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Channeling My Inner Dragon…and Tank.

Two weekends ago I went to my first conference hosted by the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, which may come as a suprise to some of my readers. I’m a big fan of strategy board games with Command & Colors or Overlord rules like Memoir 44, but am completely new to miniatures. I like stepping out […]

California consumer confidence dips to eight-month low

California shoppers are getting a bit queasy about the economy. The Conference Board’s California consumer confidence index for July fell to its lowest level since November, when this measure of optimism began to climb following Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election. The California dip to an eight-month low was largely due to growing unease […]

SECB Primary Election Endorsement for King County Executive: Dow Constantine

by Stranger Election Control Board Dow Constantine Check out The Stranger's full list of endorsements for the August 1, 2017, Primary Election here. Dear Dow: We're sorry we made you sit in a conference room for an hour with Goodspaceguy,...Show More Summary

Conference Board: Consumer Assessments of Current Economic Conditions at a 16-Year High

The Conference Board said that consumer sentiment rebounded in July after a springtime lull. The Consumer Confidence Index increased from 117.3 in June to 121.1 in July, which was not... The post Conference Board: Consumer Assessments of Current Economic Conditions at a 16-Year High appeared first on Shopfloor.

Conference Board Consumer Confidence Soars To 2nd Highest Since 2000

Second only to March's highs, The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence printed at its highest level since the year 2000 (ironic given where Nasdaq is trading). Despite a tumble in 'hard' data, and a plunge in Bloomberg's economic expectations,...Show More Summary

Learn About Board Meeting Software At The Credit Union Conference Of The Year

The following article is sponsored. – Ed. Credit unions across the United States are getting ready for the 40th annual Directors and CEOs Leadership Convention in Las Vegas this year.

UBER-ing: 5 Thoughts About Naming Your Primary Conference Room The WAR ROOM...

In case you missed it, one of the outcomes of the Uber fiasco - in addition to an indefinite leave for the CEO, departure of a board member for an inappropriate comment during an all-hands meeting among other things -...

A Survey on District Culture

On Friday I’m going to be offering a workshop at the Canadian School Boards Association’s National Conference entitled, “Getting Serious About Culture”: “Culture is not the most important thing, it’s the only thing.” – Jim Sinegal, Co-founder...Show More Summary

AWFUL: United Forces Child Over 2 to Sit in Parent’s Lap After Giving Away Seat to Standby Passenger

Shirley Yamauchi was flying Houston – Boston last week for a teacher conference and brought her 27 month old son. His ticket cost $1000. They boarded in Houston for the 1600 mile flight and he was seated in his seat but another passenger...Show More Summary

Online advertised job vacancies dropped in June after May increase

Online advertised vacancies decreased 45,800 to 4,763,400 in June, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series. The May Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.43 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 2.1 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. Show More Summary

G. Tracy Mehan III Opines: 'Politics as a Lagging Indicator - Why Washington is the Way It Is'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

G. Tracy Mehan III, Executive Director of Government Affairs at AWWA and one of the smartest guys in the room (water or otherwise), sent me a copy of the address he gave to the AWWA Board of Directors at the recent AWWA conference in Philadelphia. It deals with the current...

Conference Board: Consumers Were More Confident in June

The Conference Board said that consumers were more confident in June after falling back a little in April and May from March’s 16-year high (124.9). The Consumer Confidence Index increased... The post Conference Board: Consumers Were More Confident in June appeared first on Shopfloor.

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 26 June 2017

last monthUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Enjoying the AWRA Climate Change Solutions Conference at the Sheraton Tysons (Virginia), in the shadow of the Metro Silver Line. We have a very good turnout - about 120 at last count. Glad to see a strong contingent of Federal employees here. Gerry Galloway, one of my role models and...

The ‘God of War’ Gameplay Trailer Released at E3 Is a Thing of Pure Beauty and You Need to See It

last monthHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

The announcements made at this year’s E3 conference have heralded some enormous news for gaming culture. Games across the board are looking more exciting and engaging and realistic than ever. The new consoles and accessories launched alongside them are creating innovative new ways to experience gaming with every new release. One new trailer that turned […]

If Sony is 'for the players,' they need to get on board with Microsoft, Apple, Google and Nintendo's unified Minecraft front

In case you missed it, Microsoft dropped some huge news yesterday during their E3 conference in regards to Minecraft. Later this year they're unifying their infrastructure under one roof using the "Bedrock Engine." That means Microsoft...Show More Summary

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 5 June 2017

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I'm now in Lethbridge, Alberta, enjoying the 70th Anniversary Conference of the Canadian Water Resources Association. First day was very enjoyable; looking forward to tomorrow and Wednesday. Here is the link to the weekly water news and jobs for 20 - 26 May 2017. Note: all the links should be...

California consumer confidence dips to 3-month low

California consumers seem unsure of what to make of the state’s uneven economic performance. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for the state for May dipped to a three-month low. Still, the index is up 17 percent in a year and more than quadruple the recession lows of 2009. California shoppers in 2017 seem to be […]

Ratings board leaks Minecraft Story Mode Season Two

There are less than two weeks until E3 and if history has proven anything, it's these next few days will be among the leakiest of the year. Whether it's pictures from inside of the convention center spoiling the conferences, companies...Show More Summary

Online job vacancies rose by nearly 196,000 in May

Online advertised vacancies increased 195,600 to 4,809,200 in May, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series.The April supply/demand rate stands at 1.53 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 2.4 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. Show More Summary

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings illuminated a major point about Facebook's new TV strategy (NFLX, FB)

Though Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sits on Facebook's board, that hasn't led to any conflicts because the two internet giants aren't competing to buy the same shows, Hastings said at the Code Conference Wednesday. Since 2011, HastingsShow More Summary

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