Alan Atrain

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Developer Takes on AT&T and Comcast in Rural Broadband Battle

A long-running legal battle between private broadband providers and local governments is heating up again, this time in Tennessee—but one businessman …

NFL Official Acknowledges Link Between Football And Brain Disease

Renee Montagne talks with ESPN reporter Steve Fainaru about a startling statement by the NFL's executive vice president for health and safety about chronic traumatic encephalopathy.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>A top NFL executive made a startling acknowledgement yesterday on Capitol Hill. Jeff …

Brain Disease

5 Leadership Behaviors You Want in a High-Potential Employee

Leadership behaviors to identify that will take your company forward.<p>In 2014, the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flager Business School, in partnership with Human Capital Institute (HCI), conducted a study where they found that 85 percent of global companies report an urgent need to develop …

Reports: FCC planning for open competition in set-top boxes

The FCC is planning to allow for open competition in pay-TV set-top boxes, which would open a new front against multichannel providers for hardware …

NYC - Time Square

Local Leaders Furious That They Weren't Consulted About Westchester Dam Hack

<b>RYE BROOK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> — Revelations of a data breach at a dam in Westchester County have prompted officials to call for an investigation.<p>As …

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My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Dutch court rules that migrants' right to food, shelter not unconditional

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch high court on Thursday upheld a government policy of withholding food and shelter to rejected asylum-seekers who refuse to be repatriated, giving legal backing to one of Europe’s toughest immigration policies.<p>Stranded Iranian migrant has his mouth sewed shut by a …

Russia and Turkey refuse to back down in row over jet downing

ISTANBUL/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia threatened economic retaliation against Turkey on Thursday and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of its warplane, but Turkey dismissed the threats as “emotional” and “unfitting.”<p>In an escalating war of words, President …

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12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership

At the heart of great leadership is a desire to serve others, to empower them and foster their success. Here are 12 phrases that every leader should be saying--a lot.<p>Being a leader today is not about having followers who are waiting to be told what to do and how to do it. Successful leadership is …

Oxford's Word of the Year Is an Emoji, and Now We're Writing About It, and That Was the Point

Ah, Internet.<p>The esteemed minds at Oxford Dictionaries have unveiled their choice for 2015 Word of the Year, and for the first time ever, it's not even a word. It's an emoji. It seems strange, since if anyone would know what the definition of the word <i>word</i> is, you'd think it would be dictionary …

Arrest In Allergan Division Case Is Corporate Executives' Worst Nightmare

The arrest of former Warner Chilcott executive W. Carl Reichel for allegedly directing employees to engage in illegal sales tactics is big news – even bigger than the $125 million the pharma company paid the government to settle Medicare fraud charges recently.<p>Rarely has the Justice Department …

A retired Navy SEAL commander breaks down his morning fitness routine that starts before dawn

Jocko Willink retired from 20 years serving as a US Navy SEAL in 2010, but his morning routine is as intense as ever.<p>Willink is the former commander of Task Unit Bruiser, which became the most decorated special-operations unit in the Iraq War. In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs …

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Man Gets 15 Years In Gun Smuggling Operation He Thought Was Linked To Hamas

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)</b> — A former teacher was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday, for his part in a firearms sale and cigarette smuggling …

Steampunk-Themed Bar Hypnotizes Guests with Moving Kinetic Sculptures

The Enigma Cafe and Bar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, is the perfect caffeination destination for fans of steampunk. Its unconventional decor includes a variety of visually interesting features such as metal gears, machine parts, and a mysteriously mechanical cyclist dressed in a gas mask. Although …

Sculpture

Urine Samples Show How Eating Organic Can Dramatically Reduce Pesticides in Your Body

Research from the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute has shown that switching from a conventional diet to an organic one can drastically …

A week with FreedomPop in the UK: You can't argue with free

Between the four main carriers and numerous tier-two operators in the UK, we're spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a mobile network. And yet, we've now got another new player to consider that does things a little differently. FreedomPop's mobile service launched towards the end of September …

Here's the dirty secret that's inflating the tech bubble

There are over 100 private companies valued at $1 billion or more.<p>This is leading a lot of people to say that we're in the middle of a big tech bubble.<p>But while those companies are richly valued, the public markets are being fairly rational — arguably even cruel — to technology companies.<p>As Sam …

Venture Capital

On Brampton’s short-sighted Hurontario-Main LRT decision

<i>Cross-posted from Marshall’s Musings, the author’s personal blog</i>On late Tuesday night (actually, early Wednesday morning) Brampton City Council made …

Toronto

The Nightmare Of Grocery Shopping In Venezuela

For Caracas housewife Anny Valero, today is grocery day — whether she likes it or not. Here's why: It's Monday, and if Valero doesn't go now, she'll have to wait four more days to buy food.<p>In Venezuela, government supermarkets sell price-controlled food, making them far cheaper than private stores. …

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Peronist setback in Argentina may mark breaking of Latin America's 'pink wave'

Photograph: Patricio Murphy/Rex Shutterstock<p>Daniel Scioli speaks at his campaign headquarters on a disappointing election night.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/afb503c19ba7b5f79160e123036c3ca7ba916511/0_137_2784_1669/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images<p>Mauricio Macri, the …

"OITNB" Star Jackie Cruz Had the Perfect Response to Someone Who Told Her Latinas Are "Hot" Right Now

PSA: Latinas are people, not a "hot" trend.<p>There's been a lot of talk recently about diversity in Hollywood and on TV, and the success of shows like <i>Blackish</i>, <i>Empire</i>, <i>Scandal</i>, <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>, <i>Jane the Virgin</i>, <i>How to Get Away With Murder</i>, <i>Transparent</i>, and <i>Fresh Off the Boat</i> have people applauding a …

Beet Juice Could Be the Miracle Solution to Boosting Strength

A new study makes a shocking discovery.<p>Oh, no. Mom was right about the beets.<p>According to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, beets contain a molecule that boosts muscle power. The study—which was published in September in the journal <i>Circulation: Heart …

Amid VW Scandal, Critics Want Access To Carmakers' Computer Code

The revelation that Volkswagen rigged software to cheat on emissions tests got us wondering: What else is the software in your car doing that you don't know about?<p>Well, that answer, for the time being, will remain a mystery.<p>That's because there's a little-known law in the U.S. that bars car owners …

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