Higher Risks, Fewer Protections for America’s Immigrants

first_imgAlthough the environmental justice movement emerged during one of the greatest waves of immigration in American history, very few people have studied the effects of industrial pollution on immigrants. Between 1965 and 2015, 59 million people moved to the United States; today nearly half of all immigrants land in California, Texas, Florida, or New York. Immigration spiked between 1970 and 2000, and while the number of people arriving each year has declined since then, the total immigrant population has swelled to its largest size ever—around 43.2 million in 2015.Read it at PS Related Itemslast_img read more

Odisha govt. to bring back body of Kalpana Dash

first_imgThe Odisha government is working to bring home the body of Kalpana Dash, the first woman from the State to summit the peak. She had first scaled the mountain in 2008. Ms. Dash had complained of breathlessness during the descent this year. “Kalpana Dash had repeatedly brought accolades to the State. We are committed to bring her mortal remains back to her State. It is reported to be at the Balcony, at an altitude of approximately 8,600 metres,” said Vishal K. Dev, Sports Secretary.last_img

Jets’ Sudfeld Never Never Gives Up

first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. –  The metal dogtag hangs around Zach Sudfeld’s neck nearly everywhere he goes.It dangles under his pads when he’s on the football field, and he takes it off only when he showers. It was a gift from his grandfather, and the Winston Churchill-inspired quote engraved on it epitomizes his journey from hard-luck youngster to tenacious New York Jets tight end:“Never, never, never give up.”Sudfeld could have easily walked away from football a few times. Many people told him he should have.A broken leg and dislocated ankle in his senior season at Nevada appeared to abruptly end a college career marked by setbacks and six surgeries. He had nothing more to prove, they told him, and he’d been through enough adversity.“I’m a football player,” the 24-year-old Sudfeld said, his long, reddish-brown hair pulled back neatly behind his head. “I couldn’t let it end that way.”And, he didn’t. Not even close.Sudfeld — nicknamed “Studfeld” by friends and teammates — is a 6-foot-7, 260-pound backup tight end who has played in eight games as a rookie, including two starts, with four catches while carving roles on the scout team and special teams.“The sky’s the limit for him because each day he gains more confidence,” Jets tight ends coach Steve Hagen said. “He makes like freak catches in practice.”As his blocking improves, Sudfeld’s playing time figures to increase. He gets about 10 snaps a game, but he’s used to having to prove himself.“We loved watching ‘Rudy’ growing up, but Zach’s no Rudy,” said Sudfeld’s father Ralph. “He has demonstrated he belongs here. Nothing was handed to him. Nothing. He just kept saying, ‘Nope, I’m just going to keep going.’”That perseverance was born in part from being raised in a family whose business is delivering hope.The Sudfelds are heavily involved with Assist International, a humanitarian organization started by Sudfeld’s grandparents Bob and Charlene Pagett in a spare bedroom in 1990 that has since completed over 500 projects to help the needy in 61 countries.Ralph Sudfeld is the Executive Vice President. Zach’s mother, Michelle, is the Director of Fundraising for abandoned and orphaned children. Zach’s twin brother, Matt, is the Director of Strategic Development. When each of his grandchildren turned 13, Bob Pagett let them pick a project on which they could accompany him.Zach chose a trip to Romania, where an experience at an orphanage still resonates.“You go to the streets where these kids came from and it’s just devastating,” he said. “You can’t get those images out of your head. It’s an amazing thing when you hold an orphan in your arms. You’re like, ‘Man, I have no issues.’”Sudfeld has since been to Myanmar and Thailand, and plans to go to Africa during the offseason. He’ll join the rest of the family full-time in the business someday, but after his playing days are through.Sudfeld was born 10 minutes before Matt. He spent most of his childhood and teen years in Modesto, Calif., trying to catch up to him on the football field, basketball court or pretty much anything that provided even the smallest measure of competition.“Growing up, whenever we’d get into a fight, I was just a lot tougher than him, even though he was taller,” Matt said with a laugh.They’re fraternal, and their drastic height difference — Matt is 5-foot-11 — makes it difficult to imagine they’re brothers, let alone twins.“We’re as close as you can be,” said Zach, whose younger brother Nate plays quarterback at Indiana. “But growing up, he was way more athletic.”The family has a theory on the moment Zach went from being a tall, skinny, awkward guy to one of the toughest players on the football field. It was the day during the twins’ sophomore season in high school that Zach was moved up to varsity from junior varsity to fill in for some injured tight ends.He dropped the first two balls that came his way. He rebounded, though, with three catches on a last-minute drive. Modesto Christian High School had the ball at the 3-yard line with 1 second left, and coach Mike Parsons dialed up a slant to Zach.He caught the ball and cradled it in the end zone for the winning score against rival Mariposa.“We joke about it like, ‘Man, if you dropped that ball, you’d be teaching math somewhere,’” Matt said. “From that point on, he developed more of an edge and by the time he was a senior, he was just a force.”The twins went separate ways for college, with Zach heading to Nevada and Matt going to Brown — but both continued to play football.Zach walked on to the Nevada football team that featured current 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, eventually earning a scholarship. He showed promise, despite not playing a lot behind starter Virgil Green. Injuries — a shoulder, a knee and a broken wrist — provided some other bumps in the road. But, heading into his senior year, he was poised for a breakout season.On Sept. 10, 2011, the Wolf Pack opened the season at Oregon. At the start of the second quarter, with 35 family members in the stands, someone rolled into his left leg. His femur broke, and his ankle was dislocated and turned 180 degrees.“My toes were pointed to the sky and I was on my stomach,” Zach recalled. He was carted off the field, and many believed he was done with football.“Everyone was telling me that it was time to hang up the cleats,” he said. Sudfeld had other plans.He was already working on his master’s degree in business administration, so he’d continue to do that while he rehabilitated and planned his next comeback. He persuaded coach Chris Ault to keep a spot on the roster for him, and was awarded a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.A year after all the doubts and tears, Sudfeld was back on the football field.It’s a comeback story with a Hollywood-style script: Sudfeld started every game for Nevada as a sixth-year senior, caught 45 passes for 598 yards, set a school record for tight ends with eight TD catches, and was a semifinalist for the Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top player at his position.“You just go, ‘Listen, man, congratulations to you. You went out and willed yourself to do that,’” Ralph Sudfeld said. “That’s what makes you so proud as a parent.”There were still more “hiccups,” as Zach calls them.Sudfeld wasn’t invited to the NFL combine in Indianapolis. He also went undrafted a few months later. New England signed him as a free agent, and Sudfeld had a terrific training camp and became a fan favorite. He made the Patriots’ opening roster, but after four weeks and no catches, the Patriots waived him.Almost exactly 24 hours later, the Jets were calling.Matt compares his brother to Tom Hardy’s unbreakable character Forrest Bondurant in the 2012 crime drama Lawless.“He just can’t die,” Matt said. “He always survives. I was like, ‘Zach, that’s you, man. Injury after injury, undrafted, cut, but you keep coming back.’”Just as that cherished dogtag urges Zach every day.“It’s always there and is just a constant reminder that no matter what happens, it’s all going to work out,” he said with a smile. “You’ve just got to continue to move forward. No matter what.”(Dennis Waszak, Jr., AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Tierney tipped for Real Madrid move

first_imgTransfers Tierney to Real Madrid over Man Utd or Arsenal? Sutton tips Celtic star for £30m move Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 19:03 11/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kieran Tierney Celtic Getty Transfers Real Madrid Celtic Manchester United Chelsea Arsenal The Scotland international has already being linked with several leading clubs in the Premier League and is being talked up for a high-profile switch Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney is worth at least £30 million and could grace Real Madrid rather than Manchester United or Arsenal, says Chris Sutton.The 20-year-old full-back is an exciting talent with a growing number of suitors, with his appearances for the Hoops and Scotland drawing widespread praise.Tierney 7/1 to score v St.Johnstone Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Interest from England has been building steadily, despite Tierney’s commitment to a new six-year contract in Glasgow.Sutton believes that the youngster will make a high-profile switch at some stage and feels he is good enough to grace the best sides in Europe.The former Celtic striker wrote in the Daily Record, while calling on Brendan Rodgers’ side to hold out for the best possible deal: “I look at the likes of Luke Shaw at Manchester United at £30m and Kyle Walker going to Manchester City for £50m.“Tierney at £30m would be a bargain. He’s only 20 and with his attitude he will get even better.Kieran Tierney Chris Sutton Celtic Real Madrid“There’s absolutely no doubt he can cut it at the likes of United, Chelsea or Arsenal but I’d go even further. European teams will be looking at him – including the likes of Real Madrid.“That’s how good he is and that’s why it’s hard to see him spending his entire career at Celtic.“But the board need to be firm. They thought they were doing good business when they sold Virgil van Dijk for £13.5m but they should have got double for him.“There’s a tasty sell-on clause but he was still undersold and that can’t be allowed to happen with Tierney. If a £15m bid comes in during January it should be laughed out of town.”Tierney has made 98 senior appearances for Celtic since stepping out of their academy system, while earning eight caps for Scotland.He has continued to shine domestically and on a European stage this season, with his most recent outing against Bayern Munich seeing him lavished with praise.There is no desire on his part to leave Parkhead any time soon, but a big-money bid could force the issue and test Celtic’s resolve to retain the services of a much sought-after asset.last_img read more

Freenote Cloth Redefines Classic With Its Waxed Riders Jacket

first_img The Best Products to Combat Swamp Crotch and Sweaty Balls Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know The Best Best Big and Tall Men’s Clothing and Brands How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath, Smell, and Smoke For the third year in a row, American-made clothing brand Freenote Cloth is re-releasing its Riders Jacket, a timeless garment built for the open road with durable waxed canvas and custom metal hardware.What sets this latest interpretation apart from its predecessors is a brand new Navajo-inspired cotton lining and added elasticity for flexibility.“We don’t do a lot of reproduction, but we’re constantly inspired by different jacket designs that we see or have produced ourselves,” began co-founder Andrew Brodrick.“This particular jacket is a mashup of sorts, combining the look and feel of a traditional denim jacket with a classic rider’s jacket.”While the Waxed Riders Jacket certainly evokes both of these iconic American silhouettes, it gets a modern lift with the fabrics that make up its interior, which include a soft chambray for the sleeves and an ultra-lush cotton for the lining.“The jacket is constructed with all these surprising, luxurious elements,” Brodrick explained. “It’s a way for us to incorporate great value into every aspect of the garment.”In addition to this special array of materials, the jacket also features custom metal trims and hand selected leather patches as well as elasticized cuffs and shoulders for extra mobility.Though all these components make for a product that’s aesthetically beautiful, they also contribute to the jacket’s comfort and fantastic fit.“Fit is the most important element of any garment,” Brodrick remarked. “Every year, we tinker with the fit of this jacket to make it more and more perfect for our customer.”“The jacket is a staple of our line and makes a great staple in any guy’s closet,” he continued. “It’s got this classic fit that really stands the test of time and will continue to be a great go-to for our customer over the course of his life.”In addition to the Waxed Riders Jacket ($400), the Freenote collection also features denim ($260) and corduroy ($300) jackets. Check them out, here.last_img read more


first_img Twitter Advertisement Massoud was one of more than 2,000 hopefuls who auditioned for the title role. (Credit Philip Cheung for The New York Times) Advertisement The little-known actor talks casting controversies, questions of representation and how he held his own with Will Smith.When Mena Massoud, the star of the new “Aladdin” live-action remake, got the first callback for the title role, he decided not to revisit the beloved 1992 animated original. Instead he wanted to draw inspiration from the underlying theme: a “journey of personal identity.”The cartoon does carry a well-intentioned, universal message of being true to yourself. But it has also been criticized for promoting the stereotype of “barbaric” Arabs. And though it’s set in a fictional port city in Arabia, its characters were voiced by a majority white cast. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Born in Cairo and raised in Toronto, Massoud, 27, has a rosier view of the earlier movie. “My parents knew about the story of Aladdin far before the animation film. It’s a folk tale that is very prevalent in Egypt,” he said, adding that the movie is a “very positive depiction of where we came from.”Still, Disney needed to update the revival for woke audiences. After an open, worldwide casting call, it wound up with a diverse cast that includes the British actress Naomi Scott, who plays Jasmine and is of Indian descent, and actors with Iranian and Tunisian roots. Massoud, who had a recurring role in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” won out over more than 2,000 hopefuls who auditioned for his role.The film has received decidedly mixed reviews from critics, though in his New York Times review, A.O Scott called the casting “admirable.”In a recent phone interview, Massoud explained why he thought it was “counterproductive” to critique the story and casting process and shared his thoughts on Will Smith’s blue genie. These are edited excerpts from the conversation. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

More must be done to take a bite out of organized crime

While many countries in the region have a centuries-long experience with organized crime, others have only recently come into contact with such groups as well as illicit goods and services, according to the report launched today in Bangkok, Thailand.“The history of organised crime in the Asia-Pacific also demonstrates that no single country, no single strategy, no policy, no law, no law enforcement measure, and no penalty — however harsh — has been successful in eliminating and eradicating the problem of organised crime,” it noted.Profits generated by smuggling and trafficking, with a price tag of billions of dollars, exceeds the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of many of the region’s economies, the UNODC study said, adding that organized crime could potentially undermine governance, commerce and human rights.“New ideas are needed to prevent and suppress organised crime more effectively,” the report, entitled “Palermo on the Pacific Rim: Organized Crime Offences in the Asia Pacific Region,” underscored.“Palermo” refers to the 2000 UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, known as the Palermo Protocol, which has been ratified by nearly 150 nations so far.But the new publication pointed out that few countries in the Asia-Pacific region has implemented the obligations contained in the pact.“Whether or not the Asia-Pacific region succeeds over organised crime — or surrenders to it — is the collective responsibility of the whole region,” it said. “In the end, it is the combined political will of all governments and civil societies in the region that will determine the future of the response to organised crime in the Asia-Pacific.“Whether or not there will be a Palermo on the Pacific Rim is ultimately up to us.” 31 August 2009Greater efforts are needed to win the battle against organized crime in East Asia and the Pacific, according to a new study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which calls for a fresh approach to tackle the scourge. read more

IPO values screensharing app maker Teamviewer at 578B

BERLIN — Teamviewer, the maker of the eponymous screen sharing and conferencing software, has made the biggest initial public offering for a German tech company since the dot-com boom.Shares in Goeppingen-based Teamviewer began trading at 26.25 euros ($28.88) on the Frankfurt exchange Wednesday, valuing the company at 5.25 billion euros ($5.78 billion).Up to 42% of Teamviewer’s stock, or 84 million shares, are being offered publicly.Teamviewer’s owner, Britain-based investment firm Permira, bought the company for 870 million euros in 2014 and will retain a stake of at least 58%.The company provides a free version of its software and a premium version with about 368,000 subscribers.Teamviewer has about 800 employees, about half of which work at its offices in Goeppingen, outside the southwestern city of Stuttgart.The Associated Press read more

US foreign policy expert named as senior aide to SecretaryGeneral

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today announced the appointment of Robert Orr, a veteran United States expert in foreign affairs, as the new United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning.Mr. Orr, who succeeds Michael Doyle, also from the United States, was most recently Executive Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Before that, he served as Director of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.From 1996 to 2001, he held senior posts in the US Government, including Deputy to the US Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke and Director of Global and Multilateral Affairs at the National Security Council, where he was responsible for peacekeeping and humanitarian affairs.Prior to government service he worked for the International Peace Academy in New York and with non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, Kenya.Mr. Orr, who speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, received a doctorate of philosophy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. read more

Burger Kings profit climbs on strength overseas Satisfries help North American sales

by Candice Choi And Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Feb 13, 2014 5:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Burger King’s profit climbs on strength overseas; Satisfries help North American sales FILE – In this Thursday, April 25, 2013, file photo, a car stops at the drive-thru at a Burger King restaurant near downtown Los Angeles. Burger King reports their quarterly earnings on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Burger King’s new lower-calorie french fries didn’t spark a stampede to restaurants, but the company says they helped push up sales slightly amid heightened competition.The Miami-based chain on Thursday reported a higher quarterly profit on growth overseas, with particularly strong results Asia. In North America, it said new menu items like Satisfries french fries and the Big King burger, which mimics McDonald’s Big Mac, helped lift sales 0.2 per cent at established locations.Alex Macedo, Burger King’s president of North American operations, said the rollout of Satisfries boosted fry orders overall.“It’s not a mainstream product, it doesn’t have the broadest appeal, but it is a premium product and has had success,” Macedo said. “People who were coming in and not ordering fries are now ordering fries.”Burger King Worldwide Inc. and other fast-food chains are fighting to attract diners constrained by the economy and a storm-filled winter, along with tough competition from higher-priced quick-service restaurants like Chipotle. In response, Burger King has introduced a string of new menu items and pushed deals.The unveiling of Satisfries in particular came with great fanfare, with the company hosting a preview of the fries for media in a New York City penthouse this past September. The fries have about 20 per cent fewer calories than the chain’s regular fries as a result of a batter that blocks out some of the oil during frying.They cost extra, with a small order priced at $1.89, 30 cents more than regular fries.Macedo said the fries also show Burger King’s commitment to developing new products. The chain has been undergoing significant structural, menu and marketing changes since it was purchased and taken private by 3G Capital, a Brazilian private investment firm. In 2012, 3G unveiled a revamped menu before announcing a deal to take the chain public again.For the quarter ended Dec. 31, Burger King says it earned $66.8 million, or 19 cents per share. That compares with $48.6 million, or 14 cents per share, a year ago.Not including one-time items, it said it earned 24 cents per share, above the 23 cents per share Wall Street expected.The sale of company-owned restaurants to franchisees led to lower revenue of $265.2 million, which was below the $268.2 million analysts expected. Such refranchising reduces corporate revenue because the company records only the fees the franchisee pays rather than the total restaurant sales.Burger King had 13,667 restaurants last year.____Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoi read more

UK car manufacturing achieves alltime record exports in 2012

UK car manufacturing broke all-time export records in 2012, with volumes sent overseas exceeding 1.2 million, up 8% on last year. Total vehicle output increased 8% last year to 1.58 million units, the highest level since 2008.Car output rose 9% in 2012 to 1.46 million units, ending the year with a 6% rise in December.Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive said, “2012 was a very good year for UK car production with record levels of exports and volumes at their highest since 2008.“The outlook for 2013 remains positive with demand in many faster growing global markets offsetting the continued weakness in European economies. The £6 billion of investment committed to UK facilities, new model programmes and R&D signals a bright future and many new opportunities for companies in the supply chain.  These remain extremely challenging times and it is essential industry and government continue to work together to secure long-term industrial growth.”UK automotive manufacturing dataBusiness Secretary Vince Cable said, “News that UK car production increased by 9% in 2012 and exports are at record levels is a great tribute to our manufacturing strengths, particularly in the face of challenging trading conditions in Europe and strong international competition.“The UK is achieving success by making products that are in demand across the world. We have a diverse and innovative automotive sector with some of the most productive plants in the world and a flexible, skilled and committed workforce.“The government is creating a highly supportive business environment to ensure that UK manufacturers continue to flourish as well as encouraging further investment in the UK automotive sector, including the supply chain.“There is no room for complacency and to build on this competitive advantage we are working jointly with the auto sector on a long term industrial strategy.”CV and Engine manufacturing factsCV output fell 6.8% in the year and was down 18.9% in December.UK engine production remained stable, down just 0.3% in 2012, with December dipping 0.8%.CV and engine manufacturing output last year reflects weak demand in European economies as instability in the eurozone and fresh austerity measures impact on consumer confidence.The outlook for UK automotive manufacturing is good with global demand remaining strong and UK facilities building on the significant investment committed to them in recent years.Click through to download the full UK automotive manufacturing news release for December 2012 (full year data).If you use these figures in online editorial, please reference www.smmt.co.uk/vehicle-data/ as the source.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Nautilus Minerals back on track with PNG agreement on Solwara 1 project

first_imgNautilus Minerals and Papua New Guinea have signed an agreement enabling the Solwara 1 project  to move forward toward production with the full support of the PNG state. Under the agreement, PNG will take an initial 15% interest in the project. The state has the option to take up to a further 15% interest within 12 months of the agreement becoming unconditional and has paid Nautilus a non-refundable deposit for its initial 15% interest of $7 million.The agreement is conditional upon the state, (through a subsidiary of Petromin PNG Holdings), securing by July 31 2014, funding for its 15% share of the capital required to complete the development phase of the project up to first production, being $113 million (excluding the deposit). These funds will be placed in escrow until Nautilus satisfies the conditions for their release. The funds will be released to Nautilus, and an unincorporated joint venture between the parties for the ongoing operation of the project will be formed, if within six months of the funds being transferred, Nautilus secures the charter of a Production Support Vessel and secures for the PNG state certain intellectual property rights. After first production, Petromin’s subsidiary will contribute funds in proportion to its interest.If the conditions of the agreement are satisfied and the state completes the purchase of its 15% interest in the project, then the arbitration concerning Nautilus’ claim for damages related to the termination of the State Equity Option Agreement from 2011 will be dismissed. If the PNG state does not complete the purchase, then the position the parties were in prior to signing the agreement will be reinstated.Nautilus’ CEO, Mike Johnston, said the company was pleased to have achieved an amicable resolution of its issues with PNG. “This step represents a major vote of confidence in Nautilus Minerals and the Solwara 1 project. Through this joint venture, the state will provide a significant capital investment and will retain a direct interest in the long term success of the project. We look forward to working closely with the state and Petromin on Solwara 1, which will generate significant economic activity within the state and the province of New Ireland,” he said. The company is now focusing its attention on securing a suitable vessel arrangement and is continuing its discussions with potential vessel partners while also undertaking a tender process with shipyards experienced in building offshore construction vessels. Nautilus intends to have a vessel solution in place before the end of the year.Also recently announced by Nautilus is the completion of the assembly of the Bulk Cutter (BC), the first of the Seafloor Production Tools (SPTs). Subsea vehicle designer and manufacturer, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, is the company responsible for building the SPTs for Nautilus. SMD are experts in the “marinisation” of mechanical, hydraulic, electric and electronic equipment for use in a subsea environment (water and pressure immersion). SMD uses this skill set as the basis of much of its existing product line in remotely operated vehicles and subsea trenchers. The BC is the heaviest of the three SPTs, weighing 310 t when fully assembled. It is designed to be the high productivity machine responsible for the bulk of production.last_img read more

We all support HC Sporta Hlohovec…

Slovakian second best team HC Sporta Hlohovec prepare for the matches of the EHF Cup Round 3 against Norwegian side – Arendal. Management of Slovakian team have found the interesting way to get attention before the second leg, which will be held on December 1, when official calendar for 2014 will be presented to their fans. Snapshot speaks a 1000 words… ← Previous Story SHOCK IN SKOPJE: Rastvortsev five months out! Next Story → No interest for Lars Walther in Aalborg – Henriksen to take charge? hc sporta hlohovec read more

LinkedIn pour la première fois bénéficiaire

first_imgLinkedIn pour la première fois bénéficiaireLe réseau social professionnel a réalisé des bénéfices pour la première fois de son histoire en 2010, d’un montant de 1,85 million de dollars. De bon augure avant son introduction en bourse…Ça ne pouvait pas mieux tomber pour LinkedIn, le réseau social professionnel. Alors que la société californienne a déposé auprès des autorités boursières américaines son projet d’introduction en Bourse, elle a réalisé ses premiers bénéfices depuis sa création en 2003. Le réseau, qui se targue de posséder 90 millions de membres, a remis à la Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) de Wall Street un document préalable à une introduction en bourse, qui pourrait lui permettre de lever 175 millions de dollars supplémentaires. Le document précise que ses fonds pourraient être utilisés “pour l’acquisition d’activités, technologies ou actifs complémentaires”, relaye L’Expansion. Il y est précisé que le chiffre d’affaires de l’exercice 2010 s’élève à 161,4 millions de dollars, soit le double de 2009, dégageant un bénéfice net de 1,85 million de dollars, contre une perte de 3,38 millions un an plus tôt. Les premiers bénéfices de son histoire, durant laquelle LinkedIn avait toujours perdu de l’argent, sauf pour l’exercice 2007 où il avait atteint l’équilibre.  Le 28 janvier 2011 à 17:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WTF Wednesday Stay Merry With These Ugly Christmas Sweaters

first_img It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” yet the holidays might be killing your mood. If you’re about to call it quits on your next dinner, party, or gift exchange, hear us out: an ugly Christmas sweater might get you in the spirit.While everyone else will show up in normal winter attire, your hideous outfit will generate lots of laughs. Whether you’re all about snowy robots or light-up lampshades, there’s an ugly sweater that’s the perfect match for you.In honor of National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, which takes place on Dec. 21, we’ve rounded up the ugliest, most bizarre Christmas sweaters for your holiday festivities.Rick and Morty Holiday SweaterPhoto Credit: ThinkGeekBest way to “sleigh” your next office holiday party? Say, “I turned myself into a Rick and Morty Christmas sweater.”Buy it HereNeon Space Ship Ugly Christmas SweaterPhoto Credit: AmazonSeason’s greetings from outer space: This neon space ship ugly Christmas sweater is an intergalactic rainbow.Buy it HereA Christmas Story Leg Lamp SweaterPhoto Credit: AmazonYou’re squad will be “jealous of plastic” when you wear this A Christmas Story fragile leg lamp sweater.Buy it HereWrapping Paper SweaterPhoto Credit: AmazonWhat’s the best Christmas gift of all? You, in this wrapping paper sweater, of course.Buy it Here Super Mario Bros. Holiday SweaterPhoto Credit: ThinkGeekStay warm in the Mushroom Kingdom with this Super Mario Bros. holiday sweater.Buy it HereCoyote Cactus Ugly Christmas SweaterPhoto Credit: AmazonMove over, Fraser firs: Cacti are the new Christmas trees. Channel all the Western vibes with this ugly coyote sweater.Buy it HereGalaxy Cats Ugly Christmas SweaterPhoto Credit: AmazonThis galaxy cats ugly Christmas sweater is the purr-fect outfit for your next winter celebration.Buy it HereSanta Unicorn Christmas SweaterPhoto Credit: AmazonSanta riding a unicorn, Saturn, and shining stars make this ugly Christmas sweater a ridiculous pick.Buy it HereSanta Gains Ugly Christmas SweaterPhoto Credit: AmazonWatch St. Nick get ripped and crush all the #fitnessgoals with this Santa gains ugly Christmas sweater.Buy it HereR2-D2 Holiday SweaterPhoto Credit: AmazonCelebrate Christmas with your favorite bot: R2-D2 looks super cute in this winter wonderland holiday sweater.Buy it HereMore on Geek.com:WTF? Wednesday: Feast Your Eyes on the World’s Largest Gingerbread VillageWTF? Wednesday: Deck the Halls With These Wacky Holiday DecorationsWTF? Wednesday: ‘Yuck’ Becomes ‘Yum’ at the Disgusting Food Museum PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on targetlast_img read more

Two suspects arrested after highspeed pursuit

first_imgAfter a citizen called in a couple of suspicious men trying to prowl or steal a vehicle in Longview, WA, Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men.Around 2:20pm, a call came in to Cowlitz 911 of two men trying to get into a parked vehicle. When a citizen asked them if the vehicle belonged to them, they jumped into a Green Subaru Legacy Stationwagon and sped away. The citizen provided a license number to dispatch which returned to a vehicle stolen out of Vancouver.Longview Police spotted the vehicle but lost it a short time later. A Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputy then spotted the vehicle running a red light at Industrial Way and California Way. The deputy pursued the vehicle at 100+ mph east on Tennant Way to Old 99 where the vehicle headed south. The vehicle went through the school zone at Carrolls School in excess of 70 mph.The vehicle continued to I-5 southbound towards Woodland where the responding deputies lost sight of it in the heavy rain and road mist.Searching the area where it was last seen headed towards, a deputy was contacted by some citizens who pointed out two men in a parking lot near another car. The Subaru was parked next to it. The deputy exited his vehicle and ordered the suspects out of the vehicle at gunpoint. The men ignored the deputy, drove the newly stolen car into a ditch and were stuck. Jumping back into the Subaru they drove off, striking another vehicle while leaving.Another short pursuit ensued when the Subaru struck a vehicle head-on at the intersection of Goerig and Atlantic, disabling the stolen car and seriously injuring the driver of the victim vehicle. She was transported to an area hospital with neck injuries and a possible broken arm.last_img read more

Press Talk Debt 101 class in session

first_imgGood morning, class. I’m Professor Brancaccio and welcome to the Debt 101 class.So let’s get started. Pursuant to the name of the class, how did the debt get out of control and how is that beating down the average taxpayer? Yes, Jimmy?“Well it’s those fat cat CEOs who make too much money. They need to be taxed more.”No question that some CEOs are making obscene amounts of money, especially when you compare it to their workers. But let’s say we grab everyone that’s making a million bucks a year or more and double or even triple their taxes, what would that do to our $15 trillion debt? Jake, thoughts?“Squat.”Excuse me? What do you mean, “squat?”“That wouldn’t come close to putting a dent in our debt.”Well, class, Jake has a point. It would be great for those who could afford to pay more, to pay more. But that wouldn’t solve the problem. So, what might? Hannah?“Maybe we should get all those folks in Congress to quit amassing wealth?”Anyone know anything about how wealthy Congress is? Noodles?“Well I just read a story saying the average American’s net worth has dropped 8 percent during the past six years, while members of Congress got, on average, 15 percent richer. The median net worth of members of Congress is about $913,000, compared with about $100,000 for the country.”Danni, comment?“What the … ???”But class, there’s nothing wrong with people amassing wealth, as long as they do it fairly. Still it’s unbecoming for us working stiffs to see this. Jake?last_img read more

Slow Fairbanks snowmelt slows Canada Geese migration

first_imgCanada Goose on the Colville River Delta. (Photo by Ryan Askren, USGS.)Sunshine is abundant this time of year, but cooler temperatures this week have slowed the melting of a well above normal snowpack in Fairbanks. That’s affecting migratory bird’s arrival at a local refuge.Listen nowThe first few Canada Geese were spotted at Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks back on April 4th. That’s among the earlier first arrival dates on record, but longtime Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Mark Ross said that can be deceiving “because it’ll always be certain individuals of the species that are pushing the envelope to get to their breeding sites as quick as possible.” Ross said the larger migration has been slow to build, something he attributes to this spring’s late lasting snow cover.”We’ve had a big snow year as everyone knows. It’s above average,” Ross said. “And there’s still a lot on the ground.”Ross said during his 21 years running education programs at the refuge, migration has typically peaked at about one thousand geese between April 22nd and 24th.”I’m hoping we’re on track for that ’cause that’s when we’ve got about 600 schoolkids scheduled to come out to witness this great migration,” Ross said. “And this is the 50th anniversary of the community rallying to help purchase the field so there’s wildlife habitat. And it’s the 50th anniversary of the bird watch for fifth graders.”Ross noted that the peak abundance date is in line with the first arrival dates of fifty years ago. He cautions making assumption about why, noting that grain has been scattered for the birds at Creamers since the 1940s.”These waterfowl are very long-lived,” Ross said. “And they’ve got a memory of this feed on the field.”Ross says Canada Geese, which can live 15 years or more, pass that experience on to successive generations.last_img read more

Big trade deficit with China not sustainable in long run Commerce ministry

first_imgNew Delhi, Sept 24 (ANI): Commerce Ministry said that the widening trade deficit with China is a matter of concern and not sustainable in the long run, as representatives from both countries met to explore greater business opportunities between the countries. India-China Business Matchmaking Symposium in New Delhi was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Trade Development Bureau (TDB) of China, in the backdrop of exponential growth in the trade sector between the two countries in the last few years. The Chinese business delegation headed by Vice Director General of Chinese Trade Development Bureau (TDB) Jia Guoyong consisted of delegates from various sectors of business and trade.last_img read more