairs to emergency medical expenses, sometimes unexpected circumstances cause us to seek out extra cash…. Full Story,2018 was a roller coaster for the stock market. If you’re an investor, you were probably impacted more than once – for better or worse. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Nasdaq Composite, and S&P 500 each hit new all-time… Full Story,You’re bound to make a few rookie errors when trying out anything for the first time, whether it’s making homemade greek yogurt, growing heirloom tomatoes, or learning to drive. After all, learning is a process, and trial and error is… Full Story,It’s easy to think of investments as existing in a vacuum. You contribute money, wait a certain amount of time and watch your portfolio grow. Where that money goes – and how it grows – are questions most people would… Full Story,Out of the main pillars of financial wellness—earn, save, spend, invest, and protect—investing can oftentimes feel like the scary, unknown thing lurking in the closet. Being frugal, creating a spending plan, and buying insurance seem to operate within the warm,… Full Story,Getting ahead financially is a game of inches. It’s about finding every trick, tip, and loophole you can find to maximize the growth potential of your money. There’s no topic where the phrase “work smarter, not harder” is more relevant…. Full Story,When you make a mistake in daily life, you usually have the opportunity to immediately make things right. If you spill soda on the floor, you can mop it up. If you burn the chicken you’re roasting for dinner, you… Full Story,One of the precious, oh-so-sweet things you give up when you go freelance is an employer-sponsored 401(k)—along with any matching contributions. But on the flipside, freelancers have quite a few options when it comes to saving for a retirement nest… Full Story,As the VP of Investments at a fintech company, it’s my job to pay close attention to the ever-changing trends and progress within the world of money. Working at Fundrise also means I’m directly involved with the development of the… Full Storylast_img read more

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MintStyle with Rachel Weingarten: Reader Q&A — Resisting the Urge to Splurge and Choosing a Charity

first_imgWho would have thought that a holiday that began as the commemoration of an ancient saint would become one of the biggest spending days of the year? According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend $130.97 on… Full Story,Aside from the temperamental weather, scarcity of holidays and pervasive universal cranky moods, one of the worst parts of winter is the feeling of being trapped indoors for months at a time. While bears are too busy hibernating to take… Full Story,I recently joked to friends that late last year most of the updates on my social networks involved mass food consumption (and accompanying pictures.) For the first week of the New Year, most of the updates involved or included exercise… Full Story,We are three days into the New Year and you may already be having a hard time following through with your resolutions. Financial resolutions are always popular choices but sticking to a budget and tackling your financial goals is an… Full Story,My inbox is full of questions about how to usher in the New Year while getting the most bang for your buck. As with most of my Q&A columns, the following are composites of several similar questions. At Home Celebration… Full Story,You’ve made your list and you’ve checked it twice. You’ve even added it to your Google calendar and synced with your extended family members. You are probably so efficient that every gift on your holiday list is not only accounted… Full Story,It’s December and you know what that means: The frenzy of the gift-giving season has begun again. I’m a fan of gifts of experience and “two-part” gifts. The gift of an experience can harbor memories that last a lifetime. For… Full Story,One of the more interesting facts to emerge from the Black Friday shopping weekend is that a majority of us splurged on ourselves instead of others. Since many of us still face daunting gift lists, I’ve enlisted the help of… Full Story,If you’re reading this, chances are good that as much as you love the turkey, trimmings and time with family, you’re already secretly plotting the best holiday shopping plan of attack. To save you time crowded against thousands of other… Full Story,If there is one wardrobe staple that gets a lot of play every winter, it’s your coat. It doesn’t matter how well cut your pants are or how striking your sweater is, and even if you live someplace only a… Full Storylast_img read more

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Frugal Foodie’s Friday Meal Deals

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Prepaid, Contract, Big Four, and MVNO: The Mobile Provider Price War

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Tax Refund

first_imgWith tax day right around the corner, you may be wondering how best to use your tax refund. The average refund, according to the latest IRS data, comes in at $2,873—a good chunk of money that could help you make some real headway on your financial goals.So what’s the best way to really optimize your refund? Let’s unpack the details. Here are five ways to help your tax refund pack the biggest punch and put you on the most solid financial ground.1. Chip Away at Your DebtHigh-interest debt is a serious wealth killer, especially if you’re carrying balances from month to month on multiple credit cards. The Federal Reserve reports that the average credit card APR these days hovers at about 16.9 percent. What’s more, the average debt for balance-carrying households in the U.S. is a whopping $9,333, according to recent ValuePenguin research.Thanks to numbers like these, simply making your minimum payment every month isn’t likely to make a significant dent in your total balances. The good news is that cash windfalls, like tax refunds, can be a game changer that dramatically reduces your debt in one fell swoop. The perks are twofold: Getting debt-free faster and saving money on interest in the long run.Not sure which debt to prioritize? From a numbers-and-cents perspective, it’ll serve you best to chip away at whichever balances have the highest interest rates since they’re the most expensive to keep around. With that being said, some consumers prefer to knock out their debt in the order of smallest balance to largest, regardless of the interest rate (a.k.a. the snowball method). At the end of the day, select the strategy that will keep you motivated to continue chugging along on your debt journey.2. Supercharge Your Emergency FundThink of your emergency fund as your financial safety net should disaster strike. If you were blindsided by an unexpected medical bill, car repair, or stretch of unemployment, could your savings account see you through? If not, you’re not alone. Forty percent of adults would be unable to cover a $400 pop-up expense without borrowing money or selling something, the Federal Reserve Board reports.Having a solid emergency savings is the foundation of financial health. It empowers you to make your way through life’s financial hiccups without tapping your retirement fund, or worse, digging yourself into debt. Most financial planners recommend socking away three to six months’ worth of living expenses. If that’s too lofty, or you’re paying off high-interest debt, aim to maintain a rainy day fund of $1,000. That should provide a reliable cushion in the face of a small financial emergency.3. Funnel Your Tax Refund into the Stock MarketIf you’ve got your debt under control and your savings account is in good shape, consider investing your tax refund. Translation: Make this money work for you. It may be tempting to simply park your refund in a high-yield savings account, but the best return you can hope for here is only about 3 percent, according to Bankrate. The stock market tells a different story.While ups and downs are par for the course, the average annual return is about 7 percent, after accounting for inflation. Thanks to the power of compound interest, time is hands down your greatest asset. If you begin putting $1,200 annually into a Roth IRA at age 30, you’ll likely have close to $177,500 by the time you’re 65. Your tax refund could help you get ahead of the game without impacting your regular monthly budget. Look to tax-advantaged retirement accounts to get you going. Bulking up your 401(k) is an especially wise move if your employer will match any portion of your contributions. (Hello, free money!)4. Make Headway on a Big Financial GoalRetirement probably isn’t the only long-term financial goal on your radar. Whether it’s saving for a down payment on a home or beefing up your travel fund, we all have competing money goals. Your tax refund can be a powerful tool for moving the needle on a big-ticket savings target.The question to ask yourself is how soon you think you’ll need the money. If you’re saving for, say, your kids’ college fund, you may still be years away from cashing in. In this case, consider investing your tax refund in a regular brokerage account. They’re super flexible, and you can hopefully grow your money a little more along the way. If you have a shorter horizon, parking the money in a high-yield savings account is the best way to go.5. Pump Up Your Passive IncomeWhy not use your tax refund to lay the groundwork for a consistent stream of incoming cash? Passive income is exactly what it sounds like—income that requires little to no effort to generate. Leveraging rewards credit cards to your advantage is a great example. Some passive income streams, however, require some capital to get rolling.Real estate, like investing in a rental property, is one of the first things that comes to mind. Your tax refund could boost your savings enough to get your foot in the door. Of course, you have to have some appetite for risk, and the whole thing depends on finding a property that’ll actually generate a return. In other words, it requires a lot of research on the front end. Managing the property is also a big responsibility if you plan on doing it yourself.If real estate isn’t your thing, you could also use your tax refund to spruce up a room in your home before renting it out on a platform like Airbnb. Into crafting? Utilize your tax money to buy inventory for a new Etsy shop. The idea is to land on something that interests you so that it doesn’t really feel like work. From there, lay the foundation to earn additional income over the long haul. Your tax refund could very well be the thing that gets a new business up and running.There isn’t one right or wrong way to use your tax refund. Instead, it’s about taking stock of your current financial situation, then using this cash windfall in a way that makes the most sense for you.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) RelatedThe Biggest Things People Get Wrong About MoneyApril 2, 2019In “Financial Literacy”8 Ways to Navigate the Student Loan WatersJanuary 10, 2017In “Financial IQ”5 Top Habits to Help You Stress Less About Your FinancesNovember 5, 2018In “Financial Literacy” Post navigationlast_img read more

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5 Simple And Effective Exercises To Make Your Face And Neck More Well-Toned

first_imgGetting the desired shape of your neck and face can take quite some time. Stay patient and dedicated to your goal, and you’ll see the results pretty soon!Source sit or stand with your back straight and your head held high;move your head slowly in a circular motion, alternating clockwise and counterclockwise movement;do 4 to 5 circles in both directions.4. Head liftslie on your back on the bed or sofa with your head hanging from the edge;keeping your shoulders on the bed (or sofa), slowly lift your head up and bend it forward (your chin should touch your chest);slowly return to your initial position and do 5 to 6 repetitions of the exercise.If you start to feel dizzy, stop doing the exercise, or do the same exercise lying on an exercise mat.5. Tongue stretchsit or stand straight;tilt your head back and stick out your tongue, try to touch your chin with the tip of your tongue;then, try to reach your nose with the tip of your tongue;go back to the initial position and repeat the whole move 9 more times. sit or stand with your back straight and your head held high;tilt your head back;pucker your lips, as if trying to kiss the ceiling;hold this expression for 5 seconds, relax, and repeat a few more times.3. Head spin Do you want to get a slimmer face and neck? As is the case with other areas of your body, losing fat from your neck and face requires a comprehensive approach which has to include both regular exercise and a heathier diet. It may take months to get the desired result, but don’t get discouraged! The fat on your neck, face, and other areas will burn gradually, and you’ll be immensely satisfied if you follow through with your weight loss plan.Below, we list some diet tips and a few exercises that will help you improve the neck and face a little faster.Diet tips to improve your neck and faceAn effective weight loss strategy should consist of both regular exercise and a weight-loss friendly diet.Changes in diet you need to make to lose neck and face fat include the following:drink enough plain water and limit drinks that dehydrate your body, such as alcohol, coffee, and tea;stop drinking sodas and stop adding sugar to your tea and coffee;limit saturated fats (found in red meat);exclude trans fats (found in most processed foods) completely;eat plenty of fresh fruits, berries, and vegetables;ditch refined grains and eat more whole grains instead;include protein into your every meal (good sources of protein include beans, legumes, soy products, nuts, seeds, milk and dairy products);eat 500 to 1,000 fewer calories than you burn every day for a healthy, steady weight loss. Exercises to make your face and neck more well-tonedRegular exercise is just as important for effective fat loss as diet is. Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week, as the CDC recommends. Also, do at least two strength-training sessions weekly for more benefits.There are also a few exercises that target the neck and face. They have not been proven to reduce neck and face fat, but they can at least improve the skin and muscles in the area and make your neck more flexible. Below, we list five of these exercises.1. Chewingsit or stand with your back straight and your head held high;tilt your head back (enough for you to see the ceiling);move your lower jaw in a circular motion, as if you were chewing;go on like this for 20 to 30 seconds;return to the initial position and repeat 2 more times.2. “Kissing the ceiling”last_img read more

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ROBBING: Return On Business Blogging Is Not Guaranteed

first_imgIf you have been reading this blog for a while, you likely know that I’m generally a strong proponent of the value of business blogging (particularly for small businesses).  I’ve been advocating the need for small businesses to start blogs as an important part of their Internet Marketing strategy for a while now.  So, why the controversial title for this article?  Simple:  If we’re going to try and rationalize an investment of time, energy and money by attaching an ROI (return on investment) to blogging, we need to be a bit diligent and thoughtful about how we do so.  In any case, here are some of my thoughts on about how to improve your chances of getting a return on investment for your business blogging efforts. ROI Of Blogging So, my points here are not particularly complicated.  My message is simple:  To really get value out of your business blogging efforts, you need to make sure that you are investing sufficient time into the process, measuring what matters and doing something about it.   First (and foremost) you should be looking to find more buyers for whatever it is that you are offering.  This is the best return you can hope for.  Of course, you can’t expect every visitor to your blog to whip out their credit cards (or call one of your sales people), but you can 3. Buyers, Back-links and Brand-Building:  This one’s a bit obvious too.  It is near impossible to demonstrate a return on your blogging investment if do something about it 5. Analyze and Adjust:  have an ROI – but just that an ROI is not guaranteed.  Also, my apologies for the acronym ROBBING (I just couldn’t come up with anything better).  I’m not suggesting that business bloggers are robbing anyone of anything.  All in good jest (and for some percentage of you, the word probably got your attention, thereby increasing the ROI of this article). .  You have to watch what works, and what doesn’t.  Do more of what works, and less of what doesn’t.  For example, one thing I’ve learned from writing for two business blogs is that a majority of my readership seems to appreciate my casual, informal style. c) Brand:  a) Buyers:  Improving The Return On Investment For Your Business Blog ”.  As you might suspect, the article (and the associated paper), discusses how to measure the return on investment (ROI) for a blog – and more specifically, a business blog.  Though I have not purchased the paper (it talks too much about big businesses), the article itself has a useful framework for looking at this analytically. Topics: These are the three primary areas of “return” I think businesses should strive for when writing their blog.  I even put them in descending priority order even though the alliteration sounded better with a different order.  You’re welcome.  2. If A Blogger Types In The stuff.  For a more dynamic explanation of this, I encourage you to watch a video interview of  Brian Halligan (my co-founder at HubSpot).  The video is titled “ increase Defining ROI On Business Blogs The article was sparked in part by an article penned by Charlene Li of Forrester who wrote on the topic of “ nobody is reading your blog Lots of business bloggers are diligent about tracking things like their daily traffic, referral sources and other common metrics available through most web analytics tools.  Though all of this is good, it’s not enough – and not nearly as meaningful as the Forest…:  1.  Launching Is Not Enough:  the likelihood that this will occur.  This is done by focusing your content (and your promotional efforts for the content) on the types of visitors that are likely to become clients.   I think too many businesses think that they can simply sign up for a Blogger account, write an article, and call it a day.  This is what I would call the “Look Ma!, I’m Blogging!” phenomenon.  Nothing against Blogger.  It’s just that if you’re actually looking to create a measurable return, it takes more than that.  Stated differently, to get an “R” (i.e. Return) you have to “I” (that is Invest).   I have an uncanny knack for the stating the obvious. b) Back-Links:  real Astute readers will also notice that I am not stating in this article’s title that business blogging ”.  For further reading, I’d also recommend Seth Godin’s article “ If you can’t close a customer, you want back-links.  The world of search engine optimization (SEO) is driven by back-links.  The more people you can get to your blog articles, the more weighting you will have in the search engines, and the more relevant people will “find” you when doing a search.  In fact, you can help test this theory by linking to this article with the words “business blogging” in the anchor text.  (smile).  Originally published Jan 29, 2007 11:42:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 doesn’t ” Simply measuring how your blog is doing in ways that are meaningful is not going far enough.  You need to Business Blogging 4. Measure Something Meaningful:  .  In this case, the value you get from blogging is likely little more than the satisfaction of expressing yourself (and perhaps impressing your friends and family).  So clearly, to get an ROI, you have to find ways to draw visitors to your blog and have them read it.  If you got to this article through one of the popular social news sites (like reddit or digg), that is certainly one way to do it.  There are others ways too.  But all of it hinges on writing content that people are interested in. High Resolution Mistakes Finally, if you can’t get a buyer or a back-link, you can at least build your “brand”.  Although you will likely never have a powerful brand like Coke, Nike or Apple – you can certainly benefit from increased visibility of your business.  Readers of your blog will (hopefully) be left with a positive impression of you, and your company and this could help with future interactions with that individual (and perhaps then, they will become a buyer or give you a back-link). Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

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8 Marketing Lessons From Online Dating

first_img In online dating , we are encouraged to keep emails and landing page copy short and to the point. It requires skill to provide people with enough context in a brief message. Often times, starting an email with a question yields positive results. In marketing , it is recommended to “show your best assets and put your best foot forward.” For example, if you have good abs, you should feel encouraged to showcase that. , you should be mindful of the words you use so that you don’t look spammy and inauthentic in your messages. “If you use the word ‘sexy,’ or ‘cute,’ or ‘beautiful’ in a message, you are going to get a 30% worse response rate than if you talk about interests that she has in her profile,” said Sam. conveying some behavioral data analysis from dating site OkCupid. Twelve seconds into the video interview with Sam Yagan, OkCupid’s Co-founder, I thought I was listening to expert marketing insights. In online dating , you should write grammatically correctly. Be funny and engaging. People value your efforts to be interesting and authentic. 8. Invest the Time 2. Optimize Presence for Search Engines & People In online dating In online dating In marketing Topics: case studies 7. Study Best Practices 3. Emphasize the Aspects You Are Good At In marketing In marketing , we offer tons of free marketing resources about each element of your business strategy. We have also published great success stories and In online dating In marketing Marketing Advice So I decided to really draw the parallel between online dating and inbound marketing. Here are the 8 top similarities: , the very first words you share with a prospective date can tremendously impact the progress of your communication. Your choice of a greeting, for instance, might affect whether or not you receive a response. , companies should not use Flash because it makes it difficult for search engines to crawl. This becomes pretty important if you add too many Flash elements to your site and thus have fewer pages indexed by Google. Originally published Feb 16, 2011 5:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 1. Be Selective with the Wording , you should be similarly remarkable with your content. Let your personality shine in your writing, email communication or video production. Don’t just dump text for search engines to index, but use your unique voice to convey a meaningful message. 6. Keep Your Messages Short In online dating At the end of the video interview, Sam admits that online dating “is a little bit of a marketing game.” No joke! , it is a best practice to demonstrate your company’s thought leadership and industry expertise. We often advise businesses to visit other departments and showcase the knowledge hidden within the organization. You can do that in the form of blog posts, industry reports, short videos… In marketing , you should be fully aware of the needs of your target audiences. Tweak your messaging to reflect the interests of your visitors and leads. Strike a conversation that ties into their previous activity on your site. And don’t sound spammy. , you want to keep your messages short. As Sam said, in the offline world, no one wants to hear a four-minute speech about “how great you are.” Instead, focus on the conversation partner and start a conversation by asking a question. , experts have covered a bunch of common tips and best practices in terms of what pictures and messages work. Read their blog with dating advice. While they are not there to “tell you how to date,” they give you the tools and research to make it a smooth process. In online dating video I recently stumbled upon a 5. Let Your Personality Shine In marketing 4. Create Authentic Messages , people are advised to “invest in your profile” and “take the time to write a very careful profile.” Put as much effort into it as you would put in a conversation at a bar, Sam advised.   that can provide marketers with some valuable lessons. In marketing , the very first words you communicate with a prospect can influence the rest of your relationship. While in online dating people might prefer “Howdy” as a greeting, in email marketing they want to see a follow-up that corresponds to their latest activity, e.g. an ebook download, blog subscription or a webinar registration. , users should not use Flash because the player supposedly adds seven years of age. As Sam said, “a 28-year-old using Flash has the same attractiveness as a 35-year-old who doesn’t use Flash.” Though such tweaks might be trivial, they still exercise a big impact on one’s overall online dating success. , you should be constantly investing in your online presence and inbound marketing. Writing blog posts, optimizing pages, follow-up with leads, analyzing results–this is all going to take effort. Set the right expectations for yourself and invest the time. In online dating Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

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New leaks show how five cameras in LG V40 ThinQ work

first_imgLG will unveil its next flagship V-series smartphone– LG V40 ThinQ– on October 3. Ahead of the official launch, the company has already started teasing details about its upcoming smartphone. The Korean electronics giant, via a teaser video, has already confirmed that its V35 ThinQ successor will sport five cameras. And now, a new leak seems to confirm how the five cameras in the upcoming smartphone would work.The latest leak comes from Evan Blass, who has been gracing us with interesting details about the phone in the past couple of weeks. Bass, in a tweet has shared the workings of LG V40 ThinQ’s camera setup.As per Blass’ tweet, the triple rare camera setup in LG V40 ThinQ will come with a regular shooter, a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens. On the front, the details shared by the tipster suggests that the phone would come with a standard and a wide-angle lens.While the images shared by the serial tipster don’t give out details about the camera specifications, rumours suggest that the phone could come with a 16MP shooter along with a 12MP wide-angle lens and 12MP telephoto lens at the back and an 8MP and a 5MP camera at the front.Meanwhile, the company, via its Korean newsroom, has already confirmed that the LG V40 ThinQ will sport a 6.4-inch screen with a glass body that comes with a matte finish. The image of the phone shared by the company in its teaser videos also suggest that the fingerprint scanner will be placed directly below the horizontally placed triple camera sensor at the back of the phone.advertisementAbout those five cameras on the LG V40 ThinQ… pic.twitter.com/DzC9aJnlFTEvan Blass (@evleaks) October 1, 2018While there is no word on the pricing or availability of the phone, LG has also confirmed that the phone will be available in three colours– Platinum Gray, Carmine Red and Morokan Blue.ALSO READ: LG to launch Watch W7 along with V40 ThinQ on October 3Meanwhile, if rumours are to be believed, LG will launch its Watch W7 smart watch alongside its flagship device at Wednesday’s event. LG’s hybrid smart watch will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor and run on Wear OS out-of-the-box. It will feature a 1.2-inch screen and come with 4GB storage space besides featuring support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and USB Type-C 2.0 port for connectivity.last_img read more

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Don’t Use a CRM? Here Are 4 Reasons Why It Might Be The Solution You Need

first_img Using a CRM Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack This post originally appeared on HubSpot’s Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales.In the early days of starting a business, you’ll encounter a dizzying array of acronyms — ROI, ARPU, CAC, LTV, MoM, NPV, just to name a few. One acronym is particularly important: CRM.Simply put, CRM — or customer relationship management — refers to software that tracks interactions with prospects and customers.All CRMs store prospects’ contact information — their name, email, and phone number, as well as any other identifying information a company chooses to track. CRMs can also group multiple contacts at a company under one account, which is helpful for sellers.Beyond contact info, CRMs log reps’ touchpoints with their prospects, including emails, phone calls, voicemails, and in-person meetings. Some CRMs offer the ability to track deal stages and reasons for closed-lost and closed-won deals.As anyone who’s ever struggled with contact management knows, a CRM system is an invaluable tool for businesses that want to grow and scale (read: virtually every business). But on the other hand, it’s yet another solution that business owners must implement and train users on. Is it really worth it?Absolutely. Here are the top four reasons why your business — regardless of size, maturity, or industry — needs a CRM.4 Crucial Benefits of Using a CRM System1) It’s a centralized place for storing data.In sales, speed and ease are critical. Spending precious time searching through their inbox or call history to get a prospect’s number or recall when they last spoke is a huge waste of a salesperson’s time. It’s also unreliable — if they forget a touchpoint, they risk sending the same email multiple times and annoying a prospect.A CRM provides a full, accurate record of a rep’s entire interaction history with a prospect that’s accessible with one click. Reps will never have to manually reconstruct a timeline of touchpoints again.Reps can also use a CRM to view their sales pipeline and opportunity queue, which ensures they always know where they stand relative to quota. In addition, CRMs allow salespeople to filter opportunities by the ones they own so they only have to refer to one page to get a high-level summary of all their deals in progress. Some even provide a snapshot of a rep’s sales pipeline by sorting opportunities by deal stage, making forecasting painless.2) It improves communication across an organization.In addition to making life easier for individual reps, CRM systems also improve communication at the organizational level. What if a rep is working a lead that their colleague spoke to two years ago? What if they’re taking over someone’s territory and have only been given an indecipherable Excel spreadsheet of prospects?With a CRM, reps can immediately assess what’s already been done with a given prospect and what’s next. Your reps don’t need to reach out to their colleagues to get interaction history, because the information they need is already in the system.3) CRMs make managers’ lives easier.Another organization-wide boon: CRMs standardize how reps track their activities and prospect interactions, which streamlines reporting.Without a CRM, different salespeople can track activities in different ways, which makes it difficult for managers and leaders to piece data together to form a coherent picture. CRMs make data entry uniform, meaning managers can easily combine and analyze data to understand the overall health of the sales organization.Keeping activity recording consistent also reduces friction when passing a lead from one rep to another, switching territories, or reassigning a departed colleague’s opportunity queue. Not only will all relevant information be accounted for, it will also have been recorded in a manner that makes sense across the sales force.4) It’s a sustainable, scalable tool for growth.You might be asking yourself, “Can’t I just do this all in an Excel spreadsheet and call it a day?”With one or two or five customers, manually tracking every interaction is doable. But think ahead to one, two, or even five years from now. Presumably, you want to triple or quadruple revenue in the years ahead, and the time your salespeople will have to spend recording prospect and customer information is eventually going to take over their days.Furthermore, what if you want to analyze your salespeople’s activities to discover what outreach strategies or series of touchpoints work the best (or, frankly, anything else about your sales force’s effectiveness)? Pulling inconsistently tracked data from multiple sources can drag out or compromise your ability to get an accurate picture.Ultimately, there’s a very simple question you should ask yourself if you’re considering a CRM: Do you want to grow your business? Your ability to do so is dependent on contacting your prospects at the right intervals and providing them relevant information at the right time, and you simply can’t do this effectively without a CRM.Ready to flip the switch? Check out HubSpot’s free CRM. Originally published Sep 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM, updated August 28 2017last_img read more

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How Will the Recent LinkedIn Group Changes Impact B2B Marketing?

first_imgIf you’re a B2B marketing professional, chances are you’ve already heard about all the changes that LinkedIn plans to introduce to its Groups feature. Originally published Dec 10, 2015 1:00:00 PM, updated February 01 2017 LinkedIn Marketing Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlackcenter_img Unfortunately, over the years, Groups have built up a poor reputation online. Once hailed as the most valuable social media channel for B2B lead generation, with time, they’ve became over-populated with promotional posts and too much spam. Hopefully, that’s about to change. The biggest announcement to date is that LinkedIn recently made all of their Groups (over 2 million!) private. The goal of this is to encourage more meaningful conversations, based on user feedback.So, what do the new Groups mean for your B2B marketing strategy?Increased PrivacyThe new Groups will increase your privacy level online, so you can have in-depth conversations without worrying that what you write will be available for anyone to read. In fact, the new privacy setting makes it impossible for content to be indexed by search engines. As a result, if you’re talking about sensitive information within your LinkedIn Group, this content will stay private and cannot be found by anyone searching on Google.B2B Marketing Implication: These increased privacy settings offer you new opportunities to engage with your groups in a much more meaningful way. You can now provide exclusive announcements, information, or offers to your groups that may not have made sense to promote openly.Vetted MembersPrior to the update, LinkedIn Group members were divided into two – public ones, which anyone could join, and private ones, where membership requests needed to be approved by an administrator. The open nature of the public Groups led to many of the posts being promotional, which turned off many members from participating, and ultimately led to hundreds of posts with no engagement.With the recent changes, all members will need to be vouched for in order to gain admission. Joining a LinkedIn group now requires either an invitation or approval of your request. So, all of your Group members will need to keep their credentials up-to-date to show that they are valuable contributors. B2B Marketing Implication: Moving forward, you’ll be able to have professional and detailed conversations only with individuals who fit your detailed guidelines. This will result in smaller groups with much higher levels of engagement as members don’t need to worry about sifting through dozens of spam posts.New Groups AppLinkedIn also announced a new app specifically for Groups—similar to Facebook’s messenger app. The app is standalone and offers a slew of features, which show engaging discussions, highlights, and compelling content. The algorithm that LinkedIn uses for its mobile app makes sure that you’ll see the Group content that matters most to you, not just anything that’s being discussed. The app will also make it easier to discover new and interesting groups and people based on your industry experience, previous Group memberships, and more. So now, your marketing department will have an easier time keeping up on the latest LinkedIn news and conversations.B2B Marketing Implication: With Facebook Messenger and the revamp of Twitter Direct Messages, there has been a major push for social networks to help their users create an ongoing communication. This new app will give you the option to have lengthier conversations with your group members that will lead to deeper engagement.Updated FeaturesUsers within Groups can now tag someone in their posts using @mention, although you cannot tag individuals who do not belong to the group. It’s also possible to add images to posts now, and the design is cleaner and less spam-like. For your social media marketing, these updates will make it easier to get your ideas across and connect with specific companies or individuals by mentioning them directly. It stops the run-around and allows you to be direct.B2B Marketing Implication: A relationship doesn’t form after commenting on one post. This new feature allows you to target specific group members to help build your relationship up with multiple communications. Just be sure the members you are @mentioning will have a genuine interest in the topic.Recruiting ToolsThe final update to LinkedIn Groups is the ability to recruit individuals without distracting from the important conversations. LinkedIn made this possible by creating a special tab within Group pages that can be used as a hub for job discussions. So, if your company has joined a manufacturing group and you have an opening for a new warehouse manager, you can post your job ad within a page made for that type of discussion so you can be sure it won’t get lost in the hustle and bustle of the other conversations.B2B Marketing Implication: LinkedIn has become so much more than a job search site, but that is still a major focus of the network. Putting this important information in its own tab greatly increases the likeliness recruiters will find candidates and also prevents that recruitment from getting in the way of the day to day engagement these new LinkedIn Groups are expected to encourage.Whether you liked or used the old LinkedIn Groups, the new and improved release could be a game changer for your B2B company. Now, you can use LinkedIn to have meaningful and private conversations with current and potential clients without worrying that your discussions will make it to the wider web. And the new updates have made conversing easier than ever, saving your marketing department time and frustration.Interested in learning more from Penguin Strategies? Check out their on demand webinar, How to Make Sure No One Converts on Your Blog. Topics:last_img read more

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How to Use Facebook for Business: 13 Essential Tips [Infographic]

first_img Originally published Apr 18, 2016 7:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Topics: Facebook is constantly making changes to the design of the profiles — for businesses and individuals alike. They’ve made a few cool changes in the past few years, including adding call-to-action buttons to business Pages and letting you record company milestones, like product launches and events.There are a lot of ways Facebook is helping brands build a follower base, increase visibility, improve branding, communicate with and engage fans, and even drive traffic and leads.To learn more about how to use Facebook for business, download our free guide here. So, what can you do to optimize your brand’s presence on Facebook? Check out the infographic below from Cafe Quill for helpful tips on getting the most from your Facebook business Page.20Save20Save Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Facebook Business Pageslast_img read more

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Bajrang Punia gets top billing at World Championships

first_imgIndia’s top grappler Bajrang Punia has been handed the top billing in the men’s 65kg freestyle category at the World Championships, slated to begin in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from September 14.World number one Bajrang, who is in Russia for training ahead of the championships, had bagged a silver in the last edition and a bronze in 2013 in 60kg.”Training abroad with foreign athletes has helped me grow as a wrestler. Sparring with some of the best names in Georgia, Russia and USA has made me more aware of my opponents,” said Bajrang.”Besides, having my own team of coach, physio, trainer and sports science support staff has benefited me a lot and instilled a lot of confidence into me ahead of the World Championships.”Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar remains India’s only gold medallist at the Worlds. He had climbed on top of the podium in the 2010 edition.United World Wrestling, the world governing body, organised a training camp for all the wrestlers in Nur Sultan to help them acclimatise to the conditions.”It is a very good initiative taken by UWW ahead of such a big event. All wrestlers will be eyeing Olympic berths at the World Championships this time and an acclimation camp can help them to be ready for the challenge,” said Punia.Maharashtra wrestler Rahul Aware has been handed second seed in 61kg while reigning junior world champion Deepak Punia has been seeded fourth in the 86kg.”My training has gone really well and I am excited to make my World Championships debut. Winning a gold at the World Junior Championships last month has boosted my confidence level and I am eager to give my all,” said Deepak, who ended India’s 18-year-old medal drought at the Junior World Championships.advertisementAmong women, India’s Seema Bisla has been seeded second in the 50kg. A gold medal at Yasar Dogu Ranking Series has propelled her to number three in the world.Also Read | Record 14 Indian shooters qualify for ISSF World Cup FinalsAlso see:last_img read more

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Our Sporting Future 2010 set to Challenge and Inspire

first_imgSCORS comprises of representatives from State and Territory Departments of Recreation and Sport.OSF 2010 will provide an in-depth analysis of the business of sport, with real examples of successful sports business models. Participants will have the opportunity to examine the sustainability of sport and how it can meet any current and future challenges.The forum will provide participants with relevant information, ideas and strategies on building a better national sports system. The program will explore new thinking, risk taking and innovation in the development of sports policy to effect change.There will also be a topical panel discussion that addresses current issues in Australian sport, stimulates new ideas, challenges current ways of thinking, and provides practical information that can be applied to sporting organisations.The forum will feature keynote speakers Bernard Petiot, Vice-President of casting and performance for Cirque Du Soleil and Peter Holmes à Court, one of Australia’s most respected entrepreneurs and businessmen.Other keynote speakers include Avril Henry who is regarded as one of Australia’s leading thinkers and speakers on Generational Diversity and Leadership and Li Cunxin whose bestselling autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, tells a remarkable story about his extraordinary life. To register for OSF 2010 visit the event website www.ausport.gov.au/OSF2010osf10@eventplanners.com.aulast_img read more

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