The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency estimates that over 23 million Americans (age 12 and older) are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), just under 11% (2.5 million) received care at an addiction treatment facility in 2012. […]
Hong Kongers will breathe a bit more easily after July 1. That’s when container ships and cruise liners at one of the world’s busiest ports will have to switch to low-sulphur fuel. Hong Kong will be the first Asian port to make low-sulphur fuel mandatory. The switch should cut the […]
The CA drought has become more complex as statistics suggest placing blame on who uses water and how much is not cut and dried. The water used by agriculture has been shown to not be as great as 70% but more like 40% when considering water that passes through but […]
Quite possibly no area of fraudulent transfer law is as terribly misunderstood as the issue of transfers to “future creditors”. The misinformation is all over the board. Some say that the fraudulent transfer laws do not apply at all to future creditors. Others say that future creditors have to be expected […]
Garrett wants to know how long he should keep waiting after a job interview. Liz gives Garrett a post-interview plan to follow.
Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands provokes awe and envy across the world, and rightly so.
Last week I wrote about how you can make employees proud to represent your brand, and part of that has to do with your culture. Some companies create an authentic culture that works uniquely for them. When other companies try to replicate it they fail. Some successful companies have a […]
Companies as we know them today were largely started from and based on two entities. The Hudson’s Bay Company was into the business of fur trading and was founded in 1602, it grew to around 1,500 employees. The Dutch East India Company was into trade and was also founded in 1602 […]
In the immediate aftermath of yesterday's destructive Nepal earthquake, which has led to hundreds of aftershocks and a constantly rising death toll, currently exceeding 2000, the most visually stunning, if quite deadly, phenomenon was a massive avalanche on Mt. Everest and leading to at least 17 casualties, including a Google executive, and 61 injured.
According to Xinhua, the avalanche began Saturday on Mount Kumori, a 7,000-meter-high mountain just a few miles from Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, gathering strength as it headed toward the base camp where climbing expeditions have been preparing to make their summit attempts in the coming weeks, he said. Numerous climbers may now be cut off on routes leading to the top of the world's highest peak.
The avalanche plowed into a part of base camp, a sprawling seasonal village of climbers, guides and porters, flattening at least 30 tents, Tshering said. All of the dead and injured were at base camp.
Terrifiyingvideo from a skier at base-camp – warning – expletive-strewn…