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As we know wristbands are becoming famous these days there is another feature added to make it more attractive. The attraction is the USB memory bands. This type of band binds or links fashion and function together which attracts the kids and adults to a great extent. These come in different appealing colors which make it as the giveaway gifts. This type of gift not only makes your friend to store your name but also all the necessary data with it. It is not necessary to take it in your bag or pocket. You can wear it on your wrist and go stylish. The memory space of these bands can be extended up to 16GB.

BENEFITS OF USING USB WRISTBANDS:

a.These types of wristbands are preferred by schools and institutions because USB are used to store their data into it. So the logo of the school or university is printed on these bands containing the USB.

.And with the help of these bands, we can make the education system more interesting and we can help kids do their works more efficiently and help them to implement the latest technology in their real life.

c.Even offices can use these custom USB bracelets with specific details such as sales report, magazines, presentation and others that are already been stored and can be distributed to the staffs.

d.This band is considered as a tool that is distributed during seminars, conferences, meets etc as a token of appreciation. And if these bands with their company logo promote their brand name among others.

e.When it comes to doctors or nurses, this band brings more benefit and efficiency to maintain the records of the patients in a smarter way. Yes. There is no need for them to carry big files or sheets which make them more stress to maintain it. By storing the reports in this USB band, they can easily carry complete information about the patients wherever they go.

f. There are companies looking for top graduates from top colleges. They organize job fair to meet the entire graduate who are looking out for jobs. So some companies to attract the seekers can even design these USB memory wristbands with their company logo embedded into it. These bands not only contain the logo but it can also contain the information relating to the type of job offered. It is cheap if the company purchases it in bulk and the cost is comparatively low than the advertisement you give in papers and magazines.

g.There are many people who carry laptops along with them during their travel. These laptops have a USB ports so the wristbands with the USB grab the attention of people to buy these wristbands.

h.It is even useful for the insurance and the real estate people who could store all the necessary information. Insurance people could store about their policies offered and other information while the real estate people could store all their properties listed in them, with pictures, forms, contact information, maps.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel gave yesterday’s opening address to the 42nd meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is facing a distinctly different geo-political landscape from twelve months ago. Outside the WEF security cordon, in the sub-zero temperatures of Davos’ train station car park, the local incarnation of the Occupy movement are setting up ‘Camp Igloo’; but, with little hope of the archetypes of the 1%, ‘Davos Man’, arriving by public transport and seeing their sub-zero protest.

David Roth, heading the Swiss centre-left’s youth wing — and an organiser of ‘Camp Igloo’, echoes much of the sentiment from ‘Occupy’ protests around the world; “[a]t meetings the rest of society is excluded from, this powerful ‘1 percent’ negotiates and decides about the fate of the other 99 percent of this world, […] economic and financial concentration of power in a small, privileged minority leads to a dictatorship over the rest of us. The motto ‘one person, one vote’ is no longer valid, but ‘one dollar, one vote’.”

Roth’s characterisation of ‘Davos Man’, a term coined by the Professor Samuel Huntington of Harvard University, is more emotive than that of the late professor who saw ‘Davos man’ as “[having…] little need for national loyalty, view[ing] national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see[ing] national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite’s global operations”.

As Reuters highlights, many attendees will opt to make their way from Zurich to Davos by private jet, or helicopter, and the WEF itself provides handouts indicating the cost of such is 5,100 Swiss francs (approx. 5,500 USD, 3,500 GBP, 4,200 EUR). In contrast: travelling by rail, even when opting for first class — without an advance booking, is 145 Swiss francs (approx. 155 USD, 100 GBP).

Shifting fortunes see several past attendees missing this year’s exclusive get-together in the alpine resort; for a second year running — and now caught up in the UK phone hacking scandal being scrutinised by Lord Leveson’s inquiry — media mogul Rupert Murdoch will not be attending. Nor will the former head of financial services company UBS Oswald Gruebel, who resigned in the wake of US$2.3 billion losses incurred through unauthorised trading; likewise, Philipp Hildebrand, the ex-head of the Swiss National Bank, is absent following scandal associated with his wife’s currency trading activities; and, although the sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dropped, having stepped down as managing director of the International Monetary Fund Strauss-Kahn will also be absent.

As the #OccupyWEF protesters were building igloos last weekend, an anti-WEF protest in the Swiss capital Berne was broken up by police, who stated their intent to prosecute participants in the illegal protest. Allegations of calls for violent protest action led to a high number of officers being involved. In the aftermath, charges of breach of the peace are to be brought against 153 people, with some targeted for more serious offences. At least one group involved in the protest described the police response as “disproportionate”.

At ‘Camp Igloo’ Roth says he is seeking discussions with the WEF’s expected 2,000 attendees; but his voice, and that of others in the worldwide ‘Occupy’ movement, is unlikely to be given a platform in the opening debate, “Is 20th-century capitalism failing 21st-century society?” He, and others taking part in this Swiss incarnation of the ‘Occupy’ movement, are still considering an invite to a side-session issued by the World Economic Forum’s founder, Klaus Schwab; commenting on the invite Roth told the Associated Press they would prefer a debate at a more neutral venue.

As has been the case for several years now, the annual Forum meeting in Davos was preceded with the release of a special report by the World Economic Forum into risks seen as likely to have an impact the in the coming decade. The 2012 Global Risks Report is a hefty document; the 64-page report is backed with a variety of visualisation tools designed to allow the interrelations between risks to be viewed, how risks interact modelled, and their potential impacts considered — as assessed by the WEF’s panel of nearly 500 experts.

As one would expect, economic risks top both the 2012 impact and likelihood charts. Climate change is pushed somewhat further down the list of concerns likely to drive discussions in Davos. “Major systemic financial failure” — the collapse of a globally important financial institution, or world currency, is selected as the risk which carries the most potential impact.

However, “Chronic fiscal imbalances” — failing to address excessive government debt, and “Severe income disparity” — a widening of the the gulf between rich and poor, top the list of most likely risks.

At the other end of the tables, disagreeing respectively with the weight last year’s Wikinews report gave to orbital debris, and the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) fight with the Internet over copyright legislation, the 2012 Global Risks Report places “Proliferation of Orbital Debris” and “Failure of intellectual property regime” bottom of the league in terms of potential impact.

In 2011, with the current global economic crisis well under-way, “Fiscal crises” topped the WEF risks with the largest potential impact in the next ten years. However, perceived as most likely a year ago, “Storms and cyclones”, “Flooding”, and “Biodiversity loss” — all climate-change related points — were placed ahead of “Economic disparity” and “Fiscal crises”.

More mundane risks overtake the spectre of terrorism when contrasting this year’s report with the 2011 one; volatility in the prices of commodities, consumer goods, and energy, and the security of water supplies are all now ranked as more likely risks than terrorism — though the 2011 report did rank some of these concerns as having a higher potential impact. A significant shift in perception sees the 2012 report highlight food shortages almost as likely a risk the world will face over the next decade; and, one with a far more significant impact.

Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos is more than just an opportunity to discuss the current state of the global economy, and review the risks which face countries around the world. With such a high number of political and business leaders in attendance, it is an ideal opportunity to pursue new trade deals.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is, in addition to being a keynote speaker, expected to pursue improved relations with European and Asian trade partners at private meetings on the Forum sidelines. The Toronto Star reports Harper is likely to push forward an under-negotiation Canadian-European free-trade agreement, and hold closed-door discussions prior to next month’s planned trip to China.

Similarly, Canadian trade minister Ed Fast is expected to meet South Korean counterparts to discuss an equivalent deal to the preferential ones between the Asian nation and the US and Europe. Fast’s deal does, however, face opposition at home; the Canadian Auto Workers union asserts that such a deal would put 33,0000 jobs at-risk.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne are expected to discuss a possible increase of UK funding to the International Monetary Fund (IMF); however, with the UK responsible for 4.5% of the US$400 billion in the IMF’s lending fund, backbench MPs have warned that committing any additional funds could provoke a Conservative revolt in parliament. Tuesday’s IMF cut of predicted global growth from 4% to 3.3%, warnings of a likely Eurozone recession in 2012, and ongoing problems with Greek financial restructuring, are likely discussion topics at Davos — as well as amongst UK backbench MPs who see adding to the IMF war-chest as bailing out failed European economies.

South Africa, less centre-stage during the 2011 Forum, will be looking to improve relationships and take advantage of their higher profile. President Jacob Zuma and several cabinet members are attending sessions and discussions; whilst former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to moderate a session, “Africa — From Transition to Transformation“, with Nigeria, Guinea, and South Sudan’s presidents on the panel. Wal-mart’s CEO Doug McMillon is to lead a dinner session, “Shared Opportunities for Africa’s Future” — highlighting larger multinationals looking towards the continent for new opportunities.

Davos may also serve as a place to progress disputes out of the public eye; a high-profile dispute between Chile’s state-owned copper mining business, Codelco, and Anglo American plc over the 5.39 billion USD sale of a near-quarter stake in their Chilean operations to Japan’s Mitsubishi, prompted the Financial Times to speculate that, as the respective company chiefs — Diego Hernández and Cynthia Carroll — are expected to attend, they could privately discuss the spat during the Forum.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A family of six were injured at Flat Rock Bridge Family Resort and campground in Lebanon, Maine after a severe thunderstorm caused trees to topple, with one landing on a tent. A 10-year-old girl was critically injured after a tree fell on the tent she was sleeping in. Witnesses say the girl was pinned under the tree for at least 10 minutes before they were able to remove it.

Witnesses also say the day was beautiful and sunny, but at around 6:00 p.m. (EDT) a storm rolled in, darkening the sky, followed by heavy winds and rain. Witnesses describe a “funnel-like wind” which lifted items off the ground and threw them around. The strong winds then brought down trees and limbs, with one landing on the family’s campsite and tent. Severe lightning was also reported.

“The female patient was loaded into Lebanon Ambulance One and transported to Frisbie Hospital in Rochester to be stabilized and then was transferred to the trauma center at Maine Medical Center. Her injuries were considered critical and life threatening when she left the scene,” said Jason Cole, the assistant rescue chief for the area. The victims names have not been released and the girl’s current condition is not yet known.

Rescuers responding to the scene noticed several other trees and limbs scattered around other campsites and searched all 350 sites, but no other injuries were reported. Other campers say they had several close calls with tree limbs and debris. At least 12 trees were reported to have toppled during the storm. The family’s car was also destroyed when a tree limb landed on it.

The National Weather Service in Maine says it will investigate whether or not the storm produced a tornado.

Monday, March 21, 2005 A Houston jury resumes deliberations today in a federal smuggling case where 19 illegal immigrants died from heat and lack of oxygen. The defendant, Tyrone Williams, 34, could face the death penalty for his alleged involvement in harboring and transporting illegal immigrants across the US-Mexican border.

He was reportedly paid $7,500 to bring the immigrants to Houston in a tractor trailer truck.

Williams, a Jamaican citizen, was a member of a smuggling ring. He alone faces capital punishment charges, while 14 other ring members were charged with less serious offenses for their involvement in the case. Williams allegedly made a four-hour trip across the border and then parked at a truck stop in Victoria, about 100 miles from Houston. He left the truck while 75 persons suffered in the cargo area of the trailer during sweltering heat.

The prosecution claims he abandoned the trailer while ignoring screams for help and banging on the walls from those inside the trailer.

His defense attorneys argue Williams was unable to hear anything from the trailer, and they further say greed by other ring members was the cause of the deaths since the trailer was so overcrowded. Williams should not be singled out, his attorneys maintained, just because he was the driver of the truck.

“He didn’t care,” said federal prosecutor Daniel Rodriguez during closing arguments. “To him, these weren’t people, they were merchandise.”

The jury asked U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore three questions before the trial was adjourned for the weekend.

Asset Finance

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In the context of finance, an asset is any material owned by an individual or a company, which has a cash value. An asset can be real estate, plant & machinery, inventory, savings, accounts receivable, patents, trademarks, jewelry, or financial instruments like bonds and equity, etc. Some Banks and finance companies offer finance against such assets, which is known as asset-based financing, and the finance thus received, is known as asset finance or asset-based finance.

Why Choose Asset Finance?

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To buy capital equipment, a budget may be difficult to mobilize for growing companies. With the help of asset finance, immediate purchase and use of the equipment is possible, leaving the other lines of credit undisturbed. Maximum finance is availed as the entire cost of the equipment is met by the asset finance. The repayment is made from the income that the usage of the equipment generates over a period of time, thereby increasing your working capital. The repayments are fixed; thereby the financial structure of your business remains unchanged during fluctuation in interest rates. With fixed repayments, budget planning and cash flow forecasting is made simpler. In an economic crisis, the repayments are made flexible and adjusted accordingly.

Availing finance on your existing equipment is known as refinancing, which can be effectively used for the company’s growth. Normally three types of agreement, namely, hire purchase, finance lease, or minimum term agreement are made for extending asset finance for new and existing equipment, preferably with identifiable serial numbers. These agreements once executed cannot be withdrawn; hence, a certainty of credit is assured.

Hire Purchase Agreement

In this type of agreement, you choose the equipment you require and also the vendor. The asset financing company pays the vendor. According to the repayment plan as mutually agreed upon, you repay the cost of the equipment over a period of time, typically ranging from 2 to 5 years or 7 years for assets which have a longer life. At the end of the repayment plan, you own the equipment.

Finance Lease Agreement

This type of agreement is similar to the Hire Purchase Agreement. The difference is that the equipment belongs to the finance company. You have three options, namely, to return the equipment to the finance company, to continue using it against secondary rental, or to sell the equipment at market value. Some finance companies will repay you the major part of the sale proceeds.

Minimum Term Rental Agreement

Similar to finance lease agreements, here the equipment is rented for a minimum term, and once the minimum term is over, the equipment is returned to the finance company without any extra cost.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

In a televised speech from the White House at 16:00 UTC today, President of the United States Barack Obama presented a reorganization plan following the 12:00 UTC announcement by General Motors that it had filed for bankruptcy and Chapter 11 protection from its creditors, the largest bankruptcy of a U.S. manufacturing company.

Describing the problem with the company as one that had been “decades in the making,” Obama explained the rationale behind his proposed reorganization plan for General Motors. He stated that his intent was not to “perpetuat[e] the bad business decisions of the past,” and that loaning General Motors money, when debt was its problem, would have been doing exactly that. His plan, he stated, was for the United States government, in conjunction with the governments of Canada and Ontario (which he thanked for their roles alongside the government of Germany which he thanked for its role in selling a corporate stake in GM Europe), to become shareholders in General Motors. The United States government would hold a 60% stake. The government will give GM a capital infusion of US$30 billion in addition to the funds it has already received.

Of the government ownership he stated that he refused “to let General Motors and Chrysler become wards of the state”, and described the bankruptcy of Chrysler, and the bankruptcy of General Motors that he envisioned as being “quick, surgical, bankruptcies”. He pointed to the bankruptcy of Chrysler as an example of what he envision for General Motors, but stated that General Motors was a “more complex company” than Chrysler.

Responding to challenges voiced by political opponents, before the speech, that the federal government would actively participate in the affairs of the restructured company, he stated that he had “no interest” in running GM, and that the federal government would “refrain from exercising its rights” as a corporate shareholder for the most part. In particular, he stated that the federal government would not exercise its rights as a shareholder to dictate “what new type of car to make.” He stated that he expected the restructured GM to make “high quality, safe, and fuel-efficient cars of tomorrow,” and several times described what he anticipated as “better” and “fuel-efficient” cars, after a streamlining of GM’s brands.

He said to the general public that “I will not pretend that the hard times are over.” He described the financial hardship that some — shareholders, communities based around GM plants, GM dealers, and others — would undergo as a “sacrifice for the next generation” on their parts, so that their children could live in “an America that still makes things,” concluding that one day the United States might return to a time when the maxim (a widely-repeated mis-quotation of what Charles Erwin Wilson once testified before the U.S. Senate when nominated for the position of Secretary of Defense) would once more be true that “what is good for General Motors is good for the United States of America.”

A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, January 13, 2009.

Contents

  • 1 Anti-government protests in Riga, Latvia cause riots
  • 2 Obama will close Guantanamo Bay in his first week say advisers
  • 3 Greek shipping magnate kidnapped in Athens
  • 4 Microsoft permits additional Windows 7 beta downloads
  • 5 Cristiano Ronaldo crowned Footballer of the Year
  • 6 Change of mind: Democrats accept Burris
  • 7 Obama inauguration to appear in Lego form

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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The New Zealand dollar (NZD) value rose and, for a short amount of time, was worth US$0.7932, the highest level in New Zealand since the dollar was floated in 1985 — 22 years ago.

The value then dropped a little and as of 11.40 a.m. was trading at US$0.7925. This was due to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announcing that it will intervene next week at their Official Cash Rate review if the dollar continued to rise.

Economists are predicting that the NZD will now go above US$0.80.

The cause of this rise was mainly due to the release of the June quarter retail sales data. The consumer price index data showed that sales increased by 1.2%, instead of the predicted 0.4%. The bigger than expected sales data were mainly due to supermarket, car and petrol purchases. In May, the core sales figures showed a 0.8% rise, these figures excluded car and fuel sales.

Economist correspondents for Radio New Zealand have also said that a weak US dollar is also to blame for the rising New Zealand dollar. Danika Hampton, currency analyst for the Bank of New Zealand, says the NZD is looking expensive and doubts if it will maintain its current high figure.

Michael Cullen, the finance minister of New Zealand, has said that investors will be hurt when the New Zealand dollar does fall. Dr Cullen personally believes that the NZD is currently overvalued.

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has called for the New Zealand Government to slow down it’s spending. Charles Finny, from the Chamber of Commerce, says this is one of the core factors, more than the oil and housing markets, despite speculation. Worldwide oil prices are at a current 11-month high.

The retails sales figures also resulted in Government bonds being weakened. The two-year and ten-year Government bonds are at 7.61% and 6.82% respectively.

The Official Cash Rate is currently at 8%, due to other interventions by the Reserve Bank.

The NZD is also trading well against the Australian dollar and Japanese yen.

Zen Cart – A Search Engine Friendly Open Source Shopping Solution

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Zen Cart is an open source store management system based on PHP and MySQL. It is freely available to the public for use. It has come out as a branch of the OSCommerce software as a separate project. The main differences between the two pertained to the development and incorporation of additional features like the gifts certificate/voucher modules in it and in the architectural changes in the layout of the module. The architectural changes were, in the earlier times, essentially the template based design modules. But, that has now given way to the CSS based design modules.

A Zen Cart developer can make use of the various features of Zen Cart to develop an ecommerce website for your online sale-purchase transactions. Some of these features include the multiple language support, sales and discounts features, local taxes incorporation, multiple shipping and payment options and others. While it gives an easy way out to the Zen Cart programmer to prevent detailed coding for the functionalities again and again, it does require skillful customization using its modules. The use of Zen Cart and other similar ecommerce carts has facilitated the quick designing process of the websites. You can now have your online store ready in a few days time. The greatest advantage of these software lies in the fact that the owner of the website can himself carry out the changes required like the replacement of the product photos, incorporating the discounts, setting up newsletters and many others. All in all, the administrator can do everything that can be done on the online store.

Yet another advantage of the Zen Cart ecommerce solution is that it facilitates the creation of the SEO friendly site. With internet marketing catching fever and every one clamouring hard to gain the maximum visibility on the most visited internet resources, notably the search engines, it would not pay if the SEO process is ignored by the Zen Cart developer. All the features of a website which make it SEO friendly shall be present in the ecommerce site as well. Some of these features are:

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Easy navigation: The coding of the Zen Cart is based on PHP and MySql and this makes it suitable for SEO since there is no problem of navigation of the pages. The time taken for loading of the site is lesser.

Static URLs: It is possible to create the static URLs that are SEO friendly by using the Zen Cart third party as well as built in modules and add-ons. There are a number of software available for this. Or, even a seasoned Zen Cart programmer can do the needful in no big time. Therefore, it goes to meet one of the most perceivable criteria for doing the SEO.

It allows you to have the meta tags for SEO for every page, product or category page. Even the image alt tags can be incorporated.

So, with all these essential SEO friendly features, it becomes important facilitators of marketing as well as sales processes.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Yesterday, English capital football club Chelsea FC announced a long-term deal with US sports company Nike.

Currently, German company Adidas made the kits for The Blues, a deal worth £30 million annually. Chelsea’s contract with Adidas runs till 2023. Chelsea is obliged to pay about £40 million to the German firm. Chelsea’s termination of Adidas’s contract was announced in May.

Per the contract with the US company, Chelsea would receive a reported sum of £60 million each year. Announcing a long term contract, Nike Brand president Trevor Edwards said, “The partnership with Chelsea reinforces our leadership position in football. We are excited to help grow the club’s global reach, serving players and supporters with Nike innovation and design.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, for the team’s part, said, “This is an incredibly exciting and important deal for the club.”

Chelsea won the Premier League in 2014–15 under Portuguese manager José Mourinho but they finished tenth last season.

Adidas and Spanish club Real Madrid signed a ten year contract earlier this year and the German sports brand sponsors other football giants like FC Bayern München, Juventus F.C., A.C. Milan, and Manchester United F.C.