Who’s got the remote control? What are you, sitting on it? Let me have it. And so begins another of the friendly family discussions about just who is in charge of what we watch on television. Controlling the remote control may be about as much of a sport as what we’re trying to find on television.
Most probably can’t name anything that is more vital to the Sofa Set than who’s got their mitts on the clicker. And once that TV is fired up, sports is often what we watch. Like weather and politics, the topic of sports is an ice-breaker, and watching sports is an international pastime.
So, with one hand firmly on the remote control, Xoom jumped into the TV-Sports world. Xoom, a leading digital money transfer provider, conducted an exclusive survey of some of its Fil-Am customers and asked, ‘What’s your favorite sport to watch on TV?’
What would be your guess? Well, it’s basketball, according to 38 percent of those who took part in the survey, with football the next favorite sport to watch on TV with 25 percent. Soccer was farther down the list with six percent and five percent said that baseball was their favorite sport to watch on TV. A full 26 percent said other sports were their favorites.
加州旧金山，2015年7月7日 – 作为一家业界领先的网络汇款公司，Xoom （NASDAQ: XOOM）宣布推出其中文网站。 XOOM不仅同时推出中文网站和手机移动网站，为了提供一个更全面的中文汇款服务，Xoom未来的电子邮件和短信通讯也将使用中文发布。
「我们的客户可以信任Xoom汇款到中国，」 Xoom中国区域营销经理海伦这样说道。 「几年前，我从中国搬到美国，自身的跨文化体验让我了解到顺畅的语言使用体验对中国客户的重要性。Xoom的中文网站给中国客户提供了更多信任和安心的感觉，因为中国客户更习惯使用中文交流。」海伦补充说。
Now Chinese customers can send money with Xoom with ease and confidence
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 7, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, today announces the launch of their Chinese language sites for sending money to China. Xoom is offering Chinese language on their desktop and mobile sites. In order to provide a comprehensive in-language money transfer service, Xoom’s future emails and SMS communications will be in Chinese-language as well.
“Our customers can trust Xoom to send money to China,” said Helen Li, Xoom’s China marketing manager. “I moved to the United States from China years ago, and understand the importance of providing our Chinese customers with a complete in-language experience. Xoom’s Chinese language site provides more trust and peace of mind to customers that feel more comfortable communicating in Chinese,” added Helen.
Xoom launched the money transfer service to China in February of this year. When customers send bank deposit to China during bank processing hours (7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Beijing Standard Time), the fund will be available directly in receiver’s bank account in seconds. The transfers are processed through the UnionPay MoneyExpress network. All customers require is their recipient’s bankcard numbers. Xoom will instantly transfer funds to some of the most recognizable banks in China, including Bank of China, Bank of Communications, China Construction Bank, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Customers can send up to $2,999 for just $8.88 when paying with their bank accounts.
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money, pay bills, and send mobile reloads for family and friends around the world in a secure, fast and cost-effective way, using their mobile phone, tablet, or computer. During the 12 months ended March 31, 2015, Xoom’s more than 1.3 million active customers sent approximately $7.0 billion with Xoom. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.
While the top men’s teams in South America were making headlines in Chile, the best women’s teams representing countries all over the world were doing the same thing in Canada. The highlights are probably seared into your mind.
- Lionel Messi distributing the ball like a magician on Argentina’s march to the Copa America final against Chile.
- The heartbreak of Laura Bassett whose own goal in stoppage play allowed Japan to eliminate England, 2-1, in the World Cup semifinals.
- Host Chile playing like a champion, reaching the Copa America final and attempting to win the tournament for the first time.
- Japan trying to repeat its 2011 World Cup victory in the final against the United States and the U.S. just as strongly opposing.
- Hope Solo playing brilliantly in goal for the United States, reaching the World Cup final.
All along the way, all over the world, people took notice, proven by attendance records, huge television audiences and record ratings. It’s been a wild ride, to be sure, and also a magical one. But while it’s nearly over, it’s still one for the books.
Something’s got to give when Argentina takes on host Chile in Saturday’s final of the 44th Copa America. Both teams have something in common, two unsettling streaks they are trying to end – Argentina has not won the Copa America since 1993 while Chile has never won it.
So history will clearly be made in the final in Santiago.
Argentina, ranked No. 3 in the world by FIFA, seems to have all the momentum right now after its 6-1 semifinal thrashing of Paraguay, the 2011 finalist. Angel Di Maria scored twice and superstar Lionel Messi helped out on five of the six goals.
But Chile, ranked 19th in the world, cannot be discounted, and looked impressive in its 2-1 victory over Peru in the other semifinal. Chile relies on Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas, who have combined to account for seven of the 13 goals Chile has scored in the tournament. Still, it has to rankle Chile that it is one of only three South American countries (Venezuela, Ecuador) that has not won the Copa America since it began in 1916.
Messi, as usual, counters for Argentina. His three assists so far ties him with Chile’s Jorge Valdivia for the most in the tournament.
We all want our bosses to like us, probably even more than we want to like our bosses. But everyone can agree that a safe, secure and productive working environment can put the worker at ease and make the boss happy, too.
Sometimes, the office can be a tricky situation because there are a number of uncertainties that can come up, like a downturn in the economy or a shift in the business plan or outlook.
But, still, how a worker is looked upon by his or her boss is a huge consideration as well as a direct reflection on worker happiness.
Xoom decided it was time to look into the boss-worker situation. Xoom, a leading digital money transfer provider, conducted an exclusive survey of some of its best Fil-Am customers and simply asked the question, ‘Does your boss appreciate your work?’
It’s nice to know that the results were overwhelmingly positive. A resounding 87 percent of those who took part in the survey said, yes, my boss appreciates my work. And only 13 percent had to answer that, no, they didn’t feel as if their boss appreciated their work.
Host Chile pushed it way into Monday’s semifinal showdown against Peru in Santiago de Chile as a result of its 1-0 quarterfinal upset of Uruguay – the first time Chile has defeated Uruguay in the Copa America since 1983. Peru earned its matchup against host country Chile with a bruising 3-1 quarterfinal victory over Bolivia.
Paraguay stunned Brazil on penalty kick shootout (4-3) after the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Derlis Gonzalez scored the game-winner on his penalty kick. It was the second consecutive time that Paraguay has ousted Brazil on penalties in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Argentina made it to Concepcion and Tuesday’s semifinal against Paraguay, also on penalty kicks (5-4), following a scoreless tie against Colombia.
There is no extra time at the Copa America. The games go straight to penalties if the score is tied after 90 minutes.
The Copa America is hitting its stride this week, when the quarterfinal knockout round separates the teams that are going on from those who will be packing their luggage and heading home. Since the Group Stage was completed, the top teams have clearly made themselves known with host Chile creating the most noise.
Chile, which plays defending Copa America champion Uruguay in the first quarterfinal game Wednesday at Santiago de Chile, was the heavyweight in Group A. Chile scored 10 goals in three games – six more than any other team in the tournament. Even though Chile has never won the Copa America and Uruguay is a 15-time winner, Chile’s attacking style may be the difference.
Bolivia-Peru meet in Temuco on Thursday with the winner of that showdown advancing to play the winner of the Chile-Uruguay match in one of the semifinals. In Group A, Bolivia posted two victories, against Peru and Ecuador, and also tied with Mexico. Peru had one victory and a tie in Group C.
Colombia, one of the pre-tournament favorites, managed to edge into the semifinals against Argentina in Vina del Mar on Friday despite finishing third in Group C, scoring only one goal and drawing 0-0 with Peru in its last game. But Colombia still moved on when Brazil, the class of Group C, defeated Venezuela, 2-1.
Colombian star James has not scored a goal, but he remains confident. “Friday is a great match to try and make things better,” James said.
As for Brazil, Robinho and Roberto Firmino have been outstanding while Paraguay may be vulnerable after nondescript results in Group B – ties with Uruguay and Argentina and a victory over Jamaica. The Brazil-Paraguay match is Saturday night in Concepcion.