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Daily NBA betting tip sheet: Nov. 6

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NBA Betting Tip Sheet is a daily rundown of NBA betting lines and key factors that could impact the numbers in Las Vegas. All NBA odds are courtesy of The Action Network. Tonight’s lines (odds are subject to change): Washington Wizards (+4, +153 ML) @ Indiana Pacers (-4, -171 ML) (O/U 224.5) Notes: The Wizards remain without backup center Ian Mahinmi […]

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NBA DFS: Studs, Scrubs, & Duds — Nov. 6

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Welcome to Studs, Scrubs, and Duds; FanSided’s daily fantasy NBA lineup helper. Here’s what’s on the slate for tonight: 7 p.m. ET: New York at Detroit, Washington at Indiana 7:30 p.m. ET: Chicago at Atlanta, Golden State at Houston, Sacramento at Toronto 8 p.m. ET: Minnesota at Memphis 8:30 p.m. ET: Orlando at Dallas 9 […]

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La Russie ne coopérera pas avec les États-Unis sur la question du pétrole syrien

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Le vice-ministre russe des Affaires étrangères a fait savoir que la Russie n’avait pas l’intention de coopérer avec Washington sur la question du pétrole syrien. Donald Trump a en effet récemment approuvé le déploiement illégal de troupes pour «défendre» les gisements de pétrole syriens.
          

Deux nouvelles bases militaires US seraient en construction en Syrie dans une zone riche en pétrole

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Les États-Unis ont procédé à la construction de deux bases militaires dans le gouvernorat de Deir ez-Zor, riche en pétrole, informe Anadolu qui se réfère à ses sources. Cette annonce intervient après la déclaration de Donald Trump sur l’intention de Washington de garder le contrôle du pétrole en Syrie.
          

Parrella, Francis A. (Frank)

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PARRELLA, FRANK (Francis) A., born in Washington DC on June 30, 1959, died peacefully at home November 3, 2019 after a short fight with cancer. Proud...
          

IT / Software / Systems: Software Development Engineer - Region Build - Relocation Available - 888535-0 (Newark,NJ) - Newark, New Jersey

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DESCRIPTION Have questions about this role? Start a chat with the recruiter today! Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world! Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. This team is redefining the way AWS designs, builds and operates regions. We deliver products by working backwards from unique customer requirements for broader applicability to AWS' global regions. We are in search of an experienced Software Developer to develop critical products for our customers, and offer excellent technical support. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Join a team of passionate, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems. Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. 1-2+ years experience developing prototypes for each phase of development, from startup through launch and beyond. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 3+ years of professional experience with modern programming languages (eg. Java, JavaScript, C/C++) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring) 3+ years of professional experience designing and developing large-scale, distributed software applications, tools, systems and services using such as Java, C#, or C++, and Object-Oriented Design. Experience developing software services and knowledge of design for scalability, performance and reliability Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases Experience in communicating with end users, technical teams and senior management to collect requirements, define software product features, technical designs and product strategy Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines. Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing and operations Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security Demonstrated ability to mentor junior software engineers in all aspects of their engineering skill-sets 2+ years of AWS experience Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role *Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age. **For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit Job details Seattle, Washington Software Development Associated topics: algorithm, application, backend, back end, developer, devops, matlab, software developer, software engineer, sw ()
          

Advertising: Marketing Specialist - Newark, New Jersey

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Marketing Specialist - Prudential Financial _ga Cookie Value Careers-Job Search-Job DetailsJob Description - Prudential Financial Human Resources WT_FPC Cookie Value Skip to main content (Press Enter). 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With offices in 15 countries and over $1 trillion in assets under management, clients rely on our risk management expertise, intellectual capital and creative solutions to realize their investment objectives. Our distinct multi-manager model delivers a broad suite of actively-managed solutions in the areas of public and private fixed income, equities, alternatives and real estate to serve our clients' needs. We are passionate about delivering investment returns for our clients and dedicated to our greatest asset - our people. Learn more about who we are and how we can work together, please visit: ************ The PGIM Marketing team is looking for a Marketing Specialist to join our Marketing team. This position reports to the VP of Marketing, Head of Conferences and Sponsorships at PGIM. Primary responsibilities include working with the VP to manage and execute PGIM's Global conference and sponsorship plan in coordination with PGIM's marketing, communications, and Institutional Relationship Management team, as well as PGIM's partners within the Agency and Global Communications offices. This position is highly visible with senior leaders across PGIM who are stakeholders in PGIM's global conference program, and requires you to work closely with the VP and functional and business teams in ensuring deadlines and deliverables are met. It is critical that you be highly organized, a self-starter and be able to deal with multiple projects simultaneously.Conference & Sponsorship program Responsibilities: - Coordinate deliverables for sponsored conferences, which may include obtaining approvals of branded collateral, compiling biographical information of speakers and topic abstracts, and compiling conference marketing materials - Coordinate benefits and event programming connected with PGIM's Lincoln Center sponsorship - Working closely with the Director of Meeting Planning, assist with executing client-facing events including the Global PGIM Best Ideas Breakfast Series and other client events organized in conjunction with major sponsored conferences - Manage booking process for executive speaking engagements, including scheduling of prep meetings and organizing materials - Manage attendee lists and registrations for conferences, working with marketing groups within individual business units - Manage and update PGIM's Global Speaker's Bureau and coordinate incoming and outgoing requests for speaker appearances. - Follow up with conference and event stakeholders for qualitative feedback Administrative Responsibilities: - Track evaluation metrics for conference program for executive dashboard shared with senior management - Track budget expenditures for conference and sponsorship program; review contracts and invoices - Manage and update central conference calendar and email sent to functional and business heads throughout PGIM. - Coordinate calendar invitations for speakers and conference attendees, including preparatory meetings and calls - Create and update presentation materials and internal reports - Assist as needed with administrative needs for conferences and events, such as shipping materials, confirming registrations, and coordinating internal meeting schedules Qualifications Skills and Experience Required: - Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience - 3+ years event coordination experience, including events within the financial services industry or within a marketing or events agency - Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required - Good relationship management skills, with a flexible and diplomatic attitude - Knowledge of the asset management industry, services, distribution and market environment a plus - Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize and lead multiple projects at a time under tight deadlines - Able to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment - Excellent communication and collaboration skills - No travel required Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services. We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit ****************** to learn more about our values, our history and our brand. Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. 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IT / Software / Systems: Software Development Engineer - Relocation Available - 823595-0 (Newark,NJ) - Newark, New Jersey

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DESCRIPTION Do you want to share your passion for technology? Are you looking for your next challenge? Join us in building and maintaining the learning systems that are reaching millions of AWS Customers, Partners, and Users as they learn how to maximize tools, services, and offerings in Amazon Web Services (AWS). We are constantly evolving our core capabilities including our Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Record Store (LRS), and Learning Content Management Store (LCMS), among others to enable our customers in their journey to gain technical expertise. Your role as a Software Development Engineer will be to bring your expertise in architecture and design, and your ability to dive deep into the most complex technical problems to the forefront as you help bring our learning tools to the next level of customer delight. You will support existing systems looking to enhance functionality, increase scale, and transform in new ways to meet our customer demands. You will also create new services and capabilities to meet emerging needs as our business grows. Your knowledge of full stack development and architecture will be key as we ensure we meet our challenges from the user experience through to our data layer at Amazon scale. You and your team will look to maximize the very technology stack they enable our customers to learn. You will work with some of the best and brightest as you grow into a Technical Leader in a group of junior through senior level developers. This is a unique opportunity to contribute in building Service Oriented Architecture-based applications, e-Commerce solutions and many more using cutting-edge technologies. We are looking for highly motivated engineers to bring in their ideas and experience to help us reach our goals. Responsibilities Design, develop, and maintain large scale web and API applications on AWS focusing on performance, scalability and stability Integrate our systems with core Amazon services for e-commerce, identity, security, etc. Contribute to ideating new services to support products and initiatives across our AWS Learning Services space Work closely with business stakeholders to understand their requirements, and identify opportunities to improve business processes through software automation Collaborate on our technology roadmap, turn visions into reality. Participate in Agile development BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 3+ years of non-internship professional software-development experience 2+ years programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new current systems PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Strong knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis Knowledge of, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or Perl Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Job details Herndon Area, VA Washington, DC - Greater Metro Area Software Development Associated topics: algorithm, application, backend, c++, devops, java, matlab, programming, sdet, software engineer ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Senior Software Development Engineer - Relocation Available - 728469-0 (Newark,NJ) - Newark, New Jersey

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DESCRIPTION Have questions about this role? Start a chat with the recruiter today! Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world! Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. We need developers who are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems. This team will have the opportunity to work on highly visible projects that directly impact hundreds of other teams at Amazon. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. Join a team of super smart, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience 7+ years professional experience in software development PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Strong knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis Knowledge of, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or Perl Experience developing complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs Experiencing mentoring junior software development engineers and driving engineering excellence Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role *Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age. **For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit Job details Seattle, Washington Software Development Associated topics: .net, backend, c#, developer, java, matlab, python, software developer, software development engineer, software programmer ()
          

Education / Teaching: Substitute Teacher - Newark - Newark, New Jersey

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Swing Education is looking for motivated and passionate substitute teachers in Newark, NJ and its surrounding areas to join our community. With Swing, you'll have the opportunity to work with students from all grade levels and all types of schools. Get access to teaching opportunities from our rapidly growing network of 200+ New Jersey partner schools, including Marion P. Thomas Charter School, and many more!-- Opt-in to text alerts or use your personal online Swing dashboard to explore many options that make it easy for you to prioritize and pick which schools and grades you work with. Additional benefits to subbing with Swing: $300 Back-to-School Promotion - Earn $300 when you complete your 15th request with Swing by 10/31/19* Pay rate - Swing school partners set their daily rates, and we don't take a cut. Weekly pay - Every Friday is payday! More teaching opportunities - Get requests from all our partner schools in your area to earn more, teach more, and make a bigger impact. Immediate opportunities - Receive requests via text for instant notifications. No minimum commitment required - Choose your requests as you go with the flexibility to work in the locations you want, when you want. Free to join - We reimburse 100% of the costs for your background check and TB test, no strings attached. Easy on-boarding - Dedicated team to walk you through our easy set-up process. Rate: $115-$120 per day Requirements: You have an NJ Teaching Credential or Substitute Certificate. You'll need to complete a Background Check transfer (we cover the cost). You have completed a TB Test or Risk Assessment from the past 6 months (we cover the cost). About Swing Education: Swing Education was founded in 2015 by former K-12 educators and administrators who know firsthand the critical role substitute teachers play for students. We pride ourselves on providing a superior experience for our substitute teachers. By using our online system, Swing subs get access to more teaching assignments at more schools, text notifications, weekly pay, fun perks, and the backing of a dedicated support team. To date, our community has filled over 100,000 teacher absence days - and we're just getting started. We currently serve 1,500-plus partner schools across California, Arizona, Texas, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C., and we're excited about how our substitute teachers will make a difference for even more students, teachers, and schools in the years to come.*Only requests (short-term, half day, and full day requests all qualify) that are completed in their entirety count towards this bonus program. Cancelled requests do not qualify as work requests for this bonus program. Only requests that begin on or after September 3, 2019 qualify. Long term and Swing Hero requests that begin on September 3, 2019 or after count towards this bonus program. Bonuses are applied once you have completed the 15th request with Swing. Cannot be combined with other promotions ()
          

De patinetes a carsharing: Free2Move quiere ser la reina de la movilidad con opciones casi infinitas más allá del coche eléctrico

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De patinetes a carsharing: Free2Move quiere ser la reina de la movilidad con opciones casi infinitas más allá del coche eléctrico

Hace tres años escuchamos hablar por primera vez de Free2Move, una nueva unidad de negocio y marca que el Grupo PSA había creado con la intención de dar respuesta a las nuevas necesidades de movilidad que iban surgiendo entre los usuarios. En tres años el mundo cambia muy deprisa, y si no que se lo pregunten al propio Grupo PSA que en ese tiempo ha adquirido Opel, ha preparado una completa ofensiva de producto para atender al coche eléctrico y por si todo eso fuese poco, se está hablando de una inminente fusión con FCA. Pues bien, estas son las novedades que trae Free2Move después de tres años de vida.

En palabras de Brigitte Courtehoux, Vicepresidenta Ejecutiva de Movilidad y Servicios Conectados de Groupe PSA, Free2Move no nace con la intención de vender más coches por canales que poco tienen que ver con los tradicionales, como lo son los de la nueva movilidad, sino que lo que buscan con esa nueva división de la compañía es entender y dar respuesta a las necesidades de movilidad de las personas, ya sean particulares o profesionales, y hacerlo con una batería de soluciones de lo más variopinta.

¿Por qué un fabricante de coches como PSA se va hacia ese terreno por explorar de la nueva movilidad? Seguramente la respuesta a esa pregunta la encontremos en el dato que comparte la compañía, que estima que en 2030 uno de cada tres kilómetros que realicen las personas será compartido. Así pues, adelantarse a la nueva movilidad puede no parecer una aventura rentable hoy en día, pero o debería de ser de cara a futuro.

De emov a Free2Move y ahora multimarca

Free2move Emov

Son muchas las novedades que incorpora la marca Free2Move a su oferta actual, pero tal vez la más tangible e inmediata afecta a la empresa de carsharing que opera en Madrid bajo la marca emov. Esta marca, creada ante la necesidad de poner en marcha su servicio hace tres años, acabará mutando a Free2Move y su App integrada dentro de esa otra.

Pero esa no es la única novedad que llega al carsharing flexible de PSA, ya que también pasará a ser una plataforma multimarca, pudiendo disponer en un futuro de coches de cualquiera de las marcas del Grupo PSA en lugar de únicamente los actuales Peugeot iON y las 10 Citroën Belingo Electric Furgón que están disponibles en Madrid.

Así, podremos ver en un futuro (no han definido cuando exactamente), coches eléctricos como los nuevos Peugeot e-208 o los DS3 Crossback E-Tense en la oferta de Free2Move, así como otros híbridos enchufables como los DS7 Crossback E-Tense o el Peugeot 3008 E-Hybrid, porque si Wible puede operar en la capital de España con modelos híbridos enchufables en lugar de eléctricos como el resto de operadores de carsharing flexible que operan en Madrid, no debería haber motivo para que Free2Move no gozase de las mismas condiciones por parte del consistorio madrileño.

Free2move Emov Emov tiende a desaparecer como marca y los pequeños Peugeot iON dejarán paso a otros modelos electrificados de PSA, incluso de varias marcas diferentes.

De esta forma y con este movimiento, Free2Move tiende hacia una homogeneización de sus servicios de carsharing flexible disponibles en lugares del mundo tan dispares como París (Francia), Wuhan (China) y Washington DC (Estados Unidos) o Lisboa (Portugal) entre otros. Courtehoux se mostraba además eufórica por la acogida que este modelo de negocio está teniendo en Madrid, ciudad que califica de piloto y modelo para la implementación de estos sistemas que tan poco tienen que ver con la venta tradicional de coches.

En este sentido, la ejecutiva llegaba a afirmar que los modelos de negocio de carsharing como el suyo en Madrid eran rentables y por tanto no descartaba seguir usando esta ciudad como laboratorio para implementar nuevas ideas o avances que luego se podrían extrapolar a otras ciudades.

El hecho de que puedan introducir nuevos modelos de coches en la plataforma de carsharing flexible llevó a otro tema, como la posibilidad del desarrollo de un modelo de coche específico para el carsharing: "Hoy en día no sería rentable desarrollar un coche específico para carsharing, pero sí que se plantea adaptar nuestros modelos a las necesidades de los usuarios de carsharing", afirmó tajante.

Las otras novedades de Free2Move

Free2move De Free2Move nos hablaron Brigitte Courtehoux, Vicepresidenta Ejecutiva de Movilidad y Servicios Conectados de Groupe PSA y miembro del Comité ejecutivo de Groupe PSA y Christophe Mandon, Director General de Comercio para España y Portugal

Pero Courtehoux no vino a Madrid únicamente a anunciar el cambio de marca que hará olvidar emov y los nuevos coches que se incorporarán a la plataforma. La ejecutiva hizo un repaso por los múltiples servicios que ofrece la marca, entre los que destacan los siguientes para empresas:

  • Free2Move Lease: es un modelo de Leasing, un alquiler de larga duración para financiar la flota de una empresa. Actualmente cuenta en España con 20.500 vehículos y más de 10.000 empresas que trabajan con ello.
  • Connect Fleet: es la posibilidad de gestionar el rendimiento de una flota en tiempo real, permitiendo reducir los costes de explotación de la flota en variables como consumo de carburante, mantenimiento de los vehículos u optimización de las condiciones de leasing.
  • Fleet Sharing: vehículo compartido de empresa. Libera la movilidad de los empleados, rentabiliza la flota y permite a las empresas optimizar costes en numerosos aspectos: pluses por kilometraje, carreras de taxi y alquileres a corto plazo.
Free2move Emov furgón

Para particulares, la oferta de Free2Move no se ciñe exclusivamente al carsharing flexible del que hablamos antes, hay otras opciones que se materializan en:

  • Free2Move Rent: alquiler de coches a corto plazo, con 25.000 vehículos en Europa en 1.300 puntos. Está ya funcionando en pruebas en Francia y permitirá a los usuarios elegir el tipo de coche en función de sus necesidades. Un mes podrás llevar un urbano eléctrico y al siguiente cambiar a un SUV Premium, solo depende de lo que necesites. Darse de baja será sencillo, bastará con dar aviso un mes antes. Suena al Netflix de los coches.
  • Charge my Car: es una aplicación pensada para cargar los vehículos eléctricos de las marcas de Groupe PSA. Permite identificar y acceder a 110.000 puntos de carga, además de determinar el mejor trayecto, teniendo en cuenta el estado de la batería y la presencia de electrolineras en el trayecto. Estará disponible en España a final del mes de noviembre.

Más allá de los coches: bicicletas, patinetes y hasta transporte público

No termina ahí la oferta que Free2Move ofrece, ya que a través de City se pueden contratar minutos en bicicletas, patinetes, VTC, coches y motos compartidos, así como transporte público. Todo ello se hace a través de la App que es el núcleo de Free2Move y ya está disponible en 34 ciudades de 12 paises, contando con más de 100.000 usuarios activos.

Christophe Mandon Free2Move PSA Christophe Mandon, Director General de Comercio para España y Portugal

Las dudas sobre la rentabilidad de este tipo de aventuras empresariales siempre están presentes, y al respecto Courtehoux se mostró tajante: "la calidad del servicio solo se podrá dar si hay rentabilidad". Tampoco descartó la implementación de su modelo de carsharing flexible en otras ciudades españolas más allá de Madrid, aunque no se aventuró a dar más información.

Christophe Mandon, Director General de Comercio para España y Portugal del Grupo PSA destacó por su parte el papel que jugarán los concesionarios de cara al futuro en este nuevo ecosistema de movilidad en el que no se trata solamente de vender coches. "Los concesionarios serán una pieza clave. Es muy bueno tener una red de puntos de servicio por toda Europa para atender las necesidades de nuestros usuarios pero han de saber transformarse y adaptarse a las necesidades de los usuarios".

Así pues, el Grupo PSA parece estar preparado para abordar un escenario, el de la nueva movilidad, que poco tiene que ver con lo que sus marcas de coches han vivido durante el último siglo, pero no olvidemos que lo que estamos viviendo es una transformación tan grande en la movilidad de las personas y las empresas como lo fue en su momento la propia invención del automóvil.

En Motorpasión | Probamos el DS 3 Crossback, el original SUV compacto que se lo quiere poner díficil al Audi Q2 | 2020 será el año de los coches eléctricos e híbridos enchufables con hasta 148 modelos en el mercado. Y es solo el principio

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La noticia De patinetes a carsharing: Free2Move quiere ser la reina de la movilidad con opciones casi infinitas más allá del coche eléctrico fue publicada originalmente en Motorpasión por Héctor Ares .


          

El Volkswagen ID.3, más cerca: arranca la producción en serie del coche eléctrico de los 30.000 euros

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El Volkswagen ID.3, más cerca: arranca la producción en serie del coche eléctrico de los 30.000 euros

Tras acometer una primera fase de preparación, fabricación de componentes y pruebas de impacto incluidas, el Volkswagen ID.3, el coche eléctrico "para millones y no para millonarios", tal y como lo definió la propia marca alemana, ya ha arrancado su fase de producción en serie y culmina así el último paso antes de que podamos verlo en las carreteras. Se lanzará de forma casi simultánea en mercados en toda Europa en verano de 2020, según la marca.

En concreto, la primera unidad en salir de la planta de montaje de Zwickau (Baja Sajonia, Alemania), que acogerá además a otros cinco modelos cero emisiones de la marca, fue un ID.3 blanco en un evento de inauguración al que acudieron la canciller Angela Merkel y, como no podía ser de otra forma, Herbert Diess, CEO del Grupo Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Empieza La Produccion Del Id 3 En Zwickau 1

Y es que se trata de un punto de inflexión determinante para el fabricante de Wolfsburgo principalmente por dos motivos. Uno es que el ID.3 es el primer integrante de la nueva familia de vehículos libre de emisiones de Volkswagen y, por ende, el encargado de estrenar la nueva Plataforma Modular de Propulsión Eléctrica (MEB) creada por el grupo para los automóviles con este tipo de tecnología, la cual también usará Ford.

Como buen retoño primerizo, Volkswagen ha tratado también de nutrir del mayor número de novedades posibles al ID.3 a fin de convertirlo en su gran escaparate de lo que está por venir, mecánica aparte, por lo que de igual forma estrenará un nuevo airbag lateral en el centro del habitáculo además de lucir el nuevo logo de la firma como estaba previsto.

Saldrán al día 150 coches eléctricos de Zwickau

Id3 Produccion 3

El otro gran motivo es que con la salida de fábrica de la primera unidad del compacto eléctrico, se pone en el foco mediático a la planta de Zwickau, que jugará un papel determinante en el viraje hacia la electrificación del Grupo: por primera vez, una gran planta de producción de automóviles se ha convertido íntegramente para la movilidad eléctrica, con inversiones que alcanzan los 1.200 millones de euros, según cifras del fabricante.

La instalación está actualmente en proceso de reestructuración y, una vez se alcance la fase de ampliación final a partir de 2021, producirá seis modelos MEB de tres marcas del Grupo gracias a los 8.000 empleados que allí trabajan en consonancia con más de 1.600 robots que desarrollan labores de ensamblaje.

Está previsto que esta fábrica de salida a cerca de 100.000 coches eléctricos el próximo año y, a partir de 2021, hasta 330.000 ejemplares saldrán de la línea de montaje cada año (150 al día), convirtiéndose en pionera de la transformación de la red de producción global de Volkswagen. Una cifras en consonancia con la magnitud de los planes del Grupo Volkswagen, que tiene previsto vender cerca de 22 millones de coches eléctricos en todo el mundo hasta 2028.

"El ID.3 realizará una importante contribución a la penetración de la movilidad eléctrica. Hace que la movilidad individual limpia sea accesible para millones de personas y supone un hito para nuestra compañía en el proceso de alcanzar la neutralidad en carbono en 2050”, explicó Herbert Diess durante la ceremonia en Zwickau.

En esta dirección, Volkswagen también fabricará motores eléctricos y celdas y sistemas de baterías en esta planta y en las de componentes en Brunswick, Kassel, Salzgitter y Wolfsburgo, mientras que próximamente se sumará a estas una nueva gran fábrica de celdas de batería en Salzgitter en cooperación junto con Northvolt.

Un coche eléctrico asequible con gran autonomía

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Pero para cumplir con todos esos objetivos, Volkswagen tiene claro que la democratización del coche eléctrico pasa, entre otras cosas, por poner en el mercado modelos a un precio competitivo y eso es lo que busca con el ID.3, que ofertará una versión básica por menos de 30.000 euros, 10.000 euros más económica que la variante de lanzamiento, el ID.3 First Edition, con la que el fabricante inició las prerrersevas del coche eléctrico en mayo de este año.

Cabe recordar que el Volkswagen ID.3 estará disponible con tres opciones de batería. En la variante básica es de 45 kWh y promete una autonomía de hasta 330 kilómetros (según ciclo WLTP), pero también se ofertará otra con una batería de 58 kWh, que permite recorrer hasta 420 km entre cargas, y una tercera con una pila de 77 kWh y un rango de 550 kilómetros.

Además, a través de la función de carga rápida, es posible cargar el ID.3 lo suficiente para obtener 290 kilómetros en 30 minutos, utilizando una salida de carga de 100 kW.

Unas cifras nada desdeñables para el precio que promete la firma, lo que explica la gran acogida que ha recibido desde el principio por parte del mercado: antes incluso de su presentación en septiembre ya alcanzó las 30.000 reservas, y actualmente ya supera las 35.000 en todo el mundo, previo pago de un depósito de 1.000 euros reembolsables.

Por otra parte, Volkswagen explica que el coche se entrega a los clientes con una huella de carbono neutral gracias a que, por ejemplo, la producción de las celdas de batería de este modelo se utiliza exclusivamente energía de fuentes renovables. "Las emisiones que se producen durante todo el proceso de producción, que actualmente son inevitables, se compensan mediante inversiones en el proyecto climático 'Katingan Mataya Forest Protection', en la isla indonesia de Borneo, entre otros", culmina la firma.

En Motorpasión | Volkswagen Golf 8: toda la información sobre el esperado compacto de Volkswagen | Fabricar baterías de coche eléctrico conlleva un gran problema: la guerra por el cobalto

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El material que se presume en redes sociales fue registrado en la ciudad de Spokane, en Washington, EU, muestra al gato saltar encima de los hombros del agente.

Sin embargo, lo que ha desatado risas entre internautas es que el animal se pasea cómodamente entre los hombros del policía mientras lo golpea en la cara con su cola en repetidas ocasiones.

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Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump’s U.S.

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UNCTAD paper suggests trade war may have benefited India's exports

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United Nations: India sent $755 million more in exports to the US during the first half of this year as a result of the trade war waged by President Donald Trump against China, according to the trade arm of the UN.

Trade diversion effects for India were smaller compared some other countries, "but still substantial", a research paper from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said.

The paper on trade and trade diversion effects of US tariffs on China that was released in Geneva on Tuesday said, "US tariffs on China are economically hurting both countries. The tariffs have resulted in a strong decline in US imports from China. US losses are largely related to higher prices for consumers."

But it is also helping other countries like India that are not directly involved in the trade war as the US increased imports from them by about $21 billion in the first six months of the year

Taiwan and Mexico were the biggest beneficiaries.

The paper said that the office machinery and communication equipment sectors were hit the hardest for China, with a total reduction of US imports worth about $15 billion for the first half of 2019.

India was able to capture only $18 million in the office machinery component of the sector, but none in the communication equipment part during this period, according to UNCTAD.

India made the most gains in the chemical sector, about $243 million; electrical machinery, $83 million, and other machinery, $68 million, it said.

Vietnam, with its emphasis on export-oriented growth, presents a contrast to India showing that it was able to benefit much more from the trade diversification.

Its exports rose by $2.6 billion, with electrical machinery accounting tor $400 million and communication equipment $1.1 billion, according to UNCTAD.

Washingtons's tariffs caused a 25 per cent export loss for China "inflicting a $35 billion blow to Chinese exports in the US market for tariffed goods in the first half of 2019," the paper said.

But it added that Chinese firms being able to retain 75 per cent of their exports despite the higher tariffs showed their competitiveness.

Last year, US and China initially raised tariffs on about $50 billion worth of each other's goods and Washington later hit Beijing with an additional 10 per cent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

In June, the US increased the tariffs to 25 per cent.

China has also increased tariffs on US products, mainly hitting the agriculture sector from which Trump draws a significant part of his support.

India, however, has also been a victim of the trade wars of Trump, who has called India the "king of tariffs."

In June, the US removed the General Scheme of Preferences benefits for India. The Trump administration has made several trade and related demands of India, such as removing restrictions on e-commerce, storage of consumer data, and imports of milk products from cattle given cannibalised feed, and Trump's pet cause, reducing import duties on Harley Davidson motorcycles.

The two countries are negotiating a trade deal.

Arul Louis can be contacted at arul.l@ians.in


          

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Washington: A US federal appeals court has ruled the accounting firm that works for President Donald Trump must release his tax returns to New York state authorities investigating him, but an attorney said the decision would be appealed to the Supreme Court.

"The decision of the 2nd Circuit will be taken to the Supreme Court," Jay Sekulow, an attorney for the President, said in a statement on Monday.

"The issue raised in this case goes to the heart of our Republic. The constitutional issues are significant."

On October 7, a federal judge in New York rejected a lawsuit filed by Trump in an attempt to avoid having to turn over his tax returns after the Manhattan District Attorney's Office sought to obtain the documents as part of an investigation into hush money payments made during the 2016 campaign, reports Efe news.

Trump's attorneys argued that the tax returns did not have to be released, citing presidential immunity.

The three-judge appeals panel, however, ruled on Monday that prosecutors had requested the tax returns and other documents from Mazars USA and not the President, and ordered the accounting firm to comply with a subpoena issued by the District Attorney's office.

"We hold, however, that any presidential immunity from state criminal process does not extend to investigative steps like the grand jury subpoena at issue here," the ruling written by the panel's chief judge, Robert Katzmann, said.

Trump contends that the investigation by the District Attorney's office is politically motivated and has fought efforts by prosecutors to obtain his tax returns.

Mazars USA, for its part, said it would comply with the appeals court's ruling.

"Mazars USA will respect the legal process and fully comply with its legal obligations... We believe strongly in the ethical and professional rules and regulations that govern our industry, our work and our client interactions.

"As a matter of firm policy and professional rules, we do not comment on the work we conduct for our clients," the accounting firm said in a statement.

While the Constitution does not require heads of state to release their tax returns, Trump is the first President since Gerald Ford (1974-1977) who has not made his tax return public each year.


          

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—It was Donald Trump who publicly tied Kentucky’s state election to himself. At an election-eve rally in Lexington on Monday, he appeared beside Matt Bevin, the Republican incumbent governor. “You’re sending a message to the rest of the country,” he said. A moment later, gesturing to the media, he said, “If you lose they’re going to say Trump suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the world. This was the greatest. You can’t let that happen to me.

They let that happen to him.

Not that it was even the worst thing that happened to him on Tuesday. There was arguably tougher news for Trump from another election state, and much worse out of his impeachment battle, but his plea to Kentucky made what happened there stand out.

When the results came in, it appeared — pending a likely recount — that Democratic candidate Andy Beshear had won the governor’s office by a few thousand votes in the heart of Trump country, a southern state the president won by 30 points in 2016.

Bevin — who would not concede the razor-thin race even though the Democrats declared victory — had tried to tie his campaign to the mutual support between himself and Trump, and campaigned against the federal impeachment efforts. It appears that wasn’t enough.

It’s debatable how much national significance can be read into the result. Bevin’s health care policies, fights with teachers and personal prickliness had made him deeply unpopular in some quarters, and Republicans won all the other major offices in the state. Trump is expected to win Kentucky in the 2020 election, but Tuesday’s results may say something about the size of his coattails, and the limits of what he can or cannot deliver for his allies.

The same day, also in the south, Virginia completed its gradual transformation into a southern Democratic stronghold. A state that was once reliably Republican red — and slowly became “purple” through the Obama years as its suburban demographics changed — is now definitely Democratic blue. Democrats won both houses of the state legislature and every major state office. They now control the Virginia government, and will be in charge when the state’s electoral boundaries are redrawn in 2021. Gun control and passing the Equal Rights Amendment may be on the order paper.

While Virginia’s race might have been more about demographics than Trump himself, his team cannot consider it good news.

But both of those electoral blows may have seemed minor compared to the hole Trump’s hand-picked ambassador to the European Union tore open in the president’s defence in the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

Earlier Tuesday, it was revealed that Gordon Sondland had filed an amendment to his earlier testimony to a Congressional committee. In it, Sondland now acknowledges that he believed a quid pro quo was being sought in negotiations with Ukraine — that military aid would only flow from the U.S. if Ukraine announced investigations that could benefit Trump politically. Not only did he believe that was the case, his updated testimony said, but he had directly expressed that belief to an aide to the Ukrainian president.

It was quite a reversal by Sondland, who had previously testified that he had no knowledge of a quid pro quo in the matter. It also makes Trump’s argument that there were no conditions attached to the military aid, and that the Ukrainians didn’t even know it was being held up — just that much harder to sustain.

No doubt he will continue to make it. In a statement Tuesday, Trump’s spokesperson maintained that there was no source cited for Sondland’s understanding of the arrangement, and that “The President has done nothing wrong.”

It was just one day in an evolving political landscape, but from Virginia to Kentucky to the hearing rooms of Washington, it was a pretty terrible Tuesday for the president.

Not the “worst defeat in the history of the world,” maybe, but an unusually bad day for a presidency that’s becoming increasingly accustomed to bad days.

Edward Keenan is the Star's Washington Bureau chief. He covers U.S. politics and current affairs. Reach him via email: ekeenan@thestar.ca


          

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Erdogan anuncia la captura de una esposa de Al Bagdadi por fuerzas de Turquía

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Un día después de que Turquía anunciara la detención de una hermana de Abu Bakr al Bagdadi, el presidente de ese país, Racip Tayyip Erdogan, anució este miércoles la captura de una de las esposas del líder de Daesh muerto el mes pasado durante una operación liderada por Washington. «Estados Unidos ha dicho que Al Bagdadi se suicidó en un túnel -señaló Erdogan en un discurso en la Universidad de Ankara-. Empezaron una campaña de comunicación sobre eso. Pero ahora lo anuncio por primera vez: nosotros capturamos a su esposa y no hicimos aspavientos como ellos. Igualmente, capturamos a su hermana y su cuñado en Siria». No obstante, no reveló más detalles de cómo sucedió. Turquía había anunciado este martes haber capturado a la hermana de Bagdadi, Rasmiya Awad, de 65 años, junto a su marido, su cuñada y cinco niños cerca de Azaz, situada al norte de Alepo y a unos 15 kilómetros de la frontera turca. Erdogan había mencionado que Awad fue trasladada tras su detención a un centro de deportaciones y que se ha iniciado «un proceso jurídico» al respecto. «No soy un jurista tan experto. Nuestras fuerzas la han detenido y por ahora la tendrán bajo arresto en un centro de deportaciones. Diré más en el futuro», respondió el jefe de Estado a las preguntas, recoge Efe. Estados Unidos anunció la muerte de Bagdadi, un ciudadano iraquí que dirigía hasta ahora el autodenominado Estado Islámico, el 27 de octubre, durante una operación de fuerzas especiales estadounidenses en Siria, y el propio Daesh confirmó la noticia el jueves pasado.
          

«Ahora sí me acuerdo»: Un aliado de Trump le da la espalda en el «impeachment»

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«Ahora sí recuerdo hablar con el señor Yermak y decirle que la ayuda de Estados Unidos sólo se enviaría a Ucrania después de que Ucrania publicara un comunicado en contra de la corrupción del que hemos hablado durante meses». De ese modo, con un insólito comunicado enviado al Capitolio, el embajador de EE.UU. ante la Unión Europea, Gordon Sondland, se desdijo ayer de un testimonio suyo a puerta cerrada el 3 de octubre en las vistas donde se decide el «impeachment» (recusación) de Donald Trump. Andrei Yermak, de quien habla, es un asesor de la presidencia ucraniana encargado de negociaciones con Washington. Sondland, que no es diplomático de carrera sino empresario hotelero, fue elegido para el cargo en julio de 2018 y según todos los otros testigos que han pasado por el Capitolio tuvo un papel central en las presiones al gobierno de Ucrania para que investigara al demócrata Joe Biden por unos viejos negocios de su hijo en ese país europeo. Sondland testificó el 3 de octubre que en esas gestiones no hubo «quid pro quo», es decir, que no se supeditaron 400 millones de dólares (360 millones de euros) de ayudas militares a que el gobierno ucraniano de Volodimir Zelensky dijera abiertamente que investigaría a la familia de Biden, que ha liderado las encuestas de las primarias demócratas en meses recientes. El problema para el embajador Sondland es que todos los demás testigos han testificado lo contrario, especialmente el embajador en funciones a Ucrania, William Taylor, y el especialista en Rusia y Ucrania en el Consejo de Seguridad Nacional, Tim Morrison. Ambos dijeron que sí se supeditó esa ayuda, necesaria para un país como Ucrania invadido y hostigado por Rusia, a una investigación que los demócratas creen que obedece a intereses políticos de cara a la campaña de 2020. Ese es la razón misma de la investigación del «impeachment», después de que un denunciante anónimo revelara esas presiones, que quedaron patentes durante una conversación entre Trump y Zelensky, el presidente ucraniano, el 25 de julio. Según dice el embajador Sondland en su nuevo testimonio modificado, enviado en una carta, «dos testimonios recientes me han refrescado la memoria sobre algunas conversaciones». Las declaraciones en el Capitolio se efectúan sobre juramento, y mentir puede conllevar una denuncia por perjurio, o falso juramento.
          

Careers Specialist | The Optical Society

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Weekly Roundup 11/4/19

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October 28, 2019 – November 3, 2019 Top Stories Îlham Ehmed, the co-president of the Syrian Democratic Council, said that Turkish drone strikes causing significant Kurdish civilian casualties have continued in spite of a ceasefire in northern Syria. In a statement to reporters during a visit to Washington, Ehmed called …
          

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Turkse president Erdogan ontmoet op 13 november VS-collega Trump in Washington

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De Turkse president Recep Tayyip Erdogan ontmoet op 13 november wel degelijk zijn Amerikaanse collega Donald Trump in Washington, zo heeft het Turkse presidentschap woensdag meegedeeld.


          

China Woos Foreign Companies While Serving Its Own Agenda

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Beijing is giving Washington a concession in the trade talks: regulations that would level the playing field for foreign companies in China. But there are doubts about Beijing’s true commitment to opening its market. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images
          

Bryant Miller Olive P.A. Named Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” in Public Finance Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2020

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Bryant Miller Olive P.A. (BMO) has been named a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” in Public Finance Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2020. BMO has one of the largest and most experienced public finance practice groups in the southeastern U.S., with resident attorneys in its Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, [...]
          

White House not happy with school lunch ads starring Obama girls

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There were 14 ad banners at Washington D.C.’s Union Station on August 4 that the White House wanted to disappear. A young girl is featured asking, “President Obama’s daughters get healthy school lunches. Why don’t I?” The White House may want the ads gone but they are within the right of free speech. While the […]
          

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NATS PLAY BALL (Cartoon and Column)

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It’s not that I’m disappointed by the Washington Nationals. I’m disgusted. I have never lived in an area of a major league baseball team winning the World Series. I’m a Cubs fan, but I do like the Nats. I have enjoyed their run to the World Series. While the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup […]

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Barrage sur le Nil: trois pays se donnent jusqu'à début 2020 pour trouver un accord

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Les ministres des Affaires étrangères de l'Egypte, du Soudan et de l'Ethiopie, réunis mercredi à Washington, se sont donné jusqu'à janvier 2020 pour trouver un accord sur un projet d'immense barrage sur le Nil Bleu qui suscite des tensions entre leurs pays.

Les émissaires ont été reçus par le président américain Donald Trump, qui a dit vouloir "aider à résoudre la dispute ancienne concernant le barrage éthiopien de la Renaissance, l'un des plus grands au monde, qui est en train d'être construit".

"La rencontre s'est bien passée", a-t-il tweeté avant que les discussions ne se prolongent sous la houlette du secrétaire américain au Trésor Steven Mnuchin.

A l'issue de ces nouvelles discussions, les trois pays se sont engagés à organiser "quatre réunions techniques gouvernementales au niveau des ministres de l'Eau", selon un communiqué commun publié avec les Etats-Unis et la Banque mondiale, qui participeront à ce processus en tant qu'observateurs.

"Les ministres se sont aussi engagés à travailler pour aboutir à un accord d'ici le 15 janvier 2020", avec des points d'étape à Washington le 9 décembre et le 13 janvier prochains, selon leur communiqué.

"Si aucun accord n'est conclu d'ici le 15 janvier 2020, les ministres des Affaires étrangères sont convenus d'invoquer l'article 10 de la déclaration de principes de 2015", ont-ils ajouté.

Cet article stipule qu'en cas d'échec des négociations au niveau ministériel, la balle passe dans le camp des chefs d'Etat ou de gouvernement, ou qu'une "médiation" externe peut être sollicitée.

Le Caire craint que la construction du grand barrage de la Renaissance (GERD), entamée en 2012 par l'Ethiopie, n'entraîne une réduction du débit du Nil Bleu, fleuve dont l'Egypte dépend à 90% pour son approvisionnement en eau.

Les discussions entre ces deux pays et le Soudan, par lequel passe aussi le fleuve, sont bloquées depuis neuf ans.

L'Ethiopie a annoncé que le gigantesque barrage de quatre milliards de dollars devrait commencer à produire de l'électricité d'ici fin 2020 et serait complètement opérationnel d'ici 2022.

L'Egypte cherche à obtenir une médiation internationale sur le GERD, censé devenir la plus grande centrale hydroélectrique d'Afrique avec une production de 6.000 mégawatts.

Le Caire demande un minimum annuel garanti de 40 milliards de m3 --ce à quoi l'Ethiopie n'a pas donné son accord-- et évoque un "droit historique" sur le fleuve, garanti par une série de traités.

Le Nil Bleu, qui prend sa source en Ethiopie, rejoint le Nil Blanc à Khartoum pour former le Nil qui traverse le Soudan et l'Egypte avant de se jeter dans la Méditerranée.

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Iran: la production d'uranium enrichi à Fordo commencera "à minuit"

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L'Iran a annoncé mercredi que la production d'uranium enrichi dans l'usine souterraine de Fordo commencerait à partir de minuit, dans le cadre de la réduction de ses engagements nucléaires vis-à-vis de la communauté internationale.

Cette déclaration a suscité de nouveau l'inquiétude des Etats parties à l'accord international sur le nucléaire iranien conclu à Vienne en 2015.

Aux termes de ce pacte, Téhéran avait accepté de réduire drastiquement ses activités nucléaires --afin de garantir leur caractère exclusivement civil-- en échange de la levée d'une partie des sanctions internationales asphyxiant son économie.

"Dans les prochaines heures, le processus d'injection du gaz (hexafluaorure d'uranium, NDLR) dans les centrifugeuses actives sur le site de Fordo sera finalisé en présence des inspecteurs de l'Agence" internationale de l'énergie atomique (AIEA), a déclaré le porte-parole de l'Organisation iranienne de l'énergie atomique (OIEA), cité par l'agence semi-officielle Isna.

Selon Isna, Behrouz Kamalvandi a ajouté que la production d'uranium enrichi serait "opérationnelle à partir de minuit" (20H30 GMT mercredi).

La République islamique a annoncé mardi la relance des activités d'enrichissement d'uranium qu'elle avait jusque-là accepté de geler à Fordo (à environ 180 km au sud de Téhéran) conformément à l'accord de Vienne.

La mesure a été rendue publique au lendemain de l'expiration d'un délai donné par Téhéran aux autres Etats parties au texte (Chine, France, Royaume-Uni, Russie et Allemagne) pour qu'elles l'aident à surmonter les conséquences du retrait unilatéral des Etats-Unis de ce pacte en 2018 et du rétablissement de sanctions américaines.

Elle marque la quatrième phase du plan de réduction des engagements iraniens lancé en mai, en riposte au retrait américain.

Par cette politique, Téhéran entend faire pression sur les autres parties pour qu'elles l'aident à contourner les sanctions rétablies par Washington, qui ont plongé son économie dans une sévère récession.

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La République islamique assure rester attachée à la survie de l'accord et être prête à revenir à l'application complète de ses engagements dès lors que les autres parties respecteront les leurs, en prenant des mesures concrètes pour satisfaire ses demandes, et en particulier en lui permettant d'exporter son pétrole.

Washington a réagi à l'annonce de la reprise des activités d'enrichissement à Fordo en accusant l'Iran de poursuivre son "chantage nucléaire".

Le Kremlin a dit "observer avec préoccupation le développement de la situation", tandis que Paris, Londres, Berlin et l'Union européenne (UE) ont appelé Téhéran à revenir sur sa décision.

L'UE a exhorté l'Iran à s'abstenir de nouvelles mesures susceptibles de miner davantage l'accord de Vienne et de rendre encore "plus difficile" son sauvetage.

A Pékin mercredi, le président français Emmanuel Macron a jugé que l'Iran avait "décidé de sortir du cadre" de l'accord, "pour la première fois de manière explicite et [...] non limitée".

C'est "un changement profond", a ajouté M. Macron : "J'aurai des discussions dans les prochains jours, également avec les Iraniens, et nous devons collectivement en tirer les conséquences".

"Ce que le président Rohani a annoncé n'est pas acceptable", a déclaré pour sa part le ministre des Affaires étrangères allemand Heiko Maas lors d'une conférence de presse à Berlin.

Il a appelé "l'Iran à revenir sur toutes les mesures qu'il a prises depuis juillet et à respecter à nouveau pleinement ses engagements" internationaux.

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DeVos’ formula for success: Trash public schools and push privatization

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wipes her brow during an October 2017 appearance in Bellevue, Washington. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Bryan Alexander, Georgetown University When U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos discussed the results from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, she described them as “devastating” and part of a worsening crisis in education. […]

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We’re polarized and fragmented at the same time. Trump likes that.

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WASHINGTON — Why would President Trump’s hard-core defenders think that the best way to defend a floundering leader is to hurl repulsive dual loyalty charges at a decorated Army combat veteran who feels an obligation to tell the truth to Congress? Why would British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gamble on forcing an election in Britain […]

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The facts are only going to get worse for the president

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WASHINGTON — Republicans said they wanted process, so now they have it. The question is whether President Trump’s defenders are willing, finally, to address the substance of the allegations against him. Thursday’s historic vote by the House set out procedures for the inquiry into Trump’s conduct that give the president every opportunity to defend himself. […]

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Democrats’ Impeachment Plan Formally Endorsed by Divided House

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Republicans have been demanding Democrats hold a vote on the impeachment plan, and now the Democrats have. No Republicans voted for it.Two Democrats voted against it. But the machinery into probing and possibly removing President Donald Trump (unlikely to happen due to the GOP-dominated Senate) is now more-than-ever in motion. The Washington Post: A divided […]

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This impeachment process is totally infair to Rupublicans!

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WASHINGTON — The extremely stable genius picked up his cellphone at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday. Republicans “are starting to go after the Substance even more than the very infair Process,” President Trump typed. “Rupublicans, go with Substance and close it out!” The misspelled missive caused laffter and merrymint. But you know what’s funnier? Trump sent this […]

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Top California Dem Slams Warren, Biden for ‘Blatant Disregard’ of State’s Grassroots

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Rusty Hicks, the chairman of the California Democratic Party, on Tuesday slammed Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Joe Biden for  their decision to skip the upcoming nominating convention.

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More Good News for Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton has refused to rule out another run for president in 2020. Her former goon Philippe Reines has said she "might be the best person" to beat Trump, despite her previous failed attempt in 2016. Beto O'Rourke has already dropped out, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) is struggling to stay afloat. A recent poll suggests Democratic voters are still Ready for Hillary. What is she waiting for?

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Nonprofit Health Org at Center of ‘Million-Dollar Baby’ Controversy Is Run by (Highly Paid) Democratic Donors

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Top executives at Dignity Health, the nonprofit health care provider that stuck its own employee with a $900,000 bill for her premature baby, have donated extensively to Democratic candidates and committees over the years. Dignity Health CEO Lloyd H. Dean has contributed $46,850 to Democratic candidates and committees over the years, according to campaign finance ...

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Pressley Splits From Fellow ‘Squad’ Members and Endorses Warren

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.) has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) for president, splitting from her fellow far-left "Squad" members.

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President of Threatened Synagogue on Armed Worshippers: ‘We Refuse to Be a Soft Target’

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The president of a Colorado synagogue targeted in a foiled bomb plot said his congregation allows armed worshippers because they don't want to be defenseless in the case of an attack.

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Brian Stelter Uses Epstein Story to Hit ‘Right-Wing’ for Stoking ‘Hatred of the Media’

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CNN's Brian Stelter on Tuesday used video evidence that ABC had buried a story on Jeffrey Epstein to argue that conservatives had weaponized the video to harm the media.

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Biden Lobbied Congress as VP on Behalf of Brother’s Close Associate

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Former vice president Joe Biden's younger brother Frank said the 2020 frontrunner intervened on behalf of an oil heiress and lobbyist to advance animal cruelty legislation, according to recently unearthed videotaped remarks.

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Northam on Blackface Scandal: ‘I’ve Always Been Inclusive’

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Virginia governor Ralph Northam (D.) said he has "always been inclusive" in response to a question about his blackface scandal, arguing that people have "moved forward" from the scandal.

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BEASTMODE: Voter Would Have to Know Why Trump Shot Someone on Fifth Avenue

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A Donald Trump supporter dryly told CNN's Alisyn Camerota she might still support the president if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue.

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Soros-Backed Prosecutor Candidates Sweep Virginia Races

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All four Virginia prosecutor candidates backed by money from liberal billionaire George Soros in a bid to overhaul the state's criminal justice system pulled away victorious in Tuesday’s elections.

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New Mapping Platform Charts Construction in Cities

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A new platform allows users to see how construction and other work is affecting travel in cities.

It's called dotMaps, and as its name implies, it's essentially a map, albeit one with dots indicating a wide range of development work, including everything from minor streetlight repairs to the construction of a major high-rise development project. The aim of the platform is to help residents, visitors, business-owners and anyone else occupying urban spaces to stay informed about mobility around them. To this end, users can draw a boundary around an area displayed on dotMaps — maybe it’s their neighborhood or perhaps their workplace — and zero-in on what projects are happening, getting notifications outlining construction work as it stops, starts or otherwise changes mobility.

The project that would become dotMaps was started in 2017, intended in the early stages to be used internally by public servants and city officials in Seattle. Seattle created dotMaps with the help of SADA Systems, a technology consulting services company, with the goal of giving various city departments and agencies a better means of coordinating the flurry of communications related to building developments, as well as info about how those projects impact the public space. City officials estimate that they have saved some $18 million since introducing dotMaps through improved coordination across agencies. 

They have also spread it to other cities, giving it the potential to essentially be built anywhere.

“We can replicate [the platform] for any city to connect and collaborate across agencies, and provide visibility to city projects and street closures for their citizens,” said Narine Galstian, a spokesperson for SADA.

In fact, it was replicating the platform in other cities that eventually led it to the public-facing status it has now. See, by working with SADA and input from the Chicago Department of Transportation, Seattle officials were able to create a public-facing map, complete with customized email alerts about places that are most relevant to them, said Heather Marx, director of downtown mobility for the Seattle Department of Transportation. 

Seattle also shares the dotMaps data with common wayfinding apps like Waze and Google Maps, which Marx said enables users to quickly learn which roads on their routes may be blocked.

The construction mapping information could likely not have come at a better time. Seattle is awash in building projects — both real-estate and transportation related.

“There is something unusual happening every single day," Marx said. "So, the more people who know about this tool, the more people can engage with this tool, the better off all of us will be, because everyone will be making smarter choices. One of the things that I really like to say to folks is that, we’re building the infrastructure for the city that we’ve already become."

Earlier this year, transportation officials began shutting down the Alaskan Way Viaduct, an elevated two-level freeway along the Seattle waterfront, in preparations for demolition. The highway, built in the 1950s, has long been in need of replacement. In January, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed the structure, which averaged nearly 80,000 cars every weekday, for three weeks.

“The closure was difficult from a transportation coordination standpoint. But what is really transformational is those 90,000 people who used to use the Viaduct, every single day to get to where they’re going, they have to do something else now,” said Marx. “We want to make sure that everybody has as much information as we can provide to them about how to get from here to there because it’s changing all the time.”

And Seattle is not alone in this. In April, collaborating city Chicago released its own ChiStreetWork site, which is developed by SADA and also provides construction and street repair information for the public, similar to dotMaps. 

“Now the public can look to it if there's work in the public right of way on their block — they can find if there's a permit issued and they can actually pull up the permit online to see who obtained the permit,” explained Michael Claffey, director of public affairs at the Chicago Department of Transportation. “They could also find out if the work is happening without a permit.”


          

Combat Pour Les Juifs Sovietiques Washington Moscou Jerusalem 1953 1989 Pauline

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Cool Facts about the Southwest Waterfront

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You’ve likely heard about DC’s Southwest Waterfront, but there are plenty of cool facts you may not know. While the area’s now home to restaurants, nightclubs and marinas, it was actually fairly underutilized and isolated from much of the rest of DC until just a couple of years ago. That’s when the Wharf began transforming the waterfront area into what we see today. Plans are in progress to redevelop the Southwest Waterfront into a mixed-use development with millions of square feet or retail, hotel, office, cultural and residential space. Plans also call for open space and parkland. While phase one of the Wharf officially opened in 2017, development could continue for several more years. Set right alongside the Washington Channel, the Southwest Waterfront began as part of Pierre L’Enfant’s original city plan. By the early 1950s, however, the neighborhood was in decline. While there was some effort to change things around, progress really kicked off in more recent time. You’ll now find places to shop, grab a place to eat, plus take in some live music and festivals. For boaters, you’ll find the option of more than 300 boat slips at Gangplank Marina. You’ll also find waterfront dining and the departure point for cruises. Public slips can also be found at Washington Marina. Of course, some of the coolest things about the Waterfront aren’t modern at all. For example, It’s also the location of the nation’s oldest continuously operating fish market. The Maine Avenue Fish Market dates back to the early 1800s. In a grim nod to our nation’s history, you can visit the reconstructed courtroom where co-conspirators of John Wilkes Booth were tried. Some of those co-conspirators were actually hanged there, but that exact location is now filled with tennis courts. Another cool fact has to do with science. Dr Walter Reed once studied mosquitoes right along the waterfront. That helped lead to a vaccine for yellow fever. The Southwest Waterfront is also home to the Thomas Law House. It was formerly owned by a direct descendant of Martha Washington. In addition, you’ll find Wheat Row, DC’s oldest block of row houses.
          

RFS Power Coalition applauds electric pathway passage for eRINs

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In Washington, the RFS Power Coalition applauded the passage of H.R. 3055 (116), the Senate’s Interior Appropriations bill. The Interior-EPA portion of the spending package includes a provision led by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) requiring the EPA to take swift action on existing eRIN applications: Electric Pathway. The Committee notes the backlog of applications under […]
          

Occupational Therapist / Travel / SNF

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OT for Washington, IL. SNF setting.

Experienced Occupational Therapist treating patients with various conditions; this will provide you with a wide range of expertise and career development.

 

Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • 1 plus years of experience as a OT preferred
  • Must have active Occupational Therapist license


Benefits:

MAS Medical Staffing has hundreds of diverse and rewarding positions throughout the country for Allied Health Professionals. Our clients are a mix of large, prestigious healthcare organizations and small, private facilities.

 

MAS Medical Staffing employees enjoy industry leading compensation packages and benefits, including:
  • Competitive weekly pay
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous housing stipends and housing assistance
  • Instant pay available for hours worked
  • Health insurance coverage & Supplemental Insurance offerings
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Licensure assistance & reimbursement
  • Referral Bonuses
  • MAS Rewards Me Bonus Program     
  • Dedicated Recruiters on call 24/7 via text, email, or phone

 

If you are looking for a staffing agency that has your best interest at heart and a recruiter that will work 1 on 1 with you to find the best assignment available, please reach out to us today!

 

          

Impeachment-Anhörungen in den USA - Regierung Trump blockiert Zeugenaussagen im Kongress

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October 9, 2019, Washington, DC, United States of America: U.S President Donald Trump, left, listens to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russ Vought, before signing Executive Orders on Transparency in Federal Guidance and Enforcement during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House October 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Credit Image: © Shealah Craighead via ZUMA Wire | (Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire)Alle vier geladenen Zeugen, die Donald Trump in einem Amtsenthebungsverfahren belasten könnten, sind am Montag nicht vor dem US-Kongress erschienen. Nach Informationen der "Washington Post" soll der US-Präsident angeordnet haben, ihre Zeugenaussagen zu blockieren.

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Part-time Attorney with Energy / FERC Experience | Jennings Strouss & Salmon

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Washington, D.C., Jennings Strouss seeks an experienced part-time energy / FERC attorney to work with the Energy practice group in its Washington D.C. office . Candidate must be independent, a self-starter, energeti
          

Project Scheduler | Wood

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Seattle, Washington, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Project Scheduler   to join our team in Washington.   Key Responsibilities :  Development of detailed baseline cost -
          

Democrats’ conundrum: Change our system or elect a president

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Dump Trump and bring sanity back to the White House

The post Democrats’ conundrum: Change our system or elect a president appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights.


          

Whitman-Walker opens new Liz Taylor building

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Mix of offices, retail and apartments on 14th Street

The post Whitman-Walker opens new Liz Taylor building appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights.


          

Judge vacates Trump admin’s anti-LGBT ‘conscience rule’ for health workers

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But challenge fails on argument measure violated the Establishment Clause

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Trans Day of Remembrance is Nov. 20

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Annual event honors those lost to hate crimes

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Womxn’s Party set for Nov. 15

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Annual event is Center fundraiser

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Buttigieg says he has no regrets about coming out later in life

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'It's hard for me to kind of picture alternate universes'

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Robyn Crawford breaks silence about relationship with Whitney Houston in new memoir

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After years of choosing not to comment on speculation surrounding her relationship with singer Whitney Houston, the late singer’s best friend Robyn Crawford is speaking out about it for the first time in her upcoming book, “A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston.” In an excerpt from the book published today by People […]

The post Robyn Crawford breaks silence about relationship with Whitney Houston in new memoir appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights.


          

Anti-LGBTQ Fairfax school board member loses re-election bid

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Elizabeth Schultz opposed district's trans-inclusive nondiscrimination policy

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Nats image shattered after appearing with Trump

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Our ‘inclusive’ team shows an uglier side

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Gay College Park mayor, councilman win re-election

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Patrick Wojahn faced homophobic comments during debate

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No. 9 Utah keeps rolling, rallies past Washington 33-28

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Washington dropped its second straight after losing to Oregon two weeks ago and lost for the third time at home this season.
        

          

Registered Nurse - Days | Kindred Healthcare

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Franciscan Specialty Care, Washington, CHI Franciscan Rehabilitation Hospital is growing and we are seeking additional nurses as we open up additional beds! We are a new 60-bed rehabilitation hospital that serves patients who are
          

Sales Account Manager

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WA-Everett, Everett Washington Sales Account Manager Curiosity meets passion! As an outside sales account manager with Uline, use your sales expertise to help our customers realize their business goals with product solutions you're proud to deliver. Position Responsibilities Actively manage and grow accounts in a unique territory. This will include a large, pre-existing customer base. Use our 788 page catalog
          

Erdogan će se sastati s Trumpom 13. studenoga u Washingtonu

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Turski predsjednik Recep Tayyip Erdogan će sljedećeg tjedna otputovati u Sjedinjene Države na sastanak s američkim kolegom Donaldom Trumpom.
          

jetBlue: Washington D.C. – Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. $234. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good sale to Aguadilla. Seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Maria is heartbreaking. Sample Travel Date: February 3rd – Read More

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Impeachment May Leave America More Polarized Than Ever

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Pete Buttigieg Calls Out Republican Religious Hypocrisy

This sharp worldview divide helps explain the current dynamics in Washington around impeachment—why people are so angry, and why each side automatically counts each new revelation as evidence for its case. “When people hate the other side so much, they’ll resist just about anything, any kind of information, that would be beneficial to that other […]

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Tests: Vari atpazīt filmu, ja redzi tikai daļu no tās plakāta?

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Business Analyst IV - WashU IT Enterprise Applications (Fund Development/ Donor Database) - 45884 | Washington University in St. Louis

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St. Louis, Missouri, EOE Statement: Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual ori
          

Polonezii vor putea călători în Statele Unite fără vize din 11 noiembrie, când este marcată Ziua Independenței Poloniei

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Polonia va intra în Programul Visa Waiver la 11 noiembrie, dată care marchează Ziua Independenței Poloniei, a anunțat miercuri președintele țării, Andrzej Duda, într-o conferință comună de presă cu ambasadorul SUA la Varșovia, Georgette Mosbacher, potrivit DPA, citat de Agerpres. Anunţul oficial va fi făcut de Washington ulterior în cursul zilei de miercuri, a adăugat […]

The post Polonezii vor putea călători în Statele Unite fără vize din 11 noiembrie, când este marcată Ziua Independenței Poloniei appeared first on caleaeuropeana.ro.


          

Athletic Trainer (CERT), Days- BJC Healthcare

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Job ID: 1194797 Employment Status: Full time Your Career. Made Better. Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital (MBSH) is an acute-care facility located off Highway 44 in Sullivan, Missouri, serving the residents of Crawford, Franklin and Washington counties. MBSH just recently completed an 8-year journey from a very small facility to a very, very modern facility that can treat and take care of patients with special problems. The Wound Care Center, which is the newest specialized center of its kind within a 60-mile radius, is a perfect example of that. MBSH also operates a visiting specialty clinic program in its Medical Office Building. Visiting physicians with ability in a variety of medical specialties come to the Hospital from Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. This gives patients the opportunity to see and receive treatment from highly skilled specialists without leaving the Sullivan area.
          

Architect/ Designer | Bowie Gridley Architects

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Washington, D.C., Required+ Preferred Qualifications: Professional Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture from an accredited school. Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience; preferably in educational or othe
          

Project Architect | Bowie Gridley Architects

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Washington, D.C., Required + Preferred Experience Professional Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture from an accredited school. Minimum of 6 + years’ experience and 3 years’ minimum with K-12, Collegiate/
          

"ALL THE DEMS HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WITH IMPEACHMENT IS TO AWAKEN THE SLEEPING GIANT OF AMERICAN NATIONALISM!"

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In one of my previous articles, written a year after the 2016 election, I suggested that Trump was headed for a full-blown bankruptcy of his political opponents.  This was referring not only to the financial, but also to the political, legal, and moral bankruptcy of the Democratic Socialist Party and its organs of mass disinformation.
But who could have foreseen that the route the Democrats would take would be in the form of self-destruction?
On Halloween, the full House of Representatives finally voted to legalize the impeachment investigation, which was unlawfully conducted by the Schiff-Nadler-Pelosi trio.  By a majority vote, the House approved the rules for an impeachment inquiry.  (Oddly enough, Speaker Pelosi also voted, although traditionally, the speaker of the House does not vote unless such vote is absolutely necessary).  This was a logical step, as it is known that the Democrats never concealed their intentions — the course of impeachment was announced by the Democrats only 19 minutes after Trump took the oath.

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Sales: Senior Data Center Architect (Pre-Sales) - Henderson, Nevada

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Requisition Number: 73646 As a Data Center Architect you'll lead discussions with clients around their cloud and data center initiatives. You'll assist account executives with technical and business guidance on a variety of services and technologies within large enterprise customers. You'll act as a trusted advisor to customers based on intimate technical knowledge of the customer environment. The DCA has the ability to leverage consulting services, managed services, field services coupled with technology to drive desired business outcomes. What you'll do at Insight: Build relationships with clients at the manager and director level. Create and implement a solution roadmap and select the right infrastructure and technology platform or product based on in-depth knowledge of one and broad knowledge of other technologies. Ability to lead development of the technical solution or offering, in translating the business needs into technical requirements. Identifies gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts and the risk profile in the technical solution or offering, and provides technical support." Assist clients with complex projects involved multiple disciples or business units. Recommend to client appropriate technological alternatives. Evaluate new technological developments and how they affect evolving client business requirements. What you'll need to join Insight: A Bachelor degree from an accredited institution or a minimum of 10+ years' experience working in a technical role. Minimum of 5 industry and/or product certifications required Excels at leading group client business discussions Solid experience in consultative / complex sales processes Strong written and verbal skills and adept at client presentations Deep knowledge and interest in major public cloud offerings (Microsoft Azure, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps) and related Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service capabilities. Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. #LI-US Posting Notes: Boston, MA -- Massachusetts (US-MA) -- United States (US) -- None -- None -- US - Boston, MA; US - NYC-36TH ST; US - Philadelphia, PA; US - Washington, DC -- ()
          

Organization Development Sr Consultant | Inova Health System

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FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and be
          

Leasing Consultant | Pinnacle Property Management Services

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Seattle, Washington, Job Description Location: Union SLU - res38851 Pinnacle is a national real estate provider that manages and invests in multifamily residential communities. As one of the nationâ™s largest third-part
          

Leasing Consultant - Tax Credit | Pinnacle Property Management Services

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Bremerton, Washington, Job Description Location: Cottage Bay - AFF16082 Pinnacle is a national real estate provider that manages and invests in multifamily residential communities. As one of the nationâ™s largest third-pa
          

Le FMI baisse ses prévisions de croissance pour la France

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Le FMI a abaissé ses prévisions de croissance pour la France et la zone euro pour 2019 et les deux années à venir. C'est la conséquence des tensions commerciales et de la baisse du volume des échanges internationaux.
Baisse pour la France et la zone euro
Le FMI baisse ses prévisions de croissance pour la France
Mauvaise nouvelle du côté du Fonds monétaire international. L'institution basée à Washington revoit en effet à la baisse la prévision de croissance pour la France en 2019 : au lieu des 1,3% prévus en avril, l'économie tricolore devra se contenter de 1,2% cette année. C'est moins que l'estimation du gouvernement, qui tablait sur une progression du PIB de 1,3%, un chiffre lui aussi revu à la baisse en septembre dernier (-0,1 point). 

La croissance française devrait repartir légèrement à la hausse en 2020, le FMI prévoyant une progression de 1,3% pour l'année prochaine… et une croissance identique pour 2021. Même si l'hypothèse de croissance pour la France est décevante, le pays devrait faire bien mieux que ses voisins européens : l'Allemagne pourrait ainsi se contenter de 0,5% en 2019, soit 0,3 point de moins que prévu au mois d'avril. La croissance outre Rhin avait été enregistrée à 1,5% en 2018. L'Allemagne peut toutefois compter sur un rebond en 2020 et 2021, avec une croissance évaluée par le FMI à respectivement 1,2% et 1,4%.

L'Allemagne en panne
Avec de telles prévisions, il n'est pas étonnant que le FMI revoit à la baisse ses estimations de croissance pour l'ensemble de la zone euro. Les 19 pays ayant l'euro comme monnaie se contenteront d'une progression de 1,2% en 2019, alors que le Fonds avait prévu 1,3% en avril. En 2018, la croissance s'est établie à 1,9% pour la zone euro.

En 2020 puis en 2021, la croissance devrait s'afficher à 1,4% pour les deux années. Mais là aussi, il s'agit d'une estimation en retrait par rapport au mois d'avril (-0,1 point). Ces estimations en baisse sont la conséquence des tensions commerciales entre la Chine et les États-Unis, qui rejaillissent sur les économies européennes très exposées aux échanges internationaux. C'est moins le cas de la France.


          

Fruitful Day - Galatians 5:22-23

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Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (NIV)

The other day I read an article about a public elementary school where the canteen staff manager writes encouraging words on bananas for the children who take school lunches. With a felt-tip marker she writes things like: “You are wonderful,” “Well done!” or “Have a great day!” The kids love to receive these ‘talking bananas,’ making them cheerfully choose healthy food. It’s a tremendous idea and is something very simple and meaningful that parents could also do at home with their own kids, especially to help them eat more fruit.

Today’s Bible verse is all about the fruits of the Spirit with which God encourages us to lead better lives. The whole list of nine spiritual qualities is something we should try to apply, practice, and share with others. The world would be a much better place if we as Christians would display these fruits at home, in our workplaces, and even in our schools. Perhaps if we wrote this verse on a card, we could keep it in our pockets, purses, and wallets as a way of reminding ourselves of what it truly means to be a follower of Christ.

Have a fruitful day! 😊

Pastor John
Knoxville, TN

PS – You can also read the original article about the school canteen here: Bananas.


          

Northern Virginia/ Washington DC Metro Area -- Inpatient + Outpatient Physiatrist | Mount Vernon Rehabilitation Medicine Associates

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Alexandria, Virginia, Established PM&R private practice with 7 physiatrists in Northern Virginia/DC Metro Area seeks dynamic BC/BE Physiatrist(s) for primarily inpatient rehabilitation with additional outpatient responsib
          

Paul Craig Roberts: Millions Could Die In Nuclear War

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Better relations between the US and Russia are not in the cards, says Paul Craig Roberts. Sooner or later a nuclear confrontation will become inevitable, leading to the destruction of millions. (See video below)   By Paul Craig Roberts October 25, 2019 “The Russian government’s failure to stand up to Washington’s bullying guarantees more bullying.  Sooner or […]

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Erdoğan likely to push Trump to reverse ‘double whammy’

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Erdoğan likely to push Trump to reverse ‘double whammy’

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has repeatedly shown the ability to influence and manipulate U.S. President Donald Trump, though two resolutions passed by the U.S. House on Tuesday highlight the Turkish leader’s lesser influence among U.S. lawmakers. 

After a December 2018 phone call between the two presidents, Trump announced that U.S. troops would withdraw from Syria. The move was soon reversed, but it shocked Washington’s foreign policy establishment and led to the resignations of two key U.S. officials, Defense Secretary James Mattis and counter-Islamic State (ISIS) envoy Brett McGurk. 

After the two met during the June G-20 summit in Japan, Trump told reporters that he appreciated Turkey’s position on its purchase of Russian S-400 air defence missiles. In the months since he has refrained from applying the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act against Turkey, which its deal with Russia should have triggered. 

Last month, following another phone talk with Erdoğan, Trump again announced U.S. troops would be leaving Syria, allowing Turkey to go forward with its long-planned offensive against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its affiliate People’s Protection Units (YPG). Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which has led an insurgency in Turkey since 1984 and is labelled a terrorist group by the United States and European Union, as well as Turkey. 

“Erdoğan has learned to manipulate Trump and Erdoğan has been able to influence Donald Trump’s personal talking points,” said Aaron Stein, director of the Middle East programme at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. 

Stein said Turkish officials identified Trump as their preferred U.S. presidential candidate back in October 2016. “I thought Donald Trump would be an Islamophobe that would work against Turkish interests,” he said. 

“But the Turks rightly concluded that Trump was corruptible and not very smart, and therefore he was manipulable - he could be a transactional partner that would work toward Turkey’s interests,” Stein added. “It took three years, but they ultimately got it.”

The two leaders are set to meet in Washington on Nov. 13, and observers expect Erdoğan to seek to reverse or neutralise two House resolutions passed this week, which the New York Times described as a rebuke to Trump and one analyst described as a “double whammy” against Turkey.  

The first resolution marks an official recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The House move, which came on the anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Turkey, is not unprecedented. In 1975 and in 1984, the House also adopted resolutions acknowledging the Armenian Genocide. And in April 1981, President Ronald Reagan issued a Presidential Proclamation on the matter. 

The second House resolution, which like the first must be approved by the Senate to become binding, calls for sanctioning Erdoğan and other Turkish officials involved in the Syria offensive, as well as Turkish banks linked to the defence sector, and penalising Turkey for its purchase of Russian S-400 missiles.

Russian officials told Turkey on Tuesday that Syrian and Russian forces had successfully cleared the YPG from a strip of land along Turkey’s border, as per last week’s agreement between Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that joint Russian-Turkish patrols could begin.

Stein said he expected Russia would soon integrate the YPG into the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, which would raise security issues for Turkey and give Assad and Putin some leverage over Erdoğan. 

Turkey’s offensive in northeast Syria has thus far displaced some 180,000 people, and many, including former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, have described Turkish actions there as ethnic cleansing, in part because Erdoğan has repeatedly expressed his desire to settle mostly Syrian Arab refugees in the area, much of which has had a Kurdish majority in recent decades. 

“Erdoğan has said he wants to move 2 million people into these areas. I think that would be tantamount to ethnic re-engineering,” said Stein.

Stein does not foresee Ankara being able to implement that plan, nor does he see a coherent Turkish approach in northeast Syria, but rather the significant influence of Russia. Reports this week have said Turkey is also considering buying Russian Su-35 fighter jets. Also this week, Pentagon officials said Turkey’s S-400s are expected to be operational by the end of the year. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cautioned U.S. officials to think carefully before sanctioning Turkey and pushing Ankara further toward Russia. In the Washington Post last week, Ilhan Omar, a member of the House of Representatives, also argued against sanctioning Turkey, saying that while Turkey’s Syria offensive had been a disaster, sanctions tend to be incoherent and counter-productive. 

“I don’t understand the point of collapsing Turkey’s economy or even threatening to do it for an invasion of Syria,” said Stein, though he did understand punishing Turkey for its S-400 purchase. 

“Turkey has met the threshold for CAATSA sanctions,” said Stein, pointing out that Ankara even aired live video of the arrival of the S-400s, “rubbing the nose of the Americans in the faeces of this deal”.

There have been reports that Trump is negotiating with Turkish officials behind the scenes in an effort to secure the purchase of U.S.-made Patriot missiles to replace the S-400s. Still, most U.S. officials would prefer not to sanction Turkey. 

“People don’t want to alienate a NATO ally,” said Stein, who said it was possible Turkey would buy Patriots at next month’s summit. 

“But a negotiation entails a give and take on both sides, and Turkey never gives, it only takes,” said Stein, who thinks Turkish officials do not realise how few defenders they have left in the White House. 

“Erdoğan played his cards right,” Stein added. “He got another face-to-face meeting with Trump where he can present his case, and when he gets a meeting with Trump, Trump usually capitulates to his point of view.”


          

Bills hope run-defense holes plugged in time to face Browns

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Phillips takes exception when asked if the Bills have fixed their leaky run defense. “I’m pretty sure they had 10 yards in the second half of last game,” the defensive tackle said, referring to Buffalo limiting Washington to 18 yards rushing over the final two quarters Sunday. “All right, […]
          

Initial City Of Everett Election Results

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Here are the initial election results for races in Everett, Washington Everett City Council Position #4 (non-partisan) Liz Vogeli (incumbent) 4746 (61.88%) Marian LaFountaine 2862 (37.31%) Everett City Council Position #5 (non-partisan) Scott Bader (incumbent) 4878 (63.09%) Joseph Erikson 2801 (36.23%) Everett City Council Position #6 (non-partisan) Brenda Stonecipher (incumbent) 6183 unopposed Everett City Council […]
          

Le Pirate Washington

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Urology Physician | Swedish

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Edmonds, Washington, Seeking a full-time, board-eligible/board-certified Urology physician. This is a great opportunity to join Providence Medical Group Edmonds Urology Clinic while operating at Swedish Edmonds Hospital.
          

Urology - Arlington, Washington | Skagit Regional Health

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Arlington, Washington, Summary: Skagit Regional Health is seeking an additional Urologists to join our well established and busy practice. Join a team of 4 physicians and 1 PA. Call is 1:5 DaVinci Robot available
          

Team Lead - Licensed - Behavioral Health Outreach 257 | Telecare Corporation, the Thurston Mason Mobile Crisis

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Shelton, Washington, Team Lead-Licensed (Full-Time) - Behavioral Health 257 Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, a
          

Assistant Professor WOT in Radiology, Diagnostic Physics | University of Washington

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Candidates for this position must meet the following qualifications: Ph.D. from a Medical Physics graduate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Progr
          

Manager in Training | Weidner Apartment Homes

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Wenatchee, Washington, Description Manager in Training (MIT): What Does It Take To Be A Property Manager? The MIT position is an entry level position. It requires an energetic and driven individual with a passion for worki
          

Oracle Cloud ERP Integration Analyst | Inova Health System

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FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, #1 Overall in the Washington, DC Metro Area U.S. News & World Report has, for the fifth time, ranked Inova Fairfax Hospital #1 in the Washington, DC metro area. (Inova Fairfax has also be
          

FESers at the 2019 SAF National Convention!

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For three years I worked at the American Forest & Paper Association in Washington, DC. During my time there, I learned a lot about the US Forest Products Industry and the unique role that companies play in influencing and engaging...
          

The Washington Post: Full Stack Engineer - Contract to Hire

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Application Instructions Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. Job Description The Washington Post is hiring a full stack engineer for Arc. In this role, you will work with product, design and business to build out the next generation of admin tools for the Arc platform. Responsibilities: Build and scale an admin experience for business, marketing, etc. Developing new, and contributing to existing, platforms that have a critical role in the digital landscape that supports the Arc platform tools Exploring and bringing new technologies and architectures to our technology landscape. Building and deploying to production, making the lives of our users better, helping further support the business objectives of the Post. Building and scaling apps from scratch. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in computer science, equivalent field, or equivalent experience. React.js experience desired. 2+ years of creating user facing experiences on production sites. 2+ years of experience with client side languages (e.g.,JavaScript, HTML5, CSS). Experience in server side technologies (Python, Java, Node. MongoDB.) Experience with DevOps technologies like Docker, Jenkins and AWS Products. Familiarity with Git. Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a highly agile environment. Strong desire to learn new technologies and a willingness to tackle complex, technical problems.
          

GeekList Item: Item for Geeklist "Washington, DC Virtual Flea Market"

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An item Board Game: The Voyages of Marco Polo has been added to the geeklist Washington, DC Virtual Flea Market
          

Construction Administrator | Bowie Gridley Architects

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Washington, D.C., Required + Preferred Qualifications: A professional degree in Architecture or equivalent from an accredited institution, 8+ years of experience. Be able to travel to construction/project sites
          

Vermonters join Climate Change protest in DC

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On Thursday, October 24, Kathy Mehuron (Waitsfield) and Alice Rodgers (Warren) traveled to Washington, DC, to participate in a Fire Drill Friday demonstration. Held on the Capitol’s front lawn, Fire Drill Fridays were conceived by Jane Fonda to use the power of civic engagement and civil disobedience to advocate for climate justice and agitate for the governmental and personal action needed to stem the tide of climate change. Inspired by activist Greta Thunberg, Fonda created Fire Drill Fridays to raise awareness and inspire others to take action, including practicing civil disobedience. Holding true to her promise in a Washington Post interview, Fonda was arrested again on October 25 for the third consecutive week of Fire Drill Fridays. Actor Ted Danson and 22 other protestors were also arrested.

This week’s Fire Drill Friday focused on the theme “Oceans Can’t Wait.” Participants attending the rally heard from experts and scientists about why oceans are such an important part of the fight for the climate. Rodgers noted, “I am acutely aware of sea level rise, warming ocean temperatures and just how fragile the marine ecosystem is. But it absolutely broke my heart to hear about what happens to sea turtles when they ingest plastic. ... They are truly the ‘canaries in a coal mine’ and their tragedy will become ours if we don’t take action.”

Mehuron said, “All my life I’ve watched change happen because civil disobedience brought awareness to crucial issues. Civil rights, women’s rights, LBGTQ rights, it just goes on. The environment is important to me. I have three sons I’m leaving this world to. Though I live in this bucolic state of Vermont, I grew up in New Jersey and know perfectly well extreme effects from the refining and use of fossil fuels.”

Mehuron and Rodgers are planning a return to Washington, DC, to participate in the Fire Drill Friday scheduled for December 13. They are organizing a contingent of Vermonters to join them. Rodgers and Mehuron agree that this lesson is best taught through experiencing, firsthand, democracy in action.

The Vermont contingent will travel to Washington, DC, via Amtrak on December 12. Those interested in participating or who want information may contact Mehuron at 802-496-2296.


          

Senator Biden Went to Bat for Son Hunter’s Lobbying Clients

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Alana Goodman in the Washington Examiner details today how Joe Biden, while a member of the U.S. Senate, twice intervened with government officials in a way that benefited clients of his son Hunter’s lobbying firm. The information contradicts Joe Biden’s repeated assertions that his son’s business activities have always been separate from his official duties.

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The National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, said Biden should have avoided involvement with issues that his son’s firm was also lobbying on because of the appearance of conflict.

“It’s implausible Sen. Biden did not know his son’s firm was lobbying on this arcane issue,” said Tom Anderson, the director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project.

“Sometimes appearances are exactly what they are,” he said. “This is a recurring problem we’ve seen on the Hill, where family members are enriched because of their relationship with a member.”

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Кипр отнимет «золотые» паспорта, выданные за инвестиции

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Кипр отнимет «золотые» паспорта. Как заявил президент страны Никос Анастасиадис, речь идет 10-15 вопиющих случаях, сообщает Associated Press. Кипрские события начались в Малайзии. В этой стране некогда жил финансист по имени Джо Лоу. А потом ему пришлось оттуда срочно уехать: его заподозрили в хищении миллиардов долларов из государственного инвестфонда. Четыре года назад Лоу переехал на Кипр. Вложил 5 млн евро в недвижимость в Айя-Напе и получил так называемый золотой паспорт, то есть гражданство Кипра в обмен на инвестиции.

Теперь же президент страны назвал этот случай вопиющим, пообещал отобрать у финансиста кипрский паспорт и сказал, что есть еще 10-15 подобных случаев. Всего в рамках программы «гражданство в обмен на инвестиции» Кипр выдал четыре тысячи паспортов. Известно, что их получали и россияне. Например, кипрские паспорта есть у Дмитрия Рыболовлева, Олега Дерипаски.

Может ли обещание властей республики затронуть наших соотечественников? Вряд ли, говорит председатель совета директоров группы компаний «Вестник Кипра» Игорь Носонов.

Игорь Носонов председатель совета директоров группы компаний «Вестник Кипра» «Я ни разу не слышал ни одной русской фамилии. К русским это не имеет отношения, речь идет о каких-то азиатских фамилиях. Вроде бы, когда им эти паспорта давали, никакого криминала не было. Сейчас кого-то объявили в розыск. Поэтому президент сказал: если вопиющие какие-то нарушения, то однозначно будем принимать решения, пересматривать».

Программа кипрского гражданства действует с 2013 года. Чтобы получить «золотой» паспорт, нужно вложить в страну 2 млн евро, например купить на эту сумму недвижимость. За шесть лет программа принесла острову 7 млрд евро. И эти деньги помогли государству восстановиться после финансового кризиса.

Правда, не так давно процедуру ужесточили. И сейчас нужно дополнительно заплатить 150 тысяч евро, причем вложение безвозвратное. Кстати, перед ужесточением россияне активно скупали на Кипре недвижимость. Видимо, чтобы успеть попасть в программу.

Но если власти республики действительно начнут отнимать паспорта, то, скорее всего, со всеми инвестициями гражданам, а точнее уже негражданам, придется попрощаться. Ситуацию комментирует кипрский частный портфельный управляющий Александр Крапивко.

Александр Крапивко портфельный менеджер «Инвестиции могут отобрать и без паспортов. Законы по противодействию отмыванию денежных средств и финансированию терроризма настолько жесткие стали за последние два-три года, что могут и паспорт отобрать, и инвестиции, и инвестиции без паспорта. Компания или банк, если их уличили в нарушении этого законодательства и наложили штрафы, просто получают черную метку. Руки им никто не подаст. Если они отберут 10-15 паспортов по этой программе, со стороны Евросоюза будет более позитивное отношение».

Последний тезис важен. Кипр подал заявку на вступление в Шенген. И красивая показательная порка имиджу не помешает. Заодно будет и реверанс в сторону США. Ведь то самое дело о хищении и об отмывании миллиардов долларов ведут американские следователи. Кстати, они считают, что на эти деньги некогда был снят фильм «Волк с Уолл-стрит» с Леонардо Ди Каприо в главной роли.

Дело в том, что продюсер ленты — еще один малайзиец, Риза Азис, пасынок бывшего премьер-министра страны, связанный с беглым финансистом. Более того, СМИ писали, что сам Ди Каприо тайно давал показания по делу о хищениях. Кстати, кино окупилось, сборы по всему миру составили почти 400 млн долларов при бюджете в 100 млн. В общем, все пути, хоть с Кипра, хоть из Малайзии, ведут на Уолл-стрит.

 

 

 

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Floor plans and prices for the Kelvin (the east side of Half Street north of N, and the rental part, not the Envy condos): https://www.bozzuto.com/apartments/washington/dc/1250-dc/



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Injury avilan had struggled posting one of six jerseys for cheap

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Nobody really believed the 41-year-old, Baseball Jerseys Wholesale but Brady’s debut tweet still drew a rise out of fans, media and teammates alike, especially Julian Edelman. was released by the Pirates on Thursday. Los Angeles traded him to Washington, where Beban threw one career pass . They are playing at a really high level right […]

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DHSPA MEETING, Monday October 14 @ 7:00 pm

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Location – Auditorium Don’t miss our Annual College Panel meeting and benefit from the expertise of active College Admissions Officers!  Representatives from George Washington University, the University of Connecticut, Renssalear Polytechnic Institute, the University of Scranton, and Santa Clara University will discuss general college admissions processes, take questions on all aspects of college admissions, and …

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Voters Cast Ballots On Affirmative Action, Sanctuary Cities, In Off-Year Elections

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Election Night 2019 is in the books. And while much of the focus is on the winning candidates in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia and what that might mean for the 2020 presidential election, millions of voters also decided on a range of ballot measures. Here's a short list of results from around the U.S.

Tucson, Ariz.

Proposition 205: Making Tucson a Sanctuary City fails

While Arizona remains a conservative-leaning state, Democrats control the state's second largest city. Six years after the City Council designated Tucson an "immigrant welcoming city," some sought to push that mandate even further by allowing residents to decide on whether it should become a "sanctuary city."

Given the chance on Tuesday, Tucson residents roundly rejected the measure, with initial results showing more than 70% of voters disapproving. If approved, Prop 205 would have put in place more restrictions on how law enforcement officials there impose immigration laws.

As member station Arizona Public Media reports, if Proposition 205 had been OK'd, "it would likely have faced legal challenges based on potential conflicts with SB 1070."

That's the controversial Arizona law that allows law enforcement officials to check immigration documents if they suspect someone is in the country illegally.

Even Tucson's newly elected Democratic mayor, Regina Romero opposed the measure, according to Arizona Public Media. Romero made history Tuesday by becoming the first Latina and first woman to win that post — even got a shout out by Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Colorado

Proposition CC Fails. Proposition DD too close to call

Both these propositions have to do with taxes. Proposition CC would allow the state to take money intended for tax refunds and put it toward education and transportation costs. Proposition DD sought to legalize sports gambling and then use the tax dollars casinos would pay to the state to fund the Colorado Water Plan, a range of projects related to conservation and the environment.

As Colorado Public Radio explains, Proposition CC "would have allowed the state to keep money that would normally be returned to taxpayers because it exceeds revenue caps set in the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights." However, voters rejected the measure, according to initial returns tallied by The Associated Press.

Backers of Proposition CC had pledged that future tax refunds from the state "would have gone to transportation, K-12 and higher education," as the member station reported.

Proposition DD would legalize sports betting and impose a 10% tax on a gambling establishment's house winnings. As of Wednesday afternoon, the margin between those for and against the measure was separated by about 1 percentage point, with a slight edge in favor.

Jersey City, N.J.

Question 1 [restrictions for short-term rental properties] passes

In what was called "the most expensive municipal referendum" in New Jersey history, Jersey City residents overwhelmingly approved increasing regulations on short-term rentals. The move was widely seen as a blow to Airbnb and VRBO.

Voters said "yes" to limits on what units and properties are eligible for the part-time rentals, as well as capping the number of nights a property can be used as a rental at 60 per year, among other provisions.

According to NJ.com, Airbnb spent more than $3 million to defeat the measure, but the company failed to make much of an impact, as more than 69% of voters said "yes" to Question 1.

San Francisco

Proposition C [on ban of e-cigarettes sales] is rejected

In June, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes in the city until the Food and Drug Administration completes a product safety review. Proposition C, which was supported by e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, sought to overturn the board's decision before the ban goes into effect at the start of the new year.

The ballot measure failed.

As member station KQED reports, "voters overwhelmingly rejected the referendum, with the 'no' side pulling into a strong position just after polls closed Tuesday night and only strengthening its margin of victory as the evening progressed."

The Board of Supervisors' ban prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes in brick and mortar stores, and also bars vaping devices bought online from being delivered to addresses in San Francisco. KQED adds that Juul spent more than $18 million to defeat this ban.

Texas

Proposition 4 [state income tax ban] passes

Residents of Texas don't pay state income tax. On Tuesday night, Texans made sure it stays that way by approving a measure that make it even more difficult to impose such a tax.

As the Dallas Morning News reports, Texas typically promotes the lack of a state income tax as "a conservative bona fide and part of a key attraction for businesses."

With the passage of Proposition 4, the newspaper notes, "two-thirds of the Texas House and Senate will be required to vote to repeal the amendment."

If that weren't enough, lawmakers now also have to schedule a statewide election to implement any state income tax.

Washington state

Referendum 88 [restricting affirmative action] too close to call

People in Washington state appear poised to send a message to lawmakers: Race, sex and ethnicity should not be factors when selecting a qualified applicant.

Voters banned affirmative action in 1998. Earlier this year, however, lawmakers passed a measure called Initiative 1000 that essentially reimposed affirmative action and allowed the state to weigh certain characteristics when making considerations on employment, contracting and acceptance in schools.

Referendum 88 put I-1000 to a vote — enough "no" votes would keep the initiative from going into effect. As of Wednesday afternoon, the referendum was failing by a narrow margin. Assistant Secretary of State Mark Neary says Washington state is still counting roughly 365,000 mail-in ballots.

As Seattle's KUOW notes:

"After majority Democrats passed [I-1000] in the final hours of the Legislative session this April, opponents gathered enough signatures over the summer to put the new law to a public vote.

"The opposition effort was led by a group of Asian Americans who said they feared their children would be passed over for university admissions in favor of other racial minorities. ...

"A mostly African American coalition delivered Initiative 1000 to the Legislature in January. This fall, a diverse coalition of business, labor and advocacy organizations, known as the Washington Fairness coalition, campaigned to protect the law from repeal."

The affirmative action vote more than 20 years ago was "emotional and highly charged," The Seattle Times notes, adding that Tuesday's vote in essence served as a new "barometer for feelings about the state of equity and discrimination."

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Data science and cloud computing win most political campaigns

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Back in college I did computer consulting for political consulting firms in the Washington D.C. area. Working on both sides of the political spectrum, I set up CP/M-based PCs (dating myself) on these new things called local area networks. The idea was to provide basic campaign processes, such as direct mail and phone list management, to support state, local, and federal campaigns. Pretty simple.

Fast forward to 2020. The systems in campaign offices are 10,000 times more sophisticated, typically with data moved out to public cloud providers, and advanced data science maximizing the effectiveness of known data for campaigns. The most valuable person in a modern campaign is no longer the campaign manager, but those charged with leveraging the data to effectively target campaign resources. Those who do this best will likely win.

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As Balch Tries to Rehab, Documentary Highlights Alleged “Legacy of Pure Evil”

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On Friday, Brian Rell, who served as Congressman Robert Aderholt’s chief of staff for over a decade, jumped over to Balch & Bingham to rehabilitate their operations in Washington, D.C. Due in part to our efforts to educate the public and corporate leaders, Balch has lost 17 of 18 major D.C. lobbying clients and millions … Continue reading As Balch Tries to Rehab, Documentary Highlights Alleged “Legacy of Pure Evil”
          

Stan Lee & Douglas Rain RIP, plus The Other Side of the Wind, Philadelphia in 4K, Robservations & more

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We start the new week with a few more Blu-ray reviews, including Tim’s review of Absurd from Severin Films, David’s look at Street Mobster from Arrow Video, and Dennis’ take on Gun Crazy from the Warner Archive Collection. Enjoy!

Also, we’ve posted another new update of the Release Dates & Artwork section featuring all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. And as we work our way towards Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, we ask that whenever you’re going to shop on Amazon for literally anything, please consider starting by clicking through one of our links (link this one). It makes a real difference in helping us to keep The Bits and we really do appreciate it.

In terms of announcement news, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia: 25th Anniversary Edition for release on 4K Ultra HD on 11/27, just as we expected. All of the existing extras will carry over, and there will be a new featurette with new Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, and Mary Steenburgen interviews too. Audio will be Dolby Atmos and there will be HDR10 high dynamic range. [Read on here...]

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We’ve also heard from Sony that the previously reported 12/18 street date for Venom (which came from retail sources) is not correct. We’re hearing the actual date may be 1/8/19, but the studio would like you to know that officially the title is still TBA. Warner’s Smallfoot now appears to be a 12/11 release. And it looks like Julius Avery’s Overlord is coming to 4K as well, sometime early in 2019 from Paramount. We’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.

Also from Sony, look for White Boy Rick on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/25, with the Digital release expected on 12/11.

In other release news, HBO has set The Deuce: Season Two for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/5/19.

Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing a Blu-ray double feature of The Karate Kid, Part III and The Next Karate Kid on 1/8.

Well Go USA will release The House That Never Dies: Reawakening on DVD and Digital on 12/4. The company is also releasing the Detective Dee: 3 Movie Collection on DVD only 11/13 exclusively at Walmart. It features the Chinese wuxia fantasy/actioners Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, Detective Dee and The Mystery of the Phantom Flame, and Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon. And Well Go will release Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 12/11.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the all-new Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost on DVD and Digital on 2/5/19.

Eureka Entertainment in the UK is releasing Basil Dearden’s Khartoum (1966) in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo edition in the UK on 3 December. The film stars Charlton Heston and Sir Laurence Olivier.

And Lionsgate will release The Oath on DVD on 1/8, with the Digital release on 12/28. They also have American Renegades coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 1/22.

In other news today, if any of you are fans of classic cinema and director Orson Welles, I highly recommend you check out his final film that was recently finished and released on Netflix: The Other Side of the Wind. And I also highly recommend you check out the new documentary about the making of this film on Netflix: They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead. Both are absolutely fascinating insights into to the mind and genius/madness of Welles in his later years. They’re really not to be missed.

Also today, our old friend, director, and longtime special edition producer Robert Meyer Burnett has just posted the first episode of his new Robservations web series on YouTube. It’s meant to be a deep dive into various aspects of pop culture Geekdom. As anyone who knows Rob personally will tell you, he’s the perfect host for such a journey. The first episode is a visit with an old childhood friend in Seattle who’s now a member of the 501st Legion, building screen accurate replica Star Wars costumes and Landspeeders. Yes, Landspeeders. It’s pretty cool... 39 minutes of serious nerdvana. I highly recommend your pour yourself a cup of coffee and check it out here...

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And finally today, we have a pair of deaths that must be acknowledged. The first is Canadian actor Douglas Rain, better known to many of you as the voice of the HAL 9000 computer in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was also one of the founding members of the Stratford Festival. Some of you may not know this, but he also voiced the computer and robot butlers in Woody Allen’s Sleeper (1973). You can read more about him here.

News of this next death came in just as I began working on today’s news post here at The Bits, and it’s a toughie: Stan Lee, the legendary chief writer and editor of Marvel Comics, and creator/co-creator of so many iconic superhero and comic book characters has died this morning at the age of 95. Many, many people around the Internet will be posting tributes and remembrances of Lee today, to which the best I can add is that in all my many years as the editor of The Bits, I can scarcely remember a convention I attended in which I didn’t see Lee, pass him in the hallways, attend one of his panels, or hear his gravely but enthusiastic voice. And every time, it made me smile. He was a force of nature and had a tremendous impact on the entire pop culture universe and all its many inhabitants. He will be missed. You can read more about him here at The New York Times.

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That’s all for now, except to send out a nod of thanks in honor of all you veterans out there.

Excelsior.

- Bill Hunt

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New beneficiary-level data from CMS for 2018 MIPS cost performance category

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Members whose clinicians or practices submitted data for the MIPS Total Per Capita Costs for All Attributed Beneficiaries (TPCC) measure or the MIPS Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) cost measure in 2018 can utilize a new resource from CMS.

Individuals or groups can compare their costs for each measure with the benchmark provided in the performance user interface on the Quality Payment Program website to better understand their performance relative to their peers. MGMA has long called on CMS to provide better, actionable data to MIPS-participants related to the cost category. In response, the agency notes that this resource was created to help identify care coordination opportunities for patients and streamline resource use.
          

MGMA offers recommendations on patient privacy changes

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MGMA submitted comments to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in response to the agency’s proposal to modify the privacy requirements for sharing substance use disorder (SUD) information. SAMHSA proposed a number of modifications to current regulations that could impact medical group practices. Patients would be required to designate a practice, as opposed to a specific individual as currently required, to receive their SUD information, which MGMA supports. While MGMA expressed support for practice access to SUD information in emergency situations and to all state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) information, we expressed concern that certain non-clinicians, including law enforcement officials, could be given access to SUD and other sensitive patient data via the PDMP. 


          

CMS releases new Advanced APM applications

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Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the application period for the Primary Care First (PCF) advanced alternative payment model (APM) and also delayed the start date until Jan. 1, 2021. Practices applying to begin participation in 2021 will need to submit the application by Jan. 22, 2020. MGMA updated its member-resource outlining the PCF model to reflect these new details.

CMS also opened the application period for the Kidney Care Choices model, which will close on Jan. 22, 2020. Applications for the Kidney Care First model have not yet been released. Stay tuned to the Washington Connection for further announcements. 


          

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SE WI segregation fueled by governments which need to address it

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11/5/19 update: I am adding to this post about environmental justice and government-enabled discriminatory planning in SE WI the schedule of an important television documentary about the destruction of African-American homes, business and neighborhood cohesion by I-43 construction from Milwaukee to the northern suburbs:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5
    5 p.m. on Channel 10
    6 p.m. on Channel 36
  • Sunday, Nov. 10
    4:30 p.m. on Channel 36
[Updated from 1/8/19 - - with news of litigation alleging racial profiling in a traffic stop on a stretch of interstate highway reminiscent of another outburst in Waukesha County which ended in hate crime convictions.]
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There should be widespread dissemination of yet another report focusing on Southeastern Wisconsin's worst-in-the-nation segregation, but let's add some history and information to the discussion - - especially with a new Governor more attuned to the needs of cities and their residents.

As I have noted often on this blog, the disparities have been fueled by multiple actions by multiple layers of government as far back as the 1950's - - and 50 years later - - and often involve transit, such the Robin Vos-led prohibition against regional transit authorities which can move people to jobs and housing across local jurisdictional lines, to repeated threats to the sparse bus connections which do link urban workers with suburban employers.

In fact, civil rights and public health organizations had to force the Walker administration via litigation to provide a welcome, but hardly restorative sum - - $13.5 million in a billion-dollar project - - for transit during Zoo Interchange construction that would put the work into compliance with federal law. 
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission urges better public transit financing. Photo included in recent SEWRPC report.


I am also calling attention to this 2008 item about regional segregation, and am reposting one summary from 2016, below:
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State and regional governments keep Milwaukee, minorities isolated, part II

On Monday I posted some lesser known facts and history about race, economic justice and inequitable use of regional and state governmental power that have kept the City of Milwaukee poorer than its wealthier and whiter neighbors for more than 50 years.

A technical glitch on the blog duplicated the post, so what I want to do is put the text in one place, below, with a few updates.

*  I added a link to the most recent budget of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission - - the seven-county, state-created agency located in Western Waukesha County that makes recommendations for the region in such crucial development-related areas as land use, transportation, water distribution and others - - but on which the City of Milwaukee has no designated seat, no authority to name a commissioner and thus relatively less influence on commission spending and policy-making than its whiter, more affluent, more suburban and still-rural neighbors. 

The six other counties outside of Milwaukee all have three commission seats, fewer minority residents and residents total than both the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County - - yet while Milwaukee County with most of its residents living in the minority-majority city pays the largest annual share of the agency's budget.

Because City of Milwaukee residents are contributing roughly half of the Milwaukee County tax collections, I argue that city residents are taxed for SEWRPC purposes without representation.

*  I am also adding here a link to SEWRPC's most recent report on affirmative action, hiring and staffing, and note that, as it has in the past, the agency says in these reports that it continues to struggle attracting minorities to its most-senior positions.

And SEWRPC candidly includes this ironic, telling, all-encompassing reality about jobs and the Milwaukee-centered region which Scott Walker's anti-urban, anti-transit policies have made worse: 
Transit services have -- at least temporarily -- been terminated by Waukesha County to the Commission’s primary work place in the Waukesha area. Today 38 percent of Commission employees commute from Milwaukee County residences. The Commission has long recommended in its plans, and advocates strongly for improved transit service to job centers throughout the Region. The Commission has identified the severe transit funding problems in the Region, and the need for dedicated funding. Implementation of the Commission’s regional transit plans should provide reasonable transit access to the Commission’s present primary office location.
Echoing its 2012 affirmative action report:

In its 2011-2012 Affirmative action report - - click on the pdf at the bottom of this SEWRPC page - - SEWRPC says:
Transit services have -- at least temporarily -- been terminated by Waukesha County to the Commission’s primary work place in the Waukesha area.
Four-to-five years is "temporarily"?

The original post from Monday:
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Media and others interpreting civil unrest in Milwaukee might want to dig deeper into a few issues:

*  Cities are creatures of the state in Wisconsin, and during the Scott Walker era, Milwaukee has lost state-supplied revenue - - the program dates back decades as a substitute for local income tax collections - - and also lost the ability to expand its budget above state-mandated limits.

*  The "hypersegregation" label applied to Milwaukee is regional, tolerated for decades.

Many of these issues and impacts have been studied and reported to death, but the state and region resist meaningful change.

*  The state put a permanent limitation on Milwaukee's growth, tax base, job market and citizen opportunities when it froze the city's borders in 1955 through the so-called anti-annexation "Oak Creek Law."

As a result, suburbanization around Milwaukee boomed, and with it also a proliferation of discriminatory housing local ordinances which, though ruled illegal years later, remain camouflaged through legal substitutes mandating expensive home construction site and interior dimensions (in Chenequa, in Waukesha County, for example) or Mequon's decades-long five-acre lot minimum, now eased, that effectively kept residency upper-income and predominately white in that Ozaukee County community.


No other Wisconsin municipality has had its borders - - and its future - - politicized, influenced and fixed by a special state law: 
Through the use of restrictive covenants, exclusionary zoning, and aggressive police patrols, these suburbs have over the years tried to keep the City of Milwaukee, as a real and symbolic embodiment of the “urban,” out of their self-styled sanctuaries. These policies, in turn, have had the effect of concentrating the poor, people of color, single moms, and unemployed young men in the City of Milwaukee itself. The new suburbs form what [historian John] Gurda calls the “iron ring” around the City of Milwaukee, and there is no obvious way to break through the ring.
Interestingly enough, the new suburbs are the very communities in which support for Governor Walker is strongest. 
*  The state created a seven-county Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission in 1960 made up of Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties.

[Updated] SEWRPC, with staff and headquarters in Western Waukesha County that is far from Milwaukee, literally and philosophically - - and not even on a transit line - - prepares influential studies, provides technical assistance to governmental agencies in matters such as housing, water and transportation, and has the power to approve certain highway projects paid for with federal funds.

All effect job creation, access, distribution, and economic opportunity.

The commission's makeup, focus and output is heavily suburban and exurban.

Each of the counties has three commission seats. For most of its existence, the commission had no African-American members.

Most of the region has higher incomes and housing values than does Milwaukee.

Commissioner appointments are controlled by the Governor and the counties.

The City of Milwaukee, with a population larger than all the non-Milwaukee counties, and by far the largest number of transit dependent, minority and low-income residents in the region and state, has no designated commission seat or appointing authority.

Yet the commission's budget comes 100% from taxes, so the city of Milwaukee and its residents are taxed without representation for commission purposes.

More financial unfairness: Milwaukee County, which has the same number - - three - - of commissioners as do the other six counties, including far smaller and still rural Walworth, for example, picks up 33% of the counties' annual tax contributions to SEWRPC, according to the agency's most recent, and relatively stable budget.

I noted SEWRPC's disconnect from minorities in this blog's first month in February, 2007, and have covered its activities repeatedly in the intervening years.
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The Wisconsin ACLU, from its Milwaukee offices, has rightly told the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission that the agency is moving far too slowly with the formation of a task force on environmental justice.

SEWRPC has had months to get this outreach effort underway but has not made task force appointments and is not aggressively getting input on appointees from communities to whom this long-overdue outreach effort is aimed, the ACLU says in its new release.

With its laissez-faire approach, SEWRPC is skating on thin ice with watchdog groups like the ACLU, and federal regulators who could use federal civil rights to light a fire under SEWRPC, as the ACLU further reminds SEWRPC by letter.

The Pewaukee-based agency already has minimal credibilty with large sections of the region because of its pro-suburban history, and giving the task force formation a low priority only reinforces SEWRPC's negative image.

At this very moment, SEWRPC and other entities are discussing major changes to transit and water management policies that will guide development in the region for generations, and will therefore profoundly impact low-income residents.

Yet those residents are regularly shut out of many of these policy discussions - - a problem the environmental justice task force could help remedy.

If SEWRPC had a comprehensive planning strategy and a more inclusive mentality, it wouldn't need an environmental justice task force in the first place: its commissioners and multiple committees would have integrated genuine environmental justice principles and goals into all their work as a matter of routine.

For example, if environmental justice were an important thread in SEWRPC operations, its last housing plan for our heavily-segregated region wouldn't have been done in 1975, and SEWRPC would have been a champion for transit expansion, not $6.6 billion in new, suburb-serving freeways lanes.

It's a disgrace that community groups representing low-income and minority populations had to demand a task force in the first place, and reprehensible that SEWRPC continues to drag its feet on its implementation.

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In recent years, the commission did establish a task force on economic justice, but only after initial resistance from the top and successful pressure from citizen and civil rights organizations.

The same kind of pressure recently led to federal civil rights litigation which forced the state to add a relative pittance - - about $13 million dollars worth of temporary transit services - - to a billion-dollar regional highway expansion at Milwaukee's western border with more affluent, faster-growing Waukesha County which the state is building at the recommendation of the commission.

More billions have been spent and will be added in future years to the same freeway expansion principally serving white, affluent areas in the region without  transit extensions.

*  Waukesha County, GOP state legislators, and then-GOP Gov.Tommy Thompson blocked light rail connections between the City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County then went further and blocked light rail development within the City of Milwaukee.

A summary story about light rail, regional politics and disparities and SEWRPC, here.

Some years later, Waukesha County officials pulled the plug on a jointly-funded bus line - - Route 9.


The line had connected the two counties, but its cancellation sent an anti-urban message regionally and deprived Milwaukee residents without access to a car - - one documented tally some years ago out the figure at 87,000, or about 15% of the total city population - - of one option for reasonable access to out-county jobs who.

*  As has been par for the course, the state just helped win for the City of Waukesha a jobs-and-growth guaranteeing diversion of water from Lake Michigan.


Let's take a bit of a closer look at how all this works.

SEWRPC had already recommended Lake Michigan water transfers to communities, including Waukesha, before the Great Lakes states accepted the city's diversion application first green-lighted by and then strongly backed across the Great Lakes region by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.


Matt Moroney, an attorney representing regional builders, was a forceful member on the SEWRPC's water advisory committee. 

That body endorsed Lake Michigan diversions beyond the Great Lakes basin and the SEWRPC commission formally adopted those recommendations.

Moroney became the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources after Scott Walker won the governorship in November, 2010, and now serves as a special assistant on Walker's staff. 

No Milwaukee individual has had that kind of suburban-development enabling impact on local, regional and state development.

State and regional policies have for decades kept Milwaukee and its residents land-locked, economically stunted, disconnected from neighboring wealthier, whiter areas and thus segregated - - regionally - - by race and economic status.

*  Add in Walker's failed job-creation policies, his scandal-ridden and failed job-creation agency, his refusal to allow the minimum wage to rise above the poverty-enforcing level of $7.25/hr. and his deletion of tens of thousands of poor people from food stamp roles - - summary posting, here - - what do you think the ripple effects have been and will continue to be in the Wisconsin city with the largest number of low-income and unemployed people?

This blog has covered these issues for nearly ten years. There are hundreds of posts with supporting documentation. Use the index box at the upper left.

if we're going to have a discussion about segregation, let's look at the bigger picture.


          

A national nod – Lowe Hotel mentioned in Washington Post

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POINT PLEASANT — The Lowe Hotel in Point Pleasant was mentioned in The Washington Post at the end of October in an article titled “7 spooky under-the-radar places to visit, according to a ghost hunter.” As previously reported in the Point Pleasant Register, the hotel is rumored to be home to several ghosts. Near the […]

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Trump Holds Talks with Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan

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The three are in Washington on an invitation from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss a giant hydropower dam project on Ethiopia's Blue Nile

          

NCS Delegation Visits Capitol Hill

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The National Center for Simulation sent a delegation to Washington, DC this week to meet with Congressional representatives and staffs.  The group consisted of newly appointed President & CEO George Cheros, along with NCS Board Chair Brian Holmes (Quantum 3D), NCS Board Member and Past Chair Angela Alban (Simetri), NCS Board Member USN Capt (Riet) […]

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The five best Brutalist buildings in the District

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We published this post on April 13, 2017. We’re sharing it again for a fun read over the weekend.

When Metro began painting the interior of one of its original stations in 2017, the ensuing uproar shone a spotlight on how unpainted concrete surfaces are a part of the area’s architectural heritage. Metro was just one part of a building boom that swept Washington in the 1960s and 1970s, leaving DC with a substantial legacy of Brutalist structures that celebrate the geometry and texture of raw concrete. This post highlights five buildings that combine the Brutalist style with a human scale.

Perhaps Brutalist architecture never got a fair chance because of a false cognate. The public has long misunderstood this least lovable of architectural styles, but several local buildings show that even Brutalism can be beautiful.

In English, “brutal” architecture sounds harsh and cruel. Yet the term originated in French, where “brut” means wild, rough, or unfinished: “brut” Champagnes haven’t been sweetened with added sugar.

Le Corbusier, the controversial Modernist architect, marveled at how reinforced concrete combined steel’s flexibility with concrete’s rigidity. Reinforced concrete could leap in organic curves and span vast distances without support; it could be cast into novel shapes and its surface raked with three-dimensional textures. Corbusier left his concrete structures “brut,” thus inspiring “Brutalism.”

“It does no good to pretend that Brutalist buildings are easy to like, or that everyone can be convinced to like them,” writes New Yorker critic Paul Goldberger. “But ease and user-friendliness are not the only architectural virtues…. The earnestness of the best Brutalism—the belief in the power of architecture that it represents—continues to be inspiring.”

Brutalism’s brash idealism—its emphasis on big and bold shapes, honest use of mass-produced materials, and rejection of elitist finery—combined with its (yes) low costs to make an irresistible choice for its era’s expanding government bureaucracies. Brutalism was “authoritatively civic in the time of Kennedy-era optimism and the Great Society, before US attitudes toward the public realm changed so dramatically that it has become hard to evaluate the aesthetics on their original terms,” write Michael Kubo, Mark Pasnik, and Chris Grimley.

The results surround us here in Washington, where Brutalist buildings house Great Society legacies like HHS and HUD, plus the university libraries of Georgetown and George Washington. Few will mourn other infamous local examples of Brutalism, like the FBI headquarters or the now-demolished Third Church, particularly since they suffer from the clumsy and pedestrian-unfriendly streetscapes common during their era.

But Washington also boasts several buildings that showcase Brutalism’s sculptural and textural possibilities, while also supporting the urban fabric around them.

1. Washington Metro stations, completed in 1976 and onwards by Harry Weese & Associates.

Washington Metro by camera_obscura [busy] licensed under Creative Commons.

Last year, the American Institute of Architects bestowed its 25 Year Award, which goes to an architectural design that has stood the test of time, onto the Metro system.

The “Great Society Subway,” as Zach Schrag‘s landmark book called it, shapes simple concrete into heroic vaults that impart a bit of the capital’s majesty to commutes. The coffered vaults also serve practical purposes, distributing structural loads and keeping sightlines open.

The book District Comics includes a comic-strip retelling of Metro’s design process by Jim Ottaviani and Nick Sousanis.

2. Federal Home Loan Bank Board and Liberty Plaza (now Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), completed in 1977 by Max O. Urbahn Associates (architect), and Sasaki Associates (landscape architect).

Image by the author.

This structure shows that Brutalism can respectfully frame not only a variety of historic buildings but also human-scaled open spaces and the mixed-use street grid. The building shelters a small plaza that is one of the most popular paved plazas downtown.

The Commission of Fine Arts recently panned proposed renovations, saying they “would have the overall effect of transforming noteworthy modernist architecture into a more conventional, contemporary office building.”

3. The American Institute of Architects, completed in 1973 by The Architects Collaborative.

Image by the author.

The AIA’s headquarters stand as an elegant, tiered rear scrim for the curious Octagon House, built in 1801 as one of Washington’s grandest private houses. Although it’s hardly visible from the street, the building’s dynamic boomerang curve stands apart in a city filled with acute angles. The yard interposed between the two buildings, split between a hardscaped plaza on the headquarters side and a soft lawn on the house side, creates a quiet, shaded respite from the busy roads in front.

4. Sunderland Building, completed in 1969 by Keyes, Lethbridge & Condon.

Image by the author.

Just south of Dupont Circle and behind the Heurich House, this office building is just a bit taller than it is wide, but the pattern of window and door openings lighten what could otherwise have been a plain concrete cube. The windows sit deep behind angled frames that score the facade with a grid of of shadows that subtly change depth from different perspectives, while the top floor’s wide porches keep the façades off-center. The ground floor arcade lifts most of the ponderous concrete mass well above the sidewalk.

5. Brewood Office Building, completed 1974, Wilkes & Faulkner

Image by the author.

This tiny townhouse-sized building, a leftover from before the Golden Triangle flowered with hulking office blocks in the 1980s, might inspire a double take. At first glance, the facade’s irregular, flowing texture and drilled “nail holes” read as a wooden structure, but like its high-rise neighbors it’s entirely concrete.

“Board-formed concrete” takes its texture from wood that disappeared years ago—the wooden “formwork” that encased the concrete when it was being poured left its mark, and here, in a hallmark of Brutalism’s attention to process, the architects have celebrated this artifact.

Honorable mentions

In addition to these five buildings, two other buildings garner honorable mentions for being fine examples of Brutalism, although one’s located outside the District and the other had to hide its concrete under limestone panels.

1. Dulles Airport, completed in 1962 by Eero Saarinen.

Dulles Airport by Oren Levine licensed under Creative Commons.

Surely the most striking concrete form in this area is the suspended roofline of Dulles’ soaring terminal. Its roof upends all conventions, dipping inwards with what looks like an unstable curve and inexplicably resting its massive weight upon airy glass walls. Yet this instability subtly reminds us that flight itself is no mean feat of physics. The recessed curtain wall appears like a solid Washingtonian wall of stone columns on the exterior, and on the interior it dissolves into a faceted lens that scatters light throughout the day.

2. Embassy of Canada, completed in 1989 by Arthur Erickson.

Canadian Embassy by F Delventhal licensed under Creative Commons.

Although this building is mostly clad in the federal precinct’s requisite limestone and was completed decades after the others on this list, Erickson has a reputation in his native Canada for sculpting concrete into daring, angular geometries. Here, Erickson allowed unfinished concrete to peek out from underneath the limestone skin in key locations, like this rotunda of columns at the building’s prow.

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Historic preservation in DC prioritizes loud neighbors, not fine buildings

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DC has many more historically protected buildings than cities several times our size. This surfeit of historic structures results from several factors, notably the broad application of rather vague criteria for designation. As Roger Lewis has written, “the HPRB decision is inevitably a judgment call because much of the evidence for historic designation is inherently subjective.”

Once acquired, historic designation requires even simple renovation plans to clear numerous additional hurdles, incurring additional reviews, hearings, and redesigns that can cost many thousands of dollars, and possibly resulting in outright denial. The delays, uncertainty, and subjective judgments intrinsic to this process makes it the perfect legal cover for busybodies attempting to keep the status quo permanently so.

The biggest weapon in the arsenal

These squeaky wheels turn to historic preservation because it’s the most powerful regulatory tool in a municipality's land-use arsenal. Zoning is strictly limited to regulating broad aspects of a building like its size, shape, and use. As the Supreme Court described in Nectow vs. Cambridge, “zoning… cannot be imposed if it does not bear a substantial relation to the public health, safety, morals, or general welfare.” No one can reasonably say that public morals are jeopardized when the neighbors paint their window shutters hot pink.

That often leaves preservation laws as the only legal remedy a city has to shape a building's appearance. Preservation is only meant to apply in limited circumstances, to buildings of “a special character or special historical or aesthetic interest or value” (as the Penn Central case, which established the constitutional validity of local preservation designations, says). Once it’s in force, preservation concerns get the final say over just about everything else that might be on a community’s wish list, whether it’s sustainability, affordability, or occupant comfort.

A rush to judgment

Since every resident “squeaky wheel” is invited to request historic designation for just about any site in the District, many do — and overwhelmingly, they succeed. A map of DC's historic designations (many of which are historic districts) shows how they're concentrated in DC's most economically privileged areas. While few buildings in Wards 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 predate the 20th century, Ward 3 has considerably more historically designated structures than its counterparts.

Base map generated from AtlasPlus. Image by the author.

Historic designation applications closely follow development pressures, as Joe Cortright points out: “if other neighborhoods in the city are designated as ‘historic’ and yours isn’t, then you’re more likely to bear the brunt of development pressures. What makes sense from the standpoint of an individual neighborhood quickly leads to a situation that’s bad for a city.”

This rush by loud neighbors to stave off development through historic protections have resulted in numerous unremarkable buildings finding their way onto DC’s historic inventory. One infamous case involves a strip mall parking lot in Spring Valley — not the only local historic strip-mall parking lot, even though that very idea is considered laughable elsewhere. Its structures were deemed worthy of preservation because, as the nomination form points out, they “are unique in the District of Columbia. Developed by one firm and designed or inspired by one architectural vision, the buildings comprise a cluster that reflects national trends in architecture, merchandising, planning, and retail expansion.” In short, it deserves preservation because it's a strip mall, and strip malls are rare within the boundaries of DC — never mind that they're hardly endangered in Maryland, just three blocks away.

Buildings with blue backgrounds have been designated as historic. Buildings in red were designed by I.M. Pei's firm. The one circled in yellow is a condominium. Base map generated from AtlasPlus. Image by the author.

Across town, I.M. Pei's architecture firm designed seven Brutalist high-rises for developer William Zeckendorf in Southwest Washington: three at L'Enfant Plaza and four at Waterside Mall. Two of them are on the National Register — not the best, not the largest, not the least-altered, not the one Pei most directly shaped, not the one most indicative of his style. Instead, the “historic” ones include one building that happened to be gut-rehabbed and converted to condos, and its condo board was upset by a proposal to build on an adjacent parking lot.

Still not special enough? A district often has lower standards

The arbitrary nature of historic designations was made abundantly clear by DC’s historic preservation staff in a rare 2015 recommendation to deny a historic landmark application for a house in Petworth. In it, they said that the house itself wasn’t that special. Yet, if pulled together with its equally unremarkable neighbors, they cumulatively would clear the bar for architectural significance: “[T]he Board has denied applications to designate [eight addresses] on the grounds that, as architecture, they were not important enough examples or of special distinction in their neighborhoods. An architectural landmark must be a particularly noteworthy example and must be significant to the District of Columbia… The house at 16 Grant Circle does not alone stand out in this way… while not eligible for listing as an Historic Landmark, the house at 16 Grant Circle would undeniably contribute to a Grant Circle Historic District.” Sure enough, just months later the HPRB created the Grant Circle Historic District, evidently at the behest of some residents who wanted to stop construction of legal pop-ups.

Anywhere a penny-pinching developer stamps out identikit designs, the resulting buildings will all look unremarkable, all together — but as long as that togetherness was a while ago, it's apparently sufficient to warrant historic protection. Never mind that the individual buildings might be middling, that their architectural unity is compromised by “non-contributing” buildings in the middle, or that there might be better examples somewhere else.

Other cities take a proactive approach to preservation planning

Many other places, including Arlington, Chicago, and Los Angeles, have proactively done comprehensive “historic resources surveys,” a process that a National Park Service handbook calls the “basis for preservation planning.” The National Historic Preservation Act even lists the first responsibility of a State Historic Preservation Officer, a role that the Office of Planning plays in DC, as “direct and conduct a comprehensive statewide survey of historic property and maintain inventories of the property.”

In these surveys, planners go out into the field to visit and inventory every single building, and evaluate whether it could potentially meet the predetermined criteria for historic designation because of its age, architectural merit, or context. A comprehensive survey is the first step in a proactive approach to preservation that identifies and saves those buildings of greatest historic value — whether the oldest structures, the most noteworthy and influential designs, the best-kept examples of various types and styles, or places that shaped important individuals, events, or movements.

A survey could identify the best examples of particular building types, like those from a certain era, style, architect, or use, and make preservation of the most notable structures a high priority. By doing so, it would guarantee that the stories that those types tell are being preserved, rather than rescuing everything for all time.

The Jost-Kuhn House on Madison St. NW was built as a farmstead before the Civil War, and is decades older than many houses now being considered for historic designation. It did not become a landmark until after an OP survey of farmhouses. Image by Google Street View.

However, OP doesn't seem very interested in a comprehensive survey. It has completed many smaller surveys covering neighborhoods and themes, but even its current preservation plan still sees completing a comprehensive citywide survey as a distant goal for some far-off future year. Instead, it advances still more smaller thematic surveys, e.g., of Georgetown alleys, downtown Modernism, and old farmhouses. The most recent attempt at a District-wide inventory was done by the Joint Committee on Landmarks in the 1960s.

Relying instead on a reactive approach to preservation does an injustice to legitimately interesting buildings whose histories have yet to be uncovered, while also bloating the historic inventory with many other buildings of middling merit. A survey-based approach could not only save more hidden treasures — it probably would have resulted in fewer but higher-quality designations. Chicago's historic resources survey found only 17,371 properties citywide that were even potentially eligible for designation as historic, or just two percent of its structures.

Are we collecting, or hoarding?

Randy Frost, a psychologist who studies hoarding, makes this distinction: “When a collector expands acquisitions beyond well-defined collections… it becomes a hoarding problem.”

Institutions that take their collections seriously have well-defined rules for what enters their collections, because of what philosopher G. K. Chesterton called “the eternal revolution”: “If you leave a white post alone it will soon be a black post. If you particularly want it to be white you must be always painting it again; that is, you must be always having a revolution.”

The Corcoran had a magnificent collection of art, but not all of it was deemed appropriate for the NGA's collection. Image licensed under Creative Commons.

The National Gallery of Art was recently offered the contents of the Corcoran museum, but only took half the pieces. As Peggy Loar, the Corcoran's interim president, told the Post: “If they [NGA] take it in, they have it forever — so they have a big fiduciary responsibility to the United States taxpayer.”

Historic building designation also creates a big fiduciary responsibility: it burdens all future generations of residents with the job of maintaining a building forever, even after its original use and structure have become obsolete.

Preservation costs nothing today, but a lot tomorrow

Maintaining past generations' memories also carries another price: by making urban land more scarce and more expensive, it can hurt future generations' ability to build their own places and create their own memories.

The Obama White House's “Housing Development Toolkit” specifically called out “arbitrary or antiquated preservation regulations” among local policies that discourage new housing development — an “accumulation of even well-intentioned land-use policies [that] can restrict housing availability; create uncertainty for developers and limit private investment; exacerbate the imbalance between jobs and housing; and induce urban sprawl.” (At the time, DC’s planning director dismissed the report, saying they’ve implemented most of its suggestions.)

In New York, preservation and development groups recently issued conflicting reports about whether historic preservation stifles economic growth and housing affordability. The debate has led to some changes in how long landmark designation can take.

If DC wants historic preservation to remain a useful tool for broader planning, rather than one that takes over the entire planning system, it should become more discerning about what it adds to its collection of historic buildings.

Top image: Rowhouses within a proposed Kingman Park historic district. Thousands of 1920s and 1930s rowhouses in DC already have historic protection, and the proposed district would add hundreds more. Image by Google Street View used with permission.

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The five best Brutalist buildings in DC

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Metro recently began painting the interior of one of its original stations, and the ensuing uproar shone a spotlight on how unpainted concrete surfaces are a part of the area’s architectural heritage. Metro was just one part of a building boom that swept Washington in the 1960s and 1970s, leaving DC with a substantial legacy of Brutalist structures that celebrate the geometry and texture of raw concrete. This post highlights five buildings that combine the Brutalist style with a human scale.

Perhaps Brutalist architecture never got a fair chance because of a false cognate. The public has long misunderstood this least lovable of architectural styles, but several local buildings show that even Brutalism can be beautiful.

In English, “brutal” architecture sounds harsh and cruel. Yet the term originated in French, where “brut” means wild, rough, or unfinished: “brut” Champagnes haven’t been sweetened with added sugar.

Le Corbusier, the controversial Modernist architect, marveled at how reinforced concrete combined steel’s flexibility with concrete’s rigidity. Reinforced concrete could leap in organic curves and span vast distances without support; it could be cast into novel shapes and its surface raked with three-dimensional textures. Corbusier left his concrete structures “brut,” thus inspiring “Brutalism.”

“It does no good to pretend that Brutalist buildings are easy to like, or that everyone can be convinced to like them,” writes New Yorker critic Paul Goldberger. “But ease and user-friendliness are not the only architectural virtues…. The earnestness of the best Brutalism—the belief in the power of architecture that it represents—continues to be inspiring.”

Brutalism’s brash idealism—its emphasis on big and bold shapes, honest use of mass-produced materials, and rejection of elitist finery—combined with its (yes) low costs to make an irresistible choice for its era’s expanding government bureaucracies. Brutalism was “authoritatively civic in the time of Kennedy-era optimism and the Great Society, before US attitudes toward the public realm changed so dramatically that it has become hard to evaluate the aesthetics on their original terms,” write Michael Kubo, Mark Pasnik, and Chris Grimley.

The results surround us here in Washington, where Brutalist buildings house Great Society legacies like HHS and HUD, plus the university libraries of Georgetown and George Washington. Few will mourn other infamous local examples of Brutalism, like the FBI headquarters or the now-demolished Third Church, particularly since they suffer from the clumsy and pedestrian-unfriendly streetscapes common during their era.

But Washington also boasts several buildings that showcase Brutalism’s sculptural and textural possibilities, while also supporting the urban fabric around them.

1. Washington Metro stations, completed in 1976 and onwards by Harry Weese & Associates.

Washington Metro by camera_obscura [busy] licensed under Creative Commons.

Last year, the American Institute of Architects bestowed its 25 Year Award, which goes to an architectural design that has stood the test of time, onto the Metro system.

The “Great Society Subway,” as Zach Schrag‘s landmark book called it, shapes simple concrete into heroic vaults that impart a bit of the capital’s majesty to commutes. The coffered vaults also serve practical purposes, distributing structural loads and keeping sightlines open.

The book District Comics includes a comic-strip retelling of Metro’s design process by Jim Ottaviani and Nick Sousanis.

2. Federal Home Loan Bank Board and Liberty Plaza (now Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), completed in 1977 by Max O. Urbahn Associates (architect), and Sasaki Associates (landscape architect).

Image by the author.

This structure shows that Brutalism can respectfully frame not only a variety of historic buildings but also human-scaled open spaces and the mixed-use street grid. The building shelters a small plaza that is one of the most popular paved plazas downtown.

The Commission of Fine Arts recently panned proposed renovations, saying they “would have the overall effect of transforming noteworthy modernist architecture into a more conventional, contemporary office building.”

3. The American Institute of Architects, completed in 1973 by The Architects Collaborative.

Image by the author.

The AIA’s headquarters stand as an elegant, tiered rear scrim for the curious Octagon House, built in 1801 as one of Washington’s grandest private houses. Although it’s hardly visible from the street, the building’s dynamic boomerang curve stands apart in a city filled with acute angles. The yard interposed between the two buildings, split between a hardscaped plaza on the headquarters side and a soft lawn on the house side, creates a quiet, shaded respite from the busy roads in front.

4. Sunderland Building, completed in 1969 by Keyes, Lethbridge & Condon.

Image by the author.

Just south of Dupont Circle and behind the Heurich House, this office building is just a bit taller than it is wide, but the pattern of window and door openings lighten what could otherwise have been a plain concrete cube. The windows sit deep behind angled frames that score the facade with a grid of of shadows that subtly change depth from different perspectives, while the top floor’s wide porches keep the façades off-center. The ground floor arcade lifts most of the ponderous concrete mass well above the sidewalk.

5. Brewood Office Building, completed 1974, Wilkes & Faulkner

Image by the author.

This tiny townhouse-sized building, a leftover from before the Golden Triangle flowered with hulking office blocks in the 1980s, might inspire a double take. At first glance, the facade’s irregular, flowing texture and drilled “nail holes” read as a wooden structure, but like its high-rise neighbors it’s entirely concrete.

“Board-formed concrete” takes its texture from wood that disappeared years ago—the wooden “formwork” that encased the concrete when it was being poured left its mark, and here, in a hallmark of Brutalism’s attention to process, the architects have celebrated this artifact.

Honorable mentions

In addition to these five buildings, two other buildings garner honorable mentions for being fine examples of Brutalism, although one’s located outside the District and the other had to hide its concrete under limestone panels.

1. Dulles Airport, completed in 1962 by Eero Saarinen.

Dulles Airport by Oren Levine licensed under Creative Commons.

Surely the most striking concrete form in this area is the suspended roofline of Dulles’ soaring terminal. Its roof upends all conventions, dipping inwards with what looks like an unstable curve and inexplicably resting its massive weight upon airy glass walls. Yet this instability subtly reminds us that flight itself is no mean feat of physics. The recessed curtain wall appears like a solid Washingtonian wall of stone columns on the exterior, and on the interior it dissolves into a faceted lens that scatters light throughout the day.

2. Embassy of Canada, completed in 1989 by Arthur Erickson.

Canadian Embassy by F Delventhal licensed under Creative Commons.

Although this building is mostly clad in the federal precinct’s requisite limestone and was completed decades after the others on this list, Erickson has a reputation in his native Canada for sculpting concrete into daring, angular geometries. Here, Erickson allowed unfinished concrete to peek out from underneath the limestone skin in key locations, like this rotunda of columns at the building’s prow.

A version of this post was originally published in 2015.

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Breakfast links: Arlington all in on pedestrian streets

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Say goodbye to skywalks

The Arlington County Board unanimously agreed to allow the creation of car-free streets under its master plan. There are already plans to convert some streets in Rosslyn to make the Metro more accessible. (UrbanTurf)

And the gondola goes to ... Exxon

The Exxon station near the Key Bridge has been identified as the ideal station location for the Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola. The full feasibility study for the gondola will be released in a few weeks. (UrbanTurf)

The Capitol says capital

With WMATA anticipating another big budget shortfall, Congress has warned that they’ll decrease their $150 million contribution if WMATA dips into it to cover short-term needs again. The annual federal funding is intended only for preventative maintenance and capital improvements. (Post)

How to save Baltimore’s alley houses

Baltimore wants save its historic alley houses, but has trouble getting developers to invest in the small, narrow properties from the 1800s. So in one neighborhood, the city fixed up the houses themselves. (Next City)

Two tough crashes in Maryland

A cyclist died after a driver struck him as he crossed Little Falls Parkway on the Capital Crescent Trail. (WTOP) … Police are looking for the driver who struck and severely injured a pedestrian in Rockville on Sunday. (Post)

Mapping discrimination and architecture

These maps from across the US show where housing discrimination happened through the practice of redlining. (NatGeo) … Here’s a guide to all the brutalist architecture in DC. (DCist)

Airbnb touts its benefits

Airbnb is pushing hard to convince DC regulators that the service is distinct from hotels. A new report touts how the company has increased tourism and economic investment in neighborhoods across DC. (City Paper)

A piece of old Washington

The Rockefeller Mansion near Rock Creek Park is a rare display of old money still left in DC. A road exclusively for the 16-acre estate actually cuts across Rock Creek Park. (Architect of the Capital)

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Does DC want boring architecture? Sort of.

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DC has a lot of boring architecture, and that’s no mistake; a cheap federal government and a bevy of paper pushers keep the District that way. At least that’s what a few experts on architecture and development in DC had to say at a panel last week.

Is DC architecture inherently boring? Photo by Bossi on Flickr.

Turncoats, an urbanist debate group, hosted its first DC debate last week on the question of whether or not the District wants boring architecture. The organization works to encourage provocative discussion, fueling everyone — including audience members — with a shot of liquor before things get started and only assigning the panelists sides after they’ve taken the stage.

Payton Chung of the Urban Land Institute (and a member of Greater Greater Washington’s editorial board), Brian Miller of Edit Lab at Streetsense, Nooni Reatig of Suzane Reatig Architecture, and Mina Wright of the General Services Administration and National Capital Planning Commission (who was careful to stress that all of her statements were hers alone and not those of her employer) participated in the panel.

Initially, Payton and Nooni were assigned the position that DC does indeed want boring architecture, while Brian and Mina had to argue that isn’t the case.

Despite their supposed sides, the panelists coalesced in agreement that DC architecture is boring… they just differed on the reasons why. For example, Payton argued that it is the embodiment of DC’s culture of middle-management paper pushers while Mina said it was simply the result of a cheap federal government keen to maximize usable space in its office buildings.

We (Edward and Joanne) attended the panel and discussed our thoughts in a chat format.

Edward Russell (ER): It was clear to me that the panelists, whether they took the pro or con position, feel that DC’s architecture is boring. I do wish those who argued that DC does in fact want boring architecture had said more about why boring architecture can still be interesting.

Joanne Pierce (JP): I expected the panelists to discuss DC’s architecture as it is now, why it appears to be boring, and whether they agree (since boring is relative). “City architecture is boring” is a popular opinion. You can google any city and “boring architecture” and get dozens of articles decrying NYC, Boston, LA, etc., for being filled with boxy, glass buildings.

ER: Exactly. I felt that some were a bit of tongue-and-cheek, especially on the con side — though the two blended together a bit — with Nooni arguing that multiple streets lined with “Soul Cycle, Chipotle and Starbucks” made her feel comfortable, which was clearly a dig at the homogeneity of it all.

JP: There were lots of zingers, which were fun and spirited. I think everyone truly enjoys living in DC, and they can still poke fun at its stodgy reputation. That was an interesting comment on the sameness of our streets, which Mina echoed with her comment about Federal Triangle being lovely, but “you don’t want to live in a city of Federal Triangles.” I appreciated that comment because Federal Triangle happens to be that prime example of DC federal building run amok. It’s just federal building after federal building. But it can be lovely!

Federal Triangle. Photo by Irakil on Flickr.

ER: It can be lovely. There is certainly a grandeur of the federal DC, with the ordered avenues and the neo-classical buildings.

JP: I’m a little biased because I work in the Ronald Reagan Building.

ER: One thing that surprised me was how the height limit only came up once, and it was an audience member saying they didn’t think that is the issue holding back DC architecture. I expected it to be discussed more.

JP: I did, too. I think that’s owing to the structure, where the panelists didn’t bring it up, except to say that we don’t need skyscrapers. The discussion seemed to be more about the overall uniformity that exists in DC. I was also surprised that the discussion focused mostly on public or semi-public buildings, and not much at all on residences.

ER: Yes, I think that was the result of, as Payton put it, the fact that DC is a city of “middle class, paper-pushing bureaucrats.” A lot of the speakers built off that. I agree that the federal government has had an outsize impact on DC architecture for decades — centuries even — but the panelists took it a step further and argued that we’re a city of bureaucrats who ultimately want an unadorned box (or row house) rather than some limit-pushing designed residence, whether in a tower or a house.

JP: There’s some historical connection with that comment. Lots of our boxy tan buildings are brutalist, and a lot of those came about because of the federal government. For instance, the Weaver building, which is where Housing and Urban Development is now, was built according to President Kennedy’s architectural initatives. So if we think the Weaver’s big, boxy (it’s actually kind of curved) look is unattractive, it is because Kennedy wanted it to represent the strength of America.

The Weaver Building. Photo by Kjetil Ree on Flickr.

ER: Like Brian said: “DC has lots of cutting edge architecture, it’s just from 100 years ago.” Or 50 years ago in the case of President Kennedy.

JP: Concrete is wonderful! You’ll see! Going back to your comment about wanting unadorned, big boxes — I’m no architect, but it seems like when your primary need is space to house many people (for housing or for work) your most logical shape is a square or rectangle, not a curve or a triangle. It seems like there should be a way to combine the two, but then you sometimes get the 20 Fenchurch building, which was Brian’s example of ugly design.

20 Fenchurch Street in London. Photo by Matt Buck on Flickr.

ER: Yes, that is something DC architecture does well — maximizing the amount of space available for workers or for residents, within the limits that exist for buildings (height limit, plot size, whatever). As Mina put it, “I think the Feds are at fault. Why? They’re cheap.”

JP: The cheapness of government makes a lot of sense but I think it’s more of a cultural cheapness. Maybe for a long time, we just didn’t want to stand out. Or at least, the people in power who made the decisions didn’t think the city needed to stand out. Except with The National Mall.

ER: Did you agree with the general conclusion that so much generally mediocre architecture will make the unique, interesting buildings in DC stand out? I agree with the premise but wonder how we get to the point where we have unique buildings to stand out from the crowd. Like Atlantic Plumbing (2112 8th Street NW), I do like it, it’s more industrial then we generally have here, but at the same time it is still a steel and glass rectangular box.

Atlantic Plumbing. Photo by Ted Eytan on Flickr.

JP: I think that the question of what is boring should be reframed. Are we boring, or are we just not a place where we have singular, instantly recognizable buildings. Things that show up in magazines, like Brian pointed out, and things that wow people as they drive by. Is that what we consider to be the most important?

ER: We have a few remarkable buildings, but I’d say they’re iconic more due to their historical significance than their architecture (the White House, the Capitol).

JP: Certainly, we have the White House and the Capitol and the monuments. But beyond that, when we talk about iconic buildings that aren’t Federal… I think the premise of whether our uniformity allows the interesting buildings to stand out is totally right. The African American history museum stands out because it’s brown and not in the same architectural style as many others.

ER: It certainly does, whether you like the design or not.

JP: Sometimes, you just need one bold idea to start things off.

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Breakfast links: Abodes well?

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Historic house flipping

In Anacostia, a nonprofit is buying up blighted properties, and restoring and flipping them at a loss in an effort to preserve the neighborhood’s historic character. (Post)

Data for desegregation

New federal rules will force cities to do more to end segregation. Building on the Fair Housing Act, the new rules require cities to track, report, and set goals based on a variety of data that reflect integration. (Post)

Here comes surge #4

Through next Monday, buses replace trains between Pentagon City and National Airport. Many of the transportation alternatives from SafeTrack surge 3 will continue. (ArlNow)

Mic on Metro

In the latest episode of the Metropocalypse podcast, Martin Di Caro talks to GGWash founder David Alpert about our MetroGreater contest and other Metro matters. (WAMU)

Ride hail by the numbers

Over the past year, 117,000 drivers have registered to carry Uber and Lyft passengers in Virginia. More than 12,000 are Fairfax County residents, while over 60,000 come from out-of-state. (Post)

Rosslyn’s newest high rises

A huge mixed-use project will likely bring a new fire station, park, office building, and two high-rise residential buildings to Rosslyn. Arlington’s overall plans for Rosslyn call for building a more walkable community with 5,000 new residential units. (WBJ)

Catch ‘em all on the Mall

As Pokemon GO sweeps the nation, the National Park Service says its Park Rangers will lead Pokemon hunts on the Mall, but continues to urge visitors to be respectful of memorials. (DCist)

A new symbol for the FBI site

The massive Brutalist FBI building reflected American power when it was built. What would be an appropriate symbol today for a replacement one? How about a skyscraper, suggests Dan Reed? (Washingtonian)

And…

Is it bad to start a sentence with And? (Washingtonian) … Frederick Kunkle makes some sense on highways (Post) … An app reminds people to look at the city around them instead of being engrossed in phones. (Citylab)

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The five best Brutalist buildings in DC

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Perhaps Brutalist architecture never got a fair chance because of a false cognate. The public has long misunderstood this least lovable of architectural styles, but several local buildings show that even Brutalism can be beautiful.

CFPB wide

The CFPB building. Photos by the author unless otherwise noted.

In English, “brutal” architecture sounds harsh and cruel. Yet the term originated in French, where “brut” means wild, rough, or unfinished: “brut” Champagnes haven’t been sweetened with added sugar.

Le Corbusier, the controversial Modernist architect, marveled at how reinforced concrete combined steel’s flexibility with concrete’s rigidity. Reinforced concrete could leap in organic curves and span vast distances without support; it could be cast into novel shapes and its surface raked with three-dimensional textures. Corbusier left his concrete structures “brut,” thus inspiring “Brutalism.”

“It does no good to pretend that Brutalist buildings are easy to like, or that everyone can be convinced to like them,” writes New Yorker critic Paul Goldberger. “But ease and user-friendliness are not the only architectural virtues…. The earnestness of the best Brutalism—the belief in the power of architecture that it represents—continues to be inspiring.”

Brutalism’s brash idealism—its emphasis on big and bold shapes, honest use of mass-produced materials, and rejection of elitist finery—combined with its (yes) low costs to make an irresistible choice for its era’s expanding government bureaucracies. Brutalism was “authoritatively civic in the time of Kennedy-era optimism and the Great Society, before US attitudes toward the public realm changed so dramatically that it has become hard to evaluate the aesthetics on their original terms,” write Michael Kubo, Mark Pasnik, and Chris Grimley.

The results surround us here in Washington, where Brutalist buildings house Great Society legacies like HHS and HUD, plus the university libraries of Georgetown and George Washington. Few will mourn other infamous local examples of Brutalism, like the FBI headquarters or the now-demolished Third Church, particularly since they suffer from the clumsy and pedestrian-unfriendly streetscapes common during their era.

But Washington also boasts several buildings that showcase Brutalism’s sculptural and textural possibilities, while also supporting the urban fabric around them.

1. Washington Metro stations, completed in 1976 and onwards by Harry Weese & Associates.

Photo by camera_obscura [busy] on Flickr.

Last year, the American Institute of Architects bestowed its 25 Year Award, which goes to an architectural design that has stood the test of time, onto the Metro system.

The “Great Society Subway,” as Zach Schrag‘s landmark book called it, shapes simple concrete into heroic vaults that impart a bit of the capital’s majesty to commutes. The coffered vaults also serve practical purposes, distributing structural loads and keeping sightlines open.

The book District Comics includes a comic-strip retelling of Metro’s design process by Jim Ottaviani and Nick Sousanis.

2. Federal Home Loan Bank Board and Liberty Plaza (now Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), completed in 1977 by Max O. Urbahn Associates (architect), and Sasaki Associates (landscape architect).

This structure shows that Brutalism can respectfully frame not only a variety of historic buildings but also human-scaled open spaces and the mixed-use street grid. The building shelters a small plaza that is one of the most popular paved plazas downtown.

The Commission of Fine Arts recently panned proposed renovations, saying they “would have the overall effect of transforming noteworthy modernist architecture into a more conventional, contemporary office building.”

3. The American Institute of Architects, completed in 1973 by The Architects Collaborative.

AIA

The AIA’s headquarters stand as an elegant, tiered rear scrim for the curious Octagon House, built in 1801 as one of Washington’s grandest private houses. Although it’s hardly visible from the street, the building’s dynamic boomerang curve stands apart in a city filled with acute angles. The yard interposed between the two buildings, split between a hardscaped plaza on the headquarters side and a soft lawn on the house side, creates a quiet, shaded respite from the busy roads in front.

4. Sunderland Building, completed in 1969 by Keyes, Lethbridge & Condon.

Sunderland Building

Just south of Dupont Circle and behind the Heurich House, this office building is just a bit taller than it is wide, but the pattern of window and door openings lighten what could otherwise have been a plain concrete cube. The windows sit deep behind angled frames that score the facade with a grid of of shadows that subtly change depth from different perspectives, while the top floor’s wide porches keep the façades off-center. The ground floor arcade lifts most of the ponderous concrete mass well above the sidewalk.

5. Brewood Office Building, completed 1974, Wilkes & Faulkner

Board formed concrete

This tiny townhouse-sized building, a leftover from before the Golden Triangle flowered with hulking office blocks in the 1980s, might inspire a double take. At first glance, the facade’s irregular, flowing texture and drilled “nail holes” read as a wooden structure, but like its high-rise neighbors it’s entirely concrete.

“Board-formed concrete” takes its texture from wood that disappeared years ago—the wooden “formwork” that encased the concrete when it was being poured left its mark, and here, in a hallmark of Brutalism’s attention to process, the architects have celebrated this artifact.

Honorable mentions

In addition to these five buildings, two other buildings garner honorable mentions for being fine examples of Brutalism, although one’s located outside the District and the other had to hide its concrete under limestone panels.

1. Dulles Airport, completed in 1962 by Eero Saarinen.

Photo by pinelife on Flickr.

Surely the most striking concrete form in this area is the suspended roofline of Dulles’ soaring terminal. Its roof upends all conventions, dipping inwards with what looks like an unstable curve and inexplicably resting its massive weight upon airy glass walls. Yet this instability subtly reminds us that flight itself is no mean feat of physics. The recessed curtain wall appears like a solid Washingtonian wall of stone columns on the exterior, and on the interior it dissolves into a faceted lens that scatters light throughout the day.

2. Embassy of Canada, completed in 1989 by Arthur Erickson.

Photo by krossbow on Flickr.

Although this building is mostly clad in the federal precinct’s requisite limestone and was completed decades after the others on this list, Erickson has a reputation in his native Canada for sculpting concrete into daring, angular geometries. Here, Erickson allowed unfinished concrete to peek out from underneath the limestone skin in key locations, like this rotunda of columns at the building’s prow.

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See Metro’s architectural types appear over time

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Yesterday, I introduced you to Metro’s eleven types of station architecture. Now, you can watch the designs as they appeared with the growth of Metro in this animated GIF.

Image by the author.

In 1976, Metro opened with just two architectural types, the Waffle for underground stations and Gull I for aboveground ones. Today, it’s grown to eleven basic styles and six unique designs.

In some cases, expansion brought many stations of the same type, like the 1984 extension of the Red Line from Van Ness to Grosvenor which added four new Arch I stations. But in other cases, the types were somewhat mixed, such as the 1991 tunnel for the Yellow and later Green Line from Gallery Place to U Street.

To learn more about these styles, see the original post.

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Metro has eleven types of station architecture. Learn them all with this one interactive map.

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Metro is well known for its distinctive vaulted station ceilings, but not all stations are the same. There are eleven different basic architectural station designs in the Metro system. Let’s see where they are.

Click the circular icons at the top to highlight the stations with that design.

Click anywhere on the map to return to the original view.

Waffle Arch I Arch II Twin Tube Gull I Gull II Alexandria Peak General Peak High Peak Tysons Peak Gambrel Unique

Note: For the purposes of this discussion, I’m using some of the station type names from the Washington page of NYCSubway.org. In other cases, I’m using my own term.

First, the underground stations.

Waffle

By far the most common station type is the “waffle” style vault envisioned by the CFA and Harry Weese. This station type is present at 32 stations, including most of the downtown stops. These vaults are characterized by the smaller rectangular coffers that line the walls, making them look somewhat like a waffle wrapped around the train room.

Most of these stations were constructed using the pour-in-place method, though Dupont Circle was constructed using precast panels.

U Street. All photos by the author.

The waffle design first appeared when the system opened in 1976. The final two waffle stations, Waterfront and Navy Yard, opened in 1991 when the Green Line started running.

Arch I

Following the waffle designs, Metro started using a different design with precast sections to save money. These stations, which NYCSubway.org and I call “Arch I,” are somewhat similar to the waffle design, but instead of featuring several rows of narrow rectangular coffers, this design places just two coffers on each half of the vault.

Tenleytown

These stations only appear on the Red Line’s western end. They first appeared in 1981 with the extension from Dupont Circle to Van Ness. The final time was three years later with the extension to Grosvenor.

Arch II

Similar to the Arch I stations along the Red Line, the “Arch II” stations were built using the precast method. These stations have three coffers on each half of the vault rather than just two.

There are only a few of these stations, mostly in the newest subway stations in the system. Strangely, Mount Vernon Square, which opened in 1991, has an Arch II design, despite opening at the same time as other waffle stations at Shaw and U Street.

Columbia Heights


Twin Tube

The final type of underground station is the twin tube design. This style is used at the super-deep Wheaton and Forest Glen stations, which were bored out of seperate tubes. Instead of one broad vault for a platform and both tracks, each track has its own smaller chamber, connected by a corridor near the center.

Forest Glen

The lower level of Fort Totten has a somewhat modified version of the twin tube style, even though it’s not very deep. In fact, half the platform is open to the elements.

The stations at Wheaton and Forest Glen opened in 1990. The lower level of Fort Totten opened in 1993.

Aboveground stations

In addition to the four underground station styles, there are seven aboveground station types. They fall into three categories: gull wing, peaked, and gambrel. The curving gull canopy types contrast with the more angular peaked styles. The gambrel canopies are more evocative of the underground vaults than the aboveground canopies.

Gull I

The original aboveground station type is the “Gull I” design. The roof looks like a seagull in flight. The canopy is exposed concrete like the underground stations, and the curve of the arch is reminiscent of the underground vaults.

Rhode Island Avenue

This station type has been around since day one of Metro in 1976. This roof type was most common in the aboveground stations that opened in the late 1970s.

This type most recently appeared in 1993, when the lower level of Fort Totten opened. The canopy on the lower level matches the one on the upper level (opened in 1978), but it was not constructed until the Green Line was built. The last completely new station with this canopy type was Van Dorn Street, which opened in 1991.

Gull II

After Metro completed the 1968 Adopted Regional System with the extension to Branch Avenue in 2001, the agency decided to make a break with the brutalist style of the older stations. Three stations opened in 2004, all beyond the original 1968 vision for Metro.

There are notable differences in color, materials, and motif elements. But the design is similar enough to Gull I to look like a modernized version. So I refer to this type as “Gull II.”

Largo

The other big change in direction is that these stations don’t include the Vignelli-designed platform pylons that are Metro icons.

Alexandria Peak

Two of the stations that opened in 1983 included a different canopy, largely because the city of Alexandria was worried the gull style would clash with the architecture of Old Town. These “Alexandria Peak” stations appear at Braddock Road and King Street.

King Street

The Alexandria peak stations have a simple triangular roof with a transparent pointed skylight running the length of the platform. The canopy at King Street is broken so that it does not interrupt the viewshed of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

General Peak

This style first appeared in 1980, when Addison Road opened. These stations feature a flat concrete roof that tapers toward the tracks and a glass peaked skylight running along the platform. The style is very different from the Gull I style, but the materials are similar. This style was fairly common in aboveground stations that opened in the 1980s and 1990s.

Greenbelt


High Peak

These stations are similar in style to the General Peak stations, and in fact, I haven’t always counted them in separate categories. But what I’m calling the High Peak stations are quite different, especially in scale, with a canopy that towers above the platform.

Southern Avenue

While the General Peak stations have a roof not much higher than the top of trains, the High Peak stations have a roof that is higher than the mezzanine and never drops to a lower level. It makes for a dramatic space above the platform, though it offers less protection from the elements.

This canopy type became more common in the final few stations of the Adopted Regional System. It’s only present at Franconia-Springfield and three of the stations that opened in 2001 with the extension to Branch Avenue.

Tysons Peak

The Silver Line stations also offer a break from earlier designs, as the 2004 stations did. These canopies are lighter and feel more modern than the brutalist Gull I, General Peak, and High Peak stations.

These canopies are similar to the General Peak type, with tapering toward the tracks and a transparent peak along the platform. But the materials harken back a little to the Alexandria Peak stops.

Spring Hill


Gambrel

The Gambrel style also appeared with the Silver Line’s opening this summer. The high vaulted canopies at these stations also feature metallic, lighter materials.

The high, arching vault-like superstructure is a tribute to the original vaulted subway stations, though these are all above ground.

The “Gambrel” name comes from the gambrel roof, which is a two-sloped type of roof, common in some barns.

Tysons Corner


Unique

In addition to the eleven basic station types, six stations have unique designs that are not replicated anywhere else in the system. The unique designs are sometimes the result of geographic constraints but in other cases were the result of design decisions.

Huntington

Anacostia

Huntington and Anacostia are both unique stations due to geography. Between Eisenhower Avenue and Huntington, the Yellow Line runs on a viaduct over a broad valley (and the Beltway). But after crossing Huntington Avenue, the line intersects a steep hill, and the south end of the station is actually underground. Because it’s elevated at one end and underground at the other, Metro used a unique design.

Anacostia is unique because the water table meant the station couldn’t be very deep. So there wasn’t enough room for a high vault above the tracks. Instead, the station has a bunch of smaller vaults running perpendicular to the tracks.

National Airport

Arlington Cemetery

National Airport opened in 1977 with a modified version of the Gull I design, necessary because the two platforms are very narrow. When the new airport terminal was constructed, a new northern entrance was created, and Metro built a full-length canopy over each platform. But the canopy extension didn’t match the older roof or any other in the system.

Arlington Cemetery is a very simple station. The only section of the platform that is covered is the part directly below Memorial Avenue. Another interesting feature is that while the station is at ground level, the mezzanine is below the tracks, rather than above as is usually standard.

Prince George’s Plaza

West Hyattsville

Prince George’s Plaza is built in an open cut. Unusually, the parking garage sits atop the station and serves as the canopy. It’s a quite unique design, and the hedges growing along the exposed walls west of the garage give a nice aesthetic.

West Hyattsville, which opened in 1993 along with Prince George’s Plaza, is also unique. It’s a pretty standard side platform station like Eisenhower Avenue and Cheverly. But Metro did not use the modified Gull I canopies as at those stations. I’m not sure why a different design was used here, but I think it looks fairly sleek for a brutalist station.

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Breakfast links: Hot ideas

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HOT on I-66?

Virginia officials are considering changing the HOV lanes on I-66 to tolled HOT lanes outside the Beltway.  But the evidence that these lanes ease traffic and/or raise enough money is mixed at best. (Post)

Transportation showdown

The House and Senate have not yet agreed on how to keep federal transportation money flowing. The Senate plan funds the system to December, while the House plan uses controversial accounting tricks to fund through next May. (Streetsblog)

Save the Hoover?

With the FBI gone, is the Hoover Building worth saving? Maybe it’s ugly and street-deadening. Or, Kriston Capps argues, maybe it’s beautiful and downtown is doing fine without life on that block. (CityLab)

Consensus on the water

Previous Alexandria waterfront redevelopment plans have been battles, but one developer’s plan is receiving widespread support, even from opponents of plans for other areas. (Alexandria Times)

Springfield gets its mall back

The old Springfield Mall, now Springfield Town Center, will reopen this fall. The first phase of development mostly consisted of mall rehabilitation, with the town center project still to come. (Fairfax Times)

Buffered bike lanes are better

A narrower but buffered bike lane is better at keeping cyclists outside the door zone than a wider lane without a buffer. (Streetsblog)

Driver at fault

A driver who hit and killed a cyclist outside Annapolis, on a sunny day with no visibility problems, appealed the four tickets and $2,000 fine she received (after a grand jury rejected more serious charges). A judge found her guilty. (Post)

Background checks discriminate?

WMATA policy bars hiring anyone with two drug possession convictions or one conviction for a “crime of violence.” Civil rights groups brought a lawsuit, saying it is “overly broad and unnecessarily punitive.” (City Paper)

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Breakfast links: Future transit options?

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Time to fix I-66

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe wants to spend $2-3 billion to ease congestion along I-66 between the Beltway and Haymarket. State Options include a Metro extension, light rail, BRT, more lanes for cars, and other options. (Post)

Columbia Pike to roll forward

The Arlington County Board will authorize building the Columbia Pike streetcar faster and without federal funding tomorrow, thanks to the state’s contribution. The two streetcar opponents remain opposed despite state funding. (ArlNow)

Gondola funding hits roadblock

The idea for a gondola from Georgetown to Rosslyn won’t get funded for a study from the Council of Governments, but the Georgetown BID still hopes to get the money elsewhere for a study by the end of 2015. (InTheCapital)

Marijuana in public housing?

The DC Housing Authority is funded primarily by the federal government, which considers marijuana possession to be illegal. Now that marijuana is decriminalized in DC, how will DCHA adjust? (City Paper)

No new CaBi bikes

New bikes and docks are not likely this year for any Bixi-based bikesharing systems. This will halt Capital Bikeshare’s expansion and move Charm City Bikeshare’s launch into next year. (Streetsblog)

DC’s Scooby-Doo Ghost Town

L’Enfant Plaza and the cluster of concrete federal buildings around it seem quite ugly. Buzzfeed mocks the area, which it calls “DC’s Scooby-Doo Ghost Town,” and its architecture.

Will driverless cars encourage sprawl?

A Toyota scientist thinks that if driverless cars making driving easier, people will just live farther away. Tolling could help, but will face political opposition. (Streetsblog)

Schools or transit, not both

A bill in North Carolina would ban counties from adding local sales taxes for both education and transit. This would likely make education advocates oppose any transit funding proposal and vice versa. (NewsObserver)

And…

Can Arlington and Alexandria agree on the future of their transitway? (WAMU) … How is it “privatization” to set aside spaces for Zipcar-like services while parking your private car on the street is not? (Streetsblog) … It’s legal, and increasingly popular nationwide, to build apartments out of shipping containers. (WBJ)

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Lunch links: From battle to building

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West End Library finally moves forward

DC’s appeals court denied the final appeal from a Ralph Nader-backed group seeking to block the West End library project, which will create mixed-income housing and a new library and fire station. (Post)

Third Church offices going up

Another building delayed by years of contentious fighting had a groundbreaking ceremony: the office building to replace the Brutalist Third Church of Christ, Scientist at 16th and I NW. (WBJ) … Is this a “distinctive church giving way to a bland, ordinary office building” or an “underused, anti-urban shell giving way to a pedestrian-friendly building”? (@ghostsofdc, @beyonddc)

What DC can learn about alleys

Alleyways are making a comeback around the country and in DC, becoming inviting and walkable spaces. However, a Mount Vernon Triangle alley shows that regulations can make it hard to activate a space. (Elevation DC)

Van Dorn transformation in progress

The Van Dorn Street area could become a busy, mixed-use area instead of low-density industrial with 3 projects bringing around 800 apartments and 100 townhouses. (WBJ)

From rental to condos

In a city with a shortage of condo units, one 84-unit building at 16th and S NW is converting from rentals to condos. Will this be a trend to watch in the rest of the city? (UrbanTurf)

No to Bloomingdale and the District?

Is calling the area around 1st and Rhode Island NW “Bloomingdale” a form of Columbusing? Does referring to DC as “the District” disempower the people of DC? One long-time resident says so. What do you think?

No time soon for transit center

The much-maligned Silver Spring Transit Center won’t be complete until early 2015 as disagreements remain over the concrete beams, The project costs have already ballooned from $26 million to $120 million. (WTOP)

Post goes HOT

The Washington Post editorial board supports high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes in DC, saying they could help alleviate DC’s traffic problems and add revenue for transportation.

And…

In honor of Earth Day, check out these 10 Earth Day-friendly homes in the region. (WBJ) … Here are 6 bike gadgets to help keep you safe, including a 112-decibel horn. (Guardian) … If you live in DC, you might need a new driver’s license. (WAMU)

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Breakfast links: Is safety the concern?

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Dooring still legal

An anti-dooring bill died in Virginia’s House of Delegates Transportation Committee again. Scott Garrett, the subcommittee chairman, was unwilling to allow drivers to be at fault for dooring a cyclist unless they intended to cause harm. (Post)

Tough on snow?

Montgomery Council­member Hans Riemer believes the current 24-hour snow removal law isn’t enough and wants the county to create a Sidewalk Snow Removal Plan. Council president Craig Rice doesn’t think new laws are necessary. (WAMU)

MD and VA drivers owe DC big bucks

A DC DMV report shows Maryland drivers owe a whopping $15.4 million to DC in unpaid traffic citations while Virginia drivers owe about $7 million. (DCist)

Community garden or parking?

Developers of a condo building on H Street NE may soon pave over a community garden to get 5 parking spaces, because neighbors fearful about street parking asked for more parking as part of the project. (City Paper)

Getting the vote

How can DC get voting rights? Expert suggestions include amending the Constitution, generating international pressure, and giving up. (City Paper)

Another try for gas station condos

Eastbanc will try again to propose condos at the site of the Key Bridge Exxon. Should residents be able to veto a building below them which might block part of their view? (Georgetown Metropolitan)

Don’t count on the feds

WMATA might not be able to count on federal dollars to solely fund capital improvements. The federal share of its capital budget is declining, and there’s less money nationwide available for transit.  (PlanItMetro)

Third Church coming down

After a long historic preservation battle, the Brutalist Third Church of Christ at 16th and I is actually coming down with demolition starting yesterday. A new office building will includes meeting space for the congregation. (PoPville)

Is Google for distracted driving?

Does using Google Glass constitute distracted driving? Some state lawmakers think so, but Google is lobbying to stop proposed laws against driving while using Glass. (NYT)

And…

Union Station’s bus pavilion will open this spring with Death Cab for Cutie lyrics in Morse code. (DCist) … Ben’s Chili Bowl will open in Rosslyn in March. (ARLNow) … DC’s buildings are some of the most energy efficient in the country. (City Paper)

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Beware the starchitects, beware repetition

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DC resident Jeff Speck wrote Suburban Nation, the best-selling book about city planning since Jane Jacobs. Greater Greater Washington is pleased to present 3 weekly excerpts from his new book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time.

We’ve come a long way since the seventies, when every city endeavored to build its own version of Boston’s fortress-like City Hall, a structure that only architects love (yes, I love it). This style of architecture was called brutalism, supposedly after Le Corbusier’s beton brut—rough concrete—but the name stuck for other reasons.

It was characterized by walls so abrasive they could rip your arm open. Happily, this technique is no longer in vogue, but many architects, especially the starchitects, still build blank walls where they least belong.

My old professor, the Spaniard Rafael Moneo, is probably the leading blank wall composer, a veritable Copland of Concrete. In his studios, like all of my architecture-school studios, nobody ever talked about how buildings need to give life to the sidewalk.

We did discuss such things as a façade’s thickness and depth—“sickness and death,” in Moneo’s formidable accent—but these were architectonic qualities, not practical ones. Most architecture schools still promote an intellectual and artistic sensibility that has little patience for such mundane questions as whether a building will sustain pedestrian activity.

This issue was the subject of a now famous exchange that took place at the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival between Frank Gehry and a prominent audience member, Fred Kent. Kent, who runs the Project for Public Spaces, pointedly asked Gehry why so many “iconic” buildings by star architects fail to give life to the streets and sidewalks around them. Gehry, who was once quoted as saying “I don’t do context,” claimed to be above this criticism, but Kent didn’t buy it. I wasn’t there, so we’ll let The Atlantic’s James Fallows tell the rest:

But the questioner asked one more time, and Gehry did something I found simply incredible and unforgettable. “You are a pompous man,” he said—and waved his hand in a dismissive gesture, much as Louis XIV might have used to wave away some offending underling. He was unmistakably shooing or waving the questioner away from the microphone, as an inferior—again, in a gesture hardly ever seen in post-feudal times.

Gehry was clearly having a bad day, but his imperiousness is worth recounting as a metaphor for some of his work—not all, but some. Kent was no doubt recalling his son Ethan’s visit to Gehry’s masterpiece, the Guggenheim Bilbao, an experience he describes in the Project for Public Spaces website’s “Hall of Shame.” After failing to find the front door and taking note of the treeless, depopulated plaza, Ethan observed a mugging, something he later learned was common there. He adds, “In the span of 10 minutes that we spent around the museum, I witnessed the first mugging of my life—and I’ve lived my entire life in New York City.”

Robberies are no longer very common in New York, but the same goes for Bilbao—except for certain problem places. That one of these places enfronts the Guggenheim is partly Gehry’s fault, the outcome of a landscape (more of a landscrape) conceived as a tabula rasa to show off the building to its best effect. Gehry is actually perfectly capable of contributing to attractive, engaging landscapes—as he has done in Chicago’s Millennium Park—but he rarely does so with his buildings, most of which do not reward proximity. His Disney Hall, in Los Angeles, has about 1500 feet of perimeter, perhaps 1000 feet of which is blank wall of the most slippery sort.

But it’s a concert hall, you say… it needs to have blank walls. Well, take a stroll around the Paris Opera, or even Boston’s Symphony Hall, and let’s talk again. These older buildings’ facades are awash in engaging detail, so that even their blank walls don’t feel blank. Walking next to them is a pleasure.

This discussion reminds me of a wonderful set of drawings by Leon Krier, in which he shows two buildings side by side from three different distances. From far away, we can see that one is a classical palace, the other a modernist glass cube. The palace has its base, middle, and top, while the glass cube is articulated with the horizontal and vertical lines of its large, reflective windows.

As we get closer, the palace reveals its doors, windows, and cornice, while the glass cube remains the same as before: horizontal and vertical lines. Zooming in to just a few paces away, we now observe the palace’s decorative string course, window frames, and the rafter-tails supporting the eaves. Our view of the glass cube is unchanged and mute. We have walked a great distance to its front door but received no reward.

Krier presents these drawings as a powerful argument against modernism. But this is not merely a question of style. Any architectural style—except minimalism, I suppose—is capable of providing those medium- and small-scale details that engage people as they approach and walk by.

The high-tech Pompidou Center, by celebrating its mechanical systems on its exterior, gives life to one of the most successful public spaces in Paris. What matters is not whether the details were crafted by a stone carver or a cold extruder, but whether they exist at all. Too many contemporary architects fail to understand this point, or understand it but don’t care.

But a preponderance of human-scaled detail is still not enough if a streetscape lacks variety. However delicate and lovely a building façade, there is little to entice a walker past 500 feet of it. As Jane Jacobs noted, “Almost nobody travels willingly from sameness to sameness and repetition to repetition, even if the physical effort required is trivial.”

Getting the scale of the detail right is only half the battle; what matters even more is getting the scale of the buildings right, so that each block contains as many different buildings as reasonably possible. Only in this way will the pedestrian be rewarded with the continuously unfolding panorama that comes from many hands at work.

This fact seems to be lost on the vast majority of architects, especially the big names, whose unspoken goal is to claim as much territory as possible for their trademarked signature, even if it means a numbingly repetitive streetscape. It is rarely taught in architecture schools, where there persists a deep misunderstanding of the difference between city planning and architecture, such that most urban design projects are seen as an opportunity to create a single humongous building. Design superstars like Rem Koolhaas, in their giddy celebration of “bigness,” have adopted this confusion as doctrine.

To be fair, egotism and the desire for celebrity are only partly responsible for this orientation. It also comes from an insistence on intellectual honesty. Just as a building supposedly bears the obligation to be “of its time,” it must also be “of its author.” For the designer of a large structure to pretend to be many different designers is to falsify the historical record, especially since the modern myth of the genius architect insists that every designer’s personal style is as unique as his fingerprint.

I still remember (how could I not) the critic at my architectural-school thesis final review who said, “I don’t understand: your two buildings seem to have been designed by two different architects.” My fantasy-world response, twenty years after the fact: “Why, thank you, sir.”

Speck’s book came out on November 13. You can order it on Amazon. For more from the book, see also our first and second excerpts. Speck will also be appearing at Politics & Prose this Saturday.

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Breakfast links: Delayed service

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More streetcars, maybe late

DC is buying another streetcar from Oregon Iron Works, but there is some worry that the company might fall behind on the 2 cars it’s supposed to deliver by next August. (WBJ)

Can you hear me now?

The company that’s bringing cell phone service to Metro is having financial trouble and may not make an October 16 deadline to have service in Metro’s underground areas. (Examiner)

Golf course to buildings?

The owner of Reston National Golf Course, which happens to be right next to 2 Silver Line stations, wants to know if it can build something in place of the golf course. Many residents (and Tom Jackman) aren’t keen on the idea. (Post)

The man who’d fix Southwest

Misguided architects and planners turned Southwest from a solid though somewhat suffering rowhouse neighborhood into an excessively “masculine” superblock wasteland. Vancouver architect Bing Thom is working hard to repair it, but this time, the change will come by adapting existing structures and filling in spaces rather than forcibly tearing anything down. (City Paper)

Safer than that

Some reports make walking look unsafe in DC, but traffic fatalities and pedestrian deaths are on the decline, though there is still work to be done. (d.ish)

@Bikeshare gets 5 stars

Capital Bikeshare got 5 stars in a comparison of bikeshare operators’ Twitter usage; the account replies to others and tweets bad news as well as good. With 5,374 followers, it’s 3rd among operators worldwide. (Suprageography)

NY (heart) biking

Two-thirds of New Yorkers like bike lanes, despite tabloid reporters’ and even New York Times reporters’ spin that casts biking as fringe or bikeshare as thus-far-unpopular. (Streetsblog, Ben Ross)

And…

Here’s what a DC taxi smart meter looks like. (DCist) … Montgomery County adds enforcement cameras to school buses. (Patch) … Do you think DC’s tap water tastes different than bottled? (DCist) … Building single-family houses on a roof? (Grist)

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Breakfast links: Improvements

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Fares will increase less

Thanks to an improving economy and cost-cutting measures, Metro riders will likely have to shoulder a smaller fare increase than initially thought. (Examiner)

Now you see Silver, now you don’t

Governor Bob McDonnell had offered $300 million to help pay for the Silver Line but now he refuses to pay a dime. Phase II might not get built, and if it does, tolls will have to rise substantially. (Post)

From parking to high rises

Once dominated by parking lots, the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood has seen nine high rises built, with a dozen more on the way.  New restaurants have attracted more people to an area that now feels safer. (Post)

See ideas for the Mall

The Mall redesign competition has chosen its finalists.  You can see the designs this week at the Smithsonian Castle and Museum of American History but they aren’t online

or on the competition website. (Post)

Modify the Ike memorial?

The Eisenhower Memorial commission should ask Gehry to modify the design, and scale down the memorial to become part of a park instead of dominating, says Roger Lewis. But a Post editorial says full speed ahead. (Post)

Hard to grab lunch in Anacostia

By highlighting race, Marion Barry distracted from an otherwise valid point that it’s tough to find a decent lunch in Anacostia. The low density of the surrounding neighborhood hampers retail development. (R. U. Seriousing Me?)  (Tip: @ruSERIOUSINGme)

A city that still sleeps

2 restaurants recently opened in the U Street corridor with late night hours, but have now scaled back. They hoped the influx of new residents is turning DC into a 24-hour city, but it appears that time hasn’t quite yet come. (Post)

Brutal preservation

Washington’s Third Church historic preservation debate has echoes in a New York suburb whose Brutalist county office building suffers from leaks, mold, and bad ventilation. (NYT, Ben Ross)  (Tip: Ben Ross)

And…

Metro wants members for its Accessibility Advisory Committee. (Post) … DDOT is now caught up on bike lane installation, or is it really? (d.ish) … A PA bus driver blocked a road to stop a driver who was fleeing after hitting a cyclist. (Post via WashCycle)

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Breakfast links: What’s historic?

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Taller can still be historic

The HPRB will consider the Hine project on Thursday. Neighborhood opponents want to make most aspects shorter, but the Historic Preservation Office thinks a tall(ish) building isn’t so bad. (Housing Complex)

Not historic enough, says HPO

Historic Preservation staff are recommending against designating the Market Deli at 1st and L, SE as a historic landmark. They say it’s typical of a historic period, but not exceptional enough to be a landmark. (JDLand)

Arlington GOP opposes CaBi

The Arlington GOP is now railing against Capital Bikeshare, claiming that the 8 parking spaces removed for 4 stations will cost Arlington revenue while ignoring the revenue from CaBi. (TheWashCycle) … Why can’t Arlington have a Republican leader like Pat Mara?

Some Maryland officials support TOD only in theory

Maryland’s housing agency is moving to New Carrollton as Governor O’Malley keeps his smart growth promises. Comptroller Peter Franchot says he supports TOD, but he’s more concerned with keeping Anne Arundel County drivers happy. (Citybizlist)

Orange plays race card in final weekend

Vincent Orange started distributing a racially-charged flyer in black neighborhoods that says, “He walks like us. He talks like us.” (Post) … Nobody really knows who’s going to win tomorrow. (Post)

Paying drivers to avoid traffic

DDOT is offering 2,000 drivers $50 a month to avoid the New York Avenue bridge during construction. Is spending $100,000 a month to encourage people to switch modes a good idea? Won’t traffic congestion be a strong and cheaper incentive? (WAMU)

DC USA gets more stores

Modell’s, DSW, and Panera Bread will fill much of the remaining space at DC USA. But will Columbia Heights have independent retailers? Some space is set aside for local or minority business, some of which is leased to a Peruvian restaurant and an IHOP franchisee. (Post)

Bus stop proximity by income

Bus riders have shorter walks to the bus stop in DC’s high-income neighborhoods than in its low-income neighborhoods.  One explanation might be that the city’s densest neighborhoods, where transit service is also the densest, are rarely low-income. (Human Transit)

And…

Arlington businesses are frustrated about new and uncertain sign rules (Examiner) … More Montgomery county employees are getting free vehicles that they can also take home (Examiner) … Third Church has picked an architect to design a successor to their Brutalist structure. (Post)

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Remember When the ‘Deep State’ Didn’t Exist?

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Bill Gates pierde el número 2 del mundo en ranking de más ricos

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Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump, to visit Washington next week

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and the two leaders reconfirmed they will meet in Washington on Nov. 13 at Trump's invitation, Turkish officials said.

          

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Vikings WR Thielen not expected to play Sunday

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is not expected to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys because of a strained hamstring, according to NFL Network. Thielen missed the Vikings' Oct. 24 victory over the Washington Redskins with the same injury, and returned this past weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. Thielen has 27 receptions this season for 391 yards and six touchdowns, already the second most in a season in his career after his nine TDs last season.
          

Meet Washington County’s new sheriff, Joel Cochran

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Joel Cochran wins the Washington County Sheriff’s seat after 52 percent of votes from residents SANDERSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Washington County has a new sheriff in town. Tuesday, Washington County residents elected a new sheriff to serve the community. This comes after Thomas Smith, the former sheriff, died this past summer. Joel Cochran is basking […]

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Fact Checking Trump’s California Wildfire Tweets

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President Donald Trump is scorching the facts about California’s wildfires.

The president in recent tweets blamed California and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom for the fires because of state forest management practices and said California’s fires were too expensive and worse than in other states. In fact, the fires were not raging mostly in forests. The bulk of California’s forests are also federally managed, and other parts of the U.S. are burning even more.

Four university professors who study fires and the environment faulted the president’s Sunday tweets to varying degrees.

TRUMP: “Every year, as the fire’s rage & California burns, it is the same thing—and then he (Newsom) comes to the Federal Government for $$$ help. No more. Get your act together Governor. You don’t see close to the level of burn in other states.”

THE FACTS: Not true. There are far fewer acres burned in California than other places, like Alaska.

So far this year, slightly more than 266,000 acres (108,000 hectares) of California have burned in more than 7,700 fires. That’s fewer than in recent years for California, but the fires command attention because they are close to people.

While Alaska has had only 700 fires, it has lost 2.57 million acres (1.04 million hectares) to wildfires this year, more than nine times as much as California, according to statistics from the National Interagency Fire Center.

The Great Basin, Southern, and Southwestern regions have all had more than 440,000 acres (180,000 hectares) burned this year, far more than California.

“Fire is increasing everywhere because of climate change, but the impacts on people are more directly observable in California because of its population and wealth,” said LeRoy Westerling, a fire expert at the University of California, Merced.

California did have the most acres burned in 2018, but Montana and Nevada had more acres burned in 2017 and Oklahoma had the most acreage burned in 2016, while Alaska and Washington had more in 2015, according to fire center statistics.

TRUMP: “The Governor of California, @GavinNewsom, has done a terrible job of forest management. I told him from the first day we met he must ‘clean’ his forest floors, regardless of what his bosses, the environmentalists, DEMAND of him. Must also do burns and cut fire stoppers.”

THE FACTS:

Read more: https://fortune.com/2019/11/06/trump-tweet-about-california-wildfires-fact-checking/


          

Erdogan potvrdil schůzku s Trumpem. Prezidenti se setkají za týden ve Washingtonu

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Study discovers unhealthy diet as threat to good gut bacteria

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Study discovers unhealthy diet as threat to good gut bacteria

Washington: A new study reveals the fact that the evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that helps in digestion. It explores the variation and evolution of ‘Prevotella copri’, a common human gut microbe. The fact is evident due to the study on bacteria found …

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Mississippi rated fattest state in America

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Washington: Mississippi has been found to be the most obese state in the US according to new findings that drew on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to personal finance site WalletHub’ s ‘2019’s the Fattest States in America’ report, Mississippi was rated the fattest state in America, mainly due to …

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Clitoris plays a part in reproduction: Study

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Clitoris plays a part in reproduction: Study

Washington: A recent study claims that the female clitoris is vital for the reproduction process. The review notes that stimulating the clitoris activates the brain to cause a combination of changes in the female reproductive tract that creates its readiness to receive and process sperm to achieve possible fertilisation of the egg. These include enhancement …

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‘The Eternals’ halts production post finding unidentified object

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Washington D.C. [USA]: Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden’s highly-anticipated film, ‘The Eternals’ faced a minor hiccup after an unidentified object was found on the sets. The cast was not present in the area of the Canary Islands where the object was found, according to Entertainment Tonight, reported People magazine. Taking to Twitter, a producer for …

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Affirmative-action measure Referendum 88 continues to trail, but many King County votes still to be tallied

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OLYMPIA — Washington voters continue to reject affirmative action, with Wednesday’s vote count showing statewide Referendum 88 still trailing. But with an estimated 277,000 votes still to be counted from King County — where the measure is passing by more than 20 points — supporters of affirmative action hope to find enough votes to reverse the outcome. After […]
          

Debra Stephens elected as new chief justice of Supreme Court

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Justice Debra Stephens has been elected by her fellow members of the Washington Supreme Court to be chief justice next year. Stephens, 54, will replace current Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst, who announced last month she will retire from the high court in January to focus on her health as she fights […]
          

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A U.S. diplomat texted Ukraine a script for their president to say about the Biden investigation

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A U.S. diplomat texted Ukraine a script for their president to say about the Biden investigationMore revelations pertaining to the congressional impeachment inquiry flowed Tuesday after House committees released two more transcripts of testimony from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker, the former special representative to Ukraine.Volker also supplied text messages to House investigators, which included an exchange he had with Andrey Yermak, one of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's top aides. In the message, Volker sent Yermak what was more or less a script of what Washington wanted Zelensky to publicly announce about Kyiv's investigations into both the gas company Burisma -- where former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter once served on the board -- for corruption and Ukrainian politicians for interfering in U.S. politics and the 2016 presidential election.Volker's message says nothing about military aid being withheld in exchange for launching investigations and, therefore, doesn't bring to light any specific quid pro quo, but it does highlight the Trump administration's commitment to convincing Kyiv to get the probe going. > WOW: Kurt Volker TEXTED to a top Ukrainian official the script they wanted Zelensky to read to announce the Burisma (i.e. Biden)/2016 election investigaitons. > > The latest:https://t.co/g9bkSdlarw > > The text: pic.twitter.com/GpQPSiBrDw> > -- Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 5, 2019



          

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Teaching the veterans of the future

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Brodie Helms lays thank-you cards made by his classmates at Discovery School at the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C., last November.

Those of us reading this article know what a veteran is. We know that a veteran is someone who served in the armed forces and has since been discharged or retired from the military. However, how many of us have stopped to teach our children what a veteran is?
I am lucky – my job is my passion. My children have grown up knowing about duty, honor and country. Even so, I still feel I fall short in teaching my children about our country, our patriotism and the men and women who preserve our freedoms.


          

Carnival Elation Captain and Crew Recognized With Afras Humanitarian Assistance Award

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Acknowledges incredible bravery for daring maritime rescue of a fishing boat during Hurricane Irma
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WASHINGTON, September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Captain Gaetano Gigliotti and the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Elation have been recognized with the Cruise Line Humanitarian Assistance Award from the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS), an organization whose mission is to provide worldwide support and assistance to volunteer maritime rescue services and recognize and honor extraordinary maritime rescues.


          

Seaper Powers: The Movie 12/13/19

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Seaper Powers: The Movie Friday, 12/13/2019 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm South Point Park 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Florida 33139 Website Cost: 0 South Florida, you’re invited to join us in celebrating the world premiere of Seaper Powers:
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$10k Signing Bonus for Soundview Veterinary Hospital DVM! Growing and Need1-2 New DVMs on the Team! | Soundview Veterinary Hospital - People, Pets and Vets

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MLB Rumors: Here’s ‘Realistic’ Contract Offer Anthony Rendon Might Accept

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US believes reports Turkey misused US-supplied weapons in Syria incursion are 'credible'

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The US is investigating whether Turkey violated agreements with Washington about the use of US-provided weapons and equipment, including whether Ankara improperly transferred US-supplied weapons to its proxies in Syria, groups that some US officials say may have committed war crimes as part of the Turkish-led incursion targeting America's Kurdish allies.

          

Buyer's Guide for Employee Safety Devices Introduced to the Hospitality Industry

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CHICAGO (May 1, 2019) - Hospitality Technology Next Generation's (HTNG's) Staff Alert Technology Workgroup, in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), releases a Device Buyer's Guide to point hospitality companies in the right direction whether at the start or during the process of device adoption.

This publication is a 30-page Staff Alert Device Buyer's Guide which organizes a plethora of questions to consider for companies who may be contemplating solution providers to partner with for the deployment of on-property staff alert technology.

The HTNG workgroup was led by Chairs Parminder Batra, co-founder and CEO of TraknProtect and Nicole Fessler, director of risk management at White Lodging.

"Created with extensive feedback from hoteliers, property management group and suppliers, the HTNG Staff Alert Vendors Guide represents a highly effective resource for developing vendor RFI or RFPs and to realize the best solution to support their employee's security," said Batra.

"Our announcement of the 5-Start Promise was an unprecedented show of unity within the hospitality industry, prioritizing the safety and security of the more than eight million employees and millions of guests that our industry supports," said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. "As we approach the one-year anniversary of that commitment, we are shifting our focus to the challenging, but critical process of implementation. This dedicated resource will aid many hoteliers working to reach that next phase."

There are potentially thousands of hotels who may need to select and deploy solutions to meet unique requirements and diverse environments. Workgroup members have developed this buyer's guide to assist hoteliers, from general or operations management to corporate brand executives, in building a Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Proposal (RFP) for their hotel property, portfolio or brand. The objective of this guide is to assist the procurement team with identifying the most relevant questions, and to allow the development of the tailored RFI or RFP for their property or brand.

Similar to HTNG's Staff Alert Technology Workgroup, AHLA leads a task force of industry participants to begin the process of outlining an implementation framework. This Staff Alert Device Buyer's Guide is released in conjunction with the AHLA Safety Summit, taking place today in Washington D.C.

The partnership with AHLA was a natural fit with the industry's commitment to the 5-Star Promise, a pledge to provide hotel employees across the U.S. with employee safety devices (ESDs) and commit to enhanced policies, trainings and resources that together are aimed at enhancing hotel safety, including preventing and responding to sexual harassment and assault. The organizations, HTNG and AHLA, are committed to continue working together to back the 5-Star Promise and deliver positive results to the hospitality industry.

To download the Staff Alert Device Buyer's Guide, click here.

 

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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

 

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

 

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.


          

China encamina la mayor alianza económica de libre comercio del mundo sin EE.UU.

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Los lideres del ASEAN en la primera sesión de la cumbre en Bangkok, REUTERSCumbre de ASEAN en Bankgok, REUTERS

La cumbre de la Asociación de Naciones del Sudeste Asiático se lleva a cabo en Bangkok y se produce sin la presencia de Donald Trump que había sido especialmente invitado y con el régimen chino ocupando todo el espacio y camino a coronar en este foro la alianza económica de libre comercio más grande del mundo.

 

La ASEAN, un bloque defensor del liberalismo económico y que ha sido crítico de las políticas proteccionistas aplicadas por Estados Unidos, abrió el encuentro con la celebración de la sesión plenaria de los países miembros, a la que las sesiones con China y una delegación de bajo perfil despachada por EE.UU. Beijing, en cambio, envió a su primer ministro Li Keqiang a una cita en la que apuesta cuotas de enorme influencia.

 

El largo enfrentamiento comercial entre estas dos potencias mundiales y sus efectos sobre la economía global es uno los temas centrales de la cumbre. El ciclo de crecimiento planetario se ralentizó debido a ese enfrentamiento según dictaminó el Fondo Monetario Internacional y el Banco Mundial. El ministro filipino de Comercio, Ramón López, reconoció a la prensa que las medidas aplicadas por Washington y Beijing "afectan de manera negativa al crecimiento económico" de su país y el resto de las naciones.

 

El plato fuerte del foro de Bangkok y al que hay que prestar especial atención es la tercera ronda de negociaciones de líderes de la Asociación Económica Integral Regional (RCEP) donde se marcha a concretar la firma de un megatratado de libre comercio que aunaría a más de un tercio de la economía mundial. La República Popular ha venido ocupando foros alrededor del mundo reclamando la liberación del intercambio comercial y repudiando el proteccionismo de Washington.

 

China es el integrante más poderoso y principal impulsor del RCEP, que también incluye a Australia, Corea del Sur, Japón, India, Nueva Zelanda. A ellos se unan los diez miembros de la ASEAN, formada por Birmania, Brunéi, Camboya, Filipinas, Indonesia, Laos, Malasia, Singapur, Tailandia y Vietnam. El ministro filipino precisó que 15 de las naciones han mostrado su completa conformidad al pacto negociado, pero que todavía "esperan a un país". No lo dijo pero se refería a la India que ha tenido suspicacias respecto a la influencia creciente de China.

 

La importancia de ese convenio lo dan los números. El RCEP, cuyas negociaciones se iniciaron de manera formal en la ASEAN de 2012 celebrada en Camboya, engloba una población de 3.400 millones de personas -el 47 % de la población mundial- y un Producto Interior Bruto de 22,6 billones de dólares, superior a EE.UU. y el 32,2 % del PIB mundial. También aglutina el 29 % del comercio mundial y el 32,5 % de la inversión mundial.

 

A pesar de los grandes datos que presenta el megatratado, las negociaciones han sido lentas y complicadas y desde hace ya cinco años las dirigentes políticos de las naciones implicadas aseguran reiteradamente estar cerca de alcanzar un acuerdo, para al final postergarlo al año siguiente.

 

Entre los obstáculos que han impedido el avance, se encuentran precisamente los temores de Nueva Delhi a que el RCEP acabe dañando la manufactura local e India se vea inundada por productos fabricados en China. Beijing sugirió a fin de avanzar con el acuerdo dejar que India se asocie en una etapa posterior del RCEP.

 

La ausencia de Trump en una cumbre de este significado, no sorprendió a los analistas. El presidente norteamericano, en una de sus primeras gestiones tras llegar a la Casa Blanca, anuló la participación de EE.UU. en un acuerdo tras-pacífico que impulsó el ex presidente Barack Obama. Esa iniciativa pretendía aislar comercialmente a China. Un dato del desdén de la Casa Blanca, es que en la delegación que envió a Bangkok figura el ministro de Comercio Wilbur Ross pero también su asesor de seguridad nacional Robert O´Brien. La decisión de Trump de bajar el perfil de esta cumbre, liberó al gigante asiático para aumentar su influencia en la región e insistir en asumirse como el adalid del libre comercio arrebatando esa bandera a Washington.

 

Además de los asuntos económicos, la agenda de la cumbre también incluye asuntos de seguridad, sanidad, desarrollo de la región o medidas destinadas a combatir la contaminación y la lucha contra cambio climático, entre otros temas.

 


          

12 Luxury Goods That Are Cheaper at Costco

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When you think about shopping at Costco, bulk groceries and household supplies typically come to mind. You don't necessarily think about making a run to the warehouse club if you're looking to buy a designer watch or you need to re-up your stash of high-end skin cream. However, you could be missing out on huge savings. Costco stocks a limited selection of luxury goods at discounted prices both in-store and online.

We scoured the aisles at a Washington, D.C.-area Costco location and clicked around on Costco.com to see which luxury goods were available to members. Then, we compared the warehouse club's price against the manufacturer's suggested retail price for each item. Take a look at our surprising list of a dozen luxury items that are cheaper at Costco.

SEE ALSO: 16 Worst Things to Buy at Warehouse Clubs


          

The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees

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If you spent your career in the military, you've probably lived all over the U.S. and around the world. But before you put down roots in retirement, find out how much of your hard-earned pension will be taxed. You'll pay tax to the federal government on military retirement pay that's based on age or length of service (disability pensions might not be taxed). With state taxes, though, it isn't always so clear.

Many states provide special tax breaks for military retirees or for retirement income in general. And, of course, some states don't even have an income tax. But some other states aren't so generous when it comes to helping retired veterans at tax time.

We've identified 9 states, and Washington, D.C., with not-too-friendly tax rules for military pensions. These states may tax at least part of your pension, and some tax the entire amount. We've listed the least tax-friendly of these states first. Take a look.

SEE ALSO: Best States for Low Taxes: 50 States Ranked for Taxes, 2019


          

Stone Trial Opens With Information Indicating Donald Trump May Have Lied to Robert Mueller

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Roger Stone is on trial, and the proceedings are bad news for President Donald Trump, with federal prosecutors citing evidence that suggests Trump might have lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. And that sort of lying can be a crime. The trial kicked off on Wednesday at a federal courthouse in Washington, DC, with a […]
          

New Report Catalogues “Unprecedented” Government Monitoring of Citizens Online

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The “unregulated spaces of social media platforms” are increasingly serving as “instruments for political distortion,” according to a new analysis from the democracy watchdog Freedom House, leading the group to conclude for the ninth consecutive year that global internet and digital media freedom has declined. The Washington, DC-based free expression and research nonprofit has been […]
          

Pediatric Physician | Providence Health & Services

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Happy Consumers Drive Solid Economy, Though Potential Downturn Still Looms

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There have been a lot of economic reports and events over the last couple of weeks: the third-quarter gross domestic product report, jobs report, Federal Reserve action, potential movement on a China trade deal, new records in equity markets and on and on. One of the most telling, however, may have been an editorial in the Washington Post over the weekend that included the comments:
          

Hershey's Part-Time Retail Sales Merchandiser (Washington D.C.)

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Зоряні війни: Скайвокер. Сходження художній фiльм 1t

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Зоряні війни: Скайвокер. Сходження художній фiльм 1t Дивитися фiльм Зоряні війни: Скайвокер. Сходження Дивитися фiльм Зоряні війни: Скайвокер. Сходження Дивитися фiльм Зоряні війни: Скайвокер. Сходження Фльм отримав назву "Сходження Скайвокера". Це завершальний роздл саги про Скайвокерв. Дя вдбуваться за рк псля подй восьмого епзоду "Останн джеда". Геро зткнуться з найбльшим Дев'ятий епзод космчно опери "Зорян вйни" отримав назву "Сходження Скайвокера". Фльм буде останньою частиною саги про Скайвокерв. У мереж з'явився перший тизер дев'ятого епзоду фантастично кносер "Зорян вйни". Фльм отримав назву "Сходження Скайвокера". Це завершальний роздл саги про Скайвокерв. Дя вдбуваться за рк псля подй восьмого епзоду "Останн джеда". Геро зткнуться з найбльшим злом, за сюжетом. Люк Скайуокер - один з головних геров "Зоряних вон", джедай, син Енакина Скайуокера (Дарта Вейдера). Старший брат Ле Органи. "Зорян вйни" - фантастична кноепопея, створена режисером Джорджем Лукасом. 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Це чудове поднання науки та фантастики,розповв Чарльз псля перегляду картини. Мй батько був завжди великим шанувальником Зоряних вйн Глобальний ентузазм, що виник навколо Зоряних вйн,свдченням сили кно, яке згуртову людей у класичнй боротьб Добра проти Зла. Голос Америки. (Передрук з Голосу Америки). Завтра 29. вт. 30 жовтня 30. ср. 31 жовтня 31. чт. 1 листопада 1. пт. 2 листопада 2 У кно. Родина Адамсв. анмаця, комедя, жахи, фентез, США, Великобританя, Канада, 2019. Купити. Колдунья: Владычица тьмы. приключения, семейный, фэнтези, США, 2019. Купити Звездные войны: Скайвокер. Восхождение. Кно. Купити. Афша. Кно. Нчне життя. Концерти. "Зорян вйни - Епзод IX. Сходження Скайвокера": що вдомо про нову частину кносаги (вдео). 14:29, 15 квтня 2019 У неканончних книгахкомксах "Зоряних вйн" у Ситхв була здатнсть перетворювати примар сили в свох рабв, а це дозволя повернути Дарта Вейдера, як ми пам'ятамо, псля смерт вн став джедайським привидом у вигляд Скайвокера. 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Прокат з Залишилося: 56 днв Дев'ятий епзод епосу Зорян Вйни розповсть сторю Скайвокерв, що трива понад 40 рокв, та дасть вдповд на вс загадки. Культов геро, ункальн свти, захоплив подорож на край Всесвтуприголомшливий фнал! Дивться сьогодн,24 жовтня Театральна, 22 Кнопалац Копернк вул. Коперника, 9 Кнопалац м. Довженка вул. Червоно Калини, 81. . Супергеро, зорян вйни ---- Телефони ---- Шпигуни -- Стрибуни, фтболи -- Трансформери ---- Тоботи трансформери Ггнадогляд Гаджети для дтей -- Годинники -- Дитяч колонки -- Навушники дитяч Дитяч коляски взочки -- Аксесуари для взочкв колясок ---- Вкладка у коляску взочок ---- Дощовик на коляску взочок - Nobi конструктор -- Penguins -- Plus-Plus -- Trash -- Winx -- Автомобл, транспорт -- Арктика -- Банчемс -- Будвельники, спецтехнка, мсто -- Вйськов -- Велик детал -- Голчастий конструктор жачок -- Дерев'яний конструктор -- Для двчат -- Для маленьких нженерв -- Дослдники -- Електронн. Якщо Рося почне вйну, то пде до Ла-Маншу - Сергй Згурець. Толерантнсть : як людин перестати бути "заручником". Без хамствапринижень, але з звльненнями: що у Зеленського придумали з новим Трудовим кодексом. "Зорян вйни: Скайвокер. Сходження". Фнальний укранський трейлер. Дев'ятий епзод улюблено саги. У кно з 19.12.2019 22 October at 01:55 . "Зорян вйни: Скайвокер. Сходження". Фнальний укранський трейлер. Дев'ятий епзод улюблено саги. У кно з 19.12.2019. . Зорян Вйни: скайвокер. Сходження. Фнальний трейлер (укранський) HD.Дата старту: 19.12.2019 Формат: 3DIMAX 3D4DX 3D Кра загрузка Опис фльму: Протягом тридцяти рокв Нова Республка, яка повстала з уламкв мпер, снувала вдносно стабльно. Дарт Вейдермператор загинули у виршальнй битв,все ж це не означало, що у Ново республки зовсм не залишилося ворогв. Джеда-блукач мають намр завдати чергового удару побез того крихкому свту. У зв'язку з цим близько семи тисяч джедав тренуються в спецальному табор, який розташований на територ мста Беспине. Фльм Сходження Юптер, створений Енд Ланою Вачовск, належить до друго категор. Чесно кажучи, я вважаю, що Вачовск не зняли нчого путнього з часв Матриц 1999 року, яка стала справжнм проривом у кнематограф. (Також варто вдзначити чудову кримнальну драму Звязок, зняту ними за три роки до Матриц). Дивитися Дже ДА. Вони дорг в HD онлайн вд телеканалу 2+2. Дивться ДжеДА. Вони дорг повний вдеоархв всх серйсезонв онлайн в гарнй якост на 1+1 video 12 07 2019. ДЖЕДА. Машина розганяться до 100 клометрв за 4 секунди. Вийшов фнальний трейлер першого спн-офу в стор кновсесвту Зоряних вон . — Укрнформ В трейлер, зокрема, можна вперше побачити в кадр героя Мадса Мккельсена, який гра батька Джин Ерсо (Фелст Джонс), причетного до будвництва Зрки Смерт. Крм того, тональнсть фльму, якщо судити за трейлером, попри вс перезйомки, не дуже змнилася. Вн обця масштабний вонний проект, що його втлював вд початку режисер Гарет Едвардс. Фльм розповда про под, як передували четвертому епзоду Зоряних вон Картина Вигнанець-один: Зорян вйни. стор вийде в укранський прокат 15 грудня 2016 року. Кадр з фльму "Зорян вйни: Вигнанець". Актуально. Студя Disney оприлюднила фнальний трейлер фльму "Зорян вйни: Скайвокер. Сходження" (Star Wars: Episode IX. The Rise of Skywalker). Ввторок, 22 жовтня 2019, 13:59 Також у фльм зявляться чимало нових геров. Режисером девятого епзоду виступив Дж. Дж. Абрамс. Також був опублкований новий постер фльму В Укран премра стрчки вдбудеться 19 грудня 2019 року. Ранше студя Disney представила перший трейлер сералу Мандалорець (The Mandalorian), знятого за всесвтом Зоряних вон. Куховарська книга з рецептами страв з Зоряних вон буде опублкована в листопад 2019 року. Теги: Звездные войны, трейлер. Яндекс. Знайти. Пошук У Миколав полцейський автомобль зткнувся з мкроавтобусом. Новое Время (НВ) 02:51. Головне. Бльше мльйона осб вийшло на протести в Чил. Зорян вйни: Останн джеда. Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (57) Але що станеться, коли вона зустрнеться з диним живим лицарем-джедам - Люком Скайвокером? Кайло Рен перейшов на Темну сторону Силивбив власного батька, зайнявши високу позицю в Першому Орден. Але куди приведуть його невгамовн амбц, подарован у спадок грзним ддом Дартом Вейдером? Ситуаця загостриться ще бльше, коли мати Кайло, лдер Опору Лея, разом з По, Фнном BB-8 приступить до ново мс. Коментар(16). Олександр8:42. Шкода що нема передзамовлень DetLoki14:56 погано що в 3д знову темно поршива яксть на 2д ще сходивби. Люс20:02. Фльм дуже крутий Новий ролик. На конвент D23 показали ексклюзивний рол дев'ятй глави "Зоряних вон", яку знма Дж. Дж. Абрамс. Синопсис: Дев'ятий епзод епосу розповсть сторю Скайвокерв, що трива бльше 40 рокв,дасть вдповд на вс загадки. Культов геро, ункальн свти, захоплююч подорож на край Всесвтуприголомшливий фнал! У фльм знялися Дейз Рдл, Адам Драйвер, Джон Бойга, Оскар Айзек, Люпта Нонго, Доналл Глсон, Келл Мер Трен, Марк Гемлл, Кер Рассел та нш. Прем'ра в Укран19 грудня. Тег: трейлер. Юрий Шевченко 26 серпня 2019. вул. Хрещатик, 38. Розклад сеансв. Retroville SOON Зорян вйни. Скайвокер. Сходження. Розклад сеансв. Ср, 18 грудня Фльм в прокат до .2019. Натиснть на час сеансу, щоб обрати мсця. SkyMall Зорян вйни. Скайвокер. Сходження. нформаця про фльм. Вк: 12+ (Попередньо). Старше 12 рокв, або у супровод батькв чи опкунв. Оригнальна назва: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Режисер: Дж. 14+. Зорян вйни: Епзод 7. Крана: США. Рк виходу: 2015 Чаклунка: повелителька темряви. Добрий день! Яка вкова категоря фльму? Наталя, 17.10.2019. РОДИНА АДАМСВ. Добрый вечер! До какого числа будет показываться Семейка Адамс? Спасибо! Дарья, 16.10.2019. ДЖОКЕР. У вас в прокат будет фильм Ирландец Мартина Скорцезе? Владислав, 14.10.2019. ЗАХАР БЕРКУТ. До якого числа? Вечрн сеанси будуть? рина, 12.10.2019. ЗАХАР БЕРКУТ. Пдкажть будь ласка скльки длиться Захар Беркут? Нкта, 11.10.2019. Т. Добрый вечер! Скажите, мультфильм т до какого числа будет идти? Наталья, 07.10.2019. Login. Username. "Зорян вйни - Епзод IX. Сходження Скайвокера": що вдомо про нову частину кносаги (вдео). 14:29, 15 квтня 2019. Зорян вйни - епзод IX: опублковано перший тизер ново частини кносаги. 21:20, 12 квтня 2019. Мер росйського Блгорода вийшов складати присягу пд гмн з Зоряних вон (вдео) У Британ продали лазерний меч Скайвокера з "Зоряних вон" (фото). 12:58, 21 вересня 2018. Керр Фшер з'явиться в нових Зоряних вйнах 12:50 Сент-Етьн - Олександря: онлайн-трансляця матчу Лги вропи. 12:47 Washington Post: Посол Тейлор роками боровся з корупцю в Укран, але Трамп все змнив. 12:46 Украна визнаватиме довдки ОРДЛО про смертьнародження. Рося, Самара - 24 счня 2019. LEGO Зоряних вон. Minifigures Зорян вйни рзн символи. Russian, samara - january 24, 2019. Lego star wars. Minifigures. Рося, Самара - 24 счня 2019. LEGO Зоряних вон. Minifigures Зорян вйни рзн символи. Russian, samara - january 24, 2019. Lego star wars. Minifigures Люк Скайвокер Minifigure. Зорян вйни Landspeeder Lego Kit. Люк Скайвокер Minifigure. нформаця щодо використання. Фотографю "Люк Скайвокер Зорян вйни Lego Minifigure" можна використовувати в особистих цлях згдно з умовами придбано лценз Royalty-free. Зображення доступне для скачування у високй якост з роздльнстю до 2832x4256. Дебб Рейнольдсмати зрки "Зоряних вйн" Керр Фшер, яка померла напередодн.22:13. У США вд серцевого нападу померла одна з легенд "З?
          

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Comment on ‘Whistleblower’ Attorney Warns Rand Paul: You and Trump Will Be Responsible for Any Harm If You Publicize Name by IndigoRed

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Eric Ciaramella. As I've been saying for several days, the whistleblower/ leaker/ spy is Eric Ciaramella. Just this past hour, the Washington Examiner and FOX News have named Eric Ciaramella as the WLS. He's outed now. Every one should know his name.
          

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Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

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WASHINGTON: Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday (Nov 6). Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo ...
          

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Nov 6) said he had hosted successful talks in the White House with representatives of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on a controversial dam being built on the Nile. Trump was mediating in a dispute over Ethiopia's construction of the huge dam which ...
          

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WASHINGTON: The new leader of the Islamic State group is "a nobody" with little apparent reputation but the United States hopes he will be killed soon, a US official said on Wednesday (Nov 6). The group last week announced Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi as its new leader after a US commando ...
          

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WASHINGTON: A push in the US Congress for legislation to support anti government protests in Hong Kong and pressure China to refrain from a violent crackdown faces an array of obstacles, raising questions about the prospect it will ever become law. The fate of the legislation could depend in part ...
          

The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop: Sir Nai’s Geek Tape, Wynne’s “Ego Check,” the Thesis, and More!

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The latest in Portland hip-hop. by Jenni Moore

As I write this column, I’m still coming down from the for-once-not-weed-induced high of seeing Dodgr sell out an unrecognizable Roseland Theater last Saturday. With bill support from regional favorites Maarquii and Blimes & Gab, it was inspiring to see Dodgr set a glimmering precedent for other artists in the city who have hopes of doing the same. Now that we’ve bid Dodgr a fond farewell (for now), let’s dive into what else is new in the scene.

“Ego Check,” Wynne feat. JID 

On October 12, Lake Oswego’s Wynne released “Ego Check,” featuring Dreamville rapper JID, the latest track from Wynne’s forthcoming debut mixtape If I May... (out October 25). And if I may, I’d like to deem this song my new favorite from the blonde-haired MC. The song illustrates the experience of getting (ego) checked before entering a venue, with both rappers confidently talking their shit about where they’re at in their respective careers. Over a simple beat that brings back the classic, vinyl-scratch sound, Wynne delivers some of her best bars in the first verse, opening it up with “I don’t look backsothey ho assnever see my face, okay/Being passive-aggressiveis in my DNA, okay.” Wynne’s sung chorus (“You can’t even get past the fucking bouncer/Who do you know here?”) glides easily above the beat, and then JID’s featured verse is pure fire. One of the most ear-catching lines is when he says, “Tell me what the fuck you niggas talm’bout/I’m tired, might put a Tommy gun in Tomi Lahren’s mouth.” [AIRHORNS] “Ego Check” also includes a short cameo from DJ O.G. ONE, who closes out the song with a nod to Portland: “It’s official, you know what time it is/Rose City.” Wynne also recently revealed the track list and credits for her mixtape, and now I’m dying to hear the rest of it.


Portlandsterdam, Swiggle Mandela

Also on October 25, Portland rapper Swiggle Mandela is dropping Portlandsterdam, an absolute monster of an album (mixtape?)  with 29 tracks. Why so many songs? You might ask. Well, the project is meant to celebrate Swiggle Mandela’s 29 years of life. Opening track “Lit Tonight,” includes a verse from Seattle’s Raz Simone—the only listed feature on the project. There’s also Swiggle’s twerkable lead single “Adobo,” alt-weekly diss track “Dear Willamette Week,” as well as “Dear White Portland” and much, much more. Also on the day of the album’s release, Swiggle Mandela is throwing a release party at Bit House Saloon hosted by Shrista Tyree, with—I kid you not—19 rappers on the bill. (Fri Oct 25, 9 pm, Bit House Saloon, 727 SE Grand, $10-20)


Geek, Sir Nai

ICYMI back in August, Portland-based producer Sir Nai dropped a very cool tape of instrumentals called Geek, following it up with a beat set at the Thesis.  “I called this project Geek simply because I’m called one a lot, usually for the collection of things I own,” Sir Nai says in an email. With just five tracks clocking at under than 12 minutes, Sir Nai says there are no samples on the project; all are original, personal arrangements “meant to be chill, easy and bright.” This tape would work really well on one of those lo-fi YouTube playlists by ChilledCow that are great aids for chill/relax/study time. Now, manifest!


Ladies First! Hip-Hop/Soul Showcase: Karma Rivera, Amenta Abioto, Lisa Vazquez, KayelaJ

Set in the Jack London’s cozy basement bar, the first installment of the Ladies First series from Moss Media brings together some of the town’s stalwart music acts. From rapper/radio personality KayelaJ to MC/loop-pedal maestro Lisa Vazquez to a high-energy performance from Karma Rivera, there’s lots to see here. But perhaps the most moving part of the evening will be a partially improvised set from soul singer/multi-instrumentalist Amenta Abioto, who also uses looping techniques to create her music, weaving vocal sounds together with kalimba, synths, drum machine, and guitar. Originally from Nashville but residing in Portland, Abioto’s soothing Southern accent and joyful experimentalism are a breath of fresh air. (Fri Oct 25, 9:30 pm, Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th, $12-15) 


The Thesis: [E]mpress, Harvee Bird, KisHerGoodnight, Verbz

The November 2019 installment of Portland’s most poppin’ hip-hop showcase—which, full disclosure, I help out with—is gearing up to be a fun, rock-tinged time. This month’s headliner is [E]mpress, an MC who makes an original blend of hip-hop with EDM and classic rock influences. In early 2019, the young rapper (finally) made her first live appearance at the Thesis, having been put on ice until she turned of age. Her headlining show should mark the beginning of a new era for the artist. The all-Portland lineup will also showcase the similar vibes of Harvee Bird and KisHerGoodnight. (Thurs Nov 7, 9 pm, Kelly’s Olympian, 426 SW Washington, $10)

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From Washington's fight to the front lines in Ukraine

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Ukraine's war had all but been forgotten by the outside world, until America's political crisis catapulted it into the headlines again. Now Ukrainians fear increasing polarization in Congress amid the impeachment inquiry could hurt them.
          

Employment bloodbath

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If we thought the 2008 crisis was bad, it appears that 2016 is going to be worse. The metrics are scary. In summary, the normal net flow of resources is from the candidate market to the employer. The net current flow is the reverse of this with noticeable movement from the mining, EPCM, EPC, consultants, manufactures and many contractors and suppliers of goods and services. Official projections of GDP growth for this year now hover between 0,1 and 0,5%. It is evident that the bleeding is getting worse.

When one contemplates the growth rate targeted in the National Development Plan in 2012, it was to be 5% pa for the next few years -10 to 50 times the current rate! Much good was work done then by various groups to estimate the scarce skills that we would need to find to provide a basis for a development strategy. This motivated the implementation of training and mentoring models for new local feedstock and the seeking of specialists to supplement many of the specific roles. I however harboured deep suspicions that, ignoring the impact of the global recession here, SA would not get into implementing the NDP in any effective form and I have been proved right. It was naïve to have expected anything else from the ANC government. Action has never followed the reams of plans that have been hatched at great cost, only to lie fallow in the offices of incompetent bureaucracy. Now we have no money to invest. Much goes to bloated public service salaries and over inflated tender awards (corruption). The NDP would have at least triggered some velocity of money, confidence and employment.

This a time when many will take a hard look at the essentials of retirement planning or even, if that has been activated, the many strategies that have failed to keep up with the realities of changing demographics. How many of those early policies taken out at the time one started working are now worthless as a result of inflation and the influences of the broker who persuaded you it was in your interest to change to another policy more likely to broker advantage? Or with the trends of life, when work opportunities were abundant, one could shift jobs, get better remuneration, live it up more but fail to save or build an investment that actually grew in real terms? Retirement is in a crisis. Most funds are classic Ponzi schemes: new entrants needed to pay for those at the top end or the fund fails. Do we have enough young entrants for this structure?

How has the employed class been affected by the structure of the financial, and in particular, the fiat based central banking systems that have indulged in the promotion of debt based credit? This mechanism starts to explain the evident shift in political behavior: the emergence of the middle and lower-paid class in moving to the right, effectively giving the middle finger to the establishment: the rapid rise of what I believe will be called the Trump and Sanders movements in the USA in which Trump had the most primary phase votes in American history after he, as a new entrant to the field, defeated 16 of the established Washington politicians; and the Brexit action in Europe giving notice to the EU Commission that is unaccountable to the taxpayers and indulges in a command performance. It’s the gatvol syndrome at work.

The protests in SA are a similar notice by the electorate: they are fed up with watching the wealth rise to the political elites and big business at the expense of their own livelihoods. Mayors of poorly run municipalities earning R2 million-plus annual salaries (and no doubt some attractive kickbacks as well) is a blatantly overpaid politically motivated item. What qualifications do they have to oversee the expected built environment functions of the Councils? Unqualified cadres are employed in engineering roles, and the infrastructure collapses.

Engineering resources will always be needed to build the country. Perhaps we need an “Engineering Party” to make the right noises in Parliament. Until some real changes occur to the Mines and Minerals, Act, the Labour and BEE Acts for starters, SA is not going to grow to meet any semblance of wealth generation.

However, with the world of work changing so rapidly, the entrepreneur and small businesses are going to have to be supported with a reduced regulatory system. Economic freedom, but not the EFF way.

We have so much engineering talent in the retired age group that has the experience to train and mentor young entrants to the profession. With employment in reverse, it isn’t happening.


          

The implementation of the Professional Development Programme (PDP)

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The global economy is on the decline and that of South Africa is suffering from both that and its own almost endemic ability to mismanage itself into a siege economy where we cannot blame outside influences. We had better get on and dig ourselves out of this hole by adopting policies that have some economic structure in place of the focus on political mandate driven ones that seem to be in the DNA of most emerging African economies.

As Engineers build the environment, and that environment will need to keep being built and maintained, we as a profession cannot contemplate that we will not be needed. It is evident that whatever the growth state of the economy is, engineering resources are always a scarce skill, and whilst one may measure numbers and deny that this is a reality, when it comes to quality, skills and experience, it holds true. Don’t be blinded by cycles, they are fact of life. Of concern however is the growing gap in the age demographics where the rate of retirement from the profession and the lack of commensurate restocking from the entrants to the profession is causing the centre of gravity of available skilled engineering resources to move into the higher end of the age spectrum.

Your Institution over the last three years has developed and beta tested the PDP, and is at a stage where it is ready to move into a productive phase by involving all the necessary players. The goal is to produce professionally registered engineering resources for the economy. SA is still well below the accepted international norms of numbers of engineering resources per head of population, a relevant number if the level of a competitive industrial economy is to be achieved. In meeting this goal, there are a number of necessary conditions (NCs) that have to be in place and all operating at their required level of performance. No goal can be achieved if one or more of those necessary conditions are not in place or working.

The PDP business case has thus identified the following NCs.

  1. An accredited competency standard under the authority of a regulator – the New Registration System (NRS) with ECSA.

  2. Candidate engineering resources – graduates from tertiary institutions that meet the various qualification accords – Washington, Sydney and Dublin.

  3. Employers – providing the workplace environment and supervision roles.

  4. Mentors – registered and trained (by SAIMechE) in the application and facilitation of the NRS.

  5. Money – to fund the training and mentoring activities required by the candidate. SETA and any other funding to pay Mentors to facilitate cells of candidates.

  6. A curriculum that provides a methods guide to the parties that becomes "the rules of the game” for all parties to follow and which facilitates the processes that meet the needs of the candidates to be able to submit the evidence to the regulatory authority to enable registration.

It therefore must be clear on evaluating the above that if any one (or more) of these is missing or does not perform, then the goal will not be met. Registration is not an end in itself. It should be seen as the recognition of the ability to meet the appropriate competencies defined in the eleven outcomes, but also to provide the successful candidate with a basis of on-going improvement to aspire to meet the challenges of the built environment.

The PDP in fact under its facilitation and guidance, provides the successful candidate with an SAIMechE Certificate of Competence that meets exactly the needs of the NRS for the ECSA submission format.

In this sense, the SAIMechE is trying to be proactive and keep the show going however the economy performs. It is now time for these parties to get in on the act.



          

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Republicans again shift their defense of Trump over impeachment inquiry barrage - CNN

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  1. Republicans again shift their defense of Trump over impeachment inquiry barrage  CNN
  2. First open hearings set in Trump impeachment inquiry  Fox News
  3. Ukraine envoy had ‘clear understanding’ on quid pro quo, but no firsthand knowledge of Trump plans: transcript  Fox News
  4. Opinion: Impeachment testimony is giving Trump a quid pro quo defense  Los Angeles Times
  5. Public impeachment hearings may be a game changer  The Washington Post
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Kentucky’s Republican governor Matt Bevin lost reelection, but is asking to recanvass results - Vox.com

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  1. Kentucky’s Republican governor Matt Bevin lost reelection, but is asking to recanvass results  Vox.com
  2. Trump's Kentucky prediction the day before the close election for governor  CNN
  3. Trump is in trouble. Tuesday’s elections are proof.  The Washington Post
  4. The Kentucky Governor’s Race Was an Anomaly  The New York Times
  5. What the Kentucky governor's race results say about progress, according to a Kentuckian  NBC News
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Jeff Sessions to announce run for Senate - CNN

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  1. Jeff Sessions to announce run for Senate  CNN
  2. Jeff Sessions to announce campaign for Alabama Senate seat, sources say  Fox News
  3. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions running for Senate  CBS News
  4. Sessions expected to announce plans to run for Senate | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Jeff Sessions rips protests during Northwestern University speech: 'This is stupid'  Washington Times
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Donald Trump continues campaign rally tour for Louisiana GOP candidate Eddie Rispone - USA TODAY

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  1. Donald Trump continues campaign rally tour for Louisiana GOP candidate Eddie Rispone  USA TODAY
  2. Trump, at Louisiana rally, hits 'disgraceful' whistleblower's attorney who tweeted of 'coup' in 2017  Fox News
  3. Watch live: Trump holds rally in Louisiana | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Louisiana governor race heads into the gutter as Democrats invoke David Duke's name  Washington Examiner
  5. Donald Trump to rally for GOP gubernatorial candidate in Louisiana after elections in Kentucky, Mississippi  USA TODAY
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Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia - CNN

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  1. Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia  CNN
  2. Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by digging into the accounts of kingdom critics  The Washington Post
  3. Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics of Saudi regime, U.S. charges  NBCNews.com
  4. Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia  The New York Times
  5. Ex-Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia  BBC News
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Democrats win big in Philly suburbs, raising red flags for GOP | TheHill - The Hill

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  1. Democrats win big in Philly suburbs, raising red flags for GOP | TheHill  The Hill
  2. Suburban rebellion threatens Trump's grip on Pennsylvania  POLITICO
  3. Democrats extend their dominance of the suburbs, with an eye to 2020  The Washington Post
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Climate change: Italy to become first country to make studying climate change and sustainability compulsory in public schools - CBS News

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  1. Climate change: Italy to become first country to make studying climate change and sustainability compulsory in public schools  CBS News
  2. Italy to become first country to make learning about climate change compulsory for school students  CNN
  3. Italy to require students to study climate change and sustainability | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Italy to require teaching about climate change  CBS News
  5. Italy’s government becomes first to mandate climate change education in schools  The Washington Post
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‘OK, boomer’: 25-year-old lawmaker shuts down heckler during climate change speech - The Washington Post

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  1. ‘OK, boomer’: 25-year-old lawmaker shuts down heckler during climate change speech  The Washington Post
  2. Politician, 25, fires back at heckler with millennial putdown 'OK Boomer'  Daily Mail
  3. A 25-year-old politician got heckled during a climate crisis speech. Her deadpan retort: 'OK, boomer'  CNN
  4. Chlöe Swabrick shuts down New Zealand Parliament member by saying "OK, boomer"  CBS News
  5. 'OK boomer': millennial MP responds to heckler in New Zealand parliament  Guardian News
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There is no way Xerox can pull off a deal to buy HP, Jim Cramer says - CNBC

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  1. There is no way Xerox can pull off a deal to buy HP, Jim Cramer says  CNBC
  2. Xerox Considers Takeover Offer for HP  The Wall Street Journal
  3. Xerox has made a cash-and-stock offer for HP, sources say  CNBC
  4. A Xerox Deal for HP Would Just Be a License to Print Money  Bloomberg
  5. HP confirms it has held talks on ‘business combination’ with Xerox  The Washington Post
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Fantasy Football Week 10: Starts, sits, sleepers and busts for every game - CBS Sports

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  1. Fantasy Football Week 10: Starts, sits, sleepers and busts for every game  CBS Sports
  2. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 10: Running backs  NFL.com
  3. Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 10  RotoBaller
  4. NFL power rankings, Week 10: The Patriots aren’t first, and the Dolphins aren’t last  The Washington Post
  5. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 10: Quarterbacks  NFL.com
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Links (11/06/19)

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How and why economics forgot Keynes’ warnings on panics - FT Alphaville In a new paper (hat-tip to the University of Washington’s Fabio Ghironi for drawing our attention to it), Nobel Prize winning economist George Akerlof does a brilliant job...
          

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Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics
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It's Called Extortion

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WASHINGTON — A critical witness in the impeachment inquiry offered Congress substantial new testimony this week, revealing that he told a top Ukrainian official that the country likely would not receive American military aid unless it publicly committed to investigations President Trump wanted.

The disclosure from Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, in four new pages of sworn testimony released on Tuesday, confirmed his involvement in essentially laying out a quid pro quo to Ukraine that he had previously not acknowledged.

          

Brock scores to lead Egg Harbor in NJSIAA SJG4 #SEMis, 1-0

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Ahmad Brock scored the game’s only goal in the first half Tuesday afternoon as No. 2-seeded Egg Harbor Township defeated sixth-seeded Washington Township, 1-0 in the NJSIAA boys soccer South Jersey, ...
          

Collegiate Inventors Competition winners announced

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Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter

Deputy Peter meets CIC finalist at CIC expo.

Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter meets University of Tennessee graduate student and CIC finalist Lia Winter, inventor of the EasyWhip™ double-loop stitching apparatus, which gives surgeons more control over the process of stitching grafts. (Photo by Jay Premack/USPTO)

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The future of American innovation was on display October 30 at the 2019 Collegiate Inventors Competition (CIC) held at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA.

Cutting-edge inventions created by the nation’s brightest young innovators from colleges and universities across the country—from improvements in surgical tools to alternative energy solutions—were showcased at the competition’s public expo, providing the students a forum to answer questions and discuss their inventions with USPTO patent examiners, patent attorneys, trademark examiners and senior officials; corporate sponsors; members of the intellectual property community; and the public.

During the competition, the 23 undergraduate and graduate students from 10 teams had the opportunity to interact one-on-one with inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF). These legendary innovators – who have invented many tools, processes, or devices that are now commonplace in our lives (optical fiber, implantable defibrillator, Post-it® Notes, digital camera) — served as judges for the competition, and provided advice and inspiration for the students. USPTO patent examiners also served as judges.

“The ideas represented in this room – and the bright minds behind them – are the future of American innovation… You have started blazing your trail. As you continue your path changing our world as entrepreneurs, business owners, and patent holders, we will eagerly watch your progress.”

-Deputy Director Laura Peter, addressing CIC finalists and winners at the evening awards ceremony

The winner in the undergraduate category was Ethan Brush from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. His invention, PE-IVT (Positively Engaged, Infinitely Variable Transmission Using Split Helical Gears), is a new type of transmission for electric vehicles which increases efficiency and reduces energy losses. The graduate winner was a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, comprised of Maher Damak and Karim Khalil. Their invention, Infinite Cooling, can ionize and collect water from power plant cooling towers, so it may be reused as industrial and drinking water.

The undergraduate runner-up, and the Arrow Electronics People’s Choice Award winner, was a team from Johns Hopkins University for their invention PeritoneX, a mechanism to disinfect at-home peritoneal dialysis systems to prevent infection.  The graduate runner-up was a team from University of Washington for their invention, Nanodropper, a universal adapter for eyedrop medication bottles.

The top undergraduate and graduate winning teams each received $15,000, and the runner-up winning teams each received $5,000. Read more about all the 2019 CIC finalists and winners.

Thanks to this competition, the skills that these students gained through the process of invention and by learning about intellectual property will be assets to them as they continue with their research or commercialize their inventions.

The Collegiate Inventors Competition is one of several important programs that the USPTO, with its partner NIHF, sponsors for young inventors. NIHF’s education programs impact over 165,000 children and 20,000 educators annually — promoting a better understanding of the vital role intellectual property and innovation play in our lives and our economy, and helping to build entrepreneurial skills for the next generation of inventors.


          

WE'RE TALKING BOWL GAMES 2019: POST WEEK 10

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Would you like to talk about bowl games? Of course you would.

The Iowa Hawkeyes escaped BYE week, 10-0, thanks to some stellar defense and Iowa running the ball 60 times for an unbelievable 1.4 YPC. Nate Stanley had another weird game, going 15/34 for 304 yards and an interception. A.J. Epenesa also killed a guy and Iowa actually decided that a large flexible traffic cone was their best option at left guard.

No, but really, all jokes aside, Iowa didn’t play last week so they’re sitting pretty at 6-2 (3-2). A number of Big Ten teams didn’t play last week and the ones that did, well, played in bad games. Michigan moved to 7-2 with a 38-7 win over Maryland, a team that is now 3-6 and has OSU and MSU left on their schedule. You might find this hard to believe but Maryland was actually ranked at one point this season! It’s true! Nebraska’s embarrassment continued in West Lafayette, as they lost 31-27 to a Purdue team that is basically pulling students from the stands to play football. Neither team will likely go bowling.

With losses this week, Rutgers and Northwestern are both eliminated from bowl contention, which is for the best. There is some discussion as to whether or not this Northwestern team has one of the worst offenses of all time. It’s hard to beat the 1981 Northwestern Wildcats, a team that went 0-11, was shutout in five games and averaged 7.5 PPG. Fun fact: Northwestern fielded 5-6 of the worst football teams of all time in like a 10-15-year period in the late 1970’s-1980’s. Rawr!

Indiana, on the other hand, is now 7-2 (4-2), but has Penn State, Michigan and Purdue left on the schedule. Hell of the season for the Hoosiers but it’s looking like 8-4 and, hey, for Indiana, that’s good! Illinois is 5-4 and has Northwestern on the schedule. Whether you like it or not, Illinois appears to be improving under Lovie Smith.

Going Bowling: Ohio State, Penn State, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin.

Enjoying Ro-Tel Queso this Holiday Season: Rutgers, Northwestern.

TBD: Michigan State, Maryland, Illinois, Purdue, Nebraska.

Here's your bowl game info:

  • Four teams are chosen for the College Football Playoff and six bowls rotate for the semifinals: Rose, Sugar, Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, and Peach. The bowls hosting the semifinals this year are the Peach and Fiesta. The National Championship will be played in the Superdome, NOLA, on January 13th.
  • As the Rose Bowl is not hosting a semifinal, if the Big Ten Champion is selected for the College Football Playoff, the next highest ranked team by the CFB Playoff Committee, or the runner-up, will be selected for the Rose Bowl.
  • The highest-ranked champion from the Group of Five mid-majors (AAC, C-USA, MAC, MWC, Sun Belt) is guaranteed a spot in the non-playoff bowls if they fail to make the playoff.
  • The Big Ten has a six-year contract with the eight non-playoff bowl games (through this season). The Big Ten has an eight-year contract with the Pinstripe Bowl (through 2021).
  • I used to say that the Big Ten has a tiered selection process when it comes to selecting teams but I don’t really believe that anymore. Basically, the bowls will choose whoever they want. If you want to rank them in “respectability” you could say: 1) Rose, 2) Orange, 3) Citrus, 4) Holiday, Outback, 5) Pinstripe, Music City/TaxSlayer, and Redbox, 6) Quick Lane and First Responder (formerly known as the Heart of Dallas Bowl)/Armed Forces.
  • As the Orange Bowl is not hosting a Playoff semifinal, a Big Ten team will be eligible, but not guaranteed to play in Miami. 
  • Iowa has played in the following bowls since 2010: Insight, Outback, TaxSlayer, Rose, Outback, Pinstripe, Outback.

Now, the following could be considered “rules” or they could be considered “goals” for bowl games. It isn’t clear whether or not these things are contractual or not. With that explanation given, here are some Iowa-centric “rules”:

  • Iowa technically cannot play in the Outback Bowl following this season. The agreement called for five different teams over a period of six years. Only four teams have played in the Outback Bowl during that timeframe: Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, and Wisconsin.
  • Dr. Hawks (great name) brought it to my attention that the Music City Bowl and TaxSlayer Bowl agreement stipulates that three Big Ten teams and three ACC teams are to play over a six-year period (which ends following this season). Three Big Ten teams have already played in the Music City Bowl, so it looks like the Music City should be an ACC bowl game this season.
  • If that’s the case, the TaxSlayer Bowl would be a Big Ten game. However, no Big Ten team is to play in the TaxSlayer or Music City Bowl more than once during the term of the agreement. As Iowa played in 2015, they would not be eligible to play in the TaxSlayer Bowl again.
  • The Holiday Bowl has met its five-team “quota” so they can choose whoever they want.
  • The Pinstripe Bowl has a “goal” of eight different teams in eight years and they’re actually on track with zero repeats since 2014. At the very least, they must have six different teams and as they’ve had five, they’ve got a lot of room to choose whoever they can get.

Media Projections:

247 Sports: Holiday, vs. Arizona State

Athlon Sports: Holiday, vs. USC

Bleacher Report: Gator, vs. Kentucky

Brett McMurphy: Holiday, vs. Washington

CBS Sports: Holiday, vs. Arizona State

College Football News: Gator, vs. Kentucky

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Gator, vs. Tennessee

ESPN (Kyle Bonagura): Gator, vs. Tennessee

SBNation: Holiday, vs. Arizona State

USA Today: Redbox, vs. Washington

Not a lot of movement on the bowl front, as majority of outlets still have the Hawkeyes playing in the Holiday Bowl. You might’ve noticed that their opponent has changed, as I expected, with the Huskies losing 33-28 to my Utah Utes. Now a number of outlets are projecting them to play Arizona State, which would in essence be the ENO BOWL. Maybe Iowa could invite Chris White to be a guest of dishonor and force him to watch what our program missed out on?

Again, assuming those bowl rules are actually “rules,” Iowa cannot play in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Alternatively, if they’re “guidelines,” they could be heading back to Jacksonville to play Tennessee. In no way does that sound appealing. Between Jacksonville and Tennessee fans, the Nebraska fans of the South, I think I’d rather stay home. Or go to San Diego, where the Hawkeyes belong.


          

L'Iran annonce une nouvelle accélération de son programme nucléaire

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Judge tosses out Joe Arpaio's $300M defamation lawsuit against #CNN, other media outlets

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A federal judge has thrown out a $300 million defamation lawsuit filed by Joe Arpaio, Arizona’s former Maricopa County sheriff, against CNN and two other national media outlets. A Washington, D.C., ...
          

Trini artist for Atlanta exhibition

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THE WORK of Trinidadian artist Andrea McKenzie has been recognised with an award in Atlanta, Georgia, US, and will also be displayed this month in the Atlanta Mayor's Gallery.

McKenzie, who is based in Atlanta, recently won the 2019 I am Black, I am Power, Art and Creativity award from the Black People United Global Network with "Black" being an acronym for Beautiful Living Ancestors Controlling Kingdoms Irreplaceable Amazing Melanin.

The founder and CEO of Black People United Global Network, Dr Angela Harris, said the body, which was founded in December 2015, seeks to "strategically honour people of all nationalities and religions in the black race from all around the world.

"Our mission is to collectively come together under one roof to give recognition to well-deserving individuals who have gone above and beyond to help the relevancy of our image as a race to have a positive influence on our families, communities and business through their God-given gifts and talents."

[caption id="attachment_794566" align="alignnone" width="742"] Atlanta, Georgia-based Trinidadian artist Andrea McKenzie with her award I am Black, I am Power, I am Creativity from the Black People United Network with a portrait of the group's CEO and founder Dr Angela Harris. -[/caption]

McKenzie told Newsday via e-mail that she was nominated anonymously for the award.

"I felt honoured to be recognised amongst thousands of artists in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. I always work hard towards perfecting my craft and achieving my goals. Receiving this award brought great fulfilment and pride to be able to represent my country internationally in the arts."

McKenzie's work was also selected by the mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, to be exhibited at the Mayor's Gallery, City Hall, Atlanta, from November 14- January 4 in a dual exhibition called SANKOFA (go back and get it).

"I'm very excited to be given this amazing opportunity."

The exhibit will feature ten pieces from McKenzie of mixed media including glass, acrylic, resin, glitter and cowrie shells. She said her new, unique style is giving her the breakthrough, "as no one is doing it in Georgia."

[caption id="attachment_794568" align="alignnone" width="481"] The piece I Am by Andrea McKenzie. -[/caption]

Atlanta's Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), in an online post, announced the exhibition by McKenzie and Ghana-born artist Alfred Addo. The joint exhibition commemorates the ideas embodied in Ghana’s Year of Return, a reflection on the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans' arrival in Jamestown, Virginia.

Addo was born to a family of artists and has been exposed to art since infancy. OCA noted his primary inspiration came from his father, who exhibited his work regularly and challenged Addo to produce unique artwork.

"Although Addo was passionate about art, he also possessed a keen interest in the physical sciences, a field he found satisfyingly challenging. He was torn between going to college to study medicine and pursuing his passion to be a professional artist. In the end, he chose to follow his passion and pursue art full-time.

[caption id="attachment_794567" align="alignnone" width="452"] The piece is titled Unchained Love by Andrea McKenzie. -[/caption]

"Since then, Addo has specialised in sculpture as his core medium. Interestingly, his physical science background led him to experiment with different materials, including sawdust, which he played with as a child in the sawmill where his father bought and cut wood for his sculptures. Naturally, Addo grew up loving this medium and decided to make it the main material he uses in all his artwork. Passionate about the sustainability of the earth, Addo perfected the method of recycling sawdust and waste materials to create various types of sculptures and relief works."

Addo has successfully participated in many international art exhibitions in places including Johannesburg, Cape Town, New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Miami, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Atlanta, San Diego, California, Martha’s Vineyard and in his home city Accra, Ghana.

OCA described McKenzie as "a true island girl" who comes from one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world, TT, and her natural aptitude for creativity was nurtured at an early age because of her family’s involvement in the nation’s world-famous Carnival.

"McKenzie’s fascination with contrast, textures, and fabrics was the fuel behind her kaleidoscope-like pieces. She uniquely infused glass, acrylic, and other materials on varying canvas, which propelled her into achieving a viable international clientèle."

OCA noted throughout her young career, she has exhibited works in multiple nations including TT and neighbouring Caribbean islands. Her art has also been exhibited in New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle, London and Australia.

[caption id="attachment_794569" align="alignnone" width="638"] Atlanta, Georgia-based Trinidadian artist Andrea McKenzie. -[/caption]

In 2013, after losing her job in event marketing, McKenzie pursued her passion for art and became a full-time artist, with clients in the US and Europe. As a full-time artist, she does commissioned pieces where people contact her via e-mail or on her website and let her know what they want, whether it is for their homes or businesses.

Her first exhibition, Pieces of Me, was held in Trinidad in 2013 and featured 25 pieces about her and life experiences, including first love and first disappointment.

McKenzie has clients from countries such as the US, Sweden, England, Scotland and TT. She works primarily with acrylic on canvas or wood board. Her dream is to have her pieces featured in the set decoration of successful television shows and box office movies and showcased all over the world.

To see more of McKenzie’s work visit her Instagram @andreas.heart and her art page on Facebook at Andrea’s Unique Art.

 

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Mo`Roots: Die Superstimmen vom 3. Januar!

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Susan Horn hatte mit Keyboarder Jason Wright und Gitarrist Ray Mahumane wieder zwei Mann der Mo`Roots „Stammbesatzung“ dabei. Erstmals unterstützt von Maurice London am Schlagzeug, der sich jedoch sofort in die Herzen und Ohren der Zuhörer drummte. Mit i-Phone gemessenen 120 db Spitzenoutput erreichte er wirklich locker auch die hintersten Plätze! Als „alter“ Bekannter war […]
          

Die maximale Mo´Roots Session zum Jahresauftakt: Superstimmen im Dutzend!

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Mo´Roots ist zwar längst ein stehender Begriff, wenn es um Spitzenmusik und geile Sessions in der Region geht, aber mit dem Jahresauftakt am 3. Januar wurde ein Glanzpunkt gesetzt, der wirklich kaum noch zu toppen sein wird. Susan Horn hatte zwar schon im Vorfeld zwei wirklich außerordentliche Künstler und Stimmen angekündigt: Rick Washington und Maria […]
          

Cops arrest sixth suspect in fatal Washington Heights shooting

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A sixth suspect has been busted in the botched robbery turned fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Washington Heights over the summer.

Kristopher Francisco, 24, was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the June 8 attack on Charles Reynoso, who was fatally shot after fighting back during...


          

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The latest Chinese tech threat to US security? Lawmakers take aim at TikTok

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TikTok, the popular short-video app owned by China’s ByteDance – as well as Apple, the American technology giant – came under heavy fire in Washington on Tuesday as lawmakers and experts called to testify at a US Senate hearing dismissed assurances by both companies that the data of their American users is secure from hacking by Beijing.“TikTok claims they don’t store American user data in China,” Senator Josh Hawley, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, said in opening…
          

Bill Barr is keeping his ‘distance’ from Ukraine because he is ‘frustrated with Giuliani’: Reporter

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On Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey discussed his new bombshell that President Donald Trump ordered Attorney General William Barr to old a press conference exonerating him of wrongdoing on Ukraine — and Barr refusing. Per Dawsey, one reason Barr and the DOJ were unwilling to go out on […]
          

Trump wanted Bill Barr to hold a news conference saying he wasn’t a crook — but the AG said no

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Not even Attorney General Bill Barr would go along with President Donald Trump’s plan to tell the nation he had been vindicated of seeking foreign election interference from Ukraine according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post. “President Trump wanted Attorney General William P. Barr to hold a news conference declaring the commander […]
          

Bill Barr’s DOJ argues in court that ‘Trump lied to Mueller’: MSNBC chief legal correspondent

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The Department of Justice’s trial of longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone features evidence the president lied to special counsel Robert Mueller. “Extraordinary development inside a courtroom in Washington today featuring opening arguments in the trial of Roger Stone,” MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber reported Wednesday. “Prosecutors with the Trump Justice Department’s laying out […]
          

Saudi royals used ex-Twitter employees to help spy on political enemies: Justice Department

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that the Justice Department is charging two former Twitter employees, Ahmad Abouammo and Ali Alzabarah, in an alleged scheme to help the government of Saudi Arabia spy on the accounts of their political enemies. Abouammo, a U.S. citizen, is accused of spying on the Twitter accounts of three users that discussed […]
          

James Comey says impeachment will show whether Republicans obey their oath of office in new op-ed

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In an op-ed for The Washington Post this Wednesday, former FBI Director James Comey declared that members of Congress will “soon have to reconcile President Trump’s behavior with their oaths of office.” “The Constitution’s command that officeholders commit to ‘support this Constitution’ was so obvious that the Founders considered leaving it out,” Comey writes. “But […]
          

News Release: Fredericksburg Veterans Day Events feature Procession, Ceremony and Resource Fair

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News Release: Fredericksburg Veterans Day Events feature Procession, Ceremony and Resource Fair The City of Fredericksburg announces upcoming Veterans Day Events in downtown this year to honor the contributions of our United States Veterans. Veterans Day, which is held on Monday, November 11th, kicks off in downtown Fredericksburg with a Walking Procession starting at 10:00am. Visitors are invited to line the Washington Avenue Mall just before 10:00am to watch the procession of veterans pass by from Memorial Park up Washington Avenue to William Street and Barton Street. The procession will conclude on George Street at the site of the Fredericksburg Area War Memorial, where the traditional Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 10:45am. A new Veterans Resource Fair will open in Hurkamp Park at 12:00pm until 2:00pm, after the conclusion of the ceremony at the Fredericksburg Area War Memorial. Organized by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, this new resource fair offers businesses, non-profits and other organizations the opportunity to share their services, jobs and resources that are available or designed specifically for Veterans. Parking is available in the 620 William Street Lot at Barton Street, the Fredericksburg Dog Park at Kenmore Avenue, First Christian Church at Washington Ave., the lot at 1016 Charles Street and Virginia Partners Bank at 410 William Street. Please see the attached map for parking locations. Attendance at these events is completely free of charge and the public is invited. Events will be held rain or shine. This year’s Veterans Day events are sponsored by 93.3 WFLS, FAVC Fredericksburg Area Veterans Council, Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events, and Fredericksburg Regional Chamber Of Commerce. For more information please call 540-372-1086 or visit https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/1595/Veterans-Day-Events. ### City of Fredericksburg photo attached: Veterans walked along one side of Washington Avenue on November 11, 2018, the inaugural year of the procession. Sonja CantuPublic Information OfficerCity of Fredericksburg540-372-1010 ext. 304spcantu@fredericksburgva.gov
          

Commercial Broker Professional Rejoins Fredericksburg Office

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Commercial Broker Professional Rejoins Fredericksburg Office FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA, October 29, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce Thomas Raines has rejoined their Fredericksburg office where he will focus on commercial property sales and leasing. Prior to joining Thalhimer, Thomas was a business specialist for Apple Retail in Hampton Roads, Virginia and most recently worked with Marand Builders managing commercial retail and office construction projects throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Mr. Raines, originally from Richmond, Virginia, is a 2009 graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is also a veteran, having served in Operation Enduring Freedom with the 459th Air Refueling Squadron based out of Joint Base Andrews. About Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Thalhimer was founded in 1913 and currently has offices in Richmond, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg, VA; and Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, SC. The company has over 100 broker professionals and employs over 400 associates. Thalhimer represents, on behalf of its clients, a property portfolio of over 56 million leasable square feet, and management of over 30 million square feet of commercial property, and over 8,000 multifamily units. In 2018 Thalhimer completed nearly 2,000 transactions with a transactional volume over $1.3 billion. Thalhimer is the region’s leading provider of comprehensive commercial real estate services. The firm offers comprehensive commercial real estate services including corporate services, investment sales, tenant representation, project management, asset management, and the sale and leasing of office, industrial and retail properties. To learn more, visit www.thalhimer.com or follow @Thalhimer on Twitter. Independently Owned and Operated / A Member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance About Cushman & Wakefield Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 51,000 employees in 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2018, the firm had revenue of $8.2 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter. For Further Information Contact:Virgil G. Nelson, CCIMSenior Vice President, Managing Broker+1 540 322 4150virgil.nelson@thalhimer.com
          

CIP Finishes Awarded $1.7 Million Contract

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CIP Finishes Awarded $1.7 Million Contract STAFFORD, VA, October 30, 2019- CIP Finishes was awarded a $1.7 million contract this week by CBG Building Company to furnish and install interior hardware for four, multi-family residential buildings at Eckington Yards in Washington, D.C. – among the largest deals in CIP Finishes’ history, President Paul Milde announced today. The company will provide unit bath and common bath accessories, shower doors, blinds, mailroom specialties, bike racks,storage lockers and other hardware as part of the contract. Also this week CIP Finishes was awarded an $840,000 contract by CBG Building Company to provide hardware for the Bryant Street development near 4thStreet and Rhode Island Avenue in D.C., Milde added. The week caps off an increasingly busy season for the Class A contractor, with multiple jobs underway, more in the pipeline and its new headquarters under construction at25 Centreport Parkway near Stafford Regional Airport. Founded in 1988 by Paul Milde, CIP Finishesis a specialty construction firm that provides turn-key interior hardware for large multi-family residential, commercial and related projects in Virginia,Washington, D.C., Maryland and other regions. Learn more atcipfinishes.com. ### Carla Young HarringtonMobile: 540 479 7835
          

LOCAL CELEBRITIES VOLUNTEER AS WAITERS FOR RAPPAHANNOCK UNITED WAY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 24nd, 2019CONTACT – Brenda SapanghilaBSapanghila@rappahannockunitedway.org 540-373-0041 x303 LOCAL CELEBRITIES VOLUNTEER AS WAITERS FOR RAPPAHANNOCK UNITED WAY October 24, 2019 – Fredericksburg, VA - Local celebrity waiters entertained guests as waiters at the fun-spirited Celebrity Waiter Luncheon on Wednesday, October 23rd, at Park Lane Tavern at 1 Towne Centre Boulevard in Fredericksburg, in an effort to help raise funds for Rappahannock United Way. Guests were encouraged to “tip” their celebrity waiter for services such as receiving silverware, singing their order or bringing refills of beverages. All of this was done in good humor with a light heart. “We’re so excited to celebrate our third year hosting the Celebrity Waiter Luncheon,” said Ann Jones, Director of Resource Development at Rappahannock United Way. “We enjoyed a great meal, a few laughs and came together to raise funds that will help people right here in our community. This year all proceeds will go to our ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Fund, which offers assistance to hardworking ALICE households who are facing temporary hardship.” Celebrity Waiters: Pat Holland- Executive Director, Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging Cedric Rucker - Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Life, University of Mary Washington Laura Rudy - Treasurer, Stafford County Government Rob Hedelt - Reporter, The Free Lance - Star Jane Yaun- Executive Director, RACSB Brooke Miller - President of Germanna Educational Foundation, Germanna Community College 2nd Lt. Deuntay T. Diggs - Stafford County Sheriff's Department Eric Fletcher - Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Mary Washington Healthcare Barney Reiley – Executive Director, Rappahannock Area YMCA Ryan DeWeese - Chief Operating Officer, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center Wally King - Executive Vice President and Senior Loan Officer, Virginia Partners Bank Bill Freehling - Director, Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism Our event sponsors included: Chancellor's Village, Mary Washington Healthcare, University of Mary Washington Foundation, Germanna Community College, The Rappahannock Area YMCA, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Spring Arbor, Ignite Cinemas, Fred and Barbara Rankin, Ed and Joyce Allison, Jack and Pat Rowley, Ron and Mary Jane Branscome, The Free Lance-Star, Cathy and Ron Davis, Right at Home: Home Care About Rappahannock United Way Celebrating 80 years in our community, Rappahannock United Way is a local nonprofit serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George and Caroline. Rappahannock United Way’s vision is a community where individuals and families achieve their potential through Education, Financial Stability and Healthy Living. Together, we can create opportunities for a better tomorrow. ###
          

Postponement of Fredericksburg Hockey Rink Grand Opening

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News Release - Postponement of Fredericksburg Hockey Rink Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting will be delayed two weeks due to impending weather (Fredericksburg, VA) October 25, 2019 – The City of Fredericksburg and the Washington Capitals have postponed the Grand Opening event for the Fredericksburg Roller Hockey Rink due to impending weather. The ribbon cutting and children’s clinics have been rescheduled until Sunday, November 10, 2019 with the ceremony beginning at 1:00pm. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and tour the rink which is located in Dixon Park, 1300 Dixon Street in Fredericksburg. The free Children’s Street Hockey Clinic will begin at 1:45pm on Sunday, November 10th as well. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the children’s clinics, the Washington Capitals are adding a second clinic for 8-14 year olds at 3:00pm. Participants who have already registered will be notified directly by the Washington Capitals. Details about the new clinic signups will be made available on fxbghockey.com. For questions and concerns regarding the clinics please email youthhockey@washcaps.com. The new rink was constructed in Dixon Park with a custom Riley Manufactured board system and a NOVA Play II flooring surface featuring the Capitals logo. The rink also features a Daktronics scoreboard with the Capitals logo. The rink has been built as a partnership between the Washington Capitals and the City of Fredericksburg, with generous support from the new Fredanthropist program and the Fredericksburg Youth Roller Hockey organization. In addition to supporting the new rink construction, the Washington Capitals are providing hockey equipment and teacher curriculum to all four City schools’ physical education departments. For more information about the hockey rink, please contact Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events at 540-372-1086 or online at www.FxbgHockey.com. ###
          

Washington Oaks Garden engagement session | Palm Coast wedding photographer

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Heather + Josh These guys were some troopers lol!! It POURED on us, like we had to go hide under a tree for 5 minutes. Then we finally made it over to the beach and there was clearly another storm blowing in, so we hurried up and got some fun in! They got taken out […]
          

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Jeff Bezos' $23m Washington DC mega-mansion is near completion

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Jeff Bezos visited the property in Washington's Kalorama area earlier this month to see the final stages of work on his luxury home, which will have 11 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms.
          

NASCIO Endorses DOTGOV Act of 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Monday, November 2, 2019 —The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) today endorsed S. 2749, the DOTGOV Act of 2019. Introduced by U.S. Senators Gary ...
          

Chief of Staff | Insured Retirement Institute

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Washington, D.C., Chief of Staff Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) irionline.org $120,000-$220,000                                                                                                     Highly
          

Emergency Veterinarian in Poulsbo, WA (ER Mentorship Available!) | AETC

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Poulsbo, Washington, Animal Emergency and Trauma Center, located in beautiful Poulsbo, Washington, is adding an Emergency Veterinarian to its growing hospital and are interested in both full and part-time candidates. We
          

World Series Betting Preview: Nationals at Astros Game 7 Betting Odds, Picks and Preview

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Game 7. Some of the best-sounding words in sports. The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros will match up in a Game 7, winner take all matchup Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. Zack Greinke for Houston, Max Scherzer for Washington. Let’s go. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this […]
          

World Series Betting Preview: Nationals at Astros Game 6 Betting Odds, Picks and Preview

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The Houston Astros will look to close out the World Series Tuesday night when they host the Washington Nationals in game six of their best-of-seven series. Houston has won three straight in the series after falling down 0-2 to start. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.   […]
          

World Series Betting Preview: Nationals at Astros Game 4 Betting Odds, Picks and Preview

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The Houston Astros have a chance to even things up at two games apiece Saturday night in Game 4 of their best-of-seven World Series matchup vs the Washington Nationals. The Astros won Game 3, 4-1. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.   Vegas Odds Money Line Washington Nationals: […]
          

World Series Betting Preview: Nationals at Astros Game 3 Betting Odds, Picks and Preview

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The World Series shifts to the nation’s capital Friday night as the Washington Nationals host the Houston Astros for Game 3. The Nats hold a 2-0 series lead. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.   Vegas Odds Money Line Washington Nationals: +120 Houston Astros: -138 Run Line […]
          

Democrats Have A Democrat Problem

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The divide between the party faithful and their representatives in Washington is deepening.
          

Operations in Afghanistan: Household Division Fatalities

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The East Kent Branch honour and respect the dedicated service and sacrifice of all service personnel who have served on Operation HERRICK.
 
We mourn the deaths of all service personnel who have died while serving in Afghanistan since the start of operations in October 2001. A full list of names of the dead can be found on the Ministry of Defence website - CLICK HERE.
 
The Ministry of Defence also publishes casualty figures for Operation HERRICK. These figures are updated monthly, two weeks in arrears. To see that detail, CLICK HERE.

Household Division Fatalities

This page records the names of those members of the Household Division who sadly find themselves upon those lists:
     

Lance Corporal Duane Groom of The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards who was killed in action on Friday 14 September 2012 when his vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.


Guardsman Karl Whittle of The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards who died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital on 7 September 2012 having sustained gunshot wounds when his checkpoint was attacked by insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province on 14 August 2012.

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards who died of gunshot wounds on Friday 17 August 2012 when his checkpoint was attacked by insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand province.

Guardsman Craig Andrew Roderick and Guardsman Apete Saunikalou Ratumaiyale Tuisovurua of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, who along with Warrant Officer Class 2 Leonard Perran Thomas of the Royal Corps of Signals, were killed on Sunday 1 July 2012 in a small arms fire incident at Checkpoint Kamparack Pul in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

Lance Corporal James Thomas Duane Ashworth from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 13 June 2012. He was the 14th Grenadier Guardsman to have been awarded the Victoria Cross.

Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, who along with Corporal Brent John McCarthy, Royal Air Force, was killed by small arms fire while deployed as part of a Police Advisory Team to attend a meeting at the local Afghan Uniform Police headquarters near Patrol Base Attal in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province on Saturday, 12 May 2012.

Guardsman Michael Roland, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was fatally wounded during an exchange of small arms fire whilst deployed with his company on a three-day operation to disrupt insurgent activity in a contested area in the north of Nahr-e Saraj district on Friday, 27 April 2012.

Colour Sergeant Alan Cameron (Senior) from 1st Battalion Scots Guards died on 31 March 2011 as a result of wounds he received in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 13 April 2010.

Major Matthew James Collins and Lance Sergeant Mark Terence Burgan from 1st Battalion Irish Guards were killed by an improvised explosive device after returning from an operation in support of an Afghan National Army Company alongside C Company of the Danish Battle Group to disrupt insurgent activity and search compounds of interest in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 23 March 2011.

Guardsman Christopher Davies, from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, serving with Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (North), was killed when he was hit by small arms fire while conducting a patrol in Nahr-e Saraj (North), Helmand province, on Wednesday, 17 November 2010.

Lance Sergeant Dale Alanzo McCallum of 1st Battalion Scots Guards, serving as part of Combined Force Lashkar Gah, was killed by small arms fire in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province on Sunday, 1 August 2010.

Lance Corporal Stephen Daniel Monkhouse from 1st Battalion Scots Guards, who along with Corporal Matthew James Stenton from The Royal Dragoon Guards, was killed by small arms fire, north of Lashkar Gah Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 21 July 2010.

Guardsman Michael Sweeney from 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was killed as a result of an explosion that happened in the Babaji district of central Helmand province on Thursday, 1 April 2010.

Lance Corporal of Horse Jonathan Woodgate from the Household Cavalry Regiment, serving as part of the Brigade Reconnaissance Force, was killed by a grenade attack on the afternoon of Friday, 26 March 2010.

Lance Sergeant David 'Davey' Walker, of 1st Battalion Scots Guards, was killed as a result of enemy fire in northern Nad' Ali on 18 February 2010.

Lieutenant Douglas Dalzell, of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, was killed as a result of an explosion during Operation MOSHTARAK in the Babaji area of Nahr-e-Saraj in central Helmand on Thursday, 18 February 2010.

Lance Sergeant Dave Greenhalgh, from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device, near Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, on Saturday, 13 February 2010.

Lance Corporal Darren Hicks from 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was killed as a result of an explosion in the Babaji district of central Helmand province, Afghanistan on Thursday, 11 February 2010.

Acting Sergeant John Paxton Amer of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards died from wounds sustained as a result of an explosion that happened in the Babaji area of central Helmand province on 30 November 2009.

Warrant Officer Class 1 Darren Chant, Sergeant Matthew Telford and Guardsman James Major, all of the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards, along with Acting Corporal Steven Boote and Corporal Nicholas Webster-Smith, both of the Royal Military Police were killed as a result of gunshot wounds sustained in an attack at a police checkpoint in the Nad e-Ali district of Helmand province on Tuesday, 3 November 2009.

Lance Corporal James Hill of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was killed as a result of an explosion near Camp Bastion in Helmand Province on Thursday, 8 October 2009.

Guardsman Jamie Janes, of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed as a result of an explosion that happened whilst on a foot patrol near to Nad e-Ali district centre in central Helmand province on Monday, 5 October 2009.

Guardsman Christopher King, of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, was killed following an improvised explosive device explosion in the Nad e-Ali district, Helmand province, on 22 July 2009.

Lance Corporal Dane Elson from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards was killed in Afghanistan on 5 July 2009.

Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe MBE, Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, who along with Trooper Joshua Hammond of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment was killed by an explosion whilst on convoy along the Shamalan Canal, near Lashkar Gah, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 1 July 2009.

Major Sean Birchall, from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, was killed in by an explosion whilst on patrol in Basharan, near Lashkar Gah, in Helmand province, Afghanistan on 19 June 2009.

Lieutenant Mark Lawrence Evison of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards died of wounds sustained in Afghanistan at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham on 12 May 2009.

Lance Sergeant Tobie Fasfous from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards was killed in Afghanistan on 28 April 2009.

Trooper James Munday, from D Squadron, the Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR), was killed in southern Afghanistan on 15 October 2008.

Trooper Ratu Sakeasi Babakobau of the Household Cavalry Regiment was killed in Helmand, Afghanistan, on 2 May 2008.

Guardsman David Atherton from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, 26 July 2007.

Guardsman Daryl Hickey from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, 12 July 2007. Gdsm Hickey was part of a fire team providing covering fire as others in his platoon assaulted a Taliban position.

Guardsman Neil 'Tony' Downes was killed on Saturday, 9 June 2007 when his vehicle was hit by an explosion on a patrol with the Afghan National Army close to the town of Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Guardsman Daniel Probyn from 1st Battalion the Grenadier Guards died on Saturday, 26 May 2007 following an overnight operation in Garmsir, southern Afghanistan.

Guardsman Simon Davison, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed by small arms fire in the town of Garmsir on Thursday, 3 May 2007.

Lance Corporal Sean Tansey from The Life Guards was killed in an accident at a UK military base in Northern Helmand province on the afternoon of Saturday, 12 August 2006.

Second Lieutenant Ralph Johnson, who along with Captain Alex Eida and Lance Corporal Ross Nicholls was killed following an incident involving insurgent forces in northern Helmand Province on the morning of Tuesday, 1 August 2006.

          

Could a digital currency like Libra ever replace the dollar?

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The FT's Brendan Greeley seeks answers at the annual International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington
          

Project Scheduler | Wood

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Seattle, Washington, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Project Scheduler   to join our team in Washington.   Key Responsibilities :  Development of detailed baseline cost -
          

Washington Manual Of Hematology And Oncology Subspecialty

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Utica Comets Add Pivot Justin Taylor On PTO

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Comets Sign Justin Taylor to PTO With their roster hit with injuries and call-ups, the Utica Comets announced the signing of Justin Taylor to a PTO, (professional tryout offer) today. The 30-year-old product of Mindemoya Ontario was a 6th-round pick of the Washington Capitals back in the 2007 NHL draft. He plays the middle and...
          

Senior Associate Athletics Director- External | George Washington University

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Washington, D.C., Minimum Qualifications Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 10 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher
          

María Magdalena Campos Pons: “Habla La Madre” | #CAA2016

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LIVE (at the Guggenheim): María Magdalena Campos Pons, Carrie Mae Weems and Black Feminist Performance Nikki A. Greene | Assistant Professor of the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora | Wellesley College Panel: Performance as Portraiture Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The 104th College Art Association Conference, Washington, DC Chairs: Dorothy Moss, National Portrait Gallery,... Continue Reading →
          

Family Medicine Physician | Swedish

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Seattle, Washington, Seeking a full-time, board-certified Family Medicine physician. Join a collaborative, tight-knit group of providers and support staff at Swedish Medical Group's West Seattle Clinic. Enjoy a healthy w
          

October 30, 2019 Show with Dr. Jeffrey Lee Stevenson on “Reaching Spanish-Speaking Cultures with the Gospel of Sovereign Grace in Countries Where Biblically Faithful Christianity Has Plateaued, Declined or Has Become Secularized”

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  Theme: October 30, 2019 Dr. JEFFREY LEE STEVENSON, Pastor of Rosyln Presbyterian Church, (EPC) Roslyn, Washington, & Founder & President of Proyecto Nehemias, who will address: “REACHING SPANISH- SPEAKING CULTURES with the GOSPEL of SOVEREIGN GRACE in Countries Where Biblically Faithful Christianity Has Plateaued, Declined or Has Become Secularized” Subscribe: iTunes  TuneIn Android RSS […]
          

Morning Briefing: Lagares Pens Heartfelt Thank You to Mets Fans

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Good morning, Mets fans! While there was no baseball being played on Saturday, it was a pivotal day for many teams, as both teams and players had options they decided to use or not. Along with team and player options, the Washington Nationals held their World Series parade in Washington, D.C. Latest Mets News After […]
          

Pentagon: Washington muss bei KI im Militärbereich Moskau und Peking überholen

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Die USA sollen laut Verteidigungsminister Mark Esper im Wettrennen bei der militärischen Verwendung von Künstlicher Intelligenz ihre Herausforderer China und Russland überholen – und benötigen dafür den Zusammenhalt der Regierung, Wissenschaft und Industrie.
          

AuctionTime.com & Auction Flex to Host Auctioneer Forum November 19th & 20th in Tacoma, Washington

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11/07/2019 - Oil Painting Course: Autumn Byway

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OIL PAINTING COURSE:                  Autumn Byway

With Professional Artist, Susan E. Hanna
Thursdays– Nov. 7, 14, 21 and
Dec. 5 & 12, 6 to 7:30 pm each evening
We skip Thanksgiving week.
SEHstudios.com
Artist@SEHstudios.com                603.582.4777
 
Join me in my studio gallery for FIVE 90-minute small group painting lessons.
Strictly limited to 4 students per course. Minimum 3 students. (If only 2 register, we will convert to 4 weeks of semi-private instruction!)
We will work all 5 (or 4) weeks on an oil painting of a Scenic Autumn Byway while focusing on color mixing with a limited palette, and how to use brushes and other tools.

Ages 16 and up.  All levels of ability. All supplies included.

Cost is $105 for the five-week course.
REGISTER NOW:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oil-painting-course-autumn-byway-tickets-76566264759
LOCATION: SEH Studios, 1 Washington St., First Floor Suite 1119, Dover, NH
The venue is on the first floor and is handicapped-accessible
          

Eesti disain jõuab esmakordselt Washingtoni moenädalale

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21.-25. septembrini toimuval Washingtoni moenädalal osaleb 22 Eesti disainibrändist koosnev esinduslik delegatsioon. Eesti moe ja disaini Washingtoni viimise eesmärk on tutvustada USA turul Eesti tugevaid brände, luua alus pikaajalistele müügi- ja koostöövõimalustele potentsiaali omavatele loomemajandussektori ettevõtetele ning arendada sektori e-kaubandust. Kutse Eesti disainibrändidele osalemaks Washingtoni moenädalal esitas Barack Obama kabineti liige Maria Contreras-Sweet kohtumisel ettevõtlusminister Liisa Oviiri ja Eesti Disainerite Liiduga Eesti Disaini Majas. 24. ja 25. septembril ka ise Washingtonis viibiva Oviiri sõnul on Eesti disaini potentsiaal kõrge. “Siiani on Eesti disaineritest vaid väga üksikud Ameerika Ühendriikidesse jõudnud ja kahtlemata on sealne turg nõudlik ja küllastunud, kuid samas väga võimalusterohke. Nii nagu seda teevad teisedki riigid, tasub ka Eestil oma disaini tutvustada ja selle eksporti toetada. Moelavale jõudes kõnetavad meie brändid sisseostjaid juba ise ja ma väga loodan, et sellel esinduslikul moeüritusel sõlmitakse nii mõnigi Eesti disaini jaoks kasulik kokkulepe,” ütles minister Liisa Oviir. Washingtoni moe- ja disainipäevade raames toimub Eesti rõiva- ja aksessuaaridisainerite moeetendus Washingtoni moenädala ametliku programmi osana, korraldatakse meedia- ja müügikohtumisi ning Eesti saatkonnas avatakse moe- ja tootedisaini ühine pop-up väljapanek. 25. septembril Washingtoni moenädala (DCFW) International Couture Collections Show raames Carnegie Librarys lavale jõudev moeetendus “EFBA presents: The Best of Estonian Fashion Design” toob lavale üle 100 komplekti Eesti moedisaini ühtse stiliseeritud tervikuna. “Oleme etendust kokku pannes lähtunud Washingtoni eduka moetarbija elustiilist, hõlmates võimalikult mitmekülgse valiku disainbrände, alates taaskasutuse sõnumiga efektsest teksastiilist kuni äri- ja poliitikaringkondade esindusliku igapäevariietuse ning õhtusteks vastuvõttudeks ja galadeks sobiva disainini,” rääkisid etenduse kokkupanijad Oksana Tandit ja Evelin Ojamets Estonian Fashion Brands Associationist. Osalevate ettevõtjate soov, alates väikestest tugevatest disainbrändidest Eesti moesektori ühe suurima tootmisettevõtteni, on saada reaalseid müügikontakte kohapeal, saavutada meediakajastust ning seeläbi tõsta brändi tuntust, suurendada e-kaubandusest saadavat müügitulu ning panna alus jätkusuutlikule kontaktvõrgustikule USA turul. “Eesti Disainerite Liit on aastaid otsinud Eesti disaineritele väljundeid välisturul. Eesti disaini tugevale konkurentsivõimele on kinnitus saadud erinevatelt messidelt ja disaininädalatelt, paljudel disaineritel on juba oma välisesindajad. See annab julgust katsetada uutel turgudel. Loodame, et Washingtoni Eesti moe- ja disainipäevad, mis saavad teoks mitme võimeka osapoole koostöös, on Tallinnas toimuva Disainiöö väärtuslikuks pikenduseks, avades ukse maailma ühele suurimale turule, “ rääkis Ilona Gurjanova, Eesti Disainerite Liidu esinaine. „Eestis loodud mood on väärt maailmalavadel kõndima ja rahvusvahelist moepublikut kõnetama. Oleme end juba tõestanud Euroopas, kus näiteks Montonit müüakse edukalt mainekates kaubamajades. USA turg on küll keeruline ja rõivabrändidest küllastunud, ent usume siiski, et meil on sealsetele moehuvilisele pakkuda midagi ainulaadset – vaid meile omast disainikäekirja ja väga head kvaliteeti. Müügikanalina näeme ka e-poodi Andmorefashion.com, mis tarnib juba täna moe-esemeid 44 riigi klientidele,“ ütles Baltika jaekontseptsioonide ja brändingu direktor Maire Milder. Eesti moe- ja disainipäevade projektis on esindatud: Ülle Pohjanheimo, Riina Põldroos, Reet Aus, Tiina Talumees, Kristina Viirpalu, Oksana Tandit, Monton, Baltman, Ivo Nikkolo, Gvido, Birgit Skolimowski, Tanel Veenre, Kadri Kruus, Uncle Paul, Elmet Treier, Stella Soomlais, Andres Labi, Karl Annus, Piret Loog, Mare Kelpmann, New Vintage by Kriss, Estonian Design House. Visiit saab teoks tänu Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi, Kultuuriministeeriumi, Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutuse, Estonian Fashion Brands Associationi (EFBA) ning Eesti Disainerite Liidu (EDL) koostööle. Projekti kaasrahastatakse Euroopa Regionaalarengu Fondist loomemajanduse arendamise meetmest, osalevad disainerid kannavad moenädalal osalemise kulud ise. Washingtoni moenädala kava ja osalejad: http://www.dcfashionweek.org/ Pressiteatele on lisatud Eesti moe- ja disainipäevade ametlik visuaal. Lisainformatsioon: Evelin Ojamets Estonian Fashion Brands Association evelin.ojamets@metaadvisory.ee tel. 521 2890 Ilona Gurjanova Eesti Disainerite Liit leart@estpak.ee tel. 5557 3687 Anu-Maaja Pallok Kultuuriministeeriumi loomemajandusnõunik anu-maaja.pallok@kul.ee tel. 628 2234 /15.09.2016/
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Obama kabineti liige kutsus Eesti disainereid Washingtoni

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USA väike- ja keskmise suurusega ettevõtete administratsiooni juht ja presidendi Barack Obama kabineti liige Maria Contreras-Sweet tunnustas Eesti naisdisainereid naisettevõtluse edendamise eest ning tegi ettepaneku korraldada suve lõpus USA-s Eesti disaini nädal. Ettevõtlusminister Liisa Oviir korraldas eile Eesti Disaini Majas USA administratsiooni esindajatega arutelu, kuidas arendada mõlemas riigis naisettevõtlust. Sealhulgas tutvustasid Eesti tippdisainerid USA külalistele Eesti disaini ja arutati Eesti disainerite võimalusi siseneda USA turule. Maria Contreras-Sweet oli demonstreeritud toodetest vaimustuses. „Ma näen, et nende autoriteks on tõelised staarid ning see kvaliteet ja disain on kindlasti väärt tutvustamist laiemale maailmale,“ märkis Contreras-Sweet. Minister Liisa Oviir ütles, et kohtumisel vahetati mõtteid nii naisettevõtluse kui väike- ja keskmise suurusega ettevõtete arendamise teemadel. „Tõdesime, et suhtumine naisettevõtjatesse on sarnane nii Eestis kui Ameerikas, kus samuti peab naine sageli oluliselt rohkem pingutama, et meeste kõrval ennast võrdsena tõestada,“ lausus Oviir. Eesti Disaini Maja valis Oviir kohtumiseks eelkõige seetõttu, et Eestis on palju häid naisdisainereid, kes esindavad nii naisettevõtjaid kui samal ajal ka väikeettevõtjaid. Eesti disainerid on maailmas silma paistnud jätkusuutlike lahendustega, mis samaaegselt ei tee allahindlust toodete kvaliteedis ega teostuses.   Minister Oviir ütles, et Eesti disainerite loomingu tutvustamisele saab igaüks kaasa aidata. „Kannan ka ise hea meelega alati välisvisiitidel võimalikult palju Eesti disainerite loomingut,“ sõnas Oviir. Eesti disaini tutvustasid ameeriklastele Eesti Disainerite Liidu juht Ilona Gurjanova, disainer Stella Soomlais ja Hele Soomets Reet Aus Design OÜ-st. Ameeriklased on Eestis eile ja täna seitsmenda Atlandi-ülese majandusnõukogu (Transatlantic Economic Council) Euroopa Liidu ja USA väikeste ja keskmiste ettevõtete parimate praktikate kogemuste jagamise ürituse raames. Vaata pildigaleriid ka Postimehes. /03.06.2016/
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MKMi majandusarengu asekantslerina asus tööle Viljar Lubi

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Tänasest töötab Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi majandusarengu asekantslerina seni Eesti suursaadikuna Indias töötanud Viljar Lubi. Majandusarengu asekantsler vastutab ministeeriumis ettevõtluse arengu ja ekspordi toetamise, investeeringute kaasamise, innovatsiooni ja tehnoloogilise arendustegevuse eest. „Pean väga oluliseks Eesti jätkuvat avatust maailmale, sest Eesti on küll väike, aga turg on suur,“ ütles Lubi. „Loodan, et minu senine diplomaatiline kogemus erinevatest maailma maades aitab mind selles ülesandes. Ootan koostööd erinevate organisatsioonide ja ettevõtete esindajatega, kellega koos saame teha Eesti uhkeks.“ Lubi töötas viimased kolm aastat Eesti suursaadikuna Indias. Enne seda oli Viljar Lubi Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumis Euroopa Liidu ja rahvusvahelise koostöö osakonna juhataja. Ta on töötanud ka välisministeeriumi pressi- ja infoosakonnas, välismajanduse ja arengukoostöö osakonnas, Eesti saatkonnas Londonis, Euroopa Liidu osakonna üldasjade büroo direktorina ja Eesti suursaatkonna nõunikuna Washingtonis. Lubi on lõpetanud Tallinna Ülikooli magistrikraadiga politoloogias. Ta on ennast täiendanud Eesti Diplomaatide Koolis rahvusvaheliste suhete ja Euroopa integratsiooni kursusel ning Sussexi Ülikoolis Ühendkuningriigis Euroopa uuringute erialal. /15.02.2016/
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OTR CDL A Truck Driver - Great Pay!

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Produce Supply Express Inc. is offering a new career opportunity for an OTR CDL A Truck Driver in the Spokane, WA area! PSE is a long haul carrier specialized in truckload and LTL freight between Washington and the Western states of California! MUST HAVE CDL A LICENSE About the Position: 100% PAID Benefits Good Home Time - Home weekly! Premium Late model Equipment, APUs, Refrigerators Great Pay Steady Work Steady Temperature Controlled routes to AZ,CA,CO,UT from Spokane, WA  Multiple Drop Trailer opportunities/ We deliver/load the trailers for you Requirements: CDL A License 2 years experience    Call 844-309-3994 or Apply Online Today!
          

OTR CDL A Truck Driver - 100% PAID Benefits!

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Produce Supply Express Inc. is offering a new career opportunity for an OTR CDL A Truck Driver in the Spokane, WA area! PSE is a long haul carrier specialized in truckload and LTL freight between Washington and the Western states of California! MUST HAVE CDL A LICENSE About the Position: 100% PAID Benefits Good Home Time - Home weekly! Premium Late model Equipment, APUs, Refrigerators Great Pay Steady Work Steady Temperature Controlled routes to AZ,CA,CO,UT from Spokane, WA  Multiple Drop Trailer opportunities/ We deliver/load the trailers for you Requirements: CDL A License 2 years experience    Call 844-309-3994 or Apply Online Today!
          

OTR CDL A Truck Driver - Great Pay!

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Produce Supply Express Inc. is offering a new career opportunity for an OTR CDL A Truck Driver in the Spokane, WA area! PSE is a long haul carrier specialized in truckload and LTL freight between Washington and the Western states of California! MUST HAVE CDL A LICENSE About the Position: 100% PAID Benefits Good Home Time - Home weekly! Premium Late model Equipment, APUs, Refrigerators Great Pay Steady Work Steady Temperature Controlled routes to AZ,CA,CO,UT from Spokane, WA  Multiple Drop Trailer opportunities/ We deliver/load the trailers for you Requirements: CDL A License 2 years experience    Call 844-309-3994 or Apply Online Today!
          

Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi 2. nädala eelinfo

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Esmaspäev, 06.01Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts osaleb Logistika Pluss OÜ uue Nurmevälja logistikakeskuse avamisel. Lisainfo: Rasmus Ruuda, 6256429, rasmus.ruuda@mkm.ee.Teisipäev, 07.01Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi A-saalis toimub kell 13.00 Eesti Konjunktuuriinstituudi pressikonverents, kus tutvustatakse neljanda kvartali konjunktuuri ning prognoosi järgneva 6 kuu kohta. Lisainfo: Gea Otsa, 6256434, gea.otsa@mkm.ee.Kolmapäev, 08.01Minister Juhan Parts osaleb Arengufondi strateegiaseminaril. Lisainfo: Gea Otsa, 6256434, gea.otsa@mkm.ee.Neljapäev, 09.01Minister Juhan Parts osaleb valitsuse istungil ja kabineti arutelul.Eesti Interneti SAEesti Interneti SA avab esmaspäeval, 6. jaanuaril DNSSEC (eesti keeles domeeninimede süsteemi turvalaiendused) teenuse.ee domeenidele. DNSSEC aitab maandada veebiriske ja kaitseb domeene pahatahtlike rünnakute eest. .ee domeenisüsteemi kaitsmine DNSSEC-iga on oluline samm turvalisema interneti poole Eestis. Täiendav info: www.internet.ee/dnssec. Lisainfo: avalike suhete juht Maarja Kirtsi, 727 1013, 50 18 379, maarja.kirtsi@internet.ee.Riigi Infosüsteemi AmetRiigi Infosüsteemi Ameti peadirektor Jaan Priisalu kohtub neljapäeval, 9. jaanuaril USA George Washingtoni Ülikooli küberturbe magistrantidega, kes viibivad Eestis õppereisil. Lisainfo: kommunikatsioonijuht Liisa Tallinn, 663 0233, liisa.tallinn@ria.ee.Eesti Interneti SA ja Riigi Infosüsteemi AmetKolmapäeval, 8. jaanuaril allkirjastavad Eesti Interneti SA ja Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet DNSSEC turvalaiendusega riigiportaali domeeni eesti.ee. Lisainfo: avalike suhete juht Maarja Kirtsi, 727 1013, maarja.kirtsi@internet.ee; kommunikatsioonijuht Liisa Tallinn, 663 0233, liisa.tallinn@ria.ee.
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OTR CDL A Truck Driver - 100% PAID Benefits!

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Produce Supply Express Inc. is offering a new career opportunity for an OTR CDL A Truck Driver in the Spokane, WA area! PSE is a long haul carrier specialized in truckload and LTL freight between Washington and the Western states of California! MUST HAVE CDL A LICENSE About the Position: 100% PAID Benefits Good Home Time - Home weekly! Premium Late model Equipment, APUs, Refrigerators Great Pay Steady Work Steady Temperature Controlled routes to AZ,CA,CO,UT from Spokane, WA  Multiple Drop Trailer opportunities/ We deliver/load the trailers for you Requirements: CDL A License 2 years experience    Call 844-309-3994 or Apply Online Today!
          

State Educational Technology Officials Say Better Broadband Necessary for Pedagogy and Equity

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WASHINGTON, November 6, 2019 - High-speed internet access is essential for improving pedagogical approaches and broadband equity, and that means access to devices both at school and at home. Technology disruption is “game changing” for the education sector, said SETDA Deputy Executive Director Christine Fox, deputy executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association, […]
          

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr Links 5G Deployment and T-Mobile Merger to Addressing Digital Divide

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WASHINGTON, November 1, 2019 - Strategies that include and support historically underserved groups are necessary to address America’s digital divide, broadband experts said at Thursday’s Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council conference. In a keynote question and answer session, former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Dick Wiley – who served under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald […]
          

‘Mapping America’s Broadband’ Video from SHLB’s AnchorNets Conference Showcases and Educates

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WASHINGTON, October 30, 2019 - Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday posted the video of the "Mapping America's Broadband" session at the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition's #AnchorNets2019 conference from October 16-18, 2019. The session was moderated by Drew Clark, Editor and Publisher of this publication. Panelists were Mike Wilson, Vice President of Business Development for […]
          

C-Band Hearing Showcases Divisions Over Auctions, Uses of Radio Frequencies

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WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 - Mid-band radiofrequencies in the so-called "C-Band" are underutilized but not unused, said House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, D-N.J., at a Tuesday hearing on this key mid-band spectrum. The C-Band Alliance, a coalition of satellite service providers, had testified before the Committee this past July. Pallone disagreed with […]
          

China’s Technology, Economy and Military Are All Advancing at an Alarming Rate, Say CSIS Panelists

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WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 – With China’s technological advancement proceeding at a concerning rate for America, a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Tuesday discussed the ways in which the U.S. can improve its technology transfer policies. David Hanke, partner at Arent Fox LLP, called China the foremost important national security challenge […]
          

Senior Marketing Communications Specialist | CFA Society of Washington, DC

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Washington, D.C., REQUIREMENTS 5 years of work experience in a marketing or communications role Proficiency and experience with segmenting within a CRM system - Salesforce preferred Advanced knowledge of market
          

Parts: kriis kasvatas Eesti konkurentsivõimet

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Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts rääkis kolmapäeval Washingtonis toimunud Cato Instituudi konverentsil, et Eesti valitud strateegia tõi meid kriisist välja tugevamana ja aitas kasvatada meie ettevõtete konkurentsivõimet maailmaturgudel.Samas seisab Eesti endiselt tõsiste väljakutsete ees nagu ettevõtete rahvusvahelistumine, tootlikkuse tõstmine ja innovatsiooni osakaalu suurendamine.Parts tõi oma kõnes välja, et Eestile kindlustas valutuma ülemineku kiire reageerimine kriisile ja kolme tegevuse koosmõju: eelarve kärpimine, majanduse stimuleerimine ja reformide läbiviimine. „Samas ei tehtud kärpeid niisama, meie eesmärgiks oli tõsta avaliku sektori efektiivsust,“ lisas ta.Parts rõhutas, et Eesti taastub kiiresti ja meie majanduse tervis on parem kui enne kriisi. „Eesti majandus on nüüd palju säästlikum ja suudab oluliselt paremini taluda rahvusvahelisi võnkeid,“ lisas ta.Eesti majanduse taastumise põhimootoriks on olnud ekspordi kasv. Meie eksport kasvas 2010. aastal 22 ja 2011. aastal 25 protsenti. See tulenes meie töötleva tööstuse sektori suure lisandväärtusega ekspordi kiirest kasvust. Samuti on selles sektoris loodud ka kõige rohkem töökohti.Eesti põhimõte on aastaid olnud mitte kulutada rohkem kui teenid. Konservatiivne rahapoliitika jätkus ka kriisile reageerimisel. Eesti viis kulude vähendamiseks läbi ravikindlustushüvitiste reformi, kärpis jõuliselt jooksvaid kulutusi ning piiras kohalike omavalitsuste laenamist. Samas ei pääsenud me mööda ka maksude tõstmisest.„Nende meetmete tulemusena on Eesti püsinud ettenägeliku rahanduspoliitika tuletornina, hoides avaliku sektori võlataset ligikaudu seitsme protsendi piires SKT-st, mis on madalaim Euroopas ja üks madalamaid tasemeid kogu maailmas,“ rääkis Parts.Erinevalt mitmetest teistest riikidest Eesti ei vajanud kriisist väljaaitamist, sest buumiaastatel oli valitsusel pidevalt eelarve ülejääk ja moodustati reserve hädaolukorraks.„Ja lõpuks ei piirdunud meie reageerimine ainult eelarvepiirangutega,“ lisas Parts. „Viisime läbi tööturureformi, valitsus suunas täiendavalt EL-i raha investeeringuteks infrastruktuuri, ehitades teid, sadamaid, lennuvälju ja tõstis internetiühenduste taset.“Suur osa majanduse ergutamisest oli Eesti ettevõtete toetamine. Riik rahastas muuhulgas inimeste professionaalse kvalifikatsioonitaseme tõstmist, toetas eksportijaid, ergutas uute töökohtade loojaid jne. „Peale selle suurendasime pensione oma vanema põlvkonna eest hoolitsemiseks kriisi ajal. Mitte küll varem kavandatud määral, kuid vähene tõus siiski toimus – see aitas veidi riigisisest tarbimist alal hoida,“ ütles Parts.Minister märkis, et valitsusel on tähtis roll olukorras, kus kõik näib rääkivat neile vastu. „Valitud teel püsimine nõuab julgust, isegi kui mõned rahvusvahelised pangad ja väljapaistvad majandusteadlased olid veendunud, et meie otsused võivad viia hävingusse,“ sõnas Parts. „Meie kogemuste kohaselt on Euroopa praegust võlakriisi kõige parem lahendada konservatiivse rahanduspoliitika järgimise ja majandusreformidega, kuid eeldusel, et valitsus on võimeline seda tegema.“„Eesti seisukohalt võib Euroopa ühisvaluuta toimida seni, kuni euroala liikmesriigid rakendavad piisavaid eelarvepiiranguid ja viivad läbi struktuurireforme ning järgivad konservatiivse rahanduse ja liberaalse majanduse põhimõtteid.“Cato Instituut (Cato Institute) on avaliku halduse uuringutega tegelev instituut USA-s Washingtonis ja annab muuhulgas välja Milton Friedmani auhinda vabaduse edendamise eest. Instituudis toimub konverents teemal  „Europe's Crisis and the Welfare State: Lessons for the United States“, kus Parts on üks peaesinejatest.Ministri kõne on võimalik lugeda siit. 
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Majandus-ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi 41. nädala eelinfo

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Esmaspäev, 08. 10Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts osaleb kabineti istungil. Lisainfo: Kalev Vapper, 6256493, Kalev.Vapper@mkm.ee.9.-13. oktooberMinister Juhan Parts viibib töövisiidil USAs. Washingtonis osaleb minister Parts ettekandega Cato instituudi poolt korraldataval konverentsil „Europe’s Crisis and the Welfare State: Lessons for the United States“ ning samuti on kavandatud energeetikateemalised kohtumised. San Francisco visiidi raames kohtub minister erinevate IT ettevõtete esindajatega ning külastab EAS-i esindust Silicon Valley’s. Ministrit saadavad Andrus Aaslaid, riigi infosüsteemide osakonna nõunik,  Viljar Lubi, ELRKO juhataja ja Rasmus Ruuda, ASO nõunik. Lisainfo: Rasmus Ruuda, Rasmus.Ruuda@mkm.ee, 6256429.Tarbijakaitseamet: 09.10 – 10.10 toimub Gentis ICPEN workshop. Koostöös ülemaailmse tarbijakaitseametite võrgustiku  ICPEN-ga  korraldab Euroopa tarbijakaitseametite võrgustik CPC workshopi, kus vahetatakse kogemusi seoses e-kaubanduse järelevalvega. Workshopil osalevad tarbijakaitseametist CPC ühisprojektiga seotud finants-ja sideteenuste talituse  ametnikud.11.10 - 12.10 – toimub Gentis ülemaailmse tarbijakaitseametite võrgustiku ICPEN iga-aastane konverents. Tarbijakaitseamet on võrgustiku liige. Konverentsil osalevad tarbijakaitseametist finants- ja sideteenuste talituse juhataja ja turujärelevalve osakonna juhataja.Lisainfo: Hanna Turetski, tarbijapoliitika ja avalike suhete osakonna juhataja hanna.turetski@tarbijakaitseamet.ee.Maanteeamet: Teisipäeval, 9. oktoobril toimub Via Baltica Pärnu linna läbiva maantee ja läänepoolse ühendustee ehitustööde lõpetamine, millele järgneb pressibriifing, kus tehakse kokkuvõtteid hooaja suurematest teetöödest riigimaanteedel. Oodatud on kõik ajakirjanikud! Kogunemine kell 11.00 Pärnu linnas Endla teatri esisel parkimisplatsil, kust sõidame ühiselt bussiga Tammiste ristmikule sümboolsele lindilõikamisele. Pressibriifing toimub Endla teatri Palmisaalis kell 12.00-14.00. Transpordivajadusest palume teatada hiljemalt 8. oktoobri kella 15ks e-posti aadressil mari-jaana.adams@mnt.ee. Lisainfo: Mari-Jaana Adams, tel 6119 420, mob 53 312 088.Neljapäeval, 11. oktoobril kella 11.00st kuni 16.00ni on sõidukiomanikel üle Eesti võimalus kontrollida tasuta oma sõiduki tulede ja rehvide korrasolekut ning vastavust normidele (vt täpsemalt http://www.mnt.ee/index.php?id=21623). Vajadusel ja võimalusel saab sõiduki tuled ka kohapeal ära reguleerida. Täiendav info: Jürgo Vahtra, Maanteeameti tehnoosakonna juhataja, tel 636 1131, e-aadress: jurgo.vahtra@mnt.ee.Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus:EASi turismiarenduskeskus korraldab koostöös MTÜ-ga Eesti Turismihariduse Liit  ja SA-ga Innove 11.-12. oktoobril Tartus III rahvusvahelise turismihariduse konverents teemal „Loodusturism ja rekreatsioon“. Konverentsi peetakse loodusturismi aasta raames Tartu Kutsehariduskeskuses. Lisainfo: Merilin Pärli, 6279417, merilin.parli@eas.ee.Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet:RIAt külastab 11. oktoobril Namiibia rahvusassamblee IT-komisjon. Neile tutvustab RIA tööd rahvusvahelise koostöö koordinatsiooni ekspert Luukas Kristja Ilves. Lisainfo: kommunikatsioonijuht Liisa Tallinn, tel 663 0233, liisa.tallinn@ria.ee. 
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09. – 13. septembrini viibib Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts Hiinas Tianjinis Maailma majandusfoorumil „Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012“. Foorum pakub maailma majandus- ja ühiskonnaliidritele võimalust laiemaks diskussiooniks kuidas kriisijärgselt edendada jätkusuutlikku majandust. Lisaks osalemisele foorumi erinevates töösessioonides, kohtub minister Parts ka Hiina Rahvavabariigi asetranspordiministriga ning erinevate ettevõtete esindajatega.Lisainfo: Kalev Vapper, kalev.vapper@mkm.ee, 6256430Neljapäev, 13.09Minister Juhan Parts osaleb Leedus Trakais õhtusöögil seoses Euroopa Liidu energeetikavoliniku Hr. Günther Oettingeri ametliku visiidiga Leetu. Kohtumisel arutatakse Balti energiasüsteemide Euroopa Liitu integreerimise hetkesesiu ja edasisi samme.Lisainfo: Rasmus Ruuda, rasmus.ruuda@mkm.ee, 6256430Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet11.-14. septembrini viibib RIA peadirektor Jaan Priisalu USAs Washingtonis ja osaleb International Strategic Dialogue on Cyber Security korraldatud rahvusvahelise küberkaitse konverentsil. Ürituse kaaskorraldajated on German Marshall Fund, Henry Jackson Society ning AIPAC. Lisainfo: Liisa Tallinn, 663 0233, liisa.tallinn@ria.ee 12. septembril külastab RIAt ettevõtte Hitachi delegatsioon Jaapanist, et saada ülevaade Eesti e-valitsemise lahendustest. Lisainfo: Liisa Tallinn, 663 0233, liisa.tallinn@ria.ee 
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LA ANACAONA

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La Anacaona es la avenida más cuidada de la capital…

Honra a la cacique aborigen taína que gobernó el Cacicazgo de Jaragua tras la muerte de su hermano Bohechio. 

Raro encuentra uno que esa avenida tan importante haya sido bautizada con su nombre, porque aquí las principales avenidas llevan nombres de extranjeros, como la George Washington, Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Charles de Gaulle, Simón Bolivar, Rómulo Betancourt, la España, Nicolás de Ovando, etc. etc.

Tuvo suerte la india Anacaona con su avenida en la zona más exclusiva de la capital, bordeando el parque más importante de la ciudad. La única que tiene luces led intermitentes en sus señales de tránsito, como también medidores electrónicos de velocidad, aparte de ser la mejor iluminada de todas las vías. 

Claro está, en las torres de su alrededor viven los más grandes ricos del país, funcionarios del gobierno, diplomáticos, y no digo yo cuidar la vía, y acicalarla. 

Pero pienso que se le fue la mano a los que pretenden que se le quiten diez metros al parque Mirador Sur, para ampliarla y facilitar el tránsito. ¿Y es locos que están?, como dice Kinito Méndez en un merengue. Una de las mejores obras como espacio público que hizo Balaguer, y ahora algunos genios la quieren mutilar para agrandar más su avenida. ¡Ay Anacaona, areito de Anacaona!, como cantaba el salsero boricua Cheo Feliciano.

          

Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi 21. nädala eelinfo

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Esmaspäev, 21.05-       Minister Juhan Parts osaleb AS Tallinna Sadama üldkoosolekul. Lisainfo: Rasmus Ruuda, 6256429, rasmus.ruuda@mkm.ee.-       Minister Juhan Parts osaleb AS A.L.A.R.A üldkoosolekul. Lisainfo: Kalev Vapper, 6256493, kalev.vapper@mkm.ee.Teisipäev, 22.05-       Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi külastavad Singapuri ajakirjanikud, kes kohtuvad minister Juhan Partsiga. Lisainfo: Kalev Vapper, 6256493, kalev.vapper@mkm.ee. Kolmapäev, 23.05-       Riigikogu konverentsikeskuses toimub Aasia foorum ja äriseminar: Eesti esimesed sammud. Avakõne peab minister Juhan Parts. Lisainfo: Martin Miido, 6256430, martin.miido@mkm.ee-       Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumis toimub uuringu „Ettevõtlus- ja innovatsioonipoliitika vahehindamine“ lõppraporti esitlus. Lisainfo: Martin Miido, 6256430, martin.miido@mkm.ee-       Minister Juhan Parts osaleb AS Elektriraudtee üldkoosolekul. Lisainfo: Rasmus Ruuda, 6256429, rasmus.ruuda@mkm.ee.Neljapäev, 24.05 -       Minister Juhan Parts osaleb valitsuse istungil ja kabineti nõupidamisel.Reede, 25.05-       Minister Juhan Parts peab kõne Virumaa Teataja ja Euroopa Parlamendi Infobüroo Eestis 5. arvamusliidrite lõunal Vihulas. Lisainfo: Martin Miido, 6256430, martin.miido@mkm.ee. -       Allkirjastatakse Eesti- Šveitsi koostööprogramm, mille raames toetatakse 5,4 miljoni euroga nelja kohaliku omavalitsuse hoone madalenergiamaja kriteeriumitele vastavaks renoveerimist või rajamist. Projekti lepingu allkirjastamine ja sellele järgnev seminar algab kell 9.00 Sokos Hotel Viru saalis Grande 3.  Seminar on tasuta. Lisainfo: Martin Miido, 6256430, martin.miido@mkm.ee.  Maanteeamet-       Kolmapäeval, 23. mail kell 10-16 toimub Tallinnas Vabaduse väljakul Tallinna, Harju- ja Raplamaa koolide õpilastele mõeldud liikluskasvatuslik jalgrattavõistlus “Vigurivänt 2012”. Võistlus annab lastele võimaluse võrrelda oma teadmisi liiklusteooria tundmises ning jalgratta vigurraja läbimise osavuses. Täiendav info: Martin Alles, Maanteeameti põhja regiooni liikluskasvatuse osakonna peaspetsialist, mob 55 679 041, e-post: martin.alles@mnt.ee-       Laupäeval, 26. mail peetakse Eesti Maanteemuuseumis postijaamapäeva, kus saab ülevaate erinevatest sõidukitest ja uudistada nii vanu kui ka kaasaegseid busse. Laste jaoks tuleb kohale teadusbuss. Täiendav info: Kristel Kossar, Eesti Maanteemuusemi kommunikatsiooni- ja turundusjuhi kt, mob 57 450 218, e-post: kristel.kossar@mnt.eeEttevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus-       Tallinn võõrustab 20.-22. maini Euroopa suurimat lennundusfoorumit Routes Europe. Foorumile on oodata ligikaudu 800 delegaati, nende seas nii Euroopa lennufirmade kui lennujaamade esindajaid. Routes Europe on Euroopa lennutranspordi arendajate iga-aastane kohtumine, kus osalevad nii suuremate lennufirmade kui ka regionaalsete-, tšarter- ja odavlennufirmade ja lennujaamade esindajad, et arutada uute lennuliinide avamise võimalusi. Routes Europe 2012 võõrustavad Tallinna Lennujaam, EAS, MKM, Tallinna linn koos paljude partneritega.-       Eestisse saabuvad nädalasele visiidile 40 Singapuri ajakirjanikku ja kommunikatsiooniinimest, kellele tutvustatakse Eesti majandust, kultuuri ja eluolu. Visiidi jooksul kohtutakse president Ilvese, peaminister Ansipi ning majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Partsiga, külastatakse EASi, Muuga sadamat, Arengufondi, Tolaram Gruppi, Skype’i, Routes Europe raames toimuvat Minilaulupidu, Vabaõhumuuseumit, Lennusadamat, KUMU, Maardu mõisa ja Toompea lossi. Lisaks tehakse Tallinna vanalinna tutvustav ekskursioon, käiakse bastionikäikudes ja istutatakse puid RMK eesvedamisel.Veeteede Amet-       21. mail 2012. a korraldavad Veeteede Amet, Eesti Laevaomanike Liit, Tallink Grupp AS ja Eesti Mereakadeemia Euroopa merepäeva raames koolilastele ekskursioone Tallinki reisilaevadele ning Admiraliteedi basseini ääres seisvatele alustele. Rohkem infot Euroopa merepäeva kohta: http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/index_en.htm.  Lisainfo: Veeteede Ameti välissuhete ja info osakonna juhataja Dan Heering dan.heering@vta.ee, 620 5529.-       22.–23. mail 2012. a toimub Hispaanias Valencias Maailma Veetransporditaristu Liidu (PIANC) üldkogu koosolek (Annual General Assembly). Üldkogul kuulatakse ära ja kinnitatakse PIANC-i komiteede ja rahvuslike sektsioonide aruanded ja tööplaanid, auditi tulemused, jooksva aasta finantsplaani täitmise seisukord ning kinnitatakse finantsplaan aastateks 2013–2015. Üldkogul osalevad Veeteede Ameti peadirektor Andrus Maide ja nõunik Vaido Kraav. Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet-       RIA peadirektor Jaan Priisalu on 22.-24. maini USAs Washingtonis, kus esineb 23. mail ettekandega Atlantic Council korraldatud küberkaitse teemalisel üritusel “Building A Secure Cyber Future: Attacks On Estonia, Five Years On”.-       Jätkub riigiportaali eesti.ee kampaania. Riigiportaali tutvustustelki Ervinal saab külastada 25.-27. maini Tartus Lõunakeskuses. Oma andmete vaatamiseks on vaja ID-kaarti või mobiil-IDd ning PIN koode. Riigiportaali teavituskampaania on osa Euroopa Liidu struktuurifondide programmist “Infoühiskonna teadlikkuse tõstmine”, mida rahastab Euroopa Regionaalarengu Fond. Lisainfo: Katrin Pärgmäe, 663 0233, press@ria.ee Tarbijakaitseamet-       22. mail  toimub Brüsselis järjekordne Tarbijakaitsealase koostöö määruse nr  2006/2004 komitee  korraline koosolek. Komiteesse kuuluvad liikmesriikide rakendusasutused ning Eestist on selleks asutuseks Tarbijakaitseamet. Komitee nõupidamised toimuvad 3-4 korda aastas ning Tarbijakaitseametist osaleb koosolekul turujärelevalve osakonna juhataja Anne Reinkort. Seekordsel nõupidamisel keskendutakse muuhulgas  ühisprojektidele, kontrollaktsiooni SWEEP DAY läbiviimisele ja ametnike vahetuste teemadele.-       24. mail toimub Brüsselis  Euroopa Komisjoni poolt kokku kutsutud Toote Ohutuse Direktiivi Komitee järjekordne korraline nõupidamine, kus arutatakse Üldise Toote Ohutuse Direktiivi rakendamist, täitmist ning sellega seotud teemasid liikmesriikides. Eestist kuuluvad komiteesse nii tarbijakaitseameti kui ka Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi esindajad. -       25. mail toimub Brüsselis Euroopa Komisjoni poolt kokku kutsutud tooteohutusealase CSN töögrupi  (Consumer Safety Network) korraline kohtumine. Nõupidamisel keskendutakse  probleemsetele  tarbijatoodetele ja teenustele, mille kasutamine võib olla seotud potentsiaalse ohuga tarbijatele. Tarbijakaitseametist osaleb koosolekul turujärelevalve osakonna juhataja Anne Reinkort.23.-24.mail toimub Soomes Põhjamaade ja eesti tarbijahariduse töögrupi koosolek. Töögruppi kuuluvad lisaks Eestile esindajad soomest, Norrast ja Rootsist. Tarbijakaitseametist osaleb Hanna turtski, tarbijapoliitika ja avalike suhete osakonna juhataja. Lisainfo: Hanna Turetski, hanna.turetski@tarbijakaitseamet.ee
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Esmaspäev, 09. aprill-       Minister Juhan Parts osaleb Tallinna Lennujaamas Tallinn-Thbilisi lennuliini avamisel. Lisainfo: Rasmus Ruuda, tel 6256429, e-post rasmus.ruuda@mkm.ee.-       Minister Juhan Parts vastab riigikogus arupärimistele.Teisipäev, 10. aprill-       Minister Juhan Parts osaleb riigikogu majanduskomisjonis maagaasiseaduse majandustegevuse seadustiku üldosa seaduse muutmise seaduse (SE 166) arutelul. Lisainfo: Rasmus Ruuda, tel 6256429, e-post rasmus.ruuda@mkm.ee.Kolmapäev, 11. aprill-       Kell 11 tutvustavad Radissoni hotelli konverentsikeskuses Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi energeetika asekantsler Ando Leppiman ja Eleringi juhatuse esimees Taavi Veskimägi avatud elektriturule üleminekuga seonduvaid teemasid. Lisainfo: Rasmus Ruuda, tel 6256429, e-post rasmus.ruuda@mkm.ee.-       Minister Juhan Parts avab Eesti Näituste messikeskuses 16. rahvusvahelise ehitusmessi Eesti Ehitab 2012. Lisainfo: Martin Miido, 6256430, martin.miido@mkm.ee. -       Minister osaleb Majandusajaloo Muuseumi kauaaegse töötaja Leonid Gordejevi 95. sünnipäeval. Neljapäev, 12. aprill -           Minister Juhan Parts osaleb valitsuse istungil ning kabineti arutelul. Maanteeamet-           Esmaspäeval, 9. aprillil, alustab Maanteeamet jalgratturikiivri kasutamise suurendamiseks meediakampaaniat „Tegijat tunned kiivrist“. Lisainfo: Urve Sellenberg, Maanteeameti liikluskasvatuse talituse juhataja, tel 611 93 41, mob 504 06 02, e-post urve.sellenberg@mnt.ee -           Teisipäeval, 10. aprillil, algusega kell 10.00 toimub Maanteeameti peamajas (Pärnu mnt 463a) uuringu „Sõidukijuhtide rahulolu Eesti riigimaanteede sõiduoludega 2011.-2012. aasta talvel“ tutvustus. Lisainfo: Rain Hallimäe, Maanteeameti hooldeosakonna juhataja, tel 6119 332, e-post rain.hallimäe@mnt.ee Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet-           Riigi Infosüsteemi Ameti delegatsioon on 7.-19. aprillini USAs. Washingtonis kohtutakse USA CERTiga, USA küberväe Cybercom juhi Keith Alexanderiga ja teiste ametkondadega. Cybercomi on varem külastanud kaitseministri ja Vabariigi Presidendi delegatsioonid. Seekord külastavad Cybercomi esimest korda Eesti eksperdid. Lisaks arutatakse koostöövõimalusi Marylandi osariigiga ning 10. aprillil teeb RIA peadirektor Jaan Priisalu ettekande Georgetowni ülikoolis toimuval küberkonverentsil. Külastatakse ka Idaho National Labsi, kus tutvutakse sealsete võimalustega ja arutatakse võimalikku koostööd. Lisainfo: Katrin Pärgmäe, tel 663 0233, katrin.pargmae@ria.ee Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus-           Innovatsioonireaktori programmi raames toimub seminar väärtusahela innovatsiooni teemal, sihtrühmaks ettevõtete juhid ja omanikud.
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OTR CDL A Truck Driver - 100% PAID Benefits!

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Produce Supply Express Inc. is offering a new career opportunity for an OTR CDL A Truck Driver in the Spokane, WA area! PSE is a long haul carrier specialized in truckload and LTL freight between Washington and the Western states of California! MUST HAVE CDL A LICENSE About the Position: 100% PAID Benefits Good Home Time - Home weekly! Premium Late model Equipment, APUs, Refrigerators Great Pay Steady Work Steady Temperature Controlled routes to AZ,CA,CO,UT from Spokane, WA  Multiple Drop Trailer opportunities/ We deliver/load the trailers for you Requirements: CDL A License 2 years experience    Call 844-309-3994 or Apply Online Today!
          

Riggs Washington DC, the first U.S. property from international hospitality company Lore Group, to open in early 2020

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The 181-room hotel sits on a prominent corner of the city’s Penn Quarter neighbourhood and features a grand café and brasserie, cocktail bar and rooftop event space
Riggs Washington DC, a brand-new independent hotel from Lore Group, is set to open in the capital’s thriving Penn Quarter neighbourhood in early 2020. 



          

Nightcap

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Nationalization is as American as apple pie Thomas Hanna, Jacobin In China, every day is Kristallnacht Fred Hiatt, Washington Post How Mengzi bested the Golden Rule Eric Schwitzgebel, Aeon Countries are not anecdotes Scott Sumner, EconLog
          

World Champion Washington Nationals Catcher Kurt Suzuki Feels His President's Love

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Registered Nurse RN Emergency Services Full Time Nights

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Description SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Please ask for the Student Loan Assistance Program! At our facility, we value teamwork and compassion across the spectrum of care. Click  here   to see what some of our team members have to say about being a part the HCA team. Located outside of Washington, DC in the historic Loudoun County, StoneSprings Hospital Center, a 124- bed acute care facility, lies in an area full of attractions including historic parks, horseback riding, dining, shopping, and more! StoneSprings Hospital Center is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, which is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S where healthcare opportunities are almost unlimited!   StoneSprings Hospital Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and holds accreditation from the Joint Commission. Most importantly, we are dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life in our community by putting patients first.   Additional Information about our Emergency Department: 15-bed unit Average 45-50 patients daily Nurses are cross trained in Inpatient Pediatrics Self Scheduling system Growth opportunities involve being a part of Shared Governance councils A supportive environment focused on fostering educational opportunities and specialty certification Leaders with a passion for supporting nurses in reaching their professional goals, excellent practice, and collegial relationships We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program Experience: One year of recent Emergency Department experience Certifications: Emergency Nurses Pediatrics Course (ENPC) can be obtained after hired ACLS/PALS required Must obtain CPI within 90 days of hire Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse Progressive Care Unit Part-Time

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Part-time Ask me about Student Loan Assistance Program! At our facility, we value teamwork and compassion across the spectrum of care. Click  here   to see what some of our team members have to say about being a part the HCA team. Ask me about the Student Assistance Loan Program! Located outside of Washington, DC in the historic Loudoun County, StoneSprings Hospital Center, a 124- bed acute care facility, lies in an area full of attractions including historic parks, horseback riding, dining, shopping, and more! StoneSprings Hospital Center is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, which is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S where healthcare opportunities are almost unlimited! Our 10-bed combined intensive care and progressive unit provides highly skilled nursing for critically ill patients. Using advanced patient monitoring technology and sophisticated medical equipment, we provide continuous, comprehensive care for patients with serious conditions, including those recovering from heart attacks, surgery, stroke, severe accidents or complex illnesses We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.   Qualifications Part-Time Position Education: Graduate of an NLN Accredited Nursing Program Licensure: Current license as RN in the Commonwealth of Virginia or Compact State Experience: 1 year of Progressive Care Unit Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse NICU RN

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time For a limited time , StoneSprings Hospital Center is offering up to $10,000 sign-on bonus to Registered Nurses with at least 2 years of applicable nursing experience. Current HCA employees do not qualify. At our facility, we value teamwork and compassion across the spectrum of care. Click  here   to see what some of our team members have to say about being a part the HCA team. Located outside of Washington, DC in the historic Loudoun County, StoneSprings Hospital Center, a 124- bed acute care facility, lies in an area full of attractions including historic parks, horseback riding, dining, shopping, and more! StoneSprings Hospital Center is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, which is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S where healthcare opportunities are almost unlimited! New NICU Unit! Opening Fall 2019 Level II 5 bed NICU We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.   We are seeking a RN  to help provide our patients with high quality, efficient care. We are an amazing team working hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. Qualifications Full-Time Nights - 12 hour shifts Possibility to Float to Reston when census is low Education:          BSN Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program or obtained within five years of employment.   Licensure:           Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia    Experience:        One to two years recent Neonatal Intensive Care experience at Level II or greater preferred. Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse NICU Part Time

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Part-time Ask me about the Student Assistance Loan Program! Located outside of Washington, DC in the historic Loudoun County, StoneSprings Hospital Center, a 124- bed acute care facility, lies in an area full of attractions including historic parks, horseback riding, dining, shopping, and more! StoneSprings Hospital Center is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, which is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S where healthcare opportunities are almost unlimited New NICU Unit!  Opening Fall 2019 Level II 5 bed NICU We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.   We are seeking a NICU RN  to help provide our patients with high quality, efficient care. We are an amazing team working hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. Qualifications Part Time Nights - 12 hour shifts with rotating weekends Possibility to Float to Reston when census is low Associates Degree required, BSN preferred            Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia         One to two years recent Neonatal Intensive Care experience at Level II or greater preferred. Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Ask me about Student Loan Assistance Program! At our facility, we value teamwork and compassion across the spectrum of care. Click  here   to see what some of our team members have to say about being a part the HCA team. Ask me about the Student Assistance Loan Program! Located outside of Washington, DC in the historic Loudoun County, StoneSprings Hospital Center, a 124- bed acute care facility, lies in an area full of attractions including historic parks, horseback riding, dining, shopping, and more! StoneSprings Hospital Center is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, which is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S where healthcare opportunities are almost unlimited! We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Full-Time Rotating Current license as RN in the Commonwealth of Virginia or Compact State BLS and ACLS certification through American Heart Association is required upon hire 1 year of ICU experience Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Ondertekening handelsdeal mogelijk later

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WASHINGTON (AFN) - De ontmoeting tussen de Amerikaanse president Donald Trump en zijn Chinese ambtsgenoot Xi Jinping voor de ondertekening van een voorlopige handelsdeal vindt mogelijk later plaats dan gepland. Dat meldt persbureau Reuters op basis van bronnen rond Trump.
          

Estado Islámico: la “herramienta útil” de EEUU en Medio Oriente

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¿Por qué surgió el Estado Islámico? ¿Qué significa el wahabismo, la ideología que rige a ese grupo y es impulsada por Arabia Saudita? ¿Cómo opera Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente actual? ¿Por qué Washington [...]
          

Neuroscience Account Manager - Neurology - Seattle, WA

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WA-Seattle, Territory: Seattle, WA - Neurology Target city for territory is Seattle or Tacoma, WA - will consider candidates who live within 40 miles of territory boundaries with access to a major airport. Territory boundaries include: Washington (excluding Southwest WA), Northern Idaho (including Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Lewiston), and Montana. SUMMARY: At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restor
          

全球自由民主的退潮之五 比美國更自由的台灣 ——惡鄰進逼,處境艱險

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40多年前還住在台灣的時候,當時還在戒嚴令下。什麼事都難以推動,動輒得咎。報禁、黨禁、髮禁、無所不禁。還有一陣子電視上只能唱三首「愛國歌」。到海邊或海港區參觀、遊玩、照相,都有海防人員來加以禁止。那時剛開有一條從基隆港航行到花蓮港的花蓮輪航線,好奇一下去乘坐個來回。結果是關卡嚴格,檢查人員對每個背包、手提行李都要打開調查。在我背後排隊的一位西方觀光客看了搖頭嘆息。1979年來美後,發現美國海闊天空,幾乎百無禁忌。一位朋友的岳父走船來美,朋友要我帶他去見他岳父。我的車子直接開入港區,停靠在船邊。到機場接機也可直接進入登機門,到飛機門邊接送朋友。台灣與美國在自由度上真有如天淵之別。 但,曾幾何時,這個局勢卻一直在逆轉中。 1997年第一次回台後,覺得台灣的自由民主有很大的進步,社會也開放了許多。加上後來在沒經歷過威權統治的年輕世代的參與下,台灣也越來越走向自由開放的道路。反過來說,美國的自由民主反而在倒退中。這當然與2001年後的反恐有關,但更重要的是川普上台後,使美國的自由民主度一直在持續倒退中。以自由之家2019年的報告來看,台灣在政治權利、民權、與自由度的列比上都居1.0,總分數是93。美國在列比上居1.5 ,總分數是86。這種互調是我在四十多年前難以想像的。 自由之家的評鑒是基於政治權利(political rights)與民權(civil liberties)來算的。有一個總分(aggregate score)與一個自由度的評分(由最好的1到最壞的7)。全球滿分的只有三個國家:芬蘭、挪威、瑞典。與台灣同分的有四個國家:奧地利、英國、與兩個小國。比台灣還自由的有22個國家(許多是很少聽見過的小國)。台灣於今年通過同婚,可以預見的是自由之家明年的評比將會對台灣加分。與東亞的一些國家做比較,日本列等1,總分96;南韓列等2,總分83;新加坡列等4,總分51;香港列等3.5 ,總分59;印度列等2.5 ,總分75;菲律賓列等3.0 ,總分61;中國列等6.5 ,總分11;北韓列等7.0 ,總分3;紐西蘭列等1,總分98;澳洲列等1,總分98。 看到台灣有這麼好的成就不免令人覺得欣慰,也感到與有榮焉。只是,用美國的衰退為例來看,自由民主也不是那麼穩定而歷久不衰的。在感到為台灣欣喜之時,也應考慮到該如何維護這得來不易的果實。 記得當年還住在台灣時,身邊支持國民黨的有一大堆人。因為那時台灣的經濟有所成長,也有部分自由,夫復何求。但反對國民黨的朋友也相當多。但在這些反對國民黨的人中,許多人也覺得相當無奈,只有哀嘆的份。但台灣後來是走上自由民主的轉型了。那麼,這個推動自由民主的動力在那裏。 如果說那個時代的台灣人是愛好自由民主的話,那也未必如此。在過去的美國,要了解一個州或一個城市的自由度指標,首先你得看對女權的接受度。在女權一般都受到尊重而漸漸的平權後,再來則是看對同性戀權益的接受度。以台灣而言,整個社會的氛圍(尤其是中南部)在目前都還算是保守的,對同婚的議題而言,難以說得到大部分的同意。在同婚議題的接受度上固然有城鄉與世代的差異,但至少台灣是通過了同婚法案。另外在廢死議題上,社會反對的聲音還是很大。其他就有關接納更多移民與難民的議題來看,可能還有很長的一段路要走。 顯然對自由民主的追求,並非當年推動民主化的主要動力。主要動力無寧是源於對二二八事件的平反要求,與要求能夠公開的討論台灣前途的議題。也就是說,台灣民族獨立運動才是台灣民主化的主要動力,自由民主運動則為其次。但這兩者一直都是同攜共進的。台灣的民族民主運動是仍需要一直持續下去的。運動固然有退有進,但有一股暗流是以前沒有,而我們應該加以警覺與防範的。那就是網路謠言在中共官方的操控下的大量運作。 在過去十多年來,普亭下的俄國開始積極的運用網軍,去操控歐洲的民意與選舉,製造分裂。歐洲極右翼勢力的升起與得票數的增加,多少與俄國的網軍有關。2016年的美國大選,俄國的黑手更是處處皆是,多少造成了川普的當選。俄國的這種「成就」中國當然不會不注意到。近年來中國的網軍也於台灣肆無忌憚的大行其道。多年來一直對台灣軟硬兼施,無所不用其極的中國,於2018年的台灣選舉中打出了漂亮的成績單,特別是韓國瑜的當選(Specter of Meddling by Beijing Looms over Taiwan’s Elections, New York Times, 11/12/2018; Josh Rogin: China’s interference in the 2018 elections succeeded – in Taiwan. Washington Post, 12/18/2018; Paul Huang: Chinese Cyber-Operatives Boosted Taiwan’s Insurgent Candidate, Foreign Policy, … … Continue reading
          

Yang supports 'Medicare for All' label, would keep private insurance

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Businessman Andrew Yang said he supports "Medicare for All" but would keep the option of private insurance, in stark contrast to Sen. Bernie Sanders' original "Medicare for All" plan that essentially eliminates private insurers.

The Democratic presidential candidate said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that his version of Medicare for All could "exist to complement the current existing private insurance market," and that his campaign would unveil a "more detailed roll-out of the full plan in the days to come."

Yang's campaign website currently lists Medicare for All as one of his three main policies, but does not outline in detail how he would implement his health care plan if elected president.

Medicare for All, which has been spearheaded by Sanders, has emerged as a key fault line for 2020 Democratic candidates. Though it has become a catchphrase among Democrats — several candidates who are senators signed on to the bill as cosponsors — there is no universal agreement on how best to overhaul the American health care system.

"If you look at it, what does it say? Medicare for All, which means that you have a Medicare program that everyone can be enrolled in. It does not say Medicare for All, and all private insurance is hereby illegal," Yang said.

Sanders' Medicare for All bill, in contrast to Yang's vision, would essentially eliminate private insurers.

"So you're adopting the label, but not the bill," Bash said.

"That's correct," Yang responded.

Sanders' Medicare for All plan does not ban private insurers, but it leaves them only a tiny slice of the market to cover. Under Medicare for All, insurers could not cover services that would be included in the government-run plan, which would offer very comprehensive benefits, including doctors' visits, emergency care, hospitalization, mental health, maternity, rehabilitation, prescription drugs, vision, dental and hearing aids. Carriers could still sell policies that covered non-medically necessary procedures, such as cosmetic surgery.

Yang's goal, he said, is to "demonstrate to the American people that private insurance is not what you need" and that the Medicare plan is "superior to your current insurance." He would do that, he said, "without pulling the rug out from under you and saying that the insurance no longer exists."

He condemned the private insurance business model, saying it is "ratcheting up prices, year after year" and hurting families and businesses. But, he said, a majority of Americans are content with many aspects of their current coverage. "You can't completely upend an existing system that tens of millions of Americans rely upon, in my view," he said.

Proponents of Medicare for All want to create a single, government-run health insurance program. Yang echoed other Democratic candidates and said he regards health care as a basic human right, and that under his plan every American would have coverage.

Yang also delved into the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that is dividing Washington and the country.

He said it was discouraging that no Republicans voted in support of the resolution formalizing proceedings last week. He said the lack of Republican support in the House suggested the Republican-controlled Senate would not vote to convict Trump.

Yang said there is a chance impeachment hurts the Democratic nominee for president. He noted senators who are 2020 candidates would have to return to Washington, DC, if there was a trial in the Senate, and that it would take the focus away from the campaign.

"Wouldn't be bad for you though," Bash said.

"I would be right here in Iowa, or New Hampshire, or South Carolina, or Nevada, or someplace else campaigning. It's true," Yang said, with a laugh.

CNN's Tami Luhby contributed to this report.

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Senior Data Center Architect (Pre-Sales) - Biloxi

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Requisition Number: 73646 As a  Data Center Architect  you’ll lead discussions with clients around their cloud and data center initiatives. You’ll assist account executives with technical and business guidance on a variety of services and technologies within large enterprise customers. You’ll act as a trusted advisor to customers based on intimate technical knowledge of the customer environment. The DCA has the ability to leverage consulting services, managed services, field services coupled with technology to drive desired business outcomes. What you’ll do at Insight: Build relationships with clients at the manager and director level. Create and implement a solution roadmap and select the right infrastructure and technology platform or product based on in-depth knowledge of one and broad knowledge of other technologies. Ability to lead development of the technical solution or offering, in translating the business needs into technical requirements. Identifies gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts and the risk profile in the technical solution or offering, and provides technical support." Assist clients with complex projects involved multiple disciples or business units. Recommend to client appropriate technological alternatives. Evaluate new technological developments and how they affect evolving client business requirements. What you’ll need to join Insight: A Bachelor degree from an accredited institution or a minimum of 10+ years’ experience working in a technical role. Minimum of 5 industry and/or product certifications required Excels at leading group client business discussions Solid experience in consultative / complex sales processes Strong written and verbal skills and adept at client presentations Deep knowledge and interest in major public cloud offerings (Microsoft Azure, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps) and related Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service capabilities. Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. #LI-US Posting Notes: Boston, MA || Massachusetts (US-MA) || United States (US) || None || None  || US - Boston, MA; US - NYC-36TH ST; US - Philadelphia, PA; US - Washington, DC ||
          

The Lore of ‘The Godfather’ Resurfaces at Roger Stone’s Trial

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Few films or books have entered the American lexicon as deeply as this mob chronicle, which is set to play a role at the Stone trial in Washington.
          

Trump, Um, Fails to Rally

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Pop quiz: Who’s greater than George Washington?
          

G-d’s Master Plan – Part III – The Two Great Hoaxes Involving The Gopher State

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BS”D Astros 3rd baseman Alex Bregman’s great-grandfather Samuel “Bo” Bregman immigrated from Russia to Washington, D.C., around 1900 at age 11 to escape Russian anti-Jewish pogroms. He was part of the ownership group with George Preston Marshall that moved the Boston Redskins to Washington, D.C., to become the Washington Redskins. After Game...
          

'Straight up lied': Prosecutors say adviser Stone fibbed to protect Trump

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'Straight up lied': Prosecutors say adviser Stone fibbed to protect TrumpProsecutors pulled back the curtain on Roger Stone's private dealings with President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday, portraying the president's longtime adviser as a liar who misled Congress about his outreach efforts to the WikiLeaks website to protect Trump from looking bad. Prosecution and defense lawyers delivered opening statements to the 12-member jury in federal court in Washington, painting dramatically different portraits of the 67-year-old Republican political operative who has been a friend and ally of Trump for four decades. Stone "straight up lied" to Congress, prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky told the jury, which was selected earlier in the day.



          

Iranians plead guilty after arrest for spying on dissidents

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Iranians plead guilty after arrest for spying on dissidentsTwo men arrested last year for spying on Iranian dissidents in the United States have pleaded guilty to charges in a Washington court, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Iranian-US dual citizen Ahmadreza Mohammadi Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, an Iranian resident of California, tried to penetrate the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), a group of Iranian dissidents in exile, in New York and Washington from 2017-2018, according to the department. Doostdar traveled to the United States form Iran on three occasions to recruit Ghorbani and give him instructions and thousands of dollars in payments, according to the charges.



          

Registered Medical Assistant II - Orthopaedic Surgery - 45928 | Washington University in St. Louis

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St. Louis, Missouri, EOE Statement: Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual ori
          

Technical Recruiter

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DC-Washington DC, job summary: IMMEDIATE NEED FOR A SENIOR RECRUITER The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years' experience of high volume technical recruitment, campus career fairs and possess a keen eye when reviewing resumes and conducting initial screenings. In this role you will be required to build relationships internally and externally, drive the full-cycle recruitment efforts with a heavy focu
          

Congressional Briefing: Christian Leaders in Support of H.R. 2407

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:30am

Join U.S. Representative Betty McCollum and Christian faith leaders on the International Day of the Child as they advocate for the rights of Palestinian children who are detained, prosecuted and incarcerated by the Israeli military in the West Bank.


          

Stryker Systems Maintainer (91S)

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91S Stryker Systems Maintainer Job ID: 1144900 Job Views: 17 Location: YAKIMA, Washington, United States ZIP Code: 98901 Job Category: Mechanic and Maintenance Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Stryker Vehicles are fast, highly-mobile combat vehicles used by the military to triumph on the battlefield. As a Stryker Systems Maintainer for the Army National Guard, you will be responsible for keeping the Stryker systems functioning to ensure the success of each and every mission. In this role, you will be supervising and performing maintenance on various Stryker systems and vehicles including: the M1128 Mobile gun system, the M1132 Engineer support vehicle, the M1133 Medical evacuation vehicle, and the M1135 NBC recon vehicle. Job Duties * Perform field and sustainment-level maintenance on various vehicle systems to include the suspension systems, steering systems, hydraulic systems, fire extinguisher/suppressor systems, and vehicle mounted armament * Supervises compliance with shop safety program and use, and maintenance and security of power tools * Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions * Supervises and provides technical guidance to junior-grade Soldiers * Performs battlefield damage assessment and repair Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Engine disassembly and repair * Repair of hydraulic, fuel, and electrical systems * Repair and maintenance of armament systems Helpful Skills * Interest in mathematics, shop mechanics, and engine mechanics * Ability to use hand and power tools Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with auto and construction equipment dealers and farm equipment companies. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Styker Systems Maintainer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) with classroom instruction, involving practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Stryker Systems Maintainer (91S)

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91S Stryker Systems Maintainer Job ID: 1144901 Job Views: 27 Location: YAKIMA, Washington, United States ZIP Code: 98901 Job Category: Mechanic and Maintenance Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Stryker Vehicles are fast, highly-mobile combat vehicles used by the military to triumph on the battlefield. As a Stryker Systems Maintainer for the Army National Guard, you will be responsible for keeping the Stryker systems functioning to ensure the success of each and every mission. In this role, you will be supervising and performing maintenance on various Stryker systems and vehicles including: the M1128 Mobile gun system, the M1132 Engineer support vehicle, the M1133 Medical evacuation vehicle, and the M1135 NBC recon vehicle. Job Duties * Perform field and sustainment-level maintenance on various vehicle systems to include the suspension systems, steering systems, hydraulic systems, fire extinguisher/suppressor systems, and vehicle mounted armament * Supervises compliance with shop safety program and use, and maintenance and security of power tools * Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions * Supervises and provides technical guidance to junior-grade Soldiers * Performs battlefield damage assessment and repair Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Engine disassembly and repair * Repair of hydraulic, fuel, and electrical systems * Repair and maintenance of armament systems Helpful Skills * Interest in mathematics, shop mechanics, and engine mechanics * Ability to use hand and power tools Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with auto and construction equipment dealers and farm equipment companies. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Styker Systems Maintainer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) with classroom instruction, involving practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Indirect Fire Infantryman (11C)

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11C Indirect Fire Infantryman Job ID: 1144886 Job Views: 24 Location: YAKIMA, Washington, United States ZIP Code: 98901 Job Category: Ground Forces Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description As an Army National Guard Indirect Fire Infantryman, you'll be in charge of the Infantry's most powerful weapon - the mortar. As part of a mortar squad, section, or platoon, you will perform challenging activities that may include parachuting from a troop transport airplane to access locations where you will construct mortars and camouflage their positions. You'll also locate and neutralize enemy mines. As your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced team members supervise and train other Soldiers, lead and control mortar squads, provide tactical and technical guidance to subordinates, and supervise the construction of mortar positions. Advanced Indirect Fire Infantrymen are responsible for receiving and implementing combat orders, directing Soldiers in offensive and defensive operations, and requesting, observing, and adjusting indirect supporting fire. Job Duties * Set up, load, and fire three types of mortars * Employ crew and weapons in offensive, defensive, and retrograde ground combat * Operate, clean, and store automatic weapons * Employ, fire, and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines * Carry out scouting missions to spot enemy troops and gun locations Helpful Skills * Interest in ammunition and weaponry * Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger * Physically and mentally in shape Plus, the teamwork, discipline, and leadership skills you learn as an Indirect Fire Infantryman will help prepare you for a career in federal, state or law enforcement or in any civilian career you choose. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. After 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you will learn fundamental Soldiering skills, you will attend 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which will include a combination of hands-on simulated combat and classroom training where you will keep your skills sharp through frequent squad maneuvers, target practice, and war games. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Horizontal Construction Engineers (12N)

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12N Horizontal Construction Engineers Job ID: 1144889 Job Views: 23 Location: YAKIMA, Washington, United States ZIP Code: 98901 Job Category: Engineer Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Before a road, airfield, or a building can be constructed, all obstacles must be removed from the site. As a Horizontal Construction Engineer in the Army National Guard, you'll handle the heavy lifting to help your crew succeed. You'll operate bulldozers, roadgraders, and other massive equipment to clear the way for construction. Your responsibilities will include leveling earth for runways and roadbeds, clearing, excavating, and digging areas of construction sites, spreading fill material, transporting heavy construction equipment with a tractor-trailer, moving heavy building materials with cranes, and assisting in performance of combat engineer missions. Job Duties * Analyze the information on grade stakes and placing them * Cut and spread fill material with scraper Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Maintenance and repair of equipment * Identification of soil types and placement of grade stakes Helpful Skills * Preference for working outdoors Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in basic construction methods and engineering principles, particularly as they pertain to operating heavy construction equipment. Plus, you may earn specialized certifications that enable you to step right into a civilian construction career. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for Horizontal Construction Engineers consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Cavalry Scout (19D)

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19D Cavalry Scout Job ID: 1144893 Job Views: 29 Location: YAKIMA, Washington, United States ZIP Code: 98901 Job Category: Ground Forces Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description As a Cavalry Scout, you are the eyes and ears of the armored division. You move ahead of your division, provide reconnaissance, and report vital information back to your commanding officer. You're providing critical on-site intelligence that enables the officer to make informed decisions. Duties may require you to secure and prepare ammunition on scout vehicles; operate individual and crew-served weapons; perform navigation during combat; serve as a member of observation and listening posts; gather and report information on terrain, weather, and enemy disposition and equipment; collect data to classify routes, tunnels, and bridges; and employ principles of concealment and camouflage. Helpful Skills * Readiness to accept a challenge * Top physical and mental shape Through training and practice in this specialty, you will develop qualities that are in demand by today's employers, such as leadership, discipline, courage, and the ability to stay cool under pressure. By joining the Army National Guard, you will be preparing yourself for a rewarding civilian career. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for Cavalry Scout requires Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, which is combined in 16 weeks of One Station Unit Training. The training will take place primarily in the field, with some classroom training. Cavalry Scout training never really stops, though. Whether taking part in squad maneuvers, target practice, or war games, Cavalry Scouts are constantly working to keep their skills sharp, and are in a constant state of readiness. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Dedicated Dry Van Driving Job - Grand Island, NE

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Looking for a dedicated opportunity? Crete Carrier is hiring professional truck drivers to join their dedicated Kawasaki Dedicated Fleet. Drivers on this fleet can expect top pay. Apply now! Fleet Information * Starting Pay: $.47 to $.52 per practical mile, depending on experience * Days on the road: 12 - 21 * Home Time: 1 day off for every 6 out * Primary Operating Areas: California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia & Wisconsin. * Fleet Type: Dedicated * Job Type: Dry Van Benefits of Joining Crete Carrier * Safe Driver Productivity Bonus * Top pay certified carrier * Full benefits * Health from BCBS, dental, vision, life, and 401K * Annual profit sharing * Contributed $10 million towards employee profit sharing in 2018! * Guaranteed detention pay * Pet policy * 2 dogs or cats * No-cost rider policy * Increased cruise speed * Paid orientation * Industry leading CSA scores * Average equipment age of 2 years * Dedicated dispatch 24/7 Quick View Qualifications Crete Carrier Corporation takes pride in hiring the most professional truck drivers the industry has to offer. See our qualifications below. * Valid Class A CDL * TWIC Card and Alabama coil certificate required for Hunt Transportation. * Four months verifiable tractor trailer experience for Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking* * One-year verifiable tractor trailer experience for Hunt Transportation. * Has passed the required company and DOT physical, the required drug test and the company in-truck driving test and otherwise meets DOT requirements * Has a stable, verifiable work history * Has attained the minimum age of 22 years * Has an acceptable driving record as reflected by MVR and PSP with no major preventable accident in the most recent five years * No DUI or DWI convictions or positive drug screens or events in the past five years * Be able to perform functions set forth in the job description * Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking also accept qualified student drivers who have successfully completed schooling at an approved school. About Crete Carrier For over 50 years, Crete Carrier has grown to one of the nation's largest, privately held trucking companies. Along with sister company, Shaffer Trucking, and wholly-owned subsidiary, Hunt Transportation, Crete Carrier Corporation operates as a truckload and flatbed carrier for virtually any commodity. At Crete Carrier, we are dedicated to our drivers. As a result, we have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry with drivers staying with us three times longer than they do with our competition. We take pride in our relationship with our drivers. Our professional drivers are among the best on the highways, meeting standards far exceeding those required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
          

Home weekly, Dedicated Dry Van Driving Job - Grand Island, NE

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Looking for a dedicated opportunity? Crete Carrier is hiring professional truck drivers to join their dedicated Kawasaki Dedicated Fleet. Drivers on this fleet can expect top pay and weekly home time. Apply now! Fleet Information * Starting Pay: $.46 to $.49 per practical mile, depending on experience * Days on the road: 5 - 6 * Home Time: 1 day off for every 6 out * Primary Operating Areas: California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia & Wisconsin. * Fleet Type: Dedicated * Job Type: Dry Van Benefits of Joining Crete Carrier * Safe Driver Productivity Bonus * Top pay certified carrier * Full benefits * Health from BCBS, dental, vision, life, and 401K * Annual profit sharing * Contributed $10 million towards employee profit sharing in 2018! * Guaranteed detention pay * Pet policy * 2 dogs or cats * No-cost rider policy * Increased cruise speed * Paid orientation * Industry leading CSA scores * Average equipment age of 2 years * Dedicated dispatch 24/7 Quick View Qualifications Crete Carrier Corporation takes pride in hiring the most professional truck drivers the industry has to offer. See our qualifications below. * Valid Class A CDL * TWIC Card and Alabama coil certificate required for Hunt Transportation. * Four months verifiable tractor trailer experience for Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking* * One-year verifiable tractor trailer experience for Hunt Transportation. * Has passed the required company and DOT physical, the required drug test and the company in-truck driving test and otherwise meets DOT requirements * Has a stable, verifiable work history * Has attained the minimum age of 22 years * Has an acceptable driving record as reflected by MVR and PSP with no major preventable accident in the most recent five years * No DUI or DWI convictions or positive drug screens or events in the past five years * Be able to perform functions set forth in the job description * Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking also accept qualified student drivers who have successfully completed schooling at an approved school. About Crete Carrier For over 50 years, Crete Carrier has grown to one of the nation's largest, privately held trucking companies. Along with sister company, Shaffer Trucking, and wholly-owned subsidiary, Hunt Transportation, Crete Carrier Corporation operates as a truckload and flatbed carrier for virtually any commodity. At Crete Carrier, we are dedicated to our drivers. As a result, we have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry with drivers staying with us three times longer than they do with our competition. We take pride in our relationship with our drivers. Our professional drivers are among the best on the highways, meeting standards far exceeding those required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
          

Physician: Family Physician Needed in Central New York - JOB

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An outpatient office in a beautiful area of New York seeks a family medicine physician to join their experienced staff. Enjoy a flexible work schedule of 3, 4, or 5 days a week. Phone call is shared amongst providers. You will see an average of 25 patients per day. Your patients will be pediatrics through geriatrics. Integrated care model implemented to make sure that patients have access to transport and social support services. Candidates must be board certified, unless right out of residency.

Competitive compensation and benefits as well as student loan repayment are offered.

This opening is located in central New York. It has excellent public and private schools choices if you have children. The region offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities year round as well as easy access to Manhattan, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, the Adirondacks, and the Finger Lakes.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a great organization where you can share your skills and expertise. With access to the largest bank of temporary and permanent positions nationwide, CompHealth will help you find a practice opportunity that truly matches your criteria. For more information on this or any other family medicine job, contact CompHealth today.

To be considered, please send your CV to Maghan Wilbur at CompHealth or call 800-365-8900 for more information.Quick Facts:100 percent outpatient seeing all ages3, 4, and 5 day work weeks availableStrong salary, benefits, and bonus structureCollegial, team-based enviornmentIntegrated care modelFQHC settingStudent loan repayment available - HPSA 17Outdoor paradise one hour from Rochester and International airportBenefits:Our services are free for youWe help negotiate your salary and contractWe coordinate interviews and help with licensesSpecialized recruiters match your career preferencesExperienced support teams take care of every detail
          

The 16 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: November 7-20

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Resistance events for the week of November 7-20 by Emilly Prado

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Friends of the IPRC Benefit Show with Amenta Abioto, Brown Calculus, and DJ Cuica
This fundraiser invites musicians to share a stage in support of the Independent Publishing Resource Center. While the IPRC may be known as a place for writers and printmakers to produce art, it’s also a place for musicians to create flyers, merch, and more. Happy hour tickets include one drink, admission to the main show, and a special set by guitarist Marisa Anderson. (Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum, 6:30 pm, $15-25)

We Are the Resilient Launch Event
This immersive fashion show is a collaboration between No End of Designs’ Palani BearGhost, neo-contemporary Navajo artist Randy Barton, and muralist/painter Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith. Catch fly designs, performances by the House of Ada, Chanti Darling, and DJ VNPRT, and food by Mixteca Catering. (Desert Island Studios, 645 N Tillamook, 6:30 pm, $10)


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

We Are What We Eat: A Food & Race Workshop
What do food and race have to do with each other? Everything! Learn about the systemic inequities built into the food system, issues of food access and representation, and action plans for building community and enacting change at this training hosted by Resolutions Northwest. Eating consciously with regards to organic and locally-sourced foods is a great first step, but this workshop encourages attendees to dive in even deeper. (Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster, 9 am, FREE for BIPOC; $160 for white participants)


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Sisters of the Road 40th Anniversary Fundraiser
Celebrate four decades of radical hospitality from Sisters of the Road at this vegetarian feast. What started as a café to feed Portland’s houseless community has flourished to include award-winning work covering policy advocacy, research, the publication of a book, and more. Special guests include Darcelle XV, co-founder Genny Nelson, and more. Be there or consider sponsoring a ticket! (Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N Tillamook, 5 pm, $100)


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Defend DACA, #HomeisHere Rally
The future of DACA, and its 700,000 recipients, is in danger—again. As the Trump administration threatens to cease the program, the National Immigration Law Center and activists across the country are rallying in support of fellow community members. Today, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments on the proposed termination. Show your support by showing up and listening to stories from undocumented Oregonians. (Terry D. Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison, 10:30 am, FREE)

Monthly Keaton Otis Vigil
Remember the life of Keaton Otis—a young Black Portlander who was killed by police in May 2012. This monthly vigil was started by Otis’ father who passed away in 2013 and continues to be hosted by community members. NE 6th and NE Halsey, 6 pm, FREE

Pizza for Nonprofits: Fundraiser for Write Around Portland
Go ahead and treat yourself to some tasty ’za in support of Write Around Portland. Fifteen percent of all deliveries, dine-ins, and to-go orders from Hotlips Pizza’s Hawthorne location will be donated to the community-centric literary non-profit. (Hotlips Pizza, 2211 SE Hawthorne, 4 pm)


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Ray Warren Symposium Keynote
In the words of late, great Whitney Houston, “I believe the children are our future.” And the children know a future is only guaranteed if radical action is taken on a climate change front. If you can’t attend every session at the 16th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, make sure you’re at the keynote address where Isra Hirsi and Feliquan Charlemagne, directors of US Youth Climate Strike, will present “It’s Our Future: Reimagining Environmental Justice.” Open to all. (Lewis and Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill, 7 pm, FREE)


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Free Community Self Defense at Q Center
Learn the basics of self-defense at this bimonthly workshop geared toward the LGBTQ+ community. Wear comfy clothing without zippers, metal, or any other items that may scratch. Email questions to page [at] pdxqcenter [dot] org. (Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 6:30 pm, FREE)


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

All our Trials : A Book Talk with Emily Thuma
What does it look like to serve justice outside of the criminal legal system for survivors of sexual and domestic violence? It’s a topic that Emily Thuma, assistant professor at University of Washington, Tacoma, explores, retraces, and researches in her book, All Our Trials. This community conversation will feature artist and organizer claire barrera of El Programa Hispano Católico and others. Books available for purchase. Dismantle Change Build Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 6 pm, FREE

Bingo-Vore hosted by Herbivore and Northwest Veg
This monthly Friday night Bingo-Vore raises money for Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary and PNW 250 Pig Rescue over games of bingo and delicious vegan snacks. Win prizes, drink beer and/or kombucha, and down some nachos. Cover includes three bingo games. (Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont, 7 pm, $10)

Paint your Pet Night
Honor your furry family members by painting their gorgeous mug at this wine- and snack-fueled evening in support of Project POOCH. Since 1993, Project POOCH has paired shelter dogs with incarcerated youth to provide the love, socialization, and care they need to thrive for successful adoption. Reserve your spot and send your pet’s pic to Susi at wildwoods1 [at] comcast [dot] net. Hip Hound, 610 NW 23rd, 7 pm, $56


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Women in Prison Conference
The Oregon Justice Resource Center hosts its annual conference on women in prison, and this year’s programming emphasizes justice for survivors of domestic violence. Hear from women incarcerated at CCCF, attend panels about different forms of reform, and more. Free for formerly incarcerated people. (Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, Sat Nov 16 & Sun Nov 17, 8:30 am, $45-65)


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Tender Table: Shilo George, Daela Muñoz, Michelle Week
Hear stories from three community members at the latest iteration of Tender Table—a storytelling platform for BIPOC women, trans, and nonbinary people speaking on the “sweet, savory, sour, and bitter relationships to food and its connections to identity, memory, and community.” If that wasn’t amazing enough, all presenters prepare Costco-sized samples to accompany their pieces. (Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th, noon, $5-15 suggested donation)


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Screening: Call Her Ganda
Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, was 26 years old when she was killed by Joseph Pemberton, a 19-year-old cis male member of the Marine Corps. In this heart-wrenching documentary, filmmaker PJ Raval recounts Laude’s story and the painful journey her family undergoes in seeking justice while fusing in history of US imperial rule in the Philippines. Join People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity for this screening. Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th, 7 pm, FREE

Portland Clean Energy Community Fund Program Introduction
The Centennial Community Association is hosting a community conversation with Lenny Dee, founder of 350PDX and a co-founder of the Portland Clean Energy Fund initiative. Learn how the ballot measure passed in November 2018 (Measure 26-201) will impact and benefit East Portland, and about the 2020 grant process. The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark, 6:30 pm, FREE


A Personal Note
It is with a heavy heart that I announce this will be the last activism and community calendar in the Mercury’s print edition. When I pitched this column, formerly known as “From Slacktivism to Activism,” in February 2017, Donald Trump had just been sworn into office. Folks were riled up to take action and get (further) involved in our community. Almost three years in, it’s time to leave the nest. Please keep staying involved and keep in touch. And if you have an event and want to get the word out, please send it to calendar@portlandmercury.com.

In Solidarity,
Emilly Prado

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Mayor Wheeler Parts with $16,000 in Campaign Donations from Trump Lackey Gordon Sondland

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by Erik Henriksen
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Last month, Portland hotelier/millionaire/Trump lackey Gordon Sondland lied to impeachment inquiry investigators, claiming that—despite being savvy enough to have purchased a key position in the Trump administration—he just couldn't remember major facts about his involvement in the scandal surrounding Trump and Ukraine. In addition to blaming that foggy ol' memory of his, Sondland also claimed he "didn’t know why" aid to Ukraine was held up.

Yesterday, Sondland's memory miraculously recovered, with the ambassador releasing a four-page sworn statement that, as the New York Times summarizes, "directly contradicted his testimony to investigators last month."

Hours later, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced he'd be returning roughly $16,000 that Sondland had donated to several of Wheeler's election campaigns.

"The Mayor made it clear that he wanted to give Ambassador Sondland the opportunity to explain his involvement in the Ukrainian scandal," Jennifer Arguinzoni, the manager for Wheeler's re-election campaign, said in a press release. "Especially in light of the acknowledgment of a quid pro quo and the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, it has become clear that Sondland's actions are potentially counter to the law."

As the Mercury's Alex Zielinski wrote two weeks ago, Sondland's influence over Portland politics has been evident for years. "Arguably Portland’s most powerful Republican, Sondland’s impact is everywhere: in Portland's swankiest galas, its most upscale hotels, its trendiest bars, and its politics," wrote Zielinski. "Campaign filings show that since 2010, Sondland and his associated LLCs have dumped a total of $16,500 into Mayor Ted Wheeler’s campaign fund. Sondland's wife and business partner, Katherine Durant, has added $6,500 to Wheeler's campaign coffers."

Sondland has given to others, too, including a total of $1,500 to City Commissioner Nick Fish (who told the Mercury he hasn’t spoken with Sondland since 2013) and $22,500 to the failed 2018 gubernatorial campaign of Knute Buehler.

"Wheeler is the first elected official of either party to announce a redirection of funds from Sondland," notes Wheeler Deputy Campaign Manager Amy Rathfelder.

The funds will be split among a number of beneficiaries, including Transition Projects, Basic Rights Oregon, Portland Parks Foundation, Portland United Against Hate, immigrant rights organization CAUSA, DePaul Treatment Centers, environmental advocacy group SOLVE, and Portland Audubon. The largest chunk of cash, $4,000, will go to "organizational partners of the grassroots ImpeachNow.org coalition," a coalition working to... well, impeach now.

While Wheeler has repeatedly and publicly clashed with Trump, he and his administration have been less transparent about his stance on Sondland's involvement in the impeachment scandal—possibly because, according to former Gov. Ted Kulongoski, it was at Sondland's urging that Kulongoski appointed then-county commissioner Wheeler as Oregon's state treasurer in 2010.

Others have been more forthcoming in their condemnation of Sondland. Following Sondland's initial testimony to impeachment inquiry investigators in October, Rep. Earl Blumenauer called for a boycott of Sondland's businesses in Portland. Even earlier in October, shortly after Sondland's role in the Ukraine scandal was revealed, Portland activist Sarah Iannarone—who's running against Wheeler in the 2020 election—called on Wheeler to return Sondland's donations. The next day, Wheeler spokesperson Timothy Becker told the Mercury that Sondland is "an integral part of our business community," adding, "The Mayor would hope and expect that Mr. Sondland would testify truthfully before Congress, when he is called to do so."

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Good Morning, News: Supremes to Rule on Trump's Criminality, Sondland Flips on Trump, and Dems Win Big!

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by Wm. Steven Humphrey

Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today.

Democrat Andy Beshear of Kentucky upsets crybaby Republican Matt Bevin. WAHHH! WAHHH! WAHHHH!
Democrat Andy Beshear of Kentucky upsets crybaby Republican Matt Bevin. WAHHH! WAHHH! WAHHHH! John Sommers II / Getty

GOOD MORNING, PORTLAND! Your smile, your style is so fly. I can't deny I got a crush on you. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

Let's start with some good news for Democrats and BAD NEWS for Trump: For the first time in decades Virginia's state government flipped blue in last night's election, paving the way for minimum wage raises and tightening gun laws. Meanwhile in Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear squeaked out a victory in the gubernatorial race, beating Gov. Matt Bevin who is such a fucking Republican crybaby, he's refusing to concede. YA LOST, SON! Go cry in Trump's lap.

In other good election news: "Woman who gave Trump the finger elected in Virginia."

In case you missed it, yesterday Portland hotelier/Trump crony Gordon Sondland, sensing that he was going to get caught in his lies, reversed his position and now says that there was a "quid pro quo" deal (read: bribery and extortion) between Trump and Ukraine. This blows a huge hole in the GOP's defense that everyone who has testified against the president is a "never Trumper"—hey, the dude gave Trump millions! (Be sure to watch the video below of Sondland returning home to Portland late last night and receiving an "unwelcome home" party from protesters. SO GOOD. Boycott his hotels.)

House impeachment investigators have called on White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to testify on Trump's quid pro quo—since... you know... Mulvaney was most likely involved and publicly called it a quid pro quo. He's not gonna testify—we all know this, right?

Here's your "desperate, panicky Republicans" headline of the day: "Senate Republicans consider including Bidens in Trump impeachment trial."

I can't believe it's come to this, but here we are: In a few days Trump will be asking the Supreme Court to rule on whether or not he's completely immune to criminal investigation while in office. In normal times it would be a laughable question, but with this Supreme Court? The shit could hit the fan with this one. And the aftermath will not be pretty.

Meanwhile, in DRAKE news:

A 25-year-old member of the New Zealand Parliament got off a great "OK Boomer" retort when a boomer tried to heckle her climate change speech.

IN LOCAL NEWS: Portland's own Trump conspirator Gordon Sondland arrived back in town last night, and received quite the welcome from protesters. (This is great—needed more "boos.")

Apparently Mayor Ted Wheeler has finally heard enough and is donating $16,000 of Gordon Sondland's past campaign contributions to charity. I guess because he couldn't tell Sondland was clearly lying the first time around?

In Portland election news, you voted "yes" on ballots that will continue to pay our teachers,
as well as protect the environment, our drinking water, and parks. See more from our Alex Zielinski.

The city is planning on hosting public information meetings to brief Portlanders on their negotiation process with the Portland Police union, because they neglected to last time AND IT DID NOT GO SO WELL. Our Alex Zielinski has the details.

Hey! Who wants to watch some great DIY porn seated next to strangers? YOU DO. Tickets for HUMP! 2019 are right here and it kicks off this Friday, November 8! Trust me, you won't regret it.

Now let's gaze skyward at the WEATHER: Expect a sunnier, less foggy day with a high of 58.

And finally, MOOD.

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Washington Nationals at the White House

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The Morning Joe panel discusses the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals’ trip to the White House to celebrate their victory with President Donald Trump and whether star pitcher Stephen Strasburg will rejoin the team after opting out of the final four years of his contract, three days after being chosen MVP of the World Series. Hear what Willie Geist, Claire McCaskill and Mike Barnicle predict Strasburg’s next move will be.
          

Physician: Family Medicine Physician Position in Washington

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A medical facility in Washington is seeking a family medicine physician to help cover the growing community. You can work a four or five day work week. The position is outpatient, and you will see 24 patients per day on average. You will work with a great group of advanced practice providers and other primary care physicians. You must be board certified or board eligible in family medicine. You will need a WA medical license, and CompHealth can help you obtain one if necessary. Final-year residents and fellows will be considered.

You'll be provided relocation assistance, a sign-on, life insurance, CME time, a 403(b) retirement package, and malpractice insurance. You'll also receive a competitive compensation package, bonuses, health benefits, and 160 hours of PTO to start.

Come live and practice in this family-friendly community. It offers excellent housing options, quality schools, close proximity to an international airport, and a variety of recreational and cultural activities.

At CompHealth, we're experts at matching you with your just-right job. Every step of the way, you'll be supported by specialty teams comprised of tenured professionals. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of our providers and the healthcare communities they serve.

If you are interested, call please contact Susan Kindle directly at 800-365-8900 or email your CV and references to CompHealth. Quick Facts: Family medicine physician needed Monday through Thursday or Friday No call See 24 patients per day Provide care to the underserved Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances Malpractice FTCA tort 160 hours of PTO plus 40 hours of CME Benefits: Our services are free for you We help negotiate your salary and contract We coordinate interviews and help with licenses Specialized recruiters match your career preferences Experienced support teams take care of every detail
          

Physician: Family Physician Opportunity in Pasco, WA with $5

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An opportunity for a family practice physician is now available in the Pasco, Washington. The community has a growing demand, so the facility is reviewing new candidates. You will see patients of all ages. The schedule is 32 patient hours per week, so you can work a four day work week. Call will be 1:4 phone only. You will work with a great group of nurses and medical assistants. They welcome both board certified and board eligible candidates. This position will require a current WA license, and CompHealth can help you with the processing and application. Final-year residents and fellows will be considered. J1 and H-1B visa holders can be supported.

This employed opportunity has a competitive compensation package. You will be offered medical benefits, PTO, relocation reimbursement, a sign-on bonus, life insurance, CME time, a retirement package, and malpractice coverage.

Come live and practice in eastern Washington. This large town is clean and unpretentious with low crime. It is situated in Washington's beautiful wine country. This is a riverfront area with great recreation and plenty of sunshine, especially in comparison to the rest of Washington.

Let your CompHealth know what's important to you. We can connect you with FM jobs in the location, and with the perks, that are essential to you.

To begin talking about this position, please contact Theresa O'Neill directly at 800-365-8900 or email your CV and references to CompHealth. Quick Facts: Join an established community clinic Outpatient practice with phone call only See all ages Board certified or board eligible Excellent nursing staff and medical assistants Possibility to sponsor visas Eligible for state/federal loan repayment on top of the $50K Health, dental, and life insurance Benefits: Our services are free for you We help negotiate your salary and contract We coordinate interviews and help with licenses Specialized recruiters match your career preferences Experienced support teams take care of every detail
          

Trump turns his campaign focus to Louisiana governor's race

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Trump turns his campaign focus to Louisiana governor's race
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - President Donald Trump is turning his attention to the nation's last gubernatorial race of 2019, seeking to drive Louisiana's Democratic governor from office.
  
The president is traveling Wednesday night to the northeastern Louisiana city of Monroe. There, he'll rally supporters to cast their ballots for Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, bidding to keep Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards from a second term.
  
Early voting ends Saturday in the Nov. 16 election.
  
An endorsement video circulated by the state GOP shows Trump describing Rispone as "a fantastic man" and Edwards as "a disaster."
  
Edwards downplays Trump's efforts as Washington-style partisanship.
  
Republicans want to reclaim the governorship in a Deep South state where they believe Edwards' 2015 victory was a fluke. Democrats believe securing an Edwards win could demonstrate competitiveness in the region.

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Substitute Teacher - Simi Valley

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Swing Education is looking for motivated and passionate substitute teachers in Simi Valley, CA and its surrounding areas to join our community. With Swing, you'll have the opportunity to work with students from all grade levels and all types of schools. Get access to teaching opportunities from our rapidly growing network of partner schools, including Oxnard Unified School District, and many more! Opt-in to text alerts or use your personal online Swing dashboard to explore many options that make it easy for you to prioritize and pick which schools and grades you work with. Additional benefits to subbing with Swing:
  • $200 Bonus - Receive a $200 pay bonus when you teach your first class with Swing.
  • Pay rate - Swing school partners set their daily rates, and we don't take a cut.
  • Weekly pay - Every Friday is payday!
  • More teaching opportunities - Get requests from all our partner schools in your area to earn more, teach more, and make a bigger impact.
  • Immediate opportunities - Receive requests via text for instant notifications.
  • No minimum commitment required - Choose your requests as you go with the flexibility to work in the locations you want, when you want.
  • Free to join - We reimburse 100% of the costs for your background check and TB test, no strings attached.
  • Easy on-boarding - Dedicated team to walk you through our easy set-up process. Rate: $120 - $140 Requirements:
    • You have a CA Teaching Credential or Substitute Teaching Permit.
    • You'll need a new CA and FBI Livescan Background Check (we cover the cost).
    • You have recently completed a Tuberculosis Test or Risk Assessment (we cover the cost).
    • You have a Bachelor's degree from a 4-yr college or university in the U.S.. Don't have a teaching permit? Register with Swing now and we'll help you with the process! About Swing Education: Swing Education was founded in 2015 by former K-12 educators and administrators who know firsthand the critical role substitute teachers play for students. We pride ourselves on providing a superior experience for our substitute teachers. By using our online system, Swing subs get access to more teaching assignments at more schools, text notifications, weekly pay, fun perks, and the backing of a dedicated support team. To date, our community has filled over 100,000 teacher absence days - and we're just getting started. We currently serve 1,500-plus partner schools across California, Arizona, Texas, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C., and we're excited about how our substitute teachers will make a difference for even more students, teachers, and schools in the years to come.
    • *Eligibility: To qualify for this promotion, you must be a new certificated substitute teacher with Swing Education ie. never taught a class with us. Bonus payments will be received by 10/11/19, after the promotional period ends.
          

Iran Nuclear Deal and the Attack on Abqaiq Oil Facility

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In response to Washington unilaterally cancelling the Iran nuclear deal and imposing sanctions on Iran, Tehran has announced on Tuesday that it will begin injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges at Fordow nuclear facility. Though like the previous retaliatory measures

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Physician: Excellent Neurology opportunity in Washington Sta

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A Progressive Multi-specialty Clinic system in Northwest Washington is looking for full time Neurologist to replace their current physician who has gone part-time and expecting to retire soon. Be busy immediately with a waiting patient base and excellent reputation in the community. Full Neurological services with equipment for EEG, EMG and NCS. Offering an excellent compensation with full benefits and retirement packages.

The area boasts as many outdoor adventures as you can handle. Great area for families as it sits at the confluence of the Snake, Yakima, and Columbia Rivers. There is plenty to do with water sports, golf, hiking and an abundance of hiking trails. Local economy is very strong and this is the fastest growing city in the state. Plus, they have the most Phd's per capita in the nation and their public and private schools are top rated!

Please contact your personal CompHealth consultant to tell us what you are looking for in a new position. CompHealth can make finding great opportunities simple, less stressful, and personalized to fit your needs. For more information regarding this or any of our other opportunities please call Victoria Fournier at 800-365-8901 or send your CV to CompHealth for consideration. Quick Facts: Hospital employed working in a Multi-specialty Clinic Excellent opportunity with strong referral system in place Waiting patient base and strong demand for Neurological services Local Economy is one of the strongest in WA Top rated schools, outdoor activities abound, work life balance General Neurology with ability to build your sub-specialty practice Competitive compensation Full Benefits package Benefits: Our services are free for you We help negotiate your salary and contract We coordinate interviews and help with licenses Specialized recruiters match your career preferences Experienced support teams take care of every detail
          

Physician: Psychiatrist Needed in Beautiful Washington State

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CompHealth is currently assisting a facility in Washington with their search for a psychiatrist. The facility needs an additional physician to help cover the growing patient census. You must be board certified or board eligible. You will need a WA medical license, and CompHealth's licensing team can help you with the processing and application if necessary. Final-year residents will be considered. J1 and H-1B visa holders are encouraged to apply.

This employed opportunity has a competitive compensation package with student loan repayment. You will be offered medical benefits, vacation, sign-on, relocation assistance, CME time, a retirement plan, and malpractice insurance.

Come live and practice in eastern Washington. This large town is clean and unpretentious with low crime. It is situated in Washington's beautiful wine country. This is a riverfront area with great recreation and plenty of sunshine. The locale boasts mild climates absent the rainy conditions in other parts of the state. It is a great place for families and singles to make their home.

Contact a personal CompHealth consultant to tell them what you are looking for in a new position. CompHealth can make finding great opportunities simple, less stressful, and personalized to fit your needs. We have a phenomenal relationship with facilities around the country.

If you are interested, please contact Nancy Montgomery directly at 800-365-8900 or email your CV and references to CompHealth. Quick Facts: Competitive compensation package Sign-on bonus Student loan repayment Relocation assistance available J-1 and H-1B visas supported 2020 grads welcome Inpatient and outpatient Right between Portland and Seattle Benefits: Our services are free for you We help negotiate your salary and contract We coordinate interviews and help with licenses Specialized recruiters match your career preferences Experienced support teams take care of every detail
          

Substitute Teacher - Oxnard

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Swing Education is looking for motivated and passionate substitute teachers in Oxnard, CA and its surrounding areas to join our community. With Swing, you'll have the opportunity to work with students from all grade levels and all types of schools. Get access to teaching opportunities from our rapidly growing network of partner schools, including Oxnard Unified School District, and many more! Opt-in to text alerts or use your personal online Swing dashboard to explore many options that make it easy for you to prioritize and pick which schools and grades you work with. Additional benefits to subbing with Swing:
  • $200 Bonus - Receive a $200 pay bonus when you teach your first class with Swing.
  • Pay rate - Swing school partners set their daily rates, and we don't take a cut.
  • Weekly pay - Every Friday is payday!
  • More teaching opportunities - Get requests from all our partner schools in your area to earn more, teach more, and make a bigger impact.
  • Immediate opportunities - Receive requests via text for instant notifications.
  • No minimum commitment required - Choose your requests as you go with the flexibility to work in the locations you want, when you want.
  • Free to join - We reimburse 100% of the costs for your background check and TB test, no strings attached.
  • Easy on-boarding - Dedicated team to walk you through our easy set-up process. Rate: $120 - $140 Requirements:
    • You have a CA Teaching Credential or Substitute Teaching Permit.
    • You'll need a new CA and FBI Livescan Background Check (we cover the cost).
    • You have recently completed a Tuberculosis Test or Risk Assessment (we cover the cost).
    • You have a Bachelor's degree from a 4-yr college or university in the U.S.. Don't have a teaching permit? Register with Swing now and we'll help you with the process! About Swing Education: Swing Education was founded in 2015 by former K-12 educators and administrators who know firsthand the critical role substitute teachers play for students. We pride ourselves on providing a superior experience for our substitute teachers. By using our online system, Swing subs get access to more teaching assignments at more schools, text notifications, weekly pay, fun perks, and the backing of a dedicated support team. To date, our community has filled over 100,000 teacher absence days - and we're just getting started. We currently serve 1,500-plus partner schools across California, Arizona, Texas, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C., and we're excited about how our substitute teachers will make a difference for even more students, teachers, and schools in the years to come.
    • *Eligibility: To qualify for this promotion, you must be a new certificated substitute teacher with Swing Education ie. never taught a class with us. Bonus payments will be received by 10/11/19, after the promotional period ends.
          

Substitute Teacher - Hackensack

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Swing Education is looking for motivated and passionate substitute teachers in Hackensack, NJ and its surrounding areas to join our community. With Swing, you'll have the opportunity to work with students from all grade levels and all types of schools. Get access to teaching opportunities from our rapidly growing network of 200+ New Jersey partner schools, including Hackensack School District, and many more!-- Opt-in to text alerts or use your personal online Swing dashboard to explore many options that make it easy for you to prioritize and pick which schools and grades you work with. Additional benefits to subbing with Swing:
  • $300 Back-to-School Promotion - Earn $300 when you complete your 15th request with Swing by 10/31/19*
  • Pay rate - Swing school partners set their daily rates, and we don't take a cut.
  • Weekly pay - Every Friday is payday!
  • More teaching opportunities - Get requests from all our partner schools in your area to earn more, teach more, and make a bigger impact.
  • Immediate opportunities - Receive requests via text for instant notifications.
  • No minimum commitment required - Choose your requests as you go with the flexibility to work in the locations you want, when you want.
  • Free to join - We reimburse 100% of the costs for your background check and TB test, no strings attached.
  • Easy on-boarding - Dedicated team to walk you through our easy set-up process. Rate: $90-$120 per day Requirements:
    • You have an NJ Teaching Credential or Substitute Certificate.
    • You'll need to complete a Background Check transfer (we cover the cost).
    • You have completed a TB Test or Risk Assessment from the past 6 months (we cover the cost). About Swing Education: Swing Education was founded in 2015 by former K-12 educators and administrators who know firsthand the critical role substitute teachers play for students. We pride ourselves on providing a superior experience for our substitute teachers. By using our online system, Swing subs get access to more teaching assignments at more schools, text notifications, weekly pay, fun perks, and the backing of a dedicated support team. To date, our community has filled over 100,000 teacher absence days - and we're just getting started. We currently serve 1,500-plus partner schools across California, Arizona, Texas, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C., and we're excited about how our substitute teachers will make a difference for even more students, teachers, and schools in the years to come.*Only requests (short-term, half day, and full day requests all qualify) that are completed in their entirety count towards this bonus program. Cancelled requests do not qualify as work requests for this bonus program. Only requests that begin on or after September 3, 2019 qualify. Long term and Swing Hero requests that begin on September 3, 2019 or after count towards this bonus program. Bonuses are applied once you have completed the 15th request with Swing. Cannot be combined with other promotions
          

Afternoon Briefs: Judge tosses defamation suit by pardoned sheriff Arpaio; blogging law prof is sued

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Judge tosses Arpaio defamation suit claiming ‘leftist enmity’ constituted actual malice

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of Washington, D.C., has tossed a defamation lawsuit filed…

          

Wireless Sales Expert (FT) - Inside Costco

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WIRELESS SALES EXPERT (WSE)

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in approximately 600 retail locations nationwide. Together with Fortune 100 channel partners and wireless carriers, our knowledgeable teams of on-site wireless professionals deliver high-value products and services, helping consumers connect and communicate every day. Wireless Advocates operates retail kiosks and online sales activities for our retail partner Costco Wholesale, Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), and Navy Exchange (NEX).

What you will be doing

As a Wireless Sales Expert, you'll work in a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk in our Costco channel, serving one of the nation's leading retailers. You'll work closely with your Kiosk Manager to deliver outstanding sales results, operational excellence and an exceptional member experience. With your extensive knowledge of the latest phones and accessories on the market coupled with your understanding of the most competitive pricing plans available you will get the opportunity to be a subject matter expert. You will utilize your sales skills to help customers select the best plan and product that will suit their needs. Each interaction allows you to build trust, educate your customer and offer a variety of options and solutions.

What Kind of Sales Person are you?

You are the type of sales expert who creates a positive member experience. You strive to meet or exceed all Wireless Sales Expert customer service, quality of sale and performance expectations. You exhibit high levels of professionalism and operational excellence. You take pride in providing exceptional member service. You maintain effective working relationships with your peers, manager and Costco personnel. You are able to meet sales expectations with minimal direct supervision.

Your Responsibilities

Wireless Sales Experts (WSE) are responsible for creating an excellent member experience by ensuring every interaction is professional and utilizes the GUESTS methodology. The WSE provides expert product and service selection advice so that members purchase products that meet their individual needs and wishes. The WSE is responsible for achieving personal sales and service goals and meeting all operational standards and expectations. The WSE must demonstrate the Company Guiding Principles in all interactions with members, employees and host store personnel. Since this is a retail position, the WSE should ideally be available for shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Sales Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds sales and performance expectations
--- Consistently executes the company's GUESTS sales process

Customer Service

--- Provides superior, professional customer service to all members. Meets or exceeds all quality of sale and customer service standards

--- Keeps up to date with all communications and relevant information (i.e. promotions, inventory, etc.)
--- Ensures all sales, operational and other SOPs standards are met and that all applicable SOPS are consistently executed
--- Builds long-term repeat relationships with customers through personal integrity, sales and product expertise

Operational Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds all operational standards including
- Non-negotiables
- Quality of sale
- Adherence to published work schedules, meal breaks and timekeeping
- Accurate time keeping practices
- Safety
- Training compliance
- Completion of paperwork and direct delivery processing

Competencies

--- Customer focus
--- Instills Trust

Position Requirements

--- Prior sales and retail experience preferred but not required
--- Excellent customer service skills that inspire repeat member visits
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills
--- Able to work a flexible schedule including varied shifts that may include evenings, weekends and holidays Able to stand for extended periods of time
--- At least 18 years of age
--- Legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand, walk, talk, see and hear. Of particular note is the requirement to continuously stand and walk on concrete floors without the ability to sit, except during scheduled meal and rest periods. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift or move up to twenty (20) pounds, grasp, and type. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, extensive reading, and viewing a computer screen.

We've Got You Covered

Our people are our greatest asset. In addition to competitive pay, full-time employees receive the following benefits package:

--- Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
--- Retirement Savings including 401(k) with company match
--- Paid vacation time
--- Short-term & Long-term disability insurance
--- Employee Assistance Program 100% company paid
--- $10,000 Life insurance policy 100% company paid
--- Flexible Spending Accounts

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Wireless Advocates, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. To find out more about us, visit our website at http://www.wirelessadvocates.com
          

Kiosk Manager-Wireless Sales Inside Costco

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US-CA-San Luis Obispo

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in approximately 600 retail locations nationwide. Together with Fortune 100 channel partners and wireless carriers, our knowledgeable teams of on-site wireless professionals deliver high-value products and services, helping consumers connect and communicate every day. Wireless Advocates operates retail kiosks and online sales activities for our retail partners: Costco Wholesale, Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), and Navy Exchange (NEX).

POSITION SUMMARY

As a Kiosk Manager, you'll own a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk in our Costco channel, serving one of the nation's leading retailers. You'll work closely with your team to deliver outstanding sales results (both on a personal and team level), operational excellence and an exceptional member experience. From driving daily sales performance to meeting operational standards, you'll identify areas for improvement and, working with your District Manager and HR business partner as necessary, respond quickly to close the gaps. And, with the same focus, you'll celebrate success to reinforce your team's effort and accomplishments.

WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU?

You are the type of manager who others want to work for. You exhibit high levels of professionalism, set a good example with your own behavior and hold team members accountable for doing the same. You take pride in a well-maintained location and in providing exceptional member service. You establish and maintain effective working relationships with your team, peers, manager and Costco personnel. You communicate expectations and hold your team members accountable.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages the successful operation of a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk within a Costco warehouse with employees. The Kiosk Manager is responsible for recruiting new team members as necessary and ensuring that the location is properly staffed at all times. The Kiosk Manager is also responsible for achieving personal and team sales/profit contribution goals and meeting all operational standards, including staff training and development, employee engagement and retention, customer experience, loss prevention, safety, kiosk maintenance and team professionalism. Since this is a retail position, the Kiosk/Wireless Manager must work all required shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

General Leadership

--- Models appropriate, professional behavior consistent with the company's guiding principles and key tenets and holds team members accountable for the same
--- Communicates all relevant information in a timely manner (i.e. promotions, inventory, etc.)
--- Ensures all sales, operational and other SOPs standards are met and that all applicable SOPS are consistently executed
--- Maintains an engaging work environment for our employees and the members we serve through effective coaching and critical conversations
--- Communicates relevant information to team members in a timely and effective manner, including holding daily sales huddles
--- Proactively identifies and addresses performance gaps
--- Develops and maintains effective working relationships with carrier reps and Costco management
--- Responds timely to customers, company employees and host store personnel, and ensures team members do the same; swiftly addresses member escalations

Sales Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds sales and performance expectations in each location, including personal and team sales goals
--- Ensures consistent execution of the company's GUESTS sales process by self and team members
--- Utilizes available reports/metrics to monitor performance and build individual development plans
--- Holds team members accountable to all performance standards, minimizing or eliminating performance gaps with a sense of urgency, and partners with his/her District Manager and/or HR business partner as appropriate

Operational Performance

--- Ensures that the kiosk is clean and well-maintained at all times, that all pricing is current and accurate, that all POP is timely and accurately displayed and all required display fixtures are operable
--- Enforces safety procedures
--- Consistently meets or exceeds, and holds team accountable for meeting or exceeding, all operational standards including

- Non-negotiables
- Quality of sale
- Adherence to published work schedules, meal breaks and timekeeping
- Safety
- Training compliance

Recruiting & Scheduling

--- In partnership with District Manager, recruits new team members consistent with core headcount budget to maintain a fully-staffed kiosk
--- Writes compliant schedules for team members
--- Ensures adequate coverage in order to prevent unstaffed locations

REQUIREMENTS

--- 2+ years of experience working in a retail and/or customer service environment and at least 1 year managing others (commission sales experience a plus)
--- Established reputation for honest/ethical leadership and leading by example
--- Is customer obsessed
--- Effective organizational and time management skills; strong attention to detail
--- Ability to hold team members accountable, have crucial conversations and uphold company policies and operating procedures
--- Effective communication and interpersonal skills
--- Skilled at problem solving and conflict resolution
--- Well-developed ability to make sound decisions
--- Strong knowledge of common business applications (Web browsers, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, etc.).
--- Ability to work a flexible schedule including varied shifts that include evenings, weekends and holidays
--- Must have high school diploma; BA or BS preferred and/or equivalent work experience

COMPETENCIES

--- Customer focus
--- Ensures accountability
--- Directs work
--- Drives results
--- Attracts top talent
--- Courage

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand, walk, talk, see and hear. Of particular note is the requirement to continuously stand and walk on concrete floors without the ability to sit, except during scheduled meal and rest periods. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift or move up to twenty (20) pounds, grasp, and type. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, extensive reading, and viewing a computer screen.

We've Got You Covered

Our people are our greatest asset. In addition to competitive pay, full-time employees receive the following benefits package:

--- Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
--- Retirement Savings including 401(k) with company match
--- Paid vacation time
--- Short-term & Long-term disability insurance
--- Employee Assistance Program 100% company paid
--- $10,000 Life insurance policy 100% company paid
--- Flexible Spending Accounts

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Wireless Advocates, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. To find out more about us, visit our website at http://www.wirelessadvocates.com.
          

RF and Data Technician

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Take your career to the next level with . We offer jobs with Fortune 1000 companies nationwide AND invest in your career development through our generous, annual training contribution. * * * Contract to Hire Opportunity * * * We are seeking an experienced Level II RF and Data Field Services Technician to perform a variety of skilled technical work in configuration, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of telecommunications physical, data link, and network layer systems and associated equipment. Duties are performed in a highly customer orientated organization where the exercise of excellent customer service and teamwork is paramount. Operating, monitoring, and servicing multiple communications devices in specialty networks. Diagnose and test voice, data, and specialty (RF) network infrastructure. Expectations include: the ability to perform unsupervised installations, conduct independent system level troubleshooting, proficiency on varied specialty systems. VSAT experience is required. Overview:Functions as a Level II Voice and Data Technician with additional RF experience and additional specific training and/or with additional site-specific knowledge. Works with other third party supplied personnel engaged in the installation, maintenance, and repair of voice, data, and RF equipment. Tracks and manages the assets of the voice, data, and RF network. Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • Ability to install, maintain, configure, and troubleshoot communication transmission systems e.g., microwave, radio, satellite, fiber, cable - includes in-house and vendor supplied services
  • Ability to interface control networks (e.g., SCADA) with client network
  • Understanding of wireless infrastructure transmission characteristics
  • Skilled practitioner of the methods, tools, equipment and materials used in RF equipment testing, repair, and maintenance
  • Demonstrated and proven ability specifically in RF test equipment functions Planning / Organization Skills:
    • Highly skilled in prioritizing to effectively meet daily work demands
    • Ability to maintain, configure, and troubleshoot access and distribution switches
    • Must have knowledge of MAC and IP addressing (broadcast, unicast, multicast), switch operating systems, and basic understanding of spanning tree functions
    • Ability to maintain, configure, and troubleshoot traditional telephony components
    • Ability to maintain, configure, and troubleshoot VoIP end points and voicemail accounts
    • Ability to manage hardware requirements including staging, testing, installation, configuration, maintenance, and decommissioning of components applicable to area of responsibility
    • Ability to document infrastructure configuration, changes, and design components in order to facilitate effective management of the infrastructure and ensure accuracy of the infrastructure information (e.g. components, version numbers, supplier information, history, location, status, component relationships, and asset information)
    • Understanding of infrastructure cabling, i.e. fiber, copper, and coax
    • Fully understands the hardware means of sending and receiving data on a carrier, including defining cables, cards, and physical aspects
    • Basic knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite
    • Ability to detect, record, investigate, and diagnose events which cause disruption or reduction in quality or service level - includes incident monitoring, tracking, communication, resolution, and recovery
    • Skilled practitioner of the methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in telecommunications equipment testing, repair, and maintenance
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
    • Communication Skills:
      • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
      • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees
      • Planning / organization skills and proficiency in prioritizing to effectively meet daily work demands
      • Ability to cultivate positive and cooperative working relationships with others Safe Work Practices:
        • Create and update job safety analysis (JSA) documents
        • Ability to pass fit-for-duty requirements W2 only, no Corp to Corp. We are unable to sponsor H1B visas at this time. ** Supports Equal Employment Opportunity** , a division of CompuCom Systems, Inc., a global company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, provides IT staffing services and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies as well as small and medium business. For more information, visit . - provided by Dice
          

Software Development Engineer - Region Build - Relocation Available - 888535-0 (Elizabeth,NJ)

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world!

Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. This team is redefining the way AWS designs, builds and operates regions. We deliver products by working backwards from unique customer requirements for broader applicability to AWS' global regions.

We are in search of an experienced Software Developer to develop critical products for our customers, and offer excellent technical support. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Join a team of passionate, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
1-2+ years experience developing prototypes for each phase of development, from startup through launch and beyond.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

3+ years of professional experience with modern programming languages (eg. Java, JavaScript, C/C++) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring)
3+ years of professional experience designing and developing large-scale, distributed software applications, tools, systems and services using such as Java, C#, or C++, and Object-Oriented Design.
Experience developing software services and knowledge of design for scalability, performance and reliability
Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
Experience in communicating with end users, technical teams and senior management to collect requirements, define software product features, technical designs and product strategy
Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines.
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing and operations
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security
Demonstrated ability to mentor junior software engineers in all aspects of their engineering skill-sets
2+ years of AWS experience
Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

*Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

**For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit

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Seattle, Washington

Software Development Associated topics: algorithm, application, backend, back end, developer, devops, matlab, software developer, software engineer, sw
          

Wireless Sales Expert (FT) - Inside Costco

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US-IA-Davenport

WIRELESS SALES EXPERT (WSE)

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in approximately 600 retail locations nationwide. Together with Fortune 100 channel partners and wireless carriers, our knowledgeable teams of on-site wireless professionals deliver high-value products and services, helping consumers connect and communicate every day. Wireless Advocates operates retail kiosks and online sales activities for our retail partner Costco Wholesale, Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), and Navy Exchange (NEX).

What you will be doing

As a Wireless Sales Expert, you'll work in a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk in our Costco channel, serving one of the nation's leading retailers. You'll work closely with your Kiosk Manager to deliver outstanding sales results, operational excellence and an exceptional member experience. With your extensive knowledge of the latest phones and accessories on the market coupled with your understanding of the most competitive pricing plans available you will get the opportunity to be a subject matter expert. You will utilize your sales skills to help customers select the best plan and product that will suit their needs. Each interaction allows you to build trust, educate your customer and offer a variety of options and solutions.

What Kind of Sales Person are you?

You are the type of sales expert who creates a positive member experience. You strive to meet or exceed all Wireless Sales Expert customer service, quality of sale and performance expectations. You exhibit high levels of professionalism and operational excellence. You take pride in providing exceptional member service. You maintain effective working relationships with your peers, manager and Costco personnel. You are able to meet sales expectations with minimal direct supervision.

Your Responsibilities

Wireless Sales Experts (WSE) are responsible for creating an excellent member experience by ensuring every interaction is professional and utilizes the GUESTS methodology. The WSE provides expert product and service selection advice so that members purchase products that meet their individual needs and wishes. The WSE is responsible for achieving personal sales and service goals and meeting all operational standards and expectations. The WSE must demonstrate the Company Guiding Principles in all interactions with members, employees and host store personnel. Since this is a retail position, the WSE should ideally be available for shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Sales Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds sales and performance expectations
--- Consistently executes the company's GUESTS sales process

Customer Service

--- Provides superior, professional customer service to all members. Meets or exceeds all quality of sale and customer service standards

--- Keeps up to date with all communications and relevant information (i.e. promotions, inventory, etc.)
--- Ensures all sales, operational and other SOPs standards are met and that all applicable SOPS are consistently executed
--- Builds long-term repeat relationships with customers through personal integrity, sales and product expertise

Operational Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds all operational standards including
- Non-negotiables
- Quality of sale
- Adherence to published work schedules, meal breaks and timekeeping
- Accurate time keeping practices
- Safety
- Training compliance
- Completion of paperwork and direct delivery processing

Competencies

--- Customer focus
--- Instills Trust

Position Requirements

--- Prior sales and retail experience preferred but not required
--- Excellent customer service skills that inspire repeat member visits
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills
--- Able to work a flexible schedule including varied shifts that may include evenings, weekends and holidays Able to stand for extended periods of time
--- At least 18 years of age
--- Legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand, walk, talk, see and hear. Of particular note is the requirement to continuously stand and walk on concrete floors without the ability to sit, except during scheduled meal and rest periods. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift or move up to twenty (20) pounds, grasp, and type. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, extensive reading, and viewing a computer screen.

We've Got You Covered

Our people are our greatest asset. In addition to competitive pay, full-time employees receive the following benefits package:

--- Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
--- Retirement Savings including 401(k) with company match
--- Paid vacation time
--- Short-term & Long-term disability insurance
--- Employee Assistance Program 100% company paid
--- $10,000 Life insurance policy 100% company paid
--- Flexible Spending Accounts

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Wireless Advocates, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. To find out more about us, visit our website at http://www.wirelessadvocates.com
          

Wireless Sales Expert (FT) - Inside Costco

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WIRELESS SALES EXPERT (WSE)

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in approximately 600 retail locations nationwide. Together with Fortune 100 channel partners and wireless carriers, our knowledgeable teams of on-site wireless professionals deliver high-value products and services, helping consumers connect and communicate every day. Wireless Advocates operates retail kiosks and online sales activities for our retail partner Costco Wholesale, Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), and Navy Exchange (NEX).

What you will be doing

As a Wireless Sales Expert, you'll work in a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk in our Costco channel, serving one of the nation's leading retailers. You'll work closely with your Kiosk Manager to deliver outstanding sales results, operational excellence and an exceptional member experience. With your extensive knowledge of the latest phones and accessories on the market coupled with your understanding of the most competitive pricing plans available you will get the opportunity to be a subject matter expert. You will utilize your sales skills to help customers select the best plan and product that will suit their needs. Each interaction allows you to build trust, educate your customer and offer a variety of options and solutions.

What Kind of Sales Person are you?

You are the type of sales expert who creates a positive member experience. You strive to meet or exceed all Wireless Sales Expert customer service, quality of sale and performance expectations. You exhibit high levels of professionalism and operational excellence. You take pride in providing exceptional member service. You maintain effective working relationships with your peers, manager and Costco personnel. You are able to meet sales expectations with minimal direct supervision.

Your Responsibilities

Wireless Sales Experts (WSE) are responsible for creating an excellent member experience by ensuring every interaction is professional and utilizes the GUESTS methodology. The WSE provides expert product and service selection advice so that members purchase products that meet their individual needs and wishes. The WSE is responsible for achieving personal sales and service goals and meeting all operational standards and expectations. The WSE must demonstrate the Company Guiding Principles in all interactions with members, employees and host store personnel. Since this is a retail position, the WSE should ideally be available for shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Sales Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds sales and performance expectations
--- Consistently executes the company's GUESTS sales process

Customer Service

--- Provides superior, professional customer service to all members. Meets or exceeds all quality of sale and customer service standards

--- Keeps up to date with all communications and relevant information (i.e. promotions, inventory, etc.)
--- Ensures all sales, operational and other SOPs standards are met and that all applicable SOPS are consistently executed
--- Builds long-term repeat relationships with customers through personal integrity, sales and product expertise

Operational Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds all operational standards including
- Non-negotiables
- Quality of sale
- Adherence to published work schedules, meal breaks and timekeeping
- Accurate time keeping practices
- Safety
- Training compliance
- Completion of paperwork and direct delivery processing

Competencies

--- Customer focus
--- Instills Trust

Position Requirements

--- Prior sales and retail experience preferred but not required
--- Excellent customer service skills that inspire repeat member visits
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills
--- Able to work a flexible schedule including varied shifts that may include evenings, weekends and holidays Able to stand for extended periods of time
--- At least 18 years of age
--- Legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand, walk, talk, see and hear. Of particular note is the requirement to continuously stand and walk on concrete floors without the ability to sit, except during scheduled meal and rest periods. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift or move up to twenty (20) pounds, grasp, and type. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, extensive reading, and viewing a computer screen.

We've Got You Covered

Our people are our greatest asset. In addition to competitive pay, full-time employees receive the following benefits package:

--- Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
--- Retirement Savings including 401(k) with company match
--- Paid vacation time
--- Short-term & Long-term disability insurance
--- Employee Assistance Program 100% company paid
--- $10,000 Life insurance policy 100% company paid
--- Flexible Spending Accounts

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Wireless Advocates, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. To find out more about us, visit our website at http://www.wirelessadvocates.com
          

‘Deep fake’ videos could upend an election — but Silicon Valley may have a way to combat them

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The Washington Post | Source URL Election officials and social media firms already flummoxed by hackers, trolls and bots are bracing for a potentially more potent weapon of disinformation as the 2020 election approaches — doctored videos, known as “deep fakes,” that can be nearly impossible to detect as inauthentic. In tech company board rooms, […]

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The Internet Is Less Free Than It Was a Decade Ago, Report Says

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Kiley Roache | Bloomberg | Source URL The internet is less free than it was a decade ago, and it’s getting worse as some governments expand efforts to use social media to manipulate elections and monitor citizens, according to Freedom House, a Washington-based pro-democracy group. While governments have monitored speech on social media for a […]

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Drones Used in Crime Fly Under the Law’s Radar

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Vanessa Swales | The New York Times | Source URL An otherwise peaceful suburban neighborhood in Washington Township, Pa., began experiencing a series of explosions this past spring and summer. Homemade bombs were blowing up in front yards. Nails were raining down from the sky. Windows were left riddled with marks, as if they had […]

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Coastal Washington Internal Medicine

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Enterprise Medical Recruiting - Coastal Washington Internal Medicine Work out of brand-new clinic in Ocean Park, WAJoin 8-bed critical access hospital.Candidate could work normal ...
          

Physician: Yakima, Washington Needs a Development-Behavioral Pediatrician - JOB-2494994

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A well-established rural health system located in central Washington is seeking a developmental-behavioral pediatrician for their clinic. This is an all outpatient job providing services and guide interventions for children and youth with special needs and their families. J1 and H-1B visa holders can be supported.

This position is offering an outstanding salary, possible sign-on bonus, relocation bonus, and a full benefits package that includes loan repayment.

Live in a beautiful Washington location with spectacular scenery and high quality of life.

If you have interest in this position or others like it, please call Pat McCarthy at 800-365-8901 or CompHealth. Refer to job #2494994. All searches are confidential. Quick Facts: Join a large, very well-established rural health system All outpatient Provide services and guide interventions for children and youth with special needs Competitive salary, plus bonus structure Loan repayment Sign-on bonus Full benefits package Beautiful Central Washington location Benefits: Our services are free for you We help negotiate your salary and contract We coordinate interviews and help with licenses Specialized recruiters match your career preferences Experienced support teams take care of every detail
          

Wireless Sales Expert (PT) - Inside Costco

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US-FL-Bradenton

WIRELESS SALES EXPERT (WSE)

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in approximately 600 retail locations nationwide. Together with Fortune 100 channel partners and wireless carriers, our knowledgeable teams of on-site wireless professionals deliver high-value products and services, helping consumers connect and communicate every day. Wireless Advocates operates retail kiosks and online sales activities for our retail partner Costco Wholesale, Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), and Navy Exchange (NEX).

What you will be doing

As a Wireless Sales Expert, you'll work in a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk in our Costco channel, serving one of the nation's leading retailers. You'll work closely with your Kiosk Manager to deliver outstanding sales results, operational excellence and an exceptional member experience. With your extensive knowledge of the latest phones and accessories on the market coupled with your understanding of the most competitive pricing plans available you will get the opportunity to be a subject matter expert. You will utilize your sales skills to help customers select the best plan and product that will suit their needs. Each interaction allows you to build trust, educate your customer and offer a variety of options and solutions.

What Kind of Sales Person are you?

You are the type of sales expert who creates a positive member experience. You strive to meet or exceed all Wireless Sales Expert customer service, quality of sale and performance expectations. You exhibit high levels of professionalism and operational excellence. You take pride in providing exceptional member service. You maintain effective working relationships with your peers, manager and Costco personnel. You are able to meet sales expectations with minimal direct supervision.

Your Responsibilities

Wireless Sales Experts (WSE) are responsible for creating an excellent member experience by ensuring every interaction is professional and utilizes the GUESTS methodology. The WSE provides expert product and service selection advice so that members purchase products that meet their individual needs and wishes. The WSE is responsible for achieving personal sales and service goals and meeting all operational standards and expectations. The WSE must demonstrate the Company Guiding Principles in all interactions with members, employees and host store personnel. Since this is a retail position, the WSE should ideally be available for shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Sales Performance

---Consistently meets or exceeds sales and performance expectations
---Consistently executes the company's GUESTS sales process

Customer Service

--- Provides superior, professional customer service to all members. Meets or exceeds all quality of sale and customer service standards

--- Keeps up to date with all communications and relevant information (i.e. promotions, inventory, etc.)
--- Ensures all sales, operational and other SOPs standards are met and that all applicable SOPS are consistently executed
--- Builds long-term repeat relationships with customers through personal integrity, sales and product expertise

Operational Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds all operational standards including

---Non-negotiables
---Quality of sale
---Adherence to published work schedules, meal breaks and timekeeping
---Accurate time keeping practices
---Safety
---Training compliance
---Completion of paperwork and direct delivery processing

Competencies

---Customer focus

---Instills Trust

Position Requirements

--- Prior sales and retail experience preferred but not required
--- Excellent customer service skills that inspire repeat member visits
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills
--- Able to work a flexible schedule including varied shifts that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
--- Able to stand for extended periods of time
--- At least 18 years of age
--- Legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand, walk, talk, see and hear. Of particular note is the requirement to continuously stand and walk on concrete floors without the ability to sit, except during scheduled meal and rest periods. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift or move up to twenty (20) pounds, grasp, and type. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, extensive reading, and viewing a computer screen.

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Wireless Advocates, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. To find out more about us, visit our website at http://www.wirelessadvocates.com.
          

Travel RN-ER job in Washington

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RNnetwork has an excellent travel opportunity for a provider experienced in the following specialty: RN-ER. This opportunity will be available in Yakima, WA. The Emergency Room position will cover and provide care within that unit. The facility needs an experienced provider to help care for their patients. Your schedule or shifts for this assignment will be: TBD. Travel nursing is a rewarding and exciting career path, and RNNetwork has the best recruiters and support in the industry. We do our very best to get you the pay, location, schedule, and setting you want. Contact us today to find your next travel assignment! Specialty: Registered Nurse - Emergency Room Shift: TBD Customized benefits package with the pay and insurance coverage you need, beginning day one Paid private housing and utilities, and reimbursement for travel Reimbursement for licensing and certification Why choose RNnetwork?
          

Wireless Sales Expert (FT) - Inside Costco

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US-CA-Yorba Linda

WIRELESS SALES EXPERT (WSE)

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in approximately 600 retail locations nationwide. Together with Fortune 100 channel partners and wireless carriers, our knowledgeable teams of on-site wireless professionals deliver high-value products and services, helping consumers connect and communicate every day. Wireless Advocates operates retail kiosks and online sales activities for our retail partner Costco Wholesale, Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), and Navy Exchange (NEX).

What you will be doing

As a Wireless Sales Expert, you'll work in a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk in our Costco channel, serving one of the nation's leading retailers. You'll work closely with your Kiosk Manager to deliver outstanding sales results, operational excellence and an exceptional member experience. With your extensive knowledge of the latest phones and accessories on the market coupled with your understanding of the most competitive pricing plans available you will get the opportunity to be a subject matter expert. You will utilize your sales skills to help customers select the best plan and product that will suit their needs. Each interaction allows you to build trust, educate your customer and offer a variety of options and solutions.

What Kind of Sales Person are you?

You are the type of sales expert who creates a positive member experience. You strive to meet or exceed all Wireless Sales Expert customer service, quality of sale and performance expectations. You exhibit high levels of professionalism and operational excellence. You take pride in providing exceptional member service. You maintain effective working relationships with your peers, manager and Costco personnel. You are able to meet sales expectations with minimal direct supervision.

Your Responsibilities

Wireless Sales Experts (WSE) are responsible for creating an excellent member experience by ensuring every interaction is professional and utilizes the GUESTS methodology. The WSE provides expert product and service selection advice so that members purchase products that meet their individual needs and wishes. The WSE is responsible for achieving personal sales and service goals and meeting all operational standards and expectations. The WSE must demonstrate the Company Guiding Principles in all interactions with members, employees and host store personnel. Since this is a retail position, the WSE should ideally be available for shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Sales Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds sales and performance expectations
--- Consistently executes the company's GUESTS sales process

Customer Service

--- Provides superior, professional customer service to all members. Meets or exceeds all quality of sale and customer service standards

--- Keeps up to date with all communications and relevant information (i.e. promotions, inventory, etc.)
--- Ensures all sales, operational and other SOPs standards are met and that all applicable SOPS are consistently executed
--- Builds long-term repeat relationships with customers through personal integrity, sales and product expertise

Operational Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds all operational standards including
- Non-negotiables
- Quality of sale
- Adherence to published work schedules, meal breaks and timekeeping
- Accurate time keeping practices
- Safety
- Training compliance
- Completion of paperwork and direct delivery processing

Competencies

--- Customer focus
--- Instills Trust

Position Requirements

--- Prior sales and retail experience preferred but not required
--- Excellent customer service skills that inspire repeat member visits
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills
--- Able to work a flexible schedule including varied shifts that may include evenings, weekends and holidays Able to stand for extended periods of time
--- At least 18 years of age
--- Legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand, walk, talk, see and hear. Of particular note is the requirement to continuously stand and walk on concrete floors without the ability to sit, except during scheduled meal and rest periods. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift or move up to twenty (20) pounds, grasp, and type. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, extensive reading, and viewing a computer screen.

We've Got You Covered

Our people are our greatest asset. In addition to competitive pay, full-time employees receive the following benefits package:

--- Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
--- Retirement Savings including 401(k) with company match
--- Paid vacation time
--- Short-term & Long-term disability insurance
--- Employee Assistance Program 100% company paid
--- $10,000 Life insurance policy 100% company paid
--- Flexible Spending Accounts

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Wireless Advocates, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. To find out more about us, visit our website at http://www.wirelessadvocates.com
          

Travel RN-NNICU job in Washington

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RNnetwork has an excellent travel opportunity for a provider experienced in the following specialty: Neonatal. This opportunity will be available in Yakima, WA. The Neonatal position will cover and provide care within that unit. The facility needs an experienced provider to help care for their patients. Your schedule or shifts for this assignment will be: Days. Travel nursing is a rewarding and exciting career path, and RNNetwork has the best recruiters and support in the industry. We do our very best to get you the pay, location, schedule, and setting you want. Contact us today to find your next travel assignment! Specialty: Registered Nurse - Neonatal Shift: Days Customized benefits package with the pay and insurance coverage you need, beginning day one Paid private housing and utilities, and reimbursement for travel Reimbursement for licensing and certification Why choose RNnetwork?
          

Construction Engineer-Project Scheduler - Parsons - Baltimore, MD

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Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. Parsons is currently hiringa Scheduler / Construction Engineer in the Washington Metro…
From Parsons Corporation - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:31:00 GMT - View all Baltimore, MD jobs
          

Travel RN-Medical Surgical job in Washington

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RNnetwork has an excellent travel opportunity for a provider experienced in the following specialty: Medical-Surgical. This opportunity will be available in Spokane, WA. The Medical-Surgical position will cover and provide care within that unit. The facility needs an experienced provider to help care for their patients. Your schedule or shifts for this assignment will be: Nights. Travel nursing is a rewarding and exciting career path, and RNNetwork has the best recruiters and support in the industry. We do our very best to get you the pay, location, schedule, and setting you want. Contact us today to find your next travel assignment! Specialty: Registered Nurse - Medical-Surgical Shift: Nights Customized benefits package with the pay and insurance coverage you need, beginning day one Paid private housing and utilities, and reimbursement for travel Reimbursement for licensing and certification Why choose RNnetwork?
          

Map Color of Washington DC Capitol of the USA; 1872

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$45.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-5-2019 10:59:47 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
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Cook-Days

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Encompass Rehab Hospital, a partner of Washington Regional
Benefits start on your first day of employment.

The FT Day Cook prepares, seasons and cooks regular and therapeutic diets for patients, employees, visitors and special functions.

Job Code: 100069




License or Certification:
- Food handlers permit (if required by state or county regulations)
Total Education, Vocational Training and Experience:
- Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets, recent institutional cooking experience and special function cooking experience desirable.
- Knowledge of all A.A.C.C.P. guidelines, preferred.
- Knowledge of food safety guidelines, preferred
Machines, Equipment Used:
- General office equipment, convection oven, mixer, steamer, gas range, grill, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, meat slicer
Physical Requirements:
- Ability to sit, stand for long periods, reach, push, pull and lift minimum of 20 pounds, stoop and kneel
- Ability to grasp and use fine finger movement, feel fine sensation to discern temperate and texture.
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English.
- Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner
- Ability to communicate effectively in both writing and verbal arenas as well as via email.
- Ability to work independently without supervision.
- Ability to ensure sanitation of department
Environmental Conditions:
- Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure
- Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.
- Wet surfaces and sharp objects and high noise levels possible
- Hot and cold temperatures extremes
- May work under stressful circumstances at times.
Proficiency or Productivity Standards:
- May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.
- May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.
- Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e. before, during or after a disaster.
- Regular attendance and reporting on time to work is a requirement of position.

Address: 153 E. Monte Painter Drive, Fayetteville 72703
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: 1926506
          

Canvas Reproduction, Vintage Pictorial Map of Washington Ruth Taylor 1935

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$19.99
End Date: Saturday Nov-9-2019 17:20:57 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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Travel Nurse RN - Cardiac Cath Lab - $1,669.00 per week

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NurseFly Travel Nursing with American Mobile Healthcare is seeking a cardiac cath lab travel nurse for a travel nursing job in Olympia, Washington:



  • Specialty: Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • 36 hours per week
  • Shift: 12 hours, days.


    Additional information: American Mobile Healthcare Job ID #1515576. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Registered Nurse Cardiac Catheterization Lab Nurse - Travel - (Cath Lab RN)..

    Job Description & RequirementsCardiac Catheterization Lab Nurse - (Cath Lab RN)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $1588.00 - 1751.00The respected team members of this Catheterization Lab are looking for a team-playing, caring RN to join their ranks. The ideal candidate will bring experience, passion, and innovation to their position. With a care-giving model based on high-level patient outcomes, this unit seeks a well-regarded Cath Lab RN to become a member of this driven team of caregivers.Facility LocationThe Hippest Town in the West, Washington States popular capital offers an eclectic art scene, people-friendly communities and infinite recreational opportunities. Go hiking and biking in the Capital Forest or one of the regions many parks, gardens and nature preserves, enjoy kayaking on Puget Sound or watch thousands of salmon make their way upriver. Job BenefitsAt American Mobile Healthcare we take care of our travelers! We offer:

    Competitive pay rates


    Free, quality, private housing


    Medical, Dental, Vision


    401(k) and Flex Spending


    Life Insurance


    Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage


    Free Continuing Education


    Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

    About the CompanySince its inception in 1985, American Mobile Healthcare has set the highest standards in professional recruitment for the travel healthcare industry. Our professional staffing team offers unparalleled customer service and industry commitment, as well as top pay and benefits. American Mobile Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to applyCardiac catheterization lab nurse, cardiac cath lab nurse, cath lab nurse, cardiac cath lab RN, registered nurse, RN, R.N., cath lab RN, nurse, nursing, healthcare, health care, patient care, medical, hospital.American Mobile

    Get paid to travel! American Mobile Healthcare is a leader in the travel nurse staffing industry with top travel nursing jobs in all 50 states, including some exclusive jobs that are only available for to nurses that work with American Mobile. As an American Mobile travel nurse, youll be able to explore the country while earning great pay. We are proud to offer our travelers competitive benefits including:


    • Free housing
    • Medical and dental benefits from day one
    • Travel reimbursement
    • Bonuses and incentives
    • Continuing education support
    • Licensing assistance
    • Team Support

      Get started on your adventure with an American Mobile job. Well take you to new places and your career to new heights..

      This job is also widely searched as a registered nurse, rn, nurse, travel nurse, nurse rn, rn nurse, travel nurse rn, nursing, travel rn, cardiac cath lab nurse.
          

Travel RN-OR job in Washington

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RNnetwork has an excellent travel opportunity for a provider experienced in the following specialty: Surgical. This opportunity will be available in Yakima, WA. The Surgical position will cover and provide care within that unit. The facility needs an experienced provider to help care for their patients. Your schedule or shifts for this assignment will be: Variable. Travel nursing is a rewarding and exciting career path, and RNNetwork has the best recruiters and support in the industry. We do our very best to get you the pay, location, schedule, and setting you want. Contact us today to find your next travel assignment! Specialty: Registered Nurse - Surgical Shift: Variable Customized benefits package with the pay and insurance coverage you need, beginning day one Paid private housing and utilities, and reimbursement for travel Reimbursement for licensing and certification Why choose RNnetwork?
          

Anthony Gordon making his mark with Cougars after long wait

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Anthony Gordon waited for years to get on the field for Washington State.

He's certainly has made up for the lost time.

The senior who succeeded Gardner Minshew as the Cougars' starter this season leads the nation with 3,387 passing yards and an average of 423 yards through the air per game.

Gordon has also thrown for 32 touchdowns with only nine interceptions in eight games. He is eyeing the Pac-12 touchdown record set by Washington's Jake Browning (43) and the league record of 4,776 passing yards set by Minshew last season.

Of course, it's not uncommon for a quarterback playing in coach Mike Leach's Air Raid offense to lead the nation in passing since the Cougars throw on most downs, averaging 52 passes a game. But he has been a bright spot during a tough season for Washington State.

Gordon said he gets along well with Leach, who is also the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

"We see the field the same," Gordon said. "We have the same mindset: Tack downfield and put points on the board."

It's been a long haul for the 22-year-old Gordon to get to this point with the Cougars (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12).

Coming out of Terra Nova High School in Pacifica, California, Gordon spent his freshman year at City College of San Francisco, where he led the Rams to a 12-1 record during the 2015 season.

He jumped at a scholarship offer from Washington State and redshirted in 2016. He didn't play as a sophomore in 2017.

Gordon competed for the starting the job the following season, only to get beat out during fall camp by Minshew, then an unheralded graduate transfer from East Carolina. Gordon appeared briefly in two games that season.

"I was a little upset about it at the time," Gordon said.

But he said he was determined to be a team player and "learn as much as I could from him...


          

No. 9 Utah keeps rolling, rallies past Washington 33-28

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SEATTLE (AP) — The past month looked, and felt, so easy for No. 9 Utah. One blowout after another. No tests for the Utes to answer.

They knew traveling to Washington would be different, and they were right. The Utes were challenged; falling behind early and rallying late, and in doing so solidified their spot in the College Football Playoff conversation.

Tyler Huntley threw for one touchdown and ran for another, Jaylon Johnson returned an interception 39 yards for a score, and No. 9 Utah overcame an 11-point first-half deficit to beat Washington 33-28. The Utes did their part in keeping pace in the Pac-12 South race and bolstered their CFP resume with a road win over a talented opponent in a place where it's never come easy for Utah.

"It says a lot. We've had a lot of games, the last three games or whatever it's been by putting up 40 points and our defense looking impeccable," Utah running back Zack Moss said. "When we can do this and come on the road and win a game like this and doing it the way we did, that's what championship teams do and that's what we've been missing the last couple of years."

The Utes (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) picked up just their second all-time win over the Huskies — oddly enough both coming in Seattle — leaning on a defense that forced Washington quarterback Jacob Eason into three turnovers and got just enough offense from Huntley and friends to rally from an early 14-3 hole.

Huntley hit Moss on a 9-yard TD late in the first half and added a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to give Utah its first lead, 26-21. Huntley's TD run capped a drive that featured a key third-and-12 conversion where Huntley was able to hit Jaylen Dixon for a 41-yard completion.

That was the appetizer before Huntley's brilliant fourth quarter. Huntley added a pair of key third-down conversions on Utah's...


          

Washington's Quade Green eligible after NCAA grants waiver

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SEATTLE (AP) — Washington guard Quade Green will be eligible immediately after his waiver was granted by the NCAA.

Green, who started his career at Kentucky, transferred to Washington last January and sat out due to NCAA transfer rules. He was seeking to become eligible for the start of this season rather than missing the first month.

The ruling is a huge boost for the Huskies as Green is expected to be their starting point guard and Washington faces a challenging first month with games against No. 16 Baylor, Tennessee and No. 8 Gonzaga.

Green was a five-star recruit out of high school and averaged 9.3 points in 34 games as a freshman at Kentucky. He played in nine games last season off the bench before deciding to transfer to Washington.

The Huskies open the season next Friday against Baylor in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Can anyone stop No. 7 Oregon at this point? Trojans up next

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Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

GAME OF THE WEEK: Seventh-ranked Oregon continues its march toward the Pac-12 championship game with a road game against USC. The Ducks (7-1, 5-0 Pac-12) have won seven straight games following the season-opening loss to Auburn. Despite a roller-coaster season, the Trojans (5-3, 4-1) are undefeated at home and still in play for a possible Pac-12 South title. They need just one more win for bowl eligibility. USC quarterback Kedon Slovis is coming off a big win over Colorado, with 406 yards passing and four touchdowns. His Oregon counterpart, senior Justin Herbert, has been masterful in guiding the offense. In his 36 career starts, the Ducks are averaging 37.8 points. CJ Verdell is the reigning Pac-12 offensive player of the week after rushing for 257 yards and three touchdowns in Oregon's victory over Washington State last weekend.

MATCHUP OF THE WEEK: The Oregon State Beavers (3-4, 2-2) have already collected as many wins this season as they had in the previous two seasons combined, showing incremental progress under second-year coach Jonathan Smith. They'll try to get another on Saturday against slumping Arizona, which has lost three straight. But the Beavers will need to prepare for the possibility of two quarterbacks. Kahlil Tate passed for 205 yards and a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 103 yards and another score touchdown in a loss to Stanford last weekend. But freshman Grant Gunnell is also seeing some field time for the Wildcats (4-4, 2-3). "The offense isn't totally different when the other guy is in. They can score in bunches. You just look at their stats and the tape, and they present some problems," Smith said.

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Around the Pac-12: Verdell turns heads among Pac-12 RBs

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In a lot of ways, CJ Verdell is like Oregon predecessor LaMichael James: What he lacks in size he makes up for with toughness and speed.

The Ducks sophomore has emerged as a running back to watch with a record-setting performance against Washington State, joining Utah's Zack Moss and UCLA's Joshua Kelley among the Pac-12's top backs at this point of the season.

The league returned six running backs this year who rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season: Verdell, Moss, Kelley, as well as Arizona State's Eno Benjamin, Arizona's J.J. Taylor and Oregon State's Jermar Jefferson. Benjamin had 1,642 yards to set a single-season record for the Sun Devils while Jefferson set a Pac-12 record for freshmen with 1,380 yards.

Verdell set some records of his own last Saturday when he rushed for 257 yards and three touchdowns in No. 7 Oregon's 37-35 victory over the Cougars.

It was the most rushing yards ever for an Oregon player at Autzen Stadium and ranked fourth all-time for a Duck. It was also the first 200-yard rushing game by a Duck since Royce Freeman in 2016 and the first time an Oregon back has had 200 yards and three touchdowns since Kenjon Barner in 2012.

But wait, there's more: Verdell has the third-most rushing yards for an FBS-level player this season. And to top it off, Verdell also caught four passes for 56 yards, becoming the first player in the nation with at least 250 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in the same game since Oklahoma's Joe Mixon in 2016.

"I felt great, just running the ball," he said. "The O-line played great the whole night. Without them I wouldn't be able to get any of those yards. All the credit goes to those guys up front."

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We're looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer (SDE) that is excited about the opportunity to build a new suite of applications on AWS, for AWS! We're an agile development team based in Seattle tasked with creating applications that empower internal employees to help AWS customers make better business decisions. Specifically, our team enables thousands of AWS employees to make proactive, data-driven recommendations that lower customer spend on AWS, predict customer migration costs to AWS, encourage customers to utilize relevant AWS programs, and recommend AWS services that meet the technical requirements of customer workloads.

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Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age

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Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in approximately 600 retail locations nationwide. Together with Fortune 100 channel partners and wireless carriers, our knowledgeable teams of on-site wireless professionals deliver high-value products and services, helping consumers connect and communicate every day. Wireless Advocates operates retail kiosks and online sales activities for our retail partner Costco Wholesale, Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), and Navy Exchange (NEX).

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As a Wireless Sales Expert, you'll work in a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk in our Costco channel, serving one of the nation's leading retailers. You'll work closely with your Kiosk Manager to deliver outstanding sales results, operational excellence and an exceptional member experience. With your extensive knowledge of the latest phones and accessories on the market coupled with your understanding of the most competitive pricing plans available you will get the opportunity to be a subject matter expert. You will utilize your sales skills to help customers select the best plan and product that will suit their needs. Each interaction allows you to build trust, educate your customer and offer a variety of options and solutions.

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You are the type of sales expert who creates a positive member experience. You strive to meet or exceed all Wireless Sales Expert customer service, quality of sale and performance expectations. You exhibit high levels of professionalism and operational excellence. You take pride in providing exceptional member service. You maintain effective working relationships with your peers, manager and Costco personnel. You are able to meet sales expectations with minimal direct supervision.

Your Responsibilities

Wireless Sales Experts (WSE) are responsible for creating an excellent member experience by ensuring every interaction is professional and utilizes the GUESTS methodology. The WSE provides expert product and service selection advice so that members purchase products that meet their individual needs and wishes. The WSE is responsible for achieving personal sales and service goals and meeting all operational standards and expectations. The WSE must demonstrate the Company Guiding Principles in all interactions with members, employees and host store personnel. Since this is a retail position, the WSE should ideally be available for shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Sales Performance

---Consistently meets or exceeds sales and performance expectations
---Consistently executes the company's GUESTS sales process

Customer Service

--- Provides superior, professional customer service to all members. Meets or exceeds all quality of sale and customer service standards

--- Keeps up to date with all communications and relevant information (i.e. promotions, inventory, etc.)
--- Ensures all sales, operational and other SOPs standards are met and that all applicable SOPS are consistently executed
--- Builds long-term repeat relationships with customers through personal integrity, sales and product expertise

Operational Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds all operational standards including

---Non-negotiables
---Quality of sale
---Adherence to published work schedules, meal breaks and timekeeping
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---Safety
---Training compliance
---Completion of paperwork and direct delivery processing

Competencies

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Position Requirements

--- Prior sales and retail experience preferred but not required
--- Excellent customer service skills that inspire repeat member visits
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills
--- Able to work a flexible schedule including varied shifts that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
--- Able to stand for extended periods of time
--- At least 18 years of age
--- Legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand, walk, talk, see and hear. Of particular note is the requirement to continuously stand and walk on concrete floors without the ability to sit, except during scheduled meal and rest periods. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift or move up to twenty (20) pounds, grasp, and type. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, extensive reading, and viewing a computer screen.

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Wireless Advocates, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. To find out more about us, visit our website at http://www.wirelessadvocates.com.
          

Wireless Sales Expert (PT) - Inside Costco

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WIRELESS SALES EXPERT (WSE)

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in approximately 600 retail locations nationwide. Together with Fortune 100 channel partners and wireless carriers, our knowledgeable teams of on-site wireless professionals deliver high-value products and services, helping consumers connect and communicate every day. Wireless Advocates operates retail kiosks and online sales activities for our retail partner Costco Wholesale, Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), and Navy Exchange (NEX).

What you will be doing

As a Wireless Sales Expert, you'll work in a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk in our Costco channel, serving one of the nation's leading retailers. You'll work closely with your Kiosk Manager to deliver outstanding sales results, operational excellence and an exceptional member experience. With your extensive knowledge of the latest phones and accessories on the market coupled with your understanding of the most competitive pricing plans available you will get the opportunity to be a subject matter expert. You will utilize your sales skills to help customers select the best plan and product that will suit their needs. Each interaction allows you to build trust, educate your customer and offer a variety of options and solutions.

What Kind of Sales Person are you?

You are the type of sales expert who creates a positive member experience. You strive to meet or exceed all Wireless Sales Expert customer service, quality of sale and performance expectations. You exhibit high levels of professionalism and operational excellence. You take pride in providing exceptional member service. You maintain effective working relationships with your peers, manager and Costco personnel. You are able to meet sales expectations with minimal direct supervision.

Your Responsibilities

Wireless Sales Experts (WSE) are responsible for creating an excellent member experience by ensuring every interaction is professional and utilizes the GUESTS methodology. The WSE provides expert product and service selection advice so that members purchase products that meet their individual needs and wishes. The WSE is responsible for achieving personal sales and service goals and meeting all operational standards and expectations. The WSE must demonstrate the Company Guiding Principles in all interactions with members, employees and host store personnel. Since this is a retail position, the WSE should ideally be available for shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Sales Performance

---Consistently meets or exceeds sales and performance expectations
---Consistently executes the company's GUESTS sales process

Customer Service

--- Provides superior, professional customer service to all members. Meets or exceeds all quality of sale and customer service standards

--- Keeps up to date with all communications and relevant information (i.e. promotions, inventory, etc.)
--- Ensures all sales, operational and other SOPs standards are met and that all applicable SOPS are consistently executed
--- Builds long-term repeat relationships with customers through personal integrity, sales and product expertise

Operational Performance

--- Consistently meets or exceeds all operational standards including

---Non-negotiables
---Quality of sale
---Adherence to published work schedules, meal breaks and timekeeping
---Accurate time keeping practices
---Safety
---Training compliance
---Completion of paperwork and direct delivery processing

Competencies

---Customer focus

---Instills Trust

Position Requirements

--- Prior sales and retail experience preferred but not required
--- Excellent customer service skills that inspire repeat member visits
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills
--- Able to work a flexible schedule including varied shifts that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
--- Able to stand for extended periods of time
--- At least 18 years of age
--- Legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand, walk, talk, see and hear. Of particular note is the requirement to continuously stand and walk on concrete floors without the ability to sit, except during scheduled meal and rest periods. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift or move up to twenty (20) pounds, grasp, and type. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, extensive reading, and viewing a computer screen.

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Wireless Advocates, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. To find out more about us, visit our website at http://www.wirelessadvocates.com.
          

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11/6/2019: NEWS: WITH REVISED TESTIMONY, U.S. ENVOY TIES TRUMP TO QUID PRO QUO

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WASHINGTON • In a significant revision to his earlier testimony before House impeachment investigators, U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland now says he told a Ukrainian official that security assistance to the country would only...
          

11/6/2019: SPORTS: Free-agency talk puts Nationals fans on edge

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It hasn’t even been a week and it’s already time to worry. Was Anthony Rendon absent from the Capitals game and the White House visit because he already has left the World Series-winning Washington Nationals behind? Was Stephen Strasburg ’s decision to...
          

11/6/2019: SPORTS: ‘ROBOT’ UMPS MAY NEED A REMAPPING OF THE STRIKE ZONE

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Midway through the World Series, baseball appeared to be striding inevitably toward the world of robot umpires. A couple of egregiously blown calls behind home plate in Game 5, both of which went against the Washington Nationals, had turned the focus...
          

Bob Richer: Teaching Gardening at the Eco-Learning Collaborative

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One thing Bob Richer wants to stress is that he has always been a teacher. He worked as a teacher for 37 years, and now retired, is a 10-year Master Gardener volunteer teaching others how to garden at the Eco-Learning Collaborative Gardens in Plymouth and at his Groton home garden. 

The Eco-Learning Collaborative (E-LC) garden, sponsored by Granite United Way, is at the Whole Village Family Resource Center. The center’s purpose is to “strengthen families while building a community that supports the healthy development of all children in the community.” That goal includes maintaining a 2,900-square foot mandala garden - a raised-bed, permaculture-inspired garden. “There are rows upon rows in each bed.”

Bob got his Master Garden credentials in late 2008, and since then has volunteered in the E-LC garden. Garden produce goes to local food-related, social programs feeding some of the 7,000 residents in the Plymouth area. “I was drawn to the [master gardener] program by my passion for gardening and my background in education,” says the former 37-year U.S. Army employee. He initially was a Vietnam War Era officer, and later a civilian organizational psychologist, teaching management principles to soldiers and civilians. Bob received a doctorate from The George Washington University in 2003, before retiring in 2006.  “I've always defined myself as a teacher, in or out of the Army,” he says.

Of his childhood growing up in Rhode Island, Bob says that the family ate well. “Dad always had a large garden,” and “Pépère [grandfather] had pigs. We dug a lot of clams” and fished from lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.

After retiring, Bob “knew it was time to give back” and pay forward the riches that occurred in his life. He and his wife of 51 years, Céline — “the love of my life” — bought a three-acre property in Groton “after living in Baltimore area more than 30 years. Groton is beautiful, quiet and folks are friendly.”

Bob, 73, has taught permaculture concepts at two Master Gardener classes in Littleton and also uses his garden as a teaching space. “My garden is a permaculture forest garden where each plant has many functions,” he says.  For instance, he has planted “many perennial nuts, berries, grapes, rhubarb, fruit trees, medicinal plants to fit in guilds,” which is a group of plants, animals and insects that function with each other for best results. He also uses hugelkultur, planting in organic material piled on mounds of wood which helps plants survive droughts.

The E-LC tract is “a typical mandala garden, but huge,” says Bob, “and I do not do this alone.” He credits Master Gardeners Joan Pushee, Louise Migliore, Deanna Lussier and Dick Flanders who “teach and tend with me.” He also meets with Lisa Ford, Extension’s Nutrition Connection teacher. The E-LC garden recently added “cattle panels,” says Bob, a type of fencing constructed that adds vertical space to grow vine plants, such as beans.

Whole Village recently added a building to shelter homeless veterans. No one is living there yet, but Bob already has future plans. “I hope to be teaching gardening to those vets one day.”


          

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Chief Administrative Officer Shared Services

Location: Sterling, VA

Description:

This executive position leads the shared services of a $130M enterprise with three diverse and growing operating companies. This role exercises significant responsibilities interacting with business unit leaders and for the performance of each shared service organization. Ensures continual business practice improvements and innovation and automation of support services while ensuring proper FTE allocation. Areas of responsibility include compliance, HR Services, Finance & Accounting, Information Technology & Automation, Global Supply Chain Management, Contracts, Marketing & brand awareness.

Responsibilities:

* Instructional leadership to shared service executives

* Developing and implementing aspects of the corporate strategic plan

* Developing or reviewing administrative policies

* Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement

* Ensure support service operations are integrated, efficient, sustainable, and compliant with all relevant regulations and corporate growth goals

* As an agent for Corporate Compliance, responsible for regular reporting to the board and senior management on the operation and progress of compliance efforts

* Proactively identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk and develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution

* Assists with the development of staffing strategies and implementation programs

* Conducts thorough and scheduled review and evaluation of systems and processes to ensure efficiency and proficiency across the enterprise

* Evaluates overall organizational performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics

* Ensures proper functioning and integrity of information technology systems

* Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, conduct annual performance appraisals as required.

Qualifications:

* Business Administration (BSBA) or advanced degree

* Must possess solid business administration skills and strong corporate business acumen and negotiations

* Quality assurance and management

* Cultural awareness and change management skills

* Economic pr