Some school leaders are recruiting educators from abroad to address teacher shortages and add international perspectives. Mukul Bakhshi, director of the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices, says the practice can come with some potential drawbacks.
Long-tailed macaques in Indonesia are stealing valuable items, including cash, glasses and cameras, from tourists and are forcing people to leave food and treats to get belongings returned. Primatologist Fany Brotcorne says the animals pass the skill to offspring; the behavior had been thought to be exclusive to humans.
Students across America are honoring members of the US military for Memorial Day, which is observed Monday, such as a group of sophomores from one Michigan high school who interviewed war veterans to document their stories and placed flags on graves at a military cemetery. Some Texas third-graders met veterans via their school's Adopt-a-Veteran program, while a New York sixth-grader led peers in an after-school painting project to honor the military, which he someday hopes to join.
Military personnel and veterans make excellent clients because they tend to be disciplined toward saving and because many have well-paid civilian jobs and extensive portfolios, veteran and certified financial planner Curt Sheldon says. However, advisers should tailor services to military members because their needs differ from those of other clients, Sheldon says.
Family Dollar will phase in several new private brands that will be more relevant to the retailer's shopper base and focus on offering a similar quality to national brands at a value, said Bob Sasser, CEO of Family Dollar parent Dollar Tree. Family Dollar will also remodel 250 stores this year to expand food, beverage, snack, cooler and freezer space, speed up checkout and make endcaps more productive.
Adults who were teased about their weight as teens had a twofold higher risk of developing obesity as well as increased odds of having unhealthy eating and dieting habits, according to a study in the journal Preventive Medicine. The findings, based on data involving about 1,800 adults followed for 15 years, also showed that weight-based teasing from family members was more likely to affect women than men.
Instagram has added four new goals for its ads in Stories to expand on its original objective of reach: traffic, mobile app installs, video views and conversions. Akbank, Ben and Jerry's, and Airbnb are among the brands using the ads.
Fashion brand Alice + Olivia is focused on an array of digital experiments focused on improving personalization, merchandising and mobile design, said Marianna Satanas, vice president of e-commerce. "Personalization can be a pain, but if you keep it really simple and relevant to your customers, it can be much easier to implement than you think," she said.
OWL Cybersecurity on Wednesday shared its 2017 darknet index, a ranking of companies based on data found on the darknet, which OWL says can help the companies gauge their cybersecurity efforts over time. Amazon ranked as having the biggest presence on the darknet, while tech and telecommunication companies were the most targeted, the index showed.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits plans to launch its nonbrowning biotech Arctic Golden apples in the US this fall after successful completion of a market trial. The apples were packaged in 10-ounce grab-and-go bags for the trial, and the company plans an initial commercial rollout in the Midwest.
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf talked recently about the company's strategy of airing limited series and exploring a future with short-form animation. Landgraf also discussed competing with platforms such as Netflix and series that missed the mark with viewers, saying, "It's hitting a fastball with a fraction of a second; it's something that just can't be done perfectly every time."
Bridge management systems leverage technology already deployed with building information modeling, taking advantage of big data to indicate the best kind of maintenance interventions. This makes for intelligent infrastructure and also leverages high-resolution imagery, mobile data capture and virtual and augmented reality.
Deepwater Wind and US Wind have agreed to conditions outlined by the Maryland Public Service Commission and will invest $115 million in manufacturing and port upgrades related to the development of the state's offshore wind industry, according to the companies, each of which is planning an offshore wind farm. US Wind project development director Paul Rich said it plans "to make Maryland the East Coast hub of a vibrant new industry."
Senators in both parties voiced objection to President Donald Trump's proposed budget plans to decrease funding for airport security programs while increasing passenger security fees. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., members of the appropriations subcommittee on homeland security, said they opposed Trump's plan to generate more revenue by raising the airline passenger security fee from $5.60 to $6.60 for each connecting flight.
New facials at Ireland's spas can address skin problems, such as spots or fine lines, in time for summer. For tired skin and fine lines, turn to the celebrity favorite Anne McDevitt in Dublin for the Eminence Organic Signature Facial featuring Hungarian massage techniques, hot and cold herbal masks and blackhead extraction.