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The average home appraisal in July came in an average of 0.63% lower than owners’ estimates, according to Quicken Loans’

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NBA Experience Grand Opening Is A Slam Dunk At Walt Disney World Resort
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It was a championship-worthy celebration Monday morning at Disney Springs for the grand opening of NBA Experience. Amid cheering fans
‘El Norte,’ the Acclaimed and Timeless Saga About Immigrants and the American Dream, Returns to Movie Theaters for One Day Only
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El Norte, the epic, widely acclaimed masterpiece about the dreams of immigrants from Central America and the promise of America,
FCC Formally Approves Byron Allen’s Acquisition Of Bayou City Broadcasting For $165 Million
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PHOTO FILE: Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas
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5 Ways that you can ensure each of your employees can keep your information safe

Texas state officials reported on Friday, August 16th, that at least 20 government agencies throughout Texas were breached. The State is deploying resources to those jurisdictions most seriously impacted, although they didn’t specify where they were due to security reasons.

With assistance from the Texas Military Department and Texas A&M’s Cyberresponse and Security Operations Center, the State’s Department of Information Resources is leading the response to the breach, assisted by the Division of Emergency Management.

“Local jurisdictions who have been impacted should contact their local TDEM Disaster District Coordinator,” the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) advised in its statement, adding: “DIR is fully committed to respond swiftly to this event and provide the necessary resources to bring these entities back online…Currently, DIR, the Texas Military Department, and the Texas A&M University System’s Cyberresponse and Security Operations Center teams are deploying resources to the most critically impacted jurisdictions. Further resources will be deployed as they are requested.”

  • Ransomware Has Hit Other Government Entities This Year

The State of Texas hasn’t reported how much of a ransom is being requested. However, based on what other state governments have had to pay, it could be quite high.

Other states like Florida, Maryland, and Georgia were…

The following is the list of people with a great deal of interest and influence over the crypto world scene in 2019. If you are searching for Whales (big players that show their hand in the Bitcoin market), we have rated them on a scale of 1 to 10, based on the influence they could have on the price of Bitcoin. We’ve analyzed their media ranks in terms of traffic over the past 6 months
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Off Media announced that it is producing a documentary, entitled It Ain’t Over, about the incredible life and career of baseball Hall of Famer, Yogi Berra. The legendary New York Yankee was arguably the greatest catcher to ever play the game, but his skill on the field has long been overshadowed by his off-the-field persona. Known mostly today for his quips, or “Yogisms,” people have forgotten that he won ten World Series Championships, three MVP
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Saks Fifth Avenue today opens one of the largest luxury men’s shoe destinations in the country, continuing the Grand Renovation of its Fifth Avenue flagship. The new 8,000 square foot shoe space unites men’s footwear in one central location on the sixth floor, and opens with more than 60 luxury brands ─ 15 of which are new to Saks. As part of the experience, the reimagined men’s footwear area includes over 2,000 SKUs, 160 exclusive
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On October 4, 2019, a series of limited edition colored vinyl will be released to mark the anniversaries of Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique (30th anniversary), Ill Communication (25th anniversary), including the Root Down EP, and To The 5 Boroughs (15th anniversary). All versions are pressed on 180gram vinyl and can be pre-ordered here. Paul’s Boutique 30th Anniversary (2LP Violet Colored Vinyl) To mark the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ 1989 landmark second album, Paul’s Boutique
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At NCD’s Recommendation, All U.S. Dental Schools Will Train Students To Manage Treatment Of People With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities
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As recommended by the National Council on Disability (NCD), all U.S. dental schools must now revamp their curricula and training programs to be inclusive of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).

The Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) recently passed votes requiring dental schools to now train their students in…

New Poll Reveals California Voters Want the State to Meet Many Challenges Facing Older Adults, Families
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An overwhelming majority of California voters support Governor Newsom’s Executive Order calling for a Master Plan for Aging (Master Plan), according to a recent We Stand With Seniors statewide survey. Beyond supporting the plan’s development and examining the top aging-related priorities…

Township of Maplewood, NJ Provides Media Notification of Data Security Incident
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The Police Department to the Township of Maplewood, NJ (“Maplewood Township”) is providing notice of suspicious activity that was discovered and remediated from the Police Department network. Upon discovery of the activity, Maplewood Township commenced an immediate investigation into the event, which included working with a leading third-party forensic…

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PHOTO FILE: A heroin user prepares to shoot up on the street in a South Bronx neighborhood which has the highest rate of heroin-involved overdose deaths in the city on October 7, 2017 in New York City (Credit: Spencer Platt)
Global observance is an opportunity to reflect on those lost and work toward overdose prevention

The National Safety Council is calling on Americans to observe International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31 by taking time to remember lost loved ones and acting to prevent overdose. Opioid overdose deaths, in particular, have reached alarming numbers in the U.S. in recent years.

Of the 61,311 preventable drug overdoses in the country in 2017, just over 43,000 involved opioids. Preventable opioid overdose deaths increased by nearly 14 percent in 2017 from 2016 and are up 633 percent since 1999.

“Opioid misuse touches one in every four Americans, and these deaths are completely preventable,” said Lorraine M. Martin, president, and CEO of the National Safety Council. “International Overdose Awareness Day is an opportunity for those who have lost loved ones to remember and reflect. It is also a time to reduce stigma and prevent future deaths by supporting education and advocacy efforts.”

Community members are encouraged to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day in some way, such as hosting or attending a candlelight vigil; participating in an educational program, such as how to administer naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug; disposing of unused medications in their home, or sharing an art-based project memorializing lives lost.

Additional activities include:

  • Adding the name of a loved one who died of an opioid overdose to the Celebrating Lost Loved One’s map at https://losttoopioids.nsc.org
  • Accessing the NSC Facebook page to get a purple International Overdose Awareness Day frame for your Facebook profile picture, available starting Aug. 20; or sharing the NSC Facebook Live virtual candlelight vigil, starting at 11 a.m. CT Aug….

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Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced today that SIE has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Insomniac Games, Inc. (“Insomniac Games”), a leading game developer and long-time partner of SIE, in its entirety. Insomniac Games is the developer of PlayStation®4’s (PS4™) top-selling Marvel’s Spider-Man and the hugely popular PlayStation® Ratchet & Clank franchise. Upon completion of the acquisition, Insomniac Games will join the global development operation of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (“SIE WWS”). Insomniac Games is the 14th studio to join the SIE WWS family. This addition furthers SIE’s continued commitment to creative excellence and innovation in game development exclusively for the PlayStation platforms.

Based in Burbank, California, and Durham, North Carolina, Insomniac Games is the award-winning studio behind many of PlayStation’s most highly-successful franchises, including Spryo the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank, and Resistance. Most recently, Insomniac Games, in partnership with SIE and Marvel Games, launched Marvel’s Spider-Man, one of 2018’s most highly-acclaimed PS4™ games. Marvel’s Spider-Man has sold through more than 13.2 million copies worldwide as of July 28, 2019.

In addition to the studio’s signature storytelling infused with humor and highly interactive worlds, Insomniac Games has been recognized for its collaborative workplace culture, having earned 20 awards since 2005.

Building on a working relationship between Insomniac Games and SIE spanning more than 20 years, this acquisition enhances the creative force within SIE WWS and formally adds a studio to the PlayStation family that continues to raise the bar on open-world, story-driven games. The day-to-day operations of Insomniac Games post-closing of the acquisition are expected to…

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How To Build A Perfect Team Of Freelancers: Interview With Ewelina Kołoda
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PHOTO FILE: Ewelina Kołoda in Gdansk, Poland. July 2, 2019 (Credit: Agnieszka Janowska)
CEO and Owner of Nakatomi Poland Agency and Nakatomi LLC

Erich Rüthers: Hello Ewelina, it is a pleasure for us that you accepted our invitation, even though we all know that it is not easy to find a gap in schedule being as busy person as you are.

Ewelina Kołoda: Hello, thank you very much for choosing me, it’s an honor to be appreciated not only in Poland. It will be a pleasure for me to answer all of your questions.

Q: Ewelina, both you and your companies are from Poland, Gdańsk. How did you manage to make your company well-known in the USA and start living, working and studying in Hawaii?

A: That’s true, we are thriving in the USA and some other countries right now. As I fell in love with Hawaii, I had to find a way to run my company and chase my dreams of living in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is all about creating a huge team of freelancers working for us from more than 30 countries. It wasn’t easy, but following the idea of ‘turquoise organization’ it is possible to live and work from any place in the world.

Q: How did you make it logistically? As we found out in the American press, that you are currently working with over 80 companies and you used to be working with over 2000 companies in total

A: I have always been a very…

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Consumers across major global markets – including China, India, Indonesia, the United States, and Germany – remain confident, according to The Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Index. Large improvements are seen in several major economies, including France, South Korea and Turkey, while confidence waned in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Overall, a smaller number of markets are seeing further improvements in confidence. High levels of confidence may therefore not translate into greater spending
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Dell Technologies and AT&T are jointly exploring the development of key open infrastructure technology areas for the next-generation network edge that will be required by service providers to support new use cases and service opportunities in a cloud-oriented 5G world. Realizing the full potential of 5G innovation: 5G is not simply an evolution from 4G. 5G requires massive transformation. It demands new, distributed architectures that use software-defined, disaggregated and open infrastructure to automate the delivery
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Yue Wang was born and raised in Chengdu, China before leaving to study and earn her first degree in Bulgaria, soon after she would discover her passions for filmmaking and moved to the United States and planted down in the star studded city of Hollywood where she began her career in entertainment as a Chinese female producer. Sounds like an adverse and hard road already, but somehow Yue makes it seem easy. So, we sat
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As recommended by the National Council on Disability (NCD), all U.S. dental schools must now revamp their curricula and training programs to be inclusive of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). The Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) recently passed votes requiring dental schools to now train their students in managing treatment of patients with ID/DD. Previously, patients with ID/DD were largely unable to obtain dental care treatment because dental students were simply not required
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MX Signs Four-year Sponsorship of Patriot Boot Camp, Helping Veteran Communities Build Businesses

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MX, the leading data platform for banks, credit unions, and fintechs, has signed a four-year sponsorship of Patriot Boot Camp. MX will also be hosting the next bootcamp August 23-25

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