Local Illinois Democrats To Hold Fall Internship Program

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Press release from the Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats:

September 14 2020

Highland Park, IL – If you have progressive values and are looking for a fall internship that will make a difference, have we got a deal for you! The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is now accepting applications for its Fall 2020 Internship Program. The internship is a substantive program designed for high school, college, and graduate students seeking an opportunity to become deeply engaged in the political process.

Tenth Dems is a grassroots political organization that helps mobilize voters and activists in one of the most widely watched Congressional districts in the country. This is the ideal time to complete a political internship as we prepare for the critically important 2020 elections. Tenth Dems interns have staffed issue forums and events for elected officials and candidates up and down the ballot, worked on campaigns, and

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Want a job as a software developer with Koch? No experience necessary in new program

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If you’ve always wanted to be a software developer but don’t have any experience in the field, you might not need it to get a job with Koch Industries in Wichita.


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A new, free educational program will offer 10 people in the Wichita area a chance to learn more about software development and eventually be evaluated for a full-time role with Koch.

The local company is launching the pilot program with Catalyte, a software development services company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to find new, overlooked talent in the workforce.

“At Catalyte, we know that aptitude is equally distributed but opportunity isn’t,” Carlton Gordon Jr., managing director for the Midwest region with Catalyte, said in a news release. “Our technology is designed to bypass traditional measures used in hiring, like resumes and degrees, to see someone’s true potential for becoming a software developer.”

Candidates for the

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Walmart Adds Second Drone Delivery Company to Pilot Program

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Walmart (NYSE:WMT) announced this morning it is partnering with Zipline to test delivery of health and wellness products via drone just days after announcing it would test drone-delivery of general merchandise with Flytrex.

Calling it “a first-of-its-kind drone delivery operation in the U.S.,” the retail giant says Zipline will trial its drone technology near Walmart’s corporate headquarters in northwest Arkansas. The Flytrex pilot program is being tested in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Zipline drone parachuting in a delivery

Image source: Zipline.

Taking to the skies

The deep dive into drone delivery follows Amazon‘s announcement several weeks ago that it had received Federal Aviation Administration approval to operate a fleet of drones for Prime Air delivery service.

Walmart says Zipline, which began service delivering medical supplies in war-torn Rwanda, has delivered over 200,000 medical products to healthcare facilities in numerous countries, and partnering with the retailer will enable the drone company to scale up its U.S. operations

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Head of S.I tech company admits to bilking program that helped kids at Brooklyn Catholic schools

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The head of a South Beach-based technology company is on the hook for more than $133,000 and could spend up to 33 months behind bars after admitting he bilked a federal program serving disadvantaged kids in Brooklyn Catholic schools.

John Comito, 69, pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud during a remote conference in Brooklyn federal court.

The defendant admitted to ripping off the E-rate program.

Comito, the chief executive officer of AutoExec Computer Systems Inc., said he submitted an invoice in October 2015, in which he falsely claimed his company had provided certain Internet services and equipment to schools under the program.

Brooklyn federal prosecutors said the company illegally obtained $433,000.

Comito personally profited to the tune of $133,240, said prosecutors.

Under the plea agreement, the defendant agreed to forfeit his illegal gains.

“I wish to express to the court how sorry I am for my

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Psychology professor spreads message of Internet safety through teen peer education program

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Since 2016, Liberty University psychology professor Dr. Janet M. Brown has been working hard with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Safe Surfin Foundation to keep children safe from Internet predators, and now their specially developed program has expanded to high schools in several states.

Dr. Janet Brown poses with the first high school Cyber S.W.A.T. team at Jefferson Forest High School in Forest, Va.

Their program is called Cyber S.W.A.T. (which stands for Safety While Accessing Technology) and it empowers groups of high school students at each school to teach proper Internet practices to their fellow classmates.

“Cyber S.W.A.T. is a paradigm shift in the way we train young people how to be safe on the Internet in that it’s peer-to-peer,” Brown said. “With social cognitive theory the idea in this case

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KlariVis Joins the Jack Henry Banking Vendor Integration Program

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VIP enables KlariVis to integrate with Jack Henry Banking SilverLake System platform

KlariVis, a unique and proprietary data analytics software platform developed by bankers for bankers, today announced that it has joined the Jack Henry Banking® Vendor Integration Program (VIP). Participation in the program will provide KlariVis with access to Jack Henry Banking’s technical resources to integrate with Jack Henry Banking® SilverLake System® platform. The Vendor Integration Program is designed to help ensure that Jack Henry Banking’s customers can easily deploy third-party products.

KlariVis integrates with SilverLake via jXchange™, a services-based programming interface that enables third-party vendors and banks to access the platform’s core data and business rules. The integrity of data is maintained throughout any data exchange, because access to business rules and data is managed through a service layer which governs these interactions.

KlariVis CEO and Founder, Kim Snyder, said, “As veteran community bankers, the KlariVis team

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4-H Youth Development Program focuses on the importance of voting

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 As race and race relations have dominated the national conversation over the past few months, University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program brought the discussion to the local level in its program, “Vote Your Voice.” During this three-week virtual class, youth ages 17-19 learned about the importance of voting.

Students explored American history, systemic and systematic racism, and the influence voting can have on related policies. They also engaged in an open dialogue about the current political climate and how they can get involved in making a positive change in their community. This civic engagement series was designed and led by Program Coordinator Shay McGee to be interactive and encourage a safe space for students to express themselves.


“Teaching this class allowed me to not only share the history of voting and its role in our government structure, but also witness the conversations that stemmed from the class

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Comcast Launches New “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” for Cities, Schools, and Students as Nation Gears Up for the Academic Year

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Adds Free xFi Platform for Parents to Protect Children’s Devices and Monitor Online Activities

Continues to Offer 60 Days of Free Internet Service for New Internet Essentials Customers

With distance learning plans rolling out across the country due to the coronavirus, Comcast today announced a new program for cities, schools, and nonprofits to connect large numbers of low-income K-12 students to the Internet at home. The “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” is designed to help accelerate Internet adoption at a critical time. In nearly ten years, Internet Essentials has become the nation’s largest and most successful low-income Internet adoption program and has connected millions of people to the Internet. It offers households low-cost, broadband Internet service for $9.95/month, the option to purchase a heavily subsidized computer, and multiple options for digital literacy training. Comcast also announced today it is giving all Internet Essentials customers its innovative xFi platform, which enables parents

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Pilot Program Aims To Speed Up ID Authentications At Airports

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ARLINGTON, VA — Some travelers going through security checkpoints at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) may have a quicker time thanks to a new touchless “self-service” technology that aims to speed up the ID authentication process.

The Transportation Security Administration is piloting the technology that matches a traveler’s live photo with the image on their identification, confirming their flight information in near real time.

“In light of COVID-19, advanced health and safety precautions have become a top priority and part of the new normal for TSA,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske, in a release. “As a result, we are exploring rapid testing and deployment of this touchless, self-service technology. At the conclusion of the pilot, we expect to be able to determine how positioning the new technology will allow passengers to use it themselves thereby providing a safer checkpoint experience, while adding significant security benefits.”

The pilot program at

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Creative Greensboro to award $60,000 in grants through new program | Blog: Go Triad – A&E Extra

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GREENSBORO — Creative Greensboro, the city office of arts and culture, will award $60,000 through a new Catalyzing Creativity Grants program.

The grants will provide financial support to nonprofits or individuals to engage historically marginalized communities through creative programming.

Oct. 30 is the application deadline. Awards will be announced by Dec. 18. Projects must occur between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2021. 

Visit www.creativegreensboro.com for the application and additional grant requirements.

Founded in 2019, Creative Greensboro provides support for, ensures access to and drives awareness of the city’s creative community. The Catalyzing Creativity Grants program was born out of one of the strategies of the city’s arts plan.

“The plan calls for Creative Greensboro to identify emerging arts and cultural organizations and develop initiatives to support their growth, resilience, and reach,” Ryan Deal, the city’s chief creative economy officer who oversees Creative Greensboro, said in a news release.

“The Catalyzing

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