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NuVision Gets Congressional Recognition

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LJ Tarman (right), vice president of marketing and public relations for NuVision Federal Credit Union, with Sinan Kanatsiz, CEO of public relations and marketing firm KCOMM, after Tarman and NuVision received special recognition from the U.S. Congress for her leadership and community contributions.
LJ Tarman, vice president of marketing and public relations of the $1.2 billion NuVision Federal Credit Union, was recently recognized by Congress for her leadership and community relations outreach, and the $1.2 billion Huntington Beach, Calif., credit union itself was feted for its charitable work in communities it serves across Southern California and Arizona.

Herrick Promotes Two to Partner in the Turkish Practice Group

Image Herrick is significantly strengthening its commitment to the firm’s growing Turkish Practice as it promotes Barbaros M. Karaahmet and Michael E. McMahon to Partner. These promotions reflect hard-earned achievements by Barbaros and Michael, outstanding lawyers who are dedicated to their clients and to the success of the firm. We congratulate them on their accomplishments and look forward to working together for years to come expanding Herrick’s footprint in the international legal arena.

Dr. Oz Might be the Rx for Mag Publisher

Image Publishers looking for promising ideas are said to have approached talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz about doing an eponymous magazine. According to the industry grapevine, Rodale, Hearst and Time Inc. are the most likely candidates. A spokesman for Oz would not comment on the rumors or potential suitors, but said: “It should be a surprise to no one that Dr. Oz would be a desirable partner in a magazine venture because of the popularity of the show.” Oz has been a prolific writer, churning out 10 books in the “You: The Owner’s Manual” series for Simon & Schuster’s Free Press.

Turkey Exciting Country for U.S. Investors

Image Despite regional tension and global economic crisis, risk perception for Turkey has reduced, ATC Chairman Richard L. Armitage told AA correspondent. Armitage said that they were very hopeful about improvement of commercial relations between Turkey and the United States. Turkey could benefit from some developments that have occurred in different places in the world, he said, adding that Chinese economy has started to slow down and many American investors were looking for different countries for investment. "Turkey is an exciting country for investments," he said.

Globalpress: Analogue Industry at an Inflection Point, Says Maxim CEO

Image The analogue industry is at an inflection point, says Tunc Doluca, CEO of Maxim Integrated. It is consolidating, it is increasingly focussed on mobility and it is heading towards higher levels of integration. "Originally the analogue industry was dominated by building blocks," says Doluca, "now we can help a customer build a system. The old single-function building block industry is going. Companies which can build highly integrated solutions can benefit."

Mercedes Used by Hitler Discovered in New Jersey

Image By Cemil Özyurt - Zenop Tuncer has dealt with classic car repair in Edgewater, New Jersey for 15 years. Tuncer’s shop, Euro Tech Motors Repair Store, is like a classic car museum.  Tuncer is continuing the family business in the United States, as his father was a famous mechanic in Istanbul in 1960s and well-known there for his skill with the first imported Ford models.  Tuncer has an unexpected guest in his shop, a 1942 model Mercedes that was first owned by Adolf Hitler.  How can a 1942 model Mercedes car that was used by Hitler be found in New Jersey? 

The Coca-Cola Foundation Donates $500,000 to Abyssinian Development Corporation

Image The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, today awarded a $500,000 grant to the Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC), a Harlem-based not-for-profit community and economic development organization, to establish a student media center within Bread & Roses Integrated Arts High School.

Turkish Airlines Voted Carrier with the Best in-flight Meals

Image Turkish Airlines has topped a survey of those with the tastiest in-flight food. The airline beat 18 others from around the world in the poll carried out by flight comparison site Skyscanner, based on scores from passengers asked to rate food on presentation and taste.

Turkish Airlines scooped the top spot with a score of 86 per cent for its offering, which features meals including stuffed eggplant and walnut pear tart.  The airline also serves up a range of bespoke dishes for children and passengers requiring Kosher, vegetarian and seafood options.

Turkish Designer Seckin Ilker Joins Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Image NEW YORK, /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Turkish Designer, Seckin Ilker, proudly debuts her Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York this February.  Held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Nolcha is one of New York's leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

Ilker's new collection for this season is inspired by "reflections of emotions," with high quality garments made from silk, taffeta, organdy and French lace which create an elegant look.  Ilker's line will also include her bridal extension, "Silhouette Bride," with a focus on reflecting the emotions behind "innocence," and "purity."  The bridal line will be light weight including wedding dresses, evening dresses, and even a more casual take on a mini wedding dress. This season's color palette will integrate a contrast between red, black and dark blue, to pink, salmon and cream with an emphasis on romance.

Named after the Turkish designer herself, Seckin Ilker Fashion House was first opened in Istanbul, Turkey seven years ago.  Ilker began her career producing haute couture lines for her showroom, which attracted both local and international clients.  She later grew in to designing eccentric ready to wear collections and in 2010, she created her second brand, Silhouette Bride, for wedding and evening dresses.  Silhouette Bride has become one of the 'must visit' stores on Badgat Avenue in Istanbul.
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