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A GAMBLE THAT PAID OFF : SOLE HEINEKEN HEIR TOOK HELM OF COMPANY WITH NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Charlene de Carvalho was a stay-at-home mom with five kids and no business education when, at age 47, she inherited control of Heineken.


 She decided to take on the challenge. 



Here, for the first time, she opens up about her remarkable journey.



You might say that one life ended and another began the day that Charlene de Carvalho buried her father.

It was a gray day in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, in January 2002 when the London housewife and mother of five bid goodbye to Freddy Heineken.

 Charlene loathed fanfare as much as her father, a visionary businessman who had transformed a modest Dutch brewery into the world’s third-largest brewer. 
So this was a simple ceremony in an ordinary cemetery, with no funeral preceding it, attended only by Freddy’s secretary and his immediate family: Freddy’s wife, Lucille; his son-in-law, Michel; and 47-year-old Charlene. Until her father’s passing, Charlene had no money to her name except a single share of Heineken stock—then worth 25.60 euros, or $32—th…

Newsflash: TSA recommends $1,000 GRI on 40-foot containers

The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement is recommending its 15 ocean carrier members implement a general rate increase on December 15, 2014








By Chris Dupin |Wednesday, December 03, 2014








The 15 container carriers that are members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are recommending a $1,000-per-40-foot container general rate increase for all origins and destinations, effective December 15. 


 The TSA said the recommendation reflects "stronger than expected holiday traffic and related service demands"and cited press reports of double-digit import growth in September and October.



It also pointed to"forecasts of continued market momentum through the remainder of the year. As in recent years, the holiday retail season is likely to extend into January via gift cards and post-holiday sales promotions."







TSA is a research and discussion forum of major container shipping lines serving the trade from Asia to ports and inland points in the U.S.


TSA Members:

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Alarm bells toll for human civilization as world's 12th largest mega-city to run out of water in just 60 days

Wednesday, December 03, 2014


by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger



Tags: mega-cities, water supply, human civilization










(NaturalNews) The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. 


Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves," reports Reuters. [1]





Technical reserves have already been released, and as the city enters the heavy water use holiday season, its 20 million residents are riding on a fast-track collision course with severe water rationing and devastating disruptions.




But this isn't a story about Sao Paulo; it's a report that dares to point out that human societies are incredibly shortsighted and nearly incapable of sustainably populating planet Earth. In numerous regions around the world -- including California, India, Oklahoma, Brazil, China a…