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Visa vs. Mastercard

Jun 25, 2020 No Comments by

This video compares two of the biggest names in credit cards. Including their size, how they make money, how they’ve evolved, and any differences between them.    

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Monster Energy – Switching Industries

Jun 24, 2020 No Comments by

Monster is the #1 energy drink in the United States, recently passing Red Bull which is no easy task. But they didn’t start by selling energy drinks. In fact, this company existed for years by selling different products, with a much different image than they have today.        

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Zoom – Why They’re Successful

Jun 23, 2020 No Comments by

Zoom Video Communications has not only found its way into one of the most competitive industries out there, they’ve become a leader of it. This video talks about how they did it while attempting to explain why they’re successful.    

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Bus airflow simulation helps researchers study how viruses can be spread in public transportation

Jun 23, 2020 No Comments

Clouds of white and pink smoke loom from the windows of a large Fresno County Rural Transit Authority electric bus in a Selma transportation yard during an airflow simulation study. Sitting inside — 6 feet away from one another — is a masked, multidisciplinary team of researchers and industry professionals working to understand how the [...]

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Virtual simulation course allows nursing students to graduate on time

May 06, 2020 No Comments

(May 6, 2020) – Fifth-semester nursing student Bernadette Romero was just two months shy of graduating from Fresno State’s nursing program when COVID-19 put a stop to in-person clinicals in March. At that point, Romero needed to complete just 40 more clinical education hours required by the State of California. With many of these clinical [...]

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Mayor Announces First Phase of Re-Opening Authorized Businesses in Fresno

May 05, 2020 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today announced the first major step in Fresno’s economic recovery, presenting the first phase of the new category of authorized businesses to re-open. The announcement was made after consultation with the Mayor’s Recovery Committee, City Manager Wilma Quan, her emergency team, Fresno City Council and the County of [...]

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Trillium Flow Technologies announcement

Apr 30, 2020 No Comments

Fresno, CA – As part of Trillium Flow Technologies, Trillium Pumps USA, Inc. is an industry leader with more than 80 years of proven experience manufacturing vertical turbine pumps for the water and wastewater, oil and gas, mining, energy, and industrial markets both domestically and internationally. Similarly, our Salt Lake City, Utah location, established in [...]

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City Manager Announces City Police, Fire to Wear Protective Masks

Apr 03, 2020 No Comments

City Manager Wilma Quan announced today that, effective immediately, the City of Fresno will be providing protective face masks to as many police officers and firefighters as possible and requiring them to wear them while they are at work.  These will primarily be surgical and cloth masks. “Our community needs every police officer and firefighter [...]

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Fresno City Council Moves to Online Meetings to Reduce COVID-19 Exposure Risk

Apr 03, 2020 No Comments

Effective immediately, all City public meetings, including but not limited to Planning Commission and Council meetings, shall be conducted electronically through web services and telephone. “In an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and flatten the curve, City Council meetings will be held electronically while providing the public several options to participate,” said [...]

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STUDENT CUPBOARD REMAINS OPEN FOR STUDENTS IN NEED OF FOOD

Apr 01, 2020 No Comments

An average of 5,500 unique students visit the Student Cupboard each month to obtain food and critical hygiene items. Amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) news in recent days, student visits have increased as the need during this unexpected and challenging time continues to grow. The Fresno State Student Cupboard launched in 2014 to meet the needs of hardworking [...]

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United Airlines – Why They’re Hated

Mar 31, 2020 No Comments

United Airlines is commonly cited as one of the most hated companies. This video explores the reasons behind it.  

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Mayor Announces Extension to Shelter At Home Order

Mar 30, 2020 No Comments

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today announced that Emergency Order 2020-02 calling for all individuals living in the City of Fresno to shelter at their place of residence, except to provide or receive essential services or engage in essential activities, has been extended through midnight Sunday, April 12, 2020.  The new emergency order, 2020-08, was signed [...]

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City Announces Important Update on for Seniors on Coronavirus State of Emergency

Mar 30, 2020 No Comments

Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan today signed an executive order updating the City of Fresno’s state of emergency regarding workplace restrictions on persons 65 years of age or older. The Order states that businesses and institutions with employees 65 years of age or older, and those who are classified as vulnerable to COVID-19 by the [...]

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Closure of City-Owned Park parking lots

Mar 24, 2020 No Comments

The Mayor’s declaration of emergency encouraged outdoor exercise as long as the public maintains a physical distance of 6 feet from people who are not family members. In order to protect the health of the entire community and promote social distancing, the City is closing all parking lots to City parks where feasible until further [...]

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Build-A-Bear Workshop – Why They’re Successful

Mar 23, 2020 No Comments

This video attempts to explain the success of Build-A-Bear Workshop while taking a look at the some of their lesser known controversies of the past.    

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Mayor Announces State of Emergency for Coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020 No Comments

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today proclaimed a State of Emergency for the City of Fresno in a move to help the city receive state and federal funding connected to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.  Mayor Brand – who made the decision after recent announcements by Governor Gavin Newsom and the County of Fresno – asked the [...]

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City Announces New Coronavirus Policy to Protect Public

Mar 17, 2020 No Comments

Based on recommendations from the Governor’s Office and the Fresno County Department of Public Health, Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan today announced the City of Fresno is strongly recommending postponement or cancellation of all non-essential public community events, group activities with 250 or more participants,  and any gathering that requires close contact between vulnerable [...]

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CAMPUS MESSAGE REGARDING TEMPORARY CANCELLATION OF IN-PERSON CLASSES; EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 16

Mar 12, 2020 No Comments

(This campus message went out from President Joseph I. Castro to the campus community at 12:52 p.m. March 12, 2020.) Dear Campus Community, As our University has communicated over the past few weeks, we have been engaged in ongoing planning since the emergence of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. While there are currently no cases of [...]

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Health Officials Confirm First Case of COVID-19 in Fresno County

Mar 12, 2020 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) has confirmed the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Fresno County. This is a travel-related case and was not community-acquired. Two travelers presented themselves for testing after returning from a Grand Princess cruise on March 6, 2020. One of these tests has [...]

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Jerry Dyer is Fresno’s next Mayor

Mar 11, 2020 No Comments

FRESNO, CA -With a 51.81 percent vote over challenger Andrew Janz, Mayoral candidate Jerry Dyer has won the race for mayor. The latest returns from the Fresno County Elections office show Dyer with an 11,000 vote advantage– totaling 51.81 percent to Janz’s 39.91 percent. Dyer, the former Fresno Police Department Chief, has expressed making homelessness [...]

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