National Geographic and First Bankcard Launch New Visa® Card with Exclusive Discounts, Special Access and Member Benefits

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2015)—The National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, and First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha and a leading issuer of credit cards, announce the launch of the new National Geographic Visa® Card. Cardholders earn exclusive savings on National Geographic products and experiences while supporting the Society’s global exploration, conservation, research and education programs with every Read more [...]

Duke Band Member Giddy After Getting High-Five from Duke’s Quinn Cook

During the second half of Duke's Elite Eight matchup against the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Sunday, Blue Devils guard Quinn Cook high-fived a Duke band member after drawing a foul on Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos.Based on the band member's reaction, he may not wash his hand for a while.Cook and the Duke band member both have a date with Indianapolis this coming week, as the Blue Devils knocked off the Bulldogs, 66-52, to advance to the Final Four.[CBS] Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Republicans strike back: FCC member invokes Star Wars in net neutrality fight

Republican Ajit Pai quotes Emperor Palpatine, of Star Wars’s evil galactic empire, in attack on new broadband rules regulating the internetRepublicans invoked Star Wars’s evil galactic emperor in their attacks on new broadband regulations on Friday, warning that the public and Silicon Valley were in for an unpleasant surprise.Quoting Emperor Palpatine, Republican Ajit Pai, a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said: “Young fool … Only now, at the end, do you understand.” Read more [...]

Would You Be Willing To Report A Family Member For Financial Elder Abuse?

Only 41 out of 1000 cases of elder abuse are reported. This is partly due to reluctance of the elders themselves to report abuse even when they know it has happened. Family members are the most frequent abusers and other family members who see what is going on must step up and report this crime to Adult Protective Services. Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Microsoft adds new board member

REDMOND, Wash. — July 30 , 201 4 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that John W. Stanton, a pioneer and innovator in the U.S. and global wireless industry, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, increasing the board’s size to 11 members. “John brings extraordinary experience in the mobile communications industry and deep business acumen, and we are delighted that he is joining Microsoft’s board of directors,” said John W. Thompson, Microsoft Read more [...]

Steve Ballmer steps down as board member at Microsoft

Dear Satya,As I approach the six month mark of my retirement and your appointment as CEO, I have been reflecting on my life, my ongoing ownership of Microsoft stock, and my involvement with the company. I have reached some conclusions and wanted to share them with you. I know August is the key month during which the company starts to prepare the proxy statement for the next shareholders’ meeting, and so these thoughts are probably timely for that too. First, Microsoft has been my life’s work Read more [...]

Sears Holdings Names Alasdair James As Kmart’s President And Chief Member Officer

Role critical to meeting needs of the Kmart Shop Your Way member Aug 11, 2014 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that Alasdair James has joined the company as President and Chief Member Officer for the Kmart business. In this role, Mr. James will be responsible for driving the Kmart format strategy, managing the Kmart P&L and aligning merchandise, marketing, pricing and selling with the needs and wants of Shop Your Way® members. Since Read more [...]