Walmart unveiled its sustainability initiative to much fanfare in 2005, citing concerns about climate change. “This used to be controversial, but the science is in and it is overwhelming,” then CEO Lee Scott said at the time. “We believe every company has a responsibility to reduce greenhouse gases as quickly as it can.”.
Nick Kyrgios started the year well with a victory in the Hopman Cup. In the Australian Open however he was defeated in the Second Round to Belgian Thomas Berdych. In this match he returned to his bratty ways, complaining to the central umpire about annoying music in the crowd.
If you want something badly enough, you will do everything in your power to get it and Michael Phelps trained like he never trained before and out of the blue he became a success story like no other set against a historic event. Humility is also one of the principles you should have. No matter what you think, there may be someone out there better than you, faster than you, smarter than you and you can never measure your own personal successes in absolutes.
Department stores are responding to low cost competitors by launching off price retail stores of their own and by pushing web sales and discounts hard. Yet the pressure felt by Macy and the like isn coming solely from retailers in the lower tier of pricing. High end malls with anchors like Nordstrom and smaller storefronts featuring luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton are actually booming at a time when middle class shopping centers bookended by Sears and Macy are struggling.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe nominees for Britain’s Mercury music prize were announced earlier today, and while the organizers tried to skew a bit more populist this year, the short list is still exciting.Here it is:Only Revolutions, Biffy ClyroBecoming a Jackal, Villagers The Sea, Corinne Bailey RaeSigh No More, Mumford SonsWake Up the Nation, Paul WellerTwo Dancers, Wild BeastsGolden, Kit Downes TrioI Speak Because I Can, Laura MarlingTongue N’ Cheek, Dizzee RascalTotal Life Forever, FoalsSky at Night, I Am KlootXX, The XXOne of the charms of this annual British music prize is its diversity and unpredictability the list of contenders can be made up of everything from straight up pop stars to drum ‘n’ bass artists to hip hoppers to modern classical musicians. But as the NY Times arts blog notes, this year, the Mercury honchos decided to go a little more mainstream.Why? It seems the Mercury doesn’t give winners the same sales boost as other awards. To wit: last year’s victor, rapper Speech Debelle, only moved about 10,000 copies of her winning album (Speech Therapy), and left her label soon after.