Kobe Bryant Joins GamePlan4Me MultiPlatform Initiative

first_imgMobile app and interactive website GamePlan4Me.com has announced that Kobe Bryant, NBA champion, has added his personal story to those of other accomplished athletes on the site.Featuring videos from leading athletes sharing their strategies for success in competition and in life, GamePlan4Me encourages visitors to create their own plans that will prepare them for the expected and the unexpected in their careers, personal lives and health.Over the past two weeks, President Barack Obama applauded the success of GamePlan4Me on a national radio show, plus pro baseball player CC Sabathia and TV sports analyst and Super Bowl champion Keyshawn Johnson have brought the site to the attention of an ever-growing audience. In addition to the athletes’ videos, the online and mobile experience includes interactive games, facts on health topics and links to informational sites.Professional football players Will Allen, Stevie Brown, Jonathan Casillas, Kurt Coleman, Jermichael Finley, Paris Lenon and O’Brien Schofield have joined GamePlan4Me this week to share their personal stories. They added their insights to those of other Olympic and sports champions from track, golf, football and basketball including: Tamika Catchings, Victor Cruz, Mark Herzlich, Dikembe Mutombo, Sanya Richards-Ross, Bill Walton and Michelle Wie. Since its launch, participating athletes have been tweeting about GamePlan4Me and the social media campaign will continue.George Pyne, business leader and entrepreneur, David Kristal, founder and chief executive officer of Augeo, and Juan Sabater, Latino entrepreneur, are leading GamePlan4Me, a non-political, private initiative and collaboration among athletes, sports executives and industry leaders.“We are thrilled that more athletes are sharing their personal stories about how having a game plan has been vital in their lives, especially for their careers, health and wellness,” commented Kristal. “Our hope is to encourage young Americans to learn about and embrace the importance of health care planning and coverage. Participating athletes sharing their ‘game planning’ anecdotes greatly help us to advance our efforts.”GamePlan4Me is adding more athletes each week and will also soon add the ability for users to upload their own game plan videos. To view the personal video stories from these athletes about their game plans, visit www.GamePlan4Me.com.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

High speed chase leaves one man shot and another arrested

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 5th 2017 – Nassau – A high-speed chase and gunfight between two men and police officers through several communities in New Providence early this morning, has left one man in hospital and another arrested.According to a police report, at around 1am, officers attached to the Mobile Division received a report that two males in a white Camry vehicle were armed with firearms in the Carmichael Road area. When police confronted the suspects and signaled for the driver to stop the vehicle, he refused and sped off. Officers then chased the vehicle for several miles until the car crashed near the Sir Sidney’s Bridge on East Bay Street.The two male suspects then exited the vehicle and proceeded to open fire at the police. Officers returned fire and shot one of the male suspects. Both men were arrested and a handgun was recovered from their vehicle. The injured suspect is currently detained in hospital under heavy police guard. Investigations are continuing.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#HighSpeedChase, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Oppn MPs to march to Prez House against Land Bill

first_imgUpping their ante against the land bill, MPs of several opposition parties are planning to take out a march to Rashtrapati Bhavan next Tuesday to register their protest against the amendments proposed to be carried out in the Act of 2013. JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav is coordinating with other parties like Congress, TMC, SP, BSP, DMK and Left parties to organise the protest march, sources said here on Friday. “It is proposed to be a march of non-NDA MPs to the Rashtrapati Bhavan… Sharad Yadav is coordinating,” a source said. Congress has expressed its willingness to participate in the march, the sources said. The land bill was passed by the Lok Sabha three days back after the government carried out nine amendments and persuaded most of its allies to support it.last_img read more

Keep On Growing

first_img 3 min read April 1, 2007 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free For storefront retailers, foot traffic is the key to higher sales. But when it comes to finding products to sell on eBay, it’s all about the eyes.As opposed to the limited floor and wall space of a brick-and-mortar location, retailers on eBay find new customers with good photography, well-written product descriptions and of course, great products, all of which buyers can see from their own computers at home or work.”In a five- to seven-day listing, we’ll get hundreds of people looking at a specific guitar,” says Tommy Colletti, owner of The Music Zoo (eBay User ID: themusiczoo), a high-end guitar shop in Little Neck, New York. “At my store, it might take a year just to get 100 [people] to look.” Colletti’s specialty and custom guitars can cost thousands of dollars, which limits his regional customer base. Now, as The Music Zoo is booming online, musicians can find–and buy–his products from anywhere in the world. After almost four years on the site, Colletti, 41, reaps sales of up to $75,000 a month. “eBay just kick-started everything for us,” he says.Many retailers keep separate inventories for their physical stores and what they show on eBay. For these businesses, eBay is mostly a way to diversify, test out new products to gauge demand, reduce inventories of seasonal or outdated merchandise and unload product returns and irregulars. Experimenting with new products often brings retailers to new suppliers, including different wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers. Trade shows provide a quick immersion in a new market and instant access to hundreds of new contacts. Online wholesale portals are another useful source, as is eBay itself, where you can find job lot sellers in a variety of product categories.If diversification is the goal, many retailers will find that eBay can help narrow down which products to source. Greg Holden, a writer and eBay PowerSeller in Chicago (eBay User ID: byte-writer), suggests using eBay as a market research tool before expanding to different brand types. First, he says, choose the product type, then search for completed items using a specific price range. “This enables you to see what people really like on eBay,” says Holden, author of 1000 Best eBay PowerSeller Secrets. “The more research you do, the more items you’ll find that regularly sell for hundreds of dollars.” But sticking to the tried-and-true works, too. Colletti’s online and store-based inventory is about the same, but he does notice that some items do better in the eBay Marketplace than others. “If it’s a specialty piece, we think ‘this is perfect for eBay,'” says Colletti. “[At the store], it will get lost among the 1,000 other guitars we have.”Sometimes the shift to online commerce is an adjustment for the suppliers of established retailers. Colletti says he was surprised by the reluctance of some manufacturers. “Some of them think it makes the product look cheap,” says Colletti, who overcomes this obstacle by promising not to list items below the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. “My response to that is I never saw a Ferrari on eBay I thought was cheap.” This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more