The support to draft Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is far from the fervor produced by the grassroots efforts of the early 1950s which finally compelled the reluctant former Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower to run for president. That said, it appears that the support for a Warren campaign is both tangible and real. The volunteers manning the Iowa campaign headquarters for the Draft Warren movement claim to be finding Democrats receptive to a Warren candidacy. Thus far, the volunteers are training locals to man the phone booths, attend local political meetings to push for a Warren candidacy, and learn the tactics of modern day politics.
Admittedly, no one is claiming that Warren has offered even the slightest indication she would consider a presidential run. The Massachusetts junior senator is well aware that even the slightest favorable word would reverberate through the party ranks. While Warren herself has been more of a political “woofer” than a Ted Cruz-like rebel, her words are powerful enough to inspire an intra-party revolt. Still, her would-be minions continue to plod forward with an Iowa strategy in the hopes that something evolves in the Democrat primary that would cause Warren to recant her words and launch a campaign. The movement is modestly funded with $1.25 million from the ultra-left wing PACs Democracy for American and Moveon.org. Ironically, the latter was founded during the Monica Lewinsky Scandal of Bill Clinton’s presidency. The group was a surrogate arm of the Clintons to wage a media war against the GOP’s impeachment efforts. Folks at Anastasia Date know that the group is now squarely trying to detail Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations in favor of Warren.
Earlier this week, media reports indicated that two food manufacturing giants in the United States would soon merge to create a new entity that is expected to be the third largest food and beverage producing company in the nation. Kraft Foods Group, Inc will combine with H.J. Heinz Co. to form “Kraft Heinz Co.”
The merger occurred with the assistance of Berkshire Hathaway, a company owned by billionaire Warren Buffett, and 3G Capital, an international private equity firm whose creators include Brazillian billionaire Jorge Paul Lemann. Investors will furnish $10 billion in capital to the new entity. Brad Reifler (Reuters.com) has learned that the newly merged food manufacturer is expected to generate revenues approaching $28 billion annually.
Warren Buffet reportedly indicated: “This is my kind of transaction, uniting two world-class organizations and delivering shareholder value.” He added: “I am excited by the opportunities for what this new combined organization will achieve.”
Last year, Kraft suffered a number of business reverses, including a decline in profits. Alex Behring, the Chairman of H. J. Heinz, will become the Chairman of the new firm. Kraft’s Chairman and CEO, John Cahill, will become Vice Chairman of the new company and will head a Board committee dedicated to overseeing operations and strategy.
Kraft Heinz Co. plans to maintain two corporate headquarters: one in Chicago, and the other in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees will manage the company’s operations.
It is no mistake that that President Obama threw a tantrum after Israeli chancellor Benjamin Netanyahu scored a come from behind victory in last week’s election. Obama personally expressed his dissatisfaction with the election results later in the week. His reaction drew criticism from GOP legislators who called on him to cease complaining. Netanyahu has been a thorn in the president’s side during his entire presidency. It is no secret the two world leaders dislike one another.
The GOP believes it is Obama’s animosity towards Netanyahu that fueled a story in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that Israel had spied on high level negotiations between the United States and Iran. The WSJ story alleges that Israel then leaked this information to key Democrat lawmakers on Capitol Hill in a bid to gin up support for bills currently being considered by congress that might eventually scuttle any deal Obama cuts with the Iranian mullahs
. For his part, House Speaker John Boehner said he was bewildered by the news report and had not received any such intel from Israel. Likewise, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the tongue in cheek comment to reporters that he felt excluded from the high level intel sharing between Israel and Democrats. He later countered that it was his belief the Obama administration was behind the WSJ story. The powerful senator believes the White House is trying to play a straw man argument against Israeli criticism of the Iran negotiations stated Jason halpern.
What’s wrong with changing the U.S. Constitution? Kansas and states like Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma think it’s time to change how the political game is played. They are sick of Obamacare, environment protection acts, immigration, excessive government spending, judges that respect human rights, and people that want to marry someone from the same sex. It’s not the same world they say, and the rules must change in order to protect our freedom. Guess what, boys? Freedom has a different meaning to y’all.
The chance of rewriting the words of the founding fathers is greater than winning the lottery and for a good reason. Politicians in the ruling party of the moment, want to say they conform to the old way. That’s sacred history. They want it the way the founding fathers wanted it. But some people say the founding fathers were as much in the dark as the Republicans and Democrats are today.
As Brian Torchin is aware, talk of a new constitutional convention has been in the wind for decades. Talk of rewriting parts or the entire framework of the constitution gives politicians egotistical power. It gives them a sense of purpose. But like any other purpose they support, nothing happens. But maybe it is time to tweak the foundation of law. We all know the law is crumbling under the strain of idiotic behavior and ineptness.
Senator Ted Cruz was expected to formally announce his candidacy for President of the United States Monday, but instead decided to do the honors late Sunday night on Twitter. In a tweet, the senator announced that he was running for president and asked for the support of his followers in that pursuit. The tweet also included a small proportion video suggesting that people should rise to the challenge and encouraging a new generation of “courageous conservatives” to help make America great again.
Cruz has a long fight ahead of him in his quest for the presidency. He’ll first have to beat out a number of republican hopefuls in the primary and then if he wins face off agains the democratic hopeful which at this point looks like it will more than likely be former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The race to the 2016 White House is officially underway which can be seen on Vimeo. It will be interesting to see how the race pans out on both sides of the aisle. Cruz is just the first of many announcements we’re likely to see over the coming days and weeks.
Governor Jerry Brown of California, himself a three-time candidate for president, said Sunday, March 22, 2015, that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was “absolutely unfit to be running for office.” Senator Cruz announced his intention to run for president March 23, 2015. Governor Brown was especially concerned about Senator Cruz’s opinions on climate change. “That man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of existing scientific data. It’s shocking, and I think that man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office.”
Ninety percent of scientists are convinced that climate change is real, and that humanity’s activities influence it. Senator Cruz disagrees, which many people find disturbing, given that he is currently chairman
of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space.
Governor Brown said both Republican and Democratic candidates will need to discuss climate change and how they plan to deal with it stated concerned voters like Halpern. California has suffered droughts because of climate change, so it’s a subject Brown takes seriously. FEMA recently announced that they will only approve disaster preparedness funds for states that have hazard mitigation plans that address climate change.
Politicfact has also cast doubts on Senator Cruz’s integrity and/or intelligence.
When Jimmy Kimmel called President Obama “the most intentionally funny president” of his lifetime, he wasn’t lying. There have been many instances when the President had people gasping for air and holding on to their sides. Not a lot of people might know that President Obama is the 1st sitting President who has made appearances on late night talk shows. He has appeared in “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, and also on talk shows hosted by David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon. Even Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have had the honor of having the President on their shows. Finally, Jimmy Kimmel joined that list.
The President was scheduled to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last year but had to cancel that visit because there were a lot of international problems happening in that time and it seemed inappropriate for the President of the US to appear on a comedy show. This time, however, fans were treated to Obama at his funniest.
President Obama read many mean tweets about himself from Twitter users and said that the Senate was still meaner than these tweets. Christian Broda recalls that Obama’s quick wit was there for all to witness when he had funny responses to almost every tweet read by him. In a show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, it seemed like Kimmel was trying to keep up with the President.
He also addressed various issues and rumors about his Presidency in his appearance, taking time to talk about problems in Ferguson as well.
As the world continues to speculate as to where Russian President Vladimir Putin has been for the past few days, the Russian military has been occupied in and around the arctic with maneuvers that have caught the attention of the West and raised tensions over the continued conflict in Ukraine.
As reported in the Associated Press, Russian drills in the Arctic called upon 38,000 men to man 50 ships and submarines, along with 110 aircraft.
According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the exercises were to test the readiness of the Northern Fleet, the military’s capabilities of deploying forces from Central Russia, and their ability to enforce Arctic borders, as “new challenges and military threats require further increase of the armed forces’ capabilities.”
Elsewhere in Russia, military might was in display. Sakhalin Island and the Kamchatka Peninsula saw about 3,000 troops go through maneuvers and drills. Southern Siberia perhaps got the flashiest show as the Russian Air Force practiced firing drills according to Fersen Lambranho.
While war games is not strange for one of the world’s largest and well funded militaries, it comes at a time when diplomatic ties between Russia and several nations in the West are at their most contemptuous. The fighting in Ukraine has led to a series of shunning in official meetings with the Russian head of state, and in response to the deadly conflict, the United States has announced plans for training exercises between its military and that of Estonia, Latvia, and Luthiania, echoing fears of an expansionist Russia.
In today’s business environment, companies are made and unmade by their ability to hold on to their workforce. Training the workforce is important because every company needs efficient employees. However, employee engagement is even more important than trained employees because if a company doesn’t master this concept, all the training and hard work would be a waste. The Dorchester Collection has displayed this better than any other company and division out there, especially in the hotel industry where dissatisfied employees are common.
Only recently, the Dorchester Collection was awarded at the Employee Engagement Awards and won the “Company of the Year” title. This award is used for celebrating and lauding the best businesses in Ireland and UK. Companies that are nominated in this award ceremony have extremely high standards of internal communication, engaged and fulfilling work environment, and innovative ideas to keep their employees on their toes. The judging panel is extremely experienced in EEA and the reason that the Dorchester Collection bagged the award is because it was simply the best amongst all the nominees.
In order for a company to promote employee engagement, the first step is to understand that performance and engagement need to be linked to each other. A company where the employees are happy and satisfied but not performing up to their true potential would not succeed in the industry.
Next tip is to only hire managers who are leaders to their core. No matter how engaged employees are, if the managers are bad bosses, employee dissatisfaction would eventually creep in. The mark of a true manager is a healthy blend of feedback, critical analysis, and motivation. A manager should trust the employees and offer valuable insight when possible. Employees would look up to such a manager and not feel like they are being monitored 24×7. The Dorchester Collection is known in the industry for having world class managers.
It would also be good for the overall success of the company if the employees are made an inherent part of the organization and this starts from the top. The top management needs to lead by example in this employee engagement exercise to create an impact all over the organization. Employee engagement surveys and other tools can be used for gauging the perception of employees and finding out how satisfied they are with the company.
The Dorchester Collection is an excellent example of how to undertake the task of employee engagement and reap great benefits from it.
Editing a Wikipedia article is as easy as the click of a mouse. It is a matter of adding your expertise to an article that has already been published. Thus, you do not need to write the article from scratch. You can either add information, correct errors that a previous author has made, or updating information. You will need to have knowledge of the material you are going to write about and have some understanding of how the Wikipedia site works.
How to Gain Access to Wikipedia
Your first step is to create an account with Wikipedia in order to start editing the information on the site. Registration is important because if you do not register, the site will record your IP address and it will be visible to other users. If you register, you gain access to the site and would be able to add new pages as well as images. Registering is easy. All you need to do is click at the top of the page and click on “Create Account.”
Editing the Pages
When you become a register user, simply click on the “edit this page” and you will have access to the page to edit its content. You will be redirected to a page with the original content that you are then able to edit. All you need to do here is start typing where you want to add or change the information. If you need any help it is on the left side of the page. Click on it and you are able to request the help you need.
Each section of the page also has a small edit link if you only want to edit a small part of the article. You may want to use the formatting tools at the top of the text box. In the “Edit Summary” section, you need to explain briefly what and why you have made the changes.Once you have made the edits, you can preview your changes and once you are satisfied you can save your changes.
Reliable Sources are Necessary for New Edits
If you are adding any new information, you need to add references that are reliable.If you neglect to do this, your changes will be deleted.Once you are registered you simply click on the “edit this page” and you will have access to the page to edit its content. Wikipedia gives you the detailed information on how to cite your references. All you need to do is type “WP:CITE” in the search box.
Get Your Wiki’s Writing Service
There’s another way to make it all happen. As with everything in the tech world, there’s also a company that makes Wikipedia pages called Get Your Wiki. From what I’ve read, they’ll usually create everything for somewhere between $1,000 and $2,000.