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Ryder Technician Stephen Radford Wins 2015 Top Technician Competition and Keys to a Brand New Corvette

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder today announced that it has awarded Stephen Radford the title of “2015 Top Technician,” along with keys to a brand new Corvette and a cash prize.

キュリオ・ア・コレクション・バイ・ヒルトンがブランド初の中南米のホテルとしてアンセルモ・ブエノスアイレスを開業

アルゼンチン・ブエノスアイレス & 米バージニア州マクリーン--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ)--現代的なラグジュアリーと名高い歴史が見事に調和するアンセルモ・ブエノスアイレスが本日、キュリオ・ア・コレクション・バイ・ヒルトンに加わりました。ヒルトン・ワールドワイド(NYSE: HLT)の急速に拡大している個性的なホテルの世界的コレクションであるキュリオは、地元ならではの魅力の発見と本物の体験を熱心に求める旅行者のニーズにお応えします。ブエノスアイレスのサンテルモ歴史地区に位置するアンセルモ・ブエノスアイレスは、市内でも特に長い歴史を持つ広場として知られ多彩なカフェ、バー、ショップ、アンティークショップが並ぶドレーゴ広場にあります。 キュリオ・ア・コレクション・バイ・ヒルトンのグローバルヘッドのダイアナ・ヴォーンは、次のように述べています。「当初、1906年に壮麗な邸宅として建てられたアンセルモ・ブエノスアイレスは、18世紀に遡る地域の豊かな歴史を映し出しており、興味深い文化的体験の第一歩にふさわしい場所です。輝かしい歴史を称えつつ今日の旅慣れたゲストの皆さまの

Opternative Revolutionizes Eye Exams with Launch of Online, Ophthalmologist-Issued Prescription Service for Glasses and Contacts

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opternative, the world’s first online eye exam service, is now available to provide consumers with a convenient and affordable physician-issued prescription for glasses or contacts. By using a computer and smartphone, consumers can take a 25-minute or less eye exam from the comfort of home and receive a prescription within 24 hours to use at any online or neighborhood optical retailer. Opternative exams cost $40 for a prescription for glasses or contacts and $60 for bo

Beacon Roofing Supply to Acquire Roofing Supply Group from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $1.1 Billion in Cash and Stock

HERNDON, Va. and DALLAS, Tx.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (Nasdaq: BECN) (“Beacon”), the largest publicly-traded distributor of residential and commercial roofing materials and complementary building products in the United States, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Roofing Supply Group (“RSG”), a leading roofing products distributor owned by investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”), in a cash and stock transaction

中興通訊與Telcel在Campus Party上共同推出拉美版Blade V6

墨西哥瓜達拉哈拉--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美國商業資訊)--全球領先的行動裝置製造商中興通訊(ZTE),今天在Campus Party上與營運商合作夥伴Telcel共同推出中興Blade V6。中興Blade V6是有史以來首次在Campus Party期間推出的手機,其在Campus Party期間舉辦的獨家發表會上向“Campusero”(駭客、開發者、遊戲玩家和極客)推出。 中興Blade V6是中興通訊經濟實惠的高階Blade系列中最新、最薄的裝置,並於上週在2015世界行動大會-上海(Mobile World Congress Shanghai)期間首次發表(當時以“Blade D6”命名推出)。在Campus Party發表會期間,興奮不已的年輕Campusero們能夠相互聯網,並在創新的「中興通訊Drone區」測試全新的Blade V6。 中興通訊副總裁Oscar Lara在發表會上表示:「自首次踏足墨西哥市場以來,讓每一個墨西哥人擁有一部中興通訊智慧型手機一直是我們的長期目標。我們距離達成這一目標正越來越近,而且我們一直提供搭載具有競爭力的功能且帶來超出

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Joins American Business Act on Climate Pledge

DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway Energy today joins some of the largest companies in the nation at a White House meeting to officially launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.

iHeartRadio Joins Snapchat Discover

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iHeartRadio Joins Snapchat Discover

Aalto Bio Reagents Launches First Full Suite of Hepatitis B Virus Human Plasma

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AACC – Aalto Bio Reagents, the largest provider of raw materials and controls to the in-vitro diagnostics industry and to research laboratories, today announced the availability of the first full range of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) human plasma intended for production of positive controls and QC in the industry. There are over 4 million acute clinical cases of HBV, and about 25% of carriers, 1 million people a year, die from chronic active hepatitis, cirrhosis or primary

The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning

TechCrunch - 24 min 28 sec ago
 Enterprise software is about to undergo radical transformation — a substantial change that will make the shift to software as a service (SaaS) look like a simple facelift. This transformation is being powered by machine learning. Read More

Photo of Timothy Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics, and Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF, at Special Olympics Inclusive Global Development Roundtable Available on Business Wire's Website and AP PhotoExpress

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A photo is available on Business Wire's website and AP PhotoExpress of Timothy Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics, and Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF, at Special Olympics Inclusive Global Development Roundtable. Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics, and Anthony Lake, Executive Director for UNICEF, listen to insights from Special Olympics Botswana Athlete Brightfield Shadi about the need for greater global inclusion of individuals with disabi

The Factory of the World - Documentary On Manufacturing In Shenzhen

Slashdot - 58 min 28 sec ago
szczys writes: This Hackaday documentary (video) looks at the changing ecosystem of manufacturing in the Pearl River Delta (Shenzhen, China) through interviews with product engineers involved with the MIT Media Lab manufacturing program, Finance professionals in Hong Kong, and notables in the Maker Industry. Worth checking out for anyone thinking of a hardware startup or just interested in how hardware gets made.

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Khloe Kardashian silences skeptics by releasing original version of magazine cover

Mashable - 1 hour 20 sec ago

If a Kardashian appears on the cover of a magazine and people don't tweet about the shot being excessively photoshopped, did it even happen?

Khole is this month's Complex Magazine cover star, and the reality star's sexy fitness-themed photoshoot is already causing a furore online — where skeptics doubt the photo's authenticity, and wonder how much of her body was digitally altered

See also: 20 ways to keep up with the Kardashians on Etsy

Seriously I can't believe this shoot I did for @complex!!! I'm still blown away by how talented @stevengomillion is!!! Shout out to my glam team @1maryphillips and @cesar4styles. @monicarosestyle you always know how to make me feel so comfortable on set!! You are my security blanket!! I love you all madly! Check out the article at http://trib.al/sl3Mrey

A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Jul 27, 2015 at 7:16am PDT Read more...

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The One Rule That Changed My Work-Life Balance Forever

The Brand Box - 1 hour 31 sec ago

I get really frustrated when I read productivity articles.

How to do more in your workday, how to hustle and work 14 hour days without burning out, the twelve apps you should use to automate your work life…

enough.

Here’s the backstory:

I’ve been in the workforce for 21 years now. I’ve managed teams since year three, and I’m now an executive at a growth-trajectory software company. If anyone knows about the “busy trap”, I do.

I’ve come close more than once to utterly burning myself out on work. (Mostly because my self-worth was far, far too tied to my professional accomplishments, but that’s for another post and my therapist’s notebook.)

Most people, when consulted on this affliction, would give me advice about how to do more in less time. Or how to delegate more. Or what apps to use or books to read or whatever system they use to get through tasks and email more efficiently.

Here’s the thing, though.

There is always more work to do.

As elementary as that sounds, it’s exactly that realization that helped me institute my one rule that has gotten me off prescription sleep aids**, helped me reduce my dosage of anxiety meds**, and all in all provided me with a better quality of life:

No work after 7pm on weekdays. No work on weekends that requires a computer.

It’s that simple.

And sure, I’ve broken it a couple of times for extenuating circumstances, urgent matters, or important projects.

But the point is that after-hours work is now the exception – the distant one – instead of the rule. And when it happens, I do what needs to be done, and then I put it down again.

But did my productivity suffer?

I didn’t do an empirical study, measuring how many tasks I completed before the change and after the change.

But I can tell you without a shred of doubt that, if anything, my productivity increased after the adjustment.

Because I slept. Because I arrived at Monday mornings refreshed, recharged, and ready to tackle work again. Because my brain had time to NOT think about challenges so I actually had a fresh perspective with which to tackle them the next time. Because I spent time with my kid and my dogs and my horse and reclaimed some life.

No one died. I didn’t miss deadlines. Our company didn’t go out of business.

In fact, they have a happier, more balanced, more productive employee.

I’ll admit I’m lucky. But.

While I work for and with some of the most driven people I know, they also understand how to prioritize. We have email conventions (like 911 in subject lines) that communicate when items are TRULY urgent (i.e. creating significant business risk or opportunity), and those are easy to filter with email rules.

My boss doesn’t work insane hours, either, and he doesn’t email me at all hours. That helps.

But even if you have those things happening, it’s up to you to draw boundaries because no one else will do it for you. I promise. You can take that from me, thanks to experience.

All the productivity tools in the world won’t do a thing if you’re just allowing the work to keep pouring in unchecked.

Unless you’re saving lives — and most of us aren’t — you have to draw the line and say “work can wait”.

And it really, truly can.

We don’t get merit badges on our gravestones lauding our productivity or our inbox zero or our slide deck design.

If you really want work-life, balance, you have to create it.

By doing something radical.

You have to do it by sometimes not working.

 

**remember, I’m not a doctor. This is a tale of what worked for me and my personal outcomes, and it was guided carefully by my doctors, but please let medication changes be the territory of YOUR doctor and YOU, and not my blog post. K?

NASA shows off the International Space Station in glorious 4K

Engadget - 1 hour 3 min ago
NASA's International Space Station team recently got a big camera upgrade in the form of RED's Epic Dragon, and it's more than a little eager to show off what this high-resolution gear can do. The agency has started posting 4K videos (sorry, no 6K ye...

​State looks to partner with private sector on healthy snack program targeting Hawaii obesity

A joint government initiative aiming to reduce obesity in Hawaii through providing healthy snack options for Hawaii state employees is expanding. The Choose Healthy Now project launched in May 2014 at snack shops in six state and federal government building on Oahu and will add 12 more locations this year. Department of Health Director of Communications Janice Okubo told PBN the state seeks to partner with private sector businesses in the coming months. Participating vendors label items green,…

Cuomo maps out plan to replace LaGuardia Airport (Video)

Eighteen months after calling LaGuardia Airport in Queens a "third-world facility," Vice President Joe Biden was on hand at a Manhattan hotel Monday as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo map out a plan to replace the airport. Cuomo described LaGuardia as "a terrible front door to New York. It's a lost opportunity. It is almost universally decried." Cuomo announced a $4 billion plan to move the entire airport 600 feet closer to the Grand Central Parkway. A single, unified passenger facility will replace…

New Hawaii law expands school care options for students with diabetes

Under a new Hawaii law, Department of Education employees may volunteer to be trained to provide medical assistance to students with diabetes. This month, Hawaii joined 29 other states that have similar laws allowing trained faculty to administer insulin, glucagon or other medications for diabetic students, in absence of a school nurse. The law also allows students to carry supplies with them to school campuses and to school-related activities. “Diabetes is a disease that must be managed 24-7,”…

Whole Foods to sell its own beer in Texas

Store-brand cereals may cause discerning kids to sneer, but will store brand beer cause adults to cheer? That's what Austin-based Whole Foods Market Inc. (Nasdaq: WFM) will learn soon. It announced July 27 that the beer made at its first in-store brewery in Houston will soon be distributed across Texas. Whole Foods announced it will begin distribution of its craft beer at all 10 of its Houston-area stores on Aug. 8. The rest of the state's Whole Foods shoppers will get a chance to buy the beer on…

HI-5 container fees set to decrease in September

At the beginning of September, manufacturers and distributors of beverage containers in Hawaii will pay half a cent less in fees. On Sept. 1, Hawaii’s HI-5 recyclable beverage container fees will decrease due to the decline in the rate of containers redeemed by the state’s residents. “Since its inception, the HI-5 program has recycled more than 6.67 billion containers,” Keith Kawaoka, Hawaii’s Department of Health deputy director of Environmental Health, said in a statement. “Despite…

Five things to know this week: Grocery war declared; Eat your heart out in Bham

Happy Monday, Birmingham! What do you need to know for this week? Here are five suggestions: 1) Grocery shop online. I was shopping at Publix Sunday afternoon and saw a lady in a bright green shirt that said “Shipt” on it talking to a couple about how she’s not there to shop for herself. She works part time buying groceries for people who ordered their groceries online, so her list was someone else’s future meals. My first thought was I hope she gets their request right and in a reasonable…