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Your Choice, Locate in Either Office:
Anaheim,CA; Federal Way, WA; Tigard, OR 


$150K -$500k equipment leases, financing (recourse/non-recourse lines of credit) 
Requires five or more years of credit underwriting. Work with third party originators, brokers, as well as clients & vendors of Umpqua Bank 
Please click here for more information.

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Monday, January 11, 2016



Today's Equipment Leasing Headlines

Position Wanted---Risk Management
  Seeking New Opportunities
Top Stories January 4 – January 8th
(Opened Most by Readers)
Curt Ritter, Leasing News Person, 2010
   Sworn in as Mayor of Chatham Township, New Jersey
Growth of Financial Technology Hitting Leasing
  U.S. Financial Hiring Down in Fourth Quarter
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
Start the Year Right!
“What Should I Put in My Resume Summary Section?”
Career Crossroad---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII
Social Media Solicitation
Leasing 102 by Mr. Terry Winders, CLFP
Live Web Presentations New Leases Standard
   Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Cube App
Stream Events/Record/Share Events

Portable Cube
Transform your 5-inch screen into 120-inch display
German Shepherd
Anaheim, California  Adopt-a-Dog
Attorneys Who Specialize in
Banking, Finance, and Leasing
News Briefs---
Car dealer moves too fast, must remove 600 vehicles
  Off Lease Only
Wilmington Trust Corp. Indicted for $330 Million
 First TARP recipient institution to be indicted
GM To Import Buicks From China
This Is a Big Economic Change
Bitcoin blockchain technology
  to revolutionize financial services
Air India to hire over 534 specialized pilots
  as shortage hits operations

Broker/Funder/Industry Lists | Features (writer's columns)
Top Ten Stories Chosen by Readers | Top Stories last six months

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Position Wanted---Risk Management
  Seeking New Opportunities

Each Week Leasing News is pleased, as a service to its readership, to offer completely free ads placed by candidates for jobs in the industry. These ads also can be accessed directly on the website at: 
http://www.leasingnews.org/Classified/Jwanted/Jwanted.htm

Each ad is limited to (100) words and ads repeat for up to 6 months unless the candidate tells us to stop. Your submissions should be received here by the end of each week.

Please encourage friends and colleagues to take advantage of this service, including recent graduates and others interested in leasing and related careers.

Risk Management
(Chicago Based) Highly knowledgeable and analytical Equipment Leasing Executive; leveraging 25 years in Portfolio Management, Operations, Credit, and Collections within Banking environment and Commercial Equipment Leasing Industry; proven track record, developing/implementing strategies, sound operational excellence and process improvement, while maximizing revenues and positioning organizations for greater success. wgriffith61@yahoo.com
Resume:
http://leasingnews.org/items/BGriffithResume2015.pdf 

 


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Top Stories January 4 – January 8th
(Opened Most by Readers)

(1) Shannon (Berry) Green, CLFP, Passes Away
      Tribute to be Held Tentative January 21st
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2106/01_04.htm#berry

(2) Leasing News Person of the Year
       for 2015: Bruce Kropschot, The Alta Group
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2106/01_06.htm#poy

(3) Personnel Changes at Axis Capital
         Grand Island, Nebraska
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2106/01_04.htm#axis

(4) Alister McNeill Passes Away
          Southern California Broker/Lessor
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2106/01_04.htm#mcneill

(5) Pictures from the Past
         —1996—New CLP's
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2016/01_08.htm#pics

(6) Reaction to Leasing News Person of the Year
          for 2015
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2016/01_08.htm#reaction

(Tie) (7) New Hires---Promotions in the Leasing Business
           and Related Industries
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2016/01_08.htm#hires

(Tie) (7) Section 179: What It Means for Your Practice
          And Other Businesses
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2106/01_06.htm#section

(9) Chisick Back in Business
   As Excel Business Funding
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2106/01_06.htm#chisick

(10) “Lease Consultant” vs. “Broker” or “VP, Mid-markets"
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2106/01_04.htm#consultant

(11) Happy Mango Wants to Demystify Credit Scoring
               and Open Up Loans to More People
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2106/01_06.htm#mango



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Curt Ritter, Leasing News Person, 2010
Sworn in as Mayor of Chatham Township, New Jersey



Curt Ritter being is as Mayor of Chatham Township, New Jersey. Ritter's wife Jen holds the Bible, next to son Will and daughters Mollie and Grace

"The mayor, who is now beginning the final year of his first three-year term on the committee, encouraged residents to attend upcoming committee meetings or view the meetings online to educate themselves about the municipal budget. He praised the township's shrewd budgeting in recent years...

"Looking at our township finances, the committee continues to take pride in its efforts to prudently manage expenses while increasing awareness of the budget process so all residents understand how their tax dollars are being spent," he said. "In 2015, we decreased the municipal tax rate by a full cent to $0.28 per $100 of assessed value. This decrease gave the township the smallest tax rate for the municipal portion of the tax bill since 2007. Few, if any municipalities in New Jersey can match this accomplishment, and this is something everyone on this dais should be proud of."

"Looking toward 2016, we will continue to maintain a balance of prudent fiscal responsibility while meeting the quality of life needs of our residents," he continued later.
http://www.newjerseyhills.com/chatham_courier/news/ritter-appointed-mayor-as-chatham-township-reorganizes/article_11af94f0-4196-5799-a0ad-eeaec9b01113.html


Mayor Curt Ritter 2016 Address
http://www.leasingnews.org/PDF/RitterAddress2016.pdf

Curt Ritter, Leasing News Person of the Year 2010
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Jan2011/1_04.htm#ritter

 

 

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Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
Time to apply is today


 

Credit Analyst
Your Choice, Locate in Either Office:
Anaheim,CA; Federal Way, WA; Tigard, OR 


$150K -$500k equipment leases, financing (recourse/non-recourse lines of credit) 
Requires five or more years of credit underwriting. Work with third party originators, brokers, as well as clients & vendors of Umpqua Bank 
Please click here for more information.

www.finpac.com
A subsidiary of Umpqua Bank



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http://www.leasingnews.org/Classified/Hwanted/Hwanted-post.htm

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Growth of Financial Technology Hitting Leasing
U.S. Financial Hiring Down in Fourth Quarter

 

Larry Hartmann, CEO, ZRG Partners, LLC, well-known Global Search
Executive, reports:

"The demand for talent in commercial finance and equipment leasing markets retreated in the fourth quarter…The index closed at 69.5, dropping from the Q3 levels of 74.3."

This despite the U.S. jobs market report showing 50,000 net new
positions added to the previous two months. The economy added 2.65 million jobs in 2015. It could be that there are less unemployed in banking, finance, leasing available; not a sign of a weakening marketplace, and possibly an early indication of the growth of financial technology replacing the needs of hiring personnel.

There also has been a trend noticed in Leasing News “New Hires-Promotions” that runs every Friday. There are more and more promotions.  This often increases the work load and responsibilities of those promoted, as well as insures that will not be looking elsewhere after receiving recognition, more responsibility, and certainly improved salary and benefits.

"New Business volume is getting more difficult to achieve which could put a bigger premium on sales talent in 2016,” Hartmann explains.

"While reasonable numbers of job opportunities still exist and companies are continuing to hire, the pace of new openings has slowed, in a quarter when many firms are typically positioning for next year’s growth.

"Comparing hiring demand to the Leasing Industry MFLI index which tracks new business volume, the volatility in 2015 volume origination could be casting doubt on 2016 plans, with more companies taking conservative views to headcount expansion for 2016."

It also could be an indication of the changing role of both sales and
operations in processing lease and loans.

 

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“What Should I Put in My Resume Summary Section?”
Career Crossroad---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII


I am updating my resume and have been told to include a skills summary section.  What should I include?

A Skills Summary (AKA Summary of Qualifications or Career Highlights) should be included in all resumes.  Hiring managers looking to hire Sales candidates will be interested in tangible evidence of achievements in this area (suggest incorporating production, quotas, territories, etc…). 

As far as the location, this section should be after your headline (name /address) and before your Experience/Career Section; Sample:

 
RYAN J SMITH
Address
Address
Phone
Email

SKILLS SUMMARY

    • Effectively Provide Administrative Support to the Zone Manager and Service Technicians
    • Actively Participate in the Development of the Manager Training Program
    • Sound Knowledge of Sales Projections, Budgets, Cost-Control Systems, and Standardized Procedures Designed for Bottom-line Profits
    • XXXXXXXX
    • XXXXXXXX
    • XXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCE
 XYZ COMPANY                                                                                                     Year - Current
Title
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX

Be sure that the list includes at least five to fifteen of your most relevant skills/achievements/highlights that are related to the job for which you are applying. It is standard to focus on the past five to seven years of your career in demonstrating your attributes, certifications, metrics, etc…(Remember, Hiring Managers like to read tangible numbers).

Feel free to customize the Skills Section of your resume for each role you are applying for. Try to match your skills, as much as possible, with the requirements listed in the job posting. The closer the match, the better your chances of being chosen to move forward in the interview process. 

It is imperative that your SUMMARY catches the Hiring Managers’ attention!  As such, this area should stand out so make sure you proofread for accurate grammar, punctuation, spelling, tense, etc… if this section appears to long, feel free to format into two/three columns.

Emily Fitzpatrick
Sr. Recruiter
Recruiters International, Inc.
Phone:  954-885-9241
Cell:  954-612-0567
emily@riirecruit.com
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www.linkedin.com/pub/emily-fitzpatrick/4/671/76
Also follow us on Twitter #RIIINFO

Career Crossroads Previous Columns
http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/crossroad.html



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Social Media Solicitation

Advertising and promotions to obtain leads are expensive! And yet it is hard to get new business without it. The trend has been toward smaller companies hiring advertising, promotion, and public relations staff for not only mailers and print journalism, but online media with the most popular social media which is basically very low cost. The emphasis has turned not just to direct advertising and press releases, but to direct solicitation.

Among the many things to learn about social media is the more often you post, the more response you will receive. You may not get an immediate comment, but the next time you log on, you will find a response. Each of the social media have their own type of followers, so choose one or two primarily, and work it as you would a call to a vendor or potential customer.

There is Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and many more. Lessors need to include more information about the use of the new media and mobile devices.

Yes, social media are the latest in tactics to reach prospects, yet many Lessors try to discourage their use. Sales personnel look forward to leads, support, and direction. The question is what kind of support and what direction are you going to give them. Not allowing social media contact during the work day is counterproductive.

The lessor’s first responsibility is to make sure the sales staff understands what they have to sell (what kind of leases) and what are the tax, legal and accounting requirements that affect your offerings. Having a good comprehensive test on the rules of leasing to administer will tell you where their holes are and what they will need in additional training. The better trained your sales staff the more efficient your marketing efforts will be.

Then they must be directed to approach a market that lies within your capabilities. The new “Cold Calling” is more than just being “online,” it is being of value. Not only allowing your sales staff access, they need more than ever to know what kind of tools will they have access to and how to use them.

Lease education is one of the most important tools you can offer to assure that your sales staff is effective instead of just hard working.

If you have your sales force located at your main office, I recommend a daily sales meeting, as the automobile dealerships have been doing for years. It is not only to go over business, but give encouragement as well as to present topics to educate them about their product.

If the sales force is disbursed, having more regular meetings at a regional location or at the home office is as important. Becoming more common today are video meetings via Skype bringing in all those involved in sales support; computer and mobile device.

I also strongly recommend promoting the Certified Lease Professional program, which is not just for those in operations or executive positions, but will add to a salesman’s knowledge and ability to both create and close more sales.

Some of the techniques to pass down include the advantages leases have over other forms of lending. Among them is our ability to arrange irregular payments that match equipment seasonal use or a flexible term that places termination in the most convenient month for the lessee to make equipment replacement decisions. Only knowing how to create a level payment on a calculator shows a lack of training on how to sell equipment leasing.

If you are selling bargain option leases or equipment sales contracts, the main tool would be a financial calculator or TValue.

Understanding how to price for tax motivated leases or municipal transactions requires knowledge of computer based pricing programs and is a requirement for lessors that offer such leases to their market. For some reason, some lessors try to restrict access to these computer based pricing programs to only a few senior personnel, thereby limiting the sales staff from being able to react to lessee requests during the sales call.

In addition to being fully trained and capable of pricing a lease, the sales staff must gain the lessee’s confidence regarding capable of servicing their needs. Repeat business is the most effective way to build a strong leasing activity.

Usually that requires the same sales staff to service the customer year after year so developing a good compensation plan is important. Also do not make constant changes to the plan unless it makes it better.

Obtaining business in this world of technology is becoming more and more difficult for direct sales. Knowledge of your product is more important than ever. Now is also the time to obtain the Certified Leasing Professional Handbook (ask about a discount for purchasing several).


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Previous #102 Columns:
http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/Leasing_102/Index.htm

 


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Live Web Presentations New Leases Standard
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The staff of the International Accounting Standards Board® will hold two live web presentations on the new Leases Standard on 13 January 2016, the day the Standard will be issued.

For the convenience of stakeholders around the world, there will be one presentation held in the morning and one in the afternoon. Both presentations will provide an overview of the new requirements, followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions. Each presentation, including Q&A, will last approximately 45 minutes.

Register to watch 'Introducing the new Leases Standard'
There is no charge to listen to the web presentation but a registration is required. To register for the webcast, click on the 'Register' link below.

Date/Time (GMT) Register

9 a.m. Wednesday 13 January 2016
https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1089158

3 p.m. Wednesday 13 January 2016
https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1089159     

Technical information
To access the presentation your computer must have Windows Media Player installed. For technical questions about the presentation, please contact Bob Young: byoung@ifrs.org

For further information about the project visit the project page:
http://www.ifrs.org/Current-Projects/IASB-Projects/Leases/Pages/Leases.aspx

The web presentation will become available on the IFRS Foundation's website afterwards:
http://www.ifrs.org/Pages/default.aspx


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More than 10 million people are now sharing events using The Cube.

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John Kenny

• End of Lease Negotiations & Enforcement 
• Third-Party Commercial Collections 

john@jkrmdirect.com | ph 315-866-1167| www.jkrmdirect.com


(Leasing News provides this ad as a trade for investigative
reporting provided by John Kenny)



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Portable Cube
Transform your 5-inch screen into a 120-inch display.


2x2 inch, .30lb

The first projector built specifically for smart devices, for presentations
and/or entertainment.

https://rif6.com/product/cube/

 


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German Shepherd
Anaheim, California  Adopt-a-Dog


Zane

“Male German Shepherd Dog about 6-9 years old. Good with kids. Gets along with other dogs. Not cat friendly.

“Zane came to us with horrible skin and ear issues but that's now a thing of the past. He has proven to be one goofy boy! He LOVES to play and LOVES treats even more. Got a ball or a snack for this big boy? Then you're friends for life! Zane would love a home with another medium to large dog to play with.”

He is completely house broken, knows basic commands, is smart as a whip and would probably learn to drive your truck if you offered up a treat. This big boy would do best with strong leadership and a single person who leads a quiet life.

Zane will do best on a grain free kibble diet and lots of healthy exercise.   

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $300

Adoption Application
http://coastalgsr.org/adopt.php

For general inquiries or about our dogs, please email: ocdogs@coastalgsr.org

We prefer email but if needed our telephone number: (714) 528-4730

Mailing Address:
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
23615 El Toro Road #D276
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
P.O. Box 50726
Irvine, California 92619-0726

Please note there are NO dogs located at the addresses above

Adopt a Pet
http://www.adoptapet.com/

 

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Attorneys Who Specialize in
Banking, Finance, and Leasing

Birmingham, Alabama
The lawyers of Marks & Associates, P.C. have over 30 years experience in dealing with virtually every type of equipment financing and are recognized throughout the industry for prompt, practical solutions and exemplary service. They offer cost-conscious, effective lease enforcement and good counsel. 
Email: Barry@leaselawyer.com
Website: www.leaselawyers.com
California, National: city: Riverside 
Ellen Stern - get results, reasonable pricing; numerous industry contacts, nearly 30 yrs exp.in SoCal, 20 yrs equip.: CFL license specialist, documentation, work-outs, litigated collections, recoveries; deal-maker. 
Email: leaselaw@msn.com

Kenneth C. Greene




California
Leasing and Financial consultant, active in several leasing
associations, as well as involved in music and film production inLA.  Mention "Leasing News" for a free consultation.
818.575.9095
Skype: 424.235.1658
ken@kengreenelaw.com
Connecticut, Southern New England: 
EVANS, FELDMAN & BOYER, LLC Collections, litigation, documentation, portfolio sales and financing, bankruptcy. We represent many of the national and local leasing companies doing business in this state. Past chairman EAEL legal committee. Competitive rates. 
email: rcfeldman@snet.net  
Los Angeles/Santa Monica
Hemar & Associates, Attorneys at Law
Specialists in legal assistance, including debt collection, equipment recovery, litigation for 35 years. Fluent in Spanish. 
Tel: 310-829-1948 
email: phemar@hemar.com
 
Los Angeles, Southern CA 
Seasoned attorney representing secured creditors in auto finance and truck/equipment lease industry.  Bankruptcy and State Court litigation.   Vincent V. Frounjian (818) 990-0605or email: vvf@pacbell.net.

Encino, California: Statewide “ELFA” 
Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP 30 yr excellent reputation Lessor representation commercial litigationdebt collection, and bankruptcy.
Call Stephen E. Jenkins Esq (818) 501-3800

Los Angeles, Statewide: CA.     "ELFA" Aggressive creditors rights law firm specializing in equipment leasing handling collection matters on a contingency, fixed fee or hourly cbasis. email:RGarwacki@prodigy.net 

Los Angeles, Statewide: CA      "ELFA"
Practice limited to collections, bankruptcy and problem accounts resolution. Decades of experience. 10-lawyer firm dedicated to serving you. Call Ronald Cohn, Esq. (818)591-2121 or email. Email: rrcohn@aol.com   


Los Angeles- Statewide, CA
Lawyer specializing in banking and leasing issues statewide. Documents and litigation. 
Tom McCurnin, Barton, Klugman & Oetting. Voice: (213) 617-6129 
Cell:(213) 268-8291
Email: 
tmccurnin@bkolaw.com

California & National

Paul Bent – More than 35 years experience in all forms of equipment leasing, secured lending, and asset based transactions. Financial analysis, deal structuring, contract negotiations, documentation, private dispute resolution, expert witness services. 
(562) 426-1000
www.paulbentlaw.com
pbent@paulbentlaw.com

Illinois
Trabaris, P.C.: Finance attorney with 24 years’ experience with transactional, documentation, secured financing and workouts /restructurings. 
Kevin Trabaris
Phone:(847)840-4687 
Email: kevin@trabaris.com
Website: www.trabaris.com.   
Blog: trabaris.com/info/blog/

Law Firm - Service, Dallas, TX. "ELFA"
Mayer regularly practices in leasing, secured financing, project development and finance and corporate finance. 
email: dmayer@pattonboggs.com
Website: 
www.pattonboggs.com
Massachusetts (collection/litigation coast to coast) 
Modern Law Group focuses its practice on collections, lease enforcement and asset recovery. For the past five years, our attorneys have helped clients recover millions of dollars. We are able to cover your needs coast to coast.
Email
 phone 617-855-9085www.modernlawgroup.com

Michael J. Witt, experienced bank, finance, and leasing attorney, also conducts Portfolio Audits. Previously he was Managing Counsel, Wells Fargo & Co. (May, 2003 – September, 2008); Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Advanta Business Services (May, 1988 – June, 1997) Tel: (515) 223-2352 Cell: (515) 868-1067
E-mail: MWitt@Witt-Legal.com
Web: www.witt-legal.com

National:  The OMEGA Network Group-nationwide legal representation of small and mid ticket equipment lessors-flat fee bankruptcy & replevin, contingent collection, 
billable litigation (704-969-3280)
tong_92@yahoo.com

National: Coston & Rademacher: Business attorneys serving the lease-finance industry since 1980. Transactional, documentation, corporate/finance, workouts, litigation, bankruptcy, portfolio management. Chicago-based national practice. Jim Coston, CLP (Members: ELFA, NEFA). 
email: Jcoston@costonlaw.com
Website:www.costonlaw.com

St. Louis County , MO. - statewide: 
Schultz & Associates LLP., collections, negotiation, and litigation. Also register and pursue recovery on foreign judgments. Contingency and reasonable hourly rates. 
Ronald J. Eisenberg, Esq.
(636) 537-4645 x108 
reisenberg@sl-lawyers.com
www.sl-lawyers.com
NJ,De,Pa: Specializing in leased equipment/secured transactions. Collections, replevins/workouts reasonable rates. Sergio Scuteri/Capehart & Scratchard, PAsscuteri@capehart.com / www.capehart.com
New York and New Jersey
Peretore & Peretore, P.C. documentation, portfolio purchase & sale, replevin, workouts, litigation, collection, bankruptcy.  Aggressive. Over 25 years experience.www.peretore.com

Thousand Oaks, California: 
Statewide coverage Spiwak & Iezza, LLP 20+ years experience,Representing Lessors banks in both State/ Federal Courts/ all aspects of commercial leasing litigation.
Nick Iezza 805-777-1175
niezza@spiwakandiezza.com



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News Briefs---

Car dealer moves too fast, must remove 600 vehicles; Off Lease Only
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-north-lauderdale-car-lease-20160107-story.html

Wilmington Trust Corp. Indicted for $330 Million
 First TARP recipient institution to be indicted
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bank-that-received-tarp-money-is-being-indicted/

GM To Import Buicks From China
This Is a Big Economic Change
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/01/10/this-is-a-big-economic-change-gm-to-import-buicks-from-china/

Bitcoin blockchain technology to revolutionize financial services
http://www.startribune.com/bitcoin-blockchain-technology-to-revolutionize-financial-services/364706851/

Air India to hire over 534 specialized pilots as shortage hits operations
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Air-India-to-hire-over-534-specialized-pilots-as-shortage-hits-operations/articleshow/50525510.cms

 



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How Saudi Arabia is suddenly in a hurry
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Cinnamon Health Benefits
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Football Poem

Perhaps Marv Levy's greatest coaching achievement came in remobilizing the Bills each fall during their four-year Super Bowl run, since the team lost each of those big games.

"Losing each one was tremendously disappointing," says Levy, who was 65 when the streak began. "I'd like to be able to say that we won one of them, or all four, but that's not going to change. Yet each time, our athletes showed their resilience--they got right back to work. The only way to win a Super Bowl is to get into it."

After the first loss, a 20-19 heartbreaker to the New York Giants, the coach recalled a small book of poetry his mother had given him when he went into the service, and typed out four lines from an unknown British poet:

Fight on, my men, Sir Andrew said,
A little I'm hurt but not yet slain.
I'll just lie down and bleed awhile,
And I'll rise and fight again.


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Sports Briefs----

Vikings' Blair Walsh admits 'it is my fault' after botching 27-yard FG attempt
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/vikings--blair-walsh-admits--it-is-my-fault--after-botching-27-yard-fg-attempt-010805629.html

Packers' offense wakes up in rejuvenating win over Redskins
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2016/01/10/aaron-rodgers-green-bay-washington-redskins/78606322/

Even when loss seemed certain, Seahawks remained optimistic
http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/even-when-wild-card-loss-to-vikings-seemed-certain-seahawks-remained-optimistic/

Dolphins agree to deal making Adam Gase head coach
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14534244/miami-dolphins-close-deal-make-adam-gase-next-head-coach

Lions hire New England Patriots executive Bob Quinn as next general manager
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Goodell: St. Louis stadium proposal inadequate
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     1755- Alexander Hamilton, American statesman, an author of The Federalist papers, first secretary of the treasury, born at British West Indies. Engaged in a duel with Aaron Burr the morning of July 11, 1804, at Weehawken, NJ. Mortally wounded there and died July 12,1804. 
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    1770- Rhubarb was shipped by Benjamin Franklin from London, England to John Bartram in Philadelphia, Pa. Rhubarb pie was a favorite in the United Colonies.
    1775 - Francis Salvador, the first Jew to be elected in the Americas, takes his seat on the South Carolina Provincial Congress. In June 1776, Salvador, a Patriot, became known as the "Southern Paul Revere" when he warned Charleston, South Carolina, of the approaching British naval fleet. Thanks to Salvador's intelligence information, Fort Sullivan in Charleston harbor was able to prepare for the British attack, and the half-completed fort successfully repelled an attack by a British fleet under Sir Peter Parker. On August 1 of the same year, while leading a militia group under the general command of Major Wilkinson, Salvador and his men were ambushed by a group of Cherokees and Loyalists near present-day Seneca, South Carolina. Salvador was wounded and then scalped by the Cherokees. He was the first recorded Jewish soldier killed in the American War for Independence.
    1791--- In Philadelphia, Episcopal Bishop William White, 43, founded the First Day Society. It became the forerunner of the American Missionary Fellowship, chartered in 1817 and headquartered today in Villanova, PA.
    1795-Birthday of Barbara Heinemann or Heynemann, French-born U.S. spiritual leader of the Community of True Inspiration who supported Christian Metz in his moves from Europe to Iowa and organizing the network of the seven communities known as the Amana Society. As spiritual leader she held the society together after Metz's death.
    1801-Birthday of Caroline Matilda Stansbury Kirkland, a New Yorker who after her marriage lived as a frontier wife and authored A New Home - Who'll Follow? (1839). She wrote in a realistic style life that set a new standard for fiction. Her style was continued by her son Joseph Kirkland in his novels. She succeeded her husband as editor of a Unitarian weekly and later edited what became Sartain's Union Magazine. She was prominent in New York City literary circles.
    1813--First pineapples planted in Hawaii, brought from Spain.
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    1815- Birthday of John A. MacDonald, Canadian statesman, first prime minister of Canada. Born at Glasgow, Scotland, he died June 6,1891, at Ottawa. His birth anniversary is observed in Canada.
    1839- birthday of Eugenio Maria Hostos, Puerto Rican patriot, scholar and author of more than 50 books. Born at Rio Canas, Puerto Rico, he died at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Aug 11, 1903. The anniversary of his birth is observed as a public holiday in Puerto Rico.
    1842- birthday of William James, American psychologist and philosopher of distinguished family that included his brother, novelist Henry James. “There is no worse lie,” he wrote in Varieties of Religious Experience (1902), “than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.” Born at New York City, he died at Chocorua, NH, Aug 26, 1910.
    1848---The Town Council attempted to ban gambling in San Francisco.
    1861 - Alabama seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy.
    1870-Birthday of Alice (Caldwell) Hegan Rice, American novelist and short-story writer best known for her 1901 novel Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch which has been translated into dozens of languages, made into plays and movies.
    1878 - In New York, Alexander Campbell made the first delivery of milk in glass bottles. Until then, milk had been ladled from a container by the milkman, into the customer's own container.
    1885- Birthday of Alice Paul, Women's rights leader and founder of the National Woman's Party in: advocate of an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. Born at Moorestown, NJ, she died there July 10,1977.
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    1892-- Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
    1897-Birthday of M.H. Cannon of Utah became the first woman state senator in America.
    1902 - "Popular Mechanics" magazine was first published. Initially, it had only five paying subscribers, and a few hundred readers who paid a nickel to buy it at newsstands. In September, 1903, the magazine became a monthly.
    1904- Pianist/composer Pinetop Smith born Orion, AL. One of my favorites, I have all his records, best known for “Pinetop's Boogie Woogie.”
    1907-- The Church of God, headquartered today in Cleveland, Tennessee, and with roots going back to 1886, officially adopted its current name
    1910- Canadian singer and saxophonist Art Hallman was born in Kitchener, Ontario. One of Canada's most popular tenors in the 1940's, Hallman was featured vocalist from 1939 to 1944 with Mart Kenney and his Western Gentlemen. He formed the Art Hallman Orchestra in 1945, and the band appeared in top hotels and dance halls in Toronto, as well as on CBC radio and station CFRB. Hallman's theme song was "Just a Moment More With You."
    1913-, Hudson Sedan, manufactured by the Hudson Motor Car Company, Detroit, MI, was shown at the 13 th National Automobile Show. It was the first sedan car with all accessories as standard equipment.
    1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks. The vast storm then moved through the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley. Winds reached 60 mph at Toledo OH, and the temperature plunged from 28 above to 15 below zero during passage of the cold front.
    1922 - A 14-year-old-boy, Canadian Leonard Thompson, became the first person to have his diabetes successfully treated with insulin.
    1923—drummer Osie Johnson birthday.
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    1924-- Louisiana blues singer Slim Harpo was born in West Baton Rouge. Heavily-influenced by Chicago boogie singer Jimmy Reed, Harpo scored on the pop charts in 1966 with "Baby, Scratch My Back." As well, he had a number-one rhythm-and-blues record in 1961 with "Rainin' in My Heart." Slim Harpo died in 1970.
    1926--Canadian composer and trumpeter Johnny Cowell was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario. Cowell became one of Canada's most successful songwriters in 1956 when his composition "Walk Hand in Hand" was recorded by such artists as Andy Williams and Tony Martin. The song was one of the major hits of the year. Cowell also wrote "Our Winter Love," a big hit in 1963 by Nashville pianist Bill Pursell.  
    1927-- '50s pop singer Gisele MacKenzie, born Winnipeg.CA.
    1928 - Paul Whiteman recorded "Ol' Man River" on Victor Records. Bing Crosby sang as the featured vocalist on the song from the Broadway musical, "Showboat".
    1935 - Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first person to make a solo flight from Hawaii to California. Three years earlier, she became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
    1935- Ronnie Hawkins, a pioneer of rock 'n' roll in Canada, was born in Huntsville, Arkansas.
Hawkins has been a father figure to many of Canada's leading rock musicians, and the graduates of his bands include the groups Crowbar and The Band, as well as Dom Troiano, King Biscuit Boy and David Clayton-Thomas. (Rompin') Ronnie Hawkins began touring the Ontario night club circuit in 1958 with his band the Hawks. In 1959, he scored on the US charts with "Mary Lou" and "40 Days."
Hawkins has remained in Canada since then, leaving his Ontario base only occasionally, as he did in 1976 to appear at The Band's farewell concert in San Francisco.
    1938 - The first woman bank president, Frances Moulton, assumed her duties in Limerick, Maine.
    1939- First Metronome all-Star session (Berigan, James, Goodman) records “ Blue Lou,” “The Blues.” Victor. These Metronome Jazz Magazine masters are fascinating to listen to as they are basically all star jam sessions.
    1939- actor-singer Sal Mineo was born in New York City. Better known for his acting than his singing, he did manage a top-ten record in 1957, "Start Movin'." On February 12th, 1975, Mineo was found murdered in Los Angeles.
    1939- Marlene Dietrich, "Falling In Love Again"
    1940--Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., becomes the U.S. Army's first black general, his son would later become a general as well.
    1942- Saxophonist Clarence “Big Man” Clemmons born Norfolk, VA; with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    1942 -23ºF (-31ºC), Kingston RI (state record)
    1943- Singer Jim Croce was born in Philadelphia. His narrative songs, such as "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" and "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," were extremely popular in the early '70s. Like Otis Redding, Croce's greatest popularity came after his death. And like Redding, Croce was killed in a plane crash - in 1973.
    1944 - Franz Kettner, a private in the German army and a prisoner of war at Camp Hearne in Texas, is killed by a Nazi kangaroo court. Internment camps for German prisoners of war were dominated by Nazi enforcers, who killed as many as 150 of their fellow prisoners during World War II. 
    1944-HOWARD, JAMES H. (Air Mission) Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Air Corps. Place and date: Over Oschersleben, Germany, 11 January 1944. Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo. Birth: Canton, China. G.O. No.: 45, 5 June 1944. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy near Oschersleben, Germany, on 11 January 1944. On that day Col. Howard was the leader of a group of P51 aircraft providing support for a heavy bomber formation on a long-range mission deep in enemy territory. As Col. Howard's group met the bombers in the target area the bomber force was attacked by numerous enemy fighters. Col. Howard, with his group, and at once engaged the enemy and himself destroyed a German ME. 110. As a result of this attack Col. Howard lost contact with his group, and at once returned to the level of the bomber formation. He then saw that the bombers were being heavily attacked by enemy airplanes and that no other friendly fighters were at hand. While Col. Howard could have waited to attempt to assemble his group before engaging the enemy, he chose instead to attack single-handed a formation of more than 30 German airplanes. With utter disregard for his own safety he immediately pressed home determined attacks for some 30 minutes, during which time he destroyed 3 enemy airplanes and probably destroyed and damaged others. Toward the end of this engagement 3 of his guns went out of action and his fuel supply was becoming dangerously low. Despite these handicaps and the almost insuperable odds against him, Col. Howard continued his aggressive action in an attempt to protect the bombers from the numerous fighters. His skill, courage, and intrepidity on this occasion set an example of heroism which will be an inspiration to the U.S. Armed Forces.
    1945--GAMMON, ARCHER T. Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company A, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division. Place and date: Near Bastogne, Belgium, 11 January 1945. Entered service at: Roanoke, Va. Born: 11 September 1918, Chatham, Va. G.O. No.: 18, 13 February 1946. Citation: He charged 30 yards through hip-deep snow to knock out a machinegun and its 3-man crew with grenades, saving his platoon from being decimated and allowing it to continue its advance from an open field into some nearby woods. The platoon's advance through the woods had only begun when a machinegun supported by riflemen opened fire and a Tiger Royal tank sent 88mm. shells screaming at the unit from the left flank. S/Sgt. Gammon, disregarding all thoughts of personal safety, rushed forward, then cut to the left, crossing the width of the platoon's skirmish line in an attempt to get within grenade range of the tank and its protecting foot troops. Intense fire was concentrated on him by riflemen and the machinegun emplaced near the tank. He charged the automatic weapon, wiped out its crew of 4 with grenades, and, with supreme daring, advanced to within 25 yards of the armored vehicle, killing 2 hostile infantrymen with rifle fire as he moved forward. The tank had started to withdraw, backing a short distance, then firing, backing some more, and then stopping to blast out another round, when the man whose single-handed relentless attack had put the ponderous machine on the defensive was struck and instantly killed by a direct hit from the Tiger Royal's heavy gun. By his intrepidity and extreme devotion to the task of driving the enemy back no matter what the odds, S/Sgt. Gammon cleared the woods of German forces, for the tank continued to withdraw, leaving open the path for the gallant squad leader's platoon. 
    1945- Birthday of singer Naomi Judd.
    1947---Top Hits
For Sentimental Reasons - Nat King Cole
Ole Buttermilk Sky - The Kay Kyser Orchestra (vocal: Mike Douglas & The Campus Kids)
The Old Lamplighter - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Billy Williams)
Divorce Me C.O.D. - Merle Travis
    1948- future country superstar Loretta Lynn married Oliver (Mooney) Lynn. She was not quite 14 years old.
    1948-- President Harry S. Truman proposes free, two-year community colleges for all who want an education. 
    1949- Lee Konitz's cuts first record “Progression” on Prestige.
    1953-Birthday of rock singer Pat Benatar.
    1955---Top Hits
Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes
The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane - The Ames Brothers
Hearts of Stone - The Fontane Sisters
Loose Talk - Carl Smith
    1956---The Coasters record "Down in Mexico," "Turtle Dovin'" 
    1956- Elvis Presley began his first recording session in Nashville. Among the songs recorded were "Heartbreak Hotel" and "I Was the One," which became Presley's first single for RCA Victor. Artists-and-repertoire chief Steve Sholes had bought his contract from Sun Records in Memphis for 35- thousand dollars. The record became the first of Elvis's more than 50 million-sellers.
    1956 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Memories Are Made of This," Dean Martin.
1957: In one of the biggest scandals to ever hit rock music, Jerry Lee Lewis marries his 14-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown, daughter of his cousin Jim. Lewis' first marriage is still valid; the divorce wouldn't be finalized for six months. Reports are that Myra still believes in Santa Claus. When the story breaks a few weeks later, Lewis' career would be seriously damaged.
    1958- The Coasters, "Charlie Brown"
    1958 - On CBS-TV's "Seahunt," Lloyd Bridges starred as Mike Nelson, an ex-Navy frogman turned underwater trouble shooter. The show spent four years on the network. The underwater sequences were shot in Silver Springs, Florida. The out-of- water sequences were filmed at Marineland of the Pacific.
My father Lawrence Menkin wrote several of the episodes.
    1958-- "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis became the number-one song in the US. Later in the year, many radio stations began banning his records because of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin.
    1960: Aretha Franklin makes her stage debut at New York's Village Vanguard.
    1961-- The Marvelettes' "Please Mr. Postman" hits #1
    1963---Top Hits
Telstar - The Tornadoes
Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
Hotel Happiness - Brook Benton
Ruby Ann - Marty Robbins
    1963 - On Sunset Boulevard in California, Whiskey-A-Go-Go opened. Bright lights and mini-skirt clad dancers in cages were the main features of the United State's first discotheque. . In the next decade and beyond, the Whiskey will be a popular meeting place for the record industry and a good place to be seen if you want to get into the industry. The Doors, among others, got their start there.
    1963- Tracy Caulkins, American swimmer, winner of more titles than any other amateur athlete. TC won 48 national titles, three Olympic gold medals (1984), set 66 world or U.S. records, and is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (1990).
    1964--Roger Miller records "Dang Me," one of the most popular songs
of the year, along with his "Chug-A-Lug." 
   1964 --U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report saying that smoking may be hazardous to one's health.
   1964- The famed Whisky a Go-Go nightclub opened on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. The combination discotheque and concert venue quickly became the favored hangout for LA's hip set. It was famed for its go-go girls who both danced and acted as dj's, and for its house band, led by Johnny Rivers. The club also spotlighted the hottest acts from the US and Britain, among them the Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, the Who and Led Zeppelin. 
    1964 "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash becomes the first country album to top the U.S. pop album chart.
    1964—Famed singer Sam Cooke is shot and killed under mysterious circumstances at the Hacienda Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The married singer picked up a young woman at a party, who claimed Cooke attempted to rape her. When she ran away, according to her testimony, Cooke followed and assaulted the hotel manager, demanding to know the girl's whereabouts. The manager shot Cooke three times.
    1965-- Ray Charles' "Crying Time" enters the pop charts
    1965---The Beach Boys record "Do You Wanna Dance" 
    1966-British Invasion band Herman's Hermits receive a gold record for the album "The Best of Herman's Hermits."
    1967--The great Jimi Hendrix records "Purple Haze" 
    1968- The Rolling Stones film their legendary Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus television special at Wembley television studios in Middlesex, England, featuring performances by John Lennon, Eric Clapton, the Who, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithful -- and yes, circus people, all filmed in a circus tent. The show is never aired and only sees the light of day in 1996, supposedly because the Stones thought the Who upstaged them with their performance.
   1969--FRITZ, HAROLD A. Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Troop A, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Place and date: Binh Long Province, Republic of Vietnam, 11 January 1969. Entered service at: Milwaukee, Wis. Born: 21 February 1944, Chicago, 111. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Capt. (then 1st Lt.) Fritz, Armor, U.S. Army, distinguished himself while serving as a platoon leader with Troop A, near Quan Loi. Capt. Fritz was leading his 7-vehicle armored column along Highway 13 to meet and escort a truck convoy when the column suddenly came under intense crossfire from a reinforced enemy company deployed in ambush positions. In the initial attack, Capt. Fritz' vehicle was hit and he was seriously wounded. Realizing that his platoon was completely surrounded vastly outnumbered, and in danger of being overrun, Capt. Fritz leaped to the top of his burning vehicle and directed the positioning of his remaining vehicles and men. With complete disregard for his wounds and safety, he ran from vehicle to vehicle in complete view of the enemy gunners in order to reposition his men, to improve the defenses, to assist the wounded, to distribute ammunition, to direct fire, and to provide encouragement to his men. When a strong enemy force assaulted the position and attempted to overrun the platoon, Capt. Fritz manned a machine gun and through his exemplary action inspired his men to deliver intense and deadly fire which broke the assault and routed the attackers. Moments later a second enemy force advanced to within 2 meters of the position and threatened to overwhelm the defenders. Capt. Fritz, armed only with a pistol and bayonet, led a small group of his men in a fierce and daring charge which routed the attackers and inflicted heavy casualties. When a relief force arrived, Capt. Fritz saw that it was not deploying effectively against the enemy positions, and he moved through the heavy enemy fire to direct its deployment against the hostile positions. This deployment forced the enemy to abandon the ambush site and withdraw. Despite his wounds, Capt. Fritz returned to his position, assisted his men, and refused medical attention until all of his wounded comrades had been treated and evacuated. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by Capt. Fritz, at the repeated risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect the greatest credit upon himself, his unit, and the Armed Forces. 
    1970-- The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7, to win Super Bowl IV. the Chiefs, 14—point underdogs, evened the AFL's Super Bowl record at 2-2 with their triumph. Kansas City was led by quarterback Len Dawson, named the game's Most Valuable Player.
    1970 - Billy Casper became the second golfer in history to top the $1-million mark in career earnings; thanks to winning the Los Angeles Open golf tournament.
    1971---Top Hits
My Sweet Lord/Isn't It a Pity - George Harrison
Knock Three Times - Dawn
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
    1972 - Downslope winds hit the eastern slopes of the Rockies in northern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming. Boulder CO reported wind gusts to 143 mph and twenty-five million dollars property damage.
    1973-- The American League changed its playing rules to allow for the use of a designated hitter, one player to bat for the pitcher throughout the game without being required to play in the field. the rule was intended to boost offensive production and to allow better starting pitchers to remain in the game longer.
    1974-country storyteller Tom. T. Hall topped the country singles charts with "I Love." His other number-one songs that year included "That Song is Driving Me Crazy" and "Country Is."
    1976-- US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill.
    1976-- Al Stewart's "Year of the Cat" enters the pop charts
    1977- AT & T approves dual listings in phone books for wife and husband without extra charge, ending a three-year battle by feminists.
    1979---Top Hits
Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
My Life - Billy Joel
Sharing the Night Together - Dr. Hook
Tulsa Time - Don Williams
    1980- composer John Williams succeeded the late Arthur Fiedler as the conductor of the Boston Pops.
    1984-the album "Thriller" by Michael Jackson became the all-time bestselling LP. "Thriller," with ten-million copies sold, surpassed the previous best-seller, the soundtrack from "Saturday Night Fever." "Thriller" eventually sold more than 40 million copies. Also on January 11th, 1984, Michael Jackson was nominated for 12 Grammy Awards.
    1986-- L. Douglas Wilder was sworn in as lieutenant governor of Virginia. He was the first black elected to statewide office in the South since Reconstruction. He later served as governor.
    1987- Madonna's video about a pregnant teenager, "Papa Don't Preach," won the top award on the first World Music Video Awards. The three-hour program was co-produced by Canada's MuchMusic Network and Europe's Sky Channel. It was telecast live via satellite to five continents.
    1987---Top Hits
Walk Like an Egyptian - Bangles
Notorious - Duran Duran
Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
Give Me Wings - Michael Johnson
    1987 -- Denver quarterback John Elway engineers "The Drive." Trailing Cleveland 20-13 with 5:32 remaining in the AFC championship game, Elway marches the Broncos 98 yards on 15 plays to force overtime, then moves Denver 60 yards on nine plays on their first possession of overtime to set up Rich Karlis' game-winning 33-yard field goal in the Broncos' 23-20 victory.
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    1987 - A storm in the northeastern U.S. buried the mountains of central Vermont with up to 26 inches of snow, and snowfall totals in Maine ranged up to 27 inches at Telos Lake. Winds gusted to 45 mph at Newark NJ and Albany NY.
    1988 - Snow and high winds in Utah resulted in a fifty car pile-up along Interstate 15. Winds in Wyoming gusted to 115 mph at Rendezvous Peak.
    1992-Paul Simon becomes the first international star to perform in South Africa following the end of the UN cultural boycott. He began a concert tour in Johannesburg.
    1992--- US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
    1998 --NFC Championship Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49'ers 23-10
    1998-- AFC Championship Denver Broncos beat Pitt Steelers 24-21
    1998-- US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
    1998--- US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
    1999-- NASA declared 1998 the warmest year on record. Global surface temperatures increased by 0.34 of a degree Fahrenheit. The average temperature of 58.496 degrees Fahrenheit eclipsed the previous record set in 1995. The 1998 warmth was associated partly with a strong El Niño, a periodic warming of the Pacific Ocean.
    1999-At the American Music Awards, Billy Joel is given the Special Award of Merit for his "inspired songwriting skills" and "exciting showmanship." Also at the show, Blondie (with four of the original members: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Jimmy Destri, and Clem Burke) perform on stage with rapper Coolio singing the band's "No Exit."
   2001- The Federal Trade Commission approved the merger of AOL and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner
   2010 - Mark McGwire admitted to The Associated Press that he'd used steroids and human growth hormone when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998.

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- Your “Return on Investment” on eDocs
- Alert: Integrity Financial Group
 Active Again on the Internet
- Originators 89% Satisfied with Current Position
  Survey Finds: 56% Had Incomes of $125,000
- Changes in the Commercial Finance and Leasing Industry
- Insurance Certificates are Often Virtually Worthless
- Richest Man in Leasing: Steven Udvar-Hazay
- Canadian Finance and Leasing Association
   Annual Conference Report by Hugh Swandel
- The 50 Best Fintech Innovators Report
- Most Report Leasing Business Up in August
- New "Same Day ACH" Goes into Effect Sept. 23, 2016
- Light Attendance at NAELB Atlanta Conference
- Who Needs a Desk? Watch the Change
- Advice on Testifying at a Deposition
- Reader Says Too Many Telephone Calls to Client
  All Generated from UCC Filings
- Employee Exodus at Direct Capital, Portsmouth, NH
- Jeff Rudin Family Adopts Mindy
- Top Five Leasing Company Web Sites
  in North America
- Leasing News Bulletin Board Update
   Hawkins Counter Sues $50,000 Judgement
Fed Chair Asks Cobra Capital for a Survey
- Apple Moves to Direct Financing
     Leasing News Exclusive
- How Many Types of Leases?
- OnDeck Capital Hit with Several Law Suits
- President of EAR Sentenced to Five Years
- Stick Mobility--Yoga to the Next Level
  New Exercise for Individuals or Groups
- Dale Kluga Sees Alternate Finance Bubble Ahead
   Concerned History is Repeating Itself
- The top 50 brands in Quick Service and Fast Casual
- Charlie Chan on Balboa Capital
- The Volume Produced by Alternate Finance is Astounding
   Changing the Way Credit Decision Are Being Made
- NAELB Leasing School Says it is Time
- All Wireless Phones to Have Anti-Theft Devices
- Dan Baldwin Forms "Cloud Broker Association"
- CLFP Foundation Breaks Record, Plus 18 New Members
- FDIC Cases Against Failed Bank Directors & Officers 26 to Date
- Senior Vice President Sentenced to Federal Prison
    Loss to Bank was $991,680
- Web App with Calculator for Vendors- One Month Free Trial
- Equipment Finance Decision Maker Survey Results:
   Vendor & Small Biz
- Bank Officer Gets One Year/$174,000 Judgment
- 182 Bank Officers Plus Investigated by SIGTARP
- Element Financial Tearing Up the US Market
- Which States Finance the Most Equipment
- New IdentityTheft.gov Website
- Lease One Tagged for Fraud in Lease Commitment
     by Tom McCurnin, Leasing News Legal Editor
- Three New Bulletin Board Complaints
    US Business Funding, Newport Beach, California
- Verhelle Founds Harvard Partners, LLC
- Business Loans/Cash Advance Increase
- Subject: Need a corporation 3-7 years old? Reaction
- Financial Pacific Leasing Digitizes
   End-to-End Transaction Lifecycle with DocuSign & eOriginal
- "Your lease rates are too high"
- Bulletin Board Complaint
   Balboa Capital, Irvine, California
- Provide “Added Value” by Protecting Your Customer
    Get Repeat Customer/Vendor Business with These Tips
      By Christopher Menkin
- Reader Complaint About LEAF Financial Investment (Collection)
- 2015 U.S. Digital Future in Focus
     by comScore
- Report: “The Impact of Alternative Financing on the
    Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry"
- The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation Releases
 study "Digital Documents in the Equipment Finance Industry”
- Bulletin Board Complaint Matrix Business Capital
    First Response to Cease & Desist
- US Business Funding, Newport Beach, California
  Bulletin Board Complaint $5,915 Deposit Made in 2013
- Update--Balboa Files: "It was an Operating Lease"
   By Tom McCurnin and Frank Peretore 
- Leasing Brokers: When May You Collect a Commission?
- Bulletin Board Complaint
    Integrity Financial Groups, Alpine, Utah
- “Capital” or “Finance” in Name, Better Have a License
- Bulletin Board Complaint
  Brian Acosta/Matrix Business Capital
- Maricle Found Guilty in Not Returning Advance Fees  
- Balboa Capital Sued in Federal Court for
        Bait and Switch Sales Tactics
- Details, Details...How Important are they?
   Very, When the Lessor Sneaks in a Blanket Lien
- What is Leasing?
    Legal Definitions by Leasing News Legal Editor Tom McCurnin
- Invest in Your Country
  U.S. Savings Bonds
- How to be a “Leasing Expert Witness”
    and Make Extra Income
- 2014 Survey Reports Expert Witness Hourly Fees
    Record All-Time Highs
- Your Photograph on LinkedIn.com
Use a Password Generator
- Banks Turn Toward Leasing for More Profit
- Why Leasing News is Different
- Take Your Banker to Lunch
- Look Out!!! --Two Evergreen/PRR Clause Lessors Merge
   Onset Financial/Mazuma Capital
- Lease Police Tips on Judging Vendors
- Netiquette: Rules of Behavior For Email and the Internet
- Alert: Rudy Trebels Back Soliciting Broker Business
- HL Leasing/John Otto--Update
- NorVergence- Year end, 2013
- Twelve Lawyers Against Evergreen Clause Abuse
- Wants to Go After Lessors and Their Attorneys
   Re: Evergreen Clause Abuses
- Sample of Usury Laws in United States
- Balboa Capital Class Action Case Settled--$5 million?
- Old Cowboy On His Horse
- Leasing Brokers: When May You Collect a Commission?
- Is Long Term Leasing Dead?
- 5 Ways Women Are Better Bosses Than Men
- Balboa Capital, Irvine, California
   $20,543.22 Bulletin Board Complaint
   Alleged “Bait and Switch”
- Female Lease Finance Association Presidents
- Broker’s Responsibility to Obtain
    California Lender’s License
- The Day that Albert Einstein Feared May Have Finally Arrived
- Equipment Finance Agreements Explained/Barry S. Marks
- Royal Links "True Lease" Court Ruling
- "The Memory Shock" –New Book by Barry Reitman
- Jeff Taylor's Leasing Predictions, Spring, 2006
- New Case against Mazuma Capital and Republic Bank
  ---Automatic Evergreen Payment---PPR
- Charles Schwartz and Allied Health
- Copier Wars---It's more than the lease payment
    by Christopher Menkin
- Leasing Gypsies
- Verifying Tax Returns
- Special Report: Part I
   Could Church Kiosks, Royal Link Carts, NorVergence results been avoided?

   The use of “Equipment Finance Agreements”
- Special Report: Part II
    Bank of the West

   Equipment Lease Agreement (EFA)
- California License Web Addresses
- Settlement Costs vs. Litigation Costs