TG it’s W: A happy midweek everybody, and welcome new readers Howard, Sophia, Josh, James, Genevieve, Johanna, Bob, Rorrie, Nancy, Ellen, John, Dan and Kevin.
Passed: Satoshi Ozaki, who cemented key international collaborations in high-energy and nuclear physics and helped design and build accelerators for scientific research on two continents – including two at Brookhaven National Laboratory – died Saturday. He was 88.
Somewhat less accomplished, but still loved: Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee, died Sunday, days after his 69th birthday, in a tragic aquarium accident in South Florida.
Two ends of the same birthday: Carl Jung and Matt Silver.
Wanna get your startup funded? Best to start with a “fluent” name, according to a study led by Stony Brook U biz prof Richard Chan.
Jobs: The Island’s unemployment rate ticked up by 0.2 percentage points in June, but the overall rate of 4.2 percent is still better than state and national numbers.
But, but: Isn’t 4.2 percent below what’s considered “full employment” and won’t that create inflationary wage gains that will force the Fed to do risky tightening-type things? Read this, Grasshopper.
Welcome: Labor law expert Jeffrey Meyer has joined the Long Island office of Nixon Peabody. Meyer is a regular at hearings before the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. and N.Y. labor departments. He’s St. John’s and Bucknell, previously at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck.
Also: Ascension Health IT exec Kathy Ross has been hired as Stony Brook Medicine’s new CIO.
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