Cat and dog marketing: Don’t do it!

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Bo McDonaldQuick! Think fast—what is the first word that comes to mind when you see the following?Yes—Black—Hot—Salt—Cat—For 99.9% of you, your answers were No, White, Cold, Pepper, and Dog. What else could you choose?That’s the problem…associations such as our cat and your dog are often how credit union marketing (and, really, marketing in general) goes today. We take the most obvious angle for one of two reasons: It’s either safe or it’s easy. Or it is both. There’s really nothing wrong with either path; they’re just obvious, common and predictable.We can do cat & dog marketing in our sleep. It doesn’t cost much and it feels safe but it won’t make any waves.We need auto loans. So we whip out the stock photo of the lady with the pretty smile, dangling a set of keys out of a car window and we wait. continue reading »last_img

Security Palaver: Villa’s Jack Grealish acquires £25,000 guard dog

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The England star was said to have been left ‘shaken’ after being punched in the face when two males wearing balaclavas broke into the back of his north London property. His brother Harry Hickford was also involved in the scuffle. The thieves evaded a security guard at the property who stays there at night but was ‘not aware’ of the intrusion. Police are continuing to hunt for the intruders but as yet have not made any arrests. Writing on Twitter after Sportsmail revealed the incident, Alli said: ‘Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.’ The Spurs star’s team-mate, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, spent £15,000 on his own guard dog just weeks before the robbery took place. Read AlsoDele Alli robbed by masked knife-wielding raiders in his £2m home Lloris made the investment to protect his wife Marine and their three children from similar incidents while he is away from home playing for Spurs. A fan once asked after reading about robbery attacks on players; Is it that these idiots don’t recognise these players? Of course he ought to know like psychologists will say Criminals are just what they are, criminals. They sold their souls to crime and do not even respect or recognise those who entertain them while chasing their hearts desire. Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has beefed-up security at his home by spending £25,000 on a new guard dog, just a week after Dele Alli was robbed at knifepoint. The Tottenham midfielder was held up along with his brother, their partners and another man at his £2million north London home last week. And according to The Sun, a number of Premier League players are now investing in specially-trained dogs to help ensure they don’t go through a similar ordeal. Grealish has become the latest star to use security firm Chaperone K9 and this week took a delivery of a Belgian Malinois worth £25,000. The 24-year-old reposted an image of his new dog to his Instagram story, adding a heart-eyes emoji. Chaperone K9 have provided dogs to a number of big names, including Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford and former England defender Rio Ferdinand. Alli, who had hundreds of thousands of pounds of jewellery and watches stolen in last week’s raid, has contacted two firms about buying his own dog. The no nonsense security dog acquired by Jack Grealish Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To KnowInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Pretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Veganlast_img read more

Paddy Power prices up all the possibilities in Golden Boot race

first_imgShare Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Harry Kane and Tottenham have gone to extreme lengths to prove the England forward did get a touch for the second goal against Stoke last weekend, and Paddy Power are upping the ante in the Golden Boot betting markets. After Kane remained adamant that the goal was his, the bookmaker are offering odds on the goal making all the difference in the race for the Golden Boot. Currently offering odds of 5/1 that Tottenham’s official appeal results in Kane being retrospectively awarded the goal, with odds of 11/2 that he finishes the season as top scorer.Hot on the heels of Liverpool’s Mo Salah, the goal could see Tottenham’s goal machine pip the Egyptian in the last few games, with Paddy Power pricing Kane at 8/1 to win by just one goal.Salah is still the 1/14 favourite to finish top scorer though, with Sergio Aguero (22/1) an outside contender for a late flurry of goals. Kane looks likely to miss out on the gong for the first time since the 2014/15 campaign, but punters can get odds of 7/2 that the 24-year-old finishes the 2018/19 season as top scorer again.A Spokesman Paddy Power commented: “You have to feel for Christian Eriksen here. Harry Kane is like that annoying guy at work who always tries to take credit for your good efforts.“The replays have shown he definitely didn’t get his head to it, so you’ve got to wonder whether he turned the ball in with that chip on his shoulder.” Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020last_img read more

Tagoe gets car gift after Serbian derby heroics

first_imgGhana striker Prince Tagoe has been handed a car gift because of his two-goal heroics in the Serbian derby.Partizan coach Aleksandar Stanojevic gave the Ghanaian the keys to the black Renault Megan after Wednesday’s game, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.The Ghanaian scored both goals in Wednesday’s fiery encounter against arch-rivals Red Star that gave them the 2-0 win which put him the Serbian folklore.Stanojevic says he promised Tagoe the gift before the game and has promptly fulfilled his vow to the Ghanaian striker.“I told Tagoe I’ll give him the keys of my car as a gift if he scores two goals or more and if we win,” Stanojevic said.“Now I’m left without a car,” Stanojevic said while smiling and handing the highly-prized gift to the Ghanaian. Tagoe and his compatriot and close friend Dominic Adiyiah have been spotted driving around in the car in the Serbian capital on Thursday.Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img

Women’s World Cup 2019: Argentina’s sensational comeback knocks out Scotland

first_imgYou won’t see a more incredible game of football like that for a long, long time.Group D | FINAL1 #ENG — 9 (Q)2 #JPN — 4 (Q)3 #ARG — 24 #SCO — 1 #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/TFMg4u19HH— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 19, 2019Argentina struck the frame of the goal through Mariana Larroquette’s header and, less than two minutes later, Shelley Kerr’s side were in front.Following a slow start to the must-win game, that near-miss sparked Scotland into life and Little had a straightforward finish from five yards after Cuthbert was denied with a powerful shot. Scotland squandered a three-goal lead with 16 minutes to play as they drew 3-3 with Argentina in Paris on Wednesday to see its Women’s World Cup campaign end in heartbreak.Following 2-1 defeats to England and Japan in its first two matches, only victory for Scotland would do in its final Group D outing if it were to claim third place. Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know, how to watch USA vs. Sweden Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings Goals from Kim Little, Jennifer Beattie and Erin Cuthbert put Scotland in complete control, but Argentina hit back through Milagros Menendez’s strike, a Lee Alexander own goal and an added-time penalty from Flor Bonsegundo that was retaken.Scotland had put themselves in pole position to go through prior to the dramatic late twist, but it now finishes bottom of the standings and it is Argentina who could still advance as one of the best third-place finishers, depending on Thursday’s outcome in Groups E and F. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: England beats Japan to finish atop Group D Beattie appeared to give her side some breathing space with a powerful header past Vanina Correa early in the second half and Cuthbert converted into an empty net for goal number three after Leanne Crichton’s attempt was parried onto the woodwork.But Argentina showed immense fighting spirit as substitute Menendez rounded off a quick counter to pull one back and Bonsegundo found a way past Alexander with a long-range shot that hit the bar and went in off the keeper.Then came the late twist as Alexander saved Bonsegundo’s penalty, but it was deemed that she came off her line early and Bonsegundo converted at the second attempt to cap a thrilling finale.last_img read more

Celebrity involvement has diverted attention from college coaches at heart of ‘Varsity Blues’ scandal

first_imgIf the parents involved had been ordinary rich people, then the “Varsity Blues” scandal would be positioned where it belongs: on the sports pages, near the very top of the list of the worst episodes in the history of college sports.Some of those rich people, though, also were famous: movie-star famous, TV-star famous, fashion-world famous, all of the varieties of fame that functioned to push this toward the lead of the network news and the cover of People magazine. This was doubly a shame. Because at the core of everything that happened, beyond the scheming admissions counselor and the megalomaniacal parents, there are the coaches who agreed to sell out their sports for money.MORE: Poll reveals most fans don’t think college football will happen this yearUnless you’re talking about Dave Bliss, there never has been a worse scandal in college sports. Because the sports involved are not football or men’s basketball, however, the coaches at the heart of this outrage are not receiving the contempt they’ve earned.(A mighty huge asterisk is warranted here: *Because Jerry Sandusky no longer was a Penn State coach when he was arrested and convicted, we’re not considering that horror for the purpose of this discussion.) The young men who denigrated the sport of college basketball in the 1950s point-shaving scandal at least had the excuse they weren’t paid for their athletic endeavors and perhaps had legitimate financial needs. The four college basketball coaches caught up in the 2017 FBI sting could rationalize they were taking money from a clueless mark who thought he’d invented a new way to build a sports agency. (The guy was an undercover FBI agent, and all four wound up with felony convictions).Jorge Salcedo, who pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering, had the best job in men’s college soccer. When the scandal broke in March 2019, he was in his 15th season as head coach at UCLA, the four-time national champions, the school that produced Brad Friedel, Carlos Bocanegra, Benny Feilhaber, Paul Caliguiri and Joe-Max Moore, the campus so beautiful it might have borrowed the blueprints from Eden.Salcedo was being paid a base salary of $227,000, and yet still he admitted to accepting $200,000 to facilitate the admission of two students to UCLA as soccer recruits. One was a young woman for whom an artificial soccer bio was created; another was a young man who did not play the sport.One of the underrated advantages of being a highly competitive athlete is the opportunity to receive preferred admissions from colleges that want to field winning teams in the sports they sponsor. Rick Singer, who operated a college counseling business, was aware of this. At some point, he decided to exploit this circumstance by bribing coaches to use their influence to secure special admissions on young people who either weren’t legitimate prospects as college athletes or weren’t athletes at all.The key to this scheme: coaches who were willing to take money to violate the most sacred tenets of their sports. One would hope such miscreants would be in short supply, particularly in an era of college athletics when money was not. At the high-major level, head coaches now are well-compensated, and not just those earning multimillion-dollar salaries in football and basketball.  Alas, Singer found willing participants at many elite universities.The former tennis coach at Georgetown, Gordon Ernst, was charged with accepting $2.7 million from Singer over a period of years. Ernst pleaded not guilty. Rudy Meredith was women’s soccer coach at Yale and allegedly received nearly $1 million in exchange for recommending admission for students with fabricated athletic credentials; he pleaded guilty in March 2019. There was a women’s soccer coach at Southern California, Ali Khosroshahin, and a tennis coach at Texas, Michael Center. They took plea deals.The public, largely, did not know any of these names before. And they’re still not known, because Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are. They were two of the many parents charged with involvement in the scheme. Huffman, one of the most honored television actors of the past two decades, was sentenced to 14 days in jail and served 11. Loughlin, a sitcom star married to fashion designer Mossimo Gianulli, agreed in May to serve a two-month sentence. Gianulli agreed to a five-month term.Those who follow college sports likely have heard of at least one of the Division I assistant coaches who pleaded guilty after the FBI investigation into the basketball talent game: Chuck Person or Book Richardson or Tony Bland or Lamont Evans. In general, they took less money than the “Varsity Blues” coaches in exchange for dubious promises to guide athletes to agent or money managers that mostly were unfulfilled.Plenty of incidents described in the Varsity Blues charges actually happened: Students were granted admission to many prestigious schools ahead of more deserving students — and certainly more deserving athletes. The victims included the schools themselves, those young people denied admission to their preferred universities and, more than anything, the institution of intercollegiate athletics. So many millions of young people have benefited from participating in soccer, tennis or swimming at the Division I level. The coaches willing to sell the integrity of that experience deserve far more scorn than they have received as a result of this scandal.They were able to execute these schemes because their sports did not enjoy high profiles, and that has helped them to remain obscure.In the colloquial sense of the word, that is a crime.last_img read more

GLSC Board to study legislative review’s complete report

first_imgLand management harmonizationThe Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) Board of Directors will soon study a report on land management in Guyana, following a review by three Guyanese law students from the Hugh Wooding Law School.The preliminary report of the review, conducted by law students Glendon Greenidge, Joshua Benn and Erica Capell, detailed examination of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission Act, the Guyana Forestry Commission Act, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission Act, the Amerindian Act and the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary Agricultural Development Authority Act.From left: Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission, Trevor Benn; law students Glendon Greenidge, Joshua Benn, and Erica Capell, and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon at the Ministry of the PresidencyThe review also addressed land leases and it recommended the amendment of laws to reflect the kind of inter-agency harmony that is supposed to exist.The preliminary report was on Monday handed over to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon by Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of GLSC, Trevor Benn at the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP).Benn explained that the students were asked to review the laws and to make recommendations to address the gaps, which they completed within three weeks. The report, he said, will also be presented to the Board of the GLSC for its review and recommendations.Minister Harmon, who had directed the Commission to look into the harmonisation of the laws that deal with land use and management, said that land was always the subject of some kind of controversy in Guyana. He explained that the entire viability of the GLSC was dependent on it being able to exercise the authority, which it was given by law.“The extent to which you have overlapping of authority is the extent to which persons, who are the beneficiaries of State lands sort of dodge in between the raindrops… rather than paying [their] lease[s]… so rather than having a very clear, defined position ,people utilised that lacuna in the law to be able to benefit themselves,” Harmon said.last_img read more

Utica FFA holds 29th annual toy show and pancake breakfast

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Submitted by the Utica FFA Chapter.On Sunday, November 11th, the Utica FFA held its 29th annual toy show and pancake breakfast.This year, 25 vendors were in attendance and over 400 visitors attended, making record attendance.The Utica FFA would like to thank their sponsors: Oilers Meat, Kroger’s, Todd Salome/ Heritage Chicken, and Trillium Farms. FFA Members who helped at the event were, Demitri Lowry, Montanna Moran, Melodie Woodruff, Aramaik Wright, Shaeley Warner, Emily Hill, Todd Orr and Trina Orr.  Thank you to the FFA members who help to set up on Nov 10th, Mackenzie Woodruff, Montanna Moran, Melodie Woodruff, and Emily Hill.last_img

Private bus operators in Berhampur go on strike

first_imgCommuters in Odisha’s Berhampur had a harrowing time on Tuesday as private bus owners’ association started an indefinite strike to protest against temporary relocation of the present bus stand of this major trading centre of the State.All private buses remained off the roads in Berhampur due to the strike called by Ganjam District Private Bus Operators’ Association. So, no private buses plied from Berhampur to other major places of Odisha like Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Sambalpur. However, city buses and those of the Odisha Road Transport Corporation continued their operations. This impasse has emerged following a notice of the Berhampur Development Authority (BeDA) to private bus owners to operate from the newly built Modern Bus Terminal at Haladiapadar on the outskirts of the city. As per the BeDA order, this shifting is for two months for renovation and repair work of the ‘new bus stand’ within the city limits. On Tuesday morning, entry and outlet points of the ‘new bus stand’ were dug up so that it could be no more be used by the passenger buses.But the private bus owners have opposed shifting of bus terminal to Haladiapadar. Secretary of GDPBOA, Santosh Pati said, members of their association were not ready to accept this shifting of bus terminal to Haldiapadar and decided to stop plying their buses till the bus stand within the city gets operational again.But administration is planning to completely shift the bus stand of the city to Haladiapadar and use the existing ‘new bus stand’ as ‘city bus stand’ with regular city buses service between it and Haladiapadar modern bus terminal. According to Ganjam district collector, Vijay Amruta Kulange, due to traffic congestion it is hard to accommodate large number of passenger buses on different roads within the city, so it has been decided to shift the bus stand to Haladiapadar.A meeting on Monday between officials of administration and members of private bus owners association failed to draw any results.last_img read more

a month ago​Cleverley delighted with straightforward Watford boss Sanchez Flores

first_img​Cleverley delighted with straightforward Watford boss Sanchez Floresby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTom Cleverley only has positive words for his new manager Quique Sanchez Flores.The Spaniard took over from Javi Gracia, who was sacked after a miserable start to the season.Flores has managed at the club before, and got off to a decent start with a 2-2 draw against Arsenal.”He’s not bombarded us with information,” said Cleverley to reporters. “He’s just got his ideas across, very black and white about the basics of how he wants to set up and play. It has been a good, positive week.”The most pleasing thing was how solid we were defensively in the second half.”It has been a problem of ours this season and we were really solid at the back in the second half, from a good shape and that helps us get numbers forward.”We need to be consistent with performances like that now and if we do that we won’t be long where we are now [in the table]. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more