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I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Up and Down!

Dear Readers:

A man is presumed dead after falling into a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park Tuesday, officials said.
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Witnesses saw a man in his early 20s walk off the boardwalk in the Norris Geyser Basin area and fall into the thermal spring about 225 yards away.

Soon after that he would be spit into the air every twenty minutes as the geyser erupted, only to fall back into the hole again!

Officials are still debating on how to catch him during one of his frequent appearances!

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Hey kids, ever hear of Elizabeth Holmes?

She's been on quite the roller coaster ride this past year!
Citing her company's problems, Forbes says it has sharply revised its estimate of the net worth of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. One year after Holmes topped the magazine's list of the wealthiest self-made women with a worth of $4.5 billion, Forbes now values her fortune at "nothing."
The decision, Forbes says, was made partly because of how Theranos' stock is structured. While Holmes owns 50 percent of the company — which the magazine says is now worth around $800 million — her stock is in common shares, meaning that the investors who got preferred shares in return for more than $780 million in funding are first in line to be repaid.
 http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/01/480342075/net-worth-of-theranos-elizabeth-holmes-plunges-to-0-in-new-forbes-estimate?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=technology

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Special to perspective: Lots of airlines go up and down [sic] but West Jet is a company that went WAY up!



Harrison Ruess
Senior Strategic Communications Advisor and Manager of Digital Communications, CPC

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Industry: Public Relations and Communications

Next time you book a flight and decides who gets your money, consider this:

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When the fires and evacuation hit Fort McMurray, WestJet provided relief flights. They sent planes to fly out hospital patients. They sent planes to fly out oil workers. They sent planes carrying emergency supplies and first responders into the area.
ALL THIS AT  NO CHARGE.

Air Canada, on the other hand, raised prices and only sold seats to people willing to pay premium prices (YMM -> YEG usually costs about $200 on ACA; during the evacuation they were charging $699+tax). Today, after deserved public shaming, they are offering "partial" refunds to the people they gouged during a time of need.

WestJet has sought no publicity for their efforts; they simply went to work to help their neighbours - like so many other Albertans and Canadians have.

I think it's important for people to know this. It's important to know the character of the people who are making decisions at each company.

WestJet, thank you. You're the best.

PS Air Canada did send a plane up after all the negative press/price gouging etc. they received, and brought down 150 stray animals in hopes of finding their owners.

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