Report Strengthens Case for Future U.S. Visa for Modi

first_imgThe prospect of keeping Mr. Modi out of the United States is looking dimmer and dimmer. Related Itemslast_img

U.S. Expresses Concern at Mumbai Terror Attack Accused Hafiz Saeed’s Release in Pakistan

first_imgThe United States called on Pakistan to arrest militant Hafiz Saeed, believed to be the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, following his release earlier this week. U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration has been putting pressure on Pakistan to take stronger action against terrorism growing on its homeland.“The United States is deeply concerned that LeT leader Hafiz Saeed has been released from house arrest in Pakistan. The LeT is a designated foreign terrorist organization responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent civilians in terrorist attacks, including a number of American citizens. The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged for his crimes,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said.“Nine years after 26/11, its mastermind still eludes justice. It is time to rescind Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO ally,” top counter-terrorism expert Bruce Riedel told PTI.“In a word, the release is an outrage,” Alyssa Ayres, a former State Department official and currently with the Council on Foreign Relations, told the news agency.India has also condemned and expressed “outrage” at Saeed’s release. “India, as indeed the entire international community, is outraged that a self-confessed and UN proscribed terrorist is being allowed to walk free and continue with his evil agenda,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.Saeed was under house arrest since January 2017 but this week Pakistan court found that there was not enough evidence to continue his arrest. Saeed is the founder of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and has a $10 million bounty on him declared by the U.S. Justice Department. He has also been declared as a militant by the United Nations but enjoys freedom in Pakistan.Saeed is expected to join mainstream politics through the political party Milli Muslim League. The party was started by Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front of the LeT.“Once he gets out and restarts all his activities and starts his work again, then we will announce what his plans for the political party are,” Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s information secretary Nadeem Awan said on Nov. 22.Saeed is lauded by some in his home country for being a spokesperson against Indian “violence” in Kashmir. After his release, he said, “I fight the case of Kashmiris. I will gather the people from across the country for the cause of Kashmir. And we will try to help Kashmiris get their destination of freedom.”U.S. lawmakers recently pushed for declaring LeT and the Haqqani Network in the same category of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA). A significant amount of aid given to Pakistan from the United States depends on the Secretary of State certifying that it is doing enough to stop the Haqqani network.“We can’t buy Pakistan’s loyalty,” Representative Ted Poe said. “They play everyone, whether it’s China or the terrorists or us.” Related ItemsPakistanTerrorismUnited Stateslast_img read more

PayTon Manning

first_imgFootball fans are taking umbrage at Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning’s two-hour appearance at a Sweet 16 party at an undisclosed location in early March for a reported $200,000 fee. Deadspin.com reported Manning hid behind a cake with a baker’s hat to surprise the party girl and also published several photographs showing him dancing and posing for photos with guests.A spokesman acknowledged Manning participated in a “private appearance,” but disputed its characterization: “It wasn’t a ‘Sweet 16’ party. It was a corporate outing.” Manning also asserted that the fee figure was “way off” the mark.It’s ok Manning. We wouldn’t turn away 200 grand to grin and bear it for two hours either. The question we have is for the desi dude who splurged like that for a birthday bash. Sultry Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat also made a cameo appearance at the party and is captured in skits with Manning in several Deadspin.com photos.Hmm… wonder what her going rate for party events is? Please, daddy, we need to know….So who wants Hrithik Roshan and Derek Jeter for their Sweet 16?And anybody, know who this overindulgent desi dude is anyway?Deadspin.com on Manning’s Sweet 16 Party Cameo   Related Itemslast_img read more

Self-Reported Crime

first_imgIn an unusual twist, an Indian doctor has filed a police complaint for negligence against himself after a patient in his care died from post-operative complications. In the complaint, Dr Pradyot Kumar Naskar acknowledged that he accidentally punctured the uterus of Prabhati Patra while performing an abortion.Tamonash Chowdhury, joint secretary of the Indian Medical Association, said, “This is an interesting case. We have never heard this.”  Related Itemslast_img

Asian Millionaires Swell

first_imgA booming economy added 20,000 new millionaires in India and almost 200,000 throughout Asia last year. India now boasts over 100,000 millionaires. Asia-wide there are an estimated 2.6 million individuals worth over $1 million, a quarter of the world’s total, with a combined wealth of $8.4 trillion, according to the annual Asia-Pacific Wealth Report.The number of millionaires in Singapore rose by 21 percent to 67,000, the highest growth rate in the region. India and Indonesia followed as the next two fastest-growing millionaire populations, with 20 percent and 16 percent growth respectively.  Related Itemslast_img read more

World’s Second Largest Civilian Arsenal

first_imgNearly 40 percent of all the world’s civilian firearms are owned by U.S. citizens. According to Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, U.S. citizens oven with 270 million firearms making it the world’s most heavily armed society.There are 90 guns for every 100 U.S. residents. India has the world’s second-largest civilian gun arsenal, with an estimated 46 million civilian firearms, though this represented just four guns per 100 people in the country. China, ranked third with 40 million privately held guns, representing 3 firearms per 100 people.Germany, France, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil and Russia were next in the ranking of country’s overall civilian gun arsenals.On a per-capita basis, Yemen had the second most heavily armed citizenry behind the United States, with 61 guns per 100 people, followed by Finland with 56, Switzerland with 46, Iraq with 39 and Serbia with 38.  Related Itemslast_img read more

Mentally Unstable President?

first_imgPakistan’s new president Asif Ali Zardari has a history of mental illenesses, including dementia, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to London court records. In March 2007, lawyers for Zardari presented reports from U.S. physicians seeking to excuse him from testifying because he was mentally ill. New York psychologist Stephen Reich found that Zardari was “chronically anxious and apprehensive” and had suicidal thoughts. Another New York psychiatrist, Philip Saltiel, said that as a result of his long imprisonment on corruption charges in Pakistan Zardari experienced “emotional instability” and memory and concentration problems. Pakistani officials claim that Zardari has since recovered.  Related Itemslast_img read more

Daredevil Dipa targeting gold at 2020 Tokyo Olympics,Daredevil Dipa targeting gold at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_imgDipa misses bronze by a whisker Published on Dipa Karmakar competes in the women’s vault final at the Rio Olympics on August 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters   –  REUTERS COMMENT Dipa Karmakar competes in the women’s vault final at the Rio Olympics on August 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters   –  REUTERS × RELATED Rio 2016: Faster, Higher, Stronger August 15, 2016 Dipa Karmakar competes in the women’s vault final at the Rio Olympics on August 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters   –  REUTERS Dipa Karmakar   –  Reuters 2/2 Dipa Karmakar   –  Reuters The 23-year-old came fourth at Rio with an average of 15.066 points 1/2 Dipa Karmakar   –  Reuters athletics SHARE SHARE EMAIL Path-breaking Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar is not disappointed at missing out on a historic bronze in the vault final of the Olympics here, and instead is aiming for a gold in the next edition of the Summers Games in Tokyo.“I never expected a medal from this Olympics, but to have come fourth is very creditable. In boxing, wrestling you get a bronze even when you finish fourth but not for me. It was very close to medal. After four years, my target would be gold,” Dipa said, brimming with confidence after her brilliant effort on Sunday.“This is my first Olympics. But I don’t need to be disappointed; I will give my best in Tokyo 2020.”“I’m fully satisfied with my performance. This is my highest score. But the medalists were better than me. Maybe, it was not my day,” a graceful Dipa said.“It’s my bad luck that I missed the bronze medal by a few points. But no problem, I never expected this fourth place finish in my first Olympics.My first target was to better my scores in the two vaults, and I succeeded in doing that. Whatever I had learnt, I managed to perform,” said the girl from Agartala.The 23-year-old, who had become the first Indian woman gymnast to have qualified for the Olympics, scored an average of 15.066 points, a mere 0.15 less than the eventual bronze winner Giulia Steingruber (15.216) of Switzerland.The gold went to American pre-event favourite Simone Biles (15.966), while reigning vault world champion Maria Paseka of Russia got the silver with an average of 15.253 points.ProdunovaDipa could have been in the reckoning for a medal had she not landed on her haunches in her risky ‘Produnova’ vault for which she is now well known.She scored 15.266 from her ‘Produnova’ with 8.266 points for execution for a difficulty level of 7. .“This is my highest score in Produnova; I had 15.1 earlier. I gave my whole effort to bring an Olympic medal for my countrymen.” COMMENTS SHARElast_img read more

Best States & Companies for People with Disabilities

first_imgKansasDisability Employment Rate: 46.4%Companies Hiring: XPO Logistics, Edward Jones, Verizon, Travelers Companies & more.Browse Open Jobs South DakotaDisability Employment Rate: 51.3%Companies Hiring: Pepsi, Esurance, Walgreens, Starbucks, UPS, Sanford Health & more.Browse Open Jobs When it comes to employment in the U.S., nearly 40% of employers are having challenges hiring qualified employees, while at the same time one in four people have some type of disability and are facing challenges in getting hired.  According to RespectAbility.org, Americans with disabilities saw a slowdown in job gains compared to those of the previous year. In fact, put of over 20 million working-age people with disabilities, 7.5 million have jobs. Furthermore, only 34.6 percent of working-age women with disabilities are employed in the U.S. compared to 82.5 percent of working-age women without disabilities.“Our nation was founded on the principle that anyone who works hard should be able to get ahead in life,” said Hon. Steve Bartlett, current Chairman of RespectAbility, who co-authored the Americans with Disabilities Act when he was in Congress. “People with disabilities deserve the opportunity to earn an income and achieve independence, just like anyone else.”Given this, many companies are working hard to attract top talent, regardless of ability, and a handful of states lead the pack when it comes to offering jobs for people with disabilities.As more companies hire employees with disabilities, conversations are shifting to focus on inclusion. “Disability inclusion is no longer about automatic doors, curb cuts, ramps, and legislation,” says Jim Sinocchi, Head of the Office of Disability Inclusion at JP Morgan Chase. “Today, the new era of disability inclusion is about “assimilation”– hiring professionals with disabilities into the robust culture of the firm.”According to RespectAbility.org, here are the best states for people with disabilities, as well as job openings at some of the top companies in the nation that prioritize hiring people with disabilities. Apply now!North DakotaDisability Employment Rate: 56.3%Companies Hiring: Edward Jones, Bank of the West, JP Morgan Chase, Koch Industries, Ecolab, Nestle USA & more.Browse Open Jobs WyomingDisability Employment Rate: 45.6%Companies Hiring: Verizon, Wells Fargo, Home Depot, Bank of America, Peabody, Pepsi, American Express & more.Browse Open Jobs MinnesotaDisability Employment Rate: 47.8%Companies Hiring: JP Morgan Chase, Polaris Industries, CVS, FedEx, RBC, Evine & more.Browse Open Jobs NebraskaDisability Employment Rate: 49.3%Companies Hiring: Walgreens, Starbucks, CVS Health, Honeywell, Target, Hayneedle, Nestle Purina & more.Browse Open Jobs IowaDisability Employment Rate: 45.7%Companies Hiring: Polaris Industries, Home Depot, Wells Fargo, Aramark, Walgreens, Target & more.Browse Open Jobs UtahDisability Employment Rate: 49.5%Companies Hiring: American Express, Uber, Softchoice, Fidelity Investments, Merlin, Verizon, eBay & more.Browse Open Jobs VermontDisability Employment Rate: 47.2%Companies Hiring: TD Bank, CBRE, Edward Jones, Keurig Green Mountain, University of Vermont & more.Browse Open Jobslast_img read more

​Man Utd show interest in Barcelona fullback Jordi Alba

first_imgManchester United is keen on Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba, according to ESPN.However, both parties are aware that it would be difficult to complete a deal this summer.Alba is looking forward to working with Ernesto Valverde and wants to give himself a chance to play under the former Athletico Bilbao boss.United are focused on attaining a striker, but they’ve listed left back as a position that needs to be looked at.last_img

Stoke, West Ham target Gladbach midfielder Thorgan Hazard

first_imgPremier League interest is arriving for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Thorgan Hazard.The Sentinel says French sources state Stoke along with West Ham and Leicester are keen on the Belgian.And any move from Borussia is likely to alert several French clubs.Hazard is the brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard and was on the Blues’ books before being sold to Gladbach.The midfielder is pushing to open new contract talks with Gladbach, alerting clubs across Europe to his potential availability.last_img read more

Career Choices

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on May 5, 2011June 20, 2017By: Peris Wakesho, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Peris Wakesho, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.During the Global Maternal Health Conference (GMHC) in New Delhi India, held from August 30th to September 1st 2010, at some point I thought maternal health (MH) was just for doctors, nurses and midwives. Then I remembered: No, I am a Young Champion, the new generation of ideas for maternal health. I am a counselling psychologist, and amongst the 15 Young Champions there are even engineers!Yes, it was time that other professionals embraced issues related to the health of mothers, during pregnancy, birth and after birth.In my nine month placement I had a target of counselling at least 15 young people, including adolescent mothers. By January 2011, with only 4 months left to the end of the fellowship, I had only offered counselling to 14 youth! It got me thinking. While group counselling was an option, I wanted a session that would make a difference in these young people’s lives. I wanteddirect, one-on-one contact that would leave them thinking that those working on maternal health also care about other issues.I decided to take the most senior class at INCRESE’s Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) sessions, a unique class (pictured below), for a session on career guidance andcounselling. After the session, five young people, amongst them one female, asked for follow-up sessions. On the week of the scheduled sessions I became ill and could not make it. I thought I would lose touch with these young people so when I got back to work I started making arrangements to contact them. But before I could make the first call, two of them walked in. After greetings, we rescheduled the sessions and the other three also came in during the week and we did the same.​The first, second, third and fourth sessions got me thinking. The fourth was a 19-year old ​lady. She finished school in 2008 and to date was not doing anything. On exploring the ​issue, it wasn’t just about career guidance but self esteem, duel issues that needed to be dealt with. We scheduled follow-up sessions and by the third session I began putting the pieces together. Career guidance might not come close at first thought when we talk of maternal health, but keeping girls in school longer is one way that we reduce their chances of getting married early or starting child bearing early. If girls start child bearing late, then their reproductive span and number of children will be limited. Plus, they will have increased knowledge on​ contraception and negotiation power since they have a career and a higher education. What this will translate to is reduction in maternal mortality and morbidity.Alas! The puzzle fits, and in my project, as part of working with adolescent mothers and parents in Kenya, the Swahiba (Swahili for friend) clubs will also act as an avenue for a second opportunity, an opportunity to either go back to school or opt for a trade of choice. Career guidance and counselling will be a strong prevention link in the program targeting school-going adolescents, out of school adolescents, adolescent mothers, and parents as a means of promoting education for girls, contraceptives, family planning choices,and reduced abortions.Share this:last_img read more

Member of the week: Juliette Aiyana

first_img1. What has been your most interesting project? Every patient I see provides me with an interesting project since they come in with such a variety of health problems. I am especially interested in teaching patients how to become empowered and proactive in their healthcare. Also writing my book about Chinese medicine and Weight loss for Blue Poppy Press has been very interesting.**2. Why did you decide to go freelance? **** **At age 21. I am 34 now. Best decision ever!**3. What tip would you give to a new freelancer or someone who is considering going freelance? **** **Love what you choose to do because nothing else is worth it. Write a business plan. Take classes and read books on how to do this. Constantly self educate and reinvent. Take short and long rest and relaxation and vacation time, from a one-hour massage to a one-week vacation away.4. What is your favorite spot in the city in which you live?Prospect Park, Brooklyn, baby!** 5. **What is your inspiration?Health is a state of peace. I believe that if people find peace within then they spread peace throughout the world. I am inspired to help people find physical and psycho-emotional/spiritual peace. As the profile count on our Yellow Pages continues to rise (now above 1000!), the wide-ranging talents of our members appear to be limitless. One of these is our newest member of the week, Juliette Aiyana. Juliette is a Licensed Acupuncturist, as well as a Chinese Herbalist. It is her strong conviction that health can be achieved using alternatives to Western medicine. Juliette has her own Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Center located in Union Square (New York City). To learn more about Juliette check out her website as well as her answers to the questions below.last_img read more

A step-by-step guide to choosing the best insurance for you

first_imgDaunted by all the health plan choices?Download our FREE guide on what to consider when you’re picking your new plan for 2017.**[DOWNLOAD HERE](https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/?q=Health-insurance)**Please note, any change to federal health care policy will take time to unfold. For next year, make sure you’re covered by picking your plan by December 15.We will fight for access to quality, affordable care for freelancers and inform you of how any changes will impact you at every step of the way.At Freelancers Union, we work to find new solutions and better coverage options for freelancers every day. That’s why it is so important for us to stand together – so that we can be sure the next system provides affordable, quality care to the United States’ 55 million independent workers.**[SHOP WITH US](https://www.freelancersunion.org/health/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=native&utm_campaign=oe2017&utm_content=a-step-by-step-guide-to-choosing-the-best-insurance-for-you)**When you buy through Freelancers Union, the entire freelance community benefits – at no additional cost to you. We’ve got your back when it comes to insurance: no markups, no hidden fees, and we’ll even help you get the subsidies for which you qualify.last_img read more

360i Press Release: Lee Maicon Joins Digital Agency 360i as Vice President of Insights & Planning

first_imgNEW YORK, NY — August 10, 2010 — 360i, an award-winning digital marketing agency, has hired Lee Maicon as Vice President of Insights and Planning. In this role, Lee will oversee the 360i Insights and Planning team, which examines human behavior and customer/marketer interaction to define the role of the brand in digital.“The wealth of consumer data online makes the Internet the best real-time focus group marketers have ever had at their fingertips,” said Sarah Hofstetter, SVP of Emerging Media & Brand Strategy at 360i. “Our Insights and Planning team has been ahead of the curve in developing actionable insights that help brands find a unique currency and value in people’s lives. As digital agency partners for leading brands, we’re helping our clients develop a more powerful role for their brands in digital — Lee will help us expand our efforts to create compelling consumer experiences that resonate and deliver brand impact.”Maicon joins 360i with extensive experience in account planning and brand strategy at a number of creative agencies, including Berlin Cameron and StrawberryFrog where he worked with Coca-Cola, Heineken, P&G, Microsoft and Calvin Klein. Prior to 360i, Maicon was Head of Strategy at Wing, the multicultural division of WPP’s Grey Group, where he infused digital and social understanding into work for brands like Pantene and Goya Foods.“The rapid evolution of technology and adoption of digital media has made it more challenging for brands to keep pace with changes in consumer behavior and how people actually live,” said Maicon. “Brilliant brands engage with people in meaningful and emotional ways, which 360i facilitates by turning real-time information into real life insight. I’ve always been impressed by the agency’s tradition of using technology to uncover human digital behavior, and look forward applying this approach to make brands who work with us a successful and valuable part of people’s everyday lives.”Founded over a decade ago, 360i has emerged as one of the foremost agencies that use innovation in digital technology to help brands measurably connect with consumers in both rational and emotional ways. 360i helps its clients think differently about their online presence and evolve their strategies to take advantage of the new world of marketing communications — one where brands and consumers engage in interactive and multi-directional conversations. Current clients include Kraft Foods, JCPenney, Coca-Cola, NBC Universal and H&R Block, among others.last_img read more

360i Press Release: 360i Named Agency of the Year

first_imgNEW YORK — December 5, 2012 — 360i received Agency of the Year and Best Agency for Social Media honors at last night’s 2012 iMedia Awards. The digital agency bested fierce competition of over 200 companies spanning all categories.The Agency of the Year distinction was given to 360i due to its unrivaled capacity to navigate change and use of data-driven insights into consumer behavior to power all of its programs. According to iMedia, “We talk a lot about what it means to understand digital, but what often goes overlooked in that conversation is the fact that digital is always changing. What sets 360i apart from the pack is that the agency doesn’t just understand that digital is in a constant state of change, it embraces that change.”iMedia specifically cited 360i’s work on the experiential and socially-driven campaign, “The Great American Bacon Barter” — calling out how the agency was effective in shifting “the focus of an existing online conversation about bacon to the Oscar Mayer brand.” It also highlighted Oreo’s “Celebrate the Kid Inside” effort, recognizing 360i’s success in putting a brand “at the center of a social movement.”Click here to view the entire list of agencies honored at the 2012 iMedia Awards.last_img read more

WTFinance: What is Interest?!

first_imgLarge purchases don’t come cheap. A TV, speakers and the miles of cables and cords you need to hook everything up can run you a decent amount of money — but if you use your credit card to pay for them, they can end up costing you even more than you bargained for in the long run. High interest rates are a challenge most of us face, but one you can overcome with a little knowhow.What is revolving credit card debt?When you use your credit card, you’re borrowing money from the bank with the understanding that you will pay it back in a timely manner. If you purchase an item for $100 on your card with a 10% interest rate, failing to pay off your balance on time means you owe that $100 plus the 10%. At the end of the day, that item really cost you $110.If you carry balances from month to month, that debt can really stack up and eat away at your carefully planned budget. It can be a tricky subject to grasp, but if you’re having difficulties rest assured you’re not alone. Thankfully, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. There are two ways to approach paying off your debt: the snowball method and the avalanche method. What is the avalanche method?We all have that one debt that seems insurmountable. Whether you’re paying off student loans, a vehicle or a home, high interest rates can make debt feel like a permanent part of your budget. If tackling a big challenge head-on is your style, the avalanche method may work for you.With this method, you identify the debt with the highest interest rate and put all of your allocated funds toward paying it off as soon as possible. This is the debt that is costing you more and more as time goes on, and it may take quite some time to fully pay it off — but once that debt is off your plate, you suddenly have a lot more money to work with. You can then disperse those funds as you see fit to pay off your smaller debts.What is the snowball method?The avalanche method is most likely the method that will cost you less interest in the long run. That said, the snowball method is considered a great choice for those who need help staying motivated.With this method, you start by repaying your smallest amount of debt first. Once that’s taken care of, you can apply that freed up money toward the next largest debt, and so on. This is a great way to pay off your debt if you thrive on short-term accomplishments. It feels great to pay off one source of debt in its entirety, and those positive feelings can spur you to take on the next challenge.What else should I know about interest?Debt is nobody’s favorite topic, but it can be therapeutic to talk about. Mint’s very own Ashwin Khurana hit the streets of Indianapolis, IN, to ask people about their relationship with their credit cards. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) RelatedHow to Save by Making Minor TweaksOctober 10, 2019In “Saving”Suffering from Holiday Debt Hangover? This Might Be What You NeedJanuary 9, 2019In “Credit Info”What You Need To Know About Student Credit CardsAugust 14, 2018In “Credit Info” center_img Post navigationlast_img read more

10 Things That We Shouldn’t Let Other People Do to Us

first_imgThe only one who can truly manage what’s happening in your life should be you and not someone else. Until we are adults, we depend on our families to help and support us, but once we reach adulthood, it’s important to make our own decisions. We can learn how to reduce the negative influence of those who do not wish us well and even protect ourselves from it by not allowing people’s thoughts and opinions invade our hearts and minds.We think that you should feel in control of your life. Only you can decide what you should take with you and what you should leave behind today. Never let people:10. Drag you into senseless debatesDon’t waste your time trying to prove anything to a person that has already made up their mind and accepts only their own truth. Yes, there are people that try to understand you but they can’t. But there are also people who don’t want to understand. Is it worth wasting your time and effort?We can say the same thing about people that just misunderstand you and don’t get you. The thing is, it’s not your problem. So leave it as it is. A series of won arguments is not a reason to be proud. The moments when you manage to keep silent and let the situation go are much more important.9. Make you feel ashamed about your pastThere are people that are always ready to remind you of your mistakes and past failures. But your past belongs to you and everything that happened is part of your life experience and you should never let anyone make you feel ashamed. No matter what your past holds, remember that no one can change it.You open your heart up to a person, and they use it to drive you into a corner and assert themselves. Such people are harmful to our happiness. Everyone has their own secrets and past history. Don’t be afraid of being judged.8. Deceive youThe more you try not to notice someone’s lies, the faster they will replace your reality. If you catch someone lying, don’t keep silent. Your patience will only make things worse and will allow the liar to feel that their deception is working. And that’s when people start lying constantly.Don’t tolerate lies over and over again and don’t allow yourself to be manipulated by others.7. Convince you that changes are badThere are people who are afraid of changes. They don’t want to move on and get acquainted with anything new. So you should stay true to your opinion and try not to let others influence you. All in all, those people are controlled by uncertainty and fear.Changes in life often have lots of advantages. We need them to feel alive and to move forward. And it’s sometimes the most difficult experiences that bring us to where we need and want to be.6. Abandon your favorite hobbiesWhen you do something that is really important to you, you feel happy. If your hobby makes you smile and makes your happy, then you’re definitely heading in the right direction. Don’t let others stand between you and your happiness. If someone doesn’t share the same enthusiasm, it’s their problem and most definitely not something you should be concerned about.Your ideas and thoughts belong to you. Keep going, develop your skills to reach your goals, and make all of your dreams come true.5. Convince you that you need moreIt’s very important to be grateful for what you have. If you demand impossible things of yourself and let people do the same, you let yourself down. Appreciate what you have. That’s where your happiness begins.A constant desire for more is not usually a reason people like to give more. If you don’t complain and coerce as much, people would be more willing to give you more than if you were to constantly ask for more.4. Convince you to take risksIt’s impossible to achieve anything without spending time and effort. Yes, there are people that manage to reach their goals easily. But those are exceptions to the rule. People have different approaches to different situations and act how they want to and how they see fit. Someone’s actions may not be how you would like to act and that’s perfectly normal.Believing in yourself and your future is the beginning of your road to success.3. Talk you out of putting in more effortSometimes when a goal is almost achieved, we come across certain difficulties that upset us. Caring people understand that this is when you need their support the most and they try to cheer you up, or even help you. But there are also those who can make you doubt yourself.Be persistent. When we struggle through tough times, we become stronger. We should keep our ideas in mind and follow them. When you achieve your goals, you understand how precious this experience is. Don’t let the opinions of others influence your future. Remember that starting out is the most difficult part, but that’s how great and important things come to be.2. Keep you from chasing your dreamsAs we’ve already said, valuable things don’t come that easy. The path to success is often paved with lots of challenges such as criticism, disapproval, and bad reviews. And it can defeat us. Especially when our friends and relatives don’t believe in us.In the beginning, everyone faces criticism and other difficulties. But such challenges make us stronger. If you really know what you want, follow your dream no matter what happens.1. Choose your friendsSuch situations happen when bad people try to affect your relationship with good people. Don’t let such people estrange you from those who appreciate your friendship. Be with those whose presence adds color and richness to your life.Leave all malevolent people behind and don’t regret it. This is necessary because that’s the way people who wish you happiness stay with you.Sourcelast_img read more

Facebook Now Allows Profile Pages to Become Business Pages

first_img . delete all other content from the personal profile page, including all wall posts and other photos is a critical component for increasing the reach of your content and calls-to-action. Do you think Facebook’s new migration tool will increase the number of Business Pages? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Facebook recently launched a Topics: Marketing Takeaway Facebook Business Pages are public pages and have distinct marketing benefits over Profile Pages. As a business looking to increase traffic and leads from social media marketing, you should that will now allow them to convert a personal Facebook Profile page into a Facebook Business Page. The new Engagement on Facebook new tool for business ownerscenter_img transfers the photo from the profile page and converts all friends of that personal profile into people who like the new Business Page. However, this migration will create a Facebook Business Page Businesses on Facebook need to have a Facebook Page. For the past couple of years, many business owners have struggled with using a profile or a business page. Many businesses start marketing on Facebook with a personal profile until they understand its limitations. Then, they have difficulty scraping their personal profile and starting from scratch to You need to think about the content that appeals to your prospects and customers. Share your blogs posts on your Facebook Page as well as articles from other quality industry sources. Begin to think about Facebook News Feed optimization. Attracting likes to your page is only the first step. The more a person interacts with your content, the higher the likelihood that your Page updates will appear in their Facebook News Feed. Other rules from the migration include page brands and interests. Profiles with fewer than 100 friends will be able to rename their new business page. However, profiles with more than 100 friends will have to use their profile name as the name of their business page. Additionally, converted pages will not appear in the interest sections of users who were previously friends with the profile. Profile friends will not be notified that their friendship has been turned into a Like. or migrate your existing profile into a Business Page. But simply having a page isn’t enough. Profile to Business Page Migration Tool Originally published Mar 31, 2011 3:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 create a Facebook Business Page Facebook Business Pages .last_img read more

5 Foolproof Ways to Generate Leads From Facebook

first_img Topics: networks, too. . We think that deserves a Facebook thumbs up in and of itself! . And the leads numbers only increase as fan size increases. Every new fan or “Like” you get increases your chances of spreading your content to more and more potential customers who could become leads. Make it easy for people to become a Facebook fan by adding ‘follow me’ buttons and links to your website pages. Consider recent HubSpot study their One problem with all of the above steps is that a Facebook user will ultimately have to leave Facebook and complete a conversion form on your website in order to become a lead. What if you could eliminate that middle step altogether and offer conversion opportunities from within Facebook without even making your fans leave? You’d probably increase your chances for conversion. For customers, HubSpot recently launched a While Facebook no longer allows you to add CTA buttons (or anything else, for that matter) to the sidebar of your Page’s main profile, it’s . The app enables users to easily convert new Likes of your Page into leads by presenting new visitors with a conversion form for an offer immediately after they click “Like.” For HubSpot’s own use of the app, the conversion numbers speak for themselves. , we found that the number of fans a company’s Facebook Page has correlates with the number of leads generated: Check out this guide for some simple how-to on setting up new tabs with iFrames h as an ebook or a webinar. Links to blog content can be Add the Facebook Like plugin within them using iFrames. Point these CTAs to your landing pages for downloadable content or other offers to start generating leads! ( What other tactics can you employ to generate more leads from Facebook? Tips for Generating Leads From Facebook still possible to add custom tabs with CTAs 2. Include call-to-action (CTA) buttons and text. lead generation holding a contest If you’re a B2B company with a Facebook presence but aren’t taking advantage of its potential for lead generation, here are five foolproof ways to start milking it for more of its worth. “Leads from Facebook?” you say? Darn right! The value of a business Facebook presence isn’t just limited to the opportunity to interact and engage with prospects, fans, and customers. In fact, Facebook can also be a valuable tool forcenter_img and ‘share on Facebook’ button to every piece of content you produce it to give it an extra boost of reach. First thing’s first: Are you at least giving your Facebook fans the opportunity to convert into leads? The simplest way to remedy this is to take the same content you’re using to gener Lead Generation 5. Make it difficult NOT to convert. direct links to landing pages are, but blog posts can help initiate lead generation, too. . Add the Facebook Like plugin & share buttons to content. In addition to sharing links to your content on the wall of your own Facebook Page, make it easy for others who are consuming your content to do the same and share it on their walls and with shared as well, but be sure each blog post you share also has a cal ate leads on your website and share links to that content on your Facebook Page’s wall. This works particularly well if the link directs people to a landing page with a lead generation form for downloadable content suc l-to-action to landing page with a conversion form so visitors can ultimately convert. Blog content isn’t as streamlined for lead generation as Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack 4 Businesses with 501 to 1,000 Facebook fans generated 4 times more leads than those with 1 to 25 fans HubSpot Welcome application for Facebook 3. Expand your reach. 1. Share links to content on your Page’s wall. Originally published Jun 17, 2011 8:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 .) or using other tactics to generate more Likes. Just like with any lead generation strategy for social media, reach is important. On Twitter, the more followers you have, the more people will see your content. The same holds true for Facebook. In alast_img read more