New Program Assists Texas A&M Students Who Were Formerly In Foster Care System

Texas A&M University students who have aged out of the Texas foster care system may now receive additional financial assistance for housing and meal plans, mobile phone fees and other college expenses as part of the Supervised Independent Living (SIL) program. SIL is a type of voluntary extended foster care placement in which young adults over the age of 18 can live on their own while still receiving casework and support services to help them become independent and self-sufficient and pursue a college degree. Most young adults who were formerly in foster care are eligible for a tuition waiver. However, the SIL program provides a monthly stipend that covers on-campus housing and dining, as well as personal costs such as phone bills, hygiene products and other expenses. To meet eligibility requirements, individuals must voluntarily opt back into the Texas foster care system, be enrolled as full-time students, live on campus year-round, and meet weekly with the Foster Care Liaison in Student Assistance Services (part of the Offices of the Dean of Student Life), which manages the program at Texas A&M. Mikayla Slaydon, a sophomore educational psychology major from San August...

Kansas-based mobile decoy company gets bowhunters close to action – Sports – The Hutchinson News

Heads Up Decoy, based out of Hays, offers a variety of light-weight, portable decoys that are known for bringing deer, elk, moose and turkeys in close thanks to their photo-realistic cloth bodies, which are draped over support frames to keep the correct shape. These unique decoys can attach to a hunter’s bow, a tree or even be stood up in a cornfield or held by a fellow hunter. “We underestimated their effectiveness early on and then we started pushing the envelope as far as how to use them,” said Garrett Roe, owner of Heads Up Decoy, during last month’s Kansas Monster Buck Classic in Topeka. “We just came up with new bowhunting tactics that are unique to our product. We’ve been doing it since 2008, so we’ve had a lot of water under the bridge, lot of experience and a lot of fun with them, actually.” Among the company’s featured products are decoys for antelope, whitetail bucks and does, mule bucks and does, elk, moose and turkeys, as well as ground stakes, handles, mounts, apparel and turkey calls made by Phelps. There is also a deer grunt call available from Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls and Supplies on the company’s website, https://www.headsupdecoy.com/. “It first...

18 things to do around Portland: Hagg Lake Mud Run, ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ and Yola

Rosemarie Stein compiles best bets for family fun, festivals, comedy and more. Email submissions to events@oregonian.com at least three weeks prior to the event date. The Portland area’s own Bob Moore, owner and found of Bob’s Red Mill, turns 91 on Friday and the public is invited to help him celebrate. Free birthday cake and featured products to the first 500 guests. Also, live music and a chance to wish Bob many happy returns. Artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi has created a series of giant sea life sculptures made entirely of ocean debris. Each animal is detailed and comes to “life” out of what most consider garbage. The exhibit hopes to raise awareness of the plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. The work is part of a national project based out of Bandon that is spreading the message of environmental conservation and sustainability across the country. On view during Oregon Zoo hours through September 2020, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road; free with regular zoo admission; Feel like getting down and dirty with your valentine this weekend? This might be the perfect event for you. The Oregon Road Runners Club offers two Ultra runs of 50K and 25K. This popular race features...

Gauging consumer demand for a product can be hard, even for a company as successful as

Gauging consumer demand for a product can be hard, even for a company as successful as Apple. Sometimes a product is a breakout hit, there are production slowdowns at the factory, or both, and the company just can’t make ‘em fast enough. But there are other times when it’s just a failure of imagination, a miscalculation in the appeal of one’s own product that leads a company to just not make enough products to fulfill the surprising demand. It doesn’t happen often to Apple, but every time it does, it’s an interesting data point. A few years back, Apple underestimated the appeal of the small, low-cost iPhone SE—and didn’t make enough to fulfill demand. And during the 2019 holidays, Apple didn’t make enough of the two-year-old Apple Watch Series 3, of all things. Both of these products suggest something a little broader and more interesting about Apple’s approach: First, that Tim Cook’s strategy of selling older products at discounted prices really does seem to work. And second, that inside Apple there’s still some resistance to the idea that old cheap products can still be big sellers. Apple’s never going to be the maker of the cheapest version of a product in any category. But ...

Arlo Video Doorbell review: Nest and Ring should be worried about this nicely equipped, solid value

How are you going to call yourself a smart-home company, one with a huge focus on video, and not have a video doorbell? That’s a question Arlo had no doubt been asking itself for some time, and while it launched its Audio Doorbell with matching wireless Chime back in 2018, that one was largely meant to be used with the company’s existing video cameras. It took another year for the follow-up effort to arrive, but in late 2019 we finally got a proper Arlo Video Doorbell. How will this new entry compare against Arlo’s existing lineup of impressive cameras? What about video doorbells from other smart-home manufacturers? And is this going to be an easy upgrade for you, or should you think about calling an electrician? Let’s get right into what the Arlo Video Doorbell has to offer: The design of the Arlo Video Doorbell should be pretty familiar to anyone with even a passing interest in smart doorbells — if you’ve seen a Nest Hello, the Video Doorbell is going to look like its spitting image. That means a wide-angle camera up top, and a big illuminated button below — just like with Arlo’s Audio Doorbell, that button lights up when the unit detects motion to clu...

These are the 28 bestselling and top-rated products of 2019

At TODAY we take care to recommend items we hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY may get a small share of the revenue.Using interviews with specialists, online reviews and personal experience, TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! TODAY does have affiliate relationships with various online retailers. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue. As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular products shoppers couldn’t get enough of in 2019. This past year we saw a slew of style, toy, electronics, food and beauty items — including the most-searched-for on Google — stand the test of time and even become TODAY viewer favorites. Yahoo contributing editor Chassie Post visited TODAY to give us one last look at the bestselling and top-reviewed products of the year. From the always-popular Instant Pot to a pair of highly-rated leggings, Post gives us the scoop on the items you’ll want to snag to kick off 2020 in style. Amazon’s most popular leggings are a favorite among TODAY...

NKyTribune columnists Lauren and Rob Hudson get national award for family-friendly book achievement

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Frost Brown Todd attorney Robert Hudson and his daughter, University of Kentucky Singletary Scholar Lauren Hudson, have received the Mom’s Choice Gold Award for their collaborative book entitled It Can Be Done – Students Leading an Exceptional America. The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services. It Can Be Done is the follow-up to Our Best Tomorrow – Students Teaching Capitalism to America. Fox News and Fox Business News have repeatedly featured the father-daughter duo and their Students Leading America Series on air. Our Best Tomorrow received several national awards and it also became a Top 5 Bestseller on Amazon for Free Enterprise Books. Students Leading America Series books have been distributed into Greater Cincinnati, Central Kentucky, West Virginia, and Texas classrooms. “Our books can teach students that businesses strive to help people through jo...

Tmall Global Gets Its Quirk On with New Product Promotions

Ever felt like you needed to get rid of a double chin or scrape the gunk from your pores? Tmall Global has you covered. To wrap up the year, Alibaba’s dedicated cross-border e-commerce site collected “quick-fix beauty” products from more than 100 international brands, including everything from facial-cleaning devices to trending gadgets, such as “face-slimming” belts and electronic spatulas, for those chins and pores, respectively. The new monthly campaign is part of a new content-marketing program designed to incubate small to mid-sized businesses and brands that have just entered China by helping them promote their newest products. Called Global Discovery Day, the Tmall Global initiative curates a series of products and content themed around a specific consumer pain point, which is determined based on analytical insights from parent company, Alibaba Group. Users can search “Global Discovery Day” on the site to find each edition’s landing page and products. This campaign comes as Tmall expands its tools to help international brands manage their entries into, and engage with consumers in, the world’s second-largest economy. The platform currently hosts more than 22,000 brands i...

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This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Systems integration is all the rage in the consumer world thanks to voice-enabled devices like Alexa, but connectivity advancements in the business world could be even more impactful due to the Internet of Things (IoT). For self-storage operators, it’s time to go beyond basic IoT device management, centralized data and reporting and gain valuable perspective on how to leverage a smart-connected facility. In this video filmed during the 2019 Inside Self-Storage World Expo, Thomas Brooks guides viewers through “Smart-Connected Self-Storage Facilities: Business in the IoT Age.” The vice president of sales for PTI Security Systems shares insight to what makes a self-storage facility “smart,” and why connecting everything could be a recipe for disaster. He encourages operators to embrace IoT with a strategic vision and tactical plan that will transform data into actionable insights. Watch this session to learn what differentiates smart facili...

Rich’s Foodservice Launches Website for C-Store Operators

Rich’s Foodservice recently launched the website RichsConvenience.com, to provide c-store operators with the information they need to make informed decisions to drive sales and build their foodservice business. “We’ve developed this robust, comprehensive website to offer our c-store partners a convenient, one-stop resource where they can find everything they need to create and expand their foodservice programs,” said Tom Michalewski, customer marketing manager – convenience, Rich Products. “While this website will be an important resource for all c-stores, it especially will provide value to independent operators who may not have access to the turnkey programs and solutions to drive traffic in their stores. RichsConvenience.com also highlights our current rebates and promotions that help c-stores minimize dollars spent and maximize profits earned. From BOGOs to CROs, we offer a variety of programs to meet every c-store’s needs.” Tailored for c-store operators, the website showcases products, promotions, merchandising, equipment and turnkey solutions. Contents include: In addition, c-store operators can subscribe to the new quarterly Rich’s C-Store Newsletter, so they’ll be first...

Puration Inc. CEO, Brian Shibley, to be Featured on the Stock Day Podcast

PHOENIX, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CEO of Puration, Inc. (PURA) (“the Company”), Brian Shibley, will be featured on the Stock Day Podcast, the fastest growing media outlet for Nano-Cap and Micro-Cap companies, tomorrow October 22nd, 2019 with host Everett Jolly.  The Stock Day Podcast interview, featuring CEO Brian Shibley will update listeners and shareholders on the Company’s latest projects, including the intent to expand their product line to include CBD-infused beverages like coffee, tea, and beer. The interview will also discuss Puration, Inc.’s production challenges and the solutions that will be implemented going forward to allow for a larger number of distribution channels.  Puration, Inc.’s recent Goldman CBD Beverage Survey results will also be shared, including the projection of $8 million in revenue for next year, which the Company believes is achievable given the available opportunities that have been secured across the United States and in Europe and Latin America.  CEO, Brian Shibley, will also discuss the success of the Company’s flagship product, EVERx CBD Infused Sports Drink, and the upcoming release of TranquiliT...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. While having all your ingredients prepped and ready to go like they do on cooking shows sounds great in theory, real-life home cooking isn’t always so photogenic–especially if you’re working in close quarters. Small kitchens can mean limited working and storage space and a higher potential for stress-inducing clutter. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are several hacks for maximizing your space in order to utilize your kitchen to its fullest potential, no matter its size. Here are some of the best organizational and decorative items to help whip your kitchen into shape.  This magnetic knife rack is a space-saving storage solution that doubles as a display for your knives. While you don’t necessarily need Global knives to use this holder, the bar features the same design that you’ll find on Global knife handles. It has a wall-mounted design and is available in three different...

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