Eight Moroccan Artists Take Part in a Program in the US

Rabat – Eight of the best young Moroccan artists are participating in an artistic program in the United States co-organized by the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE) and the U.S. Embassy in Rabat.The program aims to teach the Moroccan artists about U.S. culture and contemporary art through the experience of American artists and their major role in the development of society.The Moroccan artists will also seize the opportunity to unleash their skills and show the American art specialists the potential of Moroccan art. They will also visit Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. The program includes eight creative artists: Marouane Sitti, Mohcine Ennou, Abderrahmane Doukkaneand, Amine Slimani, and plastic designers Fahd Bouksimi, Yasmina Ouahid, Rachid Ouhnni, and the painter Asmae Bennani.They were selected after a competition co-organized by MACECE and the US Embassy under the theme “I Have A Dream”.The artists’ photographs were taken in front of the US Capitol Building,  and Smithsonian Institution of American Art, and the National Portrait Gallery.Pictures credit: US Embassy Rabat read more

BlackBerry Ltd cuts more jobs shifts employees as John Chen pushes ahead

TORONTO — Another round of jobs cuts has been levelled on staff at BlackBerry Ltd. as it deals with weak smartphone sales and pushes ahead with a turnaround plan.The Waterloo, Ont.-based company declined on Tuesday to disclose how many employees were affected in the latest changes, but said that some were shifted to different roles while others were laid off.It says the move is part of a plan to reallocate certain resources to help grow its operations.BlackBerry Ltd replaces head of global sales with industry veteran from CiscoBlackBerry Ltd’s purchase of Android-related domain names sparks Android phone speculationBlackBerry Ltd investors growing weary as stock slips 4%BlackBerry has shed thousands of jobs since it began restructuring its operations under chief executive John Chen, who has focused on shifting the company’s priorities since he joined it in November 2013.A previous round of cuts happened earlier this year when it laid off an unspecified number of employees who made the hardware, software and applications for its phones.Last month, Chen said the company was “looking at every single function” within its operations in an effort to reduce costs.Many of those changes have been centered on outsourcing the company’s smartphone development and manufacturing.BlackBerry has faced an onslaught of competition from other phone manufacturers including Apple and Samsung who represent the majority of global device sales.The Canadian Press read more

UN rights office calls on EU to strengthen efforts to prevent repeat

The European Union (EU) should increase measures to prevent a repeat of yesterday’s incident in which a boat capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa killing dozens of African migrants, the United Nations human rights office said today.“We would like to ask the Italian authorities and the international community, especially the European Union, to strengthen their efforts to prevent a repeat of this situation. States should also ensure that they are honouring their commitments under international refugee law,” Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva.According to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), of the estimated 500 passengers on the boat, believed to be Eritreans. The boat, which originated from Libya, caught fire half a mile from the coast. Media reports suggest there are still some 200 passengers that are unaccounted for.Mr. Colville welcomed efforts by the Italian authorities to address the issue in line with international human rights norms and respecting the dignity of all passengers. In particular, he noted the day of mourning declared by the Government and the minute of silence that will be held in all Italian schools today.“This is significant. It marks a very big and welcome change of attitude on the part of the Italian authorities,” he said.OHCHR also expressed concern about increasing rate of smuggling and trafficking of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean, and stressed the importance of the international community’s engagement on this issue.“[The incident] indicates the desperation of the people living in areas of Eritrea and also other countries, including Somalia, stricken by insecurity and conflict as well as the lack of enjoyment of basic economic, social and cultural rights,” Mr. Colville said.“It is critical that the international community engages further in improving the human rights situation on the ground, to address the root causes so that there is sufficient improvement that people will not feel the need to put their lives at risk by undertaking such dangerous journeys.”Mr. Colville added that the UN is ready to collaborate with national authorities on ending smuggling and trafficking of persons from Eritrea and Somalia, and offered his condolences to the families of those who drowned in the tragic incident. read more

THW Kiel signs Wael Jallouz on threeyear deal

elwardtjallouzTHW Kielwael jallouz ← Previous Story Pavicevic withdraws, MHF seeks new general secretary Next Story → Women’s EHF EURO 2012: Spain and Montenegro in the Main Round! The promising young Tunisian player Wael Jallouz, will be joining THW Kiel next season. The 21-year old currently plays in Hammamet, and will be travelling to Kiel in Summer 2013. He has signed a three-year deal with the “Zebras”. This was confirmed by THW Kiel’s official website and their general manager Klaus Elwardt travelled to Tunisia to sign the official contract with the perspective Tunisian player. read more

LG un téléviseur 55 pouces vendu en mai prochain

first_imgLG : un téléviseur 55 pouces vendu en mai prochainLe téléviseur OLED 55 pouces d’LG sera vendu en avance sur le planning prévisionnel et présenté lors du prochain festival de Cannes.Un porte parole du groupe LG Electronics a indiqué que le téléviseur OLED 55 pouces de la marque serait commercialisé au mois de mai prochain. Il était initialement annoncé pour le second semestre 2012 et les Jeux Olympiques de Londres 2012, mais il devrait s’inviter au festival de Cannes prévu entre le 16 et le 27 mai 2012. Il coûtera tout de même 9 millions de wons (6.000 euros).À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La manœuvre n’est pas coutumière de la part d’LG et des fabricants d’objets hi-tech en général. Mais le téléviseur, connu sous le nom de code 55EM9600 pourra être acheté en mai prochain. Il proposera en outre un temps de réponse infime et un contraste de 100.000:1. Son épaisseur sera inférieure à 4mm, pour un poids de 7.5kg. Une des raisons qui peut expliquer cette annonce rapide de la part du fabricant est l’absence de technologie 3D. LG mise sur une profondeur de champ exceptionnelle et sur la technologie WOled (White Oled). Elle permet de doter chaque pixel de quatre diodes organiques blanches, la première sans filtre, la seconde avec un filtre bleu, les deux suivantes recouvertes de filtres verts et rouges.Le 29 mars 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Majority of Americans agree Weed should be legal

first_imgHere is a short list of things that, according to Gallup, are less popular with Americans than the idea of legalizing pot:Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court. The president.In a sweeping cultural shift, comparable perhaps to Americans’ quickening support of same-sex marriage, a majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana use, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. The survey showed that 58 percent of 1,028 respondents supported legalization, with 39 percent against.That’s a drop for the naysayers from just three years ago, when 50 percent of respondents opposed legalization — a number already riding a long plummet from a high of 73 percent in the 1990s.Gallup credited much of the surge to political independents, whose support for legalization jumped from 50 percent to 62 percent in less than a year.And what a year it has been for marijuana advocates: Last November, voters in Colorado and Washington easily passed ballot initiatives — 55 percent to 45 percent in each state — to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana. In Colorado, the legalization measure got more votes than President Barack Obama, who won the state.After the victory, advocates and politicians alike were unsure how federal law enforcement authorities would react to state laws that contradict federal laws that prohibit marijuana use and list it as a controlled substance.Those tensions eased after the Justice Department announced in August that federal officials would not interfere with voter-approved laws that legalized recreational marijuana use, as long as the state laws were strictly regulated.last_img read more

Cost of Milcon for Modernization New Beddowns at Marine Corps Bases Proves

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The cost of construction projects needed to accommodate new aircraft and vehicles at a handful of Marine Corps bases is starting to add up. The defense authorization bill passed by the Senate last week includes $134 million to build new hangars and other infrastructure needed to support the first F-35 squadrons assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., reports Marine Corps Times. The measure authorizes $200 million in military construction funds for multiple projects at Camp Pendleton, Calif., including a maintenance facility to support replacement amphibious vehicles, a mess hall and a warehouse. Another high-cost initiative is readying Guam to house about 4,100 Marines moving from Okinawa. The Senate bill authorizes more than $340 million for joint Navy/Marine and Air Force projects on the island, including new ordnance storage, dining and housing facilities, and a machine gun range. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythoslast_img read more

North Slope oil companies ask lawmakers for stable tax laws

first_imgRep. Geran Tarr and Rep. Andy Josephson, Anchorage Democrats and co-chairs of the House Resources committee hear testimony from oil and gas industry representatives on Wednesday Feb. 1, 2017 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo: Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)A state House committee heard testimony Wednesday afternoon from the big three North Slope oil producers. ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and BP representatives gave several members of the House Resources Committee their perspectives on how the state’s oil tax structure is working.Listen nowAlaska’s current tax regime on the North Slope essentially takes 35 percent of the profit a company earns on a barrel of oil, but tax credits reduce the amount companies actually have to pay.While each company represents different finds in different areas of the North Slope with different profit margins, they had a similar message:“The need for Alaska to maintain a competitive fiscal regime that encourages critical, ongoing and long term investment is by far one of the most important issues you face,” ExxonMobil Tax Counsel Dan Seckers said. “We know it’s going to be tough for you and the entire legislature to deal with this issue.”Seckers and others told lawmakers that its current tax regime, the More Alaska Production Act (MAPA) is working.“Has MAPA made Alaska’s investment climate more competitive? Has it resulted in more simple, predictable production taxes? Has it been working as legislators had hoped? Has it lived up to its name? We believe, at ExxonMobil the answer to each and every one of those questions is yes,” Seckers said.Dan Seckers, Tax Counsel for ExxonMobil, testifies before a House Resources committee on Wednesday Feb. 1, 2017 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney)The committee heard three hours of testimony.Lawmakers are gearing up for a tough session as they negotiate how the state will fill its multi-billion dollar budget hole. How the oil and gas industry should help fill that hole is a particularly complicated question.Kara Moriarty, President of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, told the committee that the tax credits are working to generate new development and investment. But she also reminded lawmakers that the state has changed its tax policies six times in the last decade.“How can we remain competitive when the state has constantly changing tax policies?” Moriarty asked.The industry representatives repeatedly told the state that they want a stable tax regime.The committee will also hear presentations from some of the state’s smaller oil companies as House lawmakers work toward introducing a bill that could again tweak the state’s tax structure.last_img read more

Will Chinas US trade war loss be Indias gain Tirupur hosiers eye

first_imgEmployees working in a garment factory in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu. Inquiries are pouring in from knitwear importers of the US amid tariff war uncertainties with China. ReutersThe textile town of Tirupur in Tamil Nadu is closely watching developments in Washington as officials of the US and China begin the round of trade talks on Friday on a contentious tariff regime. US President Donald Trump’s deadline for China to ease tariffs has elapsed and all that the US got was a letter from President Xi Jinping. The world is watching for Washington’s reaction as Trump has threatened to raise tariffs to 25 per cent from 10 per cent on $325 billion worth of consumer goods imports from China.Hosiery makers of the town near Coimbatore hope that the escalating trade tension between the US and China will help them raise Indian exports to Rs 30,000 crore. The exporters are getting huge inquiries from US importers who want to source material from alternative sources if trade with China is hit amid rising rhetoric and fear of retaliatory sanctions.Even if Trump defers the tariffs from Friday, there will always be the uncertainty in trade ties between the US and China until the lengthy process of a tariff deal is concluded. US businessmen would prefer to be on firmer ground, compelling them to turn to countries like India that have more steady trade relations with the US, reports say. US and Chinese national flags are seen on the motorcade of US Vice President Joe Biden during his meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao ahead of their meeting at the Zhongnanhai leaders’ compound in Beijing on August 19, 2011.ANDY WONG/AFP/Getty ImagesExports of knitwear products from Tirupur are likely to cross Rs 30,000 crore during this financial year from Rs 26,300 crore in 2018-19, an agency report said citing A Shaktivel, an exporter and chairman of India International Knit Fair. In April, the exports crossed Rs 4,400 crore which is seen as an encouraging sign, Shaktivel said. US buyers and manufacturers were approaching India for textile products, he said.Shaktivel thinks India can leverage its strength in raw materials, like cotton and man-made fiber, including polyester. He said exports to European countries could be doubled in three years if the long-pending demand for a free trade agreement with the European Union was met. Exporters have been demanding similar agreements with Canada and Australia to boost trade. Tirupur contributes about 90 per cent of Indian knitwear exports and hopes to double the trade with the timely conclusion of the free trade agreements. Shaktivel wants the government to speed up the dialogue process so that Indian exporters will be able to take advantage of the changing global situations.last_img read more

Judge denies request for Stormy Daniels gag order

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 23 May adult film star Stormy Daniels receives a key to the city of West Hollywood in West Hollywood, California. Photo: AFPAn American federal judge rejected Friday a request by president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer for a gag order to stop the attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels insulting him and talking about the case in media appearances.US district judge S James Otero said Michael Cohen had failed to provide evidence that he would suffer “irreparable injury” without an immediate restraining order against Michael Avenatti.Cohen filed his bid for a restraining order against Avenatti on Thursday, asking that he be stopped from giving interviews about Cohen and Daniels’s lawsuit.Daniels-real name Stephanie Clifford-is suing Trump and Cohen, to nullify a 2016 non-disclosure agreement preventing her from speaking out about her alleged affair with Trump.Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence. She is hoping to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the presidential election because, she argues, Trump never signed it.Through White House officials, Trump has denied the affair, although Cohen has admitted paying Daniels $130,000 as part of the agreement. He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump.However, Trump-who initially denied knowledge of the payment-subsequently conceded that Cohen was reimbursed.The lawsuit also accuses Cohen of defamation over comments he made about Daniels’s truthfulness.Daniels filed a separate defamation suit against Trump in New York, alleging the president libelled her by saying she lied about a man who allegedly threatened her to keep her quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump.The Los Angeles case is due back in court on 21 June.last_img read more

Charter Schools Black History Month Celebration Highlights Black Culture

first_imgCarlos Rosario students dance the Brazilian Samba. (Courtesy Photos)A student-led Black History Month celebration at a local charter school featured an array of colorful dress, lively music and enthusiastic performers.Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, dedicated to providing education, life skills programs, and support services to immigrants hosted the celebration on March 2. It is an annual showcase that has been occurring for decades.“The Black History Month Celebration, a rich celebration of our students’ heritage, expands learning beyond the classroom,” Allison Kokkoros, executive director and CEO for the school told the AFRO in an email. “It offers a way for students to understand each other cross-culturally, which translates directly to the workplace. It also builds cultural competencies giving students an important lens for seeing the community around them.”According to Mandy Toomey, communications coordinator for Carlos Rosario, the student body’s largest population is composed of El Salvadorians and Ethiopians make up the second largest population.D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau (Ward 1) spoke about local historic African Americans, and the new Director of the Mayor’s Office of African Affairs, Mamadou Samba, who is originally from Senegal.“Culture and history are important no matter where you come from,” Samba told the crowd of more than 400 students.Event emcees: Adenike Adeliyi from Nigeria and Mohammed Mohammed from Tanzania. (Courtesy Photos)Student emcees for the event included Adenike Adeliyi of Nigeria and Mohammed Mohammed of Tanzania.Kokkoros gave the welcoming remarks. Adenike, a fashion designer and seamstress, dressed in clothing of her own design, recited a poem about Africa that was followed by a traditional dance. African American students reenacted Rosa Park’s bus protest in Montgomery, Ala.“These Black History Month events present a great opportunity for our students to share with each other their cultural heritage and traditions and to educate all on important moments in history,” said Kokkoros.Students also presented an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, which included a fashion display and traditional dance performance during which one Ethiopian student ran up on stage and wowed the crowd with his dance moves. Students also educated the audience with Brazilian samba and Afro-Cuban dance performances. Following a video display of Moroccan culture and Moroccan dance, the School’s men’s choir, comprised of teachers and school leaders, led the crowd in a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”A presentation of flags from 33 different African countries, representing students and staff at the school, concluded the program.According to a press release, students Adenike Adeliyi from Nigeria and Mohammed Mohammed from Tanzania emceed the event. Both are in a beginning level English class.“I like to help with these events because it’s another chance to improve my English… This school has helped me so much, I want to pay it back,” Mohammed said.last_img read more

Researchers capture high contrast image of band of DNA fiber

first_img © 2012 Credit: ACS DNA falls apart when you pull it Citation: Researchers capture high contrast image of band of DNA fiber (2012, December 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from (—A research team in Italy has succeeded in capturing a high contrast image of a band of DNA fiber – the closest anyone has ever come to taking a photograph of a single strand of DNA. The team has outlined the process they used to create the image in their paper published in Nano Letters. More information: Direct Imaging of DNA Fibers: The Visage of Double Helix, Nano Lett., Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/nl3039162AbstractDirect imaging becomes important when the knowledge at few/single molecule level is requested and where the diffraction does not allow to get structural and functional information. Here we report on the direct imaging of double stranded (ds) λ-DNA in the A conformation, obtained by combining a novel sample preparation method based on super hydrophobic DNA molecules self-aggregation process with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The experimental breakthrough is the production of robust and highly ordered paired DNA nanofibers that allowed its direct TEM imaging and the double helix structure revealing.center_img Journal information: Nano Letters Up till now the only visual verification scientists have had that proves that DNA does indeed exist in its famous double helix shape, has come about through a process known as X-ray crystallography, whereby beams of x-rays are directed at a band of crystallized DNA fibers resulting in a bunch of dots displayed on photographic film; which in turn have to be interpreted by complex mathematical formulas. Thus, its shape has been inferred rather than captured directly.This new approach comes a lot closer. It’s still not possible to see the double helix, but it is possible to see the DNA strands as part of a chord. To take the picture, the team built an extremely small structure made of quick drying silicon that consisted of a base with tiny holes drilled in it – between the holes, were very small tower type structures. When a drop of a liquid solution with a band of DNA in it was placed on the structure and allowed to dry, the single band was caused to span the distance between two of the towers, directly over one of the holes. To take the picture, electrons were fired from an electron microscope up through the hole. The result is an extremely fuzzy image of six DNA molecules wrapped around a core made of a seventh – individual strands can be seen, but they only hint at what scientists believe are double helixes. The reason a band of several strands was used was because a single strand would have been destroyed by the electron beam.The researchers write that they are optimistic that further work (reducing the amount of electrons fired up through the hole, etc.) will eventually allow for capturing an image of a single DNA molecule existing as a double helix, allowing people everywhere to finally see for themselves one of the main molecules responsible for allowing us to grow into the unique beings we are. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Attempts of Oppn to play communal card in Bengal will be in

first_imgMetiabruz: Criticising the BJP, CPI(M) and Congress for playing communal cards to win the elections, all India Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee said that their efforts will be in vain as people know them insideout. He was addressing a gathering here on Monday afternoon. He said: “BJP and CPI(M) field Muslim candidates in minority belts but after the election their candidates are never seen in the area,” he said, adding: “CPI(M) has nominated Fuad Halim in the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat. He has never been to the area nor is he aware of the problems faced by the people. After the elections, he will never be seen in the area.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataReferring to the incident where a Muslim youth from Malda was beaten to death and set ablaze, he said: “After the incident neither CPI(M) nor BJP had carried out any protest rally. It was Trinamool Congress and Trinamool Youth Congress that had taken out processions condemning the incident. We work for the people throughout the year and that is our USP.” Banerjee alleged that BJP was trying to divide the country on the basis of religion and caste. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”The Dalits and the scheduled tribes have been tortured and beaten to death during the BJP regime. This had never happened in India in the past. Hating each other is a new thing for Indians. We will all have to work to save our society and country,” he said. Coming down heavily on Yogi Adityanath, Banerjee said: “He is coming to Bengal to spread hatred among the people. If he has guts he should come to Metiabruz and try to divide the people. BJP is trying to play with fire and I warn them and request them to give up this practice as it might cost them dearly in future.” He said the price of cooking gas has come down as BJP’s compensation after its poor performance in five states. “BJP associates everything with politics and under its five year rule, poor people have become poorer,” Banerjee added. He said over the past five years, extensive development work has been carried out in the vast areas under the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat, under the Mamata Banerjee government. Banerjee urged party workers and councillors to visit every house and build contact with people. “For the next two months, we will have to work very hard to ensure the exit of BJP. Visit the houses and develop contact with people,” he said.last_img read more

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Paraguay breathes new life to its steam train

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Sponsored Stories Associated PressSAPUCAI, Paraguay (AP) – In this rural town, people rushed from homes along a once-dilapidated railroad and began waving in disbelief when an English-built locomotive clacked by, spewing smoke and steam again.Motorists screeched to a halt, and some honked their horns to greet the revival of the Carlos Antonio Lopez Railway.Residents of Sapucai celebrated like a national holiday with traditional music and dance over the return of the steam trains once run by two former British-owned companies, Central Railway Co. Ltd. and Perry Cutbill De Lungo. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The railway carried cargo and passengers from its official opening on Oct. 21, 1861, until it finally shut down 140 years later.Now it’s back as a tourist attraction in Sapucai, which is about 56 miles (90 kilometers) from Paraguay’s capital, Asuncion. The town has been home to old locomotives kept as museum pieces.Railway President Marcelo Wagner says foreign investors are interested in revitalizing the railroad commercially with electric powered trains. Until that happens, the steam railway will continue to transport tourists along short distances.“We’re helping the steam train move again, and for me it’s like helping 150 years of history move along,” machinist Lidio Martinez, 58, told The Associated Press aboard a heavy, black locomotive traveling along at six miles an hour (10 kph).When the railroad shut down, “my world plummeted, because the train was my life,” said Martinez, who has worked for 34 years in the railroad workshop in Sapucai.He was rehired four years ago when the idea arose to resurrect the steam trains.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories center_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 0 Comments   Share   5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

Choice Hotels appoints new marketing GM

first_imgChoice Hotels Australasia has announced the appointment of Matt Taylor to the position of general manager, marketing following his contribution to the company during a steady growth period.Taylor’s management and marketing initiatives have led the company to significant increases in brand awareness, consumer engagement and bottom line growth.Choice Hotels chief executive officer Trent Fraser congratulates Taylor on his new position and said he is looking forward to seeing him and the marketing team continue their success.“Matt has done a terrific job in leading the business, achieving strong results and implementing innovative initiatives for our franchisee network over the last few years but especially over the past 12 months,” Mr Fraser said.Since joining Choice Hotels in 2012, Taylor has led the introduction of several digital, online and social strategies for the company and is constantly searching for new ways to engage guests and increase revenue.Under Taylor’s leadership, the company’s international loyalty program, Choice Privileges, has seen membership numbers almost double to over 200,000 members.Taylor has focused heavily on establishing sponsorships and his established partnerships include the PGA of Australia, New Zealand Golf, Australian Cricketers Association, and charity partners Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand and Kids Under Cover.Before joining Choice Hotels, Taylor began his career as general manager, marketing with PETstock before gaining the position of national marketing and communications manager at Crazy Johns, and later, the national marketing manager at Global Retail Brands.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more

Elephant in German circus pushes another elephant

first_imgElephant in German circus pushes another elephant into crowd by The Associated Press Posted Jul 5, 2018 10:29 am PDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2018 at 11:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN – An animal right’s group has called for a ban on wild animals at circuses in Germany, after an Indian elephant veered off its scripted performance and headbutted another elephant into a shocked audience.The incident occurred when three elephants being ridden by circus performers were concluding their act Wednesday and one suddenly rammed another out of a ring into the crowd.Peta spokeswoman Yvonne Wuerz told dpa news agency Thursday that wild animals cannot be properly cared for or managed in a circus environment and should be banned.Circus spokesman frank Keller dismissed the concerns, saying “it was an accident. That happens also unfortunately at the circus.”One audience member suffered minor scrapes in the incident but the circus says he stayed to see the end of the show.last_img read more

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staff and students can or can’t do regarding political promotion, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes said his is: “What’s your superpower . or spirit animal” “During her interview I asked my current executive assistant what was her favorite animal She told me it was a duck because ducks are calm on the surface and hustling like crazy getting things done under the surface” he told Haden “I think this was an amazing response and a perfect description for the role of an EA For the record she’s been working with us for over a year now and is amazing at her job” “What is your spiritual practice” Business Insider’s Richard Feloni reports that when Oprah Winfrey was searching for a president of her television network the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) “she whittled down applicants” with this question which made some people very uncomfortable she said at a presentation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business last year “One woman even burst out crying” Feloni reports Winfrey clarified that she wasn’t asking about religion she was asking candidates about their inner relationship with themselves Winfrey said she was getting at “What do you do for yourself What do you do to keep yourself centered” Feloni writes: “She asks this because she considers her ‘secret to success’ the fact that she is grounded in her own self and looks for others who are as well If we know who we are and what we want from life Winfrey believes then we can build meaningful relationships with others to make our visions reality” “What is your favorite quote” Karen Davis a senior vice president at Hasbro the toy and game giant told Business Insider that because her work is focused on giving back a big part of her job is deciding which organizations and projects Hasbro will help fund she looks for candidates with “a true sense of passion and purpose” And the quote question she told Business Insider’s Rachel Sugar helps her figure out who applicants really are and what they truly care about While there’s no “right answer” Davis said she wants candidates who have an answer “I want to see that somebody has been looking for sources of inspiration” “Can you tell me the story of your prior successes challenges and major responsibilities” Lonne Jaffe chief executive of software company Syncsort said in a New York Times interview with Adam Bryant that he always wants to see how well a job candidate can tell a story He told Business Insider that as long as we’ve had language storytelling has been a powerful communication tool “In business creating a compelling narrative is invaluable for motivating a team explaining strategic priorities in a way that’s easy for others to understand or communicating complex ideas to customers and prospects Successful senior-level leaders are good storytellers and it’s also a very useful skill early on in your career” Jaffe said he recognized the importance of storytelling early in his career while working at IBM “Storytelling is especially important in the tech industry because technology can be very complex and sometimes people find technical details to be somewhat boring” “What would you do in the event of a zombie apocalypse” This seems like a ridiculous question to ask but it’s posed to every prospective employee at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop a national restaurant franchise Ashley Morris the company’s CEO says it’s the best way to learn how candidates react under pressure “There really is no right answer so it’s interesting to get someone’s opinion and understand how they think on their feet” Morris explained “The hope is that for us we’re going to find out who this person is on the inside and what’s really important to him what his morals really are and if he’ll fit on the cultural level” “Walk me through your résumé particularly why you changed from one job to the next” LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel told Adam Bryant at the New York Times that the way a candidate responds to this question reveals their thought process which “tells you a lot about someone” She said she also likes to ask about weaknesses but if the candidate doesn’t give a real honest answer she’ll rephrase the question: “What are you genuinely bad at What does your spouse or partner or the person you’re dating tell you you’re bad at Because if they haven’t told you then you shouldn’t be sitting here I can’t work with you if you don’t know what you’re bad at” “If we’re sitting here a year from now celebrating what a great 12 months it’s been for you in this role what did we achieve together” Randy Garutti the CEO of Shake Shack told writer Jeff Haden that he needs to know candidates have “done their homework truly understand our company and the role … and really want it” Garutti continued: “The candidate should have enough strategic vision to not only talk about how good the year has been but to answer with an eye towards that bigger-picture understanding of the company and why they want to be here” “What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning” In a New York Times interview with Adam Bryant Brad Jefferson CEO of Animoto a video slide show service shared his three favorite interview questions He especially loves this one about what motivates people because it helps him understand a candidate’s passions and what makes them tick “I really try to get in their head about what’s going to keep them going” Jefferson told Business Insider that it’s important to understand what motivates a person at their core because “there will always be ups and downs in any business and you want to make sure the person will be equally motivated during difficult times if not more so” He said if you “pursue something that you’re passionate about with people who motivate you then work is really fun even during the difficult times” “What would the closest person in your life say if I asked them ‘What is the one characteristic that they totally dig about you and the one that drives them insane’ “ Kat Cole president of Cinnabon told Adam Bryant in a New York Times interview that before asking questions she likes to see how job candidates interact with people in the waiting area “I’ll ask people to offer the candidate a drink to see if there’s a general gratefulness there and they’ll send me notes” she said “Then when someone walks into my office I’ll have a big wad of paper on my floor between the door and the table I want to see if the person picks it up I don’t make huge judgments around it but it does give me a sense of how detail-oriented they are” After some conversation she finally says: “Tell me about the closest person in your life who you’re comfortable talking about What would they say if I asked them ‘What is the one characteristic that they totally dig about you’” Then she’ll say: “What is the one characteristic that drives them insane and that they would love for you to do just a little bit less” “People are pretty comfortable talking about that because I’ve pinpointed a person and a point of view” she told the Times “A hammer and a nail cost $110 and the hammer costs one dollar more than the nail How much does the nail cost” Jeff Zwelling the former CEO Convertro and current COO of ZipRecruiter told Business Insider that he often turns to tricky questions during job interviews to get a better sense of who the candidate is For example in the middle of the conversation he often throws in this curveball math question “Some candidates will instantly blurt out 10 cents which is obviously wrong” he said “They don’t have to get the exact right answer which is a nickel but I want to see them at least have a thought process behind it” Zwelling said he understands that math isn’t everyone’s forte but he wants them to realize that “10 cents is too easy of an answer and that if it was that easy I wouldn’t be asking it” “If you worked in a restaurant what role would you want” ThoughtSpot CEO Ajeet Singh told Business Insider that this question gives him a lot of information about job candidates “and he may be the only tech exec in Silicon Valley who’s asking it” writes Rachel Sugar Singh said it’s an incredibly useful question and not nearly as odd as it sounds “This question gets at the essence of what drives a person and what they like to do what inspires them what motivates them” he explained”I want to see if I can get some unconventional insight into what people are like when the job search constraints are removed” “If I were to say to a bunch of people who know you ‘Give me three adjectives that best describe you’ what would I hear’” Michelle Peluso CEO of Gilt Groupe told Adam Bryant of the New York Times that this question is far more telling than “What are you good at” which is a question she despises Here’s what she tells each candidate: “OK I’ve interviewed an eclectic crowd about you: the guy who delivers your food the last people you worked with the person who can’t stand you the most your best friend from high school your mother’s neighbor your kindergarten teacher your high school math teacher who loved you and your last boss” Then she asks: “If I were to say to them ‘Give me three adjectives that best describe you’ what would I hear” Peluso said if the candidate gives her three glowing adjectives she’ll remind them that the hypothetical group includes a few people who aren’t particularly fond of them “Tell me something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on” PayPal cofounder managing partner of the Founders Fund and president of Clarium Capital Peter Thiel always looks to hire people who aren’t afraid to speak their minds reports Business Insider’s Aaron Taube To do this he always gives job candidates and the founders of companies seeking an investment this interview prompt: “Tell me something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on”‘ In a 2012 interview with Forbes Thiel said the reason he loves this question is: “It sort of tests for originality of thinking and to some extent it tests for your courage in speaking up in a difficult interview context” “What was the last costume you wore” It doesn’t matter so much what they wore but why they wore it If the candidate’s reasoning matches Warby Parker’s core value of injecting “fun and quirkiness into work life and everything [they] do” they might have a real shot at getting a job there “We find that people who are able to make the job environment fun build followership more easily” the company’s cofounder and co-CEO David Gilboa told Iris Mansour at Quartz “If we hire the most technically skilled person in the world whose work style doesn’t fit here they won’t be successful” “Can you tell me about a time you ran with a project from start to finish” Jess Levin the founder and chief executive of Carats & Cake an online wedding resource that features curated content and information about vendors told Business Insider she asks this because she looks for people “who get what it means to do big things without a lot of hands” “There is no one-size-fits-all answer” she added but she always looks for an example that “communicates independent drive proactive problem solving and humility” “Can you tell me about a time when you almost gave up how you felt about that and what you did instead of giving up” Wayne Jackson chief executive of the software security firm Sonatype told the New York Times‘ Adam Bryant that in asking this question he can learn about what people do outside of work what drives them what they think about what’s important to determine whether they have “the competitiveness and the drive to get through tough problems and tough times” Another reason he loves this question: It helps him figure out if the candidate’s values and mindset are in line with his “I tend to drift toward things where the stakes are relatively high the dynamics are really complex and teamwork matters” he told Bryant And it’s important that his employees do the same “What would someone who doesn’t like you say about you” Retired General Stanley McChrystal who currently oversees the management consulting firm he founded the McChrystal Group told The 4-Hour Workweek author Tim Ferriss on his podcast that this unusual interview question “puts a person in the position of having to try to articulate what they think the perception of them by others is” The question essentially forces candidates to consider their least attractive qualities “and also muster enough courage to share them with someone who holds power over their careers”reports Business Insider’s Richard Feloni “What have you invented” Lori Senecal CEO of the MDC Partner Network told Adam Bryant of the New York Times that there are three things she looks for in every job candidate and she asks a certain set of questions to find out if they possess those traits First she says she looks for the “inventor mind-set” “I’ll say ‘What have you invented’” Senecal told Bryant “That doesn’t mean you have to have created a robot that can get a beer from a fridge It could be anything It’s to see whether they have the mindset of creating something That shows a desire to find fresh solutions” Next she wants to know whether they have the ability or desire to collaborate To figure out if they’ve got it she says: “Talk to me about one of your greatest achievements” And lastly she wants to detect passion and commitment For that she says: “Tell me about a time when you really had to stick your neck out for the greater good of the mission” This article originally appeared on Business Insider More from Business Insider: Contact us at editors@timecom 2014. 13, you wake up and you have to be an adult and take care of your responsibilities. plus a phone number where we can reach you." asked another. just two days before his death, The Public is please advised to disregard such information. 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