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Mon Jul 22 17:18:57 UTC 2019

TECH GIANTS (SHOWDOWN IN DC) - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

U.S. technology giants are headed for their biggest antitrust showdown with Congress in 20 years as lawmakers and regulators demand to know whether companies like Google and Facebook use their dominance to squelch innovation.Executives from Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon.com  are set to appear Tuesday before the House antitrust panel, whose Democratic chairman is leading an investigation into the market power of the biggest tech companies and their effect on competition.

Mon Jul 22 17:14:58 UTC 2019

HOORAY FOR CLEVELAND - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor- Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

For the first time, Cleveland has cracked the list of top meeting destinations in the United States, compiled annually by Cvent,  a meeting-management technology firm.Cleveland finished 50th on the list of top 50 meeting destinations in the United States. And if that doesn’t seem like much of an accomplishment, consider this: It’s the first time Cleveland has appeared on the list in the eight years that Cvent has put it together.

Mon Jul 22 17:10:08 UTC 2019

TOYS R US COMING BACK - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Toys R Us, which closed all of its stores following its 2017 bankruptcy, is making a comeback. The company is opening two new stores this November in Texas and in New Jersey, with more to follow.

Mon Jul 22 17:06:27 UTC 2019

ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor -

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

The 82nd annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby is expected to be one of the “hottest” events of the year, with temperatures expected to be in the 90s.More than 400 competitors, ages 7 to 20, have come from across the country, as well as Canada and Japan, to race in their gravity-powered cars on Saturday at Derby Downs for a  chance to win part of $36,000 in college scholarships.

Mon Jul 22 17:02:04 UTC 2019

PAMPERS (AN APP) - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor Orange county

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Pampers is the latest company to jump into trendy, wearable devices with a new "connected care system" called Lumi that tracks babies' activity through a sensor that attaches to diapers.The sensor sends an alert to an app notification when a diaper is wet. It also sends information on the baby's sleep and wake times and allows parents to manually track additional info, like dirty diapers and feeding times. A video monitor is included with the system and is integrated into the app. Pampers didn't say how much the system, which is launching in the U.S. this fall, will cost.

Mon Jul 22 16:57:10 UTC 2019

EQUIFAX PENALTY - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people.The settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as 48 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, would provide up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers, a $100 million civil money penalty, and other relief organizations.

Mon Jul 22 16:51:15 UTC 2019

TRASH FREE GREAT LAKES - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Trash-free Great Lakes: EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new program designed to help remove trash from the Great Lakes and its shores. The Trash-Free Great Lakes grant program will provide about $2 million in grants to clean up waste along Great Lakes beaches, shorelines, harbors, and rivers. The money will also support trash and litter prevention efforts in the Great Lakes, as well as educational projects.

Mon Jul 22 16:43:15 UTC 2019

INDIA'S MOONSHOT - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon on Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem.Scientists at the mission control center burst into applause as the rocket lifted off in clear weather.

Mon Jul 22 16:39:08 UTC 2019

PAUL KRASSNER ACTIVIST - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California.Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot Springs.   He was 87 and had recently transitioned to hospice care after an illness.

Mon Jul 22 16:34:24 UTC 2019

7/22/2019 CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Celebrities with birthdays today Actor-comedian Orson Bean is 91. Author Tom Robbins is 87. Actress Louise Fletcher is 85. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chuck Jackson is 82. Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 76. Movie writer-director Paul Schrader is 73. Singer Mireille Mathieu is 73. Rock singer Don Henley is 72. Movie composer Alan Menken is 70. Singer-actress Lonette McKee is 66. Jazz musician Al Di Meola is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Keith Sweat is 58. Actress Joanna Going is 56. Actor Rob Estes is 56. Folk singer Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) is 56. Actor Patrick Labyorteaux is 54. Rock musician Pat Badger is 52. Actress Irene Bedard is 52. Actor Rhys Ifans is 52. Actress Diana Maria Riva is 50. Actor Colin Ferguson is 47. Actor/singer Jaime Camil is 46. Rock musician Daniel Jones is 46. Singer Rufus Wainwright is 46. Actress Franka Potente is 45. Actress Parisa Fitz-Henley is 42. Actor Keegan Allen is 32.

Mon Jul 22 16:30:52 UTC 2019

MUELLER B4 CONGRESS - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Robert Mueller's appearance in Congress this week will be a hinge moment — the question is which way it might swing the political trajectory in Washington.The Democrats who have negotiated for months to get Mueller to appear, and wound up compelling him with a subpoena, want Americans to watch the former special counsel tell his story on Wednesday in TV-friendly soundbites that erode support for President Trump.The Republicans who've excoriated Mueller, his investigation, the Justice Department and FBI for months will have their Public Enemy No. 1 captive before them in the witness chair. They want to tar and feather him before closing the books on what they've called the Russia "hoax."As usual, reality likely will fall somewhere in between these extremes, but the precise importance of Mueller's hearing and what follows depends on the specifics of what takes place.

Mon Jul 22 16:25:36 UTC 2019

7/22/2019 TODAY IN HISTORY - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Today is Monday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2019. There are 162 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 22, 1991, police in Milwaukee arrested Jeffrey Dahmer, who later confessed to murdering 17 men and boys (Dahmer ended up being beaten to death by a fellow prison inmate).On this date:In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.

Tue Jul 16 19:29:51 UTC 2019

07/17/2019 CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Celebrities with birthdays todayTV producer Norman Lear is 97. Sportscaster Irv Cross is 80. Actor John Pleshette is 77. Actress-director Betty Thomas is 72. Singer Maureen McGovern is 70. Actress Janet Eilber is 68. Rock musician Tris Imboden (formerly with Chicago) is 68. Actress Roxanne Hart is 65. Country musician Duncan Cameron is 63. Comedian-actress-writer Carol Leifer is 63. Jazz singer Karrin Allyson is 57. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 52. Rock singer Juliana Hatfield is 52. Rock musician Abe Cunningham is 46. Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn is 45. Actor Seamus Dever is 43. Actress Martha Madison is 42. Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 42. Actress/comedian Heidi Gardner is 36. Actor Blair Redford is 36. Actress Taylor Schilling is 35. Singer Cheyenne Kimball is 29. Actress Alyvia Alyn Lind is 12.

Tue Jul 16 19:18:08 UTC 2019

ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN,ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND - Ron Di Lalla -

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Ohioan Neil Armstrong may have made history 50 years ago as the first man to set foot on the moon’s surface, but he wasn’t one to look for recognition or to exploit his success or achievement, as the nation prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first historic steps on the lunar surface.Wapakoneta native Armstrong was the commander of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon’s surface, uttering the words: “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Mon Jul 15 18:27:12 UTC 2019

07/15/2019 CLEVELAND CLINIC - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor -

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

For the first time in North America, and only the second time worldwide, a baby has been delivered from a uterus that was transplanted from a deceased donor, the Cleveland Clinic announced today.The baby, a girl, was born via cesarean section in June at the Clinic. The mother, who is in her mid-30s, was born without a uterus and received a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor in late 2017. In 2018, the mother became pregnant through in vitro fertilization. The Clinic did not release the mother’s name for privacy reasons.

Mon Jul 15 18:19:54 UTC 2019

FEDS PONDERING TO CUT INTEREST RATES - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor -

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that "many" Fed officials believe a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions have strengthened the case for looser interest-rate policies.Delivering the Fed's semi-annual monetary report to Congress, Powell sent the strongest signal yet that the central bank is ready to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade, possibly as soon as the July meeting.

Mon Jul 15 18:16:32 UTC 2019

DRIVERLESS VEHICLE TEST TRACK IN OHIO - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor -

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

A new state-funded facility for testing driverless cars and other “smart” vehicles has opened in the latest expansion of Ohio’s Transportation Research Center.The new Smart Mobility Advanced Research Test, or SMART, Center, in Logan County about 40 miles northwest of Columbus, includes a six-lane, high-speed “smart” intersection, complete with a traffic light, that companies and researchers can use to test new vehicle technology.

Mon Jul 15 18:12:42 UTC 2019

SAWMILL CREEK RESORT - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor -

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Cedar Point continues to expand beyond its park gates, with the purchase last week of Sawmill Creek Resort, the lakefront property and lodge in Huron that may help boost the park’s corporate and group business.Sawmill Creek, with 236 rooms and 50,000 square feet of meeting space, has long been a popular location for group gatherings.But first things first: Cedar Fair, the parent company of Cedar Point, plans to invest heavily in the property to bring it up to company standards.

Mon Jul 15 18:08:31 UTC 2019

DOES YOUR RESUME GENERATE CALLS - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor -

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

1. Are you the most qualified candidate?Remember being “qualified” does not necessarily mean you are the most qualified. Reading the requirements for a role, as presented in a job posting, can be misleading as oftentimes employers really list the minimum requirements for the role, almost like the prerequisite for the job. What you really have to pay attention to when reading a job posting is the actual job description. The job description part of the posting — the overview of what you would be doing in the role — is really more of an indicator of the experience you need to possess in order to be seen as qualified. With a strong and often-saturated candidate pool, at times this means employers will likely have someone applying for the role that has come from a similar position. When this is the case, especially when you are transitioning or moving into something slightly different than what you have done in the past, you must show the transferability of your skills by speaking the language of the roles you will be performing, not the minimum qualifications being sought. So, to judge whether you are truly a “qualified” candidate, check if you can truly speak the language of the functions you would be expected to perform in the role. Simply possessing the minimum prerequisite requirements is likely not going to cut it.

Mon Jul 15 18:03:45 UTC 2019

WALLEYE (LAKE ERIE) - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

For decades, fisheries experts at the Ohio Division of Wildlife have puzzled over what environmental conditions trigger successful walleye spawning efforts around Lake Erie.With an unprecedented modern-day explosion of the population of Ohio’s most popular fish in recent years —fueling an $800 million Ohio sport fishing industry — the cause of the bountiful supply remains difficult to pin down.

Mon Jul 15 17:58:59 UTC 2019

NAT'l ICE CREAM DAY (3RD SUNDAY IN JULY) - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor -

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day, giving all Americans the excuse to enjoy a bowl or a cone filled with cold, creamy goodness – in spite of the calories.Not that many Americans need to look for an excuse to eat the frozen treat. We’ve been in love with ice cream since the Quaker colonists arrived on our shores, bringing their ice cream recipes with them.

Mon Jul 15 17:46:33 UTC 2019

07/15/2019 CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Celebrities with birthdays today Actor Patrick Wayne is 80. Rhythm-and-blues singer Millie Jackson is 75. Rock singer-musician Peter Lewis (Moby Grape) is 74. Rock musician Artimus Pyle is 71. Actress Celia Imrie is 67. Rock singer-musician David Pack is 67. Rock musician Joe Satriani is 63. Country singer-songwriter Mac McAnally is 62. Model Kim Alexis is 59. Actor Willie Aames is 59. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 58. Actress Shari Headley is 56. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 56. Rock musician Jason Bonham is 53. Actress Amanda Foreman is 53. Rock musician Phillip Fisher is 52. Rhythm-and-blues singer Stokley (Mint Condition) is 52. Actor Stan Kirsch is 51. Actor Reggie Hayes is 50. Actor-screenwriter Jim Rash is 48. Rock musician John Dolmayan is 47. Rapper Jim Jones is 43. Rock musician Ray Toro (My Chemical Romance) is 42. Actress Laura Benanti is 40. Actor Travis Fimmel is 40. Actor Taylor Kinney is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kia Thornton (Divine) is 38. Actress Medalion Rahimi is 27. Actor Iain Armitage (TV: "Big Little Lies" ''Young Sheldon") is 11.

Tue Jul 09 18:18:04 UTC 2019

EMPLOYMENT & A TAX CUT - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy’s durability after more than a decade of expansion.The strength of the jobs reports the government issued Friday could complicate a decision for the Federal Reserve late this month on whether to cut interest rate to help support the economy. Most investors have anticipated a rate cut in July and perhaps one or two additional Fed cuts later in the year. That scenario may be less likely now.

Tue Jul 09 18:13:01 UTC 2019

THE NBA & STEPHEN A SMITH - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

In a move some might call admirable, the NBA is moving away from the term “owner” to describe the majority shareholder of its teams.Commissioner Adam Silver told TMZ Sports last month that the league has realized the term might be “racially” insensitive and moved away from it years ago.But ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith isn’t having it.“It’s my house. I own it. I don’t own you, but I own it,” Smith shouted on his radio show Monday. “The idiocy in this politically correct world we’re living in…Y’all smoking crack! Something is wrong with you people. What the hell has this world come to?”

Tue Jul 09 18:07:56 UTC 2019

07/09/2019 CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor -Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Celebrities with birthdays today Actor-singer Ed Ames is 92. Actor James Hampton is 83. Singer Dee Dee Kenniebrew (The Crystals) is 74. Actor Chris Cooper is 68. TV personality John Tesh is 67. Country singer David Ball is 66. Business executive/TV personality Kevin O'Leary (TV: "Shark Tank") is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) is 65. Actress Lisa Banes is 64. Singer Marc Almond is 62. Actress Kelly McGillis is 62. Rock singer Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) is 60. Rock musician Frank Bello (Anthrax) is 54. Actor David O'Hara is 54. Actress Pamela Adlon is 53. Rock musician Xavier Muriel is 51. Actor Enrique Murciano is 46. Rock singer-musician Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse) is 44. Rock musician Dan Estrin (Hoobastank) is 43. Country musician Pat Allingham is 41. Actress Megan Parlen is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kiely Williams (3lw) is 33. Actor Mitchel Musso is 28. Actress Georgie Henley is 24.