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Gamification in action

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter When receiving points for various missions and achievements, customers feel gratified.  For operators, this maximises value for consumers and drives them to play more consistently. Kobitskiy explains the power of real-time marketing on the user and particularly its role in an esports context: This makes financial sense, as personalised content within gaming platforms has been found by Smartico to increase engagement by up to 60%. Committed to the ongoing development of marketing and gamification solutions, Smartico is paving the way for itself to become a recognised industry leader. Working in real-time, personalised marketing promotes points of interest such as new games, bonuses and promotions, or notifications of low balance. This, paired with enough challenge to encourage a healthy sense of competitiveness, builds long-term users. Gamification in action Personalisation is a luxury, but one that consumers are growing to expect. In the entertainment industry, platforms such as Netflix personalise the experience for users by showing ‘recently watched’ content and making tailored suggestions. At Smartico, a personalised experience is at the forefront of their real-time marketing and gamification solutions, helping operators to tailor to a wider audience.  With so many brands offering new and exciting games, acquisition is arguably the more straightforward part. People are likely to test the waters on a number of different games, but how do you ensure longevity? Smartico recognises the points of interest for each user, sending them push notifications accordingly.  The push notifications will not recur, meaning players will not feel overwhelmed or fatigued by repetitive messages. Rather, the AI will establish new opportunities to engage the user. 7th April 2021 | By Elena Carruthers Marketing Additionally, as users gain points throughout the game, the possibilities for how they spend these is up to the operator. This degree of flexibility allows commercial products to be highlighted, while enhancing UX by maintaining that level of personalisation. For both users and operators alike, the journey moulds towards individual preferences and needs. “They feel part of a community, where they can see their progress compared to other users. As they play more, complete achievements and earn badges, they climb up the levels until the perks and benefits are too high to miss out on”, says Smartico’s chief executive and co-founder. Recognising the key touchpoints within the customer journey is what creates a truly personalised experience. As this will differ on an individual basis, fully integrated AI is critical in driving this process. In this way, operators can use these software solutions to enhance UX and increase commercial revenue. Sergey Kobitskiy details some of the top innovations underway within real-time marketing and gamification. Founded in 2018, Smartico has built industry-leading platforms which help gaming operators globally to enhance UX, increase revenue and improve retention. Recent times have challenged operators to shift their focus from acquisition and towards customer retention.  As technology advances, so do the opportunities to enhance player engagement.  We spoke with CEO Sergey Kobitskiy to understand what underpins a successful retention and engagement strategy. Smartico’s gamification software improves retention by focusing on positive reinforcement. Achievements, progress, and comparison to other players are all features which motivate consistent play.  Appealing to customers in itself comes with its own challenges. Creating loyal customers however, is an entirely different ball game. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Building loyalty As consumer trends evolve at an incredibly fast pace, how do operators keep up with their needs? iGB speaks with Sergey Kobitskiy to discuss the key features of a customer-oriented gaming experience… In a world that moves so fast, people’s capacity to get bored quickly is greater than ever. This means optimising gamification techniques while providing a steady stream of new content is key to long-term engagement. “We can take the sportsbook as example, automatically personalising the communication with the players based on their favourite league, or based on a game of their favourite team that is about to start, sending them notifications or offers for bets on their last team which they won with – or offering them a specific bonus on a specific game they love. ” “Our strategy is to engage with personalised content and relevant information at the right time (and not to over engage) – this is a real boost in customer experience”, says Kobitskiy. The difficulty comes in maintaining this level of engagement. Encouraging consistent gameplay comes from comprehending different user needs. Kobitskiy says on gamification: “When planning real-time retention strategy, we’re trying to cover as many possible situations the player might be in.” Tags: Smartico AI innovation AI gamification Topics: Tech & innovation Marketing Artificial intelligence Regions: Europe “Through gamification, you can incentivise a specific behaviour and the operators can actually ‘guide’ the players to do what they want, or lead them to a certain game they want to push by creating missions or giving out badges for that game”, he adds. In this sense, real-time marketing is essential to draw in the player and shape their unique experience.  With a number of high-profile partnerships with the likes of ProgressPlay and Delasport, Smartico’s marketing solutions are gaining momentum within the gaming industry. “Personalised marketing is a key feature nowadays when the market has such a variety of brands to offer to the player, and personalising messages not only with their first or last name is a good strategy in making your players feel special, but also get what they are looking for and in the right time”, he adds. Key touchpoints Email Addresslast_img read more

Pat Lam names his 2012 Blues squad

first_img Auckland Blues Head coach – Pat Lam Blues coach Pat Lam says retaining the bulk of the 2011 squad for next year is one of the most pleasing aspects of the 2012 Blues squad– along with the arrival of some pretty exciting newcomers.“Going into my fourth year, what I am really excited about is the continuity of the squad.  We have only four players joining the Blues for the first time. Having the core of our leadership group back led by Keven Mealamu is fantastic – they will continue to drive the Blues’ way.  The abundance of experience these guys have will be vital for the Under-20 players who are stepping up to the next level.”“We are also looking forward to seeing the best from players such as Liaki Moli and Brad Mika who suffered horrific injuries last year which ruled them out of the season. There’s no doubt our squad is pretty special – to have in our side the three All Blacks nominated for the 2011 IRB Player of the Year, is not a bad way to head into this campaign.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Coaches – Pat Lam and Bryce Woodward AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 09: Head coach Pat Lam is interviewed during an Auckland Blues Super Rugby training session at Unitec on June 9, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) Gareth AnscombeAnthony BoricLiaki MoliLachie MunroDaniel Braid*Ma’a NonuLuke BraidFilo PauloCharlie Faumuina*David RaikunaMichael HobbsRene RangerJerome KainoPeter SailiChris LowreyBenson StanleyTevita MailauSherwin StowersPauliasi ManuAngus Ta’avaoAlby MathewsonIsaia ToeavaTom McCartney*Piri WeepuKeven MealamuAli WilliamsBrad MikaTony Woodcock*George MoalaRudi Wulf* First time with the Blues franchiselast_img read more

Vet was unable to help drowning #Limerick man

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSinquestlimerickRiver Shannon WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads A WELL known horse racing official, who is confined to a wheelchair, has recalled how his disability prevented him helping a man who drowned in the River Shannon last year.Veterinary surgeon John Powell told the inquest into the death of a 35-year-old Limerick man that he was sitting in his car outside a restaurant on George’s Quay on November 25 last when a man tapped on the window.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Powell, who lives in Nenagh, told coroner Dr Tony Casey that he was outside Azur restaurant around 3:20pm “when the man tapped my window and said to ‘call 999 – I’m going to jump in’”“I said ‘don’t do that’, but he went over to the wall and climbed the railings.”Mr Powell said he could see the man hanging by his hands, “and then he just dropped.“I couldn’t do anything to help him as I am disabled,” he recalled in a deposition to the court in which he also sympathised with the man’s family who were present at the inquest.“He was wearing a wooly hat and a jacket and he spoke with a Limerick accent. I’d never met him before that,” Mr Powell told Gardaí.Garda Sean O’Hagan said he responded to Mr Powell’s call that the man had entered the water at George’s Quay.The inquest heard that the 35-year-old man, who lived in a hostel on Clare Street in Limerick City, was taken from the water by rescue responders and CPR was carried out minutes later. He was unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at the University Hospital Limerick.Coroner Dr Tony Casey read from the post mortem report which concluded that the man died as a result of drowning and that there were elevated levels of alcohol and drugs present.An open verdict was recorded “as nobody knows what triggered off the final act” Dr Casey said as he expressed sympathy to the man’s family. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Previous articleLimerick Musical Society take on Berlin: Annie Get Your GunNext article#Limerick apartment block for sale Staff Reporter center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsVet was unable to help drowning #Limerick manBy Staff Reporter – April 4, 2016 1202 Twitterlast_img read more

Sinn Fein calls on Arts Minister to clarify in Dail John McNultys appointment to…

first_img Sinn Fein calls on Arts Minister to clarify in Dail John McNultys appointment to IMMA board Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Fine Gael’s John McNultySinn Féin is calling on the Arts Minister to make a statement to the Dáil clarifying the appointment of John McNulty to the IMMA board.McNulty – who is Fine Gael’s Seanad by-election candidate – resigned from the museum’s board yesterday just 13 days after his appointment.Last night the by-election’s organiser was asked to expel him from the race.However it’s not clear if that’s possible – with ballot papers due to be distributed today.Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlain says it’s clear to him who is to blame for this debacle:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – September 26, 2014 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleConnelly and Holmes ratified as Mayo joint managersNext articleHarps prep for cup semi final starts tonight against Shelbourne News Highland last_img read more

Labour Without Welfare Measures Constitutes ‘Forced Labour’ Under Article 23 Of Constitution : Plea In SC Against Dilution Of Labour Laws [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesLabour Without Welfare Measures Constitutes ‘Forced Labour’ Under Article 23 Of Constitution : Plea In SC Against Dilution Of Labour Laws [Read Petition] Akshita Saxena20 May 2020 12:45 AMShare This – xA petition has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of the notifications/ ordinances issued by various State Governments, suspending the operation of certain labour laws with respect to working hours, wages, health and safety conditions. The PIL has been filed by a law student, Nandini Praveen through Advocate Nishe Rajen Shonker,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA petition has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of the notifications/ ordinances issued by various State Governments, suspending the operation of certain labour laws with respect to working hours, wages, health and safety conditions. The PIL has been filed by a law student, Nandini Praveen through Advocate Nishe Rajen Shonker, assailing relaxation of labour laws in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Assam, for having been issued without any authority of the law. It is primarily contended that Central labour laws cannot be abridged by way of executive orders issued by the states. The Petitioner has thus sought quashing of the impugned laws to the extent they are violative of the Constitutional principles and strict implementation of the Central Laws such as the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, the Factories Act, 1948, the Code of Wages Act, 2019 and all other laws on labour issues. Not a Public Emergency Under Factories Act As per the Petitioner, the provisions of the Factories Act can be diluted only in case of public emergency, whereby the security of India or of any part of the territory thereof is threatened, whether by war or external aggression of internal disturbance (in terms of Section 5 of the Factories Act). In this case however it is submitted that no such public emergency exists and therefore, judicial interference is warranted. “In the case on hand there is no internal disturbance. The inconvenience caused to the public at large and the administration due to the strict lockdown guidelines imposed by the Central and state government cannot be termed as an internal disturbance. There is no situation of ‘domestic chaos’ as well. The security of the states is not being threatened. The current situation, allegedly the reason for the states to exempt factories from the purview of the Factories Act, cannot take the colour of security threat,” the plea states. It is further stated that the purpose of the Factories Act is not to deal with the economic impact over factories, created by the situations like pandemic. It was enacted “to consolidate and amend the law regulating labour in factories,” as evident from the Preamble of the Act itself. “Therefore, the state governments cannot invoke Section 5 of the Factories Act in the guise of reviving the Industries hit by the lockdown in place at the cost of the lives of the workers,” the Petitioner has contended. Room for Exploitation of Labour The plea states that if the labour laws remain suspended, labours will be put to sheer exploitation in terms of working hours, wages, health and safety conditions, everyday. In this backdrop it is submitted that “the impugned laws are passed without adequate determining principle and are irrational. The relaxation of labour welfare measures is disproportionate and excessive and are liable to be set aside under the manifest arbitrariness test.” Constitutes Forced Labour The plea further states that the impugned laws, by suspending welfare and health measures of workers and by increasing work hours constitute forced labour, which is in violation of Article 23 of the Constitution. “Every form of forced labour ‘begar’ or otherwise, is within the inhibition of Article 23 and it makes no difference whether the person who is forced to give his labour or service to another is remunerated or not. Even if remuneration is paid, labour supplied by a person would be hit by this Article if it is forced labour, that is, labour supplied not willingly but as a result of force or compulsion,” the plea states in light of the Supreme Court ruling in People’s Union for Democratic Rights v. Union of India, AIR 1982 SC 1473. Affects Right to Health It is also submitted, in light of the Supreme Court’s verdict in Sunil Batra v. Delhi Administration, AIR 1978 SC 1675, that the right to health is a part of the right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution and the same cannot be diluted. It is further submitted that the Government is duty bound to secure the health and strength of workers and to secure just and humane conditions of work in terms of Article 39(e) and Article 42 of the Constitution, respectively. Right to minimum wage It is pointed out that certain states, such as the state of UP, have also abolished the provisions for payment of minimum wages, which is an integral part of right to life. Thus it is submitted that the impugned laws are violative of the principles laid down in Peoples Union for Democratic Rights v. Union of India 1982 AIR SC 1473, as also Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution. Violation of International Laws The Petitioner points out that the impugned laws are also in contravention of international framework on labour laws, such as the ILO Forced Labour Convention, 1930, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, etc. In this backdrop it is submitted, “It is settled that “the provisions of the Treaties/Conventions which are not contrary to Municipal laws, be deemed to have been incorporated in the domestic law” as held in T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad v. Union of India (2012) 4 SCC 362. Therefore, the impugned laws cannot violate international labour standards which India has ratified and made part of the municipal law.” Petition is drawn by Advocates Aruna A., Thulasi K. Raj, Maitreyi S. Hegde, Laila Thasnim, Vinayak G. Menon and settled by Advocate Kaleeswaram Raj A similar plea, seeking quashing of the government notifications issued for relaxation of labour laws, was moved before the Supreme Court last week. The said petition states that the notifications issued by States of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to relax provisions of labour laws are benevolent legislations which are intended to protect the “Oppressed Class” by the “Oppressor Class”. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

District Judge of Rohini Court Tests Positive for COVID-19

first_imgNews UpdatesDistrict Judge of Rohini Court Tests Positive for COVID-19 Press Trust of India2 Jun 2020 11:36 PMShare This – xThe District judge of the Rohini District Courts complex here tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the president of the bar association said.District Judge R P Pandey’s wife was found to be COVID-19 positive on Sunday, advocate Mahavir Sharma, the president of the Rohini District Court Bar Association, said.Both are in quarantine and undergoing treatment at home, he added.The judge had…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe District judge of the Rohini District Courts complex here tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the president of the bar association said.District Judge R P Pandey’s wife was found to be COVID-19 positive on Sunday, advocate Mahavir Sharma, the president of the Rohini District Court Bar Association, said.Both are in quarantine and undergoing treatment at home, he added.The judge had last visited the courts complex on Saturday, Sharma said.Four judges, who came in contact with the district judge, got themselves tested for the disease, he said, adding that while the results of two were negative, those of the other two judges were awaited.Besides the judges, the court staff of the district judge also got themselves tested for COVID-19 and their results are yet to come, Sharma said.Next Storylast_img read more

Little Orphant Annie: a Halloween tradition

first_img Onc’t there was a little boy wouldn’t say his prayers, —So when he went to bed at night, away up stairs,His Mama heard him holler, an’ his Daddy heard him bawl,But when they turned the covers back he was nowhere at all!An’ looked for him in attic and on the roof noAn’ up the chimney flue and everywhere I guess;But all they ever found was his pants around aboutCause the Goblins’ll get you if you don’t watch out!An’ one time a little girl would always laugh an’ grin,An’ make fun of everyone, an’ all her blood an’ kin;An’ once when there was “company,” an’ old folks were there,She mocked them an’ shocked ‘em, an’ said she didn’t care!An’ just as she kicked her heels, to turn and run an’ hide,There was two great big spooky things standin’ by her side,An’ they snatched her through the ceiling ‘fore she knew what she was about!Cause the Goblins’ll get you if you don’t watch out!An’ Little Orphant Annie says when the blaze is blue,An’ the lamp-wick sputters, an’ the wind goes woo-oo!An’ you hear the crickets quit, an’ the moon is gray,An’ the lightnin’-bugs and dew is all squenched away, —You’d better mind your parents, an’ your teachers fond an’ dear,An’ cherish those that love you, an’ dry the orphant’s tear,An’ help the poor and needy, cause they’re all about,Cause the Goblins’ll get you if you don’t watch out. Print Article Happy Halloween! By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Little Orphant Annie: a Halloween tradition Email the author And all us other children, when the supper things was done,We’d set around the kitchen fire an’ have the mostest funListenin’ to the witch-tales that Annie tells about,Cause the Goblins’ll get you if you don’t watch out! Back before it was decided that Halloween was a satanic thing and back when little kids dressed up in sheets and little pillows to make them fat, Halloween was a fun time. We dressed up like witches, tramps, gypsies, ghosts and goblins – all kinds of fun things. We went house to house asking for treats and then went home and roasted marshmallows over an open fire and played hide-and-ghost-seek and the Boogers gonna get you to night. (We were creative; we adapted those games for Halloween.) But the mostest fun I had on Halloween was crossing the road to Amos and Eunice’s house. Amos would be leaning against the porch wall in an old straight-back chair. When all of us chil’un gathered at his feet, he would move his chew of tobacco to the other side of his mouth, cock his head to that side and begin, “Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay …..”I don’t guess many people recite James Whitcomb Riley’s poem much anymore but “when the when the blaze is blue and the lamp-wick sputters, and the wind goes woo-oo and the crickets quit, and the moon is gray and the lightnin’ bugs and dew is all squenched away,” I sit on the porch steps, lean back against wall and, if only to myself and Cat, I begin,“Little Orpant Annie’s come to our house to stay …center_img Published 2:00 am Saturday, October 31, 2015 By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen To wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,To shoo the chickens off the porch, an’ dust the floor, an’ sweep,And make the fire, an’ bake the bread, an’ earn her board-an’-keep; Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like IT’S ELEMENT-ARY: Two men swap jobs for a day during Farm-City Week MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLJohn Henderson, a logger, left, and Barry Knight, a broadcasting director, right, swapped places for a day as… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Global model of plasmaspheric hiss from multiple satellite observations

first_imgWe present a global model of plasmaspheric hiss, using data from eight satellites, extending the coverage and improving the statistics of existing models. We use geomagnetic activity dependent templates to separate plasmaspheric hiss from chorus. In the region 22–14 magnetic local time (MLT) the boundary between plasmaspheric hiss and chorus moves to lower L∗ values with increasing geomagnetic activity. The average wave intensity of plasmaspheric hiss is largest on the dayside and increases with increasing geomagnetic activity from midnight through dawn to dusk. Plasmaspheric hiss is most intense and spatially extended in the 200 to 500 Hz frequency band during active conditions, 400 < AE < 750 nT, with an average intensity of 1,128 pT2 in the region 05–17 MLT from 1.5 < L∗ < 3.5. In the prenoon sector, waves in the 100 to 200 Hz frequency band peak near the magnetic equator and decrease in intensity with increasing magnetic latitude, inconsistent with a source from chorus outside the plasmapause, but more consistent with local amplification bysubstorm-injected electrons. At higher frequencies the average wave intensities in this sector exhibit two peaks, one near the magnetic equator and one at high latitudes, 45∘ < |Λm| < 40∘, consistent with a source from chorus outside the plasmapause. In the premidnight sector, the intensity of plasmaspheric hiss in the frequency range 50 < f < 1,000 Hzdecreases with increasing geomagnetic activity. The source of this weak premidnight plasmaspheric hiss is likely to be chorus at larger L∗ in the postnoon sector that enters that plasmasphere in the postnoon sector and subsequently propagates eastward in MLT.last_img read more


first_imgFood & Bake will see the launch of Bake3D – a new system for the analysis of product quality and consistency from CF Controls (stand P270) where bakers can create a virtual loaf for analysis.Once product weight, height, length, width and volume have been recorded, the Bake3D system analyses shape, colour and texture to create a 3D virtual model. The system helps identify problems in production processes, including panning, proving and baking. It also performs slice analysis including cell size, quantity, alignment and circulation.Fully compatible with Microsoft Windows, product information and report statistics can be exported to a number of formats, such as Excel. Information is embedded into a single file so every virtual model can be traced back to the exact unit, time and date where it was created. This file can be emailed to customers for evaluation and shared within companies that have more than one site. CF Controls will also be exhibiting systems for checking bake colour, shape, texture and coverage.last_img read more