Giuliani making Valley area a home base for campaign

first_imgAlso last week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made waves at the state GOP convention when he said California’s Republican Party was “dying at the box office” and needed to embrace a more moderate platform to lure independent voters. DuHaime wouldn’t comment on what Schwarzenegger’s remarks meant for Giuliani – decidedly the moderate in the current crop of Republican 2008 hopefuls – but said Giuliani had the ability to reach out to moderates and conservative Democrats. “Giuliani is the only candidate that makes California competitive for Republicans,” DuHaime said. In regards to courting the growing Latino voting bloc, DuHaime said Giuliani would be able to reach across demographic lines with ease, without singling out any groups. “Rudy doesn’t have a special message for any group,” he said. DuHaime said Giuliani would be stressing homeland security and the economy when talking with Californians. On the issue of immigration, DuHaime said Giuliani envisions a border security plan similar to the CompStat system launched at the New York Police Department under current LAPD Chief William Bratton. “When (Giuliani) says he can end illegal immigration, he can do it,” DuHaime said. Giuliani took heat from Republican rivals last week when he told talk-show host Glenn Beck that illegal immigration is “not a crime.” GLENDALE – Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani became the first 2008 candidate to make the Valley area a home base for his statewide campaign when staff officially opened his office Wednesday. Giuliani’s national campaign manager, Mike DuHaime, came to the Southland to greet supporters at the official opening of the Giuliani Campaign California Headquarters at 300 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale. In an interview with the Daily News, DuHaime said Glendale was selected for being an “area with a high concentration of support” for Giuliani. DuHaime was optimistic about Giuliani’s chances both in Los Angeles and statewide, citing polls that have showed the former New York mayor leading other GOP candidates by a wide margin. An Aug. 16 Field Poll of likely Republican primary voters in California showed Giuliani leading the pack with 35 percent, followed by 14 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and 13 percent for actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who formally announced his candidacy on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last week. “We couldn’t prosecute 12 million people,” the former mayor said, later adding, “My solution is close the border to illegal immigration.” DuHaime added that the campaign was pleased that California’s early primaries will give the state greater say in the nominating process, characterizing the Feb. 5 vote as “good for us, good for California.” Giuliani’s Sept. 27 appearance at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds’ Poppy Pavilion will mark his 10th campaign visit to the state. [email protected] (818) 713-3702160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Deadline for XAT 2018 extended: Apply now at

first_imgThe online registration process for the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 has been extended till December 15.Interested candidates can apply for the same on the official website, the link for which is Earlier, the last date to apply for the same was November 30, 2017.The exam is scheduled to be conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) on January 7, 2018 from 10 am to 1:35 pm.How to apply for XAT 2018:1. Go to the official website, xatonline.in2. Click on the tab to “register online”3. Fill in your details in the space provided4. Upload the required photograph and signature5. Click to submitNote: All the candidates are advised to take print out of the same for future use.”If you do not receive the registration confirmation mail, with your XAT ID and Password, within 24 hours of signing up, please check your spam/junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. If you are unable to locate the email, please write to [email protected] citing your primary email id,” official statement read.Educational qualification:The candidates should have acquired a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institute. Those in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.Interested NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates also have an option of appearing for XAT 2018).Application fee:The cost of the form is Rs 1,650 and Rs 300 per XLRI course. Those who submit forms, late fees charges will be levied on them which is Rs 2,000 cost of the form and Rs 500 per XLRI course.advertisementFor the very first time, XAT 2018 will be conducted online.There will be two parts:Part I: A total of 72 questions will be asked in the three sections — A, B and C with 24, 21 and 27 questions respectively. The first three sections should be ideally completed in 170 minutes.Part II: About 25 questions on General Knowledge will be asked along with an essay.About the exam:XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. For more than 60 years, XLRI is conducting XAT at an all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 100 institutes for the admission process.For any query, all the candidates need to check the official website of XAT 2018.Read: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at [email protected]last_img read more

Pebble Unveils Slimmer Smartwatch

first_imgJanuary 6, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min read It’s been a busy year for Pebble Technology, the company behind Pebble, a watch-like device that syncs up with a user’s smartphone and alerts him or her of incoming messages and calls.Last year, Pebble debuted its first smartwatch at the 2014 International CES. This year, it’s back with a premium version: Pebble Steel has the same features as the original Pebble watch (ePaper display, weeklong batter life, waterproof design), but it comes in a smaller, thinner package with a subtler finish (brushed stainless or black matte). At $249, it’s a substantial price jump from Pebble’s original smartwatch, which retails for $150. The watch is available for preorder today (units start shipping Jan. 28).Related: Pebble’s $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It SimpleThe company also announced plans to launch a Pebble appstore, which will live within the existing Pebble app on iOS or Android devices. “By the end of January, the Pebble appstore will offer a centralized location for users to discover, manage, and install apps and watchfaces,” the company said in a blog post.Finally, Pebble revealed that ESPN, Mercedes-Benz and Pandora have all created Pebble apps, which will be demoed at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more