Resale Store Refuses to Give Homeless Man a Coat, Woman Opens Free Shop in Response

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA little store in a Hollister, Missouri shopping center is offering the basic needs — clothing, hygiene items and baby supplies — at incredible prices. They’re all free.The shop, called Selfless Blessings, was started by Andrea Berdine after she witnessed a thrift store turning away a man who asked if he could have one of their coats.“He wasn’t asking for money,” she told KY3 news. “He was cold, and he was wet, and he needed a coat.”Like many of us, Berdine was compelled to act. “I found him, gave him a coat… (and) told him how sorry we were, couldn’t believe that happened in our community,” she says.After posting her frustration on Facebook, a new group was born, wanting to do good for those in need.Now she runs a shop of her own where people throughout the community come to drop off bags of used clothes and household items so Andrea and her volunteers can give them away. ”We have supporters come in and drop a $10.00 donation and leave with nothing but a hug,” Andrea told the Good News Network. “We have others who come in and leave with bags full of food and toiletries and pay nothing, but a thankful hug.”“A lot of people told me I was crazy, but crazy has turned into a perfect storm of giving,” she added. “There have been trials as far as funding, but it always seems to come out in the wash.”The Facebook group is open to all at SelflessBlessings.(WATCH the inspiring video at KY3.com)DONATE: (Selfless Blessings, Inc. has applied for, but not yet received, 501C3 non-profit status):– 153 1st Street, Turkey Creek Junction, Hollister, MO. 65672– Make cash donations through Paypal or credit card at www.selflessblessings.com.– Anyone wishing to receive a written acknowledgment of your donation will need to ask for the same at the time of the donation.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Phil Scott will participate in eleven gubernatorial debates

first_img 10/18 – WCAX (Only major party candidates invited)* 10/23 – Vermont Press Association (All three candidates invited) * 9/25 – Windham County Gubernatorial Forum (All three candidates invited) 9/22 – VT Commission on Women Forum (All three candidates invited) 10/6 –Vermont PBS (All three candidates invited) 10/17 – vtTA and Seven Days Gubernatorial Round Table (All candidates invited) 11/3 – VPR (All three candidates invited) center_img Vermont Business Magazine Phil Scott’s campaign today released a list of the eleven (11) debates Scott will participate in prior to the General Election in 69 days. “Debates are an effective platform for candidates to discuss their priorities and plans, and to highlight important contrasts that exist among them,” said Scott campaign spokeswoman Brittney Wilson.“There is a clear choice in this election. Phil Scott is the only candidate who is focused on growing the economy, making Vermont more affordable and restoring Vermonters’ faith and trust in their government,” Wilson said. “Phil has set strict budget limits; has a plan to modernize state government; a plan to combat the opiate crisis; and real ideas to address our crumbling infrastructure. In the coming weeks, Phil will be rolling out a comprehensive economic development plan to reinforce his commitment to creating jobs and making Vermont more affordable.  He looks forward to to highlighting the reasons why he’s the right choice in this election.”Phil Scott sees debates as valuable opportunities to further highlight the differences between him and the other candidates, Wilson continued.“For starters, Phil’s approach to rebuilding prosperity for all Vermonters will not be through new taxes and fees like the $700 million Sue Minter’s party has forced on Vermonters over the last six years of one party rule,” Wilson said.  “That is why he has committed to participate in eleven debate events.”PHIL SCOTT’S DEBATE SCHEDULE 8/22 – VT-NEA Debate on Vermont PBS (Only major party candidates invited)* BALANCING DEBATES WITH DIRECT VOTER DIALOGUEThree weeks ago, the Scott campaign issued debate criteria as a means of maximizing the time their candidate can spend engaging with Vermonters directly. “One of our requests to debate organizers was to honor the great tradition in Vermont of giving every candidate’s voice an equal opportunity to be heard in the public square,” Wilson said.  “We applaud the eight (8) organizations that have invited all three candidates for Governor to make their case to voters.”Wilson said the campaign is disappointed that three (3) organizers do not share their support for an inclusive debate of the issues.  “We urged them to reconsider and invite all candidates.  They politely declined.  Phil is looking forward to those debates nonetheless and we respect the fact that our campaign committed to these events before the primary and before creating our criteria.”*Debate/forums scheduled prior to primary and/or addition of third-party candidate on the ballot 10/25 – WPTZ (All three candidates invited) 9/28 – VT Digger Debate in Rutland (All three candidates invited)* 10/10 – AARP VT (Only major party candidate invited)*last_img read more

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Lonzo Ball shines wearing Nike shoes

first_img Related Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(LAS VEGAS) — In Lonzo Ball’s third NBA summer league game with the Los Angeles Lakers, the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft certainly seemed like he lived up to the hype. After missing the team’s last game with groin injury, Ball dropped 36 points with 11 assists, eight rebounds, five steals and two blocks in the team’s one-point win over the Philadelphia 76ers.If that wasn’t a big enough story, Ball was wearing Nike Kobe Bryant A.D. shoes, which have not yet been released, as opposed to his own Big Baller Brand (BBB) shoes created by him and his father, LaVar Ball.  The Kobe A.D.s hit the shelves on July 1. Built For This. pic.twitter.com/0MyxiIenYz— Big Baller Brand (@bigballerbrand) July 13, 2017Many believed this was Ball’s way of showing he was in negotiations with Nike for a shoe deal, but his father said that was not the case. LaVar added that Lonzo could wear whatever shoe he wanted to as a member of BBB, as long as the NBA allowed it.LaVar Ball demanded a $1 billion deal to license Big Baller Brand from the top shoe companies, including Nike, before the NBA Draft but was turned down. LaVar said there are currently no negotiations with Nike.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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SHRM Blog Executive Book Club: July 2015

first_imgCulture Savvy: Working and Collaborating Across the GlobeGlobalization is a business reality. As companies try to succeed in the international arena, the question of culture, learned behaviors, and implicit (mis-)understandings are part of the formula. Typical “Culture 101” training consists of a list of do’s and don’ts that tend to reinforce negative stereotypes—and increase anxiety about overseas collaboration. This book presents a new approach that addresses culture directly and is based on research from the field of neuroscience. Recognizing why we may feel anxiety and discomfort in different cultures helps us overcome those feelings. This book focuses on what every human values, the four Rs—respect, relationships, recognition, and reward.To visit the SHRM Store, please click here.last_img read more

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Silicon Photonics: Speeding Data Transfer between Computing Resources

first_imgNew optical chip technology being introduced by IBM enables information to be transferred at speeds as high as 100 Gbps (bits per second).  Tests with the chip show that data can be transferred over a two kilometer distance using pulses of light.  Compared to standard copper wire, transfer of information using light is considerably faster.  The new technology could potentially enable a huge bandwidth of data to be transferable between computing resources.Silicon photonics technology is currently designed to work over short distances, and it is much cheaper than optical technology used for telecom networks.Supratik Guha, director of Physical Sciences at IBM Research, said that “we’ve been doing silicon photonics research since 2000 because we understand all the opportunities they have for processing data. We believe our efforts will result in the first marketable chip to put CMOS and silicon photonics on the same chip.”Arvind Krishna, senior vice president and director of IBM Research, said that “making silicon photonics technology ready for widespread commercial use will help the semiconductor industry keep pace with ever-growing demands in computing power driven by Big Data and cloud services.  Just as fiber optics revolutionized the telecommunications industry by speeding up the flow of data — bringing enormous benefits to consumers — we’re excited about the potential of replacing electric signals with pulses of light. This technology is designed to make future computing systems faster and more energy efficient, while enabling customers to capture insights from Big Data in real time.”last_img read more

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Inside a “Compliance and Interoperability” Workshop

first_imgDuring the three-day workshop, much was accomplished. Engineers from across the US, Israel and China, representing several blade components, were able to connect their devices together. There were two basic blade systems, one developed by Intel and one by a system OEM. They were developed independently and in parallel, but both were based on specifications provided by SSI. Privacy is also essential for the tests themselves. Early results may not be positive, but those early results could be damaging to a company’s reputation, so they are correctly kept confidential. Jim Ryan, Chairman, SSI Participating company’s most talented engineers work to get their components proven compliant and interoperable. That’s where secrecy comes in: engineers have to be able to work without being concerned about prying eyes. Do you read the comic strip “Dilbert”? If so, you know what a work environment based on cubicles looks like. Many of us involved with the Server System Infrastructure (SSI) Forum just finished our first “compliance and interoperability” (C&I) workshop and, interestingly, cubicles played a key role. The C&I Workshop is an important first step on a long journey. Workshops will be held at independent test organizations, purpose-built for such activities. Workshops will expand in scope and participation, as we deliver on the promise of interoperability; really the central tenet of SSI. SSI develops and promotes open specifications for blades and for chassis and power supplies for servers. It currently has almost 40 member companies around the world. SSI has produced 6 blade specs, currently in draft form, to be finalized by the time of the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), September 22-24. SSI has also made 3 switch specs from IBM BladeCenter available to SSI members. There are two focus areas for specification in the “traditional” server area of SSI, one for electronics bays (chassis) and one for power supplies – with over 40 specs released since the inception of SSI. Current specs are always available on the SSI web site, and specs now in development for the next CPU generation will be available for prerelease access. How is this privacy achieved? The first C&I workshop was held at an Intel facility. At the lab there are cubicles, per the Intel norm. However, the larger than usual cubicles featured translucent fiberglass panels bolted to the cubicle walls. Also, a sliding lockable door was added to each cubicle. “Compliance” refers to the conformance of a physical device, say a computer or plug-in card, to a written specification. “Interoperability” refers to the ability of the physical device to connect with other devices and perform according to predetermined tests. A C&I workshop has elements of testing for specifications and for tests of devices connected together. Depending on the devices under test, testing can be extremely complex process, often involving entirely new-to-the-world components. In fact, multiple entirely new components can be connected together, based on untested specs and using the latest generation of test equipment. See you at IDF! Please come to my session, EMTS006, “SSI Interoperability Delivered: How Server System Infrastructure (SSI) Specifications Provides Interoperable Components”, September 24, at 2:40. I suggest you attend my colleague, Steve Krig’s, lab ECTL001, “Lab: SSI Server System Infrastructure – Industry Open Blades Standards Compliance and Interoperability”, September 23, at 2:05 and 4:15, for a more technical description of C&I tools and methodologies. I also suggest you visit our booth to see our interoperability demo at booth number 520. Cubicles are a useful compromise between noise, openness, ease of access and other factors. However, one thing a cubicle is not, is private. Why is that relevant to a C&I event? Let me explain.last_img read more

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Ice Cream recall Blue Bell blamed for deadly listeria cases

first_img Related Items:blue bell, listeria Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Apr 2015 – Popular Blue Bell Ice Cream is blamed for at least three deaths in the United States and is seeing a national recall. Shelves in all States have been cleared of all Blue Bell products. Eight had been sickened by a listeria outbreak traced back to two Blue Bell factories in Oklahoma and Texas. The CEO of Blue Bell Ice Cream, which is the third largest ice cream brand in the USA has promised refunds and that the company will fix this. Magnetic Media checked in with a few local grocery stores which say they do not carry the popular brand; the recall was made since Monday.last_img

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3yrold girl killed eyes gouged out after UP family fails to repay

Getty ImagesA three-year-old girl was brutally murdered by loan sharks in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district after her family failed to repay a loan of Rs 10,000.Three days before Twinkle’s decomposed body was recovered, a man named Zahid had an argument with her family over a debt of Rs 10,000 which they couldn’t repay. On the same day, Twinkle was reported missing and Zahid has now admitted that he had kidnapped her. Her parents filed an abduction complaint on May 31.Zahid had taken her to his home and strangled her to death with a dupatta. He covered her with a sack and kept her there for a couple of days when the body began emanating a foul smell. He then dumped the body in a garbage dump in a decomposed state.Twinkle’s body was discovered in the garbage dump when a rag picker saw dogs carrying human body parts and went o investigate. The little girl’s body was found with her eyes gouged out on June 2.Soon after the discovery, the police launched a manhunt managed to nab Zahid and his accomplice Aslam. They have confessed to their crimes.After Twinkle’s body was recovered and a manhunt ensued, shops in the region remained closed and many sat in front of the Punjab National Bank on the Aligarh-Palwal route demanding justice for the little girl. read more

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