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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly rocketed off to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday with Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka. But Kelly will be in orbit for much longer than a typical astronaut on an ISS mission would.
Kelly will live aboard the ISS for a year in an effort to study the effects on the human body of living in space. (A typical ISS mission lasts for about six months.) Kornienko will also serve for the full year
Scientists will probe Kelly's health as well as the health of his identical twin, Mark, a retired astronaut (and husband of Gabby Giffords, who has had some above-Earth adventures of her own). Mark will be Earth-bound, taking part in different experiments while his brother is away Read more...More about Space, Lists, Nasa, Mars, and Space Station
The 2015 BIA Conference, presented by Printing Industries of America, is designed for any post press operations including, binderies, graphic finishers, and custom loose-leaf manufacturer’s looking to network with industry peers, brainstorm ideas about operating techniques, advance knowledge with leading edge speakers, and connect with top suppliers and industry experts. This year’s conference will co-locate with the Print Leadership Summit, whose attendees are company presidents/CEO’s, and top level marketing and sales executives.
The annual conference will be held May 18-20, 2015 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, MN. The post press community will come together with printers to exchange ideas and shape the future of the graphic arts industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts, learn about new technologies, and current market trends.
The Print Leadership Summit (PLS) is the premier annual event for business leaders, top managers and owners of companies that offer printing services! Whether you consider your company a marketing service provider, a packaging solutions firm, a display graphics enterprise or a supply chain management company, if you PRINT, the Print Leadership Summit is for you! The keynotes and break out sessions focus on transformation stories—with leaders of companies in a diverse range of sizes sharing stories of how they’ve adapted and are thriving in this post-recession business environment. Sessions focus on topics that matter right now, covering sales growth, marketing strategy, pricing, operational issues, mergers and acquisitions, what makes buyers tick, digital media integration, staffing considerations and new business opportunities. In addition to the 20+ sessions, there will be plenty of opportunity to network and even relax during the afternoon luncheons and evening receptions. This year the Bindery Industries of America annual conference is co-locating with PLS and is offering a series of sessions that PLS attendees are free to attend as well. This is an unapologetically “by and for printers” leadership event and you’ll find virtually every session relevant to your business!
Year after year, PIFE Conference attendees benefit from the exceptional opportunities afforded to them. They find new ways to save money, explore potential investments to grow their business, and gain insight into the current marketplace. This year’s conference features expert keynotes and sessions providing critical intelligence and giving your company a competitive edge.
It can be easy to plunge into financial pitfalls without the help of other professionals in your field. Through PIFE’s excellent networking opportunities, you do not have to traverse the financial landscape alone. PIFE Annual Conference attendees share a common goal—to pull each other over the hurdles and prosper as an industry.
Spring is a time for renewal, and by attending the 2015 PIFE Conference, you can develop new plans for your future. This one-of-a-kind educational and networking event delivers results. We want you to leave this conference with a strategic financial plan ... and many valuable professional relationships.
Excellence through People, Processes, and Performance
For more than a quarter century, the Continuous Improvement Conference has delivered quantifiable results as the only industry event focused on helping companies achieve operational excellence. Attendees have directly linked higher profits, lowered waste, and improved lead times to this conference. It provides the knowledge to develop a productive company culture, implement and maintain a structured improvement system, and apply tools to reduce waste and errors. Learn from some of the most progressive companies in the industry. This highly esteemed program features nationally known keynote speakers, breakout sessions delivered by printing leaders and CI experts, networking opportunities, and plant tours.
Oh Internet, where would we be without you? We certainly wouldn't be instant messaging someone we met at Machu Picchu six years ago. Or trawling through an album of a girl we went to primary school with entitled 'OMG! It's a Boy!' We wouldn't be able to craft a sentence using only emojis, or replace IRL laughs with a message thread of LOL's. Before the Internet, literally only meant in the 'literal manner or sense' and not also 'used for emphasis while not being literally true'. And there was no such thing as 'unfriending' someone.
We no longer require homes, bars, offices or cafes to keep in touch with people. We can do it literally anywhere we happen to be. This begs the question: when we connect to our devices, are we disconnecting from the people around us? Are we hiding behind a screen from the physical world and becoming antisocial in turn? While there is a sense of panic about how the Internet is detrimental to communication, there are also lots of people who believe that it is actually enhancing our relationships. For better or worse, here are a few of the ways the Internet is changing the way we communicate, and how you can keep abreast of tech advances thanks to eBay: Read more...More about Brandspeak
This is the end of the line, bub
That's what Hugh Jackman essentially told the world Saturday via Instagram, finally ending speculation about whether he'd continue to play the popular role of Wolverine in Marvel's X-Men film series.
A photo posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:40am PDT
If we take Jackman at his word, that means his next stint as Wolverine in the untitled sequel to 2013's The Wolverine, slated for release in 2017, may rule him out for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, which is set to hit theaters in 2016 Read more...More about Movies, Film, Hugh Jackman, Marvel, and X Men
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The two llamas that led authorities on a chase through Sun City, Arizona, late last month now have the attention of federal officials.
According to the llamas' owners, Bub Bullis and Karen Freund, the U.S. Department of Agriculture took issue with the fact that they did not have the proper license to showcase the therapy animals. Freund said the USDA has not responded to her calls asking to resolve the matter, as everything has to be in writing, so she and Bullis are giving up for the time being.
"They just totally destroyed everything I had planned for my retirement," Freund, who was unaware of the license, told The Guardian. The two said they previously brought the llamas to schools without any issues. Read more...More about Arizona, Us, Watercooler, Memes, and Conversations
Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi demanded on Saturday that Houthi rebels in his country surrender.
At an Arab League meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Hadi called on rebels to give up territory they took in recent offensives, and demanded that their leaders turn themselves over to government forces. The president added that Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels will continue until they cease fightingPresident, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, and Us World
RioCan and Kimco Jointly Announce Agreement for RioCan to Acquire Kimco’s Interest in Two Canadian Properties and Kimco’s Purchase of RioCan’s Interest in One U.S. Property
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China's reputation as a global juggernaut, fueled by booming business over the last few decades, continues to be marred by its poor human-rights record. The latest example is the plight of five women's rights activists who are currently jailed for holding peaceful public protests
International leaders have publicly called for the release of Wu Rongrong, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan and Li Tingting, who are all imprisoned under China's Article 293 law, which punishes anyone who "undermines public order" with "provocative and disturbing behaviors."China, Beijing, Womens Rights, Activists, and Protesters