Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Oct 2015 – It is National Heritage month and there are new dates for some activities according to the department.This weekend residents are encouraged to head to South Caicos for a taste of the island on October 10; In Salt Cay on October 11th there will be a Gospel Concert and on the holiday, which is Monday October 12 – there is an all islands flag parade, featuring the Turks and Caicos Islands flag. This is the second year for National Heritage Month. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:national heritage month National Heritage Month ends National Heritage Month Events featured in all islands Heritage month packed with culture
Dear Editor and Wilmington Voters,I am writing today to ask you to join me in supporting Jomarie O’Mahoney for Selectman. I knew of Jomarie through our community but never had the pleasure of meeting her until she was appointed by the Governor to be a state appointee on the Wilmington Housing Authority.Jo conducts herself with confidence and professionalism at all times. She has a tremendous background and she would be a great asset to our Town.Jo is smart, kind and thinks things through as she just wants what is right. She is a strong supporter of new Elderly Housing, that is affordable and located close to shopping. She supports and wants new businesses to be brought in for the Route 38 empty store fronts.She wants what is best for Wilmington, she is raising her family here and will be a voice for you. Please join me on April 27th and cast your vote for Jomarie.Sincerely,Stacie A. MurphyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Robert Peterson Sr. Endorses O’Mahony For SelectwomanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jomarie O’Mahony Brings This Community Together, Has My Vote For SelectwomanIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”
Reliance Communication Chairman Anil Ambani announced that his company has “virtually” merged with Reliance Jio Infocomm, which is owned by his elder brother Mukesh Ambani.Reliance Communication and Reliance Jio have agreements to trade and share spectrum. According to a report in the Economic Times, the two telecoms have synced their network operating centres, optic-fibre service contracts and network maintenance functions.”As far as our 100 million customers are concerned, as far as our one million retailers are concerned, as far as our employees are concerned and as far as our vendors and partners are concerned, there is already been a virtual merger of the two organisations (RCom and Jio),” Ambani told shareholders at RCom’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday.Following the announcement, the Reliance Communication stock was trading at Rs 48. 30 at around 11:08 a.m. on Wednesday, up 0.63 percent from its previous close. On the other hand shares of Reliance Industries (parent of Jio) were trading at Rs 1,092.35 apiece, down 1.63 percent on the BSE.However, a Reliance group official later clarified that Anil Ambani was not hinting at any legal merger. “The two companies are not merging,” the official told publications.In other news, Reliance Communication and Reliance Jio among other telecom firms have been declared qualified to bid for airwaves during the upcoming spectrum auction. Reliance Jio can bid in any licensed service area across India, while Reliance Communication can bid anywhere except for the northeast region and Assam. Reliance Jio has deposited the highest earnest money of Rs 6,500 crore.
Ryan Poppe | Texas Public RadioThe Texas Capitol in Austin.Harvey could dominate much of the next Texas legislative session. House Speaker Joe Straus has told key committees to start working on long-term solutions to Harvey-related problems. He wants lawmakers ready to act the moment the Legislature convenes in 2019.Top priorities for Straus include flood control and other infrastructure investment. That’s not only to fix damage from Harvey, but also to prepare for future disasters. In addition, the speaker wants help for schools Harvey damaged and students the storm displaced.“The recovery from this thing is, it’s going to be long at best,” says State Rep. John Zerwas of Fort Bend County, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, “and it could be even more prolonged if we aren’t stepping in and making sure we understand what the resources that are available to us and making sure that the communities and ultimately the citizens will benefit from those things.”Zerwas says 2019 may seem like a long way off, but lawmakers will have to work out the framework of the budget by next summer. He plans to bring the Appropriations Committee to Houston in October for its first public hearing. 00:00 /00:56 X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
The District’s missing person problem gained widespread attention when a misleading Instagram post went viral, prompting a national search for D.C.’s missing girls. But, left out of that were the missing boys.D.C. police report there are almost as many missing young men as there are missing young women. As of April 20 there have been reports of 550 missing young women and 534 missing young men this year, according to Aquita Brown, a spokesperson for the department.Jakeem Tariq Pope, 16, has been missing since April 17. (Courtesy Photo)Brown told the AFRO that statistics between missing young men and women are very similar, and are close to the same numbers from this time last year, “the numbers for the first quarter of 2017 are comparable to the first quarter of 2016.”The initial reports of an increase in missing people in D.C. was inaccurate. Brown said there hasn’t been a spike in cases in the last five years. “Men aren’t really identified as being victims. That’s the perception of it,” Henderson Long, founder of Missing and Exploited East of the River Ward 7 and 8, told the AFRO April 18.As a certified investigator of disappearing people, he said he represents all missing persons both women and men. However, society has a “soft part” for women and wants to help those who appear to be more vulnerable, Long, 48, said.“We should be more outraged for those who are more vulnerable,” Long continued. “For most women, [if they are] dealing with a 260-pound man, physically you would think that they are at a disadvantage.”Runaways can also be victims of sex trafficking, but officials said gender can be a barrier in identifying victims. “Trafficking victim identification is a challenge across the board; however, to the degree authorities are trained to identify human trafficking at all, far too many look primarily for female victims and often miss male victims they encounter,” according to a 2013 U.S. Department of State report on Human trafficking.D.C. police said the majority of cases involve people who leave home voluntarily and are located within two days, and there is no indication that these missing people are involved in human trafficking.Currently, law enforcement is working to locate Jakeem Tariq Pope, a 16-year-old boy who was last seen on April 17 in Northwest. According to police reports Pope is a repeat runaway and voluntarily left his family while at a store in the 5900 Block of Georgia Avenue, NW around 10 p.m.Pope is a Black male, with a medium brown complexion, 5’0” in height, 90 pounds, with dark brown eyes and black hair. Police said he was last spotted wearing a blue shirt, red shorts and Nike flip flops.Anyone with information of Pope’s whereabouts should contact police at 202-576-6768.
min read November 3, 2012 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. When people think of the most innovative companies, they think of ones that are coming out with new and amazing technology. The push for self-driving cars or augmented reality glasses can be a more compelling story than, say, a smaller iPad.But one thing highlighted in the Booz & Co. Innovation 1000 study and our conversation with co-author Barry Jaruzelski is that pushing technological boundaries is just one of the three successful paths to innovation. Each is as difficult to execute, requires as much innovation in the research and development (R&D) process, and has as much potential as the next.Here’s how Jaruzelski describes them: 1. Need seekers (think Apple)”…these are companies who’s innovation strategy is essentially around knowing customers better than themselves, identifying unarticulated needs, and then being the first to market with a product that addresses those needs. It’s very heavily reliant on direct customer observation rather than market research. It is people telling you what they want, watching customers, seeing how they interact with the product or competitors’ products, and observing opportunities in the problems that they’re having.”Apple didn’t invent the touch screen. But it’s made vastly more money than anyone else on it by focusing on how people use it, and being better than anyone else at delivering that experience.Related: Most Companies Think They’re Horrible At Bringing Ideas To Market2. Market readers (think Samsung)”…a market reader is sort of the classic fast follower, it doesn’t mean they ignore their customers, but they’re very attuned to what competitors are doing and what other people are bringing to market first and observing what seems to be gaining traction, then very rapidly coming up with their own version of that innovation. You can think about the companies set up as almost a massive coiled spring to basically pop out and copy an idea, not reverse engineer it necessarily, but, looking at innovation and coming up with their own version very rapidly to get their share. It’s very much rooted in competitive intelligence, classic market research kinds of activities in terms of the front end.”Samsung wouldn’t have jumped five spots in three years on the ranking of the world’s most innovative companies delivering bad copies of an iPhone. It creates compelling new versions of products, times them well, and adds to them. Pulling that off is an innovative and difficult strategy in its own right. Related: Why It’s A Miracle That Any Medicine Gets Approved3. Tech drivers (think Google)”The third category is what we call technology drivers. This is much more the traditional technology push kind of model, where the pendulum hasn’t swung completely away from customers and markets, but it’s much more oriented towards leveraging the technology base, seeing what you can push out, seeing where there might be applications for the technology.”This is the model that’s traditionally defined innovation, but being the first to come up with something and the best at making money off of it are very different.Every company listed here is successful and approaches R&D in a completely different way. The narrative that calls only the last group innovative may be appealing, but it’s not what investors or R&D executives care about.Related: The 20 Biggest Corporate R&D Spenders In The World This story originally appeared on Business Insider Register Now »
Tourism Kamloops pleads with locals to fly their new Air Canada flight Posted by Monday, January 8, 2018 Tags: Air Canada, British Columbia, New Routes << Previous PostNext Post >> KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Tourism Kamloops is issuing a plea to the community to get on board a new Air Canada direct flight between the river city and Toronto scheduled to start this June.CEO Beverly DeSantis says the link to Toronto presents a significant opportunity to Kamloops and tourism companies, including nearby Sun Peaks.But she says those opportunities hinge on people filling those planes.Air Canada will run the direct flight to Toronto three times a week beginning in June and ending in October unless there is enough usage to keep it going. Share The Canadian Press
TORONTO — Air Canada Vacations’ new route from Toronto to Quito opens up more options for cruise clients.The route will be operated three times weekly by Air Canada Rouge, from Dec. 8, 2019 until May 11, 2020.Clients can fly to Quito and discover the unique beauty and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands with Celebrity Cruises, and ACV. Celebrity Cruises offers 10 night+ cruise packages, giving clients the opportunity to explore the Galapagos and Quito, the capital of Ecuador.Galapagos and Quito cruise packages include luxury hotel accommodation with VIP check-in and check-out, multiple fully escorted exclusive excursions in every location, Galapagos National park entrance fee, Galapagos Tourist Card fee and all other entrance fees, a luggage service and check-in at the hotel before departure, all-inclusive seven-night Galapagos Cruise with a Celebrity Concierge Service / Tour escort and all gratuities.The itineraries are offered via Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos fleet: Celebrity Xpedition, Celebrity Xploration, Celebrity Xperience and Celebrity Flora, the newest ship and one that was designed and built for Galapagos. Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Thursday, April 4, 2019 New Quito flights work well with Celebrity’s Galapagos cruises, says ACV Tags: Air Canada Vacations, Celebrity Cruises, Galápagos, Quito
regions: Toronto Canada: birthplace of poutine and your potential business school destination. If you’re looking at the latter, the Schulich School of Business at York University should be at the top of your list. It’s at the top of Forbes’.The publication has ranked the business school as the best in Canada among two-year MBA programs. For all non-U.S. schools, Schulich came in fourth overall when looking at how long graduates take to make up the cost of their MBA.Forbes‘ annual ranking analyzes what business schools are the best—and which ones are worth attending. They base their lists on a school’s return on investment, or, ROI. With this qualifier in mind, Schulich won among one-year and two-year MBA programs in Canada. “Forbes has once again rated the Return on Investment provided by a Schulich MBA degree as one of the best in the world,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth, in a press release. “For MBA students, the Return on Investment they receive after graduating is a significant factor when determining the value of their degree. The latest Forbes survey captures an important statistical measure of the return on investment our MBA students can expect once they graduate.”The school is not far from the bustle of downtown Toronto, providing an international appeal to its students, most of whom come from beyond Canada. In 2016, half of the MBA students came from Asian countries. Schulich offers a number of MBA programs, which a person can take full-time or part-time. But there’s an executive MBA and accelerated MBA too (it takes just eight months!).Around 26 percent of applicants are accepted, so if Schulich is top of your list, you better be ready. It probably won’t be easy. Schulich Tops Forbes’ Canada Rankings Last Updated Oct 2, 2017 by Yessenia FunesFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorYessenia FunesView more posts by Yessenia Funes RelatedLondon Business School Achieves Best International Ranking from ForbesIf you’re set on getting the right bang for your buck, why not head to London? The London Business School just topped Forbes’ new list for two-year international schools with the best return on investment, or ROI. The business publication puts out lists every two years deciphering MBA programs’ ROI. One of…October 5, 2017In “Featured Region”Real Humans of the York University Schulich School of BusinessA half century after the opening of the York University Faculty of Administrative Studies (FAS), the York Schulich School of Business in Toronto continues to shape the Canadian MBA landscape. The business school, which was officially renamed in 1995 after a receiving sizable donation from esteemed Montreal philanthropist and entrepreneur Seymour…December 18, 2018In “Featured Home”What Are The Most Valuable Toronto MBA Programs?For prospective MBAs, looking at the price tag of earning a degree can be startling- and may even deter talented business leaders from pursuing an advanced education. The fear is certainly justified: an MBA from some of North America’s top business school can reach upwards of $100,000. Yet, when considering…January 17, 2018In “Featured Home”