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  • Paychex adding 625 jobs at former Verizon building in Henrietta (New York)

    08/23/2017 2:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WHAM-TV ^ | August 23, 2017 | Jane Flasch
    Henrietta, N.Y. (WHAM) - Paychex is hiring in a big way. It has a five-year plan to expand in Henrietta that includes more than 600 new jobs. The company will also create a campus to consolidate other locations it currently leases around Monroe County. At the center of the expansion is a location where hundreds of jobs were lost earlier this year. The Verizon name remains on the building located on Calkins Road, but it is vacant. Last fall, Verizon announced it would close its call center and did so in January....
  • Safavieh To Create 200 Jobs and Invest $60 Million In Savannah (Georgia)

    08/23/2017 1:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Savannah Tribune ^ | August 23, 2017 | Staff
    Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Safavieh, a manufacturer and distributor of home goods, will create 200 jobs and invest more than $60 million in a new Chatham County distribution facility. “Georgia’s robust infrastructure network is among the best in the country and continues to cultivate an economic environment ideal for manufacturing and distribution companies like Safavieh,” said Deal. “By choosing Chatham County, Safavieh will have access to the Port of Savannah and a skilled workforce ready to serve its broad customer base quickly and efficiently. We are pleased to see this significant investment in the Savannah area and look...
  • Virginia Legislators Send Letter, “I-66 HOT Lanes Shared Use Trail Objections”

    08/23/2017 7:43:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Blue Virginia ^ | August 17, 2017 | lowkell
    Thanks to Del. Kaye Kory for sending me this; I strongly agree! I’d add that anyone who thought it was a good idea to jam a bike/pedestrian right next to car and trucks on I-66 seriously needs to have their heads examined. WTF???COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGINIA RICHMONDAugust 11, 2017The Honorable Aubrey Layne Virginia Department of Transportation Patrick Henry Building, 3rd Floor 1111 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219Re: I-66 HOT Lanes Shared Use Trail ObjectionsSecretary Layne:We are writing to express our opposition to the current design of the shared use path on Interstate 66 (I-66 Trail) proposed...
  • LG Electronics Taps Michigan for EV Components Plant (292 jobs)

    08/22/2017 11:04:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Wards Auto ^ | August 22, 2017 | Jim Irwin
    LG Electronics announces plans to establish a $25 million factory for advanced electric-vehicle components in the Detroit suburb of Hazel Park, MI. The 250,000-sq.-ft. (23,225 sq.-m) facility will produce EV components starting in 2018. The project will create at least 292 new Michigan jobs, including factory workers in Hazel Park and engineers at the expanded LG R&D Center in Troy, MI. The project is supported by a $2.9 million capital grant under the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Michigan Business Development Program over the next four years. LG also will receive hiring and training assistance from the state, including MI Works...
  • Protesters, police clash in downtown Phoenix after President Donald Trump rally ends

    08/22/2017 9:51:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    KNXV-TV ^ | August 22, 2017 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Authorities have deployed safety tactics an an effort to disperse crowds in downtown Phoenix after President Donald Trump's rally concluded. Video and photos showed authorities discharging pepper balls and tear gas toward crowds, along with the sounds of large noises, possibly flash bangs. Phoenix Police said via email that some people began throwing "rocks and bottles" at officers. Authorities then responded with pepper balls and gas. Trump spoke for roughly 90 minutes within the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday night. Prior to his speech, hundreds of people gathered for hours outside the Convention Center in downtown Phoenix to...
  • POLL: Should President Trump Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

    08/22/2017 3:03:45 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 41 replies
    Should President Trump Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio? No Yes Not sure
  • Here’s Where to Eat During Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week (Oregon)

    08/22/2017 1:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Williamette Week ^ | August 21, 2017 | Sophia June
    This week, August 21-27, marks the third annual Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week, which encourages people to support black restaurant owners and local business. First started in 2014 by Bertha Pearl after she was inspired by the Bay Area's Black Restaurant Day, the annual event has now grown to a full week of celebration. This year's Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week kicks off today, and in honor of the eclipse, many restaurants will be offering deals. The week will end with a party at chef/owner William Travis' Dub's St. Johns on Sunday, August 27 from 6-10. Travis has been a major part...
  • Report From Source Inside Phoenix Police Department

    08/22/2017 1:25:30 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 58 replies
    I asked my source inside the Phoenix Police Department about the chances of another riot. He acknowledged the City of Phoenix is very political but assured me the PPD is professional and non-political. He was firm in saying, "the PD is going to protect and mitigate."
  • Boston ‘antifa’ group lists pro-police symbol with hate symbols

    08/22/2017 1:21:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | Larry Celona and Gabrielle Fonrouge
    The Boston “antifa” group lumped the thin blue line pro-police symbol with a list of white nationalist, neo-nazi and alt-right logos, enraged NYPD union officials said Monday. The thin blue line symbol is used to show support for law enforcement and commemorate fallen members who died in the line of duty and has become a symbol of police pride across the country and abroad. However, during the antifa protests in Boston over the weekend, it was shown on one of their posters as a symbol of hate to watch out for, next to images of an alt-right flag and a...
  • COMMENTARY: The good, the bad and the ugly from Saturday’s protests (Boston, Mass.)

    08/21/2017 9:45:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Rockland Standard ^ | August 20, 2017 | Bradford Randall
    The number of attendees at Saturday’s counter-protest dwarfed those attending a “Free Speech Rally,” which took place on the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common. Roughly 40,000 counter-protesters showed up to Boston Common, according to estimates, while only a handful of protesters gathered on the bandstand behind a police buffer zone. Many of those attending the “Free Speech Rally” wore clothing supporting President Donald J. Trump, like his “Make America Great Again” hats, and some people walked through the crowd of counter-protesters wearing Trump shirts. Vulgar taunts were directed toward people wearing Trump paraphernalia, but some counter-protesters tried to protect those...
  • Katie Couric’s producers were hit with urine in Charlottesville

    08/20/2017 4:57:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 20, 2017 | Rachel Desantis
    Producers working with Katie Couric were doused with urine last weekend while covering the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, the famed broadcast journalist revealed Friday. Couric spent a tense 72 hours covering the chaos unfolding in the city near and dear to her heart (she's a University of Virginia alum), and recalled the days' events in an op-ed for National Geographic titled "Being in Charlottesville Broke My Heart. It Also Filled Me With Hope." The former "Today" show host revealed that on Saturday, the first day of the rally, two of her producers were standing on an elevated edge...
  • New Performer Joins The Circus

    08/20/2017 9:52:29 AM PDT · by lyby · 2 replies
    Larry Lee Education Matters ^ | August 19, 2017 | Larry Lee
    So the passing of another week has a new performer showing up to participate in the year-long circus unfortunately known as the Alabama State Department of Education. The new act is headlined by Bryan Taylor, legal counsel to Governor Kay Ivey. He burst onto the stage with great fanfare late on August 17 clutching a letter decreeing that the music must stop and the clowns return to their makeup room. As things now stand, the state board of education has a called meeting set for Aug. 23. But lawyer Taylor, the same guy who recently took to social media to...
  • Pro-Trump rally to be moved from Upland (California)

    08/19/2017 8:06:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | August 19, 2017 | Liset Márquez
    UPLAND >> A group that had announced plans to hold a rally in Upland next month in support of President Donald Trump’s national security policies is now looking for a new location to assemble. An ACT for America rally was being planned for Sept. 9 in Upland at the Madonna of the Trail, according to a Facebook post. The location of the rally, which now says “Inland Empire ((somewhere))” was changed Friday after a top Upland official made it clear a permit for the rally would be denied. It is part of “America First” rallies being held nationwide that day....
  • Whirlpool to hire 500 for Amana refrigerator plant (Iowa)

    08/19/2017 4:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | August 2, 2017 | George C. Ford
    Whirlpool Corp.’s Amana Operations refrigerator plant is planning what officials there call a hiring blitz over the next three weeks, aiming to add 500 employees. Chris Rice, Amana Operations human resources director, said the full-time positions, which start at $15 per hour, include assemblers and utility assembler as well as more specialized work as brazers, foam operators, plastic setup operators and assembly team leaders. “The bulk of the hiring will be for assemblers and utility assemblers,” Rice said. “People coming in will probably be working second or third shift, but candidates must be open to working any shift.” Rice said...
  • Liberal condescension at college - how can I go on?

    08/19/2017 10:57:46 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 40 replies
    me | 8/19/17 | me
    I work for a college which is very liberal these days, in your face banners and condescending "workshops" open to all frequently, with "diversity credit" (reference below). It's sickening enough. Including having Moochelle Uhbama here the other year. But since Trump was elected, now we get hand-wringing e-mails about "hatred" and that we need to beware of evil right-wing people who cause violence (LOL). Got another one today.
  • Person Strikes Car Before Hitting Gas: Did Charlottesville driver panic?

    08/18/2017 2:49:02 PM PDT · by Sopater · 76 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 14, 2017 | Philosophy Workout
    Video seems to show the car being hit with a flag before accelerating into the crowd. I know that is certainly not justification for running down protesters, but it does present some evidence that the driver could use in his defense. Overall, this whole protest was obviously staged to be a cockfight. It's really a miracle that there weren't more deaths and serious injuries in Charlottesville last weekend.
  • The Second Civil War Update (Vol. 3)

    08/18/2017 9:49:51 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 23 replies
    self | By J. Johnson
    It’s me again; the black man sitting on the watchtower; the same who stated the Second Civil War is not coming. It is already here, being waged in full since noon on January 20, 2017.
  • Company Constructing New Coal Mine in Western Kentucky (280 jobs)

    08/18/2017 12:25:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CALHOUN, Ky. (AP) — Construction is underway on a new underground coal mine in western Kentucky that would employ about 280 miners. Paringa Resources says it is planning to begin mining coal at the McLean County site next year. The mine would sell coal that's used to generate electricity at power plants, a sector of coal that has been in steep decline in Kentucky and parts of Appalachia.....
  • Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: ‘An absolute disgraceful act’

    08/17/2017 8:20:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments. Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid. “What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned,” Mr. Lopez wrote, a local NBC affiliate reported. “If anyone has any...
  • Chewy to expand in South Florida, hire 1,100 new employees

    08/16/2017 10:13:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The South Florida Business Journal ^ | August 4, 2017 | Debora Lima
    Chewy will create a customer service hub in Hollywood and hire 1,100 people, a move that will make the online pet product retailer the largest private employer in the city, it was learned today. Expected to be up and running by October or November, the new customer service outpost will be in the Hollywood Mall at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Park Road, according to Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy. “[1,100 new jobs] is huge, for any city,” Levy wrote in a Facebook post making the announcement. “I am very excited for the surrounding restaurants and businesses who will benefit...