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Food Recycling Law A Hit In San Francisco : NPR

As of Wednesday, the city is requiring residents to discard food waste in a separate bin. The food waste will be turned into compost and sold to farms and vineyards.
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Major Publishers Proclaim eBooks Represent 20% of Total Sales

Major Publishers Proclaim eBooks Represent 20% of Total Sales | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Over the course of the past few years major publishers have consistently reported that ebook sales have been declining steadily. This has resulted in a number of publishing executives to become disillusioned with the format. Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle recently stated that "Book markets have seen growth in most countries, slow, but continuous growth," Dohle said, noting that some emerging markets have seen "double-digit" growth. One contributing factor to financial stability is the re-invigoration of the print market and the now "healthy co-existence" of the print and digital markets. Overall the markets have stabilized, with print accounting for 80% of sales and digital 20%. "Who would have predicted this five years ago?" Dohle asked. "Most people would have thought it would have been the opposite." Markus also took a jab at self-published authors who merely write a word document and submit it to Amazon. "There are 50 million books available from Amazon," he said, acknowledging the growing importance of self-publishing as an avenue for authors. "Yet, while we are growing in titles, we are still thirsty of the next great story." Publishers, he went on to say, have a key role to play as curators of content. "Publishers stand for quality and perfect each product before it makes it to the market," he said." Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy also acknowledged the print renaissance. "E-books have done some pretty remarkable things," she said. "But e-books are, and always have been, just a format." Reidy proposed that while nothing "went wrong" with e-books to cause the leveling-off of their popularity, consumers most likely simply "got tired of screens." She noted that for years before e-books, publishers had been "taking pennies out of the cost of making a book," but when digital became widespread, publishers began "spending years putting value back into the book." Guillaume Dervieux, CEO of the family-owned French publishing company Albin Michel wondered if perhaps the industry expected "too much, too soon," from the e-book format, and remarked that even by the "grace of Jeff Bezos and huge discounts," such a large shift in consumer habits could not happen in such a hurry. Reidy added that she believes "very firmly" that a new version of the book based on digital delivery will come eventually, though she does not know what it might look like. "Some person who is young and grew up with the screen will come up with something that I hope we recognize," she continued. "There will be a new form of it, because there has to be." Stephen Page, CEO of U.K. publisher Faber & Faber, also mentioned the stabilization of the print market, and the lack of fear from previous years that print might be wiped out by digital. "It's more about the what than about the how," he said, referring to the importance of content over format. [adrotate banner="6"]
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Association for Women in Communications South Florida Workshop: Secrets of eBook Publishing

Association for Women in Communications South Florida Workshop: Secrets of eBook Publishing | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

The secrets of how to publish and market your eBook will be the topic of an expert panel discussion Tuesday November 14 from 6 to 8 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Deerfield Beach – Boca Raton. Panelists are scrum master Tara Husband; award winning novelist, writer and editor, Bob Brink, and Oasis Husband, a millennial published eBook author; and moderator April Klimley, founder of Klimley Communications.

This panel discussion offers you a great way to find how to jump into this low-cost publishing structure which is booming. By attending, you will learn how to publish and market your own ebooks. Plus, you'll pick up a great skill which your company will value as more and more corporations publish their own books and marketing materials.

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@AWCSF Workshop: Secrets of eBook Publishing

The secrets of how to publish and market your eBook will be the topic of an expert panel discussion Tuesday November 14 from 6 to 8 pm at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts. Panelists are scrum master Tara Husband; FAU professor and author Dr. Katherine Powell, and Oasis Husband, a millennial published eBook author.

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The Boom in eBooks May Transform Corporate Marketing

The Boom in eBooks May Transform Corporate Marketing | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
My friends and I are always arguing over eBooks: Who buys them? Who reads them? Who claims they never read them, but does? Regardless of these debates, eBooks are booming! Just look at these statistics published by Statista, the data aggregator:
20% of all American book readers take advantage of eBooks and consumer eBooks sales alone are projected ​to generate nearly 20 billion US dollars by 2018.
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AWCSF October Meetup for a Cause Honoring The Sari Center

AWCSF October Meetup for a Cause Honoring The Sari Center | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Join The Association for Women in Communications South Florida Chapter‘s October Meetup for a Cause as we honor Sari Asher Center for Integrative Cancer Care! All funds raised at the event, including ticket sales, will be donated to The Sari Asher Center for Integrative Cancer Care. 

Boca Raton Resort is a private club *RSVP IS REQUIRED* Please register on Eventbrite to be added to our guest list
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awcsf-meetup-for-a-cause-honoring-the-sari-center-tickets-39123774262

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Trucking company catches fire in SW Miami-Dade

Trucking company catches fire in SW Miami-Dade | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A trucking company has caught on fire in Southwest Miami-Dade and crews are working to get the situation under control.

Flames and thick smoke could be seen shooting from the business, Wednesday evening.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials, several trucks were on fire near the scene at Southwest 187th Avenue and 192nd Street.

Crews rushed to put out the fire with water from a canal near the scene.

The fire was initially reported to be at a medical marijuana lab, but authorities say that the fire is at the trucking company close to the facility.

A 7News viewer sent in cellphone video of the fire, showing a thick, black smoke filling the air.

Investigators said as of 10 p.m. Wednesday, no one was injured.

 
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Equifax lands $7.25m IRS fraud prevention contract despite its mammoth data breach | ZDNet

Equifax lands $7.25m IRS fraud prevention contract despite its mammoth data breach | ZDNet | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Equifax wins an uncontested contract with the IRS, even after its controversial handling of one of the worst data breaches in recent US history.
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Reverse Aging & Fight Cancer Using FDA-Approved Drugs Off-Label

We believe aging is at least partially reversible using existing therapies. There's a growing interest in transforming this into clinical reality. Ou
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Looters caught by Local 10 cameras arrested by Fort Lauderdale police

Looters caught by Local 10 cameras arrested by Fort Lauderdale police | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Despite dangerous winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Irma, several looting incidents have been reported in Fort Lauderdale.
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Association for Women in Communications South FL to host "Visual Storytelling" Workshop with Alex De Carvalho, Founder and President of Social Media Club South FL.

Association for Women in Communications South FL to host "Visual Storytelling" Workshop with Alex De Carvalho, Founder and President of Social Media Club South FL. | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Join the Association for Women in Communications South FL for an evening workshop "Visual Storytelling" with Alex De Carvalho on Tuesday, September 12th from 6 PM - 8PM at Sidewalk Chef Kitchen 6500 N.W. 12th Ave. #101, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309. 

 

Why Visual Storytelling? 

Inc.com predicts by 2018, an estimated 84% of all communications will be visual and 79% of ALL Internet traffic will be video. Every 60 seconds, 700,000 Google searches are performed. 5.3 trillion ads are shown online each year. Consumer processes 100,500 digital words daily.

 

Discover why Visual Storytelling is important in today's communications arena.Attendees will enjoy healthy bites & drinks created by Chef Shashank, founder of Sidewalk Chef Kitchen.


Seats are limited. Online tickets: $5 for members and $20 for non members.Purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awcsf-workshop-visual-storytelling-in-communications-with-alex-de-carvalho-tickets-37564740149At the door $10 for members and $25 for non members###

 

About Alex De Carvalho:
Alex De Carvalho is the founder and President of Social Media Club South Florida, a 7000+ member association of social media professionals, business and agency owners and students. He also runs BarCamp Miami, Ignite Miami, and Social Media Day South Florida, annual tech-related conferences; he is also founding member of RefreshMiami, South Florida's largest developer community. Alex serves on the Advisory Boards of FIU's School of Journalism and New Leader's Council. Alex currently manages marketing for a leading medical devices firm. Previously, he led digital and social media strategy for IBM's mainframe business. He also teaches "Global Marketing & Advertising' as part of the Masters in Global Strategic Communications at FIU - Creative Track in partnership with Miami Ad School. For more info: Twitter.com/alexdc, Facebook.com/alexdc

 

About Chef Shashank Agtey "The Sidewalk Chef":

Chef Shashank has cooked for the wealthy and famous while living and experiencing the rich cultures and diversity of South Florida. At the age of 34, he had the distinct honor of being selected to cook for President Bush Senior and President Clinton. Chef Shashank is an active participant in his community as an avid promoter for various charities in the South Florida area. He believes in giving back to his community as well as leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Chef Shashank’s cookbook and speaking engagements promote healthy habits and he sets the example for healthy living by participating in half marathons all over South Florida, “Tough Mudder” obstacle courses and “Spartan” races around the country.Chef Shashank embraces life with a “just do it” attitude, exploring every opportunity that comes his way. For more Info: Sidewalkchef.com, twitter.com/sidewalkchef, facebook.com/sidewalkchefkitchen

About Association for Women in Communications South Florida Chapter (@AWCSF):Association for Women in Communications South FL chapter connects communicators in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties, facilitating its members’ integration into the business matrix of South Florida and promoting their personal and professional advancement. Helping to cultivate the complex relationships that bridge all communications disciplines, the AWC South Florida interfaces networking and professional development to equip its members to excel in their fields. For more info: http://awcsouthflorida.org ; Twitter.com/awcsf ; Facebook.com/awcsf; Instagram.com/awcfThe National Association for Women in Communications (@AWC):

Association for Women in Communications celebrated 100 years of accelerating women communicators’ careers in 2009, cementing its position as the oldest and most comprehensive professional association in the industry. For more info: http://womcom.org ; Facebook.com/AWCNational ; Twitter.com/AWCConnect










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AWCSF Workshop, "Visual Storytelling in Communications" with Alex De Carvalho - Association for Women in Communications South Florida

Join the Association for Women in Communications South FL for an evening workshop "Visual Storytelling in Communications " with Alex De Carvalho, who has over 20 years experience working in global marketing and has an uncanny reputation for forming social and high-tech organizations that drive change.
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Woman arrested in San Francisco Muni hate crime incident

Police arrested a woman Friday accused of shoving an 81-year-old Asian woman off a San Francisco Muni platform in the city's Bayview District, calling it a hate crime.

The woman was standing on an elevated Muni platform in the 4800 block of Third Street around 8:20 a.m. on Thursday when a woman named Jacqueline Miller, 51, approached her from behind and shoved her off the platform, according to police.

Witnesses told officers that the suspect pushed the victim from the platform causing her to fall onto the roadway, hitting her head on the pavement.

There was no exchange between the two before the younger woman allegedly pushed the woman, police said.

The elderly woman was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, according to police.

Miller was arrested on suspicion of assault and due to the fact that she made statements that she assaulted the victim because of her ethnicity, a hate crime enhancement was also charged.

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Exploring Vietnam's new derivatives market with BIDV Securities Company | World Finance

In June 2017, Vietnam opened its derivatives market. Five companies are authorized to trade on the new market, which is hoped will make the country’s stock exchange even more attractive. BIDV Securities is one of those companies – its CEO, Đỗ Huy Hoài, discusses the instruments currently available and planned for the future, as well as the changes already being seen on Vietnam's main stock exchange.

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Google Results Now Include Your Local Library's Ebooks

Google Results Now Include Your Local Library's Ebooks | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Google just made free legal ebooks much easier to find. Search for a book, and in the info bar on the right, under the buying options, Google lists local public libraries that have the ebook. (On mobile, tap the “Get Book” tab.) If you’re a library member, you can borrow it right away, right on your device. It feels like magic. Here, try it with Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend.
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ABC’s Juju Chang Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

ABC’s Juju Chang Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Juju Chang still has many years to go before she hangs up her journalism hat. Yet, last night, she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Front Page Awards, presented by the Newswomen’s Club of New York which honors journalistic achievement by women.

In addition, Nightline won two awards, for stories on Chelsea Manning and one titled Femicide: The Untold War. 20/20 also took home an award for its documentary Truth and Lies: Watergate.

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Despite What You Heard, The E-Book Market Never Stopped Growing

Despite What You Heard, The E-Book Market Never Stopped Growing | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Over the last year, we’ve been talking to writers like A.G. Riddle who have been making a more than comfortable living selling e-books directly to readers on Amazon. That’s why it’s always seemed a bit strange to see media accounts reporting on the shrinking market for e-books.

News outlets like The New York Times report that e-book sales continue to slip, which is true if the data only covers part of the market. Reports from the Association of American Publishers has data from 1,200 publishers. They are the largest publishers, but they are also losing market share.

 
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Tropical Storm Philippe named as weather system strengthens en route to South Florida

Tropical Storm Philippe named as weather system strengthens en route to South Florida | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

And now all this nasty weather has a name.

The National Hurricane Center released its 5 p.m. advisory about 25 minutes early Saturday to call it Tropical Storm Philippe. The depression that has been soaking central and western Cuba and spreading rain and thunderstorms northward across the Florida Keys and South Florida, now has sustained winds of 40 mph.

The storm is moving north at 29 mph and the forecast cone has shifted a bit west, putting South Florida into the cone of concern. On the forecast track, the center of Philippe is predicted to move off of the northern coast of Cuba and into the Florida Straits this evening. The storm will then move across the Florida Keys or the southern tip of the Florida peninsula overnight, and across the northwestern Bahamas Sunday morning, the center said in its advisory.

The tropical storm force winds are on the east end of the storm.

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October Meetup for a Cause Honoring The Sari Center - Association for Women in Communications South Florida

October Meetup for a Cause Honoring The Sari Center - Association for Women in Communications South Florida | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Join The Association for Women in Communications South Florida Chapter‘s October Meetup for a Cause as we honor The Sari Asher Center for Integrative Cancer Care! All funds raised at the event, including ticket sales, will be donated to The Sari Asher Center for Integrative Cancer Care.
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29 Things That Are Too Damn Real If You Were Raised By Asian Parents

29 Things That Are Too Damn Real If You Were Raised By Asian Parents | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
"If at first you don't succeed, don't come back home."
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Active shooter reported at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort

Active shooter reported at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
An active shooter has been reported at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel in Last Vegas, and at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. It's unclear whether there is more than one shooter.
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UPDATE: Tropical depression forms in eastern Atlantic | WeatherPlus

UPDATE: Tropical depression forms in eastern Atlantic | WeatherPlus | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Update 11 p.m.: A tropical depression has formed over the eastern Atlantic, about about 380 miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.The season’s 14th depression has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and is moving west-northwest at 22 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.A slower westward motion is forecast to begin Friday and continue through Saturday.Strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm later tonight or Friday. It would be named Lee.
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Hurricane Irma's eye starts moving off Keys, as South Florida faces afternoon of hazardous weather

Hurricane Irma's eye starts moving off Keys, as South Florida faces afternoon of hazardous weather | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Powerful Hurricane Irma is barreling toward the Florida Keys but other parts of South Florida will likely be spared a direct hit.
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AWCSF Workshop, "Visual Storytelling in Communications" with Alex De Carvalho

Eventbrite - The Association for Women in Communications South FL. presents AWCSF Workshop, "Visual Storytelling in Communications" with Alex De Carvalho - Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Sidewalk Chef Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Find event and ticket information.
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Deliveryman keeps working despite being beaten by teens in Bronx

Deliveryman keeps working despite being beaten by teens in Bronx | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

A Chinese food deliveryman beaten and robbed of $150 in the Bronx by three teens said he’s scared for his safety but has no choice but to keep on working.

The heartless teens attacked 46-year-old Dao Li in a building on Walton Ave. nearly Marcy Place in Highbridge about 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 24.

“I'm scared but I must do it,” Li said Friday as he continued to make deliveries for the restaurant he owns, Happy Dragon on Walton Ave. near E. 169th St. “This is my store. I can't close it, right? I have a wife and kids. They have to eat.”

Li said one of the three teens had been targeting him for some time but Li didn’t call the police because he doesn’t speak English very well.

“Two or three times he's tried to steal my food. I don't know why,” he said. “Maybe because I'm Chinese, because I'm skinny?”

Several months ago that teen threw a glass bottle at him as he walked down a sidewalk late at night with his wife, he said.

"He was across the street with a few people,” he said. “I think it was beer (bottle). It breaks on the sidewalk in front of me and I jump back. Then we ran home."

Cops released startling surveillance video showing the teens' cruel assault on Li and asked the public’s help identifying and tracking down his assailants.

The trio peeked up a flight of stairs as they picked their places for the ambush, the video shows.

As Li walked down the stairs, a teen sporting a backpack jumped behind a larger friend in a blue shirt.

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Why Educators Trained in Neuroscience Continue to Believe in Neuromyths - InformED

Why Educators Trained in Neuroscience Continue to Believe in Neuromyths - InformED | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
“If educators were to take a class in neuroscience that did not specifically address neuromyths, it would be unlikely to help with dispelling the misconceptions that are most closely related to learning and education.” The battle against neuromyths is far from over. In a recent large-scale survey involving five academic institutions across the U.S., researchers... Read More

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