Lancers lock up crown

first_img“That’s the first goal every year, to win the league title,” Amat coach Richard Wiard said. “We’ve gotten that one taken care of and we’re playing better basketball, which is a good sign going into the playoffs.” Four Lancers reached double figures in scoring, led by Kristen McCarthy’s 18 points. Point guard Amanda Alvarez scored 10 points and dished out eight assists. Michelle Franco added 10 points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Amat can finish league undefeated with a win Thursday over St. Joseph, a team the Lancers beat by 33 on Jan. 23. The Lancers, who won the first meeting against Montgomery in La Puente by only five points, led 25-12 at halftime Tuesday and cruised home. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 center_img Candice Brown scored 11 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked nine shots to lead the Bishop Amat High School girls basketball team to a stunningly easy 66-40 win over host Bishop Montgomery on Tuesday night. The victory has Amat (20-4, 7-0) in prime position to post its third consecutive undefeated Del Rey League season. The Lancers clinched their fourth consecutive league title and haven’t lost to Montgomery (18-9, 5-2) since 2004. last_img read more

World thanks SA ‘for sharing Mandela with us’

first_img10 December 2013Nelson Mandela was hailed as a champion of reconciliation on Tuesday as world leaders, international guests and ordinary South Africans braved the rain to attend his official memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.Three years ago, South Africans packed the same stadium in celebrating the first ever Soccer World Cup to be played on African soil. On a cold winter night on 11 July 2010, a smiling Mandela made his last public appearance at the closing ceremony of the event.But on Tuesday, South Africans, joined by some 70 heads of state and an array of royalty and celebrities, gathered there to convey their goodbyes to the man who will be remembered for his leading role in defeating an unjust system and uniting the country’s people.US President Barack Obama thanked South Africa for sharing Nelson Mandela with the world. “His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph.”Quoting the word “ubuntu”, to loud cheers from the crowd, Obama said Mandela had not only embodied this quality, but had taught millions to look for it within themselves.He said that like South Africa, the US had overcome years of segregation. “Like her, it took the sacrifices of countless people to see the dawn of a new day. Michelle and I are beneficiaries of that struggle, but in America and in South Africa and in countries around the world … our work is not yet done.”Around the world, he said, there were still children suffering from hunger and disease, run-down schools and young people without prospects for the future.“We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again,” Obama said. “But let me say to the young people of Africa and the young people around the world, you too can make his life worth your own.”Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Mandela was a source of inspiration for similar struggles around the world.Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said the world was richer for Mandela’s legacy. “He epitomised an uncommon humanness that inspired all of mankind. He guided his nation to embrace his simple message of tolerance and harmonious co-existence.”Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao said Mandela was a household name. “We have travelled from different parts of the world to be here today … I wish to express my deep condolences to the family of this towering figure … whose smile we remember fondly.”Cuban President Raul Castro said Mandela, knowing that a new South Africa could not be built on hatred and vengeance, had taught the world how to overcome challenges through dialogue. “Honour and glory forever to him and the people of South Africa,” Castro said.Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba said Mandela had “sacrificed his life for the dignity of others because he believed in the worth of every human being,” adding that Madiba had been an inspiration to the people of Namibia in their own struggle for freedom.He wished South Africa strength and thanked the country for sharing “this extraordinary person with us”.African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said Mandela’s compassion, courage and openness meant that working with him, listening to him, talking to him was always a lesson.“Tata, Africa shall be prosperous, shall be integrated and at peace with itself, and shall play a dynamic role in the world … We stand proud of you Madiba, who represents the best in African values.”Source: read more

How Brands Can Increase Their CRO with Amazon Keywords

first_img Use the Keywords Where they Really MatterTo make it clear to search engines what your content is about, your keywords must be placed strategically. Some of the places where the keywords matter includes: Use Keyword Planner Use Amazon Backend Keywords Field Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Tags:#Amazon#CRO#e-commerce#page rankings#SEO Michael Usiagwu Title tags:This is the most important of all; ensure your long-tail keyword appears on your title tag.Description meta tags:This is what search engines display with respect to your content to make it attractive for readers to click.Page and post URL slugs:Avoid unnecessary words in your URL slugs and edit them to include relevant short-tail keywords.Content and keyword density:Keywords should be integrated within the page content.Internal links and anchor text:Use keyword-rich anchor texts with your internal links, as it helps search engines understand what the link embedded in the anchor text is about. The keyword planner is used to research and analyze a list of keywords and is proven to be extremely relevant for SEO. It helps the user develop new concepts and terms used by prospective buyers on search engines that the user probably didn’t think of. With this planner, you can further categorize similar keywords in a group listing. You could also use the search volume statistics to decide the best high-ranking keywords to use on your page. Make a List of Keywords This can be used to include all relevant keywords that you couldn’t fit into the title and content of the page. It could also be the best place for keyword variations that shouldn’t be seen but are also relevant. An example of this is possible misspellings of your brand or products and related terms that searchers are likely to use. This will help them find you regardless of the misspelling.ConclusionAmazon is known to be the top online marketplace, as over 50% of shoppers preferably shop on Amazon. To get the best from this and increase your CRO, ensure you implement the right Amazon Keyword Research Strategy to help attract a higher page rank and more visitors, which will help improve sales over time. One of the best ways any business can succeed in the world today is by implementing the right tactics needed to rank higher on search engines. Google receives over 63,000 searches per second every given day and with millions of webpages published each day. Search engines choose the highest ranking webpages to appear on the first page — to provide the searcher with relevant information. How brands can increase their conversion rate optimization (CRO) with Amazon keywords will become more and more relevant.These pages on Amazon are ranked based on the words used by the searcher. This keyword strategy explains why keywords must also be implemented in your Amazon product page. You want to ensure that your product and page is ranked high enough that your prospective buyers can locate you — quickly.Amazon SEO Keyword ResearchIf a product on Amazon contains all the search terms a user or prospective buyer use, it will be easily found and will have a higher selling chance to products without the important search terms or keywords. Proper keyword research can help your SEO rank higher, which increases your Customer Rate Optimization (CRO).To get the best of this, simply brainstorm a list of possible keywords that relate to your product or think of terms that your customer can search for in search engines in order to find you. Then, you can use a Keyword Research Tool for Amazon like Amazon autocomplete, which works exactly like Google autocomplete, as it helps generate relevant keywords that searchers often use and can be implemented into your product page.There are also other Keyword research Tools like Google Wonder Wheel, SEMrush, Moz Keyword Explorer, Google Trends and WordStream. These tools will help provide a list of related keywords that you can use in your Amazon pageHow Brands Can Increase Their CRO with Amazon Keywords?Here are a few proven ways that can help brands improve their Customer Rate Optimization. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… As mentioned earlier, proper keyword research could help your SEO rank higher. Make a simple list of keywords used by prospective buyers and then, develop them using the Keyword Research Strategy explained earlier. Use a spreadsheet to organize your keyword research in groups and categories, aligning them according to how they rank, from the highest to the lowest.For each keyword, track the local search volume, global search volume and the percentage of difficulty in each keyword. A keyword would be easier to rank in search engines if it has a lower percentage. This will help you create a keyword research spreadsheet that would be helpful in the long run.In addition, if you have a category page on Amazon, with subcategory pages for products in the same line, you could create a list of keywords for each of these subcategories. These keywords will have terms related to each subcategory and the parent category. This might cost you a lot of time and effort but once you have everything together on a spreadsheet, it will help improve your marketing and help you gain traction faster. Michael Usiagwu is the CEO of Visible links Pro, a premium Digital Marketing Agency committed to seeing your brands/company and products gain the right visibility on the search engine. He can be reached via Related Posts What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star…last_img read more

Traffic welcomes Ray Allen in Manila

first_imgRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Alora falls to familiar foe, settles for silver in taekwondo Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games In his post, Allen put some work in, running several miles around Makati. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension READ: Ray Allen visits Manila“Me and @tyfleming3 ventured into the unknown this morning. We ran through many different neighborhoods often times hoping we were heading in the right direction. The traffic was everywhere!!! #carpediem #tuktuk #manilamiles#runtheworld #runningisfree,” Allen posted on his Instagram account (@trayfour).The 42-year-old Allen flew to Manila from Hong Kong, where he attended a Sneaker Con event.Allen last played for the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals but only announced his retirement in 2016 in a letter on the Player’s Tribune.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Welcome to Manila, two-time NBA champion Ray Allen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNot the best way to greet a basketball legend but the Philippines gave Allen, who arrived here Tuesday, a first hand look of one of the things Manila is infamously known for.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Magic Johnson To Lead Panel For Ladylike Day At UCLA

first_imgLadylike Day at UCLA is a program of classes that promote and educate young ladies between the ages of 12-17 from L.A.’s inner city in the areas of Finance, fashion, health and fitness, etiquette, job interviewing and preparing for their future.The program features an open platform celebrity male panel where the young ladies attending can ask the panel any questions they wish without any restrictions, from advice about romance to how to handle bullying.WHO: Magic Johnson will lead the male panel.Additional celebrity male panelists will be announced shortly.WHEN: Saturday, December 17th, 20168:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.1:00 p.m. – Red Carpet Arrivals for Celebrity Male Panel1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Celebrity Male PanelWHERE: UCLA405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095Building: Engineering Building 4(Entrance through the main campus on Westwood Blvd.)Founded by Leah Pump, the LadyLike Foundation is a faith-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to educate, empower and inspire young women living in underprivileged communities. Through cutting edge resource programs, workshops, mentorships and life lessons, young ladies are challenged to reach their highest potential and become the successful, well-rounded “Lady” they were created to be. Each year, the organization hosts two main events: LADYLIKE DAY AT UCLA and the Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon, which is the primary fundraiser for LadyLike Foundation.WEBSITE: www.theladylike.comlast_img read more