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first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena based employment law firm, Azadian Law Group, PC, was selected by the oldest and most respected legal publication in California, The Daily Journal, as one of the top 20 boutique law firms in all of California. Boutique law firms are those that specialize in a niche area of law, such as labor and employment, appellate, bankruptcy, etc. The Daily Journal honor is one of the most coveted in California by any law firm and involves an intensive selection process with thousands of nominees of which only 20 law firms are selected to the list. Azadian Law Group, PC was the only employment law firm in Los Angeles selected for the legal award.The firm exclusively represents employees and is known for providing aggressive advocacy in the areas of wrongful termination, discrimination, employment harassment, and related employment law claims.Speaking at the reception held for the honorees at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, George S. Azadian, the firm’s lead attorney, boiled it down to expertise, client-focused service, and professionalism: “We have a hands-on approach. This means, a potential client is in direct contact with one of our experienced attorney’s from the moment they call. We are also excellent negotiators and hold ourselves to a high level of professionalism. As a result, we are able to resolve matters quickly and favorably for our clients because of the relationships we carry with opposing counsel, judges, mediators and arbitrators. The proof is in the numbers.”According to The Daily Journal, Azadian “has litigated virtually every aspect of employment law, including wrongful termination, retaliation, whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour.” As a result, he has recovered over $30 million for his clients in the last three years alone and continues to fight for his clients every day.Azadian Law Group, PC has offices located at 790 East Colorado Blvd., Ninth Floor, Pasadena and 355 S. Grand Ave., Suite 2450, Los Angeles. Their experienced employment lawyers can be reached at (626) 449-4944 or (213) 229-9031. Potential clients can also submit a request for a free consultation at www.azadianlawgroup.com. Business News People Local Employment Lawyers Selected to Prestigious List of Top 20 Boutiques Law Firms in California From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 12:47 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo April 30, 2012 Let them come… They shall not pass through here! Brazil will boost its military presence in the Amazon region to protect its huge natural resources from any external threat, Defense Minister Celso Amorim told the Senate on April 26. “The commitment to the defense of the Amazon is fundamental. Navy, Air Force, all services will boost their presence in the Amazon in the next few years,” he said without giving further details. Amorim said Brazil did not feel threatened by any neighboring country but added: “We cannot rule out that some power from outside the region” may covet the natural resources of the Amazon, the planet’s largest rainforest and its main source of fresh water. “We are working on a plan to deploy (security) forces and the Amazon plays a very important role. It’s the most vulnerable part of our country,” Amorim said. “We have a wealth of resources which can make us the target of adventures,” he added. Amorim said the country’s strategic planners were planning to boost “transparent cooperation” with other Amazon countries, referring to plans to set up a security commission with Peru and Colombia. “We do not feel threatened by any South American countries and we do not want anyone to feel threatened by us. We always want full transparency to avoid suspicions,” the minister said. Brazil, Latin America’s largest country and the world’s sixth largest economy, shares the sprawling Amazon with Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Brasilia is also boosting its naval power in the South Atlantic with an ambitious submarine program to protect its huge deep-water oil reserves and project its growing influence. Under the National Defense Strategy unveiled in 2008, the Navy was tasked with developing a blue-water force to protect Brazil’s huge sub-salt oil reserves, the Amazon river basin and its 7,491 km-coastline. The sub-salt oil fields, located off the country’s southeast Atlantic coast beneath kilometers of ocean, bedrock and hot salt-beds, could contain more than 100 billion barrels of high-quality recoverable oil, according to official estimates. last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Odion Ighalo is set to link up with his new Manchester United teammates for the first time this weekend as he joins training ahead of Monday’s trip to Chelsea. Ighalo was brought in as a loan signing from Shanghai Shenhua on the final day of last month’s transfer window as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer frantically searched for attacking reinforcements, with Marcus Rashford out injured. The former Watford man flew in from China but was left out of the squad for United’s midseason training camp in Spain because of fears he may have been unable to re-enter the UK afterwards if travel restrictions tightened around the Coronavirus outbreak. Instead, he has been working with a personal trainer at the National Taekwondo Centre in Manchester, but will train with Solskjaer’s squad at Carrington on Saturday ahead of the visit to Stamford Bridge on Monday night. There has been no suggestion that Ighalo has contracted Coronavirus, but he has been kept away from United’s training ground as a precaution.Tags: CarringtonChelseaManchester UnitedMarcus RashfordOdion IghaloOle Gunnar SolkjaerShenghai Shenhualast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Shelly Detwiler, berry farmer and dieticianI have a love-hate relationship with bees. I love the bees at my farm! It is a symbiotic relationship farm to bee. The bees especially love the red raspberries. Not much beats a warm fall day with a breeze, listening to the bees at work. It is Zen-like. And let me tell you, my customers love honey!I have however, had quite a few funniest home video adventures with bees, with one last week being among the most memorable. I’ve mowed around the hives, weekly for 13 years with only one incident. But somehow last week some bees got caught in my hair. I was wearing ear plugs but I’m sure I was screaming. They began to sting my scalp because they couldn’t get out of (as Paul says) my mass of hair! I high-tailed it, pedal to the floor to my mom’s next door about 800 feet away. I arrived at her door with my new “beehive” hairdo, created not from a 1960s beauty parlor but due to my erratic and wild driving trying to out drive the bees.“Free the bees” I yelled!Between my mass of hair, my mom’s eye issues and the bees loving my hair, it took some time before I was bee free. It sure wasn’t pleasant at the time but I wish I had it on video. I’m sure it would’ve won the big prize!There were 7,644 beekeepers registered with Ohio Department of Agriculture by the beginning of 2019, with an estimated 4,700+ colonies. In 2015, Ohio produced 850,000 pounds of honey. The American Beekeeping Federation (AFB) states that there are over 300 unique varieties of honey in the United States, each originating from a different floral source. It is estimated that a third of all foods, either directly or indirectly, need honey pollination. The world’s oldest honey was discovered about 7 years ago in the country of Georgia and estimated to be over 5,500 years old.It is certainly buzz-worthy to note that the honeybee is an interesting sort. They love to fly. Bees are generally home foraging in a 2-mile radius from their hive, though they have been known to fly up to 6 miles. On average a worker bee only lives 6 to 8 weeks in the summer. Their main cause of death is that they have worn their wings out. In that short lifetime, they produce one-twelfth of teaspoon of honey and fly the equivalent of one and a half times the circumference of the earth.Honey adds a unique rich flavor to your recipes. A quick and easy way to get every tasty drop of honey is to spray utensils with cooking spray before measuring. Honey has 22 calories per teaspoon compared to sugar with 16 calories per teaspoon, so you won’t need as much to sweeten your foods. You can substitute honey for sugar. This being true, ABF suggest you can substitute honey for up to half the sugar in the recipe, reducing liquid by one-quarter cup per 1 cup of honey used. You should also reduce temps by 25 degrees F when baking to prevent overbrowning.All honey will naturally crystalize, especially if you are not a huge consumer of honey. You can liquify in the microwave with the lid off. First, get a micro safe container and be careful not to boil the honey. Start with 30-second increments and stir between. Speaking from personal experience, honey bears are NOT, I repeat not micro safe. One suggestion given to me was to pop your honey bear in the top rack of your dishwasher. Run the cycle and voilà — beautiful honey in a non-deformed bear!!!September is a great month to celebrate honey! The bees begin to prepare for the winter and beekeepers are collecting their sweet harvests. Use it to top your fruit, bread products, yogurt or try one of the recipes below. It’s bound to BEE a tasty treat!!Eat well and healthyShelly No bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites honey.comThis is one of National Honey Board’s most requested recipes. 1/2 cup peanuts, finely chopped1 1/2 cup old fashioned Quaker oats, divided1/3 cup flax seeds1/2 cup almond flour3 T unsweetened cocoa2 T peanut butter powder2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, divided1/2 cup peanut butter1/3 cup + 1 T honey2 T milk  Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper.In a food processor, combine 1 cup of the oats, flax seed, almond flour, cocoa, peanut butter powder and 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips. Pulse several times until it resembles coarse meal.Add the peanut butter, honey and almond milk to the oat mixture and process until the mixture comes together.Transfer the oat mixture to a large bowl and mix in the remaining oats and chocolate chips, your hands work best for this!Scoop out 1” clusters of the mixture and roll into a ball with your hands. Then dip the bites in the finely chopped peanuts. Place each ball on the sheet pan and chill in the refrigerator. When the bites are chilled and set, store in an airtight container for up to a week. Makes 15 balls NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving) Calories 214 kcal; Fat 13 g; Sat Fat 3 g; Carb 23 g; Protein 6 g; Fiber 4 g; Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 48 mg; Potassium 182 mg; Calcium 34 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 1 mcg Honey beets old favorite honey recipes abfnet.org 6-8 young beets2 Tbsp. butter1 tsp. onion, chopped finely2 tsp. cornstarch1 cup water2 Tbsp. Honey2 Tbsp. VinegarSalt and pepper to taste  Wash and cook 6 young beets. Drain and peel skin. Cut in slices or cubes.Melt butter in saucepan, add onion and sauté slightly.Add cornstarch, water, salt and pepper. Stir until thick. Stir in beets, vinegar and honey. Eat soon. Honey-roasted vegetables marthastewart.com2 medium sweet potatoes (1 pound total), peeled, halved, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces1/2 cup walnut halves1/4 cup honey2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oilCoarse salt and ground pepper3 to 5 sprigs thymePreheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 3-quart baking dish, toss together sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, walnuts, honey, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Top with thyme sprigs and roast until vegetables are browned at edges and tender when pierced with a knife, about 1 hour.  Honey and cinnamon nighttime drink https://infotopharian.blogspot.com/It’s a little hot to enjoy this drink tonight but this website claims it is the ideal method to unwind and destress during the evening! I’ll let you know in the morning.             1 cup milk1 tsp honey2 drop vanilla extract1 pinch ground cinnamon Pour milk into a microwave safe mug and place in the microwave. Cook on High until the milk is very hot and begins to foam, about 3 minutes. Stir in honey and vanilla, then sprinkle with cinnamon before serving. Whipped cinnamon honey butter houseofnasheats.comThis is similar to the butter served at steakhouses! 1 cup butter, room temperature1 cup honey1/2 cup powdered sugar1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Beat the softened butter until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes, in a large bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.Add the remaining ingredients and beat again until smooth. Transfer to jars or other storage containers. Serve at room temperature.last_img read more

first_img Build your reputation. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Prompt responses. Around the clock support. Tags:#celebrity influencers#crowdfunding#Digital Marketing#influencer marketing agency Accredited investors. According to influencer marketing agency Mediakix’s latest influencer marketing survey, 89 percent of surveyed marketers say the return on investment is as good as — or better than — other channels. Eight out of 10 also said that they see influencer marketing as “effective” or “very useful. Networks to look into are YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter influencers.  These channels are influencer marketing at scale and give brands the opportunity to leverage social influencers organically as well as enjoying cross-channel competency.The large network of influencers ensures that any brand they are accelerating carries out a successful crowdfunded campaign all the time focusing on the here and now. The game-changer is to outsource to the best hands around instead of depending on the internal source. Or, trying to engage influencers on your own which is not as effective as working with a crowdfunding influencer network. The need for expertise for a marketing support agency cannot be overemphasized. A competent team has to work on many startup projects and have years of crowdfunding experience to have expertise. It also can help you if the marketing support agency you pick can work with some of the largest blockchain and enterprises companies in the world. Find out if they’re connected to the most influential people in Blockchain. They travel to the largest crypto conferences in the world and have networked with thought leaders like Charlie Lee, the Founder of Litecoin, Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum, and, Tim Draper, the most significant Bitcoin Whale VC Investor. Get connected to a team with clients on other channels globally, and countries in many languages. Find a company with a billion views, not just millions if you can — and expertise that can provide you with geo-specific targeting. Data-driven approach. Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Marketing has gone customer-centric, and any business that wants to compete effectively must do everything to satisfy the customer. The speed with which you attend to their pain points determines every other thing.  A good marketing support agency must staff full-time team members around the world in multiple time zones that speak multiple languages to be able to respond within just one minute.Investors and community members want to be quickly responded to; it minimizes fear, doubt, and uncertainty (FUD). Your company aim here is to stop spam, get community members engaged, and provide immediate responses to your team. Investors view fast responses as a measure of the level of commitment the team has about their project. It is the duty of the accelerator or marketing support agency to advocate for quick funding of crowdfunding campaigns, with the hindsight that it overwhelmingly and resoundingly sends across the message that the startup has come on board and is one to watch out for. It also contributes significantly to enhancing the brand’s visibility and helps to attract additional investors for subsequent funding. Segun OnibalusiFounder & CEO Related Posts Around 40% of a public company’s market performance can be attributed to non-financial factors associated with its corporate reputation. These can also be individualistic properties according to analysis. “A corporate reputation is the overall estimation in which an organization is held by its internal and external stakeholders based on its past actions and probability of its future behavior.” This statement, according to a leading international expert Charles Fombrun, a former research professor of management at the Stern School of Business, New York University, and founder of the Reputation Institute.Experience is based on a person’s past dealings with your organization while the other is purely the extent and nature of people’s direct and indirect communication with you. The reputation built by confident investors over the years stands helps a marketing agency stand out among its peers. When you strive to enhance your reputation by being genuine to your goal, the outcome is that people will eventually learn about your project. Expertise. Crowdfunding platforms must not only ensure that investors fund you but also ascertains that they are accredited. Accredited investors are a particular class of investors who can access investments that regular investors can not. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permits companies and private funds who sell assets to accredited investors to skip the need to register certain investments.  When you sell to accredited investors, you are exempted from registering any securities with the SEC under rules 505 and 506 of Regulation D.No government agency or independent body review an investor’s credentials, and no certification exam or piece of paper exists that states a person has become an accredited investor. What it boils down to is how you determine a potential investor’s status by conducting due diligence prior to your sale. Network of influencers. Building an Audience. If a substantial relationship exists between a crowdfunding platform, the investors and businesses, a route for constant feedbacks will be established. Growth may not always be the answer. Companies that utilize supergrowth techniques are having a difficult time managing their groups after saturation. Sometimes they provide bad solutions or ignore their now large community. A good relationship ensures that customers have the opportunity to be heard, and they, in turn, provide valuable feedback for brands in areas that might need to be tweaked. A marketing support agency that intends to help crowdfunding platforms attain their goals should have at their beck and calls a global team of passionate thought leaders and moderators that provide 24/7 support across all major languages right around the year who will effectively grow your community. Before investors dip their hands into their pockets to fund a project, they carry out an extensive evaluation. The investors take critical looks at the size of their community and engagement — with the view of discovering any shortcoming. People don’t ordinarily bank on a sinking shipLendingblock sold out $10 million in 3 days, and Linda Wang, Co-Founder & COO of Lendingblock has this to say: “…our telegram room has already grown 100X within two months. Already, their team has proven their knowledge in both marketing and lending across all of the community channels.” For any campaign to be successful, you have to package it correctly. According to Crowdcreates Co-Founder Ivan Kan, “Getting a product from development stages to becoming a well-known project is still very challenging. There’s still a lot of projects that go up there — a lot of it gets lost in the noise. Our specialty is to craft a story and make it viral.”The point is not just to go about telling a story; the most essential thing that will make your story sell is how it is crafted. The way you package the campaign invariably determines how successful it will be. Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… In this age of big data, any corporation that wants to excel must adopt a data-driven approach to execute projects successfully. Ivan Kan says to focus on being data-driven in every project.To be data-driven, you must ensure that:Test design and analysis are overseen by analytics/data science teams.Dashboards are already in place to give stakeholders self-serve access to key metrics. (Otherwise, you’ll have low-value ad-hoc requests to pull these metrics, and it’ll be a time sink.)Analytics/Data Science teams collaborate with the business to understand the problem and devise an appropriate methodology.There are data governance and consistent usage of data definitions across departments in the organization.You have an unassailable data strategy. Segun Onibalusi is the Founder and CEO at SEO POW, an Organic link building and content marketing agency.When he’s not learning something new about link earning and his industry you’ll find him planning his next trip.You can reach out to him via email at [email protected] Good relationship. Get Funding as Quick as Possible. There are thousands of prospective businesses out there looking for financial assistance to kickstart as well as functional ones that want to expand on the one hand while there are a large number of investors who are looking for projects to fund. Crowdfunding platforms come into the game, to bring the two together. Here are 10 things teaching us about running successful crowdfunding campaigns.The main reason being that you don’t organize a successful crowdfunding campaign with kids gloves; it takes the input of an expert, an experienced and tested crowdfunding marketing support agency.Where others find it extremely difficult a growth marketing service provider can help some of the world’s largest companies and fast-growing startups accelerate their growth and raise funds.Anker’s is the most successful Kickstarter campaigns that raised 5M USD. Anker is Amazon’s largest electronics seller doing revenues over 1bn USD. Crowdcreate helped them get there.Nui Cookies hit their first Kickstarter campaign, and the food craze company was featured on ABC’s hit TV show, Shark Tank. Asia’s fastest-selling token sale, Bezant, raised 18M USD in just two hours and built their community from zero.Eric Youn, Community Manager of Bezant, mentioned how efficient and successful crowdfunding campaigns done by Crowdcreate were. Youn said: “We could not have met our 17 million Hardcap and sold out our 4 million Bonus round without Crowdcreate. They helped us when FUD and spam were getting the best of our Telegram room. They also advised me during peak panic hours.”What are the 10 things teaching us about running successful crowdfunding campaigns? Here are the takeaways you should learn. AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not…last_img read more

first_img The Jamaica Middle East Diaspora is looking to partner with local entities on various projects in support of national development.“All of us have a common goal, which is we love our country and we want to give back,” said Administrator of the group, Marcia Clarke.“We are passionate and we are ready to support. We do not want to stay on the sidelines and criticise. We have families and friends in Jamaica and we want to see things go well and that is why we are seeking partnerships,” she noted further.Miss Clarke was speaking to JIS News at the staging of the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.The group, primarily comprised of Jamaicans living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is attending its first Diaspora conference since being formed in August 2016.Miss Clarke, who has been teaching in Abu Dhabi for four years, noted that while the group is predominately composed of teachers, it also has members from a widecross-section of professions including the medical field, aviation, engineering and marketing.“When we realised that we had other professionals then we made it inclusive so our objective is now partnering for growth, along the theme of the Diaspora Conference, to identify ways in which we can support Jamaica through entities here,” she told JIS News.On Thursday (July 27), which will be observed as Diaspora Day of Service, the group will be staging two workshops at the Mico University College in Kingston.These include a session on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects for teachers and students, and another on empowering and preparing Jamaican youth for the global job market.Miss Clarke said the group decided to place emphasis on STEM subjects because this is one of the areas of education that needs the greatest support.“Mathematics and science are areas that are critical to students all over the world and we thought that integrating technology into the curriculum, through robotics and animation, would support this,” she explained.As it relates to the job empowerment session, member of the group, Kristen King, said it is not only important for persons to have information on the global job market but to be able to access these markets.“Persons are looking across the world for opportunity in not only the traditional regions such as Europe and North America but also in areas like Asia. We want to give them the opportunity to dream and achieve their goals and be successful,” said Ms. King, who has been teaching in Dubai for one year.The Jamaica Middle East Diaspora has approximately 100 active members and is working to engage the other estimated 400 first and second generation Jamaicans living in the region.The membership also includes Jamaicans living in countries that are part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) including Kuwait, Qatar, Omen and Bahrain. The Jamaica Middle East Diaspora is looking to partner with local entities on various projects in support of national development. Story Highlights Miss Clarke, who has been teaching in Abu Dhabi for four years, noted that while the group is predominately composed of teachers, it also has members from a wide cross-section of professions including the medical field, aviation, engineering and marketing. “All of us have a common goal, which is we love our country and we want to give back,” said Administrator of the group, Marcia Clarke.last_img read more