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  • The Leeds United v Chelsea quiz

    first_imgTest your knowledge ahead of tonight’s cup game by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-101] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Rams open exhibition season against Raiders, with both teams eyeing new homes

    first_imgThe Oakland Raiders glitzy new stadium in Las Vegas is still a year away from opening, so the Rams will visit the venue affectionately referred to by some as “The Black Hole” for their first exhibition game of 2019 Saturday night in Oakland.The Rams and Raiders have something of a vagabond existence in common, both playing in temporary homes while their new, multi-billion-dollar stadiums are being constructed, both franchises having fled Southern California in 1995 – the Raiders returning to …last_img read more

  • le Tour de Geocaching — arc de triomphe (GC18TKN) — Geocache of the Week

    first_imgThe Arc de Triomphe. Photo by geocacher H20 de Mer.As this is being written, cyclists are pedaling their way through France, racing through 2115 miles (3404 km) of countryside. Racers travel from all over the world to take part in this race. Despite recent controversies, the Tour de France is still one of the top physical challenges faced by cyclists. This year’s race ends with a loop around the Arc de Triomphe, right by this week’s Geocache of the Week.Finally found it! Photo by geocacher Stillroaming.While the full Tour de France is an extreme mental and physical challenge, this geocache is only a difficulty 1.5, terrain 1, so training anything but your geosense and stealth skills won’t be necessary. The geocache, aptly named Arc de Triomphe (GC18TKN), brings you to a spot with breathtaking views of the Champs-Élysées, the Tour de France (if you’re there on the right day), and of course, the Arc de Triomph.The geocache creator, pacuso, made sure to meet two criteria for this geocache, “interesting location and/or great camouflage.” This geocache was placed in 2008. During that time, pacuso says, “Paris was lacking of stashes on touristic places, so I decided to fix that! Apparently 3518 visitors agreed.” Of the many visitors to earn their smiley for this geocache, geocacher Stone Raiders had this to say, “First find in France! Great location and excellent hiding place.”The geocacher/Tour de France cyclist, Jens Voigt. Photo from his Twitter account.If you’re near GZ when the Tour de France is there, there are two things to keep in mind. One, a wish from the geocache owner, “I just hope that geocachers won’t try to run in front of the “peloton” (the group of cyclists) to go log it!!” And two, keep an eye out for Jens Voigt, a cyclist competing in the race who also happens to be an avid geocacher. Maybe after the race, you can find this geocache with him.Some cyclists competing in the Tour de France may find that the mental challenge is more difficult, while others may think it’s all about the physical challenge. When you’re out geocaching, which challenge (mental or physical) is harder to overcome? Tell us why in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] with your Friends:More SharePrint Relatedlast_img read more

  • Group Messaging: Why Now?

    first_imgIf 2010 was the year of location-based services, then 2011 is certainly the year of group messaging. With a slew of new group messaging apps dominating this year’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, the big questions have been why now and why not Facebook or Twitter? The answer, it seems, could be very simple. Group messaging apps do something that sites like Facebook and Twitter don’t – they take away the magic and the guesswork and provide a blunt instrument for communicating with small groups of people using both data and text messaging.Last week, I moderated a panel on group messaging and one of my first questions was, “Why now?” The only real answer I got, however, was that smartphone adoption had reached a level where group messaging had become feasible. And that makes sense – SMS technology isn’t able to function in the same way, whereas smartphones can mix data and SMS and act as hubs for group communication. Smartphones, by using data, also bypass absurdly overpriced text messaging fees. I don’t know about you, but I still refuse to pay an extra $20 a month for unlimited text messages.The question, in my mind, then became “Why is it so popular now?” Of course, I like talking with my friends, but don’t I have a million tools to do this already? The two most obvious examples of this would be Facebook and Twitter. But both lack in some very specific ways, as do many other services of their kind, that opened up the space for this onslaught of group messaging apps. How Facebook and Twitter Fail at Group MessagingIn the case of Twitter, we find a tool that is not truly built for conversation. At its core, it was built as a way to update the Web through SMS, so while mobile communication lies at its core, group communication does not. The @reply and the hashtag were user-created functions that tried to solve the issue of communicating with other users. But they only sort of work. If you try to have a Twitter conversation with multiple people, you quickly find that you’re running out of space for your message as you tack on new names to include in the conversation. There are still only 140 characters. Twitter is also inherently public and the only way to make communication private is to either send direct messages to other individual users or to close off your follower network entirely. On average, Twitter is best as a broadcast tool and secondly as a tool for one-on-one interaction, not as a group communication tool.So, Twitter’s out. What about Facebook? Facebook is for communicating with your friends, right? There are a couple issues for Facebook in this realm, which the company is likely trying to address with the recent acquisition of leading group messaging app Beluga. When it comes to Facebook, there are a few distinct ways to communicate with friends and groups. There is the status update, the message (which it recently combined with chat and SMS, to attempt to address this very issue) and then the group-specific update and message. In terms of the status update, there is something very key getting in the way – magic. When you put up a status update, you have no idea who will see it on the other end. Ask “Anyone want to go out on the town tonight?” in a status update and you’re likely to get a response from that kid you knew in high school, your bored friend who lives in another state and your cousin. Facebook also introduced a “Groups” feature last fall to address this issue, but it’s more topically-focused and static than most group communication requires. As for messages, Facebook announced an entirely new and entirely confusing messaging system last fall that is supposed to seamlessly connect users across devices, whether laptop, tablet, smartphone or feature phone. Four months later, and still not all users have the new system. Beyond that, Facebook still manages to confuse its users with the idea of whether or not their friends are online or offline. Never mind the fact the little “online” or “idle” icon seems to have little to no bearing on whether or not your friend is present, but it also seems to indicate that we need to change our method of communication based on what it says. Suddenly we need to consider whether or not the user on the other end is at a computer currently or not, when really it doesn’t matter. Facebook is trying to fix this with its new system, but still it has different words and slightly different definitions for forms of on-site communication that only confuse the issue. Do I want to “chat” or “message” you? Yes. Chatting is messaging, just faster. But messaging can involve multiple people, while Facebook’s chat is only one-on-one. Confused yet? Group Messaging: Interruptive, Mobile & Un-MagicalEnter group messaging apps like Beluga, GroupMe, Kik, Fast Society and slew of other apps hitting the market as we speak. Group messaging apps simply assume that you are engaging in a real-time and asynchronous communication. Group messaging apps make it simple to communicate with the people you want to communicate with. There is no magic involved. There is no algorithm. You’re not throwing a message into a bottle to see who finds it on the other end – you’re sending out a message that will arrive as an interruptive SMS or push notification on the phone in all your friends’ pockets, wherever they may be. You’re quickly creating and reorganizing social circles, on the go, according to the situation. And that communication is as private (or public, as with GroupMe’s “joinable” groups) as you want it to be. And even your SMS-only, feature phone toting friends can play along.Until now, we’ve dealt with large-scale social networks and the communication within has been largely public and imprecise. On the converse, it has been too precise, only properly functioning for one-on-one messaging or more static, topically focused grouping. Group messaging sneaks in beneath and finds a way quickly into our pockets and our daily lives.Of course, this realm of new apps has taken off quicker with techies and early adopter types, but get ready for the oncoming mainstream explosion. Last year’s location-based apps took explanation and still haven’t gone mainstream. Sharing your location with the general public can be scary. Sharing your thoughts and ideas, your location and your pictures, with small groups of friends is the exact opposite. It’s natural, it’s friendly and it’s going to be huge. mike melanson Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Analysis#conferences#Facebook#NYT#SXSW 2011#twitter#web last_img read more

  • Taking Control of the Sales Process

    first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Sometimes it takes a massive change to produce better sales results. It might take a major overhaul of what you do and how you’re doing it. But sometimes small changes can have a major impact on your sales results. You might be doing most everything right, but something relatively minor causes serious problems, like losing control of the sales process and extending your sales cycle time.Here are two small changes that can give you back control over your sales process, shorten your sales cycle time, and allow you to create more value throughout the process.Linking Commitments to CommitmentsSales managers and sales leaders complain about persistently long sales cycles. They have a sales process—even if isn’t given the attention it deserves. Reducing the cycle time would help them produce better results, and it would help their clients to realize the value that they create sooner too.One simple change can make all the difference in the world. Here it is: never leave a sales interaction without scheduling the next sales interaction.By never leaving a sales call without another commitment for some activity that advances the sales, you link commitment to commitment and more the sales process along. This little change alone can squeeze weeks out of the sales process, normally those weeks that you spend trying to get your dream client to return your calls, respond to your voicemail message, or return your email messages.Choosing the Right MediumSome people insist on emailing pricing to their dream clients. But by emailing their pricing, they lose control of the sales process. Once your prospect has your emailed pricing and proposal, they can make their decision without you. If they have concerns, they can resolve them to their satisfaction—but not to yours.Email is a poor medium for delivering pricing and proposals, unless your business is seriously transactional, and even then you’d gain an advantage by choosing a more effective medium. Email is also a poor medium for negotiations. It’s more effective to speak face-to-face or by telephone to talk through issues than it is to send revision after revision back and forth with no real dialogue.The nature and outcome of the interaction drives the choice of medium, not what’s easiest. Maintaining control of the sales process means choosing what’s most effective, not what seems to be most efficient. In fact, the effective choice is the most efficient choice—it’s the one that most quickly gets you the outcome you want.QuestionsHave you ever made small changes to realize a dramatic improvement?Can one seemingly minor mistake have outsized repercussions?How do you recognize the blind spots or mistakes you might be making?Do you ever leave a sales interaction without scheduling your next sales interaction?Do you ever choose a medium that might not be the very best choice for the outcome you want?last_img read more

  • Hellen Kotlolo Discusses PMTCT

    first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 3, 2011August 17, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Young Champion Hellen Koltolo recently appeared on health-e’s TV unit in South Africa to discuss her work in preventing mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT). During the segment, she discussed how mothers can transmit HIV/AIDS to their children, methods to reduce the likelihood of transmission and the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS in South Africa:Sometimes mummy’s are afraid to go the antenatal clinic to book when they are pregnant because of the stigma that is related to HIV and AIDS. So that is one of the things that we are really trying to work on as healthcare workers.Download the full news segmentShare this:last_img read more

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