Morrison, Junio get hero’s reception at the Pomeroy Sport Centre

first_imgMorrison said to the crowd that it’s important for him to come back and share his story of being an Olympian to young people. He himself was inspired as a youngster by Fort St. John’s first Olympic athlete, speed skater Linda Johnson-Blair. Morrison’s day today will consist of speaking at North Peace Secondary School this morning and the Energetic Learning Campus this afternoon. He will also be at the Community Awards Celebration this evening at the Lido Theatre. – Advertisement – “I love coming back to Fort St. John especially after some success at the Olympics and being able to share that success with the younger generation,” he says. “It’s something I’ll always remember from when I was their age. Linda Johnson-Blair was Fort St. John’s first Olympian and I remember her coming to our school and saying ‘I raced my heart out and I got seventh in the world’ and I thought that was the coolest thing. I’ll always remember her sharing her story with me so every time I come back I’m going to share my story as much as possible.”center_img He also expressed his thanks to the entire community for their support during his time in Sochi. Those in attendance were able to get their picture taken with Morrison and Junio and the duo also signed pictures for the fans.last_img read more

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Magical Russell’s unbeaten 121 puts TKR to the stake

first_imgHero CPL 2018 Match 3Andre Russell led his team to an inspiring four-wicket win over Defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) with the first century of the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League on Friday evening in Trinidad.Andre Russell of Jamaica Tallawahs runs between the wickets (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images)The Queen’s Park Oval witnessed their home side bow out to a rampaging Russell as Tallawahs successfully chased down 224 for victory.Batting first, TKR capitalized on the short boundaries and loose Tallawahs bowling as they stormed to 223-6 in their allotted overs. It was an entertaining batting performance from the home side that were led, yet again, by an aggressive half century from Colin Munro, who top scored with 61.Opener Chris Lynn, in his first season with the TKR, bounced backed from his opening match score of 8 to contribute 46 at the top of the order.Brendon McCullum (56) also cashed in on a good score after being dismissed for just 13 in the previous match. Darren Bravo got a healthy strike rate going but was stopped on 29 when he was bowled by Tallawahs captain Russell.In reply, Tallawahs found themselves in hot water early on as Ali Khan’s magic mesmerised the Jamaican top order.Ali Khan and Shannon Gabriel were the chief destroyers for the Tallawahs with them removing the first four batsmen in under five overs. At one point, Russell’s side was 16-4.Glenn Phillips (06), Andre McCarthy (00) and the big wicket of Ross Taylor were claimed by Khan while Gabriel, storming in at the other end, removed Rovman Powell for just one.Johnson Charles launched a fight back with a 5-boundary score of 24, however, Fawad Ahmed’s introduction meant the end of Johnson. He fell lbw to the leg-break bowler and JT were 41-5.When Russell met Kennar Lewis in the middle, the equation kept looking more than possible with the skipper going hard at the Trinbago bowling attack. Dre Russ could have been dismissed on the first ball but Khan misjudged a simple catch at backward square leg off Ahmed.Russell’s brief time in the middle saw him record a 22-ball fifty which included six sixes. After reaching the landmark, he raged on as the home crowd became quieter by the delivery.Meanwhile, Lewis (51) played an excellent role at the other end, getting the strike turned over as often as possible to the fire blower. He also recorded a half century but departed when JT needed 22 from 14.That did not seem to faze Russell who carried on to his second CPL century in just 40 deliveries. His first, ironically, was also against TKR. In that inning, he needed just 42 balls to reach triple figures.Not much can be said about this man-of-the-match performance except for, it was one worth watching.In the final over, JT needed six from six balls and Narine was given the chance to do something special, but it was Russell night. Imad Wasim turned the strike over on the second ball allowing Russell to finish it emphatically, with a six over long on to reach 225-6.Russell was left unbeaten on 121 which was laced with 13 sixes, the record amount, and four boundaries. His strike rate was a magnificent one of above 246 from his 49 deliveries.Earlier in the evening, the Tallawahs won the toss and gave the opposition first strike on a very familiar track.After the early dismissal of Sunil Narine in the second over for 7, the combination of Lynn and Munro produced a 98-run partnership which rocked the visitors.Both batsmen slammed three maximums but Munroe picked five boundaries while Lynn had four. It was already Munro’s second fifty in two matches.Denesh Ramdin was unlucky on Friday evening, recording a first ball duck compliments of Russell. He missed the opportunity to toggle his aggregate following his unbeaten 50 in the season opener.Even though Russell took 3 – 38, they could not stop TKR from scoring. Krishmar Santokie, Imam Wasim and Adam Zampa each took a wicket as Javon Searles brought the innings to a close with a six off Russell; a slower full ball that went sailing over the wide long-on boundary. (Kizan Brumell)last_img read more

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Chelsea threaten to drop Solanke to youth squad over £50k wage demands

first_img Dominic Solanke has played just 17 minutes of first-team football for Chelsea 1 Chelsea have threatened to drop Dominic Solanke back to the club’s youth squad over his astounding £50,000-a-week wage demands.The 18-year-old striker – currently on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem – is currently on £7,000-a-week with the Blues.But, despite having played just 17 minutes of football in one first-team appearance for the Blues, the youngster is demanding a bumper deal to commit his long-term future to the London club.Solanke has scored seven goals in 24 games for Vitesse Arnhem this season, and wants assurances that he will be given first-team opportunities if he signs on again at Stamford Bridge.Blues fans were furious with the news, and Chelsea are refusing to back down to the demands and are prepared to dump the highly-rated starlet back in the development squad unless he lowers his terms.According to The Times, the Premier League giants have also threatened to block any possible loan move next season, unless he agrees to sign a new deal on their terms.It is understood Solanke will not be a part of incoming manager Antonio Conte’s plans next term, so now will have to choose to spend the rest of his Chelsea stay in exile, or put his career first and sign a new deal.last_img read more

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Fighting back against bullying

first_img Newhall school counselor Susan Rasmussen said that when she teaches these lessons, she hears from many students who have been teased. Pupils often share their experiences, whether it happened to themselves or to family members, and then talk about how it makes them feel. Other students can often relate and that gives them the freedom to talk about their own feelings, Rasmussen said. Sixth-graders take classes about bullying, which is expressed differently between boys and girls. While boys get in schoolyard fights or push and shove, girls are more subtle with their anger. Many times girls ostracize other girls or start rumors about them, which is equally as cruel as a fight, Rasmussen said. “If you can reach these kids when they’re young and their behavior isn’t so determined by their peers, they can get the strength and encouragement to be who they’re supposed to be,” Rasmussen said. The school board last week adopted a regulation that identifies acts of hate and bigotry and states that the behavior won’t be tolerated on campus. Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Bullying, racial slurs and other name-calling in the classroom have caught the attention of the Newhall School District, where classes on respect, tolerance and diversity have been added to the curriculum. District officials said the incidents are rare, but at the same time they’re concerned that any hate-motivated behavior has happened on their elementary school campuses. Although school counselors step inside classrooms each week and teach classes that take on stereotypes and harassment, district officials this month are forming a committee of parents, teachers and principals to review the curriculum and ways to extend it. “Children’s perspectives and ideas are formed at a very early age,” said Brian Skinner, assistant superintendent of instruction. “Helping students to learn positive differences at an elementary age can help them become more tolerant of issues when they get to be teens.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week As the population of the Santa Clarita Valley grows more diverse, Skinner said, it’s important that the district focuses on tolerance because the student body is also changing. The district’s student population is 49 percent white, 30 percent Latino, 8 percent Asian and 2 percent African-American. Pupils with multiple ethnicities and those composing less than 1 percent of the student body are the remaining 11 percent. Although lessons include race, they also teach sensitivities about disabilities, language differences and religious beliefs. The subjects are taught in different ways. Programs for the fourth grade, for example, discuss respect and how students should treat one another. While in fifth grade, students participate in a four-week program that teaches the celebration of differences. last_img read more

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Volunteer builders make it a Mandela Week

first_imgOver 750 volunteers gathered on Monday 14 July to build at least 67 houses in one week for Habitat for Humanity’s International Nelson Mandela Build Week (images: Habitat for Humanity)Over 750 volunteers gathered in Pelican Park in Cape Town on Monday morning for the launch of Habitat for Humanity’s International Nelson Mandela Build Week. The goal: to build at least 67 houses in one week.The drive will include a 24-hour “blitz build” on Thursday, when teams of volunteers will work around the clock to meet – or exceed – the 67-house target ahead of Nelson Mandela International Day on Friday.The Pelican Park housing development, a collaboration between the City of Cape Town, Habitat for Humanity and Power Construction, will see a total of 3 200 new homes being built on 80 hectares of land.Volunteers from businesses around the Western Cape will be on site this week working alongside Pelican Park residents, some of whom will be the beneficiaries of the new houses.“I am grateful that I am where I am. I am standing here because I am also a beneficiary,” John Bailey, vice-president of the Pelican Park Homeowners’ Association, said at Monday’s launch.“I was on the waiting list for just over 27 years. And because of what people like you have put in, I have benefited in a big sense,” Bailey said. “I never would have owned a home. I simply cannot afford it. But because of these organisations, I have benefited. And I thank each and every one of you.”Percy Knight of Power Construction told the crowd of volunteers that they were in for “a great experience. I know that after this week your life is not going to be the same. You are going to look at housing differently, and think about builders differently (because you’ll be carrying dugga – mud plaster used to build houses – and bricks all day!) You’ll know that for the people whose homes you’ve built, you’ve made a real difference in their life.”Dow Chemical’s president for sub-Saharan Africa, Ross McLean, said: “We’re not just building houses here. The beneficiaries will create homes, and we believe that a home is much more than just a roof over your head.”Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang said the response to the project “has been amazing, from corporates and citizens that want to do something, people who want to build our community brick by brick. We’re also hoping that we can go past the target of 67 houses, and have 100 built by Friday.”Mandela Day, the final day of the build week, will be commemorated with the official handover of the 67 or more houses to their new owners.last_img read more

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Why I Choose Email Marketing for Best ROI

first_imgAI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Digital Marketing Jobs in the Government Sector Rohit PrasannaRohit Prasanna Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Rohit is an Internet guru with more than 15+ years experience digital marketing. He writes on many industry websites on digital marketing related topics. As a business owner, it’s always a good idea to effectively use the marketing tools that are bringing you the most success. Measuring success as a business typically pertains to ROI, sales/income, and new customer acquisition. Reaching your target market with content that will appeal to them, while generating income is key when spending money to market yourself as a brand. This is why it’s essential to ensure you’re using the right marketing tools to reach your audience. So, just how do SMBs ensure they are using the best, most effective marketing tools? There is a variety to choose from today as more and more marketers are turning to the Internet to reach their target audiences. From social media and blogging to digital advertising and email marketing, businesses have a plethora of options to choose from. The right marketing tools should be able to show clear and concise improvements overall regarding reaching the desired audience, creating value for them, and in turn, loyalty, all while increasing ROI.As social media grows in popularity, this widespread tool may not be as effective at generating ROI as most would think. So what are SMBs who need to generate a solid stream of income and leads to do? This is where I find email marketing online to be effective. With the variety of marketing tools available for SMBs, email marketing is often a favored tool for businesses who are looking to increase ROI and generate leads. I certainly choose to invest my marketing dollars into email marketing when I want a big increase in ROI, in an easy to measure, easy to test, and easy to deliver way.The Statistics Do Not LieThe statistics concerning email marketing and ROI are shocking. In fact, there are so many wonderful stats surrounding the effectiveness of email marketing that Campaign Monitor put together a list of the best, and most current statistics concerning online email marketing today. For a communications medium that was rumored to be dying, email has certainly proven otherwise through the effectiveness of marketing to target audiences to sell and promote products and services. Even DMA (the Data and Marketing Association) claims that email is the top channel for digitally generating ROI. In fact, as reported by Campaign Monitor, for every $1 invested into email marketing, the average return is $44. This makes email a very wise investment for businesses who want to see their brands and revenues grow, as the average ROI for one dollar invested into email marketing equates to 4400% in growth. If you think that’s shocking, here are some of our favorite statistics we found listed by Campaign Monitor that concern online email marketing:Messages are five times more likely to be read via email than on Facebook. –RadicatiEmail acquires 40 times more new customers than Twitter or Facebook –McKinseyYour content will be shared with your email followers three times more than any other visitors. –QuickSprout92% of all adults online use email, and 61% use it on any given day. –Pew ResearchTargeted and segmented emails account for generating 58% of all revenues. –DMAEmail open rates are highest when a company sends two emails monthly. –Database Marketing InstituteWhen the statistics are lied out, it’s easy to see why I believe SMBs are wise to invest in their email marketing strategies. It’s cost effective and affordable to do, it reaches more people than social media (supposing you have a well-established email list), and it converts into sales and profits more effectively than social media marketing. It’s Simple to Build an Email ListWhere finding leads may seem daunting to those who are looking for new ways to market themselves, it’s incredibly simple to build an email list, and much less intimidating for both those who give you their information and those who are seeking someone’s email address. One great way I have helped companies build their email lists is by creating content they can offer online that is valuable to viewers, such as a downloadable eBook, or guide, that offers useful tips and advice. Once viewers decide they value what clients are offering and click to download the eBook, they are prompted to enter their personal information online. This information is stored and used to build an email list that can effectively reach those who are interested in a particular product, brand or industry. The link to download the eBook may be included in website copy, blogs, social media, and also via email. Email Marketing Is Easy to AutomateIn addition to email marketing generating the best possible ROI, when done correctly, it is incredibly easy to automate an email marketing campaign so that the time put into it is minimal, and you can focus on the tasks that come with running your own business. With only two emails being sent each month for optimal open rates, this is easy to do, and there are a variety of email marketing tools that are available for businesses who want some email marketing help today. When I work with setting up email marketing for my clients, I use programs and software that specialize in email marketing. There are a variety of programs available on the market today that make creating and sending emails super simple. Once you have a good template that represents your brand in the way you see fit, it is easy to switch out content, and schedule campaigns to send to certain customers at specific times. Choosing the best time to send your emails will depend entirely upon your unique brand, and your unique target market, but a good email automation program will help you to determine which times are most optimal for emailing your lists, and you may also run AB tests to ensure your emails are being scheduled to send at the most profitable times possible. Email Campaigns are Easy to Test, Tweak, and TrackEmail marketing is one of the easiest marketing mediums to measure, as the metrics are super simple to access, and read. Email marketing platforms will often show you your bounce rates, open rates, and click-through rates for your emails. Having such great analytics makes testing the effectiveness of certain elements of your email campaigns easy also. You may want to run AB tests concerning your email title, the time you send it, how you personalize the email, which CTA button is most effective, and where on your website you’re able to get the most information for your campaigns. Email campaigns can also be easily divided into segments based on data and research, and have been found to increase revenues by 760% on average. Emails are Easy to PersonalizeIt’s important to personalize your emails to clients, as a personalized email can result in transaction rates that are six times higher, according to Experian. A great email automation service will allow you to personalize your emails with the click of a button so that it looks like to sent the email just for every individual on your list. It’s much easier to personalize an email than a message sent over social media. And according to the stats, it’s going to increase your profits much more as well. Think about how you feel when you see an email come through that has your first name in the title. It’s the small details, and personal touches that often make the biggest impact when it comes to marketing yourself via email. Email is Easy to Access With the prevalence of smartphones today, most people have access to their email at all times from the touch of a button on their phones. This is why optimizing all email content for mobile devices is key. Many email marketing programs have the tool that will allow for mobile optimization, and this is of the utmost importance if you want your emails to stand out not only on a computer but the screen of a smartphone as well. Have you ever tried to open an email that wasn’t optimized for mobile on your cell phone? It’s fairly difficult to reach, and you may have to scroll all over the place in order just to take in one sentence. The display must be simplified, and formatted in a way that it will be easy to reach when viewers open an email on a cell phone or tablet. In fact, according to Campaign Monitor, approximately 53% of all emails are opened on mobile devices. That’s just over half of all emails. What’s more is that of the 900 million Gmail users, 75% of them have access to their accounts on their mobile devices. That’s a lot of people using email on their phones, and that is for one email server alone, and over time this number seems to be increasing. This is why mobile optimization is key, and a necessity for businesses who use email, as users will likely be notified immediately, and if you want them to click to open it rather than delete it, the content must be valuable attention-grabbing, and easy to read. Now that you can see the value and potential, the proper use of email marketing to reach your target audience can bring, what are your plans for using email to generate profits and leads, and increase ROI? Many eCommerce businesses will use newsletters and email campaigns to make their target audience aware of sales, promotions, and other important information about their brands. Keeping viewers in the loop about your product or services, and coming up with content your audience will find value in consistently is key. Now that you have the information about the effectiveness of implementing an email marketing campaign and access to the tools you need to do it, your biggest task will be providing your audience with what they want and tweaking your campaigns in ways that bring you the greatest results. Email marketing is a wonderful business tool that all companies would be wise to start taking advantage of. Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industrylast_img read more

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Rapid Experiments are Key to Making AI Technology Buy vs Build Decisions

first_imgLeveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Divyabh Mishra A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage How Data Analytics Can Save Livescenter_img Divyabh Mishra is the founder and CEO of CrowdANALYTIX, a platform for building high precision custom AI solutions. For the past seven years, Divyabh has focused on growing the company’s global footprint, expanding its portfolio of Fortune 100 customers. Prior to founding CrowdANALYTIX, Divyabh was the Director of Global Marketing & Branding at Aditi Technologies, and the Director of Marketing at Lionbridge. He was also the Group Head of Marketing with Symphony Services, and previously the Director of Marketing & Strategy at Genser Aerospace. As enterprises embrace AI and work towards integrating it increasingly into their business processes, one of the key decisions they are all having to make is whether to buy or build the AI components that will drive their enterprises into the future. More than 61 percent of businesses said they have already implemented AI, demonstrating that adoption is on the rise [Narrative Science, 2018].Cost, time-to-market, ROI, criticality to business success, and quality of solution are common factors that must be considered between the buying versus building decisions, and they apply to AI initiatives as well.The challenge is how to make this decision definitely, and the best way is through considering the capabilities that are uniquely needed to succeed in AI.Here is a guide through these capabilities to reconcile before making the buy versus build decision: Capability to gain access to quality data scientists.The scarcity of data scientists is well-known, but most enterprises still feel the need to first hire a bunch of data scientists before embarking on AI projects. Although enterprises may eventually achieve the goal of building a strong core in-house team, most AI initiatives can rely on vendors in the meantime.Capability to translate business problems into AI building blocks.Even with a strong in-house data science team, one of the core reasons for AI initiative failures is the difficulty companies face in breaking down business problems into the right AI building blocks. These building blocks must subsequently integrate the solutions seamlessly into the workflow.Usually, this is due to the emergence of data science teams or the sheer lack of ability of the data science team to communicate with business functions. Hiring a few data scientists does not necessarily give an enterprise the ability to build and integrate quality AI solutions at scale. The sooner an enterprise understands this, the lesser start-stops they will face in the beginning.Capability to measure and improve data quality.An audit of the available data, quality and structure of the data, and readiness of the data for various AI models is a prerequisite for accurate AI models. We have observed several enterprises embarking on large scale AI projects, struggling to get the desired accuracy and precision levels due to lack of quality training data.Also, sometimes, the model may require data from other external sources that the enterprise may not have readily available. In other cases, before any AI initiatives are embarked upon, considerable effort needs to be invested in cleaning the data as well us structuring unstructured datasets in the form of images, audio, video and text, into structured forms that an AI model can be trained on.Without quality data structured and feature-engineered for AI models, AI initiatives are sure to be doomed.Capability to experiment rapidly.Let’s say you have access to data scientists, either in-house or through vendors, the solution architects that can understand your business challenges and convert those into AI initiatives, and that you also have clean, structured product data.You now need the ability to perform several rapid experiments. AI is part art and part science. Any AI modeling exercise relies on several assumptions. Only through rapid experimentation and trying out different modeling techniques can one decide on which models are the most accurate and seem to be consistent in their predictions.These experiments can take a long time unless done in parallel. However, conducting these experiments is critical and will cost considerably less than scaling an AI model that hasn’t been rigorously compared with other approaches, and then fails after full-scale company-wide deployment.Capability to scale and maintain the solution.Once you’ve uncovered and tuned the right AI models for your requirements, you now need to build the infrastructure needed to integrate the AI models with your existing IT systems seamlessly and quickly.As more and more enterprises join the AI bandwagon, they will all need to consider the five capabilities listed above and decide on the best way to acquire those capabilities, either through building or buying the technology.The good news is that there are a broad landscape of vendors today that can work with clients to deliver all or some of these capabilities, becoming their AI team or an extension of their AI team. Enterprises should view the decision, not as “build or buy,” but as “build and buy,” where some of the required capabilities are in-house, and others are acquired through external agencies.Over time, internal capabilities can be strengthened, and some key AI initiatives or core parts of those initiatives can be moved in-house reducing dependency on external vendors. Tags:#Capability of AI last_img read more

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Unemployment, slowdown on minds of Gurgaon voters

first_imgThough the ruling BJP carried out a high-octane poll campaign focusing on dilution of Article 370, National Register of Citizens and Balakot air strikes, issues such as unemployment, economic slowdown, infrastructure, corruption and inflation took precedence over nationalism for voters in the Millennium City during the Assembly elections on Monday.“I closely followed the election campaign over the past two weeks but did not find the issues raised by the BJP relevant. Unemployment is my biggest concern. It is getting increasingly difficult for the youth to find jobs,” said Abheek Vishwas, 27, a software engineer with HCL. He cast his vote at a polling booth in DAV Public School.For 57-year-old Deen Dayal, who works at a private firm, a decent job for his son remains his biggest concern. “My son has done many courses, including in computers, but he could not find a job. He is 27,” said Mr. Dayal, who along with his wife and a teenage daughter cast his vote at Dhronacharya Government College in Old City. Dwindling incomesFor Raju, a bouncer at Sahara Mall, and his wife Lipi, their dwindling incomes and inflation were the major issues. “[Narendra] Modi is good at the Centre, but it should be Congress in the State,” said Mr. Raju, a resident of Rajiv Nagar in Gurgaon Assembly constituency, where BJP’s Sudhir Kumar is locked in a fierce electoral battle with Independent Mohit Grover, a Punjabi.Growing religious intolerance and inflation were the major poll issues for elderly couple Karan Dagar and his wife Daya. “Religious intolerance has grown over the years. It is not good for the social fabric of the country. Inflation is also on the rise,” said Ms. Dagar, 72.Centre and StateYogendra, a businessman in Rajiv Nagar, said that if the same party ruled the State and the Centre it would lead to better co-ordination and development. “If there are different governments, the situation will be akin to Delhi where the Aam Aadmi Party keeps complaining that the BJP does not allow it to work,” said Mr. Yogendra. Satisfied with the work done by the present regime, Balaji, a software engineer with an automotive firm in Manesar, said: “The development work can be seen all around. New flyovers and underpasses have been constructed. A city bus service has now been started to Manesar. It is such a big relief for me. I voted for the continuity of the good work done,” said Mr. Balaji, a resident of Sector 15 Part-II. S.K. Jain, a resident of Sector 14, was, however, not satisfied with the development work in the city. Despite being the highest contributor to the State exchequer the city lacks basic infrastructure, said Mr. Jain, a State Bank of India employee. He said that traffic and pollution were his major concerns. IT freelancer Nidhi, also a Sector 14 resident, said that she voted against corruption and economic slowdown.last_img read more

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Hero Motorcorp extends title sponsorship of CPL until 2018,Hero Motorcorp extends title sponsorship of CPL until 2018

first_img COMMENT promotions and offers Published on May 31, 2016 cricket Hero MotoCorp Ltd World’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL) today extended its title sponsorship with the popular Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for another three years.With this extension, CPL will continue to be called the ‘Hero Caribbean Premier League’ until the 2018 season.The New Delhi-headquartered Hero MotoCorp became the title Sponsor of the Twenty20 cricket league in the Caribbean for the first time in 2015.Hero has for long been a key partner of marquee events in various disciplines of sports — including cricket, soccer, field hockey and golf — in India and across the globe.Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, said: “Cricket continues to be one of the most popular sports in various parts of the world, and the Hero CPL has become an eagerly-awaited annual event for cricket fans not just in the Caribbean but across the globe.“The extension of our title sponsorship of the Hero CPL is also in keeping with the increasing global presence of brand Hero, which is now present in 30 countries across Asia, Africa and South and Central America. The Hero CPL is now set to become one of the important events in Hero’s annual global sporting calendar.”The Hero CPL 2016 will be played between June 29 to August 7 at venues across seven territories — Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and Fort Lauderdale in the USA.Welcoming the contract extension, Richard Bevan, Chairman of the Hero CPL said: “On behalf of the management and board I am delighted to announce that Hero MotoCorp will continue its affiliation with CPL as title sponsor of the biggest party in sport for the next three years.Last year’s tournament attracted a global audience in excess of 90 million and this year is set to be even higher as fans across the world continue to be drawn to the high quality action on the pitch and the unique party atmosphere off it. SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL 0 COMMENTSlast_img read more

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