Foreigner Launches PSA Campaign To Support Music Education

first_imgForeigner and the Grammy Foundation have launched a Public Service Announcement campaign in support of music education!High schools across the United States. can submit a 15-30 second PSA stressing the importance of music in schools and the great music teachers who have encouraged them along the way.The background music of the PSA should be a Foreigner song of the school’s choice, performed in any style by the school choir. Suggested talking points are:• Who was the music teacher who inspired you? Why was he/she so inspirational?• What was the most important lesson about music you learned?• Why is music education important?• What are your memories of your first music teacher?• What would you say to other kids who want to pursue a career in music?Schools should upload their entry to YouTube and email the link to program runs from now through Oct. 31, 2013.One winner will be chosen by the band and will receive a $10,000 grant for use in their music and audio/visual departments.The winning PSA will be posted on read more

US regulators under scrutiny as they look to punish Facebook

WASHINGTON — Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users’ privacy.The Federal Trade Commission is considering a rare action holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable for Facebook’s alleged failure to honour a 2011 agreement over privacy lapses. The agency also may limit how the giant social network targets advertising to its massive user base — potentially making the action far more than a regulatory slap on the wrist.Beyond a fine expected to run as high as $5 billion, comprehensive action by the FTC could mark a watershed in federal action against the tech industry in the name of consumer privacy.FTC Chairman Joseph Simons and his four fellow commission members are coming before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection at a hearing Wednesday. Simons, appointed by President Donald Trump in October 2017, is an expert in antitrust law who headed the FTC’s competition division under President George W. Bush.By usual practice, the FTC — an independent agency — is split 3-2 between Republican and Democratic members. Simons has advocated tougher enforcement action against tech companies, and must obtain the agreement of at least two other commissioners for any action on Facebook.Lawmakers have started work on a new national privacy law that could sharply curtail the ability of the biggest tech companies to collect and make money off people’s personal data. The role of the FTC as an enforcer of privacy protections is a key issue in the debate over legislation. Consumer privacy advocates and Democratic lawmakers, saying the agency lacks teeth, have pushed for changing the law to expand its powers and funding to police privacy.The FTC doesn’t have the authority, for example, to levy civil money penalties for first violations for most unfair or deceptive practices. It can only issue orders halting the conduct, as it did with Facebook in 2011.The agency would be expected to write new privacy rules should Congress pass a new law.Behind the momentum for a new law is rising concern over a string of scandals and the compromise of private data held by Facebook, Google and other tech giants that have reaped riches by aggregating consumer information. The industry has traditionally been lightly regulated and has resisted closer oversight as a threat to its culture of free-wheeling innovation.Republicans have generally opposed an expansion of federal authority, but in the wake of the Facebook and other privacy scandals, some have taken a more open view toward the FTC’s powers and funding. Some business groups are also proposing an expanded role in privacy protection for the FTC.The 2011 consent decree with the FTC bound Facebook to a 20-year privacy commitment. Violations could subject the company to fines of $41,484 per violation per user per day. The agreement requires that Facebook users give “affirmative express consent” any time that data they haven’t made public is shared with a third party.The agency started investigating Facebook’s privacy practices more than a year ago after reports surfaced that the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly accessed the data of as many as 87 million Facebook users without their consent.Lawmakers of both parties are pressuring the FTC to act decisively against Facebook in light of alleged failure to live up to that commitment.The agency should quickly complete its investigation and “compel sweeping changes to end the social network’s pattern of misuse and abuse of personal data,” Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, said in a letter Monday to Simons. Both are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.“The Facebook consent-decree violations have been blatant and brazen, an offensive defiance that adds insult to injury,” they wrote. They called the $3 billion to $5 billion fine anticipated by Facebook “a bargain” for the company that would make the FTC look like “traffic police handing out speeding tickets to companies profiting off breaking the law.”“Fines alone are insufficient,” Hawley and Blumenthal said. “Far-reaching reforms must finally hold Facebook accountable to consumers.”Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press read more

Ford top selling automaker in Canada for June despite drop in sales

by News Staff Posted Jul 4, 2012 5:06 pm MDT Ford top selling automaker in Canada for June despite drop in sales AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Ford Canada was the top selling automaker in Canada last month, despite seeing a nearly nine per cent drop in sales while overall auto sales edged slightly higher compared with a year ago.The Detroit-based automaker said Wednesday it sold 30,543 vehicles last month, down from 33,450 a year ago, but the company still outsold second-place Chrysler Canada by a wide margin.“Coming off a 23-year sales record last June, Ford of Canada still had a very positive month closing at number one,” Ford Canada president and CEO Dianne Craig said in statement.Overall, light vehicle sales totalled 169,459 for June according to data compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, up 2.8 per cent from 164,796 in June 2011.Passenger car sales were up 2.7 per cent at 78,903 from 76,830 a year ago, while light truck sales were up 2.9 per cent at 90,556 from 87,966.The overall gains by the market came as Japanese manufacturers bounced back from the fallout from the earthquake and tsunami that forced production cuts last year.“The market share lost this year by Detroit Three brands has been transferred primarily to Japanese brands,” said analyst Dennis DesRosiers in a statement.“Japanese manufacturers built a considerable head of steam last spring; most are maintaining that positive momentum into the summer months.”Sales at Chrysler Canada crept up 0.5 per cent in June compared with a year ago, helped by strong sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan.The automaker sold 23,705 vehicles last month, up from 23,576 in June of last year.Chrysler Canada said the June sales results marked the company’s 31st consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth and represents the longest sales streak in the company’s history.Meanwhile, GM Canada dropped 18 per cent, selling only 22,869 vehicles compared to 27,883 last June. The automaker announced last month that it will be closing an assembly plant in Oshawa next year.Leading the Japanese automakers, Toyota Canada sold 16,957 vehicles in June, 70.1 per cent more than last June, while sales at Honda Canada shot up 42.6 per cent to 12,047, compared to 8,451 last June.Nissan Canada broke it’s half-year record, selling 47,105 vehicles — 8.1 per cent more than it sold in the first half of 2011. June was the company’s second-best month on record, with 9,872 vehicles sold.“With the imminent arrival of the all-new Nissan Altima in dealerships, followed by the all-new Sentra and Pathfinder later this year, we anticipate this success to continue,” said president Allen Childs.DesRosiers says Korean automakers have continued to make slow but steady gains.Kia Canada said it sold 7,782 vehicles last month, 10 per cent more than June of last year, in what the company called its best June ever for sales.Sales at Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. edged up to 13,761 in June, a modest 2.4 per cent higher than last year. But the automaker says it broke its half-year sales record.The company has sold 71,642 vehicles over the first half of the year. That’s 4.3 per cent higher than what it sold in the first six months of 2011.“June was a pivotal month for Hyundai,” said president and CEO Steve Kelleher. “We extended our streak of monthly sales increases to 42, set a new record for half-year sales and launched two new members of the Elantra family.”June was a mixed month for luxury automakers, with Mercedes-Benz Canada increasing its sales by 9.1 per cent to 3,586 while BMW went down 6.4 per cent to 3,288. read more

INTERVIEW Haiti on path to stability development thanks to UN mission says

Today, the Haitian people enjoy a considerable degree of security and greater stability; political violence has diminished; armed gangs no longer hold the population hostage, thanks in part to the work of the 14,000-strong national police; and all three branches of power are in place.“Haiti is now in a position to move forward and consolidate the stability that has been obtained, as a framework for continued social and economic development,” says Sandra Honoré, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Haiti and head of MINUSTAH.Next week will see the beginning of a smaller successor mission – the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) – which is mandated by the Security Council to assist the Government in strengthening rule of law institutions, reinforcing national police capacities, and engaging in human rights monitoring, reporting and analysis.On the eve of MINUSTAH’s closure, Ms. Honoré spoke with UN News about the Mission’s contributions to the Haitian Government and people, what continued UN support to the fight against cholera will look like, and how the UN is perceived in the small Caribbean nation. VIDEO: Special Representative Sandra Honoré highlights some of MINUSTAH’s major achievements.UN News: What does the departure of the UN Mission represent for Haiti?Sandra Honoré: The departure of MINUSTAH represents, on the one hand, that the stabilization mandate entrusted to the Mission by the Security Council has been met, and that Haiti is now in a position to move forward and consolidate the stability that has been obtained, as a framework for continued social and economic development.Haiti is now in a position to move forward and consolidate the stability that has been obtained.The Security Council in taking the decision to close MINUSTAH – which has been operating and cooperating with the Haitian authorities and the Haitian people for 13 years, also in recognition of certain weaknesses that still exist in the justice and rule of law areas – has decided to establish the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti. It is my hope that the opportunity will be seized by the Government and people of Haiti to use the contribution of the new UN Mission to advance and to consolidate rule of law in Haiti.UN News: What do you think was MINUSTAH’s strongest contribution to the Haitian people?Sandra Honoré: MINUSTAH’s strongest contribution was to support the Haitian people with the provision of a secure and stable environment; to support them with the professionalization of the Haitian National Police, which numbered some 3,300 when MINUSTAH was established. They now are at 14,000 and by the end of 2017 will reach a minimum level of 15,000. The percentage of women in the police force has also increased: there are now 9 per cent female police officers in a country where the female members of the population number 52 per cent. It is important that the Haitian National Police also reflect the population as a whole. Brazilian peacekeepers with MINUSTAH arrive in Cité Soleil for a joint security operation with the Haitian National Police to crack down on criminal activity in key areas of the capital, Port-au-Prince, in July 2011. UN Photo/Victoria HazouThe Mission was also able to support the electoral processes in the country. During 13 years, we saw the handover – on three occasions – from one democratically-elected President to another, including from one elected President to another from the opposition in 2011. The most recent handover being to President Jovenel Moïse, who assumed office in February this year. The fact that the democratic process has started to become stronger, to consolidate itself. The fact that the three powers of the State are now functioning: the executive; the elected parliament; and the judiciary.I think these are the legacy of MINUSTAH and the elements of the support that the Mission was able to provide to the Haitian Government, and above all to the Haitian people, as they strive for a better standard of living.UN News: The UN launched a strategy to help Haiti tackle cholera. What will the UN support look like once MINUSTAH leaves, and what is the current state of relations between the UN and Haitians?Sandra Honoré: The support strategy of the United Nations for the Government of Haiti, as the Government moves to work toward eliminating the transmission of cholera, will continue even after MINUSTAH leaves. This support was not only provided through MINUSTAH but also, importantly, through the UN agencies, funds and programmes, such as UNICEF and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) – the regional arm of the World Health Organization (WHO). Argentinian peacekeepers with MINUSTAH administer medical aid to residents of Les Cayes affected by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. UN Photo/Logan AbassiThe Secretary-General announced in December of 2016 the new approach of the Organization to support the Government of Haiti. This involves the two tracks: one dealing with the treatment of cholera, and infrastructure for water and sanitation – which is sadly lacking in the country; and the second track of material assistance for communities most affected.In June of this year, the Secretary-General appointed Assistant Secretary-General Josette Sheeran as his Special Envoy for Haiti. One of the tasks will be precisely to work to support the new approach and to support the mobilization of resources that will be required to pursue the new approach.MINUSTAH’s strongest contribution was to support the Haitian people with the provision of a secure and stable environment.The Secretary-General has also asked Member States to forego the return to them of unexpended balances, for example from the MINUSTAH 2015-2016 budget, to be used on the new approach.It is my hope that Member States will respond positively to the call from the Secretary-General, and that the work of the Special Envoy will go beyond the support for cholera and also involve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the goals that Haiti has for its development within the framework of the 2030 Agenda.UN News: How is the UN perceived currently and what are relations like between the UN and the Haitian people?Sandra Honoré: The relations between the UN and the Haitian people are positive. In the time that I have been there I have been able to interact with Haitians from all sections of the society at all levels – even those who may have some difficulty, philosophically let’s say, with the fact that a peacekeeping mission is functioning in the country. But they all acknowledge the contribution that MINUSTAH has been able to make to a safe and secure environment and to stabilization in the country, which saw a period of sustained disturbances in 2004 which led to the establishment MINUSTAH.So, I see a relationship that is positive and I see a desire on the part of the Haitian people to see the United Nations contributing more to development and the development objectives of the country. At REBUILD Globally in the capital, Port-au-Prince, workers fabricate sandals made of recycled tires, an employment and vocational training programme partially funded by a Quick Impact Project grant from MINUSTAH. UN Photo/Victoria HazouUN News: As head of the Mission, does any particular memory stand out?Sandra Honoré: I spent a lot of time after I arrived in Haiti in July 2013 working with my colleagues in MINUSTAH and in the UN system in the country, including UNDP, UNOPS and UN Women, on the electoral question together with the provisional electoral council.There were some moments that were very difficult. The electoral process, as you know, started in August 2015 and was not concluded until January 2017. There was a presidential election in October 2015 which was rerun so that the verification process could be conducted. At the end of it, President Moïse was declared the winner in the first round of the rerun presidential election, and following that the appointment of the President on 7 February and the installation of his Government on 22 March – I think that was a particularly gratifying moment because it was a moment that demonstrated that the attention and ‘stick-to-it-iveness’, as it were, that had to be applied to ensure that the electoral process was completed, that that was in fact done and that Haiti was now on the path to be able to concentrate on her development, and that was certainly a moment of gratification. read more

Brock welcomes the world

Rafet Aktas of Turkey is one of several visiting scholars at Brock University. Rafet Aktas has high praise for Niagara.The accounting professor from Yildirim Beyazit University in Ankara, Turkey, arrived at Brock nearly six months ago with equally high hopes for the time he would spend at the University as a visiting international scholar until March 2013.After all, a colleague of his in Turkey, who had also been a visiting scholar, told him how great a time he had at Brock expanding his academic experiences.“He told me lots of great things and that people are friendly. That’s why I came to Brock University first,” Aktas said. “I found lots of strong information (on the website), I contacted the professor and I got this great opportunity.”Aktas will work with fellow accounting professor Fayaz Elayan doing research on the impact of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform while he’s at Brock.“Rafet is a hard-working and intelligent individual with good experience in the financial sector and financial performance evaluation,” Elayan said. “His research experience will contribute and enhance the quality of our research.”Aktas was one of 22 visiting international professors, scholars and mentorship participants from 12 different countries who were honoured along with their academic hosts at a recent ‘We Welcome the World’ reception at Pond Inlet. Program participants stay at Brock from as little as three weeks to up to one year, working with faculty, staff and students on campus.In addition to helping Elayan with research, Aktas will be spending as much time in undergraduate and graduate studies classes, learning new teaching methods to take home with him.“I want to improve the education system in my country,” Aktas said. “Observing the teaching methods, especially with the graduate and undergraduate students, I compare my country’s style with this style. I want to improve my teaching style and English.”About 400 international academics have come to Brock since 2000.Sheila Young, director of Brock International, said connections are often made between Brock faculty and scholars around the world at conferences.Some visiting professors come to teach courses here or pursue work with a particular faculty member or department at Brock and are usually invited if there is interest and availability. In many cases, the program participant’s home university or government will support their travels abroad.“It’s seen as quite prestigious and good for their careers to go to other places,” Young explained. “After spending a year abroad, they may It bring fresh perspectives and new ideas to their courses and campus. Their collaborative research undertaken while here also contributes to the internationalization of Brock.”The program helps Brock become known elsewhere in the world as well, she added. Participants often return home and promote the experience to their colleagues or encourage their students interested in studying abroad to come here.“They go back and they’re a Brock ambassador.”Current visiting international professors (VIP), scholars (VIS) and mentorship participants (UM) and their host departments:Mohammed Ayad (VIP), Universite du Littoral, France. MathematicsRoman Popovych Omerlyanovych (VIP), Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Austria. MathematicsSergio Alatorre-Santamaria (VIS), Canadian Bureau for International Education, Mexico. Chemistry.Rafet Aktas (VIS), Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey. Accounting.Lisha Chen (VIS), Beijing Forestry University, China. Faculty of Education.Robin Kramer (VIS), Bangor University, Gwynedd, U.K., Psychology.Xiaolan Luo (VIS), Xinzhou Teacher’s University, China. Confucius Institute.Nicole Nelson (VIS), Boston College, USA. Psychology.Takuya Sato (VIS), Chuo University, Japan. Sociology.Shuming Wang (VIS), Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics, China. Accounting.Minfen Ye (VIS), Minjiang University, China. Confucius Institute.Jinshan Zhang (VIS), Jilin University, China. Marketing, International Business and Strategy.Iris Broekhuizen (UM), Vrye Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands. Kinesiology.Emna Chalouati (UM), University of Manouba, Tunisia. Accounting.Rym Frini (UM), University of Manouba, Tunisia. Accounting.Yuki Fujiwara (UM), Kobe University, Japan. Computer Science.Mariem Khalifa (UM), University of Manouba, Tunisia. Accounting.Valentina Proietti (UM), University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Psychology.Tamara Zwaan (UM), Vrye Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands. Kinesiology.Yasheng Wulamu (VIS), Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics, China. AccountingEmmena Paulus (UM), Anton de Kom Universiteit van Suriname, Suriname. Political ScienceMasami Asakawa (VIS), Sapporo Gakuin University, Japan, Sociology read more

Former Texas Tech Star and NBA Veteran Andre Emmett

Police are now looking for two black males, one of them described as being tall and slender. It’s also said the men fled in a white Chrysler 300 after the shooting. Andre Emmett, a former basketball player for Texas Tech, the NBA and the BIG3 league, was shot and killed in his hometown of Dallas, Texas, on Monday at 2:30 a.m. Andre Emmett, who played for the NBA and Big3 league, was shot and killed in his hometown of Dallas. (Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images Sport via Getty Images) He was selected by the Seattle Supersonics in the 2004 NBA draft as the 35th pick and also played for the Memphis Grizzlies, as well as the New Jersey Nets. A 6-foot-5 guard, Emmett was considered a star at Texas Tech when he played for the Red Raiders from 2001 to 2004, and he’s the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,256 points. He was inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame in 2018, and his name is currently engraved in United Supermarkets Arena. He was later found “several hundred feet” from his home by someone who called 911 and later died at the hospital at the age of 37. “Thank you for the competitor you were on the court and the incredible person you were off of it,” a tweet sent Monday read. “Thank you for the many amazing memories you helped create. “Thank you for inspiring the entire Texas Tech family. Rest In Peace, Dre.” According to KCBD 11, Emmett was sitting in his vehicle in front of his home when he was approached by two men who pulled out a gun. An “altercation” began, and Emmett was shot as he tried to run away. Texas Tech also put out a statement. Emmett played overseas as well and played two seasons for the BIG3 on 3’s Company, where he was the second-leading scorer in the league. “The BIG3 is in a state of shock over the sudden and tragic death of Andre Emmett,” said the league in a statement. “Andre was a member of the BIG3 family for two seasons and never without a smile on his face … His kindness towards others and easy-going demeanor made him a joy to be around.” read more

Revolver ammunition and cocaine seized at house in Dublins north inner city

first_imgRevolver, ammunition and cocaine seized at house in Dublin’s north inner city A man in his late teens and a juvenile female were arrested at the scene. By Sean Murray 11,344 Views Image: An Garda Síochána Monday 19 Feb 2018, 6:54 AM Share4 Tweet Email4 GARDAÍ SEIZED A gun, a quantity of ammunition and a small amount of drugs during a search in the north inner city of Dublin yesterday.Officers from the drugs unit at Store Street Garda Station carried out the search at a house on Sheriff Street, just after 3.30pm yesterday afternoon.The revolver and ammunition was found alongside cocaine with a street value of around €800.A man in his late teens was arrested, as was a juvenile female.They are both being detained at Store Street Garda Station under Section 30 of Offences Against the State Act 1939. Source: An Garda Síochána Feb 19th 2018, 6:54 AM 2 Comments Short URL Image: An Garda Síochána Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Inondations dans le Var létat de catastrophe naturelle a été déclaré aujourdhui

first_imgInondations dans le Var : l’état de catastrophe naturelle a été déclaré aujourd’huiFrance – L’arrêté reconnaissant l’état de catastrophe naturelle pour neuf cantons du Var, département le plus durement touché par les inondations meurtrières de la semaine dernière, a été publié au Journal Officiel ce matin. Les neuf cantons concernés sont Draguignan, Fréjus, Besse, Callas, Fayence, Le Luc, Cotignac, Lorgues et Le Muy.”L’état de catastrophe naturelle est constaté pour les dommages causés par les événements naturels d’intensité anormale non assurables (inondations et coulées de boue) qui ne relèvent pas de la garantie tempête, ouragans, cyclones prévue par le code des assurances”, explique l’arrêté, qui permettra aux victimes de l’inondation couvertes par un contrat d’assurance dommages pour ses biens de se faire indemniser. Une bonne nouvelle pour les sinistrés donc, mais qui ne calme pas les associations comme Var inondations écologisme, citée par nos confrères du quotidien Var Matin, et pour qui “il faut arrêter d’accuser la fatalité. La réalité, c’est qu’il n’y a pas, dans ce département, de volonté politique de changer la situation. Voilà dix ans que nous alertons les autorités […]. Des études sont faites. Des rapports rendus. Mais chaque élu tire de son côté. Il n’y a aucune solidarité entre eux. Rien n’avance.”Le 22 juin 2010 à 12:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR OMahony Brings People Together Always Helping Others With

first_imgDear Editor,I’m writing in support of Jomarie O’Mahony for Selectmen.I’ve known Jomarie for many years and have always be amazed at how she has been able to balance her family life, work schedule and volunteerism to the people of Wilmington.Whether she’s taking her children to a sporting event or to other activities in town, she’s always there with a smile.Many of you know Jomarie as a strong supporter of helping those who need assistance.Jomarie has always been very active in programs to help others and does it with a smile and knowledge that with others she can help and make a difference.She supports our education system, sports and arts programs.She supports after school programs for the children of Wilmington.She is a supporter of our Police, Fire and all Departments.She wants to keep Wilmington’s small town feel.She understands the issues facing Wilmington and is willing to give her time, energy and knowledge to making Wilmington a better place to live and work.She will work with our State delegation on the Rt 38 corridor, Fire substation, school, the MBTA issue or any project in our town.She will work with the residents of Wilmington to find solutions to issues, whether it’s a Fire Substation, School, Housing for our seniors or Veterans or a pothole she will be at forefront.Most importantly, Jomarie will bring civility to the Board of Selectmen.It’s time to elect a person that bring groups together and not separate them and that person is Jomarie O’Mahony. I strongly ask you to Vote for Jomarie O’Mahony for Selectmen.Sincerely,Gary DePalmaLike 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Letter Of Support For Jomarie O’Mahony From The Person Who Knows Her BestIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town Accepts Flag Pole Donation For Silver LakeIn “Government”LETTER FOR THE EDITOR: Jomarie O’Mahony Will Be An Independent Voice Of Reason For WilmingtonIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

49 Voices Mikey Huff of Anchorage

first_imgThis week we’re hearing from Mikey Huff in Anchorage. Huff is the co-owner of The Mercantile, a new shop in downtown Anchorage. They specialize in menswear and handmade goods, with an emphasis on local products.Listen nowMikey Huff in Anchorage (Photo by Ammon Swenson, Alaska Public Meida – Anchorage)HUFF: I’ve tried to move away a couple times, but Alaska’s really magnetizing for me. I just can’t keep myself away from it, so every time I leave I feel a big pull to come back home. Most notably, I spent some time in Portland, OR and ended up, for a while, six of us, two cats in a one bedroom apartment. And it went down from there where there were three of us living in a Toyota Corolla and then you can imagine that returning to Alaska, where I know I have a place to stay and a place to return to, is definitely a whole heck of a lot better than sleeping with two guys in a car.So I’ve been a small business owner in Anchorage for a long time, but as far as having a brick and mortar store, that was a big step for us and a new process for me. Figure out what you can live comfortably with. Figure if, you know, if you need to be paying that $10 bill to Netflix every month? Do you need to be making a car payment when you could be riding a bike? Or do you need that new pair of shoes? Figuring out what expenses you can cut, and invest in your self and your future instead of investing in these temporary things that probably aren’t a necessity. And if you’re not utilizing every dollar towards your new business, then you’re just wasting your time and your money because you’re setting yourself up for failure.I think that the community within Anchorage has been really supportive. Everyone in Anchorage seems to want to work together to build each other which I really appreciate. So one day I was sitting in the shop, and I heard a knock on the window. It was before we were open. There was this corky looking old man out there and I opened up the door and he says, “Hey! I’m selling some stuff. Do you want it?” I said, “What do you got?” He said, “Follow me.” So I walked with him and we started digging through his stuff he was selling off and I found this beautifully ugly taxidermy animal, and to this day no one’s been able to tell us what it is. It looks like a mix of a fox and a mink and a dog and a cat. And it’s very strange. I bought it for 10 bucks, and I love it and I named him Douglas. And I posted it on Facebook and someone came down and they saw Douglas and they said, “That thing is hideous. My dad is a hunter and my mom hates that he has all these taxidermy animals so we took them down. They’re sitting in our safe. They’ve been in there for ten years. And we want somewhere to display them. Would you guys want to display them?” Ad so now we have all this beautiful taxidermy from someone who just wanted to help out the shop.last_img read more

Baltimore Soundstage Christmas Music With India Arie

first_imgIndia.ArieIndia Arie and Jonathan McReynolds are performing at Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place, Baltimore, Maryland  on Dec. 18. Visit or call (410) 244-0057 for more event information.last_img

Now Evernote Wants to Help Organize Your Physical Life Too

first_img 3 min read October 2, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You probably know Evernote for its organizational app, but now the company is getting into a new product type: furniture. The company recently partnered with Pfeiffer to create a new line of desk products with the goal of organizing the modern desktop. Many of the new products are making their debut this week at Evernote’s annual conference, EC4.“Our approach to our physical products doesn’t stray far from the original vision that drives our app development,” says Jeff Zwerner, vice president of design at Evernote. “As a company, we are building a workspace that lets you accomplish your life’s work whether you work as an individual or are part of a team in a larger organization.”This year’s furniture additions to the “Evernote Market” follow the launch of several other Evernote-branded physical goods released last year, including a line of Post-It notes and a stylus for the iPad.Related: Notes Scattered Everywhere? Declutter With This Tool.“Working with physical materials allows us to exploit the tactile properties of texture and touch in ways we are unable to in the digital domain,” Zwerner says. “The result to the consumer is improved productivity and enjoyment of the work required to accomplish their goals as they switch modes from physical and digital work modes.”When designing the products, designer Eric Pfieffer says he thought a lot about problems that occur on our desktops and how best to solve them.“We tried to construct these wood products in a way that would bring a lot of function to the desktop,” he says. The products are meant to be not only functional, but also look like something you’ll want to show off.The laptop stand, for example, has an extra compartment to hold your phone, keys or other stray desk items. One of the iPad stands has a space specifically for that Evernote-branded Adonit stylus that launched last year.Related: 13 Business Productivity Apps for the Real-World EntrepreneurSome of the ideas behind the products came from Evernote’s own office expansion. Zwerner says that they noticed everyone had a good deal of miscellaneous clutter on their work surfaces with no real place to put it. Add to that laptop cables, monitors and tablets, and you have a real mess on your hands.“Between our facilities and IT teams, we tried to purchase products to manage the aesthetics and the functional issues this working style creates and couldn’t find any universal solutions,” he says. “We saw an opportunity there and had a point of view on what a solution required in terms of both function and form. Knowing what the explicit solutions needed to solve for, we wanted the design to be elegant and emotive.”You can check out the fruits of that collaboration now in the Evernote Market.Related: The Secrets of the World’s Most Successful Mobile Apps Register Now »last_img read more

Global IE4 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors Market Expected to Reach 20662

first_imgIncreased demand for energy-efficient motors and surge in adoption of motors with minimum operation cost have boosted the growth of the Global IE4 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors Market. However, the incessant challenges faced by domestic manufacturers to adapt to the mass production of IE4 PMS motors hamper market growth. On the contrary, rapid development in design methods to reduce carbon emission is expected to create lucrative opportunities in the near future.The market is categorized on the basis of product, application, and geography. Based on the product, the market is segmented into less than 20kW, 20–200kW, and more than 200kW. The 20-200 kW segment held the largest share in 2017, accounting for half of the total market and is estimated to continue its dominance through 2025, owing to its greater energy efficiency and high demand in the sugar processing industry. However, the more than 200 kW segment is expected to manifest the fastest CAGR of 10.3% during the forecast period.Download Sample Report: the basis of application, the market is divided into material handling, liquid pumps, fans & ventilation, cooling compressors, air compressors & vacuum pumps, blowers, and coolers. The air compressors & vacuum pumps segment dominated the market in 2017 and is projected to continue its dominance by occupying nearly one-fifth of total market share by 2025. However, the coolers segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 10.4% during the forecast period.The market is analyzed across various regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The market across the Asia-Pacific region held the lion’s share in 2017, contributing more than two-fifths of the market. Moreover, the region is estimated to portray the fastest CAGR of 10.3% through 2025, owing to surge in electric vehicle penetration and emergence of manufacturing facilities from the fast-growing economies.The market report provides in-depth analysis of the key market players such as Altra Industrial Motion Corp, ABB, Bharat Bijlee, Anhui Wannan Electric Machine Co., Ltd., Danfoss, CG global, Hitachi Ltd., Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Kienle + Spiess GmbH, Kaeser Kompressoren, Lafert, KSB SE & Co. KGaA, NORD Drive systems, Merkes GmbH, Nidec, OEMER, Siemens AG, O.M.E. Motori Elettrici s.r.l., Toshiba Corporation, VEM Group, and Weg S.A.Enquire for Discount: Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesUSA/Canada (Toll Free):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

A look at Chinas reform promises

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Top Stories BEIJING (AP) – Communist Party leaders issued a report Tuesday that pledged to promote market forces in the country’s state-dominated economy. But their four-day policymaking meeting, which was shrouded in secrecy, failed to produce dramatic reforms to overhaul a worn-out growth model. That suggested party leaders failed to agree on politically difficult changes required to curb the dominance of state industry and promote competition. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Comments   Share   center_img WILL THEY FACE ANY RESISTANCE?Any changes that might curb the privileges of politically favored state industries or force greater competition on them will likely face opposition from those companies and their allies in the ruling party. The lack of dramatic changes coming out of the weekend meeting is a sign that party leaders who are pushing for changes already face resistance from within their own ranks.WHO WILL WIN?Potential winners from any changes that open markets to more competition would be entrepreneurs and possibly foreign companies, which now face an uphill battle against government companies. China’s public also might benefit from lower prices and a greater variety of products and services, as well as possibly better job opportunities.AND WHO WILL LOSE?The likely losers from increased competition would be state companies that might lose monopolies, low-cost access to bank loans and other favors.HOW WILL FOREIGN COMPANIES BE AFFECTED?The plan makes no mention of foreign companies. More competition might give foreign companies more opportunities but Chinese regulators also are determined to capture as much of the benefits of economic growth as they can for local companies, whether private or state-owned. They might still try to put up barriers to limit the foreign role in markets that are opened to private sector competition. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies WHAT WERE THE MAJOR CHANGES THE COMMUNIST PARTY ANNOUNCED?Communist leaders promised to promote market forces. That could help Chinese entrepreneurs who can be more efficient and flexible than state companies. It is in line with piecemeal party efforts to inject elements of competition into areas such as banking. But the party also affirmed the role of government-owned companies as the core of the economy. Major changes are probably yet to be decided.WHY IS THE COMMUNIST PARTY ANNOUNCING THESE CHANGES NOW?Communist leaders need to refresh a growth model based on trade and investment that delivered three decades of stunning growth but has run down. Reform advocates including the World Bank say Beijing needs to curb the dominance of state companies in areas from banking to energy to telecoms to keep growth strong. Pressure for change has mounted as economic growth slowed over the past two years, hitting a two-decade low of 7.5 percent in the three months ended in June.HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR THESE CHANGES TO BE IMPLEMENTED?The ruling party gave no time frame for change and said it will create a committee to “deepen reform.” That indicates many key issues remain to be decided in potentially contentious political battles. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homelast_img read more

82yearold rearrested for role in explosives crimes

first_imgAn 82-year-old man is being held in police custody for his involvement in a case of trying to destroy property with explosive substances. Three cases are being investigated against him.The pensioner was presented at Paphos District Court on Saturday, where a judge ruled he be kept in custody for three days to help police with inquiries.He was already being held in police custody with a 42-year-old in connection with the discovery of arms and explosives in Paphos last week.According to police, he was re-arrested because they have evidence against him that he was involved in an attempt to destroy property on October 27.The two men were originally arrested when there was evidence given against them in connection to an arms cache that was found in an abandoned house in the Paphos district in July 2011.The 82-year-old has also been linked to the discovery, again in Paphos, of a home made explosive device in June 2014 in an open area of Paphos underneath some old tiles. It was ready to explode and was detonated by members of the explosives squad.Nicosia and Paphos CID are investigating the cases.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Transport ministry signs agreement to improve bus system

first_imgThe transport ministry on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the municipalities in the Larnaca district for the creation of modern bus stops and shelters and the upgrading of other public transport infrastructure.“We have undertaken and are in the process of implementing significant and far-reaching actions to upgrade public transport islandwide,” Transport Minister Vasiliki Anastasiadou said at the signing ceremony in Larnaca.The same agreements have been signed with municipalities in the Nicosia and Limassol districts.“This memorandum opens the way for structured cooperation between the two parties to create an investment plan and to implement the much-needed modern public transport infrastructure in the municipalities and communities of Larnaca,” Anastasiadou said.The ministry, she added, has almost completed the design for the standardised bus stops and shelters and is preparing a tender notice for construction. The recording of the locations of all bus stops and shelters has already been completed and in 2018 alone some 73 new bus stops were created in 33 communities across the island, the minister said.“This Memorandum of Understanding is a model for long-term cooperation and we expect more to be signed soon with other local authorities.The communities represented at the signing on Monday were Larnaca, Athienou, Livadhia, Aradippou, Dromolaxia-Meneu Delikipos, Kalavasos, Kition, Kornos, Mazotos, Maroni, Menoyia, Xylotymbos, Xylophagou  Ormidhia, Oroklini, Pervolia, Pyla, Pyrgos, and Choirokoitia.  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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