June 23, 2021
  • 5:29 am Gatland praises battle-hardened Wales
  • 5:29 am Connacht’s Keith Matthews to win 100th cap
  • 5:26 am Stuart Lancaster: An honest man who failed on the biggest stage
  • 5:26 am A week in the life of a Sale Sharks academy player, Part Three
  • 5:25 am Round Two: Six Nations Team of the Week

first_imgST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — One mistake. That’s all it took to spoil an otherwise dazzling major-league starting debut from A’s right-hander Tanner Anderson on Monday night.Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe picked on Anderson’s sinker that didn’t sink, slamming a one-out, two-run homer in the sixth inning, jump-starting Tampa Bay’s 6-2 victory at Tropicana Field.The A’s avoided their third shutout of the season on Stephen Piscotty’s one-out RBI double in the ninth, followed by Robbie Grossman’s …last_img

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first_imgPerfect for the little money i paid for it arrived in good time. Beautiful head band fits nice and looks the part. Really pretty and great value for money would recommend. Here are the specifications for the SWT Infants Toddlers Baby Girls Lace Headband wiht Flower:Enter your model number to make sure this fits.Hand-made with meticulous careIt is gorgeous, fashionable and adorable. Imagine your lovely kid wearing this lovely headbandGreat for kids of 0~5 yrsFlower diameter: approx. 9cm/3.54″; headband width: approx. 4cm/1.57″; headband circumference: approx. 38-45cm/14.9″-17.7″ (the headband is stretchy)Colour: White Looks beautiful on my grand daughter ?. Looks beautiful on my grand daughter ?. Reviews from purchasers :Just as advertised Slightly better.Reallly soft and nice. The flower is flatLooks exactly like the photo Just as advertised slightly better. . The band is wider than i anticipated and the rose – i bought the white one – doesn’t look flat. I’m looking forward to my little girl wearing this for her christening this october. Will definitely look fabulous. Item is nice but took so long before it arrived. Item is nice but took so long before it arrived. Almost 3 weeks, i couldn’t use it for my daughters birthday as it arrived afterwards. Very pretty and delicate, fits perfectly, great value for money. Beautiful headband thankyou. This is wonderful good quality. Grate for the money and actually looks really cute very pleased ?. Completely met my expectations. Perfect for the little money i paid for it arrived in good time. Cute but did some off easily. Baby tugged at it and rubbed her head. . But that is what babies do. Beautiful headband thankyou. Very pretty and delicate, fits perfectly, great value for money. Adorable and love the glitter on the edges of some of the petals, very cute design and no denting in the head. Beautiful band,so cheap,but is anything but. Just as advertised slightly better. . The band is wider than i anticipated and the rose – i bought the white one – doesn’t look flat. I’m looking forward to my little girl wearing this for her christening this october. Will definitely look fabulous. The flower is flat, exactly the one in the picture. Very comfortable for little girls. Looked awesome on my daughter. What else we can expect in this price. Cute but did some off easily. Baby tugged at it and rubbed her head. . But that is what babies do. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-14 14:01:23Reviewed Item SWT Infants Toddlers Baby Girls Lace Headband wiht Flower for Age 0~5 — WhiteRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  51  reviewsPrice£0.80last_img read more

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first_imgQuick – you have 140 characters to say something witty, include a link and disclose the fact that the company you’re tweeting about happened to give you a free sample of the product so you could give it a whirl. What do you do?The Word of Mouth Marketing Association says you should use #samp, one of three new hashtags it has adopted specifically for this purpose, which tells everyone you received a sample of what you’re tweeting about.The WOMMA released a set of guidelines this month in response to last months Federal Trade Commission adoption of a guide on endorsements and testimonials in advertising. According to WOMMA’s Social Media Marketing Disclosure Guide (.pdf), the FTC requires a disclosure of all “material connections”. It defines these connections as any connection that could “affect the credibility consumers give to that blogger’s statements.” The three hashtags that WOMMA is proposing are #spon for sponsored tweets, #paid for paid tweets and #samp for when the blogger received a sample. Depending on how you approach this, you can either use it as an AdBlock opportunity and make sure none of these sorts of tweets get through to you, you can go out and seek them, or you just be aware of what you’re clicking on and why it was suggested.We’re not sure we’d necessarily recommend filtering out these tweets, though. A quick search for #spon on Twitter revealed some great links. Remember, these are not necessarily just terrible ads, like you might be force fed on some website, they’re just tweets where the tweeter is disclosing the full background. As more and more people are getting paid to tweet, we hope these tags will make that more clear.With companies like McDonalds, Michelin, Dell and Porter Novelli using WOMMA guidelines, we’re willing to bet you’re about to start seeing these tags more and more. Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img Tags:#advertising#Blogging#NYT#twitter#web mike melanson A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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first_imgBenefits of lowering temperatures are numerousThe combination of heat-absorbing surfaces, lack of vegetation, and lots of people can make cities much warmer than the surrounding countryside. On average, the report says, urban areas are 7 F° hotter than adjacent rural areas, and the difference can be as high as 20 F°.“People in cities subject to excess urban heat and extreme heat waves experience a decreased quality of life,” the authors said. “They are less likely to take advantage of outdoor amenities, exercise or interact outdoors. Residents are more likely to suffer from health problems. Energy utility customers may experience higher bills. City priorities compete for thee use of limited resources. Overall, a city is less pleasant when it is excessively hot.”As a result, cities that have taken steps to reduce heat island effect see a number of benefits, the report said, including lower energy bills for air conditioned buildings and more buildings that are comfortable even without air conditioning. Reflective roofs don’t expand and contract as much as roofs that absorb a lot of heat energy from the sun, so they tend to last longer. Fewer people get sick or die during heat waves when temperatures are lower.Light-colored, reflective pavement may be 50 to 70 F° cooler than conventional asphalt pavement, the report says, while being both more durable and better for water quality. Reducing the temperature of roofs also has a positive effect, and “cool roof” strategies may be no more expensive than installing a dark roof.“Because disadvantaged neighborhoods are often the most vulnerable to heat, addressing a city’s UHI can help promote social and environmental equity,” the report said. The dark, heat-absorbing and impermeable surfaces common to big cities cause a variety of health and environmental problems, including elevated temperatures, lower air quality, and difficulty in managing storm water runoff. The heat island effect, as this phenomenon is called, is part of urban living, but a study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) finds that some American cities are rolling out a variety of tactics to fight it.Researchers sent questionnaires to 26 cities, ranging in size from 3-million-plus Los Angeles and New York to those with less than 1 million in population — places like Austin, Charlotte, and St. Louis. The cities represented Climate Zones 2 through 5.Motivated by climate change and the need to improve both energy conservation and public health, each city had at least one heat-mitigating strategy even if none of them had formal plans specifically aimed at the problem, the report, Cool Policies for Cool Cities, said.Most cities had at least one voluntary program affecting private construction, while three-quarters of them had at least one mandatory policy plus a number of broad goals. Building codes requiring cool or green roofs were the most common mandatory policy. Increasing the size of a city’s tree canopy was the most common goal that researchers found.A chart lists initiatives by city, and indicates whether they are mandatory, voluntary, or simply goals. The report also includes case studies highlighting specific steps that city officials took.last_img read more

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first_imgA day after the February 26 Balakot air strike, as Indian and Pakistani fighter jets were engaged in combat over the Naushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir, news filtered in of an Mi-17 crashing in Budgam. Six IAF personnel on board and a civilian were killed; among them was sergeant Vikrant Sherawat. With preliminary probe findings suggesting that the helicopter was shot down by India’s own ground-based air defence systems, Vikrant’s family feels cheated over being kept in the dark all these months — the IAF officers who brought his remains home had alluded to a “technical fault”.‘Facts hidden from us’At their house in Bhadani village here, Vikrant’s father Sri Krishan, 62, lies on a wooden bed, anguish writ large on the farmer’s face. “We had the right to know the circumstances in which he died. We don’t understand the politics. But it could be because of the elections that the facts were hidden from us. The way the Pulwama attack was politicised to seek electoral mileage, it seems the matter [friendly fire] was hushed up to avoid embarrassment to the government in election season,” says Mr. Krishna.Vikrant’s widow Suman says that a week after the incident, she had stumbled upon an article in a Hindi daily suggesting that the chopper was possibly hit by friendly fire. Kanta Devi, the late sergeant’s mother, says that a couple of his Air Force friends from neighbouring villages had also hinted at it, but advised her to keep mum in view of the political situation.Court of Inquiry The Court of Inquiry probing the incident is expected to submit its report in the next couple of weeks but until a definitive official version is shared with them, all Vikrant’s family has is information through the media.“News reports suggest the senior-most officer among those guilty is being transferred as punishment. I demand that all officers responsible for it be given strict punishment,” said Ms. Devi.last_img read more

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