zoomImage by WMN Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a group company of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), has received orders for two large, high-speed ferries from compatriot transportation company Shin Nihonkai Ferry.To be constructed at the Tategami Main Plant of MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, the vessels are scheduled for completion and delivery in 2021.With a gross tonnage of 15,400 tons, each of the two newbuilds will be 222.5 meters long and 25 meters wide. What is more, each of them will have a capacity of 268 passengers, 154 trucks and 30 passenger cars.A new optimal hull type would improve energy efficiency by 6% compared to the running vessel, according to the shipbuilder.The ferry pair would also be equipped with scrubbers for the four main engines and three electric generators to control airborne emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) in order to comply with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap which is entering into force in all marine areas from 2020.As the “modal shift” from on-land to marine transport is progressing in the Japanese transportation economy, the demand for domestic ferries and RoRo vessels grows accompanying enlargement of capacity.To meet this demand, MHI would in Nagasaki consolidate organizational structure to build those type of ships and in Shimonoseki enlarge capacity of building facilities such as anchoring piers and cranes.
Kolkata: Trinamool MP Nusrat Jahan says so-called “cow vigilantes” have turned Lord Ram’s name into a murder cry and has appreciated members of civil society groups speaking up for human life.”There are numerous incidents of citizens being attacked by so-called ‘cow vigilantes’ over rumours of eating beef or cow-smuggling, etc. The government’s selective silence and inaction hit us hard. Lynch mobs have actually turned Lord Ram’s name into a murder cry,” Jahan said in a tweet. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to the actress-turned MP, mob lynching criminals “are nothing but enemies of our country and are terrorists”. In an open letter, Jahan has urged fellow citizens to raise their voice as “hate crimes and mob-lynchings are on a steep rise in our country”. She mentioned that the period 2014-19 has recorded the most number of hate crimes against Muslims, Dalits and other minorities. “2019 by now has witnessed more than 11 hate crimes and 4 deaths. They are all minorities and suppressed,” she wrote. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayExpressing astonishment about the silence of the government, Jahan said: “The Hon’ble Supreme Court last year on July 17 has called on the government to come up with a law to tackle these horrendous acts of mobocracy. But the government is silent”. “As a young MP, representing new age secular India, I request this Government and all lawmakers to frame a law to stop such assaults on democracy by mob-lynchers,” she added. Jahan ended the letter with the poet Muhammad Iqbal’s lines Mazhab nahi sikhata aapas mein bair rakhna (Religion does not teach us to bear ill-will among ourselves). With agency inputs
TORONTO – Peter Mansbridge ended his run as CBC’s main anchor Saturday saying he wasn’t a “fan of long goodbyes”, but was a “fan of long thank yous.”“I thank the people that I work with,” Mansbridge said as he wrapped up CBC’s coverage of Canada 150 celebrations in Ottawa on Saturday.“I have been extremely lucky over all this time to have worked in this place,” he said. “It has been just a fabulous experience.”Earlier in the day Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped by where Mansbridge was broadcasting in Ottawa and paid tribute to the veteran anchor.“Thank you for being a steady hand and a steady voice for us always through the years, we’re going to miss you,” Trudeau told Mansbridge.Mansbridge anchored CBC’s “The National” for the final time Friday, saying it has been “quite the ride.”“Thanks for watching all these years, it’s been quite the ride for me, but always a privilege to be a part of bringing the national story home to you from wherever that story may be,” said Mansbridge at the end of the hour-long show. “I can only hope you found it worthwhile, too. Goodbye.”Mansbridge, 68, said in an interview this week that he didn’t intend to make a big fuss of his last appearance on the flagship newscast as anchor.Mansbridge revealed his retirement plans last year. The CBC has not yet indicated how it will replace him.The network ran a tribute to Mansbridge’s 50-year career in a segment broadcast on Thursday’s “The National” and has been paying tribute to him in some of its other programs during the past week.Mansbridge has anchored the newscast since his predecessor Knowlton Nash stepped down in 1988.
Cairo — Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi Sunday backed Saudi Arabia’s rejection of a seat on the UN Security Council, saying the diplomatic body had failed in its responsibility towards the Arab world.Arabi told reporters that Saudi Arabia was right to object to the Security Council’s management methods and the fact that it failed in its responsibility to secure international peace, “which it is not doing at all.”He said Arab states, including Palestine and Syria, were the worst affected by the Security Council’s weakness in the last six decades. His remarks come a day after Arab nations urged Saudi Arabia to reverse its decision to reject a seat on the 15-nation Security Council.Arab ambassadors to the UN said it was crucial for Saudi Arabia to represent the Arab and Muslim world on the council “at this important and historical stage, specifically for the Middle East region.”Saudi Arabia won a prized two-year seat on the Security Council on Thursday, but a day later Riyadh said it would not take it up because of the world body’s “double standards” on Syria and other Middle East hotspots.“Work mechanisms and double-standards on the Security Council prevent it from carrying out its duties and assuming its responsibilities in keeping world peace,” the Saudi foreign ministry said, calling for reforms of the council.Many diplomats and analysts have said the Saudi protest was a message to the United States that it wanted a tougher stance on Syria and was angry that Washington had opened contacts with Tehran, a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
A former LTTE cadre was reported to have made the allegation that several former LTTE cadres were injected with poison before being released into society after being rehabilitated.The issue was later discussed at the Northern Provincial Council and Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran sought US assistance to investigate the issue but the US had turned down the request. The army today reiterated the allegation that several rehabilitated LTTE cadres were poisoned is false.Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces – West said that the allegation is a “diabolical lie” and that there is no evidence to back the claims. He said that the rehabilitation process was accepted by international agencies so the allegation that the former LTTE cadres were poisoned during rehabilitation was false. The Northern Province Chief Minister later said that he has advised doctors in the North to look into the issue and submit a report.The Government had said earlier it was prepared to investigate the allegations that former LTTE cadres were injected with poison if the details of such former LTTE cadres is submitted to the relevant authorities. (Colombo Gazette) Ranasinghe, who headed the rehabilitation unit, said that former LTTE cadres were given full rehabilitation and were released back into society.
Team-leadership.jpg What does it take for a large organization to pull off a cloud voice migration project involving dozens of sites, such as the initiative I oversaw last year for a Fortune 500 company? I’d say that it takes leadership, teamwork, and experience. Nothing can replace experience. But it’s not just any experience — it’s the right type of experience. Attend Enterprise Connect the week of March 18 in Orlando, Fla., for more advice on navigating cloud migrations. Check out the conference program here, and register now using the code NJPOSTS to save $200 off the cost of attendance. You probably wouldn’t want to hire a C++ coder to lead your voice migrations. Instead, you’d want to make certain your candidate has experience coordinating with multiple carriers, working MAC tickets, plotting return on investment, managing vendors, writing technical documents, and handling helpdesk tickets from end users. You’d also want someone who is articulate and patient, but motivated, too. And on the flip side, you’d do well to avoid an introvert. There are times when you’re going to need team members to pick up the phone and call a few strangers. The ideal person to lead a large, multisite company migration to cloud-based voice isn’t a project manager. This isn’t a project that can be broken down into tasks and assigned to various groups, because cloud-based voice service isn’t the sum of its parts. Cloud-based VoIP is more like a total solution with a life of its own that can be molded into different shapes and forms to meet the needs of an enterprise. These requirements may seem like a lot, but participating in a project of any magnitude will demand all of them.Over many years, I’ve seen teamwork either devolve into drama-filled soap operas or evolve into well- oiled machines. I believe the human spirit is highly influenced by leaders. Dragging people down is easy, but lifting people up doesn’t require much more effort or skill. Toll-Free Tools, Not Given So Freely Darin Ward June 06, 2019 If you don’t have access to a self-service portal, ask again… and again! Adapting Smartphone Sound Just for You Darin Ward July 03, 2019 A tip from the trenches on tuning audio quality for Samsung devices This is the final post in this four-part series. For my earlier posts, see:How I Upgraded 50 Facilities to Cloud-Based Voice1 Year, 50 Sites: Lessons Learned in Cloud VoIP ProjectCloud VoIP: Look for Unintended Benefits The key to finding someone with the traits I’ve listed is to identify someone who has passion and excitement about cloud voice migration and wants to teach others how to navigate a large project like this successfully. If you can find someone who wants to mentor others, you probably have found a leader for your team. The ideal candidate to lead an endeavor of this scope should have years of IT experience, ideally in both voice and data. This person should be humble. Capable of listening to the troops, energetic and motivated enough to get dirty and work in the trenches, and able to identify the team’s strengths and weaknesses. This leader will hold others accountable, give direction with confidence, articulate enough to present to all types of audiences, and persist in seeing the process to completion. This person will also remain close to the business to ensure the solution is the right fit and remains fiscally sound. Log in or register to post comments A good leader is as precious as a gold nugget. Good leaders are able to adapt to various audiences, motivate reluctant participants, articulate clearly (and sometimes redundantly with patience), be flexible, delegate and trust, see potential trouble coming, and understand strategy and see the big picture. And, perhaps more important than anything else, a good leader leads by example — and works harder than anyone else. We all know that motivation and positivity are important, so I won’t preach about that. Where I sometimes find teamwork lacking is between departments. For instance, if the telecommunications and network engineering departments aren’t in alignment, teamwork will suffer. If this is the case, the blame lies squarely on upper management, not the team members. The technology from both departments are married together as one and must operate as a cohesive force. If there’s a rift between these department heads at your organization, don’t launch a large-scale VoIP enterprise project. Audit Your POTS Line, Save Money! Darin Ward August 05, 2019 Individually, those old POTS lines don’t cost much… but boy can they add up. See All in Enterprise Insider » 1 Year, 50 Sites: Lessons Learned in Cloud VoIP Project Darin Ward January 03, 2019 Second in a multipart series: The good, bad, and ugly… expect to see it all in a cloud migration. Tags:News & Viewscloud migrationVoIPCloud VoiceEnterprise InsiderBest PracticesCareersCloud CommunicationsDigital TransformationEnterprise Connect Articles You Might Like From EC19 Mainstage Direct to You: Hear from Your Peers Beth Schultz March 21, 2019 In panels large and small, plus a keynote address, enterprise IT professionals share their goals, concerns, and vision for communications and collaboration in their businesses.
Three people are facing charges after a massive amount of powerful prescription drugs were seized from a home In early October, members of the Guns, Gangs, and Grows Unit began investigating a man they believed was selling drugs from his home on Barbican Trail in St. Catharines. Police say the man was arrested on October 19 after he conducted a “drug transaction” at a different location on Carriage Rd.Investigators were granted search warrants to enter the man’s home and when they arrived, they found two women in the driveway. Police arrested the women and continued to search the home. Officer found $58,123 worth of Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, Codeine, and Fentanyl. They also seized $6300 in cash believed to be proceeds of crime. Joseph Ishkhanian, 76, Whitley Sacco, 26, and Brook Bridgman, 36, are all facing drug related charges.
Jordi Ribera, once Ademar Leon head coach, and now Brazil’s head coach has given the list of 16 players that he counts on at the upcoming World Championship 2013 in Spain. The biggest star is Ademar Leon’s Felipe Borges, and for the January-scheduled event the list is the following:Goalkeepers: Cesar Augusto de Almeida (EC Pinheiros-SP), Luiz Ricardo do Nascimento.Pivots: Alexandro Pozzer (EC Pinheiros-SP), Vinícius Santos Teixeira (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP).Backs: Arthur Malburg Patrianova (EC Pinheiros-SP), Fernando José Pacheco Filho (EC Pinheiros-SP), Guilherme Valadão Gama (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Gustavo Nakamura Cardoso (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Oswaldo Maestro Guimarães (EC Pinheiros-SP) e Thiagus Petrus (Naturhouse La Rioja – Spain) Diogo Kent Hubner (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Thiago Roberto Torres dos Santos (TCC/Unitau/Unimed/Tarumã/Taubaté-SP).Wings: Fábio Rocha Chiuffa (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Felipe Borges (Reale Ademar León – Spain), Gil Vicente de Paes Pires (TCC/Unitau/Unimed/Tarumã/Taubaté-SP), Lucas Benedito Cândido (TCC/Unitau/Unimed/Tarumã/Taubaté-SP). borgescardosofelipe borgesgamaguimaraespachecopatrianovaribera ← Previous Story KIF Kolding lose Hundstrup for three months, Kim Andersson banned for two games Next Story → Flensburg smash Kiel in “eternal derby”!
Microsoft has been enjoying a growing amount of income from the Android platform purely through license deals and royalty payments from companies who actually use the mobile operating system.In fact, it seems to have become a bit too easy for Microsoft of late. They wait for a hardware manufacturer to release an Android device, get in touch and point out the patents being violated, show them a list of other high profile companies that already pay them for using Android, and wait for the signature and new revenue stream.That Android cash cow could be about to get shot for being lame, though. Barnes & Noble, who offer the Nook and Nook Tablet, has decided Microsoft’s advances for Android royalties aren’t valid and will fight them in court. The problem for Microsoft is, they seem to have a pretty rock solid case against them.The two arguments B&N are using include the fact it believes Microsoft is extending the patents beyond their reasonable scope in order to catch Android in their net. And secondly, B&N has provided over 100 examples of prior art, which the company believes invalidates Microsoft’s patents for Android.Producing a couple of examples or prior art may put the argument on shaky ground, but over 100 makes it look like there is something seriously amiss with the patents Microsoft is relying upon for its royalties. It also helps that the prior art claims don’t just relate to one of Microsoft’s patents, they relate to five, including:Remote retrieval and display management of electronic documentSystem provided child window controlsLoading status in a hypermedia browser having a limited available display areaSelection handles in editing electronic documentsMethod and apparatus for capturing and rendering annotationsB&N is sure to win some influential fans by taking this stand, in particular Google will be watching this fight closely. We just have to wait and see what the judge in the case decides, and whether Microsoft has another set of patents kept in reserve in case this ever happened and they lose a case.Read more at InfoWorld and the B&N Supplemental Notice of Prior Art (PDF)
A Woodland man is alive thanks to a sprinkler head in the kitchen of his apartment, fire officials said.Firefighters were called to the La Casa De San Juan Diego Apartments, 125 S. Pekin Road, in Woodland at about 9:20 a.m. on Sunday for a fire alarm, Clark County Fire & Rescue division chief Tim Dawdy said.A man had come home from work, put some grease on the stove to start cooking and fell asleep in the living room when the fire broke out, Dawdy said.By the time crews arrived, however, the sprinkler had put out the fire, stopping it from spreading further than the kitchen, he said. Firefighters helped clean up the mess when they got there.Dawdy said that fires like this one have resulted in injury and even become deadly, but that thanks to this sprinkler head, the man in the residence wasn’t even displaced. Fire officials said that a single sprinkler head kept a fire at a Woodland apartment from spreading and becoming deadly. (Clark County Fire & Rescue)
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI June 17, 2017 — Former Education Minister Josephine Connolly claims the reason offered by Premier Sharlene Robinson for her dismissal is a smokescreen.Connolly was fired from her Cabinet post yesterday. The Premier has promised to speak with the media and public about the matter on Monday, but said in a statement that there have been “scathing attacks” against the her and the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) in recent weeks. Robinson also said that a family matter was being exploited for “personal and political gain.”In response, Connolly has denied the allegations. “The charges laid by the Premier against me are without any foundation or credence. I am of the firm view that the reasons given by the Premier were a smokescreen to hide the real reason,” she said. Connolly added that the allegations were false and that she was never allowed to formally defend herself.It is believed that the upset within the PDM began during disagreement on the treatment abroad policy of the National Health Insurance Plan, when a relative of Connolly needed off island emergency health care.Connolly pledged to remain loyal to the people of TCI as a member of the House of Assembly, however. “I was born in these Islands and I decided to enter into politics late in life because I felt I had something to offer, something to contribute, to my country and to my people. It was a dream come true to be your representative and your Minister and I cannot lie that I am bitterly disappointed that the opportunity to help my people has been taken away from me.”#MagneticMediaNews#JosephineConnollyFired TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, josephine connolly, Pdm, Premier Sharlene Robinson Recommended for you Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why
Last week, Liz Hare, program manager for the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Program (ASA/WISHH), traveled to Bogotá, Colombia to attend the “Soybeans: Socially Responsible and Sustainably Delicious” seminar sponsored by USSEC. The seminar was organized in conjunction with the Bogotá Laureles Rotary Club in Colombia and brought together various organizations working with soy dairy in the country.ASA/WISHH sponsored the attendance of Alvaro Bravo from the Pro-Nutrition Committee in Guatemala. This committee in Guatemala is comprised of five Guatemalan Rotary Clubs that are working to bring 200 soycows to the country. The Guatemalan soycows process U.S. soybeans into high-protein soymilk. At the conference, Hare met with USSEC representatives Nayeli Villanova and Belinda Pignotti.Some of Soybeans: Socially Responsible and Sustainably Delicious attendees (L-R) Dr. Pedro Rocha, Dr. Sergio Serna Saldivar, Nayeli Villanova, Belinda Pignotti, Dr. Nimbe Torres y Torres, Liz Hare and Alvaro Bravo.ASA/WISHH hopes to utilize USSEC expertise gained in Colombia to support this soy dairy initiative in Guatemala. While in Colombia, Hare also met with Joseph Lopez, Agricultural Counselor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to discuss USDA’s development activities in the country.
Police believe a white pick-up truck spotted near where the dog was found may be connected to the case, but police have not yet made any arrests.“Someone left this dog wounded, infected, malnourished, and dying in a cardboard box on the side of the road,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a reward of up to $5,000 to catch the person responsible. If you have any information, call City of Miami Police at (305) 579-6111.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – An animal rights group is offering a large reward after a South Florida woman discovered a severely-injured dog abandoned in a box.Elexus Theodore said she found the canine along Northeast 57th Street and Miami Place in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood on Nov. 30.When Theodore found the box on the side of the road, she said the dog inside was so badly malnourished and injured that she initially thought he was dead.While veterinarians tried to save his life, PETA says they determined he was suffering from severe brain swelling and brain damage in addition to the multiple infected lacerations around his neck and chest.Ultimately the decision was made to euthanize the dog due to the extent of his injuries. Doctors believe the dog had been neglected for some time. #Miami: This dog was found inside a cardboard box so malnourished & badly injured that he had to be euthanized 💔 RETWEET to help! pic.twitter.com/mzUqUrjW7D— PETA (@peta) December 7, 2017
MIAMI (WSVN) – One person was killed after they were hit by a truck in PortMiami.Police said the victim was driving a truck when they got out of their vehicle to talk to another driver in front of one of the terminals, Friday morning. It was then that the victim was hit by the tractor-trailer.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Officers are now investigating.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
After suffering full cardiac arrest at his Malibu, Calif., home, the Heartbreakers’ leader has passed awayNate HertweckGRAMMYs Oct 2, 2017 – 1:45 pm Rock icon Tom Petty has died. The three-time GRAMMY winner and 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year was rushed to the hospital after suffering full cardiac arrest at his Malibu, Calif., home on Oct. 1 and taken off life support the following day. Petty’s passing was confirmed by Tony Dimitriades, his longtime manager. He was 66 years old. Email Tom Petty, Rock And Roll Hero, Dies At 66 Born in Gainesville, Fla., in 1950, Petty idolized the Beatles and Elvis Presley as a young boy. In the early 1970s, Petty met his lifetime collaborators Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench and formed the blues-rock group Mudcrutch. When Mudcruch disbanded, Petty struck out on his own as a solo artist, but enlisted Campbell and Tench to play key roles in his backup band, the Heartbreakers.Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers broke onto the scene with their self-titled debut album later that year, which contained the ubiquitous hits “Breakdown” and “American Girl.” With the Heartbreakers, Petty scored hit after hit through the 1970s and ’80s, including “Listen To Her Heart,” “The Waiting,” “Refugee,” and Petty’s famous duet with Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.”In the late 1980s, Petty joined forces with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne to form the ultimate super group, the Traveling Wilburys. The group won a GRAMMY for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for 1989 for Traveling Wilburys Volume One, Petty’s first GRAMMY Award. An 18-time nominee, Petty went on to win two more GRAMMYs, one for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for 1995 for “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and another for Best Long Form Music Video for 2008 for the documentary Runnin’ Down A Dream.A Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Petty has charted albums in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 in each of his five decades as a recording artist. His most recent recording with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 2014’s Hypnotic Eye, entered at No. 1, his first career chart-topping album. Facebook Twitter Tom Petty Dies At 66 tom-petty-rock-and-roll-hero-dies-66 Earlier this year, Petty was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of his significant creative accomplishments, his career-long interest in defending artists’ rights and the charitable work he has undertaken throughout his career, which has notably focused on the homeless population in Los Angeles. The event raised a record $8.5 millon for MusiCares’ programs and services. The sad news of Petty’s death comes only days after Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers wrapped their successful 40th-anniversary tour with shows at venues such as the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The extensive tour took Petty and his band across the U.S. for what he told Rolling Stone earlier this year would likely be his last big tour. Throughout his long career, Petty exhilarated and inspired a generation of fans and artists alike. Petty’s unique voice, rebellious spirit and warm heart made him a true rock and roll hero whose influence on the music world as a songwriter, performer and philanthropist cannot be underestimated. He will be greatly missed.”It’s shocking, crushing news,” Dylan told Rolling Stone in a statement. “I thought the world of Tom. He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.””Tom was a true rock and roll purist, both in his music and his defiant spirit,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “With the Heartbreakers, his infectious riffs, rebellious personality, and inventive songwriting brought a new urgency to rock traditions and fueled a now legendary career and some of the most memorable music of the last four decades. In retrospect, we were so fortunate and privileged to pay tribute to Tom as the Recording Academy’s 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year, and honor his significant creative achievements, philanthropic efforts, and passion for defending musicians’ rights. Tom will be remembered as much for his humanity as his music.”Watch Tom Petty’s MusiCares Speech: Rock And Roll Empowers Youth https://twitter.com/tompetty/status/915072929120972801 News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 3, 2017 – 2:01 pm Recording Academy Remembers Tom Petty Read more
Police recovered the bodies of two young men from Brahmanbaria and Narisingdi districts on Sunday, reports UNB.In Brahmanbaria, police recovered the body of a young man seven days after he went missing in Titas river at Majlishpur in Sadar upazila on Sunday.Abdur Rahman, 32, son of Rasun Ali Mia of the same village, went missing on 31 December, according to locals.Locals found his body floating in the river around 12:00pm and informed police.Later, police recovered the body from the spot and sent it to Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital for autopsy, said Salim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Brahamanbaria Sadar police station.In Narsingdi, police recovered the throat-slit body of an unidentified young man from near Bashordirtek bridge at Akhalia village in Sadar upazila on Sunday.Officer-in-charge of Madhabadi police station Md Abu Taher Dewan said, on information, police recovered the body around 11:30am and sent it to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital for autopsy.
Typically when a console game has been out for a while its price starts to come down and several paid-for DLC packs are released in the months following release. Then we get the inevitable Game of the Year edition, which combines the original game and all the DLC for close to a full retail price once again.That’s not happening with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, though.The game launched back in February as a $60 title for PS3 and Xbox 360. It has since had two DLC packs released called Jetstream and Bladewolf. Instead of repackaging these, Konami has this week re-priced the original game at $29.99, while at the same time making both Jetstream and Bladewolf free to download on both consoles.The $29.99 price point makes this incredibly good value for anyone who hasn’t picked up the game yet. As well as the original content, there’s the VR Missions pack which was made available soon after launch (it originally formed a pre-order bonus consisting of 30 extra missions), then Jetstream adds a new campaign starring Samuel Rodrigues and five new bonus VR missions. Bladewolf also adds a new campaign this time starring robotic canine LQ-84i as well as a further five bonus VR missions.Konami has explained it decided to do this to get more people experiencing the game while at the same time extending the play time significantly. It also suggests that the publisher is using MGR: Revengeance as an experiment to see if a lower price point and free DLC actually brings in more revenue than re-releasing the game with DLC as a new pack, which requires some new investment.If the experiment works, expect Konami to repeat it with other titles and for other publishers to take note and possibly try the same thing. The only concern is gamers deciding to stop purchasing certain titles when they are new, instead waiting to see if they get cheaper and come with free DLC later on.
March 28, 2016 4 min read As any marathon runner will tell you, covering 26.2 miles is no easy task. Preparing for a race that grueling requires an abundance of time, willpower and commitment. You can’t train for it in a few days — or even a few weeks. But when you cross the finish line, you know that all the time you’ve invested pays off.Launching a digital marketing strategy is similar: It doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, if you think you’ll be able to see returns in a month, your projections will be all wrong, and a lot of things you should be doing (but aren’t) will end up looking like failures.Recently, my team encouraged a major fashion client to increase its Facebook ad budget. We understand the purchase cycle and cost per lead, and, like other marketers, have been seeing incredible results using Facebook to attract our clients’ target audiences online.Unfortunately, the fashion client preferred a “wait-and-see” approach and ultimately turned off certain ads after just two weeks. Two months later, when it became clear that those ads had ended up outperforming all of the client’s other advertising, it was too late: The brand had missed its window of opportunity.To avoid such a costly faux pas, use the following tips to determine how often your customers actually purchase your product or service. That way, you can better allocate time and money to your digital marketing strategies.Related: 10 Quick Tips to Help You Create Facebook Ads That Work1. Measure how long a purchase actually takes.Many entrepreneurs aren’t aware of the importance of purchase cycles. If your product costs $70, for instance, your purchase cycle will likely be more than a month long, which means you won’t see most of the money you’ll make until after that time frame.To better appreciate how long it takes for a good ad to perform, monitor how long it takes for someone to make a purchase, from the first time he or she visits your website. Citing our experience with Facebook ads, for example, we find that it typically takes two to four months to actually see a trend in results.The longer the purchase cycle, the more money you’ll need on the front end, so understanding this time line will help you estimate your cash needs up-front.2. Put a price on your leads.If you’re expecting direct responses from your digital marketing, you won’t be able to scale properly. To help you evaluate which strategies to pursue, you should first understand how much each lead is truly worth. (Try this tool if you need help.)You may be laser-focused on converting your site’s visitors into paying customers — each of which is worth, say, $100 to you — when it would be more lucrative to go after $10 email addresses, which have more direct response, quicker conversions and lower costs per lead. If so, you’ll likely want to optimize your efforts based on that strategy rather than on smaller-focus conversions.Related: Conversion Rates for the Most Popular Marketing Channels3. Redefine how you measure success.Once you understand how purchase cycles fit into your customer’s journey toward buying your product or service, you may have to start monitoring and measuring success differently. You can calculate the half-life to measure success, as opposed to thinking, “I just spent $300. Why didn’t I sell $300 in products today?”For example, if you know your purchase cycle averages 30 days, and you’ve made half of your money back after 30 days, you’re on track. Other long-term metrics to take note of include click-through and bounce rates, quality scores and time on site.Related: 16-Step Blueprint to Master Your Digital Marketing in 2016To run the digital marketing race, you not only have to train but to change the way you train. By working to understand purchase cycles and how they fit into your marketing time line, you’ll set your business up for success in the long run. The effort takes patience and a lot of commitment, but the waiting game will be well worth the race — if you can only wait until mile 26. Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
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