5 days agoMan City attacker Gabriel Jesus scores landmark goal

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City attacker Gabriel Jesus scores landmark goalby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City attacker Gabriel Jesus netted his 50th goal in their victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday.The City star admitted that his landmark goal for the club had arrived with a hint of fortune, after his attempted header appeared to clip his shoulder before beating Wayne Hennessey.”I tried a header, but I think it hit my shoulder!” Jesus said. “I have to improve this side because I sometimes have difficulties with headers. What a cross from Bernardo as well. “A little bit lucky!” last_img read more

Experts Think Oklahoma Could Land Elite 5-Star WR

first_imgAn Oklahoma cheerleader running with an OU flag in his hand.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 16: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad waves a flag after a touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones November 16, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 48-10. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Oklahoma Sooners staked a claim to the best recruiting class in the Big 12 with their 22 players landed on National Signing Day. But Lincoln Riley’s team could make an even bigger leap if they can land one skill player who might be interested.According to 247Sports, 5-star WR Jadon Haselwood, the No. 6 overall prospect and No. 1 WR in the country, is now a favorite to pick Oklahoma over previous favorites Georgia and Miami.Per the source, Haselwood is now 57% likely to choose the Sooners, though his player page indicates it has climbed as high as 68%.247Sports noted that while Haselwood has 17 open offers, he has apparently whittled his list down to five schools: Oklahoma, Georgia, Miami, Florida State, and Tennessee.Oklahoma already boasts a first-rate class of skill players, having landed 5-star WR Theo Wease and 4-star WR Trejan Bridges. Both players are top-10 at their position and top-60 in the country. Haselwood’s signature to a letter of intent would be an incredible cherry on top.As of Thursday, 247Sports rates Oklahoma’s recruiting class as No. 6 in the nation, and the best in the Big 12 Conference.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Marine Heritage Study Launched

first_imgGovernment is partnering with Saint Mary’s University to study Nova Scotia’s marine heritage resources. The goal of the project is to chart a new course for marine heritage management and development. The study will determine what is required to support a marine archaeology program and strategies to protect underwater resources. “Nova Scotians have long recognized the significance of the province’s vast underwater heritage, from submerged landscapes and eroding shorelines to historic shipwrecks and underwater artifacts,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “The study is an opportunity to examine how we can research, manage, and most importantly, protect the province’s invaluable heritage resources.” Saint Mary’s graduate and archaeologist Jonathan Kyte of Seahorse Cultural Resource Management Services is leading the study. “Nova Scotia’s cultural identity and character has been forged by its relationship with the sea,” said Mr. Kyte. “The province’s submerged cultural resources are a testament to this relationship.” The study will help identify options for government and the university to create educational opportunities and to also build partnerships in the marine archaeology community. “Projects like this are of great interest to us at Saint Mary’s,” said Jonathan Fowler, archaeologist and associate professor in the university’s anthropology department. “In the wake of the Ivany Report, it is important for Nova Scotians to think about how we can leverage the research expertise in our universities to benefit communities.” The study expected to be completed early in the new year.last_img read more

Most Indians feel napping may improve work productivity

first_imgA new survey found that most Indians felt napping at work might improve productivity, adding that a nap room could contribute towards better workflow. For the results, an online sleep solutions start-up, conducted a nation-wide survey to emphasise the importance of sleep wellness in the workplace. The survey, conducted with over 1,500 respondents, showed that a 70 per cent of people did not have a nap room at their workplaces and 86 per cent of the respondents confirmed that a nap room would definitely help improve overall productivity at work. The research revealed that 41 per cent of the people surveyed suffered from irregular sleep patterns because of work-related stress and working late at night. “Given the rising sleep-related issues in our country, we felt it was imperative for us to take action and encourage corporates and employees to rally for nap rooms at their workspaces,” said the researchers. The survey also found that constant state of work anxiety hampered 31 per cent people’s sleep at night, while almost 20 per cent respondents felt sleepy at work all the time and 51 per cent were drowsy most of the time. The survey validated this, by revealing that 80 per cent of people felt sleepy at work one to three days a week. The research shows that one in four respondents felt commuting to work hampered their sleep patterns the most. While coffee or tea continued to be the popular choices to ward off sleep, there seemed to be a rising awareness towards the need for an active lifestyle. According to the survey, 33 per cent of people wanted their companies to get a nap room to increase focus on work wellness Research has found that taking a nap for 20-30 minutes increases short term alertness among people. While nutrition and exercise are popular work wellness themes around the world, nap room installation can ensure that sleep its due credit in companies’ employee wellness programmes. In light of these findings, the survey conducted by an online sleep solutions start-up, aims to highlight the positive impact of sleep wellness in employees’ health, well-being and productivity at work.last_img read more

International Jazz Day 2018 Comes To A Close

first_imgInternational Jazz Day 2018 came to a phenomenal close this week in St. Petersburg, following an extraordinary All-Star Global Concert at the historic Mariinsky Theatre that capped off several days of educational outreach programs across the city.The concert, led by artistic co-directors Herbie Hancock (USA) and Igor Butman (Russia), was streamed live by the United Nations and UNESCO and on www.jazzday.com. It featured performances by an international roster of artists including Oleg Akkuratov (Russia), Till Brönner (Germany), Oleg Butman (Russia), Terri Lyne Carrington (USA), Joey DeFrancesco (USA), Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), Vadim Eilenkrig (Russia), Kurt Elling (USA), Antonio Faraò (Italy), James Genus (USA), Robert Glasper (USA), David Goloschekin (Russia), Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco), Gilad Hekselman (Israel), Horacio Hernandez (Cuba), Taku Hirano (Japan), Anatoly Kroll (Russia), Gaoyang Li (China), Rudresh Mahanthappa (USA), The Manhattan Transfer (USA), Branford Marsalis (USA), James Morrison (Australia), Moscow Jazz Orchestra (Russia), Makoto Ozone (Japan), Danilo Pérez (Panama), Dianne Reeves (USA), Lee Ritenour (USA), Luciana Souza (Brazil) and Ben Williams (USA). John Beasley (USA) served as musical director.The All-Star Global Concert included special remarks from the International Jazz Day Co-Chairs: UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. The evening showcased incomparable musicians from around the world and their unique interpretations of jazz. Inventive pairings included The Manhattan Transfer delivering an exhilarating version of “Birdland” with the Moscow Jazz Orchestra, and renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis performing “As Long As You’re Living” alongside acclaimed vocalist Kurt Elling, German trumpet sensation Till Brönner and Italian pianist Antonio Faraò. The stunning vocalist Dianne Reeves joined forces with Russian saxophonist Igor Butman, Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone, and American rising star bassist Ben Williams for a breathtaking performance of “In A Sentimental Mood.” The concert concluded with the entire cast performing a heartfelt rendition of John Lennon’s beloved peace anthem, “Imagine.”Leading up to the All-Start Global Concert, St. Petersburg hosted a wide array of programming including master classes and workshops with Oleg Butman and Lee Ritenour; panel discussions exploring Jazz and Peace, Women in Jazz and Jazz and Roots Music; and jam sessions with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Fellows.Earlier in the week, the International Jazz Day festivities kicked off in New Orleans with an International Jazz Day Salute to New Orleans concert at the historic Orpheum Theater. Thousands attended this free concert commemorating the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. The show opened with an only-in-New Orleans second line fronted by the Preservation Hall All-Stars and featured performances by Herbie Hancock along with Patti Austin, Philip Bailey, Bilal, Terence Blanchard, Jon Cleary, Ledisi, Quiana Lynell, Herlin Riley and many others. The concert will stream on www.jazzday.com at 7pm et, following the broadcast of the All-Star Global Concert from St. Petersburg at 4pm et. In addition to the live concert, a series of engaging, in-school jazz education presentations were led by the Institute’s teaching artists and educators at schools across New Orleans.Celebrated around the globe each year on April 30, International Jazz Day highlights the power of jazz as a force for freedom and creativity, promotes intercultural dialogue through respect and understanding, and unites people from all corners of the globe.International Jazz Day was adopted by the UNESCO Member Nations on the initiative of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. Established in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the day is recognized on the official calendars of both UNESCO and the United Nations, and it is celebrated in more than 190 countries on all seven continents. Each year, schools, universities, libraries, jazz clubs, performing arts centers, artists and arts organizations of all disciplines around the world pay tribute to jazz through thousands of performances, education programs and community service initiatives.International Jazz Day programs are made possible by Toyota, the 2018 Lead Partner.last_img read more

Leaders campaign amid conflicting polls

A poll yesterday showed the Ontario Liberals leading their way to a majority. However, a new poll by another research company shows the Progressive Conservatives leading. But regardless of the polls, the party leaders aren’t letting up with campaigning for the June 12 election.Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne was in Walkerton on the latest stop of her campaign trail. This weekend marks the fourteenth anniversary of the Walkerton water tragedy. In honour of the residents affected, Wynne promised 30 million dollars over the next 10 years to the Walkerton water centre.“The anniversary of this tragedy, we have to learn from those lessons. We have to learn from the consequences of the decisions that were made or we will be doomed to repeat those kinds of decisions. Consequences have to be considered as decisions are made,” said Wynne.Wynne says there will also be consequences if Hudak is elected and follows through on his promise to cut 100,000 public sector jobs. Earlier today in London, Hudak touched on this issue and says it’s a tough choice he’d have to make.“Let’s not lose sight of this. This is all about jobs. This is all about lowering personal income taxes in our province once we balance the budget,” said Hudak. “Look, I’m not a politician who’s going to promise things we can’t afford. We have to make some difficult decisions to balance our budget — to pay down the credit card bill, but once we do that means lower personal income taxes for every family in the province.”Hudak says his tax cuts would mean $820 in savings for the average Ontario family, and create 47,000 jobs.Today Andrea Horwath laid out her plan to protect good local jobs. She plans to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour while cutting taxes for small businesses and she knows this is possible.Meanwhile, in the newest poll released the NDP took the biggest hit and saw their support drop four per cent.The poll by Ipsos Reid determined the Conservatives would take a big lead over the liberals. Thirty nine per cent of the decided voters would support Tim Hudak’s PC party. Thirty per cent would vote for the Liberals and 24 per cent for Andrea Horwath and the NDP.The poll also gives the PC party another advantage. Forty three percent of those who said they were most likely to vote would cast a ballot in favour of the Tories. read more

Colombia UN right offices again condemns leftist rebels for murder of civilians

The Office of the UH High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) bureau in Colombia stressed in a statement that High Commissioner Louise Arbour had repeatedly called on members of illegal armed groups to respect the right to life of all civilians and to refrain from targeting civilians at all times. Last month the office issued one of its strongest recent condemnations of FARC-EP after the murder of a former governor of an indigenous reservation and his wife.“The Office stresses that by their number and their frequency the murders perpetrated by members of FARC-EP constitute a crime against humanity on which the International Criminal Court will be able to exercise its jurisdiction,” it said. That statement followed the three earlier condemnations in which the Office accused the group of committing war crimes in the separate massacres of nine bus passengers, nine members of a local municipal council, and three civilians, including a 76-year-old woman and an eight-year-old child. read more

Big savings on fuel helps Delta post 15 billion 2Q profit beating

In this photo taken, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, a Delta jet takes off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. Delta Air Lines reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Jul 15, 2015 2:58 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Big savings on fuel helps Delta post $1.5 billion 2Q profit, beating Wall Street expectations DALLAS – Delta Air Lines’ second-quarter profit nearly doubled to $1.5 billion as huge savings on fuel offset weak growth in revenue.The company predicted a record quarter when it next reports financial results, in October.Profits are soaring as airlines keep planes full by not adding too many new flights. That has caught the attention of the U.S. Justice Department, which is investigating whether the airlines are illegally working together to prop up prices by limiting the number of flights — and signalling those moves to each other in advance.The investigation didn’t stop Delta from talking about capacity. It will increase flying by 3 per cent in the third quarter compared with a year ago, but hold fourth-quarter capacity flat with late 2014.“We are always going to be transparent with our investors,” CEO Richard Anderson said on a conference call.Delta said that passengers spent 4 per cent less per mile in the second quarter than they did in mid-2014, a sign that fares are slipping. That is a troubling trend for the airline business after years of rising “yield,” as the figure is called. Delta said that it expects the downward trend to continue in the third quarter but end in the fourth quarter.Airlines say their success helps passengers and employees. Anderson said that his airline has been able to afford new airplanes and higher wages.Employees expect to share in the airline’s success, and pilots last week rejected a contract even though it included pay raises. As a result, Anderson said, the company would cancel orders for 60 planes that hinged on a new contract with union pilots.Delta Air Lines Inc., based in Atlanta, is the nation’s third-largest airline operator and the first to report results from the April-through-June quarter.The company said second-quarter net income rose 85 per cent from a year ago. Excluding non-recurring gains, Delta earned $1.27 per share, beating the $1.22 forecast from 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research.Revenue rose 1 per cent to $10.71 billion, topping the Zacks forecast of $10.64 billion.Spending on fuel plunged 40 per cent — a savings of nearly $1.2 billion when Delta Connection flights are added. Labor costs rose 7 per cent and passed fuel as Delta’s biggest expense.For the July-through-September quarter, Delta expects that cheaper jet fuel will allow it to boost earnings per share by 30 per cent, compared with the same period last year, and hit an operating profit margin of around 20 per cent.The shares lost ground early Wednesday but recovered to close up 33 cents at $43.99. They have dropped 11 per cent this year, compared with a 2 per cent gain in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.___This story includes material generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on DAL at http://www.zacks.com/ap/DAL___Keywords: Delta Air Lines, Earnings Report, Priority Earnings read more

President Obama gives historic speech in Athens Video

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Watch President Obama’s full speech below: US President Barack Obama has given a historic speech on the second day of his visit to the Greek capital. Hosted at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Wednesday, he spoke highly of Greece’s contribution to the modern world. “I came here with gratitude for all that Greece – ‘this small, great world’ – has given to humanity through the ages,” Mr Obama said, referring to Aeschylus, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Socrates and Aristotle.He spoke further about democracy and its values, ones that he endeavoured to honour while in office with hopes that his successor, Donald Trump will do the same.President Obama also highlighted the efforts Greece has made in responding to the refugee crisis as a positive example for the rest of the world, despite the country and its people experiencing their own challenges.  “Because our democracies are inclusive, we’re able to welcome people and refugees in need to our countries. And nowhere have we seen that compassion more evident than here in Greece,” Mr Obama said.Greece’s government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos expressed that they were pleased with the crucial issues raised by the President, including the refugee crisis, Cyprus and the country’s debt. “The US president made clear that austerity cannot lead to economic prosperity,” Mr Tzanakopoulos said, adding that the event was of “global significance”.With Greece so far meeting the criteria for a Eurogroup meeting on 5 December, the spokesman was hopeful, adding that “There is a very good possibility that by the end of the year we will have very positive developments as regards the Greek debt,” reports Kathimerini. While other parties were also positive about Obama’s visit, PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata noted that “the problem is that Obama leaves but unfortunately the problems remain here and remain unsolved.”The speech was originally organised to be given at the ancient site of Pnyx Hill, considered to be the birthplace of democracy, however plans were altered to a closed and more secure venue due to security concerns following an attack on the French Embassy in Athens earlier this week. President Obama is the fourth US President to have ever visited Greece, and during his stay enjoyed a visit through various ancient sites, including a tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum with the director of Ephorate of Antiquities for Athens of the Ministry of Culture, Dr Eleni Banou. His final overseas trip as President of the United States, Mr Obama is now in Berlin meeting with German chancellor, Angela Merkel.last_img read more

Sands officially declares Osaka IR focus

first_img RelatedPosts Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has officially announced its intention to focus its Japan IR bid on Osaka.Following in the footsteps of MGM Resorts, which declared its Osaka First policy in January, LVS Managing Director of Global Development, George Tanasijevich, admitted this week that Osaka was now the company’s top target given uncertainty around the involvement of either Tokyo or Yokohama in pursuing an IR. “Public opinion polls don’t indicate support for IRs and Tokyo seems preoccupied with preparations for the Olympics,” he said. “We think the possibilities are very low for both cities at this point.”Conversely, “the [Osaka] government has made it very clear what kind of IR they are looking for.”LVS has previously been reluctant to narrow its focus down to a single location.Osaka officials revealed earlier this month that a total of seven operators have registered to participate in the IR Request for Concept (RFC) held by the city.Of those, MGM Resorts has already announced a consortium with Orix, while Melco Resorts and Entertainment’s is the other operator to have declared Osaka as its priority. Load More Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analystslast_img read more

Worker falls 15 feet through Lauderhill roof suffers minor injuries

first_imgUpdate: Worker fell 15 feet through roof into store, and sustained minor injuries. Dollar General Store has been closed by the Lauderhil Building Official due to the roof being unsafe. https://t.co/qMsLodIakt pic.twitter.com/0C3gZYyCOG— LauderhillFDOpsChief (@LHFireOPSChief) May 21, 2019Lauderhill Fire Rescue officials said the victim suffered minor injuries.City building inspectors have shut down the business because they said the roof was unsafe.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – A worker suffered minor injuries after plunging 15 feet through the roof of a Lauderhill store.The incident happened at the Dollar General Store on North State Road Seven and 12th Street, Tuesday morning.last_img read more

Bristol Bay Run Nears 20 Million Sockeye

first_imgBristol Bay fishermen had their biggest haul of the season July 8, with about 1.7 million sockeye harvested, including 1 million from the Naknek-Kvichak district.Download Audio:Fish are unloaded in Naknek, June 28, 2015.Credit Hannah Colton/KDLGOn Wednesday fishermen in Bristol Bay hauled in their biggest catch to date – landing about 1.7 million sockeye, including 1 million harvested out of the Naknek-Kvichak district. The total run to Bristol Bay now stands at about 20 million sockeye, which is still well below the forecast … but Port Moller’s test fishery says catches the last two days are near the highest of the season.Eastside fishermen had strong catches Wednesday.The million fish out of Naknek-Kvichak Wednesday brought the season total there to 3.3 million fish. The Naknek hit the lower end of its escapement goal yesterday, with 60,000 fish counted yesterday bringing the total to about 887,000, within the 800,000 to 2 million sockeye range. The Kvichak goal was adjusted to 2.35 million fish earlier this week, and yesterday’s count of 755,000 reds brought the season total to 2.3 million, nearing the goal.In Ugashik, 374,000 sockeye caught Wednesday; season total for the district is 2 million, and that river is also nearing it’s escapement goal – 500,000 are needed; yesterday’s count brought the season total to 457,000. Yesterday’s Egegik catch was 308,000 fish; season total is 3.9 million, and the lower end of the escapement goal has already been met.Westside catches and counts were a little slower yesterday.The Togiak catch Wednesday was about 10,000 sockeye, bringing the season total to  57,000. This is typically the peak of the season there, but ADFG enacted restrictions there to limit fishing due to low counts and low catches so far.  No fish were counted at the Togiak tower yesterday.In the Nushagak District, 94,000 reds caught yesterday, bringing the season total to about three million. The Nushagak, Wood and Igushik rivers have all met the lower end of their escapement goals.More fish could be on the way.The Port Moller Test Fishery posted its second best day of the season yesterday, with a replacement index of 80. The only day better was June 26, with an index of 82. Tuesday’s index was 76.  The Port Moller catches typically indicate how many fish are on their way back to Bristol Bay, and are several days out from the five Bristol Bay fishing districts.Nushagak District Area Manager Tim Sands said he doesn’t know how many of the Port Moller fish are headed to his district, in part because genetics results aren’t in yet.“I’m not the expert  on Port Moller, but it’s a surprise to me to see such a big bump. And of course, two days of missing data as well, so we don’t know what’s there.”Sands said he hopes some are headed to his district.“I’m optimistic that some of those fish will be heading to the Nushagak District, how much we don’t know, but it’s certainly better than a complete drop off out there.”last_img read more

Three indicted in December double homicide in Anchorage

first_imgThree defendants were indicted Wednesday for their roles in a late-December double homicide in Anchorage that resulted in the deaths of Jeramyha Talauega and Robin Porter.Solomon Tavita, 23, faces charges of 2nd degree murder, attempted murder in the 1st degree, robbery in the 1st degree, and misconduct involving a weapon in the 1st degree.Linda Chattell, 26, is indicted on charges of 2nd degree murder, and robbery in the 1st degree.Meghan Pugh, 31, was indicted on charges of 2nd degree murder, manslaughter, misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree, and misconduct involving a weapon in the third degree.If found guilty, the defendants could face from 10 to 99 years in prison for murder in the 2nd degree.last_img read more

College Advising In Houston Schools Gets MultiMillion Dollar Boost

first_imgHISDEMERGE staff and college admissions experts coach HISD Students on how to have a successful interview with an Ivy League and Tier I colleges. Houston’s high school students will get a boost in college advising, thanks to $13 million in grant money to the Houston Independent School District. Part of that money from the Houston Endowment will expand efforts to match high-achieving, low-income students with top-tier colleges, like Yale and MIT. Trisha Cornwell directs EMERGE Fellowship, a nonprofit that partners with HISD to do just that. She expects to coach one hundred more students a year, bringing the new class of incoming EMERGE students each year to 350 students.“In every high school in the district, there are students who we cannot wait to serve, and now that we have the spots available, we can add more students at those high schools to our program,” Cornwell said.She said in time, that college advising, access and successful graduation translates into a greater leadership pipeline for the city of Houston.College advising in HISD will also expand in other ways. Assistant Superintendent Rick Cruz said that they’ll also hire more staff to advise students at all academic levels, especially in under-served communities.They also plan to start working with kids earlier, in middle school.“So that by the time they’re in high school, we have a great pipeline of kids that programs like EMERGE can work with,” Cruz said, who started EMERGE as a grass-roots community group while teaching in HISD in 2010.Cruz said that they also will support students more as they transition to higher education, to make sure they attend the first day of college classes. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Share 00:00 /01:05 Xlast_img read more

The Challenges of Omnichannel and How Retailers Might Solve Them

first_img Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read April 17, 2017 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now “Omnichannel commerce” has been a retail buzzword for several years, however much confusion and curiosity still surrounds this hot topic. Among the various reasons why is simple: Omnichannel — though aimed to help merchants increase revenue and customer visibility — causes many retailers to lose millions of dollars each year, with one recent study identifying that 45 percent of merchants and suppliers have lost more than $1 million in revenue due to cross-channel commerce challenges, and more than one in ten have lost more than $3 million.Lauren Freedman, SVP of digital strategy at Astound Commerce, believes that a lack of clarity is a big reason for this, causing merchants to create challenges for themselves versus streamline their selling efforts through omnichannel commerce.“Lack of transparency of inventory across the enterprise is the biggest challenge for retailers. This is the basis of customers having the ability to select the channel of choice based on convenience and needs, which are always in flux,” Freedman explains.Related: How to Survive as a Brick-and-Mortar Retail StoreExpanding on this, Nihat Arkan, CEO of 1WorldSync, explains that “when it comes to omnichannel commerce, there is no singular problem that retailers need to address. Omnichannel is a complex, multi-faceted challenge for retailers, with many unequipped to deal with this.”Keeping this in mind, applying a multi-faceted approach to bridging the gaps in omnichannel seems to make the most sense — while also keeping a sharp focus on customers, who ultimately determine if your omnichannel strategy works or not.Challenges and opportunities with omnichannel  Customers, as it turns out, are among the biggest challenge for retailers aiming to maximize their omnichannel potential. Due to each customer having a one-of-a-kind road to purchase, it’s a clear challenge for businesses to navigate each and every customer uniquely. Fortunately, however, this challenge is beginning to fade as technologies, data and artificial intelligence become more readily available to merchants — helping to close the gaps of omnichannel commerce.“A big challenge comes with recognizing the shopper and their unique profile in an omnichannel environment,” shares Greg Ng, vice president of digital engagement at PointSource. “Netflix is an example of a company that does this really well. No matter what device a user is on, the content is uniquely curated to their likes and dislikes. Data driven innovation is the key to these unified experiences for retailers. Data is being collected at every customer touchpoint, and by tapping into these insights retailers can easily learn shopping patterns, preferences and user behaviors across devices. The methods may vary depending on channel, but the strategy should remain the same — use customer data to drive iterative improvements in order to create a seamless and personalized user experience.”Related: The Growth of Artificial Intelligence in Ecommerce (Infographic)Data undoubtedly has a huge influence on merchants and how they tackle their omnichannel strategy. A recent article on Entreprenuer.com suggested that data gained from technology should support businesses rather than lead businesses — and this same approach applies to omnichannel efforts, challenging merchants to shape their unique path in omnichannel commerce. Among the channels retailers must consider in omnichannel include email marketing, social media, mobile experiences — including apps and web browsing — as well as traditional storefronts, catalogs and of course, websites. Collectively, this provides a vast range of both opportunities and challenges for merchants — making omnichannel one of the most difficult yet important journeys to perfect as a merchant.Closing the omnichannel gapsA recent study by analytics firm comScore and UPS provides a clear picture to the reality of consumer spending these days, identifying that shoppers made 47 percent of all their purchases online in 2014, rising to 48 percent in 2015, and to 51 percent in 2016. Summing this up, we are now positioned as a society to shop more online than offline, which means our strategy to support customers must adjust to support this change, as well.Vincent Naigeon, managing director of BRIDGE — a software that helps merchants streamline their online and offline experiences — believes that technology is the answer to filling in the gaps of the customer journey while also helping to support merchants in their omnichannel efforts. Through technology, Naigeon believes that merchants will begin to “reduce any customer frustration” and as a result, experience stronger sales.Related: 4 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Stores Can Outsell Online Retailers“Technology is important as there is often a gap between offline and online. Specifically, mobile can help to close this gap but it requires investment in the website to ensure the web experience is ‘mobile first’ and aligns with the messaging in other marketing channels,” Naigeon explains.Connecting all marketing channels is key, helping to create an unbroken brand experience that positions customers to feel confident and connected in their unique shopping destinations. Closing these gaps has historically been a challenge, but new technologies such as IBM’s Watson, Genesys, BRIDGE and more, are helping to make these gaps a thing of the past.The only potential setback? Businesses choosing not to invest into omnichannel strategies that can help strengthen their customer’s paths to purchase and overall brand experience.Related: 5 Steps to Build Your Global Ecommerce SiteFinally, as you look to avoid the gaps of omnichannel, remember that the following is what you should aim to accomplish:Bridging offline and online shopping journeys — aiming to connect with consumers seamlessly to help keep them on their path of purchaseOffering united brand experiences in all touchpoints of customer engagement, including social media, email marketing, mobile, websites, in-store, digital marketing and all other avenues of communicationRecognizing that online engagement can support in-store experiences, with a reported 50 percent of online shoppers shipping their product to physical stores among other roads to in-store visits from online starting pointsIdentifying the right avenues of omnichannel for your unique business — acknowledging that no two businesses are the same and likewise, your omnichannel strategy must uniquely make sense for your specific business”What we recognize with the best brands in retail is that their success and popularity comes from a consistent experience across devices, platforms and mediums,” says Camilla Ley Valentin, CCO and co-founder of Queue-it, which helps online retailers increase sales by maximizing website function and preventing website failure during peak sales. Expanding on this, founder and CEO of POS company Lightspeed Dax Dasilva offers this final piece of advice for those still wondering if omnichannel is the right strategy for them: “An omnichannel approach is crucial for retail success, allowing businesses to meet their customer at any time, anywhere in the world.”Connecting customers at any time, anywhere in the world? Now that’s something worth working towards.  This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

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dois not constructive” The question of how much privacy or how many civil liberties citizens are willing to exchange for safety and security has of course haunted the country since well before 9/11 But in recent years particularly in the wake of the Snowden leaks the pendulum seemed to have swung toward privacy Earlier this year members of Congress in response to an outpouring of public support overwhelming voted in favor of an amendment banning requirements that companies “backdoor” encryptions Powerful tech firms like Google and Facebook along with the grassroots advocacy of “netizens” make the passage of any new anti-encryption laws an uphill battle if not impossible But should anything like what happened in Paris last week occur on US soil all bets are offa scenario that privacy advocates caution against “In the end we can hurt ourselves much more than the terrorists can hurt us” Bankston of OTI wrote “Indeed thats their entire strategy” Read Next: CIA Director Says ISIS Likely Has 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hearing of the substantive case He therefore adjourned the case till January 11 When the case came up for hearing on January 11 in which the lead counsel to the Osun State government Dr Bashiru Ajibola presented an application to set aside the earlier ruling the presiding judge again adjourned the case till January 24 2018 However the OSIEC’s chairman had disclosed that “only 18 political parties would participate in the contest Meanwhile DAILY POST gathered that the main opposition party in the state PDP has outrightly boycotted the election for lack of transparency and failure to comply with rule of law "It’s difficult yes" Jeff Fastnacht saidHe and other North Dakota education leaders are hopeful a revamped student loan forgiveness program will help alleviate teacher shortages in rural areas About $21 million is available for the effort in the current two-year budget cycle and state officials expect to begin accepting applications early next yearKirsten Baesler the state’s superintendent of public instruction said the new program was created based on the recommendations of a task force that formed to address teacher shortages that were at a "crisis level" The state Legislature gave its approval earlier this yearDemocratic state Sen Erin Oban a former teacher from Bismarck said lawmakers didn’t put any new money into the program but "rearranged" its requirements"We’ve for a long time had a program it’s just never shown effectiveness because we’ve never tried to direct them into areas that we really need" she saidUnder the new state law a person who accepts a position of "critical need" in a nonrural school district may receive up to $3000 per year for up to four years But somebody who accepts a critical need position in a rural school school district may receive up to $6500 per year for up to four yearsThe average student debt here for all programs is almost $28000 according to data provided by the North Dakota University System"It’s a program that’s open to any school in North Dakota" said Nick Archuleta president of the public employee and teacher union North Dakota United "But . it’s not as difficult for some of the larger districts to recruit and retain teachers"’Above and beyond’Lower salaries and a lack of amenities in remote communities are two significant barriers to attracting teachers to rural schools education officials said But more than two-thirds of North Dakota schools are located in a rural area dwarfing the national figure of 285 percent according to a report from the Rural School and Community TrustRural teacher salaries in North Dakota are more than $10000 below the national average the report said"Obviously we want the best people going into teaching no matter where they are" Oban saidIn the last decade Ellendale has had to replace 32 professional educators representing 9 percent turnover Fastnacht said but they’ve been "uniquely lucky" to go without any unfilled positions There are more than 200 unfilled teaching positions across the state said Kay Mayer director of outreach and engagement at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction"I think that inherently puts us behind the eight ball right away because we’re lacking the number of bodies to fill the positions" Fastnacht said "The big schools are not immune to this problem"Ray Public School Superintendent Ben Schafer said they’ve flown in candidates from out of state giving them a tour of a town that’s home to an estimated 800 people northeast of Williston The district will be pressured to find more teachers as elementary class sizes grow he saidSchafer said it’s become "maybe a little bit" easier to recruit educators since the oil boom subsided He said the school district owns 12 properties to help make rent more affordable for teachers"You kind of have to go above and beyond" Schafer said "Even while you’re doing those things you still end up with one candidate per position You’re choosing between a candidate and not filling the position"But Schafer is hopeful the new student loan forgiveness program will encourage teachers to go without some of the "conveniences" of a larger city"I think a lot of times in the rural schools all we’re asking for is to give us a chance And this is something that gets young people to give the rural school a chance" he said

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