Voice Will Penetrate CRM in the Coming Years

first_imgIn the past few years, voice has become a core part of the consumer journey. It’s a utility that a growing number of people have come to count on throughout the course of their days. Voice-enabled assistants like Alexa (Amazon), Cortana (Microsoft) and Siri (Apple) perform tasks as varied as adding dates to calendars, turning on lights, setting reminders, playing music, and performing online searches.To be sure, voice is transforming the way we experience the internet.As a result, organizations have begun connecting their voice-communications systems to their customer-relationship strategies. They’ve realized that when it comes to resolving an issue or building a relationship, there’s nothing like the power of voice to help drive digital customer engagement.Advances in voice that will shape CX.In 2018, voice-enabled device sales reached 1 billion, meaning voice technology is already shaping consumer experiences, regardless of whether the consumers themselves realize it. For example, artificial intelligence-powered voice technology is fast becoming indispensable, with 71% of smart speaker owners using them daily. Nearly half of users perform product research using voice, with 43% using them for creating shopping lists.In time, this technology will become even smarter, as chatbots and virtual assistants become a more familiar part of the customer experience — even to the point of being able to understand the tone and cadence of one’s voice.With the rise of voice marketing, improved audio marketing will allow businesses to communicate with their audiences without having to actually visualize anything. These voice ads are highly contextual, creating “micro-moments” in which consumers can, say, order pizza for the big game or find a last-minute wedding shower gift.How voice impacts consumer interactionToday, in 2019, research shows that more than 40% of smart-speaker owners use them to search for products, further proving that voice technology is no longer a niche product. How does this affect a brand’s marketing? Well, the basics of ad copy have always been the same: Keep the message simple, direct, and short.Why? We can’t count on consumers — who want information fast — to read reams and reams of copy.The rise of voice will only reinforce this, making consumers even more reluctant to read long articles, how-to guides, or reviews. A brand that doesn’t provide consumers with the succinct information they want (via voice and audio) will quickly fall behind its competitors that do.Your content marketing strategy should guide you in deciding how to leverage voice response and how deeply to invest in it. To find out, ask yourself:Who is your target audience? Is it composed of cutting-edge early adopters? Smart-home enthusiasts? What else about them may make them likelier to engage with your brand using voice versus other platforms?Do you know how to ensure your content experience is valuable and relevant to these demographics?Do you know what results to expect?How will you determine how well you have succeeded?So is your brand voice-friendly? Below is a handful of ways to approach voice so that your brand is ready for the future:1. Have an active SEO voice strategy. Your website needs to hone its SEO efforts in the context of how people actually speak when they seek out information. People search differently when they pose their questions vocally.Voice queries are usually slightly longer than text searches and posed in the form of full questions, such as “where can I buy an umbrella nearby?” As such, it’s wise to incorporate some longer and more relevant keyword phrases.Because consumers are taken to the first result rather than to a results page, you should aim to be the top hit for each of your search terms, rather than just on the top page. This is starkly different from the traditional SEO strategy, in which you aim to be on the first page. With voice, you aren’t being heard if you aren’t number one.2. Consider your content. With the rise of voice comes the rise of audio, so it’s important that brands package up content for audio purposes — whether it’s website copy, newsletters, or anything else — and make it an integral part of your content management strategy.Create a Google action or Alexa skill, which allow voice assistants to react to user queries. For example, Nestlé created a skill called GoodNes that lets consumers, instead of reading a recipe, get cooking instructions provided to them via audio in addition to a visual guide.3. Focus on customer experience. Because Alexa and Google Assistant can differentiate between voices, they can provide insights about each user, ultimately giving you the chance to provide them with more personalized messages and content. Capital One, for example, has included a feature that allows consumers to pay their balances and track their spending using Alexa.The future of online commerce is here, and it has a voice. Brands that listen and work to incorporate audio elements into their marketing efforts will position themselves well for whatever developments come next. What say you? Nayani Vivekaandamorthy has a vibrant marketing mind and has built a successful career by focusing on technology, healthcare, and finance — all while building meaningful relationships and having fun. With This One Question, You’ll Never Need an Ic… Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Related Posts Tags:#AI#CRM#customer experience#voice#voice marketing The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Nayani VivekaandmorthyDirector of Business Development at RAPPlast_img read more

Nirupam Sen, veteran CPI(M) leader, passes away

first_imgNirupam Sen, senior CPI(M) leader, passed away at a Kolkata hospital in the early hours of Monday following a cardiac arrest, the hospital said. He was 72.The former commerce and industry minister of West Bengal (from 2001 to 2011) leaves behind wife, a son and a daughter.The body will be kept in a mortuary during the day and the final rites will be performed on Wednesday in Bardhaman, his hometown. The body will also be taken to CPI(M) party headquarters and the CITU office on Wednesday.“On Wednesday, Sen’s body will be taken to the CITU office here. After that it will be taken to the party’s State head quarters where people will be allowed to pay their last respects,” sources in the party said.Suffered from kidney ailmentsMr. Sen was impaired in 2013 after a health issue. In the past few years, he could be seen attending party events in a wheelchair.The former Polit Bureau member of the party had been on the life support system in the hospital after his health condition deteriorated in the early weeks of December. He had been critical since then.“Sen was fighting kidney ailments. He was impaired by a cerebral attack in 2013,” an official at the hospital said.Mr. Sen was the driving force behind attempts of industrialisation of the State in the last 10 years of the Left Front government led by former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.Born October 8, 1946, his political career began when he became a member of the CPI(M) during his student years. He became the district secretary of the Students Federation of India, students wing of the party in 1966.Though he started his career as a teacher, he became full-time member of the party in 1968. Mr. Sen was district secretary of Bardhaman district CPI(M) from 1989 to 1995. He became MLA from Bardhaman town in 1987, became central committee member of the party in 1998 and Polit Bureau member in 2008.CondolencesCPI (M) West Bengal’s official twitter handle said, “Red Salute Comrade Nirupam Sen. Long Live Comrade Nirupam Sen. He passed away at 5.10 am on Monday at a private hospital. The body will be kept at peace heaven in Kolkata today. Comrade Nirupam Sen’s last rites will be performed on Wednesday.”West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted out her condolences. “Saddened at the passing away of Nirupam Sen, former Minister of West Bengal. Condolences to his family and well wishers,” she said.CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury termed Mr. Sen a dedicated Communist.”Lal Salam, Comrade Nirupam Sen. We lost him this morning. A dedicated Communist, who devoted his entire life to the cause of the working class and the peasantry. He served in various capacities including as a member, Polit Bureau and a senior Minister in Left Front governments,” Mr Yechury tweeted.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Congress team to assess Naga pact situation leaves Imphal

first_imgA six-member Congress team that arrived on Sunday afternoon left Imphal on Monday morning. The team is visiting a few northeastern States to study the situation arising out of the Naga agreement and other related issues. The members will visit Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh where the people have the same apprehension. The team was formed under the instruction of AICC president Sonia Gandhi.Jairam Ramesh, MP and former Minister, who led the team, said that while welcoming peace talks, the Congress would not remain silent if the agreements hurt the interests of the northeastern States. “The solution should not be at the cost of other sections of the people”, Mr. Ramesh said.Also read: Why have the Naga peace talks stumbled?Former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi said, “If the appeasement policy is for one particular community only, the Congress party shall not remain silent”.  Meanwhile, the 11 leaders of COCOMI, an apex body of five social organisations, had a protracted meeting with Chief Minister N. Biren on Sunday night. Taking to reporters, Sunil Karam, a leader of the COCOMI, said: “We had demanded a special Assembly session to discuss the agreement between the Centre and the NSCN(IM)”.The activists said that it was yet to be seen whether the Biren government translated the assurance into action.Meanwhile, huge numbers of people took out torchlight processions on Sunday night demanding that the Naga agreement should not affect the integrity and unity in Manipur. A large number of security personnel have been brought to Manipur from Tripura and other States to cope with possible mass protests in the State. A background to the Naga accordVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0002:1702:17  center_img A background to the Naga accordlast_img read more

Supreme Court appoints Lt General Ravi Thodge as 3rd member of Committee of Administrators

first_imgThe Supreme Court named Lt. General Ravi Thodge as the third member of the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators. Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji are the only two members left of the CoA which was appointed in January 2017 to implement the reforms recommended by the Lodha Panel.However, over the last two years, the original four-member Committee of Administrators was reduced to two members. Cricket historian Ramachandra Guha and Vikram Limaye stepped down from CoA even as Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Edulji, former India women’s cricket captain, continued in their positions.Recently, Rai and Edulji have had several differences in opinions. The two have sparred over sexual harassment case against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the appointment of the Indian women’s cricket team coach and the Hardik Pandya Pandya-KL Rahul case.On Thursday, the Supreme Court also asked Rai and Edulji to not make their differences public.On Wednesday, sources confirmed to India Today that CoA chief Vinod Rai has asked Johri to write to ICC asking the world governing body to keep Pakistan out of the World Cup. There were then reports that Edulji was opposed to this move before she clarified that was not the case.”There are no differences between the COA members on the issue. We will be meeting on Friday after which a collective decision will be taken taking into account all factors,” Edulji said.The top court bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre also appointed Justice Jain as Ombudsman after all the lawyers representing different parties agreed on his name out of the six suggested by amicus curiae P.S. Narasimha.advertisement”We…appoint…Justice D.K. Jain, a former judge of this court, as the first Ombudsman under Article 40 of Chapter IX of the Constitution of the BCCI framed by this court vide order dated 9.8.2018. …Justice D.K. Jain shall assume charge of the office as early as possible. P.S. Narasimha, amicus curiae, may settle all terms relating to the functioning of the newly-appointed Ombudsman,” the court said in its order.Also Read | Supreme Court tells Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji to not go public over differencesAlso Read | Diana Edulji denies differences with Vinod Rai on ousting Pakistan from Cricket World CupAlso Read | BCCI removes Pakistan cricket related memorabilia from its headquartersAlso Read | Retired SC Justice DK Jain appointed BCCI Ombudsman, to decide Hardik-Rahul futurelast_img read more

2021 4-Star DE Landyn Watson Announces Commitment

first_img This for you Granny…🙏🏽 COMMITTED… #LandOfWatson #KnowYourself 414➡️512➡️225 pic.twitter.com/N0IiWji8WX— Landyn Watson 💭 (@landynwatson) July 29, 2019The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Watson is the No. 11 weak-side defensive end in the 2021 class and the 33rd-ranked junior in the state of Texas, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The 176th-rated prospect in the 2021 cycle, Watson is the first commitment for LSU for 2021.Currently, the Tigers are near the top of the 2020 class rankings. LSU players warming up before playing Auburn.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: The LSU Tigers warm up before a game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)One of the top defensive ends in the 2021 class made an early commitment tonight. Landyn Watson is LSU-bound.The Hutto (Tex.) four-star product announced his commitment to the Tigers this evening, choosing LSU over Baylor, Colorado, Texas A&M, Houston and others.Watson made it official with a post on Twitter.“I’ve dreamt of playing football at the next level since I was 6,” he wrote. “I’ve put in countless hours of hard work and dedication to be in this position today. With that being said I am proud to announce that I am committed to Louisiana State University.”last_img read more

$1.33 Billion to Implement NIDS in 2019/2020

first_img The allocation has been set aside in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The Government will be spending $1.33 billion to implement the National Identification System (NIDS) in the 2019/2020 fiscal year. The Government will be spending $1.33 billion to implement the National Identification System (NIDS) in the 2019/2020 fiscal year.The allocation has been set aside in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The money will be used to commence piloting of NIDS with public-sector employees and continue the recruitment of key NIDS staff for the Project Enforcement Unit (PEU), in the Office of the Prime Minister.It will also go towards the continuation of the NIDS communication campaign; completing the digitisation of the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) records; and procuring hardware and software to establish necessary hosting and enrolment sites.Up to December 2018 under the project, key NIDS staff had been recruited for the PEU; and a NIDS Public Engagement Portal had been developed and launched.In addition, NIDS hosting, production and enrolment sites had been identified and workstations approved; and the National Identification and Registration Bill was approved and the Regulations developed.The project, which is being implemented by the Office of the Prime Minister, seeks to establish a unique identification number for individuals and develop a secure, efficient and reliable database of all Jamaican citizens.It is being funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project is slated to end in November, 2023. The money will be used to commence piloting of NIDS with public-sector employees and continue the recruitment of key NIDS staff for the Project Enforcement Unit (PEU), in the Office of the Prime Minister. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Michaelle Jean loses bid to hold onto job as Francophonie secretary general

first_imgYEREVAN, Armenia – Without even her home country supporting her, Michaelle Jean failed in her bid for a second term as secretary general of la Francophonie Friday as members chose Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo.Three days after his government withdrew its support for Jean, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted the move was not part of a deal to advance Canada’s bid for a United Nations Security Council seat in 2020.“We supported the Rwandan candidate when it was clear that there was a consensus on the part of the African countries, and therefore of la Francophonie,” Trudeau told a news conference as the two-day Francophonie summit closed in the Armenian capital. He praised Jean for her “excellent work” as secretary general.He acknowledged, however, that Canada’s support for Mushikiwabo could prove beneficial at the UN.“We have worked with Africa for a long time, and we continue to work with Africa on many issues, including this request that we have been making for several years for support for the Security Council,” he said. While the Francophonie and UN campaigns coincided, “they are not directly connected,” he added.Mushikiwabo had the backing of France and many African Union countries going into the summit. But in a final attempt to sway the 54 voting members Thursday, Jean warned that rights and democracy shouldn’t take a back seat to partisan ambitions.“Are we ready to accept that international organizations are used for partisan purposes?” Jean asked. “Are we ready to accept that democracy, rights and freedoms are reduced to mere words, that we make them meaningless in the name of realpolitik?”It was a veiled criticism of her only opponent for the job, whose government has been accused of abusing democratic rights and freedom of the press. Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, was elected with nearly 99 per cent of the votes in 2017.Trudeau said he had a “frank and direct” discussion about human rights when he met Kagame at the summit Thursday. He said the countries of la Francophonie have “different levels of democracy and different levels of success in the defence of their citizens’ rights.”Named to the post in 2014, Jean was the first secretary general not to come from Africa since the position was created in 1997.Mushikiwabo hailed the return of an African to the office. She said she does not intend to make major changes to the direction of the organization, but she promised more transparency in Francophonie spending.Jean had been dogged by stories of excessive spending and questionable expenses during her mandate.Mushikiwabo did not name Jean in her acceptance speech, but she said “each bill spent is important” and no expense should be taken lightly.Jean spoke briefly Friday, saying she was happy to have advanced the organization of French-speaking nations on the international stage during her time.After a four-year term marked by controversy, the former governor general was considered a long shot for a second stint, but she refused to withdraw her candidacy even as support dwindled.In an interview with The Canadian Press Friday, Kagame pushed back against Jean’s criticism of his country. He said Jean came across as bitter and angry, considering a consensus had formed backing Mushikiwabo.“I think it was outright wrong,” Kagame said. “To tell people who’ve made a choice that they are wrong — that it should be her and not everyone else — in that way, I think it displays the problem.”For Universite de Montreal researcher Jocelyn Coulon, the tense battle over the secretary general post should serve as a lesson to the organization.“The process of selection and appointment of the secretary general is in crisis, as demonstrated by the psychodrama the organization was plunged into for a week,” said Coulon, who was an adviser to former global affairs minister Stephane Dion.“It must be reformed to make it more transparent, which will give more credibility to the person elected.”last_img read more

Maternal mortality in Eastern Europe Central Asia halved but still high –

12 November 2009The number of women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia dying from complications in childbirth and pregnancy has been slashed by more than half over the last 10 years, participants at a high-level United Nations gathering in Istanbul heard today. Despite cutting maternal mortality rates from 51 per 100,000 live births to 24, a recent UN Population Fund (UNFPA) progress report noted that many women in vulnerable groups remain at risk. In response, decision-makers and government officials from 20 countries attending the UNFPA meeting in Istanbul pledged to step up the fight against needless deaths and suffering resulting from pregnancy and childbirth. “Women who are poor, young, migrants, refugees and those living in remote rural areas do not have sufficient access to much-needed sexual and reproductive health services,” UNFPA Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Thea Fierens told delegates at the opening of the two-day meeting on maternal health and universal access to reproductive health.In a statement of commitment issued late last night, delegates at the meeting recognized that investment in the health and rights of women is “smart” economics and that family planning is one of the most cost-effective investments in reducing the maternal deaths that continue to affect the region. The UNFPA report said that in the last 15 years, the number of induced abortions has dropped from 1,049 per 1,000 live births to 493, and contraceptive use by women has increased, yet the region still has one of the highest abortion rates in the world.The report noted that in many countries in the region, there is limited access to modern contraception and other reproductive health products. In addition, the quality of antenatal coverage and skilled birth assistance varies widely depending on whether women live in rural areas, their level of education, their age or socio-economic status. “Investing in access to voluntary family planning and modern contraception is one of the most cost-effective ways for countries to make progress,” said Ms. Fierens. “Proper access to contraceptives not only saves lives, reduces the number of abortions and promotes equality, it is also a cost-effective investment and sound economics.” read more

More agricultural investment vital to combat hunger in AsiaPacific says UN official

7 July 2010The Asia-Pacific region – home to two-thirds of the world’s one billion malnourished people – must see growth in agricultural investment to tackle the hunger challenge, a senior United Nations official stressed today. The number of hungry people in Asia and the Pacific climbed by more than 60 million in 2009 to 642 million, Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said in a video message to an investment forum in Manila, Philippines.“The sheer magnitude of food insecurity is the result of the low priority that has been given to agriculture in economic development policies,” he said, citing the plummeting share of agriculture in official development assistance (ODA) from just under 20 per cent in 1980 to 5 per cent today.Currently, agriculture accounts for 11 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Asia-Pacific’s developing countries and more than half of total employment.“In view of the critical dependence of this region’s people on agriculture for their food security, it is encouraging to note that the long-standing neglect of agriculture is finally being reversed,” Mr. Diouf stated in his address to the event, co-hosted by FAO, the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).The commitment made last year in Italy and again recently in Canada by the leaders of the so-called Group of Eight (G8) industrialized countries to boost resources for food security and agriculture is “a step in the right direction, provided that it is implemented effectively and rapidly,” he added.A recent FAO report warned that global food prices could climb by as much as 40 per cent in the coming decade, as the global population continues to surge.The Agriculture Outlook 2010-19 anticipates that wheat and coarse grain prices could jump to levels of between 15 and 40 per cent higher than they were between 1997 and 2006, while vegetable oil and dairy prices are also projected to rise by more than 40 per cent.Spikes in livestock prices are not expected to be as marked, even in the face of rising global demand for meat which is set to outpace demand for other commodities as some segments of the population in emerging economies alter their dietary habits due to increased wealth.“The role of developing countries in international markets is growing quickly, and as their impact grows, their policies also have an increasing bearing on conditions in global markets,” Mr. Diouf said at the report’s launch last month in Rome.As a result, these nations’ role and contribution is global policy is crucial, he stressed, urging a more global scope to discussions on fighting hunger and malnutrition. read more

Manitoba pork farmers scramble to contain virus thats fatal for piglets

by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 10, 2017 10:27 am MDT Last Updated Jul 11, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Farmers in Manitoba, Canada’s third-largest pork producing province, are scrambling to contain a mysterious outbreak of a rapidly spreading virus that’s deadly to piglets and threatens to harm their industry.Since May 2, porcine epidemic diarrhea has hit 51 pork operations in the province, housing about 20 per cent of the province’s sows as well as hundreds of thousands of young pigs.“It caught us off-guard,” Andrew Dickson, general manager of the Manitoba Pork Council, said Monday.“We had a total of 10 cases in three years, so that’s what’s throwing us off for a loop … What happened this year that we’ve suddenly got 50?”He said the virus has so far been contained to about a half-hour’s drive radius surrounding Steinbach, southeast of Winnipeg, and farmers are doing what they can — including reviewing biosecurity measures, equipment and clothing — to stop it from spreading.Although it doesn’t pose a threat to human health or food, porcine epidemic diarrhea is almost always fatal for pigs under three weeks of age due to dehydration.Dickson said trucks that ship swine to the U.S. used to have to be cleaned in Manitoba, where he says the process is more thorough than it is south of the border. But that requirement has been lifted, and he believes that may be a possible cause behind the outbreak.“I’m not going to say it’s caused all of them, but it doesn’t help knowing that some of these trailers may be coming back not clean, or been infected,” he said.Dickson said he has called on the federal government to put the requirement back in place and is hopeful it’s listening.Maria Kubacki, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, said late Monday that the requirement to clean trucks in the U.S. is meant to prevent the entry of diseases that are in the U.S. but not Canada, and that on-farm biosecurity measures are the best line of defence to prevent the spread of the virus.Kubacki said there are discussions between the federal and Manitoba governments to examine all possible options when it comes to regulations.Megan Bergman, Manitoba’s chief veterinary officer, said that while there haven’t been cases of the virus directly tied to trailers, the province still encourages operators to wash trailers again in Canada because they can’t be sure how well they’ve been cleaned in the U.S.She said it would make sense to require trailers coming back to Canada be washed with the high-temperature water and heat drying used here that helps sanitize them.“It allows us to have that extra layer of security to be able to use these facilities in Canada. So certainly we believe that would be a tool in our toolbox, if we can limit the amount of washing that occurs in the U.S.”Bergman said the province and industry have also set up buffer zones around the affected farms and created a disease management group to share information and co-ordinate efforts.She said the province has also been helping with the mental health issues that come with widespread diseases.“The impact on individual producers and their farms can be very devastating.”According to the CFIA, the first confirmed case of the virus in Canada was in January 2014, in Ontario, just as an outbreak swept through the U.S., killing more than eight million piglets.Since then, the virus has also been reported in Quebec and Prince Edward Island. Manitoba pork farmers scramble to contain virus that’s fatal for piglets Pigs are seen in this file photo from April, 2009. Manitoba pork farmers are scrambling to contain a virus that’s deadly to piglets and is rapidly spreading. Andrew Dickson, general manager of the Manitoba Pork Council, says 51 pork operations are dealing with porcine epidemic diarrhea, up from about 40 a week ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz read more

Badgers backs run wild on OSU

The Wisconsin offensive line “did a great job protecting and showing, obviously, the run and then passing,” said defensive lineman Dexter Larimore. “But the bottom line is that our D-line didn’t give enough pressure and we, as a defense, didn’t collaborate on third down and get off the field.” Despite the defensive struggles, both Tressel and Heyward said that Wisconsin hadn’t done anything outside of the ordinary, nothing that they hadn’t prepared for. “If I had to bet (what they did on offense) wasn’t anything too earth-shattering, just excellent execution,” Tressel said. “This was probably a lot of their base package.” OSU special teams continued to give up valuable points when David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a Badger touchdown. It sparked a horrendous first half for the Buckeyes. With 10 minutes left in the second quarter, OSU held the Badgers from within the 5-yard line for two downs before giving up a 1-yard touchdown to Clay, putting the Badgers up 21-0. After two field goal attempts, the Buckeyes headed to the locker room down 21-3. The defense improved in the second half as the Buckeyes outscored the Badgers by five points, but their efforts were in vain. “To Wisconsin’s credit, when it got to (21-18), they stepped up and kept that 10-point cushion on us the rest of the second half and they came up with the win,” Tressel said. The state of Wisconsin is known for its cheese, but it was Ohio State’s defense on Saturday that looked like a block of Swiss: full of holes for Badger running back John Clay. The senior racked up 104 yards in Saturday’s game, which Wisconsin won 31-18. In last year’s matchup at Ohio Stadium, Clay had 59 yards on 20 carries against the Buckeyes, but after just one quarter in Camp Randall, he had already racked up 71 yards, including a touchdown to put the Badgers up 14-0 early in the game. “Football is a game of execution,” OSU coach Jim Tressel said. “It’s one thing to talk about football, it’s another thing to draw it up on the board, and the big thing is to execute. They executed.” Senior captain and defensive lineman Cameron Heyward attributed Clay’s success in part to the line’s failure to execute defensively. “They did a pretty good job,” Heyward said. “But we didn’t do a good job of executing as well. But you’ve got to tip your hats off to them, they played their butts off.” After giving up 184 total yards on the ground to the Badgers, Heyward took much of the blame. “We have to learn from our mistakes.” Heyward said. “I didn’t perform as well as I wanted to, I take this loss very personally. If there is ever a finger to be pointed it’s at me. As a leader of this defense I think it starts up front and I don’t think we did a good job at all.” The final nail in the defense’s coffin came after quarterback Terrelle Pryor and the Buckeye offense had brought the team within three of the Badgers. Wisconsin had the ball on the OSU 12-yard line and Badgers’ running back James White scored to put Wisconsin up 28-18. read more

Pete Dunne off PROGRESS shows this weekend due to injury

first_img Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Google+ Pinterest Dwayne Johnson WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Prince Harry’s Big Heart And The Invictus Games Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Facebook LeBron James Can’t Have “Taco Tuesday” Videos Articles WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne has been pulled from this weekend’s PROGRESS shows that are taking place in the United States, tonight in Queens and on Sunday in Boston, due to an injury sustained at the Battle Club Pro indie event on Friday in Brooklyn.Dunne was busted open hardway during his match in the main event of the show and afterwards received 11 staples in the back of his head to close the wound.PROGRESS owner Jim Smallman posted the following video on Saturday confirming that Dunne was not going to be medically cleared to compete due to the injury, but would still appear on both PROGRESS shows.IMPORTANT: Co-owner @jimsmallman with an update on today and tomorrow. We are still going to CRUSH this. pic.twitter.com/SkJdW0gaMW— PROGRESS Wrestling (@ThisIs_Progress) August 12, 2017Dunne was scheduled to defend the WWE UK Championship on the PROGRESS show tonight against WWE star Gentleman Jack Gallagher. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of conventionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:20/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 35.20%0:03Remaining Time -1:17 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver WWE announces King of the Ring quarterfinal matches for this Monday on RAW Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Man Paramotors Right By A Cable Carlast_img read more

Local designer showcase Couve Couture returns

first_imgParis, London, Milan, New York … the Couve?Local fans of fashion can rejoice at the revival of Couve Couture, Vancouver’s flashy show that puts a spotlight on Southwest Washington fashion designers. After two years of dormancy, organizers are breathing life into the runway again — this time at the Vancouver Barracks on the Fort Vancouver National Site, and spanning two days instead of one. “It’s a great visual experience. If for anything, just to be in the midst of the runway music, the lights coming down and the fashion coming down the runway,” said event founder and designer in this year’s show, Alisa Tetreault. “It’s a really cool experience.”What’s new?Six designers — including Tetreault and co-founder Brett Allred — will showcase their creations on 28 models twice on April 13, in a new feature adding a matinee show and evening show at the Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. On the second day, designers and other fashion-oriented artisans will show off their creations at a Fashion Marketplace at the Red Cross Building, 605 Barnes Road, in a new partnership with Night Market Vancouver. “Knowing that we do have limitations, this is the first year that we’re doing a matinee and an evening show, which actually allows us to have 380 attendees per show giving us a total of 760,” said Tetreault, who also owns the small boutique shop called Most Everything Vintage, 815 Washington St.last_img read more

Pep Guardiola happy with Jesus performance

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted being more than happy with Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus’ performances this season.Gabriel has netted one goal during this season as well as featured in several games from the bench, however, City boss believes he couldn’t be happier with his contribution to the team.“He is happy,” said the boss via Man City’s official website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“His performances are very good. His movement, his high pressing is excellent and he works very hard, but he is still young and of course, he has areas he can improve o“We are going to help him in final third and he has desire to improve – we will help him in training with that.”Jesus made his senior debut for Brazil in September 2016. Following 21 caps win and netting seven goals at youth level, which includes reaching the final of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup and winning an Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.last_img read more

Kristin Gaspar on her Congressional run and being a woman in politics

first_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 5:40 PM KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 21, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Kristin Gaspar FacebookTwittercenter_img March 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFormer Mayor of Encinitas and current chair of the San Diego Board of Supervisors Kristin Gaspar joined us on set at Coasterra to speak about a variety of topics.Gaspar shared her opinions on topics like being a woman in politics and winning, her Board of Supervisors position, and her future Congressional run. Kristin Gaspar on her Congressional run and being a woman in politicslast_img read more

3 kids aided locally in child prostitution raids

first_imgWASHINGTON — Declaring child prostitution a “persistent threat” in America, the FBI said Monday that authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps in a three-day sweep in 76 cities.More than a dozen state, local and federal agencies in the Vancouver-Portland area searched for individuals profiting from the sexual exploitation of children under Operation Cross Country last week.The FBI credits these local agencies for participating in the operation:o Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.o Vancouver Police Department.Authorities, working with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, conducted the operation Friday and Saturday and recovered three children, including a baby, in the Vancouver-Portland area. Thirteen adults, likely to face prostitution charges, along with four pimps and a suspected fifth were also arrested.Farther north, three children were recovered and nine adults arrested by authorities in the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett area through the nationally coordinated operation.Each child was provided with counseling, mental health services, medical assistance, housing and advocacy resources by law enforcement and social service providers, according to a news release from the FBI’s Portland division.The young people in the roundup, almost all of them girls, ranged in age from 13 to 17.The largest numbers of children rescued in the operation were in San Francisco, Detroit, Milwaukee, Denver and New Orleans.The operation was conducted under the FBI’s decade-long Innocence Lost National Initiative. The latest rescues and arrests were the largest such enforcement action to date.last_img read more

Terror Lake hydroelectric project expansion gets the goahead

first_imgKEA proposed diversion. (Courtesy of KEA)The Kodiak Electric Association received a permit to start its Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project expansion, which would increase the lake’s clean energy production.Listen nowPart of the project includes construction through federal land, which requires a lengthy permitting process with some steps KEA called “duplicative.”It had started on a legislative path to try to speed up that process, but KEA President and CEO Darron Scott said an agreement between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reached the same goal.“We actually a while back started the process with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and they worked together with FERC to kind of come together on some of the process as well, some of the permitting process, to kinda streamline the time on that, and with all that, we recently got our right of way permit with U.S. Fish and Wildlife,” Scott said.According to legislative documents, FERC and Fish & Wildlife entered a Memorandum of Understanding for FERC to take the lead on that permitting process and avoid duplication.KEA plans to divert two streams in the Upper Hidden Basin into the reservoir through a 1.2-mile tunnel under Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge land.Scott said the expansion would help meet Kodiak’s growing population and energy needs.“This gives Terror Lake about 25 percent more energy than it had before, so this should provide us [with] several years for load growth as we see electrical loads growing in the town, and it’s renewable and keeps us in that renewable, near-100 percent renewable portfolio that we have, which has been incredibly successful for our town,” Scott said.Scott said KEA will put the project out to bid in the fall and line up contracts in the winter. He said construction should start next summer, and they hope to complete the project in two years, but it could easily take three.last_img read more

Is Culbersons Congressional Seat Vulnerable in 2018

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Abner FletcherConstituents speak with Congressman CulbersonSeveral congressmen are now under scrutiny for possible insider trading, including Houston Republican Rep. John Culberson. In 2018, he’s seeking a 10th term serving District 7. Earlier this year, Culberson was one of several elected officials who bought stock in an Australian biotech firm just as the price soared. The company’s stock tanked in June. One congressman is under review and more could be added, but that’s not Culberson’s only headache.His seat, District 7, is also attracting an unusually high level of national interest. It’s one of 23 districts in the country that elected Republicans to Congress in 2016 but also voted for Hillary Clinton.Democrats are already lining up around the block to challenge Culberson. Seven have campaign websites.At the Harris County Democratic Party headquarters, volunteer Neil Aquino made phone calls to District 7 voters about Culberson’s support for the GOP health care bill. Aquino didn’t have a hard time convincing one voter over the phone.“I know he’s terrible, ma’am, I know it,” he said. “We’re going to keep at him and see if we can help him see the light, or maybe get a better congressman next November- November of ’18.”Aquino hopes the health care bill will send voters to the polls, but Harris County Republican Party Chair Paul Simpson said Democrats eyeing the seat are overly optimistic.“The race in Georgia was a perfect example of that, a district very similar to the congressional District 7 here,” he said. “Democrats believed that they could win that election.”A campaign spokeswoman for Culberson said the congressman doesn’t mind the abnormally crowded field and is “more than ready to face Nancy Pelosi’s handpicked liberal nominee.” 00:00 /01:16 Listen Sharelast_img read more

Xbox One finally won a month in sales

first_imgIGN’s Daily Fix breaks down that, hey, Microsoft’s Xbox One finally won a month in sales. Despite trailing far behind Sony’s PS4 in terms of pure sales numbers, the Microsoft’s console is picking up a bit of steam. This could either be because console agnostics who already have a PS4 are now picking up its competitor, or because the Xbox One is getting the occasional system mover, such as the timed year-long exclusive that is the new Tomb Raider.IGN attributes Halo 5‘s launch to the successful Xbox One sales month.The Daily Fix also goes on to discuss Fallout 4’s crazy shipment and sales numbers, which we discussed here, and also broke down FF7’s own Cloud as an addition to Nintendo’s current Smash Bros. lineup. Will the addition be too little too late, or will Cloud’s reemergence on a Nintendo console spark rumors of Final Fantasy’s big-budget return to a Nintendo console? Only time will tell.Check out the above Daily Fix for more.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | February 06, 2012 VuCOMP Receives FDA Approval for Mammography Computer-Aided Detection System February 6, 2012 — A developer of computer-aided detection (CAD) systems for automatic analysis of medical imagery, VuCOMP, Inc. announced premarket approval (PMA) of M-Vu, a cutting-edge CAD system for film mammography. M-Vu is indicated for use in screening mammography to identify areas consistent with breast cancer for radiologist review after completing an initial read. This is the first new mammography CAD system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2007. A reader study performed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill proved that physicians were more effective at reading mammograms when using the M-Vu CAD system. Etta Pisano, M.D., primary investigator for the study, said, “Physicians using M-Vu demonstrated a significant increase in their ability to discriminate between cancer and non-cancer. This is an exciting advancement for mammography CAD.” “We are very pleased with the approval of M-Vu for film-screen mammography and are excited to turn our focus toward providing a digital version in the near future,” said Jeff Wehnes, president and CEO, VuCOMP, Inc.For more information: www.vucomp.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more