Mattai’s opens new food mart

first_imgMattai’s – Guyana’s one stop food depot – is living up to its name as it opened a new food mart across the street from its other branch on Water and Hope Streets, Georgetown, which promises quality food. The new establishment, named ‘Mattai’s: The Food Market’ was declared open on Friday.According to Managing Director of the franchise, Harry Mattai, the new food mart is already known in the Caribbean.“Quite a few people flew in from the Caribbean when they heard about the store, its size, what we’re doing, the quality, where we’re heading, where we’re taking the business to the next level and they’re very impressed,” Mattai said at the opening.He added that the new facility includes a boardroom, an IT department and a training room, which will be used to build the capacity of its staff and also the staff of other similar companies in Guyana.“Our mission is not only just hiring people,” he said. “We believe in a lot of training; we plan to do a lot of nice things with the company to make our staff and our people better to serve,” the Managing Director explained.Mattai promises high standards in the products that they will be providing. “We’re looking at standards, we’re looking at certificates, we’re looking at dates, we’re looking at quality,” Mattai said.The Managing Director promises that plans are already afoot to expand further in order to deliver value to Guyanese.last_img read more

H-DNL football: Ferndale captures Little 4 title

first_imgLane Branstetter had two rushing touchdowns, Jenner Christiansen and Landon Gomes each threw a touchdown pass to Tristen Martin and Ferndale High captured its first outright Little 4 Conference title since 2012 with a 42-6 win over visiting Hoopa Valley, Saturday afternoon at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field.“Trusting my receivers is a big part of it,” Christiansen said. “We have a special team this year, we do lots of conditioning and its definitely paying off.”Each week during what has been a …last_img read more

Mayweather comeback won’t overshadow me—Golovkin

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Cavs, GM Griffin part after 3 straight NBA Finals trips But Golovkin-Alvarez is a fight for the ages, one of the most eagerly awaited boxing match-ups in recent memory.READ: Roach says Golovkin will KO CaneloIt pits two crowd-pleasing icons against each other to decide the world’s best middleweight.Golovkin, a knockout machine from Kazakhstan but now based in California, has made 18 consecutive world middleweight title defenses and was taken to points for the first time since 2008 by American Daniel Jacobs in March.Alvarez, 26, also has an impressive record that has seen him win world titles in two weight divisions with one blemish — by majority points decision to Mayweather in 2013.Only one world title — the WBO — will not be on the line when the pair collide, but the winner on Monday was offered the chance to fight for it later this year.Alvarez, who cruised to a wide points win over fellow Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in May, admitted he did not know who WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) was when the Briton addressed him at a press conference in London on Monday.Saunders, who asked Canelo why he had not fought Golovkin sooner, holds the only world middleweight title not in Glolovkin’s hands and wants to face the winner of the Sep 16 showdown.“I didn’t even recognize him,” Alvarez told reporters Monday.“He needs to come down in weight if he want to fight one of us. I’ve never really watched him or studied him. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Five-weight world champion Mayweather, now 40, will not have fought for nearly two years by the time he faces 27-year-old Irishman McGregor, a mixed martial arts fighter, on Aug 26.But McGregor, a two-weight UFC champion, has never fought as a professional boxer and faces the sport’s best practitioner for decades.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Mayweather says fight with McGregor is what people wantGolovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), 35, insists his fight with Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) is bigger and of more significance than Mayweather-McGregor, which he sees as a “circus show”. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire “With one hand tied behind my back and with my eyes closed I will still beat him.”Saunders was linked to fighting Golovkin in his homeland of Kazakhstan on June 10, but the fight never happened.“He talks too much, but he’s not a promoter,” Triple G told reporters at a press conference in London Monday.“I told my promoter Tom Leoffler I wanted this [Saunders] fight for June 10 and he said he wasn’t ready. He has said no two times and he has wasted my time. I said I’m ready for this fight in Kazakhstan but he said no and I turned my focus to Canelo.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ “This (Mayweather-McGregor) is not for fighters, but business,” Golovkin told reporters at a press conference in London Monday.“I think people understand what is a true fight, a boxing fight, like mine with Canelo or a big show, maybe sometimes for people a funny show, like a circus show.“Everybody knows — Conor is not boxer, just show. If you want to watch a show please watch them, if you want to watch a true fight, a true boxing fight and you respect boxing, watch my fight with Canelo.“This is business. Conor with Floyd is not a boxing fight because Conor is not a boxer. Money fight OK, show fight OK.”Regardless of some dismissing it as a mismatch, Mayweather-McGregor is expected to do record business for a boxing fight and may eclipse Golovkin-Alvarez in revenue and television viewers.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Genady Golovkin. AP FILE PHOTOLONDON—Gennady Golovkin has dismissed the idea that Floyd Mayweather Jr’s comeback against Conor McGregor will overshadow his Sep 16 clash with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.WBC-IBF-WBA middleweight champion Golovkin defends his world title belts at the T-Mobile Arena three weeks after Mayweather faces Conor McGregor at the same Las Vegas venue.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

England put Australia on the mat on Day 1

first_imgEngland bowled out Australia for a mediocre 268 on the opening day of the third Ashes Test at the WACA grounds on Thursday.In reply, England was 29 without loss at stumps with skipper Andrew Strauss and Alistair Cook set to resume the second day on 12 and 17 runs respectively.Swing bowlers James Anderson and Chris Tremlett snared three wickets each to send the Australian top order crashing after Strauss had put the home side to bat first on a green top pitch.The situation could have been worse for Australia, which slumped to 69/5 just after lunch, but half centuries from Mike Hussey, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson enabled the hosts to post a decent total before being bowled out 30 minutes before stumps Thursday.Still, England is well positioned to push for a victory that would see the tourists secure a successful Ashes defense, with Australia”s bowlers having struggled for wickets over the first two Tests. England won the second Test in Adelaide by an innings and 71 runs to take a 1 0 lead in the five Test series.Tremlett wasted no time in making an impact, bowling recalled Australian opener Phil Hughes for 2 with the last ball of the first over, and then having the out of touch Michael Clarke caught behind for 4. He took 3 63 in 23 overs.In between, James Anderson, 3 61, claimed the prized scalp of Ricky Ponting for 12 when the Australia captain was brilliantly caught at third slip by Paul Collingwood, who flung himself to his right at third slip and held on to a one handed catch.advertisementPonting, whose scoring shots were three boundaries, hung his bat out at a James Anderson delivery, and another brief innings will increase pressure on the captain to keep his place in the team.Tremlett deepened Australia”s problems when he removed Steve Smith for 2 in the second over after lunch.Hussey and Haddin, who also batted Australia out of trouble in the first Test, counter attacked effectively. Hussey hit a six and nine fours as he continued with his imperious form with the bat. With other scores of 195, 93 and 52, he has been Australia’s standout batsman of the series.Haddin, another batsman in form, added 52 runs for seventh wicket with Johnson before another brilliant slip catch ended Haddin’s two hour knock.Johnson became the unlikely batting hero in his Test comeback hitting a six an eight balls.Earlier, opener Shane Watson, who batted for over an hour for his 13 runs off 40 balls, failed to have an lbw decision overruled by video review. He had an earlier reprieve when he was given out caught down the leg side off Anderson, but the on field decision was overruled by third umpire Aleem Dar.Numbers Game of Day One 62 Number of wickets claimed by Grame Swann at an avg of 25.01 in 13 Tests this year, most by any player53.50 Is the batting average of Brad Haddin against England. In seven Ashes Tests he has scored 535 runs, most against any country in Test cricket.66.76 Is the batting average of Michael Hussey against England. In 13 Tests he has scored 1,135 runs, which includes three centuries and nine half- centuries5 Number of half- centuries scored by Mitchell Johnson in 40 Tests. It was his second half- century against England in seven Tests7 Number of half- centuries scored by Brad Haddin in 30 Tests. It was his third against England in seven Tests. Prior to this, he has also hit two centuries in the Ashes24 Number of half-centuries scored by Michael Hussey in 57 Tests. It was his ninth against England in 13 Tests.Compiled by Manoj Kumarlast_img read more

EMC is a Laggard Playing by the Old Rules of Marketing

first_img Originally published Sep 26, 2007 11:29:00 AM, updated October 01 2019 SEO Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack I was talking to a friend who does marketing at EMC, a gigantic and successful technology company (over 30,000 employees).  I asked him what he thought some of the most important marketing activities were that they did at EMC.  He gave me the normal “old school” marketing answer about paying analysts a bunch of money to write reports, developing customer case studies, presenting at conferences, etc.I asked him to tell me how to describe EMC in two words, and I suggested the phrase “data storage”.  He said that they would prefer “information infrastructure”.  I said, let’s do an experiment with both terms.  I did a simple Google search for each phrase, you can see the results below by clicking on the links.  I was shocked to see that EMC is not on the first page for either search phrase.Google search for “data storage”Google search for “information infrastructure”How could a company as large as EMC not be listed in search engines for a basic search term that describes their company?  This is like opening the Yellow Pages in 1990 and looking under “car rental” and not seeing an ad for Hertz!It is no longer 1990, and the rules of marketing have changed.  Do you want to understand the New Rules of Marketing?  Download this free eBook on the New Rules of PR by David Meerman Scott, author of the book The New Rules of Marketing and PR.What is your company doing to take advantage of the New Rules of Marketing?  Leave a comment below so we can discuss. Topics:last_img read more

10 Best Practices for Webinars or Webcasts

first_imgCall into the meeting at least 15 minutes early. Before you call in to start the meeting, with many types of conferencing software everyone else hears an annoying beep and has no idea if they are in the right meeting. If you call in early everyone will know they are in the right place. Leading up to the webinar, send a reminder email twice – once 1 day before the webinar and once 1 hour before the webinar. See how HubSpot does it – check out some of our webinars here!Free Ebook: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Internet MarketingLearn how to implement a comprehensive internet marketing strategy, step by step. When doing a demo or showing software, try not to move too quickly (or scroll up and down a web page too quickly). Often, a refresh takes some time to complete based on the user’s bandwidth. Plan on it taking about 5 seconds every time you change your screen for everyone to see the change. Let the audience know in the introduction how you will be dealing with questions (whether you’ll respond to select questions at the end, try to take them during the session, etc.). Topics: Webinars can be a very effective tool for moving prospects along in the sales funnel to become warmer leads with whom your salespeople can have good conversations.  But the content of the webinar and the way you conduct the webinar affect prospect’s experience and will impact the quality of the leads you generate.  So, before you jump into running your first webinar, here as some of the best practices I have learned by trial and error as well as lots of advice from others.Download Now: Free Webinar Planning Kit10 Webinar / Webcast Best Practices Start 2 minutes past the hour. This gives people time to call in, but does not make those on time wait too long and annoy them for being on time. Those who call in a couple more minutes later usually do not miss much.  Also, starting on time helps people show up on time for future webinars. It is tempting as a presenter to wait for more people to join. Be strong, don’t do it. Originally published Nov 7, 2007 12:20:00 PM, updated October 14 2019center_img Send out a recording and the slides to people within 24 hours, and tell them during the webinar you will do this. About 10-20% of your attendees will email you looking for the info anyway, so just send it out. Fast follow-up helps you motivate people to take a next step while the webinar is still on their mind. Have a definitive “stop” to the core material (within the time allotted). This is similar to what you’d do in an offline meeting. This way, those that only scheduled the appropriate time know when you are done and are not irritated by the fact that they’re missing something “core”. It’s okay to extend beyond the end time as long as the “officially scheduled program” has a clean end and those that need to leave can leave. Use pre-webinar slides & announcements. Put up a slide that says something like “the webinar will begin in 10 minutes” so when people log in they know it is working, and then update it to show the actual time until the webinar. You should also make an announcement on the call every few minutes to let people know it will start soon and their audio is working. Close ALL unnecessary applications, especially Outlook, Instant Messenger, etc. You do not want any personal or confidential info displayed, and you just don’t want to interrupt the webinar with any notifications that pop up. Prior to the webinar starting, have someone on your team dial-in to make sure the number is working for participants. Have this person send you a question so you know it’s working (and can see what it will look inside the webinar software). Webinars Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Great Inbound Marketing Requires Passion and Sharing

first_imgRecently, MITX hosted a panel about using social media for lead generation recently, and someone asked a question about what a traditional print design firm could do to leverage inbound marketing (social media, blogs, search engines) for their business.  I captured two of the answers on video, and the common theme was “passion”.Chris Brogan a blogger and social media guy talks about how the Smart Car is a great design, and people are passionate about it, and maybe the print firm could talk about the good and bad aspects of the Smart Car design to demonstrate their design expertise.  “Good design encourages us to take an action.”Chris Penn, a podcaster and blogger, talks about how passion is important and knowing what’s important to your audience.  He starts his answer by mentioning how his passion for marketing led him to start a “Marketing Over Coffee” podcast series, and he continues with some ideas of what someone passionate about design might be able to talk about. Passion is Essential to Inbound MarketingI agree with Chris and Chris that the print design firm needs to think about what content it could create that would be interesting to marketing people (the people they sell to).  Here are some other ideas for how a traditional design firm might use inbound marketing:Start a blog with images of good and bad design and how to evaluate design from a marketing perspectiveBlog about how to select the best print design vendor for youCreate a series of videos about how to get the most out of your print design firmCreate a group on Facebook dedicated to using print design in marketingNotice anything?  Each of these ideas require someone at your company to be passionate about what you do, and then share their passion with the world.  Who is passionate at your company?  How do you share that passion with the world? Originally published Aug 1, 2008 10:08:00 AM, updated October 01 2019 Topics: Inbound Marketingcenter_img Social Media Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

HubSpot’s Top 10 Inbound Marketing Blog Articles of 2009

first_img Originally published Dec 25, 2009 8:30:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 401. That’s the number of blog articles that we’ve shared with you this year on Inbound Marketing blog. We’ve covered a lot of topics and created a ton of original content. It’s been a whole lot of fun, but now it’s time to highlight the best of the best.If you took a peek at our Top Inbound Marketing Webinars of 2009, you might notice this topic just keeps popping up.Yep, that’s right. Five out of our top ten blog posts this year were on the topic of social media. Three of those 5 contained hard-to-find Twitter data that many businesses use to make informed decisions, while the remaining 2 featured tactical information how businesses can use and monitor their social media presence. As we enter 2010, one can look at this data and certainly understand why so many companies are planning to incorporate social media into their marketing mix next year.Top 10 Inbound Marketing Blog Posts of 20091.)  Groundbreaking New Personality Grader Makes Marketing Less Manic (@ DanZarrella)2.)  Baby Got Leads (Posted by @Pamelump but the entire @HubSpot team can take the credit for this awesome viral video)3.)  7 Tips for Effective Calls to Action (@DanZarrella)4.) Study Shows Small Businesses Who Blog Get 55% More Traffic (@RickBurnes)5.) How to Monitor Your Social Media Presence in 10 Minutes a Day (@Repcor)6.) Announcing the June State of the Twittersphere Report (@DanZarrella)7.) Free EBook:  How to Use Facebook For Business (@EllieEille)8.) Best Way to Build a Twitter Account: Step By Step (@DanZarrella)9.) Is 22 Tweets-Per-Day The Optimum? (@DanZarrella)10.) Is PR Dead? (@BHalligan) photo by StreetFly_JZWebinar: Blogging for Business Want to learn more about publishing a blog on your business website?Download the free webinar to learn how to create a thriving inbound marketing blog. Inbound Marketing Social Mediacenter_img Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

5 Lead Generation Tools: Just in Time for 2011 Planning

first_img . . Lead Generation 5-Pack Tracking, measuring, analyzing, and creating process diagrams – all really important things to do, but SO time consuming. Plus, the reports always seem to be due right when a marketing campaign is being launched – one that’s sure to bring you more valuable leads. these in your back pocket. Five Pack  – You can find out world-class companies are developing lead generation infrastructures and apply it to your business 4. Lead Generation Metrics Dashboard Guess you could take another few days of vacation with  – This will help you define, track, and report on your key lead generation metrics and key performance indicators. Topics: The Originally published Aug 16, 2010 11:30:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 2. Lead Acquisition Modelcenter_img includes: 3. Lead Generation Maturity Assessment 5. Lead Scoring Index Tool – Score your leads. Analyze them and then pick the strongest prospects. Best of all – these tools are easy to use!  – Measure your organization’s Lead Generation Maturity, and determine areas for improvement. This post contains older information, but has been left up for historical reasons. For more up-to-date information, please see our  – This helps create a process diagram. Great for those who need to communicate visually. 1. Lead Generation & Marketing Automation How-to Guide You can avoid them only so long – until planning season. Then you really need to track and analyze so you know what’s working, where you can improve, and how you should allocate next year’s budget. Furthermore, those reports are going to help justify your decisions when you present your 2011 marketing plan to management. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack We know how valuable lead generation management is to so many in the HubSpot community. That’s why we’ve taken 5 of Demand Metric’s lead generation tools and added a how-to guide so we can offer to HubSpot users, for free, the Lead Nurturing Lead Generation Hublast_img read more