Intel IT goes live with the Expert Center on BlogTalkRadio!

first_imgFrom the desk of Kelsey Witherow… Topic: Listen in as your hosts talk with Dave McCray, Intel’s IT Program Manager. Intel IT is a leader in the activation and use of AMT. They have activated & provisioned over 10k machines – hear how they did it, why they are doing it & how to make your integration better based on Intel IT’s best known methods. Also get a scoop on what you’ll find in the coming year. Date/Time: 8/4/2008 3:30PM Call-In Number: (347) 326-9831 You can also visit Open Port Radio or Stream this Show Online !http://communities.intel.com/openport/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/38-11384-1651/btrbetalogo.gif! The vPro Expert Center’s BlogTalkRadio show is hosted by Josh Hilliker, Russ Pam, and Jeff Torello. This bi-weekly informal show covers a variety of topics and is a perfect avenue to get your questions answered. Listen in live, give your two cents, or just download the show after it has aired. Make sure not to miss out on this awesome opportunity to learn and engage with the vPro experts. Can’t join us live? Have no fear, blogtalkradio let’s you listen to the show whenever you have the time. Visit the Open Port Radio site (link is above) to hear previous shows and even catch a glimpse of what’s to come!last_img read more

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Nagasu becomes 3rd woman, 1st American, to land Olympic triple axel

first_imgNagasu accomplished the rare feat just 21 seconds into the women’s free skate on Monday. She was the first of the five women to compete and led off her routine with the triple axel, drawing huge cheers from the crowd at the Gangneung Ice Arena.“I feel really great,” Nagasu said. “Going into it, I was like a train and I was like, ‘Get on the tracks and get some speed.’ And, I tripped a couple times. I don’t know if you could tell. It was more something I could feel, but to nail it the way I did, even out of the corner of my eye, I could see my teammates standing out of excitement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“And at that moment, I wanted to stop the music and get off, but I still had my whole program ahead of me.”And, she took care of business. Nagasu skated a flawless routine and pumped both fists as she completed it, smiling as the crowd gave her a standing ovation. LATEST STORIES Nagasu also drew lots of compliments from fellow American skaters, incuding Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton and Meryl Davis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mirai Nagasu reacts after her performance during the women’s free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Mirai Nagasu wasted no time making some figure skating history.The 24-year-old from Montebello, California, became the first American woman _ and third woman overall _ to land a triple axel in the Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Truth is: Cavaliers rout Celtics on Paul Pierce’s day Nagasu had landed triple axels in previous competitions, but never in such a pressure-packed situation as the Olympic stage.“To complete the performance to the best of my ability is really exciting,” she said.She received a personal-best score of 137.53 points, narrowly edging Canada’s Gabrielle Daleman (137.14) for second place in the free skate. Russian Alina Zagitova won the event, topping even her performance in taking the European title last month with a season-best 158.08 points.Japan’s Midori Ito and Mao Asada also landed triple axels during the Olympics. Nagasu, who is also Japanese, joked about the history the three now share.“Maybe it’s the Japanese genetics,” Nagasu said with a big smile. “But lucky for me, I’m American, so I’m the first American to land it.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais View comments ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridlast_img read more

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We are waiting to know the future of the Indo-Pak series, says PCB chief Shahryar Khan

first_imgIn the backdrop of the uncertainty over a bilateral cricket series, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shahryar Khan on Thursday urged India not to mix sports with politics and did not rule out using the option of boycott if the matches do not materialise.”Politics should not be mixed with sports, both should be separate. Don’t deny the spectators and fans some wonderful cricket,” Khan told reporters here.Khan, a former Pakistan foreign secretary, denied having said that if the December series do not go through, his country would boycott India in International Cricket Council (ICC) events but later revealed that boycotting would be an extreme measure.”No, I never said anything about boycotting India in ICC events. But PCB is still waiting to know the future of the Indo-Pak series in December.”Also read: Pakistan will no longer ask India to play the bilateral series: PCB “Boycotting is an extreme measure but it is an option. If you don’t agree to the conditions of a signed document then definitely I will ask for compensation. The series is an agreement and if it does not takes place it is reasonable to ask for a compensation,” Khan said.”If BCCI does not honour the MoU then we will see what needs to be done. We have other options too open to us. but if the series does not take place we will suffer financial and other losses.”The PCB chief flew in to the city on Wednesday night to meet the family of the late Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya.advertisementThe two countries were supposed to play a bilateral series in December, but political tensions between the two neighbours have made the tournament doubtful.However, Khan said the BCCI should honour the six-series MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) it had signed with the PCB.”We had signed an MoU with BCCI for six series between India and Pakistan. First of this series is scheduled in December. We also hope that BCCI honours the MoU we signed for these six series,” he said.Khan also revealed he was going to have a meeting with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and discuss with him the possibilities of holding the series.”I have had a reply from Thakur that he will be meeting me in Dubai, where we will probably decide what is to be done. The final decision, however rests with the Government of India,” he said.The 81-year-old added he would also discuss the MoU with BCCI presidential candidate Shashank Manohar who is in all possibilities will be elected as the next BCCI president at the Special General Meeting on October 4.”I will tell him about the BCCI MoU but we will see if he will honour it, I have high regard for him (Manohar), I will assure him of our cooperation and congratulate him in advance when I visit Delhi,” Khan said.last_img read more

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Women Empowering Nonprofits

first_imgThroughout March, Network for Good has been celebrating Women’s History Month with profiles and Q&As of female leaders in the nonprofit sector. From food banks to crisis centers to youth empowerment and rebuilding communities, the leaders of these nonprofits are actively advancing their mission every day; just like all the nonprofits we serve.In case you missed any, here are links to the posts featuring the many Women in Philanthropy we’re proud to work with at Network for Good. We hope you enjoy their stories as much as we have enjoyed telling them. While Women’s History Month has come to a close, the work of these women continues to inspire.Women in Philanthropy Profile SeriesKim O’Brien, Executive Director, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative“I do a lot of connecting the dots. My work is about connecting nonprofit leaders to the resources in the community that can help them with whatever they’re working on at the time.” (Read Profile)Amy Navejas, Executive Director and CEO, Better Health“We don’t want anybody to have to choose between food and rent and a critical medical need.” (Read Profile)Janet Cobb, Personal Fundraising Coach“I believe in the power of empowering others. The nonprofit sector declares that “we” are all in this together instead of “every ‘man’ for himself.” I believe in the interdependence of the community that fosters the independence of individuals within that community.” (Read Profile)Abigail Erickson-Torres, CEO, Bryan’s House“When I see a need, I want to do something about it. I’m always working towards bettering the lives of other people, especially women and children, or people who are homeless, disparaged, or underserved. I wake up every day thinking about how I can make the world a better place.” (Read Profile)Lois Bennett, Founder and Executive Director, Feeding Hands“We all cross paths with people in need every day, but they’re invisible. If we all go through life only concerned about ourselves, we’ll never see anybody else. We’ll never see the needs right in front of us. We’ll never be moved to help, and we will never know the blessing that comes to both the giver and the recipient from serving another. If we can open eyes to see, then we can multiply our impact manifold and help change our corner of the world.” (Read Profile)LaVondra Dobbs, CEO, Via Link“CEOs truly must understand their funding sources. The relationships with those funders and developing other funding streams is crucial. There have been people in foundations who have made my goals possible because they introduced me to other people and got me in doors I knew I needed to get through.” (Read Profile)Robin Cabral, Personal Fundraising Coach“I enjoy connecting donors with the causes that are near to their heart and help them fulfill their own passions and purpose in life. There is nothing more important and noble than serving as this philanthropic facilitator.” (Read Profile)Emily Roisman, Chief Legal Officer and Board Chair, PRoTECHOS“I see a problem and I want to solve it. That’s also what I love about my job as a lawyer. The problems here in Puerto Rico will not be fixed without the help of nonprofits. I’m not going to save the world, but I want to fix the problems that I can see. One of the tenets of Judaism is “tikkun olam,” which means “repair the world.” I love that idea.” (Read Profile)Latoya Lewis, Founder and Executive Director, EnventU“Every young person has a uniqueness to offer this world. The only “difference maker” is an opportunity to explore it. At its core, EnventU is opportunity.” (Read Profile)Martha Allen, Executive Director, Extra Table“You have to love something intensely and intimately to do this type of selfless work that requires long hours and depends on lots of delegation and balance. Everyone spends so much time at work, but nonprofit work is different. It’s all consuming. There are so many things you do to prepare before you even get to the office and in the evening after you come home. But I go to bed at night knowing I made a difference in the lives of people that can’t break the cycle of their current circumstances, and they just need help.” (Read Profile)last_img read more

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Davis Cup: France reach final after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Dusan Lajovic

first_imgFrance punched their ticket to the Davis Cup final when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-2 to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead against Serbia on Sunday.Playing on clay at Lille’s Pierre Mauroy stadium, Les Bleus did not have it easy in their semi-final against a team deprived of former world number one Novak Djokovic as they set up a meeting against Australia or Belgium.France were the heavy favourites against Serbia and they delivered despite unexpectedly losing the first point when Lucas Pouille lost to Lajovic on Friday.Looks like the party’s already started in Lille! ?????????º?????????º pic.twitter.com/G8h1YT6J5eDavis Cup (@DavisCup) September 17, 2017Now that’s how you celebrate your 20th #DavisCup win! Great stuff @tsonga7 ????????? pic.twitter.com/IjxH4qHbQhDavis Cup (@DavisCup) September 17, 2017Playing on clay at Lille’s Pierre Mauroy stadium, Les Bleus did not have it easy in their semi-final against a team deprived of former world number one Novak Djokovic as they set up a meeting against Australia or Belgium.French number one Tsonga, however, played solid tennis against LasloDjere and Lajovic to give Les Bleus two points while grand slamchampions Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won their doublesagainst Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic.”It was an exciting tie and the mindset was perfect,” said France team captain Yannick Noah.”There were ups and downs but let’s enjoy it. Being in the final was a dream.”France played their last final in 2014, losing in Lille to Roger Federer’s Switwerland.advertisementlast_img read more

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9 Pct of Global Terminals Are SemiAutomated

first_imgAutomation is playing an ever more important role in the development of ports and terminals as a way of improving the speed and services.Speaking to World Maritime News, Daniel Schäfer, Market Analyst at German DS Research, said that automation is a major industry trend and that most major terminal operators already gained experience with different types of automated box handling equipment.Daniel Schäfer, Market Analyst at DS ResearchBased on data from DS Research, there are 56 semi-automated container terminals as of year-end 2017, with a combined capacity of 105 million TEU, representing 9% of the global capacity. This predominantly includes automated yard equipment, the so-called Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs), while the percentage of gate automation is higher and the share of automated horizontal equipment and automated ship-to-shore cranes range between 3-4 percentage points.An additional 60 (semi-) automated terminals with a combined capacity of 90 million TEU are planned for the years 2018-’23, he said, adding that, in consequence, one third of all capacity additions will include some sort of automated container handling equipment in that period of time, a broader geographical footprint and an increasing share of automated horizontal transport & quay cranes.Speaking about the ups and downs of terminal automation in terms of work efficiency, Schäfer said that “automated terminals are still less flexible compared to manual operation, and are not yet competitive regarding peak productivity. That said, the key rationale for terminal automation is cost reduction. Labor costs average out at about 50% of total costs at container terminals.”“As a terminal operator you should want to implement automation alongside with new equipment, and the operational fleet at developing countries is largely too young (by at least 5-10 years) to get replaced. In this respect, mature economies have substantial market potential, and of course medium-sized or large terminals will more likely make the step towards automation than small ones.”Regarding the needs to increase automation in these terminals, Schäfer informed that appropriate hardware and software offerings are key. Retrofitting an existing terminal with automated container handling equipment adds additional layers of complexity compared to the implementation at a greenfield site, he continued.“As a terminal operator though, you wouldn’t want anything interrupting your running operations. Equipment manufacturers respond to that need by e.g. offering stepwise implementation of automation, respectively machines which are ready to get automated. This approach seems to fit better. But as of now, only a mere 10-12 automation retrofitted terminals are planned or already exist.”As technology development spreads beyond large terminals, there is already evidence that automated equipment is implemented at smaller terminals, for instance at intermodal terminals in the US, for specific applications.“But in general, hardware and software used at small terminals is more heterogeneous. Suppliers will not invest in product development considering the low quantities of uniform products and services. This certainly results in a lower degree of automation at smaller terminals in the short, medium and long term.”Schäfer added that DS Research collected project details on roughly 580 individual projects, i.e. project phases, scheduled for completion from 2018 onwards. About 170 of those projects are under construction, 220 are in an early stage prior to construction and some 190 projects are master-planned, which means largely prior to approval from regulatory bodies and not scheduled for completion during the next 5 to 6 years.“Based on our judgment for each expansion project, as well as on demand growth perspectives, we assume that about two thirds of the projects scheduled for completion within the next 6 years will get completed, whereas 21% will get deleted and 12% will get delayed.”According to Schäfer, project cancellations mainly derive from public-private partnership (PPP)-projects facing a financing issue; when finance is pending for several years and interest from investors is not expected. Project delays mainly refer to expansion projects at existing facilities, where utilization levels have not reached the required level of 70-80% to trigger the next phase of expansion. Hence, if the growth expectations of the terminal operator/developer do not materialize, the project will get postponed or downsized. Due to the overall moderate growth rates of the industry, the trigger point for a next expansion phase is in general reached later, compared to the time prior to the financial crisis.Nearly 100 multi-purpose terminal projects, which include a container handling component, are a part of the above-mentioned 580 global projects list. These projects are comparatively small, rarely exceeding a project size of 500,000 TEU annual handling capacity. DS Research said that there is a larger interest in the development of multi-purpose terminals compared to container terminal projects, adding that for instance the interest of international operators in this kind of facilities increased, as they seek for revenue streams outside the traditional box terminal sector.Large terminal projects seeking to attract transshipment traffic are located along the major east-west shipping lanes, e.g. in Singapore, Malaysia, India, the United Arab Emirates, near the Suez Canal or in the Mediterranean Sea. Other than that, projects cluster in vivid emerging economies, such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Sub-Sahara Africa, whereas a lot of expansion projects at the US East Coast have emerged in the aftermath of the Panama Canal expansion.In conclusion, commenting on the recent trade war developments between the US and China, Schäfer said that specific container ports and terminals in the US will be affected, but the ultimate impact is yet unclear.The tariffs on USD 50 billion of Chinese goods imported to the US threaten roughly 900,000 TEU annual port throughput, while the third phase of tariffs on additional USD 200 billion in goods from China, which came into force on September 24, could threaten 4-5 million TEU port throughput in the US. The ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seattle, New York-New Jersey and Savannah are most exposed to Chinese imports and will certainly be affected, according to Schäfer, while the trade war between China and the US could potentially accelerate the Belt and Road initiative.Interview by Erna Penjiclast_img read more

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Watchdog group investigating Ontario police chief and board on allegations of corruption

first_imgDURHAM, ONT. (680 NEWS) — An Ontario police chief and police board are under investigation by a public watchdog agency after officers came forward with allegations of corruption.The Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) — an independent civilian oversight agency with quasi-judicial powers — launched an investigation into allegations made against the Durham Region Police Chief Paul Martin, the Durham Region Police Services Board, and other high-ranking members of the Durham Regional Police Service.The Solicitor General’s office confirmed the investigation to CityNews and said they have appointed an administrator for the duration of the investigation.Press Secretary Marion Isabeau Ringuette said the concerns were brought to the attention of Solicitor General regarding the board and the police service and requested the OCPC investigate, but say no one has been relieved of their duties.According to a lawyer representing seven Durham police officers from different ranks, the officers stepped forward with allegations of “corrupt practices by the senior command.” None of the allegations have been proven.Peter Brauti tells CityNews the allegations starting coming in November and December of last year, and more came out in early 2019.Brauti says former Toronto Police Deputy Chief Mike Federico will be acting as the administrator and will be overseeing the police service. He reiterates Durham police chief Paul Martin has not been removed, but his powers have been diminished.“He will be overseeing the police service and a lot of it’s functions, so a lot of the authority the Chief previously had will be given to the administrator,” said Brauti.A statement from the Durham Regional Police Services board says Martin will continue to serve as Chief of Police while the investigation is ongoing.Brauti is not able to detail the nature allegations as the investigation is ongoing, and says he believes it could take up to a year due to the wide scope.He called the investigation “unprecedented” and added he believes it’s the first ever in the province of Ontario.The investigation is expected to begin next week.last_img read more

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King Mohammed VI Congratulates Colombian Pres. on Wining 2016 Nobel Peace…

Rabat – King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Calderon for wining the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.In this message, the King extended to the Colombian head of state his heartfelt congratulations for this prestigious prize which is a recognition of his sustained efforts in favor of peace, security and stability in his friendly country, saying that he is convinced that this prize will reinforce the determination of president Santos Calderon to continue his tireless work to serve dialogue and foster national reconciliation.The sovereign reiterated on this occasion, based on the ties of friendship and fruitful cooperation between Morocco and Colombia, Morocco’s support for initiatives undertaken by the Colombian president to strengthen dialogue and understanding in this country and achieve the aspirations of the friendly Colombian people for further progress, development and security read more

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Film star Rupert Everett visits Russia as UN envoy on HIVAIDS

Rupert Everett, the actor who is a Special Representative of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), is on a four-day visit to Russia to learn what is being done to reverse the spread of the epidemic in a country where the number of those living with HIV is officially put at 386,000, but is widely believed to be up to 1.1 million. “This trip is special to me – I want to help UNAIDS raise awareness about how HIV affects the most vulnerable groups in our society,” said Mr. Everett, known for several acclaimed films including “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “Another Country.” “Often HIV is linked with other diseases such as TB and those affected are often discriminated against.” Mr. Everett, who will visit specific AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) projects in St. Petersburg and Moscow, has for many years been active in AIDS response, but this is his first official trip with UNAIDS since being appointed a Special Representative on World AIDS Day last December. He will be accompanied by UNAIDS Regional Director Bertil Lindblad and Programme Coordinator Lisa Carty. Mr. Lindblad underlined the importance of celebrity support in the AIDS response and in particular how Mr. Everett’s visit to Russia will help draw attention to the problems in the region. “People in the public eye like Rupert Everett can inspire and motivate others to unite against AIDS,” he said. Worldwide more than 39.5 million people are estimated to be living with HIV. In 2006, 2.9 million people died of AIDS. 24 September 2007Rupert Everett, the actor who is a Special Representative of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), is on a four-day visit to Russia to learn what is being done to reverse the spread of the epidemic in a country where the number of those living with HIV is officially put at 386,000, but is widely believed to be up to 1.1 million. read more

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PepsiCos profit beats Wall Street expectations lifted by higher prices for snacks

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PepsiCo’s profit beats Wall Street expectations, lifted by higher prices for snacks, drinks NEW YORK, N.Y. – PepsiCo Inc. reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday and said its mixed portfolio played a role, underscoring its resistance to splitting up its drinks and snacks businesses.The company, which makes Gatorade, Tropicana, Quaker and Frito-Lay chips, said higher prices helped lift revenue for its Americas food division. Volume also rose 2 per cent for the unit, its biggest division by sales.Revenue in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa also saw gains, helped by stronger volumes.Its Americas beverage unit remained a drag, however. Revenue slipped as price hikes failed to offset a 3.5 per cent decline in volume. Sodas in North America fell in the mid-single digits, while non-carbonated drinks declined in the low-single digits.“The fact remains that the beverage category in the U.S. has its challenges, especially carbonated soft drinks,” CEO Indra Nooyi said in a call with analysts. But she said productivity in the unit is improving and alluded to the company’s work in trying to find a way to reduce calories in sodas while using natural sweeteners.The results come a week after investor Nelson Peltz said he wants PepsiCo to split its beverage and food businesses and buy Oreo cookie maker Mondelez to create a major global snacks company. Peltz says PepsiCo’s snacks unit is being overshadowed by its underperforming drinks unit.The company, based in Purchase, N.Y., is often compared unfavourably to Coca-Cola Co., particularly as it has lost market share to Coca-Cola in recent years. But unlike Coca-Cola, which is focused entirely on drinks, PepsiCo now gets about half its revenue from its snacks and other food, such as oatmeal and yogurt.In an interview on CNBC, Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston said that the company’s variety of products helped it deliver strong results despite bad weather during the period.For example, he noted that Gatorade sales increase when it’s hot, and that Quaker and Tropicana sales increase when it’s cold or when people have the flu.“The portfolio is what enables you to power through these things,” Johnston said.Last week, Coca-Cola Co. had blamed unusually cold, wet weather for its disappointing results, saying such conditions aren’t good for sales of soda and other drinks.In an apparent dig, Johnston also noted that the deal being proposed by Peltz would benefit Mondelez shareholders; Peltz owned a $1.23 billion stake in Mondelez as of March 31, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.In addition to higher prices for its drinks and snacks, PepsiCo, based in Purchase, N.Y., noted that its improved productivity also helped lift operating profit during the period. It stood by its outlook for year, with core earnings per share expected to grow 7 per cent.Its stock fell 56 cents to close at $85.64 Wednesday. Over the past year, it’s up about 25 per cent.PepsiCo has repeatedly stressed that it plans to move forward as a combined snack and drink company, and that it’s not interested in any major deals. The CEO of investment firm BlackRock, which owns a 5 per cent stake in PepsiCo, has said that he backs the company and disagrees with Peltz’s plan.Besides, PepsiCo is already reviewing some options that could quiet investors.The company is considering a restructuring for its North American beverage unit, including a possible spinoff. That would mean that the company would still sell its beverages in others parts of the world, such as China and India, where the business is faring far better.“All of the options are on the table,” Johnston said in a call with reporters.An update on that review isn’t expected until early next year.A spinoff of just the North American beverages is one of the alternative options outlined in a white paper by Peltz’s Trian Fund Management.For the quarter ended June 15, PepsiCo said it earned $2.01 billion, or $1.28 per share. That’s up from $1.49 billion, or 94 cents per share, in the year-ago period when its results were hit by one-time charges as a result of a deal to expand distribution in China.Not including one-time items, it earned $1.31 per share, above the $1.19 analysts expected.Revenue rose 2 per cent to $16.81 billion, more than the $16.79 billion forecast by Wall Street. by Candice Choi, The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2013 7:06 am MDT read more

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Save the date for annual Presidents Holiday Celebration

Brock faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual President’s Holiday Celebration on Monday, Dec. 10 in Market Hall.Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served at 2 p.m. followed by remarks from President Gervan Fearon and the presentation of staff service awards at 2:30 p.m. RSVP is not required.Recipients of the President’s Distinguished Staff Service Award for Outstanding Contributions and the Human Resources Distinguished Staff Service Award for Leadership will receive a certificate of recognition and a $500 cash reward. Both awards are available to ongoing staff members with at least 12 months of service. Nominations were due at the end of October. Employees who have reached 25- and 35-year service milestones will also be honoured.The venue for this year’s event was changed from Pond Inlet to Market Hall to accommodate growing attendance. Last year’s holiday celebration drew a record number of nearly 350 people. read more

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A little boy in Tipp got stuck in a toy claw machine

first_imgA little boy in Tipp got stuck in a toy claw machine (but everything worked out okay) What a hero. By DailyEdge.ie WELL, IT HAS happened. A kid in Tipperary got stuck in one of those claw machines. Source: Damien MurphyHis little face!Our little hero is Jamie Bracken-Murphy, who crawled into one of the machines in a play centre in Nenagh because he wanted a teddy. His dad Damien explained how the event unfolded in the most succinct of all Facebook statuses:> In play centre.> Takes eyes off 3 year old mischievous son for 6 seconds.> Hears muffled complaint near the amusements.> Look up, see this.> What do?What do, indeedhttps://www.facebook.com/Disasterbator/videos/10158267551735447/?permPage=1Little Jamie struggled to find his way out, but luckily help was on hand.He was rescued by an off-duty fireman who encouraged him to climb back out the way he’d gone in. Source: Damien MurphyHe and his brother Shane both got a free toy out of it.Damien told DailyEdge.ie that he was delighted with the loot, and here’s the proof: Source: Damien MurphyNow there’s a face that says, ‘worth it!’Written by Nicola Byrne and posted on DailyEdge.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 17 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3299815 Mar 21st 2017, 7:43 PM Share484 Tweet Email18 Tuesday 21 Mar 2017, 7:43 PM Short URL 36,196 Views last_img read more

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Officer involved shooting fatally wounds man in San Ysidro

first_img KUSI Newsroom 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) – A man firing off a rifle at a San Ysidro mobile home park this afternoon was fatally shot during a confrontation with police, authorities said.Patrol officers were responding to a report of gunfire in the 100 block of West Calle Primera when the fatal shooting occurred shortly before 2 p.m., according to San Diego police.It was not immediately clear if the suspect had been struck by officers’ gunfire or if he may have shot himself.The man, armed with what appeared to be an AK-47, died at the scene of the shooting. His name was not immediately released.No other injuries were reported, though a residential trailer reportedly was struck by bullets.Neighbors told news crews the suspect had been walking through the small mobile home park near the southern junction of Interstate 5 and I-805 with the gun in his hands, apparently searching for someone, and had fired shots prior to the arrival of police.The gunfire prompted a brief lockdown at nearby Willow Elementary School. KUSI Newsroom, Officer involved shooting fatally wounds man in San Ysidro An officer involved shooting occurred in the San Ysidro community yesterday afternoon. Details listed below. pic.twitter.com/BGf2hramgt— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) April 4, 2019 Situation is secured. No outstanding suspects.— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) April 3, 2019center_img Updated: 7:36 AM April 3, 2019 Posted: April 3, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Twoyearold boy dies and three others sick due to E Coli at

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 1, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 2-year-old boy died and three other children became ill from E. Coli after visiting the San Diego County Fair, health officials say.The four cases were confirmed in children ranging from two to 13 years old, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. Fair officials have closed public access to all animal areas, including the petting zoo, at the livestock barn on the eastern side of the Del Mar Fairgrounds as a precautionary measure while the source of the E. Coli is investigated.In the first case, a 13-year-old girl visited the fair on June 8 and became ill on June 10. The girl is recovering and was not hospitalized.In the second, an 11-year-old girl visited the fair on June 8 and 12, when she fell ill. The girl is recovering and was not hospitalized.The third case involved a 9-year-old boy who visited the fair on June 13. He became ill June 16. The boy is recovering and was not hospitalized.In the fourth case, a 2-year-old boy visited the fair on June 15. He bame ill June 19. The boy suffered from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and was hospitalized. He died on June 24.The toddler was identified by family members as Jedediah Cabezuela. He died from Shiga-toxin-producing E. Coli. Health officials said Saturday there were no other clusters of Shiga-toxin in the county.E. Coli can cause HUS, a condition that destroys red blood cells and causes kidney failure, which can lead to death. The illnesses are being investigated by the County Department of Environmental Health and the Health and Human Services Epidemiology Program.County inspectors said the illnesses had no link to the food facilities the children accessed at the fair. All four children visited the animal areas or had contact with animals at the fair, county health officials said, which led fair officials to close access to animal areas. Fair and health officials have not, however, definitely linked the cause of the E. Coli bacteria to animals at the fair.The Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday continued as planned, officials said.Fair officials said Saturday at a news conference that the fair is “safe and secure.”Officials recommend fair attendees to use hand-washing stations around the fairgrounds, especially before eating. People who do not wash their hands after petting an animal or have food or drinks in an area with animals increase their chance of contracting the illness, according to CDC officials.All animals were scheduled to leave the fair’s barn area Sunday night and officials said animal pens are sanitized before and after the fair and cleaned daily. Fair organizers said they expect the animal exhibit to return with more safeguards and policies next season.The family of Cabezuela gathered Saturday for a fundraiser at Rosie O’Grady’s restaurant in Normal Heights. By Saturday night, a GoFundMe account for funeral expenses reached more than $16,000.Symptoms of E.Coli include severe abdominal cramping, watery or bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms may also occur with or without a fever. County health officials said anyone who experienced the symptoms on or after June 8 should contact their healthcare provider. July 1, 2019 Two-year-old boy dies and three others sick due to E. Coli at San Diego County Fair Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Miami Beach restaurant closed after serving alcohol to minors

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami Beach restaurant has been ordered closed after being accused of serving alcohol to minors.An undercover operation found that several employees at La Baguette Restaurant, located near 10th Street and Ocean Drive, served alcohol to minors.“Based on the nature and gravity of the allegations uncovered,” said Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. “I determined that this presented an actual threat to the public health, welfare and safety, and it was imperative that we acted swiftly to remedy this situation.”The employees accused of serving the alcohol will be charged with selling, giving or serving an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age — a second-degree misdemeanor.Morales has since issued an order revoking the business’ license.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Mali Music On New Music His Dream Collabs CeeLo Green and Kendrick

first_imgNews Email We caught up with him backstage at the Essence Festival 2018 in New Orleans to hear about what he’s up to know and why he thinks now is a time of collaborating. He also lets us in on who his dream collaborations are.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Mali Music On New Music & Dream Collabs mali-music-new-music-his-dream-collabs-ceelo-green-and-kendrick-lamar NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 23, 2018 – 5:36 pm Mali Music On New Music & Dream Collabs Facebook Twitter Mali Music On New Music & His Dream Collabs: CeeLo Green and Kendrick Lamar Find out what’s been inspiring the singer/songwriter lately and who he’d love to work with Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Aug 23, 2018 – 5:36 pm Some artists are so destined for greatness, music is in their name. Such is the case with Mali Music. The singer/songwriter said being GRAMMY nominated is life changing during the 57th GRAMMY Awards when he was nominated for two categories. Since being nominated again at the 60th GRAMMY Awards earlier this year the singer/songwriter has continued to feel inspired by the nomination. His song, “Still,” was nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance that night. That inspiration has stayed with him as he’s been making music and been on a two-heads-are-better-than-one mentality.last_img read more

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The Wilmington Insider For September 16 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, September 16, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Areas of dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.In The Community: The Wilmington Farmers Market continues its season from 10am to 1pm on the Swain Green (across from the Town Common). See this week’s lineup HERE.In The Community:  Local Heroes is holding its Annual Car Show beginning at noon at the Merrimack Valley Pavilion (2087 Main Street) in Tewksbury. In addition to the Car Show, other activities include raffles, food & ice cream, beer & wine, mini-golf, laser tag, rope course, and arcade games. If you wish to participate in the Car Show, there is an entry fee of $20 per vehicle.  All proceeds go directly to Local Heroes.  The competition is open to all antiques, classics, small trucks, and motorcycles. Trophies will be awarded to the winners. For more information about the event, visit its Facebook page. Contact Alan Boutiette at 508-962-1589 with any questions.In The Community: In celebration of National Drive Electric Week (September 8-16), Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) invites customers to attend a free Plug-in Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive event on Sunday, September 16, 2018, from 10am to 2pm, at RMLD’s offices located at 230 Ash Street, Reading. Attendees are invited to view and test drive (or ride) an assortment of plug-in vehicles from local automobile dealers. Information about charging stations, electric vehicle incentive programs, and rebate programs will also be available. Local electric vehicle owners will also be in attendance to offer insider reviews and commentary.In The Community: The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.MBTA Reminder: There will be no weekend commuter rail service on the Lowell Line (Wilmington Center) until December. A free shuttle bus will be available. Learn more HERE.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 29, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For August 18, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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