Syracuse falls two spots to No. 9 in Inside Lacrosse rankings

first_img Published on April 16, 2018 at 8:27 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44 Syracuse (7-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) sank two spots to No. 9 in the Inside Lacrosse rankings after it split its two games the past week.Tuesday, SU lost at then-No. 9 Cornell 13-8 before winning in overtime on Saturday, 13-12, against North Carolina. Syracuse’s loss to Cornell was the Orange’s fourth loss in its last six nonconference games.Maryland remained the nation’s top-ranked team and four of the five ACC teams stayed in the top 20 with Duke (No. 3), Virginia (No. 13) and Notre Dame (No. 15).Syracuse will continue its nonconference slate on Saturday against No. 14 Navy. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Mango extends its wings

first_img18 December 2013 South African Airways and its low-cost operator Mango have extended their code share agreement to include other coastal cities in South Africa as well as Bloemfontein, SAA spokesman Tlali Tlali said in a statement on Tuesday. The new routes have been effective since 13 December. SAA and Mango already have a code share agreement in place for flights between Cape Town and Durban, as well as on the route between Lanseria Airport outside Johannesburg and Cape Town. This will be extended to include the routes between Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and George. Other routes to be included are those between Cape Town and Bloemfontein, and Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Tlali said. Mango will continue to be the operating carrier with SAA placing its code “SA” on the above flights as the marketing carrier. SAA customers will travel on a ticket starting with “SA”, while Mango customers will travel on a ticket starting with a “JE” code. Voyager members will earn miles only if they book their flights on the SAA flight number, Tlali said. This is the case on the Mango flights between Durban and Cape Town, and between Lanseria and Cape Town. “The new agreement represents an expansion of an existing, successful code share partnership, in place since 2010 between Cape Town and Durban as well as from Lanseria to Cape Town,” said Kendy Phohleli, SAA’s acting general manager. “It is in line with strategic imperatives as indicated in Gaining Altitude, SAA’s long-term turnaround strategy, whereby focus is placed on intra-group operational efficiency and commercial impetus.” Nico Bezuidenhout, Mango’s chief executive, said the success of existing code-share activities boded well for further growth. “By adding greater network choice through collaboration, not only will SAA passengers benefit, but commercially it represents a giant leap forward for both brands.” Source: SA Airwayslast_img read more

How Tech Is Shaking Up the Modern-Day Ad Agency

first_imgAs WPP looks for a replacement for Sorrell, the company is exploring what assets it can divest in order to make way for investments that will keep it competitive. The next WPP leader will not only need to be well-versed in evaluating these investments, but he or she will need to be willing to take up Sorrell’s sword when it comes to tech behemoths. Sorrell was fond of criticizing tech frenemies as he tried to beat them at their game. With WPP seeking a new chief executive, the company is struggling to hold the business together. At the same time, it’s not giving up the ghost — nor should it. Congress’s public tongue-lashing of Mark Zuckerberg shows that even the mighty can tumble. Tags:#ad#advertising By acquiring Acxiom as part of a multibillion-dollar deal that’s expected to close by the end of the year, Interpublic showed its true colors. If the Acxiom acquisition comes to pass, Interpublic will have tremendous access to a wealth of target persona data and information. The agency won’t just be able to shout out messages, it will be able to precisely send them to people when and where they’re most receptive. This move shows the growing importance of data to the ad giant. Omnicom is apparently on the hunt for new partners, according to its CFO Phil Angelastro. After getting rid of Novus and Sellbytel, the agency is in a good financial position to make acquisitions. In fact, revenue for Omnicom climbed 1.8 percent during the second quarter of 2018. By divesting its underperforming services, the company is ready to undertake a massive transformation that includes upping its tech and data game. Publicis has focused on digital investments for several years, but its “Power of One” restructuring has placed it firmly ahead of the pack in terms of digital transformation. By centralizing its internal capabilities, the emerging Publicis looks to be efficient, productive, and disruptive. In addition, the company’s relationship with Sapient enables Publicis to more powerfully work with C-suite executives to help its clients better face digital challenges.As the saying goes, “Better late than never.” For ad agencies confronted by the need for digital transformation, “never” isn’t an option. Those that want to get in the game need to start playing soon. Otherwise, they’ll likely be blindsided when the rules change again. How do you get noticed when your audience is more mobile, digital, and finicky than ever? That’s what the major players in the ad industry are trying to figure out.Not only are brands moving their media operations in-house, but many companies are embracing IT consulting firms in lieu of paying ad agencies. Why? It seems that old-fashioned advertising just doesn’t cut it anymore. The arrival of ad blocking and the decline of TV ratings have led brands to turn away from digital spots and TV ads, both of which have been the bread and butter of ad agencies.Consequently, the big four ad agencies are seriously shaking up their protocols.Out With the Old, In With the TechThis shakeup escalated after Martin Sorrell, the top dog at WPP, one of the world’s four biggest advertising holding companies, resigned in April amidst an investigation into personal misconduct. Sorrell was the brains behind the industry’s modern practice of acquiring smaller competitors, and he built WPP into the giant it is today.But make no mistake: The loss of WPP’s head doesn’t mean smoother sailing for the three other biggies — Interpublic, Omnicom, and Publicis. Instead, it opens up more possibilities for industry shifts. And the big players are in a raft on choppy waters, watching as Google and Facebook gobbled up market share, followed by Amazon and digital consulting firms like Accenture.Consulting firms with digital know-how are becoming increasingly serious competition for ad agencies as the firms woo clients with their ability to reach consumers more effectively and cheaply thanks to data and machine learning. The only way for major ad agencies to compete at this point is to acquire digital knowledge through creation and acquisition, according to Alberto Cabezas-Castellanos, founder and CEO of Gauss & Neumann, a research laboratory with a team of Ph.D.s that work on SEM/PPC architecture and technologies.“I believe that the group that will end up winning in the long run is the one able to create a native digital culture through internal research labs that spread knowledge across every internal office,” Cabezas-Castellanos explains. “Big groups should stop using borrowed management technologies and become hybrid software companies that create code.”Some of the ad world’s biggest players are coming around to that very idea at seemingly just the right moment. Facebook recently lost advertising shares for the first time, meaning ad agencies willing to boldly advance can make strides. Ivan Pollard, former senior VP-strategic marketing at The Coca-Cola Co., sees this move as an important step forward — while noting that consultants and ad agencies both have something to learn from each other.“The big consultancies are underestimating the value of creativity [and] the agencies are under- exploiting the value of business analytics,” he told AdAge. “Someone’s going to crack that soon because data plus creativity is the future.”Daring Data and Tech Moves in the Advertising WorldWe’ve already seen some exciting changes coming from advertising agencies, and there’s no doubt we’ll see some more. Their common theme? Tech and data. Here’s how that theme is showing up in moves the four big players are making: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Publicis: Transforming Its Relationship With Digital AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them WPP: Down to Diversify Its Portfolio Frank Landman Related Posts AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Interpublic: Courting Acxiom for Its Consumer Data Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. Omnicom: Swiping Right on Tech and Data Acquisitionslast_img read more

Alas proves Guiao right with barrage of treys en route to career game

first_imgMOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Alas remembered Guiao’s words, and on Sunday, the fourth-year guard, heeded his coach’s advice.In his best offensive night in the pros, the 26-year-old fired on all cylinders at Philippine Arena, draining four of his five triples in the fourth period to carry NLEX to a 93-90 squeaker over Blackwater.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat performance garnered Alas a new career-high of 25 points, on 5-of-12 shooting from downtown, to go with eight rebounds and five assists as the Road Warriors clinched a spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.Asked what led to his stupendous showing, the 26-year-old said that it was just a matter of him trusting Guiao’s system while also seeking to perform better than his 15-point effort against Alaska last week. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Santiago right in time to complete NU’s comeback vs DLSUcenter_img “I was locked in. I played ok last game but coach said that I shouldn’t be satisfied,” he shared. “I just wanted to repay the trust coach has been giving me.”His explosion came at the right time for the Road Warriors, who was banking largely on Kiefer Ravena majority of the game before finding another offensive weapon in Alas.“We’re down and Kiefer was playing well. The focus of the defense was on him so I felt someone had to step up. We can’t rely on Kiefer alone and I’m happy that we’re both able to play well,” he said as that opened the floodgates for the others like Cyrus Baguio and Rabeh Al-Hussaini to make big plays down the stretch.With the famed NLEX backcourt now clicking, Alas is keeping his fingers crossed that this will only be the beginning of what Guiao labeled as his “K-and-K” combo.“I hope we’ll be consistent. I wish this is already the start for me and Kiefer to play better in our coming games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — NLEX coach Yeng Guiao knew how good of an offensive threat Kevin Alas could be once he fully develops his outside shooting.“I’ve been getting on Kevin’s outside shooting the last few games, I’ve been asking him to take outside shots, come early in the morning in practice and practice those outside shots. I’ve been telling him that he’s underusing his outside game and he’s relying so much on his slashing ability and the defense were already sagging off him,” Guiao said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextlast_img read more

Small Flurry of Deals Give MA Hope for 09

first_imgAfter several months of scarce magazine M&A action—no doubt a result of the down economy—there has been a small flurry of deals over the last week or so. The latest include PennWell Corporation’s acquisition of b-to-b publisher HCI Publications, and Texas-based private equity group Austin Ventures’ purchase of Asset International, a retirement and international securities services industries publisher.As part of the PennWell acquisition, HCI Publications owners Leslie Eden and Carl Vansant will serve as consultants to PennWell. Serving the hydroelectric industry, Kansas City, Missouri-based HCI publishes Hydro Review and HRW magazines and produces the HydroVision and Waterpower conferences, as well as several other magazines, events and Web sites.    PennWell will move HCI to Tulsa, Oklahoma where it will be led by Richard Baker, vice president and publisher of PennWell’s North American Global Energy Group. It was not immediately clear if any layoffs were associated with the acquisition. Seven editorial and advertising staffers agreed to make the move to Oklahoma, PenWell said.HCI was represented in the deal by advisory firm Whitestone Communications. Financial terms were not disclosed.In another deal, Austin Ventures—the private equity firm that this summer nearly purchased Entrepreneur Media—said it agreed to acquire Stamford, Connecticut-based global financial information publisher Asset International. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In conjunction with the announcement, Austin Ventures named Jim Casella, who formerly served as vice chairman of Reed Business Information, as CEO. Before that, he served as CEO of RBI U.S. (Cahners). Casella worked with the private equity firm in what it called a “CEO-in-residence” capacity during negotiations.Asset International publishes financial sector publications, including its flagship PlanSponsor magazine, which has a circulation of 35,000. It also produces the Daily NewsDash and AdvisorDash newsletters.No layoffs were associated with the acquisition, Austin Ventures said.last_img read more

Hajj flight to begin 14 July

first_imgReligious affairs minister principal Motiur Rahman on Thursday said the Hajj flights carrying Bangladeshi pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj this year will begin on 14 July, reports UNB.This year, a total of 1,27,198 pilgrims – 7,198 under government management and 1,20,000 under private management – will perform Hajj from Bangladesh, said the minister while speaking at a press briefing over the Hajj management situation.The government has taken necessary steps so that the pilgrims can go to Saudi Arabia smoothly, he added.Besides, action will be taken against Hajj agencies if found taking money less that the government-set package, said the minister.Motiur also said the authorities concerned have been asked to take necessary steps in maintaining Hajj flight schedule.Earlier in the day, principal Motiur Rahman inaugurated the registration process of the Hajj pilgrims for 2018 under the government management at the Secretariat. The process will continue till 11 March.The government has opened a hotline-09602666707-at the ministry for making any complaint regarding Hajj management and fraudulence. It will remain open for providing information about Hajj, said Motiur.The government has approved a total of 774 Hajj agencies for sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year.The Minister also said complaint was found against 193 Hajj agencies for different irregularities. Of these, the licenses of 64 Hajj agencies were cancelled and the security money was also seized while 17 Hajj agencies were fined with suspension of license.Meanwhile, acting religious affairs secretary Anisur Rahman said the hajj agencies will be rewarded for good performance while action will be taken against those involved in any irregularities.last_img read more

Dragon boat accident kills 11 in China

first_imgEleven people were killed Saturday and six others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, state-run Xinhua news agency said.Rowers on board the two long, narrow kayak-like boats were practising for a race in Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the accident occurred Saturday afternoon, tipping 57 people into the water.Some 40 people have been pulled out of the water alive and rescue work continues, Xinhua said.Authorities in Guilin said villagers had organised a practice session without notifying police, and that two organisers were detained.Races are held nationwide every year to mark the dragon boat festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, or the summer solstice.The festival pays tribute to the ancient poet Qu Yuan who, legend has it, drowned himself in protest against being falsely accused of treason.last_img read more