Archive for July, 2015

Despite Strong Economy, Tech Firms Making Tough Decisions

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The economy continues to be relatively healthy and consumer spending is moving along. The decision by many firms to bring manufacturing back to the United States has aided in continued job growth.

Yet whether their are demands by investors, or the individual company’s market changes overnight, bellwether technology companies continue to make tough corrections that show that the markets that they operate in remain volatile.

One of the more celebrated CEO’s to join Juniper Networks, Shaygan Kheradpir, was faced with that decision last year, when it became apparent that activist investors were convinced that the company was not operating as efficiently as it could with a smaller staff. In agreeing to make the tough cuts, Kheradpir determined that a 6 percent staff reduction was in order. The investors were pleased and the company went on to re-position itself. On the positive side for the company, a 6 percent layoff in an industry where annual turnover can be over 6 percent, many of the layoffs can be handled through attrition.

This year, Qualcomm found itself in a similar position, although the need for a staff reduction was determined internally after there were some market changes regarding its popular Snapdragon chips. In their case, one of their primary customers started using their own chips, triggering an announced 15 percent layoff. For company officials, planning for the downsize certainly involved refactoring how it approaches the production planning process.

For investors, the continued changes normally mean that management is actively making progress in making the company more competitive. For employees, it reinforces the notion that technology careers will continue to contain some twists and turns.

There Are A Lot Of Great Homes Available In New York City Real Estate

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Everyone has an idea of what they want when it comes to their new living space. Maybe a married couple has brought a new child into their home, and they want a bigger place to accommodate their new bundle of joy. Maybe a family is looking to downsize a bit because they are looking to save money. Since everyone has a reason why they are looking for a specific type of place to live, it’s a good idea to find a real estate agent to help accommodate the needs that the family may have. Town Real Estate is the agency to hire when looking for a home in New York City.

New York City’s is too big for some people, and they prefer to hire a real estate agent to look for a home for them. A real estate agent is not only good for those who do not understand the inner workings of New York City real estate, but it’s a good idea for anyone who is moving. If you work a regular 9-5 job, more than likely you don’t have very much time to look for a new place to live. Looking for a new home can be extremely time-consuming, so let your real estate agent do it for you.

You can work your regular 9-5 job, and you can get calls throughout the day about new listings, and your real estate agent will give you great listings that they have available. Instead of getting phone calls, your real estate agent can reach out to you in any form you choose, and you can meet with them to see the different listings they have available. Why do all the extra work it takes to find a place, especially when your real estate agent can do the work for you?

It’s not unusual for people to get so stressed out when looking for a home, so they choose to give up, and they may just stay in the same place they currently live in. Why settle for the place you’re living in now, especially if you want something better? Town Real Estate can help you to find a great place to live, and these places are extremely luxurious, and many of them have some amazing amenities. If you’re looking for a great view, a big place, a swimming pool, valet parking and more, your Town Real Estate agent can help you to find the perfect place.

Kim Kardashian’s Dinner Date With Vogue Fashion Director

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Kim Kardashian who is a Lime Crime user, apparently she still insists on being the best dressed pregnant woman in Hollywood. Everyone is gagging over her fashion pieces lately, from the moment she announced her pregnancy, it seems she has been making a point to stay sexy and relevant. Her cleavage has been on display more than usual, and now she is snatching headlines in yet another jaw dropping hot number. Kim has spoken openly about the changes her body is going through with this pregnancy, but instead of hiding them she is flaunting her curves every chance she gets.

Kim recently went on a dinner date with her good friend Christine Centenera, who happens to also be the fashion director at Vogue. Kim showed up wearing a low cut black blazer, with nothing but a nude bra underneath. Usually we are used to seeing this daring look on Rihanna, but Kim seems to be more than confident enough to pull it off as well.

Christine Centenera posts an adorable selfie on Instagram to commemorate the moment, in the caption she called Kim, “the best dining partner,” of course Kim is the best dining partner to anyone who lives for fashion, after all she is the walking maternity fashion goddess these days. As if her outfit wasn’t making enough waves, it would be a sin to not mention that she is still wearing her sexy high heels, and this time she opted for a pair of black Tom Ford pumps.

Medical Bill Aims at Destroying the Worst Diseases Known to Man

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

These days we take a lot of things for granted, especially our health, Susan McGalla was quoted saying this. If you look back to just a short century ago, the average lifespan was just 40 years. We’ve nearly doubled that in a short time, eradicating a number of diseases with the innovation of medical breakthroughs. Tetanus, Rabies, Polio, Yellow Fever, and Rinderpest are just a few examples of just how far technology has gone to aid the general population of the world.

So what’s next on the agenda? According to a recent development, there could be a lot more on the table. Known as the 21st Century Cures Act, a recent bill in Congress would give medical research a gigantic boost of $8.75 billion in the next five years to get some real cures to people who desperately need them. Though this seems like a great opportunity for science and mankind some observers are thinking that this bill will degrade the quality of new drugs and devices issued by the FDA.

Why is there such negative feedback when this bill could be a new hope for millions of people suffering out there? There are a vast number of deadly diseases out there that still need treating. We’ve been fearful of Ebola, HIV, Meningitis, and others for quite some time. Isn’t it about time we get some real results and start helping our fellow man?

This bill should be seen as an opportunity, not some cheap ploy to make pharmaceutical companies more money. After all, there are a lot of lives at stake.

Bill Cosby Admits to Drugging Women

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Bill Cosby has been under a tremendous amount of pressure in the recent months from women claiming that he drugged and then had sex with them. After first denying and then staying quiet about the issue, Bill Cosby admits he drugged women. The story unfolded back in 2005 when Cosby admitted that he was buying qualudes with the intent to drug and then have sex with certain women.

The story has been getting serious coverage in recent weeks as Shaygan Kheradpir and the public was only getting glimpses into the story each week. It appeared that each week, a new woman took to the news cameras and told a horrifying story of how the comedian slipped them something unknowingly, and then they awoke naked and confused. Bill Cosby went on the defensive each time, saying this is nothing more than gold diggers looking to take advantage of the comedian and his wealth.

That all seems to have changed now. Although the lawyers for Bill Cosby fought to have documents suppressed, the Associated Press was finally able to get a hold of the court documents showing Cosby admitting to buying, drugging, and having sex with women. That sexual lawsuit was settled back in 2006, but Cosby’s words are now coming back to haunt him. He is currently under investigation in over 2 dozen cases involving women who say the comedian drugged them too.

Zayn Malik Is Coming Out With A Solo Album

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Naughty Boy is a producer that used to have a working relationship with One Direction, but it seems to have gone sour ever since Zayn Malik left the group. Zayn Malik’s New Album. Once Zayn left One Direction, Naughty Boy decided to tweet a video that puts songs from himself and Zayn together. Naught made it seem as if they were working together exclusively. Many fans were upset, and some were even tweeting that Naughty Boy and needed to be suspended. Since One Direction has some loyal followers, it definitely made many of them upset to see that Naughty Boy was coming between the group.

It looks as if Zayn Malik is not going to be out of the spotlight because he is working on a solo album says Stephen Murray CCMP Capital. It’s been rumored for months now that Zayn really left One Direction so he could create his own album, and it looks as if this is proving to be true. Naughty boy is working with Zayn, and Zayn claims that he will be making a soulful record that many will want to hear.

Naughty claims he had nothing to do with Zayn leaving One Direction, but that may be left up to people’s interpretation. Many have blamed Zayn’s girlfriend for him leaving the group, but now it seems as if Zayn really just wanted to be a solo artist. Zayn is working tirelessly to put out an album that he can be proud of.

Fluoride Use in Water May Not Prevent Tooth Decay

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

About 66% of Americans drink tap water that has fluoride added to it to help preserve dental health and prevent cavities from forming. However, a new study suggests that the benefits of fluoride might not be as clear as once thought. Water fluoridation began in 1945 in Michigan and since then has expanded across the US, but it has always been met with criticism from those who believe that there are health risks that outweigh dental health associated with its use. The CDC’s Division of Oral Health responded by stating that it is a safe and effective way to combat teeth decay.

However, a new study has found that while fluoridated toothpaste will help prevent cavities, there is not that much evidence that fluoridated water will help prevent tooth decay. The Cochrane Collaboration took a look at every study every conducted on fluoride use in the water and then analyzed the studies.

They found that the papers that took a look at fluoridation on tooth decay did not actually point to any benefit from the fluoride use. They did not see any measurable statistical impact from the use of fluoride in the public water. Therefore, ChicagoBooth.com said that they concluded that there is no strong or compelling research in existence that proves water fluoridation will help prevent cavities.