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Stars Raise Millions Of Dollars At BGC Partners Cantor Fitzgeralds Charity Day

first_imgDozens of actors, musicians, sports personalities and other distinguished guests donated their time on September 11th to honor the memories of those who lost their lives on 9/11 by raising more than $12 million for charities around the world.Gene Simmons At BGC Charity DayThis special event, called Charity Day, is hosted each year by BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, and its affiliates Cantor Fitzgerald and GFI Group. Celebrities who attended the event included Matthew McConaughey, Common, and Liev Schreiber in New York, and Nicole Scherzinger, Tom Hardy and Jimmy Carr in London.In addition to the millions of dollars raised for many worthy causes, BGC Partners, Cantor Fitzgerald and GFI Group announced they are raising $5 million for the families severely impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Jose in Puerto Rico. These funds will be raised over the next several months and prepaid $1000 American Express cash cards will be distributed to 5,000 families in January 2019.“Charity Day is a time for honoring our cherished colleagues and loved ones who lost their lives on this day by helping others in need locally and globally,” said Edie Lutnick, President and Co-Founder of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. “We are truly grateful to the dozens of celebrities and esteemed guests who attend each year, working alongside our dedicated employees to raise money for charities around the world and make a difference in the lives of those in need. We are proud to announce that Charity Day 2018 was our most successful event to date, raising over $12 million in one day.”BGC, Cantor Fitzgerald and GFI Group donate 100 percent of the global revenues generated on Charity Day, which has raised approximately $159 million globally since its inception in 2005. Held in commemoration of the 658 Cantor employees and 61 Eurobrokers employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Charity Day, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, has expanded its mission to assist charitable causes worldwide.“Our clients and employees, together with our special celebrity guests, have helped us turn this incredibly sad day into an uplifting one by helping so many outstanding organizations,” remarked Shaun D. Lynn, President, BGC Partners. “Being able to raise millions of dollars in a single day, and knowing the impact it will have on so many lives, is a truly meaningful way to remember those who lost their lives and hold them forever in our hearts.”BGC Charity Day was held in BGC offices across the globe including: London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, and other locations.Distinguished guests representing participating charities joined licensed brokers on the trading floors to conduct transactions with clients. In London, BGC’s charity ambassadors included actors and musicians Nicole Scherzinger, Tom Hardy, Martin Clunes, Debra Stephenson, and Olly Murs. Also in attendance were the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, Countess of Wessex, Sophie Wessex; sports stars John Terry, Ryan Giggs, Harry Redknapp, Frank Bruno & Steve Davis and comedian Jimmy Carr.At BGC’s New York office, celebrity guests included actors, musicians, athletes and other public figures: Matthew McConaughey, Bobby Cannavale, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Miss Universe), Sarah Rose Summers (Miss USA), Spencer Dinwiddie, Justin Tuck, Gerry Cooney, Dwight Gooden, Liev Schreiber, Dascha Polanco, Marty St. Louis, Erik Coleman, Marty Lyons, Victor Cruz, Amani Toomer, Gracie Carvalho, Gene Simmons, Chris Cuomo, Neve Campbell, Josh Lucas, Harry Carson, Wendy Williams, Lucy Hale, Common, Ted Allen, Lorraine Bracco, Edgardo Alfonso, Walt Frazier, Calvin Johnson, Billy Crudup, Willie Colon, Chris Johnson, Jim Leyritz, Henrik Lundqvist, Nick Mangold, Darryl McDaniels, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.To make a donation to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, please call (212) 829-4770 or visit read more

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Feature Human faces of the UN campaign on internal displacement

Polio-paralysed Julie was carried to safety by her brother after rebels repeatedly raped her in the Central African Republic (CAR). A world away in the forests of Colombia, week-old Luz Esperanza saw the light of day in a makeshift camp away from her indigenous homeland.And in Europe 72-year-old Ilya waits to see his home again in north-west Georgia as he still shelters amid the stench of broken sewer pipes in a run-down former Soviet spa 15 years after war sent him fleeing.These are the human faces and sad sagas behind the year-long campaign that the United Nations launched today to highlight, and hopefully help solve, the plight of scores of millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs).Mohammed (his name changed for protection reasons) hasn’t slept well in months. His 22-year-old face is lined and there is a permanent furrow between his brows. He is among tens of thousands of Pakistanis displaced by fighting between the Government and militants in the tribal areas of Bajaur, bordering Afghanistan. More than 12,800 have been registered in IDP camps in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP). “Early this year, militants in our village started kidnapping people, extorting money and forcing civilians to join them,” he says. “We formed a committee to oppose them, but they killed everyone who joined.” When the military operation was launched in August, many welcomed it. “I’m very happy the army is rooting out the militants,” Mohammed says. “But the aerial bombing targeted our neighbour’s house. Our house was hit too. We ran out and couldn’t take anything with us. We lost our wheat and cattle worth 200,000 rupees (US$2,500).”They walked for six hours through the mountains before reaching the road. They then bussed through Mohmand Agency to Charsadda district in NWFP, where they were hosted by strangers for a few days. When they heard there were camps in the provincial capital of Peshawar, they went immediately and now live in tents too small for his family grouping of 15.“We can’t all go back because if the terrorists in our area catch us, they’ll slaughter us,” he says. “We’ve heard that the situation in Bajaur won’t be normal for the next eight months. We’re worried about how to spend the time here, especially with winter.”Julie, 25, was born and raised in Bétoko, one of the principal market towns in north-west CAR. Both her parents died when she was young and she and her seven siblings were brought up by their older brother. As a child, she contracted polio and lost the use of her legs, her mobility now depending on a wheelchair and the strength of her arms.But several years ago Chadian and Central African rebels came to the town. “They arrived and started shooting, people were falling everywhere,” she says. The market was attacked and the population fled in confusion but Julie was unable to follow.“There was also an old man who couldn’t leave, he was a bit drunk, they tied him up next to me and then they killed him. For nothing,” she adds. Julie was powerless to prevent four Chadian rebels when they stole her money and violently raped her, only stopping after Central African fighters intervened. As evening fell she crawled towards her family home where she was met by her older brother, who had come looking for her and he carried her to safety. Julie and her family remained at their camp in the bush for seven months, during which time her youngest sister died from a snake bite.Then a new wave of bandits, known as zaraguinas, came, attacking markets, and ransacked her home and beat her. Some of her siblings fled to a refugee camp in Chad but as she was unable to make the long and dangerous journey with them she came to the CAR town of Paoua where she was taken in by her cousin.Deep in the jungles of south-west Colombia’s Pacific coast the indigenous Awá are tied by culture and religion to their ancestral hunting grounds, but it was not at home where Luz Esperanza saw the light of day. Fighting between government troops and an irregular armed group sent her parents fleeing with more than 1,000 others to a large cement hangar and five sheds never meant for human habitation in the regional Awá centre of Inda Sabaleta.“The first five days were terrible, the children especially were very scared and didn’t understand,” said Daniela, Luz Esperanza’s grandmother, adding that her biggest worry was the scarcity of clean water – and not knowing if and when she would be able to return home.Meanwhile, in Europe, Ilya and his frail wife Riano look on as the humanitarian community responds to calls to help the tens of thousands of people displaced by a more recent conflict between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia last August.“Our heart is with the [newly] displaced. We know from experience what that means,” says Ilya, one of 400 ethnic Georgians who have been living in the former spa in the central Georgian resort town of Borjomi since fleeing their homes in the breakaway region of Abkhazia in 1993. “We see how the world is rushing to help them. What about us?” Their needs are great. The tsarist-era spa-turned-IDP centre has certainly seen better times. “The stench is unbearable here,” Marina, a 43-year-old IDP from the Abkhaz capital of Sukhumi, says of the once elegant hilltop building. “Look, the sewage pipes are broken and the waste water oozes through the walls.”But it is not only conflict that has displaced tens of millions worldwide. It is estimated that war drove some 26 million from their homes in 2007, but the number of those uprooted by natural disaster is almost twice that.Qadir, 25, joins hundreds of others early every morning at Charahi Sarai Shomali, a busy roundabout in northern Kabul, waiting for potential employers to pick them up for daily-wage labour, mostly on construction sites. They are among thousands of people forced from their homes by severe drought and food shortages in the north and west to find work and aid.“There’s no rain this year,” says Qadir, who comes from Balkh. “Back home, I own a plot of rain-fed land and grew wheat on it. It’s small but was enough to feed my family – until the drought. I just left the land. It’s useless.”Momin, 18, is from Charken village in Balkh province, where he supports a family of six people. “My whole neighbourhood is affected. In the past, we could work on our farms. But now, people are going to Mazar-e-Sharif or Kabul to find jobs,” he says.These, and some 67 million others, are the poster children of the campaign the UN is now launching on internal displacement, seeking to boost investment in disaster risk reduction strategies, better preparedness and early warning mechanisms; urge the international community to act to ensure parties to conflicts cease arbitrary displacement; and muster sufficient financial and political capital to secure long-term solutions. 18 December 2008Mohammed huddles under a tent after walking six hours through the mountains of Pakistan to escape the bombs and fighting. Qadir seeks work in Kabul after being driven from his home by drought. read more

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The Canadian construction sector is for sale as Aecon looks for a

Canada’s construction industry may soon have a better idea of how attractive it is to the increasingly globalized building sector as one of its biggest catches sits on the auction block awaiting bidders.Toronto-based Aecon Group Inc. is in the process of courting suitors after it put it itself up for sale Aug. 25, a move analysts say will draw players across Europe, the U.S. and China looking to size up the company’s — and Canada’s — potential.In its 140-year history, Aecon has been involved in landmark construction and engineering projects, including the CN Tower, Vancouver’s SkyTrain and the Halifax Shipyard. It currently has major contracts for Toronto transit and nuclear refurbishment, among others.However, analysts say its value has taken a major hit from the drop off of energy and mining projects due to a commodities downturn in recent years. Aecon’s share price has plunged 23 per cent in the past year alone to hover around $14 just before it announced it was weighing its options.“The Canadian construction sector is for sale right now, it’s pretty cheap,” said Frederic Bastien, an analyst at Raymond James.Bastien said there’s only a handful of companies globally that could make a serious bid for the company and that it would likely cost at least $1.5 billion to take it over. Interested parties could include Spain’s ACS Group, U.S.-based AECOM and Italian firms Astaldi and Salini, he suggested.However, he added, any firms looking to bid on Aecon will be making a bet on a recovery in the resource sectors, as well as banking on an increase in government infrastructure spending.“You have to believe that the natural resources sector will pick up, you have to be attracted, obviously, to the infrastructure spending.”The federal government has been looking to give the construction sector, and the economy, a further boost with promises of $180 billion in infrastructure spending over 12 years, but analyst Mona Nazir at Laurentian Bank Securities says the initial excitement has worn off as the spending has been slow.“We still haven’t seen that huge surge, and I think the initial expectations for that single high-digit organic growth, or even double digit growth, those expectations have been tempered in the market.”She said the proposed $35 billion infrastructure bank, while also slow to get going, could speed up projects once it gets established, while the impact of the hit to commodity prices is starting to dissipate.CIBC analyst Jacob Bout added Germany’s Hochteif as a possibility, but noted big international construction firms have become more focused on the U.S. market as it heats up, while also adding that Canadian regulators might not be so welcoming to Chinese interests.AltaCorp Capital analyst Chris Murray speculated in a note that some of the most likely buyers are those who have already worked with Aecon, like U.S.-based Kiewit Corp and ACS Group.He said he doesn’t see Canadian companies like SNC-Lavalin, WSP Global or Stantec making a run for Aecon because they’ve been increasingly turned focus to pure design work and away from construction, though at least one domestic company, privately-held construction firm Beattie LP has expressed an interest.Murray said he expects to see strong interest for the company based on Aecon’s record backlog of projects, its very strong positioning in Canada and expectations that the country will remain one of the most robust infrastructure markets globally.“With the announcement, we believe other bidders are likely to emerge making for a robust auction process for a very unique asset.” read more

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Mozilla teases possible new features of Firefox 5

first_imgAlthough Firefox 4 still isn’t out yet, having had its release delayed from November of last year, Mozilla has already announced that 2011 will see the release of Firefox 5, 6 and 7 as they adopt a rolling update schedule which more closely resemble’s that of Google Chrome. The hope? The new release schedule will allow Mozilla to rollout new features more quickly as they are completed. First up? Firefox 5, which prioritizes 64-bit support on Windows, a new Account Manager and performance and speed improvements… as well as something Mozilla is calling a “site-specific browser.”The idea is simple. Widely used websites like Twitter and Facebook would get drop-down menus with dedicated tabs. The tab would lead to the site’s top level menu, while links in a drop-down menu would allow users to quickly jump to that site’s most common functionality.Mozilla’s showing off some other possible ideas for Firefox 5 and beyond, including a plan to change the search bar to use colors instead of the default favicons and blockins automatically installed add-ons, as well as promoting Firefox’s new Firefox Sync functionality in the about:blank page.It’s interesting seeing what Mozilla has planned, but it seems sort of silly to wonder about what Firefox 5 will look like when Mozilla hasn’t even been able to successfully push Firefox 4 out the door. All in good time: in the meantime, I’ll be happy to wait.Read more at Web Monkeylast_img read more

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Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of

first_img Image: Sam Boal 88 Comments Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peak Only 13,500 naturalisation certificates were issued to non-Irish nationals in 2015. Mar 1st 2017, 2:24 PM 11,327 Views Short URL Image: Sam Boal NEW RESEARCH SHOWS that the number of people who were granted Irish citizenship in 2015 was almost half that of the peak in 2012.Some 121,100 people became Irish citizens through naturalisation between 2005 and the end of 2015 according to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).However, only 13,500 naturalisation certificates were issued to non-Irish nationals in 2015 –  46% lower than the 2012 peak, when 25,100 certificates were issued.Naturalisation is the legal process by which a non-Irish citizens may acquire citizenship.The latest Monitoring Report on Integration estimates that 45% of non-EU immigrants living in Ireland have Irish citizenship.Education, employment and povertyThe ESRI report examined data from the national assessment tests at primary level education. It found lower reading scores among immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds than their Irish peers at both second and sixth class.Employment rates in 2015 were similar but slightly higher for Irish nationals (63%) than non-Irish nationals (60%). However, employment rates varied across national groups and the employment rate was very low for African nationals (around 40%).More non-Irish nationals were living below the income poverty line (21%) compared to Irish nationals (16%) in 2014.However, basic deprivation rates (enforced lack of two or more items relating to food, clothing, heating and family/social life) were similar for Irish and non-Irish, as was consistent poverty (being in income poverty and experiencing basic deprivation).The research found that income poverty rates were particularly high for the non-EU group in 2014 (46%), and have increased in recent years.The authors said some of this increase may be due to the high and increasing proportion of students in the non-EU population, as well as rising in-work poverty among this group.Integration policyReport author Dr Frances McGinnity said, “Notwithstanding the considerable progress made, challenges remain for Ireland in integrating its large numbers of new immigrants.”Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration & Integration David Stanton said:We now have people from over 199 countries living in Ireland and the changing ethnic, linguistic and faith-based composition of our population presents many opportunities and challenges to policy-makers, institutions and local communities.“It is crucial that we get our integration policy right.  Our aim must be to ensure that Ireland remains a society in which all persons are welcomed and valued as individuals, regardless of their background, race, colour or creed.”He added that the report is “deepening our understanding of the Ireland of today so that we can build an Ireland of tomorrow which enables migrants and non-migrants alike to forge better lives for themselves and for their families”.Read: Ger Dundon charged with multiple counts of dangerous driving> Share73 Tweet Email2 Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 2:24 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cliodhna Russelllast_img read more

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Surges in online gambling concern community

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A rise in online gambling numbers is raising concerns that the expensive habit is spiraling out of control. Victorians have been outed as the worst offenders in online gambling, as data collected from online gambling sites showed that one in four Australian visitors are from Victoria. Sourced from Experian Marketing Services, the released date also revealed a 23 per cent rise in visits to Australian sports betting and lottery sites over the past six months, amounting to almost five million individual visits. During the six-month period, Tabcorp received 8.6 million visits, while Tatts received 6.9 million visits. In comparison, an offshore casino site only received 212,000 visits. Tabcorp commented that it was “recognised as a world leader in responsible gambling”, but decline to reveal how many people accessed its websites in terms of individual visits. Experts are arguing online sports betting have become a normalised activity amongst its users, mainly young men. Monash University marketing research Dr Samantha Thomas told the Herald Sun,”For young men, this is becoming a normal part of their sporting experience.”Experts have also raised concern that the use of gambling apps on mobile devices could drive the online gambling numbers further up.“People can have a gambling company in their pockets 24/7,” Dr Thomas said.last_img read more

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Strong community support for multiculturalism remains

first_imgThe continued support for multiculturalism in Australia is welcome news, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) says.The seventh Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national survey, released this week, provides evidence that 85 per cent of people (up from 84 per cent last year) have strong support for multiculturalism, and think that it has been good for Australia.ECCV chairperson Eddie Micallef said the continued high percentage vindicated the work that ECCV does to promote the benefits of multiculturalism.“The results of this survey show that there is good aspiration for ‘integrated’ communities and positive sentiments towards immigration,” Mr Micallef said.“But our community needs to take note of the findings that show there has been a large increase in the reported level of discrimination because of skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. As three out of 10 respondents reported discrimination at least once a month, we need to keep working on combating racism in our community.“We are also concerned by the negative perceptions towards Muslims, almost five times more than the negative perception people have towards those of Christian and Buddhist faiths.“There is no excuse for racism. ECCV rejects all forms of racism, and everyone in our community should be free to live without harassment, fear, intimidation or violence” Mr Micallef said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Egg Fossils Provide Glimpse Into Prehistoric Parenting

first_img Boy Uncovers Rare Woolly Mammoth Tooth Outside Ohio ResortHuman-Sized Penguin Fossils Uncovered in New Zealand A nesting site discovered in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert features at least 15 well-preserved egg clutches laid by a species of theropod dinosaur.The fossils provide the strongest evidence yet that these non-avian prehistoric reptiles nested in colonies and protected their eggs.“I suggest that these dinosaurs may have protected their eggs as a community rather than caring solely for their own nests,” Jason Gilchrist, a behavioral ecologist at Edinburgh Napier University, wrote in a recent article.“It is also possible that these dinosaurs didn’t need to care for their young once they had hatched,” he added.An impressive 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 inches) in diameter, the spherical eggs are similar in size to those of the ostrich, our largest living bird species.Scientists believe these specimens—found in groups of up to 30 eggs—came from the Therizinosauridae family. They were likely laid toward the end of the Cretaceous period, around 66 million years ago.“Not long before the dinosaurs disappeared,” according to Gilchrist.The newfound shells contain lots of tiny holes—not unlike the mallee fowl or crocodilians, which incubate their eggs with organic-rich material, generating heat as it rots.“The pores would have made it easier for the developing embryo to breathe in the damp, oxygen-poor environment of rotting vegetation,” Gilchrist said.By all accounts, the eggs were laid and hatched in the same season, indicating that the dinosaurs did indeed nest in colonies. About 60 percent of the seeds hatched successfully.“This,” Gilchrist explained, “supports the argument that these dinosaurs also looked after their nests.”If not, they’d likely have forfeited more of the eggs to attacking predators.It remains unclear, though, whether Therizinoid chicks were superprecocial, in which case they could have survived independently upon birth, and wouldn’t have received any post-hatching parental care.“Unfortunately, the constraints of the fossil record mean it would be very difficult to find direct evidence of communal breeding and cooperative care in dinosaurs,” Gilchrist wrote.“Whatever future fossil finds serve up, there is no question that they will open more windows of understanding into the behavioral ecology of long-extinct dinosaurs,” he continued. “Our understanding will also be informed, not only be the fossils themselves, but by interpretation of the behavior of modern species.“The behavioral dynamics of dinosaur ecosystems were not so different from those today.”More on Dinosaur Discovered After Laying ‘Misidentified’ in Vault for 30 yearsMassive 1,100-Pound Dinosaur Bone Unearthed in FranceNew Species of Duck-Billed Dinosaur Identified Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Proposed arboretums open house is Sunday

first_imgVancouver — An open house is scheduled noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at a county property along the Columbia River that backers hope will someday be a public arboretum.The potential E. Jane Weber Arboretum contains an old home — the oldest in Clark County, built by a Hudson’s Bay Co. employee — and has been privately owned for decades. Its last owners willed the property to Clark County and its foundation; now the groups are trying to decide what to do with it and soliciting help in both achieving the vision and maintaining the property in the meantime.The arboretum is at 9215 S.E. Evergreen Highway.last_img

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Eurocopter demonstrates new emergency backup electric motor for helicopters

first_img 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. Citation: Eurocopter demonstrates new emergency backup electric motor for helicopters (2011, October 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2011 Explore further Eurocopter X3: The world’s fastest copter ( — Normally, when a helicopter loses power in flight due to engine failure, the pilot reverts to using a technique called autorotation to avoid crashing. What happens is the rotors keep spinning automatically due to the air rushing past as the aircraft descends, which prevents the aircraft from picking up speed as it descends, eventually leading to a reasonably safe landing. The problem though, is that controlling such a descent is quite difficult due to the lack of power adjustments to the angle of the rotors, which can lead to pitching. In a sense it’s much like the difference between regular and power brakes. The pilot is forced to rely on a lot of muscle power. To make things easier for pilots, and thus safer for all concerned, Eurocopter, the biggest maker of helicopters in the world, has come up with a way to allow a pilot to more easily maintain control of the rotors while descending and landing using an electric motor add-on. Traditionally, the most difficult parts of using the autorotation technique, is the beginning of the event and the landing. The beginning is difficult because more often than not the helicopter is leaning towards its destination to head forward in that direction, thus the aircraft needs to be leveled off. Landing is always the most difficult part of flying a helicopter because of the many tiny adjustments that need to be made just as the aircraft touches the ground; doing so with no engine power is far more complicated due to the inability to alter the speed of descent and the difficulty in changing the rotor angle. Plus, the pilot only gets one shot.To help in both cases, the engineers at Eurocopter have developed an electric motor and battery system that can be used in the event of engine failure. It appears that the backup motor doesn’t actually make the rotors go around, but instead allows the pilot to effortlessly adjust the rotor angle, which allows for much easier stabilization both during the initial switchover and during landing.In the demonstration, a AS350 helicopter outfitted with the new motor was able to land very nearly as easily as it would have using its normal gas engine.Eurocopter is a global company with main offices in France, Germany and Spain. It makes both commercial and military helicopters. As part of its announcement, the company said it plans to implement the new technology in all of its aircraft and will continue to look into using what it’s learned with the electric motor to help in the development of true hybrid helicopter technology to help cut fuel consumption.last_img read more

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Maslows pyramid of needs

first_imgThen why do we still refer to Maslow’s pioneering hierarchy of needs, named for the late Brooklyn-born psychologist Abraham Maslow, as if it’s a given truth? The visual punch of that easy-to-remember pyramid, in fact, seems to have a lot to do with its longevity, but some scholars now say that Maslow probably didn’t even create it, and many feel it fails to capture the nuances of Maslow’s more complex theories. Let’s examine all the angles. Read the whole story: Quartz Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is probably the world’s most famous framework to explain human motivation. As a refresher: It would suggest that you were driven to open this newsletter by a “higher level” need to achieve and build esteem, in this case, by picking up a bit of knowledge. This indicates that, at the moment, your “lower level” needs for food and safety are sated, as are your desires for love and belonging, leaving you free to gaze higher, toward “self-actualization.” Since the 1950s, when Maslow’s hierarchy blew up, the framework has been associated with a rainbow-hued pyramid. Textbooks carried this graphic for years, and some still do, even though most researchers who tested Maslow’s theory have found it unscientific. Though recent evidence from a large study was mixed, most studies have found the needs Maslow identified are not universal, and our requirements are not pursued in an ascending, linear fashion. One doesn’t need to live in a safe environment to seek meaning and creativity. Hunger doesn’t render love and belonging unnecessary.last_img read more

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Wells Fargo to Cut 1000 Servicing Jobs

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Servicing Wells Fargo to Cut 1,000 Servicing Jobs Share Wells Fargo will be cutting 1,000 jobs after closing its home lending servicing office in Milwaukee, due to fewer homeowners falling behind on payments and seeking help in keeping their homes, according to the Associated Press.The new wire reports, employees at the office work with U.S. residents who were behind on their home loan payments. In an emailed statement, Wells Fargo & Co. said Wednesday that as the economy has improved over the last two years, fewer customers have become delinquent on their payments, and fewer customers have needed assistance to stay in their homes. The company says it will continue to offer assistance to borrowers facing financial hardship.Wells Fargo will close the office in late July. It says it will inform employees of other job opportunities within the company.Wells Fargo said the Milwaukee office is one of its smaller loan servicing sites. About 48,000 people work for the company’s home lending business. The San Francisco company has about 265,000 employees in total.U.S. employers have added more than 5 million jobs over the last two years and the U.S. economy grew in seven of the last eight quarters covering 2013 and 2014, although there are some signs that growth has gotten weaker in 2015.Wells Fargo shares slipped 51 cents to $54.84 in afternoon trading, but have risen 12 percent over the last 12 months.Wells Fargo & Co also announced on Wednesday that corporate-banking chief Mike Johnson will retire at the end of the second quarter, according to the Wall Street Journal.The Journal reports, Johnson, a 32-year veteran of Wells Fargo, oversaw the bank’s business involving mostly large, multinational corporations. He reported to wholesale banking chief Timothy Sloan, a member of the company’s operating committee.Wells Fargo’s corporate bank took in $3.6 billion in revenue in 2013, according to a May 2014 investor presentation from the bank.“Not only has [Mr. Johnson] helped build one of the industry’s best corporate banking businesses, he’s also been a key figure over the years in helping to define and ingrain our Wells Fargo culture of always putting the customer first,” said Wells Fargo Chief Executive John Stumpf in a memo to employees.The bank hasn’t decided on a successor to Mr. Johnson.(Reporting by Marley Jay and Peter Rudegeair)center_img Mike Johnson Milwaukee Servicing Timothy Sloan Wells Fargo 2015-03-26 Samantha Guzman March 26, 2015 543 Views last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter With an increase in

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >With an increase in arrivals to Ecuador, the country’s hotel development is rising to meet the extra demand. Pushed by a wide array of incentives generated by the National Government, hotel investment is booming in Ecuador in anticipation of increased arrivals, in particular of high-spending luxury tourists.The country is currently soaring over US$350 million in new hotel investment, mainly in first class hotels and accommodations, for a total of over 1,800 rooms to be added within the next 3 years.Among the projects expected for the coming years are the Swissôtel Guayaquil, the Wyndham Grand Condor at Quito airport, the Sheraton Cuenca and the Guayaquil Marriott.Quito’s airport – the Mariscal Sucre International Airport – was recently awarded South America’s Leading Airport at the World Tourism Awards 2015, attracting a number of important hotel projects. Upcoming hotel developments around Quito’s new international airport include:Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor – Wyndham Hotel Group’s hotel will offer a full-service, 146-room property in early 2016. Services and amenities will include an onsite restaurant, lobby bar, pool, gym and spa facilities, as well as four meeting rooms.Hotel Eurobuilding Express – Eurobuilding Venezuela will open its five-star hotel near the airport in early 2017. The property will include 14 deluxe rooms and a presidential suite, and further expand to 70 additional rooms and luxury services.Holiday Inn Quito Airport – Located less than two kilometres from the airport, the hotel will offer 130 rooms and will target both business and leisure travel. Amenities will include an indoor swimming pool, restaurant, fitness centre and 550-square-metres of meeting space. The hotel is scheduled to open its doors in 2016.Hilton San Patricio – The Hilton Group’s new hotel will be located in Cumbayá, an intermediate area between the airport and the city, the Hilton San Patricio is estimated to be finished between 2017 and 2018, and will boast 150 rooms.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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Emirates Airlines will introduce the doubledecker

first_imgEmirates Airlines will introduce the double-decker Airbus A380 aircraft on its flights to Bangkok and Toronto from June 1st.The news comes after the A380 was successfully launched in Sydney and Auckland in February.Tim Clark, Emirates’ president, said he was “extremely pleased” that the aircraft would operate on the flights to Toronto and the Thai capital.”Our Toronto route has had consistently high demand since the thrice weekly service was launched two years ago,” he said.”The A380 will allow Emirates to address some of the unmet need in Toronto, while in Bangkok the A380 will help support the Thai government’s new tourism initiatives.”Capacity on the routes will increase by around 30 percent following the introduction of the A380.Among the aircraft’s features are onboard shower spas in the first class cabin, while the onboard lounge available to first and business class passengers includes a bar offering a number of beverages and canapes.Earlier this month Emirates was unveiled as FIFA’s Global Tour Operator for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedEmirates introduces new flights to BangkokEmirates introduces new flights to BangkokEmirates to launch A380 flights to Bangkok on June 1stEmirates hopes that more holidaymakers will be booking flights to Bangkok from Dubai.First A380 flight to Seoul touches downEmirates Airlines has launched its first A380 flight to Seoul after the plane touched down in the South Korean capitallast_img read more

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Free orthopaedic checkups for children by US doctors

first_imgA group of specialist orthopaedic doctors from the Shriners Hospital for Children of Springfield, Massachusetts will be in Cyprus this month to examine children with severe orthopaedic and spine conditions.During their stay, the doctors will examine some 500 children at the Nicosia general hospital free of charge. Appointments begin on Monday October 10 and will continue until Thursday October 13.The group of doctors, headed by Dr David Drvaric, visits the island once a year as part of an agreement signed between their hospital and the George and Thelma Paraskevaides Foundation.Children from Cyprus who need further therapy will be sent to the Thelma Paraskevaides foundation in the Shriners hospital.To date, around 3,100 children have been sent to Springfield for surgeries. The costs of operations and treatment are covered by the Shriners Hospital.The George and Thelma Paraskevaides Foundation began its collaboration with the Shriners Hospitals in 1983, and since then children from Cyprus have benefitted from successful surgeries of the spine, extremities and for removals of giant nevi form their bodies.For further information contact Andri Kyprianou at 22-445367 or 99-841522, You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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