Month: July 2019

first_imgJuno July 5, 2016 Autoplay: On | Off 2020 Toyota Camry Justin Bieber Launches Plant-Based Deodorant Cannes: ticketless festival-goers seek seats for films The requested video is no longer available Add to Queue Embed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist Don ‘Fingers’ Felder Releases New Album Turning Up the Heat in the Southeast for Holiday Weekend 2 Delicious Summer Entertaining Ideas HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Phenomenon 2 Musts for Tackling Allergy Season NASA’s Juno spacecraft capped a five-year journey to Jupiter late Monday with a do-or-die engine burn to sling itself into orbit, setting the stage for a 20-month dance around the biggest planet in the solar system to learn how and where it formed.“We’re there. We’re in orbit. We conquered Jupiter,” lead mission scientist Scott Bolton, with the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, told reporters on Tuesday. “Now the fun begins.”Juno will spend the next three months getting into position to begin studying what lies beneath Jupiter’s thick clouds and mapping the planet’s gargantuan magnetic fields.Flying in egg-shaped orbits, each one lasting 14 days, Juno also will look for evidence that Jupiter has a dense inner core and measure how much water is in the atmosphere, a key yardstick for figuring out how far away from the sun the gas giant formed.Jupiter’s origins, in turn, affected the development and position of the rest of the planets, including Earth and its fortuitous location conducive to the evolution of life.“The question I’ve had my whole life that I’m hoping we get an answer to is ‘How’d we get here?’ That’s really pretty fundamental to me,” Bolton said.Jupiter orbits five times farther from the sun than Earth, but it may have started out elsewhere and migrated, jostling its smaller sibling planets as it moved. Jupiter’s immense gravity also diverts many asteroids and comets from potentially catastrophic collisions with Earth and the rest of the inner solar system.Launched from Florida nearly five years ago, Juno needed to be precisely positioned, ignite its main engine at exactly the right time and keep it firing for 35 minutes to become only the second spacecraft to orbit Jupiter.If anything had gone even slightly awry, Juno would have sailed helplessly past Jupiter, unable to complete a $1 billion mission.The risky maneuver began as planned at 11:18 p.m. EDT/0318 Tuesday GMT as Juno soared through the vacuum of space at more than 160,000 mph (257,500 kph).NASA expects Juno to be in position for its first close-up images of Jupiter on Aug. 27, the same day its science instruments are turned on for a test run.Only one other spacecraft, Galileo, has ever circled Jupiter, which is itself orbited by 67 known moons. Bolton said Juno is likely to discover even more.Seven other U.S. space probes have sailed past the gas giant on brief reconnaissance missions before heading elsewhere in the solar system.The risks to the spacecraft are not over. Juno will fly in highly elliptical orbits that will pass within 3,000 miles (4,800 km) of the tops of Jupiter’s clouds and inside the planet’s powerful radiation belts.Juno’s computers and sensitive science instruments are housed in a 400-pound (180-kg) titanium vault for protection. But during its 37 orbits around Jupiter, Juno will be exposed to the equivalent of 100 million dental X-rays, said Bill McAlpine, radiation control manager for the mission.The spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, is expected to last for 20 months. On its final orbit, Juno will dive into Jupiter’s atmosphere, where it will be crushed and vaporized.Like Galileo, which circled Jupiter for eight years before crashing into the planet in 2003, Juno’s demise is designed to prevent any hitchhiking microbes from Earth from inadvertently contaminating Jupiter’s ocean-bearing moon Europa, a target of future study for extraterrestrial life.(By Irene Klotz; Editing by Kim Coghill and Andrew Heavens) 3 min read How Human Behavior is Hurting Animals and What We Can Do to Protect Them North Carolina superintendent says new app can help reduce violence in schools Summer Beauty Survival Must-Haves Saint Laurent dazzles with men’s collection on Malibu beach US Navy: Russian destroyer almost collided with cruiser in the Philippine Sea Summer is here and there are some great looks this season for women of all shapes and sizes. Check out the hottest styles for hourglass, rectangle and pear shaped women. 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first_imgTwitter Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. –shares Twitter Users Cheer Thursday Night Football Live Video Twitter Inc. made a smooth debut with its broadcast of a National Football League game on Thursday, attracting generally positive tweets throughout the matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets.The CBS live feed marked the first time an NFL game had been broadcast on Twitter and the event quickly began to trend on the social media platform in the United States.Twitter users on computers and mobile devices were able to see tweet commentary running alongside a video feed that featured the same footage and commentary available on the television broadcast.”In an Uber watching #TNF [Thursday Night Football] on Twitter,” tweeted app developer John Shahidi (@john). “The future is cool so far.”Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) tweeted: “Took 5-seconds watching #TNF on [Twitter] to know this is the wave of the future.”Some viewers, however, complained of persistent “buffering” and said that the Twitter video lagged behind the television broadcast. The video on the social media platform at some points was operating on a delay of almost 30 seconds.”The quality is better than my HD TV, but it being delayed stinks,” wrote Twitter user DCBlueStar (@DCBlueStar). “I’ll stick to the TV, I reckon.”Available on Twitter’s platform worldwide, Thursday’s game was the first of 10 that the microblogging site plans to stream as it seeks to make itself a force in mobile video with live events.Twitter has struggled with user growth and advertising competition, and livestreaming the games gives the social network a new avenue to attract users as it tries to catch up with rivals like Facebook Inc.Media experts have said the NFL deal helps cement Twitter’s position as a venue for live video.Twitter’s arrangement with the NFL comes as sports fans increasingly rely on the internet to watch video at the expense of traditional cable and satellite connections. Many already use Twitter to discuss events as they happen.The broadcast was also available through Twitter apps on Apple Inc. TV globally and on Microsoft Corp. Xbox One and Amazon Inc. Fire TV in select countries.The NFL previously livestreamed an October 2015 game on Yahoo.The New York Jets won Thursday night’s game over the Buffalo Bills 37-31.(Reporting By Amy Tennery; Editing by Peter Henderson, Andrew Hay and Paul Tait) This story originally appeared on Reuters Image credit: Moso Image | Shutterstock The CBS live feed marked the first time an NFL game had been broadcast on Twitter and the event quickly began to trend on the social media platform in the United States. September 16, 2016 3 min read Reuters Next Article Add to Queue Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now »last_img read more

first_img –shares Google Says It Can Predict When Your Flight Is Going to Be Late Google Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. It seems that there is no consensus about how much longer we’ll be stuck with winter. Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow — ostensibly predicting six more weeks of winter — while the less alliteratively named Staten Island Chuck did not.Now, predictions are a tricky business, but it seems that we’re going to continue to deal with precipitation and chilly temperatures at least for the time being, and that means travel delays, especially for flights.Google might be a little bit more adept at attempting to see the future than a groundhog. The search giant said that an update of its Google Flights app is making it possible to predict whether your flight will be delayed, even before the airlines figure it out.Related: Emotional Support Peacock Rejected to Fly by United Airlines”Flights already shows delays, and now we’re sharing reasons for those delays and delay predictions too,” the company explained in a blog post. “Using historic flight status data, our machine learning algorithms can predict some delays even when this information isn’t available from airlines yet — and delays are only flagged when we’re at least 80 percent confident in the prediction.”The company doesn’t suggest relying solely on Google Flights to decide whether you should go to the airport or not as things can always change, but at least you’ll have a sense of how long you’re going to potentially be stuck in the terminal. Apparently even better than the airports can. Entrepreneur Staff Enroll Now for $5 Nina Zipkincenter_img February 2, 2018 Image credit: Shutterstock Add to Queue 2 min read Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Next Article Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful.last_img read more

first_imgAlden’s Organic introduces eight new ice cream flavours in the USPosted By: Contributoron: January 11, 2019In: Dairy, Industries, Innovation, New productsPrintEmailUS ice cream brand Alden’s Organic seeks to celebrate its Oregon roots with a raft of new flavour launches alongside updated packaging.The eight new pints, scheduled to hit stores in spring 2019, are: Sasquatch tracks, caramel macchiato, crushin on cookies and mint, vanilla crème, double Dutch chocolate, road trip dark chocolate almond, midnight cherry chip, and dough yeah cookie dough fudge.Alden’s Organic vice president of marketing and innovation Michelle Hunt said: “Our eight new pint flavours are made to spark a good time – never too sweet and unmistakably tasting like the organic ingredients inside. If something says ‘strawberry’, we think it should taste like strawberry not strawberry-ish.“Recipes like Sasquatch tracks road trip evoke our Oregon roots and spirit. We do ice cream the Oregon way – always playful yet relentlessly progressive – to prove that organic is both old school and new cool.”She added: “Alden’s mission is to make organic ice cream irresistible for all. As leaders in the organic category since 2004, we are ‘all in’ on organic and letting the organic flavour realness shine through in every scoop, lick and bite. Our new packaging spotlights that signature true-to-flavour taste.”Founded in 2004, Alden’s produces a range of ice cream pints, sandwiches and bars. Last year, it introduced orange cream bars which it described as “summer on a stick”.Share with your network: Tags: Alden’s Organicice creamUSlast_img read more

first_img Entrepreneur Staff 2 min read WATCH: Comedian John Oliver Takes On FCC in Witty Net Neutrality Rant Register Now » Net Neutrality The FCC’s discriminatory net neutrality proposal is hardly a joke, but as HBO’s John Oliver demonstrates, it can best be explained through comedy.Oliver, the host of HBO’s comedy show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, explained net neutrality in a 13-minute segment on Sunday, with some very entertaining results. Breaking down the issue with some pointed punchlines about the deep boredom the hearings on the FCC’s recommended new rules have inspired (“I would rather listen to a pair of Dockers tell me about the weird dream they had”), Oliver said net neutrality is “why the internet is a weirdly level playing field, and startups can supplant established brands…The internet in its current form is not broken, and the FCC is currently taking steps to fix that.” Related: The Latest FCC Net Neutrality Rules Should Be Opposed Of the proposed “Internet fast lanes” that the cable companies would be able to pay for, Oliver said: “if we let cable companies offer two speeds of service, they won’t be Usain Bolt and Usain Bolt on a motorbike. They’ll be Usain Bolt and Usain bolted to an anchor.”Calling for internet commenters to use their persistence for a good cause with a “seize your moment my lovely trolls,” Oliver ultimately directed those with displeasure to share with the FCC to, which promptly crashed the site. Check it out.Related: Almost Every Major Tech Company in America Blasts the FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.center_img June 3, 2014 –shares Nina Zipkin Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Next Article Add to Queuelast_img read more

first_img Register Now » It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day! What You Need to Know to Make Your Office Pet-Friendly. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business 7 min read bring your dog Ever hear of ‘paw-ternity’ leave, when employees get new pets? Something new to consider for your pet-friendly office. Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Add to Queue June 22, 2018 Today, June 22, is Bring Your Dog to Work Day! So, tell Fido what a good boy he is as he chills under your desk. And celebrate the day, because bringing your furry friend to work is certainly a nice perk.Related: Bring Your Dog to Work Day Is Every Day for These 8 CompaniesHow important are pets in the workplace to pet parents overall? New research from Wellness Natural Pet Food answers that question, proving the power of a pet-friendly workplace when it comes to attracting and retaining employees.Specifically, of 1,100 pet owners, ages 18 to 65, whom a research company surveyed nationally, 51 percent said they would consider a career change for a pet-friendly workplace. And 37 percent of the pet parents polled said they would sacrifice benefits like vacation time or work from home days in order to enjoy a pet-friendly workplace.Of course, not everyone has to make sacrifices to bring their pooches to work. Some workplaces, like Harpoon Brewery and Zoosk, allow pets in the office year-round, saying that that move gives their employees more flexibility, improves their mood (and productivity!) in the office, and allows employees to bring their full attention to work.And the frosting on the cake, or the extra meat on the dog bone, is that those employees can also give their pets a level of companionship that the animals might otherwise not have during the workday. What’s more, allowing pets in the office has human health benefits, too! Studies have found that pets can help lower our blood pressure, lessen anxiety and increase physical activity.So, if you’re thinking about making the leap to introduce pets into your workplace, here are some considerations for building out a pet-friendly office policy to ensure successful workdays for pet and pet parent alike: Get the all-clear.First and foremost, ensure that your landlord or building management allows pets in the office. You should also check with your team to make sure everyone is on board, to avoid any surprises or upsets. Some people may have allergies, phobias or other concerns about dogs in the office, and you’ll want to give them an opportunity to weigh in.Survey your office layout.Whether your workplace consists of cubicles, private offices or an open layout, a plan for where pets will spend their time is essential. Ask yourself: Is there enough space near employees’ desks to accommodate a bed or crate? Do we have enough space to designate a special “pet area” sectioned off by doors, gates or other boundaries? And: Are there readily accessible outdoor areas for bathroom breaks? Should we require owners to “pick up” after their animals?The goal is to make pets and their owners as well as non-owners as comfortable as possible, and defining special boundaries can help accomplish this. You may also want to consider designating a pet-free section of the office for employees with allergies or a dislike or fear of dogs. Glassdoor, for instance, has found this kind of policy very helpful in its office.Begin drafting your pet policy.Now, you’re ready to begin drafting your pet-friendly office policy. Putting pen to paper helps formalize the policy and sets clear expectations for existing employees. Again, make sure to get input from both employees who will be bringing their dogs in and those who won’t, to ensure the policy is fair and balanced.Your policy should outline what types of pets are allowed in the office. It should detail how pets will be “interviewed” for acceptance (healthy and up to date on vaccinations, trained to some extent — certainly housebroken — and able to get along with other pets and people). Further, the policy should include how behavioral issues, damage to company equipment or non-compliance with the policy will be handled.Will pets be allowed in conference rooms and meetings? Are (annoying) squeaky toys a no-go? What supplies will your company provide and what should employees bring on their own? All things that should be included in your policy! You may also consider incorporating additional pet-centric benefits like “paw-ternity” leave — Massachusetts-based Zogics, for example, gives new pet parents an extra week of paid time off to spend with their new family member!Related: Who Let the Dogs Out? Hooray! Friday Is ‘National Bring Your Dog to Work Day.’Prep your office.Just as we pet-proof our homes, your office will require similar planning to ensure safety for pets and pet parents alike. Loose wires should be secured, equipment and cleaning supplies should be placed out of any paw’s reach; and you may want to invest in garbage bins with lids to avoid trash spills. If you’ll be designating certain spaces as off-limits, make sure that they are properly secured or blocked off.Pets in the office will also require some new office supplies, as well. If a pet has an accident (because even the best house-trained pups can get over-excited in a new space) carpet cleaner is essential, and baby gates or pens may also be necessary depending upon your office layout and policy.If you plan to designate an area specifically for pets, the way BissellHomecare does with its “pet spot,” it may be helpful to outfit that space with items such as water bowls, beds, treats, toys, poop bags and spare leashes. Try stocking the office with grain-free, natural treats that most dogs do well on; that way, employees can treat their dog-office mates without the guilt less healthy or fattening snacks might prompt. Also, don’t forget some lint rollers for the fur that will soon be flying around!Plan for your furry new ’employee’s’ first day.All employees have a transition period when starting a new job, and a pet is no exception! Before implementing your pet policy, give your employees plenty of time to review the rules so everyone is on the same page. Keep in mind that transitions take time. Designating a portion of the morning, perhaps on a Friday, to welcoming pets to your workplace can help with this transition and give everyone the time needed to successfully integrate without interruption.Pets should be introduced to their new space and one other slowly, and if possible, in an outdoor area because some animals may become stressed or agitated meeting in an enclosed space. If you don’t have green space around your office, a patio space similar to that of pet-friendly O.H.S.O. Brewery is a great substitute! Owners should keep an eye out for signs of stress in their pet and plan to spend the rest of the day working from home if their dog does not take to the office.Related: It’s ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’: Have You Thanked Fido Today?Whether you’re looking to build a business from the ground up, or seeking to grow your startup, having a pet along for the journey can not only help attract new employees, but also positively impact the work environment for those already on the team.Plenty of companies across the country have happily integrated pets into the workplace, proving that a pet-friendly workplace is one benefit worth serious consideration. You may be surprised at how dogs’ presence can translate into success for your business and a harmonious office environment for your employees. Image credit: Frank van Delft | Getty Images Danielle Bernal, D.V.M. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares Staff Veterinarian, Wellness Natural Pet Food Guest Writer Next Article last_img read more

first_img Senior Editor for Green Entrepreneur Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Legal Marijuana Add to Queue Many new office holders support legal marijuana but few made it their highest priority. Peter Page Image credit: adamkaz | Getty Images –shares Entrepreneur Staffcenter_img Listen Now 6 min read November 16, 2018 After more than a week of sifting through the results it is increasingly clear that what initially appeared to be a good election for expanding legal marijuana access in the US was actually a very, very good election. Voters in Utah and Missouri approved medical marijuana programs in midterm voting, while voters in Michigan (which already has a large and growing medical marijuana program) gave landslide approval to full legalization.But if there is one lesson cannabis advocates ought to have learned by now, electing pro-marijuana candidates is just a step in the right direction. While it’s likely many more states will be legalizing marijuana, don’t be surprised if it takes until the 2020 elections. Why will it take so long? Consider New Jersey. The Garden State has long had a medical marijuana program, but former Gov. Chris Christie kept it as small as he legally could. In 2017 (for whatever reason, New Jersey and Virginia elect their governors in odd numbered years) Christie was replaced by Phil Murphy, a Democrat who made marijuana legalization a big part of his campaign.Despite the lack of any committed opposition to legalization and with Democratic majorities in both houses of the Legislature, marijuana is still illegal in New Jersey. Between the routine complexity of running a large state government, staffing a new administration, infighting between Democrats and, currently, a Legislature investigating a Murphy campaign aide for a state job despite sexual misconduct allegations, a legalization bill that has been pending since before Murphy’s inauguration is still pending.The midterm elections put cannabis-friendly politicians into important jobs in many states, but nobody ran exclusively on a platform of legal weed. Here is a look at the prospects and the priorities ranked higher than legalization in three big states, with a combined population of 38.3 million people, that seem poised to legalize.Related: New Jersey Legalization Bill Reportedly Sets Nation’s Lowest Tax on Legal MarijuanaNew YorkRepublicans have dominated the state Senate almost without interruption since the end of World War II but when the votes were counted last week, Democrats — many of whom ran on platforms that included legalizing marijuana — won a resounding majority.Democrats already held a majority in the Assembly and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat, has signaled support for full legalization, both as a new source of revenue and because of gross racial disparities in marijuana arrests. Cuomo embraced a study by his Department of Health calling for legalizing recreational marijuana. The department estimated the current illegal marijuana market in the Empire State at $3.5 billion annually. On top of that, a report by the New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer estimated legalization would be a tax windfall of $336 million for the city and $435.7 million for the state.Despite all that, the Empire State has a host of urgent problems from rusted and unreliable bridges, roads and mass transit to criminal justice reform and, just in the past few days, an uproar over lavish incentives for Amazon to move into New York City. The official list of priorities published by the New York Democratic Party doesn’t mention marijuana legalization. You can smoke a joint on the streets of New York without being arrested but you can’t yet roll that joint with legal pot.Related: Why the Word ‘Recreational’ Should Be RetiredIllinoisFor at least the past two years Democrats have been pushing for marijuana legalization in Illinois, a state with severe budget problems. Their chances of success, and of the state reaping an estimated $300 million up to $750 million in new revenues , improved significantly with the election JB Pritzker, a pro-pot Democrat.Pritzker’s election means Democrats now control both house of the Legislature and the governor’s mansion. A study by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute estimated a legal marijuana market would total $1.6 billion in annual sales, generating 23,600 new jobs and a revenues for public schools and other pressing needs.Illinois can use the money and the jobs but that is no guarantee of fast action. The biggest obstacle the Chicago Tribune sees to legalization is a protracted struggle over how to divvy up new revenues between the state and local governments. Illinois has already decriminilized marijuana, which relieves a major social justice motive for legalization, negotiations over tax rate and revenue split are probably going to be drawn out, and Republican lawmakers are not onboard.“I will never support legalization,” House Republican leader Jim Durkin said to the Chicago Tribune. “I don’t like how quickly we are moving. Illinois should not be part of this lab experiment. I see no societal value.”Related: Latest Gallup Poll Finds a Big Majority of Americans Support Legal MarijuanaMinnesotaMarijuana played a big, albeit roundabout, role in getting Democrat Keith Ellison elected the new Minnesota attorney general. Ellison, who was a high-profile member of Congress, was dogged by allegations of sexual abuse. A poll before the election showed Ellison with a small lead over his Republican opponent. The same poll found, Noah Johnson, the Grassroots-Legal Marijuana Now party nominee for Minnesota attorney general, with 5 percent support.In a remarkably candid interview, Johnson stopped just short of promising to drop out of the race and endorse Ellison if Ellison explicitly embraced marijuana legalization.“It’s possible that Ellison could sap some of my support just by coming out on this common sense issue,” Johnson said. “If he came out supporting legalized recreational marijuana, not just saying, ‘Well, it’s probably better than opioids,’ or ‘We’d think about it’ or ‘We should definitely have stronger medical,’ but if he switched to legalize recreational marijuana, my campaign would have to consider.”Ellison apparently got the message. He endorsed legalized marijuana, Johnson endorsed him (though only after it was too late to remove his name from the ballot) and Ellison won, as did the Democrat running for governor, Tim Walz. Cannabis advocates were cheered but they have lots of work left. Legal marijuana was not mentioned on a list of “high-profile Democratic proposals” that includes increasing the gas tax for roads, a big spending boost for schools and a public health insurance option.The momentum favoring marijuana legalization is formidable — the public is clamoring for both an end to mass incarceration driven by pot arrests and alternatives to opioids. State and local governments want economic development and new tax revenues, while entrepreneurs (including former politicians who had entire careers opposing marijuana) are eager for new opportunities. Legalization is probably inevitable but only if advocates keep pressuring the politicians they have helped elect. Green Entrepreneur Podcast Pro-Marijuana Candidates Were Big Midterm Winners but Now They Need to be Prodded Next Article last_img read more

first_imgCrown Holdings creates Lipton iced tea can that changes colourPosted By: News Deskon: July 26, 2017In: Beverage, Industries, New products, Packaging, Soft drinksPrintEmail Packaging producer Crown has teamed up with Lipton to create an iced tea can that changes colour when chilled.Developed for distribution at Belgian music festival Tomorrowland, which is currently taking place, the can features a strapline that encourages consumers to ‘chill the can and see the love’.When the can has reached optimal temperature for consumption, the word ‘love’ appears thanks to the use of thermochromic inks.In a statement, Crown said: “Crown’s reprographics team, recognised globally for its talent with decorative finishes, worked with Lipton’s design agencies to maximise the impact of the inks.“Proofing sessions were carried out extensively to colour match the blues required to achieve the end result and the final product was universally applauded by all involved.”Share with your network: Tags: Crown Holdingsiced teaLiptonpackaginglast_img read more

first_imgUnilever UK joins OPRL to provide clear recycling guidancePosted By: News Deskon: April 25, 2018In: Business, Environment, Food, Industries, Labelling, Packaging, Social Responsibility, Social responsibilityPrintEmailUnilever UK has announced that is is now a member of the On-Pack Recycling Label (ORPL) scheme, as the brand aims to provide clear and consistent recycling guidance to UK consumers.Unilever’s membership of the scheme will see many Unilever products in the UK introduce OPRL’s recycling labels, which will help consumers correctly recycle packaging.The guidance provided by OPRL is split into three categories: Materials which are widely recycled, materials which cannot be recycled and materials which can be recycled depending on the local area’s collection policy.Unilever claims that the move demonstrates the company’s commitment to tackling plastic waste, and aligns with the company’s strategy to ensure that 100% of its plastic packaging is recyclable or reusable by 2025.Yvette Edwards, sustainable business and communications director for Unilever UK and Ireland said: “We know that recycling and the wider issue of plastic waste is important to the people who buy our products.Our membership of OPRL moves us further in the right direction by providing recycling guidance that is simple, clear and consistent. With our presence in 98% of UK homes, we can be part of the solution to improving recycling rates across the nation.”Jane Bevis, chair of OPRL added: “We’re delighted that Unilever is joining OPRL and adopting our labelling on its UK brands as part of their commitment to engaging customers in taking environmental and social action.“Our membership covers tiny start-ups right through to global brands, and that’s the strength of our labelling.“Clear, consistent messaging for consumers giving evidenced recycling advice, no matter whose packaging they are looking at.“With Unilever’s family of brands also rolling out the label it means even more people see that same advice on their favourite brands, every day. That’s what consumers keep telling us they want.”Share with your network: Tags: packagingrecyclingUKUnilever UKlast_img read more

first_imgLa Coop fédérée acquires Standard Nutrition CanadaPosted By: News Deskon: April 24, 2018In: Agriculture, Business, Food, Industries, Mergers & AcquisitionsPrintEmailLa Coop fédérée has announced that is has agreed a deal to acquire Standard Nutrition’s Canadian business for an undisclosed fee.The sale will include Standard Nutrition Canada’s feed processing and grain-handling facilities and retail store in Winnipeg, Manitoba; its retail store and warehouse in Brandon, Manitoba; its premix facility, warehouse and retail store in Lethbridge, Alberta and its retail stores, offices and warehouses in Red Deer, Alberta and Swiftcurrent, Saskatchewan.All of Standard Nutrition Canada’s operations have now been integrated into the livestock production sector of La Coop fédérée’s agri-business Division.Standard Nutrition’s US assets and operations are not included as part of the deal.Jason McNaughton, president and general manager of Standard Nutrition Canada said: “For the past decade, working under the Standard Nutrition USA umbrella has allowed our company to become an integral part of the Western Canadian protein supply chain, recognised for its extremely high-touch, consultative sales approach that leverages the technical and operational expertise of our best-in-class team of nutrition consultants.“Partnering with La Coop fédérée, a true Canadian Ag Industry powerhouse, is now the occasion to kick-start our growth plan for the decade to come, with the mutual goal of supporting Canadian agricultural producers.”Sébastien Léveillé, executive agri-business vice-president of La Coop fédérée added: “Standard Nutrition’s top-of-the-line products and service are at par with our high standards in terms of quality and customer relationship.“We also share the same values when it comes to responsibility and solidarity toward the producers that we serve, in order to tailor our service to their needs.Furthermore, their strong presence in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba makes them a partner of choice to pursue our growth plan in Canada.“We believe that by combining the findings from our world-class research program to Standard Nutrition’s personalized approach and highest level of expertise, we will deliver even more value and innovation to our customers.”Share with your network: Tags: agricultureCanadaLa Coop fédéréeStandard Nutritionlast_img read more

first_imgUS coffee chain Dutch Bros sells minority stake to investment firmPosted By: Jules Scullyon: October 03, 2018In: Beverage, Business, Industries, Mergers & Acquisitions, Retail, Tea & CoffeePrintEmailUS-based drive-through coffee chain Dutch Bros Coffee has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners.It is hoped the partnership will enable Dutch Bros to grow to 800 shops in five years, attract key talent, employ innovative technology to improve the quality of service, use business intelligence and data to advance operations, and execute a disciplined brand strategy.The Oregon-headquartered chain currently has 9,000 employees at more than 300 chains in seven US states. It serves speciality coffee, smoothies, teas, a private-label Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee.Travis Boersma, co-founder and CEO of Dutch Bros Coffee, said: “TSG understands the vision of Dutch Bros and values our unique company culture and dedication to our people, customers and local communities.”He added: “We have set ambitious growth and expansion goals, and we trust TSG to help us build on this momentum in the most strategic way possible.”TSG managing director Blythe Jack said: “Dutch Bros has an exceptional history of fostering deep connections with its customers, which has proven instrumental to its rapid growth and success as the country’s largest, privately held drive-thru coffee company.“We are thrilled to partner with the management team, and look forward to maintaining the company’s strong heritage and truly unique culture while executing on key growth drivers, and ‘spreading the Dutch Luv’ as Dutch Bros enters its next stage of expansion.”Chuck Esserman, CEO and founder of TSG, added: “Dutch Bros is an innovative, founder-led brand backed by an intensely loyal customer following. We are pleased to leverage our deep consumer brand expertise to help support the company’s long-term growth ambitions and are excited to help the business continue to deliver its compelling value proposition to even more consumers over the coming years.”Last year TSG Consumer Partners bought a 23% stake in British beer maker and pub chain BrewDog for £213 million.Share with your network: Tags: Dutch Bros CoffeeTSG Consumer PartnersUSlast_img read more

first_imgThis article is more than 8 months old Will Smith said he was fleeing his home in Calabasas. The Hollywood star has been sharing updates about the blaze, which has prompted celebrities including Kim Kardashian West and Caitlyn Jenner to evacuate their properties.In a Instagram Stories post, Smith said: “The smoke is really close now and for the first time I can see fire. Our house is right there. We are not in the evacuation zone but I don’t like it so we are going to go.”He has previously said his daughter Willow, 18, was feeling frightened by the proximity of the fire. California wildfires: Katy Perry condemns ‘heartless’ Trump tweet ‘A massive wall of fire’: wildfires rage in California – video Facebook Natural disasters and extreme weather Since you’re here… First published on Fri 9 Nov 2018 19.47 EST The Once Upon A Time in America actor James Woods has been on Twitter all day, attempting to provide advice to those in need and asking followers to create an informal registry of people missing in the separate wildfire in northern California under the hashtag #CampFireJamesWoods.The ardent Trump supporter even reached out to Alyssa Milano, a prominent critic of the president, after she said her home was “in jeopardy” and she feared for her five horses. Milano ultimately got the help she needed and tweeted that her “horses are finally safe. My children are safe. My home is in jeopardy but … everything with a heartbeat is safe. Thank you all for your concern.”The back patio of the mansion used in ABC’s The Bachelor is also on fire, with flames reportedly moving towards the main house.The fast-moving wildfire also scorched a historic movie site known as Western Town, which has served productions as far back as the 1920 and was most recently used by the HBO series Westworld.HBO said it did not know extent of the damage and expressed concern for “all those affected by these horrible fires”. Reuse this content Los Angeles Share on Facebook A helicopter drops water on a brush fire behind a home during the Woolsey fire in Malibu.Photograph: Ringo HW Chiu/AP KATY PERRY (@katyperry)This is an absolutely heartless response. There aren’t even politics involved. Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters. 10, 2018 Share on Messenger Katy Perry has criticised Donald Trump’s response to the California wildfires as “absolutely heartless” after he said they were the result of poor forest management.The singer was outraged after the US president threatened to withdraw federal funding from the US Forest Service.The blaze, which is tearing through southern California, has forced celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Will Smith, Caitlyn Jenner and Denise Richards to leave their homes, while Lady Gaga and Guillermo Del Toro have said they fear their properties would go up in flames.The president tweeted: California California Jenner has marked herself as safe amid the fires, but revealed the fate of her home is “up in the air”. Play Video Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sam Wolfson in San Francisco and agencies Sat 10 Nov 2018 05.57 EST Perry responded: center_img The fire also reached the home of Jenner’s former stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian West, although she tweeted to say the flames had become “more contained and have stopped at the moment”. Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson, Lady Gaga and Guillermo del Toro are among numerous other celebrities forced to evacuate their homes, in some cases hurriedly trying to arrange transport for their horses.Kevin Smith, who directed Clerks and Dogma, has successfully managed to rescue horses in the area. He tweeted on Friday afternoon asking for “anybody near Malibu with a horse trailer” to help evacuate 40 horses from a farm. The Malibu Times reports all the horses were now in a safe location. Smoke from the fire seen from Santa Monica state beach on Friday. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images This article is more than 8 months old Share on Twitter Twitter 0:54 ‘Raining hell down’: death toll rises to 25 in California fires, as more victims found … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. KATY PERRY (@katyperry)There’s a lot of unknowns tonight… but what we do know is we are here for you and as a community we will help in any way possible. Immense gratitude to all the brave first responders out there putting their lives on the line for so many families. #CaliforniaFiresNovember 10, 2018 Topics Shares574574 Read more news Share on Facebook Singer criticises president after he blamed US Forest Service ‘mismanagement’ for fires Share via Email Share on Pinterest Wildfires Share via Email Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!November 10, 2018 Pinterest last_img read more

first_imgShare this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedEVENT: Sensory Friendly Screening of Disney’s TangledDecember 3, 2010In “Conferences and Events”EVENT: Sensory Friendly Screening of Gnomeo and JulietMarch 3, 2011In “Conferences and Events”EVENT: Sensory Friendly of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick RulesMarch 31, 2011In “Conferences and Events” Girl in Movie TheaterWhat: A sensory friendly showing of The Green Hornet 2D presented by Goodrich Quality Theaters.When: Saturday, February 5 at 10amWhere: Hamilton 16 IMAX in Noblesville, IN.Who Should Attend: Families with children who have special needs. The “Lights Up, Sound Down. Lights Up, Sound Down” event gives families with children who have special needs the opportunity to enjoy their favorite movies in a comfortable, sensory – friendly setting with the lights turned up and volume turned down in the auditorium. The shows are offered at regular matinee prices and there are concession discounts for groups of 15 or more!last_img read more

first_imgThe Emergency Dial:More than likely, you won’t have time to select which channel(s) you’d like to communicate your emergency through.  The Emergency Dial feature has your phone dial the emergency number (your choice as it is fully customizable).  While dialing the emergency number, it’ll also simultaneously send panic messages via SMS, email, and Twitter. Send picture:The app automatically allows you to take a picture, either using the front or rear camera on your device.The image will then send as an attachment in an email. Twitter Panic MessageYou can also post a panic tweet to all of your friends and followers, revealing your current address and a Google Maps link. Voice Recording:You’ll be able to record a 10 second distress message if you choose.  This feature helps you get your message in a more integrated manner.Once you’ve finished recording your distress call, the audio file is automatically attached to an email and sent to your contact list. Email Panic MessageThe Email Panic Message sends your current location to the people in your emergency contacts list.  The iOS platform also allows you to send supplemental information (e.g. time and place when position was taken from GPS).You can also customize the body and subject of emails within the app. Quick SMS:In the event of your phone being unable to obtain GPS information, this quick SMS feature works as a backup.It allows you to send a quick, customizable SMS message after 30 seconds.  You can predefine a message and have it at hand to quickly send it to your contacts.center_img Send video:You may also record a short video using the front or rear camera on your device.The video will then send as an attachment to an email message. Remote Access:The Remote Access feature makes it easier for your friends and family to locate you.  “The app comes together with a remote access feature that allows the user who received your SMS panic message to get the latest position of the device that send the message, thus closing in more on your location.” Click here to learn more about the app!Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedAM212 – Red Panic ButtonDecember 2, 2016In “Accessibility Minute”3 Apple/Android Apps for AutismApril 13, 2016In “Apps”AM181 – Emergency ChatApril 29, 2016In “Accessibility Minute” Individuals of all ages and abilities can find themselves in a scary or stressful situation.  Nowadays, you can never be too alert or too safe!  Smartphones are already handy tools in case of emergencies, and now they’re even handier with the Red Panic Button app!The Red Panic Button app is available on both Android and Apple devices.  Once it’s downloaded, you’ll be able to simply press the “Red Panic Button,” and the app will automatically send an SMS containing your current location to your emergency contacts.Whenever individuals are in a critical situation, every second counts.  The Red Panic Button aims to make it as easy as possible to call for help when necessary.The Red Panic Button Features:The app connects in several different ways, from standard text messages to social media platforms like Twitter.  Different channels of communication include:SMS Panic MessageWhen users press the Red Button, the application will automatically send your current GPS position and address (in the form of a Google Maps link) to all the numbers found in your customized panic list.last_img read more

first_imgIn addition to our blogs, podcasts, and equipment lending library, the INDATA Project also offers a device reutilization program through the INDATA Depot.  The program takes donated equipment (laptops, computers, CCTVs, etc.) and refurbishes them to give away to Hoosiers with disabilities.  Volunteers play a big role in refurbishing this equipment.  The INDATA Project would like to recognize one of these volunteers, Tony Faucett, as Volunteer of the Year.Faucett has been volunteering with the Depot for nearly 4 years.  He volunteers a couple times a week to help wipe computers.  Windows 10 is installed after the hard drives are wiped.  When asked what he loves about volunteering at the Depot, Faucett replied, “I love the feeling of helping people by donating computers.”Alvin Alviar, ReUse Coordinator said:Tony is more than just a volunteer for us at the INDATA Depot.  He is a network engineer, a computer tech ninja, a fellow gastronome, and best of all, a great fellow to work with.  He not only shares his time, talent, and resources, but more importantly, his passion for our mission. Tony has made his mark on every aspect of our program operation. On so many occasions, when quick decisions have to be made and Tony is around, I turn to him for wisdom and advice, whether it be about team member issues, or computer issues, or choices to go for lunch.  Because Tony has been volunteering with us for a long time and has vast industry experience, we also welcome him to train and mentor new volunteers.How to become a volunteer:Visit EastersealsCrossroads.orgHover your mouse over Get InvolvedSelect VOLUNTEERScroll down to the third paragraph and click the link for Online Volunteer ApplicationFill out applicationList “INDATA Depot” in the Preference section of applicationPlease email Alvin Alviar at if you have any questions.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedMarcus Carter – Volunteer of the YearJanuary 16, 2019In “INDATA News”Department Highlight: The DepotJune 27, 2016In “Department Highlight”Making Old Electronics New AgainApril 25, 2018In “Apps”last_img read more

first_img 3CLogicMarketing TechnologyMicrosoft Dynamics CRMMicrosoft’s AppsourceNewsSoftware-as-a-Service Previous ArticleOutreach Recognized as an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Sales Force AutomationNext ArticleHipChat Founders Launch Swoot, a Social Podcast App 3CLogic Announces Microsoft AppSource Certification for Microsoft Dynamics CRM PRNewswireApril 19, 2019, 5:55 pmApril 19, 2019 Cloud Contact Center Provider Delivers Certified Solution to Compliment CRM Platform with Deeply Integrated Offering to Drive Better Customer Experience3CLogic, a leading provider of cloud contact center software for enterprise companies, announced the certification of its solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and official listing on Microsoft’s Appsource. The combined offering provides enterprises greater change management control, enhances the efficiency of department representatives (i.e.: Sales, Help Desk, Customer Support, HR, etc.), and improves administrative visibility into what drives successful customer engagements and outcomes.The new certified app includes a variety of features to compliment Dynamics CRM to deliver exceptional customer experiences, all on a single enterprise-grade platform.Marketing Technology News: Brainshark Customers to Share Strategies for Sales Enablement Success at SiriusDecisions 2019 SummitFeatures include:Embedded Microsoft Dynamics CRM Click-to-Call and CTIIntegrated Interactive Voice Response (IVR)IVR Journey Analytics and ReportingAutomatic Call Dialing (ACD)Call & Screen Recording with automated activity posting to Dynamics CRMConfigurable Skills-based RoutingText-to-SpeechOutbound SMSReal-time Dashboards and WallboardsIntegrated Reporting and Business Intelligence“We are excited to officially add 3CLogic to the Microsoft AppSource eco-system, expanding a decade-long relationship of providing deep telephony integrations with Microsoft Dynamics CRM,” says Navya Pandiri, VP of Product Management at 3CLogic. “This marks another milestone as 3CLogic strives to complement and leverage CRM-stored data to extend the value of those platforms and the use cases they solve through dynamic and intelligent customer journeys. This is another example of how systems of records [CRM or Service Management solutions] and cloud call center solutions should be – working together and in sync, rather than in disjointed silos, to truly drive digital transformation.”Marketing Technology News: Vimeo To Acquire Magisto To Power Video Creation For Any BusinessMicrosoft’s online app store, Microsoft AppSource, is a destination to help business users discover Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions tailored to their industry from Microsoft and its partners. Each solution available on AppSource undergoes a Microsoft-led vetting process for certification. Moving forward, with 3CLogic’s CTI & Contact Center Solution listing in AppSource, customers can enjoy a seamless means of extending the value of their CRM investment.Marketing Technology News: Bazaarvoice Report: Shoppers Crave Connection and Conversation with Brands and Retailerslast_img read more

first_img If you are in the market for a new laptop for your family to use, the first system on this list is well suited for you to browse the web and for your kids to play games on. Or if you are looking to run games with excellent graphics detail, check the high-end CLX SET gaming desktop further down the page.Dell Inspiron 15 7580 Intel Core i7-8565U 15.6-Inch 1080p Laptop w/ Nvidia GeForce MX250, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB NVMe SSD ($849.99)This Inspiron notebook is targeted as a family-friendly solution that is capable of quickly browsing the web and running games at low settings. Dell is offering this system marked down from its regular retail price fo $1,209.99 to $849.99.Seagate Desktop 8TB External USB 3.0 HDD ($119.99)This external drive can hold an enormous amount of data that far exceeds the average persons needs. Amazon is offering this drive marked down from $139.99 to $119.99.Kano Computer Kit 2018 Edition w/ Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ($60.99)This kit aims to make it easy to teach kids how to program. It comes with a Raspberry Pi 3, a protective case, a wireless keyboard with built-in touchpad and a book of code to help you get started. Right now it’s marked down from $149.99 to $60.99.CLX SET Gaming Intel Core i7-8700K Gaming Desktop w/ Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 240 SSD and 1TB HDD ($1,099.00)This rather powerful desktop comes with an Intel Core i7-8700K processor and an Nvidia RTX 2070 graphics card that permits it to run modern games with maxed out graphics settings. Right now you can get it from Walmart marked down from $1,599.99 to $1,099.00.Insignia 50-inch 4K UHD HDR Fire TV Edition Smart LED TV ($269.99)Insignia’s 50-inch 4K TV features HDR support and Amazon’s Fire TV software. This allows the TV to stream content from various sources, and it enables you to control your TV with voice commands using an included voice remote with Alexa support. If you missed out on getting one of these TVs for $249.99 on Amazon’s Prime Day, you may be in luck. Normally this model would cost $350.00, but right now you can get it for $269.99 from Amazon, which makes it just $20 more than what it cost on Prime Day.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscriptions (20-40 Percent Off)An Amazon Kindle subscription gives you access to over a million titles for you to peruse and read at your leisure. Amazon is currently offering this service discounted between 20 and 40 percent off the regular retail price.6-Month Subscription w/ 20 Percent Discount: $47.861-Year Subscription w/ 33 Percent Discount: $80.302-Year Subscription w/ 40 Percent Discount: $143.80Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the relevant retail sites for more information. For more great deals, go to our partners at Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. By Michael Sexton on July 19, 2019 at 1:18 pm The Tragedy of Marie Osmond Just Keeps Getting Sadder and Sadder 0 Comments Willow Smith’s Transformation is Turning Heads Sun Baby From ‘Teletubbies’ Is 22 Now & Unrecognizably Gorgeous Why Robin is the Best Thing to Happen to Steve Harrington Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous Movies That Hollywood Didn’t Want to Make Things Only Adults Notice in ‘ThunderCats’ ET Deals: Dell Core i7 15.6-Inch 1080p Laptop $849, Seagate 8TB External HDD $119, Kano Computer Kit 2018 Edition $60 Saying Goodbye to Johnny Depp Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 0 Commentslast_img read more

first_img Tagged In googleleaksatappixel 4project solisoli Post a Comment 2 Comments Things Only Adults Notice in ‘ThunderCats’ Bran’s Deleted ‘GoT’ Scene Would Have Changed Everything You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet The Real Reason Emma Watson Refuses to Do a Nude Scene Natalie Portman’s Female Thor Name Revealed ‘Criminal Minds’ Stars Talk J.J. And Reid In Final Season Winona Ryder Is Not Letting Anyone Forget She’s Married to Keanu Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. By Ryan Whitwam on July 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm Google has shown off some wildly futuristic technologies at its annual I/O gathering, but most of them have faded into obscurity without ever appearing in a consumer product. The Project Soli gesture control system has been pie-in-the-sky since its debut in 2015, but a report several months back confirmed Google was still working on the tech. Now, a new leak suggests it might become an integral part of the next Pixel phone, PCMag reports.Soli originated with the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, which Google kept when it sold off the rest of Motorola to Lenovo a couple of years back. ATAP is responsible for interesting but ultimately useless technologies like Jacquard touch fabric, Ara modular phones, and Tango 3D computer vision. Google tried to launch all three products, but they failed either in development or shortly after launch. Soli uses a small radar chip to detect hand movements with much greater accuracy than existing systems based on cameras and motion sensors. In the original I/O demos, Google showed how Soli could enable buttons taps, scrolling, and volume controls without touching the phone. For example, imagine turning a virtual knob to change the volume on your phone or tapping your thumb and forefinger to tap the screen. In late 2018, the FCC permitted Google to operate the Soli in testing at higher than usual frequencies, even on aircraft. That told us Google was still working on Soli, and now there are some hints that the Pixel 4 will include a Soli chip. A leak of Pixel 4 screen protectors includes a large pill-shaped sensor window on the top right side (in that oversized bezel). Several sources suggest that’s for Soli. If the Pixel 4 does include Soli, that could justify the larger bezel at a time when most device makers are striving to shrink the bezel. That could also explain why Google only showed us the back of the Pixel 4 in its unexpected teaser on Twitter a few weeks back — it’s saving Soli for the big reveal. Google’s hardware announcements have happened in October for the last three years. So, that’s probably when we’ll find out if the Pixel 4 will indeed feature the consumer debut of Soli. Even if Soli does come to the Pixel 4, no one knows how well it will work. It would hardly be the first ATAP technology that didn’t live up to expectations.Now read:Pixel 4 XL Leak Confirms Big Bezel, No NotchGoogle Settles Pixel Class Action Lawsuit, Will Pay Owners Up to $500Google Says Pixel 3 Sales Are Worse Than Pixel 2 2 Comments Huge Scandals That Rocked The History Channel Maisie Williams’ Transformation is Turning Heads Pixel 4 Might Support ‘Soli’ Touchless Gestureslast_img read more

first_img Customer Experience ObjectivesEagle EyeMarketing TechnologyNewsOmnichannel RetailTim Mason Previous ArticleAdColony Selects Pixalate as Fraud Prevention PartnerNext Articlerevital U International Unveils New Sales App with VERB’s Interactive Video Features “Omnichannel Retail: How to Build Winning Stores in a Digital World,” Is an Insider’s Guide to Digitalizing the Modern Customer Experience for Profitable Growth Tim Mason, CEO of digital marketing technology company, Eagle Eye and former deputy CEO of Tesco, has released a new book, Omnichannel Retail: How to build winning stores in a digital world as a guide to bringing the best of online to bear on the survival of the physical store. This trailblazing book is written specifically for consumer-facing businesses and offers practical recommendations for harnessing the value of digitally connecting with customers wherever they are to drive loyalty and sales.Mason taps into 30+ years of retail industry experience to deliver his learnings and insights in this new book, which outlines the “digital imperative” retail brands face to connect with customers today through relevant and timely engagement, as well as the value of customer connections and the need for omnichannel approaches to loyalty. Previously the CMO and deputy CEO of Tesco, the largest multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer in the UK, Mason led the launch of Tesco Clubcard in 1995, creating the world’s first major grocery loyalty program. As the current CEO of Eagle Eye, he has also helped Loblaw launch its PC Optimum program, Canada’s largest loyalty scheme, combining the Shopper’s Optimum and PC Plus programs into a single cross-banner initiative.Marketing Technology News: PepsiCo Foodservice Unveils New Digital Lab to Help Restaurants Thrive In The Evolving Digital MarketplaceDigital as an Opportunity, Not a Threat Headlines often blame the growth of online shopping as the cause of Main Street’s demise. In Omnichannel Retail, however, Mason argues that this digital trend actually presents an opportunity for brick-and-mortar retailers, not a threat, and that digitalization can foster more meaningful customer connections, boost loyalty and increase sales, both online and offline.Retailers still need to deliver a differentiated customer experience, and that means connecting and engaging customers in the most relevant and timely ways possible – often through the digital channel. With 90% of shopping transactions still completed in a physical store, the physical retail space is far from dead. But traditional sales outlets need reimagining to re-establish their place in a digital world, as well as their ability to both compete with and enhance online shopping experiences. Marketing Technology News: Xignite CEO to Give Keynote on Migrating Market Data to the Cloud at The North American Financial Information Summit – NAFIS 2019Retail needs a “mobile makeover”Omnichannel Retail shows retailers how to give their stores a ‘mobile makeover’ to maintain their relevance and connection to today’s customers in order to drive growth. Rather than discouraging digital interactions in-store for fear of driving customers to online rivals, retailers need to digitally augment their physical advantages – of expert customer service, sensory selection, “try before you buy,” and instant gratification and fulfilment. Delivering personalized experiences that resonate with consumers and challenge digitally enabled and data-driven competitors like Amazon, Alibaba and mandates that retailers transform their businesses – today.Mason co-authored Omnichannel Retail with retail technology expert and bestselling Amazon co-author Miya Knights. Knights has spent 20 years as an enterprise technology journalist, analyst and research director, studying the demands and challenges faced by retailers and the technology-based best practices that can best support their needs. The two experts explore how the use of digital technologies to transform the omnichannel shopping experience can help shine a light into shops, restaurants or showrooms that are like a digital “black hole,” devoid of connectivity and from which little meaningful interaction takes place.Marketing Technology News: Verasity Announces Integration with YouTube How Digital Can Save Brick-And-Mortar Retail with Customer Experience Objectives PRNewswireMay 22, 2019, 7:37 pmMay 22, 2019 last_img read more

first_img crmJP WerlinNewsPipelineDealsTech Scholarship Previous ArticleVolly Launches Point-of-Sale Mobile App and Rebrands CRM Mobile AppNext ArticleCentro Releases Universal Pixel for Easy Creation and Management of First-Party Audiences PipelineDeals, the most adopted customer relationship management (CRM) software among small and midsize businesses (SMB), launched the Women in Tech Scholarship to celebrate and support women beginning careers in technology. The scholarship aims to encourage young women to pursue careers in computer science, engineering, and technical studies, and to become future leaders in these fields.According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology Women in Tech Scorecard  (NCWIT Scorecard), the percentage of female employment in computing and mathematical occupations has consistently hovered at about 25 percent since 2007. The study also found that women leave technology fields more than other science and engineering fields.Marketing Technology News: Informatica Unveils AI-Powered Product Innovations and Strengthens Industry Partnerships at Informatica World 2019“Our industry is overdue in fostering diversity and inclusion. The Women in Tech Scholarship Program is one way we can continuously support future women leaders in tech,” said JP Werlin, Co-Founder and CEO of PipelineDeals. “As a software company, we want to bring about positive gains for women in technology by offering encouragement that can help motivate, open doors, and support educational finances. With a focus on supporting women in tech, we can be part of a longer-term solution.”The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on an application process that will include a questionnaire and an essay. One winner will be awarded $2,500 to support their education. The PipelineDeals Women in Tech Scholarship committee is accepting applications until August 31, 2019.Marketing Technology News: MultiVu Launches Digital Marketing Suite PipelineDeals Launches the Women in Tech Scholarship Globe NewswireJune 13, 2019, 6:42 pmJune 13, 2019 last_img read more