An elderly doctor of a tea estate in Assam’s Jorhat district has succumbed to his injuries allegedly inflicted by garden workers following the death of one of their colleagues who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in the plantation, officials said. The incident occurred at Teok tea estate on Saturday. “The garden doctor, 73-year-old Deben Dutta, was assaulted following the death of one Somra Majhi who was undergoing treatment at the estate’s hospital,” a statement by Jorhat district Deputy Commissioner Roshni Aparanji Korati said.Ms. Korati said that tea garden workers had gheraoed the hospital and Dr. Dutta had to be rescued by the police. He was shifted to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital where he died while undergoing treatment, she said.Probe ordered A magisterial inquiry has been ordered and Additional Deputy Commissioner Subhan Gowalla has been asked to submit a report in seven days, she added. The Deputy Commissioner said follow-up action into the incident has been initiated and the situation was under control. Meanwhile, Assam Valley Consultative Committee of Plantation Associations has condemned the incident. “Mindless and murderous assault perpetrated on the Medical Officer of Teok tea estate while he was on duty in the estate hospital,” it said. The Assam Valley CCPA has demanded strict action against the guilty.
Different price tags for players can have an adverse impact on morale of a team if not dealt properly. Bidding over a player at an auction often has very little to do with his quality or track record, and may follow a dynamic of its own.Following the recent Hockey India League (HIL) auction, the team management of the national side got the players together to ensure there was no ill-feeling about the different amounts various players went for.”Immediately after the auction, we spoke to the players and made sure everyone was on the same page and understood exactly the needs of the team,” head coach Roelant Oltmans said on Tuesday.”We accept that auctions can be unpredictable. Players that are not even at the national camp can get a big price. That is not a problem. It is good that players are getting good money.”Skipper Sardar Singh, the posterboy of the national team, went for a relatively low price of $58,000 to the Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the recent auction, while a number of his teammates, most of them a lot junior to him, were acquired for much bigger amounts.The development is all the more head-turning as Sardar had gone for $78,000 to the Delhi Waveriders in the inaugural HIL acctions.Sardar is the first to admit that he has not been at his influential best in recent times.”Getting a lower bid at the auction was a bit disappointing, but one must realise that the HIL is a platform for the youngsters to play with the best in the world,” he said.advertisement”As far as I am concerned, form goes up and down over the course of one’s career. I know my performance over the last two years has not been so good. But with the Olympics coming up, I am trying to raise my level once again.”Oltmans said that he has had a good chat with his midfield general about his game. “I sat Sardar down and asked him about the best period in his career. It was not the last few months. But he is getting better and not much off his top level,” the Dutchman said.Rule changes also have had a lot to do with the price at which various players were bought. With field goals worth two, forwards were in big demand. Akashdeep Singh was the most expensive Indian player, going for $84,000 to the Uttar Pradesh Wizards.”At the last auction, I had received a very low amount ($16,000), and wanted to go for a bigger sum this time,” Akashdeep told Mail Today. “The rule change definitely worked in my favour.”NZ tour confirmedThe Indian men’s team has a busy schedule as it prepares for next year’s Rio Olympics, with a Test series in New Zealand being the latest addition.The team will play two matches against New Zealand ‘A’ and four against its senior national side from October 2-11. With the Black Sticks needing to win the upcoming Oceania Cup to qualify for the Olympics, the matches are expected to be hard-fought and competitive.The tour will be followed by a series at home against world champions Australia, which will also serve as preparation for the Hockey World League Finals in Raipur from November 27-December 6.After a short break, the players will get busy representing their respective franchises at the Hockey India League.The schedule after that has not been finalised, but head coach Roelant Oltmans is busy lining up tours to Europe and Argentina, which is next door to Brazil.- By Tushar Bhaduri
Sityodtong said the unfavorable result in Tokyo should not in any way undermine Team Lakay’s status as one of the best in the world, which their fighters were able to prove after four of them were once at the pedestal of their respective divisions at the same time last year.The team’s recent struggles, however, are just part of the cycle of sports as far as Sityodtong is concerned.READ: Team Lakay’s Adiwang scores impressive win, Kingad falls to Johnson in ONE: CenturyADVERTISEMENT READ: Sangiao believes PH fighters will rise again after 1-4 result in ONE: CenturyThe rest, however, took painful setbacks with Danny Kingad dropping a unanimous decision to MMA icon Demetrious Johnson in their Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Final, Honorio Banario falling to Japanese legend Shinya Aoki and Kevin Belingon bowing to longtime rival Bibiano Fernandes in the fourth meeting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I would like to take a moment to address the online hate against my brothers and sisters at Team Lakay. 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You can see it in martial arts, but you can also see it in every other sport in the world. The truth is that it is almost impossible to win world championships consistently when you are competing at the highest levels in the world,” he said.“There is no margin for error. If it was easy to win world championships against the best in the world, every team would do it. ONE Championship represents the highest levels in the world. It is the biggest global stage for martial arts. And Team Lakay has put Philippines on the world map many times.”Sityodtong also believes Team Lakay, who is home to the likes of two-time lightweight king Eduard Folayang, former flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio and reigning strawweight champion Joshua Pacio, and ex-bantamweight titleholder Kevin Belingon, will be back on top.READ: Folayang, Team Lakay draw inspiration from ‘hero’ Pacquiao“Will Team Lakay win more world titles in the future? I would bet my life on it. Team Lakay is full of superstar martial artists with a head coach who knows what he is doing. If you ask me, it is only a matter of time before Team Lakay rules the world again,” he said.Sityodtong also urged fight fans to rally behind Team Lakay.“Man, if anything, we should all be standing united, defending Team Lakay against all of the online haters who have never stepped into a martial arts school or a ring or a cage,” he said. “Let us stand up and applaud Team Lakay and Mark Sangiao for chasing their dreams fearlessly in their quest to make history with another world title.”“Let us join hands and educate the world about their extraordinary stories and incredible warrior spirits. Let us unite about all the great things they have done in their lives due to the power of martial arts. Martial arts has made all of our lives better. Let us not forget that Danny Kingad, Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario, or anyone else who lost in Tokyo is one of us.”
The Australian cricketers’ union has told players a pay deal may not be struck with the national board before the home “summer of cricket”, which includes the lucrative and highly anticipated Ashes series.The long-running pay dispute has already scuppered an Australia A tour to South Africa and left upcoming tours of Bangladesh and India in doubt.The Australian Cricketers’ Association said it had presented a new “Terms Sheet” to Cricket Australia but warned players that a new collective bargaining agreement, known as the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), would take time to complete.”If there is agreement, the next step would be the more intensive MOU and contract drafting period,” Nicholson said in excerpts of the email published by Fairfax.”Given past experience and the massive detail involved, this would take some time and still may not be completed with time enough to meet the needs of fans, sponsors and broadcasters invested in the upcoming tours and the summer of cricket.”Australia’s home summer kicks off with the first match of the five-Test Ashes series against England in Brisbane from November 23.Around 230 players have been effectively unemployed since the previous five-year MOU expired at the end of last month.Local media reported on Friday that a week of talks between the union and CA had collapsed but the board said they expected them to resume early this week.”Cricket Australia will not comment on details of the negotiation but are surprised and perplexed at the current situation given progress is being made on a range of issues,” the board said.advertisement”We have been in constant communication with the ACA this week and are expecting further meetings on the negotiation to resume early next week, and aside from hearsay through the media have had no formal advice on their position.”The major sticking point in the dispute is Cricket Australia’s insistence that a 20-year-old model, under which players get a fixed percentage of revenue, should be jettisoned.Cricket Australia believes the revenue-share model is unfit for modern times and is starving grass-roots cricket of funding, while players say it has underpinned the game’s growth and prosperity over the past 20 years.The ACA said it had made a number of concessions to CA in its ‘Terms Sheet’, including accepting “CA’s lower end revenue scenarios” as the basis for allocating pay along with lowering players’ revenue share to allow for a new ‘Grassroots Investment Fund’.But the union added that CA had dismissed “a number of fundamentals” in the Terms Sheet and that it was seeking further clarification from the board.
Mali, New Zealand and Turkey face must win contests in their respective Group B encounters while already qualified Paraguay will look to end the first round on a winning note at the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Thursday.Turkey who are at the bottom of the group, will face table-toppers Paraguay. Mali, who are at the second spot, will take on New Zealand who are currently seated third in the table.Mali will be safely through to the knock-out stages along with Paraguay if they can clinch a victory against New Zealand. A draw will also be enough for the Africans if Paraguay beat Turkey in the other match.For New Zealand, a victory will assure them a spot in the Round of 16 while a draw will leave them hoping for a Paraguay win.For Turkey, no less than a win will do. But even a victory may not be enough if Mali beat New Zealand.Even in case of a New Zealand win, the second placed team will be decided on goal difference.Mali will be high on confidence after their 3-0 drubbing of Turkey in their previous Group B game here.New Zealand earlier drew 1-1 with Turkey, playing without their regular skipper Max Mata, who missed their last match because of two yellow cards he received in their tournament opener.Paraguay have defeated Mali and New Zealand and will be looking to end the group stage with an all win record.Turkey, on the other hand, will be looking to register their first win and keep their chances alive after being beaten 3-0 by Mali in their last game.advertisement
A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations During my time spent with Mazda’s Motorsports team, its IMSA LMP2 drivers, its MX-5 Cup drivers, and even its racing team representatives (Speed Source), I was blown away by the camaraderie, familial vibe, and confidence from every member of the organization.Mazda’s LMP2 drivers come from all different backgrounds. Tristan Nunez, a record-setting road racing champion at the age of 20, advanced from Prototype Lites. His co-driver, Jonathan Bomarito, has six career victories in top categories of American Road Racing and was among the top competitors in the 2014 GTLM series. Tom Long has been a racing coach for years and is both a former Spec Miata champion and Pro Miata (now MX-5 Cup) victor. Joel Miller has a mechanical engineering and kart racing background, which he used to navigate open-wheel racing before a transition to sports cars.As I got to know each of these drivers, it became clear that, in addition to being remarkably talented, they were some of the most personable and professional racers I’ve ever encountered. It would appear that Mazda doesn’t just spot top talent, or financially support drivers who deserve a shot at pro careers; it builds world-class competitors from the ground up. NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors It’s a secret to precisely no one that racing is an expensive hobby, but it might be more of a mystery that racing, as a career, is more financially demanding than any other pro sport. When Formula 1 driver salaries exceed a million bucks a year, it’s forgivable to assume that, like other sports, it’s a hard-fought road to the top, but talent alone can take you there.Unfortunately, the truth is that the best racing driver in the world may never find his or her way into a F1 car, or even an amateur race car. Without extensive personal resources or deep-pocketed sponsors, skill will never lead to the same opportunities in motorsports.There’s hope for the talented, blue-collar racers, though. Thanks to the support of select automakers, like Mazda, development tracks have been established for those who deserve motorsport-fueled glory.Grassroots (or gaming) to greatnessThough there are a many, convoluted paths to the upper echelons of racing, Mazda has been supporting grassroots motorsports like the Spec Miata classes for years. Spec Miata vehicles race in SCCA (Sports Car Club of America), NASA (National Auto Sport Association), and elsewhere, providing arguably the best wheel-to-wheel amateur racing demonstrations around. NA, NB, and NC MX-5 roadsters compete with limited modifications, FIA-spec safety equipment, and weight-based penalties for equal competition. The typical spec race car can be built or purchased for about $10,000.For many Spec Miata drivers, race weekends are one-of-a-kind ways to break from weekly work drudgery and experience the thrill of motorsports first-hand. For others, though, anything less than a championship victory equates to failure. These are the individuals that attract Mazda’s attention. For the last 10 years, Mazda has offered a $100,000 scholarship to one individual who has both won a grassroots championship and provides the best blend of driving skill, commerce comprehension, and technical expertise (displayed during the company’s “Road to 24 Shootout”).Starting in 2014, Mazda even expanded its field of candidates to iRacing, a racing simulator that’s widely praised as the most realistic driving experience outside of actual track time. Glenn McGee, an iRacing world champ, ultimately won Mazda’s shootout and drove in his first “live” race this past weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Mazda’s innovative approach to finding the world’s best drivers has not yet been matched by other manufacturers, which gives the Japanese automaker a leg up.Global MX-5 CupWith $100,000 in hand, drivers turn their attention to the Global MX-5 Cup, a racing series made entirely of the latest track-prepped MX-5 race cars. Winners immediately become the “belle of the ball” for MX-5 Cup teams, who want both skilled drivers and, obviously, cash money.I experienced the first two of this season’s 14 scheduled races on Saturday and Sunday and was on the edge of my seat for each 45-minute affair. At one point towards the end of the second race, MX-5 Cup cars were three-wide down the track and being hunted by others not two feet behind them – it doesn’t get much more entertaining. The 2016 series also introduces Mazda’s ND-generation Cup car, which has been turned into a Grade-A racing instrument by Long Road Racing in Charlotte, NC. More powerful and dynamic than any series Spec Miata, the Global MX-5 Cup car receives engine, drivetrain, suspension, braking, bodywork, and interior modifications to pull every ounce of performance from the 2016 MX-5 Miata’s frame.This past weekend, the field included 40 cars, each with minor fine-tuning adjustments, but equivalent potential. Unlike some of the IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) racing classes that shared the track, financial barriers to entry are comparably small. $50,000 buys you a Global MX-5 Cup Car and it will cost you another $100,000 in race entry and maintenance fees for the full season. Those who have earned a spot in the MX-5 Cup via Mazda’s scholarship, with proven racing skill, usually rise to the top of the rankings.At the season’s conclusion, Mazda awards the champion a $200,000 scholarship to take the next step up the motorsport ladder. And here’s where the real nurturing begins. Mazda sits down with the driver to help define their ambitions in the racing world. Since the first MX-5 Cup scholarship was granted in 2007, victors have applied their winnings to everything from the Speed World Challenge, to the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, to the Pirelli World Challenge, to IMSA (International Motor Sport Association) Prototype Lites. Some winners even choose to use the money to become team owners. Kenton Koch, who dominated the Global MX-5 Cup series in 2014 and won the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, decided a future in team management was more to his liking. Mazda helped make it happen.Fielding DreamsWhether it’s through Mazda’s sports car-themed “Road to 24” or the brand’s open-wheel alternative, “Road to Indy,” drivers are set upon the path to the big leagues of racing. More than ever, drivers must balance their time behind the wheel with time in front of sponsors and media. With a keen eye for business savvy, self-promotion, and long-term vision, Mazda trains its drivers to secure sponsor dollars, present themselves well in interviews, and look for other supportive partners. Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH
Government is taking the first step in relocating the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Marconi Campus to downtown Sydney, a move that will strengthen the institution and provide an economic boost to the urban core. Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Nov. 24, that a request for proposals has been issued to determine the best approach for relocating the campus. “A downtown campus will be an economic driver, bringing more energy to the downtown,” said Premier McNeil. “This study will determine how we can make this shift in the best way possible for students, faculty, and the community.” The study will be conducted in three phases. The first phase includes identifying current and future program opportunities, targeted consultations with NSCC, Cape Breton University and Cape Breton Regional Municipality, and identifying potential uses for the current Marconi Campus once a new campus has been built. The second phase will identify current and proposed space and infrastructure requirements for the new Marconi Campus, as well as potential sites in downtown Sydney. The third phase will review options for construction and determine the estimated costs. The final report from each phase will serve as a direction for the development and construction of the new Marconi Campus. “The extensive discussions involved in this next step will help produce a thorough scope of the details needed to outline a move of our Marconi Campus to the downtown core,” said NSCC president Don Bureaux. “As Nova Scotia’s community college, we are continually looking at new options to extend our reach and enhance our work to help build the province’s economy and quality of life. “With the aim of the project to help both strengthen student enrolment and support the revitalization of the downtown, this is a great opportunity to do just that.” “The staff, executive, and members of the Sydney Waterfront District are ecstatic about this announcement,” said Michelle Wilson, executive director, Sydney Waterfront District Business Association. “The move of the NSCC to our downtown core means an influx of people into the heart of our city. The final result will mean more people in our streets, restaurants, shops, services and enjoying our arts and culture.” The consultant is expected to begin work in February. The initial term of the contract will be for 12 months, with the option to extend by six months. Interested applicants can submit proposals by following instructions outlined in the request for proposals. Once the deadline is passed, applications will be reviewed and an award will be made within eight weeks. The request for proposals is posted on the government procurement site, https://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/tender-details.aspx?id=WS105316629. The campus is now located on Grand Lake Road near Cape Breton University.
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Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry President, Mr. Deodat Indar (second from right) presents award for excellence to Chief Executive Officer of GO-Invest, Mr. Owen Verwey. Looking on are GO-Invest’s Deputy CEO, Ms. Natalia Seepersaud (left) and Executive Director at GCCI Mr. Richard Rambarran.The Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) has won an award for excellence in Public Service from the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) for effectively facilitating the work of the business community by providing the highest standard of service.GCCI President Deodat Indar presented the award to GO-Invest’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Owen Verwey at a small ceremony at the Chamber’s boardroom on January 7, 2019, in the presence of the Agency’s Deputy CEO, Ms. Natalia Seepersaud and other invited guests.Giving reasons why the GCCI decided to award the Agency, Indar said, “Under the young leadership of the GO-Invest, headed by Mr. Verwey and … Ms. Seepersaud, we find that Go-Invest has been more outward looking. They are present at all of the incoming trade missions, they are always there [serving the business community].”Indar said GCCI appreciates GO-Invest’s informative presentations on Guyana’s trade agreements with various countries, and the Agency’s precise explanations of the benefits of such agreements. He noted that the two entities had worked well together to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between international and local businesses.The GCCI head commended GO-Invest for organising many key trade missions to Guyana enabling the local business community to form lucrative connections with international counterparts. He highlighted recent trade missions from Canada and Trinidad and Tobago as fruitful engagements that allowed Guyanese businesses to partner with foreign companies and boost local commerce.GO-Invest’s CEO accepted the award and pledged that he and his team will continue to work hard to raise the Agency’s profile and reach higher levels of capacity and reliability. He indicated that GCCI’s recognition of the Agency’s strong core values and business-promotion culture will encourage investors to feel comfortable going to GO-Invest for guidance.Verwey pointed out that, while much of the focus on business in Guyana has been on the emerging oil and gas sector, GO-Invest continues to play a major role in attracting investment in other areas, particularly agriculture, pointing to two successful agricultural trade missions from Brazil last year.He said GO-Invest intends to build on these successes, and the Agency’s hope is that the benefits from large-scale ventures would filter down meaningfully to smaller local producers in the agro-processing sector, as well as other areas of business that make up the supply chain in the agro-producing industry.The CEO added that GO-Invest will continue to do outreaches to the members of the local business community, in and outside Georgetown, and has reached out to nearly all the Administrative Regions in Guyana via agricultural and commercial expos, and at other events like the Lethem Town Week.Expressing appreciation for the award, Verwey said, “We are grateful for the relationships we have with our customers and the trust they place in us. They have a lot of options these days, so it is not something we take for granted. The Agency will continue its hard work this year.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMOU signed between Guyana and Cuba to strengthen trade relationsNovember 2, 2017In “Business”Go-Invest claims no negative impact on investmentMarch 12, 2019In “Business”Desmond Sears new Private Sector Commission ChairmanJune 21, 2018In “Business”
Google Docs had a pretty substantial lead on Microsoft’s Office Web Apps when they were finally unveiled in 2010. Docs has been around since 2007, having been built upon the foundations of Google acquisitions like Writely and the 2Web Technologies code that evolved into Google Spreadsheets.Since then, Docs has matured into a full-featured productivity suite, complete with a web-based document previewer, media player components, and rich sharing options. Another feature Docs offers is collaborative editing, which arrived shortly after Google’s purchase of Etherpad.AdChoices广告Microsoft has, however, steadily been closing the functionality gap. Today, the Inside Windows Live blog announced the arrival of realtime collaboration in the Word Web App. Two components of the Office Web suite — Excel and OneNote — already offered this functionality, and it was one of the Office Web Apps team’s most requested features. They’re understandably relieved to be able to cross it off their to-do list (which was likely created in OneNote).If you’re working on a document at the same time as someone else, Word will notify you that changes are being made and lock the specific section of the document he or she is modifying. Once the changes are ready for display on your screen, a quick save refreshes the document’s contents. At last, no more emailing co-workers to let them know you’ve made changes to your SkyDrive-stored documents!As cool as the new feature itself might be, it’s just as cool that two ‘Softies made use of it to author the very post announcing it: one wrote while the other inserted screen captures, with SkyDrive and Word taking care of the amalgamation. To see the multi-author magic in action, check out the video below.More at Inside Windows Live and the Office Web Apps blog
Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who, they said, was caught on surveillance video robbing a gas station in Davie at gunpoint, Saturday.The thief approached the counter of the Shell gas station, located near State Road 7 and Griffin Road, and demanded money.The clerk initially didn’t see the gun and tried to stop him from reaching into the register. The clerk then backed away.The thief took the cash and walked out.If you have any information on this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Free breakfast is on the menu at Denny’s, but there’s a catch.Denny’s is handing out free Grand Slam breakfasts to those who use their online ordering. Anyone who signs up with the service and places an order via Denny’s On Demand will earn one free breakfast.The Grand Slam promotion ends Jan. 31.For more information, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The BPA Worldwide Board of Directors voted through several amendment proposals at their Dec. 20 meeting in an effort to modernize and accommodate its association members’ digital practices. The not-for-profit auditing and accounting services provider handed down various rule modifications—updating the definition of Direct and Company request sources; eliminating the personal identifying questions from online request forms; reporting of app downloads; updating of digital magazine metrics—in an effort to address efforts to streamline various processes and update alongside its changing industry.Direct Request, Company Request DefinedDuring its May 2013 meeting, the BPA Board changed “Direct Request: Telecommunication” rules to include requests made by an employee’s supervisor to mixed results. At the latest meeting, the ruling was further amended to include a pair of definition clarifications for “Direct Request” and “Company Request.” One person “making a request through a single phone call for themselves and one other co-worker, regardless of title or function” is a direct request. The same request made by one person on behalf of “two or more co-workers” is now a company request. This new ruling includes all “written,” “telecommunication” and “electronic” requests.Personal Identifying Question EliminatedMedia owners’ shift from simple magazine publisher to multi-platform content provider is making it difficult for the BPA to track and monitor their subscription bases. In response, the BPA Board voted to eliminate the personal identifier question from all Web and electronic qualification forms. The move is supported by months of inquiry research. In May 2012, the BPA tested “subscriber recall and response accuracy for Web subscribers” on pre-populated Web forms. The positive results encouraged the BPA to now allow media owners the right to pre-populate Web forms. App Download Metric RevisedThe BPA defines app downloads as “single actions reported as month-by-month totals followed by an aggregated six-month average,” but as it can easily be misinterpreted as the aggregated average was the total number of app downloads for that six-month period the metric has been clarified. The designated “App Table” will now feature a beginning balance of cumulative apps downloaded (previous month’s total), month-by-month activity and an updated cumulative total.Updated Digital Magazine MetricsSince association members began reporting digital editions metrics in 2002, the BPA has regarded them as a unique distribution platform for print magazines and newspapers and have reported them “in alignment with its print counterpart.” To accommodate for association members’ desire for expanded information beyond simple distribution numbers, the BPA Board amended digital reporting rules to include: active views, number of sessions per issue in total and per device, number of pages accessed and time spent per device.In addition to these passed revisions, the BPA Board also formally set a launch date for its new reporting format—the period ending Dec. 2013. As of now, more than 300 brands already utilize the new reporting system.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. November 23, 2018 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals It’s easy to be swept up in the negative rhetoric around the gig economy. Too often “on demand” workers are framed by the media purely as a cost-cutting tactic for businesses. Somehow the professional experience and expertise of the humans behind the screen get left out of the conversation.Related: How to Fight the Gender Pay Gap as a Self-Employed Woman — and Maximize Your IncomeThink of it this way: Online platforms are a unique space where the world’s best talent can connect both with each other to exchange ideas and share feedback, and with people and organizations actively seeking their specific skills. They create a truly level playing field irrespective of location, gender, age or background.When you remove the barriers of geography and social background — which is what Silicon Valley’s call for “democratization” ultimately is — the creative possibilities are endless.Our industry talks tirelessly about improving diversity. We need to celebrate the evolution of platform work as a step in a fairer direction, and see it for what it is: an unparalleled opportunity to work with millions of people who aren’t necessarily like you.Diversity in ideas adds value.Not looking more deeply into the benefits of our emerging global workforce does a disservice to the people around the world using online platforms to build their careers. Truly flexible work has never been this accessible, and is a valuable pipeline for people like stay-at-home parents, retirees or creatives who find they do their best work on the road. Valuing flexibility over more traditional benefits shouldn’t be dismissed as a somehow less valid choice; as a society we should encourage people to work in a way that works for them.Related: 7 Reasons Why the Gig Economy is a Net PositiveIn addition, there’s plenty of evidence that a globally distributed talent network can radically improve a company’s output and available skill set. Research from McKinsey shows that ethnically diverse businesses are 35 percent more productive and 9 percent more profitable. However, as any business owner knows, achieving diversity isn’t always as easy as we’d like. The platform economy offers a solution in a ready-made global network of skills and international perspectives.Access the best people and projects.Freelancers have been the lifeblood of the creative industries almost since their inception, so the concept of tapping into on-demand talent is nothing new in fields like design, music, film or writing. What online platforms have succeeded in doing is opening up this model to the rest of the world, making it easier for freelancers to find interesting work, and making talented creatives more accessible to clients.While the platform economy has created a new global wave of creative diversity, there’s still some way to go in getting more people comfortable with the idea that the best person for the job isn’t necessarily in the same time zone or country as them.The key point that’s missing from so much of the narrative around the gig economy is that companies put significant effort into attracting, nurturing and retaining skilled people. After all, the best talent will always have options — and working within the platform economy is just one of them.Related: How ‘Unconventional’ Workers Can Be the Answer to Your Company Culture WoesIgnore international talent at your own risk.Creative talent is a commodity in demand, and that talent truly is everywhere. No skilled worker should be disadvantaged because of where they were born or where they live. Platforms have broken down borders in the creative industries, and ultimately made them a much fairer place to work.As a global society, we should celebrate this: Businesses have never had access to such depth and reach of creative talent before. To miss out on the benefits of this diversity simply because we are stuck in well-worn narratives and assumptions is such a waste of potential for a society in desperate need of creative diversification. Register Now »
According to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, tourism to Aruba is booming so far in 2015. The Dutch Caribbean Island received 294,411 stopover tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, which represented a 20.1% increase over the same period in 2014.The boom is due in large part to tourism from outside the U.S., Canada and Europe, with a 68.5% increase in arrivals from areas outside of those three major markets — in large part from South America.Last year, Aruba welcomed 1.07 million tourists, a 9.5% improvement on the previous year.The social, economic, and environmental landscape of Aruba is changing rapidly. In recent years, Aruba has tried to move away from its image as a playground for the rich and famous and initiated a push towards sustainable tourism and green energy. Aruba’s government has incorporated wind farms, an airport solar park, a waste-to-energy plant, smart communities, and a $1 billion island investment largely focused on eco-tourism. These efforts are all part of a broader initiative to create social and economic resilience for Aruba.