Blizzards® to Hit North America in August for a Good Cause: Proceeds from Dairy Queen® Blizzard Treats Sold on August 10 Benefit Children’s Miracle Network
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 27, 2006
The forecast for major blizzard activity throughout the United States and Canada on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, is not about the weather. It’s all about helping kids in need, as Dairy Queen® hosts the first-ever North American “Miracle Treat Day” to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.
During Miracle Treat Day, participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations in North America will donate proceeds from every Blizzard® Treat sold to Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. All funds raised stay in the local community.
“We set the stage with successful Miracle Treat Days in Canada and have now expanded our efforts in the U.S. for the first time,” said Michael Keller, chief brand officer for International Dairy Queen. “We look forward to a blizzard of activity on August 10 as we raise money for a good cause.”
Instead of snow-filled blizzards, Dairy Queen will serve up a variety of Blizzard Flavor Treats during Miracle Treat Day, including the August Blizzard of the Month, Oreo®. The Oreo Blizzard — made with creamy DQ® soft serve and Oreo cookie pieces — debuted in late 1985, the Blizzard’s inaugural year, and to this day remains the most popular flavor. The average retail price of the Oreo Blizzard is $ 2.59 for the 12 oz., $ 3.00 for the 16 oz., and $ 3.50 for the 21 oz.
Dairy Queen has been a supporter of Children’s Miracle Network since 1984, raising more than $ 59 million during that time.
For more information about Dairy Queen or to find a location, visit http://www.dairyqueen.com. To join the Blizzard Fan Club, log on to http://www.blizzardfanclub.com. The DQ site for kids 13 and younger is http://www.thedqlab.com.
International Dairy Queen (IDQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops licenses and services a system of more than 5,600 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and other foreign countries, offering dairy desserts, hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. IDQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Following the successful roll out of DQ® Grill & Chill®, Dairy Queen’s quick-service food concept that features an all new expanded menu and newly designed restaurant interiors, Dairy Queen began testing the DQ® Orange Julius® concept in August 2005. DQ Orange Julius blends a sleek, new look with the feel of a traditional ice cream treat shop and offers an expanded treat menu that includes traditional DQ favorites, the Orange Julius line of smoothies and fruit drinks, and new signature desserts and sundaes.
About Children’s Miracle Network:
Children’s Miracle Network – the alliance of premier hospitals for children – is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. For more information, visit http://www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org.
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“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” —Mark Twain.
From: William Piracci
Your ability to think clearly, powerfully and with confidence is determined by how well you understand words. Think about this and you’ll see that it’s true.
Expanding your understanding of words should be a priority in your life. The benefits of increasing your vocabulary are too numerous to even list.
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“In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” –Eric Hoffer
How Does It Work?
Firstly, how it works isn’t as important as that it works! But, I’m inquisitive and maybe you are too. So, let me reveal to you a little bit about what is under the hood!
The BeingWarrenBuffett learning software application is a learning partner that reacts similarly to the way in which a good human partner would, particularly if they knew your learning strengths and weaknesses.
In actuality, it works as if you were helping yourself learn. You see, no one but you knows your strengths and weaknesses better than you.
To illustrate this point without going into the nuances of the mathematics behind the learning algorithm, let’s explore how the perfect learning partner would assist you in reaching your goals…
The perfect learning partner would…
keep track of which words or phrases you don’t know
which words or phrases you seem to know
which words or phrases you seem to know fairly well
which words or phrases you know very well and finally…
which words or phrases you weren’t tested on yet.
The partner’s goal then is to present the information that you are learning in such a way that assures the quickest path towards you demonstrating knowledge of all the information.
So, what would your perfect learning “partner” do to assure your success?
Let me tell you… they would typically select those items that they believe you as a learner are ready to learn. They will intuitively, yet consciously, create an importance factor for these items to be presented and would deliver to you those items deemed to be “important” for you to learn at an optimal moment in time.
They would, with certainty, occasionally select items which are less important to test you on as they know that these items are already fairly well known. Why do they do this?
Typically, this is done because your partner knows how important it is to help you keep your memory refreshed with the items you already seem to know, as well as to give you positive reinforcement (one needs to feel good about themselves as a learner!).
Most other learning applications, particularly typical flash-card type applications, select words at random or use other archaic systems to test and learn knowledge. These are poor approaches and don’t take into account the way humans learn best.
The BeingWarrenBuffett learning software program takes into account learning theory and it has part of its underlying structure a learning algorithm that helps to assure you success.
BeingWarrenBuffett is designed to adapt to a user’s ability to learn, and takes into account a users past performance with each new item that is selected to be tested. Therefore, a user’s past responses dictates the sequencing of new items to be learned. BeingWarrenBuffett’s underlying learning algorithm is dynamic, fresh and revolutionary.
How do you use the BeingWarrenBuffett learning software application?
When using BeingWarrenBuffett, it’s best not to worry about wrong selections. If you don’t know an item, just make a quick educated guess. There’s no harm in making mistakes as BeingWarrenBuffett is designed to quickly bring up problem items frequently so that you can’t help but quickly get them correct.
The BeingWarrenBuffett learning software application is not a “testing” program per say, but a learning tool. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes because mistakes are a very important part of learning anything.
The BeingWarrenBuffett program is simple to use and is designed so that anyone using Microsoft’s operating system will be able to effortlessly employ the program for learning.
So, this is how it works…
Whenever BeingWarrenBuffett is running, the item for you to learn appears at the top of the window.
Simply click on the field underneath the question field that reflects the correct choice (your answer).
When you make an incorrect selection, you will need to keep making more selections until you pick the correct one. Each time you select the correct choice… a new item (question) is selected and displayed.
The item you just got correct can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the window interface, along with the answer. This serves as a visual reminder of the correct answer.
To expand upon the visual reminder concept, at the top of the application’s interface are placeholders that store the route of the items that have been answered correctly and incorrectly. By clicking on the placeholder button, a user can view in list form the status of their learning achievements.
The time element has also been considered with the BeingWarrenBuffett program and a learner can constantly monitor the amount of time he or she is spending in each learning period as well as keep track of the total amount of time they have spent learning the entire library file.
Utilizing BeingWarrenBuffett’s time function is particularly helpful when developing a strategy to meet your learning objectives. To enable this function, a learner must remember to “save” each learning session when exiting the program.
Here are three good strategies for using BeingWarrenBuffett for optimal learning:
Practice a certain number of words per day and to keep this practice within the confines of a set time frame. This brings continuity to your learning habits.
Practice a certain number of flashes, instead of practicing for a set period of time. 100 flashes per sitting seem to be a good number of choices for a single learning session and can be reached in a short period of time.
Practice for a set time period per learning session without regards to how many choices you have completed. Twenty minutes per sitting seems to be an optimal amount of time.
No matter what your strategy, remember, it doesn’t matter at all how many words you get right or even the ratio of correct to incorrect answers. Just practice as many as you have set yourself out to learn for each session or for the designated amount of time.
The BeingWarrenBuffett learning software application will work very effectively as a learning tool when used often but for short periods rather than a few long sessions.
The uniqueness of the BeingWarrenBuffett application is that the program is designed to learn a lot about your learning progress with each learning session. The key to this is to remember that before quitting a session, hit the “save” button. This will allow BeingWarrenBuffett to remember the details of your learning.
Library files are located in the BeingWarrenBuffett library folder. The main financial and investing library file contains over 2600 items for you to learn… do this and enter the mind of Warren Buffett…
“Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this, it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn’t know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong.” –Anne Frank
Before downloading BeingWarrenBuffett, let me say this…
Most people who sell or present some product or service on the Internet ask for your name and email address prior to making available to you what they are presenting. Although this is understandable, it’s a funny proposition. Here’s why…
If I were going to an electronic store to look at, let’s say… large flat screen TVs and as I began to enter the store to view what was available a salesperson came up to me and said. “I need to get your name and address from you before you can enter… would you agree? Likely not! I wouldn’t!
In any event, I don’t want your name or your email address… you can give them to me later if you want to receive information about what we do. OK?
So, here you can download BeingWarrenBuffett: Please click on the following hyperlink and you will be taken to our download page.
I sincerely hope that you get great benefit from using BeingWarrenBuffett. Use it daily and you will see tremendous gains in your ability to learn, understand and use financial and investing words accurately.
PS. Remember, learning is best appreciated when it is shared. Share this application with others…