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  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/19/2018 7:48:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump says he wants to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin again and discussions are underway for Putin to visit Washington this fall. Trump tweeted today that he looks forward to continuing discussion started at this week's summit meeting in Helsinki. The President tweeted a host of issues involved with Putin including Ukraine, North Korea and security for Israel.... Large groups of opposition forces including Al-Qaeda jihadists surrendered to the Syrian government in the Quneitra region along the Golan border today. Russian military police will help implement the surrender process.... Late word tonight from near Branson, Missouri that eight people...
  • Did the Russians Hack the DNC to Help the Leftists Take Over the Democrats?

    07/19/2018 8:06:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 07/18/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Russia conspiracy theory hinges on the single creaky claim that the Democratic National Committee hacks were a Russian plot to elect Trump. The theory and all its illegitimate stepchildren, including Robert Mueller and his infinitely expanding corps of prosecutors, lives or dies by the DNC hacks. Trying to elect Trump by releasing damaging insider information from the DNC never made any sense. The DNC was already a dysfunctional organization that was being run by the Clinton campaign. Undermining its leadership had little impact on the election, but a great deal on control of the DNC. There has never been...
  • Robust new technology driving a new future for pork production

    07/18/2018 10:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    National Hog Farmer ^ | January 13, 2018
    Expect to see a dramatic increase in new technology coming into the pork industry as a host of manufacturers from diverse industries look at animal agriculture and attempt to measure or monitor welfare, environmental pressures and food safety with their technologies. That was the first message Lee Whittington, president and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre had for delegates to the 2018 Banff Pork Seminar in Banff, Alta. The second is that what will be needed is a method to evaluate systematically how well the products work, the data integrity and security, and the link to decision support software and...
  • 5G Will Arrive in South Korea in March 2019

    07/18/2018 9:53:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Light Reading ^ | July 17, 2018 | Dan Jones
    The three major mobile operators in South Korea have banded together to say they will launch initial 5G services on the peninsula in March 2019, likely making the country one of the first to get the next-generation wireless offering. SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ have all agreed to cooperate in launching their 5G networks together during a so-called "Korea 5G Day," expected to happen during March 2019, according to domestic reports. Korean science minister You Young-min said that the cooperation between the carriers would help to make South Korea the world's first 5G country. A March 2019 launch appears...
  • Express Parcel Service LLC expanding shipping locations and hiring remote shipping agents...

    07/18/2018 7:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | July 18, 2018
    Leading parcel service company Express Parcel Service LLC is on the spree to expand operations by increasing shipping locations across the US. The company is also expanding its network of remote shipping agents through new hires with the goal to extend better and more affordable shipping service to customers. “We are excited to announce that we have recently embarked on an expansion stretch, both in terms of our shipping locations and shipping agents. Our efforts in ensuring the most trusted and economical delivery have impressed private investors and a lot of them have supported us with robust funding of late....
  • Department store apocalypse is taking its toll on NYC

    07/16/2018 8:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 14, 2018 | Steve Cuozzo
    I’m going to miss Lord & Taylor like mad when the Fifth Avenue flagship closes next year. It isn’t only because of the unlikely bargains I scored on its often-deserted men’s floors — a red vinyl Perry Ellis-label jacket, marked down from $79.95 to $39.95 that strangers hilariously mistake for Armani, and a wool winter coat as good as any for $49.99. I won’t miss the once-charming but more recently cheap-looking holiday windows that weren’t worth waiting on line for. But Lord & Taylor, like every big department store, offered a welcoming civility that softened the city’s rough edges. New...
  • The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

    07/15/2018 4:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2018 | Richard Harroch
    Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories of early stage startups growing to be multi-billion-dollar companies, such as Uber, Facebook, WhatsApp, Airbnb, and many others. In this article, I give an overview of 35 key steps for entrepreneurs who are starting a business, with links to additional articles addressing some of the topics in more depth. 1. Understand the Commitment and Challenges Involved in Starting a Business Starting...
  • Cruise line plans to hire up to 200 at-home agents in Triad (North Carolina)

    07/14/2018 6:20:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The News and Record ^ | July 12, 2018 | Richard Craver, The Winston-Salem Journal
    The Triad’s economic-development groups said Thursday they have successfully recruited Norwegian Cruise Line to create a work-from-home agent cluster in the region that could lead up to 200 full-time jobs. The agents, serving in an entry-level position, will be the first point of contact for guests and travel agents looking to design a vacation on the cruise line, which visits 300 destinations globally. The cruise line plans to begin its hiring process with interviews taking place Wednesday. It said it may take as long as 18 months to complete its hiring initiative. The interviews will be held at Forsyth Technical...
  • Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Spies [semi-satire]

    07/14/2018 12:49:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Desperate to divert attention from the smirking and demonic Peter Strzok, Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein out to announce a second round of indictments of Russians for interfering with the 2016 election. This follows the February indictment of 13 Russian firms that seems to have fizzled. The gist of the charges is that 12 Russian cyber spies penetrated Democratic Party computers via a "phishing" scheme and used this access to obtain and publish confidential Party communications that embarrassed the Democrats. "The scheme was remarkably simple," Rosenstein said. "An email containing the link hillary-clinton-favorable-rating.xlsx was sent...
  • Update: Detroit School Board OKs Hiring Teachers Who Took Only Online Courses

    07/14/2018 12:46:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | July 12, 2018 | Alan Stamm
    Detroit recruiters can hire online teacher training graduates to help fill about 200 classroom vacancies this fall. Education reporter Koby Levin follows up on her Chalkbeat Detroit preview of the desperation move: Detroit’s main district is proceeding with a plan to hire teachers who are certified but have received no training in the classroom — adding an element of controversy to efforts to fill hundreds of teacher vacancies by the end of summer. The board of education on Tuesday approved a hiring plan proposed by Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, signaling that the district will lean partly on programs that offer so-called...
  • 3D printing jobs update: CEL, Simplify3D, RP Support, Additive Industries

    07/14/2018 12:11:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    3D Printing Industry ^ | June 28, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    As a growing manufacturing industry, 3D printing is ripe with new job opportunities from enthusiastic and applied individuals. In this latest 3D Printing Jobs update, we have open positions in both the U.S. and Europe, including vacancies in metal 3D printing, software development and design engineering. Sign up to 3D Printing Jobs now to make the most of current and upcoming positions. If you’re an employer looking to fulfil a new role, you can also post a job on our specialist site here. Happy job hunting! Design engineer / mechanical systems designer, CEL, UK CEL is a British design firm...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/13/2018 8:32:29 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/13/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Tens of thousands perhaps more are set to march and rally in the center of British government, Whitehall, in London at 10am this morning Eastern time, 3pm in London for the latest "Free Tommy Robinson" event. A leaflet promoting the event says that US Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona is one of the speakers. Robinson was arrested May 25th when he live streamed outside of a child sex abuse trial involving a case of industrial scale with Muslim defendants. He was jailed for 13 months for contempt of court and now is in solitary confinement in a prison with a...
  • Austin firm The Zebra - the ‘Kayak for car insurance’ doubling staff size, moving HQ to E Austin

    07/13/2018 12:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 10, 2018 | Omar L. Gallaga
    The Zebra, an Austin company that last year raised $40 million and has been backed by Texas billionaire Mark Cuban, has big plans for 2019. The Zebra says it expects to double its workforce from about 100 employees to 200 by the end of 2019. And next summer, it expects to move into a new 40,000-square-foot set of offices in a newly constructed five-story building at 1801 E. Sixth Street. This company’s growth has come under the leadership of Keith Melnick, who was named CEO of The Zebra last year. Melnick -- one of the founders of the popular travel-reservation...
  • Twilio Opens Buckhead Office, Plans to Hire 50 (Georgia)

    07/12/2018 7:14:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Atlanta Inno ^ | July 9, 2018 | Madison Hogan
    Twilio, a San Francisco-based cloud communications platform company, has opened an office in Buckhead. According to company representatives, Twilio plans to add more than 50 employees at the new office in the next few years, including positions in sales, human resources and engineering. The Atlanta office will hold a recruiting event for some of these positions from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 10 at WeWork Terminus. “Incredible momentum in Twilio’s customer base is fueling our need to expand the company’s presence in new regions,” George Hu, Twilio’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “Atlanta brings us closer to...
  • Dutch city to unveil world's first 3D-printed housing complex

    07/12/2018 12:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Space Daily ^ | July 11, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    The southern Dutch city of Eindhoven plans to unveil the world's first 3D-printed housing complex next year, which its inventors believe could revolutionise the building industry by speeding up and customising construction. Printed in concrete by a robotic arm, the project backed by the city council, Eindhoven Technical University and several construction companies aims to see its first three-bedroomed home go up by June 2019. Known as Project Milestone, a housing complex of five homes of various shapes and sizes will be built over the next three to five years, financed by private investors, said Rudy van Gurp, one of...
  • French Family Becomes the First to Move into a 3D Printed Home

    07/09/2018 6:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    All3DP ^ | July 9, 2018 | Hanna Watkin
    A French family of five has just become the first to ever move into a fully 3D printed house. Constructed in just 54 hours, the inhabitable structure is 1,022 square feet large, and includes four bedrooms and a central living area. A French family recently became the first in the world to move into a fully 3D printed house. The spectacularly sized family home was built as a part of a project that aims to use additive manufacturing to construct buildings in a quick and affordable manner. This 3D printed home was constructed in a collaborative effort involving the University...
  • 7 companies hiring in blockchain right now

    07/09/2018 8:44:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Silicon Republic ^ | July 9, 2018 | Eva Short
    If you’re looking to get a start working with one of the most promising emerging technologies there is, check out this list of employers hiring in blockchain now. The position blockchain is in now is comparable to the one cloud technology was in back in the early 2000s. While it has yet to penetrate the public consciousness, the tech and business sectors are both abuzz with the possible applications. Everything from identity verification to energy trading is possible (and already being done) with the technology. Mark Curtis, speaking to Siliconrepublic.com a while back, explained that the latest iteration of his...
  • Brick-And-Mortar Retail Isn't Dead: Just Look At Who's Moving Into Toys 'R' Us's Empty Stores

    07/08/2018 7:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 8, 2018 | Andria Cheng
    Toys “R” Us, which closed the last batch of its U.S. stores just over a week ago, has left behind not only nostalgia but also hundreds of empty stores across the country. But you’d be mistaken if you think this paints a gloomy picture of brick-and-mortar retail. As much as consumers mourn the death of Toys “R” Us, their sad and sweet memories may soon be replaced by curiosity and even excitement over who’s moving into the bankrupt retailer's old homes. Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby, off-price chains Burlington Stores and T.J. Maxx and Marshalls parent TJX are just...
  • America’s Prologue To Tragedy

    07/08/2018 11:16:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/18 | Dave Merrick
    Today, as the noose is tightening, we are sacrificing ourselves and truth for the cyber-illusion of a virtual utopia built by these new landlords Mr. Zuckerberg has now passed Warren Buffett in billions, taking over the spot for the third richest man on the planet. As Bob Dylan has said, “Money doesn’t talk - it swears.” And young Mark might be the most powerful guy on earth, even despite his wealth, simply because he runs a growing ‘nation’ that contains more people than Russia, China and the USA combined. As I have said before, to watch our Congress officially ‘interrogate’...
  • NEWS SUMMARY AT THIS HOUR

    07/04/2018 8:52:11 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/4/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There were plenty of organized fireworks displays at designated locations tonight but many more unofficial ones everywhere...... British anti-terrorism police are investigating a new incident which resembles the one that caused a row with Russia earlier this year. They say that two people have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok....... The Syrian government opened up a barrage of missiles and rockets and shells tonight across the Southern Deraa countryside, a reboot of the offensive against jihadist opposition forces that rejected Russian mediation efforts. Fierce fighting with numerous casualties is being reported in social media..... There was a heated debate...