Monthly Archive May 2018

Panthers sign Ashaad Mabry, Jason Vander Laan

The Panthers signed defensive tackle Ashaad Mabry and tight end Jason Vander Laan on Monday.

Mabry originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Texas-San Antonio in 2015. He has never played in a regular-season game.

In four college seasons, Mabry made 49 tackles and six tackles for loss.

Vander Laan signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Ferris State in 2016. He saw action in four games with the Colts last season in his only career games.

Vander Laan, 25, played quarterback at Ferris State, throwing for 8,240 yards and 85 touchdowns, while rushing for 5,953 yards and 81 touchdowns.

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Senate Panel Backs Conclusion That Moscow Attempted to Boost Trump

WASHINGTON—A GOP-led Senate committee backed U.S. intelligence agencies’ finding that Moscow tried to boost Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign by hacking and spreading misinformation, a bipartisan conclusion that breaks with a House panel’s position and the president’s rejection of the notion that Russia wanted him to win.

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s conclusion, made public Wednesday after a closed-door hearing with former intelligence chiefs, is part of the panel’s continuing probe, begun 14 months ago, into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. It supports the findings of the intelligence agencies under former President Barack Obama, a Democrat.

The Republican president and many of his allies have repeatedly dismissed the idea that Moscow meddled on his behalf—particularly disputing that the Russian effort might have had an impact on the election’s outcome.

A House Intelligence Committee report released earlier this year said Russia didn’t aim to boost Mr. Trump’s chances of winning the election but instead sought to subvert the notion of free and fair elections and spread “chaos and discord” in the U.S.

Russia’s alleged role in the election—and whether there was any collusion between Mr. Trump’s associates and the Kremlin—is a central part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which is separate from the congressional probes.

Several guilty pleas and criminal indictments of Mr. Trump’s associates have arisen from Mr. Mueller’s investigation, including charges of tax fraud and conspiracy to launder money. None of the charges relate to collusion with Russia, and the House Intelligence Committee report said it found no evidence of coordination between the campaign and Moscow.

Mr. Trump has denied there was any collusion and has criticized Mr. Mueller’s probe as a “witch hunt.” Russia has denied interfering in the election.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to release a more detailed evaluation in the coming weeks that addresses the question of collusion.

The president hailed the House Intelligence Committee’s findings last month, tweeting, “As I have been saying all along, it is all a big Hoax.” He issued no public comment, as of Wednesday evening, on the Senate panel’s release, and the White House didn’t respond to a request for comment.

A separate Senate committee release Wednesday detailed several attempts by a billionaire Russian-Azerbaijani family to communicate with Mr. Trump’s associates over Russia’s interest in a repeal of the Magnitsky Act. The 2012 U.S. law targets Russian human-rights abuses.

The Senate Judiciary Committee released transcripts of interviews it had conducted that suggest the Agalarovs sought to act as a conduit, before and after the election, for Russians seeking the law’s repeal.

Most notably, Rob Goldstone, a representative of the Agalarovs, arranged a meeting in Trump Tower in 2016. The meeting, which was previously reported and is being investigated by Mr. Mueller, was pitched by Mr. Goldstone as an opportunity for Russians to share incriminating information on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump’s 2016 rival.

It was attended by the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Mr. Goldstone and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, among others, also attended.

Donald Trump Jr. asked the visitors if they had dirt on Mrs. Clinton, according to the testimony of one of the Russians who attended. But the Russians provided scant information and focused instead on the Magnitsky Act, with Ms. Veselnitskaya asking the younger Mr. Trump to “look out for this,” according to Mr. Goldstone’s testimony.

Donald Trump Jr., according to Mr. Goldstone, told her to take her concerns to Mr. Obama’s administration and ended the meeting. The president hasn’t called for the Magnitsky Act to be overturned.

In 2015, shortly after Mr. Trump launched his campaign, Mr. Goldstone offered to arrange a meeting between Mr. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia. That never took place.

Weeks after the election,Mr. Goldstone also sent Mr. Trump’s personal assistant a document noting that the Magnitsky Act was “one of the key issues” preventing a thaw in U.S.-Russia relations. The assistant forwarded the document to Steve Bannon, then the incoming White House chief strategist.

The U.S. intelligence community issued a finding in January 2017 that Mr. Putin ordered a campaign to influence the outcome of the 2016 election and that Mr. Putin aspired to help Mr. Trump to victory and denigrate Mrs. Clinton as part of a broader ambition to undermine Western liberalism.

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s members “see no reason to dispute the conclusions,” Sen. Richard Burr (R., N.C.), the panel’s chairman, said in a statement Wednesday.

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the committee’s top Democrat, said: “Despite the short time frame they had to prepare it, the intelligence community did a very good job.”

The House and Senate intelligence committees were both charged in early 2017 with examining the evidence around what happened during the presidential election and writing a public report. The House committee process has been rife with partisan infighting over the course of the yearlong investigation. The Senate Intelligence Committee has remained more unified throughout the process.

Write to Byron Tau at byron.tau@wsj.com, Rebecca Ballhaus at Rebecca.Ballhaus@wsj.com and Erica Orden at erica.orden@wsj.com

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Rockets star Gerald Green’s I-45 tattoo is cool. But a comedian has an idea for a better one.

After 20 years spent on the road as a professional comic, it’s no surprise that one of John Wessling’s funniest tweets of all time had to do with U.S. Highway 290.

Wessling, 42, was traveling between standup gigs Tuesday and had just arrived at his hotel room in Miami. He decided to turn on the Houston Rockets game; they were facing off against the Utah Jazz and could clinch their playoff series with a win.

"The Rockets were trailing a bit and Gerald Green came in the game and gave the team a little spark, as he does often," Wessling told Chron.com over Twitter direct message. "I think I had made a joke onstage before about his I-45 tattoo that was similar, but at that moment I saw the perfect timing and the phrasing of it just poured out."

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The result was a joke that has echoed around social media days later.

"I like Gerald Green’s I-45 tattoo, but if he was REALLY H-TINE he’d have a 290 tattoo and it would be unfinished," Wessling tweeted.

Wessling fell asleep shortly after sending the tweet. When he woke up Wednesday to catch a flight, his Twitter mentions "were on fire."

Rockets guard Gerald Green took a family furniture shopping at Rooms To Go to replace items lost due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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"It’s funny…you never know which things are going to take off and which are going to be duds. I’ve written what I think are jewels that have gone nowhere before and sometimes a throwaway line gets a huge response," Wessling added. "But I really appreciate all the Houston Twitter people who’ve laughed at my joke and spread it around. I hope they come back for more of my foolishness tomorrow and the next days after."

The message would go on to collect nearly 700 retweets and 2,082 likes. It also earned a post on Reddit’s r/houston where folks piled on the jokes.

"290 will never be finis," Reddit user doyoudovoodoo commented.

"If he really was H tine, he wouldn’t have a 290 tattoo because that shit is outside the loop," JMyorJMan added.

The Rockets won its series against Utah and face off against the Golden State Warriors Monday in the NBA Conference Finals.

Fernando Alfonso III is a digital reporter at Chron.com. Follow him on Twitter at @fernalfonso.

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Need A Job? 50 Job Openings In The Dallas Area

Businesses across the Dallas area are looking for new employees, and Patch and Zip Recruiter have listed openings on our searchable jobs board. Here are recent job postings in the area. Click on the job title for complete information.

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SALES JOBS

Bankers Life is recruiting driven and outgoing insurance sales/sales management professionals to meet the needs of our rapidly growing market!Here’s the Bankers Life differenceWe provide robust …

Qualifications for the Entry Level Sales Representative: Our field force comes from diverse professional backgrounds, but we find that our top sales performers all share many of the following …

Hiring an Insurance Sales Professional for a Local Allstate Agency Are you looking for a career with a local small business with the backing and support of a brand people recognize and trust? Working …

The Outside Sales Representative will be critical in driving growth for our primary lines of business – origination, post-closing, and automated valuation services. This role will be responsible for …

New! SCG, Inc.
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Entry Level Junior Manager (Full Time Sales & Marketing) The SCG, Inc. team is enthusiastic, passionate, result-driven and relentlessly committed to our goals. The pace is fast, we are energetic, our …

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Make plans to attend a professional Sales & Management Career Fair in Dallas on May 23rd! You can bypass the phone screen and meet directly with multiple hiring managers at one time. This will also …

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In 2015 TOYOTA OF DALLAS, was the fastest growing Toyota dealership in the country and is now hiring experienced Automotive Sales Associates! 2018 is going to bigger than ever and we are offering you …

Bulldog/ADT Residential Security Services
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We are looking for talented sales & customer service professionals to join our ADT Residential Sales Team. Applicants should be goal-oriented, entrepreneurial-minded and comfortable working in a …

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Dallas Texas Consultants, Inc.
Irving, TX, USA

Entry Level Sales Representative (Full Time) Dallas Texas Consultants, Inc. specializes in marketing, sales, and customer service for some of the most exciting and well-known companies in the world

Sales Account Representative (Weekly Pay + Bonuses) We are proud to announce that Dallas Texas Consultants received an award for Best Places to Work in North Texas for the 3RD year in a row! Dallas …

MVALOR
Richardson, TX, USA

Our full time Sales Representatives specialize in: * building rapport with our client’s new and existing customers * adapating to customer’s needs and wants * assisting in problem solving * setting …

Aspire Business Solutions, Inc
Carrollton, TX, USA

Sales Associate – Entry Level – Full Time CONSISTENT Schedule Paid Training Provided Aspire Business Solutions is expanding! We’re currently looking for customer-oriented sales associates to join our …

We have IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for EXPERIENCED SALES REPRESENTATIVES!!! Good Feet , Americas #1 Arch Support provider, is currently seeking a Full time Sales Consultant . We are a specialty custom …

We’re hiring sharp, outgoing and confident people within our local Sales Division for a SalesRepresentative. This role’s primary responsibility is to generate business leads and sell EMG’s suite of …

NURSING JOBS

ReadyNurse
Richardson, TX, USA

Ability to supervise nursing staff and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible. * Ability to work with other personnel and develop/maintain good relations

Together, let’s grow your nursing career. With several award-winning divisions of HCA in the state of Texas, there are endless opportunities to grow your career and become part of the HCA story. No …

Requested Nursing Specialties Cardiac Cath LabLabor & DeliveryPediatricsPCU – StepdownTelemetryMaternal-NewbornEmergency DepartmentMedical-SurgicalICU – Critical Care Intensive CareNewborn …

No one offers Critical Care RNs bigger advantages. Compare for yourself. At Methodist Healthcare System, we’re expanding our facilities, increasing our capabilities, and investing in our nurses like …

… Nursing JobsHCEN has numerous request for RN Candidate Profiles Looking for a Intensive Care Burn Unit travel assignment? You are in the right place, the HCEN Network of staffing agencies have …

Through our affiliated entities, services are provided through skilled nursing facilities in 21 states. The commitment is to provide compassionate, family oriented short-term and long-term care. Our …

Full Time Nurse Healthcare Coordinator First Shift Brookdale Farmers Branch 13505 Webb Chapel Road Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Job #: BSL60577 Brookdale. Bringing new life to senior living. Your …

Nursing (All Disciplines), Physicians, NPs, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, CMAs, Radiology, Pathology, ED Technicians, Sonographers, Radiographers, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Medical Laboratory, PCT …

… nursing care in the telehealth setting, playing a fundamental role in the future of healthcare delivery. Duties and Responsibilities: · Perform proactive follow-up and risk assessments and …

Current State Nursing License * All appropriate certifications for the position to which you are applying

Sunday-Friday 8p-8a Responsible for providing and documenting skilled nursing care, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, in accordance with developed care plan and physician’s orders for each …

Provides nursing care to the patient undergoing surgical procedures. * Provides comfort and support for pre-operative patients. * Participates in the care of patients receiving conscious sedation

Must have at least 6 months of hands on nursing experience * Current CPR certification * Must be willing to provide in home nursing care to infants, children, and adolescents Responsibilities of the …

RNs hired after January 2017 require completion of BSN within 2 years of start date. RNs hired between January 2014 and December 2016 require completion of BSN within 3 years of start date. Required …

Administer nursing care for clients in their place of residence, coordinate care with the interdisciplinary team, clients, and their families, and the referring agency.Patient Population: Has contact …

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of nursing preferred. * At least one year of management or supervisory experience in a hospice setting. * Thorough understanding of and support for the …

Graduate of a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessor. (Students are welcome to apply …

Assesses patient to determine etiological factors for skin breakdown (per state guidelines if LPN/LVN). Develops comprehensive wound management plan and assists staff in wound care when indicated

Graduation from an accredited Nursing School and a current and valid license in the applicable State. * Minimum of one-year supervisory experience in a long-term or health care setting is preferred

TECHNOLOGY JOBS

Job Details Job Title Systems Support Tech. III Job ID 20170483 Location Plano – Corporate Headquarters Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular NORTH TEXAS TOLLWAY AUTHORITY …

The role of a IT Support Services Specialist is to provide daily phone support for all end users for Matador Networks, LLC client/customer base. This will include guidance, assistance, coordination …

We are seeking an Advanced Technology Engineer to join our team! You will design and develop solutions to complex application problems or network concerns. Responsibilities: * Oversee the …

Monitors and responds quickly and effectively to requests received through the IT helpdesk * Learn and Provide helpdesk support and resolve problems to the end user’s satisfaction * Utilize and …

Job Details Job Title Systems Support Tech II-RWY Job ID 20170418 Location Plano – Corporate Headquarters Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular NORTH TEXAS TOLLWAY AUTHORITY …

Pharmcare USA has an immediate opening for an IT Analyst to join our team! You will analyze data processing problems to improve computer systems. This position could be located at our corporate …

The JR. Projection & Sound/IT Specialist is responsible for supporting and maintaining the Projection, Sound and IT systems for our two Texas locations (including, but not limited to projectors …

Working knowledge of application technologies, platforms, and tools including Spring Framework, Java, SOAP, Rest, git, javascript, CSS, JSON, XML * Working experience and expertise with BPM is a plus

IT Project Manager (Data Center) Our client, the world largest technology security company, specialized in computer security software, has an opening for the IT Data Center Project Manager role …

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the Information Technology field Company Description Zolon Tech, Inc. (ZTI) is a fast-growing, 8(a) certified business providing Information Technology …

**Note: these jobs were available as of this posting, according to our partners at ZipRecruiter. Patch cannot guarantee that some have not been filled / Photo via Shutterstock.

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Xerox CEO Steps Down as Company Reviews Fujifilm Deal

Xerox Corp.’s Chief Executive Jeff Jacobson is resigning in a settlement with two of the company’s biggest investors, Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, a pact that shakes up the majority of the board and puts its transaction with Fujifilm Holdings Corp. at risk.

The new board is expected to consider alternatives to the deal with Fujifilm, a complex transaction that sells the majority of Xerox to the Japanese company by combining with a joint venture the two operate in Asia.

Messrs. Icahn and Deason have been seeking to kill that deal, saying it undervalues Xerox, and had alleged Mr. Jacobson quickly negotiated the deal in an attempt to save his own job. Xerox had launched a CEO search last year, the company has disclosed.

A judge last week temporarily blocked the Fujifilm transaction, siding with Mr. Deason in a lawsuit, saying the talks were conflicted by Mr. Jacobson’s tenuous position.

The settlement effectively ends a legal fight with Xerox and its investors as well as a potential proxy fight that would have sought to remove the entire board, by giving Messrs. Icahn and Deason six of what will now be nine seats. Keith Cozza, who is chief executive of Mr. Icahn’s public company, will be named chairman of Xerox.

Xerox will name as chief executive John Visentin. Xerox had considered Mr. Visentin as the leading candidate to replace Mr. Jacobson last year before it ended its search and reaffirmed faith in him, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Mr. Visentin is a former executive at several technology companies and had been working with the activist investors at Xerox.

The settlement doesn’t include pending litigation Mr. Deason has against Fujifilm. The judge also criticized Fujifilm’s actions in his opinion halting the deal.

Fujifilm, which wasn’t immediately able to comment, has defended the transaction and said it was negotiated fairly.

Xerox had previously defended Mr. Jacobson and said that he had won over the board by hitting earnings and financial targets, and that the whole board believed the Fujifilm deal was the best option. Now it is settling the litigation, saying it wanted to avoid litigation and risks to the deal. The judge has to sign off on the settlement.

Seven of the old board members will resign, including Chairman Robert Keegan, who approved Mr. Jacobson’s negotiations, and lead director Ann Reese, who also approved of his talks with Fujifilm.

Xerox and Fujifilm have been in discussions about renegotiating the deal, but Fujifilm will now face a new board led by a team that wants to not only end the sale but also cancel the 50-plus-year joint venture, Fuji Xerox, that is at the heart of their relationship.

Xerox had asked Fujifilm to sweeten the merger deal, but in its statement Tuesday night, Xerox said Fuji had yet to make an improved offer.

Write to David Benoit at david.benoit@wsj.com

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