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Visit One News Page for Veterans news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Veterans news headlines.

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    The Trudeau government sought to defuse weeks of outrage by ordering officials to take a second look at any case where funding or services for veterans' family members are not related to the veterans' service -- particularly those family members convicted of serious crimes. Reported by CTV News 9 hours ago.

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    Elizabeth Ricci of Rambana and Ricci, P.L.L.C., a Tallahassee-based law firm concentrating on complex immigration issues, has been appointed as a local board member for the U.S. Selective Service System.

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (PRWEB) September 25, 2018

    Immigration attorney Elizabeth Ricci of Rambana & Ricci, P.L.L.C., a Tallahassee-based law firm concentrating on complex immigration issues, has been appointed as a local board member for the U.S. Selective Service System. If a military draft becomes necessary, Ricci and her fellow board members will decide who among registrants in their community will receive deferments, postponements or exemption from military service based on the individual registrant's circumstances and beliefs. Local board appointments are for 20 years, and Ricci is one of five board members whose jurisdiction covers Leon and Wakulla counties.

    “I am honored to be serving as a local board member for the Selective Service System, which plays a critical role in our nation’s defense. As a board member, I’m committed to ensuring those who are chosen to serve in our military are selected in a fair and equal manner,” said Ricci.

    The Selective Service System is a federal agency that maintains a database of those potentially subject to a military draft in case of a national emergency. Virtually all men ages 18 through 25 must register for the Selective Service.

    There are approximately 2,000 Selective Service local boards and more than 11,000 board members throughout the U.S. and its territories. During peacetime, board members participate in annual training during which they review sample cases similar to real-life situations.

    Ricci, who has worked in the area of immigration law since 1989, is well-known for her pro bono work helping foreign-born U.S. military veterans gain U.S. citizenship. She also has represented a number of foreign-born military enlistees who were left in limbo following the U.S. government’s suspension of the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVN) program. Before it was suspended, the MAVNI program provided expedited U.S. citizenship to immigrants with valuable medical, engineering or foreign language skills. Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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    PXG Founder and Philanthropist Bob Parsons Supports Veteran Led Disaster Relief Organization

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (PRWEB) September 25, 2018

    As the east coast readied itself for Hurricane Florence, PXG was slated to celebrate the grand opening of its first standalone retail and fitting studio, PXG Chicago. The imminent damage to the Carolinas and Virginia was cause for both pause and action.

    During his welcome address at PXG Chicago on September 13, 2018, company founder and CEO Bob Parsons asked the room to take a moment to think about those impacted by the winds and water of Hurricane Florence. He then announced a $250,000 gift to Team Rubicon as seed money, which helped to rapidly deploy emergency response teams during the worst part of the storm.

    “Team Rubicon quickly coordinates and deploys highly trained military veterans as volunteers for disaster relief efforts,” Bob Parsons stated. “We supported Team Rubicon’s tremendous work during hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and we took immediate action to support them during Florence as well.”

    Providing relief to those affected by natural disasters is Team Rubicon’s mission. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, the organization mobilizes highly trained teams to provide the greatest impact possible.

    "Team Rubicon's ability to serve those impacted by Hurricane Florence would not be possible without the generosity of supporters like PXG," said Jake Wood, cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon. "Our volunteers are built to serve, and PXG's investment in our mission enables veterans and first responders to help communities when they need us most."

    For more information about PXG visit, http://www.PXG.com.

    To learn more about Team Rubicon and find out how you can help visit, http://www.TeamRubiconUSA.org.

    ABOUT PARSONS XTREME GOLF – PXG, A YAM WORLDWIDE COMPANY
    Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) was founded by American entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 2013. Leveraging breakthrough technology and sophisticated manufacturing processes that integrate high-performance alloys, PXG produces the finest golf clubs in the world. The company has more than 220 global patents issued for its proprietary designs.

    PXG's professional staff includes PGA TOUR champions Zach Johnson, Pat Perez, Billy Horschel, Ryan Moore, James Hahn, Charles Howell III, Charl Schwartzel, and Wyndham Clark. The roster also includes two-time major champions Lydia Ko and Anna Nordqvist, U.S. Women’s Open winner Brittany Lang, and LPGA Tour players Katherine Kirk, Austin Ernst, Christina Kim, Alison Lee, Ryann O’Toole, and Gerina Piller.

    PXG offers a full lineup of right and left-handed clubs, including drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters. For more information, visit PXG.com. Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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    Reported by DallasNews 56 minutes ago.

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    PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast’s Internet Essentials partners with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and PsychArmor to help more low-income veterans cross the digital divide Reported by Business Wire 9 hours ago.

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    Watch VideoIn 2007, Lonnie Kessler had surgery to remove a tumor the size of a softball from his brain. He still lives with the remnants of that tumor, and the associated side effects.

    Lonnie told Newsy those effects included: "Severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss. ... Right now the imminent threat to my life is intractable epilepsy. My epilepsy stopped responding to traditional medications and treatments."

    "I started advocating for medical marijuana when I heard of New Approach Missouri. ... We've collected 135,000 signatures by volunteers alone, and it's just amazing how people will take time off work, or use a sick day, or miss out on a night out on the town to go collect signatures."

    "Patients are, we're not weak. We're vulnerable without marijuana as medicine. We're a strong bunch of people, we have to be strong to live with the things we live with every day."

    Over the past decade, 31 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use. And come this November, voters in Lonnie's home state of Missouri will have an opportunity to join their ranks. Well, three opportunities, actually.

    All three proposals follow the same basic structure — allow patients with certain conditions to access medical marijuana, levy a sales tax on that marijuana, and use the money to fund specific state programs. Lonnie and New Approach are supporting Amendment 2, which imposes a 4 percent sales tax on medical marijuana and sends all the proceeds to veterans' care.

    There's also Proposition C, a statutory amendment that sets its sales tax at 2 percent and splits the proceeds four ways: drug treatment, veteran care, public safety and early childhood education.

    And finally, there's Amendment 3, led by physician/attorney Dr. Brad Bradshaw. That bill imposes the highest sales tax of the three measures at 15 percent, which would fund a brand-new research institute devoted to finding cures for cancer and other intractable diseases. The institute would be headed, at least at first, by Bradshaw himself.

    There's no love lost between the three campaigns: while polls have shown broad support for medical marijuana in Missouri, the presence of three separate initiatives could end up confusing voters and dividing that support.

    But ultimately, as long as at least one measure gets over 50 percent support, the outcome will be the same: legal medical marijuana in Missouri.

    Mike Colona used to be a state senator in Missouri. He's now helping lead the fight for Proposition C to win out in November, along with St. Louis lobbyist Mark Habbas.

    Colona told Newsy, "I know Dr. Bradshaw, I know those folks at New Approach. I know they're in this for the right reasons. I know they want to help people. We just have different ways of getting there."

    "We need to take the bull by the horns. We need to make sure this gets done the right way. ... We can't rely on other folks to do the good work we need to make sure gets done."

    *SEE MORE: How A Mom's Pot Use May Affect Their Child's Own Use*

    Proposition C is unique because it's a statutory amendment, not a constitutional one. That means state legislators can tweak and modify the proposal without having to create a whole new ballot initiative.

    Habbas argues this flexibility is a key feature of the proposal.

    He said, "There's no perfect bill, there's no perfect law, there's no perfect contract. We know that these things are going to have to be revised and modified."

    But Lonnie isn't so sure that approach will work out in patients' favor.

    "If we pass this, that our legislators can come in and they can gut that right away. They can change the language, they can change the rules, who gets it. ... Our legislators don't always listen to us. They don't always know our needs, they don't understand," Lonnie said.

    New Approach's method is also unique in that it would allow patients to grow their own cannabis, something Lonnie says can be extremely helpful for patient care.

    "The home grow option is something that can benefit patients who live in rural areas or patients who are too sick to get out and go purchase medicine at the dispensaries. ... I personally believe it provides a therapeutic value too. It's just kinda like gardening, you know, you reap what you sow."

    The third option on Missouri's ballot, Amendment 3, was largely self-funded by Bradshaw. He sees the medical marijuana movement as an opportunity to help kickstart other important medical research.

    Bradshaw told Newsy, "There are people who need access to medical marijuana, and we also need more research in a concentrated, collaborative effort. ... We don't have a Manhattan-project-type cancer research program, and Missouri's perfectly geo-centrally located for something like that."

    Bradshaw's filed lawsuits to keep his two rivals off the ballot. But so far, it looks like Missouri's voters will be making the final call on which medical marijuana scheme gets to pass. Reported by Newsy 9 hours ago.

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    Phoenix veterans Tyson Chandler, Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson draw comparisons between past teams they played on and the 2018-19 Suns.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Never has a losing record seemed like more of a possibility than it does with a roster featuring one King, a sprinkling of veterans and a handful of unproven youngsters.

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    More than 50 years later, Freedom Summer 1964 veterans return to the south to help a new generation of leaders register voters. Reported by NYTimes.com 5 hours ago.

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    SINGAPORE, Sep 26, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Mind Fund, a Hong Kong based VC company that incubates and invests in the next global wave of technology companies, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Helix Accelerator (https://www.helixaccelerator.com/) in partnership with Hedera.

    The Helix Accelerator, based in Hong Kong, is the first global accelerator to incubate projects building distributed applications exclusively on the Hedera hashgraph platform. The first batch will be recruited from the Hedera hackathons held in October across nine different cities on four continents.

    "The hashgraph consensus protocol represents a new paradigm in distributed computing at scale, and the potential opportunities for distributed applications are immense," said Adam Lindemann, partner at Mind Fund. In order to help realize this potential, Helix is a systematic program which will provide funding and mentorship from technology and business veterans. The program runs ten weeks, and is based in Hong Kong, one of the most vibrant cities in Asia. All projects are expected to spend the full term in Hong Kong, where living accommodations will be provided. Helix has a beautiful 6,000 square foot office space in the trendy Wong Chuk Hang district, and each project will receive US$100,000 upon graduation.

    After the program, all teams will get access to Global Incubation Stream, a networking initiative by Mind Fund and its Tokyo and San Francisco based partner, Digital Garage, which supports graduates from their respective accelerator programs around the world.

    "We believe Hedera has the best chance of succeeding in building the enterprise grade public network that will be used by startups and enterprises for years to come. The quality of the team and the technology is unrivaled in this space and we want to help Hedera succeed by fostering the ecosystem with an accelerator. We think now is the perfect time for accelerators in the crypto space because the days of raising an ICO pre-product are over. It is advantageous for startups to at least have a working proof of concept before they raise institutional rounds and we believe Helix can help with this," said Mark Cheng, Mind Fund partner and Helix CEO.

    "The Mind Fund team has a proven track record of selecting, incubating and scaling successful startups," said Edgar Seah, head of Asia Pacific for Hedera. "We are delighted that they have selected Hedera's fast, fair, and secure platform as the basis for Helix, and look forward to working with them and the companies that go through the program to build the next generation of distributed applications."

    Mind Fund also participated in Hedera's recent $100M institutional round of funding.

    About Mind Fund
    Mind Fund is a Hong Kong based venture capital company that incubates and invests in the next global wave of technology companies. Established in 2010, Mind Fund aims to provide hands on support and investment to entrepreneurs and innovators at all stages of their development. http://www.mindfund.com/

    About Hedera
    The Hedera Hashgraph platform will offer a public, distributed ledger that enables anyone to easily develop globally distributed applications. Developers can build secure, fair, lightning fast distributed applications on top of the Hedera Hashgraph platform. For more information, please visit https://hederahashgraph.com/, or follow us on Twitter at @hashgraph, Telegram at t.me/hashgraph, or Discord at https://hashgraph.com/discord.

    For Media Enquiries
    Joel Yee / Clarence Lim
    E: hashgraph@preciouscomms.com
    T: +65 6303 0567

    Copyright 2018 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com Reported by ACN Newswire 2 hours ago.

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    'Northern Lights' was shot at Manchester's Twisted Wheel...

    *Soft Cell* grew out of a shared love of club culture, bringing underground viewpoints together in a pop context.

    Marc Almond and Dave Ball have developed into one of British music's most potent pop partnerships, a sordid, deviant voice that pushed the synth pop template to breaking point.

    Set to play their final shows this year, Soft Cell have returned with new song 'Northern Lights', taken from new collection 'The Singles - Keychains & Snowstorms'.

    The band's first new song in 15 years, the shuffling rhythm is directly inspired by the Northern Soul all-nighters that first captured their imagination.

    "I grew up in Southport and Dave’s from Blackpool," Marc explains. "When we met and started making music together he would play me lots of those big Northern Soul singles for inspiration."

    "We ended up working on a cover version of the Gloria Jones / Ruth Swann ‘Tainted Love’ which became massive for us of course, and later on we had hits with our own versions of Judy Street’s ‘What’ and Franki Valli’s ‘The Night’."

    The new single returns to this, placing those Northern stompers in an electronic context. The visuals are a treat, too - shot at Manchester's Twisted Wheel club, it takes Soft Cell right to the heart of the strange phenomenon known as Northern Soul.

    Marc continues: "For the new track ‘Northern Lights’ we wanted to pay tribute to the North and its soul scene which is still going strong today. We shot the video in the legendary Twisted Wheel in Manchester with an audience made up of Northern Soul veterans from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The club still has its original logo! Some of the dancers in the video had been going regularly to soul clubs and dancing for almost 50 years. They were really quite inspiring!"

    Tune in now.

    Soft Cell dropped past Later... with Jools Holland last night (September 25th) - check out their performance of 'Northern Lights' below.

    'The Singles - Keychains & Snowstorms' will be released on September 28th - catch Soft Cell at London's O2 Arena on September 30th.

    Join us on *Vero*, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow *Clash Magazine* as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.

    ***B*uy Clash Magazine** Reported by Clash 15 hours ago.

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    Stanley McChrystal to speak at exclusive fundraising event September 27th in Manhattan

    ATLANTA (PRWEB) September 26, 2018

    Hire Heroes USA, the preeminent nonprofit organization providing employment services to transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses, welcomes U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal to its 5th Annual New York City Benefit, an exclusive evening that, to date, has raised nearly $1.4 million in support of the national nonprofit’s free programs and services.

    McChrystal is the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan, and the former commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), a sub-unified command of the U.S. Special Operations Command. The four-star general’s leadership of JSOC is credited with the 2003 capture of Saddam Hussein. The general, a former Green Beret, is also the best-selling author of two books on leadership: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, and My Share of the Task: A Memoir.

    “We are honored to have Gen. McChrystal join us for the New York City Benefit,” said Christopher Plamp, chief executive officer of the nonprofit and a decorated Air Force combat pilot. “As this event has grown in impact over the past five years, so has Hire Heroes USA. Each year we have outperformed the year prior in our mission to help the military men and women who have served. It is fitting that our keynote speaker is a man of excellence in service.”

    Now in its 11th year, Hire Heroes USA is fast approaching 30,000 lifetime hires and is forecasted to reach that milestone before the end of the year. As the leading veteran service organization specifically targeting the issues of unemployment and underemployment among veterans, Hire Heroes USA continues to evolve, along with the suite of services it provides. These include resume, networking and interview assistance, federal employment guidance, online workshops and training modules, job matching, virtual career fairs and a job board that features thousands of job listings each month.

    Hire Heroes USA’s 5th Annual New York City Benefit takes place this Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Apella Event Space at Alexandria Center. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 pm EDT, with dinner served at 7:30 pm and the keynote address beginning at 8 pm. More information and tickets for this exclusive evening are available on our homepage – hireheroesusa.org – and directly at this link.

    About Hire Heroes USA:
    Hire Heroes USA provides free employment services to thousands of transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses annually. Headquartered in the Atlanta metro area, with additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA has earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a third consecutive year and it also has a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Funding for the nonprofit’s services is exclusively through private grants and public donations. For more information about our mission, services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, visit hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Reported by PRWeb 20 hours ago.

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    Funding to Fuel New Levels of Automation in APM Solution and Accelerate Global Expansion

    SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) September 26, 2018

    Instana, the first monitoring solution to fully automate all aspects of application performance monitoring (APM), today announced it has raised $30 million in Series C investment led by Meritech Capital with participation from existing investor Accel, bringing the company’s total funding to $57 million. The investment will be used to fulfill increasing demand for Instana’s automated monitoring solution for containerized microservice applications across global markets and expand its product line.

    “Instana has a steadfast commitment to delivering innovative monitoring built for modern dynamic application environments,” said Mirko Novakovic, Instana founder and CEO. “The addition of Meritech to Instana’s existing investors, Accel and Target Partners, is a tremendous endorsement of our strategy and success, highlighted by rapid customer adoption and global annual sales growth of more than 600% in our last fiscal quarter. We’re thrilled to have such a strong set of investors and thought leaders supporting Instana.”

    Instana’s customers include large enterprise brands across multiple industry verticals such as Audi, ClearScore, Sixt Rent a car, Edmunds.com, Yahoo Japan, Macmillan Learning and Franklin American Mortgage. Instana has made several major product updates in the past few months including automatic Kubernetes infrastructure monitoring (an industry first), an APM plug-in for Grafana and a personalization of the APM experience with its new Application Perspectives Capabilities, which ease DevOps teams’ ability to monitor their specific microservice within the application.

    “Macmillan Learning is building digital innovations that are transforming the way students acquire knowledge and master new subject matter. Our innovation pipeline iterates quickly, so the faster we can get new services up, the better. To facilitate delivery speed, we built a universal CI/CD pipeline tied to a dynamic cloud infrastructure stack,” said David Merryweather, VP of Infrastructure and Site Reliability at Macmillan Learning. “Instana’s automatic application monitoring seamlessly keeps up with our release frequency allowing us to innovate and deliver with confidence in days instead of weeks.”

    “Monitoring containerized microservice applications has become a critical requirement for today’s digital enterprises,” said Alex Kurland, Meritech Capital. “Instana is packed with industry veterans who understand the APM industry, as well as the paradigm shifts now occurring in agile software development. Meritech is excited to partner with Instana as they continue to disrupt one of the largest and most important markets with their automated APM experience.”

    “Since our early investment in Instana, we have been consistently impressed by the team’s unrelenting commitment to driving the next era of the APM market. Instana’s highly-technical and knowledgeable team have built a best-in-class monitoring solution and are seeing tremendous sales acceleration. We are excited to continue supporting them on this journey as they scale their product offering and expand into new markets,” said Harry Nelis, Partner at Accel.

    "Instana is an outstanding example of a German deep tech startup that has built its customer base in over twenty countries within two years. We are proud to have been the first venture investor of this highly successful team," said Berthold von Freyberg, Partner at Target Partners.

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    About Instana:
    As the leading provider of Automatic Application Monitoring solutions for containerized microservice applications, Instana leverages automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility and actionable information needed to manage today’s dynamic applications and infrastructure across the DevOps lifecycle. Instana’s automated application monitoring enables application delivery teams to accelerate their CI/CD cycle and deliver high performance, impactful business applications. Visit us at https://instana.com to learn more. Reported by PRWeb 20 hours ago.

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    U.S. federal safety officials blame two Air Canada pilots for nearly crashing their jetliner into a grounded plane last year in San Francisco. Plus, a new policy will take a critical look at cases before approving funds for veterans’ relatives convicted of serious crimes. Reported by CTV News 20 hours ago.

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    Third-Party Search Technology Veterans Partner with Innovative Recruitment Software and ATS Provider to Introduce a Comprehensive Approach to Talent Acquisition

    AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) September 26, 2018

    BountyJobs, Inc., provider of the leading recruiting technology platform for collaboration between employers and third-party recruitment firms with over $1.6 billion in placement fees to recruiters, today announced a joint product release and strategic partnership with the fastest-growing talent acquisition suite, Greenhouse.

    The integration, part of an ongoing strategic partnership between BountyJobs and Greenhouse, marries an intelligently guided approach to talent acquisition that Greenhouse is known for with the direct to hiring manager product, BountyJobs Connect.

    “By focusing on optimization, Greenhouse is disrupting the way enterprise organizations recruit from start to finish,” said Stacey Steiger, Vice President of Product and Marketing at BountyJobs. “Working in the third-party recruiting space we are acutely aware of the high levels of competition for talent in the market. There is a need for innovation in talent acquisition and we love Greenhouse’s all-encompassing approach. We are excited to play a role in helping members of the Greenhouse community take on their toughest roles.”

    Greenhouse, a leading talent acquisition suite provider, focuses on optimizing the entire hiring process, helping enterprise employers find better candidates, conduct more focused interviews, and make data-driven hiring decisions. This integration extends their full-service approach to talent acquisition to include third-party recruiting, a critical tool for sourcing talent for hard-to-fill roles. Available now to existing customers, the integration gives hiring teams all the benefits of the BountyJobs Marketplace (10,000+ top recruiters, streamlined communication tools, automatic recruiter payments) through their existing Greenhouse account.

    “Tracking and understanding the most critical and hard-to-fill roles is paramount for hiring excellence in every business,” said Dane Hurtubise, VP of Platform and Partnerships at Greenhouse. “That is why we are excited to embark on this strategic partnership with BountyJobs and bring our customers their unique, comprehensive understanding of the relationship between employers and search firms. “

    The new relationship, which combines an innovative and comprehensive approach to recruiting and traditional talent acquisition, helps provide enterprise employers solutions to all of their recruiting needs.

    About Greenhouse:

    Based in New York City and San Francisco, Greenhouse Software is the leader in enterprise talent acquisition software. Thousands of the smartest and most successful companies like Cisco Meraki, Buzzfeed, J.D. Power, Warby Parker and Airbnb use Greenhouse's intelligent guidance to design and automate all aspects of hiring throughout their organizations, helping them compete and win for top talent. Greenhouse has won numerous awards including #1 Best Place to Work by Glassdoor, Forbes Cloud 100, and Talent Acquisition FrontRunner leader by Software Advice. Greenhouse lives its mission that hiring great employees is a strategic business goal, having been recognized as an Inc. Magazine Best Workplace in 2018 and is ranked #15 in Crain’s New York Best Places to Work 2017. To learn more, visit greenhouse.io.

    About BountyJobs:

    Sometimes sourcing talent for business-critical positions requires a little help. Our web-based platform features a marketplace of over 10,000 highly-qualified agencies and a performance-based matching algorithm that helps hiring teams of all sizes find and engage the recruiters for each of their roles. All this inside our simple yet effective platform designed to keep you in control of the entire recruitment process. Help makes hiring happier. Learn more at http://www.bountyjobs.com. Reported by PRWeb 18 hours ago.

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    An estimated 20 veterans succumb to suicide every day, producing 7,300 veteran deaths a year. Reported by Daily Caller 11 hours ago.

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    The rate of suicide among young military veterans has increased substantially despite efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to curb the problem, according to new data. Reported by Wall Street Journal 10 hours ago.

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    Michael Chou Will Lead Parsable’s Product Team as Demand for the Company’s Connected Worker Platform Continues to Grow at a Rapid Pace

    SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) September 26, 2018

    Parsable, today announced that it has named Michael Chou as its new Chief Product Officer. Chou was previously VP of Product at messaging app Symphony Communications, and was VP of Product Management in Salesforce’s Service Cloud business unit. Chou will oversee further scaling of the product organization to drive deeper customer engagement as it accelerates the growth of its platform and applications. Digital transformation of deskless workers and the rise of Industry 4.0 are both fueling interest in the “Connected Worker” space, resulting in ever more opportunities to serve more industries and customer types.

    “We’re thrilled to bring Michael on board as international demand for Parsable’s Connected Worker Platform continues to grow at a significant pace,” said Lawrence Whittle, CEO at Parsable. “The days of mass manufacturing and mass servicing have a half life. Manufacturing leaders are under increasing pressure to deliver more customized/personalized, small-batch products on a much tighter timeline. Service companies need to operate in an ever competitive market where executing work correctly every time is a major margin driver. With Michael’s guidance, we plan to continue to evolve and scale our Connected Worker Platform to serve an even wider set of industry leaders by helping them make their workers safer and more efficient.”

    Chou’s appointment comes at a time of significant momentum for Parsable. The company recently announced a $45M Series C investment, which was one of the largest investment rounds to date for Industry 4.0 based-digital transformation solutions.

    “When I considered my next role in the software industry, I was looking for a company tackling a very large, underserved market with a mobile first and highly usable product,” said Chou. “The industrial space is uniquely intriguing to me as frontline users are, in many cases, getting the first advanced, personal computing technology their company has ever given them. This sets a high bar for usability and product fit and finish — marks that Parsable, in my view, excels at. I am excited to work with and grow a team that will expand the breadth of Parsable’s success in orchestrating complex work processes and making them simple, intuitive, and completely reliable.”

    About Parsable

    Parsable helps the world’s largest industrial firms get jobs done right — every time. Parsable provides a Connected Worker platform so employees can collaboratively execute their work using paperless, modern, and digital work instructions on modern mobile devices. In addition to measuring every step and action, employees can raise issues and provide feedback so that every process is quickly analyzed and improved. With Parsable, teams of Connected Workers know what they need to do and how to do it.

    Parsable’s customers include Corteva (Dow DuPont), Green Chef, KittyHawk, Schlumberger, Scientific Drilling, Silgan, Shell, TechnipFMC, Zume, and other category leaders in energy, industrial manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods. Founded by veterans of Accenture, Google, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and YouTube, Parsable is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Austin, New York, Vancouver, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Reported by PRWeb 16 hours ago.

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    State-of-the-Art Home Care Software Provides CareBuilders at Home with Industry Leading Platform Built by Veteran Agency Owners

    WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 26, 2018

    AxisCare Home Care Software has partnered with CareBuilders at Home to offer its state-of-the-art home care management software to their numerous home care agencies across the country. The software provides administrative, marketing, caregiver management, billing and reporting tools built by veterans of the home care industry.

    AxisCare’s home care management software provides CareBuilders franchises with a wide-variety of tools needed to effectively manage a home care agency, today. Marketing tools allow franchises to convert leads faster utilizing a built-in CRM component. Caregiver management tools streamline scheduling allowing members to find and cover shifts faster. AxisCare’s reporting keeps complete track of payroll and billing utilizing 360 degree reporting and can be integrated with third party softwares, including QuickBooks.

    Prior to choosing AxisCare, CareBuilders at Home was using a legacy system that did not provide all of the features they needed to run their agency with efficiency. The system was slowing down their operations and causing scheduling and billing frustrations. After many months of vetting several systems, they chose AxisCare due to their understanding and vision for home care operations and the system's rich features, easy-of-use, flexibility, and customization.

    “Home care provides a safe and affordable alternative to long term care facilities, greater comfort to our clients and peace of mind to families. Selecting AxisCare as our preferred vendor provides us with an easy-to-use management tool that allows each of our locations to focus on CARE…not paperwork. We are excited to work with AxisCare’s team to see growth and efficiency across the board, in addition to working with a team that shares our vision for home care.” – Kevin Reilly, Chief Information Officer at CareBuilders at Home

    “We could not be more excited to partner with CareBuilders at Home to provide their franchises with home care management software. The partnership process has been smooth and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with CBAH’s corporate team. We look forward to a thriving partnership and being a part of impacting the lives of the aging by giving CBAH agencies the freedom and tools they need to care for their clients.” – Todd Allen, AxisCare CEO

    About CareBuilders at Home

    CareBuilders at Home has been helping people across the nation age gracefully in the comfort of their own home for over 3 decades. Our vast experience allows us to understand the needs of our clients better than any other provider. We create individualized care plans perfectly tailored to suit each of our clients needs and preferences.

    Whether your loved one just needs a little help preparing meals, or requires full time care, CareBuilders is there for you. We know that aging in your own home can be a challenge, but we are here to make sure that each of our clients can continue to lead a fulfilling life by enjoying the peace and quiet of their own space.

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