Fondly called the “El Classico”, the matches between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in Spain is one of the fiercest clashes between rivals. To understand the importance of these matches, one should understand the history behind both these clubs. It is not simply a clash between two of the biggest clubs in Spain; but to many it is still a clash between the oppressor and the suppressor. FC Barcelona is iconic for every Catalan. Barcelona might be in Spain but the Catalans prefer to be out of the fold. If you ever visit Barcelona you would be surprised to see a higher status to the Catalan language than Spanish.
The rivalry between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid grew to unimaginable proportion during the era of Dictator Franco. Franco banned the use of Catalan language and hence the matches at Barcelona became the perfect place for Catalans to take their protest to international level. FC Barcelona became true to their identity “More Than A Club” with its progressive ideas. Real Madrid was considered the hot bed of power and was associated with Franco. The rivalry was intensified during the 1950s when the clubs disputed the signing of Alfredo Di Stefano. Di Stefano had impressed both Barcelona and Real Madrid whilst playing for Club Deportivo Los Millonarios in Bogota, during a players’ strike in his native Argentina. Both Madrid and Barcelona attempted to sign him and, due to confusion had emerged due to the di Stefano moving to Millonarios from River Plate due to the strike, as both clubs claimed to own his registration. Subsequently, both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid believed that they had signed him. After intervention from the Spanish FA Barcelona backed down and di Stefano moved to Madrid; rumour remains that Barca were forced to act by Franco, but Madrid maintained that they acted voluntarily. Di Stefano became integral in the subsequent success achieved by the Madrid, scoring twice in his first game against Barcelona. With him, Madrid won the initial five European Champions Cup competitions. The 1960s saw the rivalry reach the European stage when they met twice at the European Cup, Real Madrid winning in 1960 and FC Barcelona winning in 1961.
Head on head Real Madrid leads FC Barcelona by 68 to 59. There has been 30 draws in the El Classico till date. The El classico were made fiercer with players defecting from FC Barcelona to Real Madrid. The reception got for Figo when he visited Camp Nou is a prime example. El Classico is a prime business strategy for both these clubs – FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. At the current time, El Classico is nothing more than a marketing strategy for both the team. But still tempers rises with the approach of an El Classico. The Catalan and Madrid based media trumps up the adrenaline every time an El Classico approaches. May be a clash between Pakistan and India could match the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. But no rivalry at Club level especially in Europe matches this mega event.
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There is such an overwhelming amount of information regarding green energy online so locating reliable information is quite challenging. The following article is going to give you simple advice to bring green energy into your home.
Making small adjustments to the way you use energy every day can ultimately reduce your consumption. Unplug appliances when you’re not using them. Try turning off the TV and lights when they’re not in use. This is an easy way to save cash as well.
Choosing the right service provider is important for the success of your sms marketing campaign. Here we outline some of the important factors that you need to check to ensure success of your sms marketing campaign. Setting the campaign should be easy and hassle-free. The solution provider should either provide with a web based system or a desktop application in which you can use to send the SMS to your target group. You do not have to spend much time to get the campaign up and running. Always ask the service provider for a demo before making any commitment. The service provider should be able to deliver your message across all protocols like WAP, 3G and GPRS because these are the latest technologies available in many mobile handsets. If that is not done you can lose the edge over your competition. Your message should be delivered across all mobile operators. It will increase the effectiveness of the sms marketing campaign.
The service provider should be able to brand your message. Not many
providers and operators have this feature but it does make a great impact. Personally, I feel a branded sms will make a significantly better impact than an anonymous message. People intend to respond more often to a message which is sent by a business rather than a ‘number’. Marketers will get better value of their money by sending a branded sms. You may also want to send a ‘Flash SMS’ rather than a conventional SMS. A flash SMS simply shows up on the mobile screen without the user having to open the message and read it. Sometimes marketers prefer to send this type of a message rather than a conventional sms depending on the customer segment that they are targeting. If the readers are interested they can save the SMS to their handsets for later use.
The Capstone Group was borne from a perceived need by small to medium sized business to access low cost – yet high quality – business services delivered with a passion for personal service. Matthew Reynolds, the CEO of the company, says -many accounting firms just focus on compliance work – at Capstone Group we don’t do tax – so we can fully focus on management accounting, consulting and assurance-. The Capstone Group specialises in a number of areas:
Each week we see examples of former blue-chip companies having lost their way – Billabong, David Jones, Darrel Lea, Fairfax Media – to name a few. The world is changing rapidly through increased globalisation and new technologies. Many companies are not adapting or failing to understand they need to adapt. Why do some companies thrive and beat the odds whilst others fail to adjust? Clearly there are many factors that explain a company’s performance. However there is one constant that would be present amongst the top performing businesses – a cleverly crafted and well executed strategy. A great strategy looks to capitalise on emerging opportunities, produces good performance, is adaptable to changing business conditions and can withstand the competitive challenges from rivals. At The Capstone Group we have the experience, knowledge and the passion to assist companies in the strategy development process. Through the use of power-points and mind-maps we can facilitate the strategy formulation process. We also work with our clients in examining how successful the strategy has been. Management Accounting
How To Run A Successful Event
Events are a powerful tool for marketers to truly engage their consumers and leverage their brand. No matter what type of event you plan to run, there are a few points you need to remember to ensure your event is a success.
A successful Event Marketing Campaign is one that:
* Meets your brand objectives.
* Delivers a meaningful message directly to the target market.
* Complements your overall marketing plan.
* Provides a talking point amongst consumers.
Maheshwar is a town in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Located close to Indore, the commercial capital of the state, it once had prominence as the capital of Malwa region during the rule of the Holkars. It has also been since, a centre of handloom weaving. Famed for its Maheshwari Sarees, the innovation of a royal queen, Rani Ahalyabai, Maheshwar is today home to the making of one of India’s finest traditional handloom fabrics. The Maheshwari Salwar Kameez is exclusive for unique designs on silk and cotton, the fine use of zari and brilliant use of stripes, checks and exquisite floral borders. Other notable features are light weight, shiny lustre, and a fine display of colours, with brilliant motifs. trendy designs and themes such as the Maheshwar fort and similar subjects. The blue handloom Maheshwari pure cotton salwar kameez has maroon and black floral Maheshwari block prints with a maroon floral border on the kameez. The pure Maheshwari handloom cotton salwar and the Maheshwari printed chiffon dupatta, add to the floral magic of the kameez. An attractive salwar kameez, it serves variedly for office, daily casual, parties, social functions and festivals. The cream coloured Maheshwari pure cotton salwar kamiz has black colour Maheshwari block printed floral buttis all over the cream coloured kameez, with a red coloured block printed border. The cream salwar has vertical black colour block prints. This fresh looking salwar kameez is well complemented by a burgundy and black printed chiffon chunni. This salwar suit could be worn for daily casual, office, social occasions, festivals and parties.
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Did you know that your ability to eliminate the bad stress in your life is directly related to your own happiness and well-being? So if this is true and your ability to stay happy depends on the lack of stressors in your life, then it seems clear to me that there is no better motivation than to strengthen your stress management skills. Below are some ideas of how to reduce stress in your life.
Stress and Your Happiness Level
It has been known that stress could have a direct impact on your health condition, putting you at risk of developing certain illnesses such as high blood pressure, stroke, or serious heart problems. But the most significant impact of stress is something that is felt in your everyday life your ability to stay happy and energized. Since stress is a fact of life, it does not mean that you have to completely accept it as something that you cannot change or have no control of.