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The CEO Of Coca-Cola Reveals Why The Company Will Never Make Alcoholic Beverages

Image Since Muhtar Kent took the helm of Coca-Cola, in July 2008, he has set a course for ambitious, long-term growth—even in a supposedly mature U.S. market—with the goal of doubling revenue by 2020. Kent has tried to rejuvenate an inward-looking, “arrogant” corporate culture and has reinvested cost-cutting dividends in brand development. In an edited interview with HBR’s editor in chief, Adi Ignatius, he talks about the company’s sustainability initiatives, the value of having 33 million Facebook fans, and why an executive should never have dinner alone.
“Most of the meetings we were holding were just with ourselves. We weren’t going out to see how the world was changing.”

'Grand Turk' of Photography World Sipahiolu Dies

Image Gökşin Sipahioğlu, Turkish photojournalist and founder of the photo agency Sipa, passed away on Wednesday morning at the American Hospital of Paris at the age of 84. A man of revered status in the photography world, the news was announced by news photo editor Guillaume Delpech on the agency’s website.

Turkish-Americans Open First University in the US

Image Sezai Kalaycı, New York -  Today's Zaman -  A recently opened university in Houston, Texas, demonstrates what Turkish immigrants have accomplished in the United States. North American College (NAC), launched in 2007 by Turkish-American entrepreneurs, was converted into a university in 2009, becoming North American University, the first institution of higher education sponsored by Turkish-Americans in the US.

''Universities in Turkey Have Started to Attract Academicians in the International Arena''

Image The Council of Higher Education has been in the eye of the storm in Turkey ever since it was founded after the military coup in 1981.  With 27 universities with schools, institutes, conservatories and colleges under its umbrella when it was first founded, today it has 103 state universities as a result of the government’s project to build a university in each province, and 63 private foundation universities with an increasing number particularly in the last 10 years.

Kobe to Turkey: Team Is Wishing and Pitching

Image Besiktas, the Turkish basketball team that hooked New Jersey's Deron Williams, is fishing in deeper waters now.
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the team wants Kobe Bryant to come over during the NBA lockout. While landing the Lakers star is a huge longshot, Wojnarowski says the team has "a puncher's chance."

Bryant grew up in Italy and likes life overseas. In addition, he has a huge endorsement deal with Turkish Airlines.
"If Kobe doesn't want to miss a whole season if there's a lockout, and likes to live in one of Europe's greatest cities, in Istanbul, and wants to play with Deron Williams, why not?" coach Ergin Ataman said.

THY Wins Best Airline Europe Award for 2011

Image Turkey’s national carrier was named the best airline in Europe at the 2011 World Airline Awards, in a ceremony held at the French Air and Space Museum during the Paris Air Show on Wednesday.
 
In a poll voted in by over 18.8 million airline passengers from 100 different nationalities, Turkish Airlines (THY) was awarded the “Best Airline Europe” prize by Skytrax, the world’s largest airline review site, in recognition of the quality of its in-cabin service and the range of locations it flies to in the European aviation sector. THY also won the “World’s Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat” and “Best Airline Southern Europe” awards. The runners-up in the best European airline category were Swiss International Air Lines taking second place in the category, ahead of Germany’s Lufthansa in third position.

Kongre

Image Monday, 29 March 2010 - Ali Cinar - New York - Türk Dostluk Grubu üyesi New York Milletvekili ve Temsilciler Meclisi Dış İlişkiler Komite Üyesi Michael McMahon, New York’ta Türk toplumu ile bir araya geldi. Ali Baba Teras restoranında yapılan programda konuşma yapan McMahon, Türk-Amerikan ilişkilerine çok önem verdiğini ve sözde Ermeni soykırımı konusunda Dış İlişkiler komisyonuna gelen tasarıya hayır oyu verdiğini hatırlattı.

Türkiye'nin ABD'nin en iyi müttefiklerinden ve dost ülkelerden biri olduğunu belirten McMahon, Türkiye’nin Kore savaşındaki desteğinin asla unutulamayacağını belirtti. "Bulunduğum bölgede sizlerin desteğine ihtiyacım var," diyen McMahon’a, program sonunda ufak bir sürpriz yapıldı. McMahon’a, Lenny Prince tarafından Staten Island’ın sembollerinden olan ufak bir metal gemi takdim edildi
 

US Think Tank Honors Turkish Business Professional

A U.S. think tank has honored Muhtar Kent, the Turkish American chairman and chief executive of Coca Cola, with a distinguished business leadership award.

The Atlantic Council presented on Tuesday its Distinguished Business Leadership Award to Chairman of the Board and CEO of Coca-Cola Muhtar Kent for the role he has played at one of the world's most respected global and philanthropic companies and throughout a career that included crucial jobs during the transition to free markets in the former Soviet bloc.

Adm. James G. Stravridis, the NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, received the Distinguished Military Leadership Award for the role he has played in service and commitment to the security and promotion of the transatlantic alliance.

The Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award was given to leading tenor, Placido Domingo, whose music and humanitarian accomplishments have resonated around the globe.

On Tuesday, the Atlantic Council hosted its Annual Awards Dinner, which launched the council's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century. The council embodies a non-partisan network of leaders who aim to bring ideas to power and to give power to ideas by: stimulating dialogue and discussion about critical international issues with a view to enriching public debate and promoting consensus on appropriate responses in the administration, the congress, the corporate and nonprofit sectors, and the media in the United States and among leaders in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas; conducting educational and exchange programs for successor generations of U.S. leaders so that they will come to value U.S. international engagement and have the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop effective policies.

Turkey Went through Unbelievable and Great Changes in the Last 20 Years, Cenk Uygur Says

Image WASHINGTON (A.A) - An anchorman of the U.S. TV station MSNBC and founder of the world's biggest online news program "The Young Turks", Cenk Uygur, said Wednesday that Turkey went through unbelievable and great changes in the last 20 years.
    
Uygur participated in the Turkish-American National Leadership Conference that took place in U.S. capital of Washington last week.
    
In an exclusive interview with the AA on Wednesday, Cenk Uygur said that giant shopping malls stood in Istanbul currently where he used to ride his bike as a child.
    
The developments in Turkey are simply unbelievable. Turkey's economy is growing enermously. Turkey is one of the biggest 20 economies of the world and it continues to grow. Turkey seems to be the center of foreign investments in the world. I can not tell you how fascinating it is to see such a development in Turkey, Uygur said.
   

New York Life Agent Turkic Rahmonov Named Lives Protected Champion

Image NEW YORK, NY – Dilshodjon Rahmonov from the Manhattan General Office of New York Life Insurance Company was recently named a Lives Protected Champion.  This recognition is attained by agents who in the 4th quarter of 2010 helped protect the most families in their communities with life insurance. Four hundred agents out of more than 11,800 licensed New York Life agents across the country were recognized for assisting the greatest number of policyholders with exceptional life insurance sales productivity.  Mr. Rahmonov, was named the top Lives Protected Champion among “new to the organization” or “new org” agents, who are agents in the business for less than five years.
 
With more than 40 percent of American households reporting they need more life insurance* – the highest level ever reported – the demand for professional agents in local communities across the country has never been greater.
 
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