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  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/17/2018 7:45:09 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump told the mainstream media today that he agrees with the notion of the intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections. He responded to the media frenzy over comments he made after his meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tonight Trump tweeted that 'the meeting between President Putin and myself was a great success, except in the Fake News Media!" In Nicaragua today government police and paramilitaries assaulted an opposition controlled neighborhood in the city of Masaya. Three were reported killed, dozens wounded with opposition youth being hauled away by the government forces..... The government of...
  • Kim Jong Un 'extremely enraged,' berates North Korean officials for unfinished projects

    07/17/2018 7:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    North Korea leader Kim Jong Un launched -- not a missile -- but an unusual public attack on his own officials during inspections of several ongoing projects in the Hermit Kingdom, visits he said that left him “appalled” and “speechless” due to a lack of progress and attention to detail. Kim’s statements, released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Tuesday, were made during his “field guidance” visits at construction sites in the country. The despot’s disappointment was reportedly visible during a visit to the Orangchon Power Station construction site in the northeast. After officials briefed him about the...
  • Department store apocalypse is taking its toll on NYC

    07/16/2018 8:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 14, 2018 | Steve Cuozzo
    I’m going to miss Lord & Taylor like mad when the Fifth Avenue flagship closes next year. It isn’t only because of the unlikely bargains I scored on its often-deserted men’s floors — a red vinyl Perry Ellis-label jacket, marked down from $79.95 to $39.95 that strangers hilariously mistake for Armani, and a wool winter coat as good as any for $49.99. I won’t miss the once-charming but more recently cheap-looking holiday windows that weren’t worth waiting on line for. But Lord & Taylor, like every big department store, offered a welcoming civility that softened the city’s rough edges. New...
  • 'Papa John' Schnatter evicted from company headquarters in Louisville

    07/16/2018 7:48:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2018 | Michael Bartiromo
    “With respect to John H. Schnatter," the board of directors at Papa John’s says “Papa John” Schnatter will no longer have a work space at the company headquarters in the wake of his latest controversy. On Sunday, Papa John’s International, Inc. issued a press release stating that the company will be terminating a sublease agreement with Schnatter, which had allowed him the use of office space within the building. The decision came following the board’s previous actions toward terminating Schnatter’s “founders agreement,” and removing his likeness from marketing materials after he admitted to using the N-word during a conference call...
  • Of Pipelines and Alliances: President Trump at NATO

    07/16/2018 6:21:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 16, 2018 AD | John F. Di Leo
    During the July 2018 NATO summit, elements of the USA newsmedia focused on President Trump’s accurate attacks on Western Europe’s contradictory actions and positions in the arenas of defense and commerce. What the USA newsmedia covered much less was how welcome those points were to NATO members from Eastern Europe, whose memories of Russian aggression are much more recent, perhaps, than those of Western Europe, making them as wary of these issues as Mr. Trump is. Delegates from Poland, Lithuania, and Romania, for example, appeared just as happy about Mr. Trump’s comments as delegates from England, France and especially Germany...
  • RP – a Chinese province? (Philippines)

    07/16/2018 12:31:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Guardian ^ | July 17, 2018 | Modesto P. Sa-onoy
    THE government is investigating the source of the tarpaulins that suddenly appeared in several places in Manila proclaiming the Philippines as a Province of China. I don’t think this is a prank but that there are sectors in this country that want to call attention to the possibility that at the rate the Duterte government is handling the West Philippine Sea and Scarborough Shoal issues, this country will truly become a province of China. The idea of the Philippines as a Chinese province should not be seen as an impossibility. Even now the Chinese government is already engaged in clear...
  • Boost your chances of getting hired with one simple thing

    07/16/2018 10:09:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jill Cornfield
    Given what your mother always told you to do, you’d be surprised how few people do the one simple thing that can help push you closer to getting hired. That’s right. It’s the thank-you note. Just a quarter of entry-level job applicants typically sent a thank-you note after completing a job interview in 2017, according to iCIMS’ Class of 2018 Jobs Outlook report. iCIMS is a global talent acquisition software company. It might seem as dated as flip phones but sending a thank-you letter is critical, said Vicki Salemi, a career expert at Monster.com in New York. “There is no...
  • Paul Massey’s New Brokerage Hiring 50 Agents (New York and New Jersey)

    07/16/2018 9:24:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Globe Street ^ | July 16, 2018 | Betsy Kim
    NEW YORK CITY—Paul J. Massey Jr. and his new company, Building by Building, Block by Block (B6) founded with former colleagues Neil Heilberg and Michael Wlody, are looking to hire 50 brokers. They’ve already recruited an experienced management team of 20 people. Having officially launched on July 1 in temporary space at 275 Madison Ave., B6 plans to open permanent offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey—all within its first year. Similar to Massey Knakal, the firm Massey originally started with Bob Knakal in 1988, which Cushman & Wakefield acquired in 2014 for $100 million, B6 will use a...
  • Public Union: Public Enemy (Video)

    07/16/2018 7:21:02 AM PDT · by Boomer · 6 replies
    PragerU ^ | 7/16/2018 | PragerU
    Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this happen and can it be stopped? Akash Chougule, senior policy fellow for Americans for Prosperity, has the answers in this sobering video from Prager University.
  • Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues

    07/16/2018 6:45:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | July 12, 2018 | Michael Tennant
    Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues From Medicaid Payments The Trump administration is taking steps to prevent labor unions from withholding dues for home healthcare workers from their Medicaid payments, an Obama-era innovation that many observers believe is illegal. On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed undoing a 2014 rule allowing states to skim public-sector union dues from Medicaid payments to independent home healthcare providers on the theory that those providers are de facto public employees — a privilege that has netted unions anywhere from $71 million (CMS’ estimate) to $200 million...
  • Trump Era Gun Checks Remain near Record Levels in June of 2018

    07/16/2018 6:36:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people believed that President Trump would preside over an era of decreasing firearm sales. Firearm sales dropped a little from the record levels in the 2016 presidential election year. They did not drop much. 2017 had the second highest ever yearly total NICS checks. 2018 is trending higher than 2017. In 2017, at the end of June, the total NICS checks were 12,601,112. 2018 is becoming the second highest year on record. In 2016, the all time record year, they were 13,829,491 at the end of June. In 2018, they have moved up from 2017 and are approaching...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/15/2018 8:08:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Syrian government media says that Israel attacked an airbase southwest of Aleppo tonight. The foreign government funded Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says warehouses near the base used by Iranian militias and the Syrian army were hit. The group reports that five were killed in the attack involving multiple aircraft. The attack comes on the eve of a summit meeting between the President of Syria's close ally Russia, Vladimir Putin, and President Donald Trump. Topics like Syria, Iran, Ukraine and other matters.... Meanwhile, there's talk in Washington of an impeachment document being filed this week in the House involving Rosenstein....
  • The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

    07/15/2018 4:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2018 | Richard Harroch
    Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories of early stage startups growing to be multi-billion-dollar companies, such as Uber, Facebook, WhatsApp, Airbnb, and many others. In this article, I give an overview of 35 key steps for entrepreneurs who are starting a business, with links to additional articles addressing some of the topics in more depth. 1. Understand the Commitment and Challenges Involved in Starting a Business Starting...
  • Reality check: Does name-blind hiring help improve diversity?

    07/15/2018 3:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Global News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jane Gerster
    There will be no names on the hundreds of resumés the hiring committee of a Toronto law firm sifts through this summer. Lenczner Slaght plans to remove every name from every resumé submitted as part of the 2019 summer student hiring process, which begins next month and will see upwards of 450 candidates whittled down to fewer than 10 hires. It’s an attempt to prevent unconscious bias from seeping into hiring decisions and knocking white women and men and women of colour out of the running on the basis of non-white and non-male sounding names....
  • Seoul's Central Asian enclave undergoes demographic change

    07/14/2018 10:29:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | Kwak Yeon-soo
    Near the subway station of Dongdaemun History and Culture Park just west of downtown Seoul, there's a small ethnically diverse enclave along the alleys, better known as Central Asia Street, packed with restaurants and shops displaying signs in Russian. It's a home away from home for ethnic minorities from Mongolia, Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries. The neighborhood is often called Mongolia Town as Mongolians are the dominant population in the neighborhood. But the early settlers were Russians and the neighborhood was once known as Little Moscow. In the wake of the "Wind of Change" that swept Eastern Europe in...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/14/2018 8:47:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The barrage of rockets into Israel from Gaza continued into the early morning hours of Sunday. It all began Friday night and Israel has responded with air strikes into Gaza aimed at targets of the Hamas terrorist organization that rules there. Four Israelis were injured in the attacks by some 200 plus rockets including three in a synagogue on the Sabbath. Two were killed in Gaza in the Israeli attacks in response. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that if Hamas didn't get the message from Saturday's military response, they will get it on Sunday. The Israel Defense Forces have...
  • Cruise line plans to hire up to 200 at-home agents in Triad (North Carolina)

    07/14/2018 6:20:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The News and Record ^ | July 12, 2018 | Richard Craver, The Winston-Salem Journal
    The Triad’s economic-development groups said Thursday they have successfully recruited Norwegian Cruise Line to create a work-from-home agent cluster in the region that could lead up to 200 full-time jobs. The agents, serving in an entry-level position, will be the first point of contact for guests and travel agents looking to design a vacation on the cruise line, which visits 300 destinations globally. The cruise line plans to begin its hiring process with interviews taking place Wednesday. It said it may take as long as 18 months to complete its hiring initiative. The interviews will be held at Forsyth Technical...
  • Sanderson Farms begins hiring at Tyler poultry complex (1,400 jobs in Texas)

    07/14/2018 5:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KLTV-TV ^ | July 13, 2018 | Stephanie Frazier
    Sanderson Farms, Inc., says they are beginning the hiring process for its newest poultry complex, which is under construction in Tyler. The company says they are seeking to hire over 1,400 hourly team members, with initial operations set to begin in early 2019. A statement from the company gives more details: “For those interested in pursuing hourly employment with the Fortune 1000 company, Sanderson Farms is hosting “Sanderson Way Career Interest Sessions” on Tuesday, July 17; Wednesday, July 18; and Thursday, July 19 at the Skills Training Center on Tyler Junior College’s West Campus. Career interest sessions will begin at...
  • The Student Debt Bubble Expands As Parents Do More Of The Borrowing

    07/14/2018 5:05:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Dollar Collapse ^ | 07/14/2018 | John Rubino
    Not so long ago, student debt was mostly the responsibility of students. That is, you paid for college with loans and then paid off those loans with the proceeds of the good job you got with an advanced education. These days it’s a little different. The cost of higher education is soaring, the jobs available to college grads don’t pay as much, relatively speaking, as they used to, and the size of loans available to students – though huge – don’t cover the full cost of many degrees. One might expect these changes to lead more students to work for...
  • 3D printing jobs update: CEL, Simplify3D, RP Support, Additive Industries

    07/14/2018 12:11:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    3D Printing Industry ^ | June 28, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    As a growing manufacturing industry, 3D printing is ripe with new job opportunities from enthusiastic and applied individuals. In this latest 3D Printing Jobs update, we have open positions in both the U.S. and Europe, including vacancies in metal 3D printing, software development and design engineering. Sign up to 3D Printing Jobs now to make the most of current and upcoming positions. If you’re an employer looking to fulfil a new role, you can also post a job on our specialist site here. Happy job hunting! Design engineer / mechanical systems designer, CEL, UK CEL is a British design firm...