Top US official holds key talks in Colombo on US foreign assistance

A top US official has had key talks in Colombo on US foreign assistance, the US Embassy in Colombo said.The Director of the Office of US Foreign Assistance Resources Hari Sastry has just concluded a visit to Sri Lanka. Sastry is one of the senior US Government officials who manages US overseas foreign assistance budgets, working closely with the Congress, the White House, and the US Agency for International Development and other parts of the State Department. US Government assistance totaled approximately $40 million last year. (Colombo Gazette) He was in Sri Lanka to see first-hand the impact that American support to the people of Sri Lanka is having in the daily lives of people and also affords him the opportunity to learn more about the challenges that are facing the rural people of Sri Lanka. read more

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Talking openly about drug abuse is vital for combating it – Annan

“Drug abuse is often a result of underlying problems or a symptom of a broader malaise,” Mr. Annan said in a message marking International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, whose theme this year is Let’s Talk About Drugs. “It is, therefore, important to talk about addressing the potential causes, and not just the abuse in isolation.“Talking about drugs is the only way to break the silence, stigma and exclusion that surround people who are drug-dependent, and that only make the problem worse. Talking openly is also essential if we are to tackle the problem early and avoid it becoming a chronic condition,” he added.The Secretary-General noted that an estimated 200 million people worldwide use illicit drugs and that the effects go far beyond the individuals concerned, causing incalculable harm to society in health, social and economic terms – including the spread of HIV.“Today’s International Day against Drug Abuse is a reminder to all of us to play our part,” he declared. “The United Nations is here to assist you in this fight.”UN General Assembly President Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic noted the progress made in some areas such as Southeast Asia and the Andes of Latin America, where narcotics cultivation and production are down, were offset by “dismaying trends” as in Afghanistan where record crops of opium poppies are being produced and in the new markets of Eastern Europe, Russia and China where drug abuse is on the rise.“What do these trends mean?” Mr. Kavan asked in his message. “They mean that we need to keep talking.”Launching the campaign, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said it “encourages parents, grandparents, other relatives, teachers, peers etc., to talk to children and young people about the dangers of drug use and to get them more involved” in discussing drugs openly.“We often hesitate to talk to our children about drugs and substance abuse, leaving them vulnerable to ill-informed or, worse, deliberately misleading information,” UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said. “Parents and adults who care for children and young people must learn to bring up the subject of substance abuse at the right time. Drug abuse is NOT an acceptable or, indeed, popular part of young people’s lives.”To support this year’s campaign, UNODC has produced 30- and 60-second radio spots in seven languages for unrestricted use by broadcasters. read more

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Months worth of rain to fall in a day as Met Office

first_imgA yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for parts of the UK, including the East Midlands, West Midlands, London, East Anglia and the South East. Social media users posted pictures of stranded cars on the road into Flamborough, and Melanie Onn, Labour MP for Great Grimsby, shared pictures on Twitter of the waterlogged roads, adding that some were “like a river” and that the water was “over my ankles”. Asda car park was like a swimming pool last night. 🏊— Chris (@chrisdafur81) August 9, 2017 A month’s worth of rain is set to fall in a day on parts of south and east England, causing flash flooding, the Met Office warned. The weather service has issued a yellow warning for rain in the south east, and said that some areas could experience several weeks’ worth in a matter of hours. A spokesman said: “There’s a warning over parts of the south and east of England of reasonably high rainfall totals. “Some areas will see 60 to 80mm through the whole day, and 20 to 30mm within two to three hours. “That has the potential to cause flash flooding.”The warning, which is in place until midnight, covers all of London as well as Oxford, Southampton, Norwich and Essex. Earlier flash flooding in a number of towns and villages in East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire included scenes of 3ft (1m) deep standing water in parts of Withernsea and numerous incidents across the Grimsby and Immingham areas.Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said it responded to numerous calls on Tuesday evening from the Bridlington area down to Hull and towns south of the Humber. In some places 0.8in (20mm) to 1.2in (30mm) is predicted to fall within two or three hours. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. @NELCouncil @AnglianWater @Humberbeat Welholme Rd really needs shutting btwn Farebrother & Welholme Ave – drivers pls slow down pic.twitter.com/H7djQEmYW1— Melanie Onn MP (@OnnMel) August 8, 2017 Credit: Geoff Robinson “An area of heavy rain will sink slowly southwards across the east and south east of England during Wednesday,” said the Met Office.”Some transport routes may be affected by localised flooding, leading to longer journey times.”In addition, flooding of homes and businesses is possible. The heaviest of the rain should gradually become confined to the extreme south east of the UK later in the day.” With forecasts that up to 3.2in (80mm) of rain could fall across parts of the country over the next 24 hours, the Met Office has warned that more flooding of homes and businesses is possible. Good morning, Dan here. Heavy rain across the S and SE with sunny spells elsewhere and a cool breeze. https://t.co/a70feA0Qeq pic.twitter.com/fXW17VwWyc— Met Office (@metoffice) August 9, 2017  Geoff Robinson The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Leen in Nottinghamshire, meaning flooding is expected.Several “flood alerts” have also been issued – meaning flooding is possible – for areas including around the North Sea coast at Scarborough.The warnings come three weeks after heavy rain lashed the country and led to flash flooding in the coastal village of Coverack.Fifty properties were affected and several people had to be rescued from their homes from the village in Cornwall.last_img read more

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New Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros rumored to arrive on February 9th

first_imgApple may seem inscrutable in regards to their intentions when it comes to updating their products, but in reality, it’s easy to tell when your favorite existing Apple product is going to be refreshed. Apple not only stays fairly loyal to an internal schedule of product refreshes — yearly for iOS devices, roughly every nine months for Macs, with new designs every two years — but thanks to CFO Tim Cook’s notorious hatred of excess inventories, every major refresh of an Apple product is heralded a few weeks ahead of time by existing inventory running low.A couple weeks back, inventory began running low on 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros for both official Apple retailers and sites like Amazon. Now that shortage is deepening, with some areas and outlets reporting two to three week delays for new stock… and rumors are now indicating that we will officially see new MacBook Pros this Wednesday, February 9th.What should we expect from new MacBook Pros? Apple can no longer hold the MacBook Pro line from joining the rest of the notebook world in embracing Sandy Bridge architecture, so that’s a given.What else do we know? Well, Apple went on record during its Q1 earnings call that it viewed the MacBook Air as the “future” of the MacBook line, thanks to its slim form factor and instant-on capabilities. Expect, then, the next MacBook Pro to come with SSD drives. They will probably even drop their optical drives to decrease bulk and increase battery life: by launching the Mac App Store, Apple has made it clear that it sees digital distribution of software and media as the new de factor standard. Eliminating the SuperDrive from existing MacBook Pros just makes all the more room for battery life.It’s been a couple of years since the unibody MacBook Pros were first introduced, so we’re about due for a major refresh. Hopefully, Wednesday will reveal all as to what form that refresh will take.Read more at 9to5Maclast_img read more

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Yanis Varoufakis announces the name of his new political party

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s controversial former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has just revealed the name of his new party. The party will take part in the next elections as Greece’s electoral leg of the pan-European movement DiEM25.After it was put to vote, DiEM25 members across the board unanimously approved the name of their new political vessel hoping to “return the spirit of democracy to the place of its birth”. The name is EUROPEAN REALIST DISOBEDIENCE FRONT | DiEM25. MERA25, which is the Greek translation of the latin DiEM25 aspires to turn European Internationalism into a reality and a European Demos into a tangible possibility.The description ‘European realist disobedience front’ is an attempt to encapsulate the party’s philosophy, that without disobeying the prevalent politics run by irrational men and promoting absurd ideas there will be no real change; not return to reality. They also describe the Greek DiEM25 wing as a ‘front’ since it has become a battle field, exposing the EU’s financial weaknesses and inability to deal with the refugee crisis. Why ‘front’? Because Greece is suffocating in a Europe that is deconstructing itself Because, as long as countries like Greece are suffocating, Europe will be deconstructing itself, thus reinforcing the suffocation of Greece Only a broad, unifying, pan-european front against our Oligarchy-Without-Borders, that is responsible for Greece’s debt-bondage, can ever give breathing space to Greece and relief to its citizens.Why ‘European realist disobedience’? Because the only way to be a responsible Greek citizen today is to disobey the ludicrous policies that are responsible for Greece’s dessertification Because the only way of respecting Greece’s Parliamentarianism, Constitution and… common sense is to end the blind obedience to the directives of the troika and its domestic agents Authentic Greek Europeanists, today, understand that they have a duty to disobey the incompetent pseudo-technocrats who, on the altar of narrow oligarchic interests, are sacrificing Greece while de-legitimising Europe.Why MeRA? Because ‘mera’ in Greek translates into ‘day’, or ‘diem’ in Latin. And because Greeks have had enough of the long night of debt bondage to which they have been condemned for so many consecutive years.”Over the next days and weeks, DiEM25’s Greek members’ decision to create MeRA25 will lead to the new Greek party’s Manifesto. On Tuesday 20/2 a pre-inauguration public meetings will take place in Kalamata (Municipal Cultural Centre, at 7.30pm) while, on Monday 26/3, MeRA25’s inauguration will take place in Athens.“Until then, we call upon all European democrats who were cheered by the news of MeRA25’s impending birth, and who think this is a beginning worthy of their support, to visit this page and register their practical support,” Varoufakis continued.“This is merely the beginning. Greece is merely the beginning. Onwards to our pan-European campaign, culminating in the May 2019 European Parliament elections!”last_img read more

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Windows 8 aura bien son App Store

first_imgWindows 8 aura bien son App StoreMicrosoft a confirmé sur son blog que son futur système d’exploitation Windows 8 disposera bien d’un magasin en ligne d’applications ou App store, pour tablettes tactiles et smartphones.Le secret n’aura pas tenu très longtemps. Afin de promouvoir le développement de son futur système d’exploitation Windows 8, Microsoft a lancé un blog dédié. Et dans son premier article consacré à la présentation des membres de l’équipe de développement, le géant américain a laissé filtré une information de premier ordre, la présence d’un App Store intégré à Windows 8, relaye Le Nouvel Obs. À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Si aucune précision supplémentaire n’a été donnée, cette donnée confirme que le système d’exploitation devrait fonctionner sur plusieurs plateformes, dont les tablettes tactiles et les smartphones. Microsoft a donc décidé de copier la stratégie d’Apple, qui a depuis longtemps opté sur l’intégration d’un App Store dans ses OS. Il semblerait même que le nom de ce futur magasin en ligne ait déjà été choisi : ce sera le “Windows App Store”. Mais il faudra attendre encore un peu avant d’en savoir plus sur les projets de Microsoft.Le 19 août 2011 à 12:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Portland man sentenced to 14 years in shootings

first_imgA Portland man involved in two Vancouver shootings within a month, in which two people were injured, was sentenced Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court to 14 1/2 years in prison.Shawn D. Crawford, 24, shook his head as the sentence was handed down and was reluctant to sign the judgment. His attorneys had argued for a 12-year sentence.However, Judge Daniel Stahnke said he could not overlook Crawford’s “callous disregard to the safety of others.”“You were completely out of control in January 2015,” he said.Still, Stahnke said he would give Crawford a “taste of mercy” by not sentencing him to the top of the range, which was requested by the prosecution. That sentence would have been a little more than 15 years. He urged Crawford to come back to the community after he’s released from prison and be a role model for kids who are leading the same lifestyle.Crawford had pleaded guilty last week to first- and second-degree assault. In exchange for his guilty pleas, the original charges, which included attempted first-degree murder, were amended. His sentence included two deadly weapon enhancements — 24 and 12 months that run consecutive to the standard sentence.According to court records, he shot a man out of jealousy during a New Year’s Eve party on Jan. 1, 2015, at a residence in the 7200 block of Northeast 101st Avenue in Vancouver.last_img read more

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Enforcement of strengthened cell phone law begins Thursday

first_imgLiz Luce advocates a new kind of call-waiting: that is, waiting until the car stops before answering the phone or returning a text.Luce, former Clark County auditor and now the director of the Washington Department of Licensing, joined with the Washington State Patrol on Monday to warn drivers that on Thursday texting or talking while driving becomes a primary offense.For two years, it has been illegal to talk or text while driving, but that was a “secondary violation,” enforceable only if a driver committed a primary violation at the same time, such as speeding.Now, the law gets its teeth.Beginning Thursday at 12:01 a.m., law enforcement officers will have the ability to pull a driver over for nothing other than sliding a cell phone to an ear, or typing simple phrases, such as “C u soon.”Last week, text messaging was at the center of crashes on consecutive days in Clark County. It’s no wonder, then, that on Monday, it was texting, not talking, that dominated conversation.“It’s not worth the life of someone else,” said Luce. “You can travel the length of a football field in the time it takes to read a short text message.”last_img read more

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Woman bitten by 5foot python lurking inside toilet

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – A woman in Australia got the scare of a lifetime when she found a 5-foot python lurking in her toilet.According to 9 News, 59-year-old Helen Richards from Brisbane went into her bathroom to use the toilet, when she felt a slight sting on her bum.Richards had not turned the light on in her bathroom, as she did not plan on being in there for long.“I felt this sharp tap on my bottom, along with some pain,” she said.When she jumped up, she saw that painful nip came from a 5-foot carpet python.Courtesy of 9 NewsAccording to 9 News, a snake catcher showed up shortly after and safely removed the python.Richards only suffered minor puncture wounds from the bite. Luckily, the snake was not venomous. last_img read more

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Fords Mobile Service van could bring oil changes to your front door

first_img Share your voice 2019 Ford F-150 review: Popular pickup keeps on truckin’ 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy Tags 0 Preview • Review • 2016 Ford Explorer review: Go road-tripping in Ford’s updated, EcoBoost-powered SUV Post a comment The 2020 Ford Transit is more useful than ever Ford Few owners relish taking time out of their day to drive over to a car dealership for routine maintenance. Imagine, instead, the convenience of having technicians show up at your home or office and service your car on location. That’s exactly what Ford is currently trying with a pilot program called Mobile Service at a handful of dealerships in California.The idea is simple: Ford has specially outfitted Transit vans with everything a technician would need for most basic services, including a full array of tools and the parts needed for the services scheduled. The vans are set up for things like oil changes, battery changes, software updates, tire changes and brake jobs. Customers would schedule a service appointment ahead of time and the van would drive to them — potentially saving time customers would have spent sitting in a service bay’s waiting room.Enlarge ImageSoon Ford’s service techs could come to you, rather than the other way around. Ford The benefit to a dealership is twofold, Jason Sprawka, Ford director of customer experience in North America, told journalists at a preview Wednesday: The dealership can increase the amount it’s earning on service and free up technicians and service bays at the dealer. The company also suggests the service might attract buyers from other brands.Ford has some experience with this type of service, as the company has been operating a small fleet of mobile service vans for commercial vehicles in the UK since 2017. Tesla also runs a fleet of mobile service vans that, like Ford’s trial, provides some services remotely.The Mobile Service program would be separate from Ford’s existing roadside assistance program. Technicians involved would receive extra training on face-to-face customer service, the company says. At a normal service bay, a service writer is the go-between for customers and technicians — but with the Mobile Service van, the tech must do everything from greeting to accepting payments.After the initial trial in California, Ford plans to expand the Mobile Service pilot program to other dealers in Texas, Illinois, New Jersey and Florida. Ford says it “will decide later” whether to expand the program further based on results.Just like Ford’s new loyalty rewards program, the Mobile Service program is all about improving the experience for Ford’s owners — hopefully keeping them happier with their purchases and thus within the company’s ecosystem for longer. “It’s all about making life for our customers simpler and worry-free,” said Elena Ford, the automaker’s chief customer experience officer.It’s also a way for Ford to counter the stereotype that dealer services are “inconvenient and expensive,” said Frederiek Toney, president of Ford’s customer service division. More From Roadshow Ford 15 Photos Car Industry More about 2019 Ford Edge SE FWDlast_img read more

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BJPs Tejasvi Surya urges Centre to extend NRC to Karnataka

first_imgNew Delhi: Saying that illegal migrants are a security threat in Karnataka, BJP MP Tejasvi Surya on Wednesday called upon the Centre to extend National Register of Citizens (NRC) to the state to remove Bangladeshis migrants from the state. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, MP from Bangalore South constituency, said, “Illegal immigrants are a security threat to the state. Yesterday a terror module that operates from Bangladesh was busted in Bengaluru. I call upon the Centre to extend NRC to Karnataka and Bengaluru to weed out Bangladeshis who have come here illegally.” Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us NRC is a register containing names of Indian citizens, which was prepared for the only time in 1951 and is being updated for only Assam to weed out the illegal immigrants. When the draft NRC was published on July 30 last year, there was a huge controversy over the exclusion of 40.7 lakh people from it. The draft included the names of 2.9 crore people out of the total 3.29 crore applications. The final list of the NRC will be published on July 31, 2019.last_img read more

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6 charged for Avijit murder

first_imgAvijit RoyPolice prepared a chargesheet accusing six people, including sacked major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque, a suspected coordinator of banned militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam, in a case filed over the murder of writer Avijit Roy, reports UNB.Monirul Islam, chief of counter terrorism and transnational crime unit, came up with the information at a press briefing at the media centre of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Monday.He said that the chargesheet has been sent to the home ministry for approval.After ministry’s approval, the chargesheet will be sent to the court.The CTTC unit found involvement of 11 people in the killing mission. The unit arrested Mozammel Hossain Saimon, Sohel Rana and Arafat who gave confessional statement.They confessed to police that led by major Zia, a total 11 people took part in the killing mission. Among them, Mukul Rana was killed in an alleged gunfight with detective branch (DB) of police.Besides, six others were excluded from the chargesheet as their names and addresses were not found.Avijit Roy, son of noted physicist Ajoy Roy and founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was hacked to death, and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya was injured as unidentified assailants attacked them with cleavers near TSC on the Dhaka University campus on 26 February, 2015.Later, victim’s father filed a murder case with Shahbagh police station on 27 February.last_img read more

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Wednesday Nov 19th on AFROs First Edition

first_imgWhat is being described as a “killer batch” of heroin is cutting a deadly path through Maryland, claiming dozens of lives. We’ll talk about the decades-long battle against heroin addiction in Baltimore with Israel Cason, founder of “I Can’t, We Can,” an addiction recovery program; Baltimore AFRO reporter Roberto Alejandro and Fox 45 investigative producer Stephen Janis. Plus, Fox News not only demolished CNN and MSNBC in the ratings during their Election Night coverage, Nov. 4, Fox News also defeated ABC, NBC and CBS. What is behind Fox News’ new level of ratings dominance? We’ll examine some of the cultural, political and racial implications tonight on First Edition, 5 to7 p.m. on WEAA 88.9.last_img read more

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NIST physicists build a watt balance using LEGO blocks to measure Plancks

first_img To understand why the team at NIST would do such a thing requires a bit of background. Over the last century or so, scientists have been slowly replacing physical artifacts used for measurement, with devices that are based on more standard phenomenon—the meter, for example, is now based on time, rather than a rod sitting in a building. The lone holdout has been the kilogram, which is still defined by a chunk of metal sitting in a vault in France. But that’s going to change soon, as the International System of Units is reviewing possibilities—one of which are devices based on measuring the value of Planck’s constant to a certain degree of accuracy. Planck’s constant describes the relationship between the energy and frequency of an electromagnetic wave. One kind of device that can be used to measure mass based on Planck’s constant or taken the other way, to find a value for Planck’s constant based on a known mass, is called a watt balance. It does its work by balancing the force exerted by gravity with the force of current in a coil—the mass of an object can be calculated by comparing the mechanical power to the electrical power in the device.Scientists at NIST and other places have built elaborate and expensive watt balances, but in this new effort, they wanted to find a way to create one that anyone could build, and they found a way to do so by basing it on LEGO blocks—they actually built three, one of which they chose to outline in detail, describing not only how it works, but the parts used so that other’s could build one too. Their design, they say would require a would-be constructor to lay down just $634 for all the parts, which include 2 sub- milliwatt lasers, photodiode, controllers, etc. They note that some industrious sorts would likely be able to reduce costs using other less expensive parts they source themselves. © 2014 Tech Xplore (Phys.org)—A team of physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) outside of Washington D.C. has found a way to bring physics to the masses—they’ve designed and built a watt balance based on LEGO blocks. They’ve also written a paper and uploaded it to the preprint server arXiv in which they describe their device and how it was built it, should readers wish to construct one of their own. Journal information: arXiv Video: vimeo.com/128598681 Image of three similar versions of the LEGO watt balance. The acrylic cases are backlit with blue LEDs and serve the purpose of blocking out disturbances from air currents. Two hinged doors on the front panel allow for small masses to be placed and removed from the mass pans. All the electronics are mounted below the wooden base board. Four adjustable feet are used for leveling the balance. Credit: arXiv:1412.1699 [physics.ins-det] Citation: NIST physicists build a watt balance using LEGO blocks to measure Planck’s constant (2014, December 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-12-nist-physicists-watt-lego-blocks.htmlcenter_img More information: A LEGO Watt Balance: An apparatus to demonstrate the definition of mass based on the new SI, arXiv:1412.1699 [physics.ins-det] arxiv.org/abs/1412.1699AbstractA global effort to redefine our International System of Units (SI) is underway and the change to the new system is expected to occur in 2018. Within the newly redefined SI, the present base units will still exist but be derived from fixed numerical values of seven reference constants. More specifically, the unit of mass, the kilogram, will be realized through a fixed value of the Planck constant h. For instance, a watt balance can be used to realize the kilogram unit of mass within a few parts in 108. Such a balance has been designed and constructed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. For educational outreach and to demonstrate the principle, we have constructed a LEGO tabletop watt balance capable of measuring a gram size mass to 1 % relative uncertainty. This article presents the design, construction, and performance of the LEGO watt balance and its ability to determine h. Vacuums provide solid ground for new definition of kilogram CAD model of the LEGO watt balance. The balance pivots about the T-block at the center. Two PVC endcaps with copper windings hang from universal joints off either side of the balance beam. Coil A is on the left and Coil B is on the right. A 10 gram mass sits on the Coil A mass pan and each coil is concentric to its own magnet system. Two lasers are used to calibrate and measure the linear velocity of each coil. Credit: arXiv:1412.1699 [physics.ins-det] Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Advertising in Digital Media

first_img Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals July 17, 2008 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. As entrepreneurs, we have to either adopt–or adapt to–new methods of advertising to reach potential clients and customers. With so many of them connected to the internet with their mobile phones and/or laptop computers, it’s no wonder that digital media advertising (DMA) is the new hot button for any seasoned or newbie entrepreneur.Now potential customers can be reached 24 hours a day on many different devices all connected at once, and any customer can find your services through your digital portfolio, ringtone or podcast, or an online video tutorial. Beyond the internet, these media find their way to any medium that will support them.These are three top trends in DMA:Media Rich WebsitesSince digital media is so easy to capture, manipulate and work with, it’s no wonder that many businesses are deploying online commercials, podcasts and videos for YouTube and MySpace. If your current website harkens to a traditional bulletin board, you may want to design something new.By embracing Web 2.0, you will find yourself in an expanded internet full of online collaboration and communication 24 hours a day. To have no downloadable samples of your product or samples to stream is to miss out on potential sales.For example, when Chris Basile of SubSonic Recording Academy in New York came up with a new way to stream educational audio and video education tutorials from his newly deployed media-rich website, traffic increased by 400 percent within 60 days. Due to this increase, Basile closed new deals and contracts that helped increase his sales by more than 75 percent within that same time period. By putting a simple online video in a newsletter and blasting it out to his subscribers and letting them know that a podcast library was no longer available, each page got hundreds of new hits each week.This is what makes social networking sites so popular: They are set up to function with almost all digital media methods and types, and they provide news and networking for all ages. If your company’s website doesn’t provide digital media interactivity, you may lose popularity quickly. If you can’t make your own video look professional, outsource to a production facility. With globalization, it’s easy to find facilities worldwide to make your vision a reality without breaking the bank.Create many types of files for a large amount of digital video players, as well as many compression rates to match user download mediums and speeds. Audio can be recorded once, edited a few times and used for many different outlets. Ringtones, commercials, podcasts and audio books are but a handful of options as well as for commercials on terrestrial and online radio shows.Success Tip:Make sure you get a .mobi and set up a mobile version of your site and mobile versions of your media.Digital PortfoliosGone are the days of the outdated paper business card. Even if printed on the best stock, a business card pales in comparison to a DVD or CD-ROM with your information on it.Imagine a customer at a tradeshow looking for a production facility to make a commercial for online and TV airing. What would make more of an impression: a traditional business card or a digital portfolio? If your DVD when inserted opened a website, examples to view, video, audio and contact information ready to drag and drop into your contacts, your chances are much better than someone who just hands out a business card.When Joan Babcock of GlobalArt Ltd. wanted to stand out, she put all of her art examples and services on a DVD, added some great packaging and handed out the DVD with a business card at trade shows, sales meetings and any chance she could get to show off her talents. After Babcock created her digital media-based portfolio, the world opened up for her. In six months, her sales increased and she can now support herself full-time on her business efforts alone.Babcock realized that by teaming up a standard business card with a transportable DVD, she could engage a potential client almost immediately as her information was readily available. Many times, people have access to their laptops, but not necessarily the internet. Having information that could be handed out and discussed immediately gave life to GlobalArt Ltd and helped make it the success it is today.Success Tip:Just like with business cards, don’t forget the outside packaging of the DVD case or sleeve. This branding will draw the potential client to want to view the contents within.Digital SignageWhether in your offices or on the road on the side of a truck, taking your message to the masses has becomes so much easier. Digital media can be combined into a program that creates a sign in your store, outside it or on the road. Depending on your line of business, you can always take advantage of advertising on the road or within your store or store window. With digital signage, you can send your message from your fleet of vehicles or your own car, or these signs can be placed inside your facility or in a store window. Digital signage is helpful for menus, news, running lists of services and so on. Depending on the quality (and cost) of the digital sign, you can incorporate all other forms of digital media into the sign’s cast.For example, when Alysa Marsh of Fresh Free Fruit Inc. wanted to sell fruit smoothies and yogurt health drinks, she found that long lines at her counter could be put to better use than just looking around at her stock. Marsh deployed a digital sign and had a production house create a multimedia presentation that would run all day in her store and give her customers stock information and news along with health tips. From another ‘digital sign’ placed at the exit, she was able to run her TV commercial so that users realized that it existed and identified with it more when they saw it at home. With very little cost upfront and with very little time and effort, Marsh found that with an investment of less than $1,000, she was able to increase her sales and recoup her initial investment within two months.Success Tip:Digitally enhance any graphic with tools such as Photoshop, Gimp or Creative Suite. Kiosks can be set up in your company lounge area for both employee and customer help, and for advertising. You can use audio, video and still images together in the kiosk or digital sign.Robert Shimonski is a digital media expert who has helped build and develop media packages for thousands of companies worldwide, including Microsoft, Elsevier, Wiley and Syngress. He helps startup companies break into Web 2.0 and currently resides in New York. 6 min readlast_img read more

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Red Hot Deal 15inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 29GHz i7 16GB

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2019 NTIA Nominees Announced

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