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Starbucks CEO Retiring, Looking To Philanthropy And Public Service

Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz will soon be retiring from his position at the coffee company he helped turn into a global mainstay brand, and has said that he’s considering going the way of Denis Obrien as a philanthropist, or following in Mitt Romney’s footsteps as a public servant.

The 64-year-old said that he is considering a lot of possibilities as to what he might do in the future, admitting that he’s a long way away from figuring out what he’ll be doing in the years to come, whether or not he’ll take to philanthropy like Denis Obrien, in a letter addressed to company employees.

Back in 2016, Schultz showed his support and endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Back then, he had already been receiving inquiries as to whether or not he would run for office. He has deflected such inquiries in the past, but has stated in an interview that, for quite a while now, he has been concerned about the state of the US, specifically, the division plaguing the country and its standing in the world.

Schultz’ retirement comes not long after he passed on the day-to-day duties of Starbucks CEO back in 2016, in order to focus on corporate social responsibility, innovating and social-impact endeavors in his position as Executive Chairman.

According to Starbuck, Schultz will officially step down and take the position of Chairman Emeritus on the 26th of June. Additionally, the company says that he’s working on a book discussing its CSR efforts and the work its done to change how people see a public company, stating that Starbucks has not only changed how people drink coffee, but also changed people’s lives across the world for the better.

Schultz has built up a reputation of being socially aware, thanks to bringing his and the company’s intentions with social issues like race and jobs for underprivileged youth, even if they didn’t exactly pan out. Additionally, Starbucks has worked to project an image of social responsibility, one that has been recently called in question thanks to the incident that involved the arrest of two black people in Philadelphia.

Schultz responded that he didn’t want people demeaned by being refused bathroom access, leading to him opting to close all of its US branches for several hours late in May for bias awareness training for employees, among other measures to prevent such an incident from happening again.

Starbucks says that Myron E. Ullman will take over the role of Chairman of the Board, once Schultz steps down.

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Tips For Proper Maintenance Of Ovens And Cook Tops

Ovens and cook tops are a common sight in modern kitchens. Homeowners invest a lot of money to get the trendiest and up –to- date appliances for their kitchen. Proper maintenance of these appliances is very necessary to maintain the efficiency and durability of these products. Properly maintained ovens and cook tops consume less energy saving you from the high power bills.

While regular maintenance of the ovens can be done at home, it is advisable to engage the services of electrician in Morningside for routine maintenance of your kitchen appliances. They are trained and experienced to take care of these gadgets in a proper way. Some of the routine maintenance tips for ovens and cook tops:

  • Keep the front panel, window and the glass door of the oven clean. Wipe it down regularly with a wet cloth and use a degreaser for greasy spills during the heating process. Always take up the cleaning the process only after the oven gets cooled down.
  • Keep the electric stove top clean by regularly removing the food deposits with a gentle scrub pad. You can also contact good electrician is Morningside for maintenance of your electric stove. They will have a good knowledge of the maintenance process and have all the required parts handy. Getting regular maintenance done will increase the efficiency and durability of the electric stove.
  • For cleaning the interior of non self-cleaning ovens, remove the oven racks and manually clean the interior with an oven cleaning spray. Wipe away the spray with a clean non-scratching cloth. Soak the oven racks separately and clean them with a regular sponge and scrub.
  • For self cleaning ovens, follow the instruction manual on how to use the self clean function. Follow the instructions carefully. The self cleaning function takes anywhere between two to four hours to completely clean the oven. It creates a very high temperature inside the oven to burn away all the residue food particles in the interior. If you are not sure about the instructions, take the assistance of an electrician in Morningside, who is better trained in maintenance of ovens and other electrical appliances.

Though it may sound a costly affair to engage the services of electrician in Morningside for regular maintenance of your kitchen appliances, you will save a lot of money on energy bills and repairs.

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