Runaway Railcar Damages Utica, NY Union Station

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Engineers and others were trying to determine how much damage was done to Union Station a day after a rail car careening through the city Tuesday evening damaged a display steam engine and  the tower that supports the station’s pedestrian bridge near the tracks.

A rail car somehow got away from where it should have been and went down Schuyler Street before hitting the old locomotive, said Melanie Boyer, a spokeswoman for the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway.

The rail car, which was carrying plastic pellets, was traveling on the New York, Susquehanna and Western’s line, which connects to a CSX line.

When the runaway train car hit the antique locomotive, the stationary train display crashed into Union Station near a pedestrian bridge that is part of the building, the Utica Observer-Dispatch reported. A large section of a station wall appeared to have been broken off.

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Fantastic Friday: Windows and doors

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A Window is more entertaining than a TV.. clicked @ENchey monastery, Gangtok Sikkim. A Window is more entertaining than a TV.. clicked @ENchey monastery, Gangtok Sikkim.

Doors and Windows represent the culture and architecture.. Doors and Windows represent the culture and architecture..

Paro is a place of peace and serenity with colorful buildings.. Paro is a place of peace and serenity with colorful buildings..

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” - William Butler Yeats Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats

Entrance of Punakha Dzong Entrance of Punakha Dzong

Skull & Penis (Phallus-A symbol of fertility in Bhutan) at the entrance of Folk & Heritage museum of Bhutan. Skull & Penis (Phallus-A symbol of fertility in Bhutan) at the entrance of Folk & Heritage museum of Bhutan.

Clicked at Zorig Chusum Clicked at Zorig Chusum

Meridian Hotel, Clock tower road, Thimphu Meridian Hotel, Thimphu

Colorful Zorig Chusum Colorful Zorig Chusum

In the olden days people used to hang Skulls at the entrance.. In the olden days people used to hang Skulls at the entrance..

In Most of the Bhutanese Constructions, Smaller windows are built into lower floors, with larger windows on upper levels to add to structural soundness. Clicked at Punakha In Most of the Bhutanese Constructions, Smaller windows are built into lower floors, with larger windows on upper levels to add to structural soundness. Clicked at Punakha

Inside of a Bhutanese House/hotel. Colorful Local lunch :P Inside of a Bhutanese House/hotel. Colorful Local lunch 😛

Clicked at Lachung,Sikkim.  What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.” -Julia Cameron. Clicked at Lachung,Sikkim.
What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do…

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Why Does Your Business Need A WebSite?

A website is the optimal way to create an online presence for you business. Your business site communicates with your current and potential clients 24/7 over the hosting period of time. The web hosting simply means to store a website on a server or other computer so that it can be accessed over the Internet.  At any time, even after closing hours, your clients/customers can get to know more about your product(s) and services.
Through a business website, your advertising prowess will increase due to the fact that printed adverts don’t show as much indepth detail of products compared to a website. Unlike a weebsite, a printed advert is static, meaning that it is the only means of showcasing your product, while on a website there are more pictures, text and means of contacts such as forms which can help pass your message across.
Your business website should be built by a professional who will help make your site “search engine friendly”. This enables clients or people in need of your service to easily find you. Therefore, take note that just a creative, good looking design does not typically constitute an ideal website. A “search engine friendly” site allows for search engines to crawl through it, giving way to a broader range of potential customers.
You need to gain presence on the web. One of the ways to do this is to link all your site to your social network pages and vice versa. The presence of you website depends on how often people use your site. To encourage people to browse through your webpage with ease, your site must be “user friendly”. Engage your clients and visitors with captivating content that will entice them to revisit your webpage.
With or without the use of a website, your business can be one of two types of bodies of water: a pond or an ocean. A pond where as it is restricted to a particular region, remaining small-scale with no chance of growth or expansion. On the other hand, your business can be like an ocean, encompassing all the continents and nations of the world, its influence ever-reaching, and its products and services just one click away from 7 billion potential customers.

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July 5, 2015 | Author: Okonkwo Henry TruParseCreative

Why This Billionaire Signs All His Company’s Checks

Every entrepreneur has a unique way of managing his or her own business.

Charlie Ergen’s management style has raised both chuckles and hackles through the years. Critics call the Dish Network founder the meanest boss in media; the Hollywood Reporter once named him the most hated man in Hollywood. He’s a seasoned blackjack and poker player who likes to “play the odds.” And despite being worth nearly $20 billion, Ergen prefers to eat $3 pancakes in front of newspaper reporters.

You don’t get to build a $33 billion enterprise without finding some proven success strategies. And Ergen described one of them when we sat down for an extended interview at his company’s headquarters in Englewood, Colorado last week for Bloomberg Television.

It’s well known he signs the checks at Dish Network–like, literally signs them. He used to sign all of them when the company began in the 1980s. Now he signs only the ones over $100,000. The task, he said, takes him a few hours a week.

“You’d learn more about the company than you will in any other two hours you could spend,” he said. “It’s after the fact but you can then ask questions about why you bought this software or why you built that building or why you did this or why you did that. Next time you’re in a meeting with that executive or that person, you can ask a question about it.”

What initially seems like a time waster is, in fact, one of the most efficient ways Ergen is able to get a handle on the company. A few weeks ago I wrote about some time-saving hacks that chief executives employ and here now is one of the best I’ve heard.

Before we left, Ergen described why he takes a group of summer interns on a mountain hike every year. Not withstanding that Ergen is a fanatic hiker and just loves the sport, he said it’s a way for him to connect to the interns and see how they operate. It’s a “metaphor” for working at Dish, he noted.

Think about it: going on a rigorous group hike is a lot like working at a competitive company. Can you do simple things like show up on time and follow directions? Can you handle being outside your comfort zone if you’ve never done this before? Do you help others when they’re falling behind? Are you fit mentally and physically?

At the end of our conversation, one of the public relations executives invited me on one of these hikes with Ergen. The idea sounded both exciting and horrifying–I would need to spend the year getting in shape. I’m sure Ergen is glad I don’t work at Dish.

Gas Station Coffee Vs Starbucks Coffee

tonysbologna : Honest. Satirical. Observations.

The stage is set: It’s 7:00 AM, you’re running five minutes late and you need the elixir of American life, coffee. You careen to a halt as the green light has unexpectedly turned red. Your annoyance slowly rises. Contemplating life you notice a ray of sunlight shattering through the gray clouds. A gas station sits to your left and a Starbucks to your right. It’s as if there’s an Angel and Devil standing on either shoulder. Judgment sinks it’s fangs into your neck. Your next decision about where to go for coffee will either gain my wrath or my sincere appreciation. In full disclosure when given the choice between the two I always choose gas station coffee over Starbucks. At this point I see it as an inkling of pride. Pour yourself a cup of mud, sit back and enjoy my plea for Gas Station Coffee.

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