Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Wed, 27 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Whether you are considering starting an online business or thinking about selling your website, here are some eye-opening sales

Wed, 27 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

As students cap off their high school careers, they, and everyone else, should take this advice to heart.

Wed, 27 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

This is your chance to show off your business. Be sure to prepare and get it right.

Wed, 27 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Ever tried a Yellow Tail wine? The brand's makers actually created an uncontested market space.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:45:00 -0500

Huge numbers of people are active on these networks, but many businesses fail at capturing their attention.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Gleaning content that is relevant to your business and tailored to your interests is effortless with the right tools.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

A look at the latest tools for your marketing kit.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:52:13 -0500

Keep an eye on user-generated content, messaging apps and drones, according to the 20th annual Internet Trends report.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:45:00 -0500

There is always a lot that can go wrong in a business but a handful of marketing ideas are proven winners, when done right.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Starting a business is an avalanche of things to do, which is why you need to focus on what is most important.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:27:28 -0500

All it takes is a specific string of text.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Having a significant number of fans as well as positive feedback and interaction from current consumers, prospective buyers viewing social media sites can be reassured that the product or service the business provides is trustworthy.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

When an employee is harmful to a company's success, he or she will have a pervasive impact on trust, productivity and a sense of community within the business's walls.

Wed, 27 May 2015 17:45:00 -0500

Empires are built by those who are great at acting upon ideas, but so are giant failures.

Wed, 27 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Learn how to protect yourself from unexpected issues by having the right type of insurance coverage.

Wed, 27 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

A hands-on review of Pebble's newest watch reveals what could be a deal-breaker for some buyers.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:56:00 -0500

While its main computer was unaffected, the agency has shut down the breached application.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:41:00 -0500

The chain has decided to stop disclosing its sales figures as frequently.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:19:00 -0500

Wake up and don't smell (or sip) the coffee. At least not right away. Here's why.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:14:00 -0500

One transport designer believes he has a solution, but don't hold your breath. It's unlikely to be implemented anytime soon.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

You may be able to do the same thing. Just make sure you get the right advice.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:45:00 -0500

It's your responsibility to overcome dawdling but the first step is to recognize what's holding you up.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Think you can't find healthy airport food? Look again.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:15:00 -0500

A look at the many parallels between great hockey teams and great businesses.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:09:50 -0500

Shopping is Yelp's largest category of reviewed businesses, the company said, comprising 23 percent of all reviews.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

'A lot of the gender gap is not a gap; it's a desire for a fuller life,' the Shark Tank star says.

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:45:00 -0500

Printing piles and piles of Bill Gates' and Steve Ballmer's emails in the early 2000's led to this business idea.

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

The endless hours of grueling, low-paid work typical of playing in a band is a lot like launching a business.

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:15:00 -0500

Know what you're working toward.

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Mistakes are inevitable. What comes after is up to you.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

A taste of what to expect when the show starts in earnest tomorrow.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Sitting for too long negatively impacts your health and productivity. How two minutes per hour can turn this around.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago hope to create a training program that can be replicated in other places.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

A conversation with influential fitness blogger and YouTube star Cassey Ho.

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:45:00 -0500

When that might happen isn't so clear.

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Success doesn't come from a book or a website. It comes from hard work.

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

The old adage 'you have to spend money to make money' doesn't always apply to marketing.

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

For the past 12 years, I've gone on a trip with the same group. This has led me to be better and more creative.

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Five years after the concept's creation, Adam Krell and Jessica Kumari opened the fitness franchise's first location in Manhattan.

Tue, 26 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Want to master business skills, a new language, a musical instrument? Use these six principles.

Tue, 26 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

By implementing the strategy, you can help your company attract and retain the best talent.

Tue, 26 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

'You're fired.' Before you even think of uttering those words, you'd better be sure they'll stand up in court.

Tue, 26 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Use the web tool IFTTT to automatically email you notes or even bail you out of a bad interview.

Tue, 26 May 2015 20:25:00 -0500

The tech company kicks off what it calls thew Global Entrepreneurship Call to Action.

Tue, 26 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Created by IPsoft, the virtual agent avatar can absorb in seconds the same instruction manuals that human employees spend weeks memorizing.

Tue, 26 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

While positive feedback encourages people to continue doing what they do well, it's the constructive feedback that helps people -- and businesses -- grow.

Tue, 26 May 2015 19:18:00 -0500

Who needs an accountant when there is such a wide array of online services available?

Tue, 26 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Coke and Pepsi, look out. Zevia has its eye on you.

Tue, 26 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Should brands seek to bring on as many followers on as many platforms as possible?

Tue, 26 May 2015 18:15:00 -0500

In a wide-ranging interview, CEO Mark Fields talked about his strategy and plans to deal with challenges from Google, Uber and ... China.

Tue, 26 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Delegate. Delegate. Delegate some more.

Tue, 26 May 2015 17:47:37 -0500

One building boldly goes where no building has gone before.

Tue, 26 May 2015 17:37:00 -0500

The social network is rumored to be exploring an all-stock deal that would value the social news reader at more than $1 billion.

Tue, 26 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

How to attract and retain the team you need is evolving as rapidly as the rest of the business world.

Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

You've only got about 30 seconds to land a great first impression, and your elevator pitch is the best tool to get the job done.

Tue, 26 May 2015 16:37:00 -0500

Meshly joins the ranks of startups that aim to be the Tinder of professional connections.

Tue, 26 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

These policies are a great deal for those that offer them, but they are a terrible deal for the consumer.

Tue, 26 May 2015 16:17:00 -0500

Imagine a Google-made stuffed robot listening, watching, sensing your every move.

Tue, 26 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Developing this one skill can help your startup become successful.

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Make sure your company keeps innovating even as it grows.

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:22:00 -0500

The sister chains are upping brand standards to appease the quality-oriented customer.

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

The latest changes from Google are an opportunity for mobile marketers to climb past their compettion.

Tue, 26 May 2015 14:45:00 -0500

Richard Prince has outraged photographers.

Tue, 26 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

What do successful business owners do that others don't?

Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

If you're confused by your marketing options when it comes to social media, use this quick guide to get started now.

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Making time to read books is among the best and surest investements available to everyone.

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:15:00 -0500

The deal combines the third and second largest U.S. cable operators to better compete against market leader Comcast Corp.

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

The founders of Sam Adams beer, Dinner Lab and Papa John's describe what it takes to build an entrepreneurial culture.

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:50:15 -0500

The new position will broaden Ive's design duties at Apple and give him the opportunity to work on projects like Apple Campus 2 and its iconic retail stores.

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:50:00 -0500

Examples from the billionaire entrepreneur's career can help you be a better business owner.

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:45:00 -0500

Constantly being in touch takes a toll. Think of shutting off all the technology once in a while as a spiritual pivot.

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Personal goals and hectic schedules tend to consume every waking minute of the day. By doing good by others really pays off.

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it.

Tue, 26 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

It's no longer enough to rely on imagery and messaging if you want to be taken seriously by your audience.

Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:00 -0500

The trajectory of the beloved, green-eyed tabby shows the unique path being tread by animated characters in our digital era.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Julie and Kevin McAdoo say, if they had to do it all over again, they'd start with the franchise, not the startup.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

Here are the companies that represent the problem-solving, void-filling, consumer-driven landscape of entrepreneurship today.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

The days of talking to all of your devices are closer than you think.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

AnyPerk aims to 'enable happiness' through a variety of incentives.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

Check out what's taking crowdfunding to a new level.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

If you have a product idea, but lack the skills to execute it, Assembly can help.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

The frogImpact program creates design-centric solutions for issues in health care, disaster relief and more.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

A TV-based caregiving platform keeps the elderly in touch

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

Nothing hip and sexy about sustainable and recycled fabrics? Guess again.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

A pair of seasoned tech workers are helping to solve a $165 billion problem.

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

Bigger, stronger, faster: FanDuel is fantasy sports on steroids.

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A startup goes the extra mile to help travelers in Europe plan routes.

Mon, 25 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Revisit this list once that familiar complaint begins: "Mom, I have nothing to do!"

Mon, 25 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Give this a read, even if you're already a power user.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:35:00 -0500

Apple is tearing Google out of iOS, piece by piece...

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:16:00 -0500

The smartphone market may have hit a plateau with the research firm IDC stating that there will be only moderate unit shipment growth and little shift in market share between Apple's iOS and Google's Android over the next four years. IDC most recent data shows Apple increasing the number of iOS [...]

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:09:00 -0500

By Hossein Dabiri Troubled Ukrainian energy company DTEK may have just provided a glimpse into an up-and-coming style of international corporate restructuring, with a deal that could pave the way for businesses with bonds governed by New York law to skirt stateside insolvency proceedings. DTEK is based in the war-torn city of [...]

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:06:00 -0500

George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader. It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical level. And [...]

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:16:00 -0500

Microsoft has its own mobile operating system and devices. Thanks to a variety of legal and strategic moves, though, Microsoft also owns a sizeable chunk of its largest competitor. Microsoft already generates significant revenue from Android and it is poised to rake in the cash from Android users thanks to [...]

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:57:00 -0500

Actress Jessica Alba has quickly built a personal $200 million fortune, and she’s done it the hard way, in a field that has nothing to do with showbiz: selling natural, nontoxic household goods to helicopter parents.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

IT provider SHI International has made Thai Lee a billionaire. She'd rather you not call her that.

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Improbable invented a new way to simulate almost any complex system in software. Warriors, gamers and economists are extremely interested.

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:50:00 -0500

FORBES presents its 12th annual list of the 100 most influential women from extraordinary entrepreneurs and visionary CEOs and politicians to celebrity role models, billionaire activists and pioneer philanthropists.

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:33:00 -0500

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to them. The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their own hands, and they wouldn’t have it [...]

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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 :: 21911 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.

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"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."

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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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