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Payouts in New York

Just keep on fudging those statistics - Crime is down! The city has agreed to pay a $150,000 settlement to a former NYPD sergeant who sued his superiors for retaliating against him after he reported that crime stats were being fudged,...Show More Summary

Application Deadline Extended

Anyone want to guess the number of applicants they've gotten that would require them to extend the deadline an extra 30 days? The Chicago Police Department is extending the time period within which potential applicants may apply to join the police department. Show More Summary


Hillary is getting pretty adept at shooting herself in the foot: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said Monday that blocking Syrian refugees from entering the United States would impair the ability of police officers...Show More Summary

Judge Does Mental Gymnastics To Deem Left Nut Brewing Trademark To Be Non-Offensive

15 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We had just been talking about the awkward place the Washington Redskins most recent legal filing has left the government in, regarding the team's trademark. In that filing, the team pointed out the sheer hypocrisy of the government's...Show More Summary

iNew starts Online Sales with Getone.PK

iNew Smartphone, the Chinese multinational company recently started its operations in Pakistan, has now entered the e-commerce market as well. The company has partnered with Getone.PK for online sales of its smartphones all over Pakistan in order to meet the increasing demand for its innovative and cost effective product line. Show More Summary

Shift Your Fundraising from Scarcity to Possibility: Change Your Words For a Better Outcome

People often refer to me as a fundraising coach. And I am. My work and mission are to help people in the nonprofit or social sector raise more money. The truth is most often I find my work focused on helping people change their language...Show More Summary

Daytime Soap Star — a Five-Time Emmy Winner – Dies at 77. Earlier in His Career He Played the Ranch Foreman on NBC’s Mega-Popular Western ‘Bonanza’

The actor “who played twin brothers Adam and Stuart Chandler on the popular ABC soap opera ‘All My Children,’ has died at 77,” CNN reports. The story says that the actor, David Canary, “died of natural causes.” “Canary made his...

Kind of Busy Tonight

As you might imagine.We'll post when we can.Be sure to check out the shrieking from the media.Stay fetal.

On Giving Thanks

In the aftermath of Paris, Beirut and Bamako and with far too many politicians and demagogues working overtime to seize on the public’s anxieties, prejudices and deepest fears, The Agitator is pausing publication for the next two days to give thanks. Tomorrow is official Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. Many of our readers will be ‘enjoying’ […]

Amazon Pulls Controversial TV Ads From New York Subway (And be forewarned—the second sentence of this item is a doozy!)

A special shout out to our former Crain Commjunications colleague Brian Steinberg for his clever wordplay in the first sentence of this story he wrote for Variety: “A furor appears to have stopped the Führer. Amazon Studios will pull ad signage...

Is The Health Minister Following The Evidence With Respect To E-Health In Mental Health?

This appeared last week:E-health key to mental health reform: LeySerkan Ozturk | 17 November, 2015 | The Federal Government wants digital programs to play a central role in reforming mental health care, despite growing concerns overShow More Summary

Sharpest deep sea eyes about to open again on MH370 search zones

The sharpest seeing automated underwater vehicle available is out of storage and being fitted to a newly chartered ship at a marine centre south of Fremantle as better summer sea states set in over the Southern Indian Ocean search area for MH370. The AUV is a Hugin 4500 which was briefly used before the onset […]

November 25 roundup

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Mississippi federal indictments in Mikal Watts BP case include fraud charges (arising from multiple wire transfers) against man who a decade ago, when pastor of a Hammond, La. church, pleaded guilty to fraud charges arising from fen-phen...Show More Summary

“Firefighter who flunked physical injured 10 days into job”

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Deemed a “priority hire” for FDNY under a federal court order, “probationary firefighter Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder injured herself Monday while conducting a routine check of equipment at Queens’ Engine 308 in South Richmond Hill.” She...Show More Summary

Intel Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. Team Up in the Internet of Things

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) recently teamed up to expand into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, which includes connected devices like wearables, smart appliances, and connected cars. The two tech giants will work together to create open standards for IoT devices. Show More Summary

The First ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer

Disney is flexing every single one of its synergistic muscles in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, using (Disney-owned) ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the mouse house’s biggest franchises. Last night’s Star Wars edition of the show kicked things off, and tonight a special all-Marvel show followed. Show More Summary

Rollin’ on the river — or not, for global biofuels

The essential role rivers play in the transportation of biofuels across Europe and the United States becomes only too apparent when water levels hit extreme highs or lows as they have done this year. Severe droughts have plagued Europe over the summer and the lack of rain has resulted in drastically low water levels along […]

Future Ready Schools Content Creation Guide

Future Ready Schools is a free, bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.

4 Ways Samsung Is Leveraging Mobility to Streamline Healthcare

Over the past few years, Mobile health solutions has become an essential part of healthcare – making it easier to engage with patients, streamlining the clinician workflow, improving regulatory compliance and improving healthcare delivery. Show More Summary

Kevin Costner To Narrate MMA Doc ‘Hurt Business’; Kickboxer Remake Sequel A Go

Kevin Costner will be giving voice to every wince, slap and ouch you see and will narrate The Hurt Business, a new documentary about the world of ultimate fighting that shines a light on the daily lives of some of the sport’s top fighters,...Show More Summary

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