Alligator, Budget, Cabbage: Thursday’s News Included the Good, the Bad, and the Scary

Parker Content Of Interest for March 16, 2017


Welcome to Thursday’s edition of Of Interest” by Parker Content. Thursday was a bountiful news day.  A proposed budget was released by the Trump administration causing shockwaves across the nation as the depth of intended cuts to social services, arts, and education was revealed.Supreme Court #SCOTUS pending casesThis edition of “Of Interest” also includes a link to an article summarizing some of the most important pending Supreme Court (#SCOTUS) cases. 

Additionally, you’ll find a curated selection of stories from media outlets around the world detailing the impact of government action (and inaction) on individual lives.

 

ParkerContent News Digital Marketing and #SERPTo start things off, I’ve gathered some tidbits from the world of digital marketing and search. Medical science news was big on Thursday, be sure to check out some of the latest developments that I’ve linked to below.

 

Did you know Adobe had been sending out semaphore code for years? I’d never even heard of semaphore code! But, a Tennessee teacher had—and he figured out Adobe’s secret.

 

Finally, do you need business or digital marketing advice or have some to share? Check out the Asking and Answering section at the bottom of the page and join the conversation.

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March 16, 2017                                           A busy news day.

Digital Marketing, SERPs, and Social

On In-Game Advertising, or the Invasion of Your $60 Space
This piece is intended to present a short thought-experiment in regards to the ever-increasing prevalence of ads in our lives. With their ubiquitous presence and the development of ever…
British camping site in row with Google over prioritising hotel...
A British internet company claims it is losing millions because Google refuses to host its adverts despite showing those from its bigger rivals. Pitchup.com, which specializes in outdoor…
National Lacrosse League to live stream games on Twitter as it...
TORONTO – The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is hoping to broaden its audience by signing an exclusive live-streaming agreement with Twitter Inc that lets the social media platform’s users…
Vietnam urges firms to stop YouTube and Facebook ads
Technology News | Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 5:38am EDT HANOI Vietnam on Thursday called on all companies doing business in the country to stop advertising on YouTube, Facebook and other social…
GitLab acquires software chat startup Gitter, will open-source...
GitLab, a startup that provides open-source and premium source code repository software that people use to collaborate on software, is announcing today that it has acquired Gitter, a…

Science, Research, and Med Tech in the News

The U.S. Has $732 Billion Invested in Robotics Stock
According to a study by the Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) and Redwood Software, when it comes to investing in the research and development necessary to advance robotics…
Adobe semaphore code cracked by Tennessee high school teacher
The illuminated disks atop Adobe Systems’ downtown San Jose headquarters have transmitted a secret message since 2012. On Monday, Adobe revealed that Jimmy Waters, a high school math…
Typing sentences by simply thinking is possible with new...
For decades, researchers have worked to find and create more direct connections between the human brain and computers. New groundbreaking technology may now help improve the lives of people…
Quantum movement of electrons in atomic layers shows potential...
A University of Kansas research team has observed the counterintuitive motion of electrons during experiments in KU’s Ultrafast Laser Lab. Because this sort of ‘quantum’ transport is…
Thai hospital set to introduce eight robots at its pharmacies
Siriraj Hospital in Thailand plans to introduce robots into the dispensing process at its pharmacies to improve patients’ safety and speed up its services….
Indian Scientists Develop Credit-Card Sized ECG Machine, Costs...
Usually accustomed to spending most of their time making nuclear weapons, a group of scientists in India have developed a unique life-saving device. And a low-cost, affordable solution for…
Ibuprofen and Other Pain Meds Linked to Cardiac Arrest
Ibuprofen and other common painkillers are linked to an increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to a new Danish study published in the European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular…
Scientists zoom in on AIDS virus hideout | The Japan Times
French scientists said Wednesday they had found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells that provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs. Being able to spot,…
Oxford University to launch medical marijuana research programme
Oxford University is to launch a £10m research programme into the effects of medical marijuana, following calls for its legalisation. The programme will examine the role of cannabis…

Federal Budget Impact and Opinions

Read President Trump's Budget Blueprint
President Trump has released a budget blueprint outlining increased military spending and cuts across other agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department.
NIH, DOE Office of Science face deep cuts in Trump's first...
President Donald Trump’s first budget request to Congress, to be released at 7 a.m. Thursday, will call for cutting the 2018 budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $6…
Analysis | Trump's military spending bump could fund the...
In search of massive spending cuts to counterbalance a $54 billion increase in defense spending, President Trump’s budget blueprint proposes the outright elimination of at least 19 federal…
Trump's hiring freeze reportedly closes local historic sites
Independence Hall, the birthplace of the nation, along with the Liberty Bell and Independence Mall. Nearly 5 million tourists are drawn here every year, pumping hundreds of millions of…

US News and View

9 Supreme Court cases that matter right now
While the Senate decides what to do about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, the eight justices already on the court are in the midst of another term of hot-button cases. Swipe…
Silver Valley miners strike, shutting down Lucky Friday mine
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017, 5:45 P.M. MULLAN, Idaho – Rick “Redman” Norman and about 60 other miners spent Monday morning doing something they’ve never done before at the Lucky…
ONLY on 4: Chaos at Oakland carnival caught on camera
OAKLAND (KRON) – Chaos at a carnival in Oakland over the weekend was caught on camera. The videos show a mob of people at a carnival taking anything they can get their hands on. It was more…
What's a Michigan farmer to do about labor?
In addition to wrestling with volatile market prices and a strange Michigan weather pattern, farmers are dealing with an added level of uncertainty about availability of labor this season.
Countable
A controversial bill that’s making its way through three congressional committees is already generating tons of chatter across the internet for letting employers ask workers to take genetic tests as part of employee wellness plans.
States with expanded Medicaid program saw higher voter turnout -...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Since becoming law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been used by political parties in attempts to mobilize voters. In a new study, Jake Haselswerdt, assistant professor of…
One man's personal experience with corporate heartlessness -...
Don Davis is a cryptographer from Somerville. For 30 years he has worked in cyber security, and two years ago he landed a job with the Boston-based subsidiary of BAE Systems, a British…
Veteran who helps homeless vets aims to make it a nationwide...
Kyle Cornwell was having dinner with some friends in Sacramento several months ago when he spotted a man wearing a military jacket and Vietnam vet hat sitting on the sidewalk. The man was…
Why were Canadian volunteers headed to N.J. turned away at the...
A Canadian volunteer group said it was forced to scrap its plans to help Superstorm Sandy victims rebuild their homes on the Jersey Shore after border officials denied them entry to the…
Refugees and Terrorism Investigations
The White House and Department of Justice have declined to provide the total number of “counterterrorism investigations” underway or how it defines the term “counterterrorism investigation.”
DC Refuses to Give Teachers Raise Despite $2.4 Billion Surplus -...
Truth Against the Machine’s Curtis Cee reports on DC teachers boycotting the lack of a cost of living increase in salaries over the past five years. For more subscribe to Truth Against The…
Lawrence Livermore Lab publishing US nuclear weapons test films
What was once highly classified can now be found on YouTube — and this isn’t a leak. The Lawrence Livermore National Lab is beginning to publish thousands of films of U.S. nuclear weapons…
Can Scholars Help Save the Voting Rights Act?
In January, the US Senate gathered for confirmation hearings on the nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who was denied a federal judgeship by a Senate committee in 1986 due to…

Around the World

38-pound cabbage wins Alden girl a $1,000 scholarship - The...
Kara Hassenfratz could feed an army of leprechauns with the 38-pound cabbage she grew in her great-uncle’s vegetable garden in Marilla. The fourth-grade student at St. Mary’s Elementary…
Cheerios giving away 100 million wildflower seeds to help save...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Here’s a freebie that’ll have you buzzing. Cheerios is hoping to boost global bee populations by giving away wildflower seeds. You’ll get your wildflower seeds in four…
Search continues for cobra slithering loose in Central Florida...
The search continues for a sneaky snake that escaped its enclosure and could be slithering loose in an Ocala neighborhood. The highly venomous 2-foot-long suphan monocled cobra got out of…
Man-eating 10ft long crocodile will get zoo home if caught
Environmental authorities are searching for a 10-foot long crocodile that killed and apparently ate a man in southern Mexico. The federal Environment Department said on Tuesdaythe attack…
Sierra Leone pastor finds huge diamond in Kono - BBC News
A Christian pastor has discovered one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds in Sierra Leone’s Kono district. The diamond, weighing 709 carats, is now locked up in Sierra Leone’s central…
Historic Gift Helps Chile Protect 10 Million Acres
In an historic ceremony on the edge of South America’s famed Pumalín Park, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet and the American philanthropist Kristine Tompkins today pledged to expand…
Argentine peace laureate visits Falkland Islands -...
Nobel peace laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel and other Argentine human rights activists are visiting a Falklands Islands cemetery. The trip come ahead of planned efforts by Argentina and…
China's 'airpocalypse' linked to Arctic sea ice loss - BBC...
From the section Science & Environment The air pollution that lingered over eastern China for nearly a month in 2013 has been linked to the loss of Arctic sea ice the previous autumn. A…
East Africa: US Army Uses Mothers to Get Kony's Men to Defect
American special forces deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) to support the hunt for Joseph Kony and his LRA rebels have switched from using bullets to blaring recordings from…
Indonesia's Child Tobacco Workers in Peril
In the next week, Indonesian President Joko (“Jokowi”) Widodo will decide whether to encourage parliament to move forward with a draft tobacco bill aimed at increasing domestic tobacco…
Cash for trash: Egyptians in Cairo can sell their garbage
Cash for trash: Egyptians in Cairo can sell their garbage
The station, one of two in Cairo, was already filled with bags of recyclables brought in since its inauguration over the weekend. “Garbage will not be a problem, but rather a source of income,”
BREAKING: Brexit begins - Queen fires starting gun as she signs...
After navigating the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the bill was given royal assent shortly before 11am this morning – the last hurdle before the EU exit begins. The Prime…
Nagaland bans junk food in schools, calls for sensitising...
By issuing this notification, Nagaland followed states such as Punjab, Odisha and Manipur in banning junk food in schools
Tokyo lost and found included ¥3.7 billion in cash last year |...
In addition to keys and eyeglasses and other commonly lost objects, millions of dollars worth of cash reaches the Tokyo police’s lost and found department every year. In fact, last year…
Around the world, supporters march for Tibet to mark rebellion...
Supporters of Tibet marched across the country and in cities around the world Friday to mark the 58th anniversary of a Tibetan rebellion against Chinese occupying forces. From Tokyo to…

Crime and Corruption

Britain bans new MPs from employing family members
Britain will ban new MPs from employing spouses, relatives or business associates, according to rules announced Thursday in the wake of a scandal that has rocked France’s presidential…
Feds charge Hayward man with making hundreds of crank 911 calls
OAKLAND – U.S. attorneys have filed criminal charges against an East Bay man who they say made hundreds of threatening or harassing phone calls to police departments around the country,…
Renault's entire management implicated in pollution test fraud:...
Renault has used “fraudulent strategies” for over 25 years to cheat on pollution tests for diesel and petrol engines with the knowledge of top management, according to a report by French…
'More than 800,000 songbirds illegally killed' on British...
More than 800,000 songbirds were illegally killed on a British military base in Cyprus in the autumn to supply restaurants serving a local delicacy, environmentalists said. Levels of…

Asking and Answering

Before you go dark on a client again, read this...
It’s human nature. There’s was a point in the project where progress stopped – a rabbit hole appeared, a feature bloated out of control, communication tired – and suddenly my two…
Mash here, US Tax season 2nd quarter is here so AMA about 2016...
Hi Reddit, I’m Mash from Monily.com (tax, bookkeeping and payroll service). We’re hosting an AMA to help answer any questions you have…
3 things I learned working at an AI startup in Y Combinator
I consider myself very lucky. After working on recommendation algorithms, a FinTech chatbot platform and starting the Budapest Bots Meetup group I’ve ended up in one of Silicon Valley’s…
How to properly kill a campaign-created landing page * r/SEO
Basically what the title says. We do a lot of PR campaigns with 3rd party agencies and sometimes keeping track of all the details is a hustle….
Looking for feedback on my video script for new product *...
Helloooo 🙂 I’m launching my first products through Kickstarter soon and I was hoping for some super honest feedback on my video script. I feel…
Does Google understand my site? * r/bigseo
My website is originally fashion but since late last year I migrated my separate music site into my site. My fashion posts rankings increased a…
Comparing free SSL companies.
I researched 10+ companies which provide you a free SSL certificate. digged out all their features and compared them.
How to schedule a Tweet that has a video. * r/socialmedia
I have been searching how to schedule a tweet with a video and it seems like not many places provide this service? I would prefer to have the…
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