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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/17/2018 Newsdump Edition

    11/17/2018 5:32:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump will be in fire ravaged California today. At least 71 are dead as a result of the "Camp Fire" with more than 1-thousand missing...... The Central Intelligence Agency believes that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul on October 2nd....... The government of Yemen and Houthi rebels are set to atttend negotiationa aimed at ending the three-year civil war.... In France today one protester was killed when protesters gathered at some 2,000 locations in opposition to RISING GASOLINE PRICES..... The name of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been...
  • WI business owner gives employees a very interesting Christmas gift: handguns

    11/16/2018 11:22:09 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies
    The Blaze TV ^ | November 14, 2018 | Sarah Taylor
    A glassware manufacturer in Hortonville, Wisconsin, gifted employees handguns for Christmas this year. Ben Wolfgram, who co-owns BenShot — a company that produces glassware embedded with bullets — opted to gift his employees handguns in an attempt at team building and for personal safety. The Appleton Post-Crescent reported Wolfgram’s business has 16 full-time employees — some of whom are U.S. military veterans. Wolfgram told the outlet that most of his employees were gratified by the prospect of a handgun, and only two initially declined the gift. They appeared to reconsider, however, after taking a gun safety course on the company’s...
  • Amazon’s missed opportunity: Failing to put part of HQ2 in a red state

    11/16/2018 1:09:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 15, 2018 | Mitchell Schnurman, Business columnist
    Amazon has been an aggressive advocate for diversity. That includes providing strong support for immigrants, minorities, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, the military, women engineers and more. When the company was searching for a second headquarters, it made diversity a key issue. To achieve long-term success, Amazon said last year, the winning city must have a diverse population and a community that supports it. Does that also mean diversity in politics, geography and even home prices? Apparently not, because Amazon chose two locales — New York City and Washington — that have a lot in common with its hometown...
  • Logistics-Focused Company Adding 100+ New Jobs (Indiana)

    11/16/2018 12:26:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Building Indiana ^ | November 12, 2018 | Press Release
    FreightRover, a provider of supply chain management and payment solutions technology for the logistics and transportation industry, announced plans to scale up its operations in Indiana, creating up to 120 new, high-wage jobs by 2020. The company has already hired 30 new employees toward its goal since planning its job growth in 2017. “With a strong logistics industry and thriving tech sector, Indiana offers companies like FreightRover the perfect location to scale up their operations and provide good career opportunities for Hoosiers,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “As a state, we’re committed to supporting logistics-minded firms like FreightRover by investing...
  • Infosys to open tech hub in Texas, hire 500 American workers

    11/15/2018 11:09:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | November 14, 2018 | The Press Trust of India
    Highlights • Last year, Infosys had announced setting up of four such hubs and hiring about 10,000 locals in the US by 2019 • Infosys has hired over 6,200 American workers since May 2017...
  • Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress

    11/15/2018 10:47:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 24, 2018 | Sui-Lee Wee
    BEIJING — China’s vibrant technology scene is searching for people like Shen Yue. Qualifications: Must be attractive, know how to charm socially awkward programmers and give relaxing massages. Ms. Shen is a “programmer motivator,” as they are known in China. Part psychologist, part cheerleader, the women are hired to chat up and calm stressed-out coders. The jobs are proliferating in a society that largely adheres to gender stereotypes and believes that male programmers are “zhai,” or nerds who have no social lives. “They really need someone to talk to them from time to time and to organize activities for them...
  • Private equity hiring never been hotter, VPs receiving up to 4 job offers a week & bonuses soaring

    11/15/2018 6:23:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 15, 2018 | Meghan Morris
    It's never been a better job market for private equity professionals, with the sector seeing the most active hiring market ever, according to a new report. In a survey of 630 North American investment professionals released Tuesday, recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles found that more than half of respondents saw an increase in base salary this year compared with 2017. More than three-quarters of that group saw their base salary increase up to 20%. Managing partners saw the biggest increase, with base compensation up 13.6%, to $768,000. Bonuses are rising, too: 77% of those surveyed said their bonus increased from...
  • Wisconsin Company Shocks Liberals, Gives Each Employee a Gun for Christmas

    11/15/2018 12:56:20 PM PST · by deandg99 · 15 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 11/15/2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    A glassware company in Wisconsin has announced that each employee will get a brand new gun for Christmas, according to reports. Shot glass-maker BenShot of Appleton, Wisconsin, told the media that the gifts will also serve as a “team building” exercise, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent newspaper. Along with “team building,” BenShot owner Ben Wolfgram said he is also promoting self-protection.
  • USMCA Sneaking UN Law of the Sea Treaty Through The Back Door?

    11/15/2018 6:37:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    USMCA trade agreement, Sustainable Development, and LOST USMCA Sneaking UN Law of the Sea Treaty Through The Back Door The legal dictionary defines sovereignty as “the power of a state to do everything necessary to govern itself, such as making, applying and executing laws; imposing and collecting taxes; making war and peace; and forming treaties or engaging in commerce with foreign nations.” It is thus quite surprising that the new USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada) trade agreement which is to replace NAFTA contains a new chapter (24) on Environment which was not in the NAFTA agreement. The three Parties recognize Sustainable Development...
  • Brexit Latest: "Traitor" Theresa May Cuts Deal That Causes Outrage Across UK, Cabinet Resignations

    11/15/2018 3:59:29 AM PST · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "She wants us to remain....I see this as an absolute betrayal. I see it as the worst deal in history..." Nigel Farage on "The Nigel Farage Show"-11/14/2018 As of 530 am Eastern there have been five resignations from Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet following release of her Brexit deal with the EU led by Brexit Minister Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey. The deal is considered flawed in four ways as laid out by Tory dissenter Jacob Rees-Mogg. 1. The 39 billion pound payment to the European Union 2. Treating Northern Ireland differently than other parts of...
  • Yet Another Trillion-Dollar Unfunded Liability, California Wildfires Edition

    11/14/2018 6:43:53 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies
    Dollar Collapse.com ^ | November 10, 2018 | Staff @ Dollar Collapse
    Yesterday an entire California town burned down. Paridise, CA has (had) 27,000 residents and over 1,000 buildings, and now it’s pretty much gone. A fire started nearby on a windy day and within hours everything was ash and cinders. That fire and several others are still expanding across the state, threatening tens of thousands of homes. The sets of the TV show WestWorld are gone. Malibu has been evacuated. And dry, windy conditions persist, so the story is nowhere near over. If this sounds familiar, it’s because massive, sometimes uncontrollable California wildfires are now an annual occurrence, due in part...
  • Spirit Aero now plans for 320 new jobs with new Air Capital Flight Line building (1,000 other jobs)

    11/14/2018 12:52:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jerry Siebenmark
    Spirit AeroSystems plans to add 320 new jobs as part of the construction of a new building at Air Capital Flight Line in south Wichita. The new jobs are part of an $18 million industrial revenue bond request from Air Capital that the Wichita City Council approved Tuesday. The bonds are essentially low-interest loans that companies have to repay. They are used for capital improvement projects. Air Capital was created by developers Johnny Stevens and Dave Murfin after they bought the Boeing Wichita property on south Oliver in 2014. Air Capital is located directly across Oliver Street from Spirit’s Wichita...
  • New Jersey manufacturer relocates headquarters to Seminole (Florida)

    11/14/2018 12:23:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 14, 2018 | Malena Carollo
    A New Jersey manufacturing company is relocating its international headquarters to Seminole. S.S. White Technologies, which specializes in flexible shaft technology, moved into a 90,000 square foot facility at 8300 Sheen Drive. "Moving a manufacturing plant from New Jersey to Seminole was a huge task, but well worth it," said CEO Rahul Shukla in a release. "My only regret is that we didn't move to Florida many years earlier." Of the 116 employees at the new location, 80 were hired after the move. The company also has several open positions listed on its website. For more information, visit https://www.sswhite.net/now-hiring.
  • Oil Rebounds After Biggest Daily Loss In 3 Years

    11/14/2018 7:44:01 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 11 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-14-2018 | Irina
    Crude oil prices crashed yesterday, losing 7 percent in just one day, which was the biggest daily loss in three years and today continued down in early trading as headwinds overwhelmed any bullish factors. After a rather rocky start to Wednesday trading, oil prices managed to tick upward, with WTI trading at 2.32% by 10:14am EST. Brent had rallied 2.63% to trade at $67.19 at the time of writing, despite pressure by a vicious combination of demand outlook, oversupply concerns and a couple of other factors such as President Trump’s call on OPEC to keep production at current levels.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 11/14/2018

    11/14/2018 4:56:12 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned today saying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for "surrender to Hamas terror". This could set the stage for new elections.... A thousand protesters were on the streets of the southern Israeli city of Sderot near the Gaza border last night protesting the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas..... "The worst deal in history" That's the response of "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage to Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for Britain to withdrawal from the European Union. He said all it achieves is a 40 billion pound payment to the EU for the deal. Brexiteer activists...
  • New Gov Takes a Kick at the Kans.

    11/13/2018 8:32:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | November 13, 2018 | Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers
    I know from experience that laws are hard to pass -- and they're just as hard to change. That's by design. Laws are meant to provide some stability from one administration to the next. But apparently, someone needs to share that insight to the new governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly (D). The state's next chief executive didn't waste any time letting locals know that their democratically-passed adoption law would be the first thing she'll scrap. Forty-eight hours after her win, the administration seems to have a new motto: upholding the law is optional.Kelly, who must have graduated from Barack Obama's...
  • Oil Prices Plunge Below $15 In Canada

    11/13/2018 9:07:17 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 29 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-13-2018 | Nick
    Canadian oil prices briefly plunged as low as $15 per barrel last week, after a U.S. federal judge blocked the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Canada’s oil industry has lurched from pipeline crisis to pipeline crisis, with projects blocked at every turn. Just a few months ago, the Trans Mountain expansion – a proposed pipeline to be built from Alberta to the Pacific Coast – also ran into trouble and is now ultimately in doubt. The inability to build new capacity capable of shipping higher levels of oil out of Alberta has crushed Western Canada Select (WCS), a price...
  • Here’s why this company is looking to hire hundreds of people in central Kansas (350 jobs)

    11/12/2018 6:33:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 30, 2018 | Jerry Siebenmark
    The Pfizer drug manufacturing plant that sits on the northern edge of this central Kansas town of 13,201 is on a hiring spree. Already at about 2,000 people — 1,700 of whom are full time with the remainder temporary and contract employees — Pfizer’s McPherson plant is looking to hire 350 more workers. It’s already had job fairs in Wichita and Salina as part of its efforts to increase employment at the plant that manufactures sterile, injectable medicines....
  • Look Who's Hiring 2: More Oregon companies that are bringing on armies of workers

    11/12/2018 1:07:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Portland Business Journal ^ | October 22, 2018 | Andy Giegerich, Deputy managing editor
    Within an hour of publishing our last Portland company jobs roundup, several business leaders reached out with a question. Here's the gist: "We're hiring too, any chance we can get into the next such story?" Which is why we decided to accelerate our planned "who's hiring" update (we tend to run them seasonally), including a few companies that we've featured in the past along with the new outfits that saw fit to contact us. You can get jump into the websites of more than 20 companies looking to bring on hundreds of new hirees. One of those companies is TEC...
  • Colombian Pipeline Bombed For The 78th Time This Year

    11/12/2018 8:23:26 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-12-2018 | Irina
    Colombia’s Cano Limon crude oil pipeline that can transport 210,000 bpd of crude has been bombed again, for the 78th time since the start of this year, Ecopetrol, the state oil company, said, as quoted by Reuters. Previous attacks have been blamed by the Colombian army on a rebel group, the national Liberation Army, or ELN, which is considered a terrorist group by the European Union and the United States. The pipeline was not operational at the time of the attack, which is the second in as many months. In September, Reuters reported that the pipeline was bombed again in...