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it is only a matter of time, before the one in Allentown bites the dust. been there 40 or so years. it is a staple of the community. but alot of the time now it is empty. it is a bus stop on a major route. I used to love their auto center. but that is not here no more. last year. i had to rescue two tropical plants. because were almost dead. the reason i did it was because all the other cacti were brown and completely dead yet they were asking for a discount?! only kmart kills plants. there should be a law or something. perhaps Kmart needs to re invent itself. instead of putting money into a dead investment. walmart did. kmart can too. radioshack is working on it. not sure they are doing so well though. footlocker. forget it. they want their brick an mortar if it kills them. and it will. kmart . just needs to reinvent and it will be fine. dont close my kmart. i love the fashions and the garden shop.

I agree, there is hardly any customers in my local kmart, but as an entrepreneur i know why. made me almost loose my stomach contents and it made me so distracted from shopping . i left the store completely. and the aisles are a mess. there is no housekeeping to speak of. and the plants that are sale?. who willl buy a dead cactus ? I saved two tropical plants this last fall. cause they needed it. and happy say they are doing very well. but kmart can do better than this. a little bit of pride in their workers and pride in what they do works great. its called Customer Service. kmart i think has lost this. they are too focused on the bottom line of to see what it is the customer wants or needs. KMART HAS LOST THEIR CORE BASE TO WALMART AND AMAZON. THE QUESTION? WHY. RE EVALUATE AND COME BACK. IT IS NOT PROFITS YOUR LOOSING. IT YOUR CUSTOMERS. BETTER SERVICE. BETTER VALUE. BETTER NEEDS FULFILLED FOR THE CUSTOMER. WHO ARE THEIR CUSTOMER? WHAT ARE THEIR CUSTOMERS NEEDS. NOT THE CORPORATE NEEDS NOW. THE CUSTOMER. THAT MEANS YOU AND ME. what do WE want. What are OUR needs.?

I dont believe its liberalism that is causing their demise. we live in a world where sht is changing. it is going online, it is going digital. kmart is not keeping up. this only means they do not know their customers. because they are not introducing new lines of fashion, new color, new characters. they are not going online to advertize what is new in their stores like walmart has done. walmart does get it wrong at times granted. but they are thriving. but why is kmart dying . ? . the number one answer is service . the second is knowing the customer because if everyone remembers kmart was bought out by sears. and what does sears know? appliances. knows nothing about clothing, food or the like. and that means it does does not know the current trends of the retail customers. this is why kmart is failing . not liberalism.
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Four people received minor injuries at Six Flags Magic Mountain when the Ninja roller coaster derailed after hitting a tree, stranding 22 riders some 20 feet off the ground, fire officials said Monday evening.

Riders were stuck 20 feet in the air on the Ninja ride. (Credit: KTLA)

“We were riding on the Jet Stream when we saw the Ninja go into the trees,” witness Brandy Chambers said. “It was a lot of leaf noise and then cracking noises . and a lot of screaming.”

The situation was caused by a tree branch that fell onto the track and obstructed the train, according to Magic Mountain spokeswoman Sue Carpenter. County Fire Inspector Rick Flores.

“The car came around the corner and it hit the tree,” he said.

The impact caused the first car to derail, Flores said. It was the passengers riding in the first car that were injured.

Firefighters worked near the base of the ride during the rescue operation. (Credit: KTLA)

Firefighters appeared to be cutting at or struggling with foliagenear the large white pillars that support the ride. rescuers began bringing the stranded riders to the ground, aerial video showed.

All of the passengers were said to be alert and talking with park personnel during the evacuation process, Carpenter said.

Firefighters survey what appeared to be a derailed train on the Ninja ride. (Credit: KTLA)

The two injured riders were transported to a local hospital as a precautionary measure, Carpenter said.

One of the riders complained of neck pain, the second reported suffering a knee injury, fire officials said.

The ride would remain closed until a “thorough inspection of the area is complete,” Carpenter said.

The ride is described as a “stealth assassin” and “suspended swinging roller coaster” on the Six Flags website.

“Shoulder harnesses secure you in place but don’t expect to just sit in one place you’re going to be swinging all over, a full 90 degrees each way,” the site’s description reads.
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The Structure of Concern Project compares many theoretical models from many disciplines to the Adizes PAEI model, arguing that they must all be reflecting the same underlying phenomenon. One concern structure model is described below.

In his widely read book Competitive Advantage (Porter, 1985[1]) Michael Porter argues that businesses must focus on areas of capability where they have a distinct advantage relative to their competitors in their target markets. They need to concentrate on one type of competitive advantage to achieve a distinct position in that market. Trying to be all things to all people will not generate successes.

There are two dimensions along which strategies can be defined: the source of the competitive advantage (low cost or product differentiation), and the scope of the advantage (narrow or broad). Crossing the dimensions gives us four business strategies, written below in PAEI order:

P Cost Focus: Competitive cost leadership in a small cluster of target segments.

A Cost Leadership: Lower costs across a broad range of product offerings.

E Differentiation Focus: Unique and distinct position in specific target segments.

I Differentiation: Distinctly recognizable positions across a whole range of offerings.

A Cost Focus strategy tends to emerge as a competitive move, sometimes to undercut a specific competitor. A smaller firm can also gain entry to a market by competing on cost within a specific niche. If the industry depends on economies of scale, Cost Focus opportunities are unlikely to open up.

Cost Leadership is the strategy that most depends on economies of scale. Cost Leadership requires a company to develop economies right across the organization, to consistently reduce costs across their entire produce line.

A Differentiation Focus becomes suitable when product is more highly priced, but deemed to be worth it. The product differs from competitive offerings in various ways, and this better meets the needs of certain customers in the target segment, emphasizing qualities along dimensions or attributes the target segment considers important. The vision of a better alternative is marketed.

A broader Differentiation strategy accomplishes these same differentiating tasks for all of the offerings of a company, essentially building an identity that can be trusted to deliver certain key differentiators in everything they put on the market.

PAEI Associations unfold as follows:

P Cost Focus: Narrow attempt to undercut specific competitors.

A Cost Leadership: Systematic economizing across the organization.

E Differentiation Focus: Unique and distinct position, held forth for approval.

I Differentiation: Reliable identity, consistently delivering on a quality promise, encouraging and deepening a long term trust based relationship with customers.

Porter’s schema has some similarities with Uriel Foa’s Resource Theory (Foa, 1993[2]). Resource Theory postulates dimensions of high or low concreteness, and high or low particularism. In Porter’s two narrow scope categories, the competitive advantage of cost focus would be concrete, and differentiation focus would be more symbolic and less concrete. In the broad scope categories, differentiation would be more highly particularized, involving brand identity, the customer experience and other forms of relating to the customer. Cost leadership would be a much more universal appeal that would not require customers to know anything about the company behind the product. Resource Theory could be applied to business strategy to help elaborate how these four different strategies operate.
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DERRY Four New York residents were arrested after a police sweep of five stores at Hillside Plaza Friday afternoon turned up numerous items that carried counterfeit designer logos.

According to police, detectives were investigating a report that some stores at the Route 28 plaza were operating without proper town permits and selling counterfeit designer goods. Friday, ‘Detectives found in plain view numerous items on display that were readily recognizable as ‘knock off’ items,’ a press release stated.

Purses, scarves, jewelry, sports apparel and footwear with counterfeit logos of designer brands such as UGG, North Face, Ed Hardy, Burberry, Dolce Gabbana, Versace, Chanel, Prada, and Louis Vuitton were for sale, police said.

After obtaining a search warrant for the stores, police seized thousands of items as evidence and arrested two men and two women who manage the businesses.

The four were taken to Rockingham County jail, where they are being held on $5,000 cash bail pending arraignment in 10th Circuit District Court in on Monday.

Police said the items seized were ‘similar if not identical’ to goods seized by police in raids of vendor tables at Grandview Flea Market before it closed earlier this year.

In New Hampshire, it’s a Class A misdemeanor to display such items for sale on a first offense; it’s a Class B felony for a subsequent offense.

Earlier on Friday, a fifth person was arrested in connection with the same investigation.

Okwudilichuk Okeke, 55, of Stoughton, Mass., was arrested for dealing in counterfeit goods after police stopped his car on Route 28 and discovered ‘several large trash bags full of counterfeit purses’ that were allegedly purchased from one of the Hillside Plaza stores.

Okeke was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail. He will be arraigned on Jan. 8 in the court.
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Big V Drug Stores co founder Tony Crncich viewed himself as a family man first, both at home and in the way he ran the 135 store chain launched in Windsor in 1962.

That perspective was verified by the former employees who turned out for his funeral Saturday in London alongside the business partners and acquaintances he made during his storied career in building one of Ontario largest pharmacy chains.

Crncich passed away Oct. 18.

he believed was if you treated people right and found out what they need, you be successful, said daughter Diane Padoin, the second oldest of six children raised by Crncich and his wife, Joanne.

was a pretty simple philosophy.

would do walkabouts at the stores. He just talked to everyone.

get a real feel for the store and the people. the 87 year old Crncich sold the Big V chain that he and his lifelong friend Mahlon Dyer built in 1996 to Shoppers Drug Mart, Padoin said the family was particularly touched by former employees still coming to pay their respects.

clerks from a London store came to the funeral, said Padoin, who added her father opened his first pharmacy (Lakeview Pharmacy) in Tecumseh in 1956.

told us they still call the store Big V and they never had a better employer.

was proud of the impact he had on people and being able to help so many folks. said her father was no different in his business dealings.

always ask the people he did business with about their families first before any business talk began, Padoin said.

was respected by the people he dealt with because he was fair and honest with them. He wanted to make sure in any transaction, it was beneficial for both of them or it wouldn work. the only child of Croatian immigrants, was born in Rouyn Noranda,
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Que., in 1930. The family later bought a farm near Leamington and moved to the area in 1942.

Gifted in math and science, Crncich studied pharmacy at the University of Toronto.

grandparents wanted him to be a professional and it was first thought he be a doctor, Padoin said.

he learned about business on the family farm and he thought pharmacy allowed him the best opportunity to combine both. He had a real business mind.

had vision. He could see things coming in the industry. first pharmacy job was at downtown Windsor Pond Drug Store, which would later become part of the Big V chain.

After he and Dyer had accumulated four stores, the duo came up with the idea of forming a group of independent pharmacies that would give them better buying power to compete with the chains.

Big V was launched in Windsor in 1962 with 11 stores and continued to grow steadily.

just liked the name because they thought it would make for easy marketing, Padoin said.

liked the simplicity of it and they also were inspired by Winston Churchill V for victory gesture. one of Crncich innovations was convincing the province regulatory body to allow him to close the drug dispensary, but have the front of the store remain open.

what allowed the stores to become neighbourhood stores open all the time, said Padoin, who confirmed that all six of Crncich children worked in the family business at some point.

all went to Big V university, joked Padoin, who said her father still liked to dabble in the stock market daily.

where we learned the customer is right and our goal was to make sure we helped the customer over everything else.
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ST. LOUIS Stray Rescue, the nonprofit known for saving stray dogs throughout the region, has been sued by its former executive director on allegations of sex discrimination.

The four count lawsuit, filed on Friday in St. Louis Circuit Court, also alleges claims of hostile work environment, retaliation, and breach of contract.

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says she was discriminated against by the organization’s founder, Randy Grim. The lawsuit claims Grim made “offensive sexual remarks” in front of Huth while lobbing expletives and insults.

The suit alleges Grim said Stray Rescue employs too many women and that there are “too many hormones” at Stray Rescue.

Grim, who routinely makes headlines for his animal rescues, said on Monday he hadn’t seen the lawsuit. He wouldn’t comment on the allegations.

Huth claimed that after she complained about Grim to Mark Scott, Stray Rescue’s chairman of the board, she was denied a bonus.

She said Grim threatened her job after the complaints and threatened to assault her. Huth was eventually fired.

Huth was paid an annual salary of about $75,000, in addition to bonuses of 10 percent of the annual increase in the organization’s donations and grants. After her firing,
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Huth alleges Stray Rescue failed to make good on a severance agreement in her contract.

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The man who brought the blues to Blues on Whyte passed away last week.

Herb Ortlieb, one of the co founders of the Commercial Hotel and its adjoining venue, was three months away from his 88th birthday before he succumbed to Alzheimer related dementia on Jan. 14.

His humility helped him succeed in the business over the years, Ross said. Some owners become too busy to interact with patrons, but Ortlieb was happy to give everyone bikers to judges the time of day, she said.

was extremely humble, very kind, very generous, very caring, very patient. spring, the Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame inducted Ortlieb into its ranks.

Blues Hall of Fame president Tommie Gallie recalls Ortlieb as a quiet man, but one who was important in bringing blues music to Edmonton.

Over time, Ortlieb handed booking acts off to managers in his employ, but his patronage of blues music was an important one in Edmonton.

of the things about the hall of fame is, people don necessarily know who (the inductees) are. That one of the reasons we have it: to acknowledge people who would be completely ignored and celebrate their contribution, he said.

are people in the community who are that kind of foundation, and he was one of them. was adamant that people should not need to pay large amounts to see live music, Gallie recalled, and there were many free and cheap shows at the venue over the years.

Ortlieb was born in Poland in 1930, to parents of German descent. Turmoil marked his early life, as his family continually had to move west during the Second World War to stay ahead of Soviet Union troops marching into the country.

His mother sent him and his brother to Canada in 1950, where they stayed with extended family in Saskatchewan for a time before moving to Edmonton.

Ortlieb met his wife Joanna Ostermann at a dance and they married in 1955.

While in Edmonton, Ortlieb found work as a drywaller before deciding to invest in a business, as many immigrant families did at the time.

A realty agent introduced Ortlieb and his wife to the other investors, and in 1971 they collectively bought into what is now the Commercial Hotel and Blues on Whyte.

Ross recalls that, prior to its purchase, the tavern extension of the Commercial Hotel had been a failing cowboy bar which, for a time, had erotic dancers take the stage.

The hotel, too, had seen better days. A wooden structure originally built in the 1870s, Commie, as it is sometimes called today, was in rough shape when Ortlieb, 41 at the time, and his partners purchased it.

As he had some experience as a handyman, Ortlieb set about repairing the aged structure.

Ross recalls her father wanted to be involved in every aspect of the business, and he quickly immersed himself in the minutiae of its operations.

In the 1980s, Ortlieb brought blues bands in from Chicago, a move that would quickly turn the bar into a popular hangout, and give it its current monicker. The shows brought people in from all walks of life, Ross said.

The venue, which also became popular with bikers, has remained popular over the years, she said, adding that the original generation of patrons introduced their kids to the venue.
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Two sisters, ages four and six, have been found dead in Oak Bay and their father is in police custody.

The bodies of Chloe Berry, six, and Aubrey Berry, four, were found by police on Christmas Day in a ground floor apartment at 1400 Beach Dr.

Their father, Andrew Berry, 43, was taken to hospital, under police guard, with self inflicted wounds. He was found by officers after they entered the apartment searching for the girls.

The children mother, Sarah Cotton, was in a bitter custody battle with Berry, her ex partner. The pair have been estranged since 2013.

Berry had the children in his care Christmas morning but did not return them to their mother in the afternoon when he was supposed to, according to friends close to Cotton, who has worked in communications in Victoria.

Cotton went to the Oak Bay police station to report the girls as missing, and officers went to the apartment.

The apartment building in Oak Bay where the bodies of two children were found by police on Dec. 26, 2017.

Causes of death and the nature of Berry injuries have not been disclosed.

This is a devastating incident and we cannot begin to express our sympathy to all those touched by this tragedy

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit confirmed in a statement Tuesday afternoon that the deaths are homicides and that the victims are young children ages four and six. Police confirmed the father is in hospital, and said they are not looking for any other suspects.

is a devastating incident and we cannot begin to express our sympathy to all those touched by this tragedy, said Cpl. Shane Rappel of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit.

Close friend Trisha Lees has been by Cotton side since Monday night.

girls were very joyful and that comes from Sarah. They have Sarah spirit, Lees said. an amazing mother. She dedicated her life to those girls. They were a very tight knit family. Sarah is a very caring and hands on kind of mother. loved to take her daughters to Willows Beach and for trips to one of the Gulf Islands, Lees said.

We don know much about it at all yet. It a terrible thing

Frank Cotton, Sarah Cotton uncle,
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described Chloe and Aubrey as happy little girls. He said his daughter, Sarah cousin, was teaching Chloe how to ride horses in Sidney.

He said the extended family is left with many unanswered questions. don know much about it at all yet, he said. a terrible thing. Beach Drive apartment was behind police tape Tuesday as forensics investigators took photos of the building interior and exterior and gathered evidence. The blinds of the ground floor apartment that overlooks Oak Bay Marina were closed.

On her Facebook profile, Sarah Cotton had posted photos of herself, Chloe and Aubrey on the beach. In one photo, they posed on driftwood, the blond girls flashing big smiles that resemble their mother Another photo shows a silhouette of Cotton, flanked by her children, their hands in hers, as they walk away from the camera and toward the horizon. The Facebook profile was removed early Tuesday morning. Ferries. She was in stakeholder engagement, and he was in the finance department. Ferries, Cotton worked for the communications firm Tartan Group, which is now part of Beattie Tartan.

Deirdre Campbell, managing director for Beattie Tartan, said Cotton was hired as an intern after completing her degree at the University of Victoria.

Cotton was completely devoted to her children, Campbell said. couldn imagine a more incredible mother, she said.

just so unthinkable, she said of the killing of the two girls.

Cotton has been surrounded by friends since the deaths. friends are gathering around her as much as possible, Campbell said.

In recent months, Cotton took Berry to court, seeking unpaid child support payments. Berry did not hire a lawyer and represented himself. It unclear if he paid the outstanding child support.

In 2016, Cotton wrote on a memorial page for her mother, Elizabeth: years without you but remembered with so much love. Your spirit and beauty live on through Chloe and Aubrey and we hold you close to our hearts.
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This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer. [edit intro]

This article is about the process in palaeontology. For other uses of the term Fossilization, please see Fossilization (disambiguation).

Fossilization is the process that preserves evidence of life in earth’s rock record. This evidence of past life is called a fossil. The word “fossil” is derived from the Latin fossilis, something dug up.[1]

During the Middle Ages, the term “fossil” was used for any sample recovered from the earth, including rocks and minerals.[1] Today, the use of “fossil” is limited to the record of ancient life. Fossilization can preserve actual remnants of an organism, or evidence of their presence in an ecosystem.[1]Fossil of Mesosaurus tenuidens, a swimming reptile from the Whitehill Formation near Kimberley, South Africa.

Understanding the process of fossilization, and the different means through which it can occur, is used by taphonomists, paleontologists, and geologists to understand the lives of past organisms and the ancient environments in which they lived. The fossil record, however, is not a representative sample of past life, because certain organisms, and particular elements of those organisms, are more likely to be preserved than others. In addition certain environments are more suitable for fossilization than others, and some environments will yield no fossil remains through time.

Taphonomy is the study of what has happened to an organism from the moment of death until it is found as a fossil.[2] Exploring the process of fossilization from a taphonomic perspective allows placement of individual fossils into a wider context. Death can occur as a result of burial and in this case biostratinomic processes may not take place.

Biostratinomic processes Processes such as reorientation, disarticulation, fragmentation,
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and corrosion, which modify the remains. Not desirable, as information is lost. Between the time of death and burial, biostratinomic processes alter the remains. Before burial, an organic skeleton is normally subject to reorientation, disarticulation, fragmentation, and corrosion. Once it is buried, it undergoes diagenetic processes. Diagenesis is simply any change, chemical or physical, which occurs in an organism after burial.[3] Such changes are necessary for preservation, because organic matter will not survive for long before it is decomposed, and even hard parts, as bones, teeth, calcified shells, are normally prone to destruction. A typical diagenetic process is mineralization, which can occur with various minerals such as pyrite, phosphates or the various forms of silica.[3]

Fossilization is not a process that only occurred millions of years ago. It has also occurred in the recent past, simply because the same geological processes that happened in the past are also taking place now. Because it was only fossilized recently, it is termed a “sub fossil”.

“Post mortem modification is a virtually unavoidable fact of fossilization”.[6] Older fossils are more likely to have been modified by diagenetic processes, and thus, to be a less accurate copy of the original.[6] Analysis of modes of fossilization in an assemblage can reveal whether that assemblage represents input from more than one source.[7]
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Intelligence (FAAD, or FAAD C2I), a Battle Management/Command,system system are the radios, computers, radars, and surface to air missiles to cover an Army tactical areas.[1] It also is the command and control component of the new counter rocket, artillery and mortar (C RAM) mission.

As the Air Defense component of the Army Battle Command System.[2], the the Air and Missile Defense Command and Control System, has two main components, one for planning and one (FAAD) for tactical control:

Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control System software for planning, [3] which now runs on the Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS) [4]

FAAD at the tactical engagement level. It includes both software, as well as communications interfaces to specific sensor and weapons systems. FAAD is extensible,
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as demonstrated by its accepting the additional sensors, weapons, and local warning components of counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C RAM) mission. Navy E 2 Hawkeye, it can also get support from fighter aircraft; the E 3, again via JTIDS, can cue the air defenses of Navy ships that are in range.

FAAD implements air defense artillery doctrine, but adds interfaces to systems outside the immediate ADA structure. command posts (CP), tactical operations centers (TOC), and fire direction centers (FDC).

Integral components of the FAAD C3I system include:

Air Battle Management Operations Center (ABMOC) that monitors and controls the air defense tactical operations for the ADA battalion

Army Airspace Command and Control (A2C2) system that provides air defense information when a division headquarters controls the BCTs, rather than BCTs operating independently

Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) to MIM 104 Patriot units; to be replaced by the evolving Warfighter Information Network Tactical.
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