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Contractors adopting IoT to lower insurance premiums

The results of a new survey indicates that more contractors are adopting Internet of Things technologies in order to lower insurance premiums. The survey comes from Dodge Data & Analytics and Triax Technologies.

Cladding on Grenfell Tower had flammable plastic core

London - The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire in London currently stands at 30 confirmed deaths. And while authorities continue to search for bodies, the investigation has turned to the cladding used on the exterior of the building.

Contractors hired for drone operations an ominous sign

The US Air Force has turned to using contractors to fly drones, according to the Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times.

San Francisco cabbies win one — Rideshare drivers must register

San Francisco - Drivers for Lyft, Uber and other ridesharing services will need business licenses to operate legally in San Francisco, city officials said Friday.

U.S. companies evacuating Iraqi air base, say officials

Washington - U.S. companies were Thursday evacuating hundreds of Americans working with the Iraqi government from a major air base, US officials said, as Islamic militants swept towards Baghdad.

Home renos taking the floor in Canada Commissioned

Flooring is Canada’s leading home renovation project, according to a survey from Houzz, an interior design database. But, what is it about flooring that attracts so many home reno customers?

Better Business Bureau warns of repair 'storm chasers'

Hurricane Sandy was expected to create a lot of damage as the storm ripped through the east coast. Just prior to the storm, the Better Business Bureau issued a warning about repair contractors that may not have your best interests at heart.

British contractors arrested in Afghanistan

Police officers in Afghanistan arrested two British contractors after a cache of weapons were found in their vehicle. The group of men work for Garda World

Ontario seniors are targets of door to door salesmen

Toronto - Door-to-door salesmen are known for their high pressure sales pitches. In Durham Region in Ontario the police have been alerted that several contractors are knocking on seniors doors to get them to sign contracts.

Stepping on board Edinburgh's next option for travel: trams Special

Edinburgh - It's a project that's been blighted by controversy and complaints. It's seen green areas torn down and replaced and it's currently roughly two years behind schedule. Edinburgh's first new tram sits idle on Princes Street and I've been to visit it.

Number of private contractors and troops are equal for first time in U.S. history

The government is relying more and more on private military contractors. For the first time in history, there are as many private contractors as there are soldiers in Iraq.

US renegotiating rights for military, contractors as UN mandate reaches end

In 11 months, the UN legal mandate given to the US for Iraq expires. The administration is renegotiating the rules of US deployment with the Iraqi government. Current proposals are that the US military are exempt from Iraqi law. Contractors, however...

Op-Ed: Iraq Reconstruction Contracts, A Scandal for the Ages

In what may be the worst waste of American taxpayers’ money and complete disregard for the reconstruction of Iraq, contracts awarded to Republican-friendly firms have resulted in nothing, other then massive kickbacks and unimaginable fraud.

Nearly 800 Civilians working for Pentagon killed in Iraq

Almost 800 Civilian Contractors to the Pentagon have been killed in Iraq doing jobs normally handled by the military!

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