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  • Google plans to invest $7 billion in US offices and data centers, including new offices in Houston and Portland, even while others eye permanent remote working

    03/18/2021 9:22:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    * Google plans to open new offices in Houston and Portland, CEO Sundar Pichai said Thursday. * Google unveiled plans to spend $7 billion on offices and data centers across 19 states. * Pichai said the expansions would create at least 10,000 new full-time jobs in the US this year. Google plans to ramp up its real estate by investing more than $7 billion in offices and data centers across 19 states, despite the growing momentum for companies to let employees work from home permanently The tech giant's investment plans, announced Thursday, include spending more than $1 billion in the...
  • If you want to travel next year, you may need a vaccine passport

    12/27/2020 11:02:37 AM PST · by thegagline · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/27/2020 | Rishi Iyengar
    Now that coronavirus vaccines are starting to roll out in the US and abroad, many people may be dreaming of the day when they can travel, shop and go to the movies again. But in order to do those activities, you may eventually need something in addition to the vaccine: a vaccine passport application. Several companies and technology groups have begun developing smartphone apps or systems for individuals to upload details of their Covid-19 tests and vaccinations, creating digital credentials that could be shown in order to enter concert venues, stadiums, movie theaters, offices, or even countries. The Common Trust...
  • CNN Boss Tells Staff They Will Not Return to Offices Until at Least September

    04/23/2020 12:19:26 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 31 replies ^ | 4/22/20 | Maxwell Tani
    CNN won’t send staffers back into its offices until at least September. In an internal email obtained by The Daily Beast, network chief Jeff Zucker told staff that the vast majority of company staff will “not be returning to the office in any significant way” before the end of summer. “Our expectation is that the rest of you will not return before early September, with a few exceptions in July for newsgathering and some in August, depending on the political conventions,” Zucker said, noting that some dates could be subject to change. “But, to be clear, production of our programs...
  • Open Offices Are a Capitalist Dead End: One story from WeWork’s inevitable blow-up [tr]

    09/30/2019 12:36:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 25, 2019 | Farhad Manjoo
    What was We thinking? That’s the only question worth asking now about the clowncar start-up known as The We Company, the money-burning, co-working behemoth whose best-known brand is WeWork. ......................................................... Much will be written in the coming weeks about how WeWork failed investors and employees. But I want to spotlight another constituency. WeWork’s fundamental business idea — to cram as many people as possible into swank, high-dollar office space, and then shower them with snacks and foosball-type perks so they overlook the distraction-carnival of their desks — fails office workers, too.
  • FBI agents raid San Juan government offices as part of investigation into fraud, corruption

    10/18/2018 7:24:45 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    FBI agents this week raided the municipal offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico – rooting through documents and seizing digital records as part of a widespread investigation into fraud and obstruction of justice charges tied to the city government. San Juan’s purchasing division was the target of the raid. And while FBI special agent Douglas Leff did not implicate Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz in the raid, he did tell local media that “we are going to follow the investigation where it leads us.”Cruz tweeted Tuesday that she has instructed city officials to cooperate with federal authorities and said, “If someone...
  • Yes, open office plans are the worst

    07/14/2018 4:58:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | Sarah Wells
    While the concept behind open office spaces is to drive informal interaction and collaboration among employees, the study found that for both groups of employees monitored (52 for one company and 100 for the other company) face-to-face interactions dropped, the number of emails sent increased between 20 and 50 percent and company executives reported a qualitative drop in productivity. “[Organizations] transform their office architectures into open spaces with the intention of creating more [face-to-face] interaction and thus a more vibrant work environment,” the study’s authors, Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, wrote. “[But] what they often get—as captured by a steady...
  • Vibrant to Vacant: Mall Vacancies Highest in 11 Years; Online Retail Sales Hit 12%

    04/10/2011 7:41:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies ^ | 4/10/11 | Mike "Mish" Shedlock
    Online retail sales keep climbing, big box retailers keep wondering what to do with all their space, and small stores struggle to survive at all. As a result of that nasty brew, Malls Face Surge in Vacancies. Mall vacancies hit their highest level in at least 11 years in the first quarter, new figures from real-estate research company Reis Inc. showed. In the top 80 U.S. markets, the average vacancy rate was 9.1%, up from 8.7%. The outlook is especially bad for strip malls and other neighborhood shopping centers. Their vacancy rate is expected to top 11.1% later this year,...
  • Al-Jazeera Says Offices Torched in Cairo

    02/04/2011 3:49:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | 2/4/11 | cbs/ap
    (CBS/AP) PARIS - Al-Jazeera's offices in Cairo were stormed and torched and its Website hacked Friday, says the Pan-Arab broadcaster, while the top U.N. human rights official complained that media covering Egyptian pro-democracy protests are being arrested "in a blatant attempt to stifle news." Qatar-based Al-Jazeera - widely watched in the Middle East - portrayed the attack on its office as an attempt by Egypt's regime or its supporters to hinder its coverage of the uprising in Egypt. Al-Jazeera said the office was burned along with the equipment inside it.
  • Unemployment Offices To Add Armed Guards (Indiana)

    11/01/2010 5:19:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Armed security guards will be on hand at 36 unemployment offices around Indiana in what state officials said is a step to improve safety and make branch security more consistent. No specific incidents prompted the action, Department of Workforce Development spokesman Marc Lotter told 6News' Norman Cox. Lotter said the agency is merely being cautious with the approach of an early-December deadline when thousands of Indiana residents could see their unemployment benefits end after exhausting the maximum 99 weeks provided through multiple federal extension periods. "Given the upcoming expiration of the federal extensions and the increased stress on...
  • India arrests two for planning attacks in Mumbai

    03/14/2010 5:35:50 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 307+ views
    DAILY ^ | March 15, 2010 | n/a
    March 15, 2010 “India arrests two for planning attacks in Mumbai” SNIPPET:”* Anti-terrorism police chief says Rashid and Ali are Indians who took orders from across the border * Says they intended to target a fuel facility and a shopping centre” SNIPPET: “MUMBAI: Indian police said on Sunday they had arrested two men for planning to attack a fuel facility and a shopping centre in India’s financial and entertainment capital Mumbai, where terrorists killed 166 people in November 2008. The two are Indian nationals, Mumbai residents and have been identified as Abdul Latif Rashid and Riyaz Ali, aged 29 and...
  • New Office Space for Obama's Staff

    02/13/2009 1:28:01 PM PST · by Young Werther · 7 replies · 1,103+ views
    The Daily Overlook ^ | Feb 13, 2009 | Copyright © 1995-2009 ASSIST Information Services
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  • Obama Campaign’s National Network Separate from the Democratic Party

    09/27/2008 9:28:30 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 114 replies · 3,614+ views
    Death By A Thousand Papercuts ^ | September 24th, 2008 | by Mondoreb
    Obama Offices Different, Separate and Apart From Democrat Party Offices Does Obama Campaign Not Trust the Democrats? Or is it the Clintons? Will Election 2008 be remembered as the first contest between Republicans and Obamacrats–or the first between the Obamacrats and the Democrats? Senator Barack Obama is building a national organization separate and apart from the national Democrat Party apparatus–at least in any state where the outcome of the November election is at all in doubt. In state after state, the Obama campaign, in a break with tradition, has opened up its own offices–which largely push Barack Obama, and only...
  • Police raid offices in Olmert probe

    11/11/2007 9:32:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 71+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/07 | Josef Federman - ap
    JERUSALEM - Police raided more than 20 government buildings and private offices Sunday, searching for evidence in a series of criminal investigations of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The probes — all related to actions that took place before Olmert became prime minister — have threatened to weaken the Israeli leader at a time of growing momentum in peace efforts with the Palestinians. Among the places raided were the Industry and Trade Ministry, the Postal Authority and Jerusalem's City Hall, said police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld. "Police investigators are searching a number of government and private offices in connection with three ongoing...
  • NAACP cutting staff, closing offices (to avoid draining more of its shrinking reserves)

    06/07/2007 11:39:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 1,496+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/07 | AP
    BALTIMORE - The NAACP said it is cutting about 40 percent of its national staff and closing, at least temporarily, its seven regional offices to cover three years of budget shortfalls. The civil rights group will reduce its staff from 119 to 70 through layoffs and attrition to avoid draining more of its shrinking reserves, interim president and chief executive officer Dennis Hayes said. The Baltimore headquarters will remain open and still offer services provided by the regional offices, he said. "We are right-sizing our organization to meet present circumstances," Hayes told The Baltimore Sun for an article published Thursday....
  • Clinton alumni seeking their own offices

    06/11/2006 7:29:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 611+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/06 | Mark Johnson - ap
    ALBANY, N.Y. - They were young and eager in the 1990s, these midlevel functionaries, hotshot lawyers and one Cabinet secretary in his father's shadow, all inspired by the same boss: President Clinton. Today, Clinton administration alumni are taking their turn in the political spotlight while their former leader cheers from the sidelines. "I am pleased and proud that so many of them have run or are running for office," the former president said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "Their dedication and enthusiasm are part of the reason why we were able to accomplish as much good as we...
  • Hoping workplaces go to the dogs

    05/31/2006 9:45:52 AM PDT · by sinkspur · 26 replies · 603+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 31, 2006 | Staff
    "Dog owners would be willing to work longer hours, commute a greater distance and even switch jobs or consider a salary reduction if their four-legged friends could accompany them to work," Kathy Gurchiek writes in HR MAGAZINE. She adds that 70 percent of those surveyed by the dog-obsessed Web site and the job search engine Simply Hired said a dog-friendly workplace was an important benefit. There is no mention of how the dogs would feel about going to work every day.
  • Palestinian gunmen storm and loot election commission offices, may delay vote

    12/14/2005 5:17:37 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 289+ views ^ | December 14, 2005 | Israel Insider staff and partners
    Palestinian gunmen storm and loot election commission offices, may delay vote By Israel Insider staff and partners December 14, 2005 The Palestinian central election commission shut its doors Tuesday in protest after masked gunmen burst into its Judean, Samarian and Gaza offices, firing in the air and hauling off computers - jeopardizing next month's parliamentary election, the first in a decade. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas ordered his security forces to protect election workers, but officials privately conceded that violence could endanger the Jan. 25 vote - seen as a key to establishing a credible government that could conduct peace talks...
  • Illinois state offices receive subpoenas

    10/26/2005 1:08:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 416+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/26/05 | AP - Chicago
    CHICAGO (AP) - The federal investigation into the state's hiring practices under Gov. Rod Blagojevich has widened with a subpoena seeking personnel records from the transportation department, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Two other subpoenas issued earlier this month seek records from the governor's office and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The subpoenas seek personnel records from March 2002 - nine months before Blagojevich took office - to the present. The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to fully comply with the request, agency spokesman Matt Vanover said. Blagojevich has denied any wrongdoing. The governor's father-in-law, Chicago Alderman...
  • The Next London Bombing

    07/11/2005 10:46:07 AM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 672+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | July 11, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    In a confidential report, Young Muslims and Extremism, prepared jointly by the Home and Foreign offices in mid-2004 and presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair, we learn something about the inner thinking of the British government. Leaked to the Sunday Times of London, the report is now available in four parts in .pdf format at the newspaper's site.Its goal is "to encourage moderate Muslim opinion to the detriment of extremism" and to that end proposes an "Operation Contest." Along the way, it contains much of interest in it, including these points: "A number of extremist groups are actively recruiting young...
  • Al-Kut, Iraq: After-Battle Report

    01/10/2005 3:39:30 PM PST · by forty_years · 8 replies · 1,172+ views ^ | 1/10/2005 | MEQ
    In April 2004, followers of Iraqi Shi‘ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr launched a well-coordinated uprising across southern Iraq. While Western media focused on events in Sadr City, Najaf, and Karbala, violence occurred elsewhere as well. A Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) source forwarded the following after-action report regarding violence in the town of Al-Kut, the capital of the Wassit governorate and home to the Ukrainian contingent.The unclassified report, written by a coalition security contractor, highlights dysfunction between regional coalition offices and the Coalition Provisional Authority headquarters in Baghdad, as well as tension between diplomats and security officers. The summary faulted a British...