Here’s how Twitter reacted to Donald Trump’s Sweden incident comments

whatsapp Here’s how Twitter reacted to Donald Trump’s Sweden incident comments First photo from the #swedenincident – some people may find this image disturbing. Barbaric.— Duncan Whitehead (@DuncanWhitehead) February 19, 2017 Some other things were laid bare too: Share A lot of people turned to the Muppets for a possible explanation:  Differing priorities were laid bare:  Shocking video of last night in Sweden!#swedenincident #lastnightinsweden #swedenattack #trump #LiarInChief #fakenews #resist #resistance— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) February 19, 2017 Caitlin Morrison whatsapp Donald Trump caused confusion over the weekend when he referred to an “incident in Sweden” while talking about previous terrorist attacks in Europe at a rally in Florida on Saturday.The US President told his audience to “look what’s happening last night in Sweden” – prompting many to wonder what had occurred but seemingly gone unreported in the Scandinavian nation. Trump later explained that his statement was based on a Fox News report – issuing his clarification via Twitter, of couse:My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2017 Nothing much, it turns out. The Swedish foreign ministry said it wasn’t aware of any terror-linked major incidents, and local media published lists of events that took place in the country on Friday, none of which indicated a terror attack.Meanwhile, Twitter users had a great time speculating over Trump’s comments.Sweden’s former prime minister Carl Bildt put it bluntly: Monday 20 February 2017 9:30 am read more

Blue Monday is behind us, and managers must learn there’s more to employee wellbeing than office pets

first_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It Lovemoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible Luke GrahamLuke is a former City AM features writer, now features editor for Tyto PR whatsapp Blue Monday is behind us, and managers must learn there’s more to employee wellbeing than office pets Not so fast. Perhaps more important than what is in our office is how we are treated when we’re there – or, indeed, when we’re not.The culture of being “always on” and needing to check work emails in the evening, at weekends, or during holidays is simply not good for our wellbeing. Being micro-managed, offered zero flexibility, or expected to work past our contracted hours is also likely to cause stress and health issues.On top of this, UK workers already have the longest working week in the EU, at an average of 42.3 hours a week. We spend the majority of our time at our jobs, so it’s in our employers’ interest to try to make us happier.For busy managers, office pets and free smoothies might seem like an easy shortcut. But if we want to bring lasting change, we need to fix our current work culture: no more sending emails outside of office hours, or expecting workers stay late every night.That would really help to chase away those Monday blues. Tuesday 22 January 2019 5:02 pm Well done, everyone. The UK has survived yet another Blue Monday – allegedly the most depressing day of the year, according to a holiday company that came up with the idea in 2005.To mark the occasion, journalists across the UK were bombarded with pitches about Blue Monday and how to stay happy, upbeat, and motivated. One thing did catch my eye: a Pop-up Happiness Experience (cue eyeroll) from office supplier Staples.I simply had to attend.On Monday, the company had recreated the “ideal” office in Baker Street, complete with free coffee and smoothies, a massage therapist to rub away aches and pains, and cute office puppies to have a cuddle with, so workers in the area could get a quick shot of happiness during their lunch break.There were also giant seasonal affective disorder lamps, which simulate the sun’s natural light in order to stimulate our brains, unlike the apparently nasty artificial light found in most offices. I stood very close to one lamp to absorb some of this healthy light, but all I got was a headache – maybe I was using the lamp wrong.The real point of the event was to promote a new report from Staples. whatsapp Based on a survey of 7,000 office workers, it had found that one in five would describe their workspace as “depressing”, while 81 per cent say that their office space has an impact on their mental health. Over two thirds (68 per cent) said that they’d feel more valued if their organisation invested more in the workspace.How surprising that an office supply firm published a report advising businesses to spend more on their offices?Cynicism aside, there are important questions to ask about the state of our mental health and wellbeing, and we should be talking about these all year round, not just on Blue Monday.There is a business case for improving employee sentiment – happier workers are more productive. Stress, depression, and anxiety are now the leading causes of sickness absences, accounting for 57 per cent of all working days lost due to ill health in the year 2017-18, according to the government’s Health and Safety Executive.Does that mean firms should pay for office puppies? Or should they follow the examples of Google and Pixar, and install ping-pong tables and slides? Tags: Googlelast_img read more

Third, lesser-known democratic presidential candidate campaigns in Sitka

first_imgFederal Government | Nation & World | SoutheastThird, lesser-known democratic presidential candidate campaigns in SitkaMarch 28, 2016 by Emily Kwong, KCAW Share:Though De La Fuente has picked up zero delegates, he seems undeterred. His campaign was sparked by the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Donald Trump (Photo by Emily Kwong/KCAW)While Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton marshaled support in Washington this weekend, a lesser-known candidate – Rocky De La Fuente came to Alaska. De La Fuente was the only presidential hopeful in the state for the democratic caucus. And he brought his campaign – with its dark horse ambitions – to Sitka.Rocky De La Fuente, 61, is the most determined Democratic candidate you’ve never heard of. The Mexican-American businessman filed his candidacy on Oct. 1, months after Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. But it was another candidate who sparked his campaign.“When Mr. Trump called everyone every name in the book, I was expecting to have a worldwide contra-reaction,” De La Fuente said. “I was expecting the president of the U.S., the president of Argentina, there wasn’t one person who said A, B or C. So the question is I said, somebody has to stand to that man.”Trump’s affront on the Latin American community inspired De La Fuente. But the two men are similar in a few ways: both are wealthy businessmen with no political experience who want to shake up the establishment and appeal to working-class Americans. But De La Fuente’s base is very different: immigrants, the homeless and non-whites. He was caucusing in Arizona and met a young girl named Renata, who started crying.“She says, I won’t be able to see my grandfather. Why not? Somebody’s building a wall,” said De La Fuente.Immigration reform is at the top of his priority list.“We have 11 million people in this country that do not have their papers,” De La Fuente said. “I consider those 11 million people assets. I don’t consider them liabilities. They’re here. I didn’t bring them here. But if we’re going to grow this country and we’re going to generate 34 million jobs, I need those 11 million here. I need them working. I need them legal. And I need them to pay taxes.”De La Fuente is pro-gun and supports the Affordable Care Act, but thinks it needs to be changed. He’s OK with same-sex marriage and abortion rights but thinks states should have the right to choose. He’s an unusual blend of stances. And he thinks it’s enough for him to be an alternative to front-runner Hillary Clinton.“The lady thinks she’s queen,” said De La Fuente. “This is a democracy. This is not a dynasty. Do we have to elect the wife of a president?”De La Fuente has picked up zero delegates, but as far as fringe candidates go, he’s doing OK. He appeared on more state ballots than former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who withdrew after a poor showing in Iowa.To his disappointment, though, he did not appear on the ballot in Washington this weekend.“Even though I qualified for 44 states, in Seattle they put me as other,” De La Fuente said. “So the Democratic Party has said Washington, you cannot vote for this man because he doesn’t exist.”So, he came to Alaska which he’s visited numerous times on cruise ships – he even owned a 165-foot catcher-processor out of Dutch Harbor at one point – and took part in the District 35 caucus. For a state this large in size, there are few delegates up for grabs – just 20. De La Fuente would have needed at least 15 percent of the room to pick up any. He netted 11 votes, making him not viable. But he seemed undeterred. I asked De La Fuente why he keeps with it, given the odds.“It’s a 56-kilometer race,” said De La Fuente. “So you cannot judge a race just because somebody is leading the first 10 kilometers or the first 20 kilometers. The question is, “Who is going to cross that finish line?”De La Fuente’s campaign – which is entirely grassroots – even developed a game called “Rocky Run.” Available on iPhone and Android, De La Fuente is a horse you can pit against horses “Hillary Pigton” and “Don Bulltromp.” With the brush of a finger, you can jump over obstacles.And his eyes light up when he mentions that the Democratic National Convention will be in Philadelphia. Because as you may have noticed, he shares a name with another underdog, Rocky Balboa.“All my life, I’ve been an underdog,” De La Fuente said. “All my life, I’m a minority. We have two types of people: we have the hard-working people that work and we have the government that’s trying to do everything they can to stop us. Imagine if we can all be working with the same objective. And let’s make America 10 times greater than what it is today.”And in his pursuit of greatness, De La Fuente has his eyes on the June 7 primary in California, where he does business in 45 cities. “At least,” he says, “My employees can vote for me.”Share this story:last_img read more

As Alaska’s gasline corporation pushes for Asia deal, legislators push for more information

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Economy | Energy & MiningAs Alaska’s gasline corporation pushes for Asia deal, legislators push for more informationDecember 11, 2017 by Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Share:Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Bank of China Executive Vice President Yingxin Gao, talk during a visit to Beijing where Alaska and China inked a deal to explore building a liquified natural gas pipeline. (Photo courtesy Alaska Governor’s Office)Over the last several weeks, there have been several announcements from the state’s gas line corporation.The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation spent at least $2 million marketing Alaska’s megaproject this year.  And so far, it has signed agreements to explore the project with potential partners and possible customers in China, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam. It has spent another $1 million on promotional handouts, trade shows and communications. But, back in Alaska lawmakers are still pushing for more. They’re asking questions about the money being spent and what may come back in to the state.  Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The state’s gasline corporation has a transparency problem.  It’s either being forced to give up too much information, hurting its chances of being competitive in the global liquefied natural gas market. Or, the corporation with the highest paid state employee at its helm, isn’t disclosing enough about what it’s doing with the state’s money.This isn’t a new argument. The 40-year history of the Alaska North Slope gas project has become something of a political football, never making it into the end zone.  But, it’s communication issue is relatively new since the state got involved as a project partner several years ago.It came up during a Dec. 7 board of directors meeting.  “You know, it’s interesting to me that you believe, I believe, the board believes, the governor believes, the president believes that this project is real,” said board member Marc Luiken. “And really, China. You know, entities in China, entities in Korea, Japan, Vietnam,  believe this project is real.”He said in Alaska, it seems that people don’t believe the project is real.  He said that calls for a deliberate, aggressive communication strategy.“The commercial effort, the regulatory effort, the engineering effort, are all very important also,” Luiken said. “But we need to help Alaskans believe this project is real.”But transparency is a fundamental tension of a public corporation. It’s supposed to act like a business.  That means some things have to be secret.  But, it’s spending the state’s money. That means that some things can’t be secret. Calls for transparency and more information have gotten louder since the state took over the project from North Slope oil and gas producers a year ago.  They’ve gotten so loud that last year, the legislator who helped to create the state corporation, launched an audit of its spending.Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, chairs the Senate Finance committee. She said her committee has been asking the same questions for a long time. How much will the state’s gas be worth? And, after all of that debt is paid, what will be left for Alaskans?So far?“We are not getting the information that we’ve requested,” MacKinnon said. “You certainly don’t want to show your hand in the cost scenario when you’re negotiating with someone. These are sensitive issues.  But the finance committee is going to need to see those numbers.”Sens. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River and John Coghill, R-North Pole, during the fifth special session of Alaska’s Legislature in the last two years on July 11, 2016 in Juneau. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)What’s  left over once the owners of the gas and the project financiers take their cut — that’s an important number for lawmakers.  It helps them decide whether the pipeline and LNG export project is a good deal for the state. The state’s share of the profit happens to be one of the few things corporation can play with to cut the price of gas to Asian buyers.  Cutting the state’s share lowers the cost to LNG customers and makes it more competitive in a tough market. MacKinnon said, she wants to see the bottom line.Putting the state’s money on the line in a multi-billion commercial project, that’s a hard choice for a lot of lawmakers.  It’s unfamiliar territory.  It’s relatively easy to the see the benefit of putting state money into a highway or a school.  Pumping millions, maybe billions, in to a giant risky gasline isn’t as clear cut. “I want to see that there’s a profitable project here,” MacKinnon said. “And I need some guarantee — from someone that the finance committee believes — that this project can economically benefit the people of Alaska.”That sentiment of wanting more detailed financial information from the gasline corporation, it’s not universal. Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, said some of the information lawmakers are asking for, it just isn’t possible to know until the final contracts are drawn up. “At some point we do have to trust that these are professionals that know how to do the day to day management,” Tarr said. “Because really, the state legislature cannot micromanage this project, right?”That’s not to say that Tarr has no questions for the corporation.  But, she’s thinking about ways she can get them answered that won’t require divulging them to the public. “I’m considering signing a confidentiality agreement so that I can see more of the paperwork,” she said.Other lawmakers have done it.  According to the corporation, Senate Resources chair Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and her staff member Akis Gialopsos have signed them.  So has Bruce Tangeman, a staff member for Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks. So far, none of them have requested access to any further information, according to an email from the Governor’s office. But, it’s not likely that the tension over what should be communicated — and what shouldn’t — is going to ease up anytime soon. That breakdown in communication, it came up again this week. This past Monday evening, about a dozen lawmakers legislators gathered in person and by phone at a three-hour House Resources Committee meeting in Anchorage, to hear an update from the state corporation.  At about 8 p.m., two hours into the meeting,  Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-East Anchorage, asked a question. Not about finances or transparency. This one was about basic project management and construction cost risk.“What happened to FEED?” Pruitt said.That’s Front End Engineering and Design.  It’s basically all of the homework that has to get done before you start building a project. It’s the final blueprint and every construction detail, schedule and cost estimate.  The more time you spend on it, the fewer surprises there are on the test.  In this case, Alaska’s final exam grade is based on the risk of construction delays cost overruns.Before the state took over, this was supposed to be a two-year process that could cost more than $1 billion to get through.  At the end of it, project partners would look at the data and make a final go or no go decision. But, when the state took over, the model changed. Corporation President Keith Meyer said now, instead of doing the engineering and design work in-house they’re planning to wrap it all into the construction bid.  Basically, the state will get a final investment decision from its partners. Then it’ll ask for what it wants built, the contractor will engineer the job and put it together. That didn’t sit well with Pruitt. “This is a huge, huge change. I mean, I understand what you’re indicating,” Pruitt said. “But, the turnkey might work for an LNG plant. But, we’re talking about an 800 mile pipeline. You can’t turnkey that thing.”Meyer said there are pros and cons to both models. But, either way,  Pruitt said that change should have been communicated clearly. “We are the decision-makers ultimately. We’re the ones that are going to commit the billions of dollars that are necessary. They’ve got to communicate to us,” he said in a later interview.So far, all of the state corporation’s agreements have been non-binding. None of the potential partners or customers are spending money to move the project forward.  And that leaves lawmakers to decide if they want to put more money into the effort. But so far, many lawmakers have said they aren’t sure the project is far enough along to merit getting any more money. Share this story:last_img read more

Greece told to table proposals or risk euro exit

first_imgWednesday 8 July 2015 11:41 pm Express KCS whatsapp Share Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapTop 10 Fried Chicken Spots in the U.S.GayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapAdrian Grenier Agrees That Nate Is the ‘Real Villain’ in ‘The Devil WearsThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Stars Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace on Nailing ThoseThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ THE GREEK government must submit new proposals to its international lenders today or risk crashing out of the Eurozone.Athens tabled a request for a new three-year loan yesterday, after euro area leaders warned that a deal needs to be struck by the end of this week – or not at all.A summit of all 28 European Union leaders has been called for Sunday, following a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers – known as the Eurogroup – on Saturday. Creditors must evaluate a new Greek proposal and find agreement by Sunday.Last night the Greek authorities revealed that banks in the country will remain closed until at least Monday, with cash machine withdrawals limited to €60 per day. Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported that the government was limiting the amount of money that Greeks could take abroad to €1,000.Earlier in the day Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told MEPs in Brussels that his country had been treated like an “austerity laboratory”, arguing that “the experiment was not a success”.However, he also said that the origin of the crisis lay with previous Greek governmental failures, including a history of “clientelism”, tax evasion and corruption.Last night IMF boss Christine Lagarde repeated the need to restructure the Greek government’s debts. “Greece is in a situation of acute crisis, which needs to be addressed seriously and promptly,” she said.•Minutes from the Federal Reserve’s June meeting showed officials are concerned about the Greek debt crisis. The minutes from its June meeting stated: “Many participants expressed concern that a failure of Greece and its official creditors to resolve their differences could result in disruptions in financial markets in the euro area, with possible spillover effects on the United States.” whatsapp Greece told to table proposals or risk euro exit Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Purchase of Lee County properties for Conservation 20/20 program approved

first_imgMan crashes truck into Alva pond April 6, 2021 AdvertisementTags: AlvaConservation 2020 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementThe second property, about 98 acres, is about three-quarters of a mile north of the intersection of North River Road and Fichters Creek Lane. It’s northern and eastern boundaries are next to the Bob Janes Preserve, which is an existing Conservation 20/20 site.The second property’s purchase price is $634,000, plus costs to close estimated at $20,000.The third property is 93 acres and is located about one mile east of Burnt Store Road. The purchase price is about $260,400, plus closing costs estimated at $17,500. Prior to the completion of these purchases, there are 30,424 acres within the Conservation 20/20 Land Acquisition Program.For more information on the program, click here. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentscenter_img Two seriously injured in late-night Alva rollover crash March 6, 2021 Troopers investigate Alva semi-truck rollover crash April 20, 2021 Man found guilty in 2018 murder of two Alva teens June 12, 2021 LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Lee County Commissioners voted to approve the purchase of three properties, totaling more than 350 acres, for the Conservation 20/20 program on Tuesday.According to the county, two of the properties are near Alva and the third is near the Yucca Pens Preserve near Cape Coral. The first property, about 179 acres, includes natural wetlands, pasture and cypress. It is located on the north side of North River Road, about a quarter-mile west and north of Fichters Creek Lane in Alva. It is next to the south boundary of the other property in Alva approved on Tuesday.The first property’s purchase price is $1,225,000, plus costs to close estimated at $20,000.last_img read more

Laois Minister does not want General Election next year

first_img“So I’m hoping that when the Taoiseach meets Micheal Martin that they can continue with the supply and confidence arrangement.”Minister Flanagan made the comments as he welcomed the Minister for Children Dr Katherine Zappone to the county to highlight the impact and challenges thrown up by rapid population growth in Laois.Minister Zappone was there to witness first-hand how local youth services and Family Resource Centres are working with local young people in Portlaoise and Mountmellick.Minister Zappone’s Department oversees funding of youth services around Ireland.She said: “Laois has a very active youth sector which receives substantial support from my Department. It is used to provide activities, information and supports to young people across the County.“In addition, the existing Family Resource Centre in Portlaoise and the new Centre in Mountmellick are hubs of the local community providing services to local people of all ages.“It is important to see this work on the ground and to meet the dedicated workers and volunteers supporting young people and families in Laois as it will help us to further improve support from Central Government.”SEE ALSO – The final LaoisToday football Team of the Week for 2018 Home News Laois Minister does not want General Election next year News Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Council TAGSCharlie Flanagan Community Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Laois Minister does not want General Election next year Pinterest Charlie Flanagan and Minister Dr Katherine Zappone Fine Gael Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan does not want to have a General Election next year.The Laois TD was speaking this afternoon in his constituency office where he was with Minister for Children Dr Dr Katherine Zappone who was visiting the county.Minister Flanagan said: “I have spoken to a number of people on the ground and the overwhelming feeling is that people want stability at present. By Alan Hartnett – 15th October 2018 Facebook Previous articlePortlaoise ladies hockey club enjoy more successNext articleVery special concert taking place to mark National Harp Day Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug Detected in Queensbury

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands has reported that the pink hibiscus mealy bug has been detected in Queensbury, in the Kingston 19 area.In an interview with JIS News, Senior Plant Health and Food Safety Specialist at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Marina Young, said it is still too early to determine the severity of the infestation and that RADA officers and researchers from the Ministry will be deployed to the area to gather data from residents.“Households in Queensbury and surrounding areas of St. Andrew will see extension officers of RADA inspecting plants and gathering information from households,” she informed.She noted that the infestation has so far been confined to a small area of the community, however more work needs to be done in surveying the community. To curtail the spread of the pest, the infested site will be visited, information gathered and householders and farmers educated on the impact and need to report suspicion of the pest.Following investigation and confirmation of its presence, Mrs. Young explained that the parasitoid wasp, the natural predator of the pest, will be released in the area.“In order to be successful in our efforts to apply biological control, we will be approaching the infested communities through the church and meetings, where we will be discussing what is expected to be done by households in order to assist researchers to achieve the desired results in controlling the level of the pink hibiscus mealy bug,” she told JIS News.Residents of the affected community or persons, who suspect the presence of the pest on their farms or property, are being asked to contact the nearest RADA office, the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands or the pink mealy bug hotline, which is 1-888-991-5100.The mealy bug is a soft bodied insect that exists in colonies. It is characterized by a white cottony mass on the fruit, leaf, stem or root of plants. The eggs as well as the immature and adult females are pink in colour.A mealy bug infestation can cause deformation of fruits and leaves, ultimately leading to the death of the plant. RelatedPink Hibiscus Mealy Bug Detected in Queensbury RelatedPink Hibiscus Mealy Bug Detected in Queensbury Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug Detected in Queensbury UncategorizedDecember 21, 2007center_img RelatedPink Hibiscus Mealy Bug Detected in Queensbury Advertisementslast_img read more

Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 Business & Leadership Awards finalists

first_img Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 Business & Leadership Awards finalistsPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, September 11, 2019in: Community Newsshare 0 Recipients will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Awards Recognition Ceremony on Wed., Sept. 25. VANCOUVER — The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) announces the top nominees in the 2019 Business & Leadership Awards within six categories of recognition. Recipients will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Awards Recognition Ceremony “Set Sail for Success,” presented by Port of Vancouver USA on Wed., Sept. 25.The top nominees in the 2019 Business & Leadership Awards categories are as follows (in no particular order).Community Champion Award Finalists: Casey Wyckoff, LSW Architects; Marcy Sprecher, Rock Solid Teen Center; Corwin Beverage2019 Community Statesman Award Finalists: Lynda Wilson, state senator; Anne McEnerny-Ogle, mayor Vancouver; Paul Harris, state representative.2019 John S. McKibbin Leadership Legacy Award Finalists: Arch Miller, Air & Hospitality Academy, retired; Linda Glover, Divine Consign & Vancouver City Council; Mike Bomar, Port of Vancouver.2019 Start-Up to Watch Award Finalists: The Diner Vancouver; WellHaven Pet Health; Wolf Industries, Inc.2019 Small Business of the Year Award Finalists: Nom Nom Restaurant & Bar; Reid Business Services; Pacific Perks.2019 Large Business of the Year Award Finalists: Ginn Group; MAJ Development; Invest West Management.Doors for the Annual Dinner & Awards Recognition Ceremony will open at 4:30 p.m. to a cocktail hour at The Hilton. Guests will be treated to signature drinks as they participate in nautical games and snap photos before the program and awards ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m.. During the program, the GVCC’s Dessert Dash will take place, encouraging guests to outbid other tables in an effort to select their favorite dessert first. Funds raised during this portion of the event will contribute to the Small Business Saturday Grand Program awarded each December.For more information about “Set Sail for Success,” Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner & Awards Recognition Ceremony, click here: more information about the Chamber’s Annual Business & Leadership Awards, and previous recipients, click here: Chamber members interested in donating a dessert for the Dessert Dash, click here: is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Rep. Paul Harris receives national award in recognition of his dedication to championing tobacco control legislation Next : Drivers should expect delays on SR 14 near WashougalAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel Name*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreecenter_img guestLabel Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

Hyundai Venue earns a Top Safety Pick award after IIHS crash testing

first_imgThe new-for-2020 Hyundai Venue has earned a Top Safety Pick award for crashworthiness from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Overall, the Hyundai Group – which also includes Genesis and Kia – has earned Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus awards for eighteen of its models.To earn the top awards, a vehicle must first earn the IIHS’ highest “Good” rating in six crash evaluations.It must also be equipped with specific features, so only some trim levels will qualify for the highest honours. See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened For the Venue, the Top Safety Pick applies only to models equipped with LED projector headlights, which earned an “Acceptable” rating that’s enough to clinch the title. In Canada, these lights are standard on the top-trim Ultimate, and optional on the next-step-down Trend. Halogen headlamps, standard on the Essential, Preferred, and Trend trim, were rated “Marginal” due to “inadequate illumination on curves,” according to the IIHS.The Venue rated the top “Good” in driver-side and passenger-side small overlap front crash, moderate overlap front crash, side crash, roof strength, and seat and head restraint tests.To earn a Top Safety Pick Award, vehicles must ace all the crash tests, and then earn “Good” or “Acceptable” for its headlamps, and “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention. The IIHS said the Venue has both standard and optional front crash prevention systems, and both earned “Superior” ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle. The standard system was “Advanced” for vehicle-to-pedestrian, while the optional system rated “Superior.”RELATED The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever A whopping 64 vehicles qualify for the IIHS’ 2020 Top Safety Pick award Trending in Canada advertisementcenter_img Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel-cell Nexo earns top crash safety awardFor a vehicle to earn the next-step-up Top Safety Pick Plus, “Good” or “Acceptable” headlamps must be standard on every trim level.The 2020 Genesis G70 (built after December 2019), Genesis G80, and Hyundai Nexo fuel cell vehicle all earned Top Safety Pick Plus awards.Top Safety Pick has been awarded to all models of the Hyundai Sonata, Palisade, and Santa Fe. When they’re equipped with optional front crash protection, the awards also go to the Hyundai Elantra, Elantra GT, Veloster, Kona, and Tucson. The Kia Sportage and Telluride earned Top Safety Pick awards, plus the Forte, Soul, Stinger, and Sorento when equipped with the optional crash protection. ‹ Previous Next › PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSHyundaiSUVNon-LuxurySafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew VehiclescompactNon-Luxury Trending Videoslast_img read more