Lieutenant takes charge in Bowl

first_img Press Association Mouse Morris’ raider didn’t have the speed to peg back Cue Card at Cheltenham, but stepped up in distance here, he was prominent from early on the second circuit in the hands of Bryan Cooper. Menorah jumped the last in front and appeared set for victory, but First Lieutenant’s stamina kicked in and he wore down Philip Hobbs’ charge to score by three-quarters of a length. Even-money favourite Silviniaco Conti made a couple of errors as the action hotted up and was a never-nearer third. Morris said: “He really deserved one. He’s got a big heart and he jumped super for Bryan, but I thought we were struggling turning in. He hasn’t run a bad race all season and was second in all the good handicaps and Grade Ones. I’m delighted for the horse and the team at home. I wouldn’t have thought he’d go to Punchestown, but we’ll see.” Cooper said: “I’ve been knocking on the door with this lad all season so it’s great he’s got his head in front. He’s been up against Bobs Worth, Tidal Bay, Cue Card – he really deserves it. “I was on and off the bridle the whole way but he jumped exceptionally well and I was always trying to save a bit. It’s a shame Davy (Russell) can’t be here, he’s riding at home today at Thurles with not a bother on him.” Paul Nicholls said of beaten favourite Silviniaco Conti: “Ruby said if he hadn’t missed the ditch he would have won. I suppose if he hadn’t fallen in the Gold Cup we could have ridden him more positively as he’s not a speed horse, more of a stayer. In the future we’ll ride him like we did at Haydock.” Philip Hobbs said of Menorah: “I’m really pleased, it’s the first time he’s had decent ground all season and I’d be inclined to finish him off on a high note now.” center_img Ryanair Chase runner-up First Lieutenant (7-2) went one better with a determined performance in the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree.last_img read more

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Brand leadership award for South Africa

first_imgTravellers arriving at Zurich airportduring the World Economic Forum earlierin 2010 were greeted by stunning SouthAfrican vistas.(Image: IMC) MEDIA CONTACTS • Chantal WellingtonIMC digital content manager+27 11 483 0122MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterAnitha Soni, chairperson of the board of trustees of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), will receive the Brand Leadership Award at the 19th World Brand Congress in Mumbai, India, later in November.Described as the most prestigious award an individual can receive at the congress, the award is one of several accolades to be given. Others include CEO of the Year, Media Professional of the Year, and Brand Builder of the Year.The World Brand Congress represents 60 countries. Some 600 branding and marketing specialists are expected to participate in the 2010 event.Soni, a tourism specialist and award-winning businesswoman, will be honoured for her “professional efforts” in overseeing the activities of the IMC, as it delivers on its mandate to manage the country’s reputation, and position South Africa as an investment destination of choice.Under her guidance, the IMC is delivering on this mandate, both domestically and internationally. The most recent and highest-profile example is the 2010 Fifa World Cup – here the IMC’s mobilisation initiatives engendered strong social cohesion among South Africans, fulfilling the country’s 2010 brand promise to “celebrate Africa’s humanity”.She was also instrumental in the council’s drive to position South Africa’s business and economic competitiveness at the 2010 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, which saw a powerful delegation of political and business leaders departing for Switzerland to promote the country’s agenda.While at the congress Soni will deliver a speech titled “The impact of international events on a nation’s pride and therefore its brand – sharing South Africa’s 2010 World Cup experience”.Passionate about South AfricaSoni believes the award does not belong to her alone, but to all the role players in government and the private sector that participate in building the country’s brand.“The IMC is the custodian of Brand South Africa, but the brand belongs to all South Africans,” she said. “The World Cup has shown that when South Africans act with unity of purpose, everyone contributes to growing our reputation on the international stage.“The primary role players responsible for enhancing the nation brand are dedicated, skilled and passionate about our country. This past year they have worked with great diligence to foster relationships, engage with international stakeholders and promote South Africa.”Soni added that the award belongs to everyone who contributed to South Africa’s enhanced global reputation, and that she would think of all South Africa’s brand builders when the award was placed in her hands.last_img read more

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Samsung May Dominate Global Smartphones, But Apple’s iPhone Rules America

first_imgSamsung is the leading smartphone vendor in the world. In the U.S., however, Apple is still top dog — and its lead is growing.For the quarter ending January 2013, Apple held a 38% share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, according to ComScore’s latest U.S. smartphone market share data. Samsung placed a distant second, with a 21% share. Apple gained 3.5 points of market share, while Samsung’s slice of the pie grew by only 1.9 points.As went the two giants, so went their respective platforms. Android continued to lead with 52% of the U.S. market, but its share actually declined by 1.3 points over the previous quarter. Blackberry held a 5.9% share and Microsoft only 3.1%, both of them down from the prior quarter.  Samsung’s laid-back performance is somewhat surprising given its aggressive marketing efforts. Samsung is spending way more on advertising than Apple. (Of course, Samsung makes a much broader array of products than Apple does — everything from TVs and flat panels to smartphones to chips.)This year’s Super Bowl was held on Feb. 3, just after ComScore’s numbers were compiled. It’s possible that the reported $15 million Samsung spent on its two-minute Next Big Thing commercial will deliver an uptick in subscriber share in next quarter’s ComScore report. Samsung is also planning to launch its flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 next week with an attendant media blitz. Several Apple blog sites, meanwhile, have pegged August as the release date for the next iPhone. ComScore says 129 million people in the U.S. now own smartphones, a seven percent increase over the last quarter. The news, however, is not good for all vendors. Third-place HTC’s subscriber share fell 1.7 points over the previous quarter. Fourth-place Motorola’s share dropped 1.4 points in the quarter.  Top image courtesy of Samsung Mobile brian s hall What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Apple#Samsung Related Posts last_img read more

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How San Diego plans to curb homeless crisis in 2018

first_imgHow San Diego plans to curb homeless crisis in 2018 January 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 17, 2018center_img Updated: 4:39 PM The homeless crisis came to a boiling point in 2017. From violence to Hepatitis A spreading across the country, to the success of transitional tents.It seems like the city has a stronger handle on the issue this year than last.So what’s next?KUSI was joined by Councilmember Chris Cate from District 6, who is also the Chair for the Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods Committee. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Councilmember Chris Cate, Homelessness FacebookTwitterlast_img

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Decorate your home with Tsutra

first_imgSasha and sanskar are showcasing textured Chandrabati cottons. Abstract prints with  surface detailing in kurtas, kaftans, panelled tunics,and coats with embroidered saris that create a fresh take for the coming festive season. Phulia cotton scarves  and jamdani stoles also add style to  patchwork and layered jackets and wraped in various cotton textures and silk prints create a new  cultural canvas.An exhibition that began on friday showcases craft, ensembles for women, hand woven home textiles, Kurtas, Kaftans, Sarees, Jackets and stoles in cotton and silk print recycle quilting and Kanthaand. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This eclectic collection is complimented with  special personal accessories like leather hand bags, Dhokra jewellery, home textiles in silks and  recycled fabrics with traditional quilting and Kantha work. This collection, which will be showcased at the Alliance Francaise de Delhi for the third consecutive year will incorporate an  interesting block printing series coined the transport series, abstract florals and stripes.It also add an element of heritage through traditional embroideries like Aari and Zardosi developed into cushion covers.  Patchwork throws and kantha bedspreads add  a feel of Nostalgia to the collection.When:  September 18 to 20 Where: Alliance Francaise de Delhi, 72 Lodhi EstateTimings: 11 am – 7 pmlast_img read more

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