Brides Reveals Trends Of Engaged American Couples With American Wedding Study – Yahoo Finance

Islamic State rounds up ex-Baathists to eliminate potential rivals in Iraq’s Mosul – Yahoo News

* For their wedding ceremony, 53% of couples opt for traditional wedding vows. * In lieu of favors, 9% now make donations to charities. WEDDING GIFTS * Couples spend $508 on gifts for each other, down from $582 in 2012. The watch is the top gift for the groom, and jewelry is the top gift for the bride. * They’ll also spend an additional $760 on gifts for parents ($262), bridesmaids ($308), and groomsmen ($280).
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Hes turning the harsh honest light on himself. And hes brutal because, come on folks lets face it, CEOs are human. We make mistakes. We miscalculate, misjudge, and sometimes were just plain wrong. From Horowitzs perspective its not about being perfect, its about how you respond and its about a word Im not sure Ive ever read in a business book before: courage. The book begins in Berkeley and with him as an engineer at NetLabs, the shift to Netscape to work with Marc Andreesen, and the launch of Loudcloud as a rocket ship. And as Horowitz makes clear, no one is born a CEO or goes to CEO school.
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Ben Horowitz: The Pain and Passion Of Fight Club Management – Forbes

The northern city of around 2 million people is by far the largest to fall to the group now known as the Islamic State and a central part of its plans for an Islamist caliphate. When the group, then known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, seized large swathes of Iraq at lightning speed last month, it was supported by other Sunni Muslim armed groups. Tribes and former loyalists of Saddam’s Baath party were eager to hit back at Iraqs Shiite leaders, even if they did not share ISIL’s vision of a caliphate ruled on medieval Islamic precepts. But now, leaders of those groups are being ordered to swear allegiance to the new caliphate. “I think (the Islamic State) wants to give the message that they are the only group in the land, that people must follow them or give up their weapons,” said provincial governor Atheel Nujaifi, who is in touch with residents by phone after having fled to the Kurdish-controlled city of Arbil as Mosul fell.
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