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Local Officials Prepare for Cutbacks at Ft Hood

first_imgAfter learning last week that Fort Hood would lose 9 percent of its military population as the Army continues to downsize, officials in central Texas began to address the likely impacts.On Monday, a spokesperson for Killeen said the city had taken into account the pending personnel cutbacks and had budgeted accordingly.“There will absolutely be an impact. Everybody is being conservative,” spokesperson Hillary Shine told KXXV.The school district could experience a drop in enrollment and associated funding from the federal government, but the school system had not yet come up with an estimate of the likely changes.“At this time it is difficult to project the impact as many variables must be taken into consideration,” said Superintendent John Craft.Fort Hood is slated to lose 3,350 soldiers under the restructuring the Army announced last week, a cut exceeded only by a reduction of 3,402 troops at Fort Benning, Ga. Despite the outcome, the chairman of the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance was pleased the post did not lose any of its four brigade combat teams.“The Central Texas community will survive and continue to grow. Fort Hood is an enduring installation. The prospects for the future of Fort Hood are still good,” Pete Taylor, who commanded Fort Hood from 1991 to 1993, told the Statesman.Fort Benning and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, will see their BCTs converted into much smaller maneuver battalion task forces as a result of the restructuring occurring over the next two years. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 one year from today

first_imgWindows 7 is on its way out. Microsoft If you still use Windows 7, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Starting Jan. 14, 2020, exactly one year from Monday, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. That means no more updates or security fixes for the operating system. “Changes and upgrades in technology are inevitable,” said Brad Anderson, corporate vice president for Microsoft 365, in a blog. “And there’s never been a better time to start putting in motion the things you need to do to shift your organization to a modern desktop with Microsoft 365.”Microsoft will continue to provide security updates for Windows 7 to business customers that pay for support, according to ZDNet, but not individual users.Windows 7 was released in 2009 and is still one of the most widely used desktop operating systems. Windows 10 finally overtook Windows 7 in the desktop market at the end of last year, according to ZDNet. NetMarketShare’s December 2018 report showed that 39.2 percent of the machines they collect data from used Windows 10, while 36.9 percent used Windows 7, according to ZDNet. In 2012, the computer giant decided to extend five more years of support for all editions of Windows 7 for individual users. First published on Jan. 14, 8:29 a.m. PT.Updates, 1:35 p.m. PT: Adds Microsoft 365 Vice President Brad Anderson statement.  See It Computers Software $20 Microsoft Windows 7 Mentioned Above Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Tags Comments Amazoncenter_img Share your voice See it 5 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Microsoft Windows 7 Review • Microsoft Windows 7 $4last_img read more

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From Teacher to top beauty entrepreneur Ashima Makhijas successful journey is encouraging

first_imgAshima MakhijaPR HandoutSometimes, some people have to make a tough choice of quitting their job to pursue something they always loved. It might look like a risk, but what’s life without taking one? One such person who took a chance of quitting her job as a teacher to achieve her dreams in the beauty and fashion world is Ashima Makhija.Ashima was a teaser and she had quite a stable job. But a few years ago, she left it because what interested her was working for something in the field of fashion and being an entrepreneur. 5 years ago, she started her blog, ColorsnGlitters. In the initial days, she started writing reviews of different beauty products and shared her views on different fashion trends. She used to do the same on her Instagram page.However, with time, her popularity rose and people started trusting and admiring her for her work. They loved their beauty product reviews, engagement with her followers and the way she presented herself in every post. Her popularity and great work also led to her collaboration with several big brands like Genesis Luxury, Mac Cosmetics, Tresemme, Maybelline, Garnier, Rado and many more.All the popularity and success helped Ashima Makhija in launching her own brand GLASM COSMETICS. It started on Christmas in 2018. GLASM COSMETICS sells good quality of make-up brushes. The products are available at a reasonable rate and very suitable for Indian buyers.About how to stand out with your work and have loyal customers, Ashima believes that one must deliver a quality product, be genuine and honest. She said that in order to make their mark in this competitive world, one must be humble with and put forward authentic work in front of their customers. According to Ashima, the sole intention of an entrepreneur or someone who comes with their own startup should be giving quality products and satisfaction to the masses.last_img read more

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Jhootha Kahin Kaa receives love across India

first_imgJhootha Kahin KaPR HandoutThe Panchanama Boys along with Rishi Kapoor are here as “Jhootha Kahin Ka” releases today. It has already become a talk of the town and is earning massive brownie points with the audience. With several Bollywood celebrities praising the film, trade experts are predicting good growth in box office numbers over the weekend.4 decades post the release of Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Singh starrer Jhootha Kahin Ka, this trailblazing comedy also starring Pyaar Ka Punchnama actors Sunny Singh and Omkar Kapoor aspires to earn box office merit for its comic timing, entertaining one liners and will give new direction to situational and witty humour in Bollywood.The family entertainer shot in Punjab, Mauritius and Bangkok last year, also stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Lillete Dubey, Rajesh Sharma and Manoj Joshi, and revolves around two students who are reluctant to return to India owing to their fascination for a foreign land, prompting one of the boy’s simpleton father to embark on a surprise visit, only to open up Pandora’s box of fabrications and hoaxes.The film is directed by leading Punjabi film director, Smeep Kang, the only director to have contributed 100 crores annually to the Punjabi film industry, and makes his Bollywood debut with this film.Producer Deepak Mukut states, “The film is being received very well in urban and rural centres and it is being appreciated by the audience for its’ apt comical content and casting.”Producer Anuj Sharma adds on, “We are confident of a steady run at the box office with the love the film is receiving across the country”Jhootha Kahin Ka is produced by Deepak Mukut and Anuj Sharma, under the banner of Shantketan Entertainments and presented by Soham Rockstar Entertainment. The film releases today.The film is currently sharing box office business with Kabir Singh, Super 30, Family Of Thakurganj, and Lion Kinglast_img read more

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Amazon Reports 170 Million Writedown Due to Unsold Fire Phones

first_imgOctober 24, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » 1 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Amazon.com Inc took a $170 million writedown in the third-quarter largely related to its unsold stockpile of Fire smart phones as well as supplier commitment costs, Chief Financial Officer Tom Szkutak said on Thursday.The online retailer, which also issued a disappointing fourth-quarter outlook that sent shares down 9 percent in after-hours trading, ended the third quarter with about $83 million worth of Fire phone inventory.The Fire phone debuted this summer to both lackluster sales and reviews. Last month, Amazon cut the price of its phone to 99 cents with a two-year contract with AT&T.(Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman; Editing by Chris Reese)last_img read more

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