NNL SUPER 8 PLAYOFF: High Flying Bendel Insurance,…

first_imgInsurance scored their second of the afternoon in the 15th minute when Michael Enaruna netted a brilliant free kick.In the 35th minute, Delta Force were reduced to 10 men when Nduka Eze was dismissed for dragging down the opposition after he was adjudged to have been the last man.Emmanuel Uangboje increased the tally with 21 minutes left on clock for the Benin City side’s third goal of the afternoon after beating the offside trap.Remo Stars on the other hand set up the mouth-watery clash with Bendel Insurance with three unreplied goals against the Oluyole Warriors.Edoka Owoicho got the curtain raiser in the 33 minute while Awoyemi Abiodun added the second in the 75th minute. Olufemi Oladapo made it 3-0 in the 85th.Both Delta Force and 3SC have a tough fixture to look forward to in the hope of salvaging something from the playoff.The two games will take place at the same Enyimba Stadium venue in AbaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bendel Insurance FC of Benin and Remo Stars of Sagamu who both won their first games of the ongoing Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 Playoff in Aba yesterday are to meet today in a clash already expected to produce one of the four teams to be promoted to the topflight NPFL.Bendel Insurance defeated 10-man Delta Force 3-0 at the Enyimba International Stadium while Remo Stars also crushed 3SC by the same goal margin.The Benin Arsenal raced in front through veteran forward Charles Omokaro in the 12th minute.last_img read more

Cruising the Navesink, Scanning the Shore for Birds

first_imgAt 8:30 Saturday morning, some 40 camera- and binocular-carrying bird-watchers climbed aboard Capt. Dan Schade’s boat The Mariner for a three-hour tour. Ridingalong the mainland shoreline, Abel pointed out a small beach where gulls weredining on horseshoe crab eggs. Further down the Jersey Shore, the eggs providecritical sustenance to red knots as well, small birds that travel the AtlanticFlyway from Canada to the Caribbean each year and rely on their stop at theJersey Shore for necessary fuel. Accordingto a 2016 survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, some 46 millionAmericans identify themselves as bird-watchers. Havingan annual spring birding cruise was the brainchild of NMHA president Rik vanHemmen, noted Chuck Abel, an NMHA and NJ Audubon member who served as narratorfor this year’s cruise. Amongthe feathered creatures who live in or visit the area are oyster catchers,loons, cormorants, herons, osprey, piping plovers, vultures and red-tailedhawks, among many others. Further up the Shrewsbury the boat passed a group of pound nets – called that, Abel explained, because fishermen pound wood poles into the sea floor to string their nets across. An array of sea gulls was perched on the poles, enjoying the bay equivalent of a fast food drive-through for feathered creatures. Originallyset for April 27, the event was rescheduled to May 11 due to bad weather. It’salso a fundraiser for NMHA, a nonprofit founded in 1999 with the mission ofhelping kids and adults “discover and sustain” the heritage and environment ofthe Navesink. Fortunately,the new date was right out of central casting, a breezy, blue-sky morning perfectfor an adventure on the water. On the shore, cruisers could see an osprey in its nest. Ospreys, which mate for life, were once on the endangered list because of the toxic impact of DDT, but the species has come back strongly since use of the pesticide was curtailed. “They’re one of the birding success stories,” Abel said. Outin the bay, the boat cruised by a group of clammers raking the sea floor fromtheir small watercraft. Asthe boat meandered along the shore, around the tip of Sandy Hook and back downthe river toward the Navesink portion of the Shrewsbury, Abel pointed out thevarious species diving for seafood or nibbling their way along the water’sedge. That’s one of the reasons why members of the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association and their counterparts in the New Jersey Audubon Society host a once-a-year bird-watching cruise on the river. Oncethere were more than 500 clammers working the bay, Abel said. Now, like anendangered species, only about 50 people earn their living this way. By Eileen Moon Asbirders breakfasted on bagels, coffee and juice, NMHA’s Abel manned themicrophone, providing an overview of the Two River area’s winged visitors forbirders to look for. Someon the cruise were seasoned birders able to identify the winged creaturesflying high above the boat with their naked eyes. Others were drawn to theprospect of a day out on the river and the opportunity to get a bird’s-eye viewof the rivers. Withthe skyline of Manhattan in the foreground, the boat rounded the tip of SandyHook, where surf-casters on the shoreline tried their luck in the waves. Whenpeople are around, birds tend to scatter and the clear weather had brought alot of beachcombers to Sandy Hook. “We’rea local nonprofit,” said board member Michael Humphreys. “We focus on history,we focus on the environment of local waters. We’re trying to build up educationand awareness of our beautiful local waters.” Asthe boat rounded the turn into the Navesink portion of the Shrewsbury River,remote spots of movement along a sandbar materialized into a spectacular sight– a string of five bald eagles along the rich mudflats of the river to the eastof Barley Point and, further up, one soaring in the sky. Whilemany of us confine our bird-watching to backyards and duck ponds, it isn’tnecessary to venture too far from home to see an amazing assortment ofwildlife. ATLANTICHIGHLANDS ­– With the pace of life in the Two River area, it can be all tooeasy to forget that we live in one of the most beautiful places in New Jersey.And almost as easy to forget that we’re not the only living creatures who callit home. About 40 bird-watchers paid $40 each to take a three-hour tour on The Mariner, with nar- ration by Navesink Maritime Heritage Association member Chuck Abel. The event was a fundraiser for the association. Photo by Eileen Moon “Everybody got lucky,” Abel said. This article was first published in the May 16-22, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Umar Kasumba has found his match made in Kenya Premier League

first_imgUmar Kasumba’s two-year spell at Villa Park never panned out as expected. File photo.FOOTBALL– Since joining SC Villa from Police FC in 2015, striker Umar Kasumba ‘s two year spell at Villa Park never panned out as expected. A player who cut a seldom-seen figure and indeed, given his job description, his goals even less so.A bit-part player with playing time hard to come by , there was little tangible evidence , on paper at least , for what was to come. A parting of ways materialized after SC Villa released the misfiring striker at the end of last season.From his vantage point he had a clear view of the quickening rush to turn his fortunes a round.And when Coach Sam Ssimbwa presented him an opportunity to combine forces at Kenyan premier league side Sofapaka , Kasumba took it with both hands.And into his first few months in the KPL since joining in June, there is no doubt that both Kasumba and Sofapaka have emerged as winners in the deal.It is not only the amount of minutes Kasumba is getting under his belt, but the quality of those minutes , that suggest the Former Police FC striker has found his match made in Kenya.“The Kenyan league suits me very well because players fight for the ball all the time, I prefer physical challenges,” Kasumba told Kenya’s Daily Nation.Kasumba’ssolitary strike in Sofapaka’s 2-1 defeat to GorMahia last Wednesday in Kisumu took his tally to 10, and just one shy of KPL leading top scorer Ulinzi’s StephenWaruru who has bagged 11, and has managed that return since April 15.Cue, Kasumba’s 10 KPL goal tally thus far is just three goals less from equaling his best season goal return-13 goals which he notched in the 2014-2015 UPL Season to finish second fiddle to eventual top scorer Robert Ssentongo, who had 15.Kasumba and Ugandan compatriots Feni Ali and Rogers Aloro were part of the thirteen players the BatotobaMungu recruited in mid season.But it is kasumba who has made the best possible start at his current workstation,scoring 10 times in his opening nine league games in Kenya’s top flight , and a further more five goals in two Gotv shield matches. Mathematically, that’s an average of a goal every game.This is no mean feat, given the fact that Kasumba only joined the 2009 KPL Champions on 1st June this year at the resumption of KPL second round. His goal-scoring blitz has catapulted him as a main contender of the Sportpesa Premier League top Scorer’s gong.” I want to win that award for top scorer. I am confident and motivated because my teammates told me it comes with benefits,” the centre forward told Nation Sport.If Kasumba continues to with his splendid form in front of goal to emerge as top Scorer, he will join Dan”mzee”Sserukuma as other Ugandan Player to win the prestigious award in the Kenyan League.Commentslast_img read more

Liverpool boss hails ‘peerless’ Gerrard

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to Steven Gerrard after the midfielder’s last-minute penalty gave the Reds a dramatic 3-2 victory at Fulham.The Whites led twice but stayed bottom of the Premier League after Gerrard fired home from the spot following Sascha Riether’s foul on Daniel Sturridge.And Rodgers declared: “Steven Gerrard is peerless in situations like that. He showed brilliant composure. It was a great result. We’ve had to show character to come from behind twice – a brilliant victory.“We raised the intensity and aggression at half-time. We’re disappointed with the second goal we gave away but this team has shown great characteristics mentally.“We conceded two goals – that has been unlike us for a while. We need to eradicate the individual errors. Thankfully we have goals in the team.”More reaction from Craven Cottage to follow.See also:Fulham beaten by Gerrard’s late penaltyRodgers laughs off Mourinho’s ‘little horse’ remark as Liverpool close on ChelseaFulham v Liverpool player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

A brief survey

first_imgPlease take the time to complete this brief survey on South Africa, your opinions are important to us.  All information recorded here is strictly confidential and will be used for research purposes only.  Should you be the lucky winner of one of the prizes, of a US$200 voucher, we will notify you within the next 3 weeks.Brand South Africa is building on its current communication as part of its legacy campaign after the FIFA World Cup event.  We would like you to take a look at a few examples of print communication for brand South Africa.  Please give us your honest thoughts and opinions.Click here to complete the survey (the campaigns can be viewed as part of the survey)View the camapigns in PDF format:Campaign 1Campaign 2Campaign 3Campaign 4last_img

Remembering Samora Machel

first_img18 October 2011 Thousands of South Africans and Mozambicans gathered in Mbuzini in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province on Monday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Mozambique’s first democratic president, Samora Machel. Machel and 33 others, including ministers and officials, died when the former president’s aircraft crashed in the Lebombo Mountains in Mbuzini on 19 October 1986.Plane crash mystery still unsolved Machel was a leader of the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo) which toppled the colonial Portuguese government through guerrilla warfare in 1974. He became the first black president of Mozambique in 1975, and his government accommodated liberation fighters from South Africa and Zimbabwe who were still battling to overthrow the apartheid and Rhodesian governments respectively. The cause of Machel’s plane crash remains a mystery, but it is believed that South Africa’s apartheid government might have had a hand in causing the accident. South African President Jacob Zuma and Mozambican President Armando Emilio Guebuza were joined by Machel’s widow, Graca Machel – now wife of Nelson Mandela – Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza and Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile at the commemoration at the Samora Machel memorial site in Mbuzini on Monday.Africa’s liberation heritage ‘must be passed on’ After laying wreaths and conducting a tour of the museum, Zuma addressed the large crowd gathered at the memorial site, saying Africa’s liberation heritage had to be passed on so that children knew where they came from. “We must tell our children how the heroes of the African continent fought tirelessly, so that they could be able to walk around as free people in the countries of their birth,” Zuma said. “Issues of heritage define who we are, define our history and our future. Let the stories be told, let the monuments be built, not matter how long it takes us. In that way, the deaths of Comrade Samora Machel and scores of other stalwarts will not have been in vain.” South Africa has spent over R11-million upgrading the memorial site, which was built in 1999 and now features a museum, amphitheatre, helipad and improved access roads. The Mbuzini Library, which opened near the site in 2006, offers a collection of books in both English and Portuguese, including books about Mozambique and its history.‘We are paying tribute to a liberator’ Zuma described Machel as an activist for a better life for the people of Africa. “We are paying tribute to a liberator, whose teachings and influence was not only felt in Mozambique but also in the entire southern African region, the continent and beyond.” The President said it was time for both nations to reap the benefits of peace and liberation. “None of us would ever want to go back to a period of conflict and war. A nation that is at peace with itself creates a climate that is conducive to productive economic and social activity, and contributes positively to improvement of the standard of living for its citizens and its neighbours. There is progress in both countries.” Zuma will attend a ceremony to commemorate the plane crash in Mozambique on Wednesday. SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

Vietnam Bans Glyphosate Imports

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development banned the import of glyphosate on Wednesday after a series of legal defeats for Bayer in U.S. civil lawsuits alleging the weed killer caused cancer.Vietnam Director of Plant Protection Hoang Trung said during a news conference on Wednesday the action was taken because glyphosate affects the environment and is harmful to human health.At the end of March, a California jury awarded $80 million to a man with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who had used glyphosate at an animal refuge for nearly 30 years. Last year, another jury in the state awarded $287 million to a groundskeeper with cancer who used the chemical. In all, there are 11,200 lawsuits aimed at glyphosate.Charla Lord, media communications, corporate engagement and preparedness for Bayer, said Vietnam’s decision is likely to hurt both farmers and consumers.“Unfortunately, today’s decision banning glyphosate will not help to improve food security, safety or sustainability in the country,” she said. “Importantly, Bayer is not aware of any new scientific assessment undertaken by the government of Vietnam on which the decision is based. Reportedly, it was driven by developments in litigation taking place in the United States.“This litigation does not change the overwhelming weight of over four decades of extensive science and the conclusions of regulators worldwide that support the safety of glyphosate-based herbicide products.”Lord said EPA, the European Food Safety Authority, as well as regulatory agencies in Canada, Japan, Australia, Korea, Brazil and other countries, “routinely review all approved pesticide products and have consistently reaffirmed” that glyphosate is not carcinogenic.“We have seen the unfortunate impact of denying farmers access to such an essential tool,” she said.Sri Lanka, for example, imposed a glyphosate ban in 2015. The ban was reversed in 2018 after local farmers became vocal about the economic effects to their businesses.OTHER PRODUCTSIn a news release, the Vietnam government said glyphosate is not needed because there are 54 other “safe” herbicide active ingredients. Glyphosate products already in circulation in Vietnam are not affected by the ban. Vietnam imports the vast majority of its agriculture chemicals from China.“In particular, individual organizations have also actively registered for herbicides containing new-generation active ingredients, which are bio-effective and safe to replace glyphosate,” the Vietnam’s MARD said in a news release.U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said the decision will have “devastating impacts” on agricultural production worldwide.“This ban flies in the face of that scientific evidence,” Perdue said in a statement on Thursday.“Vietnam also needs to look at the potential ramifications for its own farmers. In addition to the immediate effect of slowing the development of Vietnamese agricultural production, there’s the very real risk that Vietnam’s farmers will turn to unregulated, illegal chemical products in place of glyphosate.”Agricultural crops genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate have greatly expanded the use of the chemistry since 1996. Glyphosate also is used in forestry, urban, lawn and garden applications. Bayer also had glyphosate in its portfolio before acquiring Monsanto.That broad use has drawn worldwide attention to the herbicide and to its safety.Though glyphosate was developed by Monsanto, it is off-patent and sold by many agriculture companies as one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. It came to market in 1974 under Monsanto’s Roundup label for control of perennial and annual weeds in non-crop and industrial areas. In 2018, California regulators failed in an attempt to label glyphosate products as “known to cause cancer.”In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a World Health Organization agency, concluded glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic.”IARC came under fire as a result of its broad declarations about what is carcinogenic in summary reports the IARC calls “monographs.” The agency, for instance, drew scorn in 2015 for a monograph classifying processed red meats such as bacon as carcinogenic.The IARC’s glyphosate finding set off a series of reactions. The EPA released and retracted a report refuting the IARC’s conclusion in 2015.At the end of December 2017, the EPA announced in its draft risk assessment of glyphosate that the herbicide is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.At the end of November 2017, the European Union approved a five-year extension of glyphosate’s use.Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(BAS/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests trade

first_imgIrving has three years and $60 million remaining on his contract. He can opt out of the final year prior to the 2019-20 season while James could opt out after next seasonSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim PFL: Meralco tries to bounce back from heavy losscenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Irving’s agent, Jeff Wechsler, did not specifically confirm a trade request in comments to Cleveland.com.“We met with Cavs’ leadership and we discussed many different scenarios in reference to Kyrie and his future with the team,” Wechsler said. “There were a bunch of scenarios, and I’m not going to discuss anything that was said. I don’t know where this is coming from.”Irving was the top overall NBA Draft pick in 2011 after one season at Duke University.Cleveland recorded losing records in his first three seasons before James returned.The Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals each of the past three seasons, falling to the Warriors in 2015, beating them in 2016 and surrendering the title to them in June.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES View comments Cleveland.com then cited two sources as saying the 25-year-old Irving told Gilbert he wanted to escape James’s shadow and be the focal point of a team.The news comes shortly after Irving told Sports Illustrated that the Cavaliers were “in a peculiar place” in the wake of their NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSince then, the Cavaliers’ have endured an awkward off-season. No replacement has been named for general manager David Griffin, who departed when the two sides failed to reach a contract extension.James has reportedly voiced concern about the team’s future, fueling speculation that he might leave his hometown club a second time. He famously departed in 2010 for Miami, won two titles and led the Heat to four finals in four years, then returned to the Cavaliers. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Kyrie Irving #2 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after a play in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPCleveland point guard Kyrie Irving has requested a trade, shocking Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, reports said Friday.ESPN, citing unnamed sources, first reported that the Australian-born US point guard told team owner Dan Gilbert last week that he wanted to be traded.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Answers to 31 Social Media Questions You’re Too Shy to Ask

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Social media moves at the speed of light, so if you’re just getting started now, there are conceivably tons of nuances you may have missed. Many people seek out sketchy or outdated Google results instead of asking someone, because they feel these are things they should already know the answer to. Well we think that’s just not the best approach, so we compiled a list of those simple social media questions that people seem pretty timid to ask and are providing you the answers so you never again have to perform a panicked Google search or blindly nod your head in agreement during a marketing meeting.Answers to Your Google+ Questions1.) Where do I go to create a Google+ business page?Visit http://plus.google.com/pages/create to get started, and remember that you need a Google account to set up a page. Find more detailed instructions here.2.) What is the difference between a Google+ Page and a Google+ Profile?A Google+ Profile is for people, while a Google+ Page is for an entity (like your business!).3.) Can I add multiple page administrators?At this time, no. Until this functionality is added, a workaround is creating a team Gmail email address like [email protected] and using this to create your Google+ page. That way, multiple people on your team have access and management of your page is not limited to one person.4.) What is Direct Connect?Direct Connect allows searchers to immediately find a Google+ Page in Google search and add it to their Google+ Circles by searching +brandname. Right now, not all Google+ Pages that apply for Direct Connect functionality are given it, but everyone can and should make their page eligible so they are ready when functionality rolls out to everyone.5.) How do I become eligible for Direct Connect?The easiest way is to add your website link to your Google+ Page and add a snippet of code to your site, explained in more detail on Google’s support site.6.) Can my Google+ Page add people to Circles or +1 content?It depends. If someone mentions you or adds you to their Circles first, then your Google+ Page can Circle them. Otherwise, you cannot add people to your Google+ Page Circles. As for +1’ing content, no, you cannot +1 content as a Google+ Page.7.) Can I add someone to more than once Circle?You sure can!8.) What’s an Extended Circle?Extended Circles refer to your Circles’ Circles, so content a Google+ user shares with their extended circles will also appear in the incoming stream of people from whom they are one degree removed. Only Profiles can share via Extended Circles though — not Pages.9.) Can all business pages participate in a Google+ Hangout, and is there an attendee limit? Yes, all business pages can make use of the Google+ Hangout feature, but unfortunately the limit is 9 people for almost everyone. Google+ is experimenting with a feature called Hangouts on Air that will remedy this problem and allow people who aren’t participating to simply watch the Hangout, but it is not available yet.10.) Do Google+ Pages and posts appear in search results?Yes, both the pages and posts appear in search results, which is why integrating Google+ into your social media strategy can also help your SEO. Google continues to roll out more ways in which Google+ is integrated into search results, with four new developments in just the past few weeks.Answers to Your Twitter Questions11.) Can I change my Twitter username?Yes, you can! Simply go to the ‘Account’ tab on Twitter, and you’ll see a field to change your username. Doing this will not wipe out your tweets or followers.12.) Should I follow back everyone who follows me? There is not an established industry best practice on this, but let’s throw down a definitive answer on whether you should follow someone on Twitter. No, you should not follow back everyone who follows you. However, if that person provides useful or interesting tweets, you should absolutely follow them. Also, keep in mind that being stingy with your follow-backs makes you look…well…stingy. And that’s not a good look on anyone.13.) What is a #hashtag, and how do I use it?A #hashtag is a way to organize topics and make them easier to filter in Twitter search results. For example, HubSpot uses the hashtag #HoHoHubspot in holiday tweets to indicate the tweet is holiday related, to make it easier for people to find our holiday content on Twitter, and so they can also tag inbound marketing related holiday content in tweets of their own. Using #hashtags is also a great idea for online and offline events, so people at the event and those not in attendance can follow the conversations happening around the event.14.) How do I use an @reply?An @reply is a public message sent from one Twitter user to another. You can do this by putting another user’s Twitter username after @ somewhere within the body of the tweet. A user’s @mentions will appear in the tab @username on that user’s homepage. Again, this is not private, so don’t say anything you’re not comfortable saying to the world!15.) How do I use a direct message (DM)?If you need to message another Twitter user in a more private way than the @reply allows, opt for a direct message. These can be sent by clicking the Message link, or typing D Username into the “What’s Happening” field. Think of this as Twitter email.16.) What is a TweetChat?Also known as a Twitter Chat, a TweetChat is a conversation that happens on Twitter during a pre-designated date and time, usually centered around an industry topic and aggregated through use of a #hashtag. For example, HubSpot hosts tweet chats around marketing topics like search engine optimization with the hashtag #InboundChat.17.) How do I personalize a retweet?You can quickly retweet (RT) someone else’s tweet by clicking the arrows on the bottom of that tweet, but unfortunately, this doesn’t let you personalize the tweet. Instead, perform a manual retweet in four steps by copying the tweet and username, replacing the username with an @reply, typing RT at the front, and adding in your commentary.18.) What are Twitter Lists, and how do I use them?Twitter Lists let you group together the tweet streams of people you’re most interested in. Create a new list, name it according to those you’ll add, and simply input their Twitter usernames to create a more targeted stream of content. These can be private or public, so others can also follow your lists.19.) How do I find people to follow?Your follow list will grow organically over time, but the ‘Who to Follow’ feature on Twitter is a great place to start if you need suggestions. Type in industry keywords and keywords related to topics that interest you. You can also search for the names of people in your industry that you know to see who they are following.20.) What are Favorites and how do I use them?Think of Favorites like Twitter bookmarking. When you hover your mouse over a tweet you want to Favorite, click the star so it becomes yellow. That tweet will appear in your Favorites tab on Twitter, and can be referred back to for useful links, kind comments about you or your company, or important pieces of data.Answers to Your Facebook Questions21.) What’s the difference between a Facebook Profile and a Facebook Page?As with Google+, a Facebook Profile is for a person, while a Facebook Page is for an entity, like your company.22.) Oops, I set up a profile instead! Can I transfer it to a page?Yes, Facebook released a Profile to Business Page Migration Tool this year that lets you do this without losing followers or alerting them of the change. However, your page content and photos are not migrated over. If you have fewer than 100 friends, you also have the option to rename your business page.23.) When I set up my Facebook Page, can it have more than one administrator?Yes, as long as each administrator has their own Facebook account. Go to ‘Applications,’ then select ‘Page Manager’ to add someone else as a page administrator.24.) How do I claim my page’s vanity URL?First, you need to have at least 25 Likes (fans) for your page. Once you reach this milestone, go to http://facebook.com/username, click ‘Select a Username,’ enter your desired username, press ‘Check Availability,’ and confirm your username once you find the one you like.25.) What exactly does the ‘Talking About This’ number on my page measure?’Talking About This’ can be found under the number of Likes on your Facebook Page, and it measures user-initiated activity related to that page. This includes things like: posting to your wall, liking your content, commenting on your content, sharing your posts, sharing content on your page, sharing or mentioning your page, or checking in with you.26.) What’s the pricing structure for paid Facebook Ads?Facebook Ads run slightly different than Google’s PPC ads. Facebook will let you choose a CPM model, in which you pay per thousand ad impressions, or a CPC model, in which you pay for clicks. Click-through rate on Facebook ads is usually low, so a CPC model will likely be the least expensive.Answers to Your LinkedIn Questions 27.) Can I customize the anchor text in the ‘Websites’ section of my profile? How?Yes, and you should, because inbound links to your website with good anchor text drive more traffic. To do so, click ‘Edit’ next to the ‘Website’ field on your profile, and select ‘Other’ in the dropdown menu to customize the anchor text.28.) Can I message people on LinkedIn if we’re not connected?You can only message people if you have a first degree connection with them or you hold a Premium (paid) account. If you do have a Premium Account, you can do it using OpenLink if the user you’re attempting to message allows it.29.) How can I see who is viewing my profile?You can only see who is viewing your profile if you let them see when you view theirs. To allow this, click ‘Settings’ and select “See what others see when you’ve viewed their profile.”30.) How do I activate status updates for my Company Page?From your Company Page, click ‘Edit’ under ‘Admin Tools.’ If checked, uncheck the box that says “All employees with a valid email registered to the company domain.” Then select the ‘Designated Users Only’ button, and designate who you would like to be an admin under ‘Manage Admins.’ Only the people you designate as admins will be able to administrate the status updates on your Company Page.31.) How do I pull in my blog’s RSS feed to my LinkedIn Company Page?Blog feeds can be added to Company Pages via an app called Blog Link. More LinkedIn apps are available in the LinkedIn Apps section of the Learning Center, including a tweet app, a poll app, and a SlideShare app, all of which are excellent additions to turn your LinkedIn company page into an inbound marketing machine.What simple social media questions have you always wanted an answer to? Share questions and answers to your burning questions in a judgment free zone!Image credit: Andréias, Bruce Clay, Inc, topgold, dearanxiety, ekelly89 Topics: Originally published Dec 7, 2011 2:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Social Medialast_img read more