Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin M ar-a-Lago, former president Donald Trump’s private club-cum-legal residence at the center of an investigation into his handling of classified government documents, has relied on temporary foreign workers to keep the sprawling estate humming. Last year, the Trump Organization sought 87 foreign workers for the Palm Beach property, up from 78 a few years earlier. It’s not clear how many were hired but no doubt at least some likely had backstage access to political theater (maybe even scraps of presidential records floating in toilets ). On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Mar-a-Lago, with one of Trump’s attorneys confirming the agency’s search related to an investigation into his handling of classified documents. This year, as the labor market is even tighter, with just 2.8% unemployment, Mar-a-Lago is looking to bring on 91 temporary foreign workers . (That previously unreported number … [Read more...] about Mar-A-Lago Is Looking To Hire 91 Foreign Workers This Year
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Most professionals spend at least 40 hours a week (more or less) working towards being better and getting further in their careers. With the concept of work-life balance gaining traction, especially among Millennials entering the work force, there have to be ways to spend time away from the office while still bettering your skill set. I have five incredibly simple cheats that help me use my free time to my advantage--without spending my weekends in the office or cranking out emails: 1. Take a splurge day. It may seem obvious. Take a splurge day, do whatever the hell makes you happy, for an entire day. Sometimes I use my splurge day to eat all of my favorite meals. Once, after a particularly grueling travel schedule, I used my splurge day to sleep for 30 hours. Whatever you feel like your body needs to recharge and re-energize--do that. And take it one step further. Unplug for the day. Resist the urge to catalogue your entire day on social media, or sneak a … [Read more...] about 5 Things the Smartest People Do After Work (No, It’s Not Checking Emails)
The pandemic almost killed the open office plan . Immersive sound wants to save it. In an attempt to make open offices more attractive--once employees do come back--some office design companies are toying with immersive sound. Certain sounds, or tonalities, that incorporate a range of biophilic notes (which may stem from nature, like gentle ocean waves or the rhythm of soft rain drops) can evoke emotions, warm feelings, and may even drive productivity . They're betting both companies and employees will like the sound of their pitch. One immersive sound offering, dubbed Made Music Journey, is the product of a partnership between Made Music Studio, a global sound studio based in New York City, and Spatial, an Emeryville, California, audio software platform. The duo announced the partnership last November, and have since been signing up unknown numbers of companies--which means some office workers will be greeted with immersive sonic experiences upon their return to the … [Read more...] about What Will the Office of the Future Sound Like? Cue the Wind Instruments
The interior of Hyundai Card Art Library in Itaewon, central Seoul. [HYUNDAI CARD] A library dedicated to art enthusiasts has opened its doors in Itaewon, central Seoul. Neatly stacked on its shelves are original publications of art books — a significant amount of which are quite rare. Hyundai Card opened Art Library on Tuesday, the fifth in its library series following Design Library, Travel Library, Music Library and Cooking Library. Art Library is located on the second floor of Hyundai Card Vinyl & Plastic, a music store. It is not the first time for the credit card company to be at the forefront of cultural spaces. Storage by Hyundai Card, located on the basement floor of the Hyundai Card Vinyl & Plastic building, is an art exhibition space that has proven popular, especially among the younger generation. Music Library houses a rare vinyl collection from legends like Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. Visitors can listen to the vinyl freely by using turntables available … [Read more...] about Hyundai Card opens Art Library, filled with contemporary art books, in Itaewon
This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on August 1, 2022 - August 07, 2022. The Zhongshan Building, which was built in the 1950s, has been restored at a cost of RM1 million and now houses an arts and research community (Photo by Patrick Goh/The Edge) - A + A Kuala Lumpur is an amazing city. The mix of old and new buildings juxtaposed with pockets of greenery presents a tropical feel that only a few cities can boast of. As the city moves with the times, what is to be done to the older buildings? Should they be replaced with something sparkling new? Or should we consider the historical value they bring to the landscape? City & Country asks property experts about the practicalities of upgrading these old properties — be it through converting, refurbishing or rebuilding. “This is a very interesting and evergreen topic, where all developers or landowners would like to know what to do with their old buildings when they … [Read more...] about Is it worth upgrading KL’s old buildings?
- A + A (Aug 11): McDonald's Corp said on Thursday it plans on reopening its restaurants in Ukraine over the next few months in an early sign of western businesses returning to the country, even as the conflict with Russia continues. The world's biggest burger chain closed all its restaurants in Ukraine and Russia in March, following Moscow's invasion of the eastern European country. McDonald's had 109 restaurants in Ukraine, but did not specify how many it planned to reopen. It sold most of its 850 restaurants in Russia to one of its local licensees in May. The decision to reopen came after "extensive consultation and discussion with Ukrainian officials, suppliers, and security specialists, and in consideration of our employees' request to return to work," Paul Pomroy, McDonald's head of international operated markets, said in a message to employees. McDonald's said it was working with suppliers to get products to restaurants and bring employees back on site … [Read more...] about McDonald’s to start reopening restaurants in Ukraine
INFLATION CRUSH CONTINUES… CNBC: Wholesale inflation rose 11% in April as producer prices keep accelerating Prices at the wholesale level accelerated further in April, part of a broader inflation problem persisting through the U.S. economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. The producer price index, which tracks how much manufacturers get for products at their initial sale, rose 0.5% on the month and 11% from a year ago, a decrease from the record 11.5% in March. Excluding food, energy and trade services, core PPI rose 0.6% in April and 6.9% from a year ago, the latter a decline from 7.1% last month. AFTER SEVERAL FIRE BOMBINGS OF PRO-LIFE GROUPS & THE AT-HOME INTIMIDATION OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, AG GARLAND FINALLY ISSUES A STATEMENT… CNBC: AG Garland directs U.S. Marshals to help ‘ensure the Justices’ safety’ after leaked Supreme Court abortion draft The head of the Department of Justice on Wednesday directed the U.S. Marshals Service to … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: Inflation Crush Continues
A rescue worker works in the aftermath of shelling, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, at Mykolaiv Regional Skin and Venereal Diseases Dispensary, in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, in this handout image released August 1, 2022. State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Mykolaiv region/Handout via REUTERS KYIV/WASHINGTON — Ukraine said Russia had started creating a military strike force aimed at President Volodymyr Zelensky’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih, as Nato moved closer to the most significant expansion of the alliance in decades as it responds to the invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. Senate and the Italian parliament both approved onWednesday Finland and Sweden’s accession to the 30-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato). Under Nato membership, which must be ratified by all 30 member states, an attack on one member is an attack against all. “This historic vote sends an important signal of the sustained, bipartisan U.S. commitment to Nato, and to ensuring our Alliance is … [Read more...] about Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining Nato
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin We are having a Goldilocks moment in American media. We simply can’t decide how much truth we really want. Too many lies can lead to expensive lawsuits, as Alex Jones proved this week with a $49M verdict for spreading misinformation about Sandy Hook. Too much truth, on the other hand, can lead to lawsuits by special interests afraid to have infamous stories made famous, as hundreds of writers have learned ( including this author). Is a healthy midpoint actually possible, or would the news simply lose all meaning? Or can we as consumers bend the news back towards the truth? Jones’ story should be a clarion call for both the right and the left to demand more truth from their storytellers. The future of democracy depends on it. Too Many Lies Last week, Alex Jones was caught lying about the Sandy Hook massacre . On December 14 th , 2012, 26 people were killed by a mass shooter , including 20 children between … [Read more...] about Alex Jones Begs The Question, What’s More Expensive For Media: Lies, Or The Truth?
Amnesty International is urging Thailand to free all political prisoners, drop all current allegations made against activists, and return bail rights to activists who get arrested. The requests are detailed in a letter signed by 4,700 people addressed to Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin. Amnesty International UK ran a campaign to gain support for the letter. The letter was presented at the Justice Ministry and received by the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice Wanlop Nakbua. Amnesty asks the Thai government to take urgent action on three requests… Release activists, drop all allegations made against activists, and grant bail to activists who get arrested. Ensure that activists who are detained have access to appropriate medical care. And inform officials to comply with Thailand’s international human rights obligations which include the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly. Here’s a summary of what the … [Read more...] about Thailand News Today | Opposition to Thailand govt hosting former Sri Lanka president