Kids4Change757BY: ESTHER CASTILLEJO and HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(HAMPTON, Virginia) — Eleven-year-old Cartier Carey spent his summer at his lemonade stand in Hampton, Virginia raising money to buy diapers, wipes and other supplies for parents who needed help during the COVID-19 pandemic.Cartier told ABC News that he noticed a shortage of diapers in stores during the pandemic and wanted to help.“There was no diapers at all and I was like, ‘Oh, people are having babies so I should help [them] afford diapers,’” said Cartier.He started a lemonade stand and made about $4,500 in the first month. His stand also served as a diaper drive where people could donate diapers.On his first day back to virtual school, Cartier is still hard at work loading up a truck with more than 22,000 donated diapers.In a heartwarming moment captured on video and shared by his own mother, one mother was moved to tears by Cartier’s work, saying that it reminded her of a time when she was in need.“You are helping so many people. You have no idea. You see this truck? I didn’t always have this truck. I lived in a church home. And coming from where I came from and now here, it’s because of people like you. People gave me diapers, you know?” said the mother. “You’re an amazing young man and you can go far.”Cartier said he wouldn’t forget that vulnerable moment and that it motivated him to keep working.“It was heart-touching. I [almost] cried myself when she gave me a hug and started crying,” said Cartier. “After that, that made me just want to keep doing it.”Although he’s back in school, Cartier told “World News Tonight” that he will continue his mission. Cartier and his mother started a non-profit organization called “Kids 4 Change” to help get other kids involved in the initiative. Cartier said that his inspiration is Kobe Bryant because the late basketball player inspired him to be great and work hard.“Others can make a difference just like I’m doing right now,” he said. “They can save lives and be heroes. They’re never too young.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Edgerley Family Dean of the College of Business Administration Ali Malekzadeh; co-owner of MeltPoint Environmental Brad Hall; founder of MeltPoint Environmental Chad May; and Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz with the check Hall and May received for winning top prize in the university’s Launch a Business program.Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€”Â MeltPoint Environmental, a start-up business from Caldwell, Tuesday won $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes in the final round of Kansas State Universityâ€™s first Launch a Business program, according to an article in the Wichita Business Journal.MeltPoint, a business of CMB Holdings LLC, was one of 10 businesses that received intensive, one-on-one mentorship through the College of Business Administrationâ€™s LAB program. The five-week program culminated Tuesday in a launch party at the KSU Alumni Association where each business owner set up a table to explain their startup or expansion plans to attendees.Attendees then voted on their favorite business, and the top three vote-getters made a presentation to a board of judges, which selected the final winner. The top three were Meltpoint, NMotion UAS and Veriquik Consulting & Services.Meltpoint will receive $5,000 in cash, along with professional website and social media design services and other prizes.“This has been a great experience,â€ said Chad May, CEO of Meltpoint and developer of the proprietary machine on which the companyâ€™s business is based. May, along with Brad Hall, a managing member of CMB Holdings, said MeltPoint is in the fund-raising stage of launching the company and the prizes will help as they make their commercial launch.The MeltPoint Surgical Bluewrap Recovery Machine was designed by May to reduce landfill waste and save money for hospitals, May explained to a group gathered around his table. Hospitals use a thick blue material, called surgical blue wrap, to cover instruments after they have been sterilized. Likening the material to wrapping paper, that comes nice and neat on a roll but manages to morph into bags of trash on Christmas morning, May said the wadded-up blue wrap take a tremendous amount of space in hospital compactors and eventually in landfills.“It makes up 30 to 50 percent of OR (operating room) waste by volume,â€ he said, and hospital compactors only decrease that volume by two to one.MeltPointâ€™s machine uses thermal densification â€“ a process of heating plastics such as polypropylene â€“ to reduce the size much further.A prototype of the machine was put into a Wichita hospital for testing, and May said a final version is expected within three to four months.Although they may not have won the big prize, the other nine participating business people received extensive business training over the five-week program.Niklas Hinson, from Goddard, Kansas and a recent KSU graduate in mechanical engineering, participated in LAB as part of Impact Engineering, which he described as a “think tank that cranks out thoughtful products that have a positive impact on society.â€“Weâ€™re engineers,â€ he announced, as if that explained why he needed LAB. “We have almost zero business sense. Itâ€™s been absolutely fantastic to sit through this business accelerator and get intense, compact business lessons.â€Along with his work at Impact, which has developed a smart phone vehicle monitoring and improved driving safety device (it turns off texting when the user is in the car), Hinson also was part of developing a separate product for another LAB company, Radiation Detection Tech.That product was chosen this week as one of R&D Magazineâ€™s top 100 newly developed technologies.Â Click here to see a separate article about that award.Over the next few weeks, BizManhattan will talk to the LAB businesses about the challenges involved in start-ups, what they took away from the LAB program and where they are in the process of launching their products.The LAB program is a new offering from K-Stateâ€™s business college and was run by Chad Jackson, director of the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship. The businesses were selected from statewide applicants and received training, mentorship and help from business students during the program. It was sponsored by KS State Bank, GTM Sportswear, Rocking M Radio, NetStandard and CivicPlus. read more
WEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerLe’Veon Bell injury updateAfter going for a surprise MRI on Monday, Bell (knee, ankle) is not practicing Wednesday. Adam Gase said that Bell pushed him to practice but that he’s “really sore,” so they decided to keep him out, according to the New York Daily News. Gase added that he believes Bell will play Sunday against the Giants.Bilal Powell has been a somewhat popular waiver pickup with Bell’s status in doubt, but Gase apparently has some optimism that won’t come to fruition. Bell is an auto-start if he’s active, while Powell is a sleeper RB2 option against a weak Giants defense.WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | FD cash | FD GPPWill Josh Gordon play Week 10?Gordon passed his Seahawks physical over the weekend, lining him up to play in Week 10 on Monday night against the 49ers. There hasn’t yet been an indication as to how much Gordon will play right away, assuming he’s active.Against a tough 49ers defense, you can’t rely on a big question mark like Gordon. His potential activation will put a damper on DK Metcalf’s value, though. Given the tough matchup, Metcalf looks no better than a boom-or-bust FLEX option.MORE WEEK 10:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Snap counts | Trade values | Fantasy playoff SOSEvan Engram injury newsEngram is sitting out Wednesday’s Giants’ practice with a foot injury, and his MRI has been sent to noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. Engram’s history of injuries makes him a legitimate question mark until good news comes out about his foot. Le’Veon Bell and Evan Engram have both had injuries crop up in the early part of Week 10 that have their statuses for Sunday in doubt. That would put a damper on the Jets-Giants game that already could be kind of ugly. We’re also tracking updates Josh Gordon’s status for Monday Night Football for the Seahawks, and his possible activation would turn DK Metcalf into a possible Week 10 bust and create even more start ’em, sit ’em headaches.Follow us at @SN_Fantasy for more news and updates. (Update: Engram reportedly has a mid-foot sprain and could miss multiple weeks.)WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endEngram is obviously in your fantasy lineups if he plays, and you wouldn’t substitute Rhett Ellison if he doesn’t. If Engram is the only tight end on your roster, you might want to hit a free agent pickup now just in case — maybe O.J. Howard (vs. Cardinals), Eric Ebron or Jack Doyle (vs. Dolphins) are available. read more
Back in his days at Tottenham, Andre Villas-Boas was offered a chance to become the PSG coach but he declined as he wanted to stay at his current club – but he was fired later on and now, he regrets his decision.After declining this offer, his downfall at London began – and now, he admitted that it might have been a mistake to say a strict “no” to the French giants. However, it is not anything that the Portuguese can change and he knows about it as he reflected in the latest interview.The former Spurs coach spoke about this crucial decision as he claimed, according to Goal:Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“The first season was magnificent in all aspects. We had a ‘short’ squad in terms of depth, but a great spirit and so much will.”“We picked up the most points in Spurs’ history with an incredible Bale who played behind Adebayor where he was free to move, but also with Lennon and Walker who allowed us to have a good counter-attacking 4-4-2.”“I got an offer from Paris Saint-Germain, who wanted me, but I said no out of love for Tottenham. Maybe that was a mistake.” read more
To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be a bit of a soothsayer, able to see the future and to predict what your customers will want before they know they want it. After all, entrepreneurs are known to be the masters of innovations, right?Steve Jobs had that skill. Bill Gates has it, too. But as simple as it sounds, it takes a little guidance to figure out which way the winds of change are blowing, especially if you are a rookie.Apps for entrepreneurs.Right now, it’s blowing toward apps. How? Lots of jobs available these days are location independent. There are literally hundreds of legitimate home-based jobs any entrepreneur can do easily. And every tech savvy entrepreneur already knows that you can do your business effectively with nothing but a smart phone.Related: How to Start a Business with No Money from your Smart PhoneYeah, all those extraordinary capabilities you think entrepreneurs possess? They don’t do it alone! Besides having an amazing team to support their day-to-day endeavors, they also use cutting-edge apps to bring their A-game.Apps are fast becoming everything to an entrepreneur. From scheduling and holding meetings with the aid of cyber assistants, to messaging and preparing PowerPoint slides, there is an app tailored for your business’s needs, and to help you achieve your goals faster.Apps to manage your business.Technology has made it easier for entrepreneurs to accomplish routine tasks, manage time more efficiently, get the latest tech news, and keep track of responsibilities in a more orderly fashion.One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is that you get to choose everything; location, working hours and working tools. Hence, with the growing number of productivity apps available, you can work from an office desk if you so desire, from a hotel lobby, a passenger terminal, a beach or coffee shop.Related: Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the WorldIn fact, apps have enabled some entrepreneurs to be more productive, thanks in part to a sense of urgency and almost no shortage of Wi-Fi connectivity. Many entrepreneurs are enjoying this groove as they live their dreams, traveling, meeting people, and doing business.There are many apps and resources which are hugely popular worldwide, such as Uber, AirBnB, WhatsApp, Yelp, Showbox, and Trip Advisor. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.Apps to move the money.In the arena of business apps that handle payment, there is Venmo which processed more than $1 billion in mobile payments in February 2016. There’s also Google Wallet and Apple Pay, among others, which have made transactions as easy as a few clicks. The apps that handle video virtual meetings mean that you don’t need to be in any particular location to do business deals.”Results are everything. We are now in a global economy and the increased leverage with technology leaves almost no room for second place,” says Stephen Molloy, author of How Apps are Changing the World.Stephen Molloy is one of the innovators in app development, having made over 38 successful apps. This is one man who knows apps and has virtually lived his life by them. He designs apps and uses their efficient procedures in his business, to make him super-productive.He’s rarely ever too busy for anything that allows him to work on his projects, to travel and to develop apps, making it look almost effortless.Related: 21 Apps to Boost Productivity, Accountability and SuccessApps to circle the globe.Having successfully embarked on a whirlwind, one-month round trip with just the aid of the apps on his iPhone, Molloy went from Sydney to Santiago to Bogota to Santa Marta to Cartagena to Medellin to Fort Lauderdale to Cancun to Los Angeles, all without slowing down on productivity. I personally call him a successful digital nomad.Like Molloy, you too can utilize apps to automate your business and to systemize your businesses, as well.Times have truly improved, and it’s vital for any business to quickly acclimatize to new technological developments. A majority of smart, forward-thinking entrepreneurs are taking advantage of these mobile apps phenomenon to further improve their business.Apps and the startup.Just because you’re a sole proprietor or run a small start-up doesn’t mean you can’t have executive-level support literally at your fingertips. There’s an app for just about anything, including making your entrepreneurial pursuits just a little bit more manageable.Many of these apps range in price from free to very reasonable. Opting out of entrepreneur-centric apps is like turning down an offer for free work from a contractor. You wouldn’t do that, so please make sure you don’t have an empty Smartphone desktop or a tablet filled with games and music only. 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global August 15, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » read more
By now, you are well-acquainted with the four main processes that come with having employees in your company. Depending on the size of your company, the processes of hiring, training, compensating and firing can range from fairly simple to highly complex. But those processes can be simplified.Thanks to Natural Language Processing (NLP), the future is here. Will your next employee come in a box? Today, we are going to talk about these four processes in relation to your next employee, the digital employee.Related: This Is How to Get Started With AI When the Only Thing You Know Is the AcronymDigital vs. human.Your human employees are great. They work hard, and they are dedicated to optimum performance every day. But they have their limits. Human employees require rest, so they generally only work 40 hours per week. If you expect more, be prepared to pay a salary or overtime.Human employees also require stimulation. They become bored when dealing with monotonous tasks, and boredom slows productivity. To relieve the monotony for your human employees, hire a digital employee powered by cognitive automation. With a digital employee, the four main employment processes will be a bit different. Let’s explore each one.1. Hiring.When you are ready to hire a new human employee, you must advertise your open position and wait for the candidates to submit their applications. After you have a number of applicants, you begin scheduling interviews. These interviews may take several days to conduct, and you need time to determine which candidate is the best fit for your company. By the time you choose the right candidate, you have invested a lot of time and energy in the hiring process.Now you are thinking about hiring your first digital employee. How is the hiring process different?Much like you do for the purchase of any new computer program, you research the available AI programs to determine your company’s needs and how the programs will meet those needs. Will your digital employee handle document processing? Do you have unstructured data to sort? Your digital employee performs these duties using Natural Language Processing (NLP).After you have hired (ordered) your employee-in-a-box, the next process is training.Related: 4 Essential Business Relationships That Artificial Intelligence Is Better at Than You Are2. Training.Wait. This is a digital employee, a software program. Why are we even talking about training?Your human employees must be trained to do their jobs according to the policies and procedures of your company. Each employee is assigned duties and taught by a trainer. The employee learns a little more each day until he or she can handle the work on their own.Your trainer can also train your new digital employee. Through machine learning, your digital employee will “learn” its job. Like a human, the AI program learns from its work experience, becoming more efficient over time.3. Compensating.Now, stay with me for a moment. Your digital employee does not require the same kind of compensation that your human employee does.You compensate your human employees either through commissions for work performed or through salaries or hourly wages. Let’s not even talk about employment taxes. You might also offer stock options, cover health insurance premiums or give quarterly bonuses.None of these is necessary for your digital employee. The AI program that you choose will require an upfront investment and a maintenance subscription, but that’s about it. Your digital employee requires neither rest nor overtime pay, which can save you a ton in the long run.But what if you are unsatisfied with your employee’s work? Well, human or digital, that brings us to the last of the four processes.4. Firing.When the time comes to let your human employee go, a whole new set of problems arises. If the employee was not meeting your needs, you will need to start the hiring process again to find a replacement. If your company is eliminating the employee’s position, you might need to provide a severance package.However, if you need to fire your digital employee, you simply cancel your subscription and look for a suitable replacement. The change can even be made simultaneously to avoid a lag in company productivity.Related: 3 Ways Intelligent Automation Can Help Grow Your BusinessCollaboration.Please reassure your human employees right now — especially the one who’s reading over your shoulder — that they are still needed and will also benefit from the presence of a digital employee in your company.The boring, monotonous, tedious tasks that can be assigned to your digital employee will no longer need to be done by your human employees. Thus, they will be freed up for the more complex aspects of their jobs. They will be able to get more of the meaty work done while leaving the grunt work to AI.You have now reviewed the four employee processes and how they relate to the digital employee. The question is, are you ready to integrate intelligent automation in your company? Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 26, 2018 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read read more
January 1, 2019 Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min read Cyberspace, an information superhighway, the iNtErWeBz—whatever you want to call it, the internet is an increasingly vital tool for modern companies, with 97 percent of consumers using it to find a local business. Still, barriers such as cost and lack of technical knowledge are preventing almost a third of small businesses from creating a website.Perhaps even more concerning is the fact that only 25 percent and 17 percent of web-enabled small businesses invest in online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO), respectively, making their sites virtually useless in terms of making sales and growing an audience.Thankfully, Page Builder Pro is here to fix that. Page Builder is a drag-and-drop website-assembling platform that features tons of customizable themes, all of which are SEO and mobile-friendly. It’s packed with thousands of pre-designed elements you can add to your site—funnels and sales pages among them—but also lets you make your own features from scratch whenever you feel like it. (Because sometimes you just do). Included with every subscription is unlimited bandwidth, custom popups, online chat capabilities, and more—all without obnoxious monthly hosting fees. What sets Page Builder apart from other website builders is that it doesn’t require an ounce of programming knowledge to utilize for creating sites that are altogether gorgeous, functional, and profitable. Take a peek at its reviews: According to one marketer, it’s “one of those apps that is going to completely revolutionize the way we’re doing online marketing.” In the words of another, it’s “deadly effective at giving you a full business with just a few clicks.” Revolutionize the way your business runs its digital presence by visiting the Entrepreneur Store today, where you’ll find a lifetime subscription to Page Builder Pro on sale for just $39. That’s a 94 percent savings off its original price of $745. Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. read more
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