Trump’s words used as defense for white nationalist in viral video assault case

April 20, 2017

Who me?Image: Evan Vucci/AP/REX/Shutterstock A white nationalist caught shoving a black protestor at a Trump rally has a creative defense for why he should be let off the hook: Trump told him to do it. Matthew Heimbach, the chairman of the unabashedly white nationalist Traditionalist workers Party, shoved Kashiya Nwanguma while she was protesting at a Trump campaign rally on March 1, 2016. She and two others then sued Heimbach and another rally-goer for assault. SEE ALSO: Once again, Trump …

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This Little Detail Could Cause A Government Shutdown

April 19, 2017

… offices of neither Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) nor Speaker Paul Ryans (R-Wis.) returned requests for comment. Maybe Speaker Ryan would feel different if there were thousands of people in his district affected by this, said Phil Smith, spokesman for the United Mine workers of America. Advocates argue that a permanent solution would make the federal government good on a 70-year-old promise to protect United Mine workers health benefits. Bill Pugliano via Getty Images Sen. …

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Londoners work ‘100 hours a year more than rest of the UK – BBC News

April 18, 2017

The professor of work and employment at the University of Stirling told the BBC: “Certain industries, such as financial services, typically work longer hours and there’s a high concentration of these in London. “Younger workers are more likely to work longer hours too, especially if living in an expensive area”. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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Uber drivers just won a major victory in Brazil

April 15, 2017

… contractors, which means they work for Uber but aren’t entitled to employee benefits or protections. That model is key to Uber’s success and the successes of gig economy companies like TaskRabbit and Instacart that also rely on fleets of independent workers. Uber has faced similar cases in the United States, including a major class-action lawsuit in California. DoorDash paid $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the same issue just last week. In Brazil, Uber was ordered to pay the …

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That Time Michael Lewis Complained About Dating A Hot Woman

April 14, 2017

… maitre d fawns over his wife. At stores, its assumed Lewis will pay top-dollar for whatever she wants. At one point, Lewis marvels when construction workers fail to catcall his wife when theyre out together. He calls himself the tamer of a lionesss, because in his mind, hes protecting the construction workers from her. [Of] the many theories that purport to explain and interpret the role of female beauty in our society, he writes, none fully captures the weird degradation of being intimately …

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

SYCAMORE, Pennsylvania The head of the Environmental Protection Agency chose a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of violating environmental laws as his venue for unveiling a new plan to refocus his agency in a way that he says will both protect offered roughly 75 miners at the Harvey Mine this hopeful message: The regulatory assault on coal is over. Pruitt, aclimate change denier and longtime ally of the fossil fuel industry, claimed that coal, oil and gas companies are both …

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Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 7, 2017

… spots running on The OReilly Factor while we assess this situation. The human resources software company confirmed Wednesday that it was pulling commercials from the show. T. Rowe Price Advil SHRM, a membership association for human resources workers, confirmed its decision Tuesday afternoon. Bayer Wayfair Jenny Craig, Inc. The pet food company announced its decision to pull ads on Tuesday. Visionworks The insurance company announced its decision on Wednesday. TrueCar …

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Should exercise be compulsory at work? – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… Exercise breaks are a feature of a number of large Japanese companies. In 2010, China reintroduced mandatory exercises twice a day at state-owned companies after a three-year gap. Set up by the Communist Party, they had previously been running since the 1950s, with state radio broadcasting music at 10:00 and 15:00 for workers to do their set exercises. Making exercise compulsory would be seen as a step too far for a country like the UK, but with more and more desk-bound jobs these days, do …

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