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first_imgAPTN National NewsThey wanted to reinforce the Mohawk language for kids.In 2003, they created a puppet show for a Kahnawake local television show.Over the years, they have created over 15 different characters addressing all kinds of issues.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette pulls the strings on this report.last_img


The Police arrested 15 students of the South Eastern University in Oluvil, Ampara over a protest at the university premises.The students had forcibly occupied the administrative building of the university during the protest. The protest was staged over the suspension of five students of the university. (Colombo Gazette)


Cost Model – Once you have done your homework on the other criteria, you need to make sure that the cost model accommodates your business requirements.How is the licensing done?Which features are included in each type of license?Can you increase/decrease use based on seasonal requirements without penalty?How are licenses managed, and by whom?Going to the cloud does not mean that the solution decision is easy. While the solution provider might be handling the technological aspects of the solution, you will not be totally relieved of responsibility. You must still manage the contract, ensure the provider meets your requirements, monitor performance, and track costs and license utilization. The same level of scrutiny that is afforded to on-premises solutions must be applied to the cloud as well. Criteria for Selecting a Cloud Solution ProviderHaving just completed three separate cloud engagements, involving three separate solution providers, it’s clearer to me than ever that choosing the right cloud provider partner is critically important. During these engagements, we identified nine specific criteria that should be evaluated when making the choice. You should ask the questions posed in this section before making a final decision. Customization – Public cloud providers must address this consideration. Their platforms are built for general use. How much the platform can be customized for your particular environment is a consideration if you have some specific unique requirements. In addition, when new features and functions are released, they are generally released to all subscribers.Can you turn off certain features that may create a problem in your environment?Can the vendor provide a test bed or lab environment to evaluate and “stress test” new features before allowing them into your production environment? See All in Deployment Models » Is Your Head in the Clouds? – Part 2 Diane Halliwell June 05, 2019 Second in a two-part series exploring a move to a cloud contact center, with a focus on implementation best practices Over the course of the next two articles, I’d like to explore the cloud decision and migration journey. Today’s post provides some summary background information on the decision-making criteria for moving to the cloud, specifically addressing whether a move to the cloud is the right direction for your organization. I’ll also provide some insight into how to select the right cloud solution provider, should you decide cloud is the proper model for your organization. Part two will continue with addressing the pitfalls to avoid and best practices to adopt as your enterprise migrates to your selected cloud solution. If you do make the decision to utilize a cloud contact center architecture, you should carefully evaluate many factors when choosing the right solution partner. Is Hosted UC Really the Way to Go? Stephen Leaden February 21, 2019 It’s time to get beyond the hype of cloud communications services and get under the covers on guarantees for delivery and performance. Architecture and Resiliency – If you have decided to move to the cloud and are evaluating potential solution providers, you need to carefully consider the provider’s record on uptime, and how its architecture enables this level of uptime.What assurances can it give you about resiliency?What is it willing to put into a contract?Does the provider offer different environments/instances (e.g., training, development, production), so that you can test an application or feature before putting it directly into production?It doesn’t matter how feature-rich the solution is if it’s not accessible. Features and Functions – You need to have a clear understanding of how your contact center is using features and functions today. A gap analysis should be performed to ensure that the prospective providers can accommodate critical features, existing custom reports, etc. In addition, you need to think about what additional feature capabilities you are going to introduce in the near-term to ensure that the solution providers can accommodate those functions as well — or at least have them on the roadmap. Vendors’ sales teams often will not want to dwell on weaknesses of their product for your environment, so it is very important for customers to drive this conversation and uncover potential gaps. UCaaS Takes Backseat to IP PBX as Future Enterprise Platform John Malone June 05, 2019 A new study from Eastern Management Group finds enterprises will use more server virtualization and hybrid cloud than UCaaS through 2024. Paulding also cites several factors that should be considered when determining if cloud makes sense in your business model, including reliability, accessibility, and security. With regard to reliability and accessibility, Paulding indicates that “an important aspect to consider is that agents need full-time and real-time access to customer data and if, for example, all of the IT infrastructure has been moved to the Cloud, including telephony, and the VoIP connection is lost, so too is contact with customers.” If you think about technology over the past several years, when have you known a “one size fits all” solution? Cloud may very well be the “way to go” for your organization, but you should be entering this decision with concrete evidence that you are heading in the right direction. Implementation Methodology – Cloud providers are notorious for performing many of the standard implementation activities on a remote basis. Depending on the complexity of your environment, this may not be an appropriate methodology.How does the provider design the solution?Who fills out the design documentation?Is there onsite support for design, cutover, training, etc.?Is it willing to customize the implementation based on your requirements?Resources – It’s important to understand the solution providers’ depth of resources. Are they “heavy” on sales and “feet on the street,” but shallow on engineers, application developers, implementation staff, and support staff? Find out. Data Security and Integrity – You need to understand how secure your data is, particularly in the public cloud arena.How does the provider segregate your information from other customers?Is it willing to guarantee the segregation?What is it willing to put into a contract?If you need to change solution providers, how do you migrate your data to the new provider?Does the original provider release all data (and any copies) to the new provider? How can you verify that? “SCTC Perspectives” is written by members of the Society of Communications Technology Consultants, an international organization of independent information and communications technology professionals serving clients in all business sectors and government worldwide.Tags:News & Viewscloud contact centercloud solution providerimplementationAPIscustomizationDeployment ModelsCCaaSCloud CommunicationsContact Center & Customer ExperienceSCTC Articles You Might Like Part two will deal with the implementation and migration from your current environment to the cloud architecture, and the best practices to minimize issues. HeadinClouds_774.png APIs and Integration – Particularly if you are coming from an architecture that is dependent on a significant number of integrations, this is an important consideration. It’s important to document your current integrations and application programming interfaces (APIs), and include that information in your discussions with the potential solution providers to ensure your needs can be supported by the new solution. Genesys in Japan: Blending the Old and New Sheila McGee-Smith June 05, 2019 Contact center provider finds that traditionalists tend to favor on-prem installations, while forward-looking brands embrace cloud. In an older, but still relevant discussion on MyCustomer.com about the pros and cons of cloud-based contact centers, David Paulding, who was with Interactive Intelligence at the time but has since moved on to roles at Genesys and now Capgemini, commented that the most important thing is to ensure that a move to the cloud meets the organization’s specific objectives and requirements. Also, it’s critical for decision makers to understand the full implications of the move. “It may not be the best possible solution, so it’s critical to understand the reasons for moving, the benefits and the challenges,” he said. If you listen to the vendor and much of the analyst communities today, it seems that all you hear about is the cloud: “We want to be a cloud company.” “The cloud is where you need to be.” “You need to move to the cloud.” But what if your organization already has an operational on-premises contact center solution and is about to make a replacement decision? You may be scratching your head, wondering if you are archaic to even be considering non-cloud, premises-based solutions. sctcperspective_Small.png Deployment Options – As you research potential solution providers, you need to determine whether the deployment options they offer are in line with your architectural requirements — i.e., public cloud, private cloud, hybrid, as well as how many deployments they have with your desired architecture. Log in or register to post comments read more


March total CV registrations: up 25.3% to 48,756; rolling year up 22.7% to 276,584.March trucks: up 11.2% to 4,682, rolling year up 12.5% to 36,543.March vans: up 27.0% to 44,074; rolling year up 24.4% to 240,041.“March delivered continued recovery in van and truck registrations, with heavy vans and artic tractors leading the way,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Other sectors did well but there are more signs of demand dropping for light and medium vans and trucks as the market polarises, driven by the need for the greater operating efficiency of maximum capacity vehicles.”Download reportClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


first_imgStay on target Last week’s episode of Black Lightning was a mess that at least left us with some pretty exciting promises. Right away, this episode starts making good on at least one them. Jennifer is trying to learn to control her powers inside the safe mental space where her powerful feelings can be kept in a small cube. While it’s a great visual way to explore exactly what Jennifer’s struggling with, it’s also a great excuse for the writers to show us a Jenn vs. Khalil fight scene. We get to see her use her powers in a fight for the first time here, and it definitely clears the high bar for action scenes Black Lightning has. She still can’t quite control her powers, though. The practice fight gets out of hand and she soon finds herself engulfed in energy again. And Khalil appears to be the source of most of her anxieties.It doesn’t help that he’s been texting her. She doesn’t respond, but those texts can’t be helping her deal with her fears. She’s even starting to defend him. When Anissa finds out and says “he killed dad,” Jenn’s response is “he killed Black Lightning.” She may not be texting Khalil back, but he’s clearly in her head. Meanwhile, Anissa’s having some issues of her own. Jefferson finds out about her late night cash grabs for charity and quickly finds the “my house my rules” argument doesn’t work so well on a grown woman. She can move out anytime. And does. As always, it’s Lynn who reminds him that he wasn’t always as strict about his moral code. He may not have robbed anyone, even criminals, but he certainly came close. This is what’s so great about Black Lightning being about a long-established superhero. As his kids start to come into their own powers, the old man has to remember what he used to be like. It’s a unique and interesting take on the origin story.Nafessa Williams as Anissa and China Anne McClain as Jennifer (Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW)Jefferson has other problems on his hands this week too. Despite Tobias Whale getting arrested at the end of last week’s episode, the police aren’t going to be able to hold him for long. That mountain of evidence they had against him mysteriously disappeared right after the arrest. It seemed like all the corrupt cops got arrested last season, but it’s looking like Tobias may still have a few officers on his payroll. He’s doing business from inside too. One of the dealers Anissa robbed uses a lawyer visit to request help from Tobias. They strike a deal: Tobias will help organize an attack on the free clinic that got the dealer’s money. In return, there’ll be sensors placed at the scene to help Tobias identify, and then kill, Black Lightning.There’s a lot going on in this episode, almost as much as last week’s jumbled mess. This one is able to bring its  biggest plots together though, giving the episode a much-needed structure. Anissa moves into Gambi’s place for a few days where they learn of Tobias’ plot to attack the free clinic. And hey, a crisis is exactly what’s needed to bring an arguing superhero family together. After a very sweet, funny make-up scene, Jefferson and Anissa are teaming up again to defend some of Freeland’s most vulnerable citizens. Even if Jefferson finds a way to give his daughter another rules lecture during their patrol. We even get another great superhero scene, another thing last week’s episode was sorely lacking. When Black Lightning notices a woman enter the clinic looking pregnant, and exit much thinner, they spring into action. They evacuate the clinic and find the bombs she left behind, each using their powers to detonate them safely.  Meanwhile, Gambi fights the would-be bomber hand-to-hand. He almost captures her too, before she knocks a dude off a passing motorbike and escapes. It’s always cool to have a reminder that the old guy can fight too.James Remar as Gambi (Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW)Jefferson’s going to have to face a test of his own rules, too. When he hears that Tobias might get out, he asks to testify. He did, after all, witness his own father’s murder. Unfortunately, things aren’t that simple. Since he lied to the police originally, the prosecuting attorney points out that the defense will tear him apart on the stand. He can tell the truth all he wants. Tobias is going free. That makes Jefferson mad enough to take matters into his own hands. This time, it’s Gambi who has to remind him that heroes have rules. The look on Jefferson’s face as Tobias goes free, and the electrified liquid in his glass, makes me think the message didn’t sink all the way in. He’s going to have to confront what it means to be a hero all over again. Meanwhile. Tobias is back in power and on the streets. To make matters worse, Jennifer finally broke down and texted Khalil back after her parents wouldn’t let her return to school. That’s one hell of a cliffhanger to leave us on.There’s a thematic consistency to all the stories that makes this episode work. It has just as much going on as last week’s episode, but it all feels coherent and tied together. The argument Jefferson has with Anissa about the rules of being a hero plays out in smaller scale at school. Jefferson breaks up a fight between two boys in the hall, getting them to look each other in the eye and shake hands. That’s as desirable an outcome as you could hope for, but the new principal walks in shouting “zero tolerance.” The situation is diffused, but he feels the need to expel one kid and suspend the other. Even though, as Jefferson points out, that could lead to worse outcomes than forgiveness ever could, the principal hides behind his zero tolerance policy. God, they cast the perfect sniveling weasel of a white guy for this role. Jefferson may have developed some hard and fast rules as Black Lightning, but at school, he realizes hard and fast rules aren’t always the way to go. It definitely paints his conflict with Anissa in an interesting new light.Christine Adams as Lynn and Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce (Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW)Then, there’s Lynn, who’s dealing with her own struggle with different viewpoints. She started working with the ASA to help the kids they experimented on. She hopes to find a cure for them. It’s becoming increasingly clear that she’s the only one with that goal in mind. Dr. Jace is a good researcher, but she doesn’t see these kids as people. When one of them dies, she doesn’t try to save him the way Lynn does. She’s just happy that now they have more data. It’s a ghoulish sentence, and it makes me wonder how long Lynn will be able to keep doing this. She wants desperately to help these kids, but will she be able to with these heartless people around her? On the other hand, what would happen to them if she left? The chasm between Lynn’s goals and those of her employer will only grow. I’d definitely want to see the show explore it more one of these episodes.Black Lightning has a lot going on. It’s dedication to making Freeland feel like a character of its own, like a real place whose history weighs on the people who live there mean its stories can sometimes get out of control. This episode avoided that by keeping each of its stories tight and focused, bringing a couple of them together into a single point. It also helps that the family drama feels real even with all the superhero stuff. The action scenes are cool, but that’s really what keeps us coming back each week.Black Lightning airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CWPreviously on Black Lightning:Black Lightning Season 2, Episode 3 RecapBlack Lightning Season 2, Episode 2 RecapBlack Lightning Season 2 Premiere Recap Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week’Black Lightning’ Season 2 Finale Recap: Preparing for War last_img read more


first_img Updated: 3:39 PM September 28, 2018 Dan Plante, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLAKESIDE (KUSI) —Some people call it “The Yosemite of San Diego County”. It sits in the shadow of El Capitan Peak in Lakeside and the locals are afraid it could be wiped out by a mining operation.“Our entire lifestyle is being threatened. This would wipe out the environment, local businesses and tear into sacred Indian Burial grounds”, says Lina Levy of San Diego Riding Academy.The issue is very real and very urgent. The ‘mining company’ has already filed their “environmental impact report” and applied for a permit to start ripping the land apart.“I feel like our way of life is being threatened”, says Levy. “We will lose our only dairy farm, the only pumpkin farm and our horse riding business.”At this stage, it’s up to the San Diego County Supervisors to approve or reject. At a firey meeting in Lakeside, hundreds of angry locals vocally rejected any such plans. Blatantly not present, Supervisor Diane Jacob. That’s her district and she was a no show.“Something funny is going on here”, says Tina Murdoch.This is one of those issues with so many potential side effects. This area is considered environmentally sensitive, with endangered species. It’s also considered ‘sacred grounds’ by the Kumeyaay Band of Indians. Along with that, there is an underground ‘aquifer’ that supplies all the water to the area.There’s also the possibility of “Valley Fever” from the flying dust. “Valley Fever is very real. I know two people who had it. It took years to recover”, says Lori Strangle of Lakeside.If you’d like to respond, one way or another, contact your local county supervisor. Once again, this is the district of Diane Jacob. Since she didn’t show at the meetings, perhaps you can send her a message in other ways. Battle brewing over mining operation in El Monte Valley Posted: September 28, 2018last_img read more


first_imgHearst Friday announced that it will shutter O at Home, a quarterly spin-off of O, The Oprah Magazine. The magazine’s winter issue, on newsstands November 25, will be its last.Editor-in-chief Sarah Gray Miller, who joined Hearst last year, will become editor of Country Living, replacing Nancy Soriano, who left the company last month.It was unclear home many O at Home staffers would be laid off. Several will be joining Miller at Country Living: Katy McColl (executive editor); Sheri Geller (design director); Natalie Warady (style and market director); and Jourdan Crouch (editorial assistant).Miller was the founding editor of Budget Living and the launch editor of Organic Style. O at Home, which launched in 2004, isn’t tracked by the Publishers Information Bureau. But flagship O’s ad pages fell 8 percent through the first nine months of 2008. Estimated ad revenue dropped 6.6 percent to $196.1 million.Earlier this week, Hearst confirmed that layoffs had been made company-wide, less than two weeks after saying it was exploring cost-cutting measures. Exactly how many employees have been laid off was not immediately clear. A spokesperson declined to comment on the terminations other than to say they were made as part of Hearst’s effort to “streamline” its businesses.That streamlining includes the closing of magazines. In October, Hearst shuttered CosmoGirl.last_img read more


first_imgThe deal does not affect Summit’s Marketing Data Group, which offers census data on agents and includes Agent Media, Kirschners and Judy Diamond Associates. “It’s small but think we think it’s significant,” says Goodenough, who adds that Summit Marketing Data group generates about the same level of revenue as Highline Data. “There are two principal purposes for this data: one is as a profitable business, but secondly it seeds all our own marketing campaigns against these people. As we’re looking to build reference division sales and event attendance, we’ll go to our list first. We don’t have to pay for lists, we own them.” Summit Business Media emerged from a Chapter 11 restructuring in May, having eliminated $140 million in debt. Summit Business Media has sold Highline Data–its insurance information services unit–to SNL Financial LC. While he wouldn’t reveal the price, Summit Business president and CEO Andy Goodenough said that Highline was not being actively shopped and that SNL offered “an opportunistic deal and an attractive price.””We had been competing with them directly and they are a much bigger financial data provider,” says Goodenough. “It made sense to have one strong service.” Highline Data generated less than 10 percent of Summit’s overall revenue (Summit Business generates about $100 million in annual revenue). Under the deal with SNL, Summit will retain long-term access to the insurance financial data and analysis provided by Highline. After a transition period with SNL, Highline Data managing director Reilly Cobb, who has been with the business since its formation 20 years ago, will retire. last_img read more


first_imgMen ready to start the 50K national championship race Sunday in the Birch Hill stadium (Photo: Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks)A week of high-level cross country ski racing wrapped up in Fairbanks yesterday (April 2) with women’s and men’s marathons. The races, including three National Championship events, showcased the nation’s top Nordic skiers, including numerous Alaskans.Listen nowU.S. Ski team star Jessie Diggins of Minnesota swept the individual races at the Birch Hill Recreation Area, capping the week by winning the women’s 30-kilometer skate technique race Sunday.It was the end of very long racing season, and Diggins, who ranked 6th in the world this year, said being back in the United States and racing among friends enabled her to muster a little extra energy.”And just focus on having fun instead of putting pressure on my self,” Diggins said. “And then it was easier to go fast again, I think.”Kikkan Randall holds son Breck after racing to second place in the women’s 30k Sunday at Birch Hill (Photo: Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks)As she did throughout the races in Fairbanks, Diggins bested teammate Kikkan Randall of Anchorage in Sunday’s 30K. Randall is a former World Cup champion who is coming back strong after having a baby.”I didn’t have any expectations and overall, I think it went really well but, it’s amazing,” Randall said. “I could feel almost every couple of weeks, my body changing and getting slowly back to normal. I’m really excited to feel back to 100 percent.”Randall’s home club, Alaska Pacific University placed several athletes atop the standings over the week-long four-race series. On Sunday Chelsea Holmes was 3rd, Rosie Frankowski was 5th, and Becca Rorabaugh was 12th. Rorabaugh, who grew up in Fairbanks, says it was great to finish the season in her hometown, describing her pre-Olympic year as solid.”I think this was one of the more consistent seasons I’ve had but very few spectacular performances,” Rorabaugh said. “Hoping to kinda get that high end going next year.”APU skiers also crowded the top in the men’s 50K. Scott Patterson of Anchorage broke away to take the top spot, just like he did in last week’s opening day skiathlon. Patterson says he’s feeling good about making the 2018 Olympic team.”I got quite a few World Cup points through the season and then finished off real strong here,” Patterson said. “So I think I put myself, definitely, as one of the big names up there for next year, and make it happen next year.”Minnesota’s Brian Gregg was 3rd in Sunday’s 50K. With the race season complete, Gregg said he’s ready for a break, and that starts this week leading a group of athletes to the North Slope Village of Pt. Hope to teach skiing.”Work with the entire school and the entire community to come and ski and it’s a big party,” Gregg said. “We’re basically skiing eight in the morning to eight or nine at night, and I love it.”Gregg was followed in yesterday’s race, by APU skier Erik Packer of Anchorage, who’s podium finish capped his return to racing after suffering a concussion in a January car accident.”Now that I’m allowed to race and come back here, I just really wanted to make it count,” Packer said. “And it was a blast.”Another APU skier, Tyler Kornfield of Anchorage, was 4th in the men’s 50 K. Alaska will again be the venue major ski races next year, with Anchorage scheduled to host pre-Olympic national championships in January.last_img read more


first_imgRam Gopal VarmaTwitterDirector Ram Gopal Varma revealed that Tiger KCR, which is a biopic of K Chandrasekhar Rao, is not anti-Andhra, but it exposes some people from the state who created circumstances for separation.On April 19, Ram Gopal Varma had revealed that Tiger KCR is a biopic of K Chandrasekhar Rao and deals with the period from the time he could not bear the third class treatment being given to Telangana people by the Andhra people and how he fought in a fiery way to achieve Telangana state. It exposes the perspective of those who looked down upon him before what he achieved.Ram Gopal Varma also stated that Tiger KCR will not show the people of Andhra as villains, but it will expose few people from Andhra who backstabbed the citizens of the state, by creating circumstances for separation. It will feature the roles of KTR, K Kavitha, Harish Rao, late YS Rajasekhar Reddy, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, N Chandrababu Naidu, Lagadapati Rajagopal, Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Roshiah, Kiran Kumar Reddy, Ramoji Rao and Lokesh.Despite his clarification, Tiger KCR was publicized as an anti-Andhra film. Responding those, Ram Gopal Varma tweeted this morning, “The film #TIGERKCR is not going to be against Andhra People. It will be against only a few Andhra leaders who created humiliating situations for Telangana people KCR loved all Telugu people and his war was only with those Andhra Leaders who were backstabbing Telangana people.”Ram Gopal Varma announced to release the first look of Tiger KCR on April 19, on the eve of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu. He released a video featuring himself. While some took it as the first look, others kept requesting the director for releasing the first look poster of the film.Addressing those people, Ram Gopal Varma tweeted, “For all those dumbos asking where’s first look of #TIGERKCR the below video I posted was the first look.. If the intention of a first look is to convey the intent of the film I think this video conveys it much better than any poster or teaser.. Grow up guys and think smart!”For all those dumbos asking where’s first look of #TIGERKCR the below video I posted was the first look ..If the intention of a first look is to convey the intent of the film I think this video conveys it much better than any poster or teaser ..Grow up guys and think smart ! pic.twitter.com/bvodNsBs4G— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 21, 2019last_img read more


first_imgIBTimes 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 … Close Baba Ramdev after using his brand to sell every product ranging from shampoo to cereals to instant noodles, now plans to sell clothes plus in an attempt to boost business, his company shook hands to tie up with big giants like Google and Facebook to market the brand on a digital platform, at a time when India is turning into a digital economy.Patanjali said it will launch home produced clothes for men, women and children by April 2018 with a sales target of Rs 5,000 crore for the first year, Mint reported.”We’ll start with woven clothes, knitwear and machine-made apparel, including denims,” said Patanjali’s spokesperson S K Tijarawala.Manufactured clothes will be available on 250 exclusive retail outlets by April, next year. Further, Patanjali – branded clothes will also be accessible on other outlets like Big Bazaar led by Kishore Biyani, state-run retail outlets like the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). At present, there are about 15,000 KVIC outlets across the country.After a tie-up with Big Bazaar in 2015, Patanjali has also teamed up with hundreds of handloom weavers in northern India with an attempt to re-establish the Khadi industry.”Besides, we will have arrangements with apparel makers, and we will set up our own manufacturing units for making clothes,” added Tijarawala. Digital platform to boost a brand nameAs India becomes more bullish on going digital, biggest herbal product manufacturer – Patanjali, also planned to use the digital platform. To do that, Patanjali tied up with Google and Facebook to reach the online audiences with a hope to harvest more results than its campaigns in the print and electronic media.Patanjali’s views on YouTube climbed to 15 crore from 30 lakh and searches for its products on Google have surged 11 times in the past four years according to the official. “The response by the online audience to Patanjali proves the very strong association of the users with the brand. It goes on to show that the brand is future,” said Vikas Agnihotri, industry director at Google India. Google and Facebook have worked out advertising strategies to attract more customers and generate demand among the untapped customers. Patanjali has created online advertisements in local languages for regions like Karnataka and Kerala. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev with filmmaker Anurag Basu, choreographer Geeta Kapoor and actress Shilpa Shetty on the sets of Sony TV reality show Super Dancer in Mumbai on Oct. 17, 2016IANSWith movements like “Go Swadeshi” that aims to boycott foreign products Baba Ramdev is giving a serious competition to the international companies. Patanjali is projected to grow at a rate of 9 percent every year till about 2022, found a report by the retail consulting firm Technopak.The firm’s sales have jumped almost five times since last year and reported sales of Rs 10,561 crore in the year to March 31, 2018. It targets to cross Rs 20,000–25,000 crore in sales by the same time next year.center_img Baba Ramdev’s ‘swadeshi’ clothes to hit storeslast_img read more


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first_img Facebook Comments Today’s Pic of the Day comes to you from 1860 – the year when, on Sept. 30, three-time Costa Rican President Juan Rafael Mora Porras was executed while attempting to regain power after being unseated by a coup. A 2016 short film commemorating the event, “Final Minute: The Last Moments of President Juanito Mora,” will be screened Friday at 10 am at the Juan Santamaría Historical Museum in Alajuela, with a discussion to follow. For more information, visit the museum’s Facebook page.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Related posts:Name that beach On the ice and Florida-bound Espressivo brings ‘Battlefield’ to National Theater for iconic building’s anniversary Turn off your phone, turn on the twinkly lightslast_img read more


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