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CSS Industries, Inc. Discloses The Result Of Last Year’s Operations

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Three and nine months operations were conducted by CSS Industries, Inc. last year and the company is happy to inform that it is done last December 31 of 2014. Last fiscal year 2014, the sales of the company were at $106,295,000 during the third quarter and it drops to 1.2 per cent during the fiscal year 2015, bringing it down to $104,993,000. This loss in sales was mainly because of the low sales they acquired during the holidays with cards and stationery products for every occasion. The lower sale figures was offset due to craft ribbon’s high sales as well as by the gain acquired upon acquisition of Carson & Gebel Ribbon Co., LLC. C&G, including all its businesses and assets, was acquired last May 19 of the year 2014 by the company’s Berwick Offray LLC. The figures in 2014 were much higher than the fiscal year 2015.

Comparing the first nine months of 2014 and 2015, the resulting figures in 2015 is lower by 2.5% compared to last year. The loss, from $265,899,000 to $259,342,000, is mainly because of lower sales in some products such as the ribbons, cards, Christmas bows, stationery products and cards from all occasion. This loss was offset by a higher sale in terms of items such as craft ribbon and gift card holders.

CSS is a company that deals mainly in consumer products that are involved in designing, manufacturing, procuring, distributing and selling of products from seasonal social expression and all occasion. This aims to mass market all possible retailers. There are many inclusions to the products, be it seasonal or all occasion, which the company is producing. The products usually comes with items such as gift tags, bows and ribbons, gift wrap, greeting cards that are boxed, gift boxes, tissue paper that are decorative, holders of gift card, decorations, Valentines that could be exchanged in the classroom, novelties and dyes used in making Easter eggs, floral accessories, journals, stickers, scrapbooks, stationery, memory books, note cards, products used in education and crafting, photo albums for wedding events and infant photos. These products are only some of the products that are offered in order to make sure important life happenings are properly commemorated.

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Pool Construction In California On The Rise Amidst Continuing Drought

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California may be suffering from a devastating drought condition, but it’s definitely not stopping the swimming pool industry from performing well. From infinity pools to backyard swimming pools, Californians just can’t stop building them all.

Last year, the number of backyard swimming pools built by Californians has broken records upon records. This year, it would seem that the state is on the track to breaking that record and shatter last year’s mark even when California is experiencing one of the most terrible droughts in the state’s history, earning them differing reactions from the local water agencies.

Aaron Gurley of Gurley’s Premier Pools and Spas was supervising his crew as they tap a tool used for leveling into a wet concrete located at the edge of a large hole in the backyard when he stated how most people are unaware of the amount of math needed in building a swimming pool.

His crew is now going to lay natural stone tiles on the edges of the pool after they had just finished sealing the hole to prevent any leakages.

His company is currently building a pool for Victoria Deal who currently resides in Folsom, particularly at the eastern part of Sacramento suburb. Deal has three children and she says that she is actually excited that she can give her kids a pool that they can enjoy.

She said that a lot of people were actually surprised that Deal had decided to build a pool in the midst of a drought but she thought of the act as good for her family and her backyard which will now be very low maintenance.

But Deal is not the only person who had done this. According to a tracking firm, about 11,000 Californians have either built or rebuilt a pool in the past year and this year it is expected that 13,000 people are going to do the same.

But since local water agencies are now tightening their restrictions in order to implement the newly mandated reductions, the pool industry in the state of California would have to fight in order to survive.

Introducing The New Duke Eye Center

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Laser eye treatment is now a commonly sought after treatment and patients can rely on LES Belfast to provide the right eye clinic partner for every need. With the growing demand for eye surgeries, more and more eye centers are popping up in every parts of the world and the Duke Eye Center is one of them. Duke is now ready to welcome their newest addition which is the Duke Eye Center. It is a 116,000-square-foot establishment and is boasted by the ophthalmology chairman as the one that will have the biggest impact under his department. This is because of the fact that there is a much bigger space and the experience patient will undergo will be like no other.

Dr. Edward Buckley explained that because of the project which cost around $45 million, they will be able to accept twice the number of patients. Workers were busy transferring equipment last weekend and getting them into the recently built Hudson Building. The clinic already opened its doors for their first patients just this Monday.

Buckley expressed that the new establishment is another step up compared to the current facilities which have been in the area since the early 1970s. The existing was designed as an ophthalmology department but it can only house 12 clinicians. As of the moment, there are now 50 working clinicians in the department.

The financing was from charitable donations and amounts to a total of $27.5 million. The largest donation was from LC Industries in Durham worth $16 million. The Duke Eye Clinic is facing Erwin Road and it has around 53 examination rooms.

The designers of the new building were careful in choosing decors and layouts that will suit the needs of those patients whose visions are not perfect. Two of the special rooms inside the building include a rehabilitation space and laser eye surgery room. Diane Whitaker explains that thought there is enough space inside the building, every inch will be used. One good example is a stairwell which is commonly used as a utility in some office buildings but at Duke Eye Clinic, it will be used by workers to help train blind patients in moving around staircases.

The Evolution Of Smart Desks

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Executive desks are now given a makeover because of the latest innovation in this piece of office furniture. The now popular design is desks that have adjustable heights and is being adapted by many businesses around the world.

After this new design comes a more advanced variation from Netherlands – a smart desk that lights up and is constructed with charging outlets for smartphones, sensors for magic hand, a prompter for the room temperature as well as comments on the number of calories burned by the employee for standing at a period of time.
Marcel Demper, the founder of MisterBrightLight, expressed how his company wanted to design furniture that is not only health but more fun. The adjustable height desks made by their company is not only meant to be an eye candy but it offers a lot of functionality especially when it comes to technical side.

Marcel shared how he came to design such desks and it is in his aim to improve the wellness of employees especially those who are in the office from 9 to 5. Aside from that, he also wants workers to have the practice of moving around the office and it should be a routine and not just something they are obliged to do.

Marcel expressed his vision which is to help individuals gradually change their perspective towards office works and that they have to stand up more often not because someone tells them it is the healthy thing to do but they have experienced it first hand and how good it felt. Although he recognizes that there are already many options when it comes to adjustable height desks, there is something missing which they have integrated into the furniture which is the fun part. The added features that were equipped in the MisterBrightLight sets it aparat from other desks.

The fun part includes customization so it can follow the company brand or colors. The magic hand sensor included in the desk works by waving your hand and the desk will automatically change height. The lighting of the desk can also be adjusted, as well as the brightness and the color. Charger for smartphones are also included as well as a function that gives user the ability to know the room temperature, humidity and level of oxygen in the air.

The Humble Beginnings Of Maama Lususu In Uganda

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It is wrong to use a hand lotion on the body because cosmetics have different functions. There are cosmetics for the face, Organic Hand cream for the hands and lotion for the body and feet. A flawless skin is always trendy but very often women forget to look at the labels on the tins.

In downtown Kampala you can ask any woman about locally mixed creams and facials and they will direct you to a shop located in Galilaya Commercial Plaza on William Street that is owned by Irene Nalubwama or more popularly known as Maama Lususu.

Maama Lususu came from humble beginnings. In 2002, a friend introduced Nalubwama to a Lebanese man who was importing creams and lotions from Lebanon. Business was bad for the Lebanese and he needed someone to sell the lotions door-to-door. Women tend to be interested in skin lightening creams but the Lebanese creams were all natural and did not contain hydroquinone. It was difficult to make a sale.

Eventually Nalubwama became curious about the product and asked the Lebanese to explain the ingredients. The imported creams were not ideal because they were meant for people with fair skin. The creams were too weak for people with dark skins who did not know how to wash properly. To make them better, the Lebanese added a mixture of ingredients that included eggs, honey and ghee.

Armed with knowledge, Nalubwama saved enough to buy cosmetics from the Lebanese as his agent in 2008. With a friend, she rented a shop in the New Taxi Park where she mixed her creams while the friend operated a salon. The friend convinced her customers to buy creams and lotions from Nalubwama.

Nalubwama followed what the Lebanese taught her and used fruits for ingredients. Before she recommends a treatment, she checks on the skin to make sure it is a cosmetic problem. Nalubwama worked harder than most people and with her profits she invested in real estate business.

People continued to talk to Nalubwama about their skin problems and though the Raypercia Cosmetics Company is fully registered, it does not produce in bulk. There is a name to protect and she still advises women not to lighten their complexion further.

Self-Storage Industry In America Is Progressing

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Good thing that there are companies like Good Storage Leeds who can help find a trustworthy storage space. This is a growing thing in the UK and so is in the US. The self-storage industry in America has been booming in the past year. Many more people and businesses recognize the importance of having a self-storage space to keep your stock or unused but hard to let go personal things.

America is one of those countries that has a lot of self-storage companies scattered all over the country. Americans find it hard to store most of their stuff in their houses so they would want to have a space where they can keep their stuff. According to Census data, the number of self-storage facilities built in America doubled to 15,000 over the past years, from 1998 to 2012.

But many would thing that Census data have underestimated the self-storage industry. Self-Storage Association stated that the US had 48,500 small warehouse units in 2013. The total floor space that this comprises is at 2.3 billion square feet which, they say, is enough to keep every man, woman and child in America. According to SSA, self-storage companies have generated about $24 billion in profit in 2013. This number would then make a lucrative business.

It is actually unusual for Americans to spend weeks before Christmas, filling their self-storage units with old things to make some room for some new ones. But, a lot of houses are getting bigger and spacious that there is enough to save for a storage space. Self-storage unit sales often decrease by the end of the year and rises during summer which is also the time when US companies move.

According to Ronald Havner, the chief executive of big-time self-storage company, Public Storage or PSA, the increase in the need for self-storage facility is because of death, divorce, disaster and dislocation. People changing their lives because of death and divorce. Also, disaster, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, that brings about dislocation to many American families. Self-storage will come in handy for these types of situations. It is not easy to have your belongings wiped out by disaster. Having a back-up locked up personal belongings and use them whenever you need them.

Melissa Mccarthy: “Plus Sized Stores Are Hidden By Malls”

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There are only a few boutiques like Dale and Waters who prioritize plus size clothing for plus size women. Because of this, plus size women often have to deal with the difficulty of finding clothes suitable for them. To make matters worse is that even the places where all kinds of clothing should be found, are also making an effort to hide plus size fashion from women.

This issue has been an ongoing problem for women now and finally, it is now grabbing attention. Everyone knows who Melissa McCarthy is. People know her for being the funny and incredible actress in “The Heat,” “Tammy,” and her recent “Spy” movie among many others. But aside from that, she is also known as an advocate for many plus sized women out there.

In fact, she had addressed the issue with plus sized clothing numerous times now and in a recent interview with a certain magazine, she says “Malls are hiding plus sized sections for women.”

Melissa definitely knows the struggle of plus size women. Three years ago when she was nominated for an Oscar, she couldn’t find anyone to design her dress for her. She says she asked three known designers but all of them declined. This is the main reason as to why she had started her own clothing line specifically directed towards women of all sizes. According to her, women don’t stop at size 12, so neither should clothes.

When asked about how there were no noticeable improvements with the shopping experience of plus size women in the past years, she only gave one answer and that is how malls are segregating plus size fashion.

She finds it odd how she could enjoy shopping with her friends when the plus size section you go to is hidden upstairs beside the tire section. The act alone is like putting the store there because they believe that people do not wish to see plus size people and vice versa.

Melissa also said how she would love to be a part of the breaking down of the perception of the country towards women.

Right now, she is preparing for the launch of her clothing line which will be on August.

Local Residents Offended As Park Gets New Fence

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We have learned many things from Marvin of Health Landscapes Fence Fitters during our recent meet-up with him. According to him, before any improvement projects can be launched, it is always important that they first undergo effective planning. Carefully laying out all the structural plans, ideas and considering all the things that need to be considered can go a long way especially when the improvement project involves a public property.

If improvement projects are not effectively planned, then it could spawn grave results and such was the case in the City of Oxford after an eight-foot fence was erected at the Risinghurst Recreation Ground located at the Ridgeway Road.
The local residents were not happy about the fence, mostly because it had cut off a large portion of the park.

One of these residents, Steven Newman, father of two children, had even complained to the Oxford City Council after he had discovered the fence set up on the small park. According to Steven, it was still unbelievable to see the unfamiliar fence standing on the already small park.

He expressed his disappointment at the city council when he saw the erected fence. Steven also said that the next time they build a fence; they should make sure it is on the boundary.

Most of the local residents now believe that the park is not being managed properly by the city council and that the contractors have not conducted a proper job.

The city council had already announced last month that they will be replacing the old fences of the park. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Instead, they had built new fences on the boundary and had kept the old ones.
There is also an issue on how the public was not consulted about the fencing plans.

Marvin commented on the issue and said that whenever people plan to build fences, they should consult all of the people involved as they are also more likely to be directly and indirectly affected by the fences. Through effective consultation, they would be able to discuss issues regarding the fencing and think of ideas that would benefit every party.

Housing Prices Slowdown Last April

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The price among houses in the United Kingdom has experienced the slowest growth in the last nine years this April. This means that other housing refinements and furniture like bathroom furniture, living room fixture as well as bedroom furniture will also be affected. The prices among London housing projects have weakened amid the unfounded fears of an election victory for Labour.

The Office for the National Statistics disclosed to the public that housing prices rose at a yearly rate of about 5.5 percent last April in contrast to a 9.6 percent last March. This reported slowdown was the biggest since the April 2006 statistics.

The cause of the weakening in housing prices

The main cause of the overall weakening of housing prices in the United Kingdom is the significant weakening of the property prices in London. The prices of houses in London grew slower than the average of United Kingdom for the first time ever since 2006. According to market analysts, both buyers and sellers in greater London were concerned before the May election regarding the Labour proposals for the mansion tax.

The Office of National Statistics said that the figures for the month of April continued the weakening of prices trend. This trend started last September 2014 when the inflation in housing prices was as much as 12 percent. The overall housing prices increased slowly in the United Kingdom aside from Northern Ireland. The annual growth in Northern Ireland remained to strengthen as it rose from 7.5 percent to 8.8 percent.

In England, the yearly growth slowed down from 9.4 percent in March to only 5.8 percent in April. In Wales however, the price rose by 1.3 percent from a growth of 5.7 percent. Scotland experienced the greatest slowdown where the growth was only at 2.2 percent compared to a 14.6 percent last March.

The Office of National Statistics said that the United Kingdom housing market has showed signs of slowing down April of this year. In its report, the ONS did not mention anything about the election in the analysis of the figures. However, it said a positive news for the entire UK economy would support the house prices.

How Much Does It Take To Keep Your House Safe?

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The world has increasingly become a dangerous place to live. Every day there are numerous reports of killings, bombings and homes ransacked by thieves. The evil in this world has continued to stalk people and one could only hope that they be spared from this wickedness. Manufacturers, businesses and inventors have teamed up to work with security systems that detect irregularities happening inside residential and commercial structures. The iHome Alarm Systems is just one of the hundreds of companies that specialize in creating security products. As a leading industry player, the iHome Home Alarm Systems has bested other companies when it comes to creating best quality products for the market.

A look in the past

Even several hundreds of years ago, people were already worried about how to keep their homes and belongings safe. Over the last few decades thought, the way people protect their houses has upgraded drastically.

Getting a home security system

If you think that you are the only one who is thinking about getting an alarm system for your house, you are not alone. One CEO of a leading alarm systems company based in Massachusetts, selling wireless home securities, says that after a disturbing shooting in a school in Newtown, Connecticut, the sales and demand of security systems have significantly increased to at least 60 percent.

In the year 2011, it was reported that the Americans spent almost $20.64 billion in buying home security alarm systems. This was according to the research conducted by the firm MarketsandMarkets. The said industry is projected by experts to grow to as much as $34.46 billion by the year 2017.

How much is the upfront payment for home alarm security services? Most companies offer their clients with special installation of the product that could go as low as $99. However, the start-up cost for all of the necessary equipments needed for the system to be functional is around $600 to $1,200. This data is according to a reliable home security review. If you already have the security equipment, you are now bound to pay the monthly monitoring fee which can is usually in the range of $15 to $100 and the average price is $30.

Tutoring Helps Students In And Out Of The Classroom

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Over the years, there is always a constant change of the things that people deem valuable. But with all these changes that are occurring, it can be said that one particular ideology seemed to be at a halt. Ever since the world had first learned of the concept of education, it has become an important part of human life. People would always seem to value education and deem it as a necessity, something that people need. In this time and age, where knowledge means power, education has never been more important than it ever was. For some people, education and the constant learning process, is the key to success, a key to a better life and a brighter future. This is probably why people invest a lot on education, particularly the parents. They would always want what’s best for their children.

Unfortunately, not every child can be given a proper education, and not every school can give the same amount of knowledge to every student it has. Because of this, parents would often opt to seek out tutoring companies like Bee Academic Tutoring to further their child’s education.

But the problem is that not everyone can afford a tutor. Luckily, there are ways in which underprivileged students can be given free tutoring, like what is happening in one particular school.

Mrs. Barkley has been conducting an after-school tutoring session with the help of the seniors who wish to better themselves by helping out other students who are struggling with certain subjects. Mrs. Barkley deems the program as an academic learning center wherein people who struggle with certain subjects come in around 3 to 4 to seek out tutoring aid.

For Hailey Murphy, one of the students who are helping out, the tutoring program is a great opportunity for the students to get extra help after school. According to her, the program is definitely working because the connections being made by the students with their older tutors improves their confidence and they come out of the study hall as more confident as they know they could always turn to someone in case they needed help.

Tutors would come in to earn their hours, but they would also ultimately open themselves up to the other students they are helping.
Mrs. Barkley said that they all leave the school knowing that they have done something good for other people.

Airport Innovations People Can Be Thankful For This 2015

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During a meet-up with the people at Link Airport, a company known for airport transfer services in Perth, Australia, they have greatly emphasized to us the importance of comfort when it comes to traveling. Traveling can consume quite a lot of time and sitting for hours can also drain your energy even when you are doing nothing. That is why when you are traveling, you should always think of ways that would help you achieve comfortable traveling.

When people travel to faraway places, they mostly use air travel to get there. There is no denying that air travel can take hours upon hours not to mention the stopovers. Luckily there are airports that had made it their duty to make airport customers achieve the best air travel experience.

This 2015, the world has seen a number of airport innovations that ultimately increase passenger experience and Link Airport has specifically mentioned three airport innovations that people can be thankful for.

The first airport on this list is the Helsinski Airport. This Finnish airport has committed itself to providing the best customer experience for their passengers and this 2015; they had redesigned their baggage hall and turned it into a paradise. This baggage hall is now a Finnish Eden reflecting the natural beauty of the country, showcasing both plant and animal life. Now what could be more soothing than Mother Nature herself?

The next airport innovation that Link Airport has shared with us is the Happy Flow Project launched by the Aruba Airport. The Happy Flow Project basically uses biometrics as the key identifier of all passengers in Aruba Airport. Now passengers do not have to shuffle through their bags to look for their passports because the moment they arrive at the airport they would only need to show their passports once. Afterwards, they would only need to rely on facial recognition throughout every other process.

Going back to Helsinski Airport, nature is not the only thing they use to keep their passengers happy and satisfied; they also use something similar to beds. What could be more comforting and relaxing than a bed? Helsinski Airport has become the first airport in Europe to make use of sleeping pods that passengers can use while waiting for their flights. Now that is how you please customers.

Getting Psychic Tips From Real Psychics

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Real psychics have worked hard in harnessing and developing their psychic abilities. There are people who can sense that they are gifted with psychic abilities but are not sure how to develop and control these extraordinary potential. Real psychics will tell you some simple steps in how to tap into your natural psychic abilities. Below are tips in doing this.

• First is to meditate regularly. According to real psychics, the art of constant meditation will allow you to turn off your analytical brain and allow you to tap into your creative and intuitive subconscious mind. Meditation will allow you to gain access to information in your body system on a much deeper level. This is very important in developing your psychic powers. Every time you start to analyze and over think your feelings and the different brain pulses that pops in your head, you tend to block the messages that seek to reach you through your spirit or intuition.

You need to switch off that mode so that you can easily have access to your psychic abilities.

Many think that meditation is difficult. This is actually not complicated. It is as simple as relaxing in your favorite chair while listening to your favorite band.

• The second tip is to learn and understand your energy field. Auras and chakras are an integral part in developing your psychic abilities. Every human being is energetic. This means that everyone takes in, creates, changes and gives off energy in several forms. Every person is surrounded with electro-magnetic fields. It is through these fields that you can act like you are a radio transmitter and receiver who can pass and receive different information on a psychic level. Once you learn and completely understand how these electromagnetic fields work and how you can utilize them, you will look at the world differently. Your interactions with people will change.

• The next tip is to have a go at dowsing. What is dowsing? It is a special skill wherein with the help of an object, usually a dowsing rod or pendulum, you will be able to physically tell the answer to a question that you do not know the answer to.

Experts Reveal The Best ROI From Home Renovations

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There are many things that people can invest on but the most prominent investment would probably be property investment. When it comes to property investments, houses are probably the property that is most invested on. There are many companies like HomeUnion Investments that specialize in home investments that people can turn to. But people should also know that investing on a house is not only limited to purchasing and selling it, there are also a number of ways that one can use to add more value to his or her property. One of these value-adding ways is through home renovations.

Experts have revealed just recently revealed the return on investment that people can get from doing home renovations.

According to these experts, when people think of home renovations, they should stray from the beauty aspect of the deed but focus more on the investment potential.

They said that when people think of spending money on home upgrades, then they should spend more in upgrading the kitchen and the great room because these are the places that people will take a second look.

It is true that the kitchen has probably one of the most expensive upgrades in all the areas of the house; it is also one of those that give the biggest value to the house. The same can be said about bathrooms, laundry rooms and mud rooms. When you invest on these areas and make upgrades to them, then they can ultimately increase the value of your property by a huge percentage. One can also configure the main floor so that it may be able to match the lifestyle of a certain family. Know that it is important to focus on the functionality and efficiency of home commodities when upgrading because they add more to the value of the property.

Experts have also shared a few less expensive home renovation projects such as exterior and interior painting projects as well as outdoor living places that would mostly include a fire and place and summer kitchen.

They said that is better if people get more knowledge concerning their properties so that they would know how to beautify and increase the value of their properties effectively.

Bisaccio Hired To Lead Syracuse Market Expansion By Tompkins Trust

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Due to the increase in growth in the Syracuse Market, Tompkins Trust Company which is based in Ithaca has ultimately decided to expand their reaches into the Syracuse market. The insurance company is now going to offer commercial insurance Syracuse and other insurance services in the said area.

To lead the expansion effort, Tompkins Trust Company has hired a highly experienced commercial banker in the form of Brian Bisaccio. According to news released by the company itself, Bisaccio has been formally appointed as the senior vice president and was also given the position of regional manager that is tasked to develop the commercial lending services being offered in the Onondaga County.

With the Syracuse market growing steadily, Brian Bisaccio will not be working alone. To help him out, the company will be sending out representatives from the Tompkins Financial Advisors which serves as the wealth management firm of the company. He will also be joined by representatives from Tompkins Insurance Agencies which has been known to have been rooted in Central New York for almost a hundred years now.

Tompkins Trust is no stranger to Onondaga County. In fact, it had been serving clients there for a number of years now. The growth being generated there by the banking, wealth and insurance businesses have become the primary reason as to why Tompkins Trust is making the expansion to Syracuse so that they can have an office there.

But right now, there is no specific location for the office planned to be built in the Syracuse area as the company is yet to choose and currently, they are using other offices to serve customers in the Onondaga County.

According to them, they said that they are pleased with the response from the ever-growing customer base in Syracuse. The company has also acknowledged how it is time for them to establish a convenient office that their customers and staff can use. They are also hoping that the 30 years experience of Brian Bisaccio along with his extensive knowledge of the industry will help him become a strong leader for the customers at Onondaga County.

A Wind Farm Approved By The Ministry Of The Environment In Norwich Township

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The proposed wind farm in Gunn’s Hill in Norwich Township has recently got its environmental approval which gives the project a go signal for their construction which could be set as early as July of this year.

Last April 9, the document containing the approval was sent by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to Prowind Canada – the company that handles the wind farm project. Prowind Canada may begin the process of construction as soon as the time limit for appeal is reached in 15 days.

Juan Anderson, the vice-president of Prowind revealed that their next step would be to wait until the appeal period is over. He also said that the company is prepared in case an appeal comes their way but the company is sure they have followed every step necessary to get the approval of the ministry. He even went on to describe the process as thorough.

The project in Gunn’s Hill was announced last February 2010 and the public were aware of the project intended to be used as a source of renewable energy.

According to Anderson, the company is excited and have been waiting for the approval.

The approval document was lengthy and has 22 pages which contain the conditions set by the ministry. These conditions include monitoring of the natural heritage of the species in the area of construction such as bats and birds, rules for proper water management, noise emissions and the founding of the liaison committee for the community. The entirety of the said document may be viewed at www.ebr.gov.on.ca

After the appeal period is over and no appeals came through, Prowind’s next step is to get permits to start construction from the Township of Norwich. Roads going to the location of the turbines and entrances in the building will be the first project to be built. The proposed wind farm will contain 10 turbines that could generate 18 megawatt. These turbines will be placed in the Middletown Line within Norwich Township which will be covered from Highway 59 to Oriel Line.

Anderson revealed that before the season of fall ends, the turbine may have already been erected.

Lovethesign Raised $4 Million Series A

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These days there are various e-commerce starting up anywhere in the world and funding are pouring on for those seen to be showing some potential. In Europe, the demand for home wear and furniture is unwavering that a new e-commerce startup called Lovethesign was born. The company is founded in Italy and it focuses on home designs.

Series A funds were gathered by the company and worth more than $4 million. The funding leader was the United Ventures together with various participants from anonymous private investors, all of which are members of the fashion and design sector in Italy.

What is more surprising is that Lovethesign decided to not only use the capital for their launch in Europe but the company wishes to follow up the launch by opening in the U.S. as well. Since there are many startups who are venturing into the design industry, Lovethesign considers a number of them competitors such as monoqi and Madeindesign. Not to mention these competitors span all e-commerce businesses that are into general furniture design such as Wayfare, which is located in Boston and is known more publicly.

Lovethesign was founded by Laura Angius, Vincenzo Cannata and Simone Panfilo in the last quarter of 2012. The founders were also known to working with Privalia, e-commerce giant, before in management positions. The company focuses in designing furniture and home accessories that are Italian inspired. All of their products can be bought through a fixed list of selection and they also hold flash sales every week.

The catalogue for the company has around 15,000 products and there are more than 1,000 partners such as Seletti Wears Toiletpaper, Alessi, MdfItalia, Casamania, Flos, Magis, Artemide and Foscarini. The company is said to have serviced more than 1 million customers and currently, 60,000 of the products were already shipped. The company is proud of their month-on-month growth which is at 20%.
According to Simone Panfilo, the CEO as well as one of the founders, the startup has met challenges and one of them is bridging the gap between what the designers produce and what the clients are looking for when it comes to authentic Italian home designs.