Hurricanes sign forward Lucas Wallmark to two-year contract

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Lucas Wallmark to a two-year contract. The first year is a two-way contract that pays $650,000 at the NHL level. The second year is a one-way contract valued at $700,000. [NEWS] #Canes Sign Lucas Wallmark (@LWallmark) to Two-Year Deal Wallmark’s contract is a two-way deal in 2018-19 and a one-way deal in 2019-20. : https://t.co/DJy4LAOfCg pic.twitter.com/2OKpW1EzRm — Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) July 12, 2018 Wallmark, 22, had one goal in 11 games with the Hurricanes last season. He spent most of the season in the AHL with the Charlotte Checkers where he led the team in scoring with 17 goals and 55 points. …read more… Read More

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Optio3 raises $2.5M for enterprise IoT operations management software

Optio3 CEO Sridhar Chandrashekar. (Photo via Optio3) Seattle startup Optio3 has raised $2.5 million for its enterprise IoT management software that helps real estate and transportation companies gain insights into their connected devices. The funding came from angel investors and McKinstry, the construction company that also uses Optio3 to monitor building systems. Founded in 2016 by former Microsoft and ServiceNow engineers, Optio3 provides visibility, management, analytics, and more to companies that use an array of IoT devices — everything from security cameras to card-readers to HVAC systems. The original premise of Optio3 was to take the founders’ experience building IT operations management software and apply it to the world of… Read More

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Utah Jazz sign summer league guard Jairus Lyles to contract

SALT LAKE CITY—One of the Utah Jazz’s summer league players has apparently made a good impression on the franchise. The Jazz on Thursday announced that they have signed guard Jairus Lyles to a contract after he has played with the team both in the Beehive State last week and in Las Vegas this week. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Lyles has averaged 8.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in three games for Utah. He is perhaps most well-known nationally for leading the 16-seed UMBC Retrievers in their historic win in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament over 1-seed Virginia. In that game, Lyles scored 28 points and added six… Read More

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In explosive interview, Trump says Theresa May’s Brexit plan will ‘kill’ a US-UK trade deal

President Donald Trump has said British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans will “probably kill” any US-UK trade deal.The US president made an explosive intervention into British politics in an interview with The Sun published Thursday.His remarks seem certain to cause political chaos in the UK and could imperil the prime minister’s leadership. President Donald Trump has said British Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit plan will “probably kill” off any chance of a UK-US trade deal. Here’s the front page of The Sun for Friday:… …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Endangered Species Act: An ‘8-track law’

SALT LAKE CITY — Members of the Congressional Western Caucus on Thursday said the decades-old Endangered Species Act needs to go under the knife with reforms that will produce more appealing results for states, landowners and the plants and animals themselves. Critics of the series of nine bills, however, say the overhaul will dismember a law designed to protect threatened and imperiled species. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, and chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, said if the law was a major league baseball player, its batting average would be .100, or even less. “The Endangered Species Act is the most inept program we have in federal government,” Bishop… Read More

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Recruiting platform Greenhouse raises $50 million to grow its diverse hiring feature

Recruiting platform Greenhouse has raised $50 million in a series D funding round led by Riverwood Capital. The money will be used to scale the company’s recently launched diversity and inclusion feature, which was created in conjunction with consulting firm Paradigm The feature surfaces “nudges” or small reminders in real time that point out how users can act more fairly when they’re writing job postings, making referrals, and conducting interviews. Recruiting platform Greenhouse has raised $50 million to expand its recently launched feature that helps companies manage unconscious bias during the hiring process, the company announced on Thursday. The series D round was led by Riverwood Capital, bringing the company’s… Read More

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule arrives in Florida to get set for uncrewed test flight

Technicians check out the Crew Dragon capsule in Florida after the completion of thermal vacuum and acoustic testing at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Ohio. (SpaceX via Instagram) After months of testing, a SpaceX Dragon capsule that’s designed to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station has arrived in Florida, marking a significant step toward this summer’s scheduled test launch. Even though the vehicle is called a “Crew Dragon,” this Dragon won’t carry crew on its first flight. Instead, it’s due to make an uncrewed practice run to the space station during what’s known as Demonstration Mission 1, or DM-1. Before this week’s shipment to Florida, the Dragon… Read More

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Twins place Logan Morrison on 10-day DL with hip injury

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have placed designated hitter/first baseman Logan Morrison on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip injury. The move was made before Minnesota’s game on Thursday against Tampa Bay, making room for utility infielder Ehire Adrianza’s reinstatement from the 10-day disabled list. Morrison is batting just .193 in his first season with the Twins, with a .654 on-base-plus-slugging percentage and 11 home runs and 31 RBIs in 264 at-bats. He described his problem as chronic and said before the game he’s planning to return when he’s eligible on July 22. Adrianza, who was out with a strained left hamstring, is hitting .261 with four home… Read More

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March for Our Lives town hall on gun laws, school safety back on in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The on-again, off-again March for Our Lives town hall on school safety and gun laws in Utah is on again. The group now plans to hold the Saturday event at 6 p.m. at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy. It scrambled to find a new venue after Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment canceled the meeting at its Megaplex Theaters in South Jordan on Wednesday, saying it could escalate into a potentially contentious situation requiring extra security. March for Our Lives is pushing for universal background checks, federal funding for gun violence research and bans on semi-automatic assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. The group says… Read More

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