U.S. Department of Labor Announces $1 Million Competition To Better Connect Transitioning Service Members and Employers

WASHINGTON, DC – During the National Council for the American Worker meeting held today at the White House, U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia announced a Veterans’ Employment Challenge competition aimed at developing a new tool to help transitioning service members of the military in their job searches. Employers recognize the value that veterans offer, yet may … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Announces $1 Million Competition To Better Connect Transitioning Service Members and Employers

Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday Fire Safety December 11, 2019 KCPullen@doc.gov Wed, 12/11/2019 – 11:00 Water your Christmas tree every day. Keep your Christmas tree as least 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles and heat vents. U.S. Fire Administration Every year in the U.S., fire departments respond to an estimated 210 home fires … Read moreHoliday Fire Safety

Florida high schools will now require students to pass a citizenship type test

At 1PM today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida public schools will begin requiring all High School Seniors to pass a civics exam similar to the test required for immigrants to be granted Naturalized citizenship. Florida Citizens’ Alliance was present by invitation when the governor made his announcement in Naples… The post Florida high schools … Read moreFlorida high schools will now require students to pass a citizenship type test

Indian businessman extradited to US admits to drug-smuggling charges

New York, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian businessman extradited to the US from the Czech Republic has admitted in a federal court that he illegally imported to the US pharmaceutical drugs with a tendency to create addiction problems, according to officials. Jeetendra Harish Belani, 37, of Nagpur made the admission in the Pittsburgh federal court before … Read moreIndian businessman extradited to US admits to drug-smuggling charges

Government eases lending rules for weak shadow banks

India’s federal cabinet has approved easier lending rules for shadow banks, the government said on Wednesday, to help them get more access to funds. The government said it would allow state-run banks to get partial guarantees against the purchase of BBB+ rated securities of these shadow banks in addition to existing norms for AA or … Read moreGovernment eases lending rules for weak shadow banks

Et Tu, Fortune? Bias infests once respected magazine

Michael Goodwin, a New York Post columnist who began his journalism career at The New York Times, last month wrote a two-part commentary that chronicled the long, steady erosion of reporting integrity. Although Goodwin focused on the Times, his observations that bias has become common in the mainstream media easily applies to many publications. Editors … Read moreEt Tu, Fortune? Bias infests once respected magazine

Opioid Detection, Prevention Bills Pass the House

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to improve detection and safe handling of opioids that will help ensure police officers, customs officials, and other Homeland Security safety personal are better protected from exposure while working to prevent the influx of opioids entering the United States.  The House passed H.R. 4761, … Read moreOpioid Detection, Prevention Bills Pass the House

A Different Kind of Homelessness in Rural America

There’s a myth about homelessness: that if an area has a problem with it, it’s obvious. The public may not do much to help, but they can at least see homeless people are there, sleeping in tents under bridges or … Continue reading → The post A Different Kind of Homelessness in Rural America appeared … Read moreA Different Kind of Homelessness in Rural America

The Fraud of Anti-Semitism Exposed

“Newspeak” was the expression coined in George Orwell’s novel 1984 to describe the ambiguous or deliberately misleading use of language to make political propaganda and narrow the “thought options” of those who are on the receiving end. In the context of today’s political discourse, or what passes for the same, it would be interesting to know what … Read moreThe Fraud of Anti-Semitism Exposed

Who Spied on Julian Assange?

There are many possible suspects The Julian Assange drama drags on. Though he continues to sit in a top security British prison awaiting developments in his expected extradition to the United States, the Spanish High Court has been given permission to interview him. Assange is claiming that the Spanish company contracted with by the Ecuadorean government … Read moreWho Spied on Julian Assange?

Is Feminism Is Driving Men from Universities and Marginalizing Men in Society?

Is Feminism Is Driving Men from Universities and Marginalizing Men in Society? http://www.unz.com/article/the-criminalization-of-masculinity/ http://www.unz.com/article/women-in-universities-ius-provost-lauren-robel-dean-idie-kesner-show-why-women-in-universities-are-not-a-good-thing/ The post Is Feminism Is Driving Men from Universities and Marginalizing Men in Society? appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.

Abhijit Banerjee, wife Esther Duflo woo netizens in Indian wear at Nobel award ceremony

Stockholm: Indian-American economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, and his French-American wife Esther Duflo were conferred the Nobel Prize for Economics in Sweden here, alongside their American colleague Michael Kremer. Unlike other laureates, who arrived in tuxedos and fancy Red Carpet dresses, the couple glorified the prestigious occasion in traditional Indian attire. Abhijit wore a black bandhgala … Read moreAbhijit Banerjee, wife Esther Duflo woo netizens in Indian wear at Nobel award ceremony

21,467 Indian websites hacked in 2019 till October

Over 21,400 Indian websites were hacked this year up to October, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. “As per the information reported to and tracked by CERT-In, a total number of 33,147, 30,067, 17,560 and 21,467 Indian websites were hacked during the year 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (till October), respectively,” minister of state for electronics … Read more21,467 Indian websites hacked in 2019 till October

We Should Be Free to Say “Fuck You” to the Boss

As soon as we show up for work, our much-vaunted free speech goes out the window. But when we win full employment and don’t fear losing our jobs, we can tell the boss what we really think. Leo Panitch pointed out that full employment enabled workers to say, “Fuck you, boss,” without having to fear … Read moreWe Should Be Free to Say “Fuck You” to the Boss

Stop HR 5038: Companies Fined for Hiring Foreign H-2A Workers Instead of US Workers; HR 5038 Expands H-2A & Amnesties Illegals; Americans Call Congress; Vote is Today (Wed)

US Department of Labor “found Munger Bros., Crowne Cold Storage LLC, and Sarbanand Farms LLC violated the H-2A program by unlawfully giving preferential hiring treatment to temporary foreign agricultural workers; and for failing to recruit, contact and re-hire U.S. workers, including those previously hired through farm labor contractors” (US DOL, Dec. 9, 2019) Americans Please … Read moreStop HR 5038: Companies Fined for Hiring Foreign H-2A Workers Instead of US Workers; HR 5038 Expands H-2A & Amnesties Illegals; Americans Call Congress; Vote is Today (Wed)

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this document to advise the public of an extension to the public comment period. Initially, the proposed rule established a public comment period from November 7, 2019 through December 9, 2019. The Department has extended the deadline for submitting public comments … Read moreTrade Adjustment Assistance for Workers

Pentagon to evaluate legality of putting troops at US-Mexico border

published 2019-12-10 22:23:29 by Frank Miles The Pentagon‘s independent investigations office announced Tuesday that it will evaluate the legality of the Trump administration’s use of the military at the U.S. border with Mexico. Glenn Fine, the acting inspector general (IG) of the Defense Department who had served as the Justice Department IG for 11 years, said his probe will … Read morePentagon to evaluate legality of putting troops at US-Mexico border

APRA flags setting countercyclical capital buffer at non-zero default level

APRA remains in a low risk bubble, according to their paper today, which keeps the counter-cyclical buffer at 0. However they flag that may change ahead. I have to say this seems perverse, given the high debt levels and low economic performance and increased risks. Plain weird, and a million miles off the Reserve Bank … Read moreAPRA flags setting countercyclical capital buffer at non-zero default level

APRA’s MySuper Heatmap Is A Nightmare

From the excellent James Mitchell, at The Adviser. If the prudential regulator was hoping to provide clarity on MySuper products it has failed miserably. Call me ignorant, but when APRA announced the launch of its MySuper heatmap, I didn’t envision downloading an Excel spreadsheet and navigating multiple tabs in order to decipher what the hell … Read moreAPRA’s MySuper Heatmap Is A Nightmare

RBA Advocates A Strong Digital Identity System

Governor Lowe spoke at the Australian Payments Network Summit yesterday. He discussed the rise of electronic transactions, especially though the New Payments Platform, the high relative costs of international retail payments, and the need for, and potential of a Strong Digital Identity System. He also highlighted the decline in cash transactions which now accounts for … Read moreRBA Advocates A Strong Digital Identity System