WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Vanuatu’s president said the cyclone that hammered the tiny South Pacific archipelago was a “monster” that has destroyed or damaged 90 per cent of the buildings in the capital Port Vila and has forced the nation to start anew.
Looking weary and red-eyed, Baldwin Lonsdale said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press that the latest information he has is that six people are confirmed dead and 30 injured from Cyclone Pam. He appealed for international aid for a place he calls “paradise.”
Five years ago, Mohsen Saleh, an Iranian in exile, moved to Milan, Italy to change the course of his life and pursue a masters in design engineering. Two years ago, Saleh launched Cyclingboom with the hopes of promoting cycling. Now, he has teamed up with WRD Systems to solve the problem of bike theft.
Jarred Cummans submits:Investors seeking high growth for their portfolios have long grown tired of the meager returns that many U.S.-based investments have offered. As a result, many have turned their attention to emerging markets which are nations around the globe with surging populations that are experiencing rapid development.
ETF Database submits: With pathetic levels of job growth and declining consumer confidence, many investors worry that the economy is dangerously close to falling into a double dip recession. This concern over the immediate future has led many to overlook a long-term problem that is getting worse every year and could eventually stand as a significant hurdle to economic growth; much of the infrastructure in the U.S. has aged considerably, and is in desperate need of upgrades.
When customers change, their needs change. If you’re not keeping tabs on the major changes at your customer account, there’s a risk you’ll either lose the account or miss new opportunities to sell.
It’s not enough to depend upon your customer contacts to keep you informed. After all, if there are big changes afoot, they’ve probably got more on their minds than filling you in on what’s happening.
A better approach is to set up a regular schedule for keeping tabs on your customers. Here’s how: