Woman’s Day Editor in Chief Susan Spencer and Publisher and CRO Kassie Means hosted the 15th annual Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center.Debbie Harry at 15th annual Woman’s Day Red Dress AwardsCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThe event featured performances by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Blondie and the gentleman trio, GENTRI.Other guests included: Natalie Azar, Laura Benanti, Afiya Bennett, Carla Hall, Tamron Hall, Star Jones, AnnaLynne McCord, Alicia Quarles, and more.The Red Dress Awards is a night of awards and performances honoring those who have made significant contributions to Heart Health Awareness. This year’s honorees included: Jennifer Ashton, M.D., Chief medical correspondent, ABC News and Good Morning America and American Heart Association volunteer; Tom Colicchio & Lori Silverbush, Top Chef head judge, food policy activist; filmmaker, social justice activist; Karen Springer, President of health care operations for Ascension Health, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S.; Fitbit, the leading wearables brand helps Americans get moving and Icilma V. Fergus, M.D., F.A.C.C., Associate professor of medicine and director of cardiovascular disparities, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.Blondie closed the evening with an unforgettable performance that included: One Way or Another, Hanging on the Telephone, Maria, Long Time, Dreaming is Free and Heart of Glass.The evening featured additional performances from Broadway Inspirational Voices and Gentri. Woman’s Day is proud to partner with lead sponsor CocoaVia and sponsors For Your Sweetheart, The Quaker Oats Company, Novartis, Rosa Regale Red Sparkling Wine, Lands’ End and Lenox Tableware & Gifts for this year’s event.Participants of the fifth annual Woman’s Day Live Longer & Stronger Challenge attended alongside their mentor, TODAY Show nutritionist and Woman’s Day columnist Joy Bauer and experts from the Mayo Clinic. Over the course of eight months, Woman’s Day, Bauer and the Mayo Clinic have provided nutrition counseling and guidance to five women who have collectively lost more than 213 pounds and have achieved impressive heart health milestones. Neiman Marcus Last Call provided dresses for the women to help celebrate their transformations.For more on the event, check out #RedDressAwards
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he enjoys a great relationship with Unai Emery but will put that aside when Tottenham face Arsenal on Sunday.Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery are familiar foes as they have faced each other numerous times in La Liga, but Sunday’s game will be the new Arsenal manager’s first North London derby.The Spurs manager is getting ready for his 10th North London derby and says Emery’s arrival at Arsenal will add a different element to the game.“It will be so different,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.“Now we are going to face a good friend in Unai Emery. It will be strange but when we start the game we are going to compete.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We always had a fantastic relationship when we faced each other in Spain. I wish him all the best here at Arsenal, after our game of course.“He is doing a fantastic job there. Arsenal have always been a very good team and they had one of the greatest managers ever, but now they have a totally different culture.“This is my fifth season here so I understand completely what it means. In the last few seasons we have increased the level against the London clubs.“But, of course, Arsenal is special and it is important to be ready with the right mentality.”
Hundreds attended the 119th Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Rosecrans May 27, 2019 Allie Wagner Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Allie Wagner, Hundreds in attendance this morning for the 119th Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans to honor our fallen soldiers @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/MiLf9Z0e5P— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) May 27, 2019 Remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. They have set up a memorial called Arlington West in front of the @USSMidwayMuseum with 288 markers to honor those who have died. @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD #memorialday pic.twitter.com/UPpmnPWvkt— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) May 27, 2019 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) – It is one of San Diego’s largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to America’s veterans and today Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day celebration.The celebration is hosted by war veterans organizations, their auxiliaries, and patriotic groups.They’ve conducted the Memorial Day services at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery om San Diego for over 100 years.KUSI’s Allie Wagner has more on this story. Posted: May 27, 2019
InfosysReutersThe year 2017 is something Infosys and its employees will probably always remember, considering how much has happened in the firm. From top-level managers, including former CEO Vishal Sikka, quitting and speculations that he had a fallout with co-founder Narayana Murthy to the firm getting a new CEO in Salil Parekh, the year has definitely been memorable.And now that Parekh has come onboard the IT giant, it looks like Infosys will begin the new year with some stability. At least that is what Parekh aims for, along with growth of the Bengaluru-based IT giant. Infosys is now reportedly set to see a new team of leaders and Parekh’s management style has been described as “firm but gentle.””He (Parekh) is good at getting things done but won’t spend time talking things up,” a former Infosys executive told the Economic Times. And with this “firm but gentle” style, Parekh will need to not just push for growth , but will also have to bring some stability to the firm, which has witnessed troubled times, as well as build confidence among his employees.Infosys staffers have told the daily that they do not expect Parekh to come onboard and bond with them overnight, but they would like to know what he has in the pipeline. “No one is expecting him to come in and distribute iPhones, but you need to know what is happening. If the company changes direction every three years then people get tired,” an employee noted.The 53-year-old, who moves to Infosys from Capgemini, will need to bring the IT giant’s growth back on track, in turn increasing its revenue. Infosys’ shares have taken quite a hit in the last few months, and have only marginally improved since Sikka’s exit.While his agenda may be in place, experts believe that Parekh must be given the space to make decisions and execute them, without the interference of the founders, which seemed to be the case with Sikka.”The hope is that the founders do not micro-manage Salil Parekh, just because the MD is based out of Bengaluru. And they should let the MD build his own team and strategy for the company,” Shriram Subramanian, founder of InGovern Research Services, told ET. ReutersThe reported interference from the founders is said to be one of the reasons that Sikka decided to resign. In his letter to the board announcing his resignation he had hinted on this writing: “Over the last many months and quarters, we have all been besieged by false, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks.”Allegations that have been repeatedly proven false and baseless by multiple, independent investigations. But despite this, the attacks continue, and worse still, amplified by the very people from whom we all expected the most steadfast support in this great transformation.”
Bodies of five among 17 fishermen, who went missing after they were caught up in a storm in the deep sea during fishing, were washed ashore on Thursday.Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Model police station, said they recovered three bodies from Diabetic Point of the beach around 10:00pm on Thursday. Two more bodies were recovered from Sugandha beach and Dhalaghata area around noon, reports news agency UNB.Earlier on Wednesday police recovered six bodies from different points of the beach, said the OC, adding that they also rescued two fishermen alongside a floating trawler.Amid a 65-day fishing ban in the Bay of Bengal, at least 17 fishermen from Bhola’s Charfasson went to deep sea for fishing on 5 July. But their trawler sank after it was caught in a storm on 6 July. All of the fishermen had been missing since then.
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Your Branch OfficeSo, how do you go about finding your nearest co-working space? Check out http://coworking.pbworks.com/CoworkingVisaor search Google using your city name and the word “co-working.”And if business takes you on the road, there are dozens of work spaces in the U.S. and abroad that have open-door policies for co-workers from out of town. as part of a loosely structured “visa” program. This means you don’t have to hole up in a hotel room to conduct business or you can rub shoulders with co-workers in other cities, Co-working spaces in at least 17 states and 13 countries have signed on to participate in the program, which invites co-workers to drop in and work at little or no cost.”If you’re a member of a co-working space, come on in, take a seat and work here as many days as you like,” says Susan Evans, co-founder of Office Nomads in Seattle. Terms, such as whether to call or e-mail ahead to confirm space availability, vary by organization. For an updated list of visa-friendly spaces and their requirements, check http://coworking.pbworks.com/CoworkingVisa. This story appears in the October 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Headed to New York City? Airbnb lists a fully equipped studio apartment with a view of the Empire State Building for $169 a night. Traveling to Paris? There’s an airy apartment in Le Marais for $140 a night. There are also cheaper, and less cushy, options: nightly rentals of spare bedrooms, sofa beds, futons and–yes–air mattresses, for less than $100 a night, in more than 1,000 cities worldwide. 8 min read David Brunelle was living the dream: He’d shucked his 9-to-5 office job, liberated himself from the cubicle farm and started his own business. He was working from home, being his own boss . and before long, wallowing in freedom.”More often than not, I’d find myself on the couch, playing Xbox at 1 in the afternoon,” says Brunelle, a Seattle web developer. “It became pretty clear that to be productive, I needed structure, I needed to set boundaries between my work and my home life, and I needed to be around other people who are serious about their work.” September 17, 2009 Co-Working With Benefits Here’s an unexpected perk of the co-working movement: A co-working website that offers overnight accommodations in some of the world’s great cities, for the fraction of the price of a hotel room. Airbnb was launched in 2008 after three San Francisco entrepreneurs recognized the need for lodging in the city. Roommates Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky decided to offer up their place, along with some breakfast and local hospitality, to a few friendly strangers attending a conference. It was a success, and with help from their tech-savvy friend Nathan Blecharczyk, the three launched a website, found a few guests and Airbnb was born. The fully automated site handles secure online credit card transactions, and includes rich user profiles and user reviews. -Kara Ohngren Enroll Now for Free Fortunately, Brunelle, who launched his web design company last November, discovered Office Nomads, a 5,000-square-foot collection of work spaces designed for people just like him: sole proprietors, freelancers, artists, consultants and other independent workers who have emerged to work and connect under the same roof.Their search for a workplace that combines the best of a home office, an internet cafe and a traditional office has given rise to a whole new movement, with an awkward but apt name: “co-working.” It’s a dramatic U-turn in the quest for the perfect work environment–a migration back to the cubicle from the often-idealized home office, but a cubicle reimagined for a time when the line between domestic and professional life has never been more blurred.Co-working spaces–which cost anywhere from $25 a day for occasional drop-ins to $500 or more a month–only began popping up a few years ago in places like New York and San Francisco. Now they are slowly becoming a national and international phenomenon. The potential is huge: More than 10 million Americans are self-employed, up from about 8 million in 1980. Freelance job sites are booming, too: Elance.com had postings jump 40 percent in the first half of this year, while Guru.com saw its total membership grow by 15% over the year before.The appeal of co-working seems clear: It provides people like Brunelle a professional and social package that most alternatives can’t match. For starters, there’s the real-live-human camaraderie you can’t get from Facebook or text messaging, as well as the potential for networking and uncovering new business opportunities. A co-working office can also offer a sounding board for ideas in an informal setting. And it relieves, for the most part, the energy-sapping world of office politics–not to mention blood-draining commutes.All that, plus a basic support system that typically includes dedicated spaces for working and for socializing, high-speed internet, a kitchenette and, naturally, some type of caffeine-dispensing appliance. Printers and fax machines could also be available. Some spaces sweeten the package with lockers, showers and yoga classes. Others offer audio-video equipment, organized social outings, consulting services–and one of the newest services: child care.Capitalizing on the fact that co-workers may have small children in need of supervision, Cubes&Crayons in Northern California has added onsite child care at its locations in San Francisco and Mountain View. What the company calls “professional, developmentally appropriate” care for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years is provided during regular business hours. There’s flexibility in choosing a plan–full-time, part-time or drop-in. Rates for members range from $17 an hour for occasional drop-ins to a flat fee of $600 per month for 60 hours of care. Cubes&Crayons may be the first, but it is unlikely to be the last, to start grooming the next generation of co-workers.But for most people, what makes co-working alluring isn’t the child care or the yoga but the cooperative spirit and community vibe fostered by the people who populate those spaces.Take Tony Bacigalupo. “I was working from home for a web consulting firm and realized I needed to be around other people and out of the house,” he explains. “The local café wasn’t great as a work environment either. Then I discovered there was already a burgeoning movement for people like me.”Similar disenchantment with working from home prompted Andrew Luter, a private equity investor in Denver, and Susan Evans, an environmental consultant in Seattle, to turn to co-working at around the same time.”Isolation,” Evans says, “is an inconvenient byproduct of the concept of home-office convenience.” For Luter, the problem with working from home “wasn’t just the distractions, it was the sense of physical and mental separation.”Having met enough like-minded people to believe co-working was more than a passing fancy, Bacigalupo, Evans and Luter were soon investing in the business and helping propel the movement in their respective cities. In April 2007, Luter opened the Hive in Denver. Seven months later, Office Nomads, the brainchild of Evans and business partner Jacob Sayles, began welcoming members in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. And a year after that, Bacigalupo opened New Work City in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. Meanwhile, co-working spaces also were debuting across the country–and not just in the largest cities but in smaller urban areas and university towns with thriving populations of entrepreneurs and independent workers.Now, less than a year after opening, New Work City hosts anywhere from 40 to 50 full- and part-time members on a given day. To be there, they can pay a $25 daily drop-in fee or $500 a month for a full-time membership, which affords them 24/7 access to the space. The Hive, meanwhile, has roughly 20 members who use its 4,000-square-foot space, paying $199 per month for 24/7 access. Brunelle is one of about 25 full-time members at Office Nomads; for $475 they get “resident” status, which comes with a dedicated desk and 24/7 access. There are also part-timers and drop-ins.Graphic artists and business consultants, architects and publicists, authors and code-writers: As diverse and colorful as the co-working crowd is, there are unifying threads. “No one in here wants to work by themselves; everyone is here because they want to be here,” Evans says.And, Bacigalupo adds, co-workers tend to be personable types. “The jerks rarely stick around, if they come here in the first place, and they rarely do. These are offices spaces without all the sucky parts of an office.”He explains that people spent most of the 20th century figuring out how to go from blue-collar to white-collar jobs. “Now we’re looking for a new kind of personal workplace beyond the white-collar environment,” he says. “I think what we’re seeing now is a resurgence of interest in the possibilities of the virtual office–a healthier, more sustainable version of telecommuting.”The variety of people working in complementary fields can make co-working spaces fertile ground for new business opportunities, too. “There’s certainly work being passed to and fro among members,” Evans says. “That is definitely a consistent theme across co-working spaces. It’s a huge benefit.”In the end, it is camaraderie, community and connectedness that fuel this trend. “It is what members make it,” Evans says, “and they have made it pretty awesome.”So awesome, in fact, that Brunelle says he has “no complaints and no regrets” after six months as an Office Nomads full-timer–even though it’s meant sacrificing those pajamas-and-Xbox afternoons.
Posted by Share TORONTO — VIA Rail thanked its partners at an industry event in Toronto, part of a road show that included Ottawa last night and Montreal next week.“These events are an opportunity to thank our valued partners for their continued support and their contributions towards our recent successes,” said Tracey Nurmi, Senior Manager, Domestic & International Sales for VIA Rail Canada.VIA has made a big shift towards customer centricity and this change “has been a key part of our modernization”, said Nurmi.“We are seeing significant improvements in many of our key performance indicators as it relates to customer satisfaction as well as an upward trend in revenues and passenger traffic.” Customer-centricity key to VIA Rail’s success Friday, September 16, 2016 Tags: VIA Rail Michael Smith << Previous PostNext Post >>