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2010-02-04 08:37:00

AFGE Testifies Before House Committee on Veterans Affairs on Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John McCray, a Rating Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) at the Veterans Benefits Administration, (VBA) in the Los Angeles Regional Office, testified on behalf of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) at a hearing held before the House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The hearing was aimed at updating Congress...

2009-12-10 09:09:00

Message demands that workers "confirm with your supervisor" that they will attend online meeting with top corporate lobbyist WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An e-mail sent Wednesday to employees of United Health Group uses highly coercive language to urge workers to attend a web presentation by the company's top lobbyist, said Consumer Watchdog. The e-mail tells employees to "confirm your ability to attend with your supervisor." (See the full letter below). "This demand...

2009-11-20 10:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As we approach Thanksgiving and prepare for our annual feasts, more than 1.25 million people in Los Angeles sadly don't have enough to eat. To help understand the magnitude of the problem, that's nearly the population of Philadelphia. Children, workers, people you see every day are hungry - and the situation is getting worse as the unemployment rate continues to increase. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is Fed Up with Hunger; and today it...

2009-11-11 08:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced a new family of quad supply voltage supervisors (SVSs) with programmable delay and watchdog timer, which minimize board space in today's multi-rail power supply designs. The TPS386000, TPS386020, TPS386040, and TPS386060 supervisors can monitor four power rails that are greater than 0.4 V with a threshold accuracy of 0.25 percent. This accuracy combined with an integrated watchdog timer...

2009-07-22 13:37:49

Home mail delivery by Canada Post is suspended in a part of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, because of a dive-bombing hawk that targets pedestrians. In mid-May a letter carrier told a supervisor he had been attacked several times by the Swainson's hawk, which is guarding its nest in a spruce tree, the Globe and Mail reported. The supervisor accompanied the carrier on the morning of May 29 and delivery service was suspended immediately afterward, the report said. The supervisor actually had to dive...

2009-06-19 18:56:00

LOS ANGELES, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A unanimous federal jury awarded former UPS supervisor Michael Marlo$162,992.85 in unpaid overtime, missed meals and rest period compensation. The nine-person jury found that UPS improperly classified Marlo as an exempt employee and wrongfully deprived him of meals and rest periods and overtime compensation in violation of California law. "We are pleased that the jury found in Mr. Marlo's favor. UPS has routinely overworked its supervisors and...

2008-10-01 18:00:29

To: TRANSPORTATION EDITORS Contact: Doug Church of the NATCA National Office, +1-202-220- 9802 or Bryan Zilonis of the NATCA Great Lakes Region, +1-630-542- 5009 EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Wednesday, in a brazenly callous move, the Federal Aviation Administration supervisor at the Flying Cloud Airport control tower turned his back on runway operations during an on-the-job training exercise to take a call on his cell phone and missed his trainee mistakenly...

2008-09-30 03:00:26

By Miller, Kevin J Self-contained classrooms and resource rooms have been an important component of the continuum of placements available to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. However, these specialized classrooms have been closing in recent years. A variety of factors are contributing to this, most notably the impact of cochlear implants. This article describes the factors leading to the closure of an elementary school resource room for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and...

2008-09-17 03:00:25

By Melissa Evans Frustrated and angry, county leaders told health department officials Tuesday they want a clearer plan and faster progress in ensuring that nurses are competent at all public hospitals and that employees with criminal backgrounds are weeded out. The contentious meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors focused on an auditor's report released last week that showed nurses are working despite their failure to pass basic skills tests. In some cases, they'd been...

2008-09-07 15:00:24

By DAN BENSON Port Washington -- The Ozaukee County Board voted 28-2 Wednesday to borrow $10 million to build an assisted living center next to Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, hoping that revenue from the new facility will knock the county-owned nursing home off the tax roll. The money will be used to build a 60-unit assisted living center next to the Lasata Care Center, W76-N677 Wauwatosa Road, and the Lasata Heights apartment complex for independent seniors. The $10 million will be...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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