Next Page: 10000

          Wynne Attends 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Meets Anderson .Paak      Cache   Translate Page      
by Jenni Moore
GettyImages-1046800004-BennettRaglin.jpg
Bennett Raglin / Getty Images
On October 6, 21-year-old Portland rapper Wynne attended the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards in Miami, Florida. While in Miami for the event, Wynne got to mingle with phenomenal hip-hop/funk/soul artist Anderson .Paak, and by the looks of her Twitter activity, the "Buzzer" rapper also got her Malibu record signed.


Wynne will also appear in the BET Hip-Hop Awards' cypher video on BET.com.

While it may seem weird to invite a white artist to an event meant to celebrate and showcase people of color, it’s really not that weird at all. Despite some factually untrue statements made by Clueless star Stacey Dash and our current racist president back in 2016, BET is known to recognize the contributions of non-Black artists as well. Iggy Azalea, Justin Bieber, Sam Smith and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are just a few examples of white artists who have been nominated in years past, and the latter two actually won.

Both via her music and online, Wynne has established herself as an ally to the empowerment of Black and brown people; her invitation is likely the byproduct of the artist being outspoken about issues of social justice, and her self-aware acknowledgement of the privileges she benefits from as a white, blonde rapper from Lake Oswego.

Embed from Getty Images

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          UN Panel on Climate Change Says We're Fucked      Cache   Translate Page      
by Katie Herzog
Welcome to the future.
Welcome to the future. Karl Spencer/Getty Images

Time to take up smoking, everyone! The planet is going to shit so fast, drought will probably get to you before the cancer does.

On Monday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a depressing new report about just how fucked we are when it comes to global climate change. According to the IPCC, on the path we're currently careening down, the planet will increase in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, a mere 12 years away.

One-and-a-half degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) might not sound significant, but it is, and we're already two-thirds of the way there. A temperature increase of this magnitude will, according to the IPCC lead to an increase in catastrophic storms, floods, wildfires, droughts, and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people, particularly those in already vulnerable areas, like Cape Town, South Africa, which nearly ran out of water this year. While people living in poverty and vulnerable areas are more fucked than we are in Seattle, the U.S. is already seeing the effects of climate change, from hurricanes in North Carolina to wildfires in California and floods in Houston.

Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels was the goal of the agreement that resulted from the Paris Climate Accords—which, of course, Donald Trump refused to ratify, one of only three countries on the entire planet to refuse to go along. (The others were Syria and Nicaragua. Even North Korea agreed to comply.) Without drastic action—not now, but yesterday—the Earth will, in all likelihood, reach the 1.5 degree threshold in the next 12 years. And then it will get worse. At 1.5 degrees, an estimated 10 percent of coral reefs will survive ocean acidification; at 2 degrees, only 1 percent will. In other words, we're fucked.

The White House, of course, is too busy throwing campaign rallies and blowing the coal industry to give a shit, but climate change is real, it's here, and it will not get better with Donald Trump in office and the GOP running the show. Remember that 1.5 degrees when it comes time to vote.

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          Won't someone please think of Helen Lovejoy?      Cache   Translate Page      
by Anonymous

Every time you try to hide behind your kids, using them as a self-righteous shield for your terrible abuse, it makes me want to ruin your life.
Your smarmy emails and suggestions that I do anything but work my ass off are duly noted. Remember when I wouldn't have sex with you, so you went in the garage and smashed all of your stuff?
You told me these EXACT phrases:
"You're lucky as far as ex-wives go, because I never beat you"?
"You forced me to treat you this way"
You're an abusive asshole with a tiny dick. How do you sleep at night?

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          This October, Watch 2018's Best Horror Flicks      Cache   Translate Page      
by Mercury Staff
hqdefault.jpg

It's October and things are getting spooooky! Here are our top picks from 2018 in the horror and horror-adjacent genres, as reviewed in our award-winning* Movies & TV section!

*not actually award-winning

1523034724-shorts_2_a_quiet_place.jpg

A Quiet Place (the one everybody loved this year)

A Quiet Place, director/co-writer/actor John Krasinski’s startlingly good monster movie, quickly establishes a lean, mean scenario and then cranks up the tension. This is a ruthlessly efficient primal scream generator that somehow doesn’t leave the viewer feeling ill-used, and audiences are going to go bananas. ANDREW WRIGHT

hereditary.jpg

Hereditary (the other one everybody loved this year)

Hereditary is brilliant—the whole thing hums with cold electricity that’s guaranteed to unsettle your soul. Aster gracefully illustrates humanity’s ancient fear of predestined fate in a setting, and with a family unit, that feels deeply rooted in reality. CIARA DOLAN

mandy.jpg

Mandy (feat. bugfuck crazy Nicholas Cage)

This is a movie that’s kind of sad, kind of lyrical, and kind of rock ’n’ roll; its first half is an earnest, artsy character study, and its second is a greasy, sordid revenge flick. It also features one of Nicolas Cage’s most bugfuck crazy performances, so: Mandy isn’t for everyone. But for those it is for? It’s a hell of a thing. ERIK HENRIKSEN

upgrade.jpg

Upgrade (an underrated sci-fi thriller with some action and body horror)

Upgrade becomes a sort of poor man’s RoboCop meets a basic cable Black Mirror with shades of The Crow (RoboCop 2: Cyber Cop!). Writer/director Leigh Whannell doesn’t have Paul Verhoeven’s gift for satire, but he does have a horror director’s facility for visceral gore and suspenseful compositions. VINCE MANCINI

the-terror.jpg

The Terror (terror... in the snow!)

The Terror’s ability to impart palpable sensations of cabin fever and endless-winter madness is more knuckle-whitening than anything its characters might encounter out on the ice. NED LANNAMANN

the-endless.jpg

The Endless (UFO death cult!)

The film straddles the genres of sci-fi, psychological thriller, and horror, but most of its terror stems from one question: Is something always watching us and manipulating our world? Like a darker, weirder The Truman Show, the unraveling reality of The Endless offers both genuine scares and thoughtful ruminations on the human condition. CIARA DOLAN

web-review---unsane.jpg

Unsane (Steven Soderbergh's thriller, shot entirely on an iPhone)

It’s never quite clear how much we can trust Sawyer. Claire Foy does a remarkable job keeping us focused on her plight, even as she remains an almost entirely unreliable and unlikeable protagonist. While that element of Unsane rubs rough against the film’s subtext of a woman’s voice and story being ignored or doubted, it doesn’t take away from the film’s creeping, fascinating dread. ROBERT HAM

1519328338-annihilation.jpg

Annihilation (Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller... horror... mystery... thing)

Garland’s visual ingenuity is extraordinary. Vines and flowers and fungus sprout from the edges of the frame in pinks, purples, teals, and yellows; that the film wrings so much dread out of these ostensibly cheerful colors is among its many wonders. There are shots so beautiful that you’ll probably gasp in the theater; seconds later, there are things so revolting you’ll feel sick to your stomach. NED LANNAMANN


Read more of the Mercury's movie and TV coverage here!

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          Re: Kavanaugh: Trump's Scumbag      Cache   Translate Page      

@11 I know. I'm working on it. Thank you.


Posted by Christina Rae
          Re: HAHAHAHAHA!      Cache   Translate Page      

Sometimes, life is good🤣


Posted by ArrestedDevelopment
          Re: HAHAHAHAHA!      Cache   Translate Page      

So not surprising. At all.


Posted by Christina Rae
          Re: Good Morning, News: Nikki Haley Quits, Taylor Swift Rocks the Vote, and GOP Petrified of Snowflake Mob      Cache   Translate Page      

I find it profoundly disturbing that people will register to vote because of something Taylor Swift said and not because Donald Fucking Trump is president or the GOP is destroying the country or that an alcoholic and rapist was just put on the SCOTUS. And we wonder why this country is so fucked up beyond belief.


Posted by Christina Rae
          Building morale through activism (just don't call it politics)      Cache   Translate Page      

When the partners at Work & Co arrived at their Brooklyn headquarters the day after Donald Trump was elected president, they found much of their staff crying. The digital product agency's talent, about half of whom are immigrants and 20% of whom are first-generation Americans, felt their world had been turned upside down.

"Events like that make you re- evaluate what's important," said Mohan Ramaswamy, one of the agency's founding partners, "and we were at a point when we could think about how we could bring more meaning to the work we were doing."

The fast-growing firm already had decided it wanted to provide more opportunities for its employees to do pro bono work, both because of the social good and because it would help with retention. A survey showed the company's staff overwhelmingly cared about three issues: immigration, women's health and climate change.

Two months after the election, the company chartered buses for people who wanted to attend the Women's March in Washington. It signed on to amicus briefs in immigration cases, focusing on those being heard by federal courts in California. It ramped up its work on environmental issues. Most of all, it donated work worth $800,000 to Planned Parenthood: creating a tracking trump.org tool to keep tabs on administration actions regarding reproductive rights, as well as improving other digital tools. Work & Co plans to unveil another major Planned Parenthood initiative next month.

It isn't clear how many New York companies have taken similar steps, even among the tech sector, where it is common practice to give employees time to work on their own projects. But Work & Co is a good example of a company willing to stretch traditional boundaries of what is possible when it comes to advocacy.

Ramaswamy is uncomfortable with the notion that he has plunged into politics. "Typically you don't want politics to be muddled with your job," he said. "But I think for us it was less about politics than about the kind of topics that interact with our staff." He shrugged his shoulders when reminded that few issues are more politically contentious than the three to which Work & Co has committed.

The pro bono projects that the company takes on are just like the ones it handles for clients: product design and development of digital tools for the web and mobile applications. It has grown from five employees to almost 260 in a little more than five years, serves large clients such as Apple and Google and has outposts in Portland, Ore., and Brazil. The firm wants its staff to be close-knit, ordering in lunch every day so people eat together (but they go home at night, unlike at other tech shops—so there are no pool tables).

Although large companies worry about alienating customers with political activity, Ramaswamy said his clients have been supportive, in part because Work & Co is doing what customers believe they can't.

The upcoming election results are unlikely to change Work & Co's efforts, he said, except maybe someday the firm can provide governments with tools to make their efforts more effective.

Is Work & Co an outlier in New York or is your company doing something similar? Tell me about it: gregdavid49@gmail.com.


          Customer Service Representative - Micron - Vancouver, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Our family business is looking to fill different positions immediately in our customer service and care department. We help our Portland community with... $2,140 a month
From Indeed - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 20:53:49 GMT - View all Vancouver, WA jobs
          Customer Service - Micron - Vancouver, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Our family business is looking to fill different positions immediately in our customer service and care department. We help our Portland community with... $2,140 a month
From Indeed - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:57:55 GMT - View all Vancouver, WA jobs
          Sounders helped their playoff chances on Monday. Could a date with Portland in the postseason happen?      Cache   Translate Page      
Sounders. Portland. In the playoffs? Yes. As things stand, the Sounders sit in the fifth position in the MLS Western Conference and would play their I-5 rival Portland in the … Click to Continue »
          Peninsula High soccer standout Grande chooses Concordia University in Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
Peninsula High School standout soccer player Madison Grande has made her college decision: She’ll be continuing her academic and soccer career at Division II Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. on … Click to Continue »
          Ryan North's Long View Perspective in How to Invent Everything Curves Towards Hope For Humanity      Cache   Translate Page      
by Joe Streckert
ryannorthwithbook.png
Courtesy of the artist, author photo by Connie Tsang

You're a time traveler. Your time machine broke and you're trapped in the past. There's no way you're getting back to the future, but you can invent a new one.

That's the premise of How to Invent Everything, the new book from Ryan North, best known for Dinosaur Comics and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. The book (illustrated by Portland cartoonist Lucy Bellwood) presents itself as a guide for the lost time traveler, and guides an ordinary person through how to re-create civilization. It's a guide to domesticating cows, inventing radio, and figuring out the basics of logic.

North's premise might sound dry, as he's basically writing an encyclopedia. However, he's talented and smart enough to make essentially any topic entertaining. Brief, funny what-if conversations are at the core of Dinosaur Comics. North proves that he doesn't need to speak through a T-Rex and a Utahraptor to make pronouncements about the nature of electricity funny.

That's also not the most enjoyable aspect of How to Invent Everything. North's pseudo-encyclopedia provides perspective, and far-reaching thousand-year long view is actually a relief right now. Our moment sucks. The news is bad, the people in power are bad, and it's very easy to think that humanity is defined by its worst impulses and most glaring ignorance.

How to Invent Everything, though, is a reminder that humanity is capable of making significant, real progress, albeit slowly. We can be better. North's vision of history is one of ingenuity and progress in the best way possible. He doesn't fall into the easy trap of painting history as an inevitable march of progress fueled by genius inventors and leaders. Instead, he gives us a vision of humans as problem-solving creatures.

timemachine.png
courtesy of the artist, illustration by lucy bellwood

We're lazy, so we make machines work for us. We don't want to go out to listen to music, so we invent radio. We would rather spend time on mental labor rather than physical labor, so computers are a thing now. And so on. In the world according to North, civilization is built out of these short-cuts and workarounds. You solve enough problems, eventually you get the modern world.

It's a helpful reminder that humans are, in fact, capable of improving the world around them, and that given enough time pretty much anyone can learn trigonometry or figure out how a trumpet works. The news is full of despair and our leaders are terrible, but North is here to tell us that we've been better, and we can be better. We can turn wolves into dogs. We can figure out longitude. Sometimes we fuck up and our time machines break, but at the end of the day we can invent everything.

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          [MLS: Portland Timbers] - Sebastián Blanco's golazo against RSL | The Complete Look      Cache   Translate Page      
none
          [Oregon Live] - Portland Timbers injury report: Jeff Attinella still out, Alvas Powell back on the field      Cache   Translate Page      
none
          The Chris King Open House 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
I’m heading up to Portland today, in preparation for the Chris King Open House and Builder Showcase. There will be a handful of bikes on display, as well as symposiums, and all are invited. All you’ve gotta do is RSVP on the Facebook event page. See ya there!
          Antifa Takes Over Portland – Who’s Really in Charge?      Cache   Translate Page      

Does Portland, Oregon have a Mayor and police department? Recent developments make you wonder. On Saturday, Antifa began directing traffic and harassing anyone who didn’t obey, even threatening them with violence and vandalizing their cars in a “protest.” We wrote about the summer anti-ICE protest that lasted so long the site became a biohazard. Now, the […]

The post Antifa Takes Over Portland – Who’s Really in Charge? appeared first on Conservative Firing Line.


          UPDATE #3: Suspect Identified in Early Morning SERT/CNT Call-Out in Portland's Hollywood Neighborhood (Photo)      Cache   Translate Page      
The suspect taken into custody by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) early this morning has been identified as 27-year-old Donnie Pradith.

Pradith was located and taken into custody inside a shed located on a property in the 1600 block of Northeast 40th Avenue.

During the investigation and search of the neighborhood, a police canine team located a firearm in the yard of a location near where the suspect was taken into custody. Officers believe the suspect was in possession of the firearm. Additionally, officers believe the suspect left the firearm behind while being sought by officers. The firearm was seized as evidence. (A photograph of the firearm is provided with this release.)

While officers searched for the suspect, an officer contacted the registered owner of the Toyota Camry the suspect was driving at the time of the crash. The officer learned the vehicle was stolen, but had not yet been reported as a stolen vehicle to law enforcement. As officers searched the Toyota Camry they located 300 Xanax pills and $800.00 in cash. Investigators believe the illegal drugs and cash were in the possession of the suspect. The illegal drugs and cash were seized as evidence. (A photograph of the illegal drugs and cash is provided with this release.)


Pradith was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver Causing Injury, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Burglary in the Second Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Investigators expect additional charges in relation to the drug investigation.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW####


Members with the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) have taken the suspect into custody.

Area roadways will be re-opened shortly. Residents in the area may leave their residences at this time.

The suspect's identity and charges will be provided once he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Members with the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) continue to search for a suspect in the 1600 block of Northeast 40th Avenue.

This investigation began on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 2:48 a.m. when a North Precinct officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on the driver of a 1994 Toyota Camry near Northeast 31st and Northeast Broadway. The officer attempted to stop the driver and vehicle after observing the driver perform a traffic violation. The driver of the Toyota failed to yield. The officer did not pursue the driver and the vehicle, but observed the vehicle crash shortly after attempting to stop the vehicle. The driver crashed the vehicle onto a small green space at the intersection of Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, and Northeast Broadway.

The officer responded to the crash scene, observed the driver run from the vehicle and located an injured adult male that had been run over at the time of the crash. A description of the suspect and his direction of travel was provided to responding officers. During the investigation, officers learned the suspect was likely armed with a handgun. As officers searched the area for the suspect, an area resident informed officers a man matching the suspect's description had ran onto his property and entered a shed on the property.

Because the suspect is believed to be armed and has barricaded himself inside a building the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to assist with the search for the suspect.

During this incident, community members are asked to stay away from the area of the search and any resident in the area should remain in their homes. At this time Northeast 41st Avenue and Northeast 40th Avenue are closed between Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 20's, 5'5" tall, 125 pounds, wearing all black, and likely armed with a handgun. Anyone who has information about this incident or observes someone matching the suspect's description should contact 9-1-1.

Based on initial information, officers believe the injured adult male was sleeping in the shrubbery when he was ran over by the driver of the Toyota. The injured man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

This release will be updated as the investigation continues.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the 1600 block of Northeast 40th Avenue regarding a suspect that barricaded himself in a residence that does not belong to the suspect.

Northeast 41st Avenue and Northeast 40th Avenue are closed between Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast Broadway during the investiagation. People should avoid the area at this time.

The PIO is responding to the scene. All responding media should stage at the Starbucks near Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

###PPB###


          Traffic #ALERT: Major Crash Team Investigation Underway on W Burnside St -- One Person Injured      Cache   Translate Page      
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 5:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a crash near Northwest 3rd Avenue and West Burnside Street on the report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a TriMet bus.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and located an adult female under the bus. The woman was suffering from what were believed to be serious injuries. Portland Fire and Rescue personnel extricated the woman from underneath the bus. The injured woman was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries.

Based on the injured woman's condition, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to lead the traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

At this time in the investigation no one on the bus has reported being injured as a result of this crash.

During this traffic crash investigation West Burnside Street will be closed between Northwest 2nd Avenue and Northwest 3rd Avenue. Motorists planning to use West Burnside Street should use alternate routes at this time.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

###PPB###


          Jr. Project Manager - Liquid Development - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Jr.... $28,000 - $45,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 03:28:49 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Art Director - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best....
From Keywords Studios - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 23:25:43 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Lead Hard Surface Artist - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Lead Hard Surface Artist....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Technical Rigger - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Lead Character Artist - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Lead Character Artist....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Mariners Swap Vail for Leone      Cache   Translate Page      
PORTLAND, ME - The Maine Mariners and Cincinnati Cyclones have completed their second trade in three weeks, announcing a deal today that sends defense... - ECHL Maine Mariners
          Portland Antifa Blocks Streets, Nearly Start Riot, Threaten People, Attack Cars      Cache   Translate Page      
Protesters Started a Riot in Downtown Portland! 🚘🔨😡💢[October 6th – 4pm – SW 4th and Salmon]#PatrickKimmons #PDX #March #DontShoot #Oregon #BLM #Antifa #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/9J0DClvQuG — Brandon Farley (@FarleyFilms) October 7, 2018 Old guy made mistake in stopping car and getting out. Via Daily Caller: Antifa protesters blocked traffic and almost started a riot during a […]
          VIDEO: ANTIFA Blocks Traffic And Threaten White People      Cache   Translate Page      

The anti-fascist group ANTIFA used fascist tactics to block a Portland intersection and accost white people for being white. Andy C. Ngo, an editor at Quillette, caught some amazing video of white ANTIFA members calling other white people supremacists. The scene unfolded last Thursday at an intersection where about 20 members of the radical-left decided […]

The post VIDEO: ANTIFA Blocks Traffic And Threaten White People appeared first on Liberty News Now.


          [MLS: Portland Timbers] - Giovanni Savarese talks to the media after training | Oct. 9, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
none
          Fantasy Basketball: Portland Trail Blazers Preview      Cache   Translate Page      
The Portland Trail Blazers are an odd team for fantasy basketball. They are a good regular season team, but for fantasy there are only two stars and Jusuf Nurkic, a borderline top 100 player. They’re in a tough spot because everyone knows they’re not going to compete for a championship, big free agents are hard to lure to Portland, Oregon, and the team is too good to get a high draft pick. Damian Lillard is locked up, for this year and the next, before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2021. He has gone on the record stating that he’d like to stay in Portland, but if the Blazers front office doesn’t do something drastic, this team is going to be on the proverbial treadmill for years.
          Reviewing Nextera Energy Partners (NEP) & Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR)      Cache   Translate Page      
Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) and Nextera Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability. Analyst Ratings This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Portland General Electric […]
          Jr. Project Manager - Liquid Development - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Jr.... $28,000 - $45,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 03:28:49 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Art Director - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best....
From Keywords Studios - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 23:25:43 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Lead Hard Surface Artist - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Lead Hard Surface Artist....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Technical Rigger - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Lead Character Artist - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Lead Character Artist....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Systems QA Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
NC-charlotte, Title: Systems QA Analyst Locations: Chandler, AZ Phoenix, AZ Portland, OR Minneapolis, MN St. Louis, MO Charlotte, NC Sioux Falls, SD Type: Contract Our client, a leading financial institution, is seeking a Systems QA Analyst. Responsibilities: Creates, prepares and presents test strategy and test plan documents. Creates test scripts Plans and executes quality assurance testing as per agreed proj
          Weekday Trumpdate: Nikki Haley Gets the Fuck Out, Trump Tweets "Multilayered Nonsense"      Cache   Translate Page      
Maybe Ivanka will go to the UN. by Chase Burns
What a fart.
What a fart. Getty Images

Another day, another Trumpddate. Was it really just a week ago that the NY Times's bombshell reporting on Trump's finances came out? Whatever happened with all that? Oh yeah. Nothing.

The big news of today, so far, is that Nikki Haley—"one of Trump’s many dignity beards," as Rich Smith calls her—is leaving her position as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. From CBS News:

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is leaving her post at the end of the year, President Trump announced in the Oval Office Tuesday morning. Haley's replacement is unclear, although Mr. Trump said he will likely select the new ambassador in the next two or three weeks.

Haley told reporters she will not run for office in 2020 and instead campaign for the president, in an attempt to quash speculation that she might chart her own political course challenging him.

[...]

Mr. Trump said a number of people would like to do Haley's job, and claimed it's a more "glamorous" position than it was a couple years ago.

Who will take that glam position? Maybe someone from Goldman Sachs! From CNBC:

Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and former deputy national security advisor to President Donald Trump, has had discussions with senior members of the administration about possibly succeeding Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

In the days leading up to Haley's sudden and surprising resignation Tuesday, senior White House officials reached out to Powell about possibly taking the role, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

But maybe Ivanka will take Haley's place! Per NBC News:

"How good would Ivanka be?" he asked rhetorically before dismissing the idea.

"I think Ivanka would be incredible but it doesn't mean [I would name her]," Trump said. "I would be accused of nepotism." He added that he thought there was no one "more competent in the world" than Ivanka Trump.

Yeah... that wouldn't just be nepotism:


But wait wait wait! Why is Haley leaving if she's not trying to run for president? Are we supposed to buy that she's just tired? Maybe it has something to do with this... per HuffPo:

A watchdog organization is calling for an investigation into seven private flights taken by United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley that were paid for by South Carolina business executives.

The 2017 flights, which Haley listed on her public financial disclosure report this year, were between New York, Washington and three cities in her home state of South Carolina, where she was governor before joining the Trump administration. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said the flights were likely worth about $24,000 and should be investigated by the State Department’s inspector general.

While the Haley news was breaking, Trump tweeted this nonsense:

The Washington Post breaks it down:

The tweet appears to be rare multilayered nonsense. Nonsense within older nonsense.

The base layer is the false premise that hundreds of protesters who swarmed the Capitol during Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings were “paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad,” as Trump put it in another pronouncement last week, in contradiction to all known facts.

Onto this original falsehood, Trump has now stacked the baffling claim that the paid protesters were not, in fact, paid — “they haven’t gotten their checks,” as he wrote.

This is the conundrum the world is trying to solve.

They go on to decipher the whole mess here.

His Twitter today hasn't been complete multilayered nonsense*. He's also getting out the vote:


*Well, the "Vote.GOP" part definitely counts as multilayered nonsense.

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          Administrative Assistant IV      Cache   Translate Page      
OR-Portland, Administrative Assistant IV Portland, OR Bring your administrative support experience to this role where you will: Provide administrative assistance and secretarial support to the Manager & Senior Associate General Counsel and two other attorneys in the Cambia legal department Key Qualifications and Experience: 5 plus years increasingly responsible administrative assistant experience (preferably i
          Data Strategy & Operations Manager - Portland General Electric - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Business Enterprise Knowledge. Excellent business acumen and interpersonal skills; Ensure that business reports derived from controlled data are consistent and...
From Portland General Electric - Mon, 01 Oct 2018 19:16:23 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          10/10/2018: NEWS: COMIC DENIES ASSAULT CHARGE      Cache   Translate Page      

COMEDIAN Katt Williams has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a hired driver at Portland International Airport in Oregon on Friday. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office said Williams pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree assault. He had come...
          10月9日(火)のつぶやき その51      Cache   Translate Page      

ご両人とも、かつては絶大な社会的影響力を持っていたのだろう。しかし、それは見識・実力の裏付けは実は乏しく、テレビという魔法の箱が演出したエンタメショーだった。魔法が解けるとマヌケ顔が二つ。

〓小泉元首相「原発ゼロ」掲げない石破氏… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 城之内 みな (@minajyounouchi) 2018年10月9日 - 14:28

#百田尚樹 氏 新作タイトル決定!

「日本国紀」にほんこくき

来月発売予定、値段は1800円位になる。
表紙も中身も上質紙。背表紙は角背。

#虎8

買おうー! pic.twitter.com/ShbABdz2hO

— シュガーレイ (@sugarraysugar) 2018年10月9日 - 10:38

.@doctora989 さんの「もう一つ燃料投下しておくと、千田教授の所属の武蔵大学の学長である山㟢哲哉教授も社会学が専門だが、論文総数わずか11報、査読ありの論文ゼロ。国際誌の論文ももちろんゼロ。引用は見つけることができない」… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 3pF (@3pF) 2018年10月8日 - 21:20

【米中】ポンペオ国務長官「中国の行動に強い懸念」...王毅氏との会談で「根本的な不一致がある」と指摘 honmotakeshi.com/archives/54262… pic.twitter.com/SD4oLl3D9D

— 正義の見方 (@honmo_takeshi) 2018年10月9日 - 14:39

「日本人集めるつもりない」…留学生狙い開校も:読売新聞 yomiuri.co.jp/national/20181…
自民党は少子高齢化対策より外国人労働者受け入れる政策を優先にして、こんなぶざま

— 孫向文 (@sun_koubun) 2018年10月9日 - 09:49

【国防最前線】迷彩服と自衛隊車両を見ると安心する被災者 九州北部豪雨、福岡県東峰村と自衛隊(下) zakzak.co.jp/soc/news/18100… @zakdeskより

— 桜林美佐 (@misakura2666) 2018年10月9日 - 13:53

オナガ政俊公式ホームページにて
メッセージムービー配信中です!
(オナガ政俊物語を短くまとめたマンガVerです)
ぜひ観てくださいね♪

▼オナガ政俊公式HP
election.onagamasatoshi.com/?utm_source=sn…

#おながまさとし
#オナガ政俊
#那覇市

— オナガ政俊 (@onagamasatoshi) 2018年10月9日 - 14:46

反日貴族NHK。 pic.twitter.com/D1dNmaczI4

— CatNA (@CatNewsAgency) 2018年10月9日 - 15:08

This is the type of street anarchy that routinely happens where I live. Here is video from 6 Oct showing Antifa dir… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) 2018年10月8日 - 23:48

And here is video of an elderly man who didn’t heed their street orders — so they chased him down. #Portland pic.twitter.com/AeXvhUKijO

— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) 2018年10月8日 - 23:50

Saturday’s street take over was just one in a string of events where the city’s leaders abdicated responsibility to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) 2018年10月9日 - 00:16

オレゴン州のポートランド市ではこのようにアンティファ共産主義者が移民局前の道路付近を占拠。通りかかる車を無理やり迂回させている。連邦政府の厳しい移民対策に反対として連邦政府職員の個人情報を流布し嫌がらせを繰り返す。左翼市長の命令で… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 苺畑カカシ (@ichigobatakekak) 2018年10月9日 - 02:17

まるで沖縄と同じだ。米国や欧州で起きているグローバリストや隠れ共産主義者による〈ポリティカル。コレクトネス〉という仮面をかぶった新しいファシズムの流れ。陰の政府〈ディープ・ステイト〉との見えない戦争が可視化した部分。 twitter.com/ichigobatakeka…

— 西村幸祐 (@kohyu1952) 2018年10月9日 - 15:12

杉田議員からの「LGBTは弱者ですか?税金投入が必要ですか?」という真摯な対話から逃げ出しておいて、何言ってるの。ゲイのかずとさんにも指摘されたのに、パネリストに野次らせただけで、対話せず無視でしょ。 twitter.com/otsujikanako/s…

— 深田萌絵 (@Fukadamoe) 2018年10月9日 - 06:38

ちょっ、共産党に若者が少ないってバラしたらあかんやん😂😂🤣www

デモで若者前面にだして、若者が多い風に見せてるのに、意味がなくなるやないかw

だいなし ((´∀`))ぎゃはは pic.twitter.com/VXi658kU6Z

— (☍д⁰)<※ (@_UpMoon) 2018年10月9日 - 10:19

必読。
私や少数者が数十年訴えてきた戦いに米国が立ち上がりました。
日本は米国と異なり全く無防備無為無策で工作が浸透しています。

ペンス副大統領 演説 10月4日 ハドソン研究所
「中国は米国の民主主義に介入している」全文翻訳… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 吉田康一郎 (@yoshidakoichiro) 2018年10月9日 - 15:28

.
ツイッターで
「反安倍」が目立つ理由はコレ

2013年
① 共産党のネット戦略
党中央員会の号令一下
党員32万人に発信指示

無党派層を意識した情報発信に
本腰を入れ始めた
専従40年の古参も連日ツイッター

2016年… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 丘田 英徳 (@okada014) 2018年10月9日 - 15:36

.
共産党の規約によると
党員の党費は「実収入の1%」
twitter.com/okada014/statu…

そういう理由から私は
党員が多く在職していると思われる
生協系のスーパーやCOOP及び生協病院
保険・保障の、都民共済、県民… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 丘田 英徳 (@okada014) 2018年10月9日 - 17:24

今の子供は迷彩服が好きです。
自衛隊は愛されています。 twitter.com/misakura2666/s…

— 高須克弥 (@katsuyatakasu) 2018年10月9日 - 15:37

大阪府の中学で、元慰安婦の金学順氏の証言や河野談話などを中心に慰安婦問題を問い続けている平井教師「若者に事実を」
snjpn.net/archives/71909

— Share News Japan (@sharenewsjapan) 2018年10月9日 - 12:33

既に吉田清二が慰安婦強制連行体験談は創作であることを認め、朝日新聞も慰安婦強制連行の証人発見の記事が虚偽であることを認めて謝罪している。河野談話は閣議決定ではない。公立中学でこういう虚偽情報を拡散する教育をして良い訳がない。 twitter.com/sharenewsjapan…

— 城之内 みな (@minajyounouchi) 2018年10月9日 - 15:53

現在建設中の安威川ダム(茨木市)のファンを増やすため、「安威川フェスティバル2018」を地元の方々と一緒に開催するねん!ダム工事現場へのバスツアーやアマゴのつかみ取り、塩焼き販売など多数のプログラムを用意♪みなさんのお越しをお待ち… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— もずやん@大阪府広報担当副知事 (@osakaprefPR) 2018年10月9日 - 16:05

【拡散希望!】

10月14日 (日)に“伊平屋・伊是名郷友有志の会”主催の
「オナガ政俊 激励大会」を行います。
多くの皆さまのお越しをお待ちしております(◍ ´꒳` ◍)b

-----

10月14日 (日) 

いとみね会… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— オナガ政俊 (@onagamasatoshi) 2018年10月9日 - 16:11

社長交代ということで、どんな変化が?と思い、ちょっ立ち読みさせてもらいました。

印象に残るのは最後の読者投稿。

85歳以上が 2人長文投稿
70代が 2人川柳
50代が 3人
30代が 1人川柳に投稿。

文字が大きく、目に優… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 崔碩栄 (@Che_SYoung) 2018年10月9日 - 16:15

「性的暴力を受ける女性が……」←初鹿明博・青山雅幸両氏はじめ長男が少女への強制猥褻で4度逮捕の議員を抱える立憲民主党がこれを言うの?
ご本人達にしっかり説明責任を果たさせてから、こういうtweetをしては? twitter.com/CDP2017/status…

— 城之内 みな (@minajyounouchi) 2018年10月9日 - 16:15

県立武道館で執り行われた、故翁長雄志前知事の #県民葬 に参列し、石垣市を代表して献花を行いました。改めてご冥福をお祈り致します。 pic.twitter.com/PJ0XfAamBe

— 中山よしたか (@yoshitaka_ISG) 2018年10月9日 - 16:20

これはいかんと思います。 twitter.com/satikoakio/sta…

— 高須克弥 (@katsuyatakasu) 2018年10月9日 - 16:27

銀座歩いてたらショーウィンドウに目がいってしまった。凄いね、2018年の秋冬にGUCCIが起用したのは1968年に少女漫画雑誌『りぼん』で連載がスタートした井出智香恵さんの『ビバ! バレーボール』のキャラクター♪ pic.twitter.com/0wDStWUQ9w

— フィフィ (@FIFI_Egypt) 2018年10月9日 - 16:28

射撃場でインスタ映え写真を撮ろうとした結果、係員に怒られる - re-file.com/41/1912/ pic.twitter.com/HKlSivShnR

— Re:file(リファイル) (@gbbbsjp) 2018年10月9日 - 15:31

この次の日程がメコン各国の首脳の宮中茶会の陪席で、約一時間、息を止めていました。 twitter.com/konotarogomame…

— 河野太郎 (@konotarogomame) 2018年10月9日 - 16:30
          America's top "foodie city" is in the PNW      Cache   Translate Page      
Where do you think the nation's best "foodie city" is? If you guessed right here in the Pacific Northwest, you're right. Portland tops the list and Seattle is also in the top 10!

WalletHub, the personal-finance website, says it chose the cities based on the best and cheapest local food scenes. They compared more than 180 of the nation's largest cities across 29 categories, including affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita and how many craft breweries and wineries there are. Portland came in at number 1.

Here are the other top ten finishers:

2. San Francisco, CA

3. Miami, FL

4. New York, NY

5. Los Angeles, CA

6 Orlando, FL

7. Las Vegas, NV

8. Seattle, WA

9. San Diego, CA

10. Austin Texas

Spokane ranked #54 and Tacoma ranked #94. Some other interesting local notes, when it comes to the lowest average beer and wine prices, two places in Idaho tied for the fifth lowest price in the nation: Boise and Nampa. Seattle had the highest price for beer and wine in the nation. Portland and Seattle tied with Santa Rosa, CA, for the cities with the most breweries and wineries per capita in the nation. Portland and Seattle also tied for first place with New York and San Francisco for the cities with the most coffee shops per person.

To see the entire report, please click here.

]]>
          The creepiest urban legends from the PNW      Cache   Translate Page      
Just time in time for Halloween, "Thrillist" the online media website, has collected "urban legends" from all over the country and ranked the scariest state by state. They say "urban legends" are "a collection of articles dissecting persistent myths, unexplained phenomena, shared nightmares, and tales so bizarre they can't possibly be true... or can they?"

They go on to say "America is a country rich in folklore, a place where cautionary tales have always been mixed into the pot and sprinkled into our collective nightmares. Yet some of our nation's eeriest and most persistent stories, whether because they're rooted in community lore or used as means to synthesize local tragedy, don't travel far.

Never fear (or actually, please do fear): we've tracked down the creepiest urban legends in all 50 states and the macabre bunch of stories is certain to freak you out, no matter where you live."

Washington: The 13 Steps to Hell

Why it's creepy: The Maltby Cemetery, in Snohomish County, is itself the subject of rumors associating it with satanism. It is rumored to include a subterranean tomb for a really creepy rich family that could be accessed by 13 steps that led to their final resting place. Or the final resting place of every damned soul in history, as legend has it that descending the entire staircase led you to glimpse hell itself.

Where it came from: The cemetery's been around since 1901, though the crypt itself's date has been lost to time... as have the stairs themselves, which have been bulldozed and covered in concrete. That hasn't stopped curious paranormal masochists from trespassing on the secluded private property, allegedly showing up at the cemetery at night eager to unearth it via nocturnal excavation missions… and being greeted by the cemetery's other apparitions.

Idaho: The Phantom Jogger of Canyon Hill

Why it's creepy: There are rumors of many hauntings in Caldwell, Idaho's centuries-old Canyon Hill Cemetery, but the one that gets the most attention is the Midnight Jogger. As with many of the best urban legends, you have to do your part to get her attention: In this case it involves parking between certain trees in the cemetery at night. Do it right, and the legless apparition will knock on your window to let you know she's there, then continue on her route.

Oregon: The Bandage Man of Cannon Beach

Why it's creepy: Far from the rooted-in-history scares of Portland's Shanghai Tunnels, the Bandage Man haunts a lonely patch of decommissioned highway near the idyllic coast town of Cannon Beach. Like many ghosts, he likes to mess with teenagers making out in their cars, though more sinister legends have him eating dogs, wandering the wind-swept roadside, and even jumping in the back of pickups and sedans, filling the car with the scent of rotting flesh.

Where it came from: The Bandage Man -- most popularly a logger hacked up at the nearby mill -- made his earliest documented appearance in the '50s, and he was likely a spook story told around beach bonfires by teens weaned on monster movies.

If you'd like to find the creepiest urban myth for all the states, just click here.

]]>
          Testimony in police shooting shows chaotic scene      Cache   Translate Page      

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Grand jury testimony released by a district attorney Tuesday into the fatal shooting by university police of a black man during a brawl outside a Portland, Oregon, bar describes a chaotic scene in which the two officers had to make a split-second decision when they saw a pistol in the man’s […]
          Help Wanted - Simple Simon's Pizza - Edmond, OK      Cache   Translate Page      
Now hiring at 17905 Portland Ave,...
From Job Spotter - Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:32:04 GMT - View all Edmond, OK jobs
          Reminder: Exactly One Week Ago The New York Times Exposed Trump's Tax "Fraud"      Cache   Translate Page      
Trump continues to be a DDoS-style attack on our democracy's normal circuits of accountability. by Eli Sanders
Trumps small loan of $1 million from his dad was, in truth, worth more than $60 million.
Trump's "small loan" of $1 million from his dad was, in truth, worth more than $60 million. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

One week ago today, The New York Times demolished the self-made billionaire myth that helped Donald Trump become president. How come it already feels as if the Times story never happened?

Yes, there's a lot else going on. Yes, a lot of people already assumed (correctly) that Trump, who lies about pretty much everything, probably lied about his origin story, too. But it takes a certain "method" to make sure a story as big as this Times investigation disappears quickly from the public consciousness, argues journalism professor Jay Rosen:

Read Rosen's whole thread here. He's describing what other people have cast as kind of DDoS attack on our democracy's normal circuits of accountability.

"Flooding the system with too much news, much of it misleading or simply false, not only reduces the weight of any individual story; it has the further effect of keeping opponents in a pop-eyed state of outrage, which in turns shows supporters a hateful image of the other side," Rosen writes.

In this light, patient focus—including the focus it takes to read an article as long as this one—constitutes a form of resistance.

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          MORE ON THE WEEK’S MOST RIDICULOUS STORY: BLM and Antifa Agitators Take Over Street in Portland to P…      Cache   Translate Page      
MORE ON THE WEEK’S MOST RIDICULOUS STORY: BLM and Antifa Agitators Take Over Street in Portland to Protest Police Shooting. “One activist accuses a homeless man of having ‘white privilege.'”
          Office Aide - Lazarus Naturals - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Lazarus Naturals *is hiring an Office Aide. We are a small, rapidly growing hemp-based CBD company so this is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking for a... $13 - $15 an hour
From Indeed - Wed, 03 Oct 2018 21:23:38 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Digital Marketing Manager - Lazarus Naturals - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Lazarus Naturals is hiring a Marketing Project Manager. We are a small, rapidly growing hemp-based CBD company so this is an exciting opportunity for anyone...
From Lazarus Naturals - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:48:07 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Public Relations Manager - Lazarus Naturals - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Lazarus Naturals is currently hiring for a Public Relations Manager. Oversee business, trade, and tech media relations that will help grow brand awareness and...
From Lazarus Naturals - Mon, 10 Sep 2018 04:41:58 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Chief Financial Officer - Lazarus Naturals - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Lazarus Naturals is currently hiring for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Our company’s mission is to bring high quality and affordable hemp based CBD... $100,000 - $180,000 a year
From Lazarus Naturals - Tue, 24 Jul 2018 12:18:39 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Sr. Project Engineer - Commercial Construction      Cache   Translate Page      
OR-Portland, The Senior Project Engineer will assist with managing all phases of a project including planning, design, construction, FF&E, and occupancy. The SPE will read and understand documents defining project, including but not limited to: agreements, leases, work letters, project charters, surveys, budgets, schedules, and drawings. Client Details Out client is a progressive company with leaders dedicated
          Portland startup Tali talks their way to a win at the Clio’s inaugural Launch//Code competition      Cache   Translate Page      
As every startup knows, entering startups competitions can be a dubious concept. But when you manage to win, all that dubiousness tends to fade away. So one would figure that Portland startup Tali is feeling pretty good about entering the Clio Launch//Code competition. Which landed them the $100,000 prize from the legal billing software provider. ...
          In a town full of mission driven startups, it would make sense that there’s a startup focused on sharing missions      Cache   Translate Page      
I’m always impressed by the motivations of folks who are starting companies in Portland. Because more often than not, they’re driven by a desire to solve problems. Or to create better products. Or to contribute to the greater good. Now a new Portland startup—In-It—is seeking to give folks a platform to share what drives them ...
          Keep Portland Affordable – Vote NO on Measure 26-201      Cache   Translate Page      
after the resounding defeat of Measure 97, Portland voters are being asked to approve a new gross receipts tax that will hit Portlanders least able to afford it. Measure 26-201 would enact a 1 percent gross receipts tax on many Portland sales of goods and services throughout the […]
          Chelsea Cain- A fúria - Jelenlegi ára: 900 Ft      Cache   Translate Page      
Egyszer olvasott, az újjal egyenértékű példány.
A szerelem kínszenvedés. És ő a kínzás szerelmese. A legeredetibb pszichopata Hannibal Lecter óta.   Portland festői városát egy őrült sorozatgyilkos tartja rettegésben, aki gimnazista lányok kilúgozott tetemét rejti el a város különböző pontjain. A rendőrség tehetetlen, a gyilkos újra és újra lecsap, így Archie Sheridan nyomozónak nem marad más segítsége, csak Gretchen Lowell, a szigorú őrizet alatt tartott kéjgyilkos, aki egykor Archie-t is válogatott kínzásoknak vetette alá, majd elengedte, és feladta magát. A rossz idegrendszerű, drogokon élő nyomozó képtelen megbocsátani kínzójának, de kettőjük kapcsolatába más érzelmek is vegyülnek; harag és érzékiség, kéjvágy és gyilkos ösztön. Tudják, hogy csak egyféleképpen szabadulhatnak meg démonaiktól, ha együttműködnek...
Kiadó: ULPIUS-HÁZ KÖNYVKIADÓ KFT.
Oldalak száma: 464
Borító: PUHATÁBLÁS, RAGASZTÓKÖTÖTT
Súly: 370 gr
Kiadás éve: 2010
Fordító: Földváry Kinga

Chelsea Cain-  A fúria
Jelenlegi ára: 900 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-10-10 02:11
          11/03/18 - Portland Farmers Market      Cache   Translate Page      
Portland Farmers Market
          Workplace Services Technician - Paid Benefits      Cache   Translate Page      
OR-Portland, Job Description: This Workplace Services Technician Position Features: ? Paid Medical, Dental, And Vision ? 10 Paid Holidays ? Long-term Opportunity ? Great Pay up to $21/hr Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career. As a Workplace Services Technician for this well-known company, you will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day moves in small space
          Administrative Assistant - Paid Medical      Cache   Translate Page      
OR-Portland, Job Description: This Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision ? Long-term Opportunity ? 10 Paid Holidays ? Great Pay up to $30/hr Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career! As an Administrative Assistant for this well-known Government and Public Sector company, you will be responsible for administrative support i
          BOY​-​MOUTH - Hot Bitches Drinking Gasoline (PR#460 - 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
BOY​-​MOUTH - Hot Bitches Drinking Gasoline (PR#460 - 2018)


STREAM, DOWNLOAD, AND PURCHASE THE CD HERE: https://placentarecordings.bandcamp.com/album/boy-mouth-hot-bitches-drinking-gasoline-pr-460-2018

Bizarre sweethearts from Grayling, Michigan and Portland, Oregon respectively...Once released on Weiner Records...

Released October 8, 2018 

Music and art by James Lee Jones and Dan Bale. 
Released by Rotten Princess Records and Placenta Recordings CD/Digital.

          Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It If You Need It by Grateful Dead.      Cache   Translate Page      
The Grateful Dead often visited Portland, Seattle, and less-than-often Vancouver. The live recordings from the Pacific Northwest are fairly rare. This release features some of their finest performances from their time in the northwest. The Grateful Dead members involved in these concerts included: Jerry Garcia, Donna Jean Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir.
          6 bedroom house 6 Bed, Portland Road, NG7      Cache   Translate Page      
2574
£99pppw excluding bills - 6 Bed Student Property for 2019/20 £99pppw excluding bills - 6 Bed Student Property for 2019/20 This stunning six bedroom property is located on Portland Road, just minutes walk away from NTU City Campus. The property...
6 rooms
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:29:48 -0400
          2 Bed Flat for Sale      Cache   Translate Page      
270000
Beautifully refurbished throughout, this lovely, well proportioned two bedroom flat is bright and airy within benefiting from neutral dcor throughout.Portland Road offers a wide selection of local amenities and is within an easy reach to both...
2 rooms
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:11:40 -0400
          IT Support Specialist /Desktop Support      Cache   Translate Page      
ME-New portland, 6 months contract Description: Document, configure, install, deploy, monitor, investigate, triage, troubleshoot, remediate, and maintain network systems for performance, efficiency, stability, and availability. Process RMA and hardware replacements and upgrades per best practices. Ensure day-to-day operations of technology infrastructure. Design and develop automation/scripting solutions to assist
          Weather For Portland - 10/09/2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Portland, ME
Last Updated on Oct 9 2018, 7:51 pm EDT

  • Fair 73.0 F (22.8 C)
  • Wind: Southwest at 10.4 MPH (9 KT)
  • Dew Point: 68.0 F (20.0 C)
  • Pressure: 30.11
  • Humidity: 84%

5 Day Forecast

  • 2018-10-09: Partly Sunny 62º/69º
  • 2018-10-10: Chance Rain Showers 53º/76º
  • 2018-10-11: Rain 53º/62º
  • 2018-10-12: Partly Sunny 44º/60º
  • 2018-10-13: Mostly Sunny 40º/53º

          I Won’t be at ZendCon      Cache   Translate Page      

Next week kicks off the latest version of ZendCon in Las Vegas. Though I had, for a time, expected to be there … I won’t be. You should know why.

Speaking Habits

I really enjoy speaking in public. It’s been a regular part of my career for the past decade, and it gives me ample opportunity to connect with and learn from the communities I care so deeply about.

I tend to submit multiple talks to multiple events per year. On average, I think I’ve spoken at 4-5 conferences per year for the past 6 years in one “season” I presented in some form at 14 events during the period of the year. This gives me a lot of time on stage, but even more time connection with members of the community.

It’s opened my eyes to quite a few things; one in particular is the lack of diversity (or at least the representation thereof) at many events. We have a wildly diverse community, but a fairly homogenous lineup of “experts” presenting on stage.

Representation matters . I got involved in tech because people I related to were standing on stage telling me that I could. I want everyone to have that opportunity. To have that experience. More often than not, this means I need to step aside and encourage someone else to stand in the limelight. That’s humbling, but perfectly OK with me.

And it’s why I won’t be in Vegas next week …

Acceptance

My original acceptance email was lost to the aether, but eventually the organizing team was able to make contact and confirmed that yes, I was invited to speak. They’d selected both a workshop on security and a shorter talk about promise-driven architecture in php.


I Won’t be at ZendCon
Original Twitter announcement that I’d be speaking.

I was ecstatic!

ZendCon is one of the larger PHP events every year. Better yet, it’s a super short flight from Portland there aren’t very many high-profile events I can attend to spend time with my community in my neck of the woods. I immediately accepted the invitation and flagged my calendar so I could schedule my time away from the office.

But then … my conscience got to me.

Withdrawal

Don’t get me wrong, the speakers’ lineup for this event looks to bring in solid experts who will be presenting great content. However , it’s also the speakers’ lineup that led me to withdraw from the event.

At the time I was asked to speak, there were 37 other speakers listed on the website. This group of individuals consisted of:

4 women 2 (apparent) people of color

For those who don’t want to do the math, this meant the speakers group was 89% male and 95% white. Adding my name to that list did nothing to make those numbers better.

My presence as a speaker at ZendCon would have actively diminished the value of the event. I refuse to be another white, male faceamong a speaker list comprised overwhelmingly of white men. This is not reflective of our community, and my ignoring that feeling and speaking anyway would be a betrayal of that community.

I hold no animosity towards the organizers of or speakers at ZendCon. However, I will not participate in your event until you address this discouraging lack of representation.

Moving Forward

I’ve taken fairly strong stances towards many things. I will not participate in events that lack a code of conduct. I will not abide racists, sexists, ageists, ableists, or similar.

I will not participate in events that fail to address serious issues regarding diversity, representation, or inclusion in our community. It’s one thing to say “well, people didn’t apply …” It’s another thing entirely to actively encourage members of the community to engage.

Said another way if members of particular subcommunities are not organically responding to your CfP in volumes that would make a diverse speakers’ panel easy, you have far deeper problems with your event than you realize and it’s likely something I will not engage with in the first place.

As I’ve said on many topics recently: we can do better. We must do better. Those to whom we leave our projects, businesses, industry, profession behind deserve that we do better. Everything we do today is paving the way for generations to come I am committed to doing everything in my power to ensure that the future of our community recognizes, respects, and values diversity.

Right now, that means calling out an inclusivity issue and refusing to be a part of the event that’s done little to solve it. In my white, male, cisgendered privilege, one of the strongest statements I can make is to not participate. If that makes room for one more person who doesn’t reflect “me” to the world, it’s a net positive.


          Customer Service - Micron - Vancouver, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Our family business is looking to fill different positions immediately in our customer service and care department. We help our Portland community with... $2,140 a month
From Indeed - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:57:55 GMT - View all Vancouver, WA jobs
          SAFE JOURNEY DOG BOARDING PROVIDES HOME STYLE DOG DAY CARE IN PORTLAND      Cache   Translate Page      
none
          Distribution Engineer      Cache   Translate Page      
OR-Portland, Job Responsibilities: The qualified candidate must be familiar with the design and operation of utility distribution systems through direct employment within a utility's distribution departments, by consulting of distribution planning and design to utilities, or a combination of the two. System planning and design for overhead and underground systems in varying electrical and environment condition
          Jairo Guevara – Remember the Name      Cache   Translate Page      

Jairo Guevara is no normal kid. Born in the United States to a Honduran mother and Salvadoran father, Guevara is on a path the becoming a professional soccer player via the Portland Timbers FC Development Academy program.

The post Jairo Guevara – Remember the Name appeared first on SoccerNation.


          Corporate Tax Manager- In-house!      Cache   Translate Page      
ME-Portland, Seeking a Corporate Tax Manager for a newly created position that will focus primarily on tax provisions and income tax returns. Client Details A large energy resources company Description Oversee the entire tax accounting and reporting processes for income tax returns Review all tax provisions for the company Execute SOX controls for quarterly and annual US GAAP reporting Consolidation and assess
          Pharmacy Technician      Cache   Translate Page      
OR-Portland, Provides new and existing patients with the best possible customer service in relation to their drug prescriptions, clinical services, billing inquiries, patients suggestions and complaints. Job Responsibilities * Records and processes orders and/or inquiries received by fax, mail, telephone, and/or through patient direct contact. * Provides timely response to patients inquiries by telephone and/o
          MORE ON THE WEEK’S MOST RIDICULOUS STORY: BLM and Antifa Agitators Take Over Street in Portland to P…      Cache   Translate Page      
MORE ON THE WEEK’S MOST RIDICULOUS STORY: BLM and Antifa Agitators Take Over Street in Portland to Protest Police Shooting. “One activist accuses a homeless man of having ‘white privilege.'”
          Antifa Anarchy Makes Portland Streets Unpassable      Cache   Translate Page      

As the Democrat Party veers ever farther into extremism, it will find increasing use for the modern Left’s answer to the Brownshirts. Already Antifa can count on the support of Portland’s Democrat Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler (see here and here). Consequently, these vermin run riot there, as we saw over the weekend: A […]

The post Antifa Anarchy Makes Portland Streets Unpassable appeared first on Moonbattery.


          Final North Dakota Points for 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
North Dakota is the first of several states that I track points on that has completed its racing season for 2018 and following are the complete standings for the divisions followed. These points are tabulated in the same manner as the All Iowa Points using a 5-point scale on features only and, as I have the past two seasons, following the race at the dome in St. Louis I will combine all of the states together to present the "Best of the Midwest" for 2018. First though, let's take a look at North Dakota.

For the third straight year Dustin Strand tops the list of Late Model drivers posting seven feature wins in nineteen top five finishes. This placed him comfortably ahead of runner-up Canadian Mike Balcaen who also had nineteen top fives, but with two feature wins.

In the Modifieds Travis Peery is the 2018 champion edging out Jason Wolla by just four points. Peery picked up three feature wins in twenty top five finishes while Wolla, who obviously cut back on his schedule after being the 2017 IMCA National Champion, had eight wins and thirteen top fives. As a comparison, in winning the North Dakota Points last year, Wolla scored a total of 154 points. Peery was eighth in last year's standings with just 33.

After ranking third in last year's standings Kelly Henderson moves to the top in the Limited Modifieds for 2018. The Minot driver was a winner seven times and has twenty-seven to five finishes, seven more than last year's champion Lance Shill. The runner-up the past two seasons, Erik Laudenschlager finished third this year so the top three drivers essentially traded positions.

The state runner-up in 2017, Wade Nygaard moves to the top this season in the Sprint Car standings on the strength of twenty-two top five finishes and seven feature wins. The 2016 champ Mark Dobmeier was second with nine wins, two second's and one third making up his point total of 56.

North Dakota Points 2018 Final
Late Model
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Dustin Strand Grand Forks 76
2 . Mike Balcaen Winnipeg MB 51
3 . Brad Seng Grand Forks 48
4 . Ricky Weiss Winnipeg MB 36
5 . Joey Pederson Fargo 32
6 . Shane Edginton East St MB 26
7 . Ryan Corbett East Grand Forks MN 17
8 . Bill Mooney Selkirk MB 14
9 . Donny Schatz Fargo 14
10 . Brody Troftgruben Grand Forks 12
11 . Cole Schill Fargo 11
12 . Travis Robertson Moorhead MN 9
13 . Don Shaw Ham Lake MN 8
14 . Kevin Robertson Enderlin 6
15 . Troy Schill Thompson 6
16 . Mike Marlar Winfield TN 5
17 . Rayce McCord Molt MT 5
18 . Aaron Turnbull Estevan SK 4
19 . Brandon Sheppard New Berlin IL 4
20 . Casey Meyer Wahpeton 4
21 . David Smith Parkland County AB 4
22 . Scott Ward Watertown SD 4
23 . A.J. Diemel Eau Claire WI 3
24 . Devin Moran Dresden OH 3
25 . Steven Pfeifer Minot 3
26 . Curt Gelling Aberdeen SD 2
27 . Jim Harris Estevan SK 2
28 . Kelly Hample Billings MT 2
29 . Robert Hellebust Minot 2
30 . Tom Corcoran East Grand Forks MN 2
31 . Tyson Turnbull Estevan SK 2
32 . Jeff Hapala West Fargo 1
33 . Paul Mueller Bismarck 1
34 . Shane Clanton Locust Grove GA 1


North Dakota Points 2018 Final
Modified
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Travis Peery Williston 61
2 . Jason Wolla Ray 57
3 . Tyler Peterson Hickson 55
4 . Casey Arneson Fargo 54
5 . Travis Hagen Williston 51
6 . Shawn Strand Mandan 32
7 . Tom Berry Jr. Medford OR 32
8 . John Flory Williston 27
9 . Maryln Seidler Underwood 26
10 . Robert Hellebust Minot 26
11 . John Nord Enderlin 25
12 . Josh Eberhardt Jamestown 25
13 . Jeremy Keller Mandan 22
14 . Hunter Marriott Brookfield MO 21
15 . Jeff Taylor Cave City AR 21
16 . Travis Tooley Dickinson 21
17 . John Corell Jamestown 20
18 . Wayne Johnson Minot 20
19 . Cale Arneson Fargo 18
20 . Dave Shipley Argusville 18
21 . Drew Christianson Minot 18
22 . Travis Olheiser Dickinson 17
23 . Travis Ulmer Mandan 17
24 . Dylan Goplen Fargo 16
25 . Marcus Tomlinson Turtle Lake 16
26 . Mike Greseth Harwood 16
27 . Ricky Thornton Jr. Chandler AZ 16
28 . Zach Dockter Norwich 16
29 . Dale Kraling Mayville 14
30 . Greg Friestad Valley City 14
31 . Jesse Skalicky Fargo 14
32 . Ward Imrie Winnipeg MB 14
33 . Bryce Borgen Perley MN 13
34 . Eric Edwards Edgeley 13
35 . Josh Jones Dickinson 13
36 . Mark Dahl Bismarck 13
37 . Dustin Strand Grand Forks 12
38 . Jerad Thelen Bismarck 12
39 . Billy Kendall Baxter MN 11
40 . Chris Schroeder Williston 11
41 . Lucas Rodin Marion 11
42 . Austin Arneson Fargo 9
43 . Ed Conlin Williston 9
44 . Johnny Scott Cameron MO 9
45 . Mike Hagen Williston 9
46 . Myles Tomlinson Turtle Lake 9
47 . Rusty Kollman Carrington 9
48 . Troy Girolamo Williston 9
49 . Dale Mathison Clearwater MN 8
50 . Dan Aune Taylor 8
51 . Darren Pfau West Fargo 8
52 . Justin Bieber Fairview MT 8
53 . Kody Scholpp Estevan SK 8
54 . Matt Gilbertson Montevideo MN 8
55 . R.C. Whitwell Tucson AZ 8
56 . Tyler Hall Fertile MN 8
57 . Randy Klein Lisbon 7
58 . Tim Ward Gilbert AZ 7
59 . Tracy Domagala Bismarck 7
60 . Brady Petermann Hawley MN 6
61 . Brad Hartigan Dickinson 6
62 . Dustin Wahl Greenbush MN 6
63 . Michael Johnson Moorhead MN 6
64 . Rusty Corneliusen Dickinson 6
65 . Bland Bohannon Williston 5
66 . Jarrett Carter Lisbon 5
67 . Jason Strand Portland 5
68 . Joey Rowell Fargo 5
69 . Quentin Kinzley 5
70 . Roy Spielman 5
71 . Tim Thomas Fargo 5
72 . Aaron Turnbull Estevan SK 4
73 . Billie Christ Jamestown 4
74 . Allen Kent West Fargo 4
75 . Dwight Burwick 4
76 . Jamall Wold Amegard 4
77 . Jeremy Sorenson Williston 4
78 . Randy Burwick Hettinger 4
79 . Scott Greer Winnipeg MB 4
80 . Spencer Wilson Minot 4
81 . Steven Pfeifer Minot 4
82 . Stormy Scott Las Cruces NM 4
83 . Tim Perkins Bismarck 4
84 . Tim Thomas Fargo 4
85 . Alex Guthmiller Huron SD 3
86 . Hank Berry Sidney MT 3
87 . Jeff Hooker Minot ND 3
88 . Josh Rogotzke Sanborn MN 3
89 . Rich Pavlicek Casselton 3
90 . Rob VanMil Barnesville MN 3
91 . Shawn Nostdahl Bottineau 3
92 . Tyson Turnbull Estevan SK 3
93 . Aaron Holton Newfolden MN 2
94 . Donavon Sorenson Williston 2
95 . Les McLenehan Estevan SK 2
96 . Mark Esala Thief River Falls MN 2
97 . Rick Delaine Stony Mtn MB 2
98 . Ryan Gustin Marshalltown IA 2
99 . Troy Heupel Williston 2
100 . Trent Grager Carrington 2
101 . Brent Schlafmann Bismarck 1
102 . Cody Peterson Moorhead MN 1
103 . Davey Mills Bemidji MN 1
104 . Eric Burwick Aurora 1
105 . Eric Sinness Williston 1
106 . Ethan Dotson Bakersfield CA 1
107 . Jake Schroeder Williston 1
108 . Mike Stearns Hecla SD 1
109 . Kyler Jeffrey Williston 1
110 . Mike Hansen Dickinson 1
111 . Ryan Kereluk St. Andrews MB 1
112 . Zack VanderBeek New Sharon IA 1



North Dakota Points 2018 Final
Limited Modified
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Kelly Henderson Minot 88
2 . Lance Schill Langdon 76
3 . Erik Laudenschlager Surrey 74
4 . Nate Reinke Lisbon 62
5 . Robby Rosselli Minot 62
6 . Chase Conway Westhope 51
7 . Isaac Sandrol Turtle Lake 51
8 . Luke Krogh Dickinson 51
9 . Scott Bintz Jamestown 50
10 . Chad Strachen Minot 48
11 . Austin Hunter Winnepg MB 40
12 . Brennon Weight Lamoure 39
13 . Zach Reinke Lisbon 39
14 . Randy Klein Lisbon 37
15 . Luke Johnson Moorhead MN 35
16 . Brady Bjella Williston 33
17 . Stan Tomlinson Turtle Lake 32
18 . Matt Schow McIntosh MN 29
19 . Jeff Schwind Jr. Jamestown 27
20 . Nate Reynolds Hoople 26
21 . Lorin Johnson Miller SD 25
22 . Lucas Rodin Marion 25
23 . Justin Medler Minot 24
24 . Preston Carr Carrington 24
25 . Kelly Jacobson Fargo 23
26 . Kyle Keller Sidney MT 22
27 . Phillip Keller Sidney MT 21
28 . Reise Steinberg Argusville 21
29 . Scott Jacobson Fargo 21
30 . Eric Paul Dickinson 18
31 . Ryan Schroeder Devils Lake 18
32 . Jaden Varnson Lakota 17
33 . Matt Talley Sabin MN 16
34 . Travis Traut Jamestown 16
35 . Zach Frederick Richardton 16
36 . Brennan Urbach Englevale 15
37 . Norm Reitan 15
38 . Todd Johnson Petersburg 15
39 . Chris Vanmil Barnesville MN 14
40 . Jamie Dietzler Larimore 14
41 . Eric Folstad Glenburn  13
42 . Dan Dowling Davenport 12
43 . Jason Grimes Jamestown 12
44 . Kelly Hagel Carrington 12
45 . Deryk Voller Dickinson 11
46 . Eric Haugland Lakota 11
47 . Jeremiah Ladue Trenton 11
48 . Jim Morlock Pettibone 11
49 . Jordan Binstock Dickinson 11
50 . Jess Brekke Devils Lake 10
51 . Kyle Krogh Dickinson 10
52 . Austin Veralrud Fargo 9
53 . Cody Lee Starbuck MN 9
54 . Cole Haugland Brocket 9
55 . Dylan Zabel Selby SD 9
56 . Rocky Caudle Ellsworth IA 9
57 . Grant Hall Brandon MB 8
58 . Royce Jawaski Adrian  8
59 . Paul Colvin Horace 7
60 . Travis Saurer Elizabeth MN 7
61 . Aaron Michel Jamestown 6
62 . Cole Lewis Dickinson 6
63 . Jay Sahr Jamestown 6
64 . Jeff Bieber Fairview MT 6
65 . Joseph Thomas Glyndon MN 6
66 . Brock Gronwald Fergus Falls MN 5
67 . Dustin Strand East Grand Forks 5
68 . Jarrett Lovcik Rugby 5
69 . Kyle Langland Enderlin 5
70 . Matthew Clark West Fargo 5
71 . Vince Jegtvig Dilworth MN 5
72 . Andy Kapp Jamestown 4
73 . Billy Michaelsohn Fargo 4
74 . Brock Beeter Minot 4
75 . Chaz Mosby Amegard 4
76 . Chris Kruk Langdon 4
77 . Dean Eggebraaten Bemidji MN 4
78 . Jason Halverson Devils Lake 4
79 . Hunter Hougard Warren MN 4
80 . David Carlson Huron SD 4
81 . Jory Berg Grand Forks 4
82 .
          Weather For Portland - 10/09/2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Portland, ME
Last Updated on Oct 9 2018, 8:51 pm EDT

  • Fair 72.0 F (22.2 C)
  • Wind: Southwest at 5.8 MPH (5 KT)
  • Dew Point: 68.0 F (20.0 C)
  • Pressure: 30.11
  • Humidity: 87%

5 Day Forecast

  • 2018-10-09: Partly Sunny 62º/69º
  • 2018-10-10: Chance Rain Showers 53º/76º
  • 2018-10-11: Rain 53º/62º
  • 2018-10-12: Partly Sunny 44º/60º
  • 2018-10-13: Mostly Sunny 40º/53º

          Flores, Guzman, Paredes, Polo Called up for International Matches      Cache   Translate Page      
PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Timbers midfielders Andrs Flores, David Guzmn, Cristhian Paredes and Andy Polo have been called up by their respective cou... - MLS Portland Timbers
          Alaska Air / Hawaiian Air – $285: Portland – Honolulu / Maui, Hawaii (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes      Cache   Translate Page      
Alaska Air / Hawaiian Air – $285: Portland – Honolulu / Maui, Hawaii (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
A good sale to/from Hawaii. Alaska Air availability is to/from Maui while Hawaiian Air is to/from Honolulu If you follow us on Instagram, you know that we go to Hawaii with some frequency. We love it! Sample Travel Date: Sample to Maui January 29th – February 4th, 2019 This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, […]
          Fall Color Update: October 9, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Few things are lovelier than the Garden ablaze with fall color. But when do the leaves actually start to change? Factors like temperature, light, and water ensure that the onset and duration of fall colors are difficult to predict perfectly. As of the second week in October, most of the Garden is still green. However, ...

The post Fall Color Update: October 9, 2018 appeared first on Portland Japanese Garden.


          Northwest CUs host Central American contingent       Cache   Translate Page      
Portland, Ore.-area credit unions recently hosted a distinguished delegation of Central American credit union leaders.  
          Soundfall Preview: Sonic Boogaloo      Cache   Translate Page      
Whether it is the latest game in a long-running series or a brand new franchise with a cool concept from a newer developer, PAX West gives you plenty of opportunities to investigate interesting games. Sometimes, games you didn’t

Author information

Kalvin Martinez
Kalvin Martinez
Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. While he is Orange County born, he now resides in Portland, OR. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs

          The Portland Clean Energy Fund: Creating a Sales Tax in Oregon      Cache   Translate Page      
Key Findings Portland, Oregon, is considering Measure 26-201 which, if adopted, would create a 1 percent gross receipts tax within the city limit. The tax would apply to retailers with more than $1 billion in national sales and $500,000 in Portland-specific sales. It would also include large service-based firms, including retail banking services. The tax […]
          543 Richmond Condos | VIP Launch      Cache   Translate Page      

543 Richmond Condos | VIP Launch Condos for Sale at Richmond/Portland   543 Richmond Condos is a new condo development by…

More >

The post 543 Richmond Condos | VIP Launch appeared first on Toronto Condos For Sale by Yossi Kaplan, MBA.


          Comedian Katt Williams Jailed On Assault Charges In Oregon      Cache   Translate Page      
Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city. Matt Yurus reports
          Re: I Hate OG Portlanders      Cache   Translate Page      

I don't identify with the woebegone "OG Portland" folks, IA, and you sound just like 'em with your "generations of Oregonians" claptrap. Misanthropy is conduct unbecoming. Xenophobia is a sickness. Light up and leave me alone.


Posted by cassie mae
          Re: Oregon GOP Rep. Bill Post Mocks Sexual Assault Victims on Twitter      Cache   Translate Page      

The picture has been deleted. What was it of?


Posted by lijhe
          Re: To The Bro That Had to Go      Cache   Translate Page      

All the "campers" do it. Why not him? It is the new Portland norm.


Posted by Relax
          [Portland Tribune] - Pamplin Media Group - UP men's soccer up to No. 7      Cache   Translate Page      
none
          Current Liberal Tropes, and Crushing Them Beneath Your Sandled Feet      Cache   Translate Page      
Liberals.  Sheesh.

They think President Trump is destroying democratic conventions?

What about discussing packing the Supreme Court?  Sure, put 12 justices on the Court next time you're in power.  The next time Republicans are in power, we'll put 15.  Genius solution, that.

What about suggesting that the Supreme Court is now illegitimate, or radical right-wing, because you don't like a new justice?
WE DON’T HAVE A “RADICAL RIGHT-WING SUPREME COURT,” despite lots of mewing on the left to the contrary. Here are some things that would be at the top of the list for a radical right-wing Court: (1) ban abortion nationwide as a violation of the right to life protected by the due process clause; (2) rule that publicly-provided (but not funded) education is unconstitutional because it inherently involves viewpoint discrimination by the government, or at least require vouchers for those who object to the public school curriculum; (3) overrule an 1898 precedent and completely abolish birthright citizenship; (4) Use the First Amendment as a sword to require “fairness” in the left-dominated media. Not only is the Supreme Court not about to do any of things, I don’t think any of these things would even get one vote on the current Court. Moreover, merely bringing the scope of Congress’s constitutional back to where it was, say, in 1935, which was already much broader than the original meaning of the Commerce power, probably wouldn’t get more than one or two votes. What you are looking at right now is a conservative Court that will only affect society on the margins, not a “radical right-wing” Court.

What about wanting to eliminate the Electoral College because it doesn't give you the results you want?
FUNNY ABOUT THAT: “Just 10 years ago Dems had the House, 60 person filibuster proof majority in the Senate, the WH, and for some reason there was no serious talk about changing the electoral college or about how unfair it is that small states get equal representation in the senate to large states.” link

What about all their violence?  At worst, President Trump says things that make lefties feel bad.  Talk to Congressman Scalise and Senator Paul about actual violence.  There is no one on the right promoting violence as are lefties, including leftie Congressmen and Senate staffers.  I don't hear anyone on the right defending Antifa's actions in Portland.

What about what Hillary Clinton actually said? "The first few seconds of this are key. Hillary says there can be no civility until the Democrats are back in power. That is the language of would-be totalitarians." link

Lefties like to project their own faults onto others.  Don't let them get away with it.


          Strange Ranger – “The Wires”      Cache   Translate Page      
At the end of the week, Strange Ranger are releasing a new EP, How It All Went By. We've heard one track from it already, "New Hair," which landed on our best songs of the week list when it came out, and today the Portland, OR-based crew is sharing a second song from the EP,…
          Medical Records-MEDREC - Senior Care Centers - Portland, TX      Cache   Translate Page      
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the professional nurse, performs a variety of clerical duties associated with patient care unit operations....
From Senior Care Centers - Fri, 07 Sep 2018 20:48:58 GMT - View all Portland, TX jobs
          Sunrunner set to release “Ancient Art of Survival”      Cache   Translate Page      
“Ancient Arts Of Survival” is the title of the band’s new and fourth studio album and will be released by Minotauro Records on October, 26th in Europe and December, 07th in USA Sunrunner is a heavy-prog trio formed in 2008 in Portland, Maine, USA. The band debuted with the album “Eyes Of The Master” (2011), […]
          Come with me on a journey through this website's source code by way of a bug      Cache   Translate Page      

This article started because I thought that researching a particular bug could be useful to understand devto's source code a little better. So I literally wrote this while doing the research and I ended up writing about other things as well. Here we go.

The bug I'm referring to is called Timeouts when deleting a post on GitHub. As the title implies, removing a post results in a server timeout which results in an error to the user. @peter in his bug report added a couple of details we need to keep present for our "investigation": this bug doesn't always happens (which would be better in the context of finding a solution, deterministic is always better) and it more likely presents itself with articles that have many reactions and comments.

First clues: it happens sometimes and usually with articles with a lot of data attached.

Let's see if we can dig up more information before diving into the code.

A note: I'm writing this post to explain (and expand) the way I researched this while it happened at the same time (well, over the course of multiple days but still at the same time :-D), so all discoveries were new to me when I wrote about them as they are to you if you read this.

Another note: I'm going to use the terms "async" and "out of process" interchangeably here. Async in this context means "the user doesn't wait for the call to be executed" not "async" as in JavaScript. A better term should be "out of process" because these asynchronous calls are executed by an external process through a queue on the database with a library/gem called delayed job.

Referential integrity

ActiveRecord (Rails's ORM), like many other object relational mappers, is an object layer that sits on top of a relational database system. Let's take a little detour and talk a little about a fundamental feature to preserve data meaningfulness in database systems: referential integrity. Why not, the bug can wait!

Referential integrity, to simplify a lot, is a defense against developers with weird ideas on how to structure their relational data. It forbids insertion of rows that have no correspondence in the primary table of the relationship. In layman terms it guarantees that there is a correspondent row in the relationship: if you have a table with a list of 10 cities, you shouldn't have a customer whose address belongs to an unknown city. Funnily enough it took more than a decade for MySQL to activate referential integrity by default, while PostgreSQL had it for 10 years already, at the time. Sometimes I think that MySQL in its early incarnations was a giant collection of CSV files with SQL on top. I'm joking, maybe.

With referential integrity in place you can rest (mostly) assured that the database won't let you add zombie rows, will keep the relationship updated and will clean up after you if you tell it to.

How do you instruct the database to do all of these things? It's quite simple. I'll use an example from PostgreSQL 10 documentation:

CREATE TABLE products (
    product_no integer PRIMARY KEY,
    name text,
    price numeric
);

CREATE TABLE orders (
    order_id integer PRIMARY KEY,
    shipping_address text,
);

CREATE TABLE order_items (
    product_no integer REFERENCES products ON DELETE RESTRICT,
    order_id integer REFERENCES orders ON DELETE CASCADE,
    quantity integer,
    PRIMARY KEY (product_no, order_id)
);

The table order_items has two foreign keys, one towards orders and another that points to products (a classic example of many-to-many in case you're wondering).

Wnen you design tables like this you should ask yourself the following questions (in addition to the obvious ones like "what am I really doing with this data?"):

  • what happens if a row in the primary table is deleted?

  • do I want to delete all the related rows?

  • do I want to set the referencing column to NULL ? in that case what does it mean for my business logic? does NULL even make sense for my data?

  • do I want to set the column to its default value? what does it mean for my business logic? does this column even have a default value?

If you look back at the example what we're telling the database are the following two things:

  • products cannot be removed, unless they do not appear in any order

  • orders can be be removed at all times, and they take the items with them to the grave 😀

Keep in mind that removal in this context is still a fast operation, even in a context like dev.to's if an article were to have tables linked with a cascade directive, it should still be a fast operation. DBs tend to become slow when a single DELETE triggers millions (or tens of millions) of other removals. I assume this is not the case (yet or in the future) but since the point of this whole section is to expand our knowledge about referential integrity and not to actually investigate the bug, let's keep on digging.

Next we open the console and check if the tables are linked to each other, using psql :

$ rails dbconsole
psql (10.5)
Type "help" for help.

PracticalDeveloper_development=# \d+ articles
...
Indexes:
    "articles_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id)
    "index_articles_on_boost_states" gin (boost_states)
    "index_articles_on_featured_number" btree (featured_number)
    "index_articles_on_hotness_score" btree (hotness_score)
    "index_articles_on_published_at" btree (published_at)
    "index_articles_on_slug" btree (slug)
    "index_articles_on_user_id" btree (user_id)

This table has a primary key, a few indexes but apparently no foreign key constraints (the indicators for referential integrity). Compare it with a table that has both:

PracticalDeveloper_development=# \d users
...
Indexes:
    "users_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id)
    "index_users_on_confirmation_token" UNIQUE, btree (confirmation_token)
    "index_users_on_reset_password_token" UNIQUE, btree (reset_password_token)
    "index_users_on_username" UNIQUE, btree (username)
    "index_users_on_language_settings" gin (language_settings)
    "index_users_on_organization_id" btree (organization_id)
Referenced by:
    TABLE "messages" CONSTRAINT "fk_rails_273a25a7a6" FOREIGN KEY (user_id) REFERENCES users(id)
    TABLE "badge_achievements" CONSTRAINT "fk_rails_4a2e48ca67" FOREIGN KEY (user_id) REFERENCES users(id)
    TABLE "chat_channel_memberships" CONSTRAINT "fk_rails_4ba367990a" FOREIGN KEY (user_id) REFERENCES users(id)
    TABLE "push_notification_subscriptions" CONSTRAINT "fk_rails_c0b1e39717" FOREIGN KEY (user_id) REFERENCES users(id)

This is what we learned so far: why referential integrity can come into play when you remove rows from a DB and that the articles table has no apparent relationships with any other table at the database level. But is this true in the web app? Let's move up one layer, diving into the Ruby code.

ps. in the case of Rails (don't remember since which version) you can also see which foreign keys you have defined by looking in the schema.rb file.

ActiveRecord, associations and callbacks

Now that we know what referential integrity is, how to identify it and now that we know it's not at play in this bug we can move up a layer and check how is the Article object defined (I'll skip stuff that I think it's not related to this article and the bug itself, altough I might be wrong because I don't know the code base well):

class Article < ApplicationRecord
  # ...

  has_many :comments,       as: :commentable
  has_many :buffer_updates
  has_many :reactions,      as: :reactable, dependent: :destroy
  has_many  :notifications, as: :notifiable

  # ...

  before_destroy    :before_destroy_actions

  # ...

  def before_destroy_actions
    bust_cache
    remove_algolia_index
    reactions.destroy_all
    user.delay.resave_articles
    organization&.delay&.resave_articles
  end
end

A bunch of new information from that piece of code:

  • Rails (but not the DB) knows that an article can have many comments, buffer updates, reactions and notifications (these are called "associations" in Rails lingo)

  • Reactions are explictly dependent on the articles and they will be destroyed if the article is removed

  • There's a callback that does a bunch of stuff (we'll explore it later) before the object and its row in the database are destroyed

  • Three out of four associations are the able type, Rails calls these polymorphic associations because they allow the programmer to associate multiple types of objects to the same row, using two different columns (a string with the name of the model type the object belongs to and an id). They are very handy, though I always felt they make the database very dependent on the domain model (set by Rails). They can also require a composite index in the associated table to speed up queries

Similarly to what the underlying database system can do, ActiveRecord allows the developer to specify what happens to the related objects when the primary one is destroyed. According to the documentation Rails supports: destroying all related objects, deleting all related objects, setting the foreign key to NULL or restricting the removal with an error. The difference between destroy and delete is that in the former case all related callbacks are executed prior to removal, in the latter one the callbacks are skipped and only the row in the DB is removed.

The default strategy for the relationships without a dependent is to do nothing, which means leaving the referenced rows there in place. If it were up to me the default would be the app doesn't start until you decided what to do with the linked models but I'm not the person who designed ActiveRecord.

Keep in mind that the database trumps the code, if you define nothing at the Rails level but the database is configured to automatically destroy all related rows, then the rows will be destroyed. This is one of the many reasons why it's worth taking the time to learn how the DB works :-)

The last bit we haven't talked about the model layer is the callback which is probably where the bug manifests itself.

The infamous callback

This before destroy callback will execute prior to issuing the DELETE statement to the DB:

def before_destroy_actions
  bust_cache
  remove_algolia_index
  reactions.destroy_all
  user.delay.resave_articles
  organization&.delay&.resave_articles
end

Cache busting

The first thing the callback does is call the method bust_cache which in turn calls sequentially six times the Fastly API to purge the article's cache (each call to bust is two HTTP calls). It also does a cospicuos number of out of process calls to the same API (around 20-50, depends on the status of the article and the number of tags) but these don't matter because the user won't wait for them.

One thing to annotate: six HTTP calls are always going out after you press the button to delete an article.

Index removal

dev.to uses Algolia for search, the call remove_algolia_index does the following:

  • calls algolia_remove_from_index! which in turns calls the "async" version of the Algolia HTTP API which in reality does a (fast) synchronous call to Algolia without waiting for the index to be cleared on their side. It's still a synchronous call subject adding to the user's latency

  • calls Algolia's HTTP API other two times for other indexes

So, adding the previous 6 HTTP calls for Fastly, we're at 9 APIs called in process

Reactions destruction

The third step is reactions.destroy_all which as the call implies destroys all the reactions to the article. In Rails destroy_all simply iterates on all the objects and calls destroy on each of them which in turn activate all the "destroy" callbacks for proper cleanup. The Reaction model has two before_destroy callbacks:

class Reaction < ApplicationRecord
  # ...

  before_destroy :update_reactable_without_delay
  before_destroy :clean_up_before_destroy

  # ...
end

I had to dig a little bit to find out what the first one does (one of the things I dislike about the Rails way of doing things are the magical methods popping up everywhere, they make refactoring harder and they encourage coupling between the model and all the various gems). update_reactable_without_delay calls update_reactable (which has been declared as an async function by default) bypassing the queue. The result is a standard inline call the user waits for.

  • update_reactable recalculates (this time out of process), the scores of the Article (a thing that should probably be avoided since the Article is up for removal) if the article has been published. Then (back inline) it reindexes the article (twice) calling Algolia, removes the reactions from Fastly's cache (each call to bust the cache is two Fastly's calls), busts another cache (two more HTTP calls) and possibly updates a column on the Article (which is probably not needed since it's going to be removed). The total is 6 HTTP calls: one async HTTP calls (the first one to Algolia), one other call to Algolia and four to Fastly. Let's annotate down the 5 the user has to wait for.

  • clean_up_before_destroy reindexes the article on Algolia (a third time).

Let's sum up: a removal of a reaction amounts to 6 HTTP calls. If the article has a 100 reactions... well you can do the math.

Let's say the article had 1 reaction, plus the calls tallied before we're at around 15 HTTP calls:

  • 6 to bust the cache of the article

  • 3 to remove the article from the index

  • 6 for the reaction attached to the article

There's an additional bonus HTTP call that I've identified by chance using a gist to debug net/http calls, it calls the Stream.io API to delete the reaction from the user's feed. A total of 16 HTTP calls.

This is what happens when a reaction is destroyed (I added the awesome gem httplog to my local installation):

[httplog] Sending: PUT https://REDACTED.algolia.net/1/indexes/Article_development/25
[httplog] Data: {"title":" The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"}
[httplog] Connecting: REDACTED.algolia.net:443
[httplog] Status: 200
[httplog] Benchmark: 0.357128 seconds
[httplog] Response:
{"updatedAt":"2018-10-09T17:23:44.151Z","taskID":945887592,"objectID":"25"}

[httplog] Sending: PUT https://REDACTED.algolia.net/1/indexes/searchables_development/articles-25
[httplog] Data: {"title":" The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time","tag_list":["discuss","security","python","beginners"],"main_image":"https://pigment.github.io/fake-logos/logos/medium/color/8.png","id":25,"featured":true,"published":true,"published_at":"2018-09-30T07:44:48.530Z","featured_number":1538293488,"comments_count":1,"reactions_count":0,"positive_reactions_count":0,"path":"/willricki/-the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-3e4b","class_name":"Article","user_name":"Ricki Will","user_username":"willricki","comments_blob":"Waistcoat craft beer pickled vice seitan kombucha drinking. 90's green juice hoodie.","body_text":"\n\nMeggings tattooed normcore kitsch chia. Fixie migas etsy hashtag jean shorts neutra pork belly. Vice salvia biodiesel portland actually slow-carb loko chia. Freegan biodiesel flexitarian tattooed.\n\n\nNeque. \n\n\nBefore they sold out diy xoxo aesthetic biodiesel pbr\u0026amp;b. Tumblr lo-fi craft beer listicle. Lo-fi church-key cold-pressed.\n\n\n","tag_keywords_for_search":"","search_score":153832,"readable_publish_date":"Sep 30","flare_tag":{"name":"discuss","bg_color_hex":null,"text_color_hex":null},"user":{"username":"willricki","name":"Ricki Will","profile_image_90":"/uploads/user/profile_image/6/22018b1a-7afa-47c1-bbae-b829977828e4.png"},"_tags":["discuss","security","python","beginners","user_6","username_willricki","lang_en"]}
[httplog] Status: 200
[httplog] Benchmark: 0.031995 seconds
[httplog] Response:
{"updatedAt":"2018-10-09T17:23:44.426Z","taskID":945887612,"objectID":"articles-25"}

[httplog] Sending: PUT https://REDACTED.algolia.net/1/indexes/ordered_articles_development/articles-25
[httplog] Data: {"title":" The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time","path":"/willricki/-the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-3e4b","class_name":"Article","comments_count":1,"tag_list":["discuss","security","python","beginners"],"positive_reactions_count":0,"id":25,"hotness_score":153829,"readable_publish_date":"Sep 30","flare_tag":{"name":"discuss","bg_color_hex":null,"text_color_hex":null},"published_at_int":1538293488,"user":{"username":"willricki","name":"Ricki Will","profile_image_90":"/uploads/user/profile_image/6/22018b1a-7afa-47c1-bbae-b829977828e4.png"},"_tags":["discuss","security","python","beginners","user_6","username_willricki","lang_en"]}
[httplog] Status: 200
[httplog] Benchmark: 0.047077 seconds
[httplog] Response:
{"updatedAt":"2018-10-09T17:23:44.494Z","taskID":945887622,"objectID":"articles-25"}

[httplog] Sending: PUT https://REDACTED.algolia.net/1/indexes/Article_development/25
[httplog] Data: {"title":" The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"}
[httplog] Status: 200
[httplog] Benchmark: 0.029352 seconds
[httplog] Response:
{"updatedAt":"2018-10-09T17:23:44.541Z","taskID":945887632,"objectID":"25"}

[httplog] Sending: PUT https://REDACTED.algolia.net/1/indexes/searchables_development/articles-25
[httplog] Data: {"title":" The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time","tag_list":["discuss","security","python","beginners"],"main_image":"https://pigment.github.io/fake-logos/logos/medium/color/8.png","id":25,"featured":true,"published":true,"published_at":"2018-09-30T07:44:48.530Z","featured_number":1538293488,"comments_count":1,"reactions_count":0,"positive_reactions_count":1,"path":"/willricki/-the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-3e4b","class_name":"Article","user_name":"Ricki Will","user_username":"willricki","comments_blob":"Waistcoat craft beer pickled vice seitan kombucha drinking. 90's green juice hoodie.","body_text":"\n\nMeggings tattooed normcore kitsch chia. Fixie migas etsy hashtag jean shorts neutra pork belly. Vice salvia biodiesel portland actually slow-carb loko chia. Freegan biodiesel flexitarian tattooed.\n\n\nNeque. \n\n\nBefore they sold out diy xoxo aesthetic biodiesel pbr\u0026amp;b. Tumblr lo-fi craft beer listicle. Lo-fi church-key cold-pressed.\n\n\n","tag_keywords_for_search":"","search_score":154132,"readable_publish_date":"Sep 30","flare_tag":{"name":"discuss","bg_color_hex":null,"text_color_hex":null},"user":{"username":"willricki","name":"Ricki Will","profile_image_90":"/uploads/user/profile_image/6/22018b1a-7afa-47c1-bbae-b829977828e4.png"},"_tags":["discuss","security","python","beginners","user_6","username_willricki","lang_en"]}
[httplog] Status: 200
[httplog] Benchmark: 0.028819 seconds
[httplog] Response:
{"updatedAt":"2018-10-09T17:23:44.612Z","taskID":945887642,"objectID":"articles-25"}

[httplog] Sending: PUT https://REDACTED.algolia.net/1/indexes/ordered_articles_development/articles-25
[httplog] Data: {"title":" The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time","path":"/willricki/-the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-3e4b","class_name":"Article","comments_count":1,"tag_list":["discuss","security","python","beginners"],"positive_reactions_count":1,"id":25,"hotness_score":153829,"readable_publish_date":"Sep 30","flare_tag":{"name":"discuss","bg_color_hex":null,"text_color_hex":null},"published_at_int":1538293488,"user":{"username":"willricki","name":"Ricki Will","profile_image_90":"/uploads/user/profile_image/6/22018b1a-7afa-47c1-bbae-b829977828e4.png"},"_tags":["discuss","security","python","beginners","user_6","username_willricki","lang_en"]}
[httplog] Status: 200
[httplog] Benchmark: 0.02821 seconds
[httplog] Response:
{"updatedAt":"2018-10-09T17:23:44.652Z","taskID":945887652,"objectID":"articles-25"}

[httplog] Connecting: us-east-api.stream-io-api.com:443
[httplog] Sending: DELETE http://us-east-api.stream-io-api.com:443/api/v1.0/feed/user/10/Reaction:7/?api_key=REDACTED&foreign_id=1
[httplog] Data:
[httplog] Status: 200
[httplog] Benchmark: 0.336152 seconds
[httplog] Response:
{"removed":"Reaction:7","duration":"17.84ms"}

If you countn them they are 7, not 16. That's because the calls to Fastly are only executed in production.

Resaving articles

User.resave_articles refreshes the user's other articles and is called out of process so it's not interesting to us right now. The same happens to the organization if the article is part of one but again, so we don't care.

Let's recap what we know so far. Each article removal triggers a callback that does a lot of things that touch third party services that help this website be as fast as it is and it also updates various counters I didn't really investigate :-D.

What happens when the article is removed

After the callback has been dealt with and all the various caches are up to date and the reactions are gone from the database, we still need to check what happens to the other associations of the article we're removing. As you recall every article can possibly have comments, reactions (gone by now), buffer updates (not sure what they are) and notifications.

Let's see what happens when we destroy an article to see if we can get other clues. I replaced a long log with my summaries:

> art = Article.last # article id 25
> art.destroy!
# its tags are destroyed, this is handled by "acts_as_taggable_on :tags"...
# a bunch of other tag related stuff happens, 17 select calls...
# the aforamentioned HTTP calls for each reaction are here too...
# there's a SQL DELETE for each reaction...
# the user object is updated...
# a couple of other UPDATEs I didn't investigate but which seem really plausible...
# the HTTP calls to remove the article itself from search...
# the article is finally deleted from the db...
# the article count for the user is updated

Aside from the fact that in my initial overview I totally forgot about the destruction of the tags (they amount to a DELETE and an UPDATE each to the database) I would say there's a lot going on when an article is removed.

What happens to the rest of the objects we didn't find in the console?

If you remember from what I said earlier, in Rails relationships everything not marked explicitly as "dependent" survives the destruction of the primary object, so they all are in the DB:

PracticalDeveloper_development=# select count(*) from comments where commentable_id = 25;
 count
-------
     3
PracticalDeveloper_development=# select count(*) from notifications where notifiable_id = 25;
 count
-------
     2
PracticalDeveloper_development=# select count(*) from buffer_updates where article_id = 25;
 count
-------
     1

I think we can be a little bit confident that the issue that sparked this article is likely to manifest if such article is really popular before being removed having many reactions, comments and notifications.

Timeout

Another factor that I mentioned in a comment to the issue is the Heroku's default timeout setting. dev.to IIRC runs on Heroku, which has a 30 seconds timeout for HTTP calls once the router has processed them (so it's a timer for your app code). If the app doesn't respond in 30 seconds, it timeouts and sends an error.

dev.to, savvily, cuts this timeout in half using rack timeout default service timeout which is 15 seconds.

In brief: if after hitting the "remove article" button the server doesn't finish in 15 seconds, a timeout error is raised. Having seen that a popular article can possibly trigger dozens of HTTP calls, you can understand why in some cases the 15 seconds wall can be hit.

Recap

Let's recap what we learned so far about what happens when an article is removed:

  • referential integrity can be a factor if the article has millions of related rows (unlikely in this scenario)

  • Rails removing associated objects sequentially is a factor (considering that it also has to load such objects from the DB to the ORM before removing them because it has to if it wants to trigger the various callbacks)

  • Inline callbacks and HTTP calls are another factor

  • Rails is not smart at all because it could decrease the amount of calls to the DB (for example by buffering the DELETE statements for all reactions and using a IN clause)

  • Rails magic is sometimes annoying 😛

Possible solutions

This is where I stop for now because I'm not familiar with the code base (well, after this definitely more :D) and because I think it could be an interesting "collective" exercise since it's not a critical bug that needs to be fixed "yesterday".

At first the simplest solution that could pop up in a one's mind is to move everything that happens inline when an article is removed in a out of process call by delegating everything to a job that is going to be picked up by the queue manager. The user just needs the article gone from their view after all. The proper removal can happen with a worker process. Aside from the fact that I'm not sure I considered everything that's going on (I found out about tags by chance as you saw) and all the implications, I think this is just a quick win. It would fix the user's problem by swiping the reported issue under the rug.

Another possible solution is to split the removal in its two main parts: the caches need to be updated or emptied and the rows need to be removed from the DB. The caches can all be destroyed out of process so the user doesn't have to wait for Fastly or Algolia (maybe only Stream.io? I don't know). This requires a bit of refactoring because some of the code I talked about is also used by other parts of the app.

A more complete solution is to go a step further from the second solution and also clean up all the leftovers (comments, notifications and buffer updates) but there might be a reason why they are left there in the first place. All these three entities can be removed in a separate job because two out of three have before destroy callbacks which trigger other stuff I haven't looked at.

This should definitely be enough for the user to never encounter again the pesky timeout error. To go an extra mile we could also look into the fact ActiveRecord issues a single DELETE for each object it removes from the database but this is definitely too much for now. I would annotate this somewhere and come back to it after the refactoring if needed.

Conclusions

If you are still with me, thank you. It took me quite a while to write this :-D

I don't have any mighty conclusions. I hope this deep dive in dev.to's source code served at least a purpose. For me it has been a great way to learn a bit more and write about something that non-Rails developers in here might not know but more importantly to help potential contributors.

I'm definitely hoping from some feedback ;-)


          Left wing mob attack citizens in Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
none
          Referral Coordinator - CCC Home Health - Montgomery - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
Under direct and indirect supervision evaluates, manages, analyzes, and processes referral requests for Continuing Care Services (CCS) to determine the appropriate program for the patient. Essential Responsibilities: - Under direct and indirect supervision, analyzes and processes referral requests for CCS to assure they meet established program criteria. - Receives and interprets referral requests, determines benefits and communicates this information to members, non-plan providers, NWP providers and other internal staff as appropriate. - Coordinates communications from contracted and non-contracted vendors related to the admission of KP members. - Contacts patients regarding receipt of referral and provide brief explanation of CCS programs, verify demographics and benefit information, and facilitates patient agreement to receive services from designated programs. - Processes non-clinical aspects of referrals to CCS including, insurance coverage, physician verification of NPI and PECOS, hospice attending physician, case assign clinicians, coordinates start of care date within each program-s regulatory requirements. - Effectively maintains daily accurate records of referrals to ensure patients are admitted to services in a timely manner. - Serves as a liaison between referring and program physicians, patients/families, department supervisors, managers, and CCS staff to ensure timely patient care. - Identifies and assists with timely transitions across programs. Under direct and indirect supervision, processes non-clinical aspects of referrals for CCS, Salem, Longview, and when programs are at capacity or require referral outsourcing. - Provides initial authorization when patients are outsourced. - Establish spot contracts when patients are outsourced to a non-core agency/facility. - Communicate effectively to ensure that patients referred out to outside agencies get care timely. - Provide patient information when requested by outsourced agencies. - Perform other duties as requested.
          Medical Assistant - Primary Care (East Interstate) - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
Participates with the Health Care Team in delivering quality and customer focused health care to patients in a manner that reflects Kaiser Permanente's mission, vision and values. Provides clinical and administrative support to clinicians and other health care team members to offer a variety of health care services to patients. Clinical duties involve both direct (in person) and indirect (via phone or on-line) patient care activities requiring both simple to complex clinical knowledge and skills. As appropriate to the position's scope of authorized duties, the MA is expected to have competent observational, clinical, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills in order to meet patient needs and contribute to a positive care experience and work environment. Works under the clinical supervision of the clinician for patient care activities, and under the general direction of the designated manager/supervisor. Essential Functions: - Clinical Tasks: These job tasks provide patient care and are to be performed competently, consistently, accurately and according to established regional/departmental clinical protocols, policies and procedures and standards. - They are: Prepares and organizes patient's office visit for known reason/procedure by ensuring that all appropriate tests, clinical information (e.g. diagnostic test results, consultation reports, outside records, etc.) and order entries are ready for clinician review prior to appointment time. - Collects pertinent subjective (e.g. signs & symptoms, allergies, current medication, tobacco use, etc.) and objective (e.g. vital signs, height, weight, etc.) data related to patient's reason for visit (i.e. chief complaint, presenting symptoms or procedure). - Utilizes standardized tools (e.g. PST, health maintenance alerts) to identify and address health maintenance/care gaps with patient and alerts clinician on those that require his/her attention. - Recognizes signs and symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal versus new/existing and reports to clinician. - Alerts clinician on signs and symptoms requiring immediate attention and respond to directions per clinician. - Prepares patient for actual visit/procedure prior to clinician's exam during rooming-in process. - Assures exam/procedure room contains appropriate supplies, equipment, forms and educational materials are available and ready for use during visit/procedure. - Checks equipment are in safe working order and cleans room after use. - Provides patient with after-visit, follow-up, self-care or procedural instructions and/or educational materials as directed by clinician. - Use KP HealthConnect and other information systems to document all pertinent data and outcomes of patient care according to standardized procedures and policies such as and not limited to the use of SBAR, KP HealthConnect smarttools, etc. - Updates demographic or historical clinical data gathered in the electronic medical record. - Clinical Procedures: Performs diagnostic tests, therapies and procedures within scope of authorized duties competently and with maintenance of proficiency according to: a) specific department standards on core clinical tasks (see department's list of core skills). - Application of knowledge and skills appropriate to developmental age of patient. - Eestablished policies such as and not limited to patient safety, aseptic and sterile techniques and infection control. - Examples of categories of clinical tasks are as follows: - Screening tests, e.g. vital signs, vision, hearing, developmental, LOPS, pain, etc. - This job description is not all encompassing.
           Comment on NW 19th Avenue, 1962 by Michael Parker       Cache   Translate Page      
The building on the left in the California style was designed by Portland architect for Warner Bros and constructed in 1932. This was the location where Warner Bros. distributed movies throughout the Northwest. My office was in that building off the service drive that separated the two buildings. I was there from 1968 to 1974.
          Banner System Analyst - Portland Community College - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
The team also supports related applications such as DegreeWorks, Argos, and integrations to other enterprise systems such as Touchnet, Brightspace, Luminis,... $60,429 - $74,024 a year
From Portland Community College - Tue, 26 Jun 2018 21:30:51 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Portland startup Tali talks their way to a win at the Clio’s inaugural Launch//Code competition      Cache   Translate Page      
As every startup knows, entering startups competitions can be a dubious concept. But when you manage to win, all that dubiousness tends to fade away. So one would figure that Portland startup Tali is feeling pretty good about entering the Clio Launch//Code competition. Which landed them the $100,000 prize from the legal billing software provider. ...
          In a town full of mission driven startups, it would make sense that there’s a startup focused on sharing missions      Cache   Translate Page      
I’m always impressed by the motivations of folks who are starting companies in Portland. Because more often than not, they’re driven by a desire to solve problems. Or to create better products. Or to contribute to the greater good. Now a new Portland startup—In-It—is seeking to give folks a platform to share what drives them ...
          Another round in 9th Circuit fight over “No-Fly” orders      Cache   Translate Page      
A 3-judge panel of the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals heard arguments today in Portland, Oregon, in Kariye v. Sessions, the third and latest round of appeals to the 9th Circuit in a challenge to US government “No-Fly” orders that was filed in 2010 as Latif v. Holder. The lawsuit has survived two previous […]
          Attending Swift by Northwest conference in Portland      Cache   Translate Page      

I will be attending the Swift by Northwest conference in Portland on October 18-20. This is a sold-out conference for macOS and iOS developers, with a focus on the Swift programming language, and related topics.

I've written a blog post on my personal blog to introduce myself to attendees. Others may also be interested.

Check it out!


          Construction Equipment Mechanic - Bobcat of Marysville - Marysville, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
We have other locations in Portland, OR &amp; Auburn, Pasco, Spokane, and Yakima, WA. We are searching for a Mobile Service Mechanic to join our team....
From Indeed - Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:55:36 GMT - View all Marysville, WA jobs
          Road Mechanic - Bobcat of Marysville - Marysville, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
We have other locations in Portland, OR &amp; Auburn, Pasco, Spokane, and Yakima, WA. We are searching for a Mobile Service Mechanic to join our team....
From Indeed - Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:53:24 GMT - View all Marysville, WA jobs
          IT Support Specialist /Desktop Support      Cache   Translate Page      
ME-New portland, 6 months contract Description: Document, configure, install, deploy, monitor, investigate, triage, troubleshoot, remediate, and maintain network systems for performance, efficiency, stability, and availability. Process RMA and hardware replacements and upgrades per best practices. Ensure day-to-day operations of technology infrastructure. Design and develop automation/scripting solutions to assist
          Comedian Katt Williams Remains Behind Bars, Pleads Not Guilty to Assault      Cache   Translate Page      
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Comedian Katt Williams has pleaded not guilty in connection with an […]
          Cook      Cache   Translate Page      
OR-Portland, Is it time to escape the drama of working in the restaurant? Are you ready to prepare meals for a community that will truly value your skills? Maybe you are looking for a schedule that will allow you more time home with your friends and family? West Hills Village Senior Living is seeking a full time cook to work Tuesday through Saturday from 6:00am - 2:30 pm. Our high performing team and cohesive
          Reitsport - Amazone holt sich den „Großen Preis“      Cache   Translate Page      
Die Deutsche Sabrina Berger triumphiert beim Großen Preis des Sportland.NÖ in Wr. Neustadt.
          Remote Field Staff Appraiser in Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
A real estate services company is filling a position for a Remote Field Staff Appraiser in Portland. Core Responsibilities of this position include: Completing real estate appraisals that are compliant with Federal and State laws Providing industry leading customer service while ensuring the highest level of appraisal quality Collaborating effectively with internal customers to ensure seamless customer service Qualifications Include: A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel locally FHA Approved appraiser in good standing A minimum of 5 years of experience in completing residential real estate appraisals Ability to act independently and consistently make appropriate decisions with minimal guidance Broad residential knowledge of properties and market factors Consistently and independently handles all aspects of the job
          Grand Jury Transcript: PSU Officers Say Jason Washington Pointed Gun at Them      Cache   Translate Page      
by Alex Zielinski
gettyimages-893140968-draftfolio.jpg
DRAFTFOLIO / GETTY IMAGES


The two Portland State University officers feared for their lives when they fatally shot 43-year-old Jason Washington last summer.

In their interviews before a Multnomah County grand jury, PSU officers Shawn McKenzie and James Dewey said Washington had directly pointed a gun at them on the sidewalk outside of the Cheerful Tortoise bar in the early hours of June 29.

“[A gun] can turn a stupid drunk street brawl into something that can be deadly very quickly,” Dewey told deputy district attorney Brian Davidson, according to court transcripts released by the Multnomah County District Attorney's office this afternoon.

The 415-page grand jury transcript details the hours leading up to Washington’s death, from the perspective of at least six witnesses, not including Dewey and McKenzie. The lengthy investigation ended with the grand jury clearing both officers last month, but the transcript was only made public today.

Those interviewed corroborate the public’s general understanding of the incident, based on unofficial witness testimony and officer body camera footage released by PSU in mid-September: Washington was shot and killed outside the Cheerful Tortoise while he was trying to break up a fight involving his highly inebriated friend, Jeremy Wilkinson. Officers McKenzie and Dewey, who were driving by at the time, pulled over to break up the fight. They were told someone had a gun. When Washington fell over while trying to separate Wilkinson from the man he was fighting, a gun fell out of a holster attached to Washington’s hip. Washington reached for the gun. It’s unclear what, exactly, happens next. But, seconds later, McKenzie and Dewey fired a total of nine bullets into Washington’s body. He died at the scene. Although Washington did have a state license to carry a concealed weapon, it wasn’t his gun that fell onto the sidewalk that morning—it belonged Wilkinson. Washington had taken the weapon away from Wilkinson earlier that night out of precaution.

Despite many of the witnesses admitting to being drunk or stoned during the time of the incident, most of their testimony before the grand jury support this narrative.

What wasn’t clear until these transcripts were made public, however, was the officers’ firm belief that Washington had aimed the gun directly at them.

“For whatever reason [Washington] drew the gun, stood up with the gun in his hand,” Dewey explained. “I knew it was pointed at us. There was probably a dozen people involved or spectating. There's no reason to be pointing a gun at somebody on a city street in the middle of the night so my thought was he's gonna start shooting people.”

Dewey recalled yelling at Washington to drop the gun, but claims he did not.

“Every time you give a command like ‘drop the gun’ and it doesn't happen... and there's already a fight going on... it's an escalation,” Dewey said. “It's like a twisting of that knot in your stomach that this is getting much, much worse.”

McKenzie’s retelling was more straightforward.

“In what direction is he extending the gun?” DA Davidson asked McKenzie, according to the court transcript.

“Towards us,” McKenzie responded.

“And, um, what happened next?” Davidson asked.

“In my mind I'm like thinkin' I'm gonna be shot right there,” McKenzie said. “And I fire a couple rounds.”

McKenzie has since resigned from the PSU force, while Dewey returned to work after the grand jury ruled in his favor.

It’s not obvious in the police body cam footage that Washington pointed his gun at the officers. But Portland Police Officer Anthony Eugenio, who said he’s trained in analyzing and restoring crime scene video to “find the truth,” told the grand jury he was certain after viewing the videos that Washington had picked up and aimed the gun at the officers.

The transcript also reveals the kind of training the officers received prior to joining the PSU force—training that informed their independent decisions to fire their guns at Washington.

Dewey and McKenzie’s bullets mostly hit Washington in his torso and chest. According to Scott Willadsen, a firearm trainer at the Oregon State Public Safety Academy, all officers employed in Oregon are trained to shoot at the “center mass” at a threatening person because “it’s the biggest target and moves the least amount.”

“I sometimes get questions like why don't we shoot 'em in the legs to stop them from charging at me,” Willadsen told the grand jury. “Number one, that doesn't make them put down the gun. Number two, we've got some pretty big blood vessels and veins that run through the leg, and even if I shoot them in the leg, that doesn't mean they won't die.”

“We don't shoot to the hands to try to make 'em drop the gun because, quite frankly, it's really, really hard,” Willadsen continued. “Shooting a small target like that… is nearly impossible.”

But, Willadsen stressed, officers are no trained to “shoot to kill.” Instead, Willadsen said he trains officers to shoot until the suspect “stops being a bad guy,” or until “that threat stops being a threat.” That call is solely up to the officer.

“Once the threat has stopped, you have to stop shooting. Sometimes that takes a moment or two for [the officer] to recognize, so there might be an extra round or two fired, but still… they're supposed to stop,” Willadsen said. “The flip side of that is, sometimes the subject dies and, you know, I can't predict when that's gonna happen.”

PSU's decision to arm its officers in 2015 has long been a point of contention among PSU students and faculty members. Last week, hundreds attended a PSU Board of Trustees meeting to stress their opposition to this policy in light of Washington's death.

PSU has promised two thorough investigations into Washington's death—one that specifically evaluates the need to arm its officers.

The grand jury testimony reflects grief and outrage from witnesses who watched Washington die at the hands of armed campus police—even from those who didn’t know him personally.

Others shared contradicting stories about when Washington’s gun first made an appearance and blamed their imperfect memory on the traumatic experience. But one fact remained unrefuted throughout the testimony: Washington was a good man.

“He was a good guy. We were talking. He [said] something about his kids I remember,” said Mohamed Tuffa, one of the men who talked to Washington at the Cheerful Tortoise that night.

Zachary Walker also described joking around with Washington at the Cheerful Tortoise about different generations of Black people. “He's giving me a little hard time type of stuff,” Walker recalled. “He was a cool dude. He even bought me a drink in there too.”

Neither Tuffa or Walker knew Washington before that night, and both ended up fighting with Washington’s friend Wilkinson less than an hour later, claiming Wilkinson called them the N-word.

Derrial Peterson, a security guard at the Rialto, fondly recalled chatting with Washington earlier in the day, before Washington and his friends went to the Cheerful Tortoise.

“We had just start talking and he was talking about his wife, his daughter who just graduated from college... he talked about being a grandfather, how he was excited about [it]... the upcoming year and how things were really looking up for him,” Peterson said. “It was good stuff.”

Washington’s demeanor is why ultimately why Wilkinson decided to give up his gun and allow Washington to carry it for safekeeping that night.

During Wilkinson's testimony before the grand jury, Davidson asks why he let Washington take his firearm.

Wilkinson’s response: “Because...I know Jason would never fight, ever.”

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          Things to Do Wednesday!      Cache   Translate Page      
7 Things to Do for Oct 10 by Mercury Things to Do Staff

Natasha Kmeto, Small Million, Siren and the Sea
Tonight Portland synth-pop duo Small Million celebrates the release of their new EP Young Fools, a follow-up to 2016’s Before the Fall EP. Though it retains the bubbly, propulsive hooks of their debut, Small Million’s latest expands their scope with moodier melodies and lyrics that contemplate romance, isolation, and violence. They’ll be joined by local pop pillar Natasha Kmeto and Siren and the Sea, the oceanic moniker of songwriter Cristina Cano. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $10-12) CIARA DOLAN


Duckwrth, Deem Spencer, Fountaine
The up-and-coming rapper and songwriter out of L.A. brings "The Falling Man" Tour up the coast for an all-ages performance at Holocene. (8 pm, Holocene, $15-59, all ages)

Earth
Dylan Carlson and his experimental post-rock act out of Olympia swing through the Wonder Ballroom to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed fifth studio album, The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull. (8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $18-20)

Jay Larson, Andy Wood
The Mission Theater presents an evening of stand-up with Los Angeles-based comedian Jay Larson. You might recognize Larson as a past Bridgetown Comedy Festival performer, from his podcast, The CrabFeast, or from his appearances on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and This American Life, where he won over Ira Glass with his crowd-pleasing "Wrong Number" story. Bridgetown Comedy Festival co-founder and Portland favorite Andy Wood provides support. (8 pm, Mission Theater, $20-25)

Oddisee, Evidence, Warm Brew
Don’t let the laidback grooves fool you: Amir Mohamed el Khalifa—better known as Oddisee—isn’t afraid to tackle the big issues. The emcee/producer’s latest work, The Iceberg, offers a global perspective on humanity, politics, love, and life, sounding both retro-tasty and perfectly of this moment. (8 pm, Roseland, $22, all ages) NED LANNAMANN

Street Fighter V Tournament
Sure, there are other fighting games out there, but there is only one Street Fighter, and even if you haven't chucked a hadoken since 1992, watching some of Portland's best gamers go head-to-head to see who can hand out the most L's is gonna be enthralling. $10 to enter. Spectating is free. Blanka is the worst. (7 pm, Black Water Bar, free to spectate, $10 to enter)

Ulrika Spacek, Mint Field
The London-hailing quintet bring their post-punk and art rock sounds to the Doug Fir stage for the Portland stop on a North American tour supporting their new EP, Suggestive Listening. (9 pm, Doug Fir, $10-12)

Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          Bisexual Woman On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage
1517598297-1516999045-savage-letter-of-the-day-stamp-2018.jpg

I only recently discovered your column & I can't believe the diversity out there. It's mindblowing! The reason I even found you was because of online searching for answers to what's probably not a very original dilemma... I feel provincial in comparison to your other readers but here goes... this is long, I expect you will edit if you would like to answer... I'm hoping...

The issue: I'm 40, female, in a 15 year relationship with a lovely straight guy. We have two children. I've always been attracted to and dated both men & women. Though now of course I'm invisible, being in a longterm straight relationship.

A few years ago I fell heavily in love with a married female friend. Passionately. Nothing happened, I squashed it (I had small kids, a partner, I think it was the first time she'd been attracted to a woman so just impossible all round) though emotionally speaking it almost killed me in the process. Then after this my partner was injured in a workplace accident with longterm serious health & financial consequences. Some very, very tough times followed.

Now my libido seems dormant... except... except... occasionally I get whacked by lust by a random cute girl in the local shop like yesterday. Or a beautiful woman biking past. Or the one female firefighter in my town. Or now more worryingly, a female (straight I guess) colleague at work. I guess I still have some juices flowing which can't be bad.

The booze: I'm functional, not drinking during the day, but if I let it go I can melt into the couch with literally a bottle or two of wine on a bad night... like three times a week. I like the pleasure rush it gives but I'm struggling now, actively trying to stop totally, it can't continue like this. It's been going on for about four years, beginning with my "squash lesbian unrequited love" situation.

Is it lack of pleasure? Sex is difficult (illness in the couple, physical changes, stress) if not non-existent between us. I don't know how to improve things as he has lost confidence & the knack of it. I don't encourage him because the truth is every single fantasy or sexual thought of mine now involves women. I feel almost nothing when we do try it, and that issue was there before the accident & changes.

The place: Very, very small town. Most close friends know I'm bi but not all. And not at work. Before his accident I thought long & hard & decided I needed to live it like a grown up. I went to lesbian bars in other towns, hoping. I did therapy for a while (too expensive!). I tried an online dating site then deleted my account (chickened out!). I went to Pride alone & it felt great but then I went home to being straight & sexually frustrated. I try to explore it but get absolutely nowhere. A sign that I should stop? And what could I even offer to another woman? I think harsh critics might already be rolling their eyes, but I'm going to state my truth anyway.

The rest: The tough times have wounded our intimacy. I feel invisible in my sexuality, with no outlet (except red wine?). There's some love left but a lot of baggage from the accident & physical recovery & crushing financial responsibilities. Am I doomed to no passion, ever again? My partner deserves more too. Can you please tell me the blindingly obvious?

Going Absolutely Insane

The obvious (at least to me): Most bisexual women aren't out (bi men too) and most bisexual women are in opposite-sex relationships (bi men too)—and there are more bisexuals than there are gays or lesbians. Some studies have found that there are more bisexuals than gays and lesbians combined.

So while you can't offer a woman your hand (that's taken) or all of your time and attention (you have kids, a spouse, and a job), GAI, you could find a bisexual woman in your shoes (married, kids), i.e. someone who may not have the bandwidth for a full-time/full-blown relationship but who is open to an ongoing FWB arrangement. You'll have to risk putting yourself out there, most likely online, which is where more than 70% same-sex relationships get their start—but no risk, no reward, nothing ventured, nothing gained, no face pics, no response, etc. And you have the advantage of already being out to the most important people in your life—your family—although you will have to be worry about being outed at work.

Here's why this was so obvious to me: I get a lot of mail from married bisexual women who think no woman could possibly be interested in them because the available women in their imaginations are all single lesbians who wouldn't even want to hook up with a woman who had a husband at home. In reality, GAI, most of the women out there interested in having sex with other women are bisexual and married to men. (You know that old joke about the bank robber who, when asked why he robs banks, replied, "Because that's where the money is"? Opposite-sex relationships—relationships like yours—are where most of the potentially-available-to-you pussy is, GAI, so you might want to start your search there.)

The husband: Ideally, GAI, you would get your husband's permission before establishing a regular FWB thing with another opposite-married bisexual woman. (Your future FWB would ideally get an okay from her spouse.) It won't be an easy conversation to have, I realize, but your husband must be aware that the woman on the sofa downing a second bottle of wine is unhappy about something. Sometimes a difficult conversation can reset things—and a conversation about opening up a relationship, even in cases where one partner is at first reluctant (or refuses), has helped other couples with intimacy issues reconnect sexually. There's no guarantee, of course, and it would amount to a Hail Mary pass, but things can't continue as they are indefinitely.

The booze: If you don't keep more than one bottle in the house at at time, GAI, you can't polish two off in a single sitting. Also, it can't be good for your kids to watch mom suck down two bottles of wine in a single evening. If you can't cut back and need help stopping, please reach out and get the help you need.

The children: Your first priority—don't let the future FWB distract you from your parenting responsibilities.


••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Listen to my podcast, the Savage Lovecast, at www.savagelovecast.com.

Impeach the motherfucker already! Get your ITMFA buttons, t-shirts, hats and lapel pins and coffee mugs at www.ITMFA.org!

Tickets to HUMP 2018 are on sale now! Get them here!

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          Locating a Good Auto Repair Shop      Cache   Translate Page      

Has your car started to have some problems recently? If this is the case, you need to be sure that it is serviced by someone who knows what they are doing. Your car is much too important to leave it in the hands of someone who is incompetent. You need to be very patient when it comes to choosing an auto repair shop. There are certainly many places that do that sort of work. However, do not be fooled into thinking that one mechanic is as good as all the rest. Doing some research will help you greatly when it is time to fix your car. Here are a few tips that you can utilize.

1. How long has the auto repair shop been in business?

You would be wise to find a shop that has been in the same location for at least five years. Common sense would say that the only way that a shop could stay in business for so long would be if that were always giving their customers a very high level of work. This is why you need to avoid a repair shop that just opened for business. If would be hard for you to determine if the mechanic is good or bad.

2. How soon can the shop start working on your car?

You need to find an auto repair shop that will not make you wait for a long time to get your car back. Some shops will not even be able to look at your car for several days. It might be a week until they can fix it after they determine what is wrong with it. Obviously, you should not accept this. Make sure the shop will be able to get your car back to you quickly when you need alternator repair Portland Oregon.

3. How does the shop’s prices compare with other competitors?

You need to be sure that the auto repair shop is charging you a fair price for their work. The only way that you will be able to find this out is to check other shops in your area.…


          Antifa is the Democrat Progressive version of the Islamic "Virtue Police" Where does Antifa's money come from?      Cache   Translate Page      

Portland Antifa Attacked an Elderly Man In His Car For Ignoring Their Traffic Directions

In two separate incidents over the weekend, an Antifa group in Portland attacked two older men in their cars after they disobeyed the group's traffic directions and tried to drive away.
Shocking cell phone video captured the moment when an elderly man drove through a crowd of black-clad protesters, who’d taken it upon themselves to direct traffic through a busy section of the city’s downtown area. Several Antifa members began screaming profanity at the man, calling him a “white supremacist” and demanding he leave.
 
This is the type of street anarchy that routinely happens where I live. Here is video from 6 Oct showing Antifa directing traffic in downtown & threatening people who don’t obey with violence. Mayor @tedwheeler, who really runs this town? pic.twitter.com/OgjZNByxat
— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) October 8, 2018
Another video showed the group attacking a second man who had the audacity to ignore their directions, attacking his car with sticks, screaming profanity and jumping on top of his vehicle.
 
And here is video of an elderly man who didn’t heed their street orders — so they chased him down. #Portland pic.twitter.com/AeXvhUKijO
— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) October 8, 2018

Mob rule has become the norm in parts of Portland, where local police have virtually turned a blind eye to Antifa’s escalating antics. The group was permitted to camp out in front of the city’s Immigration of Customs Enforcement building back during the summer, and has now taken to blockading streets and harassing pedestrians in the name of “fighting facism.”










VIDEO: ANTIFA THUGS BLOCK ROADS, DIRECT TRAFFIC, THREATEN PEOPLE WHO DON’T OBEY


Leftist agitators scream “white supremacist” at anyone who answers backVideo: Antifa Thugs Block Roads, Direct Traffic, Threaten People Who Don't Obey


\








          Allen Neuringer On Self-Experimentation       Cache   Translate Page      
Last month, people interested in “self-knowledge through numbers” attended the Quantified Self conference in Portland. Allen Neuringer, an emeritus professor of psychology at Reed College and early proponent of self-experimentation, gave the opening plenary. He’ll join us to discuss what he’s learned from his own and his students’ self-experiments and how this method has impacted his behavioral psychology research.
          MORE FOR nyakörv Portland piros 60 cm      Cache   Translate Page      

The post MORE FOR nyakörv Portland piros 60 cm appeared first on Fressnapf.


          MORE FOR nyakörv Portland sötétbarna 55 cm      Cache   Translate Page      

The post MORE FOR nyakörv Portland sötétbarna 55 cm appeared first on Fressnapf.


          MORE FOR nyakörv Portland piros 55 cm      Cache   Translate Page      

The post MORE FOR nyakörv Portland piros 55 cm appeared first on Fressnapf.


          Patriot rally PORTLAND, OREGON November 17      Cache   Translate Page      
Forum: Events Posted By: refuse Post Time: 10-09-2018 at 07:56 PM
          Aberdeen man thought to be headed to Portland now reported missing      Cache   Translate Page      
Family members are looking for 32-year-old Andrew Aronson who was last seen Thursday with his kitten in a white 2005 Hyundai Elantra. 
          Madera de Pino Oregón      Cache   Translate Page      

vfpplogr

← Revisión anterior Revisión de 01:07 10 oct 2018
Línea 1: Línea 1:
installment loans <a href="https://installmentloan.us.org">installment loans online</a> low doc loans <a href=https://installmentloan.us.org>payday loans portland or</a>
+
installment loans online <a href="https://installmentloan.us.org">bad credit installment loans</a> installment loans for bad credit <a href=https://installmentloan.us.org>installment loans no credit check</a>

          Midday open thread: 'Nuns on a Bus' challenge GOP tax law; newspapers ignore or bury climate report      Cache   Translate Page      

27 days left until the midterm elections

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Supreme Court silver lining:

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Most leading U.S. newspapers failed to mention landmark U.N. climate change report. Media Matters scrutinized the top 50 U.S. newspapers between 9 AM and noon ET on Monday and found most did not mention on their website homepages the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sunday release of its report on the  devastating impacts of a global temperature increase of 1.5-degree Celsius (2.7-degree Fahrenheit) above the temperature of the pre-industrial era. Although The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune gave the report prominence, 28 of the 50 newspapers didn’t mention it at all on their homepages, and most of those that did only provided headlines:

Of [those 28] newspapers, 10 serve cities that are listed among the "25 U.S. Cities Most Affected by Climate Change" in a 2015 weather.com report: Baltimore, Buffalo, Columbus, Denver, Louisville, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, and St. Paul. [...]

The Miami Herald also did not mention the IPCC report on its homepage, though it did link to an article about how the risk of sea-level rise threatens real estate prices. Miami will be particularly affected by sea-level rise; a study published last year in the journal Nature concluded that rising seas as a result of climate change could cause more than 2.5 million Miami residents to flee the city.

Hurricane Michael headed for Florida as North Carolina prepares for heavy rains: The National Hurricane Center says Michael will come ashore as a Category 3 storm with winds of 120 mph around the Florida Panhandle Wednesday. The storm surge in low-lying areas of the state could reach 12 feet. Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency order for 26 counties and activated 500 members of the Florida national guard in preparation for the hurricane’s landfall. Michael is expected to track through Georgia and Carolinas. In North Carolina, still nowhere near being fully recovered from last month’s Hurricane Florence, officials are preparing for rains and gusty winds that could uproot trees and take out power lines.

MIDDAY TWEET

x

“South Park” episode featuring Mr. Hankey mocks Kavanaugh’s testimony.

Nuns on a Bus launch tour challenging Republican tax law: After a send-off in Santa Monica, California, by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Monday morning, the nuns began a 44-city, 21-state tour that will ultimately take them to Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s lavish Florida compound: 

The aim is to highlight economic inequality from the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which critics say benefits the highest-income households while ignoring middle and lower-income Americans.

In an interview, the group’s lead organization Sister Simone Campbell said, “We’re not against people benefitting. We’re all for everyone benefiting. But that’s everyone – not just a few.” [...]

“Right now, people are so hopeless, so angry, so separated, without vision. We’re presenting an alternative vision,” Campbell said.

Author explains how evangelical “purity culture” as a girl messed up her sex life as adult and that of countless other women.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: The Interpol case gets weird. But Russia & China have made things weird there for quite a while. More wrap-up on Kavanaugh, what Dems might do about it after the election & a Paula Writer pep talk on this rough patch. Breaking news: Nikki Haley's out.


          ID:137328 - Ezytrail Camper recall. K series, Albany Lincoln and Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
Follow this link to government site for recall details if you own one.

https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/browse-all-recalls?f%5B0%5D=field_accc_psa_product_category%3A4892



Wouldn’t like this failure to occur in a remote situation.
Cheers
Mike
[gi]161517[/gi]
Replies: 0 FollowUps: 0 Views: 51
          Enhanced Storage Management with Data Deduplication      Cache   Translate Page      

Date: Thursday, November 01, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour

Keeping up with today’s ever-growing storage demands is one of the IT administrator’s biggest challenges. According to IDC, data is doubling every year, and it will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. In this webcast, Michael Otey, senior contributing editor for IT Pro Today, will discuss some of today’s main storage challenges and the technologies that businesses use to address them.

We’ll also dig into deduplication which is one of the most powerful technologies for managing data growth. You’ll learn about the different types of deduplication solutions and the pros and cons of each approach.

Adrian Moir of Quest will show you how QoreStor 5.0’s software-defined secondary storage platform can help you solve these storage problems -- without expensive backup appliances. You’ll see how QoreStor’s advanced deduplication can reduce your backup and storage requirements by an average of 20:1, speeding up your backups as well as providing cloud integration.

Register Now!

If you have already registered, click here to access

Speakers:


Enhanced Storage Management with Data Deduplication
Michael Otey is a senior contributing editor for ITPro Today and is president of TECA a technical writing, content creation, software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael is a former SQL Server Microsoft MVP. He covers data center, SQL Server, windows Server, virtualization, hardware, storage, Azure, the hybrid cloud, systems management, VMware vSphere, containers, and PowerShell.
Enhanced Storage Management with Data Deduplication
Adrian Moir , Sr. Consultant, Product Management for Quest Data Protection.

With a background in electrical and electronic engineering, has over 30 years’ experience working in the IT industry throughout both corporate and channel based businesses. In recent years before Quest Software (formally Dell Software), architecting and delivering web centric digital asset management solutions for the pre-media market place. More recently, as the EMEA Pre-Sales Manager for the Dell Software Data protection team and EMEA Technical director for BakBone Software, ensuring delivery of presales activities throughout the region. Adrian currently works within the Data Protection product team at Quest and continues to drive the technology portfolio and work as a product evangelist.


          Katt Williams Being Sued By Portland Driver      Cache   Translate Page      
For such a little guy, comic Katt Williams seems to always find himself in big trouble. Well, he’s in that space again because the man who says he was assaulted by Williams last Friday in Portland is suing the funnyman for $76,000. His lawyer says the money is for his physical injuries and emotional distress. The alleged […]
          Local plan deadline extended after council admits problems with online site      Cache   Translate Page      
An extension of a week has been given for public comments on the Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset Local Plan review.
          11 Citations Issued During Tuesday #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on Burnside St (Photo)      Cache   Translate Page      
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 9:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Burnside Street from Interstate 405 to Southeast 12th Avenue.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw appropriate. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes. This area of Burnside Street includes bus stops, crosswalks and is heavily utilized by pedestrians and motorists.

During this traffic safety mission, 11 citations and three warnings were issued. Officers also offered traffic safety classes to eight motorists after they were stopped for a traffic violations.

The Traffic Division will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

###PPB###


Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779


Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204


          UPDATE #3: Suspect Identified in Early Morning SERT/CNT Call-Out in Portland's Hollywood Neighborhood (Photo)      Cache   Translate Page      
The suspect taken into custody by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) early this morning has been identified as 27-year-old Donnie Pradith.

Pradith was located and taken into custody inside a shed located on a property in the 1600 block of Northeast 40th Avenue.

During the investigation and search of the neighborhood, a police canine team located a firearm in the yard of a location near where the suspect was taken into custody. Officers believe the suspect was in possession of the firearm. Additionally, officers believe the suspect left the firearm behind while being sought by officers. The firearm was seized as evidence. (A photograph of the firearm is provided with this release.)

While officers searched for the suspect, an officer contacted the registered owner of the Toyota Camry the suspect was driving at the time of the crash. The officer learned the vehicle was stolen, but had not yet been reported as a stolen vehicle to law enforcement. As officers searched the Toyota Camry they located 300 Xanax pills and $800.00 in cash. Investigators believe the illegal drugs and cash were in the possession of the suspect. The illegal drugs and cash were seized as evidence. (A photograph of the illegal drugs and cash is provided with this release.)


Pradith was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver Causing Injury, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Burglary in the Second Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Investigators expect additional charges in relation to the drug investigation.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW####


Members with the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) have taken the suspect into custody.

Area roadways will be re-opened shortly. Residents in the area may leave their residences at this time.

The suspect's identity and charges will be provided once he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Members with the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) continue to search for a suspect in the 1600 block of Northeast 40th Avenue.

This investigation began on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 2:48 a.m. when a North Precinct officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on the driver of a 1994 Toyota Camry near Northeast 31st and Northeast Broadway. The officer attempted to stop the driver and vehicle after observing the driver perform a traffic violation. The driver of the Toyota failed to yield. The officer did not pursue the driver and the vehicle, but observed the vehicle crash shortly after attempting to stop the vehicle. The driver crashed the vehicle onto a small green space at the intersection of Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, and Northeast Broadway.

The officer responded to the crash scene, observed the driver run from the vehicle and located an injured adult male that had been run over at the time of the crash. A description of the suspect and his direction of travel was provided to responding officers. During the investigation, officers learned the suspect was likely armed with a handgun. As officers searched the area for the suspect, an area resident informed officers a man matching the suspect's description had ran onto his property and entered a shed on the property.

Because the suspect is believed to be armed and has barricaded himself inside a building the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to assist with the search for the suspect.

During this incident, community members are asked to stay away from the area of the search and any resident in the area should remain in their homes. At this time Northeast 41st Avenue and Northeast 40th Avenue are closed between Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 20's, 5'5" tall, 125 pounds, wearing all black, and likely armed with a handgun. Anyone who has information about this incident or observes someone matching the suspect's description should contact 9-1-1.

Based on initial information, officers believe the injured adult male was sleeping in the shrubbery when he was ran over by the driver of the Toyota. The injured man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

This release will be updated as the investigation continues.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the 1600 block of Northeast 40th Avenue regarding a suspect that barricaded himself in a residence that does not belong to the suspect.

Northeast 41st Avenue and Northeast 40th Avenue are closed between Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast Broadway during the investiagation. People should avoid the area at this time.

The PIO is responding to the scene. All responding media should stage at the Starbucks near Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

###PPB###


Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779


Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204


          Traffic #ALERT: Major Crash Team Investigation Underway on W Burnside St -- One Person Injured      Cache   Translate Page      
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 5:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a crash near Northwest 3rd Avenue and West Burnside Street on the report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a TriMet bus.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and located an adult female under the bus. The woman was suffering from what were believed to be serious injuries. Portland Fire and Rescue personnel extricated the woman from underneath the bus. The injured woman was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries.

Based on the injured woman's condition, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to lead the traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

At this time in the investigation no one on the bus has reported being injured as a result of this crash.

During this traffic crash investigation West Burnside Street will be closed between Northwest 2nd Avenue and Northwest 3rd Avenue. Motorists planning to use West Burnside Street should use alternate routes at this time.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

###PPB###


Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779


Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204


          Effect of Particle Size of Periclase on the Periclase Hydration and Expansion of Low-Heat Portland Cement Pastes      Cache   Translate Page      
In this paper, low-heat Portland cement (LHC) clinkers were prepared by calcining raw materials at 1350°C for 2.0 hours, 1400°C for 1.0 hour, 1400°C for 1.5 hours, 1400°C for 2.0 hours, 1450°C for 1.0 hour, and 1450°C for 2.0 hours. The clinkers were ground with gypsum to produce LHC. The particle size of periclase was analysed by BSEM. Expansion of LHC pastes due to hydration of periclase was measured. The hydration degree of periclase in LHC pastes was quantitatively determined by XRD internal standard method and BSEM. The results showed that the particle size of periclase was larger when clinkers were calcined at higher temperatures or for longer time. Smaller periclase (2.60 μm) in LHC pastes tended to hydrate faster. As a result, expansion of LHC pastes develops relatively faster. Smaller particle of periclase in clinker tends to result in higher hydration degree of periclase in pastes cured at 20°C for 240 days, and there is a small amount of brucite appearing around periclase. The hydration rate of 4.00 μm periclase particle in cement paste cured at 80°C is obviously faster than that in paste cured at 20°C and 40°C. When cement paste was cured at 80°C for 7 days, the periclase was hydrated for 32.56%. The smaller size periclase (1–3 μm) had fully hydrated when the curing age was 240 days, and a large amount of brucite was produced around the larger periclase particle.
          Help Wanted - Simple Simon's Pizza - Edmond, OK      Cache   Translate Page      
Now hiring at 17905 Portland Ave,...
From Job Spotter - Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:32:04 GMT - View all Edmond, OK jobs
          10/10/2018: It’s Hot: Comedian Katt Williams denies assault      Cache   Translate Page      
Comedian Katt Williams has pleaded not guilty in connection with an alleged assault on a hired driver at Portland International Airport. He had come to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out comedy improv show on Friday night. Williams is...
          Knute Buehler Must Return Dirty, Trump Money      Cache   Translate Page      
PR Release: 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date published: 
October 9, 2018
PR City: 
PORTLAND, Oregon
PR Contact: 

Contact: Andrew Gorry / press [at] dpo [dot] org / (503) 239-8634


          Business Analyst / Product Owner      Cache   Translate Page      
ME-South Portland, Business Analyst/Product Owner Possible contract to hire for right candidate: Business Systems Analyst: Analyzes complex business problems to be solved with automated systems. Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements. Configures system settings and options; plans and executes unit, integration a
          Map 1 – Narrow Deep Lots in East Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
Map showing areas in Eastern Portland proposed for minimum site frontage requirements and locations of narrow, deep lots.
PDF Document, 861kb
Category: October 9, 2018 Work Session
          Worksheet for the October 9 work session      Cache   Translate Page      
Worksheet for October 9 PSC work session decisions regarding East Portland proposals and minimum off-street parking requirements.
PDF Document, 1,127kb
Category: October 9, 2018 Work Session
          Staff Responses to PSC Questions (October 3, 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
PSC questions and staff responses for topics related to East Portland proposals and off-street parking requirements.
PDF Document, 802kb
Category: October 9, 2018 Work Session
          Staff Presentation to PSC (October 9, 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Presentation summarizing the East Portland and parking regulations work session topics.
PDF Document, 6,811kb
Category: October 9, 2018 Work Session
          ASSEMBLY PDX      Cache   Translate Page      
2520 SE 26TH AVE - COMMENTS DUE 11-9-18
PDF Document, 385kb
Category: Inner Southeast Portland (SEUL)
          Production Manager- Foreman, AR      Cache   Translate Page      
AR-Foreman, Job ID: 143542 Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us. We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across the Midwest, Texas and Western United States. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove bu
          Vincent Johnson becomes new Director of Portland Parks Golf      Cache   Translate Page      
Rose City native takes helm of popular, citywide program

          1829 NW Lovejoy St 505 (Robin Springer (VisualTour)) $295,000      Cache   Translate Page      
Gorgeous, light filled top floor corner unit with views galore in the newly up-to-date Royal Arms building. You'll love this SW facing unit with a large master bedroom with juliet balcony and huge master closet! Also features wood flooring, cathedral ceilings, stainless steel appliances, an updated bathroom and recent paint. This 1 is dialed! Walk score of 96 and close to the Pearl, NW 23rd and transit. Open Sun 1-3 PM.

          Antifa Protesters Block Portland Traffic, Nearly Start Riot      Cache   Translate Page      
none
          DAILY DEALS: Freebies!      Cache   Translate Page      
Save the Date by Annabeth Albert $ FREE From the Jacket Copy: Randall Young has one duty as his sister’s “man of honor”: to ensure she has the best wedding ever. That includes an epic bachelorette pub crawl, leading him to Portland’s most popular gay bar… and into Hunter Mitchell’s ... more >
          Jr. Project Manager - Liquid Development - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Jr.... $28,000 - $45,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 03:28:49 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Art Director - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best....
From Keywords Studios - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 23:25:43 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Lead Hard Surface Artist - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Lead Hard Surface Artist....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Technical Rigger - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Lead Character Artist - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Lead Character Artist....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Democrats lining up to consider challenging Susan Collins in 2020      Cache   Translate Page      

PORTLAND, Maine — She is not on the ballot this fall, yet the fight over Susan Collins' political future is already raging.

Interest in the Maine Republican senator's 2020 re-election has exploded in the days since she cast the deciding vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick — a vote that helped transform the balance of power on the nation's high court for a generation and suddenly complicates Collins' path to a fifth term.

Half a dozen Democratic prospects are openly considering running against the Republican political powerhouse, while an online fund has generated $3.6 million — and counting — for Collins' ultimate Democratic challenger. The would-be candidates include Susan Rice, who had been one of President Barack Obama's closest aides. Rice is not currently a Maine resident — she has family ties to the state — but would bring political celebrity that could make it difficult for the state's shallow bench of lesser-known Democrats to stand out.

The emergence of a crowded field in a Senate contest two years away underscores the extraordinary political moment triggered by the debate over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Fighting allegations of sexual misconduct from three decades ago, he won confirmation by a razor-thin margin on Saturday over the screaming objections of Democrats and women's groups in all corners of the nation.

Collins' Alaska colleague, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, was the lone Republican to oppose the nomination. Now, Alaska GOP officials are considering whether to seek a replacement or encourage her not to seek re-election as a Republican when her term expires in 2022.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, the lone Democrat to vote for Kavanaugh, faces a potential revolt from his own party's liberal base in his immediate re-election test in November. Manchin told The Associated Press last weekend that he followed Collins' lead.

"She had an opportunity to make history," said Maine Democrat Rosa Scarcelli, a businesswoman who previously ran for governor and is among Collins' many potential challengers. "I'm disappointed and angry."

Many Maine Democrats prefer that a woman take on Collins, although few, if any, enjoy the statewide notoriety and fundraising prowess needed to defeat New England's last remaining Republican senator.

Many may try.

The Democrats' prospect list is topped by Rep. Chellie Pingree, who Collins defeated once already, back in 2002.

Pingree's daughter, Hannah, who served as the youngest woman elected state house speaker before stepping away from politics, said she's waiting until after the midterms to decide on a Collins challenge.

"It's too soon to say what I might do," Hannah Pingree told the AP. "I have taken some time out of running for office to raise some young kids and they're getting a little older. It's not impossible."

Maine Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon also hinted at a potential run.

Gideon, who's often clashed with outgoing Republican Gov. Paul LePage, said she's focused on winning more Democratic seats in the Maine House for now. After November's midterm elections, however, she said she'd "be seriously considering how I can elevate the voices of people who deserve and demand to be heard and represented in DC."

Other potential prospects include former state house speaker Emily Cain, state attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills, and liberal activist Betsy Sweet.

Sweet said a big factor would be whether Collins, 65, decides to run at all. She said Maine needs "someone who's not entrenched in the old way of doing things."

"We need someone who's more transparent and more willing to actually meet and listen to the people of Maine," said Sweet, who acknowledged that she's also considering a run.

Three men, current Democratic Senate nominee Zak Ringelstein, state Rep. Seth Berry and Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling, said they're more interested in supporting a female candidate than running themselves.

"I have made it my personal mission to defeat Susan Collins," said Ringelstein, who said that he'd prefer to help a Collins' challenger as a U.S. senator but wouldn't rule out a second run in 2020 if he loses next month.

Berry is also open to a Senate bid. Strimling said he's is not.

"From my perspective we need a strong progressive woman to run, and that's who I'll be looking to support," Strimling said.

Rice is a wildcard. She first served Obama as his ambassador to the United Nations and then as his national security adviser. Obama was considering nominating Rice to lead the State Department during his second term, but she withdrew her nomination after she became embroiled in the controversy over American deaths at a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Collins was among the Republicans who said she was troubled by Rice's explanations for the deadly attack.

Rice's public interest in the Senate seat was met with a combination of skepticism and curiosity among energized Maine Democrats, who have tried and failed for much of the last three decades to defeat Collins.

The former Obama aide's connection to Maine has already emerged as a central issue. Rice, whose primary residence is in the Washington area, emphasized "long and deep" ties to Maine as she attacked Collins during a weekend appearance at the New Yorker Festival.

"I think she did a disservice to people in Maine who were counting on her. She has betrayed women across this country," Rice charged. She said she'd give a possible Senate bid "due consideration after the midterms."

Rice also said her family "goes back generations" in Maine and that she's owned a home in the state for the last 20 years.

Her maternal grandparents emigrated to Maine from Jamaica in the 1910s. Rice's grandfather, David Augustus Dickson, worked as a shipper, porter and janitor. Her grandmother, Mary Dickson, a maid and seamstress, was named Maine State Mother of the Year in 1950.

That same year, Rice's mother, Lois Dickson Rice, was valedictorian of Portland High School. Rice's great-uncles all graduated from Maine's Bowdoin College.

Rice's family once lived on Lafayette Street in Portland's Munjoy Hill neighborhood, once an immigrant enclave now home to an expensive rental market.

One neighborhood resident, Lisa Morris, said she was surprised to learn she lives on the same street that Rice's family once did.

"It would be pretty awesome to have a senator from Maine who was a woman of color," said the 55-year-old university policy analyst.

Not far away, 86-year-old Judy Halpert recalled walking to school with Rice's mother, whom she called a close friend.

Halpert doesn't like Collins "at all," and pointed to Rice's long roots in the state.

"She has a right to be a Mainer as well," she said. "I'd vote for her in a minute."

___

Peoples reported from New York. Pace reported from Washington.

Author(s): 

Articles

Blog Posts

c3e752a61dc24bfe995be9834f18482c.jpg

In this image from video provided by Senate TV, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine., speaks on the Senate floor about her vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kananaugh, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in the Capitol in Washington. Sen Shelly Capito, R-W.Va., sits rear left and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., sits right. (Senate TV via AP)
Source: 
AP
Freely Available: 
Disable AP title update: 

          The Saved, The Wilde & The Damned      Cache   Translate Page      

* Pray for the Saints: We remind our listeners of the plight of Pastor Andrew Brunson imprisoned in Turkey for his faith, and of the impending death sentence hanging over Christian Asia Bibi in Pakistan. Pray that their captors repent and that the fury and anger of God be spared from raining down upon their heads as just and eternal punishment for their evil.


* In the Navy: Hear Bob’s guest host Doug McBurney report on this year’s "Association of Trans Bodybuilders" competition, which a Navy “man” has won!


The IPCC Still exists? Despite having been exposed as a complete fraud in 2009, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is still around, and spewing ever more preposterous prognostications, proving that indeed the world, (or at least the U.N.) has truly gone mad!


* Temple of a Dog: A Methodist Church in New York City has defiled itself to a degree that would have the Church’s godly founder John Wesley spinning in his grave! Why modern Methodists would honor homosexual child molester Oscar Wilde with “The Temple of Oscar Wilde” is completely understandable. And the display is just too disgusting to describe in writing here. You’ll have to listen, (and try not to get physically ill...)


* ANTIFA Takes Given Portland: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has handed the city over to anarchists and deviants. Older white men beware.


* Lip-Service to Personhood: RE-publican legislators and pro-abort maniacs continued the annual ritual Kabuki dance upon the heads of innocent murdered children as both sides postured and fund-raised, while the blood of the innocent spilled upon their heads for all eternity.


* An Ambush They Didn’t Deserve: While the recent South Carolina shootout in which one police officer was killed and six wounded appears to have garnered just a collective yawn from a population inured to bloodshed, your host expresses his shock at the massacre and the way the killer was alerted that the police were coming!


* “Experiencing” Typhus: That’s right, typhus! And not in Guatemala, but in downtown Los Angeles where derelicts are allowed to “experience” whatever they want, including “homelessness”, and the vectoring of communicable diseases.


* Google+ Shutting Down: If you had thought Google+ had already shut down years ago, you were incorrect. But now a data breach has caused someone to notice that the app was still running somewhere, and it’s being mercifully turned off.


           Comment on How Moderates Can Transform American Politics, Part 1: Finding Common Ground by dhlii       Cache   Translate Page      
I presume that you think Trump is responsible for the violence and anarchy in portland over the past several months. I guess that Trump is also responsible for the fact that the largest single reason that gets someone onto the "exhonerated list" having spent decades in prison are false allegations of rape usually disproven by DNA. I told you my wife's personal story. I have also told you that she is a public defender doing criminal appeals. Over several decades she has been directly involved in two cases on the exhonerated list. In one instance she noted a newspaper story about a recently arrested serial rapist whose MO sounded remarkably like that of one of her past clients. She called the same detective that investigated her own case 35 years ago, and he looked into it, and the serial rapist confessed and they were able to match DNA and her former client was released. In that case within a few days of the assault the victim identified the wrong person. The world is not perfect - get over it. Get past pretending it is. We do not get all the answers. Everything is not knowable. Oh, and I understand that Hillary tells us that - her husband's accusers are different - all women must be beleiived - except them. The left is over their head in hypocracy.
          Regence Care Management Nurse ($3,000 Sign on Bonus!) - Cambia Health - Burlington, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Overview Care Management Nurse Regence BlueShield Burlington, WA; Tacoma, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; Portland, OR; Lewiston, ID $3,000 sign on bonus...
From Cambia Health - Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:46:54 GMT - View all Burlington, WA jobs
          Katt Williams’s Team Reportedly Picked The Emmys Over A Court Date, Resulting In Williams Current Warrant      Cache   Translate Page      

As of now, Katt Williams is currently being held in a Portland jail after he … More

The post Katt Williams’s Team Reportedly Picked The Emmys Over A Court Date, Resulting In Williams Current Warrant appeared first on ComedyHype.Com | Comedy Network.


          11 Citations Issued During Tuesday #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on Burnside St (Photo)      Cache   Translate Page      
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 9:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Burnside Street from Interstate 405 to Southeast 12th Avenue.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw appropriate. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes. This area of Burnside Street includes bus stops, crosswalks and is heavily utilized by pedestrians and motorists.

During this traffic safety mission, 11 citations and three warnings were issued. Officers also offered traffic safety classes to eight motorists after they were stopped for a traffic violations.

The Traffic Division will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

###PPB###


          UPDATE: Victim Identified In Sunday Night Homicide Investigation (Photo)      Cache   Translate Page      
The victim located by officers Sunday evening in the 4000 block of Southeast 94th Avenue after they responded to the area on the report of gunfire has been identified as 21-year-old Izryl T. Johnson of Portland.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Izryl Johnson died as a result of homicidal violence.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this homicide. Anyone with information about the investigation should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 11:47 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 4000 block of Southeast 94th Avenue on the report of multiple people hearing gunfire.

When officers arrived in the area of the reported gunfire they located an injured adult male lying in the street. Officers provided the man with emergency first aid until emergency medical responders arrived at the scene. As emergency medical personnel provided the man medical treatment they determined he was deceased.

Officers searched the area for any suspects involved in this shooting and at this time no suspects have been located.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensics Evidence Division have also responded to assist with the investigation. Members with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have also responded to investigate this death.

It is early in the investigation and at this time there is no additional information to provide the public. Additional information will be released as it is gathered and deemed appropriate for release by detectives and members of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

The identity of the victim and the manner and/or cause of his death will be released after the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has performed an autopsy and the victim's next of kin notified.

Based on preliminary information there does not appear to be a danger to the community in relation to this investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail at 503-823-0479.

The Police Bureau's Public Information Officer is not responding to the scene.

###PPB###


          Comment on New lawsuit challenges no-fly orders by Another round in 9th Circuit fight over “No-Fly” orders | Papers, Please!      Cache   Translate Page      
[…] A 3-judge panel of the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals heard arguments today in Portland, Oregon, in Kariye v. Sessions, the third and latest round of appeals to the 9th Circuit in a challenge to US government “No-Fly” orders that was filed in 2010 as Latif v. Holder. […]
          Regence Care Management Nurse ($3,000 Sign on Bonus!) - Cambia Health - Burlington, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Overview Care Management Nurse Regence BlueShield Burlington, WA; Tacoma, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; Portland, OR; Lewiston, ID $3,000 sign on bonus...
From Cambia Health - Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:46:54 GMT - View all Burlington, WA jobs
          Portland ANTIFA Attacks Elderly Man      Cache   Translate Page      

Have you noticed these ANTIFA snowflakes perform these actions in large cities?

The post Portland ANTIFA Attacks Elderly Man appeared first on WayneDupree.com.


          Re: Won't someone please think of Helen Lovejoy?      Cache   Translate Page      

Well, obviously, she's not sleeping; she's lying awake, thinking mean thoughts about you. That's cool. Watch how HRH Meghan Markle handles her madly obsessed half-sister Samantha. MM goes right on wearing fabulous clothes, hobnobbing with friends and the famous, living her best life, and saying absolutely nothing to her tormentors. You should, too, or whatever makes you happy. Dude -- smile and wave at the misbegotten. You are free at last-- enjoy it.


Posted by cassie mae
          Re: Seattle's Deepening Car Ideology Results in Tacoma Beating It to the Electric Scooter      Cache   Translate Page      

@15 as someone who helped make bike share a reality in San Francisco, bull-ass-shit. Urban Progressives supported it like crazy.


Posted by Sportlandia
          Re: Anonymous UW Students Publish Rape Accusations Online. What Could Go Wrong?      Cache   Translate Page      

@40 please think about the implications of your words a little harder. By your standard, there's no reason rape should be a crime. It's a penis and a vagina just like jail is a home. What do you think should count as material harm? Physical trauma? most people accept that. Emotional/Psychological trauma? You argue above that it essentially doesn't exist. You have no problem thinking that (for eg) Blasey Ford's life was ruined (so ruined that, after the events that happened after the assault at age 15, she was merely able to earn a doctorate and two masters degree and have two children over the course of a 16-year marriage)... so when you hear Blasey Ford's testimony, you are thinking that nothing bad happened and there's nothing to correct or punish.

These are your arguments, Xina.

You're a bleeding heart liberal who doesn't believe emotional pain is real and doesn't care about the suffering of others. Get that horseshoe tattooed on your damn forehead.


Posted by Sportlandia
          Office Aide - Lazarus Naturals - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Lazarus Naturals *is hiring an Office Aide. We are a small, rapidly growing hemp-based CBD company so this is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking for a... $13 - $15 an hour
From Indeed - Wed, 03 Oct 2018 21:23:38 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Chief Financial Officer - Lazarus Naturals - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Lazarus Naturals is currently hiring for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Our company’s mission is to bring high quality and affordable hemp based CBD... $100,000 - $180,000 a year
From Lazarus Naturals - Tue, 24 Jul 2018 12:18:39 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          SQLSaturday Oregon      Cache   Translate Page      

I will be delivering a full day pre-con session called Migrating to SQL Server 2017 on November 2, 2018 in Portland, OR. Here is the abstract: How do you design and implement a safe and successful migration from an older version of SQL Server to SQL Server 2017 with no data loss and virtually no […]

The post SQLSaturday Oregon appeared first on Glenn Berry.


          Offer - WEB SERVICES - Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
Thank you for viewing our adWe are web service specialists that deal with all manner of online work. Here is a list of our services> Web development> Web portal development> eCommerce application development> Content Management System (CMS)> Redesigning Social Media Pages> Customized business software development> Social Media App Development> CSS, JavaScript, Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress> Social Media Management> Facebook Advertising> Seo Services> Lead GenerationAnd more! Send us an email so we can discuss your requirementstcjwebserv@gmail.comThanks!
          Testimony in police shooting reveals chaotic scene      Cache   Translate Page      
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Grand jury testimony released by a district attorney Tuesday into the fatal shooting by university police of a black man during a brawl outside a Portland, Oregon, bar describes a chaotic scene in which the two officers had to make a split-second decision when they saw a pistol in the man's hand. The grand jury ruled on Sept. 13 that Portland State University Officers James Dewey and Shawn McKenzie should not face criminal charges in the June 29 shooting of Jason Erik Washington, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The 415 pages of grand jury testimony for the first time reveal the greatest details about the shooting that shook Portland and led to campus protests.
          Clackamas County deputies help save unresponsive newborn      Cache   Translate Page      

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three Oregon deputies visited the 2-week-old girl who her parents say they helped save after she stopped breathing. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports newborn Audrey Harmon became pale and unresponsive at a photography studio outside Portland on Sept. 30. Her father Kaylob Harmon tried to start infant CPR as her mother Jessie Siefer […]
          Police identify man killed in southeast Portland shooting      Cache   Translate Page      

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have identified the 21-year-old man killed in a shooting in southeast Portland. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Izryl Johnson was found shot on Southeast 94th Avenue on Sunday night and later died at the scene. Portland police say no suspects were found at the scene. It’s not immediately clear what precipitated the […]
          Data Strategy & Operations Manager - Portland General Electric - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Business Enterprise Knowledge. Excellent business acumen and interpersonal skills; Ensure that business reports derived from controlled data are consistent and...
From Portland General Electric - Mon, 01 Oct 2018 19:16:23 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          How Katt William’s Team is Responsible For His Recent Arrest in Portland Because They Took Him to the Emmys      Cache   Translate Page      
How Katt William’s Team is Responsible For His Recent Arrest in Portland Because They Took Him to the Emmys

          6 bedroom house 6 Bed, Portland Road, NG7      Cache   Translate Page      
2574
£99pppw excluding bills - 6 Bed Student Property for 2019/20 £99pppw excluding bills - 6 Bed Student Property for 2019/20 This stunning six bedroom property is located on Portland Road, just minutes walk away from NTU City Campus. The property...
6 rooms
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:29:48 -0400
          7 Glimpses Into The Social Decay That Is Voraciously Eating Away At The Fabric Of America      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Michael Snyder via The American Dream blog,

Everyone agrees that America is not the same place that it once was. 

Our society is undergoing a fundamental transformation that is absolutely breathtaking, and some of the changes have been positive.  But many would argue that most of the changes have been negative, and the truth is that we can see evidence of this all around us.  Wikipedia defines social decay as “the tendency for society to decline or disintegrate over time, perhaps due to the lapse or breakdown of traditional social support systems.” 

As a society, we are more disconnected from one another than we have ever been before, and perhaps this is one of the big reasons why so much anger and hatred are growing all around usAt this point, a large portion of the population doesn’t even seem to possess a basic level of empathy and compassion for their fellow citizens, and that has frightening implications for the future of our nation.

Because we are so disconnected from one another, it is very easy for each of us to get intensely focused on the details of our own daily lives.

But when we step back and take a broader view of things, the extent to which our society has deteriorated is quite stunning.

Today, I would like to share with you 7 glimpses into the social decay that is voraciously eating away at the fabric of our country…

#1 Long Island – Gang activity is spreading like wildfire all over America.  On Long Island, some homeowners in the Hamptons are actually installing “panic rooms” in their homes as MS-13 continues to move east on Long Island

Wealthy Hamptons homeowners are securing their homes by installing luxury panic rooms to protect themselves from the dangerous MS-13 gang that has plagued Suffolk County.

Billionaire Gristedes supermarket mogul, John Catsimatidis, told the New York Post ‘I sleep with a gun underneath my pillow: a Walther PPK/S, the same one James Bond carried.’

‘[My wife] Margo prefers a shotgun. Although, once, she thought she heard something, got the shotgun out and shot through the door,’ he added.

#2 South Fulton County, Georgia – Law enforcement authorities recently discovered “more than 10 decapitated goats” in and around the Chattahoochee River.  Needless to say, this completely shocked the residents of South Fulton County

Officials say they found more than 10 decapitated goatsin and around the Chattahoochee River.

Channel 2’s Tom Jones was in South Fulton County, where the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper found the headless animals floating down the river near the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive bridge.

#3 Baltimore, Maryland – The opioid crisis in America has never been worse than it is right now.  As a result, many babies are addicted to the drugs the moment that they are born.  In the city of Baltimore, approximately one out of every four babies is born as an opioid addict…

Every 15 minutes, a baby is born dependent on opioids. In Baltimore, doctors at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital say babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — a set of conditions caused by withdrawal from exposure to drugs — now account for 25% of the hospital’s admissions.

#4 Birmingham, Alabama – Nowhere is social decay more evident than among our young people.  Not too long ago, a wild brawl in Birmingham involving approximately 30 teens made national headlines

One of the gang appears to be brandishing a machete as he strikes the victim.

West Midlands Police confirmed three people sustained stab injuries and were taken to hospital.

Witnesses claimed there were “about 30” youngsters “aged around 16” involved in the incident.

#5 Auburn, Washington – Do you remember what I said earlier about many Americans lacking basic empathy and compassion?  Well, an incident that just happened in Auburn, Washington is a perfect example of that.  It all started when a convenience store clerk confronted a pair of potential thieves

The horrific incident occurred in Auburn, Washington Saturday, when two teenagers and an adult male got into an argument with a Shell station attendant who said the pair owed money for two pepperoni sticks that had arrogantly helped themselves to. After walking around the counter and confronting the group, clerk Zarif Kelada suddenly staggered forward and collided with a water bottle stand before collapsing to the ground.

Instead of helping the clerk, the two boys decided that it was a great opportunity to rob the store.  As one of the boys was leaving, he even ripped a dollar bill out of the dying clerk’s hand

Instead of physically helping the clerk, or at the very least calling 911, the two boys seize their opportunity and pounced on the unmanned checkout. The man chose not to participate in the robbery, but also failed to signal for help – he simply strolled out the door, leaving Zarif dying on the ground. After stealing cigarettes and over $150 from the register, one of the boys committed a final act of defiance, ripping a dollar bill out of Kelada’s hand as he lay on the ground, struggling for air.

You can see video of this robbery right here.  If this is what the future of America looks like, we are all in really big trouble.

#6 Portland, Oregon – Just recently, Antifa took over the streets of downtown Portland and actually started directing traffic.  Portland police monitored them the entire time, but they refused to intervene.  When one extremely frightened elderly man refused to follow Antifa’s directions, they attacked his vehicle, causing $3,000 in damage

Video captured by Brandon Farley shows the driver inching forward, getting clear and driving away quickly. He stopped less than a block away, got out, looked at the damage to his car quickly, then got back in as protesters arrived and again began hitting his car.

The driver, who spoke with KOIN 6 News but did not want to go on-camera, said he got out of his car earlier and asked protesters to move. But, he said, they grabbed him. He got back into the car, which is when they began beating on his car and smashed his driver’s side window.

The person in front of the car was trying to lift up the front end as the driver was trying to get out of the area.

The driver said there is $3000 damage to his car. He called the police to file a report after he left the area, which police confirmed.

#7 San Francisco, California – One of the wealthiest cities in America has also become a cesspool of crime, drugs and human feces.  An Inside Edition news crew went down to one of the worst parts of San Francisco to report on the crime wave, but while they did that their own vehicle was broken into and “thousands of dollars worth of equipment” was stolen

While the crew was interviewing the man captured on camera in the initial theft, their actual crew car was broken into via the “smash and grab” method, leaving “thousands of dollars worth of equipment” stolen.

According to the San Francisco Chroniclemore than 31,000 people reported “smash and grab” robberiesin the city in 2017 alone.

If 31,000 people reported “smash and grab” robberies in San Francisco last year, how many more went unreported to the police?

What in the world is happening to us?  America was once “the shining city on a hill” that the rest of the world admired, but now the only example we are is a bad one.

It doesn’t have to be this way, but we have got to be willing to go back to the values and the principles that made our country so great in the first place.

If we continue down the path that we are currently on, how do we possibly expect to have any sort of a positive future as a nation?

Change is desperately needed, but unfortunately real change does not appear to be anywhere on the horizon at this point…


          Most Of America Is NOT Participating In The Hysterical Rage You See On The News      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog,

If you were to read about the United States of America from someplace else, you’d probably think it was a nation full of people who are gearing up to go to war. Anyone would think the same thing from what they saw in the media. You would see hysterical rage fueling terrible acts. You’d see the intense hatred between people who belong to different political parties. You’d believe this is nationwide.

But it’s not. Sure, there’s some tension if you talk politics, but in most places, it isn’t crazy in a life-threatening kind of way. Mostly, it’s pretty friendly.

But this isn’t the America of the media.

When I went through the news today to search for a writing topic, it was like being hit with a wall of despair. Parts of the country are truly in bad shape. The venomous hatred is like nothing I’ve ever seen in this nation.

There are absolutely pockets of rage – violent enclaves studded with people who are nothing more than domestic terrorists. Full-on fascists who unironically call themselves anti-fascists.

In Portland yesterday, some people in masks (and some who brazenly went without them) took over a major intersection and “directed” traffic, shouting obscenities and racial slurs toward white drivers. An elderly man became fearful and drove through them. They chased him down and began striking his vehicle with batons and rocks. AN OLD MAN. They were within minutes of beating him, according to reports. Meanwhile, the police “monitored” the situation from a distance, allowing the mob free reign. (Read more at Zero Hedge.) Near Portland, arsonists actually set fire to a truck bearing a couple of pro-Trump stickers.

In Kentucky, Senator Rand Paul’s wife sleeps with a gun. Fear is now a constant companion for her. She wrote an open letter to Senator Corey Booker that was published on CNN, calling him out for urging people to “get up in Congresspeoples’ faces.” Booker isn’t the only member of Congress who is inciting violence, either. Judicial Watch has filed an ethics complaint against Representative Maxine Waters for “inciting violence and assaults on the Trump Cabinet.”

It goes on and on. writer for The Late Show tweeted “I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life.” A special education teacher in Minneapolis tweeted, “So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?” An executive from Google tweeted, “You are finished, @GOP. You polished the final nail for your own coffins. F–K. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL.” And these are just this week. Wow, and we thought Trump’s tweets were a bit over the top.

Lest it seem one-sided, there’s a whole language that angry conservatives use to insult liberals on Twitter. Twitter is a verbal war zone and there aren’t a lot of people taking the high road there.

Over the past year, we’ve seen violence at a Unite the Right rallies, notably the one in Charlottesville, Virginia that left a woman dead when a car drove into a crowd.

It’s impossible to find truly unbiased links for all of these and that leads me to my point.

It isn’t like this in everyday America. The media is painting an ugly picture and putting that picture everywhere so it seems like this is our reality.

It’s not.

Rage is not the reality for most of us.

Here’s the America I’ve seen.

A couple of days ago, my neighbors were grilling and we chit-chatted over the fence. They shared some delicious southern barbecue with us, and I passed on some of the last, delicious late tomatoes to them. They had a Hillary Clinton sign in their yard when we moved in, but they still caught our dog Bella and brought her home when she escaped over the fence for a little walkabout.

We helped the neighbors on the other side of our house when the husband had a heart attack last year. We couldn’t do much, but we went over while they were waiting for the ambulance and took care of their pets during the hospital stay. Later, the wife brought us a cake.  I have no idea for whom they voted and I don’t care. It was a delicious cake.

My landlady has bumper stickers all over her car with which I disagree. Some of them make me cringe internally, but I don’t feel obligated to point out her errors in critical thinking. I gave her a nice plant to thank her for letting us move in and she gave us a couple of pumpkins for the front porch. She brings dog biscuits for our pets every time she swings by to do a repair or collect the rent.

When I was in California, I was a part of the warmest network of homesteaders you can imagine. When there were wildfires, they opened up their fields and barns to others fleeing the flames with their livestock. We got together monthly to learn new skills and all “paid” the teacher with a homemade or homegrown goodie. When one homesteader broke her leg, we all took turns looking after her livestock until she recovered.

This is the America that I see. Neighbors being kind to neighbors. Communities that care about one another. People who don’t want to participate in the hysterical rage that we’re seeing all over the media.

I see an America that pulls together.

In times of trouble, our communities are there for one another. We do this without government intervention and media urging.

There’s the Cajun Navy, which formed after a bunch of guys who fish and hunt banded together and then went and rescued people who needed rescuing. There are the people in Hawaii who saw that the government wasn’t doing anything to help people displaced by a volcano, so they stepped in and built a tiny house community for their homeless neighbors.

There was the guy in Puerto Rico who bought a utility truck with his neighbors and restored power to their neighborhood himself. After Hurricane Harvey in Texas, there were stories of community that would melt even the coldest heart. And remember how practically the whole internet stepped in to support the woman who got in trouble for rescuing abandoned dogs and cats after Hurricane Florence?

We can and do pull together during hard times. And when those hard times happen, it doesn’t matter who somebody voted for or what they said on Twitter. That rage doesn’t matter anymore.

A few ways to have a less outraged day

First of all, I refuse to connect with any of my neighbors on social media. I won’t look up old friends there either. I just don’t need to know their deeply held political convictions that may or may not be ridiculous enough that I’d feel differently about them.

I know how kindly they treat stray cats. I know they share the extra apples from their tree with the rest of us. I know how cute the kitchen is of the woman with the apple tree because I spent a pleasant afternoon in there teaching her how to can applesauce. These are the things that matter.

I only use social media for business purposes, to help people who want to be better prepared, and to tell funny stories or share pictures of my cat, if I’m being honest. I can’t be bothered to get into arguments on there. When in history has anyone ever totally reversed their deeply held opinion on anything because someone on Facebook ALL-CAPPED the “truth” at them?

I don’t talk about politics and religion. Remember the days when this was the norm? When it was considered discourteous, particularly at the dinner table or at family functions? It was absolutely not done at the workplace either. Maybe instead of avoiding the topics, we should have learned to have these discussions civilly, but that ship has sailed. It’s now truly impossible for most people.

Over in my Facebook group, these topics are completely off-limits too. People get a warning when they post something political, and then if they continue to do so, they’re out of the group. That’s because we’re a community. We learn from each other and we celebrate our similarities. The hot-button issues don’t add to our conversations. Instead, they make people angry. Insults start to fly. People leave – good people. We don’t need that stuff. We need the exchange of information.

I believe these topics that will cause nothing but strife and alienation should be pushed back into places where they’re appropriate instead of front and center of all media publications, all social events, all online forums. Is the fact that I’m neither a Republican nor a Democrat really pertinent to my ability to teach you how to prepare for a power outage? Do my stepfather’s deeply held beliefs – ones with which I strongly disagree – actually change the fact that he is a wonderful, generous soul? Of course not. I focus on his kindness, not his cringe-worthy opinions. I know that arguing with him would be pointless – he’s not going to change his mind. And I like having a pleasant relationship with him.

These opinions we’re all so currently worked about?

They’re mere asides, personal tastes, like preferring whiskey instead of vodka over the ice in your highball glass.

These political arguments?

They don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

If the SHTF tomorrow, you’d no longer care who the people surrounding you voted for in some rigged election. (I’m not talking about Russians. I’m talking about the fact that our entire system is corrupted.)

You would care about whether you could trust them to have your back. You’d care about whether they were willing to trade their eggs for your tomatoes. You’d care about how you could work together to keep your families safer.

Stop letting social media draw you into fights that are not your fights. It isn’t your responsibility to tell someone they’re wrong.

Stop letting the media make you feel like you’re under siege. While there are definitely some pockets of political violence here in the US, these pockets do not represent the majority of us.

Stop taking part in the rage

Sure, you can personally dislike things done by the President or by some member of Congress on the “other side of the aisle.” But stop thinking each one is a personal attack. These are just politicians politicking.

And they’re really be politicking in the next little while. They want to stir us all up into a frenzy as they try to motivate people to get out there and vote to put their corrupt heinies back in their comfortable seats on Capitol Hill. “It’s the most important election of our lifetime,” they’ll say.

Yeah. Just like the last election and the election before that.

Just like this recent clusterf*ck of a SCOTUS confirmation and the SCOTUS nomination before that.

They  – the politicians, the media, the rich people pulling the strings, and industries like Big Tech and Big Pharm – want us at each other’s throats. It supports them. It confirms the veracity of their whims. It puts money in their pockets and power in their hands. Divided we fall and these are the people who want that to happen.

Every single one of us is being manipulated. We’re being turned against one another. We are being ripped apart for the benefit of those who love power.

It doesn’t have to be like this.

We are better than this.


          Help Wanted - Simple Simon's Pizza - Edmond, OK      Cache   Translate Page      
Now hiring at 17905 Portland Ave,...
From Job Spotter - Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:32:04 GMT - View all Edmond, OK jobs
          Construction Project Manager In Training - Portland Glass - Nashua, NH      Cache   Translate Page      
Procure and schedule fabrication release package, include manpower requirement. Take necessary preparation steps to ensure project runs smoothly, such as but...
From Portland Glass - Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:39:44 GMT - View all Nashua, NH jobs
          Store Operations Analyst, Workforce Management/System Administrator      Cache   Translate Page      
Adidas - Portland, OR - our US Retail business including but not limited to workforce management, workload planning, and customer service. Support process execution in-stores...
          Hauth, Marie A.      Cache   Translate Page      
Marie A. Hauth May 10, 1930 - Oct. 5, 2018 Marie Anne Hauth passed from this life peacefully, surrounded by her family, Oct. 5, 2018 in Portland,...
          Zive, Dana      Cache   Translate Page      
Dana Zive July 26, 1976 - Sept. 30, 2018 Dana Mary Zive died Sept. 30, 2018 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland, after...
          Weather For Portland - 10/10/2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Portland, ME
Last Updated on Oct 10 2018, 3:51 am EDT

  • Fair 68.0 F (20.0 C)
  • Wind: Southwest at 6.9 MPH (6 KT)
  • Dew Point: 66.0 F (18.9 C)
  • Pressure: 30.03
  • Humidity: 93%

5 Day Forecast

  • 2018-10-09: Partly Sunny 62º/69º
  • 2018-10-10: Chance Rain Showers 53º/76º
  • 2018-10-11: Rain 53º/62º
  • 2018-10-12: Partly Sunny 44º/60º
  • 2018-10-13: Mostly Sunny 40º/53º

          The Erick Erickson Show 10-08-18      Cache   Translate Page      
Tonight on the show the Democrats reaction to losing the Kavanaugh fight, Stacey Abrams record on human trafficking, Trump was correct about paid protesters and Antifa has taken over sections of Portland.
          Sebastian Telfair Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page      

Sebastian Telfair was born on 9 June 1985, in Brooklyn, New York City USA and is a professional basketball player, best known as playing for the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) team, the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. He previously played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with various teams such as the Portland Trail Blazers. All of …

The post Sebastian Telfair Net Worth appeared first on Net Worth Post.


          10/10/2018: Business: GPE sells Oxford Circus office and retail building      Cache   Translate Page      
Great Portland Estates has sold its mixed-use office and retail building in Oxford Circus for £38.5m. The firm, which develops properties in central London, said it sold the development at 27/35 Mortimer Street to Orchard Street Investment Management...
          Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning - TJ YORK & ASSOCIATES - Jackson, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
*Job Title: * Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning *Location: * Portland, Oregon *Director of Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning /...
From Indeed - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:48:39 GMT - View all Jackson, WY jobs
          Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning - TJ YORK & ASSOCIATES - Jackson Hole, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
*Job Title: * Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning *Location: * Portland, Oregon *Director of Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning /...
From Indeed - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:32:22 GMT - View all Jackson Hole, WY jobs
          Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning - TJ YORK & ASSOCIATES - Laramie, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
*Job Title: * Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning *Location: * Portland, Oregon *Director of Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning /...
From Indeed - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:48:39 GMT - View all Laramie, WY jobs
          Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning - TJ YORK & ASSOCIATES - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
*Job Title: * Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning *Location: * Portland, Oregon *Director of Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning /...
From Indeed - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:48:39 GMT - View all Cheyenne, WY jobs
          1829 NW Lovejoy St 505 (Robin Springer (VisualTour)) $295,000      Cache   Translate Page      
Gorgeous, light filled top floor corner unit with views galore in the newly up-to-date Royal Arms building. You'll love this SW facing unit with a large master bedroom with juliet balcony and huge master closet! Also features wood flooring, cathedral ceilings, stainless steel appliances, an updated bathroom and recent paint. This 1 is dialed! Walk score of 96 and close to the Pearl, NW 23rd and transit. Open Sun 1-3 PM.

          Moscow Death Brigade: Boltcutter Tour PtII, Ep 2      Cache   Translate Page      


Moscow Death Brigade

Publicat pe 9 oct. 2018
Al doilea raport video de la MDT Boltcutter Euro Tour Partea a II-a: vizionați MDB și The Crocodile distrug cariera în Bratislava, Budweis, Wein, München și Kranj!

10.10 Bruxelles - Magasin4 (BE)
11.10 Dusseldorf / Linke centru (DE)
12.10 Bremen - Lagerhaus (Germania)
13.10 Potsdam - Arhivă (DE)
Marea Britanie și Irlanda:
08.11 Londra - New Cross Inn
09.11 Bristol - Barul Attic
10.11 Cambridge - Portland Arms
11.11 Warrington - Casa veche a orașului
12.11 Barul de la Bulevardul Henry's din Edinburgh
13.11 Belfast - Voodoo Lounge
14.11 Dublin - Fibber Magees

          Jr. Project Manager - Liquid Development - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Jr.... $28,000 - $45,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 03:28:49 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Art Director - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best....
From Keywords Studios - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 23:25:43 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Lead Hard Surface Artist - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Lead Hard Surface Artist....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Technical Rigger - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Lead Character Artist - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Lead Character Artist....
From Keywords Studios - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:16:25 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          overall angered by Victor lack cheap jerseys      Cache   Translate Page      
Weaknesses: There’s no disputing Buckner’s effort and tenacity as a blue-collar rusher, but he is a high-leverage player prone to lengthy droughts as a sack artist. Magic at Jazz was Portland on Friday with Serge Ibaka questionable. We also took important steps on health and safety, including approving new rules prohibiting the “leaper” block attempt […]
          Curated Diversity in Chicago      Cache   Translate Page      

I came across a very intriguing premise several months ago that's stuck with me ever since. I think I've had a subconscious acknowledgement of it for some time, perhaps years, but it was only when reading an interview in the Atlantic with New York Times investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones about school segregation that the notion clicked. The interview was conducted with The Atlantic's editor-in-chief Jeffery Goldberg, and offered a revealing and enlightening view of how segregation works today:

"Goldberg: What do you call “curated diversity”?

Hannah-Jones: I never talk about school inequality in terms of “diversity” because I think it’s a useless word. I think it’s a word that white people love. When I say “curated diversity,” it means white parents like a type of diversity so they’ll still be the majority and there won’t be too many black kids.

White Americans, in general, are willing to accept about the ratio of black Americans at large: 10 to 15 percent.

Goldberg: But you get into the 20s...

Hannah-Jones: When you get into the 20s, white folks start to exaggerate how large the percentage is. So in New York City, one of the most segregated school systems in the country, if you’re a white parent in the public schools, you don’t want all-white schools.

Goldberg: Because you’re a liberal?

Hannah-Jones: Yeah. But what you want is a majority-white school with a small number of black kids and a good number of Latino, a good number of Asian. That makes you feel very good about yourself because you feel like your child is getting this beautiful integrated experience. The problem is that the public schools in New York City are 70 percent black and Latino. So, for you to have your beautiful diversity, that means that most black and Latino kids get absolutely none.

The tolerance for increasing particularly the percentage of black kids is very low, and even lower if those black kids are poor. No white parents in New York City mind having my kid in their school because they feel like I’m on their level. But if you get too many of kids like mine who are black but poor, there’s very little tolerance."

What I'm finding is that in many cities, especially in Chicago where I am, there's a real desire to curate the diversity of the city. And the result is that it leads to widely varying views on actual diversity, and ultimately on economic and social inequality and mobility.

How so? Let's use Chicago as an example. In 1970 Chicago had a population of just under 3.4 million people. The Great Migration that brought hundreds of thousands of African-Americans to the city had essentially come to a close, and the wave of Latino growth driven by Mexican in-migation had yet to fully start. Chicago's demographic breakdown at the time fell approximately in this way:

White: 58.2%
Black: 32.7%
Latino: 7.3%
Asian: 0.9%
Other: 0.7%

In Chicago, as in many cities, you'd never find a geographic unit of any type that had the kind of demographic breakdown seen above. Most census tracts, neighborhoods, community areas, zip codes -- whatever unit of geography -- are overwhelmingly one group or another.

I borrowed a map from the DePaul University Institute of Housing Studies to illustrate this point. I colored in Chicago Community Areas (CCAs, which are the city's long-standing community units for small area data collection) by their concentration of white or minority population. Here, green CCAs had a population that was 80 percent or more white in 1970, blue CCAs had a population that was 80 percent or more minority in 1970 (in this case, black, Latino, Asian and "other"), and purple CCAs had a population that was between 20 percent and 80 percent white:









































By 2015, the demographic characteristics of Chicago shifted dramatically. Overall the city's population dropped by almost 650,000 people, roughly equivalent to the current population of Portland, OR, or Memphis, TN. But decades of white population loss, enormous Latino population growth, substantial Asian population growth and moderate black population loss have created a very different demographic profile:

White: 32.2%
Black: 29.1%
Latino: 30.9%
Asian: 5.9%
Other: 1.9%

And here's a map of how concentrations of white and non-white populations, using the same categories as the 1970 map, are distributed in 2015:








































My guess is that many readers look at this and see the loss of green areas and the increase in purple areas and interpret the change as progress; a more integrated Chicago. Indeed, in 1970, 39 of Chicago's 77 CCAs had a white population in excess of 80 percent. Twenty-one CCAs fell into the middle category (20%-80% white), and 17 had minority populations in excess of 80 percent. In 2015 only four CCAs had a white population greater than 80 percent, and 30 had white populations between 20 and 80 percent.

But just as noteworthy is the spread of blue on the 2015 map, indicative of the growth in the number of CCAs with minority populations greater than 80 percent. There were 17 in 1970 and 43 in 2015.

And that's where the notion of "curated diversity" comes in.

Chicago's North Side CCAs are more diverse than they've ever been. The North Side CCA of Lincoln Square (#4 on the map) was 94 percent white in 1970; in 2015 it was 65 percent. Irving Park, #16 on the map, was 96 percent white in 1970, and 40 percent in 2015. To the extent that those communities have become open to minorities, it is progress. There are many Chicagoans who are committed to, and just as importantly feel, that Chicago is a more tolerant and welcoming city.

By contrast, Chicago's West Side and South Side CCAs are nearly as segregated as they've always been. The Grand Boulevard community (#38 above), was 99 percent black in 1970. By 2015 it was 91 percent. Woodlawn's black population in 1970 was 96 percent; in 2015 it was 85 percent.

Moderate changes, yes. But it's clear that "diversity" is happening in the places where it's being curated.

How is this accomplished? It appears it's a matter of moving the goalposts in for many former supermajority white neighborhoods. In other words, Chicago neighborhoods that previously had overwhelmingly large white populations have been traded in for one that have a simple majority or plurality. There are neighborhoods that have indeed welcomed in greater numbers of minorities, particularly the rapidly growing Latino and Asian segments of the population. It's somewhat less true for African-Americans in Chicago, but there has indeed been a significant increase in the number of African-Americans in former supermajority white neighborhoods. However, there's been little corresponding movement into supermajority minority neighborhoods, particularly supermajority African-American neighborhoods.

What remains is a Chicago that, despite dramatic increases in the numbers of Latino and Asian residents, consistent numbers of African-American residents over time, and a substantial loss of white residents, is virtually as segregated today as it was nearly 50 years ago.

Why does this matter? Where we live vastly impacts our perceptions of how we live. It sets the stage for huge differences in how we view our schools, our police protection, how infrastructure investment decisions are made. It reinforces deep divides within a shared space.

I'll close with this quote from the Nikole Hannah-Jones interview, again spoken in the context of school segregation in New York City but certainly applicable to neighborhood segregation everywhere:

"I hear this all the time: “You can’t integrate schools in York City because there’s not enough white kids.” But that's only based on the premise that you can’t expect white kids to be in the minority. The demographics of the New York City public schools are about 40 percent Latino, almost 30 percent black, 15 percent Asian, 15 percent white. If you picture a classroom like that, that's a beautiful school. That’s a beautifully diverse, integrated school. You could have that if you chose. We just don’t choose it, because we automatically say, “You can’t expect that a white parent will put their kid in school with all those black kids.”"

And finally, this:

"We have a system where white people control the outcomes. And the outcome that most white Americans want is segregation. And I don’t mean the type of segregation that we saw in 1955. I don't mean complete segregation. I don't think there are very many white Americans who want entirely white schools. What they do want is a limited number of black kids in their schools."

The rigid lines of segregation have softened somewhat, but there's still quite a way to go.

This piece originally appeared on The Corner Side Yard.

Pete Saunders is a Detroit native who has worked as a public and private sector urban planner in the Chicago area for more than twenty years. He is also the author of "The Corner Side Yard," an urban planning blog that focuses on the redevelopment and revitalization of Rust Belt cities.

Top photo caption: From a citywide perspective, Chicago does indeed look like this. At more local levels, it doesn't. Source - prweek.com


          Job: PSU Bike Hub Mechanic – Portland State University      Cache   Translate Page      

Job Title PSU Bike Hub Mechanic Company / Organization Portland State University Job Description The purpose of the Bike Hub Mechanic position is to facilitate operations for the service area at the Portland State University (PSU) Bike Hub. This position conducts pay-­for­-service repairs on bicycles, assists with training and supervision of the Bike Hub student Read More »

The post Job: PSU Bike Hub Mechanic – Portland State University appeared first on BikePortland.org.


          7 Glimpses Into The Social Decay That Is Voraciously Eating Away At The Fabric Of America      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Michael Snyder via The American Dream blog,

Everyone agrees that America is not the same place that it once was. 

Our society is undergoing a fundamental transformation that is absolutely breathtaking, and some of the changes have been positive.  But many would argue that most of the changes have been negative, and the truth is that we can see evidence of this all around us.  Wikipedia defines social decay as “the tendency for society to decline or disintegrate over time, perhaps due to the lapse or breakdown of traditional social support systems.” 

As a society, we are more disconnected from one another than we have ever been before, and perhaps this is one of the big reasons why so much anger and hatred are growing all around usAt this point, a large portion of the population doesn’t even seem to possess a basic level of empathy and compassion for their fellow citizens, and that has frightening implications for the future of our nation.

Because we are so disconnected from one another, it is very easy for each of us to get intensely focused on the details of our own daily lives.

But when we step back and take a broader view of things, the extent to which our society has deteriorated is quite stunning.

Today, I would like to share with you 7 glimpses into the social decay that is voraciously eating away at the fabric of our country…

#1 Long Island – Gang activity is spreading like wildfire all over America.  On Long Island, some homeowners in the Hamptons are actually installing “panic rooms” in their homes as MS-13 continues to move east on Long Island

Wealthy Hamptons homeowners are securing their homes by installing luxury panic rooms to protect themselves from the dangerous MS-13 gang that has plagued Suffolk County.

Billionaire Gristedes supermarket mogul, John Catsimatidis, told the New York Post ‘I sleep with a gun underneath my pillow: a Walther PPK/S, the same one James Bond carried.’

‘[My wife] Margo prefers a shotgun. Although, once, she thought she heard something, got the shotgun out and shot through the door,’ he added.

#2 South Fulton County, Georgia – Law enforcement authorities recently discovered “more than 10 decapitated goats” in and around the Chattahoochee River.  Needless to say, this completely shocked the residents of South Fulton County

Officials say they found more than 10 decapitated goatsin and around the Chattahoochee River.

Channel 2’s Tom Jones was in South Fulton County, where the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper found the headless animals floating down the river near the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive bridge.

#3 Baltimore, Maryland – The opioid crisis in America has never been worse than it is right now.  As a result, many babies are addicted to the drugs the moment that they are born.  In the city of Baltimore, approximately one out of every four babies is born as an opioid addict…

Every 15 minutes, a baby is born dependent on opioids. In Baltimore, doctors at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital say babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — a set of conditions caused by withdrawal from exposure to drugs — now account for 25% of the hospital’s admissions.

#4 Birmingham, Alabama – Nowhere is social decay more evident than among our young people.  Not too long ago, a wild brawl in Birmingham involving approximately 30 teens made national headlines

One of the gang appears to be brandishing a machete as he strikes the victim.

West Midlands Police confirmed three people sustained stab injuries and were taken to hospital.

Witnesses claimed there were “about 30” youngsters “aged around 16” involved in the incident.

#5 Auburn, Washington – Do you remember what I said earlier about many Americans lacking basic empathy and compassion?  Well, an incident that just happened in Auburn, Washington is a perfect example of that.  It all started when a convenience store clerk confronted a pair of potential thieves

The horrific incident occurred in Auburn, Washington Saturday, when two teenagers and an adult male got into an argument with a Shell station attendant who said the pair owed money for two pepperoni sticks that had arrogantly helped themselves to. After walking around the counter and confronting the group, clerk Zarif Kelada suddenly staggered forward and collided with a water bottle stand before collapsing to the ground.

Instead of helping the clerk, the two boys decided that it was a great opportunity to rob the store.  As one of the boys was leaving, he even ripped a dollar bill out of the dying clerk’s hand

Instead of physically helping the clerk, or at the very least calling 911, the two boys seize their opportunity and pounced on the unmanned checkout. The man chose not to participate in the robbery, but also failed to signal for help – he simply strolled out the door, leaving Zarif dying on the ground. After stealing cigarettes and over $150 from the register, one of the boys committed a final act of defiance, ripping a dollar bill out of Kelada’s hand as he lay on the ground, struggling for air.

You can see video of this robbery right here.  If this is what the future of America looks like, we are all in really big trouble.

#6 Portland, Oregon – Just recently, Antifa took over the streets of downtown Portland and actually started directing traffic.  Portland police monitored them the entire time, but they refused to intervene.  When one extremely frightened elderly man refused to follow Antifa’s directions, they attacked his vehicle, causing $3,000 in damage

Video captured by Brandon Farley shows the driver inching forward, getting clear and driving away quickly. He stopped less than a block away, got out, looked at the damage to his car quickly, then got back in as protesters arrived and again began hitting his car.

The driver, who spoke with KOIN 6 News but did not want to go on-camera, said he got out of his car earlier and asked protesters to move. But, he said, they grabbed him. He got back into the car, which is when they began beating on his car and smashed his driver’s side window.

The person in front of the car was trying to lift up the front end as the driver was trying to get out of the area.

The driver said there is $3000 damage to his car. He called the police to file a report after he left the area, which police confirmed.

#7 San Francisco, California – One of the wealthiest cities in America has also become a cesspool of crime, drugs and human feces.  An Inside Edition news crew went down to one of the worst parts of San Francisco to report on the crime wave, but while they did that their own vehicle was broken into and “thousands of dollars worth of equipment” was stolen

While the crew was interviewing the man captured on camera in the initial theft, their actual crew car was broken into via the “smash and grab” method, leaving “thousands of dollars worth of equipment” stolen.

According to the San Francisco Chroniclemore than 31,000 people reported “smash and grab” robberiesin the city in 2017 alone.

If 31,000 people reported “smash and grab” robberies in San Francisco last year, how many more went unreported to the police?

What in the world is happening to us?  America was once “the shining city on a hill” that the rest of the world admired, but now the only example we are is a bad one.

It doesn’t have to be this way, but we have got to be willing to go back to the values and the principles that made our country so great in the first place.

If we continue down the path that we are currently on, how do we possibly expect to have any sort of a positive future as a nation?

Change is desperately needed, but unfortunately real change does not appear to be anywhere on the horizon at this point…


          Why did Tim Howard and a Yankees owner buy non-league Dagenham & Redbridge?      Cache   Translate Page      

Not all American investors dipping their toes into the English soccer waters have set their sights as high as the Premier League

Stateside eagerness to earn a share of the juicy Premier League pie continues after murmurings of potential American investment in Chelsea and Newcastle.

If Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen does indeed complete a mooted billion dollar-plus takeover of Chelsea, he would be following a well-trodden path. John W Henry, Malcolm Glazer, Stan Kroenke, Randy Lerner, Ellis Short and more have all been understandably attracted by the wealth, fanaticism and global interest in the Premier League product.

Continue reading...
          Too early to dive into Portland Paints      Cache   Translate Page      

Nairametrics

Portland Paints Plc has struggled over the years, largely due to finance costs.

The post Too early to dive into Portland Paints appeared first on Nairametrics.


          Data Strategy & Operations Manager - Portland General Electric - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Business Enterprise Knowledge. Excellent business acumen and interpersonal skills; Ensure that business reports derived from controlled data are consistent and...
From Portland General Electric - Mon, 01 Oct 2018 19:16:23 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          (USA-ME-Liberty) Photovoltaic Service Technician      Cache   Translate Page      
ReVision Energy is an Employee Owned, mission driven, full-service design, engineering, and installation company with an unmatched depth of experience in Northern New England. Our company has been ranked #1 in New England for rooftop solar installation and our work has been featured in industry magazines such as Solar Pro. Since our founding in 2003, ReVision has grown from two guys in a garage to more than 200 employees across six locations. Our success is centered around a hiring philosophy of attracting exceptional, self-motivated individuals and empowering them to be the best professionals in the industry. We are excited to be adding a dedicated Service Technician to ReVision Energy and are seeking a full-time support person to help build, develop, and administer this new segment of the business in our Liberty Maine branch. About the Position: The Photovoltaic Service Technician will play an integral role in our growing company wide Service Division. Training is provided to ensure each technician is comfortable in diagnosing and understanding our systems. Service Technicians will be deployed to service calls in order to troubleshoot, perform inspections, and repair equipment as needed. Responsibilities will consist of maintenance and inspection, module removal and replacement, inverter and optimizer replacement, troubleshooting, support for large project Operations & Maintenance etc. Role and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): + Respond to photovoltaic and electrical service calls + Diagnose, troubleshoot, communicate with tech support, and make repairs + Communicate to customer what the issue is and how to address it + Update internal service records + Gather all information needed to apply for a warranty claim + Offer support to the dedicated Portland Thermal Service Technician QUALIFICATIONS (required): + Electrical license and/or experience + Highly organized & have ability to multi-task and set priorities + Competence in design of photovoltaic systems including electrical wiring, controls and component specification + Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, e-mail and web based applications + Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record + Good at problem solving and working with tools + Excellent capacity to work in a team – ability to foster a positive team environment + Comfortably able to lift 50lbs, climb ladders, work with tools, work in crawl spaces, and work on high roof tops in varying hot and cold temperatures + Effectively coordinate and communicate with others (customers and co-workers) + Ability to succeed in a fast paced community environment + Safety conscious – must be comfortable enforcing safety rules with everyone; including supervisors, customers, and co-workers + Efficient – able to produce significant output with minimal waste + Teamwork – reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish collaborative working relationships + High Standards – expects personal performance to be nothing short of the best + Code of Conduct – you will be a guest at our customer’s home and are expected to act accordingly, you will sign and live up to our Code of Conduct + Flexible – adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes with change well + Proactive – acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the process and procedures Required Licenses or Additional Qualifications ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (desired but not required) + OSHA 10 + EPA Certification + College Degree + NABCEP certification + Other manufacturer certification/training
          (USA-ME-Portland) Thermal Service Technician      Cache   Translate Page      
ReVision Energy is an Employee Owned, mission driven, full-service design, engineering, and installation company with an unmatched depth of experience in Northern New England. Our company has been ranked #1 in New England for rooftop solar installation and our work has been featured in industry magazines such as Solar Pro. Since our founding in 2003, ReVision has grown from two guys in a garage to more than 200 employees across six locations. Our success is centered around a hiring philosophy of attracting exceptional, self-motivated individuals and empowering them to be the best professionals in the industry. We are excited to be adding a dedicated Thermal Service Technician to ReVision Energy and are seeking a full-time support person to help build, develop, and administer this new segment of the business in our Portland branch. About the Position: The Thermal Service Technician will play an integral role in our growing company wide Service Division. Training is provided to ensure each technician is comfortable in diagnosing and understanding our systems. Service Technicians will be deployed to service calls in order to troubleshoot, perform routine maintenance, and repair equipment as needed. Responsibilities will consist of heat pump service and routine maintenance cleanings, solar thermal heating system repair, maintenance and inspection, collector and/or module removal and replacement. Role and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): + Respond to thermal service calls + Diagnose, troubleshoot, communicate with tech support, and make repairs + Communicate to customer what the issue is and how to address it + Update internal service records + Gather all information needed to apply for a warranty claim + Offer support to the dedicated Portland Photovoltaic Service Technician QUALIFICATIONS (required): + One or multiple: Plumbing license, Electrical license, Air Source Heat Pump experience, solar thermal experience + Highly organized & have ability to multi-task and set priorities + Competence in design of thermal systems including plumbing, electrical, controls and component specification + Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, e-mail and web based applications + Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record + Good at problem solving and working with tools + Excellent capacity to work in a team – ability to foster a positive team environment + Comfortably able to lift 50lbs, climb ladders, work with tools, work in crawl spaces, and work on high roof tops in varying hot and cold temperatures + Effectively coordinate and communicate with others (customers and co-workers) + Ability to succeed in a fast paced community environment + Safety conscious – must be comfortable enforcing safety rules with everyone; including supervisors, customers, and co-workers + Efficient – able to produce significant output with minimal waste + Teamwork – reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish collaborative working relationships + High Standards – expects personal performance to be nothing short of the best + Code of Conduct – you will be a guest at our customer’s home and are expected to act accordingly, you will sign and live up to our Code of Conduct + Flexible – adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes with change well + Proactive – acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the process and procedures Required Licenses or Additional Qualifications ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (desired but not required) + OSHA 10 + EPA Certification + College Degree + NABCEP certification + Other manufacturer certification/training
          (USA-ME-Portland) Photovoltaic Service Technician      Cache   Translate Page      
ReVision Energy is an Employee Owned, mission driven, full-service design, engineering, and installation company with an unmatched depth of experience in Northern New England. Our company has been ranked #1 in New England for rooftop solar installation and our work has been featured in industry magazines such as Solar Pro. Since our founding in 2003, ReVision has grown from two guys in a garage to more than 200 employees across six locations. Our success is centered around a hiring philosophy of attracting exceptional, self-motivated individuals and empowering them to be the best professionals in the industry. We are excited to be adding a dedicated Photovoltaic Service Technician to ReVision Energy and are seeking a full-time support person to help build, develop, and administer this new segment of the business in our Portland branch. About the Position: The Photovoltaic Service Technician will play an integral role in our growing company wide Service Division. Training is provided to ensure each technician is comfortable in diagnosing and understanding our systems. Service Technicians will be deployed to service calls in order to troubleshoot, perform inspections, and repair equipment as needed. Responsibilities will consist of maintenance and inspection, module removal and replacement, inverter and optimizer replacement, troubleshooting, support for large project Operations & Maintenance etc. Role and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): + Respond to photovoltaic and electrical service calls + Diagnose, troubleshoot, communicate with tech support, and make repairs + Communicate to customer what the issue is and how to address it + Update internal service records + Gather all information needed to apply for a warranty claim + Offer support to the dedicated Portland Thermal Service Technician QUALIFICATIONS (required): + Electrical license and/or experience + Highly organized & have ability to multi-task and set priorities + Competence in design of photovoltaic systems including electrical wiring, controls and component specification + Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, e-mail and web based applications + Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record + Good at problem solving and working with tools + Excellent capacity to work in a team – ability to foster a positive team environment + Comfortably able to lift 50lbs, climb ladders, work with tools, work in crawl spaces, and work on high roof tops in varying hot and cold temperatures + Effectively coordinate and communicate with others (customers and co-workers) + Ability to succeed in a fast paced community environment + Safety conscious – must be comfortable enforcing safety rules with everyone; including supervisors, customers, and co-workers + Efficient – able to produce significant output with minimal waste + Teamwork – reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish collaborative working relationships + High Standards – expects personal performance to be nothing short of the best + Code of Conduct – you will be a guest at our customer’s home and are expected to act accordingly, you will sign and live up to our Code of Conduct + Flexible – adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes with change well + Proactive – acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the process and procedures Required Licenses or Additional Qualifications ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (desired but not required) + OSHA 10 + EPA Certification + College Degree + NABCEP certification + Other manufacturer certification/training
          (USA-OR-Portland) Mental Health Therapist, Adult Outpatient      Cache   Translate Page      
Mental Health Therapist, Adult Outpatient + Jobs + Login + Portland, OR, USA + Salary + Full Time + Mental Health - Master's degree Email Me Similar JobsEmail Me This Job Purpose:Assess and diagnose adults experiencing mental health issues and behavioral problems in an outpatient setting. Provide appropriate treatment and/or consultation with care providers about treatment options. This position is located at LifeWorks NW's Rockwood site. Pay/Benefits:$42,535 to $46,257 per year.Full benefits. Days/Hours: Generally, daytime hours Monday through Friday. Will need to work some evenings. Essential Responsibilities: + Responsible for client evaluation including initial intake interview, formulating diagnosis, identifying appropriate treatment services. Obtain necessary releases, notify client, significant other(s), care givers and care providers of diagnosis and initial recommendations and complete written narrative of evaluation. + Collect information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods. Observe and evaluate client's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. + Analyze data such as interview notes, and reference manuals to identify symptoms and to diagnose the nature of clients' problems. + Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials. Address legal issues as needed. + Provide referral services to clients and their families, e.g., institutional living, health, mental health services, employment services, etc. Maintain awareness of community referral resources. + Develops therapeutic treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and needs. Treatment plans will be evidence based using clinical experience and knowledge, and will have measurable goals and objectives based on the diagnosis and will specify type, frequency, intensity, timeframes of outcomes and duration of therapy. Treatment plans will client driven and follow-ups will be completed on time, assessing the quantity and quality of services provided. + May confer with clients, significant others and treatment team to develop plans for post treatment activities. + Counsel individuals, groups, or families to help them understand problems, define goals, and develop realistic action plans. Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems. + May be responsible for service coordination. Coordinate/collaborate with physicians, staff, families, caregivers, etc. Maintain chart notes related to external contracts, obtaining pertinent records from other treatment and tracking client's involvement, follow-through and progress in varied treatment activities. Document all services and contacts provides related t treatment. + Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, modifying plans and diagnoses as necessary. + Document and maintain client records in electronic healthcare system within 24 hours of meeting with client to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality. May conduct Resident Reviews and more detailed mental health evaluations for residents of long-term facilities. + May provide training to staff, caregivers, and family regarding issues of mental health, addiction and behavior management as it relates to clients. + Provide crisis intervention. May serve as Clinician of the Day. + Serve as back-up for other staff when needed. + Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency. + May need to travel between sites or in the community. + May need to work some evenings. + Meets performance standards for productivity, documentation (including progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and authorization requests) proficiency in clinical model and evidence based practices, quality of care (including engagement and retention) and teamwork. Qualifications: + Master's degree Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related behavioral health field (QMHP qualifications) required. + More than 1 year experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to the client population. + Demonstrated ability to conduct an assessment including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services, and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and work relationships and conducting a mental status examination, complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Services and Support Plan and provide individual, family , and/or group therapy within the scope of their training. + Demonstrated knowledge of treatment methods for individual, family and group therapy to address chemical dependency and/or mental health problems + Demonstrated ability to maintain case management in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements as well as LifeWorks NW policies and procedures. + Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs. + Knowledge of medications commonly used by client population. + Demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations. + Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system. JOB CODE/NUMBER: MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST, ADULT OUTPATIENT/906114 LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. www.lifeworksnw.org Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09
          Keep Portland Affordable – Vote NO on Measure 26-201      Cache   Translate Page      
after the resounding defeat of Measure 97, Portland voters are being asked to approve a new gross receipts tax that will hit Portlanders least able to afford it. Measure 26-201 would enact a 1 percent gross receipts tax on many Portland sales of goods and services throughout the […]
          "7 Glimpses Into The Social Decay That Is Voraciously Eating Away At The Fabric Of America"      Cache   Translate Page      
"7 Glimpses Into The Social Decay That Is 
Voraciously Eating Away At The Fabric Of America"
by Michael Snyder

"Everyone agrees that America is not the same place that it once was. Our society is undergoing a fundamental transformation that is absolutely breathtaking, and some of the changes have been positive. But many would argue that most of the changes have been negative, and the truth is that we can see evidence of this all around us. Wikipedia defines social decay as “the tendency for society to decline or disintegrate over time, perhaps due to the lapse or breakdown of traditional social support systems.” 

As a society, we are more disconnected from one another than we have ever been before, and perhaps this is one of the big reasons why so much anger and hatred are growing all around us. At this point, a large portion of the population doesn’t even seem to possess a basic level of empathy and compassion for their fellow citizens, and that has frightening implications for the future of our nation.

Because we are so disconnected from one another, it is very easy for each of us to get intensely focused on the details of our own daily lives. But when we step back and take a broader view of things, the extent to which our society has deteriorated is quite stunning. Today, I would like to share with you 7 glimpses into the social decay that is voraciously eating away at the fabric of our country:

#1 Long Island – Gang activity is spreading like wildfire all over America. On Long Island, some homeowners in the Hamptons are actually installing “panic rooms” in their homes as MS-13 continues to move east on Long Island: "Wealthy Hamptons homeowners are securing their homes by installing luxury panic rooms to protect themselves from the dangerous MS-13 gang that has plagued Suffolk County.

Billionaire Gristedes supermarket mogul, John Catsimatidis, told the New York Post ‘I sleep with a gun underneath my pillow: a Walther PPK/S, the same one James Bond carried. My wife Margo prefers a shotgun. Although, once, she thought she heard something, got the shotgun out and shot through the door,’ he added.

#2 South Fulton County, Georgia – Law enforcement authorities recently discovered “more than 10 decapitated goats” in and around the Chattahoochee River.  Needless to say, this completely shocked the residents of South Fulton County: "Officials say they found more than 10 decapitated goats in and around the Chattahoochee River. Channel 2’s Tom Jones was in South Fulton County, where the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper found the headless animals floating down the river near the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive bridge."

#3 Baltimore, Maryland – The opioid crisis in America has never been worse than it is right now. As a result, many babies are addicted to the drugs the moment that they are born.  In the city of Baltimore, approximately one out of every four babies is born as an opioid addict: "Every 15 minutes, a baby is born dependent on opioids. In Baltimore, doctors at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital say babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - a set of conditions caused by withdrawal from exposure to drugs - now account for 25% of the hospital’s admissions."

#4 Birmingham, Alabama – Nowhere is social decay more evident than among our young people. Not too long ago, a wild brawl in Birmingham involving approximately 30 teens made national headlines: "One of the gang appears to be brandishing a machete as he strikes the victim. West Midlands Police confirmed three people sustained stab injuries and were taken to hospital. Witnesses claimed there were “about 30” youngsters “aged around 16” involved in the incident."

#5 Auburn, Washington – Do you remember what I said earlier about many Americans lacking basic empathy and compassion? Well, an incident that just happened in Auburn, Washington is a perfect example of that.  It all started when a convenience store clerk confronted a pair of potential thieves: "The horrific incident occurred in Auburn, Washington Saturday, when two teenagers and an adult male got into an argument with a Shell station attendant who said the pair owed money for two pepperoni sticks that had arrogantly helped themselves to. After walking around the counter and confronting the group, clerk Zarif Kelada suddenly staggered forward and collided with a water bottle stand before collapsing to the ground."

Instead of helping the clerk, the two boys decided that it was a great opportunity to rob the store.  As one of the boys was leaving, he even ripped a dollar bill out of the dying clerk’s hand: "Instead of physically helping the clerk, or at the very least calling 911, the two boys seize their opportunity and pounced on the unmanned checkout. The man chose not to participate in the robbery, but also failed to signal for help – he simply strolled out the door, leaving Zarif dying on the ground. After stealing cigarettes and over $150 from the register, one of the boys committed a final act of defiance, ripping a dollar bill out of Kelada’s hand as he lay on the ground, struggling for air."

You can see video of this robbery right here. If this is what the future of America looks like, we are all in really big trouble.

#6 Portland, Oregon – Just recently, Antifa took over the streets of downtown Portland and actually started directing traffic.  Portland police monitored them the entire time, but they refused to intervene.  When one extremely frightened elderly man refused to follow Antifa’s directions, they attacked his vehicle, causing $3,000 in damage: "Video captured by Brandon Farley shows the driver inching forward, getting clear and driving away quickly. He stopped less than a block away, got out, looked at the damage to his car quickly, then got back in as protesters arrived and again began hitting his car.

The driver, who spoke with KOIN 6 News but did not want to go on-camera, said he got out of his car earlier and asked protesters to move. But, he said, they grabbed him. He got back into the car, which is when they began beating on his car and smashed his driver’s side window. The person in front of the car was trying to lift up the front end as the driver was trying to get out of the area. The driver said there is $3000 damage to his car. He called the police to file a report after he left the area, which police confirmed.

#7 San Francisco, California – One of the wealthiest cities in America has also become a cesspool of crime, drugs and human feces.  An Inside Edition news crew went down to one of the worst parts of San Francisco to report on the crime wave, but while they did that their own vehicle was broken into and “thousands of dollars worth of equipment” was stolen: "While the crew was interviewing the man captured on camera in the initial theft, their actual crew car was broken into via the “smash and grab” method, leaving “thousands of dollars worth of equipment” stolen. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, more than 31,000 people reported “smash and grab” robberies in the city in 2017 alone." If 31,000 people reported “smash and grab” robberies in San Francisco last year, how many more went unreported to the police?

What in the world is happening to us? America was once “the shining city on a hill” that the rest of the world admired, but now the only example we are is a bad one. It doesn’t have to be this way, but we have got to be willing to go back to the values and the principles that made our country so great in the first place. If we continue down the path that we are currently on, how do we possibly expect to have any sort of a positive future as a nation? Change is desperately needed, but unfortunately real change does not appear to be anywhere on the horizon at this point…"

          (USA-OR-Portland) Delivery Driver      Cache   Translate Page      
Delivery Driver at LKQ Corporation Date Posted: 10/9/2018 Apply Not ready to Apply? Job Description As a part of our growth LKQ is looking for a dedicated and passionate Delivery Driver with knowledge of replacement parts for the aftermarket collision repair industry. The Delivery Driver must have six months driving and warehouse experience with an excellent driving record. The Delivery Driver will be responsible for operating a Company vehicle to deliver product to customers. The Delivery Driver will also be required to manually load and unload the delivery truck, verify that all parts are loaded and unloaded, collect payments from customers, obtain signatures from receiving locations confirming accuracy of parts received, and deliver returned items back to the branch. If you like driving, growth, and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us! Essential Job Duties: + Drives a Company vehicle in a safe, courteous and responsible manner. + Physically loads Company truck at the branch and verifies the condition of the truck, the manifest and other paperwork associated with the deliveries to be made. + Drives to the delivery destination, confirms order with customer, unloads and verifies product, obtains confirmation signature and payment from customer. + Makes proper notations on the manifest and provides receipts on parts being returned from customers to the branch. + Picks up buy out purchase orders from vendors on vendor "fill in" purchase orders and delivers parts back to the branch or customer. + Collects accounts receivable, as necessary. + Works in such a manner as to prevent shortages and damage to products. + Complies with established Company policies and procedures. + Assumes other duties as assigned. Drivers over 10,001 lbs + Subject to DOT Procedures - driver logs, unexpired medical card, etc. Company Overview:LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!We offer:* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program* Tuition Reimbursement* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career Apply Not ready to Apply? Share With https://www.jobs.net/jobs/lkqcorp/en-us/job/United-States/Delivery-Driver/J3Q2RB6WCDX8MWJYDFL/ Delivery Driver Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Portland, OR + Job Type: Transportation + Experience: Not Specified + Date Posted: 10/9/2018
          (USA-OR-Portland) Delivery Driver      Cache   Translate Page      
Delivery Driver at LKQ Corporation Date Posted: 10/9/2018 Apply Not ready to Apply? Job Description As a part of our growth LKQ is looking for a dedicated and passionate Delivery Driver with knowledge of replacement parts for the aftermarket collision repair industry. The Delivery Driver must have six months driving and warehouse experience with an excellent driving record. The Delivery Driver will be responsible for operating a Company vehicle to deliver product to customers. The Delivery Driver will also be required to manually load and unload the delivery truck, verify that all parts are loaded and unloaded, collect payments from customers, obtain signatures from receiving locations confirming accuracy of parts received, and deliver returned items back to the branch. If you like driving, growth, and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us! Essential Job Duties: + Drives a Company vehicle in a safe, courteous and responsible manner. + Physically loads Company truck at the branch and verifies the condition of the truck, the manifest and other paperwork associated with the deliveries to be made. + Drives to the delivery destination, confirms order with customer, unloads and verifies product, obtains confirmation signature and payment from customer. + Makes proper notations on the manifest and provides receipts on parts being returned from customers to the branch. + Picks up buy out purchase orders from vendors on vendor "fill in" purchase orders and delivers parts back to the branch or customer. + Collects accounts receivable, as necessary. + Works in such a manner as to prevent shortages and damage to products. + Complies with established Company policies and procedures. + Assumes other duties as assigned. Drivers over 10,001 lbs + Subject to DOT Procedures - driver logs, unexpired medical card, etc. Company Overview:LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!We offer:* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program* Tuition Reimbursement* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career Apply Not ready to Apply? Share With https://www.jobs.net/jobs/lkqcorp/en-us/job/United-States/Delivery-Driver/J3M5T075ZSX0HYPP78D/ Delivery Driver Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Portland, OR + Job Type: Transportation + Experience: Not Specified + Date Posted: 10/9/2018
          (USA-OR-Portland) Delivery Driver      Cache   Translate Page      
Delivery Driver at LKQ Corporation Date Posted: 10/9/2018 Apply Not ready to Apply? Job Description As a part of our growth LKQ is looking for a dedicated and passionate Delivery Driver with knowledge of replacement parts for the aftermarket collision repair industry. The Delivery Driver must have six months driving and warehouse experience with an excellent driving record. The Delivery Driver will be responsible for operating a Company vehicle to deliver product to customers. The Delivery Driver will also be required to manually load and unload the delivery truck, verify that all parts are loaded and unloaded, collect payments from customers, obtain signatures from receiving locations confirming accuracy of parts received, and deliver returned items back to the branch. If you like driving, growth, and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us! Essential Job Duties: + Drives a Company vehicle in a safe, courteous and responsible manner. + Physically loads Company truck at the branch and verifies the condition of the truck, the manifest and other paperwork associated with the deliveries to be made. + Drives to the delivery destination, confirms order with customer, unloads and verifies product, obtains confirmation signature and payment from customer. + Makes proper notations on the manifest and provides receipts on parts being returned from customers to the branch. + Picks up buy out purchase orders from vendors on vendor "fill in" purchase orders and delivers parts back to the branch or customer. + Collects accounts receivable, as necessary. + Works in such a manner as to prevent shortages and damage to products. + Complies with established Company policies and procedures. + Assumes other duties as assigned. Drivers over 10,001 lbs + Subject to DOT Procedures - driver logs, unexpired medical card, etc. Company Overview:LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!We offer:* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program* Tuition Reimbursement* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career Apply Not ready to Apply? Share With https://www.jobs.net/jobs/lkqcorp/en-us/job/United-States/Delivery-Driver/J3R50T6F3H5WM24X4GD/ Delivery Driver Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Portland, OR + Job Type: Transportation + Experience: Not Specified + Date Posted: 10/9/2018
          (USA-OR-Portland) Graveyard - Warehouse Supervisor      Cache   Translate Page      
Graveyard - Warehouse Supervisor at LKQ Corporation Date Posted: 10/9/2018 Apply Not ready to Apply? Job Description Job Summary: Responsible for the supervision of warehouse personnel and operational activities. Essential Job Duties: 1) Assists with scheduling and oversees daily assignments of warehouse personnel to ensure quality control and maximum productivity of team members assigned. 2) Supervises and assists in the storage and handling of production material that has been received or needs to be shipped. 3) Maintains the physical condition of the warehouse facility to reflect cleanliness, efficiency and organization. 4) Supervises all warehouse personnel, assigns tasks and duties on a daily basis; i.e., shipping and receiving of inventory and proper storage of parts. 5) Enforces and coaches personnel in the safe work practices and requirements to ensure a safe and hazard-free workplace. 6) Analyzes or resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work issues or concerns. 7) Establishes or adjust work procedures to meet deadlines. 8) Performs warehouse activities to include parts pulling, staging and loading/unloading and stocking of trucks. 9) Assist with the management of personnel which may include interviewing, hiring, performance evaluations, terminations, disciplinary action, etc. 10) Initiate and support the continual improvement of LKQ Corporation quality improvement system. 11) Assume all other duties as assigned. Company Overview:LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!We offer:* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program* Tuition Reimbursement* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career Apply Not ready to Apply? Share With https://www.jobs.net/jobs/lkqcorp/en-us/job/United-States/Graveyard-Warehouse-Supervisor/J3Q05B73KTQV8GXQGBN/ Graveyard - Warehouse Supervisor Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Portland, OR + Job Type: Management + Experience: Not Specified + Date Posted: 10/9/2018
          (USA-OR-Portland) Warehouse Worker      Cache   Translate Page      
Warehouse Worker at LKQ Corporation Date Posted: 10/9/2018 Apply Not ready to Apply? Job Description As a part of our continued growth we are looking for dedicated and passionate Warehouse Associates with Forklift experience. As a Warehouse Associate you will be responsible for general labor, warehouse maintenance, safely loading, and unloading of parts with the use of a pallet jack, hand truck, or forklift. The Warehouse Associate will also be responsible for maintaining excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. We are seeking candidates who are extremely motivated and are excited about the opportunity to support all operational processes and procedures. If you like growth and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us! Essential Job Duties: + Load, unload, pick, put away, consolidate, stack and stage products and materials using a forklift, pallet jack, or other power equipment + Follow specific work instructions and best practices to safely and accurately complete daily work assignments and record indirect time in a timely manner + Record receipts to appropriate forms and/or log books. + Verify that proper documentation is attached + Support all operational processes and procedures to ensure value to the customer and compliance with all LKQ policies, customer requirements and federal/state/local regulations + Assists with physical inventories and cycle counts, ensuring proper stock rotation + Inspect each pallet and or case for proper quantities, items brands, and lot codes (as applicable) damages and follow any special instructions on Work Assignment Form and /or additional documentation + Communicate problems, concerns and ideas to management. Identify process improvements. + Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area + Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. + Participate in all assigned training programs and adhere to all guidelines + Perform forklift duties, and learn to containerize basic loads. + Develop and maintain excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. + Assist in various warehouse maintenance tasks, including sweeping floors, storing equipment, etc. + Performs other duties as assigned. Company Overview:LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!We offer:* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program* Tuition Reimbursement* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career Apply Not ready to Apply? Share With https://www.jobs.net/jobs/lkqcorp/en-us/job/United-States/Warehouse-Worker/J3Q4846TK8LKKS2DD9N/ Warehouse Worker Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Portland, OR + Job Type: Warehouse + Experience: Not Specified + Date Posted: 10/9/2018
          (USA-OR-Portland) Warehouse Worker      Cache   Translate Page      
Warehouse Worker at LKQ Corporation Date Posted: 10/9/2018 Apply Not ready to Apply? Job Description As a part of our continued growth we are looking for dedicated and passionate Warehouse Associates with Forklift experience. As a Warehouse Associate you will be responsible for general labor, warehouse maintenance, safely loading, and unloading of parts with the use of a pallet jack, hand truck, or forklift. The Warehouse Associate will also be responsible for maintaining excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. We are seeking candidates who are extremely motivated and are excited about the opportunity to support all operational processes and procedures. If you like growth and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us! Essential Job Duties: + Load, unload, pick, put away, consolidate, stack and stage products and materials using a forklift, pallet jack, or other power equipment + Follow specific work instructions and best practices to safely and accurately complete daily work assignments and record indirect time in a timely manner + Record receipts to appropriate forms and/or log books. + Verify that proper documentation is attached + Support all operational processes and procedures to ensure value to the customer and compliance with all LKQ policies, customer requirements and federal/state/local regulations + Assists with physical inventories and cycle counts, ensuring proper stock rotation + Inspect each pallet and or case for proper quantities, items brands, and lot codes (as applicable) damages and follow any special instructions on Work Assignment Form and /or additional documentation + Communicate problems, concerns and ideas to management. Identify process improvements. + Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area + Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. + Participate in all assigned training programs and adhere to all guidelines + Perform forklift duties, and learn to containerize basic loads. + Develop and maintain excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. + Assist in various warehouse maintenance tasks, including sweeping floors, storing equipment, etc. + Performs other duties as assigned. Company Overview:LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!We offer:* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program* Tuition Reimbursement* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career Apply Not ready to Apply? Share With https://www.jobs.net/jobs/lkqcorp/en-us/job/United-States/Warehouse-Worker/J3T7JG6HDZWHBHBGCHT/ Warehouse Worker Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Portland, OR + Job Type: Warehouse + Experience: Not Specified + Date Posted: 10/9/2018
          (USA-OR-Portland) Warehouse Worker      Cache   Translate Page      
Warehouse Worker at LKQ Corporation Date Posted: 10/9/2018 Apply Not ready to Apply? Job Description As a part of our continued growth we are looking for dedicated and passionate Warehouse Associates with Forklift experience. As a Warehouse Associate you will be responsible for general labor, warehouse maintenance, safely loading, and unloading of parts with the use of a pallet jack, hand truck, or forklift. The Warehouse Associate will also be responsible for maintaining excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. We are seeking candidates who are extremely motivated and are excited about the opportunity to support all operational processes and procedures. If you like growth and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us! Essential Job Duties: + Load, unload, pick, put away, consolidate, stack and stage products and materials using a forklift, pallet jack, or other power equipment + Follow specific work instructions and best practices to safely and accurately complete daily work assignments and record indirect time in a timely manner + Record receipts to appropriate forms and/or log books. + Verify that proper documentation is attached + Support all operational processes and procedures to ensure value to the customer and compliance with all LKQ policies, customer requirements and federal/state/local regulations + Assists with physical inventories and cycle counts, ensuring proper stock rotation + Inspect each pallet and or case for proper quantities, items brands, and lot codes (as applicable) damages and follow any special instructions on Work Assignment Form and /or additional documentation + Communicate problems, concerns and ideas to management. Identify process improvements. + Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area + Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. + Participate in all assigned training programs and adhere to all guidelines + Perform forklift duties, and learn to containerize basic loads. + Develop and maintain excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. + Assist in various warehouse maintenance tasks, including sweeping floors, storing equipment, etc. + Performs other duties as assigned. Company Overview:LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!We offer:* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program* Tuition Reimbursement* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career Apply Not ready to Apply? Share With https://www.jobs.net/jobs/lkqcorp/en-us/job/United-States/Warehouse-Worker/J3Q4396HV2G8PL57N83/ Warehouse Worker Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Portland, OR + Job Type: Warehouse + Experience: Not Specified + Date Posted: 10/9/2018
          (USA-OR-Portland) Warehouse Worker      Cache   Translate Page      
Warehouse Worker at LKQ Corporation Date Posted: 10/9/2018 Apply Not ready to Apply? Job Description As a part of our continued growth we are looking for dedicated and passionate Warehouse Associates with Forklift experience. As a Warehouse Associate you will be responsible for general labor, warehouse maintenance, safely loading, and unloading of parts with the use of a pallet jack, hand truck, or forklift. The Warehouse Associate will also be responsible for maintaining excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. We are seeking candidates who are extremely motivated and are excited about the opportunity to support all operational processes and procedures. If you like growth and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us! Essential Job Duties: + Load, unload, pick, put away, consolidate, stack and stage products and materials using a forklift, pallet jack, or other power equipment + Follow specific work instructions and best practices to safely and accurately complete daily work assignments and record indirect time in a timely manner + Record receipts to appropriate forms and/or log books. + Verify that proper documentation is attached + Support all operational processes and procedures to ensure value to the customer and compliance with all LKQ policies, customer requirements and federal/state/local regulations + Assists with physical inventories and cycle counts, ensuring proper stock rotation + Inspect each pallet and or case for proper quantities, items brands, and lot codes (as applicable) damages and follow any special instructions on Work Assignment Form and /or additional documentation + Communicate problems, concerns and ideas to management. Identify process improvements. + Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area + Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. + Participate in all assigned training programs and adhere to all guidelines + Perform forklift duties, and learn to containerize basic loads. + Develop and maintain excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. + Assist in various warehouse maintenance tasks, including sweeping floors, storing equipment, etc. + Performs other duties as assigned. Company Overview:LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!We offer:* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program* Tuition Reimbursement* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career Apply Not ready to Apply? Share With https://www.jobs.net/jobs/lkqcorp/en-us/job/United-States/Warehouse-Worker/J3S1MP63NYQG7Z4VRFM/ Warehouse Worker Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Portland, OR + Job Type: Warehouse + Experience: Not Specified + Date Posted: 10/9/2018
          Jr. Front End Developer      Cache   Translate Page      
OR-Portland, If you are a Jr. Front End Developer with experience, please read on! What You Will Be Doing Design, create, and modify websites Help design the look and style of the company online presence Analyze user needs to implement web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity Integrate web sites with other computer applications Keep up-to-date on web developments and trends What You Need for this
          (USA-FL-Gainesville) Public Affairs Specialist (MP-DB)      Cache   Translate Page      
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary **What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?** The employee will be responsible for maintaining an excellent two-way relationship with scientists and managers in the field in order to provide communication guidance and support to those organizational elements. ***There are two positions to be filled - one in Portland, OR and one in Gainesville, FL. Locality pay will be adjusted** **to correspond to the location.** Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities **As a Public Affairs Specialist within the Office of Communications and Publishing, some of your specific duties will include:** * Independently researches, writes and prepares new releases, feature stories, briefing materials, videos, photographs, and social media posts that feature high-level USGS research priorities. * Plans and coordinates special events such as new conferences, congressional field briefings, DOI Secretarial visits, national conference exhibits or events, partner and stakeholder events, photo and video opportunities, and other functions. * Establishes relationships with local, regional, and national media and responds to their requests for information about USGS science, programs, research studies, initiatives, and events. * Develops, plans, and executes the release of USGS news via appropriate social media outlets. * Helps develop and maintain relationships with key government officials at the federal, state, and local level, ensuring their offices are informed of USGS science so that they may inform key policy and management decisions. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel of 2 to 3 nights per month may be required. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 12 * #### Job family (Series) 1035 Public Affairs * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period. * More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information. **Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?** * Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued. * A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. * Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system. * If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement. ### Qualifications For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following: http://www2.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/1035.html. If you are qualifying based on specialized experience, you must meet the requirements listed below: Applicants must have one year of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service that is in or related to public affairs and that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of such experience could include planning or evaluating public affairs programs and projects; initiating public awareness activities; developing proactive outreach/marketing strategies; developing & presenting informational material to achieve understanding of various points of view or concepts from the public with varying levels of understanding and different interests. These work experiences typically involved conventional methods & techniques though they required going beyond clear precedents, and required adapting methods to the problems at hand and interpreting findings in terms of their significance. At this level, Public Affairs Specialists have a very good knowledge of the principles and methods used in conducting a public affairs program and their application, and the ability to independently perform public affairs work of considerable difficulty. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. ### Education * Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. * Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/quals/foreign.html. ### Additional information * Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. * The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361. * DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. * THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. **--Vacancy Related Questions:** As part of the online application process, you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge skills, abilities and/or competencies: Interpersonal Communication, Pressure and Deadlines, Multi-Media Communication Skills, Public Information and Outreach, and Written Communication. **--Basis of rating:** You will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. If you are eligible, you will receive a numerical rating based on your on-line responses to the application questions. These responses must be substantiated by your resume. If you do not respond to the application questions you may be rated ineligible. **--NOTE:** If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application, or that your resume or application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered. **To preview questions please click here.** Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Applicable ##### Drug test required No * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents * If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed, document uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Required Documents" and/or "Contact Information"). Please ensure that all documentation is legible. * If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility,​ you must submit a copy of a recent SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position title, occupational series, grade level and step​ by the closing date of this announcement or you will not receive consideration. * If you’re applying as a current or former employee of a land management agency i.e., Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, or U.S. Forest Service who is serving or previously served on a temporary or term appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (see: https://chcoc.gov/content/implementing-policy-guidance-land-management-workforce-flexibility-act), you must submit the following documentation by the closing date of this vacancy announcement in order to receive consideration: 1. SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action, that documents your service under competitive examining procedures in time limited appointments that totals 2 or more years at land management agencies; and 2. Documentation of satisfactory performance such as performance evaluations or references by supervisors or other documents, e.g., memorandums of record, whereas the supervisor documented an acceptable performance level. * If you are claiming CTAP eligibility, the Servicing Human Resources Office must receive proof by the closing date of this announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330 Subpart F or you will not receive priority consideration. This includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Required documents may be faxed, uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Contact Information"). If you are a CTAP eligible, you will be considered well qualified if you earn a minimum score of 85. For more information on CTAP please click here. * If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under a special appointing authority, the Servicing Human Resources Office must receive proof of eligibility by the closing date of this announcement. For additional information on special appointing authorities, visit: http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/noncompetitive.html * Required documents may be: 1)faxed to the Agency Contact (see "Contact Information") 2)uploaded directly from your desktop 3)uploaded directly from your USAJOBS stored attachments 4)hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Contact Information") * Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. * USGS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. * For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at: http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/pb/telework.html. * Working for the U.S. Geological Survey offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; health, life, dental, vision, and long term care insurance, flexible spending accounts, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply * Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Most libraries, employment offices, and all USGS personnel offices can provide access to the Internet. If applying online poses a hardship for you, you must speak to someone in the Servicing Human Resources Office listed on this announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE for assistance. * Instructions for Applying Online for this Vacancy Announcement: 1)Click the blue "Apply Online" button. 2)If you are not a registered USAJOBS user, please create a new account and follow the instructions to complete your application process. If you are a registered user, login to access your existing USAJOBS profile. 3)As a registered user, select a stored resume and select one or more of your stored documents to attach to your application. 4)Check the "Certification" box and click the "Apply for this position now!" button located at the bottom of the screen. 5)Address the eligibility questions as well as the questionnaire containing questions and/or task statements that address the knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies for this vacancy. 6)Submit required documents using one of the available methods listed below. 7) If you experience technical difficulties during the online application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk. Read more ### Agency contact information ### Krista Bley ##### Phone 703-648-7493 ##### Fax 703-648-4113 ##### Email kbley@usgs.gov ##### Address INTERIOR, Geological Survey 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS-601 Reston, Virginia 20192-0002 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps * If you are rated as one of the most highly qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30-45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified via email of the outcome. You can also go to "My Account" within USAJOBS to review your Application Status. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513116300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 10/09/2018 to 10/15/2018 *Service:* Competitive *Pay scale & grade:* GS 12 *Salary:* $73,375 to $101,308 per year *Appointment type:* Permanent *Work schedule:* Full-Time
          (USA-States) Customer Service Specialist - BROADWAY 8021      Cache   Translate Page      
Title: Customer Service Specialist - BROADWAY 8021 Location: United States-Oregon-Portland Job Number: 18000HOI

WELCOME TO SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

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 distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.

This position is responsible for supporting the sales efforts at a Sherwin-Williams paint store, servicing wholesale and retail customers. It will assist customers in person and over the phone by determining needs and presenting appropriate products and services. This involves ensuring that sales transactions are completed accurately, maintaining accurate work order files and formulas, pulling appropriate products from the sales floor or warehouse, and tinting and mixing them to customer specifications. This position will also assist in sourcing products required by customers that are not available in the store and, upon approval, place order and follow up as necessary. Opening and closing the store, making bank deposits, stocking shelves and setting up displays, cleaning store equipment, and loading and unloading trucks are also responsibilities of the position. It may also assist in making deliveries if necessary.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status.
  • Must be willing to work all scheduled hours and required overtime, which may include evenings and weekends, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to retrieve material from shelves and floor stacks and lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to operate material handling equipment (e.g. hand truck, pallet jack, forklift, etc.).
  • Must be able to tint paint, therefore, must be able to distinguish the difference between colors.
  • Must be able to operate a computer and communicate via the telephone.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or comparable certification (e.g. GED).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior experience in a sales or customer service position.
  • Associate Degree or related college courses.
  • Customer service skills, including problem solving and handling customer complaints.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Who we are -

At Sherwin-Williams, we're proud of the company we keep — our family of loyal employees. To learn about our company and our culture go to Sherwin.com/careers.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.





          (USA-OR-Portland) QA Auditor - Medical Device (organic)      Cache   Translate Page      
BSI is hiring a Quality Assurance (QA) Auditor – Medical Devices to join our Operations Delivery team. This role is remote with frequent domestic travel to client sites. Our QA Auditors (known internally as Client Managers) are the MVPs of the Assurance business. Utilizing their past experience in engineering, design, or quality control of medical devices, combined with rigorous BSI training, they conduct audits for clients to ensure products meet international standards and are go-to-market ready. The ideal candidate will need experience working with medical devices in the following categories: IVD, Organic or Medical Device Software. They travel from client to client, utilizing their knowledge and expertise while continually learning on the job – getting better at their craft every day. This position involves extensive travel (nearly 100%), which means it is ideal for people who do not have ongoing weeknight commitments or obligations that will not allow them to spend several nights a week away from home. If you enjoy building relationships with customers, exploring new places, and delving deeper into the inner workings of companies, then this could be a very exciting job opportunity for you. The QA Auditor position is a full-time salaried role with a comprehensive benefits package. Essential Responsibilities: + Deliver BSI’s third-party audit services to assigned clients in accordance with all BSI, scheme and regulatory requirements to assure timely, cost effective service delivery that assures satisfaction of our customer needs. Analyze quality systems and assess ISO 13485 and CE Marking. + Manage a portfolio of assigned clients based on geographic location and a match of qualifications and client contract requirements. Client management includes contacting them to schedule the visit, planning the assessment, making appropriate travel plans, conducting assessments, completing reports, and managing results. + Participate in professional development and training opportunities to achieve necessary certifications and statuses This client-facing role is designed for someone who is highly knowledgeable, passionate about helping companies improve, and committed to continual learning. Please carefully review the qualifications listed below and apply if you meet the criteria. Qualifications and Education Requirements: + Undergraduate degree in engineering, science, or other related field + Knowledge of CMDCAS and CE Mark + 5-8 years of quality management experience in medical device/healthcare industry + 2+ years of “hands on” medical device manufacturing experience in one or more of the following: + Research and development, manufacturing, or service + Application of the device technology and its use in health care services and with patients + Testing the devices concerned for compliance with relevant national or international standards + Performance testing, evaluation studies or clinical trials of the devices. + Experience with medical devices within one of the following areas: + In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) + Organic + Medical Device Software + Ability to travel at least 80% of the time (car and/or plane) Preferred Skills and Experience: + Certified ISO/13845 Quality Assurance Auditor highly preferred Our ambition is to be recognized and valued globally as a best-in-class company; a client-driven, efficiently-run, growing business. BSI has come a long way since being founded in 1901. Today, we’re a global business services organization, respected world over for the development of standards; assessment of management systems; testing and certification of products and services; providing software solutions; and the delivery of training courses. We offer diverse career paths from auditing to sales, product development to finance, and from IT to marketing. With Over 3,300 employees’ working with over 80,000 clients in 172 countries it means that career opportunities are vast. BSI challenges mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. That means showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth. Our Vision: “Making excellence a habit”, it describes our way forward and our aspiration each day. Our Mission: “To help organizations embed excellence”, and states our shared purpose. Our Values: “Integrity – Continual improvement – Inclusivity”, guide us in the way we work and help us deliver our Vision and Mission. What we offer: BSI offers a competitive salary, group-sponsored health and dental, short-term and long-term disability, a company-matched 401k plan, company paid life insurance, 11 paid holidays and 4 weeks paid time off. BSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to diversity. #LI-DS1 External Company Name: British Standards Institution, The External Company URL: www.bsigroup.com
          Salesforce Business Analyst - cPrime - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
cPrime Inc. is currently seeking a _Salesforce Business Analyst_ to join our marketing and sales operations team. Who We Are: One of the fastest growing Agile...
From Indeed - Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:02:19 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Jr. Front End Developer      Cache   Translate Page      
OR-Portland, If you are a Jr. Front End Developer with experience, please read on! What You Will Be Doing Design, create, and modify websites Help design the look and style of the company online presence Analyze user needs to implement web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity Integrate web sites with other computer applications Keep up-to-date on web developments and trends What You Need for this
          (USA-ME-Portland) Service Executive IV- Card Services      Cache   Translate Page      
**Position Description** This role can be remote. There is a strong preference for this individual to be located in the Western, Mountain or Central time zones. **What does a great Service Executive do?** The Service Executive within Card Services is responsible for supporting the operational needs of Fiserv Card Services’ clients. These clients consist of large financial institutions and organizations that partner with Fiserv to sell our products and services to financial institutions. The Service Executive role provides a more in depth level of support to our clients in areas such as ATM/debit, card production and processing, and is intended to alleviate tasks often times associated with Client Executive duties, thus freeing up the Client Executive for other strategic functions and additional sales opportunities. Each Service Executive is responsible for understanding the nuances associated with the product/services and for providing a high level of support to each assigned client. The Service Executive interacts with client contacts, account management team and other Fiserv Business units and departments. The position can be performed from a remote location or may also be filled in one of the main Fiserv facilities. Depending on the client’s location, the candidate may be required to work extended hours in order to support clients. **Responsibilities** : + Responsible for maintaining the primary Fiserv relationship in client's technical and operational areas + Participate with Client Executive and client on operational strategy + Schedule and facilitate client calls with National or Dedicated Key Rep/Service Executive /Risk Analyst and Client Executives as needed to review CRs, projects and open issues + Attend Project Review meetings with client to update internal groups on client projects + Create, submit, and track Project Service Requests (SR) & Engagement Requests + Attend scheduled calls with Service Delivery and client to follow up on any escalations or scope changes on a as needed basis + Create, submit and track CR’s + Participate/schedule/facilitate Post Mortem (internally) meetings + Project Coordination (AP releases, Project Implementation) - work with other Fiserv staff on execution of releases, projects etc. Ensure that projects are completed within contractual SLA's + Serve as main internal liaison to internal Fiserv teams including Business Partners + Ensure that client requests for additional services are addressed + Escalation point on issues (first line escalation remains Client Services) + Promote and maintain positive client relations **Basic Qualifications for Consideration** : + EFT and Debit Card knowledge/experience + Client service oriented + Advanced analytical skills required + Excellent verbal and written communication skills + Excellent organizational skills + Advanced PC skills (MS Excel, Access, Word) + Professional appearance and ability to travel upon request **Preferred Qualifications for Consideration** + Bank Knowledge preferred + Bachelor’s degree in business + 2+ years’ experience as an Account/Client Executive or National Client Service Representative **Travel required** : 10 - 15% **Physical Requirements:** The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. + While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: + Stand or sit for several consecutive hours; + Talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, dial a telephone and manipulate a mobile telephone during travel; + Reach, stoop and kneel; + Be physically able to install, troubleshoot and maintain computer, phone and other office equipment; + Complete reasonable janitorial functions to maintain a healthy home office space. + Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work and distance vision abilities sufficient to operate a motor vehicle with or without correction + Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period. + Light to moderate lifting is required (i.e. office supplies, computer monitors, shredders, personal luggage etc.) + Moderate noise toleration (i.e. multiple voice conversations, printer, telephone, mobile phone alerts) + Ability to tolerate the stress of overnight or extended day traveling including walking extended (up to 1 mile) distances and management (to include carrying/loading/unloading) of personal luggage + Regular, predictable attendance to ensure continuity of business commitments + Ability to withstand occasional extended work days, including night and weekend hours as business demands dictate. **Work Environment:** The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. + Home Office space must be separate from common areas of the home; + Office space must be contained in a permanent structure with a physical address; + Noises not affiliated with an office environment must be controlled; + Access to home office must be reasonably controlled to prevent damage to equipment or access to sensitive data. _Fiserv is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet._ Fiserv is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet. Visit http://www.careers.fiserv.com/eeo for more information.
          Weather For Portland - 10/10/2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Portland, ME
Last Updated on Oct 10 2018, 5:51 am EDT

  • Fair 66.0 F (18.9 C)
  • Wind: Southwest at 6.9 MPH (6 KT)
  • Dew Point: 64.9 F (18.3 C)
  • Pressure: 30.02
  • Humidity: 96%

5 Day Forecast

  • 2018-10-10: Chance Rain Showers 53º/76º
  • 2018-10-11: Rain 53º/58º
  • 2018-10-12: Mostly Cloudy 43º/60º
  • 2018-10-13: Mostly Sunny 40º/53º
  • 2018-10-14: Partly Sunny 47º/55º

          Finding (Politically Viable) Climate Solutions as the Stakes Rise      Cache   Translate Page      

Cutting fossil fuel subsidies, updating building codes, offering electric vehicle ridesharing programs for farm workers, and more. In this show, we talk climate solutions.

A new landmark United Nations climate report concluded that world leaders have just 12 years to fundamentally restructure society, including dramatic changes to the energy system, if we are to avoid the most disastrous impacts of climate change.

That’s not a very sunny outlook. Particularly in today’s partisan political landscape. And yet, stakeholders continue to push for climate policy action.

In this episode, we speak to experts at the clean economy group Green for All, the conservative think tank R Street Institute, and the policy firm Energy Innovation about the policies believe are necessary — and politically feasible — to implement.

Recommended reading:

  • Vox: A Green New Deal is on the ballot in Washington state this year
  • Portland Business Journal: Oregon cap-and-trade backers eye 2019 after failed short-session bid
  • Washington Examiner: Confessions of a Former Carbon Tax Skeptic
  • Book: Designing Climate Solutions

Subscribe to the Political Climate podcast via Apple PodcastsGooglePlayTuneIn