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Source: www.breitbart.com – Thursday, May 16, 2013
Labor leadership is pushing to fill the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) before it's pushed aside for the rest of Obama's second term. According to The Hill , "unions of all stripes have told Senate democrats they need to move on all five of Obama's nominees to the board, even if it takes a controversial change to filibuster rules to make it happen." Larry Cohen of the Communications Workers of America said that without the NLRB, there is no way to protect workers. And he said workers are in a bad spot right now. He said they've hit the "floor, and now the floor is caving in as well." Yet business groups are not eager to see the NLRB filled. They say "the NLRB has shown favoritism to unions during the Obama administration," and as a result has faced a backlash from courts and the Congress. Just last week a federal appeals court ruled against "an NLRB rule that would have required employers to post notices about union rights in the workplace." Senate action is required by August to keep the NLRB full.
Source: www.huffingtonpost.com – Friday, April 19, 2013
Joe Corkery and his wife sat their 4-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter down Monday night to tell them about the Boston Marathon bombing earlier that day. They hadn't wanted to, but were worried the children may hear about it from friends who knew that Corkery, 36, had run in the race, crossing the finish line 20 minutes before the bombs went off. On Friday, the family woke to news that the Boston area, including their home in Newton, was on lockdown. For the second time in a week, they would have to discuss a scary situation with their young kids. The police were looking for a person who had set off the bombs, they explained, and were asking everyone to help by staying home and out of the way. "They were fine with that," Corkery told HuffPost. "They have a lot of questions, though. Like, 'What happens when the police catch him?' My daughter seems to be under the impression that he has to go to the hospital and apologize to everyone, then go to jail for the rest of his life." Large swaths of Boston effectively shut down on Friday after Gov. Deval Patrick urged residents to stay indoors and lock their doors. Until the lockdown was lifted at 6 p.m., it left parents cooped up and wondering how to best cope with the situation for themselves and for their kids. Steven Meyers, a professor of psychology at Roosevelt University and a Chicago-based clinical psychologist, said a key for parents is being aware of their children's developm
Source: www.npr.org – Sunday, April 07, 2013
Broadcasters Worry About 'Zero TV' Homes
Broadcasters Struggle To Tap Into The “Zero TV” Crowd
Source: www.sbnation.com – Saturday, April 06, 2013
The Louisville Cardinals survived a scare from the Wichita St. Shockers Saturday night and, thankfully for NBA draft prospects Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng , it won't be the last impression they leave on scouts. Smith and Dieng were both unimpressive in the Cardinals 72-68 victory over the Shockers. Smith struggled for much of the first half and, while his second half was better than the first, he finished with 21 points on just 6/17 shooting. Smith's shooting struggles continued at the free-throw line, where he shot just 5-12, but did make some key free-throws late. If there was a game that shows every concern scouts have about Smith, this was the one. In addition to his poor shooting, Smith also had five turnovers and three assists. During the regular season, Smith struggled with decision making, but seemed to have that cleared up during the tournament. While Smith struggled, he did manage to stay aggressive throughout the game. The same cannot be said for Dieng, who looked out of sorts the entire time. The junior missed the only shot he took and struggled with foul trouble during the second half. Dieng managed to contribute two blocks and six rebounds, but often times was late on his rotations or just not in the right spot on defense. As Jonathan Tjarks mentioned earlier this weekend , Dieng could cause problems for either Syracuse or Michigan in the National Championship game. If the Cardinals play the Orange, an aggressive Di
Source: nation.foxnews.com – Thursday, March 21, 2013
By David Taintor President Obama on Thursday in Ramallah, West Bank drew a comparison between the Middle East peace process and the United States' struggle for equal rights. "That's why we can't give up," Obama said at a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. "Because of young Palestinians and young Israelis who deserve a better future than one that is continually defined by conflict. Whenever I meet these young people, whether they are Palestinian or Israeli, I'm reminded of my own daughters, and I know what hopes and aspirations I have for them. Those of us in the United States understand that change takes time, but it is also possible. Because there was a time when my daughters could not expect to have the same opportunities in their own country as somebody else's daughters. What's true in the United States can be true here as well."
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Source: blogs.forbes.com – Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Image via CrunchBase The S&P 500 was back above breakeven in early afternoon trading Wednesday after giving up earlier morning gains. are up around five handles this morning as world markets continue to rally. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 opened above 1530 and never really looked back, although late in the day we did pull slightly off highs. The breadth of the rally was impressive. After yesterday’s pivot of 1543, the next level beyond that is 1550. After that, the only resistance you have left is all-time highs of 1576. Short term, it’s never a bad idea to trim some of your longs into strength. Last Monday’s harsh sell-off was reminder of what’s possible in today’s market structure, but overall the trend has been strong even with the recently volatility or wedge-type pattern the market has put in place since the February 20 peak. Special Offer : Stocks recommended in Forbes Dividend Investor are beating the S&P 500 by more than 50% since July 11, 2011. Click here for a trial subscription with instant access to all picks and the Top 25 portfolio. Average yield is 5.7%. Tech continues to be a mixed bag. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) powered into new highs since our recent additional pivot buy at $ 807ish. It was looking extended at $ 840 and has come back to $ 832 this afternoon. Yahoo ! (NASDAQ:YHOO) has also been on a tear recently. The last pivot was $ 21.45, now it’s $ 23+, a good spot to trim some as it’s been a nice move from the $ 16.60 core b
Source: www.denverpost.com – Thursday, January 17, 2013
The gun-control agenda that President Barack Obama unveiled with urgency on Wednesday faces an uncertain fate in a bitterly divided Congress, where Republican opposition hardened and centrist Democrats remained noncommittal after a month of public debate.
Morning Brew: Police struggle to find shooting suspects, a battle for a new city park, crossing the harbour, Chow is not for mayor, busker with a rich past, and subway art
Source: www.blogto.com – Thursday, July 19, 2012
Police investigating Monday night's mass shooting in Scarborough say they are battling a wall of silence from possible witnesses and local residents who are in shock and afraid of retribution if they speak out. So far investigators have received just a handful of tips and made no arrests. Elsewhere, Rob Ford says he will appeal to Ottawa and Queen's Park for cash to help crackdown on gangs. The mayor has previously voted against development grants for struggling neighbourhoods. In related news, councillor Giorgio Mammoliti says an 11 pm curfew for kids under 14 is the best way to stop gang crime. Council squished Mammoliti's idea for a 10:30 pm curfew in 2005. Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Toronto Centre MPP Glen Murray and city staff want a vacant patch of provincial land at Yonge and Wellesley to become a new park and not another condo tower. The group hope that the province, who is selling the land, can see beyond "cold, hard cash" and accept and offer from the city over a developer. If you're sick of waiting for a ferry to Hanlan's Point or Centre Island you might want to consider taking matters into your own hands . According to OpenFile, any vessel is allowed to cross the harbour, making it perfectly legal to take a dinghy or canoe to the Toronto Islands providing everyone wears a life jacket. To the waterfront! Olivia Chow is often touted as a possible 2014 mayoral candidate with the chops to unseat Rob Ford. Too bad she's
Source: www.chron.com – Thursday, May 03, 2012
Seau’s friends struggle to cope after suicide Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 08:08 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2012 An autopsy Thursday confirmed that the former NFL linebacker died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the medical examiner’s office said. Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau’s girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. Duerson’s family has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL, claiming the league didn’t do enough to prevent or treat concussions that severely damaged Duerson’s brain before he died in in February 2011.
Brooklyn College students at May Day General Strike!
Another University is Possible. Today, May 2nd, students from across NYC will be joining together at the Brooklyn College Campus to take back our future from the 1%. Hundreds of students will be staging a continuation of May Day and the Free University by taking over the Quad at Brooklyn College with teach-ins, political theater, food, music, and events to show an alternative university. While subsidies, tax breaks, and corporate loopholes continue to exist allowing banks and corporations to make record profits, slashes to education have resulted in students paying more and more in CUNY while receiving less and less.
Noon, Wednesday – May 2, 2012
Brooklyn College Quad (Next to the library and Bell Tower)
12:00: Sign Making, Music, Student Loan Debt Balloons
12:30: Political Theater: Wedding of CUNY Chancellor Goldstein + Kroll Security Group
1:00: Student Speakers, Reading of Solidarity Statements from Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, and The Quebec Student Strike.
2: 00: Free Lunch and Free University teach-ins: David Graeber, and others! – Many from the May Day Free University
- 2,5 Train to Flatbush Ave/Brooklyn College, Walk one block West on Hillel Place
- B,Q Train to Ave H. Walk Four Blocks East on Ave H to the Campus Road
(If security guards are assholes, then walk to another entrance. We will have tenure faculty at some of the entrances ensuring people get in.)
Solidarity Statement from Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky, May 1st, 2012:
“All around the world, young people are leading resistance movements against repressive governments and repressive economic policies, from the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, to the Spanish Indignados, and countless other protest movements around the globe. It is right that young people are at the center of these movements, since it is your futures that are being stolen by austerity budgets, reckless environmental policies and discriminatory immigration laws.
In Chile and Quebec, student strikes and protests have transformed into mass social movements, ones that raise profound questions about the fundamental injustices of their societies and raise real hopes for transformation. With your actions, you at Brooklyn College are joining this inspiring global uprising against a collapsing system and we are proud to stand in solidarity with you.”