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A 22-year-old man will serve a 25-year prison term for shooting a USC student in the chest at a party in September 2011, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.Tyson Tyree Smith was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to one count of attempted murder and admitting to using a firearm.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg dismissed a second attempted murder charge and two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, according to the statement.Officials said the shooting took place at about 1 a.m. on the first story of a two-floor apartment on the 1200 block of West 37th Place. The shooting occurred on Sept. 4, 2011. Smith has stayed in custody since he was charged Sept. 15, 2011.Smith fired one round and hit two students, both of whom survived. The bullet first hit a female student in the hand before hitting a male student in the chest.
EXCLUSIVE: The future of one of Donegal’s best-known hotels is safe after it was purchased by a local businessman.Jackson’s Hotel, which is currently being run by a receiver, has been bought by popular local businessman Tommy Gallen.Mr Gallen, who already owns the popular Villa Rose Hotel and Spa in the Twin Towns, completed the deal yesterday. Up until January, 2015, Jackson’s was owned and operated by another popular local couple, Barry and Margaret Jackson.The hotel, which was opened in 1945, has been operating successfully under the receiver appointed by Bank of Ireland.But the purchase of the hotel by Mr Gallen has now secured its future in local hands.Locals in the Twin Towns are delighted with the news as Mr Gallen is a hugely-respected businessman who is involved in the running of the Villa Rose. Mr Gallen could not be reached for a comment at this time.Future of Jackson’s Hotel safe after local businessman buys it was last modified: October 13th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
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Houston Rockets’ James Harden reacts after being fouled while shooting during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Friday, March 15, 2019, in Houston. The Rockets won 108-102. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — After the Houston Rockets fought until the end to get a win against the last-place Phoenix Suns on Friday night, coach Mike D’Antoni criticized his team’s attention to detail with the postseason approaching.“It’s been about five games now where our focus is not where it should be,” he said. “And we need to start getting (focused) in so that one, we can finish well to give us a better chance in the playoffs. And then once the playoffs come, you can’t just … turn the switch on. … Right now, we’re not razor sharp.”ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Booker missed a 3 and Harden made two more free throws to secure the victory.Booker had 29 points for the Suns, who lost their second in a row.“We couldn’t really close the game,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “We lost the game in the last couple of minutes and the last couple of possessions.”Eric Gordon added 19 points and House tied a season high with 18 for the Rockets on a night Chris Paul sat out to rest.The Suns led by 2 to start the fourth and had a 3-point lead with about nine minutes left when Gordon made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to put Houston up 92-89. Gordon had missed six of seven 3-point attempts before making those shots.Phoenix made the next four points, with a 3 from Josh Jackson, to regain the lead before a 3 by Harden put Houston up 95-93 midway through the quarter.The game was tied at 71 with about five minutes left in the third before Houston used a 5-2 run, capped by a 3 from Harden, to take a 76-73 lead. But Phoenix used a 5-2 spurt after that, highlighted by a soaring dunk from Richaun Holmes, to tie it back up a couple of minutes later.A 7-2 run by the Suns later in the third put them on top 85-82. Kelly Oubre Jr. had a 3-pointer in that stretch and Holmes scored the other four points.Kenneth Faried made one of two free throws after that cut the lead to 2 entering the fourth quarter.TIP-INS Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag They were up by two after two free throws by Harden with about four minutes to go. He hit his head on the court after being knocked down on a hard foul by Deandre Ayton about 90 seconds after that, but got up and made two more free throws.Mikal Bridges missed a 3 for the Suns and Harden added a jumper on the other end to make it 102-96 with about two minutes remaining.But Devin Booker made the next four points to get Phoenix within two points at 102-100 about a minute later.Danuel House padded the lead with a 3-pointer after that, but Booker made a jump shot to cut it to 105-102.A turnover by Harden gave the Suns the ball back. But Josh Jackson missed two free throws with 24.6 seconds left and Harden made one of two free throws with 11.1 seconds remaining to make it 106-102.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Suns: Tyler Johnson sat out with a sore right knee. … Holmes looked to have injured an ankle in a collision with Harden with about 9 1/2 minutes left and didn’t return. … Oubre had 22 points. … Ayton had 17 points and 14 rebounds.Rockets: The Rockets had 11 3-pointers to give them at least 10 in 42 straight games, which is the second-longest streak in NBA history behind their 55-game streak last season. … Harden had six steals and three blocked shots.IN THE HOUSEThe Rockets were impressed by the performance of House, who played his first game since Jan. 14 after spending the last two months in the G-League.“He’s perfect for our system,” Harden said. “He’s very skilled and athletic and can do a variety of things on the basketball court.”UP NEXTSuns: Visit New Orleans on Saturday.Rockets: Host Minnesota on Sunday night. James Harden had 41 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Rockets outlasted the Suns to get a 108-102 victory.The Rockets had trouble putting away the Suns, who have won just 16 games this season, and trailed for much of the night as they struggled from long-range, making just 11 of 40 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’ve just got to be more consistent with demanding stops,” Harden said. “We do it when we need to, but we need to do it throughout the course of a game. Then, that will take our game to another level.”It’s Houston’s franchise-record 10th straight win over the Suns, and the Rockets have won 10 of their last 11 games overall. 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Internet marketing strategy Website Redesign Analyzing Learn how to redesign your website with an internet marketing strategy in mind with Mike Volpe, HubSpot’s VP of Marketing. Topics: Free Webinar: Website Redesign for 2010 Keywords determine your ranking within search engines. Be sure that your keywords correspond with your Download the webinar greatly simplify your marketing program Record All Incoming Links to Your Current Website. It’s very important to examine what assets you currently have and make sure that any incoming links aren’t broken once you make changes to your website. This is very important in order to avoid the dreaded 404 error page for people finding your site through Google and other robots. Define your Strategic Goals. in the New Year, keep in mind that a grab their attention Choose Keywords Carefully . . Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack . Test your content with customers along the way to be sure it is useful, intersting and makes sense. If you’re not blogging, consider adding a blog to your website offering as it could Make Sure You Have Content Creation on the Brain. ? What is memorable enough about your website that you will capture the repeat visitor? just to keep up with Joneses and learn what users currently experience on your site. Try to create a list top three reasons why customers visit your site so you can address those needs with your redesign. attract people to your site and learn how to turn your website into an internet marketing machine. Carefully Consider Your Theme and Your “Look and Feel”. – involves changing and enhancing several components of your website including changing navigation structure, adding new content and functionality, in addition to design modifications. Your visual presence on the web should always accurately reflect your company’s image and personality, as well as be consistent with any print or offline collateral your organization may utilize. If you’re considering redesigning your company’s website in 2010, here’s a quick checklist to make sure you’re on the right track: website redesign project target audience’s informational needs People come to your site for content. So, make sure all of your content is clear, up-to-date, accurate, easy to locate and well-written. Be sure to include more than just your company information – provide articles, blog posts, fresh news links, and other information that will Investigate What Your Current Site Visitors Are Doing. Never jump into a website redesign Your theme and “look and feel” will communicate vibes to visitors. Additionally, remember that your “look and feel” should be consistent throughout all collateral both online and offline. . Document the purpose and quantifiable goals for your redesign. It is essential that you are able to articulate your reasons and goals before you can go any further. photo by in order to get the most out of it. Your company’s website is without a doubt one of its most important assets. Your 2010 website redesign must be done in the context of a greater website redesign vision web traffic data Define Your Target Audience. Before you embark on recreating your Get into their shoes and think like they think. What are their needs? What are their interests? What will Originally published Jan 11, 2010 1:32:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 kharied
Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Apr 7, 2010 10:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 Learn how companies are using inbound marketing techniques to generate higher volume and lower cost leads and customers. Download the Free Webinar Now Email Marketing The following is a guest post from Amy Garland, marketing manager at Blue Sky Factory . Social media is on the minds of marketers everywhere. With its increasing popularity, marketers are thinking, “We need to be on Twitter ! Let’s create a Facebook fan page ! Crank out the viral videos! ” Unfortunately, this often has no strategy behind it , and organizations are flying blind on the social web . While social media isn’t “killing” email like some people seem to think, it is causing email marketing to be ignored. Email marketing is the digital glue that holds the social web together . It’s the currency of all accounts, the only common denominator of all social networking sites. You can’t sign up for an account on a social media site without an email address, and each one has an email component (e.g. you receive Facebook friend and LinkedIn connection requests through email). U nfortunately, many marketers are forgetting about email marketing as a key component to online marketing and new media. So why should you, as a marketer, care about email? I’ll let the following numbers speak for themselves. Email marketing returned $43.62 for every dollar spent on it in 2009, and is expected to return $42.08 for every dollar spent on it in 2010. (Direct Marketing Association) 89% of retailers cited email is the most mentioned successful tactic overall. ( Forrester Research and Shop.org ’s Retailing Online 2009: Marketing Report ) 67% of subscribers say they’ve purchased products offline as a direct result of receiving an email from a retail company. ( Epsilon – 2009 Report ) Th e se are some convincing numbers, but what exactly is it about email marketing that provides such a high ROI and positive response from subscribers? It’s permission-based. Well, it should be permission-based. ( On a recent webinar , I heard Mike Volpe , vice president of marketing for HubSpot , say email marketing is like the phone; it can be used for good or evil. This statement is s ad, but often true.) If you grow your list organically and subscribers have given you explicit consent to communicate with them via email , then you have an audience that is asking for information from you . (Sounds like a little something called inbound marketing, huh?) If your subscribers have asked to receive your emails, then they’re much more likely to open, click -through, and share your emails, ultimately resulting in a higher ROI. It’s subscriber-driven. One of the best things about email marketing is that your subscribers tell you what they want from you, how often the y want it, and in what form (e.g . newsletter, product promotions, or upcoming webinar notifications). This information can be collected at the opt-in, through subscriber preferences, or with a periodic survey sent to your email recipients. By being able to choose how they receive your information, subscriber s are more likely to engage with your emails . Engagement in itself gives feedback with each send. By using your email platform’s reporting tools, you know how your campaign performs by looking at metrics including opens, click-throughs, conversions , and even unsubscribe rates . It’s easy. Yes, folks, email marketing is easy. They key to email marketing is sending timely, targeted, valuable emails to subscribers who have asked for them. It’s not difficult to provide your audience with relevant emails based on their preferences, past purchases, activity, etc. Segmenting your database and taking a few extra steps to do this will drive more subscriber engagement and more purchases. Now don’t get the wrong idea here. I’m not saying you should solely focus on email and ignore social media. These two channels can and should be used together, not only with tools like Share with Your Network (SWYN), but also by repurposing the content, cross-promoting the channels, and cross-pollinating your audience. More on this in a future blog post, but for now, I’ll leave the email and social media topic with these statistics: 75% of daily social media users said email is the best way for companies to communicate with them, compared to 65% of all email users. ( MarketingSherpa – 2010) 49% of Twitter users said they made an online purchase because of an email, compared to 33% of all email users. ( MarketingSherpa – 2010) Email and social media are like peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, milk and cookies , the list goes on. They are simply better together . Take a step back and think about your online marketing strategy and campaigns. Are you using email marketing to its full potential? If not, how can you better use this channel to engage your audience? Amy Garland is the marketing manager at Blue Sky Factory , a Baltimore-based email service provider. Follow Amy on Twitter: @amygarland . On-Demand Webinar: The State of Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Topics:
Originally published Sep 13, 2011 3:01:00 PM, updated July 28 2017 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Whoever said business content had to be limited to text? Creative content can be fun and effective, and it can take the form of more than just text-based blog articles and ebooks. And there are so many possibilities! Infographics, cartoons, and slideshows can all be great content options. But perhaps one of the most fun and engaging forms of content you can create is video!Download 195+ visual marketing design templates to use for social media posts, infographics, and more. Video can give marketers a chance to appeal to more visually oriented prospects and customers, and it can also give you a chance to give them a peek into your unique company culture. And did we mention how fun it is? If you’re still not convinced of the power of video, check out some of our own top inbound marketing videos for inspiration … and perhaps a chuckle or two.1. You Oughta Know Inbound MarketingSynopsis: Popular music video about a frustrated outbound marketer who sings her heart out about the horrible life of outbound marketing. Original lyrics sung to Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know.” 2. Link LoveSynopsis: HubSpot’s Rebecca Corliss longs for the inbound links of colleague Rick Burnes, who refuses to link to her website in an emotional love story that comes full circle. 3. “Inbound Marketing” The Movie [Trailer]Synopsis: Anna Darling, a struggling marketer on a mission to bring inbound marketing to Outbound Enterprises, refuses to adhere to her company’s dated and ineffective marketing methods. As she suffers the wrath of her boss and colleagues, her best friend offers encouragement and an office romance fuels her fire.4. Foursquare Cops – Episode 1Synopsis: The first episode in the comedy web series, Foursquare Cops.5. The Adventures of Captain Inbound – Episode 1Synopsis: Greta Get Found, Chris Covert, Annie Analyze, and Captain Inbound work together to defeat the Sultan of Spam in the first episode of the Captain Inbound web series!6. Inbound Marketing RapSynopsis: Inbound marketing music video featuring the SEO Rapper.7. The Marketing Office (Twitter Spoof)Synopsis: HubSpot hasn’t always been fluent in the language of Twitter. It took intensive training sessions led by HubSpot’s social media frontiersman and CMO, Michael Scott … er, Volpe.8. Baby Got LeadsSynopsis: Music video about rapping marketer, Sir Convert-A-Lot and his obsession with lead conversion and inbound marketing. Original lyrics sung to Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”9. Dude, Cold Calling Is for LosersSynopsis: Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing talk about how cold calls and telemarketing don’t work.10. Don’t Let Unicorns Fool YouSynopsis: Vulgar unicorns, who live in a fantasy world, share misleading marketing fantasies in this animated video. Which video did you enjoy the most? Are you incorporating creative content such as video into your marketing efforts? Topics: Video Marketing
You’ve all heard the horror stories of people being banned from Google search. Suddenly, your organic traffic plummets overnight — and so does that pit in your stomach. You know you’ve maybe toed the line on what some might consider spam … but is that really enough for Google to purposefully demote your site from its “hard-earned” rankings?Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is — and that’s exactly what happened to Rap Genius, a startup lyrics site, a month ago.In the name of trying to grow their business fast, the folks at Rap Genius created a bogus affiliate program that would promote any blog post with a link back to Rap Genius lyrics in the post. The problem here? Check out that bold text. Any blog post — regardless of whether it was relevant or not — would get promoted by the startup. Yeah, it’s pretty sketchy to me. And apparently, it was sketchy to Google, too. The search engine giant demoted Rap Genius significantly in rankings, and the startup’s been battling to be reinstated ever since. If you want the full scoop, check out this fantastic feature story on TechCrunch. It’s a long, but fascinating story of one largely funded startup’s battle with the Goliath of search engine rankings … all while coming clean about its own black-hat tricks to its community. As a bonus, throughout the whole story, you’ll get some advice for your own marketing.But I won’t spoil the whole piece. 🙂 Go on and check it out for yourself — it could save you from being blacklisted by Google down the road. How do you think Google handled Rap Genius’ scam? And how do you think Rap Genius handled the crisis on its own? Share your opinion with us in the comments! Topics: Originally published Jan 7, 2014 11:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Technical SEO