Good Sales – Yoimise http://yoimise.info/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:25:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://yoimise.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Good Sales – Yoimise http://yoimise.info/ 32 32 Growth Isn’t Always Good – From Everyone’s Perspective, NCSU Economist Says https://yoimise.info/growth-isnt-always-good-from-everyones-perspective-ncsu-economist-says/ https://yoimise.info/growth-isnt-always-good-from-everyones-perspective-ncsu-economist-says/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:04:38 +0000 https://yoimise.info/growth-isnt-always-good-from-everyones-perspective-ncsu-economist-says/ Editor’s Note: Dr. Mike Walden is William Neal Reynolds Professor Emeritus Emeritus at North Carolina State University. RALEIGH – Although we live in a turbulent political environment today, there is a generalized area of ​​agreement among individuals and groups of different political perspectives. It is that economic growth is good. Administrations and elected officials from […]]]>

Editor’s Note: Dr. Mike Walden is William Neal Reynolds Professor Emeritus Emeritus at North Carolina State University.

RALEIGH – Although we live in a turbulent political environment today, there is a generalized area of ​​agreement among individuals and groups of different political perspectives. It is that economic growth is good.

Administrations and elected officials from the two main political parties praise economic growth, especially when it occurs under their watch. Cheers are heard and positive statements to the press are issued when job growth is strong, the unemployment rate is falling, and business production and sales are good. When the opposite happens – fewer jobs, higher unemployment or low output – concerns are raised and economists are being asked to ask what can be done to get the economy back on track.

It is easy to see why economic growth is the accepted goal. Growth means more jobs and more income for many workers and businesses. Additionally, firms with higher sales will be more willing to hire and pay workers higher wages. For investors, economic growth usually leads to higher stock values.

Mike Walden (NCSU photo)

However, some critics point to the problems resulting from economic growth. Waste, rising prices, pollution, increased traffic and congestion, and the psychological downsides of being pushed to be bigger and better are some of the downsides voiced by skeptics. Those who question economic growth have often been heard in the fast-growing metropolitan areas of North Carolina.

So who is right, the growth advocates or the growth doubters? Or, is there a happy medium?

Proponents of growth argue that there is a need to increase the size of the economy in a country with a growing population that wants higher standards of living for its residents. With more people, more jobs are needed, more products and services must be provided, and therefore more expenses will be incurred. In addition, to improve their way of life, workers will work in professions with higher wages, which in turn generates even more expenses.

Growth advocates respond to some of the complaints of growth skeptics by emphasizing a simple fact. Countries with higher standards of living tend to spend more to create pollution reduction technologies, develop improvements in health care, contribute to charities and provide wider “social safety nets” for people. in trouble.

It’s logic. As economic growth pushes the standard of living to a higher standard, societies may shift away from the primary focus of staying alive to concern themselves with broader issues like pollution and the environment. In addition, the richer societies will have more income and available wealth to devote to these problems.

While growth skeptics may recognize these benefits of faster economic growth, they say it’s not enough. In rich countries, roads are still congested, pollutants continue to be released into the air and water, landings are blocked by discarded produce, and open fields are replaced by housing estates. Growth skeptics fear that the future will always be threatened by economic growth.

Economists are trained to recognize these problems. Indeed, economists have a term for these byproducts of growth – “negative externalities”. A negative externality occurs when I do something that benefits me – like buying a new washing machine – but it hurts the company – like adding my scrapped washing machine to a landing.

Fortunately, economists have created an approach to dealing with negative externalities, and its use can create common ground between growth supporters and skeptics. The economists’ idea is simple: to have it recognized by the generator of the negative externality by paying a royalty for the evil it creates.

The imposition of such a fee can have two beneficial results. For those who are still engaging in the activity or purchasing the product that causes the negative externality, the charges will create funds to help mitigate the negative outcomes.

However, others may react by deciding that the extra cost makes the activity or product too expensive, thus encouraging them to use alternatives that do not produce negative externalities.

Examples of these “negative externality” charges are charges on fuels that generate carbon dioxide, charges for driving in congested areas, disposal charges added to the purchase price of lifetime products. limited such as electronics and appliances, and development costs to purchase and preserve open space. While these fees increase the cost of living today, they can reduce the harmful byproducts of a prosperous and growing economy now and in the future.

Therefore, there may be three alternative approaches to economic growth: promoting it, reducing it or promoting it but having policies in place to deal with the potential negative consequences of growth. You decide which one is the best!

(C) NCSU

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“The right to sex” goes beyond the parameters of consent https://yoimise.info/the-right-to-sex-goes-beyond-the-parameters-of-consent/ https://yoimise.info/the-right-to-sex-goes-beyond-the-parameters-of-consent/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:55:12 +0000 https://yoimise.info/the-right-to-sex-goes-beyond-the-parameters-of-consent/ So this is a book that explicitly addresses intersectionality, even if Srinivasan is not satisfied with the common – and reductive – understanding of the term. Paying attention to the difference isn’t enough, she says. For a book by a philosopher who argues in favor of theory, “The Right to Sex” keeps coming back to […]]]>

So this is a book that explicitly addresses intersectionality, even if Srinivasan is not satisfied with the common – and reductive – understanding of the term. Paying attention to the difference isn’t enough, she says. For a book by a philosopher who argues in favor of theory, “The Right to Sex” keeps coming back to the reality of lived experience. Srinivasan puts the most vulnerable at the center of his analysis, insisting that any action should be judged by its effect on them. She quotes black lesbian feminists from the Combahee River Collective, whose 1977 manifesto clearly stated that the end does not always justify the means: “We don’t want to disturb people in the name of politics.

When it comes to politics, radicalism and pragmatism may seem like the complete opposite, but Srinivasan challenges us to see how they are to be connected. Radicalism without pragmatism can be coercive; pragmatism without radicalism can be complacent. She tries to reconcile the two – not by settling into a light-hearted centrism, but by suggesting that in the worthy need to respect individual differences and decisions, feminism cannot lose sight of the larger structures of subordination. .

Srinivasan wrote a compassionate book. She also wrote a challenge. She describes how her students surprise her with their receptiveness to the arguments of second wave anti-pornography feminists, such as Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon. What might have sounded moralistic and panicked in the ’70s and’ 80s seems more ‘premonitory’ now, Srinivasan says, with the proliferation of free internet pornography that has become an inextricable part of a coming-of-age. young generation. .

Srinivasan doesn’t quite approve of anti-porn feminism – with its derision of pleasure and contempt for sex work – but she finds something useful in her critique. On free porn sites, desires are driven by online algorithms, getting more and more extreme (more holes, more participants) in one sense, while becoming more conformist (invariably shaped by big business) in another.

Some anti-porn feminists have placed their hopes in legislation, but Srinivasan asks if the brute force of law would be effective in the much less desirable Internet age. Against the power of the algorithm is the power of education – not the one that simply dispenses rules, vainly trying to counter porn images with sane programs.

Instead, Srinivasan offers the kind of education adopted in this brilliant and rigorous book. It takes our imaginations out of the worn out furrows of the existing order. She does not teach lessons from above but encourages us to think alongside her, even (or especially) when it makes us uncomfortable. “These essays do not offer a home,” she writes. “But I hope they will provide, for some, a place of recognition.”

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Willie Garson, who played Standford Blatch in Sex and the City, dies at 57 https://yoimise.info/willie-garson-who-played-standford-blatch-in-sex-and-the-city-dies-at-57/ https://yoimise.info/willie-garson-who-played-standford-blatch-in-sex-and-the-city-dies-at-57/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:42:00 +0000 https://yoimise.info/willie-garson-who-played-standford-blatch-in-sex-and-the-city-dies-at-57/ Willie Garson, actor best known for his role as Carrie Bradshaw’s male best friend Stanford Blatch in “Sex and the City” has passed away. He was 57 years old. His death was confirmed on Tuesday by his son, Nathen Garson, on Instagram. The cause was not immediately revealed. In addition to his popular role in […]]]>

Willie Garson, actor best known for his role as Carrie Bradshaw’s male best friend Stanford Blatch in “Sex and the City” has passed away. He was 57 years old.

His death was confirmed on Tuesday by his son, Nathen Garson, on Instagram. The cause was not immediately revealed.

In addition to his popular role in the HBO series “Sex and the City”, Mr. Garson was known for his role as crook Mozzie on the television show “White Collar”.

He is credited with appearing in 30 films, including the 2008 film “Sex and the City” and its 2010 sequel “Sex and the City 2”.

Mr. Garson was born William Paszamant on February 20, 1964 in New Jersey, son of Muriel and Donald M. Paszamant. At 13, he began his training at the Actors Institute in New York and graduated in 1985 from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where he majored in psychology and theater, according to the university.

After graduating from Wesleyan, he landed guest roles on several television shows, including “Family Ties” and “Cheers”.

In addition to the “Sex and the City” films, Mr. Garson has worked with the Farrelly brothers in some of their films, including “Kingpin” (1996), “There’s Something About Mary” (1998) and “Fever Pitch” (2005 ).

He has also played Lee Harvey Oswald three times, in the movie “Ruby” (1992) and in the television shows “Quantum Leap” and “MADtv”.

Mr. Garson has served on the advisory board of You Gotta Believe, an organization that helps find permanent families for young people. He became a parent in 2010 when he adopted his son, Nathen, who was then 7 years old.

“As a narcissistic actor, and I was the definition, I immediately took responsibility for taking care of someone else,” Mr. Garson said in an interview shared on Medium last year. “It’s a really special feeling to say that. It’s such an important job and it makes you grow in so many different ways.

Complete information on the survivors was not immediately available.

As news of Mr. Garson’s death spread Tuesday night, cast and performers shared their memories and praise on social media.

Comic actor Mario Cantone, who played Mr. Garson’s partner in “Sex and the City,” said on Twitter that he was “devastated and just overwhelmed with sorrow”.

“Removed from all of us very soon,” he said. “You were a gift from the gods.”

Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes in “Sex and the City,” said on Twitter that Mr. Garson was “endlessly funny on screen and in real life.”

“We all loved him and loved working with him,” she said. “He was a source of light, friendship and know-how in the entertainment world. He was an accomplished professional – always.

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Low Home Appraisals Can Make Buying Risky: Here’s What To Do https://yoimise.info/low-home-appraisals-can-make-buying-risky-heres-what-to-do/ https://yoimise.info/low-home-appraisals-can-make-buying-risky-heres-what-to-do/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:21:51 +0000 https://yoimise.info/low-home-appraisals-can-make-buying-risky-heres-what-to-do/ PEORIA – While valuation has always had the potential to put a damper on a home sale, this year’s hyper-competitive real estate market has amplified that risk. With impatient buyers bidding thousands of dollars above the asking price, the risk that the appraisal ordered by the lender will not cover the agreed selling price has […]]]>
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Ready to hand over your lease? Record prices for used cars could mean a financial windfall. https://yoimise.info/ready-to-hand-over-your-lease-record-prices-for-used-cars-could-mean-a-financial-windfall/ https://yoimise.info/ready-to-hand-over-your-lease-record-prices-for-used-cars-could-mean-a-financial-windfall/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:35:00 +0000 https://yoimise.info/ready-to-hand-over-your-lease-record-prices-for-used-cars-could-mean-a-financial-windfall/ For savvy motorists who have leased vehicles they are now ready to return, record used car prices could mean a financial windfall. After plummeting to recession-era levels in the first few months of the pandemic, the auto market returned to strength early this year. Resellers are struggling to find products to sell, fueling the soaring […]]]>

For savvy motorists who have leased vehicles they are now ready to return, record used car prices could mean a financial windfall.

After plummeting to recession-era levels in the first few months of the pandemic, the auto market returned to strength early this year. Resellers are struggling to find products to sell, fueling the soaring prices all around. With few new cars on show grounds, motorists have grabbed whatever used cars they can find.

Josh Frankel, a New York-based financial consultant, found his leased 2018 Jeep Compass was worth $ 18,000 in the used car market, almost $ 3,000 more than the cash value of his lease . So, rather than return the SUV, Frankel made a deal to sell it to a used car wholesaler.

“It couldn’t have been easier,” he said over the phone. “I didn’t have to pay a dime. He came to my house, I handed him the keys and got a check.”

“Lease buy-back prices were set three years ago when dealers never expected used car prices to be so high.”

When calculating lease prices, finance companies estimate the residual value of vehicles at the end of leases, essentially guessing what they will be worth. The numbers help calculate the monthly payments. But they are also used to set the buy-back prices that customers can pay at the end of leases to keep vehicles.

The people who determine the tailings are normally pretty good at it, said Michelle Krebs, senior automotive analyst at Cox Automotive. But they weren’t counting on a combination of Covid-19 and an overwhelming shortage of semiconductor chips.

“Lease buy-back prices were set three years ago when they never expected used car prices to be so high,” Krebs said.

As a result, many leasing customers buy back their leases and immediately resell the vehicles. And, like Frankel, pocketing the difference.

“Used car prices have gone crazy,” said Wes Grueninger, a Seattle mobile tech developer who leased a 2019 Honda Ridgeline.

In June, he went online and found Carvana offering $ 36,400 for the truck, a convenient premium over the cash value of $ 29,000. It was a deal he couldn’t refuse.

“I wouldn’t have believed it if it hadn’t happened to me,” said Grueninger, who won almost $ 8,000. “Who would pay so much? “

While such offers can be tempting, Krebs warned that buying out a lease doesn’t always work as well. “Lease laws vary greatly from state to state,” she said, stressing that “people have to do their homework as to the nature of the laws.”

That was advice Nicola and Joe Pariseau from Atlanta could have used before deciding to buy out the lease on their Volkswagen Tiguan and then sell it back. At first glance, it seemed like a good move, but they hadn’t calculated into the equation the $ 1,800 in taxes they had to pay to the state before transferring title.

“We thought we were golden. But in the end we ended up losing a few hundred dollars,” said Joe Pariseau.

Nicola Pariseau added: “It ended up being a fiasco.”

There are other reasons to think twice before buying a rental vehicle and then reselling it. The big question is: what next? If you already have another car, you could be in great shape. But if you have to turn around and buy another vehicle, your profits could be fleeting.

Debbie Mazza was “counting the days” until she could end her lease on the 2018 Toyota Camry, especially when she “found out that my car was $ 5,000 more than my lease said.” it was worth ”.

But before completing the buyout, Mazza realized that it would have to replace the Camry with something else. When she started checking with dealers, she found that everything she wanted was either sold out or much more expensive than she had expected.

So Mazza has decided to wait, at least for now, until she finds what she wants, even if she doesn’t make a profit on the Camry.

Consumers of cars, trucks or crossovers whose lease is about to end should keep several things in mind:

  • Find the residual value of your lease and check what the rules are for a buyout. They can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and from lender to lender.
  • The residual may not be the same as the buyout price, especially if you are looking to terminate the lease early.
  • Research the current market value of the vehicle using online pricing guides, like Edmunds or the Kelley Blue Book, or used car services with online pricing guides, such as Carvana, Shift, or Vroom.
  • Check state and local regulations for purchasing leases and then reselling vehicles. In some states, you may be required to pay sales taxes or high fees.
  • Once you know what your car will be used for, subtract what it will cost to buy it, plus any taxes or fees, and get a final figure.
  • Factor in the potential paperwork and other hassle – while remembering that buying or leasing a replacement vehicle could be more expensive and more difficult right now.
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‘Lots of money spent’ – Manning hopes for strong September sale | Bloodstock News https://yoimise.info/lots-of-money-spent-manning-hopes-for-strong-september-sale-bloodstock-news/ https://yoimise.info/lots-of-money-spent-manning-hopes-for-strong-september-sale-bloodstock-news/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:54:16 +0000 https://yoimise.info/lots-of-money-spent-manning-hopes-for-strong-september-sale-bloodstock-news/ Melanie Sauer “title =” Gear Up brother Teofilo leaves the ring after setting a Tattersalls Ireland September sale record when bought by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for £ 325,000 “class =” js-imageLoader “data- at-xn = “https: / /www.rp-assets.com/images/news/2021/09/20/98326-medium.jpeg” data-br-n = “https: //www.rp-assets. com / images / news / 2021/20/09/98326-medium.jpeg “data-br-m =” https://www.rp-assets.com/images/news/2021/09/20/98326-large .jpeg “data-br-w […]]]>

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Gear Up’s brother Teofilo leaves the ring after setting a Tattersalls Ireland September sale record when bought by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for £ 325,000

Melanie Sauer

By James Thomas, Commercial Correspondent

About 12 months ago, Tattersalls Ireland’s September Yearling Sale gave Boherguy Stud’s Clare Manning two days she will not soon forget.

The County Kildare operation broke the record breaking auction price in the opening session when a Brother’s sale to Gear Up at the Hong Kong Jockey Club for £ 325,000, and 24 hours later , it supplied the second lot in the sale when Robson Aguiar, acting on behalf of Amo Racing, donated £ 190,000 for a brother to New Treasure.

This time around, Boherguy Stud is offering ten of the 489 lots listed in the last edition of the September yearling sale, which takes place for the second year in a row at Newmarket and starts Tuesday at 10 a.m.


View the full Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Auction Catalog


“It was amazing,” Manning said, reflecting on the events of 2020. “Obviously, when you go to sales every year, your goal is to get the most out of your horses and get as much of them as possible. for your clients, but getting the first two batches was absolutely amazing.

“Doing it only in our second year of consignment was great, it could take years to get that kind of result, but you have to come back to reality, although as you know it won’t happen every year. “

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Claire Manning: "To get the two best prizes [last year] was absolutely amazing"

Clare Manning: “To get the first two lots [last year] was absolutely amazing “

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While Manning didn’t get carried away after last year’s records, his draft this week contains a lot that is worth getting excited about.

She said: “I have ten horses here and they are typical of what people are looking for in their Fairyhouse yearlings. This is a sale that a lot of trainers buy from, not just the agents, so we brought the genre types of athlete suitable for this market.

“Years ago, the pedigrees may not have been as strong as they are today, but on that side [of the September Sale] has really grown in recent years. “

Manning is well placed to comment on the increasing level of pedigrees in the catalog, as she features a handful of hooks, including one close to the winner of the Critérium de Saint-Cloud from Groupe 1 Gear Up and the best record lot of the year. last, both from Teofilo.

“He’s a good physique and although he is a very late May colt, he doesn’t look like him at all and he has a good temper,” Manning said of Parish Hall’s bred son. by his grandfather Jim Bolger and is cataloged as lot 42.

“Although they are from different stallions, this colt and Gear Up are very similar, and the mare definitely brings quality to her offspring.”

Boherguy Stud’s draft also features a half-brother to Sweet Solera Stakes scorer Star Of Emaraaty, whose father, Galileo Gold, graduated from the September 2014 sale before winning the 2,000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes. for Hugo Palmer and Al Shaqab Racing. .

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Lot 113: Half-brother Galileo Gold from Boherguy Stud to Star Of Emaraaty

Lot 113: Half-brother Galileo Gold from Boherguy Stud to Star Of Emaraaty

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“He’s a lovely colt and a great engine,” Manning said of lot 113. “He’s a nice build and has an amazing temper. He’s been very straightforward and so far looks good. stand.”

Manning also offers a trio of fillies bred by Godolphin, including a daughter of Exceed And Excel with a particularly exotic pedigree coming from the Brazilian Top Hat mare Mandinga, winner of Group 2 and classified of Group 1 in her country of origin. .

“It’s not something you see too often,” Manning said of the lot 151 pedigree. “She is from a Brazilian bred mare who won a group 2 and was placed in a group. 1 in Brazil The mare has since been with Dubawi and Shamardal, and this is her third foal.

“Strength is the main thing when looking for a racehorse, if you don’t have a good individual you don’t have a horse to run, so a mare like this that runs a lot and has a very high level on the fast pitch they are getting in Brazil, she has definitely been strong and solid and well able to stand up to her race. “

There is also a Golden Horn filly from a rich black type pedigree (414), as well as a strong daughter of Dark Angel (418), of whom Manning said: and she is an adorable filly. It’s a little unfortunate that a few of his siblings died when they were still young, but his stepsister Theory Of Time was a beautiful horse and a lovely person. She is another who is doing very well. “

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Lot 422: Castlehyde Stud's half-brother Gustav Klimt has a great day

Lot 422: Castlehyde Stud’s half-brother Gustav Klimt has a great day

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Are there any comedic drawbacks in the Toledo or Detroit area? https://yoimise.info/are-there-any-comedic-drawbacks-in-the-toledo-or-detroit-area/ https://yoimise.info/are-there-any-comedic-drawbacks-in-the-toledo-or-detroit-area/#respond Sun, 19 Sep 2021 20:03:00 +0000 https://yoimise.info/are-there-any-comedic-drawbacks-in-the-toledo-or-detroit-area/ Excitement was in the air at Monroe Pop Fest on Sunday as comics and other pop culture events start to return in person. MONROE, Michigan – Comic book artists, actors and pop culture fans all gathered this weekend for one of the first pop culture events in our region since the pandemic began in the […]]]>

Excitement was in the air at Monroe Pop Fest on Sunday as comics and other pop culture events start to return in person.

MONROE, Michigan – Comic book artists, actors and pop culture fans all gathered this weekend for one of the first pop culture events in our region since the pandemic began in the United States in March 2020.

Excitement was in the air at Monroe Pop Fest.

“Just to see all these faces. Whether they’re wearing masks or not, just to see them smile. You know they’re smiling so it’s a good feeling,” said Gary Pillette, owner of Monroe Pop Fest.

The Monroe Pop Fest is one of the first in our region since the start of the pandemic. He has both fans and actors ready to do more.

“I’m just coming back to the normalcy of going out, seeing people going about their lives and also seeing people from different parts of the city, like Michigan, West Virginia and Dallas,” said Jazz Baduwalia, actor. by Power Rangers Beast Morphers. .

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The series’ Jazz actor, Rorrie D. Travis, agreed.

“It’s one of those things that we look forward to. Come and see you guys, the opportunity we really have to interact with our fans. I don’t know, it’s a blessing, really.” , Travis said.

The Monroe Pop Fest is in its ninth year. After COVID forced him to take the virtual route last year, ticket sales this year picked up where they left off.

“It has increased every year. We have an average of around 2 to 3,000 people on a Saturday and this year we extended it to half a day on Friday to give everyone a little taste,” Pillette said. .

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The owner, fans and special guests all say the large turnout and autograph lines are a testament to people being ready to attend conventions again.

“Being an actor for 35 years, going out and meeting the fans who have watched my work over the many years has been such a treat for me,” said Star Trek Discovery actor Doug Jones. “To meet the people who have consumed what I have done all these years, I missed it for a year and a half.”

The next big comic book and pop culture event in the area is Motor City Comic-Con. It is scheduled for October in Detroit.

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Best weekend deals: new iPads already on sale, save 50% on HBO Max and more https://yoimise.info/best-weekend-deals-new-ipads-already-on-sale-save-50-on-hbo-max-and-more/ https://yoimise.info/best-weekend-deals-new-ipads-already-on-sale-save-50-on-hbo-max-and-more/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 19:53:00 +0000 https://yoimise.info/best-weekend-deals-new-ipads-already-on-sale-save-50-on-hbo-max-and-more/ Welcome to the last official weekend of the summer. Fall may not be here yet, but the good deals are already. We’ve rounded up some of the best sellers from the past week that you might have missed, including a great deal on HBO Max for new customers and loyal customers (just in time for […]]]>

Welcome to the last official weekend of the summer. Fall may not be here yet, but the good deals are already. We’ve rounded up some of the best sellers from the past week that you might have missed, including a great deal on HBO Max for new customers and loyal customers (just in time for next month). First dunes). There are even price drops on the all-new iPad. Let’s dive right into these deals, okay?

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What’s not to love about streaming? If you’re like me, the best part is spending hours at a time marathoning a show. If you’ve been traveling back and forth to get an HBO Max subscription and couldn’t justify the price, you’re in luck! HBO Max is offering new and old subscribers 50% off the $ 15 ad-free monthly subscription, bringing the new price to $ 7.49. This offer lasts for six months and the offer ends on September 26th. Here’s what you can get with this subscription:

  • Access to major Warner Bros. movies. 2021 the same day in cinemas
  • Exclusive content for kids like Sesame Street
  • No ads and access to offline content via downloads
  • 4K Ultra HD (for some movies)
  • Up to five user profiles

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The new iPad and iPad Mini were announced last Tuesday, and they’re not even available until Friday, September 24. But they’re both already on sale: the new Mini is $ 40 off, and the new 2021 iPad is $ 30 at Amazon, Walmart, and a few other retailers. Yes, that $ 30 discount on the base 10.2-inch iPad is roughly the selling price of the 2020 model, but now you’re getting a faster processor and twice the storage (64GB vs. 32GB). ).

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The SoundPeats Air 3 is smaller than the TrueAir 2 case and the Apple AirPods case. The sound quality is pretty good, but you’ll want to make sure you keep them at a decent volume, as at higher levels you can get a bit of distortion. Otherwise, these headphones work well with music and when making calls. At $ 50 they’re great, but they’re even better at $ 37.49 with the 10% Amazon code and our CNET-exclusive code. 4KWPTXXK for an additional 15% discount.

Tacklife

Whether you are a camper or someone who has frequent power outages, this Tacklife portable battery generator is here for you. Instead of a noisy gas generator, this model includes a 500 Wh lithium battery to silently power or power your key gadgets – and it can even be recharged via a solar panel, to boot. You can grab this generator from the Tacklfe site for $ 300 (40% off) with the offer code CNETTK08.

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Wayne Family Adventures Webtoon Shares Toilet Mystery https://yoimise.info/wayne-family-adventures-webtoon-shares-toilet-mystery/ https://yoimise.info/wayne-family-adventures-webtoon-shares-toilet-mystery/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 23:15:00 +0000 https://yoimise.info/wayne-family-adventures-webtoon-shares-toilet-mystery/ Wayne Family Adventures‘Batman hears an important clue in this exceptional StarBite art.Screenshot: DC Comics / Webtoon Batmanis known to be a master planner, prepared for all eventualities. But sometimes someone manages to thwart the Black Knight– for example, someone who has the knowledge to find Batman’s secret refuge scattered across Gotham City, and the ability […]]]>

Batman is shocked to hear a flush in Batman: Wayne Family Adventures.

Wayne Family Adventures‘Batman hears an important clue in this exceptional StarBite art.
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Batmanis known to be a master planner, prepared for all eventualities. But sometimes someone manages to thwart the Black Knight– for example, someone who has the knowledge to find Batman’s secret refuge scattered across Gotham City, and the ability to steal the technology inside despite what must be extremely formidable defenses. This is the dilemma Batman faces in the latest issue of the Batman: Wayne Family Adventures webtoon. Also, someone takes a dump.

i will not spoil who is by breaking into these shelters, I will not spoil the identity of the person using the dresser of the Caped Crusader either. I will say however the webcomic (issue # 4, “Alert”) ends with an annoyed Batman picking up his gadgets from the floor like a father picking up the toys his five-year-old has scattered around the living room, because that’s a perfect example of why Wayne Family Adventures is so much fun. Shelters aside, the webtoon doesn’t focus on fighting crime, but silly vignettes of extended family when they’re not wearing spandex and hitting baddies. I still can’t get over “The Last Cookie”, in which Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Cassandra Cain, Duke Thomas and Damian Wayne fought over one of Alfred’s cookies.

Since its debut on September 8, Wayne Family Adventures has accumulated more than 500,000 subscribers, which Comic Book Resources notes is a number that far exceeds the total number of Batman comics sold in comic book stores last July. However, this number does not include sales in mainstream places like bookstores, nor digital sales of these comics, nor does it take into account that the webtoon is, like all the other comics on its site. platform, free to read, while the other Batman comics aren’t that much.

Still, over 500,000 readers in 10 days is no small feat, and is a testament to the delight of writer CRC Payne and artist Rhett Bloom (aka StarBite) confront the Wayne family has already been. If you haven’t viewed it yet, you can read Batman: Wayne Family Adventures here– and uncover the shocking identity of the person who made unauthorized use of Batman’s toilet.


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Pouyan Salehi creates Scratchpad to improve CRM adoption https://yoimise.info/pouyan-salehi-creates-scratchpad-to-improve-crm-adoption/ https://yoimise.info/pouyan-salehi-creates-scratchpad-to-improve-crm-adoption/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:20:14 +0000 https://yoimise.info/pouyan-salehi-creates-scratchpad-to-improve-crm-adoption/ Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is the lifeblood of most sales organizations. And Salesforce is by far the dominant player in the industry with a market cap of $ 254.89 billion as of September 21, making it the 34e most valuable business. Yet despite its near ubiquity, many sales professionals struggle to fully embrace Salesforce […]]]>

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is the lifeblood of most sales organizations. And Salesforce is by far the dominant player in the industry with a market cap of $ 254.89 billion as of September 21, making it the 34e most valuable business.

Yet despite its near ubiquity, many sales professionals struggle to fully embrace Salesforce in their day-to-day workflows. Sales tech entrepreneurs Pouyan Salehi and Cyrus Karbassiyoonn decided to change that with the founding of Scratchpad in 2019. Salehi is CEO and Karbassiyoonn is CTO.

Scratchpad is a workspace designed for sales to update Salesforce and take sales notes and daily tasks. The software can be installed as a Google Chrome plug-in or as a web application. It connects to Salesforce and provides an interface where sales professionals can keep all of their notes, process workflows, spreadsheets, and tasks.

“My co-founder and I have been together for almost a decade now. Our last business was in sales technology. And so, we had built a lot of empathy and understanding and were quite familiar with the tech sales space. But even then, the problem we aim to solve with Scratchpad was not obvious to us, ”explains Salehi.

The duo had developed a solution called PersistIQ, designed for sales managers to get a better idea of ​​what an account would look like for retargeting purposes. “But we realized that in our first type of assessment (Salesforce), sales reps weren’t using it. The end users, the account managers, did not use the product. And so, we got curious about it and dug and tried to figure out why, ”Salehi explains.

The duo were fortunate to have formed good relationships with some clients which allowed them to observe sales professionals using Salesforce. And while they thought they knew a lot about CRM adoption for years, they put all their assumptions aside. “What we saw was fascinating. Slowly this image started to emerge for us that in whatever organization you go to, they will have Salesforce as their CRM. They’ll have some kind of email tool, some kind of call tool, a way to communicate with customers with an endless number of tools. But what fascinated us was that each representative worked outside of these systems, ”Salehi explains.

According to Salehi, they were taking notes in Evernote or Mac notes. They worked from spreadsheets for pipeline and account management and forecasting, and the tasks were spread across many different tools. “What was interesting was that everyone accepted this as a state of the world. They were just like, yeah, that’s just sales. This is how we do it. This is how we do our job. And then we take four to five hours a week, maybe a big chunk right before the forecast calls, go really quickly go through all of our spreadsheets and notes and try to update what management needs. so that it is free from our back. It has been around for a long time. And that’s what put us on this path ”, says Salehi

The duo set out to create tools created with the end user, frontline sales professionals in mind, rather than sales management. From the start, they developed Scratchpad with an emphasis on ease of use and adoption. They’ve given themselves three months to get 10 users who say they like the software and want to keep using it and have the usage data to prove it.

“And of course, like most things, it’s not black and white. Out of 10 we had one. But this user was so passionate that we thought it was worth seeing the next map. It’s gone for another three months. And I’ll tell you what this person changed the course for us. We build conviction. We think there is something here. Says Salehi.

Today, Scratchpad is growing rapidly, making life easier for sales professionals. They now have 35 employees serving hundreds of companies. The company has attracted $ 16.6 million in funding from Accel, Craft Ventures, Sound Ventures and Shrug Capital. “One of the things I’m most proud of is the impact it has on individual users and everything from people able to hit more quotas, to the unexpected positive impact it has. about the people in their personal lives, ”Salehi says.

Salehi’s journey as an innovator and entrepreneur in sales technology began in Iran. He and his family immigrated to the United States during the Iran-Iraq War when Salehi was six years old. Both parents were engineers in Iran and, like many immigrants who left, showed up to the United States with two suitcases and $ 500 in their pocket and arrived in Minneapolis. They were forced to leave behind their extended families, many of whom remain in Iran.

“I think growing up it was really hard to understand where I have all of these amazing opportunities open to me. Just even the most basic thing that I think people take for granted in college, high school, and college and they’re just struggling. And so there was that sense of responsibility like, I got to make the most of that and I’m kind of going to do my best here, ”Salehi said.

He and his family had their own entrepreneurial journey, with his father rising from a prominent engineer in Iran and came to the United States and started being a dishwasher and then a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza, later becoming one of the most efficient managers of a store. “We ended up buying a franchise. I started working there around the age of nine. We bought a store that was going bankrupt and turned it into one of the best performing stores in America. I was there when I was about 16, ”says Salehi. He jokes that he learned more about startups and business running a pizza place than Harvard Business School.

After a business school, Salehi joined Apple for a few years. He thought it was a great learning experience, but realized that he was not a big company person. He then left in 2010 to co-found Stackmob, a startup in the mobile space which was bought by Paypal. He then co-founded Lera Labs in 2012. He then partnered with Karbassiyoonn, whom he had met a few years earlier, to found PersistIQ in 2014, which was then acquired by Wishpond in 2019, before founding Scratchpad la same year.

As for the future? “My vision for Scratchpad is to be that workspace that salespeople can’t live without. And by sellers, I don’t mean just end users, but even today we have CROs using it. We have directors, we have finance people using it. And so, what I would predict, or imagine five years from now, is that this concept of income team workspace is a default. It is a standard. If you join a new revenue team, you’re going to say, “where’s our notebook? “If you take one, this notion of having something for the revenue team and the way they work together is, I think, a norm and hopefully will be the default,” Salehi concludes.

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