Consumers rule in the Now Economy


first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » In a world where Amazon rules and a new fintech is popping up every day to take a bite out of credit unions’ business, we must adapt to satisfy member needs instantly and at scale.Digital growth has morphed how consumers order, receive, and pay for goods and services, developing the Now Economy. The ability to order virtually anything, anywhere, at any time has placed immediacy as a priority for most businesses. Take a look at fast couture fashion: Major fashion houses blanket social media during their shows and make their collections available online for immediate purchase.Consumers’ rising delivery expectations in the Now Economy will accelerate emerging technologies, such as robots and drones. Drones make instant gratification a nearer reality by delivering more products faster, even to remote locations. For merchants, drones promise to increase efficiency and reduce costs.last_img read more

Fernandes lifts Man Utd as Wolves, Arsenal boost Euro hopes


first_img“I am very pleased for him. He has done something to the crowd. He shows the attributes of a Manchester United player. He is a great addition to the squad.”Portugal midfielder Fernandes is under no illusions over his task as United look to return to the lucrative Champions League after a season away.”Everyone knows we want to get into the Champions League places. I am here to help the team conquer this place and keep winning games,” he told the BBC.Wolves, in eighth place, are just two points behind United after a convincing 3-0 win against bottom-club Norwich at Molineux.Diogo Jota scored twice and Raul Jimenez poached his 21st goal in all competitions during the current campaign early in the second period to leave Norwich seven points adrift of safety and looking doomed.Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said his side had managed the game well.When asked about challenging for a Champions League spot, he said: “We’re going to stay focused because the difficulty is to sustain your performances through the season.”After that, we’ll see, but it’s about building your team and getting them ready to compete whenever, wherever.”Arsenal comeback In the day’s late kick-off, Arsenal recovered from a terrible start to hand Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton their first Premier League defeat since New Year’s Day.Dominic Calvert-Lewin finished acrobatically after Arsenal failed to deal with a free-kick in the first minute but Eddie Nketiah levelled in the 27th minute and six minutes later the home side were ahead when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang raced clear and finished coolly.Richarlison equalised for Everton in first-half stoppage time but Arsenal retook the lead moments after the restart through Aubameyang, who is now the joint leading scorer in the Premier League with 17 goals.Arsenal are unbeaten in seven league matches and Sunday’s win lifted them to ninth in the table.Manager Mikel Arteta said it had been his best week since taking charge at the Emirates in December.”The best thing is the spirit we showed after coming back from Europe — three games in seven days,” he told Sky Sports. “And coming back after we went behind. The resilience they showed after they were absolutely shattered.”As it stands, fifth place could be enough to earn a Champions League spot because second-placed Manchester City have been banned from Europe’s elite competition for two seasons, pending an appeal.On Saturday, Chelsea strengthened their grip on a top-four place by beating London rivals Tottenham 2-1 on a day overshadowed by controversial VAR decisions.Officials ruled that Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso did not deserve to be sent off for a stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard called a “leg-breaker”.There were also incidents involving the technology in Bournemouth’s defeat at Burnley and Manchester City’s win at Leicester.Elsewhere, there were wins for Crystal Palace and Southampton while high-flying Sheffield United drew 1-1 with Brighton.Liverpool host struggling West Ham at Anfield on Monday.Topics : It means United, who have struggled to find consistency all season, are now in fifth place on 41 points, just three adrift of Chelsea.United paid tribute to the late Harry Gregg, hero of the 1958 Munich air disaster, before kick-off at Old Trafford.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his new signing, who picked up the man-of-the-match award for his display against Watford, languishing second from bottom of the table.”He has done fantastic,” said the Norwegian boss. “He has given everyone a boost. He wants the ball all the time, he wants to conduct the play.  Manchester United moved onto the shoulder of fourth-placed Chelsea on Sunday after brushing aside lowly Watford as Wolves and Arsenal also staked their claims for Champions League football next season.With runaway leaders Liverpool looking certain to win the Premier League, attention has switched to the race for European places, with just 10 points separating Chelsea from Southampton, in 12th spot.New signing Bruno Fernandes opened his goalscoring account for United at Old Trafford from the penalty spot before impressive second-half goals from Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood sealed a 3-0 win.last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dodges questions over Arsenal future during Instagram live with Kevin-Prince Boateng


first_img Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dodges questions over Arsenal future during Instagram live with Kevin-Prince Boateng Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Mar 2020 11:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares VIDEO: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reaction to being asked about signing a new deal at Arsenal. “Sure”. [@taraAFCx].pic.twitter.com/LIIoY5w4Mn— TheAFCnewsroom (@TheAFCnewsroom) March 28, 2020 Boateng told Aubameyang that he was getting loads of comments from Gooners asking if he would stay at the club and the forward’s reaction was rather telling.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe transcript….Boateng: ‘They’re [Arsenal fans] all saying you should sign a new deal with Arsenal’Aubameyang: ‘Ah…yeah. I know’.Boateng: ‘How long do you have left?’Aubameyang: ‘One year’.Boateng: ‘Ohhh okay…Okay I cannot ask you ‘Will you stay at Arsenal?’ [because] that’s a stupid questionAubameyang [laughing]: ‘Sure, sure’.Boateng: ‘He’s going to come to Besiktas’.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal’s chances of keeping Aubameyang will be all but over should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.The Gunners are currently outside the top four and Mikel Arteta has admitted a fourth season outside of the competition would have sizeable implications on the club’s finances.Aubameyang is the club’s highest earner and is valued at around £55m by the club.He arrived in 2018 for a then-club record fee of £57m.MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo, Aaron Ramsey and Maurizio Sarri to take pay cuts to help Juventus survive Covid-19 crisiscenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [bottom] is stalling on a new deal at Arsenal (Picture: Instagram)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sidestepped questions about his future at the club during an Instagram live chat with former Tottenham winger Kevin-Prince Boateng.The Gabon international has around 15 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and he’s believed to be keen on an exit this summer.Arsenal have not given up hope of keeping the striker but Barcelona are interested in his services and Aubameyang is thought to be keen on a move to the Camp Nou,Supporters are still praying that he stays at the Emirates and thousands tuned in as Aubameyang went on Instagram live with ex-Barcelona man Boateng.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more