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[Stewart Baker] Sandworm and the GRU's global intifada

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[Episode 286 of the Cyberlaw Podcast] This episode is a wide-ranging interview with Andy Greenberg, author of Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers. The book contains plenty of original reporting, served up with journalistic flair. It digs deep into some of the most startling and destructive cyberattacks of recent years, from two dangerous attacks on Ukraine's power grid, to the multibillion-dollar NotPetya, and then to a sophisticated but largely failed effort to bring down the Seoul Olympics and pin the blame on North Korea. Apart from sophisticated coding and irresponsibly indiscriminate targeting, all these episodes have one thing in common. They are all the work of Russia's GRU. Andy persuasively sets out the attribution and then asks what kind of corporate culture supports such adventurism – and whether there is a strategic vision behind the GRU's attacks. The interview convinced me at least…
          

Trade-Offs in the Design of Facebook’s Oversight Board: No Silver Bullet

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Technology companies worldwide are grappling with the complex question of how to provide a platform where every voice can be heard, while also ensuring that this online space is safe and bound by agreed-upon standards of behavior. We at Facebook are no exception. With more than 2 billion users, Facebook has been working to balance these core values of free speech and safety through our Community Standards—which aim to create a place for expression and give people voice with authenticity, safety, privacy and dignity. As we build processes and policies to support those goals, my role at Facebook is to ensure the company uses the best available research and analysis, allowing the community of people who use Facebook to share their ideas and opinions without jeopardizing the safety and sense of community of others. Here, I lay out how the research and analysis served both to identify ways in which institutions had addressed a number of key challenges and where important…
          

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 ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Full Stack Software Development Engineer - Relocation Available - 875040-0 (Newark,NJ) - Newark, New Jersey

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DESCRIPTION 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 3+ 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. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience building new products and services from the ground up. Experience with React.js, Node.js and Java based web applications Experience with building RESTful or SOAP APIs Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security. Strong communications skills; you will be required to proactively engage fellow Amazonians both inside and outside of your team. Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases. Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions. Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly. Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines. Expertise in software processes, web services, multi-tiered systems, and enterprise application integration. 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 This role will sit in our new headquarters in Northern Virginia, where Amazon will invest $2.5 billion dollars, occupy 4 million square feet of energy efficient office space, and create at least 25,000 new full-time jobs. Our employees and the neighboring community will also benefit from the associated investments from the Commonwealth including infrastructure updates, public transportation improvements, and new access to Reagan National Airport. By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us. Job details Arlington Area, VA Software Development Associated topics: .net, application, backend, c c++, c#, developer, devops, php, programming, software programmer ()
          

Advertising: PGIM Fixed Income - Client Reporting Associate - Newark, New Jersey

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PGIM Fixed Income - Client Reporting Associate - 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). Go to ************** - Continue an Application - Students - Talent Acquisition Partners - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window Prudential Careers - Overview - A Focus on Talent - About the Company - Working at Prudential - Find a Career - Stories - Continue an Application - Students - Talent Acquisition Partners - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window - Go to Prudential.comMenu Close Prudential Careers Search for Jobs Start of main content BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Asset Management - Newark, NJ PGIM Fixed Income - Client Reporting Associate - Job Details - Related Jobs - Resources About the position PGIM Fixed Income is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets. The company has offices in Newark, New Jersey, London, Tokyo and Singapore. As of June 30, 2019, the firm has $809 billion of assets under management including $346 billion in institutional assets, $142 billion in retail assets, and $321 billion in proprietary assets. Over 700 institutional asset owners have entrusted PGIM Fixed Income with their assets. This position is part of the Client Reporting Group which is responsible for designing, preparing and delivering reporting to PGIM Fixed Income's Institutional, Retail, Affiliate, and Alternative clients globally. The group is responsible for the compilation and distribution of portfolio summary reports, portfolio holdings and transaction reports, fact sheets, board reports, as well as custom client reports. In addition to reporting the group supports the client portfolio review meeting process, client ad-hoc requests related to portfolio information, and client questionnaires. The team works closely with the Account Management, Sales & Marketing, Portfolio Management, Portfolio Analysis, Performance, Compliance, Operations and Technology groups. Responsibilities: - Complete client reports, due diligence questionnaires, and portfolio presentations, while ensuring that materials are accurate, and deadlines are met - Respond to ad hoc client inquires in a timely manner while working with internal groups when necessary - Review reporting and client communication process to identify opportunities to improve, streamline, and automate scheduled reporting - Handle multiple tasks while meeting strict client deadlines - Proactively work on projects during off-peak periods - Anticipate issues that may adversely affect the ability to meet reporting deadlines, and take action to reduce the risk of occurrences - Cultivate relationships with internal and external partners and service providers - Keep abreast of industry initiatives and market trends that impact the business Qualifications - Degree in Finance, Marketing or Business preferred. - Outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, work experience and demonstrated leadership qualities. - Keen attention to detail. - Willingness and desire to learn and teach others. - Proven ability to develop and cultivate relationships across all staff levels. - Strong analytical and problem solving skills. - Self-motivation and ability to work within a team environment. - PC skills with strong knowledge of spreadsheets - Entrepreneurial spirit that is willing to take on additional responsibility - Strong written and verbal communication skills. - Enjoys a fast-paced, high-intensity environment. - Able to multi-task and absorb information across a broad spectrum of products. - Ability to organize, prioritize tasks and work in a deadline driven environment 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at ******************************* for more information about doing business with Prudential. Apply Now Email this Job Apply Now Email this Job Resources for Applicants - Tips for Success - Finding the Right Fit - Our Commitment to Diversity Apply Now Share this Job Related Jobs 2020 PGIM Fixed Income Client Advisory Group Development Program: PGIMAsset Management - Newark, NJ Full Time Position - Job No: CLI0004VView Job Description PGIM Real Estate - Assistant Vice President, Asset Manager (West Coast Retail)Asset Management - San Francisco, CA Full Time Position - Job No: TRA000AMView Job Description Executive Director, Business DevelopmentAsset Management - San Francisco, CA Full Time Position - Job No: BUS000GZView Job Description PGIM Fixed Income - Fund AccountantAsset Management - Newark, NJ Full Time Position - Job No: GLO000NHView Job DescriptionSearch All Jobs Email this Job mailto:?subject=Prudential%20Careers & body=I%20thought%20you%20might%20be%20interested%20in%20this%20job.%20%0A%0AXXXX Prudential Careers Go to Prudential Prudential Careers - Overview homepage - A Focus on Talent - About the Company - Working at Prudential - Find a Career - Internships - Talent Acquisition Partners Connect on Social Media - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window - Terms & Conditions - Accessibility Help - Privacy Center - Online Privacy Statement - Business Integrity - Social Responsibility - Diversity and Inclusion Warning: Misuse of Prudential name in fraud schemes. The views expressed by each employee is based on his or her personal experiences and opinions. An individual's own abilities, dedication, and achievements will have a direct impact on his or her success at Prudential, potential for professional growth, and opportunities for other careers at Prudential and its affiliates. Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates. Prudential Financial, its affiliates, and their financial professionals do not render tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax and legal advisors regarding your personal circumstances. Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Pruco Life Insurance Company, an Arizona company - California COA # 3637. The Prudential Insurance Company of America - California COA # 1179. Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company - California COA # 08003 Securities and Insurance Products: Not Insured by FDIC or any Federal Government Agency - May Lose Value - Not a Deposit of or Guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank Affiliate EEO IS THE LAWPDF file downloads or opens in a new window. People with DisabilitiesOpens in a new window Prudential is an Employer that participates in E-Verify. See the E-Verify notice.PDF file downloads or opens in a new window. Learn about your right to work.PDF file downloads or opens in a new window. Template: *******-00001-00 2016 Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities. ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Chat with Scott about Software Development Engineer! - Relocation Available - 4545271-0 (Newark,NJ) - Newark, New Jersey

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I'm Scott and I'm a sourcing recruiter with AWS! Interested or have questions? Start a chat with me today! All chats are text-based and I'm based on the East Coast (9-5pm ET). I may not respond right away but you can expect a response from me within 24 hours of receiving your message (except weekends). JOB ID: 772049 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 BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. 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. 1-2+ years experience developing prototypes for each phase of development, from startup through launch and beyond. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 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 Associated topics: .net, back end, c c++, devops, php, python, sde, software developer, software development engineer, sw ()
          

Executive: National Partner Manager- SHI - Newark, New Jersey

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Since its launch in 2006, Veeam has been a leading provider of backup, recovery, and replication solutions. We understand the criticality of the move to the cloud, which adds complexity in not only managing and mining data but also leveraging that data for positive business value and innovation. It s why Veeam offers exceptional visibility and control capabilities through our extensive orchestration engine, delivering virtual, physical, and cloud data management, for any application, and any data, across any cloud. It s how we ve grown to work with 82% of the Fortune 500 companies in 30 countries around the world. With over 350,000 customers, such as L Or al, PwC, Volvo and Gatwick, Veeam has become the #1 Cloud Data Management Provider sold through partners like VMWare, HPE, Cisco and Microsoft. As a billion-dollar software company, we rely on the diverse backgrounds and ideas of our people to advance our growth and innovation and we re passionate to develop the industry s most inclusive and high-performing team. Through embracing transparency and trust, recognizing and developing our employees, and giving back to the communities we share, we re also creating a Veeamazing place to work. Join Veeam, the #1 Cloud Data Management provider, today. Language Required * English Responsibilities The National Partner Manager is responsible for developing and accomplishing sales objectives by managing our National footprint for SHI in North America. The successful candidate will manage CxO level relationships and represent VEEAM in all aspects of business development, marketing and sales within SHI. * Managing relationships in a highly leveraged, matrixed environment * Develop goals that are measurable and drive productivity within the SHI offices, field and all operating units * Participating in impactful QBRs with meaningful and measureable action items, as well as follow-up. * Leverage executive level relationships within the corporate reseller(s) and their operating units * Achieving revenue targets and goals for the corporate reseller(s) and their operating units * Developing and executing partner plan with variable rebates and goals * Recruiting, training and enabling the SHI sellers and its subsidiary sellers within a specified territory * Working closely with VMware, Microsoft, HP and other eco-system product managers Metrics * Quota 100% based on Territory revenue growth targets for SHI and their subsidiaries * Integration into Virtualization practice and go-to-market * Regional alignment and growth * Execution of national plan and executive relationships * Seller penetration Qualifications * Successful sales experience with North America Corporate Reseller, experience with the CR community is a plus * Proven track record of successful selling within a 2 tier distribution environment * Knowledge of virtualization technology, experience with VMware and/or Microsoft is a plus * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Ability to travel 50% of the time within North America * Successful sales experience with channel-focused company and 2 tier distributors in North America * Proven track record of successful product management within a 2 tier model * Knowledge of virtualization technology and leverage within a 2 tier model * Ability to adapt to changes in roles and responsibilities * Ability to work independently with limited direction in a fast-paced environment; must be a high-energy, motivated self-starter * Analytical thinker with proven ability to metric and govern * Bachelor degree and/or equivalent years of experience We offer All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. ()
          

Advertising: Junior Marketing Production Presentation Associate, Marketing - PGIM Fixed Income - Newark, New Jersey

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Junior Marketing Production & Presentation Associate, Marketing - PGIM Fixed Income - 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). Go to ************** - Continue an Application - Students - Talent Acquisition Partners - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window Prudential Careers - Overview - A Focus on Talent - About the Company - Working at Prudential - Find a Career - Stories - Continue an Application - Students - Talent Acquisition Partners - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window - Go to Prudential.comMenu Close Prudential Careers Search for Jobs Start of main content BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Asset Management - Newark, NJ Junior Marketing Production & Presentation Associate, Marketing - PGIM Fixed Income - Job Details - Related Jobs - Resources About the position PGIM Fixed Income is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets. The company has offices in Newark, New Jersey, London, Tokyo and Singapore. As of June 30, 2019, the firm has $809 billion of assets under management including $346 billion in institutional assets, $142 billion in retail assets, and $321 billion in proprietary assets. Over 700 institutional asset owners have entrusted PGIM Fixed Income with their assets. We are looking for a Marketing Production and Presentation Associate to be part of PGIM Fixed Income Marketing business. The primary responsibility of this role is to print and bind presentation materials. This role will also be responsible for creating and maintaining the firm's PowerPoint based marketing material by formatting slides, pulling data, and creating complex, data driven charts while adhering to brand guidelines. This position will be expected to assist in further projects for the Marketing team, as needed, including but not limited to assisting with graphic design edits in Adobe programs, upkeeping the team's slide library in Seismic, making website updates, etc. Therefore, the ability to handle multiple, changing priorities is essential. A good candidate for this role will be comfortable handling large sets of data, works well under short deadlines, and has a positive, can-do attitude. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: - Print and bind presentation materials - Create and update complex, data driven charts and infographics in PowerPoint and Excel on an ad hoc basis - Graphic design support such as creating, formatting, and laying out presentations and other documents in alignment with PGIM Fixed Income's brand standards. Ensure they are visually appealing, using knowledge of design principals and software - Assist in upkeeping the group's website and presentation content using Drupal and Seismic platforms, respectively - Conduct administrative duties, including procuring and managing office supplies, filing expenses, responding to emails, preparing documents, scheduling meetings, etc. Qualifications Qualifications: - A minimum of Two years of relevant experience in financial services industry , or institutional investment management. - Advanced knowledge of the full Microsoft Office Suite, particularly PowerPoint and Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro/DC. - Comfortable working with large sets of data. - A high degree of professionalism, strong work ethic, relationship building, and customer service skills. - Strong organization, time-management, and critical thinking skills. - Strong communication skills both written and verbal. - Strong design and typography skills; attention to detail is a must. - Proactive and adept in working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. - Knowledge of Seismic and Drupal content management systems, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Appspace, Power BI, CEROS, and/or HighCharts Cloud is a plus. - Intermediate knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator is preferred. - To be considered for this position, candidates must provide work samples to demonstrate proficiencies and skills in Microsoft PowerPoint. - Flexibility to work overtime as 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at ******************************* for more information about doing business with Prudential. Apply Now Email this Job Apply Now Email this Job Resources for Applicants - Tips for Success - Finding the Right Fit - Our Commitment to Diversity Apply Now Share this Job Related Jobs PGIM Private Capital - Analyst, Corporate Finance (San Francisco)Asset Management - San Francisco, CA Full Time Position - Job No: COR000SOView Job Description PGIM Real Estate - Investment Analyst (Industrial)Asset Management - Madison, NJ Full Time Position - Job No: ASS00029View Job Description PGIM Private Capital - Analyst, Institutional Asset ManagementAsset Management - Newark, NJ Full Time Position - Job No: INS0005BView Job Description PGIM Private Capital - Senior Associate, InfrastructureAsset Management - Newark, NJ Full Time Position - Job No: LEV0003HView Job DescriptionSearch All Jobs Email this Job mailto:?subject=Prudential%20Careers & body=I%20thought%20you%20might%20be%20interested%20in%20this%20job.%20%0A%0AXXXX Prudential Careers Go to Prudential Prudential Careers - Overview homepage - A Focus on Talent - About the Company - Working at Prudential - Find a Career - Internships - Talent Acquisition Partners Connect on Social Media - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window - Terms & Conditions - Accessibility Help - Privacy Center - Online Privacy Statement - Business Integrity - Social Responsibility - Diversity and Inclusion Warning: Misuse of Prudential name in fraud schemes. The views expressed by each employee is based on his or her personal experiences and opinions. An individual's own abilities, dedication, and achievements will have a direct impact on his or her success at Prudential, potential for professional growth, and opportunities for other careers at Prudential and its affiliates. Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates. Prudential Financial, its affiliates, and their financial professionals do not render tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax and legal advisors regarding your personal circumstances. Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Pruco Life Insurance Company, an Arizona company - California COA # 3637. The Prudential Insurance Company of America - California COA # 1179. Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company - California COA # 08003 Securities and Insurance Products: Not Insured by FDIC or any Federal Government Agency - May Lose Value - Not a Deposit of or Guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank Affiliate EEO IS THE LAWPDF file downloads or opens in a new window. People with DisabilitiesOpens in a new window Prudential is an Employer that participates in E-Verify. See the E-Verify notice.PDF file downloads or opens in a new window. Learn about your right to work.PDF file downloads or opens in a new window. Template: *******-00001-00 2016 Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities. ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Chat with Scott about Software Development Engineer - Relocation Available - 4545850-0 - Newark, New Jersey

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I'm Scott and I'm a sourcing recruiter with AWS! Interested or have questions? Start a chat with me today! All chats are text-based and I'm based on the East Coast (9-5pmET). I may not respond right away but you can expect a response from me within 24 hours of receiving your message (except weekends). JOB ID:868169 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! The Operations Excellence team is driving the building of tools and services to help further Operational Excellence in the Region Services GovCloud Organization and across AWS. We are building software/systems with the best practices in development of systems, including various forms of testing, monitoring and documenting. OE Tools Team is building a Zero - Administration tooling system(s) and self - help tools for AWS Services. We look for automation first (preventative), mechanization second (proactive), and tooling last (reactive). This team will lead the design and development of new tools and services in Operational Excellence in our GovCloud as well as new features for existing tools across AWS development teams. 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. This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph. 5+ years professional experience in commercial/large scale system software development and delivery. 5+ years experience with object-oriented design and implementation skills (Java, Ruby), preferably on Linux. 3+ years experience leading delivery of large scale, distributed, high quality systems. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. Experience developing distributed system software Experience with API development Experience building new products and services from the ground up. Experience with Java, Ruby and/or Python. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security. Experience developing prototypes at the right level of fidelity for each phase of development, from startup through launch and beyond. Communication skills; you will be required to proactively engage fellow Amazonians both inside and outside of your team. Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases. Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions. Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly. Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines. Expertise in software processes, web services, multi-tiered systems, and enterprise application integration. Experience mentoring/training the engineering community on complex technical issues. 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 Associated topics: algorithm, back end, c c++, c++, devops, java, matlab, perl, programming, software development 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 ()
          

Engineering: Mechanics - Technicians - Mac Tools Auto Route + Training - Newark, New Jersey

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Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.Feel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in an automotive or industrial field, sales, management or business, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route and sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black and Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest and fastest growing mobile franchise opportunities in America and Canada: - Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to. - Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility. - No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training. - Ongoing field support and mentoring. - Your own truck + initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools. - Powered by Stanley Black and Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world. - Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions. - National marketing support with motorsports branding. - Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business. - Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLYMac Tools Franchise Markets:Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries and backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING and SUPPORT: The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.AWARD WINNING: Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD: Mac Tools has the power of Stanley Black and Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.LOW START UP COST:We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidatesDISCOVERY DAY: Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.VETERANS PROGRAM: Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY Associated topics: brand new driver, cdl school graduates, inexperienced, inexperienced driver, junior, new career, trainee truck driver, truck driving intern, truck driving school, we train you ()
          

Sales: Sales Associate - Paid Training - Roseland - Newark, New Jersey

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Summary Our Associates earn an average of $55-$65K Take home up to $3,600 bonus in your first 6 weeks + paid training! DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service - Sling TV - that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win - it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story. Opportunity is here. We are DISH. Job Duties and Responsibilities As a Retention Associate Account Executive, you will be responsible for retaining customers by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm about our pricing, service, and technology. Those new to retention love the experience of re-selling the value of our products and services, with 100% inbound calls and absolutely no cold-calling! At DISH we dedicate time for continual development and advancement opportunities for ALL associates. With an hourly base rate PLUS uncapped commissionAND incentive pay during training our employees are maximizing their income potential. The average total compensation is 55k-65k with top performers earningover six figures! Build quick rapport with existing customers using your assertiveness and confidence to educate them on the value of remaining a DISH customer Apply sales methodologies and problem-solving strategies to best position DISH's products and services while providing long-term, individualized solutions to customers and closing all sales with integrity Use web-based tools to stay current on industry-wide products, features, and services Consistently exceed in all metrics Skills - Experience and Requirements Do you have what it takes? Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to achieve Tech savvy with the ability to smoothly find your way around a desktop computer Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and is consistently striving to be a top performer Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner Adaptable and flexible to change. Willing to work the shift and hours it takes to get the job done Sales experience will make a huge difference in your ability to take on this challenge - though not required College degree preferred FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE: Medical, Dental and Vision 401K with company match + profit sharing Paid Training + Generous Training Bonus eligibility for meeting requirements in your first 6 weeks Paid time off and holidays Life and short/long term disability insurance Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program Tuition reimbursement Highly discounted DISH and Sling programming High-end Rewards and Recognition program to include shopping sprees, luxurious dinning, exciting travel destinations, and top of the line merchandise We need driven individuals who can adapt as we continue to grow and who are motivated to advance while taking on new responsibilities. We love to promote employees from within and offer Associate's exciting career path opportunities with generous compensation increases! ()
          

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No new starter homes built in Somerset - despite Government pledge, report finds

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THE Government has failed to deliver any of its promised tens of thousands of new "starter homes" despite setting aside more than £2 billion for the project, it has been revealed.
          

SELENA GOMEZ LANDS HER FIRST NO. 1 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100, WITH HER POWERFUL BALLAD “LOSE YOU TO LOVE ME”

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(Photographer credit:  Sophie Muller)

04 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Selena Gomez’s first single, “Lose You To Love Me”, from her highly anticipated third solo album, marks a historic moment for the singer as she lands her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Gomez co-wrote the song with Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and Mattias Larsson with additional production from FINNEAS. “Lose You To Love Me”, available via Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, immediately dominated and shot to No.1 at Global Spotify, Apple Music and US iTunes.  In the US the song, with 38.8 million streams this week, has over 58.5 million cumulative streams. The accompanying music video shot by the acclaimed Sophie Muller has nearly 110 million views on YouTube.

On the heels of “Lose You To Love Me”, Gomez surprised fans 24 hours later with the release of a brand-new song, “Look At Her Now”, which debuts today at No. 27 on the chart.  Upon release, Selena said it was a “special gift to all of her fans” and thanked them for “pushing her to be her best.”  Gomez co-wrote the song with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter as well as Ian Kirkpatrick.  Watch the Sophie Muller directed video also shot entirely on the new iPhone 11 Pro HERE.

“Lose You To Love Me” is Gomez’s 28th song on the Billboard Hot 100 with 14 of the songs going Top 20.   Gomez has had a total of seven Top 10 Hits on the Hot 100 and previously reached No.5 with “Same Old Love” and “Good For You”.   Selena’s “Bad Liar” was named No. 1 on Billboard’s “100 Best Songs of 2017.”

Later this month, Selena will return to the stage at the “American Music Awards.”  This will mark her first live televised performance in two years.  The “2019 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.

Earlier this year, Gomez was featured on “I Can’t Get Enough” with Benny Blanco, J Balvin and Tainy. In 2018, she collaborated with DJ Snake, Ozuna and Cardi B on the global hit “Taki Taki”, which became one of the fastest videos to reach over 100 million views.   Her previous seventeen singles including “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo, “Bad Liar”, “Fetish”, “Wolves” x  Marshmello and “Back to You” have all been certified by the RIAA.  As a solo artist Gomez has accumulated over 20 billion global streams.

Gomez most recently executive produced the critically acclaimed Netflix docu-series “Living Undocumented” which created much buzz and discussion regarding the polarizing issue of undocumented people living in the United States.  Earlier this year, she starred in Jim Jarmusch’s film THE DEAD DON’T DIE opposite Bill Murray and Adam Driver, which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
          

“There is great scope for the horticultural and floricultural industries for both nations”

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Malaysia is targeting to push its trade volume with Vietnam to US$15 billion by next year. Vietnam-Malaysia Business Association spokesperson Dinh Hai Yen said that for last year, Vietnam’s total export of various goods to Malaysia was US$3.81 billion, while its import from Malaysia was US$1.75 billion.…
          

New Orleans airport opens new passenger terminal

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A brand new $1 billion, 35-gate passenger terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport opens to the public on November 6, offering Café Du Monde beignets and other local food and drink.

          

Litecoin’s Charlie Lee Disparages Stellar Development Foundation over 55Bn Burnt XLM

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The creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, has berated the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) for burning 55 Billion XLM, more than half of the cryptocurrency’s supply, tokens without seeking the consent of its community despite claiming to be decentralized. Charlie, speaking a day after the token…
          

100 app developers may have accessed users data: Facebook

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San Francisco: In yet another data breach, Facebook on Wednesday revealed that at least 100 app developers may have accessed Facebook users' data for months, confirming that at least 11 partners "accessed group members' information in the last 60 days".

The social networking giant found that the apps -- primarily social media management and video streaming apps -- retained access to group member information, like names and profile pictures in connection with group activity, from the Groups API (application programming interface).

"Although we've seen no evidence of abuse, we will ask them to delete any member data they may have retained and we will conduct audits to confirm that it has been deleted," the company said in a statement.

"We've removed or restricted a number of our developer APIs, such as the Groups API, which provides an interface between Facebook and apps that can integrate with a group," it added.

Facebook is facing scrutiny after personal data of 87 million users were harvested by UK-based political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has slapped Facebook with a $5 billion fine as a result of the breach.

According to the company, the apps designed to make it easier for group admins to manage their groups more effectively and help members share videos to their groups.

"For example, if a business managed a large community consisting of many members across multiple groups, they could use a social media management app to provide customer service, including customized responses, at scale."

"But while this access provided benefits to people and groups on Facebook, we made the decision to remove it and are following through on that approach," said Facebook.

According to Facebook's director of platform partnerships, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, the new framework under their agreement with the FTC means more accountability and transparency into how it builds and maintains products.

"As we continue to work through this process we expect to find more examples of where we can improve, either through our products or changing how data is accessed. We are committed to this work and supporting the people on our platform," said the company.



          

Microsoft, Nokia reunite after failed $ 7 billion smartphone deal

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San Francisco: After a failed $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's smartphone business five years back, Microsoft has announced a strategic collaboration with the Finnish company to accelerate transformation and innovation across industries with Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

The new partnership brings together Microsoft cloud solutions and Nokia's expertise in mission-critical networking, to help enterprises and communications service providers (CSPs) transform their businesses.

"Bringing together Microsoft's expertise in intelligent cloud solutions and Nokia's strength in building business and mission-critical networks will unlock new connectivity and automation scenarios," Jason Zander, executive vice president, Microsoft Azure, said in a statement on Tuesday.

BT is the first global communications service provider to offer its enterprise customers a managed service that integrates Microsoft Azure cloud and Nokia SD-WAN solutions.

"Together, we will accelerate the digital transformation journey towards Industry 4.0, driving economic growth and productivity for both enterprises and service providers," said Kathrin Buvac, President of Nokia Enterprise and Chief Strategy Officer.

The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (Nokia DAC) 5G-ready industrial-grade private wireless broadband solution with on-premise Azure elements will enable a wide variety of secure industrial automation solutions.

"For example, connected smart tools and machines on manufacturing floors that enable increased productivity, flexibility and safety for workers, or autonomous vehicles and robots in industrial environments that improve automation, efficiency and overall safety," said Microsoft.

Enterprises will be able to use Azure IoT Central and partner solutions for faster and easier enablement and implementation of their IoT applications together with Nokia's IoT connectivity solutions.

In 2014, Microsoft acquired Nokia's smartphone business. The company later quit the smartphone business, laying off thousands of employees.

In 2016, Microsoft sold the Nokia smartphone business for $350 million to HMD Global which now sells Nokia-branded phones.



          

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


          

Amazon to e-tail Haldiram's delicacies in US

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Bengaluru: Indian savoury and confectionary major Haldiram's signed up for Amazon's global selling program to e-tail its delicacies in the United States, the company said on Tuesday.

"We want to further expand our presence amongst our global customers. Collaborating with Amazon's global selling program allows us direct access to the American market," said Haldiram's snacks managing director Pankaj Agarwal in a statement.

The agreement with the e-commerce powerhouse will catapult the Indian snacks major to expand and make inroads in the American market, and discover millions of new buyers.

Interestingly, the United States accounts for 40 per cent of the company's exports.

"Through the global selling program, we offer them (Haldiram's) end-to-end solutions for quality made in India products among global consumers," said Amazon India global trade head Abhijit Kamra.

Kamra said Amazon's global selling program facilitates e-commerce exports with global customer access.

Amazon launched its global selling program in India in 2015, which currently clocks cumulative exports of $1 billion.

According to Amazon, nearly 50,000 Indian manufacturers, brands and traders are currently making use of its global e-commerce exports channel to sell 150 million products, across 12 Amazon international marketplaces.

Starting as a small entity in Bikaner in Rajasthan in 1937, Haldiram's products are now available in more than 80 countries.



          

Apple commits $ 2.5 billion to help solve housing crisis in California

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Cupertino: Apple has committed a record $2.5 billion to help address the housing availability and affordability crisis in California. The amount is two and a half times greater than the $1 billion each that Google and Facebook have pledged.

Nearly 30,000 people left San Francisco between April and June of this year and homeownership in the Bay Area is at a seven-year low.

"Before the world knew the name Silicon Valley, and long before we carried technology in our pockets, Apple called this region home, and we feel a profound civic responsibility to ensure it remains a vibrant place where people can live, have a family and contribute to the community,a Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement on Monday.

In partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom, the state of California and community-based organizations, Apple is providing a significant investment that offers statewide housing support as well as funding for projects in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.

"This unparalleled financial commitment to affordable housing, and the innovative strategies at the heart of this initiative, are proof that Apple is serious about solving this issue. I hope other companies follow their lead," said Newsom.

By putting its $2.5 billion investment to use across multiple initiatives and partners, Apple's housing initiative offers a comprehensive and multi-pronged approach to address some of the most urgent challenges facing affordable housing in California.


          

Adobe aims to tap $128 billion opportunity in 2022

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Los Angeles: Adobe's stock went up after the software major announced robust earnings forecast for its fiscal 2020 that exceeded analysts' expectations.

The total addressable market for Adobe Experience Cloud is expected to increase to $84 billion by 2022, driven by increased demand for data and insights, content and personalisation, commerce, customer journey management and advertising, Adobe said on Monday.

The company forecasts revenue to reach $13.15 billion in the year beginning December 1 and digital Media segment revenue to grow over 19 per cent (year-over-year).

"Our strategy to unleash creativity, accelerate document productivity and power digital businesses is driving our growth and represents a $128 billion opportunity in 2022," said Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO, Adobe.

"Our expanding universe of customers, strong global brand, market-leading products and continued innovation positions us for a stellar 2020," he added.

At its core, Adobe's Creative Cloud strategy is about unleashing creativity for all, which is driving an increase in Creative Cloud total addressable market for 2022 to approximately $31 billion across creative professionals, communicators and consumers.

Adobe continues to benefit from the paper-to-digital transformation.

With trillions of PDFs created every year and approximately two billion Adobe mobile and reader users, the total addressable market for Adobe Document Cloud is expected to grow to $13 billion by 2022, said the software major.

Based on strong quarter-to-date performance, Adobe indicated it is raising its Q4 fiscal year 2019 Digital Media net new annualized recurring revenue (ARR) target to approximately $475 million, an increase of $25 million above its prior target.

Adobe also affirmed it is on track to achieve Q4 revenue of $2.97 billion.


          

Mercury 'painted black' by passing comets

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Mercury reflects very little light but its surface is low in iron, which rules out the presence of iron nanoparticles, the most likely "darkening agent". First, researchers modelled how much carbon-rich material could have been dropped on Mercury by passing comets. Then they fired projectiles at a sugar-coated basalt rock to confirm the darkening effect of carbon. Their results, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, support the idea that Mercury was "painted black" by cometary dust over billions of years. The effect of being intermittently blasted with tiny, carbon-rich "micrometeorites", the team says, is more than enough to account for...
          

The Uncertain Future of Media Unicorns

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Only three media companies — Buzzfeed, Vice Media, and Vox Media — meet the definition of a “unicorn,” or a startup valued at more than $1 billion. Read more: http://bit.ly/2BIUmvp
          

Ontario’s projected deficit drops to $9B

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The Ontario government is bleeding less red ink, but spending more money than ever before.

Finance Minister Rod Phillips tabled the fall economic statement in the legislature on Wednesday and emphasized the provincial treasury is “back on sound footing” by improving on its deficit target.

A $1.3-billion reduction in the projected budget shortfall — down to $9 billion from the previous estimate of $10.3 billion — is coincidentally the same amount of increased spending that was announced.

“We had the opportunity to invest more in health care, invest more in education and invest more in children and community services and to beat our deficit target by $1.3 billion, so that’s a sign that the plan is working,” Phillips told reporters.

That spending on “critical services” involves $400 million in health care and $200 on education and includes previous government climbdowns, such as the reversal of planned cuts to municipal public heath unit funding.

Opposition parties scoffed at the new deficit number, saying the actual figure will likely be much lower at the end of the fiscal year and accusing Premier Doug Ford’s government of using scare tactics to justify further spending cuts in its push to balance the budget in four years.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the fall economic statement shows Ford’s talk of a new tone from his government is a public relations exercise.

“There is no new era,” Horwath said. “All the government did today is say that the deep, deep cuts they announced in the spring are going to be delayed a little bit but there are still going to be cuts.”

“This is still a government that wants to make class sizes larger, not smaller,” added Interim Liberal Leader John Fraser.

The unexpected $1.3 billion in spending trumpeted by Phillips is “simply a reversal of the cuts in the last budget,” Green Leader Mike Schreiner said, dubbing it “magic math” in a fiscal update that is “silent on electric vehicles” and other low-carbon technologies of the future.

Overall, spending is now projected to be $163.8 billion this year. That figure is $5.4 billion more than former premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals had planned to spend in 2018-19 before their defeat by the Progressive Conservatives.

The improvement in the bottom line was fuelled by a “quite robust economy” that has helped the government take in $1.6 billion more than expected in corporate and personal income taxes, Phillips said.

He will cut corporate tax rates for small businesses from 3.5 per cent to 3.2 per cent on Jan. 1.

But deficits are still being forecast until 2023, one year after the next election. The Tories project the shortfall next year to be $6.7 billion, then $5.4 billion in 2021-22.

That means Ontario’s debt — the largest subnational tally in the world — will balloon to $374.8 billion before the budget is balanced.

In September, Phillips revised the 2018-19 deficit down from the Tories’ $15 billion to $7.4 billion, similar to the $6.7 billion Wynne had projected.

That suggests this year’s $9 billion shortfall could also end up being lower by next spring’s budget.

Wednesday’s low-key update was a sharp contrast to last year’s controversial fall economic statement. It was delivered by then-treasurer Vic Fedeli, who was later demoted by Premier Doug Ford 10 weeks after April’s budget.

Last November, Fedeli cut oversight protections for the environment, vulnerable children, and francophones by eliminating the environmental commissioner, the child advocate and the French-language services commissioner as independent officers of the legislature.

That salvo at Ontario’s francophone minority prompted MPP Amanda Simard (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell) to quit the Tory caucus and sit as an Independent in protest.

In an olive branch, Phillips emphasized the Tories recognize “the important contribution Ontario’s 622,000-strong francophone community makes to our province’s identity and prosperity.

“We are looking forward to working with the federal government to build the Université de l'Ontario français,” he told the house.

While Phillips did not specifically mention the expansion of beer and wine sales to corner stores in his statement to the house, his budget legislation includes enabling provisions that could one day clear the way for that liberalization.

He would not say when consumers can expect to see their favourite brew at their local convenience store.

Under his legislation, cannabis sales will soon be permitted at private retail stores on the site of licensed producers’ grow-ops.

As well, existing weed shops will be allowed to sell online or over the phone for in-store pickups. Currently, the government-owned Ontario Cannabis Store has the monopoly on online sales.

Despite the big spending, 16 ministries will still see department budgets reduced while seven will get increases.

To help families, the government plans to allow free admission for children to unspecified “attractions, museums, galleries, and historic sites across the province.” Details will be announced later.

In order to generate money, the Tories are proposing to sell the naming rights to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to a corporate sponsor and looking at other measures to bring in cash.

Still unresolved is what the Tories plan to do about accounting for billions of the government’s share of co-sponsored Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union Pension Plan and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

Previous Tory and Liberal governments counted the holdings toward the bottom line. But ex-treasurer Fedeli sided with auditor general Bonnie Lysyk, who used to consider them as assets until a 2015 dispute with the Liberal government, that the pension money should not be booked in that way.

Robert Benzie is the Star's Queen's Park bureau chief and a reporter covering Ontario politics. Follow him on Twitter: @robertbenzie

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Ontario boosts spending on health care and education, revises deficit projection downward

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Flagged For Fraud: Suspected Staged Accidents Involving 18-Wheelers Under Federal Investigation

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The United States district attorney’s office is looking into federal insurance fraud cases surrounding staged accidents in the New Orleans area. Court documents obtained by WDSU Investigates show the investigation is expanding. "I don’t think we are the sole venue for insurance fraud and staged accident claims, it really is across the country," said attorney Harry Rosenberg, a former United States attorney for Southeast Louisiana. "We do seem to have a disproportionate share down here." Rosenberg oversaw federal investigators cracking down on insurance fraud rings. "It happened in the ’90s, it happened again 10 years later, and just last week the U.S. attorney indicted five individuals," Rosenberg said. "I think it is a pattern really, impacts billions of dollars."
          

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Monetizing with Mobile Ads: Key Ad Formats and Performance Insights

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The mobile ad industry is growing day by day. For a long time ads have been associated with annoying pop-ups. Today mobile ads come in many shapes and forms to create positive user experiences. Advertisers and mobile app publishers strive to be matched well, often through ad networks, ad mediation or/and ad exchange, in order to have mutually beneficial outcomes.

Forecast says, that by 2021 the in-app advertising market will skyrocket to $201 billion. Compare this number to $72 billion in 2016. This triple surge is quite impressive given how just 10 years ago the mobile ad market share in the U.S. was estimated at just $320 million.

Why did mobile app advertising take off? Not a difficult question to answer—smartphones, mobile apps and instant access to information have become an integral part of our daily life. And users want apps to be free, which is made possible thanks to mobile advertising. Therefore, mobile advertising has naturally become a valid, fully functional monetization source for mobile app publishers.

Mobile app advertising is no longer associated with intrusive delivery and irrelevant low-quality ad traffic. Often, premium quality ads are present in top applications from companies like Playrix, Zeptolab, Supercell and others. Ads can even make a good companion to boost in-app purchases.

How Mobile Ads Are Selected

Placing in-app ads is usually arranged between three parties: app publisher, advertiser and ad network or another ad demand sources that serve as a connection point. Ad networks are one of the key players in the advertising market of mobile applications. Why do networks exist and how do mobile ads work? The key function of an ad network is to match ad space (Ad Supply) from publishers with the advertiser's request (Ad Demand). In other words, an ad network gives an advertiser an opportunity to display their ads in a number of applications that are connected to that ad network. Ad networks regulate the market and facilitate interactions between advertisers and publishers and are connected to apps via SDK or API.

Nowadays, instead of integrating each ad network’s SDK individually, mobile app publishers can just integrate one ad mediation SDK into their app and receive ads from numerous ad demand sources, including ad networks along with DSPs (demand-side platforms) and ad exchanges. The rise in popularity of ad mediation has simplified the process of getting started with monetizing your app with ads tremendously.

Another reason why mobile app ads have become such a popular monetization source now is the low maintenance required. Whereas before publishers needed to spend hours every week to manually optimize their ad setups in order to make sure they filled up their ad inventory to generate optimal revenue, ad mediation platforms can do that programmatically. With advances in how ad bids get placed and selected via real-time unified auctions through the industry’s latest in-app header bidding technology, the highest earning ads for each ad placements are now selected and delivered automatically.

With that in mind, some ad networks perform better in terms of revenue depending on the region and the ad format as well as the platform (iOS or Android). So if you are considering or are already monetizing your app with ads, understanding the disparity in performance can help you make more informed decisions, such as whether you should prioritize rewarded videos over banners in certain regions or not.

Best Mobile Ad Formats

If the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘ad’ is a banner, then you’re being realistic. However, banners now compete with multiple interactive ad formats that serve various purposes within an app. Apart from banners, the ad formats that have proven to be the most popular and the most profitable for app publishers are rewarded videos and interstitials.

Rewarded Videos

Rewarded videos are user-initiated ads from which users can earn in-app rewards in exchange for viewing a video ad. Rewarded videos have shown to be very popular with users, advertisers and publishers alike. Thanks to the high satisfaction of users and high CTRs of this format, publishers can earn the highest eCPMs (earnings per thousand ad impressions) with rewarded videos. Publishers also find using rewarded videos to be an effective way to introduce their users to the app’s in-app currency system, which can lead to higher rates of in-app purchases.

Interstitials

Interstitials are attention grabbing ads that cover the entire screen and can appear as a static image, a video, an interactive image or a playable sample of an app. Although this format can be more disruptive to the user experience than others, when placed at the right moments within an app, interstitials are a great choice for publishers to use. They offer high CTRs, high eCPMs and high availability of ads. Plus, newer variation of this format, like interactive and playable ads, continue to make this format more user-friendly and engaging.

Banners

Banner ad is the longest enduring mobile app ad format that neatly places a small rectangular ad at the top or bottom of the screen. Despite this format’s low CTR and low eCPM, it is still considered a high earning format for publishers. This is largely due to its ability to be shown with much higher frequency than other formats. Its low cost and easy production sustain the popularity of banners among advertisers, providing publishers with high supplies and varieties of banner ads.

Mobile Ad Earning Performances


To find out how well the ad formats perform among over 60 ad demand sources in 2019, let’s take some of the most recent insights from our Appodeal Mobile In-app Ad Monetization Performance Index. The three regions analyzed here are the U.S., Western Europe and Eastern Europe (including Russia).

Rewarded videos’ eCPMs continue to climb up but at a more modest pace than the previous year. For example, the U.S.’s rewarded videos on iOS and Android both saw their eCPM increased by 13% to a high average of $15.18 and $12.68 respectively from H2 2018 – H1 2019 compared to the same period the previous year. Some of the top earning ad networks from the three regions analyzed for rewarded videos were AdMob, Facebook, AppLovin, Unity Ads, BidMachine and MyTarget.

Interstitials’ eCPMs increases significantly on Android in U.S. and Western Europe. Interstitials, which includes static, video and playable variants, showed impressive eCPM growth on Android by 27% to an average of $6.35 in the U.S. and by 21% to an average of $2.38 in Western Europe from H2 2018 to H1 2019 compared to the same period the previous year. Some of the top earning ad networks for interstitials were AdMob, Facebook, AppLovin, Unity Ads, BidMachine, Ogury, and Yandex.

Banners are still important for revenue base but their eCPMs show signs of decline. Banners accounted for around a quarter of the ad revenue share. However, on Android in Western Europe, its eCPMs decreased by 27% to an average of $0.16 from H2 2018 to H1 2019 compared to the same period the previous year, and decreased by 15% on iOS. Interestingly, in the U.S. its eCPMs actually increased by 13% to an average of $0.62 on iOS. Some of the top earning ad networks for banners were AdMob, MoPub, BidMachine, Amazon Ads, AppLovin, Yandex and MyTarget.

The eCPM gaps between iOS and Android devices show significantly wider margins in developing markets than mature markets. In mature markets, such as the U.S., Japan and the U.K., the eCPMs of rewarded videos were 21-34% higher on iOS than on Android devices. However, in developing markets, such as Russia, Brazil and India, the eCPMs were 98-352% higher on iOS than on Android devices.

For more details and insights, check out the full version of the Appodeal Performance Index here. This third annual index focuses on in-app ad revenue and provides insights for mobile app publishers on the top earning mobile ad networks, ad exchanges and DSPs, along with their eCPMs, the average eCPM of each country globally and the eCPM trends of mobile ad formats on both iOS and Android devices.



          

Study Says Deforestation 'Overrated' as Environmental Threat: 'About a Fifth of What Was Found in Previous Work'

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"Our estimate is about a fifth of what was found in previous work showing that deforestation has contributed 484 billion tons of carbon – a third of all manmade emissions – since 1900," Ohio State professor Brent Sohngen said.
          

SoFi Stadium guide: A closer look at future home of Rams and Chargers

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Analysis: the numbers behind the FCA and PSA merger

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The FCA-PSA tie-up gathers 15 brands under the same roof
As the car-making groups agree to tie the knot, we take a closer look at the merger's prospects

The agreed merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the PSA Group will create the world’s fourth-largest car company based on sales.

The two European firms last week announced their intention to create a new entity owned 50/50 between the two but led by PSA’s CEO, Carlos Tavares. PSA will also appoint six board members against five for FCA, in effect giving the French company control over the decision-making.

The combination of the two will create a 15-brand automotive behemoth that together sold 4.2 million vehicles in the first half of this year, behind the Volkswagen Group, Toyota and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance but ahead of General Motors and Hyundai-Kia, figures from Jato Dynamics show.

The company would be big enough “to capture successfully the opportunities and manage effectively the challenges of the new era in mobility”, according to a joint statement referencing the high cost of investing in new technologies such as EVs and autonomous cars.

Despite being highly profitable, FCA has been chasing a merger ever since its previous CEO, the late Sergio Marchionne, warned in his 2015 treatise ‘Confessions of a Capital Junkie’ that car makers had to consolidate in order to have any hope of controlling spiralling development costs. FCA have since been rebuffed time and again, most recently after talks with Renault collapsed earlier this year.

Now, just over a year after his death, Marchionne’s dream has been realised. By sharing technology and platforms and pooling other resources, the companies will eventually make combined annual savings of €3.7 billion (£3.2bn), the two said in a statement.

This figure could be achieved without shutting factories, the statement said – something PSA has proved it can do after successfully turning around GM’s loss-making Vauxhall-Opel division.

The barriers to success are huge. FCA might be profitable but, of the €7.3bn (£6.3bn) it made last year in pre-tax profits, €6.2bn (£5.3bn) was made in the US thanks in the main to demand for Ram pick-ups and Jeep SUVs. The company struggles in Europe, where demand for its core Fiat brand is too heavily dependent on sales of the lower-margin 500 and Panda city cars. It also fails to make serious money from its storied but underfunded premium brands, Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

PSA could quickly fix Fiat in Europe, argues Felipe Munoz, a global analyst at Jato Dynamics. “FCA could make use of the new 208/Corsa platform to re-enter the supermini segment with a new Punto,” he said. A new Tipo could then follow on the Peugeot 308 platform.

A bigger problem is FCA’s industrial base in Italy, where it has an astonishing 27 manufacturing facilities for vehicles and parts. Over-staffing in underfunded factories running far below capacity is a serious problem that will take all of Tavares’ skill to negotiate. He won praise in the UK for – so far – managing to keep Vauxhall’s two plants running while still returning Vauxhall/Opel to profitability, and Italian unions are seeking assurances that the same can happen in Italy, where Fiats, Alfas, Maseratis and smaller Jeeps are built.

The interesting question is what happens to Alfa Romeo and Maserati? Turning Maserati into the Italian equivalent of VW Group profit machine Porsche has always been the tantalising goal, and earlier this year FCA announced a €5bn (£4.3bn) investment programme to electrify Maserati and launch a new sports car with both electric and combustion engines by next year. PSA described Maserati and Alfa Romeo as having “substantial development potential”, and maybe Tavares is the man to fully unlock this. Or maybe he’s the man to finally sell Alfa Romeo to the VW Group, which it historically has coveted.

The big strengths of the planned merger are in SUVs and vans – the two most profitable segments right now. An FCA-PSA merger creates the world’s largest van maker, with sales in excess of half a million in the first half of the year, according to Jato Dynamics. It is also the world’s third-largest SUV maker, with sales of 1.5 million over the same period. Combined, it sold more than 1.2 million smaller cars (up to Astra size) but is seriously under-represented in medium-sized saloons (14th largest globally), which the new entity will need to address to overcome weakness in China.

Max Warburton, an analyst at Bernstein, acknowledged that Europe is likely to be the biggest benefit. “It’s obvious that PSA does not offer any synergies in the US, and very little in Latin America,” he said. “Putting PSA and FCA together in China doesn’t solve much, either: two wrongs don’t make a right. A deal does nothing to change Alfa and Maserati’s prospects, either.”

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Lotus Engineering "back in business" and planning expansion

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Lotus being built As Lotus revives the Elan and others, the British firm's engineering arm has a raft of new projects in the works

Lotus Engineering, the division that acts as an engineering consultant for third-party clients, is set to be expanded under new leadership. Boss Miguel Fragoso has begun reinvigorating the division, with a new commercial director appointed. Fragoso has kept a team “working on the areas instrumental in maintaining our capability”, such as advanced structures, dynamics, propulsion systems and electronic controls.

During the cost-cutting drive under previous Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales, Lotus Engineering’s contribution to the group’s turnover dwindled to as little as 15%. In the past, it has contributed almost half. However, Fragoso has credited Gales with bringing “the financial discipline that it didn’t have. That made it more attractive for an investor.”

Recent projects have included an exploratory exercise in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover for the government’s Technology Strategy Board and two projects with unnamed Japanese companies.

“We’ve been able to keep some extraordinary talent,” said Fragoso. He also pointed out that by offering services in these areas, “we are more than subject specialists, we are a car company ourselves”, providing additional insight.

For these reasons and because of the fresh impetus behind Lotus Engineering, Fragoso said: “We’re back in business.” It’s a business he divides into two broad areas: one being the familiar mainstream car makers, the other start-ups. Within this, he said: “We will be working with Geely.” For the future, Fragoso said: “We want to be among the leading companies providing these services. And these companies aren’t small.”

Assisting this ambition will be the fact that Lotus is now developing the electric Evija hypercar and a new family of sports cars, a process that exposes it more fully to the latest technologies, better enabling it to take on “projects that align with our sports car plans”.

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Lotus Elan in frame as Boxster rival in revival plan

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How the new Lotus Elan could look, as imagined by Autocar
The Elan could be reborn, joining a range of old favourites being reintroduced through Lotus's new growth strategy

Lotus is considering reintroducing the Elan name on a new drop-top sports car, as well as other models in a back catalogue that includes the Elite, the Europa and the Esprit.

The Elan name is said by sources at the Hethel-based firm to have a strong possibility of being revived in the next few years. Few of the details are known at this stage but insiders are said to be “very excited” by the proposed configuration of this car, which is expected to be positioned above the Elise as a two-seat convertible with more refinement, space and creature comforts to take on the Porsche Boxster. Despite this, the new car should stick to the classic Lotus traits of being lighter than rivals and among the best in its class to drive.

The company is developing an all-new, rivet-bonded platform to replace its two existing structures – with the Elise/Exige architecture dating back to 1995, and the Evora to 2008. The all-new platform, which is around two years away, will provide the basis for a new sports car range including the Elan.

The proposed new model would be the third-generation Elan; the first highly regarded version of this sports car series was introduced in 1962. The platform family on which it’s broadly based is the central plank of a new product cycle plan that’s part of Lotus’s 10-year ‘Vision 80’ strategy.

Before these newcomers, Lotus will launch the last variation on the current Evora platform, a new sports model. It will appear late next year as a very driver-focused package but it will also be significantly easier to get in and out of than current models and have much improved ergonomics. Alongside this, CEO Phil Popham has expressed a need to overhaul the brand’s rather limited connectivity technology, so we could see new Lotuses ditching the usual aftermarket stereo systems for a bespoke infotainment set-up.

Planning a decade ahead is a given for most car makers but a strategic rarity for Lotus. It has been enabled by the Vision 80 investment programme led by Popham. In the past, the company has typically had the resources to develop only one car at a time. Now it can realise a complete product plan.

The scale of this investment has been estimated at around £1.5 billion by Bloomberg, although this figure is said to be “very conservative” by a Lotus spokesman. That sum should be enough to pay for the new architecture, whose structural concept will be similar to the current platform.

Lotus will retain the rivet-bonded alloy core concept, which, insiders say, provides excellent overall stiffness and allows plenty of scope to increase local rigidity for different models. These qualities will be essential if the high-grade driving dynamics promised by the company’s ‘for the driver’ brand ambition are to be achieved.

The rivet-bonded approach also suits Lotus’s sales goals. Although the firm is aiming to increase sales sixfold – from last year’s 1630 cars to around 10,000 by 2029 – this vehicle construction method reportedly remains the best solution for Lotus’s relatively low volumes.

The rivet-bonded and composite structure is also light – essential to the Lotus mission – and its detail design will benefit from the brand’s 25 years of production experience with this technology.

As before, a mix of materials will be used, probably across a wider palette that includes carbonfibre and several metals. A key ambition will be to reduce the time required to build each car, say insiders. That will be achieved by reducing the time it takes to bond each structure and also by cutting the number of hours required to assemble a car, the corollary of which should be improved quality.

Containing costs will be aided by the use of ‘keep zones’, the term Lotus engineers use to describe the three-dimensional slices of architecture that will be shared among all cars using this new platform. One example is the position of the front wheel relative to the driver’s seat, a high-investment zone of the platform that it makes sense to retain across all versions. But the ‘keep zones’ strategy doesn’t preclude tailoring the wheelbase and track to suit the needs of different models, insiders say.

As for the new model being introduced late next year, this will be the last new variant to be developed on the current Evora platform and much effort has been expended on ergonomics. That includes not only the driving position and forward visibility but also the ease of getting into and out of the car, a drawback of the current models that has limited sales.

Given the wide variety of cars to be derived from the all-new platform – from track-only models via an Elan to the Evora and Esprit supercar, which is also understood to bea long-term goal for Lotus – the scope for a variety of dynamic and functional levels will need to be built in. The company has reportedly done a lot of work assessing competitor cars to define these goals at the outset for each new model.

The targets also include the cars’ electrical functionality. Insiders have reported that membership of the Geely Group is giving Lotus affordable access to everything from infotainment systems and electronic dampers to electric power steering technology. The last of these will be essential for providing the advanced driver assistance systems mandated by law in some markets, but there will also be models, probably track-focused ones, with unassisted steering.

Regulations and a shifting market will also demand that alternative powertrains be developed and these are said to be under evaluation. But, as Lotus found when developing the Tesla Roadster from the Elise, packaging large numbers of battery cells can affect both the platform’s design and the car’s dynamic behaviour, which Lotus will hope to limit in part by harnessing tech from Geely.

The recent announcement of a Geely combustion engine and hybrid development centre, created by combining the Volvo and Geely internal combustion development departments, would provide a source of expertise.

A further sign of the more substantial resources behind Lotus is the plan to develop all models for worldwide homologation from the start, as well as building in the scope to cater for the customer requirements of markets such as China and the US. The long-mooted SUV will be key to these markets. It is tipped to become Lotus’s ‘cash cow’ in the same way the volume-selling Cayenne and Macan have become for Porsche. “Today, Porsche is our benchmark,” Group Lotus CEO Feng Qingfeng told Autocar earlier this year.

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Professions: Truck Driver CDL A Local - Boynton Beach, Florida

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Job Overview Local UDS Driver [Boynton Beach, FL] About the Role Local UDS Drivers are responsible for delivering our products to small retailers on a set route. They will manually unload their trucks using a hand dolly, build rapport with our customers, and stock shelves and coolers as requested by the customer. No previous experience is required and Drivers will receive hands-on training upon hire. Shift and Schedule Monday through Friday 4:00am until route is finished Flexibility to work overtime and weekends as needed Local routes Compensation and Benefits $135 per day for training. After training the pay increase to a daily rate plus case commission. $42,000-$48,000 per year Full benefits package available Day 1 Medical, dental, vision 401K with company match Paid weekly About You We are looking for a self-motivated and customer service-oriented individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. You enjoy interacting with people and would rather be off your truck than sitting behind the wheel. You enjoy staying active and are excited to spend the majority of your shift lifting, pushing, and pulling cases of our products. Please apply now if you are the person we're searching for! This position could utilize the following equipment: Tractor Trailer - Semi - Pup Trailer - Box Truck - 28 ft Trailer - 32 ft Trailer - 53 ft Trailer - Delivery Truck - Side Load - Side Bay - Trailer with lift gate - pallet jack - hand truck - dolly This position could include: Driving - CDL - Class A CDL - Delivery Truck Driver - OTR - Delivery Driver - Customer Delivery - Commercial Driver's License Requirements High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred 21 years of age or older Lift, push, and pull a minimum of 50 pounds repeatedly Valid Commercial Driver's License A (CDL A) Ability to maintain valid DOT Driver Qualification File Company Overview & EEO Statement Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott's® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America. Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role. ()
          

Other: RN Medical intermediate Care Unit Full Time (Relo - TX - Sig - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Acute Care, Medical Intermediate Care (STC-5) Full-Time - 36 Hours/Week Both Day & Night Shifts Available Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, we have the vision and resources to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nations exemplary health care organizations. What we need: Were currently seeking full-time experienced Registered Nurses to join our team at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas; The #1 one city in the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement! Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital is a 636-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin. Why Medical Intermediate Care? This 36 bed telemetry monitored nursing unit provides the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients ranging in age from Adults to Geriatrics. The conditions that are within the scope of service for STC-5 include but are not limited to the following: Wide variety of Medical Diagnosis, Most patients we see come from the ICU, especially the MICU Patients requiring medication regimens Patients with impaired respiratory status Patients requiring airborne, contact and/or droplet precautions Patients requiring nutritional support Patients requiring wound and skin care Diagnostic procedures including thoracentesis, lumbar punctures, central line placement, paracentesis, angio-cath insertion, pacemaker and collection of specimens Patients requiring N/G suction Patients requiring cardiac monitoring Patients with GI abnormalities Severe Sepsis Bi-Pap machines ( external vent) CHF Multi-Organ Failure points. Requirements of the Ideal Candidate: Graduate of RN School of Nursing ADN required; BSN preferred Must be licensed to practice professional nursing by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas Preferred 12-18 Months of RN experience, Acute Care or Hospital setting preferred Basic Life Support (BLS) Required. Functions competently and effectively under pressure and emergency situations Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) required RN license required Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June and September. ()
          

Other: PRN Reward Staffing RN - Dialysis - Temple, TX (Relo - TX - - Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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Seeking PRN RNs for NEW Baylor Scott & White Health Reward Staffing Resource Team! Premium pay with complete flexibility! Rates comparable to agency rates plus shift differentials and holiday pay! Autonomy and control over your own schedule! Choose your own facilities! Some Have Jobs. We Have a Calling. Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, we have the vision and resources to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nations exemplary health care organizations. Were currently seeking PRN RNs to join our NEW Reward Staffing Resource Team. This position is for the Temple Outpatient and Acute facilities. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: BSN or ADN enrolled in a BSN program. Minimum of 3 years of relevant, productive RN experience 1 year of Dialysis experience Must be able to float across a minimum of three facilities in designated specialties in the BSW Central Texas Region (Temple, Round Rock, and Killeen) Must be able to work a minimum of 4 shifts per month, plus 1 major and 2 minor holidays. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 6 months of hire date per unit or specialty. When you join Baylor Scott & White Health, youre joining a health care system that spans 49 hospitals and more than 800 patient care sites. But more than that, youre part of a family of caregivers, each focused on serving the needs of our communities, our patients and each other. Join us, and together we can improve health care and become a national role model for others to follow! Qualifications * Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or enrollment in BSN program required * RN license required * Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required * 3+ years of RN experience required (1 year of Dialysis experience) Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June, and September. Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or enrollment in BSN program required RN license required Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required 3+ years of RN experience required (1year of Dialysis) ()
          

Other: PRN Reward Staffing RN (Relo - TX - Sign On Bonus) - Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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Seeking PRN RNs for NEW Baylor Scott & White Health Reward Staffing Resource Team! Premium pay with complete flexibility! Rates comparable to agency rates plus shift differentials and holiday pay! Autonomy and control over your own schedule! Choose your own facilities! Some Have Jobs. We Have a Calling. Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, we have the vision and resources to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nations exemplary health care organizations. Were currently seeking PRN RNs to join our NEW Reward Staffing Resource Team. Specialties seeking include ED, OR, ICU, Med Surg and L&D. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: BSN or ADN enrolled in a BSN program. Minimum of 3 years of relevant, productive RN experience in specialty area. Must be able to float across a minimum of three facilities in designated specialties in the BSW Central Texas Region (Temple, Round Rock, College Station, Waco, Brenham and Marble Falls). Must be able to work a minimum of 4 shifts per month, plus 1 major and 2 minor holidays. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 6 months of hire date per unit or specialty. When you join Baylor Scott & White Health, youre joining a health care system that spans 49 hospitals and more than 800 patient care sites. But more than that, youre part of a family of caregivers, each focused on serving the needs of our communities, our patients and each other. Join us, and together we can improve health care and become a national role model for others to follow! Qualifications * Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or enrollment in BSN program required * RN license required * Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required * 3+ years of experience required Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June, and September. Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or enrollment in BSN program required RN license required Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required 3+ years of experience required ()
          

Engineering: Senior Platform Engineer - Miami, Florida

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Senior Platform Engineer We are getting ready to launch and scale a stealth FinTech startup focused on providing underbanked consumers access to innovative financial services. Financially backed by one of the largest alternative financial services providers in the Americas, this startup is well positioned to disrupt the $175 Billion US Financial services industry for the underserved. The company is currently in pre-launch and is expected to enter the market Q4 2019. What you will do: Support the build and management of the backend infrastructure for the platform including integrations with 3rd party vendors Support the implementation of the platform's data strategy Implement new features in a highly collaborative environment with product managers and engineers Contribute to a maintainable, high quality, and performant codebase Effectively communicate your technical solutions and product ideas with the team Mentor other engineering team members Who are we looking for: 5+ years of software development experience including 3+ years developing backend services using Node.js Experience with the JVM, tools, frameworks, languages (Java, Kotlin, Scala etc) Experience designing and developing RESTful, service oriented microservices and function as a service architectures Experience with domain driven design and associated practices Excellent understanding and experience with both functional programming and object oriented design concepts (e.g. SOLID principles etc.) Experience designing data persistence and caching concepts using both SQL and NoSQL DBMS (PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis, etc.) Experience with Javascript / Typescript ecosystem (build tools, package manager, frameworks, debugging tools, etc.) DevOps experience with knowledge on how to setup, configure, and maintain a CI/CD pipeline (gitlab, jenkins, concourse etc) Experience with infrastructure as code concepts and tools (terraform, ansible, CloudFormation etc.) Experience designing and implementing cloud native applications together with best practices (12 factor apps, reactive manifesto etc.) Excellent knowledge of software engineering best practices (e.g. agile/lean software development, continuous deployment, secure application deign, behavior driven development, code review, design documentation, etc.) Excellent knowledge of virtualization and containerization technologies (e.g. Docker), resource schedulers Desired experience: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering, or of equivalent experience Entrepreneurial / startup experience Experience in the financial services industry Experience with AWS services (Lambda, VPC, API Gateway, Cognito, SQS, SNS, DynamoDB, etc.) ()
          

Hospitality & Tourism: *CASHIER - POKER ROOM - Hollywood, Florida

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Overview Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, located minutes from Fort Lauderdale's world-famous beach, features a AAA Four Diamond resort with 469 luxury rooms and suites, over 100 tables, 2000 slot machines, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightlife, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, and premium meeting and convention space. The property is currently undergoing a $1.5 billion expansion. When the development is complete in mid-2019, Seminole Hard Rock will be home to an iconic guitar hotel tower that will include a Hard Rock Casino, nearly doubling its current size with 3,267 slot machines, 178 table games plus a new 18,000-square-foot poker room. The existing Hard Rock Live arena will be razed in March 2018, and replaced with a state-of-the-art 7,000-seat Hard Rock Live venue in a theater-style configuration. For more information please visit ****************************************** Responsibilities Must promote positive public/employee relations at all times. Maintains a clean, safe, hazard-free work environment within area of responsibility, performs all other related and compatible duties as assigned. Acts as a runner for all supplies needed in the outlet and maintains all food service carts in the outlet. Provides excellent service by taking and serving food and beverage orders to customers. Processes cash/comp/coupon/credit card transactions. Essential Job Functions: - Greets customers. Use of cash register. - Prepares hot and cold food orders including sandwiches. - Processes cash transactions by accepting money and making necessary change, while presenting a receipt to the customer. - Cleans guest table area, including counter tops, sinks, display shelves, storage areas. At assigned station. - Handles and solves any concerns and questions customers may have. - Performs all side work and stocking of supplies at assigned station. - Meets the attendance guidelines of the job and adheres to regulatory, departmental and company policies. Qualifications High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 1yr experience in customer service, coffee bar and/or cashiering/money handling, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Work Environment: - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. - The Casino environment is hectic, fast-paced and often crowded and noisy. May be exposed to casino related environmental factors including, but not limited to, second hand smoke, excessive noise and constant exposure to general public. - Must be able to communicate effectively with guests in English, specific to position duties and responsibilities. Closing: The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job requirements. Second preference is given to members of other federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job requirements. As part of Seminole Gaming's employment process, final candidates will be required to obtain gaming licensure by completing a background check with Seminole Gaming Compliance and Regulations, prior to an offer being extended. These background checks may include, but are not limited to: - Credit Check - Criminal Background Check - Drug Screen Disclaimer While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the current job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments). ()
          

Advertising: Adjunct/Lecturer, Journalism + Media - Face-to-Face - Miami, Florida

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ABOUT FIU Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor s, master s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU @ I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/. JOB INFORMATION The Journalism + Media Department at FIU is seeking qualified adjunct instructors with professional and teaching experience to teach face-to-face introductory and advanced communication, journalism, broadcasting, and digital media courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Instructors must be familiar with Canvas. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master s degree in communication, journalism, digital media or related field from an accredited university required. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Professional experience in the communication field JOB CATEGORY Adjunct PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS * Background Check HOW TO APPLY Prospective Employee If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume. *This posting will close at 12 am of the close date. HOW TO APPLY Current Employee As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. *This posting will close at 12 am of the close date. DISCLOSURES Clery Notice In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/04/Campus_Security_Report__Safety_Guide.pdf. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station). Pay Transparency Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. ()
          

France and China back irreversible Paris climate pact, sign deals worth $15bn

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Xerox mulls HP acquisition - report

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Hypothetical deal would value HP Inc at US$27 billion.
          

Comment on What’s Behind the Fed’s Bailout of the Repo Market? by CrazyCooter

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Is there any way to know what the average weighted yield they are earning on their investments? Curious what the spread is ... and how much return they are getting on their 10 billion in equity capital. Regards, Cooter
          

Comment on What’s Behind the Fed’s Bailout of the Repo Market? by Glenn Hautly

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All The current “bail out” of the “ENTERPRISES” (GSE, MBS and F&F) is costing taxpayers billions of dollars per day. Quote: 9/30/2019: FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY, director “The Enterprises are leveraged nearly 1,000-to-one, ensuring they would fail during an economic downturn – exposing taxpayers once again”. In response to this issue President Trump stated: “Fannie & Freddie should not be the responsibility of the Treasury Department”. Trump will be forced to end the bail-out and “sell” F&F to private financial institutions. Private institutions will not be making or buying long term mortgages given current economic realities: FALL This a repetition of 1933; (see page 3). The current economic slowdown and capital markets crisis is the “handwriting on the wall”. “Thursday (October 24, 2019), the Federal Reserve announced that they will nearly double the repo liquidity (Quantitative Easing; printing money) to $120 billion daily.” (This amounts to $2.4 trillion per month); from: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4299413-feds-not-qe-playing?ifp=0
          

Joaquin Phoenix Made Fake ‘Joker 2’ Posters for Todd Phillips

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Joker is steamrolling its way to over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, so a sequel is almost a given at this point. After all, sequels have been announced based on far, far less success (Universal’s Dark Universe, anyone?). But according to Joker star Joaquin Phoenix in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, he’s not interested in participating in a sequel “just because the first movie is successful.” Indeed, part of what drew him to the role in the first place was the fact that it was a self-contained story that almost certainly …
          

Supply Chain Transparency Critical to Slowing Down the Amazon Deforestation

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As the magnitude of the Amazon fires has now reached a level in which scientists are confirming that the ongoing destruction can have catastrophic consequences for Brazil and the world, businesses are beginning to reconsider sourcing their supplies from the area in response. 

Over the last months, the Amazon deforestation rate was an area of Manhattan every day, following reports that farmers were clearing land for crop fields and cattle ranches, as the new Brazilian government was opening up the region to economic activity. According to the country’s National Institute for Space Research, Brazil (the world’s largest beef exporter) had over 72,000 fire outbreaks this year, with more than half of them located in the Amazon. This number represents an 84-percent increase compared to last year.
 
The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world, a home to one million native people and three million species of plants and animals. The rainforest covers an area about half the size of Europe and is a vital source of carbon that helps to slow down the pace of global warming, absorbing millions of tonnes of carbon emissions every year. With deforestation, the rainforest’s capacity to absorb carbon emissions is reducing and the carbon they are storing is released into the atmosphere. Non-profit organisation Mighty Earth estimates that globally there are 1.6 billion acres of degraded land for agriculture to expand without deforestation, however the Amazon continues to be cleared for beef production. 
 
Earlier this month, H&M announced that they stopped purchasing leather from Brazil over concerns that the country’s cattle industry is the main contributor of the Amazon deforestation. Other companies such VF Corporation, the parent company of North Face, Vans and Timberland followed. While these companies play relatively small roles in the area with VF Corporation sourcing around five percent and H&M one percent of their leather from Brazil, businesses sourcing from the area are increasingly focus on reviewing their supply chains.
 
In a recent statement, Mars announced that they are developing action plans for raw materials linked to deforestation, such as beef and palm oil, and the company’s targets for reducing emissions include the impact of agriculture and land use change. Nestle, which sources meat, palm oil, soy and cocoa from Brazil, has also announced that they are monitoring their suppliers and would immediately cease sourcing from suppliers found to be linked to Amazon deforestation.
 
The situation is not only critical in the Amazon, but also in many other parts of the world like Africa, this is a positive step toward raising awareness and taking steps to protect the environment and fight climate change. 
 
Research suggests that avoiding or at least reducing meat and dairy products is the single most effective way to improve our environmental impact on the planet. With the world’s population increasing, the growth in food demand is predicted to reach between 59 to 98 percent by 2050, and as a result, agricultural markets will be impacted – farmers will have to increase agricultural land and enhance productivity, however this still might not be quick enough to meet the growing demand. In addition, climate change-driven water shortages, rising global temperatures and extreme weather changes will play a key role. To address this, a new approach to food is necessary and according to the UN, switching to a plant-based diet can reduce the burden on the environment and help to fight climate change.
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Boeing to invest $1 billion in safety drive - sources

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Boeing is planning an initial investment of around $1 billion into industry-wide pilot development as part of a long-term initiative to reduce risks like those faced by the crew in two 737 MAX crashes, people familiar with the matter said. Tamara Lindstrom reports.

          

Breakingviews TV: Walgreens LBO

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A suggestion of taking the pharmacy chain private, reported by Reuters, could produce a record $87 billion deal – a major stretch even for today’s capital-rich buyout firms. Still, boss Stefano Pessina has pulled off audacious financial feats before. Robert Cyran explains.

          

These 7 Richest Indian Americans are among Wealthiest Billionaires in USA, according to Forbes 2019

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Forbes’ 2019 List of 400 Richest Americans features seven richest Indian American billionaires or wealthiest American billionaires of Indian origin. They have inspiring stories to tell about how they fulfilled their ‘American Dreams’ and embarked on a journey to success in the United States. With a net worth of $3.8 billion, IndiGo co-founder Rakesh Gangwal […]

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How to Watch American Netflix with a Netflix VPN

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The global streaming market has been recording growth figures of almost 18% each year. By 2024, the industry is expected to be worth $125 billion. This growth is because of an ever-increasing demand from consumers that shows no signs of receding any time soon. The overall market has also grown in terms of players serving …

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Quién controla las antenas

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Patrocinador: Mejora al instante la seguridad de las redes de tu negocio con WEFENDERApúntate a la beta antes de que se agote.

Xerox a por HP / Pérdidas de cobertura / Esclavos en instagram / Alexa troleada / ¿La mejor cámara del mundo?

 El gobierno español aprueba la intervención de telecomunicaciones. Modifica cinco leyes para poder asumir la gestión directa de redes y servicios de comunicaciones electrónicas “en determinados supuestos excepcionales”.

 Preocupante decisión tomada con carácter político, que da el mando al ejecutivo saltándose los habituales procesos judiciales. Otros países cuentan con leyes similares.

 El gobierno asegura que no afectaría a plataformas de Internet, solo a las propias redes. Un punto que no me queda claro.

 Xerox quiere comprar Hewlett-Packard y prepara un cheque grande para comprar el gigante de los ordenadores personales (y de las impresoras). Xerox ha subido un 85% en bolsa este año, y ha abandonado su alianza con Fujifilm.

 Algunos iPhone pierden la cobertura ocasionalmente en España, mientras que operadores y Apple se acusan mutuamente de ser la causa del fallo, que obliga a algunos clientes a usar la red 3G porque las bandas 4G dejan de funcionar.

 Encuentran una red de venta de esclavos en Instagram que operaba en países de Oriente Medio usando hashtags como escaparates para trata de humanos, la mayoría de ellos en servicio doméstico, incluso menores. — La venta se cerraba por DM.

 Google extiende el ciclo de actualizaciones para la mayoría de Chromebooks. Un total de 135 modelos de portátiles distintos recibirán entre 6 y 24 meses más de actualizaciones de ChromeOS.

 Algunos modelos cumplirán 7-8 años de actualizaciones, menos que Windows. Pero un avance.

 El Pixel original de 2016 recibirá una actualización final en diciembre.

 Las preguntas de Alexa respondidas por otros usuarios son un caos. Para sorpresa de nadie, Amazon permitió hace semanas a usuarios responder preguntas, y sin verificar las comunicaba a otros usuarios. Troleo variado e irresponsabilidad corporativa.

 “¿Es seguro comer pilas?” — “Sí, pero no comas muchas”  “¿Cómo cazas a un elefante?” — “Primero, cavas un hoyo…”  “¿Qué vegetales no pueden comer los gatos?” — “Hiedra venenosa y lo que cocina mi madre”

 Las reseñas del Surface Pro X son regulares. La primera Surface con ARM en muchos años aún sufre de incompatibilidades ocasionales de software, y que la batería sufre mucho cuando usas apps sin soporte ARM64.

 Facebook tapa un agujero de privacidad de 2018 que permitía a más de 100 desarrolladores acceder a datos privados de los grupos a través de una API que supuestamente habían arreglado. — Les ha pedido que borren los posibles datos de sus servidores.

 La cámara de 108MP de un Xiaomi se corona como la mejor según DxO. El polémico análisis de fotografía valora al nuevo CC9 Pro Premium con una nota de 121, la misma que el Huawei Mate 30 Pro, por encima de Pixels, iPhones (menos el 11, por analizar todavía).

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 Ford prepara un prototipo eléctrico del Mustang… con cambio manual.

 Caen los pagos electrónicos en Venezuela porque los lectores de tarjeta de crédito dejan de funcionar durante días por los cortes de eléctricos.

 El lunes llegó un cargamento de vino a la Estación Espacial Internacional para evaluar cómo se comporta la bebida en microgravedad durante 12 meses.

 Turtle Rover es un “dron de tierra” que permite incorporar multitud de cámaras y gimbals.

 Wikipedia utilizará The Internet Archive para añadir referencias a libros clásicos y modernos, y garantizar la disponibilidad de las citas.

 La calidad de vídeo de Apple TV+ es de unos 30 Mbps en 4K, con picos de 41 Mbps. Un bitrate muy superior al 4K de Netflix de unos 16 Mbps.

 Más dudas sobre Boeing, esta vez un ex-trabajador veterano alerta del diseño del sistema de oxígeno de emergencia en los 787.

 Firefox 72 bloqueará las alertas para enviar notificaciones de las páginas web. Llegará en diciembre.

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U.S. iQiyi stock rises on narrower-than-expected loss

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U.S. shares of iQiyi Inc. rose in the extended session Wednesday after the Chinese online entertainment company reported a narrower-than-expected loss for the quarter. iQiyi ADRs rose 5% after hours, following a 1.9% decline in the regular session to close at $17.46. The company reported a third-quarter loss of $516 million, or 70 cents a share. Revenue rose 7% to $1 billion from the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast a loss of 71 cents on revenue of $1.04 billion. iQiyi expects fourth-quarter revenue of $960 million to $1.02 billion, while analysts had forecast on revenue of $1.01 billion.

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Baidu stock gains 5%, as company beats revenue expectations

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American depositary shares of Baidu Inc. gained more than 4.5% in the extended session Wednesday after the company beat sales expectations. The Chinese tech company reported a third-quarter net loss of RMB6.37billion ($892 million), or $2.57 a share. Adjusted for one-time items, earnings per ADS were $1.76. Baidu said its third-quarter losses include a non-cash impairment of RMB8.9 billion due to change in valuation in equity investments. Revenue rose 3% to RMB28.1 billion ($3.93 billion), compared with the year-earlier period. For the fourth quarter, Baidu said it expects revenue of $3.78 billion to $4.02 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings per ADS of $1.16 on sales of $3.94 billion. For the fourth quarter, analysts expect adjusted earnings of $1.22 per ADS and sales of $3.97 billion. Baidu shares have fallen 32% this year, as the S&P 500 index has gained 23%.

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Carvana stock falls after wider-than-expected quarterly loss

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Shares of Carvana fell nearly 10% in the extended session Wednesday after the online marketplace for used autos posted a wider-than-expected adjusted loss for the third quarter. Carvana said it lost $92.2 million, or 78 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with a loss of $64 million, or 50 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for one-time items, including employee bonuses, the company lost 56 cents a share, compared with a loss of 40 cents a share in the third quarter of 2018. Revenue rose 105% to $1.1 billion, from $535 million a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected an adjusted loss of 39 cents a share on sales of $997 million. Carvana raised its revenue guidance to between $3.85 billion and $3.95 billion for 2019. The stock ended the regular trading day down 3%.

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Expedia stock drops after disappointing earnings

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Expedia Group Inc. shares fell in the extended session Wednesday after the online travel site's quarterly results missed Wall Street expectations. Expedia shares dropped 7.7 % after hours, following a 0.3% rise in the regular session to close at $135.36. The company reported third-quarter net income of $409 million, or $2.71 a share, compared with $525 million, or $3.43 a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings were $3.37 a share. Revenue rose to $3.56 billion from $3.28 billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of $3.79 on revenue of $3.57 billion.

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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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State Contracts Mount for Aurigo’s Capital Project Software

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With its population and federal deficit both steadily growing, the United States is lagging on infrastructure maintenance. In its most recent “report card” assessment in 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave U.S. infrastructure an overall grade of D+. The assessment found that in order to improve this grade and maintain global competitiveness, Congress and the states would have to invest $206 billion a year more than they currently do, and failure to do so could cost the U.S. GDP up to $3.9 trillion by 2025.

One of the largest software providers for capital program management, Aurigo, based in Austin, Texas, has been working behind the scenes to help governments chip away at this problem by guiding them through major projects from planning to completion and maintenance, making them more viable and less risky. And it has a lot of practice.

Founded in 2003, Aurigo launched at a time when mobile technologies like personal digital assistants and palm devices were starting to allow for the digitization of paper inspections. The company has since transitioned through various mobile-first strategies to its current cloud SaaS model, expanding from a single on-premises product, for project inspections and management, to 17 offered subscriptions.

Talking to Government Technology last week, CEO Balaji Sreenivasan called Aurigo the “best-kept secret in capital program management software,” but the scale of its business tells a different story. The company has had a busy year, contracting with the city of Houston Public Works Department in October to manage $2.7 billion in planned capital projects in 2019. The company also picked up several contracts in recent months with state departments of transportation: Nevada in February, Iowa in April and Montana in May; along with local government contracts with San Bernardino County, Calif., in July and the city of Durham, N.C., in September.

“People wouldn’t use our software to build a mall or a store, but they would use our software to build an entire state highway network, or an airport, or urban infrastructure in cities or counties,” Sreenivasan said. “Anything that’s very, very large-dollar, capital-intensive assets that are publicly funded would be delivered using our software, and we manage the entire lifecycle of that.”

Sreenivasan said the company employs close to 360 people to serve about 160 agency customers, most of which are large state departments of transportation, cities, counties or water authorities. He said Aurigo’s software has been used to plan and deliver close to $300 billion worth of capital programs to date.

The sheer logistics and regulations involved with projects of that scale are key to the company’s value proposition. Sreenivasan pointed out that regulations for reporting how money is spent, and if projects meet certain standards with respect to civil rights and minorities, have gotten increasingly stringent in recent years. Handling this without software can be a “nightmare,” he said, and doing it wrong can cause massive delays.

Sreenivasan said the breadth of what their software does also distinguishes it from competitors. He likened project management tools from Smartsheet, Procore and Microsoft Project to “very intelligent spreadsheets,” for helping contractors of small orders to collaborate and manage their tasks. But he said they won’t help a government plan and fiscally constrain a five-year capital infrastructure budget and generate reports for the governor’s office, build forecasts of when entire capital programs will get delivered, handle project-level accounting, and track whether the funding meets civil rights goals.

This is usually not feasible, Aurigo said, because data sets across different phases of construction tend to live in different silos, from planning to design to project management and maintenance. But Aurigo’s platform puts them in one place.

“The whole world is driving toward an integrated data (delivery) model, where data can flow seamlessly from one phase to the other. What we have done at Aurigo is to try and address that for almost all of the phases,” he said. “For phases that we don’t, we have (integration) hooks ... into ESRI systems, ERP systems, et cetera, so the goal is to have all of your construction data from planning through inspection in one single spot, or an integrated platform.”

This ability to interface with other systems has helped make Aurigo’s software an integral part of infrastructure planning by the city of Lincoln, Neb. But it took time to get there.

Tim Pratt, IT manager for Lincoln Transportation and Utilities, said the city had been using SiteManager, a product of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, when it made the switch to Masterworks, Aurigo's flagship product, in 2006. The city was in the middle of its biggest public works project ever, the Antelope Valley project, and Pratt said the conversion required considerable work from Aurigo, but the result has been fruitful. More recently, he said Masterworks has been able to integrate with other software his department uses such as Accela’s permitting program, an asset management program, and OnBase, an enterprise content management system by Hyland Software.

“We use that software (Masterworks) basically to manage our construction contracts … When we go to pay on these contracts, the pay estimates are generated out of Masterworks. Simply put, let’s say it’s a paving project, and you find out you need to put a water main in. It’s not going to let you pay for it, because it’s not in the project, until you do a change order,” he said. “Masterworks gives us great control on spending. Our construction observers and project managers get frustrated from time to time, but we make sure they don’t overpay.”

Pratt estimated the city spends between $120 million and $200 million a year on projects, and they track all of it through Masterworks. He said the process is a far cry from what he saw in the department in 1999, when everything was done on spreadsheets, under a dozen project managers who all had their own way of doing things.

“It’s kind of the core of what we do,” he said.

For some government customers, the catch is that Masterworks can cost as much as millions of dollars per year in software subscription fees. Aurigo aimed to address this earlier this year with a new SaaS, Essentials, that pares Masterworks down to fundamental construction management tools and a subscription price starting at $15,000. Sreenivasan doesn’t anticipate business declining any time soon.

“Infrastructure is one of the biggest growth areas in this country at this stage, regardless of what the federal government does with it,” he said. “We’re going to be building America for a while. Using technology and the latest cloud software is imperative for this country to get built the right way.”

Editor's note: A quote from Sreenivasan regarding integrations has been trimmed to correct technical language.


          

How to Safely Shop Online This Holiday Season

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The moment Halloween ended, the nation entered an earlier-than-ever holiday shopping season online that has already begun and won’t end until early January, 2020.

Why begin the holiday shopping season so early this year?

Since the Thanksgiving holiday weekend arrives late in 2019, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are already arriving with retailers launching a blur of discounts to try and make up for the perceived lost shopping days - when compared to the early Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2018.

For example, CNET highlighted these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that actually start on November 7. Others have already begun.

USA Today revealed deals from Bed Bath & Beyond as well as Kohls deals.

Forbes provided these deals from Walmart, Best Buy and more. While Fox News proclaimed: “Black Friday is 3 weeks away right? Nope, it's here now.”

As I was doing research for this article, I learned that Black Friday has become a global event, with big sales as far away as China. Indeed, the Google analytics show worldwide holiday shopping trends that are complex, unique by industry and country. Overall, big increases are expected in search traffic – with some industries doubling. In the US, retailers see an 80 percent increase in their search traffic throughout November.

And the sales forecast news is generally very good for retailers according to Inc. Magazine:

“Cyber Monday is expected to pull in $9.4 billion this year, a $1.5 billion increase from last year's online sales tally for the Monday after Thanksgiving. The real detail retailers need to know? Thirty percent of all sales made this Cyber Monday, which falls on December 2, will likely be made in the four-hour window of 7 to 11 p.m. Pacific time.

That's according to Adobe Analytics' Holiday Forecast 2019, which analyzed data on trillions of visits, products, and transaction data from U.S. retail websites. Adobe also surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers in October as a companion to its findings.

The report notes that retailer conversion rates, which measure the number of people who visit a website and then make a purchase, are predicted to double during the four-hour surge in sales. Adobe says these ‘golden hours of retail’ are due to ‘deal FOMO,’ or the fear of missing out on last-minute deals near the end of the day.”

Beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday: A Wider Holiday Sales Trend?

And taking a big step back there are several significant trends developing as we head into the 2020s. While Black Friday sales within stores remain a robust and huge part of holiday shopping, a new cybermania is emerging which extends well beyond Cyber Monday. (We may even need a new name – any ideas?)

CNBC recently reported that Cyber Monday will excite shoppers more than Black Friday. Here are some highlights:

Deloitte finds 53 percent of people will rely on Cyber Monday for discounts, while 44 percent say they’re planning to snag promotions on Black Friday this year. Deloitte’s annual holiday study also finds shoppers are expected to spend $1,496 per household this holiday season. The bulk of spending, or $596, is going toward experiences like travel and dining out.

Business Insider offers this very helpful piece which answers the frequent question: Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday Better (for sales)? Here’s an excerpt:

“A good rule of thumb is that Black Friday is a better time to buy newer, big-ticket items. It's also the best day to shop in stores. Cyber Monday is a better day to shop for tech deals and smaller gifts. You'll also see slightly better discounts online.

For items you're likely to buy once a year or less, you'll probably find better discounts on Black Friday. Anything you'd buy as a gift will likely see better discounts on Cyber Monday.”  

Online Safety and Security First

But regardless of when you go online to do your Christmas shopping this holiday season, there remain some tips that can help you stay safe and secure - beyond the frequent calls to change your profile password (or not use the same password) at websites.

To begin, a bit of history. This topic is certainly not new, and many of the themes and basic questions are the same as a decade ago. You don’t want to get disciplined at work for violating policy, so be sure to know what’s allowed and what isn’t allowed.

I find it interesting to look back to where we have been, and compare behaviors to office life today with articles and blogs from a decade ago on Cyber Monday.  

Here are a few relevant examples from the past:

CSO Magazine: Encourage Cyber Monday or Grinch.exe? and Cyber Monday & Redefining Acceptable Use – Again

Government Technology Magazine: Web Sites Struggle on Black Friday: Cyber Monday is Next and Cyber Monday: Are you shopping from work?

Nevertheless, most organizations have loosened their holiday shopping policies and now permit employees (even government employees) to shop at appropriate times over the holiday season on work computers (usually during breaks).

So here are some of my favorite tips to help whether at home or work:

1. Moneycrashers.com:  Avoid Sites With Poor Security Practices –

“Don’t gamble with your identity. Stay away from retail sites with lackadaisical security practices. Two key practices stand out in particular: SSL certificates and Verisign domain protection.

SSL is an encryption protocol that renders it much more difficult (though not impossible) for bad actors to steal payment card information and other personal data during the payment process. Look for “https” at the beginning of the site’s URL. You should never enter payment card information on non-“https” pages, period.

Verisign provides site administrators with a modicum of protection against hacking attacks and malware. Like SSL, it’s not foolproof, but it helps. Sites without Verisign protection are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, spoofing, and other types of cybercrime.

If you don’t already, consider using a web browser that can identify potentially compromised websites. …”

2. Vitalchek.com – Offers ten basic safety tips for online and offline life. Here’s one that important:

“Use a credit card for your online purchases versus other payment methods. Almost all credit cards have fraud protection, meaning if there is a data breach and your card’s information is taken, you won’t be held responsible for any of the charges. If you are involved in a fraud situation, your credit card provider will handle this and send you a new credit card. The same courtesies may not be extended from other online payment methods like an electronic transfer from your bank account.”

3. State Farm – Offers tips for in the store, in your car and online. Here are their online tips:

Stick to retailers you know and preferably, have shopped with before. Research a business you haven’t purchased from before by checking customer reviews or complaints with the Better Business Bureau. Never commit to a deal that seems too good to be true. Refrain from using pubic Wi-Fi to make purchases, or use a VPN to avoid hackers intercepting your information. Check a webpage’s security by looking for the lock icon in the URL field, and making sure the URL starts with “https”, not just “http”. The “s” means the site is safer and more secure.

Final Thought

One thing to keep in mind is that many people have heard these tips before, but let their guard down over the holidays when rushing for an online deal that is about to expire. Also, people will go places they don’t normally go this time of year to save on presents or get the best deal.

So even if you think you know all of this, double-check to make sure that everyone in your family (and in your office) is following best practices.

Happy shopping.


          

StreetLight Data, Siemens Create New EV Planning Dashboard

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As electric cars become a more regular presence on city streets, planners wondering where to deploy charging infrastructure can look to big data for answers.

StreetLight Data, known for its use of travel metrics gleaned from mobile and other devices, has partnered with Siemens, a multinational technology company, to form a deep understanding of where EV infrastructure should be deployed.

The initiative allowed the partners to develop a custom dashboard in Santa Clara, Calif., that takes in data related to where trips in any given part of town originated, where they concluded, whether or not the drivers live in the local area and other information as criteria to consider when making decisions about where charging infrastructure should be deployed.

“They didn’t set out to put EV charging stations, like where people who already have EVs parked. They set out to put EV charging stations where people park, who they want to have EVs. So it was more forward-looking. They were trying to find the future, not just meet a demand,” explained Laura Schewel, CEO of StreetLight Data.

“I think that’s a cool way for public sector entities to think about EV charging planning. They’re trying to push this change in a certain direction, a direction that’s more accessible to lower-income people,” she added.

Officials in Santa Clara, a community in Silicon Valley, used the EV charging dashboard to help the city achieve some of its own equity goals related to encouraging the adoption of electric cars by drivers who may not consider an EV due to lack of access to charging — residents in multi-family housing and apartments.

The case study in Santa Clara looked to prioritize locations for out-of-home charging, with the thinking being that if a driver could depend on having access to a charger at work, drivers who live in apartment buildings, where charging is not always available, might more strongly consider purchasing an EV.

“Knowing you have a charger at work, that is always there, everyday, is what you might need to get you over the line to get investing in an EV,” said Schewel.

An analysis of traffic in Santa Clara showed most commercial trips were shorter than 10 miles and completed in less than 10 minutes, making business vehicles good candidates for switching to EVs. It was also learned that some parts of the city already had a number of privately held EV charging stations in use, suggesting the possible need for more public charging stations.

Products like this one have a number of possible clients, other than just city planning departments. Utilities also understand the role they will play in cities of the future as transportation becomes more electrified and they are called upon to better manage these electric demands.

“We know that urbanization is the big trend,” Arlen Orchard, CEO of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, which serves about 1 million customers in northern California, said during the recent Meeting of the Minds symposium in Sacramento.

“Cities are growing, and they have to grow in the right way. We’re not a planning agency. We’re an electric utility. So when we think about the role we play, it really is decarbonization, from a clean energy standpoint. But the other side of that is transportation,” he added.

“So, as the fuel provider of the future, as the gas station of the future, we need to be involved in planning and helping manage the transportation evolution,” said Orchard.

The move to electrify the transportation sector is being driven by a number of variables, ranging from financial incentives to outside influences like the surge in investment in charging nationwide, as a result of the Volkswagen settlement decree following the revelation that Volkswagen diesel engines were fraudulently bypassing pollution controls. The settlement made some $2 billion available nationwide, to be used largely to build out charging infrastructure.

“We’re seeing interest, direct from utilities. We’re seeing interest from EV charging companies … And also, we’re seeing interest from cities themselves,” said Schewel, remarking on the level of interest she’s seeing related to products like the EV planning tool.

“While the ‘carrot’ of generous financial incentives has often proven effective, California is also using regulations to mandate the development of EV charging stations,” said Preston Roper, head of e-Mobility in North America at Enel X, which sells home and commercial JuiceBox chargers, battery storage devices, and offers electric energy consulting. In a number of communities, regulations have been put in place to mandate the installation of EV charging.

CALGreen, California’s green building standards, requires that 250,000 public charging stations be available by 2025. There are only about 22,000 today, said Roper.


          

Apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers report 1.1 percent increase in August inventories

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Inventories held by apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers in August were valued at $30.4 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent from the revised July 2019 level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more..


          

HK an attractive fintech base

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Hong Kong can help you find your fintech future because we are building that future right now.

 

The present, as you know, is in considerable flux here. But we are working to heal our community divide, communicating to find a way forward, to return harmony to Hong Kong. It is a work in progress but, in good time, we will get there.

 

In the meantime, the faltering global economy and Hong Kong's continuing community dissension have brought us a heavy hit. They have dealt a blow to our economic growth and to a great many businesses across sectors.

 

Despite today's very real business challenges, I am here to tell you that Hong Kong remains one of the world's most competitive economies. Last month, the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report ranked Hong Kong third - up from seventh last year. And in terms of digital competitiveness, the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development ranked Hong Kong eighth, up from 11th last year, with a big leap forward in the factor "Future readiness". And earlier this year, the same institute also placed Hong Kong second in the World Competitiveness Yearbook.

 

Indeed, our banks and financial markets continue to operate smoothly.

 

And we remain strongly committed to the Linked Exchange Rate System, which has served Hong Kong well for 36 years, through countless economic and financial cycles.

 

Hong Kong's foreign exchange reserves stand at US$430 billion, more than two times of our monetary base.

 

No less important, the free flow of capital, in and out of Hong Kong, is guaranteed under the Basic Law. It is also driven by Hong Kong's status as one of the world's leading financial centres - and China's international financial capital.

 

It is not surprising that Hong Kong's fintech sector is fast emerging as a regional hub.

 

World-renowned innovation laboratories and accelerator programmes, such as Accenture Fintech Innovation Lab and Deloitte Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab, have established their presence here.

 

According to Accenture, Hong Kong fintech companies have raised US$1.1 billion over the past five years.

 

The number of fintech companies based here now exceeds 600. About 40% of them were started overseas, choosing turning to Hong Kong as their base in the Asian region.

 

Many of them see Hong Kong as their business bridge to the region and, in particular, to the Mainland. Indeed, more than 50% of our fintech companies either operated in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area or plan to expand their business into the region.

 

More than a gateway to the region, Hong Kong is at the heart of fintech innovation in Asia.

 

Earlier this year, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) awarded licences to our first eight virtual banks. We hope to see the launch of some of them by the end of the year. And you will hear more about our virtual banks in various sessions today and tomorrow.

 

Earlier this year, the HKMA also launched phase one of the Open Application Programming Interface (API) framework, allowing technology companies to create fintech-enabled solutions for the banking industry.

 

Today, more than 500 open APIs have been launched by some 20 retail banks. Phase two, which began last month, focuses on customer acquisition. The two phases, covering account information and transactions, are now being developed by the HKMA in close collaboration with the industry.

 

These new initiatives are game changers for the banking sector and Hong Kong's financial services sector as a whole.

 

In September last year, we launched the Faster Payment System, which connects banks and stored-value facilities, or e-wallets, enabling instant fund transfer - seven days a week, 24 hours a day - in both Hong Kong dollar and renminbi.

 

As of September, the Faster Payment System had recorded about 3.5 million registrations. In the month of September alone, the system processed about four million transactions involving $58 billion and RMB1 billion.

 

At the same time, we introduced the common QR code standard for retail payments. It helps merchants, especially small and medium enterprises, use a single QR code to accept payments by various schemes.

 

Last year, our Insurance Authority began its Fast Track scheme, which expedites applications to engage in the insurance business, in or from Hong Kong, solely using digital distribution channels.

 

The first virtual insurer under Fast Track was granted last December. A second authorisation was approved just last month, creating more customer-centric services and products.

 

Ultimately, of course, fintech rises on the human talent behind the technology.

 

It is one of the reasons why the HKMA established the Academy of Finance in June. The academy serves as a centre of excellence in the development of tomorrow's financial leaders.

 

And starting early next year, our Cyberport will launch a fintech training programme for in-service financial professionals, helping professionals from our traditional financial sector embrace the promise of fintech.

 

There is lots more in the fintech pipeline, but allow me, for just a moment, to touch on Shenzhen.

 

Hong Kong and Shenzhen are two of the 11 cities in the Greater Bay Area. Together, we will help drive innovation and technology for this fast-emerging cluster city development of 71 million consumers.

 

The Greater Bay Area is an enormous market, an outsized opportunity for fintech and investment in fintech.

 

Financial Secretary Paul Chan gave these remarks at the opening of Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019 on November 6.


          

World News (Nov 6, 2019 EDN): UK’s National Health Service To Deny Treatment To “Racists” And “Sexists” – Watch: Chinese Social Credit Score Publicly Shames ‘Bad Citizen’ For Jaywalking – “The Greatest Fool”: China May Invest Up To $10 Billion In Aramco IPO – US Constructing Two New Bases In Syria’s Oil-Rich Region – Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions – US ‘pullout’ from Syria looking more like permanent occupation with 800 troops reporte

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AND NOW… UK's National Health Service To Deny Treatment To "Racists" And "Sexists" https://t.co/VzWyvJgRLV — zerohedge (@zerohedge) November 6, 2019 A National Health Service trust in the UK has announced that it will deny treatment to patients it deems are ‘racists’ or ‘sexists’. First it was social media, then it was bank accounts & mortgages. ... Read more
          

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China and France sign deals worth $15 bln during Macron’s visit

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China and France signed contracts totaling $15 billion during a visit by President Emmanuel Macron, a Chinese government official told a news briefing on Wednesday. Deals were struck in the fields of
          

Lebanon to see $3 bln in capital flight during 9M 2019: IIF

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Lebanon is expected to see $3 billion in capital flight – equivalent to 5 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) – during the first nine months of 2019 as the country grapples with an
          

Lower oil returns main factor in Saudi Arabia’s budget revenue cut

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Saudi Arabia is set to record an 84 billion riyals ($22.4 billion) decrease in revenue in 2020 compared to 2019, according to budgetary details released by the Minister of Finance Mohammed al-Jadaan
          

Philippines’ Cebu Air signs deal for $4.8 bln Airbus aircraft

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Philippines’ Cebu Air Inc has finalized the purchase of 16 long-range Airbus A330 neo jets worth $4.8 billion at list prices, the airline said on Monday. The budget carrier, which operates 74
          

Saudi Aramco posts net income of $68 bln for nine months

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Saudi Aramco reported a net income of $68 billion for the nine months ended September 30, the company said in a statement on Sunday. The results come as Saudi Aramco announced its intention to proceed
          

Google to buy wearables maker Fitbit for $2.1 bln

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Google has agreed to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion in a move giving the US tech giant an entry into the wearable technology space, the two companies announced Friday.“We have built a trusted brand
          

Sales: Pharmaceutical Sales Reps! Time to CA$H IN BIG! - Boulder City, Nevada

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Most every Doctor accepts credit cards. Show your physician clients how to ELIMINATE their credit card processing fees and make a fortune in the process! This is worth repeating. We are not talking about merely saving the Doctor money on credit card fees. We eliminate them entirely. Zip! Due to recent changes in federal law, credit card processing fees are now, for the first time in history, being shifted from merchant to customer. This has started an epic transference of wealth on the order of $80 Billion Dollars which represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for YOU. Join the CC revolution and make serious money! 6 and 7 figure income potential. Recurring monthly income stream! Want all the details? Go to: http://zipCCfees.com ()
          

Other: Do you enjoy helping others? - Tecopa, Nevada

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Growing 26 year old National Discount Health Benefits provider of healthcare access in the US is seeking bright, motivated people enjoy helping others. Our healthcare programs are primarily designed to help people who are uninsurable due to a pre-existing condition or low income and/or under insured with gaps in their traditional insurance benefits. Please call Terri at 859-667-4784 for a brief phone interview. Due to the growing healthcare crisis in the US, they are expected to grow to be a company with revenues of over $1 billion in the next few years. Because of our unique position in the marketplace we are positioned to take full advantage of the biggest demand for supplemental health care. This is an opportunity to use your skills working for a highly respected company from your own home. Serious inquiries only please. ()
          

Professions: Associate III, Logistics-USA - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Job Description Position at NetXUSA Ingram Micro touches 80% of the technology you use every day with our focus on Technology Solutions, Cloud, and Commerce and Lifecycle Solutions. With $46 billion in revenue, we have become the world's largest technology distributor with operations in 56 countries and more than 30,000 associates. We continue to strategically expand our global reach with 32 acquisitions since 2012. Position Summary: Responsible for the handling, moving, loading and unloading of materials by hand or by using a variety of material handling equipment. Opens and seals crates, boxes, cartons, and other containers. Collects, sorts, stores and distributes materials. Process orders from requisitions and dispense stock items. May assist in inventory of stock, including stock rotation. Responsible for the shipping, receiving and processing of freight according to company policies and procedures. Ensures the orderly stocking and/or timely delivery of merchandise. Maintains and updates the purchase order system as shipments are received, cancelled, or back ordered. Processes inventory paperwork. Updates management on all inventory issues on a regular and as-needed basis. May participate in activities including kit and bundle breakdown and component sorting. What you bring to the role: Seasoned individual contributor. Works under limited supervision for routine situations. Provides assistance and training to lower level employees. Problems typically are not routine and require analysis to understand. Makes minor adjustments to working methods. Explains practices, procedures and policies to reach agreement wit others outside of the job area. Provides administrative or technical support at a senior level. Proficient in the various competencies relevant to their job. May act as a lead or mentor to more junior technical or administrative support personnel. Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations. Generally works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Normally receives little instruction on daily work. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments. May be informal team leader. Two year college degree or equivalent experience and minimum 3 year experience in functional area. OR High School Diploma or equivalent and 5 years functional experience, preferably at a senior level. Has substantial understanding of the job and applies knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of tasks. *This is not a complete listing of the job duties. It's a representation of the things you will be doing, and you may not perform all of these duties. Ingram Micro Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law. ()
          

Professions: Associate II, Logistics-USA - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Job Description Position at NetXUSA Ingram Micro touches 80% of the technology you use every day with our focus on Technology Solutions, Cloud, and Commerce and Lifecycle Solutions. With $46 billion in revenue, we have become the world's largest technology distributor with operations in 56 countries and more than 30,000 associates. We continue to strategically expand our global reach with 32 acquisitions since 2012. Position Summary: Responsible for the handling, moving, loading and unloading of materials by hand or by using a variety of material handling equipment. Opens and seals crates, boxes, cartons, and other containers. Collects, sorts, stores and distributes materials. Process orders from requisitions and dispense stock items. May assist in inventory of stock, including stock rotation. Responsible for the shipping, receiving and processing of freight according to company policies and procedures. Ensures the orderly stocking and/or timely delivery of merchandise. Maintains and updates the purchase order system as shipments are received, cancelled, or back ordered. Processes inventory paperwork. Updates management on all inventory issues on a regular and as-needed basis. May participate in activities including kit and bundle breakdown and component sorting. What you bring to the role: Established and productive individual contributor. Works under moderate supervision. Problems faced are typically routine, but may at times require interpretation or deviation from standard procedures. Makes minor adjustments to working methods. Communicates information that requires explanation or interpretation. Provides administrative or technical support at an intermediate level. Still gaining or have attained full proficiency in their specific area of discipline. Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature but recognizes the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice. Works under moderate supervision. May seek the advice of senior personnel in the functional area. Normally follows established procedures on routine work, requires instructions only on new assignments. High School Diploma or equivalent, 2 year degree preferred. 3 years of general experience or 2 years functional experience. Applies acquired job skills and company policies and procedures to complete assigned tasks. *This is not a complete listing of the job duties. It's a representation of the things you will be doing, and you may not perform all of these duties. Ingram Micro Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law. ()
          

Thales, Peking University and Ecole Polytechnique sign a strategic cooperation agreement in Physics to further advance scientific research in China

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Nov 06, 2019

Thales is greatly honored to sign a strategic Cooperation Agreement with Peking University and Ecole Polytechnique for future cooperation on scientific research.

This agreement aims to promote trilateral R&D and joint facility collaborations in areas such as high energy, high density and laser physics.

These ambitious projects are linked to the discoveries of Gerard Mourou, professor at Ecole Polytechnique, and in particular the CPA (Chirped Pulse Amplification) technique, for which the professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018.

BEIJING, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales, Peking University and Ecole Polytechnique signed a strategic agreement for future cooperation in scientific research in the area of Physics. The signature took place today in Beijing at the Great Hall of the People.

In support of Peking University's ambitions to fulfill China's "National Major Science and Technology Infrastructure Project" and develop "Laser-Driven Multi-Beam Facilities" at Beijing Huairou Science City, this agreement aims to promote trilateral R&D and joint facility collaborations in areas such as high energy, high density and laser physics, setting a solid foundation for future cooperation in scientific research between France and China.

These ambitious projects are linked to the discoveries of Gerard Mourou, professor at Ecole Polytechnique, and in particular the CPA (Chirped Pulse Amplification) technique, for which the professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018. Gerard Mourou's work is the fruit of a longstanding laser research partnership between his laboratory, the Applied Optics Laboratory (LOA)[1], and Thales, whose leading laser technology expands the use of CPA to new boundaries each and every day.

"Thales has a strong experience in fostering cooperation with internationally renowned research laboratories and institutions. We are therefore delighted to develop this collaboration and help scientific research in China. As a trusted partner to Chinese industries in aerospace, transportation and digital identity and security, Thales actively supports the strengthening cooperation on scientific research in physics with Peking University and Ecole Polytechnique."

Pascale Sourisse, President, Thales International

Thales is a leader in laser technologies thanks to three decades of collaboration experience with ninety research teams across the world. This includes the world's most powerful laser facility, Extreme Light Infrastructure for Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), developed and commissioned in Romania through an EU project for a two time 10 petawatt (1 PW = 1015 W) laser system.

[1] Applied Optics Laboratory (LOA – a joint research unit operated under the supervision of Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancees (ENSTA), the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Ecole Polytechnique) – LOA research activity covers a broad spectrum in ultrafast laser-plasma science.

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global technology leader shaping the world of tomorrow today. The Group provides solutions, services and products to customers in the aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security, and defence markets. With 80,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of EUR19 billion in 2018 (on a pro forma basis including Gemalto).

Thales is investing in particular in digital innovations -- connectivity, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity -- technologies that support businesses, organisations and governments in their decisive moments

About Thales in China

Thales provides innovative solutions for the infrastructure that forms the backbone of China's growth. The Group has been present in China for more than 30 years and is the trusted partner for the Chinese aviation and urban rail transportation industries. In the meanwhile, from secure software to biometrics and encryption, Thales has successfully applied its advanced technology to mobile communication, banking, IoT and software monetization etc. Thales has 3 JVs and employs 2,300 people with offices located in 8 cities in China. Thales established R&D centers and Innovation Hubs in Beijing, Dalian and Hong Kong to provide innovative solutions for both China and international market.

About Peking University

Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. Its outstanding faculty includes 48 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 9 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 21 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences.

Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning. It aims for one of the world's best universities in the future.

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Hong Kong International Optical Fair opens today

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6 November 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA), the 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair opened today and runs until 8 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year’s fair welcomes 810 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions to showcase the latest design trends and eyewear products.

“As a major production centre and exporter in the global optical industry, the value of Hong Kong’s total optical exports in the first nine months of this year exceeded HK$15.3 billion, which was on a par with last year,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “An emphasis on design, technology and quality management continue to bring success to Hong Kong eyewear companies in an increasingly competitive world. The Hong Kong International Optical Fair provides an important one-stop marketing and sourcing platform for the industry.”

Mr Chau noted that the HKTDC has organised 81 buying missions from 55 countries and regions, bringing more than 5,200 buyers to the fair. Among the participating buyers, more than 80% come from emerging markets such as Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. More than 6,700 buyers have pre-registered to visit the fair.

The HKTDC has enhanced its free shuttle bus service for the fair to take event participants between the exhibition venue, major hotels and transportation hubs. HKTDC Services Counters are available in the buffer halls at Hong Kong International Airport, where buyers can find fair information and register for buyer badges in advance. Buyer Concierge Desks have also been set up to strengthen connections with exhibitors.

Innovative technologies on display

The fair includes a total of 12 group pavilions representing France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Visionaries of Style (VOS) as well as the HKOMA. It also features several group pavilions from the mainland including Yingtan in Jiangxi province, Danyang in Jiangsu province, Mayu in Zhejiang province and Chongqing. The IT Solutions, Shop Fittings & Equipment zone, which made its debut last year, will continue to be a popular draw in 2019, showcasing innovative eyewear technologies, including eyewear customisation software nuVision that allows people to “try on” a huge range of sunglasses virtually (Booth: 1E-A34).

The fair also showcases French brand McLaren’s pure titanium eyewear made using the latest 3D printing technologies (Booth: GH-B05). Local brand OSSII SOUND presents Connector smart glasses that combine eyewear with Bluetooth earphones (Booth: GH-R03). Other product zones include Frames, Lenses & Parts, Eyewear Accessories, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, Kids Eyewear & Reading Glasses, Optometric Instruments, Equipment & Machinery, Contact Lenses & Accessories, and Diagnostic Instruments.

Brand Name Gallery showcases latest global designs

The Brand Name Gallery features 230 renowned international brands, including new participants Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Hong Kong), Maserati (Italy) and NANOVISTA (Spain). Other renowned brands include Paul Hueman (Korea), BMW (Germany), Stepper (Germany), Etnia Barcelona (Spain) and Savile Row (UK). Highlighted products include:

  • UK brand LAURA ASHLEY’s artistic Four Seasons Series features pink lenses decorated with floral patterns in a design that’s both romantic and fashionable. (Booth: GH-J01)
  • MATSUDA is a company that anchors itself in the tradition of craftsmanship with a rich history of making eyeglasses for Japanese emperors. At the fair it showcases a new eyewear series including flip-up sunglasses crafted from titanium. Each finished creation is an object of art. (Booth: GH-F14)
  • Italian brand MOMODESIGN uses stainless steel frames in unique colours, while the arms are made with malleable acetate to make the eyewear lighter. (Booth: GH-R01)

    Several Brand Name Gallery eyewear parades are staged throughout the fair period, with models showcasing the latest collections from trendsetting eyewear brands.

    Spotlighting local creative design forces

    To promote Hong Kong’s original brand designs and help Hong Kong eyewear companies expand into the global market, the HKOMA is showcasing the latest collections from 30 local eyewear designers at the Brand Name Gallery and Hong Kong Eyewear Good Design. Participating brands include BIG HORN (Booth: GH-L04), HACHILL (Booth: GH-D10) and P+US (Booth: GH-B39).

    New exhibitor Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Booth: GH-E40) brings eyewear created specifically for Asian faces and made from natural bullhorn to showcase local craftsmanship of Hong Kong. Kevin Ching, the award-winning designer from Hong Kong brand BIG HORN, has been striving to create designs that combine innovation, creativity and fashion flair. He presents eyewear inspired by the costumes of Chinese ethnic minorities, with diamond-shaped patterns on the lenses and Swarovski fine stones along the arms.

    All the award-winning and finalist entries of the 21st Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition are on display at Hall 1D during the fair period to showcase Hong Kong’s creative prowess to international buyers. Details of the prize-winning pieces can be found at: https://bit.ly/2BYhDda

    Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium

    The 17th Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium will be held tomorrow (7 November) on the theme “Advancements in Optometric Specialties”, with Dr Tony Ko, Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, delivering the opening remarks. Experts including Prof Rob Jacobs, Associate Professor at the University of Auckland, and Dr Frederick R Edmunds, an optometrist from the United States, will explore topics including aviation optometry, sports vision, and the application of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology and optometry.

    The symposium has been certified by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) for the first time this year. Optometrists participating in the symposium can apply for COPE credits, which are approved by optometrist associations and supervisory committees from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. As for local certification, the symposium continues to be certified by the Hong Kong Optometrists Board, allowing participants to apply for three or six Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for half-day attendance and full-day attendance respectively.

    Other events at the fair include today’s “Quick Take: Disruption in Eyewear”, at which Albert Chan, Head of Hong Kong Office at renowned international market research institute Coresight Research, examined the latest trends in the global eyewear market and explored how start-ups can enter the market through innovative ideas.

    Held alongside the Optical Fair, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair runs from 7 to 9 November, featuring 1,075 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions to showcase their quality wine and spirits.

     

    The 27th HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair

    Date

    6-8 November 2019 (Wednesday to Friday)

    Venue

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Time

    6 November (Wednesday): 10am-6:30pm

    7 November (Thursday): 9:30am-6:30pm

    8 November (Friday): 9:30am-5pm

    No. of exhibitors

    810

    Product zones

    Frames, Lenses & Parts, Contact Lenses & Accessories, Diagnostic Instruments, Eyewear Accessories, Kids Eyewear, Optometric Instruments, Equipment & Machinery, Reading Glasses, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, IT Solutions, Shop Fittings & Equipment

    Fair website

    hkopticalfair.hktdc.com

    Event details

    https://bit.ly/2PjpVUw

    Supporting service

    https://home-uat.hktdc.com/en/s/autumn-fairs-open

    Media enquiries
    Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication and Public Affairs Department:

    Snowy Chan Tel: (852) 2584 4525 Email: snowy.sn.chan@hktdc.org
    Natalie Wong Tel: (852) 2584 4472 Email: natalie.hy.wong@hktdc.org

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    ARA US Hospitality Trust Announces Acquisition of a Portfolio of Three Premium Marriott-Branded Upscale Select-Service Hotels in the United States

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    SINGAPORE, Nov 6, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - ARA US Hospitality Trust ("ARA H-Trust") is pleased to announce that it has today entered into a conditional purchase and sales agreement to acquire a portfolio of three Marriott-branded upscale select-service hotels in the United States for US$84.5 million. The three freehold properties are located within the markets of Raleigh, North Carolina and San Antonio, Texas, that benefit from diversified demand from nearby corporations, universities and leisure attractions.

    The accretive acquisition at a net property income yield of 8.0% is expected to increase ARA H-Trust's pro forma distribution income from the listing date on 9 May 2019 to 30 September 2019 by US$1.4 million, translating to a rise in distribution per stapled security from 3.13 US cents to 3.38 US cents assuming the acquisition was completed on listing date. The acquisition will be funded primarily with debt and by internal cash resources. Following this acquisition, ARA H-Trust's portfolio will grow to 41 hotels with 5,340 guest rooms geographically diversified throughout 22 states in the United States.

    Mr Lee Jin Yong, the Chief Executive Officer of the Managers, said, "This acquisition demonstrates our ability to execute third-party transactions at an attractive yield in the world's largest lodging market. We will continue to explore acquisition opportunities to further diversify our portfolio by location and by brand, and most importantly to enhance stapled securityholders' returns."

    DBS Bank Ltd. ("DBS") was the Sole Issue Manager for the Offering (the "Sole Issue Manager"). DBS, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited and United Overseas Bank Limited were the Joint Financial Advisers and Joint Global Coordinators for the Offering (collectively, the "Joint Financial Advisers and Joint Global Coordinators"). DBS, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, United Overseas Bank Limited and Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited were the Joint Bookrunners and Underwriters for the Offering (collectively, the "Joint Bookrunners and Underwriters").

    Mr Lee added, "We are excited with the addition of this high quality freehold portfolio which will broaden our earnings base with diversified and increased net property income. The portfolio has outperformed its competitive set recording RevPAR indices between 120% to 146%. The superior revenue per available room (RevPAR) performance will contribute robust, stable cashflows to our bottom-line. In addition, the acquisition will affiliate ARA H-Trust with Marriott, a leading global hotel brand, and Concord Hospitality, a well-regarded, experienced hotel developer and operator in the US. The new relationship with Concord is expected to broaden our network to source future accretive acquisitions."

    The portfolio consists of AC by Marriott Raleigh North Hills, Courtyard San Antonio at The Rim and Residence Inn San Antonio at The Rim.

    AC by Marriott Raleigh North Hills is the newest hotel within the heart of Raleigh's North Hills - one of Raleigh/Durham's premier live-work-play destinations. North Hills is a mixed-use development that contains more than 1 million square feet of office space, with notable tenants such as PwC, KPMG and Bank of America, plus retail, entertainment, and residences. Universities around the area include North Carolina State University (35,000 students), Duke University (15,000 students) and University of North Carolina (29,000 students). It is also strategically located 20 to 30 minutes to the airport, downtown Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park. The Research Triangle Park is one of the most prominent high-tech research and development parks in the United States and houses 200 companies (including IBM, SAS, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco and Lenovo) with over 50,000 workers.

    Courtyard San Antonio at The Rim and Residence Inn San Antonio at The Rim are located adjacent to each other in one of the most desirable submarkets in San Antonio. The local market features attractive residential, retail, office developments, as well as popular leisure attractions. Key demand drivers include Fortune 500 corporations (Valero, Nustar and USAA); Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park; The Rim, a 2.8 million square feet master development with retail, dining, and service amenities; the University of Texas at San Antonio (31,000 students); and Camp Bullis, a 28,000 acres US Army training facility with 6,000 employees and training throughput of over 170,000 annually.

    Lee Jin Yong
    Chief Executive Officer

    For queries, please contact:
    Aaron Goh
    Assistant Manager, Investor Relations
    Email: aarongoh@ara-group.com
    Phone: +65 6601 9362

    About ARA US Hospitality Trust

    Listed on the Singapore Exchange on 9 May 2019, ARA US Hospitality Trust is a hospitality stapled group comprising ARA US Hospitality Property Trust ("ARA H-REIT") and ARA US Hospitality Management Trust ("ARA H-BT"). ARA US Hospitality Trust invests in income-producing real estate assets used primarily for hospitality purposes located in the United States.

    As at Listing Date, ARA US Hospitality Trust's initial portfolio comprises 38 upscale Hyatt-branded select-service hotels across 21 states in the United States (the world's largest lodging market) with a total of 4,950 rooms valued at US$719.5 million. 36 out of the 38 hotels have freehold land titles.

    ARA US Hospitality Property Trust is managed by ARA Trust Management (USH) Pte. Ltd. and ARA US Hospitality Management Trust is managed by ARA Business Trust Management (USH) Pte. Ltd., collectively, the Managers. The Managers are whollyowned subsidiaries of ARA Asset Management Limited. For more information, please visit www.araushotels.com.

    About the Sponsor

    The Sponsor, ARA Real Estate Investors 23 Pte. Ltd., is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of ARA Asset Management Limited, a premier global integrated real assets fund manager. As of 30 June 2019, Gross Assets Managed by ARA Group and its Associates is more than S$83 billion across over 100 cities in 23 countries.

    Driven by a vision to be best-in-class real assets fund management company. ARA Group and its Associates' businesses include:

    (a) REITs - ARA is one of the largest REIT managers in Asia Pacific. The Group directly manages Suntec REIT, Cache Logistics Trust and ARA US Hospitality Trust, listed in Singapore; and Fortune REIT, Hui Xian REIT and Prosperity REIT, listed in Hong Kong. It also indirectly manages REITs in Japan, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia through its associate companies.

    (b) Private real estate funds - The Group manages private funds providing investment opportunities in diverse real estate sectors and geographies that cater to different investor risk appetites.

    (c) Country desks - ARA operates country desks in China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Europe and the United States. The country desks employ a strong understanding of each local market to facilitate the flow of inbound and outbound capital and cross-country collaborations. ARA has an expanded presence in Japan via its strategic stake in Kenedix, Inc. and in Europe via its strategic stake in Cromwell Property Group.

    (d) Infrastructure - ARA Infrastructure was established in 2018 to cater to strong investor demand for global infrastructure investment.

    (e) Real estate management services - As part of the Group's investor-operator philosophy, its dedicated property management teams actively work the ground to manage its assets globally.

    ARA's multi-platform, multi-product global fund management strategy, combined with its dedicated teams with in-depth local knowledge, enables the Group to offer enduring value to investors. Built on a foundation of strong corporate governance and business integrity, ARA counts some of the world's largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, endowments and family offices as its investors. For more information, please visit http://www.ara-group.com/.

    - ASIA TODAY News Distribution Service http://www.AsiaToday.com

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    New comment by grumpydba in "Re-Licensing Sentry"

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    Oracle has been free riding red hat with unbreakable Linux, for years. Then red hat got bought for 30 billions. When you are confident about you ability to outsmart the competition and keep your customers, you don't have to use those new semi-open licenses. They are a legal risk for anyone who copies or reuses the code.


              

    Comment on SwRI-Led Lucy Mission Completes Critical Design Review by October 21 – October 27, 2019 – Dinezh.com

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    EBRD to sell Istanbul bourse stake after jailed banker named CEO – report

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    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will sell its 10-percent stake in the Istanbul stock exchange after Turkey named a banker convicted of breaking U.S. sanctions on Iran as its chief executive, Reuters reported.

    The EBRD told the Turkish authorities that it would sell the shares as soon as possible, Reuters said on Wednesday, citing two unidentified people familiar with the plans.

    Mehmet Hakan Atilla was released from U.S. custody earlier this year after being convicted by a New York court in January last year of helping to funnel billions of dollars of Iranian cash through the U.S. financial system while working as deputy CEO of Turkey’s state-run Halkbank.

    Officials at the EBRD were not immediately available to comment, Reuters said.

    The appointment of Atilla was the latest concern that the EBRD had over the running of the bourse, convincing it to sell its shares, the sources said. The appointment comes at a time when foreign investment in Turkey is in decline, hampering the government’s efforts to stimulate economic growth following a currency crisis and recession last year.

    Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, named Atilla CEO last week. Atilla returned to Turkey in July.

    The EBRD said last week it had the right to end the investment after Albayrak announced Atilla’s hiring.

    New York prosecutors charged Halkbank two weeks ago with taking part in the sanctions-busting scheme. Erdoğan has said the accusations against Atilla and Halkbank were fabrications aimed at damaging his government and the country. 

    https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-turkey-halkbank-ebrd/update-1-ebrd-to-sell-turkey-bourse-stake-after-former-halkbank-exec-named-ceo-sources-idUSL8N27F42A

              

    Turkish Islamic business group aims to triple U.S. membership

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    Turkey’s biggest business group Islamic-leaning businessmen aims to more than triple its membership in the United States in one year, Dünya newspaper reported.

    The Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSİAD), which has grown rapidly in Turkey since President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling party won power in 2002, is seeking to increase its membership in the United States to 250 firms from 80, Dünya said citing Ayhan Özmekik, the group’s new head of U.S. operations.

    MÜSİAD will expand its network of offices in the United States and locate them closer to Turks living in the country to help boost its popularity, said Özmekik, who runs the Park Café in west New York. For example, it will open an office in Paterson in New Jersey, where many Turks live, he said.

    Turkey is seeking to expand annual bilateral trade with the United States to $100 billion from around $20 billion under targets outlined this year by Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump. Relations between the two countries have suffered from bilateral tensions over Syria, Turkey’s detention of a U.S. pastor last year and the U.S. residence of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who Turkey blames for orchestrating a failed military coup in 2016.

    MÜSİAD aims to open libraries at its offices in the United States, to help Turkish citizens residing in the country and to hold round table meetings to foster relations, Özmekik said, according to Dünya.


              

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    According to this report, U.S. residents scheduled 1.8 billion leisure trips last year. In all, these relaxing getaways cost approximately $761.7 billion in a single year. You don’t have to break the bank to travel in style. Instead, it pays (literally) to know how to travel while remaining savvy. With these 10 tips, you can discover […] More

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    Two experts break down SoftBank's first earnings loss in 14 years

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    11/7/2019: Business: India refuses to waive $13b of mobile phone firms’ dues

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    Sprint reveals Q2 2019 earnings

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    Sprint Corp. has released its Q2 2019 earnings results with some sad news. According to the report, the company lost 91,000 postpaid phone subscribers in the quarter alone. Research firm FactSet even expected the company to have a net loss of 145,000 subscribers.

    For quite some time, Sprint has focused its time on pushing 5G connectivity. This year, the company has pushed the connection in nine cities. To increase its users, Sprint offered 5G as a bundle with Hulu and Amazon Prime. 

    In addition to loss in postpaid phone subscribers, Sprint reported a $7.8 billion total net operating revenue, a number that has fallen from $8.43 billion. Analysts from Refinitiv projected that the company will have a revenue of $8.17 billion. 

    As for the net loss attributable to the company, there is a loss of 7 cents per share, or $274 million in the quarter. Last year’s results showed 5 cents per share and a net income of $196 million. The analysts expected the company to have a loss of 2 cents per share. 

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    Fujitsu and Rice Exchange Bring to Market First Global Blockchain Rice Trading Platform

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    China's upcoming Singles' Day predicts Alibaba stock could see a sell-off

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    pre-IPO round: Freshworks secures $150 million funding from Google, Sequoia, Accel Partners

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    China Introduces Restrictions On Video Games For Minors

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    Chinese officials are cracking down on youth online gaming, which they say negatively affects the health and learning of minors. Official guidelines released Tuesday outline a new curfew and time restrictions for gamers under 18.

    Six measures were outlined in the guidelines, aimed at preventing minors "from indulging in online games." Among them is a ban on online video games for minors between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Minors will also be restricted to 90 minutes of game time everyday except national holidays, when they are allowed a maximum of three hours.

    Online microtransactions, which many view as lucrative and gouging, are also targeted. These purchases are capped monthly at $28 or $57, depending on a minor's age.

    China's new directives implicate adult gamers too. A state spokesperson says that everyone, regardless of age, is prohibited from playing games that depict "sexual explicitness, goriness, violence and gambling."

    Chinese officials will also require everyone to register accounts for online games using their real name and phone number, which will help government entities to regulate playing time.

    "The State Administration of Press and Publication is working with the Ministry of Public Security to lead the building of a unified identification system, which would provide user identification services to video game companies, so that they can accurately verify the identity of minors," a government statement said. "We are also going to gradually perfect and enrich the functions of the identification system, to achieve gaming time data sharing across platforms, so we could know and therefore restrict the total time every minor spends on gaming across platforms."

    It is not clear how offline single-player games factor into the new guidelines.

    The regulations focus on furthering President Xi Jinping's continued anti-video game efforts. In 2018, Jinping called for officials to take action on the large amount of nearsighted children. In addition to heavy schoolwork and mobile phones, Jinping blamed video game addiction for the vast number of myopic children.

    Video game addiction was officially recognized as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization in 2018. The criteria doesn't include a certain amount of hours played. Rather, a video game addict is described as someone with an inability to stop playing even though it interferes with other important areas of life.

    Market research firm Niko Partners reported that digital game revenue in China will reach $33 billion in 2019, making the East Asian country one of the world's largest video game markets.

    China's market power was perhaps underscored when Blizzard Entertainment suspended an esports player in October after he voiced support for the Hong Kong liberation protests, prompting many to accuse the American company of pandering to Chinese interests.

    NPR's Huo Jingnan contributed to this report. Paolo Zialcita is an intern on NPR's Newsdesk.

    Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

              

    'A Marvelous Life' Holds Stan Lee High As The Man Who Made Superheroes Matter

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    In 2018, Marvel Studios released Black Panther. The film grossed 1.3 billion dollars and was nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture (a first time for a superhero film).

    Beyond the money and awards, the release of Black Panther was a global event. The story of a super-powered African king, leader of the most technologically advanced nation on Earth, allowed the film to address racism and the history of colonial oppression in entirely new and unexpected ways. If anyone was still raising questions about comics mattering for culture, Black Panther meant the definitive end of the argument. Marvel comics and their characters were culture.

    So how did we get here? How did superhero comics, the supposed realm of nerdy teenagers, end up conquering the world?

    The answer, in many ways, comes down to a single name — Stan Lee. Across a lifetime of creativity, collaboration and endless hustle, Stan Lee saw possibilities no else could imagine and made them real. And if you want to understand how Lee and Marvel did it, Danny Fingeroth's new book A Marvelous Life is the place to start. As a lifelong fan of Spider-Man, The X-Men, Star-Lord and the rest, it was delightful introduction to a guy I'd never met but felt I'd known my whole life.

    Fingeroth, who did his own award-winning time at Marvel, begins by laying out the contours of Stan Lee's early life as the son of a Jewish New York immigrant family (Lee was born in 1922 as Stanley Martin Lieber). Through the 1950s, Lee managed to build a solid if unimpressive career working in comics. But then in the late 1950s, the comics industry crashed as TV gave teenage boys a different venue for their interests. By 1960, Lee felt stymied and trapped. He was planning on quitting comics once and for all to do something "important." It was that frustration that led Stan Lee to what Fingeroth calls "a midlife crisis heard 'round the world."

    Seeing that other publishers were having some success reviving superhero teams, Lee's boss tasked him with coming up with a new comic. Lee took the assignment, but he didn't just want to create just another group of costumed do-gooders. Instead, he set out to imagine a different vision what it meant to be a superhero.

    In this and the work that followed, Lee asked himself what would happen if an ordinary person got superpowers. Would it make their lives better or would it make them harder? What Lee was picturing were superheroes who weren't gods from another world or perfect, infallible examples of human righteousness. Instead, he wanted stories of flawed men and women, full of neurosis and anguish, who suddenly found they could fly or stretch or punch their way through brick walls. What would happen then?

    What happened was The Fantastic Four. And then The Hulk. And then Thor and Spiderman and Doctor Strange and Iron Man and The X-men. Over the next few years, Lee along with the equally legendary Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, managed to create a large fraction of what we now call the Marvel Universe. Many of the characters had huge, real-life challenges like Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) and his drinking problem. That meant these characters lived in a recognizable world. "I wanted to make it as realistic as possible" says Lee in an interview quoted in the book. "Instead of [superheroes] living in Gotham City or Metropolis, I felt I will have them live in New York City." Just as important, these new Marvel characters lived in the same world where they crossed paths, formed alliances (or broke them), had romances (and broke those too), all of which formed one, giant, seamless story.

    It wasn't just the stories that were new. Lee saw something few others could recognize — a nascent adult audience for superhero comics. Rather than just a backwater of teenage fantasy, Lee understood that with the right stories, superhero comics could gain relevance in the rapidly emerging world of ever-present mass media. Then Lee went further. He not only saw the change coming, he understood how to become its personification.

    Most folks only know Stan Lee through his charming and quirky cameos in modern Marvel films. But if you were serious about comics back in the day (for me "the day" was the mid-1970s when I was 11 years old), Stan Lee was a constant presence. One of Lee's great innovations in Marvel comics was to develop a relationship with his readers through the "Bullpen Bulletins." These were a kind of editor's news and information page where Lee drew back the curtain to let you see what was happening at Marvel's offices. And as Lee described it, something amazing was always happening including the occasional visit from a rock star or famous movie director who'd popped by to express their Marvel admiration.

    That was Lee's genius. "Little by little [he] was making himself and Marvel into celebrities" writes Fingeroth. By becoming a regular presence within Marvel's pages Lee was "mythologizing what he and his peers did for a living, making himself and them as important as the characters whose stories they told." But Lee was making us, his readers part of that story too. He was convincing us that we, too, were part of something very important just by buying those slim volumes of The Avengers, Silver Surfer or Nick Fury and His Howling Commandos.

    A Marvelous Life gives us strong insights into the forces that drove Lee and Marvel to success. But Stan Lee was also a complex man who could be both beloved and reviled. In particular, Lee's conflicts with collaborators, who felt he had stolen credit for their work, is also an important part of his story. This was particularly true for Jack Kirby. Fingeroth spends some time in the book unpacking Lee's long running dispute with Kirby and others. He also mentions abuse allegations previously noted by media. These sections were not particularly compelling to me, but they are an important part of Lee's legacy and Fingeroth handles them with grace.

    One small criticism of the book is that it tells us very little of Lee's response to the founding and runaway success of Marvel Studios (beginning with Iron Man in 2008). That seems a strange omission given how much of Lee's later story is him trying to get Hollywood to pick up Marvel properties.

    Taken as a whole though, A Marvelous Life is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how Stan Lee set Marvel on the path to world domination (in a good way).

    Adam Frank is an astrophysics professor at the University of Rochester and author of Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth. You can find more from Adam here: @adamfrank4.

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    FACT. 7 BILLION PEOPLE DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU.

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    WhatsApp now lets everyone control who can add them to a group

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    WhatsApp is updating a feature that allows users to control who adds them to group chats, and rolling it out to all 1.5 billion users around the world. 
              

    Intelligent search platform Coveo raises $227 million at a valuation of over $1 billion

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    Coveo, a platform that meshes search, analytics, and machine learning to unlock insights contained within big data for businesses, has raised $227 million.
              

    Treasuries Regain Ground Following Recent Weakness

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    After moving sharply lower over the three previous sessions, treasuries regained some ground during trading on Wednesday.

    Bond prices initially moved higher and saw some further upside as the day progressed. Subsequently, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, slid 5.2 basis points to 1.814 percent.

    Bargain hunting contributed to the early strength among treasuries, with the ten-year yield pulling back off its highest closing level in nearly two months.

    Treasuries saw further upside after a report from Reuters said a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping could be delayed until December.

    A senior Trump administration official told Reuters discussions continue over terms of phase one of the trade deal and a venue for a meeting between Trump and Xi.

    Sites in Europe and Asia have been suggested for the meeting, with Sweden and Switzerland among the possibilities, while Trump's suggestion of Iowa appears to have been ruled out, the official said.

    The official said China's latest push for more tariff rollbacks was not expected to derail progress toward an interim deal but noted that it was still possible an agreement would not be reached.

    Treasuries remained firmly positive after the Treasury Department revealed this month's auction of $27 billion worth of ten-year notes attracted above average demand.

    The ten-year note auction drew a high yield of 1.809 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.49, while the ten previous ten-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.42.

    The bid-to-cover ratio is a measure of demand that indicates the amount of bids for each dollar worth of securities being sold.

    Looking ahead, the Treasury is due to announce the results of its auction of $19 billion worth of thirty-year bonds on Thursday.

    A report on weekly jobless claims may also attract attention on Thursday, although traders are likely to remain focus on any news regarding a trade deal.


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    Gold Futures Rebound, Settle Notably Higher

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    Gold prices moved higher on Wednesday, rebounding from recent losses, as the dollar weakened a bit and equities stayed largely subdued.

    Reports about the U.S. and China considering rolling back some tariffs, as they aim to finalize a partial trade deal, helped trigger some interest in the yellow metal.

    The dollar index weakened to a low of 97.78 earlier in the day, and despite having recovered to 97.96 by mid afternoon, was still trailing its previous closing level.

    Gold futures for December ended up $9.40, or about 0.6%, at $1,493.10 an ounce.

    Gold futures for December had declined by about 1.8% on Tuesday.

    Silver futures for December ended up $0.030, at $17.598 an ounce, while Copper futures for December settled at $2.6650 per pound, down $0.0355 from previous close.

    In economic news, preliminary data from the Labor Department showed labor productivity in the U.S. unexpectedly edged lower in the third quarter, dipping by 0.3%, after spiking by an upwardly revised 2.5% in the second quarter.

    The drop came as a surprise to economists, who had expected productivity to climb by 0.9% compared to the 2.3% jump originally reported for the previous month.

    Meanwhile, the Labor Department said unit labor costs soared by 3.6% in the third quarter after surging up by a downwardly revised 2.4% in the second quarter.

    Economists had expected unit labor costs to jump by 2.2% compared to the 2.6% spike originally reported for the previous month.

    In trade news, the U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are widely expected to sign phase one of the agreement sometime this month.

    The two sides are working to narrow their differences enough to sign a "phase one" trade deal that could allow the U.S. to scrap tariffs on about $156 billion worth of Chinese imports currently set to take effect on December 15.

    According to reports, both countries are looking for a location to sign the so-called phase one trade deal that would thaw tensions between the two economic powerhouses.


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    Ten-Year Note Auction Attracts Above Average Demand

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    After announcing the results of its auction of $38 billion worth of three-year notes on Tuesday, the Treasury Department revealed Wednesday that its auction of $27 billion worth of ten-year notes also attracted above average demand.

    The ten-year note auction drew a high yield of 1.809 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.49.

    Last month, the Treasury sold $24 billion worth of ten-year notes, drawing a high yield of 1.590 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.43.

    The bid-to-cover ratio is a measure of demand that indicates the amount of bids for each dollar worth of securities being sold.

    The ten previous ten-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.42.

    Looking ahead, the Treasury is due to announce the results of its auction of $19 billion worth of thirty-year bonds on Thursday.


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    Czech Industrial Production Decline Slows In September

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    The Czech Republic's industrial production declined for the second straight month in September, albeit at a slower rate, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed on Wednesday.

    Industrial production fell 0.6 percent year-on-year in September, after a 1.2 percent decline in August. In July, production rose 0.1 percent.

    Manufacturing output fell 0.4 percent annually in September.

    Mining and quarrying output decreased by 9.6 percent and that of electricity, gas, steam and air condition fell 1.0 percent.

    On a monthly basis, industrial production rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent in September.

    New orders grew 2.7 percent year-on-year in September amid a 2.9 percent rise in foreign bookings and a 2.4 percent climb in domestic demand.

    Separate data from the statistical office showed that the construction output rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in September, after a 2.4 percent drop in August. In July, construction output grew 3.6 percent.

    On a month-on-month basis, construction output gained 1.8 percent in September.

    Another data from the Czech Statistical Office showed that the trade surplus rose to CZK 25.1 billion in September from CZK 10.7 billion the the corresponding month last year. In August, trade surplus was CZK 9.1 billion.

    Exports grew 8.0 percent annually in September and imports rose 3.4 percent.

    On a monthly basis, the seasonally adjusted exports and imports increased by 1.7 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively.


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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.


              

    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)

    Top image: Photo by Doug Kerr on Flickr.

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    U.S. shale pioneer Chesapeake Energy warns it may not be able to outlast low gas prices

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    A decade ago, Chesapeake was a US$37.5 billion company led by the energetic Aubrey McClendon. On Tuesday, its market value was US$2.6 billion
              

    053 Why Your Cat Brings You Dead Mice and How to React, & Your Dog Could Bite Someone – How to Prevent It.

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    Does your cat bring you dead mice it kills or various rodent body parts? I’ll explain the current theory for why cats do this and the best way to react. It’s probably not what you think.

    Then, if you are like many other dog owners, you don’t like to think that your dog could ever bite someone. The reality is that any dog – no matter the breed, can bite and injure someone. My guest, Melissa Berryman, is a dog bite prevention expert, creator of the People Training for Good Dogs dog handling program, and author of the book by the same title. In today’s episode, she talks about how we can take more responsibility for preventing dog bite injuries by better understanding our dog’s point of view and needs and expectations of us, and shares some of the innocent human actions that cause some of the most common bites.

    Plus, in the special feature, “Where Did That Expression Come From?” we’ll take on the phrase, “barking up the wrong tree” and then how one of America’s most popular foods, a sandwich eaten by the billions each year, got its name.

    Congratulations to Ann from Woodburn, Oregon for winning a free large bag of NutriSource dog food. She did so, by being randomly selected from those that sent in a question about their pets that they wanted covered in the podcast. Her question, that we answered, was about why cats leave “gifts” of dead mice for her family.  You can be selected as well and receive a free bag of pet food. Write me at susan@raisingyourpaws.com.

    Additional Resources for the show.

    Source for story about why cats leave dead mice and how to react. Why Does My Cat Do That? By Catherine Davidson.

    Melissa Berryman’s “People Training for Good Dogs” Program Website.

    Amazon link to order the book “People Training for Good Dogs: what breeders don’t tell you and trainers don’t teach.” By Melissa Berryman.

     

    Source for Stories about where hot dogs got their name. National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Website


              

    SoftBank Group shares slide over 4% after massive quarterly loss

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    Shares of SoftBank Group fell more than 4% in early trade on Thursday after the Japanese conglomerate reported a $6.5 billion (£5.06 billion) quarterly loss, its first such loss in 14 years, dragged down by a massive hit at its giant Vision Fund.

              

    UPDATE 4-Xerox in $33 billion bid for HP -sources

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    U.S. printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp has made a roughly $33 billion cash-and-stock offer for personal computer maker HP Inc, a company more than three times its size, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

              

    French lottery valued more than $3.3 billion in IPO prospectus

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    France's state-owned lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) is worth more than 3 billion euros ($3.32 billion), according to the prospectus for its stock listing released on Wednesday.

              

    UPDATE 3-U.S. SEC enforcement activity hits second-highest level ever in 2019

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    Enforcement activity by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in fiscal 2019 resulted in $4.3 billion in fines and disgorgements, up from $3.9 billion a year earlier, the regulator said on Wednesday.

              

    Xerox in $33 billion bid for HP - sources

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    Public-Private Conservation Partnership Preserves 937 Acres in Coyote Valley

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    Today, the San José City Council unanimously approved the purchase and permanent protection of 937 acres in the North Coyote Valley through an innovative public and private partnership among Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST),  Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (the Authority) and the City of San José. This conservation transaction secures a critical “last chance” wildlife linkage between the Santa Cruz and Diablo mountain ranges. This irreplaceable landscape features natural floodplains and wildlife habitat, mitigates wildfire impact and builds climate change resiliency for the citizens of the tenth-largest city in the nation.

    “Our preservation of Coyote Valley for future generations makes good on our collective obligation of stewardship of our — and more importantly, their — planet,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.  “I’m proud of our work, together with the Authority, POST, landowners and many community stakeholders over the last four years, to negotiate agreements, build a public campaign, pass Measure T at the ballot box and ultimately deliver on our promise to the voters.”

    Liccardo further added, “While consistent with the vision of many predecessors to protect our greenbelt for posterity, Coyote Valley’s conservation today also enables San José to become more resilient to a host of climate-related perils, from wildfires to floods to drought.”

    The Transaction

    The largely undeveloped area lies along the southern edge of San José city limits (see map below). The transaction includes land purchases from two willing sellers, the Sobrato Organization (335 acres) and Brandenburg Properties (572 acres). An additional 30-acre property, already owned and protected by POST, will be transferred to the City to complete the 937-acre deal. 

    Purchase details and sale agreements were approved today in an 11 – 0 vote by the San José City Council. The land purchases are expected to close by the end of November.

    One of the largest “natural infrastructure” transactions in the country, the deal reflects a growing trend by cities to invest in natural floodplain protection as a more responsible fiscal alternative to incurring the human and financial costs that natural disasters such as floods have on communities. The $93.46 million deal is funded in part by $46.3 million from Measure T, a $650 million infrastructure bond approved by San José voters in November 2018. POST is providing $42.16 million in cash and real property that includes significant contributions from private foundations and individuals, including Mark and Debra Leslie, and Andrew and April Bosworth. The Authority is contributing $5 million. POST and the Authority are also working to secure significant funding from other public agencies.

    “San José is taking an enlightened and fiscally astute approach to land use by putting jobs and housing where today’s workforce wants to be and discouraging the sprawl that both exacerbates traffic and pollution and interferes with the natural functions of the land itself. Optimizing land use in this way aligns perfectly with POST’s mission,” said Walter T. Moore, president of POST. “Clean air, fresh water, a healthy functional ecosystem and easy access to recreation are just some of the many benefits people and wildlife will experience as a result of a protected Coyote Valley.”

    The History

    Previously slated for up to 6.6 million square feet of industrial development, the North Coyote Valley is the critical landscape linkage between the Santa Cruz and Diablo mountain ranges. It contains the South Bay’s largest remaining freshwater wetland, Laguna Seca, and natural floodplains upstream of San José. All of these constitute significant natural assets for supporting flood risk reduction when fully restored.

    A scientific analysis published by the Authority in 2017, the Coyote Valley Landscape Linkage Report, describes the importance of Coyote Valley to wildlife movement, water resources, and environmental adaptation, so critical in this era of climate change. The report was the result of an eight-month collaboration by 18 local scientists and conservation managers that integrated new scientific findings, local expertise and previous connectivity analyses to develop a vision for the preservation of biodiversity in and around Coyote Valley.

    The linkage report identifies North Coyote Valley as the critical landscape linkage between the Santa Cruz and Diablo Mountain ranges, allowing wildlife to migrate and adapt to a changing climate. It is the key link in connecting more than $3 billion of open space investments made in the neighboring mountain ranges, where there are 1.12 million acres of core habitat. Additionally, strategic conservation in Coyote Valley provides significant new opportunities for outdoor recreation and supports local agriculture.

    “We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect and restore this last chance landscape for its open space benefits including helping to build a climate resilient future for our urban and natural communities,” said Andrea Mackenzie, general manager for the Authority. “The Authority is honored to partner with the City and POST to deliver a greener future for Coyote Valley.”

    The permanent protection of North Coyote Valley from industrial development follows years of coordinated efforts by a community of conservation organizations and their supporters to raise public awareness and galvanize civic action. Leading partners in this effort include the Committee for Green Foothills and Greenbelt Alliance, among many others.

    Next Steps

    Once the transactions are completed, the Authority will assume responsibility for managing, stewarding and opening these lands to the public. They will coordinate with the City, POST and other key stakeholders to lead a public planning process to define the future of Coyote Valley and open it to the public. The plan will inform how to restore these lands to enhance the ecological, economic and quality-of-life benefits that they uniquely provide. During the planning process, which is expected to take three to five years, the Authority will provide organized educational events and volunteer opportunities to introduce Coyote Valley to the public. Details on how to get involved can be found at openspaceauthority.org/coyotevalley

    "I commend Mayor Liccardo, the City Council, POST and the Open Space Authority for securing this landmark deal. Our natural environment is our first line of defense against climate change and this investment in Coyote Valley will be used as a model for climate-resilient infrastructure across the state,” said Ash Kalra, California State Assembly member for the 27th District. Kalra introduced Assembly Bill 948 in the California State Legislature to designate Coyote Valley as a landscape of statewide significance and create the Coyote Valley Conservation Program. “Along with the signing of Assembly Bill 948, this is a game-changing effort towards ending the decades-long urban sprawl mentality and speaks to the broad support for preserving and restoring precious resources throughout California.”

    POST is working to raise $20 million in private funding in support of the North Coyote Valley transactions; details are available at openspacetrust.org/coyote-valley-program.

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    About the Peninsula Open Space Trust

    POST protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. As a private nonprofit land trust, POST has been responsible for saving more than 77,500 acres over the last 40 years. POST works with private landowners and public agencies to connect people and nature. Visit openspacetrust.org for more information.

    About the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

    The Open Space Authority was created by CA state legislature in 1993 to conserve the natural environment, support agriculture, and connect people to nature, by protecting open spaces, natural areas, and working farms and ranches for future generations. The Authority has protected over 25,000 acres of open space, preserving the region’s scenic beauty, protecting open space, wildlife habitat, water resources and agricultural land, and providing outdoor recreation opportunities for Santa Clara Valley residents. Visit openspaceauthority.org for more information.

    About the City of San José

    With more than one million residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States and is Northern California’s largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation. San José’s transformation into a global innovation center has resulted in one of the largest concentrations of technology companies and expertise in the world. In 2011, the City adopted Envision San José 2040, a long-term growth plan that sets forth a vision and a comprehensive road map to guide the City’s anticipated growth through the year 2040.

    About Measure T

    Measure T is a $650 million infrastructure bond measure approved by San José voters in November 2018 with almost 71% support. Measure T will upgrade 911 communications and facilities, prevent flooding and water quality contamination and repair critical infrastructure and also includes up to $50 million for land acquisition for natural flood and water quality protection, focused primarily on Coyote Valley.

    About Assembly Bill 948

    Signed into law on September 27, 2019, AB 948 creates a Coyote Valley Conservation Program to be administered by the Open Space Authority, that designates Coyote Valley as a landscape of statewide significance for its natural infrastructure benefits including flood risk reduction, wildlife protection and climate resilience. More information can be found here.

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    High-resolution photos, video footage, maps of Coyote Valley and other media resources available at http://bit.ly/coyote-valley-media-resources. Or, contact post@landispr.com or (415) 604-8959.

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    Contacts:

    Craig MacLellan

    Landis Communications Inc. for POST

    (415) 604-8959

    post@landispr.com

     

    Alisha Maniglia

    Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

    (669) 210-9590           

    amaniglia@openspaceauthority.org

                                                                                                                                                   
    Jim Reed

    Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo

    (831) 707-4993

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    One whale is worth a thousand trees

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    One whale is worth a thousand trees
    Marco Magrini looks at the carbon capturing power of the ocean’s giants

    In the mid 19th century whales were on the route to extinction. Albeit hunted for a very long time, whales had become the main source of the oil rich Americans used to illuminate their homes. Whaling rapidly rose to an industrial level, with a fleet of nearly 800 ships, taking a tremendous toll on the world’s biggest animals.

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    Thankfully, the cetacean species were spared by the almost concurrent invention of the kerosene lamp (in 1857) and the discovery of the first oil field in Pennsylvania (in 1859). Petroleum smelt better and did not spoil on the shelf, as whale oil did.

    We now are at odds with what happened thereafter, when crude oil powered the most radical economic and social change in human history. Just today, the world will have consumed an average of 100 million barrels, or 15.9 billion litres. If we add other fossil fuel usage – coal and gas – we get the resulting emission of (a record) 37.1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide spewed into the atmosphere last year. Oil saved the whales, yet it is endangering the entire planet.

    Now, it turns out that we would be best off restoring whale populations to pre-whaling times. ‘When it comes to saving the planet,’ reads a recently published International Monetary Fund study, ‘one whale is worth thousands of trees.’ The equation is simple. Whales accumulate carbon in their bodies during their lifespan of 60 years. On average, each great whale sequesters 33 tons of CO2, which ends up at the bottom of the ocean when the animal dies.

    But there’s more. Phytoplankton thrives on the iron and nitrogen found in cetacean excrements. ‘These microscopic creatures not only contribute at least 50 per cent of all oxygen to our atmosphere, they do so by capturing an estimated 40 per cent of all CO2 produced [by mankind],’ the study argues. In other words, having the original five million whales defecating in our oceans (instead of the current 1.3m) would be a blessing.

    The IMF’s authors suggest an urgent world moratorium on whaling, to be compensated with international financial mechanisms. Emmanuel Macron said, at the (failed) UN Climate Summit in New York, that France will not strike trade deals with non climate-abiding countries. To be more effective, he should have told countries still engaging in whaling to simply stop killing the creatures.

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    Do marine protected areas help or harm local communities?

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    Do marine protected areas help or harm local communities?
    Marine Protected Areas are designed to benefit the marine ecosystem and human coastal populations, but are they actually achieving both?

    There are currently nearly 17,000 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) across the globe. Broadly defined, they are patches of ocean in which human activities, often including tourism and fishing, are managed to ensure sustainability. Though large in number they only cover 11 million square miles – about eight per cent of the world’s ocean, according to Protected Planet, an online interface for the World Database on Protected Areas.

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    Organisations such as the WWF are now calling for 30 per cent of the ocean to be protected by 2030, a target which it says will ensure the most complete benefits for marine ecosystems and people. It is the latter that have generally been left out of the picture. While the conservation effectiveness of MPAs has been demonstrated in several ecological studies, their impact on coastal communities is less clear. The research that has been carried out in this area largely focuses on an MPA’s economic impact for these people, something Dr Morena Mills, a senior lecturer in conservation science at Imperial College London, recently discovered.

    Working as part of an international research team, she helped examine 118 previous studies – mainly covering tropical MPAs in Asia and Europe – and separated out the positive and negative impacts identified for local people. Favourable impacts came just out ahead at 51 per cent of the total.

    The bulk of these positive effects related to community involvement, increased income and a measure known as CPUE, or ‘catch per unit effort’, which refers to the number of fish caught in surrounding areas. Though it might sound counter-intuitive that MPAs (which often limit or prohibit fishing) result in increased catch, there’s a simple reason why. ‘Fish are different to us because the more they grow, the more eggs they produce,’ says Mills. ‘So if fish in no-take zones are allowed to grow bigger and produce more eggs, they start to spill over to the adjacent areas.’

    These findings tally with a recent report commissioned by the WWF that points to huge net benefits for humans if ocean protection is extended to cover 30 per cent of the world’s ocean waters. The report predicts benefits in the range of $490billion and 150,000 full-time jobs in MPA management, (in some cases numbers reached as high as $920billion and more than 180,000 jobs).

    But while this is a positive sign, Mills notes that this field of research is still limited. ‘There are very few studies that look at impacts on cultural diversity or mental health or other areas that we know are really important,’ she says. In addition, there are also the negative impacts to deal with. In particular, conflict within communities increased in 79 per cent of MPA cases examined and, although it was only analysed in 13 studies, the cost of fishing increased in every one.

    As a result of this mixed bag, Mills now believes there needs to be more experimental or quasi-experimental studies to ensure that MPAs help both marine animals and humans. ‘Before and after impact control experiments are so important because they show you the real impacts of management.’

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    Defending the Perimeter Isn’t Enough on Election Hacking

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    Defending the Perimeter Isn’t Enough on Election Hacking(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The U.S. is now just a year from the 2020 presidential election. In 2016, we saw foreign interests influence the outcome of a presidential race when Russian hackers infiltrated the computer networks of officials in both parties, and then selectively disseminated the emails of Democrats. Is the nation in better shape to counter such threats this time around?It doesn’t look like it.For example, Microsoft recently reported an attack by Iranian hackers on the emails of current and former U.S. government officials, journalists covering political campaigns, and accounts associated with a presidential campaign. There is reason to believe that the attack, which consisted of more than 2,700 attempts on targeted email accounts, was backed by the Iranian government.According to security researchers and intelligence officials, hackers from Russia and North Korea have also begun targeting organizations that work closely with 2020 presidential candidates.Foreign enemies continue to see U.S. elections as an opportunity to subvert the will of the American people and exert control over our governance at the highest level. This most recent Iranian attack is a reminder that both political organizations and private enterprises face significant cybersecurity risks.Unfortunately, the legacy electoral systems most voters and organizations rely on do not offer sufficient protection in the modern digital landscape. When facing nation-state adversaries with billions in funding and information resources to rival the U.S. National Security Agency, Americans have to think beyond the popular two-factor authentication protocols. We need to protect not only the voting systems themselves, but the email, file-sharing and other communication systems of ancillary campaign groups, local officials and plenty more.What can we do to defend ourselves better? In my military and cyber experience, the operating principle is that the sophisticated attacker will eventually find a way through any perimeter defense. As supreme allied commander of NATO in the late 2000s, I pushed to strengthen the alliance’s nascent Cyber Defense Center in Tallinn, Estonia — but saw firsthand how easily Russian hackers penetrated our digital perimeter.Protections must be designed so that even if the attacker succeeds in getting to the target, the target remains safe. To do so, we need to think in terms of four core principles for secure communication systems that will be resilient to the inevitable breach.First, systems must employ end-to-end encryption. (Disclosure: I serve on the board of an information-security firm, Preveil Llc.) If we assume that attackers will be able to exploit vulnerabilities in server software or the defense mechanisms that guard it, then the only way to keep information secure is to make sure that it’s never exposed, even while on the server. With end-to-end encryption, data is only accessible to the sender and the recipient — it isn’t accessible en route to the server or on the server. Even if the server is compromised, the data is not. Think of this as the difference between working in an Ebola environment in a body suit, which will eventually weaken at the seams, and being vaccinated against the disease. The perimeter defense is far from worthless, but the vaccine — the internal protection — is vastly better. A second concern is the vulnerability of anything in the system that becomes a juicy target. While end-to-end encryption eliminates the server as a single entity that can be compromised, if the system has administrators with global access, a high-yield single target for attackers remains. To solve this problem, access to large amounts of sensitive user data should be granted only after being approved by several trusted individuals. Similar to the systems used for nuclear-launch codes, encryption cryptography can break up individual user keys into fragments that are distributed among multiple people. Therefore, administrative access to users’ accounts is achieved only when all key shards are present, so there is no single administrator who attackers can compromise to gain access.Third, it’s time to do away with passwords. According to the report of the 2019 Verizon data breach investigations, 80% of hacking-related breaches involve compromised and weak credentials. Rather than depending on fallible passwords, secure communication systems should now grant account access using a private encryption key. A 256-bit encryption key has a lot of different possible combinations of characters — nearly 10 to the 78th power, the same as the number of atoms in the universe — and is not crackable with existing computational power. Because the key is stored only on the user’s physical device, remote access isn’t possible.Finally, it is important to protect the most sensitive communications from socially engineered phishing and spoofing attacks. Traditional digital communications provide an opening for impostors to trick users into clicking on dangerous links or leaking information. When only known users are able to communicate with each other about an organization’s most confidential information, that risk of “lookalike” accounts is eliminated. The strongest security systems don’t depend on users to be perfect, or to always exercise good judgment. They make sure that data is safe even when humans are flawed. Getting at this “insider threat” is crucial.Security is a serious matter for organizations of all types, not just political parties during an election season. Organizations should rethink their security preparedness with a deeper understanding of the adversaries’ capabilities. They need to make the shift to secure systems modeled around these four core principles — including adopting ready-to-use encrypted communications systems for email and file-sharing.Between now and Nov. 3, 2020, there should be few higher priorities than improving security to stop hackers and foreign powers from threatening American democracy itself.To contact the author of this story: James Stavridis at jstavridis@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Tobin Harshaw at tharshaw@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.James Stavridis is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is a retired U.S. Navy admiral and former supreme allied commander of NATO, and dean emeritus of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is also an operating executive consultant at the Carlyle Group and chairs the board of counselors at McLarty Associates.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



              

    Seattle race between socialist and Amazon-backed candidate too close to call

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    Seattle race between socialist and Amazon-backed candidate too close to call* Amazon funneled $1.5m into city council elections * Egan Orion currently ahead of incumbent Kshama Sawant Egan Orion poses for a photo at his headquarters in Seattle on 28 October 2019. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/APA Seattle city council race between socialist Kshama Sawant and business-backed Egan Orion that saw unprecedented financial contributions from the local corporate giant Amazon and some of its top executives was too close to call early Wednesday – although Orion was ahead in early counting.Amazon funneled $1.5m into the local city council elections by way of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee, which backed Orion and six other candidates considered to be business-friendly. In 2015, the tech corporation and its employees only contributed about $130,000 to the city council candidates, according to the New York Times.With about half of Seattle’s ballots counted, incumbent council member Sawant trailed Orion by about eight percentage points. But given that later voters in the city often lean far left, it was difficult to predict in the early hours of Wednesday which candidate would ultimately prevail.Orion said he was excited about the initial results and while he thought the funds from Amazon may have had a very minor impact, he considered them unnecessary.“From my perspective, I think that the Amazon money was a big distraction when we were trying to make our closing arguments with voters,” said Orion.Some top local-based global giants such as Amazon, Boeing and Microsoft also contributed to Orion’s campaign. Kshama Sawant speaks at City Hall in Seattle. Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP“We have run a historic grassroots campaign, with working people, community members rejecting Amazon and billionaires’ attempt to buy this election, and that doesn’t mean we’re going to win every battle against the billionaires,” said Sawant..“What matters is the political clarity that the billionaires are not on our side and that this is going to be a struggle.”At a time when many Seattleites are already critical of Amazon’s influence in the city – with many pointing to the role it has played in Seattle’s rising cost of living and growing income inequality – the contributions left an unsavory taste in some residents’ mouths.Sarah Champernowne, 29, a tech worker in Seattle who is a strong supporter of Sawant, said she was concerned about the corporation contributing this type of money in the election.“It’s supposed to be a democratic process and it’s not a democratic process when Amazon can contribute that much to basically a small election,” she said.Sawant, a member of the Socialist Alternative party and former tech worker, has long been a fierce critic of big business and its influence on the city. After winning a council seat six years ago and becoming the first socialist on the Seattle city council in almost 100 years, she soon helped lead the push to bump the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour (a first for a major US city). She also helped secure better protections for renters, such as barring landlords from increasing rent on substandard homes.But her battle against the influence of big business came to a head with her push last year for the Head Tax. The proposal would have implemented a per-employee tax on corporations making more than $20m each year to fund housing and services for the homeless in a city that has the third largest homeless population in the US, according to a 2018 federal report. With about 45,000 workers in Seattle, Amazon would have probably had to pay millions each year through the tax.The nine-member council unanimously approved the tax. But after Amazon, another locally based global giant, Starbucks, and other companies contributed financially to the campaign to kill it, called No Tax on Jobs, all but two members of the council then quickly voted to repeal it. Sawant and Democratic council member Teresa Mosqueda, who is not up for re-election this year, were the only two who voted for the tax.Sawant has said that if she were re-elected, she would push for the tax again. She has also been very vocal about the need for rent control in Seattle (it is currently banned in the city), and recently proposed a plan in which rent increases each year would not be allowed to outpace inflation.Orion, an LGBTQ community leader and huge advocate of small businesses who considers himself a progressive liberal, does not support the Head Tax or rent control. Instead, he proposed plans that involve landlords being prohibited from increasing rent more than about 10% annually and a partnership between Seattle and King county to create 1,500 units of permanent supportive housing.



              

    SinglePoint (OTCQB: $SING): Direct Solar Signs MOU with SchollyME an International Sports Recruiting App Linked to High Schools Across the Nation

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    SinglePoint (OTCQB: $SING): Direct Solar Signs MOU with SchollyME an International Sports Recruiting App Linked to High Schools Across the Nation



    PHOENIX - November 4, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Direct Solar of America, a subsidiary of SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB:SING) is pleased to announce it has signed a MOU with SchollyME. Direct Solar and SchollyME will collaborate on marketing Direct Solar through the schools that SchollyME is currently working with. The collaboration will put Direct Solar into the high school programs as a partner with SchollyME. This marketing strategy has already seen major success in driving new business for both companies.


    SchollyME is based in California and is the fastest growing sports recruiting app for all 32 NCAA sports. SchollyME is a social media network, sports recruiting application for high school students to showcase their talents. The platform is the first social media network to be adopted in China. Learn more at SchollyME Sports Recruiting App Lands Billion Dollar Partnership in China From the release – "Kenneth Chang of the CECC and Ascent Sports is requiring all Esports gamers and athletes to pay an annual subscription fee to the use of SchollyME. The deal is estimated to be worth $1.4 billion within 24 months, thus making SchollyME the largest recruiting app in the country."

    "We have seen major success in working with local high schools. We are currently working with 47 schools throughout Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Austin and are seeing amazing returns. We had our largest sales day to date Thursday closing seven deals for approximately $250,000. This partnership will give us access to high schools across the nation," states Pablo Diaz Founder, CEO Direct Solar.

    This partnership will assist schools and their athletic programs through giving back a percentage of sales to help support and fund the local high school programs.

    "We wanted to partner with the best solar company that can service all the schools we are currently involved with. SchollyME felt that we were more than just athletes. Our athletic community should care about the environment and give our younger generation a chance at a much longer life. Direct Solar and SchollyME is just a great partnership. We are both interested in the kid's futures!" states Mel Nunnery Founder of SchollyME.

    Direct Solar and SchollyME are currently working to define which markets to launch and in what capacity to do so. Supporting the local communities and high schools' programs will be the driver for this successful partnership. Working with the school to establish a presence for education on solar and renewable energy and what it means for future generations of kids' is elemental in building longevity for both companies.

    Direct Solar America via its Direct Solar Capital Division currently finances commercial solar projects for multiple private equity funds throughout North America. With the SchollyME and Direct Solar America partnership we will be collectively raising capital to continue funding projects throughout North America.

    The solar market has been growing at its fastest pace in recent history. According to Solar Energy Industries Association, "The U.S. solar industry now has the largest pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in history, signaling promising future prospects for solar energy development." And with new legislation being presented the American Energy Opportunity Act which aims to make the process easier to obtain solar we expect to see continued growth in the sector.

    Furthering the growth in the solar market, California has Incorporated solar into state codes & standards, including implementation of the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES) for solar on new homes, developing BEES for commercial buildings with solar and storage, and preventing problematic siting & permitting requirements for utility-scale solar. The state continues to invest and grow the solar footprint. Which SchollyME being based in California this puts Direct Solar instantly in the largest solar market in the United States.

    SchollyME has been working with thousands of students securing over 300 scholarships. The interactive app continues to develop and grow. SchollyME Inc. is an incredible sports social network which gives fans a front row seat in the lives of their favorite athletes and coaches while connecting with fans across the globe. For high school and jr. college athletes, SchollyME encourages you to market and promote yourself to college coaches across the globe. SchollyME empowers you to go from discovered to offered with one click.

    Beyond just high schools there are numerous opportunities through partnering with SchollyME. Intros to international markets such as China where Pablo Diaz and Mel Nunnery recently traveled on an "invite only" trip to attend the Chinese Electronic Chamber of Commerce conference. Being one of the world's most prestigious conferences, there were many attendees that are highly interested in seeing the collaboration of Direct Solar and SchollyME succeed as there is much business to do outside of the U.S. and expanding into international markets.

    Direct Solar and SchollyME determine the best-case scenario to develop and bring to market the first application to buy solar online or through a mobile device from inception to financing and closing. The future of residential solar will follow the path of other large purchases such as cars through Tesla and Carvana. Consumers are becoming comfortable making these large purchases online with the right education and trusted partner. Direct Solar of America will guide consumers through the entire process providing any assistance needed along the way through implementation of AI and customer service agents available to answer any questions. Overall the company looks to create and launch an industry changing way to purchase solar.

    About Direct Solar of America
    Direct Solar of America is a subsidiary of SinglePoint Inc., a technology and acquisition company. (OTCQB:SING). Direct Solar America is America's Solar Energy Brokerage with more than 3,500 home installations, which has enabled residential solar customers to shop for options in order to find the best option for the home. Like Rocket Mortgage or Lending Tree, Direct Solar representatives provide homeowners with a variety of financing and service providers; this has made the process of buying solar much easier for homeowners. Direct Solar is operational in eight states and continues to expand its residential solar footprint. Direct Solar Commercial serves customers that own and/or manage commercial properties. Along with Direct Solar Capital, an alternative energy financing solution, commercial projects have access to $50,000 to $3 million in funding for solar installations.

    About SchollyME www.schollyme.com
    SchollyME is hip for Scholarship Me and born out of the need to allow athletes to be discovered by coaches all over the country in one click.
    Each year there are 7.6 million high school athletes playing sports and only 142,000 athletic scholarships available. On SchollyME, athletes can use the app much like other social networks. The difference is athletes can upload full game film, official transcripts and receive a talent evaluation from current athletes for college coaches.

    Connect with Direct Solar of America:

    For more information visit:

    Corporate Communication
    Direct Solar of America
    844-830-1615
    DirectSolarAmerica.com

    About SinglePoint, Inc.
    SinglePoint, Inc (SING) is a technology and investment company with a focus on acquiring companies that will benefit from the injection of growth capital and technology integration. The company portfolio includes mobile payments, ancillary cannabis services and blockchain solutions. Through acquisitions into horizontal markets, SinglePoint is building its portfolio by acquiring an interest in undervalued companies, thereby providing a rich, diversified holding base. Through SingleSeed, the company is providing products and services to the cannabis industry.
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    Christopher Monckton was so annoying when interviewed by Adam Spencer that Spencer hung up on him before finishing the interview later on. The Australian was so impressed by Monckton's performance that they posted a partial transcript. Moth at New Anthropocene corrects many of Monckton's misrepresentations, so I'll just cover what was in the transcript posted by The Australian -- presumably they think those are his strongest points.

    Spencer: Can I just clarify sir, are you a member of the House of Lords?

    Monckton: Yes, but without the right to sit or vote.

    Spencer: Because the House of Lords, when you've made that claim before, have repeatedly asked you to stop calling yourself as such, haven't they?

    Monckton: No they haven't because they have not yet repealed the letters patent creating the peerage and until they do I am a member of the House as my passport records. It says I'm the Right Honourable Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, so get used to it.

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    The House of Lords has stepped up its efforts to make Lord Monckton - climate sceptic and deputy leader of the UK Independence party - desist in his repeated claims that he is a member of the upper house.

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    Back to the interview:

    Spencer: Are you a Nobel Laureate as is claimed on many websites?

    Monckton: No website that I control says any such thing. It is, however, quite clear that after a seminar that I had given, Professor of Physics David Douglas kindly presented me with a little prize pin which I wear from time to time.

    That's what we on the centre-Right would call "a joke". It is something you on the Left at the ABC might not fully understand.

    Later in the interview Monckton directs listeners to scienceandpublicypolicy.org where it states that he is the Chief Policy Advisor and that

    His contribution to the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 - the correction of a table inserted by IPCC bureaucrats that had overstated tenfold the observed contribution of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets to sea-level rise - earned him the status of Nobel Peace Laureate.

    Now it is possible that is a joke, but only if the rest of Monckton's biography there is a joke, along with all his writings on climate science. If so, I think it's time he let us in on the jape. Update: Barry Bickmore adds:

    In April of last year, I personally informed Bob Ferguson (president of SPPI) about his organization's complicity in Monckton's résumé padding in an e-mail conversation.

    Spencer: J. P. Abraham presented to you a list of dozens of them, including Dr [Ola] Johannessen for example.

    Monckton: Right. Now can you please tell me what I got wrong in Dr Johannessen's paper?

    Allow me. See slide 76 of Abraham's presentation. Monckton put up a slide asserting "Greenland ice sheet is just fine" citing Johannessen et al 2005 and said:

    Here is a paper by Johannessen et al, a very diligent Danish researcher using laser altimetry and what he found was that from 1992 to 2003 the average thickness of Greenland's ice sheet increased by 2 inches a year.

    Johannessen is Norwegian, not Danish. His study used radar altimetry, not laser altimetry. And most importantly, the area studied did not cover the entire ice sheet so you cannot conclude from the study that the ice sheet is "just fine". Johannessen et al clearly state:

    First, we cannot make an integrated assessment of elevation
    changes--let alone ice volume and its equivalent sea-level change--for
    the whole Greenland Ice Sheet, including its outlet glaciers, from
    these observations alone, because the marginal areas are not measured
    completely using ERS-1/ERS-2 altimetry (see Fig. 1).

    Monckton was just repeating a misrepresentation of Johannessen's work made by the CEI and refuted back in 2006.

    In the interview Monckton offered this defence:

    What so-called Professor Abraham had said was that I had not mentioned a paper published by Ola Johannessen in 2009 -- that's a different paper -- in which 273 billion tons, he said, had gone from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean. I didn't because that paper hadn't reached me, partly because it hadn't been published at the time I gave the talk because he made his criticism of me eight months later.

    The paper referred to was not published by Johannessen but rather was sent to Abraham by Johannessen when Abraham asked Johannessen if Monckton had accurately presented Johannessen's work. While it was published after Monckton's talk, Abraham cited four more papers, all published before Monckton's talk and all showing Greenland losing ice. Monckton continued with:

    I calculated that was 6 inches of the two feet of ice that had accumulated had gone back over the next few years, swings and roundabouts, into the ocean and that would have caused sea level to rise globally by exactly 0.7 mm. And that is the point Abraham held against me. Had he talked to Professor Johannessen? Not as far as I know.

    The paper did not say that the total ice loss was 273 gigatons, but that the total from 2000-2008 was 1500 gigatons and the rate after 2006 was 273 gigatons per year. And again, Johannessen's earlier paper did not cover the entire ice sheet so you cannot say that 2 feet of ice had accumulated on average over the whole sheet. Abraham had contacted Johannessen -- the email form Johannessen was even included in his presentation.

    The Conversation has created a Monckton Watch page to correct Monckton's misinformation.

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    Bio

    Brent Skorup (@bskorup) is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research areas include transportation technology, telecommunications, aviation, and wireless policy.

    He serves on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee and on the Texas DOT’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Task Force. He is also a member of the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project.

    The White House, the FCC, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and a dissenting opinion at the Illinois Supreme Court have cited his research. In addition to economics and law journal publication, he has authored pieces for National Affairs, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, Air Traffic Management magazine, Regulation magazine, and elsewhere. He’s appeared as a TV and radio interview guest for news outlets like C-SPAN, NPR, CBS News, ABC News, and CNBC Asia.

    Brent has a BA in economics from Wheaton College and a law degree from the George Mason University School of Law, where he was articles editor for the Civil Rights Law Journal. He was a legal clerk at the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and at the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before joining Mercatus, he was the Director of Research at the Information Economy Project, a law and economics university research center.

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    The Erosion of Publisher Liability in American Law by Brent Skorup and Jennifer Huddleston (Mercatus Center, 2019)

     

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    Zuckerberg, Facebook under mounting pressure over political ads

     

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to meet with civil rights leaders this week after his company has maintained its policy to leave up political ads containing false statements by politicians. The company has applied the policy unevenly, first allowing Donald Trump to maliciously post an ad with false information about Joe Biden; then leaving up an Elizabeth Warren ad containing false information designed to illustrate the absurdity of Facebook’s ad policy.  During a hearing, Zuckerberg also admitted to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that if she were to place a false political ad, that the company would probably leave it up. 

     

    But Facebook is inexplicably removing false ads placed by Political  Action Committees. One notable example is an ad placed the Really Online Lefty League – ROLL – a Political Action Committee co-founded by Adriel Hampton – which falsely claimed that Lindsey Graham supports the New Green Deal. Hampton, an experienced marketing and political strategist, responded by filing to run for governor of California. Then gubernatorial candidate Hampton posted a false political ad and Facebook took it down, saying his campaign wasn’t legit—that it was just a ploy to place a false ad to see what Facebook would do. Even though Hampton says he fully expects to win the governorship, Facebook hasn’t reinstated the ad.

     

    It’s a mess.

     

    Top officials from the NAACP, National Urban League, and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights are scheduled to meet with Zuckerberg this week to express their concerns with Facebook’s political ad policy, which the company now says has been extended to the UK.

     

    Facebook sued for age, gender bias in financial services ads

     

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    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has launched a national security investigation into Tik Tok, which is owned by the Chinese firm Bytedance. A bipartisan cohort of lawmakers including Democrat Chuck Schumer, Republican Marco Rubio, and Tennessee Democratic Congressman Bart Gordon have all expressed concern about how the Chinese government uses TikTok’s data. TikTok’s growth has been outpacing the growth of incumbent social media companies in the U.S.

     

     

    Snowden: Facebook as untrustworthy as the NSA

     

    Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is exiled in Russia for blowing the lid off the National Security Agency’s mass data collection practices six years ago, told ReCode’s Kara Swisher last week that Facebook is as untrustworthy as the NSA when it comes to privacy. But he didn’t limit his remarks to Facebook. He said that all tech companies are looking to exploit our personal data no matter the consequences. He also said that, on the surface, users may appear not to be concerned about how big tech companies handle their data but that, in reality, users are very concerned but feel powerless.

     

    Five people shot and killed at Airbnb rental

     

    Five people were shot and killed at an Airbnb rental Northern California during a Halloween party on Thursday. The rental listing on Airbnb prohibited parties and the renter claimed it was renting the space for family members who were suffering from smoke inhalation from the fires in the Los Angeles area. A witness reported to Buzzfeed that the shooting occurred with apparently no provocation. Airbnb has banned the renter from the platform.

     

    China launches 5G network

     

    Chinese officials announced last week that it would roll out 5G to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou 2 months ahead of schedule. The country also announced plans to roll out 5G to over 50 cities by the end of this year. While U.S. telecom companies have begun their 5G roll-out, it’s largely been rolled out on higher frequency bands than the 5G service that’s being rolled out in China. The lower frequency bands that China’s using cover a larger surface area, while the higher frequency bands U.S. companies are using are more powerful but cover less ground.

     

    Corey Booker introduces bill to ban facial recognition in public housing

     

    Senator Corey Booker has introduced a bill to ban facial recognition in public housing. The Senator cites the disproportionate impact that facial recognition technology threatens to have on the nation’s most vulnerable communities. The No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act targets public housing that receives funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

     

    Apple pledges $2.5 billion for California affordable housing

     

    Apple announced that it will invest $2.5 billion to address California’s affordable housing shortage. Some of those funds will be applied statewide. Others will be allocated for projects in the Bay Area. Three hundred million dollars will go towards affordable housing on Apple-owned property.

     

    Following Katie Hill’s resignation, Democrats push for revenge porn law

     

    Thirty-five democrats in Congress sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee to pass a federal revenge porn law that would criminalize the nonconsensual posting of sexually explicit images online. The letter followed Congresswoman Katie Hill’s resignation from Congress after someone posted nude images depicting her and others as well as accusations that she was having inappropriate relations with campaign and congressional staffers. Hill blames her husband, whom she is in the process of divorcing, for posting the photos.

     

     

    MIT president acknowledges discrimination against minorities and women on campus

     

    Finally, Massachusetts Institute of Technology president Rafael Reif acknowledged last week that women and people of color often face exclusion and belittlement on campus and that it’s something the university is trying to improve. The development follows revelations of Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to the university.


              

    Why we Need Engineers

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    Ninety-nine percent of everything people interact with daily, is man-made. By man-made, I mean nearly everything is: 

    • the result of a technology innovation either created or applied by an engineer.
    • built, manufactured or generated by value-add processes both developed and managed by engineers.
    • shipped and handled by thermodynamic miracles invented and improved by engineers.
    • powered by energy generated by petrochemical, nuclear and natural wonders like wave and wind energy harnessed by engineers.
    • used by people fed, clothed, housed and cared for via mechanised agricultural and industrial systems, including healthcare, characterised by continuously improving productivities and advances which reward us with generous free time, greater health and longer lives.

    We need more Science Technology Engineering and Mathematically (STEM) educated people in every field, as a technology-driven society and innovation-based economy, it is a given.

    For example, for every R1 of economic value directly generated by engineering intensive innovation and value add processes there is approximately R20 generated downstream in other fields such as law, banking, real estate, insurance. 

    If we are to accommodate billions more people on the planet and address issues such as waste or material limits, we need more and more engineers and others to make it happen. We need all the engineers we can get. Even if we successfully meet all the current demand and then generate an army of unemployed engineers, an unemployed, bored engineer will literally make their own opportunities, and we will all benefit. 

    Views and analysis
    An example is global warming which is often the impetus for people to take up engineering. So, let me pen down my views and analysis.

    Engineering marvels have enabled us to attain better food security by improving the yield per area for farming. Engineering marvels have helped us have a better quality of life in terms of both health and wellness overall by providing us with access to better equipment. Engineering feats are what have enabled us to communicate with each other from virtually anywhere.

    These are not the feats of a single individual nor a small group of individuals. To get to these points we had to build upon the knowledge of the known and research and collaborate among millions of the brightest minds. But as we progressed, the scale of problems also increased exponentially.

    To tackle these problems, we need more numbers of people collaborating and working together on these issues. So yes, to tackle these problems, we need more engineers, just to boost the odds of solving the problems.

    If we successfully meet all the current demand and then generate an army of unemployed engineers, an unemployed, bored engineer will literally make their own opportunities, and we will all benefit.

    Two-person economy
    As for the other professions such as law, accountancy, or even entertainment, I agree they are important, they just don’t push the frontiers of humanity to a better level. In my opinion, we as an organism, can afford entertainment only after we have secured the safety of our existence. I read a story that may help to illustrate this. Consider a two-person economy.

    One-man fishes with a rod and line and suppose he catches two fish per day. The other man chops down trees and makes firewood. They exchange, each day, one fish for one bundle of firewood.

    Now suppose the fisherman invents a net which allows him to catch ten fish per day. Then, because he has always had a good relationship with the lumberjack, he decides to pay two fish for the same bundle of firewood.

    After the invention, both men are richer: the fisherman has eight fish and a bundle of firewood, and the lumberjack now has two fish (and of course his firewood). The world needs more engineers because they invent the nets. Every engineer is compensated based on his or her ability to build something new or improve upon something that already exists. They optimise, research, and improve everything, constantly.
    The world doesn’t just need engineers, it desperately needs them.


    William A Hadley
    MSAIMechE


              

    Delusions of grandeur

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    I decided for some masochistic reason to take a look at the National scarce skills list - top 100 
    occupations in demand that was gazetted for public comment on 24 April 2014. There was considerable energy spent at the time (from 2012) during which this list was compiled involving various voluntary groups assembling at workshops to find a sensible way to construct such a list. After many meetings and refinements, the documents were submitted to the Minister who promptly asked for comment from the persons who had compiled the report! That seemed pretty pointless as the onus was then on the Ministry and the DHET to come forth with suggested solutions to enable the recommendations of the report to be implemented. Predictably, it lies in limbo, no doubt gathering dust with all the other reports that have been the result of studious research and plain hard work.

    According to the SONA in 2012, the President announced that over the next three years SA would spend R840 billion on the 18 SIPs projects making up much of the early part of the National Development Plan (2010-2030). Well, fast forward from 2012 to 2016. Any signs of progress? At the time they were announced we asked what metrics are to be used to measure the progress of projects against the plan.

    Clearly we seem not need them as it is intuitively evident that not much has happened. More recently the Phakisa maritime development programme was announced and so far, looking at the planned deliverables, not much is evident there either.

    What is it that drives this national characteristic to have endless indabas, conferences, issuance of plans, green, white and all colours of papers that results in nothing actually being actioned? The Durban to Gauteng pipeline is years overdue and has escalated from an initial cost of R9 billion to R23 billion, and nowhere near complete. Look at Medupi and Kusile - enough said.

    There seems to be one apparent factor that pervades all these projects as well as countless late or failed municipal and provincial projects : the quality of the Owner’s team. If the Owner’s team is deficient, one can rest assured that the project will be a failure.

    If we consider the renewables projects, they seem to have generally been successful. However, the
    technologies have been developed overseas and proven in similar environmental circumstances. They are essentially procure and construct, hardly placing much load on the local management knowledge and initiative.

    With the current expectation of a nuclear development with generation 3 reactors do we really think we can produce any better results than our national projects are achieving now? Concern over the impact of corruption on this programme is real based on the endemic status that corruption has acquired in this country on so many big cap projects.

    Our gazetted scarce skills top 100 list covers about every engineering discipline we have. It is fascinating that the Ministry has targeted "30,000 additional Engineers by 2014”. The list is still stuck in a 2014 time warp as no further dated actions are evident following its publication for comment.

              

    The “must” country that rarely delivers

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    For all the “must” talk in which those in government indulge, very little actually gets actioned. If there have been intentions to make it easier for small business to flourish, then they seem to fall into the category of rhetoric only. I learnt only this week of a new product line that the manufacturer has introduced into some 105 countries over that last five years, and who has stated that SA has been the most difficult, bureaucratic and plainly obstructive of all, as though the intention is to prevent the business from proceeding. And it is one which would enable the self-owned business or entrepreneur to develop and grow with little investment other than time, hard work and focus.

     

    We are all tired of reading the usual “speeches” by officials at the interminable conferences and congresses about what we “must” do. Most of it is simply common sense that does not need a Minister to harp on about as though it were new rocket science level discovery. “We must improve our science and maths at schools” stuff as though it was news to us. All interminable talk, little action.

     

    Now there are the new entry requirements for potential immigrants and tourists. Ministerial prerogative finds it acceptable to defy the objections from the airline industry, employers seeking specialized skills, tourists and business in general. The vulnerable falling Rand and investment rating downgrades do not encourage foreign skills currently on Dollar, Euro and Pound rates seeking a Rand equivalent in SA to get accepted. It’s too high for local industry.

     

    The “reality” dashboard shown last month continues to see the pointers moving further into the red. Is it believable that the policy makers can be so disconnected from the reality of an economy in crisis? The “cleva people” as defined by Zuma are noticeably and more audibly astonished and frustrated by the lack of concern and action. Do they really think that the NDP is going to save the country? Please, Mr Minister of Finance, do answer the question we have been asking for the last 3 years: from whence cometh the R840 billion to do the 18 SIPs projects (in three years - your own claim) and where will the required skilled engineering resources, placed in the right structures at the right time, come from? You will also need to rescue Eskom first.

     

    Shortly, a presentation on the most recent exercise on scarce engineering skills will be presented at Ministerial level. It has taken note of years of ineffective action and will make some radical proposals to get skills development moving properly. The SAIMechE input made it evident that candidate phase training needs to be taken seriously by both employers and the SETAs with the SAIMechE providing a facilitating role to enable the collective participation by Candidate, Employer, Mentor and Supervisor focusing on the criteria of the outcomes by which the programme is assessed. Those industries that are the likely participants in the SIPS/NDP will be asked to identify the resource needs at a job specification (not generic) level so that training in those disciplines can be actioned.

     

    I would like to ask one question of the Minister of Higher Education. Do the subsidies that are paid to universities for the students in the Faculties of Engineering and the Built Environment get used fully for that purpose, or are they diverted to other “non-engineering” causes?


              

    Will the NDP actually start happening?

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    We have been subjected to the National Development Plan for some time now with various degrees of emphasis. Government, or at least in reality the ANC, continues to use it as a manifesto item typical of political posturing presumably to convince the public (and the voters) that the country is all set to have an era of great investment, new projects, employment opportunities, export improvements, and reversal of the fiscal deficits amongst many attributes. The better life for all stuff. The alliance continues to nitpick at it and academic and research organisations find flaws in the numbers and the statistics as though it is all an exact science. It has taken on the form of a sort of hallucinating drug that one places one’s faith in when faced with the current economic reality. It all depends on what is one’s own perspective of current reality.

    Engineers would be inclined to agree on the need for the NDP, the 18 Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs) and the spin off from the designing, planning, constructing, commissioning, maintaining and operating of all these projects. These will use all the engineering capacity that we have, and more. Never mind from where the investment funds are to come from, that remains all smoke and mirrors and it’s hard to believe that the country will suddenly find R800 odd billion and then spend it over three years on completed projects.

    Perhaps closer to the Engineer’s concern is, if we had all that money, where are we going to find the sufficient number of engineering resources to spend it (properly)? We will avoid contemplating the potential behind the corruption that is now endemically entrenched in our country with very little accountability. The efforts to ascertain the available engineering resources by the PICC/SIPs/DHET/ECSA/Volunteer committees will presumably produce some results but so far the numbers do not seem more than high level estimates. I believe it was an exercise to find out what we already knew: we have a scarce skills problem. My own evaluation is that the systems and processes used cannot measure the extent of the scarcity in a meaningful way if the time frame is that of the SIPs programme. This is an example of breaching a very fundamental engineering ethos: if you cannot measure it, you do not know much about it. Clearly, if the metrics used to measure the scarcity do not take this into account, the process while necessary, is insufficient.

    The 18 SIPs projects are reasonably well defined at a high level. From this a start should be made to identify the required resources by a reasonable relationship between project size and type. The reality is however, that those who will need the resources normally specify the needs at a granular level, not a generic level that emerged from this committee. Efforts of the SAIMechE to propose a model to measure the needs, to locate as many as possible from the existing market and to focus Candidate Engineer development in those scarce areas are met with a sort of glazed, unconvinced response by the “authorities”. After all, we have to find ways to spend R800 billion effectively, but it would appear that to spend a few million on getting knowledge of the course to take to manage the scarce skills issue is considered either too expensive or unnecessary. The real reason is uncertain as the response has been nil. If the proposed model were to show a return on investment, it would only have to save about one thousandth of one percent of the programme budget to cover its cost. It’s a no-brainer when one realises the costs, delays and consequences of the scarce skills impact on projects. Take a look at Medupi and the Durban-Jhb pipeline as examples. Consider the impact on infrastructure service delivery alone.  There are legendary other cases out there that show the result of technically incapacitated owners’ teams alone.

    But then that makes the assumption that the NDP actually is going to happen. If history is anything to go by, we may still be talking about it this time next year. With elections over and “won”, why hurry? At least it may all work as a dream forming drug.
              

    SAIMechE’s suggested contribution to solutions for the scarce skills challenge

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    At the recent workshop held by the Department of Higher Education (DHET), the President’s Infrastructure Coordination Committee (PICC) and the Council for the Built Environment (CBE), the objective was to assess the status of the scarce skills in South Africa by assembling Occupational Teams (OTs) that would be assembled largely from the voluntary engineering organizations and academia. Two days were spent following the earlier work done by the PICC/DHET/CBE team to prepare a list of what was determined by the 18 Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs) to be the scare skills for this programme. This list covered the management, professional and trades identified as such by the Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) model.

    The 18 SIPs are identified at a very high level, for example SIP1 being "Unlocking the Northern mineral belt with the Waterberg as the catalyst”. For what was alleged to be "security” reasons, not much else is published on this SIP to expand on the detail, but it can be reliably gathered that a large component will be for coal mining development to take up the supply that is dwindling in the Witbank/Middelburg area.

    The projected list of scarce skills, when reviewed on the basis that it should enable some effective action to commence, is in my view a rather useless piece of data insofar as the Mechanical Engineers are concerned. It simply shows "about 500” needed at a scarcity level of "20-50%” whatever that may convey.

    The SAIMechE team filled in their answers to the OT list on the wide spectrum of questions and these will then presumably be assembled and evaluated for action with all the others. Most of the questions we have been addressing for years that seem to do no more than lead to the next conference or workshop. One simply comes away with the feeling of perpetual talk and no perceived action.

    The first concern the team had was that the workshop called for voluntary conveners to fill variety of time consuming roles, and this just seemed to illustrate a poor business model. Here we have the National Development Programme (NDP) with its first 18 projects worth hundreds of billions of Rand in total installed value (TIV) that has no funds to pay for a properly structured resource development team that would comprise a fraction of a percent of the TIV cost. It simply illustrates the importance given to this role in the success of the programme. There is no contracted leverage with voluntary teams.

    The SAIMechE team made three constructive, actionable suggestions. Firstly, establish a top level professional resources team who would be paid to get the scarce skills issue measured and solutions developed, and which would be in a position to advise the SIPs owner’s teams on the appropriate resources required at owner’s level that could be seconded from the profession in a similar way that the accounting profession does for state bodies.

    Secondly, develop a model for evaluating availability of scarce skills to identify the scarce resource with the relevant, engineering specific attributes. It is based on the Engineer’s credo that you do not know much about anything until you can define and measure it. Scarcity needs to have two references to be measureable: what you have and what you need. Accordingly SAIMechE could offer to facilitate working with professional engineering resource recruiting bodies to create a large and well configured, best-in-class, dynamic database of engineering resources for these and other South African projects. By simply stating that we need a number of Mechanical Engineers does not resolve the issue. The only time the real scarcity is known is when the employer specifies the need at granular level of definition. For example one can search on Mechanical Engineers and get hundreds, but then ask for those with the specifics such as 10 years of coal plant processing experience or conveyor and coal chute design, one may be lucky to find a few if any under today’s dwindling expertise that largely exists in near retirement age groups or who may have emigrated.

    Thirdly, with this information and working with the employers undertaking the projects and who issue the job specifications with these details, we can identify those who should be taking on the Candidate Engineers that wish to do their training under the SAIMechE Professional Development Programme. SAIMechE would be the paid conduit to provide information on scarce skills to the PICC or the CBE on an on-going basis enabled by the dynamics of the model. We need to ensure that the expectation of perpetual voluntary work by professionals is not presumed. It’s a business reality to pay for value. It would it addition be of value to be able to second experts from the Membership, exploiting the immense, collective intellectual capital of the Institution and effectively meeting the essence of the mission statement.



              

    The realization on scarce resources

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    After many months (years?) of no apparent action following the publication of the National Development Plan, various bodies are now awakening to the reality of the resource requirements in order to be able to effectively manage and spend the billions on infrastructure projects.

    It was always going to be a tough challenge: R800 odd billion over three years. Someone was smoking something to actually believe that this was viable. Dwell for a minute on the realities of project spend patterns. Firstly, no spending pattern is ever linear, or in terms of Rand over time, would it ever represent a consistent average from start to finish. Thus represented, it is the area under the curve that amounts to the total project spend.

    Forward to reality: project spending patterns have the s-curve feature: they rise slowly as concept, design, procurement occurs and then start to climb steeply as deliveries and construction follow. It then tails off at commissioning and handover. The essence of this that there is a peak, and for the area under the curve to meet the project budget, the peak is considerably higher than the average.

    What does this mean? Most likely it means that resource needs are not linear and have the same peaking nature. So when estimates are produced reflecting the numbers of resources needed, are these factored by the time axis? Most times not, and we invariably get the classic multi-tasking that is imposed on the scarce resources. This then adds to the potential delay in due performance dates being met. Multi-tasking creates its own delays, and anyone who believes otherwise should attend a few workshops that demonstrate this admirably.

    Let’s then add another classic activity that for some pernicious reason remains the foundation of project planning: critical path scheduling. How many projects ever give consideration to the only development that has had the most time and cost saving successes on projects over the last 50 years? It’s called critical chain scheduling. As an aspirant believer in this process, it continues to amaze me that management does not know that it even exists let alone how it works. Far worse is the regular experience one has in presenting the process to the potential users, who most times praise the fundamentals that define the process, but return home only to be faced with the common response - business as usual.

    Well, the NDP could do a lot worse than, once the reality of limited skilled and experienced resources has sunk home, have a good look at adopting a critical chain scheduling philosophy. It may just assist in preventing the project durations and costs to emulate the dreadful experiences we seem to have with most major projects such as Medupi.

    The usual responses continue to be heard to using such a significant variation to standard procedure. It is too difficult: management won’t understand it. Perhaps then we need to study the experiences of major USA and Japanese projects as examples that have proved the point. The main changes occur in the human behavior of project management due the discipline imposed by critical chain principles: prioritising projects, assuming most durations are overestimated, aggregation and buffering of the safety before it’s lost, starting on time and measuring progress in time and not money. It not only sounds sensible, but it actually works.


              

    The gathering storm

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    Engineering practitioners are feeling the pinch that is engulfing most of the citizens of South Africa. We observe daily the reaction to the rising cost of living, the almost demonic rise in basic expenses that far exceed the published inflation figures. We indulge in the ritual of finding reasons, and it being such an emotional issue, we collectively are failing to rationally respond to finding solutions. Let’s firstly take a look at one of the typical, evident symptoms.

    The generation and distribution of electricity must without question be an absolute and necessary condition to enable a country to build a modern economy. A quick review of the history over the last two decades reveals that Eskom did not build any capacity into the system until the load-shedding crisis of 2007-2008 made it blatantly apparent that we were in big trouble. The projections by energy experts and Eskom themselves since 1997 were not heeded by government. It thought it would rely on the emergence of independent power producers and not did listen to the warnings that such players only took part if the investments made sense. Eskom had built many modern 6 pack stations that were considered world class and lead the way with large units, the use of pithead locations and the use of high-ash content coal. Eskom had developed a well versed owner’s team with a top level intellectual memory and capacity that knew about power generation, transmission and distribution. Their model was to design and install stations that did not try to experiment with untested technology and politically dictated management structures. It knew the need for experienced skills.

    Fast forward to today. Our now infamous political interference habits are coming home to bite us. Eskom, on top of a few bouts of knockout increases in tariffs, then requires a 16% price adjustment per annum for at least the next five years. The surpluses that had been generated were taken by the new government for other uses instead of providing for a sinking fund. Lovely cash cow. Who worries about the future capitalization? This is then compounded by "removing” the retained intellectual memory and replacing it with an inexperienced owner’s team. This team manages to mess with maintenance as well, so that the reliability of the installed capacity is compromised.

    Then the message hits home: we must build two new stations: Medupi and Kusile. We are not that good at estimating, especially as we decide to go for bespoke specifications instead of, under the pressure of the circumstances, relying on the experience of established project structures and know-how. The projected costs of Medupi rise from (well who really knows?) anything from R87 billion to now R105 billion and counting, and the date of first synchronization has moved from 2011 to 2014. The messages from the site are scary: you do not know it all. Be aware, things are bad.

    So we connect the dots and what does it reveal? It takes no rocket scientist to figure out root cause. I have never indulged in that horror practice of being politically correct, and whilst I will say this, it is now the almost universal opinion in a noticeable crescendo.

    Transformation without education.

    If that is not readily apparent, then one should not be surprised at the dangers of a gathering storm.


              

    The steady decline to lowest common denominator

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    I guess we have to criticize the laws of the universe, those annoying and inviolate laws of science and the basic engineering fundamentals for not taking account of the inability of those "leading” the functions of the built environment development and essential skills training in South Africa to achieve the standards required to meet these laws. Why uphold compliance with nature’s laws when it is much easier to change the need for them by a politically driven relaxation? It is clearly far easier to decide to set regulations for practitioners and contractors to use the surplus numbers of unqualified persons to be awarded government contracts for purposes of building the infrastructure.

    After all, with this policy and approach we can meet the necessary political targets which seem to be far more important than ensuring compliance with structural, life-cycle and safety standards that have evolved over decades of proven engineering practice. We must learn to be satisfied with our new-found decrees from those that rule, and we can even indulge in some self-praise when we comment "……that bridge was nearly strong enough……… we were quite close really”.

    So, in keeping with the above aspiration to continue our acceptance of adjusted standards and drive for the common denominator leading to "a better life for all”, the Minister, ably assisted by the cidb, has recently decreed the following”

    "The key amendments include the removal of the requirement for contractors to have registered professionals in their permanent employ; this is to be removed as it is not viable to have such professionals in a contractor’s full-time employ". "The requirement for the Registered Professional is therefore being moved from a contractor registration requirement to a contract management requirement as a condition of contract”.

    Essentially, the roles of the Professional Engineer, Technologist and Technician will now effectively be subservient to that of the registered Construction Manager on matters where professional engineering judgment is required. I guess with the comedy of the self-inflicted war games that have been played out between ECSA and the CBE over the important subject of Identification of Engineering Work (IDoEW), not much more could have been expected. Those unregistered Engineers or at least those practicing as such can continue to act without any fear of liability as the rules that govern registration, ethics and safe practice do not apply to them. The IDoEW deliberations commenced in 2006. It’s now 2013 and we are still counting. The profession has messed about arguing while we witness a steady entropic decline in the built environment.

    On the topic of training of young Engineers in industry, I thought I would recall some gems that arose in 2012 whilst endeavouring to persuade certain employers to consider taking on basically good candidates and provide some development and experience to assist feeding talent into the skills pool.

    "We do not have the time, the money or the systems to train anyone. Just find us a qualified and experienced Engineer. We need a PDI between 30 and 35, with 15 years experience as an Engineering Manager”. (Allowed cost to company will remain undisclosed here to protect the guilty.)

    "We do not have time to train or develop anyone into this specialized role. Please find us fully qualified candidates who can hit the ground running”. No acceptable candidates have emerged to date.

    Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that the ANC policy is to spend R845 billion on infrastructure in the next 3 years. I found that his recent TV interview conveyed blind optimism and was most unconvincing. I can only assume that he does not know that he does not know what is needed to do that properly. Professional government and provincial owners’ teams and supply contractor capacity appear not to feature in his model.

    Anyone who cares about developing professional engineering skills should be made aware of the new candidate training curriculum that will be instituted by ECSA and the Voluntary Engineering Associations in April 2013. It identifies the exit level outcomes that define the professional and will be the fastest and most effective route to competence and registration that can be envisaged.


              

    Bio-engineering: Calories vs Nutrition

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    Bioengineering can be defined as the "application of concepts and methods of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science to solve problems in life sciences using engineering’s own analytical and synthetic methodologies”. (Wikipedia) So Mechanical Engineers, bred on a diet of root cause studies, problem solving, analysis, synthesis and ultimately constructing working and sustainable devices, are becoming more involved in the sciences of bioengineering. An especially important application is the analysis and cost-effective solutions of problems related to human health.

    Of concern is the dominance of symptomatic solutions in the medical profession. In a crude sense, similarity may be illustrated by putting thicker oil in a noisy gearbox. It may deaden the noise but it will not repair the defect or remove the root cause.

    For Engineers to know about materials and their behaviour, analysis will normally reach grain structure level, where for example, we can study the formation of the smallest components of the material that affect its behaviour and properties. Neglecting a material in use could mean over stressing or corrosion, resulting in inter-granular separation. Such damage is not reversible unless the material is returned to its molten state and recast. The damage is evident by reduced strength, visible and invisible fractures and possible eventual failure.

    In a bioengineering analogy, we see the human frame in a similar light. Well cast in its original form, but through bad use and overstress, it exhibits damage which is exposed by illness, fatigue, disease and eventual cessation of life. Medical science has developed various repair procedures but many are largely the treatment of the symptom only. How many can actually benefit the process at cell level, the equivalent grain level of engineering materials?

    Recent statistics from the USA reveal that the general health level of the population is steadily decreasing. The metrics are essentially the incidences of non-communicable diseases, obesity and malnutrition. This results in the growing cost of breakdown maintenance or more precisely, the cost of sickness care, which is escalating at a rate that is now becoming unaffordable and adding substantially to the social debt crisis in the USA. This is big business for the pharmaceutical companies and the medical profession, who appear to resist any move to change from breakdown maintenance to what Engineers would call a preventive maintenance regime, or in social terms, a wellness care regime. In a year 350 million Americans use some 4 billion medical prescriptions.

    The research has also determined that the main culprit in deteriorating health levels is a result of, most surprisingly, malnutrition! Of concern is the significant drop in natural nutrient levels of food products over the last two decades which is attributed to the practices of mass farming, synthetic fertilisers, toxic spraying, early harvesting, processing and storage. An orange for example from this process in 2000 contained about 70% of the nutrition value of your naturally grown and harvested orange in 1970. A continuous decline is still occurring. Processed food is regularly enhanced with synthetic supplements, most of which we are unaware.

    Enter science with an engineering mindset. Is there a correlation between deteriorating health levels and modern food nutrition levels, and if so, in what way does this affect the system? As the essential nutrients have decreased, our cells have been deprived of most of the sugars needed for them to thrive and support their immune and communication functions. Synthetic supplements and vitamins do not provide the deficiency, and if one cares to study how synthetic vitamins are made, you would be brave to use them again. It is estimated that over 80% of the population in the USA consume synthetic vitamins. Science has now developed a process of extracting the missing nutrients from real plant food based supplements that can provide the cell support role. Many cases, failed or abandoned under conventional medical treatment, have shown remarkable turnaround success. It seems evident that if the cells are in design condition, the rest of the structure will behave and even restore itself reliably. Big pharma and big food are trying to suppress this development for obvious reasons.

    Will we see a move towards a wellness care regime internationally, or will we continue to pursue a sickness care regime? It is effectively preventive vs breakdown maintenance. Glyconutrient technology is leading this change, and should be supported by an informed and concerned public.


              

    The mad scramble is on again (Mar 2011)

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    It may be safe to announce that the recession insofar as the planning and startup of big projects is over, and this is particularly so in the mining industry. Driven by commodities demand, it is evident by the day that the scramble for the limited capacity of engineering resources with experience in mining and mining engineering is on again. And it is not only in South Africa. Africa, South America, Australia are all in the market seeking the whole range of resources needed for mining projects. Traditionally, the next actions in the supply chain are the manufacturers, fabricators and suppliers of equipment and services. Very good for growth and employment generally. Accompanying all this however will be the pain of finding the right resources and the escalation in remuneration demands across the board. For Engineers, it is your time in the sun.

    It represents an odd but understandable dichotomy: we have a serious unemployment problem with little realism prevailing as to how to solve it, mainly because it is the creation of historical stupidity in skills development only exceeded by the stupidity of the belief that we suddenly "create jobs by government decree”. But we have a serious shortage of the right skills and experience. The demographics show that the bulk of the best skills in the project development industry are in the age group 50 upwards right into the 70s. Whilst this phenomenon is replicated to a degree elsewhere in world, it is particularly skewed here in SA by the active "expulsion” of a lot of our talent through affirmative action. Studies show that many of the eligible emigration group, below 45 years of age, have readily left SA for options in foreign lands. A South African is the CEO of BHP Billiton in Australia and there are many SA's in the ranks of the engineering resources right throughout that company. The same applies to many other mining companies in other parts of the world.

    The young feedstock to the industry is relatively inexperienced and the problem is that the mentoring capacity is so thin that this is almost non-existent. While local mining is growing, faster development is taking place outside SA, and economists that follow the trends are concerned that SAs' mining regulations, talk of nationalization, nepotism in the ranks etc is diverting investment elsewhere. BHP Billiton has $80 billion to invest in new ventures: none of it is going to SA new mining projects because it considers there are lower risk levels elsewhere.

    Where does all this leave us? For my money, living in the engineering resources supply business daily, it needs some concerted and urgent action, not more conferences and debates. Firstly, the practical training and development of graduate engineering resources (Engineers, Technologists and Technicians of all disciplines) need to be able to engage in structured and well managed training schemes including time (6 months) in an engineering boot camp facility that will teach trainees the essential competencies and practicalities of (mechanical) engineering at the pit-face so to speak. Then 2 to 3 years in a structured and fund assisted professional development programme in industry. The PDP now being developed and honed by SAIMechE will be ideal, as it will focus on the 11 competencies required for registration with ECSA and align with the legalisation of identification of engineering work. Industry has to come to the party with proper supervision of the trainees.

    As for funding, there may be light at the end of the tunnel. It appears (but do not hold your breath) that NSF funding for engineering training may shortly be available in realistically large quanta. The PDP committee will have met with other parties by the time this article is published and we can only hope that this expectation will be met.

    Insofar as training and development of engineering resources is concerned, it is essential that this be provided and managed via the profession and the active involvement of the Voluntary Associations with funded programmes and mentorships. To the government, I say with confidence, we have the tools; provide the funds now seriously from the skills levy to let us do the job.


              

    The Patel Puzzle (Jan 2011)

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    "Government is targeting the training of at least 30,000 additional engineers by 2014” was announced by Economic Development Minister Patel last month. One has to "interpret” the meaning of this as it conveys many possible options. It also pre-supposes that required national projects will be activated (R800 billion in infrastructure in 3 years?) as the current project load is dismal.

    1. The Minister wants 30,000 more graduates on the market in 3 years time.

    Since engineering is at least a 4 year course, then somehow he is "arranging” to have 30,000 more 2nd year students enter the tertiary system in 2011, or find 30,000 additional pass-capable students in the current streams. Since graduates are not useful Engineers until they have completed the 3 year EIT period, does he mean Engineers or graduates? Pass to next option.

    1. The Minister wants 30,000 new entrants to the first year of the engineering course.

    He should drop in on Blade Nzimande and place an order for 30,000 extra maths and science higher level school leavers without delay. Then check the capacity of the secondary school teachers and tertiary institutions to accommodate this. If impossible, pass to next option.

    1. The Minister wants 30,000 employable Engineers to enter the labour market.

    The Minister together with the cabinet and ANC policy makers must scrap affirmative action, employers wake up to the fact that 60 plus year olds are as good as Engineers as you can get (which would also mean scrapping the useless HR departments staffed with 20 plus year old non-technical somethings) and putting the retrenched and early retired Engineers back into the system to both run jobs and mentor the new graduates in structured EIT programmes to achieve the training. Possible, but improbable. Pass to next option.

    1. The Minister recognises that most of the 30,000 should be employed by government, parastatal and provincial sectors to enable these bodies to be able to deliver projects to the citizens of SA. Capacity at state "owner's team” level is so low that it is virtually dysfunctional. Ask SAICE, CESA and SAFCEC.

    But this means cadres have to be removed, and if any of these are good at anything at all, they should be employed as road repair gangs, and using the chain-gang system would be appropriate as they are guilty of wasting taxpayers' money, doing nothing for service delivery, and failing to execute the required operations and maintenance of the country's assets while occupying cushy salaried positions that only qualified engineering resources should have had. However, this is clearly not seen as necessary by ANC politicians (until service delivery protests, riots and citizen management reach nationwide crisis levels). Pass onto next option.

    1. The Minister is not certain where the training should happen but believes there is a need.

    That at least would be a realistic option. One would think that he has observed that the supply of Engineers takes place along a long-term and well established supply chain. It starts at the age of about 6 when the prospective Engineer has the inclination, interest and role models to guide him or her into it as a career move. It is probably in the genes of those that adopt the profession successfully. Making up numbers with feedstock that has no inherent, natural inclination and desire to be an Engineer just wastes the supply chains' resources.

    1. The Minister's intentions are well meant and he intends to consult with the engineering profession in order to address the real issues.

    The Minister may wish to identify the real shortages and remove the pointless political policies (BBBEE for one in its present form) where points for skills development count less than having a figurehead black director on the company letterhead. The NSF's unspent money can be directed via programmes managed by the Voluntary Engineering Associations to up-skill new engineering graduates, technologists and technicians. The need is agreed, but the action is lacking. At least the Minister has realised one thing: skills are in a major crisis, largely created by his own party's idealism and inability to educate or train for the required, competent national capacity. Industry must also wake up and get training instead of expecting the perfect resources to be eternally waiting for their call. Can the profession please be consulted on how to get this training done as it needs to be developed right through the supply chain?


              

    Infrastructural Entropy (Jun 2010)

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    I guess it would be futile to try and educate politicians about the concept of entropy because it is a scientific and engineering term that would immediately send them off on their next overseas trip to rather pursue some pointless and costly party interest. How else does one get the message across to them that unless they put some energy into the closed system called the county's infrastructure consisting of engineered assets, constructed facilities and orderly management, then the system will continue to lose any contained energy until it reaches equilibrium with nature's random "chaos”?

    A disturbing recent commentary from the civil engineering profession contains a number of serious issues that illustrate the growing loss of skills and institutional energy from the infrastructure. Consider some of these:

    SAFCEC (The SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors) says a large number of contract awards are being postponed by all tiers of government, while technical expertise is also lacking at government level to make the necessary decisions on project scopes and the awarding of tenders.

    It is not that government does not have the money – it is that they are not spending it.

    Overall, the tender adjudication postponement rate for the government sector on the whole, across all tiers, increased from 10% in the fourth quarter of 2008 to 23,2% in the fourth quarter of 2009.

    Where it should take around three months to award a tender, it can now take up to a frustrating six months, which means skills and capacity in the industry lie dormant.

    This is not about government not having the money – it is about not having the capacity to make decisions.

    A recent report on municipalities says the combination of poor payment and higher levels of postponement suggest either a funding or management issue, both implying capacity constraints. Evidence of this is the latest municipal financial report, ending December 2009, which shows a debtor analysis in excess of 70% at 90 days or more, across all municipal departments.

    One infrastructure agency had access to R27-billion in credit, but used only R300-million.

    Institutional decay is fast becoming a massive drag on delivery.

    SAFCEC adds that there is too much political involvement in decisions that should be driven by business principles, especially at local municipalities and parastatals. Corruption in the awarding of tenders is also a cause of concern. In fact it is rampant.

    We know that the civil engineering profession tends to be a leading indicator of the project spend pattern. How will this impact on the mechanical and electrical professions? When local skills capacity lies dormant it will seek work outside the country, and coupled with the general skills shortage across most sectors, even in the unlikely event that the politicians do understand the second law of thermodynamics, then they will find that the source of providing the required energy has left home. The Local Government SETA's own scare skills list shows "absolute scarcity” ranking in all disciplines of engineering. Yet when one develops a programme to assist in the relief of this skills need, bureaucracy, politics, finger trouble and plain stupidity reign supreme.

    I would to know if the Planning Commission which has taken so long to get its own planning act together, if at all is actually aware of the impact of a declining infrastructure and what they plan to recommend. The evidence now becoming common knowledge is the number of municipalities where the residents are forming their own bodies to run the local authorities' affairs, and it now indicates the response to the growing service delivery protests as political spin achieves no solution. As institutional memory and capacity decline, the citizens will take over to maintain any sense of stability and control. This is a vital trend raised in the Dinokeng scenarios. The ANC may just realise in due course that this is not good for voter support, and entropy cannot be reversed by denial and inactivity.

    In the end, engineering skills will be the essential midwife to help with the birth of a new dispensation for the reversal of the energy loss. It is really that which creates the built environment.


              

    60s Futurism

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    The housing situation in California is too complicated even for the margins of this blog post, but Steve Jobs built a big round suburban office park with 14,000 parking spots not near transit and whatever precisely led to that, it's pretty hard to unshit that bed.
    New York (CNN Business)Apple announced a $2.5 billion financial package to help address the housing crisis in California, which has worsened in part because of the rapid growth of tech companies.

    The company laid out a five-point plan, including $1 billion for an affordable housing investment fund, $1 billion in mortgage assistance for first-time home buyers and opening some Apple-owned land valued at $300 million for development. The remaining $200 million will go toward a San Francisco housing fund and to support vulnerable populations.
    In San Francisco, roughly 7,000 people are homeless. There is a shortage of affordable homes across the Bay Area, which is pushing out middle and low-income workers like teachers and restaurant employees. Critics say the influx of tech companies and their well-paid workers has contributed to the ongoing housing crisis.
    Despite the (not quoted) headline they aren't going to "spend $2.5 billion" as much of this is just credit support.

              

    How to Use Mobile Learning to Drive Employee Engagement

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    Employee disengagement is a battle that companies across all industries are fighting. Each year, at least $500 billion is lost to employee disengagement, with an estimated 20% of employees considered “actively unengaged.” Mobile Learning LMS Technology Employee Training

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    Facility Customer Service Coordinator II - Sherwin-Williams - Montreal-nord, QC

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    Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and…
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    Google-Fitbit deal: Should Apple be wary?

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    San Francisco-headquartered activity trackers and wearables maker Fitbit is being acquired by Google's parent company Alphabet, which is paying $7.35 per share in cash for the company, valuing it at about $2.1 billion.
              

    Macaulay Culkin nos acerca a la Navidad en su divertido spot para Happy Socks

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    Macaulay Culkin nos acerca a la Navidad en su divertido spot para Happy Socks

    Si tenemos a Macaulay Culkin en la tele y no para de sonar Mariah Carey en la radio, es que la Navidad ya está aquí. La última campaña de Happy Socks para estas fiestas navideñas cuenta con el actor americano, que nos viene alegrando las Navidades desde 1990. Un spot que nos pregunta si nos vamos a portar bien o mal.

    El particular estilo de Macaulay Culkin se completa con los divertidos diseños de calcetines de la firma Happy Socks.

    Si eres de los que ha visto Solo en Casa cientos de veces y nada te recuerda más a la Navidad, te encantará ver al actor en este spot en el que presume de jersey feo (muy adecuado para esta época del año). Happy Socks nos pregunta si nos portaremos mal o bien con su campaña Naughty or Nice.

    Happy Socks

    Así que si quieres regalar algo típico pero también muy original, cae en todos los tópicos navideños con esta colección de calcetines de diseños alegres y coloridos.

    Happysocks Fw19 Macaulay Culkin Smac01 6500 13 95 Euros

    En homenaje a Bunny Ears, el sitio web y podcast de Culkin dedicado a la sátira y la cultura pop, en los diseños aparecen conejitos esponjosos y divertidos descansando en hamacas, hincándole el diente a barras de caramelo o posando en retratos surrealistas.

    Sitio oficial | Happy Socks

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    La noticia Macaulay Culkin nos acerca a la Navidad en su divertido spot para Happy Socks fue publicada originalmente en Trendencias Hombre por Chloe .


              

    Bashing billionaires shows the depth of Jeremy Corbyn's ignorance

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    Jeremy Corbyn and even the more moderate Labour campaigners such as Sir Keir Starmer must believe they are on to an obvious vote-winner by viciously attacking British billionaires.
              

    'Dieselgate' scandal seems to be behind BMW, as it boasts 11.5% profit rise

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    BMW has reported that net profit increased 11.5 per cent from a year ago to €1.6billion (£1.3billion) in the third quarter.
              

    Judi Slot Online And The Game Of Numerical Skills

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    Traditional poker is being replaced by online poker nowadays. Since the 2000s online poker is becoming famous. It is played over the internet via websites. Now players do not need to go to a casino for playing poker. This business is generating money in billions. All over the world, it is being played by adults, Read More
              

    The Role of Natural Killer Cells in Atopic Dermatitis

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    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by itchy, red, scaly rashes. In the United States alone, AD affects 6-10% of the population and costs $5.3 billion dollars annually in medical treatment. The main pathogenic factors in AD appear to be impaired skin barrier function and inflammation. Specifically, AD-associated inflammation is driven by a type 2 inflammatory module involving T helper type 2 cells, group 2 innate lymphoid cells, and the type 2 cytokines. Therapeutic approaches currently focus directly on barrier restoration and immunosuppression. However, whether some aspect of the immune system might be impaired or required to regulate the aberrant inflammatory response observed in AD is less clear. AD patients do have an enhanced susceptibility to exacerbations of viral skin infections such eczema herpeticum and molluscum contagiosum, though the mechanisms underlying this susceptibility have yet to be fully defined. We demonstrate that AD patients harbor a deficiency in blood natural killer (NK) cells, key cellular mediators of antiviral immunity. Low numbers of blood NK cells have both diagnostic value for AD and improved along with clinical parameters and biomarkers in response to therapy. Over the past decade, NK cells have emerged as a complex and heterogeneous population characterized by a diverse repertoire of receptors and functional capacities. We therefore undertook multidimensional mass cytometry analysis and RNA profiling of blood NK cells, which revealed aberrant activation and susceptibility to cell death that was associated with a loss of mature NK cells from AD patients. Taken together, these findings indicate that NK cell reduction is a central feature of AD that may serve as a diagnostic and treatment-responsive biomarker. In addition to antiviral immunity, we hypothesized that NK cells may provide important inhibitory signals that are lost in the setting of AD-associated inflammation. Previous studies have indicated that NK cells and NK cell-derived cytokines can limit type 2 inflammation in other systems. In agreement with this, we found that NK cell deficiency in a murine model of AD was associated with enhanced type 2 inflammation in the skin, suggesting that NK cells play a critical immunoregulatory role. Based on these findings, we tested an NK cell-boosting cytokine superagonist as an immunotherapy treatment and found marked improvement in AD-like disease in mice. These findings implicate a systemic NK cell reduction in AD pathology and reveal a new treatment paradigm in which NK cells can be enhanced in order to restrain pathogenic type 2 inflammation and improve disease.


              

    Multi-Level Neural Dynamics under Visual Perturbations and Motor Learning

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    Composed by hundred billion neurons with nonlinearities, the brain consists explicit connection paradigms and exhibits collective dynamics. Also, both high computational flexibility and robustness are crucial for species. How then do biological systems balance the need for both variability and robustness?Mounting evidence suggests that evolution leads neural networks of cerebral cortexto a critical point between order and disorderand yield an optimal trade-off between the robustness and accuracy that biological machinery demands.A rigorous understanding of brain dynamics and function composes multiple levels of organization, suchas neural compartments, neural spiking and network-level population activity. To study thestability of trade-off between robustness and flexibility, we explored whether multi-level neural dynamicschangeor preserveunder visualperturbations and motor learning.We studied neural dynamics under various visual perturbations (visual stimuliand monocular deprivation), and across motor learning in motor cortex.We conducted statistical analysis and used model investigations. We found multiple dynamics changed under perturbation, such as neural connectivity, neural representations, et. al. On network level, criticality either serves as a set-point or constraint. Together, these results contribute to understanding of connection paradigms and collective dynamics in the brain under visual perturbation and motor learning.


              

    Healthcare data breaches will cost industry $4 billion by year's end, and 2020 is poised to be worse

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    Providers continue to be the most targeted organizations for industry cybersecurity breaches, with nearly 4 out of 5 breaches. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Healthcare data breaches will cost industry billion by year's end, and 2020 is poised to be worse

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    President George W. Bush speaks at AAPEX 2019 grand opening session

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    George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, joined AAPEX 2019 on Nov. 5, offering his thoughts on eight years in the Oval Office, the challenges facing the nation in the 21st century, and the power of freedom.

    Bill Rhodes, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Customer Satisfaction, AutoZone, had the honor of joining the president in his conversation with the AAPEX audience. Throughout their discussion, President Bush emphasized the importance of the principles that defined his presidency: freedom, opportunity, responsibility and compassion.

    President Bush was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2001, and served as Commander in Chief for two consecutive terms. Before his presidency, he served for six years as Governor of the State of Texas.

    As Commander in Chief, he worked to expand freedom, opportunity, and security at home and abroad. His Administration reformed America’s education system with the No Child Left Behind Act, restored robust private-sector economic growth and job creation, protected the environment, and pursued a comprehensive strategy to keep America safe after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Since leaving office, President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush have focused their attention on developing the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute, a nonpartisan public policy and leadership development.

    President Bush is the author of three bestselling books: Decision Points (2010), 41: A Portrait of My Father (2014), and Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors (2017). 

    The AAPEX keynote address was preceded by the annual Automotive Aftermarket State of the Industry presentation by Bill Hanvey, president and chief executive officer of the Auto Care Association, and Paul McCarthy, president and chief operating officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

    AAPEX represents the $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry and runs from Nov. 5 – Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

    With more than 2,500 exhibiting companies, AAPEX is the showcase for the latest products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.3 billion vehicles on the road. More than 48,000 targeted buyers are expected to attend, including automotive service professionals, auto parts retailers, warehouse distributors, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders. Approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show.

    AAPEX is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.

    AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: info@aapexshow.com. On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX19.

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    Goldman-backed chat app Symphony unlocks access to WeChat users through partnership with Tencent

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    Symphony Communications Services, a cloud-based messaging start-up for global markets professionals, is teaming up with Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings to integrate WeChat into its system, opening it up to the one billion users on China’s dominant chat app.Symphony, which is backed and used by some of the world’s biggest financial services companies including Goldman Sachs, will allow its users to connect via a QR code and chat with WeChat users in China and across the world while complying…
              

    Chinese face recognition firm Megvii denies report it is mulling delay of Hong Kong IPO after US blacklisting

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    Chinese artificial intelligence start-up Megvii Technology dismissed a report that it is considering a delay in its Hong Kong initial public offering over US trade blacklist concerns.The IPO, which could raise as much as US$1 billion, is expected to herald the debut of China’s AI start-ups on secondary markets at a time when the country’s AI ambitions are at the forefront of a trade war with the US.The denial comes after Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that the Beijing-based company is discussing…
              

    Kentucky Republicans blasted for using FEC to boot Mitch McConnell critic off his sports talk show

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has long regarded the Federal Election Commission’s every attempt to police corrupt campaign finance as an assault on billionaires’ right to freedom of speech. But this week, McConnell’s allies in the Kentucky GOP turned to the FEC to actually silence the political speech of an opponent. On Wednesday, the […]
              

    Real Python: When to Use a List Comprehension in Python

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    Python is famous for allowing you to write code that’s elegant, easy to write, and almost as easy to read as plain English. One of the language’s most distinctive features is the list comprehension, which you can use to create powerful functionality within a single line of code. However, many developers struggle to fully leverage the more advanced features of a list comprehension in Python. Some programmers even use them too much, which can lead to code that’s less efficient and harder to read.

    By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand the full power of Python list comprehensions and how to use their features comfortably. You’ll also gain an understanding of the trade-offs that come with using them so that you can determine when other approaches are more preferable.

    In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to:

    • Rewrite loops and map() calls as a list comprehension in Python
    • Choose between comprehensions, loops, and map() calls
    • Supercharge your comprehensions with conditional logic
    • Use comprehensions to replace filter()
    • Profile your code to solve performance questions

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    How to Create Lists in Python

    There are a few different ways you can create lists in Python. To better understand the trade-offs of using a list comprehension in Python, let’s first see how to create lists with these approaches.

    Using for Loops

    The most common type of loop is the for loop. You can use a for loop to create a list of elements in three steps:

    1. Instantiate an empty list.
    2. Loop over an iterable or range of elements.
    3. Append each element to the end of the list.

    If you want to create a list containing the first ten perfect squares, then you can complete these steps in three lines of code:

    >>>
    >>> squares = []
    >>> for i in range(10):
    ...     squares.append(i * i)
    >>> squares
    [0, 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81]
    

    Here, you instantiate an empty list, squares. Then, you use a for loop to iterate over range(10). Finally, you multiply each number by itself and append the result to the end of the list.

    Using map() Objects

    map() provides an alternative approach that’s based in functional programming. You pass in a function and an iterable, and map() will create an object. This object contains the output you would get from running each iterable element through the supplied function.

    As an example, consider a situation in which you need to calculate the price after tax for a list of transactions:

    >>>
    >>> txns = [1.09, 23.56, 57.84, 4.56, 6.78]
    >>> TAX_RATE = .08
    >>> def get_price_with_tax(txn):
    ...     return txn * (1 + TAX_RATE)
    >>> final_prices = map(get_price_with_tax, txns)
    >>> list(final_prices)
    [1.1772000000000002, 25.4448, 62.467200000000005, 4.9248, 7.322400000000001]
    

    Here, you have an iterable txns and a function get_price_with_tax(). You pass both of these arguments to map(), and store the resulting object in final_prices. You can easily convert this map object into a list using list().

    Using List Comprehensions

    List comprehensions are a third way of making lists. With this elegant approach, you could rewrite the for loop from the first example in just a single line of code:

    >>>
    >>> squares = [i * i for i in range(10)]
    >>> squares
    [0, 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81]
    

    Rather than creating an empty list and adding each element to the end, you simply define the list and its contents at the same time by following this format:

    >>>
    new_list = [expression for member in iterable]
    

    Every list comprehension in Python includes three elements:

    1. expression is the member itself, a call to a method, or any other valid expression that returns a value. In the example above, the expression i * i is the square of the member value.
    2. member is the object or value in the list or iterable. In the example above, the member value is i.
    3. iterable is a list, set, sequence, generator, or any other object that can return its elements one at a time. In the example above, the iterable is range(10).

    Because the expression requirement is so flexible, a list comprehension in Python works well in many places where you would use map(). You can rewrite the pricing example with its own list comprehension:

    >>>
    >>> txns = [1.09, 23.56, 57.84, 4.56, 6.78]
    >>> TAX_RATE = .08
    >>> def get_price_with_tax(txn):
    ...     return txn * (1 + TAX_RATE)
    >>> final_prices = [get_price_with_tax(i) for i in txns]
    >>> final_prices
    [1.1772000000000002, 25.4448, 62.467200000000005, 4.9248, 7.322400000000001]
    

    The only distinction between this implementation and map() is that the list comprehension in Python returns a list, not a map object.

    Benefits of Using List Comprehensions

    List comprehensions are often described as being more Pythonic than loops or map(). But rather than blindly accepting that assessment, it’s worth it to understand the benefits of using a list comprehension in Python when compared to the alternatives. Later on, you’ll learn about a few scenarios where the alternatives are a better choice.

    One main benefit of using a list comprehension in Python is that it’s a single tool that you can use in many different situations. In addition to standard list creation, list comprehensions can also be used for mapping and filtering. You don’t have to use a different approach for each scenario.

    This is the main reason why list comprehensions are considered Pythonic, as Python embraces simple, powerful tools that you can use in a wide variety of situations. As an added side benefit, whenever you use a list comprehension in Python, you won’t need to remember the proper order of arguments like you would when you call map().

    List comprehensions are also more declarative than loops, which means they’re easier to read and understand. Loops require you to focus on how the list is created. You have to manually create an empty list, loop over the elements, and add each of them to the end of the list. With a list comprehension in Python, you can instead focus on what you want to go in the list and trust that Python will take care of how the list construction takes place.

    How to Supercharge Your Comprehensions

    In order to understand the full value that list comprehensions can provide, it’s helpful to understand their range of possible functionality. You’ll also want to understand the changes that are coming to the list comprehension in Python 3.8.

    Using Conditional Logic

    Earlier, you saw this formula for how to create list comprehensions:

    >>>
    new_list = [expression for member in iterable]
    

    While this formula is accurate, it’s also a bit incomplete. A more complete description of the comprehension formula adds support for optional conditionals. The most common way to add conditional logic to a list comprehension is to add a conditional to the end of the expression:

    >>>
    new_list = [expression for member in iterable (if conditional)]
    

    Here, your conditional statement comes just before the closing bracket.

    Conditionals are important because they allow list comprehensions to filter out unwanted values, which would normally require a call to filter():

    >>>
    >>> sentence = 'the rocket came back from mars'
    >>> vowels = [i for i in sentence if i in 'aeiou']
    >>> vowels
    ['e', 'o', 'e', 'a', 'e', 'a', 'o', 'a']
    

    In this code block, the conditional statement filters out any characters in sentence that aren’t a vowel.

    The conditional can test any valid expression. If you need a more complex filter, then you can even move the conditional logic to a separate function:

    >>>
    >>> sentence = 'The rocket, who was named Ted, came back \
    ... from Mars because he missed his friends.'
    >>> def is_consonant(letter):
    ...     vowels = 'aeiou'
    ...     return letter.isalpha() and letter.lower() not in vowels
    >>> consonants = [i for i in sentence if is_consonant(i)]
    ['T', 'h', 'r', 'c', 'k', 't', 'w', 'h', 'w', 's', 'n', 'm', 'd', \
    'T', 'd', 'c', 'm', 'b', 'c', 'k', 'f', 'r', 'm', 'M', 'r', 's', 'b', \
    'c', 's', 'h', 'm', 's', 's', 'd', 'h', 's', 'f', 'r', 'n', 'd', 's']
    

    Here, you create a complex filter is_consonant() and pass this function as the conditional statement for your list comprehension. Note that the member value i is also passed as an argument to your function.

    You can place the conditional at the end of the statement for simple filtering, but what if you want to change a member value instead of filtering it out? In this case, it’s useful to place the conditional near the beginning of the expression:

    >>>
    new_list = [expression (if conditional) for member in iterable]
    

    With this formula, you can use conditional logic to select from multiple possible output options. For example, if you have a list of prices, then you may want to replace negative prices with 0 and leave the positive values unchanged:

    >>>
    >>> original_prices = [1.25, -9.45, 10.22, 3.78, -5.92, 1.16]
    >>> prices = [i if i > 0 else 0 for i in original_prices]
    >>> prices
    [1.25, 0, 10.22, 3.78, 0, 1.16]
    

    Here, your expression i contains a conditional statement, if i > 0 else 0. This tells Python to output the value of i if the number is positive, but to change i to 0 if the number is negative. If this seems overwhelming, then it may be helpful to view the conditional logic as its own function:

    >>>
    >>> def get_price(price):
    ...     return price if price > 0 else 0
    >>> prices = [get_price(i) for i in original_prices]
    >>> prices
    [1.25, 0, 10.22, 3.78, 0, 1.16]
    

    Now, your conditional statement is contained within get_price(), and you can use it as part of your list comprehension expression.

    Using Set and Dictionary Comprehensions

    While the list comprehension in Python is a common tool, you can also create set and dictionary comprehensions. A set comprehension is almost exactly the same as a list comprehension in Python. The difference is that set comprehensions make sure the output contains no duplicates. You can create a set comprehension by using curly braces instead of brackets:

    >>>
    >>> quote = "life, uh, finds a way"
    >>> unique_vowels = {i for i in quote if i in 'aeiou'}
    >>> unique_vowels
    {'a', 'e', 'u', 'i'}
    

    Your set comprehension outputs all the unique vowels it found in quote. Unlike lists, sets don’t guarantee that items will be saved in any particular order. This is why the first member of the set is a, even though the first vowel in quote is i.

    Dictionary comprehensions are similar, with the additional requirement of defining a key:

    >>>
    >>> squares = {i: i * i for i in range(10)}
    >>> squares
    {0: 0, 1: 1, 2: 4, 3: 9, 4: 16, 5: 25, 6: 36, 7: 49, 8: 64, 9: 81}
    

    To create the squares dictionary, you use curly braces ({}) as well as a key-value pair (i: i * i) in your expression.

    Using the Walrus Operator

    Python 3.8 will introduce the assignment expression, also known as the walrus operator. To understand how you can use it, consider the following example.

    Say you need to make ten requests to an API that will return temperature data. You only want to return results that are greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Assume that each request will return different data. In this case, there’s no way to use a list comprehension in Python to solve the problem. The formula expression for member in iterable (if conditional) provides no way for the conditional to assign data to a variable that the expression can access.

    The walrus operator solves this problem. It allows you to run an expression while simultaneously assigning the output value to a variable. The following example shows how this is possible, using get_weather_data() to generate fake weather data:

    >>>
    >>> import random
    >>> def get_weather_data():
    ...     return random.randrange(90, 110)
    >>> hot_temps = [temp for _ in range(20) if (temp := get_weather_data()) >= 100]
    >>> hot_temperatures
    [107, 102, 109, 104, 107, 109, 108, 101, 104]
    

    You won’t often need to use the assignment expression inside of a list comprehension in Python, but it’s a useful tool to have at your disposal when necessary.

    When Not to Use a List Comprehension in Python

    List comprehensions are useful and can help you write elegant code that’s easy to read and debug, but they’re not the right choice for all circumstances. They might make your code run more slowly or use more memory. If your code is less performant or harder to understand, then it’s probably better to choose an alternative.

    Watch Out for Nested Comprehensions

    Comprehensions can be nested to create combinations of lists, dictionaries, and sets within a collection. For example, say a climate laboratory is tracking the high temperature in five different cities for the first week of June. The perfect data structure for storing this data could be a Python list comprehension nested within a dictionary comprehension:

    >>>
    >>> cities = ['Austin', 'Tacoma', 'Topeka', 'Sacramento', 'Charlotte']
    >>> temps = {city: [0 for _ in range(7)] for city in cities}
    >>> temps
    {
        'Austin': [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
        'Tacoma': [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
        'Topeka': [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
        'Sacramento': [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
        'Charlotte': [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]
    }
    

    You create the outer collection temps with a dictionary comprehension. The expression is a key-value pair, which contains yet another comprehension. This code will quickly generate a list of data for each city in cities.

    Nested lists are a common way to create matrices, which are often used for mathematical purposes. Take a look at the code block below:

    >>>
    >>> matrix = [[i for i in range(5)] for _ in range(6)]
    >>> matrix
    [
        [0, 1, 2, 3, 4],
        [0, 1, 2, 3, 4],
        [0, 1, 2, 3, 4],
        [0, 1, 2, 3, 4],
        [0, 1, 2, 3, 4],
        [0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
    ]
    

    The outer list comprehension [... for _ in range(6)] creates six rows, while the inner list comprehension [i for i in range(5)] fills each of these rows with values.

    So far, the purpose of each nested comprehension is pretty intuitive. However, there are other situations, such as flattening nested lists, where the logic arguably makes your code more confusing. Take this example, which uses a nested list comprehension to flatten a matrix:

    >>>
    matrix = [
    ...     [0, 0, 0],
    ...     [1, 1, 1],
    ...     [2, 2, 2],
    ... ]
    >>> flat = [num for row in matrix for num in row]
    >>> flat
    [0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2]
    

    The code to flatten the matrix is concise, but it may not be so intuitive to understand how it works. On the other hand, if you were to use for loops to flatten the same matrix, then your code will be much more straightforward:

    >>>
    >>> matrix = [
    ...     [0, 0, 0],
    ...     [1, 1, 1],
    ...     [2, 2, 2],
    ... ]
    >>> flat = []
    >>> for row in matrix:
    ...     for num in row:
    ...         flat.append(num)
    ...
    >>> flat
    [0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2]
    

    Now you can see that the code traverses one row of the matrix at a time, pulling out all the elements in that row before moving on to the next one.

    While the single-line nested list comprehension might seem more Pythonic, what’s most important is to write code that your team can easily understand and modify. When you choose your approach, you’ll have to make a judgment call based on whether you think the comprehension helps or hurts readability.

    Choose Generators for Large Datasets

    A list comprehension in Python works by loading the entire output list into memory. For small or even medium-sized lists, this is generally fine. If you want to sum the squares of the first one-thousand integers, then a list comprehension will solve this problem admirably:

    >>>
    >>> sum([i * i for i in range(1000)])
    332833500
    

    But what if you wanted to sum the squares of the first billion integers? If you tried then on your machine, then you may notice that your computer becomes non-responsive. That’s because Python is trying to create a list with one billion integers, which consumes more memory than your computer would like. Your computer may not have the resources it needs to generate an enormous list and store it in memory. If you try to do it anyway, then your machine could slow down or even crash.

    When the size of a list becomes problematic, it’s often helpful to use a generator instead of a list comprehension in Python. A generator doesn’t create a single, large data structure in memory, but instead returns an iterable. Your code can ask for the next value from the iterable as many times as necessary or until you’ve reached the end of your sequence, while only storing a single value at a time.

    If you were to sum the first billion squares with a generator, then your program will likely run for a while, but it shouldn’t cause your computer to freeze. The example below uses a generator:

    >>>
    >>> sum(i * i for i in range(1000000000))
    333333332833333333500000000
    

    You can tell this is a generator because the expression isn’t surrounded by brackets or curly braces. Optionally, generators can be surrounded by parentheses.

    The example above still requires a lot of work, but it performs the operations lazily. Because of lazy evaluation, values are only calculated when they’re explicitly requested. After the generator yields a value (for example, 567 * 567), it can add that value to the running sum, then discard that value and generate the next value (568 * 568). When the sum function requests the next value, the cycle starts over. This process keeps the memory footprint small.

    map() also operates lazily, meaning memory won’t be an issue if you choose to use it in this case:

    >>>
    >>> sum(map(lambda i: i*i, range(1000000000)))
    333333332833333333500000000
    

    It’s up to you whether you prefer the generator expression or map().

    Profile to Optimize Performance

    So, which approach is faster? Should you use list comprehensions or one of their alternatives? Rather than adhere to a single rule that’s true in all cases, it’s more useful to ask yourself whether or not performance matters in your specific circumstance. If not, then it’s usually best to choose whatever approach leads to the cleanest code!

    If you’re in a scenario where performance is important, then it’s typically best to profile different approaches and listen to the data. timeit is a useful library for timing how long it takes chunks of code to run. You can use timeit to compare the runtime of map(), for loops, and list comprehensions:

    >>>
    >>> import random
    >>> import timeit
    >>> TAX_RATE = .08
    >>> txns = [random.randrange(100) for _ in range(100000)]
    >>> def get_price(txn):
    ...     return txn * (1 + TAX_RATE)
    ...
    >>> def get_prices_with_map():
    ...     return list(map(get_price, txns))
    ...
    >>> def get_prices_with_comprehension():
    ...     return [get_price(txn) for txn in txns]
    ...
    >>> def get_prices_with_loop():
    ...     prices = []
    ...     for txn in txns:
    ...         prices.append(get_price(txn))
    ...     return prices
    ...
    >>> timeit.timeit(get_prices_with_map, number=100)
    2.0554370979998566
    >>> timeit.timeit(get_prices_with_comprehension, number=100)
    2.3982384680002724
    >>> timeit.timeit(get_prices_with_loop, number=100)
    3.0531821520007725
    

    Here, you define three methods that each use a different approach for creating a list. Then, you tell timeit to run each of those functions 100 times each. timeit returns the total time it took to run those 100 executions.

    As the code demonstrates, the biggest difference is between the loop-based approach and map(), with the loop taking 50% longer to execute. Whether or not this matters depends on the needs of your application.

    Conclusion

    In this tutorial, you learned how to use a list comprehension in Python to accomplish complex tasks without making your code overly complicated.

    Now you can:

    • Simplify loops and map() calls with declarative list comprehensions
    • Supercharge your comprehensions with conditional logic
    • Create set and dictionary comprehensions
    • Determine when code clarity or performance dictates an alternative approach

    Whenever you have to choose a list creation method, try multiple implementations and consider what’s easiest to read and understand in your specific scenario. If performance is important, then you can use profiling tools to give you actionable data instead of relying on hunches or guesses about what works the best.

    Remember that while Python list comprehensions get a lot of attention, your intuition and ability to use data when it counts will help you write clean code that serves the task at hand. This, ultimately, is the key to making your code Pythonic!


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    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
              

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    UPMin wants P12.1B additional budget for infra

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    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Nov) – The University of the Philippines-Mindanao hopes to get an additional budget of P12.1 billion to be spread across five years starting next year to fund more infrastructure projects within its expansive 204-hectare campus in Tugbok District here. Dr. Larry N. Digal, university chancellor, said during the Wednesdays at […]
              

    Two more food/alcohol delivery services target Denver

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    A week after I wrote about the many food-delivery services launching in Denver eyeing a billion-dollar market (see story: "Local food delivery in Denver grows to capture $9 billion market," The Denver Post, May 26, 2015), I heard from two more. Denver-based GoBistro will unveil its ordering app next Tuesday, but it's available as of [...]
              

    Yes Bank's asset-quality woes to continue: Report

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    Mumbai: Emkay Global Financial Services has said in a recent report that Yes Bank's asset-quality woes may continue.

    After Yes Bank reported a weak set of results last week, the report said that the company needed "regular capital dose to thrive".

    Emkay said that Yes Bank's fresh NPAs "were sky-high at Rs 59 billion", adding that the bank's "current aggression in retail without proper risk management systems in place could be risky".

    However, it also stated that "heavy capital injection, if any, may ease the current pressure on the capital front but unabated stress flow will keep the P/L bleeding and call for prolonged dilution risk for investors".

    The report further said that the incoming capital "may help survive but the bank needed more to thrive".

    Yes Bank had said in an exchange filing that the bank had received strong interest from multiple foreign as well as domestic private equity and strategic investors.

    The lender said that it has now received a binding offer from a global investor for an investment of $1.2 billion in the bank through fresh issuance of equity shares, subject to regulatory approvals and conditions as well as the bank's board and shareholders' approvals.



              

    'A Marvelous Life' Holds Stan Lee High As The Man Who Made Superheroes Matter

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    Stan Lee attends the premiere of "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Hollywood, Calif.
    Stan Lee attends the premiere of "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Hollywood, Calif.
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    In 2018, Marvel Studios released Black Panther. The film grossed 1.3 billion dollars and was nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture (a first time for a superhero film).

    Beyond the money and awards, the release of Black Panther was a global event. The story of a super-powered African king, leader of the most technologically advanced nation on Earth, allowed the film to address racism and the history of colonial oppression in entirely new and unexpected ways. If anyone was still raising questions about comics mattering for culture, Black Panther meant the definitive end of the argument. Marvel comics and their characters were culture.

    So how did we get here? How did superhero comics, the supposed realm of nerdy teenagers, end up conquering the world?

    The answer, in many ways, comes down to a single name — Stan Lee. Across a lifetime of creativity, collaboration and endless hustle, Stan Lee saw possibilities no else could imagine and made them real. And if you want to understand how Lee and Marvel did it, Danny Fingeroth's new book A Marvelous Life is the place to start. As a lifelong fan of Spider-Man, The X-Men, Star-Lord and the rest, it was delightful introduction to a guy I'd never met but felt I'd known my whole life.

    Fingeroth, who did his own award-winning time at Marvel, begins by laying out the contours of Stan Lee's early life as the son of a Jewish New York immigrant family (Lee was born in 1922 as Stanley Martin Lieber). Through the 1950s, Lee managed to build a solid if unimpressive career working in comics. But then in the late 1950s, the comics industry crashed as TV gave teenage boys a different venue for their interests. By 1960, Lee felt stymied and trapped. He was planning on quitting comics once and for all to do something "important." It was that frustration that led Stan Lee to what Fingeroth calls "a midlife crisis heard 'round the world."

    Seeing that other publishers were having some success reviving superhero teams, Lee's boss tasked him with coming up with a new comic. Lee took the assignment, but he didn't just want to create just another group of costumed do-gooders. Instead, he set out to imagine a different vision what it meant to be a superhero.

    In this and the work that followed, Lee asked himself what would happen if an ordinary person got superpowers. Would it make their lives better or would it make them harder? What Lee was picturing were superheroes who weren't gods from another world or perfect, infallible examples of human righteousness. Instead, he wanted stories of flawed men and women, full of neurosis and anguish, who suddenly found they could fly or stretch or punch their way through brick walls. What would happen then?

    What happened was The Fantastic Four. And then The Hulk. And then Thor and Spiderman and Doctor Strange and Iron Man and The X-men. Over the next few years, Lee along with the equally legendary Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, managed to create a large fraction of what we now call the Marvel Universe. Many of the characters had huge, real-life challenges like Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) and his drinking problem. That meant these characters lived in a recognizable world. "I wanted to make it as realistic as possible" says Lee in an interview quoted in the book. "Instead of [superheroes] living in Gotham City or Metropolis, I felt I will have them live in New York City." Just as important, these new Marvel characters lived in the same world where they crossed paths, formed alliances (or broke them), had romances (and broke those too), all of which formed one, giant, seamless story.

    It wasn't just the stories that were new. Lee saw something few others could recognize — a nascent adult audience for superhero comics. Rather than just a backwater of teenage fantasy, Lee understood that with the right stories, superhero comics could gain relevance in the rapidly emerging world of ever-present mass media. Then Lee went further. He not only saw the change coming, he understood how to become its personification.

    Most folks only know Stan Lee through his charming and quirky cameos in modern Marvel films. But if you were serious about comics back in the day (for me "the day" was the mid-1970s when I was 11 years old), Stan Lee was a constant presence. One of Lee's great innovations in Marvel comics was to develop a relationship with his readers through the "Bullpen Bulletins." These were a kind of editor's news and information page where Lee drew back the curtain to let you see what was happening at Marvel's offices. And as Lee described it, something amazing was always happening including the occasional visit from a rock star or famous movie director who'd popped by to express their Marvel admiration.

    That was Lee's genius. "Little by little [he] was making himself and Marvel into celebrities" writes Fingeroth. By becoming a regular presence within Marvel's pages Lee was "mythologizing what he and his peers did for a living, making himself and them as important as the characters whose stories they told." But Lee was making us, his readers part of that story too. He was convincing us that we, too, were part of something very important just by buying those slim volumes of The Avengers, Silver Surfer or Nick Fury and His Howling Commandos.

    A Marvelous Life gives us strong insights into the forces that drove Lee and Marvel to success. But Stan Lee was also a complex man who could be both beloved and reviled. In particular, Lee's conflicts with collaborators, who felt he had stolen credit for their work, is also an important part of his story. This was particularly true for Jack Kirby. Fingeroth spends some time in the book unpacking Lee's long running dispute with Kirby and others. He also mentions abuse allegations previously noted by media. These sections were not particularly compelling to me, but they are an important part of Lee's legacy and Fingeroth handles them with grace.

    One small criticism of the book is that it tells us very little of Lee's response to the founding and runaway success of Marvel Studios (beginning with Iron Man in 2008). That seems a strange omission given how much of Lee's later story is him trying to get Hollywood to pick up Marvel properties.

    Taken as a whole though, A Marvelous Life is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how Stan Lee set Marvel on the path to world domination (in a good way).

    Adam Frank is an astrophysics professor at the University of Rochester and author of Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth. You can find more from Adam here: @adamfrank4.

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    On September 17, 2019, the Financial Post reported that British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCIMC), one of Canada’s largest pension funds, inadvertently failed to report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) $2.46 billion of its holdings in 98 Canadian companies, accounting for more than 20 percent of the investments required to be reported...
              

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    A file photo of Abdulrasheed Maina.   The trial of the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reforms Task Team (PRTT), Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, in an alleged N2 billion fraud has suffered a setback. Maina’s trial was stalled on Tuesday at the Federal High Court in Abuja due to his sudden ill-health and confinement to …
              

    Authorities Seized and Destroyed $1 Billion Worth of Illegal Marijuana in CA

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    Merchandiser - NE Arizona (Holbrook/Winslow Areas & Flagstaff

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    Discover the power of one and all at Core-Mark Come join the team that has been empowering customers, investing in people and serving communities for 130 years. The Power of One. Strengthen By All.

    Job DetailsDescriptionCore-Mark (Nasdaq CORE) www.core-mark.comCore-Mark is a Fortune 300 company that continues to grow for over 130 years as an industry leader in fresh and broad-line solutions to the convenience retail industry. Our reputation of empowering customers, employees, and communities has allowed us to build over $16 Billion in revenue. Through our 32 distribution centers, we offer a full range of products, programs, and solutions to customers across the U.S. and Canada.At Core-Mark, you will discover a culture that enables you to grow, challenges you to achieve, and embraces you as family. Show us your power and come explore your opportunities with Core-Mark.THE POWER OF ONE. STRENGTHENED BY ALL.Position Summary:As a Merchandiser, you will work independently and be responsible for maintaining product displays in stores, rotating product, invoice check-in, and overall merchandising. You will be the first line of customer service and a partner in ensuring that customers reach their sales and profitability potential. A successful candidate will be able to assess customer sales and identify opportunities to maximize value. Your professionalism and business execution are critical contributions to driving business forward for our customers, vendors, and ourselves. This Merchandiser is responsible in servicing customers in Holbrook/Winslow areas and Flagstaff, Arizona.Position Responsibilities:
    • Checking-in with customers at each designated account and serving as company liaison.
    • Gathering information from divisions, key account teams, vendors, and category managers.
    • Communicating daily with mangers and notifying them of customer concerns.
    • Identifying and reducing out-of-stocks on shelves.
    • Ensuring products are fresh and within date code parameters.
    • Attending to customer needs and concerns in a timely manner.
    • Ensuring plan-o-gram, marketing best practices, and compliance in stores.
    • Identifying display opportunities and maximizing display positioning.
    • Ensuring that products are properly displayed, priced, and identified.
    • Finding solutions to possible customer challenges with assistance.
    • Performing other tasks and duties as assigned.Skills & Experiences:
      • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
      • Ability to drive to customer locations using personal transportation (mileage and gasoline reimbursement will be provided).
      • Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, reliable vehicle, and proper valid insurance.
      • Must have valid insurance that meets minimum requirements per state law.
      • Ability to communicate effectively.
      • Ability to use and understand store plan-o-gram and set instructions.
      • Ability to learn how to operate a hand-held inventory control device, calculators, and computer.
      • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office programs such as Excel and Outlook.
      • Ability to perform math calculations.Physical Demands &Working Conditions:
        • Physical ability to lift, unload, and carry totes and bundles up to 30 lbs. repetitively and up to 60 lbs. occasionally, push up to 50 lbs., and move a dolly loaded with up to 250 lbs.
        • Physical ability to maneuver loaded hand carts over a variety of inclines and surfaces.
        • Physical ability to stand and walk frequently, and be able to drive for a significant period of time.
        • Physical ability to occasionally bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
        • Exposure to a variety of environmental conditions: weather, temperature, lighting, and noise as determined by circumstances at accounts within assigned territory.Core-Mark Benefits:At Core-Mark, we know your power comes from your overall well-being and the well-being of your family. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that supports the health of you and your family. As a part of our family, your benefit offerings include:
          • Highly Competitive Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage
          • Health Savings & Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Core-Benefits: Life,Disability,& Employee Assistance Program paid by Core-Mark
          • Work/Life Balance: Sick Leave, Vacation Time, Holidays, & Tuition Reimbursement
          • Financial Wellness:401(k) Plan with a 50% match on the first 6% contributed, Group Voluntary Benefits, Pet Insurance, Commuter Benefit, Employee Discounts, & Scholarship Opportunities for children of employeesAt Core-Mark we are a family. We are committed to creating an environment that embraces and enables all to reach their full potential. It is through empowering every employee to bring their full self and full power to work that makes Core-Mark collectively stronger.THE POWER OF ONE. STRENGTHENED BY ALL.


              

    General Manager

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    Description:McDonald's Works for Me.
    I?m going places. I want a satisfying career with good benefits and great opportunities for advancement. I have a lot to offer and I want to grow.
    The Job for Me ? Get a job that inspires your best and moves you forward. Choose your hours. Pursue your education. Build your skills and be yourself.
    The Team for Me ? Our people want to say YES ? to working with energy and purpose, finding new talent, providing coaching and direction, honing their leadership skills, and helping to run a business that serves up delicious food and feel-good moments. Does this sound like you? You?ll fit right in.
    The Company for Me ? From here, you can go further than you thought possible. Reach your goals and build your future with college tuition assistance, valuable job training, and retirement benefits.
    Let?s talk. Make your move.
    Requirements:The General Manager is responsible for running a profitable restaurant and for making sure the restaurant meets McDonald?s critical customer standards of Quality, Service, and Cleanliness. These standards are high, so this is a big job! The General Manager works with his/her leader to set the restaurant?s goals and creates a plan to achieve the goals.
    To meet restaurant goals, the General Manager doesn?t work alone. He or she leads a team of Department Managers that has specific responsibilities in the restaurant. This means helping the Department Managers to set their own goals, following up on their progress, and providing coaching and direction to improve their Departments. By improving the Departments, the restaurant improves!
    The General Manager may also be responsible for hiring and developing Department and Shift Managers to make sure that the restaurant has the right team to lead into the future.
    Ideal candidates should have previous General Manager experience running high volume locations. A background in quick service restaurants is strongly desired, or experience in hospitality or retail. You must be 18 years or older to be a manager in our corporate owned and operated restaurants.
    Additional Info:Along with competitive pay, a General Manager at a McDonald?s Corporate owned restaurant is eligible for incredible benefits including:? 15-25 days paid vacation? 10 paid holidays, anniversary splash and 8-week sabbatical every 10 years? Education through Archways to Opportunity including opportunities to earn a High School degree, college tuition assistance and English classes as a second language? Medical, dental and vision coverage? Pre-tax flexible spending accounts? Short- and Long-Term Disability, life and accident insurance? Paid Leaves of Absence? Service awards? Employee Resource Connection? Adoption Assistance? Matching gifts program
    This job posting contains some information about what it is like to work in a McDonald?s restaurant, but it is not a complete job description. People who work in a McDonald?s restaurant perform a number of different tasks every day, and this posting does not list all of the essential functions of this job.
    McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's USA, LLC (the "Company") are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of a corporate-owned restaurant on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.--Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws.--A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact--recruiting.supportteam@us.mcd.com--if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at a McDonald?s corporate-owned restaurant to which you are applying.

    Company Description:

    McDonald---s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on modernizing our experiences, not to make a different McDonald---s but to build a better McDonald---s.We are a people business just as much as we are a restaurant business. We strive to be the most inclusive brand on the planet by building diverse teams who create delicious, feel good moments that are easy for everyone to enjoy. Joining McDonald's means thinking big on a daily basis and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world.
              

    Optometrist

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    Position Description


    Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects

    Ensures business needs are being met

    Evaluates patients' health condition across and within the full vision center scope of service (for example, visual acuity, visual function and eye health, keratometry, refraction) to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment

    Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

    Provides evidence-based vision care to ensure patient's health and well-being

    Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

    Represents the company in vision care and patient engagement

    Minimum Qualifications


    • Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school.

    • Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications


    • Completion of a post-graduate year one (PGY-1) in area of emphasis (for example, family practice, low vision care, pediatric or geriatric optometry, ocular disease).

    Company Summary


    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.
              

    Optometrist

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    Position Description


    • Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics
    • Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce
    • Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals
    • Evaluates patients' health condition across and within the full vision center scope of service (for example, visual acuity, visual function and eye health, keratometry, refraction) to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment
    • Provides evidence-based vision care to ensure patient's health and well-being
    • Provides overall direction
    • Represents the company in vision care and patient engagement

    Minimum Qualifications


    • Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school.
    • Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications


    • Completion of a post-graduate year one (PGY-1) in area of emphasis (for example, family practice, low vision care, pediatric or geriatric optometry, ocular disease).

    Company Summary


    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.
              

    Optometry Student Intern

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    Position Description


    • Completes work assignments and priorities
    • Complies with company policies, procedures, and standards of ethics and integrity
    • Maintains merchandise presentation in the Optical area
    • Maintains the Optical area in accordance with Company policies and procedures
    • Provides optical clinical care
    • Receives and stocks merchandise/supplies from distribution centers and suppliers and organizes and maintains the Optical Area
    • Sells Optical products and services
    • Supports Optical care and services to Customers

    Minimum Qualifications


    • Enrolled in an accredited Optometry school.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications



    Company Summary


    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.
              

    Optometry Student Intern

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    Position Description


    • Completes work assignments and priorities
    • Complies with company policies, procedures, and standards of ethics and integrity
    • Maintains merchandise presentation in the Optical area
    • Maintains the Optical area in accordance with Company policies and procedures
    • Provides optical clinical care
    • Receives and stocks merchandise/supplies from distribution centers and suppliers and organizes and maintains the Optical Area
    • Sells Optical products and services
    • Supports Optical care and services to Customers

    Minimum Qualifications


    • Enrolled in an accredited Optometry school.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications



    Company Summary


    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.
              

    Optometrist

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    Position Description


    Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects

    Ensures business needs are being met

    Evaluates patients' health condition across and within the full vision center scope of service (for example, visual acuity, visual function and eye health, keratometry, refraction) to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment

    Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

    Provides evidence-based vision care to ensure patient's health and well-being

    Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

    Represents the company in vision care and patient engagement

    Minimum Qualifications


    • Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school.

    • Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications


    • Completion of a post-graduate year one (PGY-1) in area of emphasis (for example, family practice, low vision care, pediatric or geriatric optometry, ocular disease).

    Company Summary


    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.
              

    Optometrist

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    Position Description


    Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects

    Ensures business needs are being met

    Evaluates patients' health condition across and within the full vision center scope of service (for example, visual acuity, visual function and eye health, keratometry, refraction) to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment

    Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

    Provides evidence-based vision care to ensure patient's health and well-being

    Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

    Represents the company in vision care and patient engagement

    Minimum Qualifications


    • Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school.

    • Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications


    • Completion of a post-graduate year one (PGY-1) in area of emphasis (for example, family practice, low vision care, pediatric or geriatric optometry, ocular disease).

    Company Summary


    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.
              

    Optometrist

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    Position Description


    Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects

    Ensures business needs are being met

    Evaluates patients' health condition across and within the full vision center scope of service (for example, visual acuity, visual function and eye health, keratometry, refraction) to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment

    Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

    Provides evidence-based vision care to ensure patient's health and well-being

    Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

    Represents the company in vision care and patient engagement

    Minimum Qualifications


    • Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school.

    • Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications


    • Completion of a post-graduate year one (PGY-1) in area of emphasis (for example, family practice, low vision care, pediatric or geriatric optometry, ocular disease).

    Company Summary


    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.
              

    Optometrist

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    Position Description


    Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects

    Ensures business needs are being met

    Evaluates patients' health condition across and within the full vision center scope of service (for example, visual acuity, visual function and eye health, keratometry, refraction) to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment

    Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

    Provides evidence-based vision care to ensure patient's health and well-being

    Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

    Represents the company in vision care and patient engagement

    Minimum Qualifications


    • Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school.

    • Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications


    • Completion of a post-graduate year one (PGY-1) in area of emphasis (for example, family practice, low vision care, pediatric or geriatric optometry, ocular disease).

    Company Summary


    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.
              

    Optometrist

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    Position Description


    Looking for an energetic Optometrist to run and established optometry business in a retail environment.

    Minimum Qualifications



    Additional Preferred Qualifications



    Company Summary


    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.
              

    'You'll never drought-proof Australia': new Bradfield scheme dismissed

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    The Queensland LNP has committed to building a 15-billion-dollar modernised version of the old Bradfield scheme of diverting river water to 'drought-proof' inland areas of the state.
              

    Do Australians feel that they're getting paid fairly?

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    Revelations that Woolworths underpaid close to 6,000 workers could see the retail giant fined billions of dollars.
              

    Productivity Commission push for more effective mental health services

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    Mental illness costs Australia about $180 billion a year according to the Productivity Commission and it says one in two of us will experience poor mental health at some point in our lives.
              

    Mental health costs Australian workplaces $17 billion a year

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    The Productivity Commission estimates mental health costs Australian workplaces $17 billion every year, with mental illness affecting absenteeism and general productivity.
              

    Billion dollar fund to boost nationwide power reliability

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    The Federal Government has announced it's putting a billion dollars towards a new fund to sure up power reliability across the country.
              

    After WeWork and Uber turmoil, SoftBank lurches into the red

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    SoftBank Group Corp. on Wednesday reported its first quarterly operating loss in 14 years — ¥704.4 billion (about $6.5 billion) — after writing down the ...
              

    Trading capacity attained a record level of profit

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    Last year the trading capacity reached a record level,  increasing export by 38 percent and import by 37 percent. Total trade profit  added up to 24.6 billion euros.The growth of global economy progressed quite fast in the first half of 2011, mainly due to the progression of  international trading and intense internal demand of developing economies.The year 2011 was successful to Estonian exporters. External demand and the growth of competitiveness during crisis helped to increase the export. The biggest growth, 1.7 times, happened in the machinery and appliances sector. The biggest export markets for Estonia were Sweden, Finland and Russia, accordingly 16, 15 and 11 percent of the total export.In 2011, import almost reached the growing pace of the export, extending to 37 percent. Similarly with the export, machinery and appliances were the biggest contributors to the growth, which increased 1.6 times within a year. 
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    Registered Nurse RN Medical Oncology

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    Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Registered Nurse (RN) Medical Oncology/5East Schedule: Full Time Days, 36 hours per week, 7a-7:30p, working weekend and holidays per unit rotation Are you looking for a company that places integrity over their bottom line? Here at  Terre Haute Regional Hospital,  part of the  Hospital Corporation of America (HCA),  our everyday decisions are founded on compassion.  Apply today and join a team that is dedicated to serving others in need. Terre Haute Regional Hospital   (THRH)  is a 278-bed Level II Trauma Center. Regional is the only full-service hospital in the area accredited by The Join Commission and has provided quality care for the local community for 135 years. We offer cardiovascular services, including open-heart and cardiac catheterization; oncology services, which include radiation therapy and outpatient infusion’ labor and delivery, including a neonatal intensive care unit; inpatient mental health unit; and other specialized care areas, including intensive care and inpatient rehabilitation units. We are dedicated to our Mission, Values and Vision and are committed to providing quality, individualized patient care to the communities we serve  THRH also strives to find the perfect life/work balance for our employees HCA  is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our Medical Oncology and nursing team.  Join us in our efforts to better our community! Our  35-bed Medical and Oncology Unit  offers exceptional care for patients being treated for a variety of medical conditions including COPD, Chronic Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and for those needing Radiation Therapy. At our facility, we value teamwork and compassion across the spectrum of care. See what some of our 5East/Medical Oncology team members have to say about being a part the HCA team : "First and foremost, I love the crew, both day shift and night shift are the best group of management, staff nurses and support staff that was ever brought together in one place. I wanted to find a home and that is what 5E has become to me!  “ "I love 5E because of the sense of family, a sisterhood squad away from home. I hear the patients say that too. That they would rather come to Regional instead because of the way they are received on this unit. I obviously love it here. I have spent most of my life on this unit! " Position summary:   This position is designed to plan, assess, implement, and evaluate the ongoing delivery of care to assigned patients.  Also performs nursing care in a holistic manner.  Assists the management/charge nurse with responsibilities as needed. In accordance with hospital policy, may insert I.V.’s, administer I.V. medications, and begin blood product transfusion. Evaluates patient’s signs and symptoms; records and reports results. Receives and transcribes/checks physician’s orders in a timely manner. Provides and documents patient and family education as needed. Maintains a current, written plan of nursing care or critical pathways for assigned patients. May function as a leader of nursing personnel and is responsible for their performance. Assists patients with activities of daily living including but not limited to bathing, positioning, range of motion, elimination, and ambulating. Performs efficiently with Meditech.  Maintains ongoing training and proficiency with Meditech. Coordinates admission through discharge plans with case manager, patient, and family. Actively participates in the orientation of new personnel. Floats to other units as needed. Qualifications Essential educational/licensure, skills and experience: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with current licensure by the Indiana State Board of Nursing as a Registered Professional Nurse. Have a basic knowledge of JCAHO, CMS and ISBH standards, rules and regulations. Have a basic knowledge of “performance improvements” concepts and unit activities. Certification: BLS and RN must be maintained throughout employment with Terre Haute Regional Hospital HCA Benefits 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, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per year, employee consumer discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan assistance up to $150 per month for FT employees. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity! If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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 (RN) Surgical ICU

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    Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Do you have the career opportunities you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the nation's largest provider of healthcare services as an RN in the ICU! HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious ICU RN to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here! 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 will include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment available for select roles and facilities, and employee discount program and more. Choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan that will best suit your needs. The RN is responsible for the observation, assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care; health teaching and counseling of the ill, injured, or infirm; and the promotion of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness of others. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed or authorized by a duly licensed practitioner authorized by the laws of this state to prescribe such medications and treatments Our ICU department consists of 10 bed MICU, 7 bed SICU and a 2 bed CVICU. Join the ICU team with the lowest turnover at HCA West Florida & the second lowest turnover at HCA nationwide! Qualifications EDUCATION Nursing Diploma or ASN; BSN preferred. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Current Florida RN license required or appropriate compact licensure. If compact license held, active FL RN license required within 90 days of hire. Current BLS Certification from the American Heart Association required. Current American Heart Association ACLS certification preferred (required within 6 months of hire). Current PALS/ENPC and NIHSS certifications preferred. QUALIFICATIONS One year previous experience in an acute care setting preferred. Prior critical care nursing care experience desired. Prior formal critical care (ECCO) training course preferred. Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Critical thinking, service excellence and good interpersonal communication skills, ability to read/comprehend written instructions, ability to follow verbal instructions, PC skills. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 237 bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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 (RN) Medical Surgical

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    Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time 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. Our Medical Surgical teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. We have a passion for creating positive patient interactions. If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise! We can offer you a benefits package that will best suit your family’s needs. You can choose from a variety of medical coverage plans that best your lifestyle. You also have the option to enroll in additional perks such as our matching 401k, medical, dental,and childcare flex spending accounts, life insurance and tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment available for select roles and facilities. Our Medical/Surgical Department is a 33-bed unit, offering exceptional care for the patients we serve. Our Medical/ Surgical patient profile ranges from a diabetic care patient to one who has just undergone an elective surgery. Qualifications EDUCATION Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Current licensure as an RN in Florida. Current BLS certification through the American Heart Association. QUALIFICATIONS Prior Med/Surg nursing experience desired. Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 237-bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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
              

    Registerd Nurse - Charge (RN) Rehabilitation

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    Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Rehabilitation department. Submit your application today! We value your contributions. Our employee recognition programs encourage our teams to raise the bar. We are currently seeking a Charge Rehab RN to join our family. Come be a part of the change! 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 will include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, an employee discount program and more. Choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan that will best suit your needs. Our Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation unit consists of 20-beds and tends to many different diagnoses with the majority of our patients being neuro, ortho, cardiac and debilitated patients. Qualifications EDUCATION Nursing Diploma or ASN; BSN preferred LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Current licensure as an RN in Florida or appropriate compact licensure. Current BLS certification through the American Heart Association. ASN;BSN preferred. QUALIFICATIONS Prior Rehab nursing experience desired. Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 237-bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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 (RN) Progressive Care

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    Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Progressive Care department. Submit your application today! We value your contributions. Our employee recognition programs encourage our teams to raise the bar. We are currently seeking a Progressive Care RN to join our family. Come be a part of the change! We can offer you a benefits package that will best suit your family’s needs. You can choose from a variety of medical coverage plans that best your lifestyle. You also have the option to enroll in additional perks such as our matching 401k, medical and childcare flex spending accounts, life insurance, tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment available for select roles and facilities. Our PCU unit consists of 33-beds and tends to stroke, neuro, and some tele patients. Qualifications EDUCATION Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Current licensure as an RN in Florida or appropriate compact licensure. Current BLS certification through the American Heart Association. ASN;BSN preferred. QUALIFICATIONS Prior PCU nursing experience desired. Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 237-bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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 (RN) Surgical ICU

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    Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Do you have the career opportunities you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the nation's largest provider of healthcare services as an RN in the ICU! HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious ICU RN to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here! 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 will include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment available for select roles and facilities, and employee discount program and more. Choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan that will best suit your needs. The RN is responsible for the observation, assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care; health teaching and counseling of the ill, injured, or infirm; and the promotion of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness of others. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed or authorized by a duly licensed practitioner authorized by the laws of this state to prescribe such medications and treatments Our ICU department consists of 10 bed MICU, 7 bed SICU and a 2 bed CVICU. Join the ICU team with the lowest turnover at HCA West Florida & the second lowest turnover at HCA nationwide! Qualifications EDUCATION Nursing Diploma or ASN; BSN preferred. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Current Florida RN license required or appropriate compact licensure. If compact license held, active FL RN license required within 90 days of hire. Current BLS Certification from the American Heart Association required. Current American Heart Association ACLS certification preferred (required within 6 months of hire). Current PALS/ENPC and NIHSS certifications preferred. QUALIFICATIONS One year previous experience in an acute care setting preferred. Prior critical care nursing care experience desired. Prior formal critical care (ECCO) training course preferred. Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Critical thinking, service excellence and good interpersonal communication skills, ability to read/comprehend written instructions, ability to follow verbal instructions, PC skills. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 237 bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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
              

    Charge (RN) Med/Surg Cardiac Tele

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    Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time 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 Our Medical Surgical teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. We have a passion for creating positive patient interactions. If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise! 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 will include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment available for select roles and facilities, and employee discount program and more. Choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan that will best suit your needs. Our Medical/Surgical Department is a 20-bed unit, offering exceptional care for the patients we serve. Our Med/Surg Cardiac Tele unit patient profile ranges from a diabetic care patient to one who has just undergone an elective surgery. Qualifications EDUCATION Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Current licensure as an RN in Florida. Current BLS certification through the American Heart Association. QUALIFICATIONS Prior Med/Surg nursing experience desired. Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 237 bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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 (RN) Post-Surgical

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    Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Post-Surgical department. Submit your application today! We value your contributions. Our employee recognition programs encourage our teams to raise the bar. We are currently seeking a Post-Surgical  Med/Surg RN to join our family. Come be a part of the change! 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 will include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment available for select roles and facilities, and employee discount program and more. Choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan that will best suit your needs. Our Surgical department is a fast pace 34 beds unit and prepares and recovers patients for a variety of surgeries . Qualifications EDUCATION Nursing Diploma or ASN; BSN preferred. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Current licensure as an RN in Florida or appropriate compact licensure. Current BLS certification through the American Heart Association. ASN;BSN preferred. QUALIFICATIONS Prior Med/Surg nursing experience desired. Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 237 bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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 (RN) Med/Surg Post-Surgical

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    Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Post-Surgical department. Submit your application today! We value your contributions. Our employee recognition programs encourage our teams to raise the bar. We are currently seeking a Post-Surgical  Med/Surg RN to join our family. Come be a part of the change! 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 will include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment available for select roles and facilities, and employee discount program and more. Choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan that will best suit your needs. Our Surgical department is a fast pace 34-beds unit and prepares and recovers patients for a variety of surgeries . Qualifications EDUCATION Nursing Diploma or ASN; BSN preferred. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Current licensure as an RN in Florida or appropriate compact licensure. Current BLS certification through the American Heart Association. ASN;BSN preferred. QUALIFICATIONS Prior Med/Surg nursing experience desired. Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 237-bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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 (RN) Med/Surg Cardiac Tele

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    Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time 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. Our Medical Surgical teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. We have a passion for creating positive patient interactions. If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise! 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 will include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment available for select roles and facilities, and employee discount program and more. Choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan that will best suit your needs. Our Medical/Surgical Department is a 20-bed unit, offering exceptional care for the patients we serve. Our Med/Surg Cardiac Tele unit patient profile ranges from a diabetic care patient to one who has just undergone an elective surgery. Qualifications EDUCATION Nursing Diploma or ASN; BSN preferred. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Current Florida RN license required or appropriate compact licensure. If compact license held, active FL RN license required within 90 days of hire. Current BLS Certification from the American Heart Association required. Current American Heart Association ACLS certification preferred. Current PALS/ENPC and NIHSS certifications preferred. QUALIFICATIONS One year previous experience in an acute care setting preferred. Prior Medical, Surgical, Telemetry nursing care experience desired. Prior formal telemetry training course preferred. Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Critical thinking, service excellence and good interpersonal communication skills, ability to read/comprehend written instructions, ability to follow verbal instructions, PC skills. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 237-bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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 (RN) Rehab

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    Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Rehabilitation department. Submit your application today! We value your contributions. Our employee recognition programs encourage our teams to raise the bar. We are currently seeking a Rehab RN to join our family. Come be a part of the change! 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 will include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, an employee discount program and more. Choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan that will best suit your needs. Our Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation unit consists of 20-beds and tends to many different diagnoses with the majority of our patients being neuro, ortho, cardiac and debilitated patients. Qualifications EDUCATION Nursing Diploma or ASN; BSN preferred LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Current licensure as an RN in Florida or appropriate compact licensure. Current BLS certification through the American Heart Association. ASN;BSN preferred. QUALIFICATIONS Prior Rehab nursing experience desired. Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 237-bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. 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
              

    Sales Account Executive - Tulsa

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    Summary Our Associates earn an average of $55-$65K Take home up to $3,600 bonus in your first 6 weeks + paid training! DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story. Opportunity is here. We are DISH. Job Duties and Responsibilities As a Retention Associate Acc ount Executive, you will be responsible for retaining customers by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm about our pricing, service, and technology. Those new to retention love the experience of re-selling the value of our products and services, with 100% inbound calls and absolutely no cold-calling! At DISH we dedicate time for continual development and advancement opportunities for ALL associates. With an hourly base rate PLUS uncapped commission AND incentive pay during training our employees are maximizing their income potential. The average total compensation is 55k-65k with top performers earning over six figures ! Build quick rapport with existing customers using your assertiveness and confidence to educate them on the value of remaining a DISH customer Apply sales methodologies and problem-solving strategies to best position DISH's products and services while providing long-term, individualized solutions to customers and closing all sales with integrity Use web-based tools to stay current on industry-wide products, features, and services Consistently exceed in all metrics Skills - Experience and Requirements Do you have what it takes? Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to achieve Tech savvy with the ability to smoothly find your way around a desktop computer Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and is consistently striving to be a top performer Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner Adaptable and flexible to change. Willing to work the shift and hours it takes to get the job done Sales experience will make a huge difference in your ability to take on this challenge - though not required College degree preferred FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE: Medical, Dental and Vision 401K with company match + profit sharing Paid Training + Generous Training Bonus eligibility for meeting requirements in your first 6 weeks Paid time off and holidays Life and short/long term disability insurance Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program Tuition reimbursement Highly discounted DISH and Sling programming High-end Rewards and Recognition program to include shopping sprees, luxurious dinning, exciting travel destinations, and top of the line merchandise We need driven individuals who can adapt as we continue to grow and who are motivated to advance while taking on new responsibilities. We love to promote employees from within and offer Associate's exciting career path opportunities with generous compensation increases!
              

    Sales Associate - Tulsa

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    Summary Our Associates earn an average of $55-$65K Take home up to $3,600 bonus in your first 6 weeks + paid training! DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story. Opportunity is here. We are DISH. Job Duties and Responsibilities As a Retention Associate Acc ount Executive, you will be responsible for retaining customers by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm about our pricing, service, and technology. Those new to retention love the experience of re-selling the value of our products and services, with 100% inbound calls and absolutely no cold-calling! At DISH we dedicate time for continual development and advancement opportunities for ALL associates. With an hourly base rate PLUS uncapped commission AND incentive pay during training our employees are maximizing their income potential. The average total compensation is 55k-65k with top performers earning over six figures ! Build quick rapport with existing customers using your assertiveness and confidence to educate them on the value of remaining a DISH customer Apply sales methodologies and problem-solving strategies to best position DISH's products and services while providing long-term, individualized solutions to customers and closing all sales with integrity Use web-based tools to stay current on industry-wide products, features, and services Consistently exceed in all metrics Skills - Experience and Requirements Do you have what it takes? Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to achieve Tech savvy with the ability to smoothly find your way around a desktop computer Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and is consistently striving to be a top performer Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner Adaptable and flexible to change. Willing to work the shift and hours it takes to get the job done Sales experience will make a huge difference in your ability to take on this challenge - though not required College degree preferred FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE: Medical, Dental and Vision 401K with company match + profit sharing Paid Training + Generous Training Bonus eligibility for meeting requirements in your first 6 weeks Paid time off and holidays Life and short/long term disability insurance Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program Tuition reimbursement Highly discounted DISH and Sling programming High-end Rewards and Recognition program to include shopping sprees, luxurious dinning, exciting travel destinations, and top of the line merchandise We need driven individuals who can adapt as we continue to grow and who are motivated to advance while taking on new responsibilities. We love to promote employees from within and offer Associate's exciting career path opportunities with generous compensation increases!
              

    Sales Associate - Uncapped Commission - Tulsa

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    Summary Our Associates earn an average of $55-$65K Take home up to $3,600 bonus in your first 6 weeks + paid training! DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story. Opportunity is here. We are DISH. Job Duties and Responsibilities As a Retention Associate Acc ount Executive, you will be responsible for retaining customers by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm about our pricing, service, and technology. Those new to retention love the experience of re-selling the value of our products and services, with 100% inbound calls and absolutely no cold-calling! At DISH we dedicate time for continual development and advancement opportunities for ALL associates. With an hourly base rate PLUS uncapped commission AND incentive pay during training our employees are maximizing their income potential. The average total compensation is 55k-65k with top performers earning over six figures ! Build quick rapport with existing customers using your assertiveness and confidence to educate them on the value of remaining a DISH customer Apply sales methodologies and problem-solving strategies to best position DISH's products and services while providing long-term, individualized solutions to customers and closing all sales with integrity Use web-based tools to stay current on industry-wide products, features, and services Consistently exceed in all metrics Skills - Experience and Requirements Do you have what it takes? Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to achieve Tech savvy with the ability to smoothly find your way around a desktop computer Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and is consistently striving to be a top performer Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner Adaptable and flexible to change. Willing to work the shift and hours it takes to get the job done Sales experience will make a huge difference in your ability to take on this challenge - though not required College degree preferred FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE: Medical, Dental and Vision 401K with company match + profit sharing Paid Training + Generous Training Bonus eligibility for meeting requirements in your first 6 weeks Paid time off and holidays Life and short/long term disability insurance Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program Tuition reimbursement Highly discounted DISH and Sling programming High-end Rewards and Recognition program to include shopping sprees, luxurious dinning, exciting travel destinations, and top of the line merchandise We need driven individuals who can adapt as we continue to grow and who are motivated to advance while taking on new responsibilities. We love to promote employees from within and offer Associate's exciting career path opportunities with generous compensation increases!
              

    Sales Associate - Paid Training - Tulsa

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    Summary Our Associates earn an average of $55-$65K Take home up to $3,600 bonus in your first 6 weeks + paid training! DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story. Opportunity is here. We are DISH. Job Duties and Responsibilities As a Retention Associate Acc ount Executive, you will be responsible for retaining customers by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm about our pricing, service, and technology. Those new to retention love the experience of re-selling the value of our products and services, with 100% inbound calls and absolutely no cold-calling! At DISH we dedicate time for continual development and advancement opportunities for ALL associates. With an hourly base rate PLUS uncapped commission AND incentive pay during training our employees are maximizing their income potential. The average total compensation is 55k-65k with top performers earning over six figures ! Build quick rapport with existing customers using your assertiveness and confidence to educate them on the value of remaining a DISH customer Apply sales methodologies and problem-solving strategies to best position DISH's products and services while providing long-term, individualized solutions to customers and closing all sales with integrity Use web-based tools to stay current on industry-wide products, features, and services Consistently exceed in all metrics Skills - Experience and Requirements Do you have what it takes? Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to achieve Tech savvy with the ability to smoothly find your way around a desktop computer Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and is consistently striving to be a top performer Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner Adaptable and flexible to change. Willing to work the shift and hours it takes to get the job done Sales experience will make a huge difference in your ability to take on this challenge - though not required College degree preferred FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE: Medical, Dental and Vision 401K with company match + profit sharing Paid Training + Generous Training Bonus eligibility for meeting requirements in your first 6 weeks Paid time off and holidays Life and short/long term disability insurance Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program Tuition reimbursement Highly discounted DISH and Sling programming High-end Rewards and Recognition program to include shopping sprees, luxurious dinning, exciting travel destinations, and top of the line merchandise We need driven individuals who can adapt as we continue to grow and who are motivated to advance while taking on new responsibilities. We love to promote employees from within and offer Associate's exciting career path opportunities with generous compensation increases!
              

    Associate Account Executive- Customer Retention

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    Summary Our Associates earn an average of $55-$65K Take home up to $3,600 bonus in your first 6 weeks + paid training! DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story. Opportunity is here. We are DISH. Job Duties and Responsibilities As a Retention Associate Acc ount Executive, you will be responsible for retaining customers by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm about our pricing, service, and technology. Those new to retention love the experience of re-selling the value of our products and services, with 100% inbound calls and absolutely no cold-calling! At DISH we dedicate time for continual development and advancement opportunities for ALL associates. With an hourly base rate PLUS uncapped commission AND incentive pay during training our employees are maximizing their income potential. The average total compensation is 55k-65k with top performers earning over six figures ! Build quick rapport with existing customers using your assertiveness and confidence to educate them on the value of remaining a DISH customer Apply sales methodologies and problem-solving strategies to best position DISH's products and services while providing long-term, individualized solutions to customers and closing all sales with integrity Use web-based tools to stay current on industry-wide products, features, and services Consistently exceed in all metrics Skills - Experience and Requirements Do you have what it takes? Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to achieve Tech savvy with the ability to smoothly find your way around a desktop computer Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and is consistently striving to be a top performer Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner Adaptable and flexible to change. Willing to work the shift and hours it takes to get the job done Sales experience will make a huge difference in your ability to take on this challenge - though not required College degree preferred FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE: Medical, Dental and Vision 401K with company match + profit sharing Paid Training + Generous Training Bonus eligibility for meeting requirements in your first 6 weeks Paid time off and holidays Life and short/long term disability insurance Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program Tuition reimbursement Highly discounted DISH and Sling programming High-end Rewards and Recognition program to include shopping sprees, luxurious dinning, exciting travel destinations, and top of the line merchandise We need driven individuals who can adapt as we continue to grow and who are motivated to advance while taking on new responsibilities. We love to promote employees from within and offer Associate's exciting career path opportunities with generous compensation increases!
              

    Sales Associate - Customer Growth - Tulsa

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    Summary Our Associates earn an average of $55-$65K Take home up to $3,600 bonus in your first 6 weeks + paid training! DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story. Opportunity is here. We are DISH. Job Duties and Responsibilities As a Retention Associate Acc ount Executive, you will be responsible for retaining customers by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm about our pricing, service, and technology. Those new to retention love the experience of re-selling the value of our products and services, with 100% inbound calls and absolutely no cold-calling! At DISH we dedicate time for continual development and advancement opportunities for ALL associates. With an hourly base rate PLUS uncapped commission AND incentive pay during training our employees are maximizing their income potential. The average total compensation is 55k-65k with top performers earning over six figures ! Build quick rapport with existing customers using your assertiveness and confidence to educate them on the value of remaining a DISH customer Apply sales methodologies and problem-solving strategies to best position DISH's products and services while providing long-term, individualized solutions to customers and closing all sales with integrity Use web-based tools to stay current on industry-wide products, features, and services Consistently exceed in all metrics Skills - Experience and Requirements Do you have what it takes? Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to achieve Tech savvy with the ability to smoothly find your way around a desktop computer Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and is consistently striving to be a top performer Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner Adaptable and flexible to change. Willing to work the shift and hours it takes to get the job done Sales experience will make a huge difference in your ability to take on this challenge - though not required College degree preferred FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE: Medical, Dental and Vision 401K with company match + profit sharing Paid Training + Generous Training Bonus eligibility for meeting requirements in your first 6 weeks Paid time off and holidays Life and short/long term disability insurance Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program Tuition reimbursement Highly discounted DISH and Sling programming High-end Rewards and Recognition program to include shopping sprees, luxurious dinning, exciting travel destinations, and top of the line merchandise We need driven individuals who can adapt as we continue to grow and who are motivated to advance while taking on new responsibilities. We love to promote employees from within and offer Associate's exciting career path opportunities with generous compensation increases!
              

    Part Time School Bus Driver

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    Now Hiring Part-Time School Bus Drivers in Council Bluffs, IA-- $16.70/HR Starting Wage & $750.00 Sign-On Bonus! No experience necessary! We train! Questions? 712-320-8999 1430 8th Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA, 51501 At First Student, our Bus Drivers are an integral part of the communities they serve. They are committed to safety, customer service and have genuine, caring attitudes for children. We are your friends, family, and neighbors! We are proud to offer: $16.70/HR Starting Wage $750.00 Sign-On Bonus  (Inexperienced and Experienced Drivers)** Paid CDL Training No nights, weekends or holidays unless you choose to work them Summer work available Opportunities for advancement Benefits for part-time employment Ask about our child ride along program. As a First Student Bus Driver, your major responsibilities will be to: Safely transports passengers Perform pre/post trip vehicle inspections Assists students in the loading and unloading process Requirements of a School Bus Driver: Good verbal communication skills At least 21 years old Valid driver’s license for at least 3 years Be subject to a background check, drug screen & physical Through our commitment to putting customers first, dedication to safety, and ambition to deliver the best means we’ve created a working environment that you’ll love. And, because we’re a huge company with 120,000 staff and over 2.5 billion customers worldwide, you’ll also enjoy real security, a brilliant future, and fantastic training. Apply today to become a part of our team! **Conditions Apply, Offer Ends 11/30/2019 Equal Opportunity Employer FirstGroup is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status
              

    Changpeng Zhao Claims Over A Billion People Are Behind Bitcoin

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    Blockchain project announces the completion of $5 million funding round Big names contribute to the round Arweave and permaweb Arweave, a blockchain project designed to combat link rot and build a permanently accessible web, has announced the completion of a $5 million funding round . The funding,…
              

    Stellar Burns More Than 50% of XLM in Circulation — Price Spikes as a Result

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    Today, the Stellar development foundation announced that it had burned 55 billion out of a total of 105 billion XLM, leaving only 50 billion in existence. The foundation stated that this is not a diversion from their current mission, but rather a way to make the fund more efficient. The foundation…
              

    So far, game spending is over $27 billion for 2019 in the US

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    Consumers in the United States have spent just over $27 billion on video games and related goods in 2019, a slight 1 percent increase from the same 9 month period in 2018. ...


              

    Dr. Stephen Hahn formally nominated to be next FDA commissioner

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    The Trump administration on Tuesday formally nominated Dr. Stephen Hahn to be the next commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, sending his nomination to the US Senate.

    While the Senate considers Hahn's nomination, Dr. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, is to lead the FDA.

    The previous acting commissioner of the FDA, Dr. Ned Sharpless, will return to his role as the director of the National Cancer Institute, HHS said last week. By law, Sharpless was only allowed to serve a total of 210 days under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. His tenure ended at 5 p.m. ET Friday. Sharpless took the role of acting commissioner after former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb resigned from the agency in March.

    Hahn is a well-known radiation oncology expert and is the current chief medical executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has been a professor of radiation oncology since January 2015.

    Asked to describe himself when he was appointed to the leadership position at MD Anderson, Hahn used one word: "Energetic."

    If confirmed by the Senate, the 59-year-old will run an agency that employs more than 17,000 people and has a $5.7 billion budget.

    The agency protects public health by regulating much more than the food and drugs mentioned in the department's name. The FDA regulates medical devices, tobacco, alcohol, veterinary products, vaccines, blood, microwave ovens, nail polish and much more.

    The American Association for Cancer Research on Friday applauded the nomination of Hahn in a news release.

    "I have seen firsthand Dr. Hahn's extraordinary dedication and commitment to cancer patients, and the AACR is extremely confident that he will be an outstanding leader for the FDA," Dr. Margaret Foti, chief executive officer of the AACR, said in a statement Friday.

    "Dr. Hahn, who is board certified in both radiation and medical oncology, is esteemed for the breadth and depth of his scientific knowledge and expertise, and he has consistently advocated for a drug review process at the FDA that is both science-directed and patient-focused," Foti said.

    Hahn has been a member of the AACR since 1999.

    At MD Anderson, Hahn manages a $5.2 billion operating budget, 20,300 employees, 7,000 trainees and more than 3,000 volunteers, according to the hospital.

    MD Anderson is one of the world's largest cancer centers. It is ranked No. 1 in the United States for cancer care, according to the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" survey. It cared for more than 141,000 patients in 2018.

    CNN's Matt Hoye contributed to this report.

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    California governor says state could take over PG&E

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    The state of California could take over Pacific Gas and Electric if the utility company does not pull itself out of bankruptcy by the middle of next year, California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a news conference Friday.

    "PG&E as we know it may or may not be able to figure this out. If they cannot, we are not going to sit around and be passive," Newsom said. "If Pacific Gas and Electric is unable to secure its own fate and future ... then the state will prepare itself as backup for a scenario where we do that job for them."

    The Northern California utility, which has come under fire recently for cutting power to thousands of people as part of its plan to prevent wildfires, filed for bankruptcy protection in January while facing billions of dollars in claims tied to deadly fires. Newsom said that his office aims to get the company out of bankruptcy by June 30, 2020 by first working on a plan with PG&E and other stakeholders.

    "We want to bring everyone together, we want to broker a deal. It's what we do," he said.

    But if an agreement isn't reached, he said, the state could step in.

    "PG&E as we know it cannot persist and continue," the governor said, adding that the company has to be "completely transformed, culturally transformed, operationally transformed with a safety culture first and foremost as part of that fundamental transformation."

    PG&E has been criticized recently for a practice known as Public Safety Preventative Shutoffs (PSPS), which intentionally cuts electricity to avoid causing fires during high winds and dry conditions. The utility giant cut power to thousands of customers on multiple dates in October as California faced strong winds that PG&E said posed wildfire threats. The utility's equipment has been blamed for starting deadly wildfires in the state in the past, and the company has filed reports saying that its equipment may again be linked to at least three of the more than a dozen fires of the past week.
    Newsom has been among the critics of the preemptive shutoffs.

    "We cannot afford the kind of PSPSes we've experienced over the course of the last week. We had people out in some circumstances for one full week without power," Newsom said. "You gotta consider the life impacts of these power cutoffs."

     

    PG&E gives customers credit on their bills

     

    After an October 9 shutoff, Newsom demanded that PG&E "be held accountable" and provide rebates or credits after leaving thousands in the dark and some customers without power for days.

    "Californians should not pay the price for decades of PG&E's greed and neglect," Newsom said in a news release. "PG&E's mismanagement of the power shutoffs experienced last week was unacceptable."

    The city of San Jose said the shutoff had cost it at least half a million dollars.

    On Tuesday, PG&E said in a news release that it will give a one-time credit of $100 to residential customers and $250 to business customers on their bills. The company said it is sending reimbursements for the specific event "due to the hardship caused by the website and communications issues," not because of political pressure.

     

    Employees threatened

     

    While Newsom has been critical of the company, he has also defended its employees from frustrated customers.

    "Treat your PG&E workers with respect," Newsom urged the public. "They're your community members. They didn't create this mess, they're trying to fix it."

    Some PG&E employees have received death threats in response to the shutoffs, PG&E CEO Bill Johnson said Wednesday while thousands in the region were still without power following a preventative shutoff.

    "Our employees in the field have repeatedly been the targets of misguided attacks. Not just verbal abuse, but threats on their lives," Johnson said. "One was assaulted after being cornered in his vehicle. Several have been shot at."

    CNN's Dave Alsup, Christina Maxouris and Sarah Moon contributed to this report.

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    President Trump nominates Stephen Hahn as new FDA commissioner

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    President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn to be the next head of the US Food and Drug Administration.

    The acting commissioner of the FDA, Dr. Ned Sharpless, will return to his role as the director of the National Cancer Institute, according to a press release from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

    By law, Sharpless was only allowed to serve a total of 210 days under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. His tenure ended Friday at 5 p.m. ET.

    Hahn is a well-known radiation oncology expert and is the current chief medical executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where has been a professor of radiation oncology since January 2015.

    Asked to describe himself when he was appointed to the leadership position at MD Anderson, Hahn used one word: "Energetic."

    The 59-year-old will need that energy to run an agency that employs more than 17,000 people and has a $5.7 billion budget.

    The agency protects public health by regulating much more than the food and drugs mentioned in the department's name. The FDA regulates medical devices, tobacco, alcohol, veterinary products, vaccines, blood, microwave ovens, nail polish and much more.

    Helping run the daily operations of MD Anderson, Hahn currently manages a $5.2 billion operating budget, 20,300 employees, 7,000 trainees and more than 3,000 volunteers, according to the hospital.

    MD Anderson is one of the world's largest cancer centers. It is ranked No. 1 in the United States for cancer care, according to the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" survey.

    It cares for more than 141,000 patients in 2018. It is known as a leading cancer research center, earning the most number of grants from the National Cancer Institute, according to the center. Its staff even includes a 2018 Nobel Prize winner.

    At MD Anderson, Hahn had a good reputation for turning its budget around. The center faced serious financial losses in 2016, according to the Houston Chronicle. The paper said when Hahn noticed the problem, he "laid out a slide presentation to top officials that showed the elite Houston hospital was on track to lose up to $450 million in the new fiscal year without swift and decisive action."

    "We were in a financial crisis, if you will, and that we had to move in a certain direction," Hahn told the Cancer Letter in 2017 in an extensive interview about that time in his work. He oversaw the largest layoffs in the cancer center history, but the center moved back into solid financial territory.

    Money challenges weren't the only test of Hahn's leadership. This year, when MD Anderson received notification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that it could become ineligible for reimbursements after investigations found violations with its labs, Hahn publicly promised to fix the problems and took responsibility. MD Anderson explained that corrective action is ongoing, according to a letter MD Anderson sent CMS.

    Hahn was first brought to MD Anderson in 2015 to run its radiation oncology division and was appointed chief medical executive in June 2018.

    Before his work in Texas, Hahn was chairman of radiation oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 2005 to 2014. As vice chairman for research, he led the expansion of the department's research base, which regularly ranked first or second for NIH funding, according to the school.

    In 2009, Hahn testified on Capitol Hill, taking responsibility for a doctor who worked for him who had botched the prostate cancer care of dozens of military veterans, according to Hahn's testimony. He asked the doctor to resign and created a new system to prevent future mistakes.

    As a clinician, Hahn specialized in treating lung and genitourinary cancers. He is listed as an author on more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications that focus on topics including proton therapy, radiotherapy and cost-effective treatments.

    In the early 1990s, Hahn worked in Santa Rosa, California, as a medical and radiation oncologist, and took a leadership role early in his career as chief resident of internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He worked from 1993-1995 in Bethesda, Maryland, as chief of the National Cancer Institute's prostate cancer clinic.

    Hahn graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology from Rice University in 1980. He went to medical school in Philadelphia at Temple University, graduating in 1984.

    The same year he graduated, Hahn married Lota Leigh Morning at the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, according to the local paper at the time. Hahn told MD Anderson that the worst advice he was ever given was to "never get married."

    "If I'd listened to that advice, I'd have missed spending my life with my best friend," he told MD Anderson.

    The couple have four children and a rescue dog.

    Their online presence shows a love of wine and travel to Italy. He told MD Anderson that he gets up at 4 a.m. every day to read and work out, and if he wasn't a doctor, he'd be running a vineyard.

    Hahn has been a Republican donor, according to Federal Election Commission records. Unlike some other FDA leaders, Hahn has received very little money from the medical device and drug industries. According to CMS' Open Payments database, Hahn received $1,021.40 in lodging and travel money from a radiation oncology device company in 2017 — much less than others in his field, according to the report.

    To get the top FDA job, Hahn will have to be approved by the Senate. He would inherit an agency that since March has been going through an agency-wide reorganization.

    Sharpless has been the acting FDA commissioner since April and had the backing to become the agency's permanent head by dozens of medical associations and past FDA commissioners who sent letters to the White House advocating on his behalf in September.

    The agency is managing a vaping crisis that has killed at least 37 people nationwide and has raised real concerns about the safety and regulation of e-cigarettes. The country's opioid crisis has 1.7 million Americans struggling with addiction and there were more than 70,200 overdose deaths in 2017, according to the CDC. There are also challenges involving delays in drug approvals, as well as problems with the manufacturing safety of drugs.

    On Friday, medical associations praised Hahn for his work.

    "For several years, I served with Dr. Hahn on a National Cancer Institute study section, and I always found him to be an extremely thoughtful and science-oriented grant reviewer," said American Association for Cancer Research President-elect Dr. Antoni Ribas, in a statement. Ribas is a professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. "He has always put the interests of patients first, by embracing the importance of regulatory science to truly inform and improve the way new cancer medicines are evaluated for safety and efficacy."

    "We welcome the nomination of a permanent FDA commissioner at a time when the agency's role to protect and promote public health is only growing in importance," said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown in a statement. "Should Dr. Hahn be confirmed, we look forward to working with him to aggressively advance public health priorities in areas including tobacco control, nutrition, drug and device development and review and more."

    Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that President Donald Trump has not yet nominated Dr. Stephen Hahn. It has also been updated to include the correct U.S. News & World Report ranking.

    CNN's Amanda Sealy contributed to this report.

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    95% of tested baby foods in US contain toxic metals, report says

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    Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday.

    Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals.

    One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe.

    The results mimicked a previous study by the Food and Drug Administration that found one or more of the same metals in 33 of 39 types of baby food tested.

    Foods with the highest risk for neurotoxic harm were rice-based products, sweet potatoes and fruit juices, the analysis found.

    "Even in the trace amounts found in food, these contaminants can alter the developing brain and erode a child's IQ. The impacts add up with each meal or snack a baby eats," the report said.

    The tests were commissioned by Healthy Babies Bright Futures, which calls itself an alliance of scientists, nonprofit organizations and donors trying to reduce exposures to neurotoxic chemicals during the first months of life.

    Rice-based foods

    Infant rice cereal, rice dishes and rice-based snacks topped the list of most toxic foods for babies.

    "These popular baby foods are not only high in inorganic arsenic, the most toxic form of arsenic, but also are nearly always contaminated with all four toxic metals," the report said.

    Prior research has shown that even low levels of arsenic exposure can impact a baby's neurodevelopment. A 2004 study looked at children in Bangladesh who were exposed to arsenic in drinking water, and it found that they scored significantly lower on intellectual tests. A meta-analysis of studies on the topic found that a 50% increase in arsenic levels in urine would be associated with a 0.4-point decrease in the IQ of children between the ages of 5 and 15.

    Arsenic is a natural element found in soil, water and air, with the inorganic form being the most toxic. ("Inorganic" is a chemical term and has nothing to do with the method of farming.)

    Because rice is grown in water, it is especially good at absorbing inorganic arsenic and, according to the Food and Drug Administration, has the highest concentration of any food.

    And in this case, brown and wild rice are the worst offenders, because the milling process used to create white rice removes the outer layers, where much of the arsenic concentrates.

    And you can't rely on organic either. A 2012 study found that brown rice syrup, a frequent sweetener in organic foods, was also a source of significant levels of arsenic. One "organic" milk formula marketed to toddlers had levels of inorganic arsenic that were six times the levels currently considered safe by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

    In the Healthy Babies analysis, four of seven rice cereals contained the most toxic form of arsenic in levels higher than the FDA's proposed action level of 100 parts per billion (ppb).

    Action needed

    Urgent action is needed by major baby food companies and the FDA, the report said. While the FDA has been investigating how to reduce exposure and some levels of arsenic in rice and juice are lower than a decade ago, exposure is still too high.

    "When FDA acts, companies respond. We need the FDA to use their authority more effectively, and much more quickly, to reduce toxic heavy metals in baby foods," said study author Jane Houlihan, research director for Healthy Babies Better Futures, in a statement.

    What can parents do

    The analysis looked at which baby foods are highest risk, and offered safer alternatives.

    Puff rice snacks and cereals

    Rice cereal is the top source of arsenic in a baby's diet because it is often used as a first food; rice puffs and other rice flour snacks also contain high levels. Healthy Babies suggested cereals low in arsenic, such as oatmeal and multigrain cereals, and rice-free packaged snacks.

    Pediatrician Tanya Altmann, author of "What to Feed Your Baby" echoes the advice of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advises parents to offer a wide variety of first foods including grains such as oats, barley, wheat and quinoa.

    "Best first foods for infants are avocado, pureed veggies, peanut-butter oatmeal and salmon," Altmann told CNN in a prior interview. "They all provide important nutrients that babies need, help develop their taste buds to prefer healthy food and may decrease food allergies."

    She believes meats are a better source of iron and zinc for babies than rice cereal, "so I haven't been recommending rice cereal as a first food for several years."

    If you do choose to cook rice for your toddler, Healthy Babies recommends cooking rice in extra water and pouring it off before eating. That will cut arsenic levels by 60%, they say, based on FDA studies.

    "For the lowest levels, buy basmati rice grown in California, India, and Pakistan. White rice has less arsenic than brown rice," the report said.

    Teething foods

    Teething biscuits can contain arsenic, lead and cadmium, the report said. Instead, soothe your baby's pain with frozen bananas, a peeled and chilled cucumber or a clean, wet washcloth -- but be sure to watch for choking.

    Drinks

    Juice is often the go-to drink for parents, but it's not a good option, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Juices are high in sugar, lack fiber, and can contribute to tooth decay and later obesity. Apple, pear, grape and other fruit juices can also contain some lead and arsenic, so frequent use is a top source of these heavy metals.

    Instead, experts say water and milk are best choices, depending on the age of the child. Babies under six months only need breast milk and formula. The drinks of choice for a child's second year of life should be water and whole milk. Between age 2 and 5 parents should move to skim or low-fat milk and keep pushing water to hydrate their children.

    At all ages, juice should be kept to a minimum. One tip: add water to make the juice last longer and always be sure the drink is 100% juice.

    Fruits and veggies

    While sweet potatoes and carrots are great sources of vitamin A and other key nutrients, the report found they are also high in lead and cadmium. Go ahead and feed your child these veggies, but be sure to add many other colorful fruits and vegetables to add variety.

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    Specialist - Informatic - Clinical

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    We Are Hiring Specialist - Informatic - Clinical - Management Information Systems - FT Days - Lourdes Hospital - Binghamton, NY M-F 8 to 4:30, occasional Saturday or Sunday, travel to locations other than hospital, valid drivers license and reliable transportation required. Why Join Ascension? Lourdes, based in Binghamton, New York, is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. The main hospital campus includes medical, surgical and specialty nursing units, an Ambulatory Care Center, Breast Care Center, a Regional Cancer Center and numerous specialty practices. Reaching beyond the main hospital campus, Lourdes has established a network of primary care providers at 12 convenient sites throughout the region; and the Lourdes at Home and Hospice programs which care for patients in their homes and various nursing facilities. Two mobile mammography vans, a dental van and a medical services van deliver health services out into the region, making health care more easily accessible to surrounding communities. Lourdes is part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. What You Will Do As a Clinical Informatic Specialist with Lourdes Hospital, you will have the opportunity to analyze, manage and communicate health information through clinical information systems and applications. You will: Conduct analysis of clinical and organizational needs. Identify, design and evaluate clinical information systems and applications. Participate in the development of organizational policies and initiatives related to collecting, managing and communicating clinical information. Ensure information systems policies, procedures and technologies comply with applicable laws and regulations. Design and deliver training materials to educate users about information technologies. Participate in EMR design, build, implementation and training for new providers or practices. Act as an agent of change to help promote organization adoption of EMR and workflow to optimize patient safety and experience. Recruit clinicians for work groups. Meet with clinicians for competency validation. What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration: Preferred Credential(s): Registered Nurse credentialed from the  New York Board of Nursing. Education & Work Experience: High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required. Prefer Masters in Informatics or Education. 3 years of experience preferred. Equal Employment Opportunity As an equal opportunity employer, Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital (Lourdes) complies with all applicable employment laws and regulations.  In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Lourdes are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Lourdes does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Lourdes is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf EEO is the Law Poster Supplement   http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
              

    Which States Are Riding The Recreational Marijuana Wave?

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    An analysis commissioned by Illinois lawmakers estimated recreational marijuana sales in the range of $1.6 to $2.5 billion and state revenue in the range of $443 to $676 million each year.
              

    Hybris DevOps Engineer - Cranston

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    Requisition Number: 70537 Insight is looking to add a dynamic Sr Hybris DevOps Engineer to join our Global team that will work on designing, developing and supporting the Hybris platform to connect with our global SAP ERP system.  If you meet the qualifications below and desire to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment then we want to talk to you. Job Responsibilities: Understand and effectively communicate Java features and limitations in the context of design and development decisions Help manage the design and development process, drive decisions, and coordinate efforts with fellow teammates Serve as a subject matter expert on his/her team Job Requirements: 7+ years of experience as Java Developer 4+ years of expereince with , J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, Camel, Groovy 4+ years of experience with SAP CPI and Hybris E-Commerce Platform Strong working experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, JSON, SOAand ESB) CICD Experience Perferred Familiarity with Agile/Scrum practices Knowledge of Test Driven Development (TDD) Ability to come up with accurate development estimates based on high-level business and/or technical requirements Excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills Enjoy working collaboratively with a team, while also possessing a strong independent work ethic The position described above provides a summary of some the job duties required and what it would be like to work at Insight. For a comprehensive list of physical demands and work environment for this position,  click here . Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises, Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of digital innovation, cloud/data center transformation, connected workforce, and supply chain optimization solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our 6,800 employees help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run smarter. Discover more at insight.com . Global provider of Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes Ranked #417 on the 2018 Fortune 500, #12 on the CRN Solution Provider 500 Founded in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona; now celebrating our 30th anniversary and operating in 20 countries $6.7 billion in revenue for 2017 8,000+ teammates worldwide working with 5,300+ partners 2017 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies (AZ Business Magazine), #7 2017 Best Places to Work (Phoenix Business Journal) 2018 Dell EMC Server Partner of the Year, 2018 Intel Retail Solution Partner of the Year, 2018 IBM Geography Excellence Award as the Top National Strategic Business Partner in North America, Microsoft’s largest global partner Today's talent leads tomorrow's success. Learn about careers at Insight:  jobs.insight.com . 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. Posting Notes: Tempe || Arizona (US-AZ) || United States (US) || None || None || Remote || #LI-US
              

    Sales: Pharmaceutical Sales Reps! Time to CA$H IN BIG! - Sioux City, Iowa

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    Most every Doctor accepts credit cards. Show your physician clients how to ELIMINATE their credit card processing fees and make a fortune in the process! This is worth repeating. We are not talking about merely saving the Doctor money on credit card fees. We eliminate them entirely. Zip! Due to recent changes in federal law, credit card processing fees are now, for the first time in history, being shifted from merchant to customer. This has started an epic transference of wealth on the order of $80 Billion Dollars which represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for YOU. Join the CC revolution and make serious money! 6 and 7 figure income potential. Recurring monthly income stream! Want all the details? Go to: http://zipCCfees.com ()
              

    Oracle says federal court ‘erred gravely’ by letting DoD’s JEDI contract go forward

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    Oracle is pressing ahead with its legal battle against the multibillion dollar cloud contract despite DoD's surprise decision to award the deal to Microsoft.
              

    Instead of a Generational Culture War, Let’s Fight the Rich

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    “Ok billionaire” is a better rallying cry than “ok boomer.”
              

    Hybris DevOps Engineer - Rapid City

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    Requisition Number: 70537 Insight is looking to add a dynamic Sr Hybris DevOps Engineer to join our Global team that will work on designing, developing and supporting the Hybris platform to connect with our global SAP ERP system.  If you meet the qualifications below and desire to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment then we want to talk to you. Job Responsibilities: Understand and effectively communicate Java features and limitations in the context of design and development decisions Help manage the design and development process, drive decisions, and coordinate efforts with fellow teammates Serve as a subject matter expert on his/her team Job Requirements: 7+ years of experience as Java Developer 4+ years of expereince with , J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, Camel, Groovy 4+ years of experience with SAP CPI and Hybris E-Commerce Platform Strong working experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, JSON, SOAand ESB) CICD Experience Perferred Familiarity with Agile/Scrum practices Knowledge of Test Driven Development (TDD) Ability to come up with accurate development estimates based on high-level business and/or technical requirements Excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills Enjoy working collaboratively with a team, while also possessing a strong independent work ethic The position described above provides a summary of some the job duties required and what it would be like to work at Insight. For a comprehensive list of physical demands and work environment for this position,  click here . Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises, Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of digital innovation, cloud/data center transformation, connected workforce, and supply chain optimization solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our 6,800 employees help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run smarter. Discover more at insight.com . Global provider of Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes Ranked #417 on the 2018 Fortune 500, #12 on the CRN Solution Provider 500 Founded in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona; now celebrating our 30th anniversary and operating in 20 countries $6.7 billion in revenue for 2017 8,000+ teammates worldwide working with 5,300+ partners 2017 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies (AZ Business Magazine), #7 2017 Best Places to Work (Phoenix Business Journal) 2018 Dell EMC Server Partner of the Year, 2018 Intel Retail Solution Partner of the Year, 2018 IBM Geography Excellence Award as the Top National Strategic Business Partner in North America, Microsoft’s largest global partner Today's talent leads tomorrow's success. Learn about careers at Insight:  jobs.insight.com . 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. Posting Notes: Tempe || Arizona (US-AZ) || United States (US) || None || None || Remote || #LI-US
              

    New Release Round-Up 10-25-19

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    Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Colorado -Reprise " Colorado " is the first new Neil Young with Crazy Horse album since 2012's "Psychedelic Pill". The album features 10 new Neil Young compositions. It includes several songs that Neil has been playing live in the past few months (eg: "Rainbow of Colors", "Green Is Blue" and "Milky Way"), and the epic 13+ minute track "She Showed Me Love". The vinyl version of the album comes with a bonus 7" single, featuring an album outtake "Truth Kills". The 7 also includes a live, solo version of "Rainbow of Colors" from Portland, OR, on May 17, 2019 - the first time Neil ever performed this song live. This incarnation of Crazy Horse is Neil Young on vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica and vibes, Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums and features the return of Nils Lofgren on guitar and piano, almost 50 years since he last appeared on a Crazy Horse album (1971). The album is produced by Neil Young and John Hanlon and was recorded in Colorado in April & May 2019.

    Ringo Starr - What's My Name -UMe What's My Name , Ringo Starr ' s 20th studio album, features brand new recordings with special guests Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather & Dave Stewart. Ringo recorded the new LP at his home studio, Roccabella West. I dont want to be in an old-fashioned recording studio anymore, really, Starr said. Ive had enough of the big glass wall and the separation. We are all together in here, whoever I invite over. This is the smallest club in town. And I love it, being at home, being able to say hi to Barb, its just been good for me and the music.

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    Harry Connick, Jr. - True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter -Verve After 30 million albums sold, 13 No. 1 jazz albums in the United States, and a film, television and music career spanning three decades, Harry Connick, Jr. returns with a new sound, new label home and new record, True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter . Focused exclusively on the songs of Cole Porter and his Great American Songbook, the sensational recording demonstrates Connicks multitude of talents as pianist, singer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor, breathing new life into popular tunes including Just One Of Those Things," " Mind If I Make Love To You" and " True Love."

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    Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars Songs From The Film -Sony Western Stars Songs From The Film is the companion album to the Warner Bros. feature film, Western Stars. The collection features each of the live performances captured in Bruce Springsteen s directorial debut Western Stars. The soundtrack includes every song from Springsteens most recent and critically-acclaimed studio album of the same name, as well as a cover of Glen Campbells Rhinestone Cowboy. Pulling the audio from the film co-directed by Bruce Springsteen and longtime collaborator Thom Zimny, Western Stars Songs From The Film is backed by a full band and orchestra, recorded live at Stone Hill Farm in Colts Neck, NJ. Rex Orange County - Pony -RCA This highly-anticipated album is the follow up to 2017's Apricot Princess. Pony was written, recorded, and performed almost entirely by Rex Orange County himself at Strongroom Studios in East London with frequent collaborator Ben Baptie co-producing, engineering and mixing the album. Rolling Stone has hailed the single "10/10" as "triumphant" and a "song you need to know," and the track was described by NPR as "a sincere, sad-boy gem." The album follows standout performances at a handful of major festivals this year, including UK's Glastonbury (where he first debuted "10/10"), Paris' We Love Green, Berlin's Lollapalooza, and Australia's Laneway Festival. Rex Orange County, born Alexander O Connor, is a 21 year old English recording artist and songwriter. To date, he has independently amassed over 1 billion streams, and self-released two albums - bcos u will never b free (2016) and Apricot Princess (2017). He was also featured on Tyler The Creator's 2017 album, "Flower Boy". His singles "Best Friend", "Loving Is Easy", and "Sunflower" are well over 125 million streams each, with "Loving Is Easy" now being RIAA certified Gold in the US and Australia. His 2018 highlights include his television debut on Jimmy Fallon (performing "Loving Is Easy"), and extensive touring including an epic performance at Glastonbury, where he closed out the Park Stage with his Sunday headline slot.

    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Saves The Day - Through Being Cool: TBC20 [Ltd Edition Pink LP] Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun - Tombstone Every Mile Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Soundtrack [2LP] Van Morrison - Three Chords and the Truth Desert Sessions - Vols. 11 & 12 James Blunt - Once Upon A Mind James Brown - Live At Home With His Bad Self Joe Bonamassa - Live At The Sydney Opera House Guided By Voices - Sweating The Plague Editors - Black Gold - Best Of Editors Grace Potter - Daylight Mikal Cronin - Seeker The Shivas - Dark Thoughts Cigarettes After Sex - Cry Allison Moorer - Blood Frank Zappa - Halloween 73 Highlights Swans - leaving meaning. Jinjer - Macro Rick Astley - The Best Of Me

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    A.F.I. - All Hallows E.P. Process Black - Countdown Failure EP Gogo Penguin - Ocean In A Drop EP Dibo - Da Come Up Earthgang - Up (A Colors Show)

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Hootie & The Blowfish - Imperfect Circle -Capitol Nashville The celebrated 90's and early 2000's group Hootie & The Blowfish will releasetheir upcoming album, Imperfect Circle , next week. Their first in nearly 15 years. Includes the single Rollin'

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    Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 1 -CWKTWO Corp. Over their career, Cold War Kids have fielded musics seismic shifts while simultaneously sticking to their own game plan. Over the course of a dozen releases including seven studio albums, multiple EPs, and a live album on majors and indies alike, non-stop tours and the festival circuits biggest stages, massive radio, sales & streaming successes, the band have become a major part of the modern landscape. Their new album New Age Norms 1 , with lead single Complainer is the next chapter with the approach of taking apart the idea of what the band is and just trying to take the doors off a bit to see where it can go.

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    America Makes, DoD Select 3D Systems for Project to Reduce Part Corrosion

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    3D Systems announced it has been awarded a contract by America Makes and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in a project that aims to address corrosion difficulties common to naval sea system and other DoD platforms exposed to saltwater environments. According to a 2018 study by Logistics Management Institute, corrosion costs the U.S. Navy more than $8.5 billion annually, accounting for more than 20 percent of total maintenance costs.

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    2019-78816 - Inspector (Salvage)

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    Entity : Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018. Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France. Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate around 70,000 landings daily.
    Main domain/Job field : Production/Manufacture / assembly and repair
    Employment type : Regular Full time
    Job details :
    To inspect and sentence a wide variety of aircraft landing gear components to return them to a serviceable condition with the minimal repairs necessary in accordance with the approved maintenance data. • Visual inspection of components for acceptance or identify defects to the manufacturer's original design • Analyse complex aircraft back to birth history to ascertain full traceability, acceptance and correct lifing of parts • Follow component maintenance manuals, drawings, engineering layout information and additions to the original design such as Service Bulletins, Service Letters and Airworthiness directives • Create and compose detailed sequence of processes and engineering method statements for repairs of complex components along with the compilation of appropriate quality assurance documentation • Ability to use a wide and varied range of precision measuring equipment

    • An Engineering Apprenticeship or equivalent ideally gained in the aerospace sector • Individuals with a background in working with aircraft components • Confident communicator, amongst team members and with other business areas • IT literate and able to learn new systems with ease • Sound mathematical skills and a good problem solver • Flexible in approach, willing to take on new responsibilities and you will have a “can do” attitude • An understanding of Lean Sigma disciplines and 5s principles • Involvement in continuous improvement activities to reduce shop processing times and manufacturing hours BENEFITS: 5 week holiday entitlement 4.5 day working week (role dependant) Option to buy and sell annual leave Pension scheme Healthcare scheme Company sick pay Profit sharing Annual bonus Shift allowance Free car park On site catering facilities Cycle to work scheme Employee assistance programme Study assistance SHIFTS: All
    City (-ies) : Gloucester MRO

              

    2019-78479 - Production Engineer

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    Entity : Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018. Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France. Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate around 70,000 landings daily.
    Main domain/Job field : Production/Manufacture / assembly and repair
    Employment type : Regular Full time
    Job details :
    Production Support Engineers main functions include: finding solutions and fixes for process rejects, streamlining work scopes when creating or adding extra work to Proplans in line with repairs. Raising and implementing 8D investigations, daily input and support to QRQC, lead lean sigma initiatives in a facilitating / support capacity, eliminate waste activity thorough standardisation, drive out operating and working capital cost. Liaise and be the focal point with Safran OEM engineering in the progression of new repairs & concessions & development of process and tooling improvements will be the primary focus of this role. This is a key position in the business where you will work alongside all process experts and with the Management team to minimise waste and improve productivity and efficiency. • Acting as a key focal point from all shop floor areas, you will be allocated work on a daily basis and need to identify key priorities. Parts will need assessing and the correct rework chosen; you will log the reject and find a suitable solution for the part. . You will be responsible for creating detailed Proplans and using these within your workings to find the correct and most efficient solution, utilising OEM specifications and in-house work procedures. • You will resolve shop floor issues, which vary from having an expired CMM ,incorrect Proplans, extra work editions, process recovery to spec and providing general advice where needed. • To ensure all non-compliances are managed efficiently to ensure accurate reporting, timely closure and robust containment & corrective actions are in place. To include but not limited to; quality escapes, customer returns, quality improvement actions, you will either own or act as a technical resource to manage the effective and efficient close out of NCRs, QCPs, 8D's,QRQC. • To lead the development of tooling requirements in accordance with regulatory requirements, including design, maintenance, reliability & repeatability in accordance with business procedures • To lead the lean sigma initiatives in a facilitating / support capacity in order to identify and eliminate waste activity, promote thorough standardisation and drive out operating and working capital cost. • Company audit responsibility in all guises (ie) sub contract suppliers, internal WP & QCP compliance, product, scrap review support, customer interface where required. • You will plan your workload effectively, at all times utilising the time to process map and identify improvements. • Reviewing and sharing technical document updates, comparing with other Group sites and making any necessary updates.

    • Apprentice trained or equivalent • HNC/HND • Within a technical metal finishing setting: inspection/NDT/ machining. • Comprehensive product and process knowledge. • Within aerospace industry. • Strong attention to detail but without getting fixated on the finer details. • Produce work to a high standard within reasonable timescales. • Key communicator with confident decision making abilities. • A thorough understanding and pragmatic application of applicable processes, procedures and compliances. • Effective organisation and planning skills with the ability to manage personal workloads. • Flexible approach, open minded and keen sense of “right first time” BENEFITS 5 week holiday entitlement 4.5 day working week (role dependant) Option to buy and sell annual leave Pension scheme Healthcare scheme Company sick pay Profit sharing Annual bonus Shift allowance
    City (-ies) : Gloucester (MRO)

              

    OA 263: Stig Brodersen - Founder of We Study Billionaires

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    Outsourcing podcast

    Get the full show notes for this outsourcing podcast here:
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    Stig Brodersen

    Today I am super excited to be joined by Stig Brodersen of the 'We Study Billionaires' podcast. Their podcast has over 13 million downloads. It ranks number one for investment podcast, and their tip community has a huge following across the globe. Stig lives in Denmark and his co host Preston lives in the US. However, their entire production team is based here in the Philippines, which makes me really proud that such a high calibre podcast is not only being produced but pretty much run from here in the Philippines. So Stig is here in Manila, visiting his team and holding a few meetups with their tip community. I took this opportunity to explore his thoughts on Philippines outsourcing and for Stig to share some of his own experiences with outsourcing for his burgeoning media empire.

     

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    We Study Billionaires podcast

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    Outsource Accelerator can help you transform your business with outsourcing. Get in touch now, or use one of the resources below.

     

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    Payoneer - The leading global B2B payment solution for the outsourcing industry

     

    About Outsource Accelerator

    Outsource Accelerator is the world’s leading outsourcing marketplace and advisory. We offer the full spectrum of services, from light advisory and vendor brokerage, though to full implementation and fully-managed solutions. We service companies of all sectors, and all sizes, spanning all departmental verticals.


    Outsource Accelerator’s unique approach to outsourcing enables our clients to build the best teams, access most flexible solutions, and generate the best results possible. Our unrivaled sector knowledge and market reach means that you get the best terms and results possible, at the best ALL-IN market-leading price - guaranteed.

     

    About Derek Gallimore

    Derek’s blend of extensive international business and travel experience means that outsourcing came relatively naturally to him. Derek has been in business for over 20 years, outsourcing for over seven years, and has lived in Manila, Philippines – the world’s outsourcing capital – for over five years.

    Outsourcing is one of the biggest game-changing opportunities presenting both business, and the world today! Derek is passionate about spreading this message and encourages as many people to properly investigate the possibilities.

    Book a call with the OA team now -> https://outsourceaccelerator.com/meet-consult/


              

    Sales Associate - Uncapped Commission - Thornton

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    Summary Our Associates earn an average of $55-$65K Take home up to $3,600 bonus in your first 6 weeks + paid training! DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service - Sling TV - that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win - it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story. Opportunity is here. We are DISH. Job Duties and Responsibilities How would you like to be anAssociate Account Executive - Sales for aFORTUNE 200 and Fortune Most Admired company with an abundance of resources available for training, support, marketing, compensation, and advancement? DISH associates take 100% inbound calls, with absolutely no cold-calling. Pay is an hourly base rate PLUS uncapped commission AND a weekly Training Incentive. The average total compensation is 55k-65k and top performers are earningover six figures! * Drive new customer growth by building value for DISH's services to prospective customers * Apply solid sales skills to understand customer's needs and close all sales with integrity * Use web based tools to stay current on industry-wide products, features, and services * Consistently exceed in all sales metrics Skills - Experience and Requirements Do you have what it takes? * Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to achieve * Tech savvy with the ability to smoothly find your way around a desktop computer * Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and is consistently striving to be a top performer * Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious * Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner * Adaptable and flexible to change. Willing to work the shift and hours it takes to get the job done * Sales experience will make a huge difference in your ability to take on this challenge - though not required * College degree preferred FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE: * Medical, Dental and Vision * 401K with company match + profit sharing * Paid time off and holidays * Life and short/long term disability insurance * Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program * Tuition reimbursement * Highly discounted DISH and Sling programming * High-end Rewards and Recognition program to include shopping sprees, luxurious dinning, exciting travel destinations, and top of the line merchandise * Paid Training + Generous Training Bonus eligibility for meeting requirements in your first 6 weeks We need driven individuals who can adapt as we continue to grow and who are motivated to advance while taking on new responsibilities. We love to promote employees from within and offer Associate's exciting career path opportunities with generous compensation increases!
              

    Sales Associate - Paid Training - Thornton

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    Summary Our Associates earn an average of $55-$65K Take home up to $3,600 bonus in your first 6 weeks + paid training! DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service - Sling TV - that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win - it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story. Opportunity is here. We are DISH. Job Duties and Responsibilities How would you like to be anAssociate Account Executive - Sales for aFORTUNE 200 and Fortune Most Admired company with an abundance of resources available for training, support, marketing, compensation, and advancement? DISH associates take 100% inbound calls, with absolutely no cold-calling. Pay is an hourly base rate PLUS uncapped commission AND a weekly Training Incentive. The average total compensation is 55k-65k and top performers are earningover six figures! * Drive new customer growth by building value for DISH's services to prospective customers * Apply solid sales skills to understand customer's needs and close all sales with integrity * Use web based tools to stay current on industry-wide products, features, and services * Consistently exceed in all sales metrics Skills - Experience and Requirements Do you have what it takes? * Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to achieve * Tech savvy with the ability to smoothly find your way around a desktop computer * Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and is consistently striving to be a top performer * Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious * Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner * Adaptable and flexible to change. Willing to work the shift and hours it takes to get the job done * Sales experience will make a huge difference in your ability to take on this challenge - though not required * College degree preferred FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE: * Medical, Dental and Vision * 401K with company match + profit sharing * Paid time off and holidays * Life and short/long term disability insurance * Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program * Tuition reimbursement * Highly discounted DISH and Sling programming * High-end Rewards and Recognition program to include shopping sprees, luxurious dinning, exciting travel destinations, and top of the line merchandise * Paid Training + Generous Training Bonus eligibility for meeting requirements in your first 6 weeks We need driven individuals who can adapt as we continue to grow and who are motivated to advance while taking on new responsibilities. We love to promote employees from within and offer Associate's exciting career path opportunities with generous compensation increases!
              

    Credit Analyst 3

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    Job Description
    Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume prior to submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. - In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as "Personal Cell" or "Cellular" in the contact information of your application.At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.Wholesale Banking provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally. - Our four major business lines include Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate, and Wells Fargo Commercial Capital. - We also have groups in credit risk, group risk, finance, marketing, human relations, and the Wholesale Chief Operating Office that support our businesses.Commercial Banking delivers a comprehensive suite of products and industry expertise to serve the diverse financial needs of companies with annual sales typically ranging from $5 million to $2 billion. As a leader in serving commercial customers, Wells Fargo offers financial services including credit and treasury management solutions as well as specialized expertise across industries including Technology, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, Investor Real Estate and Government.Responsible for analyzing complex companies and industries and conducting presentations on findings to senior management. Functions include: conducting complex credit investigations and analyzing diverse credit information for loans; analyzing/formalizing documentation of loan transactions and/or credit history of customers; assisting in preparation of credit reports for presentation to lending officers and/or approval committees; performing research/analysis related to projects such as industry studies and management reports.Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements. -

    Required Qualifications
    • 5+ years of credit analysis experience

      Desired Qualifications
      • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
      • Strong analytical skills including analyzing complex data
      • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
      • Strong credit underwriting skills
      • Strong commercial credit analysis skills
      • Knowledge and understanding of underwriting or evaluating commercial credit
      • A BS/BA degree or higher in accounting, finance, or economics



        Disclaimer

        All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

        Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
        Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

              

    RN - Registered Nurse

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    We Are Hiring RN - Registered Nurse - Seton 2 Ortho - FT Rotating - Our Lady of Lourdes Mem Hosp - Binghamton, NYFull time, 72 hours bi-weekly, rotating positon.As our Orthopedic Registered Nurse, you will help patients with musculoskeletal issues like broken or fractured bones, arthritis, osteoporosis, joint replacements, and other injuries and diseases. You are an integral part of the orthopedic team working alongside of the orthopedic surgeon; and ensuring that patients on the road to recovery with properly regaining strength and range of motion.Why Join Ascension? --We are growing! Due to our excellent and in-demand Orthopedic Patient Care Services, we are hiring experienced Registered Nurses for our inpatient orthopedics nursing unit.-- Join our progressive and highly regarded Nursing Team at Lourdes.--Nurses are at the heart of the care we provide, and for that reason, Lourdes prides itself in employing some of the best nurses in New York State.-- We work together to achieve a highly collaborative nursing environment that leads to more positive outcomes for you and your patients.-- As a professional nurse with Inpatient Orthopedics Nursing Unit at Lourdes in Binghamton, New York, you will have the opportunity to provide direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare--organization.--Lourdes, based in Binghamton, New York, is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. The main hospital campus includes medical, surgical and specialty nursing units, an Ambulatory Care Center, Breast Care Center, a Regional Cancer Center and numerous specialty practices. Reaching beyond the main hospital campus, Lourdes has established a network of primary care providers at 12 convenient sites throughout the region; and the Lourdes at Home and Hospice programs which care for patients in their homes and various nursing facilities. Two mobile mammography vans, a dental van and a medical services van deliver health services out into the region, making health care more easily accessible to surrounding communities.Lourdes is part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What You Will Do As an Associate with Our Lady of Lourdes Mem Hosp-N, you will have the opportunity to provide direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.Responsibilities:
    • Implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
    • Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
    • Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
    • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
      • Required Credential(s):
      • BLS Provider--obtained within--1 Month (30 days)--of hire date or job transfer date.--
      • Registered Nurse--credentialed from the--New York Board of Nursing--obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.--Education & Work Experience:
        • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
        • None required.Equal Employment Opportunity As an equal opportunity employer, Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital (Lourdes) complies with all applicable employment laws and regulations.-- In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Lourdes are based on merit, qualifications and abilities.Lourdes does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.--Lourdes is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the ---EEO is the Law--- poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster Supplement--http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdfPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
              

    Mechanics - Technicians - Mac Tools Auto Route + Training

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    Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.Feel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in an automotive or industrial field, sales, management or business, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route and sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black and Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest and fastest growing mobile franchise opportunities in America and Canada: - Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to. - Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility. - No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training. - Ongoing field support and mentoring. - Your own truck + initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools. - Powered by Stanley Black and Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world. - Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions. - National marketing support with motorsports branding. - Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business. - Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLYMac Tools Franchise Markets:Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries and backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING and SUPPORT: The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.AWARD WINNING: Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD: Mac Tools has the power of Stanley Black and Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.LOW START UP COST:We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidatesDISCOVERY DAY: Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.VETERANS PROGRAM: Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY Associated topics: entry level, inexperienced driver, new driver, no experience, student driver, trainee, trainee truck driver, trainee truck driving, truck driver school, truck driver trainee
              

    Medical Lab Scientist (MLS)

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    We Are Hiring Medical Lab Scientist (MLS) - General Lab Anc 001 - FT Night, 64 Hours Bi-Weekly - St Mary's Hospital-MedCtr - Saginaw, MIWhy Join Ascension? In Michigan, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 200,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What You Will Do As an Associate with Ascension St Mary's Hospital, you will have the opportunity to perform--routine diagnostic/analytic testing of laboratory specimens, and interprets, documents and reports test results in compliance with department procedures and applicable regulations.Responsibilities:
    • Implements, validates, and reports laboratory test results.
    • Performs instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.
    • Conducts quality control and quality assurance testings.
    • Maintains supplies needed for performance of tests.
    • Assists with data collection or special projects as assigned.
    • Assists in documentation and submission of all required laboratory, departmental and staff statistics/reports.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
      • Required Credential(s):
      • One or more of the following:
      • Medical Technologist (ASCP)--credentialed from the--American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC)--obtained within--18 Months (1 1/2 year)--of hire date or job transfer date.--
      • Medical Lab Scientist (ASCP)--credentialed from the--American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC)--obtained within--18 Months (1 1/2 year)--of hire date or job transfer date.--
      • Medical Tech--credentialed from the--American Medical Technologists (AMT)--obtained within--18 Months (1 1/2 year)--of hire date or job transfer date.--Education:
        • Diploma--
        • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree requiredWork Experience:
          • None required.Equal Employment Opportunity SMOM/SJHS provide Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SMOM/SJHS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.--Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
              

    Mechanics - Technicians - Mac Tools Auto Route + Training

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    Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.Feel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in an automotive or industrial field, sales, management or business, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route and sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black and Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest and fastest growing mobile franchise opportunities in America and Canada: - Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to. - Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility. - No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training. - Ongoing field support and mentoring. - Your own truck + initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools. - Powered by Stanley Black and Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world. - Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions. - National marketing support with motorsports branding. - Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business. - Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLYMac Tools Franchise Markets:Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries and backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING and SUPPORT: The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.AWARD WINNING: Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD: Mac Tools has the power of Stanley Black and Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.LOW START UP COST:We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidatesDISCOVERY DAY: Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.VETERANS PROGRAM: Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY Associated topics: cdl school graduates, driver trainee, earn your class a, no cdl needed, no cdl required, no experience, recent grad, student truck driver, trainee truck driver, truck driving trainee
              

    Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - Surgery Fishers

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    We Are Hiring Technologist-Surgical-Certified - Surgery 001 - Part-Time,Day - Fishers-13914 Southeastern - Fishers, INShift Details:-- Flex Hours, 32hrs/Week, Days, Monday-Friday.Why Join Ascension? In Indiana, St. Vincent operates 24 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, and clinics. St. Vincent's more than 15,000 associates and 3,000 providers offer expertise in a wide range of services including acute/long-term acute care, bariatrics, cancer care, cardiovascular services, emergency/trauma services, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatric services, primary care, urgent/immediate care, women's health and more. St. Vincent has been serving central and southern Indiana for 145 years.St. Vincent is part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What You Will Do As an Associate with St. Vincent Health-IN, you will have the opportunity to facilitate--the safe and efficient performance of surgical procedures.Responsibilities:
    • Prepares surgical operating suite with sterile drapes and sterile solutions as well as appropriate sterile and non-sterile instruments and supplies.
    • Hands required/requested instruments and supplies to surgeon during surgery.
    • Assists with preparing, transporting, positioning and draping patients.
    • Maintains instruments in an organized manner and monitors/tracks instruments counts throughout procedures.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
      • Required Credential(s):
      • BLS Provider--credentialed from the--American Heart Association (AHA)--obtained within--12 Months (1 year)--of hire date or job transfer date.--
      • One or more of the following:
      • Surgical Tech--credentialed from the--National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)--obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.--
      • Surgical Tech--credentialed from the--National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)--obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.--Education:
        • Diploma--
        • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.Work Experience:
          • None required.Equal Employment Opportunity St.Vincent is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Please click the link below for more information.--EEO is the Law Poster Supplement----Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.E-Verify Statement St. Vincent, a member of Ascension Health, participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information. (link to E-verify site)--
              

    Hybris DevOps Engineer

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    Requisition Number: 70537--Insight is looking to add a dynamic--Sr Hybris--DevOps Engineer--to join our--Global team--that will work on designing, developing and supporting the Hybris platform to connect with our global SAP ERP system.-- If you meet the qualifications below and desire to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment then we want to talk to you.--Job Responsibilities:
    • Understand and effectively communicate Java features and limitations in the context of design and development decisions
    • Help manage the design and development process, drive decisions, and coordinate efforts with fellow--teammates
    • Serve as a subject matter expert on his/her team--Job Requirements:
      • 7+ years of experience--as Java Developer
      • 4+ years of expereince with , J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, Camel, Groovy
      • 4+ years of experience with SAP CPI and Hybris E-Commerce Platform
      • Strong working experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, JSON, SOAand ESB)
      • CICD Experience Perferred
      • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum practices
      • Knowledge of Test Driven Development (TDD)
      • Ability to come up with accurate development estimates based on high-level business and/or technical requirements
      • Excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills
      • Enjoy working collaboratively with a team, while also possessing a strong independent work ethic--The position described above provides a summary of some the job duties required and what it would be like to work at Insight. For a comprehensive list of physical demands and work environment for this position,--.Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises, Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions--- and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of digital innovation, cloud/data center transformation, connected workforce, and supply chain optimization solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our 6,800 employees help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run smarter. Discover more at .--
        • Global provider of Intelligent Technology Solutions--- for organizations of all sizes
        • Ranked #417 on the 2018 Fortune 500, #12 on the CRN Solution Provider 500
        • Founded in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona; now celebrating our 30th anniversary--and operating in 20 countries
        • $6.7 billion in revenue for 2017
        • 8,000+ teammates worldwide working with 5,300+ partners
        • 2017 Arizona's Most Admired Companies (AZ Business Magazine),--#7 2017 Best Places to Work (Phoenix Business Journal)
        • 2018 Dell EMC Server Partner of the Year, 2018 Intel Retail Solution Partner of the Year, 2018 IBM Geography Excellence Award as the Top National Strategic Business Partner in North America, Microsoft's largest global partner----Today's talent leads--tomorrow's success. Learn about careers at Insight:--.--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.--Posting Notes:--Tempe------Arizona (US-AZ)------United States (US)------None---- None------Remote----#LI-US
              

    NOLA celebrates opening of new terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport

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    NOLA celebrates opening of new terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport

    NEW ORLEANS &ndash; The much-anticipated opening of the new Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has arrived. On Wednesday morning, the facility's very first departure flight took to the skies, headed for Atlanta.

    According to WWL, the new $1.3 billion terminal was celebrated on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and in true New Orleans fashion, a second line. &nbsp;&nbsp;

    During the ribbon-cutting, Governor John Bel Edwards applauded the state&rsquo;s investment in the new facility, saying, &ldquo;This is an exciting day. It&rsquo;s not every day you get a billion-dollar investment where you actually get to go out and cut a ribbon and do the grand opening.&rdquo;

    New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell and a host of other local dignitaries also cut the ribbon on the new 972,000 square foot airport.&nbsp;

    The updated facility offers an entirely new experience for travelers; it features music venues, three rooms for mothers to bring small children, charging locations for electronic devices, and plenty of parking, with 8,000 available spaces.

    The new terminal has 35 gates along three concourses, 40 food, beverage and retail locations along with other amenities including a New Orleans-themed Delta Sky Club. All 16 air carriers that service New Orleans are expected to use the new building.&nbsp;

    In addition to these exciting features, local musicians are slated to hold daily performances for travelers.&nbsp;

    Mayor Cantrell said, &ldquo;We have a world-class airport. You know, we have a world-class city. Even more important, it is what she deserves.&rdquo;&nbsp;

    The old airport was built sixty years ago and construction on the new terminal began in January of 2016.

    Click here to check out more information on the new facility. &nbsp;


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    RN Oncology Acute Care Full Time (Relo - TX - Sign On Bonus)

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    Acute Care, Med Surg Oncology/Hematology (8 North)

    Full-Time - 36 Hours/Week

    Both Day & Night Shifts Available

    Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, we have the vision and resources to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nations exemplary health care organizations.

    What we need:

    Were currently seeking full-time experienced (18 Months+) Registered Nurses to join our team at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas; The #1 one city in the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement! Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital is a 636-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin.

    Why Oncology/Hematology?

    This 38-bed telemetry monitored nursing unit provides the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients ranging in age from Adults to Geriatrics. The conditions that are within the scope of service for 8 North include but are not limited to the following:

    • Medical Oncology
    • Top notch Cancer Research Technology
    • High Dose Chemotherapy with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
    • Administration of Chemotherapy, Biotherapy, and Monoclonal Antibodies
    • Surgical Oncology
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Administration of Radiation Therapy
    • Hematologic Disorders (Sickle Cell Crisis, Aplastic Anemia, Thalasemia,
    • Thrombocytopenia, etc.)
    • Continuous Cardiac Monitoring (Telemetry)
    • Gynecologic Surgery


      It is very rewarding to work on floor where you have the chance in real life to be a part of team that helps patients fight cancer. Director of Nursing

      Requirements of the Ideal Candidate:

      • Graduate of RN School of Nursing
      • ADN required; BSN preferred
      • Must be licensed to practice professional nursing by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
      • Minimum 18 Months of RN experience, Acute Care or Hospital setting preferred
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Required.
      • Functions competently and effectively under pressure and emergency situations


        $8,000 sign-on bonus offered to qualified selected candidates! When you join Baylor Scott & White Health, youre joining a health care system that spans 49 hospitals and more than 800 patient care sites. But more than that, youre part of a family of caregivers, each focused on serving the needs of our communities, our patients and each other. Join us, and together we can improve health care and become a national role model for others to follow!


        Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) required

        RN license required

        Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

        Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June and September.

              

    RN Renal Transplant Acute Care $8,000.00 Sign On Full Time D

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    Acute CareRenal & Transplant (STC

    Full-Time - 36 Hours/Week

    Both Day & Night Shifts Available

    Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, we have the vision and resources to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nations exemplary health care organizations.

    What we need:

    Were currently seeking full-time experienced (18 Months+) Registered Nurses to join our team at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas; The #1 one city in the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement! Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital is a 636-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin.

    Why STC-3? (Renal/Transplant)

    Patients accepted on STC-3 are complex with multiple cognitive, emotional and physical needs as they attempt to live with new and acute conditions such as surgery or pneumonia, newly diagnosed or longstanding chronic conditions such as CHF, End Stage Renal Disease with or without dialysis, CF, pulmonary hypertensions and radioactive implant patients among others. All Kidney, Pancreas transplants as well as urological surgery patients reside on this floor.

    Skills unique to STC-3:

    Special Skills include peritoneal dialysis (done bedside), Epidural and PCA pain management. CBI, PICC lines, IVADS, Hemodialysis catheter access, Chest Tubes, Enteral Feeding Tubes, Nasogastric Tubes, PegTube management, Davols, Pleurex catheter access and maintenance, complicated urinary catheter insertions, suprapubic catheter exchanges and maintenance, nephrostomy and urostomy care and maintenance, and wound vacs. STC-3 has the only lead lined rooms in the facility.

    • Top 3 in Nation for Abdominal Transplant
    • ALL post-operative Abdominal Transplant Patients are sent to STC 3 and can require complex monitoring and drips
    • Urological specialty floor
    • Care for radiation patients
    • Only med surg nurses that access fistulas and vas caths
    • Only nurses that perform Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Only med surg unit that take pulmonary hypertension patients and complex drips
    • Physician Nurse Rounds
    • Annual Transplant Education
    • Annual Peritoneal Dialysis Training


      We have a culture created around patient and nurse safety. Daily Huddles identifying high risk opportunities discussed as a team daily. Strong Physician Nurse collaboration. We will provide a foundation in addition to skills that will prepare you for future opportunities. We strive to grow our team members to be patient advocates and provide the highest quality of care. With a strong focus in providing an environment that fosters teamwork and lifelong relationships.

      Requirements of the Ideal Candidate:

      • Graduate of RN School of Nursing
      • ADN required; BSN preferred
      • Must be licensed to practice professional nursing by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
      • Minimum 18 Months of RN experience, Acute Care or Hospital setting preferred
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Required.
      • Functions competently and effectively under pressure and emergency situations


        $8,000 sign-on bonus offered to qualified selected candidates! When you join Baylor Scott & White Health, youre joining a health care system that spans 49 hospitals and more than 800 patient care sites. But more than that, youre part of a family of caregivers, each focused on serving the needs of our communities, our patients and each other. Join us, and together we can improve health care and become a national role model for others to follow!


        Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) required

        RN license required

        Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

        Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June, and September.

              

    Outside Sales - Route Sales - Established Route + Training - Laredo

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    Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.

    Sales job title: Outside Sales - Route Sales - Established Route + Training

    Feel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in sales, management, business or an automotive or industrial field, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.

    As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route & sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.

    Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black & Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.

    Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest & fastest
    growing mobile franchise opportunities in America & Canada:



    • Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to.
    • Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility.
    • No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training.
    • Ongoing field support and mentoring.
    • Your own truck + initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools.
    • Powered by Stanley Black & Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world.
    • Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions.
    • National marketing support with motorsports branding.
    • Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business.
    • Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.



      TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY



      Mac Tools Franchise Markets:

      Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.

      Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.



      NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY:
      You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries & backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!



      COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING & SUPPORT:
      The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.



      AWARD WINNING:
      Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.



      THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD:
      Mac Tools-- has the power of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.



      LOW START UP COST:

      We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates



      DISCOVERY DAY:
      Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.



      VETERANS PROGRAM:
      Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.



      TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY



      Mac Tools--, a division of Stanley Black & Decker Inc.

      505 N Cleveland Ave.

      Westerville, Ohio 43082
              

    RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist

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    We Are Hiring RRT Registered Respiratory TherapistFull-Time, Night Ascension Via Christi Hospital Manhattan--- Manhattan, KSWhy Join Ascension? Ascension Via Christi has a rich history of serving the people of Kansas and the surrounding region, which dates back more than 125 years to the healing ministries of our founding congregations. Today, our integrated health system - with hospitals, physician clinics, therapy centers and other health services - is the largest healthcare provider in Kansas.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need.-- In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What You Will Do As an Associate with Via Christi Health, you will have the opportunity to provide--evaluation of and care for patients with respiratory insufficiencies.Responsibilities:
    • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.
    • Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.
    • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcome.
    • Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
    • Responds to emergency resuscitation team code.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
      • Required Credential(s):
      • BLS Provider--credentialed from the--American Heart Association (AHA)--obtained within--3 Months (90 days)--of hire date or job transfer date.--
      • Respiratory Therapist--specializing in--Registered--credentialed from the--National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)--obtained within--6 Months (180 days)--of hire date or job transfer date.--
      • Respiratory Therapist--credentialed from the--Kansas Board of Healing Arts.----Education:
        • Diploma--
        • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.Work Experience:
          • None required.Equal Employment Opportunity Via Christi Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.--Please see the link below for more information.----EEO is the Law Poster Supplement--Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.E-Verify Statement Ascension Health ---VIA Christi--participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information. (link to E-verify site)
              

    RN Renal Transplant Acute Care $8,000.00 Sign On Full Time D

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    Acute CareRenal & Transplant (STC

    Full-Time - 36 Hours/Week

    Both Day & Night Shifts Available

    Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, we have the vision and resources to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nations exemplary health care organizations.

    What we need:

    Were currently seeking full-time experienced (18 Months+) Registered Nurses to join our team at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas; The #1 one city in the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement! Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital is a 636-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin.

    Why STC-3? (Renal/Transplant)

    Patients accepted on STC-3 are complex with multiple cognitive, emotional and physical needs as they attempt to live with new and acute conditions such as surgery or pneumonia, newly diagnosed or longstanding chronic conditions such as CHF, End Stage Renal Disease with or without dialysis, CF, pulmonary hypertensions and radioactive implant patients among others. All Kidney, Pancreas transplants as well as urological surgery patients reside on this floor.

    Skills unique to STC-3:

    Special Skills include peritoneal dialysis (done bedside), Epidural and PCA pain management. CBI, PICC lines, IVADS, Hemodialysis catheter access, Chest Tubes, Enteral Feeding Tubes, Nasogastric Tubes, PegTube management, Davols, Pleurex catheter access and maintenance, complicated urinary catheter insertions, suprapubic catheter exchanges and maintenance, nephrostomy and urostomy care and maintenance, and wound vacs. STC-3 has the only lead lined rooms in the facility.

    • Top 3 in Nation for Abdominal Transplant
    • ALL post-operative Abdominal Transplant Patients are sent to STC 3 and can require complex monitoring and drips
    • Urological specialty floor
    • Care for radiation patients
    • Only med surg nurses that access fistulas and vas caths
    • Only nurses that perform Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Only med surg unit that take pulmonary hypertension patients and complex drips
    • Physician Nurse Rounds
    • Annual Transplant Education
    • Annual Peritoneal Dialysis Training


      We have a culture created around patient and nurse safety. Daily Huddles identifying high risk opportunities discussed as a team daily. Strong Physician Nurse collaboration. We will provide a foundation in addition to skills that will prepare you for future opportunities. We strive to grow our team members to be patient advocates and provide the highest quality of care. With a strong focus in providing an environment that fosters teamwork and lifelong relationships.

      Requirements of the Ideal Candidate:

      • Graduate of RN School of Nursing
      • ADN required; BSN preferred
      • Must be licensed to practice professional nursing by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
      • Minimum 18 Months of RN experience, Acute Care or Hospital setting preferred
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Required.
      • Functions competently and effectively under pressure and emergency situations


        $8,000 sign-on bonus offered to qualified selected candidates! When you join Baylor Scott & White Health, youre joining a health care system that spans 49 hospitals and more than 800 patient care sites. But more than that, youre part of a family of caregivers, each focused on serving the needs of our communities, our patients and each other. Join us, and together we can improve health care and become a national role model for others to follow!


        Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) required

        RN license required

        Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

        Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June, and September.

              

    Mechanics - Technicians - Mac Tools Auto Route + Training

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    Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.Feel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in an automotive or industrial field, sales, management or business, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route and sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black and Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest and fastest growing mobile franchise opportunities in America and Canada: - Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to. - Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility. - No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training. - Ongoing field support and mentoring. - Your own truck + initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools. - Powered by Stanley Black and Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world. - Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions. - National marketing support with motorsports branding. - Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business. - Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLYMac Tools Franchise Markets:Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries and backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING and SUPPORT: The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.AWARD WINNING: Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD: Mac Tools has the power of Stanley Black and Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.LOW START UP COST:We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidatesDISCOVERY DAY: Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.VETERANS PROGRAM: Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY Associated topics: brand new driving, inexperienced, junior, no cdl needed, no experience required, paid training, student, student truck driving, trainee truck driver, we train y
              

    Outside Sales - Route Sales - Established Route + Training

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    Sales job title: Outside Sales - Route Sales - Established Route and TrainingSales Job Description:Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.Sales job title: Outside Sales - Route Sales - Established Route and TrainingFeel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in sales, management, business or an automotive or industrial field, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route and sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black and Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest and fastest growing mobile franchise opportunities in America and Canada:
    • Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to.
    • Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility.
    • No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training.
    • Ongoing field support and mentoring.
    • Your own truck and initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools.
    • Powered by Stanley Black and Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world.
    • Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions.
    • National marketing support with motorsports branding.
    • Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business.
    • Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLYMac Tools Franchise Markets:Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries and backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING and SUPPORT: The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.AWARD WINNING: Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD: Mac Tools has the power of Stanley Black and Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.LOW START UP COST:We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidatesDISCOVERY DAY: Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.VETERANS PROGRAM: Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLYMac Tools a division of Stanley Black and Decker Inc.505 N Cleveland Ave.Westerville, Ohio 43082 Associated topics: driver trainee, inexperienced driver, instructor, new career, no cdl needed, no cdl required, no experience, recent grad, student driving, student truck driver
              

    Mechanics - Technicians - Mac Tools Auto Route + Training - Flint

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    Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.

    Feel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in an automotive or industrial field, sales, management or business, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.

    As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route & sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.

    Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black & Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.

    Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest & fastest
    growing mobile franchise opportunities in America & Canada:



    • Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to.
    • Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility.
    • No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training.
    • Ongoing field support and mentoring.
    • Your own truck + initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools.
    • Powered by Stanley Black & Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world.
    • Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions.
    • National marketing support with motorsports branding.
    • Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business.
    • Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.



      TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY



      Mac Tools Franchise Markets:

      Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.

      Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.



      NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY:
      You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries & backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!



      COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING & SUPPORT:
      The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.



      AWARD WINNING:
      Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.



      THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD:
      Mac Tools-- has the power of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.



      LOW START UP COST:

      We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates



      DISCOVERY DAY:
      Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.



      VETERANS PROGRAM:
      Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.



      TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY



      Mac Tools--, a division of Stanley Black & Decker Inc.

      505 N Cleveland Ave.

      Westerville, Ohio 43082


              

    Chisago County Needs Your Help!

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    Earlier this year, local governments submitted more than 200 requests for investment in their communities, total more than $1.3 billion, for consideration during the 2020 Legislative Session.
              

    Chisago County Needs Your Help!

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    Earlier this year, local governments submitted more than 200 requests for investment in their communities, total more than $1.3 billion, for consideration during the 2020 Legislative Session.
              

    Registered Nurse RN - Surgery Recovery Holding

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    We Are Hiring RN-Registered Nurse - Surgery Recovery Holding 001 - Part-Time,Day - St Mary's of Michigan-MedCtr - Saginaw,MIWhy Join Ascension? In Michigan, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 200,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What You Will Do As an Associate with St. Mary's of Michigan-MI, you will have the opportunity to provide--direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.Responsibilities:
    • Implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
    • Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
    • Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
    • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
      • Required Credential(s):
      • BLS Provider--credentialed from the--American Heart Association (AHA)--obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.--
      • Registered Nurse--credentialed from the--Michigan Board of Nursing--obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.--Education:
        • Diploma--
        • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing requiredWork Experience:
          • None required.Equal Employment Opportunity SMOM/SJHS provide Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SMOM/SJHS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.--Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
              

    Registered Nurse RN Medical Oncology

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    Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

    SCHEDULE: Full-time

    Registered Nurse (RN)
    Medical Oncology/5East

    --

    Schedule: Full Time
    Days, 36 hours per week, 7a-7:30p, working weekend and holidays per unit
    rotation

    --

    Are you looking for a
    company that places integrity over their bottom line? Here at--Terre
    Haute Regional Hospital,--part of the--Hospital Corporation of America (HCA),--our everyday decisions are founded on
    compassion.--Apply today and join a team that is dedicated to serving
    others in need.

    --

    Terre Haute Regional
    Hospital--(THRH)--is
    a 278-bed Level II Trauma Center. Regional is the only full-service hospital in
    the area accredited by The Join Commission and has provided quality care for
    the local community for 135 years. We offer cardiovascular services, including
    open-heart and cardiac catheterization; oncology services, which include
    radiation therapy and outpatient infusion' labor and delivery, including a
    neonatal intensive care unit; inpatient mental health unit; and other
    specialized care areas, including intensive care and inpatient rehabilitation
    units. We--are--dedicated to our--Mission, Values and Vision and
    are--committed to providing quality, individualized patient care to the
    communities we serve--THRH also strives to find the perfect life/work
    balance for our employees

    --

    --

    HCA--is a leading healthcare provider with over
    31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the
    UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of
    Ethisphere's most ethical company's in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent
    an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care,
    uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. --

    --

    You contribute to our
    success. Every role has an impact on our patients' lives and you have the
    opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional
    like you to be a part of our Medical Oncology and nursing team.--Join
    us in our efforts to better our community!

    --

    --

    Our--35-bed Medical and Oncology Unit--offers exceptional care for patients being
    treated for a variety of medical conditions including--COPD, Chronic Heart
    Failure, Pneumonia, and for those needing Radiation Therapy.------

    --

    --

    At our facility, we
    value teamwork and compassion across the spectrum of care.--See what some
    of our 5East/Medical Oncology team members have to say about being a part the
    HCA team:

    --

  • "First and foremost, I
    love the crew, both day shift and night shift are the best group of
    management, staff nurses and support staff that was ever brought together
    in one place. I wanted to find a home and that is what 5E has become to
    me!--"
  • "I love 5E because of the
    sense of family, a sisterhood squad away from home. I hear the patients
    say that too. That they would rather come to Regional instead because of
    the way they are received on this unit. I obviously love it here. I have
    spent most of my life on this unit! "

    --

    --

    Position summary:-- This position is designed to plan,
    assess, implement, and evaluate the ongoing delivery of care to assigned
    patients.-- Also performs nursing care in a holistic manner.-- Assists
    the management/charge nurse with responsibilities as needed.

    --

  • In accordance with hospital
    policy, may insert I.V.'s, administer I.V. medications, and begin blood
    product transfusion.
  • Evaluates patient's signs and
    symptoms; records and reports results.
  • Receives and transcribes/checks
    physician's orders in a timely manner.
  • Provides and documents patient
    and family education as needed.
  • Maintains a current, written
    plan of nursing care or critical pathways for assigned patients.
  • May function as a leader of
    nursing personnel and is responsible for their performance.
  • Assists patients with
    activities of daily living including but not limited to bathing,
    positioning, range of motion, elimination, and ambulating.
  • Performs efficiently with
    Meditech.-- Maintains ongoing training and proficiency with
    Meditech.------------
  • Coordinates admission through
    discharge plans with case manager, patient, and family.
  • Actively participates in the
    orientation of new personnel.
  • Floats to other units as
    needed.

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    Qualifications Essential
    educational/licensure, skills and experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited
    school of nursing with current licensure by the Indiana State Board of
    Nursing as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Have a basic knowledge of
    JCAHO, CMS and ISBH standards, rules and regulations.
  • Have a basic knowledge of
    "performance improvements" concepts and unit activities.
  • Certification: BLS and RN must
    be maintained throughout employment with Terre Haute Regional Hospital

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    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, Paid Time
    Off, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement up
    to $5,250 per year, employee consumer discount program, employee stock purchase
    program and student loan assistance up to $150 per month for FT employees. We
    would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity!

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    If you find this
    opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all
    applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our
    managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today!

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    We are an equal
    opportunity employer and 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.

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    Mechanics - Technicians - Mac Tools Auto Route + Training

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    Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.Feel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in an automotive or industrial field, sales, management or business, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route and sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black and Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest and fastest growing mobile franchise opportunities in America and Canada: - Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to. - Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility. - No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training. - Ongoing field support and mentoring. - Your own truck + initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools. - Powered by Stanley Black and Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world. - Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions. - National marketing support with motorsports branding. - Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business. - Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLYMac Tools Franchise Markets:Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries and backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING and SUPPORT: The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.AWARD WINNING: Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD: Mac Tools has the power of Stanley Black and Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.LOW START UP COST:We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidatesDISCOVERY DAY: Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.VETERANS PROGRAM: Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY Associated topics: entry level, inexperienced driver, new career, no cdl required, no experience, recent grad, student driver, teach, trainee truck driver, truck driving intern
              

    PRN Reward Staffing RN - Dialysis - Temple, TX (Relo - TX -

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    Seeking PRN RNs for NEW Baylor Scott & White Health Reward Staffing Resource Team!

    Premium pay with complete flexibility!

    Rates comparable to agency rates plus shift differentials and holiday pay!

    Autonomy and control over your own schedule!

    Choose your own facilities!

    Some Have Jobs. We Have a Calling.

    Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, we have the vision and resources to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nations exemplary health care organizations.

    Were currently seeking PRN RNs to join our NEW Reward Staffing Resource Team. This position is for the Temple Outpatient and Acute facilities.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
    • BSN or ADN enrolled in a BSN program.
    • Minimum of 3 years of relevant, productive RN experience
    • 1 year of Dialysis experience
    • Must be able to float across a minimum of three facilities in designated specialties in the BSW Central Texas Region (Temple, Round Rock, and Killeen)
    • Must be able to work a minimum of 4 shifts per month, plus 1 major and 2 minor holidays.
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 6 months of hire date per unit or specialty.


      When you join Baylor Scott & White Health, youre joining a health care system that spans 49 hospitals and more than 800 patient care sites. But more than that, youre part of a family of caregivers, each focused on serving the needs of our communities, our patients and each other. Join us, and together we can improve health care and become a national role model for others to follow!

      Qualifications

      * Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or enrollment in BSN program required

      * RN license required

      * Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

      * 3+ years of RN experience required (1 year of Dialysis experience)

      Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June, and September.


      Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or enrollment in BSN program required

      RN license required

      Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

      3+ years of RN experience required (1year of Dialysis)

              

    SoftBank Group shares slide over 4% after massive quarterly loss

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    Shares of SoftBank Group fell more than 4% in early trade on Thursday after the Japanese conglomerate reported a $6.5 billion quarterly loss, its first such loss in 14 years, dragged down by a massive hit at its giant Vision Fund.

              

    Xerox in $33 billion bid for HP: sources

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    U.S. printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp has made a roughly $33 billion cash-and-stock offer for personal computer maker HP Inc, a company more than three times its size, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

              

    Forget The Trade War: Sixty New Billionaires Debut Among China’s 400 Richest

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    From duck necks to eye cream to tutoring services, China’s wealthiest newcomers made their fortunes catering to the world's biggest population.
              

    RN Oncology Acute Care Full Time (Relo - TX - Sign On Bonus)

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    Acute Care, Med Surg Oncology/Hematology (8 North)

    Full-Time - 36 Hours/Week

    Both Day & Night Shifts Available

    Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, we have the vision and resources to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nations exemplary health care organizations.

    What we need:

    Were currently seeking full-time experienced (18 Months+) Registered Nurses to join our team at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas; The #1 one city in the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement! Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital is a 636-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin.

    Why Oncology/Hematology?

    This 38-bed telemetry monitored nursing unit provides the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients ranging in age from Adults to Geriatrics. The conditions that are within the scope of service for 8 North include but are not limited to the following:

    • Medical Oncology
    • Top notch Cancer Research Technology
    • High Dose Chemotherapy with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
    • Administration of Chemotherapy, Biotherapy, and Monoclonal Antibodies
    • Surgical Oncology
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Administration of Radiation Therapy
    • Hematologic Disorders (Sickle Cell Crisis, Aplastic Anemia, Thalasemia,
    • Thrombocytopenia, etc.)
    • Continuous Cardiac Monitoring (Telemetry)
    • Gynecologic Surgery


      It is very rewarding to work on floor where you have the chance in real life to be a part of team that helps patients fight cancer. Director of Nursing

      Requirements of the Ideal Candidate:

      • Graduate of RN School of Nursing
      • ADN required; BSN preferred
      • Must be licensed to practice professional nursing by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
      • Minimum 18 Months of RN experience, Acute Care or Hospital setting preferred
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Required.
      • Functions competently and effectively under pressure and emergency situations


        $8,000 sign-on bonus offered to qualified selected candidates! When you join Baylor Scott & White Health, youre joining a health care system that spans 49 hospitals and more than 800 patient care sites. But more than that, youre part of a family of caregivers, each focused on serving the needs of our communities, our patients and each other. Join us, and together we can improve health care and become a national role model for others to follow!


        Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) required

        RN license required

        Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

        Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June and September.

              

    Certified Surgical Technologist

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    We Are Hiring Technologist-Surgical-Certifie - Surgery 001 - Part-Time,Rotating - Kokomo-1907 W. Sycamore - Kokomo,INRotating evening shift. On call hours of 1 weeknight weekly and 1 weekend monthlyWhy Join Ascension? In Indiana, St. Vincent operates 24 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, and clinics. St. Vincent's more than 15,000 associates and 3,000 providers offer expertise in a wide range of services including acute/long-term acute care, bariatrics, cancer care, cardiovascular services, emergency/trauma services, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatric services, primary care, urgent/immediate care, women's health and more. St. Vincent has been serving central and southern Indiana for 145 years.St. Vincent is part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What You Will Do As an Associate with St. Vincent Health-IN, you will have the opportunity to facilitate--the safe and efficient performance of surgical procedures.Responsibilities:
    • Prepares surgical operating suite with sterile drapes and sterile solutions as well as appropriate sterile and non-sterile instruments and supplies.
    • Hands required/requested instruments and supplies to surgeon during surgery.
    • Assists with preparing, transporting, positioning and draping patients.
    • Maintains instruments in an organized manner and monitors/tracks instruments counts throughout procedures.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
      • Required Credential(s):
      • BLS Provider--obtained within--6 Months (180 days)--of hire date or job transfer date.--
      • One or more of the following:
      • Surgical Tech--credentialed from the--National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)--obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.--
      • Surgical Tech--credentialed from the--National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)--obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.--Education:
        • Diploma--
        • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree requiredWork Experience:
          • None required.Equal Employment Opportunity St.Vincent is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Please click the link below for more information.--EEO is the Law Poster Supplement----Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.E-Verify Statement St. Vincent, a member of Ascension Health, participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information. (link to E-verify site)--
              

    Gert Boyle, Longtime Columbia Sportswear Chairman, Dies At 95

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    She took over her husband’s sportswear business in 1970 with her son, and helped grow Columbia into a $6 billion company.
              

    Judge shields OxyContin-maker Purdue from litigation until April

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    Purdue Pharma LP and the company's Sackler family owners will be shielded until April 8, 2020, from sprawling opioid litigation to give the maker of OxyContin time to try to reach a legal settlement the company says is worth $10 billion.

              

    Mechanics - Technicians - Mac Tools Auto Route + Training

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    Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.Feel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in an automotive or industrial field, sales, management or business, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route and sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black and Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest and fastest growing mobile franchise opportunities in America and Canada: - Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to. - Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility. - No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training. - Ongoing field support and mentoring. - Your own truck + initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools. - Powered by Stanley Black and Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world. - Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions. - National marketing support with motorsports branding. - Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business. - Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLYMac Tools Franchise Markets:Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries and backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING and SUPPORT: The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.AWARD WINNING: Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD: Mac Tools has the power of Stanley Black and Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.LOW START UP COST:We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidatesDISCOVERY DAY: Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.VETERANS PROGRAM: Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY Associated topics: brand new driving, earning your class a, inexperienced, new career, new driving, no cdl needed, teach, trainee truck driving, truck driver intern, truck driver school
              

    Mechanics - Technicians - Mac Tools Auto Route + Training

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    Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.Feel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in an automotive or industrial field, sales, management or business, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route and sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black and Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest and fastest growing mobile franchise opportunities in America and Canada: - Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to. - Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility. - No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training. - Ongoing field support and mentoring. - Your own truck + initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools. - Powered by Stanley Black and Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world. - Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions. - National marketing support with motorsports branding. - Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business. - Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLYMac Tools Franchise Markets:Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries and backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING and SUPPORT: The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.AWARD WINNING: Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD: Mac Tools has the power of Stanley Black and Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.LOW START UP COST:We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidatesDISCOVERY DAY: Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.VETERANS PROGRAM: Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY Associated topics: brand new driving, cdl school graduates, earn your class a, no cdl required, no experience necessary, recent grad, student truck driving, trainee, trainee truck driver, trainee truck driving
              

    Registered Nurse (RN) - Float

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    We Are Hiring Registered Nurse-Float - Float Staffing 002 - Full-Time, Rotating - SEH St Elizabeth Hospital Oneida - Appleton, WIWhy Join Ascension? Ascension Wisconsin operates 24 hospital campuses and more than 100 related healthcare facilities from Racine to Eagle River. Ascension Wisconsin employs more than 1,300 primary and specialty care clinicians. Ascension Wisconsin is a faith-based healthcare organization that has been serving the state since 1848. In FY2018, Ascension Wisconsin provided more than $292 million in community benefit, including care of persons living in poverty.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What You Will Do As an Associate with Ascension-WI, you will have the opportunity to provide--direct nursing care in a diverse healthcare environment in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.Responsibilities:
    • Implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
    • Serves as a coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
    • Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
    • Assesses and coordinates patient's care needs with members of the healthcare team.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
      • Required Credential(s):
      • BLS Provider--credentialed from the--American Heart Association (AHA)--obtained within--2 Months (60 days)--of hire date or job transfer date.--
      • Registered Nurse--credentialed from the--Wisconsin Board of Nursing--obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.--Licensure from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing OR current home state license if considered multi-state/Compact State.
      • Preferred Credential(s):
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support--credentialed from the--American Heart Association (AHA).--Education:
        • Diploma--
        • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing requiredWork Experience:
          • None required.Equal Employment Opportunity Ascension Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, arrest and/or conviction record, military status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfM/F/Disabled/VetEEO is the Law Poster Supplementhttp://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf
              

    Outside Sales - Route Sales - Established Route + Training - Davenport

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    Build a Great Career and a Quality Life with Mac Tools.

    Sales job title: Outside Sales - Route Sales - Established Route + Training

    Feel the freedom and independence of working on your own, in a stress free environment - with no one to answer to, except yourself! Join the family of more than 1,200 Mac Tools Franchisees that have found success selling the Mac Tools brand! No automotive or tool sales experience is needed. Whether you have a background in sales, management, business or an automotive or industrial field, you can thrive with our world class training and ongoing support programs.

    As a Mobile Route Sales Franchisee, you'll manage your own protected local route & sell our National tool brands to automotive professionals. As soon as you get in the driver's seat, you start earning. As you foster and grow relationships with your existing customers, you'll naturally grow your route and your earning potential.

    Mac Tools offers a family-oriented culture; supported by Stanley Black & Decker - a well-known, 14 billion dollar corporate enterprise - giving you the best of both worlds.

    Top 10 Reasons Why Mac Tools is one of the hottest & fastest
    growing mobile franchise opportunities in America & Canada:



    • Your own exclusive, protected route of customers to sell to.
    • Home-based route sales business offering personal, professional, and financial flexibility.
    • No sales or automotive experience necessary, we offer comprehensive training.
    • Ongoing field support and mentoring.
    • Your own truck + initial inventory of top-selling, high-transaction mechanics tools.
    • Powered by Stanley Black & Decker - the largest and fastest growing tool company in the world.
    • Proprietary Mobile Business Software to manage your business transactions.
    • National marketing support with motorsports branding.
    • Monthly sales flyers, Sales Aids, Videos, Displays and promotions to help grow your business.
    • Low start-up cost with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates.



      TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY



      Mac Tools Franchise Markets:

      Mac Tools currently has over 1,200 existing franchisees globally. Mac Tools ongoing focus is on its development plan to continue expansion throughout North America.

      Franchise opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and across Canada.



      NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY:
      You don't need an automotive tools background to be a successful, high-performing franchisee. People from all industries & backgrounds have found success with the Mac Tools brand!



      COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING & SUPPORT:
      The Mac Tools training program consists of classroom and field-based sales training at our headquarters to ensure that you have all the tools you need to establish and run a successful route sales business.



      AWARD WINNING:
      Consecutive year winner of multiple awards: Fastest Growing Franchise, Top 100 Franchise, Franchise 500, and more.



      THE LARGEST TOOL COMPANY IN THE WORLD:
      Mac Tools-- has the power of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. behind us, with a product line in excess of 42,000 items, allowing us to be stronger and sell more tools than ever.



      LOW START UP COST:

      We have a lower start-up costs than many other franchise opportunities with a variety of financing options for qualified candidates



      DISCOVERY DAY:
      Find out what it's like to be your own boss. Meet current Franchisees and experience the business first hand and learn about the full potential of the opportunity with a franchise owner. There is no cost or obligation to participate in a Discovery Day.



      VETERANS PROGRAM:
      Our Veterans Program offers vets or their spouse discounts of up to $10,000 off their starting tool inventory for a Mac Tools franchise.



      TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY TODAY TO USE OUR 5 SECOND MOBILE APPLY



      Mac Tools--, a division of Stanley Black & Decker Inc.

      505 N Cleveland Ave.

      Westerville, Ohio 43082
              

    Truck Driver CDL A Local Delivery

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    Job Overview

    Driver Local Delivery Relief Route - [Flint, MI]

    About the Role
    • Local Relief Drivers are responsible for delivering our products to small and large retailers on various routes
    • They will manually unload their trucks using a hand dolly, build rapport with our customers, and stock shelves and coolers as requested by the customer.
    • No previous experience is required and Relief Drivers will receive hands-on training upon hire.
    • Local Relief Drivers may also be assigned merchandising and warehouse responsibilities as needed
      Shift and Schedule
      • Monday through Friday
      • 5:00am until route is finished
      • Flexibility to work overtime and weekends as needed
      • Local routes
        Compensation and Benefits
        • $19.35 per hour
        • Full benefits package available Day 1
        • Medical, dental, vision
        • 401K with company match
        • Paid weekly

          About You

          We are looking for a self-motivated and customer service-oriented individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. You enjoy interacting with people and would rather be off your truck than sitting behind the wheel. You enjoy staying active and are excited to spend the majority of your shift lifting, pushing, and pulling cases of our products. Please apply now if you are the person we're searching for!

          This position could utilize the following equipment: Tractor Trailer - Semi - Pup Trailer - Box Truck - 28 ft Trailer - 32 ft Trailer - 53 ft Trailer - Delivery Truck - Side Load - Side Bay - Trailer with lift gate - pallet jack - hand truck - dolly

          This position could include: Driving - CDL - Class A CDL - Delivery Truck Driver - OTR - Delivery Driver - Customer Delivery - Commercial Driver's License

          Requirements
          • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
          • 21 years of age or older
          • Lift, push, and pull a minimum of 50 pounds repeatedly
          • Valid Commercial Driver's License A (CDL A)
          • Ability to maintain valid DOT Driver Qualification File Company Overview & EEO Statement

            Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott's® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

            Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

            Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

            Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.




              

    RN Chest Pain Acute Medical Unit Full Time (Relo - TX - Sign

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    Certified Chest Pain Center/Acute Medical Unit (STC-2)

    Full-Time - 36 Hours/Week

    Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, we have the vision and resources to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nations exemplary health care organizations.

    What we need:

    Were currently seeking full-time experienced (18 Months+) Registered Nurses to join our team at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas; The #1 one city in the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement! Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital is a 636-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin.

    Join us while we continue our Magnet Journey in a Level 1 Trauma Medical Center. We offer a Registered Nurse Compensation Program where you will be eligible for bonuses based on outcomes!

    Awards & Recognition: High Staff Engagement and RN NDNQI Survey Scores, 0 CAUTI for 5 + Years and 0 CLABSI for 2 + Years, The Joint Commission Certified Chest Pain Center

    This 37-bed nursing unit provides the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients ranging in age from Adults to Geriatrics. The conditions that are within the scope of service for STC2 include but are not limited to the following:

    • Patients requiring medication regimens
    • Patients with impaired respiratory status
    • Patients needing care for nutritional support
    • Chest Pain
    • CHF, COPD, PNA, DM, AMS
    • Patients with GI abnormalities
    • Patients requiring skin and wound care
    • Patients requiring cardiac monitoring due to chest pain or arrhythmias


    • STC2 also provides care for Observation patients ranging in age from adult to geriatric who meet criteria for an observation status. The goal for these patients is to diagnose, monitor and treat patients within 36 hours. The conditions that are within the scope of service for the Observation Service include but are not limited to the following:

      • chest pain
      • CHF
      • syncope
      • dehydration
      • abdominal-gastrointestinal conditions


      • STC 2 has a dedicated case manager who evaluates changes in patients conditions and treatments. If the change indicates the patient meets inpatient criteria, physician orders will be submitted to the Admission Center, and the patient stay on the unit as an inpatient for the remainder of their care.

        Requirements of the Ideal Candidate:

        • Graduate of RN School of Nursing
        • ADN required; BSN preferred
        • Must be licensed to practice professional nursing by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
        • Minimum 18 Months of RN experience, Acute Care or Hospital setting preferred
        • Basic Life Support (BLS) Required.
        • Functions competently and effectively under pressure and emergency situations


          $8,000 sign-on bonus offered to qualified selected candidates! When you join Baylor Scott & White Health, youre joining a health care system that spans 49 hospitals and more than 800 patient care sites. But more than that, youre part of a family of caregivers, each focused on serving the needs of our communities, our patients and each other. Join us, and together we can improve health care and become a national role model for others to follow!


          Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) required

          RN license required

          Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

          Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June and September.

              

    Guest Experience Lead (GEL)

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    Description:McDonald's Works for Me.
    I'm going places. I want to have fun, I like to be challenged, and I need a schedule that works for me.
    The Job for Me ? Get a job that fits your life, inspires your best, and moves you forward. Choose your hours. Pursue your education. Build your skills and be yourself.
    The Team for Me ? Our people want to say YES ? to working with energy and purpose, learning new skills, serving delicious food and creating feel-good moments with our guests. Does this sound like you? You'll fit right in.
    The Place for Me ? From here, you can go further than you thought possible. Reach your goals and build your future with college tuition assistance, high school completion programs, English language courses and valuable job skills.
    We are committed to being America's best first job. Let's talk. Make your move.
    See a day in the life of a Guest Experience Lead at McDonald'shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiaN61vWY3A&feature=youtu.be
    Requirements:We believe in letting you do you. If you're looking for a part-time job that supports your full-time ambition, you've come to the right place. And right now we have an awesome opportunity for Guest Experience Leaders to work in our restaurant between the hours of 8am and 8pm. The Guest Experience Leader gets to create feel-good moments everyday with customers by:? Greeting guests and communicating with them while ordering? Offering help with using the ordering kiosks? Offering assistance to those in need of some extra hands? Checking with them once they have their food to make sure they?re satisfied, or to see if they need anything else? Ensuring kids receive a kid treat? Handling any concerns? Communicating with the restaurant team to provide feedback and recommendationsAll you'll need is an outstanding attitude, willingness to learn and grow and the capability to excel in a fast-paced, team environment. We'll teach you the rest. We offer great pay, tremendous benefits and a chance to grow like you wouldn?t believe. Sound good? Give us a try! You must be 16 years of age or older to work as a Guest Experience Leader at corporate owned and operated McDonald's restaurant.
    Additional Info:A job as a Guest Experience Leader at a McDonald?s Corporate owned restaurant gives you the chance to grow your skills and meet great people, while earning some outstanding benefits opportunities along the way. Those can include:? Competitive pay? Medical, dental and vision coverage? 401k with matching contributions? Paid time off equal to 2% of gross earnings? Unpaid Leaves of Absence? Education through Archways to Opportunity including opportunities to earn a High School degree, college tuition assistance and English classes as a second language? Discount programs? Free meals / meal discounts
    This job posting contains some information about what it is like to work in a McDonald?s restaurant, but it is not a complete job description. People who work in a McDonald?s restaurant perform a number of different tasks every day, and this posting does not list all of the essential functions of this job.
    McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's USA, LLC (the "Company") are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of a corporate-owned restaurant on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.--Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws.--A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact--recruiting.supportteam@us.mcd.com--if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at a McDonald?s corporate-owned restaurant to which you are applying.

    Company Description:

    McDonald---s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on modernizing our experiences, not to make a different McDonald---s but to build a better McDonald---s.We are a people business just as much as we are a restaurant business. We strive to be the most inclusive brand on the planet by building diverse teams who create delicious, feel good moments that are easy for everyone to enjoy. Joining McDonald's means thinking big on a daily basis and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world.
              

    Registered Nurse (RN)

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    We Are Hiring RN-Registered Nurse - Stepdown Intermediate Care 001 - Full-Time,Night - Kokomo-1907 W. Sycamore - Kokomo, IN7P-7:30am --Every 3rd weekend.Why Join Ascension? In Indiana, St. Vincent operates 24 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, and clinics. St. Vincent's more than 15,000 associates and 3,000 providers offer expertise in a wide range of services including acute/long-term acute care, bariatrics, cancer care, cardiovascular services, emergency/trauma services, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatric services, primary care, urgent/immediate care, women's health and more. St. Vincent has been serving central and southern Indiana for 145 years.St. Vincent is part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What You Will Do As an Associate with St. Vincent Health-IN, you will have the opportunity to provide--direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.Responsibilities:
    • Implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
    • Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
    • Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
    • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
      • Required Credential(s):
      • Certified--BLS Provider--obtained within--6 Months (180 days)--of hire date or job transfer date.--
      • One or more of the following:
      • Registered Nurse--credentialed from the--Indiana Board of Nursing--obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.--
      • Registered Nurse--credentialed from the--American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)--obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.--Education:
        • Diploma--
        • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.Work Experience:
          • None required.Equal Employment Opportunity St.Vincent is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Please click the link below for more information.--EEO is the Law Poster Supplement----Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.E-Verify Statement St. Vincent, a member of Ascension Health, participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information. (link to E-verify site)--
              

    Hybris DevOps Engineer

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    Requisition Number: 70537--Insight is looking to add a dynamic--Sr Hybris--DevOps Engineer--to join our--Global team--that will work on designing, developing and supporting the Hybris platform to connect with our global SAP ERP system.-- If you meet the qualifications below and desire to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment then we want to talk to you.--Job Responsibilities:
    • Understand and effectively communicate Java features and limitations in the context of design and development decisions
    • Help manage the design and development process, drive decisions, and coordinate efforts with fellow--teammates
    • Serve as a subject matter expert on his/her team--Job Requirements:
      • 7+ years of experience--as Java Developer
      • 4+ years of expereince with , J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, Camel, Groovy
      • 4+ years of experience with SAP CPI and Hybris E-Commerce Platform
      • Strong working experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, JSON, SOAand ESB)
      • CICD Experience Perferred
      • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum practices
      • Knowledge of Test Driven Development (TDD)
      • Ability to come up with accurate development estimates based on high-level business and/or technical requirements
      • Excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills
      • Enjoy working collaboratively with a team, while also possessing a strong independent work ethic--The position described above provides a summary of some the job duties required and what it would be like to work at Insight. For a comprehensive list of physical demands and work environment for this position,--.Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises, Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions--- and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of digital innovation, cloud/data center transformation, connected workforce, and supply chain optimization solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our 6,800 employees help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run smarter. Discover more at .--
        • Global provider of Intelligent Technology Solutions--- for organizations of all sizes
        • Ranked #417 on the 2018 Fortune 500, #12 on the CRN Solution Provider 500
        • Founded in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona; now celebrating our 30th anniversary--and operating in 20 countries
        • $6.7 billion in revenue for 2017
        • 8,000+ teammates worldwide working with 5,300+ partners
        • 2017 Arizona's Most Admired Companies (AZ Business Magazine),--#7 2017 Best Places to Work (Phoenix Business Journal)
        • 2018 Dell EMC Server Partner of the Year, 2018 Intel Retail Solution Partner of the Year, 2018 IBM Geography Excellence Award as the Top National Strategic Business Partner in North America, Microsoft's largest global partner----Today's talent leads--tomorrow's success. Learn about careers at Insight:--.--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.--Posting Notes:--Tempe------Arizona (US-AZ)------United States (US)------None---- None------Remote----#LI-US
              

    Route Trainee - UniFirst

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    UniFirst is seeking a driven customer focused Route Trainee to join the UniFirst family. As a Route Trainee, you will support the Service Department by helping Route Service Representatives with loading and unloading trucks, delivering and picking up customer products, maintaining vehicle safety, and covering assigned routes when needed. When covering routes, this individual will drive a company vehicle to and from customer stops along an assigned route. Routes are serviced daytime hours Monday through Friday because in the UniFirst culture, we believe nights and weekends should be reserved for personal and family time.

    This position is ideal for individuals who prefer their work day to always be a little different and want to get their foot in the door to establish a career in Route Service. This individual may have the opportunity to move into a commissioned Route Service Representative position upon satisfactory performance reviews and appropriate tenure.


    What?s in it for you?

    Training:
    Our Team Partners get quality skills training designed to enhance their performance and assist them with their career potential and advancement.
    Career Mobility:
    Some companies like to promote from within, we love to! Nearly all our Senior Executives started at UniFirst in our Service Department.
    Culture:
    Our family culture is what makes UniFirst an organization that stands out from the rest. Did we mention no nights or weekends?
    Diversity:
    At UniFirst, you'll find an environment packed with different cultures, personalities, and backgrounds because we believe it takes many kinds of people to make us successful.

    What you?ll be doing:
    • Service customers in a professional manner using effective communication skills and resolving customer issues
    • Ensure accurate invoice inventories
    • Perform inventory audits
    • Maintain route vehicle reports, safety inspections and general appearance
    • Attend daily account collections with Route Service Manager and assist with Account Receivable collections


      Qualifications
      What we?re looking for:
      • High school diploma or GED, some college is a plus
      • 21 years of age
      • Valid driver?s license
      • Reliable transportation
      • Must meet pre-employment DOT physical requirements
      • Physically capable of lifting up to 50 pounds
      • Communication and language skills
      • Basic computer proficiency
      • Prior customer service, route sales, delivery and/or entrepreneurial experience preferred

        Benefits & Perks
        401K with Company Match, Profit Sharing, Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Direct Payroll Deposit, Tuition Reimbursement, 30% Employee Discount, Employee Referral Bonuses.

        About UniFirst
        The fabric of UniFirst is woven from its very unique family culture where our Team Partners enjoy a small company feel while taking advantage of the resources and stability that come with being a 1.5-billion-dollar organization.
        UniFirst is an international leader in the $18 billion-dollar garment services industry. We currently employ over 13,000 team partners who serve 300,000 business customer locations throughout the U.S., Canada,