The Secret to Building Your Blog: Think of It Like a Job Search

first_imgSo you started a blog, you’ve been writing good posts for a few months, and you still don’t have the traction you want — subscriptions, comments and inbound links are all below your targets. What can you do to build your blog? Follow conventional wisdom, and focus harder on writing great posts? Bad idea. Instead, think of the process like a job search. If you were looking for a job, would you focus exclusively on improving your skills? Or would you be pounding the pavement, looking for new opportunities while you’re improving your skills? When you’re looking for a job, you need to be aggressive about getting in front of the right people — only you can’t be so aggressive that you annoy people. You need to find the same balance when you’re building your blog. You need to share posts on Learn how to build your business blog into an inbound marketing machine. (1) Network — Facebook Originally published Jun 5, 2009 7:40:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 (2) Spread the Word — Blogs are no different. Just as you wouldn’t sit back and wait for employers to offer you a job, you shouldn’t sit back and wait for readers to find your blog. Webinar: Advanced Business Blogging Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack and make sure all your friends and contacts know you’re blogging. But you can’t overwhelm or bore them. A good way to handle this balance is to use these channels for more than just broadcasting your blog. to learn how to create a thriving blog.center_img If you’re looking for a job, a good way to get your foot in the door or get noticed is to do a high-profile project — maybe an event, a video or a software application — that gets attention. In the blog world high profile, potentially controversial posts are a good way to get attention. Try publishing something that’s a little spicy that people will react to. If it’s well-written and thoughtful, people will pass it around, more people will be exposed to your blog, and it will grow. Twitter Bloggers understand the value of a link, so they’re usually willing to do an interview in order to get some exposure and a link back to their site. Find prominent bloggers in your industry and ask them for an email interview. People are far more apt to do an email interview than a guest post because it’s an easier format. Instead of coming up with their own original article, they’re just responding to your questions. When you publish the interview, send them the link and encourage them to spread it via their own channels. To help you get started, here are five specific steps you can take to pound the pavement for your blog: Find high-quality, high-traffic blogs related to your industry that are willing to accept guest posts and write a post or two for them. Assuming they’re willing to include a prominent link back to your blog, this is a great way to introduce new people to your blog and build subscribers. Be careful not to commit to too many guest posts, because you’ll start to get fewer new subscribers after a few posts. What do you think? What am I missing on this list? (3) Guest Posts — (4) Email Interviews With Prominent Bloggers — Download the free webinar (5) Grab Attention — When you’re looking for a job, you talk to old friends, attend industry events, show up at community meetups, scan LinkedIn for potential connections and build relationships on Twitter. It’s not much different when you’re looking for readers for your blog. You go to Google Blog Search, Technorati, Twitter Grader and Twitter Search and type in the keywords for your industry. Figure out who in your industry you respect, who the influencers are, and make connections with them. Comment on their posts and, when it adds value, include links to your posts in the comments. Write posts on your blog that respond to their posts. Mention them in your posts. Above all, do you what you can to build relationships and get them to notice that you’re creating thoughtful, interesting content on your blog. andlast_img read more

Social Media Lead Nurturing Debuts, And Other Marketing Stories of the Week

first_img Topics: Inbound Marketing Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Jun 9, 2012 9:00:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Gather round, inbound marketers. I have a story for you.Actually, I have like 5 stories for you. But I didn’t write any of them — these are the best stories from around the interwebs this week that you may have missed. Which is totally understandable, because holy cow do people pump out a lot of content these days (that’s good though; keep doing that inbound marketers).Without further ado, here are the inbound marketing stories that tickled my fancy this week, and I think will help us all be better inbound marketers. And as always, share your own favorite industry stories with us in the comments!HootSuite Partners With HubSpot to Offer Social Media Lead NurturingI had to start with this one, because it is so cool! We all use social media to generate traffic and leads; we spend time and effort nurturing those leads to become customers; then we rely on closed-loop reporting to tell us how we did. Wouldn’t it be great if all those activities were more integrated though, and you could actually monitor your very own leads’ activity in social media so you can nurture them right then and there? You bet your buttons it would be — which is why we at HubSpot partnered with HootSuite to make that possible. Read more about the partnership in this blog post!LinkedIn’s Security Woes Pour Salt on Social Media’s Exposed Wounds From MarketingPilgrimBy now you probably know about LinkedIn’s security breach in which 65 million passwords were leaked. If not, well, go change your password and then come back.Everything good?Awesome. Frank Reed at MarketingPilgrim took the coverage a step further with an insightful assessment of the state of the social media security union. He believes security is at the crux of social media’s success … and you can read the post to learn why some current social media giants should invest in it lest they meet an eventual demise.Google Finally Takes a Clear Stance on Mobile SEO Practices From Search Engine LandWe’ve talked a lot about the importance of investing in mobile marketing; and I think most inbound marketers are already sold on how critical a strong organic search presence is. This article from Barry Schwartz helps us bridge the gap between the two with his report on Google’s official stance on mobile SEO. It’s not that the topic of mobile SEO hasn’t been covered before — but this time, it comes straight from the horse’s mouth.The 2012 Shopping Behavior Insights Study From Parago Marketers waffle back and forth on what really motivates shoppers to buy. If you have a great brand experience, will that trump cheaper prices from a competitor? Just how much of a role do coupons and discounts play in the buyer’s decision-making process? Their importance may be bigger than you think (they were bigger than I anticipated, at least). Take a look at that and other insights in Parago’s newly published study with data-backed insights on shoppers’ behaviors.Don’t Like Snake Oil? Stop Buying It From SEOmozTo be clear, SEOmoz isn’t selling snake oil. That header is a tad misleading. (On a side note, maybe we should start adding commas into these headings … well, next week is another week.)Now that that’s cleared up, Dr. Pete at SEOmoz comes to the defense of SEOs everywhere who have been given a bad name, usually by people who don’t really know what SEO is. Or, by all those grey- and black-hat people who call themselves legitimate SEOs (tsk, tsk). This post tells everyone who practices SEO how to stop feeding into the stereotype by being well-informed and learning how to work well with clients and bosses who are demanding results in the SERPs.What else happened in marketing this week that we should know about?Image credit: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchiveslast_img read more

Dear HubSpot: I Have to Market My New Business. Where Do I Start?

first_img Business Blogging Dear HubSpot is a weekly column that we do to answer people’s most burning questions about inbound. If you want to submit a question to be answered, click here. This week, we hear from an entrepreneur who is just starting his own company and wondering where to focus his marketing efforts in the very beginning. Dear HubSpot,I’ve got an excellent business idea for a career consulting service. I’ve already set up a webpage and social media profiles, but how do I ACTUALLY start marketing it? With only one Like on Facebook and two followers on Twitter, do I need to buy advertisements? If so, which ones? It’s just me and my buddy running the company so far, and we’re not sure which steps to take first to gain some traction online. We need a little direction because we don’t know where to start. We’d appreciate your help!Sincerely,Starting From Scratch in San AntonioHey SSSA,First of all, great job taking initiative on your business idea by setting up your website and social media accounts. Execution is what differentiates a great thinker from an entrepreneur. We’re hoping your two Twitter followers aren’t your parents ;). I’m kidding, but even if they were, everyone starts somewhere — and you’re right in saying your top priority right now should be building and growing your online presence.To help you get your marketing efforts off the ground, I’ve written up a short to-do list for you. Each step is in order. You mentioned advertising, for example — you’ll soon notice that advertising is step three in your to-do list, so don’t be tempted to jump right in to that right now. Without further ado …Your to-do list, in order:Step 1: Make a list of relevant keywords.Before you build the house, you need to lay the foundation — and for your brand, that foundation is the keyword list that you’ll use to write the content of your website, blog, and social media posts. It’s important that you come up with these keywords first so you don’t find yourself stuffing your content with keywords later, which can look forced and unnatural, and even get you penalized by search engines.The best search engine optimization (SEO) strategy is to focus the copy of your website on key phrases or topics that are important to people who will end up buying from you and relevant to what you are selling. Start with a topic close to the core of your business that you really want to rank well for on search engines — for you, it might be “career development.” Then, put yourself in the shoes of your potential customers. What would they search for on Google, Bing, or Yelp that would bring them to your website? What questions or challenges might they have that you can help address? Some ideas that come to mind are “resume examples,” “how to get a promotion,” or “how to get a job in new york city.” As you can see, keywords can be words, phrases, sentences, and partial sentences — it’s basically anything someone might type into a search engine. Brainstorm a list of 40-50 keywords and phrases to start.Once you have these keywords, it’s time to start creating content for your website based on those keywords to increase the likelihood of potential customers finding you on search. Which brings me to Step 2 …Step 2: Set up a blog and start writing blog posts.Once you’ve researched the keywords that are important to your audience, create a blog and write blog posts based on those keywords. This will help you increase the odds of getting found on search engines because each new post you create gives you another opportunity to be indexed. For your audience, blog post topics could be “8 Myths About Cover Letters Every College Graduate Should Know” or “How To Get Into Finance Without a Business Degree.” (Get blog post topic ideas from our Blog Topic Generator.)Over time, your blog will drive traffic to your website, help you convert traffic into leads (if you’ve placed calls-to-action on your blog posts — which you should do), help you establish authority, and drive long-term business results. (You can learn more about the benefits of business blogging here.)But slow and steady wins the race — and blogging does require patience. Don’t expect to see success overnight since you’re just starting out. Did you know that HubSpot started blogging before we even had a product? It took 12 to 18 months for us to see results from our blogging efforts, but it’s definitely paid off in the long term. As long as you blog consistently (at least twice per week, but the more the better), you will see that long-term payout. When you’re ready to set up your blog, this post on how to set up business blogs will be a great resource.Step 3: Use PPC advertising as a supplement.Notice that PPC (pay-per-click) advertising is #3 on the list, not #1. No matter how big your budget is, you should focus on content creation and SEO first, and then start using PPC to amplify those efforts. PPC will help you much get quicker returns on your blogging efforts, but those quick returns cost money and you have to keep paying for them to keep seeing the returns (unlike blogging itself, where your finished posts keep working for you over time).But a little PPC is good for getting some traffic to your website and blog right away when no one really knows who you are — it might even help you rank a little bit faster on search engines.To create your PPC advertising plan, follow the five steps in our introductory guide to PPC for startup marketers. When you’re ready to make PPC ads, check out this post on how to make PPC ads people will actually click on.Step 4: Use social media as a distribution channel.Working on your social media strategy is the next step, and it looks like you’ve already created those accounts. The first question you should ask yourself is, which social networking sites do your potential customers spend time? If you want to market to college students or recent college graduates, you might spend more time on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. If you want to market to older professionals with 10+ years experience, you should focus on LinkedIn and Twitter first.Once you’ve picked two or three channels to focus your social media marketing efforts, optimize those profiles. Include a short bio and a link in your profile, find influencers and follow and engage with them, reply to other users, and start sharing that awesome content you created in step two. Do not buy random followers or Likes! It won’t help your business and it’s a waste of time. Your social media accounts are only valuable if your followers are actually interested in you.Finally, don’t make the common startup mistake of promoting your consulting service too much. Remember, people don’t know about your product or service at this point — but they do have career problems they want to solve. Offer what people are interested in, and they’re more likely to click on and engage with your posts. The 80/20 rule is a great way start: 80% of the content you post to social media should be helpful and valuable to your audience, and 20% can be self-promotional.One last word of wisdom: Move and learn quickly. Experiment a lot — do more of what works, and eliminate what doesn’t. Remember that everything can change on a dime.Best of luck with your business!Sincerely,Got a specific question about inbound you’d like answered? Submit it here. You may be featured in a future blog post (complete with your special pen name, of course).  Originally published Jun 20, 2014 6:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! 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9 Examples of Extraordinary Infographics From 2014

first_img Originally published Oct 28, 2014 6:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Topics: Infographics This post originally appeared on the Insiders section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Insiders.Done right, infographics are powerful tools that marry intuitive design with compelling data. They’re intended to present information quickly and clearly — but often, they fall flat. How do you make sure yours doesn’t? While there’s no specific formula for creating a viral infographic, you can pick up some tips by looking at successful infographics.To help show you what makes a great infographic, here are a few delightful examples from 2014. Some are funny, some more serious, but one thing is for sure: Each of these examples is equally inspiring. From static to animated, interactive to responsive, let’s take a look into some fascinating infographics from this past year.Static InfographicsA common form of infographics today is static infographics. While these pieces aren’t clickable and moveable, they still present a set of data in an easy-to-digest format. Here are a couple of great examples:1) Creative RoutinesUsing data gathered by Mason Currey that compares routines and daily rituals of hundreds of creatives, Info We Trust designed a selection of the creative routines. The differences in routines from creative greats like Beethoven and Dickens are both amazing to know and see visualized.2) 2014 Green Bay Packers Football ScheduleIt’s not a secret that sports and data go hand-in-hand, which is why many sports teams are starting to visualize their data with infographics. Here was a fun infographic take on the Green Bay Packers’ 2014 schedule by Statographics.Animated InfographicsFrom adding subtle animation to an otherwise static piece to creating videos with moving parts, using animation can be a key part in helping illustrate different ideas and data sets.3) 42 Butterflies of North AmericaSometimes simplicity can be key when dealing with visualizing data, as we can see here in this animated chart of butterfly species of North America created by Eleanor Lutz. The moving butterfly animations help add the perfect amount of “life” into this simple and beautiful piece.Interactive InfographicsTo quote our latest ebook, Why Interactive Infographics?, “concise text, precise design and logical graphics assemble to make better sense of raw data. Simple as that. With the internet, we can add now add interactivity to what once were unchanging representations of information.” Here are a few exciting and enticing examples of interactive infographics.4) How Data Travels Around the GlobeThis interactive infographic by Akita explains how data travels around the globe between more than 3 billion internet users. With fun scrolling features and clickable subpoints, it helps make the complicated routes more digestible to grasp for readers.5) From Plaza to BedrockIn 2013, this interactive piece by The National September 11 Memorial & Museum was made to show the backstory behind the construction of the memorial and museum. A new 2014 update to the piece added both audio and video pieces for viewers to interact with as they learn all about the build and design of the memorial.6) SelfiexploratoryThis interesting data project dives deep into the selfie phenomenon and analyzes them by “theoretic, artistic, and quantitative methods.” Viewers can also play with the dataset in the dashboard and see how results change.Responsive InfographicsResponsive infographics both have interactive components as well as the ability to look great on all devices, from a large desktop computer to a phone. Marrying functionality for all with interactive elements? Yes, please!7) How Far is it to Mars?Showing the distance between Earth and Mars as a long, scrolling webpage, this responsive and interactive infographic by David Paliwoda and Jesse Williams examines the huge numbers involved in traveling to our nearest planet.8) World Cup Match BallsWorld Cup fans, this one is for you! This bright and responsive infographic by 150UP showcases illustrations of the official World Cup footballs used every four years since 1930 as well as bonus facts about each year.9) The World of SWISSRather than having a standard FAQ section or press kit for customers wanting more information on the background of SWISS airlines, they created an interactive brand experience featuring a 3D scrolling experience, films, the SWISS fleet and much more.As you can see, 2014 has been a stellar year in infographic content. While this is a sample of the extraordinary pieces of work created this year, it’s a robust look into the forms of showing content in a beautiful and visual way.Want to learn more about interactive infographics? View or download the free ebook, Why Interactive Infographics? Don’t forget to share this post! 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10 of the Best Infographic Examples of 2016

first_imgIf you ask us, infographics aren’t going anywhere.This year alone, we’ve covered how essential they are to SEO, and the numerous resources available to create beautiful infographics of your own.And yes — when it comes to infographics, we do like to play favorites.That’s why we went scoured the web for some of the best infographics of 2016. Their topics are vast and their formats are many, but this year, we truly saw some excellent examples of informative design. Save countless hours using these free, pre-made templates to design your infographics.Have a look and let these examples inspire you. Who knows — with all of those resources and a new year around the corner, they might help you create of the best infographics of 2017.10 of the Best Infographic Examples of 20161) Music and Productivity, by WebpageFXMusic is known to enhance many situations. It livens up a party, gets us through a brutal workout, and can make a long commute seem quicker. But did you know that it can also make you more productive? WebpageFX collected these science-backed reasons why music can help you get your work done, and worked them into an infographic that delights us.This infographic does a nice job of balancing two different color sets — a best practice, according to Marketing Consultant Brian Downard’s infographic design playbook. Downard encourages the use of soft, subtle colors in the background, with pops of color in the foreground to highlight important elements. As you can see below, this approach results in a really clean design.Beyond the color palette, the folks at WebpageFX did a nice job of following through with the theme, with various musical notes and other symbols that represent a melodic sound. Speaking of symbols, take note of how they used the image of the brain to break down how music stimulates and activates specific sections.861Save2) “15 Terrifying Statistics On Your Cellphone Addiction” by TrustmypaperThere’s so much information out there about the drawbacks of overusing our mobile devices. They make us lose sleep. They facilitate email addiction. But very rarely, it seems, can we find all of this information in one place — until now.Trustmypaper created this infographic, which packs 15 eye-opening statistics in a condensed yet engaging format. Plus, the accompanying images help us to process exactly what each number conveys, and reinforces the danger of each fact.As for the font, it’s more than legible, but isn’t so big that it doesn’t fit in with the overall design scheme. According to a Kissmetrics article from Henneke Duistermaat and Neo Mammalian Studios, poor font choice is one of 19 infographic red flags, and while it may seem obvious, you’d be surprised how many brands just don’t get it right.861Save861Save3) “Vacations Are a Must” QuillWe are definitely preachers of vacation — how to relax when you’re there, how to catch up on email when you’re back, and how many of us feel too guilty to take one. But it’s a must — and this infographic explains why.From the good, to the bad, to the ugly, Quill makes great use of imagery here. The infographic uses a generally bright color palette, to reflect the lightness of vacation. The “happier” images incorporate the benefits, too. But when it comes to the negative impacts of not taking time off, the pictures don’t hide them — even if it’s a cartoon, we can sense the annoyance of the characters that work or receive a call from the office during their time away.861Save861Save4) “How to Leave Your Worries Behind,” by HappifySome of us have a tendency to chronically expect the worst. (Cough — guilty.) But chronically worrying isn’t good for you — from heart disease to memory loss, all of that stress can take a toll on one’s health.So how do we knock that off? It turns out that there are some fairly simple, science-backed steps to decreasing our anxiety and worry, which Happify has organized into an easy-to-follow infographic. It even has a delightfully helpfully step on figuring out when and how to let go of our negative thoughts, and when they (rarely) deserve merit.Not to mention, we love the design, especially the combination of bold colors and white space. This infographic manages to work in a vast palette, without seeming to be all over the place with its design scheme — but its brightness reflects the overall theme of happiness.861Save861Save5) “The 2016 #GivingTuesday Infographic,” by ClassyWhen it comes to color, sometimes less is more. In fact, according to an analysis of over 200+ infographics on Pinterest, Venngage found that infographics with only two colors earned the highest number of Pins and Likes. While Classy snuck in a few highlights into this infographic on #GivingTuesday, the primary color scheme is a festive red and green combination — which aligns perfectly with the “Home Alone” theme.Speaking of the “Home Alone” theme, the designer of this infographic did an amazing job incorporating subtle, nostalgia-inducing nods to the classic movie — from the tar-covered staircase to the silly microcopy on the VHS tape. According to Psychology Today, nostalgia memories are social in nature and have the power to inspire social behavior, making this infographic inevitably more sharable.6) “The Female Entrepreneur: Women Who Run Their World,” by USC MarshallFemale entrepreneurs are taking the world by storm. In fact, among Generation Y entrepreneurs, women are more successful than men. But what makes them so successful? And how are they improving the business landscape as a whole? This infographic from USC Marshall outlines those positive points, from job creation to career growth.The infographic also includes other fun facts about female entrepreneurship, like the geographic regions where it’s most concentrated, and other tidbits on revenue and valuation. It look a somewhat difficult-to-broach topic around which there’s a lot of conflicting information, and incorporated the facts into a well-designed visual.It has consistent style and lighting, and we love infographics than can seamlessly incorporate a map. Being able to share geographic statistics in visual way is key — and, it helps people digest a big chunk of data. But our favorite part has to be the use of pictogram charts — where each icon represents a specific value — to make it easier for the viewer to visual the data. Pictogram charts can help you achieve a more representational view of your data, and even overcome differences in language, culture, or education, according to The Data Visualization Catalogue.861Save861Save7) “How to Avoid a Hangover” by FixAs you might be aware, there’s a new year around the corner. With that comes New Year’s Eve, which brings a lot of partying. In other words, January 1st might be known as the most hungover day of the year.Knowing that, Fix provided yet another helpful infographic that breaks down all things hangover. We’re delighted by the design of this visual. It incorporates a ton of helpful information, ranging from what a hangover really is, to how to prevent them, to how to cure them the next day. And the images? We don’t know about you, but we’re craving a full English breakfast.What we really like about this infographic is the ability to condense important details that, were they in the format of a full article, may not have been as easy to process. We’ll drink to that.861Save861Save8) “Typography And Font Deconstruction” by The Logo CompanyWhen it comes to design and text, there are two things we know to be certain:Comic Sans is bad.We have to be able to read it.As for the rest, it seems like learning typography is like learning a second language for many marketers. It has to be on brand, it has to be legible, and what the heck is a ligature?The Logo Company took some fundamental pieces of the typography vocabulary and compiled it into this well-designed infographic. Following its own advice, the text is perfect. It’s readable, but considering there aren’t a ton of pictures in there, it doesn’t leave us feeling overwhelmed by text. At the same time, each vocabulary word has a clever visual representation next to the written definition, which helps to keep the image from looking too text-heavy.861Save861Save9) “Why a Website Redesign Doesn’t Always Work,” by VWOSometimes, a website redesign is necessary. User preferences change, as do brands themselves — that should be reflected in your public-facing content. But are you going about it the right way?According to this infographic from VWO, many marketers aren’t. And while we don’t love the errors of website redesign outlined in this visual, we do like the way they’re represented. It’s thematic — there’s a recurring use of contrasting red and green, for example, to symbolize the necessary A/B testing that, evidently, 57% of website redesign projects lack. Plus, we enjoy how literal the imagery is, without going over the top. A burger represents “food for thought,” and a brain accompanies the statistic on psychological factors in design.861Save861Save10) “12 Classic Sauces and How To Make Them” by Quid CornerWhen the holidays roll around, one of our favorite parts is the food. And what enhances any dish — besides wine? An accompanying sauce, of course.So when Quid Corner combined two of our greatest loves — food and infographics — we were thrilled. It’s not often that actual photos appear on infographics, but when they do, it can be tricky to pull off. The lighting has to be just right, and the coloring has to match the overall design scheme of the infographic at large. This infographic manages to pull that off, by using a backdrop that’s ample in white space, and a specific color theme according to each recipe — red for tomato and green for parsley, for example. Is anyone else feeling hungry?861Save861SaveLet’s Get VisualOkay, so maybe we have a thing for infographics. But it’s easy to see why — they’re such a concise, comprehensive device for conveying detailed statistics and facts in a visual way that makes them easy to follow.So as you plan your marketing for 2017, don’t leave out the visuals — and certainly don’t leave the infographics behind. Need some help creating your own? Be sure to check out these free, pre-made Infographic templates.What were some of your favorite infographics of 2016? Let us know in the comments.Want to learn more about infographics? Check out the 5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates]. 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ABB Turbocharging to Open Service Point at MMS Shipyard

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Navingo ABB Turbocharging has reached an agreement with Multimarine Services (MMS) to set up a turbocharging service point in Limassol, Cyprus, the first one to be located at a shipyard.Under the deal, signed during the Posidonia exhibition in Greece, an ABB Turbocharging Service Point will open at the MMS shipyard facility at Limassol Port.The deal confirms the creation of the first turbocharging service point in Limassol to be located at a shipyard, after proactive discussions between ABB Turbocharging Greece & Cyprus and MMS to relocate ABB’s local service facilities.“This is a positive agreement for ABB Turbocharging and will enable us to better serve our customers by offering reliable, timely servicing directly from Limassol Port,” John Smyrneos, Manager, ABB Turbocharging Greece & Cyprus, said.The ABB Turbocharging Service Point will offer customized solutions for dry-docking and afloat vessel repairs, as well as preventive and responsive service, overhauls of ABB turbochargers, replacing ABB turbocharger components, reblading, dynamic balancing, shaft repairs, blasting of components, hydro and ultrasonic testing of casings, hardness tests of compressor wheels, retrofits, troubleshooting and installing measuring systems, and CPEX Customer Part Exchange of reconditioned components.last_img read more

From the gentlemen in fiction

first_imgWhat is all about a teenager’s passion? How many of them kick start their pursuit of dreams right from the moment as a budding enthusiast? Are they all about getting glued to their play stations on the couch? Not all of them. A 16 year old Delhi inspiration Ayush Ansal has begun his venture of becoming an author with his first novel The Gentlemen of Finance released at the Indian Habitat Center this 3 April. Ayush, born and brought up in New Delhi is pursuing his secondary education in Gordonstoun, Scotland. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Stein Auditorium of IHC was packed with an young legion interspersed with their vanguards presided by the Minister of State for Corporate Affairs, an young Sachin Pilot, who unveiled the book. The Other guests of honor were Dr Nick Argent, Director, The British School, Vanita Uppal, Principal, Secondary, The British School and the Kapish Mishra, Managing Director, Rupa Publications.Sushil Ansal, Chancellor, Ansal University welcomed the gathering and felicitated the author in his pursuit of his dream and to develop his skills as a big wheel, as the title of the book suggests. Sachin Pilot congratulated Ayush on his efforts and to continue his pursuit of heart and mind.Ayush, an avid guitarist, who has titled the chapters of his book with his favorite songs believes that his emphasis on dedication and determination has led to him being able to balance the demands of academics with other interests.last_img read more

Bdesh High Commissioner in Darjeeling on 3day tour

first_imgDarjeeling: The Bangladesh High Commissioner stated that India and Bangladesh should jointly pressurise Myanmar to take back Rohingyas from Bangladesh.Talking to media persons in Darjeeling, Syed Muazzem Ali, the High Commissioner stated: “The Rohingya issue is an internal issue of Myanmar. The Rohingyas have been residents of Myanmar since generations but the Myanmar Government has not given them citizenship, instead they have pushed the Rohingyas into Bangladesh.” At present, there are 11 lakh Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”The Rohingya issue could give rise to security problems. The more the Rohingyas stay outside Myanmar, the greater the chances of radicalisation. The faster they return to Myanmar, the better it is,” feels the High Commissioner.The High Commissioner arrived in Darjeeling on Tuesday on a three-day visit. He further stated that the Home Minister of India will be visiting Bangladesh for a meeting with his counterpart on July 15.”The present Bangladesh Government has a Zero Tolerance policy towards all acts of terrorism. There are strict mechanisms in place to prevent any such act. Every two years, the Home Ministers of the two countries meet to review full time security of the 4000 km border. Issues including cross border terrorism, human trafficking, smuggling, counterfeit currency are discussed in the meetings,” added Syed Muazzem Ali.Similar meetings are also held between the Border Security Force of India and Border Guards Bangladesh at regular intervals.Bangladesh is all set to emerge as a key player for India’s Look East Act East policy feels the High Commissioner.last_img read more

ASI suspended over collection of fake Puja donation

first_imgKolkata: An Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI) from Purbasthali Police Station has been suspended for allegedly extorting money from a businessman. It was also alleged that accused ASI Somnath Das had used a receipt book to collect money. After the incident came to light, Das was suspended and a departmental enquiry has been ordered against him.Sources informed that a few days before Kali Puja, Das demanded money from local businesspersons and shop owners. He claimed that the he is asking money for Kali Puja. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSeveral businessman and shop owners gave him money. Some of them said Das told them that he was instructed by his superiors. When Das approached a businessman identified as Nasir Shaihk he refused to give money. It was alleged that the ASI had told him that it was instructed by his superiors. When Das handed over Shaikh a receipt of Rs 5000, he smelled something was fishy. On the bill it was printed that ‘Purbasthali R G Party’ is collecting donation for their Kali Puja. His doubt grew as to why a police officer would collect money on behalf of R G Party. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShaikh told Das that he would give the money later an tried to find the cause behind demanding the money. Within a few days, he found that nobody knows anything about such Puja. He then went and reported the whole thing to the superior officers of Purba Bardhaman police. He also sent his complaint to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s department. After receiving the complaint senior police officials asked Das for a explanation which he could not provide. Later, he was suspended for his alleged extortion. On Sunday Police Superintendent of Purba Bardhaman Police Bhaskar Mukherjee said: “The ASI has been suspended. A departmental enquiry has been ordered. Nothing more could be said before completion of the enquiry.”last_img read more