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The Yardie Skeptics are back next Sunday, June 21st at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to revisit one of the bloodiest masacres in recent Jamaican history - the Tivoli Gardens incursion of May 2010, and the subsequent commission of inquiry established to investigate the operations of the security forces. What, if anything, has the commission unearthed to date? And will the security forces be held accountable for the innocent lives which were mowed down on that fateful day?
IBM toxic pool defies cleanup
TOM WILBER, Special to the Press & Sun-Bulletin 1:37 p.m. EDT April 5, 2015
A remedy for a concentrated pool of solvents directly under the manufacturing site where at least 1,500 people still work may take years to find.
(Photo: Jeff Platsky / staff photo)
The contaminated hot spot lies under an area the size of eight village blocks.
Situated over and near the source area, and blocking access to cleanup, are dozens of buildings.
To date, nearly 70,000 gallons of solvent %u2014 more than 40 tons %u2014 have been pumped from the ground.
ENDICOTT – After 35 years, IBM Corp. contractors have stanched the flow of industrial solvents into a commercial and residential district in the heart of the village, but they have yet to find a solution for the source of the problem at the company's former flagship manufacturing plant.
Officials recently reported that efforts to intercept and remove the subterranean flow of hazardous chemicals coming from the industrial complex — now owned by Huron Real Estate Associates — have been successful. Consequently, health risks to a nearby neighborhood have been eliminated.
Yet they have no remedy for a concentrated pool of solvents directly under the manufacturing site, where at least 1,500 people still work. Full story: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2015/04/05/ibm-tce-issues/25302109/
IBM has been the bellwether par excellence for the modern American corporation. Under the founding Watson dynasty, which ruled the roost between 1914 and 1971, it reached the pinnacle of industrial success and then blazed a path into the emerging computer industry. Along the way it pioneered concepts and principles that became symbols of enlightened corporate stewardship. More recently, confronting globalization and the increased pace of technological change, it has moved away from their vision.
This afternoon we will examine the IBM legacy with Peter E. Greulich, a veteran IBM executive, who is the author of A View From Beneath The Dancing Elephant. A profile of his book can be found at:
Mr. Greulich is president of MBI Concepts Corporation and a contributor to the financial website Seeking Alpha.
Join us for a lively discussion of the remarkable heritage of IBM and its prospects for the future!
Manpower, Vestal, NY, sucks the big, fat, discrimination card. Let me in there for ONE day! I'd have the entire business begging for mercy! IBM, Huron, Geodis.... My apologies! It's all Manpower and the scumbags they protect!
Divvy Cloud's Chris DeRamus joins the program to discuss the different cloud providers in the marketplace, what differentiates their offerings and what enterprises should really be looking for when making a decision between the major cloud companies, like Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer and Microsoft Azure.
We are replaying one of our shows with Debbie Landers, General Manager, Kenexa & Smarter Workforce at IBM, @debbie_landers where she talks about How to make a real impact to work and much more about HR Analytics.
DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time. The radio program is hosted by @williamtincup, @Thehrbuddy @TheOneCrystal & @MikeVanDervort.. The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at @drivethruhr and #dthr.
Norma Siciliano is an appointment-setting specialist who creates new business for companies and individuals through her appointment-setting services. Her clients give her a list of companies that they would like to do business with, and Norma sets the appointment with the decision maker for her clients to go in to close the sale.
With over 20 years of sales experience, ten were spent at Conde Nast’s House & Garden magazine where she sold advertising to major companies like GE and IBM.
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IBM is a world-class technology company, and we'll be sitting down with some of their movers and shakers at IBM InterConnect to find out how new developments and ways of thinking will affect how we work in the future.
Join us as we talk with:
Saurabh Calla, IBM product developer, on how Verse will create a new way to work
Brian Fanzo and Bryan Kramer, digital strategists, on how different generations envision the future of work
Amber Armstrong, IBM Director of Social Business Market Evangelism, on what role social plays in business
Alisa Maclin, IBM VP of Marketing for IBM Mobile Enterpriseon how mobile will impact new ways of working
LaWanda Brokenborough, Kangaroo Fitness comes to speak with us on the TECHNOLOGY OF FITNESS, TONIGHT 8pm EST with MaaS360 from IBM with James Love, Sholove International Companies LLC. ANTI-HACK segment! Call 347.633.9769. PRESS #1 to speak on air! JOIN US
Scott Monty is an internationally recognized leader in digital communications, digital transformation, social media and marketing. Scott recently announced the launch of his strategic consulting firm, Scott Monty Strategies. Scott counsels brands and agencies on strategy, executive communications, influencer management, the customer experience, and digital initiatives. We wanted to share Scott's story and his advice for the new era of the social enterprise.
Scott spent six years at Ford Motor Company, as a strategic advisor on crisis communications, influencer relations, digital customer customer service, innovative product launches and more. He also has a decade of experience in communications and marketing agencies, where he had clients that included IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences, Coca-Cola, American Airlines, T-Mobile, and GE Software.
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My guest this week on the johnmac Radio Show is Ellen Hancock, business woman (veteran of IBM, Apple, and Exodus), technologist, Chairman of the Board of tech leader Marist College, and philanthropist. Join us at 7:00PM Eastern time on Sunday, June 21st on your computer at:
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Hour one: Sentinel Background Checks, Rachid Zahidi, CEO.
The success of a company relies on its people. Protect your assets by conducting background checks. Taking steps to properly screen your applicants can help you increase productivity and profitability by connecting the right person with the right position. Although, there are different types of background checks, establishing a clear and concise background screening policy can ensure consistency in the screening process; avoid exceptions and favoritism and conduct checks on all applicants. Sentinel's mission is to provide the highest degree of competent, accurate and professional background screening solutions. Their best practices approach, risk management perspective and focus on informing and serving their clients, creates a culture that strives to provide excellence at every step of the screening process.
Hour Two: Dr. Jan Camenisch, Cryptographer at IBM Research.
We all use electronic services increasingly often in our daily lives. To do so, we have no choice but to provide plenty of personal information for authorization, billing purposes, or as part of the terms and conditions of service providers.
Identity Mixer allows users to minimize the personal data they have to reveal in such transactions. For instance, if electronic identity (eID) cards were realized with Identity Mixer, then teenagers possessing such eID cards could log onto a teenage chat room just proving that they are indeed 12–15 years of age without revealing any other information stored on the card such as their name or address.
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