first_imgThe 6th Golden Kela Award held on 29 March, awarded all the worst bollywood performance of 2013 based upon votes. Abhishek Sharma, director of Tere Bin Laden Part 2 who was present there to recieve his last year’s Golden Kela presented the most prestigous award of the evening, the Baawra Ho Gaya Ke award to the perfectionist Aamir Khan for Dhoom 3 for portraying larger than life stunts in the movie.Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala won the Golden Kela for the worst movie award. Ajay Devgan and Sonakshi Sinha managed to take home the Kelas for second time in a row for being the worst actor(male and female) for their acting skills shown in Himmatwala and R..Rajkumar respectively. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Sanjay Leela Bhansali was titled with worst director award for his superhit movie, Goliyon ki Rasleela…Ram Leela. The honour for the worst actor in supporting role (male) went to Aditya Roy Kapoor for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and in the female category it was Deepika, Jacqueline and Amisha (Race 2) bagging the honours for their histrionics. Contributing to the most atrocious lyrics, Sameer for Raghupati Raghav from Krrish 3 earned the Golden Kela where the most irritating song title was given to Party All Night from Boss. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixA number of special awards were also presented like the Dara Singh Award for the Worst Accent  which was won by Deepika Padukone for Chennai Express, Aakhir Kyun Award to  Priyanka Chopra for trying to look cool in her music video Exotic, Rajshri Award for Most Regressive Film of the Year  went to Ranjhanaa, Why Are You Still Trying Award to Shahid Kapoor for R…Rajkumar, and Aap Yahaan Aaye Kisliye Award to Uday Chopra with a special tribute to his career that never started.Apart from this, some of the last years’ movie also managed to bag home the Anti Kela Awards like Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 2, Go Goa Gone, The Lunchbox and Shahid for actually making sense and giving the movies audience some respite.last_img read more


first_img Brought to you by SCORE Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 6 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. December 6, 2005 Enroll Now for Free 5 Tips about Electronic ContractsTake note: federal law now makes electronic contracts and electronic signatures as legal and enforceable as those on paper.Consider what advantages e-contracts might have for your business. Some companies will be able to conduct their business entirely on line, often with great savings.Be aware that if you start using e-contracts, you have to let customers know whether paper contracts are available and what fees might apply for the paper agreements.Proceed with caution. The law doesn’t define what an electronic signature is, and e-signature technology is still evolving.Visit this website for more information: the American Bar Association , a site that specializes in legal issues.5 Tips for Ensuring Your Customers’ PrivacyUnderstand that protecting customers’ privacy is essential to maintaining and increasing sales and profits online.Develop a privacy policy, post it on your website, and live by your policy. For guidelines, visit these websites: www.privacyalliance.org and www.privacyrights.org .Put top-notch security systems in place to make sure customer data isn’t lost, misused, altered or stolen.Require that third parties with whom you deal provide similar data security.Don’t provide personal information collected from customers to third parties unless you have explicit permission from the customers to do so.5 Tips for Improving Your WebsiteVisit the sites of other companies to find out what you like and dislike. Do some sites seem to “work” while others don’t?Decide what objectives you want your site to meet. Do you want it to be fun, funny, educational, “cool,” or all of those things?Consider your corporate culture and your company image. Your site should support both.Design or re-design the site to meet your objectives. Unless you have a real expert on staff, hire a consulting firm to do the job.Get feedback. Ask customers how your site can be made more useful to them, and keep making improvements.5 Tips for Marketing Your WebsiteThink strategically. Your website should be a part of your overall marketing plan.Choose a ebsite address (URL) that’s intuitive and easy to remember. Your company’s name (if it’s short) or the name of your main product might work well.Put your web address on all your printed material, including business cards, letterhead, press releases and invoices. Include it in all your advertising.Don’t forget offline media and traditional publicity techniques. Send news releases promoting your site to newspapers, broadcasters, and magazines.Speak at conferences and trade shows, and write informative articles for trade publications. When you do, mention your web address.5 Tips for Getting Noticed OnlineGet your website listed on major search engines, such as Google or Yahoo! Two sites, Search Engine Watch at www.searchenginewatch.com and the Web Marketing Info Center at www.wilsonweb.com/webmarket , offer guidance.Join a “banner exchange,” and trade advertising banners with other websites. Look under “banner exchange” on search engines.Visit sites similar to or related to yours and offer to exchange links with them.Write useful articles for other sites and include your web address.Get more online marketing help from such sites as www.zdnet.com/eweek/ , workz.com and www.bcentral.com .5 Tips on Getting Closer to Customers with TechnologyUse your website to build solid, trusting relationships with customers. Trust helps bring customers back.Enhance communication with customers. Some small business CEOs put their e-mail address on the company website so customers can contact them directly.Don’t forget the basics: Post your company’s address and phone number on your website.Remember that the internet is educating your customers and making them smarter buyers. Keep pace with their knowledge.Respond to e-mails promptly.5 Tips for Managing Virtual RelationshipsMake sure you’re up to speed. Good hardware, software and training are the tools you need to make virtual relationships work.Structure your workday so information can be easily shared, discussed and exchanged.Don’t let the technology get in the way. If e-mail technology isn’t working, quickly default to the phone or a letter.Remember, people do business with people–not machines. Always keep up with your networking contacts.You’ll need another set of skills when you use nontraditional means to communicate: writing must be concise and thoughts must be closely linked.5 Tips on Meeting the Demand for SpeedRealize that the swiftest competitor, not necessarily the smartest, is often the winner in today’s marketplace. Speed is increasingly of the essence, no matter what business you’re in.Respond to sales leads quickly. One small business requires staff members to follow up within the hour, by e-mail, fax or phone.Get comfortable with rapid, strategic decision-making. Five-year planning horizons are out the window.Compress your timetables. One internet startup rolled out its expansion efforts in a reduced-time span of 45 days instead of the originally planned year, beating out competitors.Make speed a part of your corporate culture. Reward employees’ swiftness with stock options, bonuses or other perks.5 Tips on Running a WebsiteFind ways to attract customers. Link up with a variety of search engines so when potential customers are searching for your product, they’ll find your company listed.Make it easy for people to “navigate” your site. Hire a good website designer.Help customers trust you. Provide information on the company’s history, mission, and values.Enable customers to get in touch with you easily–via e-mail, phone and regular mail–and respond promptly.Provide top customer service along with the speed and good prices technology offers. Think about how you’ll keep customers coming back.5 Tips for Taking Your Small Business OnlineYour product line should be able to be delivered economically and conveniently through the mail or over the internet.The web allows you to market to customers outside your geographical location. Your product should appeal to people nation–or–continent-wide.Compare new “technology” costs to current bricks and mortar costs, e.g: rent, labor, inventory and printing costs.Realize that the internet levels the playing ground–you can look like a big company with a great website.Draw visitors to your site cheaply. Establish and grow alliances that’ll hotlink to your site for free.5 Tips to See Whether Your Website Is Up to SnuffSimple, clear and fast–think of your homepage as a billboard. Tell them exactly what they need to know up front.Leave plenty of white space around text. A simple font on a light background works best. Separate wide blocks of text into columns.Sub-headings make for quick reading. Make sure pages are easily skimmed.Let your best customers sing your praises. Display their testimonials prominently on your site.After each update, click through your entire site. Mistakes or broken links will only send visitors away.Brought to you by SCORE , “Counselors to America’s Small Business.”last_img read more


first_imgMarch 12, 2004One of Paolo Soleri’s Special Assemblies is selected as part of a collection of permanent sculptures for Skyharbor Airport in Phoenix. [Photo: Chris Olinger & Text: sa]One of Paolo Soleri’s Special Assemblies is selected as part of a collection of permanent sculptures for Skyharbor Airport in Phoenix. [Photo: Chris Olinger & Text: sa] The bell assembly is mounted between escalators for incoming travelers in the International Terminal. [Photo: Chris Olinger & Text: sa]last_img


first_imgTata Communications has signed a video contribution and distribution agreement with iStreamPlanet, designed to enable both companies to provide multiscreen, live linear streaming services for content owners, aggregators and distributors around the world.The agreement combines video transport over Tata Communications’ fibre optic cable ring around the world, via its Video Connect and Satellite delivery services with iStreamPlanet’s live video workflow service, reaching over 300 media hotspots across 125 cities globally.Using Tata Communications’ global network architecture, customers can transport live video feeds to iStreamPlanet’s live video workflow service, from over 300 locations worldwide, using Tata Communications’ global MPLS network supported by its undersea fibre optic ring.Sameer Kanse, business head of Tata Communications’ Media Services said, “This agreement enhances the video service offerings for both Tata Communications and iStreamPlanet. Our strength in acquisition and distribution of video for multiscreen OU [occasional use] such as sports events and live linear, coupled with iStreamPlanet’s expertise in streaming video makes it a compelling value proposition for media organisations. By offering end-to-end management, we are providing the platform for customers to gain new business opportunities in emerging markets.”last_img read more