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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Society, technology and the job market continue to evolve and change. To remain relevant and employed, workers need to keep up with these changes. Recently ST Jobs outlined the 5 skills employers want now and into 2015. 1. Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills Getting along with others is important regardless of your current positions. Employers...

Marketing has evolved over the past decade to include both print and digital mediums. Cutting edge marketing companies, such as Ballantine in New Jersey, are striving to expand their offerings to meet the multimedia marketing demands of clients in 2015. This month Ballantine launched its new website as the key component of the business’ re-branding...

The legendary southern rockers are set to release a beautifully packaged vinyl box set next month. Entitled simply Vinyl Box Set 1973-1977,  this impressive collection contains, as one might expect, all of the official albums the hugely influential...

By Adrian Peel on Dec 30th, 2014

Singer/Songwriter  Will Sexton celebrated, if you can call it that, the fifth anniversary of his stroke in December 2014.  On December 1, 2009 he awoke “with a dull headache,” says Will, and he, ” realized” he continues in an interview with Austin American Statesman, “that I was having trouble piecing my words together.”  On December...

Johannesburg – Three KwaZulu-Natal Parks Board game rangers who were arrested on Christmas Day for shooting an alleged poacher were granted bail in the Ubombo Magistrate’s Court on Saturday. The rangers, part of the crack anti-rhino poaching unit (APU) were a foot patrol in Far Northern KwaZulu-Natal’s Mkhuze Game Reserve when they saw three suspected...

In the era of free market enterprise and acute competition a state undertaking can hardly survive with its rules-ridden administration and lack of flexibility in marketing its products No wonder, the state units are also feeling the heat and one of them had succumbed only recently. The Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) factories manufacturing wrist watches...

A High Court judge today backed a decision by the New Zealand Government to extradite a former Catholic brother to Australia to face 250 charges of child-sex abuse charges. Australia requested the extradition of Bernard Kevin McGrath, 66, in November 2012 alleging that he raped, molested and abused dozens of young boys at one of Australia’s most prominent...

Amy Poehler’s Yes Please has been the recipient of good and bad press, but also characterized by the stifling expectation to be funny. Predated by Tina Fey’sBossypants and often compared to Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, readers had high expectations of Poehler’s inaugural memoir; it has even been heralded as the “best non-self help...

The Sydney siege gunman who took 17 people hostage for sixteen hours at a Lindt cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place on Monday has been identified as 49 year old, Iranian-born Man Haron Monis. He was a Muslim who was given refugee status in Australia when he arrived there in 1996. Iranian media have identified him as Mohamad Hassan Manteghi, a former Shiite...

The electronic cigarette industry is a booming business for individuals who are trying to give up smoking or simply want to get away from the smell that is associated with traditional cigarettes. Recently, Speaker of the House John Boehner, a user of e-cigarettes himself, is opposing measures that would strictly regulate the devices, citing concerns...