Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Tue, 05 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

If you're a bartender, probably not, according to a new report.

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Here are a few tips to stretching yourself to go beyond what you thought was possible.

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:20:00 -0500

It had nothing to do with good grades or eating all of your vegetables.

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:12:00 -0500

The chain will go from 81 percent franchised to 90 percent franchised in the next three years.

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:05:00 -0500

In honor of National Small Business Week 2015, we collected these words of wisdom from the six finalists in the running to win National Small Business Person of the Year.

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

If you're a woman who wants to start a business, don't let these obstacles stand between you and major sources of funding.

Tue, 05 May 2015 12:45:00 -0500

A memorial service for the SurveyMonkey CEO will be held today at Stanford University.

Tue, 05 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Your critical thinking skills are on reserve. Don't dry the tap.

Tue, 05 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

The 4 Hour Workweek author and entrepreneur talks about a range of topics, including how you can become as good as possible at a variety of skills without any prior experience.

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Resist the temptation to skip meals and rely on processed snacks to get through the work day. Sound nutrition is essential for staying sharp.

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Time is of the essence in entrepreneurship -- take action fast and consistently.

Tue, 05 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Cindi Garabedian spills on why she decided to become Studio Barre's first franchisee.

Mon, 04 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

From determining a strategy to reciprocation, here is how to ensure your influence partnership is moving in the right direction.

Mon, 04 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Tips to make those easily forgotten, sometimes annoying but absolutely necessary changes.

Mon, 04 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Many companies make a critical security mistake -- simply because they don't even know it's a threat at all.

Mon, 04 May 2015 21:01:00 -0500

FCC's Tom Wheeler on Open Internet Rules: 'We Shouldn't Be Going Backwards'

Mon, 04 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

With a few simple tools and good processes, a single content marketer can scale their impact way beyond the confines of their own person.

Mon, 04 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

While we celebrate the majority of our nation's employers, we should not forget about those other businesses.

Mon, 04 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Foolproof tips to form strong, successful business relationships -- easily and quickly.

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

It's all about small bets.

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:17:00 -0500

Fiddling with your smartphone and driving has been shown to be more dangerous than drunk driving. If you're going to do it, you might as well do it safer. That's the big idea behind RayGo.

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:15:00 -0500

If you're a business traveler that takes to the skies on a regular basis, you deserve to know the tricks of the upgrade trade.

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Even the smallest improvements can lead to serious compounding growth over time.

Mon, 04 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

If you want to reach new audiences, especially those valued millennials, look into these options.

Mon, 04 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

The United States and Israel, believe it or not, lead the world in patents and startups.

Mon, 04 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

The chances of receiving funding is very slim, so if you are serious you are going to have to dip into your own pockets.

Mon, 04 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Meeting payroll is a fundamental business chore and among the tasks most readily outsourced.

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Putting these strategies in place will discourage bad behavior.

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Some people are born with the skills required to build a business from a good idea. The rest of us can learn from them.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:47:00 -0500

Despite facing many challenges, the majority of small-business owners say that, if given the opportunity, they would start up all over again.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:45:00 -0500

Don't think of sleep as a necessary evil. In fact, for entrepreneurs, sleep is their best friend.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:40:00 -0500

It works for the driver; it works on the road

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Get out of the way of your team and hire people you want to see in the hallway.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:13:00 -0500

Through a partnership with Samsung, Samsonite is developing a line of microchip-enabled bags that will track their own location and send updates to travelers via smartphone.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

The life strategist reveals the books that inspire him, how he unwinds and what all business owners need to succeed.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Having a global footprint may be a goal for many small businesses, but for most it's not a reality. Ecommerce can help expand your reach.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:49:00 -0500

Delivery, refranchising and a new organizational structure – here are the hard facts on how McDonald's wants to fix a broken system.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Those "overnight successes" are almost invariably the product of exhausting behind-the-scenes work and years of practice and failure.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:15:00 -0500

We get up close and personal.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Here's how you can develop a content marketing rhythm.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

The Dutch navigation company's automotive division has won big contracts in recent months, prompting analyst upgrades and a 40 percent surge in its shares.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:35:00 -0500

As National Small Business Week kicks off, we gathered some insight from the six finalists in the running to win National Small Business Person of the Year.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Eight hours marooned in a cubicle is torture for extroverts but most people prefer the collaborative and convivial work atmosphere they crave.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:15:00 -0500

'Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.' These words by Gandhi couldn't be truer for entrepreneurs.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Dawn Sole launched a campaign for her beauty invention on Indiegogo. A scammer copied and pasted her campaign, nearly verbatim, and launched it on Kickstarter.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

The former Apple chief and an NFL star-turned entrepreneur share unique strategies for leading and succeeding.

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

The best things in life and business aren't free. They are earned.

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Design for default. Our decisions are shaped by the world around us.

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Stop waiting for inspiration, approval or enough of whatever to begin the life and business you dream of.

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Leaders are lauded for their triumphs but defined by how they emerge from setbacks and learn from failure.

Mon, 04 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Many entrepreneurs give up when they realize their great idea is flawed. Accept it and get to work improving it.

Mon, 04 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

Rosana Riveros and Arnaldo Paulino chose Maid Right to do something together and grow a family business.

Sun, 03 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Elevate your company to new heights by going off the beaten track.

Sun, 03 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Before there were sharks, there were dragons and tigers.

Sun, 03 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Learn why these campaigns worked and where their success was noticeable.

Sun, 03 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

The solutions for it are simple.

Sat, 02 May 2015 20:06:00 -0500

Goldberg and Sandberg married in 2004 and had two children.

Sat, 02 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Natural Curiosities creates wall art, furniture and other pieces sold to major retailers and the interior design trade.

Sat, 02 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

This restaurant franchisee learned his customer skills from working weekends at flea markets.

Sat, 02 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

'Organizations, even if they're profitable or highly respected or iconic names, are only a short time away from becoming challenged or irrelevant.'

Fri, 01 May 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Establish company traditions to help you jockey for the best talent out there.

Fri, 01 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Research shows sitting may be the most dangerous thing you do all day.

Fri, 01 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Marketing that resonates and sticks in our memories despite the media cacophony tends to share certain characteristics.

Fri, 01 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Starting on this wild path of business ownership? Check out this list of must-know advice.

Fri, 01 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Here are principles on which to start and build your company.

Fri, 01 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Your consumer base is the backbone of your business. Without them, there is no business.

Fri, 01 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs -- regardless of their field -- and these two boxing superstars have figured out how to play the game.

Fri, 01 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

As you move through the chaotic early days, pay attention to the decisions and how they will impact you not just tomorrow but five years down the road.

Fri, 01 May 2015 19:15:00 -0500

he reason some entrepreneurs struggle is they don't incorporate the basic business lessons that the corporate world takes for granted.

Fri, 01 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

For starters, youth and inexperience aren't an obstacle.

Fri, 01 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Developers are in demand and hard to find but with patience and a well-considered process, you'll assemble the team you need.

Fri, 01 May 2015 18:15:00 -0500

In an ever-changing market and world, it's more important than ever to stay current, competitive and up to date.

Fri, 01 May 2015 18:12:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs from around the world have become leading fundraisers for aid to help the survivors in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday.

Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

While the physical aspects of owning your own business can be daunting, so too are the mental and emotional burdens.

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Guide, don't control your employees -- and admit when you're wrong.

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:03:11 -0500

Another day, another roller coaster ride for social-media stocks.

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

You may have just come up with a great idea, but it doesn't mean squat if you fall into this trap.

Fri, 01 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

If your business doesn't firmly fit the mold, don't be discouraged.

Fri, 01 May 2015 16:15:00 -0500

Claudia Chan, founder of S.H.E. Globl Media, shares the things she simply must have when she travels.

Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

You may be thrilled about your new venture, while those closest to you wish you would just stop talking about it.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:56:00 -0500

Here's how you can get involved in the Small Business Administration's week-long celebration of the Main Street entrepreneur.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:45:00 -0500

There's no exact science for keeping your founding team members around for the long term but there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of being surrounded by those same early employees further down the line.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:37:00 -0500

The Service Employees International Union launched a franchisee-focused initiative, as the International Franchise Association reaffirms franchisees' satisfaction with the system.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:37:00 -0500

Advice on everything from how to build a social media following to the power of forgiveness.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Picking the wrong one can be just as disastrous as being stuck in a cubicle at work.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Good food and service with a smile are impor­tant, but if nobody knows you're serving, you're out of luck. Find out how to market and promote your mobile food business.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

For 75 years business has provided the Cassim family stability and well being despite the seismic upheavals that shook South Africa.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

As part of 3-D Print Week in New York, a group of 12 design teams came together to showcase their futuristic work.

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:51:54 -0500

So ends a four-year legal battle with major record companies.

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:45:00 -0500

Many people don't use up their vacation days. Here's how it is costing workers -- and businesses.

Tue, 05 May 2015 12:01:00 -0500

The big question over here in Europe is whether Greece is going to manage to stagger through to a deal on its debt burdens or not. Upon your opinion there also rests your likely opinion of whether the country will stay inside the euro and there's even some talk out [...]

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:46:00 -0500

Kids get hands-experience in science, technology, engineering and math which Ford hopes will seed their future workforce

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:42:00 -0500

The solar power industry claims a new poll it has commissioned shows Nevada voters will punish politicians who don’t expand solar power subsidies and mandates. Fortunately for American consumers and policymakers, the heavily promoted solar power poll indicates no such thing.

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:40:00 -0500

Reversing a trend for greater public disclosure, new regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation state that details about crude oil rail shipments are exempt from public disclosure. Now, railroads will only have to share this information with emergency responders, and they will be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act and public records and state disclosure laws (SSI). While the other requirements concerning speed restrictions, braking systems, routing, and tank car safety are really good, it’s strange that we now won’t know when huge crude shipments go through our towns, across our rivers and along our coasts.

Mon, 04 May 2015 20:47:00 -0500

I'm telling everyone I know about this tool.

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

"People keep asking if I'm back and I haven't really had an answer, but yeah, I'm thinking I'm back." That quote-worthy line, which was featured heavily in the trailers, works both as a declaration of the film's lead character, as well as a commentary on the reemergence of its lead actor. It is [...]

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:10:00 -0500

Make mom feel special—and stylish—with gifts at every price point.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool." Are we poised to explore the stars with new technology, or are we committing the cardinal sin of bad science?

Sun, 03 May 2015 16:38:00 -0500

The match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao likely signals the end of boxing's mega-match, and with it, MMA will push the sport into irrelevancy.

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:13:00 -0500

It would be almost three hours until Tesla's big announcement, but inside a Northwestern University classroom near Chicago Thursday night, the famed nuclear critic Arnie Gundersen had the inside scoop: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was about to announce an industrial-scale battery, Gundersen said, that would cost about 2¢ per kilowatt hour to use, putting the final nail in the coffin of nuclear power.

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Chaldean Catholic Bishop Asks the West, Are We Making Good Use of Our Freedom?
By Guest Reporter :: Sunday, April 22, 2012 :: 21332 Views :: Article Rating :: Community & Culture, Chaldean Churches

The situation in Iran and the challenge issued by this courageous Chaldean Bishop should cause us to pause and think as we enter into these Holy Days. This Bishop is correct; a culture without God has no future. He also asks us the right question, what are we doing with our freedoms? Pope Benedict reminds us that "A missionary Church known for proclaiming her message to all peoples must necessarily work for the freedom of the faith. She desires to transmit the gift of the truth that exists for one and all."


Chaldean Catholic Bishop Ramzi Garmou
 Chaldean Catholic Bishop
Ramzi Garmou

CHESAPEAKE,VA  (Catholic Online) - I recently read a report from Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic Charity under the guidance of the Holy Father  with a special mission to "help suffering and persecuted faithful worldwide. It was an  interview with the Chaldean Catholic Bishop of Tehran, Ramzi Garmou. He gave the charity a message for  Christians of the West, "Be aware of the value of the freedom that you enjoy."

Here is another excerpt from the report.It can be read in full here.

"He then challenged Western Christians to "make good use of their freedom," asking, "How do you use it in your countries?" He emphasized that they must not become "the slaves of a culture that seeks to drive God out of people's hearts," but rather that they should use their freedom to "propagate respect for human life." A culture without God leads to "death" and has "no future," he said.

"Christians in Iran only represent a small minority, yet "their vitality does not depend on their numbers but on the quality of their faith and their living witness." In their "day-to-day dialogue" with the Muslims, the Christians in Iran "give authentic witness to the values of the Gospels," he continued.

"The substantial emigration of Christians from Iran for political, economic and religious reasons represents a challenge, but Bishop Garmou emphasized that the Christian community in Iran does not let itself become discouraged. "Although we are our mothers' children, in truth we were sent to this country by God."

"He continued by saying that it is often forgotten today that the suffering endured for the Church is the "source of the life of the Church." He went on to say that such trials lead to the renewal and strengthening of the Church. Up to 99 percent of the population of the Islamic Republic of Iran is Muslim. Conversions from Islam are forbidden and punishable by death."

"Christians represent a minority of some 80,000, three-quarters of whom are Armenian Orthodox. The 20,000 Catholics living in Iran belong to three different Rites. They are permitted to practice their religion within their congregations at their places of worship, but they are not allowed to profess their faith openly, and missionary activity is forbidden."

Under the heroic leadership of the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Cardinal Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, we are standing against the growing encroachments against the fundamental right to Religious Liberty in our own country.

The most recent example is the HHS mandate which seeks to compel our institutions, through the use of the Police Power of the State, to offer contraception, abortion inducing drugs and pay for sterilization.

There is a silver lining in the cloud. This HHS Edict has given rise to a tide of resistance.We have found one another and we are standing together in a movement of solidarity and citizen action. Every single Catholic Bishop in the United States is in opposition to this egregious mandate.

We are also properly using the Courts.The Becket Fund and other good lawyers and law firms have filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of numerous Catholic apostolates. On Thursday, February 23, 2012, the attorneys general from Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Florida and Texas filed lawsuits opposing the unconstitutional mandate and the numbers are increasing almost daily.

There is a legislative response underway. The Respect for Rights of Conscience Act was introduced in Congress (H.R. 1179, S. 1467).  It would ensure that all who participate in the health care system "retain the right to provide, purchase, or enroll in health coverage that is consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions." It has not yet been passed - but the efforts continue.

The situation in Iran and the challenge issued by this courageous Chaldean Bishop should cause us to pause and think as we enter into these Holy Days. This Bishop is correct; a culture without God has no future. He also asks us the right question, what are we doing with our freedoms?

In May of 2011, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences gathered in Rome for its 17th annual plenary session. Its theme was "Universal Rights in a World of Diversity - The Case of Religious Freedom". The gathering reflected the deep concerns the Holy See has over growing threats to the fundamental human right to Religious Freedom. Pope Benedict XVI is a Champion of Religious Liberty.

Pope Benedict XVI told the Pontifical Academy, "Since man enjoys the capacity for a free personal ...

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