Don’t always blame the clock for a lack of change

Latest insights, case studies and news from agencies, tech vendors, freelancers and other organisations. The marketing sector can be a complicated place as new marketing tools and techniques are launched, almost on a weekly basis. Powered by The Drum Network, this regular column invites The Drum Network’s members to demystify the marketing trade and offer expert insight and opinion on what is happening in the marketing industry today that can help your business tomorrow. As the seemingly never-ending debate on the role and relevance of agencies in today’s marketing mix roars on, it’s natural for agency side individuals not in the senior management of their agency to feel vulnerable and disempowered. Paradoxically, I also get a sense that if you’re not someone running the agency you can also feel strangely u’nimpacted’ as you aren’t to blame for a larger failing to remain relevant. A feeling of diminished responsibility seems to be common, a sense of just being a small cog in a large analogue clock that’s attempting to keep time. Blame the clock not the cog. There are numerous reasons why clients switched to a default setting of using an agency in the past. You ...

Injured Drivers Say ‘Popping’ Headrests Caused Concussions

A number of drivers are coming forward with claims their car headrests — and maybe millions of others — have a serious safety issue and should be recalled. “Come apart” is what Alger says the headrest did while he was driving to work one morning. He says the headrest suddenly burst open. “All of a sudden, I felt a hit in the back of the head,” he said. “I was freaked out a little.  I was like, ‘What, is somebody in the car?’ And I looked back.  There was nobody back there. There were no cars behind me.” “I started feeling nauseous,” he said. “I had a headache and everything. I ended up going to the ER. I had a concussion.” Alger has company. Laura Baca told our NBC Responds colleagues in Los Angeles she was parked in her 2014 Chrysler Town and Country van when the headrest spontaneously burst open. “It hurt really bad,” Baca said. “I was just sitting there on the phone, and all of a sudden I got hit in the back of the head, and it pushed me completely forward.” NBC Bay Area searched the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s complaint database and found doz...

New recommendation aside, keep taking calcium and vitamin D, local experts say | Health

Vitamin D pills are displayed, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it isn’t the “we need more” news you might expect. Instead, they say there’s an epidemic of needless testing and too many people taking too many pills for a deficiency that very few people truly have. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) While an expert panel recently favored exercise over calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent falls and fractures , a pair of Creighton University researchers say most people should still take their daily doses. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued new recommendations last month advocating exercise, such as supervised classes and physical therapy, for adults 65 and older who are at increased risk of falling. The task force gave a low grade, however, to taking calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent falls and fractures. In fact, the group recommended against supplements in lower doses to prevent fractures in postmenopausal women and against vitamin D at any dose to prevent falls in older adults. The group also said it needs better research to recommend for or against using calcium and vitamin D supple...

Independence Day events, June 29-July 7, 2019 | News

Sun and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 91F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.. The Blue Ridge High School marching band marches in the 2018 Champaign County Freedom Celebration parade near State Farm Center in Champaign. The Blue Ridge High School marching band marches in the 2018 Champaign County Freedom Celebration parade near State Farm Center in Champaign. Arthur Freedom Celebration. All day, downtown and Jurgens Park. Craft shows, food and Freedom Parade at 2 p.m., downtown. Activities at park include music, skydivers, powered parachutes and food vendors, with fireworks at dusk. Call 217-543-2242 or visit arthuril.us. Ice Cream and Independence. Frozen yogurt served at 5 p.m. Saturday on Park Avenue, right outside the Virginia Theatre (203 W. Park, C) before the 7 p.m. ‘Celebrating Our American Heritage’ concert inside. Join Brian Barnhart and WDWS in celebrating Independence Day in style with the best in American music performed by the Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band, featuring Nathan Gunn. Tickets $9-$15, free for military veterans and active duty service members. Call 217-356-9063 or visit thevirginia.org. Fireworks at Gao Grotto. Gates open at 4...

Best deer spotting lights to buy in 2019 – deer spotting lights Reviews

If you are looking to pick a decent deer spotting lights then there are three things that you need to look out for. We will cover them in this post and also give you an overview on where to find the best deals. That being said, if you choose any random deer spotting lights, there are possibilities of facing some of the serious issues which can come from choosing the wrong product. amzn_assoc_placement = “adunit0″; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = “newsnefty-20″; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = “search”; amzn_assoc_ad_type = “smart”; amzn_assoc_marketplace = “amazon”; amzn_assoc_region = “US”; amzn_assoc_title = “Shop Best deer spotting lights on Amazon”; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = “deer spotting lights”; amzn_assoc_default_category = “All”; amzn_assoc_linkid = “168205fb3b70ed46f5a7766565bd367a”; amzn_assoc_search_bar = “true”; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = “top”; You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to find the best deer spotting lights for your purposes. There is a whole range of deer spotting lights and prices that can deliver the fea...

When it comes to guitars, great tone and easy playability are priceless attributes that, unfortunately, come

When it comes to guitars, great tone and easy playability are priceless attributes that, unfortunately, come at a price. • The 10 Best Electric Guitars Under $500 • The 10 Best Electric Guitars Under $2,000 • The 10 Best Electric Guitars for Metal But fear not—a six- (or seven-) string boasting top-notch features doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Below, Guitar World has compiled a list of 10 killer electrics in a variety of styles that all sell for under $1,000. Whether you prefer single- or double-cut, maple or mahogany, fixed bridge or Floyd Rose, or single-coil or humbucker, there’s guaranteed to be a guitar here for you.  Studio rats and road dogs alike will revel in discovering an instrument with the tone, playability and style worthy of being crowned a “number-one axe.” Launch price: $649 | Body: Mahogany w/ maple cap | Neck: Mahogany | Scale: 24.75″ | Fingerboard: Rosewood | Frets: 22 | Pickups: YGD-designed V5 Alnico soapbar single coils (neck and bridge) | Controls: Volume, tone (with push-pull “Dry” switch high-pass filter), 3-way selector | Hardware: Tune-o-matic bridge, aluminum tailpiece | Left-handed: No | Finish: Bowden Green, Black A quick glance at th...

Global Acrylonitrile Market 2019 Ineos, Ascend Performance Materials, Cornerstone, Unigel, AnQore

The “Global Acrylonitrile Market 2018 Research Report” is an extensive Acrylonitrile Market research report contains an introduction on new trends that can guide the businesses performing in the Acrylonitrile industry to understand the market and make the strategies for their business growth accordingly. The Acrylonitrile research report study the market size, Acrylonitrile industry share, key drivers for growth, major segments, and CAGR. Acrylonitrile Well-established international vendors are giving tough competition to new players in the Acrylonitrile market as they struggle with technological development, reliability and quality problems. The Acrylonitrile report will give the answer to questions about the present Acrylonitrile market progresses and the competitive scope, opportunity, Acrylonitrile cost and more. The ‘Worldwide Acrylonitrile Industry, 2018-2025 Market Research Report’ is an efficient and detailed study on the present situation of the Acrylonitrile industry by focusing on the global market. The Acrylonitrile report offers key statistics information on the market situation of the Acrylonitrile manufacturers and is a beneficial source of advice and guidance for...

Study Says Blockage of Cells’ Cleansing System Underlies Silica-linked PF

Exposure to silica dust may trigger pulmonary fibrosis (PF) because silica particles block a self-cleansing process used by cells, termed autophagy, which drives cell death in the lungs, a study using both human cells and mice showed.  Researchers say the findings may improve our understanding of how silica-induced PF emerges, and how molecular targets might reverse it. The study, “Autophagic flux blockage in alveolar epithelial cells is essential in silica nanoparticle-induced pulmonary fibrosis” was published in the journal Cell Death & Disease. In many cases, patients who develop PF had been exposed to inorganic dusts, including asbestos, silica, coal dust, beryllium, or hard metal dusts. Inhalation of tiny silica particles freed up during drilling, crushing, loading, and dumping can cause lung disease, including PF. People with occupations including construction, sandblasting, and mining are particularly at risk. Studies have suggested that silica particles can activate autophagy in alveolar epithelial cells (AECs). Derived from the Greek words meaning “self-eating”, autophagy is a natural mechanism used by cells to deliver malfunctioning or damaged cellular components ...

Standard Arts adorns apartment in David Chipperfield’s The Bryant tower in Manhattan dezeen-logo dezeen-logo

A model unit within David Chipperfield’s new residential tower in Midtown Manhattan has been furnished with whimsical decor and colourful artwork selected by the curatorial firm Standard Arts. The apartment is located on the 24th floor in the 34-storey tower, which is the first condominium building to rise along Bryant Park – an important public space near Times Square. The Bryant also marks British architect David Chipperfield’s first ground-up residential tower in America. Standard Arts, a design and arts curator based in New York and Mexico City, was tasked with furnishing a two-bedroom model unit within the tower. The aim was to present “an exhibition of artwork and contemporary design, curated through an unconventional approach”. “Using architect David Chipperfield’s thoughtful architectural and interior design as the backdrop, the combination of art, furniture and objects appeals to the uniquely curious mind,” Standard Arts said in a project description. L-shaped in plan, the model apartment totals 1,391 square feet (129 square metres). Rooms features walls sheathed in terrazzo, oak herringbone flooring and tall windows with black ...

Global Welded Wire Mesh Panel Market 2019 Dorstener Wire Tech, Gerard Daniel Worldwide, Riverdale Mills Corporation

The “Global Welded Wire Mesh Panel Market 2018 Research Report” is an extensive Welded Wire Mesh Panel Market research report contains an introduction on new trends that can guide the businesses performing in the Welded Wire Mesh Panel industry to understand the market and make the strategies for their business growth accordingly. The Welded Wire Mesh Panel research report study the market size, Welded Wire Mesh Panel industry share, key drivers for growth, major segments, and CAGR. Welded Wire Mesh Panel Well-established international vendors are giving tough competition to new players in the Welded Wire Mesh Panel market as they struggle with technological development, reliability and quality problems. The Welded Wire Mesh Panel report will give the answer to questions about the present Welded Wire Mesh Panel market progresses and the competitive scope, opportunity, Welded Wire Mesh Panel cost and more. The ‘Worldwide Welded Wire Mesh Panel Industry, 2018-2025 Market Research Report’ is an efficient and detailed study on the present situation of the Welded Wire Mesh Panel industry by focusing on the global market. The Welded Wire Mesh Panel report offers key statistics informa...

Can you build a working EM weapon from three microwave ovens? Apparently, yes. Should you do

Can you build a working EM weapon from three microwave ovens? Apparently, yes. Should you do so? Maybe not when the best safety gear you can muster is a metallized Mylar film fetish suit and a Hershey’s Kiss hat. Proving that language need not be a barrier to perfect understanding of bad ideas, the video below tells you all you need to know, even without subtitles in the non-Russian language of your choice. [KREOSAN]’s build is obnoxiously obvious — three magnetrons mounted on a tin can “resonator” with a foil-covered waveguide at the business end. The magnetrons are tickled by a stun-gun that’s powered by a pack of 18650 batteries. The video shows some “experiments”, like lighting up unpowered CFL bulbs from about 15 meters away and releasing the Blue Smoke from the electrical system of a running motor scooter. Assuming they weren’t added in post, the artifacts in the video belie the gun’s lack of shielding for the operator. We doubt any of the ad hoc safety gear would provide any protection from the resulting microwaves, but we also doubt that it matters much when things have gotten this far. We’re not too sure about this one — some of the zapping stunts look a little too conv...

Les Femmes d’Orleans goes ’round the world at ball | Mardi Gras

Les Femmes d’Orleans staged its 11th bal masque Saturday in the Mardi Gras Ballroom of the Copeland Tower Suites and Conference Center. In a series of elaborate tableaux, the ladies of the krewe presented “Les Femmes d’Orleans Tours the World.” Reigning as queen of the ball was Mrs. Rhonda deMonsabert. Reigning as king was Mr. Robert deMonsabert. Maids in her majesty’s court were Ms. Barbara deMonsabert, Mrs. Mercedes Truxillo, Ms. Hope Marie Gaudet and Mrs. Greyce Powell. Junior maids in the court were Misses Madison Genevieve Turcotte, daughter of Mr. Randy Turcotte and Ms. Gina Marie Rivolo; and Emily Grace Schmidt, daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schmidt and daughter of Ms. Shauntelle Schmidt. Ladies-in-waiting were Misses Brianna Marie Maique, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roberto Maique; Harley Bate, daughter of Ms. Tara Bate; and Elle Marie and Emma Marie Russell, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Russell. The princess to her majesty was Miss Braidyn Ashleigh Perrin, daughter of Mr. Mark Perrin and Ms. Gina Marie Rivolo. Pages to his majesty were Masters Larry Lee III and Andrew John Beachler, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Beachler Jr. As queen of...

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