Here’s a quick rundown of what we know about the Ariana Grande concert attack so far

A suicide bombing in Manchester, England, killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more on Monday night, according to the BBC.

A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and injured 59 more at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena, the BBC reported. The homemade bomb went off around 10:33 local time.

Updates are still filtering in about the attack, but here’s a quick rundown of what we know so far.

The Guardian reported that Georgia Callander, 18, was the first victim in the attack to be named. Callander was a student at Runshaw College. Two more victims were identified Tuesday morning, one of whom was an 8-year-old girl, BuzzFeed News reported.
Police arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south of Manchester, in connection with the attack, the BBC reported.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday morning, according to the Associated Press.
Prime Minister Theresa May said the bombing was “a callous terrorist attack,” BuzzFeed News reported.
“All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people. But this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice — deliberately targeting defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable evenings of their lives,” May said, according to BuzzFeed.
Ariana Grande responded to the event in a tweet that said she felt “broken.”

Other celebrities responded to the attack, according to USA Today. Selena Gomez, Drake and Justin Timberlake all shared social media posts, saying their thoughts and prayers are with affected families.

Axios had a good …read more

Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News

These 3 Marketing Tactics Will Increase Your Online Sales

There are currently over 966 million websites in the world today. So basically, if you’re doing any sort of online selling, you’ve noticed how stupidly competitive and extremely cut-throat it is when it comes to marketing.

As an online business owner, are you doing everything you can to compete? If you stopped after implementing SEO, then the answer is; no.

“Often and especially for SMBs, guerilla marketing is much more needed for best visibility.” says veteran SEO Alan Bleiweiss.

This is because in order to really get noticed in 2017, your website needs more than just SEO and search engine exposure. Your website needs to stand out from the competition, and the crowd, in a much bigger way.

Until you can successfully pull off a viral marketing stunt though, there are some digital marketing techniques you can, and should, be doing with your website in order to turn it into a money opportunity machine.

1. Targeted Facebook Ads

In 2015, veteran marketer Kane Jamison wrote that Facebook Ads were one of the most powerful tools we had as digital marketers. Given that Facebook now influences more than 52 percent of consumers’ online and offline purchases, it would seem he was on the right track.

If you’re still not using Facebook ads to attract your target market, then you’re probably missing out on some very good conversion opportunities. Especially when it comes to mobile users.

Unlike other ad platforms, with Facebook ads, you have a wider variety of targeting options. In fact, you can get unbelievably specific…

French- & English-speaking women, between the ages of 31 and 56, located in a 10-mile radius of Boston, MA, who work either from home or from a small office in the retail production industry, who are “fit moms” …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada

Two B.C. engineers among those honoured at national awards

NO LOCATION, UNDATED – Veronica Knott, a UBC engineer student, is pictured in this handout photo. [PNG Merlin Archive]

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Veronica Knott, a UBC engineer student, is pictured in this handout photo.

Two B.C. engineers – one a student at the University of B.C. and the other a professor at UBC Okanagan – are among those being honoured this week at the Engineers Canada Awards, the highest honour in the profession.

Veronica Knott, an undergraduate engineering student at UBC, will receive the 2017 Gold Medal Student award for her efforts as a student leader to make engineering more inclusive and diverse.

She has also served as a student representative for the university’s Board of Governors, and as the president of the UBC Engineering Student Society.

Knott is among three women who will receive awards dedicated to encouraging women to explore engineering and ensuring the field is as diverse as the society it serves.

Jonathan F. Holzman is an associate professor at UBC Okanagan and will be the recipient of the Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education. Holzman’s work includes the use of innovative teaching methods and technology. He is also the group leader of the Integrated Optics Laboratory.

Holzman had also previously won the Teaching Award of Excellence from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. in 2016.

“As we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we reflect upon the diverse work professional engineers have contributed to every sector of Canadian society,” said interim CEO of Engineers Canada Stephanie Price.

“Engineers have helped create and build Canada to what it is today; whether it’s transportation, natural resources, infrastructure, environment, or technology, engineers have played a significant role.”

The awards are handed out by Engineers Canada, the national organization that regulates and licenses Canada’s 290,000 professional …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun