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  1. ProducerGeorgina Penfold
    Snap to it: the GB energy system needs to get flexible
    Snap to it: the GB energy system needs to get flexibleAs I sat down earlier this week to write my next blog, I was distracted by an incoming email alert: National Grid publishing their SNAPS consultation (System Needs and Product Strategy).Now, this isn’t a new piece of policy to worry about, nor is it...
  2. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Nine studies: full implementation of Paris Accord pledges will cut 1C of global warming, compared to "business as usual".
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Meeting Paris Pledges would Prevent at least 1C of Global Warming - Resilience
    www.resilience.org Nine separate studies show, on average, that full implementation of current climate pledges would avoid 1C of warming compared to...
  3. Susan Singer, SCPM
    A growing list of municipalities that have signed on to the Climate Accord irrespective of national policy.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    From Coast To Coast, Over 100 U.S. Cities Defy Trump And Adopt Paris Agreement — Here's The List:
    politicaldig.com City leaders of 102 cities across the U.S. have announced they are adopting the Paris Climate Agreement in defiance of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the historic accord. In a defiant letter posted to the blogging platform...
  4. ProducerGeorgina Penfold
    Go back to the future to support our energy networks
    Go back to the future to support our energy networksThe collection of poems known as Carmina Burana (Songs from Beuern) dates from the 11th or 12th centuries; the exact dates are uncertain and the authorship disputed although widely assumed to be the work of Goliards – clerics who mocked the church...
  5. Susan Singer, SCPM
    'Jobs president' would sacrifice 1.2M to withdraw from Paris agreement.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    The jobs at risk if Trump pulls the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement
    medium.com Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to ‘Make America Great Again’ largely by bringing jobs back to Middle America. Yet his move to...
  6. Susan Singer, SCPM
    SCOTUS: Manufacturers can't dictate what consumers do with their products post-sale.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    The Supreme Court says third parties can sell printer cartridge ink.
    www.slate.com In what legal scholars are already calling a precedent-setting ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court handed consumers and tech companies a big win on Tuesday ...
  7. Susan Singer, SCPM
    "Tainted Leaks" analysis of extensive phishing campaign & subsequent doc manipulation for propaganda purposes.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus - The Citizen Lab
    citizenlab.org Documents stolen from a prominent journalist and critic of the Russian government were manipulated and then released as a “leak” to discredit domestic and foreign critics of the government. We call this technique “tainted...
  8. Susan Singer, SCPM
    NYC bans hiring managers and recruiters asking job seekers (or Googling) for past salary info. Good call.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    This Interview Question Is Now Banned in NYC
    www.ceresinsights.com Editor’s Note: We usually cover unique (and sometimes wacky) marketing strategies in our blog, but this month we’re turning to a more serious topic that will likely be a game-changer for hiring managers and...


    Kevin Douglas Berg
    21/05/2017 #1 Kevin Douglas Berg
    This is good practice. It would be great to see this be instituted nationally. Just like investments "past performance is no indication of future performance."
  9. Susan Singer, SCPM
    The White House is crowd-sourcing its "reform" of the Executive Branch.

    You have until June 12 to chime in.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
  10. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Diplomas awarded in public service career sector dips.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Fewer People Are Getting Degrees in Public Service
    www.governing.com It's hard to say, though, whether this is a temporary adjustment or a long-term...
  11. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Bill introduced to encourage worker-owned entities.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Legislative Package Introduced to Encourage Employee-Owned Companies
    www.commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), introduced two pieces of legislation Thursday to help workers around the country form employee-owned businesses.Broad-based...
  12. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Lecture by Professor Wolff, captioning by yours truly.
    Global Capitalism: The US Position Weakens [May 2017]
    Global Capitalism: The US Position Weakens [May 2017] Fan of Economic Update with Prof. Richard Wolff? The show is now available on YouTube! Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/economicupdate...
  13. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Global ransomware scheme foiled for just $10.69.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    'Accidental hero' finds kill switch to stop spread of ransomware cyber-attack
    www.theguardian.com Spread of malware curtailed by expert who simply registered a domain name for a few dollars, giving many across world time to protect against...
  14. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Economist: Basic Income a Major Part of Any Attempt to Civilize Capitalism.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Yanis Varoufakis: Basic Income Will Be a Major Part of Any Attempt to Civilize Capitalism (Video)
    www.truthdig.com “Think of basic income as a trust fund for all our children,” says the Greek economist at an acTVism event, “to be financed by dividends from our aggregate capital which was, after all, created collectively.” -...
  15. Susan Singer, SCPM
    ♪♫ They took all the trees
    And put them in a tree museum
    Then they charged the people
    A dollar and a half just to see 'em

    Don't it always seem to go,
    That you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone?
    They paved paradise
    Put up a parking lot ♪♫

    ~Joni Mitchell, 1970
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Here are some of the national monuments being reviewed under Trump's order
    www.latimes.com A look at the national monuments now being reconsidered under President Trump's executive...
  16. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Administration proposal: tax burden on "global law or accounting firms, hedge funds, and private-equity funds...would then drop by more than 59%."
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Are You in a Partnership, S-Corp or LLC? Here’s How Trump’s Tax Plans Could Affect Your Taxes
    www.wsj.com Cutting the tax rate to 15% for so-called pass-through businesses, as proposed by President Donald Trump as part of his tax plan, would be a radical change to the tax...
  17. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Lecture by Professor Wolff; captions by yours truly.

    "Global Capitalism: Trump's Big Economic Plans Fade"
    Global Capitalism April 2017: Trump’s Big Economic Plans Fade
    Global Capitalism April 2017: Trump’s Big Economic Plans Fade Help us reach 50,000 subscribers! SUBSCRIBE to our channel and suggest our channel to friends. Special thanks to this month's sponsor: John O'Sullivan of...
  18. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Back in 2000, "analysts downplayed any symbolic impact of a Russian company gaining a foothold in an important US market. '[I]f they want to sell us their oil, let's encourage them...' said Marshall Goldman...of the Davis Centre for Russian Studies at Harvard."

    NOW Senators are freaking out over a 49.9% stake acquisition (currently owned by Venezuela) by Rosneft in CITGO.

    Story: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rosneft-citgo-russian-oil-deal/
    Susan Singer, SCPM
  19. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Should you be a current or prospective customer...
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    The First Horseman of the Privacy Apocalypse Has Already Arrived: Verizon Announces Plans to Install Spyware on All Its Android Phones
    www.eff.org Within days of Congress repealing online privacy protections, Verizon has announced new plans to install software on customers’ devices to track what apps customers have...
  20. Susan Singer, SCPM
    TX Ag Commissioner opens trade with Israeli West Bank settlements not recognized by US, UN.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Why Texas Is Doing Trade With Disputed Israeli Settlements
    www.governing.com Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, the cowboy hat-wearing Republican who often draws attention for posting controversial messages on social...
  21. Susan Singer, SCPM
    The article asks if social service charities can take the place of the US government safety net.
    The answer is 'no'.
    The reason is evident in the sources of their revenues.
    And, even with this 'boost' they are understaffed, overwhelmed and unable to meet the demand that has increased annually since the recession.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
  22. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Marc Benioff (Salesforce) pushes for government-funded apprenticeship programs.

    I've advocated for apprenticeships for YEARS to solve the non-existent "talent shortage". As higher education becomes increasingly out of reach for many, direct vocational training will become increasingly important.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Marc Benioff Wants Gov't to Create, Fund Apprenticeships
    www.bloomberg.com Marc Benioff, Salesforce chief executive officer, discusses his meeting with President Trump at the White House and his vision for apprenticeships in the U.S. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Gura on "What'd You Miss?" (Source:...
  23. ProducerSantiago Bango

    Santiago Bango

    BRICPOL CURSO EN SEGOVIASi eres amante de la defensa personal, Bricpol es el medio ideal para aprender de forma sencilla y...
  24. ProducerGeorgina Penfold
    I don’t know about EU, but I think everyone is asking the wrong question.
    I don’t know about EU, but I think everyone is asking the wrong question.I’ve already defied the government. My postal ballot arrived three weeks ago with the words ‘OPEN AND RETURN IMMEDIATELY’ emblazoned in slightly threatening letters across the envelope.  It is opened, but I am yet to commit to a decision so the...
  25. ProducerGeorgina Penfold
    Good conduct for water retailers, Project Management at Hinkley... and other UK energy industry updates
    Good conduct for water retailers, Project Management at Hinkley... and other UK energy industry updatesIt’s been a couple of weeks since my last blog, so I’ve really struggled to narrow down which news, views and political stories to include. The last couple of weeks have been a very interesting time in utility terms. We have coal-free power, cost...
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