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10 months agoBayern Munich chiefs Kovac, Salihamidzic concerned after Liverpool draw

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich chiefs Kovac, Salihamidzic concerned after Liverpool drawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich coach Niko Kovac believes getting Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16 is the toughest draw they could land.The Bundesliga champions will travel to Anfield for the first leg on February 19 with the second leg at the Allianz Arena on March 13.Kovac said, “Liverpool got to the final last year, they’re top of the Premier League and one of the favourites for the Champions League.“We’re FC Bayern München, though, and I’m sure Liverpool know they’ve got to come here to Munich for the second leg. The chances are 50-50. We’ll see what happens. I’m very confident we’ll get through.”Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: “They’re the team of the hour, they’re the league leaders in England.“They play good football, they’re very physical and they’re full of energy.“You need two good days. They were in the final last year, they’re a top side, it’s a tough one but these are the challenges that you look forward to as a player and that you have to overcome in your career.”Winger Arjen Robben was also gushing in his praise of Jurgen Klopp’s side.“It’s an epic match. Liverpool are a super team who have gone through a great development,” Robben told Bayern’s website.“They have big players, a lot of pace and creativity in attack and they’re a real unit. The atmosphere will be phenomenal. It’s just a great draw. It’s a dream for every player to be involved in a game like this.”However, Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer claimed that the Reds can still be “vulnerable” defensively having shipped seven goals in the group stage.“They’re having a very good season and we know they were in the Champions League final last year,” Neuer said.“They certainly won’t be delighted with the draw, either. They can counter quickly and they’re dangerous in front of goal, but they’re also vulnerable, as we’ve seen, and they’ll be up against a good Bayern attack.” last_img read more

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9 days agoNorwich fullback Max Aarons admits he’s loved past year

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first_imgNorwich fullback Max Aarons admits he’s loved past yearby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City full-back Max Aarons admits he’s loved his past year.Aarons was speaking before England U21’s thumping Euro qualifier win against Austria.”I’ve had a lot of ticket requests,” he said. “I think there’s going to be a lot of people there, family, friends and stuff like that. Because I play in Norwich, it’s not easy for everyone to see me play much, but this is going to be good. I can’t wait. I think Austria will be tough, but we’re a really good group too, so I think we can come into the game with confidence.”Asked about his career at Norwich City since breaking into the first team against Ipswich Town last season, Aarons has seen the time fly by.”It’s gone so quickly,” he added. “It’s been such a turnaround from jumping up through the age groups and then into the first team at Norwich, but I’ve relished it and loved it. Hopefully I can just keep the progression going and playing and performing with my club.”The target here with England is to keep pushing and hopefully reach the senior squad one day, but to do that I need to do well with the U21s and we’ve got some good games coming up.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Military on defensive after soldiers mistakenly given guns for Sikh parade

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first_imgOTTAWA — The Canadian military is scrambling to explain why a group of soldiers was issued weapons to march in a Toronto parade on Sunday for Canada’s Sikh community.Photos and videos of the event show the soldiers, many of them Sikhs, marching in the Khalsa parade in full military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — which is not normally allowed for such events.Canadian Army spokeswoman Karla Gimby says the only time weapons are normally allowed to be carried in public is during certain military parades or demonstrations such as a tattoo.She says the commanding officer of the Lorne Scots reserve unit, which is based in Mississauga, signed off on the weapons after his commander approved participation in the parade.Gimby says additional orders prohibiting the carrying of weapons at similar events have been issued by the army’s top commander in Ontario, Brig.-Gen. Joe Paul, who is also following up with the unit.Held to commemorate the Sikh holy day of Vaisakhi, Sunday’s Khalsa parade coincided with the federal government’s decision to remove a reference to Sikh extremism from a report on terrorism.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Embattled Tunisia leaders face rising social discontent

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first_imgby Antoine LAMBROSCHINITUNIS – Tunisia’s sluggish economic recovery is spurring a growing number of strikes and protests, with the discontent compounding the ruling Islamist party’s woes amid a political crisis and growing insecurity.Public offices, businesses and entire regions have since the summer been staging walkouts and demanding pay rises, extra staff, hospitals and development projects — adding to a sense of growing turmoil in the birthplace of the 2011 Arab Spring. The number of working hours lost through strikes rose by 71 percent in October compared with September, according to the social affairs ministry.In November, the situation appears to have gotten even worse. On Wednesday alone, workers unions and civil society groups called general strikes in three regions — Siliana, Gabes and Gafsa.“Clearly the economic situation today is very difficult and cannot support this level of strikes,” said Ezzedine Saidane, an independent economist.He attributed the economic difficulties primarily to the political crisis, which has dragged on for months in the absence of any agreement between the ruling Islamist party Ennahda and its secular opponents on the formation of a non-partisan transitional government.Saidane argues that the current 3.0 percent growth rate is insufficient to bring down unemployment significantly or to launch major development projects, two pressing issues for young Tunisians.Joblessness and regional inequality were driving factors behind the popular uprising that unseated former strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, inspiring protests across the Middle East and North Africa that toppledleaders in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.Meanwhile, the lack of functioning state institutions and a rise in attacks by Islamist militants continue to deter investors.For two years now, Ennahda has repeated promises of public spending and recruitment to meet the country’s social demands, constantly resorting to loans to fulfil its commitments, an option that is becoming increasingly difficult.On Monday, international ratings agency Moody’s downgraded Tunisia’s sovereign debt rating one notch, while maintaining a negative outlook.Moody’s cited the ongoing political uncertainty as the main factor, as well as increased external funding challenges, exacerbated by delayed economic reforms and the persistently large deficits in the country’s fiscal and external accounts.Saidane said the government’s policies had left it without any room for manoeuver next year.“When you look at the draft budget, you can see that 40 percent is allocated to salaries, 40 percent to debts and subsidies (on essential goods) and just 20 percent on social and economic development.”Union blames government ‘nonchalance’For the powerful UGTT workers union, which plays a key role in organising the strikes, the authorities who have been calling for months for a “social truce” are solely responsible for the current situation.In a statement this week, it slammed “the nonchalance of the government in implementing certain agreements, concluded but still not applied after nearly a year and a half,” saying that was why social movements were signing up for the strikes.Some reject this argument, however, like Nejib Mrabet, who heads the Gafsa Phosphate Company (CPG).The state-run producer of the valuable mineral, which represented 10 percent of the budget in 2010, the year before Ben Ali’s ouster, is the main employer in the neglected central Gafsa region.Mrabet said that despite the company hiring 2,600 people since the revolution, it was paralysed by the disruptions that the social movements agitated for and was running at only 30 percent of capacity.“The company cannot afford another year of uncertainty and deficit,” he was quoted as saying by the official TAP news agency, adding that if the situation continued, managers and employees might have to take forced leave in 2014.Even Ennahda itself has not been immune to the growing social mistrust plaguing Tunisia, with some party members criticising certain government decisions, such as where to locate five new university-linked hospitals.That decision has provoked anger in Gafsa and Gabes.Lotfi Zitoune, who was an advisor to former Islamist prime minister Hamadi Jebali, called the failure to invest in those regions a “clear example of the dubious work of the government … in the context of political instability and difficult economic circumstances.”“It will revive accusations of nepotism and regional favouritism,” he wrote in a scathing article posted on his Facebook page.last_img read more

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Buckeyes finish nonconference season undefeated with 10040 win over UTMartin

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The No. 2-ranked Ohio State men’s basketball team completed a perfect non-conference season and improved to 13-0 with a 100-40 victory over the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks on Monday. William Buford led the way for the Buckeyes with a season-high 23 points. The junior guard got off to a fast start, connecting on his first four shots and scoring the team’s first seven points. “I had my legs under me today and was just focused in on if I had good looks, just take them and knock them down,” Buford said. Coach Thad Matta said he was content to ride the hot hand, as Buford matched his previous season high of 16 points in the first 20 minutes of action. He was also the last starter to get a rest, first leaving the court with 10:59 remaining in the first half. “Will is one of those guys who gets stronger as the season goes on,” Matta said. “That was good to see him play well and go 9-for-11.” Behind 12-, 13- and 10-point scoring runs and solid team defense, the Buckeyes built a 49-17 halftime lead. Those trends continued as OSU opened the second half with an 18-0 run to extend the lead to 67-17. Buford accounted for seven points, two steals and an assist over that five-minute, 37-second stretch. Freshman Deshaun Thomas added 20 points and nine rebounds, and classmate Jared Sullinger recorded his sixth double-double of the year with 18 points and 11 boards. The Buckeyes shot 59 percent from the field en route to their second 100-point performance this season. OSU held the Skyhawks to a mere 27 percent shooting, the best they’ve done against any opponent this season. “I didn’t think it would be as bad as it was,” said Skyhawks coach Jason James. With OSU starting the game with a 27-5 run, Matta was able to go to the bench early and often. Nine Buckeyes saw playing time in the first half, and 10 saw at least six minutes of action. “We’ve been able to get guys a lot of minutes,” Matta said. “I just hope they keep the same mind set and work to get better.” With an 89-32 lead, Matta went with a lineup of five freshmen for the final 5:54 of the game. The lopsided score prompted many in attendance to make an early exit. Those who stayed stood in applause as Thomas approached the free-throw line with a chance to push the Buckeyes’ point total to the century mark. “We were just ready to come in and blow this team out, you know, get 100,” Thomas said. “How we play and (with) how many teammates we have that can score the ball, we can put up 100 every game.” The last time OSU was undefeated entering conference play was during the 2005-06 season, which saw the Buckeyes earn an outright Big Ten title. This year’s team will start its quest to equal that accomplishment when it travels to Indiana on Friday. “That’s a whole new season,” Buford said. “That is nothing like the non-conference.” read more

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Video Hazard produces brilliant pass for Belgium goal

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first_imgEden Hazard provided fans with a timely reminder of his world-class talents on Thursday in Belgium’s 2-0 win over IcelandThe 27-year-old winger has had a quiet return to action from a back injury with just one assist and no goals in his last three games at Chelsea.However, eight goals and four assists in 14 appearances still represent an impressive tally for this season.But Hazard was on top form on Thursday night at the Heysel Stadium and produced a moment of true class in helping assist Michy Batshuayi’s opening goal.The Belgium captain’s superb pass from the final third of the pitch had carved open the Iceland defence with Batshuayi later breaking the deadlock.Batshuayi, who’s on loan at Valencia from Chelsea for this season, then added a second to seal the win for Belgium.Incredible pass from Eden Hazard. pic.twitter.com/e21Ejk0btZLuka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.— 🇧🇪 (@FlicksLikeEden) November 15, 2018Speaking before the match, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez hailed Hazard’s leadership skills.“He’s been a very good leader,” said Martinez, according to FourFourTwo.“There are many different types of leaders but I think what Eden Hazard brings is someone you can get influenced by.“He is an incredible source for younger players and who has been someone who can never, ever get affected by the pressure of the game or the pressure of the situation.”last_img read more

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Police seize drugs gun ammo in recent raids

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first_img TCI Premier expresses sorrow over fallen Bahamian Police Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas July 20, 2017 — Two men have been arrested and are in custody in separate incidents following police raids on Wednesday.The first raid took place around 10am when officers executed a search warrant in Staniel Cay and found a marijuana in a man’s home. The man will appear in court soon.Police are also carrying out investigations following an afternoon raid around 3pm which uncovered a Glock pistol, 149 rounds of ammunition and five pounds of marijuana at a home on Rosewood Street, Pinewood Gardens. The lone male occupant of the home got away from Drug Enforcement Unit officers on foot, however.#MagneticMediaNews Apprehension Of Haitian Migrants Related Items:#magneticmedianews, royal bahamas police force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Immigration Minister Authorizes Raids in Abacolast_img read more

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A data company is coaching cities on how to get GPS data

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first_img $199 See it $179 Mentioned Above V-Moda Remix (Silver) See It Share your voice Post a comment CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Best Buy Sean Hollister/CNET Cities across the country are demanding location data from thousands of scooters. They aren’t doing it alone. Remix, a data analysis company, has been sharing with government officials a 2,000-plus-word guide on how to negotiate these data requests to scooter companies. The guide includes specific details on what format location data should be in and how cities can avoid Freedom of Information requests. The document, posted on Medium in March, includes a section advising cities to incorporate language in licenses for scooter companies that allows municipalities to use “any third-party software or service” to analyze data the vehicles generate. Such language would ensure that third parties, such as Remix, can access the data directly. The playbook, called A Practical City Guide to Mobility Data Licensing, was published as an unlisted article, meaning it could be seen only if the reader had the link. Remix made the post public after CNET reached out to the company. A disclaimer at the bottom reads, “This document is intended to aid cities in their consideration of the issues surrounding data licensing.” The guide was last updated on Monday.”Remix builds tools for cities to strengthen our communities with smarter transportation infrastructure and more efficient public transit,” said Tiffany Chu, Remix’s co-founder. “We work with hundreds of cities around the world to share best practices and help them navigate new mobility.”Local governments can often be overwhelmed when it comes to dealing with tech giants. That’s why cities like New York and London found themselves playing catch-up with services like Airbnb and Uber. Now cities are trying to get ahead of scooter services before they run rampant too, asking for location data to analyze traffic patterns and ensure they’re obeying laws. But critics, including the Center for Democracy and Technology, have raised concerns, arguing that the data requests are too broad and create privacy issues.Remix’s guide was intended to help cities navigate data contracts with tech companies, but it recommends many of the practices privacy advocates are criticizing.The guide suggests city permit contracts allow for the broad use of data, including raw data that contains precise GPS locations. “Because uses for mobility data are still emerging, maximizing data rights upfront allows for future flexibility and reduces the risk of needing to renegotiate a license agreement,” the guide said.In one section, Remix tells cities the contracts should allow them to access this data for as long as possible, recommending that data-use rights should be maintained for at least three years after a scooter company stops operating in the city. In its recommendations, the company told cities they should avoid requiring third parties to sign their own license agreements with data providers. Remix does ask for cities to be transparent about what data they’re collecting and how it’ll be used.”In the absence of a clear statement of intent and a demonstration of a serious approach to privacy, it is easy for constituents to become concerned about a city’s use of mobility data,” the guide said.Remix works with more than 300 city governments around the world, including that of Los Angeles, where a debate over privacy and public safety surrounding scooter location data has flared up. Several scooter companies have expressed concern about providing Remix and the LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) with sensitive location data, citing issues with how the data can be used and how it’s managed by third parties. LADOT has argued that the city needs this information for public safety and to ensure that streets aren’t overrun with scooters. “LADOT appreciates Remix’s ‘City First’ approach. We look forward to their continued contributions,” a spokesperson for the LADOT said. “Information about vehicles helps cities manage for-profit vehicles operating on the public right of way.”Scooter companies that don’t provide this data will be allowed to operate only 3,000 scooters in Los Angeles. Those that are in compliance can have fleets as large as 10,500 scooters. LADOT also gave complying companies a full year’s permit, while companies that haven’t complied get 30-day permits. The guide cautions cities to avoid provoking privacy concerns, urging city governments to steer clear of issues in its permit contracts that would raise red flags. That includes avoiding requests for personally identifiable information, having a clear privacy policy and demands for precise GPS data.Remix doesn’t work with the scooter companies, but it does help LADOT collect data, analyze it and present it in a way that’s easier for city officials to interpret. Remix hosts the data on its own cloud servers and has said it would destroy any copies of this sensitive data it has once its agreement with LA expires. Remix’s writing also shows that it’s aware of how anonymized location data can still be used to track people down. Even if there isn’t personal information tagged to location points, you could still identify who a rider is by tracing specific locations, such as a person’s home address or workplace.The recommendations don’t apply only to scooter companies, as LADOT hopes to collect location data through its BlueLA car share program as well, an electric vehicle car sharing service in LA.Originally published March 28, 3:45 p.m. PT.Update, 4:07 p.m.: Adds a statement from Remix.Correction, March 28 at 4:30 p.m.: Clarifies LADOT hopes to collect location data through its own car sharing program, different to app-enabled services like Uber and Lyft.center_img Amazon Politics Security Tags 0 $199 V-Moda Remix Preview • See Itlast_img read more

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NASA astronaut asks Can you spot the Big Dipper from the ISS

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first_img Sci-Tech The Big Dipper is hiding in here somewhere. NASA/Christina Koch The astronauts on board the International Space Station have some great views of space, naturally, but with so many stars on display, it can be a little tough to make out the constellations. Maybe you can give NASA’s Christina Koch an assist.Koch tweeted a photo on Monday, taken from the ISS, that shows a field of stars. She issued a challenge: “Can you spot the Big Dipper from the space station?” $999 Turo Sarah Tew/CNET $299 at Amazon Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See at Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It $60 at Best Buy Apple iPhone XS $999 Read the Rylo camera preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $520 at HP $6 at Tidal I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. The Cheapskate $59 at eBay Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. null It took me a couple of false starts before I located the famous star formation, which makes up part of Ursa Major, the great bear. If you need a hand, Twitter user Super Grover tweeted out the answer while also mapping out some additional constellations for extra credit. Sprint Share your voice TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Tags 0 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 0 Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Chris Monroe/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sarah Tew/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR.center_img Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Boost Mobile Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Angela Lang/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Hello July skies and summer stargazing! Can you spot the Big Dipper from @Space_Station? pic.twitter.com/sS3xccXI61— Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) July 1, 2019 Tags Read the AirPods review Cosmic dead ringers: 27 super strange-looking space objects HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $155 at Google Express Read Google Home Hub review $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. 27 Photos $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best Buy $210 at Best Buy See it Sarah Tew/CNET pic.twitter.com/NoTZHP83Q0— Super Grover (@Super_Grover) July 1, 2019 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Space fans on Twitter are wondering about the string of orange lights in the photo. They speculated it could be anything from the Battlestar Galactica to Santa and his reindeer. The lights might be a reflection or another orbiting object catching the sun. Koch is currently on an extended stay on the ISS. She’s scheduled to orbit for a total of 328 days, which will set the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. That gives her until February 2020 to exercise her keen stargazing skills.  $999 See It Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See at Turo Rylo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review NASA Space,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Post a comment Amazonlast_img read more

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Muhith rubbishes CPD view

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first_imgAbul Maal Abdul MuhithFinance minister AMA Muhith has termed the statement of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) regarding the country’s banking sector as rubbish, reports UNB.”No, no, no…It’s all rubbish. I have no comment,” he told newsmen as his attention was drawn to the think-tank’s observation following his meeting with the leaders of the Dhaka Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the finance ministry on Sunday.The CPD on Saturday termed 2017 as the year of banking scams saying that a series of scams took place in the country in 2017 which is a result of the finance ministry’s lack of monitoring.The research body believed the scams have a very negative impact on the overall economy and apprehend the banking sector will not be relived from such crisis soon because of the government’s inaction.Criticising the CPD, the finance minister said they uttered not a single word when the biggest scam (Sonali Bank-Hall Mark) took place.”Actually, CPD is busy undermining the achievement in the economic fields.”About the CPD’s allegation that the finance ministry has big lapse in its monitoring, Muhith said, “I have no comment. They never recognised the economic achievements of Bangladesh”.last_img read more

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Beware Less sleep puts you at risk of compulsive Facebook use

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first_imgLong spells of bad night sleep do not only put you at the risk of developing day-long tiredness, crankiness or distraction but also lead to compulsive Facebook checking too, find researchers.The team from University of California-Irvine demonstrated that lack of sleep – in addition to affecting busy college students’ moods and productivity – leads to more frequent online activities such as browsing Facebook.“When you get less sleep, you’re more prone to distraction. If you’re being distracted, what do you do? You go to Facebook. It’s lightweight, it’s easy, and you’re tired,” said lead researcher and informatics professor Gloria Mark.The findings show a direct connection among chronic lack of sleep, worsening mood and greater reliance on Facebook browsing. Mark also found that the less sleep people have, the more frequently their attention shifts among different computer screens, suggesting heightened distractibility.Sleep deprivation can cause workplace mishaps and make drivers fall asleep.last_img read more

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All political parties should work together for masses

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first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged all political parties to work together for the welfare of the masses. The Chief Minister’s statement assumes great political significance ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.The parties working with a common manifesto to support the working class and downtrodden people will get support from Trinamool Congress, said Mamata Banerjee on the 21st anniversary of the party, which was formed on January 1, 1998. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that Banerjee has called a historic rally at the Brigade Parade ground on January 19, which Opposition leaders like Arvind Kejriwal, former BJP Union minister Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha, Chandrababu Naidu, Akhilesh Yadav and Sonia Gandhi are likely to attend. Banerjee hopes that the minor differences among the parties will be ironed out and the Opposition will be united to oust BJP from power at the Lok Sabha polls this year. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee tweeted on Tuesday: “Today @AITCofficial turns 21. The journey which began on January 1, 1998 has been full of struggles, but we have been steadfast in our resolve to fight for the people #Trinamool21. We are thankful to Maa-Mati-Manush for their constant support and the workers who work hard 365 days a year for the people. A big salute to you.” All India Trinamool Youth Congress president and party MP Abhishek Banerjee said the people will fight to establish a non-communal democratic government at the Centre that will work for the masses. The flag of the party was hoisted at Trinamool’s headquarter by Subrata Bakshi, party MP and state president. Flags were hoisted atop the party offices in the districts as well. Colourful processions were taken out in different areas to celebrate the foundation day, which were attended by people coming from all walks of life. The leaders and workers of the party pledged to oust BJP from the Centre. On the party’s foundation day, the Chief Minister said that note ban had affected Indian economy badly and the worst sufferers were the farmers, working class and small traders. Hundreds of people had lost their jobs and farmers committed suicide. “BJP does not respect the Indian Constitution and is inciting one community against another. Lynching has taken place in different parts of the country. They have spread hate politics,” she added. For the past one month, TMC leaders have been visiting the districts and attending meetings urging people to attend the rally on January 19. A record number of people are likely to attend the meeting. Mamata Banerjee is likely to announce the roadmap on the day, which will be followed to oust BJP from power at the Centre.last_img read more

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LOT – a powerful brand in the Polish market

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first_imgLOT has received the Superbrands 2011 trophy. This prestigious award was presented to the Polish air carrier during Sunday’s ceremonial gala in Warsaw. The Superbrands 2011 trophy was accepted at the ceremonial gala in the Warsaw Sheraton hotel on LOT’s behalf by Dorota Haller, marketing and product director of the company. This distinction is granted to the world’s most powerful brands, which offer their clients the highest standard of services, maintain strong reputations and who stand out among the competition. “This award is proof of the fact that LOT, as a ‘citizen of the world’ is a consistently powerful brand with a tremendous tradition, and is able to compete with the best” – said Dorota Haller, marketing and product director of LOT Polish Airlines. “We have the most important elements – ambition, creativity, flexibility and effectiveness in our operations.I am very pleased that LOT Polish Airlines has received recognition once again.These awards motivate us to move forward with our work and to be consistent in building what we marketers call ‘brand equity’ – the essence and value of the brand”, added Dorota Haller. The Superbrands title is awarded by the independent organization The Superbrands Ltd., which is active in over 80 countries around the world. Among its main aims is to promote and award companies whose brands are a testimony to their high standards of customer service and who enjoy a strong reputation on the marketplace, among consumers and businesses alike. Director D.Haller from LOT Polish Airlines with Superbrands 2011 trophy Source = LOTlast_img read more

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Polish pay TV operator n has secured rights to W

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first_imgPolish pay TV operator ‘n’ has secured rights to World Series Boxing (WSB). ‘n’ will air bouts on the competition on its nSport HD service.WSB boxing, a team-based competition run by the AIBA international boxing association, comprises a series of matches in five classes with each fight comprising five three-minute rounds.last_img

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Latin American telco America Movil has upped its s

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first_imgLatin American telco America Movil has upped its stake in Telekom Austria to a majority 50.8% after agreeing to buy some €743.4 million-worth of shares in the European operator.Announcing the deal this morning, Telekom Austria said that America Movil had agreed to buy 103.98 million shares representing approximately 23.47% of the share capital of Telekom Austria at a price of €7.15 per share.The deal, which comes after America Movil had initially offered to buy all shares of Telekom Austria, will see it own a total of 225.09 million shares in the business, representing roughly 50.80% of the share capital of Telekom Austria.According to terms of the offer, which expired last Thursday, payment is due to be made on or before July 24.America Movil acquired a 21% stake in Telekom Austria back in 2012 and last year announced plans to make a €7.2 billion bid for all issued and outstanding shares in KPN in the Netherlands.Telekom Austria claims roughly 23 million customers in central and eastern Europe. It offers services including IPTV, voice telephony and broadband internet and has a presence in eight countries – Austria, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia and Liechtenstein.last_img read more

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Geordie Shore UK pay TV platform Virgin Media has

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first_imgGeordie ShoreUK pay TV platform Virgin Media has renewed its deal with Viacom, securing carriage for channels including MTV and Nickelodeon.The cable platform has secured the channels for an unspecified multiyear period. As well as the MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon linear channels, the deal covers catch-up and box set rights.Virgin Media and Viacom, owner of Channel 5, have agreed a new multi-year programming deal in the UK and Ireland.The partnership ensures Virgin Media customers will continue to enjoy favourite networks like MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon as well as bringing new channels, additional catch up TV and box sets to Virgin Media’s TV platform.The kids catch-up content will also include programming from Channel 5, the UK free-to-air channel that Viacom owns.Catch up titles include Geordie Shore (above) and Inside Amy Schumer from MTV and SpongeBob SquarePants and Paw Patrol from Nick.Viacom’s new streaming apps – MTV Play, Nickelodeon Play, Nick Jr. Play and Comedy Central Play – will also be available to Virgin’s subs.The Spike linear channel will also roll out on Virgin for the first time.David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media said: “This agreement with Viacom means our customers will not just continue to have access to some of the very best TV from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon or the newly launched Spike, but can now enjoy even more programmes on demand – whether on TV or mobile.”Arran Tindall, SVP, Commercial and Content Distribution, for Viacom International Media Networks, added:  “We’re delighted to be partnering with Virgin Media to make content from all our branded networks available on every screen and both on-demand and on-the-go.”last_img read more

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The Chechen groups that threaten the security of t

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first_img The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the [Olympic] games are controlled by us, and they will not move in the Syrian territory’s direction without coordinating with us. Any coverage of Ukraine or Syria that ignores these facts disgraces itself. The New Message The new message I’ve been seeing lately is this: Obama is screwing up and making us look like wimps! We need to be powerful, not wimps! What that actually means is, “We should confront Putin and show him who’s tough! We’re still the biggest badass!” That kind of emotion, of course, leads toward war. Along with this emotionalism travels a peculiar fear found in empires: If we don’t rule the world, everything will break down into death and darkness. The Brits believed this not too long ago, as did many others, going back to the Romans and beyond. Here are a few passages from mainstream media that have caught my eye: “The collapse of the Pax Americana under Obama has freed up Russia and China to begin their campaigns of territorial expansionism.” Last year, lots of powerful groups tried to get a war going in Syria. It seemed to me that the necessary ground work hadn’t been done and that they might not be able to pull it off. Thankfully, that’s how it happened. And by “necessary ground work,” I’m not referring to the military operators the US government had in Syria for a year or two prior; I’m talking about making the American populace eager for a new war. That’s a crucial and often ignored factor. What has been catching my eye the past week or so is a new series of efforts to stir up war fever in the US, and I’d like to give them some coverage. Since the mainstream ‘news’ in the US has become almost completely trivialized and neutered, I think it’s important for the rest of us to fill the gap as best we can. First Points Before I get to what I see as the new war propaganda, I want to point out what all the ‘respectable’ voices are ignoring: This leaked recording (embedded in video) is from February 6 – before the deposing of the Ukrainian boss that started the current mess. In it, you’ll hear US State Department officials deciding who should be the new boss of the country, once they’ve had their way. This is clear, uncontested proof that it was the State Department who got things going in the Ukraine. Whatever we think of Putin, it must be acknowledged that these guys stirred it up. This video contains conversations of high Turkish officials planning a fake attack to start a war with Syria. “Russia has taken over Crimea and threatens further aggression. Now is the time to act…” “Putin has given speeches almost identical to Hitler’s 1938 Berlin address.” “Instead of a post-American world ushering in a stable multilateral order, it will revert back to a chaotic Lord of the Flies situation.” Leaked documents have shown that the Saudis are pushing very hard for a war in Syria (intended, presumably, to weaken Iran). They go so far as to tell Putin that they control terrorist groups, including those who could attack in both Russia and in Syria. (Think about that!) Here’s a direct quote from what they said to Putin: This leaked recording (embedded in video) features an Estonian foreign minister talking to an EU official. In it, he says that the snipers who were said to be killing on Putin’s orders were actually working for the people the US was putting into power. “Fear That Obama Will Let Russia Seize Control Of Internet.” To this I’ll add one more thing: Millions of people currently believe that Russian troops have invaded the Crimea, which is completely false. Honestly, I’m not sure that this will work. However hungry the military-industrial complex may be, Joe and Jane Average are just not eager for another war. And I think Putin’s smart enough to withhold any Pearl Harbor-like attacks. Even a big terrorist attack might only prove that the intel state has failed again. I’m not sure that people can maintain an endless blind faith in Jack Bauer; at some point, they will say, “That was only a TV show.” That said… That said, “Washington Worship TV” continues and they’re still working toward war. Obama just paid a call on the Saudis, who remain desperate for their war in Syria. They’re so desperate, in fact, that they’re working with the Israelis on it. (War makes for strange bedfellows.) And on his way to Arabia, Obama called on the Pope. What these meetings were really about, who knows. Backroom deals between intel agencies take place all the time. No one’s going to admit what the conversations are about, but one can certainly imagine that a deal was underway to give Putin the Crimea in return for the war in Syria that NATO and its friends wanted. The leaks mentioned above (especially the Turkish leak) may have delayed matters, but since it has never appeared on “the news,” most people have never heard about it. Perhaps the push for war in Syria will continue. But, it may be that NATO and their allies have given up on their war in Syria and are trying to punish Putin for standing in their way. (It’s likely that Russia was the source of those leaks.) That would involve bloodshed in the Ukraine… as if the Ukrainians haven’t suffered enough in the past eighty years. The Bottom Line The bottom line is that several groups are very eager for a new war. Toward that end, they’re working to stir up emotions. Rationally convincing people to kill and be killed, of course, isn’t terribly effective. What we have to do now is to keep our heads and be a voice of reason for our friends and neighbors, even if they don’t like it. War is not salvation; it’s hell. Paul Rosenberg FreemansPerspective.comlast_img read more

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Order Postmates It Might Arrive Via an Autonomous Ford

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first_imgDelivery Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. The automaker is teaming up with Postmates for autonomous delivery trials. Add to Queue Order Postmates? It Might Arrive Via an Autonomous Ford. Next Article 2 min read Image credit: via PC Mag Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesscenter_img In the future, takeout, groceries and other things you order through the delivery startup Postmates might arrive via a self-driving Ford.The automaker is teaming up with Postmates for autonomous delivery trials. As part of this partnership, the companies plan to conduct pilot programs throughout the year to understand “how self-driving technology could change the delivery experience for consumers, enable brick-and-mortar retailers to reach new customer bases, and transform the way commerce moves,” Ford’s Vice President of autonomous vehicles and electrification Sherif Marakby wrote in a blog post.Postmates is an app and web-based service that connects customers with “local couriers who can deliver anything from any store or restaurant in minutes,” the company says on its website. Originally launched in its hometown of San Francisco, the service is now available in more than two dozen states and the District of Columbia (to see if it’s available in your area, head here).The companies hope this partnership leads to more efficient deliveries and helps consumers connect with small and local businesses in their area, according to Marakby.”The way commerce is moving around in cities is dramatically changing, and emerging technology will undoubtedly have an impact on the future of on-demand delivery,” Marakby wrote. “With the knowledge we’ll gain from our partnership with Postmates, we anticipate we’ll be able to better deploy self-driving technology in a way that can help people get what they need faster, while also supporting local businesses that are a big part of communities around the world.”Last year, Ford teamed up with Domino’s to carry out a self-driving pizza delivery experiment in Ann Arbor, Mich., using Ford’s Fusion Hybrid vehicles for deliveries. January 10, 2018 This story originally appeared on PCMag Reporter Angela Moscaritolo Register Now » –shareslast_img read more

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A Brief History of Ubers Controversies

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first_img Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Register Now » Erin Griffith A Brief History of Uber’s Controversies Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business –shares November 18, 2014 This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Next Article Silicon Valley’s most valuable startup could also be its most toxic. A scoop from BuzzFeed illuminated as much last night. At a private dinner, Emil Michael, Uber’s SVP of business, suggested a plan to spend $1 million on a revenge campaign against journalists, in particular Sarah Lacy, a writer who has criticized the ridesharing startup. Michael’s apparent plan involves using data, which the company has access to through its app, to dig up information about Lacy’s personal life, then publicly distribute the compromising information. He also talked about hiring opposition researchers to dig up more dirt.The news quickly ricocheted around Twitter. Taken on its own, the story may not have stirred up such a fierce reaction. But the sheer volume of Uber scandals is difficult to ignore. With each new one, Uber’s three constituents – customers, investors and drivers – are questioning the $18.2 billion company. (Kalanick issued an apology today on Twitter.) Below, a look at what got us here:Drivers behaving badlyAn Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping a female rider.An Uber driver was accused of attacking a rider in the head with a hammer.An Uber driver assaulted a rider. Another Uber driver, whopassed Uber’s background check, assaulted and abused a rider.An Uber driver hit and killed a six-year-old girl. The company avoided liability because its drivers are independent contractors rather than employees.An Uber driver was accused of rape. Another was accused of fondling a passenger.Driver treatmentUber drivers in New York and San Francisco have held protests and strikes for better pay and treatment.Uber has been accused of pushing its drivers intosubprime auto loans.Sexist commentsCEO Travis Kalanick joked about how desirable he is to women, thanks to Uber’s success. “We call that Boob-er,” he told a reporter.Sexist adsUber promoted its services in France by pairing riders with “hot chick” drivers and asking, “Who said women don’t know how to drive?”Playing dirty against competitorsKalanick has repeatedly trash-talked rival Lyft, at one point calling the service a clone on Twitter. Uber’s elaborate plans to sabotage Lyft include aggressively recruiting Lyft’s drivers and cancelling rides on the service to waste the drivers’ time.Uber has even tried to kneecap Lyft’s fundraising (whichFortune’s Dan Primack has argued is fair game; venture investor Fred Wilson disagrees).Playing dirty with the mediaUber tried to plant a fake story that painted a positive picture of life as an Uber driver in LA Weekly after the publication ran a critical story.Surge pricing during emergenciesUber’s famous free-market pricing strategy did not make an exception for Hurricane Sandy, when many New Yorkers were displaced and the cost of taking an Uber car doubled. After complaints, the company said it would cap surge-pricing in emergencies.Regulatory fights and protestsUber tussles with the legacy black car and taxi industry in almost every city it enters. Many cities have tried to outlaw the service. When Berlin banned Uber, the company flouted the government and continued to operate. In other instances, Uber’s presence that causes the commotions. In France, a protest of Uber got physical when an Uber car’s windows were broken and its tires slashed. In London, a protest stopped traffic.Now, Uber can’t even release an integration with Spotifywithout writers pointing out that the partnership “furthers the ongoing logistical process of dehumanizing Uber drivers.” That was supposed to be a fluffy product announcement. But seen through the lens of Uber’s toxic history, nothing is. 4 min read Uber Add to Queuelast_img read more

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SAS Again Named a Leader for Multichannel Marketing Hubs in Gartners Magic

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first_imgThe rise in artificial intelligence (AI)-powered marketing helps brands accelerate the value delivered from data to increase customer profitability, streamline marketing operations and foster brand loyalty. Embedded, AI-powered analytics and real-time decisioning capabilities featured in the SAS Customer Intelligence technology optimize every phase of the customer journey and ultimately elevate the customer experience.SAS believes its market advantage is confirmed by Gartner’s evaluation of SAS Customer Intelligence 360, a comprehensive multichannel marketing solution grounded in AI and machine learning processes. The company was positioned highest for ability to execute in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Marketing Hubs.The solution’s advanced analytics functionality enables customer-level data and analysis, as well as predictive analytics, journey analytics and customer profile management. SAS Customer Intelligence 360 helps marketers exploit digital and offline data with practical self-learning AI applications and guided analytics for successful campaign orchestration.Marketing Technology News: SalesLoft Scoops $70 Million Series D to Fuel Growth in Sales TechnologyGartner says that Leaders “consistently do considerably better in overall multichannel marketing performance for basic and advanced campaigns, and for integration with digital marketing. They have high market visibility, high market penetration, strong market momentum and a strategic vision for growing the multichannel marketing hub business.” Gartner defines the multichannel marketing hub as a “technology that orchestrates a company’s communications with and offers to customer segments across multiple channels. These include websites, mobile, social, direct mail, call centers, paid media and email.”“AI is revolutionizing how marketing leaders can design and deliver customer experiences – synching digital and offline interactions,” said Wilson Raj, Global Director of Customer Intelligence for SAS. “AI and real-time decisioning is at the heart of SAS Customer Intelligence 360 – allowing brands to deliver personalization at scale, embrace a test-and-learn approach, and continuously engage with prospects and consumers efficiently.”Marketing Technology News: Bidalgo Launches Industry First Asset-Level Data for Google App Campaigns to Give App Marketers Greater Accuracy and ControlLearn more about elevating customer experiences with SAS Customer Intelligence. *Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Marketing Hubs,” by Noah Elkin, Adam Sarner, Benjamin Bloom, Joseph Enever, Colin Reid. 18 April 2019.Marketing Technology News: Snap Inc. Names Kenny Mitchell Chief Marketing Officer Artificial IntelligenceGartnerMagic QuadrantMarketing TechnologyMultichannel Marketing HubsNewsSAS Customer Intelligence Previous ArticleMuleSoft is the Only Company Named a Leader in Both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) and the Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API ManagementNext ArticleBlis, WBR Insights and Future Stores Study Shows 91% of Retailers Are Embracing Digital Strategies to Build Loyalty to Physical Stores SAS Again Named a Leader for Multichannel Marketing Hubs in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant 2019 PRNewswireApril 29, 2019, 6:18 pmApril 29, 2019 last_img read more

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