first_imgAsked if Sri Lanka should fly Perera, whose three Tests Asked if Sri Lanka should fly Perera, whose three Tests have already yielded two fifties, to England, Sangakkara replied: “I hope they do, because I think when youve gone through something like that, the best thing you can do is to be allowed to play cricket again.”But the sad fact is that, I think, when you are provisionally banned, you cant even train or use the facilities that international teams use.”Sangakkara added: “Unfortunately, Sri Lanka have lost a remarkable player for quite a long time now and hopefully hell have a very successful career from here on in.”Speaking in Colombo earlier today, Perera said he had gone through “tremendous mental stress” and indicated that returning for Sri Lankas home series with Australia in July was probably a more realistic goal.Sangakarra, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, retired from the international game last year with a superb record of 12,400 runs at an average of more than 57 with 38 hundreds.Last month, he scored 171 for Surrey against Somerset at The Oval in the County Championship.But the 38-year-old left-hander, appearing on a platform with England pacemen Stuart Broad and Steven Finn, said he had no regrets.”I think Ive had my time facing Stuart (Broad) and Jimmy (Anderson) and fast bowlers at international level,” said Sangakkara.”I thought I might miss it more, but I am quite at peace with the decision Ive made.” AFP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

24 Observations from the Magazines 247 Conference

first_img4. Question: “What is the goal of a blog?” Google Evangelist’s answer: “To inspire irrational loyalty.”5. The Knot’s Carley Roney, speaking on a panel called “Raising the Digital Bar in a Down Economy”: “We’ve moved beyond weddings—we’re a life stage media company.”6. Corporate spin alert: Hearst EVP and general manager John Loughlin said the company has been outsourcing technical work on its Web site to Vietnam, India and Poland, for “cost and efficiency.” “We’re upscaling the jobs” in the U.S. If the economy turned around today, he said, “we’d still pursue this.”7. Adweek editor Jim Cooper, moderator of a panel entitled “Are Paid Sites the New Black?” on his resistance to them: “I’m a conditioned traffic whore, and a cheapskate.”8. Surprisingly not much mention of Twitter, although there were some attendees tweeting.9. Perhaps more surprising, virtually no mention of digital magazines.10. Lots of talk of mobile “apps,” particularly for the iPhone. 11. “There’s been a reticence among magazine publishers to trust the audience,” says Geoff Reiss, GM, Newsweek Digital.12. Reiss: “We’ve successfully completed the first step in a 12 Step program: We’ve identified the problem.”13. Rodale executive vice president and group publisher MaryAnn Bekkedahl, on charging for online content: “People have been talking for a long time about how the consumer is in control—I think it’s time we should take back control, and set the policies.”14. Bekkedahl adds: “The 23-year-old on an iMac in the café—people are beginning to realize that isn’t great content. He doesn’t have the experience.” I think 23-year-olds, even those at Rodale, might have a lot to say about that.15. Not every advertising deal should be integrated, says Digitas SVP Jordan Bitterman. “There are so many signoffs, not everyone [at an agency] is going to be on board. Sometimes it’s not worth it.”16. How would you monetize Facebook, if you were in charge? “Data—they are sitting on more data than MRI or anyone in the magazine business, and it’s updated weekly, daily, even hourly. That’s extremely valuable.”17. Some refreshing honesty. Hank Boye, publisher, Harvard Business Review, on charging for premium content: “It may not work. We’re not sure where it’s gonna go.”18. Eric Patterson on IDG’s Game Pro launching its own video game label: “We know we’re blurring the lines [between church and state].”19. Three digital trends, according to Razorfish’s Domenic Venuto: aggregation, data, and social influence marketing. “Data is the new creative.”20. Domain names are still important. Meredith digital VP Dan Hickey says the company paid $5,000 for, and they view the branding return on that investment “priceless.”21. Dumbest (perhaps unintentionally) quote of the day, courtesy of MySpace sales and marketing president Jeff Berman: “Social networking has existed since the beginning of society.”22. Getting magazine publishers to put the Web first in terms of priority is not only a good idea, says Forbes editor Paul Maidment, it’s essential to their survival.23. Playboy has created a slick trailer for a short called Playboy Interns, replete with product placement, specifically for mobile phones. Who has the time to watch this?24. Back to the Google evangelist dude: “Advertising and subscriptions are not going to save your business. Customers will.” The Magazine Publishers of America held its fifth annual digital magazine conference, Magazines 24/7, in New York today. Read our full report here. Below, some additional observations. 1. No Wi-Fi. At the Digital Magazine Conference. Wi-T-Fi?!?!2. More than 250 attendees—a good sign for an association that was recently forced to cancel its signature event, the American Magazine Conference.3. During his opening keynote, Avinash Kaushik, Google’s “analytics evangelist” (sweet job title), eviscerates in a critique of the site. “I went on there, I did the poll—what the hell was that?”last_img read more

Meet Indias 10 highest paid CEOs of 2017 VIDEO

first_img Meet India’s 10 highest paid CEOs: 2017 Seventy one years post independence, India is touching new heights in all fields of development, including — the rising pay packets of corporate tycoons year-after-year.India is home to Asia’s second richest billionaire, the world’s costliest home and a bunch of millionaires. It is also home to some of the most well paid executives.IBT Media compiles a list of the highest paid CEOs across India.Wouldn’t it be interesting to know who they are?Check out the video to find out more. Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Firefighting infrastructure has seen massive improvement in last 7 years

first_imgKolkata: Bengal has witnessed massive infrastructure development in the past seven years, to ensure a better firefighting mechanism in the state.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: “Since pre-Independence to 2011, as many as 100 fire stations had come up in the state. While in the past seven years, 41 fire stations have come up in Bengal and 20 are under construction. Moreover, the process of setting up another 41 is also going on.” She said that it is a remarkable development of infrastructure facilities. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBanerjee on Tuesday flagged off 30 fire tenders of 5,000 litre capacity and 20 fire tenders of 8,000 litre capacity. The programme for the same was held outside Nabanna. She said as many as 674 fire fighting vehicles have been introduced in the past seven years and there are 136 motorcycle-mounted firefighting arrangements. “I feel there is a need to increase such arrangements to fight fire properly in congested areas,” the Chief Minister said, adding that some Panchayat areas are also getting congested and such mechanism is also needed in such places. These are also helpful in urban and semi-urban areas. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShe further said that she had got the idea of introducing motorcycle-mounted firefighting arrangements during her visit to Germany. “Vehicles there ply at speeds of around 250 km per hour and I found that a road accident had taken place. Helicopters were pressed in to rescue the people. At the same time, I found that materials required for rescue operations were brought on motorbikes. After returning, I put forth the idea of introducing the motorcycle-mounted firefighting arrangement,” Banerjee said, adding that the Disaster Management department, the state Fire and Emergency Services department and police should take steps to introduce more motorcycle-mounted firefighting arrangements. She further added that pilot cars are now being engaged for piloting another vehicle and the use of motorbikes for the same purpose would be more economical. She further said that three hydraulic ladders were also introduced in the past seven years, to fight fires in high-rise buildings. Banerjee also directed the police to ensure coverage of maximum areas using CCTV cameras. She said: “It is not always possible to be present physically to maintain a vigil. So, installation of CCTV cameras will help to carry out better surveillance.” In the past seven years, fire stations have been constructed in different rural parts and infrastructure of the fire stations, which have been existing for the past several years, has also been improved.last_img read more

Goodbye Productivity Microsoft Is Bringing Back Solitaire for Windows 10

first_img 1 min read If Windows 8 felt like a radical departure from previous iterations of Microsoft’s long-loved operating system, the tech giant is looking to inject a bit of fun familiarity back into Windows 10, which is slated for a summer release.Solitaire, which was removed from Windows 8 alongside other classics including Hearts and Minesweeper, will be baked back into Windows 10, Mashable reports.   While Solitaire will receive a spot on Windows 10’s new start menu — another feature Microsoft had removed from Windows 8 much to loyalists’ disdain — the other games must be downloaded as add-ons from the Windows Store.The addition was discovered when Microsoft rolled out a preview of the new software earlier this week. A note explains that the return of Solitaire commemorates the 25th anniversary of the game on Windows.Related: Pac-Man and Google Maps: A Genius Match April 24, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more