Broom named CEO of Citation Jet Pilots Association

The Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association (CJP) has promoted Andrew Broom to the role of chief executive officer. Broom had served as CJP’s executive director since August 2016. The board vote took place in conjunction with the 2017 CJP Convention, held Oct. 4-7, 2017, in Phoenix. Also announced were the new members of the […]

ASA owner, authors receive UAA awards

Aviation Supplies & Academics owner Mike Lorden and authors Gary Ullrich and Paul Snyder were presented with the W. W. Estridge, Jr. and the John K. Lauber Safety awards during the 70th annual University Aviation Association (UAA) Collegiate Aviation Conference and Expo in Riverside, California. The Estridge Award, which honors American Airlines’ Captain W. W. […]

5 Steps to Smart Working

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With all the possibilities that new technologies offer, work nowadays is all about being smart and less about being hard. But what does it mean to work smart? Smart Working is not just a cliché that people use as a slogan to justify working less hours. In fact, Smart Working is more than just flexible working, it is a management philosophy that is based on making the most of smart technologies and of the possibilities that they offer.

There are five main aspects of working life that can be rethought according to a Smart Working philosophy: leadership, office space, technology, estate, and culture and people. For a Smart Working business to be successful, it is necessary to implement an integrated plan that focuses on each and all of these five areas.

Smart leadership is based on trust and flexibility. People need to be able to work when and where it suits them best in order to reach well defined common goals. However, developing a smart office culture is not enough: smart principles need to be reflected in the design and use of the workplace. Startups are advantaged in this respect, as they are able to build their business from scratch and implement smart working principles in the use of office space from the beginning.

Steps to Rethink Smart Working

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Thor: Ragnarok will feature the first gay character in a Marvel movie

But with the film just another two months away from release, Marvel is stepping up the marketing game by releasing a set of new Thor: Ragnarok character posters. Check them all out below.

It’s a relatively minor coup in the grand scheme of things, given Fandango’s survey only polled 1,000 film fans, but it does set the stage for an interesting tussle between Ragnarok and Justice League – between Marvel and DC – ahead of November. Hulk gets green, Loki gets that wicked yellow, Thor gets red, and you get the gist. As I scroll through them, my anticipation is growing: while Thor has never been my favorite Marvel property, I realized seeing these that I adore every single returning character featured in Ragnarok (especially you, Heimdall).

After being asked by Screen Rant whether Thor was finally over Jane in Taika Waititi’s upcoming superhero space buddy movie, Hemsworth explained that the team actually had some “very respectable fun” concerning Thor’s breakup.

Other notable franchise veterans also getting a one-sheet include Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. I love how these close-ups lets us see the small details often missed in action-packed trailers.

The mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. In an interview with Collider, director Taika Waititi and producer Brad Winderbaum discussed the challenge of tying Thor: Ragnarok to the greater MCU story arc and ensuring it works as its own film.

Aside from this exciting first for Marvel, there is plenty to look forward to in Thor: Ragnarok.

Yes, There Will Be a Sequel to the ‘It’ Movie

“I hope that people can consider both performances separately and appreciate them for what they are”.

That leads to a lot of F-bombs and amusing one-liners, both done perfectly by child actor Finn Wolfhard (whom you know best as Mike Wheeler on the Netflix show “Stranger Things“).

Speaking with Deadline in a new interview, the director explained how King had personally approved all of the plot changes he had made in his adaptation: “I sent him a handwritten letter, asking for forgiveness, for all the creative license I had taken”. They have expectations I’m not going to live up to. It’s unbelievable how suited they are to the roles that they play, it’s as if you ripped the characters out from the book and put it on a human being, it’s them, it’s insane.

Rocky Horror Picture show star Tim Curry famously played Pennywise in a 1990 TV miniseries.

“But I did want to bring out that layer to the newer version, so you see a character that is edgier because he’s unpredictable and he does weird things”. While the movie is already getting stellar reviews, there could be an issue with the sequel, which is set to focus on the “Loser’s Club” as adults, 27 years in the future. She doesn’t wear much makeup because she works close-up with kids. “He’s really into black-and-white [photography]”. Don’t get me wrong, i love creepy clowns but my mind isn’t just scary clowns and unsettling images. Then, I find out Andy was actually fighting for me through the acting process and he wanted me. People don’t like being scared in real life, but when you’re watching a film or you’re on a roller-coaster, you get scared but it’s under control. Just cut it all off. “As soon as Andy would yell cut, I’d be on the ground, breathing heavily”. How am I going to do this?

A major haircut would give anyone the shivers, but Sophia’s since updated the self-styled crop into an even shorter pixie cut.

Adding: “Although I consider myself ridiculously attractive, (lol jk), I’m proud to say that I’m becoming internet famous because of an actual talent”. “There’s scenes where I really want to get things right and all the kids know me as the person who says, ‘Sorry.’ I think I’ve gotten a lot better with that, but it’s still the thing that I’m still anxious about, trying to get the scene flawless”.

Evidence of climate change is all around

“All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and more unsafe, and you create the panic, and it’s mission accomplished, agenda advanced”. The Berkeley Hills reached 105 degrees Friday afternoon as the city opened 11 cooling centers to let residents escape the heat.

Hurricane Irma is on track to land in Florida.

In the aftermath of the devastating monsoon floods in Northern India and Bangladesh and Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico, the question is being asked if these events provide the final proof that global warming is contributing to make extreme weather events such as these worse than they would otherwise be. While powerful hurricanes from the Atlantic have inflicted damage, death and destruction in the US and in the Caribbean for centuries, their costliness does not necessarily correlate with their strength, he says.

“While changes in hurricane frequency remain uncertain, basic physical understanding and model results suggest that the strongest hurricanes (when they occur) are likely to become more intense and possibly larger in a warmer, moister atmosphere over the oceans”.

Some conservative commentators have criticized drawing an explicit link between climate change and extreme weather events, arguing that discussion should focus on relief efforts rather than climate policy. Michael Graham, another conservative talk show host, said many reactions to Harvey were meant to bash President Donald Trump and act as a facade to push stronger economic regulation. Scientists say we only have three years left before there is no turning this climate thing around. “It’s classic political opportunism”.

So, without examining real science and historical context, the climate change pundits automatically leap to erroneous conclusions. That’s true even without climate change getting involved. How bad does it have to get before we make plans and take action?

HTC Looking To Sell Smartphone Business To Google

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3 billion (US$99.69 million) for August, the company’s lowest monthly figures in 13 years.

Google is now in talks to buy HTC’s phone business, according to a report out of Taiwan’s Commercial Times.

Chinese publication Commerical Times reports (via Digitimes) that HTC is in “the final stage of negotiation” with Google to sell its smartphone business.

HTC also built the earlier Nexus-branded smartphones, which were not big sellers.

Sheridan said a Google acquisition of HTC would be “immaterial to Alphabet ” given its $95 billion cash stash.

Sales momentum for HTC U11 is declining.

It is in this current situation where Google is seeking more autonomy to once again carve an ideal Android experience and HTC is looking at its strategic options that a deal could eventually close out by the end of the year. Is it for all of the phone business, as the report suggests, or is it only for HTC’s phone R&D team, which is what a UBS note to investors says?

Here’s where it sounds off base: Google acquired Motorola Mobility and then sold it off just a couple of years later.

Buying the phone division would signal Google’s lack of confidence in HTC management and a statement that an investment might be wasted.

New Pixel phones are expected to be launched this fall. Even as another longtime OEM partner, LG, is said to have taken on a second-generation Pixel phone this year, HTC still retains the manufacture of another Pixel phone.

Equifax breach exposed data of 143 million Americans, including social security numbers

Equifax announced they will be offering free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring to all U.S. Citizens after a cybersecurity incident that impacts more than a 140 million U. The oldest of the three major U.S. credit bureaus, it maintains information on over 800 million people for credit and insurance reports, which is also a juicy target for anyone trying to steal data. It uncovered the breach on July 29.

Equifax, a massive credit assessment company, announced Thursday that roughly 143 million USA consumers may have had some of their most sensitive personal information leaked due to a large scale data breach.

“We identified a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million USA consumers”, Equifax said in a statement.

Equifax said in a statement that hackers “exploited a US website application vulnerability” to gain unauthorized access to the files between mid-May and July of this year.

The company has not found evidence of unauthorized activity on its core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.

“This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do”, said Equifax chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith.

It was a treasure trove of information for the bad guys out there and included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.

Some U.K. and Canadian residents were also affected.

Additionally, a limited number of people in Canada and the United Kingdom were also impacted, the company said. The website also provides additional information on steps consumers can take to protect their personal information. It will mail notices to consumers with credit card numbers or dispute documents accessed.

Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Stake Raised by Papp L Roy & Associates

15,431,505 shares of the company traded hands.

Walt Disney Company (DIS) opened at 101.50 on Tuesday. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Carmignac Gestion increased Cia Brasileira De Dis (CBD) stake by 0.37% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Zevenbergen Cap Invs Ltd invested in 0.06% or 12,125 shares.

Tightening the gaze, stock performance for the last 5 trading days is -1.04%. About 1.12M shares traded. Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since September 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.33% the S&P500. Morgan Stanley holds 0.66% of its portfolio in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) for 19.35 million shares. Therefore 67% are positive. The rating was maintained by UBS on Thursday, September 29 with “Buy”.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Evercore to “Buy” on Tuesday, January 3. 4 of them rate its stock a hold. On Friday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy”. “Reports Lower Profits, New Streaming Strategy” published on August 08, 2017, Latimes.com published: “Toni Basil sues Viacom, Walt Disney Co., Forever 21 in continued rights battle …” on September 01, 2017. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Underperform” on Monday, May 15.

Since May 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.32 million activity.

The Walt Disney Company’s average Book Value per Share Growth Rate was -0.2 percent during the past 12 months.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.01, from 0.96 in 2016Q3.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. The Alabama-based First Savings Bank Na has invested 1.22% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 0.48% invested in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) for 49,857 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity owns 120,670 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Private Trust Na owns 39,499 shares for 0.99% of their portfolio. Paragon Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in the first quarter valued at about $200,000. 7,780 are owned by Abner Herrman & Brock. Parasol Mngmt Ltd Llc invested in 355 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Hancock Co accumulated 2,196 shares. Moreover, Emerald Advisers Pa has 1.43% invested in Trex Company Inc (NYSE:TREX). Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Therefore 54% are positive. Travelers had 34 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

A 1.6 per cent jump in consumer discretionary stocks was led by Dollarama Inc. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, July 8. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, May 11. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Credit Suisse. Argus Research maintained Leidos Holdings, Inc. Also, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino purchased 976 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, March 23 by Topeka Capital Markets. As per Monday, November 30, the company rating was upgraded by Guggenheim. Cowen & Co maintained Leidos Holdings, Inc. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, August 18 to “Market Perform”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 1.16 in 2016Q3. Bollard Lc invested in 19,703 shares. Great West Life Assurance Company Can reported 0.02% in Newfield Exploration Co. Moreover, Kennedy Management Inc has 0.07% invested in FMC Corp (NYSE:FMC) for 69,445 shares. “It gives you an indication that people are still a little bit nervous – about North Korea and what the future holds for the (Trump) administration as far as what it is going to accomplish”, said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth in NY. Park National Corporation Oh holds 0.5% or 78,229 shares in its portfolio. Shares of DIS have downtrended -4.17% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -4.81% in that time. Tourbillon Cap Prtnrs Ltd Partnership has 2.35M shares for 2.32% of their portfolio. Next Financial Group, Inc controls 45,249 shares worth $4,808,000,000. Clarivest Asset Ltd Llc owns 283,767 shares. 365,955 are held by California Public Employees Retirement Sys. Milestone Group stated it has 1,981 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Carlson Capital LP owns 0.25% invested in Leidos Holdings, Inc. Rodgers Brothers accumulated 1.3% or 27,700 shares. Hudson Canyon Counselors Limited Liability Com stated it has 14,616 shares.

Fantasy Football Players Are Oblivious And Overconfident, According To This Study

The Lions gave up the fifth most fantasy points to QBs previous year, and you know Cardinals coach Bruce Arians – who came out with a book titled “The Quarterback Whisperer” this offseason – will call plenty of pass plays to test that secondary. At 6 feet, 3 inches and 240 pounds, Engram will be a force to be reckoned with on the field and a nice touchdown target for when the Giants get close to the end zone. Last year, one of the league mates took a toilet seat to get nameplates of the last place finisher for each of the 15 seasons we’ve had a league. That’s not a bad floor to start from. Head to head leagues is when a fantasy team matches up against a different fantasy team from the league each week. He’s listed as a starter in the Seahawks’ Week 1 depth chart for the Green Bay game, which also demotes Tyler Lockett to the second team. This is the year that he will not just show up in yardage but also in touchdowns. Thank you for reading! If you’re looking for a guy who won’t likely be around the whole year, but may have an impact in week 1, take a look at Paul Richardson for Seattle.

I’m not convinced he’s gonna be stellar after a year off, but this is not gonna be an easy debut in Soot-and-Silver. The closest team to that number was Houston who allowed 3,226, almost 300 extra yards. Before an injury-riddled 2016 season, though, Vereen caught 59 passes in 2015 and 52 passes in 2014. Should he not go, then Bennie Fowler is next in line to go with Emmanuel Sanders. The Jaguars’ division rival hasn’t allowed the team to rush for more than 100 yards since December 2014.

Russell Wilson will be my quarterback this year, as I didn’t want to have any QB issues like I had last season. I expect Bortles to provide little help to bolster the Jaguars offensively. Guess who they came against?

I have been playing fantasy for the almost 25 years and put a lot of time and effort into the strategy that makes up the game. Or will they just feature the plethora of pass-catching running backs for the short-yardage throws? Start Bryant with confidence that he’ll haul in a score or two on Sunday.

Last season Dak Prescott was such an impressive rookie, it is nearly too easy to look over his few bad performances in 2016.

To use a specific, team-versus-position example, the Los Angeles Chargers (way back in 2016, when they were still in San Diego) earned a middling ranking in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (259.1 total, or 16.2 per game). In the 20 games over the past two seasons in which he saw at least five targets, Ginn averaged 4.1 catches for 59 yards and 0.45 touchdowns.

Every week some of the most talent players get shut down because of difficulty one-on-one defenders.