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24 февраля, 16:57

Sports quiz of the week: Claudio Ranieri, Six Nations and nine chicken nuggets

Who survived success? Who has no time for salad? And who is happy alone?Complete the sequence: Swansea, Crystal Palace, Swansea, Hull …Everton SouthamptonSunderlandLeicester CityWho was the last manager to win the Premier League and still be in charge of the same team 12 months later?José MourinhoAlex FergusonManuel PellegriniArsène WengerFor how many weeks have Leicester City been in the relegation places this season?NoneTwoFourSix Southampton have not won a major trophy since Lawrie McMenemy led them to glory in the FA Cup final in 1976. Which team did they beat at Wembley that day?PortsmouthManchester United MillwallLeicester CityEngland are hoping to win their 17th match in a row when they face Italy on Sunday in the Six Nations. The two teams have met 22 times before. How many of those matches have England won?19202122Fabián Orellana scored for Valencia against Real Madrid on Wednesday night. What made his goal unusual?He tried to score with an overhead kick but but the ball bounced in off his headHe had already scored against Real Madrid in La Liga this season for another clubHe is the only player to have scored a winner against them in the league this season He is a goalkeeper Who said: "I have never missed a team-mate in my life. There is always another one that takes his place"?Jamie VardyZlatan IbrahimovicLewis HamiltonJohnny SextonRicardo La Volpe was sent off for a tackle in the Mexican league match between Club América and Guadalajara. What was wrong with his challenge?He slid in, tore his shorts and exposed himself, earning the referee’s disapprovalHe tackled the referee, who had stopped play so another player could receive treatmentHe tackled his own player – with two feetHe won the ball cleanly but La Volpe is a manager and shouldn’t have been on the pitchWhy did Candice Wiggins say she was bullied during her time in the WNBA?For being "a gun-loving Republican"For being "too short"For being a "lesbian and proud"For being "heterosexual and straight" Who said: "I don’t think I’ve ever had a salad in my life, or a vegetable. It’s always worked for me. My pre-match meal is always a McDonald’s – nine nuggets. When I was younger, my mum used to try and make me eat the green stuff, but I used to sick it up"?Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne ShawSutton United midfielder Nicky Bailey Arsenal goalkeeper Petr CechLincoln City goalkeeper Paul Farman Continue reading...

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24 февраля, 12:30

The Founder is a film of our time: capitalism as entertainment | Tim Lott

Story-telling is the fashion in commerce. This McDonald’s biopic, with its triumphant villain, exemplifies a sorry trendThis week I went to see The Founder, a new movie about the man behind the origins of McDonald’s fast food empire. Michael Keaton has been tipped for an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Kroc, who turned the single-outlet burger flippers McDonald’s in San Bernadino, California, into a global success story. The film has an 80% rating on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, a solid gold cast, outstanding production values – and I hated it more than any other movie I can remember.It represented something I had never seen on screen before (outside of United Passions, the ludicrous hagiography of the then Fifa president Sepp Blatter): the full penetration of corporate values into mainstream culture. Continue reading...

24 февраля, 02:46

15 Scary Facts About Debt That May Alarm You Today

Debt is as American as apple pie. Whether we’re using loans to pay for a dream home or go back to school to earn a degree, borrowing is a national pastime.

23 февраля, 11:20

McDonald's (MCD) Up 5.8% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

McDonald's (MCD) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

23 февраля, 01:29

Popeyes and Burger King: The New Fast-Food Superpower?

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR) announced its $1.8 billion acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (PLKI) yesterday, and it helped the fried chicken giant's stock sizzle upward 19% to $78.77 per share. RBI stock rose 7% Tuesday to $57.50 per share

22 февраля, 21:51

20 Craziest Fights in NHL History

As far back as anyone can remember, fighting has been a part of hockey and the NHL. We have the 20 craziest hockey fights in league history.

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22 февраля, 19:21

McDonald’s: История компании

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22 февраля, 18:59

McDonald’s: История компании

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22 февраля, 14:10

Жительница Москвы хочет получить от McDonald’s миллион рублей

В замоскворецкий суд Москвы поступил иск от жительницы Москвы, поскользнувшейся на мокром полу в одном из заведений быстрого питания сети McDonald’s. Пострадавшая утверждает, что при падении получила травмы, вынудившие ее обратиться за медицинской помощью, и требует возместить затраты на лечение в размере 200 тысяч рублей и компенсацию за моральный вред в размере 900 тысяч рулей, сообщает ТАСС Судебное разбирательство состоится 23 марта.

22 февраля, 12:04

Солдаты НАТО в Прибалтике - спасители или дебоширы, насильники и убийцы?

Фото: xer-files.blogspot.ruНедавно США передислоцировали воинские подразделения, вооружение и военную технику 3-й бронетанковой боевой бригадной группы 4-й пехотной дивизии ВС США на восточные рубежи Альянса. Так, в порт Бремерхафен прибыли 3 коммерческих суда Resolve, Freedom и Endurance, доставившие в Европу 446 гусеничных машин, 907 колесных транспортных средств и 650 контейнеров оборудования различного назначения. В Германии эту технику погрузили на железнодорожные платформы и отправили в Польшу, а далее в Прибалтику. По данным Бундесвера, для транспортировки всего этого американского добра понадобилось 900 вагонов, общая длина которых составила 14 километров. Неужели уже изрядно поднадоевшие всем припадки некоторых неадекватных прибалтийских политиков о "российской угрозе" сработали и США, как локомотив НАТО, действительно решили прикрыть тылы с востока? Лично я очень в этом сомневаюсь. Во-первых, потому что 4500 солдат и 1300 единиц военной техники абсолютно не способны защитить Латвию, Литву и Эстонию в случае, если Россия начнет действовать. Что уже, кстати, доказано прошлогодним докладом американского стратегического исследовательского центра Rand, который опубликовал несколько военных сценариев, "когда Россия нападет на Прибалтику". По одному из них, Россия сможет захватить столицы прибалтийских государств за 60 часов и НАТО ни при каких условиях не успеет перебросить туда подкрепление. Ну а во-вторых, у этой идеи с войсками НАТО в Прибалтике очень много критиков. Например, ряд немецких политиков выразили свое недовольство тем фактом, что на территорию Германии прибыли американские танки, пусть даже транзитом. "Совершаемая в данный момент переброска войск без надобности загоняет Европу на новый виток спирали роста напряженности с Россией", - сказал депутат бундестага и член парламентского комитета по делам обороны ФРГ Александр Ной. А бывший тогда министром иностранных дел, а ныне президент Германии Франк-Вальтер Штайнмайер, заявил "о недопустимости бряцкания оружием". Да даже просты люди не остались в стороне. Немцы первыми в ЕС вышли на протесты, а немецкие СМИ запестрели заголовками о "войне с Россией". В итоге получается, что власти прибалтийских государств, так и не добившись того, чтобы их услышали и восприняли всерьез, просто поставили под удар собственное население. Но люди еще не знают, какой именно ад их ждет.  Ведь ни для кого не секрет, что "защищать Прибалтику от российской угрозы" приехали далеко не лучшие из лучших, а самые что ни на есть отбросы американской, британской и остальных армий западных союзников Восточной Европы по НАТО.Пьянки, гулянки, изнасилования и убийства: так солдаты НАТО проводят время везде, где бы они не находились. Рядовой американский сержант или рядовой чувствует себя господином на фоне местного населения и может позволить своей душе буквально любое "развлечение": будь то прилюдно потрясти своим мужским причиндалом, показать беспричинно средний палец или изнасиловать и убить девушку.Примеров тому немало. Афганистан, где случаи, когда американский солдат расстреливает пару десятков мирных жителей, а потом своему командованию заявляет о том, что у него случился нервный срыв или что это произошло в результате посттравматического синдрома, являются нормой. Или Япония, где американский военнослужащий Кеннет Франклин, сотрудник военной базы США, сначала оглушил 20-летнюю японскую девушку Рину Симабукуро тяжелым тупым предметом, потом изнасиловал, а позже нанес смертельный удар ножом. Кстати, из 45 тысяч инцидентов в Японии с участием солдат США, в том числе 512 со смертельным исходом, реальным тюремным сроком не закончился ни один. А в Киргизии, американский солдат расстрелял водителя бензовоза. Ему показалось, что местный житель, находившийся за рулем, хотел прорваться на авиабазу "Манас". Просто показалось!!! И даже Польшу не обошел стороной пьяный дебош натовского солдата. Там в западной ее части возле Свентошува в Нижней Силезии грузовик армии США стал виновником ДТП с гражданским автомобилем, в котором один человек погиб и один был ранен. Американские военные не пострадали. Ну а теперь о том, какое безобразие уже успели натворить неподсудные местным законам НАТО-вские военные в самой Прибалтике. -  В Риге солдаты НАТО, изрядно перебрав алкоголя, громили машину такси. Они прыгали на крыше, на капоте и все это снимали на камеры мобильных телефонов. Напавших на машину такси было четверо, все они оказались подданными Великобритании.-  Около 10 пьяных солдат НАТО устроили в Литве массовую драку с посетителями одного из ночных клубов Клайпеды. Досталось от них и прибывшим на вызов полицейским. Угомонить вояк из состава чешского подразделения удалось лишь при помощи электрошокеров; - В рижском ресторане быстрого питания McDonald's двое военнослужащих Великобритании избили местного жителя; -  В Каунасе пьяные американские военнослужащие сорвали со здания прокуратуры государственный флаг Литвы и сожгли его; - Пьяные военнослужащие США учинили погром в аквапарке Друскининкай; - Пьяные натовские матросы устроили в Вентспилсе драку с местными жителями. Мэр портового города Айвар Лембергс тогда не выдержал и сравнил выходки натовских солдат с поведением оккупантов, не признающих ни моральных норм цивилизованного общества, ни законов страны.То ли еще будет...Я считаю, что человек, который пришел на твою землю "творить добро", "нести идеи демократии" и "защищать от внешних угроз" не имеет никакого морального права вести себя как свинья по отношению к местному населению, а если он так делает, то уже местному населению стоит серьезно задуматься. Хотя, конечно, всему цивилизованному миру уже давно стало ясно, что страны Прибалтики ни США, ни лидеры ЕС не уважают.И на этом фоне, когда я услышала заявление главы департамента информации Службы внешней разведки Эстонии Микка Маррана о том, что Москва может быть причастной к провоцированию драк, которые устраивают прибывшие военные НАТО с местным населением стран Прибалтики, я рассмеялась в голос. Зачем Москве тратить свое время и ресурсы на такие глупости, если прибалтов и без нее натовские вояки на одном месте уже вертят и будут вертеть еще жестче. Но главный вопрос, конечно, в другом, а действительно ли придуманный властями миф о "российской угрозе" страшнее реальной угрозы, которую несут натовские солдаты?Источник: http://so-l.ru/news/show/estoniya_boitsya_chto_moskva_budet_provocirovat_voe(http://so-l.ru/news/show/...)

22 февраля, 02:41

Натовским солдатам позволили вести себя в Прибалтике как в зоне оккупации

Натовские военные в Прибалтике отметились новым инцидентом.

22 февраля, 02:19

Why It Matters What President Trump Eats

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It appears that one of the most visible achievements of Michelle Obama’s legacy as first lady will live on in the Trump White House: her garden. First lady Melania Trump announced last week that she would preserve the White House vegetable garden planted in 2009. It came as a surprise to many nutrition advocates and food policy experts, who had expressed fears that Michelle Obama’s garden and the health and nutrition initiatives it symbolized could be endangered under the Trump administration. Some advocates, including Michael Jacobson, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, are lauding the new first lady for expressing a commitment to the garden. “I would give them credit for keeping the garden,” Jacobson told The Huffington Post, “and I hope they eat some of the food that comes from that garden.” Still, individuals like Jacobson are trying not to read too much into it, given the scant details yet known of the Trump administration’s food policy plans. “Best to wait and see,” New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle said by email. “It’s hard to keep up with alarms from the White House, let alone potential alarms.” There is legitimate cause for concern, however. Prior to the election, the Trump campaign called for “eliminating” the “FDA food police,” indicating that food safety protections could be at risk. A memo from Trump’s agriculture advisory committee suggested a shift toward conventional, non-organic agriculture. The House Freedom Caucus is also pushing Trump to dismantle the improved school lunch nutrition standards Michelle Obama endorsed, a request it appears the president could be amenable to. Further, Trump’s choice as agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, has raised concerns for dismissing climate change warnings as “a running joke,” despite the fact that farming is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Trump’s late selection of Perdue, some in the farm industry have feared, could also indicate that food and farming programs are a low priority. “The current stance of this administration looks horrible on any number of fronts, and it shows no respect for economics or science generally, starting with climate change,” Jacobson told HuffPost. “I think things look very grim.” In the absence of concrete food policies, Trump’s personal dietary choices carry added significance in the eyes of some experts. A new report published earlier this month showed that Trump, frequently seen chomping down on KFC buckets and McDonald’s Big Macs on the campaign trail, has cut back on the fast food but still eats an unbalanced diet. According to the report, by Axios’ Jonathan Swan and Mike Allen, Trump’s diet in the White House mostly follows a “steak-and-potatoes narrative” but also includes some fish and seafood, Cobb salads and vegetables. It appears he rarely eats fruits or nuts and typically snacks on Lay’s potato chips and cream-filled Keebler cookies. This represents a big contrast to former President Barack Obama, who named broccoli as a favorite food and had a penchant for snacking on M&M-free trail mix. Trump’s food preferences indicate to Richard McCarthy, executive director of Slow Food USA, that “food and food policy may not be very near and dear to his heart” — at least not the type of locally-grown, sustainably-produced healthy foods promoted by the so-called good food movement. “If anything, it’s the anti-intellectualism of the 1950s, steak-and-potato dinners that are politically and culturally projected and defended as ‘American,’” McCarthy said. “The food movement, with its farmers markets, CSAs and preventative health, is almost the opposite of what he’d want to be aligned with.” McCarthy believes fledging USDA programs, such as community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs and farm-to-school initiatives, could be threatened by a Trump administration that doesn’t appear all that interested. “These programs are young and vulnerable,” McCarthy said, adding that he believes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program “food stamp” and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition programs could also face cuts. “They don’t have huge lobby institutions to keep them afloat in a time where the political imagination is one of economic scarcity.” White House officials did not respond to a request for comment on Trump’s food policy priorities. Despite all the unknowns, Jacobson is confident that already-growing consumer demand for healthful, sustainable options will continue to build in a way that may sway policy. “There’s a lot of momentum for Americans eating healthier diets and companies, big and small, producing healthier foods,” Jacobson said. “I don’t think everything will be reversed or that people are going to resume drinking soda pop at the rate they were drinking it 15 years ago.” ―― Joseph Erbentraut covers promising innovations and challenges in the areas of food, water, agriculture and our climate. Follow Erbentraut on Twitter at @robojojo. Tips? Email [email protected] -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

22 февраля, 02:19

Why It Matters What President Trump Eats

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It appears that one of the most visible achievements of Michelle Obama’s legacy as first lady will live on in the Trump White House: her garden. First lady Melania Trump announced last week that she would preserve the White House vegetable garden planted in 2009. It came as a surprise to many nutrition advocates and food policy experts, who had expressed fears that Michelle Obama’s garden and the health and nutrition initiatives it symbolized could be endangered under the Trump administration. Some advocates, including Michael Jacobson, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, are lauding the new first lady for expressing a commitment to the garden. “I would give them credit for keeping the garden,” Jacobson told The Huffington Post, “and I hope they eat some of the food that comes from that garden.” Still, individuals like Jacobson are trying not to read too much into it, given the scant details yet known of the Trump administration’s food policy plans. “Best to wait and see,” New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle said by email. “It’s hard to keep up with alarms from the White House, let alone potential alarms.” There is legitimate cause for concern, however. Prior to the election, the Trump campaign called for “eliminating” the “FDA food police,” indicating that food safety protections could be at risk. A memo from Trump’s agriculture advisory committee suggested a shift toward conventional, non-organic agriculture. The House Freedom Caucus is also pushing Trump to dismantle the improved school lunch nutrition standards Michelle Obama endorsed, a request it appears the president could be amenable to. Further, Trump’s choice as agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, has raised concerns for dismissing climate change warnings as “a running joke,” despite the fact that farming is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Trump’s late selection of Perdue, some in the farm industry have feared, could also indicate that food and farming programs are a low priority. “The current stance of this administration looks horrible on any number of fronts, and it shows no respect for economics or science generally, starting with climate change,” Jacobson told HuffPost. “I think things look very grim.” In the absence of concrete food policies, Trump’s personal dietary choices carry added significance in the eyes of some experts. A new report published earlier this month showed that Trump, frequently seen chomping down on KFC buckets and McDonald’s Big Macs on the campaign trail, has cut back on the fast food but still eats an unbalanced diet. According to the report, by Axios’ Jonathan Swan and Mike Allen, Trump’s diet in the White House mostly follows a “steak-and-potatoes narrative” but also includes some fish and seafood, Cobb salads and vegetables. It appears he rarely eats fruits or nuts and typically snacks on Lay’s potato chips and cream-filled Keebler cookies. This represents a big contrast to former President Barack Obama, who named broccoli as a favorite food and had a penchant for snacking on M&M-free trail mix. Trump’s food preferences indicate to Richard McCarthy, executive director of Slow Food USA, that “food and food policy may not be very near and dear to his heart” — at least not the type of locally-grown, sustainably-produced healthy foods promoted by the so-called good food movement. “If anything, it’s the anti-intellectualism of the 1950s, steak-and-potato dinners that are politically and culturally projected and defended as ‘American,’” McCarthy said. “The food movement, with its farmers markets, CSAs and preventative health, is almost the opposite of what he’d want to be aligned with.” McCarthy believes fledging USDA programs, such as community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs and farm-to-school initiatives, could be threatened by a Trump administration that doesn’t appear all that interested. “These programs are young and vulnerable,” McCarthy said, adding that he believes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program “food stamp” and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition programs could also face cuts. “They don’t have huge lobby institutions to keep them afloat in a time where the political imagination is one of economic scarcity.” White House officials did not respond to a request for comment on Trump’s food policy priorities. Despite all the unknowns, Jacobson is confident that already-growing consumer demand for healthful, sustainable options will continue to build in a way that may sway policy. “There’s a lot of momentum for Americans eating healthier diets and companies, big and small, producing healthier foods,” Jacobson said. “I don’t think everything will be reversed or that people are going to resume drinking soda pop at the rate they were drinking it 15 years ago.” ―― Joseph Erbentraut covers promising innovations and challenges in the areas of food, water, agriculture and our climate. Follow Erbentraut on Twitter at @robojojo. Tips? Email [email protected] -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 февраля, 22:37

10 Strange but Powerful Habits That Can Boost Your Career

What kind of weird but effective habits and rituals can you use to set yourself apart? Here are 10, some which can set you up for career success.

21 февраля, 19:19

This McDonald’s Cook Helped Raise The Minimum Wage. Now He Wonders if Trump Will Lower It.

WASHINGTON ― The first time Luis Chiliquinga went on strike, he joined fellow fast-food workers and marched into his McDonald’s inside the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. He wasn’t satisfied with his $8.25-per-hour wage, and he was tired of burning his hands on hot grease. As the strikers chanted, Chiliquinga walked right up to his manager and held up a protest sign. “I wasn’t scared,” Chiliquinga says of that first walkout, in 2013. If anyone seemed nervous, the 67-year-old says with a smile, it was management: “They were scared.” Chiliquinga has taken part in more than a dozen strikes and protests since then, all of them pillorying federal contractors for paying low wages and opposing unionization among their workers. The rabble-rousing has led to concrete gains. Chiliquinga now earns $12.77 per hour and gets paid time off. He doesn’t believe he’d have either if not for the pressure fast-food workers like himself brought to bear on employers and politicians. Yet Chiliquinga and his striking colleagues accomplished much more than that. They helped shape federal policy in a way that affects hundreds of thousands of other workers. Several of President Barack Obama’s executive orders may not have been issued at all if not for the courage of low-wage contract workers in Washington. Chiliquinga should know: He was invited to stand at Obama’s side in the White House when one of them was signed. Under President Donald Trump, those gains may not be permanent. While on the campaign trail, Trump promised to unwind Obama’s executive orders, and he has already started to make good on that pledge. Chiliquinga wonders if some of the progress he and his co-workers made could be vacated with the stroke of a pen ― even though Trump vowed to bring back good jobs and raise wages for struggling workers like him. “We fought very hard,” says Chiliquinga, a father of three. “We expect a living wage, not a minimum wage. It’s dignity. That’s why we pursued it.” Chiliquinga, who immigrated from Ecuador in 1996, lives in a group house with family in suburban Maryland, about 40 miles from the Air and Space Museum. The commute alone costs him more than an hour’s pay each day. In 2013, he joined a new, union-backed worker group called Good Jobs Nation, made up of D.C.-area fast food workers, janitors and cooks, all of them employed on federal properties. They wanted to call attention to the fact that the federal government underwrites a lot of poverty jobs. If the labor of people like Chiliquinga is funded by taxpayers, they argued, then their employers should be held to a higher standard. They called upon the Obama administration to use the federal government’s contracting power to improve pay and working conditions on federal properties around the country. The workers found allies in prominent liberal members of Congress, like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). They held rallies, filed complaints against their employers, and appealed directly to the White House. Soon, the president got the message. In 2014, Obama announced that he would set a minimum wage of $10.10 for all workers employed under federal contracts, including people in fast-food joints at government buildings. Democrats wanted to set a nationwide minimum wage at the same level, but Republicans would not give that proposal a vote. Through his executive order, Obama made sure at least some workers would be paid a higher wage. A few months later, the Obama administration issued another executive order, this one creating a new rule punishing contractors with a history of labor law violations. The rule was crafted with input from Chiliquinga’s group. If a firm had a record of ripping off workers or putting them in danger, then the rule would make it harder for them to secure contracts with the government. The idea was to encourage contractors to treat their workers decently if they want to benefit from taxpayer money. Then Obama signed a third executive order related to federal contracts, this one guaranteeing paid sick days for workers. Democrats sought a nationwide paid leave law, but Republicans blocked that proposal just like the minimum wage. The White House estimated the executive order would bring roughly 300,000 workers up to seven sick days per year. Taken together, the executive actions represent a stunning success for the workers’ campaign. Powerful labor groups like the Service Employees International Union lobbied the White House for the reforms, but it was people like Chiliquinga walking off the job that created the public pressure for them. Just as the broader Fight for $15 spurred minimum-wage hikes coast to coast, it was the sight of federal contract workers taking to the streets that gave Obama the mandate to take unilateral action. “It was a consequence of our struggle. If we don’t do strikes, that might never happen,” Chiliquinga explains. “The government needs pressure. They are always under the pressure of the companies. If workers don’t make pressure, then they don’t move.” We fought very hard We expect a living wage, not a minimum wage. It’s dignity. That’s why we pursued it. Luis Chiliquinga Already, some of that success has started to unravel since Obama left office. Earlier this month, House Republicans used an arcane procedural maneuver in an effort to undo the new rule barring companies that had committed wage theft from getting new contracts. Chiliquinga and his colleagues showed up at the Capitol to protest the vote, chasing after Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) in an effort to confront her over gutting the new worker protections.  If the Senate follows suit, the Labor Department will be forbidden from moving forward with Obama’s executive order, known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule. (It is already tied up in court, blocked by a temporary injunction.) By using the Congressional Review Act to kill it, Republicans would assure that the same rule cannot be revived in the future. Trump could reverse the minimum-wage and paid-leave measures, too, by writing his own executive orders vacating them. But doing so may not be worth the political costs. The minimum wage for contractors has become less relevant as more states and the District of Columbia raise their own minimum wages. Meanwhile, Americans overwhelmingly like the idea of hiking the wage floor and requiring employers to provide paid leave. If Trump wanted to abolish Obama’s rules and lower the minimum wage for cont, he would be taking positions out of step with most voters. Still, Trump has made clear he intends to strip regulations, pare back oversight and make life much easier for employers. Chiliquinga says he tries not to think about what Trump may do to the executive orders he and his co-workers helped make a reality. If they are wiped out, it won’t diminish the sense of accomplishment he feels. And if they stand, it won’t change his belief that Trump will work for the executives in the boardroom rather than cooks in the kitchen. “His vision of the economy is in his interests, not workers’,” Chiliquinga says. “That’s why we need to increase the pressure. We have to use our whole heart, and our whole mind, because it’s the only way to change our conditions.” Sign up for the HuffPost Must Reads newsletter. 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21 февраля, 19:19

This McDonald’s Cook Helped Raise The Minimum Wage. Now He Wonders if Trump Will Lower It.

WASHINGTON ― The first time Luis Chiliquinga went on strike, he joined fellow fast-food workers and marched into his McDonald’s inside the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. He wasn’t satisfied with his $8.25-per-hour wage, and he was tired of burning his hands on hot grease. As the strikers chanted, Chiliquinga walked right up to his manager and held up a protest sign. “I wasn’t scared,” Chiliquinga says of that first walkout, in 2013. If anyone seemed nervous, the 67-year-old says with a smile, it was management: “They were scared.” Chiliquinga has taken part in more than a dozen strikes and protests since then, all of them pillorying federal contractors for paying low wages and opposing unionization among their workers. The rabble-rousing has led to concrete gains. Chiliquinga now earns $12.77 per hour and gets paid time off. He doesn’t believe he’d have either if not for the pressure fast-food workers like himself brought to bear on employers and politicians. Yet Chiliquinga and his striking colleagues accomplished much more than that. They helped shape federal policy in a way that affects hundreds of thousands of other workers. Several of President Barack Obama’s executive orders may not have been issued at all if not for the courage of low-wage contract workers in Washington. Chiliquinga should know: He was invited to stand at Obama’s side in the White House when one of them was signed. Under President Donald Trump, those gains may not be permanent. While on the campaign trail, Trump promised to unwind Obama’s executive orders, and he has already started to make good on that pledge. Chiliquinga wonders if some of the progress he and his co-workers made could be vacated with the stroke of a pen ― even though Trump vowed to bring back good jobs and raise wages for struggling workers like him. “We fought very hard,” says Chiliquinga, a father of three. “We expect a living wage, not a minimum wage. It’s dignity. That’s why we pursued it.” Chiliquinga, who immigrated from Ecuador in 1996, lives in a group house with family in suburban Maryland, about 40 miles from the Air and Space Museum. The commute alone costs him more than an hour’s pay each day. In 2013, he joined a new, union-backed worker group called Good Jobs Nation, made up of D.C.-area fast food workers, janitors and cooks, all of them employed on federal properties. They wanted to call attention to the fact that the federal government underwrites a lot of poverty jobs. If the labor of people like Chiliquinga is funded by taxpayers, they argued, then their employers should be held to a higher standard. They called upon the Obama administration to use the federal government’s contracting power to improve pay and working conditions on federal properties around the country. The workers found allies in prominent liberal members of Congress, like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). They held rallies, filed complaints against their employers, and appealed directly to the White House. Soon, the president got the message. In 2014, Obama announced that he would set a minimum wage of $10.10 for all workers employed under federal contracts, including people in fast-food joints at government buildings. Democrats wanted to set a nationwide minimum wage at the same level, but Republicans would not give that proposal a vote. Through his executive order, Obama made sure at least some workers would be paid a higher wage. A few months later, the Obama administration issued another executive order, this one creating a new rule punishing contractors with a history of labor law violations. The rule was crafted with input from Chiliquinga’s group. If a firm had a record of ripping off workers or putting them in danger, then the rule would make it harder for them to secure contracts with the government. The idea was to encourage contractors to treat their workers decently if they want to benefit from taxpayer money. Then Obama signed a third executive order related to federal contracts, this one guaranteeing paid sick days for workers. Democrats sought a nationwide paid leave law, but Republicans blocked that proposal just like the minimum wage. The White House estimated the executive order would bring roughly 300,000 workers up to seven sick days per year. Taken together, the executive actions represent a stunning success for the workers’ campaign. Powerful labor groups like the Service Employees International Union lobbied the White House for the reforms, but it was people like Chiliquinga walking off the job that created the public pressure for them. Just as the broader Fight for $15 spurred minimum-wage hikes coast to coast, it was the sight of federal contract workers taking to the streets that gave Obama the mandate to take unilateral action. “It was a consequence of our struggle. If we don’t do strikes, that might never happen,” Chiliquinga explains. “The government needs pressure. They are always under the pressure of the companies. If workers don’t make pressure, then they don’t move.” We fought very hard We expect a living wage, not a minimum wage. It’s dignity. That’s why we pursued it. Luis Chiliquinga Already, some of that success has started to unravel since Obama left office. Earlier this month, House Republicans used an arcane procedural maneuver in an effort to undo the new rule barring companies that had committed wage theft from getting new contracts. Chiliquinga and his colleagues showed up at the Capitol to protest the vote, chasing after Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) in an effort to confront her over gutting the new worker protections.  If the Senate follows suit, the Labor Department will be forbidden from moving forward with Obama’s executive order, known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule. (It is already tied up in court, blocked by a temporary injunction.) By using the Congressional Review Act to kill it, Republicans would assure that the same rule cannot be revived in the future. Trump could reverse the minimum-wage and paid-leave measures, too, by writing his own executive orders vacating them. But doing so may not be worth the political costs. The minimum wage for contractors has become less relevant as more states and the District of Columbia raise their own minimum wages. Meanwhile, Americans overwhelmingly like the idea of hiking the wage floor and requiring employers to provide paid leave. If Trump wanted to abolish Obama’s rules and lower the minimum wage for cont, he would be taking positions out of step with most voters. Still, Trump has made clear he intends to strip regulations, pare back oversight and make life much easier for employers. Chiliquinga says he tries not to think about what Trump may do to the executive orders he and his co-workers helped make a reality. If they are wiped out, it won’t diminish the sense of accomplishment he feels. And if they stand, it won’t change his belief that Trump will work for the executives in the boardroom rather than cooks in the kitchen. “His vision of the economy is in his interests, not workers’,” Chiliquinga says. “That’s why we need to increase the pressure. We have to use our whole heart, and our whole mind, because it’s the only way to change our conditions.” Sign up for the HuffPost Must Reads newsletter. Each Sunday, we will bring you the best original reporting, long form writing and breaking news from The Huffington Post and around the web, plus behind-the-scenes looks at how it’s all made. Click here to sign up! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 февраля, 18:05

In 1 Chart, What Your Favorite Fast-Food Items Would Cost With $15 Minimum Wage

Melissa Quinn Politics, Here’s how prices at some of the most popular fast-food restaurants would change with a $15-an-hour minimum wage. For Americans hitting the drive-thru at their local McDonald’s, a $15-an-hour minimum wage could hit them in their wallets. According to a January report released by James Sherk, a former research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation, fast-food prices would rise by 38 percent under a $15-an-hour minimum wage and cause a 36 percent drop in employment. Sherk’s research comes after several cities and states across the country voted to raise their minimum wages, with increases typically phased in over the next five years. Additionally, several Democrats have advocated a $15-an-hour minimum wage at the federal level, as does Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who spoke about the need for an increase to the federal minimum wage while campaigning for president last year. In his paper, Sherk said that raising the minimum wage would lead to higher labor costs for fast-food restaurants. Restaurant owners operating on already slim profit margins would then need to raise their prices. Those higher menu prices would have a direct impact on customers who frequent fast-food establishments. Here’s how prices at some of the most popular fast-food restaurants would change with a $15-an-hour minimum wage. This first appeared in The Daily Signal here. Read full article

21 февраля, 16:31

Impinj (PI) Misses Q4 Earnings Estimates, Shares Plunge

Shares of Impinj Inc. (PI) declined 11.85% to close at $31.17 on Feb 17, following the company's fourth-quarter 2016 results.

28 сентября 2016, 15:05

ГЕОэкономика. "Обмен любезностями" ведет к экономической войне

Акции крупнейшего банка Германии Deutsche рухнули до минимума начала 80-х годов прошлого века. Так инвесторы реагируют на претензии американских властей к немецкому банку. Ранее другие крупные европейские компании подвергались атаке со стороны США. Европейские власти в ответ на это не молчат. Такой обмен любезностями между союзниками больше напоминает начало крупномасштабной экономической войны, что может привести финансовые рынки к коллапсу по образцу 2008 года. Об этом в программе "Геоэкономика" расскажет Александр Кареевский.

31 января 2015, 15:22

Первый "Макдональдс" Советского Союза

Фотографии, запечатлевшие историю открытия первого "Макдональдса" в Москве, СССР, состоявшегося 31 января 1990 года.                                 Источник.

11 декабря 2013, 22:10

Карта Мира

Глобальная плотность населения.  Внутри этого круга живет больше человек, чем на всей остальной территории планеты.   Под катом еще несколько десятков местами интересных карт, местами таких, над которыми можно ухмыльнуться, а местами таких над которыми можно поржать. Вот какая карта вам показалась самая бредовая ? Мой вариант я вам покажу в конце поста .  Итак смотрите …  Карта захвата мира соцсетями     Сравнительная плотность населения. Карта мира разделена на 7 частей, в каждой из которых живет 1 млрд. человек   Количество ученых на 1 млн. человек   Карта использования традиционной метрической системы измерения   Потребление алкоголя на душу населения   Карта вида движения на дорогах   Уровень потребления кофе   Средний возраст начала половой жизни   Карта уровня IQ   Популярность видов алкогольных напитков   Карта отношения населения стран к туристам   Карта уровня ожирения   Самый длинный морской путь Самый длинный путь по воде можно совершить, отправившись из Пакистана к полуострову Камчатка. Его протяженность составит 32 187 километров   Карта самых популярных фамилий   Карта растительности на Земле   Карта частоты ударов молний   Плотность населения Австралии. 98% населения Австралии численностью в 22,5 миллиона человек живет на площади, отмеченной белым цветом. И только 2% (500 тыс. человек) живет на территории, отмеченной желтым   Часовые пояса в Антарктике   Зеркальное отражение Северного и Южного полушарий относительно Экватора   Карта счастья   Карта систем письменности   Самые высокооплачиваемые общественные профессии в США   Карта вторжения англичан. Только 22 страны в мире никогда не подвергались вторжению англичан.   Карта угрозы водного кризиса   Карта мира в флагах   Плотность населения в отдельных городах   Карта популярных видов спорта   Карта размеров груди   Карта размеров пенисов   Доступность сервиса просмотра улиц от Google   Распространенность McDonald’s в мире. Самый загруженный McDonald’s в мире находится в Москве на Пушкинской площади. Он же является самым большим McDonalds’s в мире с площадью более 2500 квадратных метров. Ресторан имеет 700 посадочных мест и 20-метровую стойку с 27 кассами и обслужил за свою историю 250 миллионов гостей.   Карта известных брендов по штатам США     Количество рыжеволосых людей на территории Европы   Самые популярные веб-браузеры в мире (2012)   Страны, наиболее и наименее дружелюбные к иностранцам   Количество детей на семью в мире   Карта интенсивности света в мире    Кликабельно 3000 рх Как то нас размазало совсем по карте :-)    Кликабельно 2000 рх 203186 землетрясений, магнитудой 4,0 балла и выше, произошедших с 1898 по 2003 год, отобразил на этой карте John Nelson. Слева Евразия, справа Америка, по центру Тихий океан. Выбирайте места для ПМЖ аккуратнее :-)   А теперь то, что мне показалось совсем бредовым. Вот например смотрите : Карта уровня IQ Может я чего то не знаю, но не уж то у Монголии самый высокий IQ ? Да и с Китаем на самом деле все очень спорно …    А вот например интересная Карта истории, а вот Среднестатистический портрет женщин разных стран, ну и кто то с удовольствием вспомнит Как менялись границы государств в Европе с 1142 по 2012 годы  Оригинал статьи находится на сайте ИнфоГлаз.рф Ссылка на статью, с которой сделана эта копия - http://infoglaz.ru/?p=39210