Player eligibility discussion advanced – Browne

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, has hinted that the process to amend the controversial eligibility rule was at an advanced stage.Speaking to Massy United Insurances Line & Length TV Show here, Browne said the process was currently being discussed at the West Indies cricket committee level and from there would go on to the full board.”There’s some discussion going on about revisiting the eligibility rule,” said the former West Indies wicketkeeper.”It is with the West Indies cricket committee and then that will go to the board, and, see what happens from there.”But I think it is important that we understand that our domestic cricket is key and players coming out of our domestic cricket, and showing they can go to the international level and perform, is important.”Yes, we have to look at it, but we have to be mindful that we have to develop our product, we have to develop our tournament. We have to develop it to a stage where we have a very good standard of regional cricket.”The eligibility rule requires players to make themselves available for domestic tournaments in order to qualify for selection to the West Indies side in the various formats.However, this has proved a sore point for marquee players over the years, as it has required them to forego lucrative contracts in foreign leagues to return home.Only recently, veteran right-hander Marlon Samuels was ruled ineligible for the one-day side because he played only two games of the Regional Super50 before heading to Pakistan to take up a T20 contract.Last March, newly appointed Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said the rule was in definite need of review.last_img read more

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Patel: Africa is vital to South Africa’s economy

first_img23 April 2015The continent is vital for the country’s economy, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has told factory workers.“We sell R260-billion worth of goods to other African countries. That R260-billion creates more than 160 000 jobs in South Africa,” Patel said. These jobs were in clothing, car manufacturing and the selling of agricultural produce to other African countries.Speaking at a general meeting with factory workers in Pretoria on 22 April, he warned workers that if South Africa cut the rest of Africa out of its economy and the rest of Africa cut South Africa out of its economy, people in the country would lose their jobs.“We need to stop the attacks on fellow Africans. We need to deal with the frustrations and problems in a different way.”The top countries to which South Africa’s clothing industry sold were Mozambique, Zambia, the US and Zimbabwe. The top countries it sold to in the footwear and leather products sector were Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. In the textiles sector, the top country to which South Africa sold was Zimbabwe.“The attacks on foreign nationals must stop. We cannot take the law into our own hands and kill fellow human beings,” Patel said. The government was addressing the problems of South Africa, including unemployment, lack of housing, the provision of water and electricity. This included managing migration properly.“We must make sure at our border posts, we have proper procedures. We must make sure that people have papers if they are here legally. We must make sure we manage the numbers of people who come into South Africa.”Patel called on companies to treat all workers equally, regardless of race or whether they were foreign nationals or not. “We must make it clear to companies – don’t exploit foreign workers. Don’t pay them less than South African workers. so much so that South African workers are put aside.“Let everybody be treated equally because the law applies to everyone equally,” he said.He would have a meeting with the Department of Labour to request inspections of companies to ensure they were complying with labour laws.“We are going to deal with the frustrations of our people,” Patel said. The country needed to address the people who were in the country illegally. “Foreign workers who are here legally belong in the union movement, in our churches, they belong in our communities.“We’ve got to organise them and make them feel welcome. They are part of us,” he said.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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Marketing Day: TV analytics, conversational UI & online holiday retail sales forecasts

first_img HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: TV analytics, conversational UI & online holiday retail sales forecasts Posted on 29th September 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Are your TV analytics just ‘good enough?’ 8 signs it’s time for an upgradeSep 28, 2017 by Alison LohseThe challenges of TV measurement abound. Columnist Alison Lohse believes marketers shouldn’t have to settle for “good enough” to understand how TV is performing, but should instead look toward TV attribution as the answer.The non-developer’s guide to reducing WordPress load times up to 2 seconds (with data)Sep 28, 2017 by Tom DemersWondering where to start with page speed improvements? Columnist Tom Demers shares how he tackled page speed improvements on several WordPress sites without (much) input from a developer.The fallacy of choice: How conversational UIs are altering the marketing landscapeSep 28, 2017 by Malcolm CoxColumnist Malcolm Cox discusses how conversational UI is impacting marketing and why simplifying the customer experience is the only way forward.SEO content strategy: How to grow visits by 300% in one yearSep 28, 2017 by Andrew DennisCreating great content isn’t enough to achieve great SEO results in and of itself. As columnist Andrew Dennis demonstrates, there is a lot that goes into a truly effective content strategy.Online holiday sales projected to reach $129B this year, up 12% over 2016 [Forrester]Sep 28, 2017 by Amy GesenhuesAccording to recent reports from Forrester Research Inc., two out of five consumers will spend more this holiday season than they did last year.Salesforce opens up its second-party data marketplaceSep 28, 2017 by Barry LevineData Studio, which had been restricted to Salesforce subscribers, now allows anyone to buy, sell or trade customer data.Taboola adds a third-party data marketplaceSep 28, 2017 by Barry LevineThe New York City-based company says this is the first of its kind for a content discovery service.Publishers need a new definition of UX: From ‘user experience’ to ‘user expectation’Sep 28, 2017 by Casey WuestefeldIf advertisers want to combat ad blocking, they need to start thinking of user expectation as the new UX and considering how that translates to native formats, believes contributor Casey Wuestefeld.Nielsen buys multitouch attribution provider Visual IQSep 28, 2017 by Barry LevineThe new purchase improves Nielsen’s ability to handle large datasets and offers new data from advertisers, publishers and retailers.CMO audit series, Part 5: The rise of digital assistantsSep 28, 2017 by Scott RaydenAs digital assistants become more pervasive, how will marketers adapt? Columnist Scott Rayden outlines the steps you can take to help your brand stay ahead of this emerging trend.Snapchat rolls out Sponsored 3D World Lenses, bringing its AR format to advertisersSep 28, 2017 by Tim PetersonBud Light and Warner Bros. are the first brands to run campaigns that allow people to insert branded 3D objects within their Snapchat posts.Wiser Solutions combines retail analytics with e-commerce solutions, aiming to be a one-stop shopSep 28, 2017 by Amy GesenhuesWiser president Andy Ballard gives more insight into the company formed from the recent merger of Quad Analytix and Mobee.CSEs will compete head-on with Google Shopping in EU search resultsSep 28, 2017 by Ginny MarvinTo provide “equal treatment” in the ad auction, Google Shopping will operate as a separate business unit bidding against Comparison Shopping Engines.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:AnalyticsGoing Beyond Canned Insights: Using Interactive Behavioral Analytics to Understand your Audience, MarTech AdvisorHow to Show Value to Your Clients Through Digital Marketing Measurement, Constant ContactBusiness IssuesApple Music’s Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They’re ‘Not Even Close’ to Success With Streaming, BillboardMicrosoft becomes a sponsor of the Open Source Initiative, TechCrunchPropaganda flowed heavily into battleground states around election, study says, The Washington PostContent Marketing6 Steps to Monetize Your Content Using Paywalls, MarTech AdvisorTake a Deep Dive into Comprehensive Content Marketing Strategy, CopybloggerThe 2 Most Important Stats from Our 2018 B2B Content Marketing Research Report, in 1 Glorious Chart, Ann HandleyE-Commerce3 marketing predictions for the 2017 holiday season, My EmmaChoosing a hosted ecommerce platform: A guide to the alternatives to Magento 2, EconsultancyVoice, mobile and e-commerce to drive healthy holiday shopping season, Retail DiveEmail MarketingHow to Make the Most Out of Email GIFs, MailChimp BlogMarketers Are Seeing an Increase in Email Marketing Performance, KoMarketingOctober 2017 Email Ideas, Movable Ink BlogInternet Marketing IndustryAdobe Enhances Retailers’ Workflows to Power Personalization, AdobeMoxie Launches Kbot: a Knowledge Bot to Accelerate Ecommerce Without Human Assistance, Business WireDoubleDutch Acquires Eventgrid; Names Bryan Parker Chief Executive Officer, Lawrence Coburn Chief Strategy Officer, Market WiredMarTech17 Really Useful Digital Marketing Tools, MarketingProfsBeware the Many Dangers of Blind Technology Adoption, CMS WireThe Oktober Fest of Martech: How to Plan B2B Events that Count, MarTech AdvisorMobile/Local Marketing10 Underrated Local Review Sites You Overlooked, Local Visibility SystemCan the New Scroll Subscription Service Help Embattled Local Publishers?, Street FightFive new and innovative examples of augmented reality in retail apps, EconsultancySocial Media4 Vital Tips on Managing Your Social Media During a Rebranding, Search Engine JournalConsumer Complaints on Social Media: Calling Out Brands, MarketingProfsVideoFacebook Live Case Study: See How You Can Boost Niche Traffic & Sales – Super Fast!, Click NewzStudio 71: How Video Multichannel Networks Fight To Break Through The Noise, AdExchangerUtilizing Social Media Live Videos, CopyPressedFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: TV analytics, conversational UI & online holiday retail sales forecasts Marketing Day: TV analytics, conversational UI & online holiday retail sales forecastsYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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Maersk Line MSC and HMM Enter Strategic Cooperation

first_imgzoom Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) have reached an agreement to enter into a new strategic cooperation.The cooperation is a combination of slot exchanges and slot purchases between the three parties, as well as Maersk Line and MSC taking over a number of charters and operations of vessels currently chartered to HMM.Although the cooperation is outside the scope of MSC and Maersk Line’s 2M vessel sharing agreement, it “will provide HMM access to the 2M network.”Maersk Line said that the cooperation will provide new opportunities for the company.The strategic cooperation will enable the company “to enhance our 2M network and presence in the important Transpacific trade,” Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer, Maersk Line, said.The agreement is scheduled to begin in April 2017 subject to regulatory approval.The initial term of the cooperation is three years with option to extend and covers key East-West trades.More information about network changes and schedules are expected to be disclosed in early 2017, according to Maersk Line.last_img read more

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