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Reading Cooperative Bank Raises Employee Starting Wage To 15

first_img(NOTE: Reading Cooperative Bank has two locations in Wilmington — 230 Lowell Street and 352 Middlesex Avenue.)READING, MA — Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) recently announced that it would be increasing the minimum wage for all Bank employees to $15 per hour. The decision was announced at RCB’s year-end employee meeting, where President & CEO Julie Thurlow spoke to the company about the Board of Directors’ plan to help full-and-part-time employees struggling with the rising cost of living in Massachusetts.“We just felt like it was the right thing to do,” Thurlow responded when asked about the move. “We understand that one size does not fit all, and we would never presume that every company can afford to take such measures. The Bank still strongly believes that matters such as this should remain in the hands of individuals, not government.”Thurlow went on to elaborate about the plight of small businesses in the area: “As much as we strive to support workers who just want to make a living wage, we are certainly cognizant of the limitations that our local small business owners face daily and respect the decisions they have to make.”(NOTE: The above press release is from Reading Cooperative Bank.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Reading Cooperative Bank Is A Founding Member Of Alloy LabsIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Reading Cooperative Bank Supports Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Elder Independence FundIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Reading Cooperative Bank Announces 3 New Branch Managers, Including Changes In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Cordcutters delight The AirTV is just 4999 today

first_img The Cheapskate Walmart Best Buy See it $699 Mentioned Above Sonos Playbar $665 $699 Review • Sonos Playbar review: A sound bar for Sonos disciples Share your voice Media Streamers Gadgets Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers See It Bonus deal No. 2: Get an electric arc lighter for just $6.36tacklife-ely01-close-upCan your lighter do this? Tacklife Still lighting candles with matches? Go back to the 1800s, grandma! For a limited time, Red Baby AI (via Amazon) has the Tacklife ELY01 rechargeable arc lighter for just $6.36 with promo code GZ2Y24C4. That’s even less than the Father’s Day deal from last month. The lighter normally runs $13.See it at AmazonThis thing blows matches and propane lighters out of the water. For starters, it has a gooseneck, so it can light where you need it to light. It’s windproof, because there’s no actual flame to blow out. And it won’t ever run out of propane, because it relies on a rechargeable battery that’s good for up to 1,000 uses (!) between charges.The only caveat: If you use it to light candles, wax can get on the tip, which can prevent the arc from lightning. Just scrape off the wax with your thumbnail and you should be back in business.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! A sound bar for Sonos disciples Now playing: Watch this: Tags Preview • The Sonos Playbar is official: A sleek sound bar that streams all your music for $700 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sonos Playbar At just $50 refurbished, the AirTV is one of the cheapest ways to keep local TV channels. And no monthly fees! AirTV Update, July 11: The refurb AirTV is sold out at the $50 price. You can pick up a new AirTV at Amazon for $80 ($40 off), or you can check out the similar Amazon Fire TV Recast for $130 ($100 off). That latter product costs more — and only works with a Fire TV streamer — but it includes a built-in 500GB DVR. Like the AirTV, however, it requires no monthly fees.Read the Air TV review | Read the Fire TV Recast reviewFor many a cable TV cord-cutter, local channels are the final piece of the puzzle. How can you continue to watch (or record) those stations without piling on more monthly fees and defeating the whole point of cutting the cord?Here’s how: Today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the refurbished AirTV dual-tuner local-channel streaming box for $49.99, with free shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers. (Others pay $5.)See it at WootEverything you need to know about this product, you can find in CNET’s AirTV review. However, allow me to sum up: Connect an antenna to the AirTV box, then link the box to your Wi-Fi network (or plug it into your router’s Ethernet port). Presto! Now you can watch live local channels via your streaming devices (Fire TV, Roku and so on) and mobile devices (even if you’re away from home).Better still, the AirTV can pull DVR duty, though it’s BYO USB hard drive. If you have an extra one lying around, great. If not, here’s a Toshiba Canvia 1TB drive for just $49. (My point: Adding your own storage is extremely affordable.)Although the box was “built for SlingTV,” you definitely don’t need a SlingTV subscription. If you have one, those channels will populate the program guide alongside your local ones, which is nice. Even nicer? There’s no monthly fee for AirTV’s program guide.So, yeah, you’re in for $50 for the box. And if you already have an antenna and hard drive, you’re done. The latter is optional, and here’s an indoor HD antenna for just $17.Cord-cutting solutions don’t get much cheaper than this. Even if Woot’s supply of refurbs runs out, the AirTV is quite reasonable at $79.99.If you’ve used one and have thoughts to share, hit the comments section!Bonus deal: The Sonos Playbar drops to $549 (save $150)Sonos Playbar Jason Jenkins/CNET Speaking of refurbished gear for your TV viewing pleasure, the Sonos Playbar sound bar normally sells for $699, but for a limited time, you can get a refurb Playbar for $549. That’s a rare deal and one of the biggest discounts I can recall seeing on this speaker.See it at SonosEverything you need to know about it, you can learn in CNET’s Sonos Playbar review. (Wow, did this thing really come out way back in 2014?)One thing worth adding: All refurbished Sonos gear is guaranteed to be good as new, right down to the full one-year warranty. Sure, at $549 the Playbar is still a pricey addition to a home theater — but at least it’s a little less outrageous. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 3:19 See It Amazon Bluetooth Roku Toshiba Comments $699 Crutchfield See It 33last_img read more

Archeologists unearth King David era temple near Jerusalem

first_imgFigurines of a person. Photograph: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority Explore further Citation: Archeologists unearth King David era temple near Jerusalem (2012, December 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-12-archeologists-unearth-king-david-era.html The temple was discovered as part of a dig at a site known as Tel Motza, after the city of Mozah mentioned in the Old Testament. The site was first uncovered as construction began on what was to be a new freeway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv back in the 90’s. Since that time most researchers had concluded that the ancient community was little more than a storage facility for grain used by people in Jerusalem. This new find suggests however, that the settlement was more than that.At the time that the temple was in use, a period during the King David era, the First Temple, in Jerusalem had already been built, and worshippers had been instructed to use it instead of other facilities to discourage the worship of various idols. Artifacts found inside the temple show that the people who visited the temple had chosen to ignore the decree and instead continued to idolize their icons as they chose. What’s surprising, the researchers note, is how close the temple, and hence the ongoing idol worshiping practices, were to Jerusalem – close enough to walk. (Phys.org)—Israel’s Antiquities Authority (IAA) has announced that archeologists have unearthed a temple within walking distance of Jerusalem that appears to be approximately 2,750 years old. Artifacts found inside the temple suggest that despite the ban on idol worship at the time, those who visited the temple continued to engage in such practices. Figurine of a horse. Photograph: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authoritycenter_img Ancient seal found in Jerusalem linked to ritual © 2012 Phys.org The newly discovered temple has exceptionally thick walls and is situated facing towards the east, to take advantage of the rising sun – its rays would have illuminated the objects that sat inside the temple, a clear attempt to glorify them. The temple also had what the researchers believe was once an alter in the courtyard along with a host of sacred vessels – pottery fragments and pieces of chalices – likely used for ceremonial purposes.The discovery of the temple has historians excited because very few of them from that era have survived to modern times. Also, notably, researchers have found figurines inside the temple, representing animals – and some human – that hint, they say, of a coastal Philistine influence. They note that much more research will have to be undertaken before an accurate picture of the temple and surrounding area can be made. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Art fair coming of age

first_imgLaunched in 2008, the fair has established itself as South Asia’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art. The upcoming addition of the fair will take place from 28 to 31 January 2016. Building on these foundations, the fair is revising its mission and refining its programming to reflect the best of South Asia’s diversity in the visual arts. It is making a number of enhancements in the organisation which includes significant changes to its partnerships, internal team and gallery programming. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’BMW is the new Presenting Partner of India Art Fair 2016 . For over 40 years the BMW group has made a significant contribution to culture, initiating over 100 cultural collaborations worldwide, from commissioned works by Gerhard Richter for the BMW group’s Munich headquarters, to projects with artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Olafur Eliasson and Jeff Koons.In 2013, the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a global initiative of the BMW Group, Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum, premiered in India at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai. The fair announced the appointment of Zain Masud as International Director . Masud brings her experience within the art scenes of the Middle East, South Asia, Russia, China and Africa, alongside her extensive networks within the Western art world. Prior to this appointment, Zain served as Assistant Fair Director to Art Dubai for five years.   Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis year the fair will be structured into five main sections: Galleries , the main section, which will feature leading Indian and international galleries. Focus will be to show solo presentations which have been curated by participating galleries or institutions. The fair will also showcase leading international and Indian museums and art foundations presenting elements of their programmes or collaborations commissioned specially for the fair. Platform, which will represent young emerging artists or collectives from all around South Asia, open to galleries and foundations within the region. Projects will show artworks including large scale sculptures or site specific installations at the fair. Full programme details including the gallery list, art projects, speakers list and collateral events will be announced on October 2016.last_img read more

Bosss bad jokes can improve your job satisfaction

first_imgIf relationships are good, use of both positive and negative humour by leaders can help improve their subordinates’ job satisfaction, suggests new research.“Generally, people think that positive humour, which is inclusive, affiliative and tasteful, is good in leadership, and negative humour, which is aggressive and offensive, is bad,” said one of the researchers Christopher Robert, associate professor at University of Missouri in the US.“In our study, we found the effects of humour depend on the relationship between leaders and subordinates,” Robert noted. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Specifically, both positive and negative humour use by leaders is positively related to their subordinates’ job satisfaction when the relationship between the leader and subordinates is good. However, when the leader-subordinate relationship is bad, both negative and positive types of humour are associated with lower job satisfaction. In other words, for leaders, sometimes good humour has bad effects and bad humour has good effects on subordinates. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTo test their theory, the researchers developed two sets of matched questionnaires, one for leaders and one for their subordinates. They analysed responses from about 70 leaders and their 241 subordinates in 54 organisations. “The findings suggest that if leaders wish to integrate humour into their interactions with subordinates, they should first assess whether or not their subordinates are likely to interpret their humourous overtures positively,” Robert said.  These results also have implications for leaders’ strategic use of humor.“Instead of using humour to build relationships, leaders should work to build strong relationships through other means such as through clear communication, fair treatment, and providing clear and useful feedback. Humour then can be used to maintain those strong relationships,” Robert suggested. The study was published in the journal Group & Organisation Management.last_img read more

SelfDriving Cars The Next Terrorism Threat

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Reports over the weekend that Tesla could be the latest carmaker to add autonomous features to its products is being greeted with excitement, but experts are concerned that the new industry technology could be susceptible to sinister cybercriminal activity.Egil Juliussen, director of research for infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems at research group IHS Automotive, told CNBC via email that electronics systems in cars currently have no or very limited security measures. “The economic opportunities are very different for car systems than PCs, tablets and smartphones. There is very little information in the car that can be easily turned into revenue for the average hacker,” he said.”Instead the reason for hacking and controlling cars are more sinister, such as creating traffic chaos, murder-for-hire, cyber warfare and related terrorist acts.”Juliussen deals out the worst-case scenario but believes that intellectual property theft may be the most common hacking reason in the future, or denting an auto manufacturer’s reputation and liability issues. The FBI also remains concerned. An unclassified report obtained by the U.K. newspaper The Guardian in July said that the agency was predicting that autonomous cars may be used as “lethal weapons.”An $87B opportunitySelf-driving cars are considered the next big revolution in the industry, with even technology companies like Google hoping to take a slice of future revenues. Research and advisory firm Lux Research predicts automakers and technology developers can look forward to a market worth $87 billion by 2030, while IHS Automotive estimates that by 2035 self-driving cars will account for half of the vehicles sold in North America and sales worldwide reaching about 11.8 million units. Analysts are skeptical as to whether the car of the future will be totally autonomous, saying the best features we can look forward to are simple driver-assists like adaptive cruise control. Nonetheless, they believe cybersecurity remains a crucial aspect of any future product.Rainer Mehl, head of manufacturing consulting at data firm NTT Data, said auto companies are “extremely worried.””They haven’t answered the (cybersecurity) question yet,” he told CNBC in an interview, explaining that any outcome would obviously be far worse than if someone gained access to a kitchen utility like a refrigerator. “Cybersecurity is key,” he said.’Incremental’ improvementsAnalysts point to a 2011 academic paper, when researchers from the University of Washington and the University of California-San Diego were able to wirelessly hack into cars. This led to the auto industry “waking up” to the security threat, according to Juliussen, who adds that auto manufacturers and their suppliers are now doing research and acquiring expertise.”It will take several years until the results show up in the cars,” he said.”The regulators, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in the U.S., and similar organizations in Europe are also paying attention, doing their research and will eventually release recommendations and/or legislation to add security to all auto electronics systems,” he added.Expect to see “incremental” security improvements in the next five years as auto manufacturers beef up their protection in the telematics and other connected car systems, according to Juliussen.The response to CNBC from carmakers could also underline the longevity of any new developments on the issue. At the recent Paris Motor Show, carmakers Daimler and Nissan Europe said they weren’t showcasing any autonomous vehicles.AT&T has shown an interest in the space, releasing new information about a “connected car” program last week, but details, especially about its security systems, remain scarce. The telecom firm said it expects to serve 10 million connected cars by 2017, although there’s no confirmation as to whether these products will include autonomous features. 4 min read October 6, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on CNBC Register Now »last_img read more