Russell Simmons is to host a reception on race in America featuring the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) at his new Beverly Hills home next week.The Center for Social Inclusion works to unite public policy research and grassroots advocacy to transform structural inequity and exclusion into structural fairness and inclusion. They work with community groups and national organizations to develop policy ideas, foster effective leadership, and develop communications tools for an opportunity-rich world in which we all will thrive.WHO: Russell Simmons, business leader and philanthropist, and the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). Celebrities, political leaders, advocates and other dignitaries will be in attendance.WHAT: Cocktail reception at the new Beverly Hills home of Russell Simmons supporting the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). Maya Wiley, President of CSI, will lead a critical conversation about race in America, with emphasis on why we need to talk about race and how we can talk about it effectively. The evening will celebrate the work of Maya and the Center for Social Inclusion.WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
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LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Q: Why were you drawn to write a premise about a shape-shifter?A: I actually don’t have a clear answer to that. The story came to me somewhat organically and seemed like a fresh take on a monster that isn’t shown in film as often as it could. I was also in the mindset I would originally be making this film on next to no budget, on weekends, and it was partially practical to be able to make it as a series of short films where the cast would change in each shooting block. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement The Canadian thriller Lifechanger is certainly not the first film to explore the fictional world of the shape-shifter — a being with the ability to change their physical form from one body to another. In truth, it’s not even the first Canadian movie to take on the mythical concept (look up the campy 2004 teen comedy-horror Decoys).But filmmaker Justin McConnell’s most recent take has a unique angle on the phenomenon presenting his protagonist with a particular predicament. As the shape-shifting demon moves through his series of victims and adopts their appearance, he seeks reparation from a lost love – a woman who can no longer recognize him in each changed form.McConnell took time out ahead of the film’s release on Friday, Dec. 28 at The Globe Cinema to reflect on a few body-swapping film favourites and discuss the art of the shape-shifter in cinematic history. Twitter Facebook
Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,196.04, up 113.73 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up $1.04, or 10.4 per cent, to $11.02 on 61.3 million shares.RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Up 2.5 cents, or 6.25 per cent, to 42.5 cents on 18.2 million shares.Coro Mining Corp. Rights. (TSX:COP.RT). Metals. Down half of a cent, or 50 per cent, to a half a cent on 16.7 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up $1.28, or 6.56 per cent, to $20.80 on 12.3 million shares.HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Up 47 cents, or 5.69 per cent, to $8.73 on 7.1 million shares.Cronos Group Inc. (TSX:CRON). Health care. Up $1.74, or 13.2 per cent, to $14.94 on 7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) Up $1.04 or 10.4 per cent to $11.02 on 61.3 million shares. The cannabis company says it has not signed a deal with respect to any partnership with a drink company. In a report based on anonymous sources, BNN Bloomberg reported Monday that Aurora was in serious talks with the Coca-Cola Company. The marijuana company says it does engage in exploratory talks with industry participants from time to time, but there is no agreement or arrangement to announce.Transat AT. (TSX:TRZ). Industrial. Up 27 cents, or 3.35 per cent, to $8.32. The tour company announced it would give a $100,000 annual donation over five years to the Montreal Le Devoir to help fund its international news coverage. The funds will be used to defray the fixed costs involved in producing original, value-added international news, notably travel, accommodation and logistical expenses incurred by reporters. Le Devoir will continue to pay salaries and commissions.Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS). Consumer discretionary. Down 29 cents, or 1.37 per cent to $20.81. The auto paint and parts company announced it is reviewing its strategic alternatives, its chief executive has left the company and it lowered it 2018 sales and earnings forecasts. The Quebec-based company says Henry Buckley has left as president and CEO effective immediately after three years at the helm, with chairman Andre Courville taking over as interim CEO.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – A federal appeals panel seems poised to reinstate a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times after hearing oral arguments Friday.A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan found it unusual that a judge tossed the lawsuit last year after hearing testimony from a single witness.The onetime Republican vice-presidential nominee sued over an editorial titled “America’s Lethal Politics.” The editorial was published in June 2017 after a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers in Virginia, wounding U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise.The Times’ editorial was corrected twice when readers complained that it appeared to blame a political action committee belonging to Palin for “political incitement” after it distributed a map depicting Democratic lawmakers beneath crosshairs before the 2011 shooting of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords in Arizona.The editorial originally was published online late in the evening. The newspaper issued corrections online the next morning and in print editions the day after that to remove those references and note the map showed electoral districts, not people, in crosshairs.U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff tossed out the lawsuit last year after conducting a hearing in which he heard testimony from James Bennet, the Times’ editorial page editor. Bennet said he thought the editorial was accurate when he approved its publication but later learned otherwise.Circuit Judge Denny Chin said he agreed that the hearing was unusual.District Judge John F. Keenan, assigned temporarily to the appeals court, said it was “tremendously unusual to have a hearing like this.”Circuit Judge John M. Walker Jr. said Rakoff heard the testimony of the editorial page editor of the Times and “then he decides the position of The New York Times is more plausible than the other side.”The appeals panel did not immediately rule.
CALGARY — Jim Shaw, the former chief executive of Shaw Communications Inc., has died following a brief illness.He was 60.The Calgary-based telecommunications company says in a statement that Shaw, who was vice-chairman of the board, passed away peacefully on Wednesday.He joined Shaw in 1982, working as a construction worker and cable installer, and later served as the company’s second CEO from 1998 to 2010.Shaw Communications says during his tenure as CEO the company’s revenue grew from $646 million in 1998 to $3.7 billion in 2010.Current CEO Brad Shaw says that he not only lost a brother, but a great friend and mentor. “As a family, our hearts are heavy with sadness,” Shaw said.“Our lives will not be as complete without hearing Jim’s laughter or getting the benefit of his counsel or his insight.”Edward Rogers, chairman of Rogers Communications Inc., said he was saddened to hear about Shaw’s death and extended his condolences.“Jim was a brilliant man and a fierce competitor,” Rogers said in a statement.“He was a confident entrepreneur who had a transformative and lasting impact on the Canadian cable landscape. He will surely be missed.”
Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 19, 2013 3:43 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,442.60 down 15.46 points):Coastal Energy Company (TSX:CEN). Oil and gas. Up $4.03, or 27.21 per cent, at $18.84 on 28.54 million shares. Compania Espanola de Petroleos SA, the Abu Dhabi-owned oil refiner, has agreed to buy Coastal Energy for $2.3 billion, including the assumption of $51 million of net debt.Patheon Inc. (TSX:PTI). Pharmaceutical services. Up $3.81, or 64.14 per cent, at $9.75 on 6.13 million shares. Dutch chemicals maker Royal DSM NV and private equity firm JLL are teaming up to buy Canada’s Patheon for $195 million.Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX:TRQ). Miner. Up 28 cents, or 6.60 per cent, at $4.52 on 6.08 million shares. The metals and mining sector shed 0.53 per cent to 772.65 points.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Up three cents, or 0.65 per cent, at $4.68 on 4.88 million shares. Iraqi Airways has signed a letter of intent to acquire five CS300 jetliners, which includes options on 11 additional CS300 aircraft, which could raise the deal’s total list value to US$1.26 billion.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Up 12 cents, or 0.60 per cent, at $19.98 on 4.56 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (923.47 up 1.68 points):WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSXV:WZR). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 3.33 per cent, at 93 cents on 4.09 million shares.VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd. (TSXV:VPT). Medical equipment. Up 1.5 cents, or 60 per cent, at four cents on 2.78 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC). Retailer. Up $1.07, or 6.37 per cent, at $17.87 on 1.08 million shares. The struggling retailer will pay its shareholders an extraordinary dividend of $5 per share on Dec. 6 — an amount equal to about 30 per cent of the company’s recent stock price. Sears posted a huge third-quarter net loss compared with year ago due to severance and restructuring costs. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson (34) attempts a layup during the second half of the game against Minnesota. Ohio State won 79-59. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State knows it has work to do after its two-point win against Bucknell on Saturday. After allowing the Bison to make 40 percent of its 3-point attempts, turning the ball over 13 times while giving up 11 points off turnovers and allowing nine fastbreak points, head coach Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes are moving forward, learning what they can from each game as the season continues. Holtmann said his team has a growth mindset after each game Ohio State plays, judging success by each possession and learning from the possessions that did not go in favor of his team. “Thank God it happened after a win, but if you can really appreciate that experience and learn from it, then it will be well worth while,” Holtmann said. “That’s why you schedule games like that because they really challenge us in a lot of areas.” This is the same mindset the players have as Ohio State moves forward to take on Youngstown State on Tuesday. “It didn’t hurt us in the loss column, but we have to be smart enough and focused enough to know that just because one game didn’t affect us, it can happen any other time,” senior guard C.J. Jackson said. Projected Starters No. 15 Ohio State (9-1, 2-0 Big Ten)G — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 15.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.4 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 8.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.3 apgF — Kyle Young — Sophomore, 7.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.1 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 7.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.6 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 14.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.3 apgYoungstown State (4-8)G — Garrett Covington — Sophomore, 12.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.4 apgG — Darius Quisenberry — Freshman, 9.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.6 apgG —Devin Morgan — Junior, 9.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.9 apgF — Naz Bohannon — Sophomore, 6.6 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 3.6 apgF — Olamide Pederson — Freshman, 4.3 ppg, 4 rpg, 0.2 apgComing off a season in which the team had a record of 8-24, winning six of 18 games in Horizon League play, Youngstown State had nowhere to go but up heading into the 2018-19 season. Through 12 games, the Penguins have shown slight improvements from last season, averaging 78.1 points per game, shooting 41.6 percent from the field with 42.3 rebounds per game.Youngstown State, the No. 322 team in the country according to KenPom, has lost four of its past five games, but won its last time out, defeating Binghamton 58-48 on Saturday. In his second season as the head coach at Youngstown State, Jerrod Calhoun has developed a fluid lineup, with eight players on his roster that have started at least one game for the Penguins this season. Holtmann described the Penguins as deep, utilizing different weapons to establish explosive offensive outputs. The offense is led by sophomore guard Garrett Covington, who leads the team in scoring, averaging 12.8 points per game and shooting 46 percent from the field. He is also a threat defensively, leading the team with 22 steals, 12 more than any other player on the roster. Despite not being the biggest player on the roster, 6-foot-6 and 230-pound sophomore forward Naz Bohannon has been the main leader on the boards for the Penguins, averaging 9.8 rebounds per game, 4.4 of which are offensive boards. Youngstown State, on the season, has won the battle on the glass, averaging 42.3 rebounds per game, 4.5 more than their average opponent this season. Unlike Bucknell, 3-point shooting has not been the main source of offense for Youngstown State, who, as a team, is making 31.1 percent of its attempts from deep. Off the bench, junior guard Kendale Hampton has been the team’s biggest deep threat, making 27-of-65 3-point attempts and averaging 9.5 points per game, third-best on the team. Defense has been the biggest problem for the Penguins this season. The team allows an average of 82.2 points per game, with opponents shooting 46.3 percent from the field this season. Youngstown State has allowed opponents to score more than 100 points three times through its first 12 games.Ohio State takes on Youngstown State at the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Speaking in Dandenong, in Melbourne’s south east, last week, Victorian Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Nick Wakeling, announced new measures implemented by the Napthine government aimed at rejuvenating economic and employment growth, by investing in training systems for the unemployed.“The Napthine government is investing a record $1.2 billion a year in vocational education and training, up almost 50 per cent from Labor’s last budget in 2010,” Mr Wakeling said.Two new training centres launched by the government – the South Eastern Workforce Development Centre in Dandenong and the North Western Workforce Development Centre in Broadmeadows – seek to boost re-employment opportunities, with services aimed at assisting workers re-enter the workforce. “The two centres were funded through a $30 million package to support workers in the automotive and supply chain sector, outlined in the 2014-15 Victorian State Budget.”Mr Wakeling said the South Eastern centre would help the region’s local market, which houses a majority of the state’s automotive supply chain.“About 60 per cent of Victoria’s automotive supply chain companies are located in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs, and this centre will offer significant support for workers to transition into new jobs within growing areas of the economy.”The measures will particularly target manufacturing employees from Ford, Holden and Toyota – whose local factories are set to close by the end of 2017, due to corporate restructuring.Services at the centres include career information, training and re-skilling support, and workshops and referrals to other support services, such as financial and employment skills counselling.In his address, Mr Wakeling did not shy away from criticising the previous Labor government. “We have worked hard to fix Labor’s bungled reforms of the training sector by ensuring that training funding is directed into areas of value to the economy.“In Victoria our industry participation has ensured 72 per cent of training is now in areas of skills shortage and employment growth – more than ever before,” Mr Wakeling said.According to the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation, approximately 287,900 Victorians are employed in manufacturing, which equates to around 10 per cent of the state’s workforce. On the back of those figures, the government is implementing a $58 million manufacturing project to boost the sector, which contributes $25.6 billion to the Victorian economy. Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) national secretary Mike Nicolaides welcomed any measures that assist workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, but warned the government has missed a “fundamental point”.“Wouldn’t it be better to have a policy which supports a viable manufacturing industry? For example, why wouldn’t we build the next generation of our railway rolling stock in Victoria? Why instead does the government seem intent to off-shore this work to Asia?” Mr Nicolaides said.“The Napthine government refers to ‘economic restructuring’ as if it’s a natural event, like leaves falling in autumn. In doing so, the government is seeking to absolve itself of responsibility.”He said that the state government should be more involved in shaping the industry, to assist with re-generating and providing jobs – but added that governance at both the state and federal levels were failing in that respect.The centres officially opened on September 19. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
The recent development regarding the Macedonian issue could not leave the Pan-Macedonian Association of New South Wales unaffected. The organisation, which represents the Macedonian Hellenic community of the state, has called two meetings recently, with the participation of delegates from all member associations, in order to plan out a course of action in defence of the Hellenic identity and heritage of Macedonia. Favouring a “united approach, with a single show of support” as being the correct course of action, the participants decided, as a first step, to draft an open letter to ghe Hellenic Government, signed by the Presidents of the community associations with their seals. “The protection of Macedonia’s Hellenic identity and heritage, and the defence of the territorial integrity of the Hellenic Republic are the concern of every Hellene,” reads the statement, “be they from Macedonia, Thrace, the Aegean Islands, Crete or Athens.” The meetings were attended by delegates from all participating associations, most notably: Imathias Association “Vermion”; Greek Macedonian Brotherhood of Florina “Amyntas III”; Chalkidiki Brotherhood “Aristotellis”; Kozani prefecture “O Lazanis”; Pella Prefecture Philanthropic Association Edessa; Macedonian Brotherhood of Newcastle and District Pavlos Melas; Pan Macedonian Brotherhood “Alexander the Great”; Pontian Benevolent Brotherhood “Pontoxeniteas”; Pan Pontian United “The Virgin Soumela”; Kilkis Brotherhood Prefecture; Serres Society “Pan Serraikos”; Greek Macedonian Brotherhood of Wollongong Captain Kottas; Thessaloniki and environs Association “Ayios Demetrios”. Also in attendance were the President of the Federation of Pontian Associations, Peter Papoulidis and the Australian Hellenic Educators’ Association President Dr Panayiotis Diamadis, among others. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 18, 2017 – Providenciales – The conch closed season came into effect over the weekend, but this closed season to my delight and many others does not affect local consumption of the delicious mollusk. The DECR reminded in mid-June that the closed season for the export of conch would run from July 15 to October 14 and that means that no conch meat and conch products can sold or taken out of the country but there is a small exception.If you happen to want to take a conch shell out as a souvenir, then you can do so but it has to be within seven inches and if there are four conch shells or more that you want to export, then you must get a permit from the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources. The DECR asks hotels to educate their guests about this closed conch season.#MagneticMediaNews#conchseasonclosed Related Items:#conchseasonclosed, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Serra High’s Club Elevated on Social Host Ordinance Posted: June 7, 2019 Updated: 11:38 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Students from Club Elevated at Serra High School joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the Social Host Ordinance.The law was passed in 2003 to law to help prevent underage drinking and drug use. The Law holds party hosts responsible for preventing underage drinking and drug use and includes $100 minimum fine, host can also could be billed for police services.For more information click here. KUSI Newsroom, June 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of November 25, 2018.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, November 26Chicken Patty or Spicy Chicken Patty on a Wholewheat Roll; Corn Nibblets; Mixed FruitTuesday, November 27Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Veggieburger on a Wholewheat Roll; Oven Fries; Orange WedgesWednesday, November 28Chipotle Seasoned Chicken or Beef Burritos; Shredded Cheese; Lettuce & Tomato; Guacamole; Pico De Gallo; Brown Rice; Black Bean Salsa; Fresh FruitThursday, November 29High School — Assorted Wholegrain Paninis; Reduced Fat Doritos; 3 Bean Salad; Fresh Fruit; Middle School — Early ReleaseFriday, November 30Individual Wholegrain Pizza with Assorted Toppings OR Fishsticks, French Fires & Wholewheat Roll; Caesar Salad; StrawberriesLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, November 26Chicken Patty on a Wholewheat Roll; Corn Nibblets; Mixed FruitTuesday, November 27Hamburger or Cheeseburger on a Wholewheat Roll; Oven Fries; Orange WedgesWednesday, November 28Tostitos Ultimate Nachos; Seasoned Meat; Cheese Sauce; Lettuce & Tomato; Refried Beans; Salsa; Brown Rice; Fresh FruitThursday, November 29Wholewheat Toasted Cheese; Emoji Fries; (Chicken Noodle Soup @ North & West); 100% Frozen Juice CupFriday, November 30Individual Wholegrain Pizza; Caesar Salad; StrawberriesLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, November 26Chicken Patty on a Wholewheat Roll; Corn Nibblets; Mixed FruitTuesday, November 27Hamburger or Cheeseburger on a Wholewheat Roll; Oven Fries; Orange WedgesWednesday, November 28Tostitos Ultimate Nachos; Seasoned Meat; Cheese Sauce; Lettuce & Tomato; Refried Beans; Salsa; Brown Rice; Fresh FruitThursday, November 29Wholewheat Toasted Cheese; Emoji Fries; 100% Frozen Juice CupFriday, November 30Individual Wholegrain Pizza; Caesar Salad; StrawberriesLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”
Earlier in March, 1.2 million pounds of Tanner crab were caught in the Southeast’s commercial fishery, the biggest haul in over a decade. But in the Bering Straits region the winter season for Red King Crabs has been abysmal.Download Audio
The United States Secretary of Defense says Alaska is geographically important to meet growing threats in the Pacific Theatre.Download AudioSec. Ash Carter stopped in Fairbanks on Friday on his way to Korea for security meetings. In Fairbanks he met with personnel from Eielson Air Force Base and Ft. Wainwright. Sec. Carter says funding cuts would likely reduce the level of armed forces stationed in Alaska.In his brief address and meeting with select service members of Ft. Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base Friday, Ash Carter thanked them for their service, told them their work was important to the country and emphasized the strategic importance Alaska plays in global peace-keeping.He then took questions from the audience. One service member wanted to know if Alaska was strategically critical why were Army units being cut. Carter partly blamed funding gridlock in Washington but also acknowledged priorities were shifting away from counterinsurgency wars, called COIN.“Those of you in the Army know that the Army is reducing its size. A lot of that reduction has to do with the end of the COIN wars. The Army has decided it’s better, strategically, to use its funding elsewhere.”What Carter didn’t seem as prepared to address were questions from service members about sexual assault and suicide. He told those gathered sexual assault was fundamentally against the military’s code of honor and would not be tolerated. While acknowledging the rising number of suicides in the armed forces was disturbing, Carter broadened the context to include American culture as a whole.“I would be proud if we figured out suicide in a way that was not only helpful to our own members who are having that problem, but to society as a whole.”Carter says he admired the military’s ability to take on problems once they were identified.The Defense Secretary was onto meetings in South Korea where among other topics he would take up China’s growing military presence in the South China Sea.
Bumro song video from NotebookYouTube ScreenshotBringing back the Kashmiri flavour and adding a distinct innocent charm, ‘Bumro’ from Notebook is all things sweet.The video makes you weak in knees with the adorable innocence and playful equation between Zaheer Iqbal and the kids. Rebuilding the school located amidst the lake, ‘Bumro’ has the actors shaking a leg on the peppy number.As the film is set in Kashmir, the makers couldn’t resist to include the popular Bumro song. Featuring the kids along with Zaheer Iqbal with a hook step in the song. After Nai Lagda and Laila, Bumro is the third song from the film.Notebook takes the audience on a romantic journey back in time against the backdrop of Kashmir, raising the question, can you fall in love with someone you never met?The glimpses of the trailer which showcases Kabir talking about his love for Firdaus has already taken the internet by storm with its unconventional love story dated back to 2007.Notebook has been shot in the exquisite valleys of Kashmir bringing the authentic love story of two lovers Firdaus and Kabir, along with a strong support cast with the child artists, who play a vital role on the story.Helmed by Nitin Kakkar, Notebook is presented by Salman Khan Films and is a Cine1 Studios Production. It is produced by Salma Khan, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde and is all set to hit the screens on 29th March 2019.
The logo of India’s largest online marketplace Flipkart is seen on a building in Bengaluru, India, April 22, 2015.Reuters fileOnline marketplace Flipkart’s valuation come down sharply to about $10 billion from the earlier $15 billion in its rumoured, latest round of funding that could see the company raise up to $1.5 billion. Flipkart is reportedly holding talks with a clutch of investors including Microsoft, Google, PayPal and Tencent, according to the Mint.Read: VC-backed funding to Indian fintech companies fell sharply in 2016, says CB InsightsThe e-commerce portal has raised $3.2 billion till date, including a fund infusion of $700 million from existing investors Tiger Global Management, Qatar Investment Authority and others in 2015, valuing Flipkart at $15 billion.If the reported latest round of funding fructifies, it will be the first under the new CEO, Kalyan Krishnamurthy, who joined the company in June last year and was elevated to the top position in January this year, replacing Binny Bansal who moved to the group CEO role.There are about 15 institutional investors who have stake in Flikpart including HDFC Bank, Accel Partners, Morgan Stanley, Naspers, Tiger Global Management, Qatar Investment Authority, IDG Ventures, DST Global and Vulcan Capital, according to Tracxn that provides information for startups in venture capital, private equity, and corporate development.The e-commerce company is also planning to reduce office space in Bengaluru by almost half from the 2 million square feet it had planned to take on rent in 2015.”We are in discussions with Flipkart on the overall space reduction, which, if agreed, can be a win win scenario given the current market scenario and the very low space availability in the market,” the Hindustan Times quoted Mike Holland, CEO of Embassy Office Parks, as saying. Flipkart has two subsidiaries, Myntra and Jabong and competes with Amazon and Snapdeal.
I’ve learned the hard way that building a business from scratch requires scrappiness and strategy in equal measure.Related: 11 Killer Free Tools to Launch and Build Your StartupWhile you’re building a solid team to help support you, you’re also in the process of getting your business off the ground. And that process is rife with setbacks and rejections.You may often feel that the only way to make money on your venture is to invest every dollar you’ve got to your name into external agencies and consultants to ensure that your go-to-market strategy is seamless. While working with outside help has its merits, I’ll be the first to tell you that alternately doing it yourself (DIY) to launch brand-building initiatives is both possible and effective.So, don’t spend all your resources on expensive consultants: Below, I’ve listed the tools I wish I’d known about when I began my own entrepreneurial career. While some aren’t free, they do empower you to manage your foundational business practices in-house without throwing all of your marketing budget to third-party boutiques or large, enterprise agencies.Without further ado, here are those eight tools:Deluxe’s Free Logo MakerPromoting a recognizable, identifiable logo is important, but it can cost a lot of money to have one custom designed. Rather than hiring a designer, use Delux’s free logo maker, which is absolutely free until you finalize the logo you want.Related: 15 Tech Tools Startups Can’t Do Without in 2016You simply browse the industry-specific templates, choose the one that’s best for you, customize it, then check out and pay an affordable, one-time fee. No paying for drafts, no paying for revisions. You design it exactly how you want it, and then you’re good to go.ThemeforestDesigning an attractive, functional website is more important than ever in today’s internet-focused society. Web designers can be expensive, though, and may not be in your budget at this point. Luckily, there’s Themeforest. Themeforest has a wide selection of stunning WordPress themes you can choose from and purchase for your site.You just choose the one you want, import the demo content, customize your site with your info and you’re done. I know, it sounds easier said than done, but there are endless tutorials online to help.LeadCrunchTo market effectively, one of the most important things to know and understand is your target audience. You could always hire somebody to make an educated guess on the best and most effective ways to reach your target audience, or you could use LeadCrunch’s Predictive Outreach, a platform which uses artificial intelligence to help you create, define and engage with “look-alike” audiences.It then helps you market more effectively, giving you a better return on investment. The platform enables you to implement and run smarter demand generation campaigns to ensure that your new venture’s messaging reaches the right audience. Famous IndustriesSocial media is one of the most important tools for a business these days, to communicate, notify and interact. Social media makes business more personal and lets you create a community around your brand.Along the way, it’s important to post attractive, high-quality posts that lead to attractive, high-quality landing pages, and Famous Industries makes that possible. Its platform lets you replace landing pages with its engaging and effective Instant Apps, which are proven to increase engagement and drive conversions.DeskWhen you’re just getting started, you’ll probably find yourself too busy to handle all customer support on your own, but it may not be worth bringing on a full-time employee to handle it either. That’s where Desk comes in. For an affordable monthly fee, you can get all-in-one customer service support for your business to make sure your customers are taken care of, but for a fraction of the cost of bringing someone on.Bold360 aiA good portion of customer support is devoted to answering the same few questions over and over or guiding different customers through the same process. Since so much of this can be handled easily, why not give the job to a bot? Bold360 is a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to respond to customers, walk them through processes and help them with their needs.You can use Bold360 to provide your customers with 24/7 support and reserve your top-notch customer service reps for handling the more technical stuff.GustoRight off the bat, you’re going to need accounting and payroll services, but hiring professionals to handle these tasks may not be in your budget right away. Gusto is a great service you can use to cover the majority of your HR functions and assist with accounting. It handles everything from payroll to benefits and more, for a fee that is much more budget-friendly than the cost of hiring an entire staff right away.Startup StashAs you get going, you may find yourself in need of other resources that aren’t on this list or that you didn’t think you’d need. That’s where Startup Stash comes in. It’s a curated directory of resources and tools designed specifically to help you build your company and get it off the ground. You can browse the different categories, from idea generation to sales, and everything in between, to find tools that will help you with what you need.Related: 7 Essential Tools Every Startup Can AffordWhat other tools are you using to help you get off the ground? Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 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WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Last Sunday, Hamilton Preparatory School suffered the loss of a beloved teacher, Elzette Zietsman, after a long and brave struggle with cancer.Elzette joined the school in 2011 and was class teacher to the Grade Rs and HOD of the pre-primary school.In her career, Elzette taught all classes from matric down, in rural and city schools, and even once in a technical school, but said that she found her home with the “littlies” that she loved.Despite battling cancer for the last six years, Elzette rarely missed a day of school, having her chemo treatment on a Friday and being back in the classroom on Monday.Not wanting to leave the children too soon, Elzette taught until the end of July before spending a very short time with family before succumbing to her illness.A Ladysmith Gazette journalist remembers Mrs Zietsman as a friendly woman who was always willing to talk about any issues when she was asked to give her views in a ‘vox pop’. No matter how she felt or looked, she was always willing to help others. She is survived by her husband and daughter, and will be sorely missed.A tree has been planted in Elzette’s memory by the pupils she taught over the years.A memorial service will be held at the Hamilton School Hall in Residency Road today (August 12) at 3pmOur deepest condolences go out to Mrs Zietsman’s family. May her soul rest in peaceClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!
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