Young Professionals Host Financial Forum Tuesday

first_imgThe Batesville Young Professionals Group will host a financial forum tonight at the Sherman House.Community members are invited to attend the meeting titled “Are You Financially in Order?” from 5:30-7 p.m.The forum is an opportunity to learn more about retirement investing options, purchasing a home and starting a small business. There is no cost to attend and it serves as a chance to connect with area financial experts.last_img

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Steph Curry set to grace UAAP Season 81 opening

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State’s Stephen Curry, who won three titles and two MVPs in the NBA, will make a special appearance in the opening ceremonies that will begin at 12 pm Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.JUST IN: Stephen Curry will be at the #UAAPSeason81 opening to inspire UAAP athletes and sports fans! pic.twitter.com/mRymysrRkkFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— National-U (@NationalUPhil) September 6, 2018 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The UAAP is pulling out all the stops to start its 81st season.Host National University will showcase the 2018-2019 season both as a sporting spectacle and also as an entertainment endeavor.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kazakh steps up to challenge for world boxing presidency And Curry’s guesting is just part of the attraction.Four-time UAAP Cheerdance Competition champions NU Pepsquad will perform with fellow school-based groups NU Underdawgz and NU Chorale with the Buganda Dancers also set to be in the program.Alternative rock band Spongecola is also set to entertain the crowd with actor James Reid and K-Pop star Minzy.University of the Philippines and University of the East kick off the hoops action at 2pm with NU and University of Santo Tomas closing out the day.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

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Jagdeo calls for Minister Patterson’s brother to be investigated

first_img– Minister promises not to influence the outcome of the caseGiven recent reports that the brother of Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson was charged in Grenada for trafficking narcotics, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has suggested that Government launch an investigation to determine whether he was given certain privileges here.Derrick Patterson at court on Monday (Photo by The New Today)Jagdeo was responding to a question posed to him in relation to whether the brother of the Public Infrastructure Minister should be investigated. It was explained that relatives of Ministers and other top Government officials are usually given special privileges when travelling.“This is what the Government should launch a full investigation into. Since this is a clean Government that does not tolerate drug dealing,” the former Head of State told the local media.Derrick Patterson, the younger brother of Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, was arrested by Grenadian Police and arraigned in court on charges of cocaine trafficking.According to reports from The New Today, a Grenadian news agency, Patterson was remanded to Grenada’s Richmond Hill Her Majesty’s Prison after appearing in court before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the St George’s Number One Magistrate’s Court on Monday.It is understood that Patterson was charged with trafficking a controlled drug; a total of 2.325kg of cocaine, with an approximate street value of $232,500, that was found in his possession on May 2.Jagdeo noted that questions about whether the coalition’s campaign for the May 2015 General and Regional Elections was financed by drug money are ones that will have to be answered.“These are the same people who accused the PPP of being in bed with drug dealers, they have it right in their own home…what are they going to say now?” he said in relation to Patterson’s brother’s arrest.While Jagdeo did not call for Patterson’s resignation because of his brother’s actions, he recalled that Rashleigh Jackson, a former Government Minister resigned when his son was busted with drugs.However, he added that there are grounds for a call for his resignation based on his actions at the Public Infrastructure Ministry.Jagdeo also noted too that news of Patterson’s arrest did not come to light locally until weeks after the fact. “This came up almost three weeks after it happened…this incident happened since May 2,” he said.ShockedMeanwhile, Minister Patterson finally broke his silence on the matter on Thursday evening in a post on social media. The Minister said members of his family were shocked to learn of his brother’s arrest.“My mother, my sisters and I are deeply distressed and concerned and are anxious to learn the full details of this unpleasant development,” he stated.He continued, “Our position is that Derrick is a matured adult of 47 years and he must bear full responsibility for the consequences of his actions. Neither I nor any other member of my family can take responsibility for his own, deliberate actions.”Patterson said while his family hold out hope that there may have been a mistake, “he must face the consequences if he is found guilty in a court of law. We have no reason to believe that he will not be treated fairly by the Grenadian legal system.”Further, the Minister said he and his family will give him all the support they legally can, but we will not condone any proven illegal conduct.“As a Minister of Government, I would like to assure the Guyanese public that I have not and will not attempt to influence the outcome of these serious allegations made against my brother in any way whatsoever.”last_img read more

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Tooting Your Own Horn 3 Tips to Effective and GuiltFree SelfPromotion

first_imgHas self-promotion gotten a bad rap? Maybe not, but even if it’s a necessary evil isn’t there any way to make it less annoying?These days it’s hard not to bristle at the seemingly endless barrage of shameless self-promotion that comes our way via social media. That said, if you’re not going to get out there and talk about yourself and your product, who will? “With all the noise online today,” writes Kevin Daum, bestselling author of Video Marketing For Dummies, in a post for Inc. “We need to shamelessly self-promote, loud, strong and often. And yet somehow we have to keep from crossing that line of being annoying and offensive.”So how do you get the word out without completely alienating your friends, colleagues, and potential clients? According to Daum, the three keys are to be interesting — which requires knowing what your audience finds interesting — be authentic — no flat, polished sales pitch, please — and provide value — advice, a lesson, an entertaining story, even a simple joke counts. Practice makes perfect, Daum advises, “So don’t be shy. Shamelessly promote away!” For more on how to make sure your self-promotion is both effective and guilt-free, read his full post here.Related Content from OpenView:What’s better than singing your own praises? Having your customers do it for you. Check out this post from the OpenView Blog to learn more about establishing a customer service strategy that drives customer promotion, recommendations, and referrals. And for more on how you can utilize content marketing to boost customer engagement, read this post.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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