thejournal.io | browse concepts or read more news
Kylie Jenner shows off 'promise ring' from Tyga
Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Kylie Jenner joked about her future engagement ring while flashing the enormous sparkler boyfriend Tyga got her over the summer.
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Keeping Up with the Kardashians News agency Engagement
Massachusetts woman seeks couple in beachside engagement photo
Daniel UriaDENNIS , Mass., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A woman in Massachusetts took to social media to seek out a couple after she photographed their engagement at a local beach.
7 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Associated Press Engagement News agency
Would-be groom in cancelled wedding gets $125K ring back
With this ring, I thee have now fled. The would-be groom in a scuttled $325,000 Manhattan wedding — canceled after the rehearsal dinner devolved into a fist-flying brawl — has gotten his engagement ring back, family members told The Post Saturday. Would-be bride Amy Bzura, 27, has returned the emerald-cut sparkler, which was valued in...
956 points by New York Post | Marriage Mother Sting Hideo Nakata Engagement ring Wedding Engagement English-language films
Rhonda Abrams: Why social media is killing your small business
If you let it, social media can consume an inordinate amount of your time.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Social media LinkedIn Engagement Post Twitter Social network service Power-on self-test Small business
Wild tales from the Philly marriage license bureau

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Marriage Wedding Licenses Marriage Act 1753 Same-sex marriage Engagement Frank Sinatra
For some, popping the question is a destination
It’s courtin’ time and that still means going down on one knee for many proposers of marriage. Only now, more are choosing a special destination to do the asking.Traditionally, the highest concentration of marriage proposals starts in November and stretches to Valentine’s Day, with December as the...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Proposal Marriage Proposals Engagement Proposal of marriage Wedding Question Rachael Bella
Maria Menounos loses diamond during Super Bowl
“I didn’t know that I could break my ring being a superfan but apparently that’s what happened," Menounos said.
1 points by New York Post | Super Bowl Tom Brady Engagement New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXVIII Marriage Super Bowl XXXVI Engagement ring
GM supports tax reform under Trump
Automaker’s chief financial officer says a border tax with Mexico is ‘pretty complicated’        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Donald Trump White House President of the United States United States Engagement Economy of the United States Management occupations
Miranda Kerr says she and Evan Spiegel won't have sex until marriage
Annie MartinFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Miranda Kerr, model and ex-wife of Orlando Bloom, suggested she and Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel will remain abstinent until they wed.
-2 points by UPI | Marriage Miranda Kerr United Press International Orlando Bloom 2016 2015 Ciara Engagement
Man surprises girlfriend with Super Bowl TV ad proposal
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The 51st Super Bowl will be remembered for the New England Patriots pulling off the game's biggest comeback ever for their fifth NFL title. A New York woman will remember it as the night she got engaged at halftime. Unknown to Albany-area resident Kourtney Lynn Myers, ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Marriage Super Bowl Engagement New England Patriots American football National Football League American Football League Pittsburgh Steelers
Global big-data mission has local flavor: Tech Czar Talk
Local tech businesses reach for global big-data mission, including ODPI, OnShift Engage and more. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- One of the region's best and brightest is running a global non-profit whose mission is committed to the simplification and standardization of the big-data ecosystem. Michael C. DeAloiaCourtesy photo  John Mertic is the director of Program Management at Open Ecosystem of Big Data or ODPi. ODPi is a program supported by the Linux Foundation and is instrumental in building an ecosystem around Hadoop and Big Data environments. Hadoop is an open-source, Java-based programming framework that supports the processing and storage of extremely large data sets in a distributed computing environment. Only 30 percent of Fortune 500 companies so far have adopted Hadoop. Mertic graduated Kent State University in 2001 and had a deep passion for Open Source technologies. Upon graduation, Mertic started to work at SugarCRM, a larger customer relationship management software company. He eventually moved away from pure technology to the partner engagement and business development focus in various tech companies. But the passion for Open Source systems never wavered. And when the Linux opportunity materialized, Mertic jumped at the opportunity. Local kid changing the world. And in a big way. Now Mertic is working with a large compliment of companies trying to simplify the world of big data. To most Fortune 500 companies, big data is a tactic, not a business focus. If Mertic can change that paradigm - a new generation of changes could be upon us. And Mertic is quick to point out that "Cleveland is a large big-data community." The Big Data Users Group in Cleveland is one of the largest in the country. Mertic is at the center of the big-data storm raging around the world. It's a wonderful and exciting place to be, sitting in the front row of a global revolution. "It's nothing you can do on your own, but I am very humbled to have this opportunity," said Mertic. To have a "Cleveland guy" building the big-data industry with standards, design and expertise is dynamic and profound. Here is to hoping he completes his mission. OnShift on the Rise. One of Cleveland's fastest-growing new-economy companies has recently announced an innovative software platform: OnShift Engage. It is a new cloud-based employee-engagement software. This is a critical launch for the company that completed an $18 million Series D Round in early 2016. The capital was used to build a larger sales and marketing department, add products and other applications to the core software and enhance OnShift's customer-care processes. OnShift is ready to make new waves. OnShift Engage is modern and mobile, offering a range of user-friendly tools for management, supervisors and staff that target core drivers of employee and team engagement. Key capabilities include: Employee satisfaction measurement, employee recognition and rewards, manager and employee communications, new-hire tracking and employee-performance reporting. The new software continues to solve the age-old riddle in the post-acute care and senior living environments: how to keep and engage top talent in a market place that is fractured and has high employee turnover rates. "The workforce issues that long-term care and senior living providers face have become incredibly intense, many of which stem from a workforce that is simply not engaged," noted Mark Woodka, CEO of OnShift. "This new software product is a monumental step toward helping providers advance a culture and environment where employees feel valued, actively work toward the goals of the organization, and ultimately stay with the employer long-term." I have a strong belief that the new OnShift platform will be successful. If you offer a simple, user-friendly, engaging piece of software that solves complex issues, the markets will reward you as they have OnShift. Ohio Research Excellence. The Ohio Federal Research Network is holding what should be a fascinating industry mixer Feb. 8. OFRN is a group that fosters collaborative research initiatives within Ohio's university system at four federal labs to grow the state's research talent base, attract outside public and private investment, and retain and create new jobs in Ohio. This mixer will focus on energy storage and integration, as well as human performance and health sciences. The event will start at 1 p.m. A keynote speech will be given by Dr. Richard Arnold, director of Aeromedical Research at the Naval Medical Research Unit - Dayton. There will be other speakers, a panel discussion and a post-event networking session. The event will be at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland. This is an opportunity for many small and middle market companies to get acclimated to working with federal labs. Commercializing new technologies from the federal laboratory network could be a great way to either start a new company or deepen a company's current product portfolio. If interested in attending, register at: http://tinyurl.com/gulhyku
4 points by The Plain Dealer | Open source Fortune 500 Customer relationship management Engagement The Opportunity Federal Project management
Georgetown basketball reduced to bizarre proposal ticket package
Georgetown University might have found a basketball promotion more pressure packed than trying to make a shot from halfcourt. The school is offering a marriage proposal package for its 17 home games this season that includes a money-back guarantee in the event that someone’s significant other says no. Georgetown announced the matrimonial promotion on social...
30 points by New York Post | Marriage John Thompson III Proposal Basketball Proposals Georgetown University Engagement Beet