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Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:51 AM
The city of Fairborn will be the first municipality in the nation to test Air Force Research Laboratory-developed technology to separate radio chatter that tends to get jumbled in emergency situations, officials say.
GlobalFlyte, a self-described transformative technology firm, developed the integrated management system from both Air Force research and the commercial market to use communications, and also mapping and smart phone technology in the city’s dispatch center, according to the company.
It’s intended to let first responders or others better monitor, comprehend and manage what’s happening at a scene, according to the company.
“Today’s communication gear, while technologically very robust and hardened and quite expensive, frankly does not help them comprehend the situation well,” said Roger Mann, CEO of GlobalFlyte.
The test was expected to start within weeks after training, according to the city.
“We’re basically going to try it out,” said Fairborn Police Department Capt. Terry Bennington, who is in charge of the dispatch center. “I’m sure whatever we can take advantage of and test for we’re going to do that.”
Police, firefighters, medics and public works employees could all make use of the technology, according to Timothy A. Shaw, president and CEO of GlobalFlyte in Riverside.
During the test, the company aims to learn how first responders use the technology in the field daily and gain feedback, he said.
The technology uses AFRL-developed multimodal communications, meaning it spatially separates conversations during radio chatter such as people talking over one another in chaotic situations. It also hones-in on key words and provides a real-time audio transcript, among other features, according to the company.
GlobalFlyte has licensed the technology from AFRL, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
As part of the tool, GlobalFlyte created a smart phone app, called “Minute Man.” Users, such as first responders, can locate where personnel and critical structures are at an incident scene while stitching in live video of what’s happening, Shaw said.
Users can communicate without using radio chatter and share photos and video in real time, he said.
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 4:06 PM
— It's the ultimate accessory for that fancy diploma they just placed in your hands. Not a frame, no. How about a job to go with it?
Pay attention, anxious parents, recent grads and anyone currently in the process of choosing a college major who would like to earn a healthy income post-graduation.
According to LinkedIn, the 2018 college graduating class will be applying for certain jobs in record numbers.
There are more students graduating than ever before (according to the National Center for Education Statistics), and hiring authority LinkedIn identified numerous companies, industries and locations where they are most likely to apply based on 2016-17 figures. Experts at the career site picked a short list of popular jobs for this spring's graduating class, including one sought-after job description that pays more than $90,000 annually.
So, if you want to go where the competition isn't, it's good to know that these seven jobs are like magnets (or free pizza, or naps) in their ability to draw lots of recent grads to apply.
Here are seven of the most popular jobs for 2018 college grads, along with the median income to expect:
New York City was No. 1 on LinkedIn's list of the Top U.S. Cities Hiring New Grads and it hired the most entry level folks in Marketing and Advertising spots like this one. Hello, Big Apple?
Yep, this is the heaviest hitter on the list, offering a $90K-plus income right out of school. Seattle is just one of the cities that needs software engineers–and it's also No. 10 on LinkedIn's list of the "Top 10 U.S. Cities Hiring New Grads."
The Information Age is still hopping, and graphic designer hopefuls must make sure they've got what it takes to convey information across a wide variety of visual communication media. According to LinkedIn, Chicago and New York are both hiring for lots of marketing, advertising and Internet spots.
Another one of the top-earning entry-level jobs for 2018 college grads is also a popular job description at some of the companies that did a lot of entry-level hiring in 2017, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. But you can only fill the investment banking analyst role if your education (like a bachelor's in finance, accounting or economics) has prepared you for duties like performing valuation analyses and building detailed financial models.
Many different college degrees would qualify a graduate for at least some administrative spots, but one of the top degrees for this position is psychology, according to LinkedIn.
It's only a little amusing that one of the most sought-after spots for first jobs involves helping companies hire much more experienced people... According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resources specialists who work as recruiters may travel extensively to attend job fairs, visit college campuses and meet with applicants. Applicants usually need a bachelor's degree in human resources, business or a related field, but the BLS said that might vary by position and employer. It anticipated the human resources specialist job outlook overall to grow about 7 percent between 2016 and 2026, which is about average.
Account executive also makes the list, but account coordinator (which pays about 30 percent less) is a bit more accessible for folks with college degrees, client service skills and eyes for detail. Account coordinator was just one example of a job people with a degree in marketing would be qualified for, and Marketing was No. 2 on LinkedIn's list of "The top 10 majors that led to the most varied types of opportunities after graduation."
And whether you're looking for a job with the fewest competitors or are happy to run with the pack heading for the most sought-after spots, make sure you consider this job-seeking advice. (And you thought you were through with lectures.) "Get 'em while they're hot." According to LinkedIn, the best time to apply is "right now." For 2017, LinkedIn identified April through June as the months when the most grads were hired into entry-level jobs.
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 1:57 PM
Real estate deals near Dayton International Airport and at Cargill in Sidney got a big boost Monday.
The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to boost both business expansions, approving deals that will shield construction projects at both sites from state and local sales taxes.
The trustees approved a capital lease financial structure to exempt from sales taxes a $175 million expansion at the Cargill refining plant in Sidney, a project expected to add 12 jobs to a workforce of 293 people.
That project is similar in size to Emerson Climate Technology’s expansion, also in Sidney, which trustees also voted to support last year.
The Cargill project will build structures consisting of 35,000 square feet of prep space, an additional 28,000 square feet of work areas, more than 11,000 square feet of office space and 5,625 square feet of a loading area, about a mile from Interstate 75 on Industrial Drive.
Both JobsOhio and the Dayton Development Coalition asked the Port Authority to consider supporting Cargill’s plans, said Jerry Brunswick, Port Authority executive director.
“This is what they need to do to stay competitive,” Brunswick said of Cargill.
The second project trustees approved Monday supports a second building NorthPoint Development is building near Dayton International Airport.
NorthPoint has already built and opened a 570,000-square-foot industrial warehouse north of U.S. 40 near Concorde Drive for Spectrum Brands, which produces STP automotive products.
NorthPoint is building a second facility — at a cost of about $31 million — next to the Spectrum property that is 524,160 square feet in size for an unidentified user.
NorthPoint is also building a third facility in the area.
Monday’s vote supports that second building.
Erik Collins, Montgomery County development director, said no county officials have met with prospects for that second building and NorthPoint has not announced a tenant yet.
The two NorthPoint projects take up almost 90 acres. “On the western side of the airport, a lot is happening,” Brunswick said.
That latter vote approves the sale of revenue bonds from $14 million to $17 million to deal with higher-than-expected construction costs, Brunswick said.
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 10:49 AM
A Moraine-based gas distributor that caters to the welding industry, craft brewers and more is now owned by an international company.
Airgas, which has about 18,000 employees at 1,100 locations, said in a statement that it acquired Weiler Welding Company’s assets and operations as of April 30.
Weiler Welding has six locations, including its Moraine office, and services Southwestern Ohio and Southwestern Indiana. Weiler’s 70 employees are now part of Airgas, according to the press release.
Weiler Welding is a full-service industrial gas, beverage gas and welding supply business.
The Dayton Daily News previously reported that Weiler Welding, a third-generation company that dates back to 1920, had been expanding its beverage gas business line that caters to restaurants, bars and the craft beer industry.
Weiler has made recent investments into its business, including a new fill plant, which opened in May 2014, that let it control its costs, turn around orders faster, and blend gases in-house for specific orders.
Airgas, a subsidiary of Paris-based Air Liquide, stated that Weiler Welding is the company’s 500th acquisition since it was founded in 1982.
“Growth through acquisition has always been a core strategy and competency for us and we remain committed to pursuing acquisition opportunities in the years to come,” stated Andy Cichocki, Airgas chief operating officer.
Jim Weiler, president of Weiler Welding, stated in a press release that the joining of the two companies “will create tremendous value for our associates and our customers.”
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 8:16 AM
— It’s time to book your next vacation.
Discount airlines flooded regional airports with cheap, new flights to destinations across the world. WOWair, Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air added new flights in Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton — lowering airfare for eager travelers in the region. There are plenty of cheap flight options to take advantage of this summer.
» WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: How to book cheap flights
Here are five of the best flight deals this news organization found at local airports:
1. Head to the beach from Dayton
The ocean is calling. Book a ticket from the Dayton International Airpot to Punta Gorda Airport in Florida for a week-long beach vacation. From Monday, June 18 to Monday, June 25, travelers can pay as letter as $185 round-trip for a ticket on Allegiant Air. Allegiant flights to Punta Gorda are available on Mondays and Fridays.
» Your next weekend trip: 20 things to do, see, eat in Cincinnati
2. Jet off to Iceland for less than $300
It’s cheaper than ever to hitch a flight overseas from a local airport. Icelandic discount airline WOW air introduced service at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport earlier this month. Leave the Cincinnati airport on July 4 at 12:50 a.m. Your WOW basic ticket to Reykjavik, Iceland will cost you $109.99. You’ll leave Iceland on Wednesday, July 25. Your ticket home will cost you $159.99. You spend a total of $270 on your roundtrip travel.
3. Spend some time in the Lone Star State
Frontier is offering one-way fare to Austin, Texas from Columbus for as low as $59 if you purchase the tickets by May 31. The deal is valid on tickets for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Frontier offers best deals on their website every week.
4. Bon voyage! Paris is waiting for you
You can actually afford international travel if you look for the right deals. Head off to Paris from Cincinnati with WOW air. You can leave July 30 and return Aug. 13. Your roundtrip fare could be as cheap as $610. WOW air fare varies by date so make sure to shop around to get the best deal.
5. Go to Myrtle Beach for less than $100
Fly from the Dayton International Airport to Myrtle Beach for as low as $100 roundtrip in July. Allegiant serves several cities from Dayton including: Daytona Beach, Orlando and Tampa, among others.
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