Woodlawn Post http://woodlawnpost.com The Best In Global Business And Entertainment News Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:03:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.15 Amazon Expands in Las Vegas and Announces Plans to Create 125 New Corporate Jobs http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/18/amazon-expands-in-las-vegas-and-announces-plans-to-create-125-new-corporate-jobs/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/18/amazon-expands-in-las-vegas-and-announces-plans-to-create-125-new-corporate-jobs/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:08:13 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=32701 LAS VEGAS, Nevada —  Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)  announced an expansion of the company’s workforce in Las Vegas with plans to create 125 additional corporate jobs in the city. To accommodate this growth, the company recently opened a new 30,000 square foot office in Town Square in downtown Las Vegas. This expansion will allow Amazon to more than double its corporate workforce in the area – with teams based in the new Las Vegas office supporting the company’s Human Resources organization.

“We are excited to create more jobs in Las Vegas and continue to invest in the city and its people,” said Tami Dennis, Site Lead of Amazon’s Las Vegas office. “We’ve opened the doors to our new office and we’re looking forward to meeting more of the city’s terrific talent as we look to support the diverse needs of our workforce.”

Amazon’s Las Vegas office currently has more than 100 employees specializing in managing leave of absence and accommodation services for the company’s employees across the United States. The teams working in Las Vegas are human resources specialists who act as the first point of contact for employees requesting a job accommodation, including American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for Amazon employees and candidates applying for jobs at the company. Amazon is one of the only tech companies in the U.S. that has full-time ASL interpreters to support deaf or hard of hearing employees.

Supporting the local community

To mark the company’s latest investment in Nevada, Amazon is donating $100,000 to two food bank partners to aid in the fight against childhood hunger. The donation supports the Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada in Reno – both of which serve children and families in communities where Amazon has fulfillment centers.

“Amazon’s generous donation to support the fight against childhood hunger will help us reach deeper into our community with additional resources for children and their families,” said Michelle Beck, chief development officer of Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas. “The need is great. In Southern Nevada, one in five children lives in a home that is food insecure. With support from community partners like Amazon, we are addressing this statistic head on.”

“As Amazon continues to grow in Nevada, the company finds impactful opportunities to give back to the communities where its employees live and work,” said Ashley Wedlund, Site Leader of one of Amazon’s North Las Vegas fulfillment centers. “In addition to today’s donation, Amazon makes frequent, in-kind product donations throughout the year. We are proud to support the amazing work these organizations do in our communities and we are grateful for their commitment to support children and families.”

Additionally, Amazon is funding computer science classes or robotics programs in 11 Nevada high schools through Amazon Future Engineer—a childhood-to-career program to inspire, educate, and propel children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities to build skills and start careers in computer science. Amazon has also awarded three students from Nevada the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship award, which provides $40,000 in funding to students from disadvantaged or underrepresented backgrounds to study computer science in college, and receive a guaranteed, paid internship offer at Amazon.

Investing and creating jobs in Nevada

Amazon has created more than 3,500 full-time jobs and invested over $2.5 billion in Nevada since 2011, including customer fulfillment infrastructure and compensation to our employees. The company estimates that these direct investments in the state contributed more than $1.5 billion to Nevada’s economy (2011-2018) and generated an additional 4,000 indirect jobs on top of the company’s direct hires. There are also more than 19,500 authors, developers, and small and medium-sized businesses in Nevada growing their businesses with Amazon.

With 750,000 employees worldwide, Amazon has been recognized on LinkedIn’s Top Companies list for the past four years, ranked #2 in the Fortune 2017 and 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies, and ranked #5 in Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies. The company also receives a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. Amazon offers a wide range of programs to equip employees with the skills for new, in-demand jobs – from paid cloud computing apprenticeships, to Amazon Technical Academy to its innovative Career Choice initiative, which prepays 95 percent of the cost of tuition to pursue continuing education courses in in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. All these program are part of Upskilling 2025, a $700 million commitment by Amazon looking to support all employees in gaining critical skills to move into higher skill, better paying, technical or non-technical roles.

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Lakers bring stars out, improve to 11-2 with 122-101 win over Hawks http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/18/lakers-bring-stars-out-improve-to-11-2-with-122-101-win-over-hawks/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/18/lakers-bring-stars-out-improve-to-11-2-with-122-101-win-over-hawks/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:48:55 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=32680 LOS ANGELES, California — LeBron James scored 33 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a  122-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night at the Staples Center in front of a star studded crowd.

“He’s been at just an extraordinarily high level and dominating,” coach Frank Vogel said of James. “His effort on the defensive end has really spread throughout the group and the group has really bought into being dominant on the defensive end of the floor. We saw that in the first quarter with how we controlled the game from the start. Offensively, the shot making, his decision making, zero turnovers, 12 assists, I mean are you kidding me?”

The Lakers had seven players including James score in double digits. Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points and 5 rebounds, while veteran guard Rajon Rondo added 15 points. Anthony Davis collected 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 13 and Danny Green and Alex Caruso had 11 apiece.

Trae Young scored 31 for the Hawks and Cam Reddish had 13 points. Allen Crabbe, Jabari Parker and De’Andre Hunter each scored 11. The Hawks will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

SHOWTIME LAKERS BRINGS STARS OUT

The “Showtime Lakers” show has returned spearheaded by the duo of James & AD. They are currently tied with the Boston Celtics (10-2) for best records in the NBA, each team sharing just two losses. The Lakers are 11-2 with the best record in the Western Conference. Special guest and Laker great, Kobe Bryant was in attendance with his daughter Gianna. Also spotted courtside were actor and comedian Kevin Hart,  hip-hop stars Offset and Quavo from the group Migos, 2 Chainz and Chance The Rapper. The Lakers will host Chris Paul and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

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Hield scores 35 points to help Kings snap Celtics’ 10-game winning streak http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/18/hield-scores-35-points-to-help-kings-snap-celtics-10-game-winning-streak/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/18/hield-scores-35-points-to-help-kings-snap-celtics-10-game-winning-streak/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:49:35 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=32689 SACRAMENTO, California — Buddy Hield (Oklahoma Sooners) scored a season-high 35 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals to help the Sacramento Kings end the Boston Celtics’ 10-game winning streak with a 100-99 victory Sunday.

He connected on 7-of-12 three pointers — helping the Kings and Coach Luke Walton improve to 5-7 overall.

The Kings handed the Celtics (10-2) its first loss since their season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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The Shawn Carter Foundation raises $6 Million for education http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/18/the-shawn-carter-foundation-raises-6-million-for-education/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/18/the-shawn-carter-foundation-raises-6-million-for-education/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:37:32 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=32682 HOLLYWOOD, Florida –The Shawn Carter Foundation hosted its annual Gala November 15-16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

ABC’s Good Morning America anchor, Robin Roberts, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies and 15X Grammy Award winning icon Alicia Keys capped off the final night with a live performance.

The two-day event which raised $6 million dollars  — was all in the namesake of helping Mrs. Gloria Carter and son Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter fulfill their mission of providing individuals who are facing socio-economic hardships an opportunity to further their education at institutions of higher learning.

The event was attended by Beyonce Knowles – Carter, Dapper Dan, Tyler Perry, Swizz Beats, Robert Craft, Marcelo Claure, Meek Mills, Fat Joe, Yo Gotti, DJ Khaled, Fabolous and more.

As the organization’s sole fundraiser of the year, the weekend consisted of a blackjack tournament experience, a black-tie gala dinner,  silent and live auction and other special events.

 

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The Shawn Carter Foundation was founded as a public charity in 2003 by Gloria Carter and her son, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Since the Foundation’s inception, over $4MM have supported initiatives to empower youth and communities in need through the Foundation’s programs: Scholarship Fund, College Prep and Exposure, International Exposure, Professional Development, Scholar Support and Community & Goodwill Programs.
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New Video: J Balvin – Blanco http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/17/new-video-j-balvin-blanco/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/17/new-video-j-balvin-blanco/#respond Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:37:26 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=32676 MEDELLIN, Columbia — J Balvin is rocking all white fit awhile providing all the dance vibes in his new video for “Blanco.”

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Paul George scorches Hawks for 37 points in 150-101 win http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/17/paul-george-scorches-hawks-for-37-points-in-150-101-win/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/17/paul-george-scorches-hawks-for-37-points-in-150-101-win/#respond Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:31:08 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=32670 LOS ANGELES, California — In just his second game with the Los Angeles Clipper (8-5) this season, Paul George finished with 37 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in their 150-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks (4-8) on Saturday night.

His performance was the best in NBA history while playing fewer than 21 minutes.

George who returned to action on Thursday against the New Orleans Pelicans for the first time following offseason in May (partially torn tendon in his right shoulder) and June (partial tear of his left labrum) — is averaging 35 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 58.8 percent from the floor.

The 49-point margin of victory was the largest in Clippers franchise history.

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Apple Music introduces Replay, Your favorite tracks of the year — all in one playlist http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/16/apple-music-introduces-replay-your-favorite-tracks-of-the-year-all-in-one-playlist/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/16/apple-music-introduces-replay-your-favorite-tracks-of-the-year-all-in-one-playlist/#respond Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:04:22 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=32655 CUPERTINO, California — Apple Music introduced Apple Music Replay – your favorite tracks of the year — all in one playlist, updated weekly.

Click here and go directly to the “Get Your Replay Mix” button. That will generate a playlist of your top songs as well as one for every year that you’ve been subscribed to Apple Music.

 

 

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Zips claim 64-53 win over Purdue Fort Wayne at Akron Classic http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/16/zips-claim-64-53-win-over-purdue-fort-wayne-at-akron-classic/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/16/zips-claim-64-53-win-over-purdue-fort-wayne-at-akron-classic/#respond Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:03:32 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=32664 AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zips improved to 2-0 after claiming a 64-53 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne in the 2019-20 home opener and first contest of the 2019 Akron Classic inside James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday afternoon.

Haliegh Reinoehl ( 19 points and 13  rebounds) and Jordyn Dawson ( 18 points and 11 rebounds ) combined for 37 points and 24 rebounds.

Defensively, the Zips forced 19 turnovers, recorded eight steals, scored 20 points off turnovers — including  12 fast break buckets.

Anna Lappenküper led the ‘Dons with 18 points, while Hannah Albrecht chipped in with 12 points.  Riley Ott added 10 points.

The Zips square-off in a BIG contest against Big Ten opponent, No. 24 Michigan, on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m.

Kent State and Purdue Fort Wayne square off on day two of the Classic starting at 12 p.m.

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New Video: Royce 5’9 – Black Savage ft. Sy Ari Da Kid, White Gold, CyHi The Prynce & T.I. http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/16/new-video-royce-59-black-savage-ft-sy-ari-da-kid-white-gold-cyhi-the-prynce-t-i/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/16/new-video-royce-59-black-savage-ft-sy-ari-da-kid-white-gold-cyhi-the-prynce-t-i/#respond Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:59:49 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=32643 DETROIT, Michigan — Royce 5’9 drops the visuals for “Black Savage” featuring Sy Ari Da Kid, White Gold, CyHi The Prynce & T.I.

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Lakers, Davis defense prevails in 99 -97 win over Kings http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/16/lakers-davis-defense-prevails-in-99-97-win-over-kings/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/11/16/lakers-davis-defense-prevails-in-99-97-win-over-kings/#respond Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:49:16 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=32638 LOS ANGELES, California — Frank Vogel and his Los Angeles Lakers squad improved to 10-2, following a 99-97 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night at the Staples Center.

The Lakers Anthony Davis ( 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks,  2 assists and 1 steal) blocked Harrison Barnes’ driving shot at the buzzer — after Lebron James nailed two key free throws with 5.5 seconds left to seal the win.

“We played it to perfection,” James said. “When you have a shot-blocker the caliber of (Davis) protecting the rim, that just makes it that much tougher on Harrison.”

Lebron James led the Lakers offensive attack with 29 points, 11 assists and 3 steals.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, while Kyle Kuzma added 13 points off the bench.  Alex Caruso finished with a season-high 10 points for the Lakers.

Buddy Hield had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 points for the Kings.

Richaun Holmes scored 17 points.

The Kings will host the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

L.A. will welcome the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday to the Staples Center.

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