My family’s way of honoring my father’s legacy
This Sunday will be my first Father’s Day without my own father, Harry Shapira, who died of cancer on October 13, 2013 in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. My dad, the executive vice president of our family’s distilled spirits company Heaven Hill, was 66. He died a month before the birth of my second child, Hilary. Below are remarks I delivered earlier this month at Hilary’s baby-naming celebration at my home in Washington, with my wife Caroline and our oldest daughter, Margot, 2.Continued ...
Tensions don’t halt Wal-Mart’s party
Wal-Mart hosted its annual shareholder meeting Friday morning, a confab more like a star-studded corporate pep rally than an investor event. Pharrell Williams started the meeting by singing “Happy” at 7 a.m. central time in front of a video of company employees dancing to the popular hit song. Robin Thicke, Sarah McLachlan and Florida Georgia Line also entertained. Chief executive Doug McMillon took a selfie with four of the thousands of Wal-Mart workers flown in from 27 countries.Continued ...
Cultures sometimes clash when foreigners meet Swiss laws on garbage
ZURICH — Zurich police gave Judith Schulte two options: pay a 250-franc ($280) fine or spend two nights in jail. Schulte’s crime: dropping off her recycling on a Sunday.Continued ...
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