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Should groups that celebrate loss of 600 MWe of reliable, ultra-low emission nuclear be called “environmental?”

Greenpeace USA published a blog post on December 22, a week before the scheduled shutdown of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station titled ONE LESS FUKUSHIMA-TYPE NUCLEAR REACTOR THREATENING THE U.S. that celebrates the fact that New England is losing another reliable, natural gas-free, CO2-free, electricity production facility. Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 250 – Results – 28th December, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Holiday Poll: Will The Government Deliver A Working, Easy to Use, Safe, Clinically Useful And Widely Adopted PCEHR In 2015?For Sure 3% (4) Maybe 6% (10) Neutral 1% (1) Probably Not 29% (45) No Way 60%...Show More Summary

Energy Efficiency’s Next Purpose: Enhancing Utility Customer Satisfaction

16 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Across the US, the historic relationship between GDP and electricity demand growth is projected to drastically change. At the same time, utilities’ average capital and operational and maintenance (O&M) expenses are increasing due to aging infrastructure, integration of smart grid technologies and increased need for cyber security. Show More Summary

Social Media Jobs: Brigade Marketing, Columbia University Medical Center, PGA Tour

16 hours agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

This week, Brigade Marketing is hiring a senior social media manager, while Columbia University Medical Center needs a digital science content producer. PGA Tour is seeking a community manager/analyst, as well as a manager of digital communications. Show More Summary

Canada 2014 in Review: Hollywood Production Rebounds, Cable Unbundling Starts

Canadian film shined in competition in Cannes as the country's pubcaster was rocked by a sex scandal read more

NY Jobs: amNewYork, Gannett, Forbes Media

17 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

This week, amNewYork is hiring an editor-in-chief of, while Gannett needs a director of sales product marketing. Forbes Media is seeking a web developer/designer, and Music Times is on the hunt for a weekend/evening buzz writer. Show More Summary

Oscars: No Movie Can Claim Frontrunner Status…Yet

Marlon Brando once uttered one of the most famous lines in movie history, "I coulda been a contender," from one of the most beloved best picture winners, 1954's On the Waterfront. The film was a shoo-in to sweep the Oscars, and it did. Show More Summary

Death of the Week

--We could make a series of it. "Suicide of the Week." Aw, hell, why limit ourselves? "Execution of the Week." -- "Terrorist of the Week." --I love it. Suicides, assassinations, mad bombers, Mafia hitmen, automobile smash-ups: "The Death Hour." A great Sunday night show for the whole family. Show More Summary

Haslam's Crony Protector, Brad Martin, Pushed for David Rudd's Appointment as U of M President

Bill and Brad During a dicey political year, 2013, that found the Haslams paying $92 million to keep its Pilot J employees out of jail for fraud, Bill Haslam and Brad Martin were entirely preoccupied with scratching each other's backsides. Show More Summary


This week, WBNS is hiring an anchor/reporter, a photographer and an assignment editor. Meanwhile, WSPA is seeking a reporter/digital journalist, as well as a newscast producer. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find...Show More Summary

Glitches in Spacetime, Frozen into the Built Environment

Back in the summer of 2012, Nicola Twilley and I got to visit the headquarters of GPS, out at Fort Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. [Image: Artist's rendering of a GPS satellite, via Wikipedia]. "MASTERS OF SPACE" Over the course...Show More Summary

United Arab Emirates Latest Country to Shelve 'Exodus' Release (Report)

"This movie is under our review and we found that there are many mistakes not only about Islam but other religions too. So, we will not release it in the UAE," one official was quoted saying read more

5 ways to improve patient engagement in hospitals

Improving patient engagement is a subject that’s being talked about in hospital boardrooms across the country. It’s become the in-fashion political buzz phrase. Certainly sounds very well and good, but what exactly does it mean? Likely different things to different people depending on what angle they approach it — all the way from a care […]

How to Keep a Declined Credit Card from Ruining Your Retail Operation

Lines are long, schedules are packed and tempers are often short during the busy, and critical, holiday shopping season as consumers rush to take advantage of deals, meet deadlines and cram roughly 20% of the year’s spending into a mere few weeks.  As such, a great deal of pressure is placed upon retailers to efficiently [...]

TV Jobs: NBCUniversal, ABC News, Fox News Channel

This week, NBCUniversal is hiring a senior director of production operations, while ABC News needs a GoStream digital journalist. Fox News Channel is seeking a producer for On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, and CCTV America is on the hunt for a general news line producer. Show More Summary

Weekend Open Thread

So, here’s your open thread for the weekend – on the 40th anniversary of my enlistment. Yes, it was December 27, 1974 when I flew out of Syracuse Airport on route to Fort Polk, Louisiana where I spent the next 16 weeks being the most infantryman I could be. No the mustache isn’t regulation, but […]

‘Exodus’ Will Not Be Released In UAE; Ban Follows Similar Moves in Egypt And Morocco

Exodus, Ridley Scott's epic retelling of the story of Moses, will not be released in the United Arab Emirates after censors in the country objected to what they described as historical and religious inaccuracies. The move follows onShow More Summary

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