Changi Airport turns to online sales to keep retail businesses going, Transport News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Customers can now choose from about 17,000 items on the iShopChangi platform, more than triple the number available before the coronavirus outbreak struck.

That is one of the ways Changi Airport Group (CAG) has moved to help retailers at the airport reach out to non-travellers in Singapore, as international travel remains at a standstill amid the pandemic.

CAG said online sales by Changi Airport retailers have surpassed pre-pandemic numbers, though it did not provide specific figures.

Said CAG spokesman Ivan Tan: “Currently, more than 90 per cent of our customers are non-travellers… Wines and spirits, beauty and electronics continue to be most popular with our customers.”

The pivot to online sales comes with barely any travellers passing though the airport. Passenger traffic remains at less than 5 per cent of what it was before the pandemic, and retail sales at Changi Airport have plunged 74 per cent this

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Browns will leave Week 12 as the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoff picture

CLEVELAND, Ohio — For the second week in a row, the Browns have gotten some help to move closer to a playoff spot with five games left in their season.

They took care of their own business again by hanging on to beat Jacksonville, 27-25. They also got some help from their next opponent in the Tennessee Titans.

The Titans avenged an earlier loss to the Colts by blowing them out in the rematch in Indianapolis, 45-26. Derrick Henry was spectacular once again for the Titans as he rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns.

The win moved the Titans into first place in the AFC South at 8-3, and dropped the Colts to 7-4. Tennessee also owns the tiebreaker for the No. 3 seed vs. Buffalo due to the Titans’ 42-16 win in Week 5.

Both the Browns and Titans are 8-3 heading into their Week 13 matchup in

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With major shopping weekend over, Columbus businesses encourage shoppers to stay local

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – With Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in the rear view mirror, small business owners are encouraging shoppers to continue supporting local businesses throughout the holiday season.

Typically the biggest shopping weekend of the year, Jason Williams, who owns Big Fun in the Short North, said that while the weekend provided a nice boost for businesses like his, it still doesn’t compare to revenue of years’ past.

Williams is currently limiting his store to less than 10 customers at a time and said with a number of businesses in the area already closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, foot traffic has diminished in recent months.

While Williams used to be able to plan months in advance, he now typically operates day-by-day and hopes that loyal customers continue to shop locally.

“You know,

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Ramesh Bhat, dean, SBM, NMIMS, and provost, Management Education, NMIMS



a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Prior to joining NMIMS, Bhat was professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad


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Prior to joining NMIMS, Bhat was professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

“Today, no enterprise can function without a robust digital infrastructure,” says Ramesh Bhat, dean of the School of Business Management (SBM) at NMIMS, Mumbai. Prior to joining NMIMS, Bhat was professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where he served from 1986 to 2009 and then from 2014 to 2016.

“We have just witnessed how the Covid-19 pandemic forced businesses to adopt a ‘digital first’ approach when existing conventional business processes proved inadequate,” he says. In an interview with FE’s Vikram Chaudhary, he adds that similar is the case with B-schools, where the lockdown did bring with it a lot of challenges, but then the academia also created a unique learning set. Excerpts:

Was the transition to the online dissemination of learning difficult when the lockdown started?

The lockdown

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Laboratory Hematology Analyzers Market Manufacturers Growth Outlook and Business Analysis[2021-2030]| Siemens, Roche

Pune, Maharashtra, India, November 24 2020 (Wiredrelease) Prudour Pvt. Ltd :The Global Laboratory Hematology Analyzers Market 2021 size will derive growth from climb clinical trials in the up-comping years and delivers a scrupulous analysis of the market by value, production capacity, leading key players, sorts and applications with the region, etc. To boost growth during this time period report analyzes in detail for the potential risks and opportunities, which can be focused on Laboratory Hematology Analyzers market. This research work provides the newest industry data and future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability. The report assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the Medical Devices industry.

Market.us is a company that is engaged in providing various pharmaceutical services such as product development, statistical analysis, and regulatory updates. A

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‘CMA Country Christmas,’ ‘Rudolph,’ and more

Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for Nov. 29-Dec. 5

DON’T MISS: “CMA Country Christmas” — Set to ring in the holidays, married co-hosts Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins headline this annual music-filled hour in an intimate, at-home setting. The show, shot in Nashville, Tennessee, features performances by Kelsea Ballerini (“Santa Baby”), Gabby Barrett (“The First Noel”), Lady A (“Wonderful Christmastime” and “Little Saint Nick”), Little Big Town (“Christmas Time Is Here”), Tim McGraw (“It Wasn’t His Child”), and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling (What Child Is This?”). Also included: new original tunes from Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Rhett. For the first time in 11 years, the special was filmed without a live audience. (9 p.m. Monday, ABC).

Other bets:

SUNDAY: Who killed Elena? We’ll find out tonight when the Nicole Kidman-Hugh Grant thriller “The Undoing” wraps up its tension-filled run. Going in, several characters have fallen

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IG Acquisition Corp. Announces the Separate Trading of its Class A Common Stock and Warrants, …

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New York, NY, Nov. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IG Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: IGACU) (the “Company”) announced that, commencing November 23, 2020, holders of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering may elect to separately trade shares of the Company’s Class A common stock and warrants included in the units. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade. Class A common stock and warrants that are separated will trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols “IGAC” and “IGACW,” respectively. Those units not separated will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “IGACU.”

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of

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Tony Hsieh, tycoon and online commerce guru, dies at 46 in house fire

The businessman Tony Hsieh, former CEO of the clothing and shoe store Zappos.com, died of a domestic fire last Friday, as confirmed on the official website of the company he created.



Tony Hsieh wearing a suit and tie


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The accident, where the 46-year-old billionaire lost his life, occurred on November 27 in Connecticut, USA. No further details have been given about the cause of his death or the circumstances of the fire. For now it is only known that Hsieh was visiting his family.

The late businessman sold Zappos.com in 2009 to Amazon for $ 1.9 billion. However, he remained as CEO until last August, when he decided to retire. After 21 years running the company, Tony left everything to live in a mobile home in La Vegas .

Kedar Deshpande, current CEO of Zappos, lamented the loss through a statement posted on his website and social media.

“The world has lost

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Sledgehammer Robbery | Best Business: Bensalem News

BENSALEM, PA — Here are some of the past week’s top news posts from the Bensalem Patch site. You can scroll through the headlines below and click on the links

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Brattleboro will reconsider its shelved plan to cap rental move-in costs

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For rent signs await shoppers at Brown & Roberts Hardware in Brattleboro. Photo by Kevin O’Connor/VTDigger

BRATTLEBORO — Town government’s on-again, off-again study of a municipal cap on rental move-in costs is on again, with local leaders set to reconsider a recently shelved plan that would be only the second limit of its type in the state.

“I am going to hope rather than fear this,” says Selectman Daniel Quipp, who first supported the proposal, then changed his mind and now has changed his mind again and is pushing for another vote next month. “I have more information, and I feel this ordinance will be better for the greater good.”

About half of local residents are renters who often struggle to pay first and last month’s rent and a large security deposit in one lump sum, according to the Tenants Union of Brattleboro.

In September, the town adopted an ordinance

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