AEW Dynamite highlights: Moxley defeats Spears, Jericho gives a speech

first_img Written By WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 14:38 IST AEW Dynamite Highlights: Moxley Defeats Spears, Jericho Gives A Speech This week’s AEW Dynamite ended with a bang as Jon Moxley made his in-ring debut on TNT, and faced ‘The Chairman’ Shawn Spears in the event. This week’s AEW Dynamite ended with a bang as Jon Moxley made his in-ring debut on TNT, and faced ‘The Chairman’ Shawn Spears in the event. Fans saw AEW world champion Chris Jericho coming to the ring and delivering an excellent speech, before going to fight Dustin Rhodes and Hangman Page in the main event of Dynamite with Sammy Guevara. Riho and Britt Baker also faced Emi Sakura and Bea Priestley in a tag team match, which showcased some character-defining moments. Apart from that, this week’s AEW consisted of some epic matches and segments which may help the wrestling show to grow even bigger.Also Read l AEW News: Chris Jericho to defend his World Championships titleAEW: Jon Moxley vs Shawn SpearsJon Moxley made his TNT debut opposite Shawn Spears who was accompanied by Tully Blanchard. Moxley took control of the match early on and started punishing Spears both inside and outside of the ring. Spears however then took control of the match by throwing Moxley into the ring steps. Spears then delivered some chops and a tope suicida to the debutant. Moxley fought back and even serviced a near-fall. Moxley then gained some momentum and finished the game by delivering a Paradigm Shift. After the match, Kenny Omega entered the ring and with weapons in hand. As Omega was about to charge to Moxley, Pac came from behind and attacked Omega with a steel chair.Also Read l AEW Dynamite Preview: Jericho and Guevara to face Runnels and PageAEW: Dustin Rhodes and Hangman Page vs Sammy Guevara and Chris JerichoLast week when everything broke loose in the main event, Page was nowhere to be found and he has no excuse for why he didn’t come out to help his partner. But Dustin was right there to help his brother and The Bucks. This week Dustin came to the ring with vengeance in his mind and unloaded on both Jericho and Guevara after the match started. Page then came in and continued the punishment by suplexing Jericho and later Guevara. A little distraction from Jericho allowed, Guevara, to take control and drop Page on top of the turnbuckle. In the later part of the match, Rhodes took over the match after delivering a series of clothesline to his opponent. He then went on to pin Jericho but Hanger interfered the match by knocking Rhodes while Guevara distracted the referee. Jericho then delivered a Judas Effect and won the match.Also Read l AEW Dynamite news, results from the inaugural episode of the new showAlso Read l Chris Benoit’s son David reveals why he wants to wrestle for AEW SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img First Published: 10th October, 2019 14:38 IST LIVE TV Adil Khan FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Azeez Wins 49th Asoju Oba Cup

first_imgAfter winning several titles at cadet and junior categories, Jamiu Azeez added the men’s singles title to his laurels after emerging winner at the 49th Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup.Also, Bose Odusanya easily retained the women’s singles diadem after beating Alimot Ayinla 4-0 in the final. Azeez, a semifinalist in 2015 dominated David Fayele in what could be described as a drab encounter to emerge victorious above the Union Bank Sports Club Fayele.The fans at the venue were disappointed with Fayele’s display as the final failed to live up to expectation with Azeez thrashing the left-hand Fayele 4-0 to emerge as the new champion of the oldest sporting competition in Nigeria.An excited Azeez said he was happy winning the title after several efforts at the biggest title. “I am so happy that my dream of being part of the winner of the prestigious competition came to pass.. I have been featuring in this competition as a cadet player and I also took part in the junior event which I had won several times. But I have never won the senior title as I came close to the title in 2015 but I was edged out in the semifinal stage. Now my dream has come true and I could say that it was a bit easier for me to claim the title,” he said.Like Azeez, Odusanya whitewashed Ayinla 4-0 to retain her title in the women’s singles.For the chairman of the grand finale, Oba Otudeko, the family of late Molade Okoya-Thomas should be commended for keeping faith with the tournament even after the demise of the initiator. “I must commend the children of Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas for upholding the ideal of their late father by ensuring that the tournament continues three years after the exit of their father. Sports is a unifying factor in Nigeria and table tennis is not an exception. I hope and believe we can get more superstars from this competition after the likes of Atanda Musa, Bose Kaffo and Funke Oshonaike came through it,” Otudeko said.Over 336 players are competing in the cadet, junior and senior events of the tournament with 138 senior, 134 junior and 74 cadet players jostled for honours in the 22 titles at stake.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Online shopping still low in Costa Rica study finds

first_imgRelated posts:Majority of companies in Costa Rica are family affairs Private sector confidence remains lukewarm Finance Ministry issues warning ahead of shopping season Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement Despite having internet coverage in some 88 percent of the country, only 12 percent of consumers in Costa Rica shop online, a study on shopping habits and trends by consultant companyKantar Worldpanel found.The figure is low compared to the 31 percent average in Latin America, but is the highest in Central America, where the average is 7 percent, according to the Customer Watch 2016 report.Results in Argentina, the country that tops the Latin American list of e-shoppers, show that half of its consumers prefer to shop at online stores.Kantar Worldpanel commercial director Emma Ortiz said Costa Rica’s 12 percent must be seen as a great opportunity for growth.“The figure of online shoppers in Costa Rica is indeed low, especially by taking into account that the country has an internet coverage that doubles the average in Central America, currently at 47 percent,” she said.Online shoppers in Panama placed second at 8 percent. Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador follow at 6 percent, while only 5 percent of consumers shop online in Nicaragua.Tico shopper profileThe reasons why most Costa Rican consumers prefer to shop at conventional stores is related to the shopping experience, the study found.Eighty percent of respondents said they prefer to “see and touch a product before buying it,” while 77 percent said they prefer to go to a physical store because salespeople are available to answer questions about the products.One of the main challenges for online businesses is delivery times. Three-quarters of respondents said they prefer to shop at a store because they can acquire the product immediately, instead of having to wait days or weeks for delivery.Another reason Tico consumers prefer traditional stores is they believe sales and bargains are more common than at online stores.The fifth reason cited by consumers is safety. More than a quarter of respondents — 28 percent — said they feel safer shopping at a physical store than doing an online transaction.The segment of Ticos who refrain from shopping online is formed mostly — 49 percent — by consumers 50 and older, identified in the study as baby boomers. Members of Generation X, or customers between 36 and 49, are second at 32 percent, while only 19 percent of people under 35, or millennials, say they never shop online.The technology gap represents one of the main reasons for not buying online, as 42 percent of people surveyed said they are not confident about entering personal information on a website, while 38 percent said they do not know how to use the internet or do not have access to it.“Shopping online is more expensive” was the third reason, cited by 32 percent of people polled. “Because I like being able to ask a vendor” was fourth at 21 percent, and 16 percent of respondents said, “Because I don’t understand websites.”Online shopping nichesMost online purchases in Costa Rica, and in all of Central America, are of products in the “entertainment and lifestyle” category.Kantar research found that 55 percent of people use websites to purchase electronic gadgets, 46 percent buy clothing and footwear, 28 percent shop for vacations and travel, 21 percent buy toys and 17 percent go online for entertainment options such as movie or concert tickets, food or other goods.Ortiz noted that one of the best niches for online shopping in Costa Rica is within the “fast-moving consumer goods” category, which includes food, drinks, personal care products, household products and other perishable goods.The study found that almost 100 percent of online sales within this category in Costa Rica came from personal care items.In order to cash in on selling products in this category, companies mostly should improve the speed and quality of delivery services, Ortiz said.“Options range from offering free delivery to providing faster delivery times than the competition,” she added.Businesses should also improve information to highlight the benefits of online shopping. Ortiz said they should remind people that they can compare prices easily and can create and save shopping lists to reuse later, she said.Market still open for mailbox rental companiesMailbox rental companies agree that the market’s potential among Tico consumers is more than promising. Subscriptions to U.S.-based mailbox services, mainly in Miami, have shown a solid growth in recent years.State-owned post office Correos de Costa Rica in September 2012 opened a mailbox rental department called Box Correos that already has more than 50,000 customers in all seven provinces, e-commerce director Stephanie Vargas Alvarado said.The popularity of the new service prompted the company to invest some ₡500 million (about $930,000) in new personnel, vehicles, tracking and security technology, as well as in a new building exclusively for the business unit.The post office is also investing more in advertising, “mainly around special days such as Christmas, Black Friday, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, among others,” Vargas said.The new business unit takes advantage of the company’s current infrastructure, including its 114 offices. “Our presence throughout the country allows us to offer our customers the same delivery rates in every province, and we don’t charge membership fees like other companies,” she said. State-owned post office Correos de Costa Rica offers a mailbox rental and package delivery service at all of its 114 offices and last year opened a new building exclusively for these services. (Via Correos de Costa Rica)Jetbox is another mailbox rental service that currently is undergoing a series of changes and investments aiming to cash in on e-commerce here.Marketing manager Gabriela Apuy said Jetbox believes online shopping is booming here, prompted mainly by an increase in internet penetration, both in home and mobile connections.Apuy said the growth of online shopping prompted the company to invest about $750,000 to open 10 new stores across the country just in the past two years.The company is moving forward with its expansion this year with the implementation of a micro-franchise model to offer delivery services outside the greater metropolitan area, particularly in communities in Limón, Puntarenas and Guanacaste, “where people are increasingly shopping online,” she said. The company already has seven of these distribution offices.“The growth is evident; we have 45,000 active clients and we’ve seen increases both in the number of customers and in deliveries,” Apuy said, noting that in 2015 the company recorded 12 percent more customers and 15 percent more deliveries than the previous year.She said the growth is also noticeable in the purchase value, as customers are now shopping for bigger and more expensive products.Companies’ promotional strategies, such as special tariffs or deals, are also expanding as they take advantage of major holidays and special celebrations, both here and in the U.S.Mailbox rental services in the past weeks were strongly promoting shopping sales for the Memorial Day weekend, and starting this week they will begin boosting their promotional messages for Father’s Day on June 19. Facebook Commentslast_img read more