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VW CEO Herbert Diess suggests that Porsche will take over control of Bugatti and that a partnership with EV maker Rimac could follow.
Enthusiasts have been wondering what lay in store for Bugatti for months now, and a clear picture is finally starting to take shape. While it appears nothing has been finalized just yet, it looks like the French hypercar maker will soon be under the control of Porsche, according to Car and Driver. And while that may not be enough to get your heart racing, this might: it’s possible that the two premium brands could team up for an upcoming Rimac hyper EV.
Since last September, rumors have been swirling in automotive circles that Bugatti’s parent company, Volkswagen Group, was thinking about selling it to Rimac in exchange for an increased stake in the Croatian EV maker. That’s almost definitely not going to happen now, but that doesn’t mean the dream of a Bugatti-designed EV is dead yet.
It now looks like Bugatti will become a subsidiary of Porsche, its VW Group sibling. That likely means that the German marque, viewed by many as its parent company’s crown jewel, will help steer the French brand as it heads off into a future where its majestic quad-turbocharged W-16 engine—and its emissions—are not as welcome as they once were.
What might that direction be? That’s still unclear, but it looks like it could involve a joint venture between Porsche, Bugatti and Rimac. While last year’s proposed sale may not have come to fruition, it seems pretty clear that the sides have been in contact. Last month, Porsche spent $83 million increasing its stake in Rimac from 15.5 to 24 percent. Is it possible that the trio of brands could team up for a new vehicle? It doesn’t sound that crazy when you think about it.
“The whole thing isn’t yet finalized,” VW Group CEO Herbert Diess said during the company’s Power Day press event earlier this week. “What we want to do is transition responsibility of Bugatti to Porsche, and Porsche in all probability will establish a joint venture with Rimac, with a minority share of Porsche.”
While nothing may be confirmed at the moment, if VW Group is talking about an agreement now, one has to assume it’s close to the finish line. And who knows, when it is announced, maybe we’ll learn of a new all-electric hypercar. After all, that niche already seems...
Business Marketing Strategies: The first attribute of a successful selling strategy is a website that provides information about the products and the service they are providing. The advantage of that is we can sell those products and services online.
Selling is a talent to be cultivated. It requires a lot of understanding to find what the customer is looking for and then fulfilling their needs.
It is very valuable to get the complete attention of reader. The content of the message should be to make the reader think.
This can be achieved by using power words, along with color and visuals. Once the attention is grabbed, it should be retained till the end of the message.
The customer should be prompted to take some action and their involvement should be sought.
They can be made to sign up for newsletters or can be made to take the survey by visiting the company’s website. The consumer should be convinced to buy the product.
All the features of the company should be specified, with the more relevant ones on the top.
They should be explained logically through these points how the products will fulfill their needs or solve their problems.
It does only by convincing the customer and motivate them to buy the product...
Chinese conglomerate Suning responds to financial crisis at Italian Serie A team. The Chinese owners of Inter Milan are rushing to raise at least $200m in emergency cash, after the Italian football club’s finances deteriorated due to the pandemic and heavy spending on top players.
Suning Holdings, the retail conglomerate that owns a majority stake in the Serie A team, is seeking new investment by the end of the year in response to a financial crisis at the club, according to three people familiar with its finances. Suning’s challenges with Inter Milan comes as the retailer, which is backed by Jack Ma’s Alibaba, faces questions over its heavy debt burden in China.
The club had been in exclusive discussions with private equity group BC Partners in recent weeks over a potential investment, but those talks have ended after the two sides could not agree on valuation, according to people with knowledge of the matter who confirmed reports from the Italian media this week. The club continues to speak with BC Partners as well as other potential investors including distressed debt funds such as Ares Management and SoftBank-owned Fortress Investment Group. Others who have been monitoring the situation include Swedish private equity group EQT and US-based Arctos.
Those talks range from discussing an outright acquisition of the club or the purchase of a minority stake, according to several people familiar with ongoing discussions. Suning is working with Goldman Sachs to advise on fundraising options.
Those people added that the negotiations with BC Partners foundered over a valuation for the club, with Suning believing it is worth more than €900m. Two people familiar with the discussions said BC Partners valued the group at just €750m. Those discussions have become critical due to the precarious financial situation of the club, which requires a cash injection to continue operations into next season, according to three people with knowledge of the situation.
One person close to the club’s leadership said Suning is committed to financially supporting the club through this year. Some of those with knowledge of the talks added that Suning was believed to be far likelier to sell an equity stake, even if that means taking a loss on its investment, rather than allowing the club to go bankrupt altogether.
Inter Milan is led by president Steven Zhang, the 29-year-old son of Zhang Jindong, Suning’s billionaire founder. After spending €270m to acquire the club in 2016, Suning has authorised spending hundreds of millions on euros on star players such as Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen to seek a return to the top of Italian and European football.
The “Nerazzurri” have faced a cash crunch over the past year. The club suffered a pre-tax loss of €102m last season...
Madrid is relatively young when compared to the other great Spanish cities such as Seville and Valencia and so it lacks the traditions of the ancient Andalusian and Castilian towns. It lies on a vast open plateau and is subject to extremes of temperature, the daily variation is sometimes 22°C. The locals sum up their climate as nine months of winter and another 3 months of hell.
It is the nation's chief transportation and administrative center. Its commercial and industrial life developed very rapidly after the 1890s and today it is nation's chief transportation and administrative center, rivaled only by Barcelona. Besides it’s many manufacturing industries, Madrid are foremost as a banking, education, printing, publishing, tourism, and film production center.
The general aspect of Madrid is modern, with boulevards and fashionable shopping areas, but the old quarters have picturesque streets. In the heart of the city is the Plaza Mayor, a 17th century square, built in the style of Juan de Herrera. Madrid’s loveliest gardens can found at the Buen Retiro Park which opened in 1631. At the weekends street performers including musicians, tarot readers and puppet shows for children play in the park but this does bring in the crowds. Other landmarks include, El Pacicio Real, the huge and very opulent royal palace. A restored 1850 opera house and the imposing 19th-century building containing the national library, the national archives, and an archaeological museum. Also noteworthy is the modern University City, which transferred from the town of Alcalá de Henares in 1836...
@Charlesfrize #FrizeMedia What is marketing: So how do you effectively market your product or service when one knows anything about them because you're in a new and emerging industry? How can you expect to get customers if no one understands what it is that you do? If this happens to be your situation then a huge part of your marketing strategy will need to be educating consumers about what you do.
If yours is a field that is relatively new, or perhaps misunderstood, adopting an education strategy can help consumers understand the benefits you provide and feel more comfortable with the idea of purchasing your products or services. Educational marketing is best done through vehicles where you have space or time to fully explain your product or service and the benefits it provides. Or perhaps even to set straight some common misconceptions...
Fear: As much as there are several potential triggers to your fear, there are also as many types of fears.However, they can be categorized into three basic fears: external, internal, or subconscious.
Among the three, the subconscious and internal type of fear are most difficult to find treatment to because the person must take the initiative to recognize the source of fear and take necessary steps to overcome it.Recognizing the category in which your fears fit into will help you know how to deal with it.
External FearAmong the types of fear, this one is the easiest to diagnose and manage.It is similar to phobias wherein an outside source elicit a degree of internal fear or any manageable level of anxiety. For example, fear of spiders or fear of heights are among the most common phobias that several people share.
A feeling of fear, anxiety or discomfort is experienced by the person with that particular fear when the situation confronts them with those triggers. Since the source of fear is easier to identify, then one can easily look for alternative ways in which to confront that trigger and overcome fear.
Since external fears are often caused by negative experiences in the past involving those external sources of fears, you can adapt some techniques that will help you understand the reality of the...
The history of pocket watches is often overlooked in significance because of the many other inventions that were taking place. However, pocket watches provided us with the first portable clocks giving us the power to know what time it was wherever we were.
The pocket watch was a device that was very expensive in the 16th century and only the high class could possess.In the 16th century clocks were produced using springs instead of weights, signifying the transfer from clocks to watches. These old pocket watches were the first timepieces that could be owned by the public. Owning a pocket watch signified the status,wealth and power of an individual. The 17th century made pocket watches even more desirable with a new look to the figure.
The watch had changed from its original box-like look to a new rounded and slimmer case. Craftsmen began working ever so hard to create designs on every pocket watch made. In 1675 some watchmakers discovered the significance of a spiral spring. By attaching the spiral spring to the balance, the accuracy of the pocket watch increased greatly. It was now possible to tell time by the minute as oppose to being off by a few hours. With this new discovery,the minute hand was born on the pocket watch.
The 18th century saw added improvement to the pocket watch with further development and more added features to drive up the price. Oil had become a popular method to lubricate and smoothen the movement of the hands of the watch...
Diaper rash is something that parents hate to see on their child, however common it may be. But in the not-too-distant past variations of diaper rash could occur even into late infancy. It is something that no-one wants to see on their newborn child. The reasons for it are quite simple and entirely commonplace, but it is preventable and treatable. If your child does develop a diaper/nappy rash, quick treatment is advisable. And prevention is a matter of following some simple rules and showing diligence at key points which might lead to infection. The major cause of diaper rash is wetness. This is no big surprise.
The reason that it does not occur with any regularity in adults, after all, is that we are able to perform our bathroom rituals ourselves and know what needs to be done – essentially, what feels right and what we have learned. Babies, however, urinate quite often and will sometimes be in a dirty diaper for a while before changing. In addition to this, their stools are generally quite loose and their bowel movements are more frequent than those of adults. Unless they are changed with a regularity bordering on the obsessive, there is a chance of infection. Even then a baby with sensitive skin can become infected. In an older baby, a time of sickness which is treated with antibiotics can be a risky time, as they are prone to diarrhea and the higher risk of diaper rash that can bring. In short, even the best parents can have a case to deal with, and it is how they respond that is important.
Preventing Diaper Rash As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure. For all that we may fear the onset of diaper rash in our children, there is no certainty of absolute and total prevention – but there is a lot that can be done to make it far less likely, and it revolves mostly around keeping your baby dry and clean as far as is possible. Your baby will not be shy about letting you know when it is in any discomfort. This can prevent diaper rash from developing, but would obviously not be a way of preventing it before it begins. The prevention of diaper rash is something that requires no small amount of diligence, as well as some luck...
The former Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was indicted today on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program.
Dr. Charles Lieber, 61, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of making false statements and will be arraigned in federal court in Boston at a later date. Lieber was arrested on Jan. 28, 2020, and charged by criminal complaint.
According to charging documents, since 2008, Dr. Lieber has served as the Principal Investigator of the Lieber Research Group at Harvard University, specializing in the area of nanoscience. Lieber’s research at the Lieber Research Group has been funded by more than $15 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD). Among other things, these grants required the disclosure of all sources of research support, potential financial conflicts of interest and all foreign collaboration.
It is alleged that, unbeknownst to Harvard University, beginning in 2011, Lieber became a “Strategic Scientist” at Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China. He later became contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents Plan from at least 2012 through 2015. China’s Thousand Talents Plan is one of the most prominent Chinese talent recruitment plans designed to attract, recruit, and cultivate high-level scientific talent in furtherance of China’s scientific development, economic prosperity and national security.
According to court documents, these talent recruitment plans seek to lure Chinese overseas talent and foreign experts to bring their knowledge and experience to China, and they often reward individuals for stealing proprietary information. Under the terms of Lieber’s three-year Thousand Talents contract, WUT allegedly paid Lieber a salary of up to $50,000 USD per month, living expenses of up to 1 million Chinese Yuan (approximately $158,000 USD at the time) and awarded him more than $1.5 million to establish a research lab at WUT. In return, Lieber was obligated to work for WUT “not less than nine months a year” by “declaring international cooperation projects, cultivating young teachers and Ph.D. students, organizing international conference[s], applying for patents and publishing articles in the name of [WUT].”
It is alleged that in 2018 and 2019, Lieber lied to federal authorities about his involvement in the Thousand Talents Plan and his affiliation with WUT. On or about April 24, 2018, during an interview with federal investigators, it is alleged that Lieber falsely stated that he was never asked to participate in the Thousand Talents Program, but that he “wasn’t sure” how China categorized him...
Small business advice: If you are about to start off in business you will have no doubt heard these comments:“So many businesses fail. Why are you doing this?” “I hear that you need a large amount of money to get a business off the ground these days.” “Why are you throwing away the security of your job?” These, and more of the same, are typical of the barriers that so called friends and advisers, put in your way if you are thinking of starting a business.
These barriers are built on the back of myths about the pitfalls and challenges which surround running your own business.In this article, we’ll take a look at some of these myths and reveal them to be exactly that … just myths! Don’t get me wrong, being an entrepreneur can be tough and there are hurdles to cross, but let’s bring some common sense into the debate!
You Don’t Have a Personal LifeYes you will! It can be hard juggling the responsibilities of running your own business and spending time with the family, but at the end of the day, you are going to have far more flexibility with your personal life, than any employee will ever have. The real issue is, do you have the time management and planning skills to get things done, thereby allowing you time to spend with your family.
You Have To Be Cunning and Ruthless To Be a Successful EntrepreneurOk, it may help you in the short term but this is not a sound, long term strategy. To be a successful entrepreneur you need to build relationships with both customers and suppliers who will stick by you during the rough times.Being ruthless over pricing may get you one or two good deals but you are unlikely to build a lasting and profitable relationship. Your aim should be to strike a balance between what you want and what your customer or supplier wants.
You Won’t Have To Work As HardYour current job may be stressful and subject you to long hours. The idea of running your own business is appealing because you can slow down and take life at your own pace. To a degree this is true but there’s no getting away from the fact that it will be hard work...
Healthy eating: Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat? In some sense, this is true, because if you eat unhealthy foods you are prone to be an unhealthy person. The foods we ingest are extremely important to our ability to grow, maintain function, and prevent illness. Therefore, if you value your health, you should learn as much about healthy eating as possible.
Healthy eating is important from the day we are born. As a child, we grow quite rapidly and this is due in part to the foods we eat. Foods all contain nutrients that provide us not only with fuel to live our daily lives, but also with the very substances that build our bones, muscles, and organ tissues. Not getting enough of one nutrient or another can cause a variety of problems, including stunting our growth.
For mothers who are nursing, nutrition is important because breast milk contains the nutrients a child needs to grow and develop properly. Upon growing older, these nutrients are then found in food, but don’t think that healthy eating isn’t important for growth after you’ve gone through puberty. Cells continuous break down and rebuild, so healthy eating for growth continues to be important until the day we die. Maintaining function is also not important without healthy eating.
In out daily lives, we use energy to think, walk, talk, breathe, and perform any other action. The energy it takes our body to do these things comes from two places: fat reserves in the body or our daily food intake. If you don’t eat healthy foods, you will find that you are storing more fat than necessary or that you aren’t getting enough and you feel sluggish or weak. Along with energy-providing nutrients, like fats and carbohydrates, we also need the right nutrients to allow our organs to do their jobs...
@Charlesfrize #FrizeMedia Business marketing strategies: While pinpointing your market so narrowly takes a bit more effort,entrepreneurs who aim at a small target are far more likely to make a direct hit. The idea in this concept is for a person to focus his/her marketing efforts toward a specific audience who holds an interest in the very product/service being sold. This is not a new concept and yet it is amazing how many businesses neglect it.
When marketing strategies of this nature are applied, the results are exceedingly more beneficial than when a more generally targeted strategy is used. For example, if marketing to a general audience who holds interests in a wide range of products/services as apposed to a targeted, specific product/service, the results in sales generated from this effort would be greatly diminished compared to the results in sales realized through focusing on a concentrated interest among an audience.
The reason for this is because within an audience of people holding large range of interests, only a few will find the need in the product/service offered to them. Conversely, when marketing to an audience of people who all hold the same interest in the product/service being offered, every single person in your audience is much more apt to respond to the marketing efforts. This concept can be likened to a ship at sea that is focused on a specific destination (or target.) If the ship maintains it's aim toward the specific target, it will effectively reach its target because of the concentrated effort.
The Constitution: There are just a few truly great documents that represent the foundation stones upon which the American system of government was built. One is the Declaration of Independence. Another is The Bill of Rights. But when it comes to the legal girding that we always go back to in order to test if a law in this land can stand or fall, it is the Constitution of the United States of America that is that back bone that defines right and wrong for us. Indeed you might even say that the sole reason we have a Supreme Court is to have a living body that is here to decide on, interpret and enforce constitutional law. And what is the worse accusation anyone can make about any act that is in question from a government agency? “That’s unconstitutional” is that accusation.
That is how powerful this document is in American life, legal definitions and culture. The historical context of the signing of The Constitution was The Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia. That city witnessed many such historic events which enshrine its place in the history of the country to be sure. The framers of that Constitution would have to be considered without question the most intelligent and well educated men certainly of their time and maybe of any time...
Music is an art, however, when it comes to the music industry, Music is also about money! If anyone or any company feels that your music will not make them money, there will be absolutely no interest whatsoever in your music. That’s all there is to it,in a nutshell. The Music Industry Is All About The Money! There are a few sources of money to be made in the music industry. They include but are not limited to:
· Record sales· Songs played on the radio· In movies and television· Concerts· Song writing· Producing· Merchandising· Advertising· CD-ROMs/DVDs· Downloads
If you are an artist and want to get into the music business, you need 3 very important and very good people in your corner batting for you on a daily basis.They include:
· Personal Manager – The most important of the three. They should have contacts in the music industry, keep an eye on all your affairs, advise you on things to do, help promote your music, producers to hire, who to sign with when to go on tour, etc. The personal manager will receive usually between 15% and 20% of an artists gross earnings and have good contacts with record companies A&R, Marketing / Sales, and Promotion departments...
Home: Blessed indeed are they who are free to choose where and how they shall live. Still more blessed are they who give abundant thought to their choice, for they may not wear the sackcloth of discomfort nor scatter the ashes of burned money.
TASTE AND EXPEDIENCE Most of us have a theory of what the home should be, but it is stowed away with the wedding gifts of fine linen that are cherished for our permanent abode.
We believe in harmony of surroundings, but after living, within a period of ten years or so, in seven different apartments with seven different arrangements of rooms and seven different schemes of decoration, we lose interest in suiting one thing to another.
Harmony comes to mean simply good terms with the janitor. Or if (being beginners) we have some such prospect of nomadic living facing us, and we are at all knowing, we realize the utter helplessness of demonstrating our good taste, purchase any bits of furniture that a vagrant fancy may fasten upon.
We give space to whatever gimcracks our friends may foist upon us, trusting that in the whirligig of removals the plush rocker, the mission table, and the brass stand may each find itself in harmony with something else at one time or another. Some day we shall be freed from the tyranny of these conditions and then...
Positive affirmations are spoken statements that are of a positive nature. In the popular sense of the term they are spoken commands made purposefully in order to change some aspect of our life.
In order to fully understand how affirmations work and the science behind their use we must first look at the way our minds work! When we are born our brains are like empty computers waiting to be fed information.
As we grow our peers act as our programmers, they supply us with the knowledge which we channel through the conscious mind into the subconscious (our hard drive).
The subconscious mind is the biggest hard drive ever developed - it stores everything we come in contact with and by no means is all of this information of a positive nature.
All that we have heard, touched, smelt, tasted and seen are stored in the recesses of our minds. The subconscious mind holds on to this information until we need to recall it.
For example when you were young your curiosity lead you to investigate your surroundings.
When you approached a substance that was dangerous,such as fire, your parents or guardians would most likely have rebuked or scolded you if you ventured too near the flame. Perhaps you may even recall an incident when you were physically burned.
Your subconscious mind then began to relate scolding (or pain) with the intense heat of the fire and would therefore feed the feelings of the scolding incident back to you whenever you got too close to fire again, thus acting as an early warning system...
@Charlesfrize #FrizeMedia Niche marketing: When you develop an experience with niche marketing, you quickly understand that there is one particularly important factor that plays the most valuable role in determining whether your business will be successful or not. This factor is the original concept of the business itself. It starts with the product that you have chosen, as well as your target market niche, and then your unique selling proposition (USP) – and last but not the least, the implementation of these elements. If your business idea – primarily, your product – is a good one, and you have applied your techniques properly for the development of your business, then you will be much more likely to be successful in your venture.
It’s all a matter of getting off on the right foot. Even though you are armed with this knowledge this doesn’t mean that the process will be straightforward. The point is, anyone can recognize that they need a good product in order to build a company to be successful, however, not everybody has an idea what a good product or business idea really looks like. Let’s examine closely what a business idea is, and how to recognize if it is a good one.
Obviously, the word “product” is rather self explanatory – it’s either the goods or the services that you will be selling. Equally, the term target market niche is becoming more familiar in the business world, referring to the little corner of the marketplace where a particular business places its focus.
However, not as well known is the term “USP”, which stands for unique selling proposition. This last term, which is essentially your individual marketing strategy, is what is often lacking in businesses that fail. What you are attempting to sell is the product itself. It may consist either of something tangible, such as cell phones, paper, shampoo, or something electronic, such as downloadable software, an e-book or e-newsletter, or anything else that can be downloaded or sent over the internet...
The world today is a global village. It is no longer necessary, or sometimes even possible, for all the employees of any organization to come together. Equally people need to share ideas and information more than ever. Business associates or even family and friends may be located anywhere, but our need to stay connected grows daily. We may need to talk, share pictures and programs, videos, work together or collaborate on many projects. The Internet has brought the world even closer. It has taken our ability to share information to a new level with brand new abilities to work and communicate worldwide.
Net meetings are web based and accessible to anyone with high speed Internet access. Unlike email, they are real time and they allow you to get immediate feedback and communicate your ideas faster. At an Internet meeting you can exchange all sorts of information. The meetings have many different features depending on the software and service provider used. Most e-meetings today use live video and audio. They can also pass files between participants and share a common whiteboard to share ideas as well as the ability to work on Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents together. Web meetings also provide the ability to share programs running on your PC and let the Internet meeting attendees view your desktop.
With these capabilities, the options of Web meetings to help us keep connected are endless. Perhaps a family will stay in touch with children at school or university where they can talk and share experiences and pictures. Small business owners can also benefit immensely from it. A small business can present a very large and professional corporate image using Internet meetings. These meetings, for the small business user, are a cost effective way to grow the business. They can offer long distance sales presentations to customers or update a sole salesman living and working thousands of miles away.
Small business's now have the ability to have global offices, thus in reality a virtual office residing on your desktop. It becomes easy and cost effective to invite clients from Europe, Africa, or anywhere in the world to join in a virtual meeting. Working with contractors and clients all over the world has never been easier...
Coffee workers take freshly picked coffee cherries to a wagon in Aquires, Costa Rica. A recent experiment at a former coffee farm found using pulp, a leftover of the coffee growing process, can help forests grow back on developed land.
Just like us, forests move faster with a little coffee in their system.
A recent experiment tested whether coffee pulp, a leftover of the coffee growing process, could help bring Costa Rica’s rainforests back to life. Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa tested two plots to see how the coffee waste would affect deforested land, covering one parcel of grass with about 20 inches of the pulp and leaving the other untouched. At each site, land had been exploited for years, either to grow coffee or raise cattle, and was eventually abandoned. It was dominated by invasive grasses, primarily an African species called palisade grass, used to feed grazing livestock. The grass can reach 16 feet tall when not trimmed by grazing animals, preventing native rainforests from easily regrowing.
After two years, the plot of land given a boost from coffee showed a dramatic improvement. Eighty percent of the plot was covered by young tree canopy, some trees already 15 feet—including tropical species that can grow as tall as 60 feet—versus just 20 percent in the untreated plot. In the coffee-fueled plot, trees were also four times taller on average, soil samples were more nutrient-rich, and invasive grasses had been eliminated.
The results were published in the journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence. Not only does it give coffee producers a sustainable way to dispose of their waste, she says, but it also speeds up the timeline to bring back destroyed forests. “It’s an amazing win-win situation,” says Rebecca Cole, a study author and ecologist from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. “It takes tropical forest hundreds of years to grow back. To have [such] tall trees in only two years is really spectacular.”
More research needs to be done, Cole acknowledges, to understand the long-term impacts of coffee pulp and whether it causes any unforeseen pollution.Still, says Cole, “This really was like a forest on caffeine. I think it’s really promising.”
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Coffee beans are the seeds of a fruit called a coffee cherry that, when picked, looks like a bright red or yellow cherry. To get coffee beans, producers remove the fruit’s skin, pulp, and other filmy bits. They then dry and roast the remains to make the grounds that end up in your morning cup. Approximately half the weight of a coffee harvest will end up as waste.In Costa Rica, says Rakan Zahawi, a study author and director of the Lyon Arboretum at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, coffee producers typically take all that leftover coffee residue to storage lots where it’s left to decompose...
Boating is a great adventure and is being enjoyed by many on a daily basis, but with that comes a great responsibility. It is not mandatory to do a boating course at this time but there are some very good reasons to get your self informed about the rules of the road.
1) You will learn about safety equipment and what you are required to have on your boat before you undertake any boating excursion.
This is very important because what you don’t have with you could make the difference between being able to handle a situation or not.
Also, that outing for the day could cost you if the sheriff stops you to spot check your boat and fines you for not having all the safety equipment required for your specific boat.
2) You will learn that driving a boat is vastly different from driving a car.
You are dealing with air and water currents. If you have never docked a boat you may think that it is easy, until that is, the current is pulling you in the opposite direction that you want to go.Understanding air and water currents will help you learn how to dock your boat.
3) Knowing how to work with lines and tying knots is part of boating. You have to be able to secure a boat properly. If your boat gets away, it is amazing how quickly the current will take it out of your reach and you will probably require the assistance of another boater to help you get to it. So learn your knots...
Quercetin is one of the flavonoids groups.It is found in apples,onions,tea,red grapes,leafy green vegetables,citrus fruits,broccoli,cherries,raspberries,and some varieties of honey.
Sales:Know your customer, know your customer, know your customer. Three very important rules of business. But let me ask you this: How well do your customers know YOU? Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, asked himself this significant question several decades ago. His answer: employee name tags.
So, he rolled out an initiative that required all of his employees to wear badges, the purpose of which was to “help the customers get to know the people they bought from.” But helping customers “get to know you” isn’t just about names, it’s about information. In other words, it’s about self- disclosure, which is the process of revealing your personal information to another. This process starts with a small piece of information, i.e., your name.
Then, as the relationship develops, it progresses into more intimate territory with the sharing of opinions, preferences and experiences. What’s more, because of its reciprocal nature, self-disclosure has incredible power. It creates comfort, establishes affinity, helps discover the CPI (Common Point of Interest) and builds trust between you and your customers. A very popular furniture store in London run by a family took this to a new level...
What is ecommerce: The internet has grown to become an integral part of our everyday lives. It has penetrated so deeply into our daily living that people now turn towards the World Wide Web for buying clothes, books, electronic equipment, food etc. For an online retailer, it becomes imperative to find ways and means to make an online transaction as easy and painless as possible.
Since most people prefer to use their credit cards while shopping, webmasters need to integrate this service into their online shopping sites. An answer to your online payment needs can be a payment processing company. The majority of online shopping sites enter into a business alliance with payment processing companies. However, you should diligently comb the market for the best deal before you sign up with a service.
Make sure that they are not overcharging you. Also, check out their reputation in the market – are they known for their fair minded financial and business transactions? This kind of a company operates through two types of services – one id intended for companies with merchant accounts with their banks and the other for companies who do not possess this kind of a bank account.The first kind of service is generally used by fairly large financial institutions and organizations dealing in independent sales. The advantage of having a merchant account is that you can receive payments within a few days of the transaction...
Business marketing strategies might sound like it is esoteric so let’s take the mystery out of it so you can devise and implement your own business marketing strategies that fits in to your small business plan. Strategy comes from a Greek word “stratagein” meaning “to be a general”. Think of a strategy as an overall plan of action needed to win a battle. The smaller, detailed actions are termed tactics. You can maintain tactical plans which help you achieve your strategic marketing plan or overall business marketing strategies. That’s simple enough, isn’t it?
A business marketing strategy or strategic marketing plan is an overall plan of marketing actions you intend to take in order to accomplish a specific goal for your company. Start with a goal: $2 million in sales this year; expand into new premises by a certain date; double the size of the company in 2 years… whatever the goal may be. Something realistic but challenging. That's the "war" you want to win. Guess who the general is.
Then work out a simple, overall plan of the major marketing steps needed to accomplish that (for example):
1. Publish a newsletter for all existing customers and mail out quarterly.2. Work out 4 special offers in the year and promote them to all our customers.3. Set up on-line shopping and expand the web site.4. Direct mail campaign promoting the web site to all customers.5. Get mailing lists of (target markets) and do a series of 3 mailings of postcards to them and follow up on and close all leads.6. Etc.
You get the idea. Don’t rush this. Do your homework. What worked in the past? Read up on successful marketing campaigns. Your business marketing strategy needs to be laid out in the right sequence and you should have some idea of budget when you write it. “Run a series of 30 second TV ads during the Superbowl” might sound like a good thing to do but can you afford it? On the other hand, when you build your business marketing strategy you mustn’t try and cut corners. If you don’t promote heavily, it doesn’t matter how good your product or service is, no one will know about it and you will go broke...
There are numerous kinds of organizations that can be separated into two major divisions: organizations existing to create profits (profit organizations. Includes business entities) and organizations that exist primarily for another purpose (non-profit organizations. E.g: charity organizations).
3 Types of Business Entities and their common characteristics:
1. Sole Proprietorships.
Sole proprietorships are business that are owned and operated by one person: the sole proprietor. The owner and the business, is then the same. For tax purposes, a sole proprietorship is not a taxable entity, and any profits earned by the business are taxed on the return of the individual.The proprietor must develop an accounting system that distinguishes between his/her personal affairs and that of the business.
Partnerships are businesses that are owned by two or more individuals. For small partnerships, the agreement is often an oral agreement between the partners but it is highly recommended that the agreement be formalized as is done in bigger partnerships like public accounting firms and most law firms.In partnering up with individuals, it is important to outline the division of profits and expenses, as well as the expected responsibilities of the partners in a written agreement...
Self improvement and success go hand in hand Is it possible to know if a person is willing to attain self improvement? This is a question with no definitive answer. It will all depend on the individual. A lot of people have goals, dreams or ambitions but do not know how to go about achieving them. They may have thought about what would make up self improvement and their ideal life, but have no indication how to even start to make the plans and take the actions essential to make them a reality. A number of people have a vague idea on how to go about self improvement.
These are the ones that believe that if only they had a better job, or had been given better opportunities, or met the love of their life, or whatever else, everything would be fine and they would be very happy. They feel that their happiness or lack of it, is defined by external factors, and their thoughts and actions are of little consequence. Some believe that if only they had a lot more money, they could have whatever they want and be on their way to self improvement.
They may have spent little time thinking about what they in fact want from life, and do not really believe there is something they can do to create their fuzzy version of utopia anyway, apart from buying more lottery tickets. Other people do not even know what they really want from their lives and may even have little idea what would really make them happy. They seem to just drift from day to day, week to week, month to month, and year to year, and do little more than just about get by. They may have seemingly secure jobs and be earning enough to live relatively comfortable lives. They seem blissful enough and have no great ambition to accomplish anything more from their lives than they currently have.
Is self improvement important? The reality is that throughout our lives, we are all constantly growing and developing. Circumstances make us grow and develop, even if we do not make the conscious decision to do so. Up to a certain age, we learn through formal education and we continue to learn through our experiences for the rest of our lives. We have to learn and grow to deal with everything that life throws at us.We all have to go through self improvement. Modern life moves at a dramatically faster pace than at anytime in history...
Starbucks (SBUX) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.61 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.55 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.79 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 10.91%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this coffee chain would post earnings of $0.33 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.51, delivering a surprise of 54.55%.
Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates four times. Starbucks, which belongs to the Zacks Retail - Restaurants industry, posted revenues of $6.75 billion for the quarter ended December 2020, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.78%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $7.10 billion. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters.
The sustainability of the stock's immediate price movement based on the recently-released numbers and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management's commentary on the earnings call.Starbucks shares have lost about 2.9% since the beginning of the year versus the S&P 500's gain of 2.3%
What's Next for Starbucks?
While Starbucks has underperformed the market so far this year, the question that comes to investors' minds is: what's next for the stock?There are no easy answers to this key question, but one reliable measure that can help investors address this is the company's earnings outlook. Not only does this include current consensus earnings expectations for the coming quarter(s), but also how these expectations have changed lately.
Empirical research shows a strong correlation between near-term stock movements and trends in earnings estimate revisions. Investors can track such revisions by themselves or rely on a tried-and-tested rating tool like the Zacks Rank, which has an impressive track record of harnessing the power of earnings estimate revisions.
Ahead of this earnings release, the estimate revisions trend for Starbucks was mixed. While the magnitude and direction of estimate revisions could change following the company's just-released earnings report, the current status translates into a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for the stock. So, the shares are expected to perform in line with the market in the near future...
Niche marketing: When you develop an experience with niche marketing, you quickly understand that there is one particularly important factor that plays the most valuable role in determining whether your business will be successful or not. This factor is the original concept of the business itself. It starts with the product that you have chosen, as well as your target market niche, and then your unique selling proposition (USP) – and last but not the least, the implementation of these elements. If your business idea – primarily, your product – is a good one, and you have applied your techniques properly for the development of your business, then you will be much more likely to be successful in your venture.
It’s all a matter of getting off on the right foot. Even though you are armed with this knowledge this doesn’t mean that the process will be straightforward. The point is, anyone can recognize that they need a good product in order to build a company to be successful, however, not everybody has an idea what a good product or business idea really looks like. Let’s examine closely what a business idea is, and how to recognize if it is a good one.
Obviously, the word “product” is rather self explanatory – it’s either the goods or the services that you will be selling. Equally, the term target market niche is becoming more familiar in the business world, referring to the little corner of the marketplace where a particular business places its focus.
However, not as well known is the term “USP”, which stands for unique selling proposition. This last term, which is essentially your individual marketing strategy, is what is often lacking in businesses that fail. What you are attempting to sell is the product itself. It may consist either of something tangible, such as cell phones, paper, shampoo, or something electronic, such as downloadable software, an e-book or e-newsletter, or anything else that can be downloaded or sent over the internet.
Even websites can be considered intangible products. Or, your product can be something you provide, such as a membership, a professional service, or anything else that you can do for a customer that you can charge money for. All of these are considered a product, even though they are extremely different...
Wise investments of your spare funds can be a great way to grow rich. These days, savings accounts offer very low interest and it is a waste to allow your money to lie in them. Based on your appetite for risk and your financial needs, you have various other investment schemes and options to choose from. It is always safer to have a diversified portfolio, that is, to spread your money around in various types of schemes, so that the risks and returns get balanced out. The company you work for (US) would have a 401(k) plan which is always a safe bet.
In this scheme, part of your salary will be deducted every month and given to an independent financial source to manage the investment, so that you get a healthy return at the end of your tenure.That is the idea. For those of you with greater risk-taking ability, stock markets or mutual funds can be a good idea. In stock markets, you can buy shares of companies listed on the stock exchange. Usually, good companies offer dividends along with a fair return on your investment...
Advertising: Online advertising is accomplished through web facilities that render different types of advertising choices to choose from. Now, let’s take a look at them closely:1. Banner ADNormally, banner ADs are placed on top of web pages with hyperlinks to the sites that own these advertisements. Banner Ads generates good marketing effect and they are good for high concentration, branding and product image campaign as well as online sales promotions.
2. Button ADLogo ADs show company logo for surfers to click and get connected to that very business that publish the Logo ADs for the expected advertising effect.
3.Contextual ADThis is a pretty simple but hugely effective advertising method.According to study, surfers focus their attention upon words first and words with solid meanings will be even more attractive to viewers. Concisely edited phrases will certainly attract enough attention from surfers to their final destination site.
4.Sponsored ADAdvertisers bid for their keywords and place them into sponsored AD that are linked to their websites for optimum advertising effect...
Everyone knows that consuming fresh fruit and vegetables can help us lead long and healthy lives. But most people don't know that, when it comes to nutrition, all produce isn't created equal. Indeed, some fruit and vegetables are much more nutritionally dense than others. Given that we tend not to eat all of the fruit and veggies that we should, it's important to make sure that those we choose pack the biggest nutritional bang possible.
Here are some that always come out on top: Vitamin A: When it comes to Vitamin A, which plays a critical role in many of the body's functions, including vision, bone growth, and the immune system, carrots always win the race. A half-cup of carrot juice provides 450% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin A; one raw carrot will give you 175% of the RDA. Spinach, kale, cantaloupe, pumpkin, and apricots come in a respectable, though distant, second. There's only one food that beats out carrots: beef liver. Really, which would you rather have?
Vitamin B6: To a large extent, Americans get most of their B vitamins from fortified cereals. The Vitamin B group is critical to many cell functions, and is instrumental in, for example, carrying oxygen to tissues. Good sources of Vitamin B6 include potatoes (35% RDA) and bananas (34% RDA). Folate, another B vitamin, can be found in spinach, asparagus, mustard greens, green peas, and broccoli...
The music of Wolfgang Mozart is perhaps the most well-known of any composer the world has ever seen. Almost everyone has heard of how Mozart was composing music by the age of five (some urban legends even claim it was at age two) and performing before kings and queens, dukes and duchesses, before he was seven years old. He created more than 600 compositions, from operas to sonatas to full symphonies, and died tragically, mysteriously, before his 36th birthday in 1791. Some of his more well known pieces of music include Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music, 1787) and the operas Don Giovanni (1787) and Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute, 1791)...
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said he sees Apple Inc. as a “significant” future competitor as the two companies begin to build out rival business lines.
Zuckerberg discussed Facebook’s key product areas on Wednesday during a fourth-quarter earnings call, and said he expects there to be “very significant competitive overlap” with the iPhone maker on several of them, including private messaging and augmented reality glasses. He criticized Apple’s iMessage, suggesting it offered weaker privacy than Facebook’s WhatsApp, and implied iMessage’s market dominance in the U.S. was the result of unfair advantages provided by Apple.
“IMessage is the most popular service in the U.S. I think because of the fact that they pre-install it and give their app several advantages that other apps don’t have,” Zuckerberg said. The CEO also said that Facebook and Apple are likely to become direct rivals on the “next computing platform,” referring to virtual and augmented reality headsets. Facebook already offers VR headsets from its Oculus unit, and both companies are building AR glasses. “I think we would expect to see them as more of a competitor there as well,” he added.
Facebook has attacked Apple in recent months, primarily over expected changes to Apple’s iOS 14 mobile software, which will make it harder for the social network to track users and show them ads based on their past online activity. Apple has said it is making the move to protect user privacy, and Facebook has argued that the opt-in requirement will hurt small businesses that rely on targeted advertising for sales. Facebook told analysts Wednesday that the iOS changes could curb its revenue growth.
“Apple may say that they’re doing this to help people, but the moves clearly track their competitive interests,” Zuckerberg said. The threat to revenue growth from Apple’s changes to iOS were part of a broader warning from Facebook about “significant uncertainty” for its business heading into 2021. The Menlo Park, California-based company said sales gains may slow in the second half as pandemic lockdowns -- and the accompanying growth in traffic and ad revenue -- ease...
Vitamin A was given the first letter of the alphabet for a name because it was the first vitamin to be discovered. It was found that vitamin A has a large number of uses in the body including keeping eyes healthy, aiding cell growth and also helping boost the immune system. However, vitamin A is not only absorbed directly but it is also created by the body by converting beta carotene into vitamin A. Vitamin A itself is found in a number of foods such as eggs, milk, liver and meat...
Criminology: When people look into criminology, they may initially be surprised by how expansive the field is. Anyone that is at all associated with the scientific study of crime, the relationship between the criminal and his or her environment, and society’s reaction to crime would have some sort of placement within the scene of Criminology. In some instances, criminologists are researchers that are trying to find the common links between deviant behavior and the environment, in order to try to pinpoint what it is that causes or perpetuates crime. There are currently a number of different theories that attempt to explain, through the process of science, what it is that causes a crime to take place...
Marketing research: Implementing a research is essential to understand the pattern of marketing. This is feasible by searching existing intelligence related to business marketing. It is a form of business research, business-to-business marketing research and business marketing research. Marketing research is done in many forms and all these forms are known as problem-identification research.
Research in advertising is done to determine the copy testing of advertisements. It is also used to know the efficiency of ads placed in any medium, the customer attention it gets, the message it delivers and how it motivates the customers to buy the product. Commercial eye tracking is done to understand the visual behavior of the customer. Ads, websites, etc., are analyzed for this.
Before an advertisement is released in the market, its performance can be forecasted with the help of copy testing which takes consumer’s level of attention, motivation, brand liking, and entertainment into consideration. When a customer buys something online he analyses it in order to make the decision, this is one of the criteria on which consumer decision research is done.
Interviews and surveys can be done to understand consumer’s level of satisfaction, which is known as customer satisfaction studies. The demographic and psychology of the people of a particular geographical region can be studied with the help of segmentation research. When analyzing is to be done about brand recognition, brand performance, brand preference and awareness, ad tracking is done.
A favorite brand can be recognized with the help of brand equity research. Tests are conducted so as to determine what the customer thinks about a brand or a product and it is specifically known as brand name testing. The demand of a product can be understood by demand estimation. After the demand of the product is taken care of, the quality should be checked from time to time. Appointing mystery shoppers who is usually an employee of the market research firm does this. He buys goods through a salesperson and notes down the whole experience.
This procedure can be used to do research about rival companies’ products. Before practical application of a concept, concept testing should be done which tells whether the targeted audience will like the idea or not. Test marketing is done by introducing a product in small numbers in the market and observing the sales, after which the product is launched on a large-scale. Following the initial phase, when the company thinks of increasing the price of the product, price elasticity testing should be carried out which shows customer reaction to price fluctuations...
Job Interviews: An interview almost invariably closes with the potential employer asking if you have any questions. Often an applicant will ask for clarification on benefits -insurance, vacation time, etc. While these are obviously important for you to know, they plant a seed in the interviewer's mind that maybe you are more interested in what the job can do for you than in how you can help the employer.
Try to have three or four questions ready to ask that demonstrate your interest in the company and your desire to be a problem-solver. If you have been able to do some research, trot out a question or two that came to mind. If you have been able to come up with some ideas that relate to the problem, throw them out to see how the employer reacts.
If you have been able to identify some trends or problems in the industry, ask how that is going to affect the company and what they are doing to deal with it. Show your concern about industry developments and what that may bode for the future.
If some current challenges have been brought up earlier in the interview, ask for clarification and more detail. The more the interviewer interacts with you as if your concerns are mutual, and that possible solutions are something you could consider together, the more you will be seen as a valuable future member of his team and the more likely you will be asked to join that team.
Toughest Interview Questions? Today's interview questions are becoming increasingly more difficult. I have compiled a list of questions that interviewers regard as the toughest to answer. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions, but be prepared to for them to be asked.
1. Talk about yourself? (Prepare for 2 minutes)
2. If you were a Leader of a country, which problem would you tackle first and why? 3. If you made a film about yourself, who would play your character?
4. Is a Tomato a Fruit or Vegetable?
5. Describe a Tennis Ball? Be prepared for Questions like these as this will prove you really want the job, have a creative thought process, be able to sell yourself and be confident is a stressful environment...
IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken...
Fundraising is, without a doubt, extremely challenging work. For any of you with experience in this line of work, you will understand what I mean. For the rest of you, go out and volunteer your time with a local non-profit organization. After that, I think you will understand.
While this can be a challenging profession, it continues to be quite rewarding in many respects. Fundraising is simply the process of soliciting and gathering donations as money or other means, by requesting contributions from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies.Fundraising typically refers to efforts to collect money on behalf of non-profit organizations, and is at times used to refer to the identification and solicitation of investors or other sources of capital for-profit enterprises.
Typically, fundraising consisted mostly of asking for donations on the street or at people's doors. There are four major forms of fundraising. When one mentions fundraising to the average person, the image of a well-meaning person going door-to-door begging for support immediately comes to mind. While most of us have been there at some point or other, there is a lot more to this business than meets the eye.
And yes, this is a business. The business of managing relationships; relationships which, more often than not, are the key determining factor for success. The first major form of fundraising is dealing with institutional grantors. These organizations are often the most difficult to deal with, due to the inherent bureaucratic nature of these types of organizations...
Orgasm: This is a sad fact that, in these modern times, somewhere between 10% and 20% of adult women have never experienced an orgasm, and as many as 50% of women don’t orgasm during sex.
Sexual and sensual education have advanced to where we now understand much more about the female orgasm, such as the fact that women have two completely different places they can stimulate in order to bring themselves to full satisfaction.
Since the vibrator was specifically created to allow women to experience orgasms, it remains the best tool for women to discover what they enjoy, and what stimulates them in the best way to achieve the ultimate O.
The first step, of course, is acquiring a vibrator.
Most “adult stores” are pretty tacky and uncomfortable for women to shop in, which is why the internet is such a popular medium for adult toy shopping.Look at the pictures, read about the materials, and choose something you find attractive and that looks fun.
This is the first step on a wonderful journey, so enjoy it! To allow the best experience with your vibrator, give yourself some time with it.
Before you even switch it on, get relaxed and turned on. Take a long bubble bath, read an erotic story, get yourself in the mood...
Trump campaign megadonor Julie Jenkins Fancelli—heiress to the billionaire Publix fortune—donated the bulk of the funds that helped pay for a Jan. 6 rally at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. which preceded the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to the Wall Street Journal. Fancelli is the daughter of Florida-based Publix Super Markets founder George W. Jenkins (d. 1996) and a member of the Jenkins family – the 39th richest family in the country with a net worth of $8.8 billion, according to Forbes.
Far-right radio host Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist who has called the Sandy Hook shooting a false flag event, arranged for Fancelli to donate $300,000 for the event, according to the Journal. Her donation reportedly represents the “lion’s share” of the half a million in funding for the event, at which former President Donald Trump urged supporters to “fight like hell” and said “we gotta get rid of the weak Congressman,” shortly before they stormed the Capitol.
A spokesperson for Publix told the Journal Fancelli does not “represent the company in any way.” Fancelli’s contribution was coordinated by Caroline Wren, a former official at Trump Victory – the Trump campaign’s joint fundraising committee with the Republican National Committee – who helped organize the logistics and fundraising for the event, according to the Journal and ProPublica.
KEY BACKGROUNDThe event was meant as a last stand for the “Stop The Steal” effort, built on Trump’s baseless claims the election was stolen through widespread voter fraud. Other groups involved in the event included youth conservative group Turning Points Action and an arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association. Some of the event’s attendees marched to the Capitol and stormed the building in an effort to stop lawmakers from certifying President Joe Biden’s victory. Five people were killed during the riot.
BIG NUMBER$997,300. That’s how much Fancelli donated to Trump Victory, according to Federal Election Commission records. She gave another $525,900 directly to the RNC, $11,000 to the Trump campaign and $500,000 to Trump-aligned super PAC America First Action in the 2020 cycle, in addition to hundreds of thousands to state Republican parties and down-ballot candidates such as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.).
SURPRISING FACTDespite her support for Trump and the “stop the steal” effort, Fancelli gave to a number of swing-seat Republicans who acknowledged Biden as president-elect early or voted against overturning the election, such as Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), as well as Reps. David Valadao (R-Calif.), Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.), Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) and Michelle Steel (R-Calif.).
CHIEF CRITICJudd Legum, author of political newsletter Popular Information, noted that Publix donated to Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) – both of whom voted in favor of objections to Biden electors – but has not said whether it plans to join dozens of companies suspending political donations in the wake of the Capitol attack.
TANGENTThough roughly 80% of Publix is owned by employees, the remainder is owned by the...
Legal terms: Legal issues and problems are stressful, complex and inevitable. If you get wrapped up in legal issues, it sometimes helps to understand the lingo being bandied about.
Contract: An agreement between two or more parties in which each party agrees to provide something in exchange for the other party doing the same. Typically, one party provides money while the other provides a service or product. Contracts can be oral or written, but oral contracts are difficult to enforce.
Copyright: The legal right attached to literary, musical, dramatic or artistic works. Copyright automatically attaches to the piece in favor of the creator of it. To sue for copyright infringement, the creator must file for an official copyright from the Library of Congress or the proper authorities where they reside.
Intellectual Property: A product or idea that has tangible commercial value. Examples of intellectual property include copyrighted works such as books, patented items such as a product design and a trademarked item for a brand. The word “Amazon” is not considered intellectual property. When applied to the Internet, however, the word is intellectual property as it refers to a brand for an online bookstore...
South African cuisine: The food from South Africa is as diverse as the people that live there, influenced by many countries and cultures over the centuries. They have been able to combine all the great ingredients introduced to the country and making it their one, UNIQUE. Nothing tastes as great as South African food! That is what South Africans say. But why not try it and judge for yourself. One big influence on the choice of food must be the two bordering oceans, the Atlantic and Indian.Seafood plays a very important role in any diet and can be enjoyed in a great variety of ways. Shell fish, rock lobster, crayfish, salt cod, kingklip and snoek (a pickled fish) are only a few of the great dishes enjoyed very often. They can be served with onions, lemon butter, chilli peppers or a great curry. The crayfish are best served braised with onions and chillies and snoek must be barbecued.
If you are looking for variety, you won’t be disappointed! South African cuisine caters for all and no matter what you prefer, you will find something on the menu to suit your taste. The food is both elegant and glows with simplicity. If you are looking for a main course and you are not a seafood lover, don’t worry. Look at the following choices and see what you like the look of. On the top of the menu is the great Afrikaner “hoenderpastei”, or chicken pie, inspired by the British pastries, but totally different and unique....
Love and happiness: You truly love each other but can’t manage to communicate without disagreeing, fighting and ending up exhausted, each one in his corner, trying to lick his wounds and thinking of how to guard one self against a new attack. And in spite of that…you love each other? How is this possible? Why do people hurt most those they love? How is it possible that we can’t express our love? How come we are full of good intentions but when it comes to reality we find ourselves again shouting and blaming the other one. And then that monster of guilt jumps out of nowhere to our throat to strangle us once again.
How to stop this infernal behavior? First let me explain why this happens. We all need energy. We need energy to live and to survive. Energy comes in many forms : love, attention, interest, food, friendship, money, approval, recognition… We all need this to feel good, to build our personality and to find our place in society. But here it is : as long as we think this energy has to come from other human beings, we will get caught up in struggle. Because human energy is limited. We have to fight for it. Human energy doesn’t last. There isn’t enough of it....
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Why do you think it's crucial to consider the proper tips in purchasing the equestrian boots to be used with or without any horseback riding competition? Do you think you can get on with a long ride without the proper equestrian boots? We discuss the necessity of choosing the appropriate equestrian apparel such as the boots for someone like you whose passion is all about horse-related stuff.
What are equestrian boots? Equestrian boots are likewise termed as horseback riding boots. They are the footwear that you are required to use whenever you are going for a ride with your horse. The definition itself practically sounds too simple but of course there is a special reason as to why you must wear these.
The general idea is that these boots are capable of keeping you safe and comfortable even as you take heavy and rugged terrains. You must understand that your horseback riding adventures are sure to engage several other difficulties and challenges, much more, accidents. If you are not wearing the proper footwear, then you just can't imagine what may happen to you should untoward incidents arise.
What are the different equestrian boots? Did you know that there are several types and styles of equestrian boots? Surely, there are. They are like clothes which have various categories depending on what trend is hot and in for everyone. The same goes with these boots. Historically speaking, the equestrian boots were supposedly made out of higher heels which were geared towards the prevention of foot slipping. Now, today's...
Dealing with loneliness: This world is a crowd. We all live in a crowd. Our family, our friends, our business associates, our co-workers, and our community. All these form a crowd for us not in the dictionary sense, but let us say that we are always getting connected with someone, somewhere and are not living on an island alone. Even then, many of us feel lonely. Are you one of them? Being lonely means - you are not able to share your deepest thoughts with anyone.
You have issues at home. You have issues at office. You have issues with your relatives. You have issues with your friends. You are carrying so much of hurt and guilt inside yourself. You want to do many things, and at times, need help. You don't know, whom to ask? You feel lonely. You feel all alone. You feel that no one understands you.
Despite all your trials, you fail to share and convey your feelings. If you talk about office issues with your wife/husband or your girlfriend/boyfriend, you are not able to get any good advice. They all have their suggestions and analysis of your situation, but that differs greatly from what you believe to be true. Therefore, you shut up after talking for a while with them. You have friends with whom you try to talk about your problems. But they want to tell you theirs first. What is taken quite seriously by you, is considered ordinary by others.
What do you do? Should you consult a psychiatrist? How will that help? Your character, and your thinking. Is something wrong with them? Who will tell you? Who will guide? You feel very disturbed at all the times. You want peace in your mind. You go out to walk alone, but your thoughts don't leave you anywhere. This agitation of mind is becoming intolerable.
You feel lonely. You want to talk with someone who will understand your point of view and tell you what to do? Are you one of such people? Do you feel lonely? Do you also feel that you have no one to share your deepest thoughts? Have you started feeling that everyone is selfish? No one has got time for you? No one wants to understand you? No one cares for you? What can you do in such a situation? You may be feeling helpless, but something ought to be done. The first step in such agitation should be to avoid thinking for some time during the day. Involve yourself in some such activity that takes your mind away from itself. Any activity that will engross you completely...