Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the Centre of not carrying out dredging in Farakka and other barrages for a long time, thereby causing food crisis in various parts of the state during heavy rains.While speaking in the Assembly, Banerjee said the Centre has not taken any positive steps in this regard, despite repeated pleas by the Bengal government. “There has been no dredging work in Farakka for years, as a result of which the water holding capacity of the barrage is getting reduced,” she said and blamed the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for not undertaking dredging work in various dams and barrages. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe Chief Minister also pointed out that Jharkhand and Bihar governments discharge a huge amount of water during monsoon, as a result of which a vast portion of the state gets flooded. The matter has been raised with both the Bihar and Jharkhand governments, but no steps have been taken in this regard, Banerjee alleged. She also said that river Atrai has been drying up after the Bangladesh government set up a dam on it and criticised the role of the Centre in not taking up the issue with Bangladesh. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”It is a bilateral issue. We have taken up the matter with the Prime Minister and External Affairs minister a number of times in this regard. Because of the dam, people from South Dinajpur district are suffering. However, the Centre has not taken up the issue despite our repeated requests,” Banerjee told the House, in response to an opposition MLA’s question in this regard. The Atrai river flows from Siliguri into Bangladesh, before flowing back into South Dinajpur. It may be mentioned here that the nearly 400 km long river has been a source of livelihood to thousands of fishermen and farmers in the region. Its flow has been affected severely by the dam in Bangladesh. Following the construction, the riverbed had started going dry in summer. The Chief Minister also said that various stretches in North Bengal also get flooded as Bhutan discharges water along the Sankosh River. “We are suffering only because a huge amount of water gets discharged from outside. Jharkhand and Bihar do not take any steps despite our requests to release water in lesser volume,” Banerjee added.
MILAN – Designers have made plays big and small for the loyalty of younger admirers at Milan Fashion Week.They have reached out with Instagram-savvy supermodels like Gigi Hadid, styles that incorporate more elements of street-wear and ever-evolving technology, as highlighted with Dolce & Gabbana’s clever use of drones during their womenswear show.Some highlights from the fifth day of Milan Fashion Week womenswear previews for next fall and winter Sunday:___TOMMY AND GIGI END THEIR ROAD SHOWTommy Hilfiger took his international road show to Milan, previewing his latest see-now, buy-now collection headlined by Gigi Hadid.The U.S. brand invited 1,000 loyal Milan customers to the city’s fairgrounds for the show, with the possibility to buy the exclusive wears even before they walked down the runway. Francesca Ottavia Battaglia, a long time consumer of Hilfiger’s apparel, came with her sister and bought a 129 euro ($158) sweatshirt “also to have a memento from the show.”She says she buys a whole range of apparel from the brand — jeans, shoes and even suits for her job as a financial advisor. “Tommy manages to give that extravagance, that detail, even in classic styles, that makes it clear it is not the usual suit,” she said.The TommyNow Drive collection designed with Hadid was inspired by racing and with many 1990s influences featured bright primary colours that played well off of each other on the runway.Hadid — who also has a Hilfiger-clad Barbie doll in her image — opened the show with a pair of blue and black leather racing leggings (499 euros) and a Hilfiger bandeau top, and closed in a long diaphanous layered maxidress with racing logo prints (530 euros).It was the fourth collection that Hadid designed with the Hilfiger team, with the first three showing in Los Angeles, New York and London.“It is a bit emotional but it is so exciting,” Hadid said backstage. She said she learned with each season how to better execute her ideas, adding, “I feel like this collection is one that I really feel that I learned the most with.”Hadid closed the show taking one last lap with Hilfiger — who said that while their TommyXGigi collaboration was ending that they would “always be close. We’ll always be family and friends.” And he held out the possibility of another collaboration in the future.____DOLCE & GABBANA DRONE DEVOTIONThe fashion crowd was mystified and then miffed when the Dolce & Gabbana show was delayed by repeated announcements that all Wi-Fi connections needed to be turned off and then the announcer calling out the scofflaws. Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour got out of her seat to investigate. There were catcalls.Then, 45 minutes after the scheduled start time, relief at the sound of opening music turned quickly to awe as the doors of the mocked-up church facade opened and out flew a series of drones. Each carried one of the fashion house’s quilted leather handbags of the season, named Devotion and featuring a heart-shaped closure.While the designing duo of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana again showed their mastery of marketing, the collection that followed made clear they would have sent the bags down the runway with flying cherubs, if only they could figure out how.___FASHION SINNERSDolce & Gabbana have often played with church iconography. Now, they have come out and openly said what many had long suspected by opening their show with a look emblazoned “Fashion Sinner.”The audacious collection kept smartphones snapping during a parade that included pink cotton candy wigs, headbands topped with purses, hoods with zebra manes, angel wings on an ornate jacket and cherubs perched on eyewear.The looks were fun and varied, from sequin encrusted jerseys and athletic-striped trousers proclaiming “Fashion Devotion,” to a co-ordinated zebra-striped jacket, leggings and shoes, to pretty chiffon dresses in florals and lingerie-inspired dresses.There were angelic looks, too: sequined dresses with cherubs and mini-skirts with detailing that might as well have been taken from church ceilings, worn with bejeweled cross necklaces.“Love is Love,” and “Fashion is Beauty” were among the other messages displayed on looks with generous helpings of sequins and crystals.Dolce & Gabbana had a (not-so) secret show on Saturday night at their downtown party spot, featuring models and millennials in every manner of crystal-covered evening dress and playsuit. Models for the “Secrets & Diamonds” show included real life royalty, Lady Kitty Spencer, a cousin of Princes William and Harry.____EMPORIO ARMANI MIXES DAY AND NIGHTGiorgio Armani said he was inspired by what he sees on the streets to mix night and day looks in his ultra-feminine Emporio Armani collection for next fall and winter.“Today everything gets mixed in absolute freedom,” the stylist said after the show. “Young people today dress in contradictions. They go to clubs in their brother’s sweatshirts and to the office in chiffon.”Armani captured that spirit with mini-skirts worn with cowboy boots, jackets with curved hemlines worn over a jumpsuit, fuzzy long coats over short-shorts and knitted cardigan jackets with athletic striped trousers. The colour palette ranged from Kelly greens to soft blue, anchored by black.The collection also reinvented the Emporio Armani logo as a simple EA heat-stamped on suede purses, as dangling crystal amulets on jackets and subtly emblazoned on dresses.With antagonism between the sexes receiving so much attention, the Emporio Armani collection put a refreshing eye on friendship between men and women. The designer grouped a female model in a fuzzy EA sweater with a pair of male models in layers of knitwear, the trio dressed for a relaxed day out.“I like this story,” Armani said.____MARNI’S HARMONY OF CONTRASTSFrancesco Risso’s Marni collection for next season turned on bold colours and prints and intended to evoke a feel, according to the show notes, that is “basic, raw, immediate.”“They are women who scream colours and take the vital message into the streets,” the designer said.The collection opened with shiny belted trenches of treated leather or plastic that had unfinished threads left trailing. Sweater dresses clung and bunched seductively on the frame, a contrast to the oversized layering of tunic, vest and wide-legged trousers all in bright greens, purples or red.Silken dresses were composed of panels of complementary fabrics and prints, united by a big, bent brass button. Knit hoods peeked out of tailored jackets with feline eye prints, reminiscent of a spookier version of the Cheshire cat.There was a suggestion of recycling in the ponchos formed from blankets and sweaters sewn together with seams inside out — an idea reinforced by the piles of newspapers and used clothes that became the show room seating.Big gold and silver moon earrings or long trailing feathers finished the looks. Shoes included closed-toed sandals on wavy rubber wedges. Surprisingly, there was none of the brand’s trademark fur.
RCMP say bike helmets are designed to absorb energy from an impact, protecting the skull and brain from injury. Going over the rules of the road with your child is an important way to kick off the bike riding season.In B.C., violation tickets can be issued to parents or guardians for permitting their children under the age of 16 to ride without a helmet.Police can also issue violation tickets to any cyclists for not wearing a helmet while cycling.The fine for children and adults is $29.00.More bike safety tips can be found at Safekids.org. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the warm weather upon us, Fort St. John RCMP would like to remind parents and children of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle.Before hopping on the bike this season, RCMP say it is a good idea to inspect your helmet to see if it properly fits and that it is in excellent condition.According to Safekids.org, properly-fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent.
Highlights at the close Wednesday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,854.77, down 50.37 pointsDow — 23,329.46, down 112.30 pointsS&P 500– 2,557.15, down 11.98 pointsNasdaq — 6,563.89, down 34.54 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 78.30 cents US, down 0.65 of a centPound — C$1.6924, up 2.84 centsEuro — C$1.5073, up 1.72 centsEuro — US$1.1803, up 0.38 of a centOil futures:US$52.18, down 29 cents(December contract)Gold futures:US$1,279.00 per oz., up 70 cents(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$22.497 oz., up 17.9 cents$723.28 kg., up $5.76
In a statement to the press following closed-door consultations, Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani of Singapore, which holds the rotating presidency of the 15-member body, said the members “emphasized the need for a peaceful solution in Somalia based on national reconciliation, and underlined the need for strong international support.”Looking to the wider geographical context, Council members “urged all regional actors to give their unequivocal commitment to the peace efforts for Somalia in good faith and to refrain from any negative actions, including those that may compromise the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Somalia,” the President said.Council members also encouraged members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to move forward with the National Reconciliation Conference in Nairobi as soon as possible. In addition, they underlined the importance of expeditiously implementing Council resolution 1407, which requested a report on the establishment of a panel of experts to improve enforcement of the sanctions against the country. On the safety of UN personnel, members of the Council “strongly condemned the kidnapping of a UNDP [UN Development Programme] official in Mogadishu and called for his immediate release.”[On 29 April, a UN spokesman had announced that Professor Mohamed Ali Aborkor, who was working for the UNDP, had been kidnapped by unknown abductors.]Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today reported that the first organized refugee return convoy from camps in Ethiopia to northwest Somalia – known as Somaliland – took place on Thursday. Many of the returnees had lived in exile for over a decade, having fled to Ethiopia during Somaliland’s war of secession in 1988, according to UNHCR. Hundreds of thousands more fled following the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in Somalia and the ensuing outbreak of civil war in 1991.The refugee agency also reported rising tensions in the northeastern Kenyan border town of Mandera, where some 3,500 Somali refugees have gathered. UNHCR has requested the deployment of more police officers to the site to ensure the safety of refugees.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Kroger’s profit beats expectations; total sales decline reflects shorter quarter by Candice Choi, The Associated Press Posted Mar 6, 2014 6:53 am MDT FILE – This June 12, 2012 file photo shows a Kroger store in Indianapolis. The Kroger Co. reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Kroger reported a better-than-expected profit for its fourth quarter Thursday as the nation’s largest supermarket operator saw a key sales figure rise.The Cincinnati-based company, which also operates Ralphs and Fry’s, has fared better than its peers in adapting to a shifting supermarket landscape that is facing intensifying competition. In particular, people are getting their groceries from a wider variety of places, including big-box retailers like Target, specialty chains like Whole Foods, drugstores and dollar stores.To keep pace, Kroger has adapted its store formats, developing both larger and smaller locations to compete in different segments of the market. It’s also trying to improve the in-store experience, whether it’s by expanding specialty food sections or shortening wait times at check-out.For the period ending Feb. 1, Kroger Co. said sales at established locations rose 4.3 per cent, excluding fuel.By comparison, Safeway last month said the figure rose 1.6 per cent in its latest quarter. Safeway, based in Pleasanton, Calif., has also said it’s in talks to put itself up for sale amid ongoing consolidation in the industry.For the quarter, Kroger said it earned $422 million, or 81 cents per share. Excluding one-time items, it earned 78 cents per share, topping the 72 cent per share Wall Street expected.A year ago, it earned $462 million, or 88 cents per share.Revenue slipped to $23.22 billion, reflecting the shorter quarter with one less week compared with last year. But the results were above the $23.15 billion analysts expected.Shares of Kroger were up 2 per cent at $44.63 in premarket trading.
West Brom’s home ground, The Hawthorns. https://the42.ie/3856082 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 34,130 Views Follow us: the42.ie Share30 Tweet Email Feb 16th 2018, 4:21 PM By Ben Blake Four West Brom players apologise after allegedly stealing a taxi in Barcelona and driving it to McDonald’s The Baggies are investigating the incident, which took place this week during a training camp in Spain. Image: Nick Potts Updated at 19.03WEST BROMWICH ALBION are looking into an alleged incident involving four of its players and the club have this evening issued a statement on behalf of the players involved.The Baggies, managed by Alan Pardew, visited Spain for a mid-winter training camp this week, where the squad enjoyed a night out in Barcelona.According to The Sun, however, police were called after the quartet drove off in an empty taxi during the early hours of the morning — reportedly visiting a McDonald’s drive-thru before leaving the car outside their five-star hotel.Catalonia police told BBC Sport that the four players were interviewed, but no arrests were made.The struggling Premier League side, who sit bottom of the table after 27 matches played, have released a statement revealing that an internal investigation has been opened.“The club can confirm that four senior players were involved in an incident during this week’s mid-winter training trip to Spain,” the statement reads.The club has instigated its own investigation into the incident and the players will be subject to the full rigours of our internal disciplinary procedures.”The Baggies subsequently issued another statement on behalf of the players in question – Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill.“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise to our team-mates, the Head Coach, the Club and especially the supporters for the events which have been the subject of widespread and negative publicity,” the statement read.“We felt it important we identify ourselves as the players involved in an incident which occurred during the training camp in Spain this week out of respect for team-mates who otherwise could be implicated by association.“We freely acknowledge and apologise for the break of curfew which we accept represented a breach of the standards of professionalism required of us as representatives of West Bromwich Albion FC.“The Club has informed us that it will now conduct its own inquiry into the incident and we will co-operate fully. 44 Comments McLeish back in Scotland hot-seat for a second spell‘Their success is fed off a failure. How can that be a fan?’: Bellerin blasts Arsenal Fan TV “In the meantime, we would like to assure our supporters that this incident does not reflect the determination and resolve we possess to do all we can to recover a difficult season.”West Brom face Southampton in the fifth round of the FA Cup at The Hawthorns tomorrow afternoon.Additional reporting by Paul FennessyThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! West Brom’s home ground, The Hawthorns. Image: Nick Potts Friday 16 Feb 2018, 8:06 PM
Les Européens, pas assez sensibles aux déchets ?Jusqu’au samedi 27 novembre se déroule la 2e édition de la Semaine européenne de la réduction des déchets, soutenue par la Commission européenne. Seize pays y participent, avec plus de 4.000 événements destinés à nous sensibiliser sur une meilleure gestion du contenu de nos poubelles.802 kilogrammes de déchets municipaux par an et par personne chez les Danois, 543 kilogrammes chez les Français, 306 kilogrammes chez les Tchèques : c’est une moyenne de 524 kilogrammes de déchets que produit chaque année un Européen. Une quantité qui a presque doublé en 30 ans. C’est pour susciter la réflexion sur nos actes d’achat et les déchets qu’ils engendrent, que la commission européenne et les associations environnementales organisent cette nouvelle édition de la Semaine européenne de la réduction des déchets.À lire aussiBruxelles entend renforcer la protection des données sur InternetConférences, jeux, ateliers… Des animations pensées surtout pour les jeunes. Soutenue par le conseil général et l’Agence de l’environnement et de maîtrise de l’énergie (Ademe), l’association Addes organise ainsi à Botmeur (Finistère) un “labyrinthe des papiers”, jeu de piste familial, et un atelier artistique à partir de matériaux de récupération, intitulé “Qu’elle est belle ma poubelle !”.Mais s’il faut promouvoir les éco-gestes de chaque consommateur au quotidien, le Centre national d’information indépendante sur les déchets (Cnidd), fait néanmoins remarquer : “le problème des déchets trouve principalement sa source dans la conception des produits et dans les modèles de distribution”.Le 22 novembre 2010 à 13:47 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 14, 2016 – Monday November 14th the world observes World Diabetes Day. This year’s theme is “Eye on Diabetes” and is as timely as any point of focus on this non communicable chronic disease. It is noted worldwide that half of the people who are living with diabetes remain untested and undiagnosed. This would mean that in any one place the number of people who have been screened and are aware of their condition represent only half of the community who are actually living with diabetes. This is a dangerous figure generally, yet when put in the context of our society it paints an even grimmer picture.Diabetes is basically of two types, namely type one and type two. Type one occurs in less than ten percent of people diagnosed and sets in early in life, often in children or teens. Type two is the more prevalent and happens during adulthood. The body either doesn’t have enough insulin produced or is unable to use it effectively. Insulin regulates our blood sugar levels and keeps our body’s internal environment at a balanced level so we function without damaging our cells.Our numbers currently show that we have diagnosed some 1506 people living with diabetes. Yet according to the calculation made before it means that we are actually looking at numbers closer to 3012. Due to the nature of diabetes which maintains either abnormally high or abnormally low blood sugar levels, there is tissue damage which takes place that changes one’s life in a very permanent way. Many who are diabetic experience partial or complete loss of vision, loss of limps, liver and even kidney damage. The longer it takes to diagnose the condition the longer we can have damage done to our bodies that may be irreversible.Our goal must be to keep an eye on diabetes by taking the steps we know that will diagnose early, help those diagnosed to treat with the condition effectively and effectively manage once a plan has been developed. For those who believe that it’s inevitable because they have had a family history of it, we urge even greater vigilance. Though there are links to hereditary factors that point to likelihood, it’s not an absolute and inevitable condition. With proper screening to detect, proper diet to keep our health in check and maintenance of exercise and good activity levels we can avoid, or stave off diabetes for a long time.Join with us as we observe world diabetes day and keep the focus on keeping our community well taken care of. Let’s live a healthier lifestyle that keeps the ability to avoid this debilitating condition or treat with it once detected early well within our grasp. Encourage family members and friends to stay vigilant and supportive as we keep an eye on diabetes.For further information on diabetes contact the clinic nearest you or your Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 3382772.
With just two out of 10 Internet users in India shopping online, it is no wonder that the country does not figure in the list of top 10 e-commerce markets in the world.This, despite the fact that India had about 200 million Internet users at the end of 2014 and apparently has the third-largest Internet user base in the world. Its ₹31,800 crore e-commerce sales in 2014 is dwarfed by China’s ₹2,557,760 crore and America’s ₹1,833,900 crore, according to a study by digital-research firm eMarketer.One of the biggest reasons is India is a late entrant to e-commerce. “If you look at Japan, China and US, e-commerce became popular as early as 2002-2003. It has taken them about 12-13 years to reach where they have reached. E-commerce really took off in India only in 2012-13. It will take India also that much time to reach there,” Rajnish, a technology expert, told Business Standard.But there are other reasons also.The study found low Internet access, slow Internet speed in places other than metropolitan cities and poor customer services as reasons behind low e-commerce penetration in India.However, the research firm expects India’s e-commerce market to see a massive growth over the next three years, with online retail sales reaching $17.5 billion (₹105,120 crore) by 2018, though it is a tall order.”E-commerce in India still has a lot of friction,” Rajnish said.”Till that is solved, it will be hard for penetration to go beyond 30%. For example, India has very low credit-card penetration and the cash-on-delivery (COD) model is why Flipkart really took off,” he added.Competition in the country’s e-commerce sector is getting fierce with the entry of new players. While US-based Amazon has already strengthened its position, China’s Alibaba plans to enter the market by August.
And now her watch has ended: Hours before the final Game of Thrones episode airs on HBO tonight, star Emilia Clarke is saying her final farewell to the character that she said has “shaped” her as a woman.A three-time Emmy nominated actor who has played Daenerys Targaryen since Game of Thrones debuted in 2011, Clarke posted an emotional tribute to the Mother of Dragons and her “magical fans” on Instagram. “Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me,” she said in the post, accompanied by photos of her with other Game of Thrones actors.“The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life,” she said. “This woman has taken up the whole of my heart. I’ve sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice. Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being. I just wish my darling dad was here now to see how far we’ve flown.”And now her watch has ended. (Photo Credit: Emilia Clarke / Instagram)Clarke has starred as the fiery Daenerys Targaryen for eight seasons (73 episodes) of the show. While many fans have not been happy with the character’s development in the last few episodes of the final season, as Dany seemingly turns into the “mad queen,” the penultimate episode of the show was watched by 18.4 million viewers, a series record.In her heartfelt tribute, Clarke also acknowledges the fans that have catapulted the fantasy series to worldwide success.“[To you], dear kind magical fans, I owe you so much thanks, for your steady gaze at what we’ve made and what I’ve done with a character that was already in the hearts of many before I slipped on the platinum wig of dreams. Without you there is no us.”Game of Thrones’ final episode airs tonight, May 19, 9 p.m. on HBO.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Post Sweet Season 8 Character Tributes on InstagramGeorge R.R. Martin Slams Claims About Finishing Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Books‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Demand HBO to Remake Season 8 in New Petition Stay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future
September 28, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Friends, family, colleagues and complete strangers all ask me on a regular basis how they can start making money in the wonderful world of apps. Everyone wants to build an app. You want to make some passive income while relaxing on the beach. Or maybe make some extra money on the side to take the stress out of your day job.The problem is, most people aren’t coders. And that, right there, is the biggest barrier to entry. But the truth is, it’s not really a barrier at all.The obvious and most tried solution is to go out and buy a bunch of books and courses aimed at teaching you, the non-coder, how to code your first app. What a novel approach.Related: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Developing an App “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”That’s what we’ve been taught all these years, right? Except for, you know, those master crafts like medicine, carpentry and even some newer ones like app development.The truth is, coding takes years to master. You can probably learn some tricks of the trade right off the bat, but to truly be able to actually build something of value will take a long time. And that means that your app will never see the light of day.Don’t believe me? Let’s look at this from a different angle.I want a bigger house. We want more kids, a better view of the open bay, a bigger yard, etc. So the best course of action is obviously to go buy the land, some wood and screws and buy a book on home building. How crazy does that sound?If I did that, I would either:Never get the house built. Ever.Get it done in 10 years — at least I’d save a bunch of money, I guess. Although, there would be a good chance that the house collapses and kills us all in our sleep.On second thought, I think I’ll opt for finding a professional to get it done right, on time and in budget.Related: A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App This is how it should be for your app too. Get a mentor, plan your app, get a freelancer to build it out at a reasonable price and get it earning money for you as soon as humanly possible.This is a time honored strategy that works. Need some proof?Yes / No Messenger is a social messaging and polling app that was created by, you guessed it, non-coders. They are entrepreneurs that hated traditional group messaging, so they found a better way of doing it and outsourced the development to make their own app.LearnVest is changing the way you think about money. Say goodbye to guessing about your retirement and using expensive financial planners — just use this app to get the plan, tools and resources you need to make better financial decisions. All started by a business school dropout.Nerdwallet helps you pick the right credit card, bank account, investment accounts and everything else financial where you have a decision. Founded by a non-techie and currently employing over 100 people in the Bay Area.And that’s not all. There are thousands upon thousands of worthy examples to prove this point: You don’t need to code your own app. Find someone that knows what they are doing, get them to help you and actually get your app built.Related: Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Freelancer Are you going to spend five years trying to build your own house, knowing that if you ever finish, it has a good chance of crashing down one day?Or are you going to hire the master that lives and breathes home construction. The one that will get it built right. Safely, on time and in budget. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Register Now »
March 28, 2013 402 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-03-28 Tory Barringer Share Guaranteed Rate Earns Top Honors Among Mortgage Companies in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing _Mortgage Executive Magazine_ named “”Guaranteed Rate””:https://www.guaranteedrate.com/ the No. 1 mortgage company in America.[IMAGE]In addition to taking the top spot on the publication’s annual list of the top 200 mortgage companies, Guaranteed Rate has more loan officers included in the top 1 percent of the industry professionals across the country and has the most number of loan officers in the top 200 than any other company, with 30 included on the list. The lender also had four originators in the top 10, including Indy Johar–the top-ranked originator in the country last year with more than $400 million in originations.Guaranteed Rate attributes its growth in the last several years to a number of factors, including a comprehensive, aggressively priced product; an efficient processing platform; automated marketing that keeps originators top-of-mind with their clients; and best-in-class technology that significantly shortens closing time.The company also boasts a 96 percent customer satisfaction rating, according to a release.””Our strategy of taking away non-selling activities from our originators so that they can focus on satisfying our borrowers has been the key to our success; and we’re very proud to be honored by _Mortgage Executive Magazine_ as the top mortgage company in America and the one with the highest performing loan officers,”” said Victor Ciardelli, president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. “”We have a great team here at Guaranteed Rate and this, coupled with our products, tools and processes, enables us to provide better service to more and more customers.””Guaranteed Rate, headquartered in Chicago, is the 10th retail mortgage lender in the United States.
If you had any doubt in your mind about the pineapple’s place in hospitality symbolism, that uncertainty would have been overcome within minutes of stepping into the Sydney Opera House’s Utzon Room for an evening with Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ President & CEO, Lindsey Ueberroth, on Tuesday 14 March.The Preferred logo was present as a sweet cocktail and a blooming fruit-and-floral centrepiece on each table. If Ueberroth and her team are seeking to make the pineapple, a symbol of hospitality dating back to the era of Christopher Columbus’ voyages, as recognisable as the Nike ‘swoosh’, they are certainly on the right track.The first-ever Preferred Hotels & Resorts media event in Australia brought Ueberroth to Sydney for the first time in 10 years, as well as Caroline Michaud, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, and Saurabh Rai, Executive Vice President, South Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia (officially the longest title in the company).From its humble beginnings as an agreement between 12 independent American hoteliers in 1968, Preferred Hotels & Resorts has grown to a hotel brand that represents 650 hotels, resorts and residences across 85 countries and a portfolio of five collections, under the ownership of the Ueberroth family.At present, the only Australian member property is the Lyall Hotel in South Yarra, Melbourne (hotelier Rowina Thomas was also graciously in attendance), although this is something Preferred is looking to change, with Ueberroth announcing “aggressive plans” four Australia. New partners will be announced in the coming months, with Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, the Gold Coast and even a special request for Hobart among the target destinations.Rather than use stars or diamonds to mark its properties (too inconsistent acrossthe world, says Ueberroth), Preferred Hotels & Resorts are delineated by collection: Legend for exceptional experiences in acclaimed properties; LVX for worldly luxury in cosmopolitan locations or destination escapes; Lifestyle for a diverse range of authentic hotel stays; Connect for uniting people with the people that matter in eclectic neighbourhoods; and Preferred Residences, combing the practicality of a residential stay with the amenities of a full-scale hotel. In addition to five collections, the group also offers 120 Preferred Pride properties and close to 300 Preferred Family Certified locations. The iPrefer loyalty programme was launched in its current format in 2016, and now has 1.8 million members. An app with American Express functionality to search, book and organise your spa treatment with the Concierge is also coming in the coming weeks, alongside iPrefer Members’ Rates.Throughout the evening, guests were shown a snapshot of #ThePreferredLife (including through the eyes of monogrammed robe-wearing Preferred Pup, @samsonthedood) and were invited to share their thoughts on what The Preferred Life means to them. Answers ranged from lazy Sundays to adventurous pursuits, with the most inventive winning stays at a host of Preferred Hotels & Resorts around the Asia-Pacific region. One of LATTE‘s contributors was among the winners, earning a two-night stay at Andara Resort & Villas in Phuket.Guests enjoyed a two-course dinner, featuring either chicken breast with shitake mushrooms or a steak fillet, and an olive oil cake with strawberries or a mango mousse.
Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter school FILE – In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Sean Combs arrives at the LA Premiere of “The Four: Battle For Stardom” at the CBS Radford Studio Center in Los Angeles. Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Oct 23, 2018 6:01 am PDT Last Updated Oct 23, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sean “Diddy” Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx.Capital Preparatory Schools has been approved to open the school in September with 160 6th- and 7th-graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over five years, according to an announcement Tuesday.The music mogul and Harlem native is a longtime education advocate. He worked closely with Capital Prep founder Steve Perry to expand the network that already has schools in Harlem and Bridgeport, Connecticut.Diddy says he knows firsthand the importance of quality education.“I came from the same environment these kids live in every day,” he said in a statement. “I understand the importance of access to a great education, and the critical role it plays in a child’s future. Our school provides historically disadvantaged students with the college and career skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens for social justice.”
NEW YORK — The documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” gave Lifetime a hit at a time the cable network — or any cable entertainment network — can really use one.Lifetime’s nightly audience is less than half what it was a decade before, but more than 25 million people have seen some of the six-part documentary since it debuted in early January.That took even Lifetime executives by surprise, and they’re discussing what impact its success might have on the network’s future direction.But Lifetime is quick to say that social issues are hardly something that the network has shied away from as it celebrates its 35th anniversary on Friday.David Bauder, The Associated Press by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Feb 1, 2019 9:47 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lifetime hopes to capitalize on hit R. Kelly documentary
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