Friday, March 15, 2013
Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition
Thursday, March 14: Practice Day Friday - Saturday, March 15 - 16: Competition Full schedule: http://www.pittsburghfirst.org/programs/frc The Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual showdown between competing high school teams from Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Canada. FIRST combines the excitement of sports with science and technology to create a unique varsity Sport for the Mind™. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of students are challenged to design, build, test, brand, and find local funding to compete in a different game every year. This three day event is free and open to the public.
Today is Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season and well known for early bird specials to attract customers to retail stores. According to Chicago based research firm Market Track, each year the differences between in-store and online purchases have narrowed. Retailers are shifting their messages from one that focuses strictly on price to one that emphasizes convenience, faster delivery and free shipping.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think that holiday shopping trends are moving towards more Thanksgiving Day sales or less?