first_imgEnglish is fast developing a dynamism all its own in the non-English-speaking world, says former Indian Administrative Service officer, writer and noted theatre personality Bhaskar Ghose, whose first novel is a tale of two bureaucrats.‘With new playwrights and writers enquiring into the evolution of the language through their writings, the language now has an identity of its own,’ Ghose said at the launch of his third book, The Teller of Tales, his first work of fiction. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘We in our own time had a British influence. But the language is not that any more. It is acquiring a regional colour – growing in its own way in South India; in the eastern part of the country; and in northern India… And each of these versions of the English language is different,’ Ghose said.Ghose’s novel draws from his experience as a senior bureaucrat for 36 years, his 50-odd years on the stage as one of the driving forces behind ‘Yatrik’ – one of the oldest theatre groups in the capital, his days in St Stephen’s College, when he experienced India in all its diversity. ‘When you read it, you will notice the similarities. Basically, it centres around two friends who grew up in the services (IAS) together,’ Ghose said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe writer, who was educated in Mumbai and Delhi, joined the IAS in 1960. He served as director general of Doordrashan and had been secretary of the ministry of culture, and human resource development and the ministry of information and broadcasting.The book explores the lives of two friends, Arunava Varman, a semi-autobiographical character modelled on the writer, and fellow bureaucrat Tapan. Arunava’s tales, crafted with intelligence and ingenuity, offer excitement to Tapan, whose life is otherwise quite dull and grey. But the stories begin to fray as Arunava’s character reveals itself. There are disturbing gaps in Arunava’s anecdotes. ‘After his second drink, Arunava Varman became more expansive and mellow… His usual style was to top every st0ory or anecdote with something even more dramatic or even more epic,’ Ghose says of his character. Early in life, Ghose had once used the name Arunava Varman (replacing his own) to write an article in The Illustrated Weekly.‘It was not exactly a pen-name. Arunava is another of my names (it means the same as Bhaskar, the sun) and Varman is my community name,’ the writer said.The book took off under a strange set of circumstances, Ghose recalled. ‘Penguin had asked me to write a set of anecdotes. The editor then suggested that I get them together into a novel. That was three years ago,’ Ghose said. It started ‘developing a life of its own,’ Ghose said, of the book. The stage too is integral to the book.‘I spent 40 years of my life staging plays and worked for Yatrik as an actor and director. I started acting in St Stephen’s. My first role was an eight-line part in Macbeth,’ Ghose said. Ghose’s theatre troupe, Yatrik, appears in his book in the incarnation of ‘Delhi Players’. The theatre ensemble is the backdrop for a romantic tangle between Arunava, Tapan and the ‘attractive Jaishree Kapur’, a talented actor with a flawless complexion. The story moves across an arc of interesting terrain – from Mandu and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh to Jalpaiguri in north Bengal and the Himalayas, places that the writer visited as an IAS officer.‘The book is about the people who were on the stage with him for the last four decades and those who helped him serve the country as a bureaucrat,’ the writer said.‘The Teller of Tales,’ published by Penguin-India, was released Friday.last_img read more

first_imgSurprised by the mushrooming metal rock culture in India, visiting metal ensembles from the Maldives, France and the United Arab Emirates hope to make headway in their countries even as threats of piracy and the availability of free music online loom large. Struggling to find a foothold in the global rock scenario, metal rock bands Nothnegal from Male, the capital of Maldives, Hacride from Poitiers (France) and Point of View from Dubai (UAE) are wowed by the ‘overwhelming response’ to their brand of music in India. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘The response has been very positive in India. I was very surprised that India has such a growing rock scene. I never expected to see so many fans of metal,’ lead vocalist Luis Roux of Hacride said on the sidelines of a metal concert here.‘We know India for its Bollywood, but we had no idea that metal is growing so much,’ Roux added.Despite Europe’s contribution to rock music, metal is still on the fringes in France.‘It’s a marginal genre. It’s popular among young people, but it’s not recognised in the media – it’s not on the TV, it’s not on the radio. It used to be looked as a country that did not have any metal bands but it’s getting recognition now,’ Roux pointed out. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixRoux, who describes the tenor of Hacride’s music as ‘groovy and progressive’, said that metal is facing stiff competition from a huge profusion of new music and artists thanks to the internet that gives a chance to musicians from across the world.‘With the internet, music is accessible to all. That is a good thing but there are so many artists out there on the web..it’s a huge competition,’ rued Roux.Lead guitarist Hilarl of Nothnegal felt similarly, though the cyberworld has been instrumental in popularising the band’s songs.‘We have toured almost 20 countries in Asia and Europe. Our music is more popular in Europe. This is largely due to our compositions which can be found online,’ said Hilarl.He confessed that the Maldives is yet to recognise the metal genre but hoped that just like India, the island nation in the Indian Ocean will also have a healthy rock scene in the future.‘It is still on the fringes…it’s underground. But we were astonished that India has a developed rock scene. We can definitely hope for the better for our nation,’ said Hilarl.However, piracy has dealt a heavy blow to the budding musicians.Chirodeep Lahiri of Kolkata, who plays the drums for Dubai-based ensemble Point of View, felt piracy is the dark side of the internet that otherwise provides a huge boost to newcomers.‘It’s got both sides. Because of piracy and indiscriminate music downloads, album sales drop. In one way it is a boon as music reaches a lot of people,’ said Lahiri. Despite the negatives, Lahiri reckons metal will ‘prosper and only continue to grow’.last_img read more

first_imgLeading up to the Independence Day celebrations in the Capital, an art gallery has come up with a treasure trove of artifacts that would definitely attract art lovers and history lovers from across the city.  As the title Recalling Pre-Independence suggests, the works of the artist on display are from the 1940’s to 1960’s. The concept behind this show is to showcase the timeline of the Pre & Post Independence. The show is on till the end of this month and the works are up for sale at very competent prices. The exhibition opens on 8th August Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A few important works from this collection will also be part of the upcoming Auction by Art Bull.The Statesman dated 15 August, 1947, confidential Letters from Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru to the first chief minister of West Bengal Dr. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh after the partition of India, photographs by Bidyut Ganguly, Bourne & Shephard, Julian Rust, Sunil Jana, 1940’s works by M. F Husain and paintings, drawings and prints  by Abanindranath Tagore, Balendra, Chittaprosad Bhattacharya, Devi Prasad Roy Choudhary, Gaganendranath Tagore, Gauri, Gopal Ghose, Haren Das, Hemen Mazumdar, Jamini Roy, K. A. Sethna, Lalit Mohan Sen, M. V. Dhrandhar, Manindra Bhushan Dey, Manindra Bhushan Gupta, Mukul Dey, M F Husain, Nikhl Biswas, Niren Sen, Paritosh Sen, Prankrishna Pal, Ramendra Chakravarty, Rashmi Sengupta, Sanchar Chand Sharma, Satish Sinha, Satya Ranjan Mazumdar, Sauren Sen, Sushil Sen, Vasant Pandit and some more artists will be on display at the exhibition.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTwo centuries of British rule in India ended at the midnight on 15 August, 1947. The stalwarts of Indian art during Pre-Independence era were all carrying forward their nationalist ideals at the time of freedom struggle. Unlike the more obvious impact of westernization which was seen in Ravi Varma’s paintings, the pre-independence era artists exhibited the growth of national consciousness. Art for them meant evolving a truly indigenous culture, stripped of its western moorings.  The indigenous artistic revival movement started with Havell meeting the young Bengali painter, Abanindranath who together formed an ideology which later was known as the new Bengal School. In the twentieth century, Gaganendranath brought creative changes through his cartoons and grotesque characters. Chittaprosad also as an illustrator brought social consciousness and campaigning for the freedom struggle into the subject of art by capturing the poverty, famines and massacres by the Britishers through his drawings and graphics. Jamini Roy on the other hand drew his inspirations from Indian mythology and traditional folk art. Other prominent revivalist artists were Nandalal Bose, D.P. Roy Choudhury, Ramkinker Baij, A.K. Haldar, Kshitindranath Mazumdar, Sarada Ukil and A.R. Chugtai.During 1943, Bengal was ravaged by unprecedented famine killing millions. This manmade disaster pushed many artists to find a new language to express their understanding of what was happening around them. Few artists rejected the idealism practiced earlier and formed Calcutta Group. There artists were Pradosh Dasgupta andKamala Dasgupta, Gopal Ghose, Nirode Majumdar, Paritosh Sen, and Subho Tagore and later joined in by Pran Krishna Pal, Goverdhan Ash and many more.Where: Art Bull, F-213C First Floor, S.I.S. House, Lado SaraiWHEN: 8 – 29 August, 11 am to 7 pmlast_img read more

first_imgSome children spread colours in their own unique way, some were covered in colours themselves, the joy of Diwali brimmed the faces of these children playing with colour. Singing and dancing added further more joy to the hearts of orphan children celebrating Diwali at Bal Bhwan.Occasion was Diwali celebration for underprivileged children that comes under the Gramin Vikas Sewa Samiti. The event organised by Premia Group started with rangoli competition with the Diwali theme. Children not only made colourful rangolis to celebrate spirit of festival of light but also painted diyas and took part in various activities orgainsed for them. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Children from all caste and religion gathered to celebrate Diwali in great spirit. ‘I was touched when I learnt about that this orphanage based in Beebi Fatima ki Mazaar, Jama Majid- Adhchini village is doing such a great job for these underprivileged children by helping them to grow and by giving them basic needs like education, shelter and food and making them good human beings,’ said Tarun Shienh, CMD Premia Group, while he was playing with children, helping them out with their rangolis. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe evening started with singing songs by children followed by rangoli competition and lighting the  diyas but it was much about the fun children had at Bal Bhawan doing all this. It was a refreshing change for everybody present there. Children’s took back ample clothes, toys and crackers as Diwali gift. ‘I am very happy to organise a small celebration for these children, this is such irony in our society that some of the children are not getting their basic needs fulfilled. Being an entrepreneur, it is my primary responsibility to help the society in all ways I can,’ added Shienh.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway in a recently held performance review meeting advised all the principal heads of the departments and divisional railway managers to review their performance, especially in safety, punctuality, freight loading and cleanliness with respect to other Railways. Rao said good performance of Eastern Railway was helping in originating passenger traffic, commissioning of new lines, periodic overhauling of out-turn coaches and electric loco, reduction in rail fractures and wagon detachment, specific fuel consumption and in telecommunication failure. In the meeting, Rao advised all principal heads of the departments and divisional railway managers to improve all the parameters so that performance of Eastern Railway remains remarkable at the end of current financial year. In Eastern Railway, ticket checking drives have been launched vigorously and an additional earning of Rs 37 lakh has been generated in the month of April itself.General Manager advised the divisional railway managers and principal heads of the departments to undertake a special drive from 15 May, targeting improvement of safety at manned/unmanned level crossings all over Eastern Railway. During the period, a massive public awareness campaign will also be undertaken to educate and counsel road users through various means like posters, pamphlets and educative awareness advertisements through print & electronic media. Eastern Railway’s main focus is safety and punctuality. GM also advised all concerned to take adequate steps to ensure punctuality of summer special trains, adequate arrangements for drinking water and smooth functioning of air-conditioning machines in trains during the summer season.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The agitating Calcutta Medical College and Hospital(CMCH) students lifted their indefinite hunger strike on the 14th day today after a college council meeting decided to give in to their demands and accomodate senior students in two floors of the new 11-storied hostel. The college council meeting decided that students of second to fourth years will be alloted rooms in the two floors of the new hostel builing, a CMCH spokesman said. The indefinite fast was launched by six students of the premier institute, on July 10 and were joined by 15 others on July 19. The agitation was withdrawn at 2 pm this noon, he said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Three of the protesting students fell ill during the indefinite hunger strike and one of them had been admitted to the hospital. He was discharged today and the condition of the other two is stable. They were seen celebrating with their friends after the fast was withdrawn. Sayantan Mukuty, a student supporting the stir, said the authorities have assured to accomodate the senior students in the new hostel building soon and make public the list of the allotted seats. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed The strike over hostel rooms was launched after the authorities at the state-run college notified that the new 11-storey building would be allotted only to freshers and refused to relent to the requests of the senior students . The old hostel, the protesters alleged, was in a “dilapidated” condition and did not have sufficient space to accommodate all senior students. Today’s college council meeting had been convened by the new officiating principal Ashok Bhadra and was attended by heads of departments and other officials. It decided that the modalities of allotment of seats in the new hostel building will be chalked out in consultation with the students soon. The Director of Medical Education (DME) Prof Debashis Bhattacharya and the college principal had appealed to the students to end the stir. The DME had in a statement yesterday assured the students that measures were being taken to improve and renovate the hostel rooms and requested them to withdraw the hunger strike. Bhadra took over as the officiating principal as his predecessor R Sinha resigned on July 20. Sinha himself had taken charge only on July 17 after former principal Uchhal Bhadra fell sick in his office during the students’ agitation and was admitted to SSKM hospital. Several health organizations affiliated to Left parties held a convention yesterday infront of the administrative block of the medical college in support of the agitating students. Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee in an audio message on Sunday alleged that the administration was not sensitive to the condition of the protesters and said that the students “had to resort to fast to press for their rights is unfortunate.”last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Firhad Hakim became a councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Wednesday, after a landslide victory in the ward 82 by-election, defeating his nearest rival from BJP by over 13,000 votes.He will take the oath of secrecy as a councillor on Thursday, which will be conducted by KMC chairperson Mala Roy. Hakim was nominated as the Mayor by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, after Sovan Chatterjee resigned from the post in 2018. As per the KMC Act, Hakim had to become a councillor to become the Mayor. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe by-election became necessary after the sitting Trinamool councillor of ward 82 Pranab Biswas resigned on health grounds. Hakim said: “People have supported the development projects taken up by Mamata Banerjee. I dedicate my victory to Ma, Mati, Manus. I will do my level best to serve the people of Kolkata.” Hakim defeated BJP candidate Jiban Sen by 13,987 votes. Sen got 2,577 votes, being a distant second. The CPI candidate got 1,735 votes, while the Congress candidate got 537 votes in the bypoll. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPranab Biswas had defeated his rival by around 7,000 votes in 2015, a margin which has been nearly doubled by Hakim. Hakim was elected as a councillor in 2000. Later, he became member, Mayor-in-Council (Road) in 2010. He resigned to become an MLA in 2011. “I have been working with the people of Chetla over the past four decades. They know that they will get me by their side in times of need. I was born in this area and many people have seen me growing up,” Hakim said. Hakim is known as a hard task master. After becoming Mayor he has taken up several important steps, which include preparing schemes to collect house tax arrears, amounting to around Rs 4,000 crore. He has also decided to take up a drive against illegal billboards in the city. As the Municipal Affairs ministers, Hakim has replaced all the garbage vats in the city by compactors.last_img read more

first_imgScientists have composed new music on the Indian snake charmer’s flute that can help boost brain development of premature infants in intensive care. While advances in neonatal medicine now extremely premature babies a good chance of survival, these children remain at high risk of developing neuropsychological disorders. To help the brains of these fragile newborns develop as well as possible despite the stressful environment of intensive care, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) in Switzerland created music written especially for them. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in the US, shows that the neural networks of premature infants who have listened to this music, and in particular a network involved in many sensory and cognitive functions, are developing much better. “At birth, these babies’ brains are still immature. Brain development must therefore continue in the intensive care unit, in an incubator, under very different conditions than if they were still in their mother’s womb,” said Petra Huppi, a professor at the UNIGE, who directed this work. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Brain immaturity, combined with a disturbing sensory environment, explains why neural networks do not develop normally,” Huppi said. The researchers hypothesised that since the neural deficits of premature babies are due, at least in part, to unexpected and stressful stimuli as well as to a lack of stimuli adapted to their condition, their environment should be enriched by introducing pleasant and structuring stimuli. As the hearing system is functional early on, music appeared to be a good candidate, researchers said. “Luckily, we met the composer Andreas Vollenweider, who had already conducted musical projects with fragile populations and who showed great interest in creating music suitable for premature children,” said Huppi. “We wanted to structure the day with pleasant stimuli at appropriate times: a music to accompany their awakening, a music to accompany their falling asleep, and a music to interact during the awakening phases,” said Lara Lordier, a researcher at the HUG and UNIGE, unfolds the musical creation process. To choose instruments suitable for these very young patients, Andreas Vollenweider played many kinds of instruments to the babies, in the presence of a nurse specialised in developmental support care. “The instrument that generated the most reactions was the Indian snake charmers’ flute (the punji),” said Lordier. “Very agitated children calmed down almost instantly, their attention was drawn to the music,” she said. The composer thus wrote three sound environments of eight minutes each, with punji, harp and bells pieces. The study was conducted with a group of premature infants who listened to the music, a control group of premature infants, and a control group of full-term newborns. Researchers wanted to assess whether the brain development of premature infants who had listened to the music would be more similar to that of full-term babies. Scientists used functional MRI at rest on all three groups of children. Without music, premature babies generally had poorer functional connectivity between brain areas than full-term babies, confirming the negative effect of prematurity. “The most affected network is the salience network which detects information and evaluates its relevance at a specific time, and then makes the link with the other brain networks that must act,” said Lordier. “This network is essential, both for learning and performing cognitive tasks as well as in social relationships or emotional management,” she said. The first children enrolled in the project are now six years old, at which age cognitive problems begin to be detectable. Scientists will now meet again their young patients to conduct a full cognitive and socio-emotional assessment and observe whether the positive outcomes measured in their first weeks of life have been sustained.last_img read more

first_imgFreddie Mercury, global rock icon, was adored across the world for his musical genius, incredible voice, and on-stage charisma. Although he was known internationally as the frontman of rock band Queen, Freddie kept his private life carefully under wraps. However, according to Smithsonian magazine, there is one rare surviving item from Freddie’s childhood that gives a unique insight into his tastes and personality as a young man: his stamp collection.Posed portrait of Freddie Mercury, Cinzano vest and shorts. Photo by Ian Dickson/RedfernsWhen Freddie Mercury died in 1991 from complications arising from AIDS, the vast majority of his possessions were destroyed.Freddie was born into a Parsi family as a member of the Zoroastrian religion. According to Zoroastrian tradition, when an individual dies, all of their possessions should be burnt.As a result, very few of Freddie’s personal possessions remain, and we only know about his early life and character from the testimony of his friends and family.The house in Zanzibar where Mercury lived in his early years.Freddie’s stamp collection is a rare exception, and offers a unique glimpse of the iconic singer as a curious and creative young man.According to the BBC, Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar, and was originally called Farrokh Bulsara.As a child he grew up in various parts of the British Empire, including Zanzibar and India.Freddie Mercury’s stamp collection. Photo by Philafrenzy CC BY SA 4.0On his travels, he loved to collect stamps, and between the ages of 9 and 12, he put together a substantial collection that included specimens from many different British colonies.The collection is of particular interest to specialists as it contains many stamps from countries that are no longer in existence, as the former British colonies gained their independence and established new states.It reflects a period of great global change, when empires declined in the aftermath of the Second World War, and new political regimes emerged.Rock star Freddie Mercury backstage at the Live Aid concert at Wembley, July 13, 1985. On the left is his boyfriend Jim Hutton. Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesAccording to Smithsonian magazine, Freddie’s interest in stamps came from his father Bomi, who also had a fascination for decorative stamps from all over the world.It was Bomi that decided to save Freddie’s collection after his death, contrary to Zoroastrian tradition.Painted clay and alabaster head of a Zoroastrian priest wearing a distinctive Bactrian-style headdress, Takhti-Sangin, Tajikistan, Greco-Bactrian kingdom, 3rd–2nd century BC.He eventually sold it at auction to the Postal Museum, donating the proceeds to the Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity set up in memory of Freddie and other victims of the disease.However, perhaps the most fascinating aspect of Freddie’s stamp collection is not the actual stamps themselves, but the way in which the young musician organized them.Freddie Mercury singing, 1977. Photo by Carl Lender CC BY-SA 3.0They are fixed on black backgrounds, allowing the bright colors and designs to stand out, and in many cases, they are arranged to form particular patterns and shapes.Related Video: How the Lyrics of a Prince Song Resulted in the ‘Parental Advisory’ StickerStamp collections are a deeply personal possession, and often reflect the collector’s state of mind or preoccupations at the time when they amassed the collection. Freddie’s stamp collection is a rare insight into the character of this much-loved rock icon, and allow us to see his creativity and flair even as a young boy.John Lennon’s stamp collection. Photo by Philafrenzy CC BY SA 4.0Freddie Mercury is not, however, the only iconic British musician to have harbored a fascination for stamps.John Lennon had a similar collection as boy, containing stamps from across the world. In 2016, a British exhibition displayed the two collections side by side, allowing visitors to compare.It was apparent that, when compared to John Lennon, Freddie displayed greater care and reverence for his collection. Lennon’s stamps frequently featured hand-drawn mustaches and doodles on the faces of Queen Victoria and King George VI, whereas Freddie’s collection was immaculately preserved.Read another story from us: Freddie Mercury’s Zoroastrianism inspired him to follow his dreamsIf Freddie had been alive in 1999, he would perhaps have been surprised and pleased to see his own image on a postage stamp. The Royal Mail’s Millennium series aimed to honor legendary British figures, and featured an iconic image of Freddie on stage. He may have been happy to think that his own stamp would form part of the collections of aspiring young artists of the future.last_img read more

first_imgEaster Island sits in the south Pacific, directly west of Chile, and is known for the hundreds of enormous carved heads that are scattered all over the island. The mysterious statues, or Moai, have puzzled outsiders for a long time. How were they made? Why are they scattered in seemingly random places around the island? What was their purpose? A team of archaeologists from UCLA have been exploring the statues and trying to find the answers to many of those questions.Moais in Rapa Nui National Park on the slopes of Rano Raruku volcano on Easter Island, Chile.Jo Ann Van Tilburg founded the Easter Island Statue Project (EISP) in 1982 and has been its co-director since 2000, along with a Rapa Nui colleague, Cristian Arevalo Pakarati.The goal of the project has been to survey, map, excavate, and ultimately save and preserve the statues, with an eye toward better preserving Rapa Nui culture.According to Trevor Nace, a geologist writing for Forbes, the Moai, which are carved from native stone found on the island, were created between 1100 and 1500 AD.Photo by Jmunobus CC BY-SA 3.0One of the things that the team discovered in the course of their work is that the Moai aren’t just heads. The statues also have bodies, which have become buried by rocks and sediment from natural erosion on the island.Being buried helped preserve the lower parts of the statues, as Van Tilburg’s team discovered when they began excavating several of the Moai as part of their work.Moai at Ahu Tongariki by the Rapa Nui people, Easter Island, Eastern Polynesia, Chile.After getting the necessary approvals, the team excavated around two of the statues, revealing long bodies which had been truncated at the waist.They’d been covered by huge shifts of sedimentary material over the course of centuries that completely buried the torsos, leaving them safe from the deterioration the heads experienced from being exposed to the weather.Mysterious Easter Island monuments.Easter Island is volcanic, and was formed by flows of basalt and andesite. Besides those minerals, the island also has tuff, which is volcanic ash that has been compressed into stone after being expelled from the volcano.This tuff is what the statues were carved from. Most of the statues are located close to the volcanic cone the Rapa Nui used as their quarry, but there are plenty of other Moai around the island.Moai in 1880The UCLA Newsroom reported that Van Tilburg was surprised when she posted pictures of the excavated statues on the EISP’s website and was flooded with excited emails by people who had no idea that the giant heads also had bodies.She said that after she thought about it, though, it began to make more sense to her, since most of the pictures available in books or on the internet are of Moai on the slopes of the volcano, which were generally buried to mid-torso, so that only the heads are apparent.About half of the Moai have been placed around the island at various sites, but the rest remain clustered around the volcano where they were carved. Of the 149 statues that are upright at the quarry, attempts have been made to excavate about 90 them.Rapa Nui statuesNone of the previous attempts had ever been done so methodically as the two done by Van Tilburg’s team, however, or documented to an archaeological standard.Along with the bodies themselves, the team also found some evidence of the method the islanders used for getting the statues upright. Raising the statue would have been no mean feat, since one of the statues they excavated was about two stories tall.Van Tilburg said they found a very deep, round posthole, into which the statue’s creators could put a tree trunk. Ropes were then attached to the tree trunk and the statue, and the trunk was used to raise the statue.Evidence suggested that the front of the statues were carved while they were lying on their backs, and the rear of the statues were completed after the monoliths were upright.Finally, the team also unearthed a burial site next to a statue, which, in addition to the human remains, had a large amount of red pigment within it, which suggests that the red paint used on the statues was also used during Rapa Nui ceremonies, such as burials.Read another story from us: “You Have Our Soul” – Easter Island Governor Begs British Museum to Return StatueVan Tilburg believes that, because they have found burial sites clustered around the giant carvings, it’s likely that the dead were buried around their own family statue.There are still many things that remain unknown about the ancient Rapa Nui and their culture, but thanks to the work of Van Tilburg and the Easter Island Statue Project, those mysteries are slowly being unraveled.last_img read more

first_imgIt was only a matter of time before Tim Tebow began his all-out assault on the Arizona Fall League.Yesterday, after starting his fall league season with a deceivingly impressive 0-12, Tebow got his first hit with a textbook opposite field single to left. Call Fred McGriff and Tom Emanski, Tim Tebow is putting on a hitting clinic.He’ll look to extend his career-high one game hit streak in his next outing, and start a new miracle streak, which was snapped earlier this week, when he failed to manifest divine intervention in human affairs while going 0-4.No pitchers from the fall league could be reached for comment, likely due to paralyzing fear.The first hit in the @MLBazFallLeague career of @TimTebow. Line drive to left. pic.twitter.com/MpgQ7f0a7g— Daniel Kurish (@DKurish) October 18, 2016 Here’s another angle. Drink in the greatness.Here’s a look at Tim Tebow’s swing on his first #AFL16 hit #Mets pic.twitter.com/lloCqhlU0e— Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) October 18, 2016last_img read more

first_imgTo be fair to Romo, saying Deion Sanders wasn’t a good tackler isn’t some taboo revelation. Here’s a super old clip of Sanders making a “business decision” in a game against the Steelers. Tony Romo has drawn rave reviews for his early work in the broadcast booth, but former Cowboy Deion Sanders is not among them.While watching a replay of K.C. DB Marcus Peters whiffing on a tackle during the CBS broadcast, Romo commented that Peters was a worse tackler than Sanders, which was meant as a joke, but ended up setting off “Primetime.”During Gametime Prime, Sanders went scorched Earth on Romo, pointing out his 2-4 playoff record, that he never won a Super Bowl, and that Dak Prescott took his job. Deion also reminded the former Cowboy quarterback that he has a gold Hall of Fame jacket.Jerry Jones might need to step in to stop this Cowboy on Cowboy crime.last_img read more

first_img Advertisement Bart Scott was never shy about speaking his mind as a player, and the former Jet linebacker didn’t hold back with his criticism of New York Head Coach Todd Bowles following his teams abysmal performance in their 13-6 loss to the Dolphins.Scott went off on Bowles for his performance and odd criticism of his defense -which was actually pretty good – in a nuclear postgame rant that didn’t leave much unsaid. It’s up in the air how long Bowles will be patrolling the sidelines in the Big Apple, but clearly Scott “Can’t Wait!!!” until he gets the axe.Check out Scott’s rant:.@BartScott57 going OFF on Todd Bowles pic.twitter.com/0EcMm48gb8— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) November 4, 2018last_img

first_imgFollowing a week of snowballing bad press that ended in a bombshell Bleacher Report exposé that detailed the extreme dysfunction in the relationship between he and Mike McCarthy, Aaron Rodgers finally spoke publicly in a fiery self-defense to a local Milwaukee radio station.Among those who Rodgers ripped was his former receiver-turned-Fox Sports NFL analyst Greg Jennings, who he called out for being overly sensitive in perceived slights, and piggybacking on his relationship with Rodgers to further his career.Today, Jennings joined The Herd to respond to Rodgers rant, and clarify that he has tried on multiple occasions to sit down with Rodgers and clear the air, to which Rodgers has declined.Watch the full interview here:last_img

first_img Tim Westergren, 42, is an award-winning composer, veteran record producer, and accomplished musician who plays the piano, bassoon, drums and clarinet. He’s also the founder of Oakland, California-based Pandora, a personalized online radio service that’s used by 15 million people (so far) and is expected to bring in about $25 million in ad revenue this year.Westergren, 42, recently spoke with Entreprenuer.com about internet radio’s potential to revolutionize the industry, the trials of entrepreneurship and the start-up he founded back in January 2000–right before the dot-com crash.Entrepreneur: Earlier this year, you mentioned in an interview at Digital Music Forum West that internet radio is going to become the standard. Can you explain why you think services like Pandora have the potential to revolutionize the radio industry?Westergren: There are a couple things that the internet allows you to do in the context of radio that are a pretty radical departure from traditional broadcast radio. The first one is you can customize or personalize a station. Secondly, the listener is able to give feedback and sort of curate the station and what goes on it. And these two things really transformed radio.Entrepreneur: It seems like Pandora has really taken off in 2008, especially with the development of the iPhone application. But it’s taken some time to get to this point–what’s been the difference?Westergren: In the last couple years, the big thing that happened was that broadband penetration has become ubiquitous, and that’s a prerequisite for adoption of web radio. I guess the second thing is [that] you’re now seeing a whole host of platforms like . mobile phones and network devices that are all becoming distribution points for web radio.Entrepreneur: How are you planning to expand your listener base?Westergren: Actually, it kind of happens by itself. We don’t advertise at all, so it’s more of the same.Entrepreneur: So what’s your ultimate goal for Pandora?Westergren: There’s two parts to the grand vision. We want to be the biggest radio station and revolutionize radio around the world. The second piece is to [provide] the average working musician a massive distribution channel that is truly democratic. We want to create a musician’s middle class, to give opportunity to tens of thousands of working musicians who have never had radio play before.Entrepreneur: And who are some entrepreneurs that you admire?Westergren: Reed Hastings, the founder of Netflix.Dr. José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema, an absolutely amazing music program for poor children that has transformed the lives of tens of thousands and continues to grow. Jeff Bezos: I’m hard-pressed to think of someone who has overcome more naysayers and bested so many competitors … through sheer discipline, smarts and tenacity.Mo Ibrahim, [who] defied all expectations and built a massively successful cell phone company in Africa. [He is] now focusing his efforts on economic and political reform across the African continent.Entrepreneur: Your friend David Hornik once called you the “poster child of startup persistence” in a blog. Can you tell us some of the crazy things you’ve done to try and keep Pandora alive?Westergren: Well, we launched right before the dot-com crater, so we lived through the worst years of that time. Probably the most basic thing was a bunch of us went without salary for almost three years and racked up some serious debt. That was one big adventure [laughs].Entrepreneur: Three years is a pretty long time to go without salary. Where did you find the drive to continue?Westergren: Well, I think it was a combination of things. I and all the people who did that never stopped believing that [Pandora] was a good idea. There were certainly times when we were questioning whether we would make it over the top, but we never stopped being excited about the idea. And it was like we just needed to hang on long enough.We also felt a tremendous sense of responsibility and obligation to each other. You do become part of a team. I certainly felt that way about all the employees, and also all the folks who had invested in the company and had given their time to help us along: friends, family, advisors [and] customers.Entrepreneur: Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently?Westergren: You know, not really. As crazy as that may sound, all those things have shaped us into who we are now. The reality is, the thing that we built–this Music Genome Project–it took a few years for the infrastructure around it to catch up, to be there so we could really realize its value. Those were tough years for everybody.Entrepreneur: Is there anything you want people to know about Pandora?Westergren: One thing I’d like to add is that we play the music of about 60,000 artists now, and there are [almost] 600,000 songs in our collection. About 85 percent of those songs play every day on numerous stations.So of all the things happening to us, one that I’m most excited about is that I think we’re really seeing the beginning of a musician’s middle class. I think this is how it’s going to get built. And it’s happening [now]. Register Now » November 19, 2008 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

first_img 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. August 12, 2013 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowcenter_img From Tumblr to Instagram, a startup landing a well-heeled buyer seems almost commonplace these days, as the media loves to pounce on these sort of deals. But how about getting acquired by a big name before you even really start up?That’s what happened last week to Techstars Boulder participant GoodApril, a San Francisco tax software startup, before the company even had an opportunity to present its product during the incubator’s demo days. The managing director of the Techstars Boulder program Luke Beatty noted that this was the first time in the history of Techstars that a company got acquired before demo days.GoodApril’s initial product, known as Tax Checkup, allowed users to upload their tax information and get insight on where they can receive credits and deductions. During demo days, the company was looking to present a pivoted product — a subscription service focusing on investments and loans. Unfortunately, we may never see that service, as GoodApril has suspended their product after it got acquired and has yet to decide if they will relaunch.While the price wasn’t disclosed, it is less than $20 million, since if it exceeded that amount, Intuit would have been required to publicly report the price. The co-founders 30-year-old Mitch Fox and 33-year-old Benny Joseph will join Intuit as the director of product management and director of product development under the company’s TurboTax brand.Related: Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?For this historical event, we chatted with co-founder Fox and asked what factors he believed played a role in the quick acquisition:1. Disrupting a stagnant market.Tax is a market that hasn’t changed fundamentally in over 20 years. The biggest change in the last 10 years is to take tax software used on the desktop and make it online. This is valuable for consumers, but isn’t a huge difference in the way people deal with taxes. I think in a market where there are two big companies that are competitive and a large number of smaller competitors, Intuit had a lot of interest in a company that was pursing a way to fix a problem.Related: The Incubator Brining Washington D.C.’s Entrepreneurs Together2. Developed an in-demand niche productWe saw tax planning, the type of analysis we were doing on people’s returns and how people can improve their overall tax picture, as the biggest unmet need in the market. We were solving a problem that they [Intuit] had not made major investments in but had interest. We were good match for each other.3. Being part of a top-notch accelerator.We had already met with Intuit before we got into Techstars. When we were accepted into such a prestigious program, it helped show momentum and credibility that we wouldn’t have had being on our own.Going through the process while we had access to mentorship was extremely valuable. I don’t think we could have gotten to as good of an outcome without that kind of support.If offered the opportunity to be acquired, would you stay on board with the company? Let us know with a comment. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals October 29, 2015 By now, hopefully, you’ve gotten over your fear of the cloud. Chances are, you’re already using cloud-based consumer apps in your personal life, and cloud-based tech solutions have become entrenched in your daily routine. Related: 10 Big Misconceptions About Cloud ComputingPandora streaming that ’80s metal custom playlist into your earbuds? Cloud. Dropboxing Grandma a folder of photos depicting your kid building a snowman? Cloud, again. Skyping your wife from the shop down the block to confirm her favorite cabernet, even though she’s told you 4,000 times? Cloud!And, yet, you find yourself still hesitant to move your business operations — this is your livelihood we’re talking about! — to the cloud. Why the trepidation?One recent study found that since 2009, the average small business has quadrupled its use of cloud-based services. By the end of 2015, the researchers predicted, that number will grow to an average of seven cloud-based services employed by each small business. So, apparently, everybody is doing it, and for good reason. You may be using needlessly expensive solutions to run your business today, or storing unnecessarily huge files on your computer or on-premises server. But locally hosted interfaces and storage systems are just too unwieldy, volatile and demanding. Heading to the cloud instead for your business operations is clearly superior, and you don’t need to have a trailblazer’s temperament to do it. Today, there are plenty of road-tested, cloud-based, free apps that make much more sense for small business than the established, pricier competitors.Here are five free and excellent cloud-based apps that can provide your small business key solutions. 1. Cloud-based project managementOperating as a team without sending emails back and forth is both liberating and empowering. Project-management software enables teams and external stakeholders to communicate, collaborate, assign tasks, track progress and update one other on progress whenever and wherever. Conversations, explanations and responsibilities are all in one place, and everything is fully transparent and actionable. Although a multitude of project management tools are out there, they vary signficantly in features, capacity and billing models. But while the established leader in cloud-based project management is Basecamp, pricing for this app starts at $20 monthly. Certainly, that $20 gets you plenty of robust leeway, with up to 10 active projects and 3 GB of storage. But Asana, Basecamp’s up-and-coming alternative, is free for up to 15 users. Its interface and functionality are largely similar, and Asana has all the cloud-based advantages without the price tag.2. Cloud-based time tracking and invoicingEvery business has to issue invoices. While the administrative logistics surrounding this activity are unlikely to be exceedingly fun for anyone, the advantage (cash flow!) motivates you to stay on top of it. Since most of us are not accountants and some of us have full-blown math anxiety, the best option is to use a system made for easy invoice creation, distribution, logging and payment. Related: Researching Cloud Solutions? Lessons from Amazon Web ServicesFor the last five years, Freshbooks has dominated the cloud-based invoicing app market among freelancers and small businesses, but it’s needlessly clunky and expensive. Now, there are arguably better and completely free alternatives, like Invoice Ninja, to do your bidding. This open-source app creates professional-looking, branded invoices and integrates with 30 different payment processors, including Authorize.net and PayPal, ultimately paving the way for your clients to send you money easily and quickly.A web-based application, Invoice Ninja works well on mobile, and once you move your entire business to cloud servers, you can use a self-hosted version of the app.3. Cloud-based business cardsWe have all at some point yearned for the day when no one will print, trade or request physical business cards — or hard-copy versions for documents, for that matter. Sadly, in some circles, exchanging business cards is so entrenched in business culture (especially in Japan) that we can’t expect the world to accept virtual business cards as the standard any time soon. But, in the meantime, we need to address how to minimize the waste and nuisances. Data entry, after all, is an annoying time suck, and scans aren’t searchable. There is a better way, and it’s not only cloud-based, it’s free. About.me is designed to turn your personal homepage into a sharable format with a customized intro blurb, layout, contact info and links. You can share any combination of your contact details, track whom you’ve shared your information with and save all those “cards” you’ve received, directly to your address book. No data entry required.4. Cloud-based customer managementCustomer relationship management (CRM) tools are the biggies in the SaaS (software as a service) world. Salesforce is the clear industry leader, boasting a history of powerful innovation and a thriving ecosystem of experts and app-component developers. However, Salesforce is extremely expensive, and doesn’t automatically integrate with business intelligence systems.Alternatively, the Hubspot CRM is entirely free. It’s simple and intuitive, so it requires a minimal learning curve and doesn’t force you to actively log client interaction. Instead, it integrates directly with the business networking, marketing and correspondence tools you already use. While you can certainly add custom fields and filter records, the dashboard is geared to those of us short on time and attention.It’s designed with an “at-a-glance” philosophy, so you don’t have to jump from screen to screen to deal with emails, calendar invites, client communication, notes, tasks and due dates.5. Cloud-based voice callsMonthly fees for a decently robust landline phone system (officially known as a public switched telephone network, or PSTN) for small business can cost anywhere from $30 to $50. But for just $20 per month, many entrepreneurs are making the switch to Vonage and other comparable VoIP (voice over internet protocol) services, which offer plenty of key advantages over PSTNs. Not sure how ready you are for VoIP? Can’t blame you. Popular consumer solutions like Skype and Viber are hardly high enough in quality and dependability to be viable for business purposes. but there are other solutions available. Convoi, powered by Citrix, is a free iPhone app that essentially gives you a dedicated business phone line. You can call or text anyone from your regular personal device, but it appears as if you’re communicating from your company’s phone line. There is no hardware to purchase and no IT setup to manage (a major advantage if you’ve ever tried working with Google Voice); and you can choose your U.S. or Canada area code. Basically, it empowers you to take your business with you wherever you go — again, utilizing the killer advantages of the cloud — and still be perceived as dressed in a suit, even if you’re actually lounging in the sand, throwing back a Corona. So, shift that heavy lifting, with the cloud.These apps illustrate why it’s high time you took your business to the cloud. You need to stop overpaying and stop limiting your capability for collaboration and enjoying a comfortable travel radius from your desk.Rather than forking over big bucks to traditional software and hardware providers, direct your spending toward innovation, meeting your business needs and providing in-budget solutions which scale with your business.The cloud enables your IT infrastructure to evolve as quickly as your business does. So, try these five free apps, and you’re unlikely to ever look back.Related: 6 Challenges Facing Enterprise Technologies Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 7 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Most search-engine optimizers focus on purely organic results, based around keywords related to your brand or industry. For example, if you’re a marketing agency, you probably spend time optimizing for phrases like “online marketing agency.”Related: These 9 SEO Tips Are All You’ll Ever Need to Rank in GoogleThe problem is, though, that by using such phrases, you’re relying on search users who aren’t already aware of your specific brand and are merely searching for the products or services you offer.But what about the users who already know your brand? You want those people to see results that favor your brand and influence higher click-through and conversion rates, right? As an example, if you search for my company’s name, AudienceBloom, you’ll see several key features to aim for in a branded search:A strong headline and description. The first thing you’ll note is the headline and description for the result, accurately and concisely describing the company.Expanded sitelinks. Next, you’ll see subsections in the search entry, with notable internal pages named.A Knowledge Graph entry. Off to the right, you’ll see a box with information like the company’s average rating, address and hours. This is from the Google Knowledge Graph and can be influenced, to some degree, by your on-site strategy.Other branded results. Below the main entry for the company’s site, you’ll see a number of peripheral results for its social media profiles and articles covering it.All of these items are beneficial, because they provide more information to your users and present you as a greater authority in your industry.With those features in mind as goals, here are some of the ways you can improve your overall branded search visibility:1. Distinctions and variablesFirst, you’ll want to make sure your brand name is suitably mentioned throughout your site. It helps to link mentions of that name to your home page, and to ensure that at least one link in your site-wide navigation leads back to the homepage. Additionally, make sure to optimize your brand name and company description in your title tags and meta descriptions throughout the site.2. Expanded site linksEveryone wants bigger, badder expanded site links in search results. Unfortunately, the entire process behind expanded sitelinks is automated, not to mention variable, based on user queries. All you can do is set up your site navigation as thoroughly as possible, making sure that you include your most important pages in it, and write descriptive titles and meta descriptions for each.From there, it’s up to Google to decide whether it’s worth offering expanded site links for search queries of your brand name. The more branded search traffic your brand has, the more likely expanded sitelinks will appear, so engaging in a content-marketing strategy to grow your brand can help here.3. Social media profilesYour social media profiles have a high likelihood of showing up in your branded-search results. Accordingly, you’ll want to claim all your major social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, etc.) and fill in as much information on each of them as possible. Be sure to link to them from your website, and link from each of your social media profiles back to your website’s home page.Related: 6 Essential SEO Strategies to Incorporate in 20164. Knowledge Graph entries.The Knowledge Graph pulls information in from a number of sources, but, most prominently, from your own website. You can tell Google which information is most relevant, and categorize that information (such as your hours of operation) using structured markup; you can find a good guide for this at Schema.org. You’ll also want to claim as many local citations as you can, through Yelp and other third-party directories, and optimize your company’s reviews — more on that below, too.5. Google reviewsGoogle reviews feature prominently in your Knowledge Graph entry (or in local results, depending on where you’re showing up), so you’ll need to make sure yours are in good shape. The quantity and quality of your earned reviews may help you earn a boost in organic search rankings, but more importantly, these factors will help branded searchers decide whether or not your company is worth doing business with.Encourage your top customers to leave detailed reviews from their Google accounts, and do what you can to remedy any bad reviews that crop up. Before you can get reviews, you’ll need to set up and claim your profile on Google My Business, so if you haven’t done so already, do it now.6. Branded articlesAfter your main site and social media profiles, there will still be room for other branded entries on page 1 of the search results. There’s a chance some negative or unwanted results could appear here, so whether you’re trying to suppress such results or just trying to prevent them from appearing in the future, you’ll want to fill this space as much as possible with positive results.One of the best ways to do that is through branded articles, which you can publish off-site. These include press releases, interviews or any other opportunities you can imagine where you get to use your company’s brand name in the headline — that’s absolutely key here.7. Link to your most desirable resultsFinally, build links to your favorite results — the ones you want to boost to a position higher up the search results. Even results that are on page 2 or further down in the search results will get a boost as a result of more inbound links pointing to them. For help building links, see SEO Link Building: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide. You may also wish to build more links pointing to your most important main navigation pages, increasing the chance they’ll be featured in your expanded sitelinks section.Related: 5 Ecommerce SEO Trends That Have Emerged This YearWith these strategies, you can practically guarantee that your online properties are the first to show up for any branded search, but more than that, you’ll make sure your brand makes the best impression possible for new and returning searchers. You’ll have more accurate descriptions, more plentiful information, higher click-through rates, higher conversion rates and fewer problems with online-reputation management. It’s a powerful approach that you can’t get any other way. 6 min read July 4, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgYogurt Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is projected to reach at $107,209 million by 2023 from $77,679 million in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2017 to 2023. The set yogurt type accounted for about one-third of the global market in 2016.Download Sample Copy Of Report@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2269Yogurt & its different flavors are a healthy, versatile, and convenient food with a characteristic richness and pleasant taste. It contains healthy bacteria beneficial to the gut, thus, it is a good probiotic facilitating weight management, digestion, absorption of vitamins & minerals, and more. Yogurt is available in different forms and packings in the market ranging from cups, tubs & tubes to drinkable yogurt such as kefir. It also cures or prevent diarrhea, constipation, and bloating.The main drivers for the global yogurt market are the health benefits associated with consuming yogurt and rising alertness among people in different regions for losing weight. The additional facts that support the growth of the market are growth in retail market and the low lactose content for lactose intolerant people willing to eat dairy products. However, the artificial additives & ingredients present in certain varieties of yogurt along with hormonal treatment of cows causing fatal diseases may limit people from consuming yogurt and restrict the market growth. Rise in demand for yogurt in the emerging nations owing to increase in disposable income and health awareness are expected to provide numerous opportunities for expansion of the global yogurt market.The hypermarkets/supermarkets segment is the leading distribution channel with almost half of the yogurt market share, growing with second fastest CAGR during the forecast period. This is attributed to the increase in business of retail sales in different regions as well as the large shelf space available for maximum sales and to let customers pick their choice.Send Me Enquire On : https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2269Yogurt is consumed in many forms such as beverage, snacks, meal replacement, dessert, protein-rich sports drink, and more. In 2016, the yogurt drinks type occupied major market, in terms of revenue, with nearly one-third of the share. This trend is expected to be continued during the forecast period as well owing to the probiotic nature and omega 3 benefits offered by drinking yogurt. The set yogurt segment accounted for second highest market share in 2016, and is expected to grow at a decent CAGR during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific and Europe accounted for more than 70% of the global yogurt market in 2016 owing to the huge consumption of yogurt products in the region.Key Findings of the Yogurt Market:Yogurt drinks segment is projected to witness the highest CAGR of 5.7% in revenue terms during the forecast period.Asia-Pacific is expected to be the dominant shareholder in 2023, due to high growth rate of population and yogurt products demand.Supermarket/hypermarket segment occupied the largest market with almost half of the value share in 2016, and is expected to grow at the second highest CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period.The regular subtype of the yogurt drinks segment accounted for higher market share and is anticipated to grow at a faster rate than flavored yogurt drink during the forecast period.Frozen yogurt type is anticipated to be the second highest growing segment at a lucrative CAGR from 2017 to 2023, in value terms.Direct Purchase this Report With Best Discount@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/checkout-final/9dbf0430d143828d332fc82121ab90a2In 2016, Asia-Pacific and North America collectively accounted for more than 70% of the yogurt market share, registering a lucrative CAGR and is anticipated to retain their position in the global yogurt market in 2023. This is attributed to the significant growth of the food & beverage industries in China, India, & other developing economies as well as rising popularity of yogurt drinks in both the regions.Major companies profiled in the report include Danone, Nestl, Parmalat S.p.A., Yakult, Chobani LLC, Yoplait, Arla Foods, Mller, Britannia Industries Limited, and FrieslandCampina.About Us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small & medium enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one stop solution from the beginning of data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients to understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. 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first_imgGene therapy is an attractive area for drug development with the goal to treat the cause of the disease instead of just relieving the symptoms. Gene therapy helps repair, repress, or replace dysfunctional genes with the aim of reestablishing normal function. Some gene mutations result in these proteins not being made correctly and can lead to genetic disorders. Gene therapy involves incorporation of an artificial or a modified gene using modified viral vectors that help deliver the gene at intended site of action or even kill the cell that may cause the disease. Gene therapy requires very few doses of medication to cure the disease.The Gene Therapy Market report gives a well-defined perspective of the market alongside the development rate and the future market prospect. Assist the report covers market potential and preferred standpoint, opportunity and challenge and risks which is extremely helpful from the business perspective.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2449055?utm_source=RK-HTNIncreasing gene therapy innovations for cardiovascular and rare diseases treatment and ethical acceptance of gene therapy for cancer treatment are the major factors that drive the market growth. Rising focus on development of gene therapy treatment for rare diseases is a result of intensifying competition among market players to consolidate their position in the industry. In addition, increase in government support and rise in prevalence of cancer can fuel the growth of the gene therapy market.By Market Key Players: Novartis, Kite Pharma, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Spark Therapeutics Inc., Bluebird bio Inc., Genethon, Transgene SA, Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation, Oxford BioMedicaThe report further analyzes the competitive landscape in this market by examining the profiles of the established market players to gain an insight into the current market hierarchy. The prevailing and the imminent organizations in the Global Gene Therapy market has also been deliberated in this research report in specifics, making it a valuable resource for supervision for the stakeholders operating in this market.Researchers have reviewed the profiles of the leading companies functional in this market in a bid to assess their growth prospects and the key strategies they have adopted for the development of their businesses. The main objective of this research study is to provide a clear understanding the Global Gene Therapy Market to the market participants and assist them in creating crucial strategies to gain an edge over their competitors.Geographically, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Asia-Pacific witnessed rapid growth in Gene Therapy over the years. This is attributed to the increase in focus of Gene Therapy companies on opportunities offered by the countries in this region. In addition, rise in the active participation of people in various sports activities in this region supplements the market growth.Key Benefits of Gene Therapy Market:•This report entails a detailed quantitative analysis of the current market trends from 2016 to 2023 to identify the prevailing opportunities.•Market estimations are based on comprehensive analysis of the key developments in the industry.•The global market is comprehensively analyzed with respect to type, method, technology, end user, and region.•In-depth analysis based on geography assists in understanding the regional market to assist in strategic business planning.•The development strategies adopted by key manufacturers are enlisted to understand the competitive scenario of the market.Ask for Reasonable Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2449055?utm_source=RK-HTNAbout Us: Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more