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first_imgLOS ANGELES–The San Francisco Giants have long believed that Steven Duggar is their center fielder of the future.He’s now their right fielder of the present.One day after the Giants acquired outfielder Kevin Pillar from the Toronto Blue Jays, Duggar will make his first major league appearance in right field as San Francisco will start Pillar in center.“I’m accepting to all of it,” Duggar said. “I’m excited for the opportunity and I think if a ball drops out there, it was meant to be a hit.” …last_img


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first_img29 April 2016Shout out to everyone the record was broken 17181sm! @buzpr @CapeTalk @NelsonMandela thank you knitwits all over! pic.twitter.com/aTOfwPNgWA— 67 Blankets (@67Blankets) April 22, 2016The 67 Blankets for Mandela campaign encourages people from all over the world, and now prisoners from across the country, to contribute handmade blankets towards creating a giant world record-breaking blanket, while contributing to a good cause.The campaign has confirmed that the Guinness Book of Records has officially recognised the organisation’s successful world record attempt at creating the world’s biggest blanket.Over 10 300 crocheted blankets will soon be distributed to those in need – thanks to @67Blankets @Carolyn_Steyn pic.twitter.com/88Dlexk727— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) April 24, 2016On 22 April 2016, thousands of blanket contributions from as far afield as Asia, the United States and Australia, as well as blankets handmade by South African prisoners – totalling over 20 tons of handmade blankets – were stitched and combined at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre in Paarl‚ Western Cape. The combined blanket covered 17 181 square metres‚ five times larger than last year’s blanket record achieved through a similar idea in India.Knitters set world record for Nelson Mandela @67blankets #KnitWits #yeswewool #wedidit https://t.co/dQPEJMAJXy pic.twitter.com/WlnQ3S93CS— TheLuvvie (@Sinkins_E) April 26, 2016The 67 Blankets for Mandela organisation, inspired by the life and values of Nelson Mandela, approached South African prisoners to crochet and contribute their unique blanket designs to the record attempt, using almost R7-million worth of donated yarn.Drakenstein was an appropriate venue: It was from this facility that Nelson Mandela took his first steps to freedom on 11 February 1990.All blankets that formed part of the world record will be distributed to the poor.In August 2015‚ campaign founder Carolyn Steyn, together National Commissioner of Correctional Services Zach Modise, established an initiative to introduce blanket-making in prisons as part of prisoners’ rehabilitation. “The initiative offers an opportunity for inmates from across the country to give back to society‚” Modise said at the launch. “The key to rehabilitation is empowering offenders with skills to function effectively in society upon their release.”Since the organisation’s launch in 2014‚ the enthusiasm of KnitWits for Madiba – as contributors call themselves – has spread around the world. But for Steyn the prisoners’ participation was a “momentous” new direction for the concept: “Thousands of men and women serving sentences in South Africa will be largely responsible for keeping thousands upon thousands of people in impoverished communities warmer over all the winters to come‚ in the name of the greatest prisoner of them all‚ is. indicative of a healing nation‚” Steyn said at the record attempt.Watch a video clip of the successful world record attempt:Source: SABC Newslast_img read more


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first_imgWith all due respect to inbound, outbound is greater.Eliminates Waiting: Outbound eliminates you waiting by the phone or living in your inbox, hoping that a lead finally arrives. It eliminates the need for you to wait for your marketing department to deliver that lead. And don’t have to wait for your dream client to engage with you. Inbound assumes that your dream clients are going to beat a path to your door. Outbound assumes that no such thing is going to happen. Outbound eliminates your need to wait for something to happen or someone else to give you a lead to work. Inbound makes you a dependent. Outbound makes you self-reliant.Eliminates Need for Luck: A “Bluebird” is an opportunity that comes to you completely sold and ready-to-buy. It’s nice to catch a bluebird. But it’s lucky, and luck isn’t a strategy. If it were, you could repeat it–and you can’t. How much luck is necessary for your dream client to Google a search term that leads them directly to you? However much luck that takes, you don’t have enough of it. Outbound eliminates the need for luck. The Gods of Sales smile on salespeople who consistently prospect. Those same Gods mock the salesperson who waits for luck.Establishes Presence: You want to be known as a value-creator before your dream client establishes that they have a need. You want the people who are going to initiate change to know who you are, to have spoken with you, and to have experienced your shared ideas that prove you have chops. The earlier you establish your presence, the more likely your dream client will call on you when they need something. You also want your dream client to know with great certainty that you are pursuing them. The further in front of an opportunity, the better.Control Your Destiny: Inbound puts your destiny in someone else’s hands. A lot of someones, in fact. Outbound is how you take control of your destiny, your future, your results.Inbound marketing is wonderful. So is content marketing. But outbound is still greater.last_img read more



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first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Thursday will be an opportunity to talk about China and global issues set to be discussed at next week’s G20 leaders’ summit in Japan.Speaking before a meeting with his Liberal caucus today, Trudeau says the two leaders will discuss the challenge China poses to global trade, as well as to Canada and the United States.The Canadian government has been calling for China to release two Canadians whose detentions are largely viewed as a retaliation for the arrest of a Huawei executive in Vancouver at the request of the U.S.Countries including the U.S., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, and the U.K. have spoken out in support of the detained Canadians.Trudeau also says trade will be a big part of the meeting with Trump as both countries look to ratify the new NAFTA.He says Canada is still trying to keep in step with the U.S., adding he has the ability to recall Parliament this summer if needed to ratify the trade pact.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


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first_img https://twitter.com/rosaliavt/status/1048931982607110145 https://twitter.com/rosaliavt/status/1058332438680735747 NO ME LO CREO El Mal Querer is out. Estoy tan feliz 😭🤪😆Decirme lo q habéis sentido en la primera escucha ♥️🎆 Os leo____________Let me know your feelings when you listen to it. I read your comments pic.twitter.com/BGx3Nv7iiw— R O S A L Í A (@rosaliavt) November 2, 2018 Twitter Nominated for five Latin GRAMMYs, meet the artist who is getting noticed for her striking blend of new and old, flamenco and electro-pop, and tells the world: “Not now or ever will I put flamenco aside”Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 9, 2018 – 6:14 pm Meet Rosalía. The young Spanish singer is getting noticed globally for her modern take on her country’s tradition of flamenco music, rife with passion and infused with her electronic-infused and pop-ready flair. Her unique sound is something the world is showing its ready for and feels almost as if it should belong in a new genre shaped by her alone. Email How Rosalía Is Reinventing What It Means To Be A Global Pop Star Facebook The momentum the rising star has built in just a year in both Spanish and English language markets is quite impressive. She has been garnering a diverse, growing group of music fans, including other musicians. She worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams and J Balvin; “Brillo” is featured on Balvin’s hugely popular Latin GRAMMY-nominated album Vibras.Other musicians such as James Blake and Dua Lipa have noticed her as well and are on her growing list of fans—Lipa shouted her out when we asked her who she wanted to collaborate with a few weeks back. Rosalía told Pitchfork how “working with Pharrell was a dream….Collaborations like that are where you come up with sounds that maybe you wouldn’t have found otherwise.” The future looks bright for the young, innovative singer—keep reading to get a taste of her sound and style.”Malamente”Rosalía released “Malamente” as the lead single from El Mal Querer, and the music world has paid attention; the music video has 29.8 million views on YouTube to date. It is a great introduction to Rosalía and her sound, with flamenco-inspired clapping, or palmas, over a catchy, electronic beat and a mix of both haunting vocals and spoken word; her singing and clapping is interspersed at several points with an echoing repeat of words “mira,” or look—indeed the world is.She recently addressed the personal and cultural significance of the video’s visuals themes, like the motorcycle “bullfight”— a controversial subject in Spain, as bullfighting was banned in Catalonia in 2010 and later overturned by the Spanish government in 2016 for reasons of “cultural heritage.” Her aim was for the video to reflect traditional and modern elements of her Spanish culture, as she does in her music by having Nico Mendez, the director of both videos (“Malamente” and “Pienso en tu Mirá”), “visually translating this musical idea, which is about tradition but also about experimentation, with the current sound of electronic music. So on one hand it has this classic side, and on the other this current and transgressive vision.” she explained to Billboard. “I told him I wanted to do a video that had to do with Spanish iconography, with all of the images that make up our culture.””Pienso en tu Mirá”This song also features a steady dose of palmas, which play a part in much of her music. The video features more artist references to her Spanish heritage, semi-trucks, which were a regular feature of the industrial suburb she grew up in, a bull mounted on the wall, a miniature singing flamenco girl in the style of a Lladró, cermamic figurines made (and popular) in Spain. In her videos we get a taste of the star’s edgy, hip fashion sense, which is at times very street-style inspired and at others almost VIP-entrance-to-the-club ready. The young star is an artist and experimenter in all senses of both words.”[For this new album] I felt that I wanted to experiment with electronic music, to develop an idea that I´d had since I was 17. The idea of flamenco and sampling. Because electronic music forms part of my background. I wanted to develop a project that had the voice at the forefront, a lot of harmonies, very rhythmic, nothing like Los Ángeles,” she said.”Catalina””Catalina” is the one single she released from Los Ángeles and gives you a taste of her sound on that album, with a somewhat more traditional take on flamenco, without electronic sounds. She describes her experimentation on the album as focused mainly on playing with the way the guitar is used, with both the sharp chords of the guitar and her piercing vocals shining through on this song, offering a sample of a slightly more “pure” flamenco version of Rosalía’s music.”That folklore is part of who I am, and that’s the key: I don’t want to lose my roots. I think that’s what gives you your identity,” Rosalía said. “Rather than trying to adhere to some kind of global pop standard, it’s much more interesting to look to my roots and to the popular music of where I’m from. Not now or ever will I put flamenco aside.”19th Latin GRAMMY Awards: 19 Things You Didn’t KnowRead more Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star how-rosalia-reinventing-what-it-means-be-global-pop-star The 25-year-old is from Sant Esteve Sesrovires, a suburb of Barcelona in the Catalonia region in Spain. She began studying music since age 13, the same age she first fell in love with traditional Spanish flamenco music. She learned flamenco formally at the Taller de Músics in Barcelona, which only accepts one student a year, and received a degree from the Catalunya College of Music, where she developed the concept for her latest album as her graduate thesis.Music clearly runs through Rosalía’s veins, and her desire to perfect her art and make it her own is admirable. Reflecting on the first time she heard flamenco, “It was like getting pierced by an arrow—it was the purest thing I had ever heard,” feeling called to the sound and later realizing, as she told Pitchfork, “I have the power to communicate something, and I’d like to develop that. This is what I want to do with my life.”She co-produced both of her albums and released her debut, Los Ángeles, on Feb. 10, 2017, when the buzz began, even resulting in a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2017 Latin GRAMMY Awards. On May 29 she released the lead single “Malamente” for her sophomore album El Mal Querer, which just dropped on Nov. 2, and the excitement around Rosalía has only continued to build, in Spain and far beyond.This year she is in the running for five Latin GRAMMYs, the second-most nominated artist behind reggaeton king J Balvin, even though nominations went out before her second album was released, with just its lead single eligible for consideration. Pointing to the record’s wide appeal, “Malamente” is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Urban Fusion/Performance, Best Alternative Song and Best Short Form Music Video. News i’m downnnnnnnn 💖💖💖 @DUALIPA https://t.co/vCxhfnpuEJ— R O S A L Í A (@rosaliavt) October 7, 2018last_img read more


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first_imgAdvertisements of Paytm, a digital wallet company, are seen placed at stalls of roadside vegetable vendors in Mumbai, India, November 19, 2016.Reuters filePaytm is no longer just a mobile wallet company as founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma is pulling every possible string to make the company a one-stop shop for all retail and financial needs of Indians.Paytm, owned by One97 Communications, is now planning to launch services including mutual funds, general insurance, life insurance and a number of banking services via its payments bank.But why foray into mutual funds?”Wealth management business is the logical next vertical for Paytm to foray into after payments and banking,” Pravin Jadhav, the senior vice president at Paytm Money, told International Business Times India over an email.The company is likely to start mutual funds distribution business with the launch of its digital platform by the end of April. The distribution will be done through Paytm Money, the new wealth management unit of One97 Communications.Paytm Money is in discussions with asset management companies to offer direct mutual fund investments.The new app will offer investors mutual funds from 12 of the 15 largest asset management companies in the first phase. By August, it aims to increase that to around 25 fund houses.”Paytm Money will offer only direct plans of mutual fund schemes that will provide up to 1.5 percent higher returns than regular plans because of lower expense ratio and no hidden commission,” said Jadhav.Paytm aims to increase the penetration of mutual funds through its app at a time when products like systematic investment plans (SIPs) are gaining a lot of traction among the young retail investors.Despite the growing interest, only 28 percent of individual investors’ assets in mutual funds come from beyond the top 15 towns, according to the Association of Mutual Funds of India.Paytm aims to leverage this opportunity by creating awareness and easing mutual funds purchase.”Mutual fund industry today has about 15 million investors, we believe this number will double in next 3-4 years. We want to introduce wealth management products like mutual funds to Paytm’s 300+ million users,” said Jadhav.last_img read more


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first_imgA motorcyclist was killed in a road accident at Nawapara Bus Stand on Jessore-Khulna Highway in Abhaynagar upazila on Thursday afternoon.Police said Raju Sheikh, 36, son of late Tasir Uddin, hailing from Khulna district, was going to his home riding a motorcycle.When Raju reached Nawapara Bus Stand, a speeding truck knocked the motorcycle down, leaving him dead on the spot, said officer-in-charge of Nawapara highway police station Ataur Rahman. On information, police recovered the body and seized the killer truck, said the OC adding the driver and helper managed to flee.A case was filed.last_img


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first_imgThe Family Matters of Greater Washington will hold its Annual Awards Gala on May 21 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  The Gala will include live entertainment, a silent auction and live auction, and stirring testimonials from Family Matters clients. The event will also feature presentation of The John Theban Award for Meritorious Serve to Family Matters and The Mary Alice Stoddard Community Service Award. A minimal registration fee of $250 will be charged to cover event costs such as the open bar cocktail reception, 3-course meal including a surf and turf selection, and wine service during the meal. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more information, contact Cynthia A. Davis, Chief Development Officer, on 202-289-1510 ext. 188 or email cdavis@familymattersdc.org. For more information on the Annual Awards Gala, visit our event  page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/695632710534351/.last_img read more


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first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday raised questions over the evaluation of the answer scripts of History in the wake of a number of students who had scored 90 percent or above in Higher Secondary or its equivalent examinations getting less than 10 in the entrance test at Jadavpur University.”A number of students have approached me in the past few days who have secured less than 5 in the entrance examinations at JU. These students have bagged more than 80 percent or even 90 percent marks in History in the Board examinations. Even Granthan Sengupta, who came first in Higher Secondary examination, is among the students who have secured poor marks in JU’s History entrance test. Have the answer scripts been examined properly,” the minister questioned.He, who has always claimed that admission should be strictly on the basis of merit, was critical against a section of students who had agitated in the varsity demanding admission test for a number of days last month. “Now, I will ask those students who had agitated whether there has been transparency in the evaluation of the answer scripts in the entrance examination,” Chatterjee said.JU decided on Thursday that Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das will be acting as the Chairman of the admission committee of Jadavpur University and a fresh review of the History answer scripts will be conducted. Registrar Chiranjib Bhattacharjee will assist the V-C. The decision was taken after Dean of Arts Subhasish Biswas wrote to Vice-Chancellor Das praying resignation.”I strongly declare that the entire crisis which has taken place in the admission procedure of BA admission test in History of JU is due to my negligence of work and I am solely responsible for that… In the case of admission test in History, I detected an uneven marking after receiving many complaints,” Biswas’ self-declaration stated.A senior JU administrative official said Biswas’ resignation from the post of Dean of Arts has been accepted and he will no longer be involved in the admission process. “He is also the head of the History department. His resignation from this post is still under consideration,” the official added.A section of students had been demanding the resignation of Biswas in the wake of this crisis and had gheraoed Das and some other senior administrative officials on Wednesday. It was lifted in the wee hours on Thursday after Biswas tendered his resignation. The admission in the Arts subjects like International Relations, Bengali and English went off peacefully on Thursday with the majority of the seats getting occupied.last_img read more