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  • Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service |

    08/06/2016 10:58:18 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 18 replies
    Komando ^ | 08/05/2016 | Mark Jones
    Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service | August 5, 2016 Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service By Mark Jones, Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service Life in the United States military can be tough. Your life can be put in danger at any moment, whether you are in a war zone, or simply patrolling a U.S. base. It's stressful for you, your family and everyone who cares about you. Having access to reliable phone service is...
  • Health insurance isn't a year-round thing anymore

    04/04/2014 8:09:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 4/4/14 | CONNIE CASS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year. Not anymore. Many people who didn't sign up during the government's open enrollment period that ended Monday will soon find it difficult or impossible to get insured this year, even if they go directly to a private company and money is no object. For some it's already too late. With limited exceptions, insurers are refusing to sell to individuals after the enrollment period for and the...
  • Danish children enter fourth week of no school

    04/24/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 04/24/2013 @ 08:26 | Honor Mahony
    Grandparents are being roped into help, companies are turning themselves into temporary crèches, and employees are being forced to take leave as Denmark enters its fourth week of a teacher lockout. Since 1 April, around 875,000 children, aged from six to 16 years, have been unable to attend school after a breakdown in talks between the teachers’ union and local government over the setting of working conditions for the coming years. The deadlock, affecting 69,000 teachers, has had profound effects in a society where it is normal for both parents to work. … The standoff is over the length of...
  • Is the Lockout/Lockdown Approach to School Lockdowns Dangerous?

    04/19/2013 9:16:09 PM PDT · by Altariel · 6 replies
    Campus Safety Magazine ^ | December 2012 | CampusSafetyMagazine In this video, Safe Havens Int'l Executive Director Mike Dorn discusses his concerns regarding the reliability of school lockouts/lockdowns.
  • NHL lockout is over; players, owners reach tentative CBA deal after 16-hour talks

    01/06/2013 2:57:13 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 1/6/13 | Greg Wyshynski
    It took 16 hours of talks in New York on Saturday, with concessions from both sides. It took 113 days. A total of 625 regular-season games were sacrificed, or over half the 2012-13 season. It took months of bitter sniping, petty politics, false hope and broken hearts.
  • NHL disagrees with NHLPA labor filings in Canada

    09/11/2012 7:27:12 AM PDT · by airborne · 7 replies
    NHL website ^ | 9/10/12 | By Dan Rosen - Senior Writer
    Members of three Canadian-based teams are attempting to use provincial law to contest the legality of a potential lockout by the National Hockey League owners. The National Hockey League Players' Association believes that laws in the provinces of both Alberta and Quebec would make the potential lockout unlawful. "The filings are intended to interfere with the broader labor negotiating process," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Monday. "They will have absolutely zero impact on the broader negotiation, or on the deal we ultimately agree on." According to the NHLPA, the fact that the Union is not recognized by the Quebec...
  • Con Ed Locks Out Workers Following Failed Contract Talks

    07/01/2012 4:49:29 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 22 replies
    NY1 News ^ | 7/1/12 | NY1 News
    Con Ed officials said they offered to extend the current contract until July 14 in an effort to reach a new deal, and sent NY1 a signed document showing it made the offer. The company says it dismissed the workers because it could not get assurances from the union that it would not call a sudden strike. The utility also says the contract extension offer remained on the table. "We offered a two-week extension of the current contract letting all of the members continue to work this week and the next, as long as there was no threat of a...
  • NBA Players Who Thought It'd Be A Great Idea To Play In China During Lockout, Now Stuck There

    11/28/2011 8:59:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2011 | Tony Manfred
    NBA players like Kenyon Martin and JR Smith will have to finish out the contracts they signed with their Chinese teams this summer, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports. These players would have been sitting pretty if the NBA cancelled the entire season. But that didn't happen. And now they're stuck in China while everyone else gets to play NBA hoops. Here's what a source told Yahoo!: "They can play, get paid (in China), and return to NBA in March. Or they can not get paid, and return to NBA in March." Ouch. It looks like the Nuggets — who will...
  • BREAKING: NBA Players and Owners Reach A Tentative Agreement To End The Lockout

    11/26/2011 1:33:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/26/2011 | Ariel Sandler
    Sometimes, dreams really do come true. The NBA and its players have reached a tentative agreement to end the five-month-long lockout and begin play on Christmas Day, as first reported by Ken Berger. Both players and owners must agree to a final vote of approval, but that is merely a formality at this point. After 16 hours of discussions Friday (and into Saturday morning), David Stern and Billy Hunter held a joint press conference just before 4 a.m. announcing the long-awaited handshake deal. “We’ve reached a tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals…but we’re optimistic that it...
  • Police confirm racial slurs, symbols at North Dakota sugar plant

    09/13/2011 6:01:52 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 9-13-11 | ap
    <p>GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Police say union supporters have directed racial slurs and racist symbols at replacement workers and security personnel outside an American Crystal Sugar plant in North Dakota.</p>
  • Fires reported at North Dakota, Minnesota sugar plants

    09/10/2011 12:23:29 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-10-11 | ap
    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. are blaming fires at plants in Drayton and in East Grand Forks, Minn., on inexperienced replacement workers hired to take over harvesting duties. Company spokesman Jeff Schweitzer said the fires happened in pulp dryers Thursday at the plant in Drayton and on Friday at the East Grand Forks plant. No one was hurt. East Grand Forks Fire Chief Randy Gust said a pulp dryer fire isn't unusual and that his department responds to about one each year. Union spokesman Mark Froemke said the company won't share information about...
  • Labor fight in sugar beet land

    07/26/2011 11:30:01 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    mpls star tribune ^ | 7-26-11 | Mike Hughlett
    American Crystal Sugar threatens a lockout, which would be the company's first work stoppage since 1981. When the first sugar beets ripen and the Red River ... A lockout would affect three Minnesota plants -- in Moorhead, East Grand Forks and Crookston -- and mills in Hillsboro and Drayton, N.D. The last time American Crystal Sugar had a work stoppage was in 1981, when the union struck for almost a month. Union representatives say American Crystal Sugar's contract proposal would dismantle seniority rights and allow the company to contract out union jobs to outside firms. There also is disagreement over...

    07/16/2011 9:47:18 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 22 replies · 1+ views
    brainiac | today | random e-mail spam
    NFL Lockout - Can You Help. . . Can You Help? Since September 11, 2001, Americans have come together as never before in our generation. We have banded together to overcome adversity. We have weathered direct attacks on our own soil, wars overseas, corporate/government scandal, layoffs, unemployment, stock price plunges, droughts, fires, mad cow, SARS, high gasoline prices, and a myriad of economic and physical disasters both great and small. But now, we must come together once again to overcome our greatest challenge yet. Hundreds of professional football players in our very own nation are going to be locked out,...
  • Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout

    07/07/2011 7:56:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Funny or Die ^ | Funny or Die
    An Iowa corn farmer (Taylor Lautner), hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a football field in his fields; he does, and the National Football League comes. Three minute video at:
  • NBA lockout puts 2011-12 season in jeopardy

    07/01/2011 6:28:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The NBA's thrilling season came with a high price tag. LeBron James' move to Miami and Dirk Nowitzki's title in Dallas couldn't hide a simple fact: Owners insisted they were losing money, perhaps $300 million this season, and they weren't interested in subsidizing a system they felt guaranteed they would keep losing more. So the NBA locked out its players Thursday night, a long-expected move that puts the 2011-12 season in jeopardy and comes as the NFL is trying to end its own work stoppage. The NBA lockout began at 9:01 p.m. PDT. It will last until players and owners...
  • When Will NFL Lockout End?

    06/28/2011 11:16:29 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 40 replies
    Myself | 06/28/2011 | Captain Peter Blood
    The NFL and players are rapidly approaching the "Moment of Truth" in their negotiations for a 2011 football season. Personally I thought they would have put together a deal by now. With July on the horizon, training camps would be or already would have started. Most of these players probably haven't been working out and getting the conditioning they normally would have prior to training camp.As a result you have to wonder what kind of shape many of these players will be in. My prediction is that if there is not deal in place by Friday, July 1st, then the...
  • Ravens' Lewis: Crime will rise if season lost

    05/22/2011 11:12:46 AM PDT · by freebilly · 29 replies
    Espn ^ | May 22, 2011 | Espn Staff
    One of the consequences of a lost NFL season will be an increase in crime, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said in a wide-raging one-on-one interview with ESPN. "Do this research if we don't have a season -- watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game," Lewis told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio....
  • Judge to force NFL, players to talk

    04/11/2011 2:52:47 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 8 replies
    FoxSports ^ | 04/11/2011 | Staff
    A federal judge ordered the NFL and the players to resume mediation on Thursday before a judge, The Washington Post reported Monday. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ordered talks to resume in three days before Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan in Minneapolis. However, Boylan will not have the authority to force the sides into a settlement.
  • Unpleasant surprise from new Ford automobile

    03/26/2011 7:49:43 AM PDT · by chickadee · 114 replies
    3/26/11 | Self
    Yesterday, I decided to take my relatively new car out for a spin. Due to a combination of ugly winter weather and health issues, I hadn't driven the car in a couple of months and wanted to give it a spin to keep its "juices" flowing. I got in the car and tried to start it. Nothing. All the symbols lit up and went nuts, but no sound of cranking. Fortunately, Ford gives new owners 5 years of Roadside Assistance. Ford's service responded quickly and professionally. The technician came prepared with a "box" to start the car in my garage....
  • No Lock-Out Coverage for Obama in NY Times, But Bush's Door Flub Was Front-Page News

    03/25/2011 4:15:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/25/11 | Clay Waters
    President Obama arrived home to the White House on Wednesday from his five-day trip to Latin America and found himself locked out of the French doors to the Oval Office, as captured by several news organizations. My Media Research Center colleague Tim Graham reminded me that back on Nov. 21, 2005, the New York Times published on its front page a photo of President George W. Bush making a face after trying to leave a press conference in Beijing through a locked door, accompanied by an article that mentioned the gaffe.