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First Baptism in 150 Years At Turkish Church

A Baptism ceremony has taken place at a chapel located near the ancient Temple of Apollo in Turkey's southwestern Aydın province for the first time after 150 years. According to reports, the son of Assyrian businessman Enlil Simon Afram was baptized at the 300-year-old chapel, located in Aydın's Didim district. The Metropolitan Bishop of Mardin and Diyarbakır Saliba Özmen performed the baptism. He noted that he led couple's wedding ceremony two years ago at a Greek Orthodox Church in Didim.

Interviewing A Billion Dollar Company CEO, Engineer Dr Sani Sener of TAV Companies

By Gediz Karaca, MSc * - Without the benefit of experience in business management, it can be easy to underestimate the importance of the decision-making processes in companies. These processes can appear easy to master when judged by the standard of their respective results. As a young businessman with limited experience, I would argue that decision-making is indeed one of the trickiest duties of all. As the future is unknowable, senior business people are forced to make predictions with limited data. One poor decision can bring huge losses or can even push a company out of business. Young professionals have much to learn and benefit from senior business people’s experience in these matters: how to behave, how to forecast, and how to make successful business-critical decisions without suffering significant losses. To this end, the aim of this article is to share engineer Dr Sani Sener’s unique perspective and experience with young professionals on their journey of learning the art of business management and decision making.

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Turkish American Dr. Asu Ozdaglar Named Associate Department Head at MIT

Turkish American Dr. Asu Ozdaglar, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was recently promoted to both Associate and Interim Department Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). She is best known for her contributions in the areas of optimization theory, economic and social networked systems, and game theory.

US Homeownership Spikes A Year After Hitting 50-year Low

The homeownership rate across the country hit 63.7 percent in the second quarter of the year, according to the Census Bureau. The jump is a full percentage point increase from the same time period last year, the Wall Street Journal reported. In the second quarter of 2016, the homeownership rate was 62.9 percent, a 50-year low, according to the publication.

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Ranking the World’s Most Valuable Brands

Tech has already conquered the stock market and the realm of digital advertising. Now the technology sector also has a strangle hold on another measure: the value of consumer brands. The massive scale and reach of tech companies has helped their brand values to skyrocket over the last decade. In fact, even just adding Google and Apple’s most recent numbers together gives a figure that rivals the GDP of Sweden.

German Business Won't be Affected by Political Disagreements, Turkish Minister Assures

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek has assured German companies that their investments in Turkey are safe, and their business would not be affected by recent political disagreements between Ankara and Berlin. In an interview with the Der Spiegel weekly published on Saturday, Şimşek underlined that Turkey had left behind a difficult period after the defeated coup attempt last year, and Turkish economy was performing well at the moment.

Limak to Build $570M Project in Russia

Limak has become a partner of the highway project in Ufa, Russia, which has a total construction value of 34 billion rubles ($570 million). Limak, a joint venture of Bashkir Concession Company (BCC), which was established for the highway project, with the Russian company VTB Capital, will also be undertaking the contracting side of the project.

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Godiva Reimagines Business in The Digital Age

Successful retailers — and those that want to be — are seeking ways to digitally transform their customer experience in all channels. Whether mobile, in-store or online, these retailers are striving to build a multi-faceted relationship with customers that will keep brands fresh and hold customer interest. Chocolatier Godiva began creating its sweets in Belgium almost a century ago, and today has more than 600 owned boutiques and a retail presence in over 100 countries. The New York-based company is in the process of unifying its selling aspects — online, mobile and in-store — concentrating on its website and mobile views to begin the transformation.

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