West Ham boss Allardyce rues ‘negative’ and ‘nervous’ performance against Chelsea

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce has branded his side ‘negative’ and ‘nervous’ after they were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.The Hammers went to west London in great form as they found themselves in fourth spot after fine start to their Premier League campaign.But Allardyce, who was unable to start with key men Alex Song and Diafra Sakho due to fitness concerns, was disappointed with how his charges performed against Jose Mourinho’s Blues who proved again why they are hotly tipped to win the title ahead of champions Manchester City.“I don’t think there are any complaints from me,” said the 60-year-old.“We showed our best football and the more creative side of our game too late today.“There were too many negative tactics from us in the first half rather than being brave enough to get on the ball and pass it forward and play in the right areas.“We found ourselves to be a little too nervous and kept giving the ball away.“I don’t know what the lads were thinking about. They were just playing in the wrong areas, personally. We didn’t play to our strengths.”last_img read more

Where to Celebrate National Mimosa Day (or Weekend!) at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!Brunch fans, rejoice! May 16 is National Mimosa Day, and there are a variety of options at Walt Disney World if you want to celebrate. Not at Walt Disney World today? No worries–you can celebrate whenever you’re down. (We won’t tell.)One of the easier breakfast/brunch reservations to get is The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. I’m a huge fan of their sweet potato pancakes, and a mimosa goes great with that. For $18, The Wave offers a “refillable mimosa” (which comes with two refills).Looking for something a little more upscale and okay waiting to celebrate on Sunday? Brunch at the Top in the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort comes with a pretty significant price tag (around $90 per person) and is only available on Sundays, but it does include unlimited mimosas and valet parking. Swanky, eh?Over at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Kona Cafe offers a unique twist–a mimosa flight. For $14, you can choose from a variety of juices to make your three-mimosa flight. Juices include Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Pink Grapefruit, or Liliko’i (aka POG juice).For the true “I’m at Walt Disney World” experience, on Saturdays and Sundays, Wine Bar George at Disney Springs offers the Frozcato Mimosa made with Dole Whip pineapple–yes, a Dole Whip Mimosa. If that doesn’t sound like weekends at Walt Disney World, I don’t know what does.Photo courtesy Wine Bar GeorgeWhere’s your favorite place to get your brunch on with a mimosa? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

How The Apple Watch Stacks Up To The Competition

first_imgTags:#Android#Android Wear#Apple#Apple Watch#Pebble#Pebble Time#smartwatch#Tim Cook#Watch 4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professi… The Key to Mass Adoption of Wearables brian p rubin Related Posts center_img With Monday’s big Apple event over and done with, we now have more information about the Apple Watch than ever before—or, at least, a few more bits than we previously knew. Call it a teaser: The public will have its chance to check out the watch up close in stores starting April 10, when pre-orders open. But in the meantime, the broad strokes that Apple painted about its first wearable device seem ripe for a few comparisons with the competition. See also: What Did We Just Learn About The Apple Watch? Not MuchUltimately, the main question is whether the Apple Watch does anything that other smartwatches don’t. The short answer is yes—but not much.Cooler Than A Shoe Phone, I GuessThe public was already acquainted with most of the Apple Watch features the company reiterated Monday. Features such as Siri, fitness tracking and messaging held no surprises. The Apple Watch does offer an interesting feature, however: the ability to take calls right from your wrist. This feature puts it in competition with the likes of the Tizen-running Samsung Gear S, as well as an upcoming new smartwatch from LG, which will run a brand new OS, among others. The Apple Watch is the only smartwatch that can take calls without a SIM card.Unlike those rivals, however, the Apple Watch—which connects to iPhones over Bluetooth—will be able to make or take calls without requiring its own SIM card. That’s a trick that no commercially available Android Wear watch can pull off yet. There’s good news and bad with that: Wrist-based calling is undoubtedly a unique option for Apple fans, and some users might find it handy. But it’s unclear if even Apple can make wrist-calls socially acceptable. There’s a high risk factor for looking like a jerk who may or may not be from the future—similar to the way Bluetooth headsets can make people look instantly uncool. If appearances don’t matter, then consider the noise. Public transit already becomes irritating at times with run-of-the-mill mobile phone calls. That could escalate quickly if loads of people start chatting up their watches. All Day Battery (If A Day Is 18 Hours)Previously, Tim Cook stated that the watch will require daily charging. While he didn’t offer up details on battery capacity, he did say that it would last all day. Then he followed up that claim up with a figure of up to 18 hours. Actual battery life depends on usage, which means people will experience some deviation. But even if the longevity was perfectly accurate, it’s still mediocre compared to the competition. Most smartwatches tend to settle in between 1 and 1.5 days of battery life (that is, aside from Pebble and its upcoming Pebble Time, whose e-paper screen allows for 5 to 7 days between charges). See also: The Apple Watch Makes Its Play For The One PercentHowever, the watch’s Power Reserve time—in which smart features are disabled, and the face only displays the time—kicks in when battery is low. This, according to Apple, can last up to three days. Android Wear devices like the Moto 360 also offer a low-power mode, though in ReadWrite’s real-world experience, it can’t hold a candle to Apple’s claims. The company published a webpage detailing more specifics about the watch’s battery life. The power cell’s actual milliampere hour capacity remains missing, but the company disclosed results from its own testing using the 38 mm Watch model: All-Day Battery Life: Up to 18 hoursAudio Playback Test: Up to 6.5 hoursWatch Test (checking time): Up to 48 hours Charge Time: About 1.5 hours to 80%; about 2.5 hours to 100%Talk Time Test: Up to 3 hoursWorkout Test (exercising): Up to 7 hoursPower Reserve (standby, displaying time only): Up to 72 hoursAccording to the webpage, the “42mm Apple Watch typically experiences longer battery life.” The Price Is FrightWe knew back in September that the least expensive model—the 38 mm Apple Watch Sport with aluminum alloy—would start at $349. For another $50, the Sport’s body grows to 42 mm. Already, those prices exceed even the most expensive currently available Android smartwatch, LG’s $299 G Watch R (at least until the South Korean company releases its LG Watch Urbane). From there, Apple Watch prices will cost you an arm and a leg, and maybe a few internal organs, depending on your tastes. The mid-tier, stainless steel Apple Watch starts at $549, with options that take its price up to $1,099. The Apple Watch Edition is made of 18-karat gold and starts at a whopping $10,000, with iterations that go all the way up to $17,000. This is the lowest-priced version of the Apple Watch Edition—which is still $10,000.While we have yet to hear how much the recently announced Huawei Watch will cost, it seems unlikely that it will come close to even the mid-range Apple Watch’s pricing. Apple has clearly raised the bar for how much a wearable device might cost. Put another way: Don’t be surprised if all smartwatches start to cost more. The Best Brand Money Can BuyThe device also supports watch-to-watch communication. While not a new revelation, the feature does present something new and different that other smartwatches don’t currently offer. With this, users will be able to send real-time finger-doodles to watch-bearing contacts or their own virtual heart beats to loved ones, as well as virtual “taps” to capture friends’ attention. Given Apple’s focus on fitness, the watch’s built-in heart-rate monitor should come as no surprise. Although the Motorola Moto 360, Samsung Gear Live and G Watch R beat Apple to the punch with heart-rate tracking, it’s certainly not standard yet. With this, Apple’s wearable can make somewhat more legitimate fitness-tracking claims than roughly half of today’s Android Wear devices. Ultimately, there isn’t much that the Apple Watch can do that other devices can’t. But that’s not really the point. Apple didn’t set out to build just another smartwatch. (In fact, it eschews the label completely.) Instead, the company focused on offering a stylish status symbol made of premium materials. There’s no other reason to offer a $10,000 miniature iPhone slathered in gold. Apple seems to believe that people won’t care about the technical and functional distinctions between the Apple Watch and the competition. What really matters, the company wagers, is whether your wearable of choice has the Apple logo stamped on the back.Images courtesy of Apple How Wearables Will Take Health Monitoring to th… You Think Your Employees WANT to Wear That Devi…last_img read more

Semi blown over during Saturday severe storms

first_imgStrong winds during severe weather on Saturday blew over a semi.The Highway Patrol says this happened on the Highway 54 overpass at I-70 in Kingdom City at 6:22 p.m. The Tennessee truck driver, 57-year-old Aldo Myers has moderate injuries. A trooper’s dash cam caught video of it:Caught on dash 🎥Corporal Brazas witnessed this tractor trailer being toppled by high winds on US 54/Kingdom City this evening. Driver was transported to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/mf7egb4ljS— MSHP Troop F (@MSHPTrooperF) May 19, 2019The storms caused some damage and knocked out power for hundreds of mid-Missourians at times.The Missouri River is back above flood stage at Glasgow and Boonville already, with more rain in the forecast this week. The river is set to go above flood stage in Jefferson City late Monday or early Tuesday.last_img read more

Government pitches to include Little Master in the House of Elders

first_imgAfter ruling the cricket pitch for more than two decades, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar could soon find himself on a different turf — the House of Elders, the Rajya Sabha.Headlines Today has learnt that the Centre has nominated the iconic batsman. According to sources, the proposal has come from the highest levels of power — Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Primer Minister Manmohan Singh.If all goes to plan, the 39-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, would be the first active sportsperson to be nominated to the Upper House.In fact, the government has already sent its recommendations to the President, who is expected to give the final clearance. The president enjoys the right to nominate 12 persons to the Rajya Sabha.Leaders across the political spectrum supported the proposal on Thursday. Congress MP Renuka Chaudhury welcomed the move, saying, “I think it’s great. If it’s true, then we welcome it.” Her party colleague Sandeep Dixit added, “I welcome the idea. He would look great in Rajya Sabha.”The BJP declared its support with Balbir Punj saying, “The BJP welcomes Rajya Sabha offer to Sachin.”It seems Tendulkar too is not averse to the idea. On Thursday, the little master paid a courtesy visit to Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence. He later met PM Manmohan Singh too.This proposal to honour Tendulkar comes close on the heels of growing clamour for the batsman to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.In fact, the Maharashtra government has already nominated Tendulkar’s name for India’s highest civilian award after the Centre recently cleared the way for athletes to receive the award.advertisementTendulkar, widely considered the best batsman of the modern era and one of the greatest of all time, recently reached the milestone of 100 centuries in international cricket — 51 of them in Tests and 49 in one-day internationals.Apart from this previously unimaginable feat, the little master, as he is fondly called, holds most of the major batting records in both forms of cricket as well.However, the proposal has also sparked speculation that Tendulkar’s retirement may be around the corner. BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha said, “It’s high time he quits before he is asked to. He must behave like a guru.”last_img read more

HubSpot TV – Personal Branding and Birthdays

first_img NYC church using Twitter to perform the Passion of Christ “An updated online presence, online and in-person connection,and alignment of your assets – will all contribute to your “Where do I find great photos for my site and blog without paying afortune but while being sensitive to digital property rights?” NEW SECTION: : NFL scouts How to Abuse the New DiggBar for Fun and Profit Marketing Takeaway TeleGlass: kylejames creating fake Facebook profiles Mailbag When using new tools, do some research and make sure they are serving YOUR purposes. susank Closing Dreamstime Doing it Right! Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Preaches That The Stream Will Bring Us Closer Together the situation at Mzinga. we want to make a clarification to last weeksstory about social media requiring more transparency in management. Mzinga did actually blog, tweet and publicly discuss their layoffs. Alot of our comments were meant to be more general marketingobservations, and not specific to Digg Says Diggbar is NOT Evil, And Is Lifting Unique Visitors By 20 From HubSpot’s very own West Coast correspondant, Dan Tyre: How to Leverage the Facebook Stream Originally published Apr 12, 2009 1:04:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 James Lee from Afterdiscussions with @ Forum Fodder . (Or put www.hubspot.tv in your Tweet.) Marketing Tip of the Week Marketing Takeaway: Marketing Takeaway: “Theimplication for advertisers is that the new design is going to be greatfor spreading their messages far and wide—reaching two to four timesas many people!” landing thatdream job .” 50% of laid off workers have found new jobs @ Want to learn more about using Facebook for business?center_img Interact with us on Twitter! Today, we are @ Diggbar – Good or Evil?  http://itunes.hubspot.tv Webinar: How to Use Facebook for Business : Create content and give it away for FREE! Flickr Creative Commons iStockphoto Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Facebook Marketing: How Smart Restaurants and Bars are Using “Birthday Marketing” on Facebook  Remember to subscribe in iTunes: Facebook reaches 200 million users @ Leverage the Facebook Stream by communicating with your fans and business connections frequently. KevinHignett Masters Free iPhone App Allow your employees to manage and promote their personal brand and you will help your company and your employees. Job Seekers Find Success Though Inbound Marketing Image sources for Web site / Blog? Where to go? (Success Forum) Leverage the tools at your disposal (like the Digg bar andFacebook stream) and your employees (through their personal branding)to create and promote amazing content. Marketing Takeaway: Marketing Takeaway: Intro (of ladies) to get access to draftee’s profiles.  Marketing and Birthdays Why businesses should support personal branding Zappos Shoe Map Use your birthday and your customers birthdays to you marketing advantage. Headlines Download the free webinar “A Facebook member with 150 friends, for instance, engages inreciprocal conversation with only 5 people, in direct communicationwith 9 people, and in “stream communication” with 20 people.” Episode 35 – April 10, 2009 for all the basics of using Facebook as part of the inbound marketing strategy for your business. (Episode Length: 21 minutes, 26 seconds)  karenrubinlast_img read more

Marketing Carol: Joy to the World (And Your Sales Team!) [Video 4]

first_img Let sales! Receive! Their leads! Topics: HubSpot Singers: Our traffic, we’re nurturing #marketingcarol Lyrics Producers: @ Tweet this Jolly Marketing Carol! Search Engine Optimizing Inbound Lead Generation Kit This is the last video of our Learn how to generate more inbound leads using SEO, blogging, and social media. And converting We’re marketing only inbound. Our website will always get found. When your funnel is full of qualified leads for your sales team, aren’t you full of joy?center_img We’re tweeting and blog writing and @ repcor Joy to the world! Our Funnel’s Full. for tips and tricks to drive more leads and business to your site. Common Sound series. Enjoy it, and may your marketing be prosperous in 2010! shaxxon Originally published Dec 22, 2009 10:53:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Download the free kit Video Credits Marketing and Sales Alignment Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Foursquare’s New Blackberry Application Connects Businesses to More Users

first_img Foursquare’s new Blackberry Application opens a window of opportunity to reach an additional audience of smart phone users, specifically employees of businesses who haven’t (or don’t plan to) transition to the Apple iPhone. According to Forrester, the Originally published Jan 22, 2010 8:30:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 .  Just yesterday, Topics: Foursquare launched a new version compatible with the Blackberry (like a store, restaurant or bar). Users can also leave helpful tips, publicly available to other users, about the location and share where they are visiting with Facebook and Twitter. These elements encourage Foursquare users to update often, spreading tool-usage and giving exposure to businesses users are visiting.  So what does this all this mean for businesses? iPhone “mayorship” to those who most frequently “check in” at a specific place , and the Blackberry remains the often-preferred smart phone for businesses with an exchange email server. , especially now that the Foursquare userbase will increase due to the new Blackberry option.  Blackberry has 2-to-1 advantage over thecenter_img For example, since each user check-in equals free promotion to the user’s network, many businesses already utilize Foursquare as a marketing tool. Some businesses reward patrons for checking in to their store or giving free stuff to the store’s “mayor”. Why not come up with a plan to encourage your customers to update on Foursquare every time they visit you? Now is the best time to consider using Foursquare as a new interactive tool for and learn how to generate more business using social media. Have you adopted Foursquare into your marketing? For Blackberry users, do you plan to start using the application? Video: How to Use Social Media to Attract More Customers , a mobile application used to find and meet up with friends through location updates, Download the free video Foursquare Learn how to use other social media platforms to attract more customers. your marketing mix Foursquare is a fun service that makes updating your location into a game by rewarding Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Convincing Your Boss in the Value of Social Media [Marketing Cast]

first_img the number of people Marketing Takeaway: Have you faced challenges when explaining to your senior management that social media is worth your time and effort? In this episode of the Originally published Nov 29, 2010 2:00:00 PM, updated October 01 2013 .  Share Examples of Success Topics: Follow the Steps of Your Customers , David Meerman Scott outlines a few ways to make this argument more convincing.  and on David’s blog, using certain networks, but also the These are just a few ways in which you can demonstrate the value of social media to your senior management and erase their doubts about emerging technologies. As David says, “Try to get your executives, board members, whoever is providing the push-back, to divorce their fear of this stuff from the reality of what people are using to communicate today.” Research which platforms host your target audience and focus your engagement efforts there. Social Media Web Ink Now “If your existing and potential customers, and the media, and the analysts are using social networking, then you have to be using that too,” says David. “So, it is a really easy decision.” There are reports announcing not only Pick a case study in your industry and share it with your boss. David points out that people are often fearful of emerging technologies and of “investing time and money into something that is new.” That has been the natural response of many companies when first PCs and then Email got introduced into office spaces. “The same thing is now happening with social media,” notes David. People Are Fearful of New Technology .  As an industry leader, you shouldn’t fear new technology but figure out ways to leverage its power. Marketing Takeaway: profiles of these audiences Weekly Marketing Cast HubSpot’s case studies page There are tons of case studies from various industries and organizations that provide compelling examples of successful usage of social media for business. For instance, you can find a few on Inbound Marketing Marketing Takeaway: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

5 Marketing Action Items from Twitter’s Search Update

first_img – On the social Web product updates like this new one from Twitter Search have far-reaching implications beyond Twitter.com users. This ability to discover new users and influencers will likely make it to an API feature and be found in third-party Twitter applications and other software solutions. Look for tools that integrate this new type of data with existing marketing tools and functions. While this new data is valuable, it becomes more valuable when integrated with other marketing functions. Twitter understands that in order to build a base of sticky and active users, it must connect its members to one another through relevant connections. This update also provides Twitter with additional advertising inventory for its monetization strategy. Twitter Search 5 Marketing Action Items from Twitter’s Search Update Topics: – Twitter’s Search update makes it even more important to include relevant keywords in your Twitter bio and messages. After doing a dozen or so queries, I could tell that Twitter was using bio information to help recommend People results. Yet Twitter was also recommending people based on whether they tweet about that topic regularly. So identify the keywords you want to be recommended for and make sure they appear in your bio and in your tweets. – Another factor that seems to be important in the ranking of recommended users is number of Twitter followers. In this way Twitter is making it easier for you to conduct influencer research. By searching important industry keywords you can identify key influencers to partner with for building reach and lead generation efforts on Twitter. has long been an important tool for marketers. It has been a free tool for monitoring mentions of your brand and industry. Today, Twitter rolled out updates to its search platform that make the tool better for People discovery. This new update to the Twitter Search interface recommends people to follow based on a keyword phrase. As shown on the screenshot below, recommended users appear in two places. The top four users for a keyword are constantly displayed. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack – These People recommendations could become quite competitive. Regularly monitor important keywords to understand where you rank in comparison to your competitors in the People tab of Twitter Search. If a competitor outranks you, analyze how your Twitter marketing and keyword relevance is different than theirs, and determine strategies for improvement. For example, here are the recommendations you would see when searching for “inbound marketing:”center_img 2. Leverage for Influencer Identification – Social media reach is quickly becoming the new PageRank or inbound link. Reach is becoming a common metric for determining authority on the social Web. While it might not be the best ranking method, the number of Twitter followers your company has will become increasingly more important. It will not only affect your ranking in Twitter Search results, but also impact your visibility in Google and Bing. The updated Twitter Search is only one more reason to focus on building your business reach through attracting more followers. 3. Monitor Competitors 4. Build Reach What is missing from this list? Originally published Apr 5, 2011 11:30:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 1. Optimize Bio and Tweets for Important Keywords SEO and Social Media 5. Look For Integrationlast_img read more