Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 9:24 am PDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo Jay Manning, left, and Shannon Corr clean up the damaged storefront of the Surf, Wind and Fire store caused by the tropical storm Florence in New Bern, N.C. Small business owners whose companies were hit by Hurricane Florence are embarking on what will be for many an uncertain path, recovering and getting their businesses up and running again. less FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo Jay Manning, left, and Shannon Corr clean up the damaged storefront of the Surf, Wind and Fire store caused by the tropical storm Florence in New Bern, N.C. Small ... more Photo: Chris Seward, AP FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo a special announcement for "Hurricane Hours" is displayed on a shop window as the remnants of Hurricane Florence slowly move across the East Coast in Columbia, … [Read more...] about 5 things for businesses to know about disaster recovery
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Katie Johnston Globe Staff September 14, 2018 The explosions in the Merrimack Valley, and the accounts of residents struggling to turn off the gas in their homes, were a wake-up call for those of us who don’t know the first thing about the many shut-off valves in our basements. If you need to stop the flow of gas, water, or electricity in your home, here are a few tips.First, a word of warning. Home owners should never try to shut off gas mains themselves, experts say. Too many things could go wrong. If you smell gas, get out immediately and call 911. “There’s certain things you shouldn’t screw around with, and gas is definitely one of them,” said Jim Vaughan, a longtime plumber and business agent at Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12, based in Dorchester. “You’re better off getting out and calling a professional.” … [Read more...] about Need to turn off the gas, or electricity, or water? Here’s how.
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: June 11, 2018 at 6:01 pm | UPDATED: June 11, 2018 at 6:02 pm By David Montgomery | Washington Post Laurene Powell Jobs – like the inventors and disrupters who were all around her – was thinking big. It was 2004, and she was an East Coast transplant – sprung from a cage in West Milford, NewJersey, as her musical idol Bruce Springsteen might put it – acclimating to the audacious sense of possibility suffusing the laboratories, garages and office parks of Silicon Valley. She could often be found at a desk in a rented office in Palo Alto, California, working a phone and an Apple computer. There, her own creation was beginning to take shape. It would involve philanthropy . . . technology . . . social change – she was charting the destination as she made the journey. She eventually named the project Emerson Collective after Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of her favorite writers. In time it would become perhaps the most … [Read more...] about Laurene Powell Jobs charts a path to philanthropy and social change
Cool early spring temperatures probably won't keep local waters too chilly for swimming over the Memorial Day weekend, so the Tennessee Department of Health is warning people about drowning risks, contaminants and germs. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. Each day, two children younger than 14 years of age die in the U.S., according to health officials. In 2016, 22 drowned in Tennessee. Near-drowning incidents leave many others with long-term consequences including memory problems, learning disabilities and other permanent physical limitations. To reduce the risk of drowning, health officials urge people to: Make sure everyone knows how to swim Use life jackets appropriately Provide continuous, attentive supervision close to swimmers, even if a lifeguard is present Know CPR Don't use alcohol or drugs when swimming or watching swimmers Discourage horseplay and stunts Prevent access to water when the pool is not in use "Each of us can play a … [Read more...] about What you need to know about water dangers
Stories abound in France of foreign residents being ripped off by rogue traders. And the ones that stand out are of those who have been ripped off by fellow expats whether due to incompetence or basic swindling or a mixture of both. It happens all too often and the victims are often left without their hard-earned life savings. There are of course many expat tradesmen who are bonafide and highly capable and the reality is you could be ripped off by anyone in France, locals too. The problem of rogue builders is one that French authorities and the country's legal system have seemingly struggled to stamp out which means the onus is on the customer to do what they can to avoid being the victim of incompetence or blatant theft. Victims often talk about feelings of shame, embarrassment and guilt after being ripped off, but often they did many of the right things. However, there are certain things, many in fact, that you can do to help minimize the chances and weed out those … [Read more...] about Living in France: How to avoid being conned by rogue tradesmen