Elano is still grateful to Manchester City

first_imgThe former Citizen says the English Premier League club has a special place in his heart after the two years he lived with the teamBrazilian playmaker Elano played with English Premier League club Manchester City from 2007 to 2009.And the Citizens star is very grateful to his former EPL team.“Manchester City is a special club to me and I will always be grateful to the Club and to the city of Manchester,” Elano told the club’s official website.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“City are world class now and the fans deserve it as they are very special.”“I came at a transitional phase but we made the fans happy and believed we could win titles like the Premier League,” he added.“I was happy to play my part and to be here was a joy.”“I just want to thank you all. I am one of you and playing for this club is something I will remember for the rest of my life,” he concluded.last_img read more

MediaNext Show Thriving in the Age of Transformation

first_imgNEW YORK—Relevancy and innovation will help brands, and especially magazine publishers, not only stay afloat in the age of digital transformation, but also enable them to thrive. That was the message delivered by keynote speaker and Meredith Corporation’s National Media Group president Tom Harty during the final day of the MediaNext Show, FOLIO:’s annual conference. “Change plus innovation equals sustained growth,” said Harty, who took the stage this morning at the Marriot Marquis in New York City. “Change plus innovation has allowed us to go from a traditional publishing company to a national marketing and communications company across a variety of platforms. At Meredith, that means building and maintaining the ability to connect. We reach 100 million U.S. women, about half of this is through a digital channel.”Speaking to about 200 media professionals from a variety of industries, Harty laid out four principals for thriving in the age of digital transformation: 1. Focus on your core business.2. Leverage technology, but not at the expense of your core business.3. Stay relevant. Keep innovating.4. Be accountable. Capitalize on the power of magazines.“[Innovation] means remembering who you are not,” he said. “We are not a technology products company, we are a content company and a sales and marketing organization.”Harty added that by expanding the ways a brand can connect with audiences, publishers can extend revenue opportunities. By embracing technology and a variety of platforms, a magazine then helps to create relevancy among readers, which will help them to thrive.One way Meredith is doing this is both through organic growth and acquisition activity. Harty said Meredith felt threatened for a period of time by Allrecipes.com, but was able to stay relevant and continue to thrive by acquiring the online giant.“We acquired Allrecipes.com, the leading website for food around the world, and it doubled our digital footprint,” he said. “Thinking back to what Meredith is made of, we didn’t have a lot of food brands, but it was the number one content topic.”In addition to expanding their online presence, Harty says that the brand addition presented the company with a variety of new revenue opportunities because of the Allrecipes.com audience: 50 percent of the traffic to the site is mobile, and 50 percent of that traffic is happening in-store—presenting unique opportunities for advertisers to target buying-empowered consumers.“Being a public company means our shareholders demand growth—technology enables us to reach audiences across 1 billion touch points,” he said. “It’s a slow progression, but we are believers.”last_img read more

Man attempts suicide after killing wife son

first_imgA man tried to commit suicide allegedly after killing his wife and daughter in Magura’s Parnanduali village following a family feud on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased were Punya Rani, 25 and her 10-month old son Manob.Confirming the incident, Tarikul Islam, Magura additional superintendent of police, said being informed by locals, police went to the rented house of Bitu Mazumder, 40, and found the throat-slit bodies of his wife and daughter lying in a pool of blood.Bitu, who sustained injuries on throat following a suicide attempt, was admitted to Magura Sadar Hospital, he said.The bodies were sent to hospital morgue for autopsy and a case has been filed in this regard, he added.last_img read more

WATCH LIVE Clinton To Address Supporters Wednesday Morning

first_img Share Broadcast live streaming video on UstreamHillary Clinton will speak to her supporters this morning in her first public remarks since her stunning defeat by Donald Trump. Her campaign says Clinton will speak to staff and supporters at a New York hotel (at 9:30 a.m. CT) Clinton didn’t make a formal concession speech. But she did call Trump early today to congratulate him on his victory.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016Gage Skidmore/FlickrHilary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate for the 2016 Election.last_img read more

63 Ugandan and Kenyan ICT Companies to Improve Export Capability

first_imgAdvertisement The Netherlands Trust Fund III (NTF III) Export Sector Competitiveness Programme, a three-year, multi-phase Dutch-backed project with the International Trade Centre (ITC), has completed the company selection process for the projects in Kenya and Uganda.33 Kenyan and 30 Ugandan companies were chosen based on a criteria that focused on their perceived ability to benefit from the NTFIII training and advisory services. Relevant criteria included, but was not limited to, the financial soundness of the company, export experience and strategy, and market presence.The NTFIII will sponsor specific initiatives to boost export competitiveness of the IT and ITES (IT enabled services) sectors in Kenya and Uganda is focused on companies both large and small that have either already taken steps to export or are poised to join the export market. The NTFIII company pool for Kenya and Uganda includes product start-ups, software development, and services companies. – Advertisement – The NTFIII projects in Kenya and Uganda are breaking new ground for the NTF program as a whole by the inclusion of start-ups in the company pools.East Africa’s web and mobile application development activity is frequently covered in the business press and this attention is well-deserved for the creativity and initiative it has shown.“The results of this project should be an increase in IT and ITES exports from both Kenya and Uganda, along with a strengthened capacity among the trade support institutions that will provide continued growth after the program has ended,” said Olivier Naray, Programme Officer of the NTF III Programme.He added that this will mean an increased ability in both countries to create and maintain jobs in these sectors.Much of the effort in the project is focused on training and B2B outreach for the companies selected. Working with this selected pool of companies, the NTFIII will provide appropriate training and advisory services for enhancing export capability such as building business plans, developing appropriate market research, accessing finance, and direct B2B sales expertise.“This gap of applied skill is preventing many talented Ugandan and Kenyan companies from both exploring potential export markets as well as from developing a seed idea into something more sustainable,” noted Mr. Naray.“The NTFIII Kenyan and Ugandan projects aim to specifically address these gaps for the start-ups as well as for the larger organizations in their company pools.”The project is being implemented along with Trade Support Initiatives from the two countries, including the ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) and Uganda Business Process Outsourcing Association (UBPOA).ICTAU Chairman, Simon Kaheru urged “everyone” to “take the the project seriously”.“This project is key to enhancing the competitiveness of the indigenous, home-grown Ugandan ICT sector and enabling us to scale up internationally. We have high hopes that it will have an impact on our members, indirectly including those who may not be part of the initial group chosen to participate. We urge everyone in the ICT sector to take it seriously,” said ICTAU Chairman Simon Kaheru.Featured Image: Partners in the NTF III project from Kenya and Uganda in a work-planning session in Dubai last year. Photo: Albert Mucunguzi/PC Tech Magazinelast_img read more