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101. A sum of 500,000 euros was donated anonymously to Galway Hospital earlier this month.

102. The client canceled her order because the coffee table she wanted was no longer available.

103. Ms. Kwang's experience as a supervisor makes her an ideal candidate for the management position.

104. Ms. Zeng, who currently leads Ling Technology's research and development team, will take over as chief executive early next year.

105. An updated telemarketing database could provide a distinct advantage to the firm's sales team.

106. Opol Airlines has chosen the fashion house of Adelise Cygne to redesign the uniforms for its flight attendants.

107. For performance to be considered satisfactory, production workers must achieve at least 90 percent of the monthly goals assigned by their manager.

108. The popular television series On the Fences features a very talented cast.

109. Ana Paskevich has been honored as an exceptionally talented writer and researcher by her firm.

110. All laboratory personnel must annually complete a course in safety practices.

111. For outstanding entertainment at affordable prices, be sure to visit Shering's Theater in Calhoun City.

112. Because many proposals were presented to the city council, Mr. Lin and Ms. Jones were pleased when theirs was accepted.

113. It is only the first month of the winter, and the company has already had to close three times due to inclement weather.

114. Mr. Ozuka would like to discuss his impressions of the changes to the most recent budget proposal.

115. The electronic time-tracking system indicates regular time as well as extra hours that the employees work.

116. Whenever the assembly line is not moving as efficiently as it should, it is the production manager's responsibility to determine the cause.

117. The success of the advertising campaign is likely due to the dedication of Ms. Braddon's leadership.

118. Natural Gifts Magazine offers advertising space to providers of products or services that encourage a healthy lifestyle.

119. Due to unusually high demand, some of our lawn supplies need to be restocked.

120. The only available meeting rooms are on the fourth floor of the Talbot Building.

121. Mr. Lewis was appointed the operations manager after a lengthy interview.

122. After much deliberation, it was decided that the company picnic would take place at Sweetwater Park.

123. Please use the printers on the third floor for high-volume print jobs while the ones on the fifth floor are being repaired.

124. Jefferies Electronics has enjoyed steady sales since the start of this fiscal year.

125. The new advertisement designed by Hokkaido Creations has been customized to reflect your company's image.

126. Although his flight was delayed, Mr. Li made it to the engineering conference on time.

127. Since its first international deal was finalized last year, Tarnytech has experienced record-high earnings.

128. Mr. Klein was awarded the grand prize for her routine in the company talent show.

129. Online sales should be dramatically higher next month, so it is critical that our Web site be functioning reliably.

130. Altayan Air's careful attention to detail is consistent across its entire range of air-purifying systems.

                                                                                                                   

131-134 (article)

Automobile Sales on the Rise

 

The Commerce Board predicts that by the year's end national automobile sales will have reached 910,000 units. This figure is 15 percent higher than the previous year's number and is just short of the all-time high of three years ago. The Board attributes these gains to several factors, including the availability of lower interest rates on car loans. In contrast to the general demand for automobiles, the market for minivans has shown little to no growth these past five years despite intensive advertising efforts. It is even expected that some models will not be renewed next year.

 

135-138 (information)

Your Omicron Office Copier is one of the most important tools you have. Therefore, knowing how to care for your copier properly is an important part of running an efficient business. Here are four vital tips from our team of experts to keep your copier in top shape. First, use Omicron-approved supplies, especially Omicron toner cartridges. Second, be careful when loading paper. Following the instructions in the manual will ensure proper loading of the paper and prevent paper jams. Third, clean the copier regularly. Use only soft cloths and cleaning materials recommended by Omicron. Finally, if your copier is in need of repair, we advise that you select a certified professional technician. Following these tips will prolong the life of your office copier.

 

139-142 (article)

Manchester Daily Times Journal

Business Updates

(3 January) - Sky Seek Technology, manufacturer of telescopes and other astronomical instruments, announced today that longtime president Hoshi Nakata will retire next September. Mr. Nakata has led Sky Seek for more than 20 years. He began his career in sales at the firm's Tokyo branch. According to a company press release, his knowledge of astronomy and superb organizational skills made him the perfect candidate for management position. Before long, he rose to the top post. Derek Grearson, Sky Seek's Vice President of operations, said that under Mr. Nakata's leadership. Sky Seek has consistently reaped healthy profits in a highly specialized market. "Mr. Nakata has a remarkable ability to attract new customers, " Grearson said.

 

143-146 (announcement)

Excelsior Booksellers is pleased to announce its next Meet the Author even with guest Satoshi Tanaka on Tuesday, May 11, at 7:00 P.M. Mr. Tanaka, whose work includes over twenty novels, will be releasing his autobiography, A lifetime in Writing, on June 5. In addition to reading an excerpt from his upcoming book, Mr. Tanaka will be interviewed by critic Valerie Staley about his entire writing career. He will also take questions from the audience. 

 

Admission to the event is limited to 100 participants. Guests can reserve their seat by signing up in advance, fee of charge, at www.excelsiorbooksellers.com.

 

 

Q147-148 (advertisement)

Treads and Threads

213 Baldwin Street, Toronto

 

Student Special

Let Treads and Threads keep your feet warm this season!

 

Bring this coupon and your student ID to receive 25% off your purchase of any boots, socks, and slippers.

 

Valid November 1 - December 31. In-store purchases only.

 

Q149-150 (e-mail)

From:    Robin Ruiz, Facilities Manager

To:      Staff@holmana.co.uk

Subject: New Desks

Date:    12 October

 

Dear Ms. Figueroa,

 

You applied to be transferred to our Bringhurst office last July, but we were unable to grant your request because no opening was available there at the time. However, the Bringhurst office manager called today to indicate they need a new sales representative. They want to recruit internally, and I thought you might still be interested. Could you let me know by tomorrow? If you no longer want to work in Bringhurst, I'll need to publish a job opening on our message board. I'll be awaiting your decision.

 

Thanks,

Kenneth Robertson

 

Q151-152 (text-message chain)

Carl Watson [6:40 P.M.]

Wow. I just noticed how orderly the inventory is. Thank you so much for taking the extra time to lead that effort! Now it should be really easy to find what we need whenever it7s time to restock the store.

 

Adit Chaturvedi [6:40 P.M.]

No problem. The warehouse was pretty messy. Now all the same types of products are in the same place, and everything is on shelves labeled by category. I think it's a good system.

 

Carl Watson [6:49 P.M.]

It's a great one. We just have to try to keep it that way. It's so helpful that you always take the initiative and just do what needs to be done.

 

Q153-154 (advertisement)

MIDDL EEAST STEELMAKERS CONFERENCE (MESC)

 

In past years the MESC has drawn hundreds of attendees from leading steelmaking firms and, judging by the numbers so far, this year will be no exception. Join keynote speaker Yussef Al-JJaloudi, chairman of Khuzestan Industrial Holdings, and industry executives from around the world for lectures, panel discussions, and round tables. The theme of this year's conference is the evolving price of steel and how recent international trends will impact steel interests.

 

When it comes to steel makers, you'll hold an advantage after attending the MESC. Preregister by August 31 at www.mesc-steel.com and save 20 percent off the regular registration fee.

 

Q155-157 (e-mail)

To:      bostonstaff@covebank.com

From:    pross@covebank.com

Subject: Omar Jappa, Senior Financial Analyst

Date:    June 1

 

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Omar Jappa to the position of Senior Financial Analyst at our headquarters, effective Jun 15.

 

Mr. Jappa started his career at our international competitors before joining Cove Bank. He has been with Cove Bank's Portland branch for nine years, during which time he has held three financial services positions of increasing responsibility.

 

In addition to possessing a deep knowledge of finance and business development, Mr. Jappa has an exceptional ability to generate enthusiasm and cooperation among his coworkers. In his new role, Mr. Jappa will lead a group that is primarily responsible for global and domestic investment analysis, and portfolio planning and development. He will report directly to Sophia Chen, Chief Financial Analyst.

 

While the Portland office will miss him, please join me in welcoming Mr. Jappa to Boston.

 

Patricia Ross

Human Resources Director

 

Q158-160 (article)

This Week in Felhurst

(May 28) - Linfield Utilities will be repairing approximately five kilometers of underground gas pipes in and around downtown Felhurst starting on Monday. The older cast iron pipes will be replaced with durable plastic or coated steel pipes. "These underground pipelines will ensure a safe and reliable gas system for many years into the future," said Jae-Min Lim, director of operations for Linfield Utilities.

 

During the six week project, Linfield Utilities is planning to work closely with city transit officials and the Department of Public Works to coordinate the construction. Felhurst police officers will support traffic control, but local residents should be prepared for delays during busy commuting periods.

 

Linfield Utilities crews will employ standard safety measures including the use of orange traffic cones, roadway signature, and temporary barriers. Felhurst motorists are reminded to reduce their driving speed and to mind detour signs around the construction areas.

 

Q161-163 (online chat discussion)

To:      All Brinker Automotive employees

From:    John Throop

Subject: Security Center Notice

Date:    July 3

 

To All Employees:

On Monday, Brinker Automotive will begin using enhanced security software for building access. Regular employees will not see a difference upon entering Brinker Automotive buildings. The method for documenting visitors, however, will change.

 

Visitors will still be required to register at the front desk. However, instead of signing a paper registration book as before, each visitor will now be entered into a new tracking Web page by the front desk attendant, who will take a photograph of the person and issue a green (temporary) ID badge to be worn at all times while in our facilities.

 

These rules apply to both our corporate offices and manufacturing plants.Groups taking supervised factory tours are excluded. If you have any questions, refer to section 34.1 of our updated security manual.

 

Sincerely,

John Throop

Security Supervisor, Brinker Automotive, Inc.

 

 

Q164-167 (article)

Better Blueberries?

(May 6) - Demand for blueberries has been rising worldwide for decades. Such geographically diverse countries as Canada, Peru, South Africa, and Australia now export blueberries. Through plant-breeding techniques, farmers have succeeded in extending the harvest season to ten months while making blueberries bigger, firmer, and more shelf stable.

 

It seems, however, that one no-so-minor feature has been ignored: taste. Australian researcher Shirley Nguyen believes that the bigger, brighter berries we have today would have been a commercial failure a few decades ago. "I can remember much tastier blueberries than the ones you're likely to get from a supermarket today," she says.

 

The change, however, come about gradually. Ms. Nguyen explains that with each new breeding project, blueberries grew slightly less flavorful, so consumers may not have tasted the difference from one harvest season to the next. They eventually forgot the special tangy yet sweet flavor that first made the berries popular.

 

Ms. Nguyen aims to put great taste back into the blueberries we love without sacrificing the size and sturdiness we have come to value. "I would trade a few squashed berries in every box for excellent flavor," she says. Ms. Nguyen and others believe the changes can be made through natural breeding methods, and she reports with optimism that her first efforts have shown success.

 

Q168-171 (text-message chain)

Gina Littore [12:29 p.m.]

Jon, Steve, I'm on my way to Decline Ltd. to discuss their lobby renovation and just realized I forgot to bring the fabric samples for their curtains. Is there somebody there who can help?

 

Jonathan O'Malley [12:32 p.m.]

Why not just show the client the fabrics online?

 

Gina Littore [12:33 p.m.]

A picture won'T do it. The colors and textures don't look nearly as nice on a screen.

 

Jonathan O'Malley [12:34 p.m.]

I suppose you'll have to drive back to the office and pick them up, then.

 

Stephen Mercer [12:35 p.m.]

No need to go all the way back there. I've got samples here at the 48th St. store.

 

Gina Littore [12:36 p.m.]

Fantastic! Can you meet me halfway? I am parked on Ulster St. near the post office.

 

Stephen Mercer [12:36 p.m.]

How about the Hightop Cafe?

 

Jonathan O'Malley [12:37 p.m.]

Stephen, why not just meet Gina at the client's office?

 

Stephen Mercer [12:38 p.m.]

The cafe's is closer. I have to be back at the store to consult with a vendor at 2.

 

Gina Littore [12:38 p.m.]

How about 30 minutes from now? Think you can make it?

 

Stephen Mercer [12:40 p.m.]

Sounds good.

 

Q172-175 (article)

Fashion Recycled and Restyled

 

JAIPUR (10 October) - Nirav Roy runs a textile business that has been in the family for generations. His niece, Amrita Sahu, never expected to go into the family business. Throughout her childhood, she helped Mr. Roy with the business but found herself somewhat bored with the experience.

 

At age eighteen, Ms. Sahu went to university to study environmental science, determined to leave the textile business behind. In her last year of school, she attended a seminar in New Delhi. While at her hotel there, she noticed a pile of colorful curtains and bedspreads by the hotel's back door. After some inquiry, she learned that these beautiful pieces of fabric were going to end up in the trash.

 

It was during her stay in New Delhi that Ms. Sahu's business idea was born. Combining her studies and her experience with her uncle's business, she decided to sell fashionable recycled clothing made from used fabric pieces, such as the ones she found at the hotel. "I just don't think it was right for such quality fabric to go to waste," said Ms. Sahu.

 

Her first step was to talk to her uncle about the idea. While initially skeptical about the idea, Mr. Roy eventually agreed to have his niece set up shop in his warehouse. She established her business there after graduating from university.

 

Ms. Sahu partnered with designer Sangita Doshi, who began developing a line of clothing using recycled fabric. In May, Ms. Doshi was attending a local event wearing one of her recycled dresses when she was spotted by fashion retailer Sanjit Mehta. Since then, Ms. Doshi and Ms. Sahu have received numerous orders from his firm and others in Jaipur and beyond.

 

With business growing, Ms. Sahu finds herself occupying an office next to her uncle's office. "My uncle and I now work side by side," she says, "And I'm never bored."

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