Books, bobbleheads, biscuits and your brand

first_imgThis is a sermon we’ve preached before but always deserves extra airtime: in branding, everything matters. Every little detail from the 30,000-foot level right down to what’s on your desktop.This brand pillar came to light during a recent mystery shop exercise for a client as part of a larger marketing auditpartnership. With close to twenty branches to visit, it offered an interesting cross-sample of brand culture (both for the client and the competitors they specified).While the following observations didn’t occur every branch (and aren’t representative of the entire mystery shop score) they are uniquely indicative of the brand tenet above. Of the roughly twenty branches where we interacted with staff to get a feel for their culture and brand:One employee (a teller) had to put down a paperback novel she was reading as we approached her workstation (and left it in plain sight throughout the conversation). continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

New Green Building Products — March 2019

first_imgThis week I’ll take a look at four new products of interest to residential builders: a supply fan from Panasonic, a high-efficiency HRV from Quebec, triple-glazed windows manufactured in New Jersey, and a plastic drainage mat from Tyvek.For decades, Panasonic has been manufacturing residential exhaust fans that are dependable, quiet, and energy-efficient. That’s why so many exhaust-only ventilation systems include a Panasonic exhaust fan.Recently Panasonic came out with a new fan, the WhisperFresh Select, designed to meet the needs of builders who prefer supply-only ventilation to exhaust-only ventilation systems.The WhisperFresh Select is Energy Star certified. The supply fan has an adjustable airflow delivery rate, with nine settings (from a low of 50 cfm to a maximum of 150 cfm). It is equipped with an ECM motor, and will automatically ramp up the fan speed in response to a filter that gets clogged in order to maintain a consistent air flow delivery rate.The fan draws 8.2 watts at 50 cfm, and 27.3 watts at 150 cfm.The WhisperFresh Select fan includes a replaceable filter. For those who want balanced ventilation (albeit without heat recovery), the WhisperFresh Select can be set up to communicate with a WhisperGreen Select exhaust fan to provide coordinated supply and exhaust ventilation.[Photo credit: Panasonic]The WhisperFresh Select fan includes a humidity sensor. The fan can be set up to shut off automatically when the outdoor relative humidity rises to a user-adjustable setting (anywhere from 30% RH to 80% RH).The fan also includes a temperature sensor. The fan can be set up to shut off automatically when the outdoor temperature drops to a user-adjustable setting (anywhere from 4°F to 15°F). The fan also stops operating when the outdoor temperature rises above 95°F.The WhisperFresh Select fan is available online for about $538. Visit the Panasonic web site for… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Naga register will shield State from outsiders, says Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister

first_imgNagaland’s Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton has defended the government’s decision to compile a register of indigenous Naga inhabitants, arguing that it will help to safeguard the State from outsiders.Mr. Patton, who also holds the Home portfolio, told The Hindu, “The Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) may take more time; we are consulting all civil society groups, including the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah). It can be delayed by a few months.” In June, the State decided to compile a register to prevent issuance of indigenous inhabitant certificates to ineligible persons. The June 29 notification set December 1, 1963 — the day Nagaland gained Statehood — as the cut-off date. Mr. Patton said there is a rethink on the cut-off date too: there has been a demand from a section that the date be April 28, 1977.According to the 1977 notification, the indigenous inhabitant certificate should be issued to only those who had settled in Nagaland or had bought a property before 1963. “Some are saying that the cut-off date should be 1963 or 1977, we have not decided anything but are contemplating on the date too. There is nothing wrong in compiling the list,” said Mr. Patton.The RIIN is often called a variant of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC). The only difference is the exclusion from the list will not make the people “illegal or Stateless.” The NSCN(IM), which signed a framework agreement with the Centre for finding a solution to the decades-old Naga problem, has opposed the RIIN. It has called the list “a bid to divide and undermine the inherent rights of the Nagas, besides diluting the peace process approaching a final settlement.”The NSCN(IM) has been fighting for Nagalim or ‘Greater Nagaland’ by bringing the Naga-dominated areas in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh under Nagaland, thus uniting 1.2 million Nagas. It has also demanded a separate flag and a constitution for the Nagas. The Centre has ruled out any division of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.last_img read more

PBA: TNT salvages win over Meralco

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano brushes off San Beda for second PVL win LATEST STORIES Read Next PBA IMAGESTNT blew a big lead before holding off Meralco, 113-107, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jayson Castro made crucial defensive plays down the stretch to help the KaTropa preserve their fifth victory in eight games.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The 31-year-old Castro finished with 27 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks while TNT import Glen Rice Jr. had 32 points and 11 rebounds.TNT lost a 21-point lead it built in the second quarter as Meralco pulled to within two, 78-76, at the 3:41 mark of the third quarter.The Bolts, however, couldn’t get over the hump as they suffered just their second loss in seven stints and slipped to third place.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Castro had two blocks late, including a risky rejection on Jared Dillinger’s 3-point attempt that kept the Bolts, who were just down by four, 109-105, during that point, at bay.“This [close] game was expected because we’re playing against probably the Best Import of the conference,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, referring to Meralco’s Allen Durham.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Our players were up to the challenge, Kelly (Williams), Mo (Tautuaa) and I think Ranidel (de Ocampo) for a while so it took us a team effort to make it hard for him on the offensive end,” he added.Durham, the reigning Governors’ Cup Best Import, still came away with 39 points and 24 rebounds despite the KaTropa’s defensive schemes.center_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

9 months agoJuventus coach Max Allegri satisfied after Coppa win over Bologna

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus coach Max Allegri satisfied after Coppa win over Bolognaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Max Allegri was happy with their Coppa Italia win over Bologna.Federico Bernardeschi and Moise Kean struck the goals at the Stadio Dall’Ara for a 2-0 result.“I am satisfied with qualification, as it wasn’t easy to win at Bologna in our first game after the winter break,” said Allegri.“Kean is young, he needs to grow, but he did well. Leonardo Spinazzola also had a good performance after a long injury lay-off.“Bernardeschi was visibly back in shape both physically and psychologically during training. With Mandzukic out at the moment, all these players become important.” last_img read more

Baseball Ohio State aims for clean baseball in South Carolina

Ohio State freshman starting pitcher Seth Lonsway delivers a pitch in the first inning of Tuesday’s game in the Scarlet and Gray World Series. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor in ChiefAfter an up-and-down weekend against Bethune-Cookman, the Ohio State baseball team will attempt to regain the momentum from its opening weekend success. The Buckeyes (7-5) will travel to Greenville, South Carolina, to participate in the Greenville Drive First Pitch Invitational. Ohio State will take on Furman (2-8) on Friday, Michigan State (2-9) on Saturday, Western Carolina (6-5) on Sunday and Wofford (7-6) in a true road game on Tuesday. Ohio State split its four-game series in Daytona Beach, Florida, against Bethune-Cookman. Coming into this weekend, the Buckeyes hold a 3.12 ERA and a .231 batting average. Although the games on Friday and Saturday are not against teams with exceptional records, their own expectations will fuel the Buckeyes each game. “It’s more about us performing up to our ability than really playing against our opponent at this point,” Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. Furman comes into the weekend struggling on the mound. Allowing 6.6 runs a game, the Paladins are coming into Friday on a five-game losing streak. Redshirt sophomore pitcher John Bertrand has the best ERA of any starter for Furman at 4.72.Despite the strong play of senior first baseman John Boswell, who boasts a .395 batting average and nine RBIs, the Paladins’ offense only produces 4.8 runs a game. On Saturday, Ohio State will play a struggling Michigan State squad. The Spartans do not have a single starter batting above .280, coming in with a team batting average of .207.Their defense has not fared any better, allowing an average of 8.18 runs a game. Despite the team’s rough start, junior pitcher Mike Mokma holds a 2.60 ERA through three starts on the mound. Western Carolina will bring a more dangerous offense against the talented pitching staff of Ohio State on Sunday. The Catamounts will come into the weekend averaging 8.72 runs a game with a .309 team batting average. The Catamounts have four starters hitting above .300. Sophomore third baseman Justice Bigbie leads the team with a .429 batting average and 16 RBIs.Western Carolina also has a fair amount of power in its lineup. The team has hit 15 home runs this season, which ranks them in the top 25 for home runs in the country. The Buckeyes have allowed an average of 6.4 walks in their losses and only three walks a game in the games they have won this year. Not playing clean baseball is something that Beals pointed to as a big reason behind the losses. “When you look at our losses, you see big innings,” Beals said. “Those big innings have all been fueled by free bases, either by walk, hit batsman or error.” Eliminating mistakes is always important, Beals said, and it will be especially important against a dangerous Western Carolina team. “They get 27 outs,” Beals said. “We can’t give them extra outs and extra opportunities.” Wofford will host the Buckeyes on Tuesday in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Terriers come into the weekend with a 3.25 ERA. Freshman starting pitcher Hayes Heinecke has burst on the scene with a 2.70 ERA and two wins in three starts for the Terriers. Wofford’s offense, which holds a .286 batting average, is led by sophomore catcher Lawson Hill, who has a .420 batting average. Sophomore outfielder Colin Davis, who bats .391, has five stolen bases this season. The Terriers rank among the best in the nation in stealing bases, swiping 29 bases in 34 attempts this season.Redshirt sophomore catcher Brent Todys will be charged with throwing out runners throughout the game, but he said the mindset does not change when going up against a more aggressive team.“Our number one focus is the batter,” Todys said. “Get him out. Get that guy out pitch by pitch. If a runner happens to go, then that’s when I deal with it.”Beals said the best way to combat solid base running is to stop them from getting on base. In order to do this, getting ahead against the batter is important. Redshirt freshman pitcher Seth Lonsway’s focus is about starting the at bats strong.“Key one is establishing a first-pitch strike on hitters and that just kind of helps the whole at bat, as far as attacking the hitter and just setting ourselves up for success,” Lonsway said. Ohio State will start off the Greenville Drive First Pitch Invitational against Furman at 6 p.m. Friday. They will follow up with a 6 p.m. Saturday game against Michigan State and a 5 p.m. Sunday matchup against Western Carolina. The Buckeyes will then travel to play Wofford at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. read more

Juventus president arrives to meet Ronaldo

first_imgJuventus president Andrea Agnelli has arrived in Greece to meet Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his €100m moveThe Portuguese superstar is currently on a summer break in Greece following a long season that saw him lead Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title, as well as leading Portugal at the World Cup recently.But Ronaldo now appears set to complete a stunning move to Juventus with the club hoping to sign him shortly on a four-year deal with Real set to receive €100m for their star asset.Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport had reported that Agnelli had taken a private jet on Tuesday to fly to the Greek city of Kalamata with ESPN confirming that he intends to meet RonaldoFranck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Meanwhile, Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has also posted a photo on Twitter of the Juventus president at Greece on Tuesday.WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Pictures of Juventus president this morning at Pisa airport leaving for Kalamata, Greece, to meet Cristiano Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/IMdutAOjHq— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 10, 2018last_img read more

Malcom wants to move to Italy and Roma are very interested

first_imgThe agent representing Bordeaux winger Malcom said his client has an intention of moving to Italy, and that Roma are “very interested”.The 21-year-old Malcom has become an attractive option as many clubs appear to be indicating interests in signing him for the Premier League in recent months.However, his agent Fernando Garcia told Italian radio station Tele Radio Stereo as quoted in Sky Sports:“The player would like to come to Italy and Roma are very interested.Transfer: Elneny leaving Arsenal for Besiktas George Patchias – August 29, 2019 Mohamed Elneny is about to complete a loan move from Arsenal to Besiktas.According to the Daily Mail, Mohamed Elneny is about to complete a…“In the next few hours, I will have a word with Monchi (Roma’s director of football).”Also, the report also claims Roma, Inter Milan are also keen on signing Malcom.During the January transfer window, Bordeaux refused to sell the Brazilian, however he told Brazilian outlet UOL in February that he had agreed with the French side that he could leave this summer.The winger joined Bordeaux from Brazilian side Corinthians in January 2016, and ever since, he has gone on to score 23 goals in 96 games for the Ligue 1 sidelast_img read more

Pep pleased with Jesus despite goal drought

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed he is delighted with Gabriel Jesus despite the striker’s ongoing goal scoring drought.The Spanish manager remains unconcerned by Jesus’ struggles in front of goal, insisting the striker’s all-round contribution to the Premier League champions is crucial.The Brazil international’s winner at Southampton in the final minute of last season ensured City finished with 100 points with the 21-year-old’s campaign scoring 13 goals from 29 league matches.However, the early months of this current campaign has been full of toil for Jesus, who has just one Premier League goal, which came in the 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town back in August, from nine appearances.Seven of those nine appearances have been as a substitute, however, and Guardiola was deeply impressed by the striker’s performance during Thursday’s 2-0 League Cup win over Fulham.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Of course he needs a goal, the strikers they live for that, but the performance was excellent,” said Guardiola, according to the club’s official website.“A lot of movement without the ball and people don’t realise the help [that gives] to the other guys.“He’s a guy who gave us a lot, but he’s still a young player, he can improve, he can be calmer inside the box, but he has the desire and that’s why he’s extended his contract here for many years.“We’re going to try to help him. I’m so satisfied with the way he’s playing this season, but of course, strikers need a goal to be completely ‘okay, I am there’. But we are in November and many things are going to happen in the future.”last_img read more