Mechanics

Zula Casino Expands Its Free-to-Play Platform with over 450 Games, Forges Strategic Partnerships with Leading European Gaming Providers

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Onlyplay, Gamzix, Print Studio, BlueGuru, Max Win Gaming, and 4theplayer join forces with Zula Casino to enhance the gaming experience for players worldwide.

Key Points: 
  • Onlyplay, Gamzix, Print Studio, BlueGuru, Max Win Gaming, and 4theplayer join forces with Zula Casino to enhance the gaming experience for players worldwide.
  • As a leading American online social casino gaming platform with sweepstakes elements, Zulacasino.com is dedicated to delivering innovative and engaging content to players.
  • Tamar Laypan, the Program Manager of Zula Casino, says, "We are excited to see Zula Casino secure multiple strategic partnerships and offer our players a wider selection of high-quality games.
  • Zula Casino's collaboration with these European providers is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships secured by the social casino.

US Aviation Academy Establishes Mechanic Training Partnership with Delta Air Lines TechOps

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Delta Air Lines, a leader in global aviation, is excited to announce a new partnership with US Aviation Academy with their expansion of their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Training into Atlanta, Georgia. This strategic collaboration marks a significant step forward in aviation training and education, aiming to cultivate the next generation of skilled aviation mechanics essential for the industry's future. Becoming an aircraft technician offers a lucrative career using hands-on skills. Any high school graduate or equivalent may apply. Those interested in trade school careers like auto mechanic are encouraged to apply.

Key Points: 
  • Delta Air Lines, a leader in global aviation, is excited to announce a new partnership with US Aviation Academy with their expansion of their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Training into Atlanta, Georgia.
  • ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Delta Air Lines, a leader in global aviation, is excited to announce a new partnership with US Aviation Academy with their expansion of their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Training into Atlanta, Georgia.
  • US Aviation Academy to expand their A&P Mechanic training program with Delta Air Lines TechOps recruiting!
  • Mike Sykes, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Aviation Academy, stated, "Joining forces with Delta Air Lines allows us to expand our mission of providing top-tier aviation education.

MARATHON TEAMSTERS AUTHORIZE STRIKE AT DETROIT REFINERY

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

DETROIT, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers represented by Teamsters Local 283 at Marathon Petroleum's Detroit refinery have voted by an overwhelming 95 percent to authorize a strike.

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  • 270 Workers Demand Compensation Increases, Improved Schedules
    DETROIT, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers represented by Teamsters Local 283 at Marathon Petroleum's Detroit refinery have voted by an overwhelming 95 percent to authorize a strike.
  • "If Marathon won't offer the Teamsters whose labor makes them profitable a fair contract, workers are going to withhold their labor.
  • This overwhelming strike authorization should send a clear message to Marathon that Teamsters are committed to getting what they deserve."
  • The 273 Teamsters at Marathon's Detroit refinery work in a wide variety of classifications, including board operators, field operators, chemists, laboratory technicians, electricians, and mechanics.

Bombardier Launches U.S. Technician Apprenticeship Program in Collaboration with WSU Tech

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

During the two-year paid apprenticeship program, students will complete hands-on instruction at Bombardier Group’s Wichita site and in-class training at WSU Tech.

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  • During the two-year paid apprenticeship program, students will complete hands-on instruction at Bombardier Group’s Wichita site and in-class training at WSU Tech.
  • Their job classification will transition from apprentice to full-time A&P technician at Bombardier, expanding the company’s technician roster and enabling the growing delivery of timelier OEM maintenance services.
  • “We are pleased to deepen our roots in Wichita and the U.S. through the launch of this foundational program in collaboration with WSU Tech, a leader in aviation mechanic training in Wichita,” said Paul Sislian, Executive Vice-President, Aftermarket Services & Bombardier Strategy, Bombardier.
  • By training and hiring highly skilled technicians, Bombardier further showcases its commitment to developing its aerospace pipeline.

InventHelp Inventor Develops Uniquely Designed Allen Key or Hex Key (AJD-193)

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- "I wanted to create a low-profile Allen key for tight spaces," said an inventor, from Stone Mountain, Ga., "so I invented the TIGHT SPACE ALLEN BOLT.

Key Points: 
  • PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- "I wanted to create a low-profile Allen key for tight spaces," said an inventor, from Stone Mountain, Ga., "so I invented the TIGHT SPACE ALLEN BOLT.
  • My design eliminates the need for cutting Allen keys and it provides great fitment, grip, and torque in tight spaces."
  • The patent-pending invention provides a uniquely designed Allen key or Hex key to fit into tight spaces.
  • It also eliminates the need to remove unnecessary parts to access the fastener while maintaining a positive grip.

Space-based Quantum Communication Market - A Global and Regional Analysis and Forecasts, 2023-2033 with Insights into Competitive Strategies Such as Partnerships, Agreements, and Collaborations - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The "Space-based Quantum Communication Market - A Global and Regional Analysis: Focus on Application, Component, and Country - Analysis and Forecast, 2023-2033" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Space-based Quantum Communication Market - A Global and Regional Analysis: Focus on Application, Component, and Country - Analysis and Forecast, 2023-2033" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current state and future prospects of the Global Space-based Quantum Communication Market.
  • The Global Space-based Quantum Communication Market has emerged as a critical frontier in the realm of secure and high-speed communication technologies.
  • The favored strategy for the companies has been a business expansion to strengthen their positions in the space-based quantum communication market.

AppLovin Reveals Ways Generative AI Is Transforming The Mobile Ads Creative Process

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

AppLovin (NASDAQ: APP), the leading marketing technology platform, today released Performance-driven Ad Trends 2024 , revealing how AI tools are driving new efficiencies and broadening the possibilities of the creative process.

Key Points: 
  • AppLovin (NASDAQ: APP), the leading marketing technology platform, today released Performance-driven Ad Trends 2024 , revealing how AI tools are driving new efficiencies and broadening the possibilities of the creative process.
  • The report explains how AppLovin’s in-house creative agency, SparkLabs , is using generative AI to improve workflows to elevate both the quality and impact of performance ads, and dives deep into the year’s top-performing creative strategies.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240213689904/en/
    "Embracing AI expands the potential of creatives," said Katie Jansen, CMO of AppLovin.
  • “The technologies continue to evolve, but we’ve found a huge opportunity to benefit from many different AI tools right now.

Can ChatGPT edit fiction? 4 professional editors asked AI to do their job – and it ruined their short story

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Monday, February 12, 2024

We are professional editors, with extensive experience in the Australian book publishing industry, who wanted to know how ChatGPT would perform when compared to a human editor.

Key Points: 
  • We are professional editors, with extensive experience in the Australian book publishing industry, who wanted to know how ChatGPT would perform when compared to a human editor.
  • To find out, we decided to ask it to edit a short story that had already been worked on by human editors – and we compared the results.

The experiment: ChatGPT vs human editors

  • The story we chose, The Ninch (written by Rose), had gone through three separate rounds of editing, with four human editors (and a typesetter).
  • The first version had been rejected by literary journal Overland, but its fiction editor Claire Corbett had given generous feedback.
  • We had a wealth of human feedback to compare ChatGPT’s recommendations with.
  • By comparing it with human examples, we tried to determine where and at what stage in the process ChatGPT might be most successful as an editorial tool.

Round 1: the first draft

  • (Authors submitting stories to magazines and journals generally don’t give human editors a detailed, prescriptive brief.)
  • Interestingly, ChatGPT did not pick up that the story was now published and attributed to an author.
  • Nor did it define the genre, which is one of the first assessments an editor makes.
  • And the advice for more foreshadowing, dialogue and description, along with shorter paragraphs and an alternative ending, was generally sound.

Stage two: AI (re)writes

  • Could you please suggest places in the story where the pace needs to speed up or slow down?
  • Could you please suggest places where there is too much imagery and it needs more action storytelling instead?
  • Could you please suggest places in the story where the pace needs to speed up or slow down?
  • Could you please suggest places where there is too much imagery and it needs more action storytelling instead?
  • ChatGPT also changed the text from Australian English (which all Australian publications require) to US spelling and style (“realization”, “mom”).

What did the human editors do?

  • The biggest problem is that final transition – I don’t know how to read the narrator.
  • For me stories are driven by choices and I’m not clear what decision our narrator, or anyone else, in the story faces.
  • It’s entirely possible I’m not getting something important, but I think that if I’m not getting it, our readers won’t either.
  • It incorporates intellectual, creative and emotional capital – all gained from lived experience, complemented by technical skills and industry expertise, applied through the prism of human understanding.
  • (After all, the author doesn’t have to do what we say – ours is a persuasive profession.)

Round 2: the revised story

  • Next, we submitted a revised draft that had addressed Claire’s suggestions and incorporated the conversations with Nicola.
  • Again, it didn’t pick up that the story had already been published, nor did it clearly identify the genre.
  • It was a laborious process: the 2,500-word piece had to be submitted in chunks of 300–500 words and the revised sections manually combined.
  • Read more:
    'The entire industry is based on hunches': is Australian publishing an art, a science or a gamble?

Round 3: our final submission

  • In the third and final round of the experiment, we submitted the draft that had been accepted by Meanjin.
  • This time, we followed up with separate prompts for each element we wanted ChatGPT to review: title, pacing, imagery/description.
  • ChatGPT came back with suggestions for how to revise specific parts of the text, but the suggestions were once again formulaic.
  • There was no attempt to offer – or support – any decision to go against familiar tropes.


Sometimes editorial expertise shows itself in not changing a text. Different isn’t necessarily good. It takes an expert to recognise when a story is working just fine. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It also takes a certain kind of aerial, bird’s-eye view to notice when the way type is set creates ambiguities in the text. Typesetters really are akin to editors.

The verdict: can ChatGPT edit?

  • But we recommend editors and authors don’t ask it to give individual assessments or expert interventions any time soon.
  • A major problem that emerged early in this experiment involved ethics: ChatGPT did not ask for or verify the authorship of our story.
  • Human editors demonstrate their credentials through their work history, and keep their experience up-to-date with professional training and qualifications.
  • In Rose’s case, her oceanic allegory about difference, with a nod to the supernatural, was turned it into a story about a fish.

ChatGPT is ‘like the new intern’

  • AI suggestions can be scrutinised – and integrated or dismissed – by authors or editors during the creative process.
  • But when used by human editors, it’s like any other tool – as good, or bad, as the tradesperson who wields it.
  • Renée Otmar is affiliated with the Institute of Professional Editors, the Australian Society of Authors, Writers Victoria, Small Press Network and Life Stories Australia.
  • She is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health, Deakin University.

A Response to Unfounded Claims Questioning the Qualifications of Black Commercial Pilots

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Recent comments questioning the qualifications of Black commercial pilots have compelled us to address these baseless claims with a resolute commitment to truth, merit, and the principles that underpin our profession.

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  • Recent comments questioning the qualifications of Black commercial pilots have compelled us to address these baseless claims with a resolute commitment to truth, merit, and the principles that underpin our profession.
  • We also acknowledge the landmark Supreme Court case of 1963, which outlawed discriminatory hiring practices and mandated commercial airlines hire qualified Black pilots based on merit.
  • The recent unfounded claims regarding the qualifications of Black commercial pilots not only perpetuate harmful stereotypes but also undermine the hard-earned achievements of countless professionals within our community.
  • Captain Jason Ambrosi, President - Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l
    Clovis Jones, President - United States Army Black Aviation Association, Inc.

DCT Magic - New Book by CarAraC Mechanics for Car Owners

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Friday, February 9, 2024

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CarAraC, a well-known automotive blog, announces the launch of their first book, "DCT Magic," authored by Dmitry Sapko, an auto mechanic and car expert. This work is now live on Amazon, offering insights into Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) systems for car enthusiasts and owners worldwide.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CarAraC , a well-known automotive blog, announces the launch of their first book, "DCT Magic," authored by Dmitry Sapko, an auto mechanic and car expert.
  • This work is now live on Amazon, offering insights into Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) systems for car enthusiasts and owners worldwide.
  • "DCT Magic" focuses on several things:
    DCT transmissions are actually less reliable than conventional automatic transmissions but yet have their benefits.
  • The book is set to solve the task of deepening drivers' understanding of their cars' mechanics.