Matt Millen film a spine-tingler even though we know how everything turned out

first_imgWe all know how Matt Millen’s health crisis turned out. And through hindsight comes certainty after the fact. Of course a donor heart turned up on Christmas eve. Of course the transplant was a success. Of course Millen is getting back to his old life and his old self.The part we were able to observe looking in from the outside was about as reassuring as an impending heart transplant can be. The stoic pragmatism from Millen, who won Super Bowls as a member of the Raiders and 49ers. The fact he …last_img read more

Sunrise Cooperative announces special program with Ohio FFA

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest George Secor, president and CEO of Sunrise Cooperative, talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo about an exciting program offering a year’s use of a truck to the newly-elected Ohio FFA State President. After that year, the truck will go to a high school graduate set to become an employee of Sunrise Cooperative immediately after graduation.last_img

How Retailers Fight Back Against Shoppers Who Use Them As Showrooms

first_imgShowrooming, the practice of looking at items in a physical store and then buying them online, is yet-another pain-in-the-butt problem facing brick-and mortar retailers. Despite all the hand-wringing, however, there are ways to mitigate the problem.First, there’s evidence to suggest that the showrooming is not quite as bad a problem as some think. A Pew Internet & American Life Project survey from the beginning of 2013 found that of surveyed consumers, fewer than half (46%) called someone for advice for a purchase, and only 28% used their phone to look up product reviews and 27% used their phone to look up product pricing during the 2012 holiday shopping season. All told, 58% of cell phone owners used their phones to try one of these shopping activities in the store. Not surprisingly, younger shoppers (78% of 18-29 year olds) and smartphone owners (72%) led the way.Not Everyone ShowroomsBut here’s something telling… even though the number of cell-phone shoppers increased from 2012 to 2013, “When asked what happened on the most recent occasion they looked up the price of a product inside a store using their cell phone, 46% of ‘mobile price matchers’ say that they ultimately purchased the product in that store – an 11-point increase from the 35% of such price matchers who said this in 2012,” the report stated.The rest of the results were equally interesting: 30% of cell-phone shoppers didn’t buy the product at all, just 12% purchased the product online and only 6% went to another store to buy the product.Retailers, it appears, are getting better at keeping customers buying in the store, no matter what they are finding on their phones and tablets.(See also Paper, Bricks & Cash Will Die: The Inevitable Evolution Of Local Commerce.)Still, 12% of cell-phone owners is a significant chunk of revenue. And there’s every indication that as smartphones continue to penetrate the market and older shoppers are increasingly replaced with younger, more showrooming-friendly buyers, retailers have to address the problem head on.There are plenty of ways that proactive retailers can fight showrooming. These five are a good place to start:1. Differentiate Your ProductsAmazon got its start selling books for reason. Bookstores are especially vulnerable to showrooming because unless they are selling very specialized publishers’ catalog items or very rare and special books, a book is a book is a book. If anything, the big booksellers made the very bed they are now forced to lie in. By presenting books as a bulk commodity, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and the extinct Borders reinforced the notion of books as a pure commodity, and that it didn’t matter where you got the book, as long as you saved money. That was great when they were cheaper than independent bookstores, but it’s come back to haunt them in the form of lower prices online.Other retailers may have things a little easier, because not every product is available online in exactly the same form as in the local stores. But stores getting hurt by showrooming should think about switching up their inventory with unique items that may be harder to find online.  2. Incentivize Local ShoppersIt’s old-school business to entice customers into your establishment with sales and coupons. Don’t stop; people still like that stuff. But other techniques can also help pull customers in the front door.Mobile shopping apps are the bane of a retailers’ existence – anything that makes it easier to comparison shop can encourage users to walk out the door. But what about an app that does the opposite, rewarding users every time they walk in a participating merchant’s store?That’s the hook for Shopkick, a mobile, location-based app that reward users with points that can be redeemed for in-store purchases and rewards from other merchants and brands who have partnered with Shopkick. Cyriac Roeding, CEO and co-founder of Shopkick, said the app has more 5 million users and has delivered $200 million in revenue to Shopkick’s 15 retail partners – including Target and Best Buy.While Shopkick is not primarily about anti-showrooming, Roeding explained, it can tend to help depress that activity. The main objective, Roeding said, is to get foot traffic in the door. Shopkick also includes features designed to help customers shop and discover products before they enter the store.3. Provide Service… With A SmileOne thing missing from most product retailers these days is the need to repair anything. In our mostly disposable society, it is usually cheaper and faster to junk a broken product rather than have it repaired.That means most buyer’s connection with a store ends the moment they walk out the door with their purchase – reducing the differentiation from online retailers. It doesn’t have to be that way. If post-purchase service doesn’t make sense, what about training and support? 4. Make Shopping An EventSpecial events offer another way to entice buyers into brick and mortar stores. Grocery stores can set up cooking classes. Apparel outlets can host fashion shows. Any special and even semi-regular event that convinces your customers to come back will strengthen the perception that  connection and make it less likely the customer will use your store for showrooming.5. Don’t PanicWhat retailers don’t need to do is panic. Most customers don’t walk into a store with showrooming in mind; they’re there to shop, as quickly or as leisurely as they would have been before smartphones came along. Pay attention to customers’ needs, put in the extra effort and, as the stats still indicate, they’ll likely follow buy from you, not from some faceless online retailer.(Need more? See also Showrooming: 5 Ways Retailers Can Fight Back [Slideshow].)Image courtesy of Shutterstock Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#e-commerce#retail#shopping center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… brian proffitt Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Batang Pier, Painters rise

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “I’m not saying this as an alibi, but a three-week layoff was hard on our part,” coach Franz Pumaren said after his Batang Pier needed a big second half to turn back the Picanto. “We were so sluggish, it’s like the team was just excited to be playing again.”Import Murphy Holloway scored 29 points and had 18 rebounds and three others tossed in twin digits for the Batang Pier, who climbed to an even 2-2 record and picked up some confidence for their next game, which will be against powerhouse San Miguel Beer this Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It’s a weak team,” Pumaren said in jest when asked who they play next.Markeith Cummings scored 37 points in almost singlehandedly carrying the fight for the Picanto, who slumped to a seventh straight loss and are likely to become the first casualties of the season-closing conference.In the second game, Rain or Shine import J’Nathan Bullock scored 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as he led the Elasto Painters to a 105-73 blowout of TNT KaTropa. The local Painters also hit their mark with 16 three-pointers as coach Caloy Garcia wards rose to 3-2, a full game ahead of their victims.TNT’s new import Glen Rice Jr. produced 19 points and eight rebounds in his PBA debut.Pumaren likewise talked with some excitement because Terrence Romeo, the leading scorer for Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon, could be returning for the game against the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen.Romeo anchored a torrid finish by the Filipinos on Sunday night that keyed a 75-70 win over Jordan for seventh place at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Beirut, Lebanon.Romeo, who scored 26 points in a 97-86 win over China, hit a triple, had an assist to Japeth Aguilar and forced the biggest Jordan turnover as the Filipinos prevailed in front of a huge crowd of overseas Filipino workers.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lebanon blows PH 5 to pieces Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments LATEST STORIES GlobalPort import Murphy Halloway loses possession on his way to the basket as two Kia Picanto defenders gang up on him. —AUGUST DELA CRUZGlobalPort dusted off the sluggishness and did away with the over-eagerness just in the nick of time to clip KIA Picanto, 102-90, on Sunday in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Batang Pier got the workout it needed as they await the return of its main gun for a big game happening in less than a week.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Lockdown lifted at Chollas Creek school after armed domestic violence suspect reported

first_img , Posted: June 13, 2018 Lockdown lifted at Chollas Creek school after armed domestic violence suspect reported nearby Updated: 2:43 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter June 13, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A Chollas Creek elementary school was on lockdown Wednesday while police searched for an armed domestic violence suspect in the area.The lockdown at John Marshall Elementary School in the Chollas Creek neighborhood of San Diego has been lifted, school district officials advise.The roughly 40-minute precautionary alert at the Altadena Avenue campus went into effect in the early afternoon as officers searched the area for a possibly armed vandalism and domestic-violence suspect, according to police.The man was not found, an SDPD spokesman says.Police received reports just before 12:30 p.m. of an armed man in the area of the campus at 3550 Altadena Avenue.last_img read more

Music has some new arrivals

first_imgAagman steps into the corridors of music which promises music which can touch and reach hearts of listeners. The band which was officially formed in May 2011 has already created a sensation over the Internet. They have their roots in Delhi. Aagman plays rock, pop, Hindi and derives music from various elements and phases of life…taking inspirations from everything around us. The band is always ready to explore which is not confined to any particular genre. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Why the name Aagman ?The name Aagman signifies the arrival. So we are here in the music industry to make good, radiant music. Our listeners have welcomed our music with open arms, so it is indeed a new phase of our life with fresh music.Tell us something about your struggling days….Promoting the band, our songs were the most challenging days since we started off on 2011, as we did not have much money then. However, Internet was the biggest platform we used to publicise our music, which ranges from pop to rock music in Hindi. Facebook has been lucky for us to showcase and promote our music. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhat is the USP of your band? How about the line up…Our music is mostly youth oriented. The lyrics are fresh, and the kind of music we play has appealed the crowd….because it is not only rock, but we produce romantic music too. So the kind of music we make touches the audiences heart. We are a five member band. Vishvesh (vocalist, composer, lyricist and rhythm guitarist), Akhilesh (composer, lyricist, bass player and backing vocals), Nitin (drummer), Sparsh (keyboard) and Sonia Rawat (vocals ). How many stage shows have you done till date, and what’s in store for the future?We have done almost 21 stage shows including cities like, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ranchi, Hyderabad, Goa. Presently we are working on our next album, which has mostly a collection of romantic songs lined up. We are also in talks with the makers of Pyaar Ka Punchnama – 2, so we can get a good launching in Bollywood as well.Q. What is your message to the budding rock bands in the city…There is so much of creativity around, we would like to suggest to the budding rock bands, to keep their originality intact. And when music and lyrics comes from the heart, it creates the best music ever…last_img read more

The Italian Job

first_imgThe Capital will be introduced to Italian way of learning soon. As we all often question that, is the bookish knowledge enough for our development? A lot of us might have grown up in an environment where teaching was more about the written word. However, the children today have a lot more in store when it comes to education.Salwan Public School along with Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts will hold a month long travelling exhibition to instigate a new beginning in preschool and primary education system, for the much-needed change, it requires. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The exhibition titled The Wonder of Learning – the hundred languages of Children is based on Reggio Emillia’s approach of learning which was born after World War II, introduced by Loris Malaguzzi in Italy. The teaching philosophy is aimed to necessitate a new and quick way of making children learn from their own experiences and observations rather than forced and rigid techniques.The exhibition will comprise of a series of pictures and photographs that illustrate the Italian experience of a different educational concept that makes the early educational years of children more intriguing and exploratory than that age old book driven knowledge providing system. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix’This exhibition draws attention to the importance of education and schools as places for discussion and mutual exchange. The aim is to reconfirm the values at the heart of the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy and to recount the changes, innovations and developments that have taken place. The exhibition speaks to all those involved in schooling, and to all members of the general public who believe that safeguarding educational processes and their evolution is of fundamental importance for society,’ said  Kiran Mehta, principal, Salwan Public School. Loris Malaguzzi believed that creativity or rather the wonder of learning serves a strong point in our work and our children should be granted with space wherein they are allowed to be themselves, explore, see, feel and grasp on their own. The exhibition is split into six different branches and each of these involves a great sense of newness in its approach. The impact of a space, sound or environmental artwork on learning, inspiring the child’s own creativity, the significance of alphabetical codes and cognitive skills, the role of light in forming perceptions at an early stage are some of the segments that are paid attention to.When: 23 November onwardsWhere: IGNCAlast_img read more