Network Business – Scots Beavers http://scotsbeavers.org/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 06:33:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://scotsbeavers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4.png Network Business – Scots Beavers http://scotsbeavers.org/ 32 32 Right-wing news network One America has been dropped by the biggest TV provider https://scotsbeavers.org/right-wing-news-network-one-america-has-been-dropped-by-the-biggest-tv-provider/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 03:09:50 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/right-wing-news-network-one-america-has-been-dropped-by-the-biggest-tv-provider/ DirecTV is removing One America News from its service, a spokesperson for the TV provider has confirmed. DirecTV is the network’s largest distributor and has been airing the right-wing news channel since April 2017. OAN has become known for being pro-Trump and spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and the 2020 election. Loading Something is loading. DirecTV […]]]>
  • DirecTV is removing One America News from its service, a spokesperson for the TV provider has confirmed.
  • DirecTV is the network’s largest distributor and has been airing the right-wing news channel since April 2017.
  • OAN has become known for being pro-Trump and spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and the 2020 election.

DirecTV is removing the conservative media channel One America News Network from its channel line-up, a DirecTV spokesperson confirmed to Insider.

The satellite TV provider is the network’s biggest distributor and has been broadcasting the right-wing news channel since April 2017.

The provider is also dropping OAN’s sister network – A Wealth of Entertainment – both of which are subsidiaries of Herring Networks.

“We have advised Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not expect to enter into a new contract upon the expiration of our current agreement,” a DirecTV spokesperson told Insider via email.

Bloomberg announced Friday for the first time that DirecTV would not renew its contract with Herring Networks after April. One America News also appears on Verizon TV provider Fios, online


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KlowdTV service and other smaller distributors, according to the network’s website.

OAN’s YouTube channel was suspended in November 2020 for spreading false information about COVID-19, according to CBS News.

The network has become known for being pro-Trump and spreading disinformation, particularly about the election and the ongoing pandemic.

Former President Donald Trump once called the channel one of his favorites, according to Bloomberg, and tweeted on this in 2020: “That’s why @FoxNews daytime and daytime weekends have lost their ratings… Many great alternatives are forming and exist. Try @OANN and @newsmax, among others!”

OANN and AWE did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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UK virus-hunting labs seek to bolster global variant network https://scotsbeavers.org/uk-virus-hunting-labs-seek-to-bolster-global-variant-network/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 07:25:22 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/uk-virus-hunting-labs-seek-to-bolster-global-variant-network/ Research assistants work on sequencing machines analyzing genetic material from COVID-19 cases at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, England, Friday January 7, 2022. The laboratory is an example of how British scientists have industrialized the process of genome sequencing during the pandemic, reducing the time and cost needed to generate a unique […]]]>

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Research assistants work on sequencing machines analyzing genetic material from COVID-19 cases at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, England, Friday January 7, 2022. The laboratory is an example of how British scientists have industrialized the process of genome sequencing during the pandemic, reducing the time and cost needed to generate a unique genetic fingerprint for each case of coronavirus analyzed. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Air conditioners hum constantly in the Wellcome Sanger Institute laboratory, countering the heat given off by rows of high-tech sequencing machines that operate seven days a week analyzing the genetic material of COVID-19 cases from across the UK.

The lab is an example of how British scientists have industrialized the process of genomic sequencing during the pandemic, reducing the time and cost needed to generate a unique genetic fingerprint for each case of coronavirus analyzed. It has made the UK a world leader in COVID-19 sequencing, helping public health authorities track the spread of new variants, develop vaccines and decide when to impose lockdowns.

But now researchers at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge and labs across the UK have a new mission: to share what they’ve learned with other scientists, because COVID-19 knows no national borders.

The omicron variant now fueling a new wave of infection around the world shows the need for global cooperation, said Ewan Harrison, lead researcher at Sanger. Omicron was first identified by scientists in southern Africa who quickly published their findings, giving public health authorities around the world time to prepare.

Because dangerous mutations of the virus can occur anywhere, scientists need to monitor its development everywhere to protect everyone, Harrison said, drawing a parallel with the need for accelerated vaccinations in the developing world.

“We need to be globally prepared,” he said. “We can’t just put a fence around a country or parts of the world because that won’t be enough.”

Britain made sequencing a priority at the start of the pandemic after Professor Sharon Peacock of the University of Cambridge identified the key role it could play in the fight against the virus and secured government funding for it. a national network of scientists, laboratories and testing centers known as the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium. This has enabled the UK to mobilize the academic and scientific expertise accumulated since British researchers first identified the chemical structure of DNA in 1953.

The consortium is now supporting efforts to strengthen global sequencing efforts with a training program focused on researchers from developing countries. With funding from the UK government, the consortium and Wellcome Connecting Science plan to offer online courses on sampling, data sharing and working with public health agencies to help researchers develop national sampling programs .

“There is an inequity in access to sequencing around the world, and (the project) is committed to contributing to efforts that close this gap,” the group said, announcing plans to offer the first courses at the start. of this year.

By sequencing as many positive cases as possible, researchers hope to identify the variants of concern as quickly as possible, then track their spread to provide early warnings to health officials.

The UK has contributed more COVID-19 sequences to the global clearinghouse than any country other than the US and has sequenced a higher percentage of its cases than any major country in the world.

Researchers in the UK submitted 1.68 million sequences, covering 11.7% of reported cases, according to data compiled by GISAID, which promotes rapid information sharing on COVID-19 and influenza. The United States provided 2.22 million sequences, or 3.8% of its reported cases.

Most countries do some sequencing, but the volume and speed varies greatly. While 205 jurisdictions have shared sequences with GSAID, more than half have sequenced and shared less than 1% of their total cases.

Over the past two years, labs across the UK have refined the process of collecting and analyzing COVID-19 samples until it resembles just-in-time manufacturing strategies. Specific protocols cover every step – from swabbing to sequencing to reporting – including systems to ensure supplies are in the right place at the right time to keep work going.

This reduced the cost of analyzing each genome by 50% while reducing the turnaround time from sample to sequence from three weeks to five days, according to Wellcome Sanger.

According to Dr. Eric Topol, director of innovative medicine at Scripps Research in San Diego, Calif., increasing sequencing capacity is like building a pipeline. In addition to buying expensive sequencing machines, countries need supplies of chemical reagents, trained personnel to do the work and interpret the sequences, and systems to ensure data is shared quickly and transparently.

Getting all of these pieces in place has been a challenge for the United States, let alone developing countries, Topol said.

Genome sequencing “as a surveillance tool around the world is essential, as many of these low- and middle-income countries lack the sequencing capabilities, especially with a reasonable turnaround time,” a- he declared. “So the idea of ​​there being a helping hand from the Wellcome Center is great. We need this.

At Wellcome Sanger’s state-of-the-art laboratory, samples are constantly arriving from all over the country. Lab assistants carefully prepare genetic material and load it onto plates that are inserted into sequencing units that decipher each sample’s unique DNA code. Scientists then analyze the data and compare it to previously identified genomes to track mutations and see if any new patterns emerge.

With COVID-19 constantly changing, the priority is to search for new, more dangerous variants, including those that may be resistant to vaccines, Harrison said. The information is essential to help researchers modify existing vaccines or develop new ones to fight the ever-evolving virus.

Harrison praised South Africa for its work on the highly transmissible variant of omicron and the rapid sharing of its research with international authorities. Unfortunately, many countries then restricted travel to South Africa, which hurt its economy.

Harrison said developing countries must be encouraged to release data on new variants without fear of economic repercussions, because punishing countries like South Africa will only hinder the sharing of information needed to combat the virus. COVID-19 and future pandemics.

“The key thing, obviously, is this constant routine monitoring,” he said. “And I think the most important step now is to scale that up globally.”

For now, it’s also a lot of work, every day, to keep watch. But such vigilance has its benefits, said Tristram Bellerby, director of the lab.

“It’s good to see that our work has been helpful in finding these new variants,” he said. “Hopefully at some point it can help us out of this situation we’re in.”

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Mobilitie and AEG deploy cutting edge 5G network on Crypto.com Arena and LA LIVE https://scotsbeavers.org/mobilitie-and-aeg-deploy-cutting-edge-5g-network-on-crypto-com-arena-and-la-live/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:19:48 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/mobilitie-and-aeg-deploy-cutting-edge-5g-network-on-crypto-com-arena-and-la-live/ News and research before you hear about it on CNBC et al. Claim your 1-week free trial for Street Insider Premium here. The new Mobilitie wireless network will facilitate the arrival of 5G technology increases operational efficiency and transforms the fan experience NEWPORT BEACH, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Leading telecommunications infrastructure company Mobilitie and […]]]>

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The new Mobilitie wireless network will facilitate the arrival of 5G technology increases operational efficiency and transforms the fan experience

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Leading telecommunications infrastructure company Mobilitie and AEG have teamed up to bring next-generation wireless technology and cutting-edge connectivity to the Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles and its adjacent 4 million square foot sports and entertainment district, LA LIVE. The wireless network is already being rolled out and will be integrated with all major wireless operators.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220111005359/en/

Crypto.com Arena (Photo: Business Wire)

Mobilitie’s 5G rollout in Crypto.com Arena and LA LIVE will not only meet future wireless demands, but will also enable expanded digital initiatives, improved site operations, and improved communications with fans. The updated network will equip Crypto.com Arena and the entire LA LIVE campus with one of the most advanced multi-operator wireless networks in the country.

“Through our long-standing partnership with Mobilitie, we offer sports and live entertainment fans who visit us from around the world an unparalleled wireless experience at two of downtown Los Angeles’ most iconic locations. This next step in our relationship underscores AEG’s enduring commitment to delivering an unparalleled fan experience through cutting-edge technology that also takes our operations and venue efficiency to the next level, ”said Nick Baker, Director of operations, AEG Global Partnerships.

The rapidly changing landscape of sports and live entertainment requires a critical wireless connectivity backbone capable of providing guests and staff with a reliable and modern wireless experience. Whether at home or on location, fans expect real-time engagement with social media and photo sharing, live video streaming and more. As a result, large-scale sports and entertainment venues around the world have seen a steady increase in data usage every year, facilitating the need for growing network innovation and connectivity solutions. more robust in the industry.

“We have built a strong relationship with AEG over the past few years and are delighted to officially begin our expanded partnership in places and venues as iconic as LA LIVE and Crypto.com Arena,” said Christos Karmis, President and CEO. direction of Mobilitie. “Mobilitie is a pioneer in providing 5G connectivity to our customers, and we are honored to play a key role in creating a vibrant mobile experience for all fans and guests here. We have the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the industry who will ensure AEG, sports fans, visitors and guests have a 5G experience that exceeds expectations through our neutral host network.

About mobility

Mobilitie, a BAI Communications company, is one of the leading telecommunications infrastructure companies in the United States. A global provider of complete wireless solutions, our next-generation infrastructure includes communications towers, indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS networks, small cells, fiber, IoT, Wi-Fi, and private networks that help to provide wireless connectivity where it is needed. Our engineers innovate solutions to improve wireless service in the largest and most complex sites across all major industries, including sports and entertainment arenas, commercial and hotel properties, college campuses, healthcare facilities , government agencies and transportation terminals.

To learn more, visit www.mobilitie.com or www.baicommunications.com.

ABOUT AEG

Based in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world leader in sports and live entertainment. The company operates in the following business segments: Facilities, which, through its affiliation with ASM Global, owns, operates or consults over 300 leading arenas, stadiums, convention centers and performance venues worldwide ; Music through AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of contemporary live music performances, including the production and promotion of global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival; Real Estate, which develops world-class locations, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like Crypto.com Arena and LA LIVE, Mercedes Platz in Berlin and The O2 in London; Sports, as the world’s largest operator of high profile sporting events and sports franchises, including the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Eisbären Berlin; and Global Partnerships, which oversees global sales and sponsorship servicing, including naming rights, premium seats, and other strategic partnerships. Through its global venue network, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, and integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 160 million guests annually.

You can find more information about AEG at www.aegworldwide.com.

Mel Rubbelke

mobility@gregoryfca.com

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Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert set to step down after 2022 NFL draft https://scotsbeavers.org/steelers-general-manager-kevin-colbert-set-to-step-down-after-2022-nfl-draft/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/steelers-general-manager-kevin-colbert-set-to-step-down-after-2022-nfl-draft/ It feels like the end of an era in more than one way in Pittsburgh. Kevin Colbert – who has led the Steelers’ staff since 2000, winning two Super Bowls while becoming one of the NFL’s most respected executives – expects the 2021 season to be his last as general manager, according to sources. Colbert’s […]]]>

It feels like the end of an era in more than one way in Pittsburgh.

Kevin Colbert – who has led the Steelers’ staff since 2000, winning two Super Bowls while becoming one of the NFL’s most respected executives – expects the 2021 season to be his last as general manager, according to sources.

Colbert’s contract runs until the 2022 NFL Draft, and he has told people he intends to stay at work until then, sources say. But while he was not adamant in conversations with those close to him, Colbert admitted that this was likely his final season and that he is expected to retire the most. possible soon after the draft.

With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger grateful that Sunday will likely be his last regular season game, the Steelers appear to have their biggest turnover in decades at key locations. The organization has been a model of stability and success, with Roethlisberger, Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin, who have yet to experience a lost season, forming the triumvirate.

Now Pittsburgh will reload with a new QB and a new GM. They have at least two key potential candidates in-house, vice president of football and business administration, Omar Khan, and professional recruiting coordinator Brandon Hunt.

Colbert won two Super Bowls with the Steelers, went three, and compiled a record of 225-124-3. He touched on his future in an interview with NFL.com ahead of the season, saying he will talk about it with those close to him and assess all options when the time comes, while explaining that this is why he has spent the last few seasons on a series of one-year agreements.

When Ozzie Newsome stepped down as general manager for the Baltimore Ravens in 2019 and gave way to Eric DeCosta, he remained in an advisory role. Likewise, it’s conceivable that Colbert could stay in Pittsburgh for the short term.

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Five IT trends your business can’t ignore in 2022 https://scotsbeavers.org/five-it-trends-your-business-cant-ignore-in-2022/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 20:34:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/five-it-trends-your-business-cant-ignore-in-2022/ BEDFORD, Texas, January 7, 2022 / PRNewswire / – What opportunities and dangers will your IT network face in the New Year? As a national provider of managed IT services serving small and medium-sized businesses, Iconic IT has a few opinions on the matter. “This will be another year of rapid technological change for small […]]]>

BEDFORD, Texas, January 7, 2022 / PRNewswire / – What opportunities and dangers will your IT network face in the New Year? As a national provider of managed IT services serving small and medium-sized businesses, Iconic IT has a few opinions on the matter.

“This will be another year of rapid technological change for small and medium-sized businesses,” said Mike fowler, CEO of Iconic IT. “Everyone will strive to strengthen their remote working capabilities while avoiding the increasingly sophisticated threats from hackers. Investing wisely will help businesses get by, ”he added.

Here are the company’s top five forecasts for the new year:

1) Businesses will invest more than ever in cybersecurity insurance. With the growth of threats, cybersecurity insurance has become a must. Expect the cyber insurance market to grow from here $ 20.4 billion by 2025, with an annual growth rate of 21%. More and more companies will also develop C-level cybersecurity committees.

2) Cloud-based office software like Microsoft’s Cloud PC will gain popularity. According to a recent report by Vision Gain Research, the market for out-of-the-box, device-independent cloud desktop technologies will double, to $ 947 billion, by 2026.

3) Businesses of all sizes will rely on SIEM cybersecurity defenses. Cyber ​​thieves wait longer in your system, up to 30-60 days, before attacking. Security incident and event management (SIEM) software can find their hiding places by searching for breadcrumbs thieves leave in your system. Between 2021 and 2027, the SIEM product market is expected to double, to $ 3.9 billion, according to evaluation reports.

4) Mobile devices will become a bigger target for hackers. With more employees than ever working remotely, they are more likely to use poorly protected cell phones and computers on an unsecured wifi network. According to Digital information world, 40% of mobile phones are prone to attacks and need better authentication and cybersecurity software.

5) AI-powered cybersecurity software will help businesses mitigate network threats to their networks and the Internet of Things. The CEPS task force report estimates 23.6% year-over-year growth over the next five years.

About Iconic IT

Iconic computing is an award-winning Managed IT Service Provider (MSP), serving Dallas Fort Worth and East Texas, Wichita Kansas, Buffalo and Rochester New York, Bonita Springs Florida, and Denver, Colorado. For more information visit Iconicit.com.

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New method reveals how businesses can operate https://scotsbeavers.org/new-method-reveals-how-businesses-can-operate/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 02:03:11 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/new-method-reveals-how-businesses-can-operate/ Many companies today use experiments to collect the data that guides their strategies. This is how Facebook knows if a newsfeed change has increased user engagement, or how a bank knows if its new promotional strategy has increased deposits. But a phenomenon called interference has always made it difficult to establish this clear cause and […]]]>

Many companies today use experiments to collect the data that guides their strategies. This is how Facebook knows if a newsfeed change has increased user engagement, or how a bank knows if its new promotional strategy has increased deposits.

But a phenomenon called interference has always made it difficult to establish this clear cause and effect. Today, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have devised a new method that sheds light on how interference affects the results of these randomized controlled trials, allowing social and behavioral scientists to account for interference in a wide range of applications.

Anytime an experimental treatment can change the behavior of units outside of the treatment group, there is interference and it blurs causal inference – the important cause-and-effect conclusions researchers draw.

“This phenomenon occurs every time I run a random experiment and my experimental units are connected to each other in some way – in social networks, in groups of friends, in households, in networks. shopping and city streets, ”said lead researcher David Puelz, UT McCombs School of Business clinical assistant professor of finance.

In social media research, people in treatment and control groups may be friends. In e-commerce research, people in each study group may live in the same household.

“Without taking interference into account, the estimates of causal effects will be very wrong,” Puelz said. “But if properly incorporated into a statistical analysis, interference can be a blessing. We have therefore designed a method that directly integrates network interference. “

The results are published online in advance in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. The research team included Guillaume Basse from Stanford University, Avi Feller from the University of California-Berkeley and Panos Toulis from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

The new method can directly test interference effects, such as fallout and peer effects in social networks. For example, Facebook can test whether a News Feed change affects not only the user, but that user’s friends as well. Policymakers can test whether wearing a mask alters viral spread within and between households, and human resource divisions in companies can determine whether wellness programs alter health outcomes among groups of employees. .

The research focused on spatial interference, drawing on data from a large-scale police experiment conducted by a separate team in Medellín, Colombia, in 2015. This team measured crime in all areas. streets of the city, identified the hotspots, then asked if additional police patrolling the streets of the hotspot was affecting crime on the adjacent streets. Did the intervention reduce crime or did it just move it to another street?

To find out, the researchers constructed a graph that encoded information about the interference structure of Medellín’s street segments and all possible combinations of police missions. Their method then uses this new graph construction with a new algorithm to divide it into two relevant subsets: overflow units which have not been processed but can be linked to a processed unit, and pure control units which have not been processed or linked.

On this smaller graph, they can then perform what is called a Fisher randomization test to determine if there is a ripple effect – whether crime on streets near guarded streets differs from those far from streets. monitored.

The research confirmed previous findings that additional street patrols reduce crime on adjacent streets. But beyond crime in Medellín, the IT approach created by Puelz and his team applies to any research disrupted by network interference.

“It can also be used on Facebook and Google in the thousands of experiments they run every day, or any other company doing A / B testing and internal experiments to improve operations,” Puelz said.


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Internet drags woman for criticizing the way small businesses treat employees https://scotsbeavers.org/internet-drags-woman-for-criticizing-the-way-small-businesses-treat-employees/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 23:31:21 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/internet-drags-woman-for-criticizing-the-way-small-businesses-treat-employees/ Thousands of commentators were furious after a business owner explained their mother’s distaste for the way they treated their only employee in a viral internet post. Originally posted on Reddit’s hugely popular r / antiwork (the subreddit has 1.5 million members), the now-deleted discussion thread written by u / theroyaldan received 38.8,000 votes and nearly […]]]>

Thousands of commentators were furious after a business owner explained their mother’s distaste for the way they treated their only employee in a viral internet post.

Originally posted on Reddit’s hugely popular r / antiwork (the subreddit has 1.5 million members), the now-deleted discussion thread written by u / theroyaldan received 38.8,000 votes and nearly 3,000 comments in just six. time. In their original post, u / theroyaldan said that they had returned home for the holidays and were discussing their small business with their mom when the conversation got intense.

Explaining that they own a small accounting firm with their wife, u / theroyaldan said they only employ one employee and they come to terms with his irregular schedule.

“He’s a single dad with weird on-call hours, so we’re very flexible,” said the Redditor. “He has no fixed hours unless it has been previously agreed and can come and go as needed.”

“We pay it well for our small town and give it a 10% increase from the new year,” they added.

u / theroyaldan said their generosity infuriated their mother.

“My mom was pissed off. Talk about how we’re overpaying him, that we have to cut his hours down and find daycare if needed,” they wrote. “That she was never treated that way when she worked and that’s what’s wrong with people these days.”

As the debate over the last handful of generations rages in vacation conversations and viral posts on Reddit, so does the debate over child care and its accessibility to American workers. Although u / theroyaldan’s “small accounting firm” takes into account the “odd on-call hours” of its only employee, this is not the case for many workers across the country.

Child care costs employers and employees billions of dollars every year, according to the Harvard Business Review. And, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it has become harder to find and pay for.

A Redditor said their mother was furious with the way they were treating the only employee at their small business.
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Before the pandemic, “inadequate child care cost working parents $ 37 billion per year in lost income and employers $ 13 billion per year in lost productivity,” reports the Harvard Business Review. And with the closure of schools across the country during the pandemic, parents have been forced to find daycare on their own.

Almost 63% of parents polled by the Harvard Business Review said they had difficulty finding child care during the pandemic, and 33% said it was “very difficult.” Data shows that, on average, the pandemic has cost parents who worked eight hours a week due to a lack of child care.

Despite the response to the way they are treating their only employee, u / theroyaldan ensured that their accounting firm was doing well and said they turned the conversation in another direction following their mother’s explosive reaction. However, others were quick to call the original poster’s mother for her “bitter” behavior.

In the post’s first comment, which itself received 17.1,000 votes, u / OswaldReuben denounced the mother’s justification for her feelings.

“The old ‘I had a hard time so other people don’t deserve better’ mindset,” they wrote. “It’s poison.”

u / adjustingstuff echoed u / OswaldReuben and said OP’s mother should have reacted the exact opposite way.

“Because I’ve never had this kindness, no one else can have this kindness. “Like WTF, it’s kind of internalized bitterness,” the Redditor asked.

“Your mother should be happy that she somehow raised a nice person,” they added.

u / theroyaldan responded to a handful of commenters and provided additional details on the situation, but many have already made up their minds on the situation – the treatment OP gave their employee is commendable and their mother’s assessment of this treatment is completely wrong.

“Congratulations on being a better person than your mother,” u / blade_smith_666 wrote.

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Central Maine Business Notes 0102: Franklin Savings Bank Chairman Retires https://scotsbeavers.org/central-maine-business-notes-0102-franklin-savings-bank-chairman-retires/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 21:46:06 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/central-maine-business-notes-0102-franklin-savings-bank-chairman-retires/ Former Franklin Savings Bank chairman Peter Judkins, left, and Richard Walker. Walker announced his retirement as chairman of the board of directors of Franklin Savings Bank. Judkins was elected by the directors to assume the chairmanship of the board in January. Submitted photo FARMINGTON – Richard Walker has announced his retirement as Chairman of the […]]]>

Former Franklin Savings Bank chairman Peter Judkins, left, and Richard Walker. Walker announced his retirement as chairman of the board of directors of Franklin Savings Bank. Judkins was elected by the directors to assume the chairmanship of the board in January. Submitted photo

FARMINGTON – Richard Walker has announced his retirement as Chairman of the Board of Franklin Savings Bank. Walker, who was elected president in 2017, has served on the board since 1991.

“It has been a real pleasure to serve on the board of directors of Franklin Savings Bank,” Walker said, according to a press release from the bank. “Being elected chairman of the board has been an honor. “

Former Bank chairman Peter Judkins of Farmington was elected by the board of directors to assume the chairmanship of the board in January.

“Franklin Savings Bank is a pillar in the communities we serve. We are very happy to help our neighbors succeed and realize their financial visions, ”said Walker. “It’s bittersweet to step down from this influential board of directors, but I have no doubts that Peter will ensure a smooth transition. “

“Rick has been a strong leader as President and after serving on the Board of Directors for 30 years he knows the ins and outs of Franklin Savings Bank. And he will be missed on the board, ”said President and CEO Tim Thompson.

In 2017, Judkins retired as president and CEO of the bank and continued to serve on the bank’s board of directors. Judkins was President and CEO for 12 years.

“Franklin Savings Bank is near and dear to my heart, as well as the Maine communities that the bank serves,” Judkins said. “Franklin Savings Bank’s mission is something I take very seriously, and I look forward to ensuring that it continues to be a strong and independent community bank for generations to come. “

Judkins has extensive experience in the financial industry, most notably as a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where he was chairman of the audit committee. Judkins also sits on the board of directors of the Franklin Community Health Network.

The bank’s former president and CEO, Gary Downs, is also stepping down from the bank’s board. Gary retired from the bank as President and CEO in 2005.

“I am proud of the work we have accomplished and the success the bank has had and continues to have. The bank would not be what it is today without the committed employees who have always shown themselves alive on a daily basis, living the values ​​of the FSB and breathing the culture of the FSB, ”said Downs. “FSB’s workforce and workplace are unique and very special. “

Kennebec Savings Bank recently awarded a Catalyst Grant to Viles Arboretum in Augusta. From left to right, Jean Conway, member of the KSB Catalyst Grants Committee; Andrew Silsby, President and CEO of KSB; Zach Nichols, member of the KSB Catalyst Grants Committee; Gary LaPierre, member of the KSB Catalyst Grants Committee; and Ryan Martin, Executive Director, Viles Arboretum. Contribution photo

Kennebec Savings Bank awards $ 30,000 in Catalyst grants to two local nonprofits

AUGUSTA – Kennebec Savings Bank recently named the Children’s Center and Viles Arboreum as recipients of its 2021 Catalyst Grants. The two $ 30,000 giveaways are designed to support creative concepts that might otherwise not be possible for nonprofits. .

“We are delighted to provide this funding to two non-profit organizations that have a direct impact on the lives of so many people in our community,” said Andrew Silsby, President and CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank, according to a bank press release.

The Children’s Center, based in Augusta, offers early intervention programs for young children from birth to 5 years old with special needs, including inclusive preschool education, pediatric therapies and specialized programs for children with disorders. autism spectrum, mental health diagnoses and global delays. The agency also offers family support programs such as targeted case management, community behavioral health professionals, and parent and provider education programs to help caregivers meet their children’s needs. .

The Children’s Center will use the funding to set up an electronic health record to improve the quality of services for children with special needs and their families. The new system will track data accurately and efficiently to drive treatment and modify interventions based on the child’s individual needs in real time.

“All of our treatment plans are individualized and evidence-based. The KSB Catalyst Grant allows us to invest in the technological infrastructure needed to help adjust these treatment plans based on real-time clinical observation and data collection in the classroom. The sooner we can assess how a child is progressing or not, the sooner we can adjust our approach to optimize developmental outcomes. Better results mean better quality of life. So ultimately this investment translates into a better use of time for our children and time is essential in these early years, ”said Jeff Johnson, executive director of the Children’s Center.

Viles Arboretum is a free and easily accessible botanical garden located in Augusta. The 224-acre space includes 6 miles of trails, dozens of plant collections, and a sculpture exhibit. The preserved Arboretum grounds, interpretive material, exhibits, programs and events, and the trail system are designed for people of all ages for the purposes of education, recreation and inspiration.

With funding from the Catalyst Grant, Viles Arboretum will expand its Young Stewards Camp program, a screen-less summer camp designed to take advantage of the arboretum’s sprawling green space to deliver high-quality outdoor enrichment programming. quality and low cost to local children. The funds will be used to create an adventure trail, renovate the kitchen and develop an educational garden.

“Viles Arboretum is proud to have partnered with the Kennebec Savings Bank for this work, which will fund existing infrastructure like our community gardens and commercial kitchen, as well as a new low ropes course, to better serve our customers. students as our summer program continues to grow, ”said Ryan Martin, CEO of Viles Arboretum.

The mission of the Catalyst Grants Program is to stimulate creativity and add capacity within local nonprofit organizations, leading to improved programs and services offered in the Kennebec Savings Bank service area. Grant recipients are selected through a competitive application process by an internal selection committee made up of employees representing different sectors of the Bank. Since its inception in 2016, the Catalyst grant program has awarded more than $ 300,000 to more than a dozen projects.

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San Diego business stories to watch in 2022 https://scotsbeavers.org/san-diego-business-stories-to-watch-in-2022/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:00:06 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/san-diego-business-stories-to-watch-in-2022/ Nirmal Velayudhan, Senior Director, Special Projects, Viasat, addresses some of the more than 30 ambassadors from around the world during a presentation on the Viasat Broadband Internet Mobility Program at the Carlsbad office on June 18, 2019. At foreground is a maritime satellite antenna. (Howard Lipin / The San Diego Union-Tribune) Carlsbad-based Viasat is expected […]]]>

Nirmal Velayudhan, Senior Director, Special Projects, Viasat, addresses some of the more than 30 ambassadors from around the world during a presentation on the Viasat Broadband Internet Mobility Program at the Carlsbad office on June 18, 2019. At foreground is a maritime satellite antenna.

(Howard Lipin / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Carlsbad-based Viasat is expected to launch the first of three terabit-class internet satellites by mid-2022, underscoring the company’s huge gamble in the increasingly competitive space communications market.

When the constellation’s three satellites – called ViaSat-3 – are in service, the company will have global coverage with massive bandwidth that enables download speeds of over 100 megabits per second, video streaming on airlines. commercial and business jets, and reliable connectivity from anywhere for high-value government customers.

The first ViaSat-3, which weighs 6.4 tonnes, covers the Americas. About six months after its launch, the constellation’s second satellite is expected to enter orbit, serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The timing of the third satellite covering Greater Asia has not been determined.

As the Viasat constellation comes online, many competitors are launching thousands of small low-orbit internet satellites that can deliver fast speeds without the transmission delays or latency inherent in higher-orbiting satellites like Viasat-3.

Viasat and others have raised concerns about congestion in low orbits, where potential collisions could create dangerous debris fields circling the earth at thousands of kilometers per hour. Ultimately, however, the race for the internet space can come down to technology offering the most reliable bandwidth at the lowest cost.

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Victoria’s Secret, Darling Ingredients Increases; FuelCell drops https://scotsbeavers.org/victorias-secret-darling-ingredients-increases-fuelcell-drops/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 22:01:42 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/victorias-secret-darling-ingredients-increases-fuelcell-drops/ Stocks that traded heavily or experienced substantial price changes on Wednesday: Cal-Maine Foods Inc., down $ 2.05 to $ 36.25 The egg supplier’s second quarter profits were well below Wall Street expectations. Victoria’s Secret & Co., up from $ 5.92 to $ 54.50 The lingerie and beauty product seller announced an accelerated share buyback program […]]]>

Stocks that traded heavily or experienced substantial price changes on Wednesday:

Cal-Maine Foods Inc., down $ 2.05 to $ 36.25

The egg supplier’s second quarter profits were well below Wall Street expectations.

Victoria’s Secret & Co., up from $ 5.92 to $ 54.50

The lingerie and beauty product seller announced an accelerated share buyback program worth $ 250 million.

Darling Ingredients Inc., up $ 1.29 to $ 67.81.

The company said it was buying Valley Proteins, which operates rendering and used cooking oil facilities, for $ 1.1 billion in cash.

FuelCell Energy Inc., down 76 cents to $ 5.11

The power generation company reported a larger loss than analysts expected in its final quarter.

Alaska Air Group Inc., down 76 cents to $ 52.14

Airlines shares continued to weaken as the spread of the omicron variant led to more flight cancellations.

Meta Platforms Inc., down $ 3.28 to $ 342.94.

Communications companies, including Facebook’s parent company, were weaker than the rest of the market.

Johnson & Johnson, up $ 1.88 to $ 171.55

Healthcare has outperformed other sectors of the market.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc., down $ 4.89 to 148.26.

Chipmakers posted some of the biggest declines.

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