APTN National NewsOttawa and the Ontario government closed the books on mercury compensation two decades ago for those affected along the English and Wabigoon Rivers.But members of the Wabauskang First Nation in Ontario are now fighting to be recognized as victims of mercury poising from the time they were relocated downstream of the contamination in the 1970s.APTN National News reporter Melissa Ridgen has this story.
Loafers and moccasins have become increasingly popular in today’s times as they have been identified as the most convenient style of shoes. But there’s a whole variety that you can explore from. Experts have shared tips on the types to choose from: -Brogue loafer with medallion: One of the most promising trends in loafers, these styles create a distinctive look with a decorative medallion on the toe and come with a vintage finish. A must-have shoe style for fashion connoisseurs, these shoes offers a contemporary and sharp touch when teamed with a crisp shirt and chinos. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Penny loafer with cord stitch: Considered as one of the trendiest styles in semi-casual shoe range, penny loafers add perfect aesthetics to a man’s wardrobe and bring in a touch of much needed versatility. Penny loafers embody refined sophistication and are an ideal companion for sharp dressing office goers and trendy millennials. -Brogue wing tip Kelty moccasins: Designed with W shaped patch on the toe with broguing throughout, these styles give a brilliant and suave touch when crafted in patent leather. An ideal option for those heading for a party or a cocktail night, this style renders a dynamic styling essence when teamed with dress shirts or blazers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive-Tassel loafer: Amazingly stylish, tassel design loafers are one of the most wanted styles by men. With the increasing popularity, loafers have become more experimental with designs – one, two tassels and fringes. Also, loafers in special shades (wine, carnet, maroon, blue) can make you stand out from the crowd. Tassel loafers are uniquely versatile to pair for any event like party, work meeting or for wedding. Dark wine tassel loafer can play well with three piece black suit for event or wedding whereas tan loafers can go with well with party look (black jeans with white shirt). -Penny loafer: The penny loafers are minimal stylish shoes in the most traditional styles. It is also versatile to wear with any outfit. The shoe emerged as a classic American staple, featuring predominantly in collegiate outfits across the country. It is a preferred shoe option due to its simplistic style and easy adaptability. Today, the penny loafer is a nod to the past but available in a range of different materials suiting every gentleman’s taste. Penny loafers are highly available in three shades – black, brown, and wine for formal look. -Loafer colours: Now, men are more interested to go with experimental colours in loafer to highlight the appearance. Black may be classic, but unusual tones like burgundy, wine, magenta loafers can be more versatile to get dapper look. Different colours in loafer are high trend these days and can add more stylish essence.
Brought to you by PCWorld Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read Business tech is advancing rapidly, and a select group of products is leading the charge. So what’s new? Cloud-based office suites and file sharing, touchscreen tablets, and videoconferencing are at the forefront of today’s workplace transformation. If you’re looking for a quick productivity boost, consider the offerings described below.Google AppsWatch out, Microsoft Office. Google Apps, the search giant’s cloud-based productivity suite, is working its way into the business world. In addition, tools such as Google Voice enable small businesses to look bigger by giving them a single phone number that reaches multiple phones. New, affordable versions of the apps for government offices, as well as improved protection against phishing and malware threats, make Google Apps a worthy challenger to Microsoft’s venerable suite.DropboxThis popular share-and-sync online service is ridiculously easy to use. Simply place your files in a Dropbox folder on one computer, and they’re uploaded to a secure server. You can access your files from other Dropbox-equipped computers and mobile devices, too. The first 2GB of storage is free, and you can buy more.Apple iPadApple’s innovative tablet has turned out to be more than just a big iPod Touch. The iPad is entering the business world as more enterprises recognize its potential. Thousands of apps and an ergonomic touch interface make the iPad a winner. Even better, a smaller, camera-equipped model may arrive soon.DroboData Robotics’ series of easy-to-manage network storage devices are ideal for small and home offices, and they’re a hit with Mac users. A Drobo box is brain-dead simple to set up, and sharing files across a network is just as straightforward. Drobo’s SOHO sensibilities make it unique in offering storage for nontechies.Windows 7Windows Vista couldn’t persuade businesses to upgrade from Windows XP, but Windows 7 is having far greater success. True, Microsoft is forcing the issue by winding down its XP support, but Windows 7 does offer security advantages for enterprises. The folks in Redmond got it right this time. Hurrah!Samsung Galaxy TabSamsung’s sleek slate has blockbuster potential in the business world. The Galaxy Tab, with its 7-inch touchscreen, fills a void between smartphones and iPad-size tablets. Its starter OS, Android 2.2, really isn’t tablet-friendly, though; to shine brightly, the Galaxy Tab will need the upcoming Android 3.0.Apple iPhone 4The latest iPhone may not be perfect, but its clever innovations earned it a spot on our list of the top 10 phones nonetheless. Its front-facing camera and FaceTime video-chat app, for instance, could revolutionize corporate meetings, particularly if FaceTime beats the odds and becomes an industry standard. Business travel, we will miss you.HP Photosmart eStationThe detachable 7-inch Android tablet that comes with HP’s newest printer is grabbing headlines, but the real story is the printer itself: The Photosmart eStation has business-friendly benefits such as wireless connectivity and two-sided printing. The tablet lets you control the eStation remotely and print Web pages without a PC.Microsoft Office 2010Microsoft’s desktop office suite keeps getting better, although its Web-based counterpart is junk. Office 2010 offers numerous productivity perks, including a customizable “Ribbon” interface, better built-in graphics tools, and improved malware protection. And PowerPoint’s new Broadcast feature is great for displaying slideshows on remote clients’ computers.iGo Portable ProjectoriGo’s pocket-size projector is designed for Cisco’s Flip video cameras, but it will connect to laptops and smartphones, too. The $350 iGo projects videos at screen sizes up to 70 inches diagonally. It comes with an HDMI cable (mini-to-mini), and holds a MicroSD memory card (up to 32GB). The iGo ships in October. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global October 20, 2010 Register Now »
2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Or in the case of an ousted founder of a men’s specialty retailer, a smartphone app will do.Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer has unveiled his new company, called zTailors, a website and app that helps connect customers with on-demand tailors who make house calls. Like many startups these days, Zimmer told The New York Times his new business is the “Uber for tailors.”Here’s how it works: shoppers schedule a fitting at their home or office and a tailor with at least five years experience will show up to consult and tailor both men’s and women’s clothing. Orders are delivered with a week and if unsatisfied, zTailors will offer complimentary adjustments.Zimmer was well known to the public for appearing in many Men’s Wearhouse ads in which he guaranteed that customers would like the way they look. But the retailer ousted Zimmer from his position as executive chairman in 2013, issuing a terse statement at the time.When he spoke with Fortune several months after his ouster, Zimmer said he was “almost 100% certain” he wouldn’t be CEO of a public company after leaving Men’s Wearhouse. But he did see himself in more of a “behind-the-scenes role.”His role at zTailors is more active than that. He is reportedly the financial force behind the company, telling the Times that no venture capitalists are involved. The startup, which has 600 tailors signed up, plans to operate across the nation by the end of the year. The lack of involvement from venture capitalists is also an interesting twist: Fortune reported earlier this year that Zimmer had pitched investors on an e-commerce tuxedo rental business. His new startup, zTailors, is a different business model.Retail founders and top executives can discover a second (or third) career renaissance by moving into the startup world. Some recent announcements include apparel and retail chain Kit and Ace, which is backed by yoga gear maker Lululemon’s founder and e-commerce website Enjoy, which is run by ex-J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson. June 2, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine
Travelweek Group Share Tuesday, November 15, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Flight Centre TORONTO — Flight Centre is on track to achieve Associate numbers of over 1,000 and an annual turnover of over $500 million by the year 2023, said Lee Zanello, FCA Brand Leader.During his opening speech at the FCA annual conference and Gala Awards at the Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos earlier this month, Zanello praised the Flight Centre business model, and later admitted that initial numbers may actually be achieved earlier than expected – by 2020.“Without a doubt we are the most supportive host agency in the marketplace; there’s no other company set up with our infrastructure and access to support teams,” he said. “Our small team structures break down our bigger business, allowing us to grow without sacrificing that hard-wired, emotional connection to belonging to a team. Our Associates can leverage off of the same support network that supports the entire Canadian Flight Centre business.”Those in attendance at this year’s conference learned about Flight Centre Associate’s new direct-to-consumer marketing platform, making it easy for Associates to directly communicate the sales and deals that Flight Centre puts on every month. Other highlights included training on the importance of creating unique product and the launch of a new airfare booking tool that takes full advantage of Flight Centre’s global relationships with airlines.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionThe Gala Awards recognized and rewarded Associates for both their sales and for the work they have done to improve the overall support structure within the business, further adding to that sense of community. The team was also very generous in their donations to a trio of local children’s charities in Los Cabos, filling a truck with much-needed school supplies, clothes and toys as well as donating over $650 towards the causes.“It’s hard for people to believe that our Associates feel they matter,” Zanello concludes. “From the outside, Flight Centre seems like a giant company where it’s easy to just be a number and be ignored; however, our culture is built around these small teams, meaning we will be the largest Home-Based Agency in the country before too long and never, ever, lose the heart or the caring for the individual.” Flight Centre: “We are the most supportive host agency in the marketplace”