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The link between fat and cancer

Health - 7 hours 9 min ago
Categories: Health

Did Starbucks start a pumpkin boom?

Business News - 7 hours 15 min ago
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Are there N. Korean tunnels under Seoul?

CNN World - 7 hours 20 min ago
North Korean tunnels under the South Korean city of Seoul? One former general explains why he believes that's a fact.
Categories: International News

Syria terror charges against Moazzam Begg dropped

CNN World - 7 hours 24 min ago
British authorities dropped charges against high-profile former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg on Wednesday, days before he was due to go on trial on charges of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria.
Categories: International News

Look at me! 24 selfies of the week

CNN - 7 hours 41 min ago
Categories: National News

Royals make playoffs in epic, Wild Card win

CNN - 10 hours 36 min ago
The long-suffering Kansas City Royals finally made it to the MLB playoffs -- and gave the city a postseason to look forward to.
Categories: National News

Cash, Lakat Advance To Qualifying Doubles Finals At ITA All-American

Bulldog Beat - 13 hours 6 min ago
TULSA, Okla. – Facing a slate of opponents all from the state of North Carolina, the Mississippi State men's tennis squad enjoyed a perfect second day of consolation play at the 2014 ITA All-American Championships on Tuesday.

High-tech monitoring of digital information keeps America secure

Education - 14 hours 26 min ago

(BPT) - The digital age has made online information widely available both for good and bad purposes. When it comes to the nation’s security, monitoring, tracking, securing and analyzing digital data is a key factor in defending intelligence networks.

Creating a line of cyber warfare defense is the U.S. Navy's responsibility, which has a community charged with mastering the capabilities, tools and techniques required to effectively collect, process, analyze and apply information.

This is a growing field, and individuals interested in careers in computer science and computer engineering will find excellent opportunities with the Navy. Enlisted sailors and naval officers specialize in information-intensive fields that include information management, information technology, information warfare, cyber warfare, cryptology, intelligence, meteorology and oceanography. Collaboratively, they develop and defend vital intelligence, networks and systems. They also manage the critical information that supports the U.S. Navy, joint and national warfighting requirements, maintaining the Navy’s essential technological edge.

Cyberspace is the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems and embedded processors and controllers. America’s Navy has highly technical computer scientists and computer engineers who develop tools and techniques in the information environment that ensure situational awareness, provide defense against attacks and deliver tactical advantages.

Some of the day-to-day jobs include gathering data through sources ranging from advanced cyberspace operations to unmanned surveillance systems, converting data into actionable intelligence, and maintaining cutting-edge communications networks that effectively share and safeguard information. It’s all part of the mission for those who serve in the professional areas of information and technology in America’s Navy – for those warriors who do battle within the cyberspace domain and the electromagnetic spectrum.

As a member of the Information Dominance Community, Navy sailors apply principles and techniques of computer science and computer engineering to research, design, develop, test and evaluate software and firmware for computer network attack, exploitation and defense in cyberspace operations. 

For more information about opportunities to serve, visit www.navy.com/careers/information-and-technology.html.

Categories: Lifestyle

5 rules to negotiate a better salary

Education - 14 hours 26 min ago

(BPT) - Between networking, polishing your resume, applying and interviewing, finding a job is time consuming. Once the offer comes in, all your hard work is done, right? Not necessarily. Now is the time for negotiating – a process few people are comfortable with. Skipping it, however, can mean that you miss out on better benefits or a higher salary. 

“You should always negotiate a higher salary,” says Vanessa Jackson, director of career services at The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago. “Hiring managers expect this, so they do not start by offering the highest salary in their range.”

Rule 1: Be polite
The first rule when it comes to negotiating is to always be polite. “Say ‘Thank you very much for this opportunity. I am so excited to join your company.’ Then move into the negotiation,” says Shannon Delecki, assistant director of career services at The Art Institute of Michigan.

Your requests should never sound like demands. If they do, you could negotiate your way right out of a job. Remember, the negotiation is a balancing act. You want a higher salary but you’re looking to work with the person on the other end of the negotiation, so be respectful and use good manners always.

Rule 2: Know your worth
Make sure you’ve done your research. “Know the average salaries for the position and for the market,” says Delecki. That means what others with similar experience would make in the same city where you’ll be working.

And this isn’t a time to be modest about your potential value to the company. “Tell the company why you are worth more than you are being offered. Show them how you will contribute to the company’s profits and help their bottom line,” advises Delecki.

Rule 3: Ask for the right amount
Ask for too little and you’ll sell yourself short, but if you ask for too much you’ll risk offending your future employer. How much should you ask for? Jackson recommends anywhere from $3,000 - $5,000 above the company's offer. After conveying your gratitude for the job offer, confidently state: “I’m hoping to negotiate a salary closer to $XX.”

Rule 4: Don’t forget other benefits
There are times that companies may not be able to budge on the dollar amount, but that doesn’t mean negotiations are done. This could be an opportunity to negotiate other benefits like paid time off. “Ask the company whether they can be more flexible about vacation or PTO days,” says Delecki.

In addition to vacation days, other benefits that you could try to negotiate for include flex time for working from home and subsidized day-care costs. “I’ve known people who negotiated for immediate vesting in the company’s 401(k),” observes Jackson.

Rule 5: Be realistic
Keep in mind, people negotiating higher-level jobs will likely have more success negotiating. If you are just out of college and accepting an entry-level job, employers typically will not negotiate much, if at all. Young professionals can always ask, but they must be realistic about what they should ask for and about what an employer is likely to approve.

Categories: Lifestyle

This app is helping Hong Kong protesters organize without a cell network

Business News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:05pm
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MSU’s Patrasc Posts Two Wins at ITA All-American Championships

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:44pm
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Mississippi State's 42nd-ranked junior Georgiana Patrasc got off to a banner start on Tuesday at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, earning two wins in the singles qualifying draw.

50 people turning 50 in 2014

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:59pm
Categories: Entertainment News

'Frozen' heats up 'Once Upon a Time' ratings

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:58pm
The return of "Once Upon a Time" on Sunday night left fans "Frozen" in their seats.
Categories: Entertainment News

ISIS closes in on Kurdish town in Syria; Turkey debates sending troops

CNN World - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:18pm
Shortly after ISIS claimed to have carried out attacks within miles of Baghdad, police officials confirmed Tuesday that the ISIS militants had struck Iraqi military checkpoints on the southern outskirts of the capital during the weekend.
Categories: International News

MSU’s Wood Records Top 10 Card At Shoal Creek Intercollegiate

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:16pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Another solid round secured junior Ben Wood his second-straight Top 10 finish as Mississippi State men's golf wrapped the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon.

CDC: First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S.

CNN - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:47pm
A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.
Categories: National News

House Dems want NY Fed hearings, too

Business News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:41pm
Three Democratic members of Congress joined their Senate colleagues in calling for a probe of Wall Street regulators.

Watch Wednesday's show!

CNN - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:19pm
October 1, 2014
Categories: National News

Bulldogs In The NFL - Week Four

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:13pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Fifteen former Mississippi State football players have been placed on National Football League 53-man rosters, or earned places on practice squads.
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