Former UC Davis student Brita Sigourney earns bronze metal in halfpipe at Olympics

first_imgBrita Sigourney, the U.S. freeskier, who once attended UC Davis, won the bronze medal in the halfpipe in the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday.Women’s freestyle halfpipe debuted at the Sochi Games four years ago.Gold medal winner was Cassie Sharpe of Canada, Marie Martinod of France earned silver.Sigourney skied cleanly on her first run in the final, scoring 89.80 — which put her in third place among the 12 finalists going into the second run. She skied clean again, scored an 88.60, and held onto …last_img read more

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Qantas introduces premium entry in its latest lounge

first_imgAustralian carrier Qantas will open its newest lounge next week as it ushers in a new era of premium entry for top-tier Brisbane customers.The premium entry allows at the new Brisbane domestic business lounge gives top-tier frequent flyers an exclusive check–in area with bag drop, security screening and an escalator to the lounge precinct.The concept was pioneered in Australia by rival Virgin Australia and this is the first foray by Qantas into the space.“This investment is all about offering our customers a premium experience from the moment they arrive at the airport,” Qantas head of domestic lounges Helen Gray said.“Premium Lounge entry is a first for Qantas and will streamline the departure process, so our top tier Frequent Flyers can move through the terminal quickly and maximise their time in the lounge.The new lounge is part of upgrade which began last year with the opening of new international lounge and will be completed in coming months with an upgraded Qantas Club and a new invitation-only Chairman’s Lounge for high-flyers.The new lounge is 30 percent bigger than the previous facility and offers seating for 350 people. The décor uses local materials and was inspired by the Queensland landscape.Features include seasonal menus designed by celebrity chef Neil Perry, a bar serving premium Australian wines, craft beers and cocktails as well as Mexican dining in “The Cantina”.The lounge also features the “Quench” hydration station first introduced in the Brisbane international lounge and specialising in non-alcoholic beverages.Business services include wireless printing, power and data outlets throughout, Wi-Fi, TVs with Foxtel cable services and shower suites.The lounge is open to Qantas customers travelling in Business, Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers, eligible oneworld Emerald members and Emirates and China Eastern Platinum customers.last_img read more

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Opscotch Builds Real-Time Service Into Help Center Application

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now You have to give a company credit that takes a fun idea and turns it into a way to promote their product. It’s even better when the product integrates real-time features and a clean user interface to provide an affordable service that has a certain personal touch.Opscotch is a help center service with a number of features that gives the support person real-time information to help connect with their end customers.For example, Opscotch grabs address information to display local weather, a searchable Google map and street view. It has a micro blog style feature, for whatever the user might want to add. This may be a bit about the individual and summaries of a conversation. Let’s call it “micro-blogging plus” as users have 250 character limits for their notes as opposed to Twitter’s 140 limit. Co-founder Cathy Tullysmith says that she will usually open a customer’s website, a map and weather in tabs when she’s on the phone with a customer. Having these features and the notes integrated into the product is helpful for her to create better communication and “foster an empathetic, touchy feely even, client connection.”Opscotch offers unlimited storage. It’s in this respect that the cloud does become a differentiating factor. Tullysmith says that she has noticed other providers not offering free storage. But with the cloud, storage costs are so little that it makes sense to offer storage for free.Additional features include:Attachments can be uploaded to the service. Images such as screenshots can be viewed graphically and found visually.Adaptive phonetic search allows users to find clients in the system and help locate tickets. This is similar to Google’s suggestions for a search when your spelling is incorrect.An adaptive UI. Users may choose either a light or dark contrast theme for making reading information easier.Opscotch definitely has an understanding of how to make a product personal. You can also see this in their promotions.Earlier this year they came out with techecards, where they placed an ad. The ad is getting more traffic for them than the Google Ad Word campaigns they are doing. alex williamscenter_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#Products Related Posts Opscotch is free for the first 30 days. After that it is $8 per user on a per month basis.last_img read more

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Boxing, wrestling, MMA generate $97M in New York in 2 years

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Cuomo, a Democrat, said Thursday that the numbers reflect the popularity of the sports and their economic impact.The figures show two thirds of the proceeds from the events comes from ticket sales, with the rest from simulcast revenue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 mixed martial arts at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)ALBANY, N.Y. — Sports such as mixed martial arts, boxing and wrestling have generated $97 million in New York state since lawmakers voted to legalize mixed martial arts two years ago.New figures released by the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo show the introduction of MMA led to a big bump in ticket sales, simulcast revenue and taxes. In the two years before mixed martial arts were legalized boxing, wrestling and other legal combat sports generated $32 million, compared to more than three times that amount after the state’s ban on MMA was lifted.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Column: A look back at the best (and mostly worst) in sports View commentslast_img read more

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