NAIAS Charity Preview Raises Nearly 52M For Kids In The Motor City

first_imgDetroit’s celebration as the epicenter of all things automotive, including the heart of the automotive industry, was again demonstrated last week as nearly $5.2 million was raised for children’s charities at the 2017 North American International Auto Show’s (NAIAS) Charity Preview at Cobo Center.Charity Preview has raised more than $111 million, including tonight’s $5.2 million, for southeastern Michigan children’s charitiesAs the largest annual single-night fundraiser in the world, Charity Preview has raised more than $111 million for southeastern Michigan children’s charities since the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) established the gala 41 years ago.In all, 12,881 people attended the black-tie Charity Preview, presented for the second consecutive year by Axalta Coating Systems.Charity Preview follows on the heels of five days of total mobility immersion at NAIAS, including the inaugural AutoMobili-D that continues to generate social media buzz and discussion among automotive, business and tech industry executives worldwide. Vice President Joe Biden joined in that conversation with a visit to NAIAS on Tuesday – his second to NAIAS as Vice President of the United States.“The past five days at NAIAS have exemplified the transformation that is reshaping the auto industry as we know it,” said 2017 NAIAS Chairman Sam Slaughter. “Tonight’s Charity Preview continues with the theme of transformation in that the monies raised in this one single night will help in some way to transform the lives of children and families in our local community.”Proceeds from Charity Preview directly benefit a wide range of children’s charities. Funds raised will support services for children of all ages from birth to 18.Beneficiaries of NAIAS Charity Preview include: • Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan • Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit • Children’s Center • Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation • Judson Center • March Of Dimes Metro Detroit • Detroit PAL • DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast MichiganPublic Show at NAIAS opens, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. and continues through Sunday, Jan. 22. Ticket prices and general show information, including transportation and parking can be found at naias.com.last_img read more

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Zimbabwe must lift aid agency restrictions to avoid humanitarian crisis – Ban

14 August 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Zimbabwe to immediately lift the restrictions it has imposed on aid agencies since June, warning that not doing so could worsen the already dire humanitarian situation in the southern African nation. “I call on the Government of Zimbabwe to fully respect humanitarian principles and the impartiality and neutrality of voluntary and non-governmental organizations, allowing them to operate freely and with unrestricted access to those in need,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued today. The Secretary-General said he remains deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe where, despite requests made by the UN Country Team and other humanitarian partners, operations of voluntary and non-governmental organizations remain restricted. He stressed that these groups have a vital role in the delivery of humanitarian aid, including much needed food assistance.Due to the inability of these agencies to operate, only 280,000 people of the 1.5 million in need of food assistance are being reached with distributions.“This ban must be lifted immediately so that aid organizations can carry out their relief work and avert a catastrophic humanitarian crisis,” Mr. Ban stated. Prior to the imposition of the ban, many Zimbabweans were already suffering from food shortages and rampant inflation, a situation made worse by the violence that plagued the country ahead of the June presidential run-off election. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,380.41 up 18.70 points):Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Down 41 cents, or 7.03 per cent, at $5.42 on 9.74 million shares. The company said there was no pending material news when its shares were halted earlier in the trading day.Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Down $1.89, or 16.25 per cent, at $9.74 on 6.22 million shares. The Alberta-focused oil producer will sell up to $2 billion in assets as part of its new strategy. It also posted a third-quarter profit of $27 million, turning around last year’s loss of $67 million.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down three cents, or 0.16 per cent, at $19.13 on 5.62 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up 13 cents, or 2.87 per cent, at $4.66 on 5.56 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Natural gas. Up 23 cents, or 1.20 per cent, at $19.44 on 5.50 million shares. The natural gas giant announced Tuesday that it will shed 20 per cent of its workforce, slash its dividend and spin off a chunk of its Alberta land holdings into a new public company.Toronto Venture Exchange (941.23 down 4.38 points):Discovery Ventures Inc. (TSXV:DVN). Miner. Unchanged at 23 cents on 7.28 million shares.WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSXV:WZR). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 5.81 per cent, at 81 cents on 3.29 million shares. Tests at its Kurdamir oil and gas discovery in Iraq confirmed light oil, the company announced after markets closed.Companies reporting major news:Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Fertilizer. Down 52 cents, or 0.57 per cent, at $90.80 on 743,240 shares. The Calgary-based company earned US$76 million, or 52 cents per share, in the third quarter, up from $129 million, or 80 cents per share, in the same year-earlier period. Revenue was up at $2.87 billion compared with $2.83 billion.Enbridge (TSX:ENB). Pipeline. Up 76 cents, or 1.66 per cent, at $46.56 on 1.28 million shares. Net income more than doubled to $421 million, or 51 cents per share, versus $187 million, or 24 cents per share, it generated a year earlier. Overall revenue was just under $9 billion, up from $5.6 billion, helped by higher commodity sales and stronger pipeline and gas distribution sales.Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B). Media. Down a penny, or 0.17 per cent, at $5.77 on 91,363 shares. The owner of the Toronto Star newspaper and Harlequin books posted a $70.8-million loss in the third quarter, pulled down by a nearly 17 per cent slide in print advertising revenue and an $85.4-million writedown on the declining value of its assets. The loss was a reversal from a profit of $11.1 million in the same period a year ago while overall revenue dropped about eight per cent to $328 million. by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 6, 2013 3:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Hospital trust under fire for describing use of milk formula as artificial

first_imgSo when did it start to be ‘artificial feeding’? I really can’t believe this wasn’t proofread before going out. @DrRanj @keirshiels @WorcsAcuteNHS pic.twitter.com/ICzKEiJYVC— Kathryn Booth (@privateuni) March 28, 2018 “We recognise that some new mums may not want to breastfeed and that some new babies may need to have their feeds supplemented, which we fully support,” she said.”We take the views of our mums and families very seriously, and will consider carefully all of the feedback on the wording of our information.”Research has found that breastfed babies have fewer health problems, such as chest infections, and are less likely to develop health problems such as diabetes, or become obese as they get older.  The information sheet was shared on Twitter by Kathryn Booth, who said the description made her feel “sad, angry, guilty”.”Artificial can mean fake /not genuine and bad. I just think it’s the wrong choice of words,” she wrote. Another mother, Alis Roberts, replied saying the wording had made her “sick to the stomach”. “My baby couldn’t breastfeed – I know that formula is ‘artificial’ but these things need to be more carefully worded when the whole baby feeding issue is so emotionally charged. Can’t imagine how I’d felt if I’d read this in hospital.” A hospital trust has caused outrage after it described using formula milk as “artificially” feeding babies.Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust used the term as it announced it would no longer provide formula milk in its maternity wards to mothers who had chosen not to breastfeed.One of the headings in a Q&A fact sheet read: “What do I need to bring with me if I wish to artificially feed my baby?”. It said that from May 1, mothers who had decided not to breastfeed should bring a first milk starter pack to hospital for when they gave birth.If there was a medical reason for giving formula milk, “this will be discussed with you and given if necessary”. “No matter how many HCA helped, cajoled, held, intervened, we just couldn’t get my son to latch. I felt I’d failed him on his first hurdle and took a while to get over. I was devastated.”However, one mother defended the use of the word, saying “essentially it is!”.”I’ve fed four children, two artificially and two breast fed, so I’m not one of the ‘breast is best’ police, but you can’t change the facts formula is not nature’s way.”A spokeswoman for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust told the BBC its decision not to routinely provide formula milk to mothers who chose not to breastfeed was part of its commitment to promote breastfeeding. Britain has one of the worst breastfeeding rates in Europe and currently only one third of children are breastfed at six months, and just one per cent only receive breast-milk by this stage.  Hi Kathryn, thanks for getting in touch. We take the views of our mums and families very seriously, and will consider carefully all of the feedback on the wording of our information.— Worcestershire Acute (@WorcsAcuteNHS) March 28, 2018 Vicky Melville tweeted that the note “would have pushed me over the edge”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Serbian Womens NT has a new TeamManager – Milan Stankovic

After five years Board Management of Serbian Handball Federation decided to change a Team Manager of  Women’s National Team. Instead of Radoslav Sljivancanin, the new leader of Serbian girls will be Milan Stankovic, President of HC Zajecar, the best Serbian team and Cup Winners Cup competitor.Stankovic played for many years in Italy as a goalkeeper before he finished his career in 2009, when he went back to his born city – Zajecar. Handball fans in Serbia know him from the 90″s, when he played in the most succesful team in Serbia – HC Partizan. With Belgrade’s team, Stankovic won several Champions title and played in CWC semifinal.HC Zajecar became interesting for whole Europe, after signing contract with Spanish Superstar, Marta Mangue. HC ZajecarMilan StankovicWomen’s Serbian handball ← Previous Story Your opinion: THW Kiel will win the EHF CL 2011/2012! Next Story → Zdravko Zovko as a “Pioneer”: “Breaking prejudice about Russia” read more

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Co Derry resident among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack

first_imgIT’S EMERGED A resident of Limavady in Co Derry was one of the 21 people killed in a suicide bomb blast and gun attack at a restaurant in central Kabul.Simon Chase, a former British soldier originally from England, was one of two British nationals killed in the attack. 13 foreigners lost their lives in the assault by Taliban militants on the Lebanese ‘Taverna du Liban’.Also among the dead were two Americans, two Canadians, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official from Lebanon, and the restaurant’s Lebanese owner, who reportedly died after he tried to fire back at the attackers.A Danish member of the European police mission in Afghanistan and a Russian UN political officer also died in the Friday evening massacre, which was the deadliest attack on foreign civilians since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.Chase had lived with his partner and family in the Limavady area for a number of years. The BBC reports that he had been serving with the EU police mission Eupol.DUP councillor for Limavady Alan Robinson said the community was “shocked and devastated” following news of his death.“Whilst I did not know Simon in a personal capacity I am however personally very sad to learn of his passing in such tragic circumstances in far away lands,” Robinson said. “As the Roe Valley mourns the passing of Simon, I am confident that the Limavady public will rally around to give support to Norma and her family as they try to come to terms with their sudden bereavement.“I’m sure Simon’s family and friends will take some comfort from the fact that he lived his life to the full, lived the life that he loved to live whilst doing the job that he was so professional at.”Yesterday’s assault was claimed by Taliban militants fighting against the Afghan government and NATO forces. A Taliban spokesman said the attack was to avenge a US airstrike in Parwan province on Tuesday.Read: IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attackRead: Two students shot in Philadelphia school, shooter now in custodylast_img read more

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Justice For Gingers Coming Via New Emojis

first_imgStay on target Study: People Who Use Emojis Have More Sex (Kinda)’Emoji House’ Feud Turns Calif. Neighborhood Pink With Rage Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Unicode is offering justice for gingers with new redhead emojis.Scheduled for release in June, the latest set of symbols also features greying and curly hair, as well as bald heads—representative of more manes (or lack thereof).A beta list was released late last year, highlighting possible new faces, people, body parts, clothes, animals, foods, and household items. After careful consideration, Unicode has decided people need access to safety pin, jigsaw, firecracker, and salt icons.Among the 157 emoji are hot and cold faces; superheroes and supervillains (of both sexes); a llama, hippopotamus, peacock, and parrot; a mango; a chess pawn; and a pirate flag.The Unicode Consortium, meanwhile, is putting an emphasis on Asian culture, with pictures of mooncake, a Chinese baked good traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. A red envelope, which typically signifies a monetary gift given during the holidays or special occasions; and the Nazar eye-shaped amulet, believed to protect against the evil eye.There is also a distinct nod to science and math, with images of a lab coat, microbe, test tube, petri dish, DNA, and an abacus.Earlier possibilities like a frowning pile of poo and a grinning face with the letter “OK” as eyes were, thankfully, dumped.Emoji 11.0 (previously referred to as Emoji 6.0, but don’t let that confuse you) is expected to roll out to mobile phones in August or September. It is up to individual companies to integrate the icons into their software.Users may be able to change emoji direction in 2018 (via Apple/Emojipedia)It was not announced whether Unicode will fulfill a long-time request that users be able to change emoji direction—a feature that would affect only those emoticons that would “benefit from it most,” like the train, runner, or gun.The corporation is already considering ideas for Emoji 12.0 (scheduled for a 2019 release); proposals must be submitted before the end of March.last_img read more

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CDC Travel Advisory still active to Caribbean

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, April 25, 2017 – Atlanta – We are into the rainy season and nearing the summer months and regional countries are reminded that the Centre for Disease Control, CDC’s advisory for travelers to the Caribbean remains in effect despite lowered reports in the number of new cases of Zika.The US based Centre for Disease Control, updated its advisory for 37 Caribbean Countries, including US Territories of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, ahead of the hectic summer which usually garners tourists travelling to the region.   However, PAHO’s most recent epidemiological reports show few to no reported cases.   The CDC is warning of travel to the region as it anticipates the virus to pick up with the warm changes in the weather.It has listed the region with a “Level 2” alert which advises travelers to “Practice enhanced precautions”.    It adds that pregnant women or those trying to become pregnant should avoid travel to these countries on the list.   The advisory also warns travelers to the region to practice using condoms or not to have sex during their trip, as sexual intercourse can allow for the transmission of the Zika virus.Other protection advice includes covering skin with long sleeved clothing and long pants, and to use insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, and oil of lemon eucalyptus.   It cautions to stay in places with air conditioning and windows and doors with screens.   If sleeping outdoors, to ensure mosquito netting is used especially to cover babies younger than two months old.   Meanwhile, if you do travel and feel sick and think you may have Zika upon your return, ensure that you visit the doctor for a checkup. Symptoms include a fever with a rash, joint pain, or red eyes.Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawam#MagneticMediaNews#CDCCaribbeantraveladvisory#fightthebite#ZikaVirus Related Items:last_img read more

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ASAs WISHH Program Hosts First US Soy Foods Seminar in Myanmar

first_imgAsian food industry representatives gathered on Jan. 28 to gain insight into how they can offer a variety of nutritious foods made with soy and soy ingredients in Myanmar.The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program organized the seminar with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and North Dakota Soybean Council.The seminar is based on WISHH’s USDA-supported research in Myanmar, which is located between India and China and formerly known as Burma. The research suggests that by partnering with the local industry to improve soy processing and increase awareness of soy and soy-based foods, human consumption of soy-based foods will expand in Myanmar.“North Dakota soybean growers are pleased to work through WISHH and USDA to increase the potential for trade for soybeans,” said Art Wosick, who serves as a director of the North Dakota Soybean Council as well as on the WISHH Program Committee. “WISHH’s seminar will help Myanmar’s food processors, importers and others learn why U.S. soybeans are already so popular in foods throughout Asia and around the world.”The Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association and Myanmar Edible Oil Dealers Association endorsed the program. It included presentations on the nutrition and health benefits of U.S. soy, new market trends, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs—which use business values and resources to make a positive social impact—that include soy, and the latest news in production, processing and purchasing. WISHH’s program featured speakers from the U.S. Soybean Export Council, which began developing markets for U.S. soy-based aquaculture feeds in Myanmar about four years ago.The market for soy-based foods is currently small in the country that is home to more than 51 million people. Myanmar is already using soy in some foods, ranging from soy nuggets, rice-soy blends, soybean curd, soy cookies and crackers as well as soy beverages, especially in Northern Myanmar. Soy milk is increasingly popular in major cities. Myanmar consumers also use large amounts of vegetable oils for frying as well as an ingredient in sauces, soups and curries.last_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Finance Manager at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Sales Manager at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Operations Assistant Manager at Dollar TreeFull-Time Merchandise Assistant Manager at Dollar TreeFull-Time Insurance Assistant at HUB InternationalFull-Time & Part-Time Customer Service Representatives at Lapels Dry CleaningFull-Time Customer Marketing Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Accounts Receivable Representative at Northland Industrial Truck CompanyPart-Time Incredible Teacher at The Learning ExperienceFull-Time General Warehouse Worker at S.G. Torrice(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

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Loan schemes dont reach 59 of rural India

first_imgNew Delhi: Loan schemes don’t reach almost 60 per cent people in rural India, says a new survey which also finds climate change to be the biggest challenge for one in five farmers. The survey, conducted by a rural media platform Gaon Connection, noted that the next generation in 48 per cent farming families does not want to pursue agriculture. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us At least 43.6 per cent farmers said they did not get the correct price for their produce, said the survey conducted among 18,000 rural respondents across 19 states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, West Bengal and Telangana. The survey — released ahead of the Union Budget next week and exploring issues such as water scarcity and law and order — found that a massive 59 per cent of farmers were unable to avail of any kind of loan, often because of lack of proper information. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Only 25 per cent and 15 per cent of the respondents said they took loans amounting up to Rs 50,000 and Rs 5 lakh, respectively. “Thirteen per cent of the respondents said that high debt was their biggest challenge, and some 17 per cent said that high input cost — the high prices of seeds, fertilisers, pesticides and other raw materials for their agriculture — is their biggest problem,” it said. Advertise With Us As many as 62 per cent farmers said they wanted to decide the selling price of their produce instead of letting the government do the job, while 30 per cent were found to be satisfied with the status quo as far as pricing was concerned. “There are no credible means and platforms for the central and state governments to know what’s on the mind of the rural citizen. Our surveys want to constantly find out, what does rural India want and what are its real priorities,” said Neelesh Misra, founder, Gaon Connection. At least 19 per cent of the respondents surveyed recognised that climate change is happening and said sudden and unexpected weather changes are now the biggest challenge to their crops. Millions of farmers across the country have to deal with sudden hailstorms, unseasonal rains, excessive heat and cold that affects agriculture and livelihoods, the survey said. Every third woman living in Indian villages has to walk, on an average, half a kilometer to fetch water, it found. Only eight per cent of villagers said they get piped water at home.last_img read more

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36 killed as bus plunges off bridge in India

first_img36 killed as bus plunges off bridge in IndiaAt least 36 people were killed in eastern India’s West Bengal state early Monday after a speeding passenger bus swerved off a bridge and plunged into a river, police said.Initial investigations and eye witness accounts said the bus driver, who also died in the accident, lost control while trying to overtake another vehicle on the bridge.The bus crashed into the bridge’s side railing before plummeting 12 metres (40 feet) into the local Bhairab river.“Rescuers have retrieved 36 bodies so far. Nine passengers have been hospitalised,” state’s transport minister Subhendu Adhikari told AFP.Rescue workers believe that there were more than 50 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident.The rescue work at the accident site in Murshidabad district, around 187 miles (300 kilometres) from the state capital Kolkata, was ongoing late Monday evening.“We fear that some of the passengers were swept away as glass windows of the vehicle broke (on impact),” Adhikari said.The victims include at-least nine women and four children.The bus lay submerged on the riverbed till emergency workers dragged it to a riverbank.The rescue workers then used steel cutters to cut open the mangled vehicle and retrieve victims’ bodies.At least 32 people were killed in another road accident after a bus plunged into a river in western Rajasthan state this December.India has some of the world’s deadliest roads.More than 150,000 people are killed each year with most accidents blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.last_img read more

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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week Nov 15

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Startups help typhoon-ravaged Filipinos, meet a 23-year-old YouTube media mogul, the Apple of grocery stores sprouts in San Francisco, Nest’s Tony Fadell on his life’s work, the key to leadership, Dropbox sets its sights on businesses, startup lessons from the NASCAR…This week’s notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs:1. Startups head to the Philippines: In recent years, many startups have focused on making a global impact. Here is a look at some of the innovative products and services “jumping to the cause” in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. (Forbes)2. A 23-year-old media mogul: Jamal Edwards got a video camera as a Christmas gift when he was 15. Today, he is 23 and worth more than $10 million — a fortune he made as the founder of SBTV, a broadcasting company that makes videos for YouTube. (BBC)3. The Apple of grocery stores: The Local Mission Market, founded by Yoran Milgrom and Jake Des Voignes in San Francisco, has a clear mission: “Help change people’s relationship to what and how they eat.” What they came up with has turned the grocery shopping on its head. (Wired)4. Nest founder on his life’s work: Tony Fadell, the founder and CEO of Nest and former Apple exec, on promoting sustainability, business ideas and what he would like to accomplish in his lifetime. (Fortune)5. The key to leadership: Jeff Haden accidentally stumbled upon the key to leadership in a desperate “throwaway question” asked to an unengaged audience. Without further ado: “No one cares how much you know until they first know how much you care about them.” (LinkedIn Today)6. Dropbox for business: Dropbox, the popular online file-storage company and Silicon Valley sweetheart, has more than 200 million users and more files uploaded per day than tweets on Twitter. It just unveiled it’s next target demographic: businesses. (Businessweek)7. Startup lessons from NASCAR: Damien Patton, Banjo CEO, former NASCAR pit mechanic and Desert Storm veteran, talks about working under pressure and pivoting your business. (Fast Company)8. SnapChat turns down $3 billion: In a move that must have some entrepreneurs scratching their heads, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel turned down a buyout offer from Facebook for $3 billion. (Mashable)Related: Is Snapchat’s Co-Founder Completely Crazy for Turning Down $3 Billion From Facebook? 9. Build a killer startup, or whatever: Riding on the coattails of popular games like The Sims, SecondLife and Drug Wars, Hipster CEO is a bizarre evolution to the genre. The game allows you to create and run your own startup, managing everything from business space and employee happiness, to procuring grant money. (Pando Daily)10. How not to go public: The textbook rental company, Chegg Inc. (CHGG.N), saw shares “slump” 20 percent in its public debut this Wednesday. The company priced its IPO higher than expected at $12.50 per share, a $1 billion valuation. After a day of heavy trading, the market took them down a peg or two, placing Chegg’s value at $863 million. (Reuters)  Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read November 15, 2013 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Strikes disrupt Frankfurt Airport operations

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J More delays are expected in and out of Frankfurt Airport today as air traffic employees walk off the job for the second day running.Up to 200 ground workers called the strikes to run between 8.00am and 11.00pm Central European Time, Euro News reported.Only 50 percent of services are expected to operate, with long-haul flights expected to operate as normal while domestic operations take the brunt of industrial action with the majority of cancellations.last_img

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Senior Mortgage Advisor Joins Bank of Commerce Mortgage

first_img November 6, 2012 419 Views Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing New,Senior Mortgage Advisor Joins Bank of Commerce Mortgagecenter_img “”Bank of Commerce Mortgage””:http://www.bocm.com/ (BOCM) announced the addition of Jay Kunkle to the company’s Newport Beach branch.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]Kunkle will serve as a senior mortgage advisor for the branch. A Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist, he brings more than 20 years of mortgage lending experience to BOCM. He is nationally recognized as one of the top residential mortgage lending experts in the United States by several mortgage publications.In addition, Kunkle authors a daily mortgage blog called the “”Kunkle Report””:http://kunklereport.com/.When asked about his achievements, Kunkle says he believes they reflect his commitment to providing the highest level of service and performance to his clients and to the real estate community.””I continue to be invested in the success of the communities I serve while being dedicated to providing client driven, comprehensive mortgage advice and competitive financing solutions to all my clients,”” Kunkle said. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2012-11-06 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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hotelsOutrigger Hospitality Grouptravel industry

first_imghotelsOutrigger Hospitality Grouptravel industry As mentioned in Travel Monitor last Friday, Outrigger Hospitality Group has wrapped up its week-long Australian showcase with over 450 travel industry guests in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney including key wholesalers and product managers, specialist travel agents, tourism industry partners, airlines and travel media.Outrigger Resorts and Flight Centre ExecsOutrigger’s properties in Hawaii, Fiji, Thailand, Mauritius and The Maldives were all represented at the showcase.During his welcome address at the Brisbane event, Jeff Wagoner flagged the likely re-entry of Outrigger into Australia if the company could find a beach or beach community-based resort, preferably in Queensland. He said that Australia, particularly Surfers Paradise, was the perfect market for Outrigger and fitted its objective of being the premier beach resort brand in the world.President and CEO Mr. Jeff Wagoner joined the team in Brisbane while Vice President Hotel Operations Hawaii/Guam Mr. Mike Shaff, VP Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific, Andrew Gee and VP Corporate Communications, Monica Salter travelled with the team to all three cities. Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Sean Dee joined the showcase in Sydney and Melbourne.The 2019 event launched in Brisbane at Blackbird Restaurant, Eagle Street Pier followed by events at Rivers Edge, World Trade Centre in Melbourne and at L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf Darling Harbour in Sydney.Outrigger extends a huge thank you to all travel industry friends for their on-going support and business.last_img read more

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Double standards over Russias missile sale to Turkey

first_imgCyprus should issue a demarche to Russia over the latter’s plans to sell Turkey its S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, former House speaker Yiannakis Omirou said on Monday.Earlier this year, Turkey and Russia reached a preliminary deal for the sale to Ankara of S-400 missile interceptor batteries.The contract has yet to be signed.In a statement, Omirou cited the intense pressure brought to bear on Cyprus from international players to cancel the acquisition of S-300 missiles from Moscow in the late 1990s.But now, he added, no such reactions were forthcoming concerning Turkey’s intentions to procure the upgraded S-400 system.It was therefore up to Nicosia to point out to the international community that it “there should be no double standards.”Omirou served as defence minister in 1998, under the administration of Glafcos Clerides, at the height of the S-300 ‘missile crisis’.“In 1998…I was being constantly visited by the ambassadors of Great Britain, the United States and EU member states. Their message was the same: that the missile system must not be installed in Cyprus because this would create tensions in the region and would undermine, supposedly, the prospects for a peaceful resolution of the Cyprus problem and would pose difficulties to the fulfilment of Cyprus’ EU ambitions.“Of course, behind these arguments lay the concern, mostly of Britain and the United States, over the capability of the Russian missile system to end the exclusive monitoring of the region by British radars.”In January 1997, Cyprus announced the purchase of the Russian missile system S-300 for an undisclosed amount, with subsequent estimates ranging from €200 to €300 million. Less than a week later came a warning for pre-emptive military action by Turkey.In November 1998, in a meeting between Clerides and Greece’s then Prime Minister Costas Simitis, it was agreed that the missiles would be transferred to Crete, with Cyprus receiving shorter-range missiles and other military equipment.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Cyprus rescue dog bags award at Crufts v

first_imgA hunting dog rescued from the street in Cyprus has won an award at Britain’s top dog show Crufts.Percy was named Best Crossbreed Dog of the Year at Crufts on Saturday out of 2,500 entrants.“This gives a very strong message to people that rescue dogs are gems and also a very strong slap to Cyprus authorities for letting hunters abuse their dogs and abandon them in the thousands every year,” D.O.G. Rescue said on Sunday.Crufts is the world’s largest dog show, and it opened in Birmingham on Thursday with over 200 breeds hoping to land the main Best in Show award.Scruffts is a fun part of the competition that takes six family pets to the Crufts arena after a nationwide contest. The dogs compete in six categories, the winners of which head to Crufts to take part in the final. Percy was the winner of the Best Crossbreed Rescue before being declared overall Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year.Percy was found in January 2018 in a village and was taken to Sheffield in the UK by Amanda Bell and her father Michael in the summer of the same year.Percy with the award at CruftsAccording to D.O.G. Rescue, Percy was in a “horrid state” when he was found and had been hit and shot at by villagers. He was skin and bones when he was rescued, weighing just nine kilos. He is now 22.At the shelter he did not exit his box when people were around and he would only eat at night when nobody was looking. He was also terrified of people, D.O.G. Rescue said.Tests on the dig showed that he was suffering from erlichea (a tick disease) and leishmania and was extremely anaemic. His kidneys showed signs of failure but improved after treatment.He flew to the UK in June 2018 and he has been living the dream ever since.D.O.G. Rescue Cyprus (Dali Organised Group) is a registered non profit and a charity. It is registered in the UK and has rehomed over 3,000 dogs since 2011. Ten dogs are currently at Larnaca airport with volunteers travelling to the UK.D.O.G. Rescue takes all dogs from the municipality of Dali and four surrounding villages and fromother areas if there is space.“Unfortunately every year it gets worse and the numbers are growing,” D.O.G. Rescue said.Percy was not the only dog at the event with a link to Cyprus. Taking part in the Friends for Life competition were Lance the Labrador and owner Private Lee Hampson. The pair were posted to Cyprus in 2016 after serving in Afghanistan, where Lance was said to have helped both his owner and other serving soldiers.You May LikeIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Rep Cox announces local office hours for November

first_img Categories: Cox News,News 26Oct Rep. Cox announces local office hours for November State Rep. Laura Cox has announced local office hours to be held this November.Office hours will be held on Monday, Nov. 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center, located at 15218 Farmington Road.“Office hours are one of the best tools I use to shape my decisions in Lansing,” said Rep. Cox, R-Livonia. “As the year begins to come to a close, I look forward to hearing from everyone in our community.”No appointment is necessary. Residents unable to attend office hours are encouraged to contact Rep. Cox’ office by phone at 517-373-3920, or by email at LauraCox@house.mi.gov.###last_img read more

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Rep Webber invites residents to his December office hours

first_img29Nov Rep. Webber invites residents to his December office hours Tags: #SB State Rep. Michael Webber has announced his in-district coffee hours for the month of December, and is encouraging greater Rochester area residents to join him for questions and discussion.“Speaking with constituents is one of the most important parts of being a state representative,” said Rep. Webber. “My in-district office hours are a great time for me to hear what the people of the greater Rochester area have to say in regards to how we can make improve our state.”Rep. Webber’s local office hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Panera Bread on 2508 S. Adams Road, in Rochester Hills.No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to attend. Anyone unable to attend may contact Rep. Webber’s office by calling (517) 373-1773 or by emailing Rep. Webber at MichaelWebber@house.mi.gov.center_img Categories: News,Webber Newslast_img read more

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