News round up of the week

Good day! It’s your Sterling Creations business desk team and we are
delighted to share the following Google headlines with you.
These headlines have been especially gathered for you to help you get a
snapshot of various important topics and subjects vying for our attention
today.
Enjoy and have a great day!

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Weekly news roundup

1. rt #news Global Online Recruitment Market International Competition and
Emerging Business Opportunities …
http://www.geopolmonitor.com/global-online-recruitment-market-international-
competition-emerging-business-opportunities-2022/

2. rt #info 25 Foolproof Ways To Get Bigger, Stronger, And More Muscular
https://www.maxim.com/maxim-man/25-ways-to-get-bigger-2017-11

3. rt #alert MARKET MATTERS: Retirement? Not so fast
http://www.registercitizen.com/business/article/MARKET-MATTERS-Retirement-No
t-so-fast-12389546.php

4. rt #news SMEs told to adapt to change, leverage on AEC business
opportunities
https://businessmirror.com.ph/smes-told-to-adapt-to-change-leverage-on-aec-b
usiness-opportunities/

5. rt #news GUEST COLUMN: Tips for caregivers to cope with the holidays
http://easton.wickedlocal.com/news/20171202/guest-column-tips-for-caregivers
-to-cope-with-holidays

6. rt #alert Workforce scrambles to keep up with aging population
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2017/dec/03/workforce-scrambl
es-keep-aging-population/458361/

7. rt #news Small business can help reach climate goals
https://asia.nikkei.com/Viewpoints/Vivek-Pathak/Small-business-has-big-role-
in-fighting-for-climate-goals

8. rt #info Tips for staying healthy during the holidays
https://portcitydaily.com/2017/12/04/tips-for-staying-healthy-during-the-hol
idays-nws/

9. rt #alert Cybersecurity essentials for small business owners
https://www.rnews.co.za/article/17611/cybersecurity-essentials-for-small-bus
iness-owners

10. rt #news Quick weight loss tips: Two simple steps to flatten your tummy
in less than a week
http://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/quick-weight-loss-tips-two-simple
-steps-to-flatten-your-tummy-in-less-than-a-week/140094

11. rt #alert 3 Tips for Serial Entrepreneurs to Safeguard Their Own and
Their Employees’ Retirement Security
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/305651

12. rt #medical alert Weight Loss Really Can Reverse Diabetes, New Study
Finds
http://time.com/5048653/weight-loss-diabetes-diet/

13. rt #news Caring for the community through service to older adults
https://wydaily.com/2017/12/06/bc-caring-for-the-community-through-service-t
o-older-adults/

14. rt #news Baby Boomers riding off into the sunset
https://myaccount.news.com.au/sites/theaustralian/subscribe.html?sourceCode=
TAWEB_WRE170_a&mode=premium&dest=http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-af
fairs/health/baby-boomers-riding-off-into-the-sunset/news-story/723b326bb6a2
63d4ddd11aabca5697df?memtype=anonymous

15. rt #news China Focus: Foreign businesses chase opportunities as Chinese
economy
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136808906.htm

16. rt #news Bella Hadid’s Trainer Breaks Down the Ultimate Winter Workout
Routine
Bella Hadid’s Trainer Breaks Down the Ultimate Winter Workout Routine
https://www.wmagazine.com/story/bella-hadids-trainer-joe-holder-fitness

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How to help real estate agents become more aware

Hello everyone:
Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to help real estate agents become more aware.

Most real estate agents would tell you that they are often stimied whenever
they need to interact with a client who is blind or visually impaired or for
that matter with a client with a disability. I have some tips to help you
get started and you can always add to this list as you go along.

1. Listen carefully to the needs of your client.

2. Do not be afraid to ask questions directly pertaining to the needs of
your client.

3. Before you sit down with your client, do your research to ensure that you
understand as much as you can about the disability of your client.

For example:
In the case of someone who is blind or visually impaired; you need to ensure
that they can read your documents, that they can communicate with you as
independently as possible, and that you can provide proper guiding
techniques to them if needed.

4. Get comfortable with your client. Ask them if they would like you to
provide any sort of assistance to them. IE, guiding, description of
surroundings, documents in alternate formats such as large print, or
electronically.

5. Be prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that your client is
comfortable with you. That they can trust your guiding techniques and your
descriptions of surroundings.
Too often, real estate agents missout on this aspect and as a result they
lose clients with special needs.

This should be a good start for you.

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Top article of the week – Self-Advocacy in the Healthcare System

Hello there and welcome to our weekly feature titled top article of the
week.
Especially chosen for you, these articles will help you to keep up to date
with current trends plus a lot more.
Enjoy!

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Self-Advocacy in the Healthcare System
Blindness and Medical Facilities, Take Two: More About Advocating for
Yourself in a Medical Situation
Deborah Kendrick
In the March issue of AccessWorld,
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw180302

I wrote about an unplanned hospital stay and the lessons I gleaned from
that experience. Two surprises ensued: first, I wound up returning for an
even longer hospital-and-rehabilitation tour of duty and, second, I found
out that many readers wanted to talk about navigating medical situations as
people with visual impairments or blindness. Here, then, is what we might
consider the second part of the medical adventure, in which I’ll share some
of my own experience along with what readers and others have to say. The
outcome, we hope, will be some useful preparation for all of us for the
next stressful medical encounter.
My Repeat Performance
My initial hospital and rehab adventure began with the sudden snapping of my
left femur. The bone had been weakened several years earlier by radiation
and aggravated eight months earlier by hip replacement surgery. A
prosthetic hip is like a ball on a stem. The stem is inserted into the
femur, the longest bone in the body. The procedure is akin to threading a
peg into a pipe, and my “pipe” was fragile and broke unexpectedly. The
repair that was done involved an eight-inch metal plate and several wires.
After eight weeks of mobility in a wheelchair, an x-ray determined that the
bone was broken yet again, the metal plate was at a very unhealthy angle,
and all wires were broken.
The original incident with follow-up hospital stay was in Ohio. The failure
was discovered in Florida. Consequently, finding a surgeon in Florida to do
the reconstruction was the best plan. I did find a surgeon who specializes
in hip and leg reconstructions, and he took my case. Some might find the
medical details gruesome and some might find them fascinating. If you are
the first sort, skip the next paragraph!
Since the femur had broken at exactly the point where it needed to connect
to the prosthesis, repairing it at that juncture (as the first surgeon had
done) wasn’t the best plan. The new surgeon’s approach was to tear out the
now ten-month-old prosthesis (no easy feat) and replace it with one that
had an extended “stem.” The typical hip replacement stem, when inserted into
the femur, ends near the top of the thigh. My new one ends at mid-thigh. In
addition, a cadaver bone was placed over the section of femur most damaged
by radiation and fractures (about 2.5 inches). And finally, the entire bone
was wrapped in heavy cable to hold it in place.
This second surgery meant spending one week in hospital followed by several
in a short-term rehabilitation facility. In Ohio, I had a network of
friends who visited every day and kept my spirits high and my focus off
medical issues. This time, however, I was in a state where I knew virtually
no one and thus had few diversions and no one to help me navigate the
unfamiliar human or mechanical terrain.
The night before my surgery, I found genuine solace in Googling the hospital
and surgeon. When I found the hospital on a “100 best” list compiled by a
major news organization and the surgeon identified as a respected teacher
and innovator in his field, my optimism regarding outcome soared!
In the operating room, I made sure everyone knew I wore hearing aids and
secured approval to keep them in. I explained that, because I am completely
blind, I obtain much vital information by hearing. Without the hearing
aids, that would not be possible.
My first day after surgery was spent in the intensive care unit. Once I was
aware of my surroundings, I realized that my space wasn’t separated from
the rest of the unit at all. The only thing between me and staff, visitors,
and other patients was a curtain. Consequently, it was impossible for me to
distinguish whether people were talking to me or to someone else. It sounds
silly, but when you are already vulnerable and unable to move, this kind of
thing adds yet another layer of stress and vulnerability.
The one piece of technology I had with me even in ICU was my iPhone. I’m not
sure whether I made many calls or sent messages during that phase, but I
clearly remember the sense of connection it gave me to have a working phone
in my hand.
Once I was returned to the orthopedic floor, I connected my laptop as well.
Because the greatest problems connected with blindness are, as much in a
medical facility as anywhere else, mostly related to myth and
misunderstanding, I came to appreciate my technology in its ability to
function as a bridge to understanding. A nurse or aide or physical therapist
who might at first see a blind person as strange will generally relax a bit
upon seeing a tablet or smart phone or other device that is so familiar.
Being a bit geeky, in other words, was an advantage in this environment.
Of course, my access technology had plenty of practical uses as well. In
addition to continuing to do my job after the first few days, my technology
solved a variety of small problems.
In the short-term rehab facility, I continued to find random pages of print
on the foot of my bed, the chair, the table. Usually, the KNFB Reader app
identified these for me as a calendar or note about my recovery plan. When
no one responded to my call light (which happened frequently), I took to
wheeling myself to the doorway of my room and scanning the hall with
TapTapSee to see if there were any staff nearby.
What Others Have to Say
We heard from AccessWorld readers who wanted to use the article to post in
medical employee areas or as a handout in college classes. Most
importantly, however, we heard from readers who had experienced the
“blindness meets medical situation” up close and personally, either for
their own health crisis or that of a loved one. The input was unanimous:
everyone wants more information on this topic and more of a road map for
navigating and advocating in these troubled waters.
One reader who wrote to us was Nancy Irwin, an access technology instructor
in South Carolina. Her husband, Billy Irwin, had gone to the emergency room
more than once and each time was perhaps more stressful than the one before
it. Both Nancy and Billy are blind.
Although they had gone together one of those times, the worst was when he
went alone in an ambulance. Upon arrival, Billy was seated in a wheelchair,
checked in, and pushed aside. Unclear about his surroundings or what might
happen next, he was neglected for three hours. When he vomited on the
floor, he says staff was angry with him.
Nancy caught up as soon as she could, and both reported that once he had
someone with him, the situation was somewhat diffused. The couple began
communicating with one another and others around them. Other patients, they
say, became involved in advocating for a guy who was just plain sick, like
everyone else waiting, and who needed additional information due to
blindness.
When Billy was admitted, trays of food were sometimes delivered without any
verbal information announcing the fact.
Both say that the more they interacted with nurses, the more manageable the
situation became, but it was never easy.
Ironically, Billy works as an emergency manager for amateur radio operators
in the area, disseminating emergency information to police, fire, and
medical responders, so he is no stranger to the emergency scene.
“The problem,” Billy says, “is that people just have no idea how to deal
with a blind person. They need training and they need exposure to real
blind people.”
The only marginally “accessible” piece of technology made available during
Billy’s hospital stay was the combination TV remote and call light. The
button marked with the braille “n” on the remote was the one that would
summon a nurse. Ironically, the remote was not otherwise accessible, but the
couple did contact a nurse who spent the time to familiarize them with it.
Lisa Salinger, an access technology trainer and administrative assistant for
BlindAlive, has been navigating another kind of medical facility
experience. When she realized one morning that her housemate and friend was
having a stroke, she called 911. After the hospital stay, her friend was
moved to a rehabilitation facility for therapy and Lisa was the family
member who came day after day to bring food, encouragement, and
companionship. Gradually, Lisa taught at least some nurses and nursing
aides how to interact with blind people.
Finding printed menus, calendars, or notes on her friend’s bed, Lisa took
pictures to read them with her iPhone app.
At times, when there was no one available to assist with a medical procedure
in time, Lisa motivated staff to respond by offering the alternate choice
that they teach her how to perform the task needed.
Similarly, when Billy Irwin grew tired of waiting for staff to disconnect
his IV pole every time he needed to use the bathroom, he found someone to
teach him how to disconnect it himself.
Like Lisa and Billy, others find workarounds to getting things done in a
medical facility and/or gradually gain the attention and respect of one or
two staff members who will provide needed information or hands-on
demonstration. Sometimes, though, the “soft” approach isn’t sufficient.
Tom Tobin, an Ohio fundraising professional and AccessWorld reader, recalls
a time when medical professionals had to be dismissed because there was
such a lack of respect. When he was having his insulin pump installed over
20 years ago, the attending physician showed such a lack of regard for the
patient’s ability to manage and understand his own diabetes that Tom fired
him and found another.
That Mind-Body Connection
Every stress-filled example readers have shared with me struck at least one
chord with my own experience. From not knowing food was in the room when
you are starving, to missing the printed information shouting at you from
all directions, to being a visitor and finding the elevator buttons do not
have braille on them–each minor frustration interferes with wellness.
Healing the body is assisted or hindered by the patient’s state of mind,
and when a patient feels discounted or ignored due to low vision or
blindness, the quality of their care is diminished.
So … what can we do to make interactions with medical facilities more
acceptable?
Advocate, Advocate, Advocate
One thing most of us as visually impaired people can do is talk! I was so
unprepared for what happened when first transferred from the Florida
hospital to the short-term rehab facility that I was temporarily
traumatized. I was delivered, via wheelchair, to a room and left. No
orientation or familiarization. No assurance of someone coming back in some
amount of time. I had no idea where my belongings were, where the call
light or the room phone were, or where I was! I wasn’t very strong yet nor
was I adept at propelling the wheelchair from place to place. Eventually, I
reminded myself that I could think, that I needed to be my own
cheerleader/advocate and, slowly, tentatively, began moving about the room
to explore. Suffice to say, the situation improved from there, but there
were many more moments of this variety. The longer I was there, the
stronger my conviction that I needed to depend on myself to get what I
needed. Usually, this was accomplished with a smile, but sometimes, the
gentlest among us need to get a bit tougher. Once I began exploring my
environment and getting outdoors (propelling a wheelchair without benefit
of white cane is a learning experience in its own right), my attitude
improved dramatically. My desire to get out of rehab probably expedited my
recovery!
A Little Help From Your Friends
There was a stark contrast between my hospital experience in Ohio, where I
had the support of friends, and the one in Florida, where I was pretty much
alone. If you know ahead of time that you are going to be in a hospital or
medical facility, try to line up support from family and friends in
advance. Even a casual friend or acquaintance will look out for your
individual needs more than relying exclusively on staff who have dozens of
other patients needing attention.
Use Your Technology
I kept my iPhone with me at all times and usually my laptop or braille
notetaker as well. This kind of technology can serve as tangible evidence
that you are more like than unlike the medical staff with whom you are
interacting. Asking about any technology in the room was beneficial, too. As
the Irwins pointed out, once they found someone willing to provide a
verbal/tactile tour of the remote, they were able to enjoy TV shows and
thus connect in another way with staff as well.
Explain Those Techniques
When I began using a walker in physical therapy, I asked when I could use it
on my own time, in order to build strength and practice. For several days,
my request was denied. Finally, I realized it was blindness related. The
therapist was afraid to allow me to practice walking without assistance for
fear I would crash into a wall or trip over a chair. Patiently, tediously, I
explained how I navigate a familiar environment. I had to demonstrate
repeatedly–“I touch the wall to confirm my location …” and “I touch the
door frame before turning to confirm that I am allowing sufficient space
for the walker and me …” and so on. I found myself explaining frequently
about muscle memory and echolocation, but the payoff was improved
interaction with medical professionals and decisions based on recovery
rather than misconceptions about blindness.
Use Your Power
You or your insurance company is paying for your care. If the care is
compromised by misunderstandings about your ability as a person who is
blind, change it. If your cellular service was inadequate, you would change
companies. If a medical situation becomes absolutely untenable, change it
as well.
Rx Round-up
Being in a medical facility where others control many of your simplest
activities is stressful for everyone. Adding blindness to the mix increases
confusion on both sides: the patient with the visual impairment needs
additional information and the medical professional often come to the
bedside with ill-conceived notions of a blind patient’s capabilities. There
is a profound need for training in these facilities. Perhaps some readers
will pick up this challenge and initiate trainings in their communities. In
the meantime, be your own advocate, take a friend or family member if
possible, and depend on your technology to keep you connected and help
bridge the gap between you and your medical team.
Source:
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw180703

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News roundup of the week

Good day! It’s your Sterling Creations business desk team and we are
delighted to share the following Google headlines with you.
These headlines have been especially gathered for you to help you get a
snapshot of various important topics and subjects vying for our attention
today.
Enjoy and have a great day!

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Weekly news roundup

1. rt #info 8 tips to stay healthy during the Christmas season
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/your-health-your-wealth/8-tips-to-stay-healthy-during-the-christmas-season_118163?profile=1373

2. rt #news Digital Out of Home Market Size, Forthcoming Developments,
Business Opportunities, Market

Digital Out of Home Market Size, Forthcoming Developments, Business Opportunities, Market Upside and Future Investments

3. rt #alert Changing of guard in sight for city’s first responders
http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/local_governments/walla_walla/changing-of-guard-in-sight-for-city-s-first-responders/article_dd79a202-d243-11e7-ac00-b7698130198d.html

4. rt #news Danish pump giant sees plenty of business opportunity in Sri
Lanka
http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Danish-pump-giant-sees-plenty-of-business-opportunity-in-Sri-Lanka-141124.html

5. rt #news Canada’s Aging Population To Put The Squeeze On Governments,
Young Workers: Report
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/11/24/canadas-aging-population-to-put-the-squeeze-on-governments-young-workers-report_a_23287578/

6. rt #news WA City Eyes ‘Baby Boomer Effect’ on First Responders
http://www.firehouse.com/news/12383213/walla-walla-wa-police-firefighters-baby-boomer-turnover-firefighter-news

7. rt #news HKTDC to Hold Four Events Next Month to Help SMEs Prepare for
the Future
http://www.asiaone.com/business/hktdc-hold-four-events-next-month-help-smes-prepare-future

8. rt #alert No company is immune: How to protect your small business from a
cyber attack
No company is immune: How to protect your small business from a cyber attack

9. rt #news Co-Living Startup Ollie Draws Aging Baby Boomers
https://seniorhousingnews.com/2017/11/27/co-living-startup-ollie-draws-aging-baby-boomers/

10. rt #info Office Perks Already old fashion? 80 Percent of Active Job
Seekers Would Sacrifice Amenities for a Job
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171128005297/en/Office-Perks-Pass%C3%A9-80-Percent-Active-Job

11. rt #news Lack of affordable housing, skilled workers and expanded
healthcare services identified in report

Lack of affordable housing, skilled workers and expanded healthcare services identified in report

12. rt #news Google bus brings online security tips to Rotherham
http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,google-bus-brings-online-security-tips-to-rotherham_24743.htm

13. rt #alert Inspire212 urges businesses to implement 5 ‘Must Haves’ for
young businesses
https://www.journalism.co.uk/press-releases/inspire212-urges-businesses-to-implement-5-must-haves-for-young-businesses–/s66/a713887/

14. rt #news Global Entrepreneurship Summit Addresses Gender Bias,
Opportunities for Women
https://www.voanews.com/a/global-entrepreneurship-summit-gender-bias-opportunities-women/4142121.html

15. rt #news Job growth, not unemployment rate, to blame for help wanted
signs
http://www.timesbulletin.com/Content/News/News/Article/Job-growth-not-unemployment-rate-to-blame-for-help-wanted-signs/2/4/212904

16. rt # How Young Retirement Advisors Are Doing It Right
https://401kspecialistmag.com/young-retirement-advisors-right/#.WiCSd3mEi2w

17. rt #alert Are home security cameras ready for business use?
https://www.csoonline.com/article/3238465/physical-security/are-home-security-cameras-ready-for-business-use.html

18. rt #info Why women deserve more than a third of opportunities
http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/news/Why-women-deserve-more-than-a-third-of-opportunities/539546-4210090-xcdd1mz/

19. rt #news Growing Number Of Seniors In Canada Continuing To Work
Full-Time: Census Data
https://www.baystreet.ca/economiccommentary/2031/Growing-Number-Of-Seniors-In-Canada-Continuing-To-Work-Full-Time-Census-Data

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News roundup of the week

Good day! It’s your Sterling Creations business desk team and we are
delighted to share the following Google headlines with you.
These headlines have been especially gathered for you to help you get a
snapshot of various important topics and subjects vying for our attention
today.
Enjoy and have a great day!

+++++++++++++++

Weekly news roundup

1. rt #info 8 tips to stay healthy during the Christmas season
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/your-health-your-wealth/8-tips-to-stay-healthy-during-the-christmas-season_118163?profile=1373

2. rt #news Digital Out of Home Market Size, Forthcoming Developments,
Business Opportunities, Market

Digital Out of Home Market Size, Forthcoming Developments, Business Opportunities, Market Upside and Future Investments

3. rt #alert Changing of guard in sight for city’s first responders
http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/local_governments/walla_walla/changing-of-guard-in-sight-for-city-s-first-responders/article_dd79a202-d243-11e7-ac00-b7698130198d.html

4. rt #news Danish pump giant sees plenty of business opportunity in Sri
Lanka
http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Danish-pump-giant-sees-plenty-of-business-opportunity-in-Sri-Lanka-141124.html

5. rt #news Canada’s Aging Population To Put The Squeeze On Governments,
Young Workers: Report
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/11/24/canadas-aging-population-to-put-the-squeeze-on-governments-young-workers-report_a_23287578/

6. rt #news WA City Eyes ‘Baby Boomer Effect’ on First Responders
http://www.firehouse.com/news/12383213/walla-walla-wa-police-firefighters-baby-boomer-turnover-firefighter-news

7. rt #news HKTDC to Hold Four Events Next Month to Help SMEs Prepare for
the Future
http://www.asiaone.com/business/hktdc-hold-four-events-next-month-help-smes-prepare-future

8. rt #alert No company is immune: How to protect your small business from a
cyber attack
No company is immune: How to protect your small business from a cyber attack

9. rt #news Co-Living Startup Ollie Draws Aging Baby Boomers
https://seniorhousingnews.com/2017/11/27/co-living-startup-ollie-draws-aging-baby-boomers/

10. rt #info Office Perks Already old fashion? 80 Percent of Active Job
Seekers Would Sacrifice Amenities for a Job
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171128005297/en/Office-Perks-Pass%C3%A9-80-Percent-Active-Job

11. rt #news Lack of affordable housing, skilled workers and expanded
healthcare services identified in report

Lack of affordable housing, skilled workers and expanded healthcare services identified in report

12. rt #news Google bus brings online security tips to Rotherham
http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,google-bus-brings-online-security-tips-to-rotherham_24743.htm

13. rt #alert Inspire212 urges businesses to implement 5 ‘Must Haves’ for
young businesses
https://www.journalism.co.uk/press-releases/inspire212-urges-businesses-to-implement-5-must-haves-for-young-businesses–/s66/a713887/

14. rt #news Global Entrepreneurship Summit Addresses Gender Bias,
Opportunities for Women
https://www.voanews.com/a/global-entrepreneurship-summit-gender-bias-opportunities-women/4142121.html

15. rt #news Job growth, not unemployment rate, to blame for help wanted
signs
http://www.timesbulletin.com/Content/News/News/Article/Job-growth-not-unemployment-rate-to-blame-for-help-wanted-signs/2/4/212904

16. rt # How Young Retirement Advisors Are Doing It Right
https://401kspecialistmag.com/young-retirement-advisors-right/#.WiCSd3mEi2w

17. rt #alert Are home security cameras ready for business use?
https://www.csoonline.com/article/3238465/physical-security/are-home-security-cameras-ready-for-business-use.html

18. rt #info Why women deserve more than a third of opportunities
http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/news/Why-women-deserve-more-than-a-third-of-opportunities/539546-4210090-xcdd1mz/

19. rt #news Growing Number Of Seniors In Canada Continuing To Work
Full-Time: Census Data
https://www.baystreet.ca/economiccommentary/2031/Growing-Number-Of-Seniors-In-Canada-Continuing-To-Work-Full-Time-Census-Data

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Helpful tips for December 2017

Hello there and welcome to our monthly feature of all kinds of tips.
We at the business desk are pleased to bring you our monthly feature of a
plethora of tips that cover a wide range of topics.
All of our tips are designed to help you save time, cut down on your
research, and help you get ahead.
So go ahead and read on.
This week we bring you our monthly tips.
It’s what we do for a living! We help you to help yourself!
Enjoy!
From the business desk team at http://www.sterlingcreations.com.
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld

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Helpful tips for december 2017

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
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General tips
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca

With the flu season well on the way, just these reminders:
Wash your hands every time you return home.
Remember to sneeze into your elbow.
Cover your mouth every time your cough.
Drink lots of liquids and rest plenty if you fel the flu symptoms coming on.

The importance of water?
Drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of this natural liquid each day.
Among other things, it helps to flush out your kidneys and moves those
infectious germs along and out of your body.

Here is a quick way to warm up after coming in from outdoors:
Turn on your tap and move it to the hot water.
Then stick your hands in for a few minutes.
Presto! All warm now!

Another tip for staying warm:
Keep your fingers, feet, and head warmly protected.

It is often asked if a plane can take off without a passenger?
Well, here are some thoughts for you.
As long as your luggage has been checked in the hole you will probably not
be left behind if you are late.
Almost all airlines do a head count before take off and if you are not
accounted for then you are paged and sought until your presence is resolved.

Some of the most popular gifts for Christmas and the holiday season?
Believe it or not it is gift certificates.

Okay, and here is a late turkey tip for you if you’re thinking of deep
frying your bird:
Make sure that it is completely thawed.
Remember that oil and water do not go together
So this means that your bird must be completely thawed
Use gloves and mask when cooking.

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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

My Top Five Favorite Homemade Cleaning Solutions

If there’s one place in your household spending that you can really cut the
cost, it’s household cleaners. The cost of most home cleaning products is
getting outrageous. While I don’t advocate throwing out what you may have
accumulated, I do recommend that in the future you consider making your own
cleaning products from ingredients that are downright cheap.

While I have many recipes, tricks and strategies, today these are my top
five favorites!

*TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER.

Materials: Blue Dawn, 32 or 16 ounce spray bottle, and plain white
vinegar.

Instructions:

1. Pour one cup blue Dawn into a 32-ounce spray bottle (1/2 cup Dawn if
you are using a 16-ounce bottle; 1/3 cup for a 12-ounce

bottle).

2. Fill the bottle the rest of the way with plain white vinegar. Apply
sprayer top.

3. shake gently to mix.

4. Label bottle.

5. To use: Spray liberally on the areas to be cleaned-tub or shower walls,
doors, floor, fixtures.

6. Allow to sit from 30 minutes up

to overnight, depending on the amount of soap and scum build-up. All of the
offensive gunk and grime will break down and become soft and gooey. 7.
Simply rinse it away.

8. For especially challenging situations (or if this is the initial
treatment) use a sponge or brush to gently scrub the surfaces before
rinsing. To maintain: Spray down the walls and floor of the tub/shower once
a week. Rinse. Admire.

*TOILET CLEANER:

materials: One cup baking soda, 1 cup white vinegar. To

Instructions:

1. First remove the water from the toilet bowl by reaching down behind the
toilet and turning off the water input valve. This is easy. Just turn the
handle clockwise until it will no longer

turn. Now flush the toilet once or twice or until all of the water
disappears.

(Because you turned the input off, no water will fill the tank.) ‘2.
Sprinkle the baking

soda all around the inside of the toilet bowl.

3. Next pour or spray the plain white distilled vinegar into the bowl.
You’ll get a little bubbling show and even a popping

sound. Great! That’s the reaction you want.

4. Using a good toilet brush, scrub it

down including under the rim.

5. Last, turn the inlet valve back on by turning it

counterclockwise until it stops turning. The toilet tank will fill. Flush to
rinse. Repeat

as necessary. You’ve just cleaned, scoured, deodorized that toilet and also
removed mildew and odors.

*GRANITE CLEANER:

Materials: 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (vodka, or gin are good

Substitutes), 16-oz. spray bottle, 3 drops blue Dawn, and finally 5 drops
essential oil

Instructions:

1. Pour 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (vodka, or gin are good

substitutes) into a 16-oz. spray bottle.

2. Add 3 drops blue Dawn dishwashing liquid

and 5 drops essential oil (optional, but makes it smell great).

3. Add 2 cups water to

4. fill the bottle.

5. Label and keep out of reach of children.

6. Shake to mix. Label the

bottle.

7. From now on, use this cleaner to keep your granite countertops
beautifully clean and shiny without wrecking the sealant or causing any harm
to the granite.

Note: Any size spray bottle will work. Simply adjust the proportions to

accommodate.

*BATHROOM CLEANER.

Materials: This is heavy-duty and will sanitize as well as clean

bathroom counters, floors, sink, glass and mirrors.

Items needed include: one clean spray bottle, rubbing alcohol, white
vinegar

Instructions:

1. Get a clean spray bottle. Fill it

halfway with rubbing alcohol;

2. Fill the rest of the way to the top with white vinegar.

3. Label the bottle. The ratio is 50/50 rubbing alcohol to white vinegar no
matter the size of the container. The great thing about this cleaner-no
rinsing required.

4. Simply spray, scrub with a sponge or cloth and wipe clean.

*WOOD AND LAMINATE FLOOR CLEANER.

Materials needed: One part alcohol (rubbing alcohol is

cheap and available in any supermarket or drug store), distilled water, plus
a few drops blue Dawn dishwashing liquid, a spray bottle and finally a
microfiber cleaning pad.

Optional, a large surface mop with even bigger detachable microfiber
cleaning pad.

Instructions:

1. Mix One part alcohol to four parts distilled water

plus a few drops blue Dawn dishwashing liquid.

2. Mix this up in a spray bottle each

time you clean the floors. Or if you make it up ahead, be sure to label it
well and keep it out of the reach of children. To use: Sweep or vacuum the
floor.

3. spray the cleaner in a small area, and scrub well with a cloth or sponge
and immediately wipe the

area dry with a microfiber cloth.

4. The secret is to spray, scrub and wipe dry

immediately. If you do not want to do this on your hands and knees, I
recommend this Hardwood Floor Spray Mop for both wood and laminate floors.
It sprays the

cleaner from its removable bottle that lets you make your own cleaner; a
large surface mop with even bigger detachable microfiber cleaning pad that
swivels for really easy handling. This mop makes scrubbing wood and laminate
floors a breeze.

—From Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate blog, comment!

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Three Generic Cleaners Same as Brand Names but
Way Cheaper

By Mary Hunt

Most people are well familiar with the term “generic” when it comes to
drugs, a term referring to any drug marketed under its chemical name without
all the fancy packaging and advertising. We know that by law, for a
medication to be labeled as “generic” for a name branded prescription, it
must be chemically identical to its branded cousin.

Today I want to offer you cheap generic alternatives for these three popular
cleaning products-Bar Keepers Friend, Super Washing Soda and
OxiClean.

BAR KEEPERS FRIEND. It’s been years since I learned about oxalic acid.
Sounds scary doesn’t it? Like something in the chemistry lab that could blow
any second. Relax. It’s not what you might think. In fact, if you look on
the back of a can of one of my favorite cleaners, Bar Keepers Friend, you’ll
read: Contains oxalic acid.

That miraculous product that costs about $5.50 for a 12-ounce can is nothing
more than generic oxalic acid. Are you familiar with Zud, another household
and garage cleaner? It too contains oxalic acid.

The minute I learned this generic fact, I went online and ordered a 5-pound
bag of oxalic acid for about $15 (price varies) and marked Bar Keepers
Friend off my shopping list forever. I keep my oxalic acid in a well-marked
little bucket that has a
tight-fitting lid. I use a pint-size mason jar with holes poked in the lid
as a dispenser. What an amazing and versatile cleaner.

ARM & HAMMER SUPER WASHING SODA. One of the ingredients in our
homemade detergent for both standard and HE washers

Super Washing Soda is not easy to find. And when you can find it, it’s
pricey-$5.50 for a 55-oz. box is typical. You can stop looking for it. Super
Washing Soda is a brand name for sodium carbonate (NOT to be confused with
sodium bicarbonate, which is baking soda).
But hang on, it’s gets even more confusing: Sodium carbonate goes by another
name as well: soda ash. It’s annoying that it has two generic names until
you discover when purchased as soda ash, it is much cheaper. Soda ash is
used in swimming pools to keep the pH balance in check. It comes in
quantities from one to hundreds of pounds. It looks, smells and feels just
like Super Washing Soda
because (ready?) it’s the same thing! Look for soda ash as you get ready to
make our homemade laundry detergent, which is fabulous and costs only about
a nickel per load to make.

OXICLEAN. Made popular by its late-night infomercials, basic Oxi-Clean is a
not a laundry detergent but rather a non-chlorine bleach. It releases oxygen
to remove stains, which is evident by the bubbles it makes as the white
powder hits the water.

The active ingredient in OxiClean is a generic white powder substance called
sodium percarbonate. Generic sodium percarbonate is not diluted,
unlike OxiClean, which is only about half sodium percarbonate with balance
filled in with soda ash (see above) and inert fillers.

Since sodium percarbonate is highly concentrated, where you would use 1/2
cup of OxiClean in your laundry, you would substitute with only 2
tablespoons of its generic, sodium percarbonate.

Sodium percarbonate is really cool stuff. It is a highly concentrated powder
that releases hydrogen peroxide. It is easy to use for cleaning, stain
removal, and laundry. Mixing it with water activates it. Sodium percarbonate
has a long shelf life as long as it remains dry.

Sodium percarbonate is best when used with HOT water-such as mixed into the
cleaning solution in a carpet cleaning machine. It is great for cleaning and
disinfecting things like the cat box, the birdbath, bedpans. Mix sodium
percarbonate in hot water, fill your (empty) cat box or birdbath or bedpan,
and give it time to soak. Just like hydrogen peroxide, sodium percarbonate
needs to have time to do its work. Two tablespoons is enough to clean a
whole cat box (filled with
water), or a whole birdbath (filled with water). Just make sure you use hot
water.

Mix sodium percarbonate into a thick paste to use on light colored tile
grout. Let it sit and it will bleach out any stains.

If you think of sodium percarbonate as an alternative form of hydrogen
peroxide, that pretty much covers it. It can be used for most of what
hydrogen peroxide is used for, bearing in mind it is a very concentrated
powder.

the only precaution I would give you is that you may be tempted to use too
much sodium percarbonate. It’s easy to sprinkle some on a stain and scrub it
in, when a much less concentrated form would likely do the trick. Go easy
and you’ll be happy with the results.

Bonus: Sodium percarbonate the product you want handy if you need to remove
the orange mystery stains left by avobenzone, which is the active ingredient
in nearly every sunscreen product. Just make sure you treat that stain
before it goes into the clothes dryer, which will set it for all eternity.

All three generics-five pound bag of oxalic acid,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GJUT9X4/everydaycheapskate-20

soda ash
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0009IG1CO/everydaycheapskate-20

and sodium percarbonate-
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are available for purchase. Click on the linked words to order them online.
Or if available in your area, check your local pool supply and janitorial
supply stores.

Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate blog
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From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
Tips on identifying your suitcase

For a blind person, it is vitally important to be able to describe your
suitcase to the one rendering assistance to you at an airport, train
station, or hotel lobby. Just remember now that some of the most common
colors for suitcases are almost always black, brown, or navy blue. So the
trick would be for you to be able to place a defining mark on your suitcase.

For me, each time I travel I am very sure to memorize the description of my
suitcase. Color, size, type, and yes! I almost always place some sort of
defining identification on it. For example, my initials in large gold
letters. There is nothing worse than not being able to fully describe one’s
suitcase to the one helping you.

I have found myself stuck in such a situation from time to time but I am
happy to report that on the whole I manage to stay away from this pitfall.
I also tell my sighted assistant that the lock to my suitcase can be seen
sitting atop the suitcase close to the handle.

The more that I can do to help out when it comes to making things easier for
sighted help the better and more pleasant my trip will be.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

To learn more about me, visit
http://www.donnajodhan.com
On your next trip you could enrich your down time with some of my audio
mysteries. Take them with you wherever you go!
In the car, on the plane, on the bus or train, at the beach, anywhere!
Affordable, portable, (computer or i device) and you could either purchase
or Subscribe for unlimited access to my library at
www.donnajodhan.com/store.html
and you can now take advantage of our free downloads here.

If you enjoy podcasts then check out my weekly one called take another 5!
From recipes to apps, and from mystery moment to tips for entrepreneur and
scam alerts!
Available for download at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and at author_jodhan
And like me on Facebook at
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Top article of the week – Exploring and Using Apple AirPods Cordless Bluetooth Earbuds

Hello there and welcome to our weekly feature titled top article of the
week.
Especially chosen for you, these articles will help you to keep up to date
with current trends plus a lot more.
Enjoy!

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Exploring and Using Apple AirPods Cordless Bluetooth Earbuds
After much anticipation, Apple released their cordless Bluetooth earbuds,
called AirPods, in late 2016. Initial reviews were mixed: some said they
didn’t sound better than the standard corded earbuds that come with Apple
products. Others were extremely happy with the sound, ease of use, Siri
accessibility, and comfort level. I agree with these positive reviewers and,
apparently, so do many other people, since AirPods are selling very well
and there is usually a wait to get them.
Using Bluetooth to Cut the Cord
It has always been a hassle to use earbuds with their tangle-prone cords.
AirPods solve that problem by using radio waves instead of cables to
connect.
What’s in the Box
The box itself is approximately 4 inches square and the top lifts off. On
top is a tactile version of the AirPods in side profile. AirPods feel like
standard earbuds minus the connecting wire. Inside the box are two AirPods,
a charging case, and a Lightning to USB cable. Printed documentation is
included.
Charging Case
The charging case measures 1.74 by 0.84 by 2.11 inches, weighs 1.34 ounces,
and feels like a dental floss box. On the front side of the case, near the
top, is a lid that flips up. It is magnetic and closes easily. On the back
of the case is a small pairing button, used to pair the Apple TV and
non-Apple devices with the earbuds. On the bottom of the case is the
charging port.
AirPods arrive in the charging case. Inside the case are two magnetic holes
for the AirPods. There is only one way for them to fit. You use the case to
charge your AirPods.
AirPods
Each AirPod has a part that goes into your ear and a small stem that hangs
down.
Each AirPod is 0.65 by 0.71 by 1.59 inches and weighs 0.14 ounces. They
contain Apple’s proprietary W1 chip. Each AirPod contains Dual beamforming
microphones, dual optical sensors, and a speech-detecting accelerometer.
AirPods fit only one way in their case. In your ear, the hole in each AirPod
faces forward. Therefore, there is a designated right and left AirPod.
Lightning to USB Cable
The Lightning to USB cable arrives from Apple under the plastic insert in
the shipping box. If using one of the new MacBooks with USB-3 ports, you
will need an adaptor. An AC wall-charging cube is not included.
System Requirements
iOS 10 or later is required for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Mac
computers require macOS Sierra or later. The Apple Watch requires watchOS 3
or later. AirPods can be used with the 4th generation Apple TV, but the
pairing process is a little different that it is for newer models. AirPods
also can be paired with non-Apple devices.
Battery Life
According to Apple, AirPods get up to five hours listening time or two hours
talk time. The AirPod case itself contains a battery that charges the
AirPods. With the case fully charged it is possible to get 24 hours
listening time and 11 hours talk time. After a 15-minute charge in the case,
you can get up to three hours listening time or one-hour talk time. When
the AirPods’ battery charge is low, you will hear a descending sound. It
will repeat just before the AirPods turn off due to lack of battery power.
There is no audio clue that the case charge is low; you have to check the
battery level manually.
Siri
Siri can be accessed on your AirPods if they are paired with an iOS device,
Mac, or Apple Watch. As of May 2017, Siri is not available with Apple TV.
How to use Siri will be discussed later in this article.
Pairing
Before using your AirPods, they need to be paired with a device. You need to
pair them only once. If you have devices in your iCloud account, the
AirPods will have access to all. You can use one AirPod at a time.
Pairing with the iPhone
Pair the AirPods with an iPhone by placing the charging case, with AirPods
inside, next to the phone. Make sure the AirPods are charged before doing
so. Open the lid on the case and keep it open. A dialogue box will come up
asking if you want to pair the AirPods with your phone. Make your
selection.
Once paired, when you put the AirPods in your ears, you will hear a one-note
tone and sound will be routed to them automatically. If listening to
content such as music or an audiobook, play will stop as soon as one AirPod
is removed from your ear. It will start again when the AirPod is replaced.
If you are wearing two AirPods and take one out, play will stop. If you are
wearing one AirPod and you take it out, play will stop.
Once your AirPods are paired with your iPhone, you can use VoiceOver to
check battery power. With the case near your phone, open the lid and a
dialogue will appear on the screen. It will show the charge for both the
AirPods and the charging case. Flicking around the screen to read the
dialogue does not always work. Slide your finger around the bottom half to
access the information. When the Lightning charging cable is in the case,
the dialogue will say that the case is charging. Close the dialogue by
closing the lid of the charging case.
Another way to check the charge is on the Today screen. Information is under
the Battery heading.
Settings
To access all Settings options, your AirPods must be either in their case
with the lid open or out of the case either in your ears or near the
iPhone. Settings for AirPods are found in the Bluetooth section of the
phone. Go to Settings > Bluetooth. Under the My Devices heading is a list of
all your Bluetooth devices. Find your AirPods in the list.
Flick right to the More Info button and select it. The first option is a
Disconnect button followed by a button labeled Forget This Device. The next
control is a button that is to the right of your AirPods’ name. Selecting
the button will open an edit box for a new name.
Next are three options for choosing what happens when you do a one-finger
double-tap near the top of an AirPod. They are: Siri, Play/Pause, and Off.
The next control is a toggle for automatic ear detection. When on, content
will be transferred automatically to the AirPods as soon as they are in
your ears.
Use the final control for choosing whether only one AirPod has the
microphone or whether both sides have it. The options are Automatically
Switch AirPods, Always Left AirPod, and Always Right AirPod. Since they are
beam microphones, it is not necessary to speak loudly.
Connecting your AirPods to other Apple Devices
If you want to switch between Apple devices, you will need to go into the
device’s Bluetooth settings. For example, I was using AirPods with my Mac
and disconnected them when I was done. When I used the AirPods again, they
automatically started working with my Mac. To use them with my iPhone, I
went into my Mac’s Bluetooth settings, disconnected them from the Mac, and
connected them to the iPhone.
AirPods and the Mac
Connect AirPods to your Mac by going to Menu Extras and selecting Bluetooth.
Look for the AirPods in the Devices list. From there, use the Right Arrow
or VO + Right Arrow to get to Connect and select it. You can check battery
level by going back into the Bluetooth menu and selecting the AirPods. This
time, Right Arrow to Disconnect but do not select it. VO + Down Arrow and
you will hear the battery level of your AirPods.
When listening to audio content such as iTunes, removing one AirPod or
pressing the Spacebar will stop the music. Putting the AirPod back in your
ear or pressing the Spacebar again will start the music. Taking both
AirPods out of your ears will cause sound to come from the computer’s
speakers. Putting the AirPods back into your ears will route sound back to
the AirPods.
AirPods and the Apple Watch
The Apple Watch also works with AirPods. Go to the Control Center on your
watch and select Air Play. Your watch is already automatically selected. If
not, select it from the Air Play list. Flick down and there will be a
button for selecting your AirPods. Select it and your Apple Watch’s sound
will come through your AirPods.
Using AirPods with Apple TV
Pairing AirPods with Apple TV is different than pairing with other Apple
devices. Start by selecting Settings/Bluetooth/Remotes & Devices/Bluetooth.
Find your AirPods in the list. On the back of the charging case is a small
button. Hold it down for a couple of seconds. Then, without letting go of
the button, select your AirPods with the remote. You can then release the
button. Siri does not work with AirPods paired with Apple TV, but you still
have access via the remote.
Find My AirPods
The Find My iPhone app can help you find your AirPods unless they are out of
range or in their case. Select your AirPods from the list of devices in
Find My AirPods. When the next screen loads, tap the Actions button, which
is located above the home button. On the next screen, select the Play Sound
button that is above the home button but slightly to the right. The AirPods
will play a sound for two minutes. When they are located, pick them up or
put them in their case, and in a few seconds the sound will stop. I found
that VoiceOver took a few seconds to start working after the sound stopped.
The Bottom Line
AirPods are well worth the investment; they are comfortable, convenient, and
provide very good sound. Once paired with one of your devices, they can
easily be connected to all the iOS and macOS devices on your same iCloud
account. You can buy one AirPod if you lose one. This is actually my second
pair of AirPods. My guide dog chewed one of my AirPods and I left the other
one in a hotel room when I attended a conference. For me, it was definitely
worth purchasing a second pair.
Product Information
Product: Apple AirPods
https://www.apple.com/airpods/
Cost: $159 per pair; $69 for a single replacement
Author: Janet Ingber

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News round up of the week- great things to read

Good day! It’s your Sterling Creations business desk team and we are
delighted to share the following Google headlines with you.
These headlines have been especially gathered for you to help you get a
snapshot of various important topics and subjects vying for our attention
today.
Enjoy and have a great day!

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Weekly news roundup

1. rt #news Inaugural CyberHub Summit Featured International Cybersecurity
Experts Providing Real … – import to know
https://nbherard.com/business/inaugural-cyberhub-summit-featured-international-cybersecurity-experts-providing-real-solutions-tips-for-small-to-mid-size-companies/21624

2. rt #newsflash Eat Like An Angel: The Diet That the Victoria’s Secret
Models Swear By – great info to share
http://www.instyle.com/beauty/health-fitness/victorias-secret-angels-diet

3. rt #info Health Tips: Suggestions for Maintaining Good Health!- we need
to pay more attention

Health Tips: Suggestions for Maintaining Good Health!

4. rt #newsflash EDITORIAL: Encore! Encore! Ready to start a new career? –
important item
http://www.gvnews.com/opinion/editorial-encore-encore-ready-to-start-a-new-career/article_8a4d69c4-cc94-11e7-b7e3-b7854c819f6f.html

5. rt #info OPINION: Keeping Millennials, Generations X and Y, and Baby
Boomers happy – good to know
https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/opinion/opinion-keeping-millennials-generations-x-and-y-and-baby-boomers-happy-12035222

6. rt #news How courts bridge the language gap – great info
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/nov/20/how-courts-bridge-the-language-gap/

7. rt #alert INVESTIGATOR | Doctor risks career to blow whistle on medical
fraud – good for the doctor
http://www.wkyc.com/news/investigations/investigator-doctor-risks-career-to-blow-whistle-on-medical-fraud/493434056

8. rt #alert Surelock Homes: picking the brains of our brand campaign
locksmith – a great idea
https://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge/articles/2017/11/surelock-homes-picking-the-brains-of-our-brand-campaign-locksmith/

9. rt #news Internet of Things to drive the digital transformation of
government and businesses in Vietnam – opportunities for the taking
http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Internet-of-Things-to-drive-the-digital-transformation-of-government-and-businesses-in-Vietnam-1008874954

10. rt # RealtyMogul Wins Gold in 2017 Stevie® Awards for Women in
Business – Congrats!
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171120005420/en/RealtyMogul-Wins-Gold-2017-Stevie%C2%AE-Awards-Women

11. rt #info Love Living at Home Turns One – you need to read more
http://www.ithaca.com/living/prime_times/love-living-at-home-turns-one/article_713964ee-cedb-11e7-8236-b7b2fda9680a.html

12. rt #alert Cyber security expert shares tips for staying safe online –
let’s pay attention
http://www.alaskastar.com/2017-11-21/cyber-security-expert-shares-tips-staying-safe-online#.WhVPBHmEi2w

13. rt #news Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2017
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/speeches/2017/sustainable-development-2017/

14. rt #alert Innovation in social care presents business opportunities at
home and abroad
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/innovation-in-social-care-presents-business-opportunities-at-home-and-abroad-qc8rvm2k0

15. rt #news Almost Instant Offline Translation Device For Ease of Travel
https://udaipurkiran.com/almost-instant-offline-translation-device-for-ease-of-travel/

16. rt #news Baby Boomer Retirement Means Now’s the Time for Worker-Owned
Businesses
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/baby-boomer-retirement-worker-owned-businesses

17. rt #alert CMS expands value-based Medicare Advantage project to 25
states
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171122/NEWS/171129958/cms-expands-value-based-medicare-advantage-project-to-25-states

18. rt #alert Fraud can ruin a small business: Follow these tips from an
Austin expert to avoid devastating …
https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2017/11/22/fraud-can-ruin-a-small-business-follow-these-tips.html

19. rt #alert Ten tips to protect your small business from hackers: Be safe,
as cyber crime rockets and open …
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/smallbusiness/article-5092751/Top-10-tips-safe-online-hackers.html

20. rt #info Trim back for the festivities with these Christmas fitness tips
http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandlife/dietandfitness/trim-back-for-the-festivities-with-these-christmas-fitness-tips-463337.html

21. rt #news DHgate Partners with Premier of Ontario, Canada to Boost Women
Entrepreneurship in Digital Trade
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171124005129/en/DHgate-Partners-Premier-Ontario-Canada-Boost-Women

22. rt #news Older workers bring opportunities — but businesses need to know
how to bring them to the fore
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Top article of the week – “fda resumes testing foods for weed killer, safety questions grow”

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week.
Especially chosen for you, these articles will help you to keep up to date
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“fda resumes testing foods for weed killer, safety questions grow”
“fda resumes testing foods for weed killer, safety questions grow”
“the food and drug administration (fda) has resumed its first-ever endeavor
to evaluate how much of a controversial chemical is making its way into the
u.s. food supply. and the tests can’t come soon enough as safety
concerns about the herbicide known as glyphosate grow.
the fda, the nation’s chief food safety regulator, launched what it calls a
‘special assignment’ last year to analyze certain foods for glyphosate
residues after the agency was criticized by the u.s. government
accountability
office for failing to include glyphosate in annual testing programs that
look for many less-used pesticides in foods. but the agency scuttled the
testing after only a few months amid disagreement and difficulties with
establishing a standard methodology to use across the agency’s multiple
u.s. laboratories, according to fda sources.
many observers suspected the suspension might be politically motivated
because it came after one fda chemist found glyphosate in several samples
of u.s. honey and oatmeal products, including baby food. as well, private
organizations have detected glyphosate residues in an array of food
products. in april the canadian food inspection agency reported that it
found glyphosate residues – mostly in small amounts – in roughly 30 percent
of foods it
tested. the u.s. department of agriculture had intended to start testing
some food samples for glyphosate in april of this year, agency documents
obtained through freedom of information act requests show. but the agency
decided to abandon that plan.”
author: carey gillam writer for huff post/u.s.
right to know june 7, 2017.
http://www.sej.org/headlines/fda-resumes-testing-foods-weed-killer-safety-questions-grow

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News roundup of the week

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News roundup of the week

1. rt #newsflash Natural Weight-Loss Tips to Help You Hit Your Goals
Safely – great time of the year for this
https://www.shape.com/weight-loss/tips-plans/natural-weight-loss-tips

2. rt # alert Effective Weight Loss Tips For Your 40s You’ve Probably Never
Heard Of – why not try it?
https://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/effective-weight-loss-tips-for-your-40s-youve-probably-never-heard-of.html/?a=viewall

3. rt #newsflash Tiny homes bringing big business for developers – learn
more here
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/tiny-homes-bringing-big-business-for-developers/article_495d7ccd-70e1-50ea-ad88-d9eb5d736f2e.html

4. rt #newsflash Silver Tsunami: Retirements put boomer-owned firms at risk
but worker ownership can help – great opportunities to ponder
http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/john-gallagher/2017/11/12/retirements-put-baby-boomer-owned-firms-risk-but-worker-ownership-can-help/844881001/5. rt #alert Five tips to prepare your business for 2018 – start early whileyou canhttp://www.dynamicbusiness.com.au/featured/five-tips-to-prepare-your-business-for-2018.html6. rt #greatinfo 6 Tips For Clear, Smooth, Glowing Skin: A HolisticNutritionist Explains – so why not?https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-a-holistic-nutritionist-keeps-her-skin-supple7. rt #newsflash Sunrise Senior Living Opens New Community in San FranciscoBay Area – terrific step forwardhttp://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171113005062/en/Sunrise-Senior-Living-Opens-New-Community-San8. rt #newsflash Avoid Horrendous Holiday Weight Gain By Following TheseEasy Tips – you have everything to gainhttps://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/avoid-horrendous-holiday-weight-gain-by-following-these-easy-tips.html/?a=viewall9. rt #info Home Nursing Bed Market: Business Opportunities, Current Trends,Market Challenges & Industry …http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/11/13/home-nursing-bed-market-business-opportunities-current-trends-market-challenges-industry-analysis-by-2023/10. rt #alert Seniors need a voice – it’s about timehttp://www.ngnews.ca/community/seniors-need-a-voice-161432/11. rt #newsflash Think Millennials Are the Only Ones Who Don’t Want to OwnStuff? Think Again – very interestinghttp://fortune.com/2017/11/13/smarter-cities-self-driving/12. rt #alert 3 Tips for Getting Through the Holidays on a Diethttps://greatist.com/live/holiday-diet-tips13. rt #alert Where Boomers Decide To Live Will Put Squeeze On EntireVermont Housing System – very interesting tiphttp://digital.vpr.net/post/where-boomers-decide-live-will-put-squeeze-entire-vermont-housing-system#stream/014. rt #newsflash Older workers, not immigration, is key to overcoming’labour shortages’ – economic newshttps://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2017/11/utilising-older-workers-not-immigration-key-overcoming-labour-shortage/15. rt #newsflash Retiring boomers offer nonprofits a great opportunity -something to considerhttps://www.cnybj.com/retiring-boomers-offer-nonprofits-a-great-opportunity/16. rt #alert 10 tips for losing weight before the festive season – good toknowhttp://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/161117/10-tips-for-losing-weight-before-the-festive-season.html17. rt #news Microsoft Translator adds 10 languages to AI powered NMT,providing “major advances in … – great progresshttps://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-translator-adds-10-languages-to-ai-powered-nmt-providing-major-advances-in-translation-quality18. rt #newsflash Here’s How Boomer Women Are Thriving In Retirement – payattentionhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/11/16/heres-how-boomer-women-are-thriving-in-retirement/#3fa9323169d819. rt #news As baby boomers retire, we need immigrants to prop up healthservices | Comment on thishttp://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/11/16/immigrants-baby-boomers-health-care/866134001/20 rt #newsflash – Why You Seriously Don’t Need to Worry About All theCalories on Thanksgiving – check it outhttp://www.health.com/weight-loss/thanksgiving-eating-advice21. rt #newsflash Hiring Older Workers Is Suddenly in Season – great newsfor retireeshttp://www.nextavenue.org/hiring-older-workers-in-season/22. rt #newsflash State service aids the blind – a long overdue actionhttp://www.fairmontsentinel.com/news/local-news/2017/11/17/state-service-aids-the-blind/

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