Lyceum gets revenge, beats San Beda to take PCCL title

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed After San Beda took a 58-57 lead early in the fourth on Javee Mocon’s free throw, Lyceum raced to a 9-0 run capped off by two charities from Jaycee Marcelino to take a 66-58 buffer with 4:21 left.The Red Lions managed to cut the deficit to four, 68-62, after Clint Doliguez converted on a three-point play, but Marcelino answered with an elbow jumper and extened Lyceum’s lead to 68-62 with 44.9 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough this was a rematch of the NCAA finals, Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson reminded his team to think about their goal and not just getting their revenge against San Beda.“What I reminded the team, and even myself, was that it’s not about San Beda and it’s about the vision we started, it just so happened that San Beda is still in our path,” said Robinson, who led the Pirates to an 18-0 campaign in the NCAA preliminaries. Petron eager to get back to title contention after last season’s blunder UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lyceum Pirates named PCCL champions. Photo by Bong LozadaLyceum avenged its heartbreak in the NCAA Finals and got back at San Beda, 70-66, to take the national title of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Pirates limited the NCAA champions to just nine points in the fourth quarter while scoring 16 of their own en route to the crown.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Coach Boyet [Fernandez] made me work hard because he’s always there when we play, and I have so much respect for him. And the team kept it together, and one thing I reminded my players is to play in the moment and don’t worry about the future.”Marcelino, who won the Finals MVP plum, finished with 19 points, nine rebounds, and three steals to lead the Pirates to their first major championship under Robinson.Mike Harry Nzeusseu put up a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Pirates.Mocon led the Red Lions with 24 points and eight rebounds while Donald Tankoua had a 13-point, 15-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Local Conservation Officer awarded Officer of the year

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Blake Parker local BC Conservation Officer was awarded Officer of the year. Parker started his career with the B.C. COS in 2007. The first four months in the field were spent in Smithers getting a feel for the job before he moved further north to a one-man office in Dease Lake, where he worked for the next three-and-a-half years. Growing up in Fort St. John, Parker would often work with his father who was a B.C. Conservation Officer. During that time it was shared Parker learned through the first-hand experience he would get from seeing what his father did for a living, Parker would also share he viewed his father as a hero. Parker is the 27th recipient of the Outstanding Officer of the Year Award. Since 1992, the designation has been awarded annually to a conservation officer for going above and beyond the call of duty and exemplifying the values of the Conservation Officer Service: integrity, public service and protection of the environment. – Advertisement -37-year-old Parker is working as an acting sergeant responsible for the B.C. Conservation Officer Service’s (COS) North Peace zone. He has also been named the 2018 conservation officer of the year. Between the experience with his father and a love of the outdoors, inspired Parker to pursue a career as a conservation officer. “My dad is quite proud of me. I still look up to him,” Parker said. “People in Fort St. John know my name because of my dad and they know me from growing up there, so having pre-established relationships has been helpful. A lot of our work comes from people sharing information with us.”Advertisement In 2011, Parker moved to Dawson Creek where he spent many hours patrolling the wilderness, checking to make sure outdoor enthusiasts were complying with the law. Parker shared a highlight of his career has been training the jet-boat operations and firearms team. “It’s rewarding seeing other people grow and develop, making them safer and giving them more skills that can help them be more effective in the field,” Parker said. “I really enjoy fieldwork and getting outside to do patrols. I hope to continue on this path and just stay positive, have fun and provide some guidance for other conservation officers to follow.”last_img read more

Liverpool target Julian Brandt rules out Bayer Leverkusen exit this summer

first_img Germany starlet Julian Brandt is currently on international duty at the Confederations Cup 1 Julian Brandt has ruled out leaving Bayer Leverkusen this summer amid reported interest from Bayern Munich and Liverpool.The 21-year-old has long been regarded as one of the hottest prospects in German football and clubs have regularly scouted him over the past few seasons.Bayern and Liverpool have both been linked with moves for the winger this summer as they look to test Leverkusen’s resolve to keep hold of one of their prized assets.However, Brandt has now cooled any transfer talk by revealing he plans to stay put ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.“My gut as well as my mind tell me that the right moment for a transfer is not there yet,” Brandt told Kicker. “I am still young, but also in my fourth year – I feel responsible for the bad season.“I therefore see it as my duty to bring the club back where it belongs and for me that means among the top six.“Of course there are players who say a year without European football ahead of the World Cup is a reason to change clubs.“But a transfer to a bigger club is also taking a risk one year ahead of the World Cup. You have to settle in there and possibly you don’t get so much game time.”last_img read more

Man United vs Valencia: Champions League preview and confirmed line-ups

first_img 2 2 This week’s talkSPORT commentaries Both teams head into the fixture after shocking starts to the season, with United winning just three of their seven league matches to date, and Valencia only picking up their first La Liga win of the campaign on Saturday.Despite the struggles of both teams, the real pressure is on United and Mourinho, their manager, with reports suggesting he could be sacked on the back of another poor result.What the managers are sayingJose Mourinho (Man United): “A Champions League week is always a good week, even if you expect a difficult match, a difficult opponent. It’s a big week. Everyone wants to play Champions League, not everyone can do it. So we are here and we have the chance to play a big match. So, big match, big week.”Marcelino (Valencia): “We’ll win if we play well. Whether it’s the best or the worst moment to play them, who knows?“There’s no way that the previous game you’ve played can have anything to do with this game coming up.” United beat Young Boys in matchday one to move top of their group Team newsJesse Lingard, Ander Herrera, Diogo Dalot and Ashley Young did not train on Monday suggesting they will miss Tuesday’s clash. Marcos Rojo is also out injured. Valencia have an almost full strength squad to choose from, with Santi Mina the only absentee. Geoffrey Kondogbia is available for selection after missing Valencia’s Champions League opener against JuventusConfirmed line-ups Hoffenheim vs Man City (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENAston Villa vs Preston (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENNapoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN Valencia coach Marcelino Jose Mourinho is under intense pressure heading into Tuesday evening’s vital Champions League clash against Valencia.The La Liga side visit Old Trafford on Tuesday evening knowing they and the Red Devils are likely to be fighting it out to finish second in their group to Juventus and qualify for the knockout rounds of Europe’s premier competition. 🔥 Amunt, Valencia!!! Nuestro XI inicial para el #MUFCVCF! 🔥#YoCreoEnEsteEquipo ⤵ pic.twitter.com/YnqdIYot0r— Valencia CF 🦇💯 (@valenciacf) October 2, 2018 Tonight’s #UCL team news is in! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/CXue0os6Hz— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 2, 2018last_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO PREVIEW OF THE DONEGAL SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS

first_imgDDTV: THE quarter finals of the Donegal senior football championship are on the weekend of 14th/15th September. In this video jacksonsmediatv  preview the four ties, between Kilcar v Glenswilly, Ardara v Gaoth Dobhair, Malin v St Eunan’s, and Killybegs v McCumhaills.Click Play to watch DDTV: VIDEO PREVIEW OF THE DONEGAL SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:and Killybegs v McCumhaills.Ardara v Gaoth DobhairKilcar v GlenswillyMalin v St Eunanslast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Bookmobile Program, the Assistance League of Whittier’s free service that has delivered books to shut-ins for the past 40 years, is again seeking new patrons. The program delivers books once a month to readers too frail to go to the library. The books are personally selected by volunteers and are delivered and picked up at the patron’s home. For more information, call (562)693-6533 or (562)464-3470 between 9a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration open for holiday camp WHITTIER – Registration is now open for the city’s holiday day camp, to be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday from Dec.19 to Dec. 30 at Palm Park Activities Center, 5703 Palm Ave. The fee is $80 per week per child. Space is limited. Camp includes daily snacks, two field trips, arts and crafts, sports, games and enrichment activities. For more information, call (562) 464-3438. La Mirada offers Straight Talk LA MIRADA – You can get a lot of straight talk on often complicated subjects via the city’s Straight Talk/La Mirada program, which offers ongoing individual, family and couples counseling and support groups. Other ongoing sessions include an anger management support groups for teens and adults, a parenting skills class, a men’s support group, a support group for women age 60 and older, and a group for women over 30. For information on classes and support groups, call Meg Kalugen at (562) 943-0195. New Century Singers celebrate season WHITTIER – The New Century Singers Whittier performs its annual holiday concert, “Let’s Celebrate the Season,” at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at East Whittier Methodist Church, 10005 Cole Road. Join director Judy Kertes and accompanist Clella Snider at this free community event. The chorus also receives donations of support and for its scholarship fund. For more information, call (562) 695-1785. Sell your wares at winter craft fair PICO RIVERA – Vendors looking to sell homemade wares or commercial products can now reserve booth space for the city’s 11th Annual Winter Wonderland Craft Fair, slated for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Pico Park Community Center, 9528Beverly Blvd. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (562) 801-4470. Elks host holiday brunch and bazaar WHITTIER – The Whittier Elks Lodge will hold a holiday brunch/arts-and-crafts bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec.4 at 13620 Whittier Blvd. Client-made craft items will be available for purhase. Door prizes and Santa Claus will also be available. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of the Intercommunity Blind Center. For more information, call (562) 696-7117. Opportunity grant taking applicants SANTA FE SPRINGS – Soroptimist International of Santa Fe Springs is seeking women to apply for the Women’s Opportunity awards. Applicants should be women with primary financial responsibility for themselves and dependents. They should be attending an undergraduate degree or vocational skills program and have financial needs. The cash awards assist women in obtaining the skills and education they need to improve their employment status. Applications are available at the Santa Fe Springs City Library information desk. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. For more information, call Annette Rodriguez at (562) 665-8956. From staff reportslast_img read more

Taoiseach slammed for opening post office in his home constituency

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has hit out at the Taoiseach after he opened a new post office in his own constituency while rural post offices in Donegal are dwindling. Leo Varadkar performed the official opening of a post office in Castleknock on Monday.The event sparked much debate as 159 post offices are due to close across the country, 17 of which are in Donegal. Donegal Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh slammed the Taoiseach’s attendance as ‘repulsive’ and ‘deeply offensive’ to rural Ireland. The event was ‘a blatant example of Parish Pump Politics’, according to Cllr Ó Fearraigh.This morning an Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar is performing the official opening of Castleknock Post Office. The Post Office is a new Post Office which has just opened in the Lidl premises in Castleknock in Dublin. pic.twitter.com/gZKkbNGO7L— MerrionStreet.ie (@merrionstreet) April 15, 2019The West Donegal Councillor said: “I think I speak for the majority of people when I say that the photos which appeared in the press this week of An Taoiseach grinning from ear to ear while performing the official opening ceremony at a new post office in his own constituency were both repulsive and deeply offensive.“The Taoiseach’s actions were not only ill-judged, but he showed complete and utter contempt for countless communities across rural Ireland where local post offices have either closed or are due to shut shortly. “We need not look any further than our own county to see the impact which these closures have had on rural life here, with 17 towns and villages across Donegal, including Bunbeg, Dunfanaghy, Brinlack, Gortahork and Falcarragh all having lost postal services over recent months.“Leo Varadkar’s photo-call this week is a blatant example of the worst kind of Parish Pump Politics imaginable, and was in bad taste to put it mildly.“Fine Gael is on a mission to decimate rural Ireland, and let’s not forget that Fianna Fáil has a lot to answer for too as their TDs are keeping this Government in power.”Taoiseach slammed for opening post office in his home constituency was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraighpost officeslast_img read more

Cheetahs Prosper with Rear-Wheel Drive

first_imgLearn about how cheetahs accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, and other wonders of the living world.Cheetah power:  The distribution of muscle fiber types in the rear legs and forelegs of the cheetah allows it to achieve its phenomenal acceleration and speed, the BBC News reported.  Type IIx fibers, built for speed, predominate in the rear legs, but Type I fibers, more resistant to fatigue, predominate in the front legs.  This allows the cheetah to gain explosive bursts of power on takeoff with its rear legs but decelerate and stand with its forelegs.  This is explained in the article based on a paper in Mammalian Biology.Formation flight:  Airbus is aiming to flock like the birds.  PhysOrg reported on how the airline giant believes that formation flight will achieve fuel economy: “High frequency routes would allow aircraft to benefit from flying in formation like birds during cruise bringing efficiency improvements due to drag reduction and lower energy use.”  Might look kind of neat, too, to see a flock of airplanes in V-formation.Effortless flight:  Wandering albatrosses can fly for many hours at a time with no effort, riding the wind without ever flapping their wings.  A paper in PLoS ONE explains how scientists are learning about the wandering albatross to imitate it with aircraft:Albatrosses do something that no other birds are able to do: fly thousands of kilometres at no mechanical cost. This is possible because they use dynamic soaring, a flight mode that enables them to gain the energy required for flying from wind. Until now, the physical mechanisms of the energy gain in terms of the energy transfer from the wind to the bird were mostly unknown. Here we show that the energy gain is achieved by a dynamic flight manoeuvre consisting of a continually repeated up-down curve with optimal adjustment to the wind. We determined the energy obtained from the wind by analysing the measured trajectories of free flying birds using a new GPS-signal tracking method yielding a high precision. Our results reveal an evolutionary adaptation to an extreme environment, and may support recent biologically inspired research on robotic aircraft that might utilize albatrosses’ flight technique for engineless propulsion.That was the only mention of evolution in the entire paper.Egg physics:  You probably know from experience that the tip of a chicken egg is the hardest part to break.  According to Live Science, it took physicists at Oxford and MIT to find out why.  “We didn’t set out to understand the shape of an egg, it was just an inspiration,” one of the researchers said.  They learned that the sharper the egg (assuming constant thickness), the harder it is to crack.  It’s not easy to learn this from real eggs, which contain microcracks that can effect experiments, so they used silicone casts of eggs and computer models.  The knowledge gained from this kind of “biophysics” research may have practical applications in medical delivery vesicles and other container designs.Spinach power:  Why re-invent the photosynthesis machine?  Scientists at Vanderbilt took spinach leaves and put them to work in solar cells.  At first, the orientations of the sun collectors canceled out the current. Then they found a way to align them, and boosted the current output by 1,000 times.  Their “biohybrid” solar cell, according to Science Daily, is not quite ready for production, but this experiment in literal “green energy” is moving along handsomely.  Popeye would be proud.Everywhere you look, there are living things doing amazing things.  Who could not be thankful to live in such a varied, inspiring world?  The Apostle Paul wrote that one of the main reasons the Creator gave men over to a depraved mind was that they were not thankful (Romans 1:18-25).  Evolution is the ultimate thankless philosophy.  Instead of praising the engineering genius of the Creator, they smirk and say, “Stuff happens.”  The inventors flocking to biomimetics exemplify a kind of implicit gratitude; would that they would make it explicit. (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

International buyers snap up

first_img18 September 2013 South African 3D animated feature film Khumba, which had its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last week, has been bought by three major international independent distributors – Australia’s Transmission, UK’s Kaleidoscope and Italy’s Eagle Pictures. Khumba is the second 3D animated feature from Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios, whose Adventures in Zambezia was the highest-grossing South African film in 30 years and has made over US$28-million at the box-office worldwide. Khumba competed with some of the world’s best children’s filmmakers as an official selection for the kids’ programme at last week’s Toronto festival, which was also the film’s North American premiere following its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France in June. “The industry response was tremendous,” Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest told the National Film and Video Foundation this week. “We’ve been able to secure significant meetings with people that we wouldn’t have been able to access just a couple of years ago. A festival like TIFF lends credibility to any filmmaker and is a great endorsement to the skills of the Triggerfish team.” Director Anthony Silverston said that, while it was clear that the film appealed to a wide demographic, “it resonated most with children, and it was an amazing experience after the screening to be swarmed by kids asking for autographs and peppering me with questions”. The film, featuring the voice talent of Jake T Austin, Steve Buscemi, Loretta Devine, Laurence Fishburne, Richard E Grant, AnnaSophia Robb, Catherine Tate and Liam Neeson, tells the story of a half-striped zebra (Austin) who is blamed for a severe drought by his superstitious herd. He leaves his home in search of the magic waterhole where legend has it the first zebras got their stripes. Teaming up with an overprotective, sassy wildebeest (Devine) and a self-obsessed ostrich (Grant), the plucky young zebra meets an array of wacky characters in an unforgettable quest through the Great Karoo to earn his stripes. Khumba releases in South Africa in both English and Afrikaans on 25 October before rolling out in more than 40 territories worldwide. SAinfo reporter and National Film and Video Foundationlast_img read more

Cyber Monday Scorecard: Web Users Win, Mobile Users Wait

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Mobile performance issues could also impact showrooming. Accessing mobile sites and apps can take a relatively long time even on the best of days, and during the extraordinarily busy holiday period few sites managed to offer anything close to a speedy mobile shopping experience. Compuware said the five fastest mobile sites were Office Depot,  Barnes and Noble, Williams-Sonoma, Buy.com and HSN, and that mobile traffic grew more than 250% for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Cyber Monday saw mobile traffic volumes that were slightly lower than Black Friday, the company said, but the volume of mobile visitors was substantially higher than these same retailer sites saw during the previous week. That makes sense, as the whole point of Cyber Monday is that shoppers are back at their work computers. Overall, of the sites Compuware tracked, only 10% of site visits were accessed via a smartphone.Keynote provided more granular numbers, but tracked just six sites that it claimed delivered the full mobile page in less than 7 seconds: Toolfetch (which loaded in a sparkling 2.96 seconds), Office Depot (3.15 seconds), Barnes & Noble (4.95 seconds), Buy.com (6.40 seconds), Amazon.com (6.56 seconds), Best Buy (6.63 seconds), Grainger (4.66 seconds), HSN (6.74 seconds) and Sears (6.95 seconds). For its part, online payment service PayPal reported 196% more mobile payment volume on Cyber Monday 2012 than Cyber Monday 2011. That indicates that many shoppers were buying using their smartphones even while at work. So what were all those people actually buying? Well, Microsoft claimed it sold more than 750,000 Xbox 360 consoles in the U.S. alone. Image source: Flickr/Wesley Fryer “Cyber Monday was not only the pinnacle of the Thanksgiving shopping weekend but when the cash register closed it officially became the biggest online shopping day ever,” said Jay Henderson, strategy director of IBM Smarter Commerce, in a statement. “Retailers that adopted a smarter marketing approach to commerce were able to adjust to the shifting shopping habits of their customers, whether in-store, online or via their mobile device of choice, and fully benefit from this day and the entire holiday weekend.” Most Web Retailers Were PreparedWhile most sites planned for a surge of traffic via PCs, some notable retailers apparently did not, with mobile sites being even worse. According to Panopta, Kmart, Sears and CDW fared the worst, with outages that topped a total of ten hours in Kmart and Sears’ case. Although those outages were spread out going back to November 10, a total of 41 sites failed to meet the goal of 99.9% uptime, the lowester threshold for an acceptable online presence. The top five worst-performing sites also included TigerDirect and Victoria’s Secret; other notables that failed to meet the 99.9% threshold included Gamefly, Gamestop, Office Depot, Blockbuster and Shutterfly.Other e-tailers excelled. Compuware’s Application Performance Management (APM) system named Apple, Costco, JCPenney, Dell and Overstock (O.co) the fastest Web sites. Panopta credited a number of major online retailers, including Amazon, Apple, Buy.com, Costco, eBay, Kohls, Lowes, REI, Staples and Target, among others, with suffering no downtime whatsoever. That’s a significant change from past years, when even the largest retailers sometimes staggered under the load.Traffic to retail Web sites for North America, via Akamai.“Even with record numbers of visitors coming to online retailers, it is clear that most of them were prepared for the traffic this year,” Compuware said in a statement. “Throughout the holiday weekend and into Cyber Monday, no major retailer suffered a significant online outage. And when issues were detected with sites, in most cases it resulted from third-party content having performance issues, not the host site. This is a problem retailers need to attend to.”What About Mobile?The problem, if there was one, was that most e-tailers still prioritize shoppers coming from desktop and laptop PCs. They either forgot about or didn’t have the resources to properly service mobile consumers trying buy something on the go or compare online prices to what they saw in brick-and-mortar stores. This last practice, dubbed “showrooming,” has been exploited by Amazon with apps that allowed mobile shoppers to take pictures of items and scan barcodes, then find the same product online. But retailers like Macy’s have begun to fight back, with apps that offer “unpublished” deals to shoppers who are physically within their stores. Shopkick, another third-party app, published a “black book” of deals for retailers like Old Navy, offering in-store deals as well. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces A Big Online Shopping Win“I think the only way to describe the Thanksgiving openings was a huge win,” the president and chief executive of the National Retail Federation (NRF), Matthew Shay told reporters in a Sunday briefing. “And in that regard lots of people won this weekend, and it wasn’t just Notre Dame and Ohio State.”According to the NRF, which includes both brick-and-mortar as well as online retailers, shoppers are beginning to treat Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday as a five-day holiday, with both brick-and-mortar and online shoppers benefiting. “It’s becoming more and more of a tradition,” Shay said.Thanksgiving was a “blow-out traffic day,” wrote Akamai’s Manz, with an early peak of 4,910,674 page views per minute at Noon Eastern Time, then an even bigger peak of 7,411,734 page views per minute at 10pm. Just as in 2011, Thanksgiving drove higher shopping spikes, but Black Friday produced consistently more page views overall – 25% more, according to Akamai. Unexpectedly, though, Cyber Monday topped them both, generating a 13% higher spike than Thanksgiving, and 16% more traffic volume than Black Friday. Cyber Monday online sales were up more than 36% compared to Black Friday, IBM reported. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … markhachman Shoppers flocked to the Web’s e-commerce sites over the long Holiday weekend, and Web retailers welcomed them with open arms and fast response times while ringing up record sales. But customers hoping to shop via their smartphones met the equivalent of long lines.According to Akamai Technologies, traffic to online retail sites topped 8.5 million page views per minute on what has become known as “Cyber Monday,” just before 9pm Eastern Time. That peak was the largest retail traffic spike in history, Lelah Manz, the chief strategist of commerce at Akamai, wrote in a blog post.All the traffic seems to have paid off in dollar sales, too: According to IBM’s Digital Analytics Benchmark, online sales jumped 30.3% over 2011, which would break comScore’s forecast of a 20% increase in online sales, or $1.5 billion on that one day alone. Online, Amazon was the big winner on Cyber Monday, enjoying a 36% increase to almost 35 million visits, as measured by Experian; Walmart and Best Buy were close behind.last_img read more