By Steve Scauzillo | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: October 3, 2018 at 5:19 pm | UPDATED: October 3, 2018 at 10:43 pm Approach Adams’ Pack Station in the Angeles National Forest and the aroma of farm animals pierces the mountain air. Goats bleat loudly. Black-and-white domestic cats scurry across the threshold of the owner’s cabin that doubles as a mountain store. On weekends it’s a makeshift restaurant, attached to a dirt space walled off with plastic sheeting, where hungry campers, hikers and cabin owners enjoy bowls of cowboy chili, grilled hot dogs, ice cream and live music. And then, a more unexpected sight: Nine donkeys stoically standing in the back barn near a loading dock. People are seen at the Adams’ Pack Station in Arcadia on Sunday September 30, 2018. The station is for sale, however, the sale will require for the pack station to remain active. (Photo by Ana P. Garcia, Contributing Photographer) Deb Burgess at her … [Read more...] about For sale: Adams’ Pack Station, home of the last donkey-assisted goods delivery system in Southern California
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Recalling and recounting the attributes that he saw up close as an economist assistant to Do Muoi, Le Duc Thuy, 70, said the former Party leader was key to the success of the economic renovation program called doi moi launched in 1986. While he was working as deputy head of Vietnam Institute of Economics in 1988, Thuy was invited to work as assistant for Do Muoi, who was then Chairman of the Council of Ministers, in effect the Prime Minister, for one month. Later, Thuy learned that he got the invitation thanks to a suggestion by Le Xuan Tung, personal assistant to then Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh. Do Muoi, born Nguyen Duy Cong, had asked Tung to find him someone good in economics. Thuy had returned after completing a postgraduate course from the Soviet Union and made up his mind to continue working as a researcher for the rest of his life, he told VnExpress Tuesday. But Do Muoi told him: “It’s up to you. But if I let you sit in a position … [Read more...] about Do Muoi was crucial to doi moi’s success: economist
Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EDT Sep 30, 2018 The day I knew everything had changed, I walked into the Detroit Tigers clubhouse on a mid-February morning in Lakeland, Fla., to side eyes, a sense that some of the players were sizing me up with suspicion. When the time was right, I walked to Miguel Cabrera’s locker. Cabrera was in a good mood that day; he was healthy and baseball was back. But before I could get to the reason why I had approached him, he pulled out a piece of white paper, folded in fours, and asked if I wrote this: On the paper, in big, bold, black letters: “Detroit Tigers will stink in 2018.” Underneath, in blue, “Anthony Fenech,” and in black, “Detroit Free Press,” with a link to the article, which was headlined, “Detroit Tigers will stink in 2018; here’s why they’ll be fun to watch.” GM Al Avila: No knowledge of Dan Gilbert trying to buy Tigers Analysis: Tigers make right … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers stunk in 2018, but they were successful
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Tina Sutton September 19, 2018 In 1979, I’d been a fashion writer and stylist for several years when the Filene’s department store in downtown Boston hired me to start a personal shopping service for executive women. Sure, luxury retailers nationwide employed personal shoppers, but they tended to dress socialites looking for la-di-da travel, resort, and special-occasion wardrobes. My job was to build a clientele of newbies to both the fashion and business worlds: women working their way up the corporate ladder in fields like finance, law, and management consulting who needed to dress professionally. The new service was, we felt certain, the first of its kind in the country.Filene’s decision to create a female-centric Corporate Image department owed much to the 1977 publication of The Woman’s Dress for Success Book, by John T. Molloy, a follow-up … [Read more...] about Forty years later, is the advice in ‘Dress for Success’ old hat?
ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.