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J&K FRESH CONFIRMS VENUE INFORMATION FOR IPO Executive Committee meeting at PMA (New Orleans) ....

Good Evening Mr. Cavan,

I am pleased to inform you that we have secured a space for the International Pineapple Organization meeting on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 7 am to 9 am.  The venue information is listed below for your convenience:
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013 from 7 am to 9 am
Venue:     Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel     701 Convention Center Blvd.     New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 524-8200
Floor/ Room:     First Floor/ Rex-A
Onsite Contact: Melanie Bofman Catering Sales Manager Direct: 504-681-1056 | Fax: 504-681-1028 | Email:
Booking ID:     3088
Room Set Up:     Hallow square table for 20 people with writing pads and pens for each guest; Continental buffet; the meeting will be listed on Read-A-Board to alert guests as well as a sign outside the meeting room, "International Pineapple Organization."
J & K Fresh, LLC Contacts:     Ray Keffer         (310) 901-4911/ ray     Tanya Keffer     (323)
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THE REAL DEAL : George P. Shultz: "Issues on My Mind"

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The scholar, diplomat, and businessman discusses America's role in the world.

George P. Shultz’ storied career in government, academia, and business includes four cabinet posts; appointments at the University of Chicago, MIT, and Stanford; and the presidency of Bechtel Corp. 

Now 92, the economist is the author of the new book, Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future, a guide to policymakers on how to govern more effectively in a wide range of areas. 

In an interview this summer with Stanford Business, Shultz discussed technology, U.S. relations with Russia and China, the environment, and how the United States can get its house in order. 

Excerpts follow:

In today’s technological era there are few boundaries to communication, and yet traditional diplomacy is still done in many ways as it once was. 

How has this technological era impacted the way states interact?
I think the world is now awash in change, and the fundamental reason is that the world is very …

The Best Pizza In 10 Big Cities Around The USA ...


OCT. 13, 2013, 7:57 AM


Americans are crazy about their pizza: They eat it an average of 3.9 times a month, according to a new survey from Zagat.

In celebration of National Pizza Month, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 10 big cities around the U.S.

From Atlanta to Washington, D.C., here are some epically delicious pies.

ATLANTA: Antico Pizza Napoletana


1093 Hemphill Ave.

Food: 28

The fresh ingredients, perfectly cooked crusts, and family-style seating have earned this Neapolitan pizza joint a cult following.

Plus, there's even a money-saving BYO wine and beer policy.

AUSTIN: The Backspace

The Backspace/Facebook

507 San Jacinto St.

Food: 25

The thin-crust pizzas at this casual Austin staple have locals coming back thanks to its delicious sauce and heavy-handed toppings.

The happy hour is a great deal too, with half off antipasti, beer, and wines by the glass.

BALTIMORE: Johnny Rad’s

Johnny Rad's Pizzeria Tavern/Facebook

2108 …


:Crowd storms World War II Memorial

Sunday - 10/13/2013, 1:18pm ET

World War II veteran Mike Lauriente accepts thanks for his service from demonstrators at the World War II Memorial on Sunday. (WTOP/Jamie Forzato)

WASHINGTON - Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off, protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown.

Beginning at about 9:30 a.m., Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were among the luminaries in a crowd that chanted "Tear down these walls!" and sang "God Bless America" as well as other patriotic songs as they entered the memorial, which has been closed since the government shutdown that began Oct. 1.

Tractor-trailers headed down 17th Street toward the Mall, blaring their horns. The Metropolitan Police Department blocked off the street, prompting the crowd to head up the st…

Truckers protesting President, Congress spotted in DC


5:02 p.m. EDT

 October 12, 2013

(Photo: WUSA9)

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Truckers protesting the actions of President Obama and Congress continue to slowly circle the Capital Beltway on Friday. They say they are fed up with what many of them consider an abuse of the Constitution.

WUSA9's Bruce Leshan traveled with the convoy for a while. At noon, he reported that he was traveling approximately 2 miles per hour, with the traffic almost completely stopped. It was unclear whether traffic was going so slowly due to the truckers, the rain or both.

Washington: Gannett sister-station, WUSA9

Leshan started following the convoy around Springfield, and followed the trucks around on the Inner Loop. At the time, they were crossing three lanes of traffic going 20 miles an hour, slowing down, and honking their horns, according to Leshan.

Their actions seemed to irritate some drivers but many driver seemed to know the group was going to be in town.

We were told originally that there may be some "c…

MECCA : (Religious tourism) ... Pennies from heaven

Pilgrimages are a big business—and getting bigger

Oct 12th 2013 


From the print edition

This is the way, I believe

MECCANS say they do not need agriculture, for God has given them the pilgrimage as their annual crop. 

Millions of Muslims are now setting out to take part in this year’s haj, a trek to Islam’s holiest site, in Saudi Arabia. 

The haj, which all Muslims aspire to do at least once in their lifetimes, now brings in $16.5 billion, around 3% of Saudi GDP. 

Jerusalem, a holy city for all three Abrahamic religions, also draws crowds of pilgrims, and huge numbers of Shia Muslims visit shrines in Iraq. 

The UN’s World Tourism Organisation estimates that over 300m people go on pilgrimages each year. Countless others visit shrines or sacred places.

The numbers are increasing because the Middle East’s growing middle class means more tourists, three-quarters of whom travel within the region. 

Abundant tumult is less likely to deter those travelling for religious reasons than…