Venezuelan President Orders ‘occupation’ Of Electronics Chain

Women still work more low-pay jobs, report on gender wage gap finds

(Leo Ramirez / AFP/Getty Images / November 11, 2013) Also By Shan Li November 11, 2013, 11:51 a.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the “occupation” of a chain of electronics stores after the socialist government accused the company of overcharging its consumers. Troops went to the Daka chain’s five stores and ordered the company to start selling its products at lower prices, Reuters reported. Several managers of the company were arrested. Maduro pledged in a speech Friday to sell off the chain’s entire inventory of washers, plasma televisions and other goods for a “fair price,” the BBC reported. PHOTOS: Richest and poorest cities in America “We’re doing this for the good of the nation,” he announced, according to the BBC. “Leave nothing on the shelves, nothing in the warehouses!” The proclamation lured hundreds of thrifty shoppers to hustle to Daka shops over the weekend in search of bargains, snatching up heavily discounted merchandise. Maduro, the chosen successor of longtime Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez , has been dealing with a raft of problems, including soaring inflation, blackouts and scarce supplies of necessities such as flour. PHOTOS: Best and worst countries in which to grow old The action against the Daka chain is just the latest effort by the president to cast his government as a defender of the people against the U.S. and rich businessmen who he says are waging an “economic war” against Venezuela.


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When you step back and look at the totality of this, I dont think its ever going to work, Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a news conference on Capitol Hill today. There are all types of health insurance policies out there based on your financial circumstances and how much risk youre willing to take, and so the idea that the federal government should come in and create a one size fits all for the entire country never was going to work. The House is expected to vote Friday on the Keep Your Health Plan Act , which would allow people to keep their current health insurance plans in 2014 without penalties. You know, the president promised the American people that if you like your health care plan, you can keep it, Boehner said. The president has an opportunity over the next couple of weeks to keep his promise. Boehner said he was encouraged by momentum in the Senate, where a similar bill introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is picking up a handful of Democratic co-sponsors, including Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Joe Manchin, Mark Pryor, Kay Hagan and Jeff Merkley. This is not about politics, Boehner said. These are about real people in our districts that are being harmed by Obamacare. Its time to fix this law. Asked whether Republicans aim to fix the health care law or address problems as they emerge in the coming months, Boehner emphasized his responsibility is to protect the American people from a law Republicans believe is harmful.

(This also suggests that few people will be able to get well-paying jobs as butlers to the super-rich.) You might brush this off as a consequence of the recent recession, but it fits into an alarming trend that began about 25 years ago. According to recent research by the World Bank, members of the global upper-middle class (in practice, the middle-class in developed countries) were the only people who missed out on substantial real income gains from 1988 through 2008. Trade and mechanization obliterated well-paying manufacturing jobs, and the health-care and education jobs that replaced them paid much less . Economists have found that there was basically no net job creation between 1990 and 2008 in those parts of the U.S. economy subject to foreign competition. The growth that did occur in the period was in finance, government, health care and education — sectors where it’s difficult to measure productivity, or where productivity is very low. No wonder anthropologist David Graeber was tempted to speculate that there may be someone “out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working.” Just think of finance, where many innovations mostly seem to be about devising clever new ways to extract fees .


Martinez’s Nebraska Career May Be Over

Chris Chelios’ Hall of Fame career got early boost from friend Bobby Parker

(Leon Halip / Getty photo / December 1, 2012) Sports Xchange 5:27 p.m. CST, November 11, 2013 Injured Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez might never play another game for the Cornhuskers. Martinez, a senior, has missed the last two games and five of the last six with a variety of injuries, and an injury to Martinez’s foot is the current problem that may not allow him to return this season. When coach Bo Pelini was asked on Monday whether Martinez would play again this season, he said, according to the Detroit Free Press, “I don’t know if the chances are real good.” In fact, ESPN reported Martinez might need six to eight months to recover from the injury located between Martinez’s second and third toes. Martinez has been the Nebraska starter since his freshman year and holds school records for career total offense, passing yards and touchdown passes. Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr.

Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez may not see the field again for the Huskers.

Parker watched Chelios’ success unfold and kept setting higher expectations. At first he figured five or six NHL seasons would be amazing, and then the years piled up. Chelios finished his career with the NHL record for postseason appearances (24) and most games played by a defenseman by American (1,651). He retired at age 47 after one final stop with the Atlanta Thrashers. For some players, such as fellow inductee Scott Niedermayer, retiring was a difficult decision. Brendan Shanahan had no choice because he got cut. Geraldine Heaney was finally ready to hang up her skates after so much success for Team Canada when she was ready to get married and have children. “For me it was really easy,” Chelios said. “Zero goals, zero assists, zero points, so time to go.” Chelios had 185 goals and 763 assists, retiring ninth among defensemen in points with 948. Parker, who grew up idolizing Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr, never got a sniff of life in the NHL and is now a social worker living in Calgary. Parker is 51 now, just like Chelios.


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Our traditions tell us that the highest level of G-d is female, that She is the Sabbath bride, and She brings peace, beauty, and judgment tempered by mercy into our circle every seventh day. Right now, She is pretty upset with the way we have poisoned her foundation, Malchut, which is the Earth. She is belching and getting over-heated, and we had better look out. This is our last warning, I think. These holistic and holy ideas are what I was taught about Judaism. They have been culturally wiped away by some post-Holocaust hyper-masculine militaristic Halliburton-fueled war machine that teaches about blood and honor, with none of the spirituality that I learned just fifty years ago. Our prayer books then, back in the Sephardic synagogue of my childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, (“The Congregation Montefiore”) were very different than prayer books are today. I remember when they “updated” them in the early sixties and they became all about the Holocaust and the state of Israel. The “children of Israel” was replaced/updated with the “the people of Israel” and our Uncle Ben was instructed to say ‘Shabbat’ and not ‘Shabbos’ anymore. The pigeon Yiddish that my parents spoke was updated into Hebrew.

On peut lire: Comment vont reagir Camille, Cintia, Kaled et Mathieu lorsquils vont decouvrir quAnn-Sophie et Giulio, Vanessa et Cedrick et Marie-France et Yannick sont toujours dans la course? A suivre! Bon, on sait le deroulement de ce soir! FAIL. Finalement, ArianeetLouis-Philippenauront jamais eu la chance dentrer dans laventure!


Artist’s Lifework A Family Affair

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Ziolkowski accepted the invitation and arrived in the Black Hills of South Dakota to begin work when he was nearly 40. The sculptor dedicated the rest of his life to building the Crazy Horse Memorial. In the beginning, Ziolkowski worked alone on the mountain. The first blast June 3, 1948 was the only blast that year. So much other work needed to be done first. There was nothing but trees at the site. Ziolkowski had to build a place to live and a 741-step staircase up the side of the mountain, which he would climb several times a day. Ziolkowski, and now his family, intend for the Crazy Horse Memorial to be more than a mountain carving. The vision has three parts: the carving, an Indian Museum of North America and, ultimately, University and Medical Training Center for the North American Indian. Korczak wanted to carve the mountain to help give back some pride to the Native American people, Ruth said. But he knew it would be a tourist attraction as well and it was going to make money. He did not want it just for someone to get wealthy. He wanted that money to go to something worthwhile, so he planned the university and the museum. That’s the ultimate goal. When the mountain is done, these projects will have the Indian people involved. The memorial is a private, non-profit undertaking. When Ziolkowski died in 1982, the project was nowhere near completion. But there was never a doubt about carrying on. Work has continued, slowly but steadily, since Ziolkowski’s death. The family took heed of the letter he left them, and Ruth and seven children took on the task of completing the vision. It’s neat, it really is. It’s a little like the family farm used to be, Ruth said. No one said that you’ll run the restaurant, or you’re going to work on the mountain, or that you’re going to run the gift shop. But there was a job to be done and when one of the youngsters took a liking to it, they did it. Six grandchildren have become a part of the family project and, last year, a great-granddaughter joined the effort. I told Korczak that I would keep Crazy Horse together, Ruth said.


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Moreover, about half of those green cards are actually claimed by spouses and children of applicants, not the super-skilled workers our economy craves. [ See a collection of political cartoons on immigration. ] Our immigration policies are so retrograde that we offer the same number of employment-based green cards today that we did in 1990 the year the internet was invented (with a great degree of help from high-skilled immigrants, incidentally). To complicate matters further, the U.S. immigration system also discriminates against exceptional workers from certain countries. In other words, if your intern was from Iceland, there would be no waiting period for a green card; if she was from China, you’ll wait more than half a decade . That’s because current law establishes hard country caps to prohibit citizens of any one country from claiming more than 9,800 employment-based visas whether that country is the size of India ( 1.2 billion population ) or Iceland ( 315,000 ). What’s most stunning is that many of these high-skilled immigrants already live here, and then we force them to leave. Our world class colleges and universities attracted more than 225,000 new international students in 2011-12, and that number is increasing every year. Many earn advanced degrees in fields that create jobs and wealth, such as engineering, computer science and advanced mathematics. But after graduation, we force them to return home. There is only one winner when our immigration system prevents a business owner from hiring that ideal employee after graduation the country who puts the student we educated to work for itseconomy. For the last five years, Congress has sought to reform our immigration system in fits and starts.

(It cleared a key test vote Monday night, 61 to 30, with the support of every member of the Democratic caucus and some Republicans .) Even the Wall Street Journal, which has never been accused of being an organ for the liberal media, ran an opinion piece by Apple CEO Tim Cook on how equality benefits the workplace. But on closer inspection, neither Cook’s support nor the Senate’s is quite what it seems. First, a quick primer on Enda, which has been languishing in Congress since 1994, despite the fact that even polls taken that year showed 62% of Americans support passage of laws to protect “homosexuals” from job discrimination. As Tico Almeida, president of the LGBT organization Freedom to Work, points out: One of our biggest Enda hurdles is the fact that 90% of Americans mistakenly believe Enda has already become law. But the fact is that as of now only 17 states and the District of Columbia have statutes that protect against both sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment in public and private sectors. To put that another way, we’re now living in a country where it’s legal to marry your same-sex partner in 14 states and enjoy federal benefits, but that you can still be fired for having your spouse’s picture on your desk in 33 . There are a number of reasons why Enda has become a priority for the Senate now. These include the fact that there’s little political risk in supporting LGBT civil rights in a post-don’t ask don’t tell and post-defense of marriage act America, but a great deal to gain from it. LGBT Americans were key to Democratic victories including the presidential election, in 2008 and 2012, as both voters and donors. Polls increasingly show that young voters of both parties overwhelmingly support full LGBT civil rights. In short, it’s a winner and a wedge issue. It’s also not going to pass. House majority leader John Boehner has made his opposition clear . And frankly, that may not be the worst possible scenario. Because there are real reasons to be less than thrilled with this particular version of Enda. Heather Cronk, co-director of GetEQUAL , explained: In addition to the exemptions included in other civil rights legislation, Enda goes far beyond them to offer ‘religious immunity’ to religiously affiliated institutions like schools, hospitals, and universities. So the passage of Enda would mean that, though it is illegal for a Baptist university to discriminate against a female professor or for a Catholic hospital to discriminate against a Jewish janitor, discrimination against LGBT folks is completely OK. Dorothy Samuels of the New York Times adds : Does anyone really think there should be a religious defense to firing a transgender doctor when a private hospital merges with one affiliated with a religious group? If President Obama is as committed to ending discrimination in the workplace as he purports to be , there’s plenty more he can do all on his own, without Congress, and while knowing that he has the support of the majority of the American public. He could pick up a pen and sign the executive order he’s refused to sign since April 2011 , despite a 2008 campaign promise. It would ban federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity, thereby protecting approximately 26 million people, or nearly 22% of the total civilian workforce. Of course, Democrats aren’t the only ones using Enda to polish their own apple. Apple’s Wall Street Journal op-ed also exhibits a certain amount of sound and fury just ahead of the release of the Human Rights Campaign’s release of their annual report on which American corporations have the best record on protecting LGBT employees. Also at a time when Apple and other Olympic sponsors are under heavy pressure to take a stand against LGBT discrimination in Russia ahead of the 2014 Sochi games. Strangely enough for a corporation that’s so proud of its non-discrimination policies, I needed to turn to Apple’s press people to find where it appears buried deep within their site in their Business Conduct Policy document. There, said policy is briefly mentioned in one short paragraph on page 5, under “Harassment and Discrimination” alongside every other protected category. When I asked whether Apple’s western non-discrimination policies hold true for its employees and customers in Russia, I received a short, terse answer that the policies applied everywhere. Despite asking twice for a link to where the policy appears in Russian on the Russian site , I received none. My Russian-speaking friends also searched the site for a mention of the policy, unsuccessfully.


Procurement Analyst

Contract Management & Renewals -Upload contracts into contracting tool (Emptoris) -Monitors contracts in Emptoris -Requests and monitored renewals and supporting docs – Provide key data back to Sr. Buyer/Manager -Manage contract log for Logistics 2. Supplier Relationship Management -Work with key suppliers in US/CAN -Continue to develop strong/collaborative/transparent/mutual relationships with current suppliers -Part of Supplier Integration 3. Assemble RFP?s & Bids -Compile RFP data from key stakeholders -Review RFP prior to release – Monitor RFP progress ? data/questions from suppliers & perform analytics 4. Research and paying invoices in iPaySmart (SAP) -EMM (Enterprise Marketing Management) PO?s too 5. Other projects as needed Qualifications 1. Degree preferred 2. At least 5 years in a procurement role 3. Experience with the transportation, distribution, logistics as a procurement category 4. Experience with a consumer goods company is preferred 5. Experience with Emptoris, Basic Access and Excel (intermediate skills is a plus) 6. Strong analytical, communication and negotiation skills Contact Information Jenny Graham Recruiter Lab Support a division of On Assignment, Inc. NYSE: ASGN l Direct l Cell l Fax Putting People First since 1985. Work with a leader in the Staffing Industry. On Assignment ranked 4th on Fortune Magazine?s list of the 100 fastest-growing companies and made Staffing Industry Analysts? annual lists of largest staffing firms in four categories. This job has originated from a member site of TheJobNetwork – TheJobNetwork. Category: Operations, Logistics & Warehousing, Keywords: Full Time