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Forbes Womens Summit Power Redefined

By on October 16, 2019

first_imgMore than 250 leaders in business, philanthropy, politics, technology, media, fashion and entertainment will be participating in the 2nd Annual Forbes Women’s Summit: Power Redefined, The Entrepreneurship of Everything, which will be held in New York City from May 14-15, 2014.Salon dinners will be held the evening of May 14 throughout New York City. On May 15, an invitation-only summit will bring together a multi-generational group of influencers to forge partnerships, find solutions, and take actions to make the world a better place.More than 250 guests will participate, including Denise Morrison, President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company; Diane von Furstenberg, Designer, DVF; Carly Fiorina, Chairman of Carly Fiorina Enterprises; Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Cisco Systems; Tory Burch, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tory Burch; Bobbi Brown, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; Felicity Huffman, Actress and Founder, WhatTheFlicka.com; Kathy Ireland, Founder of Kathy Ireland Worldwide; Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Malala Fund; and Founder and COO of the Jessica Simpson Collection, Philanthropist, Singer, and Actress Jessica Simpson.“Forbes is redefining what power means. This year, the focus of the Women’s Summit is on the entrepreneurship of everything; whether it’s a leading multinational firm, launching a start-up or spearheading a social movement, the entrepreneurial spirit defines every aspect of our lives,” said Moira Forbes, Forbes Women’s Summit Host and President of ForbesWoman. “Most importantly, the gathering will harness the intellect and influence of these leaders to forge partnerships and take action. Entrepreneurs don’t just come up with ideas — they make things happen.”Invitees include a diverse group of stakeholders, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, innovators, disruptors, educators, heads of foundations and NGOs, artists and politicians, who will all bring valuable contributions to this high-level conversation. The series of discussions will cover topics including entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, technology, health, education, and global politics and policy.The Forbes Women’s Summit is presented by Alzheimer’s Association and Northwestern Mutual. Partners of the summit are AARP and Hyatt; Ernst & Young, Qualcomm, and Restorsea are supporting sponsors; Ashford School of Business is an educational partner.For more information on the summit, click here.Source:BusinessWire.comlast_img read more

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San Diego Chamber of Commerce flexes their political muscle in 2018

By on September 17, 2019

first_img July 17, 2018 Steve Bosh 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce has traditionally worked behind the scenes to support candidates who are business friendly.The Chamber is stepping up its game now that it has built up a chunk of money in their Political Action Committee.RELATED STORY: San Diego Chamber of Commerce extends contract for President Jerry SandersUnder Jerry Sanders, The Chamber has become the largest Chamber of Commerce on the west coast representing 2500 employers, with 300,000 employees, and they are flexing their political muscle. Posted: July 17, 2018 Updated: 7:30 PMcenter_img Steve Bosh, San Diego Chamber of Commerce flexes their political muscle in 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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One injured in Southcrest shooting police searching for suspect

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first_img , Posted: October 21, 2018 One injured in Southcrest shooting, police searching for suspect Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img SOUTHCREST (KUSI) — One person was hospitalized Sunday evening after being shot multiple times in Southcrest, according to San Diego Police Department.The shooting occurred just after 8:00 p.m. in the 4000 block of Boston Avenue. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. The victim’s condition is not yet known.SDPD officers are searching for the lone suspect in the shooting, who fled the scene. The shooter was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds.The suspect was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black pants, and a hat.No further information was available at this time.This is a developing story, check back for more updates. October 21, 2018last_img read more

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Amazon chief Bezos defends corporate culture in letter to shareholders

By on September 5, 2019

first_imgIn a letter sent to shareholders on Tuesday, Amazon.com Inc’s founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, defended the on line retailer’s corporate culture, which was the subject of a critical report by The New York Times last year.Bezos noted the enduring nature of corporate cultures in his annual letter to shareholders.”The reason cultures are so stable in time is because people self-select,” he wrote. “Someone energised by competitive zeal may select and be happy in one culture, while someone who loves to pioneer and invent may choose another,” he said, adding that Amazon has never declared that its approach is the “right one.”Amazon was the subject of a months-long investigation by the Times, which depicted the company as having a bruising corporate culture that edged out workers who had been evaluated harshly by their peers and managers.The on line retailer forcefully rebutted the paper’s report after it was published last year, with the company’s top spokesman, Jay Carney, taking the unprecedented step of writing a public letter to defend Amazon and revealing personnel information about a former employees quoted in the story.In his letter to shareholders, Bezos also trumpeted the success of big bets like the company’s cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services, and its wildly popular membership program, Prime. Amazon does not disclose membership data of its flagship Prime service, but analysts say it may have more than 40 million members in the United States.In highlighting the speed at which Amazon launched services like Prime Now, its one- and two-hour delivery service, Bezos signalled to shareholders that the company was not done making bold investments in new business areas.”Used well, our scale enables us to build services for customers that we could otherwise never even contemplate.”last_img read more

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17 BNP men arrested for holding secret meeting

By on September 3, 2019

first_imgBNPThe police on Sunday arrested 17 activists of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in the capital.Police claimed that they arrested them when they were holding a “secret meeting” at capital’s Banglamotor Sunday afternoon. The police, however, did not explain what they meant by “secret meeting”.The arrestees include: Dhaka city’s south unit acting general secretary Habibur Rashid, senior vice president Shamsul Huda, vice president Yunus Mridha, joint secretaries KM Jobayer, Alamgir Hossain, and ANM Saiful Islam, organising secretaries Saiful Islam and Rafiqul Islam.Police’s Ramna Division deputy commissioner Maruf Hossain Sarder told Prothom Alo that the law enforcement arrested them on charge of holding secret meeting.BNP insiders said they were holding the meeting to talk about possible programmes to press home their demand for the release of their chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia and to devise election campaign programmes for Gazipur and Khulna city corporation elections.In a press statement protesting at the arrest, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the government is arresting opposition activists including BNP men as part of its repression on the opposition, ostensibly to tame down the ongoing street campaign demanding the release of Khaleda.last_img read more

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Suu Kyis Nobel Peace Prize wont be withdrawn

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first_imgAung San Suu KyiThe Nobel Peace Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi will not be withdrawn in the light of a United Nations report that said Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings of Muslim Rohingya, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Wednesday. On Monday, UN investigators said Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes with “genocidal intent”, and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for the gravest crimes under international law. Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads the Myanmar government and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for campaigning for democracy, has been criticised for failing to speak out against the army crackdown in Rakhine State. “It’s important to remember that a Nobel Prize, whether in Physics, Literature or Peace, is awarded for some prize-worthy effort or achievement of the past,” said Olav Njoelstad, the secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. “Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight for democracy and freedom up until 1991, the year she was awarded the prize,” he said.  The rules regulating the Nobel Prizes do not allow for a prize to be withdrawn, he added. The Norwegian Nobel Committee consists of a panel of five Norwegians, mostly former politicians and academics, that reflect the different forces in the Norwegian Parliament. The other Nobel prizes are awarded in Sweden. Last year, the head of the Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, also said it would not strip the award after previous criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi’s role in the Rohingya crisis.  “We don’t do it. It’s not our task to oversee or censor what a laureate does after the prize has been won,” she said in a television interview.”The prize winners themselves have to safeguard their own reputations.”last_img read more

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Trump to shut down charity accused of illegality

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first_imgUS president Donald Trump leads a roundtable discussion on school safety and the new Federal Commission on School Safety report, with family members of shooting victims, state and local officials, in the Roosevelt Room on 18 December. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump has agreed to close down his personal charity, the Trump Foundation, the New York attorney general said Tuesday, accusing it of engaging in a “shocking pattern of illegality” to advance his political and business interests.The Trump Foundation would be dissolved and its remaining assets distributed to other charities under her supervision, attorney general Barbara Underwood said in a statement.Underwood said there had been a “shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation — including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and wilful self-dealing, and much more.””This amounted to the Trump Foundation functioning as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests,” she said in a statement.”This is an important victory for the rule of law, making clear that there is one set of rules for everyone,” Underwood added.The New York attorney general filed a lawsuit against the Trump Foundation in June, accusing it of “persistently illegal conduct.”The suit named the president, sons Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, and daughter Ivanka Trump, who were on the board of the foundation.”We’ll continue to move our suit forward to ensure that the Trump Foundation and its directors are held to account for their clear and repeated violations of state and federal law,” Underwood said.The suit seeks $2.8 million in restitution and to bar Trump, Don Jr, Eric and Ivanka from serving on the boards of other New York non-profits.Portrait in golf clubAccording to the suit, Trump used foundation funds to settle lawsuits, promote his Trump-branded hotels, and for personal spending — including the purchase of a portrait that was displayed at one of his golf clubs.The civil lawsuit is one of many legal woes facing Trump, whose election campaign is being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for possible collusion with Russia.Last week, Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison for paying hush money to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump and other crimes.In June, Trump branded the foundation lawsuit a “ridiculous case” drummed up by “sleazy New York Democrats” and vowed to fight it.”I won’t settle this case!” he tweeted.The lawsuit painted a picture of habitual misuse of foundation funds for years, signed off on by Trump, who was president of the thinly staffed charity.Alleged abuses included providing foundation funds to a Florida political campaign; settling a 2007 lawsuit between the City of Palm Beach and Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, and settling a lawsuit by a golfer who took part in a Trump-sponsored charity event in 2012.There was so little oversight of the foundation, according to the suit, that its board has not met since 1999, despite legal requirements for an annual board meeting to review its finances.last_img read more

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Bustier Brunch Promotes Breast Health Awareness

By on September 1, 2019

first_imgNatalie Williams welcomes actress Lynn Whitfield. (Photo by Rob Roberts)A sea of women in pink celebrated breast cancer survivors during an artsy and culture-rich brunch Oct. 4 at the Howard Theatre in Northwest D.C. The second annual “Bustier Brunch: An Afternoon with the Girls” is a signature event for the Natalie Williams Breast Care Foundation, the leading voice in the promotion of breast care awareness among women of color.  Lynn Whitfield, an award-winning actress, was the keynote speaker.“This weekend Ms. Whitfield visited UMC and had a mammogram to kick off the NWBCF campaign,” Williams said. “The mammography unit took great care of her and she was encouraged by our state-of-the art MicroDose machine that detects even the smallest cancers.”Natalie Williams, the foundation’s founder and chair, is a 2012 survivor who chose to have a double mastectomy to battle breast cancer. She has become a leading voice for breast care support, advocating regular mammograms for women of color, specifically those who live east of the river where lack of awareness and resources have been reported as the highest in the area.  As a hospital spokesperson at United Medical Center, she also serves as the president of the Ward 8 Democrats and is also an advisory neighborhood commissioner.Award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield, daughter of a breast cancer survivor and third generation graduate of Howard University, gave the keynote address. Whitfield, graceful and poised, thrilled the audience with her blues-style rendition of Dr. Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise.”Two of Washington, D.C.’s top-rated media personalities served as mistresses of ceremony, Triscina Grey, personality for Howard University’s WHUR 96.3 FM radio station, and Shawn Yancy, co-anchor for Fox 5 News.  Williams said she was pleased the women could make the event.Miss Cydney Hill, Miss District of Columbia’s Outstanding Teen 2014 brought tears of joy as she opened the brunch with a modern dance performance to the music “I Love the Lord” by Whitney Houston (featuring the Georgia Mass Choir). The Kendall Isadore and the all-female band, Dream Unleashed, provided musical entertainment.As a part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Williams’ NWBCF has kicked off its “Test my Breast Campaign”, an effort to register women of color for mammograms in record numbers, to combat the overall disparity in the disease and to make sure women are tested regularly.According to Philips Healthcare and Dr. Raymond Tu, UMC chairman of Diagnostic and Intervention Radiology, MicroDose is the next generation in full-field mammography, where the radiation dose is half of a standard mammogram and the detector is three times greater in density, utilizing a photon detector that produces greater images.  Cutting the radiation dose in half, according to Dr. Wu, reduces the risk of radiation-induced breast cancers, a breakthrough technology for UMC, specifically available to the greater Southeast area.last_img read more

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Burglars loot valuables worth Rs 15 lakh from home of Balurghat resident

By on August 31, 2019

first_imgBALURGHAT: A retired high school teacher, Tapan Kundu, residing in Duck-Bungalow area of Balurghat, has lodged an official complaint on Friday morning, claiming that burglars had broken into his house by breaking the windowpanes of the kitchen and left with cash and ornaments amounting to nearly Rs 1.5 lakh, as learnt through preliminary inspection.The incident has led to tension in the entire locality, as several cases of theft and burglary have already been reported at Balurghat police station over the past six months. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePolice said the burglars managed to break the kitchen’s windowpanes and entered the house easily. They went on to break open the almirah, looted the ornaments and cash and fled from the spot. On Friday morning, Kundu found himself locked from outside in the room he slept in and when he raised an alarm, his wife and daughter opened the door and rescued him.”A gang of burglars had broken into my house. They locked me from outside and ransacked my bedroom, looting cash and ornaments. When I screamed, my wife and daughter rescued me by unlocking the bedroom in the morning. We are panic-stricken. Police must act soon to find out the culprits,” said Kundu.Police inquiry in the case has not made much headway, as no concrete clues are available yet.Police sources said that among the gold articles stolen were a necklace, chains and rings. Cash amounting to Rs 12,000 was also looted.last_img read more

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