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  • NanoGraphene Inc. Presents A Cutting-Edge Graphene Application

    07/22/2017 1:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | July 21, 2017
    NEW YORK, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The introduction of nanotechnology in the cement industry has a lot of benefits, some of which include reduced emission, improved crack resistance, reduced water absorption, improved strength and ductility. NanoGraphene Inc. is putting construction industries at the forefront of graphene concrete application with its high quality, environmentally clean and waterless graphene. Graphene is a thin layer of pure carbon derived from graphite. It is a unique material which has a wide array of applications and possesses some distinct properties. It is strong, flexible and a good conductor of electricity, hence widely used in...
  • Spanish wax museum recreates Melania Trump's RNC moment

    07/22/2017 12:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 22, 2017 | David Caplan
    First lady Melania Trump's wax doppelganger was unveiled Thursday at Spain's Museo de Cera de Madrid. The wax museum recreated Trump's look from last year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where she took to the stage and spoke to party delegates in a rousing speech. The wax figure's debut was timed to the one-year anniversary of the convention. Trump's wax figure -- which stands next to an existing wax figure of her husband, President Donald Trump -- wears the same Roksanda dress with puffed sleeves she wore at the RNC. The wax figure also dons a pair of nude heels,...
  • Without John McCain, the Senate could move further to the right

    07/22/2017 12:27:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Circa ^ | July 20, 2017 | Kellan Howell
    One of the Senate's strongest voices will be quieter this week following Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) diagnosis with brain cancer. The six-term Arizona Republican was in his home state recently having surgery to remove a blood clot from above his eye when doctors found a brain tumor. McCain, 80, received an outpouring of support and well wishes from his colleagues in Washington on Thursday following news of his condition, with many saying they expected to see him back on Capitol Hill as soon as possible. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) McCain's absence could spell more trouble for the fate of the GOP's health care...
  • Eight months after the election, Democrats and Republicans say it's hard to move on.

    07/22/2017 11:47:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN Politics | July 21, 2017 | Vanessa Yurkevich, Natalie Austin and Masuma Ahuja
    The intense emotions surrounding the 2016 campaign were apparent to me during the last month of the race. I spent those final weeks criss-crossing the country with the CNN #myvote campaign camper, talking to voters about who they would pick and why. Most people my colleagues and I talked to were deeply set in their convictions about their candidate and easily overlooked any shortcomings. I rarely met an undecided voter. At the time, I expected that -- like most previous elections -- passions would eventually ease after the race was called and the country had time to process the results....
  • Krishnamoorthi Calls On WH Counsel To Publicly Disclose All Pardons Issued By President Trump

    07/22/2017 12:33:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today wrote to White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn, calling on him to publicly disclose all pardons issued by President Trump. Rep. Krishnamoorthi's letter comes in response to the Washington Post’s report that President Trump and his legal team have explored his power to pardon as a means of disrupting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The signed letter is available here and the text follows: July 21, 2017 The Honorable Donald F. McGahn, II Counsel to the President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20006...
  • Trump’s White House Has Evangelicals ‘On Speed Dial,’ Says Activist Who Prayed Over President

    07/22/2017 12:18:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 22, 2017 | Conor Gaffey
    Evangelical Christians have unprecedented access to President Donald Trump’s White House and are “on speed dial” with the administration, according to an activist who prayed over the president in the Oval Office. The evangelical community overwhelmingly backed the Republican in November’s election, and Trump has been quick to repay it. The president has signed an executive order on religious liberty and cut funding to abortion providers overseas....
  • Boom: Mining +21.6% in Q1; Construction +5.6%; Manufacturing +4.7%; Bust: Finance -2.1%

    07/21/2017 9:49:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The real value added to the U.S economy by the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors boomed in the first quarter of 2017, while the real value added by the financial and insurance sector dropped, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Overall, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of only 1.4 percent in the first quarter. But the value added by mining grew by a booming annual rate of 21.6 percent, while construction grew 5.6 percent and manufacturing grew 4.7%.....
  • New City Council bill would create a comprehensive urban agriculture plan for New York

    07/21/2017 9:26:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    6sqft ^ | July 21, 2017 | Michelle Cohen
    A new bill introduced in New York City Council Thursday addresses the need for an urban agriculture plan that doesn’t fall through the cracks of the city’s zoning and building regulations, the Wall Street Journal reports. The bill, introduced by Councilman Rafael Espinal and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and assigned to the Land Use Committee, also raises the possibility of an office of urban agriculture. If a New York City farm bill seems surprising, you may also be surprised to know that NYC has the country’s largest urban agriculture system, including community gardens, rooftop farms and greenhouses. The city’s...
  • LyondellBasell to Build $2.4 Billion Texas Plant (2,500 jobs)

    07/21/2017 9:08:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Once in operation, the plant is expected to produce 1 billion pounds of propylene oxide -- a chemical used in the manufacture of bedding, furniture, carpeting, coatings, building materials, and adhesives -- and 2.2 billion pounds of tertiary butyl alcohol annually. LyondellBasell announced July 21 that it will build the world's largest plant manufacturing propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) in Channelview, Texas, an industrialized suburb of Houston. The project is estimated to cost approximately $2.4 billion, representing the single-largest capital investment in the company's history, and will be built at the LyondellBasell Channelview Complex. A related ethers unit,...
  • AmbioPharm Invests in $18M Expansion (100 jobs in South Carolina)

    07/21/2017 8:50:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Commercial Property Executive ^ | July 21, 2017 | Laura Calugar
    AmbioPharm Inc., a peptide and biopharmaceutical manufacturing company in North Augusta, S.C., plans to expand its existing Aiken County operations. The extension is projected to bring $18 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 jobs over the next five years. Located at 1024 Dittman Court, AmbioPharm is near Interstate 520. The company will start constructing two additional freestanding buildings, totaling 50,000 square feet, and purchasing additional equipment. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. Third SC expansion AmbioPharm started its business in South Carolina 10 years ago by...
  • George Zimmerman verdict: The jury speaks

    07/21/2017 8:35:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 20, 2017 | Hal Boedeker
    Three jurors from the George Zimmerman trial are going on national television to defend their controversial verdict — one that sparked protests across the country — and legal analysts say they could perform a public service. “People don’t understand you have to follow the law,” juror Madelin Rivera said in an interview. “They give directions to the jury, and you follow that.” Rivera (known as juror B-29 during the trial), Amy Tronolone (D-40) and Christine Barry (B-51) appear in “The Jury Speaks: George Zimmerman” at 9 p.m. Monday on Oxygen. The series also talks to jurors in the trials of...
  • 'I'm done': Fed up with California, some conservatives look to Texas

    07/21/2017 7:19:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 20, 2017 | Jenny Jarvie
    E mails poured in from across California. “My boys’ minds have been taken over by the liberal teachings of the schools here,” wrote a woman from Westlake Village who works in the courts. “I would like to try to save my younger son before it’s too late.” “I for one wish to not be a part of this control and socialist environment,” said a woman from Vacaville who home-schools her children and complained that California liberals ridiculed her for praying before meals. “I’m done,” announced a financial planner from Monrovia who complained she was struggling to find common ground with...
  • Linda Sarsour Is Dangerous, So Let’s All Stop Pretending Otherwise

    07/21/2017 7:08:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 21, 2017 | Dr. Munr Kazmir, Doctor, businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist
    While I tend to vote for Republicans more often than Democrats, keep in mind that I live in the Northeast and Republicans in New Jersey tend to be fairly moderate, as I’d say I am. I have numerous friends who are Democrats and admire many public officials who represent the Democrat party. I believe it is necessary for both major parties to be well represented and combine their ideas, because I think both parties have good ideas that should be implemented. But if the Democrats were smart, they’d run far away from Linda Sarsour. This is a woman who said...
  • Trump orders review to strengthen US defense industry

    07/21/2017 4:02:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 21, 2017 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday initiating a government-wide review of the U.S. defense industry and suggest changes to strengthen it. The review is intended to identify and address potential weak points in the defense manufacturing base including companies that could go out of business and leave gaps in the supply chain for U.S. weapons systems, said Peter Navarro, the White House National Trade Council director. The executive order asked for recommendations on possible legislative, regulatory and policy changes that would improve and support the defense industry, calling it a "significant national priority." "America's defense industrial base...
  • How the Democrats Fell for Trump’s Trap

    07/21/2017 3:30:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Vanity Fair | July 19, 2017 | Ken Stern
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/07/how-the-democrats-fell-for-trumps-trap
  • Tech Industry Spends Record Sums to Influence President Trump’s Washington

    07/21/2017 11:23:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WCCF Tech ^ | July 21, 2017 | Rafia Shaikh
    When the results of the 2016 Presidential election showed up, Apple’s Tim Cook was clear about his strategy. “Personally, I’ve never found being on the sideline a successful place to be,” he had written in one of his several letters to his employees during the post-election uncertainty. “The way that you influence these issues is to be in the arena.” While it’s unclear if President Donald Trump would have been more open to suggestions from the Silicon Valley if he would have received any support during the campaign period, it appears that the tech industry is now shelling out millions...
  • Hollywood producer to Maxine Waters: Time for you to go

    07/21/2017 10:36:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Fact check: Absolutely true, at least to many people outside of California’s 43rd Congressional district. Maxine Waters has been in the House for twenty-six years as one of its most extreme progressives, and has spent much of the past year agitating for Donald Trump’s impeachment. On the other hand, the 78-year-old Waters has gotten a surprising amount of buzz on the Left as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, at least according to The Hill: Waters is emerging as the president’s harshest congressional critic, enraging Trump’s conservative supporters and electrifying the Democrats’ liberal base, some of whom are pushing –– only...
  • Lyft launches a new self-driving division and will develop own autonomous ride-hailing technology

    07/21/2017 10:12:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | July 21, 2017 | Sarah Buhr
    Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles. It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division and a self-driving system car manufacturers could plug into their self-driving cars. The company expects to hire “hundreds” of people for the new division by the end of next year and has just signed a lease for 50,000-square-feet on the first floor of a Palo Alto facility where it plans to build out several labs and open testing spaces. The building Lyft refers to as “Level 5” will be developing its new...
  • UPS Subsidiary to Create 325 Jobs in Atlanta

    07/21/2017 9:54:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Commercial Property Executive ^ | July 21, 2017 | Evelina Croitoru
    The Atlanta unit of United Parcel Service Inc., Coyote Logistics, revealed plans to develop a 48,000-square-foot operations center in Atlanta. The project will lead to the creation of 325 professional jobs, including full-time sales and customer service positions. The location, 255 Ottley Drive within Armour Yards, will allow the UPS subsidiary to benefit from the area’s expansive transportation infrastructure and well-connected business community. The Armour Yards office will accommodate the firm’s information technology, customer service and sales employees. Solid Infrastructure “Georgia’s solid logistics and distribution sector continues to attract thriving companies such as Coyote Logistics. This announcement is indicative of...
  • Alorica adding 100 jobs in Green Bay (Wisconsin)

    07/20/2017 9:03:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WBAY-TV ^ | July 20, 2017
    GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - New jobs are opening up in Green Bay as a downtown employer looks to expand and give back to the community. California-based customer service company Alorica announced it plans to create 100 new and permanent jobs in the Green Bay area, adding to the 400 jobs currently at its downtown office on Adams Street. Alorica also announced a partnership with the Military Veteran Project, a non-profit, volunteer-led organization working with veterans in need. Employees at the Green Bay office will volunteer to help raise awareness about veteran suicide in the U.S. Alorica says it is...