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[The Source Podcast] Howling into IoT and OEM solutions with Chris Wolff

first_imgThe Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere! IoT is all about smart technologies in packages solutions that can be easily deployed to enable business and human progress.“When we unveiled the Dell Technologies IoT division last fall, we committed to leaning on the Dell Technologies family of businesses to engineer the right solutions to meet customer needs in conjunction with our partner ecosystem,” said Chris Wolff (@Chris_Wolff), head of IoT and OEM solutions for Dell Technologies in a recent announcement at Dell Technologies World. “This collaboration will enable customers to implement IoT more seamlessly, for better and faster ROI.”I had the chance to speak with her at that event about how Dell’s capacity, expertise and methodology accelerates future makers time from dream to revenue.Partners play a critical role in bringing those game-changing ideas to fruition. Wolff’s team is focused on developing programs and strategies that help our technology partners like Intel, Microsoft, VMware, ISVs, channel partners and systems integrators make IoT smarter form the edge to the core.Listen to our conversation here:Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

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New credit union could save the pot industry

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr <br /> > Banks ‘just say no’ to pot cashby: Katie LoboscoKristi Kelly owns legal marijuana stores in Colorado called Good Meds and has lost 23 bank accounts in five years.Even though medical marijuana is legal in Colorado and 22 other states, it’s still illegal on the federal level. And that means banks generally don’t want anything to do with pot shops.That creates a slew of headaches for these entrepreneurs, who are often forced to operate all-cash businesses. That is time consuming and costly — and can be dangerous.But a new credit union formed specifically to serve the marijuana business could be a turning point for the fledgling pot industry.Fourth Corner Credit Union is supported by a group of attorneys, business owners and legalization advocates who see an opportunity where traditional bankers see only potential legal problems. Pending final approval from the Federal Reserve, it could open in January.“It will be much safer than the cash-based operation that exists today,” said founding member Mark Mason. “The feds should be thrilled.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Gold Coast waterfront house transformed into impressive double-storey home

first_img22 Key West, Broadbeach Waters. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr Robertson said the build could have been completed sooner if they weren’t so fastidious.“It went a bit over budget but in the end, it’s what we wanted and we hope it pays off,” he said.The ground floor contains the main living areas including a large kitchen, living and dining space connecting to an outdoor kitchen and pool. 22 Key West, Broadbeach Waters. 22 Key West, Broadbeach Waters.BRENDAN Robertson’s parents bought 22 Key West, Broadbeach Waters as an investment project.“I’m a builder and dad had this idea of doing the family thing and renovating one every year,” Mr Robertson said. “This is the first one.” Working under the company name, Robertson Solid Construction, their selection criteria for potential renovation sites is simple.“Good position, good footprint and structurally sound,” Mr Robertson said. “We kept the slab and the front and side exterior.” 22 Key West, Broadbeach Waters. Upstairs are three of the five bedrooms, as well as a huge parents’ retreat with a bar. “We wouldn’t change anything,” Mr Robertson said.McGrath Surfers Paradise marketing agent Ryan Ward said the level of enquiry has beenpromising.“Interest is good with great comments on the finishes and fixtures,” he said.“The design and style is above other builds in the area.”Mr Ward is responsible for an expressions of interest campaign. 22 Key West, Broadbeach Waters. In place of the original waterfront house now is an impressive double-storey home with a saltwater swimming pool and 12m pontoon.The renovation required nine months and input from more than one family member.“Dad would come back and forth from New South Wales when needed to give us a hand,” Mr Robertson said. “My partner is studying interior design so she did that and a lot of people have commented on how good it looks.” last_img read more

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EIOPA stakeholder groups seek greater visibility, impact

first_imgEIOPA is the only ESA to have two stakeholder groups, a unique feature it and industry members have defended after the European Commission suggested it should only have one group.The argument for EIOPA to retain separate stakeholder groups for pensions and insurance is captured in the OPSG and IRSG response to the Commission’s 2014 report.The Commission is due to publish a White Paper on the ESAs’ funding and governance this quarter.An industry-wide levy rather than funding from the EU and national budgets is on the table.In its position paper, the EIOPA stakeholder groups take issue with the Commission’s view that “the impact of Stakeholder Groups has been limited and the resources required to set them up and run them are extensive”.Instead, the OPSG and IRSG represent “good value for money”, they said, with EIOPA information indicating that running both groups cost €135,000 in 2015, or 0.68% of the total budget.The impact of the SGs’ work “is difficult to measure”, according to the groups.In their position paper, they note that, although there is evidence EIOPA does take on board detailed comments from the SGs, “there is a feeling from the SGs that, when an SG expresses a strong disagreement with or concern about an EIOPA proposal, while the concern is listened to, the ability to impact EIOPA’s direction is limited”.The paper continues: “This is further strengthened by the fact there seems to be little awareness of the SGs’ role and their opinions outside of EIOPA.”Commission attendance ‘disappointing’To increase the impact and visibility of their work, the OPSG and IRSG suggested several changes.These include allowing for direct exchanges between the SGs and EIOPA’s board of supervisors, involvement in parliamentary hearings with the chair of EIOPA, and more interaction with the Commission.The first point, according to the position paper, could involve the board of supervisors inviting representatives from a SG to provide views on a topic to be discussed, which “would be especially of value if a decision were to be made where the SG has strong concerns or a view that differs from the proposals made by EIOPA”.As to the second, the stakeholder groups said it “would be useful” to attend and contribute to meetings of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) when the chair of EIOPA is reporting to it.A similar recommendation is made in relation to the Commission, with which the stakeholder groups believe they should have more involvement.Philip Shier, who was chair of the OPSG until the group started a new, third mandate last month, said it was “disappointing that a representative of the European Commission was unable to join the meetings on a regular basis, as the group felt this would be beneficial to all parties”.In their position paper, the OPSG and IRSG recommended a Commission representative attend SG meetings on a regular basis “to be aware of the discussions and views”.Another suggestion is for the Commission “to confirm it has considered the SGs’ opinions when it takes advice from EIOPA and to have a discussion with the SGs where the SG’s opinions differ from EIOPA’s advice”.Shier’s comment was made in a foreword to an activity report for the OPSG that was in office from September 2013 until March this year.That was the second term for the OPSG, with 21 of the 30 members stepping down at the end of its mandate.The new OPSG, which will be in office until September 2018, had its first meeting last month.Matti Leppälä, previously deputy chair, succeeded Shier as chair of what is the third OPSG.In his foreword to the OPSG activity report – his “labour of love” for the past few weeks, as he recently told IPE – Shier said the primary objective of the recommendations made about the role of stakeholder group is “maximising the benefit the European institutions (and European citizens) obtain from the work done by the SGs”.Separately, the activity report includes suggestions for improvement of future OPSGs, which were drawn from comments made by OPSG members at the end of the second group’s mandate.These include providing information to newly appointed members, possibly by way of an EIOPA induction course, that all own initiative reports clearly identify the target audience and objective before a relevant project commences.Another suggestion is to allow for a “transition process” between OPSG mandates to avoid certain issues being missed during the changeover period.This happened this year, as the last OPSG was unable to complete a response to an EIOPA consultation on an EU single market for personal pension products (PPPs) before its mandate expired, but the deadline for responses (26 April) was before the first meeting of the new OPSG (28 April). The stakeholder groups of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) want to increase the visibility and impact of their work, according to a joint statement that also rejected the European Commission’s questioning of their and other stakeholder groups’ value.In a position paper, the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG) and the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group (IRSG) said both groups had undertaken “considerable work and provided valuable, broadly based and relevant input to EIOPA on a range of insurance and pensions issues by way of consultation responses and own initiative statements”.The comment is part of the groups’ response to a report from the European Commission, published in August 2014, on the operation of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS).EIOPA is one of the three ESAs, set up in the wake of the financial crisis. The ESAs, together with national authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and another body, constitute the ESFS.last_img read more

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Industrial units turned into ’man caves’ during COVID-19

first_imgHamish Jackson at M-Space Colmslie. Picture: Richard WalkerLockdown has been tough on everyone, but some have found an ingenious way to survive by turning industrial-strength units into man caves with jet skis, boats, and bikes.Buyers willing to splash their cash on gaining some alone time have set up “man caves” on a site on Brisbane’s southside.The warehouse development in Morningside has become hot property among those seeking to set up personal spaces, such as a home gym, poker room or wine cellar, away from their family homes. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: 39 Dunhill Crescent, Morningside. Photo: REAHamish Jackson of Engage Group, the site’s developer, said the industrial units were initially devised as an affordable solution for small businesses wanting to own a small commercial or warehouse space, rather than rent one.He said low interest rates meant the loan repayments on the units, priced from $275,000, could be cheaper than renting something similar. Yet with the emergence of COVID-19, Mr Jackson said the units offered owners a safe way to maintain social distancing away from their homes, while enabling them to work out or unwind. “At first we thought the buyers would just be small-business people who needed room for an office and maybe a bit of storage space for their products,” he said. “Suddenly we had buyers telling us they thought the space would be perfect for combining work and pleasure.“As well as having an office space, some of our buyers have turned them into man caves, that they are filling up with big toys, from motorbikes to jet skis, even boats.”More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days agoMr Jackson said the development was also proving popular with inner-city residents who had limited storage space and wanted to be able to store boats and caravans, as well as hobby car enthusiasts, who don’t have the garage space at home to work on their cars.There are 13 units still available for sale. Eco home a real treat M-SPACE COLMSLIEcenter_img Prototype vertical school of the future set for QLD suburb Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Brisbane apartment to rival any house Developer Hamish Jackson of Engage GroupPrice Units priced from $275,000Address 39 Dunhill Crescent,MorningsideContact David Highman, Ray White Industrial, Milton; on 0488 109 768last_img read more

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Expert appointed in Anelka probe

first_imgThe Football Association is working with an “appointed expert” as part of its ongoing investigation into Nicolas Anelka’s controversial ‘quenelle’ goal celebration. Press Association “We are working with an appointed expert regarding the salient issues related to the ‘quenelle’ gesture. “Whilst this work continues as quickly as possible, there will be no further update until Monday 20 January at the earliest. The FA will be making no further comment at this time.” The FA is not naming the expert, who was appointed by its governance division to provide detailed knowledge and opinion about the gesture, which was made by West Brom striker Anelka after scoring against West Ham on December 28. The ‘quenelle’ – which translates literally as ‘dumpling’ in English – is a straight-arm salute with one arm pointing downwards and the other hand across the chest. It the was brought to prominence by French comedian Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, who has been prosecuted for anti-Semitism, and the salute has been described by opponents as an inverted Nazi salute. Dieudonne, who has been prosecuted by the French government for insulting the memory of Holocaust victims and holding anti-Semitic views, was banned from performing in Nantes on Wednesday. Anelka has agreed not to perform the celebration again after West Brom conceded the gesture had caused offence but the French striker has denied the salute had any anti-Semitic connotations. He said he made the gesture to show solidarity with his friend Dieudonne. center_img The governing body said the investigation is continuing into the gesture, which is regarded by some in France as having anti-Semitic connotations. A statement from the FA said: “The FA can confirm that its investigation into Nicolas Anelka remains ongoing. last_img read more

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Lionel Messi plays 45 minutes in Barcelona’s pre-season friendly win

first_imgMADRID: Lionel Messi started and played 45 minutes in Barcelona’s first pre-season friendly on Saturday as Ronald Koeman showed no hesitation in reintegrating the Argentinian.Barca beat third tier side Gimnastic Tarragona 3-1, with Ousmane Dembele opening the scoring on his first appearance since November. Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, who was also returning after his loan spell at Bayern Munich, then each scored penalties, either side of Javier Bonilla pulling one back for the visitors. But Messi’s return at the Johan Cruyff Stadium was perhaps the biggest plus for Koeman, who was taking charge of his first game since being appointed coach last month. Messi also led the team out wearing the armband after Barcelona had confirmed earlier on Saturday that he will continue as captain this season. Both club and player appear keen to put on a united front, at least for now, ahead of their return to La Liga later this month. After condemning the board last week and admitting he had been forced to stay, Messi arrived early on Monday for his return to pre-season training and worked on the squad’s days off in a bid to catch up. Koeman, meanwhile, said last month he only wanted players who wanted to be at Barcelona but he was full of praise for Messi on Friday, calling him “the best”, and backed that up in his first team selection. Messi played 45 minutes as part of Koeman’s plan to field two different line-ups in each half. Yet his starting front three of Messi, Griezmann and Dembele looked suspiciously like a first-choice attack, with Dembele making his first appearance since he tore his hamstring nine months ago. Koeman also handed starts to youngsters Carles Alena and Pedri in midfield while Jordi Alba, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto formed a familiar back four, ahead of Neto, who is standing in for the injured Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal. New signing Francisco Trincao, Coutinho, Frenkie de Jong and 19-year-old American international Konrad de la Fuente were among those to come on for the second half. There was no place in the squad for either Luis Suarez or Arturo Vidal, who have both been told they can leave. Barcelona will not play their first La Liga game against Villarreal until round three at the end of the month, having been granted extra time off due to their involvement in last season’s Champions League Agencies Also Watch: Holes in Guwahati Roads Result in Accidentslast_img read more

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Other Sports India Shooters Bag Unprecedented 15 Quotas For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Doha: India bagged an unprecedented 15 Olympic quotas in shooting after Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan’s 1-2 finish in skeet and teenager Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar’s bronze at the Asian Championship in Doha on Sunday. There was a shoot-off for the men’s skeet gold medal and Bajwa prevailed 6-5 against his compatriot after both were tied on 56 at the Lusail Shooting Complex. This is India’s best-ever Olympic quota haul, easily surpassing the 12 at the 2016 Rio Games and 11 in London in 2012. Earlier in the day, 18-year-old Tomar secured the country’s 13th quota with a bronze in men’s 50m rifle 3 positions. Continuing India’s impressive performance at the prestigious championship, the duo of Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma got the better of compatriots Saurabh Chaudhary and Yashaswini Singh Deswal 16-10 to win the gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event.  Bhaker and Verma shot 577 and 387 in the two qualifications, while Chaudhary and Deswal managed 576 and 387. Before India’s exploits in the mixed event, Tomar shot 449.1 in the eight-man final to finish third on the podium, behind gold medallist Kim Jonghyun (459.9) of Korea and Chinese Zhonghao Zhao (459.1), at the Lusail Shooting Complex. He had sailed through to the finals of the event with a 1168 score in the 120-shot qualifying.There were three quotas on offer in the event.  India had 11 shooters at the 2012 London Olympics and 12 in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. “15 quotas and a very special 1st & 2nd in Skeet. Angad and Mairaj – Bravo boys super proud of you two. Way to go team India you exceeded my estimate by an additional quota!” National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh tweeted. In July, teenager Tomar, from Ratanpur village in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district, had shot down the men’s rifle 3 positions junior world record on his way to winning gold, helping the country top the medals tally in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.  Tomar is the second Indian, after veteran Sanjeev Rajput, to have got a quota place in the 3 position event. He is a part of the junior team trained by Suma Shirur. Hailing from an agricultural family, it was during a camp in Bhopal in 2015 when Tomar was first spotted by coaches. This is Tomar’s first stint at the senior level, having broken through following a string of strong performances in junior, most notable among them being the junior ISSF World Cup gold with a junior world record to boot.   He carried on that form, winning at the junior level in Asia and then beating the likes of Sanjeev Rajput in domestic competitions to stake a claim for selection in the senior team. It was a top quality final field with a Chinese world number three and a Korean world number nine besides an experienced Yuri Yurkov of Kazakhstan and the in-form Mahyar Sedaghat of Iran. There were two Chinese in the finals but they could not claim quotas as China had exhausted their maximum two in the event and Korea’s Jonghyun had also sealed his quota at the Munich World Cup earlier in the year. That left the shooters from Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Thailand besides Tomar, fighting for the three available Tokyo berths.  Also Read | Tejaswini Sawant Seals 12th Quota Spot in Shooting For Tokyo 2020 OlympicsEnjoying a good run of form, Tomar had 151.7 after the first 15 kneeling position shots, 156.3 after the same number of shots in the prone position, before finishing with 449.1 to claim the bronze medal. The Iranian and Kazakh claimed the other two quotas, finishing fifth and sixth respectively. Tomar also won the team bronze in the event, combining with Chain Singh (1155) and Parul Kumar (1154). Individually, Singh finished 17th in the qualifications, while Parul Kumar was 20th. last_img read more

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SC St. looks to sweep FAMU

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSouth Carolina State (11-14, 6-7) vs. Florida A&M (11-14, 9-5)Al Lawson Center, Tallahassee, Florida; Monday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Florida A&M seeks revenge on South Carolina State after dropping the first matchup in Orangeburg. The teams last met on Jan. 18, when the Bulldogs shot 55.1 percent from the field while limiting Florida A&M’s shooters to just 38.2 percent en route to the 81-65 victory. SC St. looks to sweep FAMU February 23, 2020center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com SUPER SENIORS: Florida A&M has relied heavily on its seniors this year. MJ Randolph, Rod Melton Jr., DJ Jones and Nasir Core have collectively accounted for 61 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 60 percent of all Rattlers points over the last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Rayshawn Neal has either made or assisted on 40 percent of all South Carolina State field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 14 field goals and 15 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Florida A&M is 0-8 this year when it scores 60 points or fewer and 11-6 when it scores at least 61.LONG-RANGE THREAT: South Carolina State’s Neal has attempted 14 3-pointers and connected on 50 percent of them, and is 4 for 7 over the last five games.DID YOU KNOW: South Carolina State has committed a turnover on just 20.1 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best rate among all MEAC teams. The Bulldogs have turned the ball over only 14 times per game this season and just 9.7 times per game over their last three games.last_img read more

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Professor Proffitt stresses creativity in journalism

first_imgSteve Proffitt, an adjunct professor of journalism, never intended to go into journalism.Originally trained as a studio artist, the self-proclaimed “news junkie,” began his career by applying to make art for his local PBS station, KERA, in Texas.“I fell into it,” Proffitt said. “I literally went to a public television station and they hired me as a producer and reporter — those were different times.”Radio · Steve Proffitt, an adjunct professor of journalism, works as a producer and reporter for the Madeline Brand Show at the Pasadena National Public Radio affiliate. – Photo courtesy of Steve ProffittAnd though news isn’t traditionally a field for artists, Proffitt tells his students to strive for innovation — in identifying potential stories, thinking about who to speak to and who to interview, approaching interviews and presenting information.“I try to stress the creative nature of journalism,” Proffitt said. “I approach it as a creative act and try to teach it as a creative activity.”He said two things surprised him when he started teaching, the first one being that many of his students don’t always follow the news the way he does. Classes begin with a discussion of current events, something his students sometimes struggle with at the start.“Sometimes it takes a few weeks for them to even understand what I’m looking for,” Proffitt said. “They may come in with things that they read in Gawker or some sort of entertainment site, but I want what’s going on in Syria and Sacramento.”Part of this might come from his formative years consuming media.“When I was in college, it was the Vietnam War, Watergate and the civil rights movement,” Proffitt said. “There were a lot of big things happening.”The predominance of women in his classes also surprised him, as the number of women journalists continues to rise.Before coming to USC, Proffitt had not taught journalism in an academic setting, but he said that teaching is a rewarding experience.“It’s given me some optimism about the future because I meet and work with students who I think have a real future as journalists and who, even if they don’t become journalists, will do good and important things,” Proffitt said. “When you work in the news business, it’s pretty easy to become cynical and pessimistic.”Though the print reporting classes he teaches focus on television, Proffitt said he prefers radio journalism.[Correction: A previous version of this story said Proffitt taught broadcast classes. He teaches print reporting. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.]“I like print and I like TV, but I’m a radio guy,” Proffitt said. “It’s the medium I’ve been working in the longest and I’m the most comfortable with and, ultimately, it’s the most intimate.”Proffitt practices what he prefers, serving as a producer and reporter for the Madeleine Brand Show, an hourlong news show on KPCC.“She’s [Madeleine] a great interviewer: smart, fun and funny,” Proffitt said. “From a professional standpoint, I’m just pretty much as happy as I’ve ever been.”Each day before work, Proffitt wakes up at 4:30 a.m. and grabs a cup of coffee to sip through the major news of the day.“Following stories is interesting. A ship crashes off the coast of Italy, or Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are getting involved in a more and more acrimonious duel — every morning I want to find out what happens,” Proffitt said. “I can’t help it. It’s what I like and I love what I do.”last_img read more

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