MONTREAL – Hydro-Quebec and Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility have signed agreements with three power distribution companies south of the border to provide hydroelectricity to Massachusetts.The Quebec government-owned utility and partner Central Maine Power Company are looking to provide 9.45 terawatt hours of clean electricity annually to Massachusetts for 20 years starting in 2022.The contract has to be approved by the Massachusetts Department of Energy.The transmission line also needs to receive approvals — including a presidential licence — on both sides of the border.The New England Clean Energy Connect project (NECEC) is estimated to cost around US$950 million. The 233-kilometre route in the U.S. would pass through Lewiston, Maine and connect to a regional power grid that will transmit the electricity to the neighbouring state.The cost and route for the Quebec portion of the project haven’t been disclosed.The project is the back-up option for Massachusetts after its original plan to pass through New Hampshire was blocked by the state.Construction is expected to begin in 2021.The supply contract with Massachusetts could add about $10 billion in revenues over two decades for Hydro-Quebec, which is aiming to double its annual revenues to about $27 billion by 2030.The Natural Resources Council of Maine environmental group is opposed to the project it says has not proven to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The organization has collected nearly 2,000 signatures through an online petition that will be sent to elected officials in Maine.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Standard & Poor’s 500 edges above its previous record high; technology stocks lead the way NEW YORK, N.Y. – Technology companies are leading the stock market higher, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to another record high.A pair of strong economic reports also encouraged investors Monday. Wages and spending rose in the U.S. last month, and pending home sales hit their highest level in three years.The S&P 500 closed at 1,593, a fraction above its previous record high reached on April 11. It rose 11 points Monday, or 0.7 per cent.The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 106 points at 14,818, a gain of 0.7 per cent.Major tech companies had the biggest gains in the Dow: Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and IBM.Three stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was light at 2.8 billion shares. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 29, 2013 4:17 pm MDT
The DCF is a core function of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and in his remarks, the body’s President, Oh Joon, underscored: “Now is the time for all countries to translate the global goals that we agreed upon through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda into concrete national strategies and actions.” Under the title ‘Rethinking development cooperation for the Sustainable Development Goals: country-level perspectives and lessons,’ the Symposium is focusing the range of actors on how development cooperation can be made a better fit for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly in least developed countries and other vulnerable contexts. Further, the forum looks at how best to adapt development cooperation institutions to the recently adopted 2030 Agenda.Mr. Oh said said that the “biggest challenge facing developing countries in realizing the new Agenda lies in capacity gaps” and highlighted the need to develop tailored national SDGs, integrate policies, mobilize resources, and operationalize the commitments on the ground. The bold vision of “leaving no one behind” means bigger expectation for international development cooperation to help bridge these gaps, in particular in least developed countries (LDCs) and other vulnerable contexts, he noted, adding that at a Special Meeting of ECOSOC on the issue of Inequality he had convened last week in New York, delegations had had very productive discussions on how to reduce inequality among and within countries to achieve sustainable development. He said development cooperation can help tap the potential of all development actors by: localizing the SDGs and building institutional and human resources capacities; spurring innovation, technology development and knowledge sharing; and promoting private sector engagement for sustainable development impact; as well as strengthening multi-stakeholder approaches, including citizen-based monitoring.In his remarks, Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, whose Department co-organized the event with Belgium, said the 2030 Agenda demands new ways of working and a change of mind-set from all development cooperation actors. “It inspires us to look closely at the inter-linkages between sectors. It requires us to break down the silos that stop us from working together.”The new UN sustainability framework also compels actors to understand better specific national and local situations, and tailor our actions accordingly. And, it emboldens actors to work through much broader partnerships that embrace all stakeholders – including the world’s most vulnerable people, he stressed.“A renewed approach to development cooperation is key to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It can be a powerful lever for integrated and effective approaches to SDG implementation at all levels,” said Mr. Wu.Against the backdrop of the current global challenges and the recent terrorist attacks, participants underscored the distinctive role of international development cooperation. Mr. Wu made it clear that: “We are here – and we stand with you – in the wake of the heinous terrorists attacks against Brussels. We will not let terror win over humanity, solidarity and peace. Development cooperation is such a vital way we work together, to secure the foundations for peaceful, prosperous and inclusive societies. Our work must go on. Indeed, we must lift it to the next level.”Alongside high-level UN officials, Her Majesty, Queen Mathilda of Belgium, who was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as one of the SDG Advocates, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Alexander De Croo, addressed the multi-stakeholder forum, which brings together representatives of national and local governments, parliamentarians, civil society, international organizations and the private sector.The symposium concludes tomorrow and serves as the final preparatory event for the high-level meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum to be convened at UN Headquarters in New York on 21-22 July 2016.
In a 23-page report on the siege mounted against the densely populated suburb close to the capital Damascus, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic details the events that led to its recapture by pro-Government forces in April this year, following a “dramatically escalating” military campaign.Neighbourhoods suffered aerial and ground bombardments “which claimed the lives of hundreds of Syrian men, women and children”, the report notes, with “numerous homes, markets and hospitals all but razed to the ground”.These indiscriminate, “widespread and systematic bombardments” and the act of deliberately attacking protected objects, amounted to war crimes, it continues.Commenting on the events in eastern Ghouta, Commission of Inquiry Chair, Paulo Pinheiro, condemned the civilian deaths as “abhorrent”.In addition to the deadly violence they faced, families were denied food and medicine, the veteran rights expert noted, before adding that “no warring party acted to protect the civilian population” during the last phase of the siege.According to the report, between February and April this year, besieged armed groups and terrorist organizations based inside eastern Ghouta “relentlessly fired” unguided mortars into Damascus city and nearby areas, “killing and maiming” hundreds of Syrian civilians.Insisting that “there can be no justification” for the indiscriminate shelling of inhabited areas, Commissioner Hanny Megally said that this, too, amounted to a war crime.According to the report, by the time Government forces declared eastern Ghouta recaptured on 14 April, some 140,000 individuals had fled their homes and up to 50,000 were evacuated to Idlib and Aleppo governorates.“Tens of thousands” of people have been unlawfully interned by Government forces in what the report’s authors call “managed sites” in rural Damascus, which includes Ghouta.Their number includes women and children, which is “reprehensible”, Commissioner Karen Koning AbuZayd said.The report is scheduled to be formally presented next week, on 26 June, during an interactive dialogue at the current session of the Human Rights Council.
A 10-month-old baby boy has died after choking on food at a private nursery.The incident happened at the Bright Horizons Nursery in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh.The nursery has been closed while investigations are being carried out following the tragedy on Tuesday. The baby was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and pronounced dead on Wednesday. Police Scotland said the child’s death was being treated as “unexplained but not suspicious”.It is not known whether the infant was being fed by a member of staff at the nursery, which looks after children aged three months to five-years-old. Brights Horizons describes itself as the UK’s leading childcare provider, with over 300 nurseries around the country. Staff have been offered counselling and parents have been offered alternative care for their children at the firm’s nursery in Cramond.In a letter to parents on Wednesday ,the nursery manager Miranda Anderson said: “Some of our team will be attending counselling tomorrow to support them through this difficult time, therefore we will be drawing on the help of staff members from nearby Bright Horizons nurseries.”A police spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh were contacted after a ten-month-old boy took unwell within a private nursery in the Corstorphine area of the city on Tuesday. “The child was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children where he sadly passed away on Wednesday.”The death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious, and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”A spokesman for the nursery, which is based inside the David Lloyd Leisure Club, but has no connection to it, said: “We are devastated by this news. Our thoughts are with the family at this time. “Obviously we are co-operating fully with the authorities. The safety and well being of the children in our care is our absolute priority. The nursery will be closed whilst we support our staff and families. In the meantime we have arranged for our families to be offered alternative care at neighbouring nurseries.”In 2009, a Just Learning nursery in Cambridge was find £145,000 after a 10-month-old baby girl choked to death on a piece of apple. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The baby was taken to the ‘Sick Kids’ hospitalCredit:Iain Sharp/Alamy
Research in Motion has had a slate of bad luck lately in regards to foreign governments threatening to ban BlackBerry unless they open up their messaging system to government surveillance. In the last year alone, RIM has dealt with Saudi Arabia, India and Egypt threatening to block the BlackBerry service in their respective countries.In 2011, we can add a new country to the list of those making a stand against the BlackBerry: Indonesia. It’s not about opening their encrypted data servers to government spooks, though. Rather, it’s all about blocking access to pornographic content on BlackBerries.According to Business Week, RIM is in talks with Indoensian carriers to work out a “prompt, compliant filtering solution” by the government’s deadline of January 21st, 2011. If they can’t hammer out a solution by then, the government might block all BlackBerry web browsing.Indonesia’s not just targeting RIM in its crusade against mobile phone porn, but the mobile industry as a whole. They are starting with RIM though, and time is running short to reach a deal. According to Muhammad Budi Setyawan, director general of post and telecommunications at the Indonesian Communication and Information Technology Ministry, “If RIM agrees to filter, they may take two to three days to discuss or hold the meetings with the operators.. if they do not want to filter, we will ask RIM to close the browser service as a whole.”
Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson speaks during an interview with Reuters as a member of an international advisory board on the crisis of Rakhine state in Yangon, Myanmar on 24 January 2018. Photo: ReutersUS diplomat Bill Richardson resigned early Thursday from an Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed panel set up to ease communal tensions in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and hit out at the Nobel Laureate for an “absence of moral leadership” over the crisis.In a statement that pulled few punches, the former US governor and one-time Suu Kyi ally said he could not in “good conscience” serve on the committee that would likely serve only to “whitewash” the causes behind the Rohingya exodus.Richardson also accused Suu Kyi of a “furious response” to his calls to help free two Reuters journalists arrested while reporting on the Rakhine crisis.Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested in December and face up to 14 years in jail under the Official Secrets Act over the alleged possession of classified documents, purportedly relating to the army campaign in Rakhine that sparked the exodus.The resignation deals an embarrassing public blow to Suu Kyi as her civilian government grapples with a crisis that has sent hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing into Bangladesh since August-and eviscerated her reputation as a defender of the downtrodden in the process.The US State Department noted that Richardson, a retired senior official and former state governor, had joined the Myanmar board as a private citizen, but added that the Washington administration shares many of his concerns.“Governor Richardson’s decision to resign from the Rakhine Advisory Board, and the reasons he gave for doing so, are cause for concern,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.Nauert said the board which Richardson joined was supposed to oversee implementation of recommendations made by a commission led by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan.“The recommendations address critical actions needed to address longstanding, serious challenges in Rakhine State, including the underlying sources of recent violence and displacement,” Nauert said.“Ultimately, the Burmese government and military have the authority to determine whether the Advisory Board will succeed in its mission.”Richardson’s resignation also came after Myanmar and Bangladesh failed to meet a January 23 deadline to begin the complex and contested repatriation of refugees.Nearly 690,000 Rohingya have fled a Myanmar army crackdown and crossed over to Bangladesh and many do not want to go back to Rakhine.The UN and US have both accused the army and hardline militant Buddhist mobs of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority.Inside Myanmar the Rohingya are widely regarded as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh even though many have lived there for generations.“It is with great disappointment that I announce my resignation from the Advisory Board on Rakhine State,” a statement released by Bill Richardson’s office said after three days of talks in Myanmar.“It appears that the Board is likely to become a cheerleading squad for government policy as opposed to proposing genuine policy changes that are desperately needed to assure peace, stability, and development in Rakhine State.”He said he was “taken aback” by the disparagement of the media, the UN, human rights groups and the international community and alarmed by the “lack of sincerity” with which the issue of Rohingya citizenship was discussed.Rohingya have been denied citizenship for decades in a discriminatory system that heavily restricts their rights and movement within Myanmar.Richardson admitted the military still wields significant power but added that “the absence of Daw Suu’s moral leadership on this critical issue is of great concern”.Soaring tensions -Tensions have soared in recent days in the overcrowded Bangladeshi camps housing the Rohingya with many refugees refusing to return to Myanmar.Bangladesh insists the repatriation process will be voluntary and Myanmar has said it “welcomes” back those who can verify that they belong to Rakhine.But rights groups fear more suffering awaits the Rohingya as they return to a country that does not want them.On Wednesday Myanmar authorities put the finishing touches to rudimentary reception camps to process the huge number of returning refugees expected to trickle back.Myanmar says it will take 1,500 refugees each week, a drop in the ocean of the near 800,000 who are due to be repatriated from two waves of violence.Rohingya villages have been incinerated raising fears huge numbers will end up in long-term displacement camps.With Rakhine still at boiling point there are also concerns returnees could be subjected to renewed violence.Myanmar’s army denies widespread allegations of murder, rape and torture saying its August crackdown was a proportionate response to deadly raids by Rohingya militants.
A man placed in handcuffs is led by police near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School following a shooting incident in Parkland. Photo: ReutersA 19-year-old gunman returned to the Florida high school where he had once been expelled for disciplinary problems and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said.The violence erupted shortly before dismissal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a placid, middle-class community about 45 miles (72 km) north of Miami. Television footage showed images, increasingly familiar in America, of bewildered students streaming out of the building with hands raised in the air, as dozens of police and emergency services personnel swarmed the area.Florida’s two US senators, briefed by federal law enforcement officials, said the assailant wore a gas mask as he stalked into the school carrying a rifle, ammunition cartridges and smoke grenades, then pulled a fire alarm, prompting students and staff to pour from their classrooms into hallways.“There the carnage began,” Senator Bill Nelson told CNN. Senator Marco Rubio gave a similar account on Twitter.A chilling cell phone video clip broadcast by CBS News showed a brief scene of what the network said was the shooting in progress from inside a classroom, where several students were seen huddled or lying on the floor surrounded by mostly empty desks. A rapid series of loud gunshots are heard amid hysterical screaming and someone yelling, “Oh my God.”The gunman was arrested later outside, some distance from the school in an adjacent community. CNN, citing law enforcement sources, said the gunman tried to blend in with students who were fleeing the school but was spotted and taken into custody.He was identified as Nikolas Cruz, who previously attended the high school and was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news briefing hours later. Officials spelled his first name differently earlier in the day before correcting themselves.As a high school freshman, Cruz was part of the US military-sponsored Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corp program at the school, according to Jillian Davis, 19, a recent graduate and former fellow JROTC member at Stoneman Douglas High.SUSPECT RECOUNTED AS TROUBLED YOUTHIn an interview with Reuters, she recalled his “strange talking sometimes about knives and guns,” adding, “no one ever took him seriously.”Chad Williams, 18, a senior at Stoneman Douglas, described Cruz as “kind of an outcast” who was known for unruly behavior at school, including a penchant for pulling false fire alarms, and was “crazy about guns.”The gunman surrendered to police without a struggle, Israel said. He was armed with an AR-15-style rifle and had multiple magazines of ammunition.“It’s catastrophic,” Israel said. “There really are no words.” Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie called it “a horrific situation,”Twelve of the dead were killed inside the school, two others just outside, one more on the street and two other victims died of their injuries at a hospital, Israel said. He said the victims comprised a mixture of students and adults.Authorities at two nearby hospitals said they were treating 13 survivors for bullet wounds and other injuries, five of whom were listed in critical condition.The Valentine’s Day bloodshed in the Miami suburb of gated communities with palm- and shrub-lined streets was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at schools and college campuses across the United States over the past several years.It was the 18th shooting in a US school so far this year, according to gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. That tally includes suicides and incidents when no one was injured, as well as the January shooting in which a 15-year-old gunman killed two fellow students at a Benton, Kentucky, high school.Staff and students told local media that a fire alarm went off around the time the shooting started, sparking chaos as some 3,300 students at the school first headed into hallways before teachers herded them back into classrooms, to seek shelter in closets.One survivor, Kyle Yeoward, 16, a junior, told Reuters he and about 15 fellow students and a teacher hid in a closet for nearly two hours before police arrived. Yeoward said most of the shooting occurred in the building for the school’s freshman class.Anguished parents checked on their children.“It is just absolutely horrifying. I can’t believe this is happening,” Lissette Rozenblat, whose daughter goes to the school, told CNN. Her daughter called her to say she was safe but the student also told her mother she heard the cries of a person who was shot.Televised images showed dozens of students, their arms in the air, weaving their way between law enforcement officers with heavy weapons and helmets, and large numbers of emergency vehicles including police cars, ambulances and fire trucks.The school had recently held a meeting to discuss what to do in such an attack, Ryan Gott, a 15-year-old freshman told CNN.“My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting,” US president Donald Trump said on Twitter. “No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”
Back in 1984, American underwater archeologist and explorer Barry Clifford discovered the wreck site of the ship Whydah which sank in 1717, during one of the most brutal storms in history. The final resting place of the Whydah’s crew, however, remained undocumented until March 2018 — 300 years after their demise — when researchers discovered what is now considered the largest mass pirate burial ground in America, off the coast of Cape Cod.The Whydah was a ship constructed for the slave transportation trade, but it was acquired by Black Bellamy, the richest pirate in history according to Forbes, while on its maiden voyage.Samuel Bellamy, Wreck of the Whydah.Captain Samuel Bellamy earned his nickname Black Bellamy because of his refusal to wear the powdered wigs beloved by the aristocracy during the 18th century.Instead, he tied his long black hair in a ponytail with a satin bow.Bellamy was very clean and stylish — he dressed in a deep-cuffed velvet coat, accessorized with four flintlock pistols, and wore silver-buckled shoes.Model of the Whydah Gally. Photo by Richard HaddadHe was also known as a very righteous and democratic captain, always leaving his men to vote on important decisions.His crew loved him and called him the “Robin Hood of the Sea.” Bellamy enjoyed robbing the rich, saying that “They rob the poor under the cover of law, while we plunder the rich under the cover of our own courage.”Silver recovered from the wreck of the Whydah. Photo by Theodore Scott – Flickr CC By 2.0Samuel Bellamy was a Royal Navy sailor from Devon, England, who was left jobless after the War of Spanish Succession.According to some sources, he might have had a wife and a child in his hometown, but legend has it that while in Boston, Bellamy fell in love with Mary Hallett.The bell, inscribed “THE WHYDAH GALLEY 1716.” Photo by jjsala CC BY 2.0She was the daughter of a very wealthy landowner who forbade Mary to marry an out-of-work sailor who didn’t even have a ship.Hence his life of piracy was sparked. It didn’t last long, but during a period of three years Bellamy became the wealthiest pirate captain of the Golden Age of Piracy, amassing a fortune worth some $120 million in today’s terms.Forbes lists Bellamy’s counterpart Blackbeard as 10th on the list of richest pirates in history, while Sir Francis Drake, who was a privateer during the reign of Elizabeth I, comes in second.The Golden Hinde, a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s famous galleon at Southwark, London, UK. Photo by Oxfordian Kissuth CC BY-SA 3.0Captain Black Bellamy was known for his tricky tactics of intimidating other ships to surrender instead of fighting them into submission, and for never killing anyone who surrendered.He always invited the captured sailors to join his crew, with the words: “Ye miserable victims of the earth, who serve kings, princes, and lords for a miserly pittance scarce big enough to keep body and soul together.”The location of the wrecked Whydah Gally in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.In February 1717, Bellamy captured the Whydah and made it his flagship, acquiring four and a half tons of silver and gold.Unfortunately, the ship was caught in stormy seas while on a course for Boston, where Mary Hallett was waiting. The ship went down and Bellamy was never able to claim the hand of his true love.Model of the Whydah Galley. Photo by jjsala – Flickr CC BY 2.0Out of 142 strong men, only two survived –- the carpenter and the navigator. The bodies of about 100 of the men washed ashore and were discovered by the inhabitants of the nearby settlement of Freshbook who buried the dead bodies in a mass grave.More than 30, including Bellamy, were never accounted for. The plunder from 50 ships was lost on the bottom of the sea, guarded by white sharks.Since his discovery of the wreck in 1984, Mr. Clifford has retrieved some 200,000 artifacts worth more than $400 million. The exploration continues, and researchers believe that they might have found the remains of Black Bellamy.Read another story from us: How Pirates Met Their Final JusticeAs for the mass grave on shore, expedition leader Casey Sherman has said that he cannot share the exact location yet, but he hopes that someday it will become a public memorial.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Of the infinite resources available on the Internet, there is still nothing better than free. So in light of Independence Day and the sense of freedom it exudes, below are 12 (mostly) free tools that can help build your business:1. 1M/1M offers access to the extensive startup network and collective knowledge in Silicon Valley to entrepreneurs everywhere. I know, crazy. But this is a truly interesting source for “starter uppers” to talk about branding, positioning, financing or anything else entrepreneurial.Related: The Best Software Tools to Run a Startup2. Want to merge your brand into the social networks within your industry? Instead of searching the hundreds of thousands of Twitter hashtags, newswhip.com does that for you. This site aggregates the overwhelming volume of topical discussions and delivers the most popular ones to you so that you know who to start a conversation with. You can also type in your name or Twitter handle and see how influential you are — or not.3. Looking for another revenue stream? Of course you are. Skimlinks will measure and implement affiliate-marketing links not only on your website but also on your RSS, Twitter and Facebook feeds. This handy tool turns links and keywords on your site into their equivalent affiliate links, thus allowing you to focus on more pertinent content: your business.4. For those startups who collaborate over graphics, try Lucidchart, a sort of Google Docs for visual projects. You can build collective mind maps, flow charts or anything else your graphics-based heart desires.5. Graphic designers have a broad range of services, fees and (sometimes) attitudes, which is why finding the right one for you is as much a cost to your wallet as it is to your emotions. Cool Text generates free graphics for web pages or logos without overburdening you with the design work. Simply choose what kind of image you like, fill out a form, and your custom-made image will be created right then and there.6. Needtagger allows you to find a target audience on Twitter based on your product or service. You can set filters for like-minded people in your industry and build a followership of potential customers based on your business.Related: 5 Content-Management Tools Marketers Can Use (No Technical Skills Required)7. Bright Journey offers a collection of startup knowledge from extremely successful entrepreneurs around the globe with the intent of sharing their expertise with others. Users post questions and the best answers are voted to the top.8. Want to know where your website stands along a grade scale? Go to Hubspot’s marketing grader and see where you rank in terms of effectiveness. It will measure your blogging, SEO, lead generation and more.9. While Fiverr may not be free, it’s pretty darn close. You can buy and/or sell anything for $5 — and by anything, I mean anything. From writing a blog headline, generating an “About Us” page on your website, to drawing a cartoon character, fiverr.com is a one-stop-shop for anything under $5.10. Looking for an elegant digital or print layout for a magazine or company newsletter? LucidPress is an easy-to-use resource that offers drag-and-drop capability, making video, text or photo layout much easier.11. CreativeLive hosts video classes spanning five different categories: photo and video, art and design, music and audio, craft and maker and money and life. Videos are free and there’s even a calendar to peruse for upcoming content.12. Of course, no list of websites is complete without the resident Google tool. Google for Entrepreneurs is another pool of insider knowledge with free videos of instruction, such as learning how to brand yourself from Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, and more.Know of more cool websites not mentioned above? Share it with us below and spread the startup love!Related: 5 Tools For Entrepreneurs to Grow Their Online Presence in No Time Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals July 3, 2014 Register Now »
6 min read This story appears in the November 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Let’s start with a pop quiz.Q: Do any of us feel e-mail-deprived?A: Is that a serious question?We need to talk about shedding the excess weight in your corpulent, noxious beast of an inbox.Most business professionals spend 637 hours managing, writing and responding to e-mails every year—about 13 hours per workweek—according to collaborative e-mail company Contatta, based on statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and McKinsey Global Institute. That’s a lot of hours spent shuffling an overwhelming amount of e-mail around, Contatta notes, and an enormous drain on businesses—not to mention one’s psyche.You have better things to do: companies to run, products to launch, content to create. So how can you detox yourinbox and make it a happier, more productive place to be?Batch and tackle. Dedicate specific work hours to reading and responding to e-mail. Or, if you’re like me and can’t help reading it on your phone, at least try to group your replies—respond to a bunch of inquiries at the same time, vs. answering them one by one, as they come in. “Set up specific time blocks to check your e-mail so you don’t get distracted every time a new message pops in,” says Alex Moore, CEO of Mountain View, Calif.-based Baydin, the company behind Boomerang, a popular Gmail management tool. Gini Dietrich, CEO of Arment Dietrich in Chicago, suggests checking e-mail before and after meetings—never during—to triage urgent client requests.It helps to turn off e-mail notifications on your computer and phone. “Every time you hear that ding, it takes your brain over a minute to fully regain concentration,” Moore says.If you do batch and tackle your responses, try doing so in offline mode; that way, the e-mails you send don’t prompt an immediate response, distracting you from your batching efforts. I chanced on this approach when answering e-mail on an airplane without Wi-Fi, and I realized how much easier and less distracting it was.“When I’m focused on a particular project, I turn my inbox to offline mode so I can still work in there but not be interrupted by the constant flow,” Dietrich says.Some people put auto-responders on their e-mail, informing the sender that they reply to messages only at certain times of the day. Doing so sets expectations, I suppose. But I’m not really a fan of the practice, both for practical reasons (with rare exceptions, it’s unnecessary) and for philosophical ones (why add to the amount of e-mail in someone else’s inbox while trying to manage your own?).Write simple, direct responses. As with any content, brevity and clarity trump long and meandering. Respect your reader’s time as well as your own—and keep your responses direct and to the point. Use as many words as you need to reply in full to the sender, but not a keystroke more. A long-winded response is indulgent.I often quote the words of writing teacher Don Murray: “The reader doesn’t turn the page because of a hunger to applaud.” He wasn’t talking about e-mail specifically, but his advice applies nicely here.Yes, and … Speaking of brevity, avoid a protracted e-mail volley by being proactively specific in your response, rather than open-ended. Say you’re agreeing to a lunch meeting: With your “yes” reply, suggest three specific times and dates, and have the recipient pick one.Saying “Yes, and …” is a rule of improv theater. It’s also a good rule for cooperative, efficient communication.Another way to avoid unnecessary replies is to simply indicate No Reply Needed (NRN in internet-speak). Lose the generic subject lines. “An e-mail subject line is similar to a blog post title, a newspaper headline, a movie title, a tweet, the first few words in a Facebook post, the introduction to a book. … It’s the hook,” says DJ Waldow, co-author of The Rebel’s Guide to Email Marketing. Waldow says people tend to treat the subject line as a throwaway—writing generic words like “Reconnecting” or “Question” or “Introduction,” when they’d be better served by something specific and actionable.From a productivity standpoint, ultra-specific subject lines make it easier to find archived messages. So instead of “Question,” try something unambiguous like: “Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue dog?” Consider ditching subfolders. Finding messages by scrolling or searching via keyword through a single inbox is faster than looking through hyperorganized folders, Moore suggests. I agree, but I should mention that this is a highly contested issue among productivity experts: Some argue that folders and subfolders bring clarity and simplicity to an inbox by allowing you to group together similar messages (such as newsletter subscriptions, marketing offers or work-related vs. personal).Opt out of unnecessary messaging. Chief among these are notifications from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, all of which notoriously over-notify each time you get a response or new connection. Same goes for the newsletters that tend to pile up, unread, in your inbox. (You’ll never get to them, so don’t save them for later.)There are tools that allow you to unsubscribe from mailing lists en masse (none are perfect, but consider thema starting point). Check out Unlistr, Unroll.me and The Swizzle (formerly unsubscribr.com).Other services allow you to create disposable e-mail addresses—useful for when you don’t want to fork over your real info. Among these are MailDrop (maildrop.cc), AirMail (getairmail.com) and 10 Minute Mail. Use an e-mail manager. There are some other tools that can help you manage your e-mail more efficiently. Kerry O’Shea Gorgone, an instructional designer with MarketingProfs, likes the simplicity and intuitive features of SaneBox ($7 per month). “It scans my inbox and watches where things end up,” she says. “It’s like an intuitive and smart inbox that makes my life a little easier.” Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global October 28, 2014 Register Now »
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Kolb completed 11 of 20 pass attempts for 205 yards against the San Diego Chargers, numbers that include one long 80-yard TD pass to wideout Larry Fitzgerald. The QB was encouraged by his play, but knows it’s only the preseason. “It’s encouraging to see where we’re at,” Kolb said. “The key is that nobody settles and I know we won’t because we got the right guys, the right mindset and we’re hungry to win but we haven’t done anything yet.” Although he had a strong performance, Kolb knows it was far from perfect. “We’re making the big plays and that’s the encouraging thing,” Kolb said. “But we have to clean it up which has been the same thing every week and I think we’re progressively getting there. The crazy thing is that its just us.” After the season opener against Carolina the team travels to play the Washing Redskins, meaning the Cardinals’ first two games will be against teams who combined for eight wins last season. This could be seen as a favorable start to the season for the Cards, but Kolb doesn’t care who the team beats as long as they’re winning games. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The regular season is just about two weeks away and Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb is already preparing for the opener. The Cardinals open up at home against the Carolina Panthers on September 11, and Kolb has begun the process of reviewing game film. “I’ve watched a couple of games on my own, but not in detail,” Kolb said. “I’ve learned in years past that sometimes when you watch to much film you over-think some things when you get on the field. I want to find that right balance between being prepared and doing what I do best.” 0 Comments Share “It’d be nice to get off to a good start,” Kolb said. “But again, once you’re around enough you understand that every NFL team is an NFL team. They’re all good, they can beat you on any given day so we have to make sure we are ready to go from the word go.” Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories
Related10 best ski resorts for spring and late season snowWhen it comes to skiing holidays, you might think that February and March are the best months to hit the slopes. But why not head to the mountains a little later in the season? Book a holiday to one of these destinations and you’ll find fewer crowds, cheaper prices and…Dreaming of a white Christmas?Skyscanner’s top 5 Christmas ski holiday destinations13 things for non-skiers to do on a ski holidayHere are some great alternatives for when you get sick of hitting the slopes. If you want to try something a bit different, and by that I mean a different continent, I’d recommend Banff. It’s a Rockies’ mountain town that welcomes tourists year-round, so has much more to offer than simply skiing. The surrounds are the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and host to a wealth of wildlife that may well make an appearance in the town – most likely a moose holding up the traffic while it crosses the road.The town shops will kit you out for the climate – from rails and rails of high-tech gear, to fur and sheepskin to stay toasty the old-fashioned way. There is also the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, where you can learn about the natural environment, ethnography and culture of the region.You can also take the gondola trip up Sulphur Mountain, for good views and a chance to soak in the hot springs – an activity that will also be popular among the skiers in your group.The Fairmont Banff Springs is the most famous place to stay. The huge hotel has 770 bedrooms, but still feels special because of the grandeur of its turrets, and homeliness of its open fires and natural stone and wood interiors. There’s outdoor skating, curling, dog sledding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, and indoors there’s a bowling alley and a huge spa with indoor mineral pool, sauna, steam and gym. It costs from £230 a night and offers a variety of packages that include ski and spa offers.If you want somewhere a bit more affordable, the Banff Aspen Lodge costs from £97 a night and has just completed a total refurbishment of its rooms. It has two outdoor hot tubs and an outdoor fire – perfect for curling up next to with a good book and a hot chocolate.If that image doesn’t have you packing your thermals, then perhaps you should be hunting down some winter sun instead!Answer by Ginny Light – TimesOnline travel editorGot a travel question? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get our panel of travel experts to answer your question.Read more: Ask SkyscannerReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Dear SkyscannerMy husband loves to ski but the idea of breaking my legs just doesn’t appeal. However, I do love the mountains and snow – where are the best ski resorts for those not so keen on skiing?Kim, Bath Dear Kim,Believe it or not, ski resorts are not just a paradise for those who relish hurtling down a mountain on one or two planks. A holiday in the mountains is the perfect tonic to a hectic life, whether you ski or not.Just being in the clean, alpine air in stunning mountain scenery (and eating hearty, wholesome food), will send anyone home with a glow. But besides that, with ski resorts offering all manner of activities and culture, it’s more a matter of what not to do, than how to fill one’s time while everyone’s out on the slopes.St Moritz, in Switzerland, is one of the most imaginative resorts when it comes to non-ski activities. The town’s huge lake freezes solid for much of the winter, and plays host to events like ice polo at the end of January and horse racing on Sundays in February.Then there’s skijoring, which involves skiers being towed behind galloping horses. It’s gripping stuff, but the resort is very busy on those weekends. If you avoid the racing, there are still plenty of activities on the lake including golf, which is played with red balls and ice hockey.Of course, you don’t have to be active – it’s a holiday after all! St Moritz also has plenty of shopping – although most of it is of the designer sort. Chocolate box village this isn’t…more like Knightsbridge on snow, with glitzy shops, bars, restaurants and skiers. Definitely one to see and be seen in.If you’re splashing out, Suvretta House is the place to stay. A chateau-style five-star with its own branch on the ski lift system – handy if you want to join the skiers for lunch. There’s also a pool, gym, spa and curling pitch. Rooms cost from £300 in high season in winter; it’s pricey, but the hotel is fantastic.In France, the Portes du Soleil region of France is a perfect place to head for non-skiers. The main resort of Morzine has so much going on that it might even tempt some of the ski bunnies off the slopes. The busy town functions all year round and consequently offers a huge range of municipal facilities, including a swimming pool, tennis courts, bowling, horse-riding and spa.Outdoors, you can book various activities through the tourist office, including glacier walking, taking a horse-drawn sleigh, ice climbing, or just gliding around the outdoor ice rink in town.If you want a chalet experience, but don’t have enough people to take one property, I’d recommend the Chilli Powder chalet for its laid-back atmosphere and excellent food. It’s great for families because it has a crèche on site and costs from around £800 per person per week, half-board, with a 15 to 25 per cent discount for children.
The Hidden Treasures Collection, available for sale at the Met Store, includes an array of turquoise pieces like the spectacular Gold Ornament Necklace (above) with droplet pearls. Oval-shaped stones, of lapis lazuli, carnelian, or garnet, are set in granulated gold frames and made into pendants, link bracelets, drop earrings and cocktail rings. Bangles, like those available in his namesake line, feature the same stones, which were also used by ancient craftsman. It’s as if looking at Gurhan’s collection, although in the store, it should actually be part of the exhibit itself.The Gurhan Hidden Treasures Collection retails for $300-$24,000. It is available beginning June 23, 2009, when the Met’s Afghanistan exhibit opens to the public. Visit metmuseum.org.
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