Massachusetts Courts Closed Due to Weather

Wed, February 5th, 2014 - 11:47 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Storm Conditions Close Mass Courts  

 

Massachusetts courts will be closed today, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 due to storm conditions. We will keep you informed of all court closures and delays as we receive news.

Along with Diploma Mills and Bogus Degrees, Now There Are Phony Academic Papers

Tue, February 4th, 2014 - 6:13 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Maybe it is the economy or the advent of the abuse of technology.  Maybe people are too lazy to write their own academic papers and dissertations.  But  according to an article in the Guardian, Computer Generated Fake Papers are Flooding Academia.   Worst yet these papers, filled with gobbly-gook are being accepted at face value.

So now for employers you not only have to conduct education verification for your job candidates to see if they are claiming a degree from a diploma mill or unaccredited college, or if they are claiming a degree while having attended for a mere couple of years or not at all, you now should be aware that the academic papers they filed are maybe not as credible as you hoped.  It would be a sad day to hire someone from the science world or world of research and have him represent your company, only to discover by and large, he has no real expertise and may not even know what he is talking about.

According to the article…”But this is the hoax that keeps on giving. The creators of the automatic nonsense generator, Jeremy Stribling, Dan Aguayo and Maxwell Krohn, have made the SCIgen program free to download. And scientists have been using it in their droves. This week, Nature reported, French researcher Cyril Labbé revealed that 16 gobbledegook papers created by SCIgen had been used by German academic publisher Springer. More than 100 more fake SCIgen papers were published by the US Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Both organisations have now taken steps to remove the papers.

Hoaxes in academia are nothing new. In 1996, mathematician Alan Sokal riled postmodernists by publishing a nonsense paper in the leading US journal, Social Text. It was laden with meaningless phrases but, as Sokal said, it sounded good to them. Other fields have not been immune. In 1964, critics of modern art were wowed by the work of Pierre Brassau, who turned out to be a four-year-old chimpanzee. In a more convoluted case, Bernard-Henri Lévy, one of France’s best-known philosophers, was left to ponder his own expertise after quoting the lectures of Jean-Baptiste Botul as evidence that Kant was a fake, only to find out that Botul was the fake, an invention of a French reporter.

Just as the students wrote a quick and dirty program to churn out nonsense papers, so Labbé has written one to spot the papers. He has made it freely available, so publishers and conference organizers have no excuse for accepting nonsense work in future.”

Corra Group Sees Increase in DOT Employment Screening as Exports and Economy Improves

Tue, January 28th, 2014 - 12:08 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group has seen increases in its Department of Transportation related employment screening asexports and the economy show robust signs of improvement.    American exports recently amounted to almost $200 Billion, narrowing the domestic trade deficit to a four year low.

“With the increase in manufacturing and exports of goods and services we have seen a related increase in DOT compliant background checks,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “Ultimately, it is up to the trucking companies to deliver our goods to the docks for shipping overseas. Truckers are a key factor in making sure that American products reach their foreign destinations.”

Gustavson commented that Corra Group trucking and transportation clients have been telling him they are hiring in order to better service the manufacturing industry as well as the energy and oil companies. “Our clients can complain that good help is hard to find in the trucking industry,” Gustavson said. “Trucking clients experience heavy turnover, which requires constant access to the viable employment screening program so that they can remain compliant with the Department of Transportation.

“Corra Group offers Motor Vehicle Driving Records (MVRS) in all fifty states, as well as Canada, and Puerto Rico, at very competitive rates,” said Gustavson. In addition to the MVRs, we offer Fleet Alert. Fleet Alert’s user friendly software reports driver infractions in near real time. Should a driver have an accident, get a ticket, or have his license suspended, Fleet Alert will report it to the client. We offers batch order services for trucking’s annual MVR compliance needs.

 

 

 
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Philadelphia Courts Closing Early Today Due to Snow

Tue, January 21st, 2014 - 1:44 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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For those conducting background checks for employment screening purposes.

 

Philadelphia courts will close at 12:30 pm today, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 due to inclement weather. County House Research’s Philadelphia office will close at 1:00 pm today. We will keep you informed of further closures as we receive news.

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