Bethenny Frankel Helps Women Dress for Success

first_imgLast week, Skinnygirl Cocktails and Bethenny Frankel, the original Skinnygirl, donated $100,000 to Dress for Success during her new daytime talk show “bethenny.”As a thriving female entrepreneur, Bethenny serves as an inspiration for women and hopes the donation will empower viewers and fans nationwide to support other women.“Dress for Success is a charity that’s near and dear to me. I’m so very thankful for the amazing opportunity to raise awareness for this great cause and encourage women to help one another to achieve financial independence and have a rewarding career,” said Bethenny Frankel.Bethenny Frankel and Skinnygirl® Cocktails present a $100,000 check to Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, on the set of the original Skinnygirl’s new daytime talk show, “bethenny,” on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.Credit/Copyright: Warner Bros./Telepictures Productions “bethenny”Since 2012, Skinnygirl® Cocktails has been a proud supporter of Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Skinnygirl® Cocktails launched their partnership with the organization during last year’s Inspire like a Lady program, making a donation for every inspirational story shared by fans. Additional support included the Ladies in Red program during the 2013 awards season, in which Skinnygirl® Cocktails gave back in style and made a donation to Dress for Success for every red dress worn on the Oscars red carpet. Most recently, Skinnygirl® Cocktails supported Dress for Success during “Meet the New Girls,” with the help of Bethenny and some celebrity friends – Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tyson Beckford, JP Rosenbaum,Chris Bukowski and Graham Bunn – who tended bar with all tips benefiting Dress for Success. Additionally, “bethenny” is the exclusive daytime talk show partner for Dress for Success.“Skinnygirl® Cocktails is committed to helping women succeed, which is why we chose to make our donation during Bethenny’s new talk show, celebrating the inspiration that Bethenny provides for women everywhere,” said Megan Frank, Director of Skinnygirl® Cocktails. “We hope that our donation will encourage women to help each other make positive changes in their lives.”“Our partnership with Skinnygirl® Cocktails and “bethenny” has helped us reach a broader audience of women and further our message,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “Today’s generous donation will help disadvantaged women work toward self-sufficiency and have the opportunity to build thriving careers.”Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 125 cities in 15 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 700,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit to learn more.last_img read more

Muskrat Falls estimate surpasses 11B Project was not the right choice

first_imgThe Canadian Press ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Estimated costs for the troubled Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject in Labrador have now hit $11.4 billion including financing.That’s up from an original estimate of $7.4 billion — including the cost of borrowing — when the development was sanctioned in 2012.First power from the dam and hydro station under construction on the lower Churchill River was expected next year.But Nalcor Energy CEO Stan Marshall now says first power is delayed until the fall of 2019.“In my opinion the Muskrat Falls project was not the right choice,” Marshall told a news conference Friday.Still, he said he expects the project will “finish strong.”Full power from Muskrat Falls to the island of Newfoundland and on to Nova Scotia through subsea cables is expected in mid-2020.Marshall says original cost estimates were optimistic or overly aggressive.He also says some contractors lacked experience working in harsh environments and that early execution by some “was poor.”About $6.7 billion has been spent or is already committed to the project.Marshall says most problems stem from construction of the power plant. He says Nalcor is in “a major dispute” with construction contractor Astaldi Canada. He said it’s the major uncertainty for Muskrat Falls but that talks continue.Marshall says electricity rates for domestic customers are now expected to rise to 21.4 cents per kilowatt hour in 2021, before tax. That’s up 6.3 cents from forecasts when the project was sanctioned in 2012.Sales of available export power would bring those estimates down by less than a cent, Marshall predicted.Consumers in the province paid about 12 cents per kilowatt hour last year before tax. That compares to almost 15 cents in Ontario and 16 cents in Nova Scotia.Marshall says forecasted energy needs have decreased, but the province still needs a new source of power to replace the aging Holyrood plant and to meet future demand.He predicts by the time Muskrat Falls comes onstream, consumers in the province will be paying among the highest rates in the country.Still, Marshall – who took over just two months ago as CEO of the project, which was sanctioned by the former PC government – says it’s too late to turn back.“It was a gamble,” Marshall said of energy price assumptions made when the project was approved.“And it has gone against us.”The province is obligated to provide power to Nova Scotia utility Emera for 35 years. Nixing Muskrat Falls and myriad contracts would be far more expensive than forging ahead, he said.“The project was too big for our needs,” says Marshall. “We speculated, and we lost.”last_img read more

Government of BC gives response to hydraulic fracturing report

first_imgSince March, the Government has implemented a number of changes that address the panel’s recommendations.Those recommendations include:installing new hydrometric monitoring stations in collaboration with First Nations communities;installing new groundwater observation wells near Fort Nelson;completing mapping of more than 55 aquifers;implementing an outreach and education initiative for land and dam owners in the northeast region; andmapping zones that are likely to experience greater ground motion from seismic events is underway.According to the Government, as part of the short-term action plan, the working group will review and clarify regulatory processes and procedures, and identify areas for improvements in data-management tools, systems, integration and public accessibility.The group will also recommend long-term research directions and priorities for the Government that address knowledge gaps identified by the scientific panel.The working group will engage with all British Columbians and will provide a status update in December 2019.The full Scientific Review can be found on the Government’s website. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Government of B.C. has issued a response to the independent scientific panel’s Scientific Review of Hydraulic Fracturing report.After releasing the report in March, the Government says they have established a cross-government working group to develop short-term and long-term action plans for implementing the panel’s 97 recommendations.The working group includes staff from the B.C. Oil and Gas Commision and from three provincial ministries, which includes the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.last_img read more

JU admission English Comparative Lit depts decide to admit students only on

first_imgKolkata: The English and Comparative Literature departments of Jadavpur University (JU) have disapproved the recommendations of the expert committee and have decided to admit students in the undergraduate level only on the basis of marks scored in entrance test.The two-member admission committee formed by JU had recommended admission with 50 percent weightage on admission test and another 50 percent on the marks scored in higher secondary or equivalent examination. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Bengali, International Relations, Philosophy and History departments are in favour of equal weightage. This was decided at the meeting of the admission committee for humanities on Thursday,” said Subhasish Biswas, chairperson of the committee. The English and Comparative Literature departments have been conducting admission tests for decades and after the problem with admission process, they had to revert back to the 50:50 formula in 2018. “Now, they have decided to admit students only on the basis of marks in the admission test. The decision of the meeting will be placed before the executive committee (EC), whose meeting is scheduled for next week,” a member of the admission committee said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt may be mentioned that EC is the highest decision making body in the varsity. In 2018, that there were allegations of improper evaluation of answer scripts of History and the varsity had to conduct re-evaluation with external academicians. It was found that there was a significant variation of marks secured by the candidates in the first and second evaluation. There were as many as 15 changes in the revised selection list for History. A total number of 15 candidates, who were on the waiting list after the earlier evaluation, made it to the selection list after re-evaluation. A total of 344 scripts were re-evaluated. The merit list for admission was prepared on the basis of the 50:50 system. The varsity had then formed a two-member panel to come up with recommendations for admission. The panel had presented the same to Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das in February. It may be mentioned that state Education minister Partha Chatterjee has said that all the departments at JU should follow a standardised admission process. It should be either on the basis of marks or on the basis of admission test.last_img read more

Vote percentage drops 5 missing names proincumbency to blame

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi on Sunday witnessed a sharp drop of 5 per cent vote than the 2014 Lok Sabha poll. In 2014, the total voter turnout was nearly 65 per cent which became 60 per cent in 2019.Sources in political parties listed issues like heat, smearing campaigns, voter list deletion, non-alliance and pro-incumbency for this turnout. While BJP sources focused on the pro-incumbency factor the AAP observed that voter list deletion played the major role. Meanwhile, the common people took a dig into the smearing campaign and non-alliance. “The AAP and Congress alliance were much needed in Delhi. It did not happen and there is no point to cast vote as BJP will anyway. I also did not like the kind of blame game all the political parties did. The politicians in Delhi have stoop down so low that I lost my faith from the electoral scene,” said Rishav Mehta who was supposed to vote from the New Delhi constituency but did not. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party has been alleging that lakhs of names of voters have been deleted, even as poll body rejected its allegations. Taking to Twitter, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said, “Voters unable to find their votes at polling booths. It is true that on large scale votes have been deleted. All these are resident of Jai Vihar-I, Najafgarh.” He asked what the ECI had to say about this and sought to know who was responsible for the voters’ constitutional right to be taken away like this. “Vote deleted this time. All are regularly voting in the past.” Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain tweeted with images of voter identity cards of people whose names were not in the list. Over 1.43 crore people in Delhi are eligible to vote in this election which will decide the fate of 164 candidates, of which 18 are women. There are 43 independent candidates. While 2,54,723 voters are in the age group of 18 and 19, there are 40,532 electorates with a disability who would be provided pick up and drop facility. Delhiites on Sunday voted to decide the fate of at least 164 candidates, who are fighting for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the capital. In 2014, the BJP won all the seven seats and is looking to repeat the feat. The three main parties –BJP, Congress and AAP –have fielded their state party chiefs from a single constituency. BJP’s Manoj Tiwari, DPCC chief Sheila Dikshit and AAP’s Delhi chief Dilip Pandey are all locking horns in north-east Delhi constituency that is reeling under the key issues of bad roads, overflowing drains and garbage disposal.last_img read more

Powerful quake in China affects 1 million causes 75 million in damages

At least 16 people were killed and nearly 400 injured when the temblor, measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale, hit Yunnan Province at 11:16 p.m. local time, destroying thousands of mud-brick houses while people were sleeping. More than 18,000 housing units have collapsed and 396 large animals were killed.Landslides caused by the quake, heavy rain, the mountainous terrain as well as hundreds of aftershocks have seriously impeded rescue efforts, OCHA said. Relief supplies for victims in the most remote areas could only be delivered on food or on horseback, while food, tens and medicines were in short supply.OCHA said it has not received any request from Beijing for international assistance. In the meantime, more than 2,000 soldiers, armed police and militia reserves arrived in the quake-zone to provide relief and help in the rescue effort. In addition, a 20-strong team of experts organized by the China Seismological Bureau travelled to the area to provide assistance. The provincial government has also sent two teams of officials and expert to assess the situation and to help organize rescue work. read more

Two years on insecurity poses major challenge for South Sudan – UN

On the eve of the second anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the top United Nations envoy there today commended the progress made so far while also noting the many challenges facing the young nation such as tackling insecurity, addressing human rights violations and strengthening public institutions. South Sudan became independent from Sudan on 9 July 2011, six years after the signing of the peace agreement that ended decades of warfare between the north and the south. Over the past two years, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been assisting the country in consolidating peace and security and helping to establish conditions for development. “Many of us witnessed the outpouring of euphoria that greeted the dawn of independence of South Sudan. The mood of that day now seems like a fading memory,” Hilde F. Johnson, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMISS, told the Security Council in a briefing via video-link from the capital, Juba. “We have since seen many setbacks and problems, and tensions with Sudan driving decisions that were challenged by many, including this Council,” she added. Progress to date includes improved relations with the Sudan, the internal dialogue with armed groups, and a renewed commitment to advancing the national reconciliation process. At the same time, a key challenge is the security situation in Jonglei state, where fighting between Government forces and armed groups has displaced thousands of civilians since January. “The deterioration in the security situation in parts of South Sudan has been accompanied by human rights violations by both armed groups and national security institutions. National and state authorities are struggling to translate their commitments to improve respect for human rights into action,” she stated. “Cases of arbitrary arrest, detention, abuse and incidences of killings by security forces, as well as the inability of the authorities to hold those responsible to account, are cause for deep concern.” Echoing the call made by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his latest report on South Sudan, Ms. Johnson urged the Government to establish effective, long-term strategies to address the underlying causes of perennial violence. She added that UNMISS continues to support the Government’s efforts to seek political solutions to inter-communal conflict and peace initiatives aimed at bringing durable solutions to disputes over scarce natural resources. “The Mission is encouraging local authorities, community leaders and national figures to reinforce their efforts to foster reconciliation. It is also essential that national and state authorities, and the communities themselves, take the lead and assume full ownership of such processes.” The Government has also faced difficulties in implementing political reforms and strengthening public institutions, Ms. Johnson noted, adding that bodies crucial to a successful political transition require adequate budgetary support from the Government to advance their work. The key determinant for developments in South Sudan, said the envoy, remains its relations with Sudan. Noting setbacks such as counter-accusations by both sides of military support to rebel groups in each other’s territories, and the threat by Sudan to shut down the oil pipeline, Ms. Johnson said both countries should strengthen their cooperation towards peaceful coexistence. Wrapping up his visit to South Sudan yesterday, the UN peacekeeping chief said the challenges facing the country could not all be solved at once, but UNMISS is working to support it in becoming a modern State with working institutions and full respect for human rights. “A lot has already been achieved in two years,” said Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous. “We are working solidly with the Government… to continue making progress in providing the citizens with all that they expect from the state.”During the three-day visit that began on 5 July, Mr. Ladsous met with President Salva Kiir in Juba, with whom he discussed resolving tensions in Jonglei as well as UNMISS support for national political processes such as the constitutional review, legal and judicial reforms and capacity-building of national police.Accompanied by Ms. Johnson, he also met with the Governor of Jonglei, Koul Manyang Juuk, and members of his cabinet in Bor to discuss the security and humanitarian situation in the conflict-ridden state.Mr. Ladsous also visited the UNMISS Indian contingent and paid tribute to peacekeepers who lost their lives in an attack by unknown assailants in April. read more

Ohio State defense puts on solid springgame showing

OSU junior safety Malik Hooker (24) carries the ball after an interception during the buckeye spring game on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. The grey team beat scarlet 28-17. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorOn a sunny Saturday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio State’s three quarterbacks combined to go just 31-of-56, including four interceptions.On a normal day, it would be fair to see that as a negative for the team. But fortunately for OSU coach Urban Meyer, the defense that was stifling his quarterbacks happened to also be his own.While the final score of OSU’s annual intrasquad spring game is largely irrelevant, there are still various measures of value that the coaches and players take away from the scrimmage.A lot of those gains came from the defense of both the Scarlet and Gray teams. And since that side of the ball lost eight starters from last year’s Fiesta-Bowl-winning team, Meyer and his staff have to be pleased. “I will probably watch the film and get sick to my stomach, but, no, what I saw today was the future is bright at Ohio State,” Meyer said. Defensive lineWith Scarlet starting quarterback J.T. Barrett wearing a black no-contact jersey, the Gray defensive line was reverting to its elementary school recess days, playing two-hand touch. Still, it was an impressive performance, as the defense picked up five sacks.Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Davon Hamilton had three sacks, while fellow redshirt freshman defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones added another. The fifth did not come from a lineman, but from sophomore cornerback Denzel Ward.Not to be outdone, the Scarlet team picked up four sacks of its own, led by two from redshirt freshman defensive tackle Jashon Cornell. Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dylan Thompson tacked on another, while the fourth was credited to the team.“I liked our defensive line,” Meyer said. “(Redshirt sophomore) Mike Hill, Dre’Mont Jones were all over the field today. Jashon Cornell played well.”On a throwing-heavy day, the line also did its part preventing big gains on the ground. Combined, the sides rushed for 129 yards.“I think they’re talented, very eager, we have an excellent D-line coach, and the good thing, they’re allowed to spend time with our players now in the summer,” Meyer said.A highlight in the game came from Scarlet linebacker Jerome Baker, who made an acrobatic, one-handed interception. But despite the gravity-defying athleticism, the sophomore was quick to give the credit to the line in front of him.“Our D-line did their job, and I came up with the pick,” he said.Linebackers Sixty-six percent of the Buckeyes’ starting linebackers from a season ago have bid farewell to the program, opening gaping holes on the depth chart for young players to fill. It just so happened that one of those players looking to fill that spot, Baker, made one of the game’s most electrifying plays, as far as spring games go. Baker’s one-handed snag might have caught OSU fans unfamiliar with the Cleveland native off-guard, but it didn’t shock some of his teammates. “I wasn’t too surprised,” said junior Dante Booker, a fellow linebacker. “I’ve seen him do it before in practice. He’s just an athlete.”Redshirt junior linebacker Chris Worley is another player who will see his workload increase drastically this fall. The 6-foot-2 Worley nearly started two seasons ago, but Meyer opted to start then-redshirt freshman Darron Lee. The rest, of course, is history. Yet Worley was quiet on Saturday, tallying just one tackle. Booker, on the other hand, had an impressive day. He was active throughout the scrimmage, registering seven tackles, four of which were solo. Right now, the linebackers on the roster have the necessary tools, but they’re inexperienced. Barring injury, McMillan will be a mainstay. Other than that, there are players that need to prove themselves. “We’ve got a lot of young guys in the mix,” Booker said. “We have them in the rotation so I feel like they got experience playing in the stadium. We’ll continue working in the summer.” SecondaryBesides the aforementioned Baker interception, the defenses combined to come up with three more: two by redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker and another by redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore.With OSU’s two starters at cornerback from last season away from the field on Saturday — redshirt junior Gareon Conley is recovering from an injury and Eli Apple entered the NFL draft — Lattimore said he saw the scrimmage as a chance for the young corners to make a name for themselves.“We’re replacing some pretty good players,” Lattimore said. “But we still can play. We still can be right there with them, I feel like. But we still have a long way to go, you know, they had experience. But I feel like we’re just as good as players they were.” In addition to his two interceptions, Hooker led all players with 10 tackles. With over 100,000 fans in attendance, a national spring game record, Lattimore said coming up big in a game like that means a lot regardless of if the stats are soon washed from the record books.“It’s great, no matter if it’s practice,” he said. “You’ve got to go at it the same way, whether it’s practice or a game. It’s just exciting to have teammates go crazy when you make a play. I love that.” The completion of the spring game also marks the end of spring practice. With a summer of work ahead of them, the Buckeyes are excited about the progress they have made with their lineup of 16 new starters, but they acknowledged that a lot of work still has to be done.“We’re young. We’ve just constantly got to get better. Every position has to get better,” Baker said. “We’re young, inexperienced, but we’re very talented.”The regular season for OSU is set to begin on Sept. 3 with a matchup against Bowling Green at Ohio Stadium. read more

Can you name one of your local MEPs 91 per cent of

first_imgMORE THAN 90 per cent of people in Dublin can’t name any one of their three MEPs, according to a survey carried out by a Fine Gael senator.The survey of over 300 people in Dublin city centre, on behalf of Catherine Noone, found that only 9 per cent could name one of their Members of the Parliament with Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell the most recognised of the three.Only two per cent of those surveyed could name two MEPs, while just one per cent able to name all three for the Dublin region – the outgoing Mitchell, Labour’s Emer Costello and the Socialist Party’s Paul Murphy.The full breakdown shows that 6.65 per cent of those surveyed identified Mitchell with Murphy – identified by 3.3 per cent and Costello identified by just under 3 per cent.One person surveyed answered sincerely that they believed German chancellor Angela Merkel was an MEP.Noone said the results highlight a “dangerous disconnect” between MEPs in Dublin and their electorate ahead of next year’s elections for the European Parliament.“Awareness of the functions and roles carried out by MEPs needs to be raised,” she said.Noone, who has been among those speculated abut as a possible Fine Gael candidate in Dublin, said that co-opting of party members into vacant seats has contributed to the lack of awareness among people about who their MEP is.In Dublin, two of the three MEPs were co-opted with Costello replacing Pronsias De Rossa when he resigned in February 2012, while Murphy replaced Joe Higgins after he was elected to the Dáil in 2011.Are you based outside of Dublin? Can you name your local MEP? Without Googling it, let us know in the comments…Read’s full coverage of the European elections >Read: Dublin a three-seater in Ireland’s new-look European constituency maplast_img read more

Graduates happy to seek fortune abroad

first_imgGreek graduates are more likely to consider moving abroad to find work than any of their European peers, according to the results of a survey released last week.In a poll of 196,000 young Europeans, 34.8 percent of Greeks said that they are open to the idea of going to another country to further their careers. This was the highest percentage of any of the 22 countries that took part in the Trendence Graduate Barometer for 2009.However, only four in 10 of the Greeks willing to move abroad would consider going to a country outside the European Union to find work. Just over 12 percent said they are not willing to leave their home town, while 13.5 percent said they would consider moving elsewhere in Greece.Greek graduates are also willing to work long hours in their first jobs. On average, they said they would be happy to work for 45.4 hours. The Swiss topped the list with 48.3. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Henderson praises Lallana for big things

first_imgThe Liverpool footballer has returned to full fitness and he is tipped to have a positive impact on both his country and his club30-year-old Adam Lallana joined English Premier League club Liverpool in 2014.He has scored 17 goals in 101 matches played with the Reds.But a thigh problem left him out of Liverpool’s seven games in 23 days.Now that’s he’s back to full fitness, he’s being tipped for big things.“He is such a big talent – not so long ago he was England’s player of the year,” said Liverpool’s captain Jordan Henderson to the club’s official website.“He is a massive player. I feel that we have missed him, both with Liverpool and with England.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s exciting for me to know that when he comes back in, he can take us forward even more. He can help us get better and I am excited for Liverpool and England for him to get back playing football and to show everyone what he is capable of,” he added.“There’s not many players that play like Adam. He is unique in that way, how he links the play. He’s so good on the ball, he’s got a great work ethic and he still does the defensive work.”“We have missed him in the sense of what he brings to the team. It would have been a boost to have had him at the World Cup. And for Liverpool too,” he explained.Passing, long range shooting, dribbling, close control and sauce – Adam Lallana in 13/14 had it all.— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) October 13, 2018last_img read more

Hategroup fliers found on SDSU campus

first_img 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) – Days ahead of the start of classes at San Diego State University, fliers and stickers supporting a white nationalist hate group were found around campus on Thursday.The materials were posted at the Women’s Resource Center and the Pride Center. The university said they immediately began the process of taking the materials down.A statement from the university read in part: “Further, the university denounces white nationalist hate groups and any form of action or conduct that serves to incite hatred or intolerance, which are inconsistent with SDSU’s community values of diversity and inclusion. Our campus community is one that deeply values and respects diversity, difference and inclusion.”Similar flyers were also found on San Jose State University’s campus earlier this month. KUSI Newsroom, Hate-group fliers found on SDSU campus Posted: August 23, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom August 23, 2019last_img read more

Therapy dog taking bite out of dental visits

first_imgAs Kyi walked into the treatment room at Adventure Dental in Salmon Creek, he was greeted with familiar smiles from the dental office staff. Cathy Tramaglini reached down and lifted Kyi into the dental chair. He took a couple of soft steps before lying down on the lap of 10-year-old Baylee Polzen. Kyi, a 6-year-old Tibetan spaniel, slowly crawled up the girl’s chest toward her chin.“He senses her nervousness,” Tramaglini explained.As the dental hygienist drilled into Baylee’s tooth, preparing it for a filling, Kyi nuzzled into the crook of Baylee’s arm. The girl gently stroked Kyi’s head and back as dental tools moved in and out of her mouth.Kyi laid still as the hygienist walked out of the room and Dr. David Neil took his seat beside the girl. After a few more minutes, Baylee’s dental work was complete. As was Kyi’s work.Kyi is a therapy dog with four years on the job. He started making occasional visits to Adventure Dental last year. Now, Kyi makes regular monthly visits to the pediatric dental office.last_img read more

Missing Homestead teen found safe

first_imgHOMESTEAD, Fla. (WSVN) — A 17-year-old boy who went missing in Homestead has been found safe.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement cancelled the missing child alert for Jason Cairoza, just after midnight, Sunday.Officials said the teen had been last seen along the 300 block of Northeast 26th Terrace, Saturday. UPDATE: The #FLMissingChild Alert for Jason Cairoza has been canceled. The child has been safely recovered. Thank you for sharing!— FDLE (@fdlepio) November 4, 2018Investigators confirmed Cairoza was safely recovered in a tweet.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Court Approves Ziff Davis Bankruptcy Restructuring Plan

first_imgZiff Davis Media today announced that a New York court has confirmed the company’s reorganization plan, and that it expects to emerge from bankruptcy protection as early as July 1.In April, Ziff Davis said it had reached an agreement with the company’s senior secured noteholders and official committee of unsecured creditors, effectively allowing it to exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The agreement de-leverages the tech media company’s balance sheet by converting more than $428 million in funded debt to a new common stock and a new loan note not to exceed $57.5 million.As part of its bankruptcy protection, which was filed in March, Ziff announced that the group of senior secured note holders agreed to pay up to $24.5 million to fund the company’s operations during and after the Chapter 11 case. Ziff Davis CEO Jason Young called the court’s confirmation a “major milestone,” and said that, after the restructuring, Ziff will be “better positioned, with the financial strength to grow and capitalize on our strengths.”Ziff Davis Media publishes PC Magazine, Electronic Gaming magazine and read more

Worlds listed stock exchanges PHOTOS

first_img1/1 A view of the exterior of the Nasdaq market site in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., October 24, 2016.Reuters fileOn February 3, BSE Ltd., the 142-year-old stock exchange, will join the likes of listed stock exchanges of the world such as Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE); Nasdaq, London Stock Exchange Group (LSE); Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and Deutsche Borse.BSE will be the second Indian stock exchange to be listed, after Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX), whose shares were listed in March 2012.Some of the top 10 shareholders of the 142-year-old bourse include Singapore Exchange, Deutsche Borse, SBI, LIC. The IPO was open for subscription between January 23 and 25, 2017. The BSE IPO was in the nature of offer for sale, or OFS, that enables existing shareholders to sell their holdings and encash their profit.The BSE IPO got an overwhelming response last month, with investors lapping up 1.54 crore (15.4 million) shares in a big way. The Rs 1,243-crore public issue was oversubscribed 51 times and the equity shares of Rs 2 face value were offered at a price band of Rs 805-806 per share.Angel Broking, IDBI Capital Markets & Securities had recommended “subscribe” for the BSE IPO.Currently, listed exchanges of the world are Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE); Nasdaq, London Stock Exchange Group (LSE); Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and Deutsche Borse.On January 31, 2017, Intercontinental Exchange had a market capitalisation of $34.5 billion, Nasdaq $11.19 billion, London Stock Exchange Group £10.88 billion, Stock Exchange of Hong Kong HKD 231 billion and Deutsche Borse €16.26 billion.last_img read more

UN aid chiefs set to visit Rakhine state

first_imgAerial view of a burned Rohingya village near Maungdaw, north of Rakhine state, Myanmar September 27, 2017. REUTERSRepresentatives of UN agencies will be permitted to visit Rakhine state in Myanmar on Thursday for the first time since the start of a massive exodus of minority Rohingya Muslims.The United Nations has been demanding access since its humanitarian organizations were forced to pull out of Rakhine when Myanmar’s military launched operations against Rohingya rebels in late August, causing hundreds of thousands to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.“There will be a trip organized by the government, probably tomorrow, to Rakhine,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.“We hope above all that it is a first step toward much freer and wider access to the area,” he said at his daily news briefing.He said the chiefs of UN agencies would take part in the trip.The UN has drawn up a contingency plan to feed up to 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, and warned that those who fled will not be returning home soon.“All the UN agencies together have now set a plan for a new influx of 700,000. We can cover if the new influx reaches 700,000,” the World Food Program’s deputy chief in Bangladesh, Dipayan Bhattacharyya, said on Wednesday.‘Return will take time’ -UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said that for those who have fled to Bangladesh, “return will take time, if it happens, if the violence stops.”Myanmar’s military, under fire for imposing a news blackout on the campaign around the city of Maungdaw in the country’s west, on Wednesday organized a press tour in the Hindu village of Ye Baw Kyaw.Mass graves containing 45 Hindu villagers were discovered in the area earlier this week, and the military has accused Rohingya militants of carrying out the massacre.The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) “categorically” denied that its members “perpetrated murder, sexual violence, or forcible recruitment” in the area.The decomposing skeletal bodies remained laid out in rows on a grassy field outside Ye Baw Kyaw as distraught relatives wailed, according to AFP journalists at the scene.Hindus who fled the area have told AFP that masked men stormed into their community and hacked victims to death with machetes before dumping them into freshly-dug pits.Myanmar’s army has tried to control the narrative over the crisis, restricting press access to the conflict zone while it posts regular updates that blame Rohingya militants for the bloodshed.Government and military reports have also sought to highlight the suffering of other ethnic groups, such as Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus, swept up in the communal unrest.Ethnic cleansing accusations -The latest violence has intensified long-running religious hatreds and been complicated by a swirl of rival narratives from different ethnic groups.Thursday’s visit for the UN representatives will come on the same day that the UN Security Council meets on the situation in Myanmar.On September 13, the council demanded “immediate steps” to end the Myanmar violence and expressed concern about “excessive force” being used by the military.The council also called on the Myanmar government to abide by its commitment to facilitate humanitarian aid in Rakhine, but until now that request has not been met.Secretary General Antonio Guterres will address the UN Security Council during its open door session. As a former UN high commissioner on refugees, Guterres knows Rakhine and the context of the current crisis intimately.With accusations of “ethnic cleansing” being leveled at the UN General Assembly, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said last week she was “ready” to organize the return of the Rohingyas.The Rohingyas, the world’s largest stateless group, are treated as foreigners in Myanmar, whose population is 90 percent Buddhist.last_img read more

WATCH US Mayors Travel To Border To Demand Family Reunification

first_img Share Mayors from more than a dozen U.S. cities including New York and Los Angeles gathered near a holding facility for immigrant children on Texas’ border with Mexico to call for the immediate reunification of immigrant children with their families.Trump has ordered a halt to the separation minors from families that are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. But concerns persisted Thursday about the emotional trauma inflicted on immigrant children under President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal border crossings.New York City’s Bill de Blasio, Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti and Democratic mayors from new Mexico’s three most populous cities were among those who gathered near the facility on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas.Santa Fe, N.M. Mayor Alan Webber said the president’s zero-tolerance approach to illegal border crossings has traumatized children and remains a humanitarian threat.“You can’t backpedal on the damage you have already done to all of those children,” Webber said. “The fact that, at least for the moment, Trump has gotten a little less inhumane hardly solves the problem.”In the face of worldwide outrage, Trump on Wednesday reversed a policy that has already separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.In Washington D.C., the House of Representative prepared to vote Thursday on a Republican immigration bill. Trump suggested that any measure that is approved by the House would be doomed in the Senate anyway.last_img read more

Hundreds of lifejackets donated to area fishermen as part of Ultramar recycling

first_imgIsla Mujeres, Q.R. — Nearly 400 lifejackets have been donated to fishermen on Isla Mujeres as part of Ultramar’s equipment recycling program.For the third year in a row, the company has donated hundreds of lifejackets they say, are in perfect condition. Arturo Baez Vega, manager that covers the Isla Mujeres to Gran Puerto route, explained that Ultramar is replacing their lifejackets for safety purposes.For the last three years, the used lifejackets have been donated to area fishermen and tourist service providers. To date, about 2,000 lifejackets have been recycled through the donations with the latest donation helping 400 island fisherman.Baez Vega said “For the fishermen, it represents a great opportunity since this way they avoid an extra expense of complying with the security norms that the port captaincy requires.”He said that although many of the jackets are practically new, the company needed to replace them in order to comply with the new requirements of the Official Mexican Standard.The lifejackets will be distributed to fishermen throughout Isla Mujeres, Puerto Juarez and Isla Cozumel.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

TravelManagers business model allows more client and family time

first_imgTravelManagers’ business model allows more client and family timeTravelManagers’ Business Model Allows More Client & Family TimeAfter numerous years in a traditional retail travel environment, it was the commission structure and flexibility that TravelManagers’ home-based consulting offered that attracted husband and wife team Ian Long and Shani Driver representative for Bridges in Queensland, to join the company.“Flexibility, work life balance and limitless financial opportunities were our three key drivers for becoming a home-based personal travel manager and TravelManagers has catered perfectly to all of these needs. Their business model has left us in control of our own destiny and enables us to financially and effectively work within an ever increasing and competitive market. We have the flexibility to provide the personal service our clients deserve, yet have the support to help grow our client base locally while having access to competitive prices and commissions,” says Long.Having the time to really go the extra mile for clients is a key driver for the personal travel managers.“The commission structure at TravelManagers isn’t capped so the goal posts do not move with the more you earn. This has enabled us to earn a fantastic salary, in fact we do less bookings and earn more. We can now spend more time with our clients providing tailor made itineraries and the service they deserve, we have extra time for our family and time to enjoy the benefits of being a travel professional.  We now attend famils and are completely comfortable taking the time off to continue to learn about travel, knowing that we are not at all disadvantaged financially,” says Driver.Nearly three years on and Long and Driver haven’t looked back.“We were recently sitting having breakfast at Brisbane Airport awaiting to pick up our client returning from a cruise. It was a beautiful day, we were in shorts and t-shirts and took time to reflect back to our previous life. It would have been our usual 8.30am morning meeting being drilled by our team leader on how we were going to make six bookings that day. Instead we are in our shorts, having coffee and providing our client with the extra personal service that is so important to us. Although we’ve worked hard to get here, we also appreciate the life that TravelManagers has given us. Without their business model, we would probably still be in those morning meetings!”Long had spent time researching the company prior to making the move.“After studying the company online and observing the backing of House of Travel my initial perception was this is a company who cares about its profits and its consultants wages at the same time. Now from experience my wife and I can both testify it has the balance right and continues to move with the industry to look after both itself and the personal travel managers it supports.”TravelManagers Executive General Manager Michael Gazal, says Long and Driver epitomize exactly what TravelManagers is about.“Ian and Shani are absolute professionals with a strong focus on customer service and experience which is reflective of the quality and professionalism of all of our 500 plus personal travel managers across Australia.”Gazal confirms the demand for the personal travel manager concept is strong.“Our company philosophies further cement TravelManagers’ standing in the industry and naturally we are seeing more interest from travel agency owners and managers to join our business model.”Gazal further adds, “When you’re dealing with a personal travel manager you’re dealing with the boss. They’re local, motivated and well informed. That’s why they’re proving to be so popular with both leisure and corporate clients and also why the personal travel manager model is so attractive to travel consultants. They work under their own steam, when and where they choose, achieve greater flexibility for family and social life and in addition to the remuneration being very attractive.”TravelManagers is well on its way to reaching the 550 personal travel managers milestone.“Moving to TravelManagers was my most successful move in my business career to date. And with over 500 personal travel managers within the group, you can’t argue with that,” says Long. TravelManagersSource = TravelManagerslast_img read more