Football Talk: Moyes for Scotland, McKenna’s Dons deal

first_imgElsewhere, it’s Brendan Rodgers’ refusal to park the bus that dominates the back pages.The Celtic manager is steadfast in his refusal to adopt a defensive mindset in Europe, insisting the Parkhead club have the wrong man in charge if they want someone to park the bus.Everton were at the centre of controversy on Thursday evening after a melee involving both sets of players spilled onto the touchline and saw a fan holding a young child appear to hit a Lyon player.Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Mezut Ozil has apparently began packing his bags, telling teammates he’s destined for Manchester United next summer. The “Moyes for Scotland” bandwagon is gathering pace, with former captain Graeme Souness saying he is the man for the job.He has described the former Manchester United manager and bookies’ favourite as the “ideal candidate” for the role. In Aberdeen, where Scotland play the Netherlands next month, centre-back McKenna has agreed a new four-year deal with the Dons.The 20-year-old is now tied down in the north east until at least the summer of 2021.last_img read more

New Details About Tiffins Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

first_imgShare This!Can I just tell you how excited I am about the upcoming restaurant, Tiffins, that is slated to open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the Discovery Island section of the park? (For those who are unaware, the restaurant is named after a lunch tin used by travelers.) The signature restaurant will feature dishes inspired by African, Asian, European, and American cuisines.The newest Walt Disney World table-service restaurant is part of the biggest expansion in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and will offer dishes inspired by the world travels of the park’s creators.©Disney Tiffins specializes in the theme of travel which can be seen and felt everywhere you look. When you enter the rustic front doors, you’ll come upon an enormous map of the globe.  There restaurant will seat 252 people and will be separated into three different sections – The Trek Gallery will focus on Asia, the Safari Gallery will focus on Africa, and the Grand Gallery will focus on the animals that Disney protects through the Disney Conservation Fund.Lavish artwork including photograph collages, paintings and sculptures inspired by actual notes and field sketches of the Imagineers who created Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be able to be found throughout the restaurant.©DisneyMenu items will take diners to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Appetizers will include lobster-popcorn Thai curry soup; grilled octopus; salad drizzled with champagne vinaigrette; frog legs tempura, black-eyed fritters; cheese and chicken liver pâte. Entrees includes Berber-spiced lamb chop; pork tenderloin; miso-glazed black cod; pan-seared duck breast and leg confit; Wagnu strip loin and braised short rib; whole-fried sustainable fish. For dessert, enjoy crème brûlée; peanut butter mousse; or a classic ice-cream sundae.For an additional cost, Guests 21 years of age and up can choose from the renowned wine list—many of which are available by the glass—in addition to assortment of after-dinner liqueurs, dessert wines and specialty drinks.The restaurant will also feature an adjacent lounge called the Nomad Lounge. One cool thing about the Nomad Lounge is that festive banners will be hung in the center of the lounge, each posing a different question about traveling the world and the thrill of discovery. During your visit, take a few moments to jot down answers to these questions on decorative tags provided by Cast Members. Later, your responses will be hung on a “tag chandelier” suspended above the bar for all to see.The Nomad Lounge will include small plates and a large selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks. Dishes will include vegetarian summer rolls; Indian butter chicken wings; seared Wagyu beef skewers and honey-glazed coriander-spiced pork ribs.Guests can enjoy a bevy of beverages including specialty martinis or after-dinner liqueurs such as Bailey’s Irish Cream, Tia Maria and Amaretto di Saronno. Freshly ground coffees like espresso, cappuccino and coffee colada with rum and coconuts, and dessert wines such as Apple Icewine, are also available.Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge are expected to open in the summer of 2016.last_img read more

Digital Transformation: Half of Businesses Say They Can’t Keep up with Technology

first_imgInnovation and new technology.  Those are the key elements of digital transformation.  But one other key element is people, people who are committed to change and willing to work to shape their organizations both strategically and operationally.A recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found that fewer businesses see themselves as being able to keep up with digital change.  52 percent of them rated this businesses as having a strong “digital IQ”, that’s down from 67 percent from the previous year.  Technology changes rapidly and businesses are less confident that they can keep up.Businesses say that only 52 percent of their digital projects are being executed and delivered within scope and on time.  Obstacles to their projects include lack of organizational support (76 percent), lack of clarity on responsibilities (72 percent), ineffective management (71 percent), and ineffective talent (66 percent).Tom Puthiyamadam, PwC global digital leader, said that “companies are failing at alarming rates in driving business results from digital technology investments.”Chris Curran, Chief Technologist at PwC, said that “‘Digital IQ has a completely different meaning today than it had when we started this research a decade ago. Today the spectrum and diversity of technologies available to enterprise leaders is immense, and all members of the C-Suite need to understand what technology best fits their strategy and what makes the most sense as an investment. Building a culture of innovation – upping everyone’s Digital IQ – is no small feat, but it’s necessary if a company seeks to compete in today’s highly disrupted and challenging market.”last_img read more

Get lead scoring data right in Google Analytics with Google Tag Manager

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 The post Get lead scoring data right in Google Analytics with Google Tag Manager appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Get lead scoring data right in Google Analytics with Google Tag Manager HomeDigital MarketingGet lead scoring data right in Google Analytics with Google Tag Manager Get lead scoring data right in Google Analytics with Google Tag ManagerYou are here:center_img Posted on 8th October 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Ruth Burr Reedy, VP strategy at UpBuild, speaking at MarTech Conference 2019 in Boston.“These are the wrong kind of leads.”Sound familiar? If you’re a lead generation marketer, it’s an unwritten right of passage to get that complaint from your sales team. Perhaps you are generating more leads, but they’re coming from higher funnel campaigns, and sales isn’t seeing them convert like quickly enough. “Top of funnel marketing means you’ll get top of funnel leads,” said Ruth Burr Reedy, VP of strategy at digital marketing agency UpBuild, during a talk at our Martech Conference in Boston last month. Those higher funnel leads will, by their very nature, need more touches to convert to sales. “If the sales team is not expecting them, they’ll be unprepared to deal with them,” said Burr Reedy. Expectation-setting is critical when marketing teams run higher funnel lead gen campaigns. To help marketers get a claear sense of how their campaigns are performing, the touches involved in converting certain leads and other insights, Burr Reedy laid out a framework for setting up lead scoring for attribution in Google Analytics. This can provide a better picture than what you get in your CRM. “Attribution in CRM can be really confusing and not snapshot of reality,” she said. How to get startedFirst, talk to the sales team about how they qualify leads. “If you press them,” said Burr Reedy, “they’ll tell you they look at one or two dimensions — often title, company revenue or company size.” Then agree on the thresholds for those dimensions that qualify a lead as hot, warm or cold. Be sure you’re capturing these criteria in your forms. Establish with sales the criteria for each lead type.Once you know the fields you’ll be tracking, using your browser developer tools, get the field ID for each. Then, in GTM create a custom JavaScript variable for the ID with getElementById or getElementByName. Test your custom variables in the GTM console and in preview mode to be sure they’re returning the data you want. (If you want to track fields from a dropdown list on your forms, Burr Reedy recommends Simo Ahava’s blog post for tips.) Of course, be very sure you’re not collecting personally identifiable information (PII). Next, in GTM, create Triggers for each lead type — hot, warm, cold — and then Event Tags for each one. Configure Triggers in Google Tag Manager for hot, warm, cold leads. Establish and document naming conventions for capturing your lead criteria. Burr Reedy suggests putting lead type criteria right in your Event Labels in GTM for clearer reporting and continuity. Document your naming conventions.How to use the lead scoring data in Google AnalyticsOnce you have this set up, you’ll be able to get a much better picture of how these leads perform from within Google Analytics. See customer pathing to understand how long the leads take to convert. Share this information with sales to help set expectations as well as get a better understanding of where you should focus your efforts by seeing which referral sources drive a disproportionate share of hot/warm leads that convert. You can also use this information to find on-page optimization opportunities. Look at landing page reporting in Analytics to see which pages drive hot/warm leads and which pages only drive cold leads. Capture lead scoring data in Google Analytics to better inform your marketing efforts and communication with sales.To make this work consistently, said Burr Reedy, “You need to have a good system for managing all of your IDs. When a form is changed, be sure there is a process for notifying and capturing those changes. Be consistent with naming conventions.” This requires tight orchestration between any internal and external teams involved in any piece of the process. Once it’s up and running, marketing will have a much more accessible and real-time view into the lead performance to inform their campaigns, site content and communication with sales. More about the MarTech ConferenceDownload the 2019 Periodic Table of Email Optimization and Deliverability!MarTech Overtime: Why a marketing data re-architecture creates more agile marketingGet lead scoring data in Google Analytics with Google Tag ManagerSustainable digital marketing in today’s privacy-conscious worldlast_img read more

Florida Decreases Rate on Real Property Rentals

first_imgFlorida decreases the sales tax rate on real property rentals to 5.8% from 6%, effective January 1, 2018.Sales Tax on Real Property RentalsA Department of Revenue publication explains that Florida imposes the sales tax on the total charged when real property is:rented;leased;let; orlicensed.Some examples of real property rentals subject to tax include:commercial office space;commercial retail space;warehouses;self-storage units; andmini-warehouses.Applicable Sales Tax RateSales tax applies at the rate in effect during the time the tenant occupies, or is entitled to occupy, the real property, regardless of when the rent is paid. For example, rental charges paid on or after January 1, 2018, for rental periods prior to January 1, 2018, are subject to 6% state sales tax. In addition, rental payments made prior to January 1, 2018, that entitle the tenant to occupy the real property on or after January 1, 2018, are subject to 5.8% state sales tax. Discretionary sales surtax may also apply to the rental charges.Reporting Sales Tax DueIn addition, the publication discusses the proper reporting of tax due on commercial rentals on sales and use tax returns.Tax Information Publication, No. 17A01-14, Florida Department of Revenue, November 13, 2017, ¶206-322Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

The Best Time to Deploy Wi-Fi 6 Is Right Now

first_imgIt’s time once again for Mobile World Congress, our chance to get up to speed on everything happening in mobile and wireless connectivity. This year, it’s all about the gigabit experience. While there is a lot of buzz around 5G, it’s important to remember that Wi-Fi 6 plays a critical role in the future of connectivity — especially when it comes to the connected home.Wi-Fi 6 — based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard — is the next leap forward in wireless connectivity. Not only is it astonishingly fast, but it is also designed to handle dense environments with lots of connected devices. Plus, it enables a fully managed wireless LAN, making it ideal for service providers who want to provision device-to-device services in modern smart homes.With Wi-Fi 6 clients coming soon, service providers shouldn’t wait to deploy Wi-Fi 6-capable routers and gateways. Here are a few reasons why it makes sense to get a head start.1. Wi-Fi 6 will bring multiple waves of innovationAt Intel, our decades-long history of supporting Wi-Fi innovation and delivering leading technology continues as we highlight what’s possible with Wi-Fi 6. To enable an optimal experience from device to network, we delivered the industry’s first single-chip Wi-Fi 6 solution for mainstream 2+2 home routers and gateways and expect to be first to introduce Wi-Fi 6 solutions for the PC.At Mobile World Congress 2019, we’re demonstrating how OFDMA and scheduling technologies running on Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 solutions can boost network efficiency and reduce latency, improving experiences like VR, gaming and video streaming. We also showcased the next wave of innovation with the first demonstration of Wi-Fi 6 on the 6-7 GHz spectrum. When this enhancement to Wi-Fi 6 rolls out in the next couple of years, it has the potential to more than double the Wi-Fi spectrum with up to 4x more 160 MHz channel deployment options (estimates apply to U.S. implementations). This will further improve network capacity and reduce latency for even better user experiences.2. Today’s clients can already get a better connection with Wi-Fi 6Service providers can gain a competitive advantage by deploying Wi-Fi 6 as early as possible. To start with, when rolling out previous generations of Wi-Fi, the ecosystem has seen success introducing the infrastructure first to ensure high-quality experiences with clients. By installing routers and gateways with Wi-Fi 6 now, service providers will be ready when a broad range of Wi-Fi 6 clients hit the market.While consumers will get the highest-quality experiences connecting future Wi-Fi 6 devices to Wi-Fi 6 gateways or routers, a pleasant surprise awaits those who upgrade their home network now. This is because of the growing number of PCs with integrated gigabit Wi-Fi that are designed to use 160 MHz channel bandwidth and are available today. When connecting these PCs to a Wi-Fi 6 router that also supports 160 MHz channel bandwidth, it’s possible to get true gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi. This offers a performance boost today for more immersive experiences, with the satisfaction of future-proofing the home network for when consumers start to connect Wi-Fi 6 clients.When you further consider that a mainstream 2+2 Wi-Fi 6 router may be not only faster than a 4+4 Wi-Fi 5 router, but also comparable in price, there’s no reason to wait to roll out Wi-Fi 6.3. Wi-Fi 6 will complement 5G for fast, seamless connectivityThere’s no doubt that 5G is one of the hottest topics in wireless. Wi-Fi is also important for enhancing wireless connectivity and, given how pervasive it is in homes around the world, it’s not going anywhere. End users will expect Wi-Fi speeds to keep up as they connect more devices to their networks.As the mobile ecosystem moves to gigabit speeds, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G networks will complement one another so that end users can enjoy a seamless wireless experience. Wi-Fi 6 will play an important part in the 5G ecosystem since it introduces a managed wireless network infrastructure. Specifically, the use of downlink and uplink OFDMA in a managed Wi-Fi scenario lets operators differentiate traffic and services to efficiently utilize the wireless medium. All this means faster, more responsive connectivity to improve user experiences, no matter where end users go.Amazing experiences can’t waitFor service providers, the timing is right to start future-proofing home networks with Wi-Fi 6, setting the stage for blazingly fast wireless connectivity. To learn more about Wi-Fi 6 and how Intel is enabling Wi-Fi solutions that transform connectivity and deliver the best possible experiences, visit intel.com/wifiax.last_img read more

Netherlands beat Japan 1-0, reach second round

first_imgWesley Sneijder’s 53rd minute goal saw Netherlands through to the second round of the FIFA World Cup 2010. Netherlands defeated Japan by a solitary goal in the Group E match played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Full coverage: World Cup 2010Japan could hardly match the pace of the Dutch but a solid defence prevented Netherlands from scoring any goals in the first-half of the game. Watch match picsThe Dutch came back strongly in the second round and went all out against the tired Japanese. Sneijder’s shot at the goal from just outside the penalty area had so much pace in it that Japan’s custodian E Kawashima could not stop it. Kawashima got a touch at the ball but could only deflect it to far side of the goal post.Japan vs CameroonNetherlands vs DenmarkSneijder was also named the man of the match.With this win, Netherlands have two wins from two matches and are sitting pretty at the top of Group E with six points followed by Japan with three points.Denmark and Cameroon are the other two teams in the group.The loss means that Japan will have to beat Denmark in their next match and silently hope that Netherlands beat Cameroon if Cameroon is able to pull off a win against Denmark when they meet later tonight.last_img read more

Police search for suspect who robbed Mission Valley Target

first_img KUSI Newsroom MISSION VALLEY (KUSI) — Investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in locating an unknown suspect wanted for a commercial armed robbery of a Target store located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego.On March 25, at approximately 10 p.m., a loss prevention officer (LPO) noticed a male inside the Target store located at 1288 Camino Del Rio North.The LPO recognized the male from previous encounters. As the LPO was monitoring the male, he saw the male grab three memory cards and attempt to remove them from their security cases.The male then went to the bedding area of the store and used a towel to conceal the cases. The male then removed one of the memory cards and placed it inside his pant pocket.The LPO confronted the male. The male placed the towel on the ground and walked towards the exit. The LPO followed the male. As the male was near the exit door, he pulled out a folding razor knife from his waistband and told the LPO to stand back. The male left the store and was last seen getting into an early 2000’s gray Cadillac CTS.The suspect is described as a White male, approximately 28-years-old, 6”0” tall, 170 lbs., wearing a tan colored long sleeve dress shirt, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes.Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. April 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 11, 2018 Police search for suspect who robbed Mission Valley Target Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more