Saturday, September 17, 2011
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Many workplace affairs start out as casual friendships that develop over time. These friendships/Cheating Workers usually become very strong and start to have emotional ties. A common theme for the development of an affair in the workplace is that they feel that the co-worker understands them better than their spouse. They are free to discuss their problems with the co-worker, who in turn provides them with comfort and understanding. The co-worker can empathize with them and provides the comfort that they would not feel at home. This type of interaction makes the other co-worker even more appealing.
Workplace affairs can have devastating effects. It is not uncommon now days to turn on the television or read the newspaper and hear of stories involving affairs in the workplace. According to statistics, 46% of unfaithful wives and 62% of unfaithful husbands have had affairs with someone in the workplace. Other statistics report that about 80% of men and women have fantasies about other co-workers. Christmas parties, Valentines day, picnics and other company functions provide opportunities to discover if a workplace affair is taking place.
Business relationships can prosper when a cheating spouse has the opportunity to travel regularly for business. When the cheating spouse travels with his co-worker, they are given an opportunity for indiscretion that they feel will not be detectable. They are far from home and other workers and usually are able to let their inhibitions and guard down. The cheaters have found themselves on an all expense paid trip where they can enjoy the sights and meals together. If the spouse attends a convention or out of town business meeting, this provides them the perfect opportunity to meet someone at the location or find someone to have a quick affair with. Just look at your local phone book, many escort services are advertised there. Also, cheaters have an opportunity to look for prostitutes while on business trips.
Now, it's not uncommon for twenty something real estate agents to rake in more than $1 million a year or 26-year-old developers to lead teams of hundreds building skyscrapers in New York's top neighborhoods. Kids straight out of college are choosing real estate over investment banking as a career.
"I remember when I was the young one," says Donald Trump, the world's best-known developer, who built the Grand Hyatt Hotel on top of Grand Central Station when he was just 30. "Young real estate professionals bring flair, style, hard work and enthusiasm to the industry. My kids just took to it. They really understand the international game."-DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
During the oil boom of the 1910s, the area of northeast Oklahoma around Tulsa flourished, including the Greenwood neighborhood, which came to be known as "the Negro Wall Street" (now commonly referred to as "the Black Wall Street")The area was home to several prominent black businessmen, many of them multimillionaires. Greenwood boasted a variety of thriving businesses that were very successful up until the Tulsa Race Riot. Not only did African Americans want to contribute to the success of their own shops, but also the racial segregation laws prevented them from shopping anywhere other than Greenwood. Following the riots, the area was rebuilt and thrived until the 1960s when desegregation allowed blacks to shop in areas that were restricted before.
The buildings on Greenwood Avenue housed the offices of almost all of Tulsa’s black lawyers, realtors, doctors, and other professionals. In Tulsa at the time of the riot, there were fifteen well-known African American physicians, one of whom was considered the “most able Negro surgeon in America” by one of the Mayo brothers. Greenwood published two newspapers, the Tulsa Star and the Oklahoma Sun, which covered not only Tulsa, but also state and national news and elections.
Greenwood was a very religiously active community. At the time of the riot there were more than a dozen African American churches and many Christian youth organizations and religious societies.
In northeastern Oklahoma, as elsewhere in America, the prosperity of minorities emerged amidst racial and political tension. The Ku Klux Klan made its first major appearance in Oklahoma shortly before the worst race riot in history. It is estimated that there were about 3,200 members of the Klan in Tulsa in 1921 .
The Internet’s buzzing with news that Nike is releasing the Nike Air Mag sneakers that lace themselves that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II.
Nike said Thursday that it has created a limited-edition shoe based on the model audiences saw in the 1989 movie. Sneaker and movie fans have urged the company for years to create the shoe.
Nike will release 1,500 pairs of the 2011 Nike Mag sneaker. It will auction them on eBay and donate proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Fox famously played Marty McFly in the “Back to the Future” time-travel trilogy, where he wore the glowing sneakers that laced themselves during a visit to the year 2015. The shoes have been selling between $35,000 and $75,000 U.S. dollars.-Washington Post
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
After a standout career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Tar Heels' National Championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball at the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships (1996, 1997, and 1998) as well as an NBA-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards.
Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include five MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press's list of athletes of the century. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
Jordan is also noted for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today. Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam as himself. He is the majority owner and head of basketball operations for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, having won a bidding war to buy controlling interest in the team from founding owner Robert L. Johnson.