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It's Official: Furloughed Feds Will Receive Back Pay Once the Shutdown Ends

Bill signed into law on Wednesday also will ensure retroactive compensation for furloughed feds in future shutdowns.
Tags: Bill, Pay & Benefits


PE-backed XLerate buys SEAA

XLerate Group, which is backed by Huron Capital, has acquired Savannah, Georgia-based Southeastern Auto Auction. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE DETROIT – January 14, 2019 – Leading lower-middle-market private equity firm Huron Capital announced today that its nationwide auction and remarketing facilitation platform, XLerate Group (“XLerate”), has acquired Southeastern Auto Auction (“SEAA”). SEAA is highly respected by both dealers and fleet/lease consignors and is the XLerate G...
Tags: Florida, California, Trends, M&a, Wisconsin, Bill, North America, Detroit, South Carolina Georgia, Savannah Ga, Savannah Georgia, McCready, PE, Georgia South Carolina, Huron Capital, Detroit Huron Capital


David Byrne Channels the Weird and the Ordinary in 'True Stories'

None As the frontman for , David Byrne certainly earned a reputation as a critic of culture. Songs like "Once in a Lifetime" and "Burning Down the House" ask existential questions that poke at the dull monotony of the everyday. On the surface, Byrne's only feature-length film, True Stories (1986), seems to follow suit. The characters are based on people featured in tabloid news stories that Byrne collected, later deciding to construct a narrative around their idiosyncrasies. The overlapping...
Tags: Music, Comedy, Texas, Review, US, America, David, House, John Goodman, Cambodia, Cia, Bill, Talking Heads, Musical, Criterion Collection, Polaroid


As Kirsten Gillibrand enters the presidential race, Nate Silver seems to push for the NYT to use its "agenda-setting power" to keep Al Franken out of the "conversation" of "normal people."

It's definitely a part of the conversation, but let's keep in mind that the NYT, and frankly even (to a lesser magnitude) 538, have a lot of agenda-setting power for what's part of the conversation. So Twitter isn't an exogenous measure of what normal people care about. https://t.co/A8oHUPYJPo — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 16, 2019 You can peruse the current tweets about Gillibrand and Franken here. Two examples:"Holding Gillibrand accountable for her statements and actions IS NOT th...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Language, Bill, Silver, Kirsten Gillibrand, Al Franken, Clintonworld, Nate Silver, Franken, Gillibrand, Ann Althouse, Kirsten E. Gillibrand


United States: Changes In Federal Regulation Of CBD And Other Hemp Products Will Create New Opportunities For Investment, But Regulatory Challenges Remain - Ropes & Gray LLP

On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-332), commonly referred to as the "2018 Farm Bill," into law
Tags: News, United States, Bill, Trump, Gray LLP


Anita O'Day: August 1960

In 1952, Norman Granz signed singer Anita O'Day to his Clef label. Clef became Norgran in 1954 and then Verve in 1955. Throughout the 1950s, O'Day recorded more than 20 albums for Granz's labels. Most of the recordings are quite good, but only a few are excellent. Two that stand out are Waiter, Make Mine Blues, arranged by Russ Garcia, and Incomparable, arranged by Bill Holman. Both were recorded in August 1960. The quality of O'Day's seductive voice and magic of her sassy approach often were ...
Tags: Spotify, Jazz, Bill, Marc Myers, Bill Holman, Al McKibbon, Billy May, Mel Lewis, Al Hendrickson, Barney Kessel, Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Norman Granz, Granz, Bill Perkins, Howard Roberts


Lazy Man’s Mid-Life Financial Check-Up

Recently Kosmo gave himself a midlife financial check-up. While I’ve been writing about my financial life for a number of years here, a lot of the details are scattered throughout the site. I think it’s valuable to put it all in one place and give it a look. One thing to keep in mind as you read this, is that I’ve been writing about my financial journey for 13 years now. I suspect that because you are reading this, your financial life is probably in a good place. However, I’ve found that wri...
Tags: Marketing, Social Security, Bill, New England, Fafsa, Financial Review, Kosmo, Sam Miller, About / Admin, Mid Life Financial


Yellow Wood-based Paris Presents announces changes to senior leadership team

Paris Presents, a portfolio company of Yellow Wood Partners, has named Patrick O’Brien, who is currently CEO, as vice-chairman. Also, Bill George, currently CEO of Freeman Beauty, which is backed by Yellow Wood, will become CEO of Paris Presents. The appointments become effective March 1, 2019. Paris Presents is a provider of branded cosmetic and bath accessories. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON, January 15, 2019 – Yellow Wood Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in consumer br...
Tags: Boston, Trends, People, Paris, Bill, Company, George, Patrick, Booth, Bill George, O'Brien, Patrick O'Brien, Midwest Region, Yellow Wood, Yellow Wood Partners, About Yellow Wood Partners Yellow Wood Partners


Bank5 Connect Online Bank Review

You can find some of the best interest rates with online banks you’ve probably never heard of like Bank5 Connect Online Bank. Here is a full review on what this bank has to offer and why you may want to take five and open an account. Bank5 Connect Kevin Mercadante's rating 9.4 Fees 9.8 Interest...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Massachusetts, Marketing, Customer Service, Banking, Ira, Bill, Rhode Island, FDIC, ROTH IRA, Bill Pay, Kevin Mercadante, Bank5 Connect Online Bank Review, Bank5 Connect Online Bank Here


Netherlands: Tax Alert January 2019 - Dentons

On December 18, 2018 the Dutch Senate adopted the Tax Bill 2019 and the Bill implementing the European Union (EU) Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD).
Tags: News, Bill, Dutch Senate, European Union EU Anti Tax Avoidance


United States: New Ontario, Canada Employment Standards Poster Available (Poster 8.0) - Littler Mendelson

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released a new employment standards poster to coincide with recent legislative changes due to Bill 47
Tags: News, United States, Bill, Littler Mendelson, Ontario Ministry of Labour


Water Cooler: Wicked, Glass, The Mummy, You, Bill and Ted, Police Story, A Dog’s Way Home, Warhammer 40K

On the January 14, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what we’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). At The Water Cooler...
Tags: Movies, America, Ted, Netflix, Nintendo, Bill, Chris, Peter, Ben, Brad, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Jacob, Mandy, Ben Pearson, SNES, Peter Sciretta


Opinion: Democrats Introduce Symbolic Gun Control Bill

Democrats won control of the House of Representatives during the midterm elections of 2018. After the newly elected representatives were sworn in, party leaders wasted no time introducing various bills, one of them being a gun control bill. What does this mean? Nothing, it means nothing as the bill is mostly symbolic. It is no secret Democrats from left leaning states want to ban certain types of firearms, such as the AR-15 and AK-47. The ban is an uphill battle as Democrats from working clas...
Tags: House Of Representatives, Weapon, Bill, AllOutdoor.com


Bill would require permits to buy guns, limit ammunition

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bill set to appear in the Legislature this year would require Oregonians to obtain a permit before buying a gun, limit the amount of ammunition a person could buy, outlaw magazines with a capacity of more than five rounds and create gun locking and storage requirements. The Statesman Journal reports […]
Tags: News, Bill, Northwest, Legislature, SALEM Ore AP, The Statesman Journal


An Act of Mercy in Tennessee

Cyntoia Brown was 16 when she killed a man who paid to have sex with her. In granting her clemency, Tennessee’s governor showed compassion, and political courage.
Tags: News, Tennessee, Bill, Brown, Haslam, Sentences (Criminal, Cyntoia Brown, Cyntoia


For Cyntoia Brown, an Act of Mercy

She was 16 when she killed a man who paid to have sex with her. In granting her clemency, Tennessee’s governor showed compassion, and political courage.
Tags: News, Tennessee, Bill, Brown, Haslam, Sentences (Criminal, Cyntoia


United States: "Ban Conflicted Trading Act" Referred To Senate Committee - Mayer Brown

In December 2018, Bill 3718 (the "Bill") was introduced in the Senate and referred to Committee. The Bill, or the "Ban Conflicted Trading Act,"
Tags: News, Senate, United States, Bill, Senate Committee, Mayer Brown


Gift for a Wife

Bill meets Doug shopping at the mall and sees he has a small gift wrapped box. "It's my wife's birthday tomorrow." Doug said. "Last week I asked her what she wanted for her birthday." "And???" Bill asked. "Well, she said 'Oh, I don't know just give me something with diamonds in it'." "So what did you get her?" asked Bill. "I bought her a deck of cards!!" Received from Joke du Jour.
Tags: Humor, Bill, Doug


Singapore: Second Reading Of The Serious Crimes And Counter-Terrorism (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - Shook Lin & Bok

In November 2018, the Serious Crimes and Counter-Terrorism (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill was read for the second time and passed by the Singapore Parliament.
Tags: News, Singapore, Bill, Bok, Bill Shook Lin


Will Jeff Bezos Get Half of MacKenzie Bezos’s Fortune in the Divorce?

How much do you think Jeff Bezos will get in the divorce? I haven’t heard anyone ask that. I’ve only read headlines like How Much Could MacKenzie Bezos Get? and How Much Will Jeff Bezos Lose? In the Bezos marriage, the partners are equals. Jeff and MacKenzie started the company together. And they worked side by side. When the company was big and they had four kids, MacKenzie took half the load (kids) and Jeff took half the load (work). Why do people assume Jeff will be doling out money to Mac...
Tags: Amazon, Money, Nbc, Microsoft, Careers, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Usa Today, Melinda Gates, Jeff, Bezos, MacKenzie, Wired Magazine, MacKenzie Bezos


A $350 toilet powered by worms may be the ingenious future of sanitation that Bill Gates has been dreaming about

Worm toilets require no traditional flushing and aren't hooked up to a sewer system — instead, worms compost human waste. More than 4,000 such "Tiger Toilets" have been installed to date across India, in homes of people who were previously defecating in the open. The worm toilets smell a lot better than a pit latrine, and don't breed mosquitoes either. Here's how a $350 toilet powered by worms could change the world and save lives.  Worms may not have spines, but they're doing some back-break...
Tags: India, Trends, Uganda, Beijing, Bill Gates, World Bank, Bill, Usaid, Gates, Melinda Gates Foundation, Grohe, OAK, India Myanmar, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, American Standard, Dalal


Bill @Schmarzo Keynote On-Demand Presentation | @BigDataEXPO #BigData #Analytics #CIO #DataScience #ArtificialIntelligence

Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science" is responsible for guiding the technology strategy within Hitachi Vantara for IoT and Analytics. Bill brings a balanced business-technology approach that focuses on business outcomes to drive data, analytics and technology decisions that underpin an organization's digital transformation strategy. Bill has a very impressive background which includes CT...
Tags: Yahoo, Software, Bill, Cto, Hitachi, Dell EMC, Bill Schmarzo, Analytics Bill, BigData Analytics CIO, Advertiser Analytics


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: Slane's Long Shots (1930); v1

Originally published as a series of short stories in Collier's Weekly. I could find no decent cover so made one of my own using my imaginary imprint "Black Museum" and one of the superb Colliers illustrations from 1930. A collection of stories featuring Slane, the aristocratic amateur detective. 1: Who Killed Montague Brest? 2: The Little Marquis 3: Mariote's Hour of Agony 4: The Thirteenth Card 5: The Man Without a Tie 6: Neap-Tide Madness 7: Not Slane's Star Turn 8: Gentleman Bill 9:...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Bill, Colliers, Phillips, COLLIER, Oppenheim, Black Museum, Slane, Phillips Oppenheim, Montague Brest, Little Marquis


Cervical cancer and the story-telling cloth in Mali

Around the world, the arts are being used within communities to address local needs. For such projects to be most effective, program participants must: ensure that their program goals are locally-defined; research which art forms, content, and events might best feed into their program goals; develop artistic products that address their goals; and evaluate these products to ensure their efficacy. The work of the Global Alliance to Immunize Against AIDS Vaccine Foundation in Mali offers one exampl...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Africa, United States, Healthcare, Mali, Bill, Health & Medicine, Cervical Cancer, Melinda Gates Foundation, Bamako Mali, Art & Architecture, Ethnomusicology, A Guide For Working With Communities, Eliza Squibb


What Is the Opposite of Homosexuality? Why Marriage Is Not My Mission

At 33 years old, Bill became a Christian after pursuing same-sex relationships for eleven years. As a new believer, he was very open to marrying a woman and even starting a family. However, now thirty years later, he remains unmarried and has found godly contentment as a single man. Bill leads a full life of ministry and mentors many men with experiences similar to his own. After years in the gay community, Mark also put his faith in Christ. His new life as a Christian did not come with any...
Tags: Religion, Jesus, Christian, Bill, Matthew, Peter, Mark, Andrea, John 4:16, Andrea Often God


A Funeral for a Young Firefighter on the Cusp of ‘His Dream’

Steven H. Pollard, a firefighter who died in the line of duty Sunday, was mourned at his funeral as a brave hero who was able to meet a childhood goal.
Tags: News, Bill, Ny, De Blasio, Pollard, Funerals and Memorials, Fire Department (NYC, Steven H, Marine Park (Brooklyn, Steven H Pollard


Bill on federal workers' back pay in shutdown heads to Trump

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries.
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Bill Gates is worth $95 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person, has an estimated net worth of $94.8 billion, according to Forbes. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, is the world's second-richest person, sitting on an estimated net worth of about $95 billion, according to Forbes. It's hard to im...
Tags: Beyonce, Microsoft, Washington, Trends, Bill Gates, Bill, Kylie Jenner, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Forbes, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda, Breakthrough Energy, Forbes While, Jay Z Bill Gates, Business Insider Gates


What, If Anything, has Congress Done to Curb Possession of “Bump Stocks?

Opinion What, If Anything, has Congress Done to Curb Possession of “Bump Stocks? New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Apart from Trump’s rash, incorrigible action, what, if anything, has Congress done to curb possession of “bump stocks devices?” Curiously, Congress did attempt action to ban “bump stocks,” albeit unsuccessfully. On October 31, 2017, about one month after Paddock’s murderous assault on innocent Americans, Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), sponsored a bill, called, “Closing the Bump-Stock Looph...
Tags: Guns, Congress, America, Eu, United States, Bill, Doj, Trump, Congressional, ATF, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick, USCS, Gun Rights News, Arbalest Quarrel, Roger J. Katz


France: French Tax Report January 2019 - Dentons

Parliament approved the French Finance Bill for 2019 at the end of December 2018. You will find hereafter a summary of some of its main provisions.
Tags: News, France, Bill, Parliament, French Finance