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first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — In the last 36 hours, 4 to 5 inches of rain fell from New Mexico all the way to Michigan producing areas of localized flash flooding. Des Moines had a rainfall record Tuesday of more than 3.5 inches of rain while flash flooding was reported in parts of the city and elsewhere in Iowa as well. Additionally, three tornados were reported in Iowa but no major damage was reported at any of those locations.On Wednesday, the heaviest rain will continue from the Plains into the Great Lakes where Flood Watches will be in effect.An additional 3 inches of rain is possible from Illinois to western Texas over the next 48 hours and more flooding is expected. Elsewhere, record heat will be affecting much of the Southeast United States Wednesday.In fact, parts of 18 states broke record highs Tuesday. At least 52 all-time October record highs were tied or broken Tuesday from the South into the Midwest. Some of the all-time October record highs Tuesday included: Cleveland 93, Columbus OH 95. Syracuse NY 88, Erie PA 89, Atlanta GA 95, Louisville KY 97, Pensacola FL 96. More record heat is expected Wednesday, and with humidity it will feel like 100 Fahrenheit or even more in some areas.If New York City or Philadelphia reach 90 degrees Wednesday this would not only tie a record for the day but would be the first 90-degree day in the city in October in 78 years. Additionally, if Washington, D.C. reaches 96 degrees, it would tie for the hottest temperature ever recorded in the city in the month of October.However, a major cool down is expected throughout the Northeast by the end of the week after many of these record highs.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgThe demise of BHS can be attributed to a number of factors, however, it can’t be ignored that the shopping centre, high street and traditional retail offer in its current form is losing its appeal with today’s consumer. Buying and browsing from the comfort of their own homes means customers will choose to leave the house to spend money on leisure activities, rather than buy products. For brick and mortar retail to survive it needs to work in tandem with leisure and incorporate spaces for a range of activities amongst the retail offer to create an experience that will drive people to visit a place, and ultimately shop as part of their visit.Unfortunately, this is not the overwhelming industry response. The industry maintains an unwavering belief that people like to simply ‘shop and eat.’ Town centre developers seem compelled to provide more of the same, with retail schemes adhering to a repeated formula: attract the key retailers and the customers will follow. This formula is founded on the idea that people choose shopping and eating as primary activities. However, today’s consumer can do this from the comfort, and affordability, of their own home. In order to compete with this challenge, town centres and high streets need to work harder and offer an entirely different experience.Many retailers are also showing a degree of complacency at a time when they should be on alert. They are relying on the strength of their brand and customer loyalty but unless they start to offer an in-store experience that is unique and attractive, and most importantly impossible to provide over the net, eventually they will fall victim to the on-line competition. Other retailers, who arguably may have benefited from the BHS demise in the short term, will ultimately meet a similar fate unless they reinvent their approach to engage with the customer in the on-line age.This does not apply just to retailers. Many town centres and shopping malls do not provide a wide enough range of engaging spaces  to create a true destination where people want to spend time, missing the opportunity to create an environment where retailers can truly thrive and offer something the internet is unable to – the experience. The retail landscape has changed dramatically and retailers should demand that the developers apply the same degree of inventiveness to their brick and mortar offer as they themselves use to drive online engagement and to compete on a digital platform.Simply aiming to achieve the right tenant mix is no longer enough; the infrastructure elements such as ample parking and easy access by public transport also have great influence on where people choose to visit, but the quality of the place, the attractive ambient, the right atmosphere and the variety of activities that people can enjoy is becoming equally important.‘Destination Placemaking’ is about understanding the very people who use a place, and the creation of the physical environment that aligns with their aspirations and drives their behaviours. The “Holy Grail” is to design a retail destination, which people simply love to visit, not necessarily with the intent to shop or eat but because they like to be there. Give people a place, where they want to spend time and they will naturally turn into customers and go shopping.Chris Wieszczycki is head of retail at TP Bennett Architectslast_img read more

first_imgLewis Hamilton will start from first position in tomorrow’s race for the Spanish Grand Prix. The British ace won the 92nd classification in his career looking confidently to a fourth consecutive victory on the track near Barcelona.Lewis is ahead of his teammate Valteri Botas in a big battle, and everyone else will hope for mistakes of the two drivers of “Mercedes” or problems with their cars – as happened a week ago, when Max Verstappen managed to take victory at “Silverstone”.It is the young driver of “Red Bull” who will start third tomorrow.Ferrari is again disappointingly far from the leaders – Charles Leclerc is ninth and Sebastian Vettel – 11th, after qualifying today.Here are the ten at the start for Sunday’s race:1. Hamilton (“Mercedes”)2. Botas (“Mercedes”)3. Verstapen (“Red Bull”)4. Perez (Racing Point)5. Stroll (“Racing Point”)6. Albon (Red Bull)7. Sainz (McLaren)8. Norris (McLaren)9. Leclerc (“Ferrari”)10. Gasley (“Alpha”).The start is at 16.10 tomorrow, it will be broadcast by Diema Sport 2.last_img read more

Blocking the lane

first_imgSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s Brendan Barry, left, finds his path to the basket blocked by Middletown High School North’s Colin Frawley during their varsity league game at the Hoop Group in Neptune.last_img

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