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Month: September 2018

Thomas Bjorn's tattoo promise gave Europe extra motivation to win Ryder Cup, Ian Poulter reveals

Thomas Bjorn's tattoo promise gave Europe extra motivation to win Ryder Cup, Ian Poulter reveals

Motivation
View photosEurope captain Thomas Bjorn is doused in champagne: Getty ImagesMore<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Europe’s Ryder Cup winners revealed that captain Thomas Bjorn’s promise to get a tattoo if they won helped motivate them on the way to a thumping 17.5-10.5 victory over the USA." data-reactid="25">Europe’s Ryder Cup winners revealed that captain Thomas Bjorn’s promise to get a tattoo if they won helped motivate them on the way to a thumping 17.5-10.5 victory over the USA.Bjorn’s wildcard picks racked up 9.5 points on their own and the Dane was universally praised by his players for the support team he assembled and the relaxed way in which he led them.But it was another pi
Rs 4.8 L path to self-help

Rs 4.8 L path to self-help

Self Help
Rajiv MahajanNurpur, September 30 With no help forthcoming either from the village panchayat or the state authorities, a plucky Punjab Singh of Dhasolli village in the Jawali Assembly constituency of Kangra in Himachal decided to take matters into his own hands. He spent Rs 4.85 lakh from his pocket for the construction of two concrete stretches to connect the village to nearby Harnota Khas.  Interestingly, he erected two signboards on the road, mentioning the expenditure incurred and the length of the stretches (163 metres and 51 metres) and the fact that the local gram panchayat, part of the Fatehpur development block, had not made any contribution whatsoever.  As the narrow, dusty village path posed a danger to schoolchildren and the elderly, the villagers approached repres...
Online Marketing As We Know It Is Changing With The Rise Of Generation Z

Online Marketing As We Know It Is Changing With The Rise Of Generation Z

Online Marketing
Photo Courtesy of Elijah O'Donell on Unsplash It seems that on a regular basis, we hear about Millennials, their habits, likes and dislikes, and how businesses can best market to them. But believe it or not, it’s time to start looking at the next generation. Generation Z, who were born approximately between 1995 and 2014, are the first truly digital generation. They have grown up with technology from day one, are very adept to communicating on social media, are tech savvy, and have always had high-speed internet (how lucky). Whether you refer to them as iGeneration, Net Gen, Digital Natives, or simply Gen Z, their presence as consumers and in the workforce is changing online marketing as we know it. Marketers are spending millions across all...
Yucatecan brands acknowledged for Best Marketing Strategies

Yucatecan brands acknowledged for Best Marketing Strategies

Marketing Strategy
(Photo: lajornadamaya.mx) For the third consecutive year, two local companies: Segmentos Research Market Intelligence and Adivor acknowledged recognition to the Best of Marketing and Branding of 2018 to ten Yucatecan brands. According to José Cab, director of Segmentos Research Market Intelligence and Fernando Santa Cruz, owner of Adivor, the awards recognize the strategic work of marketers and publicists who have stood out both nationally and in the Yucatán peninsula. The winning brands are: Dondé Boxito Grupo Sadasi Los 7 Cenotes Gran Cinema Aki Ministry of Economic Development Gran Cinema Magazine Chapur Telesur Thes...
Football team uses rat jokes as motivation

Football team uses rat jokes as motivation

Motivation
At first, the rats just lived around Kirby High School's greenhouse in Memphis. But renovations to the greenhouse that began before the school year "disturbed" the rats' nest, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The rodents went wild and wound up inside the main school building. Over Labor Day weekend, pest control workers captured as many as 80 rats, according to a county schools official, and set out poison and traps for those that remained. Students returned to the school and a most unpleasant scene. A foul stench overtook the building after several days, the Commercial Appeal reported: "Rats that had been earlier poisoned were starting to die within the walls." Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson called the situation an "unavoidable act of natu...
Oxford House brings network of self-help to Hays

Oxford House brings network of self-help to Hays

Self Help
The red brick house on Lincoln Draw off 27th Street doesn’t look any more remarkable than the homes in its neighborhood, but the potential for transformation inside is remarkable. The house at 2401 Lincoln Drive is Hays’ first Oxford House — and the first in northwest Kansas — part of an international network of more than 2,400 houses and 20,000 men and women helping each other from addiction to sobriety. Working with Kansas Workforce One, a program that helps those released from correctional facilities to find employment, Smoky Hill Foundation and other organizations, the house has been in the works for several months. Other than a $4,000 startup loan from the Oxford House Association, the house will be self-sufficient, with residents paying a weekly share of ex...
Ateneo jeers serve as motivation for UST, Ayo: 'It will help us'

Ateneo jeers serve as motivation for UST, Ayo: 'It will help us'

Motivation
Aldin Ayo might have just found the spark that will light up his championship-winning fire. ADVERTISEMENT University of Santo Tomas’ 85-53 loss to Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament was the worst of Ayo’s collegiate career but it wasn’t the losing margin that drove Ayo, but the jeers his team received from the legion of Blue Eagle fans. Ayo said the barbs thrown at them Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre were, safely put, not fit for printing and these same words were the ones that ignited in lifting the Growling Tigers from their 1-3 pit. “Did you hear what the Ateneans were shouting at us?” asked Ayo when the media approached him after the game. “But those shouts will help us, it will help the program, it will help m...
KT Tunstall on fame, self-help and her new life on the move

KT Tunstall on fame, self-help and her new life on the move

Self Help
Suddenly I see... you can be a feminist AND look sexy! KT Tunstall reveals how her red-hot new look emerged from the ashes of a total breakdown and traumatic marital break-upBy Louise Gannon Published: 22:01 BST, 29 September 2018 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 29 September 2018 'I spent my whole career fighting against wearing short skirts and underwear and now I just don’t care. I love it. It’s so much more fun being sexy...’ These are words that no one – herself included – would have imagined coming out of the mouth of singer KT Tunstall, the tomboyish, 43-year-old, Scottish-born pop star, whose million-selling smash hit Suddenly I See – used in The Devil Wears Prada soundtrack – catapulted her to fame in 2005.But they explain the r...
Stephen King on Kavanaugh hearing: 'Ask yourself who has more motivation for lying?'

Stephen King on Kavanaugh hearing: 'Ask yourself who has more motivation for lying?'

Motivation
Author Stephen King weighed in this week on testimony on Capitol Hill from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.“Her testimony is terrifying and heartrending. She says they laughed while It was happening,” King said in a tweet on Thursday after Ford spoke about being sexually assaulted at a party when she was 15 years old.Her testimony is terrifying and heartrending.She says they laughed while It was happening.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 27, 2018Ford testified that during the alleged incident she thought Kavanaugh might accidentally kill her when she says he put his hand over her mouth and pinned down her to a bed while groping her in the summer...