NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Express, Inc. (Nasdaq:HTLD) announced that on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Mike Gerdin, Chief Executive Officer and Chris Strain, Chief Financial Officer will present at the 2018 KeyBanc Industrials & Basic Materials Conference at 12:05 pm (central time). /EIN News/ -- Heartland Express is an irregular route truckload carrier based in North Liberty, Iowa serving customers with shipping lanes throughout the United States. Heartland focuses on medium to short haul regional freight, offering shippers industry leading on-time service so they can achieve their strategic goals for their customers. More information about Heartland Express can be found on the company website at www.heartlandexpress.com. This press release and presentation announced in this press release may contain statements that might be considered as forward-looking statements or predictions of future operations. Such statements are based … [Read more...] about Heartland Express, Inc. Announces Participation in KeyBanc’s 2018 Industrials & Basic Materials Conference
How well can you read and write? Well enough to be reading news articles on the internet, of course, but are you a confident reader? What about writer? And let's talk math. Quick: 5x5=? By the time we reach adulthood, these should be skills that everyone has and is confident in. We're not talking about doing vector calculus or writing Pulitzer Prize winning material. Yet a recent survey by Lee Hecht Harrison found that 63 percent of job hunters felt they needed improvement in one or more basic area --reading, writing, math or basic computer skills. Only 28 percent felt confident in all these things. What if you are one of the 63 percent? Then it's time to hit the books. It's never too late. Here's how you can help yourself become better in these areas and help your job hunt at the same time. Read anything that is interesting. Head to the library and check out a book. Yes, you could try to take a class (and if your reading skills really are low, perhaps you should). In fact, pick out … [Read more...] about Do job applicants lack basic skills?
Last Updated Mar 1, 2011 12:55 PM EST YouTube has pulled Levi Strauss & Co.'s "Rear View Girls" video "because its contents violated YouTube's terms of service" after only two weeks on the web. The takedown is an embarrassment to Levi's for two reasons:It was the most successful piece of viral marketing Levi's has done in years, garnering more than 7 million views in just days. The video was removed because Levi's ad agency, Colenso BBDO in New Zealand, apparently failed to get model release permissions from people on the streets of Los Angeles seen gawking at the backsides of the two models in the film. The video utilized an "ass cam" to show how many people look at women's butts when they walk down the street. (The video, below, can still be seen in a pirated version elsewhere on YouTube.) When asked why the clip had disappeared, a Levi's spokesperson told BNET:We're looking into this and will let you know when we have more information. YouTube did not return a message … [Read more...] about Amateur Hour: YouTube Bans Levi’s “Rear View Girls” Over Basic Legal Error
Basic income -- a type of welfare payment guaranteed to all and without strings attached -- may be a much debated concept among economists and policy experts. But now, one Canadian community is putting the controversial idea to the test. Former security guard Tim Button considers how a sudden increase in his income from an unusual social experiment has changed his life in this Canadian industrial city along the shore of Lake Ontario. Sipping coffee in a Tim Horton's doughnut shop, Button says he has been unable to work because of a fall from a roof, and the financial boost from Ontario Province's new "basic income" program has enabled him to make plans to visit distant family for Christmas for the first time in years. It has also prompted him to eat healthier, schedule a long-postponed trip to the dentist and mull taking a course to help him get back to work. "It's making a huge difference for me," Button said of the almost 60 percent increase in monthly benefits he started receiving … [Read more...] about One community tests whether “basic income” offsets lost jobs
A spongy new super-material could be lighter than the flimsiest plastic yet 10 times stronger than steel. The new super-material is made up of flecks of graphene squished and fused together into a vast, cobwebby network. The fluffy structure, which looks a bit like a psychedelic sea creature, is almost completely hollow; its density is just 5 percent that of ordinary graphene, the researchers said. What’s more, though the researchers used graphene, the seemingly magical properties of the material do not totally depend on the atoms used: The secret ingredient is the way those atoms are aligned, the scientists said. “You can replace the material itself with anything,” Markus J. Buehler, a materials scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said in a statement. “The geometry is the dominant factor. It’s something that has the potential to transfer to many things.” Graphene, a material made up of flaky sheets … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Ultra-light “super-material” is ten times stronger than steel