long term – Goodbye Pert Breasts http://goodbyepertbreasts.com/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 19:35:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png long term – Goodbye Pert Breasts http://goodbyepertbreasts.com/ 32 32 Valley News – Bottom Line: Retired business owners are finding buyers to carry on the legacy https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/valley-news-bottom-line-retired-business-owners-are-finding-buyers-to-carry-on-the-legacy/ Sun, 20 Mar 2022 02:02:23 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/valley-news-bottom-line-retired-business-owners-are-finding-buyers-to-carry-on-the-legacy/ I can’t count the number of stories I’ve written over the past few years about long-time Upper Valley family businesses that closed because their owners retired and no one was interested in pursue them. So it’s heartening to see two well-known businesses, both deeply rooted in their communities but whose owners are retiring after decades […]]]>

I can’t count the number of stories I’ve written over the past few years about long-time Upper Valley family businesses that closed because their owners retired and no one was interested in pursue them.

So it’s heartening to see two well-known businesses, both deeply rooted in their communities but whose owners are retiring after decades of hard work, have found new owners to step in – and in each case with promises of expansion. , in particular by investing in online sales platforms to remain competitive.

Charlie and Kathy Welch sold Welch’s True Value hardware in South Royalton to Massachusetts-based Aubuchon Hardware, which describes itself as the nation’s oldest family-owned hardware store and, with stores in Windsor and Newport, NH, and formerly Bradford, Vt., is a household name in the upper valley.

Meanwhile, Connecticut businessman Dave Manning acquired Green Mountain Smokehouse in Windsor from Koreen and Jake Henne, saving the business at the last minute as the Hennes had decided after two decades to retire and would have closed the smoking room if a buyer had not come forward. .

Charlie Welch began working in his family’s hardware store in South Royalton while in high school in the early 1960s – joining full-time in 1974 – before eventually taking over the business from his father and uncle and moving it from Chelsea Street to its present Route 14 location in 1988.

He oversaw an expansion of the business which now has around 20 employees and, until its closure in 2018, a second store in West Woodstock on Route 4.

Although he said business has been up and down over the past two years, his reason for selling the business to Aubuchon is strictly personal.

“I am 72 years old; it’s time,” he said last week, crediting his wife, Kathy, with being “an important part of this organization.”

The store was renamed Aubuchon Hardware on March 14, according to Will Aubuchon, general manager of Aubuchon Hardware and the fourth generation of the family to run the business since its inception in 1904.

“We are passionate about carrying the flag forward. What Charlie has built is unique,” ​​Aubuchon said, adding, “Rule #1 is do no harm.

The only changes it plans are expanding the store’s inventory and integrating the South Royalton location into its online retail platform.

“We are committed to the long term,” Aubuchon said.

Welch’s, like others in the construction and tool industry, has suffered from supply chain issues for the past two years. But Aubuchon said his company, which has 107 stores in the North East, has considerable clout in securing product. A few years ago, Aubuchon ended self-distribution and entered into contracts with third-party warehouse distributors which significantly increased the number of products available to it to stock stores.

“The most obvious change will be a lot more inventory. People shouldn’t worry because it’s an Aubuchon store now, what was there before won’t be there now. That’s not the case,” he said.

(Aubuchon said the store will continue to rely on True Value for certain products, although it will no longer be the primary supplier to the South Royalton store.)

He also noted that Charlie Welch was carrying some products that Aubuchon didn’t normally sell, such as “a lot of animal feed,” and that will continue.

“We just want to keep it local, and it’s a total privilege to get Charlie and his family’s flag back,” Aubuchon said.

The quest for “road food” results in a surprise discovery

One day this winter, Manning, the Connecticut businessman and self-proclaimed foodie, left his ski vacation home in Ludlow in search of what he calls “road food,” these places secluded along side and back roads that offer quintessentially American regional cuisine and dishes.

Manning knew exactly where he was going: Green Mountain Smokehouse in Windsor, a small Hennes-run smokehouse operation that sells Vermont smoked meats and maple syrup hams from its location on Route 5 and in a handful of markets around the Upper Valley.

When Manning arrived, he struck up a conversation with the couple, who have run the smokehouse, which also has commercial customers like Robie Farm in Piermont, since 2000.

“I said I had wanted to come here for a year,” recalls Manning, who first discovered Green Mountain Smokehouse on the Roadfood blog.

“Oh, you’re in luck then,” Manning replied, “because we’re pulling out and closing.”

“That’s when I let my mind wander, and here I am,” Manning said last week of Green Mountain Smokehouse, where he worked to learn about operations after buying the business on last month.

Manning, a manufacturer representative and owner of a medical device distribution company, said his intention was to capitalize on Green Mountain Smokehouse’s Vermont roots in marketing. He redesigns the logo, develops a website for online sales and adds three positions to the current five, including a production manager who leaves North Carolina to oversee the operation.

“I can handle the business side, but Jake specifically told me, ‘I don’t want you to buy the business unless you find someone to handle the production side,'” Manning said.

So he “snooped around” and discovered that master smokers are “a niche community, but they will travel.”

“Jake and Koreen left a great foundation and a strong business,” Manning said. “I want to go to the next level. The majority of sales are within a 50 mile radius, but I want to try to take it nationally.

The Hennes declined to comment other than to say that after 22 years they are looking forward to retirement.

Contact John Lippman at jlippman@vnews.com.

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Where does the S&P 500 go from here? https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/where-does-the-sp-500-go-from-here/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/where-does-the-sp-500-go-from-here/ the S&P 500 (ASX: SPY) has been to sell since peaking at an all-time high of $479.98 on Jan. 3, 2022. Shares fell as low as $410.64 before staging a rebound attempt. Since pandemic low of $218.26 established in March 2020, the “buy the dip” strategy worked well for the most part. However, there is […]]]>

the S&P 500 (ASX: SPY) has been to sell since peaking at an all-time high of $479.98 on Jan. 3, 2022. Shares fell as low as $410.64 before staging a rebound attempt. Since pandemic low of $218.26 established in March 2020, the “buy the dip” strategy worked well for the most part. However, there is one main reason why this no longer works and may not work in the future, higher interest rates. The US Federal Reserve has been incredibly dovish with its quantitative easing (QE) pumping out more than $120 billion per month in asset purchases, swelling the balance sheet to nearly $9 trillion. Easy money has been a boon to investors and a bane to savers. interest rate literally non-existent and a scourge for consumers because it allowed inflation to reach the highest levels in 40 years at 7.5%. That’s a far cry from the 2% inflation rate the Fed has targeted. The question is why did the Fed let inflation climb so high?

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Transient or lasting?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and self-inflicted economic shutdowns from shutdowns, the drop in productivity was expected to be temporary. On the other hand, the post-reopening recovery rebound was also expected to be temporary as it overshoots. Replace the word temporary with the term transitional and that’s what Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has been preaching throughout 2021. Inflationary pressures are due to peak demand overwhelming the supply shortage following the reopening of the pandemic. Everything is temporary and will return to “normal”, right? However, the problem is that shutting down factories and production and then bringing them back online is not an easy or cheap task. This is evident by the worldwide shortage of chips and supply chain disruptions we see globally. Food, fuel and salary inflation was unleashed as the United States experienced the fastest spike in the CPI in four decades. The Fed changed its rhetoric and eliminated the word “transitional” from its vocabulary. Given that unemployment is at an all-time low below 4%, the “coast is free” to gradually begin monetary tightening.

Monetary tightening

We have been in a period of monetary expansion since the pandemic. Now is the time to pay the piper (return). This means reducing the monthly bond-buying program (QE) and almost eliminating it in the first quarter of 2022. It also means reducing the Fed’s huge balance sheet by nearly $9 trillion. The most important thing is to raise interest rates to combat inflationary pressures. The combination of the three is behind the process of monetary tightening designed to curb the pace of economic expansion and inflationary pressures. Naturally, this is bearish for asset prices, especially stocks. The stock market moves on rumor and resolves on news. The anticipation of higher rates and a transition to a hawkish stance was evidenced by the December FOMC meeting minutes. This triggered the stock market’s cliff fall in early January 2022, as the SPY fell nearly 10% from its highs and the Nasdaq fell 20% from its highs in late February, before the recent rebound. There is widespread speculation that the Fed will raise interest rates 3 to 6 or 7 times, as JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon commented on his earnings conference call. Ultimately, higher interest rates mean lower markets as the “risk-free” position takes effect. the Russian invasion of Ukraine causes oil prices to spike and ensuing sanctions against Russia will impact commodity prices in the United States and around the world. While some believe the Fed may be tempering its hawkish stance due to geopolitical events, if the result is accelerating inflationary pressures, the Fed will need to react even stronger to offset the expected surge. This year could very well be one of defensive play as the whole market sentiment has reversed with the Federal Reserve’s stance on interest rates. There will be opportunities for investors and traders who administer discipline and patience in the face of panic and FOMO. Let’s see where the most opportunistic spots will be on the SPY.

Where does the S&P 500 go from here?

SPY Price Trajectories

Using rifle paintings over monthly, weekly and daily periods provides an overview of the SPY. SPY reached a pandemic low of $218.26 on March 24, 2020 from a high of $337.34 on February 19, 2020. SPY then bounced back to a high of $479.98 on January 4, 2022 Shares then fell to a short-term low of $410.64 before attempting a significant rally. Watch key Fibonacci level (fib)s using the pandemic low at the post-pandemic high (net 261.72 points) provides a key 50% retracement level at $349.12 and the powerful 61.8% fib retracement zone at $318.24, which is the ultimate buying zone for traders and investors. The monthly rifle chart is the broadest time frame offering the widest and arguably most effective view for long-term investors. For two years, the monthly uptrend in the Rifles chart lasted before finally forming a high market structure (MSH) sell trigger on a breakdown below $410.64. The monthly stochastic has mini reverse jagged pups but is still above the 80 band. If the monthly Stochastic falls below the 80 band, look below as a deeper swing could possibly sell the market towards the 0.50 and 0.618 fib retracements at $349.12 and $318.24, respectively. This would usher in a bear market. Both are excellent buy/mid levels for investors to consider moving into long positions. Meanwhile, the weekly Rifles chart saw a full swing, dropping from the 80 band to the 30 band before attempting to move higher after the markets bottomed out. Russian invasion of Ukraine. Key resistance at the 50-period weekly moving average (MA) is $439.03 with weekly 5-period MA resistance at $440.62. If the weekly stochastic manages to cross, a narrowing channel towards the weekly 15-period MA is possible at $455.29. However, if the weekly stochastic reel attempt turns into a reverse mini pup, then further selling is possible towards the $0.50 retracement area of ​​$349.12 and the powerful 200-period weekly MA at $338.45, which coincidentally happens to be close to the pre-pandemic highs (339.08) made in 2020. The daily rifle chart illustrates the short-term buy trigger of the daily market structure low (MSL) above $437.75 based on the strong reversal attempt as the Stochastic reels out of the 20 band. Keep in mind that bear markets have very sharp bounces, but the larger timeframes should be put into perspective to assess the general downward trend of the market. In summary, expect the market to rebound off the daily MSL triggers first, but the longer term charts of the weekly and especially the monthly should be respected and used to assess areas to sell on the rebounds . The ideal areas to buy are when the SPY drops to the $349.12-$218.25 levels, representing a host of supports including the 0.50 fib to 0.618 fib retracements and the weekly 200 period MA .

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5 digital marketing trends to know for the decade https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/5-digital-marketing-trends-to-know-for-the-decade/ Sun, 13 Feb 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/5-digital-marketing-trends-to-know-for-the-decade/ Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. The past two years have shown a significant increase in the amount of money allocated to digital marketing and communications, which has created challenges for high-level marketers who have not been able to keep up with changing time. The rate at which new digital advertising, social media […]]]>

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs.

The past two years have shown a significant increase in the amount of money allocated to digital marketing and communications, which has created challenges for high-level marketers who have not been able to keep up with changing time. The rate at which new digital advertising, social media marketing, and SEO techniques are developing and changing is faster than it has ever been.

People who have worked in marketing and communications for twenty years or more need to check their skills and knowledge. Don’t let the practices you learned a decade ago become a weakness as you fight to be heard in an electronic community approaching four billion users.

Marketing in 2010

Do you remember MySpace? Friend? These were just a few social platforms that were “outs” in 2010. Facebook and Twitter were on the rise and YouTube was creating video game stars. Google AdWords was used by some, but the world of Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising was still developing.

In 2010, we advised our clients to create Facebook pages and Twitter accounts if they felt comfortable doing so. Some individually branded businesses and people in the arts weren’t comfortable “showing up” in a giant global picture book or communicating in 140 characters or less.

Simply posting regularly was seen as effective on social platforms. Facebook was a couple times a week and Twitter was three to five times a week. What a difference ten years make.

When 2020 took an unpredictable turn, I decided it was the opportunity to discover the latest in digital marketing by enrolling in a master’s degree in business school. Here are some things I learned about how digital has affected marketing in the 2020s.

Related: Why So Many Entrepreneurs Don’t Know Their Digital Marketing ROI

Roles and teams in a digital world

1. Roles have changed, so marketing departments are being asked more to share some of their work with PR teams and vice versa. When I worked in a corporate environment, there was a clear separation between marketing, public relations and design. Separate these key elements today and it’s hard to accomplish anything.

2. Digital marketing and design thinking have created opportunities for companies to conduct strategy meetings and prepare new product launch plans in a more thoughtful way. Now it should be common practice to have representatives from all departments in one room. Bring your post-its in multiple colors to keep track of all the great ideas your diverse team will come up with.

3. It takes a whole village to launch a product. When I started, most marketing departments had designers, copywriters, ad planners, and researchers. A digital marketing team needs long-form writers and writers. You need a search engine marketer, web designers (who understand search engine optimization), analysts to mine data from social media and web platforms, researchers, public relations to manage messaging and branding, content planners, real-time social monitors who engage in real time, designers and producers who can edit video and audio.

Related: Is a Marketing Degree Worth It in the 2020s?

Consistent planning and rapid growth

4. Decide on a plan and stick to it until you have a chance to see how it works. Too often I see digital marketers change tactics and direction because a client or manager expresses a concern or has a new idea. Without a plan and some progress data to review, digital marketing is like playing mole.

5. Growth is good if it is sustainable. There are new businesses that take off quickly and generate handsome profits in the first five years. This is especially true in a marketing environment where word-of-mouth happens in seconds. However, if you don’t have a long-term marketing plan, you won’t continue to do well. As fast as you might grow, there are a dozen other products right behind you researching and planning their attack.

There is a lot to know about digital marketing and little time to learn. It’s an exciting time in marketing and communications, but continuous learning is key to being effective.

Related: 9 PR and Digital Marketing Trends for 2022

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Space companies head to South Africa for Entrepreneur Program https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/space-companies-head-to-south-africa-for-entrepreneur-program/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 19:19:51 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/space-companies-head-to-south-africa-for-entrepreneur-program/ Space companies from as far away as India and Germany will travel to South Australia to be part of the state’s coveted Venture Catalyst Space programme. The program is an accelerator provided by the University of South Australia’s Center for Innovation and Collaboration (ICC) and funded by the state government’s $1.5 million Space Innovation Fund. […]]]>

Space companies from as far away as India and Germany will travel to South Australia to be part of the state’s coveted Venture Catalyst Space programme.

The program is an accelerator provided by the University of South Australia’s Center for Innovation and Collaboration (ICC) and funded by the state government’s $1.5 million Space Innovation Fund.

Through support provided through the program, Venture Catalyst Space alumni have collectively raised $11 million in additional investments and grants while creating 90 jobs in space.

ICC Director Jasmine Vreugdenburg said 10 companies will join the 6-month program this year.

“Three international startups will participate in our program, while three will come from the highway,” Vreugdenburg said. “We also have fantastic representation from local South Australian businesses.

“Our collection of new startups will bring unique business ideas and game-changing solutions to South Australia’s space ecosystem.”

“From using satellites to fight overfishing, to designing technologies to grow plants in space, to creating humanoid robots to perform tasks in zero gravity, this cohort has a lot in store for us.”

Premier Steven Marshall said this year’s cohort joins an impressive number of former companies, all turning cutting-edge ideas into sustainable space ventures.

“South Australia is a magnet for space start-ups thanks to our collaborative space ecosystem and programs such as the growing ventures Venture Catalyst Space that are achieving long-term success in the national space scene and world,” said Prime Minister Marshall.

“It’s exciting to see such a strong and diverse representation of local, interstate and international space entrepreneurs who will benefit from the program’s strong culture that enables start-ups to successfully scale.

“We are committed to increasing investment and know-how in the space economy and welcome this year’s cohort to our mission to develop a thriving and sustainable South Australian space sector.”

Ramesh Venkatesan, 2022 participant and CEO of Indian company Grahaa Space, says he is delighted to accelerate his company’s integration into the Australian space ecosystem.

“Due to the Covid lockdowns in various parts of the world, our plans have been slightly delayed over the past couple of years… now that lockdowns have been eased around the world, we intend to ramp up our business and to catch up as quickly as possible,” Venkatesan said.

“We believe that by being part of the Australian program, we can speed up our base-establishment process, work with international communities and strategically respond to the Asia-Pacific and Australia-New Zealand regions much more effectively.”

ICC Director Jasmine Vreugdenburg says she is delighted to finally welcome overseas startups after 2021, when the program was offered virtually to those who could not enter Australia.

“The program has always been a huge success, with two of our overseas 2021 participants now in the process of opening offices in Adelaide,” she says.

“However, being able to bring these startups to Adelaide and experience our burgeoning space sector firsthand is a wonderful thing.”

Venture Catalyst Space began in 2018 when the Center for Innovation and Collaboration received $1.5 million to support the growth of South Australia’s space industry by providing tech-based space startups with the necessary skills to create a globally scalable business.

This year’s new cohort joins the ranks of 19 former start-up participants, all of whom have made valuable contributions to South Australia’s space sector.

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Downtown Santa Ana business owners say OC streetcar construction is hampering business https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/downtown-santa-ana-business-owners-say-oc-streetcar-construction-is-hampering-business/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 02:37:35 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/downtown-santa-ana-business-owners-say-oc-streetcar-construction-is-hampering-business/ SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) – Business owners in downtown Santa Ana describe the area as a ghost. “We have no customers. Our sales have dropped significantly since February 1,” said business owner Ana Laura Padilla. Padilla has two businesses. She says the construction of the OC Streetcar affects more than 80 businesses on 4th Street. […]]]>
SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) – Business owners in downtown Santa Ana describe the area as a ghost.

“We have no customers. Our sales have dropped significantly since February 1,” said business owner Ana Laura Padilla.

Padilla has two businesses. She says the construction of the OC Streetcar affects more than 80 businesses on 4th Street.

The road network has been under construction for years, but Padilla says construction began in their area’s downtown area on February 1.

She and others demonstrated downtown on Tuesday.

It’s a triple whammy for them. First they dealt with building rent increases, then COVID-19 and now closures.

The mayor says he has scheduled a guided tour for Tuesday afternoon to speak to business owners about their concerns.

“Relief efforts have been offered to downtown businesses, as well as businesses across the city as a result of the pandemic, but this one is more of a relief during this construction time,” the mayor said. of Santa Ana, Vicente Sarmiento.

Padilla says they received a flyer two days before construction began.

“We have a lot of weddings that have parties at some of the venues in downtown Santa Ana and they’ve tried to cancel the parties because there’s no guest parking there. No parking lot for anyone,” Padilla said.

A statement from Joel Zlotnik of the Orange County Transportation Authority said:

“The OC Streetcar project has been under construction in Santa Ana since 2019. OCTA has worked closely with the city throughout construction to keep residents, businesses, and the community informed of timing and impacts. Current construction on Fourth Street started the first week of February and we specifically informed businesses and residents about last month’s schedule, after months and months of notifying businesses and residents that it would happen. The last week of January we We also scoured the community to alert them that work would begin the following week.We have been in communication with downtown businesses since construction began, through regular updates, attending community meetings, providing information to the city and regular in-person visits We notified the companies that this work was going to take place since we started construction.

In 2020, OCTA entered into an agreement with two associations representing downtown Santa Ana businesses, the Santa Ana Business Council and Downtown, Inc. The agreement provided $100,000 to each association for two years for a total investment of $400,000 in support. The associations agreed to use the funding to support community and public events to bring visitors downtown, invest in increased marketing efforts to attract more visitors, and help educate businesses about the benefits of the tramway and to share information on upcoming construction activities. »

A statement from Paul Eakins with the City of Santa Ana said:

“The City of Santa Ana sympathizes with our small businesses who are facing disruption during the construction of the OC Streetcar. We know this is a difficult transition, but we believe the long-term economic benefits l “will far outweigh these temporary challenges. In 2008, downtown businesses chose 4th Street as the preferred route for the eventual streetcar. Working with OCTA, the City of Santa Ana mandated holiday closures construction of the tramway to mitigate the impact on the business community. OCTA also provided support such as the Eat, Shop, Play, which provides marketing assistance to affected businesses and provided $200,000 in grants to Downtown, Inc. and the Santa Ana Business Council to commercialize impacted commercial areas.The city will continue to work with OCTA to help mitigate construction impacts and promote these local businesses pr wise. »

Business owners say they want the community to know their businesses are open.

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An Editorial from Echo Press: Explore a Career Path Without Limits – Alexandria Echo Press https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/an-editorial-from-echo-press-explore-a-career-path-without-limits-alexandria-echo-press/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 19:10:00 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/an-editorial-from-echo-press-explore-a-career-path-without-limits-alexandria-echo-press/ You may have seen the acronym STEM and wondered what it meant or if it was important. It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. And yes, it is an extremely important field of study – one that will help define the future of the nation and whether the United States will be able to […]]]>

You may have seen the acronym STEM and wondered what it meant or if it was important.

It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

And yes, it is an extremely important field of study – one that will help define the future of the nation and whether the United States will be able to compete with other countries that are making inroads in these academic disciplines. .

STEM stands for innovation, problem solving and critical thinking.

But here’s the problem: not enough girls and women are choosing STEM as a career path. Imagine having this pool of talented young minds entering college only to have half of them, young girls, drop out of the field before they even graduate from high school.

As part of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, Brainly – the world’s largest online learning and homework community for parents, students and teachers – conducted a study to learn more about STEM. It revealed that girls’ interest in STEM subjects peaks in middle school (56%) and drops dramatically as their high school career comes to an end (40%).

“As the fastest growing segment of jobs, it’s clear that the future of STEM needs women,” the Brainly website points out.

So what is the solution ? Brainly parenting expert Patrick Quinn shared some tips for educators and parents. “Representation is important,” he said. “Do you know that when children are asked to draw a picture of a scientist or a mathematician, they almost universally draw men? Our girls don’t see themselves in STEM professions on a subconscious level, so we need to start teaching the women who are making waves in the STEM community.

Brainly encourages parents and educators to implement these steps to keep American girls engaged in STEM:

  • Teaching about women in STEM. Look beyond Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein and start teaching children about personalities like computer programmer, mathematician, and rocket scientist Annie Easley; primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall; physicist and chemist Marie Sklodowska-Curie; chemist Edith Flanigen – and more. Giving girls a hero to identify with will increase their interest in STEM.
  • Pique their interest. Share how STEM is linked to everyday life and how it can be used to solve the challenges of the future. Do you have children who like to cook? Learn the chemistry behind baking and how you produce an endothermic chemical reaction when baking a cake. Do your kids love to play video games? Encourage them to learn to code their own.
  • Teachers can create engaging lesson plans and use different teaching formats. Did you know that girls tend to perform better on tests with open-ended answers? Use fewer multiple-choice questions in exams and incorporate more questions that cannot be answered with static answers.
  • Extend learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Give parents and students ideas on how to continue STEM learning at home. Encourage students to explore STEM apps and textbooks or help other students struggling with STEM concepts. Host a “STEM Night” for families. Send students home with age-appropriate STEM cards.

Fortunately, schools and teachers in the Douglas County area know how important STEM is. Two examples:
Douglas County 4-H runs a STEM program and has sponsored robotics competitions that have had good participation from both boys and girls. At a robotics competition a few years ago, students discovered the long-term effects of space travel and built Lego robots to score points in a robot-themed game.

Alexandria Technical and Community College also supports STEM events, offering hands-on maker camps where students use the science, technology, engineering, and math skills they already have or are learning from instructors.

Careers in STEM fields are rewarding, innovative and exciting. The possibilities are as limitless as the imagination of creative and curious minds. More young girls – and women – should explore it.

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Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz adamant franchise ‘not going to talk about Kyle Beach’ https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/chicago-blackhawks-owner-rocky-wirtz-adamant-franchise-not-going-to-talk-about-kyle-beach/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 04:51:56 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/chicago-blackhawks-owner-rocky-wirtz-adamant-franchise-not-going-to-talk-about-kyle-beach/ Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz has shut down questions about the fallout surrounding the Kyle Beach lawsuit that has dogged the organization for much of the past year. During a town hall with fans on Wednesday, a reporter asked the assembled panel, which included Wirtz and Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz, how Chicago intended to avoid […]]]>

Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz has shut down questions about the fallout surrounding the Kyle Beach lawsuit that has dogged the organization for much of the past year.

During a town hall with fans on Wednesday, a reporter asked the assembled panel, which included Wirtz and Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz, how Chicago intended to avoid any power imbalance between players and coaches in the future, like the one Beach endured in 2010. Rocky Wirtz was heated in his responses and later apologized, through a team statement, for his response.

Beach, a former Blackhawks 2008 first-round draft pick, filed a lawsuit in May 2021 against Chicago alleging prolonged sexual assault by the team’s former video coach Brad Aldrich in 2010. An independent investigation by the law firm attorneys Jenner & Block concluded that “nothing was done” by senior executives to prevent the harassment Beach faced, and longtime general manager Stan Bowman and vice president of hockey operations Al MacIsaac said both resigned and others were fired because of what Jenner & Block found out.

The Blackhawks ultimately resolved their lawsuit with Beach in December via a confidential settlement.

In his heated exchange during Wednesday’s panel, Rocky Wirtz made it clear that he was unwilling to revisit the past.

“I think the report speaks for itself,” Wirtz said. “The people involved are gone. We’re not looking back to 2010, we’re looking forward. And we’re not going to talk about 2010.”

When pressed again to discuss the Blackhawks’ plans to protect players going forward, Wirtz doubled down again.

“What we’re going to do today is our business. I don’t think it’s your business,” Wirtz said. “Because I don’t think that’s your business. You don’t work for the company. If anyone in the company asks that question, we’ll answer it, and I think you should move on to the next topic. We are I won’t talk about Kyle Beach, we won’t talk about anything that happened.

“We’re moving on. Do you want to keep asking the same question? What more do I have to say? Do you want to hear the same answer? What’s your next question?”

Another reporter followed and asked why the Blackhawks promised transparency in the process of hiring a new GM, but declined to answer a question about Beach’s lawsuit.

“I answered [that question]says Wirtz. “I told you to get off topic. We are not going to talk about the report [on Beach]. We have read it. We are moving forward. I think you are out of place. I don’t like your questions. Why don’t you ask something else? Why don’t you ask about GM’s research? Or something else? Why are you bringing up old cases?”

Wirtz did not speak again for the remainder of the panel, which ended shortly after his second outburst. The Blackhawks hosted the Minnesota Wild later Wednesday, and during the game the team released a statement of apology from Wirtz.

“Tonight at the Chicago Blackhawks town hall, my answer to two questions crossed the line,” the statement read. “I want to apologize to the fans and to these journalists, and I regret that my response has overshadowed the great work this organization is doing moving forward. We have the right leadership and the right processes in place to create a safe environment for our employees and players.”

The Blackhawks are hiring a general manager to replace Bowman. Earlier in the evening, Danny Wirtz explained how it’s been going so far.

“There’s no right answer in terms of timing for these things,” he said of hiring Bowman’s successor. “We don’t do this every day. I think we gave ourselves some time to get it right. And no matter what was going to happen, we were going to hire a general manager not for the 2021-22 season but for the long term. We’re having a lot of conversations around structure…and we’re going to have clear accountability with our GM. I’m really excited about what the new leader will bring and build around them.

“We want our organization to be productive and get the job done.”

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The 3 best stocks to buy in February https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/the-3-best-stocks-to-buy-in-february/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/the-3-best-stocks-to-buy-in-february/ Consider adding these 3 stocks next month With the stock market having one of the worst starts to a year in recent memory, the idea of ​​adding new positions in February may meet with some hesitation among many investors. It will certainly be interesting to see if equities can finally bottom and how the market […]]]>

Consider adding these 3 stocks next month

With the stock market having one of the worst starts to a year in recent memory, the idea of ​​adding new positions in February may meet with some hesitation among many investors. It will certainly be interesting to see if equities can finally bottom and how the market digests the recent Fed meeting and the prospect of rate hikes in March. Combine these headlines with the fact that we are heading into the heart of earnings season and you have a recipe for a fascinating month ahead.
While there are many complex factors at play in financial markets and the economy right now, that doesn’t mean investors should avoid looking for stocks trading at attractive levels. The truth is, volatility can create incredible buying opportunities, and when sentiment is extremely washed out, it can be a great time to stock up on some intriguing long-term stocks.
That’s why we’ve compiled the following list of the top 3 stocks to buy in February so you can approach this month with the confidence to take full advantage of whatever the market brings.

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If there’s one stock investors should watch closely in February, it’s Apple. The tech multinational has such a heavy weight in stock indexes that it will provide important signs on the direction we could be heading. Regardless of how stocks are trading in the short term, long-term investors should consider recent weakness in Apple as an opportunity to add shares of one of the best companies in the world at prices well below 52-week highs. The company’s smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories are some of the best-selling consumer electronics products in the world, and it’s easy to envision a future where these devices continue to steal shelves.
Apple continues to post breathtaking growth quarter after quarter, which is a big part of why it’s become the world’s most valuable company by market capitalization. The company has just announced its first quarter results, which saw Apple beat consensus estimates on EPS and revenue, telling us that the company has been able to manage supply chain issues well. Apple’s first-quarter revenue of $123.9 billion was an all-time high and represents 11% year-over-year growth, and the company expects to set another record for the March quarter.

Integrated Zim Shipping (NYSE: Z.I.M.)

Next up is attractive shipping stock that has benefited from the aforementioned supply chain issues. Based in Israel Zim Integrated Shipping operates a fleet and network of shipping companies providing freight services on all major global trade routes. Shipping companies like Zim have been busy helping the international trade market return to normal after the pandemic, especially as big companies like Alibaba depend on it for logistics technology. Shipping rates have also increased significantly, which is reflected in this company’s revenue.
Zim Integrated Shipping generated its highest-ever quarterly net profit of $1.46 billion in the third quarter, up 913% year-over-year, and strengthened its guidance for the year, which are two signs of a company that is poised to continue generating shareholder value. It’s also worth mentioning that the stock offers a very attractive annual dividend yield of 16.83%, which is certainly attractive given inflation concerns.

Given that tech stocks are most at risk in February given rising bond yields, it makes sense to look to a high-quality cyclical name like Deere & Co. The stock has been consolidating for almost a year whole and could be preparing for a breakout if the market can find a bottom. Deere is the world’s largest producer of agricultural equipment and also one of the leading producers of construction equipment. That means it’s a company that stands to benefit from US federal infrastructure spending and high crop prices. Supply chain constraints are also expected to ease in the coming months and help the company meet growing customer demand for new and used equipment.
The company will release its first quarter results on Feb. 18, which could be a catalyst that helps stocks break out of the recent price range. last quarter, Deere generated fourth-quarter EPS that was up more than 70% year-over-year, which is a good sign that the company’s business is heading in the right direction post-pandemic. Finally, a dividend yield of 1.13% and a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 16.75 make it exactly the type of stock to watch in a challenging market environment where value may remain more in favor than growth for the coming months.

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“People Must Eat”: New Restaurants Open in Chapel Hill https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/people-must-eat-new-restaurants-open-in-chapel-hill/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/people-must-eat-new-restaurants-open-in-chapel-hill/ At the end of 2021, several restaurants have opened in downtown Chapel Hill – with more to come. Here’s what you need to know: Fate of seafood Seafood Destiny began operations on December 28 at the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets with a smooth opening. The restaurant plans to offer a 10% discount to […]]]>


At the end of 2021, several restaurants have opened in downtown Chapel Hill – with more to come.

Here’s what you need to know:

Fate of seafood

Seafood Destiny began operations on December 28 at the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets with a smooth opening. The restaurant plans to offer a 10% discount to UNC students who present their One Cards.

Owner Anthony Knotts said the idea for the restaurant, which started as a food truck in Greensboro, came to him when he had to find a way to pay his daughter’s school fees.

“Seafood Destiny started because I promised my daughter that if she went to college she could get by debt-free, but the problem was I didn’t have any money,” Knotts said. . “I was just going to do a food truck. There were a lot of food trucks in the area, and I noticed that there was no seafood truck. ”

Knotts acknowledged the community assistance he has received since acquiring the Chapel Hill property, including assistance from the Downtown Chapel Hill Partnership and Mayor Pam Hemminger.

“We met the mayor, who was absolutely phenomenal,” Knotts said. “She gave us a great insight, she even challenged me on some things that I had to watch… Some segments of Chapel Hill have already kissed us.”

The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership provides downtown businesses with free startup resources, social media promotion, and grants. During the pandemic, the Downtown Partnership promoted fundraising and produced information related to the pandemic on its website for local businesses.

Master of Momo

Momo’s Master, a Nepalese restaurant that opened on Franklin Street at the end of November, is owned by Nepal-born Ramesh Dahal.

Dahal said he noticed that there were no Himalayan restaurants in Chapel Hill and decided to found one. He wanted to open the restaurant in the city because of his community.

“They value the track record of the person who started or established any type of catering business,” Dahal said. “That’s why I chose Chapel Hill. “

Dahal said that while the pandemic is not ideal for business, it is the right time for him to open his restaurant.

“At the end of the day, no matter what happens during the pandemic, people have to eat,” Dahal said. “But, we can eat healthier, more reasonable and better food. “

Like Seafood Destiny, Dahal said he has received support from the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership since the launch of Momo’s Master.

Additional openings

Additionally, Bouquet Garni Foods, owned by chef Eric Ndiaye, opened on December 4 at the Blue Dogwood Public Market on Franklin Street. The new restaurant serves Senegalese, French and American cuisine and offers catering services.

Roots Natural Kitchen, which aims to provide natural and affordable food, also opened a store in Chapel Hill on West Franklin Street early last month. This is the restaurant’s 10th address since it was founded in 2015.

Raising Cane’s, a Louisiana-based fast food chain, purchased the former land of Spanky’s restaurant on East Franklin Street in December. This will be Raising Cane’s third site in North Carolina.

Neal McTighe, regional director of the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center, said businesses must adapt to the changing circumstances of the pandemic to stay afloat.

“Complacency is the worst thing a business owner can do,” McTighe said. “There’s no great luck if you just try to hold on. You can’t be complacent, you have to rethink your business.

McTighe said a long-term effect of the pandemic is that people are more inclined to start businesses and market opportunities are created by a high number of business closings.

“I believe Chapel Hill, as a microcosm of the economy as a whole, has a strong and diverse economic base that supports many types of businesses,” McTighe said.

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Gemini Horoscope for January 10: It’s a Happy Day at Home | Astrology https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/gemini-horoscope-for-january-10-its-a-happy-day-at-home-astrology/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 18:36:05 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/gemini-horoscope-for-january-10-its-a-happy-day-at-home-astrology/ GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Gemini, this day can bring moderate results. Today, you have to be careful on a professional level, any kind of argument with colleagues can be embarrassing for you. You will impress the people around you with your wit and your ability to meet challenges. It’s a great day on the love […]]]>


GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

Gemini, this day can bring moderate results. Today, you have to be careful on a professional level, any kind of argument with colleagues can be embarrassing for you. You will impress the people around you with your wit and your ability to meet challenges.

It’s a great day on the love front. Some lifestyle changes are expected for some, but those changes are good. You can get good real estate deals. We can expect good news on the family front.

What is hiding further away? Unfold now!

Gemini Finance Today

It’s a lucky day and you might have a brimming bank balance today. Some may be successful in executing their long-held travel plans. You have a good financial situation, so you may want to consider starting a new business. Some may buy commercial property or rent office space.

The Gemini family today

You can have a happy day at home. You can have a good time with your family. A member of your family can become a great source of joy and pride for you.

Gemini career today

Things may not turn out the way you want them to on the labor front. Perfect approach and planning is important to running a successful business, so don’t rush business decisions. If you are thinking of changing your career path, it is not too late.

Gemini health today

It’s a normal day from a health perspective. You are in the best of health and the day can bring many great opportunities for athletes. Your mind can be alert, refreshed, and positive. Some may feel a surge of energy.

Gemini love life today

It’s going to be an exciting day on the love front. Those who are single can find someone for a long term relationship. A sense of certainty and self-assurance can make you feel satisfied. This is the best time to take a walk in the lush garden of love.

Lucky number: 5

Lucky color: Green bottle

Manisha Koushik, Dr Prem Kumar Sharma

(Astrologer, Palmist, Numerologist and Vastu Consultant)

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