What I learned on my summer vacation…

first_img continue reading » I just returned from 10 days traveling aboard an RV through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons with my family. It was an off-the-grid trip that recharged my batteries and gave me enjoyable, quality time with my wife and kids. This time off also lead to several breakthrough business ideas and lessons that I thought I would share with you.1. Rip-off and Duplicate: “R&D” is a widely-used term in entrepreneurs’ organization. Instead of the traditional meaning of research and development, it stands for “rip-off and duplicate.” The idea is that, rather than trying to figure it all out on your own or reinvent the wheel (which many entrepreneurs are known to do), it’s better to find process and best practices that have proven successful (and unsuccessful) and then modify them to fit your needs and circumstances. This is exactly what my wife did in planning for our Wyoming trip. She collected itineraries from several friends who had taken the same trip before and learned what they liked and what they regretted doing/not doing. By adapting their experiences for our trip, we saved a lot of time and were able to pack in a lot of wonderful adventures in our 10 days together.Read six more insights from Robert Glazer’s summer vacation in the full version of this article on the myCUES app. Find it under “Spotlight.” 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Patchogue Man Dead After Falling Off Moving Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 21-year-old Patchogue man died after falling off of a moving vehicle that he was riding on in Farmingville over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Rafael Acosta-Lemus was riding on the trunk of a friend’s moving Volkswagen four-door sedan in a parking lot on Portion Road when slipped off and fell onto the pavement, striking his head at 1:40 a.m. Saturday.The man behind the wheel, a 20-year-old Brentwood man, was driving slowly for a short distance to a different vehicle parked within the lot at the time, police said.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Sixth Squad detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident and have not yet been interviewed to call them at 631-854-8652 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.last_img read more

FDA seeks comments on food safety plan

first_img The Bush administration released the food protection plan along with an overarching import safety plan on Nov 6. Officials proposed to revamp the nation’s food safety policies after a spate of food safety incidents, ranging from tainted domestic produce to chemical contamination of imported pet food ingredients. The call for comments was published today in the Federal Register, and a link to submit comments is available on the agency’s Web site. Electronic or written comments will be accepted through July 30, according to the Federal Register notice. Link to submit food safety plan comments The plan would give the FDA authority to order recalls of unsafe food products and give the agency more access to company records during emergencies. In some instances, companies have been slow or refused to voluntarily recall their food products when contamination or safety issues surfaced. Acheson said that since releasing the plan in November, federal officials have had several opportunities to attend food industry meetings and hear questions and concerns about the new food safety plan. “This has led to a lot of good discussions, and this has led to a more formal process,” he said of the invitation for comments. Longer-term goals include expanding laboratory capacity to speed the identification of contaminants and using new technology, such as radiofrequency tracking, to expedite recalls. The plan includes 14 broad recommendations and 50 action steps. Some are short-term goals, while others are targeted to long-term objectives. For example, in the short term, the FDA will provide safety and security certification for foreign producers, based on the product’s risk level. The plan also gives federal officials the authority to seize the assets of companies that violate food safety laws and increase civil penalties for those that violate the Consumer Product Safety Act. Apr 1, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it is seeking public and stakeholder comments on the food safety plan that it proposed in November to address concerns about foodborne illness and problems with imported products.center_img During a conference call today with stakeholders to announce the call for comments, David Acheson, MD, the FDA’s assistant commissioner for food safety, said, “The success of the plan is all built upon partnerships. This is an opportunity for people to let their voices be heard in a transparent way.” In August the FDA will host a 50-state meeting to get state and local officials more involved in discussing components of the food safety plan, Acheson said. See also: In information accompanying the FDA’s request for feedback, the agency highlighted several items it said it was most eager to hear about. For example, the agency is asking about the criteria it should use to define “high-risk” and about the benefits and limitations of accrediting third parties to perform food inspections. Nov 6, 2007, CIDRAP News story “US food safety plan calls for FDA recall power” Nov 7, 2007, CIDRAP News story “FDA food safety plan taps others for inspection help”last_img read more

Dream11, GSW vs LAL: Squads, team news and predictions

first_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US The LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers head to the Staples Center to take on the mighty Golden State Warriors. The match starts in India on Tuesday, October 15 at 08:00 AM IST. Lakers’ Anthony Davis is set to miss the game, owing to a sprain in his right thumb and is set to not feature in any of the team’s upcoming pre-season games. The former New Orleans Pelicans star was traded to the Lakers in the 2019 NBA Draft.Also Read | India Gets Its First-ever Floating Basketball Court In MumbaiThe Lakers emerged victorious in their earlier pre-season meeting with the Warriors, with LeBron and Davis guiding the Lakers to a 123-101 win in China. The Lakers couldn’t have hoped for a better start from the towering power forward, as he donned the famous purple and gold colours for the first time. The six-time NBA All-Star dominated the pre-season match-up, scoring 23 points in the first quarter, before sitting out for the rest of the game. The acquisition of Davis is widely expected to make the Los Angeles Lakers, genuine title contenders this season. The Lakers will also be hoping that he links up well with LeBron to form an All-Star duo that few teams in the NBA can boast of.Also Read | NBA Decides To Complete Its Trip To China In Complete Silence COMMENT Last Updated: 14th October, 2019 14:19 IST Dream11, GSW Vs LAL: Squads, Team News And Predictions Dream11: LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers take on the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center on Monday night. Anthony Davis misses out through injury. Davis set to miss rest of Lakers’ pre-season Davis emerged from the locker room after the game against the Brooklyn Nets in China with an ice pack taped to his hand. It is believed that the 26-year-old only has a Grade 1 sprain, while there is no ligament damage in his thumb. The Lakers are expected to know more, once they return to the United States and carry out some tests. Davis’ injury comes at an ominous time for the Lakers, with the Los Angeles side already having DeMarcus Cousins and Kyle Kuzma on the treatment table. Davis has missed a minimum of seven games in each of his seven seasons. This will mean that the LA Lakers will have to be patient with their Chicago-born star.Also Read | Media Events Cancelled In China For NBA Preseason GameDream11 predicted line-upGSW – Stephen Curry, Alec Burks, Alfonzo McKinnie, Draymond Green, Omari SpellmanLakers – D’Angelo Russell, Danny Green, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGeeAlso Read | NBA-China Rift Escalates: League Attempts To Play Balancing ActAlso Read | South Park Mocks China After NBA Apology For Hong Kong Support Tweet WATCH US LIVE First Published: 14th October, 2019 14:19 IST Colin DCunha LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more