Who says Jimmy Garoppolo can do no wrong? Certainly not former 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan, who ripped into the injured 49ers quarterback Monday night.McCloughan seemed bothered after ESPN’s cameras showed Garoppolo sitting in a Levi’s Stadium suite during the 49ers’ 27-23 loss to the Giants. Taking to Twitter, McCloughan wondered why Garoppolo wasn’t down on the field supporting his teammates.Why is Jimmy G in a suite when all his teammates are on the field fighting to get a W?— …
The days of SEO as the primary traffic driver to your website are over. Don’t get us wrong, organic search engine optimization isn’t about to disappear as a key traffic driver. And thankfully, Google AdWords is still going strong. However, recent technology trends enable a brave new world of marketing. Ignore them at your peril. Take real-time, for instance. The next generation of search, aggregation, notification and findability services are being developed using real-time technologies that enable users and machines to receive real-time updates. In a recent post, Robert Scoble said he would be better off curating news than actually attending the Apple launch! What? If you aren’t thinking about how real time, along with social networks, mobile and location-based services fits in your marketing plan, you’re missing an opportunity. Google’s Great, But Facebook RocksIn a recent post, ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick asked “Why is Google afraid of Facebook?” The answer is because social networking sites have become a key link in the search and information sharing value chain. You would have to be hiding out in a dark hole not to understand social media and the effect it has had on marketing the past couple of years – but surpass search? Oh, right, now I get it: These sites are an important information source for everyone. Importantly, friends’ recommendations are key.Mobile is Better Google’s VP of product development recently stated that, “with all the capabilities these phones that are coming out have – like GPS, cameras – we think there is the potential to actually make this mobile Web better than the PC Web.” That is a profound statement for marketing managers. A mobile phone experience better than the web? If you haven’t bought yourself a smart phone like iPhone or Android, we suggest you go out and grab one. Mobile applications are proliferating like rabbits. What would be better than to be first to market and offer your customers an exceptional product experience while on the go.Perfect product placementLocation-based services mean the ability to market right outside your front door is happening now. ReadWriteWeb’s Frederic Lardinois reported in June 2009 that 1 in 3 smart phone owners use location based services. Take this simple example. You’re in Vail, you just finished 8 hours on the mountain and now you’re looking for the perfect apres ski location. You’re walking down the Mall, you take your iPhone out of your pocket and ta-da! Buy one-get-one-free margaritas at Las Margaritas. You’re standing right outside. Perfect product placement. And now you can talk about the restaurant and broadcast it immediately to all your friends.If you aren’t listening to the conversation, you better start. There are numerous listening applications available to get you started in your pursuit to join the conversation and get a handle on positive as well as negative feedback on your product or brand. A simple saved search in Twitter can go along way.All these trends have a profound impact on how we market to our website guests at ReadWriteWeb. Not only do we have to understand search engine optimization, but the opportunities offered by social media marketing, the new capabilities and possibilities offered by mobile, geolocation, augmented reality and real-time notification and information sharing. One seems to becoming just as important as the next.If you don’t understand these technology trends as a marketer, you better get out while the getting is good. Enabled by technology, 2010 is already a watershed year for new ways to reach your customers.Want to know more about the real-time Web?Read ReadWriteWeb’s report, The Real-Time Web and its Future.Photo by Clix. elyssa pallai Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Trends#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts
The front page of Wednesday’s Saamana — the Shiv Sena mouthpiece — criticised the BJP for forcing President’s Rule on Maharashtra. “We will not give Shiv Sena what was decided and not form the government either — this stance by BJP has betrayed the State,” it said. Saamana’s editorial likened the BJP to Duryodhana, who in the Mahabharata refuses to give the Pandavas their share of kingdom, which leads to the Kurukshetra war. The editorial also likened the Sena to Neelkanth, the name lord Shiva got after drinking poison that came out while churning for nectar. The editorial said, in this case, the Sena drank the poison served by the BJP. ‘Mandate for both’The editorial said, “Even if horse trading has not started in Maharashtra, steps are being taken towards it and President’s Rule is one such attempt. Those who are calling this an insult of the mandate should understand that the mandate was for both parties and their policies. But they [BJP] were not ready to listen and that is why we had to take this step.“Why are we being blamed now? Had the BJP kept its word, this situation would not have arisen. We will see what is to be done with Congress-NCP. The BJP should not rejoice. There is a political tangle, yes, but it will be resolved soon.“What sort of law is this that gives BJP 15 days to act, but Shiv Sena only gets 24 hours? Many MLAs were in their constituencies or out of the State and we were asked to bring their signatures. This is an abuse of the system.”Governor criticisedThe editorial also hit out at the Governor. “Some people are happy that a government is not being formed in Maharashtra. You should be happy to fulfill your promise, not in pushing Maharashtra under President’s Rule. But people are witnessing everything. The Governor is always of the ruling party, but at least he should act independently, follow the Constitution,” the editorial said.“In this situation, Congress-NCP will also run their horses, there is no doubt. Those questioning this alliance, what happened to their ideals when the BJP tied up with PDP in Kashmir and Nitish Kumar in Bihar? “Even in Bihar, the mandate was for Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad, but instead the BJP formed government with Mr. Kumar. Now, we are worried about him,” the editorial said, while hoping for a stable government in Maharashtra soon.
MOST READ The 31-year-old believes he can bring back success to a club who have not lifted a trophy since winning the FA Cup in 1995.The former England captain is of the view that he can continue to enjoy success back at his first club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m not coming into a retirement home,” said Rooney at his unveiling to the press on Monday.“I want to play, win and be successful. I feel good. I’m not fit at the moment but that will build up in the next few weeks. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Manager Ronald Koeman does not expect Rooney to shoulder the burden of replacing the 25 goals that Lukaku scored in the league last season –- but says his team have to find a way to replace those goals.“We had a great striker like Romelu scoring 25 goals last season, but we needed more players with more productivity,” said Koeman.“It’s what we need to improve. I’d rather have several players scoring 10 goals. Wayne can bring that to the team.“The experience of Wayne is really important to bring over to the rest of the players.“He is an example for the younger players. I think we have missed a player like Wayne to have that experience in the team.“So far we are doing good business and you will see in the next weeks, maybe we will do more.”Rooney may be happy to have returned to the club he supported as a boy but his family too are ecstatic. “My eldest lad was the happiest ever, I think, and also my Dad who’s Evertonian,” said Rooney.“He’s gone off to watch me for the last 13 years at Manchester and now he’ll have a five-minute drive to watch me play again so I think he’s really happy.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m excited. I think it’s the right time and I’m ready for it.”Rooney admitted in May he had become frustrated by a lack of game time at Old Trafford, where he made just 15 Premier League starts last season.Rooney hopes he can get more regular games at Goodison Park to secure a place in England’s World Cup squad next summer.The striker has lost both his place and the captaincy since Gareth Southgate took charge, and knows he faces a battle to get back into the side.However, he suggested he can only start to think about his country if he is playing well for his club.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Everton’s new signing, English striker Wayne Rooney poses for a photograph with his club shirt after giving a press conference at Goodison Park in Liverpool on July 10, 2017, following his move to Everton from Manchester United.Rooney, whose move comes after United announced they had agreed terms with Everton over buying striker Romelu Lukaku, will hope the switch revives his international career. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLISEngland’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney insists Everton is ‘not a retirement home’ after making an emotional return to Goodison Park.Rooney rejoined his boyhood club on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United where he was also the record goalscorer having broken another United icon Bobby Charlton’s mark last season.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m focused on Everton, playing well for Everton,” said Rooney, who appeared at his first major finals for England at Euro 2004 and scored four goals. “If I do that Gareth Southgate will have a decision to make, whether he puts me back in the squad or not.“Hopefully my performances are good enough for Everton and he won’t be able to ignore me if they are.”‘A special moment’Rooney was a nine-year-old spectator at Wembley the last time they won a trophy, beating Manchester United in the 1995 FA Cup final.The club have waited more than two decades for a follow-up, and Rooney believes it is time to end that wait.“You play football to try to win trophies and that’s what we want to do,” said Rooney.“We want to be successful and we know the right man to lead us to it. It’ll be incredible to win something with Everton.“I was at the FA Cup final in 1995 when we won that and to win a trophy with Everton would be a special moment.”Rooney faces the challenge of settling into a squad which is losing last season’s leading scorer Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United in a £75m deal. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cavs sign free agent guard Jose Calderon El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View comments
Chin music versus the kings of tweak could be an ideal way to describe India’s Super Eights clash with Australia here on Friday. In the build-up to the game, Australian pacer Pat Cummins spoke about serving up the short-pitched stuff to the famed Indian batting line-up, but that’s as predictable as MS Dhoni opting for more spinners to counter the threat of the pace-loving Aussies.Dhoni did, however, go against his norm on Thursday when he declared at the prematch press conference that he would be playing five specialist bowlers. That means one of the two biggest guns of the batting line-up – Virender Sehwag or Yuvraj Singh – will have to sit out.”We most probably will play with five bowlers, but the combination will depend on conditions and the wicket, which will be a fresh one. Definitely it’s one of the toughest decisions I’ve taken so far, but we have to see what fits the combination the best,” said Dhoni.The game will be the second of the day on the pitch, and it won’t be a stretch to imagine Dhoni going in with two seamers and all three specialist spinners in the squad – offies R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh and leg-spinner Piyush Chawla. That means a toss-up between the out-of-form Zaheer Khan and Lakshmipathy Balaji, unless the skipper sticks to the three pacers and two spinners combination that worked wonders against England on Sunday.Irfan Pathan will be the key man, since he will have to live up to his ‘allrounder’ tag and shoulder the responsibility of the main medium-pacer and the seventh batsman.advertisementAustralia already have that luxury in the form of Shane Watson, who has come up with man-of-the-match-winning efforts in both their group games.Watson has played the role of the senior seamer to perfection, getting key wickets and complementing the young Cummins and Mitchell Starc with the new ball.With the bat, he has been his usual destructive self, and David Warner has joined him in giving the team flying starts.Michael Hussey’s presence at one-drop is reassuring, but if the Indians do make early inroads into their line-up, the Aussies might rue the lack of experience and time in the middle.India have history stacked against them. Since lifting the inaugural trophy in 2007, they haven’t won a single Super Eights game, losing all six matches in the 2009 and 2010 tournaments in England and West Indies respectively.But things look different this time around. The spinners are in good form, as are most of the batsmen, and the Premadasa wicket is expected to turn a bit, handing the advantage to the Men in Blue.With Group 2 looking by far the tougher one to qualify from, given that all the teams finished unbeaten in the league stage, an early victory will give either team the upper hand and confidence for the rest of the games.And the choices India make on the team selection front might turn out to be the biggest factor in the match.India vs Australia, Live from Colombo, on STAR Cricket from 7:30 pm
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Genoa coach Prandelli wants more after defeating Atalantaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa coach Cesare Prandelli is demanding more from his players after their 3-1 win over Atalanta.Atalanta had two players sent off on the day.Prandelli said, “We wanted the win, and I think I can say we deserved it,” said Prandelli, in an interview with Radio Rai. “We played against a strong team that has been working together for years.”It was an exhausting game in which we had to give a lot, but we did a good job in countering them. The lads did really well.”I sincerely hope we can build on this victory, because this group has the potential to do that.”
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the Government is committed to supporting farmers in the event a hurricane should hit Jamaica.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Hutchinson said the Government would assist farmers if they suffer any loss of crops or livestock due to a hurricane.“We’ve always had a programme where we assist farmers in getting them back on the ground, those that do get damaged,” the Minister added.He emphasised that assistance is usually channeled through community based organizations, so it is imperative that farmers align themselves to groups to be able to access the help.“We [at the Ministry] are now looking to have a structure in place where all farmers are a part of an organization. Once you have that, the funds [will be channeled] through the organization where they are able to identify the genuine farmers who have suffered damage,” he explained.In the meanwhile, Mr. Hutchinson is encouraging all farmers to ensure they are registered for the Agricultural Business Information System (ABIS), because in the event Jamaica is under any hurricane threat, this is the means utilized by the Ministry to put farmers on high alert.
The Academy of Country Music announces the addition of ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a 2-day outdoor music festival during The Week Vegas Goes Country leading up to the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS on April 7, 2013.The ACM Party for a Cause Festival features a line-up of performances by country’s top hit makers and some of this year’s ACM Award nominees, all in the name of raising awareness and funds for a variety of charities. Donations on behalf of Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and ACM Lifting Lives will be made to the charities represented during this celebratory weekend for fans.Friday’s line-up will be sponsored by Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America. In its second year, Outnumber Hunger is a program that helps fight hunger in local communities by helping Feeding America secure meals for its network of local food banks. Concert attendees will have the opportunity to help secure meals for Feeding America through special on-site activities. Saturday will be hosted by Kix Brooks and will include a presentation of charitable donations to the military-inspired non-profit organizations Wounded Warrior Project, Folds of Honor and Nellis Air Force Base Youth Education Programs.Scheduled to appear on Friday, April 5th is headliner The Band Perry, along with performers Greg Bates, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. Scheduled for Saturday, April 6th is headliner Dierks Bentley, along with performers Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band and Love and Theft. The full schedule for THE ACM EXPERIENCE and tickets for Party for a Cause, as well as room and ticket packages, are available here through The Orleans Hotel and Casino or by calling 800-675-3267.“Party for a Cause Festival is adding another layer to THE ACM EXPERIENCE for fans to celebrate country music, as well as learn more about these very deserving organizations. The Academy has a long history of supporting charitable causes, and we’re honored to be partnering with Big Machine Label Group and these talented artists for such a worthy endeavor,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of The Academy of Country Music.The festival is part of THE ACM EXPERIENCE, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event including the free-to-the-public ACM EXPO, the ACM Party for a Cause Festival and much more, to be held April 5-April 7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The events will culminate in the already-announced ACM Fan Jam, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013.THE ACM EXPERIENCE will take place in conjunction with The Week Vegas Goes Country, that includes the main event, the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s top talent and the industry’s hottest emerging talent, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.For updates on The ACM Experience, the ACM Awards and all Academy events, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.