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In Booming Job Market, Workers Are 'Ghosting' Their Employers

A notorious millennial dating practice is starting to creep into the workplace: ghosting. Employers are noticing with increasing frequency that workers are leaving their jobs by simply not showing up and cutting off contact with their companies [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; syndicated source]. From a report: "A number of contacts said that they had been 'ghosted,' a situation in which a worker stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to contact," the Federal Reserv...
Tags: America, Tech, Indiana, Ball State University, Michael Hicks, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


The Weekly Standard’s Closing Should be Mourned

I didn’t want to write about The Weekly Standard’s closing until it was official. I was hoping that an angel would descend from the heavens, but it seems that the magazine’s owner, who was eager for the subscriber list for a magazine version of the Washington Examiner, did not want to sell.  You ask: Why should I – whose disagreements with the Standard’s editorial stances would fill a short book – care?  It has to do with the valuable role that opinion magazines like The Weekly Standard have pla...
Tags: Europe, News, Iraq, America, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Democratic Party, National Review, New Republic, Interior, William F Buckley Jr, Washington Examiner, Theodore Roosevelt, Weekly Standard, Standard


How a woman born with malformed hands overcame the odds to become a nurse

The letter arrived like a slap in the face. She was being informed, in so many words, that she needed to choose another major or find another university. Her chosen course of study – nursing – was done for her at Cal State San Bernardino. “I was in tears,” said Kimberly Reichardt, now 25, of the 2015 letter that could have derailed her career. “I was upset and angry. That was my dream, my goal. I felt like nursing was my calling.” No was a word she heard too often as she tried to make it as a nu...
Tags: News, Germany, America, Sport, People, Soccer, Healthcare, Local News, Moreno Valley, Lowe, Greenwood, Cal State San Bernardino, Mumford, Bailey, Jan, Kimberly


Existential education error: Failing to train students on software

Ryan Craig Contributor Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures. More posts by this contributor Facebook is going back to college Broadening education investments to full-stack solutions Although many of the milestones of the digital revolution have sprung directly from the research output of America’s colleges and universities, like Athena from Zeus’s forehead, on the instructional side, American higher education has...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Spotify, Education, America, Tech, Mit, Netflix, Ibm, Starbucks, Salesforce, Atul Gawande, Athena, Gawande, Digital Natives, Ryan Craig Contributor Ryan Craig


Miami’s City Theatre – America’s Master Of Short-Form Plays?

With Kentucky’s Actors Theatre of Louisville ending its short-play contests and festivals in 2017, City Theatre has emerged as the professional company most committed to championing an art form as formidable as any other. After all, short stories are recognized as a literary form of comparable value to novels; why not short plays? – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Kentucky, Theatre, America, Miami, Louisville, 12.11.18


The debt threat: Business debt, and worries about it, are up

NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There is some concern that Corporate America didn't get the message.For much of the past decade, companies have... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, America, Ap


Yellow Vests stand for and against many contradictory things, but are united in opposition to oligarchy

From a distance, it's hard to understand the nuance of the mass "gilets jaunes" protests that rocked France; with one in five French people identifying as a yellow vest and more vests marching in Basra, Baghdad and Alberta (and with Egypt's autocrats pre-emptive cracking down on the sale of yellow vests ahead of elections), it's clearly a complicated and fast-spreading phenomenon. The complexity stems in part from the leaderless nature of the group; participants claim they have no formal me...
Tags: Post, News, France, China, America, Egypt, Paris, Middle East, Thomas Piketty, WTO, Occupy, Ows, Alberta, Tea Party, Bernie Sanders, Trump


What Lies Behind the Malaise of the West?

What Lies Behind the Malaise of the West? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Is it coincidence or contagion, this malady that seems to have suddenly induced paralysis in the leading nations of the West?With lawyer-fixer Michael Cohen's confession that he colluded with Donald Trump in making hush money payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, America's stage is set for a play that will run two years.As Democrats test the waters for a presidential run by savaging Trump, the establishment Trump detest...
Tags: Europe, Usa, England, London, Guns, Labor, France, Scotland, Angela Merkel, America, Eu, European Union, Hungary, West, Britain, Theresa May


Tired of Value Paks, Brownells Rolls Out The Barrels, Barrels of AMMO!

Federal Lake City 5.56mm NATO XM855 Bulk Barrel GRINNELL, Iowa – -(AmmoLand.com)- Just in time for Christmas, Brownells is offering up the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for someone who has everything – Bulk Barrels of Ammo in 5.56 and 7.62X51.Filled to the brim with either 12,500 rounds of XM855 5.56mm NATO, or 7,500 rounds of XM80 7.62X51 NATO ammunition, the metal Bulk Barrels are painted an attractive, eye-catching shade of yellow and sport a patriotic image of a majestic American bald...
Tags: Guns, America, Earth, Nato, Iowa, Brownells, Ammunition News, YouTube Facebook Twitter, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Daily Gun Deals, Federal Lake City


Apple expansion includes a Culver City office with 1,000 employees

Apple plans to expand its footprint with a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, hundreds of new jobs in other key cities and three new offices including a Culver City location that will employ 1,000 workers, the tech giant announced Thursday, Dec. 13. The Culver City facility, about 8 miles from Hollywood, will be a mix of technology and digital music and video programming, two areas in which the company is rapidly expanding to compete with companies like Spotify and Netflix. Apple would like to ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Business, Florida, Hollywood, Technology, Mac, California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, San Diego, Silicon Valley


Mary Pickford: Hollywood's Most Powerful Waif

None As has been stated often and as we can't be reminded often enough, Mary Pickford was the most powerful woman in Hollywood during the silent era. Since establishing herself as a star in the 1910s -- really a superstar by today's standards -- she'd taken control of her career and produced her own vehicles. This became officially known when she co-founded United Artists, the era's most important independent production company. Now restored and tinted on 4K Blu-ray/DVD combos are two of her cl...
Tags: Music, New York, Hollywood, Review, Drama, Wikipedia, America, Annie, Silent Film, Paramount, MGM, Alley, Film Review, Mary, Kelly, Fred


Law School Enrollment Is Up For The First Time In Nearly A Decade

The Trump bump is real, and young students who want change in America are heading to law school.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, America, Law Schools, Trump, Law Students, Law School Enrollment, Trump Bump


Live it up like it’s the ’80s when NostalgiaCon comes to Anaheim next year

For one weekend only the ’80s are coming back in a big way. NostalgiaCon, the Ultimate ’80s Reunion, will be taking over the Anaheim Convention Center on July 4-6 and will include anything and everything from the colorful decade that gave pop culture MTV, Cabbage Patch Dolls, “Back to the Future,” Duran Duran, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and so much more. “NostalgiaCon is what you get when you mash up the ’80s with a Comic-Con and Coachella,” creator Manny Ruiz, chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Comp...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Music Festivals, Concerts, Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Center, Manny Ruiz, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, CarSaver, Duran Duran Madonna Cyndi Lauper, The Wolfington Companies


As America retreats, China moves to create a new world order

Behind the tit-for-tat trade fight between Washington and Beijing, China is staking out an ambitious global agenda.
Tags: Business, News, Washington, China, America, Economy, Beijing China


Announcing David Payne as Managing Director for the Techstars Atlanta Accelerator in partnership with Cox Enterprises

Today I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I’m joining Techstars as the Managing Director for Techstars Atlanta in partnership with Cox Enterprises . In 2015, Techstars partnered with Cox Enterprises to launch a global mentorship-driven accelerator in Atlanta. Three years and thirty startups later, this program is having a tremendous impact on Atlanta, and I’m excited to build upon all of the success of the previous team. I’ve been working in startups since the mid-90s in NYC,...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Alabama, America, Atlanta, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Birmingham, TechStars, South, Accelerators, Southeast, Cox, American South, Cox Enterprises, George Moore


guGaranteed nuclear strike of Russia To America.

Do you like Hollywood and believe that there is only science fiction? It's true ... In Hollywood, only films for children .. For example, "Terminator", when a computer system does a nuclear strike. ----------------------- The reality is much more interesting. The system of guaranteed nuclear strike of Russia in America. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Hand =============== stil is "guGaranteed"
Tags: Hollywood, Russia, America, Weapon, Military Weapons Forum


Friday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that the federal government yesterday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to enforce the Trump administration’s ban on service in the military by transgender people while its appeals of adverse decisions in three cases play out in the lower courts. At CNN, Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole report that “[t]he administration already has a pending request for the Supreme Court to bypass the lower courts and take up a c...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, America, Bloomberg, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Trump, Round-up, Thomas, John Roberts, Josh Blackman, Howe, Steven Mazie, Clarence Thomas


Miss U.S.A. got a little catty about the way Miss Vietnam and Miss Cambodia don't speak English... and got trashed for "xenophobia" and had to apologize.

Here's the whole article at WaPo, "‘What normalized xenophobia looks like’: Miss USA apologizes for comments about other contestants' English."The 24-year-old had just finished talking about how Miss Vietnam H’Hen Nie “pretends to know so much English,” capping her remarks with an imitation of her fellow Miss Universe contestant. Later, Summers touched on how “confusing” things must be for Miss Cambodia, Rern Sinat, because she doesn’t speak English and “not a single other person speaks her lang...
Tags: Usa, Law, Obama, America, Cambodia, Vietnam, Beauty Pageants, Regina George, Apologies, Trump, Summers, Morales, Political correctness, Ann Althouse, Miss Vietnam H'Hen Nie, Valeria Morales


The 20 Best Americana Albums of 2018

None Americana is a peculiar label, isn't it? Whenever we attempt to identify the most authentically American musical form, the one that most accurately captures the history and culture of the United States, we end up debating all night, just as we do every year here in the PopMatters offices and recreation areas when it's time to write our year-end Americana list. What we can all agree on is that Americana music ought to be music that incorporates some traditional elements of any number of Ame...
Tags: Spotify, Feature, Music, America, Chicago, United States, Grenada, Ford, Dolly Parton, Delta, Bird, Oklahoma, Steven Tyler, Americana, Memphis, Elvis


Total Recall: The CNN news quiz

An overdue championship win, thirteen million people under winter alerts, and a new report on the deadliest drug in America. What do you remember from the week that was?
Tags: America, Cnn


Yates solid at Alps Tour Q-School

Naas Jonathan Yates opened with a level par 72 on the Asia Course to lead the Irish challenge at the 54-hole Alps Tour Qualifying School, at La Cala.He was tied for 15th, four shots behind Clement Hauchard of France who shot a four-under 67 on the America Course where Michael Dallat shot a three-over 74 to share 49th placeScoresAmateur Peter Dallat shot a four-over 76 on the Asian Course to lie joint 55th as Justin Brink sho...
Tags: Asia, France, America, Sport, Golf, Yates, STEPHEN GRANT, Alps Tour, Naas Jonathan Yates, Michael Dallat, Asia Course, Justin Brink, America Course, Peter Dallat, Clement Hauchard, Asian Course


A La Carte (December 14)

There isn’t much to tell you about by way of Kindle deals today. We’ll hope for better things over the weekend. (Yesterday on the blog:  Reader Feedback: Should We Make a Priority of Diversity in Church Leadership?) Will John Chau Help or Harm Missions in India? “ Two Indian missiologists shared their perspectives with CT on the young American’s  failed attempt to evangelize  the Sentinelese and how the story of his death may impact future efforts to reach tribal groups in ...
Tags: China, India, America, Blogging, Jesus, Christ, Wang Yi, A La Carte, Mary, Chengdu China, John Chau, Jiang Rong


Trump Administration Reinterprets Deportation Agreement with Vietnam, Again.

The move would result in the loss of protections that were established since 2008 for Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in America between 1975 and 1995.
Tags: News, America, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Trump Administration


Ex-Uruguay striker Sebastian 'Loco' Abreu extends world record, joins Brazil's Rio Branco

Loco Abreu is set to join another club. Former Uruguay international striker Sebastian "El Loco" Abreu is set to play for the 28th club of his career after signing a deal to join Brazilian fourth-division side Rio Branco. Abreu, 42, made his senior debut with Uruguay's Defensor Sporting in 1994 and last year set a Guinness world record for the most professional clubs played for when he joined Chilean side Audax Italiano. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ i...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Chile, Italy, Transfers, Brazil, Jose Mourinho, Uruguay, Espn, Defensor Sporting, Abreu, Sebastian, Kylian Mbappe


How Has Our Culture Redefined Marriage?

Last month Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kiss between two women was a “first” for the parade. The kiss was watched by millions of people. As one might expect, it drew the ire of too many social conservatives to count. Oh, wait. No, it didn’t. As I pointed out at The Stream, almost no social conservatives said anything about it. And life went on in America because, frankly, we’ve been redefining marriage for a long time. An American tradition I recently read – and cited at Catholic Exchange – ...
Tags: Featured, Opinion, Religion, America, Catholic Church, Jesus, Catholic, Christian, Jim Crow, Gallup, Macy, Jacobs, Harriet Jacobs, Catholic Exchange, Media & Culture


Federal Law Enforcement Purchases Of Firearms, Ammunition And Tactical Equipment

GAO: The 20 federal law enforcement agencies in GAO’s review reported spending at least $38.8 million on firearms, $325.9 million on ammunition, and $1.14 billion on tactical equipment—at least $1.5 billion in total—from fiscal years 2010 through 2017, based on data agencies provided to GAO. And Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution comes to mind.
Tags: America, Military, GAO


Pierce College ‘free speech zone’ will expand after LA Community College District settles free speech lawsuit with student

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Community College District has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a Pierce College student against the school over student free speech rights, it was announced Thursday. In the March 2017 lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles federal court, plaintiff Kevin Shaw alleged that the community college in Woodland Hills violated his civil rights when he was barred from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution because he wasn’t in the school’s “free speech” zone — an outdoor ...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Local News, Shaw, Pierce, Woodland Hills, Pierce College, Trump 's Justice Department, Kevin Shaw, Top Stories LADN


Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte: 'Personal reasons' behind France omission

Manchester United finish second in Group H while Manchester City top their group in the Champions League. The FC panel assess if Manchester City deserve to be ahead of Barcelona and Juventus as the oddsmakers' favourites to win the Champions League. Phil Foden sits down with CityTV after signing a contract renewal, keeping him at the club until 2024. Chelsea handed Manchester City their first league defeat of the season overpowering the league leaders at Stamford ...
Tags: France, Football, America, Sport, Barcelona, Story, Chelsea, Manchester United, La Liga, Manchester City, Italy, Juventus, Espn, Aymeric Laporte, English Premier League, Laporte


Here’s who’s thinking about buying one of the Port of Long Beach’s busiest, most coveted terminals

The sale of one of the busiest container terminals at the Port of Long Beach –  and in all of North America – has drawn interest from two large firms based in New York and two international investment groups. Last month, it was announced that COSCO – Chinese owner of the Long Beach Container Terminal – had plans to sell the massive terminal in a process that would start in December. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, people familiar with the matter – who asked not to be identified because the information is p...
Tags: New York, Australia, Saudi Arabia, America, Bloomberg, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, North America, Blackstone, Bloomberg News, Macquarie, Cosco, China Taiwan, Port of Long Beach, KKR Co


It’s easier to get a gun than a psychiatrist in America

America in 2018: 307 mass shootings in 311 days. Recently, a veteran with presumed PTSD shot up Borderline Bar & Grill. His Facebook declaration: I hope people call me insane… (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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