Washington

Home Sales and New Listings are Higher Than Last Month, Despite Holiday Dip

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

The slowdown could have been driven by the Memorial Day holiday -- pending home sales often see a temporary dip during summer holidays such as Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day.

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  • The slowdown could have been driven by the Memorial Day holiday -- pending home sales often see a temporary dip during summer holidays such as Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day.
  • Both pending sales and new listings remain well up from the previous month when the market was bouncing back from a slowdown in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Experts surveyed by Zillow expect the sales lost during that period to be recouped in full over the next few years.
  • Newly pending sales fell 5.2% from the previous week, with the slowdown perhaps driven by the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

InterServer Named Best Web Hosting Service of 2020 by Digital.com

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:00am

SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products and services, has named InterServer to its list of the best website hosting services for 2020.

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  • SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products and services, has named InterServer to its list of the best website hosting services for 2020.
  • InterServer is one of 20 companies from across the web that qualified for the list.
  • Experts at Digital.com conducted 50 hours of research and analyzed over 40 web hosting services.
  • To access the complete list of top web hosting providers, please visit https://digital.com/web-hosting/ .

AWS and Slack Join Forces to Deliver the Future of the Enterprise Workplace

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:15pm

Slack and AWS will strategically partner to help distributed development teams communicate and become more efficient and agile in managing their AWS resources from inside Slack.

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  • Slack and AWS will strategically partner to help distributed development teams communicate and become more efficient and agile in managing their AWS resources from inside Slack.
  • Additionally, AWS has agreed to use Slack to simplify the way teams at AWS communicate and work together.
  • Slack and AWS will also extend product integration and deepen interoperability to help developer teams manage their AWS resources in Slack channels and Amazon Chime chat rooms with greater flexibility.
  • AWS Key Management Service with Slack Enterprise Key Management (EKM): For EKM, Slack leverages AWSs proven security services, including AWS Key Management Service for distribution and control of cryptographic keys.

UNCF receives $1 Million Donation from Amazon

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 9:58pm

Washington, D.C., June 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UNCF (United Negro College Fund) has been awarded a $1 million donation from Amazon as part of the retailers social justice mission.

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  • Washington, D.C., June 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UNCF (United Negro College Fund) has been awarded a $1 million donation from Amazon as part of the retailers social justice mission.
  • The donation is part of a larger $10 million donation made yesterday to 11 organizations selected by Amazons Black Employee Network for their work to improve the lives of black and African Americans.
  • The inequitable and brutal treatment of black and African American Americans is unacceptable, a source from Amazon explained about how the donation came about.
  • Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNCF.

FUJIFILM Sonosite Announces Rich Fabian's Election To Life Science Washington Executive Committee

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 9:00pm

BOTHELL, Wash., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc ., the world leader in point-of-care ultrasound, has announced the election of Rich Fabian, the company's President and Chief Operating Officer, to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Life Science Washington , a statewide industry association whose mission is to stimulate life science innovation, job creation and ecosystem vibrancy across Washington.

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  • BOTHELL, Wash., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc ., the world leader in point-of-care ultrasound, has announced the election of Rich Fabian, the company's President and Chief Operating Officer, to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Life Science Washington , a statewide industry association whose mission is to stimulate life science innovation, job creation and ecosystem vibrancy across Washington.
  • "Life Science Washington is thrilled to welcome Rich Fabian to the Executive Committee of our Board as our new Vice Chair," said Dr. Leslie Alexandre, President and CEO of the association.
  • We could not be luckier to have this tremendous champion of Washington's fast growing life science industry join our Board leadership team."
  • FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc. is the innovator and world leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, and an industry leader in ultra- high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology.

IRON WORKERS STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO NATIONWIDE PROTESTS

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 9:01pm

And we support the rights of all people to peacefully assemble, to protest when injustices occur, and to make sure those in power hear the message loud and clear.

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  • And we support the rights of all people to peacefully assemble, to protest when injustices occur, and to make sure those in power hear the message loud and clear.
  • Protests began in Minneapolis and continue night after night in cities across the country.
  • The peaceful protests taking place across the country, and rightfully so, must be distinguished from the unrest, destruction and violence that a small faction has sown.
  • The Iron Workers (IW) represents 130,000 ironworkers in North America who work in construction on bridges; structural steel; ornamental, architectural, and miscellaneous metals; rebar; and in fabrication shops.

HBCU President Serves as a Witness in Senate HELP Committee Hearing

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:37pm

Washington, June 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing titled, COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely.

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  • Washington, June 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing titled, COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely.
  • The Committee was interested in hearing recommendations for how colleges and universities could effectively coordinate with state and local public health officials and take into consideration the needs of all students when reopening in August.
  • Dr. Logan Hampton, President of Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, served as a witness representing the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community.
  • A video of the hearing can be viewed here and the testimony delivered by Dr. Hampton can be read here .

Recycling Industry Launches Initiative to Determine Recyclability of Products

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:42pm

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industry (ISRI), serving as the voice of the recycling industry, is developing a recyclability protocol and certification system for paper-based packaging products entering into the recycling stream.

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  • The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industry (ISRI), serving as the voice of the recycling industry, is developing a recyclability protocol and certification system for paper-based packaging products entering into the recycling stream.
  • Under the current system, there is no standard to determine a products recyclability from beginning to end, which is an obstacle for increasing packaging recycling rates, said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI.
  • Products are labeled recyclable that are not, consumers are confused, and the residential recycling stream is weakened by excessive amounts of products and materials that do not belong.
  • As more products are developed with recycling in mind, consumers will rediscover recycling and the vast benefits it provides.

Never Too Young Survey Report Shows Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Continues to be Overlooked in Exam Rooms

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:27pm

Washington, D.C., June 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today,during Young Survivors Week, national leading non-profit Colorectal Cancer Alliance released findings from its latest survey of young-onset colorectal cancer patients and survivors.

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  • Washington, D.C., June 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today,during Young Survivors Week, national leading non-profit Colorectal Cancer Alliance released findings from its latest survey of young-onset colorectal cancer patients and survivors.
  • The Alliances latest Never Too Young Survey Report, based on data from a 2019 survey, provides key young-onset trends and findings.
  • The Never Too Young Survey Report is a critical tool in advancing our mission to end colorectal cancer in our lifetime, said Michael Sapienza, CEO of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.
  • The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national nonprofit committed to ending colorectal cancer.

Changepoint Expands Upon its Subscription Professional Services Offerings

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:33pm

Changepoint first introduced subscription professional services in 2017 as part of a company-wide shift to subscription models across software and services solutions.

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  • Changepoint first introduced subscription professional services in 2017 as part of a company-wide shift to subscription models across software and services solutions.
  • The complete set of Changepoints subscription professional services include:
    Education: grants flexible, unlimited, on-demand access to the Changepoint Learning Center system.
  • Subscription professional services enable our software customers to accurately budget to maintain reliable, on-going expert assistance with the software services they use, explained Paul Yaros, Chief Customer Officer.
  • While the trend began in software, Changepoint recognized early on the benefit of that model for professional services.