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  • Six things your kids need to know in order to be well-educated. (RE: Black children)

    04/29/2017 4:14:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | April 29, 2017 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    I’ve long observed the state of black children with deep concern. It seems that with all the billions of dollars being spent to educate children in urban areas, this money is going to waste. This waste appears to be a mixture of good old government inefficiency, apathetic parents, and teachers who don’t care much about our children. But spreading the blame doesn’t actually solve the problem. While we are sitting around trying to figure out who destroyed our children, the little ones are left to languish in the stench of inherited ignorance. We live in an age of information, where...
  • Terry Gou in apparent White House meeting with Trump (Many thousands of possible jobs)

    04/27/2017 10:23:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The China Post ^ | April 28, 2017 | Staff
    Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou was seen exiting the White House Thursday after a reported meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. The billionaire Taiwanese tech mogul refused to confirm meeting Trump, telling reporters in English: "My memory is not good; maybe I already forgot," according to the Central News Agency. White House officials did not respond immediately to questions regarding the reported meeting. Rumors of a possible meet between Gou and Trump surfaced Thursday when the Nikkei Asian Review quoted unnamed sources familiar with the plan. That report also indicated that Gou met with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in late...
  • Tech company basing headquarters in Louisville, will create 250 jobs (Kentucky)

    04/27/2017 5:31:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Lane Report ^ | April 27, 2017
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 27, 2017) — Interapt LLC, a tech development startup focusing on business innovation services and workforce development, will establish a new Louisville headquarters with a nearly $3.7 million investment that will create 250 full-time jobs. Interapt will renovate a 22,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehousing facility at 1226 Rowan Street in the city’s Portland neighborhood, near downtown. The new headquarters will include dedicated space for community-focused workforce development and technology training programs. Interapt develops mobile, web and high-tech wearable applications that help businesses improve their processes, communication and bottom lines. Customers include Baptist Healthcare, Eurofins, Humana, Kindred Healthcare, YUM!...
  • Operation Anarchist: The 4chan Trolls Are Working on a Face Database of Antifa Members

    04/27/2017 1:45:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Heat Street ^ | April 26, 2017 | William Hicks
    When 4chan users are not busy sharing and discussing anime pornography, they can be some of the most efficient crowdsourcing researchers on the web. The /pol/ board in particular was able to find the exact location of an ISIS camp just by clues in a recruitment video. Their research reportedly led to a successful airstrike on the location. Their new research obsession is antifa, the loose group of anti-fascists, consisting of communists and anarchists, who’ve been wreaking havoc in the Trump era. The group uses violence and black bloc tactics and have been involved in various riots and street clashes...
  • China’s Alibaba Becomes Trump’s New BFF With Promise to Create 1 Million US Jobs

    04/25/2017 7:42:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Observer ^ | April 25, 2017 | Sage Lazzaro
    Tuesday, Alibaba announced a program to make good on a promise to Donald Trump and create one million U.S. jobs. Jack Ma, executive chairman of the online commerce giant, first made that promise a week before Trump’s inauguration during an encounter praised by the then-president-elect as a “great meeting” with “a great entrepreneur, one of the best in the world.” The program starts with a conference to teach U.S. businesses how get their products on Alibaba. The platform is the world’s most dominant retailer, generating more gross merchandise volume than Amazon and eBay combined. Currently, only 7,000 U.S. businesses—mostly big...
  • Sprint To Add 550+ Texas Jobs Across 79 Stores

    04/25/2017 8:57:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Android Headlines ^ | April 24, 2017 | Daniel Fuller
    Unemployment is a serious pain point in America for both employers short on good talent and talent short on employment, so Sprint has announced that they’re going to take another step in their own fight against unemployment by expanding out to 79 new retail locations in Texas, which will create at least 550 jobs. The jobs that will be created by this move aren’t limited to retail salespeople and managers; more technical roles will also be brought on board, which means that the larger number of stores will represent an expansion in Sprint’s overall footprint for the state. It’s all...
  • Trump to host conservative media at reception

    04/24/2017 5:29:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 23, 2017 | Hadas Gold
    President Donald Trump will welcome members of the conservative media for a small reception at the White House on Monday. Among those attending: One America News Network, The Daily Caller and Breitbart, as well as some columnists and talk radio hosts. “They were neglected the last eight years, and they’re an important medium to communicate to a massively growing number of Americans who, frankly, have grown tired of mainstream media’s coverage,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in an interview. The reception, Spicer said, is part of the administration's overall push to open up the White House to a...
  • Trump Just one of Dozens Spied on by Obama [semi-satire]

    04/23/2017 5:18:51 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    A long list of individuals and organizations subjected to surveillance by the Obama Administration was cited by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice as "proof I did nothing wrong." The list included Former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif), Pro-Israel lobbyists, FBI contractor and whistleblower Shamai Leibowitz, Tea-party groups, WikiLeaks, New York Times reporter James Risen, NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, Fox News reporter James Rosen, CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Fox News reporter Mike Levine, ATF Special Agent John Dodson, former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, Associated Press reporters, Benghazi whistleblowers, President Obama's vice chair of...
  • Scottsdale tech call center support company hiring 120 to keep up with growth (Arizona)

    04/23/2017 1:37:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | April 21, 2017 | Hayley Ringle
    Valor Global Services, a Scottsdale-based global technology company, is continuing its fast growth by hiring 120 in the next two quarters after growing with new tech partnerships. Valor provides tech and call center support to tech companies, signing new partnerships with Cisco Systems Inc. in April 2016, WorldWide Technologies & Consulting in September and CenturyLink Inc. in 2015, said Valor founder and CEO Simer Mayo. “Cisco hired us to help them improve the service delivery to their customers,” Mayo said. “We consider ourselves a tech services company providing tech support and non tech support through call centers.” Tim Lake, Cisco’s...
  • Killing the Messenger Didn’t Work. Bill O’Reilly’s Back on Monday

    04/23/2017 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Judi McLeod
    Welcome back, Mr. O’Reilly, it’s been an interminably long week without you You can’t kill the messenger. Just ask the recently Fox news “dropped” Bill O’Reilly. You can’t kill the messenger when that messenger is savvy enough to spring right back ‘atcha with a brilliant delivery by way of a coming unstoppable podcast punch. The “No Spin Zone”, killed off by the Progressive Left principals now running Fox News is alive and kicking—with a promised 7 p.m., Monday return on Bill O’Reilly’s website.
  • Crystal Group Inc. Plans $17.5 Million Expansion In Hiawatha, Iowa (45 new jobs)

    04/22/2017 12:56:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Area Devolopment ^ | April 21, 2017 | Staff
    Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, announced plans for a $17.5M business expansion development in Hiawatha, Iowa. The current industrial site, located at 855 Metzger Road will be completely developed for a new 111,500 square foot office and manufacturing location to expand production capacity and drive continued growth. The project will create 45 new jobs in manufacturing, engineering and sales. Crystal Group Inc. received regulatory and governmental approval and financial assistance for the project. Crystal Group Inc. is an employee-owned small business providing server, switch, display, storage and embedded computer architectures and related integration services for...
  • Gunfire sensors credited with swift arrest of shooter targeting whites in Fresno

    04/20/2017 9:49:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CTV News ^ | April 20, 2017 | Scott Smith, The Associated Press
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer credited the technology Wednesday with the swift capture of Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old black man who authorities say killed three people Tuesday in a bid to wipe out as many whites as possible. "He was in custody within 4 minutes and 13 seconds," Dyer said Wednesday at a news conference where he...
  • This $30,000 robot will make you a salad

    04/20/2017 1:29:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WBBH-TV ^ | April 20, 2017 | Heather Kelly, CNN Money
    SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) -- Sally doesn't clean, chop or toss vegetables. The new salad robot making its debut in San Francisco this month is more like a salad vending machine: Press a few buttons on a touchscreen and it drops neat portions of refrigerated ingredients into a bowl. But Sally the Salad Robot could be the latest step in automating some of the more repetitive parts of food preparation. Its creators hope food robots can help with one of Silicon Valley's biggest restaurant problems: a shortage of kitchen workers. Sally is the first product from Chowbotics, a Redwood City startup...
  • Data center project applauded (40 jobs in rural Virginia)

    04/19/2017 8:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Coalfield Progress ^ | April 19, 2017
    State and local officials gathered in Wise this afternoon to formally announce the anticipated creation of 40 jobs at DP Facilities Inc.’s Mineral Gap data center in the Lonesome Pine Business and Technology Park. A press conference beginning at 2 p.m. at The Inn at Wise highlighted details about the more than 65,000-square-foot facility, which was completed in October 2016. In a press release issued today, DP Facilities President Mark Gerard announced that Mineral Gap, a mission critical Tier III data center, represents a $65 million construction investment on 22 acres in the tech park. “Mineral Gap will provide continuous...
  • Facebook Tells Employees They Can Protest Trump

    04/18/2017 7:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Facebook officials said they will not punish any employees who choose to take off work May 1 to protest President Donald Trump. Pro-immigration groups, socialist organizations, labor unions, and hundreds of thousands of workers are planning to walk out on their jobs on International Workers Day. “At Facebook, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable expressing their opinions and speaking up,” a representative told Bloomberg. “We support our people in recognizing International Workers’ Day and other efforts to raise awareness for safe and equitable employment conditions.” Facebook told staff about its policy April 14, specifically clarifying...
  • Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites

    04/18/2017 12:13:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Wordfence ^ | April 14, 2017 | Mark Maunder
    This is a Wordfence public service security announcement for all users of Chrome and Firefox web browsers: There is a phishing attack that is receiving much attention today in the security community.As a reminder: A phishing attack is when an attacker sends you an email that contains a link to a malicious website. You click on the link because it appears to be trusted. Merely visiting the website may infect your computer or you may be tricked into signing into the malicious site with credentials from a site you trust. The attacker then has access to your username, password and...
  • Hilton hiring full-time work from home positions (29 states)

    04/17/2017 5:32:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WTMJ-TV ^ | April 17, 2017
    Looking for a full-time job that allows you to work completely from the comfort of your own home? Global hotel chain The Hilton is looking to hire full-time "remote reservation sales associates" in 29 states, including Wisconsin. According to the Hilton's website, employees in this position will be required to: • Answer the telephone and greet prospective guests in a friendly manner to create a superior guest experience • Listen to and acknowledge callers, to ensure understanding of inquiries, and to deliver personalized travel solutions • Utilize solution-oriented sales skills to maximize revenue for our hotels and business partners worldwide...
  • Robots May Help Build Your Next Home and Solve a Labor Shortage

    04/17/2017 3:35:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The American Journal of Transportation ^ | April 17, 2017 | Prashant Gopal and Heather Perlberg
    The future of U.S. homebuilding depends on more people like Cyndicy Yarborough, a 26-year-old former Wal-Mart clerk with no background in construction. At Blueprint Robotics in Baltimore, she works in a factory that builds houses like cars, on an assembly line, using robots that fire thousands of nails into studs each day and never miss. Yarborough operates a machine that lifts floors and walls and packs them onto a flatbed truck, the final step before delivery to a development site where they’ll be pieced together. “I like being a part of something new, on the cutting edge,” said Yarborough, a...
  • Does Apple have its eye on diabetes?

    04/17/2017 3:12:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Healthcare Dive ^ | April 17, 2017 | Meg Bryant
    Dive Brief: •Apple has hired a team of biomedical engineers to develop noninvasive sensors that can monitor blood sugar and help diabetics manage their disease, CNBC reports, citing three unnamed sources. •The tech giant's secretive team, based in Palo Alto, CA, is part of an initiative first imagined by the late Steve Jobs (Apple’s founder). •If successful, the effort could create a whole new market for devices like the Apple watch. Dive Insight: Apple is already running feasibility trials at Bay Area clinical sites and has engaged consultants to help the company navigate the regulatory requirements for medical devices, the...
  • As Trump Stifles Immigration, Expect Tech to Turn to Apprenticeships

    04/16/2017 8:40:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Inc. Magazine ^ | April 11, 2017 | Salvador Rodriguez
    A year ago, Shawn Farrow worked full time as a mover, hauling boxes for wealthy tech engineers in Seattle. These days, Farrow isn't just lugging furniture for tech workers. He's a tech worker himself. Farrow is an apprentice engineer, writing code from the comfort of his desk at Avvo, a Seattle tech firm. He is a fresh breed of tech worker coming into the industry through a new type of training program that is designed to identify talented individuals from non-traditional backgrounds. "It's more rewarding for me coming to an office and using my brain rather than my physical abilities,"...