Sunday, February 23, 2020

Business and Politics

Politics

So you want to be a member of the DNC?

A few caveats right off the bat In most cases (some state party chairs are paid), members of the DNC are not compensated for their services. They work on behalf of the party; this work can require travel and a commitment to work on behalf of their state organization and to help support candidates. If you are […]

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 19: Rep.-elect Steve Knight, R-Calif., celebrates after drawing the 1st pick in the room lottery draw and selection for the incoming members of the 114th Congress on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
Politics

National Democrats spend to pick their GOP opponent for competitive California House seat

Another prominent Democratic group, House Majority PAC, has also launched a $293,000 TV and radio buy here. Its TV ad isn’t up yet, but HMP’s s opening radio spot “attacks” Knight as a Trump Republican, which is exactly the type of argument that is actually designed to make him more appealing to conservative voters. All […]

Politics

Sanders Looks to Knock Out Biden as Pressure Builds on Democrats

At the same time, the anti-Sanders camp remains split: Mr. Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Mr. Buttigieg and Ms. Klobuchar are all insisting on staying in the race while Mr. Bloomberg is spending heavily on advertising in Super Tuesday states like Texas and California, where Mr. Sanders could build up a delegate lead if the remaining […]

Politics

National Security Wiretap System Was Long Plagued by Risk of Errors and Omissions

The timing is driven by the pending expiration of three investigative powers unrelated to the Page wiretap issues, including the F.B.I.’s ability to collect business records for an espionage or terrorism case. The draft bill would extend those powers while ending legal authority for a defunct system that gave counterterrorism analysts with the National Security […]

Politics

Some Republicans really can change. I know, because I was one of those Republicans

And I wasn’t any ol’ garden-variety Republican: I was a Reagan-worshiping, supply-side, family values, welfare-queen-myth-believing, anti-gay rights, anti-choice, anti-feminist, pro-beer/anti-weed, vegetarian-mocking, religious conservative Republican. In 1984—before my skull had completely hardened—I’d planned to cast my first-ever vote for Ronald Reagan. But the line was really long, and I was late for that day’s showing of […]

Amazing Sports

Canadiens Deal Kovalchuk to Capitals

One day after Alexander Ovechkin scored his 700th NHL goal, Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan moved to add another top-five Russian scorer in NHL history to his roster. The Capitals traded their 2020 third-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Ilya Kovalchuk. The Canadiens will retain half of his salary. WELCOME KOVY!!! […]

Health News

Health Women

90 Weight Loss Challenge 2: Electric Boogaloo : loseit

Health Men

Dr. Pimple Popper Squeezes ‘Blue Cheese’ From a Patient’s Eyebrow

In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper removes a chunky “blue cheese” cyst from right below a patient’s eyebrow. The cyst was labeled a “blue cheese” cyst by a fan due to the grayish-white appearance of its contents. The growth is likely an epidermoid cyst, which is often filled with an overgrowth of dead […]

Health Men

Zamboni Driver and Emergency Backup Goalie Wins Game for Hurricanes

Dave Ayres was having a normal Saturday night with his wife watching the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes play the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena when Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer left the game with an injury. That meant Ayres, a 42-year-old Zamboni driver who had a kidney transplant 15 years ago, had to leave the stands […]

Health Women

Day 1? Starting your weight loss journey on Sunday, 23 February 2020? Start here! : loseit

Today is your Day 1? Welcome to r/Loseit! So you aren’t sure of how to start? Don’t worry! “How do I get started?” is our most asked question. r/Loseit has helped our users lose over 1,000,000 recorded pounds and these are the steps that we’ve found most useful for getting started. Why you’re overweight Our […]

Health Women

It took me 3 years to lose 60 pounds after kids, but this month marks the first year of maintaining my goal weight! F/30/5’7″ [185lbs > 125lbs] : loseit

Here’s me. https://imgur.com/a/e6BvXGw Yes I have many stretchmarks. Sorry I don’t have a better before picture, I avoided cameras like crazy back then. It was a wild ride. Bouncing up and down the first few years and failing over and over. I was constantly obsessed with food! It took me a long time to really […]

Technology

Technology

Tesla electronics ‘years ahead’ of Toyota and VW

Hideyoshi Kume, Nikkei tech/automotive staff writer February 23, 2020 Print this page Toyota Motor and Volkswagen each sell 10m cars, give or take, every year. Tesla delivered about 367,500 in 2019. But when it comes to electronics technology, Elon Musk’s scrappy company is far ahead of the industry giants. This is the takeaway from Nikkei […]

Technology

JPMorgan lines up ex-regulator to chair UK digital bank

JPMorgan has lined up a former senior City regulator to lead its efforts to launch a digital bank in the UK as it becomes the latest large US lender to attempt to force its way into the crowded British market. Clive Adamson, former head of supervision at the Financial Conduct Authority, has been asked to […]

Technology

Want to get more from your data? Stop focusing on efficiency

Ever since Henry Ford came up with the idea of using moving assembly lines to build automobiles faster at lower cost and at higher quality, efficiency has been the driving force in industry. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong approach for modern businesses. We’re no longer in an industrial economy. Today, information powers our world. Efficiency drives […]

Technology

AI offers new hope in defeating superbugs

Hal, the artificial intelligence of 2001: A Space Odyssey, was no friend to the crew of Discovery One. In the course of its mission, the malicious machine attempted to kill everyone on the spaceship. MIT researchers hope that halicin, its namesake, will do the opposite. In lab tests the antibiotic, discovered by an AI program, […]

Technology

AI is not just another technology project

AI, unlike any other initiative is a business transformation enabler and not another technology system implementation that business users need to be trained on. Traditionally, businesses choose either the classic waterfall approach of linear tasks, or the agile approach, where teams review and evaluate solutions as they are tested out. In contrast, implementing AI technology […]

Technology

Helix of an Elusive Rare Earth Metal Could Help Push Moore’s Law to The Next Level

To cram ever more computing power into your pocket, engineers need to come up with increasingly ingenious ways to add transistors to an already crowded space. Unfortunately there’s a limit to how small you can make a wire. But a twisted form of rare earth metal just might have what it takes to push the […]

Travel

s v Tsamaya | Bob & Janice Waller

Bob & Janice Waller Bob & Janice Waller Like so many others we love to travel and we love to sail so cruising makes a lot of sense. Janice has retired from Cornell as a business manager and Bob has retired from South Seneca school district as the high school principal. It’s time to sell […]

sunset in Arequipa

Arequipa | Travel Blog

Advertisement Published: October 11th 2010 Edit Blog Post sunset in Arequipa From Ica we took our first overnight bus 12 hours down to Arequipa. The bus companies in Peru don’t have the most reliable reputations; Cruz del Sur is supposed to be the most safe, but a bit more expensive than the others. We got […]

Writer’s Rock | Adventure Journal

You write a sentence or two, you stare out the window, pensively. Write some more words, look at the window, notice the leaves rustling, a squirrel on alert in a nearby tree. More writing, more looking. Perhaps a shove away from the desk, a short spell of pacing, then sitting down again this time to […]