Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NEW YORK — There’s nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament.CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73 percent increase from the 4.9 million people who watched the same tournament’s conclusion in 2017, the Nielsen company said.ADVERTISEMENT Fox News Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.13 million viewers. MSNBC had 1.71 million viewers, HGTV had 1.33 million, USA had 1.29 million and History had 1.09 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.9 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” was second with 7.3 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.5 million.For the week of Aug. 6-12, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 11.04 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.21 million; “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 6.72 million; “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 5.79 million; “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 5.74 million; “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 5.64 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 5.26 million; “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 5.15 million; “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 5.02 million; “World of Dance,” NBC, 4.75 million.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Woods was the difference. The old hero was playing his best golf in years, leading to a second-place finish against champion Brooks Koepka. Koepka may have won, but crowds and newspaper headlines followed Woods.They were the best ratings for a PGA championship since 2009. Viewership peaked in the last half-hour of the tourney, when 12.3 million people were watching, Nielsen said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It was a typical midsummer week for prime-time television, dominated by games of singing, dancing and interpersonal manipulation. NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” led the way with 11 million viewers.NBC won the week in prime-time, averaging 4.1 million viewers. ABC had 3.9 million viewers, CBS had 3.8 million, Fox had 1.7 million, ION Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.2 million, Univision had 1.1 million and the CW averaged 800,000 viewers. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments MOST READ Court dismisses Rick Pitino’s lawsuit against Adidas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
Pantomome lead performer Sarah Terry Sweeney pictured at dress rehearsal on Friday before the ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ first matinee on Saturday at An Grianan Theatre.The Letterkenny Pantomime’s Snow White is enjoying a hugely successful run at An Grianan Theatre.Most nights are now booked out.But there are two reason why people should consider going along tonight. The first is that there are a few extra tickets available and the second is that it is in aid of The Friends of the Letterkenny Hospital.Tickets can be secured by contacting the theatre directly or by coming along tonight. EXTRA TICKETS ANNOUNCED FOR TONIGHT’S SNOW WHITE PANTO AT AN GRIANAN was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An Grianan TheatreFriends of the HospitalSnow White
Schmeichel Murphy doesn’t exist. 🙁Donegal Daily attempts to locate Schmeichel Murphy, the dog reported missing by Eunan Diver yesterday have unfortunately been unsuccessful! The reason is because there is no dog called Schmeichel Murphy roaming the streets and we’ve been conned! 🙂Cheeky prankster Eunan Diver and his brother Ciaran reported a dog by the name of Schmeichel Murphy missing from the Letterkenny area. They were very, very worried about his safety and were desperate to have him returned!However, some Donegal Daily readers were quick to point out that Schmeichel in the photo we shared of him – was very much like Schmeichel, Kirk’s pet dog in UK soap Coronation Street!You’d think the cobbled streets would’ve been a giveaway for us, but no we bought it hook, line and sinker.We still wish there was a dog called that though, because it’s a great name. Well played lads, well played. DONEGAL DAILY CONFIRMS CORONATION STREET PET SCHMEICHEL IS ALIVE AND WELL! was last modified: February 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesnewsSchmichel Murphy
Son celebrates a South Korea goal at the Asian Games silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings Son was allowed to compete in the tournament by Spurs as he hopes to secure the victory needed to avoid national service.Under Korean law, all men must do 21 months of National Service before their 28th birthday.Son, 26, is able to earn an exemption by the South Korean Army if he wins either this year’s Asian Games or the 2019 Asian Cup.South Korea will next face Syria or Vietnam in the semi-final on Wednesday. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Heung-min Son has moved closer to securing a military service exemption.The Tottenham star captained South Korea to a dramatic 4-3 win over Uzebkistan in the quarter-finals of the Asian Games. gameday REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Premier League News Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 1 smart causal REVEALED huge blow Tottenham will be hopeful Son can seal glory in Indonesia with his country before returning to London.The energetic forward, a £22million signing from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, has helped Spurs finish in the top four of the Premier League for the past three seasons.He has netted 47 goals in 140 appearances for the north London club and is regarded as a key member of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury
2 The 24-year-old captained England for the third time in a 1-0 friendly victory over Switzerland last week, having previously worn the armband against Belgium at the World Cup.However, Parlour believes he is not good enough for the Three Lions or for the current Spurs team and has a better future as a centre-back than in midfield.Dier came under fire from his own fans – and talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham – on Saturday after his mistake led to Liverpool’s first goal in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham at Wembley.Speaking about his performance on Monday’s Sports Breakfast, talkSPORT host Alan Brazil said: “I’m beginning to doubt if he’s a top, top class player.“Is he overrated?”And Arsenal legend Parlour replied: “I certainly think he’s a better centre-half. Eric Dier in action in Spurs’ defeat to Liverpool Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has questioned the ability and quality of Tottenham’s Eric Dier, telling talkSPORT: “I don’t know what he brings as a midfielder”. 2 “I know he’s playing in central midfield and he’s done well there – probably the best game I’ve seen him play was at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea and he was excellent, he was everywhere.“But I just don’t think he does it on a regular basis.“I don’t know what he really brings to the midfield, if I’m being honest.“And I know he has been England captain in a few games, but I don’t think he’s England quality at the moment.” 🗣️ Brazil: ‘I’m beginning to doubt if he’s top, top class.’🗣️ Parlour: ‘I don’t know what he brings to the midfield.’Al & Ray say Eric Dier’s performance against Liverpool has increased their doubts about the #THFC & England midfielder.Do you think Dier is overrated? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/0saGyW4uVn— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) September 17, 2018
One man has been taken to hospital following a reported explosion at a Letterkenny car yard.The incident happened around 11.30am at Donegal Car Breakers in the Bonagee area.A number of ambulances and fire tenders rushed to the scene following reports of the explosion. Eye-witnesses reported hearing a loud bang and a plume of smoke coming from the area.One man was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital by ambulance but his condition is not yet known.A full investigation into the cause of the incident has been launched.Breaking: Man injured after ‘explosion’ at car breakers yard was last modified: May 25th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bonageecar breakers yardexplosioninvestigationletterkenny
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest General Motors is taking bold steps to expand the U.S. diesel vehicle market beyond its traditional stronghold in full-size pickups, and providing more options than ever before for customers to reap the additional benefits of fueling up with B20 biodiesel blends, America’s Advanced Biofuel. With eight new diesel vehicle options hitting the roadways in 2017–2018, General Motors now offers a full line-up of 20 different diesel models, from passenger cars, to pickups and SUVs, to commercial vans and low cab forward trucks — all of which are approved for use with B20.John Schwegman, Director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty Product for General Motors, delivered the welcome news to an enthusiastic crowd at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in San Diego.“Diesel propulsion deserves wider consideration by fleet managers across the country,” Schwegman said. “With biodiesel production and retail distribution expanding, and so many proven benefits, we believe more fleets will embrace the technology as part of their sustainability plans. If our diesel customers fueled exclusively with biodiesel, we estimate that consumption of petroleum-based fuels would be reduced by hundreds of million gallons annually.”GM’s announcement, along with additional new diesel model introductions this year, sends a strong signal that diesel remains an important option for meeting the current and future needs of U.S. drivers. Including 2017 and 2018 models, Chevrolet and GMC will offer one of the largest portfolios of vehicles capable of running on B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.GM Fleet’s B20 Capable Options Include:Chevrolet Express full-size vans (Cargo, Passenger, Cutaway)Chevrolet Low Cab Forward commercial truckChevrolet Colorado mid-size pickupChevrolet Silverado (2500HD, 3500HD, Chassis Cab) pickupsChevrolet Equinox crossover vehicleChevrolet Cruze (Sedan, Hatchback) passenger carsGMC Savana (Cargo, Passenger, Cutaway) full-size vansGMC Sierra (2500HD, 3500HD, Chassis Cab) pickupsGMC Canyon mid-size pickupGMC Terrain crossover vehicleIn 2018, Chevrolet will add a fifth diesel-powered truck line: a new Class 4/5 conventional cab truck being developed jointly with Navistar.“General Motors is a shining example of a company that is getting it right by continuing to invest in new technology diesel engines to meet consumer demands for powerful, clean and fuel-efficient vehicles capable of running on clean, renewable B20 biodiesel blends,” said Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel. “We applaud GM for its efforts, and look forward to partnering with you in your continued support for biodiesel as your diesel vehicle product line continues to expand.”
How to Get Started in China and Have Success How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags:#video Perhaps the biggest lesson that marketers have learned in the last few years is that throwing money at marketing tactics doesn’t necessarily deliver a relational return for the investment. Instead, even with the leanest of budgets, today’s marketing investments deliver a greater return when they are thoughtfully conceptualized and executed. That’s why many marketers have ditched high-cost, glossy print advertising for lower cost digital ad formats that reach a targeted audience.Now, the same thought process should be applied to creating video ads. According toWistia, a video software company, production cost is not the driving factor for video success. Instead, it’s all about the quality, which according to Wistia’s report, “Does Production Quality Matter in Video Advertising?”, includes authentic storytelling and valuable information.Testing a HypothesisAfter producing hundreds of videos for clients, Wistia began to see a pattern in the results. Often, it wasn’t the expensive, glossy videos that were the most well-received by audiences. This led them to theorize that video cost didn’t always equate to video success. Instead, a company could spend far less and potentially generate greater results, delivering higher ROI despite the limited budget.Wistia went to work to test this hypothesis. They created the One Ten One Hundred research project in partnership with Sandwich Video. Three video ads were produced with similar messages but significantly different budgets. The three budgets were $1,000, $10,000, and $100,000.To determine which video produced the greatest ROI, Wistia used two key performance indicators (KPIs). The KPIs included Cost Per Install and Cost Per 25% View. There were three different ad formats used to further the findings: direct response video ads, sequential ads, and video carousel ads.Wistia also wanted to ensure that the results were directly related to cost versus the ad format and platform. Similar audiences were targeted across platforms like YouTube and Facebook. To see more about the research beyond the report, Wistia produced a documentary called One, Ten, One Hundred where you can see how each video was made.The Results Indicate It’s Not About the SpendThe research found that the $10,000 video ad performed twice as well across all ad formats compared to the $1,000 and $100,000 video ads. The $10,000 video only had about half the Cost Per Install (CPI) compared to the other video ads. For example, on YouTube, the $10,000 video ad had an average CPI of $6.66 versus greater than $10 for the other video ads. These results were even compelling when measured on Facebook. For example, the $10,000 video ad had a Cost Per Install on Facebook of $23.57 versus $77.54 for the $100,000 video ad.A highly polished production doesn’t mean a larger audience feels engaged. If anything, those that participated in the test were less impressed with the $100,000 ad. Instead, the participants preferred the $10,000 video ad because they more closely connected to the storyline. Also, they liked how the product was presented in a way where they could see how to use it. The participants even related more to the $1,000 video ad, which was created on an iPhone.In financial terms, Wistia spent $1.09 on Facebook to get one viewer to watch 25% of the $1,000 video ad but $1.53 to get the same impression from the $100,000 video ad. This meant that the average Cost Per Install for the $1,000 video ad was 30% less than the most expensive video ad. Therefore, the ROI on the $100,000 video ad just wasn’t there.Most importantly, the participants liked how the mid-range budget video ad didn’t feel like a sales technique. This contrasted the reaction to the most expensive one that immediately made them connect the glossy presentation with those brands that have only ever tried to sell them something.Social Media Channels Measure Video Ad Results DifferentlyAnd, it turns out that social media channels like YouTube aren’t necessarily impressed with what others think about video ads. In fact, it turned out that YouTube didn’t give any preference to the best-performing video ad. The tests showed that the ad ordered first in a group of uploaded videos got the most impressions while the ad at that bottom of that same group had the fewest impressions.The results are even more complicated on Facebook, which doesn’t offer a clear view of what defines an actual video view. This is because it appears that just the act of scrolling past an autoplay video triggers a view result in the Facebook ads platform.Finding the Right Video Ad PartnerNow, small businesses don’t have to worry about how they are going to pay for a Hollywood style film crew for their next video ad. It turns out they aren’t necessary for digital marketing success. The better approach is to work from a much smaller budget, putting more resources into the concept, message, and storytelling techniques to more deeply engage with audiences. What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Related Posts Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite
Two people died as incessant heavy rain triggered floods in Tripura on Monday. At least 10,000 people have taken shelter in makeshift camps in the two most affected districts of the State.Heavy rain submerged most parts of Agartala city including the posh Dr Shyma Prasad Mukherjee Marg where official residences of the Chief Minister and other Ministers are located. Floods and water logging severely affected traffic and businesses.Train schedules were hit while trains on the move were reaching their destination late. Plying of vehicles on the national highway was also affected due to water logging at several points.Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb assured all assistance to the flood-hit people. He directed departments to speed up rescue and relief operations.Water was flowing above the danger level in Howrah river in Agartala, while water level was rising in other major rivers. Two deaths were reported from South and Khowai districts; 38 relief camps have been set up in school and government office buildings in West and Khowai districts. Some 10,000 people have taken shelter in makeshift camps, official sources said.
The new cricket bat promises to keep the ball down while travelling to the slipsWe are often left wondering why there is so much fuss about the revolutions a football would take in the air and off the playing surface in the sport’s most prestigious tournament. But ball manufacturers confirm, the Brazuka 2014, Jabulani 2010, Teamgeist 2006 are different not just for their design but grip, touch, aerodynamics, everything varies from one football to another. For the same reason, a tennis player looks to get his racquet strings in tune with the heaviness of the playing surface.In the same context, for a game like cricket, the usage of playing equipment is the heaviest. A fully loaded batsmen about to enter the playing field may seem like a warrior out to battle, to someone unacquainted with the game. But the most talked about piece of equipment that has driven the game’s primary objective, run making, remains — a cricket bat. And with every passing day the bat making industry continues to innovate with ways and means to multiply run making opportunities for ‘the batsman’ – in many ways, the game’s royalty.Indian batsmen’s collective failure against the swinging ball led to their capitulation in the recently concluded test series against England. While it will take them countless man hours in the nets to come up with a better answer, the next time around, there is a new bat manufacturer in town who wants to lend a helping hand.Humming Whale Product Innovations, a company formed by a group of four ambitious IIT graduates delivers a cricket bat called Falcon Blade whose 3D tapering to the sides of the blade promises to keep the ball down while travelling to the slips, off the edge, taken of a swinging ball.advertisement”Compared to the normal trajectory of the ball after impact, this imparts a downward velocity of the ball making it travel to a safer region rather than looping up for a catch or going straight to the fielders. It would fall short and squarer. The 3D taper is designed in a way that it also gives a more forward component to the ball,” explains Ayush Jain, one of the architects of the new bat.The Falcon Blade imparts a downward velocity of the ball making it travel to a safer regionWhether this bat will go on to see the light of the day where it’s used by top class batsmen in international cricket is a matter of conjecture but that they haven’t modified with the essence of the bat works in their favour. “Unlike the Mongoose where the bat handle becomes significantly large and blade smaller, we haven’t done any such thing. Our idea is to merely work with the edges of the blade,” says Mirik Gogri, another of the quartet. Suresh Raina, taking queue from Matthew Hayden had used the Mongoose in top level T20 cricket until he gave it up, struggling to ‘defend’ with it.Even for a Virat Kohli who would have been happy to use a bat like Falcon in England, which could possibly have seen a few of his edges falling short of slips, the last thing he would want is to lose the sweet spot of the bat. Ayush dips in to allay the fears batsmen may have. “The slight shaving off the edges to optimize the design is not too large to impact the middle of the bat. The exact ratios of the taper can be modified depending on the player’s batting style, his stance and the type of pitch,” he says.Having worked in conjunction with a cricket simulation centre in Mumbai, Smaash, the results, they say are positive. “The results have been in agreement with our hypothesis. With respect to the edges, we saw the thick edges travel to the ground in front of second slip as compared to the 1st slip. The air friction was reduced by 3-4 per cent in case of the bat swing, which imparts more power to the shot,” says Ayush.The group of IITians who have decided to move off the beaten path and work on innovations are hoping the bat will sooner rather than later find its way in the Indian dressing room. “Since we formulated this bat to help the Indian team after seeing their 8 losses in a row in England and Australia in 2011, we do hope they benefit from it one day,” says Kshitij, one of the innovators.The quartet of engineers who have devised the bat have made some headway, getting the bat an MCC approval and finding for it a place in their archives.advertisementWith a high quality retired Indian batsmen also studying the findings of the science behind the bat to see if it can achieve the objective, the IITians are keeping their fingers crossed.