Some mid-week news items to keep up with, plus one from late last week that I missed the first time around:... [visit site to read more]
Retail trends show back-to-school spending increasing in 2017, with the National Retail Federation's annual survey predicting a 10 percent increase in sales over 2016. This could make 2017 the biggest back-to-school season for retailers since 2012. Show More Summary
It’s been over a year since I joined Platts through the Commodity Associate Program. I moved to Texas after finishing my energy-focused master’s degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, believing that myShow More Summary
Verizon has joined the ranks of wireless carriers in the U.S. that degrade video screen resolution even if nearby tower congestion has not occurred. See https://gizmodo.com/verizon-will-totally-start-throttling-customers-video-t-1798302947. Show More Summary
One of the biggest advances in the evolution toward 5G is network slicing. It has extravagant promise. Now it has to be invented.
The FCCs rules for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) have become final, after many years in the works. No, it’s not your grandfather’s “Ten-four, good buddy” citizens band, but a high-end, super-Wi-Fi-type service that someday will serve your portable devices with fast digital signals. But don’t run down to Best Buy quite yet. The engineers are...… Continue Reading
Changes at work can be a blessing and curse, as trying something new and different in an office environment can move the business forward or backward. When preparing for change, it is important to watch out for change blindness. Change...Show More Summary
Being stuck in a job search rut is mentally exhausting, but before you fall into passive mode and start applying for any opening you can find on the job boards, take a step back. There are plenty of proactive ways you can dig yourself out of a rut and increase your chances of finding a job. Show More Summary
A company in Ontario will pay a $100,000 fine to the Environmental Damages Fund for regulatory violations in relation to the sale of tetrachloroethylene. Dalex Canada Inc. pleaded guilty to selling the chemical to an owner or operator of a dry-cleaning facility who was not in compliance with regulations. Show More Summary
As organizations facing rising stormwater fees, green roofs retrofits can help companies reduce the strain on their runoff management systems, along with other benefits. Considering one? Know this... The post Green Roofs Retrofits Relieve Stormwater Systems (and Look Lovely) appeared first on Environmental Leader.
Note: My Tweets and blog posts will be sporadic over the next three weeks. But I have said that before. Addicted to the Internet? Moi? Eclipse day has come and gone. Quite spectacular. We weren't really impacted by visitors much here in Corvallis (not that I could determine, anyway). But...
Future of renewables: a radical disruption 9 August 2017 (WoodMackenzie) The oil market downturn and the tone set by the Paris Agreement have already shifted the focus away from fossil fuels, but how quickly could we see the tides change...Show More Summary