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Month: October 2014

U.S. SQUASH Brings Tournament Back to Drexel University, Signs Deal for 10 More Years
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U.S. SQUASH Brings Tournament Back to Drexel University, Signs Deal for 10 More Years

The 2014 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, perhaps the most prestigious squash tournament in the United States, will take place at Philadelphia's Drexel University from Oct. 9-18. at its Daskalakis Athletic Center. The tournament is renowned for its participants, who come from over 20 countries around the world, said Kevin Klipstein, president and CEO of US SQUASH. The U.S. Open is also the only professional squash tournament in the world when it comes to equality between male and female players. Men and women are eligible for equal prize amounts in their respective brackets -- a big draw considering the combined $230,000 available. Over the past three years, the tournament has drawn some of the top squash players around the world, and this year is no different, said ...
New Secretary of Veterans Affairs Announces 90-Day Plan to Get Department Back in Order
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New Secretary of Veterans Affairs Announces 90-Day Plan to Get Department Back in Order

After several months of internal turmoil and PR disasters, the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to rebuild with a 90-day plan. USA Today reports that former Procter and Gamble CEO and newly appointed Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald plans to have his vision for the department in place by Veterans Day, November 11. McDonald, who has been in office for about 60 days, has referred to his goals as a "90-day plan" that will turn the department around, "build a more robust system" and start helping veterans again. "We need to rebuild trust with the veterans and the American public," McDonald said in a press conference in Cincinnati. According to USA Today, McDonald's plan for rebuilding the Department of Veterans Affairs contains several facets, including hiring more than ...
Post-Its Plus App Lets You Digitize Your Sticky Notes
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Post-Its Plus App Lets You Digitize Your Sticky Notes

Although they may seem late to the game, Post-It brand notes has finally created a helpful note-taking app for mobile devices. However, it appears that for users, the wait may have been worth it; the new app, called Post-It Plus, blows its competitors out of the water with a futuristic ability to digitize real world Post-Its. That's right. With Post-Its Plus, you can upload that cluttered cloud of sticky notes on your desk to your smartphone. Free for iOS users, the app essentially lets them take a picture of their Post-Its, creates digital copies of the notes, and then organize the notes on a digital corkboard. Digitizing the notes is a pretty straightforward process. Users need to arrange their sticky notes so that none of them overlap, and then take the picture in decent lighting. Ot...
Fargo Welcomes Web Development Program for Women
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Fargo Welcomes Web Development Program for Women

The city of Fargo, North Dakota may be best known as the titular setting of one of the Coen Brother's most famous films. However, thanks to a new program that will begin offering classes in October, Fargo may soon become known as something more: a hub for female web developers. Web development, which focuses on the design and creation of websites, is widely considered a thriving, profitable career in the field of information technology. The Bureau of Labor Statistics report that developers earn more than $60,000 and are in high demand, creating an excellent opportunity for qualified job seekers. However, Shannon Luney, a graphic designer from Moorhead, Minnesota reports that 20% or fewer of developers are women. For this reason, Luney and Megan Beck, a fellow graphic designer from Fargo, ...
Humvee May Be Replaced By New Tactical Vehicle In Future
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Humvee May Be Replaced By New Tactical Vehicle In Future

Oshkosh Defense Corporation, a division of vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh, is currently competing against Lockheed Martin and AM General for a $31 billion military contract with the Department of Defense. Competition for the elite contract is fierce, and was even referred to by Lockheed Martin as being similar to "a knife fight in a phone booth." The purpose and main objective of the contract is to ultimately replace thousands of military Humvees with new tactical vehicles. Oshkosh was pleased to announce that their prototype, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, completed rigorous Department of Defense evaluations, including a review of the company's readiness to manufacture the elite tactical vehicles. Oshkosh claims its JLTV prototype was able to successfully demonstrate the ability to tra...